Murray v. Wilson Distilling Co., ante,
p. 213 U. S. 151
followed as to the federal question involved in this
The facts are stated in the opinion.
MR. JUSTICE WHITE delivered the opinion of the Court.
This is a proceeding in mandamus, commenced in the Supreme Court
of the State of South Carolina, to compel the commission appointed
under the authority of the act of the general assembly of that
state, approved February 16, 1907, providing for the winding up of
the affairs of the state dispensary, to comply with an act of the
general assembly, approved February 24, 1908, requiring the payment
of a certain judgment out of the funds in the hands of the
commission. It was set up in justification of the refusal to obey
the command of the statute that the commission was restrained and
enjoined from paying out the fund by orders of the circuit court of
the United States, made in the suits of the Wilson Distilling
Company and the Fleischmann Company, the validity of which orders
was the subject of consideration in the case of Murray v.
Wilson Distilling Co.,
No. 625, this term, just decided. Upon
the authority of the decision in
Page 213 U. S. 175
J. F. Lyon v. W. J. Murray et al.,
79 S.C. 316, the
Supreme Court of South Carolina held that the return of the
commission was insufficient and ordered a peremptory mandamus to
issue. A writ of error was thereupon prosecuted from this Court
upon the theory that the court below had declined to give full
faith and credit to the orders and decrees of the circuit court of
the United States in the cases mentioned.
The determination of the questions of a federal nature arising
in this case is controlled by the decision made in Murray v.
Wilson Distilling Company,
No. 625, this term, ante,
p. 213 U. S. 151
heretofore referred to, and, upon the authority of that decision,
the judgment of the Supreme Court of South Carolina is
THE CHIEF JUSTICE took no part in the consideration or
disposition of this case.