Tammany Excise Law
Nast depicts New York corruption under Tammany Hall Ring. Nast's shadows of forthcoming events predicted Tammany excising the law at the Rum Hole. A board of excise appointed by some local authority.
Paine, Albert Bigelow Th. Nast: His Period and His Pictures (New York, NY: The Macmillan Company, 1904)