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0 IS. EillEAL DAVIS SENDS OULLET INTO HO I'JIIO TRmOEIiiygM John Bums, Paroled Con- K vict, Near Death When 1 Found by Police. John Euros, a paroled negro' , JoIIrt murder convict, was shot aid s,r!ously wounded at 2:15 , this morning by Mrs. Emeal : Davis w hen he attempted to force entrance to Iter apart- ' ' went ut 101 Third Avenue, Mrs. Davis has been alone " since the coniincmeiit of her ! husband in lb county Jail In ' default of bond on a charge of operating a disorderly house. Davis previous to the cleanup campaign operated one of the ' largest negro resort si in (be Third avenue district.. Bums was struck in the neck by one of three bullets Mrs. Davis fired at bim through a wooden door through which she said he was try ing to make entry to her room. The other shots failed- to take effect She used a .28 caliber' revolver to do the shooting. The bullet enter ed the left side -of his neck, tore through several small veins, but misted the jugular, and stopped when it shattered one of the neck vertebrae. As the bullet had already passed throush the wood of the door, it bad flattened out somewhat, and it tore a great hole -In Burns' neck. He fell un his back in front of the door, while Mrs. Davis Tushed to the window and screamed' for help. 1 Her screams were heard by Jack Babb, taxicab lriver,who was Hie jus", then in the Checker stand a block down the avenue. He met Officer Edward Dealer out on the Street, and thev hurried tn the Da- Vis place. On learning that it was ! negro fight of some sort. Bealer sent Bubb to the police station for more men, and' Officers Gustav KlrBCh, Rudolph Gundrum and Thomas Tottcn accompanied bim to the scene. . ' In Front of Door. Burns was found lying ln a pool of his blood in front of the wom an's bedroom door- H's pockets, were serened and a large, keen ! mar was found in one of them. He wm without a coat or vest, and bad evidently been preparing to go to bed. The Davis woman sur rendered her revolver to' Officer Heeler. It was the only weapon tound at the place, though several mors were confiscated as well as quantity of revolver and auto attic pistol cartridges of all de scriptions. . ' While Dr. Dan Paul and the patrol automobile were being called and hile the officers looked through the rest of the Davis apartments, "Doc," Burns' bulldog, arrived un obtrusively and took his place be aWe Burns. From then on na one could induce the dog to move an inch from the fallen negro. Growls and snaps of his teeth menaced all who tried to touch Burns or even to approach him. He was finally riven away with clubs and several hots fired over his head, tit was nor than five minutes after Dr. (Continued on Page Twelve.) ' iiOO-POUNDSAFE - TAKEN BY BANDITS : Peoria. I1L Dec. 27. Thieves took practu-ally every bit of the stock -and a 400-pound iron safe of the Adolph Lauteibach confectionery in Bar- lonvuie, a suburb of this city, last ght. The total loss was $60. Tne safe was found battered open In a cornfield. It had contained 160.: . . . , , , OLDEST CAT IN c UNITED STATES CLOSES CAREER Bilhnps Mnnt TW 93 . o-. -w. Thomas I'atrinrrh ranntarl tr Ka tbo oldest cat In the United CM., a . . ... owncs, was deaa today, aged 24 Tears and thrA mnntha at tha home of Mr. and Mrs. Grover mpie. He bad grown quite ly when his mistress left his '8ni, which was falling. ' Thomas waa born in tforth- field Minn 4n llDO - long time was mascot on North- i-acinc trams between Man-' dan and Glendivev Owing to the s of his teeth, he ceased ttf jother mice and lived on con-, dented milk dnrin hi ni r- . Thomas' claim . to being the oldest nil in h. .. threshed out a year ago when a v-jr-oia cat at Missoula laid etaun to the age fbampionship. SHOOTS CONVICT I W J 1 d MBS. EMU Ah DAVIS. NET CLOSES ON alllitJi Chief Aid to Tommy OTonner In Chicago Jail - Delivery to Be : abbed in Cuba Chicago, ' Dec." 27.--Arrest of Ed die Darrow, who escaped from the county jail a year ago with Tommy O'Connor, sentenced "; to., hang for mnrftar wntt .Tiutail at TT Cuba, today by the Chicago police department. Police said they celved information yesterday that uarrow was living- in Havana un der an assumed name. Darrow was said to have been the chief aid to- Tommy O'Connor in the sensational . jail delivery here by which O'Connor escaped the gallows by four days. , TO INVESTIGATE RAILWAY STOCK Washington, Dec. 27 An inves tigation to determine whether ade quate stocks gf . locomotives and cars are ln possession of American railroads and whether railroad cus toms and practices controlling use and Interchange of equipment are sufficient, was ordered today by the interstate commerce commission, which Baid it was acting without complaint and on 'its own initia tive. ; . . NEW GAINS SHOWN DT FQREIGN TRADE Washington, Dec. 27. Further in creases in America's foreign trade were reflected today in figures com piled by the department of com merce, showing exports of; cotton and linters for November to have been 858,337 bales valued at $109. 387,719.' -'October einorts of cotton totalled 798,664 bales valued at$93, 923,760. . . THE WEATHER J cloudy !aad unsettled ' - weather this afternoon and tonight, Thurs day', generally fair. Not much change In temperature. ;. V- Highest . temperature . yesterday. 2;. lowest last night, 31. Wind velocity at 7 a. m., 15 miles per hour. Precipitation, none. . , 12m.-7 p.m. 7a: m. k ,: yester. jester. Today Dry bulb temp... 41 ,37 31 Wet bulb temp.. . 37 v 34 30 Relative humid... 72 79 87 River stage at 7 a. m., 2.3 ; a rise of .1 last 24 hours. " 8unset today, 4:33 p. m.; tun rite tomorrow, 7:31 a. m. - , w . -i- ANDREW HAMR1CK. MeteorologUt STATE TEACHER BOD Y SPONSORS FUND CHANCES Millions to Be Asked - for Educational Purposes, Springfield, 111, Dec. 27. By the Associated Press.) The interest of over son iio.. , cmv' - nual meeting of the Illinois State Teachers association, arriving here immediately. At about the same today for the initial meeting to- time Dr. McKoin 'was arraigned for .'night, Centered about the attitude a hearing before Judge Stanleigh of the association on the recom-: m ce"tral police court, but at the mendations of the Illinois educa-, "eane8t . ot the detectives on . the tional commission for a change in,ca8.e tnB justice adjourned the ex- me Biate Distributive nlan Th proposals of the commission for sweeping changes in the methods oi allot. ng the state s $8 000,000 ' "" lual Mkuiu ue ucju Sfchool fund were to take "prece-!for ten days and saying that ex dent over discussions in other im-! tradition papers- would be for portant matters, officials stated. warded. : The association for veara nan de- Dr. McKoin was then taken to the sired a state distributive school fund of $20,000,000 annually. This was their chief recommendation for the last legislature, which gave them $8,000,000 a year. The association is still for the ,$20,000,000 fund, Robert O. Moore of Carlinville, secretary, stated, but the attitude on the bills to be pro posed by the educational commis sion must be settled before it can determine the sice of the fund that is to be urged before the forthcom- . ing general assembly, v ... The Illinois educational commis sion has recommended the present basis of apportioning the school fund ln proportion to the number t:t persons under 21 in each. district to -be entirely eliminated, substitut ing therefor an allotment based on the actual needs of each district' ; Ask "See re Tenure". Another Important proposal to come before the convention was to be the "secure tenure" act, provid ing for giving teachers permanent positions after three years' service. Teachers at present are given only yearly contracts. ; Two other items noma hiJUWWI. '... u.i. , x ww umer iiemB b a rrvriificaUnn f th. hiij of the "state and a law specifying me powers ana auties or city super intendent of schools. ." ' '-. The state association- now has a membership of 26,334.. Chicago, with 76 delegates, has the largest representation in the convention. The Black Hawk district, with head quarters at Rock Island, and the southeastern district at Lawreace ville, have the smallest representa tion with eight delegates each. . J. O. Kngleman of Joliet is nresi- dent of the association. . He will call the convention to order at 7:45 tonight, beginning his annual ad dress at 8 o'clock.. The association will be in session three days. - , i . STANDARD OIL STOCK RAISED Chicago, Dec. 27. Stockholders of tb Standard Oil company of In- oiana, meeting toaay at a special meeting 'in Whiting, Ind.,- voted .to increase the' capital stock from $140,000,000 to $250,000,000. Direc tors will meet here tomorrow to consider declaring a stock dividend of 100 per cent to stockholders of record on Dec. 28. , Colonel Robert J. Stewart, chair man or. tne ooara oi directors, ex plained that the company's surplus as of Sept 30, last, was $176,000, 000, and that it was deemed advisa ble to convert much of the heavy surplus into capital. Of the $140,000,000 authorized capital stock, only $109,700,000 had been issued so that the Increase up to $250,000,000 will permit of the 100 per cent stock dividend and leave a surplus of $36,000,000. - YELLOW KLD' GIVES YULETLDE SERMON TO HIS OLD PALS Joliet,, III.,, Dec. 27. Joseph Weil, known widely ln police .circles' as "The Yellow Kid.'' and who was released last week from the' state penitentiary here, returned to the ! honor farm of the institution on Christmas and preached the gospel I of good will to his former ' prison i mates, it waa learned today. : Weil, who had an international I reputation as a ' confidence man, I arose during a religious service at the farm and said that the life of a criminal does not pay. ' "I know nothing of the bible." he said, "but I do know that th man who follows its teachings 'oaA not go wrong. He closed, with a plea, that his hearers "go straight" after release from prison. , . - - EXBEZZLER 18 GUILTY. Oshkoah,' Wis.. Dec. 27. After pleading .guilty to embezzlement of $637.75 from the Illinois Electric company of Chicago. T. A. Doxbnry was sentenced today" to one year and six months in the state re formatory. ' " ' ' Block Move For Release ; of Dr. McKoin, Held for Murder in Klu Klux Case Baltimore, Md.. Dec. 27. A. writ i of habeas corntia for Dr. H. H Mo- Koin, former mayor of Mer Rouge, La- arrested here yesterday on, sl charge of. murder, was obtained 'this morning. ' l mi.- j a . i . uuaiMi unm Jan. a. luu wan ln compliance to a telegram IromJcja charge of murder against the ! Governor Parker of Louisiana, re- BRITISH WAR DEBT LOOMS AS PROBLEM Previous Act, of Congress Fixing Terms Is a Handicap. 5 BT DAVID LAWRENCE. (Copyright. 1.922, By The Argis.) w . r m ti nn Wjnj"BI. .-.- -mJ&mjh Great Britain 's delegation which, has Juai sailed for the United States nient to the annual naval bill re to negotiate an agreement whereby : questing the president to call an the rate of interest and the annual j economic conference and arms payments on the war debt shaU be j Pa fore,giI definitely fixed for a period of 1 recounted the difficulties of further years will bring to a climax a half armament limitations encountered dozen vital questions which have been hanging fire for several months.. ... 4 Representative Mondell, Repub lican leader, who talked with Pres ident Harding' at length today on the Que811?11 of an economic con- ference, disclosed after leaving the White house some of the difficulties which stand in the way of negotia tion with the allied governments. ""The very people," he' said, "who I recently were limiting the powers UI LUC UVlfb LUUIIUIBOIUU ai6 UU W loud in their ' clamor for an economic conference." , , . In other words the administrar tion finds its hands tied by the act of congress which not only .fixed an interest rate admittedly too high for the allies to pay at once, but fixed 25 years as the period of pay ment for the whole debt. The administration has been con sidering whether to ask congress to amend the law creating the funding commission and give that body more flexibility. But to do so might dis close the administration's hand in the negotiation with the foreign governments. To make an agree ment with the British delegation, howevO, and then go to congress with a request for amendment would not be so satisfactory to the foreign delegates. The have plenary powers. They are accus tomed to deal with governments who have the power to do what they say if they will. If the agreement (Continued on Page Twelve.) REPORT DUE ON WAR CONTRACTS Washington." Dec.. 27. The spe cial District of Columbia-.. grand Jury before which the department of justice has presented charges of criminal irregularities ' in connec tion with the government's war time contracts,' has completed its work and is expected to report be fore the end of the week. The jury has devoted its attention principal ly to evidence relating to the build ing of army cantonments. ' - r PEORWlKEETS A TRAGIC DEATH Peoria, I1L 'Dec 27. John El linghause, aged 25. net a frightful death this morning when he was caught on a fast revolving shaft at the Keystone Wire Steel com pany plant. He was 'whirled over and over, nearly every bone in bis body being broken. . i - -- t ..- j., ' ,. ;.- , - v 1 r office of- State's Attorney Leach, preliminary to the habeas corpus bearing before Judge Gorter. . Vlon the request of Attorney Car- man; Judge Gorter postponed the habeas ucaiiU5 until iu- morrow. Former United States .' District Attorney Robert R. Carman, who is counsel for Dr. McKoin, said that he would fight any effort at extra dition on the pan of the governor of Louisiana. He declared he be lieved that there was no prima fa- former mayor and he expressed the belief that the Louisiana officials called for his arrest here because they wanted him more,as a witness (Continued on Page Two.) Open Fight In Senate On Parley Washington, Dec. 27. Adminis tration senators under the lead of Chairman Lodge, of the foreign re lations committee, began in the senate today a determined ' fight against the proposal of v Senator Borah, Republican, of Idaho, for a new international conference in Washington, to discuss economic conditions and disarmament. - Senator Lodge, who was said by his colleagues to have ascertained the views' of President Harding and his administration advisors, opened his attack as soon as the senate BK - w. w- r, i- . ' which is in the form of an amend- i ,,, , . at the Washington Arms Confer ence a year ago, and declared that in view of the attitude taken 1 by other powers it would be "useless" to attempt to limit land arma ments unless it were established (Continued on Page Two.) FEAR VESSEL IS Seattle, Wash, Dec 27.-"The freighter Tudor Star is in tow of a rescue vessel, according to a cablegram from Liverpool to the Admiral Oriental line. New York. Dec. 27. The French liner Savoie. . arriving here today after the roughest' voyage in her history, reported the possible loss at sea of the steamship Tudorstar, bound frrom Seattle, Wash., for Glasgow. The Tudorstar is operat ed by the Blue Star line of the Un ion Cold Storage company. i La Savoie arrived 48 hours be hind schedule, owing to' the storm which battered traffic on the high seas last week.' For four days and three nights her . passengers were confined to their rooms while the hi? liner tossed like a chin on the waves. ; I Late Bulletins Washington, Dec 27-Presl--dent Harding today nominated Jesse E. MiUer to be postmaster at Cairo, IIL Roekford, IIL, Dee. 27. The Winnebago county bar associa tion today - unanimously en dorsed Judge Uobert-K. Welsh for appointment to the vacancy on the United States supreme bench. ' -Gaiesbnrg, IIL, Dec 37 ' James TrojiV eoaaty mine . Inspector, dropped dead while eating lunch at his home this noon. . ;.--, " ' Peoria, IIL, Dec 87. PolsonV liquor is bunted for the death of x Mrs.' Mary Ann Ernst, it, here tony. ;' . : ': SpriBRId,IlU Dec 27 Atioraey-geaerars oflce today asked the court to order Gov ernor Small to make an imme diate answer to the charges against him tn the civil salts. ' , ... ... -' r ' Kansas City, Dec 27-Ferty ersoas were Injured, some probably fatally, when a dust explosion, fell wed by ire, ae streyed the plant of the Softie, ber Ilonr and Cereal plant this afternoon. , CITY -FEDERAL CLASH HALTING BUILDING WORK Row at Springfield Over Postoffice Building. Springfield. .111., Dec. 27. Rights Of the city of Snrinefielri counter poised against the rights of the fed- roi . , . , ., i improvement of the Springfield post office. Chafing under the federal ruling that the government was not subject to local building ' regula tions Commissioner Frank Hamil- j ton of the department of streets and public property late yesterday re-1 tusea to permit use of 32 inches of sidewalk for a postoffice entrance. The little civil war of words started in Springfield several months ago when the city building inspector stopped the ' contractor building an addition to the post office and forced him to purchase a two-dollar building permit. This action was referred to the depart ment of justice at Washington, and upon advice from Washington, the federal attorney informed the city that the postoffice "is not within the corporate limits of Springfield," and is not subject to its regula tions. He asked that the city pay back the $2. ' Striking bacb at the. government last night, Commissfoaer Hamilton said, "If the government property is not within the city then let the government keep off the city prop erty." His. department has refused to refund the $2.. This attitude, according to Post master Conkling, jWill stop any planning for improvement and en largement of the Springfield post-. otnee, wnicn the city has oten re quested. ' 0 . . SEEKS BAIL ON FRAUD CHARGES . . .1 . v Arrested Fugitive Accused of Mis use of Mails Claims Franie-l p by Disgruntled Clients. St. Louis, .Mo.,1 Dec. 27. Efforts to raise $5,000 bail to obtain his release from custody were made today by William L. Cunningham, arrested here on a federal fugitive warrant, charging use of the mail to defraud in Nejv York. Cunning- ham denied any connection with the fraud, declaring he would waive extradition to New York. An English valet, employed by Austin Howard Montgomery, said to be wanted in Baltimore' and New York, in connection with the fail ure of the Community Finance company, which was said to involve liabilities listed at between $1,500, 000 and $3,000,000, was arrested with Cunningham but later releas ed. Cunningham said he was on his way to Mexico City to meet Montgomery. Cunningham declared he - had never been in business' with Mont gomery, but expressed a willing ness to be associated with him when these charges are cleared.. He declared the charges were the re- suit of disgruntled clients. Montgomery, Cunningham declar ed,' was willing to face the charges and would undoubtedly return add ing that he- believed authorities wished only to detain him as a ma terial witness. PEORIA FIGHTS AUTO SPEEDERS Peoria, III., Dec. 27. A vicilance committee, composed of every cfti-1 zen oi reona was asked by police ' formed Turkey today that the Brit and county officials here today tojish never will abandon the .Mosul aid in the campaign against auto-oil vilayet, "as requested by the mobile drivers, who fail to report ! Turkish delegation and that no pro accidents as a result, of two deaths j Iongation" of the near east con here in the last two (lava. Tn hnth ! f A9efif nan inflnonra th. Rr'ttijli cases the drivers fled, leavine their i victims dying in the street The latest. vctim is Miss Nora j Maroney,. 54, who was killed last in a letter sent by Lord Curzon to night' less than three hours after a I Ismet Pasha, head of the Turkish coroner's jury had returned a ver-! delegation, covering the formal re did of manslaughter in the death j ply of the British delegation to the of Mrs. Louise Thrasher, 28, who, Turkish note of Sunday last, which was left to die in the street last Saturday Aight. The driver of both cars have escaped. k . '. ARMY'S CRITIC IS DISMISSED Boston. Mass., Dec. 27. Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, recent ly court-martialed tor his criticisms of the regular army, has been in- . has been in- formed by the war department oftionri pnt' nf t-tto - TntopHot(Ai.i ii. his separation from thejKWvice. Intform bureau, which he founded, a letter to President Harding he and" widely known because of his charged that PruasUnlsm" existed activities on behalf of prohibition in , the army' He later wrote a and similar movements, died at a PPhlet entitled -Abolish , the hospital here today of pneumonia Army or Reform It" He was 73 .years of age; - mi tiiaap niinnnpi. imivii HLL I IIUOC ullfiiiUCU wl III MAJOR OFFENSES MO PLANS TO CONDUCT FIGHT Today In City P. X. Pierce, Milan, dies of Injuries received when struck by street car last Sunday night. I. I L ( John Barns, paroled convict, shot and seriously wounded by Mrs. JCmeal Davis when he at tempts to enter her apartment early this morning. Persons indicted by Rock Is. land county grand Jury In rice investigation enter pleas of not guilty when arraigned ln cir cuit court. . Sheriff of Farming-ton county. Sew Mexico, wires Rock Island police inquiring If John Looney is wanted here. Is advised that he is. Sheriff C. L. Edwards and staff of deputies conduct mid night raid on three Moline hooch bars. Em II Bogaert ar- rested and fined $100 In county court. . Mrs. C. P. Skinner, wife of Moline mayor, critically ill. I'nder care of three physicians. PETITION FOR ARMOUR'S NEW CHARTER FILED Company Capitalized for $1 60,000 to Deal in Livestock. Dover, Del., Dec. 27. The certifl cate for a charter for Armour & Co. of Delaware was filed at the office of the secretary of state here I at $160,000,000 and is authorized to ! I deal in cattle and livestock of all ! uuay. i ne company is capitalized ' kinds. The incorporators named in the certificate are A. M. Hooven, j M. A. Bruce and H. M. Anderson, all of Wilmington, Del., identified with the Corporation Trust com pany of America, which drew up the incorporation papers. Chicago, Dec. 27. Details of the financing of the new Armour & Co. of Delaware and 4the pending pur chase of Morris Co. by Armour & Co. have not been announced by J. Ogden Armour. Understanding in financial circles here today, how ever, was that some announcement of the proposed change in the pack ing business would be made soon. The Chase Securities company of New York and the Continental & Commercial bank of Chicago are the principal banking interests arrang ing the details of the new financing. In local banking circles it was un derstood the new Delaware corpo ration woulti issue $60,000,000 of preferred stock and $50,000,000 of common stock out of a total au thorized capitalization of $160,000,- 000 and that the new company would act as a holding corporation. BRITISH STAND FIRM ON MOSUL Lauaanne, Dec 27. (By the As sociated Press.) Through foreign Secretary Curzon, Great Britain in - envernment tn rwnl. frnm iho nn. isiuon it nas taicen on tnis matter. The "British position is outlined insisted Mosul belonged to Turkey. fJhrSS.f?r!;i, ii um cut muou( ui ca a jiu usjufJifjU and administered it. The British had taken a pledge to free the Arabf from Turkish rule and estab lish the government of the Iriak. and England since then had repeat edly given her word that the Arabs would not be interfered with.' - DR. CRAFTS, REFORM - LEADER, IS CALLED Washington, Dec 27. Dr. Wil- hur v rmtt. tnr .... -Zi- John K Scott Only One of Accused Who De clines to Answer. The arraignment of score f prisoners indicted by the September grand jury In con neetion with the Keck Island vice probe attracted a crowd which filled the circuit court room to overflowing this mora Inf.. . Pleaa of not guilty were en tered In cases of all those who were formally arraigned before Judge Jiels A. Larson, but fel- . , lowing n precedent established In the Pedigo case, the first one called, the plea was enter ed with the understanding that -It may be withdrawn should the attorneys for the defend- ' ants desire to be heard on a motion to quash the indict-: meats. The arraignment of the prison ers was not greatly different from other court pleadings - except tor me numDer wno appeared and the liiumuieuue in uuuuc anu uoaer-. world life of the persona who were summoned before the-judge.- C. K. Dietz, W. C. Allen, James A. Han ley, R. R. Ingelson and U. M. Mc. Caskrin filed appearances as at torneys for the various defendants. In one case that of Emeal Dav is, duskylieutenant of the Looney forces, and proprietor of a Third avenue bar in the black belt, charged with keeping a disorderly house the court was anked to ap point an attorney. . Emeal told Judge Larson that he had no attor ney nor any funds to retain one. 'Judge Larson appointed Joseph ' vK"iy iu represent uavia. . Lawrence reaigo, neia in inn Gabel murder, Urost murder con- spiracy and two other charges, was i the first of the group to come into j court W. C. Allen, who with J. A. Hanlev. represents Fei.ico. ap peared and after urging the court that he had not bad time to read or study the true bills returned against his client, agreed with W. C. Hadley, special prosecutor, to permit a plea of not guilty to bo entered with the reservation that it would be withdrawn should a decision be made to attack the le gality of the indictment. Tnis ex ample was followed in the succeed ing case. ' Scott Refuses to Plead.' John K. Scott, city attorney, would not enter a plea to malfeas ance and conspiracy charges, and the record indicated that the "pris oner stood mute, the court entcr-t ing an order of 'not guilty.' " When (Continued on Page Twelve.) FEEL ANXIETY " FOR BERNHARDT Madame's Condition Tabes Another Turn -for Worse Actress Conti dent of BecoTcrj. Paris, Dec. 27. (By the Associ ated Press.) Madame Sarah Bern- bardfs condition took another turn for the worse today. Physicians ascribed it to the fatigue following her activity yesterday when she arose from her bed, partook of solid food and received many call ers. ' ' The actress' household is again hmim, wurousu mituauis uer- self is just as conhdeut as ever that she will recover. HAMSII TAILOR DEAD. Washington, "Dec. 27. Hanish Taylor, former United States min- iister to Spain, and recognized au- international law. died. SEND BOOTLEG TO SUBSCRIBERS DJ NEWSPAPERS Chicago, Dec 27. Increased international circulation of Mex ican anil f&niiilan . iumh brought about the discovery that oooueggers nave been shipping brandy and whlskv in 16-aunn tubes wrapped in the papers, ac cording to zeaerai omciaia. 'r Twelve regular . subeertbaes were taken into custody here yesterday and search tor sub scription solicitors was begun.