National Affairs: Incidental Transportation

Masquerading as ink, paint, olive oil and other prosaic commodities, shipments of high-grade liquor used to proceed to one Alfred E. Norris, Manhattan broker, from one Joel D. Kerper, Philadelphia 'legger. When the U. S. penetrated the shipments' disguises, Broker Norris and 'Legger Kerper were tried in Philadelphia. District, Judge William Huntington Kirkpatrick sentenced the 'Legger to 15 months at Atlanta and a $20,000 fine. Broker Norris was fined $200 on the ground that, though the act of purchasing liquor is not prohibited, yet the act of purchasing aids and abets the prohibited...

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