Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, February 25, 1917, NEWS SECTION PART ONE, Page 5, Image 5
THE CmAHA , SUNDAY BKE: FEBRUARY 25, 1!UV 5 A CONSTERNATION AT THE HAGUE Sinking of Dutch Flotilla ty German Submarine Agi tates Capital. STATEMENT BY MINISTRY The Hague, Netherlands, Feb. 24. (Via London.) Consternation was -caused here by the announcing of the torpedoing and sinking by German submarines of seven ' Dutch cargo vessels,' two of which, the Noorder dijk and the Zaandijk, grain-laden and bound for a home port, belonged to the Holland-American line. The foreign ministry , today made the following announcement: "When unrestricted submarine war was proclaimed The Netherlands government not only protested against it, but insisted that the Ger man government should take care that no Dutch ships then enroute to or from Dutcl ports should be vic tims of the new measure. Germany declared its willingness to do this, but added that it was impossible to guarantee, absolute safety." The statement says further that rhe seven ships which have- been torpe doed availed themselves of a Ger man offer to sail on February 22. They were to sail together on westerly course, out of the dangei zone, and then proceed to their desti nations. J he report then mention the dispatch received from the Dutch minister in London announcing the disaster, which adds that the ships were torpedoed without examination of their papers. The communication ends with the statement that it is be lieved all the crews were saved. Ships' Captains at London, London, Feb. 24. About noon th officers and crews of the seven Dutch ships which lhad been torpedoed by German submarines were marshaled at the Dutch consulate, where they filled every inch of space, for a con ference with H. S. J. Maas, the consul general- of The Netherlands, which lasted for several hours. The officers made affidavits as to the circum stances of the sinking of their boats while full versions given by the mem bers of the crews were taken by squad of Dutch stenographers. Consul General Maas said: "The Dutch government has i structed the officers and crews of these ships not to say anything for publication. I regret I cannot give out details of the sinkings, having myself received similar instructions. It was noticed there-"were many negroes from the West Indies among the crews. PUBLIC DANCE AND POOL HALL SCORED BY JURY . Continued From Page One.) hauling and cleaning up was recom mended. The grand jury rapped the police department, the report averring that after a caretul investigation we be lieve that the police of the city of Omaha have been derelict in their duty through the non-enforcement of the laws and not properly investi gating vice conditions. The city cmomissioners should at once in struct the police department to be come more efficient and see that the laws are enforced without fear or favor." ' The inquisitors reported that they "investigated gambling in Douglas county and could unearth no direct evidence ot professional gambling houses or gambling clubs now being operated in the county. the report stated, however, that "we believe that petty and social gambling is being openly carried on in all poo! halls, many hotels, and, in fact, prac tically every, pace where tobacco in any torm is retailed. Want Roulette Wheel Smashed. Under the caption of "gambling the report said that "from evidence producd before we are convinced thjt gambling paraphernalia secured in former raids has not been destroyed by the sheriff's, office in accordance with the statutes. We recommend that immediate action be taken to this .end. Liquor law violations came in for several paragraphs in the report. The jurors reported that "we firid the principal violators of liquor laws are not only some ot the saloons oner ating' under proper licenses, but also Dootieggers, cafes and drug stores, ionic of which operate under govern ment license only, and many under no license whatsoever. "In view of the fact that on and after May 1 the regulation of the honor question will be placed abso lutely under state control, we believe that with the proper co-operation on the part of Douglas county and city officials this matter should be satis factorily adjusted. -Meanwhile the existing laws should be rigidly en forced to the fullest extent possible, and we demand ot the proper of ficials that the same be done. Recommendations that the Albert law, as applied to metropolitan cities along lines that wil confine prosti tution. to a restricted district, be mod ified were made. Delinquency Increases. "Conditions relative to prostitution are most serious," the report said, "and evidence submitted indicates that sine the passage of the Albert law delinquency in connection with this traffic is rapidly increasing, due largely to the fact that, since the abolition of the old segregated dis trict its denizens are now scattered in Ussigtoation houses throughout the city, and thus more rapidly come into contact with and influence younger persons tin other walks of life.";: The grand jurymen said that they .elf these conditions are also largely responsible for the periodical exist ence of,various road houses scattered mrougnout tne county. Pool Halls a Menace. Cigarettes were touched upon in the reportV the adjourning body ex pressing the, belief a law prohibiting the sale of the little paper smokes to minors and also forbidding minors from having them in their posses sion would, to a large extent, obviate the evil. The grand jury characterized pool Believes in Omaha New Shoe Store Omaha is a bright, sparkling gem on the retail map of the middle west, according to Sol Tailor, owner of nine big shoe stores. The latest gem in the crown of this modem business king is right here in Omaha, and its formal opening wilt be announced shortly. His belief in the present and future prosperity of Omaha as a business center is best evidenced by f'anor's choice of this city as the best loca tion for the newest store in his chain of establishments. He has fitted out a beautiful and attractive salesroom and store front at 1512 Douglas street. ' Underselling will be the watchword and policy at I'anor's. The idea is to sell high grade footwear at prices lower, than are asked elsewhere. Besides being president of his chain of stores, So! I'anor has a number of banking and property interests, among which he divides his time. His broth er, Fred B. I'anor, formerly manager of the two I'anor stores at Sioux City, will manage the new store here. Other Panor stores are located at Des Moines and Lincoln. Ever since he was 15 years of age, Sol Panor has been in the shoe busi ness. He entered as a clerk in his father's store at Des Moines, where he was paid such a small salary that he quit and started a shoe store of his own. From that beginning, his enterprise and modern methods rap- halls, as they exist today, as Omaha's greatest menace to public safety. "We find," the report said, "that the majority of pool halls are the har borning places for professional crimi nals and degenerates, as well as the meeting places for boys of immature youth. The language generally used in these places is vile and profuse and associations formed there invariably result in the contamination of the youth starting n'm 011 'he road to ruin. We believe that 90 per cent of the crimes committed in Omaha have their inception in pool halls. To Regulate Pool Halls. "The jury strongly urges that an ordinance providing the severest regu lation of pool halls be at once adopted by the city commission and instruc tions given to all police officers that the ordinance must be rigidly en forced. If the pool halls cannot be restrained, they should be abolished. That the conditions set forth in the report on pool halls apply equally as well to public dances and dance halls was the grand jury foreman's conten tion. The report said that the "board of censors have been derelict in their duties and are open to severe criti cism, due to their laxity in enforce ment of laws regulating the conduct o these places." The grand jury urged that immedi ate action should be taken to suppress "fake auction stores which apparently continue to thrive without molesta tion on the part of the police." Must Have Licenses. The' grand jury charged that theH'0"8- but not. convenient No con city license 'inspector has been ex tremely derefict in his duty in col lecting licenses, but added that in vestigation showed that "his powers are decidedly limited." Recommenda tion was made that an ordinance be passed enabling the license inspector io aeny rne rignr or anyone to 00 business that comes .under the head of his department, who fails to take out a license. First-class hotels and the court house were given clean bills in the grand jury s report. it was noted, however, that in Omaha there arc a number of so- called, hotels which are nothing more than cheap rooming houses catering principally to the unemployed. The sanitary conditions are extremely bad and warrant careful and frequent in spection by tne health department. Teh body also recommended that the "use of the driveway in the base ment of the courthouse as a public storage for automobiles should be dis continued." More frequent grand juries were uprged in the closing paragraph of the body's somewhat bulky report. It was recommended that the court hereafter summon a grand jury at least once a year. Movie Man Indicted. Of the total of forty-three indict ments returned by the grand jury in us inonui s session tne last oaten on the eve of adjournment included one for arson and one for libel. ' Following his indictment on a charge of arson, Joseph Kohlberg, proprietor of a moving picture thea ter at 1415 Farnam street, which was destroyed by fire, was arrested on a capias writ and detained in the countv jail nntil bond was furnished. I he indictment charred Kohlhercr with "intent to defraud the Phoenix Fire Insurance company of Paris, France; the Farmers' Insurance com pany of Cedar Rapids, la.; the Cam den Insurance company and the North British and Mercantile Insur ance company of London and Edin burgh on policies aggregating $6,000." Arch R. Kellcy, proprietor of the Kelley Mercantile aeencv. was in. dieted on a charge of libel. It is al leged that Kclley's agency in present ing a bill to Bertha Lesch, a cook at the South Side hospital, "sought to scandalize, villity and defame her. Indicted for Murder, Gyoke Sarati was indicted on a charge of first degree murder. He killed Djoko Cvajin on February 13. A true bill against Joseph Wil liams, charging first degree murder, was returned. Williams was the slayer of Henry Martin on Decem ber 16. . Other indictments on which arrests were made on capias writs were: . Joseph Green, robbcrv. Edward Jones, alias Edward Swanson, grand larceny; Ray Jordan, forgery; Fred M. Arnold, insufficient funds to meet a check: Walter E. Driscoll. fors-erv: John W. Jordan, robbery; James Ball, Burt Aimer and iiverett Kookstoole, breaking and entering. Follows Court Instructions. George E. Havcrstick. who acted as foreman of the grand jury, in sub mitting nis report declared that the D22'k !& Freight on Seed8-p"ctt on seeds to all points In Iowa and nearby point fa other states. Our catalog shows JiuTXwt the Med will coat delivered to you. No extra chattel for ban or freighter pottage. ! Ail. -Everything It sold sublect to roar own teat and approval. Your money a worth or your money back." Prtcee right and quality guaranteed Write (or apodal price, and aamplea on any. thing you are Interested in. Calalaf and Bead Sanaa FraoWrite tor free Seed Catalog and little "tliSlT!) S'SiZ. -Pal.',w" lown eeede and nult worrying. HENRY FIELD SEED CO., Baa 22. Shenandoah. I.wa. and Will Open on Douglas Street -ir SOL PANOR. idlv built ud the chain. He is still young only 35 and finds time for golt and motoring in spite ot nis numerous business interests. Airs Panor is also an ardent motorist. star eliamber bodv had carefully in vestiuated the instructions given by the coutt when the jurymen reported January 20 and had endeavored to the best ot its ability to comply wnn the same in every respect. Mr. Havcrstick reported that forty three indictments were returned for various crimes and personal investi gations made of the various bounty and city institutions. Greater power should be concen trated in the office of the county at torney, the report said in thanking County Attorney Magney and his as sistants for their advice and counsel That the county attorney's office should be held to strict accountability for the enforcement and investiga tion of all violations of the law, was the opinion of the disbanding jury. "In order that the necessary inves tigation of law violations may be pros ecuted we would recommend that proper fund be placed at the disposal of the county attorney to be used at his discretion for this purpose," the Swearing Witnesses, The manner of swearing witnesses was sharply criticised. Present cus tom requires that the witness be sent to the district court's office; two floors below, which, besides delaying the jury in the conduct of its work, gives undue publicity. If the foreman of the grand jury were authorized to swear witnesses it would expedite matters considerably The quarters provided for the grand lury when in session were commo necting room for the use of witnesses was furnished, resulting in the per sons who were summoned to appear before the jury being obliged to wait in the corridor, where they were sub ject to prior investigations by news paper men, etc. For this reason, it was with difficulty that secrecy re garding the subject we were investi gating was maintained. We are1 advised that no power is vested in a grand jury permitting the investigation ot the conduct of insti tutions controlled by private parties or religious organizations. The statutes should be so amended as to give authority to grand jurors or to the proper state and county olticers to at any time make such investiga tions of these institutions as they may deem necessary. 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Best, defeated for county commissioner at the last election by Jeff W. Bedford, has filed quo war ranto proceedings in district court in an attempt to oust the successful candidate for the office. In his pe tition Mr. Best contends that under the four-year law, passed in 1905, no election should have been held In 1916. He says that elections should have been held in 1909 and 1913. A. C. Hart riled similar action against A. D. Compton Friday. You will find a number of real bar gains! in slightly used furniture, pianos, machinery, typewriters, etc., listed in the For Sale Miscellaneous columns of The Bee. Reading them every day will save many dollars. i Big New Building for ! Lower Business District i A $200,000 fire-proof building will ' fie erected in Omaha by the Hoagland Lumber company, its president, George A. Hoagland, announces. Con struction will bertn wiihfn two months. The structure will be six stories high and will occupy the site of the company's present offices at Ninth and Douglas streets. Thomas R. Kim ball is the architect. Mr. Hoagland line a nesan.Astita tatninl (nf Vm natdau j building, but declines to name him until all arrangements are completed. Friendship Club Holds Second Dance and Social Two hundred persons, hungry for society, attended the second meeting of the Friendship club held Friday night in Metropolitan hall. It was an enjoyable gathering. More than 100 persons have signified intention! of joining the club roster of permanent members. tr. Bell'. Ptne-Tar-Honey. Honey aoothee the irritation, Pina Tar euta the phleam, rellavea eonatlpation, aoothee the raw spots? 2(c All drorriata. . Advartlaement. .