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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY. MAY 6, 1917.
GOES TO JAIL FOR
Asbury Pollard Has No Money
to Pay Fine, So Takes the
CHINAMAN PAYS HIS FINE
Asbury Pollard was standing guard
over six bottles of beer and five bot
tles of whisky Thursday night when
detectives entered the Midway res
taurant at 207 North Twelttn street.
In police avirt Friday Pollard had
the choice of paying a fine of $100
on ine cnarge 01 navuig inioxicauug
liquors in his possession or of go
ine to iail for thirty days.
"Well." he said. "I ain't tot the
$100, so it appears that I ain't got
M. W. King. Chinaman, who ex.
plained to police officers that he used
for flavoring; pies -the whisky which
they found m his restaurant at 2032
Cuming street, was fined $100 and
costs for violating the prohibtion law.
He at first decided to appeal, but
when he was asked to post a bond of
lliu lor nis appearance in oisinci
court he oaid his fine. "
"Me never again," he said as he
Police confiscated a quantity of
booze in the Exchange drug store at
Nineteenth and Harney streets, l-ioyo
Marshall appeared in court Friday to
explain its presence there. Hia trial
was postponed till Tuesday.
Harry Stem s problem is to ex.
plain why he had beer in his grocery
store at 1508 North Twenty-fourth
street. His hearing is set for Sat
Telegrams Show German
Cash Behind Conspiracy
New York, May 4. A mass of tele
grams, by which the government
plans to prove the alleged plot to tie
up the entente allies' munition traffic
in. this country, was placed in evi
dence today at- the conspiracy trial
of Captain Franz Rintelen of the Ger
man navy, Davhi Lami', former Rep
resentative Frank Buchanan and H.
Robert Fowler and' four others.
The telegrams exchanged among
the defendants for the most part dealt
with the workings of labor's national
I pace couiu.il, which, it is alleged, was
financed by German money furnished
through Rintelen, and sought to fo
ment. strikes at munition factories and
steamship piers.-.v - -. .
Plans by the peace council to bnng
about embargoes on the shipment of
munitions and strikes in trades em
ployed' in their manufacture, it was
testified by Ernest Bohm, secretary
of the Central Federated union, were
proposed to him by Buchanan, Fow
ier, -Jacob C. Taylor and Henry B.
Martin, ;vlv said money for expenses
would be supplied.
Great Britain and Italy
-; Are Now Short of Food
Washington, May 4. Herbert C.
Hoover, director of Belgian relief and
new-., chairman of the food committee
of thr Council for National Defense,
arrived here today to report on the
food situation abroad. He will present
a comprehensive summary of condi
tions iir.the allied countries as a basis
for working out a plan apportioning
American food shipments.
N6. secret is made of tie serious
ness; ot the food shortages ip ' both
England and Italy. France is faring
somewhat better, but is in need of
coalf i ,,"
No Oasis Shall Be Found in New
Sahara of Nebraska, Decrees Reed
Hark, all ye former disciples of the
Be it known. Attorney General
Reed has decreed you are living in a
new Sahara, whose only distinction
from the arid desert is that there you
might expect to find an basis now
Even the hip-pocket oasis is barred
in Nebraska. Any man in Nebraska
who carries booze where his handker
chief ought to be is liable to arrest
and fine for violating the prohibition
Moreover, any man whose breath
savors of the outlawed liquids is lia
ble to be summoned into court to ex
plain where he "wet his whistle."
bo says the law. announced Attor
ney General Reed, after he had an
swered 117 queries about the "ifs"
and "why nots." of the dry statutes.
Druggists cannot carry in stock any
wines, whiskies, brandies, cord'als.
beer or any other intoxicating liquor
that is drinkable. Alllhey can carry
is ethyl alcohol, and even this must
be unfit for beverages and not taxed
by the internal revenue collectors.
-AH druggists must have state permits
to possess even nondrinkablc alcohol.
Wholesale druggists may carrv in
stock wines for sacramental pur
poses. But for every sale they must
file with the county clerk a record of
the transaction, naming the purchaser,
the quantity sold and the sum paid
Attorney General Reed has received
from local police authorities assurance
of hearty support in enforcing the
"I'll go the limit on all eases that
come to my attention," said City Pros,
"And members of the police depart
ment will haul into court any and all
offenders," promised Chief of Police
Dunn. "There will be no bootlegging
in Omaha if I can help it."
Since May 1 ten Omahans have
been arrested on charges of violat
ing the prohibition law. Seven have
been fined $100 and costs, one was
sent to jail and two were found not
One lone "drttnlc has been arraigned
in police court since the dawn of
dryness. He was fined $10.
The daily average of "drunks" dur
ing the wet regime was from ten to
Omaha War News
To meet increased war needs the
naval training station at Great Lakes,
III., is being enlarged, according to
"Richard Metcalfe isAfter Subscriptions. That's the
: Whole Sum and Substance." So Says a Repre
sentative of Kountze Memorial
Some Observations by Richard L. Metcalfe
' To be sure Richard Metcalfe is "after sub
scriptions" subscriptions to the Omaha Ne
Iraskan a paper that has the impudepce and .
audacity to print old-fashioned American doc
trine beneath the very folds of the American
flag. (The subscription price continues to be
$2.00 per year.)
i But Richard Metcalfe Is also "after" treason
in Nebraska; and while trying to earn a living
rthrbugh the practice of his profession, that of
a newspaper man without a muzile, he is try
iing' also to render service to his country.
'- In this connection here are a few comments
h!eh Richard Metcalfe has to make:
Mr. Harry Fischer, said to be a member of
the church board, says: "Richard Metcalfe serves .
"his. country poorly when he keeps, such things
stirred up." But when the clergyman of-Mr.
Fischer's church publicly and repeatedly sneered
:at tAmerica's war as "Wilson's War," said he
'would not co-operate with the president and
charged that the war was brought about by.
American autocracy. Mr. Fischer had no word
of "reproof for the unpatriotic utterances.
: Dr. Baltzly himself says: "I reserve my Amer
ican right to think for myself." But when the
"country is at war the man whose thoughts are
"against hia country's interests would better keep
them to himself. When he puts them into words
he gives comfort to the enemy. There are only
-two classes of people now: Those who are for
America and those who are against America.
Dr. Baltzly says that I am making merchan
dise of my patriotism because I am trying to
obtain subscriptions for the Omaha Nebraskan.
T'he newspaper business is my profession. I
Avfi been trying to make a living through the
practice of that profession. For more than a
:yegr now the Kaiser sympathizers have, been
carrying on a boycott against me, seeking to
destroy my business for the reason that I have
exercised an editor's right to speak plainly in
behalf of my country and against the Kaiser.
These people have been surprised that I have not
tamely submitted to this boycott and abandoned
'my means of livelihood. .They began this fight.
I have simply resisted, partly in behalf of my
own right to Conduct a legitimate business and
"partly in behalf of my country's welfare.
In this connection stick a pin here: It doesn't
cost Dr. Baltily or any other of my critics a
penny to print their criticisms of my old fash
ioned American article. But It did cost me ap
proximately $45.00 to print that good old Amer
: Here's another thought: For two years Omaha
newspapers have been filled with articles attack
ing our country, articles written by Kaiser sym
pathizers. But there has been no criticism from
;those who are now so fearful lest Richard Met
'calfe "stirs up trouble." It seems to be all right
:for those who do not agree with the president
to. say whatever they want to say, but it is re-
- garded as a crime to give utterance to a little
- old fashioned American doctrine.
Dr. Baltzly 'intimates that I am a "self ap
pointed critic." I am "self appointed," just
as every other American citizen is self appointed,
to do everything he can do for the benefit of
. his country in a crisis. IN THE THINGS I HAVE
WRITTEN UPON THESE MATTERS I AM
REPRESENTING EVERY RED-BLOODED
AMERICAN IN NEBRASKA. IF YOU DON'T
BELIEVE IT JUST ASK THEM AND YOU
WILL FIND THAT, "SELF APPOINTED"
THOUGH YOU CALL ME, I SPEAK FOR THE
GREAT MASS OF THE PEOPLE OF THIS
STATE WHO INTEND TO UPHOLD THE
PRESIDENT'S ARMS IN THIS GREAT CRISIS.
Here's a thought also for the patriotic mem
bers of Kountze Memorial: You cannot afford
to have your great church stand for your pas
tor's treasonable utterances. He has repeated
them, and only forty-eight hours ago reiterated
them. The very life of your church depends upon
the repudiation of these utterances. If the of
ficial board does not repudiate them the mem
bers of the church should do so.
In conclusion I desire to say that I am not
'moved by any small motive in the work I am
trying to do. No soldier upon the battlefield was
ever more impressed with the importance of his
duty than I am impressed with my duty at this
moment. I am doing it without malice toward
any man or prejudice against any race of men.
One Omaha paper said that I demanded Dr.
Baltzly's discharge. That is not true. I have
simply asked that either his church board or
the members of his church repudiate his utter
ances. This is necessary for the reason that Dr.
Baltzly has repeatedly boasted that he has been
kept busy receiving congratulations for his un
patriotic remarks. If these remarks were merely
those of a thoughtless individual we could af
ford to pass them by, but if they represent the
views of a great church institution, then the
Americans of Omaha want to know it and they
must know it in order to protect their country.
Forty-eight hours ago cabinet officials told
us of the great danger confronting our country.
Because the situation is so serious we must beat
down treason and rebuke treasonable utterances
in every community if we would aid in the great
work in which every patriotic citizen must have
We all know where the pastor of Kountze
Memorial does not stand. He does not stand with
tha president of the United States in America's
The question now is, when do th Official
board and tha memb.rt of th. Konntsa Memorial
tand? Do they it.nd with th.lr pastor er do
thoy .tand with the Preildent? That if the ques
tion which they must answer in unequivocal lan-
?uage, for their pastor has made this necessary
or the reason that he has repeatedly flaunted
the flag of disloyalty in the faces of Omaha
RICHARD L. METCALFE.
.:' The Omaha Nebraskan speaks straight from the shoulder. It prints old-fashioned Ameri
can doctrine. It should be in the home of every American, native and foreign-born. For the
reason that The Nebraskan is an attractive and interesting paper, its circulation is now en
joying unprecedented growth. Subscribe for The Nebraskan today. Subscription price $2.00
per year. ' Pabliehed every Thursday.- i "d your subscription to Omaha Nebraskan, 256 Bran
deis Theater BIdg., Omaha, Neb.
information sent to local recruiters.
For a short time ill n:en enlisting
here as apprentice seamen will be
held at their homes, while the im-
Erovements at the training station are
ring made. Men enlisti .g in other
ratings, and apprentice seamen with
out homes here, will continue to go
Members of the Omaha Auto club
and other local motorists have of
fered the use of a number of autos
for the naval parade to the Florence
rally this evening. More cars are
needed, however, and Ensign Rayley
asks patriotic car cowners to help
New slides, showing life in the ma
rine corps, have been received here
by Sergeants Carpenter and Moore,
who will display them at local mo
tion picture theaters.
In addition to a rush of Omaha
applicants for the officers' reserve
corps, Colonel Root has been in
formed that there are many at nearby
towns awaiting examination. He and
Captain Bower will examine about
sixty at Council Blutis Saturday.
Eleven at Bridgeport, in western Ne
braska have also applied. Individuals
and small groups at distant points
will have to come here for examina
tion, the colonel says, as he has no
facilities for meeting the situation in
any -other way. Captain McKinley is
examining large groups at Sioux City
and Des Moines.
ITaval Lieutenant Harold Keller of
Oijiaha is at sea, instead of in charge
of ia recruiting station. Another Lieu
tenant Keller, with the same initials,
is on recruiting duty.
O. C. Redick has offered the use of
a store room on Twenty-first and
Cuming streets to the Colored
Woman's Red Cross auxiliary. Mrs.
Redick will explain how the work if
carried on at tiie first meeting Tues
day. Mrs. Philip Letcher. 3415 Nortb
Twenty-eighth street, is In charge oi
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