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Scott Held ior Federal Grand
Jury on Harrison Act Charge
J. C. Scott, 529 South' Twenty
fourth avenue, arrested May 3 on a
federal complaint of selling opiates,
has waived hearing before United
States Commissioner Neely and was
held fo; the federal grand jury, which
convenes here next week. Scott's
bonds was fixed at $2,000.
Burlington President Here
Says Rail Business is Good
Hale Holden, president of the Bur
lington road, was in Omaha today on
a tour of the company's western
lines. Mr. Holden asserted that, ow
ing to the fact the government has
taken over the operation of the rail
roads, there is nothing to say con
cerning Iheir future.
"Business is good." he said, "but
I aside from that there is nothing to
Boy Scouts in France and Omaha Join
Hands Across Sea to Seal Partnership
In Redoubled Warfare Against Kaiser
VICE CRUSADE IN
ORDER TO POLICE
TODAY and SATURDAY
JEWEL CARMEN in
"THE BRIDE OF FEAR"
Rigid Instructions Given to
Photo of Mershon Welsh, Omaha Boy
Scout and fac simile of letter he received
from French. Boy Scout :: :: ::
THE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, MAY . 17, 1918.
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Enforce Laws Against Boot
legging, Gambling, Va
grancy and Immorality.
City Commissioner Ringer's In'
'4 VX PHOTOPLAYS.
tractions to Chief of Police Dempsey
hart been transmitted to the police
men by the chief in a general order
which directs that vigilance shall be
' exercised in enforcement of laws
against bootlegging, gambling, va
grancy and immorality.
The general order, address to the
"You will instruct all members of
the police department under your re
apective commands to exercise all
diligence in securing evidence against
persons suspected of violating the
laws relating to intoxicating liquors,
gambling and prostitution, with
view to eliminating the bootleggers,
gamblers and prostitutes from the
city. , . .
War on Violations.
"It is the order of Superintendent
Ringer that those violations must be
stopped and the violators" driven out
of the city, and we must use every
possible means to carry out this
"Whenever you find a bootlegger
or vagant or anyone else who refuses
to work, arrest him and take the mat
ter up with the county attorney and
see that a complaint is hied in each
- and every case. In this way we ought
to be "able to eliminate bootleggers
and gamblers from the city."
The State Sedition Law.
Attention of the policemen is di
rected to the provisions of the state
' sedition law. It is the policy of
Mayor Smith and Commissioner
Ringer to file complaints under the
sedition law against persons who are
within the meaning of the following
section of the sedition law:
"Being physically able to work and
not engaged in any useful occupation,
refuse employment or remain 1 actual
ly idle when useful employment is ob
tainable. Any person so offending
will be guilty of sedition."
Interstate Scout Conference
Will Open in Omaha Friday
Interstate conference of Boy Scout
officials will be held in Omaha Friday
with delegates from Iowa, Missouri,
Kansas, South Dakota and Nebraska.
Headquarters have been established in
the Patterson block.
The convention will open with
luncheon for delegates at the Young
Men's Christian association, followed
by addresses by Mr. Boardman of
Lincoln, Dr. Sowerby, Scout Execu
tive of Kansas City; L. L. McDonald,
camp director national council, and
Lome W. Barclay, director Depart-
ment of Education. Scouts will give
an exhibition of games under the di
rection of C. H. English, scout ex
ecutive of Omaha.
The convention will close Sunday
Former Saloon Keeper Given
- 60-Day Sentence by Judge
Emil Talbod, 1727 South Eleventh
street, former saloon keeper, was sen
. tenced to 60 days in jail Thursday
"by Police Judge Madden upon con
viction vi Having imoxicaung liquor
in his possession. Officers of the
morals squad testified that in re
sponse to a "tip" from federal authori
ties a trunk shipped from Kansas City
and delivered to Talbod's home was
found to contain nine quarts of
whisky and seven pints of beer.
Mary Miller, housekeeper for Tal
bod, testified that she thought the
trunk containued the wardrobe of a
new roomer. She was discharged.
Federal Men to Probe Alleged
Wheat Hoarding in Nebraska
The food administration is going
after G. W. and James Bailey, who
live near Carleton, in Thayer county, I
and who are reported to have 8,500
bushels of wheat which they have not
marketed. The report is that they
said, "If the government wants this
wheat, let it come and get it." And
so' Uncle Sam's men are going after
it. Notices have been served through
H. B. Harding, county food adminis
trator. If these notices do not bring
the wheat some of Uncle Sam's men
will go after it, haul it to the nearest
station and market it, charging up all
expense to the owners who refused to
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Omaha Boy Scouts have joined hands across the sea
with Boy Scouts of the French republic.
Christian Moussieg, 13 Rue de la Cloche, La Rochelle,
Clarente Inferieure, France, presents the greetings of the
La Rochelle Boy Scouts to Mershon Welch, Omaha Boy
Scout, in a letter characteristically French and efferves
cent with courtesy and companionship. It is the first
lap in a friendship between the far-divided units of this
organization that will outlast even the memory of the
mutual enemy the Hun,
The Omaha Scout wrote a letter some time ago to
Major H. L. Akin, formerly a physician in Omaha and
now a member of the American corps in France, request
ing him to give it to a French Boy Scout. The major
turned the letter over to Christian.
The missive, written in Enclish. tvnifirs the nrinr!n1
of helpfulness and friendliness instilled for future
democracy, for the Scouts of today are the soldiers of
"I am learning English," writes Christian in a half
apologetic manner, "so you will excuse me if I don't write
correctly." But the letter, as a whole, would not divulge
the fact that Christian is just beginning the mastery of
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the English language. Christian acknowledges he is only
12 years old but he derives evident pleasure in announc
ing the fact that he has been a Boy Scout for 20 months.
Mershon Welch, son of John W. Welch, promi
nent Boy Scout commissioner, is one of the most
representative of Omaha Scouts. He is both a star and a
life member and belongs to Troop No. 36. His sister,
Gertrude, is often the nurse, or the patient, in first aid
work. The Welch Red Cross police dog, awaiting to be
called to Uncle Sam's service, is the third member of
the patriotic trio.
Mayor Smith Outlines Plan
For Cleaner and Better Omaha
Mayor Smith emphasized his desire
to. have a cleaner and better Omaha,
in? an address before the Concord
club Thursday noon at the Henshaw
hotel. He also gave an outline of
various activities on which he wanted
the support of the club and men
tioned that the council was to make
- an effort to cut down unnecessary
expenses to the city by eliminating
At this session, the club organized
for, the coming Red Cross drive and a
donation of $200 was made to the
fund. Entertainment was furnished
oy L. A. James and L. Moore.
Widow of Late Dr. C. W. Downs
To Be Buried in Omaha Friday
funeral services for Mrs. Lora H
Downs, widow of the late Dr. C W.
Uowns. will be held Friday morn
tig at 10 o'clock at the residence, 518
3ouin roruetn street. Mrs.'Downs
neq aunaay night of pneumonia, and
nirial was delayed pending the ar
rival of a son, Philip Downs, from
rcnsacoia. ria., wnere he has been
itationed in the aviation cdrps of the
jrmy. Interment will be in Forest
t . . I
Man's Big Damage Suit Against
fin-Laws" Begun in Court
Opening arguments of attorneys
representing Hyman L. Goodwin, who
i 2ir?J3L,s. moth and father-in-law
for f 25,000 damages for alleeed aliena
tion of-his wife's affections, were
heard by Judge Sears in district court
Thursday rflcfomg. Goodwin asked
that his caseUe set ahead on the
calendar owing .to'Jiis liability to the
draft. He expects to-go in the next
.call - t ;
IN RACE TO LAND
CITY HEALTH JOB
Physician Is Endorsed for
Place by Special Committee
Representing Omaha Med
The appoinment of a new health
commissioner is narrowing down to
Dr. Millard Langfeld, city bacteri
ologist and an eminent member of his
The doctor was graduated from
Johns Hopkins and has been in pro
fessional service in Omaha for 20
years. He has served as city bacteri
ologist for many years, and has been
on the faculties of Creighton Medical
and Dental colleges.
"Who's Who in America " refers to
lnm as having been identified in pro
fessional capacities with St. Joseph's
hospital, Nebraska school for deaf and
dumb', Omaha Milk commission. Ne
braska Medical society, Douglas
County Medical society, and Douglas
He has been endorsed by a special
committee representing the Omaha
Dr. Ernest T. Manning also has
been recommended by the Omaha
lueaicai society. He was graduated
from Knox college, Galesburg, 111., in
1901. and from Rush Medical college
in 1904. He DractirpH four
Illinois and has been 10 years in Oma
na. me doctor has been a member
of the Omaha Medical college and is
now on the teaching staff of the Uni
versity 01 Nebraska College of Med
icine. f Last September he was ap
pointed as supervisor of medical in
spection in the public schools.
The city council nrohahlv will rnn
sider appointment of a health commis
sioner mis week.
EIGHT HOTEL MEN
ARE HELD IN VICE
CRUSADE BY CITY
Eight hotel oroorietors wpr ar.
rested Thursday, charged with keep
ing ill-governed houses.
They included Ah Whit v.
stdne hotel; Phil Nathan, State ho-
r Ackerrnan, Globe hotel;
A. M Quealey, Albany hotel; Louis
Kenthrow. Neville hotel; Ham, Art.
!anjL Northwestern hotel; William
Hill. Park hotel, and Gra:e Roberts.
,s icw oui 01 an inves-1
! Oh, Harry! Rush Out the
Duster; This Hurricane
Blows Like Blue Blazes
City Commissioner Zimman, new
superintendent of the fire depart
ment, responded to a ring of his
office telephone and heard the
voice of a woman.
"I wish you would send the fire
department out to our block and
sprinkle the street. The wind is
blowing like the very dickens and
the dust is spreading over every
thing in the house," was the femi
"But, madam, the fire department
is for extinguishing fires. Suppose
we were sprinkling the street and
your house should be- afire, what
woull you say then?" the commis
A few minutes later a general
alarm of fire was sent in and 17
houses were destroyed.
tigation by City Prosecutor Mc
Guire. All appeared in police court
Thursday morning ad gave bonds of
?200 each, hearing being set for Mon
day morning, May 20.
,A- M. Quealey, proprietor of the
Albany hotel, was dismissed in po
lice court Wednesday on a charge of
keeping an ill-governed house and
was rearrested Thursday on a
The hotels were mentioned in the
testimony of Mary Prawitz, who
stated she had visited them with sol
diers at various times throughout the
Women Arrested in Prawitz
Case Discharaed bv Judae
T . . -
Mrs. irene waiters, 514 South
Twenty-second street, and Mrs. M
P. Shoemaker of the Rivard hotel
were discharged in police court
Thursday morning. They were ar
rested Wednesday afternoon on war
rants charging them with keeping
ill-governed houses. The arrests
grew out of testimony offered by
Mary Prawitz, who stated that on
several occasions she had taken sol
diers to the Walters home and to
the Rivard hotel.
Police Arrest Eight More
Men in "Clean Up" of Idlers
Police crrested eight more alleged
idlers Thursday morning. The total
number of arrests made since Mayor
Smith issued an order to "clean up"
is 48. the ereater number nf
chose to go to work immediately
rather than go to jail.
Stack & Falconer Move to
Their New Establishment
Stack & Falconer, undertakers,
who recently purchased for $60,000
the Hall residence, Farnam and
Thirty-third streets, moved Thursday
to their new home from Harney and
Twenty-fourth streets. While the new
place has not been completely re
modeled, .the firm is doing business
there, and later will announce a for
Former Bee Reporter Made
Insurance Officer at Dodge
Captain Ralph S. Doud of Omaha,
former reporter for The Bee, has been
made acting division insurance of
ficer at Camp Dodge, in the absence
of Captain Paul R. Morrissey. Cap
tain Doud was previously an assist
ant adjutant at Camp Dodge. He won
his commission as captain at the first
officers' training camp at Fort
MEN AND WOMEN
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Energy, and Ability by Taking
The Very Best Tonic.
Sold by All Druggists.
Was Condition of Indiana Lady
Before Beginning to Take
Card-n-i, the Woman's
Kokorao, Ind. Mrs. H. Hankemeler,
of this town, says: "I look so well, and
am so well, that it does not seem as if I
ever needed Cardui. But I was not al
ways this way ... I think I have taken a
dozen bottles . . . before my little girl
I was feeling dreadfully bad, had head,
ache, backache, sick at my stomach, no
energy ... I was very irritable, too, and
I began taking Cardui about 6 months
before my baby came. As a result all
those bad feelings left me, and I Just felt
grand, just as if nothing at all was the
matter, and when the end came I was
hardly sick at all.
Since that I have never taken Cardui
at all ... It has done me good, and I
know it will help others, If they will only
Many women have written grateful let
ters like the above, telling of the good
that Cardui has done them. Why should
it not help you, too? If you suffer from
any of the aliments so common to women,
and feel the need of a safe, reliable,
strengthening tonic, we urge you to be
gin today and give Cardui a fair trial.
Your dealer sells Card-u-l, B 10
Over the Top
Ser gt. Arthur Guy Empey
Assisted by an All-Star Cast: James
Morrison, Lois Meredith, Mary Maurice,
Arthur Donaldson, Julie Sevayne, Gordon
and Betty BIythe and
7,500 American Sojdiers.
A Vitagraph Production.
SATURDAY MATINEE, MAY 18
Matinee Daily, 2:30; NighU, 7 and 9 p. mi
Admiion, Any Sea t, 50c. Children 25c
yx r r bi IK' ran m 1 m
LILLIAN KINGSBURY A CO.
Praarat Dramatic Skatch
SILBER & NORTH
Comedy Skit With Songa
HOWE & BARLOW
Comedy Novelty Acrobatic Act
WALTERS A HASTINGS
ina tntartalnlng Dua
"OUR ALLIESTHE TANKS"
Official Government Pictures, Sbowlnt
Tanka in Action With American Army.
NEW IRON WAR MONSTERS
Going "Over THE TOP"
Colorful Story of Romance and Adventure
Today and Saturday
Henry B. Walthall
"HOOPS OF STEEL"
1 nTuonc m"
TUUAT AINU SATURDAY
WILLIAM FARNUM in
"WHEN A MAN SEES RED"
Foster Ball, Will
Oakland A Cm
The Sta.nr.onai All.. l,.., D...I
& Bandari Three) Wabar GirU
Orpheum Travel Weakly.
Francis Ford's First Production
Berlin or Bust
At the Boyd Theater today and the rest
ol the week. Continuous show from 1
p. m. until 11 p. m. Admission 25 cents.
AuthoriiW Film Veralaa af
Startling Book of Facts,
'My Four Years In Germany'
It Is Yew Duty To Sao It
Dally Matinees, tSe and BOe. Ersnlnti,
Balcony, 2So to BOe.
Orchestra BOe and 7Sc Boxes $140.
"Brave and Bold"
Todar JACK PICKFORD in ,
1 "TOM AND HUCK"
Today WILLIAM S. HART
In "THE PATRIOT"
Answer the Call
Red Cro. War Fund Drive
Keeline Bldg. 17th and Harney Sta.
Be sure to get your copy of the
special window poster, entitled "Wo
Hear Yon Calling Us," when you
make your donation. Put this In the
front window of your home. It shows
you are helping the Red Cross.
Business houses who contribute to
tho War Fund will bo giren a similar
poster of a largo sise, to show that
they are helping to save a soldier.
Wear the new Red Cross button. It
shows that you hare answered tho call
for help from the Red Cross. It will
remind others to do the same.
Take a personal interest in tho Rod
Cross War Fund Drlre. Every little
boost, yon giro it may bring back an
other soldier to his mother when tho
war is oyer.
I Remember tho special Red Cross
programs in tho city parks next Sun
day at 2t30 o'clock Music and
Speakers. Select tho most convenient
park and go.
Hsnscom, Fontanel!, Millar,
Kountxe Elmwood, Riverriew--n band
will play in every one.
Watch the hospital on tho court
house grounds grow nest week.