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'wA 4EE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, MAY 16, 1919.
FOUND GUILTY ffl
Sentence? pf ? 30 Days Each
: Imposed by ' Justice; Collins;')
Placed Under Bonds'to '
i Keep Pveace. ' ,
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Harold- F. 1 Bunker and. . Carl
, Schmidt,,: jr.(; .deputy state 'agents
"working under ui -A. Hyers, were
found guilty Wednesday afternoon
in Justice George S. Collins' court on
charges of provoking an .assault 6n
Williantatnieson, an attorney.
Sentences-' of 30- days , each were
imposed and they" were each placed
under" tends to keep the peace. Ap
peal ...bonds, .arranged, by, Special
' State Prosecutor Yale C. Holland
. were filed "i behalf of the defend-
, ants. -
Mn jamieson testified that during
the trial of 4iqoor ase m the police
court Bunker .said to Schmidt and
; Claude Vogel, "What 'he 'needs is" a
-good push in the nose,"; referring to
' Jamieson, .' whereupon "the ' witness
further testified that he waYTBS'led
.by the trio,. VogeHs a former dej-
!,, ba aoTAnf . x ' ''. '
Evidence disclosed 'the -fact that
Bunker and Schmidt carry badges
"and revolvers, but are not bonded. ,
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HUNDREDS OF SCHOOL
CHILDREN PLAYED AT
GAMES POLICE GUARD
: UNTIL BEE TOOK HAND
Question With Public Is Who Fixed It With Police So
They Not Only Permitted, But Protected, Games of
Chance for Outside Show Company, Which Mr.
Ringer Absolutely Refused To Allow To Operate
During Last Ak-Sar-Ben Carnival.
Upper picture shows Detective Haze , closing the' last gambling
tame, which was run for three days by the Patterson shows. The offi
cer admitted he was acting under orders issued from the city hall after
the devices were permitted to run unmolested since Monday.
The lower left of ','Willie, the Frog Head Child," proved to be noth
insr but a still born baby in alcohol, minus the 4rog head. The lower
right shows a crowd of women and children near . another gambling
Police protected and wholesale gambling, which Jias
been going on in scores of tents at Patterson show grounds,
Twenty-first and Paul streets, Wednesday afternoon were
stopped on orders of Police Chief Eberstein.
The games of chance were thrown wide open to the
public from Monday, the day of the show's arrival, until late
? The dvices used were identical with those which the Ak
Sar-Ben used year after year at their carnival grounds, and
which were prohibited and denounced last year as "corrupt
The Ak-Sar-Bengovernors last year spent an afternoon
in an attempt to prevail on Mayor Smith and Commissioner
Kmger to let the games go for the benefit of the Red Cross.
The mayor and the police commissioner turned a deaf
ear iu meir pieaamgs.
The Question with the Dublic is who fixed it with the
police so these games of an outside show could operate when
the piea of some of the best citizens of Omaha was refused
to operate similar games at the Ak-Sar-Ben carnival.
-1 I : Had Permit, Says Manager.
The Pat.t.Arsnn shows nhfainpn fhpir nprmit. fn run their
gambling games arid up the public from Commissioner Ring
er and Ohief Eberstein, according to the statement of the
manager of the shows. . '
The devices were run night and day in flagrant violation
of the law with frojn 10 to 15. detectives and policemen on
the grounds watching their orjerations. ' No attemnt was
made to stop them until word was sent to the city hall that
ine uee pnotographer was taking pictures.
"I don't know anything about it " said Mr. Ringer yes
terday morning.' "I did not know there was a circus in
town. ' , ' " i
The commissioner passed the buck to his chief of police.
VI directed the men to order the gambling stoDDed."
explained Chief Eberstein. T was told that the gambling
consisted oi paddle wheels and that prizes were beinsr dis
All Of 'Em ThereThe Same
As Barred In Ak-Sar-Ben
There were between 20 and 25 of
them. ..' i' i;'
They were the . same kind - of
games which Dean Ringer put the
KiDosn on as gambling devices
a year ago when introduced on the
great playgrounds of King Ak-Sar-Ben.
The Patterson shows were permit
ted to go with the identical games
prohibited when the greatest organ
ization of representative business
men in the west attempted to put
on amusements .they had been of
fering from time immemorial.
Men and women were crowding
over each other to take chances on
boxes of candy, kewpie dolls, pock
et knives, dream books, nearly gold
watches, cigars, and to have their
School children were thronging
the "Hoopla," which was advertised
as a game of chance. With an os
tejitious flourish, the police-protected
keeper placed a knife into the
eager palm of a boy.
The Bee photographer stood close
by and caught the picture.
"The little man wins and the gam
bler loses," commented. "The eye
is quicker than the hand." With a
touch of skill he re-arranged the
dummy men in their proper places.
The audience of school children
gave undivided attention to the se-
Dyspeptics will do well to re
member ihat a great many have
been restored to health by Cham
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any sort of food that they crave,
ductive monologue. .The speaker's
voice was high-pitched and the little
boys with their school books under
their arms were fascinated.
A half dozen colored men edged
their way through the crowd of chil
dren. Full grown and eager- they
stood close to the counter.
"In the name of the good Lord
listen, gentlemen." The man behind
the counter held a ball in each hand
"Now, then, who's next?" he want
ed to know. "Simply awful. Aw
fully good and true. Hop to it, boys
and girls, too. We , don't, fear the
coppers. Ihey are our tnends.
The barker's voice was jubilant
and gay. The next moment he was
contrite. Then plaintive self-denun
ciation excited wide-eyed wonder,
The hypnotic gaze of the operator
held the youthful bystanders.
"You know, and I know you know,
boys, you can make the magic pass."
Spectators crowded closer to the
counter and the barker continued
while Ringer's men stood near by
Things were going fine. Some one
grew suspicious of the camera man,
Some one called Ringer's office. The
police commissioner was told that
three Bee men were on the grounds
and one of them was taking pictures.
"Orders From Headquarters."
Detectives Paul Haze, P. T,
Hagerman and Frank Murphy, jr.,
were on the grounds shortly after
wards. They closed all of the games
of chance and the fortune tellers, too,
"What's the big idea?" they were
"Orders from headauarters." re.
U s not our fault," the detectives
explained to the concession men.
These newspaper men have crabbed
your games. We were letting you
go all right for three days, but these
tellows are getting out their ham
"Why did you wait until today to
stop the gambling:? the officers
"We don't know," Haze said. "We
can t help it. Orders are orders and
we got to obey."
Did Kinger .send you out here In
response to a report that The Bee
was taking pictures?"
Instructions direct. "
"We got instructions from the big
boss all right. There will be no
more of this stuff on the grounds."
it was in the early afternoon when
The Bee men arrived on the scene.
Scores of gambling games were go
ing full blast and the barkers were
calling with all their lungs.
unnoticed and unmolested the
photographer Jook several pictures
of the games exactly like those fpr
which the Ak-Sar-Ben board of gov
ernors pleaded in vain last year be
fore Mayor Smith and Commissioner
It was September 26. 1918. that
the committee of reoresentative
Omaha business men emerged from
the city hall and announced that
they would not be allowed to put
on the games identical with those
the Patterson shows have been
operating under police protection.
They were the. same games the
Ak-Sar-Ben wanted to operate for
the benefit of war activities and
frowned on bv Mayor Smith and
Dean Ringer a year ago, but licensed
to go under the auspices of the Pat
Mogy Bernstein was running the
same kind of a , game last year at
the Ak-Sar-Ben carnival for the
benefit of the Red Cross when he
was pinched by Dean Ringer's po
licemen, who this year were protect
ing the Patterson shows while com
mitting the same "crime.
Mogy was operating a paddle
wheel. His profits were going to a
benevolent organization. 'Notwithr
standing this feature, Mogy was
thrown in jail on a charge of operat
ing a eambling device.
Two representatives of the shows
spied The Bee men, and a man who
introduced himself as "Mr. Davis,
business manager of the shows,
politely offered to escort the visitors
over the grounds. He wanted to
know the idea of the pictures and
the purpose of the newspaper men's
visit. ' i
It was perfectly all right, he said
"We are operating strictly within
the law," explained Mr. Davis. "We
took the matter up with the proper
city authorities and arranged to go,
As long as money does not change
hands over the boards we are run
ning according to the requirements
of law. Of course we are offering
prizes, which have cash values
That's all right, however. We have
been assured on this point. The city
authorities have had the whole mat
ter explained to them. We were told
to go and that we would not be mo
Mr. Davis was reminded of the
fact that the same city authorities
a few months ago had prohibited the
Ak-Sar-Ben from running . the
same kind of games. "I understand
these people were offering cash
prizes, he explained." "Of course, I
don'tl know," continued the mana
ger. "I do know our permit is all
right and we have, no fear on that
Mr. Davis' companion, with whom
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he was talking before The Bee men
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Two decisions, received by En
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