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B 1 1l THE OGDEN STANDARD: OGUEN, UlAH. 3AIUKUAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1918.
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BAD STATE OF AFFAIRS
; 1NTHE POLICE DEPARTMENT i
; At a special meeting of Ihc city
commissioners called by Mayor T. S.
. Browning this morning at 10 o'clock,
; ,1 Cilv Attorney W. II. Reeder. Jr.. and
H i Assistant David L. Stine submitted af-
" fidavlts of W. Bert Herrick, and Ben
f Cohen, in the matter of their invesli-
(: gation into the case of Ben Cohen,
Hll -whom Uie newspapers reported as
r. having been arrested on October 20,
H'V for bringing into the city a suitcase
H I' containing 21 pints of whisky. Accord-
I jng to reports from the police station
at the time Cohen paid bail of $100 and
H ft the next morning failed to appear in
H Municipal court before Judge G. S.
H i Barker and forfeited the bail.
H The aifldavlt of W. Bert Horrific.
H which was read to I ho meeting by
H i Itecorder W. J. Critchlow the facts as
H jj staled in the Standard story last night
Hj'j -were substantiated. Herrick testified
that he saw Cohen coming out of the
Hft depot on October 29, with a suitcase
H 'T from which was dripping a ' liquid
H .k which smelled like whiskey. Just then
H'K he ran into Sergeant Kelliher' and he
If, said to the officer:
:. "That is pretty good stuff he, is
(' packing in that suitcase. It is
Ht pretty costly just now. That sult
H S case is full of booze and you had
H'l hotter get away with it."
Herrick says Kelliher took lhe
H f suitcase out of Cohen's hand, put it
H i into tho car, and drove away with It
h? along Wall avenue and up Twenty
H C, fourth street. Herrick told some of
H I his friends about It after and they
Hi? suggested that he oujght to report to
jfc Chief of Police T. E Browning, so he
telephoned tho chief and then wont
H 4 over to the police station and spoke of
H the matter again. The chief told Her
P rick he had done the right thing in
Hjj? reporting the matter. Thereupon, says
Hjjf Herrick, Captain Mohlmann brought
Hgl the rug out of the automobile and they
Hft found that it smelled of whiskey.
H Mohlmnn's Activity.
H At 2 : 10 in the afternoon, according
Hfft to Herrick, Captain Mohlman went
Hc down to the depot and said, "We have
investigated that matter and we have
Htlf it all fixed so that wo can have tho
Hfj arrest. It will not be Ben Cohen but
Hil it will be another Cohn."
Hfjj Mohlmann asked Herrick to go up
1 to the station and see the evidences of
Htfj arrest, so after he had finished work
Hjjf Herrick went to the police station and
Hj saw the charge slip which was dated
Hnj time 10:30 o'clock and giving the name
Hi of Dan Cohn, occupation laborer,
Hftj charge, having liquor in his posses-
HLt sIon arrested by Sergeant Kelliher,
fj bail $100.
HM Cohen's affidavit was given in
Hfc the office of City Attorney Recder, No.
Htf! G20 David Eccles building, and there
were present at the time the statement
HIE vras m;ldc Mayor T. Samuel Bpowning,
Hji! Assistant City Attorney D. L. Stine,
and W. R. Skecn, the latter acting as
counsel for Cohen. .
j Protection From Kelliher.
1) In answer to questions asked by
jj Reeder and Stine, Cohen confessed
Hill that ten days before the arrest was
Hm made he had made an understanding
Hi; -with Sergeant Kelliher to bring some
Htjf -whiskey Into the city of Ogden and
Hfr that he understood it he would pay the
Hl officer $26 he would be protected in
this deal and other deals like it, so ac
cording to testimony of Cohen, it was
U) agreed that any time he went into
Kj AVyoming and brought liquor into Og-
H den ho was to let Sergeant Kelliher
Kj know iv hen he would be back and tho
officer would sec to it that nothing
wl happened to him at the Ogden Union
1 Cohen was not ablt to make the
trip at tho time he had contemplated
but his wife wont away into Wyoming
Bj to visit the children at Green River,
Hj arid Rock Springs, and Sorgeant Kclli-
H her agreed to sco to it that' if she
had the whiskey when she came back
he would see that she was met at the
station and no harm come to her.
Booze in Police Car.
Hj Mr?. Cohen went away on October
H; 28 and came back on the 29th bring-
Hc ing with her 22 pints of whiskey in a'
IS' suitcase. Kelliher was told by Cohen
-when Mrs. Cohen would be arriving in
I Ogden, and when Cohen went lo the
) depot to meet his wife he saw Kelli
her there with the police car and after
ho had got tho suitcase from the wom
an he wont up to the officer and they
. put in in the back of the car, and the
$ officer drove away. Mrs. Cohen walked
1 away home, and Cohen went to his
I store through the Healy alley. About
il 11 o'clock that morning, says Cohen,
yj Kelliher came down to the store and
told him that they would have lo go I
U up to the house and get the suitcase)
and at the house Kelliher informed
2 him that he was under arrest and that
IE they would have to get Whiskey in the
suitcase. Kelliher confessed to" Cohen,
I says the latter, that, "Its too bad it
I Chief Was "Wild."
H When Cohen got to the police sta1-
U tlon with Kelliher he round Chief
r Browning and Captain Mohlmann "aw-
Ik! lul wild" about the police car being
E used by an officer to carry the suit-
I case with whiskey in it. Then the chief
m told Cohen he would need to put up
K $100 ball, which he did after a matter
I of an hour and a half. Cohen said the
only question asked him at the de3k
was as to his name and he said it was
I "John Cohen," he as not asked any
I other questions, he
Cohen confesses in the statement
-that he never had any conversations
H or dealings with Kelliher about traf-
I flc in liquor until this incident arose
I When tho affidavits were read bo-
fore tho meeting this morning thero
H -wer present Mayor Browning, Coin-
I jnissioners Flygare, Jones and City
I Recorder Critchlow. City Attorney W.
I H. Reeder, Jr., and his assistant David
"L. Stine. Chief of Police T. "E. Brown -
I ing, Captain Mohlman and a Standard
i-crauiiciiiiicc ai meeting.
After tho hearing discussion became
very animated on tho matter, Commis
sioner Flygnre pointing out to tho at
torneys that they had done a very
discourteous thing in investigating a
Hl matter of this kind without first of all
H ' bringing what facts they had before
m the attention of Commissioner Miles
B Li, Jones -who is commissioner of pub
H lie safety and to whose departments
matters of this kind rightly belong.
B Common Talk in Town.
H Mayor Browning said that the whole
R affair had become such a matter of
1 town talk that he was determined to
B go into the matter down to the bottom
EVJ as he would do with regard to anv-BH
thing that he thought to be wrong In
any one of tho departments of tho
city of Ogden. He conceived it to be
his duty as mayor to see that Uie mat
ter was investigated right away and
that tho whole thing bo got through
in the quickest possible time
Commissioner Miles L. Jones heat
edly cnterod into tho discussion and
read a paragraph attempting lo dem
onstrate that the action of tho mayor
in the matter was against the laws
and ordinances of the state and tho
city, that the only investigation that
could legitimately be carried through
was an investigation carried through
by the Commissioner of Public Safety.
What the Law Says.
Attorney Reeder and Dnvid L. Stim
absolutely combat this statement say
ing that Section 20 of Chapter 2 of the
prohibition law of Utah. 1917, reads as
"All sheriffs, deputy sheriffs.
MAYORS, police judges, justices
of the peace, constables, marshals,
and peace officers, and all districi.
county. CITY and TOWN ATTOR
NEYS, and clerks of courts, shall
diligently enforce the prdvislons
of this act.
"The act referred to being that
Prohibiting the manufacture and
I use of Intoxicating liquors, and
regulating the sale and traffic
And in the same chapter and sec
tion: "If any officer shall fall or re
fuse to do 5r perform any duty re
quired by this act lie shall be re
.moved from office as heroin pro
vided," and in section 31,
"If the prosecuting attorney of
any district, county, city or town
shall be notified by any officer or
other person, or shall have know
ledge of any violation of an pro
visions of this act. it shall be his
duty forthwith diligently to in
quire into the facts of such viola
tion." After very healed discussions in
which the conversation of the com
missioners, police, and attorneys got
very far away from the subject imme
diately needing their attention, the
matter was brought before their no
tice again by a motion made by Com
missioner Chris Flygare, and seconded
by Miles L. Jones that the statements
which had been read should be handed
over lo the commissioner of public
safety, Miles L. Jones.
Jones Says He Is Probing.
Commissioner Jones states that the
investigation carried through by his
department was begun on October 29.
that it is not yet complete, that there
are still matters which tho legal de
partment did not deal with in their
investigation and that when the evi
dence is in shape it will be submitted
to a public meeting' of the commis
sioners. Commissioner Jones wished to be
understood as opposed to the liquor
traffic in any shape or form and that
he thought every member of the city
commission was so persuaded and that
they were all doing their best to see
that tho law was enforced but that he
did not agree, could not agree with
the way in which the mayor has car
ried this investigation through.
Mayor Had Authority.
Mayor T. S. Browning on the other
hand is fully persuaded that he has
authority, to enter into investigation
through the legal department of the
city into the concerns of any of tfip
departments of the city's life; that tlu
violation of the liquor laws is so pat
ently obvious that it has become com
mon town talk, and as he said when hn
assumed ofilce: "If it were not for
tho energies of the sheriff's office pro
hibition in Ogden would be a burles
que" and because this state of things
has continued he went his own way
about the investigation which the facts
demanded and in which he feels ho is
supported by the common sense of all
decent minded people and by tho laws
AURORA, 111., Nov. 9. An oast
bound train special from Camp Grant
carrying the camp football team and
hundreds of fans for the game with
Camp Taylor at Cub park, Chicago,
was wrecked at Sugar Grove, 111., six
miles east of here at 8:30 a. m.
Kegular pnssenger train number 53
westbound, collided with the cast
bound train. Several wcro reported
Threo dead have been taken out of
Tho Injured will number twenty,
troop officers say.
The football special consisted of fi
teen coaches crowded with ranTj.
The football special had the right of
way, the wostbound passenger having
been given orders to 'make the siding
at Sugar Grove and wait for the spe
cial. This, according to army men, it
did not do, the two trains meeting
hcadon just beyond the siding.
CHICAGO, Nov. 9 The wreck of the
train carrying hundreds of soldiers
from Camp Grant to witness the Camp
j Grant-Camp Taylor football game here
I this afternoon will not result in post
ponement of the contest, E. C. Witteu,
chairman of the committee in charge
of the game, announced.
Members of tho Camp Grant football
eleven were not on the train, he said,
the players having reached Chicago
Higher Wages for
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 Employe
of tho American Hail way Express
company will be given Wage increased
as soon as rates are advanced in ac
cordance with the plan recently sub
mltted to tho interstate- comracrcf
commission, it was said todav bv rail-
LAST Sc TI IOM A 'I
! j" 'Starting Monday morning at eight sharp we will start a great Clearance Sale, the largest we have ever given,
i . This is an extraordinary sale and extraordinary prices. j I
h AH wool suits ranging from $20.00 and up going at cost These .are the ' '?
7 finest of French Serge and Gabardine ai-wool suits. ' j
i ; . 50 Suits of all-silk and wool; a magnificent line, all designs, cofe and :" ' I
1 1 : description, We have never been able to give this wonderful offer be- I ' I 1
1 , ? fore and will never be able to do it again . . . . - $5.00 1
!j SKIRTS! A beautiful fine of all-woolskirts9 all sizes; We can satisfy you in 1 j i
j ( any size and color the mind might want; don t miss this. The very finest f tl j 1 ) - ' j
I' ; of all-wool winter skirts at cost, f OIJhH I w ' :
; 7 Children's Misses9 mi Women's Coats :; " Hj ) j ) ;
- "v Here is your chance to prepare the family with the finest of Velours and ' tScti j
j I Plush Coats, beautifully arranged and trimmed, such an offer was never ' JB
jjj off ered before. All to be sold at manufacturers' cost 1 'v " '
j ff loiXSeS A wonderful line of bath robes, some- l
' ! VV vS ilfflS Magnificent line of waists, blue, pink, these cold winter mornings. They are I M
1 lS tl , s1 soiled so we are offering them TO
ij -.f fV 2 " " to be sold at $3.75 and up. At ' CoSt j ffi
I 1 Starting Monday at 8 o'clock we are giving one of the greatest bargains on silks we have ever given yet, These' j .1
I are out of the ordinary. , . . rK . , j W
GEORGETTE CREPE " SATIN GEORGETTE SHADOW STRIPE CREPE DE CHINE I $2 BEAUTIFUL STRIPED AND PLAID ! If
George crepe, 40 inch, extra heavy. . Silks at cost. This magnificent line of W
hard twisted silk thread; suitable for 40 inches wide, the newest on the mar- the iinest grade or silks. Ihese are pat-; sjiks to je at a prjC(J) some s
dresses and waists; full assortment of . ket in thc way of nter waists A beau. ; terns that jj not be sold at such a $ac ! thing far out of the ordinary. We are II
street and evening shades; also black j ... . ! offering there for a few days only. Val- ? JI?
and white; regularly $2-50; special at, tlrul ,ine to,select from- V?-lues 3.00 nfice again. Values $2.50 a yard, for, ues " from $225 tQ Q H
J a yard, $1.88. and $3.50, for $2.69. 1 $1.48. - $1.49. I H
iPfflSfks mi Underwear Tnrhish Towels all Sizes and Prices 1
A large assortment of ginghams- Only a few hundred yards left, but a very Exlra heavy Turkish bath towcls fancy border' loweretl figured, a fl
good variety of designs and patterns. Values 35c, now at 24c. large assortment, at least fifty different designs and sizes at various prices. & Ms
A beautiful line of flowered flannelette. These are short lengths .from six to Hand and face towels, 4 for 50c; 2 for 59c; 3 for 50c; and 29c each. Jhc l
ten yards in each piece, all to behold at a great bargain, arranged at 38c. greatest bargains in Turkish towels. jjs.
COTTON CREPE NIGHT DRESSES SPECIAL ON ALL SILK UNDERWEAR CORSETS I SWITCHES" ill
IT. , .lL ... , Beautiful pink and yellow silk jersey A new lot of switches have just arrived h
I hey arc trimmed with ribbon, all col- . , , . , ... , . v. .. . , . . , .and we have a complete hne of them. 3 ' If
camisoles, trimmed with blue ribbon Visit our corset department and see the w i i i j r i . ... 3 - W
, , p , . . . We can match any shade or hair with a ' It1
ors, beautiful designs. We. can suit you j and cream ,ace Combination suits, wonderful bargains we are offering to i the least trouble. Handsome and long. ! R1
bloomers and caps, all beautifully de- , MUSLIN GOWNS i W$
no matter what your size is. Values signed and trimmed with the very best yU' Cy arC Sme of the greatest eer Muslin gowns, lace and ribbon trimmed, , Kj
j of lace and messaline ribbon are being km". Don't fail to visit Monday beautifully arranged at a sacrifice. They i i
$1.75 to $2.00, all at $1.50. Isold at a great bargain. . morninc " wI be on the sale table Monday iporn- W
g mg. Values $1.75 and $1.50 at $1.38. ' fin
road administration officials, ttroctor.
General McAdoo expects to Initiate the
rates on behalf of the express com
pany, which is his agent.
The war labor board today announc
ed It had referred thc express com
pany employea' requests to the board
of railroad wages and working condi
tions, a railroad administration ad
junct, which has "primary jurisdic
tion." This body will work, out a
scheme of increases aggregating about
I $12,000,000 the added revenue which
the express company expects to get
from tho higher rates.
. ' oo
i STEEL ORDERS
j NEW YORK, Nov. D Unfilled or-
dbrs of the United States Steel com
pany no October 31st were 8,353,293
tons., according to the corporation's
monthly statement issued today. This
is an increase of 55,338 tons compared
with the orders on September 30.
Between Six and Eight o'Clock
Tonight German Courier
Will Be Piloted Through.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, At a p. m.
the Washington government and the
allied omb'assles were without any iu-
formation indicating that an armistice
with Cermany had been signed.
LONDON, Nov. S. 5: -15 p. m
The French wireless service has given
out a dispatch sent by General WJn
terfeld, or the German armistice dele
gation, to the German high command,
announcing that a courier. Captain
HelldorfT, will cross the lines between
I C o'clock and S o'clock tonight and that
j the French command has taken meas
ures for his safety.
PARIS, Nov. S. Tho journey of the
German courier to Spa and return will
require far moro timo than tho dis
tances indicate because of the difficul
ties of the roads under present condi
tions. Therefore thc receipt of the
Gorman reply is ilkoly to be delayed a
number of hours boyond the time pos-,
siblc under normal conditions.
MOW A BENEDICT
I.OS ANGELES, Cal.. Nov. 9.
Charles S. Chrfplin, motion picture
comedian, was married here on Octo
Iber 23 to Miss Mildred L. Harris of ,
Los Angeles. The marriage had been
kept secret at thc urgent request of ,
Read tho Classified Ads. J
Read the Classified Ada.
I AMERIC ANS NAMED 1
IN CANADIAN LIST m
OTTAWA. Nov. 9. Tho following Alfe
names of Americans appear in today's SfKS.
overseas casualty list: SSS&
Died of wounds: D. E. Curric, Scat- mKm
tie. Wash. Wj
Wounded: J. B. Smith. Los Angeles.
111: A. II. Harlaen, Safford, Ariz. 1J
"So you're workJn" at Iat.M ald Mo-
nnderJnK Mike. vl.M
"You bol!" roionild Plocldlnp P-t" Ma'fe
"I'm goln'. to work wlillo da .workln'a
good an"1 not take any nadJoaf, clinncca VaT
oh liavln' a rrufjftan boaa at acme future