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CHADRON COURT SA YS DEMAND
! FOR MONEY NOT MADE ON CRITES
; : : ;
FLY IN STREETS
Anarchist Paraders Say Social
Revolution Will Be ro
- claimed oii Election
n . Day.
, 1 BULLETIN.
London; June 2. The arrest of
Grand - Duke Nicholas, former
commander-in-chief of the Russian
army, in consequence of royalist
- riots at Tiflin, is reported in an Ex
change Telegraph dispatch, quot
ing advices received from Petro
grad. London, June 2. A Petrograd dis
patch to Reuters says that a few
.score of anarchists, accompanied by
. some soldiers and sailors, marched
through the Nevsky Prospekt and
other main thoroughfares at mid
day on Friday carrying black ban
ners, inscribed: "Downiwith author
ity." "Down with capitalists." "Long
live the social revolution ' and the
commune." They were armed with
rifles, revolvers,, daggers and gren
ades. The paraders stopped outside the
Kazan cathedral' and harangued the
crowd of spectators. One sailor pro
claimed that they were only danger
ous to capitalists and not to the
poor. - - -
Subsequently agitators went from
one assemblage to another along the
Nevsky, inciting them to rob banks
and declaring that the social revolu
tion would be proclaimed on the oc
casion erf the approarhing municipal
' Demand $127 Month Minimum.
Petrograd, June 2. (Via London.)
Representatives of the workmen in
the Donetz coal and metallurgical
region have demanded a minimum-
Mvage cjf 250 rubles araonth. They
f resented their demands at a con
erence with the assistant minister of.
labor, who was delegated to try- to
effect a settlement of the labor trou
bles in the district. The workmen's
representatives declared that the sum
mentioned represented the average
cost of living for a family of four,
Prior to the war the Russian ruble
was equivalent to about 51 cents in
American money. V
Dairy Herd at Honolulu ,
Inoculated With Anthrax
Honolulu, T. H., June 2. Twenty
six deatns in two days from anthrax
in a dairy herd brought a report today
from Dr. Victor Norgaard, territorial
veterinarian, that the herd undoubted
ly had been inoculated deliberately.
Dr. Donald Currie, head of the lep
rosy investigation board and an an
thrax expert, to whom the report was
referred, confirmed it and declared the
outbreak vf. the disease must have
been due to a plot to curtail the food
supply of the islands.
Federal authorities are seeking two
men known to have been loitering
about the infected herd.
Gunners Not to Blame
For Death of Nurses
Washington, June 2. The senate
naval committee today reviewed the
Navy department's report on the naval
gun accident aboard the American
armed merchantman Mongolia, which
cost the lives of two Red Cross
nurses, and prrpared to make a report
of its own as ordered by the senate.
The Navy department's board of In
quiry absolved from blame the naval
crew which fired the Mongolia's gun
in practice and attributed the accident
to an unusual deflection of a brass
mouth piece on the powder charge.
Teuton Submarine Sunk by
Torpedo from French Ship
Rome, June 1. (Via Paris, June 2.)
The French submarine Circe has
torpedoed and sunk a large enemy
submarine as it was coming out from
Cattaro, escorted by a torpedo boat.
Aitnougn ittacKea dv airplanes, tne
Circe returned undamaged to its base.
For Nebraska Generally fair Sun
day. Warmer. -
For Iowa Partly "cloudy Sunday,
somewhat warmer east and south por
tions. Strong westerly-winds east
portion diminishing. -
5 s. m.
6 &. m , 62
7 a. m...... 6?
S ft. m 54
ft. m CI
10 ft. m. Cfi
11 a. m 1
12 m. 62
.. 1 p. m.... 66
2 p. m... ........ 65
. S p. m.. ......... 67
4 p. m. 64
5 p. ra. 67
6 p. m 68
7 n. m 67
- Cotnpftratlra Local Record
1S17. 1916. Mil. 114
Highest today OS r 67 76 . 73
l.nweet today .. 61 . 53 67 62
Mean temperature ... 60 - 60 66 66
Freclpltatlon 01 a e , 07
Temperature asd precipitation departure!
front tli normal at Omaha elnca March lat.
ami compared with the puxt two yeftra;
Normal temperature .,.,..,......(8
Deficiency (or the day 8
Total deficiency etnee March 1 175
Normal precipitation 17 tnch
Deficiency for tno day 16 Inch
Tftt.l precipitation sin,:. Miftch X S-18 Inchee
Deficiency alnco March 1 06 Inch
Deficiency for cor. period, ,1916. ..58 Inches
Deficiency lor cor, period, 1915.. .71 Inch
Cardinal Asks Priests
Boost Liberty Bonds
Baltimore, June 2.-In an open
letter to the Catholic clergy Cardi
nal Gibbons strongly indorsed the
Liberty loan and asked that they
urge their parishioner Sunday to
subscribe to it Cardinal Gibbons
i "These undertakings are the best
. evidence we can give to the world
that we are firm in the faith and
unswerving in our' devotion to the
cause of our country and those who
have joined with us.
"It prove that we we are single
minded and that we know no'divid
ing lines :n cases where the general
welfare is to be considered.
"I would therefore impress upon
the clergy of the archdiocese that
they do all in their power to further
the work, to the end that these
bonds may be fvllv subscribed."
CAMP TO OPEN AT
Official; Announcement Re
ceived Tha'- Another SchooT.
Will Be Opened About
Minneapolis, Minn.,, Jun
cial Telegram.) Fort Snelling will be
the location fo a second training camp
for officers, it was authoritively an
nounced from Washington.
The second camp is expected to
open about August 17, when the stu
dents training i nthe present camp will
have completed their work." It is
probable the second officerVchool will
accept 2,500 candidates for training.
Washington advices assert the sec
ond series of officer training camps
to be held in all posts where the
first schools are being conducted now
is to provide officers for the second in
crement of 500,000 men to be obtained'
under the selective draft system.
To Command First Draft,
' The officers commissioned, as a re
sult of training at the first series of
schools, will command the first in
crement of STO.UOQ men to be obtained
under the select draft act.
Applicants who were unable to ob
tain training at the first camp were
advised two weeks ago by Captain
Charles Mason, camp adjutant at
Snelling that second training camp
would be conducted here, but official
confirmation of this fact was not re
ceived until today.
It is probable that the same ma
chinery employed in selecting candi
dates for the first camp will be em
ployed to obtain students for the sec
. Abolish Cavalry Training.
Cavalry training today was abol
ished in the officers reserve camp at
Fort Snelling. - Orders to this effect
was received by Colonel W, H. Sage,
commandant from the War depart
ment. The student officers who ex
pressed preference for the cavalry will
be trained for the infantry. Cavalry
instruction was to begin June 18.
Elimination of cavalry training, re
quiring huge tracts for maneuvers,'
may have an influence favorable to
the selection of land near Fort Snell
ing for the northwest division draft
army camp, officers said today.
' Little Use for Cavalry.
"There is little use for cavalry in
the European war," Colonel Sage said
today. "No orders effecting any other
branch of the service, represented at
the Snelling training camp have been
received, and explanations of, the at
titude takenby the War department
regarding the cavalry have not been
given out." " . - '
Colonel George Eberly, reserve
corps, of Stanton, Neb., says he has
authenticated the registration cards
of about 2,300 students at the training
camp under the selective draft act.
The students will send their cards toj
the registration officials in their home I
Only forty-one of the 106 students
notified three days ago to enroll for
officer training has been registered
by the camp adjutant up to noon.
Kaiser Has More Than Two
Million Men on West Front
Ottawa, June 2. The German army
on the western front at the end of
May, according to calculations set
forth in an unofficial estimate received
here today from Canadian army head
quarters in France consisted of S74
divisions, of which 07'i were hold
ing the line, with the other fifty in
reserve. Estimated on the minimum
and maximum reckoning of 13,000 and
20,000 troops to a division, this would
indicate the presence of from 2,047,
500 to 3,150,000 troops.Of these from
650,000 to 1,000,000 would be in the
Predicted for Week
Washington, June 2. Weather pre
dictions for the week beginning June
3, issued by the weather bureau to
Plains states and upper and middle
Mississippi valley: Local rains over
the northern portions at the beginning
of the week will be followed by gen
erally fair weather after Monday.
Moderate temperature for the season
Rocky mountain and plateau
regions: Generally fair temperature,
FIRST FOOD BILL:
Administration Measure Env
powers Presidents Stop All
Future Dealing in Food
Cereals. : '
Washington, June 2. The first of
the administration food bills, already
passed by the house, passed the sen
ate late today without a record vote.
Numerous amendments were attached
to the measure.
The bill, .as finally accented by the
senate, provides for a comprehensive
survey of food resources and for the
stimulation of agriculture and restricts
drastically all the story ot rood stuns,
fuel and other necessities and specu
lation in futures.
The restrictive orovisions were
added by the senate
the bill carries a total appropria.
tion of approximate! $1 1.000,009. com
pared with $14,770,0U0, as it passed
Hoarding w storage of food, fuel
and other necessaries of life in order
to limit the supply or affect prices
would be made a felony under the
senate hoarding amendment, but the
farmers who hold their own products
would be excepted.
Deals With Future Trades,
The amendment restricting futures
trading, written by Senator Nelson'
and voted into the bill, 37 to 17, just
betore passage, provides:
President emoowered to reouest
discontinuing of future dealing in
cereals by any grain exchange if prices
are unreasonably enhanced.
If request is not complied with fu
ture dealings may be suspended and if
order is ignored exchange may be
ordered closed, and it will become
unlawful for any person to have any
dealings with said exchange.
Anv person violating provisions of
act subject to fine of not less than
$500. imorisonment for not more than
a year, or both fine and imprisonment
. To Curtail Power. ,
The senate also voted to curtail the
inquisitorial power given the secre
tary of agriculture in the investiga
tion of food resources. The house
bill would compel the attendance of
witnesses and the submission of books
and other records under heavy pen
alty. The senate agriculture commit
tee amended the provision so as to
give the secretary general authoriza
tion to investigate the food situation,
making it the "duty of any person
when requested by the secretary to
answer all questions necessary to
carry into effect the provisions of this
section." The house appropriation of
$2,522,000 to pay for the survey was
The section authorizing the gov
ernment to sell seeds to the farmers
also was amended so as to - provide
that sales be made for cash only.
Agreement Is Reached f
On Appropriation Bill
Washington,- June 2.--Agreement
was reached by senate and house con
ferees today on the sundry civil ap
propriation, which was reduced in
total to below $140,000,000. The ap
propriation of $10,500,000 for flood
control work along the Mississippi!
and Sacramento rivers was reduced
to $6,000,000. .. ... ,.
Ps First Eadish
Styles Will Be Plain; ,
' . Wool Must Be Conserved
Washington, June 2. Plainest of
styles in men s ana women s dom
ing probably- will bs decreed by
American manufacturer! to con
serve the wool supply.
At a conference today with the
commercial economy board of the
Council of National Defense, rep
resentative! of the clothing inter
ests agree that' unnecessary fills,
patch pockets, flaring skirts, cuffs on
coats and trousers, unnecessary
pleats and. long sack coats must go.
Another economy in the use of wool
proposed is a more general mixing
DEALERS IN EGGS
ARE INDICTED BY
U.S. GRAND JURY
Twenty-Five Firms and Indi
viduals Charged. With At-;
' tempting to Corner the
' : ' Chicago Market. ' "
' Chicago, June 2. Directors of the
Chicago -butter and egg board, it
was learned today, have proh ibited
further trading in futures, giving
as a reason their desire to help the
government as patriotic citizens. '
Chicago, Tunc ,2. Indictments
against twenty-five individuals and
firms charging attempts to create a
monopoly in eggs in the Chicago
market, were returned before Judge
Landis in' the United States district
The egg m'en operating on the Chi
cago butter and egg board, are
charged with violation of the Sherman
anti-trust law. Sixteen individuals
and nine firms are named.
It is charged that the whole coun
try accepts the Chicago quotations as
the basic price of ceks and that the
defendants, by fictitious dealings on
the butter and egg board, alter they
had obtained huge supplies of eggs,
established quotations higher than
would have been the case had the
law of supply and demand been al
lowed to take its course.
Fourteen persons alleged to have
conspired to foment rebellion in India
also were indicted.
Miners Again Protest
Concerning Coal Board
New York. Tune 2. Renewed pro.
tests that "not a single representative
ot the mine workers has been ap
Dointed to membershiD on the com
mittee on coal production of the Coun
cil ot National detense and dissent
from the declared program ot the
committee was issued today by the
executive board of the United Mine
Workers of America. The protest has
been sent to President Wilson and
Great Britain May Grant
Amnesty to Sinn Feiners
London, June 2. The Daily Chroni-
rte says it has reason to believe, that
the government is about to grant am
nesty to all Sinn Feiners now in
prison, The paper believes this
would help to create favorable at
mosphere for the coming home rule
convention 'in which it says the Sinn-
v einers will be represented.
TO BUY ISLAND
Teutonic ".' Government Has
Made Overtures to South
American Country With
; View to Naval Base. ;
Washington, June 2. Reports have
reached the government from
source described as reliable, that Ger
many is attempting to get control of
the,, island of Margarita, off the coast
of Venezuela, for use as a submarine
base. The State department has for
warded the! information rrrtvd in
Venezuela for the consideration of
. The act nature of the advices is
withheld, but officials permited it to
become known that the report had
causes some concern Here.
. Uncertaia-ot Result,
They indicated, that they had
positive confirmation of overtures de
signed to secure control of the island.
but that they were uncertain whether
the effort had met with any degree
of success. V .
' Officials do hot believe that the
government of Venezuela would be a
party to any such alienation of ter
ritory, even though temporary.
Venezuela is one of the' South
American, government that have join
ed in protesting aeainst subma
rine warfare as conducted by Ger
many, although its technical position
remains one ot neutrality.
' It has been; known by the Ameri
can government for weeks, howevt,
tnat oerman. mnuences have been
activiely at work in Venezuela and
that indirect 'if not direct means have
been used by" agents of the German
emperor to secure popular interest.
lit is suggested here that that Vene
zuela's accession to the German over.
tnres in the case of Margarita is rend
ered very unlikely, by the fact that
Venezuelan, officials could not fail to
realize the seriousness of passage of
the island to the control of an enemy
ot the united states.
Vialte Monroe Doctrine.
. It is pointed out that the cession
even though temporary would be a
clear violation of the Monroe doc
trine and would undoubtedly call for
energetic and prompt opposition, by
this government. - '
Margarita is off the northern coast
of Venexuela near the' southeastern
corner of the Caribbean sea and with
in striking distance of the Panama
canala. It is about 500 miles from
Culebra and 1,000 miles from Colon.
Its adjacent waters, including the gulf
of Cariaco, would make it admirably
adapted as a naval base.
Catcher Hank Gowdy Joins
Ohio National Guards
Columbus, O., June 2. Harry
("Hank") Gowdy, catcher for the Bos
ton National league base ball team,
today enlisted as a private in the
Ohio National Guard.
The Braves' catcher, under a con
tract at a salary of $6,000 a year,, is
one of theNfirst major league players
to enlist. As the Ohio Guard forces
will not be mobilized until July 15, the
dispatch says-, Gowdy's services will
not be lost to the Braves for several
DEFENDANTS IN ALLEGED ,
BLACKMAIL CASE PREPARE
FOR SECOND LEGAL BATTLE
Counsel for Defense Will Ask for Change of Venue From
Dawes County; .Lawyers Allege Fair Trial
Cannot be Had There on Account , N
By EDWARD BLACK,
Captain Maloney of the city detective department, Will:
am S. Dolan, Harvey Wolf, Gust Tylee.hilip Winckler and
Charles W. Pipkin of the Omaha Detective association, Omaha
defendants in the Chadron alleged conspiracy case, returned to
Omaha Saturday afternoon.
These men, together with three others, are under $500
bond each for their appearance in the Dawes county district
court June 22 for trial.
Attorneys Baker and Harrington also returned home and
will beign Monday to turn their attention to preparing their
defense, which, they say, will be so convincing that the trial
judge will instruct for dismissal of all defendants.
Detective Paul Sutton and Elsie Phelps have not returned)
to Omaha. . To one of the Omaha party Sutton said he did not
expect to return to Omaha for a while. . He added he is on in
deninite leave and could take six months to complete the work
assigned to him by.Superintendent Kugel of the police depart
The trial of the nine alleged alleged conspirators June 22
promises to be a "real" legal battle.. Realizing that they faced
a difficult situation at tha preliminary examination, counsel for
defendants say they did not wish to show their hand in advance
of the trial three weeks hence. . ' ' ; ' -
City Commissioners Kugel and
Jardine- Favor Temporary
Removal Following Out
come of Chadron Case. '
The probable suspension of, Chief
of Detectives Steve Maloney was the
paramount issue among the city com
missioners yesterday. Police Commis
sioner Kugel advocating the tempo
ary removal of Maloney and Walter
S. Jardine agrees to this method of
procedure. ' -
Mayor Dahlman and Chief of Police
Dunn refuse to comment on the situ
ation until additional information can
be had after the arrival of the train
"The commissioners will meet first,
before any definite action is taken in
the matter, said the mayor.
Chief Dunn would not say whether
it was in his power to suspend Mi
foney, but Assistant City Attorney
tleharty asserts that it cannot be
done under the present conditions.
"The bindinc over of a man to the
district court means nothing - in
such a case." said Fleharty. I be'
lieve Malonev is entitled to a hearing
before his suspension can take place."
It wasn t exactly a surprise to me.
Police Commissioner Kugel stated,
commenting on tne Chadron hearing.
I am oertectlv satished.
Commissioner Kugel said'he did not
know when button would return. He
remarked that he had not heard from
Sutton since he went to Chadron,
"I have .lothing more to say about
tne matter he added.
He said, however, that he was satis.
lied, with Stlttcn's work.
Daniels Denies Reported
Loss of U. S. Destroyers
Washineton Tune 2. As a result
of the accident on board the armed
American merchantman Mongolia
which cost the lives of two nurses
the navr. has abandoned the use of
brass cups on shells, substituting
wood, Rear Admiral Earle told the
senate naval committee today, in the
accident aboard the Mongolia, the
brass cup rebounded, striking the
Senator Pomdexter asked Secretary
Daniels, v. ho also appeared before
the commi'tee if it was true that two
American destrovers had been lost in
European waters recently owing to
None has been lost, replied the
secretary emphatically, but some ot
my good brother editors lose one and
perhaps a wnole fleet every day.
Questioned further regarding the
guns and ammunition furnished to
armed merchant vessels by the navy,
Rear Admiral Earle said:
"1 helieve that the nnwder. the
shells and the guns are as good as
can be made. 1 think by the substi
tution of the wooden plug for . the
brass cup all danger will be removed.
I am firmly convinced there will be
no more trouble."
Insurance for Sailors
Through War Risk Bureau
Washington. June 2.-r-The adminis
tration bill permitting the war risk
bureau to insure lives of officers and
crews as well as cargoes and ships,
passed the house today. It also per
mits reciprocal insurance with the al
lied war risk bureaus, '
S Kugel Misses Sutton. '
Counsel were reasonably certain
that Judge Slattery would bind all the
defendants over for trial by the higher
Superintendent' Kugel went to the
Union .depot Saturday afternoon, ex
pecting to meet Sutton, who did not
"Do you wish to make any state
ment regarding Sutton's evidence that
the first letter or information he re
ceived on the Chadron case ik con
tained in a letter now in vour safe?"
was asked Kugel.
"There may be such a letter in my
safe. I may have such a letter. I do
not recall it now," replied Kugel. i
Hold Nine For Trial.
' At last fight's session Judge Slat
tery held Maloney, Pipkin, Dolan,
Winkler, Tylee Wolf; Fisher, Day and
Mote, all defendants in the alleged
blackmail conspiracy-case, to the dis-.
trict court for trial.
Bonds of $500 each were arranged
E. D. CRITES. j
for in advance and the Omaha party
left on the midnight train. The court
held "probable cause" for binding the
defendants cr'er, and his decision was
brief and prompt "
In handing down his decision Judge
Slattery said: "The charge regarding
demands for money have fallen flat
because of CriteV testimony that no
demand was made. The evidence
showed that a crime had been com
mitted insofar as. they conspired to
"Day did not conspire, but was
present as a witness.
"Maloney should be held because
Miss Marr's testimony corroborated
Mrs. Phelps', except as to telephone
Hisses and Applause.
Applause and hisses from a crowded
court room were heard. The outcome
was not unexpected, although! opin
ions were ireely expressed that prob
ably Maloney and Day would be dis
missed. Attorney Harrington reviewed his
objection to the. qualifications of
Judge Slattery to hear the case on ac- -count
of his relationship to Crites, :
who is his cousin. In his argument
Brome directed particular attention
to Maloney as a conspirator, but
maintained "probable cause" to hold
all defendants. Comment among the
Omaha men during the day indicated
pessimism and expectancy , of being
bound ovtr from this preliminary
"The matter of whether I am qual
ified to sit in this hearing will be for
(Continued en Fags Two. Col a ma Two.)
Interstate Commission '
Can't Force Refrigeration
Washington. June 2. The Inter-
State Commerce, commission hM tn
day that it is without authority, in the
absence of undue discrimination, to
order railroads to acquire equipment
of a special type or to require the-"
transportation of refrigerator cars oa
passenger or special trains, . .
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