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THE BEE: OMAHA. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13. , 1917.
Brief City News
Hiiro Knot Prlot ItNew beacon Prooo.
Metol dies, prcssw'k. Jubilee Mfg. Co.
fclec. Fans. V.&0 Burgess-Graoden.
IMullnum Wedding Rinfts Edholm.
Miss "Latey Retired Maritaret J.
Latey, teacher at Saratoga school, has
been retired by the Board of Educa
tion. Try tho noonday SS-cent luncheon
at the Empress Garden, amidst pleas
ant surroundings, music and entertain
Fined $100 Elmer Kupa of Avoca,
la., was fined 1 00 and costs fur hav
ing Intoxicating liquor in his posses
sion Tuesday. He came to Omaha
Monday, he said, and brought a pint
of whisky with him.
Credit Men to Elect The postponed
annual meeting of the Retail Credit
Men's association for the election of
officers and directors will be held at
the Hotel Rome Thursday. A dinner
will be served at 6:30.
Three Bound Over Fred Berry,
Frank Kellerman and Earl Stlner
were bound over to the district court
Tuesday morning on a charge of steal-J
lug y leel oi leau onu cuppti cuuie
from the Nebraska Telephone com
pany. Stlner an4,Kellerman pleaded
guilty and Berry not guilty. Their
bonds were fixed at 500.
Roach Goes East Frank Roach, In
charge of the Union Pacific advertis
ing bureau, has gone to Chicago to at
tend a meeting of the advertising
agents of the Harrlman system of
roads. At this meeting It will be de
termined how much money will be
expended this season in advertising
the parks and mountains resorts
throughout the west.
Court In lienlent Bess F. Mitchell,
alias Agnes Morton, of Polk, Neb.,
pleaded guilty to giving a check for
$35 to the Brandeis stores upon a
bank-In which she did not have suf
ficient funds to meet the check. Upon
her promise to pay the account and
In consideration of the fact that it was
her first offense she was given a thirty-day
(Continued from Pare One.)
fair?" asked Commissioner Butler.
What Pipkin Said.
"Pipkin, one of the Chadron de
fendants." "What did Pipkin tell you?"
"He contended all the way through
that there was nothing in it and that
Maloney knew nothing of it."
"You talked with Kugel on this mat
ter?" asked Attorney Baker.
"We talked the case over in a gen
eral way, but he did not express any
opinion as to the guilt or innocence
"Did Kugel indicate that he thought
Further questioning' failed to elicit
anything material from Chief Dunn,
who admitted he had no definite or
personal information against Maloney.
He stated that he and Maloney had
not been on friendly terms.
People Have Voice.
R. J. Sutton introduced himself as
brother of Detective Paul Sutton and
secretary of United Improvement
Clubs of Omaha. He said:
"Is this hearing to cover up or re
veal the truth? I know Chief Dunn
has made no effort to prove his
charges or to get information. -You
should let Kugel' get the witnesses.
You commissioners have the decision
in this cast on your hands, but the
people of Omaha will have the, last
Detective Sutton told of the cir
cumstances of going to Chadron in
the first instance: "I went to Kugel's
house when he was ill. I told him
the Omaha Detective association was
a blackmailing organization and that
Pipkin, Barta and Unger were tipping
stuff off to them. That's why I would
not have Pipkin, Barta and Unger
with me when we made raids with
the morals squad. I told Kugel he
should know something of what is
going on in his own department even
if he was sick."
"Do you know anything more to
show that Maloney was connected
with the Omaha Detective associa
tion?" asked Butler.
"I can get many witnesses to snow
that Maloney was connected. There
is Bessie Wilson of 707 South Six
teenth street and there are others."
At this juncture the council ad
journed, with the understanding that
all witnesses would be present
"We may have to send to Chad
ron for some of the witnesses," sug
gested Sutton. .
"There will be time for that. This
hearing will take some time," replied
,7Have you talked with Ellen Lowry,
alias Elsie Phelps, alias Clara Wat
son?" asked Attorney Baker of Chief
"I have never met her, was the
"Did Kugel ask you to call any wit
nesses to shaw that Maloney was
guilty of conrpiracy to blackmail?'
"You investigated in the department
to determine whether Maloney was
"And you found nothing?
Hard to Get Facts.
"It has been hard to get anything
out of anybody on this affair. My
information came from the news
papers." "Have you any due that Maloney
was in anywise connected with the
"I don't know of anything along
that line. The Chadron case, might
"And it micht develop less?"
"Did vou make any effort to get in
formation?" asked Commissioner
Butler of the chief.
"I depended on witnesses on both
sides." was the answer.
"Any friction between your depart
ment and Maloney?"
"Haven't gotten along as well as we
"The chief," interposed the mayor,
"does not seem to have anything on
which to base the charges. It is not
fair to eo into this arty further. I
don't think there is anything against
Ma onev now 1 think that at a gen
eral investigation that if anybody
knows anything let him come in and
tell all he Knows.
Chamber is Crowded.
The council chamber was crowded
A few women were present. Captain
Allen ti. Usher or Lhadron heard
part of the testimony. The chief
difficulty of the opening session was
to hold the hearing'down to charges
against Maloney without allowing too
much extraneous matter to creep in.
LET NOT BATHS BE
STOPPED BY WAR
Price of Soap Soars, But You
Can Meet That Situation
by Buying It by
By A. R. GROH.
Is the great American institution of
soap to go next into the limbo of for
gotten things? Are we to be deprived
of this luxury by the ruthless hand of
It's a serious question, citizens.
A woman went into a Sixteenth
street store the other day and asked
for three cakes of her favorite toilet
soap. She handed the clerk 25 cents.
"It's 35 cents now," said the clerk,
"because of the war."
"Well, I'll get it somewhere else,
then," said the woman and she
flounced out in righteous indignation.
She entered another store, ordered
the same soap and handed the clerk
it s JS cents now, said tne cierk.
She took it.
What Can You Do?
And this is the sad story all along
the soap line.
"Here is a toilet soap we have sold
for years at 10 cents, three for a quar
ter, said a Sixteenth street druggist.
"Now it is 13 cents, three for 35 cents.
Ivorv that we sold at 4 and 5 cents a
cake is now 7 cents. Here's a line of
shaving sticks,' powders and creams
which sold at 20 cents. Thev are 25
cents now. Here's a soap, sold for
years at three cakes for a quarter,
they are 12 cents straight now."
Yes, triends, it s on account o: tne
Said a soap manufacturer: Lye and
soda ash factories in this country are
working night and day and they are
sunolvine domestic demand only on
existing contracts, shipping all they
possibly can abroad.
Costs Three Times as Much.
"We are oavlnB iust twice as much
now for animal fats and vegetable oils
as we were last fall. Glycerine that
was selling at 15 cents a pound a year
ago is now selling at 45 cents a pound.
Before the war 50 per cent of our
glycerine came from abroad. That
supply is all cut off now.
"Besides all this we have to contend
with the much higher prices of paper
and boxes and the price of labor is
bo vou see, tne soap men nave a
good alibi. ,
A few stores still have a supply of
Rnrahclli. a Soanish castile soap at
the old prices. Castiles imported
from Italy are scare and high.
What, then, is to be done? Are we
to forego the Saturday-night luxury?
No I A thousand times no. That
step is unthinkable. Never shall we
submit to such an alternative. Amid
the crash of nations we never shall
undergo that privation.
The solution is at hand, l lie soutn
Sixteenth street druggist told it to me.
It is tins: Buy your soap by tne
dozen cakes or by the box.
A soap, he said, that sens tor
13 cents a cake is only $1.30 a dozen.
In other words, vou get a dozen
cakes for the price you would pay for
ten cakes if you bought them one at
a time. You get two cakes free when
you buy a dozen.
"Besides, soap will wear longer
when it is 'aged.' The older soap
gets, the less moisture it contains and
consequently the longer it 'lasts. "
Here is the economical solution,
friends. And the bath shall "continue
in its pristine glory, undimmwl by the
clash of war. '
It was admitted to be a hard matter
to draw a line of demarcation between
the Maloney hearing and a general
police department investigagtion.
Mayor Danlman is presiding.
What Kugel Said.
Mavor Dahlman made certain that
Sutton said "Pipkin, Barta and Un
ger" and wrote thejiames on a mem
orandum. Commissioner Kugel made this
statement from his chair:
"I denv that It remarked to any
body that I was pleased at the out
come of the Chadron hearing. When
these charges were filed against Ma
loney it was the understanding mat
they slnuld be held pending final
disposition of the Chadron case and
then hold the general investigation of
the department as an independent
"I did say that I believe that Ma
loney or any man of the department
who was bound over to a district
court should be suspended pending
determination of his case. I did not
know that Maloney was involved in
this affair until I returned from Bur
lington." "Do vou know anything more re
garding Maloney?" asked Butler.
"No. All 1 knew was wnat i read
in papers saved by Mrs. Kugel while
I was away."
"Why did you send Sutton to Chad
ron?" asked Attorney Baker.
While Kugel Was III.
"Sutton came to my home when I
was ill. The nurse had denied visi
tors, but she admitted Sutton. He
said he had something very important
to tell me. He mentioned the name
of the Omaha Detective association
in connection with a blackmail scheme
at Chadron and said it lookad as if
some of our men were connected with
the affair. I told him to follow up the
case and go to Chadron if necessary.
No names of members of the police
department were mentioned to me at
"Didn't you have enough interest
in the matter to ask Suton who might
have been involved?" asked Baker.
"I was not well at the time and ex
pected Sutton would report back to
"Did lie mention Elsie Phelps?"
"I think he mentioned her."
"Did vou understand some alias
woman was going to take Sutton 500
"I was sick and did not go into de
FOR COFFEE DRINKERS
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Omaha War News
"Mothers' buttons" are being dis
tributed at the navy headquarters.
They are to be worn by mothers who
have sons in the navy.
Moving pictures of the training sta
tions at Newport and the Great Lakes
will be flashed from the navy recruit
ing station tonight on the north wall
of the Rose building, according to En
sign John Rayley.
Charles Bauman. former fullback
for the Atkinson, Neb., High school;
Henry Frickel, basket ball player for
the Campbell, Neb., High school, and
DcWitt Tovtiscn, a Lohrville, la.,
High school star, all enlisted in the
navv Monday. John "Lefty" Cogau,
33uS Webster street, has also enlisted
in the navy.
Omaha men are coming to the front
in the enlistments, according lo the
iavy, records. Of the last eighty-eight
to enlist, nineteen have been residents
of Omaha. Elgin, Neb., seems well
supplied with musicians. The only
three men that have been enlisted
from that town are musicians. S. M.
Durham and Blaine Crellin enlisted in
the navy yesterday from Elgin.
Captain Frith, U. S. A., is stirring
up things throughout the state. "En-
lictmnt Hav" liav hn rt asiilf hv
several big towns, and on these days
i -..J :il ,.11
pairiOllC lCCIIC3 rtllU lu,ll, will nil
the day for .he purpose of slimulaf-
inrr r a.-rn 1 1 a (nr th rmi1ar ariTIV
Grand Island will observe "enlistment
day on 1 Iwrsday, while Beatrice and
Sidney will have their celebrations on
Friday. The number of men now re-
I 11 ,1.. f. ,1.. ri..,4V,o
3U1ICU IfJ llll UlC quota IU1 ,111. wiiiaiia
istrict is 860. An average of fifty-
hve men a day is necessary to Dring
the number up to 4,810 by June 30.
Who's got 'em? Last week ten
voung men. inspired by the "patriotic
day" celebration at Dcdham, la., came
trom mat town to ennsi ncre 111 uic
service of Uncle Sam. This informa
tion was first given out at the army
recruiting station, with the additional
tip that they had asked numerous
questions concerning their duties as
privates in the regular army and that
they were to return soon to enlist.
Not half an hour later the National
Guard headquarters put out a similar
bulletin. And now the names of the
young hearties appear on the navy's
list ol recruited.
Seventy-five marines, enlisted in
Omaha, are en route to Norfolk, Va.,
going over the Illinois Central.
Dr. W. W. Peebles has left for the
military training camp at Des Moines.
Dr. Praig Morris takes charge of his
office at 220 South Thirteenth street.
Dr. Madison, H. J. Pinkett, Will N.
Johnson and Ed Turner are four
other Omahans who have been ad
mitted' to the Des Moines camp.
The Bohemian Sokols passed a res
olution which provides that the so
ciety will care for all the members
who enlist. Their assessments will
be paid for them during the time
they are away and in case of death
the full amount of their insurance will
be paid to' their beneficiaries,
Janitor Hangs Up German
Colors Through Mistake
A breach of American etiquette was
unintentionally made last week by a
well-meaning jarlitor at the First Na
tional bank building. When told to
unpack all the American flags Jie could
hnd and unturl them on me building
to help boost the Liberty bond cam
paign, he obeyed orders, never notic
ing that one of the flags bore the Ger
man colors. Evidently it had been
stowed away for a long time with the
One of the directors of the United
States National bank, noticing the
enemy's flag, inquired, of his neigh
bors, the first National bank authori
ties, the reason for the appearance of
the flag. To their horror, they saw
the mistake. Needless to say, the
janitor, lost no time in hauling down
Uncle Rescues Youth
Who Falls Into a Well
Alex Daemon, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Edward 'Daemon, 3015 Seward street,
fell into an abandoned well -"at the
rear of his home. Filled earth sank
nine feet under his weight. His cries
for help aroused his uncle, Valentine
Stevens, who rescued the youth uninjured.
30-Day V II Dally e
Round Trip Ticket . Jl Du'Insths Summer j,
Variable Route Tickets
To New York and Boston
Direct through Philadelphia or via Washington
AH Rail or Rail and Steamer
Go one route Return another
liberal Stopover Long Rotwn limit
For particulars aonsult Local Ticket Agents or address
So Declares Minister at Com
mencement at Brownell Hall
When He Scores Women
Society women who sell their
daughters in marriage to gain social
prestige, and society girls who fear
to slight men of loose morals be
cause doing so would nrhar them
from invitations to exclusive functions
came under the ban ot the Rev. Henry
S. Foster, rector of the Church of the
Ascension in Denver, who delivered
the commencement oration at Brown
ell Hall yesterday morning.
"I would rather see my throe
daughters in their graves than married
to some men ii. Denver who are re
ceived in the very best homes and re
garded as the most eligible men in
the city," iltv. Foster declared.
Moral Coward. .
"The girl who consents to dance
with a drunken partner for tear that
to snub him would mean her social
ostracism is a moral coward and is
just as much responsible for tilling
a drunkard's grave as he is."
"Men will conform to the standards
of morality women demand. If
women of this country would be true
to their ideals for only one vear, this
country would witness a reformation
the world has never seen before."
"Society is a legitimate ambition, I
suppose," mused the rector, address
ing the graduates, whom he asked to
be thankful for the position they en
joyed, "but God knows society needs
something more than argumentation.
I hope some of you are slill obsessed
with the notion of just making homes
sometimes in the future."
Jezebel would find her counterpart
in many of the painted-faced, dressed
up women on the down-town streets,
"Be religious in your work and
play," he urged. "Christ didn't talk
theology, and the time has gone by
when to be religious one must go
about with a Bible under the arm and
looking like you have chronic dys
pepsia. Just live it. Don't lower
your standards or ideals," he ex
horted the graduates.
Bishop Arthur L. Williams con
ferred diplomas upon the graduates.
Randall Brown Surprised
That Des Moines Gets Camp
Randall K. Brown, president of the
Commercial club and member of the
joint Commercial club and Real
Estate Board committee which
worked for the location of a canton
ment camp at Omaha, said: "I ain
surprised at Des Moines being chosen.
However, we feel that Omaha still has
a chance for a similar camp, for when
we were at Chicago we were told that
a bill is recommended to congress by
the army staff, providing for sixteen
more cantonment camps. If this goes
through, Omaha will still be in the
race. We have assurance besides that
the army posts now at Omaha will; be
filled up with troops, and it is likely
that additional facilities of some kind
will have to be provided at Omaha.
We leant also that there is talk ol en
larging the quartermaster depot here."
With a Spy?
See Next Sunday's
Liberty Loan Bond
Omaha lodge No. 118, United Com
mercial Travelers of America, has
subscribed $.'00 of the lodge funds
for a Liberty bond.
The Union Pacific mss meeting at
the Brandeis theater Monday night
resulted in the company employes'
Liberty bond fund being boosted
$100,000. Employes of the company,
working on the main line and the
branches, have subscribed to $850,000
of the bonds, and while the figures
not complete 4t is thought the sub
scriptions of the employes of the
Oregon Short Line and the Naviga
tion company will aggregate $.'50,000
The three national banks of the
South Side have obtained subscrip
tions for $1,000,000 in Liberty loan
bonds independent of the big indus
trial plants, it was announced at a
meeting of the South Side Liberty
loan committee at noon, at which K.
R. Getty presided. The committee
will continue its drive for loan bond
subscriptions and remain ready to
respond to the call ot the chairman,
it was announced.
The James J. .Parks company of
the South Side, paving contractors,
were heavy purchasers of bonds, sub
scribing for $10,000 worth. Mr. Parks
is a brother of City Commissioner
The societies of St. Francis church,
South Side, meet tonight to plan a
final drive for Liberty bond subscrip
tions. The Sunday school of the
church has pledged to buy $500 worth
and it is expected that the total
amount of subscriptions from the
church will resell $2,500.
Tuesday, June 12, 1917. STORE NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY. Phone Douf. 137.
Charming New Arrivals in White Pumps,
Boots and Oxfords
SPECIAL attention has been devoted to white footwear for the summer season and
we are showing a larger and more complete line than ever before, including
pumps, boots and oxfords. They are cool, comfortable, economical and of distinctive
AS every loyal American
should display thecol
ors on Flag Day Thurs
day, June 14 we have
arranged for your selec
tion a special display of
American flags as well as
those of the allies.
American flags, 5c to
American silk flags, 49c
Allied flags, including
British, French, Italian
and Russian, 15c, 25c, 35c.
BurfMi.Nath Co. Down Stain Stor
Prepare for the Summer Days With a
New Refrigerator These Featured Wednesday
Auiumauu reingerators, witn 8-wall construction and
mineral wool insulated. They have all metal ice racks,
electric welded adjustable shelves, automatic traps, all
food chambers are white enameled. The automatic refrig
erator is guaranteed as an ice saver and to give entire sat
isfaction. Automatic refrigerators with built-in water cooler, 60
lb. ice capacity, $31.00; ice capacity 75-lbs., with built
in water cooler, $35.00.
New automatic sanitary refrigerators, made with high
base, which elevates the body of the box so it is very con
venient for use,
100-lb. ice capacity, special $34.00
100-lb. ice capacity with water cooler, special, $39.50
in any ice
c h a m ber,
I good size,
! extra s p e-
-Down Stain Storo
II CtOST KING D
At Lincoln Wednesday
8:00 A. M. Opening historical
10:00 A. M. Daylight fireworks.
10:00 A. M. University com
10:30 A. M. Commencement ad
dress by Dean Roscoe Pound of
2:30 P. M. Semi-centennial ex
ercises on capitol grounds. Semi
centennial address by Governor
Keith Neville. Response by Gov.
ernors Capper of Kansas, Harding
of Iowa, Burnquist of Minnesota,
Houx of Wyoming, Gunter of Colo
rado and others.
Open air reception to governors.
6:30 P. M. Nebraska editors'
semi-centennial banquet at Commer
8:00 P. M. Reunion of legislature
and state officers at capitol.
8:00 P. M. Pageant of Nebraska
at state fair grounds, coliseum.
10:00 P. M. Fireworks at state
Judge Madden Refuses to
Be a Collection Agency
"The criminal courts are not col
lection r.gencies," said Judge Madden
as he disn.lsscd Mac Lang on a charge
of disposing of mortgaged property.
The property in question was a piano
purchased upon the installment plan
Ironi a local dealer. It was shipped
lo Des Moines, la., by his wife, with
her furniture, after their divorce in
Welfare Board to Take
Charge of Dance Halls
An ordinance to give the Board of
Public Welfare supervision of rll
Sublic dance places was introduced
y Mayor Dahlman. It is proposed
to allow the board to adopt its own
rules and regulations.
A few specials: 1
Women' Oatend Cloth Pumps, $3.50
White Ostend cloth pumps, light turn soles, Louis
heels, five new models, $3.50.
Women's Nile Cloth Pumps, $6.00
White Nile cloth pumps, white welt soles, full Louis
Women's White Buck Pumps, $6.50
White buck pumps with turn soles, covered Louis
heels, $6.50. '
Women's English Buck Pumps, $12.00 , 1
White English buck pumps, with turn soles, 24
Louis heels, $12.00.
Women's Retgnskin Boots, $5.00
White reignskin, eight-inch lace, boots, turn soles, both
wood and leather Louis heels, four new patterns to
select from, $5.00.
.Women's Kid Botton Boots
White kid botton boots, with turn and light welt
soles, covered heels, $8.00 to $14.00.
Women's Sport Boots and Oxfords
White sport boots and oxfords, from $5.00 to $10.
In the children's section we have a large selec
tion of pretty shoes for the little folks, including
Kindercraft, nobby tread lines; prices range from
$1.25 to $3.00.
BurguNah Co.4icHid Floor
This Large, Full Roll, Fiber
Its Very Illustration
AROUND back type of
rocker, which is al
ways in demand, one
which has been especially
selected from our stock of
porch furniture ; come ;in
and see the quality of this
rocker; you will want it at
once; specially priced,
Wednesday at $3.75.
Burftti-Naih Co. Third Floor
Illinois refrigerators, made of ash with three-door
side-icing type, 3 retinned wire shelves, white enam
eled food chamber, solid bronze hardware.
75-lb. ice capacity, special, $19.50.
90-lb. ice capacity, special, $23.50.
Illinois top-icing refrigerators, with solid bronze
hardware and white enameled food chamber;vice
capacity, 90-lbs. ; special, $16.50.
Illinois front door top-icing refrigerators, with white
enameled food chamber and retinned wire shelves, ice
capacity, 90-lbs., special, $16.50.
Ice chests, made of hardwood, heavily varnished;
small size, $8.00; large size, $10.95.
Buriati-Noh Co. Down Stain Storo
Red Cross Activities
A Red Cross benefit card patty will
be given Thursday evening at 8:15 In
the New Hamilton apartments under
the auspices or
the Turner Park
Red Cross auxil
iary. The pro
ceeds will be used
materials for the
members have do
nated the use of
at the New Ham
ilton for the event.
The committee In charge Includes the
following: MesdamM O. C. Smith, H.
O. Dumett, A. L. Oiffln. A. 8. Median,
W. 1. Sturgess, J. C. Wrath and the
Misses Florence Moore, Anna Mllroy
and Blanche Catlln.
Want HearlquAttfrs In Court Houm
Krank Judson, stata director of th
nd Cross society, and Arthur Mullen
presented a petition to the Board of
County Commissi an em sakinp that tht
plonrers' headquarter in the court
house he jrlven for Mftte headquarter
for the Ked Crosa society. A com
mittee eonferefl with the oounty pio
neers at a meeting to decide the mat
To Sell Rofrfthraenta-MIss Daphns
Teters Is In charge of a nrroup ol
young women who will sell refresh
ments at the nature manque Saturday
afternoon at Hartarom park. The fnudi
derived from the sale will he given
to the comfort kit department of ttu
Omahans May Solicit Omaha Red
Cross authorities may solicit subscrip
tion r for the finance campaign next
week throughout the state, according
to a telegram received by Ourdon Wat
tles, chairman of the finance campaign,
from Seward T'rosser, national Chair
man of the Red Cross finance com
mittee. A provision la made that thert
Is to he no Interference In towns where
there are Red Cross chapters.
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