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THE BEE: OMAHA. FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 191.
Maloney Refers to Kugel as "That -Dirty Rat" in Omaha Police Probe
Crowd at Hearing
Gets. Thrills as
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Jion by Sutton was based on what he
had heard and was denied by Officer
Sanko whom Sutton testified had
been told to do or not do certain
things in favor of Maloney 's alleged
interest in hog ranch. -Sutton
Sutton denied he declined to make
raids on the Owl club, of which he
was a member, and testified that De
tective Cunningham refused to ac
company him on raids to places in
which Tom Dennison and Harvjey
Wolf were supposed to be interested.
Witness denied having told Mrs.
Margaret Melson at 516 South Nine
teenth street that "he was Kugel's
man, was afrer Maloney's job and
that he would be chief of detectives
and would protect her after May 1."
Sutton's recent movements were
questioned by Attorney Baker, repre
senting Maloney. The detective said
Elsie Phelps had been and is staying
at his home, and that on Wednesday
night of this week Mrs. Melson, with
members of the Omaha Detective as
sociation, pursued him and Mrs.
Phelps from the Strand theater to
Sixteenth and Farnam streets, that
Mrs. Melson might get a look at
Elsie Phelps, whom Sutton declared
the Melson woman did not know.
"I told Mrs. Phelps to keep her
back turned to then " testified Sut
ton. Had to Dodge Detectives.
As to his movements on Sunday
night, June 3, Sutton said' he and
Mrs. Phelps were kept busy for two
hours dodging detectives who were
Sutton gave details of specific cases
whereHj he attempted to show that
Captain Maloney had not subserved
tl-.j ends of justice after prisoners
had been arrested. He .ited particu
larly a suspect arrested for the Smith
murder; another case of a man ar
rested at a pawn shop with articles
identified "as having been1 stolen at
35) North Thirty-third street.
Another denial made by Sutton was
that he did not tell Detectives Barta
and Walker to not disturb places of
Stella Marquette, Mina Whitney and
Bessie Wilson for the reason that he,
Sutton, could make good mqney. He
related having seen Commissioner
Kugel at . dance at the Owl club.
Referred to Monkey Show.
Attorney Baker interpolated hu
morous byplays when Attorney
Thomas, representing Sutton, and
Attorney Murray, for United Im
provement clubs, interrupted the pro
ceedings. When Murray referred to the side
show features of the hearing, Baker
suggested that the Improver., nt club
counsel might i-erve with cedit as a
simian featui. of the side show; and
during one of Thomas' objections
Baker warned his lc0-l opponent to
have a care lest he have his nose
broken legally he explained.
Baker referred to Thomas as a
Thomas Quizzes Sutton.
The morning session opened with
i request by Elmer E. Thomas to
question Detective Sutton, explaining
he represented Sutton in connection
with charges against him. Attorney
Baker consented, saying it would let
the bars down to all.
Thomas: "What connection has
Maloney with collection of city gar
"Maloney and Pollock are inter
esteM in a hog-feeding place at Sixty
sixth and Center streets. Officer
Sanko arrested some men for col
lecting garbage and Maloney called
Sankb in and said if he valued his
job he should keep out of the gar
"I will call your attention to Smith
murder case. Did you arrest a sus
pect?" "I did. Got descriptions. Atrested
a man on South Sixteenth street and
held him two days. The man could
not give any account of himself on
the evening of the murder. Maloney
next morningmarked 'no complaint,'
although Captain Dempsey said to
'vag him for thirty days so we could
investigate him.' " '
Girl Identifies Suspect.
"Was there a girl at a drug store
who could have identified him?"
"She said he looked like one of the
men who entered the drug "store."
"What are facts regarding the Gil
n I " i-i f .
uiass uay txercises lor
St. Mary's Seminary Girls
Graduating evercises for Mount St.
Mary's seminary were held Thursday
morning at the Brandeis theater. Rev.
Father F. X. McMenamy, president
of Creighton university, delivered an
address, in which he reminded the
young women of the sacrificesthat
had been made that they might re
ceive a Catholic education. "Every
great good requires some great sac
rifice," he said. "You yourselves have
doubtless undergone many sacrifices,
but your parents and the Sisters of
Mercy have sacrificed much more. All
that now seems bright in your pros
pects has been sacrificed by these,
your teachers; they have taken upon
themselves a life that the world
styles one of drudgery."
The exercises were opened with a
salutory address by Marie Roach.
Misses Petersen, Kilkenny, Foley, At
kins, Wacek, Steinke, Torpy and
Swoboda gave a piano octette and
Clare Perkins sang "Moonlight and
Starlight." Helen McMahon was vale
dictorian and Faye Chambers spoke
"A Story of a Yale-Harvard Boat
Race." Gold crosses, diplomas, laurels
and teachers' certificates were con
ferred upon Inez Hughes, Ellen Han
ley, Margaret Hoctor, Faye Chambers,
Mildred Connor, Rose Bulin and
Eileen Brown. Gold crosses and di
plomas were given Marie Bell, Mar
garet Hannon, Ruth Key, Helen Mc
Mahon and Marie Roach. Miss Jesse
Lane Dragoo was awarded a gold
medal and a diploma for music. Cer
tificates for typewriting-were Issued
to Eileen Brown, Anna Ifrejoi and
Olga Zimmerman. Gold medals were
won by Eileen Brown, Marie Roach,
Helen McMahon, Rose Bulin, Mable
Grogan, Lueile Flynn, Mildred Flynn.
Ruth McMillan, Faye Chambers and
Alice Osterman. Gold pins were'
given Anna Krejci, Anna Rozmajzl,
Helen Dworak, Luree and . Margaret
Kcll. - .. r ,
"The house was ransacked at 320
North Thirty-third street. Dunn and
Kennelly arrested a man at a pawn
shop. There was a ring with two
diamonds and i. broken opal and in
side the ring was the name of Mrs.
Gilley, who identified the ring. Mr.
and Mrs. Gilley went to see Maloney
and he told them to pay the pawn
broker $3. They got an attorney,
who told the pawnbroker he should
not be paid for the ring. They went
to Maloney again and he told them
to act through their attorney, who
later told Mr. and Mrs. Gilley to go
to Tom Dennison and they could get
Gilley Loses His Job.
"Did Mr. ''iilley lose his job?"
"Yes. He said police influcncewas
so strong that he was fired."
"What happened to the man who
was arrested with stolen property?"
"He was vagged and given half an
hour to leave town. He carried two
guns when arrested."
"What do you know of the Honey
"I met M. and Mrs. Honeywell.
She said quite a few diamonds were
stolen several years ago. Next day
Honeywell brought-Maloney a lot of
linen, but Maloney said 'Nothing to
it.' Honeywell was charged with dis
position of stolen diamonds. With
out investigation Maloney let him
Baker Warns Thomas.
Baker examined Sutton:
"How old ire you?" -"Thirty-seven
"You know that from hearsay, do
Attorney Thomas objected to
Baker's questioning and Baker re
plied: "I am representing Maloney
and intend to do so. I am getting
tired of these sideshows."
Attorney Murray endorsed the
sideshows, whereupon Baker told
Murray he would be taken for a
monkey during the sideshow embell
ishments of the hearing.
Elmer Thomas interposed again
and Baker replied: "Don't you worry
young man. If you get your nose
cracked you'll have to stand for it."
Baker resumed quirting Sutton:
"You investigated places for Ku
"And gambling houses?"
Asks About Owl Club.
"Was one the Owl club?"
"Did Kugel prosecute them?"
"I don't know."
"Remember any other?"
"Name them like the Owl club and
I'll tell you."
"Was you a doorkeeper of the Owl
"I was a member of the club."
"Did you play poker there?"
"I don't play pokr."
"Found gambling there?"
"Yes. and'I reported it."
"Find gambling at any other
"Yes. Get the records."
"Report all that you found?"
"Did you report to Kugel?"
. "I did, and the reports were sent
to th chief."
Kugel Paid Him.
"When yoii were working as special
detective for Kugel were you receiv
ing pay from city?"
"Mr. Kugel paid me."
Kugel explained lie paid Sutton out
of personal bank account and charged
amounts to city for special services
Baker resumed: , .
"When you weje working specially
for Kugel did you confer with any
members of the department?"
"'When you went on police force
publicly who assigned you?"
"Chief Dunn assigned me to morals
squad with Cunningham, Unger and
"What were duties of morals
"Pretty nearly everything Particu
larly complaints against . disorderly
Knew Elsie Phelps.
"Were you acquainted with Elsie
Lowry, with several aliases?"
1 "I knew Mrs. Fred Phelps."
"Knew her as Elsie Lowry?"
"Omaha Detective association told
her to take that name,"
"All you know of that i'i what she
"Well, it turned out pretty good."
"Where did .you first see Elsie
Phelps on the Chadron case?"
"At the Central Bath institute, 1506
Grain-Men Ask Support
Of Conservation Bills
The Omaha Grain exchange at a
called meeting, adopted resolutions,
asking the Nebraska senators and rep
resentatives in congress to support
the food conservation bills that have
been introduced and are in com
mittee. Preliminary action, looking to the
securing seed wheat for next year
for the farms of Nebraska was started.
Committees will be appointed at a
subsequent meeting and they will be
instructed to ascertain the quantity
of wheat thatvill be required. These
committees later on will get in touch
with elevator and warehouse men with
a view to making plans for the distri
bution of seed.
Alleged Auto Accessory
Robber is Bound Over
John J. 'Miller, arrested two weeks
ago, charged with stealing and having
in his possession stolen automobile
accessories, was bound over to the
district court by Police Judge Mad
den? His bond was fixed at $500.
Detectives say that Miller had been
in the custom of purchasing stolen
automobile accessories and disposing
of same. When arrested, they say, a
stolen tire was on one of the wheels
of his machine.
Panor Shoe Company to
Have Larjje Sale Saturday
Anticipating a . 4ish of unusually
large proportions, Panor's Shoe com
pany, 1512 Douglas street, has sent
out an S. 0. S. call for twenty-five
additional salesmen for their big shoe
The Saturday event in Panor's Shoe
company's annual sale. : They prom
ise appealing bargains in men's, wo
men's and children'! shoes of all kinds
and descriptions, including high kid
and ivory bpots, calf-sHji shoes, ox
fords, pumps and -canvas summer
shoes, - - -( - f - - .
"You talked to Elsie Phelps over
"Yes. She said die wanted to see
"You knew her voice?"
"I recognized later that it was her
"We will show that you talked to
her on various occasions and that
you knew her voice."
"The day Elsie left for Chadron.
did you talk to Kugel on the case?"
"Think it was the next tlay."
"At that time you did not know
from her of any connection of offi
cers of the detective force 'with the
"Only through what I said about
Pipkin,1 Unger and Wolf."
"And when'you spoke to Kugel you
really did not know that Maloney or
any other member of the police de
partment were connected with an al
leged blackmailing scheme at Chad
"And yet you told Kugel some offi
cers were connected?"
"I meant connected with the Omaha
"Then Kugel was mistaken when
he said you tcld him some of the
force was connected with the black
"You may have put the question in
some other way like you are doing
"I want my questions answered."
"You'll get them answeted."
"What did Elsie tell you of the
"When she told me' she thought
there was a blackmailing scheme I
thought it was my duty as an offi
cer of the st;ltc to run it down."
Sutton Has Another Name.
"You received .a letter from Mr.
Crites addressed to Edward Davis,
311 South Seventeenth street, did
"Yes. I used the name of Edward
Davis and ate at 311 South Seven
"Did you give that letter to John
C. Lynch?" '
"I was careful nobody got my letter."
Did vou get a telephone call at
adron from Pete Loch?"
1 did not.
Further questioning by Baker
brought out substantially the same
testimony Sutton gave on the stand
at the Chadron preliminary hearing.
The witness related the details of
meeting F(lsie Phelps at Chadron,
plans for meeting in Crites' office and
the subsequent scene.
"Winckler was in a chair when you
struck him?" cbntinued Baker.
"I pushed him back in the chair."
"You pulled his coat and he went
with the coat?"
"I took him into the hallway."
"And you arrested him?"
"The sheriff took himfrom me and
put him in jail."
"You had no authority to arrest
."The sheriff sent Harry B. Coffee
to have me arrest him."
"Didn't the sheriff at Chadron tes
tify he gave no orders to arrest
"I believe he did."
Returned with Elsie Phelps.
"When you returned to Omaha on
May 15 with whom did you confer
"With Deputy County Attorney
"Who came back with you on May
15?" ' - N
"Mrs. Phelps did." ,.
"Who paid Elsie's fare?"
"Who paid her hotel bills?"
"Whsre did you get the money?"
""Drew jny check and borrowed
; .me money."
"When Mrs. Phelps told you he
was going to work for the Omaha
Detective association what did she
say about money?"
"She said she wnuld get $500 and
expenses if she landed Crites."
"You knew she was employed un
der false pretenses?"
Frames Double Cross.
"Not until she heard of scheme, and
I told her to go on hrough and re
port every day to the Omaha Detec
tive association and to me."
"Did you ever see Elsie Phelps at
514 or 51 South Nineteenth street?"
"Never was there."
"Do you know a Mrs. Melson of
"Never saw her until last night
when she had to run from Eighteenth
and Douglas streets with Dolan, Pip
kin ana Tylee to Sixteenth and Far
nam streets 4o get a look at Mrs.
Phelps, who was with me."
Going to Get Maloney.
"Did yon not, when at 516 South
Nineteenth street, tell Mrs. Melson
you were Kugel's man; that you were
going to get Maloney and that you
would be chief of detectives and
would protect her after May 1?"
"I did not."
"When you returned from Chadron
you took Elsie to your home?"
"She there yet?" '
"You say you never occupied a
room with Mrs. Thelps at 510 South
"Never was there in ny lifeJ
"Where were you a week ago last
"With Mrs. Phelps dodging your
"Do you know Mrs. Wilson?"
"The. one you wanted to go to
"What kind of a place does she
"Well, e had reportj about it."
"Do you know Mina Whitney at
1616 Webster street?"
"You know Barta and Walker?"
"Did you ever tell them that thev
should not disturb Bessie Wilson, 707
South Sixteenth street; Stella Mar
quette, on Soulh Thirteenth street, or
Mina Whitne... at 1616 Webster street,
because you could make good
"I did not."
"When the Ford saloon was raided
did you tell Barta and Walker to
stay off or they would go back to a
"I did not."
Lets Woman Go.
"On the occasion of the raid at
Ninth and Pacific streets did you
find a woman in the hack room, and
you let her go when Walker wanted
to hold her with the rest?" x
"The captain released her at the
station. She was housekeeper for
Emil Tolblatt and carried a basket of
"What do you know personally of
the garbage master you referred to?"
"Nothing personally. I intend to
bring in witnesses."
"Who told you Maloney had an in
terest in the hog ranch?"
Says Dwyer Told Him.
"Larry Dwyer of Sixteenth and
"He is quite a good many people,
"Yes, he is a large man."
"Agent of the Belt line found
hogs stolen from the cars at the hog
"Dwyer is brother-in-law of Johnny
Lynch i" f
( "I believe so."
"How do they get along?"
"Like a couple of strange bulldogs."
"Referring to the Honeywell case,
did you say Maloney discharged
"Did not even look him up. Let
him go an hour after I brought him
"Isn't it a fact Honeywell was in
a week and the county attorney in
vestigated the case and said there was
not enough evidence to hold him?"
"He may have investigated the case
after Honeywell was turned loose."
Citizens View Suspect.
"How long was the man arrested
for the Smith murder held?"
"What had Maloney to do with
"He had the prisoner in his office
and had some citizens in to see him."
''Did Captain Dempsey order him
"No; he sent me a block up the
streets to get him after Maloney had
turned him loose."
Would Not Raid Owl Club.
"Do you remember going with
Barta, Wattrer and Cunningham to
raid the Owl club and you said you
would not go and you told Cunning
ham not to go?"
"That is a fact, but I want to tell it
my way. Captain sent us all to Bes
sie Wood's place first and then to
split up and do anything we had.
I had the Dunbar club to investigate,
and so told Cunningham. Cunning
ham would not go with me to Dunbar
club because he said had been on force
seventeen years and had three years
to go to get a pension, and he could
not afford to buck Dennison and
Wolf, so I went to Dunbar club alone.
I did not go to Owl club that night,
but have gone through Owl club vari
"Did you go to Owl club to get or-,
"I don't think the chief was a mem
ber of Owl club. Never saw him
Saw Kugel at Owl Club.
"Ever see Kugel at Owl club?"
"Saw him at a dance there."
"Take any orders from anybody at
. "I did not."
"Any poker games or gambling at
The mayor asked if Owl and Dun
bar clubs recognized as social clubs
and Sutton said "Yes."
"Gambling at most of the social
"1 guess so."
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"What do you know of the detec
tive association sinking down insur
"I was investigating complaints that
Pipkin and Wolf were demanding $150
for recovering stolen cars. Heard
that a gang of automobile thieves
was hanging around the London ho-t-l
and that as niany as thirteen cars
were at Ted Lesch's place in East
Omaha. Had a telephone call that
Pipkin arrested a man named May
field who stole a car and it was said
Maloney got the car. Mayheld was
staying at the London hotel at the
"When did you hear Maloney got
"Two or three days ago."
i'lf'l would tell'the stuff people are
calling up about 1 would be here six
"Did you make an effort to find out
whether Maloney bought the car?"
"We tried to find out, but could get
information about anybody except
Maloney from the local Cadillac
"Who did you inquire of about this
"I sent a man to Kansas City to
look up Mayfield, but he has not re
turned. "Have you Investigated this fur
ther?" "I have friends out investigating for
City Attorney Rine questioned Sut
ton: "Did you say police arrested cer
tain persons for hauling garbage and
let others go?"
"I heard so at Larry Dwyer's place."
"Do you know of any facts of police
department showing any favoritism in
hauling of garbage?"
"Not of my own knowledge."
Attorney Murray asked Sutton:
"Do you know of any garbage being
hauled to Maloney hog ranch at this
Objection by Baker sustained by
Murray asked: "You said, Mr. Sut
ton, that Sanko was warned to keep
out of garbage arrests if he valued
his job, did you?"
"That is what I said."
"When Wolf interfered with your
raids of Sam Joe's place where was
"At Sam Joe's place."
"What did you saj to Wolf?"
"Asked him if he was chief of police
or what part he played in police de
partment." "Ever raid Al Wick's place?"
"Yes. Went up there, saw dancing
and heard music: arrested seventeen
known women of town and twenty
five men." N
v "How long were they in the station,
and were they bailed?"
"Dennison had half hour's talk in
captain's office before they were
Baker called Officer Sanko to the
"Ever have conversation with Ma
loney about letting certain garbage
haulers alone or vou would lose your
Never Talked Garbage.
"Ever talk to Maloney or Dwyer
"Did you make any distinction in
making arrests for hauling garbage?"
"I did not."
Attorney Murray asked Sanko:
"Did some garbage haulrrs make
s to you?"
"And what did you do?"
Sent them to Kugel.
Attorney Elmer Thomas: 4
"Sanko, what did these people say
"They said Pollock was after them
because he was hauling the gar
bage." Cannot Find Witness.
Mrs. Gail Grunean of 1610 Laird,
summoned as a witness on request of
Detective Paul Sutton, cannot be lo
cated. It is believed she has left Oma
ha. In his testimony on Wednesday
Sutton charged that Captain Maloney
called her to his office and threatened
to "run her out of town" if she did
not abandon divorce proceedings
against her husband, former saloon
keeper at 4J4 South Fourteenth street.
Sutton alleged that Mr. Gunean had
engaged the Omaha Detective associ
ation to gather evidence against Mrs.
Witness is Summoned,
The following witnesses have been
summoned: Bessie Wilson. 707 South
Sixteenth; Harvey Wolf, head of the
Omaha Detectiva association; Gust
A. Tvlce, operator Omaha Detective
association; Miss Fern Marr, stenog
rapher Omaha Detective association;
Mrs. Corwin Jones, 1519 Suuth Twenty-eighth;
Mrs. Ella Marr, 1811 Far
nam; Anna McGuire, 6Z2'A South
Nineteenth; Charlct Nelson. 610
South Twenty-fifth avenue; C. W.
Pipkin, secretary Omaha Detective
association; Philip Winckler, operator
Omaha Detective association; Walter
C. Shoemaker. 2102 Chicago: Elsie
Phelps, 1506 Harnev; Mrs. Margaret
Nelson, 610 South Twenty-fifth ave
nue; William S. Dolan, office man
ager Omaha Detective association,
and Harry Carpenter.
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