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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JUNE 17, 1917.
Woman Testifies That She Paid Sutton Money for Police "Protection"
At Maloney for
Calling Him Rat
(Cntltued from re- Oue.)
from September to December and yet
he was unable to "get her talking to
" a man" until December. She insisted
that she was telling the truth.
Judge Baker interrupted the pro
:ecdings by suggesting that the exam
nation of witnesses should be con
lined to the charges against Maloney.
rather than along lines of a general
fiolice investigation which is to fol
ow. He and Attorney Murray, rep
resenting United Improvement clubs,
mixed in several verbal melees which
added to the levity.
I believe we are over the hill on
this hearing," remarked the mayor at
the close of the session. Elsie Phelps
and several police officers will be
called next week. It is believed the
Maloney hearing will be concluded
The charges against Detective Sut
ton will follow and then will come
the general investigation of the police
Judge Westover of Rushville, Neb.,
sat with Mayor Dahlman. He occu
- pies the district court bench in Dawes
rountv and it will fall to him to hear
the Qhadron case unless a change of
enue is granted.
Officer! Inspect House.
Attorney Rine resumed examination
of Mrs. Margaret Melson. She re
lated that Sergeant Russell and Offi
cer Anderson of morals squad went
through her home at 610 South Twenty-fifth
avenue on last Thursday
"Who besides Sutton was at your
place with Elsie Phelps?"
"A man named Jack."
Attorney Murray of United Im
"When was it you ran the dump
on South Nineteenth street?"
"What did you call it?"
"Well, we will call it a house."
0. S. GUNNERS WSE
FIRST U-BOAT FIGHT
Armed Tank Steamer Moreni
Sunk After Banning Battle
With Submarine; Tour
of Crew Killed.
"During 1916 and 1917." -
"Isn't it a fact the first time you saw
Mrs. Phelps was one night this week
when you jumped on the running
board of an automobile atSixteenth
and Farham streets to get a slant at
" did not. I just looked at her."
"Because, I wanted to make her
speak to me. She said she did not
Attorney Baker inauired of Murrav
whether the United Improvement
clubs were defending Mrs. Phelps,
whereupon Murray replied that his
clients were intent, only on getting at
Murray continued "How long have
you known Steve Maloney?"
Well, 1 saw his picture in the pa
per and then somebody broke into
my home and I met him."
"With your splendid faculty for
remembering names and faces tell
us with whom you spoke regarding
"Several. There was Mrs. Mc
Cune, a friend of mine."
"Why were you selling beer to of
ficers for 25 cents a bottle when you
were getting $1 from others?"
"Because I was afraid of them."
Luck Saves Her.
"Vou knew that Malnnrv m chief
of detectives and that there was a
morals squad f How did it happen
that they didn't get you?"
"Don't know. Just luck, I sup
pose." "Vou, as a trafficker in immorality
of other women, now come up here
to dafame the name and character of
Paul Sutton, his wife and rhiMr.n
"I am here because I talked inc.
much. I did not want to appear at
Mw. Melson remarked that Attor
ney Murray made her mad.
Attorney Rine: "How do you sup
pose Judge Baker knew of your
knowledge of this case?"
,"'.,. .uPPse through Dolan and
Locating Mrs. McCune.
Judge Baker: 'This Mrs. Mr(jin
you spoke of is a daughter of Mrs.
. Washington, June 16. American
naval gunners haveet their first de-
teai in open tight with a Oermarrsub-
ttarine. Official dispatches today an.
lounced the destruction of the tank
Jteamship Moreni, abandoned ablaze,
June 12, by its crew and armed guard
, .ftcr a desperate running finht in the
var xone, which cost the lives of four
h us crew. " ...
Half an hour after the tanker had
been lent to the bottom, 'its forty,
three survivors, including all of the
memners ot trie armed guard, were
picked up with their, life boats by a
passing steamer. The German com
mander had set them adrift after con
gratulating the American skipper
upon his game fight and having the
wounded men treated by the subma
rine's surgcou. .
t The submarine began the action at
a range of 8,000 yards, four nautical
miles, when it I hardly was visible to
i the steamer without glasses. Present
ing virtually no tariret itself, it i-m
200 shells at the-big tanker,, making
many hits, while the American gun
ners wasted ISO shots without harm
ing tlve peck from which the deadly
hail came. t
vThe action of the submarine com
mander in treating his vanquished op
ponents with such unexpected cour
tesy was the subject of much com
ment. Germany has proclaimed its
intention to treat British armed mer
chant crews as pirates. In this case
even the naval blue jackets and their
omcer, properly prisoners of war, were
set tree, along with the merchant
Promise Report Concerning
More Omaha Mail Carriers
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
- Washington, June 16. (Special Tel
egram.) Congressman Lobeck was
assured today by the Postoffice de
partment that the matter nf the AeUv
in making a report for additional car
riers naaiy needed at the Omaha post
office would be taken up forthwith
and that Superintendent "Joe" John
ston of Kansas Citv would be d
to see that the report be made imme-
The question has been in abeyance
for over two months and Postmaster
.Fanning is reported to be becoming
ftumewnai ncatea Decause ot dilatori
ness in departmental action.
In conjunction with his talk at the
department Mr. Lobeck today recom
mended three additional carriers for
England- May Not Conform
With U. S. Views on China
London, Tune 16. Great Britain m.
day dispatched to the United States a
reply to the note addressed to the en
tente allied powers inviting them to
associate themselves with the United
Mates on (be principles of the recent
American note to China, which ex
firessed regret at China's internal po
itical difficulties and a hope that in
ternal peace soon would be restored.
The British answer expressed sym
pathy with the principles enunciated
by the United States and a wish to do
everything possible to conform with
President Wilsons desires. But it
adds that Great Britain naturally must.
view the situation trom a slightly dif
ferent standDonit than the United
States and that she may -not be able
to ao all that the president suggests.
Salazar, Villa Leader, " .
- Offers to Surrender
Juarer, Mexico, June 16. Jose
Ynez Salaiar, once Villa chief of
staff, appeared yesterday at Colonia
Dublan, near Casas Grande, and of
fered to surrender to the government
commander at Casas Grandes if given
amnesty. With Salazar was Manuel
Gutierrez and Rodrigo Quevedo, two
other Villa cbmmanders, who also
asked for amnesty. They had the
remnants of their command, number
ing fifty men, with them
GERMANY NOW FACES
BIG CROP SHORTAGE
Heavy Drouth Eeported Dis
couraging Most Optimistic;
"food Rations Are Again
Jones, who was indicted with Mrs.
Phelps, and there has been an en
mity between Mrs. McCune ami Mrs.
Phelps. Is that -correct?"
"I understand so."
When Attorney Murray thanked
Judge Baker for certain information
the judge replied: "I don't think it
would soak in on you anyway." Oc
casional polemics between Baker and
Murray furnished the comedy ele
ment of the session.
Met at Riverside. ,
Attorney 'Elmer Thomas auizzed
Mrs. Melson regarding her personal
history and why she conducted a dis
orderly house when she had a hus
band who was supporting her. The
witness reiterated that she first met
Mrs. Phelps at the Riverside, where
she was drinking with (three men.
"It was shortly' after the Riverside
meeting that Mrs. Phelps and Sutton
began coming to my house," said
Mrs. Melson. r
"Was Sutton always with her when
she went to your house?"
Mrs. Melson added that during the
week of the Chadron hearing Dolan
and Wolf of Omaha Detective asso
ciation called at her home; that she
told them what she claimed to know
of Suttonand that she had no rec
ollection ot having met Attorney Mc
Dowell of Chadron.
, Her Husband Angry.
TDid you meet. Mrs. Phelns h
other evening?" .
Just saw her.
"She turned her back to you?"
"She seemed in an awful hurry."
"Do you think your husband talked
with Maloney on this case?"
T don't think so. Hn was anerrv
t ...I . T 1 J
iur wnai i nave aone.
"You don't blame him, do you?"
-"Cin you give any dates when Sut
ton was at your house?"
"No, extept that he was there in
June. 1916, and in July, August. I
really cannot state accurately how
often he was there.
"I'm awfully tired," said Mrs. Mel
son; who was given a drink of wattr
and excused while she went to a win
dow for fresh air.
Mrs. Melson said her nick name
wasJTode," and her baptismal name
"Mrs. Melson is sick and wants to
be excused," announced the mayor.
She will be recalled on .Monday.
"I object to Mr. Kugel being called
by the Improvement clubs. I have
no objection if he appears of his own
volition," said Judge Baker when a
request was made by Attorney Mur
ray for the United Improvement
"My thought is this: If this is a
general investigation, all right, but
this is an investigation of Maloney
and we should not be made the goat,"
"I understand," said Attorney
Thomas, "that Mr. Murray wants to
ask Kugel questions regarding Ma
loney. I can't see the objection."
Kugel Takes the Stand.
Baker withdraw his objection. Kugel
took the stand and Attorney Murray
"Y8u are superintendent of police
"I think so."
"You know Hanney Wolf?"
"Ever see Officer Uneer and Harrv
"Yes, at a meeting at Thirteenth
and William streets last winter.
Spoke to them and in five minutes
Unger disappeared. I thought it was
strange. Later I was told Unger was
traveling with Wolf a great deal.
Later was told four officers were play
ing cards at Fourteenth and Howard
streets at midnight and Unger was
one of them. I called Chief Dunn in
and gave him the information and told
him to investigate. Later I asked him
what he learned. He said Sergeant
Dillon, investigated, but found noth
ing. Wolf Makes Raids.
' "A man on telephone said the four
were Unger, Barta, Walker and Wolf.
A saloon man told me Wolf was mak
ing raids with our men; that they
were raiding some olaces and lettinir
some alone. I called the station and
gave orders that Unger should travel
with his partner, Brinkman, and not
with Wolf and morals squad. Unger
was on aetecuve tore. It was at the
time when I gave orders that Barta
and Walker should be moved from
morals squad to regular detective
service under Captain Maloney.
"You had knowledge of these af.
fairs when Paul Sutton first snoke to
you of Chadron case?"
Trouble With Maloney.
"I did, and gave Sutton orders to
follow it up. I recalled that Wolf
was head of the Omaha Detective as
sociation and that he had been going
with Unger, Barta and Walker."
"Ever have any trouble withMa
loney previous to episode of this
"Yes, at the station two years ago.
Personal, I guess. I was surprised
when he called me a dirty -rat and
said he would take me down the line."
vvnen aid Button go to your
"Who yvas the saloon man that
called you up?
Wouldn't give his name. Fifty
per cent of the calls to my office are
"Who tojd you about the card game
you referred to?"
"Samuel Pdllock. Don't get that
connected witn Henry follock. I
told chief it was Samuel Pollock.V
"All you know is what Pollock said.
No report to you from chief or Ser
"You know Sam Pollock?"
"He roomed at my house when X
was piumuing inspector.
"No charges filed?"
"Pollock said I could not get wit
nesses. The chief told me he sent
Sergeant Dillon to investigate in citi
zen s clothes and there had been no
Sutton Reports Raids.
"You were told that linger mi
with Wolf and others on raids?" --
"Paul Sutton told me, but I knew it
"Do you know of any places or
Red Cross Activities .
Copenhagen (Via London), June 16.
Official admission of food difficul
ties in Germany resulting from a
shortage of pdtatoes and the in
adequacy of grain, stocks, to afford a
supplementary bread ration, is made
in an announcement of the food con
trol department. .'
The announcement stales that the
five-pound potato ration, which has
long been only official, fiction, will
hettafter be abandoned, and that
while an atteniDt will he marl tn
ply bread in the place of potatoes, the
quantity must be reduced.
The Berliner Tageblatt reports,
aftr having made inauirita. that-
or at highest three nounda nf
weekly is all that can be supplied until
new potatoes are available Hf mid
July, and that instead of 140 grammes
of bread, hitherto supplied as a substitute-for
each fai liner nound nf
potatoes, only seventy grammes, or
less than two and one-half ounces can
be furnished hereafter.
The Tageblatt's statements regard
ing possible potato rations are inter- j
pretable as erring, if anything, onthe
Drouth is Threatening.
Prospect for the grain crop are be
coming dark owing to the. long con
tinued drouth., A few showers fell the
urai oi mis monin, out me amount ot
rain fall is quite inadequate and for
a loumgnt tne Oerman weather re
ports from all parts of the empire
have reported naught but cloudless
or slightly cloudy skies.
There has been no precipitation or
at most only an occasional and
isolated millnieter of rainfall and
high summer, temperatures prevail.
These conditions on the light sandy
soil in a laree Dart of Germanv ar.
-conditions most dreaded by the farm
ers, vim sucn a season tne crop ex
perts, who a fortnight ago were say
ing that with plenty of rain an aver
age crop could be expected, have of
late discontinued discussion of an ap
parently unpleasant topic.
The proceeds of the races held last
sveek at the Benson track under the
auspices or tne Omaha Driving club,
to nearly $1,000,
will be donated
to tne Red Cross.
The follow I n g-
young wo m e n
were in charge of
the ticket Bale:
Misses Louise Cot-
, ter and Edna
Peters on, who
were assisted by
NviruiLrd unA th
miBaea nm i nioot, tstner and Irene
Cotter, Winifred Traynor, Rose Whal
en, Agnes Singles and psther Peter-
which amountedS pinit Sandy Thursday.
airs. Frame Doran and thrM daughter!,
Margaret, Maria and Isabel, of North Platte
are visiting at tba noma ct lira, Mike
Miss EHs&beth Wllllsima. tachr In th
Oretna schools, left for her homa In Bur-
Ml Florence Bandy has organized
class la- canning. The domestic , science
room la the high school la belnf used for
Airs. arl Mangold returnedT'Monday from
a visit of several weeks at her homa In
Oreelsy. She was accompanied by, her
brother, Sari Tanner, who will visit here
tor snort uma.
Herman Piper, chief engineer for the Bur
lington In tha construction of the Chaico
Yutan cut-off line, has been transferred to
KMepor, ryo, am ien tor uaiper Tnursday.
Use for Rfctt Cross Funds The ques
tion being asked oa , every hand,
"What Is the Red Crow goti.r to do
with the enormoug gum of 1100,000,
000, which the United States Is to
raise this week, of which amount
umana is 10 raise 1260,000?" The
Red Cross Is developing plans which
involve the selection of the best talent
in uio uniiea states in medicine, sani
tation, transportation, construction,
Welfare Work. Durehmiinir anrl nth tr
ench lines as may be required In this
vaat unaeriaKing," sajA Henry P. Dav
idson, chairman of the Red Cross war
Sterling Would Know
About Army ContFact$
(Prom 8t.fr Corrt.pend.nt
Washington. June 16. fSDecial Tel-
fgram.) Senator, Sterling, South
Dakota, introduced a resolution today
directing military affairacommittee to
urausdK certain contracts made in
connection with building of new army
cantonments. The resolution calls
for sweeping inquiry as to contracts
themselves, material used, wages paid
and other matters in order to give the
senate an appreciative idea of
methods employed in establishment of
mcse camps tor soldiers.
Petrograd fVia LonHnnV tun. 1A
The town of Kirsai.ov, in the prov
ince of "ambov, in Central Russia,
has proclaimed itself an autonomous
. A fight between partisans of onoos-
ing parties there followed the procla
mation and eight persons were killed
and many wounded.
Uruguay Will Treat U. S.
Ships as Nonbelligerents
Monteveidio. It ruo-itav Tun 1 S
The senate decided todiy that If
American warships visit Uruguayan
ports they will be treated as nonbel
ligerents. WarshiDS rated a hlli.
erenta would be permitted to remain
in port only twenty-four hours and
would be limited as to the supplies
which thev might take on.
From Our Near Neighbors
saloons that were selling liquor after
"Only from the records."
"You had reports of saloons open
auer b ociocKr
"Lots of them."
"Follow them up?"
"Reported to the chief."
"You were told that Wolf was going
wun your menr
"Sutton told me."
"Wolf was with whom?"
"Unger. Barta and Vilker."
"Morals squad worked under you?'
"No. Under the chief and the can.
tains, and never reoorted to me. Mv
information was morals squad would
report to captain at station and cap
tain wouia report 10 cniet.
"Did you detail morals sauad to
any particular work?"
res. there were such cases.
'Have any reports from morals
squads of places violating the law but
Dances at Owl Club.
"Ever at Owl club?"
"At a dance there one night."
"Ever see them play poker there?"
"See any liquors sold there?"
"Never saw any."
"There more than once?"
"Went to a dance with Mrs. Kugeli
once and alone on another occasion."
"Have you heard from anybody
that Maloney was connected with
Omaha Detective association?"
"I have not "
"Are you a member of the Owl
club?" ' A
'T was six years ago."
"Why did you leave the club?"
Mr.. John H. Lansdon and Mils Blrdl.
uunnina or. uretna wen tutlts of Mr. J.
P. Wllion Thursday,
J. R. Wliton Imvm AundftV nlsht'-foi. rhf.
ego, whero bo will attond th h.ad camp
01 in uoaern wooamn or America noxt
A mooting of th ladlo of Papllllon and
vicinity wu hold W.dnuday afternoon at
too homo of Mr. I. D. Claris to organise
a Red Cross sewtn eircie. Mi.. Dorl.
Clark wa elected chairman. Meeting
will b held Monday. Wodnead.v. and fh.
day ot eaoh week at tb bom of Mr.
AIIm Marlon. Brown, who ba been atter.J-
oouncil. "Not only does the Bed CrosM,1" the Unlvenlty of Nebraska, la homo for
umo iwBpuajB, amDuiance
corps, units for mobilization camps
for soldiers, sanitary enarinpcrino' mm.
subject to the call of the army or navy,
and meet every emergency connected
with the needs ot the soldiers and sail
ors, but also their families. Beyond
the military and civilian needs ot our
own peopie, we must undertake a
larger' humanitarian work to aid ou
allies. Tuberculosis and many new
and terrible diseases, that have dsvel-'
oped from the trench warfare, must
be combatted. To the degree we are
uccensiui in conserving man power
we shall help to win the war," said
Air. vaviason. ,
the eummer vacation.
Fred Ever ha returned from GiMl,lm
Springe, whoro h ha been for several
The closing program of the Sacred Heart
academy was given at the Papllltwi opera
nuufle naay evening.
Sir. C. T. Flke and two chl dren Uft
Friday for Lo Angele for a visit with Mrs.
Pike' parent. Mr. 'and Mr. C. F. Calhoun.
Mis Alice Bouard. A.n.. SnMrmin
Lilly Boiling. Margaret Schmlti. Edith and
Mary Orarollch and Alice Bell left the first
of the week for Peru, where they will at
tend summer ecnooj.
to Ezcelelor Spring for a short stay.
Mle.es Margaret and Locy Richardson
went to Peru, Neb., to attend the State
Normal school. Mlsaea Amanda Koerner
and Vera Fordemwalt are alio at the same
The new houae of Augut Paaach and
family Ut completed and they have .moved
Mr. Marshall of Dale, Neb., vlalted her
daughtar, Mr. Adolph Otte, tnl week.
C. P. Peterson and family drove o Blair
son r parent.
Red Cross Voluntary Institution
During the i lost membership cam
paign cltliens sometimes asked, "Why
uuen me government not. do tnis work
without asking money from the peo
ple?" In reply to this Mr. Davidson
said "The answer is that in the
main, by Its very nature, such work
cannot De administered by a govern
ment. Due to recognition of that fact,
the Red Cross, under the Geneva char.
terf became the recognized voluntary
International agency of the various
countries of the world to be the in.
strument through which the work
should be done. The, Red Cross, being
a voluntary organisation, and free
from necessary governmental restric
tions, can at once operate for the pro
tection and savins- of countless liven
una in assisting lo win tins war. "
Huge Amount of Minnesota
, Guard Property Missing
St. Paul. Minn.. Tune 16
urea that government military prop
erty valued at between S40ivT ,Xa
$50,000, and issued to the Minnesota
national uuaro is unaccounted for in
thm lOirt t-Mnrrl. in thm OT. r
... - - - ... . . . l . or
Adjutant General Fred B. Wood.
To Have New Headquarters Red
Cross state headquarters will be estab
lished, in a lew days in the Agricultur
al society rooms at the court house,
the result of a petition filed by Frank
Judson. director of the work In the
state, said W. O. Ure, local secretary,
and Robert Smith. They asked that the
Red Cross be given the rooms occupied
by the Pioneers' society, but at the
protest of the latter, the county com
missioners decided to give the Agri
cultural society neadquarters Instead
The i headquarters for negotiating all
Red Cross business during the uerlnd
of the war will be transacted in thesej
One-Fifth Join Red Cross) Dan J.
Riley of Dawson. Neb., an enthusias
tic worker in the auxiliary there, was
a visitor at tne Red cross headquar
ters Saturday. He reported that out of
a populationvof J00 people sixty of
them had Joined the Red Cross. Th
Dawson organization will report
through Richardson County Chapter
at t ans city, tne county seat.
Against Chain Letters That Na
tlonal Red Cross authorities will not
countenance the endless chain letters
which have been sent out for the pur
pose oi raising iunas ror tne tied
CroBs, is the order which Is lust re
ceived from Elliott Wadsworth, act
ing cnairman ot tne national Red
Cross society by Secretary W. O. Ure.
(Set Proceeds from Ball Game The
sum of $415.05 was donated to the
Red Cross society by the policemen's
base ball team, which wen the game
from the firemen Thursday afternoon
at Rourka park. The score was IS to
14 in favor of the policemen and the
above amount represents the entire
Money from Play to Red Croea
Proceeds of the senior - nlav of the
Central High school, which amount to
1100. will be given to the Red Cross
society instead of to the high school,
as Is customary. .. .
Mr. and Mrs. Merle Ratrnurn and chll.
dren of Chicago arrived 8un4ay to visit Mr.
and Mrs. W. 8. ddy.
A. J. Rice of Idaho arrived this w.ev.
called her by the serious nines of hi
mother, Mr. R. Rice.
Ruth Hubbard, who ha attended Grin.
nell college at Grlnneti, la., arrived homo
Thursday for the summer vacation.
Ethel Ingram went to Fremont Tuesday
to attsnd summer school at Fremont college.
The annual meeting of District No. 33.
Valley, Neb., was held at the school house
Monday evening. ' John Monahan and Mrs.
Ingram were re-elected trustees for three
yeare and a IS.00O tax levy was voted.
Mr. Susan Lewla went to Fremont Tues
day. Mis Bird Claybaugh will attend aummer
cbool at Peru this summer.
Hon. and Mr. W. O. Whltmor left
lufsuay tor Lincoln to attend the semi
centennial celebration ane! also commence
ment of the University of Nebraska. .Vheir
aaugnter. ifuln u, graduated from the de
partment of science.
A oulet home wedding was solemnliAd
eunaay at 9 o'clock at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. H. Wallstroem. Their daughter.
Marie Louise, was united In marrl.ire tn
Olen D. Condron. Rev. Samuel Horton pnd
the marriage llnea, using the doublV ring
orvlce. Only relatives were tn attendance.
Mr and Mrs. Condron left at once for an
extended trip, Including Denver, Salt Lake
City and the Yellowstone park.
Mrs. Charles Webb and Mrs. Nels John
son are In Lincoln thla week attending com
mencement festivities ot the University of
Donovan Butts and Wade Caldwell left
Wednesdsy for Scottsbluff, Neb., in the
P. M. Cope tnd family wen here from
Mr. and Mrs. William Kn.be of Berlin,
were visiting relatives here Sunday.
Mrs. Paul Hampel was here from Tal
mage this week for a visit with her ion,
Mis Mary Stutt entertained the Woman'a
club Wednesday at her home southweat of
Carl Scbroeder and Mr. Minnie Kress
were married at Omaha last Thursday.
They wiU make ther home north- ot town.
Mr. M. O. Keedy has returned from a
vlalt at Kanaa City, Mo.
Mrs. W. H, Crltchfield and .nit h.
apendlng the week with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Alex Francis at Dunbar.
Mrs. W. H. Crltchfield and son are here
from Kansas City, for a vlalt with, Avoca
G. W. Breazeala and f.mllv. have
ed from a visit with relative at Phelp.
Mr. and Mr.- Joseph O. Zlmmerer and
on, Oscar, were visiting relative, at N.
ui.bu. iuy Dunoay.
Mrs. Louise Glllln and d.nvhfe- A. I-..-
ell Bluff. la., vlalted relative here this
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Bohlman .ml ehiM
were here from Berlin Sunday ifor a visit
The annual school meeting of Avoca pre-
wv " on uoiu -uunoay evening. 15. c.
Nutzman Waa re-elected moderator for a
term of three years.
mis ruman, or Washington, and Miss
Nell of Omaha, were entertained at the
Scan Ion home Monday.
Mlsa Mary Wltike. who Is in training for
siu.ua, i. nome on a two weeks
Mr. and Mrs. Babbit and family of Key
stone and Mr. and Mrs. 1S, J. Myers of Hoop
well. S. D., were entertained at the S.
. Dicwaw nome r riaay.
Mr. John Forney of western Nebraska,
vl.lled at the Vestal home a few day
The willing Works, met at the Christian
church for dinner Wednesday.
Mrs. John Hendrlckson visited her son
at Yutan Monday.
Mr. Mount of Fremont visited at the
Powell home Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Deln and Mr. and
Mr. A. M. Williams and Elmer Deln visited
friend at Florence Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. N. 8. Thompson and fam
ily motored tn Blair Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jamea JohLson of Deboit,
visited at the Jacobean home Tuesday even-
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Voetal and family
motored to Kennard Sunday
School District No. 7 held Its annual
meeting Monday evening. The building of
a high achool was discussed. A committe.
wa appointed to lnve.tlgate and report
"'""-'" "leeun ihh aionaay ht.
Tom Deln. Emal Jacobsen. Norman Deln.
Ruth Hlbbard, Margaret Andersen, Rose
Jacobsen and Nellie Scanlon went to Lake
Manawa Sunday to a picnic.
Too Much of a Joiner.
Thought I was too much of a
Did you ever hear that Owl club
"Who told you that the Owls were
Just common rumors.
"You reported to the chief?"
"Mv impression is that the place
"On your orders?
"I gave all orders to chief and he
directed the morals squad. Members
of morals squad were instructed to
seek law violation in addition to. in
vestigating reports given to them "by
chiet or captain.
"When did Mr. Sutton go on force?"
"Year ago in April. Previous to that
he was working directly under me on
and oif six or eight months.
"Did you advise mayor or commis
sioners of your employment of Mr.
"I did not."
'You have that right to employ per
sons in that way:
Sutton's Employment Secret.
"City Attorney Rine so advised me.
I have done so and am doing so right
"What did you pay Sutton?"
''Eighty-five dollars a -month and
"What was the nature of expenses?"
'I take it that when he went into
these places he had to act like the
How much were his expenses per
"Fifty to sixty dollars."
"What did money go for?
Expense Money (or Beer.
"Not to my personal knowledge, but
his reports show for liquors, beer and
cisrars. He told me that on investi
gations he would take a friend or so
along. One night the police mkde a
raid and took Sutton and his friend
along. I had a good laugh over it at
"He mailed reports to you, did he?"
"Yes. I rarelv saw him then
spoke to me over telephone.'
No Record of Expense.
"Did city council approve the bills
for paying Sutton?"
"Yes. The items went in as special
services. I kept my checks as re
"Have you any record of the items
"No. Sometimes ,1 would hire a
special man for a night at $3 and ex
penses." Attorney Rine objected to Baker
going into so closely regarding
Kugel's special officers and suggested
that the questions be confined to mat
ters relating to Steve Maloney.
"You brought these matters to the
council investigating other officers,
for instance?" -
"I acter under advice of citv
urn you tell the chief who your
secret service men were?"
I did not tell anybody.
"How did vou oav for these spe
cial services? v
I drew on mv oersonal acount and
was reimbursed by city warrant."
"Any check on how much you re
ceived and paid out?"
Took His Word For It
"I suppose they took my word for
it. I explained each month."
City Attorney Rine brought out in
detail that the city council had been
cognizant of fact that Kugel had spe
cial investigators whose activities
and inderitities should not be pubicly
revealed. Kugel explained he kept
memorandum at his home because his
office had been entered before he
changed the lock.
Rine: "Is there anv truth in alle
gation that you and Paul Sutton con
spired to give false testimony at this
"Absolutely false." -Knew
of New Auto.''
Questioned again by Judge Baker,
Kugel testified he had knowledge that
Steve Maloney and his wife were try
ing out an automobile they intended
to purchase last December.
Commissioner Butler saM:
"To have records correct. I wish
to state that I questioned legality of
Kugel's items for special investigators,
but understood legal department gave
JSribe to Sutton. .
DorothyTlavis of Grand Island was
called to stand. She admitted her
immoral conduct and said: "Paul
Sutton stopped me at Seventeenth
and California streets last December
and I gave him $5 is let me go. Ma
bel and Alice of 60S North Eighteenth
street told me Sutton was after me."
Attorney Rine: 'What were you
doing when Sutton accosted you?
" "Just speaking to arman." .
"Is it unlawful to speak to a man?"
"Do you believe this commission is
going to believe your story?"
"I am telling the truth.
Came to See a Dentist.
"Where do you live?"
"Grand Island. I came here to see
"And you came here to testify in
the interest of civic righteousness.
did you?" ,
I certainly did.
"How did Pipkin know vou were
"Just met on Sixteenth street and
we ran into each other."
Attorney Elmer Thomas:
"You realize this is a rather seri
ous charge you are making against
Sutton, do you?" . .
Give your Want Ad a chance to
make good. Run it in The Bee.
B. F. Burbank of FHIey ts toting here.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Yatei,C. E. SniKh
and .E. Keyaa attended tha Bemlcn
ten nlil pavtant at Lincoln this week.
Martla Herman and family left Thundav
for Rhine lander. Wia. where they hava a
Mr. and Mrs. Beaack and Chalea. Onal
and Marcu Beaack are making the trip
oy auiomoDiie to titration, where they
Mrs. M. E. Stearaa of Omaha la vial tin
her daughter. Ura. A. C. Reed.
Rev, h. C. capaer and family art TliltlBJc
at Beemer. Neb.
Miss Vera Boatder left last Monday for
Lander, Wyo,, to vlalt her uncle, Frank
Bonds Tor a 130.000 scboolhouse carried
at the election last Monday. Tba vote
stood US for to it against.
Mrs. - Frank Inhelder and children of
WIsimv are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Lew
D. H. T. Bates of St Paul visited rela
tives here last Tuesday.
W. J. Armatronc left laat Saturdar for
Excelsior Springe to try to get relief from
his rheumatism, s
Mlsa Anna Heacock and Mr. Frank
Church, the latter from Pleasantdale. Neb.,
were united la marriage at the home of the
brwee parents. Mr. and Urn. Joaenh Hea
cock Monday evening. -
Misses ciara Mueller and Emma Watson
went to Peru laat Monday to attend the
summer sonooi at tne normal.
Mt. Bella Low of Bellevue -visited hr
Uirotber, Ed Jarman. tba fore part of tha
Misses Margaret and Jennie Roberta, who
have been teaching in Omaha, hava re
turned homa for tha aummer.
H. A. Nolle. Clyde Holllater. A. Bolllster
and Nick Witt drove to Lincoln Thursday.
The parents and two slaters of Mrs. J. N.
Wyatt came Friday morning from then-
home at Harris burg. Netx, lor visit with
Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt
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