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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XLVII. NO. 11.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 30, 1917 SIXTEEN PAGES.
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FREIGHT-RATE BOOST NOW, DEN
MALONEY SUSPENDED FOR 90 DAYS
COUNCIL FINDS DETECTIVE
CHIEF GUILTY OF 'DIRTY RAT'
CHARGES AFTER AN APOLOGY
Head Sleuth of Omaha Police
Temper When Referred Contemptuously to Commis
sioner Kugel, His Superior; Dahlman Introduces
Resolution of Censure,' Adopted by Four Votes.
Captain Stephen Maloney,
yesterday afternoon was found
"dirty rat" charges, and was suspended for ninety days, with
out pay. . ; .
Maloney pleaded not guilty to the charges as filed, this be'
ing on the advice of his counsel, but as the hearing progressed,
he made a public apology to the city commissioners, and ad
mitted that he lost his temper under circumstances, which he
contended were, "provocative."
The hearing lasted two and one-half hours. Mayor Dahl
man offered the resolution covering the ninety-day suspension
and was supported by Commissioners Hummel, Parks and
Whitnell. Commisisoners Butler and Jardine voted against the
resolution, while Commissioner Kugel declined to vote, explain
ing that he did not believe the penalty was adequate. 1
CARRIED BY FOUR VOTES.
The resolution which was adopted
by four votes, found Maloney guilty
on the two counts and carried with -it
THE TWO COUNTS. v
The two counts were: Referring to
Commissioner Kugel as "a dirty rat,"
and falsly accusing Kugel with con
spiring with Detective Sutton to of
fer false testimony against Maloney.
The incident out of which grew
these charges, occurred June IS, dur
ing the hearing of the first charges
against Maloney. The hearing on the
first charges will be resumed next
Explaining his vote against the
resolution,' Commissioner Butler
said: "1 hate to vote against this reso
, lution, hut I feel that the police de
partment needs reorganization We
are setting a bad example." We can't
get discipline this way."
;J, omiitsiaa. Hummel.'. who--wir
ported the mayor, aid: "I don't be
lieve in getting only one of -the. rats
I think we- should set all of the rats
and we may at the general police'
i Mayor, Dahlman believed that the
commissioners were not blameless,
because tliey allowed all sorts of tes
timony to enter into the first Maloney
trial. He took the position that
Maktnev was vexed beyond control
by false and hearsay charges, which
were heaped upon him.
Maloney InformeS Conspiracy.
"When Kugel sat there and said
nothing at the time of the automobile
incident. I just inferred that he had
conspired with Sutton' against me
and I also had in mind what Officer
Peterson had said about Kugel." said
U. I . 'I'ctcrson, iormerly ot the
morals squad and later in uniform,
went on the witness stand and was
asked by Attorney Baker: -
"Did you ever tell Maloney that
V iiffcl M-antir. trt apt enmMliincr nn
"Vcs. Kugel told me, he wanted to
(ret that- Irish Catholic Maloney off
of tli c force and he would like to have
avythiiig I could get on him. I have
n't any particular love for Steve
Maloney. but when I saw him being
jobbed, I thought I would tell what
Kugel said to me' replied Peterson.
City Attorney Rinc received an af
firmative answer when he asked
Peterson whether he had been dis
missed from the police force.
Commissioner Hummel asked Pet
erson: "Are you sure Maloney is an Irish
man?" because he can smile at you
. and hit at the same time."
Denial by Peterson.
Commissioner Kugel, on the stand,
denied the statement made by Peter
son. Attorney Baker .quizzed Kugel to
the end that the superintendent of
the police department, admitted that
the only automobile he had seen
Maloney use was the machine Malo
ney and his wife bought last Decem
ber and which Kugel had been con
sidering. The question of whether Maloney
called Kugel a-"brat" or a "rat," was
(Continued on Puce Two, Column One.)
Fourth of July Hats
For the Children
To help our patriotic children enjoy a safe
and sound celebration The Bee has secured a
limited supply of red, white and blue paper hats,
which the little ones may have at cost at any of
To Get a Fourth-of-July Hat
This . jf?
Coupon Vjl CIS
Department Admits He Lost
chief of the city detective force,
guilty by the city council, on the
COAL PRICES IN
WHEN MINES CUT
Local Jobbers Slice Off Dollar
and More of a Reduction
is Looked for in a
Following the agreement reached in
Washington Thursday between the
National Council sf Defense coal pro-
auction committee' ana-me 1UV rep
resentatives of the coal mine opera
tors, providing for an immediate re
duction of $1 or more a ton on coal,
Omaha coal prices yesterday took a
tumble. - t
Prices on all grades of coal arc $1
or more a ton less than they were
Thursday. The reduction is brought
about automatically by reason of the
action of the two committees that
had been holding conferences in
Washington, reaching an agreement.
Gould Dielz of the C. N. Dietz com
"The reduction in the price of coal
has already been made and will be ap
plied as soon as official notice of the
action of the joint committee is re
ceived. That notice is due to arrive
at any time. In the meantime, all or
ders for coal on future delivery will
be taken with the understanding that
the purchaser is to be given the bene
fit of whatever reduction is made in
All to Cut Prices.
The action taken by the Dietz com
pany will be followed by all jobbers
in making sales to the retailers, and
they, in turn, will apply the cut when
they sell to their customers.
It is asserted that a reduction of
$1 to $1.50 per ton on coal will put
the prices down to about what they
were two and three years ago, espec
ially on the bituminous and semi-anthracite.
To Apply in the West.
Mr. Dietz says that while there is
a sort of implied understanding that
the reduction in coal prices is not to
apply to points west of the Missis
sippi river, such a procedure will not
tetand. His contention is that if con
sumers of coal in the east are to get
a reduction in price, the same reduc
tion will have to be made to amilv to
all sections of the country. A dis
crimination against the west, or any
other- locality, would be illegal and
would not be in line with ther plans
that the National Council of Defense
and its committees and subcommit
tees have had up for consideration
and on which a tion has been taken.
MAIN Office Bee Building
Ames Office. 4110 North 24th
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CONSTANTINE J. SMYTH.
Washington, June 22. Constantine
J. Smyth, former attorney general of
Nebraska ana at present special as
sistant to the attorney general, with
headquarters in Omaha, was norm
nated by President Wilson as chief
justice of the District of Columbia
court of appeals to succeed Chief Jus
tice Sheppard, who recently retired.
WILL STAND BY
FIRST WAR AIMS
Premier Lloyd George Answers
L - reace TalK-0f Germany in
Notable Speech Made
.' 8t Glasgow;";
Athens, . June 69. The, Greek
government has broken diplomatic
relations with Germany, Austria
Hungary, Bulgaria and Turkey.
Associated Press Wnr Summary.)
The entente powers must fight on
until they have reached the. end they
set out to attain when they accepted
Germany's cliallenee to civilization,
declared David Lloyd George, the
British premier, in a speech at'Glas
gow today. To permit the war to
come to an end a single hour sooner
would be "the greatest disaster that
ever befell mankind," he added.
These utterances possess notable
significance at this moment, when
there have been suggestions that the
allied powers fighting Germany might
agree to some revision of their pre
viously declared war aims and at a
time when hints have been coining
out of Germany that at this week's
session of the German Reichstag
might witness some new statement on
the subpect of peace by Chancellor
Possible point to the suggested
German peace movement is given by
reports of mysterious political hap
oeniiius within the German emnire.
rThe impression has been given that
the expected developments would be
of a dramatic nature and the press
seems to have been completely muz
zled, so far as discussion of politi
cal topics is concerned.
Haig Strikes Another Blow.
In the field of military operations
the important developments at pres
ent is the cumulative pressure which
General Sir Douglas Haig is apply
ing to the German lines about the
coal city and mine fields of Lens.
The operation now seems to have
taken on a somewhat broader scope,
suggesting that the British com
mander-in-chief is aiming at the far
flanks of the Lens position in a wide
encircling movement while keeping
(Continued on Page Four, Column Four.)
Food Exports of U. S.
For May Show Increase
Washington, June 29. American
foodstuffs exports in May reached a
value of $104,000,000 a considerable
increase over previous months as
shown today in departments of com
merce statistics. Shipments were
greater by $5,000,000 than in April
and $.'0,000,000 in March. During the
eleven months ending with May the
country shipped abroad $833,000,000
worth of food as against $744,000,000
in the same period the year before.
Social Leader Given
Long Time in Prison
Philadelphia, June 29. Jess Wil
liamson, 2d, well connected and a
social leader, was today sentenced
to not less than eight nor more
than twenty-four years imprison
ment and pay a fine of $1,000 on
indictments charging embezzle
ment of approximately 1725,000 of
trust funds of the Philadelphia
company for the insurance of lives
and granting of annuities of which
he was secretary. The company
made good all the losses.
BY ROADS IS
Interstate Commerce Commis
sion Puts Off Until October
28 Freight Increase De
manded by Railways.
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, June 29. The Inter
state Commerce Commission today
suspended until October 28, 1917, the
proposed general 15 per cent increase
in railroad freight rates.
Commissioner McChord dissented
and Commissioner Meyer dissented rn
part. Commissioner McChord said:
"The issue is in reality rather one
ot governmental policy than a ques.
Hon, whether the rates sought are
reasonable for the service of trans
The commission then announced
the decision saying:
"We are led to the conclusion that
no condition of emergency exists as
to the western and southern carriers
which would justify permitting a gen
eral increase in their rates to become
Raise Coal Rate.
"In the eastern districts increased,
rates have recently been permitted to
beconjg effective generally on bitu
minous coal, coke and iron ore. We
think that similar increases may prop
erly be permitted in the southern dis
trict on coal, coke and iron ore and in
the western district on coal and coke.
"In the southern district the pro
posed increase rates on coal are on
the basis of 15 per cent with a max
imum of IS cents a ton. These tariffs
we shall permit to become effective.
"In the western district the in
creases are based upon 15 per cent
with a maximum of 15 cents iter ton.
These tariffs will be suspended, but
the western carriers may, if they so
elect, file new tariffs carrying in
creases in rates on coal and coke not
exceeding in any case 15 cents per
"All of the tariffs included in this
proceeding of the western lines will
be suspended. All of the tariffs in
cluded in this proceedings of the
southern .carriers will be suspended,
excepting; those applying on coal,
coke and ron ore."
The commission declared its will
ingness to meet any situation which
may arise in case the fears of the
railroads of heavily decreased incomes
The commission declares its will
ingness to increase class rates between
New York and Chicago, provided the
carriers preserve established relations
between ports and localities. Amounts
ranging from 11 per cent on first class
rates down to 6 per cent on sixth
class rates will be permitted.
Wheat Increases Mean,
Approximatey-25 per cent of the
freight tonnage in eastern territory
moves under class rates and the in
creases, officials estimated, would
amount to perhaps a 2 or 3 per cent
increase in gross revenue for eastern
The commission authorized roads to
file "tariffs increasing existing joint
rates befwen rail and water carriers
to a level not higher than the all-rail
rates between the same points."
Result of Strike.
The' rate advance cases were born
of the threatened nationwide railroad
workers' strike in the summer of 1916.
The first mention of an advance in
rates was made in connection with the
passage of tjie Adamson law which
averted the impending strike, y
Jnaury 1 1917, found the railroads
in a position unparalleled in their his
tory. They were hauling freight and
passengers at the top of their driving
power, working their plants at speed
and capacity exceeding what experts
previously had believed the maximum.
so much freighf had been poured in
that they could not handle it all: rails.
sindings, terminals, yards, were con
gested with a burden of loaded cars.
Tremendous congestion ensued, espe
cially at eastern seaports where ocean
carrying vessels were not sufficiently
plentiful, ana an acute car shortage
Money was pouring into the rail
roads too, faster, than ever before.
Receipts for the twelve months nearly
reached the $4,000,000,000 mark; net
revenues approximated $1,000,000,000.
It seemed as if the railroads were at
the dawn of a new day's prosperity.
Then another factor, more potent
than the Adamson law and more un
expected than the threatened strike,
Continued on Poire Four, Column Two.)
Emperor of Austria for
Peace, Says Socialist
I Vienna, June 29. (Via Amsterdam.)
The lower house of the Austrian
Rciehsratli yesterday concluded the
debate on the subject of peace with
out taking a vote. This was in con
formity with the provisions of the
order of the day.
Deputy Hauscr, a Christian social
ist, who had just been received in
audience by Emperor Charles, de
clared that the chamber's peace aspira
tions had the powerful support of
the emperor, who had informed him
that he desired peace as soon as pos
sible. "Our emperor is a peace kaiser,"
said Deputy Hauscr.
Raise Coal Price in
Face of New Order
Decatur, 111., June 29. -Local coal
operators today increased the price
of coal SS cents avton at the mine.
This makes the price $3.90 per ton.
According to word from Washing
ton the local operators were a party
to the recent price agreement and
the federal trade commission is ex
pected to demand an explanation of
the raise in prices.
District Court Rules that Medi
ation and Arbitration Body
Has Right to Investigate ,
Labor Troubles. .
State Board of Mediation and In
vestigation won a victory in district
court against Attorney General Reed.
Judge Leslie, sitting in equity court,
Friday handed down a decision dis
solving the restraining order and de
nied a temporary writ of injunction
asked by the attorney general.
Under the ruling, the mediators
may immediately resume their ses
sions and continue their investigation
of the Omaha labor troubles.
A bitter legal fight was waged be
fore Judges Leslie Wednesday be
tween batteries of attorneys, one
headed by Attorney General Reed
and the other by Arthur Mullen,
called into the case by Governor Ne
ville. Argued Unconstitutionality.
Attorney General Reed contended
the law passed by 'the legislature in
1913, creating the board, was uncon
stitutional, and therefore the mem
bers of the body were acting without
icgai. atmtority, ins contention was
1 .iti ten nun was
4ui3 n4u ntarc-wiuc junsuicifon anq
that the members performed eecu
tiye or administrative functions, c
Attorneys for the board declared
the body was subordinate to Governor
Neville and that the members acted
solely under his orders.
The court fight was in the nature
of a clash between the governor's and
the attorney general's factions.
Holds Board Legal. , '
"Without finally passing upon the
question of the constitutionality of
the law, I am inclined to the belief
that the law creating the Board of
Mediation and Investigation is consti
tutional," Judge Leslie ruled in his de
cision. "The board Is no more than a com
mittee appointed by the governor to
investigate troubles throughout the
state from time to time when the
chief executive of the state . shall
deem it expedient that such an in
vestigation should be had. I am not
of the opinion that they have any
executive duties to perforin, but that
their functions arc advisory and in
quisitorial. Under the law i; would
seem that the members may not even
convene as a board except at the sug
gestion or invitation of the governor,
and after investigate they are pow
erless to do anything more than to
file a report with the governor,
No Power to Adjust.
"Unfortunately, the opinion obtains
in the minds of many that the board
has authority to adjust differences
that exist at this time between the
employers and laborers, but no such
power is vested in the board. It is
unfortunate that this opinion should
prevail, and perhaps unfortunate, also,
that the board has not been clothed
with power to adjust these differ
ences, for the individual members of
the board are men of uncommon in
telligence and sen'se of fairness.
"It is not shown in this hearing
before the court that anything that
the board has heretofore done has
had a tendency to prevent a settle
ment of the existing labor contro
versy, nor that anything that they
may do, if the temporary injunction
is denied, will intensify the situation.
Cannot Find Precedent.
"Even concedine. however, that the
law creating the Hoard of Mediation
nd Investigation mav ultimately he
held to be unconstitutional and that
further investigation mav not tend
to hastes an adjustment of the trou
bles which exist, an injunction could
not rightfully be granted bv this
court for the purpose of restraining
the defendants generally from exer
cising the functions of their offices
during the pendency of the suit
brought by the attorney general to
determine the constituionality of the
law. To restrain the members of
this board from convening and as
suming to act as a board of media
tion and investigation would be to re
strain all the functions of the board:
and f am unable to find any prece
dent for such action.
"For these reasons the restraining
order heretofore allowed will be dis
solved and the temporary writ of in
junction will be denied.
the board being without compul
sory power and the parties not having
signified a desire to have it act as a
board of arbitration, it would seem
that further hearings before the
board for the mere purpose of air-
founded upon the theory, that lliej?" ?, ,aw .B9-WU1I1 . W
(Continued on Page Two, Column Six.)
MAMIE OLIN SENDS BULLET
CRASHING THROUGH BRAIN;
WANTED BOY TO DIE WITH HER
Wealthy Widow Leaves Note Saying She Wanted Her
Deaf Mute Son Out of Thii Awful World,
and That Bert Olin, Her Stepson,
is Cause of Tragedy. , . .
Mrs. Mamie Olin, 60 years old, shot her son, Gerald Olin,
25 years old, a deaf mute, and then sent a bullet crashing
through her own head, in their apartment at 2610 Harney
street, at o'clock Friday morning Mrs. Olin died instantly.
'The son was shot through the back of the head. . He was
taken to St Joseph's hospital. Doctors believe he will die.
Ill-health is believed to have been the cause of the tragedy.
A note was found in the bosom of the night robe which.
Mrs. Olin wore when she shot herself and her son.
It read :
TO MODIFY DRY
CLAUSE IH BILL
President Objects to Stopping
of Manufacture of Beer
and Wine from Food-, v
Washington, June 29, President
Wilson stepped into the prohibition
fight over the food bill today, partly
to save the measure from a row .be
tween the contending factions and
I ... . ....
tounrfy will approve.
The president told senate leaders
he 'agreed with the proposal to stop
manufacture of food ' stuffs into
whisky and gin, but did not believe
the brewing of beer and manufacture
of light wines should be stopped now.
A provision to prohibit distilling
and to empower the president to stop
brewing and wine-making when he
considers it -necessary, he told senate
leaders todayT1ie believed would sat
isfy prohibitionists and also the coun
try. An amendment to that effect will be
introduced later with prospects of
Senator Sheppard, a leading prohi
bitionist and who prompted the com
mittee's proposal to stop manufacture
of both distilled spirits and beer, said
that if the president desired to have
authority to govern brewing and
wine-making, he favored it and be
lieved congress would agree.
President Sees Senators.
A determined effort to, modify the
food bill now before the senate was
begun today by the administration,
when President Wilson conferred on
the question with Senator Martin, the
majority leader, and Senator Gerry
of Rhode Island.
Other conferences probably will
follow quickly. The president was
understood to feel that the insistence
of some senators on bone dry legis
lation endangered the passage of the
food hill, which he is anxious to see
become law as soon as possible.
Administration leaders were said
also to feel that such legislation would
be a disturbing factor in the economic
life of the country and might lead to
serious discontent among the workers,
(Continued on Pate Two, Column Your.)
THE WHOLE TRUTH
Comparative Advertising Figures
Another Omaha paper has been putting out ad
vertising figures for five months of this year, but, as -usual,.
gives only a partial exhibit. Here is the full
computation without juggling or suppression:
INCHES OP DISPLAY ADVERTISING
(Warficld Agency Measurements.)
Herald January 26,753
March ..; 30,096
World-Herald Loss 16,860 Inches
Bee Gain 9,283 Inches ,
News Gain, 2,148 Inches
INCHES OF CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING
Herald Bee News Herald ' Bee ' ' News
January 10,6X9 6,873 6,776 10,555 7,298 4,446
February 10,911 6,921 4,628 10,920 7,611 4,741
March 13,092 8,937 6,389 13,893 9,025 7,288
April 16,138 9,964 7,184 18,424 - 9,973 ' ' 8,408
May 14,365 10,300 7,785 12,956 8,809 . 8,016
Totals,... 64,095 42,995 31,762 61,748 42,616 82,891
World-Herald Loss 2,347 Inches
Bee Loss 379 Inches
News Gain 1,137 Inches
Keep Your Eye On ThtT Bee.
Improving Every Dr".'
SAYS COD IS LOVE.
"I fully realise what I am doing, bat
I am sick and can't stand it any
longer. Cod is love and He under
stands ill. I am taking the boy with
me, for I don't want him. to stay In
this awful world. Bury us by Mr.
Olin and let the friends of the North
Side church take us out.
"I wsnt no flowers, and all my nice
furniture and things arc here. I ewa
no one and want done with things
what I say. Let the-friends in the
church select our coffins and put
monuments to our graves, for I've got
the money to do it with.
"God knows how I've suffered and
Bert Olin- is the cause of all- this
tragedy. ' '
Owned Valuable Property.
"I have just bought these apart'
ments and paid cash for them, and
you can sell them.
- , , "MAMIE OLIN."
. .Mrsv Olin' body. and her.,sd, no-.,
conscious, ' wen foui.d lying 011 the
floor ol a bedroom by neighbors, who
forced entrance to the house after
hearing the crash of the shots.
The revolver which Mrs. Olin used
was found beside her body.
Four chambers were empty. Police
were able to account for all bullets.
After reaching the hospital paraly
sis started in Olio's hands and Is slow
ly spreading over his entire body, and
the attending physicians state that it
will be only a question of time until
he succumbs. When questioned as to
what took place he answered on his
fingers the one word:
"Mother," and placed his hand on
the back bf his head.
When questioned ss to his name he
would only write on i paper handed
him: ' -,
"Give me a drink of water.1 , ,
Mrs. Olin moved in the apartments
where the tragedy occurred yester
She had a stepson who works in
the piano department of Hayden ,
Bros. The funeral arrangements
will be under the guidance of Rev,
Mr. Peters, pastor of the North Side
Christian church, whom she requested
Stepson Under Arrest.
Brrt Olin, 020 South Sixteenth
street, a stepson of the suicide, is
being held by the police. He was
named in the note as the cause of the
"1 have had several disputes with
my step-mother over the distribution
of my father's insurance money, but
cannot for the tragedy," he said. "She
wanted $3,000 of the $4,000 he left and
he provided in his will that I was to
Olin was released on $2,000 bond to
U'nnttnufd on Pane Two, Columsi ftvn.
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