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DETECTIVE CHIEF AND AID
DISCHARGED FROM POLICE
FORCE BY COMMISSIONERS
Sutton Found Guilty by City Commissioners of Falsely
, Accusing Maloney, While Detective Head Is Con
victed of Bringing Police Department and
the Administration Into Disrepute.
- Chief of Detectives Steve Maloney and Morals Squad Offi
cer Paul Sutton were both found guilty and dismissed from the
police force by the city council sitting in executive session yes
Maloney was found guilty of conduct unbecoming to an
officer, thereby bringing the police department and the admin
istration into disrepute.
Sutton was found guilty of the charges specifying that he
falsely, accused Chief of Detective Maloney in the Chadron con
spiracy case and that in so doing he had brought the police
department into disrepute.
v Superintendent Kugel, in his testi-1? ;
tnony, referred to auuon as a cap-i
Si'" h e nevf
"' Sutton and G. K. Murray, the lat
ter a . newspaper reporter, testified
that there were no telegrams sent by
Sutton to John Lynch from Chadroti.
- Accused Detective Examined.
The accused detective was exam
ined at 'considerable-length. He de
nied he ottered Barta""oY Walker, or
any member of the police department,
any proposition of a money consider
ation, for 'projection. He offered the
records i his arrests as evidence of
Eis activities as a police officer. , He
said he made 1,160 arrests during the
last year f .persons violating laws
within the particular work of the
morals squad ' .
;, Sutton stated he made many visits
to the olaees of Mina Whitney,' Stella
Marquette,' Jennie Williams, Grace
f . Roberts and Maggie tMuIer but was
lated having heard Captain Maloney
ft ' tell Pipkin that he 6hould be on a
farm instead of the police department
because .Pipkin arrested L. N. Barn
liart ou-V charge of stealing automo
bile tires. -The detective, in .that
phase of his evidence, made a con
nection between the Barnhart inci
dent and .an alleged gang of automo
bile thieves he was investigating.
Called Disturbing Factor.
Attorney Ben S. Baker, in bis argu
ment, described Sutton as a disturb
ing factor in the police department
and maintained that he should be re
moved from the service for the good
of the police department
; Attorney Elmer Thoma9, for Sutton,
presented his client to the city com
missioners as a capable officer, recom
mended by Superintendent Kugel and
not condemned in. the testimony of
Chief Dunn, Captain Derapsey and
Detectives Cunningham and Anderson.
Sutton said that he refused to work
with Detectives- Barta and Walker
since the organization of the Omaha
Detective association. During the
hearing Barta and Walker testified
that their demotion followed a few
days after their raid of the Owl club
and that Sutton 'told them they would
be walking a beat. .
Attorney Baker emphasized, in his
argument to the city council, his con
tention that the fact that Sutton was
a "pet and a favorite of Kugel," tended
to disrupt the workings of the police
department. - - ;
Sutton Takes Stand.
Detective Paul Sutton was called
and was questioned first by Attorney
"How lone have you been on the
"A year May 1, on morals squad."
"Who were you associated with'
"With Tiitin litipvr. Arthur Cun
ningham and now with A. Ander-, of the suit, according to the petition,
gon 1 relates not to a' surgical instrument
"Ever with Bar-la and Walker. . : left hr a wound, . but to a piece of a
1 Never paired off with them, biu'E'ass douche point, broken during
helped th:m 'several times." - treatment by a nurse.
"Did you ever walk up Duiigia-.
street with Barta ami Walker ami
make a propos'lion to them to lay
off from five certain places for a
money consideration?' ' . - -
"Never '. VM that to any officer. I
don'Ji-'hink I ever walked up Doug-:
las street with on!yT3arta and Walker j
and never had such a conversation!
witn tnem. ,
"Did you ever refuse to carry out
any order from Kugel, the chief or a
; Carried Out All Orders. .
"I never failed to carry out an
"On the occasion of the visit to
the Owl club, were you out on cer
tain orders?" .
"The captain called us in and told
us to investigate Bessie Wood's place
at 1002 South Thirteenth street, and
told me and Cunningham to then split
up and go where we wanted. Cun
ningham then suggested we should
go to 2511 Patrick avenue to look
' up a complaint, and then I had a spe
cial complaint to invertigate the Dun
bar club. We drove to the Owl club
in an automobile and I asked Cun
ningham to go with me to the Dunbar
club. Cunningham said he could not
(Continued on Pago Eight, Columa One.
Is Said to Have Sold Dog
Ordered Shot by Court
Police judge Fitzgerald said he
would file a complaint with Commis
sioner Kugel against Poundmaster
Barret!. The court ordered Barrett
to kill a dog. Instead, Judge Fitz
gerald t ays, the poundmaster sold it.
fTTni O uC Ijn
lOUl lUfi oAio nt
WILL APPEAL TO
Dismissed Morals Squad Of
ficer Declares He Will Ask
Court to Overrule Coun
cil's Decision. ,
"I will appeal the case to the dis
trict court,' and feel confident;!' will
win there," said Paul Sutton. "It is a
good thing for jthe police department
iljat Cactain Maloney. was fired. I do
not think that the evidence 'in my
hearing justified my removal. I was
not surprised at the action of the city
council, because at noon I learned
that four had agreed to fire me. I
have done my duty right along and
will be vindicatd in the end."
Attorney Elmer Thomas, for Sut
ton, said he would file an appeal as
soon as he can get the documents
ready. He indicated during the late
hours of the "hearing -that he would
appeal if the finding went against
him and he kept the record with that
thought in mind. .1
Baker, Refuses to Talk.
Attorney Ben S. Baker, for Ma
loney, said he did not know whether
his client wished to appeal. He did
not care to enter into any detail as to
the action of the city council.
"I feel that the city commissioners
have been on trial before the public,
as well as Maloney and Sutton were
on trial before the city council," re
marked Commissioner Hummel.
During the hearings he said: "I
think we should get all of the 'rats'
during this investigation."
,"I think this is a matter for the
good of the service," was a statement
by Commissioner Jardine.
Dr. Ford Had Nothing
To Do With This Case
To correct a possible misunder
standing of the news item in The Bee
about the damage suit brought by
Emmeline Wood against the Ford
hospital and Dr. J. M. Ford as de
fendants, it should be explained that
Dr. Ford had nothing to do with the
case of this patient, who was attended
by another surgeon, and that the basis
Reichstag on Strike Against
Crown Prince and Military Party;
Ritmor of Kaiser' s Abdication
(Aeaoclated PreM War ' Summary.)
Germany's serious internal crisis overshadowed the pending military
operations in the news of the day.
The reports from Berlin show that the Reichstag has gone on strike
against the crown and the military party, apparently in the interest of a
parliamentary system of government.
There is even a rumor, although entirely unconfirmed and little cred
ited, that Emperor William has abdicated in favor of his sixth and fav
orite son, Prince Joachim.
The peace clamor is growing both in Germany and Austria-Hungary.
Part of the trouble between the Reichstag and the governing class is over
the government's persistent declination to state Germany's peace terms
on the basis of non-annexation demanded by what now comprises a ma
jority in the Reichstag. .
The war credit bill is being held up by this majority until the po
litical crisis is settled.
But more serious yet is the decision of the members not even to meet
meanwhile for discussion in regular session or in committee. .
Apparently the crown prince is waging a fight for control on behalf
of the militaristic interests. Chancellor Von Bethmann-Hollweg is under
fire from the crown prince and his supporters, the chancellor seemingly
being too liberally inclinea to suit the heir to the throne.
On the military side, the situation continues to bear a most encour
aging aspect for the formidable group of nations allied against the Cen
tral Powers, this generally being taken into consideration in dealing out
with the situation in Berlin and Vienna.
The Russian revolutionary armies in Galicia are stilt sweeping for
ward. Apparently there is little to stop them pouring through the breach
in the lines in eastern Galicia opened by General Korniloff. They are
pushing on north of the Dniester and west of the Lomnica and generally
proving victors in the fighting going on along a fifty-mile front.
On the Franco-Belgian front a waiting policy is being pursued by
General Haig on the British end of the-line and General Petain in
the French action. There has been only local fighting by either group
of armies. '
STEPS TO REFUTE
Fourteen Ministers Meet at
Immanuel Church to Make
Plans to Refute Accusa
tions of Disloyalty.
Fourteen Lutheran ministers of
Omaha met yesterday morning at Im
manuel Lutheran church and took
vigorous steps to refute the sweeping
statement by the Nebraska State
Council of , Defense that the Lu
theran church is disloyal to the gov
ernment. "This is an unwarranted charge,"
declared Rev. Luther M. Kuhns, the
chairman, "It has been made by a
body with an official character. It
has been made, however, without a
sufficient statement of particular in
stances. Because a few men who are
Lutherans have engaged in 1 'disloyal
activity or passivity' is a poor reason
for making a sweeping indictment of
a church which has proved its loy
alty to this government in every
great war, a church one of whose car
dinal principles is loyalty to the gov
ernment. This charge has been made
and 'it is not for us to sit passive
under this unjust suspicion, a suspi
cion which we feel is an insult to
the great body of Lutherans. We
should ask the Council of Defense
for a bill of particulars and we should
have official action taken by the pres
idents of the different Lutheran syn-
(Contioiltd on Tmt Tiro, Columa Four.)
An Angel of Mercy
for Making Glycerine
Washington, July 14. Discovery
in the internal revenue division lab
oratory of a process for manufac
turing glycerine from sugar was an
nounced today by the Treasury de
partment. ; i
Under the secret process evolved,
the cost of this substance, a heavy
factor "in the manufacture of ex-
Jtlosives, will be reduced to slight
y more than one-fourth of its pres. -ent
Glycerine is at present manufac
tured almost entirely from fats, at
a cost of 90 cents a pound, which
is six times its cost of production
before the war. The discovery is
the first to be announced by chem
ists working in co-operation with
the Council of National Defense.
I. W. W. EXILES
ARE INTERNED AT
COLUMBUS, N. fii.
Men Deported from Arizona
Escorted to Detention Camp
by Troops of United
Columbus, N. M., July 14. Closely
guarded by United States cavalry
troops from Douglas, Ariz., the spe
cial freight train carrying the de
ported strikers and others from Her
manas, N. M. arrived here at 7:15 a.
m. today, and the occupants were de
livered to Colonel II. G. Sickel, camp
commander- here, by Colonel W. A.
Holbrook. , The deported men
will be placed in a detention camp
here pending further instructions
from the federal government.
Rations of canned salmon, bread
and water were issued upon tlic arri
val of the train here. The deported
persons will remain in the, freight
cars until late today when they will
be transferred to the camp, formerly
occupied by the refngeest who accom
panied General Pershing's forces
from M. .-. The camp was today
being prepared for , occupancy by
United States cavalrymen .
. Hermanas, N. M., July 14. Colonel
W. A. Holbrook, U. S. A., with a
command of 192 officers and men, ar
rived, here at 5 o'clock this morning
on a special train from Douglas, Ariz.,
to take the 1.200 Bisbee exiles to Co
lumbus, N. M. Work of loading the
men onto the trains was begun im
The soldiers were assisted in their
work by Sheriff Simpson of Luna
county, New Mexico, and (he five
deputies he kept with him here last
night to preserve - order. The em
barkation of the exiles for Columbus
was orderly. The men will be housed
in the stockade built during the bor
der troubles to care for Mexican refu
gees and will be fed by the govern
' Alth ugh the care of the men was
taken over by the military, Brigadier
General George Bell, jr., commander
of the El Paso military district, made
it plain when he issued the order to
take these exiles from Hermanas that
the men were not prisoners and that
their removal to the Columbus stock
ade was h temporary expedient to
prevent suffering. .
IN WHEAT ZONES
Big Fight Develops in Food
Situation; Can Move Manu
factured Product Cheaper
Because Omaha can draw grain from
Washington and Oregon, mill it in
transit here, and then ship it to New
Orleans for the export trade, Vt
cents cheaper than Minneapolis,
Omaha grain men hope to get all of
Washington and Oregon grain as
signed to the Omaha market in the
great division of the grain belt into
zones, which is being workedout in
the office of Federal Food Commis
sioner Herbert Hoover.
Minneapolis will make a fight to
have Washington and Oregon as
signed to the Minneapolis rone, how-
(Contlnned on Page Two, Column Two.)
Woman Picket From Omaha Says
Arrest Came During Lawful Protest
This-message was received last
night by The Bee from Miss Dorris
Stevens, at Washington: .
"I was arrested today for carry
ing a purple, white and gold ban
ner to the White House. We were
peacefully and lawfully protesting
against the injustice of the national
government in refusing to enfran
' chise women. The government was
the agressor. They arrested us for
picketing, which we have a right to
do. It is evident that the govern
ment wishes to suppress the de
mand of American women for poli
tical freedom. It does not hesitate
unlawfully to arrest us in its at
tempt to crush out this demand.
"But the glorious determination
of women to make this a real demo
cracy was raised to a high pitch to
day by such stupidity on the part of
the democratic administration."
Washington. July 14. Sixteen suf
fragists of the woman's party, at
tempting to stage a picketing demon
stration at the White House gates
today in celebration of the anniver
sary of the fall of the Bastile, were
promptly arrested and taken to jail.
There virtually was ho disorder, the
crowd of about a thousand people
contenting itself with hooting and
jeering as the police escorted the
The banners carried by the women
bore various inscriptions, including
the motto of the French revolution,
"Liberty, Equality, Fraternity."
Among those arrested were Mrs.
Beatrice Reynolds Kinkead, Mount
View, Cal.; Miff Ann Martin, Reno,
Nev., and Miss Doris Stevens, Omaha.
Each of the women gave $25 bail at
the police station to appear Monday
for trial on the charge of impeding
Miss Doris Stevens is a daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Stevens ofthis
city. She has been engaged insuf-
MICHAELIS IS APPOINTED
TO GERMAN CHANCELLORSHIP
OPON DEMAND OF REICHSTAG
Former, Under-Secretary of Finance and Food Commis
sioner, Assumes Duties of Von Bethmann-Hollweg,
Following Resignation of Latter; Von Stein,
Prussian War Minister, Also Quits.
(By Associated Press.)
London, July 14. Dr. George Michaelis, Prussian under
secretary of finance and food commissioner, has been appointed
to succeed Dr. von Bethmann-Hollweg:
The message relating to the resignation of the imperial
German chancellor was circulated through the wireless sta
tions by the German government and was received by the Brit
ish admiralty. '
TO "FIX IT" WITH
Despite Fact Boards Have Not
Yet Started Work Many
Shaky Omahans. Put In
Exemption boards are receiving
hundreds of claims fbi discharges,
although' they will not pass on any
of them until after the drawing of
numbers in Washington and when
they get official notice from the gov.
ernment to besrin work.
kU?.The boards have "organized, but are
powerless to hear any claims for ex
emption. Notwithstanding this fact,
registered men and their families are
besieging i exemption officials in an
effort to "fix it" so they and their
relatives will not be called to fight in
Ih; draft army. t . .
Members of exemption boards, flatly
refuse , to hear, any claims , until the
government, notifies them to begin
their sessions, which will not be un
til after the drawing of numbers.
A young farmer living near Benson
presented an affidavit before Acting
County Judge Sundblad, chairman of
one of the exemption boards, claiming
exemption on the grounds that ' it
"would be a detriment to the country
if I had to serve in the army."
Admits Farm Is Hummer.
This young man says he has a 320
acre farm, which he "admits" to be
the "finest farm in the United States."
(Continued on 1'uge Two, Column live.)
Federal Lid Clamped
On Dry Territory
Washington, July 13. Every form
of liquor transportation into dry ter
ritory is forbidden,' whether on the
person, by commerce carriers or pri
vate conveyance or in baggage,. ac
cording instructions sent to United
States attorneys throughout the coun
try by the Department of Justice
MISS DORIS STEVENS.
frage work for a number of years and
was one of'the first to switch from the
National Suffrage organization to the
Congressional union. She ira personal
friend of Mrs. O. H. F. Belmont of
New York, and has been a frequent
guest at her home and on her private
S GEKF.RALS TO CONFERENCE.
London, July 14. A dispatch to the
Exchange Telegraph company from
Copenhagen says it is officially re
ported from Berlin that Field Mar
shal von Hindenburg, chief of the
general staff, and General Ludendorff,
who had been summoned to Berlin by
Emperor William, arrived in the cap
ital yesterday morning.
The Tagtblatt learns they had a
long conference with the crown prince
and later were received by the em
peror, . '"':'".'
A dispatch to the Morning Post
from Amsterdam says that rumors
current that Emperor William has ab- ,
dicated in favor of this son, Prince
Joachim, are unconfirmed and must
e taken with all reserve.v,
Von Stein Resigns.
Berne, Switzerland, July 14. (Brit
ish Admiralty Per Wireless Press.)
An official telegram from Berlin says
that General von Stein, the Prussian
minister of war, has resigned,
. , Hollwei Will Go.
,Basel. . Switzerland,: July JIA""
Berlin dispatch from the semi-official:.
Wolff bureau of Berlin says that the
retirement of Dr. Von Bethmann-Holl.
weg, the German imperial chancellor,
is considered certain.
Copenhagen, July 14. The Wolff
News bureau of Germany circulates
without accepting any responsibility
for it, a statement, by the Taeglische
Rundschau that the resignation of Dr.
von Bethmann-Hollweg, the imperial
chancellor, has been accepted.
Reichstag Goes on Strike.
Copenhagen, July 13. Serious news
came from Berlin ' late today. The
Reichstag has gone un strike and the
members have decided to suspend the
labors both of the full house and the
main committee until the political sit.
uation is cleared up. This leaves the
war credit bill in abeyance.
Emperor William has summoned
Field Marshal von Hindenburg, chief
of the general 'staff,, and General
Ludendorff, the chief quartermaster
general, for a conference.
This news has been interpreted in
connection with intimations that the
German government has decided to
refuse to parljamentarize the cabinet
and the difficulties reported in con
nection with the adoption of a peace
Kaiser Considers Drastic Measures.
Berlin, Thuraday July 12. (Via
London, July 14.) If the Prussian,
diet, whose present complexion is of a "
conservative view, fails to meet the
conditions set forth in Emperor Wil
liam's decree for electoral reforms, it
is not unlikely drastic measures will
be adopted to overcome the obstruc
A significant feature of the em
peror's edict is the specific stipulation
that the reform measure must be
forthcoming in time for the next elec
tions. Introduction of equal, direct
secret suffrage in Prussia will put an
end to plural voting as well as to an
electoral franchise based'on taxation.
It is a foregone conclusion that tha
reactionary old guard will make a '
stubborn fight on the measure, but its
champions confidently predict victory
in the struggle wherein the monarch
and the people are pitted against the
junkers and big industry.
Austria Ready for Peace.
Amsterdam, July 14'. Count Michael
Karolyi, leader of the Hungarian in
dependent party, speaking in the
House of Deputies, says a telegram
from Budapest, declared:
"The central point of the pfesent
German crisis is the question of peace.
Every one in Germany wants peace,
but it is not enough to desire it, the
nation must negotiate for it. Count
Czernin Austro-Hungarian foreign
minister) has not confined himself la
mere words, but has openly declared
that we are ready for peace without
annexations. One of the prerequisite
conditions of peace is the democrati
zation of every country."
Baron Julius Beck said:
"There is no war policy today, but '
(Continued on Vr Two, Column One.)
Ship With Copper Hidden in
Tank Returned to New York
New York, July 14. A United
States torpedo boat destroyer over-
hauled and brought back to this port
today the Norwegian steamship Con
rad. Mohr, aboard which the federal .
authorities seized 10,000 feet of coppet
cable, contraband of war, found se
creted in oil tank.
The captain, Peter Einarsen and hit
chief engineer, John Larsen, were ar
raigned before a United States com
missioner on a charge of conspiring
to defraud the government by filing a
false manifest ' . ,
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