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VOL. XLVII. NO. 24.
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GENERAL POLICE SIIAUEUP
MAY FOLLOW DISMISSAL OF
OFFICERS FROM DEPARTMENT
Rumored That Other Policemen May. Face Charges With
Possibility of Sharing Fate of Sutton and Maloney
Commissioners To Take Up Problem of Gen- .
eral Investigation of Dunn's Bureau.
The city council will meet at 9 o'clock this morning to
adopt resolutions covering dismissal of Captain Stephen
Maloney and Morals Squad Officer Paul Sutton from the police
That formality will be to ratify in a legal manner the infor
mal action of Saturday afternoon, when five members of the
city council voted to remove Sutton and six voted to ousts
MAY-INVOLVE OTHERS. (?)
It is rumored that charges are to rinrilTO Tfl I HP
be filed against several other members,,
of information, which was revealed
during the Maloney and Sutton hear
The deposed captain of detectives
stated last week he intended to pre
sent charges against Superintendent
Kugel and Chief Dunn after the Sut
ton hearing had been concluded. He
claims to have knowledge that certain
disreputable places were allowed to
operate, while others were raided. He
claims immunity from that responsi
bility, because the morals squad work
was taken away from hia, department.
Discuss' General Probe.
, The city commissioners this week
will discuss the proposed general in
vestigation of the police department
and will set a date for the opening
of that work. The probable procedure
will be to hold executive meetings,
with newspaper representatives pres
ent The purpose is to protect wit
nesses from embarrassment and reti
cence frequently caused by facing a
Mayor Dahlman and Commissioners
Withnell, Jatdine, Parks and Hummel
are outspoken in " their belief that the
police department needs a genera
overhauling, y ' V-W
Superintendent Kugel stated in a
council meeting that the police depart
ment is in a better condition than
when he took charge four years ago,
and he courts the closest investigation.
The commissioners are beginning
to wonder whether they will complete
the . general police investigation in
time to have their summer vacations,
To Present Resolutions,
Corporation Counsel Lambert was
directed to prepare, formal resolutions,
which will be presented at an - ad
journed meeting of the council on
Monday morning. , ;
Mayor Dahlman and Commission
ers Withnell, Jardine; Parks and
Hummel voted to remove Sutton.
Commissioners Kugel and Butler
found in favor of the detective Sut
ton wa. found cuilty of falsely ac
cusing Maloney of the Chadron-conspiracy
case and guilty of conduct un
becoming an officer, thereby bringing
, the police department and administra
tion into disrepute.
Not Guilty on Other Counts.
Sutton was found hot 'guilty on the
specifications referring to having
knowledge of illegal ' sale of liquons
and failing to report' same or cause
arrests; of receiving money for pro
tection, or of making demands or re
quests of other members of the po
lice department "to' let atone and hot
to arrest or interfere' with' persons
who were friends." :
In the case of finding Maloney
guilty the city commissioners entered
into discussion regarding the Chadron
conspiracy. Butler offered to find
Maloney guilty of conduct unbecom
ing an officer, without any reference
or. exception to the conspiracy phase
of the charges, but the mayor carried
his point, that the finding should stip
ulate that the council did not believe
the evidence was sufficient to declare
Maloney guilty of the conspiracy to
"I think enough evidence came out,
to justify the dismissal of Maloney,
but I don't think heNwas connected
with the conspiracy case," said the
mayor.. Kujel did not ente. into that
discussion and declined to vote.
Six voted to discharge Maloney
from the service, with the stipulation
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two.)
Tor Nebraska Fair and warrnfr Monday.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday.
S a. m...... 64
.8 a. m. 55
T a. ni ,
4 a. m .
I a. m..
10 a. m
11, a. m
1 p. m
2 p. m. ......
8 p. m
4 p. m i
E p. m..
6 p. m.
T p. m
ComnaratlTa Local Record.
1917. 1916. IMS. 1914.
Hlcheet yesterday.... 11 11 92 t
Lowest yesterday..... 83 TS 7 , 73
Mean temperature.... 73 S SO M
Precipitation 01 -00 .54 T.
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal:
Normal temperature II
Excess for the day t
Total deficiency since March 1 .22s
Normal precipitation .13 inch.
Deficiency fqr the day 13 Inch
Total rainfall aine'e March 1 ... .15.70 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 .43 Inch
Deficiency for cor. period 191.. (.60 Inches
. Deficiency for cor. period HI 5.. .77 Inch
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Fort Omaha Officers , Busy
Training Aeronauts Who Soon
Will Be Sent to Battle
Front in France,
V By MRS. B. FURMAN,
(Staff Correspondent Omaha Bm.)
A Mere Woman, in search of. in
formation, strayed into Fort Omaha,
And if she did not come out a wiser
and even gladder Mere Woman it is
not the fault of the soldier who halted
her at the gates, of another who staid
her steps as she- approached the
guard house, of the messenger ;,wha
carried, .the news of 4ier presence Jo
various officials inside,' of the soldier
who. caroe. forth to conduct lief on
her; quest, and certainly not the fault1
of many , patient and obliging lieu
tenants and sergeants who assuaged
her thirst for military lore, not to
mention the affable commanding offi
cer and a captain or two who assisted
in her education.
. The Mere Woman had come, .-of
course, to see balloons." And she was
not ' disappointed. After the com
manding officer ; had approved . her
visit a guide led her across the field.
Far above the grounds hung a huge
gray torpedo-shaped bag, with several
smaller bags and a basket suspended
"That is a kite balloon," said the
"What is it doing?" queried the
. ."It is making observations."
."How interesting! Why, it is al
most stationary oh, ft seems to be
hitched to something- that wire."
, Tied With Ropes.
"That is a telephone ; line," in
formed her guide. "But it is tied
down by ropes. Now you can see
them." ' '
"Who are the men in it?"
"Two officers. They are making
"How nice. And what do they dor'
, "They do various things. Some
times they make maps. Just now they
are observing the firing ot some
bombs. They are telephoning what
they see down to those officers on
the ground who hold the other end
of the telephone line."
And those soldiers down below
what important thing are they doing,"
pursued the Mere Woman.
"Well-er they're just helping hold
down the balloon. Pretty soon they'll
pull it in." .
"Where do all those soldiers come
"From all parts of the United
States. You see, this is the only
training school for army balloonists
in this country." .
"Pardon me, but here comes the
lieutenant. He can tell you anything,"
interposed her guide. "Lieutenant
G., this is Miss So-and-So'of Omaha.
She wants to learn all about your
The lieutenant halted suddenly and
"Not much to learn," he said.
"We're iust doing regulation work."
"Do vou like going up in a bal-
(CoBttntied an Pas-e Two, Column Fonr.)
Wicker sham Says "Damn Kaiser;'9
Did Not Attack Overseas Army
(By Associated Frees.)
Chicago, July IS. A report which
attained considerable currency to the
effect that former Attorney Genet al
Wickersham had given an opinion
that the United States was. without
authority to send citizen soldiers
abroad was cleared up in a speech
delivered before the Hamilton club
today by Judge K. M. Landis.
First, Judge Landis read a telegram
which he sent to Mr. Wickersham:
"The kaiser boosters quote you as
authority for proposition that United
States without authority to send con
scripted army abroad. -To what opin
SLAYER OF CHILDREN BROUGHT DOWN IN ENGLAND The wreck of a German Zep.
pelin raider brought flown in East Anglia, England, during a recent air raid.
MmPl ki-, ., s!!38sr.js,.JI
Because Territory Furnishes
Many Volunteers, Fewer Men
Will Be Required From
(By Associated Press.)
r Washington, . July IS. Explanation
of the 1 quota allotment for the
selective draft army as announced
Friday, shows that the. territory of
Hawaii stands' in a class by itself
among" the:states and territoties'hav
i,hg already furnished nearly 2,000 men
as volunteers in excess of the number
required from the islands to fill up
the first army., ,.''
Every other state or territory has
been benefitted accordingly by a, re
duction in its net quota.
This'accounts for the "adjustment"
factor included in the tables fixing
Siuotas given out yesterday and also
or the fact that -no quota is given
to Hawaii and that the territory will
not be required to furnish any men
whatever for, the first 500,000 of the
On the basis of population Hawaii's
gross quota was 2,403. Since April I,
additional volunteers have been re
cruited, making the total contribu
tion to the army of the United States
up to June 30, 4,397 men or 1,994
more than it was required to furnish.
It was ' this situation which con.
(Continued on rage Two, Column Three.) .
Hughes to Be Head Man ,
For Omaha's Branch Bank
Lincoln, July- 1S (Special.) Con
firmation that Omaha is to have a
branch of the Federal Reserve bank,
is found in the report here, said to
have come from a reliable source,
that the roster of the bank officials has
been selected and only awaits confir
mation. According to this report, Will
iam B, Hughes, manager of the Oma
ha Clearing house, is to be in charge
and the directors will also include
Dr. P. L. Hall of this city. Richard
Marnell of Nebraska City, Luther
Drake president of the Merchants Na
tional bank. of Omaha, Jesse C. Mc
Nish, investment broker at Omaha",
formerly of Wisner and interested in
a number of banks throughout the
state.; . - '
Hundreds of Carranza
Men Killed at Parral
El Paso, Tex., July IS. Hundreds
of government troops were killed in
Francisco Villa's attack on Parral,
Chihuahua, last week, according to
arrivals from Parral, who reached the
border today. They described the
encounter as the bloodiest Parral had
witnessed. They said Villa achieved
a complete victory, forcing the rem
nants of the garrison to flee.the town
and it was only after his men had
looted virtually evef y store andihouse
and had abandoned the town that the
Carranza forces reoccupied it.
r ' i
ion do these liars refer? Answer my
To this Mr. Wickersham replied:
"Kaiser boosters must refer to my
opinion February 17, 1912. Opinions
A. G. Vol 29, page 322 to effect that
constitution limits use of militia to
purposes defined paragraph 15, sec-
ion e, arncie i. inereiore, president
without authority to send organized
militia of states into foreign country
as part of army of occupation. To
avoid this objection, national defense
act of June 3, 1915, section 3, provided
war grafting any or all of National
Guard into, service of United States,
thus, leaving the president free to
send them where he. wishes. Damn
the kaiser I"
rcoi-Ht wit ys?
Last of Commodore
Perry's Men Dies, Aged 82
Lynn, Mass., July IS. Stephen E.
Knights, said to have been the last
survivor of the crew, which accom
panied Commodore Mathew C.
Perry on his expedition to Japan in
1853, died at his home yesterday,
He was 82 years of age.
HOUSE MAKES BIG
War Department Bill: Allowing
$640,000,000 ' and 1 Calling
for?22,000 Planes Pasted $
(By Associated Press.)
Washington July IS. The War de
partment bill appropriating $640,000,
000 for construction of 22,000 air
planes was passed by' the house late
Saturday without a roll call. It was
amended only in minor details. .
' Amendments adopted included one
by Representative -Lenroot of (Wis
consin, limiting. the broad authorities
granted the executive for the"preseiit
war emergency, and one by. Repre
sentative Fitzgerald, Ncw.ork, pro
viding that enlisted men drafted for
the aviation corps shall be within the
same ages 21 to 30, , inclusive as
apply in the general conscription law.
The bill carrying the greatest avia
tion appropriation ever proposed in
congress and passed in less than five
hours, evoked some criticism of legis
lative methods, but no attack on the
Germany Might Learn.
Chairman Dent, of the military
committee, declarinsr debate miRht re
sult in information leaking to Ger
many, clashed with Mr. Fitzgerald,
chairman of the appropriation com
mittee, who 6aid congress was hand
ling' public funds In a slipshod and
illogical .way and that if the war
emergency, during which the bill is
specifically applicable, continues two
years, the appropriation for. such a
period would violate the constitution.
Wants Greater Secrecy.,,
Representative Kahn, republican, of
California, oointed to Germany's
secrecy of military program and said
that .neighboring nations knew noth
ing of her forty-two-centimeter guns
until they battered down tne Belgian
forts, or of Germany's deadly gases.
"But," he warned,, "we : seem to
want to-so to-war as though we are
going on a hunting tr:p with a brass
The bill which now goes to the
senate, gives no details, but a total
nersonhel of the aviation section ap
proximating. 110,000 men. is under
stood to be contemplated. Broad dis
cretionary cowers are vested in the
The $640,000,000 appropriated is not
only for personnel and aircraft, but
for engines equipment, guns, arma
ment, ammunition, spare parts, -barracks
and buildings, operation of avia
tion stations, experiments, creation,
acquisition and development of air
craft plants and factories, expense of
agents for observation and investiga
tion abroad and other necessary work.
Bill Passed Allowing U. S.
To Take Over North Island
Washington, July IS. The senate
has passed the house bill permit
ting the government to take over the
whole of North Island in the harbor
at San Diego, Cat., for aviation pur
poses. An appropriation has been
made of $500,000 with which to reim
burse property owners.
French Cabinet Approves
Increase in Wheat Price
Paris, July 15. The cabinet has
approved a decree raising the price of
wheat to 50 francs a quintal (100
kilograms). The increase will cause
a rise. in the price of bread, but the
decree limits the increase to 5 cen
times a. kilogram
URGE UNCLE SAM
TAKE TR I STATE
Nebraska Irrigation Experts
With Members in Congress
Appear Before Secretary
Lane to Push Plan.
Washington Korean i
ot Th Omaha Bm,
735 Fourteenth St., X. W.
(ty a Staff Correspondent)
Washington, July 15. (Special Tel
gram.) For the first time during the
present congress, or for that matttr,
during the, life of the last congress,
the members of tit Nebraska, delega
tion in the sixty-fifth congress, with
the exception of Representative
Shalleuberger, who 9 speaking
"somewhere in America, met to
f ether in the chamber of w Secretary
,ane in the new interior building yes
terday to urge the government to
take over the tri-state canal project
in Scottsbluff and adjoining counties
and operate1 it as a government enter
Supplementing the presence of the
delegation, with the exception of ex
Governor Shallenberger, there were
present on behalf of the farmers hold
ing title under the ditch L. L. Ray
mond of Scottsbluff and Frank E.
Edgerton of Aurora. Attorney Gen
eral Reed appeared for the state.
Secretary Lane had as his col
leagues Arthur Davis, director 6f the
reclamation, service, and E. C. Fin
ney, a members of the board of ap
peals, both, of whom having very in
timate knowledge of the project and
the wants of the users of the canal.
Kinkald Tells Benefits.
Judge Kinfcaid as dean of the dele
gation, and as representative of the
land owners under the canal project
in a word told of the benefits that
would follow if the government
would take over the project and run
it as it is jrunning rtumberless irriga
tion canals. He said it would solve
many problems and put the district
on its feet,
Jt was believed Secretary Lane was
favorably impressed with the plea of
Nebraska men. t .
Secretary Lane intimated he wanted
to be enlightened why the, secretary
of the interior should reverse his rul
ing On this question when two years
ago. the representatives of the farm
ers had asked for certain concessions,
which had been granted and were
now. seeking to have the department
La.ie Wants to Know.
He wanted to know as to consider
ation which would give to the federal
government under the terms of con
tract and the amount of money which
it would have to pay.1 He admitted
the legal right of the government to
take over the management of the concern-
on the ground that the project
is practically a part of the big gov
ernmental projects now located in the
North Platte valley. " '
,L. ! L. Raymond made the main
argument in behalf of the farmers
holding title under the canal. Mr.
Raymond stated that of the sixty odd
thousand acres in the Tri-State canal
project, 50,000 were under crops at
this. time. He said that the govern
ment would be benefited in taking
over the canal by planning and exe
cuting a comprehensive drainage sys
tem of seepage land for the entire
valley". The government, he thought,
would insure better security for the
$475,000 now owing it by the district,
and was in letter position with the
completion of the Bridgeport project
(Conttaaed on Pa( Two, Column FWe.y
Berlin Paper Suppressed
for Attack on Austria
Copenhagen, July 15. The Berlin
Lokal Anzeiger has been suppressed
indefinitely by the military authori
ties. The reason is not given, but
presumably it is on account of an
attack on Austro-Hungary in connec
tion with a statement by Count
Czernin, Autro-Hungarian foreign
minister, wh has cSme out for peace
GERMAN POLITICAL TURMOIL
ENDS IN APPOINTMENT OF DR.
MICI1AELIS AS CHANCELLOR
Resignation Comes As Surprise After Bethmann-Hollweg
Had Apparently Overcome Clammor of Reichstag
Members Who Demanded His Head; May Be
But Beginning of Startling Developments.
(By Associated Press.)
London, July 15. The political turmoil which has beers
convulsing Germany ever since Russia's first startling success on
the resumption of its offensive has culminated for the present
in the resignation of the imperial chancellor, Dr. von Bethmann
All indications serve to show that the chancellor's resig
nation, far from being the last
ginning of far-reaching developments which are bound to affect
the fabric of the German empire and have momentous conse
quences on the progress of the Europen struggle.
: ft RESIGNATION UNEXPECTED.
LE M BERG LINES
Advancing Russians Repulse
Counter Attacks and Capture
Town of Novica, in
Kalusz Territory. "
(Bjr Associated Frets.)
Russia's victorious troops have
made a further advance in eastern
Galicia, . where the AHstro-Gerraan
lines were shattered by 1 General
KortiiteffV drive, . trw.$lZV :
Petrograd announces the capture of
the village of Novica,' southwest of
Kalusz. The Germans evidently have
brought up troops in an effort to stay
the disorganized retreat of the Teu
tonic forces in this region, as the
Petrograd war office reports ' two
counter attacks in an attempt to dis
lodge the Russians from Kalusz. The
efforts met with no success.
Elsewhere on the Russo-Galician
front the situation is unchanged, and
annarentlv the Russians have naused
to Rather their forces for a further
, The German war office again re
ports ' considerable activity on the
northern end of the line near Dvinbk
and Sinorgon, but the Russian state
ment contains nothing to indicate that
an offensive in that section is in pros
pect. The French and British armies on
the western front are still idle, except
for local operations. - Stiff fighting oc
curred on Friday night in Belgium
near Lorabaertzyde, and Berlin an
nounces that British attacks there
broke down with heavy losses. The
British report, however, says the Ger
mans made a fruitless attack in that
sector. Heavy artillery fighting is in
progress near St. Quentin and be
tween Craonne and Courcy, with in
dications of a renewal of the bitter
struggle for vantage points on the
The British transport Armadale
was sunk by a submarine in the At
lantic, on June 27, London reports.
There was only a small number of
troops on board the Armadale, a ves
sel of 6,153 tons gross.
Six soldiers, one passenger and
four of the crew are missing and are
believed to have been drowned.
German Arrested for Plot
To Destroy Ford Plant
Detroit, Mich., July 15. Oscar Bit't-
man. a German. 50 years old, was
taken in custody yesterday on suspic
ion of conspiracy to damage the Ford
Motor . company plant. When his
rooms were searched it . is claimed
that dozens of blue prints and maps
of various departments of the Ford
plant were found. The arrest, nt is
said, was the result of an investiga
tion by government agents.
Heney to Investigate
Alleged Food Combine
San Bernardino. CaL July 15. An
nouncement that he had received ad
vices from Washington that he had
been appointed to take charge of the
government's investigation of the
activities of food speculators and oper
ations of an alleged food trust, was
made here today by Francis J. Heney,
attorney, who has been in charge of
the Federal Trade commission's in
vestigation of the news print paper
Mr. 1 Heney made the statement
while he was attending a session of
the superior court here and said he
expected to go to Washington im
mediately. He said the appointment
was for a period of ten months.
Rear Admiral Ingersoll
Returns to Active Duty
Washington, July 15. Rear Ad
miral R. R. Ingersoll, retired, has re
turned to active duty as president of
a special board of navu ordnance.
He is one of the navy's greatest ord
nance experts and author of a
standard ordnance text book
act in the drama, is but the be
which have been proceeding ail -through
the week seemed to have
triumphed over his opponents, who
have been clamoring for his head, by
making concessions which were tanta
mount to the formation of a kind of
imperial coalition ministry.
At the same time the chancellor, by
the declaration that Germany was de
fensively fighting for the freedom of
its territorial possessions, evolved a
formula that seemed satisfactory to
both those who clamored for peace by
agreement and those who demanded
repudiation of the formula "no an
nexatioris and no indemnities."
Backed By Emperor. -
In all this Dt. von Bethmann-Holl-weg
was strongly backed by the em
peror. The advent of th? crown prince
upon the scene summoned by his im
perial father to share the deliberations
affecting the future of the dynasty
seems to have changed entirely the
position with regard to the imperial
1 he crown prince at ouce took a
leading part in the discussions with
the party leaders, and his ancient hos
tility toward Dr. von Bethmann-Holl-weg,
coupled with his notorious dis
like for political reform, undoubtedly
precipitated the chancellor's resigna-(
tiori. . r.,. .V
Generals Called In. -
The ' fact that Field Marshal von
Hindenburg, chief of staff, and Gen
eral von Ludendorff, first quartermas
ter general, have been most prominent
throughout these discussions and that
a section of the press has been clam
oring for, a joint dictatorship by them
hardly augurs well for the realization
of the Prussian franchise reform,
which the emperor has just decreed,
or for the .movement toward a
diminution of Germany's war aims,
and therefore toward peace, on which
the Austrian emperor has been doing
his utmost to persuade the German
emperor to embark.
The Bavarian ministers have been
among the most active in these,
Michaelis a Bureaucrat.
Dr. von Bethmann-HollwegY suc
cessor,' Dr. George Michaelis, is a
bureaucrat of the old type; whose ap
pointment can scarcely be regarded as
promising much.in the direction of the
parliamentamation of Germany. En
tering the Prussian civil service in
1879 at the age of 22, he followed the
customary placid career of Prussian
officials, holding various minor posts
at different provincial places until he
was appointed under secretary in thes
finance ministry in 1909. In Febru-S
ary, 1917, he received the additional
appointment of Prussian food com
missioner, a special post authorized by
the Prussian cabinet.
The only break in the monotonous
routine up to 1909 was a period of
four years, which he spent at Tokio .
as lecturer in the German law school
Talks with Harnack.
The Reuter correspondent at Ams
terdam under date of July 13 says
the Bavarian Kurier, publishes what
the Rhenische Westfalische Zeitung
calls "an almost incredible and sensa
tional revelation" to the effect that
Prof. Harnack on June 30, wrote in
a letter which he sent to Munich an
account of an interview he had a few
days previous wiht Dr. von Beth-mann-Hollweg.
According to this account the chan-.
cellor informed Prof. Harnack that
his views closely approximated those
of Phillip Scheidman, Dr. Eduard
David, socialists ,and Dr. Karl Heins,
social democrat, but that he could
not yet free himself entirely from the
influences of the conservatives who
must first be divided before he obtain
ed a free hand for action.
Dr. ' von Bethmann-Hollweg said
the greatest danger was from Ger
mans who continued to believe in vic
tory and added:
"In the best case it can only be a
No Export Licenses for
Neutral Agents of Germany
Washington, July 15. Firms in
neutral countries sending supplies to
Germany regularly probably will not .
be looked on with favor by the Ex
ports council for the receipt of sup
plies from the United States, it was
said today at the State department.
Applications for licenses for ship
ments to such firms, which might be
classified as regular German agents -probably
will not be granted, in lin
with the policy not to allow Amer
ican goods to reach Germany,
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