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Dahlman Declares Police De
partment Needs Reorganiza
tion and Asks Co-Operation
of Public in the Probe.
A general investigation of the po
lice department will be started Thurs
day morning at 10 o'clock. It is prob
able that t lie proceedings will be held
behind closed doors, but in the pres
ence of newspaper . representatives.
Commissioners believe that witnesses
frequently are embarrassed when tes
tifying before a - crowd, as was
evidenced in several instances during
the recent hearings. No definite line
of procedure has been adopted, but
the mayor and associates favor a lib
eral policy in bringing out anything
which will tend to help them in plac
ing the police department upon a sub
stantial basis.
Mayor Dahlman has committed
himself in a meeting of the city coun
cil that the police department needs
Superintendent Kugel maintains
that hisdepartment is in betteir con
dition than it was when he took
charge four vears ago.
See'k Public's Aid.
In connection with the forthcom
ing gencial investigation, the mayor
"We wish to ask citizens generally
to submit to us any knowledge they
may have in connection with this in
vestigation of the police department.
We want facts, not fairy tales. Now
is the time to speak up. If anybody
lias a suggestion along any particular
line. which we may investigate we will
be pleased to give that suggestion
consideration on its merits. We ask
the co-operation of' the public in this
matter. We also ask members of the
police department to advise us."
U. S. Will Build Big
Nitrate Production Plant
Washington, July 16. Secretary
Baker announced today that plans for
the production of nitrate from atmo
spheric nitrogen would be constructed
immediately at a cost of about $4,000,
000 and that -water power would not
be used. Sites have not been se
lected. " . '-
Further discuss!on4y localities de
siring to be considered as possible
sites is closed temporarily, the an
nouncement says, while the site com
mittee of cabinet officers is making
further engineering studies.
It has been assumed since the ni
trate plant was proposed that a vast
supply of water power would be
needed. Consequently sites with wa
- ter power have been supposed to be
the onlv ones likely to get considera
tion., Mjuscle shoals of the Tennes
see' mer was one of the places most
strongly urged during the debates in
congress. ,
Congress appropriated $20,000,000
for the project. Apparently the en
tire expenditure contemplated by the
War department is one-fifth of that
King George Wants to Drop
German Name of Royal House
London, July 16. King George has
called a special meeting of the privy
council to be held tomorrow for the
purpose of proclaiming a change in
the title of the royal house.
King George is of the house of
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, whose Ger
man name suggests the reason for
the pending change in title. Changes
have been made recently in thetitles
of a number of peers who bore
names wholly or in part of German
origin. '
The Weather
Ff Nebraska Fair, warmer.
Temperature at Omalis, Yesterday.
Hour. Deg.
6 a. m. 60
6 a. m ; 60
7 a. m 63
8 a. m....... 61
a. ni 67
10 a. m 68
U a. m 71
1! w ..-7
,1 p. m 75
2 p. m..... 76
3 p. m..... 76
4 p. m, 77
6 p. m 78
6 p. m 77
'7 p.. m 74
8 p. rn. , 69
Comparative Jx-al Retard.
' 1917. 1916. 1916: 1914.
Highest yesterday... 78 M 84 8
Lowest Yesterday.,,, 60 78 68 71
Mean temperature.... 6 88 76 80
Freciplatton 00 .00 .00 T
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal at Omaha yesterday:
Normal temperature.!, . 7
Deficiency for the day , 6
Total deficiency since ilareh 1... 2iT3
Normal precipitation.. .13 inch
Deficiency for the day U inch
Total rainfall since March 1... .15.70 Inches
Deftlceacy since March 1 .D5!nch
Deficiency for cor. period, 1916. (.73 inches
Deflcleneey for cor, period, 1915. .36 Inch
Beport From Stations at 7 P. M.
tatlon and State Temp. High- Rain
of Weather. 7 p. m. est. fair.
Cheyenne, clear. 74 76 .AO
Davenport, part cloudy .68 24 .08
Denver, cloudy 80 , 83 .00
Dee Moines, oeoudy 70 78 .24
Dodge City, part cloudy 84 88 .00
T.ander, part cloudy.... 86 0 .00
North Platte, clear 80 82 .00
Jiualia, cloudy 74 78 .00
I'ueMo, cloudy. ........ 78 84 T
KupM City, cloudy 78 80 .00
K!t r..iko City, clear.., 3 , 82 - .00
Str.t Fee, cloudy 80 8J .00
S.ou- Ctt),' pnrt cloudy. 74 8i .06
a ;?iri'i. cir 5 so .ro
t 4. .emfv.- e:-f finf cmfu i-mf-?y T7
"1 ' Uitiltat'.? trr" of i.rf-.-i t. ilt t i.n.
L. A, VELSil, XvltoruIoLji.
Police Commissioner Votes to
. Dismiss Detective Chief as
Council Ratifies Satur
day's Informal Action.
Superintendent Kugel of the police
department joined the, other six mem
bers of the city council in voting to
dismiss Captain T Stephen Maloney
from the department. At an informal
niectmgSattirday afternoon Commis
sioner Kugel declined to vote.
The council, in regular session,
Iegalley ratified its action in remov
ing Maloney and Detective Paul Sut
ton. The vote against Sutton-was the
same as on Saturday. Kugel and, But
ler being alone in favor of the de
posed officer.
Commissioner Butler offered a sub
stitute resolution in which the charges
against Sutton were dismissed and he
was exonerated and a declaration
made that Sutton's investigation at
Chadron was in his line of duty, sanc
tioned by the superintendent of police
ana lor the gooot tlie police service.
Mr. Kugel was alone in supporting
Butler on that resolution.
In connection with his vote to re
move Sutton the mayor said: "If I
were Sutton, or was a friend of his,
I would feel thankful to the city coun
cil for not having found Sutton guilty
on some of the specific charges jrhich
the council did mot sustain. It -was
shown that that woman had beenwith
Sutton for at least six months before
the Chadron affair and had been work
ing with him on city affairs. I did not
know of that until the hearing. I am
satisfied that Sutton sent that woman
to the detective association's office
at the time she obtained employment
to go to Chadron." ,' .
Council Inconsistent.
In support of his substitute motion,
against the motion to tire Sutton,
Commissioner Butler said: "I think
the council has been very inconsistent
in hndmg button guilty on the only
charge they could trump up. that of
bringing false charges against Ma
lone y." ,
Superintendent Kugel announced he
would not make an appointment to
succeed Maloney until after the gen
eral police investigation has been com
pleted. It is rumored that charges will be
filed against several other members of
the police department on evidence
brought out during the Maloney-Sut-ton
Mr. Maloney stated he did not know
when he would bring his charges
against Superintendent Kugel and
Chief Dunn. Last week he announced
he would file those charges shbrtly
after the Sutton hea.ring had been dis
posed of.
Spanish Reformers
- Expect Aid of Army
Madrid, July 16. Barcelona news
papers publish a note saying that the
assembly of members of Parliament
from Catalonia will be held on Thurs
day, notwithstanding all denials, and
that the organizers of the movement
count on the support of a large part
of the army. . .
Various defense committees on the
other hand, have . held, meetings to
protest against , any such manifesta
tions. It is asserted the army will re
main aloof from politics and obey
the government.
Sixty Cataloiiian senators and depu
ties asked the Spanish government re
cently for administrative autonomy
for all provinces and decided to call
a meeting of members of Parliament
in Barcelona unless the government
summoned Parliament. The govern
ment declined to convene Parliament.
Joohn T. Welby Dropped
From Mooney Case
San Francisco, July. 16. JohnT.
Welby, a juror in the murder trial of
Mrs. Rena Mooney was dismissed
from the panel today by Superior
Judge Emmet Seawell. His place was
automatically filled by the thirteenth
juror, William S. Dean. Welby be
came separated from the jury on Sat
urday while inspecting buildings near
the scene of a bomb explosion last
July when ten persons werckilled.
Czech Deputy Causes Uproar by
Saying All World Hates Germany
(By Associated Press.)
, Zurich, July 1 IS. The Austrian
Reichstrat was thrown in. an uproar
on Saturday when the former Czech
minister, Herr Praschek, declared the
hate of the entire world was not di
rected against Austria, but against
Germany, and that Austria should de
tach itself from its ally, says a Vienna
"How are we to obtain peace," de
manded Herr Praschek, "if we cling
to the German side? Mifst we con
tinue to sacrifice our interests to the
expansion of Germany? Must we con
tinue to submit to the German mili
tarism that has drawn us into this
The speaker declared that Czech
deputies had been imprisoiicd''for at
tempting to bring about an ?lltauce
; of 'Austria ' with ttH.'St.V r.tul Frar.
iuud aducu tlisl if they were to Ic stig
Reports Gathered Throughout
the State Indicate Added
Millions of Bushels Over
Last Year's Harvest.
The winter wheat harvest is' un
der way. The quality is good and
where the plant wa's not winter
killed the yield is heavy. It is es
timated that the total yield will be
12,000,0001 bushels, which is but
about 20 per cent of the normal.
Winter wheat yield is es
timated at 6,250,000 bushels, an in
crease of about 50 per cent over
last year.
The oat crop ft estimated at 93.-
000,000 bushels, or an increase of
25,000,000 bushels.
There is a substantial increase in
barley and rye.
Potatoes promise an enormous
crop ana although it is a little.
learjy to forecast what may be ex-
peered, it is estimated mat n mere
Is normal precipitation from now
on the Nebraska crop will be 13,-
250,000 bushels, or about 50 per
cent more than last year.
The second cutting ot altalta has
been put into the stack and the
cutting of the wild hay crop, which
is heavy, is well along.
Crops Not Suffering.
The Burlington, Northwestern and
Rock Island railroads are out with
their respective crop" reports for the
week ending last Saturday and cov
ering the agricultural districts of Ne
braska. Three roads agree -that while Ne
braska crops are not suffering on ac
count of a lack of moisture, the dan
ger stage is not far away. All over
the state corn is making a good
growth and has just about reached tht
normal condition for. this season of
the yeart -. i .
Generally, afmost free from weeds,
the fields have been laid by and every-
.a 1 . .l.:.
wucie idrjiieiB arc turning incir at
tention to the harvesting; of small
grain and putting up hay. - '
The Burlington report goes into de
tail, giving the condition of corn in
every county in Nebraskaand also in
the vicinity of most of the stations.
These reports are summarized and
considered by divisions, the Omaha
division including the eastern portion
of the state, the Lincoln the south
ern and central portions, the Wymore
the north central and the McCook the
Corn Figures High.
Estimating corn at 100 per cent un
der normal conditions at this season,
the estimate in the summary is:
Omaha division. '..100 per cent
Lincoln division....... 100 per cent
Wymore dlvlion.............,;i06 percent
McCook division..... 88 per cent
Getting in line with the other rail
roads, President Bush of the Missouri
Pacific has issued instructions' to com
pany employes urging a conservation
of alt materials and supplies that en
ter into railroad operation. He lays
particular stress on the matter of con
serving the coal supply.
Red Cross is Building Big
"Laughing Gas,r Plant
Paris, July 16. Official announce
ment is made that all private organi
zations which desire to give medical
aid to American troops must be un
der.. Red Cross military control and
The Red Cross is now constructing
the largest nitrous oxide plant in the
world. The product, - commonly
known as laughing gas, will be used
as an anaesthetic in all American
dressing stationsand hospitals.
May Compromise Demands
Of Finland Malcontents
Petrograd, July IS. The semi-official
News Agency today received
and made public the following tele
gram from Helsingfors, Finland;
"Confidence was expressed here to
day that a compromise would be
reached on Monday, which will sat
isfy Finnish demands- without revo
lutionary acts or a declaration of Fin
nish independence."
matized as traitors, then all Czech
who believed similarly should be so
Amsterdam, July 16. It is reported
from Vienna that the German and
Bohemian members of the upper and
lower houses of the Austrian parlia
ment have adopted jointly a resolu
tion setting forth 'their desire for
peace within the country and the pos
sibility of Germans and Czechs liv
ing side by side without abridgement
of the "national self-determination"
of both elements. The resolution
says, however, that a separate Bo
hemian constitution would not be
recognized. f
The adoption of this resolution evi
dently was prompted by the increas
ing unrest among the Czechs, an im- i
portant element of Austria's popula.
110:1. iiiey are rioried to he out of
c;y ::'V- villi l'if nflit -uuc pojiv;' '
o ilit ; CvHiiaiu in Atistiia. ,
Up to
E. F. Denison to Be General
Secretary and Rev. C. E.
Cobbey Will Lead Re
ligious Workers.
E. F.,Denison, general secretary of
the Omaha Young Men's Christian
association, and Rev. Charley E. Cob
bey, pastor, of the First Christian
church, will so to; Dcming, N. M.,
v ith the Nebraska National Guard.
Mr. Denison goes to New Mexico
as general secretary of the Young
Men's. Christian association camp,
while Dr.- Cobbey will be in charge
of the religious work.
The Omaha men will he in control
of all the Young Men's Christian as
sociation work tor all of the national
guardsmen who go into camp at Dem-
ing. I heir jurisdiction thus will ex
tend over the "Y" work among not
only the soldiers of the Nebraska
(Continued en race lour. Column Two
Ban Upon Mobilization
News is Partly Lifted
Washington, July 16. Volunteer
censorship regulations under which
the newspapers have refrained front
reporting troop movements were par
tially suspended today by the War
department and the public informa
tion committee so as to permit the
papers to print almost unrestricted
news about the mobilization of the
National Guard for war service.
This statement was issued;-
"The onlv restriction that the War
department places upon the news of
the mobilization of the National
Guard is that of secrcy concerning
train routes and t
Publication of t
rain schedules."
the exact route and
I'll';, rn clcrwnt:rc. li 15 pointed our.
!sr:t ! im 'ic ,ttcai;)u to interfere with
he iraihs.
I '
indications that Some Divisions
Will - Be Ready to Board,
Transports Soon After
General Mobilization.
Washington, July 16. Mobilization
of the National Guard began today.
While no' orders for embarkation of
state troops' for, France will be given
until after August S, when the entire
force will he formally drafted into the
United States army, there are indica
tions that some divisions will be re
garded as ready to board transports
soon after that date.
The first clause of President Wil
son's proclamation providing for the
federalization of the National Guard
for the war became effectiv yester
day. Under it all guard units from
New York, Fennslyvania, Obi , West
Virginia. Michigan,' Wisconsin, Min
nesota, Iowa, North and South Da
kota and Nebraska went on the fed
eral pay roll from that date.
Concentration Begins.
Actual concentration of troops in
their home forces or state camps be
gan today. Approximately one-half
of the t-tal. strength of the National
Guard or mere than . 123,000 men is
included in the force assembling.
Rapid progress is being mad in re
lieving guard regiments which have
been in the federal service since the
declaration of war guarding property.
This work will be taken over largely
by civilian watchmen.
It will be necessary to retain
guardsmen for the protection of cer
tain big munitions works and other
property vital to the' conduct of the
war. The department, commanders
will hold such troops as they deem
advisable for this purpdse.
Movements to General Camps.
The jicxt step in the general mo
bilization will be the ordering of divi
sions to 'the camp sites already se
lected for them, A full supply of
tentage is' available, department re
ports show, and the divisions will
entrain as rapidly as the command
ers of the departments from which
they come and of those in which
j their camps are located agree a s to
The most serinui shortage of, war
equipment for the guard is in the
artillery. For training purposes the
big gun regiments undoubtedly will
continue to use the equipment they
have, supplemented by such additional
(Continue! oJ Paire Two, Column Three.)
Lutheran Officials
Refute Council
The official' heads of the various
Lutheran church bodies in Nebraska
will meet this morning in Immanuel
Lutheran church to take official action
toward refuting the aspersion which
has been cast upon the church by the
statement of the Nebraska State
Council of Defense that "conspicuous
leaders" of the church have been dis
loyally active or passive" in regard to
the war.
Rev. Luther M. Kuhns will preside.
The general council and the genrral
, synod, i't riwo larsest bodies, will he
1 represented by their presidents, who
Germans Are Rushing Troops From France and Italy and
Are Rearranging Their Positions Cossacks In
Galicia Gain Thirty Miles In Week
and Capture Town of Dolina -
Washington, July 16. -The whole Russian front, from the
Gulf of Riga to Roumanta, is reported in official dispatches to
day from Petrograd to the Russian embassy here to be alive
with battle. '
The Germans are said to be rushing up troops from the
Italian and French fronts and to be entirely rearranging their
itUlUN nftMlLK
New Chancellor Will Make His
Maiden Speech in Reichstag;
Kaiser Consulting Gener-.
.als and Party Leaders.
Amsterdam, July 16 A Berlin
telegram to an Amsterdam news
agency quotes the Tageblatt of
Berlin to the effect that the Catho
lic Center party in the Reichstag
has decided with two dissenting
votes to make S declaration in favor
of peace efforts without regard to
the attitude of the national liberals.
Copenhagen, July lopr. Georgt
Micnacli?, lher new chancelIor.'will
(feltver his maiden speech in the
Reichstag Thursday. The address is
expected to contain an announcement
of his forthcoming program. : !
Field Marshal von Hmdenburg and
General Ludendorf, who were sum
moned to Berlin by Emperor William,
are continuing the conferences with
party leaders. Dr. Michaelis is partici
pating in them. v '
The Part-German Independent
league met and adopted a resolution
of protest against the proposed peace
action of the Reichstag, declaring the
adoption of the majority would result
in the indefinite continuance of the
war and the political and economical
ruin of the Germans.
Dr. Michaelis is the father of a
family of a size encouraged by Em
peror William. He has six children,
hut one has been killed in the war.
Two daughters are engaged in public
welfare work and the third daughter
is in charge of a soldiers' convalescent
Aristocrat for Foreign Minister.
Copenhagen, July 16. The Berlin
correspondents report that Count
Brockdorff-Rantzau, the German min
ister at Copenhagen, has been se
lected to succeed Dr. Alfred Zim
mermann as imperial foreign
(Cuntlnmd on Tt Two, Column One.)
I.W.W. Not Financed
By Germans, Says
' Secret Service
Washington, July 16. Reports that
the activities of the Industrial Work
ers of the World in the west recently
had been financed by German gold
have failed of substantiation after an
exhaustive investigation by agents of
the Department of Justice.
Officials said today they believed
that nearly all the German money in
this country has been located and that
virtually none of it has been used in
that way.
A number of arrests were reported
today from various sections of the
west of members of the Industrial
Workers of the World under tht
president's alien enemy proclamation.
It was said, however, that the per
centage of German sympathizers
found in the organization was be
lieved to be no higher than that in
many other organizations.
The Council of Defense took, the 1
position that' North Platte and other
Nebraska towns could handle tne
'"I. W. W. menace" without state aid,
and that there would be no interfer
ence by the council unless direct ap
peal was made by municipal authori
ties. Meet Today to
of Defense Charges,
were summoned by telegraph follow
ing a meeting lant Friday. There wil!
also be present the president. of the
Missouri Lutheran body and of the
German Lutheran synod ot Nebraska
l.tli fit 1 line iiciiur 1 hi r.prma 11 Ian- i
guage in their churches. : Thus, h? helping the helpless babies
Pastors of German Lutheran small children of the deserving
churches in Omaha have been invited I poor you will forget your own suffer
to be present and have premised to ,nH m the heat. - r
come. . ; Previously acknowledged...... $90. 73
'It will be such a gathering of I.u-'No
thcran offiriils as has never ' before j
he; n seen in Nebraska," said Rev. Mr.
Ivtihni. I
On the northern front, neav Riga,
German reinforcements are rushing
up by sea transport. On the Lem
berg front the troops are being
shifted back and forth by means
of heavy automobiles in an attempt
to prevent further advances by Gen
eral Korniloff.
On the southern front in the Car-
Eathian the Austrians are said to
in full flight.
(Asoorlated Pre War Summary.)
Although the movement of the Rus
sian infantry engaged in General
Korniloff's big offensive in eastern
Galicia is being hampered by bad
weather, the Cossacks apparently
have been able to keep up their dash
ing tactics. This is indicated by a
report from Petrograd through Rome
today that the town of Dolina has
been occupied by Russian forces.
vlf this announcement proves ac
curate it means an advance of more
than, thirty miles for the Russians
since the opening of the drive south
of the Dniester, a week ago. The of
ficial reports have placed them nearly
two-thirds of this distance from their
starting point, as Kalusz, taken by
Korniloff s troops last-week, is some
twenty miles from Stanislau, which
virtually was their place of de
parture. At Katusi! the Russians were estab
lished on the westerly bank of the
Lomnica, whence the Austrians had
hot been ab!e to drive them, although
heavy attacks had been launched in
the attempt. The route thence to
Dolina lies along the Stanislau-Stryj
railway line. An advance here means
considerable progress ' in the move
ment now under way, intended to
throw General von Boehm-Ermolli's
army back gainst the Carpathians.
The Rome reports, indeed, declare
that this already has been accomp
lished. - . y
Hard Fighting In FranceT
The hard fighting that has marked
the last few days along the French
front in northern France still contin-.
ues. Last night the Germans made
a desperate attempt to regain the im-
portant observation posts they, lost
when the French on Saturday night
took a strongly fortified position in
the vicinity of Mont Haut and the Te
ton in the Champagne. The attack
ing forces were able to make no im
pression on the Teton positions and
at Mont Haut they recovered only a
(Centum! on Pa Two, Colnmn Three.)
King of Grece Ignores 1
Demands of the Premier
Paris, July IS. A dispatch to the
Temps from Athens says:
"Serious difficulties appear to have
arisen between the new king of.
Greece and Premier Venizelos. One
indication of this is the postponement
by the king of th signing of a de
cree to resummon the 1915 Chamber
of Deputies, which was illegally dis
solved by the then premier, bteplw
anos Skouloudis. i
M. Venizelos demands that the
king openly cease carrying out his
father's internal and external policies,
but the king is postponing action or
has refused to give his approval to
such categorical repudiations."
German Hotels Without i
Napkins and Table Cloths
Copenhagen, July 16. The textile
shortage now deprives Germany of
napkins and table cloths, the use of
which in hotels and restaurants in
that country has . been forbidden.
Hotels arc prohibited changing bed
linens more often than once a week
for guests.
Bar Silver Rises to
Another New Record
New York. July 16. Another rec
ord point was reached here today in
bar silver, when 8H4C an ounce was
quoted in the market.
The Bee's Free Milk
end Ice Fund
! Take any sum from 10 cents to
! $5.00, enclose it with your nanje in an
envelope and address MUk and Ice
Fund, The Bee, Omaha." Or bring
it to The Bee ornce.
G. W......
Total . .'.