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BITS OF NEWS
MAY START CROSS ATLANTIC
FLIGHT IN A WEEK OR TWO.
Bayonne, N. J., Feb. 10. The first
cross-Atlantic flight is to be tried in
a week or so by Capt. Hugo Sund
stedt, a Swedish aviator, providing
the seaplane recently invented by
liim and with which he is now ex
ncrimenting, fulfills his expectations.
I hts announcement was made to
night by Captain Sundstedt who
hopes to make the flight in 22 hours
ittd w in a prize of $110,000.
MAY HOLD CONVERSATION
BY WIRELESS 12,000 MILES.
New York, Feb 10. A person may
he able to hold a wireless conversa
tion over a distance of 12,000 miles
as the result of an invention of an
American engineer, Ernest F. W.
Alcxanderson, of the General Elec
tric company, according to a pdc
diction made today by Dr. Lee De
forest, wireless expert. The present
radius of radio telephone conversa
tion is 6,000 miles.
STATE TROOPS ORDERED TO
IRON MOUNTAIN, MICH.
Iron Mountain, Mich., Feb. 10. A
detachment of state troops has been
ordered to Iron River where an out
break of the American Anarchist so
ciety was threatened. The organi
zation has been in existence for
years, but never became threatening
until encouraged by the strikes on
the coast and at Butte and by in
"endiary talks by I. V. W. agents.
The anarchists, are threatening to
call a general strike and loot the
town if their demands are not met.
TELEGRAPHERS UNION ASKS
DISMISSAL OF BURLESON.
Washington, Feb. lO.-j-District
council No. 24, Commercial Telegra
phers union of America of Wash
ington, yesterday adopted resolu
tions asking President Wilson to
dismiss Fostniaster General Burle
son, In an open letter to the presi
dent the council charges the teleg
raphers' treatment has been "most
extraordinary, outrageously unjust,
unamerican and undemocratic," and
asserts that more than 500,000 wir.e
communication workers are "under
the yoke of coercion."
They protest against the appoint
ment of Thodore N. Vail and espec
ially against that of Newcomb Carl
MAY OPEN COFFEE HOUSES
TO TAKE PLACE OF SALOONS
New York, Feb. 10. Coffee hous
es as a substitute for saloons -when
prohibition goes into effect next
July is a plan now being supported
by a number of prominent ministers
of New York.
The coffee houses would take on
an atmosphere of small working
men's clubs, where groups of men
could gather about tables and drink
coffee or some other liquor substi
tute while discussing topics of the
day. The suggestion is advanced
that the stores to be vacated by the
saloons be taken over.
ROCHESTER THREATENS TO
CO ON BEER STRIKE.
Rochester, N. Y., Feb. 10. This
cily threatens to go dry tomorrow
when beer at 10 cents a glass makes
its appearance. General sentiment
today was that a glass of the fav
orite brew at that price is impossi
ble. Brewers raised the wholesale price
of beer to $4 t barrel last night and
instructed the retailers to double
the price to the customers tomor
row. DAVID BELASCO TO BECOME
MOVIE ACTOR FOR 2 DAYS.,
New York, Feb. 10. David Bel
aco will become a movie actor for
one two-reel feature. He will appear
in "A Star Over Night," which will
be one of the exhibits at a "carry
on" benefit he announced tonight to
be given in his theater February 23,
the proceeds of which are to be de
voted by the Stage Women's War
Relief to the work of their debarka
tion hospital No. S. Also appearing
at the benefit will be a score or more
of noted women stage luminaries, in-i
eluding Hazel Dawn, Miss Julia Ar
thur, Miss Frances Starr, Jane
Cowl. Florence Reed, Marie Dress
ier, George M. Cohan, William Col
lier and otherl.
Miss " Mary' Alice Kennedy
Blows Her Brains Out After
Learning of Sweet
Miss Mary Alice Kennedy. 19,
killed herself at her home, 2518 G
street. South Side, at 6:30 o'clock
last night when her . 'sweetheart,
Walter Moiers, 21,' 4208 South
Twenty-sixth street, wrote her that
(:e already was married.
At a dance, which both young peo
ple attended, Miss Kennedy was
heard to complain of Moiers' friend
ship with other women. It is under
stood a quarrel followed between
she two whcir'Moiers escorted the
young woman home.
Monday Mis Kennedy received a
letter lor Moiers stating that he al
ready was married. In the despond
ent mood which the letter is thought
to have caused, the young woman
tnded her life by shooting. The
bullet entered her brain.
Mr. Moiers has not been arrested
and no word had been received from
hint by the police or the dead girl's
familv at a late hour Mondav.
Miss Kennedy has been employed j
as a bookkeeper at the Union Pacific
headquarters for a year. She is sur
vived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
William P. Kennedy, and two broth
ers. Moiers is a timekeeper at' the
Swisi plant on the South Side.
VOL. 48. NO. 204.
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Women Leaders Issue State
ments Criticising Action of
Senate; Hitchcock Stays
With the Opposition.
Washington, Feb. 10. By a mar
gin of one vote, equal suffrage met
its fourth defeat today in the sen
ate. No, further action at this ses
sion is now possible but advocates
announced that the now nearly half a
century old campaign for submis
sion of the Susan B. Anthony con
stitutional amendment to the 'states
would be renewed when the sixty
si'xth congress convened.
On the final roll call today, 55
senators oik less than the required
two-thirds vote'd for adoption of
the resolution and 29 senators cas't
their ballots against it. Compara
tively brief debate preceded the vote,
which officially killed the resolution
adopted by the house on January 10,
1918. by a vote of 274 to 136. Defeat
of" the measure was witnessed by
crowds of women in the gallerieh,
but there were no demonstrations
and dramatic incidents which have
marked previous senate votes on the
question were lacking. Up to the
last ni omen t, managers of the reso
lution expressed confidence of ss
curing the one vote they needed, but
the opposition held firm.
Statements by leaders.
Immediately after the vote was
announced suffrage leaders issued
statements, prepared in advance
criticising the senate action and an
nouncing that the fight would be re
newed in the next congress. Sup
porters of the resolution generally
predicted that success wouia De atr
tained then. 1
Twenty-four democrats and 31 re
publicans voted for the resolution,
while 18 democrats and 11 republic
ans opposed it.' Of the senators ab
sent and paired, eight were record
ed in the affirmative and four in the
negative, indicating that sentiment
of the 96 members stood 63 to 33 in
favor of the resolution.
What Roll Call Shows. 1
The roll calls follows:
Democrats Ashurst, Culberson,
Gerry, Gore, Henderson, Johnson of
South Dakota; Jones of New Mex
ico: Kendrick, Kirby, Lewis, Mc
Kellar, Myers, Nugent, Pittman.
Pollock, Ransdell, Robinson, Shaf
roth, Sheppard, Smith of Arizona,
Thomas, Thompson, Vardaman and
Republicans Calder, Colt, Cum
mins, Curtis. Fernald, France, Frel
inghuysen, Gronna, Harding, John
son of California; Jones of Wash
ington; Kellogg, Kenyon, LaFol
lette, Lenroot, McCumber, McNary,
Nelson. New, Norris, Page, Poindex
ter, Sherman, Smith of Michigan,
Smoot, Spencer, Sterling, Suther
land, Townsend, Warren and Wat
son 31. Total for, SS.
Voting against the resolution
Democrats Bankhead, Beckman,
Fletcher, Gay, Hardwick, Hitchcock
Martin of Virginia; Overman, Pom
erene, Saulsbury, Simmons, Smith of
Georgia; Smith of South Carolina;
Swanson, Trammel, Underwood,
Williams and Wolcott 18.
Republicans Baird, Borah.'Bran
degee, Dillingham, Hale, Lodge,
McLean, Moses, Penrose, Wads
worth and Weeks 11. Total
The following were paired:
Chamberlain of Oregon and Mar
tiu of Kentucky, with Reed of Mis
souri; Goff. of West Virginia, and
Owen of Oklahoma, with Shields of
Tennessee; Hollis of New Hamp
shire, and King of Utah, with Knox
of Pennsylvania, and Phelan of Cal
ifornia and Fall of New Mexico,
with Smith of Maryland.
Because of the two-thirds required
for adoption, two advocates of the
resolution were paired against one
Other Votes Taken.
The senate voted on the Susan B.
Anthony amendment in 1887, 16-senators
being recorded for it and 34
against it. The next vote was in
1914. senators dividing 35 for and
34 against! On October 1, 1918, the
vote was 54 to 30, or two less than
the necessary majority.
The one vote gained today was that
of Semtator Pollock of South Caro
lina, democrat, who spoke in vig
orous support of the measure. Sen
ator Pollock succeeded former Ccn
Uor Bennett, who voted last Or.
tober in opposition and will retire
himself next mouth. In his address
toda Mr. Pollock denied thi con
tention that the amendment would
affect white rule in the .
declared that women had earned the
right of suffrage by their work in
Slight Earthquake Felt
in Southeastern Cuba
Havana, Feb. 10. A slight earth
quake shock was felt this morning
at Santiago de Cuba, on the south
eastern coast of the island. There
are no reports of any damage having
Entered wcM4-elu witlir May 28, 1 90S. it
Om.hi P. 0. u.dir act at Mirclf 3. 1(71
Social Body of Woman's Club
In Heated Discussion Calls for
Apology From Rev. Leavens
Unitarian Pastor From Pulpit Attacked Stand Woman's
Club . Took in Wilma Rice Case When Hearing
Was Refused the Detention Home Inmate.
Page Rev. Robert F. Leavens of the Unitarian church!
The Omaha Woman's club political and social science
! department is after him! Its
apology irom the reverend, gentleman who severely rebuked
them at their last meeting two weeks ago. The dear ladies
give him two weeks of grace in which to act.
A few among them rather hoped the apology -would be
forthcoming at the meeting held Monday afternoon in the
Y. W. C. A. but some one explained Dr. Leavens had only re
ceived notice Saturday morning that the Woman's club de
partment expected such a thing from him and it was only
fair to give him time until the next meeting to make some
Women Will Stay Watchful.
So the members voted to wait
two weeks that is, 10 women out of
the 40 present did, on the second
call to vote. The first time only
three women voted to do anything
"Please take sonic stand, either
for or against the action of your
executive committee," requested the
leader, Mrs. H. J. Bailey. In re
sponse to this appeal 10 women
stood. The rest declined to vote
"I don't believe you'll ever get an
apology from Dr .Leavens, and I
wouldn't want hiin to extend one,"
came ,back from Mrs. C. W. Hayes,
former president of the Omaha
Woman's club and the only one
who voted against the action. "Get
oyer these petty, personal fusses
get into the spirit of good work. I
am chagrined that you should take
the time of this department for such
a petty thing."
Dr. Leavens put the thing where
I'm sorry you women
AT SEATTLE IS
Gil OUGHT TO END
Committee Passes Resolution
Advising All Labor Unions to
Return to Work; Members
Thrown Into Confusion.
Seattle, Wash., Feb. 10. Seattle's
general strike, the first of its kind
ever attempted in the United States,
will end officially at noon tomorrow.
Decision to call off the strike was
reached at 1 o'clock today by the
general strike committee, composed
of delegates from all of the 130
locajs on strike, after a four-hour
session. The committee meeting
was adjourned after the decision
The resolution by which the strike
was declared off contained a state
ment advising all labor union's which
returned to work Sunday or today to
go on strike again until tomorrow
noon as a demonstration of the sol
idarity of labor, so that all would
return to work togetrysr.
Members of the various unions
were thrown' into confusion by thi s
request and it was considered un
certain whether it could be gen
erally observed, due to the lack of
time for calling meetings.
Following is the resolution by the
general strike committee:
"Whereas, This strike committee
now assembles in the middle of the
general understanding of the true
understanding of the true status of
the general strike; and,
"Whereas, The executive commit
tee is satisfied that, regardless of
the ultimate action that the rank and
file would take, the rank and file did
stand pat and the stampede to return
to work was not on the part of the
rank and file, but rather on the part
of their leaders.
"However, be it understood that
this committee does not question the
honesty of any of the representatives
of the general movement.
"Therefore, be it,
"Resolved, That the following ad
tion become effective at once, Febru
ary 10, 1919:
Metal Workers Mum.
"That this strike committee ad
vises all affiliated unions that have
taken action to return their men to
work, that said unions shall again
call their men to respond immedi
atly to, the call of the rank and file
'until 12 noon, February 11, 1919, and
to then declare this strike at a suc
cessful determination, and if de
velopments should then make it nec
essary, that the strike be continued,
that further action be referred to the
rank and file exclusively."
Officials of the metal trades coun
cil,, 25,000 members of which still
are on strike, refused to comment on
the effect which the end of the
sympathetic walkout would have on
tjic status of their strike, beyond
saying that jt "undoubtedly would
have some bearing" on the shipyard
workers' future movements.
Theatrical managers were uncer
tain whether they could commence
business before tomorrow or not.
It was stated that theaterical fede
ration members, who voted last
night to return to work, later re
scinded their aetion and might not
return until the general strike offi
members demand an abject
Will Not Retract
When notified by The Bee of
the Social Science department's
action the Rev. R. R Leavens
authorized the following reply:
"I shall reply to Mrs. Bailey's
letter as courteously as I can
within a ,few days. My reply
will not indicate any change in
cannot take it that way," she ex
claimed in a voice of suppressed
emotion. "I tell you frankly and
truly, Dr. Leavens had no desire to
offend you. He was thoroughly
conscientious in what he said. Dr.
Leavens has seen conditions in
Omaha and know whereof he
speaks. The trouble is to get oth
er people to see how had they are."
"Mrs. Hayes is speaking beside
the point," interrupted Mrs. D. G.
(Continued on Pag Two, Column Four.)
HAD FOURTH BOY
ACCUSED AS ONE
OF AUTO GANG
Police- Arrest W. J.: Hurst of
Benson; Now Hold Quartet
Charged With Whole-
' Sale Thefts.
W. J. Hurst, 2727 North Sixtyj
third street, suspected?' of being an
accomplice of Hans Nelson, 3022
California street; Arthur Freeman,
2625 Caldwell street; and D. J. Dono
hue, 1123 North Twenty-sixth street,
was arrested Monday night by de
tectives at his home in Benson.
Hurst declines to speak of his ac
tions with the three boys who were
arrested for investigation in connec
tion with;the theft of automobiles in
Omaha and Sioux City. Nelson,
Freeman and Donohue have confess
ed to the theft of automobiles in
Omaha and irt their confession
named Hurst as a fourth member of'
The youths', none of them yet 20,
who apparently have been stealing
care' in the boldest manner in Ne
braska, Iowa and South Dakota for
quite some time.
Drove to Sioux City.
According to the police, the 'boy's
on January 14 stole a Dodge and
a Buick car in Omaha and drove
them to Sioux City, la., where they
were disposed of through one of the
numerous fences recently unearth
ed there as working in conjunction
with the police and insurance men.
Owing to the fact that, the boys
stole so many autos they are un
able to remember where these cars
were parked in Omaha.
After disposing of the cars taken
in Omaha, the boys went to'Elcas
ter, S. D., where Donahue and the
fourth member of the youthful band
of auto bandits, not yet arrested by
the polfce, stole a Mitchell automo
bile belonging to Earl Harding, a
farmer residing just outside of El
caster. Breaks Down at Rosalie.
Witli this oar they tried to reach
Omaha, but broke down at Rosalie,
where they left it in a garage for
February 4 they stole a Stude
baker car belonging to J. C. Mur
phy, 2765 California street, and on
their way to Sioux City, where they
expected to dispose of their loot, the
rear axle of the auto broke just as
they reached the outskirts of Rosa
lie. Towing the stolen auto into the
town, the garage owner grew sus
picious and notified the Omaha po
lice, who arrested the youthful ban
dits. Police officials believe that these
boys, with the- aid of friends, were
responsible for most of the many
automobile ' thefts committed : in
Omaha in .the last few weeks.
China Must Work in Harmony
at the Peace Conference
London Feb. 10. Japan has noti
fied China that China must work in
harmony with Japan at the peace
conference and must undertake not
to reveal to the conference secret
Chino-Japanese agreements accord
ing to a Reuter dispatch from Pek
ing, dated February 3.
FEBRUARY 11, 1919. ?
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Police at Loss to Know Reason
for Mysterious Killing of
M. E. .Brink in Los
Los Angeles, Feb. 10. (Special
Telegram.) M. E. Brink, rich resi
dent of Homer, Neb., was instantly
killed in his room at the Nebraska
hotel, 704 East Fifth street, by a
bullet fired from a revolver in the
hands of E. G. Keyenchne, 37, who
came to Los Angeles recently from
Denver, Colo., where he is said to
be a well-knnu'n hnsimc man
The killing occurred early this
morning when the proprietor of
the hotel; R. A. Rustad, heard sev
eral shots fired in Brink's room.
( Brink in Death Grip.
Summoning other guests, he ran to
the floor and saw Brink and Key
enchne rolling in a death grip in the
hallway. As Mr. Rustad reached
the struggling men, Brink sudden
ly released his hold and fell limp.
Rustad and the guests then jump
ed upon the alleged gunman and ad
minister a severe beating, which
closed both of his eyes, split his
lip and tore both ears. When Police
Sergeant Haellowel arrived, he had
considerable difficulty in separating
Brink was rushed to the receiv
ing hospital, where it was found
that one of the bullets had pierced
his heart. How he could have con
tinued struggling after receiving a
mortal wound is a puzzle to Dr. A.
Zorb, who examined the body.
Keyenchne was brought to the
hospital later for medical treatment,
but on arriving feigned deafness, re
fusing to answer questions. Among
his effects were found a 32-caliber
revolver with three cambers empty,
a flashlight and $50 in money.
According to Rustad, the hotel pro
prietor, Brink entered the hotel
alone. No one can be found who
saw Keyenchne enter.
Believe Motive Revenge.
It is believed the slayer went di
rectly to Brink's room and there lay
in wait for his victim.
His motive is believed to have'
been revenge and the police have
begun a widespread investigation to
determine if possible past relations
of the two men.
Left Year Ago.
According to The Bee's core
spondent at Emerson, Neb., Mr.
Brink left Emerson about a year ago
without telling where he was going.
Mrs. Brink refused to give out any
information regarding her husband's
For many years Brink was the
nigmV marshal of Emerson and pre
viously was an employe of the Stand
ard Oil Co. Some wealthy brothers
of Mr. Brink reside on a farm near
Ponca, Neb., and others not far from
A son Millard Brink, 21, is em
ployed by a construction company
in a little town 50 miles north of
Los Angeles. Millard Brink gave
himself up in Omaha at the time the
United States entered the war, after
he had deserted the United States
Coast artillery, with which he served
in the Philippines. He was sentenced
to serve a te.rm in the federal peni
tentiary at Fort Leavenworth and
was nardoned after 10 months. Since
then he has been living in California.
Save for the information from lhe
Bee, Mrs. Bfink has no news or con
firmation of , her husband's death.
Brink was not a drinking man.
Governor and "First Lady"
to Be in Omaha Next Monday
Gov. S. R. McKelvie and "the first
lady of Nebraska," will make their
first inint visit iii Omaha since the
governor's election, next Monday,
when they will be guest ot the
Omaha Woman's club political and
social science department at lunch
eon at the Conant hotel. Atten
dance is limited to 45 guests.
After the luncheon at 2:30 p. m.
the governor will address an open
meeting of the Woman's club in the
Y. W. CA.
Nat Goodwin Left Estate
of Six Thousand Dollars
New York. Feb. 10. Nat Goodwin
who died recently after a long and
successful theatrical career, left .an
estate of only $6,000, it was dis
closed today .when letter of admin
istration were applied for on behalf
of the actor's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Nathaniel C. Goodwin of Roxbury,
Mass. The comedian was interest
ed in various mining and commercial
Pas3 Contract Appropriations.
Washington, Feb. 10. The house
bill providing for a reduction of
$15,000,000,000 in war appropriations
and contract authorizations, and
make deficiency appropriations of
$295,000,000 was passed today by
the senate without a record vote,
ft now goes to conference.
By Mall (I year). Dally. 14,50: Sunday. 12.50:
Dally and Sua., (9.M: eulilda Neb. agitata antra
mmm mi i h
CITY DETECTIVE WHO
Think Troops Are Being Kept
. on Pretext of Economic Ne
cessity; Slow in Return
London, Feb. 10. (British Ser
vice.) British newspapers of all
opinions are devoting serious atten
tion to the attitude by the German
government toward armistice condi'
The Daily News' Paris correspon
dent sends aTlispatch from "author
itative sources," in which he says his
informant told him he had reason to
believe Germany is not continuing to
"She has now concentrated more
than 18 divisions under von Hin
denburg on the western front," the
correspondent says. "We also have
the best reasons to believe Germany
is keeping her troops under arms on
pretext of economic necessity. Some
military authorities think Germany
has sought more material to : give
necessary armament to 3,000,000 men.
German demobilization is a condi
tion to our demobilization and there
fore disbandonment is impossible
so long as Germany does not con
tinue to demobilize.
Time Has Arrived.
Allied military authorities con
sider the time has arrived for Ger
many to give up her military
strength that she be brought to
such a condition she cannot resist
the conditions of peace now being
prepared. The allied theory always
has been that we shall frame condi
tions which Germany will have to
accept, and that there is nothing to
discuss except as regards details.
"For this reason, Germany is try
ing to keep up her military strength
so that she can send a delegate to
the peace congress for a thoroughly
military discussion on the peace con
ditions imposed. On this point the
French national socialist party and
its extreme left wing is strongly op
posed to anything being done to
save Germany from the consequenc
es of defeat. In this . matter- the
French government will be support
ed by the entire nation."
x Fdch Sees Danger.
The correspondent says he has
been informed by a, competent Brit
ish authority that Marshal -,-Foch
"made a declaration of a somewhat
serious character at a meeting of
the supreme war council."
"He feels," this authority is quot
ed as saying, "that the Gerrnans are
beginning to forget they are beaten.
They are apt to forget we are in a
state of war. They have been slow
in handing-over, transports, and we
are demobilizing fast; they are not
continuing to demobilize. ,Therc is
danger of Germany saying, 'we do
not care anything ab'out'yout league
of nations and we have got our
troops.' LTnless a change takes
place, we might be faced with a
situation in which Germany, as re
gards the number of men in the
field, will have three ..men against
the allies' two.
"The question of -demobilization
has been taken up by- the supreme
war council. All the technical ad
visers have certainly been in favor
of taking what additional measures
may be necessary to prevent anji
danger to the allies or their posi
tions or any danger, to their not -being
able to dictate what peace terms
According to Marshal Foch's esti
mate, the Germans are now capable
of placing an army of 3,000,000 men
in the field in two months' time.
Edison Does High Kicking
Stunts at 72 Years of Age
New York, Feb.'' 10. Thomas A.
Edison stretched an arm out in,
front of him at right angles to, his
body and kicked with each foot in ,
turn until his toes touched his finger
"Now I dare any one to say I am
getting old," said the inventor who
will be 72 years old tomorrow to
men who had assembled here frdm
all parts of the country to con
gratulate him On his birthday. Mr.
Edison said he never felt in better
Tomorrow he will be on his way
to Florida for a six weeks' rest from !
war activities on behalf of the gov-:
ernment. These have not been com-!
flctcd, he said, i
r 'iiin J
COUNCIL VOTES TO
, FROM POLICE FORCE
Commissioner Zimman in Heated Two and a Half-Hour
Discussion Demands Complete Reorganization
of Entire Police Department From Top to Bottom;
Mayor Predicts Downfall of Council
Reorganization of the entire police department from
top to bottom was demanded by City Commissioner Zimman
at the conclusion of the hearing of the charges of gross ne
glect filed against Detective Danbaum before the city coun
cil yesterday afternoon and which ended with a vote of the
commission to dismiss the detective "for the good of the
Commissioner Zimman's impassioned soeech was the
signal for equally passionate
missioner Ringer and Mayor Smith, who imputed motives of
bad faith and self-interest to Mr. Zimman.
The screaming oratory of these speeches was followetj
by Attorney Ben Baker, who, before Mr. Zimman's surprise
attack on the police department, thought his client, Detec
tive Ben Danbaum, was sure of acquittal of the charge of
gross neglect of duty, for which he was on trial.
POLICE OF TWO
Stepbrothers of Miss Sarah
Hurst Take Her Away
From Home of Mother
Iowa and Nebraska police are
searching for Miss Sarah Hurst, 16
years old, 2734 Burt street, who was
kidnaped late Sunday afternoon by
her two stepbrothers living in Des
GeorRe Eniefy, Omaha policeman,
stepbrother to Miss Hurst, went to
Des Moines Monday afternoon in an
effort to aid police there to find the
The girl with hertwo abductors
was last seen at 6 o'clock Sunday af
ternoon at the Omaha Union Sta
tion. It was first believed that they
took the 6:10 p. m. train for Des
Did Not Reach Des Moines.
The kidnaping was1 due to do
mestic fueds arising between the
mother' of the girl, Mrs. John W.
Hurst, who formerly was Mrs. Em
ery, and the girl's stepbrothers liv
ing in Des Moines, according to Po
liceman Emery ,
Des Moines police failed to find
the girl and her two stepbrothers
on the train when it reached De
Moines at midnight, Sunday.
Ms. Hurst said that the two boys
came to Omaha three days ago to
visit the family. Sunday afternoon
both boys took their sister for an
automobile ride about the city.
They failed to return to the home at
2734 Burt street.
Ask Police Aid.
The aid of Omaha police was
sought and a description of the girj
was sent to police of Iowa and Ne
braska cities. Upon return informa
tion from' Chief A. B. Day of Des
Moines police, it was learned that
the trio never reached that city and
it is thought they stapped in some
Mrs. John Hurst, mother of the
girl, declines to speak of the affair,
saying that "the boys merely wanted
to kidnap the girl to have her live
with them for awhile."
At an early hour this morning no
further information had been heard
about the trio.
Before the Congress
Washington Bureau, Omaha Bee,
Washington, D. C, Feb. 10. Rep
resentative Sloan called, attention of
the house this afternoon to the res
olutions recently passed by the Ne
braska legislature condemnatory of
the action of Secretary Baker i lib
erating a number of pacifists,, who
had been confined in the Leaven
worth penitentiary, clothing them
and giving them the pay they would
be entitled to, had they served with
the colors. He asked that the res
olutions be printed in tJie Congres
sional Record. This request was
All the members of the Nebraska
delegation have received copies of
the resolutions, which are strongly
denunciatory of the secretary of
war's - action in the matter of the
Leavenworth conscientious object
ors. Army Appropriation Bill.
Washington, Feb. 10. A tempor
ary military establishment of 28,
579 officers and 509,909 enlisted men.
is provided for in the annual army
appropriation bill reported to the
house today by the military com
mittee. The measure carries a total
of $1,117,289,400. The committee
said an army'of the size recommend
ed would be necessary "during the
period of demobilization."
. . .as
counter - assaults by Police Com
Two and Half Hours.
. The Hearing occupied two and "
half hours and the speeches and
counter speeches on conditions in
the police department took more
than an hour.
When order had been restored to
some degree a vote was finally tak
en on the case of Danbaum, and this
vote was as weird as the rest of the
late afternoon proceedings. Mayor
Smith, acting as presiding judge,
called for a vote on the guilt of
Danhatiin on the charges named in
the complaint. Ringer, Towl, Ure
and Smith voted guilty. Then on a
vote whether or not to dismiss
Danbaum, Ringer, Ure and Smith
voted to dismiss; Zimman, Butler,
Falconer and Towl voted not to
Towl Changes Vote.
An attempt was then made to
postpone further action for a week.
This did not prevail. Finally Com
missioner Ringer offered a resolu
tion t.iat Danbaum be dismissed
"for the good of the service," and
this passed. Ringer, Towl, Smith
and Ure voting for it.
This action is said by "Attorney
Baker and friends of Danbaum to
be illegal and tlufc' promise that the
city council will hear further from
them before they are through.-
Interesting though the Daiibaun.
case was, it was overshadowed by
the Zimman-Ringcr-Smith explosion
at its conclusion.
' Little Evidence Brought Out.
But little evidence had been
brought out to prove Danbaum
guilty of "neglect of duty" in failing
to arrest Meyer Greenberg for the
theft of an automobile belonging to
George Richardson on November
11. In fact, Detectives Van Deu
sen, Anderson and Rich all testified
that it is frequently advisable to let
one man go for a time if by so do
ing the real thief can be caught.
"Any of the council want to say
anything?" Mayor Smith asked al
the end of the hearing. Commis
sioner Zimman arose and two miif
utes later the commissioners knew
that the council's skeleton had been
taken from the closet and was being
rattled in public.
"The time has come when there
is-a loud call for a complete reor
ganization of the police depart
ment," said Mr. Zimman. "For a
long time I have known that this
would be necessary. There is ab
solute lack of co-operation in the
department. Men work at cross
purposes. They have come to dis
like and to distrust each other in
many cases, and this extends also
to the higher-ups. In running a po
lice department it is necessary to
use some common sense and sound
judgment. Here is this boy, Green
berg, who was held at the police
station for 22 hours and no bond
was allowed. That is only a sam
ple of how wretchedly things are
going in the police department.
Just today a summons was sent to
thL boy at the high school, carried
up there and served by two police
men in uniform in front of 500 chip
dren. That was poor judgment.
Talks of More Discharges.
"It may be necessary to dischargt
some of the men and - also to re
move some of their superiors. Anr
I believe that now is the time to dc
Commissioner Ringer was on hit
feet as soon as Mr. Zimman sat
"I know that Mr. Zimman has felt
for a long time as he has just now
talked," he said. "And I am read
to come to a showdown, to fight1 j"
out to a finish right now and here
The one question is whether the
police department shall be run froir
the city hall or from the private de
tective office of Charles W. Pip
kin, or some other place.
Run From Budweiser Saloon.
"It used to be run from the Bud
weiser saloon and we went into the
campaign last spring and told the
people we were going to give the
forces of decency a chance to clean
up the police department. Now give
us a chance. I intend to go ahead
with this fight and I don't care who"
is against me. .We can't clean thing
up in a day. '
"The evidence here ,hows that an
Omaha police detective took this
hoy, Greenburg, into the office of
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