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ENLISTED NAVY MAN HOLDS
HIGH RECORD AT ANNAPOLIS
. Washington, June 8. Three year
ago Wesley M. Hague of San
Diego, Calif., an enlisted man in the
navy, was appointed a midshipman
nt the naval academy. At Annapolis.
Saturday, in a graduating class of
458 members, he won first honors,
standing nearly twenty points ahead
of the next man.
Secretary Daniels, in commentipg
today on Hague's tcccrd, said it was
the first time in the history of the
academy where first honors went
to an enlisted man who won the
right to enter the institution through
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READ AND OTHER NC-4 MEN
GIVEN ROUSING RECEPTION
London, June 8. American sol
1'iers and sailors in London gathered
st Eagle Hut to hear Lieut. Com
mander Albert C. Read, who flew
the American naval seaplane NC-4
from New Foundlaud to Plymouth
by way of the Azores, and Lieutenant-Commander
John H. Towers
who was in charge of the ill-fated
NC-3. Vice Admiral Sir Roslyn
Wemyss. first sea lord, spoke on
behalf of the British navy.
All reference by the speakers to
the closeness of the bonds between
the two countries were rousingly
cheered. At the conclusion of the
Read introduced in turn each mem
ber of the NC-4 and other crews
present. All received ovations.
HUNS PROVIDE ANARCHISTS
Zurich, June 8. In the trial of
alleged secret agents and anarchists,
Major Zeigler testified that the ex
plosive, grenades, fuses and electri
cal apparatus discovered buried in
cellars and submerged in rivers,
where they had been hidden by
some of the defendants, were doubt
less German army material of excel
lent -quality. Professor Silbersmid.
of the University of Zurich, said
that the electric batteries in pos
session of the defendants also had
originated in Germany.
LABOR HEADS TO DISCUSS
WOMAN IN INDUSTRY.
Atlantic City, N. J., June 8. The
part women will play in industry,
iabor's place in. framing the peace
treaty, the proposed new program
for labor in relation to reconstruc
tion and arbitrary powers, exerted
oy courts these are among the im
portant subjects to be discussed at
tht annual convention of the Ameri
can federation of Labor, which
opens here Wednesday.
A contest is expected over the
federation's attitude on the subject
of government ownership.
Frseident Samuel Gompers and
other officials conferred all the
afternoon and well into the night
mapping out their platforms for the
: convention. '
Belief is expressed that the
; federation .will not favor a labor
party movement other than as an
auxiliary of the- federation so long
as the Gompers administration con
tinues in office.
ALLENBY'S FORCES REFUSE
TO GO TO ISOLATION CAMP.
Plymouth, June 8. Fifteen hun
dred British troops of General Al
lcnby's forces in Egypt and Pales
tine who returned here Sunday night
after having served at Gallipoli and
in Mesopotamia, Palestine and the
Balkans, refused to entrain for an
isolation camp. The order was
civer. because six cases of susnected
sma.Ipox had been discovered dur
ing the voyage to England. The
sold'ers who had entrained left the
cars r.nd the others refused to enter.
The authorities finally gave way
and the men went to demobilization
centers instead of to the isolation
Interested spectators of the scene
were officers and men of the United
States steamship Aroostook, which
will shortly, return to New York.
EDITH COVELL'S BETRAYER
TO BE TRIED NEXT MONTH
Paris, June 8. Gaston Quien,
also known as Luc, who, it is be
lieved, played a prominent part in
the betrayal of Miss Edith Cavell,
English nurse, who was executed
by the Germans at Brussels in
October, 1915, will be tried next
A long preliminary inquiry con
ducted by Captain Grebault, of the
Sixth military court, established
that Quien was serving a sentence
.n the jail at St. Quentin in 1914 and
v.-as liberated when the Germans
first took the town. It is said he
entered the German service as a spy
and vgot employment in Miss
Cavell's hospital at Brussells. Soon
after he began to work there, it is
Alleged. Miss Cavell was arrested
and executed. Quien was after
ward sent to Switzerland as an
Sixty witnesses have been called
to testify in the trial. They in
clude Princess Maria of Croy, who
also was denounced by the Ger
mans by Quien, and Madame
Bovard, wlo was tried at the same
time as Miss Cavell.
BATHING IN CHESAPEAKE.
Annapolis, Md., June 8. Midship
man Phillip G. McCarthy of Port
land, Ore., a member of the new
first class at the naval academy, was
drowned late yesterday afternoon
while bathing in Chesapeake bay.
McCarthy, with a number of
others, had been swimming for some
time. He suddenly sank and failed
to reappear. It is supposed he was
attacked with cramps. The body
has not been recovered.
RHENISH REPUBLIC ASKS
ALLIES FOR PROTECTION.
Cologne, June 8. Dr. Dortcn,
president of the new Rhenish repub
lic, has telegraphed Sir William
Robertson, commander of the Brit
ish forces -of occupation here, an
nouncing the formation of the re
public and repudiating iany desire
to evade a "just share in the repara
tion of war damages." .
He appeals to the entente powers
t& protect the new state against "in
evitable revenge from Prussian mili
- i 1 9i
Cannot Acccept Them Declares
President Seitz in Address
Opening National A::em
Vienna, June 8. Tke pearft terms
presented to Austria are impossible
and mean the death of the country
by starvation, President eitz de
clared in his address opening the
extraordinary session of the national
assen.bly Saturday. The galleries
were filled and the floor contained
a lai ge proportion of the members
of the assembly, including two
worsen. The session was orderly.
Foreign Minister Bauer reported
on nis conference at Feldkirch with
Dr. Renner, head of the Austrian
peart delegation. Bauer, who is
not popular in Vienna, or in the
country, and who is generally re
ferred to as a bolshevik, was lis
tened to quietly while he read six
pages of manuscript.
After declaring that the treaty
was a peace of hate, Bauer released
hi i personal vials of wrath against
the Czechs, who, he said, had taken
all cf Austria's sugar and other in
dustries. The loss of German-Bohemia
to Austria, he added, meant
not merely subjection of 3,500,000
Germans - to foreign ' rule, but the
lossof the nlo'St valuable parts of
German-Austria, industrially and
Tyrol Will Never Submit.
Dr. Bauer declared the Tyrol
would never submit to the peace
t'rm and that it, as well as the
Gentians of Bohemia, had the sym
pathy of all Germans. He added
that several months ago the Aus
trian government submitted to the
Ital'on government the draft of a
trealy under which German South
Tyrol would remain with Austria,
constitutionally and economically,
but as a neutral military zone. Dr.
Bauer said he hoped the Italian
government would not refuse to discuss-
the proposal at St- Germain.
He said there was danger of an
irredentia movement in German
South Tyrol, remarking that the
German people might hope gradu
ally to win the friendship of Italy,
but it would be a misfortune to both
if the annexation of German South
Tyro, prevented this.
Regarding western Hungary and
the frontiers of . Carinthia and
Styria, the foreign minister added,
the Austrian peace delegation would
propose plebescites under neutral
Austria, he said, also must have
direct communication with Italy for
Again Go Over Proposals.
Paris, June 8. The new week
begins with the German counter
proposals still the subject of discus
sion. The Council of Four, with
Premier Orlando of Italy absent,
again went over the proposals Sun
day and, while various days have
been mentioned unofficially for re
plying to the Germans, no agree
ment has been reached by the Coun
cil. The latest belief expressed,
however, is to the effect that an
understanding may be arrived at the
end of the week, with the possibil
ity of its coming sooner.
It may be significant of an early
impending agreement that the depar
ture of President Wilson tor the
United States is reported as possible
within 10 days or two weeks.
Sunday s discussion included one
of the most difficult outstanding
questions that affecting the Ger
man-Polish frontier. The presenta
tion of a majority of the minor com
missions' reports is, expected to oc
cupy the council's attention Monday.
it nas Deen pointed out mat mis
may end to make more rapid prog
A plan for the solution of the
Adriatic problem, approved by the
peace conference, will form a part
of the discussions at the Italian
frontier betewen Premier Orlando
and Vice Premier Colosimo.
Syracuse University Head
Scares League of Nations
Syracuse, N. Y.. June 8. Chan
cellor James R. Day of Syracuse
university condemned the league of
nations as"an infamous bargain"
in his commencement address to
day. Praising members of the senate
xho are opposing the league pro
ject, he said:
"Thank God that there is a rem
nant of statesmanship left standing
between America and the imperil
ling quagmires of internationalism."
alisra." " n.
OMAHA MAN SHOT,
Henry Ludwig and Edward
Jensen Get Into Trouble
in Iowa With Officers.
(Special Dispatch to Omaha Dally BetO
Shenandoah, la., June 8 Wound
ed in a pistol battle with officials,
Henty Ludwig of Omaha, member
of a bootlegging gang, is a patient
at Hand Memorial hospital.
Ludwig was shot in the knee
throvgh the door o.' a Studebaker
Special agents to catch bootleg
gers from Page county, parked
their car across the road Saturday
night, five miles from Hamburg in
an attempt to stop Ludwig and Ed
ward Jensen, of Omaha and their
cargo of 700 pints of liquor. A pis
tol fight followed. Jensen escaped.
The bootleggers' bullets went wild.
LOSE THEIR JOBS
PRIOR TO STRIKE
International President, Ex
pects 70,000 Will Be Af
fected by Walkout Order
Chicago, June 8. Reports of dis
charge, of union operators by the
Western Union Telegraph company,
following the call issued last night
for a nation-wide strike on Wed
nesday of telegraph and telephone
employes., had ,been received from
all parts of the country, S. J. Kon-
enkamp, international president Of
the Commercial Telegraphers'
Union of America, said. He ar
rived from the east Sunday and ad
dressed a meeting of union men. He
said he expected 70,000 workers
would be affected by the strike.
"I have received reports that the
Western Union has discharged 150
of our men in New York, a number
in Chicago, Galveston, Denver and
other cities, he said.
"To the men at the meeting I
stated that we had to strike in self-
defense because of the tactics of
Postmaster General Burleson in per
mitting our people to be discharged
without giving any protection and
giving us no chance for wage ad
justment or arranging for collective
bargaining. I told them my efforts
in the east had been absolutely un
productive and there was nothing
left to do but strike."
Mr. Konenkamp said everywhere
the members are assuring him they
will do all they can to make the
strike effective. Rumors that the
time for the strike had been ad
vanced to Monday were unfounded,
he said, and there was no thought
of changing the call as issued Satur
day. Red Guards Slaughter
After Bloody Battle
Loi.don, June 8. Armed peasants
who revolted against the Hungarian
communist government and Hun
garian troops have been engaged in
heavv fighting in western Hungary,
which resulted in the defeat of the
peasants, an Exchange Telegraph
dispatch from Vienna says."
The 4,000 peasants were sur
rounded in Kollerhof by theJled
Guards after a bloddy battle.
After a short siege, it is added,
Kollerhof was Stormed and many
of its peasant defenders slaughtered.
The entire Oedenburg district has
been declared in a state of siege
and a military dictatorship pro
claimed. Vienna. June 8. A serious revolt
against the bolshevik regime is re
ported from western Hungary. It
is sa:d to have , been started by a
Hussar regiment. Counter-revolutionary
movements are reported
from other parts of the country by
farmers and members of the work
ing classes refusing to recognize
The new Hungarian minister has
opened negotiations with the Vi
enna socialists regarding the trans
formation of the Budapest govern
ment. Sinn Fein Member Given
Sentence for Inciting Riots
Dublin. Tune 8. Lawrence Gin-
nell, Sinu Fein member of the house
of commons for West-Meath. today
was sentenced to four months im
prisonment for incitine disaffection
and boycotting of the police.
Lawrence Ginnell was arrested on
May 30 in connection with a speech
delivered at a forbidden meeting at
Athlone on May 5, which was
broken up by British troops. Sev
eral persons were wounded in the
clash. - . ,
U. S. SEND
State Department at Wash
ington Investigating the
Situation Before Tak
ing Any Action.
wish ington, June 8. Nicaragua
has asked the United States to land
forces there to cope with a threat
ened invasion from Costa Rica. The
state department is investigating the
The Nicaraguan legation here in a
statement today declares that follow
ing the collapse of the revolution in
Costa Rica, President. Tinoco has
massed large forces on the frontier.
Tinoco, whose brother, as minister
of war, is at the head of the Costa
Rican army in the field, has charged
that the Nicaraguans aided the rev
olutionists. The Nicaraguans have
denied the charge and cited that it
was the liberal party in Nicaragua,
members of the old Zelaya regime,
that went over to Tinoco.
Legation Issues Statement.
This is the Nicaranguan legation's
"Notwithstanding that the revolu
tion in Costa Rica, which started
about one month ago, has come to
an end,' that the , defeated revolu
tionists who crossed the Nicaraguan
border were disarmed by the fron
tier patrol, that the government of
Nic.T'agua has maintained strict neu
trality from the beginning of the
revolution and has emphatically de
nied having given any aid to the
revolutionists, General Tinoco has
been massing a big army on the
frontier of Nicaragua with large
trams of ammunition and supplies
of all kinds. It is known that he
has in the department of Guana
caste, and not far from the frontier,
about 6,000 men under arms with
whom he expects to invade Nicara
gua or else start a revolution in that
country headed by General Was,
formerly premier under Zelaya; Gen
erals Sediles, Santos, Baca, Usaga
and other Nicaraguan generals op
posed to the present government ot
"Nicaragua, in accord with the
financial plan suggested by the
United States government, is on
her reconstruction period after 17
years of the Zelaya regime. It has
adapted a strictly economic budget,
by which the government can have
tinder arms only 500 men and has
no war budget. The people of
Nicaragua have no complaint at
having followed the friendly sug
gestion of the United States, as at
the end of the last economic year
there was a surplus of $500,000, and
it is expected that at the end of the
present year there will be a surplus
"We believe that the time has ar
rived when the United States, in
view of the friendly attitude that
Nicaragua has maintained with the
United States in giving this coun
try the option for building the canal
through Nicaragua and for the ces
sion of the two naval bases, one on
the Gulf of Fonseca, and the other
on the Islands or the Atlantic, and
also bearing in mind that Nicaragua
entered the war against Germany
in harmony with the United States
and to aid the allies in every way in
its power, should take a hand to
protect Nicaragua against her for
Car Strike Ties Up Detroit;
Auto Service Inadequate
Detroit, Mich., June 8. With the
city completely without traction
service and no promise of a settle
ment of the three-cornered contro
versy between the Detroit United
Railway company, its striking car
men and the city council, state of
ficials Sunday night threaten court
action to relieve the situation, fear
ing expansion of the tie-up to in
clude a large part of southern Mich
igan, lhe strike became effective
Thousands of automobiles im
pressed for private use and hire to
day were totally inadequate.
The striking carmen demand a
wage increase of 27 cents an hour,
but are understood willing to accept
a 10-cent increase which the com
pany denies it can give unless 3-cent
fares on certain lines and reduced
workingmen's tickets are recalled
and a straight 5-cent fare with 1-
cent for transfer granted. The coun
cil has agreed to recall the 3-cent
fare and extra tickets on surrender
of franchises, but refuses to grant
the transfer charge, '
TO HUN DEMANDS
Little Progress . Made Satur
day by Council of Four
at Peace Parley.
Paris, June 8. Little progress
was made Saturday by the council
of four in the attempt to formulate
the reply to the German proposals.
The attitude of the American com
mission remained that of mediator.
Dut the French and English were
as far apart as they had been any
time during the week. Clemenceau
remained firm in his determination
not to reduce the demands upon the
It is expected that a majority of
the representatives of the minor
commissions will go before the
council Monday, when, if possible,
more rapid progress will be made.
WITH DOPE, WIFE
OF DOCTOR DIES
Wrong Drug May Have Been
Called for, Husband, Fol
lowing Another Physician's
Kansas City, Mo., June 8. (Spe
cial.) Dr. J. H. Buckles, a Kansas
side physician, making a mistake in
drugs, caused the death of his wife,
Mrs. Eva G. Buckles, 43 years old.
at the family Jiome, 1730 South
Confusion of mescal terms,
whereby barium chloride, a deadly
poison, was substituted for barium
sulphate, a harmless drug, used in
preparing a patient for an X-ray
picture, brought death to the wife
She was believed to be suffering
from cancer of the stomach.
Consulted Another Physician.
Dr. Buckles consulted with Dr.
W. A. Myers, 3506 Euclid avenue,
this city, on the advisability" of an
X-ray picture being taken. Dr.
Myers says he directed the husband
to purchase some barium sulphate
and give it to his wife in buttermilk
six hours before the photograph
was to be taken.
"I did not think it necessary to
give a prescription to Dr. Buckles,
as he was a physician," said Dr.
Inr'tead oi purchasing the drug
that day, Dr. Buckles waited a day
before going to a Kansas City
"I am not positive what I asked
for, chloride or sulphate," he said
after his wife's death. "But I re
Wife Said Taste Was Different.
Previously he had given his wife
some of . the sulphate. She spoke
of the difference in taste when he
administered the chloride, mixed,
one-half ounce in 16 ounces of but
termilk. "This medicine does not taste like
the other," Dr. Buckles says she
told him. He tasted it and agreed.
Shortly afterwards Mrs. Buckles be
came violently ill.
Dr. Buckles telephoned Dr. Myers
and asked him what drug it was he
had told him to get for his wife.
"Barium sulphate," Dr. Myers
says he replied.
"All right," Dr. Buckles said and
Called Another Doctor.
Dr. D. M. Smith. 1409 South
Twenty-sixth street, Kansas side, re
ceived a phone call from Dr. Buckles
shortly afterward. "
"Come on over quick, I believe I
have made a mistake," he said.
When Dr. Smith arrived at the
(Continued on Pago Two, Column Three.)
Non - Stop Transatlantic
Flight Was Contemplated
by C-5, Navy Reports
Washington, June 8. Official con
firmation that the Navy department
contemplated a non-stop transatlan
tic flight by the dirigible C-5 from
St. Johns, N. F., to the Irish coast,
is contained in Lieutenant Com
mander E. W. Coil's reoort of the
C-5's voyage from Montauk Point,
L. I., to St. Johns, N. F. The report
shjrfws that the C-5 made a remark
able flight, lasting 25 hours and 50
minutes, during , which the airship
covered more than 1.022 sea miles
without difficulty, although adverse
weather conditions were encoun
tered virtually throughout.
Rantzau in Versailles.
Versailles. June 8. Count von
Brockdorff-Rantzau, chairman of
the German peace delegation, who
went to Germany, Friday night, re
turned here Sunday morning.
In Justice To Community,
Ringer Should Be Removed
For three months or more The Bee, in its duty to the
public as a newspaper that publishes the news without fear
or favor, has been exposing the stupidity and inefficiency of
the police department under Commissioner of Police Ringer
and Chief of Police Eberstein.
First it exposed and forced the police to discontinue the
practice of extorting "blood money" from women of the
street in connection with the Detention Home. Next The
Bee exposed the drug traffic ring, which operated in Omaha
under police protection and secured 15 indictments by the
Federal grand jury. Then came the shameful shooting down
of a soldier by a detective, vhom Commissioner Ringer and
Chief Eberstein used all their power to protect, despite the
fact there were dozens of witnesses ready to testify, and did
make affidavits for The Bee, to the effect that the shooting
was without the least justification.
Brown Case Too Much.
Only recently it exposed the gang of Patterson show
gamblers, who ran open gambling games on the show
grounds under police protection, James Patterson, owner of
the shows later admitting that his manager had "fixed ft with
the police" and he naturally expected protection. Then last
week came the drowning of the four children at Riverview
park, through lack of police protection, and the arrest with
out a warrant, and cruel treatment of Mrs. Thomas Brown,
508 North Twenty-first street, on a charge of running a dis
orderly house. A!
For a time other Omaha newspapers accepted the "ex
planation" of the police heads and were inclined to excuse
and stand by the present police administration.
But the Brown case proved too much, especially when
Commissioner Ringer and Chief Eberstein attempted to justi
fy the arrest of thi3 church woman. The following editorials,
which speak for themselves, appeared in the World-Herald
and The News Sunday morning:
TJME TO CALL A HALT.
The police power of Omaha, as exercised and abused
under the administration of Superintendent Ringer and Chief
Eberstein, has become both a menace and a disgrace to the
The time has come when, for the protection of the com
munity, the city commissioners should transfer J. Dean
Ringer to some other department and install a competent
man in his stead. If they refuse to take this plainly indicated
action, then the people of Omaha, under the power of the
recall, should oust Mr. Ringer frofff office, and with him
those commissioners who are responsible for perpetuating
The police entry without warrant of the home of Mrs.
Thomas Brown, at 2 o'clock in the morning, was an un
mitigated and indefensible outrage- The forcing her to dress
in the presence of a policemen, the taking her to jail and
imprisoning her without bond, all because some person had
told a pair of police bullies that she was the owner of a house
i ot the house in which she lived and was arrested alleged
to be used for immoral purposes, was an abuse of police
power against which all citizens who love justice and law
should register such a protest as will be a warning to all suc
ceeding police administrations. Her soldier son, who threw
the policeman out of his mother's bedroom, and was arrested
for doing it, would ' have been within his legal and moral
rights, this newspaper believes, if he had shot and killed the
lawless assailants of hi3 mother's privacy, modesty and honor.
If all the circumstances and charges the police allege
were true, and . proved to be true, the police action in this
case would be no less outrageous. The police, no less than
the-humblest and meanest citizen, are subject to the govern
ment of law. The law provides a proper and adequate course
of procedure for the punishment of such an offense as that
alleged against Mrs. Brown. There is no color of law, no
vestige of police power, to justify the entry, without legal
warrant, of her home at night, her humiliating arrest and
subsequent procedure. Police lawlessness is more odious and
more dangerous than lawlessness in any other form. It is
worse than mob law, for it makes the whole community,
through its duly constituted officers, party to the crime.
We mention the Brown
only the culmination of a long series of police abuses and
police tyranny under the administration of Superintendent
Ringer. Conditions have reached such a stage that no citi
zen of the community rests secure in his rights. No man'3
home is any longer his castle. No man's property is any
longer sacred against' police seizure. No woman's modesty is
any longer safe against police brutality. The time has come
to calj a halt, and the World-Herald hopes that either the
city government or in it3 default the aroused citizenry of
Omaha will call that halt promptly and effectively.
Editorial In, the News
The public will expect Commissioner Ringer to promptly
and emphatically discountenance such outrageous, autocratic
and unlawful conduct as was displayed by the police in con
nection with the arrest of Mrs. Thomas Brown.
The apparent facts are
than a mere statement made
that the building was owned by
entered Mrs. Brown s place of
out of bed and forced her to dress in the presence of one of
them, took her to the police station and refused to allow her
to communicate with her friends.
Such procedure was not
an outrageous assumption of
That Mrs. Brown is a woman of excellent reputation
(Continued on rfe Two, Column Two.)
instance prominently, but it is,
these: Upon no more grounds
by a woman arrested in a raid
Mrs. Brown, three policemen
residence next door, got her
only entirely illegal, but was
Protection of Bootlegger by
Police Put Commissioner
in Very Embarrass
The latest development in the
Mrs. Brown case is:
Police Commissioner Dean Ring
er's failure to' explain his false
statement when he said Roy Kelly
had been re-arrested.
Roy Kelly is the man who boasts
that he is a bootlegger and operated
with police protection.
Roy Kelly is the man. who, ac
cording to witnesses, Mr. Ringc"
and Chief Eberstein have refused to
question, framed with Detectives
Herdzina and Armstrong to arrest
the occupants of the house at 2106
Cass street to save himself and the
woman with whom he was living
as his wife.
It was following this raid that
Mrs. Thomas Brown was arrested
at 1:30 o'clock in the morning,
thrown in jail and carried from her
cell after eight hours in an uncon
scious condition on a stretcher tn a
hospital. The only . charge against
her was that she was the owner of
the house raided. She was arrested
without a warrant and then denied
Framed Arrests, Charge.
Roy Kelly is the man who is al
leged to have watched the house
with Detectives Herdzina and Arm
strong until all of the roomers had
returned for the night, and then
planted a bottle of whisky in a room
a few minutes before the detectives
entered and made the arrests.
Roy Kelly yesterday was seen
walking the streets of Council Bluffs.
The Council Bluffs police vhave
not been requested to apprehend
Roy Kelly, who was arrested in a
room at the Cass street residence
and later allowed to escape by Herd
zina and Armstrong.
The only efforts to rearrest Kelly,
according to the members of the po
lice department, have been made by
Herdzina and Armstrong, who were
told by Detective Chief Dunil to
pick th man up.
Boasts of Protection.
Kelly has been heard to boast
that the police were afraid to pick
him up, because he "had ifon
them." He made the open state
ment that he was paying for pro
tection and did not fear arrest.
In a signed statement issued
Saturday night Police Commis
sioner Ringer declared "Kelly, who
tested and will be prosecuted." J .
Capt. Heitfeld, in charge of the
police station, said that if Kelly had
been arrested he did not know any
thing about it.
"There is no record of the ar
rest on the books," said the captain.
Sunday, Commissioner Ringer
was asked to reconcile his own
statement and that of Capt. Heit
feld.' "Will you please tell us your
source of information?" he was
asked. "Who told you Kelly had
teen arrested after he was allowed
to escape by Herdzina and Arm
"An officer told me that Kelly
had been arrested," was Mr. Ring
wnat is the name of tha
"I don't know. T can't remember
who told me," Mr. Ringer confessed.
"I understood that Kelly had been
(Continued on Pace Two, Column On.;
Clues to Identity of
n l ri . n v t
Domo riot naaicais
Furnished by "Cranks"
Washington. June 8. Letters,
from "cranks" purporting to furnish
clues to the identity of radicals who
last Monday night blew up resi
dences of public officials in various
cities are uot being ignored in seek
ing to run down anarchists, it was
Offices of the Department of Jus
tice here are being flooded with
anonymous letters giving false ad
dresses. However, the identity of
the gunmen involved in the Rosen
thal murder was established from
such a source.
William J. Hynn. director of the
nation-wide search, will remain her
until Tuesday to confer with poliES
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