Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, January 07, 1917, NEWS SECTION, Image 1
Omaha Sunday Bee PART ONE THE WEATHER ' v FAIR NEWS; SECTION PAGES ONE TO TWELVE VOL.' XLVJ NO. 3$. ;J'N;"1, ;"pMAHA,; SUNDA MORNING JANUARY, ; 7,; ;1917. FVB- S ECTIONS-THIRTY-FOUR' 'PAGES. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. II v LAST ROUMANIAN DAIIUBE PORT HOW AT TEUTON MERCY 1 . Jv-s-jl.-S German Forces Follow Re- treating Russians and Rou- ' , manians , Along Whole, ; Eastern Line.'' i FIVE TOWNS OCCUPIED , Berlin Reports Heavy Fighting South of Riga and Nine Hun ' ,' dred Prisoners Captured. ' . . -TURKS REPULSE BRITISH (By AMwetatod Pms.) ' ' ' Along a 100-mile front in southeast ern Moldavia the troops of the cen tral powers are slowly pressing the retreating Russians and' Roumanians back upon the line of the Sereth . river. The Sereth has been reached , by the troops of Field Marshal, von ' Mackensen , at two points between Fokshani and Galatz, the last Rouma nian port on the Danube, and which is reported under the fire of German : guns. -, ., .;.'';-.' ..' From the Uzul valley to Galatz the Austro-Germans have been successful at several points and have compelled the Russians and Roumanians to re tire before their attacks'.' At one point in the Uzul valley the Russians were victorious in a battle for the possession of a height. Heavy fighting is reported in the region of Soveia in the Suchitza val ley, about ten miles inside the Molda. vian frontier. South of the Trotqs vajley the' Austro-Germans in their Jatest advance have taken 300 pris- dners. .'..' ". . Mackjngen (Takes . Five Towns. , ' In southern Moldavia Field Marshal von Mackensen. followed, up his cap ' ture of Braila with the occupation of five towns southiof the Sereth and between Fokshani and Galatz. North of Braila Fetrogrcd admits that the . Russians and Roumanians nave re ! tired across the'Sereth.- - Severe fighting ( has, taken, place around Riga, at the northern end of the long eastern trontj German fnrrM Berlin aavs: were Successful in . engagements south of Riga and near f the river Aa, apturing900 prisoners , and several machine guns. - Russian attacks farther south along the Dvma ... river failed, ''., iM . Russian troops,, says PetrogMd, were successful in combats west of Riga, taking '275 prisoners and one s batteryi . rvAi-i'i. r.SSi , British EnteV German Trench. 4 There has been little activity along the rest of the eastern iront, excep in the Carnathians.- where a Russian attack in the region of Ktrlibaba was " repulsed. i ' ' - ' North of the river Arfcre, in north " em France, British troops in a night attack entered a German advanced - trench. Northeast of Verdun a Ger man raid was made into the French lines. Artilleryngagements are tak ing place at other points on this , front- ' ' ; ' ,';-- ' , ' -. An attack'by a strong British force ' against Turkish positions near Inam MuhamedY on the Tigris front, was repulsed With heavy fosses, Constanti- ( nople . reports, and the British re- tired to then; trenches.' , East of HamadaB,Jn Persia, the 1 Turks repulsed Russian attack .with severe casualties. xNear -Sakkir Rus sian attacks were also repulsed by the : Turks..- . v ' - ' Best Man Murders Bridesmaid Who Refuse to Wed Him Chicago, Jan. & Joseph Soboj did . not understand that a custom in Po ' land that the principal attendants of a brMat couple at a, wedding. will themselves be married at an early date is not- necessarily a custom in Chicago.. Consequently Miss Celia - Rudon is dead, and Soboj is held by the police on a charge of killing her. Miss Rudon was bridesmaid at a Polish wedding six months go, at which Soboj was best,, man. ( Subse quently he proposed matrimony. Her refusal cost her her. life,-for the re irrtrd heat jnan hid near her home and shot Tftr as she walked by, theJ police said. Then Soboj fired two ' shots at himself. When after, a few 1 moments of unconsciousness it was " discovered that they had merely cut i holes in his shirt, the destination ai the ambulance in. which he was riding was changed from the hospital to the police station. ' ' "T,, , , j Tte Weather ' For Nebraska Fair and Bonwhat colden at Omaha Ywtordaj. ' Hour: f 6 a. jn.. a. m. . 7 a, m., 8 a, m. , I a. nt.. ttt. ... 3 ... 3 ... 3 ... as ... 36 ... 37 ...IS , .-. 41 10 a. mi. 11 a. m. 1J m... r. 1 p. iB.i.;.. t p. nip. 'I p. m. 4 p. m.,.' .'. 46 44 i p m....w....Kt p. m... 41 T p. m. . 49 ConpanttT . litteal Records. -J : " '' ! ' MIT.- ltl. li k, ltl4. 'Hlffhflrt yeaterday... ;4B , 22. IJ t 'Ijomat yMUrdar...''. 14 - 12 27 1 v 29 Man .tmpratttr.., 40 . 1 f st Proctpltatloa 00 .00' . Of .40 Temperatvre and precipitation departures froni the normal at Omaha alnc March 1, and compared with th )aat twp years: Normal temperature 21 Bxceaa for the day. i,. . , )f Total axoeMi since March 1 ............ Jit Normal precipitation s . .. ;.. Jbl Inflh ' Defleienny for the day . .. ,U .-....,.. 6j Inch Total rainfall since March U. 16. 72 Inches Defiolency since March 1. .... .12.45 Inches Deficiency for cor. period, 1916. 1. 9 Inches Deficiency for cor. period, 1914. 1.86 Inches FIXING IDENTITY,; OF MRS. BARRETT -.-!. t i r...tj:.j California Woman Murdered by Her' Husband May Have , Been Involved in Colo'- : , ' rado Murder. CRIME SIXTEEN YEARS - , Uvv i9 Los Angeles, CaL, Jan. 6, Irene Barrett, alleged' to have, been murdered' with her son, IRaymom) Wright, by her husband, Benton Bar. rett, gcdt San Monica rancher, was said today b'y Dr. L. L. Clock to be a Mrs.Myrtle Wright, implicated in a mysterious death In Colorado) by which she collected $30,000 insurance. .Dr. Clock, held in the county jail, charged with a' statutory crime, iden-' tified a photogtaph of Mrs. Barrett as that, o Mrs. Wright. Barrett's attof-' neys contend that the woman and her son are alive., - -5. ' 1 i . Clock Tells Hit Story. " 1 ';' , ' Dr. Clock said he was called to a hotel in Pagosa Springs, 1 C6lo., in 1901, where he found Mrs.' Wright and a man, Neff, beside the body of beoree Barber, who lett Webster City, la., t accompany the woman to Colorado. Barber was dead. He said the circumstances were such that he reported the case to the authorities. Ihe body was exhumed and' an autopsy and examination' Of the heart in Denver showed the. presence of poison. .Mrs. Wright and Nerf were held for a time, -but .released, when it was shown that death would have occurred without the ' poison, which might have been used as a stimulant. Collected the Insurance. . ' The woman collected $30,000 insur ance, Dr. Clock Said, and left with Neff. Six veal's later Dr.. Clock re ceived an"; inquiry from . a v Pueblo lodger-asking for the address of Mrs. Wright, to Whom a lodge member who had died, left his insurance. Barrett was arrested and chareed with murder, when he was taken to the district attorney's office, October 21, 1916, by' hhf attorney, and con fessed he killed his wjfe and step son three days before", and burned their bodies in the. yard of his, ranch. Bones were found, but experts dis agreed to whether they were those qf either or both of the victims. ' Several witnesses were said to have been found by the defense, who had seen Mrs. Barrett and her son after the time of the alleged murder. None ot tnese was called at Barrett s pre-J liminary hearing, when he was held to? trial March 7.- ; , " .. . - '. Dr.,' Clock's story was ;sqbmitted to the district attorney and an investiga tion Dcgun. . . , Confesses to Killing. H , Barrett in his confession said he killed his wife and stepson when tljey attacked him,. Barrett tarried some insurance, payable to; his wife, but not enough according to the police, to Tiave tempted his wife to kill him. Barrett, it was found, had shovim dis approval bi other' men's attentions to his wife..;?',-.' -.--' . t ..I . The -' defense advanced several theories to reconcile Barrett's 'con fession with the theory his-two. .Vic tims were alive. One of these was that, Barrett was hypnotized, j " ' j , " . Death of Barber. ' , Pagosa Springs, Colo., Jan. 6.-ft A mannamed George Barber died in a Pagosa Springs hotel in Novem ber, 1900,x- under strange , circum stances. -Myrtle A. Wright and W.. P.! Neff, who brought him to this city, were arrested and charged with administering poison to him. A Sioux City life insurance company is said to have .lost heavily '. by Barber's death. , ( . , ' After afdel4y of' many weeks the charges against Mrs. Wright and Neff were dismissed. Barber was so. ill when he arrived in Pagosa Springs it .was necessary to carry him from theHrain to the hotel, where he died next day. Mrs. Wright set up . a clajm for Barber's insurance, alleg ing she was his fiancee and that their marriage -had been delayed by Bar ber's illness.. " December '17, 1900, the day the in quest was to be held, the prosecuting attorney sprang a surprise by an nouncing that instead of holding the inquest he would file . information against Myrtle R; Wright and W.- P: Neff, charging them with committing murder by administration of poison. Despite objection by the counsel for the fctwo they were held , in $7,000 bond for the preliminary hearing, which was set for ten days later, Neither was able to furnish bond. - Doctor Seward reported to the Odd Fellows' Annuity Life Insurance as sociation of . Des Moines, in which Barber had $7,800 worth of insur ance, that Barber undoubtedly came to his death by the administration of an organic poison. The1 company spent $1,100 or more investigating the case. . . ' ' Mrs.Wght formerly was Nettie Sears. After her marriage to Al Wright of Sterling, Colo., she lived in that town several years. . Prisoners in County Jail to Read ' ? i Much-Censored Newspapers The British war office censors haveS nothing on Douglas county's new sheriff,' Mike Clark.', 1 With a new sheriff coming intoof fice the prisoner in the county jail took- advantage of the situation to make appeals for certain heretofore ungrarqted privileges. One of the re quests was that they1 be allowed newspapers.. . ' Following aconference with Judge Sears Sheriff Clark announced that, starting Monday, copies of the daily Omaha papers will- be distributed atnong the county- jail residents, but the former street car majj will per use said news organs .'with a dis criminating eye and wield the scissors whenever it is necessary. " ' ' In other words, Sheriff Clark will FEDERAL FARM LOANBAflKBOOKS WILL OPEN SOON lay Date "Fixed e "Who Desire . Take Stock in New Financial Institutions. i ' CONTINUE ; THIRTY DAYS Collector of Internal Revenue Sent Here Designated as the Receiving Officer. K " CASH UUST ACCOMPANY V "VCProm a SUff Corr.iondpt.l -Washington, Jar(. 6. (Special Tele gram.) X he federal tarm loan Doara has announced that subscription books for. the sale of stock for tfce twelve federal land banks will be opend simultaneously in all of the twelve cities next Wednesday. January W. Under the terms of the-farnP loaj) act this stock is to remain on sale thirty days. The books will close FebruVry 9, and immediately thereatter the sec retary of the treasury, on behalf of the United States,.will subscribe to alt of the remaining unsold stock. Each bank will be capitalized at $750,000. The shares wilKbe $5 each. ' . -! George W. Norrisj farni loan com missioner, nascent subscription books and fubscription blanks to each of the cities: and notices will be posted in all of the federal buildings of the twelve cities advertising the stoclOfor sale.''.. ' v . --i- ' : - The collector of internal revenue. George L.j Loomis, has lieen desig nated to receive subscriptions for the Omaha hank, and in whose custody the stock books will remain for thirty davs. Subscriptions may also be made direct to the federal farm loan board,. Washington. Each subscription must be accompanied by cash or a certified check equal tO;20 per cent of the sub scription, the balance to be paid upon the issuance of the stock. Nebraskani in Evidence. s . ' The republican members of con ffres from Nebraska, were consider ably in evidence yesterday during the :j . f .1 :..u..l- cunsiueriuiuii uiwic dKniuuuiai ap propriation bill. Mft Reavis took oc casion to say a number of pleasant things about the farmer whom he said was engaged in owrking, not only to keep starvation from the people of the LJnited States; but from the world at large.';, ,'.V. Mr. ,Sloan spoke at length on the dairy situation, while .' Mr. Kinkaid announced .the amendment in the bill. IpJovidiag appropriation- for .the -Ne prasKa, nauonai lorest ana giving. iu secretary of agriculture authority to acquire lands fy purchase, or con demnation adjacent to the Niobrara division of the Nebraska national for- Ust, suitable for nursery, sites, to be used for the purpose or growing trees for planting on the Nebraska national forest. . - , '"' '"' ''., ' " ' - . Colonel W.F. Cody : -t ; IsBeportel Dying By His Physician Gleffwood Springs, Colo., Jan. 6. The condition of Colon'tl William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) took a turn for the worse early today and his physi cian announced he wy hurrying the colonel back to Denver. '; . , v "Colonel Cody is slowly nearing the end and cannot recover from his pres ent illness," Dr. W. W. Cook, in at tendance, announced." ,. i Golcjriel Cody came to this resort til is week in the -hope- of recovering his healths He suffered a nervous collapse last night and, as a result, his mental faculties are in a serious con dition, according to Dr. Cook, i It is planned to fake the colonel to Denver tonight and later to his pld home in" Cody, Wyo. Colonel . Cody contracted a severe cold several weeks ago. Mis condition since, has grown critical because of complications.' Elector Lightner Of Columbus Quits; ; : Byrnes Succeeds 'l' (Prom h Staff Correspondent.) " j Lincoln.Jan. 6. (Special Tele gram.) Democratic electors metviat the office of Governor- Neville ',: at noon today and organized, with .W. M. Morning of Lincoln chaifman and Otto Baumann of, Omaha secretary. Louis Lip-htner of Coltmibus was 'present and preserrtecjiiis resignation as an elector and the remaining elec tors filleM the vacancy by electing John C. liyrnes of Columbus in his place. The electors will meet Mon day to select the rnes?nger to carry, the vote to Washington. : i , . : -f in j, - see to it'-that the 'prisoners' do hot get a chance to con over siich choice bits of scandal, stories of crime and Certain' other items as delight seek ers of the sensational in the outside world, just as a prisoner starts toJ read a 'story to the effect that the Sb-and-so club is agitating a eforrrt in social circles and advising officials to take some action in regafrds the he'll encounter a bladk Sbace where the censorship-board Df one has bcerrj ai worK. .. . , ; ,K Nevertheless the county prisoners will be allowed to read all the weighty editorials they want to and can at least keep up with the prospects-'for-peace situation, the H. C. of L.' rum bles and, perchance, Tom Lawson's latest leap into the first column po sition. : " '. ;.; . . . . 1 k'A.'e ! fmmv on Saturday Speaker Something '. a ' ' .. " a V"!a it) :-'v 'lr iHIl I-!' 5 U i'i - YA . as committees Are c no sen now v - Committee on Committees Picked by Districts Evn Before Canons Met. ' WHO HELD RESPONSIBLE i (From ft; Staff. CofTspondat.) ' Lincoln, Jan: "6. (Special.) just- now some ot, the members ot toe lower branch of the NeMuska legis lature are; wondering &nKher v the modern plan of selecting 'tlie standing committees, of the 4egislature brings good results. ' ;-';' ; . Under the former pUn, the speaker of the house,, who was o great ex tent held responsible for good or bad legislation, selected the ' standing committees of that body. Usually he called in a number of the members in, whom he had confidence and the se lections were made usually by placing men in the chairmanships who were especially qualified for the position. - Under the .present plan, the stand ing committees are selected bv a soe-! cial committee, which has neither the j TWO GOVERNORS SIT ON LID IN ARIZONA Legislature Divides Itself Into ' Three Faction', and Work of " Session' af Standstill. - REPUBLICANS ;H0LP KEY Pheonix,-triz., Jan. . 6. Chaotie conditions rule in the Arizona, legis lative Circles tonight, two days of the assembly of that body, because two men -are seeking to exercise the ex ecutive,' function. These conditions will not be settled, even temporarily until the supreme court decides ,next week on the petition of Thomas E. Campbell, to oust G. ,W. P. Hunt from possession of the office. . Three groups' exist among the legis lators, ' pro-Hunt, ' anti-Hunt . and Campbell. None, has, outlined a pro gram andwhile there are a number of candidates for the speakership; no formal caucus - has been, held so far to choose a candidate,1 as the leader of any of the group. '.J - Both Hunt and Campbell are'pre paring to submit messages to the as sembly.:; ' - ". - -Aj. :. -':f f ' "i ilt is asserted by student's of the situation, that Hunt will control the organization of the house, while the senate it is asserted will be the scene of a close contest with the five re publican members holding'the' bal ance of power. . '. Young Farmer Killed 1 r ' As Auto Jumps Bridge ' Cilver Creek, Neb., Jan. 6. (Special Tclcgram.VFrank Zipper," a young man residing seven miles southeast of Silver Creek, was killed on the Platte river bridge south qf here last night, when his auto ran into two wooden railings of the bridge and dropped to tire ice twelve feet below.. He was caught beneath the car and his, neck broken. A companion, Tonv Stovicek of Tarnov, escaped with minor bruises. Douglas County Files : j ,, Claim With- the State '. t (From'a Staff Corrfepondent.K. Lincoln, Jan. 6.- (SDeciaU)--The county of Douglas today filed a claim against the state with Auditor bmith for $2,013.18 being the amount due for taking juveniles to state institutions. . J the bill includes SI 03.04 for feeding- and $258.94 for conveying prisoners to me yvmicmiai y. ; w Diary of ,i Strenuous yeek of Dead Letter ' i '''' i xt authority of rules of proeeduri not: of the majority of the majority party of that body nor. has it the sanction, perhaps, erf the speaker 'elected, who must stand responsible for legislation. The. special- committee "known as the committee ori committees was selected by the democrats pi each congressional district "electing twoor three from thsir own. district ti com pose itlie committee. '' Aittr a sturdy battler of witsjfctween thr Hitchcock faction ini el legislature and the Bryi f actiojt, In whkH Representa tive NortoifeiU'olk was backed by the latter, WhiK friends of Senator Hitchcock gobjthind Mr4 Taylor for the purpose OHdefeatjng, the Bryan man, Tayor wen.out.," . " ' Novv It Is uaderstood that Norton controls the' ebmmittee ami the se lections for thi standing committees will he made 1y a minority of the demdcralj. menrbers and the speaker, who should have much to say in the selection, is not even a member of that -committee, and no one , appears to know whether he has-even been advised with. I ' - ; , ' MASKED BANDITS -HAKE RICH HAUL Bold Work With Auto in Street pf Tarentum Nets Ten Thousand, GLASS HEM'S PAY, BOLL .PittsBurgh, Pa., ' Jan.! , 6. Three masked .highwaymen today held dp an express messenger "at Tarentum, near here, and robbed him of $10,000, the pay roll of the Flaccus (jhtsa com pany. The mrney had been sent from here by rail and uponJts receipt at Tarentum was transferred to an au tomobile, though still in charge of thei messenger. As the machine was passing through -the residence part of the Village it was side-swiped by a large touring car and stopped. Im mediately a. man with a handkerchief over his face sprang on the running board and pointing a revolver at tlie express messenger ordered ' him to hand out the money. He then de manded the magneto key of the auto mobile and, wifh his revolver-yiJl covering the messenger , apd chauf feur, backed to his awn machine, in which were two other i men. - They drove quickly away. ' .? ". '. v ,i - R'OJ Marnell Appointed - . Workmen's prand Treasurer Holdtegel Neb.," Jan. 6. (Special Telegram.): Frank ; A. Anderson, grand master workman Of' the An-i cient Order United Workmen, has appointed R. O. Marnell, cashier of the Merchants' National bank of Ne braska, City, grand treasurer of the Ancient Order -United Workmen of Nebraska to fill the vacancy caused by the death of E. L. Dodder. : Substance that Controls Growth Of Body Isolated by Scientists Berkeley," Cal., v Jan. 6. Scientists at -thej University; of California have discovered the substance thaj. pro duces growth in the human body, it wit announced, today. Telhelin is what they call it; it is located in the' pituitary body at trie base tne brain and by retarding, or accelerat ing its functions is may be possible, according to the Berkeley scientists. to control the stature ot human He- ings. y WPAY RUSS LINE ALONG ' SERETH THREATENED ...;... . , , ,-, Teutons Capture Braila and Moving . Toward Oalati, i'; Twelve Miles North, , DANQER AT TWP POINTS (AuMtaxa tnm War (uaunry.), t j .The capture of Braila by Field Mar 'shal von Mackensen, his advance on Galatz, twelve miles north; the clear ing' of Dobrudja of Kussiani, and fur ther Teutonic successes in Moldavia, have brought the Roumanian ' cam paign to a new phase. ' ' , The. Braila bridgehead,- while not itself an Integral part ofthe Sereth line,' now held by the Russians, run ning northwestward from the Danube toward the Moldavian frontier moun tains,' formed an outlying defense of that line on .the Danube end, and its capture weakens the eastern flank of the Sereth position. ' Galatz, likewise on the Danuht, lies just behind the Sereth line, and that town now is menaced by a Germano Bulgarian ; movement across the Danube from it to Dobrudja, made possible by the Russian evacuation of the province. i -jJft ; S '.It. is not only here71i!$4ver, that the Sereth line ii'threaWnfd; for de spite a tenacious defense by the Rus sians and Roumanians the line north westward beyond the Buzeu river', is not holding well against the Teutonic pressure, while the efforts to keep the Teutons in check in the Moldavian frontier valleys isf apparently proving still less successful. ' A break in this line on the south erly front would iirmeril the MnU.. vian frontier position, while the pierc ing of the frontier line itself, not an apparent improbability, would endan ger the entire lme runqing southwest- wara to me uanube, . , , i In thesel circumstances commenta tors in entente capitals are consider ing the possibility of the Russians being compelled to abandon the line of the Sereth and withdraw to ' the Russian frontier or beyond it, to Bessarabia. ' ' The French, British and Italian pre miers and important military subordi nates in several entente ministries, are holding a war council in Rom. n. consideration of the general situation. i.iFciu (uimhi is quoted as de claring in an order issued to the army, and navy that as Germany's offer of peace negotiations had been refused, the war would be continued with a ijicw to an understanding forced by arms. v y .... Snow Fast Disappearing , . Over the Entire State According to reports to railroad headquarters, the weather all through Nebraska is of a brand similar to that prevailing in Omaha. All through the western and central portions of the state temperatures started in this morning at a -"little above freezing tup ip ipiiy uisappearing. Announcement of the discovery was made by T. B. Robertson, pro fessor oj biochemistry, who said that he had succeeded in isolating tethe. Mm and that he believed it was the first time in the history of biological science that it had been done, .s Dr. Robertson said that his experi ments covered a period of four years and that the ultimate importance of the discoveries made by him and his associates could not be estimated at Jthu tunc,. HOUSE SENDS FOR SEVEN FINANCIAL NEWS GATHERERS, '"" v- ' . , Heads' of Wall Street Bureau'. Are Also Requested . to' ' Bring Ticker Tapes of Deo. .20. r t. GARDNER SURE Of 'lEAK Bay State Congressman Reads . 4 casting Peace Note. ' WOOD AGAIN . TESTIFIES Washington, Jan. 6. v Subpoenas for seven' men ftrt ordered issued today t)y the house rules committee, at the outset of today's session of 111 "leak" investigation;- s The men to. be called are John Boylev and Henry-F. Bland of the Wall-Street Journal, and W. A,' Craw ford, Ernst A. Knorr, jr.:'- A.-L. 1 Geiger, Nelson M. Shepard and A. M . Jamieson, employes' of the Central News of America, a news service , which supplies Information to Finan cial America, a Wall street newspa- ; The heads of the bureaus also went requested to bring the ticker tapes of their, terices for from 10 a. m. throughout the day of December 20, 1916. . -. - , , ,-' The committee wants to learn what time the Central News and WaH . Street Journal bureaus, made public Tnc laci iimi tt nuic vo iuivhvv b from the president. - ? I . . , ' . " sk Brokers to Keep Record. -,' A motion by Representative Camp bell, republican, to have4 the New York and Chicago exchanges notify all their members to preserve their sale slips of from December 10 to December 23 was adopted. , ' i Announcement was made by Chair- man Henry that Bernard; E. Baruch, who is declared by the mysterious "A. Curtis" to have profited by the so-called leak, and Otto H. Kulin of Kuhn, Loeb & Co., whom Represen tative Wood suggested should be' called, would be here Monday to testify.- f ' - ' On 'X motion ' of ' Representativt Henry,, Mr. Baruch was prdered to bring before the. committee all of his brokers' commission atips from De cember 10 to December 33. . ' Representative Chiperfield of Illt noic, republican, declared at the hear ing that he understood Thomajt W. Lawson of Boston had been the chief beneficiary of the. falling market J which followed the president's- peace note.-, '):-. - . r - Wood Again Testifies. , Representative Wood, - author of the inquiry resolution, had been called to the stand and a wrangle be tween republican and democratic members had been precipitated, when Representative Harrison, democrat, asked Mr. Wood why he had not sat isfied himself as to the identity of the mysterious "A. Curtis." ; ' . i "Representative Wood is not the. author of the charges under inquiry 1 ,, ' . . J w . ."1. .' 1 .1 ncre, proicsicu . mr. vuiici uoiu, "ahd his motives cannot be impugned. . 1 think that we are losing sight of the , fact that these scandalous charges , were made by Thomas W. Lawson of Boston, and it is my understanding that Mr. Lawson was the chief bene, ficiary of this falling market." (, Representative Harrison, democrat, called attention to the - (act that woons nrst resolution was proaucea before Lawson had made any state ment or before the letter from A: Curtis," alleged New 'York broker, had been received. ' ! ' , ; ''The cjuestion," Mr. Chiperfield iu- jisted, "is whether there was a leak and whether government officials im properly profited by it."; 1 -i 'Do ybu think there was a ; leak?" asked Representative Campbell of., Mr.-Harrison. ? . : "Yes," - replied Mr. . Harrison, ''but 1 think the leak came from the rep- ? tapers, or else the leak came bak rom foreigrt centers.", s '. v y '.-'-: Gardner Cites Message. Representative Gardners of Massa-' chusetts, who' on the floor of the house on January 3 said he knev; there was a leak and that the whole Stock exchange transactions showed it was then called to the witness stand. f , ,y r . Representativejjardner testified he was convinced there had been al "leak" because at 2:05 p. rn. Decern-; ber 20, ten hours before the peace, note was released for publication and four hours before it had been placed in the hands of the news agencies, the! following dispatch was sent out over " the Dow, Jones & u. ticker: ' j "The renewed selling of the mar ket is ' due to reports received by brokers' private wires from Washing4 ton to the effect that the admiuistra tion will in the near future address! to the belligerents some suggestions1 or proposals in regard: tp peace i Nothing definite is obtainable in ad ministration circles." ! "There is your proof lof a' leak."! said Mr. Gardner.-"Miracles don't go. (CoatlMvd Pmt Twa. Coining Thm. " i Bee ' - -, " Want Ad Service - - . , for the " Big Sunday Section .is in operation until , - 9 o'clock tonight. ' Get the Beat Results at the Lowest Cost by v A calling ; ; Tyler. 1000 ' You are as close to 1 A Th Bee Want Ad Dept. ' as your phone is to ybu. -if! - V Is..