Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, January 16, 1917, Image 1
The Omaha Daily Bee THE WEATHER SNOW VOL. XLVL NO. 181. OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING. JANUARY 16, 1917 TEN PAGES. On TrtlRi. it M.Uli, Ntwt ttuds, ttc. SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS, BEE WANT-ADS lc per word. Best results, Lowest rates. GERMANY WILL NOT STATE ITS TERMS OF PEACE Foreign Minister Zimmerman Says Allies' Reply Makes Impossible Any Further Move by Kaiser. NO DIRECT ANNOUNCEMENT Such Action by Central Powers Would Be Taken as Sign of Weakness. YEAR MAY TEACH LESSON Berlin, Sunday, Jan. 14. Wireless to The Associated Press, Via Say ville.) Dr. Alfred Zimmerman, the German foreign minister, informed the Associated Press today that, in his opinion, the entente reply , to President Wilson's peace note bars the possibility for the present' of fur ther German steps to bring about peace. In particular, he said, it pre cluded any direct announcement by Germany of its peace conditions, in answer to the terms set forth in the latest entente note. Dr. Zimmerman asserted, however, that the answer of the entente to the president did not finally and com pletely close the door to later efforts for peace, before one side or the other was completely crushed. Can't Say More. The foreign minister in the course of a conversation with the Associated Press correspondent last night de clared though with obvious reluctance that jt was impossible for him to give a more definite statement of the peace program of the central powers than that indicated in the declaration of Dr. , von Bethmann-Hollweg, the chancellor, because the German terms were such that the unsolicited pro mulgation of them in their moderate details, after what he characterized as the aspiring program of conquesn and dismemberment outlined by tne entente would be interpreted by the entente powers as a sign of weakness and of a desire for peace at any1 cost. Publication of the peace terms of the central powers therefore would defeat its every purpose said Dr. Zimmerman. Closes Door on Peace. The foreign minister expressed doubt whether after what he described the rebuff to President Wilson's peace efforts given in the refcly of the en tente, the president could take any further action for the present, adding that the entente answer excluded for the present any possibility of peace. Expressing a profound conviction that the program ot tne entente pow . ers never could be carried into effect. Dr. Zimmerman instimated that a failure of the entente's offensive this year which he expected might again make it passible to approach the sub ject of peace on reasonable terms and with some prospect of success. William Neff, Prominent Christian Scientist, Dies William R. Neff, aged' 64- years, for twenty years a Christian Science practitioner here, died Saturday of Bright'S disease at his home, 4815 Farnam street. He is survived by his widow, six children, Mrs. F. H. Drake, Marion and Vernon Neff of Omaha, George F, Neff of Cedar Rapids, fat; Mrs. G. D. Ford of Bay ard, la., James A. Neff of Marion. Ia.; his mother, Mrs. Mary A. Neff of Benson; two sisters, Mrs. E. H. Sowerwine of Benson and Mrs. F. G. Vcssy of Washington, S. D. He will be buried from the Christian Science church Wednesday and the body will be placed in the receiving vault at Forest Lawn cemetery. Parks Submits Schedule ' 1 Of Rates for Wheel Tax A tentative schedule of rates for the proposed wheel tax ordinance was presented by Commissioner' Parks to the city council committee of the whole, showing to SI year for automobiles and $4 to $20 a year for auto trucks, ihe charges are being based on horse power. The WeatHer tn temperature. Temperatures at Omaha Ytstordaj-. Hour. Dcs. IllBhrsl yesterday... 12 9 Lowpat yesterday. .. . ft 1 Mena temperature... 4 .14 40 Precipitation 08 T .00 .00 Temperature and precipitation departures from tho normal: Normal temperature 20 liefletency for the day.... h Total excess since March 1..' 240 Normal precipitation 02 Inch Excess for the day , .. .06 Inch Total rainfall since March 1 16.80 inches Ucfk'iency since March 1 12.81 Inches deficiency for cor. period, 1915. 1.69 inches leficlency for cor. period, 1914. 3.69 inches Reports From Stations at t P. M. Station and State Temp. High- Raln ot Weather. 7 p.m. est. . fail. Cheyenne, part cloudy 6 0 .06 Davenport, clear 6 8 T -Denver, snow 4 6 .04 lies Moines, clear 10 14 .01 lotce city, snow 18 20 ,10 Lander, clear 4 10 North Platte, snow... 12 12 Omaha, snow. ....... . 9 12 l'ueblo. snow 10 16 Rapid City, cloudy... 2 10 Halt Lake City, clear.. 14 18 .00 02 Kanta Ye, cloudy 28 10 T Hherldsn. clear 6 14 .00 Sioux City, clear 2 4 ,B2 Valentine, cloudy 4 8 .08 T Itidicatea trace of precipitation. L. A. WELSH, Meteorologist. 6 a. m 7 s a. m . . tt aaaaaaK 8 a. ni . . 8 Comparative Local Record. 1917. Ul. 1915. I14. 41 4? 28 34 OMAHA BANQUETS ARCHBISHOP HARTY New Catholic Dignitary From ises to Work for the Wel fare of All. GETS GREAT RECEPTION "I am a man and nothing that touches human nature is estranged from me." is the way Archbishop Harty, guest last night at a citizens'J banquet in t tic Hotel rontencllc, chose to assure the people that he will put forth his best efforts in their behalf. , "God has made a vyondertul world." said the archbishop, "But he has made nothing in it so precious as man. Therefore I shall be most deeply con cerned in men and women, as distin guished from the affairs of men and women. The people of Omaha will always find me where the peoole of the Philippines ever " found me standing on the platform of Christian democracy making myself all things to all men." Representative business men were at the banquet. Gurdon W. Wattles, president of the Omaha & Council Bluffs Street Railway company, wel comed the distinguished prelate to Omaha. Chief Justice Morrissey of the Nebraska supreme court, said he was glad to have such a man as the archbishop to co-operate i with the citizens of the state in itsftioral, men tal and material progress. " Other speakers expressed similar sentiments of warm cordiality. T. J. Mahoney, toastmaster, introduced 'Archbishop Harty with a praiseful eulogy of his record as an American citizen and churchman. ( Archbishop's Speech. Archbishop Harty said: "It was in far-off Manila spark ling like a pearl in the islands of the Pacific, and from the lips of an Omaha man who was visiting me, that I heard for the first. time the sloga'n: 'Grow With Growing Omaha.' The expression made slight impress on my mind then, for I did not think at that time that a kind providence had appointed that I should 'grow with growing Omaha.' "Were I asked to summarize what I think of Omaha, I would say: It is a city advancing in population, mor als, wealth and- knowledge; May Godl preserve it mi time snail DC no more. "The cordial welcome which you have accorded me-this evening, Mr. Toatsmaster, m your own name and in that of this representative gath ering, will live and last and grow as a fragrant 'and fruitful memory for me while. the years come andgo. Man to Man. . j . "I esteem this occasion as one of the happiest incidents in my life; for, gentlemen, it affords me an oppor tunity to stand among you, to become I acquainted Willi cacli one ot you, to join lianas witli you as one of your selves, and as a man with his fellow men to share in vour counsels and your labors for the building up of greater and a better Omaha. "I have come to you from the land of perpetual summer, from the land of the palm trees, a land teeming wan natural wealth both agncul tural and mineral the and where the most precious hard woods grow, and hemp, sugar, tobacco and coprax abound. I hav.e come from Jhe Philippine people whom I love and wnose kindness to me 1 can never forget. "Whatever success I have made the far east, I feel impelled to trace it not to myself, but to the sympathy which bound me to the Philippine people. J hit was -the secret of the marvellous ..co-operation which .they maitifcstcd'towards me in building up schools, academies and col cees homes for delinquent boys and girls, refuges for the mentally "deficient, hospitals built, on the best models, and all these institutions constructed on modern ines, broad, deep, and an swering to the present needs ot hu man life. ' Secular Work. 'And not only in matters directly pertaining to the otfico ot a bishop but also ill things that arc very re motely connected with it was this co operation shown. This sympathetic co-operation ot the i'liilippines en abled me not only to inculcate the spirit of thrift, but also to afford them an opportunity of practicing it. I found it necessary to gather around mc ag roup of men who have built up a great banker in the United States "the most liberal bank charter in the world. This bank, now grown into one of the soundest financial in stitutions in the far east, enables the farmer to move his crops and has be come the foundation of manv nidus tries which in turn employ thousands of men, and as a consequence is bringing into many a home comforts unknown there in former days. "As to the attitude of the Philip pines towards the united states let me say it is cordial among the bet ter classes. The disinterestedness of the American government is becom ing understood and appreciated. All who have anything to lose, all who are rearing families, in short, the great, the immense majority of the people now respect and really like the United States. United in Purpose. "And now, gentlemen, I turn from the far east to the, west; from the Philippines to Nebraska; from Manila to Omaha; from the past to the future. I turn to you, my friends, and to the purposes and plans that are ever to be between us as strong bonds of fellowship and friendship. Our purposes and our plans will unite us; for they will afforo opportunities for the play and exercise of the noblest quality of our hearts, a quality without which effective co operation is impossible. 1 refer, gentlemen, to sympathy, a quality which enables us to see in line with our associates, to reason from their point of view, to work in harmony with the general design, and to sink our personal ambitions and selfish aims, and to work all together in (Conttnoed on1 Pnjr Two, Column One.) MANN SLAVE ACT NOT LIMITED sJ VICE FOP 'rlf " ' ' . . Supreme Cor jes That Prosecutions sr the Law Include Personal Immoral Escapades. THREE JUSTICES DISSENT White, McKenna, Clark Hold It Applies Only to Cases With Commercialized Element. CAMMINETTI CASE UPHELD I Washington, Jan, 15. Interpreting the Mann white slave law, the su preme court today decided that prose cutions under the law for transport ing women in interstate commerce are not limited to commercialized vice and include personal immoral escapades. Conviction of F. Drew Caminetti and Maury 1. Dlggs of Sacramento was affirmed. The court was divided. The ma jority opinion was given by Justice Day. . Chief Justice White and Jus tices McKenna and Clarke dissented. Justice McReynolds took no part in! consideration ot the cases. "The plain terms of the act must take precedence over the designation and the report that accompanied it to congress," said Justice Day. "It is said it will open the door to black mail, butl that is to be considered by kongress. We think the power of congress to regulate transportation of passengers affords ample basis to exercise authority in the case of this statute." Hollowing interpretatioif df the Mann act the court also affirmed con viction of L. T. Rays of Alva, 0kl. Opinion of Justice Day. Justice Day's majority opinion said: "In none of the cases was it charged or proved that the transportation (of tne women involved) was for gain or for the purpose of furnishing women for prostitution for hire. There is no ambiguity in the terms of this act. It is elementary 'that the meaning of a statute must, in the first instance, be sought in the language of the act as framed and if that is plain the sole function of the courts is to enforce it according to its terms. lo cause a woman to be trans ported for debauchery or for an im moral purpose, for which Diggs and Caminetti were convicted, would seem by the very statements of the facts to embrace transportation for pur poses denounced by the act. While such immoral purpose woukUie more culpable in morals, if accompanied with expectation of gain, such con siderations d-.not prevent the lesser offense against morals from the exe cution of purposes within the mean ing of the law. To say to the-contrary would shock the common under standing of what constitutes an im moral purpose. Whether the women involved be come technically accomplices, ar gued in behalf of the three defend ants, was not decided by the court. It disposed of that feature as follows: "It is urged as a further ground of reversal of the judgments below the trial court did not instruct the jury that the testimony of thewo girls was that of accomplices and to be received with great caution and be lieved only when corroborated by other testimony adduced in the case. "While this is so, there is no abso lute rule of law preventing convic tions on this testimony of accom plices if juries believe them." In conclusion, the court said: "Mucl is said about the character of the testimony adduced and as to certain facts tending to establish the guilt or innocence of the accused. This court does not weigh the evi dence in a proceeding of this charac ter, and it is enough to say that there was substantial testimony tending to support the verdicts rendered in the trial courts." History of Litigation. Although the supreme court had previously upheld constitutionality of the Mann white slave law, the ques tion of whether it prohibits interstate transportation of women only for commercialized vice or applies to mere personal immoral escapades having no element of commercialism 1 or coercion has been disputed ever since the law's enactment. Interpretation by the supreme-court of the disputed point was asked in the celebrated Diggs-Caminetti cases and in the case of L. T. Hays of Alva, Okl. In all three cases the govern ment conceded there was no clement of uraffic for gain. Dr. Liebknecht Given Four More Years in Prison t "London; Jan. 15. Dr. Karl Lieb knecht, the German socialist leader, has received an additional sentence of four and one-half years at hard labor and expulsion from the Berlin bar. according to a Central News dis- patcn trom Amsterdam today. A court-martial at Berlin last vear sentenced Dr. Liebknecht to four years' imprisonment for military trea son. He appealed to the imperial military tribunal, which gave a de cision on November 5 last rejecting the appeal. Johnstown Leader Goes Into Receivership Johnstown, Pa., Jan. 15. Finan cial difficulties due, according to a statement by officers of the company, to the increased cost of news print paper and other items of production, have forced the Johnstown Leader, an afternoon daily, into a receivership- The Leader was established five years ago - FOUR MILLION DOLLAR LOSS AND HUNDREDS HOMELESS IN MUNITIONS FIRE A remarkable night view of the fire which destroyed the munitions plant at Kingsland, N. J. The shocks of the explosions were felt for miles. The flames lit up the entire New York City water front. I n 1 I In 1 Si SSS i 1 : 1 V ASSMAN TO PLEAD f AS DRUG ADDICT Attorney Berger Tells Jury This Will Be Defense of Wins low Bank Suspects. RUWE TELLS OF ROBBERY Fremont, Neb., Jan. 15. (Special.) Louis Assman, on trial hcrc for the robbery of the Winslow Slate baik at Winslow a month ago, was un der the influence of liquor and drugs when the robbery was coniniittecd, the defense will endeavor tk prove. This was the statement of Attorney Joe Bergcr of Omaha, who is rep resenting Assman, in his address to the jury late this afternoon. x Assman's attorney said Jhat on the night before the robbery took place, Assma:: and Tom Calcord, 'the other suspect, were at the Assman drug store in Qmaha drinking and eating morphine. The attorney stated ex pert testimony to show Assman was mentally incompentent owing to the excessive use of the drug and liquor would be introduced: Up to four vears am. when Assman Lbcgan the use of drugs and liquor hi ,'iiaa a good recoro. . since that time ftis liiinfl Has become,, affected at times, the attorney said. 'Calcord will be given a hearing when the trial of Assman has been concluded. -The first witness to take the stand was Assistant Cashier Elmer li. Kuwe of the Winslow bank, who handed the money tot the highwaymen. He indentified Assman as one of the two bandits, who entered the bank and covered him with their revolvers. Ruwe testified that before entering the hank the bandits had fired their revolvers. The witness testified that the two robbers then made him hand over what money he had on the counter and in the drawers and then marched hiin back to the vault, where they secured over $4,000 more. Keeping him covered as they turned toward the door the robbers walked out and got in their automobile. Ruwe testified that while the robbers were in the vault the cashier. George C. Voll, ran from the building. He was left alone with the two high waymen. Mr. Ruwe when asked why he gave over the money, answered, "I was scared." Attorney Bergcr for Assman asked but few questions on the cross-examination. Assinafl's mother and wife are in the courtroom and will testify. George C. Voll will take the stand tomorrow morning. He has identified the prisoners as the two highwaymen who entered the bank and got away with $0,340. Ihe state has thirty eight witnesses. It is expected the two trials will require ten days or two weeks. Wyoming Senate Votes to Submit "Dry". Amendment Cheyenne, Wyo., Jan. 15. The Wyo ming senate today passed a bill sub mitting prohibition, as a constitutional amendment, to the people of the state in 1918. The bill now goes to the house. ! White Frost and White Fog Cover !- The British Battle Front in France With the British Armies in France, : Via London, Jan. 14. This has been ! one of the straneest days in the 1 strange world war. It has been a wonderfully whitf day .. day of snow, white fog, white fields and strange white trees glistening in mag ical mantles of clear white frost. Even the brown, gripping, remorse less mud of the Sonime the mud that has been almost the master of the war for these last two months has hidden its treacherous depth, for the time at least, beneath the soft, fleecy flakes that came during the night to spread a Sabbath vestment over the wretched, squalid and som ber battle fields of northern France. In most of the front line trenches there was the mystic quiet that conies with snow. No Man's land had been lifted for the moment out of its de graded and abject state of melancholic desolation and placed on a pictur esque white equality with the uiitrani nieled lands that lie about the fighting zones. The tortuous rusted barriers of barbed wire in front of the enemy positions had been transformed into McAdoo Issues Hot Denial, Declaring Rumors Base Lies Washington. Jan. 15. Secretary McAdoo issued a statement late today saying "no more shameless and wan ton lie rotild be conceived" than the rumor that he had been interested "at any time, in any manner whatever, in stock speculation, or had been con nected in any manner whatever with a "leak." Secretary McAdoo said: "No man should he called upon to noljcc such detestable and irrespon sible gossip and slander, but since my name has been mentioned I wish to say that no more shameless and wanton lie could be conceived than Ihe rumor or suggestion that 'I have been interested at any lime and in any manner in stork speculation or purchases of stock in New York or elsewhere or that I have been con nected in any manner whatever with Ihe alleged 'leak' about the so-'callcd peace note. "The putrid partisan politicians and the putrid stock gamblers in New York and Bosron are giving the coini try a painful exhibition of the con temptible methods to which they re sort in their efforts to injure the ad piiuistratioii. .'. "If any man in or out of congress will assume. .responsibility "for these slanders or it 1 can secure legal proof ot tne guilt ot sue li a man 1 will have him put in the penitentiary, where he belongs. It is time that an example be made of the foul scoundrels who make a profession of whispered and baseless insinuations against men in public life." Secretary Tumulty gave out this statement: "After the complete and definite statement which 1 made to the rules committee last week it should hardly be necessary for mc to say that there is not a scintilla of truth in these new flimsy charges." Admiral Dewey is Very .Weak and End May Come Any Time Washington. )an. 15. Admiral Dljwey, hero of Manila bay, whs has been confined to his home here for the last five days by a general hreak-dowtu-wa$ reported as "slowly sink ing," hy his doctors at 2 o'clock this afternoon. The following bulletin was issued by Drs. Fauntleroy and Sheldon. "Admiral Dewey has bccji slowly declining since early this morning. The primary condition is arterial sclerosis which affects practically every orsran in the body, especially the kidneys and brain. Although he has shown 'great rallying power at times, he is slowly sinking. So far his heart y strong and his lungs are clear, but these organs may be suddenly and seriously affected at any time." Sanford Hotel Will Open , Informally on Wednesday The Sanford hotel will open on Wednesday in order to take care of some reservations that have come in from out in Nebraska. The forma opening of the hostelry will not take place until rsiturday, as planned, ac cording to Owner Conant. tangled and graceful strand ot ice 1111,1 clinging snow, ., 1,ack of ,nc ''!"'. l'e British guns ; that never seem to tire or sleep mud cannot muzzle nor trosts subdue spoke with a white hot breath from hiding places screened and doubly secure beneath the white cover of the newly fallen snow. L'nder the spell of the snow and the mists there was, what is not often the case out here, an almost tangible touch of Sunday in the air. Whether it was the white fog that enveloped so much of the front or whether it was just some shadowy spirit of the Sabbath, the strident voices of the guns seemed more muffled than usual and farther away. But the messengers that the guns sent smashing through miles of glacial space spoke to their foes in the same determined tones that have been heard with such unrcteiuing reg ularity during all these wintry days. The war that stretches out over the years is a war that necessarily re solves itself inlo a routine of much the same thing over and over again. Today, however, in all ils whitness, it sccmul JUit a wee bit different. SOLDIERS GET PAY AND THEN GO HOME Men Wear Their Uniforms, Al though Officers Are Re sponsible for Them. EACH CAPTAIN IS BONDED The Fourth Nebraska regiment at Fort Crook has been mustered out of the tcderal scrvicc restored to its former National Guard status and the men sent to their homes. They were paid off by Lieutenant Colonel C. H. McNeill of the paymasters' de partment of Chicago. No formalities or red tape preceded the mustering out, nothing but the paying of the soldiers, as all details had been ar ranged several days ago. About $48,000 was distributed among the men and officers. The average pay of each man was about $45. This included pay for Decem ber and fifteen days in January be sides the allowance for clothing, which they did not draw. No company captains were paid. They will not receive their salaries until their company records are re checked by the War department at Washington. ...,;,. .. .. . No Allowance Made..' No additional allowance was given to the soldiers for the clothes which the government and state officers seized soon after the men returned from the border. Adjutant General Hall stated that he was in corre spondence with the War department and that he thought a satisfactory agreement would be reached whereby the men would be reimbursed. True to Governor Neville's assur ance, the soldiers left the post prop erly dressed, but ir'order to do so they were requircH by many of the company commanders to deposit $10 for the return of the clothes. The officers felt justified in taking the se curity, as they assert that they are personally accountable for the clothes. i Previous lo being mustered out of the federal service, each captain was bonded by the state for $1,000 to see that the property was returned. A few sick soldiers, who were not mustered out, will be kept at the post until they have recovered. A regular army detachment relieved the regi mental hospital corps from further duty. , Kaiser's Note Says' He Has Courage to Make Peace Offer Amsterdam, Jan. 15. (Via Lon don.) The Norddeulsche Allgemeine Zeitung publishes the following auto graph letter from the German em peror to Chancellor von Bethmann Hollweg, dated October 31, 1916. "My Dear liethmann: 1 4iavc been turning over our conversation thor oughly in my mind. It is clear that the people in the enemy countries who arc kept in hard endurance of the war by lies and frauds and de luded iby lighting and hatred, possess no men who arc able or who have the moral courage to speak the word which will bring relief to propose peace. What is wanted is a moral deed to free the world, including neu trals, from the pressure which weighs upon all. For such deed it is neces sary to find a ruler who has a con science, who feels that he is responsi ble to God, who has a heart for his own people and for those vho are his enemies, who is indifferent to any i possible williul mistinterpretatioiv of his act and possesses the will lo free the world from its sufferings. "I have the courage. Trusting in God, I shall dare to take this step. I'lease draft notes on these lines and submit them to me and make all nec essary arrangements without delay." t Railroad Claims For More Mail Pay Are Held Invalid Washington, Jan. 15. Test cases regarded as decisive of about 800 rail road claims against the government for approximately $35,000,000 addi tional compensation for carrying the mails from 1907 to lull were decided today by the supreme court against the railroads. Appeals of the Chicago & Alton and Yazoo & Mississippi rail roads from rejection of test claims were dismissed. LAWSON NAMES M'ADOO; KE SAYS HENRY TOLD HIM , Financier Springs Sensation When He Says Rules Com- i mittee Chief Gave Him J ' "Leak" Information. j MENTIONS THREE BANKERS Asserted He Heard Bernstorff ,Madc Huge Profits on Market. WITNESSES SUBPOENAED Washington, Jan. 15. At the close of today's hearing the committee or-N dered subpoenaed Archihal S. White, Ruth Tomlinsou Visconti. i William W. Trice, II. I'liney Fiske; C. D. Bar ney anil company Malcolm McAdoo, S. G. Gibhoney, Paul M. Warburg, John R. Rathoin. John 0'HaraCos grave and Erman Kidgeway. Secre tary McAdoo and Secretary Tumulty, members f the committees aid, would I come 'voluntarily. The hearing ad journed until tomorrow morning. Washington, Jan. 15. Thomas W. I.awson declared during his testimony this afternoon that the firm of C. D. Barney & Co. of Wall street, Mal colm McAdoo, brother of Secretary McAdoo, and Stewart G. Gibbonicy of New York knew of the leak and that "a public man who knew the leak machinery" was Paul M. War burg of the Federal Reserve board. Lawson indirectly brought the names of Secretary Lapsing and Am bassador Bernstorff into the hearing, but not in connection with the leak. When Henry charged him with dragging in tht name of Lansing, Lawson indignantly replied: VI have held the names of Lansing and the German ambassador ""out of this." . At the opening of the hearing Chairman Henry made a statement " of the nature of the proceedings, out lining the history of the previous hearing, including questions asked Lawson and his defiant answers thereto. At the very outset Lawson sprung a sensation by declaring Chairman Henry was the congressman who told him a cabinet member, senator and a stock broker were in a pool to profit in the stock market by a leak on President Wilson'a peace note. Lawson first pleaded with the com-' mittee to allow him to -give- the -names, in secret and public later if the commitlee decided it was wise. The committee would not grant tlie plea and Chairman' Henry demanded an answer to the question. "Who wis the member of con gress?" Lawson was asked. "Chairman Henry," said Lawson, calmly. There was no sign of surprise on the face of the chairman as Lawson gave his name. Before he had an swered, the first question, however, Lawson made the promise to answer by asking for an opportunity to make an explanation before going further. , Boston Banker Named. , . Lawson said he could not give the names of any members of congress, who were engaged in buying and sell ing stocks. , Lawson said that the banker wh told him he knew another banker who dominated a cabinet officer in Wash ington was Archibald S. White of White Si Co., Boston. The committee immediately issued a subpoena for White. Lawson also testified that Ruth Tomlinsou Visconti of Washington had-told Him that W. W. Price, cor respondent of the Washington Star at the White House, had a part in the leak affair between Secretary Tumulty and others. ' Rumor that McAdoo Knew. . Secretary McAdoo, ,Lawson said, was the cabinet member to whom he ' referred in his previous testimony as being connected, according to rumor, with a leak on President Wilson's peace note. Lawson had been asked if he was prepared to offer proof of his state ment that there were beneficiaries of the leak among law makers and oth ers. He produced a letter which he asked to submit in private. The committee insisted that he read it. It was from Mrs. Visconti. . Another banker, 'to whom Lawson referred as having been involved in the leak, was H. Pliny Fiske of Har vey Fiske & Sons, New York. The senator, Lawson said, was known to him only as "O." Tumulty Go-Between. Ruth T. Visconti appears in the Washington city directory as a cleric (Continued on raffs Two, Celama Two.) Incompetent Help Take all thejoy out of life. By putting a small ad in the Help Wanted Columns of The Bee you will se cure a domestic you can depend on. She will relieve you of the many little wor ries you think you must look after your self. Call Tyler 1000 Youare as close to The Bei Want Ad Dept. as your phone is to you.