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    Daily Bee
Night Service
to 10 p. m.
Tyler 1000.
VOL. XLVI. NO. 182.
Or Trilni, it Hotili,
Nm tUndt, ft., M
-Visiting Men and Their. Wives
Given Special Invitaton to
Hall of House of Rep-
, resentatves.
Potash Plants Proving Gold
Mine in Hitherto Barren
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
; Lincoln, Jan. 16. (Special.) Sheri
dan county and Sheridan county
farmers and their good wives held
he center 'of the stage today in leg
islative halls, having been present on
special invitation of the house given
through Representative Lloyd Thom
as of Alliance, their representative.
. The delegation ""was greeted a
Jittle address by RepresentativeRich-
mond of Douslas to the house calling
attention to the presence of so(many
fine looking men and beautiful wom
en, and after Speaker Jackson had
welcomed them without reciting any
poetry, Mr. Thomas was called upon
to do tne real nonors ot ine occasion,
which he did in an address calling at
tention to the rapid development of
Sheridan county and the rustling abil
ity of its citizens.)
. West to Front. , 1
Mr. Thomas said that there were
many things which had brought west
ern Nebraska into- prominence. Prof.
Condra witlf" his motion pictures
showing the activities of 'western
counties had done much along this
line. The people themselves had done
much b ytheir thrift and energy, to
gether with their, determination to
stick under adverse circumstance, to
bring Box Butte and Sheridan coun
ties,, the counties ot his district, into
the limelight. Speaking of a new
industry, Mr. Thomas in closing said:
"During the last three years a new
industry has been developed in Sheri
dan county which is ot vital agricul
tural and commercial importance.
The state now leads the world in the
production of potash, which is used
in making fertilizer. In the southern
part of the county there are a num
ber of alkali lakes which for many
years were deemed of little value un
til some enterprising young men from
the University-of Nebraska discovered
;hat they were rich m potash.
" ' New Plants Started.'
; "Thte are now four huge evaporat
i ing plants in operation, .takifigv the
'potash from the water in these lakes.
The largest of these plants is turning
uui Mil avcidKC ui ,ui ijr tunc pel May.
Altogether the potastv production of
' southern Sheridan county is now ap
proximately iuu ions per day. At
their present rate of production and
with potash remaining at its present
price, these four plants will turn out
during the coming vear not less than
$10,0(10,600 worth of potash perhaps
twice, that amount." ,
Eight Bills Voted ;
Against Alleged
. Chicago Grafters
. Chicago, Jan. 16. Eight indict
ments, according to an announcement
from the state's attorney's offiec, were
voted today against men involved in
the police graft investigation which
recently led to the arrest of former
Chief of Police C. C. Healey, other
police officers and various alleged go
betweens accused of aiding in col
lecting tribute from the underworld.
It also was stated that the October
grand jury, which has been hearing
witnesses in the graft inquiry, would
be dismissed with the return ,of the
indictments. This action was ' re
garded as the outgrowth of the
charge that a member of the grand
jury had communicated happenings
in .the'grand jury room to former
Chief Healey's bondsmen.
,The Weather
Tempera tores at Omaha Yen Unlay,
. Hour. Dei.
6 a. m I
a. m 4
7 a. m s
l. m.,., 4
9 a, n. 7, s
10 a. m
11 a. m 7
12 m 9
1 p. m 12
2 p. m n
3 p:m , . . , . 17
4 p. m n
6 p. m 15
6 p. m lfj
7 p. in 14
p. m 14
Comparative Local Byword.
1917. 1918. 191fi. 1914.
Hish'Bt yesterday....- 17 4 28 fit)
ho went yesterday 4 a 14 3D
.Mean temperature.... 10 0 21 42
Precipitation 02 .00 .55 .00
Tfrnperatuito and precipitation departures
from the normal:
Normal temperature 20
Deficiency for the day io
Total excess since March 1 ....230
Normal precipitation 02 Inch
PeficJency for the day 00 inch
Tots) rainfall since March 1 ... .16. 82 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 12.11 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period. 1916. 1.71 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1914. 3.08 Inches
Report From HUtlonyst t P. M.
Btailnn and State
of Weather.
Cheyenne, clear ,
Da ven port, clear. . . . , .
Denver, clear
Den Moines, clear
Iodg pity, cloudy...,
Ianter, clear
.North Platt. clear....
Omaha, clear
Pueblo, clear , .
JUpld City, clear
-Halt l-ako City. deaf..
'Hani a Fe. cloudy.....
Temp. High- Rulti-
7 p. m. est. fall.
2 4 .02
8 12 .00
4 .00
12 It .00
1 18 .00
10 .00
14 17 .05
14 .,4
1 .011
14 IS .00
II an ,o:
1! .00
It 14 .01
S. 10 .06
innennan, ciear.
Hloux I'ltr, clear.......
Valentif., clear
Indicate below zero.
L A. WELBIt, Meteorologist.
House Members Forestall Lobby
That Drove Them Wild in 1915
House Adopts Motion Showing
Itself in Pavor of Extend
ing Terms.
Lincoln. Jan. 16. (Special Tele
gram.) The bill to make the terms
of county officers four years will pass
if an expression taken this morning
really reflects the feelings of the
members. The vote was taken in or
der that the lobbyists might know
whether it would be necessary to
come to Lincoln or not. The vote
stood 87 yes to 7 no.
When the autstion came to a vote,
the only . ones found opposing the
proposition were Beaf, Gormley, Kee
gan, Lovely, McAllister, Moseley and
Stuhr. Those absent and not votfng
Attempt of Huge Mass Forma
tion to Break Through Near
Fundeni is Failure.
(Aaaoelmted fttm War Summary.)
The Russo-Roumanian defense of
the Sereth line in no'rtnern Roumania
has turned to the form of heavy coun
ter attacks, which are being delivered
both along he " Moldavian frontier
and between Fokshanf and the Dan
ube. I
The most ambitious attempt to push
back the Teutonic front was made
along the main Sereth line between
the mountains and the Danube, in the
vicinity of Fundeni. Russian troops
in mass formation were thrown into
a storm attack yesterday. The Teu
tonic lines were reached, but could
not be held by the attacking forces.
Elsewhere there has been little
fighting, so far as the current official
reports reveal. There are signs of
impending activities of an important
nature, however, along the, front in
In this connection interest attaches
to a news agency report of the pres
ence in Greece of General von Fal-
kenhayn, former chief of the Gerv
man general stati ana laieiy in com
mand of important forces in the Rou
manian campaign.
Another report from a correspond
ent with General Sarrail's army de
clares the entente forces in Macedo
nia are, to be augmented preliminary
to an offensive which will have for
its object the cutting of the. ,-Berlin-Constantindjfle''1
"ratfroad, "running
through Serbia, Bulgaria and Tur
key. i
v . ';' 11 '
Pontiff Extends
y uongratuiations to
President Wilson
Washington Jan. 16 Congratula.
Hons from Pope Benedict AV on tne
recent peace movement of the Ameri
can government xwere conveyed to
President Wilson today by Juan
Ryano, the Spanish ambassador. The
pope has sent no suggestion for fu
ture moves. The message was con
veyed through the Spanish ambassa
dor because the papal legation here
has no diplomatic status.
On its own account the Spanish
government has already replied to
President Wilson's peace note, taking
the position that it would do nothing
for the present. .
In transmitting the message trom
the pope today the Spanish ambas
sador acted merely as an interme
diary. In response to a request by Presi
dent Wilson the Spanish ambassador
later in tne day cabled nis govern
ment to convey the thanks of Presi
dent Wilson to the pope.
The present status of the peace sit
uation was not mentioned either by
the president or himself, the Spanish
ambassador said.
The Greek government -Today in a
note handed to the State department
by Charge Vovros expressed the most
lively interest and support of Presi
dent Wilson's peace .note. i
Immigration Bill
Passes House With
Literacy Test In It
Washington, Jan. 16. The house
today finally approved the immigra
tion bill and it went to President Wil
son. May 1 was the date when it
shall become effective.
Whether the bill will be vetoed by
President Wilson on account of the
literacy test, which in similar bills
has led to vetoes, is nctt known. '
Kugel Wants Law Changed So "
Citizens Who Fear May Tote Guns
Commissioner Kugel offered to the
city council; for consideration a gun
toting ordinance which conforms in
general terms with the state law as
well as providing that reputable citi
zens may protect themselves under
reasonable circumstances.
"This ordinance means," explained
Mr. Kugel, "that, if "you were going
home iluC'nB the late hours 'of the
eveningand had to traverse a dark
or lonely route and should be caught
with a concealed weapon you would
not be held under the ordinance. Or
suppose that you were carrying an un
usual amount of money or had reason
to expect attack you could justify
yourself." , .
were Grecnwalt. Leidigh, Mills, Mu
tcy. Osterman, Schneider and Stearns.
Mr. Taylor, speaking for the Dafoc
motion, said he wanted to save county
officers the trouble of coming to Lin
coln and lobbying members of the
legislation. Mr. Letnar wanted a pro
viso making them ineligible for re
election after one term of f-ur years,
but he did not press the. t.
How the senators . Vnta-
tives were houndedv,v -Ss i of
ficers' lobby tw 'v s
by Mr. Fries "This
will help sK Jrv
The ok i . was by Mr.
Dafoe anrf aP' jllows:
"I move , f be declared the
sense of this ifvdse that we favor the
enactment of a law fixing four-year
term for county electiv officers and
that such law shall not affect the
terms of office of present encum
bents." The vote showed 86 for the motion
and 7 agaiitat.
Confirmation for Omaha Man
for Position on Board
of Control.
(From a staff Correspondent.) 1
Lincoln, Jan. 16. (Special Tele
gram.) E. O. Mayfield, named by
Governor Neville for the Board of
Control, was cotffirmed by the senate
after -a long session this afternoon.
Only two senators, Sandal, republi
can, and Oberlies, democrat, voted
no The first vote came on a motion
to suspend action one week, Bushee,
Douthett, Haase, Hammond, Lahners,
McAlisster, McMullen, Neal and San
dall, republicans, and Oberlies and
Sawyer, democrats, vote for.
On the confirmation the vote stood
30 for and 2 against, with Spirk ab
sent. Will Examine Into
Mental Condition
Of Harry K. Thaw
Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 16. An ex
amination of Harry K. Thaw's men
tal condition will be made if he is per
mitted to leave the hospital, where he
is recovering from self-inflicted
wounds, according to Dr. Ellwood R.
Kirby. his physician in this citV. Dr.
Kirby. said the wounds on Thaw's
wrist and neck are rapidly Healing,
but that he would be keot in the hos
pital 'until the mental examination is
completed. The physician said the
patient's mind is still somewhat
cloudy. He talks with difficulty and
while speaking he frequently falls
into a doze. Questioned whether
Thaw would be 'removed to New
York without a legal fight, Dr. Kirby
gave it as his opinion that there will
be a contest. -
Bath Pipe Bursts,
Miss Stevens Runs,
Slips and Sues
It all happened on account of a
sunfmer night's bath.
Minnie Stevens resides, or rather
did reside, at 2302 South Twelfth
street John Baumann and Marie
Baumann own the house'.
It a $5,000 damage suit filed against
the Baumanns in district court Min
nie alleges that on July 29, 1916,
while she was splashing about in the
bath tub, a defective water pipe broke
and flooded the floor. She hurriedly
j made a dash for the stairs intended to
go down cellar and turn off the water,
she alleges. Some water was also
trickling down the steps, Minnie
slipped, so she sets forth, and injured
herself $5,000 worth.
Gas Company Re-Elects
Its Officers and Directors
Stockholders of the Omaha Gas
company re-elected directors and the'
following officers: Frank T. Hamil
ton, president; G. W. Clabaugh, vice
president and secretary; Lewis Lil
lie, treasurer; I. W. Morris, assistant
secretary and L. W. Weymuller, as
sistant treasurer. W. H. Taylor con
tinues as manager.
Jerome Weinel Gets Pen
For Forging Bad Check
Jerome J. Weinel, pleading guilty to
passing a forged check for $5 on the
Brandeis stores, was sentenced to
from one to two years in the peni
tentiary when arraigned on a contin
uance before Judge Sears of the dis
trict court.
."Is there not danger that this privkJ
icge woum De aoused, was asked the
superintendent of police.
"That will be ,up to the individual.
If you are arrested with a concealed
weapon and cannot give a reasonable
explanation then you will be liable un
der the ordinance," said Mr. Kugel.
The purpose of the ordinance is to
provide means for prosecuting on a
city rather than a state complaint.
"Many citizens have asked Chief
Dunn for permits- to carry "smoke
wagons," bu the. chief has steadfastly
refused to issue permits.
The penalty to be imposed under
the new ordinance will be a fine of
$100 or imprisonment for three
Issues Manifesto Saying That
He Is Not Pacified by
Anything Done by
Republican Leaders Give Out
Communication Stating Their
Side of the Case.
New York, Jan. 16. Efforts to
bring about harmony between repub
licans and progressives here today
produced as their first conspicuous
result a stormy protest from Geo, W.
Perkins and .Everett Colby, progres
sive leaders, that republican leaders
were not acting in good faith.
Chairman Wm. R. Willcox of the
republican national committee called
together a sub-committee ot the re
publican executive committee ap
pointed yesterday to devise a plan of
co-operation between republicans
and progressives. The result of this
meeting was ine issuance oi resolu
tions adopted fory the purpose of
forming a supplemental committee to
be composed of republicans and pro
gressives to have a voice in party af
fairs. This would take the pSace of
the joint republican progressive cam
paign committee which went out of
existence after the election.
Perkim Makes Statement.
Almost simultaneously with Mr.
Willcox's announcement of this plan
at the Union League club Mr. Perkins
at his home around the corner issued
a statement attacking the republican
executive committee and Mr. Will
cox's sub-committee on harmony but
at the same time defending Mr. Will
cox. Mr. Perkins- declared that at
the meeting of the executive commit
tee yesterday there had been an ef
fort to force Mr. Willcox out of the
chairmanship and to place a reac
tionary vice chairman in his place to
prevent Willcox from "liberalizing"
the party.
He also called for a meeting of the
entire republican national committee
to work out harmony plans,-declaring
that the sub-committee on har
mony, of which Mr. Willcox is chair
man, was in the hands of the "old
guard." Finally, when he saw the
harmony plan proposed by this com
mittee he declared that it had been
dictated by las. A. Hemenway of In
dianA, who lie called one of the "old
euard.B Mr. Perkins added that he
regarded the resolutions "merely ai a
scrap ot paper. .
, ' Joint Manifesto Issued.
A statement declaring the charges
of Mr. Perkins were unfounded was
issued tonight by James A. Hemen.
way, F. W. Estabrook, and former
Governor Gillett. They declared it
was endorsed by John 1. Adams,
Cornelius N. Bliss, jr., and other
members ot the committee.
Swiss National '
Body Orders More
Men to the Colors
Berne, Switzerland, Jan. 16. (Via
London.) Official announcement was
made today that the federal council
has decided, as a measure ot precau
tion, to mobilize on January 24 the
Second division and the contingents
of the tourth Tlnd Fifth divisions,
which have not yet been mobilized.
The announcement follows:
"The federal council declares that
circumstances enabled it to reduce
very considerably during recent
months the forces on the frontier.
At the beginning of the year it was
considered take more ex
tensive measures of precaution and
for this reason it ordered the mobiliz
ation on January 4 of the Second
division and the contingents of the
Fourth and Fifth divisions which
have not been mobilized.
i "The federal council remains fully
confident of the intentions ot the bel
ligerent parties toward the neutrality
of Switzerland.
There have been frequent reports
recently of uneasiness in Switzerland
regarding possible violation of the
country's neutrality. Italy, according
to unofficial dispatches, had strength
ened its defenses along the Swiss
border. v
President Schulthcss of Switzer
land said recently that the Swiss peo
pie would never allow a foreign army
to invade their soil. On account of
the reiteration of these reports the
French and German governments re
newed their assurances to Switzer
land that they would respect its neu
trality. To Provide a Penalty if
Light Bill Not Paid On Time
Corporation Counsel Lambert has
prepared for the city council an
amendment to the 6-ceut electric light
ordinance, providing that the light
company may bill 'i cent per kilowatt
hour in excess of the 6-cent rate, the
additional charge to be payable only
after ten days from date of bills. This
conforms to the rule in practice be
fore the 6-cent rate went into effect.
Cruiser Milwaukee1 is
Driven Further Inland
Eureka, Cal., Jan. 15. The cruiser
Milwaukee, which stranded near here
.Saturday, lay high on the beach to
day, having worked itself further in
shore during the night. Its tilt sea
ward was much greater than yester
day. The engine rooms and boiler
rooms are flooded.
The submarine 11-3, which the Mil
waukee undertook to rescue,' was
high and dry on the sand.
Admiral Dewey Dies After Illness
At His Home in National Capital
"Hero of Manila Bay," Who
Sunk Spanish gleet in
s Philippine Waters
Is Dead.
Washington, Jan. 16. Admiral
Dewey, hero of Manila Hay and by
priority the ranking naval officer of
the world, died at his home here at
5:55 p. m., today in his eightieth
year. He had been ill for, a long
time, but the serious nature of his ill
ness was not made known until a few
days ago.
Native of Vermont.
Admiral George Dewcv . of the
United States navy, the "Hero of
Manila Bay," was born in Montpe
lier. Vt., December 26, 17J7, the son
of Dr. Julius Yeinans and Mary (Per-
nnj Dewey. He was a descendant,
in the ninth generation, of the first
Dewey who came to Dorchester,-in
the Massachusetts bay colony, in
1633, from Sandwich, England. The
admiral's father was a deeply re
ligious man and founded Christ Euis-
copal church in Montpelier, where his
son George was baptized, went to
Mindav School and was confirmed
The first funeral which took place
there was that of George Dewey's
mother, when he was but 5 yars old.
It was a rather odd coincidence
that the ancestral arms of the Dew
eys bore the motto, "A Crown the
Conqueror is Due," and that when
George was but a little chap his
father proudly used to call him his
"little hero." George was a manly
boV, full of vitality and inborn cour
age and ever fond of action and ad
venture. i
George Dewev received his first
education at the Washington county
grammar school in Montpelier, which
had obtained a rather unenviable rep-
, ,
Revenue Program Embraces
Among Other Features a
$289,000,000' Loan.
Washington, Jan. 16. Ways and
means committee democrats today
met and formally agreed on reve
nue program embracing a bond is
sue of $289,000,000, an increase of
the estate or inheritance tax to pro
duce $22,000,000 and an 8 'per 'cent
tax on xce profits above 8 per cent
on capital of corporations and part
nerships. In addition temporary certificates
of indebtedness may be decided upon
up to $100,000,000 to run until June 30.
The president, Secretary McAdoo and
Chairman Kitchin have agreed to that
This is the program as. now ar
ranged: Inheritance or estate tax to pro
duce $22,000,000.
"Tax of 8 per cent on all over 8 per
cent net profits on business of cor
porations and co-partnerships with
income of $5,000 a year and over to
net $214,000,000. '
Bond issue on account of Mexican
border and other expenses to produce
Probably $100,000,000 certificates of
indebtedness, a temporary expedient
to take care of the treasury until the'
present year s income tax returns
flow in.
The estate tax would increase to
Vi per cent the 1 per cent tax on the
minimum taxable estates from ffsU,
000 to $100,000 and increase to 15 per
cent the present 10 per cent tax on
estates over $15,000,000 in value.
The bond issue is to pay $162,000,
000 for Mexican border expenses, $1,
000,000 for the Alaskan railway, $20,
000,000 for the nitrate plant, $1 1,000,000
for the armor plant, $25,000,000 for
purchase of Danish West Indies, and
$50,000,000 for creation of a merchant
marine under the shipping bill. No
decision was reached at to the 3 per
cent certificate indebtedness under
which there is authority to issue $200,
000,000 to run not more than three
months. Chairman Kitchin indicated
that there might be a decision later
to issue $100,000,000 merely to take
care of the treasury between now and
June 30, by which time $200,000,000
in income tax is expected to be in the
Wyoming Senate Votes to '
Submit "Dry" Amendment
Cheyenne, Wyo., Jan. 15. The Wyo
rring 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
Entente Plans to Cut Berlin
And Constantinople Railroad
London, Jan. 16. The allied army
on the Saloniki front vill be rein
forced as a preliminary to an effort
to cut the Berlin-Constantinople rail
road, according to a dispatch from a
British correspondent with General
The writer lays it down as the most
urgent task of the Saloniki army to
cut this railroad and shut off Germany
from the supplies of foodstuffs and
men which it is drawing from Asia
Minor. "fie describes Asiatic Tur
key as a granary which Germany is
develnninff; on scientific lines, while
it is also the home of 2.000,000 mag-.
mhcent lighters, who, he says, are
being trained and drilled under Ger
man instructors.
"Only by cutting the railroad."
utation through the mischievousness
and rebelliousness of the pupils.
Young Dewey formed no exception,
but soon became a leader ot tne re
bellious set. But. when a new teach
cr, afterward Major Z. K. Pangbornq
came to the school, who insisted
upon strict discipline and adminis
tered young Dewey a severe whip
ping, the former leader of the muti-
tCoathMNl on l'tve Two, Column One.)
Story of Conduct of Assman
and Calcord Told Again
at Fremont.
Fremont, Neb., Jan. 16. (Special
Telegram.) Only fifteen of the twen
ty-eight witnesses County Attorney
J. C. Cook had supboenaed for the
stated in the bank robber case were
called upon to testify against Louis
Assman, one of the defendants. The
state rested its case this afternoon
and Attorney Bcrger asked for time
to bring an expert from Omaha who
will testify as to Assman's com
petency. Judge Button adjourned
court until 9 o'clock Wednesday
morning. r .
i ne story oi tne roonery, tne cnase
of the bandits across Washington and
Thurston counties and the subsequent
arrest of Assman and Tom Calcord
were told by witnesses today. The
court room was crowded to overflow
ing again.
George Voll, cashier of the Wins
low State bank, was the first witness
called. He testified to the defendants
coming into the. bank, commanding
Assistant Cashier Elmer Ruwe to
hand over the money and "do it
quick," and then firing shots in the
ceiling. Voll said when the bandits
took Kuwe to the vault he ran over to
a store to call for help. He identic
tied both defendants as the two rob
bers who raided the bank.
Logan Lambert of Winnegabo, to
wnom the detendanta surrended fol
lowing; their tiitht with Clint Hoffman
Winnebago marshal, told of the hunt
and the capture of the bandits. Lam
bert aid Assman and Calcord came
out of the brush along the" creek
where they had hidden and throwing
up tneir nanus said, we are through
ooys; we give up.
, Wilbert Ross, the farmer who
hauled Calcord and. Assman to Win
nebago after the car the defendants
were driving broke down, told of the
fight with the marshal at Winnebago
anu ine escape oi tne Dandlts.
Attorney joe Berecr. for Assman
said today he would need about half
a day to introduce testimony for the
Haskell and Gould
Will Represent Omaha
Two delegates fromvthe Omaha
Builders' exchange are to attend the
meeting of the National Association
of Builders' Exchanges to be held in
Atlanta, Ga., February 13, 14 and 15.
V. Ray Gould, president of the local
exchange, and Paul A. Haskell, sec
retary, are the delegates. Mr. Has
kell will also attend the conference
of secretaries to be held there Feb
ruary 12.
the correspondent writes, "can this
process be stopped and this is the
only justification for maintaining our
expensive, but hitherto inadequate
force in Macedonia. It can only be
hoped that the reinforcements that
will arrive in 1917 will make it pos
sible by next New Year's da to have
got astride of the vital trans-Balkan
Tht checking of German expansion
in the near cast is specified by the
correspondent as an even greater end
lo be aimed at by the allied army.
He declares that the Germans plan to
establish themselves at Saloniki as a
stepping stone to a near eastern em
pire aifd that the entente powers must
fashion the Balkans so as to "build
a Slav dam across the tideway of Ger
man ambition."
Rules Committee Spreads Drag
net Over Financial District
of New York as Result of
Lawson's Testimony.
Goes Into Detail Regarding
Alleged Interview With
Chairman Henry,
Washington, Jan. 16. Spreading, a
dragnet over the financial district of
New York, the house rules commit
tee today extended the j peace note
leak" investigation to if general in
quiry into the stock market. In an
executive meeting the committee con
sidered the advisability of emploving
expert counsel familiar with financial
affairs to conduct the examination ot
witnesses. It also planned to ask con
gress tomorrow for an extension of -time
to report.
As the hrst step in enlarging the
scope of the hearing the committee
subpoenaed J. P. Morgan, H. P. Dav
ison, F. A. Vanderlip, Arthur Lipper,
Sol C. Wexler and J. S. Bache, New
York financiers. ' i ;
Woman Disappears.
Vying in interest with the summon
ing of the financiers was the disap
pearance of Mrs. Ruth Thomason
V isconti, who I nomas W. Lawson
says told him Secretary Tumulty and
others had profited in the stock
market by the "leak," and that Wil
liam W. Price, one of the White
House correspondents, had acted as
the "go-between" in the affair and re
ceived $5,000 for his work. Sergeant-
at-Arms Gordon and several assistants
tried in vain to find Mrs. Visconti. Mr.
Lawson expressed great surprise over '
the disappearance.
Lawson, whose sensational testi
mony aroused the committee to go to
the depths of the "leak" rumors, oc
cupied the witness stand again today,
reviewing, ana supplementing nis
Attacks Henry's Denial.
At the outset Lawson attacked Reo-
reseutative Henry's denial of his tes
timony and emphatically declared that
he or Henry was guilty of rank per
jury, In a characteristic outburst,
Lawson shouted his reiteration that
lis had told the truth. -
"When there it a direct difference
pot opinion stronger .than a question
ot veracity," said Lawson, it is per
fectly obvious that one of the other
of us is committing perjury, deliber
ate, ranie perjury, unless your chair-,
man said the things that I have said
he did, I am guilty of foul perjury and'
i am unni to oe nere or anywnere out"
side me Dars oi a jail. .
Lawson again brought the names of
Secretary Lansing, Count von Berns
torff and Bernard Baruch into his tes
timony as the men Chairman Henry
had told him he had heard "leak" ru
mors about, and elaborated on his
sjpry told yesterday regarding Hen
ry's alleged statement concerning
them. -
Never Did Say It. ,.
In that connection, in answer to in
quiries by Representative Garrett as
to what Henry lold him about "a
cabinet member, a member of con
gress and a banker," Lawson said he
never had asserted that Henry had
told him anything about Secretary ,
McAdoo, the mysterious "Senator O."
and H. Pliny Fisk.
The cabinet member Henry spoke
of, Lawson said, was Mr. Lapsing and
the banker ' Mr. Baruch. The fact
that Baruch is a "speculator and in
vestor" and not a banker had led to
a misunnerstanding in the commit
tee regarding Lawson's previous tes
timony. Information Mr. Lawson said
he received in regard to McAdoo,
Ffsk and "Senator O" came from an
other source, which he did not reveal
The Boston financier insisted on re
citing to the committee in great detail
the disputed confidential conference
with Chairman Henry. For more than
an hour he recounted what he had said
to, Henry and what he alleged Henry
had said to him. ,
Remembers Something.
With regard to his testimonv ves-
tcrday bringing in the names of Sec
retary Lansing and Baruch, Lawson
said he had forgotten to add that
Henry told him the committee had
received information concerning the
substance of all of one of Secretary
Lansing's alleged conversations with
Baruch and part of another.
Lawson was questioned closely
concerning the letter he received
from Mrs. Visconti, the missing wit
ness, ana tne conference witn tier
at a local hotel.
When Representative Pou asked
him if he had not previously acquitted
Secretary Tumulty of any connection
with the leak Lawson declared he
never had had Mr. Tumulty in mind
respecting it until he met Mrs. Vis
conti. Even then, Lawson said he
told the woman her efforts seemed to
him to have jgeen actuated by an ul
terior motive. She insisted, he said,
in the presence of her attorney, that
she had no such motive, but wanted
to Hisrlnft information sh thrme-ht
congress and the public should have.
" Afraid to See Tumulty.
Asked by Representative Pou why
he had not acquainted Tumulty with
the informal ion. given by Mrs, Vis
conti, Lawson declared that he never:
had any intention of making the wom
an's letter or her statements public
when he did and that he would not
have done so yesterday had the com
mittee not demanded that he give,
them all information in his possession
on pain of punishment. Lawson said
hp harl aoiicrht a mnfrnrm nrith XJw
Price, but that reports which came
to him concerning his effort caused
him to let the matter drop. He said
he probably never could have gotten
up his courage to go to Tumulty in
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