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VOL. III. NO. 100
PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1917
Cortmonr, lot, nt tub Prune Lt-Mfcn Ccjnrixt
PRICE ONE CENT
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iv v- 7v mm a -wt b -a a
A v a V II 11 1 IT 1T
ON GREAT PORT
Foreign Trade Also De
pends on Industries
DISTANCE FROM SEA
NOT A DISADVANTAGE
lSome of Greatest Centers in
World Located Far
: From Ocean
'fund for deep channel
Constant Development Has
P Brought Delaware Water
way to Adequate State
ARTICLE II '
One of the Bravest misconceptions con-
tcernlnR the port of Philadelphia Is that Its
location iTty miles from the. ocean, Is
Woo great a distance for It ever to tnko rank
s a first class port Another fallacy Is that
Heine a fresh-water port founts against It.
To combat lnese objections Philadelphia
i might b compared with some of the most
Botablo ports of the world :
Hamburg possibly tho most highly
developed world port. Is flftyi miles
1 from the sea. and Is located on the
mi. ... 1'iKn .i frAeti.wntfir rtvnr. nrltr.
j Inally shallow and narrow, and not In
'any degree to uo cuiuiiuivu iiu iub
London, on tho River Thames, Is
sixty miles from tho sea.
Liverpool on tho Mersey, Is fifteen
Antwerp, on tho Scheldt, Is sixty
nine miles from tho ocean, and all of
these aro fresh-wator ports.
In America thcro aro Boston, eight
miles from tho ocean; Baltimore ISO
miles; Now Orleans, ninety-six miles,
J and even New Vorlc, generally supposed
i to be right on the ocean, Is approached
, through twenty-flyo miles of buoyed
A to tho objection raised against a fresh
water port, any shipowner can testify to
jlta unquestioned advantage.
FRESH WATER ADVANTAGK.
It Is a well-known fact that a vessel re
taining for any considerable tlmo In aalt
,lrater becomes foul and coated with barn-
teles. Tho cost of drydocklng and cleaning-such
ships Is very great, not to men
tion the loss of time which, In these days. Is
i'ejflous item -Win
a fresh-water port these barnacles
ropXoff, leaving the bottom of tho ship
periecuy clean, an of which Is Important,
ipecully in view of present fabulous
The deep-water channel of the Delaware
River is from 600 to 1000 feet 'wide and
thirty feet deep It extends from a point
ftbout onnnsltA Vnlrmnllnt nvnnna fnr- flf.tr.'
ttree miles to Delaware Bay. It is main
tained at tho present depth by the United
States Government, -whoso dredges aro con
tinuously at work upon it.
umtract work is now In operation and
well on to completion for malting the depth
of this channel thirty-flvo feet and the
width from 800 to 1200 feet. This work
will be completed In the near future. The
tblrty-flve-foot channel from Philadelphia to
Bombay Hook, where It meets tho ocean,
will be sixty miles long. More than J17,
00,000 has been spent in recent years by
the city, State and private interests on the
.mprovement and development of tho port.
JMs does not includo the expenditure of the
Federal Government, which for tho deep
cnannel alone will amount to more than
I GRADUAL IMPROVEMENT
Previous to thla deep channel Improve-
gent, the Delaware Itlver was available
faly for ocean-golnv essels of medium
fft, the shallowest portion having a
QQDth. of nnlv RAt-ant-,., .. n . I . .-
.... ,. ...,, .,, VI, ,,, ice ni lun waicr.
The first permanent Improvement of' the
rfver was not commenced until the year
i"5, when a channel of twenty-six feet
eep was approved Later a thlrtv-foot
channel was adopted and now the thirty-to-foot
channel Is near completion.
fJtom a point opposite Allegheny avenue
J? Trenton- there is a channel In the Dela.
"f !00 feet wide and twelve fee"t deep.
yo me Schuylkill River there Is a thirty-
Continued on I'sie Seven. Column Four
fftPALL THROUGH SKYLIGHT
ther and Son, Painters, Injured
When Ladder Breaks
When the run Of a ladder nn -ihliVi lhv
SfflS ?. ?v ln Pontine the Interior of the
dS C'.th,e,Vnlte1 0as Improvement Com
utSJL M l706 Nor,h Droai1 s'reet, broke
ibUrh! . ' V0 Palnts fell through a
fUi thi ?"- "le or ot tne main cor
ffinir.H , ft b'ow. and were seriously
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HP, , years oIU' of Penfle'd. N. J., and
L of ' &?'" ?,cAleer- twenty-two years
Wiv.ih.r- ' i,le' are oainuei McAleer.
'its e!rf. ir., -
Itftl rj ,eer cele a fracture of
Sfch they fen w..v..r T"snl through
!& euYuiem Vn 3 haUeea ana tbe 'dI'ir
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S&M and Wednesday; fresh touthicest
LENGTH OF DAY
72 m. I Moon tl . 6.20D.m.
1 5J D m. I Uoan ,nth. 1- in Z !r'
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ANOTHER QUEER BLAZE AT CORNWELLS
L """ ''-MWsW!f rap'jiwpw
The arrow points to tho basement loom of the Holy Ghost Apostolic
College, in the rear of which a blaze, believed to bo incendiarv, was
discovered today. The gaping window in the tower shows part'of the
damage caused by tho fire of less than a month ago.
R0TAN CAN PROBE
COAL, SAYS BELL
Has Power to Break Up
Combinations to Raise
STATE WILL INVESTIGATE
Dealers again having raised the price ot
coal, tho State Anthraclto Commission will
Investigate. Simultaneously with an an
nouncement to this effect on the part of tho
chairman of thu commission came .1 state
ment from former Attorney Gencial John
C. Bell, railing attention to the fact Jhat
It Is within the power ot District Attorney
Rotau to break up nny combination for In
creasing prices. It was Mr Bell who ob
tained tho Indictment of Ice dealers In l'JOG
in tills city. Ho said today:
"If It can bo shown that there Is a con
spiracy among the coal dealers of Philadel
phia to raise the price of coal the District
Attorney can stop it. All Combinations to
raise the prices of the necessaries of life
aro Illegal. In the Hummer of 1906 1
brought about the Indictment of Ice dealers
who had entered Into a combination to raise
tho price. They wcro let off with fines after
they had piombed not to offend again
Assistant District Attorney Taulane was
associated with inn in the breaking up of
the ice combination, and he Is thoroughly
familiar with the methods of procedtue."
Judge Robert V, Gawthrop. of West Ches
ter, chairman ot the Anthraclto Commis
sion appointed by the Governor to lnvestl
gato advances In coal prices, bald today his
commission would probe tho recent action ot
tho retail dealeis in Philadelphia In forcing
up the price twenty-five cents a ton.
"While wo had completed our investi
gation and are now preparing our reports,"
lie said, "It Is within our jurisdiction to in
vestigate this latest Increase and we will
Admission wo made today by an olllclal
of the Newton Coal Company that prices
have advanced twenty-five cents a ton. This
latest increase went Into effect December
20. No public announcement was made of
the increase, hut consumers discovered ,It
when they ordered coal. Cash prices today
for coal are: Kgg, '7.75; stove, fS; nut,
18.25; pea, (6. Coal ordered on charge ac
counts is twenty-five cents more than cash
The representative of the Newton Coal
Company said that the last increase In
price was primarily due to the increased
cost of labor, but was also Influenced by
an advance In supplies all along the line
This offlclai said tne recent strike of drivers
of the Newton Company was settled In
favor of the men and that this had been a
factor in helping to raise the price.
VIEWERS RULE FOR CITY
IN PARKWAY CONTEST
Damages to Be'Paid for Properties on
Basis of Assessment When
The Board of Viewers handed down an
Important decision today, declaring that
damages for properties taken by the city
for the Parkway would not be based on 1916
The decision was that awards would be
be made with relation to the ear the prop
erties affected were condemned by the
opening of sections of the Parkway. Prop
erties Included In the original planning
would be condemned at their 1906 value,
while those added by the 1909 plan would
be included at their 1909 assessment, six
per cent Interest being added to the original
The board rendered the decision after a
two-hour legal battle between representa
thes of the city and counsel for the Grand
Fraternity, at Mil Arch street. Counsel
for the fraternity said the property should
be condemned at its 1916 assessment.
Assistant City Solictor Hutt based his plea
of offering the 1909 assessment on a Su
preme Court decision Ho was successful.
Counsel for tbe fraternity intimated an
appeal to the courts, which action, if sue
casful. would afreet ruling of 3S5 prop
er tloa along tbe Parkway line. All of th
have bsuin pondewined at prices Wscd oa
ON DVINA FRONT
Berlin Admits Recapture of
Island by Russians in
RUMANIANS FALL BACK
BRUMS'. Jan 9.
Fighting their way forward in a raging
blizzard, tho ltusslans have succeeded in
lecapturing tho small island of Olaudon,
north of Illuxt, the German War OIllco ad
-.Tho groat battle that developed nlong the
northern end of tho eastern front continues
furiously, with tho ltusslans nttpeklng at
many points. Virtually all of these as
saults were repulsed.
There has been heavy artillery dueling
along thow sections of the front where tho
Russian and Itumanlnn forces that were
driven toward tho northeast when the Ger
man and Austro-Huiigarlam captured Pok
shanl have retreated Jlo miles to the Putna
Illver, the War OIllco announced The Ilus-so-ltumnnlan
positions nloug tho eastern
bnnk of tho Putna aro now under nttack.
The German "Allies have captured Gal
reaska by storm and held it against counter-attacks
The number of prisoners captured In
the past forty-eight hours by the German
Allies has been Inct eased to ninety-nine
ollleers and 5100 men
In the teLor of the Bereczl: mountains, on
the western frontier of .Moldavia, the ltus
slans and Itumanlans are leslstlng stub
bornly, but despite this resistance mid snow
storms the Aubtro-Oermans have gained
moro ground Gains have also been fcored
by the Teutonic forces on both sides the
Casluu and Kusliltza valleys (In Moldavia),
where Itusso-Itumanlan positions, protected
vvllli barbed wire, were captured in hand-to-hand
The War Office leport follows
Army group ot Prince Leopold
At various places clear weather fa
ored artillery activity. The ltusslans
trneued their attacks on both shies
of the Aa Itlver, but nil were com
pletely repulsed. Night advances of
llusslau MlilIllK detuihmentH between
l-'rledrlchstadt and the Mltau-Olal load
weie without success The Itusslan.
In a dense snow btorin. succeeded in
recapturing Ibe small Island Ot (ilau
don, north i( Illuxt, which we had
captured from them ou January 4.
Further Russian attai-kn against the
western bank of the Dvina itlver were
prevented by our fire
Army group of Archduke Josef The
enemy Is defending tenaciously the val
leys leading from the Uereczk Moiin-
Contlnued on 1'Ase Four, Column Fit
WILSON'S CONGRESS AID
Present Resolutions to President
Mourning Mrs. lioissevain's Death
and Seeking Federal Help
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 Another at
tempt to move President Wilson from his
posltlon'that suffrage for women Is a ques
tion for the States to decide separately was
staged at the White House this afternoon.
when a delegation of hundreds of suffra
gists placed in his hands resolutions mourn
ing the death of Inez Mllholland Bolsaevain
and at the same time asking the President s
support of their cauBe.
Three sets of resolutions were presented
those adopted here, in San Francisco and
New York at memorial meetings 'held in
honor of Mrs. Bolssevaln. Mrs. Sara B.
Field, presented the California petition:
Miss Maud Younger offered the resolutions
adopted here, and Mrs. John W. Brannan
and Mrs. Clarence M. Smith presented the
New York resolutions.
The last named urged President Wilson
to "exert his power over Congress in behalf
of the enfranchisement of women" in
the manner "in which he had used It on
other occasion and for leu Important
The resolution dewbetl Mrs. BoUaeiain
&s martyr to the au, and declared that
"as- Ue a the live o women are required
liiey will be given."
Second Fire, in the Holy
Ghost College Within
"INSIDE JOB" SUSPECTED
Two Inccndiai'if Fires
at Cnllecjc in Month
DECK.MBKR 15. 1010 Fire dis
covered in basement nntl on third
lloor of main huildini; simultaneously
at .'!:no a. m. Larue tower of $1120,000
building badly gutted. Priests rescue
Blessed Sacrament. None injured;
many have narrow escapes. Dam
January '.), 1917 l-'ire discovered
in basement and on third floor of
main building simultaneously at 1:1G
a. m. BInzp confined to basement
and firjt lloor clnssrooms. One
priest injured; several overcome by
smoke. Damage, $5000.
Tor tho second tlmo within a month flrp
lielu'ved of Incendiary onKln swept thi
main liulhlinR of tho Holy Ghost Apostolic
I'tillrRe. nt Cornwolls. two station!) above
Torrosdalc, early today. cndnnKcrlnp; the
live of moro than 100 priests and students,
une priest was almost ovcrcomo by smoke
ami a brother Instructor was Injured, while
clRlit of tho students suffcrlnK from slight
nttack'! of pneumonia wero rescued.
So confident nro tho authorities of tho
college that nn incendiary mndo a deliberate
attempt to destroy tho bulldlnp, it not bring
death to all thoso n It, that they have
asked the olllctala of Bucks County to mako
a searching Investigation ot tho fire. It has
been Intimated that an arrest may bo mado
in connection with tho affair.
No sooner had tho first tiro been ex
tinguished than another ono was discovered
In tho dormitories on tho third floor. Luck
ily this was seen In tlmo and extinguished
before It spread.
It has been determined that tho first fire"
today started In a holo dug in the wall In
tho basement, only twonty-llvo feet from tho
spot whero tho lire was discovered whlrh
damaged tho building tn tho extent of $2G,
000 on December IB last.
Investigation has brought to light the
fact that tho fire could not havo possibly
started unless a holo had been MrM bored
thrwiKh a coating ot sand plaster. The
shouldeis ot several coats hanging on a
rack In tho basement were burned off,
showing. It Is said, that tho tiro was started
far above tho lloor. Tho first, on tho third
floor, was discovered by .Stephen Illchards,
n student, when he went to tho dormitory,
after tho first tire. He found his mattress
The damage to the building this time
Is estimated to he about $3000. Carpen
ters and painters had Just recently com
menced repairing the damaged building,
nnd today's) lire mined what had been ac
complished. si'pniuoit HAitKi.Y nscAPns
The Itev. John Griflln, superior of tho
college, hald he was almost suffocated by
smoke. Ho was aroused by students.
Fito and police oillcials are puzzled by
tho fact that no windows or doors wero
found open, and this fact led to tho bullet
that some one "on the inside" made tho
attempt to destroy tho building
Firemen are emphatic In asserting that
the II ro wns deliberately set in a holo dug
In the wall, especially for that purpose.
Their convictions nie substantiated, they
said, by tho fact that there aro no wires
In tho basement near where the fire was
STITD13NT IJETW'TH SMOUK
Owing to tho attempt today, the police
are convinced that tho (Ire of December IS,
which bwept tile tower ot thu main building,
also was the work of au'lncendiatv, who
decided lo start another blaze today. As on
the previous occasion, the lire was diboov-
Coulliiuril on I'nc To, Column llirri
GOVERNOR FIGHTS FLAMES
IN RESCUE OF CONVICTS
Aids in Battering Doors of Cells in
Kentucky Penitentiary Two Per
ish, More Than -10 Saved
FRANKFORT. Ky , Jan 9. Leading a
band of llre-tlghtlliff convicts Governor
Stanley, of Kentucky, early today saved
the lives of more than forty convicts
trapped 1n their cells when lire started In
tb State penitentiary
Two prisoners were burned to death and
thiity-nine others are In the prison hos
pital Tho Are destroyed onq cell house
and badly damaged others. The keys to
the cell houses were broken when the
flames, started and It was Impossible to
release the prisoners.
Governor Stanley, aided by a band of
convicts, scaled the walls of the burning
building, passed over a flame-swept roof.
slid down chains to the burning cell house
and liberated the Imprisoned men by bat
tering down the doors with pickaxe and
crowbar. Then the men were carried to
the prison wall and let down In rope Mlings
to rescuers below
City Hall Appointments
City appointments today were Frederick
R. I-ash, of 008 Wilt street, street sergeant,
Bureau of Police. ?U0O; Harry W. Farrand.
6068 Ridge avenue, first assistant. Bureau
of Surveys, IH0U. and Nelljp i Ide, i6ii
Penn street, principal. Board of Recreation,
(5 a day.
American Dies on English Train
LONDON. Jan. 9 An American, be
lieved to be Patrick Cotter, was found dead
la a compartment of a night express train
at Carlisle, according to a dupatch from
that city today Paper In tat dead many
pockets revealed hi name, but not hi ad
dr4i Ite bad tjlted from New York us
CITY AWARDS $12,774,200 BONDS
Awnttls lit the $18.??'1,00Cf city bond U-uca were mndf fitln?
hy Mayor Smith, fourteen Hdileis got bHcpx of the Issup. TIi rll,
pioflt on the Unite wns 5i27Jj.0S4.05. The lnt'ttost inle nwiid wits
to the Mellon Nntlonnl Bank, of l'lttsbumli.
HOUSU PASSES BILL FOR STATE FARM SCHOOLS
WASHINGTON, Jan. 0. Without a record vote the Itouso
passed the Hughes vocational educational tralniiiii bill, providing for
tVdfval nid to the Stafca foi Instruction in ni;ticultuie nnd the me
chanic ami Industrial arts
SPANISH CABINET QUITS
MAlJJtlu, Jan. 0. The Spanish Cabiuct lOH.guetl today.
I1ARUCH DENIES "TIP" ON PEACE NOTE
WASHINGTON, Jan. 0. JJet naitl St. Bafttt'li vvna called as wit
ness thin afternoon In the peace note leak ptobr. Bniuch, mentltvird
na profiting in the slump nt the time of the leak, declared he hatl
no information from any one in the Admlnittintlon or connected with
the Admiuistintiou or fiom nny one elhe in the wot Id concprnin.v
President Wilson's peace note or Detliiunnn-ITollweg's speech ex
cept that catried in the public press.
WIIJJAM C. TEMPLE. FAMOUS BASEBALL MAGNATE, DEAD
WINTER PARK, I'la., Jan. O. William Chase Temple, donor of
the Temple Cup for which the first and bccoml teams of tho Nntioml
League plnyed prloi to the advent of the American League and
World's Series, (lied at his home heie today. Temple once owned
the Pittsburgh National League Club.
CABINET CRISIS IN SPAIN; MINISTER RESIGNS
ilADUID, Jan. 9. The Spanish Cabinet resigned today. KlriB Alfonso asked
Premier Itomnnones to form a new Calilnot at once. It wiih reported that the 1'rlmo
Minister would nut modify thu personnel of his ministry, but may rearrange the
posts. (Spain lias been very icstlve under the Herman siibmnrltio campaign. It la
posslhlo tho ministry under Prime Minister Itomnnones hns fallen because ot lack
nf public eonlldcnco In their pollcj. A number of notes have been dispatched to
Horlln, but In replying ilio fJermnn Oovernment was very vtiRito In approaching the
subject of restitution or guarantees)
STANDARD SETS PRICE OF GASOLINE AT 23 CENTS
SlIRUVIJI'ORT, l.a.. .Inn. 9. Tho Stnnduid Oil Company today raised the price
of gasollno at lining; stations three and onp-half cents to twenty-thrco cents a Ballon,
Other companies aie charging twenty-two cents.
OIL PASSES THREE-DOLLAR MARK
I'lTTSIU'Iltall. Jan. 9. The dream of oil men for jears came true today, when
Pennsylvania crude oil. continuing Its sensational advance ot the last few months,
not only i cached tho $3 mark but passed it by five cents'. The ten-cent advance
announced today In the price of tho Pciuuolv.'inia, crudo was coupled with an eight
cent advance in .Meicer Jllarl;, Corning;, Somerset nnd C'nbell grades nnd a three
cent advance in Ilngland.
"HUFFALO HILL" BRAVELY DEFIES DEATH
DI'LVVKR. Col, .Inn. 9. Continuing his
tody ("liiiualo IJIlr i litis rallied, it wux
lias been foi tho lust tvventv four houis.
WILSON THANKS SWISS FOR SUPPORT OF PEACE NOTE
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 President Wilson, through Paul Rltter, Swiss .Min
ister, toduv conveyed his appieeiution to the Swiss (!o eminent for action taken In
support nf the I'nlli'il StnloH note to belligerents ugealing for peace definitions.
TWO .MORE NORWEGIAN SHIPS SUNK
LONDON, Jan. 9 The Norwegian steamship liotHliolm anJ Mnrklaml have
been sunk, piebiumtbly b mibmurliit-, according lo dispatches lecelvcd lieie today.
BRITISH COMMANDEER HOTEL CECIL
LONDON. Jun. 9 Tho Cuvornnient has commandeered the Hotel Cecil, one
of the most luxunoiiB in Burope, fur wui purposes.
$250,000 IN DIAMONDS COMING HERE BY U-LINER
LONDON, .Inn. 9. A dispatch fiom Amsterdam today quotes the Hnnilelablad
as Milng that German dealer will shuitly send :&0,QUu worth ot cut diamonds
to tho United States in a milimiuiiie. rndei writers have agreed to Insure the ship
ment against capture ut eleven pel cent,
CARLISLE WILL ENFORCE SUNDAY "BLUE LAWS"
CARLISLE, l'a, Jan. u The "blue law" for observance of Sunday will ha
enforced In Carlisle, llurb'es(ftorils announced. Warnings liavo been issued tbat
fruit merchant. shce-h!iie stuml proprietor or confectionary atoro owners who have
been open on the nrt da of the week mil te fine.) if thev ur. not closed nest gundny.
MAGISTRATE MOE" CALL'S LEG AMPUTATED
The condition of Mjgistiute ".loo" Cull ha mad. tho ampi'tatton of one of hi
leg ueceesary, phU-ians said toda.v. The operation was performed late this
afternoon at his home, I9i; North Ihgluli streot. Di. ppslderlo Roman, chief of
stuff of St. Lultu's Hospital, performed the operation.
U. S. OFFICERS TO SUPERVISE HAITI'S ELECTION
PUB.T AU PMNt'U. Hal". Jan. u. I'mtod Slate naval officers will pupervlse
the nutiunal election in Haiti next Monda. to insure an linnost count. The people
espret-s satisfaction with till nuperv islun. declaring that they feel sure it will
result in ou absence of political dimension.
ARMY RUILDING MONSTER MOBILE GUNS
VA8IHNUTON. Jan. 9- New 10 Inch and IJ-incli mobile guns, iho largest
caliber ever nuichased by the I'nitcd State tioverntnent. ar now being- constructed
under the direction of the ordnance ilepaitnmu uf the hi my. it was announced to
da. They will be tasted within the next two weeks, and If satisfactory used for
coast defease. The new gun are the closest approximation of the Herman -12-centimeter
wnnon that have been built. '
TAUSSIG ACCEPTS TARIFF COMMISSION PLACE
WASHINGTON. Jan. 9. Prof. Frank W. Taussig, of Harvard University, an
authority on the tariff, has accepted the President's appointment to the Tariff
Commission. This wa oillclally announced today, and ill nomination, with that
of the other member, will oon be sent to the Senate by President Wilson. He
will probably be chaiiman of the cotnmUudon.
MAY SUE SHEEHAN FOR RECOVERY OF $70,000
The County Commissioners probably will enter suit against RegUter of Wills
Jam Sheehau to recover the JT0O00 awarded him recently as the result of the
decision or Judge Audenrled ft collecting tjuue collateral inheritance taxes. Tbe
coaUnlssionei s have tmned the matter ovei to their attorney, Alexander Slmpon,
Jr.'iub. iusirutUuns to proceed as he set fit-
bravo light against death. Colonel V. F. .
announced the colonel was better than he
ills physicians mat vol nt his extraordinary
BOMB TO SHAKE
Promises Names in Leak
Before "Re.al" In
vestigators WOULD BE STUNNER
Financier Fences and Con
tinues Refusal to Make
Exposures Now .
TWO CONTEMPT MOTIONS
Ire of Probers Roused as Boston
Man Taunts and "Comes
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9.
President Charles II. Sabin, of the
Guaranty Trust Company, New Yofk,
was the first nfternoon witness. Ho
was quizzed regarding his "tip" somo
time ago that Ambassador Gerard was
bringing home a peace message from
the Kaiser. This information caused
a slump in the market.
WASHIN'O-TOS', Jan 9 Revelation of
tho namo of a "high ofllclal, which If now
given would be disastrous to tho nation
and Administration," was promised by
Thomas W. Lawson, Boston financier, to
day, should an Investigating body with
higher powers than tho present House
Hules note leak committee bo ordered.
Lawson Bald if called before a select com
mittee he would tell, also, tho names of a
Congressman, a Cabinet officer nnd other
h'lgh oillcials and a banhcr Involved In the
leak on the peace note. He promised also
to give "amounts of money great amount
of money, moro than a million dollars"-
connected with tho transaction.
This promise came after Lawson con
fessed that what ho wanted was to have
Wall Street probed to tho bottom.
'All the morning ho dodged committee
queries, and so Incensed wcro members that
two new motions wore presented aimed
at putting him In contempt of tho com
mittee. The motions weto received, but
action thereon was deferred.
CLASIILS 1IEGIN EAHLY
The terbal fencing, which marked the
probe yesterday, was resumed the minute
the hearing reopened today.
Tho Inquiry was scarcely under way when
Representative Chlperlleld moved to report
Lawson for contempt.
Chlpertlcld's motion was:
I move that the refusal of the wit
ness be presented to the House with a
transcript of the questions and refusals
In order that the witness may bo dealt
with as in contempt.
Action was deferred
Lawson again was asked the name of the
"Now York banker" who told him "a Cabinet
olllcer" had profited by the leak to Wall
street. Again he refused.
"I'll take you or any other member out
in the cloakroom and tell jou confidential
ly." retorted Lawson, belligerently leaninj
toward the questioner. "Itut I won't tell
It here "
Thereupon Representative Rennet also
moved that Lawson bo reported to the
House In contempt for the pointed refusal.
"Do )ou advocate abolition nf the New
York Stock 1 xchange by legislation?" asked
"No. but 1 believe in Federal regulation,"
Lawson and Chiperfleld then began their
Chiperfleld asked Lawson how he dealt
Continued un Vac Tun, Column l'W
FIRST STATE CAVALRY
ENTRAINS FOR HOME
Return Journey From El Paso
Station Will Bring City Troop
Back in Week
The First Pennsylvania Cavalry, Includ
ing a squadron ot Philadelphia guardsmen.
Is entraining for home, according to a dis
patch received today from EI Paso, Tex.,
where the regiment has been stationed sine
the early part of July. 1916.
The Philadelphia units are:
The First City Troop, the oldest, wealth
iest and most famous cavalry organiza
tion, composed ot millionaires, society men
and clubmen; the Second City Troop, now
Troop D; Troop A and Troop Q. Their
homeward journey from tho Mexican bor
der will take about a week
The regiment, commanded by Colonel
John I'. Wood, of this city, was delayed
la starting the return trip from the Mexi
can border because of a shortage ot rolling
stock, caused by the heavy recent trans
portation of home-coming militiamen. They '
will be entrained at Camp Stewart and
transferred from the branch, railway ta the
main line at El Paso.
The commanders of the Philadelphia
tYoops are Troop A, Captain Arthur IX
Colahan; Troop a. Captain Thomas a.
Myers i First City Troop, Captain J. Frank
lin McFadden, and Second City Troop, Cap- l
tain J. W'UHam Good.
Horse Drowned, Man Hurt in Accident
POTTSVILE. Pa., Jan. 9 A Leon Hous
er, of New Ringgold, was driving home from
market with hi two horse and had reached
-within a mile of 'his boroe. the team ra
Into Saylor dam Una si toe oor wax.
drowned W) tU otbn injured- Uotwer
uHred sevya Injuria W tke bAti, wblelj
read red biH VUKsckw. U wa dis
covered t ou anvtas along ttiv .
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