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son,' or 'T. W. L., Boston,' and you
will receive answer by return mail.
v"Take a tip from one who' played
the big Washington-Wall street game
and the big international publicity
game long before you were old
enough to distinguish between a
stock exchange and a congressional
hall spend less time on last week
and more time on this week's leak,'
which is liable to inundate both Wall
street and Washington.
"There were only sixty-odd million
hogsheaded from last week's; this
week's may run into billions.
"And this tip, too, is meant in the
best of spirit if it was actually be
lieved in Washington there was to be
a real investigation of last week's
leak there would not be a quorum in
either the. senate or house next Mon
day and there would be a shifting of
bank accounts similar to those in the
good old sugar investigation days.
. "Wb.etb.er or not I receive postcard
from you or Chairman Henry, rest
easy in the knowledge I will answer
your public talking as reported by
the press, and that when you digest
my answer you will know more
about Washington-Wall street stock
gambling leaks than before you be
gan trying to locate 'Thomas W.
Lawson of Boston.' "
Wood said that at no time has he
stated he could not locate Lawson
or get in touch with him." He says
he has taken it for granted when the
proper time comes there will be no
trouble in reaching Lawson and get
ting a full statement from him on
what he knows concerning leaks
connected with the president's peace
Wood stated further the reflection
cast by Lawson's telegram "upon
every member of the house and sen
ate" was sufficient to warrant the
fullest investigation of all the mat
ters involved in his resolution.
Chief Healey has ordered a ban on
rowdyism on New Year's eve. Wants
a safe, sane and sober celebration.
SHOWDOWN WITH GERMANY IF
PEACE MOVES FAIL
Washington, Dec. 28. The fear
that if present peace negotiations
fail this nation must then clear its
slate on the submarine situation
with Germany grew apace today.
Both Pres. Wilson and Sec'y Lan
sing have decided, to maintain a dis
creet silence on this topic. This is
due, it is believed, to the fact that
they do not wish to appear to be"
wearing a chip on the shoulder when .
peace is being talked with even slight
hope of success.
There is now no mistaking, offi
cials believe, that Pres. Wilson's
peace notes to the belligerents and
the two subsequent "explanations"
by Sec'y Lansing, in effect, consti
tuted a warning against anjr unbri
dled acts of war that would 'involve
American lives -or rights. Since it
has always been this government's
attitude that violations which affect,
property are not even to be com
pared to violations which affect life,,
the warning is generally interpreted
as being directed, therefore, chiefly
against the central powers, whose
submarines have not only destroyed
and endangered American lives, but-
have also destroyed American prop
erty, admittedly in violation of all
rules of humanity and international
. One authority repeated there will,
be no more note writing to Germany, .
and he indicated that ' if Germany
cuts loose with her submarines, fol
lowing probable failure of the peace
negotiations, then a break must in
evitably come, in keeping with the
American .Sussex note threat.
Whether there will be an extra ses
sion of congress after March 4 de
pends in a large measure on thej ,
prospects of peace in Europe.
o o -
Man, about 35, dropped dead -in
front of the Larrabee station of thew
Northwestern "L" this morning'
Taken to Ellison's undertaking
xoonis, 750 W. North av.