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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 16, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 3',
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"ONE OF US RANK PERJURER,"
LAWSON TELLS HENRY AT
NOTE LEAK HEARING
Washington, Jan. 16. Hurling a
direct challenge at Chairman Henry
of the house note leak committee,
Thomas W. Lawson, Boston finan
cier, declared today "one or the oth
er of us s a rank perjurer."
His statement referred to Chair
man Henry's denial of the Lawson
charge that Henry had named a
cabinet member as involved in the
Lawson's outburst came after he
had faced intermittent objections to
his line of testimony. He demanded
that he be heard fully.
Chairman Henry sat with lips
tight as the challenge sounded.
"I want two hours to tell what I
know," Lawson flared; "otherwise
I'm done. I don't propose to sit here
and hear the committee wrangle
about the admissability of my evi
dence." ' "You must have respect .for the
committee." interrupted Henry.
"Good heavens!" ejaculated Law
Two other sensations of the morn
ing came when Lawson declared
Henry told him "Count Von Bern
storff was so mixed up in the leak
situation that he made over $2,000,
000," and when Rep. Harrison asked
that J. P. Morgan be subpoenaed.
Rep. Harrison's motion was that
J. P. Morgan, H. P. Davison pf the
House of Morgan, J. A. Vanderlip of
the National City bank, New York;
J. S. Bache and Sol Wexter be sub
poenaed. The motion carried.
"Please don't take me to task
again," Lawson proceeded, "and
please let me be earnest at earnest
moments."" I do have respect for this
committee and the chairman and
I say that honestly despite the. con
tradiction and denial of your chair
man. Here is the opportunity of a
lifetime for a full investigation
"I told Henry tp get the stock rec
ord and, .go through jthe whole -list,"
Lawson continued. "And I said to
him that before you get one-third
of the way down the list the lid will
be blown off."
New York, Jan. 16. At the offices
of J. P. Morgan & Co. it was said toe
day Morgan will go to Washington
to testify before the committee in
vestigating rumors of a leak to Wall,
street, if he is served with a sub
poena. The real surprise of yesterday aft
ernoon's startling session in which
names were hurled right and left,
was the fact that Lawson brought in
the name of Sec'y Lansing. i
The committee can now scarcely t
avert going to the bottom of Law-'
son's claims and it intends to do so.
Lawson cleared himself of any
contempt of the committee when he
shot forth a full list of names.
In his testimony yesterday Law
son mentioned the following high
officials as being connected with the
"leak" or profiting therefrom: Sec'y
Wm. G. McAdoo and Malcolm Mc
Adoo, his brother; Rep. Robt. L
Henry, Sec'y Roh't Lansing, J. P. Tu
multy, sec'y to Pres. Wnson; Paul M.
Warburg, of federal reserve board;
A. S. White, New York banker; H P.
Fisk, New York banker; W. D. Price,
reporter for Washington Star; Mrs.
Ruth Visconti, Washington; C. D.
Barney, New York broker; S. C. Gib
"YES MA'M," SAYS SI LB AN EK TO
JUDGE FINED FOR FLIRTING
Albert Silbanek, wealthy Austinite
who flirted with a saleswoman in
The Fair and fell in love so fast that
he proposed ten minutes later, was
fined $25 and costs by Judge Ma
honey in South Clark street court
today on a disorderly conduct
Silbanek, 65, big-chested, erect,
gray-haired, looked more like a fine
old granddad than a gay Lothario or
a State street department store,
"Are .you. jnarned?." Judge Ma-
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