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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, SATURDAY, JANUARY 6; 1917.
on the reputation of more than one perfectly Innocent man. "This danger 1 felt was not Imag inary and yet I believed that in the interest of representative jrovernment ' and for the good name of Congress men, an Investigation ought to be litld. Accordingly, I telegraphed Representative Wood of Indiana as follows: In my opinion the investigation of Iawson's charges presents a luestlon or the,, privilege or ue House. If so. thfc. Speaker is bound to recognize you and you can pre vent some sort of a resolution with out the consent of Chairman Henry or the Committee on Rules. Should be glad to support you In person but cannot get to Washington till Wednesday morning and must Kave for Detroit late Wednesday after noon. Stopped In Xew York. "On my way from home to Washing ton I stopped'off in New York and con vinced myself that the precipitate selling' of war stocks previous to the official announcement of the Presi dent's note was recognized as con clusive evidence, of a premature dis closure, or a leak, as it is popularly called. "We all Tcnow that the President's note was released for publication at 12:05 a. m. December SI. Let us observe the course of events, begin ning a day or two previously, as re vealed by the press. "On December 10 Lloyd-George de- llverop his speech on Germany s peace proposals. "This was followed on the 20th by the statement of Bernstorff that Ger many would meet the demand of the antes for peace terms. Bearish Adrice. "Willie the Wall Street Journal on the 20th stated that there would be no peace manifesto Issued by Presi dent Wilson, the New York Evening Sun on that date reported rumors and hints of the sending of such a note in the following terms, to wit: 'The Washington advices were bear ish, these saying that President Wil son may address foreign powers on the peace proposals.' "Where did the New York Sun get this advance information- I think that I see indications of a leak. But hero is an absolutely definite visible water mark of a leak. This slip, which I am reading Is a transcript from the ticker record of Dow, Jones Co.. of New York. At 2.03 p. m., on December 20, four hours before the President's note was given to the newspaper men. Dow, Jones & Co.'s news ticker car Tied this statement: The repewed selling of the mar ket is due to reports received by broMfcrs' private wires from Wash ington to the effect that the A'd mlnistratlon will, in the near future, address to the belligerents some suggestions or proposals In regard to peace. Nothing definite Is ob tainable in Administration circles. . Four Hoars Before. "Mind you, this statement was made four hours be?ore the news of the President's note was given out. There Is your proof of a leak. Mira cles don't go on the stock exchange. Dow, Jones & Co. are not prophets. "On the 21st the report of ihe ptace note was published in the morning papers, having been made public the night before, and the break in the stock market occurred on the 21st. Both the Wall Street Journal and the New York Evening Sun reported rumors of a leak and an impending investigation. The note was signed and sent by cable to the European powers on Monday, Decem ber 18. Following the publication f the note on the 21st appeared Secre tary Lansing's comments and his ex planation thereof. "The beginning of the downward tendency in the stock market Is first apparent between 12:45 and 1:45 of December 19. U. S. Stell had open ed at 10 o'clock at 113 and had risen as high as 116H- Between 12:45 and 3:45 a steady decline began bringing it down from 116 to as low as 109?i between 1:45 and closing, and closing It at 112. Opened at 112. "On December 20, It opened at 112 and remained practically stationary until 12:45. Between 12:45 and 1:45 It dropped from 111 to 110. Be tween 1-45 and closing. It continued its downward course, closing at 10S. Then came the publication of the note. "On December 21, it opened at 104 and shoned an upward tendency un til almost non, rising as high as lOQii, ' ueiween jiho ana i.mo a sieaay. drop bringing it as low as 102;. Between 12:45 and closing, the drop continued, touching its lowest point at 100 H and closing at 101. "On December 22, it opened at 104 and steadily and evenly rose, closing at 107. "My counsel, Judge William M. K. Oloott of New York, is unavoidably absent In court today, but he will be in Washington Monday. He will present to ou a complete comparison of the course .of prices on the New York Stock Exchange, side by side with a statement of the news and rumors from Washington. This com parison presents a chain of events which beyond peradventure of douDt proves the existence of a leak. Would Have 2 Act- "If you find a prima facia case that there was a leak, you cannot take the position that you will do nothing at I all about it until some one informs " nonymous," since he Introduced you as to the names of those who profit by the leak or the names of those responblle for the leak. "A year ago when I returned 'to my house here in Washington, I dis covered by certain water stains on the walls that either my roof or my walls had been leaking during my absence. "I did not take the position that the matter was unworthy of Investi gation, because I did not know wheth er the walls or the roof were to blame, and was equally Ignorant of the dates on whicli the leaks occur red. ' "It seems to me thaF"the right way to go about the matter is to find out from the President who he talked his peace not over with, and then summon these various gentlemen and find out whether there was any way In which they might inadvertently have let the cat out of the bag. Next I should get a list of those employes of the White House and the State Department, and of our embassies abroad who handled this particular peace note. I think you will find that list quite formidable In length. In our embassies abroad, for Instance, it is, I understand, the custom for two men to work together In declpn eripg all code dispatches. Should Hake Inquiry. "Simultaneously with the foregoing investigation from this end of the line, I should make inulry through the medium of the New York stock exchange qas to who the'partiea were who reaped the largest profits from the abrupt, fall in prices on Decem ber 21. By comparing the results of these investigations from two differ ent ends of the line, you will, in my his resolution CenaUnt Objections. ' Congressman Chlperfleld. a Repub lican member of the Rules Commit tee, constantly objected to the ques tions of Democratic members who cross-examined Mr. Wood regarding his motives for demanding an inquiry. "You nre trying to prosecute the prosecuting witness," said Mr. Chlp erfleld. "Mr. Wood is not on trial here. He simply called attention to the scanadlous charges of Thomas W. Lawson." Chlperfleld added: "I believe Lawson was the princi pal beneficiary In this matter. I un derstand his transactions aggregated 300,000 shares. Sot Father of Charges. "Mr. Wood Is not father of the charges. Lawson made these scandal ous charges against Congress, and Mr. Hood performed a duly In asking an Inquiry." Mr. Chlperfleld said members should not "grill" Mr. Wood, for It might halt investigation resolutions In the future. "It would be well to deter them if the investigation amounts to no more than this," said Mr. Harrison. Would Be Worth While. "Why, 'if this investigation shows nothing more than that ticker men used confidential information it will be worth while," said Chlperfleld. Let these men be kept out of these conferences where confidential matter Is disclosed (such as the State De partment conferences). . "I agree with you there," said Mr. Harrison. of a point or more, and Mexican Pe troleum, which crossed 105 more than 3 points up, reacted to near 104. The munitions specialities equip ment and shipping shares Indulged in more or less backing or filling r cordlng gains of 1 to 2 points at in tervals. The Railroad list was neg lected, and price changes were not Important. MARRIES AND GETS NEW JOB SAME DAY John J. Keegan, Labor Leader, Takes Bride and Is Given Post tjy Wilson. ALEXANDRIA PLANS TO WELCOME GUARD Garred Harden. J. E. Smith. R. W. Stancill, and Preston Cave They will preach alternately, or about once every quarter Services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 'clock at 1313 King street. Committees Named for decep tion to Light Infantry on Return. nnlnlnn nrHvp at nnr of twr ra. ". . I WALL STREET UNWORRIED c irsi, euner you win discover mo THE WEATHER REPORT. I For District of Columbia Fair I tonight and Sunda, not much change in temperature: louet-t tera peiature tonight about 32 degrees; iresn westerly wma diminishing. Maryland Fair tonight and Sun day: not much change in tempera ture; fresh westerly winds diminish ing. Virginia Fair tonight and Sunday; not much change In temperature, mod erate northwest winds diminishing Middle Atlantic States The temper ature during the week will average near the seasonal normal. The weather will be generally overcast with a probability of rain or snow Tuesday or Wednesday, and again about Friday. man htrough wnom the leak origi nated; or, second, you will find that the methods of communicating such dispatches to foreign governments and to the public ought to be radical ly changed. The attainment of either of these objects Is well worth the pains of an investigation. Can See Footprints. "If the published statements to which I have called your attention and If the documents which Judge Olcott will present to you present a prima lacle case that there w n leak in connection with" the Presi dent's neace note, it will then becom your dunty, gentlemen, to help the country place hte blame for- that leak where the blame belongs. Wo can all see the footprints on the s"nd. It la for you to discover who maao them." "What do you think would be ac- cocpllshed by an investigation if we order It, 'asked Congressman Garrett of Congressman Gardner. One of the main things is, as Mr. Henry said ,to make Lawson "put up or shut up" In his stains on Con gress," was the reply. Chairman Henry opened the hear ing by reading telegrams from the New York Stock Exchange and Bar ney Baruch. Mr. Baruch wired he would be ready to testify Monday. The Stock Exchange promised to preserve the records (from December 10 to 23), asked for by. the committee yesterday. . "Your request will be complied with except as regards the Consolidated ctock Exchange, over which we have no control," wired H. G. S. Noble, pres ident of the New York Stock Ex change. Congressman Bennet moved and the committee voted that the exchange be directed to produce "all sales slips,1 broker's commission, bills and similar documents between December 10 and 23. Baruch to Brine Reoorda. The committee then directed that Barney Baruch bring his sales slips and broker's slips on Monday. Chairman Henry announced that the Consolidated Stock Exchange had been directed to preserve its records. At this point Congressman Harrison, pursuing his theory of yesterday that the "leak" ocurred through ticker services and financial papers, moved that the Washington representatives of the "Wall Stret Journal." and "Financial America" be" sum moned. To Summon Xewpaper Men. Mr. Harrison asked that John Boyle, Henry Eland, John Wjlsh, W. A. Crawford, Ernest Knorr. Jr., A. L. Gelger, Nelson M. Sheryard, and A. M. Jamieson, newspaper writers, be summoned. The committee so di rected. Congressman Wood was recalled and asked if he had located "A. Cur tis," writer of the letter which men tioned Secretary Tumulty and Bar uch. "I have not lnrntort Jilm" .M -it- Wood."I replied to his letter only a! a ay or so ago. "How do you know h was a Wall Street operator," he was asked. i Information From Comrade. "I believe some member of the House I forget who told me A. Cur tis was a Wall Street broker." "Have you the envelope in which the letter came?" asked Mr. Cantrill. "It has been turned over to the com mittee," said Wood. "Did you attempt to see Curtis or ask him to come to your office." "No." 'Mr. Wood added that he had re ceived "innumerable letters, some of Ready for Possible Government Probe of Note Leak. NEW YORK. Jan. 6. Wall Street braced Itself for the shock of a pos sible Government investigation of the "note leali" situation today. But Wall Street, on the surface at least, is unworried. "Wo. are ready and the records are here," was the general attitude of stock exchange members In response to Secretary Gorge W. Ely's order directing all members to preserve records of stock transactions from December 10 to De cember '23. Baruch Denies Knowledge. The Street's protestations of inno cence today received added support in the telegram of Barney Baruch, one of the speculators mentioned by Congressman Wood as having been in on the alleged note leak, denying he' had any knowledge of it. Barucii added that he Is preparing a detailed statement of his position In the mat ter. No formal request was made by the Government for the preservation of stock market records, but unofficial advices caused the action to be taken anyhow. Deputy Sergeant-at-Arms Kenneth Romney of the House, was in Wall Street all day. CnrtU Denies Letter. Wall Street Is Inclined to wet blanket the possibility of serious de velopments In 'the possible House In vestlgatlon because, the stock mar ket men say. Congressman Wood based all his statements and named all the names, on the authority of the mysterious "A. Curtis," who wrote him an anonymous letter, from Wall Street. Allen Curtis, member of a stock ex change firm, the only Wall Street man whose name is A. Curtis, today denied he wrote the letter to Wood. This about represents the move ments of the whole Industrial list, al though the level remained above the Friday closing for the most part. The copper group held well at early gains HIGH HEELS PUT C0RNS0N TOES Tells women how to dry up a corrv so it lifts out without pain. Modern high-heeled footwear Buck les the toes and produces corns, and many of the thousands of hospital cases of infection and lockjaw are the result of woman's suicidal habit of trying to cut away these painful nests. For little cost there can be ob tained at any pharmacy a quarter of an ounce of a drug called freezone, which Is sufficient to rid one's feet of every hard or soft corn or callus without the slightest danger or in convenience. A few drops applied directly upon the tender, aching corn stops the soreness and shortly the entire corn, root and all. lifts right out. It Is a sticky substance, which dries the mo ment it is applied, and thousands of men and women use It because the corn shrivels up and comes out with out inflaming or even irritating the surrounding tissue or skin. Cut this out and try It If your corns bother you Advt. Friday, January 5, will be set down byj John J. Keegan. prominent labor leader of Indianapolis, as one of the red letter days of his existence. Here's the rea son: Yesterday Mr. Keegan's name was among the list of three sent by Presi dent Wilson to the Senate for confirma tion as members of me United States Employes' Compensation Commission. Yesterday also Mr. Keegan was mar ried. His bride, who was Miss Hattle Schmidt, secretary to Senator NorrisJ has lived In Washington several years and Is well-known In Congressional circles. Mr. Keegan has been connect ed with the Department of Labor in conciliation work since early In 1916. After the marriage at St Mark's Church yesterday, Mr. and Mrs. Keegan left for Chicago on a wedding trip. They will be away several weeks. Before receiving a Government ap pointment last year, Mr. Keegan was president of the Indianapolis Machinists' Union, where he was engaged In many activities for the advancement of labor Interests. At one time he was a mem ber of the Indiana house of reprcsenta thes. His term of appointment with the United States Einplojes' Compensation Commission Is for two years. LEAVES ESTATE TO PARENTS. Sarah C. Borrows, by her wll, dated September 21, 18S2, leaves her entire estate to her parcpts, who have both died since the making of the will. It is expected that the document will not be probated and that the estate will be disposed of as If no will had been made. William Henry Dennis represents the estate. ALEXANDRIA, Jan. 6. The Cham ber of Commerce and Retail Mer chants' Association, having In charge the plans for the reception and wel come which are to be given the Alex andria Light Infantry on Its arrival home from Texas have named the fol lowing committees to serve in con nection with the affair: Finance R. L. Payne, S. W. Pitts, R. B. Washington, K. W. Ogden. Ban-quet-J', W. May, J. D. Matter, C. B. Swan, J. J. Preston. Parade J. E. Schwartzman, J..H. Trimyer, R. E. Knight, W. M. Smith, Harry Ham mond. . Military Major W. M. Smltft, Capts. Albert Bryan, R, H. Atkinson. W. M. King, T. B. Cochran, F. L. Slaymaker, Lleuts. F. F. Marbury, S. L. Monroe. J. Y. Williams, W. W. Demalne, R, H. C. Bevelry, C. H. May, A. H. Herbert, H. Noel Garner, G. C. Trenary, L- N. Duffy. Major W. M. mith. chief marshal, will have as aides Capts. Albert Bry an, Thomas B. Cochran, and Frank L. Slaymaker. Mary Agnes, daughter of-Richard Agnes Garvey, died at their home In St. Elmo yesterday afternoon, aged three years. mTHIEF GETS CLOTHING Takes Wearing Apparel From Two Neighboring Homes. A thief killed two birds with one shot early today when he entered the homes of William Harris, 720 Eighth street southwest, and William A. uckley, 722' Eighth street southwest, taking wearing apparel from each house. John West, driver for a Center Mar ket merchant, told the police that a sixty-pound tug of lard, valued at S8.B5 was stolen from his wagon at Third and G streets southwest early today. Samuel Chatlen reported that his grocery 'store at 631 S street north west was entered last night and VS9 worth of cigarettes stolen. A total of 80,420 cars passed through the Potomac railroad yards during the month of December. This was an Increase of 20,000 over any previous month of December. The condition of Capt. William B. Smlthcrs, who was operated upon in St. Luke's Hospital, Richmond, Thurs day, for an affection of the throat, Is reported as quite unfavorable. Arrangements have Been made whereby one of the pastors of the Christian churches in Washington will preach for the Christian congrega tion in this city Sunday afternoons. Among the list will be the Rev. Earle Wllfley, George A. Miller, E. B. Bag by, Leslie L. Bowers. Walter F. Smith, A. E. Smith. W. S. Harsell, II. L. Ice, At aiy time of the day - Bakerk Cocoa is a good drink, as wKolesome and nourishing as itis delicious. Walter Baker eGxlAd. KB. Wk ft. fAU. ESTABLISHED I7SO D0RCHESTER.MA5S. mimmmimirnrrrrnt - "SvrlwWrjLJr z i ir ! The Kaiser Replies But Does Not Answer President Wilson's note. It is the belief of the New York Times that Count von Bernstorff stands quite alone in this country in his view that Germany's note should be regarded "as consti - tuting an acceptance of everything suggested by President Wilson in his note, to th'e belligerent nations of Europe." On the other hand the New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung affirms that Berlin's reply marks "a further step on the right road,r' and thatf"Germany has taken up her position com pletely on the same ground as President Wilson" in planning forJhe prevention of future wars. The Allies say they want restitution, reparation, and guarantees of future security. Ger many's reply to the President's note states a desire for "an immediate meeting of delegates" be fore terms are disclosed. This injects a new point of friction. Shall the delegates meet first, or terms be stated first? 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