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The Wisconsin tobacco reporter. (Edgerton, Wis.) 1877-1950, January 12, 1917, Image 6

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LEAK PROBE IS
PETERING OUT
Baruch, Kahn, Sabin and Boiling
Deny Tip.
LAWSON STILL CONTUMACIOUS
Boston Broker's Evidence Is All Hear
say—He Refuses to Divulge Infor
mation and Wall Street inquiry is
Not Likely to Go On—Still Held in
Washington.
WASHINGTON Otto H. Kahn,
of Kuhn, Loeb and company, Charles
H. Sabin, president of the Guaranty
Trust company, and Barney Baruch,
investor and speculator, denied em
phatically Tuesday that they had ever
profited by any leak of information
concerning the President’s peace note,
or had heard of or suspected the exist
ence of any surb note till it was print
ed in. the newspapers.' The’r denials
were nude to the house committee on
rules, whihc is trying to decide wheth
er congress ought to make a leak in
vestigation.
It is now extremely unlikely that any
such investigation will be conducted.
Of all the witnesses examined, only
Thomas W. Lawson has said a word
to support the scandalous story that
information concerning the Presi
dent’s intentions had trickled out into
Wall street.
Lawson, after a second day’s ex
amination, repeated his haughty refus
al to give the names of the senator
and cabinet member which he as
severates were given him as benefic
iaries of the leak and the cleanup on
the street that is supposed to have
followed.
Questions Bolling.
The committee after resuming Wed
nesday asked a few questions of R. W.
Bolling, the President’s brother-in-law,
who had already denied that he had
anything to do with the dealings at
which Representative Wood hinted in
the speech that started all the trouble.
Bolling was requested to appear, in
stead of being subpoenaed. His ex
amination elicited nothing but denial.
No one connected with the affair be
lieves now that an investigation will
be recommended to the house. Some
of the Republicans on the rules com
mittee have been disposed to keep
things stirred up for political capital,
but none of them really believe that
there is the slightest basis for the
yarns of a corrupt partnership be
tween Washington and Wall street
which have so glibly slid off many
idly wagging tongues in the last few
days.
Lawson Tethered at Washington.
Lawson is still at the end of a con
pressional tether and is forbidden tc
leave Washington. It has not yet been
decided whether or not to ask the
house to discipline him for refusing to
give the names of the men he has so
repeatedly refused to. Until this is
done he will be in custody of
the people as personified by the
sergeant-at-arms of the house of rep
resentatives.
As matters stand now, the only
ground for investigation is Lawson’s
promise to give the names he now
withholds, in case such an inquisition
is held. Lawson does not say that he
knows anything about the guilt of the
men he mentions. He says only that
stories of their participation in profits
from the leak were told to him by
third parties also nameless.
Against this promise to give hear
say evidence are the unqualified de
nials of Baruch, Sabin, Kahn and Bol
ling, the only other witnesses whose
names the committee has been able to
secure.
After a stormy morning’s session
with Lawson on the stand, the com
mittee warned him to stick around
town until they could decide whether
or not to tell the house on him. They
discovered early in the day that they
could not get any more facts out of
him and finally abandoned the at*
4empt once and for all.
Sabin Got No Tip.
Mr. Sabin was the next witness.
The only information he had to im
part was the fact that about October
6 he communicated to a number of
newspaper men information he had re
ceived to the effect that Germany
would ask the United States to aid in
a peace movement. Mr. Sabin asked
to be excused from revealing the
source of this information. He said
that he gave it out because he be
lieved the public ought to know it.
He denied specifically that he knew
anything about the note, that he had
profited from it, or that he had ever
sold a share of stock short.
Mr. Kahn denied that he had obtain
ed any information about the note
from any official or other source, that
he had ever sold any stock because of
any information concerning it or ad
vised any one else to do so. He too
said that he never had sold the mar
ket short.
Baruch Bought on Dec. 20-21.
Mr. Baruch was kept on the stand
for two hours, while the committee
probed vainly for information that
might justify them in holding an in
quiry. He was asked among other
things if he had ever shared in any
deals with Mr. Kahn, Mr. Reick of the
Sun, or a William H. Hurst. He re
plied that he had never shared in any
deals with anybody as far as selling
stock before the publishing of the
peace note was concerned.
He said the thing that first sent the
LORD ROSEBERY
He May Come to the United
States as British Ambassador.
Photo by American Press Association
Rumors have reached Washington
that there is a probability of Lord
Rosebery succeeding Sir Cecil Spring-
Rice as British ambassador to the
United States at an early date. Lord
Rosebery is credited with having in
his youth wanted to accomplish three
things—to take a double first at Ox
ford, to marry the richest woman in
England and to be prime minister. All
these came to pass. His wife, now
dead, was a daughter of Baron Meyer
de Rothschild.
market down was the Bethmann-Holl
weg peace proposal. Baruch sold
heavily on ticker information that
Lloyd George in his speech was leav
ing the door open. He then bought to
cover his shorts. His whole transac
tions, he said, involved about thirty
thousand shares.
Apparently satisfied that Baruch
knew nothing of the leak, the commit
tee began asking his advice about the
stock market regulating and the
propriety of short selling, which he de
fined.
WASHINGTON VOTED
ORY BUS SENATE
Sill Prohibits Sale ot Liquor
in District cl Galumbla.
WASHINGTON The Sheppard
bill to abolish saloons in the national
capitol after Nov. 1, 1917, was passed
by the senate and now goes to the
house, where its friends claim it is
assured of passage. The vote in the
senate was 55 to 32.
While the measure prohibits the sale
of liquor in the District of Columbia,
it permits importation for personal
use. An amendment which would have
submitted the proposal to a referen- !
dum of citizens of the district was de- j
feated just before passage by a tie
vote, 43 to 43.
48 HOURS IS GIVEN GREECE
1
Entente Puts Limit on Constantine's
Procrastination.
PIRAEUS, GREECE Ministers
of the entente powers handed to the
Greek government an ultimatum giv
ing Greece forty-eight hours to comply j
with the demands contained in the j
note drawn up by France, Great Bri- *
tain and Russia Dec. 31.
LONDON, ENG. —The entente note
to Greece demands among other
things, that all Greek forces outside )
of Peloponnesus be reduced to a num
ber strictly necessary to the preserva
tion of order; that all meetings of
reservists in Greece north of the
Isthmus of Corinth be prohibited;
that all persons detained for high
treason or for other political reasons
be released forthwith; that the com
mandant of the First Army Corps be
dismissed, and that the Greek govern
ment make apologies to the allies’
ministers and flags at some public
spot in Athens. Nearly all demands
are based on an assumption of treach
ery by the king’s followers.
THREE TAKEN FOR MURDER
Sheriff Claims That Arrested Men Con
fessed Cedar Falls Crime.
WATERLOO, lOWA—Earl Mcßain,
aged twenty-nine, of Cedar Falls, la.;
Leslie Hanner, aged twenty-six, and
Edsel Hanner, aged twenty, of Minne
apolis, were arrested in Minneapolis
as suspects in connection with the
murder of Toney Gunanas at Cedar
Falls, Dec. 28, according to a telegram
from Sheriff D. B. Henderson.
According to the sheriff The men
have confessed.
J. R. GARFIELD HOME~ROBBEP
Jewelry Valued at SIO,OOO Is Stolen
from Cleveland Residence.
CLEVELAND, OHIO James R.
Garfield reported his home had been
robbed of jewels worth SIO,OOO. The
jewels disappeared during the absence
of the Garfield family between Dec. 1
and Dec. 20.
$695.00
Live Agents Wanted Address F. F. Burgy, Edgerton, Wisconsin
* V
The Vampire.
This is the vampire; Always inert,
sitting still, spending five to seven
hours a day looking out the window
on the street. Nothing to give, and al
ways giving it. Seeking amusement,
entertainment, but never affording any.
Taking, but never giving. Sitting
quietly and listening to others con
verse and confer, even when her pres
ence Is unwelcome, but saying nothing
but an occasional yes or no. Primitive
minded and narrow, with nothing to
give, she drains others of ideas with
out retaining them—like a sieve.
Thought passes through and beyond
her without stopping. She acquires
nothing, gives nothing, takes every
thing. One person alone with her be
comes exhausted while she is revivi
fied.—New Yofk Globe.
Firm as a Rock.
“There,” he said, pulling his shirt
sleeves over his brawny arms and sur
veying the clothes prop which had
taken him the best part of the after
noon to fix in the garden, “that’s as
firm as a rock. Even the combined
forces of the elements cannot bring it
down.”
Later in the day he found the pole
on the ground.
“Did you do this?” he roared to his
eight-year-old son.
“No. father,” was the answer; “a
sparrow perched on it. I seed it my
self.”—London Globe.
A River In Brazil.
The state of Sao Paulo, in the repub
lic of Brazil, has a river that carries
one of the longest names of any stream
in the world. The name is of Indian
origin and is “Tamanduaetehy” and is
also called without saving anything in
length “river of the Great Tamanoir.”
Air Movements.
The movement of air is variously
designated, according to its velocity,
as a zephyr, breeze, wind, gale or hur
ricane.
A dense or thick fog, according to
the weather bureau, obscures objects
at a distance of 1,000 feet.
Prodigy.
“That youngster of yours is pretty
bright, eh?”
“Reads Henry James at sight,” an
swered the Boston man.—Kansas City
Journal.
Gathering Food for Bees.
A clever scheme, that appears to
have originated in Scotland, is to
gather pollen from flowers with a
vacuum cleaner for use as food for
bees. The heather on wide stretches
of moors provides ample supplies, and
it is said that in some places the
young bees were mostly reared on this
pollen.
PAUL N. GRUBB
Attorney and Counselor
TELEPHONE NO. 12
Tobacco Exchange Bank Building
Edgerton, - - Wisconsin.
ALICE W. NICHOLS
Hair Dressing, Manicuring, Sham!;
pooing, Facial Massage, Scalp
Treatment, Switch Weaving
Edgerton, - Wisconsin
Phone 371, 3 rings.
DR. MEYERS
Dentist
Mclntosh-Thompson Block
Phones * office ’ 371 2 rin S s
Bnones Residencej 2 19 Blue
GEO. W. BLANCHARD
Attorney-at-Law
Mclntosh-Thompson Block
Edgerton, - - Wisconsin
DR. J. L. HOLTON,
DENTIST.
Office in the Ladd and Holton Bloch
EDGERTON, WISCONIS
H. R. MARTIN
Attorney and Counselor-at Law
Office over Ist National Bank.
Phon 122 Edgerton, Wis.
A. P. NICHOLSON
iDENTIST
Office over Perry’s Dry Goods Store.
Telephone Numbers
Office 158 Residence 78
Edgerton • - Wisconsin
MXEmSsSi HAIR BALSAM
MjKgjßrSlfl a (oiiet preparation of merit.
Helps to eradicate dandruC.
-9$ jH For Reitorinc Color ana
Cone frishu tells another why w-b cur tobacco is best ahp cheapest’)
MY POUCH OF W-B CUT TOBACCO I
ISN'T AS BIG AS YOUR LOOSE I
PAPER SACK, BUT ITS BETTER] [JUDGE, THAT FELLOW HAS 1
AND CHEAPER, BECAUSE IT Cl CAUGHT ON TO IT ALL
——
HERE’S something curious about W-B CUT Chew
ing—it takes less out of your pocket and puts a
better chew into your mouth. No big plug sagging your
pocket, no big wad sagging your cheek. Half as much
of this rich tobocco goes twice as far as ordinary plug.
W-B saves your silver and gives you a silver-lining feel
ing of happiness all over. You can’t help from telling
your friends about- W-B.
Made bj WEYMAN-BRUTON COMPANY. 50 Union Square, New York City
DR. A. T. SHEARER
Physician and Surgeon
Office Hours ; 1 *° 3
OFFICE AT RESIDENCE PHONE 20
Edgerton, - Wisconsin.
DR. S. F. SMITH
Practice Limited To
Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose and
Throat, and Fitting of Glasses^
OFFICE OVER
Shelley, Anderson & Farman Store
C. E. SWEENEY.
Dealer in Real Estate.
Edgerton, Wisconsin,
WISCONSIN and WESTERN LANDS
for sale or exchange.
E. M, LADD,
Attorney and Counsellor-at-Law.
REAL ESTATE
FIRE INSURANCL
B dobs ton, Wisconsin
Office phone 199 Night Call 172 White
C. OTTESON. D. V. M.
Veterinary Surgeon & Physician
(Successor to Dr. Jos. Johnson)
HITCH BARN. Edgerton, Wis.
INSURANCE
THE L. A. ANDERSON
Insurance Agency
New Phone 370
Tobacco City Meat Market
Lyon & Blessman, Prop’s.
(Successors to G. W. Nichols)
Dealers In all Kinds of
Fresh and Salted Meats
OYSTERS AND FISH
Butchering on Reasonable Terms

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