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jL VOLUME XVII. NO. 16. TffLEP^ONF MAIN 46 NOME. ALASKA. MONDAY. JANUARY 15, 1917. TELEPHONE MAIN 46. WARRANT FOR UWSON ISSUED RY COMMITTEE International News Service. WASHINGTON, Jan. 15.--The house rules committee held a session this forenoon and waited for Thomas W. Lawson of Boston to appear and tes tify as he had been ordered to do. After a long delay Chairman Chlper Ileid asked somewhat irritably where Law30n was. A sergeantl-at-arms whs sent to inquire If Lawson was known to be In Washington and to notify him that his presence was wanted at once in the committee room. When It was learned that his whereabouts could not be ascertain 1 the committee acquiesced in the is suance of a warrant for tils arrest. A deputy sergeant-at-arms was given this wararnt to serve on Lawson wherever he could be found. By the power conferred on it by the house the committee now has all the powers of a Uniud States court tr, arrest and punish for contempt. His failure to appear this morning makes Lawson liable to Imprisonment for contempt and if the temper of Chairman Chipperfleld be any ori tt rion on which opinion can be based lu is very likely to pass some time in Jail. Lawson will surely be eompeled to appear before the committee and he will have to tell all that he has said knows concerning the leak of ad vance Information to Wall street. In anticipation of a refusal on his part the committee has decided to commit him at once until he shall become more tractable. WASHINGTON, Jan. 15.—Later— Lawson has wired the rules commit tee of the house, which took a recess this morning because of his non-ap pearance that he will appear before them this afternoon at 2 o’clock. International News Service. NEW YORK, Jun. 15.—It Is report ed In shipping circles that three Ger man submersible merchant vessels are now on their way to this coun try from Germany with rich cargo s. Rumors, which are said to be well founded, have It that two new ships of this type left Bremorhaven for New London on January 2. They were accompanied by two fighting submarines as they left port. It i .supposed that the fighting craft will accompany them through the most dangerous zone when they will be left to continue the voyage on their own resources. hho thir' merchant undrwt'pr craft is the Deutschland which is said to have left Bremenhaven on Friday the 12th. It is stated that she had no oenvoy but on account of the ex perience of Captain Koenig in two pervious successful trips Is expected io dude the vigilance of the British fleet. ■J'ht cargo of the merchant ships ►.re tald to have n value In America of no les sthan ten million dollars The arrival of the llrst two boats whose names have not been learned Is looked for about the 20th or soon atfer. Subscribe for 'be Nome Nugget S 2 00 per month. It, mi b WITHDRAWING FROM MEXICO Ir.ternational News Service. WASHINGTON, Jan. 15.—Following the administration’s recent chung' of front on the Mexican situation, the first move was made today toward a withdrawal of the United Statos punitive expedition from Mexican soil. Arrangements have been complet ed with Carranza whereby a force of ten thousand Mexican troops will close in behind the American forces as they t withdraw. The purpose is to protect American Interests which have been guarded by Pershing’s men. The movement Is already under full headway. As fast as the Carranzistas come up so that they are in a posi tion to take up the duties of the re called American forces the latter tire releasd and take up the northward Journey. Carranza has won his primal con tentlon that the Pershing column be v. lawn as a prerequisite to further arrangements. And he has given strong ossu. ranees that he will pro tect American lives and property by ample forces of his loyal troops. ITis intentions are declared to bo thoroughly honest In this respect and administration officials point out that Carranza will be immeasurably strengthened In the estimation of his own people by hlg diplomatic victory over the United States. Whether this increased popularity of Carranza In Mexico will result in Increased respect for Americans and their property rights Is problematical and depends, It is said, on how well Carranza carries out his promises to the United States. Collinq Cords ot the Nuqget Office SUPREME COURT SHEDS LIGHT ON WHITE SLAVE LAW l International News Service. WASHINGTON, Jan. 15.—This morning the supreme court handed down a decision which has an Impor rnt bearing on scores of convictions already obtained In federal courts relative to be Minn act, or, as It Is more commonly called ,the white slave li.tr. n he Pirrgs Crmlnettl case was the one under consideration on appeal from the California court. The cus hud been hi«'crly fought as the fith er of Onminettl who holds a high government position was determined to give hi3 son every possible support ■ n Ids disgraceful predicament. The 1 igh court upheld the decision of >lie lower couit and in affirmation of Its decision said that the Mann JAPANESE CRUISER BLOWS UP-HUNDREDS KILLED AND MAIMED International News Service. TOKIO, Jan. 15.—The Japanese gov ernment has ordered an investigation of the explosion aboard the Japanese cruder Tsubuka which blew up at the Yukoura naval stalion three days with the loss of a hundred lives and the mangling of three hundred others. The Tsubuka was lying at the sta tion which is thirteen miles southeast of Yukohama and without any reason the magazine exploded with the above fatal results. No ouo was supposed ac'. does not p'lhiblt the transporta lici of women lor Immoral purposes wlv re no criminal transactions are actually invc'ved A number of convictions where men have been charged with viola tion of the law when they have cross ed state boundaries with women are thus stown to have been beyond the S'opc of the lew. The mere taking t!,< m across the line Is of itself not punishable under the law. The su pn me court, declares that an Immoral j pu'pose must be shown In the trans I portatlnn and be borne out by crlm'n I nl transatcions following the entry of 1 another state. ; to have been In the magazine at the time and It may have been duo to ! spontaneous combustion. Owing to certain threats which are j reported to have been made by a clique of dissatisfied seamen there is a possibility that the explosion was not accidental but was deliberately phoned. Rumors have been In circulation to the effect that the explosion was Inst'fTtited by German agents, hut they are not accepted as having any foundation. Visiting Card* at tha Nuggat Offioa ADMIRAL DEWEY DYING International News Service. WASHINGTON, Jan. 15— Adm'rnl Dewey has been stricken with pneu monia and his physicians say there is little hope of his recovery. Ho is now seventy-nine years old and though he has been actively en gaged in the work of his offce up to n few days ago his advanced age Is exrected to count heavily against him i in his battle for life. This morning's bulletin said that he was failing fast and there Is little hope he will survive the day. __ I All kinds of sleigh and ski wood on •ale at Ros*’ mill and shop. Alto building and mining timbar. LAWSON IMPLICATES CHAIRMAN HENRY ANO SECRETARY M’ADOO etcrnational News Service. WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, Thom i W. Lawson reached the capital in tinv> to appear before the house rules com mittee, which is investigating the leak, at two o'clock according to his wire 1 announcement from New York. Th6 aid of the seregant-at-arms was not necessary to compel his attendance nor were the court powers of th< committee needed to make him giv his promised evidence. When calle I on to testify and name the highly placed congressman and cabinet mem ber he had promised to Implicate in the leak he threw a bombshell Into the midst of the committee by naming Chairman Henry of the house rules committoo, and Secretary of tie Treasury McAdoo. Robert L. Henry of Texas one of the men chargid, Is the permanent chairman of the hoti3c rules commit tee hut his position ha3 been filled during this investigation by Chiper field of Illinois. William Ci. McAdoo, secretary of the treasury, and the cabinet mem ber Implicated by Lawson, Is an other man of eiuth m birth, lie was born in Georgia at Marietta and was the son of a di.3tin.gu: hr \ f • a was judge, soldier in the Mexican and civil wars and college professor. McAdoo removed to New York in 1SD2 whef 1 list - himself by building the Hudson river tunnel system. His first wife having died in 1912, he married Kleanor Randolph Wilson, daughter o file' president, on May 7, 1911. Lawson swore that McAdoo and [Imry profited by the leak and that evidence exists to prove It. The committee is still in session. New laid eggs at Prosser’s Harness Shoo. $’.00 oer dozen. Phone Black *t. LAWSON GIVES MORE NAMES OF BANKERS TUMULTY MENTIONED International New* Service. WASHINGTON, Jan. 15.—Later— Following hia announcement of t names of McAdoo and Henry as the two prominent officials he had refer red to as having profitfd from th* leak in Wall street operators Lawson continued his testimony which was given under oath. He said that Pliny Fiske a New York banker had such close relations with cabinet members that he could .summon them to New York at any hour of the night and they would come. Fiske worked hand in glove with some of them nnd had a one > to any government secrets as would be of value to him in his market op i rations. Lawson gave as his au thority for these close relations be tween Fiske and the cabinet ne mb r, the name of Archibald White, a New York banker, who had told hint ill about it. Lawson continued by saying that Paul Warburg of the federal reserve board was the high public official ; who knows all the machinery of how the leak came out. He further continued hia recital by i declaring that Miss P.uth Thompson , Visconti ol Washington had toll him that W. B. Price who i- th Washing ton correspondent of the livening Star had acted as go-between in the trans mission of news of the president's note to some or" the New York bank ers and brokers who had profited thereby. Price received for his ser vices, the lady had s,> the sum ot 55,000 •' ••- same cone-ction Mis* Visconti had stated that Tumulty re ciived a gr at deal more money foi his share of the work performed. Lawson declared that Washington official life was rotten to the core and that a following of the clues he had now given would !• .d to many other names and facts. WASHINGTON, J n 15.—In an in terviow tins afternoon in regard to the charg- mate eg. n-a him by Law son Chairman Henry of the rules committee admits that ho had a con ference with Lawson prior to the be ginning of the investigation but ho drilled that he gave Lawsm any names. He refused to make any fur thrr statement at this time Calling Cards at the Nugget Office BRISTOL BAY RETURNS WILL BE KNOWN IN SIX MORE DAYS Special to the Nuoa®* SEWARD, Jan. 15.—The little steamer Dora which makes the run to tho westward as fur as Dutch Harbor and touches at all way ports returned here today after a rough 1 passage. The Dora brought the usual batch of mail and some passengers. ODe important and eagerly expect ed letter was in the mail sacks. It is a registered letter addressed to the clerk of the court at Valdez. Bearing a Nu3hagak post mark and being of a bulky and official appear ance there is no doubt that it con tains the election returns from Bris tol bay precincts. Owing to the fact that this letter | cannot ranch Valdes in Usa than six days because of failure to make good stoamshii) connections there can he no knowledge of Its c -ments before the last of this week or the first of next. When the letter shall have reached the district clerk at Valdez the final returns will probably all be in though there are two more precincts which may have cast a vote or may not [t cannot be known whether enough men were present or whether they had enough knowledge of the election to organize a precinct. It is believed here that the Bristol bay returns will settle the contest. Subscribe for the Nome Nugget % 2.00 per mouth.