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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, THURSDAY. JANUARY 11, 1917.
HOUSE DISPOSED TO
BROKER WHOSE NAME IS MENTIONED IN "LEAK" INQUIRY.
THAW CONTINUES TO
Pictorial Review Patterns for Spring Second Floor
DROP LEAK INQUIRY
Committee Named to Draft
Police Beleive Fugitive Is Un
der Protection of Fam
ily at Pittsburg.
BOLLING ISSUES DENIAL
President Wilson's Brother-in-Iiaw I
Says Representative Wood Should
v Send Him Apology "When lie
Sends One to Tumulty.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 10. After a
two-hour executive session late today,
the House rules committee adjourned
until tomorrow without taking final
action on Representative Wood's reso
lution for an investigation of rumors
of a "leak" In advance of President
Wilson's peace note.
Although most of the Democratic
members favor abandoning the whole
proceeding with an adverse report on
the resolution, a subcommittee was ap
pointed to draft contempt charges
against Thomas W. Lawson for use in
case the committee decides to report
the Boston financier for refusing to
give names In connection with rumors
Boiling; Denies Knowledge.
TL W. Boiling, a brother-in-law of
President Wilson and a member of F.
A. Connolly & Co.. brokers, Washing
ton, was the first witness at today's
hearing. He denied he had anything
to do with a "leak."
"I have nothing to say," he said
"except that whoever Is responsible
for bringing my name Into this. Rep
resentative Wood, I believe, might send
me an apology at the same time that
he sends one to Seoretary Tumulty.
"WMn did you receive your first
information regarding the President's
note? Representative Henry asked.
"When I read It In the newspapers."
Mr. Boiling said he had no knowl
edge of any official of the Government
or Administration who had profited by
stock transactions, as a result of the
peace note, and was excused after a
Wall Street Correspondent Heard.
W. A. Crawford, head of the local
bureau of the Central News of Amer
ica, which supplies news to Finan
cial America, a Wall Street paper, read
a confidential message he said he sent
to his New York office, December 20
saying that a note was coming, but
that, according to Secretary Lansing.
it was not a peace note nor a move
"There was absolutely no leak in
our service, nor from anv of Its to be carried on from within the United
clients." he said. States against the territory and do-
Representattve Harrison said he had minion of the King of Great Britain
examined the Central News tanes for ana Ireland
December 20 and found nothing lndicat- The defendants were Franz Bopp,
ing that the confidence of Secretary German Consul-General; R. M. von
Lansing had been violated. He read Schack. Vice-Consul; Wilhelm von
from the ticker report of that day sev- -Brincken, J. F. Van Koolbergen, Mar-
eral references to Lloyd George's speech ITaret E. Cornell, Charles C. Crowley
In Parliament and its effect on the mar- and Louis J. Smith. Van Koolbergen
ket. "I have found absolutely nothing was "t of the country and could not
in the ticker." said Representative Har- be brought here to stand trial, as his
rison. "to intimate anything about Sec- alleged offense was non-extraditable,
retary Lansing's conferenoe with news- Smith was the Government s star wit-
paper men on that date. According to ness. .......
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leged conspiracy the latter part of 1915
and the Indictments were filed Feb
ruary 14, 1916, and March 4, 1916.
Bopp Is Released.
Bopp and Von Schack were released
on their own recognizance. Mrs. Cor
nell, Crowley and Von Brincken, who
were required to give $10,000 bonds at
the time of their Indictment, were
RUSSIA IS AT CRISIS
ESCAPE BEING 'EXPLAINED'
All Hope for Progressives
Regarded as Lost.
New York Officials Say They Con
sidered Rich Man bo Well Known
That They First Hunted
NEW TORK, Jan. 10. The where
abouts of Harry K. Thaw, Indicted here
on a charge of kidnaping and assault
ing 19-year-old Fred Gump, Jr., of
Kansas CityJ, M6., remained a mystery
today to the District Attorney and his
corps of detectives who have been
searching for him, although directly
or indirectly the police of all cities
have received notice that he Is wanted
Unofficially the belief was expressed
at the prosecutor's office that Thaw
had made his way to his home In Pitts
burg and there, under protection of his
family, undoubtedly was being advised
by competent counsel as to what course
Chief Interest Given O'Brynes.
The authorities here- made detailed
explanations as to how he slipped
through their fingers when they were
"hot on his trail." both here and In
Philadelphia, shortly before and after
the indictment was found against him.
His escape was explained by the
fact, they said, that since he was so
well known they gave their chief at
tention to arresting the man known
to them as George CBrynes. indicted
jointly with Thaw on the kidnaping
count. While the police were waiting
for an opportunity to catch O Brynes,
Shortly afterward a man answering
the description the Gump boy had given
of Thaw's companion appeared at
Thaw's Philadelphia hotel and was ar
rested on the assumption he was
O' Brynes. He proved, however, to be
Oliver Brower, formerly of Utlca, N. T.
also associated with Thaw, but against
whom there was n Indictment.
Case Is Aided.
Although the arrest of Brower was
at first a. disappointment, the District
Attorney's men say they found him
valuable in developing their case. A
number of documents and letters hav
ing an Important bearing on Thaw's
relations with young Gump were found
In Brower's possession and some of
these were presented before the grand
ury today, it was expected another
indictment would result.
Brower's movements were traced and
it was found subsequent to the alleged
assault on Gump he had gone to a
New Tork hotel. A suitcase left there
by Brower, having the letter "T" on it,
was seized by the District Attorney.
Aieanwnue. tne authorities here sav
O'Brynes has disappeared. They have
no idea where he is and no better de
scription of him than that given by
the Gump boy to guide them In the
REACTIONARIES IN CONTROL
FRANZ BOPP HELD GUILTY
(Continued From First Page.)
United States District Attorney, the
verdict was something of a personal
victory. District Attorney Preston was riVen their liberty on those bonds. The
stricken with a serious Illness before court Bet Friday at 10 A. M. to hear
mo prcinraiiuii yi uuh taoo moti0ns and fix new bonds.
. r ay. . -. tta "cr B"u""",rs Smith, technically a defendant, re-
xnai nis cioaK leu. ceived immunity for testifying for the
Woman Gains Honors. Government.
Thfl Rtrene-th nf tbn Gnvnmm p.nt'a The maximum penalty Is three years'
case, Preston said yesterday, was due Imprisonment in the penitentiary and
lartrflv tn Mrs Adfltnn' r T-.f ill wnrlf I 115.000 fine.
It was Mrs. Adams who onened the The Jury retired at 4 o'clock this
case for the Government and it was I afternoon after listening four hours to
Mrs. Adams who represented he Gov- Judge William H. Hunt's charge. The
ernment In court tonight when the jury veraici was returned wilihu live Uuui.
brought in ltn verdict He charged the jury on the facts in the
Mrs. Adams received the congratula- case, reviewing the vital testimony of
tions that came when the court ad- I prosecution ana oeiense wiusks, um
lourned with calmness. "It'a mv twen. I anclng one against the other for the
ty-first case," she said, "so 1 guess I benefit of the jurymen "something
can count mvself nf ne-e " I that has not , been done In a criminal
When it was announced the jury had case in a Federal court here in the
agreed on a verdict all the defendants memory of attorneys practicing In the
but Crowley showed signs of nervous- 1 court for ZO years.
Resignation of Trepoff as Premier
and 'Appointment of Golitzine
to Succeed Him Come as
Blow to Radicals.
"How soon will we be sentenced?"
Von Brincken inquired.
"They'll nave to convict us first," re
"But this speedy settlement, it looks
bad. Von Brincken suggested.
"Don't worry," and Crowley patted
him on the back. "I have psychic sense
and it tells me that the Jury will ac-
' quit the whole bunch of us."
After the verdict Von Brincken said
that whatever he did was as an offi
cer of the German army, "and a soldier.
you know, must obey orders."
Conspiracy Is Charge.
Bopp and the other defendants were
charged with conspiracy against the
neutrality of the United States and
were accused of having planned to blow
up munition plants in America and Can-
Convictions Not Expressed.
Judge Hunt did not avail himself of
his right to express'hls convictions of
guilt or Innocence a right ne nas un
der Federal law, but which, like his
charge on facts, is denied a judge in
many state courts. Including those of
Perhaps one of the most vital tech
nical Issues particularly stressed by
Judge Hunt was the definition of
military enterprise." which the Gov
ernment alleges In its felony Indict
ment, Bopp, Vice-Consul E. H. von
Schack, Lieutenant George Wilhelm
von Brincken, C. C. Crowley, secret
war agent, and his secretary, Mrs.
Margaret W. Cornell, conspired against
Canada by plots to dynamite ships
leaving Canadian ports, and Canadian
railroads. The judge held the acts
ad a, Steamships carrying supplies to 1 alleged by the Government would con-
the entente allies, railroad bridges and
Two actions were consolidated In the
trial just concluded. The defendants
were charged with a violation of the
act of July 2, 1890, by conspiring to
restrain interstate and foreign com
merce, by destroying factories, rail
roads and steamships.
Military Enterprise Planned.
The other action was for violation
of sections 13 and 37 of the United
States criminal code in conspiring to
begin and set on foot and provide and George Washington in an address
prepare means tor military enterprise 1793
stitute a military enterprise, but not
military expedition. The defense
took exception to this. Charges of
plots to dynamite ships and trains in
the United States the Government
grouped under the Sherman anti-trust
law restraint of interstate commerce.
It is a misdemeanor.
George Washington Quoted.
The military enterprise charge comes
under a statute originally passed in
1791 which practically embodied into
law. Judge Hunt said, the words of
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It doesn't do- much good to try to
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way to get rid of dandruff is to dissolve
it, then you destroy it entirely. To do
this, get about four ounces of ordinary
liquid arvon; apply it at night when re
tiring; use enough to moisten the scalp
and rub It In gently with the finger
By morning moert, if not all, of your
dandruff will be gone, and three or four
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You will find, too, that all Itching and
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Where individuals shall enter upon
military expeditions or enterprises
within the jurisdiction of the united
States, these offenses cannot receive
too early or too close attention, and
require prompt and decisive remedies,"
Judge Hunt quoted.
Judge Hunt told the jury that a mili
tary expedition would Involve soldiers,
armed for attack and defense, uni
formed, and prepared to maneuver un
der a commander. A military enter
prise he characterized as any organ
ized attempt to inflict Injury to
government's military property."
LIQUOR CASES DROPPED
Warrants Against Men for Ship
ments to Portland Quashed.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 10. Dismissal
of Federal warrants charging mislabel'
lng of liquor shipments from San Fran
Cisco to Portland, Or., were asked by
the Government and granted today in
the cases of J. S. Craig and Fred
They are employes of a liquor house
drug store. It Is Inexpensive and four "CV" . v,ra'' lalnr "
ounces Is all you will need, no matter I-- -" " .uw
how much dandruff you have. This
simple remedy never fails. Adv.
Read The Oregonlan classified ads.
PETROGRAD, via London, Jan. 10.
The political situation during the last
two months, for which the word
crisis" seems entirely Inadequate, has
taken a new turn with the resignation
of Alexander Trepoff from the Pre
mlership, and of Count Ignatleff, Min
ister of Public Instruction, and the ap
pointment of a new Premier. The of
ficial announcement of this change
which has fallen upon the country.
continuously excited and emotionally
exhausted by the drama of swift
changes and climaxes, hardly created
the effect which would have been nat
ural under other circumstances.
This time the tide has suddenly
shifted and is running strongly in the
reverse direction. Prince Golitzine,
who succeeds Trepoff, Is a member of
the extreme conservative group who
always manifested the strongest reac
tlonary principles and. as a member
of the Imperial Council, has always
shown little sympathy for the progress
Ive tendencies of the new regime. The
ostensible reason for his replacement
of Trepoff was the apparent Inability
of the latter to preserve a strong,
Fall of One Group Essential.
It had been known for some time
there was a great divergence In the
point of view between two distinct
groups In the Cabinet, in one of which
stood Trepoff and Ignatieff, and In the
other M. Protopopoff, the Minister of
the Interior. The fall of one group
or the other became essential. The
significance of this latest change in
the Ministry can best be judged by
the following sentiments expressed by
Prince Golitzine. in an interview alter
I have not yet had time to formu
late a programme, but my watchword
will be 'everything for. the war; every
thing for victory.
Being occupied with this aim, we
cannot think of reforms in the Inter
lor. After victory we can begin the
reorganization of our Internal life.
He Interposed he was a firm believ
er in the responsibility of Ministers
only to the will of the Emperor, and
that in this principle the government
must be united.
Desolate Prospects in View.
"This, however, does not exclude th
legislative chambers from taking an
interest in the affarrs of the govern
ment, he continued. There Is no
reason to believe the work of these
chambers will be postponed beyond th
date already set for reconvening.
Th Russkia volia. a newspaper re
cently founded, commenting on the
"The old regime has been strength
ened in the direction taken at the
time of Protopopoff's appointment as
Minister of the Interloi- the original
conservative course, to which has
been added new reactionary elements.
There can be no talk at present about
co-operation with the legislative cham
bers. We see now before us desolate
LETTERS FROM GUMP SEIZED
Police Xow Seek Brower as Conspir
ator of Thaw.
PHILADELPHIA. Jan. 10. After
Brower's release on $1200 ball today
the local authorities received a tele
gram from Assistant District Attorney
Black, of New York, requesting them
to hold Oliver F. Brower on the charge
or "conspiracy to kidnap" In connec
tion with the Indictment against Harry
K. Thaw as the result of allegations
made by Fred Gump, Jr., of Kansas
City. Brower was arrested here last
night in mistake for George F.
O'Brynes, who Is charged with aiding
n the alleged kidnaping of Gump.
Brower left the City Hall today as
soon as he secured his liberty and ha
not been seen since. His attorney said
that he might have gone to Pittsburg
and that he expected to see him agal
prior to his hearing on Friday.
' Telephone Directors Elected.
DAMASCUS. Or.. Jan. 10. (Special.)
At a meeting of the stockholders of
the Damascus Telephone Company
Monday the following were elected dl
rectors: William Brodle, Seth Young
and Henry Hoffmeister. It was decld
ed to have the farmers line from Da.
masctia to Oregon City put Into work
ing order again.
'ENNSY TO ASK BIG CRED1
Authority to Increase Debt to Ex
tent of $75,000,000 Wanted.
PHILADELPHIA. Jan. 10. The dt
rectors of the Pennsylvania Railroad
Company today announced that the
stockholders will be asked at the an
nual meeting March 13 to approve an
increase in the authorized lndebtedess
of the company to the extent of 175
This will enable the directors to tesue
from time to time, the announcemen
says, such amounts either of genera;
mortgage bonds or capital stock
may be necessary to provide for th
company's capital requirements in th
Today-the Day Selected
TO CLOSE OUT
1 00 New Suits
Of Latest Models
Of Best Tailoring
Of Newest Materials
Selling Regularly for
DOUBLE AND MORE
Today at an Astonishing Price
man woiac ckdkxk
"MercK-nd.o cTc Merit Only"
$2 BILLS COMING
Greenbacks of Civil War Days
to Be Circulated.
DEMAND GIVEN AS CAUSE
Xew Output Will Follow Retire
ment of Same Xotca of $10
and Larger Denominations.
February 1 Date of Issue.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 10. A new issue
of the tl and $2 greenbacks of Civil
War days, discontinued more than 30
years ago, will be put into circulation
probably about February 1, displacing
similar United States notes of larger
denomination to provide relief from
the unprecedented demand for small
The Treasury Department announced
tonight the issue had been decided on
because silver certificates, the ordinary
bills of II and $2 denominations, could
not be Issued under the law In suf
ficient quantities to meet the demand.
A limit of $346,641,016 to the amount
of outstanding Federal notes was fixed
by law In 1878 after the greenback had
become an Issue in politics and had re
sulted In tire birth of a new National
party, backed largely by the farmers
of the West and South.
Blsser Hills to Be Retired.
No greenbacks have been Issued since
18S5, and the amount of outstanding
$1 and $3 notes of that variety now Is
slightly more than 13.000.000. There
is, however. $102,445,300 outstanding In
United States notes of (10 denomina
tion and higher and a portion of these
will be retired and cancelled, dollar for
dollar, to meet the new Issue of smaller
"The demand for paper currency of
the smaller denominations," said the
Department's announcement, "always
has been regarded by the Treasury as
an index of business conditions. For
many months there has been a con
stantly growing demand for one and
two-dollar bills, until now It Is Impos
sible to meet the country's needs In this
respect by means of silver certificates
which, for more than 30 years, have
been the only form of paper currency
Issued In one-dollar and two-dollar de
"As the supply of silver certificates
Is fixed by the number of silver dollars
coined, such coinage having been dis
continued In 1SI04. it is only possible to
Increase the number of one and two
dollar silver certificates outstanding
by cancelling a corresponding number
of silver certificates of larsrer denom
inations. From July 1. 1915. to Janu
ary 1. 1917. the number of one-dollar
and two-dollar silver certificates in
creased from I234.5S7.301 to $284,826.
786. This was offset principally by a
decrease in the amount of outstanding
sliver certificates of the denomination
of ten dollars and above, such a de
mand existing for five-dollar certifi
cates that It has not been possible to
"In consequence of this conversion of
large denominations to small, there
now are outstanding only about $30.
000.000 of silver certificates of more
than five dollars value, and conver
sions of large denominations to thote
of small denominations have become
increasingly slower and more difficult.
As the demand continued and became
more pressing It became necessary for
the Secretary to look to another source,
and consequently he has Invoked for
the first time the provision of the att
of March 4. 1907."
An electric flash lamp with a, bulb
in the shape of a hand is a novejty for
night signaling by automohilisis.
Rural Route Designated.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. Jan. 10. On and after January
16 rural route No. 4, from Oregon City.
will start from the postoffice at Hoff
and will be known as route No. 1 from
that office. The route will be 25 miles
in length and serve the same patrons
as at present.
Wholesale A Retail
Our Regular Prices Are
than any other dealer who has
sales. While Oriental Rugs are
getting scarce and prices advancing
rapidly, you can still buy Oriental
Rugs from us for less. Buy now,
as we do not believe Oriental Rugs
will be as reasonable and as plenti
ful as they are now.
Importers of Oriental Rugs.
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