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WASHINGTON. D. C, WEDNESDAY, JULY 32, 1914.
N. II, DIRECTORS
Demands Criminal Suit and
Dissolution of Alleged
r CHARGE OF BAD FAITH
Scores Board for Failure to
Stand by Agreement with
M'REYNOLDS CONDEMNS L C. C.
Claims by Allowing Mellen to Testify
Commission Embarrassed Case by
Furnishing Immunity Grounds.
By JOSKPIf P. ANNIN.
President Wilson yesterday directed,
Attorney General McReynolds to Institute
criminal proceedings against the di
rectors of the New Haven and a eiTil
suit to dissolve the alleged combination
In restraint of trade. "
The civil suit will be filed within a few
days. The criminal proceedings probably
will be before the Federal grand jury In
New York City.
In a letter to the President, given out
with the President's, letter "to the At
torney General, the latter complains that
the Interstate Commerce Commission has
embarrassed in advance any criminal ac
tion which the Department of Justice
may institute against responsible direc
tors of the New Haven. He recites that
over the protest of the department, the
commission placed men like former PresI
Mellen on the stand, thereby ordering
them grounds for claiming Immunity
from criminal prosecution.
In directing immediate action, the
President concurs in the view of his At
torney General that the New Haven
directors have acted In bad faith with
the government; that their eleventh
hour refusal to abide by their recent
agreement with the Department of Jus
tice is based upon a nonessential tech
nicality and reflects upon the sincerity
of their motives- In seeking a peaceable
The President's Letter.
In the following letter, the President
directs the Attorney General to com
mence civil and criminal proceedings:
'I have your letter of today, inclosing
a copy of your letter of July 9 to Mr.
J. H Hustls. president of the New York.
New Haven and Hartford Railroad Com
pany, which together disclose the failure
of the directors of the New York, New
Haven and Hartford Railroad Company
to comply with the terms of the settle
ment proposed by them and accepted by
us in the matter of their railroad hold
ings. Their final decision In this matter
causes me the deepest surprise and re
gret Their failure, upon so slight a pre
text, to carry out an agreement de
liberately and solemnly entered lntcand
which was manifestly In the common In
terest, is to me Inexplicable and entirely
"You have been kind enough to keep
me fully informed of every step the de
partment took In this matter, and the
action of the department has throughout
met 'with my entire approval. It was
Just, reasonable, and efficient. It should
have resulted In avoiding what must now
"In the circumstances the course you
propose Is the only one the government
can pursue. I therefore request and di
rect that a proceeding In equity be filed,
seeking the dissolution of the unlawful
monopoly of transportation facilities in
New England now sought to be main
tained by the New York, New Haven
and Hartford Railroad Company, and
that the criminal aspects of the case be
laid before a grand Jury.
"With much regard, sincerely yours,
Flimsiest of Technicalities.
The Attorney General declares that the
refusal to abide by the agreement with
the government to dispose of the stock
it the Boston and Maine because the
Massachusetts legislature, in granting
the New Haven perm'sslon to dispose of
this stock, retains the right to purchase
It at a fair valuation. Is the flimsiest of
technicalities, because the Common
wealth of Massachusetts always has re
tained the right to purchase the stock of
the holding company organized in 1909 by
the New Haven to take over control of
the Boston and Maine.
In his letter to" the President, the At
torney General declares that out of re
ran! for economic conditions In New
England and a desire to protect the small
Investor in New Haven stock, from un
necessary loss, he had been willing to
leek a ground for agreement and settle
ment with the New Haven directorate
ind stockholders. In so far as the civil
ispects of the case were concerned. Be
Terrlng to the criminal aspects, however,
le complains bitterly of the Interstate
Zoxnmrce Commission's course In plac
ing certain New Haven, directors on the
Hand in the recent investigation: He
vrote the President:
"The criminal aspect of the case have
een kept constantly-.ln mind: much "data
tearing thereon was collected months
igo, and care has been exercised to per
rtlt nothing which might Interfere with
jroper prosecution at the appropriate
Hire. W have not held out the slight-
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MBS "WILSON TENNIS VICTOR,
She find Partner Wti 'Hotly- Con-
" tested Doubles MatcU.
St. 'Iloudsburg. Pa., July XL Miss Mar
garet Wilson, daughter of' President Wil
son, 'with Miss Claire Batton of Vassar.
daughter of a prominent physician of
New York City won a hotly contested
f tennis, "match In doubles today .against
Mrs. E. K. Elmore of. Washington, D. C,
and Miss Kate Bonner or New York, at
Mount Pocono .with scores 6-1. 3-6. -7.
The deciding match was 4-1 In faror pt
Miss Bonner and Mrs. Elmpre. but .by
hard playing the score was brought to
4-3 and t-4. Both sides had 7 all on the
deciding set when Miss Wilson and Miss
Batton forged ahead.
A large number pt New York and Phil
adelphia society people were present and
all of them agreed that the playing of
the President's daughter was the feature
of the match.
Conferees Depart from Palace
Smiling After Discussing
CARGO OF RIFLES SEIZED
Prospects Seem to Be Brighter for
Peaceful 'Agreement Than
Special Cable to Ri CTufcisrtoo Herald.
London, July JL A happy augury for
the success of the home rule conference
was-drawn from the expressions on the
faces of the eight statesmen as they left
Buckingham Palace today after the first
meeting. Though looking gloomy when
assembling for the conference, every
countenance bore a bright smile when
the session ended.
A great crowd, including many Ameri
cans, gathered at the palace gates and
noted this good omen, which has pro-
vided a cause for-a more optimistic feel
ing in London, although In Ireland both)
sides still maintain an uncompromising ,
attltude. distrustful of the probable
bargaining under the royal roof.
Regarding the King's attitude the
Standard publishes an inspired statement
denying the rumor that the King has
threatened to withhold assent to the
home rule bill unless it as accompanied
by ' the "amending bill. It ' declares the
suggestion unwarrantable and denies that
his majesty stated that he would with
hold consent to the home rule measure
under any conditions whatever.
Klnsc's Speech Irrltntrn.
It is added that the King was In
fluenced In calling the conference by hli
desire "Tb maintain peace In Ireland, and
also by receipt of a petition sent him
personally, "a course never before adopt
ed since he has been King and more
numerously signed than any other peti
tion for any purpose has even been."
There Is a good deal of Irritation in Lib
eral circles caused by the terms of the
King's speech to the conference, which, it
Is understood, his majesty composed him
self. The particular passage that gives
offense Is that suggesting that "the most
responsible and sober-minded" or the
King's subjects for months past have
talked "civil war."
This Is an obvious reference to the
Unionists, It Is pointed out. However,
constitutional doctrine stringently lays
down that the ministry must be identified
with the monarch on natters of policy.
Londonderry, Ireland. July 21. On the
eve of King George's Irish peace parley,
customs officers early today boarded a
steam yacht off this port and seized 3,000
rifles consigned to the Nationalist volun
teers. Gun running operations still are being
carried on by both Nationalists and
MRS. LEWIS FORGETS;
"JIM HAM" IN AGAIN
Spoils Effort to Bury in Oblivion Sen
ate Beau Brummel's Nickname
When She Writes "James."
The Interdiction pronounced by
Senator Lewis, of Illinois, against
the use of his original Christian
name of "James," Just because the"
irreverent were disposed to short-
en his dignified cognomen from
James Hamilton to "Jim Ham." Is
now effective throughout the Cap
itol Senate document, the Con
gressional Directory, the Record,
everywhere that the name of the
Beau Brummel of Democracy ap
pears it Is now officially "Senator
But when it came to impressing
the necessity for the entailment
upon the members of his own fam
ily, the great man foozled.
Mrs. Lewis returned to Wash
ington Monday night from a short
Western trip. She arrived at the
hotel where the Lewis family
makes Its home and across the
register In a clear, heavy-lined an
gular hand their appeared this
"Mrs. James Hamilton Lewis,
PLAN ARSENAL IN CHINA.
Shanghai, July z Announcement was
made today that Krupp Interests In Ger
many will establish an arsenal near
Pekin. The plant win cost $60,000.
FOR HOME RULE
President Wilson for First
Time Officially Greets Car-
PILOTED Br MR. BRYAN
Recognition of Revolutionaries Be
lieved Near, Following Session
in Executive Mansion.
President Wilson yesterday for the nrstl
time received at the White House rep
resentatives of Pen. Carranza and
the constitutionalist revolutionaries In
Mexico. His action In granting, this
measure of recognition to the revolu
tionists at this time caused considerable
The men received were Fernando
Igleslas Calderon, the personal repre
sentative of Carranxa. and Secretary
Urquldi. of the constitutionally agency
In Washington. They were taken to the
White House at C o'clock last evening
by Secretary of State Bryan. They re
mained but a few minutes, and when
they came out Secretary Bryan at
tempted to make a mystery of the oc
casion and declined to state the Identity
of the President's visitors.
nxplaim Ilia Position.
It is understood that the President
took advantage of the opportunity to re
Imprexajupon the minds of the Carranxa
representatives the position of the United
States now that the constitutionalists are
about to come Into supreme power !t
Mexico. Senor Calderon Is slated to be
the minister of foreign affairs in the
Carranza cabinet Consequently it was
considered most Important by the ad
ministration that the man upon whom
is likely to fall the chief burden of the
foreign complications with which the
constitutionalist leaders are confronted
should learn directly the lews of this
One of the matters which the President
and Secretary Bryan are understood to
lmpr.gsed upon 3nor Calderon as
of lne m0Jt ursent lmport,nce from
Washington's point of view is the com-
plaint of France regarding the alleged
killing of two members of the order of
Christian Brothers by orders of Gen.
Villa at Zacatecas. The President made
it clear that the United States Is. most
earnestly desirous that the 'constitutional
ists 'adopt every necessary measure to
prevent the recurrence of such outrages
when tbey take over the government and
capital of all Mexico.
Secretary of State Bryan last night re
ceived a message from Mr. SIHIman, the
representative of the United States, near
Carranza. announcing that Carranza had I
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proclalmed a cessation of hostilities pend
ing the discussions with the Carbajal
delegates which are to take place at
TO STAY IN VESA CRUZ.
napntrr Mnn to Remain Prndlnc;
Ley de Fnesm" Probe.
I Secretary of War Garrison yesterday
announced that Fred L Boalt, corres
pondent of the Newspaper Enterprise
Association, would be permitted to re
main at Vera Cruz until it had been
determined whether or not Ensign W. A
Richardson had told Boalt that the law
of flight had been applied to Mexican
prisoners during the occupation of Vera
Cruz. Boalt claimed in defense of an
article he wrote for publication In the
United States that .Richardson had
told him prisoners were shot down under
the pretext that they were trying to es
cape. A court ot inquiry at Vera Cruz
reached the conclusion that neither Rich
ardson nor any other naval officer had
applied the ley de fuega" to Mexican pris
oners, but officials here are not yet
Informed as to whether it was determined
whether Richardson informed Boalt that
it had been done. This, It Is expected, will
be shown In the copy of the proceedings
of the court of inquiry, which have been
mailed by Admiral Badger, and are ex
pected here in a few days.
New York. July ZL Arrived Kronprln-
zessen Cecille, Bremen, July II; Ryn
dam, Rotterdam. July II; Finland. Ant
werp, July 14; Grosser Kurfuerst, Brem
en, July 11; Helllg Olav, ChristUnsand,
July 11; Roma, Lisbon, July 8; Guate
mala, Havre, July II ;, Navarre, Hamburg,
Departed Noordam, for Rotterdam;
Kaiser TVilhelm de Grosse, for Bremen;
Aqullanla. for Liverpool.
Depart Wednesday Taormlna. for
Naples; Argentina, Algiers Trie e; Tour
alne, Havre; Celtic, Liverpool.
Due Wednesday Campanello, from Rot
terdam; Kansas City, Dublin; Kaiser
Wilhelm II. Hamburg; Advance. Cristo
bal: Karma. Barbades; Pr. Slglsmund,
Kingston; Lorenzo, Clcntuegos; El Norte.
Galveston; Prlnz Irene, Genoa; Paul Palx,
Swansea; Indrasamha, Gibraltar; Ben
Nevis, St. Lucia; Manzanillcv Clenfuegos;
Ollnda, Cuba. '
CAPITAL HAN'S HOME BURNED.
BsrcUl to The VTuhiBstoo Benld.
Asbury Park. N. Uy July SL-Fire
caused by the explosion of & gasoline
ntove In the Oeejtn Grove home of Paul
Richmond ot Washington D. C, this
afternoon-swept through the bungalow
section of the resort destroying five other
houses. A strong wind was blowing and
for a time the entire section was threat
ened. Mr. Richmond is a government
employee at Washington. Members of hlj
family escaped but were unable to save
I any of', their effects. The loss' is JIO.000.
NEW DEVOLUTION' GROWS.
More 3fexlcan Leaders "Promise to
Special to The WuMnrtra Herald.
Vera Cruz, July. a. A dozen or more
generals In the Mexican. Federal army
have pledged themselves to start a
revolution against Carranza, when the
constitutionalists" get Into Mexico City,
It was said here today by CoL Enrllle.
Orozco. Among these generals are Pas
cuarOrozco, Jose Ynez. Salazar, Antonio
Rojas, Marcelo .Caraveo, and Benjamin
These generals fear assassination If
they surrender to the constitutionalists
and for that reason wil refuse to recog
nize the central government when the
rebels control It. "
The opinion Is freely expressed here
by those who know the true Inwardness
of the Mexican situation, that 'Carranza'a
hardest task is still' ahead of blm.
Wife of Soldier, Who Killed
Woman and Self, Was Sav
ing Up for Lawyer.
SCRIMPED FROM SALARY
Attorney Calls at Store to Tell Her
L. W. Newcomb Shot Mrs. Roberts
and Committed Suicide.
To the tragedy. In which Lee W. New
comb, a soldier, murdered Mrs. Bessie
McCormlck Roberts early yesterdsy at 311
Seventh street southwest, and then shot
himself to death, the trite old saying.
TIs an 111 wind that blows no good,"
may be applied. It was learned last night
that Newcomb had a wife, who was gath
ering out of her meager earnings a fund
with which to procure a divorce from
Newcomb's wife left Jilro more than a
year ago on account ot his cruelty, selfish
ness and Infidelity. To support herself
she obtained a position as saleswoman
In a Seventh street department store and
began to save money so that she might
pay a lawyer to get her divorced from
Saved to Pay Lnwyer.
Tall, comely and capable, she got along
well enough, but it was only by the
most stringent economy that she was
able to lay by a few dollars each week
toward the time whey s'lje could bring
srfactlon for divorce.
Testerday about noon Mrs. Newcomb
was attending to the wants of a custom
er when her lawyer entered the depart
ment store and called her aside.
"Your husband's dead," said the law
yer, perhaps sadly. Killed a Mrs.
o.h.. nf An flvnfh street and then
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Mrs. Newcomb started with astonish-
ment and dismay, and then, as though
on second thought, she emitted a deepl
sigh of relief. No longer need she
skimp desperately in order to build up
a divorce fund. The news had lifted a
great burden from her. For the rest of
the day, while she went about her work
as if nothing unusual had happened to
her, Mrs. Newcomb managed to refrain
from telling anybody that she was the
wife of the man who had been the chief
principal In a sordid tragedy which had
occurred early In the morning. But as
she was leaving the store last evening
she confided to a few of her Intimates
that, though she had always been sorry
for her husband, she simply couldn't
feel very sad over his death.
Newcomb. who was a private In Com
pany A. Engineer Corps, stationed at
Washington Baracks. killed Mrs- Roberts
because she had permitted another man
to escort her home from a beer garden.
eneomb Hid In Cloiirt.
At the inquest, conducted by Coroner
Nevltt. Mrs. Ethel Harbin, who had been
Ulvlng with Mrs. Roberts, said she and
Mrs. Roberts, who was separated from
her husband, went to the beer garden
early Monday night, meeting J. E. Fields
a member of Newcomb's company. They
left the garden at 11:5 and were Joined
by Charles Scott. Reaching the apart
ment, the women went to the dining
room, while Scott and Fields went across
the street for beer. Then Mrs. Harbin,
hearing a noise, found Newcomb In a
closet. Scott and Fields returned with
the beer, and the five sat around the
table drinking It. Scott left about 1:30
o'clock, and shortly after this Newcomb
began quarreling with Mrs. Roberts. The
quarrel ended with the shooting of her
CELL FOR MILITANT SLASHER.
Sredsl Ckbla to The TVuhisitoa Ilenld.
London, July 21. The maximum sen
tence of six months was today Imposed
upon Annie Hunt, the mlUtant suffragette
who slashed the portrait ofThomas Car
lisle in the National Portrait Gallery.
WOMAN TO WOMAN;
HEART TO HEART TALK.
Mabel Herbert Urner. whose
wonderful domestic stories haVe
appeared in the greatest papers
in the United States, has another
of her feeling episodes in next
IT HOLDS AND GRIPS
The reader from start to finish
because of the great knowledge
displayed by the author in
knowing what goes on behind
IN SUNDAY'S HERALD.
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band, former minister pi justice, who, on the stand yesterday, admitted having threat
ened to kill Gaston Calmette, editor of Le Figaro.
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MRS. HARRIS IS DENIED
SLICE OF BIG ESTATE
Pension Office Clerk Loses Suit for
$200,000 Against Heirs of Former"
HAD STACK OF BILLETS D0UX
Concord. N. H.. July H. The suit of
Mrs. Magnolia Virginia Augusta Hudson
Harris, of Washington, D. C for COOiOOO
against the estate of the late Henry
Baker, former Representative of this city.
was dismissed today.
Mrs. Harris is a middle-aged clerk In
the Pension Office. The suit was begun
here in the spring ot 1912 shortly after
the Baker will was filed here for probate.
The real estate ot the decedent here then
was rxltfea'at JW0.O0O, - ,
A stack of love letters purporting to
have been signed by Mr. Baker and ad
dressed to "My Dear Magnolia" was ex.
hlblted by the plalntlff.Mrs. Harris, who
Is a daughter of a former governor of
Louisiana, alleged In the papers filed in
court that the former Representative
made love to her and promised to leave
her JM0.0CO In his will. Entirely Ignored
in that instrument, she sued to recover
the full amount. For technical reasons
the suit here was withdrawn and brought
anew In Concord.
Mrs. Harris could not be located last
night. She recently lived a week at 11U
Twclth street northwest.
SINCE WILSON VISIT.
PAYS DOUBLE TAXES
President's Sojourn on Gulf Coast
Has Boomed Assessments Col.
Ewing a Victim.
CoL Robert Ewing. Democratic na
tional committeeman from Louisiana,
Is beginning to appreciate the fact
that entertaining Presidents of the
United States has Its disadvantages.
The genial colonel owns a handsome
seashore home on the Gulf of Mexico,
near where President Wilson spent
his holiday last midwinter. The com
ing or the President to the then little
known Gulf coast has served to im
press the dwellers along that so-called
"American Riviera" with the be
lief that one of these days it Is going
to'oe the midwinter social center of
the Western world.
In consequence the assessors ot
Harrison county are taking advantage
of their opportunities. They have as
sessed CoL Ewing's winter abode
Just double the tax rate of a year ago,
before the President's visit. But the
colonel Is willing to "stand the gaff."
if the President will consent to go to
AT SIXTEEN HE IS SHAH,
8reUl CHo to The Washington HenH
Tehehan, Persia, July a. Sultan Ahmed
Mlrza, the sixteen-year-old Shah of Per
sia, took the constitutional oath of office
today In the Palace of the National Coun
cil. The little shah drove to the Nation
al Council in a glass coach drawn by
milk white horses.
COSSACKS RIDE DOWN STRLEEBS.
St. Petersburg. July 21. Serious strike
xiots broke out today in the Ylboraky
quarter. The strikers overturned street
cars, fired buildings and pillaged stores.
The Cossacks charged the mob and then
began firing blank cartridges into the
faces of the rioters.
DROWNING CREW IS RESCUED.
8rdl to The Wuhiniton HenM.
' Loulsburg. N. S July IL The Ameri
can schooner Harold C. Beecher.,ot New
York, was 'driven ashore near Tin Cove
today and the crew was rescued with
great difficulty. A hole was Jammed In the
schooner's hull, and she Immediately
filled wlthwater. Capt. Torrle said she
would be a total loss.
WOMAN SAVES 35
HORSES FROM FIRE
Mrs. William Chambers Leads Animals
to Safety from Husband's
COFFINS BURNED; LOSS, $10,000
But for the presence of mind of Mrs.
William Chambers, thirty-five horses
would have been burned to death in a
three-alarm ,flre which started shortly
before 1 o'clock in the rear of the second
floor of a two-story structure st 1ST R
street northwest and spread to an adjoin
ing livery stable.
The blaze did damage estimated at S10.
000, partly covered by insurance. Owing
to the late hour and the noise by the fire
apparatus, excitement among the neigh
borhood verged on a panic. Pcores oft
men. women, and children, scantily
dressed, ran to th street to watch the
firemen subdue the flames.
The building Is used by William Cham
bers for the storing of undertaking sup
plies, hay and grain. Chambers also Is
proprietor of the adjoining livery stable.
The fire was discovered by an aged
watchman. Anthony Sewell. who turned
in the first alarm. Mr. and Mrs. Cham
bers, who live near by. hurried to the
scene, and the young woman at once
ran Into the stable, which by this time
was enveloped in flames. With the aid
of her husband, she led the horses, one
by one, to safety.
There were two carloads of oats and
an equal quantity of hay stored on the
ground floor and about SG0O damage was
done to this by water. About thirty cas
kets were on the second Door. They
were insured. Several carriages also
AUTO CUTS HIS THROAT.
Vlrfflnlan Gets tnmnal and Serloua
Wound When Run Over.
His throat cut as though by a razor.
Ollle E. Jordan, forty-five years old. of
Dublin. Pulaski county, Va., Is at Emer
gency Hospital In a serious condition as
a result of being struck by an automobile
yesterday afternoon in Pennsylvania ave
nue near Sixth street.
He was taken to the hospital In an
automobile of a passerby, accompanied
by Franklin M. Ernest, of Baltimore, who
witnessed the accident. The machine
which struck him was driven by F. J.
Haske. of KM Northampton street. Chevy
Chase, an employe of the Washington
BLOODHOUNDS TRAIL NEGRO.
Cnmherland Fenra Lynching; lire If
Woman's Assailant la Cansht.
Sredil to Tat Wuhiniton Hotld.
Cumberland, Md.. July a. The author
ities fear the lynching. If caught, ot an
unidentified negro about forty years old
who assaulted Mrs. Conrad Metzger,
wife of a brewmaster, at her home In
Columbia avenue. North Cumberland,
Her husband found her on the floor
unconscious. She was so badly injured
that the services of several physicians
The negro asked for food, and as she
was cutting a slice of bread he knocked
One negro was arrested, but Mrs. Metz
ger failed to Jdentify him.
Intense feeling has been aroused. A
posse with bloodhounds is searching for
MORE TROUBLE IN BALKANS.
8prdal to The Wuhingtoa Brnld.
Vienna. July 51. It is reported that
Austria has sent a stern note to Servla
demanding within forty-eight hours
satisfactory assurances regarding the
Pan-Servian movement, which Is held
responsible for the assassination of
Archduke Ferdinand and his1 wife. This
action followed an interview Foreign
Minister Count Berchtold had with Em
peror Franz Joseph. The rumors have
caused a financial panic on the Vienna
bourse, prices falling heavily.
U. S. ATTACHE KNOCKS
OFF OFFICIAL'S HAT
Secretary of Legation in Norway. It Is
Reported, Has Tilt with Harbor
master at Christiania.
REPRIMAND MAY BE A RESULT
Although no official report has been re
ceived by the State Department, word
reached Washington yesterday of a iar
rel between Franklin M. Gunther. secre
tary of the American legation In Nor
way, and the harbor master of Chris
tiania. during which the American official
is said to have knocked oft the hat of the
It was said last night that neither
through the legation nor through the
Norwegian Minister here had.-n.yth!ng
iieen hearuOf "the Incident? It was Inti
mated that If It was officially brought to
, the attention of this government, and the
facts found to be as stated. Mr. Gunther
probably would be in for a reprimand.
Gunther entered the diplomatic service
In August. 150J, when be was appointed
third secretary of the Embassy at Paris.
He has since served at the Department of
State, at Harugua. Nicaragua, at Lisbon,
at Rio de Janlero. and at Christiania.
He is a native of New York, where he
was born in ISSi and is a graduate of
Harvard University. His legal residence
Is at Amherst. Va.
REBEL MONEY PLATES
SEIZED BY MARSHAL
Engravings for Constitutionalist Cur
rency Taken on Replevin by Car-
Plates, engravings, etc from which
millions of notes were printed here for
the Mexican constitutionalists,, were
seized yesterday by a deputy .United
States marshal on a replevin suit filed
by Felicltas Vlllareal, subsecrctary of
the treasury In Gen. Carranza'a cabinet.
A few weeks ago Vlllareal sued In the
District Supreme Court to prevent the
rebel money from being diverted to Villa.
The money was subsequently traced to
El Paso, Tex., and recovered. Norrls
Peters Company refused to surrender
the plates, etc.. to Vlllareal. hence the
suit. Title to the things will be thrashed
out In court.
WOMAN'S COMB MURDER CLEW.
Sprci&l to Tile Wuhington UtnkL
New York, July 51. With a woman's
tortoise shell comb clutched in his hand.
the body ot Benedetto Vices was found
today In the gutter In front of 406 East
Eleventh street. He had been shot
through the heart.
The police believe Vices was shot dur
ing a quarrel with a woman and the
owner of the comb Is being sought.
WOMAN IS MYSTERY VICTIM.
Hpecial to Tte Washington Ilrrmld.
Galveston. July 21. The body of a
beautiful as yet unidentified woman
was found on the beach hero today with
a bullet hole In the temple. The body was
clothed in expensive garments and ail
indications were that the victim was
a woman of rennement.
FRENCH TRAINS CRASH; 6 DEAD.
Special Obi to Tb TVadiuiitoa Hmtt
m . V .a. T..1.. . Cv u-nna '
were killed and fifteen Injured in the
wreck of two passenger trains, carrying
many foreign, tourists at Empalot
Bridge, near here early today.
PARACHUTE JUMPER KILLED.
Special Cable to The Waahiiixton Herald.
Brussels, July a.-Jime ae utsteii.
the well-known parachute Jumper waa
kUled today In a fall of 600 metres when
her parachute failed to open.
tit to Niagara Falls and Return (11
Leave Wazhlnc-ton 7:t a. m- July
51. Baltimore and Ohio. Special train of
modern coaches and parlor cars Din
ing Cars from Philadelphia. Liberal
stop-overs returning within 15 days.
Like excursions Aug. 7 and ,21, Sept- 4
and 18,-Oct. 2. Adv.
FLIES OF FURY
ON M. PM
o ' - '
President of France Shifts
Blame from Fair Slayer
to Her Husband.
"I WILL KILL CALMETTE"
Executive's Deposition Tells
'of Threats by Ex-Minister"
Against Editor's Life.
"SHE KILLED IN COLD BLOOD"
'Immortal" Author Testifies Crime
Was Deliberate Prisoner's Spouse
Called Traitor and Attacked.
Special Cll to Tb Wuhlnston Herald.
L Paris. July SL For the first time In the
history of France, a President of the re
public gave his testimony at a murder
trial today to save a woman's life.
The trial was that of Mme. Calllauz
who slew Gaston Calmette, of the Figaro,
In his office on March IS, and the Presi
dent Is Raymond Polncare. who though
now on a visit to the Czar of Russia,
sent in his deposition to the court to
assist the defense in its contention that
Mme. Caillaux's husband was really the
promoter of the tragedy.
"I shall kill Gaston Calmette It he
publishes those private letters in Le
So declared to the President of the re
public, Joseph Calllaux. his minister ot
finance. Just before the murder. And
the President's testimony all went to
prove that CalUlaux's wife simply an
ticipated his own hand ss the author of
Day'a Only Hope.
President Polncare's testimony, flung in
dramatically between the evidence of sev
eral witnesses for the prosecution, gave
Mme. Calllaux her only hope of the day.
For when her husband had testified
to the same effect as Polncare, he was
hooted and nearly mobbed by an angry
rabble without the doors of the court.
Other witnesses directly contradicted
Mme. Calllaux testimony of yesterday,
when she said she was "bereft of mlnd
as,she fired th shot. And Paul Bourget.
the "immofSl6leciared that Calmette.
whom he was visiting at the time, had
djed the victim of a calm, deliberate
woman, whom he had heard say -there
was no other way to end it." when he
rushed back after the fatal shot
Calllaux. the husband of the prisoner
and ex-minister of finance, was the
dominating figure of the second thrilling
day In court. Three times as be Issued
from the Palais do Justice after giving
his testimony, he had to seek refuge In
his automobile from the violent demon
strations of the hostile crowd gathered
outside. Two detectives saved him from
violence only with the aid of friends.
Dramatic Scenes Ocenr.
During the three hours he was on the
stand seevral dramatic scenes occurred.
and the presence In court of a Calllaux
cll.jue was detected by the loud applause
which greeted his tribute to his wife and
his denunciation of the Figaro witnesses.
Mme. Calllaux. who had passed a sleep
ier!, night, constantly Interrupted the wit
nesses for the prosecution, declaring par
ticularly that tha paper's office boys were
wrong when they swore that her name
was never mentioned from the thne she
entered the office and asked for Calmette
until she fired the shots that killed him.
But this testimony was most injurious
to ber. Bourget declared that he had
been talking to Calmette when Mme. Call-
aux sent her request to see him.
"She stood in front of the fallen man
and coolly pulled the trigger of her re
volver, firing Into his body 'again and
again." said the Immortal.
Maltre labor! sought to discount this
testimony by a dramatic reading of pas
sages from Bourgefs greatest "book, in
which the author makes his ctiractrs
defend a woman who slays in delense of
her family or her husband's hoirr.
That is all very well in litelatnre."
COXTIXCED OX PAGE THREE.
CONGRESS IN BRIEF.
Filibuster against rivers and harbors
bill consumed practically all day.
senator rewlands. chairman of Inter
state Commerce Committee, predicted
that today would see Rayburn stock and
bond bill reported.
Senator Reed, of Missouri, gave notice
of trust speech to be delivered Thurs
day. Supplemental statement by Thomas B.
-Jones, nominee for bead ot Federal Re
serve Board, was presented In executive
Charges that Southern Railway had
"framed up" rate case against inde
pendent coal operators In Eastern Ten
nessee were made before Tillman inves
tigating committee by B. L. Dulaney, ot
Adjourned until noon today.
House considered conference report of
sundry civil appropriations bill without
disposing ot It.
Military Affairs Committee reported
Carlln resolution authorizing use of Po
tomac Park for annual Army-Navy foot
Representative Bartholdt introduced
resolution to amend Constitution to limit
power of Congress to declare war by pro
viding that such declaration shall be
only to repel Invasion or for self-defense.
Representative Miller Introduced reso
lution asking President to send to House
report of Philippine Islands by Prof.
Fordi who recently' made' investigation
there at President's request.
Adjourned until soon today.
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