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HOME EDITION Weather Forecast: Fair Tonight and Friday Full Report on Page Two NUMBED SI 69. WASniNGTOX, THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 14, 1914. PRICE ONE CENT. MELLEN VE AMAZING TALE STOCK DEALS Former President Lays Bare. Secret Transactions Which Gave System Railroad Dom inance in New England. Tolls Interstate Commerce Com mission Frankly He Was Morgan's Man Will Re sume Expose Tuesday. By JOHN EDWIN NEVIN. Charles S Mellon began today what prcmltes to be the rnost amazing story of high finance ever related in the United State. The former head of the New Haven system, as a witness be fore the Interstate Commerce Commis sion, publicly declared that he planned to reveal the entire plot whereby legis latures and city governments were pur chased and entire railway systems meclrulated for the benefit of Wall Street insiders. Although interrupted almost at the very commencement of his tale, he showed how he person illy paid out over a million dollars for stock the value, of which he placed at "19 cents a pound." Goes to Gather Evidence. Mellen todaj simply laid the ground work for the painting of what he prom ises shall be his masterpiece. Then he rub excused to so back to New Kng Ianu to sathe: up documentary evidence to tack up his amazing rtcltal. He will continue his story Tuesday and the In terstate Commerce Ccnimlsslon prom ises that there will be no" interruptions unt.l it is complete in every detail. Standing out above everything else in Mellen a story toda was the fact that he was the late J P. Morgan's repre sentative, lie said that he was put at the head of the Nen Haven by Morgan. Apparently he wanted to tell allabout the agreement which made him the guiding spirit in all of the wonderful manipulation of New England's rail way svstem. But the commission's counsel. Joseph W. Folk, for some un- oxplalred reason, shunted him from this inc ard took up one minor transaction, he acqutMtion ot some .'4.000 shares of he stock of the New York Westchester and Boston railway This is the elei- tip line between the Harlem ilvcr and New Rochelle In Now York State, ovc; winch the fast t1crs of the New Haen road rush eastward into New England. How He Did Business. Mellen frankly adnilll'd that the New Haven directors put at his disposal J n. - . . I- r Va Tic A Ct .S1- f j- M HAVEN 'J'W """"' "' "" ' "-" ""-- "'.,, ,h ,ho hill riiml.-eri bec-ise of De used in acquiring tht LM.C'3 shares of al(.gPd coI-Ul.101I. rnile vbs-qucnU 'he Westchester line from "persons of fned a suit again Mr. Kinh-. and that nfluencc." lie said he did not know 1 1 the artion now pending .ho Mentis of these people, that he i Efforts were made todav t Attr.rnj . burineu ".rough ?inf late Tom j Gecr-jo H Macdonald f? t ,. hu.baii.1 Bvrnes New Vork s famous thief I and Michael J Colbert for the wife to "at her. at.d establisher of the Wallhuve Jubtlce btafford set .t date for the. Street dead line. B rnes negotiated for ! hearing. There was no open iIUpih he shares and .Mellen paid tor them in1 the calendar so the case waa tout n uertonal due bills, redeemable either In $, 1 IndetinltelT. N-c Haven stock or In cash When , "Tills Is tho case vhich wa- Jnde--abked to Identify the persons who got investigation bv the commute, in Con he monej Mellen leaned far over the sres. w-in t It qu-ried Ji.m. telaf able and looking Folk squarelv in the ford wnen Mr. Maodonald stated that eve said ccuiil tal.e tho deposition of some "The 'wore all alike Thev would of his witnesses. sidle into my offices and get uy my hen '"formed that such was u.e rlerks. Then they would pull in en- "; Jsll-'e Stafford dec-lit ed th.it the elope ou of their pockets. Thsy viould ' 'Jko a paper out and .sac I i.ave your due bill here for 1'j.V or some bu-h sum' Then I would look at it I -ould ee it vvas in my own handwriting 1 wo ud dfek Uo jou -.ni a -nor-K hey would say. 'Nothing doing 1 ant raj5i Then I would draw n hwk to ' harles S Mellen tor the amount, would send it out and get it --ashed First I would ask how thev wanted ft and the. would sa In email hills I "ould give them the money te-ir the ur l-il' in small pieces and see that it w-nt down the sewer I knew none of 'h-n. b'U from their noie3 I ouli t....... ... 1.. .1 ,T. mhld tho. 1 ... ., .iin' .., .. .....-- . - ....- , c' c 'rom New- Tork's I.ast ?id ' , . 1. -i, j BalKs at Bribery. Me ,fr was aked point blank whether I v.r mo ,ey was not used for the pur-1 ooe o' biiblng New Vork official" Me balVed at the word "bribery and Tod'ficd r f saying that it went to rcrsons r ith influence" Hut tus verl e"- answ-et nhowrd that he had no .H1 ,.f th mb iIia rnnrmv n B tint i -licn Hyincs a-ne to me n u!iiet on llic pari ol uu mb-! . o! Sd 1. v as all read- to turn oiei J ci al .unl Iloi to i i,.l I u -,.-mioii ' i hk to mc Rit l ronldercd thel:"iy '", ,f '',' , M,hl "f u"' meniuei- ; k, I '" nolilhal li.lit- .mi iriblt th' r,-.i'ej. o' tie West.nct-i ionipa-. .,,, , 'lir ..n.,,,, ... .. ,'..- lefp t r in nianv r-arin alar And I A in r tnere could be notlnntr rioln? t i,i franchit-H wiv amended I .Die m ,i Ilht of -In amendment" I ted aid also insisted that certain ca'ion Ijt c-Irared jp. All of mj de an -orc picmptly met.' M lr-i said that tho . York ntv 'fi i& he thousht the board of tl r.ae oi the hoard of aldermen amend ed the fran"lil:es H" could not toll how ie deal "naf put through or whether 'm did bublncs direct with the ro'li jam. I didn t want to know." he said. " All was a'terj-as repults for the New la fi road and I wo-il.l ha done sinesn w th the devil himself had It n nc-eSFary " It f tup plan of the Goernment, w1- Mellen is recalled next week, to ?x Hie rcsnonsibilit for eM single anta-tion M'le is to he axked what lh d'- oif of th' New Haien told him In rMilns o ri thp dcal whi'h air 1 tinud on Third Tajfe.) STIRRING LiiKCafcfIE?P59l i x ' m 'iii' iWi i iM iiiFii F" ' i i Tv.4f r v ,j ,.. f tk .'9A,Attk f ii t ki i -&i ;wi' jiiittftM''ti i e-K' wor?'""' '5 'rrr . r- xsBKpBMiaHBMai Assc3se?s Searching Party of American Troop's : tfy &;y - 'SliMitlJWMMMP a.tMltMWWBWM lllirnTl III n inilT Returning to Camp After Searching M HliFRTA N V RHT Huts for Arms and Ammunition. -::i:,t? MULI I I H 111 I LIUII I , ORDERS FINLEY CASE fpBHH REPORT FROM WEST HEARD IN PUBLIC rmKHIm ","'.:' Stafford Refers to Wright In quiry and Rules for Divorce Testimony in Open Court. Announcement was made toda b. Justice Stafford, prc-iding in Equllv Court. No. 1, that all tcstimonv in the latest rinley divorce case must bo heard in open court, the declaration following a sugestlon bj counsel tr.at the depofUlons of certain witnesses misht be taken and submit'ed to the court. The martial trouble of Frank M. anu Mary A I'mlev, as aired in f-ourt in the auit brought M Mrs. Kinlev against btr heshanu, which resulted in her ob taining an absolute divorce, wa.s the subject of inquirv b the Congrcoeional iuLcoinmltte which is iiiveailgatliib charges against Justice Wright I!efcren.-e to tfeis fnc-t was made b.. Justice Stafford today before hi or dered that test'mcnv ir. the pr sent I K';lt. -vhlch is brought b i'lnlev for an abaoiulc divorce, must be heaid in i open court The decree ir. me nrst suit was tei l'-""'""- "'"'", ir " '"".'. ".. !! made no other .-eminent i or gave an rc-afon for hu action MAY LET TRUST BILL ,.., i ,..,, .k... .- I """"" """ " el ' . " " '-" t0 'lia''1 Irusi legislHlion il tii' fci;s- slon l ronrexs a- heard ali.iut th- n:it" to-lax xnr Iiemocratic prisiam of l.tmuak- AWAIT NEXT SI Irg for thia easion has nceii giadiiallv , u by Gnieial J unslon il M.ijrd "ai pared dovMi until tin jia.i it it et re- pc-nt. ri- him he-n or.hri-l tu pripare malnlng oiihijst'- ol tlic repeal of fire ' I ilh- for the traiiipM for Hoops toll" me npi'ioprial on hlllf and trimtjiM ami thi nlll he lon ..n the way leislat'ou. Hut tlie dllfli ul:i.-a in tli t-cuth " a t'l nallnifllt of ,i t OtlllltUKMtlVC II "St 'ill! al gro' lug ... .t ,r,.m- ' II. the nrsl jna. i to, i It tl in If .l. - -ion if riroloni tl ' i.. -,t t,.i. it if a , u-itlon whether luciuinf can bi iiiaiin.ilii-. Then, then is. no iiiianlmiu .f opin- l i" ,w' ,iuipiuin-w or f oui .(rtill.-ry. lo-i about trust I f.isluiloii 'ldel di-' o.di-rr o to pro. el from Ion WahinK xeiBinp .icw. -cic ! id '1 n- lioii'c I 'on tin.' ilv. v ill so to tin. inn:nn-c tiuit blll are its,.- dr.iMn tliun t'n- 'i.'l ui a J'an.-ima f-aml Mramer and ii.ciim-i.- uu f.-iiuin jci.irr me senate i Int. i., tm Commrrie Connn.ttcc Tho ci.ji will not p-ii an.- kind of a . ..mpi'iicnslxe iruat bill without pro longed d-balr, Hinl it is doiibtlul if it villi fct-iml at U for f-onic oi tho ica tUrcS Of till llollh' bill- Tl.H li'JIIll.i to long contention in onfer-uif Senate lieiucK-riitic l.idoi .iic plan-1 nms ni-ht s.-sMon- 'n thr neai fi.tuio in older to huri if -i.-laiion I unS HI I- poss.oU tiat a ilSroii- p-ogr.n.i ol I night sf.sjiio'is nuuiit rcMili m -Mrkins out a oompreliriipix- trust ln'l bv July. sui mo oJiiook i i-ot liiiRln s be-j tween sidetracklna tni kcisliion und adjourning bj tho in dillc .if Inlj many of the Democrat pntcr m hr Son.ite insist nothing must stand in Hir w of eaib adjournmtnc INCIDENTS V-ilBBbtf3BDDIPrLto"i::iP: -328! Board Gunboat. 2Mm. i Vu - l vHi .tIB'31 S';;f KiPBiif!jilW:aS3fellSi"li ifk 'cihc fleet r.Lic:.m'u''--.i'---.r-m r".tTi"f . -,?i a aviv .tb ssbb t-i-r t LBaBMMEfta:- aaigMBij sREFUGEE reaches R iMyi IP) CHASING MEXICAN WHO Transports Ordered to Galves ton Will Not Carry Troops, Says Garrison. S .ict.ux of War GairtMi ani 0n- j eral M otli. i -pouu, i hl--f of taff dnlril I touay thai any troops "ill ), nrnt witij tin transports ihartcied nl i-w York) ti gi. to Galveston i They admitted that Ihi ir-mport' will he jammed to the gu.url- with .sup-I ph. for the Galveston .amp and for f Tlr -,.. I. 1..11 .Ipilll.ll ... .... L.... " '" lak'ii ' in 1R tl '-.il f-l.,n ( .mm i lo i's n.11 ' .impi' mem -iltliouRh he hn Ir . ihis inighl In i on. Utei l, Srf, hll, h ., 1II()X, ,,.,) p. , ., i . '" j i up nrool. m heiau-.- i.r.u n, .,11, .,, "I'lv .tailnlili troops cr. in .P Yoi, ! htate i.-ieial ntlioiipoon rxplaiupil tli.it ...j. ii.iu m-- .-it lrnpolt One oinpam i-.ivi-s ,1ns week and an- oincr next i Real Estate Operators Plan For Convention! Members r the Washington Rp-,1 -.-.,,, A,, . Aocl-itim K!"l"lP A,pr F Asocl.Uloi, ,wl a, a '"nheon in the Shnroliam Moto today to take up tho mattor of dolopato? to tho national on.ontion of tchI oatjto oroKrro io oc ii-i.i n i iiinuryh n .luly The lO'-al organlzstlon Is allowod hut one vote In the eon- option, but Ihoro TiJU be ,o'orl W ahington mn at the bis mcetlnc , , . i u.tJ (.. ri.. . SHIPS TO BE LOADED flTHAlYSUPPLIE IN THE DEFENSE OF VERA CRUZ HAD BEEN SPYING ON THE CAMP OUTSIDE VERA CRUZ. 36) PAGES TO PRINT SPEECH Just 365 clobely printed pages of two columns each, most of the entire bulk in agate type, was consumed in printing in tnc Congressional Record the speech of Senator La Follcttc denouncing the methods used in attempting to influence the Interstate Commerce Com mission on the freight in crease case Most of the material consists of letters which ,ie asked leave to print in the Record with out reading. IN CONGRliSS TODAY. SI.N TE. ..I. I at II i loi k I anil Ml .lis. usscd Senalor I'hllluii "peaks. l.ail repoit on ls'latlc cecutie and judicial bill r-Npected .nalor lloke MiiUh introduces resolu tion dskiiiii tor roport trom Joint fumiuiFslnii on bccond class niall inal- tei lloLVK I lour 111 I .11 II 'Oil i oiiKies-n. nil lliinlia.l .i'ij.I- I .i.ni.ie of piinlui pil il. Se I in, iuli"r of I'onKiPi" I'esuir.ecl debaie on .liploiiif Pino- priatlon bib Pistrict -ommittoe held hen " I'lOftar iiiunictpal ownerahip bill LA FOLLETTE SPEECH COST L). S, $8,449.62 Congressman Barnhart Scores Wisconsin Senator for Pad ding Today's Record. Die publication of 'ot'endeii i e- mail", by senator I..i 1-oli-tte coXTing r-S. ". I-- r,.Tona, oid 1-d i onsrwmnn Uatnhart of In- dl.uia todav to s.-oiv th practice of i pudding tin- piililaatiuii with opinions ' j not utt'-iel on tin- .lour it Congress to was a Tlif eMcnsi n si'.di ut..n t:ic i ail d rat ii -stion ' ' 'I he publication f thii spp.-c-h and I li-vt.ii-iion in the Reo.,1,1 ,-o.t th- Gov- iiinunl ti4196J" sal.l tho CouUrrH-1 lii.in Tin .nlditiou.il out for its x'i u oi lor us ix'i-i .i'."!?"'.!,1 to, $IM9 1 IJ, ltS S2. If i.i I liill nl hltullIU' will I In iimnir'.t in Int jl 1 1 -- " "" "' --," ' .. " ' i.- I 'ii.niiir ..f tons a. iMiiii'd liimsolf onl V .'.'l( .iic i of a Hup prl'll. .-.-. th. i.ibi i si iii.f i i(iii iiiiiiions oi i ''.illiiii 'I lui si ii incliiihs th. P lb i P lb j li. limn of loll, -s iimii Tin. i indii- I .1...!.. . i. . .... i- ..,i t -. .mi. i n ic-lM il Willi 11 llinir.irr I UL1 1 tin l-n. li!. n s-ili -itoi ; Fire Wall Slides Into Excavation Unbroken Am unu.sinil an idem occurred in an! exrpvatlon adjoining the building at M l'ou .ind-.i-half .street soutnwest. sh. rtly aftor noon tol'n. when a brick Hi" wall hlld Into the excavation, rein.- mug prnctiialiy int.ut 'I b. uhII pxtoudod along tin entire Ke of the building and was en. td as u I'Iom ntlvc ngalust llrt Tin buildl.is , and .iln the .kIioIiiiii lot. where t;e, ecavniiii5 was being done, are owned by John Hrosnan The wall had not b-. n propp. d up, but instead of toppling oxei wbe, tlm earth gne w.i tho wlci" side s,i down Into the rvaia lloi. In ,i solid ma.ss. and with t'ie c iciuoii of j fM brick- whlh foil va tho ,i lom.ilnol inlin-t at the bc-llom of the ditch. SAX FRANCISCO. Cal., .Mar 14. y -A private dispatch Teceived here ' today carried a report that General ' i Huerta was headed for the west j i toast of Mexico. The message in- 1 dicated that Admiral Howard's Pa-' has been notified of the dictator's reported movement. The report said Huerta intended to board the gunboat Guerrera, ' which left .Manzauillo c-n route to: Snlina Cruz. it Admiral Howard has been notified "of Huerta's reported flight he had not ' notified the Navy Department eany this afternoon. Ills daily west coast report contained no such information, and officials were inclined to doubt the story. E Miss Johnson, Missionary, to Tell of Her Experiences Tonight. No one in Washington toda is more Keenl interested in the announcement that Vittoriano Huerta, the Mexican d.ctator, will make his last stand at 1'ueblafi on the railway line between . Vera Crus and Mexico City, than Miss Katherln Johnson, the twenty-one-1 ear-old niissionarj. who has Just re-j turned from the city to which Huerta is said to be contemplittlm; Might. ' Mli-i Julin.-on 1" ft I'uebla last week I 'aJe r wa tu Verl Cruz- ani1 ar-! n-leV ,lls')yCSt;hrelayweC,rlnt. i.ebla In Ui-tober. 191S. from Washing- ton, uliore she was engaged In social nettlenint work at the Hot-eddle MIs- slon. lo bcioino a teacher and mission arj mult! the ftu.ipicrs f the Woman's .Methodist Kpiscopal Church Miss JohnM'ii will speak of her ex- perlenc.i in uebla at the Foundry JI I: ChunMi Slxtcentli and P streets northwest, tonight Huerta Ienores Demands c, . ,, ... . . . I hnr iVnrrt Ahnnt Jnrw-c I HER I luiato I'aihs luti reniaim l toia'was di-c-usscd at "lie of the UeepcM piru-s In the long 1, .. nf inlitn. iiioil-iiia in ln lo. -.. f, w. iii..... .... ... ..,..,.v. . Ic-fplte demands upon lic-tator Huerta ' ' itul t;onoral .Ma.is tor 'inormaiion le igariiing the oung orlcrly v. ho disnp I poared into the Mexican linos, no "xord ' was forthcoming Socretarj Cirrision planned to taml pat tor a brief time lonsor If. however, no dellnito Informfatlon results from .lis inquiries, he was prepared tcday to take mure drastic steps t 'ore. the Meilinns to report ri'sarding I'.irks alleged torture and exocuuon Germany Denies Story Of Haitian Finance Plan BI'.KI.IN M II Oonml ti-at a cl.-r-1 stlU uinnln lh,r l,ope" l lhC ool,st miin tin.in.ial -svinlicato. back.-d bx the tutionalists. Officials here believe that government has offered to tlnnm-e tho the captmc of the important seaport Haitian government, was authorised bv the fierman toreign office toduy The denial was made as n rosn't i f reports th't Oorninn would roc -ive i o.iling atlloti and other concessions in leturn. FATE OF PARKS STILL A MYSTERY. NO WORD FROM SILLIMAN TODAY State Department Admits That Unless Vice Consul Is Released More Strenuous Action Will Be Taken By American Officials to Free Him Wires to Sal tillo Down. John R. Silliman, American vice consul at Saltillo, was still missing today as far as the State Department knew. Officials there admitted that lack of news regard ing him may be a source of possible trouble in the near future. None of the embassies interested in his case reported anything regarding him today. Neither did the State De partment have direct cable advices from Mexico. Counselor Lansing, Acting Secretary of State, said the department was awaiting fulfillment of Huerta's promise to deliver the consul from Saltillo. It was ad mitted that unless definite word of his release comes soon more strenuous action will be taken by American officials to free him. HUERTA'S REPRESENTATIVES WORRIED. The Spanish ambassador, Huerta's diplqmatic repre sentative here, was admittedly perplexed by absence of any news regarding Silliman. He said his embassy had re ceived no word of any kind, from the Mexican-capital today. The last word regarding the missing consul showed that orders had been telegraphed to Saltillo to release him. The ability to communicate between Mexico City and Sal tillo, therefore, added to the mystery today, for officials saw no reason whv further coming. The State Department was without advices today regarding the fate of Private Parks and it claimed to haye no further news regarding the Lobos Island incident, ex i cept that Secretary Brvan t r .. i i -i j oi x ? n i . ! of the United States willingness to allow the. Mexican light keeper to return to the island. The Spanish ambassador called today at the State De partment to discuss Spanish claims in Mexico. These claims arose from confiscation of Spanish cotton at Tor reon. Just what action he desired taken, neither he nor the State Department officials would discuss. MEDIATORS EXPECT NO DELAY. Although the State Department today had no Havana advices contradicting its original information that the Huerta mediation delegates planned to stay in Havana a few days, the A. B. C. mediators informed the department that there would be no delay. The' were advised that the delegates planned to leave Havana directly and reach here Saturday or Sunday. The alleged plan of Sir Edward Grey, of England, to prevent further bloodshed in Mexico had not reached the department officially up to noon today. H M M 1 l fl J t fl 1 P Hl tl iltl Ji rJL if' V JL VVt'l'OP J Jjy fy III L Arms to The nueition of peinuttins the con- . . . 1 , siuiiuonaimi io niuu-. -i.ua u.. .,.- munition through the port of Tamplco lengthy conference I1 - CC White Mouse todav between 1'resident Wilson and cnalrman atone of the Senate Committee on Torelgn Itclattons l-'ormal noti.e that the rebels were planning to receive large consignments of arms and ammunition at tho oil port from Havana, Cuba, is understood to have been received at the State De partment this morning It is believed, despite protests winch Huerta is expected to make, the Ad ministration will permit these impor tations President Wilson and his advisers arc marks the beginning of the final stage of the rebel campaign They expect to see the constitutionalists concentrated about the Mexican capital befor many word should not be forth had officially notified Huerta End Strife weeks. The downfall of Huerta. .ong desired bv the Washington Goverr mont. ii believed to be tmminci! -Vevertheless, the rebels have made t Plain that, without additional munition of war. they cannot proceed vlgorousl' Situation Changed. The capture of Tampico by 'lie con stitutionallsts has completely ch-uiged the situation. Although anticipated for weeks, it has brought the United States face to face with the question of thro Ing its support frankly to the aid of Carranza nnd Villa, or of trusting to thi uncertainties of mediation to bring an end to the Huerta regime. Moreover, the fall of the seaport i emphasized to the mediators the fac that they are attempting to compos? the difficulties of Mexico without coi suiting representatives of tho one force which now dominates the Mexican sit uation, namely the constitutionalists With Tamplco in the hands ot" tli rebels. Hverta is more than ever bot tied up in Mexico City. Vera Ciuz J held by the United States Tuxpam.