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flFTERHDOH ; H Edition LARGEST SWORN CIRCULATION IN NORTHERN INDIANA UTHBENBN THE WEATHER. For Indiana and Lower Michigan. Gene-ally fair !nisht and Wednesday. A AVERAGE DAILY NEWS-TIMES CIRCULATION FOR APRIL WAS 16,889. READ TBE WAHTS VOL. XXXI., NO. 146.. SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, TUESDAY, MAY 19, 1914. PRICE TWO CENTS DECLARE HUERTA HAS SUMMONED Where Peace For Mexico Will. Be Discussed MELLEN PROUD TO BE KNOWN AS DE LA BARRA TO TAKE C MORGAN'S , HE TELLS PROBERS OF TRE FRANCHISE SLUSH EON '4 WS-TIMES. HIS SUCCESSOR li MEXICAN CAPITAL Newspapers in Vera Cruz Make Announcement on "Reliable Advices from Mexico City" Bodyguard Mutiny. SECOND MINISTER QUITS; EXPECTS. "CRASH" SOON Senor Jose Sozano Leaves Portfolio of Public Works Peace Envoys Stubbornly Silent on Instructions. BFLLFT1N. VERA CRFZ. May 19. All hop that Private aniuH Parks, the Amer ican soldier who wandered into the Mexican federal lincse. had escaped death was destroyed today. The two horses which Parks had with him when he disappeared were returned to the American forces without ex planation as to Parks. The horses belong to Lieut. Col. Klmore F. Tag tart of the L'Sth infantry. They were h-nt by train from the federal head quarters at S'oledad. YFRA CRl'Z, May P.. Mexican newspapers in Vera Cruz announced today that Francisco de la Barra had been summoned by Pres. Huerta from France to become his successor. They state that the announcement is based on "reliable advices from Mexico City." De la Parra has served as pro islonal president of Mexico and has held high positions in official and dip lomatic corps. That the coil.- are tightening around Huerta was learned from two sources today. Dr. Aureliano Crritla. Huerta's former minister of the interior, said that he expected a "great crash" in the capital within eight days and bcal papers received advices stating that Huerta's persona! bodyguard had mutinied. The members of the bodyguard werj Known as the national palace lancers. The organization was effected a year ago. The lancers refused to go north to light the rebels and were either arrested or trok to tlight. Senor Marques, a Spaniard, who drilled them, escaped from the cap Hal on a train, wearing the garb of a peon. Tears Crah in Kiglit Dajs. "1 believe that eight days will not pass beforo terrible things are wit nosed in the capital." said Dr. Frrutia. "If Huerta and those attaining power with him will retire the nation will be saved." MLXICO CITY, May 1?. Official announcement was made today of the resignations of Jose Maria Lozano. minister of communications' and pub lie works and Conaro F. McGregor, chief clerk of the foreign ministry. No explanation of either resignation has been made and thus for no sue 1 cssiir of Iwozano or McGregor has It m appointed. Ser.or Lozano is the second member et" Pres. Huerta's cabinet to resign of iice since the crisis between Mexico and toe Cnited States became acute. Portillo y Itojas. minister of foreign t elation.15, recently gave up his post. The war office today announced that federal troop. had defeated the rebels at Silao on the Tampico and San Luis Potsi railroad and that the govern ment bad secured sufficient oil to run trains carrying troops on the Vera ( 'ruz and Pacific lines. The 'hurubus Journal states that it: case of an attack on the capital by rebels all Spaniards will help to de fen, 1 the capital because of the treat ment accorded their countrymen by i Jen. Villa at Torrt on. Belioxe t.reat I ight i On. Jl'ARCZ. Mt-x . May 1 'A. More than In.ooo Mexican soldiers are believed to be engaged in a death grapple about Saltilb that wilt determine the fate of Vi.toriano Ilurta. The censorship wms clamped down tight today .over the rebel tcleprph lines unci it is thought here that tier.. Villa is follow ing the same course that he pursued at Torreon. when be refused to let press despatches through before he bad won a victory. Among the constitutionalist othcers here the opinion is openly expressed that Villa lias hurled his 2i'.c.o, sol diers a gat n st the lC.Ul'O federals de fending Saltillo. but they are wholly in the dark ns to the result. Cinovs Arc Silent. N'KW YORK. May I'J. K;na tu aal nffairs of Mexic were discussed at length today by Kmilio Uabassa. one of the Huerta peace envoys, and 11. N. Prown. president of the Mexican Na tional railway system. Mr. Prown re f ;ed to discuss the conference say ln;r: "All that should be made public has already appeared in the news- p.ipers." P.trller Mr. Prown had met and talked with Luis Llguero. another of th- delegates, who is a member of the boar.', tf directors of the National rail- a s. The three delegates and their en buiag. will leave for Niagara 1'alls er the New York iVntral at 6 o. !- k this evening. Senor Kabasa receded r.ewspaper men In his apart ti :.t at the Hotel Aster but was not dispose. to give out any information. In reply to persistent questioning h- t.ti.illv s.iid: "V.'e 1; ive received nothing orli. ial from Hen. Huerta since we left Mex ico 'it. A to any communications which hae pac-ej betwet-n us I can r.otliir.g. b ;t ! will say that he bas gi-n i:s no farther instructions since 'A e left !b.e Mexican -apital. "We haw rtain coi':d:tions linl" i.k(,ii tjpon us and b.ae instructions to carry out cannot s. .f erene ce but we , bat the- are. Ab.-ut all ivn vav as thi- tim to oil e t?:- bore th it th'' -n?'ereiif e will I.m rucccssful and that peace will soon be established in our native land." Senor Kabasa denied reports that the delegates would not return to Mxico 'ity !Ut would -o to Europe. "None of us ate poing t Pnrope." said he. "So fr as I know we arM all proirig back home." Pom plications Tlire-aten. Vi:ilA PfCPZ. May Pb Serious in ternational consequences ate threat ened at Tamoleo b.v the "war levy" demands of the constitutionalists. Angel Trabafo. Spanish vice -on-sul at Tampico, is a prisoner in the rebel ranks because he refused to give up $."CO.tMMi of bis personal fortune to den. Corr.ale and don. Caballero, leaders of the constitutionalist forces that defeated On. Zaragoza and cap tured the city. The ordering of a second Spanish battleship into Mexican waters to join the Carlos V. which is now at this port, is believed to be the result of the arrest of the Spanish diplomatic otMolal at Tampico. The Carlos V. is lying in this har bor expecting orders at any minute to go to Tampico to secure the release of Senor Trabago. Manuel Payon, Spanish consul at Y-ra Pruz is In communication with his home government and with the constitutionalists at Vera Cruz trying to effect the release of Senor Trabago without resorting to aggressive meas ure. Rebels Deride Humor. WASHINGTON, May 1 9. Diplomats in Washington today turned their at tention to the oonsluPonallsts as a menace to mediation. They see in the unyielding attitude of the follow ers of Carranza, toward suggestions of compromise in the Mexican troubles a serious obstacle to the efforts of the South American and United States representatives to restore peace In the southern republic. Humors that Oen. Huerta would resign were derided by constitutional ist representative here. They say that the elimination of Huerta alone would not tie sufficient and that his whole party the Cientificoes must go. They insist that they will solve the Mexican problem themselves in a month b.v driving the Huerta govern ment from Mexico. Washington is convinced that the conditions said to have been placed on his resignation by Huerta must keep the rebels from entering any pact drawn up by the mediators. Hence the American representatives to the peace conference left for Niagara Palls today ttlth the - prospects of mediation hanging y a thread. FORMER MINISTER OF HUERTA FLEES TO ESCAPE DEATH IIY CIIAHLFaS MICHKLSOX St.afT OorreiMMuIent. VERA CRUZ. May 1?. Dr. Aurel- iano Urmtia. ex-minister of the in terior in the cabinet of Pres. Huerta, Meg to the German liner Ypiranga to day under guard of American soldiers to escape assassination at the. hands of Mexicans who hold him responsible for the murder of relatives or friends at the. capital. Prrutia cam here from Mexico City to escape execution by Huerta, who has turned against him. ami yesterday afternoon was mobbed by Mexicans who shrieked for his death." Gen. Punston decided that the situa tion was becoming too serious to per mit Prrutia's remaining ashore and ordered him taken under gurd to the Ypiranga. the ship whose arrival here with a cargo of ammunition caused the seizure of Vera Cruz. It was no idle fear that sent Pr rutla to a refuge under the German tlag. He undoubtedly would have been assassinated if there had been a moment's relaxation in the military precatitions that Gen. Punston tool; as soon as he learned that the exLmin- ister had arrived. The town contains manv men who blame the suigeon polltloian for the deaths of brothers and fathers in Mexico Clt.v. Prrutia realized the danger and ac cepted the military guard sent to the Hotel Diligencia gratefully. "I know 1 am blamed for all of Huerta's evil ideas." he said. "Put I was not responsible for them." A guar has been stationed at the gangway of the Ypiranga and before Prrutia's stateroom to prevent an at tempt being made on his life. Gen. Punston today ordered all Americans here to register with the American consul. Deportation is the alternative. The American command er intends to list all Americans now in Mexico. They are given until 10 a. m. tomorrow to comply with the order, failure to do so will rfsnlt in their being sent out of the country on the first available steamer. Refugees ar riving here in the future must register within 12 hours. MILITIA COURT MARTIAL IS DRAWING TO CLOSE Strike Loader- Dei-Ian lnKt'elinu a Whiter ali Sinclair Keplie- to ioernor. DKNVHK. Col.. Mav 1 The court martial of Maj. Hamrock and members of the state militia on eharges growing out of the burning of the Dudlow.tent colony was expected to ehe td.y. Only a few witnesses remained t . be examined. Strike leaders deflate the whole proceedings onlv a whitewash" de.-pite the fact that Capt" Edward Carson, oi the mi- The r'lifton hou on the Canadian side at Niagara Falls, where South American mediators meet to de cide whether it is to he war or peace between the United States and Mexico. Pending Huerta's reply to in- tjutry into the death of Samuel Parks. P. S. trooper, the conference set il May JO. Manufacturers and Jobbers Will Meet Wednesday Even ing to Discuss Action Against Proposed Car Spot ting Charges. Manufacturers and shippers of South Hend are confronted with an additional cost of operating of from a few hundred to many thousands of dollars each, and in the aggregate over a half million dollars annually, in freight charges if the interstate commerce commission allows the tar iffs now being filed to go into effect making a definite charge of perhaps $2 for each for spotting cars. To consider definite plans for op posing this freight increase a meeting has been called by the manufacturers and jobbers' bureau of the Chamber of Commerce for Wednesday night at S o'clock in the auditorium on second tloor of the J. M. S. building. "The proposition is such in this car spotting case that it is necessary for each individual industry or shipper to make up i own protest." explain ed Secretary "Paulding of the cham ber. "This should contain an anal ysis of his plant or warehouse loca tion and a brief of facts and conclu sions to be Hied with the commission. It will bo far less expensive for all shippers to join in this movement and at the same time more effective to have this city as a whole repre sented before the commission and it is hoped that a definite plan to handle the matter can he worked out hy those who attend this meeting. Ship pers who do not protest this rate are almost sure to be saddled with a per manent burden in this charge for spotting; service, which it has been held by some interests does not nrop- crlv come within the province of the commission." To Consider Hurcaii. The Wednesday night meeting will not be confined, to the discussion of the car spotting question but will al so consider the proposition to at once establish a freight tratfic bureau convention next month and the feasi bility of arranging for a permanent exhibition of manufactured products of the South Rend district in a cen tral location in the down town dis ti let. "Some of our manufacturers are particularly interested in the exten sion of their foreign trade, more es pecially in South America, and the plan to invite John T. Panfestey of Chicago, who recently investigated condition in South America for the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, to address our manufacturers at an early date will also be dis cussed." said Mr. Spaulding. It is al so understood that Secretary Itedfield of the department of commerce is ready to come here and discuss the same subject at some convenient time. "It have is hoped that the meeting will a full attendance Wednesday night as the combined strengtli of the shippers and jobbers of this district is sufhclent to command respect and assure just treatment in all matters relating to shipping." litia. admitted on the stand that men under his command looted the coV.my while it was on tire. Upton Sinclair, a New York social ist, today replied to Gov. K. M. Am nions who branded the novelist as -i falsifier and a meddler, because of th? telegram Sinclair sent to the pres -dent Saturday. - Sinclair in a message sent early to day to Pres. Wilson, charged that Gov. Amnions was endeavoring to deceive the president and the public in regard to the Colorado situation. The message follows: "In an inter view tonight Gov. Ammons brands me as a prevaricator for my state ment to you that a commission of me diation was not provided. He now admits that the word 'mediation' does not appear, but insists that the phrase to assist in settling the srike' is eiiuiv alen. "I hae reread the resolution and :imrwlment. No such phrase occurs. 1 urgently request you to get the full text of this resolution and realize what it mean? that the governor of this state is wilfully and deliberately en deavoring to deceive you and the p.jb lic in this crisis." The telegram which was sent by Sinclair Saturday was authorized by Jud?e Ren U. I.indsey and other noted Der er citizens at a meeting here, but the governor only criticised the novelist. LOCAL SHIPPERS TO UNITE AGAINST RATE INCREASE A . . - ,f . . y', " FUMES FROM BURNING CHEMICALS OVERCOME FIFTY FIRE FIGHTERS XI-: W YORK. May 19. Fifty fire fighters, among them Chief Kenlon, were made unconscious by fumes while battling with a blaze in the building covering a block on Green wich St.. between Desbrosses and Watt sts. today. Twenty were so badly overcome that they were taken back to their quarters and Chief Kenlon fell unconscious three times but would not leave the scene. The lire was discovered about mid night but it was not until six hours later that it was under control. The chemicals, which caused all the troul.de. were stored in the upper floors which were occupied by the Atlantic Can company. The ground floor was occupied by the Uarnard Greenwood company, dealers in gas pipe and plumbers fittings. So dense did the fumes become that the firemen could not approach the building .and had to tight the fire at long range. Iron carboys, containing muriatic and hydrochloric acid, burst like Gat ling guns. Firemen estimated that 4.000,000' gallons of water were poured upon the fire and the damage was estimated at $200.'00. TESTIFY: DEFEISE NHV YOKK. May 19. Atty. Martin T. Manton. chief counsel for the de- dense, announced today that ex-Lieut. Charles liecker would not take the witness stand in his socond trial for the murder of Herman Rosenthal. This decision is said to have been reached over the protest of Becker and his wife. After making this announcement to day Atty. Manton moved to dismiss the indictment atrainst his client on the ground that no evidence corrob atorv of the stories told bv "Bald Jack" Itose, "Hridgie" Webber and Harry Yallon had been presented hy the state. Justice Seabury denied the motion. Manton then made his opening ad dress to the jury, in which he asserted that the evidence presented by the state had not weight enough to con vict Pecker. "Cnder our system of jurisprudence it is necessary for the state to offer positive proof of the guilt of the de fendant." said Mr. Manton. "I believe that the evidence so far has not been suttieient to establish the guilt of the defendant. Charles Becker. "We will admit that Hose was an intimate friend of Becker, that he was a stool pigeon and that Becker used him for that purpose, and gave him money with which to collect evidence against gambling houses. MunlertMl in (iamlriers light. "Rosenthal was murdered in a gamblers light. We will show it was planned and carried out by Rose and that Becker had nothing to do with the murder." According to Manton Rose then went to the' home of "Defty Douie" Rosenberg in the Bronx and repre sented that Becker wanted the use of gunmen to "croak" a man. "Rose was double-crossing these men as he has crossed every one since the day of his birth." declared the attorney for the defense. Manton said that Becker would be able to prove an alibi on the night of the murder. Jacob A. Reich, alias "Jack Sulli van, king of the newsboys", was the first witness called for the defense, lie gave practically the same testi mony he gave at Becker's Hrst trial. Snllivaji said he w ;us with Becker on the night Rosenthal was killed, and gave an account of their whereabouts. NEWS-TIMES WILL SHOW THE RETURNS Klectiorr returns will be shown at The News-Times office tonight as fast as they are received. An announcer and the bulletins will be used ami the public is invited to watch how their selections rre coming out. Arrangements ha e been com puted b Th- News-Times to rush the return.- to tills office s fast as the are compiled at the various voting places in South Bend. Mish awaka and about through the county. The Wednesday morning's News-Times will carry as acc urate total of the vot nn it vill be pos sible to cet. BECKER W T for Mav IS has been nostnoned im- I0TE ROWS LIGHT in IN THE LEAD Probably Less Than 3,000; Votes Will Be Cast in City j Takes Time to Manipulate; Machines. The battle of the ballots as it raed In South Bend up to noon more nearly resembled a South American revolu tion with only a few on a side, than a good healthy election, even of the primary variety, S4 vote. being the largest number cast in any one pre cinct. That precinct was the first of the first ward. Democrats, naturally, considering the number of spirited contests, were far in the lead, with re publicans, second, and the progressives third. The contests over superior court judge, which has grown bitter in spots and over prosecuting attorney, is counted responsible for the republican yote exceeding that of the progres sives, and at that the lead is not great. 1 It is probable that the total vote will not exceed 2.S00 for the day an average of 100 to the precinct. A visit to all the polling places, starting at 9::;o and ending at 12:':0, found the vote registered as follows: Stutimaty of Momln? Vole. First ward:" 1st precinct, 1 2 : : 0 p. m., o7; 2nd precinct, U:o5 a. m., IT; Srd precinct, 12:20 p. m.. SU; 4th precinct, '.:4o a. m., -0; fifth precinct, i : 5 0 a. m., 19. Second ward: 1st precinct, 1-J a. in., 10; 2nd precinct, 10:10 a. m., 'lb; :ird precinct, 10:20 a. m., 19; 4th precinct, 10:2i a. m., 21. Third ward: 1st precinct, 12:10 a. m.. S4; 2nd precinct, 10:40 a. m.. 2b; rd precinct, 10:45 a, m., 15. Fourth ward: 1 in., o'o democrats, 19 republicans, four progressives; 2nd precinct, 11:50 a. m., nine democrats, trr. ee progressives, two republicans; :ird precinct, 11:40 a. m., 55; 4th pre cinct, 11:25 a. m., 10 progressives, eight democrats, one republican. Filth ward: 1st precinct, 11:55 a. m., 6:'.; 2nd precinct, 10:41 a. m., 23; "Jrd precinct, 11:45 a. m., 19. Sixth ward: 1st precinct, 10:20 a. m., 25; 2nd precinct, 10:30 3rd precinct, 10:15 a. m., precinct, 10:35 a. m., 19. Seventh ward: le:40 at cinct, 29; 2n precinct, 10 a. m. 13; 4th lFt pre 4 7 a. m.. 24; :jrd precinct, 10:55 a m.. 20; 4th precinct, 11 a. m., 19; 5th precinct, 11:15 a. m., 13. Takes Ixts or Time. In MLshawaka the vote was report ed at noon as running about the same as in South Bend. The voting, how ever, has passed off everywhere with out much controversy, and so far as reported, the machines have been doing their work in good shape for those who understand them. But democrats especially, due to the number of candidates, seemed as a rule to be taking a lot of time, some times as high as rie minutes, while even republicans and progressives were throughout the . day nesrliprent about keeping inside the one-minute limit. Pulling down a lever over each name, with two row.s of levers, and print none too heavy, 'so as to almost require spectacles for the best of eyes, made the voting flow. By order of Chief Kerr the saloons are reported to have been closely watched throughout the day. With the polls remaining open until 8 o'clock; two hours after closing of tho shops, manufacturers, in most cases, are said to be regarding- that as sufficient time for their men to vote, and that the four hours allowed by law is reported to have teen slimly regarded. Accordingly the late aft ernoon vot may be surprisingly large, and swell the figures for the remainder of the day quite out of proportion. Returns will begin to come in from the country about 7 o'clock, and from South Bend and Mishawaka about S:?,0. The results will nrnhaM,. - - - vuoi ( J i known by 10:20. IIYfilKM-: HCRKAr. WASHINGTON. Ma.v IS. A bill to establish a bureau of mental hygiene and a bureau of rural sanitation in the public health service was Monday in troduced by Chairman Adamson of the house interstate commerce com mittee. OKLAHOMA CITY. Okla.. May 19. The committee on episcopacy of the quadrennial general conference of the South Methodist church, today reeommended the superannuation of Bishop A. W. Wilson of Baltimore, who is 5i years old. The eommittee also reported ftgninM the creation of any mre bishops at this conference. m i Payments on "Due . Bills" Given to Obtain Changes and Additional Privileges Always Made In Cash to Avoid Written Records Savs Former New Haven President. BELIEVE GOTHAM POLITICIANS GOT MORE THAN A MILLION WASHINGTON. May 1?. J. Pierpont Morgan was the dominant power in the finances of the New York. New Haven and Hartford railroad. Charles i. Mellen was selected f.r president of the nystem by the late financier and served him without question, proud to be known as "Morgan's man". These facts were developed today when Mellen again appeared as a witness at the interstate commerce commission's investigation into the fin ances of the New Haven railroad. Testifying as to the "slush fund" of $ 1 . J ". 0 00 used in connection with the Westchester railroad. Mellen declared that payments on "due bills" were always in cash so there might be no written records. Most or all of this money is believed to have gone to prominent piliticians in New York city. "How long were you president of the Northern Pacific?" was the first question asked by Joseph W. Folk, chief counsel for the commission. "Six years." answered Mr. Mellen. "To whom did you owe your elec tion to that otlice?" "To Mr. Morgan. He selected me," .Mellen replied. "State how vou came to be president of the New Haven." added Folk. Mr. Morgan told me he was going to make me the head of the New Haven and 1 assented. That was all." "Were you Morgan's man while at the head of the New Haven?" "The newspapers called me his of fice boy." "Were you proud of being Mr. 'Mor gan's man in this post?" "I was. I was proud of having his confidence." "Who dominated the board of di rectors of the New Haven?" "They voted pretty much as Mr. Morgan did. We all considered that Mr. Morgan was a man of exceptional experience and capacity. We looked up to him and respected him. There were other strong men on the board besides Mr. Morgan, but I can recall no case in which he did not have his way." Committee Controlled. "How were the affairs of the New Haven handled?" "Principally through a finance com mittee consisting of Morgan, William Rockefeller. Mr. Booker and Mr. Ledger." Folk then switched to the West chester deal and went briefly over the testimony adduced at Mellen's hearing last week. "How manv due bills did you Issue?" "To the extent of from $215,000 to $220,000. as near as I can remember." "Yes. but how many due bills?" "Two dozen, perhaps." "Now, after the franchise of the Westchester had been amended in ac cordance with your desires, these due bills were presented for payment by persons unknown to you, were they not?" ' "Yes. except that I knew from whom most of them came. I knew, for in stance, that a large number came, or throuirh Mr. Ryrnes. The due bills were not all. There was also the matter of stock transfers. 1 had given due bills or made agreements providing for the giving of six thous and shares of New Haven stock for 18,000 shares of Westchester." Preferred to Pay Cash. FEARS BLOODSHED IF TROOPS BE WITHDRAWN JuiL'e Lindsey Says Slaughter of Women at Ludlow Surpasses Any thing in Uncivilized Warfare. CHICAGO. May 19. "If federal troon are withdrawn from Colorado at this time their departure will be followed by terrific bloodshed. de clared Ben B. Lindsey, judge of the Denver juvenile court, who arrived here today at the head of a party of Colorado women bound for Washing ton to personally relate to Pres. Wil son the details of the outrages per petrated during the coal mine war in that state. "The slaughter of women in deli cate condition and the riddling with bulletr and burning of children sur passes anything ever committed in uncivilized warfare," the judre adder!. "We are not representing any faction, but are making the journey to Pres. Wilson in response to a general de mand from the best people of the state. The feeling Is very bitter on both sides and should be permitted to quiet down before the troops are withdrawn." One of the members of the party is Mrs. Pearl Jolly, "the heroine of Lud low." She spent the entire day of the battle between the lines of the miners and militia, ministering to tho wounded on both side- and under Mro for hours. Will Tell Actual Sight. Judge Lindsey said that the report to the president would be based on what the women members of the party had actually seen. "We shall tell the president of the blowing off of a bo "s head just as his father reached the lad. who had been previously wounded." Judye Lindsey said. "Mrs. Jolly s:tv chil dren three years old that had be-n shot to pieces. A mother in a deli cate condition who should have been in a hospital with nurs and dor tors about her. lay on the ground and was shot and then burned to death. These pictures fresh in the minds of the miners, the withdrawal of j'edfral troops would he the sicr.al for an other vicious atUMjk from both sides." pay in cash or "I preferred to pay in cash. I used to be foolish enough to think that New Haven stock was valuable, and I wanted to keep it. So I preferred to ive cash w here it was acceptable. That is how I became such a large stockholder in New Haven. I made out the checks by which I paid the due bills to myself, signed them my self, and endorsed them myself. Some I made payablo to bearer." Dues 1UII Were Hunched. Mellen said tho due bills seemed to be mostly bunched in the hands of some particular person. He Indicated that he believed these due bills were, held by some person, perhaps as agent for a number of scattered due bill holders. When the time for the pay ment of dividends came around a mes senger would oome around and collect. "Inspector Byrnes seemed to hold a great many of these due bills." said Meilen. "I always paid in cash. The payment was made in such a way that there would remain no written rec ord." Asked if the New Haven board of directors knew of the proposed changes in the franchise of the New York, Westchester and Boston rail road. Mr. Mellen said: "Hww far they knew of changes to the amendments in the franchise I would be unable to say. The stock was put in my hands so that certain accomplishments should be brought to pass. I carried it through to comple tion, and rendered my report." Mellen said he might recall who presented the due bills if he heard their names. "But you gave these names vou cannot even men whosi recall sum from $10,000 upward." "I would have been glad to twin over the entire outstanding amount to any one of them in silver dollars if he requested it." He could not re- memher who tho nHssenurrs, were. "They were of a.11 manner of ap pearance some of them were over sixty; some of them hoys. It made no difference to me." One Person Collected. Mellen added that he had been under the impression that one per son was collecting the dividends on all the outstanding stock, en bloc, and was dividing it pro rata among tho holders of the stock. He said that about ;!5.00 shares af the Westches ter stock were turned over to the New England Navigation company. It no value. Testifying as to the purchase of the Portehestc line. Mr. Mellen said that at a. directors' meeting Morgan moved the appointment of a committee to undertake the acquisition and that Morgan as the mover was placed upon it. Mellen served - officio a. presi dent. William Rockefeller and George McCullough Miller were the other members. Gov. Folk then read the list of di rectors present at the meeting which included Mellen. Rockefeller. Miller, Brush. Milner. Taft and others. Mel len said the proposal was to take over the Harlem River line which wys competing with the New Haven and j that at the end of fourteen month th committee re'.orten that it had spent $ 1 1 o.o'h? in accomplishing is pur pose. "!Md you know that such money was bing spent during this time?" "Yes. I deposited the money in ac count No. :." Then followed a series f questions and answers revealing the sharp clash whi' h came between Mellen am! Mor gan over the manner in whi-h the? monev was expended. Morgan dom inated. Admits Cow aril ire. Folk then handed Meilen a cony f the finance committee. report. Meihn if ad soir lnr'e unite miz-d item, jaying. "I ought to have known more about this and this. I was entitb-d to know ar.d I fell that I owu'ht to know. But I didn't learn anything. Mr. Morgan told me nothiii-:." Mellen said there was no objection to the report. Asked why he riidn t object, he said: "I'll admit eowardb e. I did not press Mr. Morgan for in formation because i thought I wps wrong. I'm willing to say I was a coward." Folk then switched to an attempt to discover the trail .f the Tammaay ti-rer in tile Westchester deal. Mei!-.i stated that he knrw th.tt " ,t... ri treat len-jeTi on Fourt rit ii st." w ;o interested in the deal but did not kie-w how Tammany e,ot bold of its vi(. "I suppose a lot .f things about tn. matter." concluded Mellen. "but I don't know any of them for c . rt.iii. Mr. Mellen said that he had at tempted to purge his own record -n far as all dealing- regarding the .o -quiMtion of the Portchester arid 'i chester line were concerned; tbat i;e hadn't writ vn or received any b t:- r in connection with this matt, r that bad not placer; before the tinar.'.- ' ; mittee. "I wasn't siispi. i oi-i ..f : t :..---elates; I w an .Haspi' sous t.f rt vilu." "You would either in stock then?"