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NEW SERIES, VOL. 1, NO. ?. W??kly. l?tobU??e* 18?; Dal?* Jan. 18, !'./.<.
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MORNING, MA\32, 1914.
Slackening of Tension and Better
Order In South It Is Said Rea
son For Withdrawing For ses
' (By Associated Press.)
Mexico City, May 20.-Provialonnl
President Huerta, in the course of an
interview {oday said.
"Ike Mexican peace delegates have
no inaii actions to offer my resignation
nt the conference at Niagara Falls."
The president spoke with energy,
studing errect, and emphasized his
words with a characteristic gesture.
Prior to this the acting minister for.
foreign affairs, Estese Ruiz, had de
clared that Mexican representatives
!?*Iu trCCn g.T?? "Su?p?c poners" by tile
government to deal with. everything
that may be discussed at the peace con
ference with the object of solving the
international, difficulty.
Warships Conting North.
Washington May 80--The < general
sleeking of tension in the Mexican sit?,
nation resulted today in the considera*
t lon, at the navy department ot plan?
to withdraw/a part of the fleet on the
East coast of Mexico. Acttng Secreta t y
Roosevelt said he hoped within a week
. to have four battleships, five destroy
ers and a tender on the way north.
Constitutionalists, who have occu
pied San Blas. cn the west coast ot
Mexico, have enforced' order ano. have
guaranteed protection to foreigners,
according to a report from Rear Ad
miral Howard.
"It is currently reported," said a
statement from Um dedanment. "that
Targe numbers of federals .are desert
, lng to the constitutionalists *n Tepio
*^^^^^^^aw'^ ""l?i'd rspbr
^Bp?Soyle "fa?tftyiW^ moWo7the" ?irai
. , ployes of the Tohuntepec Railroad l?rt
via the. East coast"
Admiral Howard also announced that
. the Nero arrivedat Mazatlan and the
destroyer Hull after touching at Guay
mus cleared for La Pasa..
Methods is
pertinent ol
by the De-j
; Man?
? . (By Associated Press)
Washington. May 10.-The depart-i
ment of agriculture today began noti
fying innre than 8,000 manufacturers
throughout the country that on May
1, 1915, their quarantees filed under
the pure food and-drugs regulation
weald b> stricken from the liles and
that thereafter the serial numbers
previously assigned them must not be
used on the label or package of any
food or drug f This action is in ac
cordance with the regulations adopted
recently which abolished the use of
the guarantee legend and serial num
ber on foods and drugs
In notfyipg the manufacturera ot the j
new regulations the department advia- j
es that the$ttar%ntees'should be incor
porated tn dr attached to the bill of I
sale, invoice, bill of ladlug or other j
schedule giving the n^moH and Quan
tities of th? article**.' Tba guarantee |
may be printed or. stamped oa the in
voice and if it is slgnerf In accordance !
w ith the new regulation* and refers i
ppeciflcally to the goods listed In the]
Invoice of document lt covers, lt need
rr?, contain a dstaJ'ad description or
schedule or the auleffc . - ''
Invade the Amy Caenp ead Forej
Great Brash Heep, Then F?armt
Banner "Votes for Women"
(By Associated .* /ess)
Aldershot, Engw May 20.-A great j
brush fire, declared by the authorities I
to be tbe work bf militant suffragettes,
encircled today the royal pavilion tnt
Lon Valley where LKing George, and
Queen Mary are Itt residence in the
t enter of a great anny of British I
Several battalions of infantry and ]
regiments of cavalry subdued the (ism
Ha^H^9H^HHH^HBHes' laft tba loyal I
P?T?S?? uri?.* .
front cf their carriage waving a ban
ner with words "VetaS '?or Wbmco."
General Bonham of Anderson Is j
Made One of the State Vice
Presid?ate of the Party
Special to The Intelligencer.
Columbia, May 20.-After the dirty j
political linen of Charleston had been
washed. for several hours this after
noon the credentials committee of the
state convention threw out the dele
gation headed by Mayor Grace and
seated the delegation headed by Jos.
W. : Barnwell. Mayor Grace made a
bitter attack on Mr. Barnwell. He.
however, was stopped by the commit
tee whea be became too personal.
Resuming the session tonight the!
convention elected James A. Hoyt of I
uoiumma as permanent president and I
the following vie* presidents: R. B.
Watson. Saluda; M. L. Bonham. An
derson; H H. Arnold, Spartanburg;
C. B. Spencer, York; TJ. R. Coker, Dar- j
lington and John H. Clifton, Sumter.
The rules committee was appointed
by President Hoyt, and at TB:25 o'clock
the convetton took a recesa to 11:10.'I
when the reports on primary reform '
and others matter before the conven
tion Vere received. - |!
The state democratic executive com-1
m|ttee was called- to order by John |
Gary- Evans at d: 35 o'clock in a cor
ner of the ball of the house of repre
sentatives. Christie Benet; secretary '
called the root. There were 20 mem
bers'<preaent. Organization was post
poned. After some discussion it-was
decided to adjourn and meet immedia
ately after the. adjournment of the j
State convetnkw.
Hel?? Over Tad*?.
'Hr- #:jb>* ??TISM
ventioo for thf
r'ednee- j
until 10 o'clock
?K?i? the committee on^^e'sel'uWts;1
w ; ?cL..baa In' caarge the various plans
suggested fo primary reform. Gen.
M..L. Bonham is the' Anderson mem
ber of Ute committee. I This committee
will probably adopt the Greenville
pian, as theMcM?han plan for having
registration certificates has been re--]
Jc-ctedi The gGreeavlHe plan is a very j
mod?r?t, and conservative plan which
will merely m san that the club rolls!
must be put in good order and that J
every man must vote in the precinct!
in which he lives.
The convention ls mad* np of ren
resentaUves of the flues' - ' tranship
of the state and ls said hy nc to in
the strongest of the finest tizenship
of the state and ls said by : niue to ho
tho strongest body of men ever gath
ered In Columbia since the Secession]
Columbia. May 20.-The State con
vention met at noon Wednesday with
John Gary Evans ia the chair. James
A. Hoyt of Coimadia was unanimous
ly selected temporary chairman.
Zn cal?ng thsf< roii o? the counties,
(Continued on Pago Four) \
Vie? Pr?sident Speaks te Great]
Crowd et Charlotte Celebra.
\ tfifsn' ni iiaili^isidfniiiiin
(By Associated Press.)
Charlotte. Mag Mee President
Thomas ?.%*abaii palo a tribute to
tbs Scotch-!rWbi'Md an appeal for a
new declasasjftsr of independence
p?edgihg faa** to the right, espous
ing the causera* Intellectual honesty
and the puta?a of principles to the
producUon a? ^pada furnished the
subject matter ot bis address.
Governor Seafee Craig, his staff, six
companies ot tb* North- Carolina
guard, one, Stoat*- Carolina company
and the siateawib- company coast ar
tillery f roms Wart Moultrie were pres
ent to aM?*a> Was tfiniamajes. Follow
ing an sUhattgly beautiful parade
and the cusuw?**y reading of Ute dec
larattoB. Cos HWMI ,'?Oralc introduced
the rfit\aysgia^nt.
Referring te bia admiration for tba
Bcotch-Irish strain. Mr. Marshall said:.
"I nave had the pleasure this morn
ing, for. Ute first time la my lifo, of
grasping by tbs. band inc woman
Whom Stonewall Jackson believed to
be tba fairest woman, beneath the sun.
Do you think, aa 1 looked into ber
eyes, that it na? possible for me to
believe that Stonewall Jackson- was
cither dbjlQ.vai or a traitor? .7, think of
course, aa, a.-, Jiorjhern man. that be
iak Qui. iWi
J Mauy?wasa was a?nonast man snd" j
more lira* thai, an -tad Ute courage
ot bl? cfwitftSbjae." j
Huerta Army Routed and Captar*
ed and Supply Trains Fall Into
Hands of the Rebel?
(By Associated Press)
Juarez, May.-Two federal generals,
Miguel Alvarez and Ignacio Munez, (
were killed in ; the battle or Pared?n
and two other generals and many for
mer federal officers were executed by
the constitutionalists after the battle
of Pared?n according to a copy of an
official telegram from General Villa to j
General Carranca received bere today.
The official report says:
"lt ts known that Generals Miguel |
Alvarez and Isrnncln M'J?OT fell
the combat. General Osorno and a
good number of federal officials were
Regarding the fight at Zar ego ta the
report says in part: #
"There was captured also a general
and thirty two officials who composea
bis staff. All were executed immediate
ly." . ; *
Battle Waa Ktnbborn.
Estaci?n Atareos, Mexico, May 19.
Vta El Paso, May 20.-General Fran
cisco Villa, leading 4,000 constitution
alists troops, won the first important!
engagement of the Saltillo campaign I
May 17 when at Pared?n, he detested i
4.500 federals retreating from Mon
The federal troops were decisively,
beaten. Not only did General Villa ad- I
minister a defeat, but he thus prevent
ed the arrival of reinforcements at
.Saltillo whloh would have added, ma
terially to the defonalve fore? of*%hs*]
objective point of the cnwpnlgn'..'-*JHH
also captured supplies, which would
casualties Wr^j
?STOUM?TOS, THC' consti
tutionalists captured 900 prisoners,'
nine pieces of artillery. 1.000.000
rounds of small arms- ammunition, a
large quantity or artillery ammunition
und a lar?? supple of provisions. In ad
dition to five troop trains which cur
ried the iiuerta soldiers
vV?te federal garrison of Mon Clova!
?bering 4,500 had evacuated that
n May 15 on Ave troop trains on
approach or General Francisco
Murgula constitutionalists commander
at Piedras Negras, who was advancing !
from the south to attack. .
Warned by murgula and by bis]
scouts that the fed?rala, under Gener
als Charles Alvares, Guardlola and
Munoz were attempting to consolidate
their forces with the Saltillo garrison.
General Villa prepared to receive
them at Pared?n, dividing hts forces
into three col urns, the center one ot
which he led in person.
As the first two troop trains, at
10:45 a. nv May 17. steamed Into the
trap prepared for them. Villa swung
forward hi* three columns simultane
ously. The constitutionalist attack was
brilliantly executed, iw f?rty minut
es the federals' not dead, wounded or- j
prisoners, were scattered in dight,]
leaving their ammunition and provis
ions behind
The cavalry dismounted and acting
as infantry swept the federals with
their fire. As the federals swarmed
opt ot tbs cars and took np positions
In open order along the railroad track
they were met by a withering volley.
For a time they faced the ballets stub-,
boraly and sent back an effective fire,
but the man under Villa and-his bri
gade commanders, Haclovlo Terrara.
Trinidad Fodringuez, and Percha,]
were not to be denied
The constitutionalist advance never 1
faltered andes their lines dashed for-j
ward from three sides under Ville'*
personal encouragement abd" that of
tbs brigade commanders, sit of whom
distinguished themselves, the federals I
broke and ran.
No On Saw Hie Shooting, Bet It j
Is Said That Dead Soldier On
foxes Border Mentally Off
(By Associated Press!
' Brownsville, Tex.. May 20.--Cap
tain lllchard P. Winslow of the nine
ty first coast artillery corps. , died ?
hero early today from the effects of|
a shot from an army pistol. The bul
let entered the right side of the head:
and passed through the brain .after
which Winslow lived twenty-ftv? min
utes. Aa army physician said that he ,
I wa?, m entail v deranmui.
Mn nnA ?ra? ?MU*A? WMM ?Kn .4tAt I
wai* fired. Capt, Winslow came to
Brownsville from Fort Morgan, Als.,
in the recent troop movement.
Practically Says That He WOl|
Make Fight For L?? for Pro
gretsivcs Th? Year
-i. .
(By Associated Vre-*.)
Oyster Boy, May 20.-Ttoe Wilson
administration's attitude ?n the con- j
troveray with Colombia over the
panama Canal r/as "criticised today
Ly Theodore Rooser&u, He object
ed strongly to the payment of what
he termed "blackmail" to Colombia
and characterized this t ction as "un
Colonel Roosevelt Stressed hlm
selt aa strongly opposed to the repeal
of thc law for the'exemption o? Am
erican coastwise shlp?^lrom the pay
m ii ot ran&na cane? lolls: He said
he though?, it perfectly >lgbt to arbi
trate ,;ne question; if the rights of
the country lo grant, exemption were
questioned. -HS?i*"''
Colonel Roosevelt, ?expressed him
testimony in ?. Washington yesterday \
of Charles S. Mellen. ? He said that!
when Mr. Mellen went to him to dis
cus* the merging oi-th- Ssw naven
with tho Boston aaa ; Maine he told
him that so far ej?-he-was . concern
ed he would have no objection provid
ed the merger came within the law.
When he goes to Washington next
week Colonel Roosevelt .said, he would
be ready to refute all expreaslons of
doubt as to hts dlscoTwy of a great
river in tho wilds of South America.
"Tbe river ls. still Chere,'' said thc
Colonel with a laugh, "lt wasn't like
climbing an unexphjr^d mountain or
going to North Poi h expedi
tions leave no trac- ; are there!
-, Thc colonel exp! b? made'
the trip tn South i^^^B??SkLyj?atnntr
ed ;to~ do sometbtBR Wm>J\;. he s*ld.
? "PM\ ?h??rc !
arter all," be coXtmm\\\\WS?LthW tron
icp isn't la lt with
Tho colonel protected that he reit
ar well as ?rev.
"That te.* be said. "I um going to
be aa well as 1 ever was."
Te Cater PoUties Ayala.
Colonel Rooaeve??'8 activities today
removed al idoubts whether be would
take an active part tn thia year's carp*
paige. It is known that he expects
to make one ot the most arduous ftints
of - his- career. No definite plans have
been formed bot. it is probable that In
September he will make a trip across
the continent, speaking in most of the
states. .
On May 80, Colonel Roosevelt viii
sail for Spain, for the wedding of bis
son Kermit. In the intervening per
riod he win attempt to start into mo
tion the machinery for the campaign.
On his return about July 1, he will
begin the caunaign proper.
One day of the quietude and bracing
air of Sagamore HUI wrought a great
change (n Colonel Roosevelt's man
ner and appearance. Tonight he was
full of vigor and walked with a full
free swing.
' Tomorrow mornSag Colonel Roose
velt wtl lgo to New York., The really
important thing he hes to do he ex
plained, ls to. get new clothes for his
son's wedding.
Seneca Paper Snya Th?t Express
Co. Has Hushed Up on ftestor
m]} . \ ration of Money
W%; ? (By Associated Press.)
Seneca, May 20.-Thc following in
teresting announcement appeared on
Wednesday afternoon In Farra and
Factory, the local paper:
Tho detectives working her<> in
connection with the looting ot the
safe in the office of the Southern. Ex
press ' company hara - recovered the
money taken from -tra* office. As yet
the sleuths have ian Bu aa statement,
and H ls said tfcat it ls part of the
agreement 'With ?he eeaeers tn give
out nothing to the pttbHe. ft ls also
rumored that the express company
authorities, in consideration of the
money having hean returned, have
agreed not to prosecute 'the person
who entered'and looted the saf? last
The Intelligencer endeavored to get
Arther details ou this matter, but
was unable to do so. The .statement
la the Seneca poper-practically al
leges a compounding of a felony.
Hw Itch mea Fever Strike.
Chicago, May 30-.Ballots of near
ly 6,000 switchmen on /ho question of
i-i?i?r.r, u s? r?kt- ?^aiciwi eighteen
-?l?-tymAA tn ?hc PliUma? -??!?*h!f;S ii- ?
triet wer? counted todV Einp?o3rpS of j
the first two roads resorted were al
most unanimously in favo." of a strike
Literature of Trashy Order and Ig
norance, Doe to Lack of
Social Knowledge Another
(By Associated Press.)
Chicago. May 26.-"No tolerations;
no regulation; no recognition."
This is the suggested slogan of the
Presbyterian church to be presented
to the 126th general assembly which
convenes here tomorrow in the report
of the special committee on White
Slave traffic.
The report estimates that ther are
about 100.000 prostitutes in the Unl
i**d States, ana mat a far greater
number are unchaste. Contributing
factors in these conditions are the
fashions, dances, the theatre, litera
ture and Ignorance. The principle
remedy suggested is the enlightened
training of the. young.
The report was . prepared by Paul
R. Hicock, John Maloora Shaw, John
KeriMiy. Winfield Scott Hall and J.
M. T.'Finney. Excerpts follow.
Gist bf the Rc pori.
'Your committee is directed to
consider "the enormous violation of
the Seventh Commandment involved
in the traffic. This ls not a matter
calling for statistics, with all the
mental confusion that must result
from long statements of appaling fig
ures. But that the extent of the traf
fic in human bodies for the purpose of
lust and greed ts 'enormous', as de
scribed, in the assembly's resolution,
is terribly evident upon only slight
investigation. The vice commission
City Council lp 1910, has made a most'
thorough survey ot these conditions
in that one city. , in Chicago a^jo.
ot "
lin thu? city ?ire- not believed -~ !;
worse than in most cities of the coun
try. This figure did net include, of
course the much vaster army of per
sons, .leading Impure Jives, guilty of
occasional immoral relations, being
supported wholly or in part by their,
oocasie&ai. earnings, or engaging in
wcariohal immorality not for profit,
but for desire. There is no possible
way oj estimating this larger number,
but the Word 'enormous' seems to
scarcely be.adequate to describe the
conditions known to be present.
Speaking of factors tn the Increase
I of the social evil "whir- -\re now as
suming alarming proportions," the re
I port says
Fashions Are Yalgar.
"One ot these appears m the vulgar
tendency of modern fashions. Our
'Standards' we remember, expressly
forbid all immodest apparel. Today
many of our women are going to such
extremes of dress as to shock even
the least prudish and open American
womanhood to the charge ot com
plete forfeiture'ot modesty. The un
fortunate side of lt ali ta. that the wo
men of tho Church, Whose most con
spicuous adornment is supposed to
be meekness, are quite as guilty of
this offense aa are women who make
no religious profession until our
Christian women can be made to see
What mischief is being done by such,
reckless abandon to the foibles . ot
fashion, there can be little hope of
stemming the tide. We call the wo*.
p?en of our Presbyterian church to a
practical s?paration of themselves,
from these tendencies of our times,
and exhort them to be at thia point
examples of their sisters, lending
voice and Influence alike - .against
all extremes of dress, and aeektng
to lead society loi a more worthy and
same path.
Another contributory factory is the
increasing craze for excitement and
unchaste amusements The - dance,
never, perhaps what could be wish
ed, baa. become the subject of Inde
scribable vulgar joke, and in calling
put the condemnation of many hold
ing high places of ecclestlastlcal au
thority. The moving picture shows,
although under what fe claimed to be
strict censorship, ?rei ^calculated to
inflame, the thoughts and emotions of
outrageously flippant handling of . sex
problems and sitsntid?e. ?s wel? ei
Ute notorious disregards of so many
of its leaders for high standards or
marital and even ordin?r/ moral rela
tion atlons, is. laying a net that must
seduce and capture a considerable
part of our rising generation.
Fling at, Literature.
"The literature of the day presents
another very serious 'actor in the
great problem. Perhaps we are not
mlstakee trben we speak of lt as one
of the most alarming symptoms ot a
general condition that seems bad In
deed. Nearly every work of fiction
that is printed today baa Woven some
where io it the plots the Intriclties
of a sex n boat'rm Th- b*c*: reviews'
are a long s' of descriptions of
?Ufjr?t? One would ?incaico
there was no othsjy problem in tbs
people's minda today. And - Ute most
most grave feature of it seseos to be
Breakers Said To Be Pounding the
Derelict to Pieces About 100
Miles North of Tampico
(By Associated Press)
Galveston, May 20.-The Norwegian
steamship Atlantis which left Galves
ton May 17 for Tampico with 98 pas
sengers, ls aground 100 milos north
of Tampico and tugs have been order
.ed to her rescue. All the passengers
have been taken off by the United
States battleship Connecticut accord
ing to information received here.
No details of any accident to the
*.C.!?2*IK were priv?n, hut wlrolaa mot.
.age* for tugs were urgent and said
that the steamer was . pounding to
pieces. The Connecticut received the
"S. O. S." call from the Atlantis at
Tampico. Wireless raesagea brought ?
the news here tonight.
I It is supposed from the.speed of the
boat, that the Atlantis went aground
Tuesday night and that tbe Ccnecticut
reached her this morning.
Two- powerful wrecking tugs were
ordered from Mobile to her assistance.
The passengers on the Atlantis, with
tbe exception of ten. were foreigners
who were being sent back.to Tampico
by the department of state after hav
ing been brought from that port with
American refugees at the time the oil
men and others evacuated the city
following the landing .ot troops nt
. Vera Crus.
I They were held In Galveston In care
'of the United States Immigration au
thorities until Tampico fell Into the
hands ot the rebels, when they were
I-'Hm ned by the-order of Secretary of
Atlantis ls a 7S4 ton stdamshln
Jensen, p!Hng~ W<v
j . -
'Attorneys Aro Expected To Finish
Arguments and Give Case To
Tua Jury Early Today
(By Associated Press.)
Greenville. May .20. - The de
fense for G. W .Tidwell, Sr.. on trial
here charged with the murder of R.
Emmett Walker, a young man of
prominent social position and pay
master at a local cotton mill, rested
Its case this morning.
The state introduced evidence in re
buttal, and will rest its case tomor
row. lt ls anticipated that the ar
guments of counsel will be made to
morrow, and the case given to the
'jury before adjournment. The defen
' dent alleged that Walker wronged his
daughter. Olive Tidwell. an eighteen
year old girl. Temporary Insanity
j superinduced by the ohed of learning
that bis daughter had.been, unchaste
is the defense of Tidwell. , * -1
The state introduced, testimony to
j.day to disprove statements made on.
,thc stand by the' defendant, and to
disprove certain statements made by
the daughter. The message which
caused Tidwell to come to Greenville
and Investigate the whereabouts of
bis. wife and daughter on the seventh
bf March, was alleged hy tho defend
ant to have been written by Mrs.
Morris of this city. Mrs. Morris on
the stand denied sending th" note.
Sordid details and recitations of
dual lives as they proceeded from the
Ups ot witnesses today, caused G. W.
Tidwell, on trial for the murder of
R. Bmmett Walker, to bang bis head,
. his wife and daughter, the two women
(whose characters have been questlon
?ed, seldom looked up. The state won
Ithe right to introduce auch testimony,
claiming lt would all tend to show tho
notoriousness of at least one female
, member of the Tidwell family. If this
CSU be shown,.the State contends that
the defendant must have known some
thing of the conditions in his home.
'Knowing tho conditions, the story told
bim by hts daughter when he came to
OreenvWe to Investigate the where
abouts of his wife and daughter, could
not have been a sudden shock; an un
looked for blow and hence could, not
have caused temporary insanity, Such
tis tbe state's case.
, that this la what Uley appear to want.
The report concludes with a set of
resolutions calling upon pastors to
guard children against factors of life
which conduce to immorality: com
mending those , pastors who have tak
lea ap the subject frankly with fath
ers and mothers, and calling noon
o??ioro au io do; recognising tbe work
of the juvenile courts; demanding Ute
puninhuieiii of moil, as wei! a? wo
men offenders against morality, and
;Wprovlng all legislation looking to
the eradication of . prostitution.
Mysterious Disappearance of Biff
Fix~Js Still Is Closed To the
Probers and the Preta
(By Associated Press?) !
Washington, May 20.-Dominant
not only ol the officials hut or the
control by the'late J. Pierpont Morgun,
properties of the New York. New Mav
en and Hartford Railroad, was further
emphasized today when' Fermer Pres
ident Charles' S. Mellen, of the New
?laven, continued his testimony -he
rir? the Interstate comnircc commis
IMillion's Vanish.
!??".?;; !n the acnulsitJo?i vj the Kow
Haven of the West Cheater property.
Into which millions of dollars vanish*
ed, Mr. Mellen, who declared he did
not -aprove of the purchase, insisted
that bad Mr. Morgan lived the property
might have been far more valuable
than lt la today. 80, too, with the ac
quisition of the Worcester, Nassau and
Rochester KuiiroHu. in which Mr. Mor
gan, Mr. Mellen said, waa responsible
for paying ff ir? a share more than the
stook really was worth.
As in the West Chester transaction,
however, Mr. Morgan, according to
Mr. Mellen, would brook no interfer
ence, carrying put his plans without
regard to the opinions of others who
were Interested.
Acquisition by the New Haven of
trolley lines in Connecticut, and Rhode v
Island occupied much attention at to
day's proceedings. Mr. Mellen conced
ed that some of tho properties had
been purchased at too high c ?
added that they wer? wc
the New Haven, st th" ^"^SHj^g
Just sf the close of the day, lt de
veloped that former Cntteft Sta^<Mut
ator Nelson w. Aldrich- of mm* 1?
larid primarily was instrument ul in
selling thc- trolley system of thai state
to the New Haven.
Mr. Mellen maintained tl''s.VjjnWW:^
lines acquired by the New Haven,Hg*wi
orally speaking, were valuable, and.
while they had cost ? large amount hp'
believed the money had been will in
Wit "ess ?rows Tlr?
At the close of the dey Mr... Mellen
perceptibly tired. Hts weariness seem
ed to be purely physical, however.
His answers were prompt and direct,
and. he apparently retained to the mil
his wonderful powers of memory, and
his comprehensive'grasp of. dstsils
about which he was interrogated.
Chief Counsel Folk indicated tonight
that Mr. Mellen might continue as a
witness for > two more, days or even
longer; .?
Mn Mellen. ' testifying today to his
high regard for Mr. Morgan, said: <
"I do not remember his doing a sin*
?ale thing on which he made a dellar lp.
aonnaotUn.e-lth the New Haven whllo
Taking up Ute consolidation with the
New Haven of tue New England
Steamship Company and the Consoli
date. Railroad Company, a $30,000.00?
transaction, Mr. Folk asked if this
transaction were not to evade the Con
necticut law that prevented a railioad
from increasing its capital stock with
out distributing It to the stockholders.
"This may have been so," answered
Mr. Mellen.
?'So you dtd by merger whet yon
Were prohibited from doing by lawf*
aaked Mr. Folk.
"The merger was approved by law.
and we liked the merger plan," said
Mr. Mellen.
? , **You were getting Into the merger
"Just beginning. That was the ia*
?peet ion of it We wept ha ok to th?
Connecticut* legislature and an act
was passed approving of the merger.*
?." ?.Who represented, you before tho
legislature-Mr. Robbins?" inquired
Mr Folk
"Ves, that was 'Vifere he became)
general counsel of tb? now Haven."
Mr: Melon said he approved the fe?
o? 9100,000 paid Mr. Robbins for his
legislative work icConisecticu t to con
nection with the. ratiflcarkrs ot the
consolidation charter.
"I thought he did good work and I
favored paying him the maney," said
the witness;
Heme Clever Cdaet?*?.
Mr. Folk taking up the purchase oft
the Nsw Haven of the Rhode Island
trolley system, aaked If there bad not
been a break In the negotiation after,
they lad been begun.
'Thro waa aa Interruptio* ot *oir.?v
months possibly almost a year " kn
?wered Mr. Mellen.
"V.'hat caused yon to rearante the ne
gotiations arter they had halted rr
"Oh. I had conversations regarding
(Continued on Fourth Fats.) Jj

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