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MELLEN, 18 OTHERS
CONSPIRACY It ALLKOID IN IN
DICTMKNT RETURNED BY THK
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Eighteen PtmM Indicted Under a
Number if Different Counts.—Two
Banks Art Included.
Cambridge, Mui Eighteen per
sons, Including Charles S Mellen, for
mer president of the New York, New
Haven A Hartford and the Boston d
Maine Railroad Companies, Frederick
8. Mostly of F. 8. Moseley A Co.,
Boston brokers, the late Ralph D. Oil
lett of Westfleld, and the Investment
committees of the two savings banks
of this city, were Indicted by the
Mlddlesei County grand Jury on var
ious charges in connection with the
financing of the Hampden Railroad
from Bofldsvllle to Springfield. Mr.
Olllett wab president of the Hamp
The railroad wan built a year ago
an a link to connect the Central
Massachusetts division of the Boston
A Maine with the New York, New
Haven A Hartford Railroad, but
never has been operated, an attempt
to obtain the legislatures' consent
to its lease to the Boston & Maine
The indictment* i-galnst Messrs.
Mellen, Moseley and Olllett allege
conspiracy to induce the investment
committees of the twobanks to lend
a total of $45,000 to The corporation.
The not.'s securing the loans were
endorsed by the Hampden Invest
ment Company , organised by Mr.
Olllett to flnanco the construction of
the railroad, which cost approxi
The Investment committee of the
East Cambridge Havings Rank Is
indicted on three counts of con
spiracy to lend sums of $20,000,
116,000 nrd 15.000 to the Hampden
Railroad Company. Similar Indict
ments were returned agalnat the In
vestment committee of the Cambridge
Saving* Bank, the amounts named be
hnfe $2r.,000 and $20,250.
Frederick 8. Moseley was Indicted
also on six counts Involving the alleg
ed larceny of sums amounting to
$112,500 trom the banks, and Mr.
Mellen wkh indicted as an accessory
before the fact on Ave of these counts.
Ten other counts allege that Mr.
Mellen, Moßeley and Olllett, "con
spired to steal and did steal," various
amounts Involved in the transactions
with the two hanks Members of the
Moseley brokerage Arm were Indict
ed on eight counts charging conspir
acy to steal. /
District Attorney Corcoran said that
the - actual amount loaned by the two
banks to the Hampden Railroad Cor
poration was only $45,000 but as each
of the been renewed several
times, a separate indictment had been
returned for each renewal.
BRITISH WILL LEAVE MEXICO.
British Minister Advises Compatriots
to Leave the Country.
Mexico City.—Sir Lionel Carden,
British Minister, advised all British
subjects temporarily to leave Mexico.
He said tlie shortage of fuel used In
the operation of trains.was becoming
more acute dally and that the trains
probably soon would stop., running
which would make difficult the depart
ure of persons In tlir Interior.
Sir Lionel said he believed It to be
his duty t urge all British subjects
to leave the Capital immediately. He
especially advised that the women and
children be removed. The Minister
declared he hod no desire to frighten
the members of the British colony.
He said he had not ordered them to
go, such a course only being advised.
Kight hundred British subjects are
registered at the legation as now re
siding in Mexico City.
The legation was crowded with
British subjects. k A meeting of the
members of the British colony was
called for the afternoon with the ob
ject of making arrangements for those
who decided to depart.
Fletcher In Washington.
Washington.—Rear Admiral Fletch
er reported to Secretary Daniels on
bis return from Vera Cruz and was
later received by President Wilson..
The Admiral takes command of the
Atlantic fleet, succeeding Rear 'Ad
miral Badger on August 1. Admiral
Fletcher was greeted very warmly by
President Wilson ,who told him he
greatly admired his conduct at Vera
Crux and the conduct of all the offi
cers and men under him. Secretary
Daniels si>!d Admiral Fletcher would
remain In Washington.
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Read to Aid Crop Movement.
Washington. Secretary McAdoo
mailed a letter to each of the National
banks in the ITrlted States asking
whether they believe It will be advis
able for the Treasury Department to
lend a hand again this year in the
movement of crops by distributing
additional government deposits. The
Secretary asked for an opinion as to
what cities in each state may be used
♦j® the be«t advantage as centers from
which the national lyihks may place
the money among their country cor
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This charming young miss is the
third daughter of General Huerta. She
is bright and lively and too young to
be oppressed by the political troubles
of her father.
SALEM, MASS. HAS
ONE THOUSAND BUILDINGS DE
STROYED, 10,000 RESIDENTS
FIREMEN ARE POWERLESS
Conftsgration Started From Explosion
in Leather Factory and High
Winds Carried Sparks.
Salem, Mass.—Nearly half the "Old
Witch City" of Salem, rich in historic
buildings and tradition, was devastated
by u fire that caused an estimated
loss of $20,000,000. A thousand build
Ings were destroyed. Including u score
of manufacturing establishments and
made 10,000 of the 45,000 residents
The tire originated In the Horn
Leather Facctory on the west side of
the city about 2 o'clock In the after
noon and swept through the shoe and
leather manufacturing district, ruining
every building In a curving path two
mllea long and more than a half tnlle
Burning embers, carried by a strong
northwest wind, started fires in two
other sections, the fashionable resi
dential district adjacent to the La
fnyette street, Htid a manufacturing
and tenement house district on the
peninsula, bounded by Ralmer'i Cove,
South River am. the water front.
Late In the evening brands kindled
a fourth fire In the plant of the Salem
Oil Company In Mason street. The oil
tanks blew up with,, a terrific report
and showers of sparks fell threaten
ingly on a part of the town that be
fore had not been In imminent dan
ger. This fire, however, was checked
after it had destroyed the »I 1 com
pany's plant and 13 houses.
When the flames were under control
at 11 o'clock at night all the historic
and literary landmarks had escaped
destruction. These included the Pea
body Museum, lOssex Institute, custom
house, where Nathaniel. Hawthorne
did much of his literary work and the
"House of the Seven Oables" made
famous by the novelist.
Thousands of homeless were camp
ed on Salem common and the city
was policed by militiamen.
The great distructlon was due to
poor water pressure.
The burned buildings Include the
plants of c score of manufacturing
companies, among them the big fac
tory of the Naumkeag Cotton Mills,
twice as many business places, St
Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, re
cently erected at a coat of a quarter
of a million dollars, the Orphan
Asylum and more than 200 residences
and tenement buildings. Among
these residences were colonial houses
which artists have declared to be the
finest type of that architecture In the
Wounded by Mayor Mitchel's Piatol.
New York. —W. H. Reynolds, a form
er state senator, may be confined to
St. Luke's Hospital fora week or
more by the wound* inflicted by the
accidental dlacharge of Mayor Mitch
ell pistol, which slipped from Its hol
ster and fell to the sidewalk. The bul
let entered Reynold's left thigh and
shattered the bone of a linger. The
mayor explained that he was with a
party which had been at a
target a«d that the accident occurred
later upoift*lighilnE from an automo
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Message to Carranza.
Saltlllo, Mex.—General Carranxa re
ceived here another telegram from
the Niagara mediators renewing the
invitation for the Constitutionalists to
send representatives to the confer
ence. The terms of the note were
not given out hut it was' understood
that the tone was friendly. Constitu
tionalists officials here *vere most op
timistic that the mediators would act
with Justice towards the Constitution
nounced, will reply to the latest mas
sag* from the mediator*.
THE TWT«ppbtK«, MOETH CAROLINA.
HAS REPLIED TO THE INVITATION
TO ENTER INTO AN INFORMAL
THE TEXT OF HIS REPLY
Wants to Have Consultation With His
Qenerals Before Announcing Medi
Washington.—Oen. Venustlano Car
ransa, first chief of the Mexican Con
stitutionalists, hss replied to the invl
tstlon extended for participation by
his agents In sn Informal inference
with representatives of General Huer-,
ta and the United States concerning
plans for a provisional government in
Mexico, asking that he be given time
to consult with his generals.
General Carranza, it was learned
here, informed the mediators In hi*
latest communication that because of
the plsn of Guadeloupe under which
he was chosen first chief of the Con
stitutionalists, It would be necesssry
for him to confer with his associate"
before entering such Important nego- 11
Acceptance of any proposed provis
ional government to succeed Huerta, I
lie said, necessitarlly tuighe require 0
some change in the terms of the
Guaduloupn plan and this could not ■
be done without the consent of va
rious military leaders in the Constitu
General Carranza Is said to have
assured the mediators he would has
ten the proposed consultation with hll
chiefs. Sortie of the
Ists representatives In Washingtoi
still Insist thst General Carrsnta hai '
been Influenced to look with favor or
the proposal to confer with the Unite!
States commissioners and Huerta
representatives. Others, however, art
not lo certain of this outcome and .
they Insist that, whatever happen*, '
the military campaign against Huerta
will he pursued with renewed vigor (
toward Mexico City, with Agu*s I
Callentes, San Luis Potosl and Quere |
taro as the next objective points of I
the revolutionists armies.
Many perplexing elements have de
veloped It. the situation, however,
among them being the apparent dls (
agreement between Carransa's agents
here over the recent break with Villa
aud the publication of the statement
attacking General Angeles, authorised
by Alfredo Bracenda, General Car
ransa's personal aide, who came to
Washington from Sultlllo for thliT pur
HEIR TO THRONE KILLED.
Arch Duke Francis Ferdtnsnd and
Wife Victims of sn As
SuraJ«vo, Bosnia.—Archduke Fran
cis Ferdinand, heir to Aus'rlr-Hun
garlan throne, und the I»*.'chess of
Htfhcnberg, his morgatilc w'.'e, wore
shot dead by a student in the main
street jf the Bosnian Copinil, a short
time after they had eataped death
from a liomb hurled at the royal auto
mobile. The two were slain ns they
were pacing through the city on their
annual * Isit to the annexed provinces
of Hosnl i and Herzegovlnla.
The archduke was struck full in the
face - and the Princess was shot
through the abdomen and throat.
They died a few minutes after reach
ing the palace to which they were
Those responsible for 'he assassina
tion too kcare that it should prove
Prlnv.lp and a fellow conspirator, a
i compositor freni Treblnje named
' Gabrlnovch, barely escaped lynching
by the infuriated spectators. They
finally wore seised by the police Both
are natives of the annexed province
Negro Excursion Train Wreced.
Ilooklnsvllle, Ky^—Two trainmen
were killed, one perhaps fatally in
jured and many negroes hurt when a
negro excursion train on the l/ouls
vllle & Nashvllft Railroad, was
wrecked by spreading rails three
miles south of Trenton. Ky.
. .Paris.—Frank Moran, of Pittsburg,
who was defeated on points by Jack
Johnson here in 20-round bout for
the world's heavyweight champion
ship rested today at his camp. John
son also remained at his training
quarters, nursing a badly swollen
hand. He received many visitors.
Johnson attributed his injured fist to
the fact that he wore for the flrst
time four-ounce instead of five-ounce
gloves. Johnson has agreed to light
Sam Langford in October. For this
battle he-will receive $30,000. win.
lose or draw.
Murietta Returns to Laredo.
Laredo. Texas.—Lieutenant Colonel
Murletta. commander of the Consti
tutionalists garrison at Nuevo La
redo. returned to bis command sftef
a trip to Monterey to welcome Gen
eral Venustlano .Carranza on bis re
turn to that city. A broken axle
which ditched the Monterey train de
layed Murieta's arrival until 2:30
o'clock in the morning. Notwith
standing the hour elaborate plans
made to celebrate his return were
carried.. The engineer of the light
plant was arrested.
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OR. R. H. VAN ESDORF
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Dr. Von Esdorf, who is now in Tam- I
plco helping to make it healthful. la I
one of the great malaria experts of i
the American public health service.
He went to Mexico from the command i
of the Naval Hospital at Mobile.
TERMS OF PEACE
HAVE BEEN MADE j
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PROTOCOL SIGNED BY ALL PAR I
TICS EMBODIES DIPLOMATIC ]
UP TO THE BELLIGERANTS
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No Opposition to the Plan of Settle
ment Is Expected From the Con
Niagara Falls, Ont. —Terms for
composlnK all Internal differences be
t ween the United Statea and Mexico
hare been concluded. The conditions
under which diplomatic relations will
he resumed were embodied In a pro
tocol signed by the Ambassadors from
brazil, the Mlnlaters of Chile and
Argentina and the American» and
The character of settlement la not
expected to arouse apportion from
Ihe Constitutionalists, who would par- 1
tlcipate In It and to a large degree,
It would mould the adjustment of all
When a new provisional Govern
ment Is established to succeed that
headed by General Huerta .the result
of mediation—recognized as a tri
umph for Pan-American diplomacy
—will become effective.
Coincidental!}- with the action takes
It was announced that the actual se- j
lection of a provisional president and !
the organisation of the new Govern
ment, will he left to an Informal con
ference representatives of the Con-1
stltutlonallsts —Luis Cabera, Rafael |
Zubarim and Jose Vaaconcelos —and j
the Huerta delegates to the mediation
The single outstanding proviso in
the protocol is that the International
problem shall he declared adjusted
on the establishment of a new provla
lonal GiT,-eminent. The protocol sets
"That the United States and Ar
gentina, Rraill and Chile—the me
diating countries —shall recognise the
new provisional Government Md that
thenceforth diplomatic relations be
tween the United States and Mexico
shall be resumed.
"That the United States demands
no Indemnity and doss not further
exact satisfaction for any of the Inci
dents connected with tbe patrol of
Mexican waters and invasion of the
"That a commission shall be ap
pointed to adjust private claims
growing out of the revolution and
Defer Reserve Bank Opening.
Washington—Although August 1 la
the date originally set by treasury de
partmeht officials for organlaatlon of
the Federal reaerve banks, it now
seems likely that the organisation will
be not earlier than September 1. The
senate's delay In the confirmation of
members of the Federal reserve board
and delay in the choice of directors for
the reserve banks will defeat the plan
to open on August 1. The organisa
-1 tion committee now is busily engag
-1 ed compiling.lists of nominations for
directorships In the IS reserve banks.
Protests Against Government Auto*.
' Washington. The annual protest
' against the use of government auto
' mobiles for personal purposes by pnb
' Jic officials was made' in the house
" and as a result the sundry civil appro
priation bill was amended so as to
' provide that two electric automobile?
' assigned the public printer shall not
' he used for passengers. Repreaent*-
* tlve Howard of Georgia led. the fight.
' "If you were to kill ofT all Washlng
-5 ton by automobiles, 90 per cent would
1 probably be killed by government offi
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ESTRANGEMENT OF TWO LBAtf- 1
"IT IS USELESS TO DENY"
Villa's Statement That he Did Net
Cause Arrests, Was Net Believed
K1 Par.o, Texaa.—Discussion of the
Carranra-Vllla estrangment was re
opened by Roberto Pesqueirs confi
dential agent for the Constitutional- ,
lets here. He gave oat the text of a
telegram In a aeries of communica
tions with General Villa, in which he
crriticlacd the Northern military xone
commander for denying the arreats by
hia troops of National 4 Constitution
alist officials at Juarez and the confis
cation of Nstional treasury funds
Pesquelra told General Villa that he
consldsred It useless to deny "the
actual facts so well known here at
the border." d General Villa's answer
to this telegram, sent June 20, has
not yet srrlved. Pesquelra slso is
sued s statement asserting Villa waa
surrounded by certain persons, some
of whom were tbe direct cause of ths
disasters that befell the administra
tion of President Madero."
Pesqtielra's telegram to Villa fol
"Your telegram coufirms my belief
In your loyalty and patriotism. The
Incidents that have caused comment
In the press hsve been the violent
arrests of employes of tbe gobernation
and the treaaury departments and-the
fact that military authoritlea of
Juarez have taken possession of the
funds thst rightfully belong to the
general treasury, so thst it Is hard to
convince rightful thinking people of
the consistency of your declarstion,
so inconsistent with the sctual facta
as known here at the border. 1 verily
believe that If you liberate the em
ployes iow held and if the funds of
the treasury are returned the excite
ment and doubt that i.ow prevails
"Und»ubtedly due to the many pre
occupations of General Villa Incident
to his vidorlous Zacaecas campaign
he has not hAd time to answer this
telegrsn," Mr. Pesqueirs said. "But
I have positive Information thst he
already haa given orders that all
Constitutionalist employes carried tf
Chihuahua aa prisoners will be al
lowed immediately to return to exer
cise their respective functions at
Juarez end also that he has ordered
that all funds and valuables which
rightfully belong to the National Con
stltutlonallst treasury be returned at
$6,000 FOR CHARACTER.
Atlanta Man Recovsra For False Ar
rest Instigated by Another.
Atlanta, Oa. —J. P. Bateman of At
lanta was awarded damages amount
i Ing to $5,000 against Frank Rothleut
' ner, a Nebrasksn who sought to ob
tain a verdict for (20,000 against Mr.
I Bateman for an alleged fake poo*-
| room operation. The verdict waa
( rendered by a jury In the Superior
! Court on a counter suit filed by Date
Rothleutner charged that Bateman
wa sth i hesd of a chain of fake pool
rooms in Atlanta, Miami, Palm Beach
and other cities. He represented that
he lost $20,000 on a fake bet in one
of the alleged pool rooms.
Bateman was arrested at the in
stance of Routhleutner but on Septem
ber 24, 1913, all charges against him
Enforce Prohibition in West Virginia.
Fairmont. W. Va.—Activity attend
ing pruparations for enforcement of
the prohibition amendment was in
creaaed here when officers, acting un
der ordeis of the state tax commis
sioner, raided the faahlonable Fair
mont Country Club. The steward was
arrested, a wagon load of fine wines
confiscated and the lockers of many
prominent members forced and their
contents removed. The raid waa
made under the existing law.
Sick Rata en Decrease.
Washington.—The sick rate among
the troops at Vara Cruz for the week
ended June 24 was 2.03 per cent for
the army and 2.50 per cent for the
marinea, a decrease under the pre
vious week "An analyala of the latest
reports," said a statement from the
war department, "shows 43 sick In
hlspitmls, IT sick in quarters, total O.
Of those sick, 52 are Incapacitated by
dlseaae and eight by injury. There is
a decrease In those suffering from
' malaria end a marked decrease in the
Norfolk Gets No Dry Dock.
Washington.—The naval approprla
tion bill as agreed to In conference was
agreed to without any opposition in
ths hou.te. It Includes authorisation
. for the tnle of the -old type battleships
, Mississippi and Idaho to the Greek
i government for aproximately $12,000,-
; 000 but omits the $200,000 appropria
. tion that had been proposed for a dry
dock project at Norfolk, Va., which
. was to have cost ultimately $3,000,-
1 000. The proposed breakwater pro
- Ject at Key West, Fla., to have cost
$1,690,00 i, also waa eliminated.
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PRESIDENT ROLLINS OF BAR AS
SOCIATION FAVORS MAJORITY'
THIS APPLIES TO CIVIL CASES
Five-SlxtKa, or ThreaTourthe Vote to
S« Re*u»red—Workmen's Com
pensation, Many Speeches.
Wrigbtssviile Beach.—The flrit see
sloo of iht sixteenth annual meeting
of the North Carolina Bar Aaaociation
tonvened here wltfi over 100 lawysra "
of the itate in attendance. Tho
meeting was presided orer by tho
president, Thomas 8. Rollins of tho
Asneville bar. Ho introduced George
B. Elliott of the Wilmington bar, who
In a short and witty address welcom
ed tho tkllors to Wilmington and the
, The response was made by Zebuloa
Curtis of Asheville, who most cordial
ly reciprocated the kind sentiment*
express** 1 by Mr. Elliott.
Following the addresses of welcome.
President Rollins delivered the presi
dent'a annual address, making im
portant recommendations aa to the
legal machinery of the state.
Many of the members of the aaso
ciatlon tri accompanied by their
families and this will add much to the
pleasure of the meeting. While the
progrgm includes sddress by notable
speakers, ample provision has been
made for the social features.
There waa an address by Chief
Justice Walter Clark on "Reform in
Judicial Procedure." This waa fol
lowed by an address by A. L. Hrooks
of on "The Southern
Lawyer, Hla Traditions and Oppor
tunities. * At the evening session
there was an address A. J.
Montague of Richmond, Va.
'' Rome G Brown of Minneapolis.
Minn., delivered an addreas on "Muck
raking the Constitution." This was
followed by raports of committees and
the annual election of officers. The
meeting then adjourned.
NEGRO MURDERER IN JAIL.
Slayer of Sarah Walker ia Arrested li»
HicKory and- Brought to
Charlotte. —Arrested in Hickory by
Deputy Sheriff C. L. Gilbert of States
vllle and Chief of Police K. W. Lents
of Hickory, Will Stephenson, negro,
made a full confession of the murder
of Sarah Walker, colored, while he
was being brought back to this city,
according to Chief of Police Horace
Moore who met him at Statesvllle
and accompanied him here in an auto
mobile. The negro waa placed in the
That he dreamed a dream in which
he had killed Sarah Walker, the young
colored woman who waa living with
him, and pictured himself as insi
trlcably bound in chains from hAad
to foot; that he atloke to find Sarah
fussing at him, and that therefore he
drew hla pistol from under his pillow
and emptied its contents into her
body, then giving chase and ending
the deadly wprk with an axe —such
1b the narrative which the negro re
lated to the head of the Charlotte
police department. For some time,
he claimed, Sarah had been going witb
other men and he had attempted to
persuade her to marry him and give
up all otnera, but she refused^
"I was on my way to see my
girl, Margaret Barringer," said Steph
enson, whose name has been various
ly given as Steveason, Stevens and
Stephens. "She lives in Hickory.
Then 1 was going to go back to Char
lotte, alt down In the depot aad aay,
'l'm 'your man.' I know I would be
elctrocuteri but all 1 cared about was %
to see my girl one more time." But.
as the fates willed it, he did not see
Wreck st Statesvllle Kills Two.
Statesvllle. —A serious freight wreck
wbich occurred sbout six milea east
of Statesvllle, reaulted In the death of
Thomas Drown, a young man from
Dayton, Tenn., and the probable fatal
Injury of Fred Teasley, also from Day
ton. Both were beating rides.
Cont'nvc Prayers For Rain.
Davidson.—The Davidson people, at
least a portion of them, are atui nop
ing and praying for rain. Pastor Rich
ards In his prayer snd thought lead
ing to It made reference to the fact
that ths outlook In tjie heavsna was
less promising than It had been since:
the noon meetings had begun, that
the weather forecast gave little sup
port to any expectation for rain and
that therefore It waa the privilege of
Christian people to appeal to the Al
mighty in humble to Hi*
will that He would aend the rain.
\ "Joy Ride" Serious.
Asheville. —An afternoon "Joy ride"
developed unexpected features and had
aerlous rMults here when Charles
Sorrels, a prominent young business
mac of Asheville and a member of
well-known western North Carolina
family, a married man, waa bound to
the criminal term of Buncombe Conn
ty Supe/ior Court without bail on a
charge of criminal asaault while Fred 1
J. Wadford, who drove the machine,
was sent to the same court under bond.
of $3,000 to answer for a charge of
aiding and abetting in the assaulL
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