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OMAHA, FRIDAY MOKNIXfl, MAY 15, 191 4 TWELVE PAGES.
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MELLEH BEFORE THE
former President Gives Details of
Company's Operation in Taking
3tE SPEAKS WITH FRANKNES3
Heady to Deal "with Devil or Any
body Else'' in Transaction.
IS ACCORD WITH FIRM POLICY
Tells How Stock to Be Exchanges
for Westchester Shares.
EX-POLICE OFFICIAL IN DEAL
Had gnsplclcn that the HoMlnara
Were Scattered 4 round In
Hand ef People of
WASHINGTON. May 14. Details of
financial methods of the New Haven
railroad In the acquisition of subsidiaries,
SiarUoularlr tha Naw York, 'Westchester
nt Boston, waa disclosed to the Inter
tate Commerca commission today by
Charles Mellen, former president of the
Mr. Mellen. with apparent frankness,
told of his negotiations with former Po
lice Inspector Thomaa F. Byrnes of New
Tork for the exchange of 8.0W New Haven
shares for 24,X shares of Westchester
stock, because he thought that Byrnes
had lnflueoca with people who ''It was
necessary to reach." Mr. Mellen bluntly
aald he would have been willing to deal
with the "devil or anybody else" In the
In tha course of the examination Mr.
"When you became president of the
Js'ew Haven, what was the policy of the
directors In obtaining securities of trol'
ley roads snd steamship companies?"
la Accord with Policy.
"They were getting control of such
foldings. I was la aocord with this
Mr. Folk took up the acquisition of the
'ew Tork, Westchester Boston Rail
road company by the New Haven and
Mr. Mellen said: "As I recall the de
talla, 1.000 shares of tha New Haven were
rut In my hands in escrow to be ex
changed for 24,000 shares of the West
rh aster stock as soon aa matters in con
nection with the franchise of the West
chester road war settled."
Tha value at .that time of - the 8,000
hares of Naw Haven was 11,200,000.
"With whom did .you deal In regard to
the exchange of stock?" asked Mr. Folk.
' ",'Ftonner Police Inspector Thornas F.
"What wm your idea in regard to Mr.
JBymes itrangtng all this?"
"Well, I had a suspicion that the West
rhester shares were scattered around In
the hands of some people of influence."
Mr. Mellen said that power to grant
the franchise of the Westchester road
M In the hinds of the board of esti
mate of New York City, and continued:
"When I was carrying on this trans
action through Mr. Byrnes, I had a hunch
he could reach people of Influence in
regard to having the changes made in
the proposed charter. 1 wanted to reach
the people it was necessary to reach. I
wanted to reach the devil or anybody
else who could amend the charter."
"Were the arrangements for ths ex.
Chang of securities made in writing?"
"No, I was willing to sign an sirree
ment, but the other party mas not."
Asked as to the names that appeared
on Weslchester shares as holders of
stock, Mr. Mellen said: "The shares
apparently were made out In the names
of clerks and others."
Mr. Mellen said he believed an "at
tempt was made to conceal the owners
of the stock."
"It Is my suspicion," he added, "tha
shares were Issued to contractors, who
then placed them where they would do
the moat good."
Beryrn ( a arced with Mnrder.
NEW YORK, May 14-Chest?r B.
Duryea. who shot and killed his father.
General Hiram Duryea. on May 5, was
today Indicted for murder In the first
dearree. He did not appear In court, how
ever, aa his condition did not warrant
hia leaving the hospital, where for duj a
he was violent.
Forecast till 1 p. m. Friday:
For Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Teanperatnre n Omaha Yesterday.
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Deficiency fur cor. period. IVll l.'JZ Inches
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fait Uake, raining 70 0 T
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FEE SPLITTING UNDER BAN
Nebraska Medical Association Will
Expel Member Guilty of Act.
NO DIVISION OVER SUBJECT
lie port of Special Com ml I tee- Furors 1
Drastic Hole and Mrwbrri In
ocord W hen "uMcct Pre.
acnt'd tn 4 nn vent ln.
From a Staff (Vi re;uotuHnt.)
LINCOLN. Mav 14-3pecinl l-Thw'
practice of fee split fna will no longer be
tolerated by the Nehiaska State Medical
association. Any member lin is eullty
of this offense will be expelled from the
oi sanitation for at l. ast tno years and
a second offense. In ase he Is re-elected
to membership, will mean Ills permanent I
disqualification for membership In :nyl
county medical association in the state. '
These drastic remedies were provide! !
for this morning in a resolution that un
anlmotis.y passed the r invention ; a
wtyole and was again approved by the'
board of I'uiim Mors. The resolution. In-i
troduced by the special committee ap-,
pointed at the lat convention to In
vestigate the practice of fee splitting,
provides for the nppolntini; of a com
mittee to Investigate all chaises wherciii
any member of the society is accused of
accepting, giving or soliciting n re for
the referring of a patient from one In
dividual to another. I
Provide for Ki pulsion.
. Conviction on such a charge will be
followed by expulsion from the county
society of which the offending physician
Is a member. The convicted practloner
tr.sy appeal from the decision of the com
mittee to the board of councillors and
the evidence will be again be gone over.
Dr. W. O. Henry,. Dr. H. 'Gif ford. Dr.
Robert McConoughy, Dr. II. P. Hamilton
and Dr. A. D. Nesblt, who composed the
committee, presented the resolution after
a thorough examination of. the situation
in the state, wherein several hundred let
ters were sent out through the state to j
physicians in all sections, inquiring as j
to the practice at Urge. The majority
of the society members admitted the
practice was prevailent and deplored its
laaio of Practice.
Many of those questioned believed the
practice to arise at least partially from
the uneial basis of fees for practttionera
and specialists. The committee recom
mended that if the fees of physicians and
specialists are not on an equal basis that
the society take some action to stand
ardize fees in all lines of practice.
Hastings was named as -the convention
city for 1916, when the state association
will meet the 'first week lb May. Dr. J.
P. Gilllgan of O'Neill was elected presi
dent and Dr. I. McGIrr of Beatrice and
Dr. L. B. Smith of Fremont, vie presi
dents. ' Dr. A. I. McKinnon of Lincoln
was elected national delegate for two
yeara and Dr. B. W. Christie of Omaha,
alternate. Dr. Joseph M. likln of Omaha,
secretary ; Dr. A. S. Von Mansfelde of
AshtandreasHreryand Dr. A.' K. Stokes
of Omaha, librarian, held over until tha
election In 1115.
Among the physicians who read papers
on various technical subject during the
day were: Dr. II. B. Lemore, Dr. J. M.
Patton. Dr. Alex G. Young. Dr. A. D.
Dunn, Dr. A. F. Tyler, Dr. J. E. Sum
mers, Dr. H M. McClanahan, Dr. R. W.
Bliss, Dr. W. F. Milroy. Dr. A. C. Stokes.
Dr 1 B. Bushman, Dr. W. H. Mick, Dr.
C. H. Ballard, Dr. H. W. Wightman and
Dr. C. H. Newell, aN of Omaha.
From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN, Mav 14.-Speclal.)-The con
troversy among republicans as to which
vote at the last election ahould be used
to form the basis of apportionment of
uelegtiteH to the platform convention has
been submitted to Attorney General
Martin. ' Following Is the letter of ths
"Dear Sir: Would thank you very
much for your official opinion in the
answering of tliia question:
"Can the apportionment of delegates
constituting th Mate convention of the
republican party to be held the last Tues
day in .luly. be based upon the vote enst
for some executive state officer in th-;
"The following facts prompt us to mako
"The executive stale offieeia who wer
republicans In 1912 were also the camil
elites of the progressive party and In
the counting of the votes, the officers
did not Heuarate the republican vol is
from the progressive votes.
"It is urtcd by some tnat Section ff;
of CuMwy'H requires the apportionment
of delevates to be based upon the vot?
cast for piisldentlal electors.
"Others Insist th;.t the apportionment
based upon votes cast for prrsidentl.il
electors does not apply to conventions e
eepi soeh as ere held for the purpose
of electing delegate to the national con
vention. Jtesoeetlvelv submitted.
"AMBHOSF r. FPPKRSO.V.
"FRANK M. CCRRIE."
Mr. Martin said it would be a day or
two before he was prepared to reply.
The writers of the letter seem to havo
overlooked the fact that national con-i
vrntlon delegates are chosen in Nebraska
by direct primary vote and not by state
conventions aa assumed in ihe last
paragraph 0f their inquiry.
HOWARD JAC0TT PLAY
DOCTOR KILLED BY FALL
NKW YORK, May 14. Howard Jacott.
a young California!!, for ten years con
nected with the Shubert theatrical In
terests as manager, play reader and
' play doctor." fell or Jumped to his death
today, fioni the seveifthe floor of his
hotel. Ficlr.da said he has been suffering
from neurasthenia and had recently
thicati'ned to end hla life. Jacott was 31
ytars old. I lis fatbrr lives in Oakland,
GRAND MASTER MASONS
MEETJN ST. LOUIS
T. IX)rit4, May 14 -Grand masters of
the Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons
Mom all parts or the Vnited States,
Canada and Mexico, met here today for
their annual conference. The day Was
given over to business meetings, and to
night the grand lodgs of Tennessee will
confer the third degree of masonry on
candidates from St. Iouls. . This cere
mony will take place In tbo Bhriners'
temple recently dedicated.
President Wilson at the Funeral of the
t'opyrluht I'm. by InternntlonHl
MANY KNIGHTS TAKE FOURTH
Large Class of Catholic Order Initi
ated Into Advanced Degree.
FEED AT THE COMMERCIAL CLUB
After Work nt Swedish Andllorluiit
I. arse (iatherlna; Will Hanqnet
snd Re Addressed ay
Initiation into the fourth degree, the
highest ranking section of the Knlghta
of Columbus, was administered to a
class of IV) men ot Nebraska and South
Dakota at the 8wedlsh auditorium yes
terday, beginning at 2 o"clock. A gen
eral gathering of members and candi
dates was held in the morning at the lleu
shaw hotel. The tenth annual stste con
vention of the order was held Wednesday
at the club rooms, 20,25 Dodge street. A
banquet with 325 attending was held
last night at the Commercial club, In
honor of the new members In the fourth
Edward E. Simeral, Omaha, la mauler
of the fourth degree of the order for the
district of Nebraska and South Dakota.
As such, he was In charge of the Initia
tion, and will be toastmaster at the
banquet this evening:. The other degree
officers were John W. Rush, Georga F.
Corcoran, Paul I Martin, Rev. P. A.
IFlanagan,. John A. vBrnnewlU, R. II.
Bushman, Dr. Charles T. Crowley ami
E. H. MoCreary. . ,
The music at the Initiation was under
the direction of Mr. McCreary, Harry V.
Burkley, Thomaa J. McShane, Will Mc
Caffrey and Clinton Miller. Over 100
knights, besides the candidates and offi
cers, were present at the Initiation. The
executive committee consisted of Thomaa
P. Redmond, J. F. Coad, Joseph 11.
Schmidt. K. F. Leary and F. P. McOough.
At the state convention of the order,
held Wednesday, these officers were
elected: Deputy, Thomas P. Redmond;
past deputy, W. E. Straub; secretary, T,
J. Pass: treasurer, John Bigltn; advocate,
T. F. O'Hara;' chaplain. Bishop Tihen;
warden, Joseph Ryan. As delegates to
the national convention, F. M. Colfer of
McCook and Thomas P. Redmond of
Omaha were chosen.
"The New Patriotism," was the subject
of an address by Bishop Tihen before
the knights at the Crelghton auditorium
John Burke, Former
Canal Employe, is
Charged With Fraud
NEW YORK, May 14. -John Burke,
former manager of the commissary de
partment of the Panama canal sone. was
indicted by the .federal grand J jry here
twlev for conspiracy to defraul and fcr
otter alleged offenses. He was dUinisecd
acme time ago.
Indictments were also returned against
three provision dealers at Colon. Panama.
At the time of Burke'a removal It waa
alleged that he had accepted gratuities
from dealers In supplies. His case has
teen under investigation by the grant
jury here for three months.
PANAMA, May 14. John Burke, former
manager of the oommiasiary department
of the canal aone, left today for New
Ot leans, to remain permanently In the
United States. His connection with the
commissary department has been severed.
Mr. Burke declared he was leaving the
isthmus a poor "n with a darkened
MASOh. CITY. Ia., May 14.-The twelfth
annual convention of the Iowa State
Manufacturers' associstion formally
opened here today. Mayor C. H. McNlder
welcomed the delegates.' The morning
program Included the annual address of
ths president, Cephas Harrison of Keo
kuk, and the appointment of committees.
The election of officers this afternoon
wss the principal feature of the day's,
work. Iowa City, Grinnell and Dubuque
delegates sought next year's convention.
PAUL HAR0ULTI FRENCH
SCIENTISTS DIES IN PARIS
NEW YORK, Msy 14. Private cable
gram received in this country yesterday
told of the death In Paris of Paul Ixiuls
Touasalnt liaroultl. ths scientist whose
research work reduced the cost of pro
duction of aluminum to such an extent
that it became commercial valuable axd
whose electric furnace Is In common use
la great metal industries. Mr. Harouttl
was SI years old. He reduced the coat of
producing aluminum from $20 to SO cents
STATE DEPUTY OF KNIGHTS OF
T P. REDMOND.
Body of Iowa Hero
of Vera Cruz Laid toJ
Rest at Blakesburg
BUAJCF,BL'RG; la., May 4.-FuneraJ
aervlcea with military honors were held
here today for Frank Devorack, the Iowa
boy killed at Vera Crus. Townsmen
Joined the family of the young man In
;thb ceremonies, an important part In
which was taken by the Navy club of
De.'i Moines and a company of the Iowa
National guard. Grand Army of the Re
public veterans also participated. Rev.
! Jonathan J. I-ee ot Ottumwa had charge
of the servlres and Congressman Klrk
pejtrlck delivered the eulogy.
PITTSBl'RGH, May 14. -Francis Pat
rick de Iowry seajnan of the Vnited
States cruiser New Hamshlre, killed dur
ing at Vera. Crux, was today given all the
honors that Pittsburgh had to give.
Business was suspended until 11 o'clock,
church bells tolled and uncovered thous
ands lined the streets aa the funeral
cortege, escorted by the second brigade,
Pennsylvania National guard, passed
from St. Paul's Roman Catholic catedraL
At the close of the service the casket
was placed on the clasaon and the long
march to the cemetery began.
WHEELING, W. Va., May 14. -Henry
M Nlckerson. boaswain's . mate of the
United States cruiser Utah, wounded tn
the fighting at Vera Crux, will be given
a public reception by the city of Wheeling
when he Is well enough to come home.
Iowa Bank is Closed;
RAIK"LIFFE, la., May 14 (Special
Telegram.) The bank of Radullffe, a
private Institution, capitalised at SW.W0,
is closed, and the president, H. B. Hlm
mell, and cashier.' J.. E. ' Hlmmell, are
missing. It Is reported that there are
practically no assets. Flight of the offi
cers Is alleged to be due to losses caused
by speculation. The HlmmeUs left here
yesterday with their families In an auto
mobile for Eldora, where they took a
train. There is no clue to their destina
tion. While tn Eldora yesterday the Hi'.nmela
filed bankruptcy proceedings and sched
uled assests of fJOO.000. If these aaseta
are real all claims will be paid. Mys
tery, however, surrounds the absence of
the two families and uo clue has yet
been discovered as to their whereabouts.
Rebels Are Ready to
Occupy San Bias
WASHINGTON. May 14.-Rear Admiral
Howard reported to the Navy department
today that the York town reported yes
terday that It was believed that the
constltulonallsts would occupy Sen Bias
on the west cost of Mexico before night.
Tht Navy department announced that
Admiral Howard has warned all vessels
that all lights are out on the west coast
of Mexico. Admiral Howard reported
"all quiet" at Acajulco. Manzanillo and
The National Capital
Tharadar. Mar 14, IK 14.
Met at noon.
Senator Chilton spoke in favor of re
peal of Panama canal toll exemption.
Met at noon.
Diplomatic appropriation bill debate
Vera Cruz Heroes in
OLD YETERANSON PARADE
Fire Hundred March in Annual Re
riew at Grand Island.
PUBLIC SCHOOL PUPILS IN LINE
Ladles of t.rsnil riny Prenent "Ilk
Fins; and Portrait of Abraham
Lincoln to the Dndae
GRAND IsLAM), Neb.. May U.-tSpe-clal
Telegram ) This morning's program
of the Grand Army encampment con
sisted of a parade and the presentation
by the Ladies of the Grand Army of the
Republic of a fine silk flag and, a por
trait of Abraham Lincoln to the Dodge
school, the oldest In the city. Oven oOO
Veterans were In line and all of the
children of the public schools, over 2,im0
In number. The parade was o.'er a nv!e
long. Department Commander l-mpster
Is unable, to be present and Cwnrade
George I. Humphrey of the local post
presided at the presentation. Addressee
were made by Miss Conley of Omaha and
Mrs. Fan cher, president of the Ladies of
the Grand Army of the Republlo of Lin
coln. The exercises were closed by the
singing of the Star ."panglsd Banner and
were Intensely patriotic.
Charge of Horse
VALENTINE, Neb., May 14. (Special.)
The charge of horse stealing was
dropped by County Attorney Ruby
against Karl Hammond, who was ar
rested a few days aa-o on that charge.
When the evidence waa mibmllted it de
veloped that the young man, who Is but
17 years old, had no Idea of stealing the
horse and saddle which he appropriated
and waa unaware that he had committed
any serious offense when he took them.
He started out from his home to walk
to the railroad and when about fifteen
miles from the road he took the horse
to gain time and then turned It loose,
supposing it would return home. All the
evidence showed that the young man
was entirely Innocent of any intentional
Bombs Into Federal
Works at Mazatlan
MAZATLAN, Mexico. May !1 (Via
Wireless to San Diego, May 14.) General
Obregon's military aviators be-nme ef
fective again today In the battle 'hat has
been waged for many days at Mazatlan.
An aeroplane, circling above the federal
entrenchments, dropped bombs with con
siderable accuracy Into the fortifications.
They exploded directly within thi federal
lines, but the extent of the Inlury In
flicted was not reported la the city.
Boy Tells How He
HERKIMER. N. Y., Msy 14 A con
fession . alleged to have been made by
Jean Giant nl, telling in detail how he
murdered his young school teacher, waa
introduced today at Glanlnl'a trial.
In the alleged confession young Oianinl
says he killed his teacher for revenge.
"I walked up the street with her to
ward my home," according' to the docu
ment In evidence, "and when we got be
yond the stone quarry I hit her with a
monkey wrench. Then I stabbed her
with a knife and dragged ber over to a
lot. I waa not afraid when I got home.
I was just as happy as I ever waa and
did not think anything about It, as I
thought I hail revenge."
It ia alleged Oianinl killed the young
woman because she had reported his
misdoings at school to hla parents.
Canada Will Have
OTTAWA, Ont., May 14 The bill inak
Ins tipping and tbe taking of tips an in
dictable offense haa paased the senate
committee of the wbole, practically with
The bill was Introduced some time ago
by Senator Davis, a westerner and at
first excited much ridicule. Then suddenly
a widespread demand for the passage of
the bill sprang up. with the result that
It has been rushed throtigh the com
mittee, which means that it will pass the
senate and be sent to the house com
mittees for ooncurrenoe.
The bill makes It an offense punish
able by a fine of IHK) to give or take a
tip and mak the employer equally
liable to the flna
New York City
u ; :
Says United States is
Trying to Grab Land
BERLIN, May 14 The United States
waa today accused of planning- to acquire
territory In Mexico by Dr. Peter Spahn,
leader of the Clerical party, during a de
bate In thr. Imperial Parliament which
followed the reading of a communication
from Gottlieb von Jagow, the German
"The Incidents In Mexico prove that
the United States Is trying to extend Its
borders to the south," ssld Dr. Spahn.
"Distrust of the United States has been
augmented through It a demand on the
South American republlca to free them
selves from the domination of European
capital so that the North American
trusts msy enter them undisturbed. "
Only brief reference wss made to the
Mexican sltuatlan, however, by the
foreign minister in hia survey of Ger
many's foreign relational He aald the
German government waa gratified that
the government of the United States,
with which the Germans continued to
have the best relation, bad decided to
accept the proffered meditation.
"All the European powers." said George
Gotheln, a radical member, "have an In
terest In seeing that the United States
does not make out ot Mexico a second
Cuba. We must demand the open door
there, too. for Mexico's resources are
very great and promise a big -future.
The extension of the Monroe doctrine to
business Interests Is very dangerous.''
Nothing of Petition
to Nominate Him
GRAND ISLAND, May 14. (Special
Telegram.) "Until Just a moment ago I
knew nothing about It," aald Governor
Morehead this morning, before leaving
for Lincoln, when Informed of the peti
tions In circulation here nominating him
for governor. "And there la nothing that
I ran say at tha present time."
It waa learned that the petitions were
put In circulation yesterday by members
of the Young Men's Democratic club.
"The purpose . of the petition," said a
young democrat, who did not, however,
purport to speak officially for the or
ganisation, "Is to smoke Charley Bryan
Chairman Thompson Having been in
Hyannls on court business waa not ex
pec ted to return until noon, on the train
on which the governor left, and tbe two
have so far not met.
Salazar Not Guilty
of Smuggling Arms
SANTA FE, N. M. .May lt.-General
Jose Ynes Salazar, one of the Huerta's
many commanders who ran away from
the battle at Onjedga, Max., last Jan
uary, waa captured on the American aide
and later was arrested on a federal war
rant charging him violating . neutrality,
today was acquitted In the federal court.
He waa Immediately rearrested by United
States army officers and taken to Fort
Wlngate, N. M.
Salaxar, a companion of General Pas
cual Orosco, attracted attention In the
United States several yeara ago because
he was charged with having killed
Thomaa Fountain, an American, at Par
rel, Mex., after vigorous protests against
Fountain's execution bad been sent by
the Ktate department.
After escaping from OJlnaga wlten the
federals were defeated by the rebels. Sala
rar rode along- the United States border
and later was caught In Texas. He was
arrested on an old Indictment charging
him with smuggling arms and ammunition
across the border at Columbus, N. M.
His release from the federal charge
placed him in the same status of the
other Mexican refugees now confined at
UNION PACIFIC PUT ON
EIGHTPER CENT BASIS
NBW YORK. May 14,-The executive
committee of the Union Paclflo railroad
company voted today to reduce the
quarterly dividend on the common stock
payable July 1, from to 3 per cent.
This places the stock on an right per
oent basis and pursuant to a plan an
nounced when the Union Paclflo recently
declared Ha Intention of distributing a
big bonus to the common stock holders.
MORE EARTHQUAKE SHOCKS
ARE FELT AT CATANIA
CATANIA. Sicily, May 14-Karthquaae
shocks continued throughout the night
and early today, while Mount F.tna was
still active. Only insignificant damage
FALL OF HUERTA
AND HIS CAPITAL
IS FEW DAYS OFF
Fall of Tampico Considered to Mean
End of Dictator's Reg-ime
Almost at Hand.
REBEL FORCES HOLD OIL CITY
American Warships Ag-ain at Port
Captured by Insurgents.
OIL PROPERTY BELIEVED SAFE
It is Expected Port Will Be Opened
to All Commerce,
VILLA STARTS FOR SALTILLO
He Will Attack Stronghold with
Twenty-Five Thousand Men.
REBELS IN NEED OF AMMUNITION
Chieftain Thinks t'omlna Combat
Will Practically F.xhnnst Sepply
- on Hand Will Aak Modifi
cation of Raiharga,
WASHINGTON, May U.-Amir-legn
wttrsblpg are again at Tampico.
Rear Admiral Badger cabled the
Navy department late today that
Rear Admiral Mayo with the Des
Moines and Dolphin steamed up the
Panuco river from the outer harbor
at 11 a, m. and anchored In front of
the town. All was quiet there, with
conatltutlonallata in poBgeealon.
BROWNSVILLE, Tel., May 14.
Details of the fall of Tampico late
Wednesday was received in an offi
cial dispatch today by Colonel J.
Rlcaut, commander In Matamoros.
Tbe federal force under General
Zaragosa fled under cover ot a down
pour of rain, being; followed by the
forces of Generals Pabl and Luis
VERA CRUZ, May U-Three Mexican
gunboats, loaded with federal soldiers,
escaped from Tampico yesterday when
the last stronghold ot Provisional Presi
dent Huerta on the eastern seaboard of
Mexico waa taken by the constitutionalist
army, and rode at anchor today under the
protecting guns of Rear Admiral Mayo'a
squadron ot American warships off
It la probable that among- the federal
officer on the Mexican warships is the
commander whose refusal to comply with
Rear Admiral Mayo's demand for a salute
to the Stare and Stripes in reparation
for. an Insult to the American flag pre
cipitated the American occupation of the
port of Vera Crux.
With the fall ot Tampico the line of ad
vance ot the constitutionalists forces to
ward the sotith has been drawn from
cosst to coast and now embracea mora
than half the republic of Mexico.
Observers here express the opinion that
the taking of Tampico by the constitution
alists forms one ot the closing scenes of
the dictatorship of Generat VIctorlano
Huarta. They believe that his downfall
Is a question only ot weeks and perhaps
only of days, while some are Inclined to
give the dictator only a few hours be
fore hla control In the federal capital
ends In possible riot and bloodshed.
llnerta le lleaumed la.
General Huerta I now hemmed in by
the constitutionalists In tha north while
his most Important seaport la In the
hands of American troops, and American
warships are watching- both coasts.
Of all the Important railroads In Mexico
only those running from the capital to
Puerto Max loo, Saline Cms and Man
aanlllo remain completely under federal
Within sixty miles of Mexico City
Emillano Zapata and his lawless foU
lowers rule the entire state of Morel os.
Farther south the Flgueroa brothers
and an army of bandits are running riot
through the state ot Guerrero.
To the west of the capital the railre.,1
to Mansanillo ia open, but American war-
snips dominate tha port, while to tbe east
of Mexico City, Vera Crui haa been Cut
off, and with It tbe whole stretch ot wild
country northward to Tampico.
According to the bast Information ob
tainable, Villa la besieging Ban Luis Po
tosl. If that city haa not already fallen
Into tie handa of the conaUtutionaliats.
General Huerta therefore la fighting
with hia back to a wall that otters little
defense, for rumors are everywhere cur
rent that Zanata and inuihl k. 1-1
guero brothers with their followers will
combine with the victorious constitution
alists and carry out aa assault on Mex
ico City from the south aa General Villa
drives home his atttok from the north.
The federal forces are being- driven
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