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THE BIRMINGHAM AGE-HERALD.
VOL. 36 BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA. MONDAY, JULY 1(3, NO. 75 GEN. REGALADO LISES IIS LIFE On Scouting Expedition in Bor der of Guatemala COMPANY WAS EXTERMINATED — General Regalado, Accompanied by Adjutant and Small Escort, Was Surprised by Guatemalan Regulars—Heroic Fight. Mexico City, July 15.—It is now known that General Regalado of Salvador lost his life in a scouting expedition. He was In command of his army on the border of Guatemala when he resolved to explore within the border of Guatemala. He start ed out accompanied only by an adjutant and a small escort, when he came unex pectedly upon a large body of Guatemalan regulars, who overwhelmed his force. Regalado and his escort sold their lives dearly, making an heroic fight and killing many of their foes. But they were exter minated. No quarter was asked. This account disposes of the Guatemalan official report which represented that Regalado was killed In a pitched battle. 1 The battle that really occurred on the same day was between General Toledo's revolutionary army and Guatemalan regu lars, which ended In defeat for the latter. The consul general of Mexico in Tegu cigalpa, capital of Honduras, reports of ficially that In spite of the strict neutral ity hitherto maintained by the Honduras government the territory of that country was Invaded by Guatemalan troops when a conflict occurred. This invasion was an act of war. Militia Well Armed. Honduras has more than 50,000 militia, mostly well armed, and will prove a val uable ally of Salvador and of the revolu tionists. When the Guatemalan troops crossed over into Honduras that coun try had some 2000 troops engaged in guarding the frontier to preserve neutral ity. Honduras considers its well-main tained neutrality was violated by Guate mala. Honduras, of course, asserts that they can mobolize wit'hln two weeks a powerful army. Both Honduras and Salvador have long been on good terms. It Is not believed in Central America that the United States will attempt, ex cept by moral suasion, to bring about peace. The Guatemalan revolutionists say they will accept any President for that coun try that may be jointly agreed upon by President Diaz and President Roosevelt. They claim that this shows that they are only fighting for the good of the govern ment, and that they will carry out the terms of General Barillas’ proclamation assuring the amplest protection to Ameri can and foreign interests in Guatemala. To Protect Border. The Mexican government Is endeavoring in good faith to protect Its southern bor der. General Barillas, who Is admitted to be chief of the revolution, is still In this city. He .says he has the utmost confi dence In the success of the revolution. There is great interest In the war shown here, and there Is no denying that public sympathy is with Salvador, which Is Mex ico's friend and ally in Central America, and with Honduras. Refugees from Guatemala continue to arrive here via Saline Cruz and Tehuan tepec railway. Some have escaped over land. They agree that the war will be a desperate one. and President Cabrera will make a good fight. A 1 rge number of eminent Guatemalans are In prison. The country Is denuded of laborers and coffee cannot be picked. No corn has been planted. Salvador has received an Important war loan and is in a position to make a long campaign. Good Offices Accepted. Washington, July 15—Both Guatemala and Salvador have accepted the tender of the good offices of this government look ing to a settlement of their differences. This Information Is conveyed In official dispatches received at the state depart ment today from the American diplomatic representatives in Guatemala and Salva dor, announcing that the two belligerent countries have availed themselves of the lender of the good offices of the United States looking to their approaching each ether in a conference having in view an adjustment of their differences, the ces sation of hostilities and the bringing about of peace. The advices to the state department, it Is stated, make no reference to prepara tion of war regarding which President Bonilla of Honduras today announced that Honduras had made no declaration of war. and that ‘Guatemala invaded terri tory without previous declaration." It is stated that while both Guatemala and Salvador have accepted in principle the proposition for a*peace conference, the question of arbitration will be a subject for future consideration. A fortnight ago there was a disposition on the part of the belligerents to arbi trate. The question then was whether Guatemala had injured Salvador by har boring insurgents on her territory, or whether Salvador, by doing the same thing, had injured Guatemala. Recent Battle. But the recent battle with the death of General Regalado, the former President of Salvador, and the leader of the Salva dorean troops, changed the situation. It is pointed out that as no territorial or boun dary question is in dispute, the matter of indemnity for invasion of territory would be a main question by the peace confer ence. So far no advices have reached this government regarding the battle which took place Saturday night, and in which as stated in Salvador advices tonight, the Salvadorean army defeated the Guate malan forces at Platanar. The advices regarding the Central Amer ican situation were forwarded to the Pres ident at Oyster Bay by Acting Secretary of State Bacon, who is in charge of state [ departmental affairs during the absence | of Secretary Root. Mr. Bacon made arrangements to leave m Washington for Oyster Bay on the mid K night train tonight. It is understood he is W carrying dispatches and other papers *** bearing on the situation to lay before the President tomorrow. All that Mr. Ba con w’ould say regarding the situation was that everything w*as progressing fa vorably. The navy department had no advices SENATOR PETTUS’ WIFE DIES AT HOME IN SELMA Selma, July 15.—(Special.)—Mrs. Mary Chapman Pettus, wife of Senator E, W. Pettus, died at her home in this city this morning at 4:30 o'clock after an ill ness of several weeks. The end was not unexpected and came with Senator Pettus and her children and grandchildren at her bedside. Mrs. Pettus was Miss Mary Chapman, daughter of Judge Samuel Chapman and she was born In Huntsville, November 24, 1823. She was married to Senator Pettus on June 27, 1844. and is survived by two i daughters, Mrs. Lucy T. Roberts, of I Birmingham, and Mrs. Mary N. Lacy, of Selma. The grandchildren are E. Pettus Roberts, John Roberts and Miss Bessie, Mary, Ctova, Alice and Agnes Roberts, of Birmingham; E. P. Lacy, of of Birmingham; E. P. Lacy, Theo I.acy and Sam Lacy, of Selma; E. W. Pettus, Jr., and Miss Alice Pettus, of Selma, the latter being children of the late Francis Pettus, besides these there are numerous nephews and nieces and six grand children. The funeral will take place from the family residence at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon. PRESIDENT MAT GET SETTLEMENT PEACE BETWEEN GUATEMALA AND SALVADOR MAY BE SE CURED AT ANY MOMENT—SAL VADOR IS AGAIN INVADED. New York, July 16.—The Associated Press has received the following from Leocadio Grama jo. private secretary to Manuel Cabrera, President of Guatemala: : "It is possible that the efforts of Presi- j dent Roosevelt to secure a peaceful set- 1 tlement of the difficulty between Guate mala and Salvador may result success fully at any moment." Continuing, the telegram says: "Salvador has again invaded Guatemala from the south in the vicinity of Jalpa gua, and on the northeastern frontier. She seems to be preparing to invade be tween these points. On the south Sal vador has a large army with artillery. The Guatemalans today have given them battle and will drive them from our ter ritory. The invasion on the northeast comes from the direction of Pinauelas. At this point we have dislodged and routed the enemy and have been pursuing them since yesterday. A Salvadorean army in the center Is at present being recruited, as if intending invasion from that quar ter also. We will promptly drive them back here, as elsewhere. "This aggression is going on in spite of the good offices for peace recently inaugu rated by President Roosevelt. "The Guatemalan government accepted at once the kindly intervention of the President of the United States, and is now' awaiting the answer of Salvador. "President Diaz of Mexico also offered to mediate In this matter, in co-operation with the United States, and his offer was accepted." _-___ PELGAIC SEALING IS TO BE STOPPED NEGOTIATIONS ARE NOW UNDER WAY AT WASHINGTON—TREATY WILL BE MADE GENERAL WITH ALL MARITIME NATIONS. Victoria, B. C„ July 15.—According to advices received here the negotiations that are being carried on at Washington for the cessation of pelgaic sealing on the basis of the purchase of the Victoria and Hakodate sealing fleets, and indemnifica tion of the pelgaic sealers for the loss of their industry have been almost con cluded. Sir Henry Duraod, British am bassador, and the United States secretary of state reached an agreement, it is re ported, and a commission will be ap pointed with ipne representative from Great Britain. Canada and the United States to work out the details of the ngTeement for the preservation of the seal herds. When the treaty has been drawn up, negotiations will be commenced with Japan, Russia and other maritime nations especially those interested in sealing to have the treaty for the preservation of the fur seals made general. One condition of the sealing settlement it Is understood will be the cessation of all seal killing on the rookeries at the Prybloff Islands, for at least one year, except such as may be necessary for the support of the natives. It is believed that Japan will Joint with the other two nations more directly interested in Pelagic sealing in this agreement. To Prolong Line. Mexico City, July 15.—Vice President and General Manager Neeland of the Pan American railway line, being built from the Isthmus of Tetiuantepac to Guate mala, Is In Guatemala City to confer with President Cabrera about the prolongation of the line through that republic. The rail ways here have been greatly taxed to handle their Immense freights which have accumulated at Important points. from Central America today In regard to the troubles there. Only Feasible Plan. Mexico City, July 15.—The Mexican Her ald suggests that the only feasible plan for permanently pacifying Central Amer ica and preserving orderly and peaceable residence, both native and foreign. In those countries from the rule of despotic leaders whose sole atm Is to enrich them selves. is to place the live little republic* under a protectorate with Mexico and the United States co-operating. The Herald declares that there is little real freedom in Central America for these people who most need the protection of wise and progressive rulers. Central Americans who are desirous of living at peace, and with a hope to make their way In the world, are oppressed by bad gov ernment, forced loans and all the evils of tyranny. Next Step to Peace. It was stated that the next step looking to peace negotiations Is the fixing of the time and place for a meeting of con ferees, and that while these matters are being .determined the American diplomatic representatives In Guatemala and Salva dor will be the mediums through which communications will he exchanged. This procedure may consume some time. Washington officials are now hopeful of a peaceful adjustment of the differences which have brought the Central American governments to a clash of arms. The Guatemalan minister, Mr. Munojs, announced late tonight that he had no news to communicate to the press. LIGHTNING KILLS BOY IN CHICAGO FOUR OTHERS ARE SERIOUSLY IN wJRED, AND SEVERAL HOUSES ARE DAMAGED BY BOLTS IN HEAVY RAINSTORM. Chicago, July 15.—One person was killed and four others seriously burned by lightning today while seeking shelter from a rain storm under a tree on Oak street and the Lake Shore drive. The dead: Prank Mataon. 14 years old. The injured: William Haupers, George Homan, Charles Sleeting, Joseph Sleet ing. Several buildings were struck by light ning and set on Are, the most seriously damaged being the residence of Arch bishop James E. Quigley on North State street, which sustained a loss of about $10,000. SAN FRANCISCO IS RISING FROM RUINS LABOR SITUATION EXCITES MUCH INTEREST—MANY MEN ARE NEEDED IN ALL DEPARTMENTS OF BUILDING INDUSTRY. San Francisco, July 15.—San Francisco Is arising from Its ashes with a rapidity that surprises all, and building Is pro gressing on all sides. The labor situa tion Is exciting much Interest and in quiry, and the CftMforrrln promotkw* com mittee after careful Investigation, and conferences with employers and employes through the Building Trades' council, with which all building trades artlBans ore affiliated, and builders exchanges, and the builders’ association, representing the employers, contractors and material men, •has ascertained that In all trades, except the building trades, the demand Is fully supplied with one exception, ordinary laborers, several thousand such men be ing In immediate demand for railway con struction and debris removal. In the building trades conditions are entirely different, mechanics are needed, in all departments of the building Indus try, principally In the following trades: Hod carriers, bricklayers, cement work ers, bridge and structural Iron workers, architectural Iron wokers, plasteers, lath es, carpenters, sheet metal workers and elevator constructors. SITUATION COMPLICATED. Honduras Has Been Drawn Into Cen tral American Conflict. Panama. July 15.—The fact that Hon duras has been drawn Into the Central American conflict complicates the situa tion there. The Associated Press is Informed that President Bonilla of Honduras, may he compelled by President Zelaya of Nic aragua and President Escalon of Salva lor, both of whom are said to be enemies of President Estrada Cabrera of Gaute mala, to take sides with them. Dr. Fernando Sanchez, former minister of foreign affairs in the cabinet of Pres ident Zelaya, who Is now here says bo believes Honduras was provoked by Pres ident Cabrera, who it Is reported furnish arms and financial aid to former President Juan Angelarlas and General Rivas to start a revolution in Honduras, and Sal vador. where they enj great prestage. Dr. Sanchez adds th unless the reported death of General Tomas Regalado, com mander of the Salvadorean army, be true, Guatemala, In his opinion, stands no chance of defeating the coalition. NICARAGUA IS NEUTRAL. Battles Are Being Fought in Honduras and Salvador. Managua, Nicaragua, July 15.—In reply to a request for a statement as to the truth or falsity of reports that Nicaragua has assisted In the war against Guate mala, the Associated Press today received the following statement from President Zelaya: “Nicaragua has been and Is and will remain neutral. Guatemala with a strong army has in vaded Honduras and Salvador and bat tles are being fought In both countries. Guatemalan troops are advancing In Hon duras. GENERAL KOZLOV KILLED. Revolver Used by Well Dressed Assas sin Who is Arrested. London, July 16.—A dispatch to a news agency from St. Petersburg says that General Kozlov of the headquarters' staff was murdered in the park at Peterhof Saturday. His assailant used a revolver. The three shots fired were all effective. The murderer was a well-dressed man. He has been arrested but not Identified. The case is regarded as mysterious as General Kozlov was connected with no political agitation. The murderer who is believed to be a social revolutionists, carried a photograph at which he gazed attentively before fir ing as if comparing It with General Kozlov. It was a photograph of General Trepoff. Kill Merchant and Fatally Wounds Oepuly Sheriff HUS FLED TO THE MOUNTAINS Father, Who Was With Son at Time of the Murder, Returns to Knox ville, Where He Surrenders and Is Put in Jail. Knoxville, Tenn., July 15,-John Mc Pherson, aged 24, Is a fugitive from Jus tice, with two posses pursuing him, charged with the murder of Grant Smith, a former merchant of this city, and the fatal wmundlng of Deputy Sheriff William Walker, who attempted to arrest him. McPherson shot and killed Smith In the house of Nettle Hall, apparantly without provocation. McPherson was accompanied by his father, Dr. Buck McPherson, at the time, and the two left the city In a buggy, going toward the mountains. Three miles out their buggy collided with one driven by Dr. Joseph Waddell, breaking a shaft, which so enraged young McPherson that he pulled the physician from the buggy and beat him seriously. Waddell went to 8heriff Walker's home, and the two pursued the McPhersons. One mile further out they met. Walker demanded the surrender of young Mc Pherson, and was shot through the right lung as a result. Walker will die. Young McPherson continued into the mountains, while his father returned here and surrendered, and is now In jail. Re wards have been offered for young Mc Pherson’s arrest, and posses are pursuing him. Dr. McPherson shot and killed a fellow physician some eight years ago, and served five years of a seven-year sentence before he was pardoned. SPEAKS ON SUBJECT OF SOLDIERS' UNION Ffr«t Stop Toward Organ1 V. op 1/1 Northern Part of Russia. St. Petersburg, July IB.—At a meeting held today at Gatchina, thirty miles from St. Petersbudg, attended by three of the guard regiments, an officer addressed the men on the subject of the Soldiers’ union which la being organized. He pointed out that the league was democratic, and was being organized for the purpose of guarding the constitution and establishing constitutional institutions, and to prepare the army to come over to the people when they were ready, and armed for re sistance. The soldiers received the speech with much applause and showed eagerness to Join the. union which already Is very strong In southern and southwestern Rus sia, Siberia, the Caucasus and Turkestan. Today's meeting was the first step to ward organization in this locality. CRUISER AGROUND. Hopes Are Entertained for the Saving of the Umbria. Kingston. Jamaica, July 15.—The Italian cruiser Umbria which went aground on a mud bank here July 13 remains fast. Her guns and the coal In her bunkers have been removed in order to lighten the vessel and hopes of saving her are enter tained. Weather conditions are good. The Umbria Is a third-class cruiser of 2,245 tons. She was built at I.eghorn in 1891. LOSE 2000 MEN. Guatemala Army Is Repulsed by Hon durean Army. San Salvador, July 15, 6 p. m.—Saturday night the Salvadorean army again at tacked the Guatemalan force* at Platanar and obtained a victory over them. The Guatemalans suffered a loss of 2000 Thte Guatemala army, which Invaded The Guatemalan army, which invaled by way of Santa Fe, was repulsed by the Hondurean army. Honduras is making common cause with Salvador. To Confer With President. Washington, July 15.—Secretary Taft left Washington at 1 o'clock this morn ing for Oyster Bay to to confer further with the President regarding the estab lishment of the army brigade posts as well as several other matters of war de partment business which he desires to close up before he enters upon his sum mer vacation. Tomorrow he will leave New York for Murray Bay on the St. Lawrence river to spend about two months playing golf and rowing, his fav orite pastimes. He will return to Wash ington before the beginning of October, but will leave again In the course of a week or two, to enter into the Ohio campaign and early in November will ac company the President to Panama. +♦««*»** »♦♦-» ♦♦♦•♦♦♦«♦**♦♦ «. t FIFTH FIRE. * ♦ - ♦ ♦ New York, July 15.—The fifth fire ♦ ♦ within a few days in the American ♦ ♦ Cotton Dock and Trust company's ♦ ♦ plant at Tompkinsville broke out ♦ ♦ day from an unknown cause, and ♦ «. destroyed the remaining store house ♦ .+. house and about a thousand bales -♦ ♦ of cotton. The loss Is Wn.000 and ♦ ♦ will fall upon the company as the ♦ underwriters some time ago can- ♦ ♦ celled all policies on cotton owing ♦ ♦ to the recent frequent fires. ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦*«*»«♦»♦♦ *■*-* «♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦ » » EFFECTIVE CITY HOUSE .LEANING IN LOUISIANA & /m , - New Orleans, July 15.—The work of a remarkable city house cleaning party, which last night placed 160 negroe men and women on board a passenger train at l^ake Charles. L*a., and shipped them out of town and parish. Is told tonight in dispatches to the Picayune. They were placed on the same train with the body of a negro who last week shot and killed the city marshal of Jennings. I-a., and who subsequently died in jail at I^ake Charles from wounds received while attempting to avoid arrest. Shortly before midnight the negro ten derllon known as “The Hole In the W all was invaded by several hundred white men. including some members of the state militia on their way to the annual state emcampment. The dispatch adds: "House after house was visited and the inmates not being even given time to dress, were taken out and turned over to a guard. •The motley group was marched under guard of pistols to a water tank about a mile from town, and a passenger train i stopped. The negroes were then put aboard and their fares paid as far as the parish line, members of the guard riding that far with them. "Some of the negro women were shipped away in their night dresses." The dispatch says that care wras taken In the raid not to deal unfairly with the negroes, and that when no weapon was found on one of them if he could prove his identity as a resident of Lake Charles he was not molested. I APPROPRIATION IS MADE FOR FAMINE ACCEPTANCE OF BILL WITHOUT AMENDMENT BY COUNCIL OF THE EMPIRE IS GREAT SUR PRISE TO THE LOWER HOUSE. St. Petersburg, July 15.—The council of the empire's aceptance without amend ment on Saturday of parliament's bill appropriating *7,500.000 famine relief came as a surprise, but has occasioned the greatest Jubllcation In the camp of the lower house, and it is regarded as a vote of lack of confidence In the Goremykin ministry on the part of the upper cham ber. While many of the speakers in the council of the empire really favored adop tion of the cabinet's recommendations, they recognized that it would be a fatal mistake for the council to antagonize the lower house In the present' crisis. Moreover, those on the Inside who were the government and the constitutional democrats were entering the final stage, naturally were influenced by coming events. According to tonight's reports, all the quentAonsRja principle Involved of a change of the ministry, has resolved it self Into a mere question of personali ties. The emperor is still objecting to , certain names proposed by the constitu tional democrats. Admiral SkrydlofT probably will succeed the late Vice-Admiral Chouknin, com mander of the Black Sea fleet. The ngraftifn n#romfSw1rn».««g. «*r» 4«wb, house In deference to the firm protest of the group of toil has rejected the proposal of M. Kutllarevsky of Saratov, to place In the agrarian bill a provision exempt ing from expropriation land and stock companies, and lands like vineyards, fruit orchards, etc., under special cultivation. COUNT WITTE DOUBTS TREPOFF INTERVIEW Says Policy Condemned Was Largely Shaped by Trepoff Himself. Reserves Opinion. London, July 15.—In an interview with the Dally Telegraph'sAlx Lea Rain cor respondent, Count Witte doubted the authenticity of much of General Trepoff’s interview of July 6 concerning conditions In Russia. "He is alleged to have Btated." said the former Russian premier, "that the present alarming condition in Russia was caused byl the mistaken action or Inaction of the government during the past two years. He cannot deliberately have spoken thus, because the policy condemned was large ly shaped by himself. His views always were favorably considered and often car ried out. He never Indicated by acts that he abhors the policy which heretofore lie advocated as alone salutary. As General Trepoff is reasonable man I must decline to accept his alleged public self-flag ellation as genuine.” Count Witte reserved his opinion on most of the present conditions in Russia and refused to reply to the aspersions cast upon the premiership, saying that per sonal recommendations would play harm ful at present. However, he dwelt on his financial policy which had been "tested severely and proven atrong." ELKS AT DENVER. Twentieth Annual Reunion Assembles T oday. Denver, July 15.—Delegates to the 20th annual reunion of the Elks have been pouring Into Denver today and tonight. The largest delegation arrived from Philadelphia, each member armed with a miniature liberty bell, and determined to secure the next convention for Philadel phia. The members of the order and their friends were entertained during the after noon and evening with Informal recep tions. The grand lodge officers were given a reception at the Brown Palace, and late this afternoon were taken around the city In automobiles. The official celebration will begin to morrow afternoon. M. SARRAUT IMPROVING. Interest In Dreyfus Case ie Waning In France. Paris, July 15.—The surgeons In attend ance upon M. Sarraut. who was wounded Friday In a duel with M. Pugllesl-Conti at Ville D'Avray, Issued a bulletin to day saying that their patient’s condition was considerably improved. The danger ous period, they say. has been passed, but complete repose has been ordered. The press continues Its comment on the Dreyfus case, but the interest of the gen eral public is waning. The closing of Par liament and the departure on vacation of senators and deputies and the rapid exo dus of Parisians to summer resorts tends to relieve the former tension of the oppos ing elements. Confesaes Murder. Sebastopol, July 15.—A former sailor named 8hetenko, who was arrested to day, confessed that he was the murderer of Vice Admiral Choukntn. EIGHT SOLDIERS OVERCOME BY HEAT WERE BURDENED WITH 90-POUND PACKS, WHICH ARE NOW BEING TESTED BY THE GOVERNMENT. MERRIAM IMPROVEMENT. Chicago, July 15.—L'nder the Rtrain of carrying a 90-pound pack which la now being given a test by the government, eight soldiers of the two battalions of the Twenty-seventh Infantry regiment who left Fort Sherldtan today for Chicago, preparatory to marching to Indianapolis, for the fall maneuvers, were overcome by fatigue and heat, and It was neces sary to place them In an ambulance be fore half the day's Journey had been completed. Two of the eight companies were carrying the Herrlam improvement pack. This pack Is an Improvement over the old knoksack and it Is claimed Ita use will enable a man to carry rations for three days and ninety rounds of ammuni tion while marching. The actual weight of one of these packs is 90 pounds. THREE~WERE KILLED ON GRADE CROSSING Samuel Meanley and Two Children Run Over by Manhattan Beach Express. New York, July 15.—Three persons were killed In a grade crossing accident on the Long Island railroad’s Manhattan Beach Hns In Bast New York. The dead are: Samuel Meanley, 37 years, a hotel keeper of Brooklyn. Samuel Meanley, Jr., his 4-year-old son. Annie Meanley, his 9-year-old daughter. | Mr. Meanley and his children, accom- 1 panled by Max Rubin, 12 years of age, were driving when struck by a Manhattan Beach exppress. The father and son were instantly killed and the girl died within a few hours. Rubin was unconscious In a hospital tonight, and may be fatally In jured. CATHOLIC STRIFE. Conflict 18 Again Renewed in Brutal Form. Siedelce, Russian Poland, July 15.—The Marlavlte Catholic strife has again been resumed owing to the action of the court In returning to its owners the Catholic church recently captured by the Marla vltes in the village of Gremkov. After the return of this church to the Catholics It was again attacked and re captured by the Marlavltes. The con flict was less deadly than brutal. The wounded were most horribly maltreated, being hacked with hatchets and axes, strips of their flesh being torn out, teeth and ears missing, and eyes gouged out. The fighting lasted until a detachment of dragoons arrived on the scene. Two per sons were killed and forty wounded. CONVENTION CLO8E8. - i Fifteenth Annual Meeting of Baptist Young People’s Union of America. Omaha, July 16.—The fifteenth interna tional convention of the Haptist Young People's C’nlon of America closed tonight with a consecration service, conducted by W. H. Geistwell of Chicago. This wae preceded by an address by A. K. Dubois, i LL. D., of Chicago on "Our Response to God’s Gift of Power." This forenoon visiting clergymen Ailed the pulpits of the local churches, and this afternoon the convention sermon was de livered by E. Y. Mullins, D. D., of Louis ville. PRIZE 18 WON. Vanderbilt's Malntenon Captures $20, 000 Purse at Paris. ^ Paris, J illy 15.—The prize of the Presi dent of the republic, one mile and four and a half furlongs, and valued at $30,000. was won today at Maizon's Lafltte by W. K. Vanuerbilt’s Maintenon, with the American Jockey Ransch in the saddle. J. Lleux’s Punta Gorda was second, and E. Cunnington’s Elder third. The weather was fine and among those at the track were President and Mme. Fallleries and Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Longworth. Guncotton Injured. New Port, R. I., July 15.—The supply of guncotton stored In naval magazines and on warships along tbe Atlantic coast, is said to have shown such evidences of deterioration when examined by experts that orders have been issued for its re turn to the torpedo station, and the issu ance of a new supply. All pf the con demned guncotton has been manufactur ed within three years. Zulus Destroyed. Johannesburg, July 15.-*The Sunday Times describing the destruction of * \ Zulu Impi In the home valley says the | loyal levies so thoroughly completed the | work of the Transvaal men that they did not let even a wounded Zulu escape. Find ing that the Zulus would not believe that Chief Bambaata was dead, his head was cut off and exhibited to them for two days. It was then burled. SEE SDN TODAY Will lie first Meeting Since Killing of Stanford While CONFERENCE WITH ATTOHNEY Clifford W. Hartridge, Jr.f It Chief Counsel for Harry K. Thaw. Former Attorneys Have Been Dismissed. New York, July 16.-Mrs. William Thaw was prohibited today by the prison rules from visiting her son Harry K. Thaw, in the Tombs, but it was nnnounced that she will see him some time tomorrow, probably In the afternoon. It will be the first meeting of mother and son since ths tragedy on the Madison 8quare roof gar den, when Thaw shot down Stanford White. Mrs. Thaw returned from Europe yes terday. Mrs. Thaw is staying at ths Hotel Lorraine, where Mrs. Nesbit Thaw, her daughter-in-law, has been making her home since Harry Thaw was arrested. There was a confrence at the elder Mrs. Thaw's apartments this afternoon at which Clifford W. Hartridge, Jr., who has become chief counsel to the prisoner since the latter's unexpected dismissal ol the law firm of Black, Olcott, Qruber 6t Bonyngo, was present. What transpired Is not known, and Mr. Hartridge declined afterwards to say what changes, If any, were contemplated in the line of defense. In speaking of the case today Mr. Hartridge said that while he realised young Thaw was In “an awful hole," ha did not believe that any Jury would ever convict him of anything. “I feel as sure of that,” said the at torney, “as I do that I am standing here. 1 would stake my soul on It.” An Old Friend. Previous to making the statement Mr. Hartridge had explained that for years he had been a personal and even Intimate friend of Harry, and it was as such that he originally was called Into the case. As to the reason leading up to the de claion op the part of ill aw to dispense with the serviceir-of Black, Oleotl, Gruber & Bongyne, Mr. Hartridge said lie could not speak at this time. He added: '"Judge Olcott is a personal and pro fessional friend of mipe and It would not be fair to him or to Harry to talk about that phase of the case until I shall have had an interview with Judge Olcott. I expect to see him tomorrow, and get from him the results of his work of the last two weeks or more. 1 have already re ceived from Judge Olcott many of the papers in the case, Including a long statement to the judge by Mrs. Harry Thaw. The others, Judge Olcott tells me, are locked In a safe deposit vault down town, and will be handed over to me to morrow as soon as the bank opens for business." Hartridge Talks. Mr. Hartridge then said to the report ers: "I want a full and frank understanding with the men who are going to follow thi3 case for the newspapers. I wish first of all that nobody shall be misled and that no stories detrimental or untrue as to either side shall get into print and bo credited to th** counsel for Harry. Thaw. As It Is, many stories have been printed that have hurt th«- case In the minds of the public, and friends of both persons most concerned in the affair. All that we want Is the truth. It will come out In good time." From a suggestion made by Mr. Hart rictge It Is evident that both Harry Thaw iai‘1 his wife are anxious to make some kind of a statement, for the new chief counsel said that among other plans he had in mind, was one providing that Harry and Mrs. Harry Thaw should write out for him whatever they think or feel that the newspapers should know, and he would pass on the articles and If he ap proved them, would give them out to the newspaper men. It Is known to those who have talked to Thaw and his wife that there are several subjects on W'hicH both wish to speak, but their lips have been sealed hitherto by counsel. These subjects deal In groat part with the early life and family relations. Insanity Theory, Mr. Hartridge was asked by one of the reporters If he was In a jiosltlon to out line what the defense might be, particu larly what the attitude of the present counsel would be on the 'Insanity" the ory. In view or Thaws strong determi nation not to he tried with that defense. Mr. Hartridge said: “I will not now nor at any future time before the trial give even a hint of what the defense will, or may he; such a pro ceeding would be unfair to my client, a® well as unprofessional. It will be months before he will be brought up for trial anyhow. I do not look for the trial be fore November or more probably Decem ber.” * Thaw spent a quiet day In the Tombs. He had counted on a vlatt from his moth er In spite of the frequent warnings from Warden Flynn that there is little likeli hood of her getting past the portals on Sunday. Warden Flynn said that day had been the most restful for the prisoner since he had entered the Tombs. WANT PEACE. United States Ministers Intercede for Central American Republics. Panama. July 15.—United States Minis ter COmbs at Gautemala City, and Minis ter Merry at San Salvador have ap proached respectively Presidents Cabrera and Esealon In an endeavor to re-estab lish peace between Guatemala and Sal vador. ETesident Cabrera Informed Mr. Combs that he Is willing to enter into negotiations for peace provided the United ftattes government will guarantee that further hostilities against Guatemala will cease. Assistant Secretary of State Bacon on Saturday cabled Instructions to Messrs. Combs and Merry to renew their effort* to establish permanent peace betwsa , tjuatemalla aod Salvador. *