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{ THE BIRMINGHAM AGE-HERALD
VOLUME XXXXV BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 1015 12 PAGES NUMBER 28
WILSON CALLS ON ALL
MEXICAN FACTIONSTO
ADJUST DIFFERENCES
Failure to Unite In Short Order Will
Force Action By the United States,
Carranza, Villa, Zapata, and others
Are Told—Various Interpretations
Placed On Message.
FOREIGN NATIONS APPROVE;1
ESPECIALLY LATIN-AMERICA
Government May Select Faction Giving Greatest Promise of
Peace and Support It Against Others—Mexican Leaders Re
gard Note as “Unfortunate”—Huerta Says It Will Fail of
Its Purpose—Villa’s Insolent Comment.
Washington, June 2.—President Wilson, in the name of the
United States government, today publicly called on all factions
in Mexico “totaccommodate their differences” and set up a
government that can be accorded recognition.
Failure to unite in a movement to bring peace to Mexico
“within a very short time,” it was announced iu a statement
telegraphed to Generals Carranza, Villa, Zapata and others,
would constrain the United States “to decide what means
should he employed” to save the people of the southern repub
I lie from further devastations of internal warfare.
I Everywhere—in official and diplomatic quarters and among Mexicans of
| varied leaning—the statement was interpreted as meaning that the United
I States would bring pressure to bear first to unite the factions in the choice
I of a provisional president, and failing to bring all elements together would
! give its active support to those elements which did agree. Ultimate inter
| vention was considered possible, but only if a hopeless condition of anarchy
| followed with no remedy from within the republic.
I The text of the President’s statement follows:
; LEADERS UNABLE TO
j CO-OPERATE AFTER SUCCESS
' “For more than two years revolutionary
> conditions have existed in Mexico. The
purpose of the revolution was to rid Mex
j ico of men who ignored the constitution
of the republic and used their power in
contempt of the right of its people; and
with these purposes the people of the
j United States instinctively and generous
ly sympathized. But the leaders of the
revolution, in the very hour of their suc
1 cess, have disagreed and turned their
arms against one another.
“All professing the same objects, they
are, nevertheless, unable or unwilling to
co-operate. A central authority at Mex
ico City is no sooner set up than it is
undermined and its authority denied by
those who are expected to support it.
j ‘Mexico is apparently no nearer a so
lution of her tragical troubles than she
was when the revolution was first kindled.
And she has been swept by civil war as
if by fire. Her crops are destroyed, her
fields He unseeded, her work cattle are
confiscated for the use of aimed factions,
her people flee to the mountains to es
cape being drawn into unavailing blood
shed, and no man seems to see or lead
the way to peace and settled order. There
1h no proper protection either fer her own
citizens or for the citizens of other na
tions resident, and at work within her
territory. Mexico is starving and with
out a government.
“Jr these circumstances the people
and government of the United States
cannot stand indifferently by and Jo
nothing to serve their neighbor. They
want nothing for themselves in Mex
too. Least, of all, do they desire to
retile her affairs for her, or claim any
right to do so. But neither do they
wish to see utter ruin come upon her
and they deem it their duty as friends
and neighbors to lend any aid they
properly can to any instrumentality
which promises to be effective in bring
ing about a settlement which will em
tedy the real objects of the revolu
tion—‘constitutional government and
the rights of the people. Patriotic
Mexicans are sick at heart and cry out
for peace and for every self-sacrifice
that be necessary to procure it. Their
people cry out for food and will pres
ently hate as much as they fear every
man, In their country or out. of it, who
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i A UNIQUE COURTESY 4
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4 Washington. June 2.—Rear Ad- 4
4 miral Caperton cabled the navy 4
4 department tonight that when his 4
4 flagship, the armored cruiser 4
• Washington, at anchor in Vera •
4 Cruz, fired a salute of 21 guns in 4
4 honor of Memorial Day a similar 4
4 salute boomed from the Carranza 4
4 battery ashore. On being informed 4
4 that the Mexicans had saluted in 4
4 honor of the American Memorial *
4 Day. Admiral Caperton said he 4
4 sent an officer ashore to express 4
4 his thanks for the courtesy. i
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stands between them and their daily
* bread.
TIME FOR POLICY
TO BE STATED FRANKLY
‘ It is time, therefore, that the gov
ernment of the United States should
frarkly state the policy which in these
extraordinary circumstances it becomes
Its duty to adopt. It must presently
do what it has not hitherto done or
felt at liberty to do—lend its active
moral support to some man or group
of men. if such may be found, who
can rally the suffering people of Mex
ico to their support in an effort to
ignore, if they cannot unite, the v ai -
ring factions of the country, return
to the constitution of the people so
long in abeyance and set lip a gov
ernment at Mexico City which the
great powers of the world can recog
nize and deal with; a government with
whom the programme of the revolution
will be a business and not merely a
platform.
T therefore publicly and very sol
emnly call upon the leaders of fac
tions in Mexico to act. to act together
and to act promptly for the relief and
redemption of their prostrate country.
I feel it to be my duty to tell them
that, if they cannot accommodate their
differences and unite for this great
purpose within a very short time, this
government will he constrained to de
cide what means should be employed by
the United States in order to help Mex
ico save herself and serve her peo
ple”
After reading President Wilson's
statement Enrique Llorente, head of the
Villa agency here, issued the following:
"The convention government, of
(Continued on Page Seven j
SEVEN AMERICANS
SLAUGHTERED IN THE
TAMPICO OIL FIELDS
Shot By Villa Troopers—Capt. Lane
Says He Fears General Uprising
and Massacre of Americans—One
Side Bad As Another.
Washington, June 2.—J. N. Bennett, an American, while In a launch with
Carranza soldiers south of Panuco, was shot and killed by a Villa trooper, ac
cording to a dispatch to the state department from Tampico, dated May 27,
and made public today. Secretary Bryan said the government was investigat
ing.
The state department has no information as to Bennett’s identity, but it is
presumed he was employed in the Panuco oil operations. The launch in which
he and the Carranzistas were sitting was bound for Tampico when the Villa
soldiers onened firp Whether anyone else was killed was not stated
Houston. Tex., June 2.—Capt. Oscar
Lane of the steamer Winifred from Tam
pico, which docked here today, says he
“positively knows of six American cit
izens who were killed near Tampico in
the last few days.” Four, he said, were
assassinated fro mthe river bank while
In boats and two were shot in a pumping
plant. John Smith, an engineer for the
East Coast Oil company, he said, was
assassinated in a rowboat last Saturday.
He added that he feared a general upris
ing and massacre of Americans in and
near the Panuco oil fields.
Captain Lane said that, he understood
•the United States consul at Tampi-co had
made a detailed report of conditions in
the oil fields to the state department.
.^Unless conditions are changed soon I
believe all Americans will be driven out
Ibe district,” Captain Lane declared
"There seems to be a general feellnt
against citizens of the United States. Oni
side Is no more to blame than the other.'
The oil fields, located about 20 miles
from Tampico, are under the control ol
Villa forces. Tampico Is In the posses
sion of Carranza troops.
Smith was the only one of the men re
ported killed whose name Lane learned.
At the offices here of several of the
| oil companies which operate In the Panu.
co field it was stated that no reports
had been received of the killing of an]
of their men.
R. E. Brooks, president of one of th.
companies. Btated, however, that his com
pany had been unable to move any of
out of the Panuco Held In a month.
"Conditions have been bad there foi
weeks," Mr. Brooks said. "The Mexican!
have taken a number of our boats and
have driven jnost of our men out of th<
field.”
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YOUNG TOLSTOY HAS
REJOINED RUSSIANS
COUNT LEON TOLSTOY, JR.
Geneva, Switzerland, June 2.—With
Prince Vladimir Jaswill and Prince
Michel Wukotio, Count L#eon Tolstoy
Jr., son of the late author, has escaped
from the Austrian prison cam]) at MilO
wltz and it is believed all three have
reached the Russian lines. This is t*’e
second time Count Tolstoy has at
tempted to get away.
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REPORTED ROUMANIA
AND BULGARIA WILL
ENTER THE WAR SOON
Two Countries Have Reached Com
plete Understanding and Will Act
Simultaneously, Bucharest
Dispatch Says
Paris, June 2.—(6:16 a. m.)—Bul
garia and Roumania reached a com
plete understanding, according to a
Bucharest dispatch to the Petit Paris
ian, Roumania having agreed to c«de
territory in Dobrudja. The two coun
tries will enter the war simultaneously,
the dispatch says, Roumania against
Austria and Bulgaria against Turkey
The army staffs of the two powers
are said to be busy co-ordinating mili
tary plans.
Negotiations between Roumania ond
Russia over the lines of the Pruth and
of Banat. are said to be virtually com
plete. Tf Russia accept Roumania's
proposals the latter country is declared
to be ready to begin hostilities with
out delay.
Dobrudja is a part of Roumaiiia.
bounded on the east by the BLi.ck
*ea and on the north and west by the
Danube. Its area is about 4000 squaie
miles. It was detached from Bulgaria
in 1878.
The Pruth river forms the boundary
line between the Russian territory of
Bessarabia and Moldavia, part of Rou
nmnia.
Banat is a region in southern Hun
gary, bordering on the east on Rou
manla, and on the south on Servia. It
is one of the most fertile districts in
Europe. The chief towns is Temesvrax.
jim conley'denies
WRITING LETTERS
Released From Jail After Serving
Sentence of One Year as Accessory
to Phagan Murder
Atlanta, June 2.—James Conley, negro
factory sweeper, who last night com
pleted his sentence of one year as ac
cessory to the murder of Mary Phagan,
today denied that he had written the
Anna Maud Carter letters, which played
such an important part In Leo M. Prank's
extraordinary motion for a new trial.
Conley's denial, made today In the pres
ence of Solicitor Dorsey, was the first
Intimation that Conley had not been the
author of these letters, by which Frank’s
lawyers sought to show that Conley had
written the famous "murder notes” found
beside Mary Phagan's body without as
sistance from anyone. Conley had tes
tified at Prank's trial that the notes were
written by him at Frank's dictation.
Frank's attorneys claimed that the ex
pressions and general form of diction in
the Carter letters were Identical with
those of the "murder notes” and that
Conley had written both Independent of
outside suggestion.
Conley stated today that while he had
received letters from the Carter woman,
he had never replied to them and that
he knew nothing about the letters ol
which he was reported to be the author,
further than what he had read In the
newspapers.
The negro called voluntarily at Solici
tor Dorsey's office today and made the
statement
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t MAN AND WIFE t
4 DEFT BANDITS 4
i Nogales, Arlr., June 2.—It was t
4 reported here today that I. B. 4
4 Bowers and his wife, American, 4
4 were besieged on their ranch at 4
I Norla, Sonora, Mexico, by 10 4
4 bandits. Tire two, alone on the 4
4 ranch, were stubbornly fighting the 4
4 marauders, according to the last 4
4 report. 4
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WILSON EMPHASIZES1
INTENSE FEEUNC OF
TIE UNITED STATES
IN POSITION TAKEN
I
President Has Informal Talk
With German Ambassa
dor—No Announcement
After Conference
INSIST ON GERMANY'S
ADHERENCE TO LAW
OF CIVILIZED NATIONS |
/ I
Will Be No Change in Tone!
of Note to Be Presented:
Next—U. S. to Transmit
Bernstorff’s Report
nnhington, June 2.—President 11
nnn em?»hn«iKecl In nn Informal <«lk
with Count Von Bernutorff. the German
nmhnnnador, today the Intense feeling
of the American people over the slak
ing of the I.unttnnln anil other viola
tion* of American right* on the high
; sens, and Impressed on him that the
I nlted States would Insist on an ad
herence l»y Germany to the accepted
principles of International law os they
affect neutrals.
No announcements were made after the
conference, which had been arranged at
the ambassador’s request, but it was
stated authoritatively that there would
be no change in (he plan to send in
response to the German reply to the
Uusitania note an Inquiry to ascertain
definitely whether the imperial govern
ment will abide by international law or
follow’ its 6wn rules of maritime war
fare.
The note, wdiich is being written by
President Wilson, will be dispatched be
fore the end of the week.
EXCHANGE VIEWS
ON DELICATE SITUATION
in 20 minutes’ conversation the Presi
dent and the ambassador exchanged views
on the delicate situation which has arisen1
in the relations between the United States
and Germany. Their meeting was cor
dial, their conversation friendly, and they
discussed fundamentals and not details.
Count von Bernstorff later told friends
that the ii lerviejfr bad satiafactory
and that the President had spoken clear
ly and frankly. The ambassador felt
hopeful w’hen he returned to his embassy.
He believed the report which he prepared
for transmission to Berlin would enlight
en the German foreign office on the true
state of the American government s opin
ion and pave the way to a better tin-1
derstanding.
In official and diplomatic quarters opin
ion was divided as to the effect of the,
conference. Some thought it would be'
beneficial and bring from Germany a con- !
dilatory reply to the next American com
munication. Others pointed out that the
German ambassador similarly was hope
ful when President Wilson’s note of May
13 was dispatched, and that he recom
mended several methods to the German
foreign officers of meeting the Amer
ican position satisfactorily. It is an open
secret in diplomatic quarters, however,
that the ambassador's suggestions were
not followed then, and speculation was
widespread as to what influence his com
munication of today—expressing as It did
the viewpoint of the President himself—
might have on his government.
UNITED STATES TO AID
IN TRANSMITTING MESSAGE
In view of the difficulties which the
embassy has experienced in communicat
ing with Berlin on account of the cut
ting of cables, it is understood the Presi
dent granted a request of the ambassa
dor that the United States assist him
in transmitting his messages concerning
the delicate situation that has arisen. The
ambassador’s report of his talk with the
President will be sent in code through the
state department and will be delivered by
Ambassador Gerard.
The conference at the White House
was the outstanding development of the
international situation. The President 1*4
understood to have explained the Ameri
can government’s position and to have
rt Iterated that it was based on legality.
It is believed the ambassador was told
that if the German government could
conduct Its submarine warfare In accord
ance with the dictates of humanity, In a
way that would not endanger the lives
and property of neutrals, there would be
be no objection to the use of under
water craft as a commerce destroyer. Tho
exercise of the right of visit and search,
however, the President is said to have
explained, would be insisted on when
submarines encounter unarmed merchant
men or vessels which do not resist cap
ture.
In some well informed quarters the con
ference was discussed as likely to lead t.r
important results with respect to the gen
eral European situation. While the Presi
dent, It Is believed, in adherence to his ex
pressed policy, would not talk of the rela
tions of this country with Great Britain
to the German ambassador, the possibility
that a return to International law by all
the belligerents might eventually be ac
complished by the efforts of the United
States and thus pave the way for tha
eventual restoration of peace in Europs
was a suggestion widely current.
OPTIMISM APPARENT
IN GERMAN QUARTERS
In German quarters optimism was ap
parent. The view was expressed that the
German reply did not purport to be a full
answer to the American demands and that
If the United States In its next note
stated that official investigation showed
that the Lusitania carried no guns, it
would not be surprizing if this would be
accepted by the German government, fur
nishing the basis for the grvlng of repara
tion. The court affidavits presented to
the state department by the German em
bassy alleging that guns were carried
by the Lusitania is believed to be evi
dence to which the German government
referred in its last note. Should It de
velop that the foreign office had been
misinformed, German diplomatists said an
acknowledgment of the mistake would
not be withheld. These affidavits wera
r.ot made public by either the embassy
or the state department, but the charac
ter of the individuals who made then;
and their testimony Is being made tho
subject of a quiet Investigation. Thosa
officials who had seen the statements,
however, were confident that they could
not be accepted as disproving the testi
mony given by inspectors whose duty it
is to search for guns.
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“BIG THREE'7 DIRECTING
JTALY^S WAR CAMPAIGN]
tiLS/AF
119 STUDENTS OF
STATE UNIVERSITY
Simple But Impressive Ex
ercises Mark Close of Col
legiate Commencement.
Address by Currell
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• GOVERNOR states TRUISM .
i —. ♦
$ Before conferring degrees mi t
• graduates today. President Denny ♦
4 complimented ex-Governors Dot: i t
$ and O’Neal for the assistance which 4
j they rendered the university, and *
♦ declared that the institution hud •
♦ another friend in Governor l lend* ♦
f son, who Was present ?
4 Whereupon the governor took Die ♦ j
4 floor, and addressing Ins reina.Kv ? j
j to the graduating class, declared i
4 that in spite of popular interpret i* ? I
4 lion, the diploma did not mnk» the • 1
$ man. ♦ !
? ■ 'The man is a man for a' that, ' ? '
4 he added, "and you young gent < - $
4 men must continue 11» equip you»‘ ♦ .
4 selves for tin1 r >al obligations of lile 4 (
4 which in the near future all of yui 4 I
? will experience.” ♦
4 i
Hv III <411 \V. RORKRTS
I nlvei Mlty. .1 une 2-l Special, i—Rue
hundred mill nineteen \lcinoilew t»f
tlic Great were thin afternoon by the
1 i* I % praity of Mnhnnin turned out upon
a »->• fennel#*** world.
The >«>uiig tt riidunt «**, new Rich- |
ninniln In the buttle «»f life* nrc not In j
the mllglitewt perturbed l»> that doubt
wlileh others older than they have
tome to regard with Infinite respect.
With their dlploinf#* under their arm*,
tlie> go forth today confident In Ihelr
skill to wrestle, and with n positive
knowledge that the iiiavim* and prov
erb* acquired in n cour*e of four >enix.
will retain l>ey«»nd *huri«»w* of colii'av
wnlI*, tlielr poteney to elmrm mid hmn
llf.T,
The exercises this morning were simple,
but in their real significance, impressive.
The entire student body was seated to i
the fore of a stage on which sat the !
members of the faculty and the board of j
trustees. It was the function of the lat- i
ter to declare in public the customary. J
"Well done, thy good and faithful,” and I
with a wave of the hand, and perhaps a j
tear, the usual "pax vobls«um.” It was
the function of the students to accept I
as their due. compliments and good .
wishes, to receive their sheepskins and go j
forth battles to conquer.
And in this respect the exercises were
simple.
But in their real significance the signal
ising of the conclusion of a play life, and
the beginning- the commencement—of an
existence of stern reality, the exercises
represented the vital line of deminarca
tion between childhood and manhood, in
deed. an event as epochal as any other of
a life.
Dr. Currell’s Ovation
The commencement oration was deliver
ed by Dr. W. S. Currell, president of the
University of South Carolina. The speak
er did not handle the graduates as they
are usually handled, as conquerors of
whom nothing save platitudes should m
.spoken. On the contrary, he frankly
Mated that while the head of each must
of necessity be swollen as a result ot
the completion of a four years' task. It
was possible for some to he filled to the
point of bursting with sawdust, nothing
more.
The address was scholarly though not
clothed in that customary dignity which
| sometimes has tired to distraction, and
has always cloyed the soul and intellect.
Dr. Currell told lnnumerabb stories and
to each there was a point which prodded
or tickled in accordance with the exi
gency of the moment, and produced
laughter. But throughout he clove stead
fastly to the serious purpose of his ad
dress, which was the teaching of the
lesson that education Is simply a step
ping stone to the “larger life.’’
"At the Chicago exposition some years
ago," said he In approaching the climax
of his theme, “1 saw Sandow upholding
on his massive .and magnificent chest a
platform on which stood three horses. At
first I marvelled at the strength of the
man. And then—I wondered respecting
the development of which he must be
capable. There Is, Indeed, the physical,
the spiritual and the mental life. The
first may be developed, as Sandow de
veloped his. The mental life Is capable
of indefinite expansion; the spiritual, or
infinite expansion. Neglect either, young
gentlemen, and you begin to die."
The “Honor Graduates”
Following the awarding of the diplomas 1
to the young men and women listed In !
The Age-Herald Sunday morning, the an- 1
nouncement of honor students and prize
winners was made. The roll of honor fol- j
low's: Seniors. Clare Abercrombie. Peyton
Daniel Burford, Homer Gordon Dyer j
] Beula Garrett, Robert Tennent Sltnpson. ,
j Jr. Juniors, Kathrina Brown, Mallna j
Burns, James Chrletsherg. Henry Thomas j
Jones. Jessie Palfrey Leake. Marlon l.*a
mar Oakley, daudie Angelina Paisley,
Patton Kimbrough Pierce, John Milton
(Cutlaart ■■ Fas. I.TCB.) 1
Above, left, is King Victor Em
manuel, who has taken supreme com
mand of the Italian army and naval
forces. On the right is General Ca
derna, the man who is directing the
armies fighting Austria. Below is the
Duke of Abruzzi, commander of Italy’s
navy.
FIGHTING AROUND.
PRZEMYSL MOST
BLOODY OF WAR I
Unprecedented Losses to *
Both Sides Reported as
the Struggle Continues
With Great Fury
l.oudon, June 2.—(I«i45 p. «».)—The
buttle for I'rxemjMl, one off the moil
Atnhhorn nnd nnnKUlnnry stniuRleji off
tlie war, continue* with unabated fury.
Hot It *ldc* have poured reinforcement a
Into the fleldA and Ionhcn are plllnu up
to i.n unprecedented extent.
The t.eriiinnn and \ii*trinn* cl Mini
that ao in e off the fort a on the northern
frout have fallen. anil that on the
aoim hcAAtern front their troop* «re
pro«re**lnu toward* the railway Hint
join* the fortre** with Lember«. Hut
the latent Petroicrad eommunleatloii
nnya that the t.crnuan*, who Kot lull*
one fort, were driven out, anil m alien
no mention off the capture of Stry or «.ff
other nucccnnen elalmeil by the leu
tonti nlllcN.
"Tn the southeast simultaneously with ,
this battle, the Germans are making an
other effort to break through the Rsura .
lines toward Warsaw, but whether this is
a Serious attempt to rapture the Polish
capital or only a diversion to prevent the
Russians from sending more reinforce
ments into Galicia Is not disclosed.
The Germans claim to have captured |
upward of 300,000 Russians anil an Ini- i
mense amount of material during the
month of May Respite this the Russians |
do not appear to have slackened their re
sistance.
On tlie Gallipoli peninsula the British
and French lines have been subjected to
severe attacks by the Turks, all of wltieh,
according to a British official report, have
been repulsed. There, as in France, treneh
warfare is being followed, hut in tills case
the allies have the support of their fleet,
whieli searches the Turkish trundles and
prevents the Turks from eonting out Into
the open, it also supports tile allies at
tUjCn France the most important lighting
ia north of Arras, where the German
Bud French are contending for possession
o* the sugar refinery at Roaches, which
both claim to hold, and on the outskirts
of Lepetre forest, where the battle for.
the trenches lias been continuous for
weeks.
The latest victim of the German sub
marines Is the British liner Raidleh. sunk
in the North sea with seven of her crew.
THURSTON TESTIFIES
IN DISSOLUTION SUIT
Chicago, June 2.—Edward R. Thuislon
of St. Louis, secretary of the Llggstt &
Myers Tobacco company, first witrie-s fer
the defense today in the government s
dissolution suit against the Associated Bill
Posters, testified that he had beer con
nected witli the 1)111 posting management
of a number of companies since 19*>J, the
largest of which had spent 1600,000 In one
year for bill posting advertising. All of
the contracts, he said, were made with
bill posting agencies and only recent'y had
he done business with bill posting solici
tors. . _
This evidence whr offertMi to offset
timony that the heads of the Rill Posters’
association had forced all business
through certain channels in violation of
the Sherman antitrust law.
♦ ‘ ' ' ‘ ’ ‘ ' " *"*■*"*"■ * *"* J
4 300,000 RUSSIANS 4
4 TAKEN BT GERMANS, t
4 ♦
4 Berlin, June 2.—(Via London. 3:26 4
4 p. m. I-German army headiiuartn s 4
4 announced today that more than 4
4 ,3oQ,000 Russians had been oaptu-cd 4
4 during tin* month of May. An- 4
4 nouncement also was made that 4
| 4 further Russian entrenchments 4
j 4 near Przerr si had been captured. 4
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BIRMINGHAM RETS
Veterans Send Message to
Wilson Urging Him to
Stand for Honor of the
American Flag
HEFLIN’S PRAISE OF
PRESIDENT GREETED
WITH BIG OVATION
Election of Young Follows
Spirited Contest — Con
cert Given in Honor of ^
Mary Custis Lee
Richmond, June 2.—(Jen. Bennett
II. Lump of Louisville was today re
elected commander in chief of the
Lnited Confederate Veteran1* in an
nual reunion here.
Birmingham was selected as the re
union city for 1 !> IB.
Pofore the close of the final business
session the reunion Rent the following
greeting, in the form of a unanimously
adopted resolution, to the President of
iIn* United States;
"The United Confederate Veteran* in
twenty-fifth annual reunion, assembled
at Richmond, Va., send greetings to
Woodrow Wilson, President of the
United States. As soldiers, who know
only too well the horrors of war, and
as citizens of a reunited country, wo
are glad at heart that wo havo at
I Washington a President w ho. strictly
neutral between warring nations, will
with wisdom and courage stand for all
legat'd and respect for the honor of thu
American flag and a proper observance
j »f the full rights of the humblest
I American citizen.”
Heflin Speaks
The reading of the resolution waa
received with tumultuous applause by
\ettran» who again cheered the name
of President Wilson when Uongress
nun Heflin of Alabama declared that
the defenders of the south had been
spuied to see a man, horn in the
southland, the son of a CoirfsderttW
soldier, the President of the United
y tales.” ^
General Young was re-elected coat*
rnabdei-in-chlef after a spirited contest,
his opponent for the honor being Gen.
Uelix II. Robertson of (’raw ford, Tex.
Prim to the •lection the delegates di
rected that a message of sympathy be
Meet to General Young, who was U«*pi
away by illness, and who has returned
to his home In Louisville from Clave
luno, G. In pursuance of this direct! jn,
Adjutant General William 10. Mbklo
sent the following message to General
V onng;
’The convention heard with joy tho
announcement of your improved eo'idl
| tb»n, and directed me to express the
igi^at sympathy, felt at your confine-'
| uunt which caused your ubsence, mil
the hope of your speedy recovery.**
j Rain, which fell In torrents through
out the day. seriously interfered with
the programme of events and aroused
| anxiety for hundreds of the aged veter
| aits encamped at the fairgrounds. A
fticworks display and a floral pai.i-lt
I were postponed. These will take pluca
I tomorrow after the military parade an l
laving of the corner stone of u monu
ment to General Stonewall Jackson
A: ('amp Henr.\ u Stuart, where .'aetd
veterans are camped, unusual precau
tions were taken. Hundreds wore com
pelled to remain w ithin doors.
Principal Events Today
Despite tin* inclemency of the
weather, hown»,i,i,1 preparations < *in
litnie for the principal events of too
1 ©union tomorrow'. The military pa
, ailc will hi* held at II o’clock Tin*
Virginia militia arrived today to pir
t’clpate in this event. Governor Ai.ir
ciis II Ilolconih of Connecticut aid
his first company. Governor’ll Fo *i -
guard, also arrived today from New
Hava n. and will take part in the parade
Late today the United States band
from Fortress Monroe Rave a eoncert
in honor of Miss Mary Custis L*«,
daughter of General Robert K Lee.
and Mrs Daisy McLaurin Stevens,
president of the United Daughters of
the Confederacy Mrs. loarphua Dan
iels, wife of the Secretary of the Navy,
airanged the concert.
\V. N. Brandofi of Little Rock was
elected commander-in-chief of the United
Sons of Confederate Veterans at the busi
ness sistfion of their convention today.
Other officers elected were: Ernest G.
| Baldwin. Roanoke, commander of the
army of northern Virginia; Creed Cald
well, Pine Bluff. Ark., commander of the
Trans-MlsKlssippl department, and Dr.
Thomas M Owen, Montgomery, «uafc>
dian-ln-chlef.
Archangel Now Open
London. June 2.—(10:07 p. m.)
Archangel, the only large seaport on
the north const of the Russian em
pire, Ih officially declared open to navi
gation, according to Lloyd's dispatch.
TODAY’S AGE-HERALD
1_Wilson urges Mexican factions to ad
just differences.
’ Confers with Bernstorff on reply to
German note.
' Birmingham gets 1910 reunion.
University students get diplomas.
\ Seven Americans slaughtered.
2—Governor inspects insane hospital.
’ 3—Campbell example of forging ahead on
own resources.
4— Editorial comment.
5— Much satisfaction over securing re
union.
Seek to have body of Guthrie ex
humed.
Women will not vote in referendum.
Announcement of Spanish courses.
6— Women's page.
7— Tailoring club is not lottery.
8— Sports.
9— Kitchener created Knight of the car
ter.
10— Relief commission well supplied.
11— Markets.
.12—-Berlin awaits American reply wltH
1 keen expectancy.

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