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THE
SUNDAY
I VOLUME XXX XV_A_
BIRMINGHAM. ALABAMA. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1915
52 PAPES (TN SIX PARTS)
NUMBER 178_
NO SHOOTING ACROSS
AMERICAN BORDER
WILL BE TOLERATED

Three Thousand United
States Troops Entrenched
Within Few Feet of Bor
der Ready for Action
VILLA TROOPS ARE
THREATENING AGUA
PRIETA GARRISON
Every Precaution Taken to
Prevent Firing Into Doug
las Should Fight Develop.
Villa Has 18,000 Men
Douslus. Ariz., October 3ft.—1Three thou
sand JTien of the Sixth United States In
fantry brigade entrenched today within a
few feet of the Mexican boundary, ready
to Interfere if an attack on the Carranza
garrison of Agua Plieia. Sonora, by the
Villa army, expected Sunday or Monday,
Bhould resu't in shooting into American
territory.
Brig. Thomas F. Davis, commander,
said he would tajte every precaution to
prevent any firing Into Douglas.
"I do not propose to see an American
town- shut up," lie said.
General Davis issued instructions to res
idents on the American side to keep with
in doors, get behind adobe walls and not
to trust to wooden barriers to keep out i
bullets.
Villa's advance guard, under Col.
Thomas Franco, reached Can Bernardo,
21) mi'es east on the border, today. Colo
nel Franco gave the first definite Infor
mation that General Villa was with the
army. He said Villa would arrive at San
Bernardino tomorrow, indicating tiiat a
battle, If battle there Is to me, will occur i
Monday.
Gen. P. Elias Ualles, commanding at
Agua Prieta, ulso received reinforce
ments today. The first of nino trains
bearing troops and equipment from Uare
dn, Tex., arrived, it bore field guns, am
munition and al' sorts of vehicles. Other
trains were expected tonight and tomor
row. f
Colonel Franco declared Villa felt
friendly toward Americans and desired to
avoid trouble.
Villa, Franco added, had 18.000 men and
3 H-inch field guns. Previous reports
credited Villa with 7000 men and 28 guns.
Further information concerning the Villa
forces was given by .loan Mendoza, a 16
year-old boy wounded in a skirmish at
t.'ebuHou yesterday and brought to the
Carranza hospital at Agua Prieta.
“We have hail no beans or Hour since we
left Casas Grandes," the boy said. "Our
food bos been Just plant cow."
The boy said the Villa man were tired
and hungry; nevertheless he was certain
Villa would take Agua Prieta.
The movement of the American troops
front the camp two miles east of Douglas
to points along the border began this aft
ernoon.
The Twenty-second infantry went a sta
tion directly south, a few yards from
the barbed wire fence along the Interna
tional boundary. The Eighteenth took a
position west of the Twenty-second,
i while the Eleventh Infantry was assigned
Ito a position directly facing Agua Prieta.
The Twentieth infantry and part of the
Seventh were held in reserve at the oantp.
The entire forces began entrenching and
their work provided * emplacements for
about 30 machine guns.
As the Eleventh infantry swung down
tile road running from the American town
to Agua Prieta practically the entire gar
rison and population of the Mexican town
ciowded against the barbed wire barrier
to watch as American pickes and shovels
Went into action.
The American trenches begin at a point
g tew feet west of the United States cus
tom house and within less than 20 yards
of the Carranza trenches at the rear of
Agua Prieta.
Mexicans working in these trenches
Slopped their picks and shovels and joined
(Continued on Pose Eleven)
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Carranza Wants European
Governments to Deal With
Him Directly Instead of
Through United States
WASHINGTON IS IN
THOROUGH ACCORD
WITH HIS OPINION
Policy Expected to Hasten
Recognition of De Facto
Government by Powers
of Europe
Washington, October 30.—General
Carranza has made it cjear through
the foreign office of his government
that he does not desire to deal with
European governments through the
United States and officials of the state
department are in accord with his
course.
Some of the European powers which
have not yet recognized the de facto
government have been transmitting
representations through American of
ficials in Mexico. General Carranza
now desires that foreign governments
deal directly with him.
This policy is expected to hasten
recognition of the Carranza govern
ment by the powers of Europe. Thomas
B. Hohler, charge d'affaires of the
British legation in Mexico, who is in
the United States,. will start in a few
days for Mexico to extend the recogni
tion of Great Britain. Austria already
has recognized Carranza and there
have been indications that Russia.
France ahd Japan will do so at an early
date.
General Carranza's action is not un
derstood here to apply to matters of
vital consequence in which the United
States, as the nearest neighbor and
friend to Mexico, would continue to
exercise its good offices. It refers to
routine representations which are ac
cumulating with reference to foreign
claims and the general status of for
eign properties in Mexico.
While the state department was in
no way concerned # with General Car
ranza's action, officials felt a relief
that he had taken the step, for it will
remove much of the burden froju
American consular representative*,
who are bu*y caring for American in
terests in the ♦ eccnstrucUoi) work in
Mexico. }
The state department’* summary to
day of conditions in Mexico reveals
that Americans in Sonora are not In
us great danger as has been reported,
assurance having come from Villa offi
cials that they will be amply pro
tected.
The confidential agency here of" the
Carranza government made public to
night a message from Mexico City,
which said, in part:
"Railroad communication between
Mexico City and various interior points
as well as the border, is rapidly assum>
ing normal conditions.
"With a view further to facilitate
the restoration, of normal conditions
in commerce and transportation, First
i Chief Carranza has issued orders to
the military chief to turn back all
railway cars not longer actually need
ed in ihe campaign."
Governor Millan of Vera Cruz has
taken drastic steps to put an end as
far as possible to speculation in the
national paper currency, the value of
which has been driven by specula
tion to a point far below its actual
value. Governor Millan's decree pro
vides for the closing of all money ex
change establishments opened since
I April, 1914, and transactions in ex
change of this sort are hereafter pro
i hibtted except through old and estab
| lished concerns which have arranged
to pay proper taxes.
11 THE WAR AT A GLANCE
Almost coincident with the report
that the Russians are sending trans
ports with troops through the Black
tea for the purpose of landing on the
Bulgarian coast comes the unofficial
ttatement that a naval engagement be
tween Turkish and Russian warships
has taken place In these waters.
A. message received In Berlin from
Bucharest reports that the Turkish
Warships Mldulla, Sultan Selim (for
merly the German cruisers Breslau
and Goeben) and Hamidieh attacked a
Russian squadron of the three battle
ships and several cruisers and de
stroyers In the Black sea.
No further details are given. The
Russian squadron possibly was con
voying the transports and the Turks
intercepted It.
The concentration of entente troops
to relieve the pressure on the Servians
by^the Teutonic and Bulgarian forces
from three sides is proceeding, accord
ing tp a news dispatch from Saloniki.
Additional transports are expected to
reach Saloniki soon .
The Bulgarians are said to he pre
paring special trains to transport Ger
man troops over the Bulgarian railway
to Constantinople through .Thrace. Al
ready war munitions have been dis
patched to the Turkish capital.
The execution by the German mili
tary authorities in Belgium of nine
persons convicted of espionage is re
ported officially from Berlin, according
to an Amsterdam dispatch to Rondon.
Ten other persons. including three
women, were sentenced to penal servi
tude.
The Overseas News agency In a semi
official dispatch from Berlin reports the
arrival of King Constantine of Greece
at Saloniki. .....
Strong forces of the entente allies
are on the way to the relief of Servla
and to bar. If possible, th» advance of
(lie central powers through the Bal
kans, according to dispatobea from
various quarters.
Berlin baa a report that Russia baa
■barked a large contingent of troops
sending them to the Bulgarian Black
sea coat, probably with the Intention
of landing them at Varna, which Rus
sian warships recently bombarded.
British troops which landed at Sa
lonlki are reported in dispatches from
that port to have been ordered |to the
Servian front, where a Junction .with
the Servians already has been effected.
| Meanwhile the AUBtro-German march
from the north continues, further pro
gress and the capture of 1000 prison
ers and several cannon being recorded
by Berlin. On the eaet the Bulgarians
are reported marching toward Nish aft
er capturing Plrot, the stronghold
which barred their road from the Bul
garian border. Sofia advices declare
the war on Servla is likely soon to as
sume the nature of siege operations,
as the Servian armies are on the point
of being completely cut off.
Russian resistance in the Riga dis
trict evidently is holding firm, as the
Germans admit a retirement south
across the Missa near Palaknen, after
which they had advanced on the north
ern bank of that stream. Palaknen is
about 11 miles directly south of Riga,
which shows the nearness of the Ger
man approach. The -Germans retired
after they had repulsed two strong
attacks and were facing a third.
In the southern sector of the eastern
front General Von Linslngen is report
ed on the offensive and is gaining
ground against the Russians In Ga
licia, besides capturing nearly 1000
prisoners. The latest' Russian state
ment deoiares the situation In this sec
tor was essentially unchanged.
Berlin reports that nothing of mo
ment has occurred on the ' WdatSrh
front, but Paris declares violent Ger
man counter attacks in an effort to re
gain positions near "La Courtlne," in
the Champagne, which the French took
Friday, were repulaed. The gain of a
trench aectlon at Boisen Hache In the
Artole also Is claimed by the French.
Latest reports from the Austrlan
Itallan front bring oonfllcting state
ments from the Austrians and the Ital
ians! the latter otalmlng substantial
gains. While the Vienna war office
records a seriea of repulses for the
itnllai force*.
FRENCH CABINET
CONVENES FOR ITS
Miltary Affairs Discussed at
Informal Session—Mem
bers Presented to
President ;
Paris. October 30.—Premier Brland pre
sented to President Poineaire at the Pal
ace of the Elysee this morning the mem
bers of the new cabinet. Immediately
thereafter the first formal meeting waB
held for an exchange of views on the dip
lomatic and military situation.
A meeting will be held Monday to de
cide upon the terms of the ministerial
declaration to Parliament which will be
submitted to President Potncaire at a
meeting with the cabinet Tuesday.
In presenting Ills colleagues to the
President today. M. Briand paid a tribute
to the abnegation of former Premier VI
vlani, whose co-operation, he said, would
he of the highest value in assuring the
success of the new combination. M. Poin
calro also expressed appreciation of M.
Vivianl's attitude.
It was agreed that Charles De Frey
cinet, vice president of the cabinet, should
have the place of honor at the right hand
of President Poineaire. Emil Combes will
sit at the President's left hand. The
premier will have the place opposite the
President.
The new French cabinet is greeted by
the press of Paris with sympathy and
encouragement. The chler note In editorial
comment Is a demand for prompt, de
cisive action for "government which gov
erns." Independently of party considera
tions and solely with a view to victory.
The Figaro relies upon "the admira
ble qualities of Premier Brland arid
the good fortune of France."
Stephen Plchon. former minister of
foreign affairs, In the Petit Journal
calls upon the people to do everything
possible to facilitate the heavy task
before the new cabinet.
The Rappel says that the cabinet
"Holds ail the trumps for reassuring
the country, comforting its allies and
disquieting the enemy."
It declares that the republic should
be pround to have at its head represen
tatives of all the great parties.
The leading socialist organ, Humsn
lte, says that the announcement of the
new ministry will cut short the hopes
of those who wished to trouble the par
liamentary waters.
Gustave Herve, editor of the Guerre
Soelale, and once distinguished as an
antimilitary agitator, calls the cabi
net "A grand ministry of victory."
Excelsior expects the new ministers
to practice among themselves and their
followers the spirit of “sacred union."
FIVE INJURED IN
AUTO COLLISION
Chattanooga, October 30.—(Special.)
Five people were Injured this afternoon In
an automobile collision. Dr. Vosgan A.
Avakian, driver of one of the machines.
Is still unconscious. Oordon Heasty,
driver of the other machine, was cut
about the hands and face. He sustained
bad bruises. Miss Ethel Heasty and Mrs.
Hubert Glenn, his sisters, and Mrs.
Glenn's baby sustained painful bruises.
They a'so suffered from the shock.
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4 ELMORE RESIGNS 4
V ' Montgomery, October SO. t
4 (Special.)—John A. Elmore, for 4
i 15 years United States coinmls- 4
4 sloner for the Northern division 4
4 of- the Middle district of Ala- 4
4 bama, today tendered his reslg- 4
4 nation to Judge Henry D. Clay- 4
4 ton of the United States district 4
4 court. Commissioner Elmore 4
4 gave as his reason 'for resign- 4
4 lng. that he wished to devote his 4
4 entire time to the practice. of 4
4 law. The resignation v
4 effect January 1.
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SERVIANS ARE SAVED
FROM ANNIHILATION
BY NATIVE MOUNTAINS
Armies Seek Shelter From Increasing Teutonic and Bulgarian
Forces Among Rugged Hills. Awaiting Allied Reinforce
ments—Russian Troops to Attempt a Landing
London. October 30. Only the mountain
ous character of; the count* y In which
they are fighting is saving the Servian
armies from annihilation end th#r re
sistance to tb© Teutonic anu Bulgarian
pressure continues the moat Interesting
in the war. Except f‘*c the Fresh contin
gent stiffening the Servian line in the
region of the Strumitza the allied rein
forcements have not yet reached her hard
pressed forces. Bervias irny neighbor
and ally. Montenegro, mealtime Ts be
ing hammered by the Austrians, who are
exerting renewed pressure along the
Drina near Vishegrad, in a movement co
ordinating with the general Teutonic of
fensive in the Balkans.
Following the Russian bombardment of
the Bulgarian littoral, Russian troops are
reported to be crossing the Black sea
preparatory to an attempted landing, with
a view to taking the Bulgarians In the
rear. These reports come from German
sources, however, and are not confirmed;
nor is the report of a big naval engage
ment in the Black sea between a Russian
squadron and Turkish war craft, head
ed by the Goeben and Breslau.
The rumored movement of Russian
troops to a d Servia is generally credited
in England, and given the most promi
nent place in tlie late editions of the
London evening papers. A guarded ref
erence to the undertaking was made in
a Petrograd dispatch printed this morn
ing. which referred to the Russian Em
peror “journeying south to give a send
off to large forces of all arms/'
Servian a It vies it} London arc still mak
ing urgent Appeals to the atlfes to rush
troops to their country’s support, but
the very fact that the Servians have been
able to hold out up to the present time
ha* created a certain Amount of optimism.
Neither of the groat battle fronts in
the east and west lias furnished any
n arked developments. Petrograd reports
tonight that the Austro-Germans are
evacuating Volhynia, leaving a vast quan
tity of ammunition and supplies.
Saloniki, October 28—(Via Paris, Oc
tober 31. Delayed in Transmission.)
Voles. Servia, has been rcoccupled by
a strong Bulgarian force after a fierce
battle in which the Bulgars, at heavy
cost, crossed the Vardur river after
a 20 hours' struggle. The Servians are
retreating to the Karadshitza moun
tains and the Bulgarians are seeking
to form a Juncture with the force
holding Uskup and occupying the rail
way between Veles and Vrania. The
belief is expressed here that the next
Bulgarian objective will be Prizrend
with a view of completely isolating
| the Servian army from possible suc
j cor from the entente troops.
It is said that an Italian expedition
is ready to land at Avlona. Albania,
; to assist the Serbs by establishing a
line to Monnstlr. However, since there
are no roads between Avlona and Mon
astir. It is not believed that the ex
pedition will greatly affect the present
i situation of the Servians.
SUFFRAGE CAMPAIGN
IN NEW YORK HAS A
WHIRLWIND CLOSE
Twenty-Six Hours of Con
tinuous Oratory in Madi
son Square—Leaders
Confident

New York. October 31.—The suf
fragists closed their campaign for votea
tonight and leadera expressed confi
dence that the woman suffrage amend
ment to the state constitution will be
carried In next Tuesday's election. The
climax came In an open air concert and
mass meeting in Madison square and
In the completion of 2( hours of con
tinuous oratory at Columbus circle.
The speaking began at 1* o'clock last
night, students from Columbia univer
sity starting It.
Mrs. James Lee La Id law presided at
the Madison square rally. The speak
ers Included J. Stilt Wilson of Cali
fornia, Redmond Robinson-and Kather
ine B. Davis, commissioner, of correc
tion.
Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, president
of the National American Woman Suf
frage association, declared that she was
confident of success Tuesday. “We shall
keep open house tpst night,” shs said.
“You khow we expsret It to be a Jubila
tion night. As I have said over and
over again, never having bait any of
the three states (New York, Masse
I'HifseftA ’a'ntT Pennsylvania) we cannot
lose them; all we can. do Is to, win.”
Anti-suffraglsts also were busy to
night. They held a mass meeting under
the auspices of the New York State
Association Opposed to Woman Suf
frage In Carnegie hall, where last night
the suffragists held forth. George W.
Wlckersham. formerly attorney gen
eral, presided: •The speakers Included
James M. Beck, former assistant at
torney general; t’Col. John P. Irish of
tCastlsMrfh.oa Pago Blares)
s• Ay- . •
FIRE WIPES OUT
BLOCK IN HEART
OF COLUMBIANA
Loss Estimated at $22,000
Sustained in Business
Section of City
Columbiana, October 30.—(Special.)—Al
most a solid block of business houses In
the heart of the city are tonight nothing
but a mass of smoking ruins as a result of
a disastrous Are which originated this
morning shortly after 9 o'clock in the back
of the Finley livery stable and which
raged for almoat four houra without
slackening. The total loss is estimated at
122,000. The'greater part Is covered by In
surance.
Tbe blaze .began at the corner of Main
and College streets and quickly apread
eastward along the blook, flames leaping
across the street In one or two places.
Citizens did their utmost to prevent tbo
spread of the blaze, but were greatly
handicapped by lack of equipment. Prac
tically the whole population of the city
formed Into bucket brigades and relief
parties, and In one or two Instances dy
namite was used with effect. Fortunately,
the day was calm with scarce'y no wind
stirring, or It Is thought the greater part
of the city would have been destroyed.
Among the losses sustained were:
Finley Livery stable. (1K0.
A two-story brick building - owned by
Mrs. Bershott; loss, 13500.
The Erltck More, (1800.
W. T. Thomas grocery store, (1800.
Joe Crowell's restaurant, (1300.
W. W. Suney barber shop, (8pQ.
Henry chapman's barber shop, 8)000.
Masonic 'Lodge building, with the Perry
McGee Mercantile company, occupying
lower flour. (8800.
The J. 8. Pitts frorery, I3S0.
Columbiana Leader, dry goods store,
(S500.
Secretery Lansing Unwilling
to Intervene in Affairs of
Chinese Nation Despite
Protests
EUROPEAN NATIONS
FEAR CONSEQUENCES
OF POLITICAL CHANGE
Upsetting of Political Equi
librium in Far East May
Result in Disaster at This
Time
\
Washington, October 30. —Great Britain
mnl Russia, ns well as .Japan. It became
known tonight, have made unsuccessful
efforts 11» enlist the aid of the United
States to prevent the establishment of
a monarchy in China Instead of the pres
ent republican form of government
Conversations between Secretary Un
s'ns and ambassadors of these powers
failed to elicit from the Washington gov
ernment any expression of approval or
disapproval of'tlio proposed change In
China. The I'nlted Stages takes the posi
tion that it cannot with propriety ex
press an opinion on the internal concerns
[ of a sovereign state and that the Chi
nese should be left free to work out
the problem.
It was represented to the state depart
ment by the allies that the question in
vc lved a possible upset of the political
equilibrium of tlie far east, since a revo
lution was certain to follow such a
change. Any convulsion in China, it was
pointed out, in view of the disturbed po
litical conditions of t lie world, might
1 rove embarrassing.
cfticial sentiment has not crystallised
definitely here as to the merits of the
change. In some quarters close to the
administration the view is held that a
decision con l»e postponed with no disad
vantage to China, but the opinion also is
held that a monarchial form of govern
ment with a liberal parliamentary sys
tem would aid in the development of na
tional unity in China
That the subject is likely to develop
more importance as the November date
for the nssemb'ing of the citizens con
vention in China approaches Is evident I
from the efforts being m^de by me allies
to persuade President1 Yuan Shi Kui to
issue a decree postponing a decision of
the question Indefinitely. In allied quar
ters here It is denied that Krance is un
sympathetic with Great Britain, Russia
and Japan in the movement.
The theory was advanced among diplo
mats representing the allies here that
China Is being Influenced indirectly by
Germany in the hope that the political
situation in the far east will be again dis
turbed and Japan's attention concentrated
on a possible revo’utionary outburst in
China with the resultant suspension ol
ammunition shipments from Japan to
Russia. Russian armies felt it severely
when the Japanese-Chinese negotiations
were at a critical stale lust winter and
Jupan was hoarding her war munitions
against emergenclcH.
There is nothing to Indicate Germany's
attitude toward the change of govern
ment in China so far as known. There
has been no conversation on the subject
with the German ambassador.
DREADNAUGHTFOR
EVERY STATE IN
UNION PROPOSED
Senator Penrose Makes Address Fa
voring Enormous Increase in
the American Navy
Philadelphia, October 30—I'nlted States
Senator Hole Penrose, In an address at
the unveiling of a monument here today
to the memory of George McK. Poinsett,
on*‘ of the sailors killed when American
forces captured Vera Cruz In 1914, declared
himself In favor of national preparedness
and said there should be si dreadnaught
fo» every state in the union.
"The question of national preparedness
Is a nonpartisan one and ought to appeal
to all patriotic Americans," Senator Pen
rose said. "To make a beginning we
should have a dreadnaught for every state
In the union. Then, of course, there
should be an entire naval programme foi
h/wing from this nucleus. We should have
great naval bases at proper Intervals along
the Pacific, the gulf and Atlantic and in
the islands In the east. ;
vThe services for the enlisted men
should be made as attractive as pdsslble,
with opportunity for promotion, so that
a large proportion of the enlisted men will
remain In the navy."
ENGINEER KILLED IN
HEAD-ON COLLISION
Chattanooga, October 30.—(Special.)—A
special from Dalton. Ga., says In a head
on collision, south-bound Western and
i Atlantic freight train No. 13 and a north
bound extra freight this morning. Ora
Bolder, engineer of At'anta, was in
stantly killed when caught between the
engine cab and tender. No one else was
Injured.
Freight Embargo Lifted
San Franols-o, October 30 —The embargo
on California freight via Galveston to New
York has been lifted by the Santa Fe rail
road, It was announced today, while the
freight department of the Southern Pa
cific Railroad company announced that
freight destined for New York by water
from Galveston was still being refused.
The embargo was declared about two
weeks ago, when congestion resulted at
| Galveston with the rerouting of water
freight originally hilled through the Pan
ama canal.
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4 J. P. MOHUAN SPUNDM t
4 tOMFOHTABl.U DAY «
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4 New York, October 30.—J. P. 4
4 Morgan spent a comfortable day 4
4 following the operation upon 4
4 him for appendicitis, according 4
4 to a bulletin issued by his pby- 4
4 slctans at 9 o'clock tonight. The 4
4 bulletin added that his condl- 4
4 tlon was satisfactory. 4
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NATIONAL GUARD
il
DEFENSE^POUCIES
Officers Agree to Co-Oper
ate With Government in
Enlisting Proposed Conti
nental Army
APPROPRIATIONS FOR
THE STATE MILITIA
ARE TO BE INCREASED
War Department’s Attitude
Will Encourage Develop
ment of Efficiency Among
Militia Regiments
- > ,
Warhlngton. October 30 -Spport or tho
National Guardsmen of the country tor
the a dm inlet ration'a defense plane; In
cluding the formation of a continental
army, wan virtually assured today at tha
conclusion of a two-day conference be
tween Secretary Garrison and members
of the executive commute# of the Na
tional Guard association and the national
militia board. Some oposltton to the
continental army scheme developed yes
terday when the conference began, but
Secretary Garrison was successful in con
vincing the guardsmen of the wisdom of
the plan and also that no steps would
be spared to promote the interests of the
National Guard because of the new plan.
General Foster of the Florida National
Guard, chairman of the executive com
mittee. Issued the following statement;
Meetings* Purpose
“The meetings were held for the purpose
of considering the attitude of the war
department with relation to measures
which had boon proposed for improving
the efficiency of the mHltia.
“In the course of the consideration of
these matters there naturally came tip
for discussion the larger and broader
question of a general military policy for
national defense which has so recently
been brought to public attention by an
nouncements from the White House and
war department upon this subject. The
features of the plan which the Secre
tary of War has approved were fully dis
cussed and in practically every essential
detail. The militia officers expressed
great satisfaction that this plan does not
minimise *tho Importance or me organ
ized militia, but recommends increased
militia appropriations.
"The report of the excutive committee,
which has been prepared here and which
will be submitted to the convention of
the National Guard association, which
meets in Han Francisco November 9 to 11,
will recite In detail the history of tha
suggested militia legislation and will out
line tlie general military policy whloll
the Secretary of War now proposes. It
concludes with a recommendation that
the National Guard association address
its heat efforts to securing the Introduc
tion in and passage by the next Congress
of a bill to Improve the efficiency of
the militia and embodying the princtpt*
of federal compensation for militia serv
ice, this having been agreed upon by all
military authorities as necessary to en
able this branch of the service to realise
the standards which are now prescribed
for It by law, and to perfect and Improve
u branch of the service, the value of
which as a national military asset Is nol
disputed.
individual Expression*
“The National Guard officers’ meeting
here felt that they could not In their
representative capacity, give expreeeton
with regard to all of the proposals em
braced in the plan of the Secretary of
War until after such plsn has been fully
considered by the organisation which they
represent, but from Individual expressions
It may safely be assumed that tne sentr
inent of the National Guard will be favor
able to the recommendations of ttio sea
retury with regard to a necessary increase
In the standing army and also te his
proposal for the formation of a force Of
citizen soldiery which has been referred
to as a continental army end whloh It Is
proposed to organised under the constitu
tional provision granting the federal gee*
eminent authority to rales and maintain
armies."
Barnacle II Wine Boat Race
San Francisco, October 10.—Barnacle
II, owned by Charles M. Steele Of Chi
cago, today won the Panema-Faclflo
exposition free-for-all championship
for speed boats, beating the Oregon
Kid II, owned by Milton Smith of
Rainier, Ore. The Oregon Kid Won the
Pacific coast championship last week.
The race was over a course of 20 miles
In San Francisco bay.
...
TODAY’S AGE-HERALD
SECTION A.
1— No shooting across the American bor
der will be tolerated.
French cabinet convenes for Its first
meeting.
Servians saved from annihilation bp
native mountains.
Fire wipes out block In heart of Co
lumbiana.
2— Presbyterians meet at Decatur.
4— Dr. Edmonds acknowledges he wag
champion marble player.
5— Ten-foot chattel for Warrior river eg.
small expense.
Wire company officials come to cltP
unheralded.
Dr. Eaves explains meaning of thg
presbytery.
Price of pig Iron will reach I1S.M dur
ing week. f
8— Eight spies shot ip Tower of London,
*—Review of equal suffrage activities.
12— Dolly hears why women of Birming
ham.
like to read The Age-Herald.
SECTION B.
1— London jubilates lit a cautious way,
2- 3—Sports.
4—Auto business this month twice that
of October.,
6— Picture rakers in Qertnany curbed.
9— News of photoplay houses.
ID—England planning to rule cotton. ..
12—A corner lit ancestors.
Slit ’HON r.
1-2-3-5-8-®--Society.
I Ned Hrace and editorial comment.
10— Confucius looms large In ChtfiSifiiiS^fl
11— Murkets.
SECTION D.
Magazine set lion.
SECTION E.
Comic supplement.
SECTION F.
Rotogravure,

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