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I E BEFOG E i 3,000 U. S. TROOPS READY AS BATTLE IN MEXICO NEARS f War Summary Support of Plans Virtually Is Assured, Says Secretary Garrison defense plans, of a. continen assured today two day con- ',? the Associated Pre"). Washington, Oct. 30. Support of the national guardsmen of the country for the administration's including the formation tal army, was virtually at the conclusion of a ference between Secretary Garrison and members of the executive com mittee of the national guard associa tion and the national militia board. Some opposition to the continental army scheme developed yesterday when the conference oegan, but Sec retary 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 in terests of the national guard because of the new plan. General Foster of the Florida Na tional Guard, chairman of the execu tive committee issued a statement saying that, while the national guard officers felt they could not, in their representative capacity, give expres sion with regard to all of the pro posals embraced in the plan until it had been fully considered by the orga nization which they represent, indi vidual expressions indicate that the sentiment of the national guard would bo favorable to the Secretary of War's i commendations. 9 ARE EXECUTED AS SPIES BY GERMANS (Continued from P One.) fined their energies for some months to obtaining news by espionage and sending it to France by way of Hol land, they became bolder in Septem ber, planning to dynamite railways and buildings, besides assisting per sons of military age to escape from Belgium to France. Among those ar rested are four women, the principal charge against them being that they were endangering the safety of the German army. "The espionage system reported to have been discovered in France is al leged to have been managed by the wife of a French officer. It is charged that she received her instructions di rect from the French military au thorities. Two other women are also under arrest, anil, according to Ber lin, the extent to which the system of espionage is organized is indicated by the fact that the arrested persons fig ure prominently in the French secret service list." The guilt of the accused, it is stated, already has been established. Nine persons, the message adds, were tried for espionn-ge in Belgium on October 26. All were found guilty and were sentenced to death. The sentence wa,s executed yesterday. Ten others, including three women, were sentenced to penal servitude. NORTH CAROLINIANS IN THE METR0P0I (Continued from Page One.) from Laredo, Texas, arrived. It bore field guns, ammunition and vehicles of all sorts. Other trains were ex pected tonight and tomorrow. Villa Is Friendly. Franco declared Villa felt toward Americans and de avoid trouble. Franco added, had eighteen men and sixty 3.14 inch field Col. friendly sired to Villa, thousand guns. The movement of the American troops from the camp, two miles east of Douglas, to points along the border began this afternoon. The American trenches begin at a point a few feet west of the United States custom house and within less than 20 yards of the Carranza trenches at the rear of Agrua Prieta. Mexicans working in these trenches dropped their picks and shovels and joined the throngs of gesticulating Mexican men, women and children, watching' the work of the American troops. Twenty-two Americans from El Tigre, seventy miles southeast of here, for whose safety fears were expressed, crossed the border today at Naco, Arizona. Washington, Oct. 30. Ambassador Gerard at Berlin ha transmitted to the State Department a report from the German foreign office which states that no Belgians have been condemn ed to death recently at Liege. The Ambassador's inquiry was made at the instance of the Belgian Minister here, and he was instructed to use his good offices in behalf of about thirty Bel gians, reported to be under sentence of death at Liege. The executions re ported tonight in advices from Am sterdam, it was believed, had no con nection with the report as to the thirty sentences imposed at Liege. FKKAK XAMI.S FOR PFOPLK. Wants Recognition, Washington, Oct. 30. General Car ra.nza nas maae it clear tnrougn tne foreign office of his government that he oes not desire to deal with Euro pean governments through the United States and State Department officials are in iVcord with his course. EuroDM.n powers which have not yet recognized the defacto govern ment have been transmitting repre sentations through American officials in Mexico. General Carranza now de sires that foreign governments deal directly with him in the future. This policy is expected to hasten recognition of the Carranza govern ment by the European powers. Thomas B. Hohler, British Charge d Affaires in Mexico, now in the United States, will start soon for Mexico to extend the recognition of Great Britain. Austria already has recognized Carranza and there have been indications that Russia, France and Japan will follow suit. 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. ine ?tate Department s summary today of conditions in Mexico reveals that Americans in Sonora are not in as great danger as had been reported, assurances ho.ving come from Villa officials that there will be ample pro tection for them. U. S. WILL NOT PRESS BOMB PLOTTERS' CASE Almost coincident with the report that the Russians are semling trans ports with troops through the Black sea for the purpose of making a land ing on the Bulgarian eoa?t, comes tlie tmoftieial statement that a naval en- gagement between l iitkisii ana ru- sian warships has taken place in these waters. A message received in Berlin from rsiicharost renorts that the Xurkisn wamhips Midulhi, Saltan Selim (form- prlv tlio fiorman cruisers Breslau and Goeben) and Hamidieh attacked a Russian squadron of three battleships and several cruisers and destroyers in the Black sea. No further details are given. It is possible that the Russian sanadron was actimr as a convoy for the transports and that the Turks in tercepted the Russian vessels. The concentration of entente troops with the object of relieving the pres sure being exerted on the Serbians by the Teutonic and Bulgarian forces from, three sides is proceeding, ac cording to a news dispatch from Saloniki. Additional transports are expected to reach Saloniki soon. The Bulgarians are said to be pre paring snecial trains to transport ter- man troops over the Bulgarian rail- way to Constantinople through Thrace. Already war munitions have been despatched to the Turkish capi tal. The execution by the German mili tary authorities in Belgium ot nine persons convicted oi espionage is re ported officially from Berlin, accord ing to an Amsterdam dispatch to Lion- pcrsons, including don. Ten other three women, were sentenced to penal servitude. me overseas acws Agency, m a send-oflicial dispatch from Berlin, re ports the arrival of King Constantino of Greece at Saloniki. SUFFRAGISTS NOW THICK IN CAPITAL (Continued from Page One.) I mversity Missourian. North Mast . I ones was graduated from the School of Law in 1892, and h;ul the distinction of being loudly cheeivd by all departments when his name was read. To avoid an invidi ous distinction in favor of North East, his parents named hLs brother South Mast. North Mast Jones is now prac ticing law in Kansas City. Mqual ingenuity should be credited the parents of Miss Xemenia Y. Zyx flarper. The initials of her given -v. x. speii ner tniru name backward. Was Xemenia in her muuiiuuu uujs caueu ..v. i. z,., or perhaps Zyx? There is a possibility tnax her n lav males in desnemtirm dubbed Ivsr A. B. C. She received a B. S. in 1910. She is now Mrs. L. B. Burk, and lives at Bueler, Mo. Some advantages of matrimony are obvious, for while North East Jones will re main North East always, Xemenia x. -xyz became Mrs. L. B. Burk and Inconspicuous in name at least. The Griffin family belteved in quan tity when it came to naming children. They started one son out in life with me assortment Carey Augustus Eras mus Burgess Israel Griffin. In spite of J?urden of names C. A. E. B. I. v""B received an A. B. in 1900 - mjw euitor of the Dealer at Onray, Col (By the Associated Press). New ork, Oct. 30. Although the cases of Robert Pay, the confessed iierrnan plotter, ana lour otner men i i it. . . i cnareu witn conspiracy to mow up steamers bearing supplies to the Al lies probably will be taken before the Federal grand jury next Wednesday, united states District Attorney H fMiownen ;uarsnun saiu louay tne gov ernment would not hasten prosecu tions. lays associations, his purchase of explosives, experiments with bombs and his sources of financial aid tn i. . 1. . -.. seiner wiiii ins previous standing m Germany, Mr. Marshall said, are to be made the subject of minute inquiry rar mere was no evidence to show that Fay acted on other than his own responsibility, he added. only me completest verification of all that ay has said in his con- ression win determine whether or not there are to be more arrests," said Mr. Marshall. Mores mat, uesiaes aisaoung mer chant ships bound for the Allies ports, which he confessed was his purpose,' fay intended to attempt to disable British war vessels near New York, Mr. Marshall declared, were without any support in evidence obtained by the government. Charles Warren, assistant to the attorney-general, who came here from Washington, discussed, the Fay case with Mr. Marshall today. Mr. War- he came here only to fa himself with the details of ren said miliarize the case. is SIX WELD0N HOUSES DESTROYED BY FIRE Ourav and lain (Special to The Xewg and Obserrer). Weldon, Oct. 30. Six dwellings were destroyed totally by tire today. All were occupied by colored persons. A high wind was blowing and the houses burned rapidly. The negroes lost most of their household goods. Even furniture placed in the street caught fire and was burned. The fire company did good work and prevented the fire from spreading to the block across the street. Insurance was small rnd only covered two of the houses that were burned. resting quietly at his home m Shelby, preparatory to beginning his winter work, should have burning ears. He is being talked about by the suffragists who plan to have a hearing before the House Judiciary committee. Mr. Webb is considered one of the leading anti-suffragists of the world, but the young women of Miss Paul's staff plan to get him in line for an early hearing. "The demonstration to be made here in Decern ner by tn"! Congressional Union, said Miss Alice Paul today, is perhaps the most significant thing of the kind ever undertaken by American suffragists. We have seen a large proportion of the congressmen m the presci.t body and urged them to support the Susan B. Anthony amendment to en franchise the women of the United States by a Federal amendment which would be ratified by the various states. We have s nt deputations to Senators and Representatives in nearly every state m the Union. That work is still going on. We expect to see every man in Congress if that be possible We have a card index of everv Sena tor and Congressman, and we know pretty well how each man stands. we neid a great and unique con vention of women voters in California last month, and we are ready to tell Congress that the women voters of the 1 rv l i , . equal surcrae stares are witn us m our demand for the submission of the Susan B. Anthony amendment. That convention dispatched to Washinerton two envoys, Mrs. Field and Miss Joliffe, who are on their way east now with petitions, resolutions, and en dorsements from governors and others high in the affairs of state and nation. "The President will receive the en voys at the White House and hear their story and appeal. The netiHons will be turned over to the House and Senate. "That same day Senator Sutherland of Utah in the Senate and rtresen- tative Mondell of Wyoming in the House will introduce Lhe resnhitrnn for the Susan B. Anthony amendment. The introduction of the measure -rMii be followad in a day or two with hear ings by the two committees of Con gress. The envoys from California will testify as to the sentiment in tho country in favor of the nronosed amendment. They will be in a posi tion to state from nersnnal pynMonco the situation in the various states through W'hich they pass from San Francisco to Washington. During the week of the big rally we will hold a convention to advance the cause of our amendment. We hnve taken Cameron House, the home of former Senator Cameron, on LaFayette Square opposite the White House, and will keep open house there for two weeks or longer. There will be din ners, conferences, and mass meetings. "On Sunday afternoon, December 12. We Will hold a mcotirn-r i, v.r, IBelasco theatre." (By tt. S. CAKIl.UVAY.) New York. Oct. 3K- i . Graves, a native Tar Hee ' Deen prominently identified newspaper fraternity in thi some years, was sicrnallv h..,, week when he was ;um.u" editor of the New York Tim cession to the late Arthur Mr. Gravea was born in and was educated at th,-. i of North Carolina, where he degree of bachelor of ails ana tne masters decree th year. Lomine to New VuL r.. the staff of the Times in Jure v serving until December. lie joined the staff of tVim i . Post. The manner in wh ' - Graves covered the Hughes n investigations made a reputut.' him among newspaper men. returned to the Times in .TuK The following February he a- . the position of assistant -itv of the Evening- Post, and hi . . capacity he handled the Titam, aster 'story in a wav that o.mm the admiration of his newspai . : sociates in this and other cities No date has yet been eho. Miss Mildred Curtis, daughter . : ' and Mrs. William John Curtis. . city, for her marriage to w,: Hughson, son of Mrs. Walur li ; son and the late Rev. Walter ii .i son, of Morganton, C. Th.-;:- . gagement was announced s-.- weeks ago. Miss Curtis has passing the autumn in Maine. Dr. Edwin C Register, of Ch a: editor of The Medical .Journal v elected president of the Am. , Medical Editors' Association. held its forty-sixth annual m. this city last week. Many former Tar Heels, v. i. now residents of this city, an the Southern Society's smoker t- Waldorf-Astoria Saturday iv--.. This was the first entertaimm-rt by the society this season. Th will be several dances during th f and winter, while the annual ba; of the society, which is always . : . the most important social f nK of the season in Gotham, will h. on December 8 at the Waldorf. Mr. and Mrs. HuTjert llayw.'. Raleigh, have been passing xh- ! several days in New York the gaities of the city. Tht- at the McAlpin. Mrs. A. M. Field, of Ashoyiii. v is at the Hotel Manhattan for a entertained a few friends at luni ' Saturday. Mrs. H. H. Waist -,n. f Ki.. - City, was among the North 'arM visitors in the metropolis this spending- several days at th- 11 -r Square Hotel. Miss M. Knight, and Miss V. H "of Raleigh, passed several day New York, staying at the Wall irk Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Gladhik Wilmington, are in New York ;'! few days' visit at the Hotel Navai Miss B. E. Spear, of Winston-Sn has been passing the la.st w--;. the Martha Washington Hotel. ir metropolis on a pleasure visit. Mrs. J. G. Kenan, of Wilmi: was a Tar Heel guest stopping a Collingwood for several days. North Carolinians registered various Broadway hotels durin past few days have included kr : iowing: Grand E. II. Jordan. Rak-ik. J. Payne, Monroe, and M. Lk' Canton. Marlborough Li. C. McK Winston, and J. A. Greer. 'h;." Broadway Central VV. YV ! and R. L. Taylor, Asheville. Herald Square II. 1 ' Salisbury; T. J. Horton. Kai. H. C. Bright, Elizabeth City. Latham A. Hubner. Greer Aberdeen H. W- Dixon. Ch.. Albert C. C. Starney, Fall-' Gotham Julian S. Carr. Jr. ham. Flanders J. L. Powers, Bo Bristol J. F. Odell, B-aut ' Strand C E. Foy, New Ren St. Denis A. W. Graham. ' - : Biltmore Burton Craig. -Salem. Wrallick F. Davis. Wilmi a'-- SAS NEGRO TOOK SAVINGS FROM TRUN (Special to The News an.l O'fmr. Wilson, Oct .30. Joe Gkt.: Greene county, who hoarded and kept it in a trunk and v. a lieved of the same by Sam Worse negro who claimed Norfolk a home, says that in the future deposit his savings in some bark- He came to Wilson yesterday noon to identify vvorseiy. li ¬ the negro worked for him lor a a month and that his home is n Norfolk; that he has the proof for the last five years he has working at a logging camp near ma. As stated in yesterday s and Observer, he had deposited the First National Bank in thi- $350. Besides this amount his a ney holds $200 to defend him at next term of Greene criminal cot. Worsely is a sport of the water, having a number of exp: suits of clothing and a solid watch.