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GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAY. Nonlica is repSTltd a trille better. Roosevelt has arrived at Para on his v. ay BOOM and will sail for New York tomorrow. Italy and the United States have signed a peace treaty. The marriage of Miss Hollo Willard to Keriuit Roosevelt will take place in Madrid June 11. 1 "reparations are gum;; forward at Galveston for the dispatch of additional troops to Vera Cm/.. Lnglainl is lacing a deficit of over 5,OOO.Mi0 and Lloyd -George is planning; to Increase the income tax to meet it. The steamship which burned off Sable Island Monday has been identified as the Columbian. from Antwerp. The line* Franeoui tucked up a small lx»at containing seventeen men. fine of them died. The Hritish government will reconsider its decision not to participate in the Panama Pacific exposition at San Francisco and it probably will decide that Great Hritaiu shall be represented officially. Reports of friction between Secretary Rryan and the- .South American mediators are current but cannot be verified, li is understood that the mediators have praetioallv decided that further proceedings by them are andean. The administrations t wo battleship program lor next year in the naal appropriation bill was HIS tabled in the house when the one battleship pro |M-sal was voted down. 01 to 148, ami a motion to strike owl tb two battleship provision was rejected by a Note of 41 to 152. President Wilsons selections lor the federal reserve heard of the currcucv svstem are Richard oinev of Boston, Harry A. Wheeler or Chicago, Paul Warburg of New York, W. P. G. Harding of Birmingham and Dr. A. C. Sillier of San Francis. -o. Richard Olaey lias declined the proffered appointment. With the virtual elimination of the constitution alists from proceedings aimed at a general settle ment of tin- Mexican situation, the South American envoys have begun to compose differences !«•-twoen Muerta and the United Stiles govi viiiicnt that led to the ■ensure of Vera Cram. leant V. Jelko. millionaire president of the too i company bearing his name, who was sentenced to i serve two years in the federal penitentiary at I.eiv cnuorth and pay a tine of 810.006 for defrauding the government in the payment of oleo taxes, was ■ released on 190,080 bail, pending the tiling of an api eal. federal .ludge Geiger sentenced John r. Jel ;e, millionaire head of the oleomargarine company bearing his aaase. to two fears in prison and to paj a hue of 110,060 for conspiracy to defraud the government in connection with the tax on oleomargarine. Fines were imposed on other men m-victed with .lelke. A new warning has been issued to Americans in 1 Mexico City to quit that country. It is figured that ;:. HMt Americans remain in Mexico of the PKUHNI 1 that were there when Moiero started his revolution 1 SSa Inst Diaz. It ha- cost tie- United States government about ,000,000 for aid extended to the rrlii-gees at various times. A resolution calling upon President Wilson, for • information as to whether there is any basis for • the statement published today that the prosid -nt may aid Pnncho Villa to become the next ruler Of Mexico was introduced in the senate by Senator • l.ippitt of Rhode Island. Under objection by Sena tor Stone, chairman Of the foreign relations committee, it went over until today. The Connecticut Airsiiip Company lias completed i negotiations for the virtual purchase of the Wright t patent rights to aeroplane construction in this eo m-try. Onder the terms of the deal the Dayton con-iin will go out of business mid turn over to the . Connecticut concern not only the work of building , machines, but of licensing ;;H who wish to build under the Wright patents. The answer of General Francisco Villa to a room si fmm Genera] Mass. in command of the Saltiieo federal garrison, that Villa join the federals in i III at ill] the American occupation id Vera Cms was ; delivered to the federal messengers. Villa refused I to ally himself or his men with the federals and I declared that the Hnertniatas had provokd foreign 1 intervention for their own end-. •I. R. Silliman. acting American consul at San . Luis Potosi. is reported a prisom r in the hands l of the Federals threatened with death. General 1 Fimston mtn appealed to Washington for additional I troops. The Mexicans have massed 13,000 men in i the vicinity of Vera Cruz. He has only 7. dim with i which to oppose them should the occasion arise. Reports that Zapata ha- .joined Etuerta to repel the threatened American invasion were evidently false. for now it is announced that he is about to make an attack upon Mexico city. Trade union movement i. growing fastr in the United Stale than in any other country of the world, according to the animal report of the International Trade Union federation. There was a gain i in the aggregate membership of American trades • unions las rear or 278,377 more than half ol the • entire worlds Increase a- against 217.698 in I r many, second on the list, ami 38.858 in Belgium, • third. Although some of the European countries show a falling off. owing to the disastrous effects ■ of the Bntknfl war. the total gain in tin- nineteen 1 nations represented in the federation i- staled to have been IM 186, the entire membership being - 7.36 i . i d .