General News Notes of the Day., Daily Racing Form, 1914-05-09


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GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAY. There is fear of a new outbreak in the Colorado coal Ngteaa. John Redmond denies that he knows anything of new terms for I Ister. San Luis Pntoat is reported to have fallen into Ihe hands of the Constitutionalists. More troops will be asked for the Colorado strike zone, as the force already there is inadequate. Two Qctuaaa ships are reported to have arrived t-IT Vera Cruz with munitions of war for Huerta. General Sickles had a military funeral cortege yesterday in New York that was ten blocks long. Villa is anxious to have the United States lift the embargo on arms, which it is enforcing against all factions in Mexico. Huerta has protested to the South American mediators that the United States is breaking the armistice by military activities. The house has passed the itdministrations two battleship program by a vote of 201 to 100. The senate is expected to concur. The Progressives of Missouri have taken action in opposition to amalgamation witli the Republican party and want Roosevelt to be their candidate for plesKhut in 1818. It is reported that the Mexican Federals are advancing their lines towards Vera Cruz. General Mans, the Huerta commander, is re| orted to have 20,000 men available. Fail Grey, former governor general of Canada, has announced the personnel of a syndicate which will spend millions of British money for the purchase si two of the largest oil companies in California. Freight rates out of Chicago to the south hare been ordered cut by the Interstate Commerce Com-inission la-cause of discrimination against certain cities to meet water competition at other places. Secretary Bryan has received a formal note o£ acceptance on tlie part of the Italian government to officially participate in the Panama-Pacific International Exposition to be held in San Francisco in 101".. Jacob Riis. who for several weeks has been ill at Rattle Creek, has so far improved that an effort will be made to move him to his summer home near Springfield, Mass. It Is said to be improbable he ever will resume his public career. A bill appropriating ,060,000 for the construction of good roads probably will be agreed upon by a subcommittee of the senate amtoaaeai committee. This measure is a substitute for the house bill authorizing an appropriation of 5,000,000 for this purpose. Funston is to get reinforcements as a result of information, not yet disclosed, conveyed in a lengthy cipher dispatch to his superiors in Washington. The governors of New York. Ohio and Pennsylvania have been asked how piiekly they can mobilize state troops for transfer to Mexico. Officers of the Pacific Mail Liner Mongolia, which has arrived at San Francisco from the Orient, announced that on the night of April 21 the ships wir.les- operator picked up a message from Boston. 8,880 miles away. Several messages were exchanged. This is said to eclipse all previous distance records. Members Of the House of Representatives at Washington will have their votes recorded with an electrical device at the opening of the next session of congress. Decision to install such a device was agreed aM at a conference of house leaders. Tlie house will lie asked to appropriate 0,000 to purchase the apparatus. The scheme is to simplify and shorten the roll calls. King Alfonso of Spain has authorized the marriage of the Infante Ferdinand of Bavaria, husband of the kings late sister. Maria Theresa, with Lilian Silva Fernandez de Henestrosa. daughter of Count de Pie de Concha, tlie introducer of ambassadors at court. It is understood that the bride, who is a lady in waiting to tlie queen mother. Marie Chris tina. will be given a title by King Alfonso. Whether newspaper reporters and editors may be compelled lo reveal the source of their information will he determined by the Supreme Court la a case just filed with it. It is an appeal by George Bur-dick and William L.. Curtin of the New York Tribune, who were held in contempt ot court for refusing lo inform the Federal District Court in Southern New York the source of their newspaper articles about a grand jury investigation in a smug gling case. Secretary Bryan has received a note from Car ran /.a in which that Constitutionalist leader with draws his objections to the American occupation of Vera Cruz and professes the greatest friendship for the Jhited States and its purpose In Mexico. Car ransa has notified Rafael Zubarah. his minister of the Ulterior representing his Interests in Washington, that he had issu.-d instructions to bis military chief tains to pursue with the utmost vigor the campaigns against the federal forces at Tampico and Mazatlan. The first case to reach the United States Su preme Court involving directly the constitutionality of the federal income tax has just been docketed. It is an appeal from the refusal of tlie Federal District Court in Soul hern New York to enjoin the Union Pacific Railroad at the instance of a stockholder. Frank It. Brushaber. from paying the tax. Twenty reasons are assigned for holding the law unconstl rational. It will be a year or two before tin- court, in the ordinary course of business, will pass upr u the case.

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