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GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAY. The first rain .in six weeks fell in central Missouri yesterday. Vanitie beat Resolute in yesterdays cup lest race off Sandy Hook, but Resolute won out on time allowance. By a vole of fifty lo twenty four the Norris Simmons compromise declaration to the Panama tolls repeal bill was adapted in the senate. Ceorge W. Perkins has no intention of reining as chairman of the executive committee of the Pro gressive national committee as demanded by Amos Pint-hot. Bam. William K. Birkhiiner. I. S. A., retired, is dead at Washington from disorders contracted in the Philippines years ago. He was sixty six years old and a native of Ohio. The British caranathm chair, arnica has been in Westminster Abbey since 1206, was damaged last night by a bomb It arhicb the militant suffragettes are charged with the responsibility. Charles II Mitchell, counsel for the Cook County Board of Election Commissioners, will advise the tioard thai women nave no legal rigid to von- for luited States Senator under the Illinois suffrage act. The Roeeeretl Will. ml wedding in Madrid.-Tester day, was a brilliant affair, participated in by the elite id Spanish officialdom and aristocracy, to getber with practically all members of the dipto-inatic corps and their families. Railroad communication between Mexico City and Vera Croa is menaced by constitationallsl forces, the particular object is .. cut oil all means of retreat for Ilucria and his cabinet in pan liny di Iciiuiiic lo ipni the capital. Ooaaaei for Many K. Thaw and William Travel Jerome, counsel for the state of New York, an aounced thai It bad been agreed lo allow Thaw, who is in Now Hampshire, t« go to Pittsburgh to testify in the matter of his fathers estate. Tin- tederatioa of Labor has .ailed oil the general strike which was ordered throughout Italy a few days ago. The strike was already crumbling, as it lailed to gain he sympathy of Hie public, which had been giving its support lo l he police ami the military. Yesterdays baseball results National Leaga Chicago 7. New York I; Boston •;. Pittsburgh 2: Philadelphia .i: Cincinnati 2; St. Loads 2, Brooklyn i. American League: Cleveland ■•. Philadelphia 0. Federal League: Brooklyn •" . Chicago 2; Indian spoils, i. Baltimore •"•• first game. Another war between Greece ami Turkey is fore shadowed by the London Times, which says tie l.n lest in the Balkans has become acute. The iinresl Is attributed lo the drastic policy of the young links in expelling all Creeks from Asia Mfamr and Tin kish Thrace. The .Niagara Falls mediators yeeterdaj gave out the entire correspondence they have hail With Gea era! Carransa and his rcprcaenta tires. No comment was made. It was learned a Uthorl tat i vely. however, that the mediators, impatient at the delay over the Carraaaa answer, now consider their correspond once with him at an end and the incident closed. President Wilson has approved a plan to change I he administration trade commission bill so as to give thai body some of the semi-judicial powers advocated in the Progressive platform. Tin amendment, which is to be proposed to the Covington bill in the senate as a result of the presidents attitude, confers upon tiie new commission the power to issue orders restraining business practices which it deems unfair or oppressive. There is no si_n as yet of the coming together of the leaders of the Liberal and Unionist parties hi England on the home rule question. It is re-IKUted that Chancellor Lloyd -George has given the Nationalist leaders assurance that the governments amending bill will concede nothing further than the scheme for the exclusion of Ulster by a referendum, and it is rumored that this assurance is doe to a threat of the Nationalists to vote against tin government if more is conceded. With the mediation proceedings at Niagara falls at a standstill ami new complications impending with Hie arrival ol American arms tor- the coast! tUtlouallst al Tainpico. the Mexican question be came still further involved as a result of the re ceipt of fresh proposals from Carransa embracing a suggestion of the American occupation of the dis iiacied republic. The firsi chief of the constitu tlonallsts, who has proclaimed himself provisional pre no ii «l Mexico, now propose! thai the I nlted States pacifj Mexico in the manner in which Ihis government twice has established orderly govern steal in Cuba. Premier Asqoith announced in the house of com nioiis his Intention to introduce the promised measure to amend the h-jsii home rule bill befori naj farther progress ■ made by the house of lords with Hie second reading of the main measure. Ike unionists thus have won the day with their Insistent demand that he should lake this action. The lards will be free to change the amending bill as they think proper and it is assumed thai they will Insert provisions for the unconditional exclusion of i Istei from the ooeratii f the Irish home .rule Ml! aid also lor the protection of the protestant minority in the icst ei Ireland.