General News Notes Of The Day., Daily Racing Form, 1916-05-13


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GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAY. After almost two weeks of discussion the conferences of Generals Scott. Funston and Obregon over American troop dis|R sitions in Mexico came to an end Thursday night without any agreement being reached. The whole matter was referred back to the American and Mexican governments to lie settled through diplomatic channels. The conferees explained the situation in the following statement: "After several conferences, marked throughout with conspicuous courtesy and good will, in which conferences mutual impressions were ex-hanged and information was collected Upon the military situation on the frontier, it was agreed upon by the conferees to suspend the conferences and report back to their governments in order that these may be aide through their respective foreign departments to conclude this matter. The ending of these conferences does not mean, in any way, a rupture of the good relations of friendship between the conferees, nor between the respective governments. A. Obregon, H. L. Scott and Frederick Funston." According to a dispatch from an eyewitness with the British army in Mesopotamia. Khalil Pasha, the Turkish general to whom the British forces under General Townshend surrendered at Kut-el-Amara, showed the utmost consideration for his prisoners. Khalil Pasha expressed admiration for the gallant defense of the garrison and showed anxiety that they should be fed. He especially desired that every comfort and consideration should be shown to General Townshend and expressed regret that his own supplies were not more plentiful. According to a dispatch from Scutari, the chiefs of all the Albanian clans, in a meeting there, have voted unanimously to sus|iend for six months the custom of blood vengeance. Blood feuds have lieen universal in Albania for centuries. The action of the chiefs was taken under the pressure of the Austrian military leaders operating in Albania. Field Marshal T Tollman, who conquered Montenegro, made a personal appeal to the chiefs, urging tlie abolition of the custom. Italian forces have occupied Marsamoresa and Port Bardia. Cyreninca. on the coast of Tripoli, which were supply centers for enemy submarines, it was officially announced yesterday. Not only did hostile undersea craft take on supplies at these PMtS, but in return they brought ammunition to natives, who crossed the frontier and raided .western Egyptian outposts of the British. The two ports named are about 000 miles northwest of Alexandria. Swiss socialists report they have received information that three German officers and thirty-two soldiers, all socialists, have been shot for distributing in the trenches a pamphlet concerning the second socialist peace conference at Zinimer-wald, near Berne. At this conference protests were made by socialists of many countries against methods of warfare which the delegates said had been adopted by the Germans. The steamship Ordnna, over which some anxiety lias been felt because of the possibility of its falling a victim of a German submarine, arrived safely iu Liver|MM l Thursday, according to a telegram received at the local offices of the Cunard steamship lines. The liner docked at 4 p. m., London time.

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