General News Notes of the Day, Daily Racing Form, 1916-12-03


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GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAY. Eighty-six persons are. known to have been killed and forty-one wounded during the hunting season just ended, according to records compiled from fifteen states. These figures compare with fifty-nine dead and sixty-six injured last year in eighteen states. Michigans game commissioner pronounces the season just ended as the worst in the history of the state. Football claimed fifteen lives during the season that ended with Thanksgiving Day, according to figures compiled by the Associated Press. In most cases the victims were members of youthful or semi-professional teams, and college coaches affirm that the present rules make the game safe for young men physically fit. The Census Bureaus estimate of the population of the United States for January 1, 1017, including all the states and outlying possessions, such as Alaska. Guam, Hawaii, Canal Zone, Philippines. Porto Rico and Samoa, is 113,309,2S5, a growth of 8,000,000 since 1915. Dispatches from General Bell indicate that Villas-army is not menacing Juarez or American border towns, as seriously as was believed on Friday. It is probable that Carranza troops will make a desperate effort to recapture Chihuahua City from Villa. An Athens report says an armistice has resulted by King Constantine agreeing to give up the Greek artillery demanded by Admiral du Fournet, commander of the allied fleet, and that the allied troops are withdrawing from Piraeus. Military rule has been proclaimed in Santo Domingo by the United States Navy, owing to disquiet attendjig the approaching elections. Similar protection is afforded by the United States over Haitia. Russian troops are credited in dispatches with victories over Mackensens army, thus partly check-. ing the advance upon Bucharest. The report that Premier Asquitb is to quit the British cabinet is revived.

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