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fsm w***m+ miwnwwiwriiii — mmmmam wmmmm m r*— agapw.- ■■■!■■ ■■ GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAY. The Barter holidays in Germany were marked, according to reports in the Gcrau » usaaprre, by ; return .f winter weather over a large part at tl.e empire, an ore ut rente of eoaaMeraMe Importance in connection with the prospects for the next har-reat. Particularly sharp drops in temneratnre were reported in Bast Prwssia, West Piassis, Paean and upper Silesia, omp liilaf the Impsctanl grain grev-tag regions of Gerasaajr. Heavy sua** f -*11 at varioo points. Farmers are ntmbie to rammence tfaeii uprins planting, and ii seemi certain that the new delay will am aerially defer the tall harresl af all food crops. According to a Budapest dispatch, under data of April .i. the Bungariaa preaa legarda the breach of relations betweea Austria :in i America as a natural consequence "after Wilson had dropped the musk." Tie ."e sti-Hiriap soys: "America made ■ miscalculation in t hiiiMni; that Austria, which baa beeu shedding Mood alongside of lermauy for three years, would now choose a path diaTerent to Germany. To thorn inda of Hungarian residents in America we can oady say that are will fight determinedly until the safety and future af the aU annul ij is assured." Pweeiga Minister landman has handed to Pnlted States Ambassador Bforrla a forasal notice by the Swedish government that it httenda to nacmrre strict aeutralitj between America and tie-many. and for this purpose reiterat m the declaration of neutrality burned at the outbreak of the war. Leaden reports further gaum an Vimy Ridge, east and southwest r Arraa. Elerea tlmuaand prisoner* and much mot were t ikea during tec lest two days. Purls reports heavy artillery, l nt ha Infantry actions. Berth, denies British hare pit reed tin ir Hues rive new battle cruisers now building for the United Mates nary were given historic names. They will be christened Saratoga, CousteUatlon, Const i tutiou. Banger and U ihmte.1 after early United States frigates. BraaU breaka off relations with Germany, chile lias df tided to remain neutral. Argentina expected to take same stand, but eaanuders attitude of the Inited stales .nst. Martial law lias been declared in Gautemaht. Petracrad reports continued advance against Turks in t lie* Caucasus ami the capt-uo of two more towns. British report capture af a point fifty arnica north northwest of Bagdad. Plana are being fomented in Russia, by which the peasants will obtain laml which has been Uept from them Car geaarattoaa. The proposal i;a~ not •■ i i acted Bpaa as yet. One thousand Coniaiiehe Indians have offered their m rriees to PreaUeut Wilson. It is ptohahh they will be accepted. They arc now eacaaaped at Part Mil. nun asms Fifteen rommrrtlil and nearly l.oiio amateur url ■ el .•:.. stathms in the irst Radio District, eeas-prlsing all New England, were dosed and dis-mantled Friday. The i|l.l elsun of seudtog nn army to Europe is still a mailer of conjecture. If the war lasts long enough, it seems certain land forces will be t,.::t to Europe. P. leads of Dr. Alex Carrel, arriving in New York, s:y Carrd sees no nape for an early peace. He declares iu lii.s opinion the war will last fifty years. Rapid strides an being made in preparing the nation and its industries for war. Co-operation with allies ou supplies remains to be settled. A prominent socialist paper in Chemnitz comments Upon Germanys complete overthrow, if the ruthless submarine warfare la a failure. A muss meeting Tuesday in San Francisco adopted resolutions declaring that universal military training ..huuld be at once instituted. A ship smuggling munitions to Mexico was djrtv -n ashore on the California coast and captured by United States destroyers. Almost one hundred German ships, seized in American i orts. are to be put into United States service as merchant craft. Six hundred and seventy-seven men enlisted in various branches of the military and naval service in Chicago Tuesday. Cabinet has taken up the selection of a commis-s,..ii to represent the inited States at Paris war COUUCil in .May. Labor unions have pledged loyalty to the United States during the war. declaring there will be no strikes. Oouditious in Spam are said to in- bordering upon rev.-lt. King Alfonsos crown is said to be in da it":-. Buaaara ureraleut say one German raider off the Atlantic coast baa been sunk. Getasan attempts to advance in Macedonia have beeu rt pulsed, Paris reports. Little army men in house have balked at»WBeaa*s plan for conscription.