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GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAY. The tide of gold which brought between ,250.-OOO.Nh and ,500,000,000 to this country within the last thirty months apparently has turned. The Baited States expected 3,176,171 more gold in May than imported and the total stock in this country today is probably Ji40.0OO.000 less than it was on May 1. Imports of gold ceased alx.ut the middle of May. Exports for June and July will be ;;t the rate, officials estimate, of about 00.-000. OIN a year. The government now has on hand, official figures show. .0SS.711.272 gold, or approximately one-third of the total supply of the world. A German submarine is believed to have Ban sunk by an armed American steamer Tuesday in a running fight lasting an hour and a half, in which thirty-five shots were fired by the submarine and twenty-five by the steamer. An official announcement by the state department yesterday says the steamers final shot "apparently struck the submarine, which raised clear out of the water and stood stern end up for a few seconds. It then disappeared." Receipts from the soccer comes in the Lancashire and Midland section of the English League during the season which has just concluded shows the large amount of 32,150 taken at the gates. Of this sum 0,525 went ill government tax and 2,820 to charities, while league management expenses absorbed ,095. Complete returns from New Jersey, the first stato to come in. show registration of 302.800. The estimate by the census bureau was 309.503. At noon no governor of any other state had made a complete report. Governors of Missouri and Ohio stated that their reports would be delayed because of storms. Belgium will send an official mission to the United States, headed by Baron Moncheur, former minister here. It will arrive within the next three weeks. Belgium regards the United States as her great benef actor and is eager to express her appreciation in the most whole-hearted way. Incomplete registration figures show that over 10,000.000 men between the ages of 21 and 31 throughout the country registered yesterday for army service. Detroit already has oversubscribed its allotment of 3,000,000 for the Liberty Bonds, Henry Ford helping by subscribing 35,000,000.