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GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAY. Stock tickers in Now York yesterday carried reports taken from German papers giving quotations from the address made by Chancellor von Beth-mann-IIollwcg before the main committee of the reichstag. Although the session was secret, and therefore the exact words of the chancellor cannot be given, these reports have it that he declared that no annexation, no indemnity policy proposed by some lenders to be "impossible and dangerous." The chancellor is said to have spurned the socialist program because of its failure to win over Russia. He is reported to have declared for "war to the end." Lcs Nouvelles of Maestricht, Holland, reports that Dutch workmen who were laid off at the Krupp works on account of the destruction of buildings in the recent French air raid assert that a quarter of the Essen plant was destroyed. The material damage is placed at millions of francs, and it is said that 100 employes were killed and hundreds of others, including forty-five French prisoners, wounded. One and possibly two French airplanes dropped bombs on Essen last Friday. The official German report of the raid said only two bomb holes were found. According to an Associated Press dispatch to Washington yesterday, Gen. Chang Hsun, leader of the attempt to restore the Manchu dynasty in China, was reported by Minister Rcinsch today to have withdrawn his troops into the imperial city and the Temple of Heaven, the two most historic and beautiful sections of Pekin. Loyal troops of the republic surround the city, and complete destruction of the monarchial movement is considered only a matter of a short time. Within two weeks Secretary McAdoo will begin plans for launching another big war loan. He will first confer with financial representatives to remedy any defects in the plan of floating the "liberty loan." The time and amount of the next loan has not yet been even tentatively decided upon. It probably will be late in the fall, and may call for a greater subscription than the last one. The French liner Caledonian was sunk by a mine or torpedo in the Mediterranean June 30, according to an announcement issued by the ministry of marine. Fifty-one persons were lost and 380 were saved. Americas commission to Russia, headed by Eliliu Root, .virtually has completed its work in the new democracy, and soon will start for home.