General News Notes Of The Day, Daily Racing Form, 1918-10-17


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IHTERESTIN6 AND PERTINENT TOPICS OF THE DAY GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAY President Wilsons reply to tJie German peace note produced a most unfavorable impression in Berlin says a Central News dispatch from Amster ¬ dam yesterday The publication of the reply it adds was followed by a panic in Berlin banking circles and on the stock exchange The German supreme command the reports state will come to Berlin at the end of the present week to deliberate on mobilization concentration of the national strengtli and raising of the military age It is ex ¬ pected that the German chancellor will make a deci ¬ sion today on the matters contained in President Wilsons latest note says a dispatch from Copenha ¬ gen to the Exchange Telegraph Company The Ger ¬ man newspapers point out the message adds that President Wilsons note had the effect of a cold douche on the hopes for peace engendered by his first note Some of the newspapers comment on the note in the sharpest terms and with unbridled words adding that the language of President Wilson has now become excited after the conferences he has had with the allies alliesA A dispatch from Basel Switzerland dated October 16 says The central powers found themselves no longer able to hope for a military decision in their favor and Bulgarias demand for peace only hasten ¬ ed the presentation of their peace propositions Baron Burian the AustroHungarian foreign min ¬ ister declared in a recent statement to the for ¬ eign affairs committee of the Hungarian delegation at Vienna Although the central powers have been able to face the new military situation the foreign minister said it must be stated that we cannot hope any longer for decisive success by arms while our adversaries are not sure of their power to crush our resistance Hence further bloodshed is useless uselessThe The military deficiency bill carrying 6345755000 for the enlarged war program was reported to the house yesterday by the appropriations committee It provides 0152002000 for the army 107217000 for the navy and 70000000 for family allowances of soldiers and sailors An army of about 5000000 men eighty divisions in France and eighteen in training at home by July 1 next is what the new program calls for To prepare and maintain it the amount now proposed brings the total of appropria ¬ tions and authorizations for the year up to 30000 000000 000000Fire Fire fishters and relief workers mobilized at Moose Lake Minn yesterday and were ordered to proceed through a vast stretch of fire swept terri ¬ tory while state officials and military officers met in conference to decide upon adequate relief measures and reconstruction plans Searchers re ¬ ported that more corpses have been found It was officially estimated that the deaths may reach 900 before night Members of the motor reserve are working through the devastated country with motor trucks trucksDouglas Douglas Fairbanks the well known movie star left Washington for New York in a mail airplane to seek a man who will match Bernard M Bartichs mil ¬ lion dollar subscription to the fourth Liberty Loan He carried a fragment of shell from the long range gun that bombarded Paris loaned by Secretary Baker to be put on exhibition in New York YorkThe The British freight steamship Port Philip ont liomid vas sunk in u collision with a United States war vessc1 off Swinburne Island in the lower bay at New York yesterday The Port Philips crew of fifty men was saved A high east windJS fanning active forest fires in the east outskirts of Dnliith Minn F4re companies and citizens are backfiring there There is no immediate danger to residences The wind is half a gale galeRoland Roland G Garros the noted French aviator who was posted as migsing on October 7 after a flight over the German lines was shot down and killed Octol er 4 a Berlin message yesterday announced

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