General News Notes of the Day, Daily Racing Form, 1919-02-01


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I l . ; t j s : J J t i ii j t , r , GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAY LIMA. Peru, January 31. Several persons have been killed in a battle between government troops and strikers at Laredo, in northern Peru. ROME, Italy, January 31. A French warship Is aground near Pola. Her position is dangerous and the vessel has already sustained serious damage. WASHINGTON, D. C, January 31. Unanimmix approval of the administrations new three-year naval program, with the number of capital ships reduced from sixteen to ten because of differences among experts over the value of battle cruisers, was voted today by the House naval committee. WASHINGTON, D. C, January 31. An army of 500,000 men was unanimously decided on today by the House military committee us the basis for determining the appropriation for army pay for the year beginning next July. Committee members said 500.000 is expected to be the average foree during the year. LONDON, England, January 31. The Paris correspondent of the Daily Mail nays that Japan has formally accepted the theory of internationalization of colonies and that it was understood South Africa had abandoned its opposition. "President Wilson." the correspondent adds, "undoubtedly has won an immense diplomatic victory, but has had to modify his original proposals to some extent." LONDON, England, January 31. Telegrams from Belfast depict a situation there which seems akin to that which recently obtained in Greman cities under revolutionary rule. "The governing power has been usurped," asserts a Belfast dispatch to tin: Mail, "by the strike committee, and thb city is governed, not from the magnificent municipal building known as the city hall, but from the humble Artisans hall.

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