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GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAY WASHIXGTOX, D. C, September 9. The senate this afternoon without a record vote passed the Edge bill authorizing the creation of corporations to finance foreign trade. The bill was materially amended by the senate so that it would" provide for American control of the corporations and would also make these corporations subject to the banking laws of the United States rather than the blinking laws of the countries wherein the corporations will operate. NEW YORK, X. Y., September 9. General John J. Pershing escaped a resumption today of the tumultuous welcome that greeted him on his arrival from France yesterday by remaining in his hotel apartment until time to review a small army of 2,000 Hoy Scouts in Central Park this afternoon. The scouts were assigned to act as the generals escort in the park, where 50,000 school children were gathered to sing patriotic songs and hear him speak. ST. PAUL, Minn.. September .9. The cost of living. President Wilson told the Minnesota legislature today, is largely due to "a world situation" growing out "f the sacrifices and waste of the war. Back of that, added the President, lay the fact that the world had not yet learned what the pence status would be. "The world, is not going to settle down," said lie, "until it learns what part the United States is to play in the peace." PAULS, France, September 9. Joseph Caillaux, the former premier, who lias been in prison for more than a year charged with having had treasonable dealings with the enemy, will be permitted on Wednesday or Thursday to enter a sanitarium, the Temps says. Counsel for M. Caillaux requested recently that he be removed from prison on the ground that his health had been so weakened as to cause anxiety. HAMMOND, Ind., September 9. Five men, all foreigners, were instantly killed, and fifteen seriously wounded, several probably fatally, when private guards at the Standard Steel Car Works und police fired into a mob of 1,000 striking foreigners which had attacked 200 American workmen when they attempted to return to work at the plant today. PAULS, Franco, September 9. The Itoumanian delegation to the peace conference announced today that it would not sign the Austrian peace treaty, the signing of which by Austria and various other powers interested is set to take place at 10 oclock tomorrow morning. COLUMBUS, O., September 9. Plans for combining into one patriotic federation all soldier societies and auxiliaries are under way, according to Commander-in-Chief C. E. Adams of the Grand Army of the Republic, meeting here. LONDON, England, September 9. The oldest hotel In Northampton, built in 1555, has just been converted into a movie theater. It is the George Hotel, which the British government had taken over during fhe war. NEW YORK, N. Y.. September 9. Cardinal Mer-cier, primate of Belgium, will reach New York late today on board the naval transport Northern Pacific to thank America for the aid it sent to his country during the war.