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GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAY. Washington hears that Japan is preparing to call the administrations attention to the Pacific coast laud disturbance once again because of the anti-Japanese results in the recent elections. It has developed that in California and Washington, the two states where there is the strongest anti-Japanese feeling, the legislatures will be overwhelming ly opposed to the Asiatics. According to an oflicial in the diplomatic service Japan is now considering whether to precipitate the laud question or await the close of the war. Secretary Bryan announced the receipt of a message from American Consul Silliman at Mexico City, saying the newspapers there had published the text of a telegram from Gen. Gutierrez approving the conditions set by Gen. Carranza for his own retirement. Mr. Silliman reported that a telegram from Carranza to Gonzales, which was transmitted to Gutierrez, saying the willingness of the first chief to deliver the executive power under certain conditions also was published. Questions of neutrality of South American countries do not concern the United States in a strict sense. President Wilson declared yesterday. He expressed the hope that assurances of neutrality given by Ecuador and Columbia would be sufficient to satisfy Great Britain and France, which contend the German fleets have been receiving aid from ports of those nations. It is reported that three or four portable wireless outfits operated by Japanese have been moved up and down the southern California coast outside the three mile limit on small but powerful motor driven vessels and have been used effectively in the interests of Japanese naval maueuvres. The judgment convicting John N. Anhut of attempting to bribe Dr. John W. Russell, former superintendent of the state hospital for the insane at Matteawan. N. Y.. to bring about the release of Harry K. Thaw was affirmed by the New York Court of Appeals. Grave fears are expressed for the safety of the British liner La Correntina, which has not been heard of siiice it left Buenos Aires for Liverpool Oct. 5. The steamer is now three weeks over due. It carried a cargo of meat worth ,000,009. An order for 18.000 tons of steel bars to be converted into 1.000.0CO shells for use in the European war has been placed with a Pittsburgh manufacturing company The identity of the nation from which it had been received is not disclosed. With the demolition of - the Boston Theater to give place to a proposed new hotel, the oldest playhouse in that city with one exception and one of the oldest in the country, will pass into history. It was built in 1854. Californias citrus crop is estimated at 45.000 cars, valued at 2,000,000. by G. II. Powell, general manager- of the California Fruit Growers Exchange. This U practically the same valuation -is last year. Within a week Festival Hall, the last of the beautiful palaces of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition at San Francisco, will be ready for tlie opening of the gates, Feb. 20, 1915. The Italian minister of foreign affairs, Baron Sonnino, has requested the Italian ambassador in the European capitals to visit Rome to confer with him regarding Italys international policy. In deference to the public wish, the body of the late Lord .Roberts will be laid at rest in St. Pauls cathedral, London. He will be given a public funeral of an elaborate military character. Horses" and mules valued at ,499,000 have been shipped from the National stock yards at St. Louis to the French and British governments since the war beganl Tlie Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad will spend 3,000,000 within the next four years in electrification work in the Rocky Mountain district. The opening of the Panama National Exposition, which was to have occurred at Panama on Jan. 1, 1915, has been postponed until June 1. Au American import excess of 0,000,000 in August was changed to an exiort excess of approximately 0,000,000 in October.