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GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAY. The big business men of the country will lie called to Washington in special session on April 2, to meet with the chamber of commerce of the United States, to further plans for preparation of the industries of the country in case of war. Some time ago each a body was formulated with the idea in mind of the organization of the industries along scientific lines, backing up the military aatherltea with such efficient aid as is known to exist in the manufacturing plants of the United States. Following closely upon the heels of the offers made by big manufacturing concerns all over the country to President Wilson for assistance to the army and navy departments in case of war, the copper producers have offered to make the price of copper about fifty per cent, what the market value is at the present time. Forty-five million pounds of capper to be delivered each year at sixteen cents a pound, is the required amount and the price for that amount under the new scale. Fort Riley, Kansas, will be able to accommodate 80,000 men. should the central department desire to muster National Ouard units into the federal service at that place. Adjutant Ceneral Charles I. Martin of the Kansas National Cunrd estimated unofficially, in reply to a query from central department headquarters at Chicago. According to dispatches coming from Socialist sources in Germany, Chancellor Bethmann-Hollweg will be asked to re-sign by the "committee- formed for the speedy overthrow of Great Britain." A great popular demonstration will be held in Cer-m.-iny on next Monday in accordance with the plan. Louis F. Swift, president of Swift and Co.. purchased in San Francisco, Monday. 42. HK acres of San Joaquin Valley land for a price said to be ,000,000 from the United States Farm Land Company. Mr. Swift plans to devote most of the land to sugar beet growing. American exports to Guadeloupe in 1915 were 47 per cent greater than in the previous year. GoodB which were formerly purchased in France are now supplied by the United States. Imports from Nottingham. England. Into this country in 1910 amounted to 2,300,515. an increase- of ,115:5.419 over tin- imports of tin- pre vions year. Chinese troops have occupied without opposition tin- Gerraaa concessions at Tien Tsin and Hankow. The Dutch have taken over the Gerraaa consulates. The chief of the fire department at Vancouver, B. C. is interested in powerful marine fin- pumps to be used in protecting the citys water front. As a result of the revolution in Russia new impetus to trade n-lations lietween this country and Russia are expected to follow. A consular officer in South Africa reports that a man in his district desires to find a market in this country for manganese ore.