General News Notes of the Day, Daily Racing Form, 1917-07-12


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GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAT. The movement to restore Hsuan Tung, the young emperor to the throne of China, has ended in absolute failure. General Chang Ilsun, commander of the Imperialist troons, has telegraphed to the various provinces explaining that he restored, the emperor because "the republican movement hnd failed, domestic strife had increased and no cabinet could be formed. Previously, added General Chans Hsun, the military leaders had expressed the iieed of such a change, but now the project is definitely abandoned, the recent imperial edict is rescinded and the old republican terms and orders are restored. The new republic centers at Nanking, where Ken Kwo Chang is provisional president. " From Petrograd comes the following: According to a telegram received from the general staff, the .pursuit of the enemy in Galicia continues. The capture of Ilalicz, strategic key to Lemberg, is -"confirmed, the Russians taking many prisoners and more than thirty guns. General KornilofC yesterday ulrovc still farther into the split in the Austro-Ger-mnn lines the wedge of Russian invading forces, which lie has inserted south of Lemberg. The German armv of General Von llotluner has been separated .from the Austrian forces under General Kirbach. Both forces are in immediate peril of a flanking movement of great strength. Influx of men into the Chicago industrial district within the lastfew years, and especially since the outbreak of the world war, has increased Chicagos population to a total of 3,039.957, according to estimates mode public yesterday by the bureau of the -census in Washington. The estimate of population was made at the request of Provost jIarshal General Crowder, who desired a basis for ilw. apportionment of the army draft. The Chicago estimate is much higher than local authorities had supposed it would be. The . estimated population ion this basis for the state of Illinois is 7,227,952 and for the entire nation 103,849,084. At a luncheon of the Overseas Club at the Ilotel IMltmore, Lord NorthcliiTe replied to the report Hiigland Is keeping the bulk of her troops at home to repel invasion. He said England now had an .army of 2,200,000 on the French front, apart from her armies in Egypt, Mesopotamia, Palestine and Suloniki. He outlined the accomplishments of Great .Britain since the war began and declared the Itrit-psh people would see the war through to a finish. . "Tliera. is no. sport, however tiny, on the map of the British Empire," he said, "which lias not freely and gladly poured out its red blood in the rally to the motherland and world liberty." The American steamship Kansan, carrying a crew of fifty men, has been sunk, presumably off Jthe French coast, according to a cablegram received at New York yesterday by the France and Canada Steamship Company, which chartered the vessel. All of those on board were reported landed except the four members of the crew who were considered lost. The vessel waa valued at ,000,-000. She carried a cargo of flour and other foodstuffs, together with 4.000 tons of steel, which valued in all at ,000,000, was consigned to the French government. A majority of her crew were Americans. A great program of naval expansion has been made public by Secretary Daniels. It contemplates .facilities for tiie simultaneous construction at "American navy yards of thirty-two major war ships. Sixteen may be on the way at one time. This does not include submarines and submarine chasers, nvhicli also may be constructed in large numbers at the same time. Three shifts a day with bonuses promised for completion of work ahead of schedule lire putting this program into effect. Already flmllding at navy yards, are three battleships, four -destroyers and scores of submarines and submarine chasers. The wonderful development of the explosives manufacturing industry in the United States during the last four years is shown in a report Just .Issued by the Bureau of Mines, Department of the anterior. In the year 1913, which was a normal year, the exports reached ,521,077. The following year, in which the European war started, the ;exports reached 0,037,5S7; in 1915, 88,009,893, and in 1910, when the entire industry had been thoroughly drganized, the. total was 17,144,049. Administration leaders in the Senate, spurred on Jy Herbert C. Hoovers letter to President Wilson, declaring that further delay in enacting food legislation threatens serious losses both to farmers and consumers, yesterday sought to hasten action by "the agricultural committee in perfecting the Gore substitute for the food control bill under consideration in the Senate. The committee again worked on Stlie substitute bill, while the Senate continued debate ou general features of the measure. " A dispatch from Berlin to the Cologne Gazette says the retirement of Ministers Helfferich and Zimmermann will be gazetted Tuesday. The Ger-mania of Berlin declares that Chancellor Von Beth-mann-Uollweg, in committee, accepted the idea of Matthias Erzberger, the centrist leader, regarding a parliamentary declaration committing Germany to peace on the basis of the chancellors declaration of August. 4, 1914, namely, no annexations. The American commission, headed by Elihu Root, has completed a months survey of all the phases of the Russian situation and is confident that the nation will successfully emerge from the internal difficulties and be able to redirect its forces energetically in war. At the forthcoming conference of the allied governments, to be held in Paris, not only the question of the Balkans will be considered, but everything regarding the conduct of the Avar. The various governments have not yet designated representatives. The coalition of the various elements in the German reichstag now arrayed against the government seem determined not to vote the war credit asked until the political crisis is settled. The attitude of these opposition elements has excited the conservative papers to recriminatory comment. Associated Press dispatches from Stockholm say that the government has instructed the Swedish minister at Berlin to protest against torpedoing of Swedish fishing boats by German submarines. An air raid on the German fleet off Constantinople-was announced by the Britisli war office. Bombs were dropped on the Turkish cruiser Ywuz Sultan Selim, formerly the German cruiser Goeben. In the fighting between Sunday and Tuesday in the direction of Dolina the Russians took more than 10,000 prisoners and eighty guns, besides the prisoners and booty at Halicz. A dispatch of yesterday from London says: The Germans peitetrated the British positions in Belgium on a front of 1,400 yards to a depth of COO yards.

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