Consideration of this question cen
tered in parleys between Admiral De
Chair, the British wheat experts and
Sec'y Daniels and American com
merce officials and federal shipping
All these points are. to be settled
only tentatively, however, as no con
clusive action will be taken until the
French commission has arrived and
been received into the allied coun
cils. 1 Preliminary developments in the
co-operative war parley today will be
submitted by Balfour to members of
the British commission and by Pres.
Wilson to members of his cabinet
A spirit of democracy and good
fellowship marks all relations be
tween the British and the Americans.
The capital's reception spirit has put
the visitors completely at home. This
was particularly noticeable at Pres.
Wilson's "war dinner" to Balfour.
The normal White House atmos
phere of simplicity, which has be
come the rule throughout official
Washington for the duration of the
war, and which marked the dinner,
immensely pleased the Englishmen.
WET GOVERNORS FAVOR A DRY
NATION DURING WAR
New York, April 24. Governors of
many of country's 1 "wet" states
are in favor of war prohibition.
Most of war prohibition sentiment
seems to be in west, although Gov.
Brumbaugh of Pennsylvania came
out flatly in favor of it "to conserve
the grain supply, as well as for other
considerations," he said.
Strong advocates of prohibition
are Govs. Lindsay of New Mexico and
Boyle of Nevada. Govs. Burnquist,
Minnesota, and Ferguson, Texas, say
they'll go along with whatever the
government wants. Govs. Phillips,
Wisconsin, Whitman, New York, and
McCall, Massachusetts, withheld
comment. Gov. Lowden, Illinois, be
lieves responsibility rests with Wash
ington and is keeping "hands pit,"
WAR BRIEFS BY WIRE
Christiania. If America refuses
to sell foodstuffs to neutrals Norway
Christiania. Norwegian steamers
Peive and Skjold torpedoed and sunk.
Washington. President Wilson
signed $7,000,000,000 bond issue bill
today. It is now law.
New York. Seven of New York's
biggest men's clubs to go on war diet
to conserve food supply.
Philadelphia. One of the most
powerful radio stations in world be
ing built at Philadelphia navy yard.
Washington. Petition for univer
sal military service signed by 1,000,
000 New Yorkers to be presented to
Washington. Despite U-boats,
American exports in March reached
$551,278,000, which has been ex
ceeded by only one other months in
country's history, last January.
The Hague. German foreign of
fi.c'e n"as notified all remaining Amer
ican newspapermen in Germany that
their presence "is no longer desira
ble." Washington. Gen. Joffre, Premier
Viviani and the entire French war
commission have expressed desire to
visit Chicago. They will have their
Washington. The $7,000,000,000
bond issue, greatest ever authorized
by U. S. congress, will probably be
come law today with Pres. Wilson's
Paris. Since Germany has an
nounced that, contrary to all rules
of international law and humanity, it
would torpedo hospital ships with
out warning, French will embark
German prisoners on. these vessels.
Philadelphia. Workmen repairing
Hamburg-American liners Prinz Os
car and Rhaetie discover hidden
bombs so. arranged as to blow ships
to pieces with American crews on
board when engines would be started
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