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The Senate in executive session has ratified without opposition six of the treaties adopted by The Hague Peace Conference. These treaties relate to the opening of hostilities, the laws and customs of war on land, the rights and duties of neutral Powers and persons in case of war on land, the laying of automatic submarine contact mines, the bombardment by naval forces in time of war, and the adaptation to naval war of the principles of the Geneva convention.

Conditions governing the ocean race of sailing yachts for the thousand-dollar cup presented by Sir Thomas Lipton, to be sailed under the auspices of the Brooklyn Yacht Club, are announced. The distance of the race is three hundred and twenty-five miles, and will be started on July 4 at ten o'clock in the morning. The course will be from Gravesend Bay to Fire Island Lightship, then to Northeast End Light Vessel, off Cape May, and return.

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