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- Ariiatit tali to Be Fallaelaa. WASHjSiGTO, D..C, April IK It Is . stated that the argument addressed to the . President ' in an cjn letter by Attorney Peter Van Vlissingen of Chicago, to demon- demon- -: -: atrate the unlawful character of the mule shipments from Port Chalmette, will be submitted lo the Attorney General, aa have - tee all the other papers in the case. - At the Btate Department it Is pointed out that the argument, while Ingenious, la fatally fatally defective, because It Is founded upon a probable Ignorance of the bases upon which the articles In the treaty of Washington relative to war material were drawn. Thus, for Instance, It Is bsld that by exact agvee-- agvee-- - ment between the counsel for the United States and for Great Britain the particular articles of ths treaty referred to in tho argument of the Chicago attorney were limited entirely to the fitting out of naval ships, and that commercial operations of the kind proceeding at Chalmette wre expressly expressly excluded frorotJie prohibition. There are otiUaws Indicated, but the above Is ttrfbest substantial objection. SerrCockrell has received the report 0atfe by the pvlvate secretary of the Gov-ernor Gov-ernor Gov-ernor of Missouri on tha alleged British supply camp in that state, and will forward it to the Secretary of State.