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Ptraona leaving the city for any period can have Tha Star mailed to them to any addreas In the Cnlte4 States or Canada, by ordering It at The Star office or at any Postal Tele graph office, all of which are branch offices of The Evening Star. Terms: 13 cents per week: 25 cents for two weeks, or 50 cents per month. IN VARIABLY IN ADVANCE Tha address may be changed as frequent ly as desired by giving the last ad dress. aa well as the new one. Why the Rome Negotiations Did Not Succeed. INTERESTIN G THEORY SUGGESTION THAT THE VATICAN EXPECTED SHARE OF MONEY. The Orders Preferred That the Pur chase Price Be Paid at Manila Direct to Them. "The cause for the failure of the negotia tion* between the pope and Gov. Taft for the disposition of the friars' lands can be readily explained." This statement was made to a Star re porter today by a man well known in ?Washington, who lately returned from a foreign trip tmbracing a long stay in Home, and who more recently has been In commu nication with Catholic dignitaries in the eternal city. ?"It will be observed that the cable dis patches tod.iy represent the pope as bt ir.g highly displeased at the failure of the negotiations. Naturally he Is disappointed, as It is well known that the pope and his Immediate official household were dell hted at the prospect of realizing or ??.<?*> on the friars' lands. "The commission of cardinals who dealt with G v Taft s proposals consisted of one repres, nting the pope and one each for the different onl, rs ..f the church holding lands in the Philippines. The proposition was to p.t> th>- m aey. in three installments, bear ing Interest, to authorities te> be designated by the pop, . A Question of Beneficiaries. "The representatives of the orders were oppos d to that plan. They preferred to set the negotiations adrift, to be picked up later in the Philippine*, where payment e>f the moneys to the e>rders direct ce~>uld be made. They did not want the payments to go through the papal treasury. "It Is well known that the revenues of the pope have materially decreased within the past two years, anel that at this time his treasury Is depleted. The United States, the largest contributor to 'Peter's Pence.' which supported the pope's privy purse, d >es not se*nel as much money now as for merly. This Is aseribe-d to waning interest, due to the ascendancy of foreign methods over 'Americanism' as It Is known. Ire land. the next larg.-st contributor, has been heavily taxed with the rest of the British empire to sustain the Boer war, and her contributions have fallen off. Papal Treasury Depressed. "In France the establishment of rigorous surveillance of the monastic orders has set back the cause of the church considerably, driven many monks out of the republic and pulled down the sum total of the contri butions. In other countries of Europe in dustrial depression has operated to the same end. the result being that a condition exists which causes the pope to hail with delight any proposition seeming to bear financial relief. "In what way his treasury would benefit through the payment of money intended to compensate the monastic orders for loss of th*-ir property is a question not for dis cusston outside of the privy councils of the Vatican. It is evident to my mind, how ever, and In accordance with latest authen tic reports received from Home that the jealousy of the representatives of the orders over the question of the payment of the money was the underlying cause for the failure." The Manila Negotiations. No matter how the negotiations at Home end, even in the unlikely event that at the last moment the Vatican officials should close with the principal proposition ad vanced by Gov. Taft, it is believed here that it will still be necessary for the apos tolic delegate referred to In Cardinal Ham polia's notes, to go forward to Manila in the capacity of an appraiser of the friars' properties. Monslgnor Broderlck. private secretary to Monsignor Sbarttti. called at the War De partment today and hael a conference with Secretary Root, the substance of which has not been maele publle-. Mgr. Broderick's principn! Mgr. Sbaretti, has been in Wash ington for many weeks. He started from Home preceded by a declaration that he had been named as archbishop at Manila, out when he re<rched Washington on his way te> the orient, he ?was detained at the papal legation here. It was the original understanding that In his capacity of archbishop of Manila. II hec was appointed to that post, he was to negotiate directly with Governor Taft re specting church matters In the Philippines, including the friars' lands ejuestlon. He was cleari> greatly disappointed when he learned in Washington that his plans were to be changed and that the negotiations were to be conducted at Home instead of Manila. The outcome at Rome, however. taken in connection with Mgr Broderick's call, has led to the t e-lief hat Mgr. Siiare-tti is. after all. to be archbishop e?f Manila. At any rate. It is understood that he is to continue his Journey to the Philippines, and if he <l'>es not till the post mentioned, he may still b# named an apostolic delegate there in view of the experience he had in the same line in adjusting the status of the <'athol1 ? e'h ireh properties in Cuba with f'mvernor Wood while he was bishop of Cuba. PHILIPPINE CUSTOMS RECEIPTS. Four Months of 1902 Compared With Last Year. The bureau ?>f Insular affairs of the War T>epartm?-nt has prepareei for publication a comparative statement, showing the cus toms revenues lr. the Philippine archi pelago. for the first four months of 11*Ki. compared w ith the same period of 1901, 1'JwJ and 18U0. The statement sheews that for the four months etieled April 30. l'.*C. the customs WWW ?>ri- ftWUPiW; for the same pe riod In II.iMR.WTmfor 11(00, Jl.SNi, 214.82. and for 1W?1. It will be noted that there has been a steady Increase In the ce?ilectloiis during these periods, and that the revenues for the current year are more than double those for 1*K?. The figures represent the custom house re ceipts expressed In I'nited Currency values the ratio for the first %hree years being J: M xican for $1 American; and for 11KC! be ing til" Mexican for $1 American for the first thro- months, and CJMexican for $1 American for the month of April. Going to Oyster Bay. Secretary Shaw has received a telegram from President Roosevelt asking him tc come to Oyster Bay the latter part of next week for a conference. Secretary Shaw Will go to Oyster Bay about Friday, anel will discuss with the President the condi tion of the Treasury I>epartment and ?he matter of several appointments. It is not lindersteeod that there is any matter ol Kreat importance. The President, Rep.Littlefield and Attorney General Knox. WHAT THEY HAVE DONE PLAN TO REGULATE COMBINA TIONS OF CAPITAL. Bill to Amend the Sherman Law and the Substitute Offered by the Man From Maine. Great interest still attaches to the "trust triumvirate"?President Roosevelt, Repre sentative Littlefield and Attorney General Knox-and what these gentlemen have thought on this subject, as well as what they have dene, is now being scanned for indications of what may be expected Jn the future. As Mr. Littlefield is the only legislator In the combination, and as he has been active along this line during his three years in Congress, there seems to be a trail blazed behind him which indicates to an undoubted [ certainty the course he will continue to pursue when he takes the matter up next I winter. Mr. Littlefield has been written to for a [ statement of the condition of his mind on I this question at the present moment, and in reply he states that he is receiving similar requests from the press in all sections of the country: thut he deems it best for him self. as well as for the good of the cause, that he sh^H say nothing on the subject at this time. Mr. Littlefield has corresponded with friends in Washington, however, since he is reputed to have been selected by the President to lead a rough-rider crusade against great combinations of capital in the House next winter. It is understood from this correspondence that the matter has not progressed to the extent of a defi nite understanding regarding the drafting of a bill. i Mr. Littlefield is known to have had fre inent conferences with the President dur ing the last session of Congress on the subject of the trust bills which he had intro , duced. and on which he was making strong [ efforts to secure action. President's Probable Plan. ' When it bccame a certainty that the [ House committee on the Judiciary would report neither of the bills introduced by Mr. Littlefield the President in the course of a conversation just before the adjourn ment of Congress, entirely in an Informal manner, urged Mr. Littlefield to keep the subject in mind and to continue to press legislation at the next session. The plan is. so far as any plan has been formed, for the President to repeat in his next message his recommendations in re gard to trusts, probably at greater length and with more emphasis. Mr. Littlefield will then continue to urge the report of his bills in modified form, or he will embody their provisions in one measure and intro duce it early in December. It is altogether probable that before he does this he will consult Attorney General Knox and Judge William A. Dav, who has been connected with the Department of Jus tice in the prosecution of the beef trust. Judge Day has made a study of corporation law, and will doubtless be able to give Mr. Littlefield valuable assistance in modifying the two pending bills or in framing a new measure. Only to the extent that the ad ministration is anxious for more trust legis I lation will Mr. Littlefield's bills be known as administration measures. Mr. Littlefield's Aim. There is no secret about Representative Littlefield's position on trusts. He has studied with care the subject ever since he entered Congress three years ago. His present views are well founded and in the main may be taken to form the basis of the legislation to be urged next winter to which the administration is expected to lend its support. Mr. Littlefield will aim. first of all, to es tablish beyond aii question of doubt fed eral control of all corporations engaged in commerce between the states, and to broaden the scope of the Sherman anti trust law. Second, this once established, he will at tempt a system of publicity that will ena ble the government at all times to obtain information of the standing and doings of corporations engaged in Interstate traffic Third, the imposition of a tax on such cor porations doing an interstate business as have outstanding capital stock unpaid in whole or In part. Fourth, the prevention of Indiscriminate Increase of capital stock of such corpora tion. unless such Increase appears to gov ernment authorities warranted by financial standing. Bill of Last Session. Mr Littlefield's ideas of establishing un questionable federal control over combina tions doing an interstate business were largely embodied in a bill Introduced at the beginning of the last session to amend the Sherman anti-trust law, for the purpose of strengthening It at those points where its operation has been found by federal author ities to be weak or open to doubt. This bill will form the basis of next win ter s effort to put more power into the Sher man law. It amends the first section of that law. under which Attorney General Knox proceeded against the beef trust by making a combination or conspiracy In re straint ?,f trade a crime instead of a mis demeanor. It also amends the first, second and third sections of the Sherman law by making a conviction of violation punishable by fine "and'" imprisonment Instead of by fine "or" imprisonment, thua removing the option from the courts. Four sections are added to the Sherman law. one of which provides that any common carrier or transportation company which shall knowingly transport the property of a combination found to be Illegal shall be subject to sever penalties, to be recovered by the United States by an action brought in court. Another of the new sections provides that no person in any proceeding under the provisions of the act shall be ex cused from attending, testifying or produc ing books. The other sections define the courts in which such action shall be taken, and the method of procedure. Mr. Littlefield's views on the question of publicity coincide with those of President Roosevelt, as already made known in his public utterances, and the President is said to be satisfied with the last bill on this subject, Introduced by Mr. Littlefield on March 11, which was a substitute for a bill of the same general nature Introduced last December. This, }r general provides that every cor poration engaged in interstate commerce shall on the 1st of September of each year file returns with the Treasury Depart ment which give all the details of its or ganization and. if a consolidation, the name of the constituent companies, amount and par value of authorized stock, the amount issued and the amount paid In. It also pro vides that the exact financial standing. In cluding the total earnings, operating ex pense.-* and dividends declared, shall also be made known to the Secretary of the Treasury at the same time. fn other words, all the books of a corporation do ing an interstate business shall be open to the officials of the government. This will be the amount of the publicity legislation to be urged next winter. The taxation features were also included in the publicity bill, which provided for a tax of 1 per cent per year on the capi w tal stock outstanding of a corporation do ing interstate business which has a whole or part of such capital unpaid. Iniquities of Watered Stock. Mr. Littlefleld has long held the view that the managers of large corporations had no right to double their property in capitaliza tion by th? stroke of a pen. The iniquities of watered stock by which a few benefit and the general public suffer have often appealed to him and often been the subject of comment. The taxation of corporations whose stock Is not all paid In, he thinks, would go some distance in preventing this custom. But other laws for purposes of prevention, he thinks, are needed and can be easily framed when once the subject of absolute government control is finally set tled. Plans for the regulation of combina tions with reference to such increases of stock have not yet been formed, but that an attempt will be made to bring this Into the proposed legislation of next winter now seems certain. I As to the passage by Congress of such legislation, whether or not the administra tion stands stoutly behind It?that is an other story. Next winter's session will last onlv about two months and a half. Dur ing the entire long session just closed Mr. i tiefteld after constant and persistent ef fort was unable to get even a vote in com mittee on either one of his bills. No propo sition for further trust legislation was ever hinted at by a republican In the Senate, and when the publicity feature of the Presi dent was proposed as an amendment to the census bill, the entire republican majority voted against it. Interior Department Changes. The following offi-eial changes have been made in the Department of the Interior: Office of the Secretary?Appointment: Clarence H. Reese of Maryland, copyist, $900. Pension office?Resignations: George f". Burba of Kentucky, clerk, $1,200; Morris Kelm of Virginia, clerk, $1,000. Promo tions: William H. Andrews of Kansas, clerk, $1,000 to $1,200; Napoleon (rates of Oregon and Howard O. Fritts of Indla.ia, copyists, $1100, to clerks. $1,(100. Patent office?Appointments: Miss Laura V. Walker of Connecticut, copyist, $720; Harry Coogan of Indiana, messenger boy, $30>. Promotions: Miss Emma G. Hunter of Pennsylvania, model attendant, $SOO, to copyist, $800; Miss Nellie L. Hawke ot Pennsylvania, copyist, $720, to model at tendant, $N00; Horace R. George of Penn sylvania, messenger boy, $3410, to copyist. $720. Resignation: Robert M. Barr ol Massachusetts, fourth assistant examiner, $1,200. General land office?Appointment: Homer F. Tripp of Ohio, copyist, $UW. Stenographers and Typewriters Want ed. There is a good opening for expert stenog raphers and typewriters In the civil service in the Philippines. Colonel Edwards, chief of the insular bureau. War Department, has received a cabled request to send six such persons to Manila for employment In the Philippine government. These are reg ular civil service appointments and run during good behavior. The salary Is $1,200 a year, with an Increase of $200 after six months' satisfactory service. Appointees receive free transportation from San Fran cisco, and their other expenses, such as subsistence to Manila, are reimbursed after six months' service. The Fort Hall Indian Lands. Assistant Commissioner Richards of the general land office, who }s In charge of the sale of land in the Fort Hull Indian reser vation in Idaho, has wired the Secretary of the Interior that he had succeeded In sell ing only fourteen tracts out of 210 tracts offered -within a distance of five miles from the town of Pocatello. Congress fixed a minimum price of $10 an acre on land with in the five-mile Hmlt. Mr. Shallenberger Goes to Maine. W. S. Shallenberger, second assistant postmaster general, and Mrs. Shallenberger have gone to Maine to remain through the heated months of summer. During Mr. Sbalienberger's absence Chief Clerk Stone will serve as second assistant. "CHARLES HILL'S" H2IBS FOUND. . ? i He Died at Los Angeles Leaving 000 Cash. LOS ANGELES, Cal., July 19,-The mys tery surrounding the Identity of the man known as "Charles Hill," who died at the Good Samaritan Hospital here on May 17, leaving $142,000 in cash, has been solved. His real name was Salem Charles, and his home was at Brimfleld, Mass. The story of the search for heirs by the public administrator and his attorney, Leon Moss, is interesting. After following up innumerable alleged "clues," all of which came to naught, Administrator Kellogg found among the old man's effects an old family Bible, on the fly leaf of which was written sentences almost, faded and ren dered illegible by age. The writing was magnified and the name of "Charles" and "Brim?, Mass.." were de ciphered. Attorney Moss went to Brimfleld, Mass.. and without disclosing his identity, found a family named Charles, which had been prominent in that locality for two hundred years. After a thorough investi gation Moss became convinced that he had found the family of the deceased. There are eight direct heirs to the estate, the most prominent of whom is Salem Darius Charles, chairman of the board of street commissioners of Boston. The old man, Salem Charles, always had been an eccentric character and no reason has been found for his change of name. He is said to have made his money by im porting cloth while residing in Texas be fore and during the civil war. JAMES E. ROBINSON'S WILL. Leaves Part of His Fortune to North western University. CHICAGO, July 19.? James F. Robinson, late president of the Rock Island National Bank and Central Trust and Savings Bank of Rock Island, 111., left part of his fortune to Northwestern University in his will, which has just been probated. Mr. Robin son was a graduate and a trustee of North western. The estate left by him is estimated at 11,000,000. Just what part of this North western will receive is not stbted, but it probably will be about $1400,000. The American University at Washington. D. C., also is left a considerable amount of property. CHINAMAN'S PECULIAR POSITION Has Himself Arrested to Establish His Citizenship. SAN FRANCISCO, July 19.?L. O. Lin Jow, a Chinaman who had been refused a pass by the Chinese bureau here, is in a peculiar position. He Isdesirous of taking a trip to China, but has no certificate of registration as he claims he is native born. The bureau refuses to admit that he is a native, though it has not detained him for i deportation. In order to have a chance to show in i court that ht is a citizen, Jow had himself i arrested and charged with illegal residence in this country. He yfas bi?ught before United States Commissioner Heacock for a hearing, but the commissioner ordered him dismissed from custody. Heacock de clares that if he granted a hearing on such a charge to Jow, thousands of Chinese would follow their countryman's example I and try to piove thetr cfciienahlp. A hear ing before him was not the psaptr mode of procedure. ? 4 : GUESTS OF THE PRESIDENT. Senator Keane, Mayor Low and Mr. Jelke at Lunch. OYSTER BAY, N. Y., July 19? President Roosevelt entertained a distinguished party at luncheon today at his Sagamore Hill home. United States Senator John Keane of New Jersey arrived on a morning train and went directly to Sagamore Hill. He came primarily to invite the President on behalf of Governor Franklin Murphy of New Jersey to visit the cam* ot the New Jersey National Guard at Sea Girt on July 24. It is not unlikely that Mr. Roosevelt may accept the invitation, as he-is particu larly interested in the great second line of the country's defense. State Senator E!s berg of New York followed, having been invited by the President to talk over with him New York state affairs. Late last night Ferdinand Jelke jr., of Cin cinnati, Ohio, arrived in Oyster Bay to rail by invitation upon the President. He. too, was a guest at luncheon. Mr. Jelk^ is a member of the Ohio circuit court bench. He is a long-time friend of Mr. Roosevelt. He said there was no political significance in his visit. He is on his way to Qogue. L. I., where he and his family will pass the summer. Mayor Low of New York arrived about noon on his yacht, the Surprise, and went direct to Sagamore Hill, where he was wel comed cordially by the President. He and Mr. Roosevelt are the closest personal friends. During the afternoon they ex pected to discuss political affairs in New York, in which both are peculiarly inter ested. Mayor Low may remain at Saga more Hill tonight and a part of Sunday. SHOWED THIRTY KNOTS SPEED. Endurance Trial of the Torpedo Boat Destroyer Whipple. The torpedo boat destroyer Whipple has completed her official endurance trial over the Chesapeake bay course and has re turned to the yards of her builders, the Maryland Steel Company. The Whipple was run over the mile course at different speeds to standardize the propellers and ascertain the number of revolutions required to produce a certain speed. The mile course was run at a speed of 29.44 knots and the highest attained was at the rate of knots. On the measured course she maintained during the hour's trial required by the endurance test the great speed of *27Vj knots, IVi knots more than required by the contract. The condi tions were that the boat must make a sin gle mile at a speed not below 28 knots an hour and must be run one hour without stopping at a speed of 2<> knots. In both requirements the Whipple exceeded. It now rema'ns for the builders to com plete some work necessary in the fitting up of the boat, when, with the Truxton, she will be ready to be turned over to the Navy Department. Secretary Moody Out of the City. Secretary Moody is out of the city today and it is presumed that he has gone to Oyster Bay to see the President. The offi cials of the Navy Department profes3 ignorance as to the Secretary's where abouts. but admit that he will be back Monday morning. Rear Admiral Taylor, chief of the bureau of navigation, is acting as secretary. Assembling of the Warships. Rear Admiral Higginson's squadron, con sisting of the battle ships Kearsarge, Ala bama, Massachusetts and the gunboat j Scorpion ,has arrived at Wood's Holl, I Mass. The torpedo boat flotilla is at New port, where It will await the arrival of I he j Biddle, which grounded in Hampton Roads ! Wednesday. The latter sailed for Ne.wp.jit last night. Personal Mention. Captain Francis AV. Dickins of the navy is in the city for a few days vis'ting friends at 24 Iowa circle, preparatory to taking command of the receiving ship Independ ence at the Mare Island navy yard, Cali fornia. Dr. Pollard is recovering from a llg'ht case of malarial fever. He has not been seriously sick. He expects to be up and out some time next week. Mr. Howard Brady, Harrison street, Ana costia, is spending his vacation with rela tives in Frederick. Md. Mr. G. D. Baily and Mr. L. F. Foster are at Atlantic City. Prof. H. D. Campbell of Washington and Lee University, Virginia, is viait'ng at 1M6 31st street. Passports Good Only for a Year. The Turkish minister has informed the fitate Department that consular vises of passoorts are food only for one year in Turkey. ENDS ACTIVE CAREER General Brooke to Retire Monday. DISTINGUISHED RECORD REPEATEDLY BREVETTED FOR GALLANT SERVICES. Was Wounded Four Times During the Civil War?Services During the Spanish War. General Jolin R. Brooke, ihe senior major general of the array, closed hts active military career today, as he will be placed on the retired list Monday by reason of reaching the age of sixty-four years of age. He will be succeeded in command of the department of the east by Major Gen. Arthur MacArthur. now commanding the department of tb l.ikt s at Chicago, but that officer will ?>ve way at N? w York in a few months to Major tJen. Chaffee, now in command of the division of the Philippines. The retirement of Gen. Brooke makes no vacancy in the list of major generals. That vacancy has been already anticipated by the appointment of Gen. George W. Da vis as a major general. Gen. Davis will succeed Gen. Chaffee in command of the military forces in the Philippines in S p tember next. A Distinguished Record. With the exception of Lieutenant General Miles General Brooke Is the only officer on the active list of the army who reached the grade of brigadier general during the civil war General Brooke had a distinguished military record during the civil war, enter ing as a volunteer captain Of a Pennsylva nia re-giment. He was wounded four times and was brevetted three tim<s during that war. He was bre vetted colonel of regulars for gallant and meritorious services in the battle v?f Gettysburg, brigadier genera! of regulars for gallant and meritorious serv ices in the battle of Spottsylvania Court House and major general of volunteers for distinguished services in the battles of Tolo potomy and Cold Harbor, Va. He was wounded at Fair Oaks. Va.. at Chanceilors ville, Pt Gettysburg and at Cold Harbor, Va. He was made a lieutenant colonel in the regular army at the time of the reorganiza tion in U*i?i, and has been advanced in regu lar order to be major general, which grade he reached In May, 1N1?7. In the Spanish War. At the outbreak of the Spanish war he was at Chicago in command of the lakes and was placed in command of the Pro visional Army Corps at Camp Thomas. Ga. He next commanded the 1st Army Corps and the Department of the Gulf. In July, 1??8, he was elesignateel a commissioner under the protocol to arrange for the evac uation by the Spanish troops of the Island of Porto Rico ariel commanded all tro >ps on that island and also the Department ol Porto Rico until December ft, 1WN. He was then transferred to Cuba aiiel placed In command of a division there, after which he was made military getvernor e>f that Island and serve-el in that capacity until relieved by Gen. Wood in December, IKi'U. when he returniel to the I'nited State's and placed in command of the department of the east, with headquarters at New York, where he is now stationed. Efforts were made by the President dur ing the last session of Congress to have a bill pafreel allowing him to retire with the rank of lieutenant general, but owing to the pressure to secure similar recognition for other offie'e-rs ihe bill failed. AMPHITHEATER STARTED. Physical Culture Building fcr St. Louis World's Fair. ST. LOCIS, July, lit.?Work has been be gun on the- excavatiem for the gymnasium which, with the gigantic amphitheater, wi'l be the center of the- physical culture exhibit of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition The gymnasium will ceist $l."io.?KN? and will have accommodations for 2.00D people. Simultaneously with the erection of the gymnasium the great ampnitneairr A athletic field, which will be ube^d during the world's fair for athletic contests, turner exhibitions and sports of al! kinds, will be carri-d to comple tiein. Considerable work ein the athletic tie lei has already been done, and the finishing touches whi'-h will make it the greatest athletic campus in the western country are to be put on within the next few elays. SUIT TO OUST CITY COUNCIL. Proceedings Begun at Cleveland by Ohio Attorney General. CLEVELAND. July 10,-Attorncy G.neral Sheets began quo warranto proceedings in the circuit court here today to oust the Cleveland city e*ouncil, and demaneling that the members of that body show by what right they holel eitfice. Judge Caldwell of the circuit court granted an order restrain ing the council from granting further fran chises or special privileges until the case is heard and decided. Attorney General Sheets holds that inas much as the federal plan of municipal gov ernment has been declared unconstitutional by the state supreme court, the city coun cil is an Illegal body. Race at Glenville Postponed. CLEVELAND, Ohio, July 111 ?The special trotting race scheduled for this af ernoun at the Glenville Driving Park between The Abbott, The Monk and J^p-d Derby has "been postponed Indefinitely, owing to the heavy rain and muddy track. NEW BRITISH CABINET Gossip as to Mr. Balfour's Associates. HE IS NOT POPULAB LARGE SECTION OF PARTY PRE FERRED CHAMBERLAIN. Fear That New Premier Will Not Make Sufficient Changes in the Ministry. LONDON*. July ill ?Cabinet making I* I ho absorbing subject of discussion her*. I>11 r iTithe week the public u;is regaled with more or !??ss shrewd pniphoclff, but no intimations were Riven out by the in ner circle- of the Intentions of the premier. A. J. Balfour, regarding the successors of the ministers who have already resigned or as to how far The changes In the min istry may be expected to extend. It Is un deniable tlial a very large section of the conservatives and liberal unionists aro strongly dissatisfied with the ministry as at present constituted, and It Is Increas ingly apparent that in spite of all the par Ham. ntary eulogies of Mr Balfour many unionists believe that a government of greater strength and capacity c..u!d have been established with Joseph Chamberlain, the colonial secretary, as leader. The Opinion |B freelv expressed on all sides by unionists as well a, the liberate that the Interests of the empire nowadays are so vast and complex that thov are sorely in need of the oversight of ? man or broader and more forcef?| IK>w, rs. who should be dissociated fr??m th?* atmosphere of constant debate ov? r the detail* ?.f nu'-h measure s. for Imrtane e. , h. eelu. ati.m a x/w h,'- 'luestlon ,,f p leasing 1'atrick v- ,u ,"K Ihe member of puian, nt for North I,( itrim. from the p.-nalt\ .,f con tempt of a p 'tty Irish court The appointment of Mr Chamberlain to the premiership would have i? ? r. ceived with cold disfavor by the op position and would have been a red rag to the anglo phobes but nevertheless there Is a multl tuae of government supporters who would be glad to have him as chief, an.l the As sociated I ress is Informed from sources of undoubted authenticity that Mr Chamber lains elaims to the premiership would have been recognlz d as being better than Mr. Balfour 8 had he not whenever occasion presented Itself urged Mr. Balfour's succca sion against his own. Salisbury s Resistance to Germany. One Important and strong point of the late administration which has not yet be come generally known and appreciated and which it Is feared Mr. Balfour will not fully inherit was I.ord Salisbury's persistent re sistance to Emperor William's efforts to entangle Great Britain in an alliance with Germany. Th.se efforts have been made at intervals since 1KC., and are likely t0 be renewed now that I.ord Salisbury has re tired. The chit f. immediate cause of aj>prehcn slon. however. Is that Mr. Balfour will he unwilling to either radically redu?*> the size of the unwieldy cabin, t. now number injr nineteen, or m;ike sw< ej?jnt^ chang^g !n it. Now here is its complete reconstruc tlon more earnestly urged than among the conservatives themselves, some of whom profess to fear that unless the ministry is Strengthened its support in the house of commons will rapidly dwindle. Th.- conser vatives are doubtful whether Mr Balfour Is sufficiently resolute to recreate the min istry against the wishes of most of his present official associates. The consensus of best Informed conservative opinion points to a list of appointments something like the following as being the most likely Mr. Hanbury, the president of the l.oard of agriculture, to succced Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, the chancellor of the ex chequer. the announcement of whose resig nation was not received with favor by the conservatives, with the exception of those who desire to see the post of the exchequer filled by a man committed to the principle of preferential trade with the colonies. Other Candidates Mentioned. Other candidates mentioned for the ex chequer are the Rt Hon. Janus W. Low ther, the former parllami ntary secretary for foreign affairs; I.ord George Hamilton, the secretary of state for India, who is not considerrd to be a financier, and Sir Edgar Vincent, the former financial adviser to the Egyptian government and ex-governor of the Imperial Ottoman Hank at Constanti nople. It is now considered probable that Earl llalsbury will be succeeded as leird chan cellor by Sir R. B. Flnlay, at present atteir ney genera!. The manner in which Ixwd Halsbury exercised his prerogative in the appointments ?>f Judges has caused consid erable dissatisfaction. It is asserted that many e>f the appointees do neit reach the high standards previously maintained in the Engl sh courts. Earl Cadogan. the lord lieutenant e,f ire land. will probably be succeeded by the Duke eif Marlborough, the Earl of Pem broke? and Montgomery or the Ear! or I>uel ley. If the Duke of Marlborough Is ap pointed It will l?e* elue to his wife?*s popu larity as much as to the duke's merits. The duke's name is also mentioned as the possible successor of the Earl of Hope tcun as governor-gene-ral of Australia. Should C. T. Ritchie resign the home s?cretarvship. George Wyndham. now rhief secret an far Ireland, is considered a prom ising candidate. | l.ord Ashlii urne's position as lore! chan cellor e?f Ireland is acceptably filled. To Succeed Lord James. J. Austen Chamberlain, eldest son or Jo liciteir general, and the l>uke ot Bedford are strongly urged to succeed Ixird James of Hererord in the anomaleius cabinet posl | tiein or chancellor or the duchy or Lan I e-asler. Lord Hopetoun is a secondary pos slbi:itv. 1 T he1 resignation etf Lord George- Hamilton as secretary of state fe>r India Is c >ns:dered probable. J. Austen Chamberlain, eldest son of oj ?f-|ih t hamberlain. aud financial secretary I to the* treasury, will doubtless become a cabinet minister in some secondary position. The Right llaneirable Gerald Balfour, president of the board e>f trade and brother of the- premier, cannot be1 sa'd to be- jw?pu lar with his party, but he' is not e'xjwded to retire from the cabinet. The retentiein of I.ord I.ansdeiwne as for eign secretary and the Duke e.f Devonshire as preside nt of the council ig considered foreordained, and it Is not believed that the changes will go beyond those men tioned. Army Orders. Captain John F. Stephens, loth Infantry, has been placed on the retired list on ac | count or disability. First Lieutenant Thomas Devereux, as 1 sistait surgeon, recently appointed, has been assigned to duty at Fort Snelling Minn. j Major Re.gers Blrnle, ordnance depart ment. has been detailed to duly as a mem ber or the board of engineers, in addition I to his present duties. Capt. Daniel E. Me?Carthy. quartermas ter. has been ordered to examination fe?r promotion. Vapt. Cecil Stewart. 4th Cavalry, haa been granted leave of absence for six mouths, with permiasion to go abroad.