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GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAY. The Tagcblatt of Berlin says it is rumored that a change in the German chancellorship may be expected. Among those mentioned as the possible successor of Chancellor von Bethmanri-Hollwcg, it names Prince von Buelow, former chancellor; Count von Hertling, Bavarian prime minister, and Count von Roedern, secretary of the imperial treasury. Congress was asked by Secretary Daniels yesterday to appropriate 5,000,000 for naval aeronautics in addition to the amounts carried in this years appropriation bill. The navy is working out a considerable air program of its own aside from the great 1917.sh25,000,000 military aircraft project of the defense council. A 3,000.000,000 bushel prospective crop of corn this year is the answer returned by farmers of the United States to President Wilsons call for food for Americas allies in the war. Never before has sucli a crop been grown. Five men were killed and thirty-one injured in nn explosion which wrecked two storehouses at the Mare Island navy yard yesterday, according to the commandants reports to the navy department. According to reports reaching Rotterdam from Berlin and forwarded by the Exchange Telegraph, Emperor William invijted the neutral ambassadors and ministers to a. conference on Saturday. James W. Gerard," former ambassador to Germany, has retired from the diplomatic service and returned to private life.