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HERO PRIESTS OF THE WAR.
First of a series of vivid stories of self, sacrifice and devotion. By Dr. Peter Ouilday of the Catholic Univer- slty of America. IN NEXT SUNDAY'S SUN. he THE WEATHER FORECAST. Snow or rain to-day; fair and colder to-morrow. Highest temperature yesterday, as; lowest. Detailed weather, mall nl marine reports nn page 1! VOL. LXXXIII. NO. 138. NEW YORK, SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 1916. Copyright, 1916, fc the Run Print inp ami Pnblhhing AttocMion. 60 PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS. - - - - BLUNDER PUT 18 MINERS IN ROOT WARNS OF GRAVE DANGERS FACING NATION MYSTERIOUS EXPLOSION ON THE E-2 IN NAVY YARD WRECKS BOA Tt KILLS FOUR MEN AND INJURES TEN AS EDISON'S BATTERIES ARE BEING DISCHARGED Jstm. BLOCKADE OF GERMANYTOBE MADE FORMAL Britain Soon to Ismic, Dec laration Supplimliim Orders in Council. TRAP, IS FEAR Lansing Hcnra Subordinate Got Safe Conduct Assur- nnccs for Americans, i CONSUL EDWARDS IS ASKED TO EXPLAIN Special Train Brings 150 More U. S. Citizens Out of Bandit Territory. The seventeen Americans who were lolled by Mexican bandits, may have conn Into the Infested territory with rsttrancrs of safe conduct from the Cnrranra Government obtained .through mistaken zeal on the part St a United States official. The Htate Department fears that a ( subordinate may have obtained these . assurances without consulting Secre- 1 ert C. Smith, k. t .. of Montreal, Su- ..... t.n.in . preme Court Justice Almct F. Jenks and tar Rinsing-. Henrj. u stlmsoni Consul Kdwards has been naked to j responding to these tributes Sfna explaln statements attributed to lilm tor Hoot delivered nn address described i.. . ai 1 bv most of the persons who hentd It as that assurances were Riven at the dl- . . torceti of his entire rectlon of the State Department. Ambassador Deslgnnto Arredondo Ini-ists that CScn. Obregon did not In vite the mine men to return. Repara tion hinges on this point. Another tralnload of Americans la on the way to the border from Chi li lahua. Kcar la held for the safety of 500 Mormons In Villa's territory. lieprefentntlve Cox of Indluna In a rriolutlun charges that. Curranza Is head of the slsil monopoly In Yucatan.: In under the shadow of great rcspoust- hllltles and great danger to Its Instltu- ALL 1 LLtUKAMb 1U have grown so great that we cannot CONSULS EXAMINED i llxe um" 'n"fc' " ,er Hurst tons l.nnmlnK. State Department Krurs Homebody' ..Vvw. lluc,ton!l Uxtm up In the liori Kxcrrilrri Ills AulborlO. zon which must be met. questions upon Washinoton. Jan. 15. Kear on the putt of the Btato Department officials that subordinate!) of the. Department p.mv h.ie obtained assurances of safe cendut for the Americans In Mexico last Monday without first con- .tiling Sccretur Lansing caused i hur-1 i,ed examination this afternoon of all ,e,e.r-,w and lee,s of Instruction sent .. Aiuetliau Consuls In Mexico III recent ceks. T.i- n.iilr was undertaken a- the . - .... . ..m.j rriut f lepe.ited statements attributed to consul Thiim.is D. i: J wards at Juarez ' in press despatches from 111 Paso that Lie Litter had obtained these assuiances tt too direction of the State Department. ! t....i.i o ..... , itWIVH . . .win omcini j ..'.- t.ng in giving their reasons for not tak ing summary ait Ion to avenge the deaths vt i tit nrventern Americans have stated f.eral times that the Americans were .tiiie, to ke.p out of the territory 'iVn ihe wer killed both by the State iJtpartmeut and Carranza authorities. ... . . , l.iliwinU nkrft In Uiplnln. A ' the inquiry this .ifteriuion did not li'i .itciirdliig to high olticials of the I'ciMrtmciit. tli.it any Instructions had icen sent to IMwards or any other Con- 'j "j obtain afsurancea of protection f('i inr! ,irj. retuinlng to Mexlcu, Sec- li'iry Liiisiiig has wired Consul Kd- w.irilt .iskliaj an explanation of his Uteir.ente, particularly In nganl to his iwlrli ailon that Januar a was the iMte cm which he received Instructions from U.iblilngtoii to get bafe conducts r -'i nun who were killed. The only telegram sent to Consul Ed- aii' on that dite was one Instructing I. in to urge upon the Carranza authorl- -i ne protection oi American prop-1 lies In Chihuahua, and officials con-1 Km! tiiiu by no procem of reasoning ' ioul'1 IMnnrds have Interpreted this an I . ic'iufsr iur sale coiuiucis lor ins Amertfiiri mliicm, It Is thought possible, ro'i(.,.r mat the Consul may have a-ted i lui own responsibility In obtaining thfin 'e . if other hand olllclals are con v til alter exanilnatlon of various re poi's from III I'aso uiid Juarez that e.!ur in -es of s-afcty were given the n jnli-rfil men, Inasmuch .ts it Is said tint' ,hi Olnegon Is known previously . through sacrltk-e and the blood of mar he olllcers and em- 1 tyrs and the devotion of mankind. And tn n.. f. I..AII rnv.,.. nr t.AKin.. i..Ana um.ii. .iiiiany with plant's at Chihuahua ' .n- other parts of Chihuahua 1 fta-e. io reniin . ihflr .irnnenles. rit- Cams mat tin.) would not be molested. ! I Arredondo. Carranza's Ainba- lnr designate here, in conference with rei.ir Lansing, has Insisted that no 'H 'citations were ever Issued and '1 11' '11, regon and the other authorities ""I 'hemselves to Issuing permits 1 '" ans. when requested, for use '111,1 the Carranza lines, V . gn nltlcial of the Department did fi- .en.,,1,. to say to-night that If the a au.horlUes imd voluntarily. c if ..iir..i u .,f :.feiv in the mnr. i 'iim" Americans their responslhlllty for 'h '.1 e of there men would be even r.., f. i,an If the safe conducts had I" s?.cu on request, I'oliil for Itepnrollon. ' " in slated that this Is an Im P"1'" poliii to be determined In de 'l e -a. what steps the United States fi'jvii' 1, ,ti,t would take to demand 'tid'.i r.i, for iho lives of tho Anierl- V' '11 same time the Administration Hit. 'as using every Influence to divert "' P'.i l" iiilinl from any thought of ar-m-u intervention. The statement Is ' 11 " .1 In that the President Is deter iinul i;Im. Carranza a "chance" to "m i v. 1. the murderers and to restore "nle .thing Hie border. T e ij N lining raised by the Ad '" ' atlon that partisan polltlcB Is bo Mi 1 ins deiiuinsiiallon In the Senate for " iii". drastic policy. This contention . being aihanced notwlthslandlng the ' n.d the Democrats themselves are 'a is privately, and tome of them pub- ('onlliitieif on Fifth Papr. ri i)lli.AI'(i)MTA-('tTIA-Mni)TH. TH.TIH t'OAMT LINE. ' t- "J Klectrle Lighted Trslns Dally via P'o -l II It. uf Houlh. Olltct, 1111 Bwy. -.Pi Urges Members of State Bar Association to Teacli Patriotism. FOH PKKPAREDNESS TO PHESEHVE HONOK 800 Lawyers and Judges Hear Him and Pay Trib ute to Ex-Senator. Kllhu Hoot was the cuett f honor at the Hotel Astor lust nlcht of the Stale Bar Association. To him were accorded such honor an few men have received from that body of distinguished lawyers and Judges. He was praised for his patriotism, for IiIh high abilities, for his sincerity and his extraordinary efficiency by Jacob M. Dickinson of Chicago. Hob-. career. It ran wim patriotism, u re viewed, what seemed to Mr. Hoot, the comfortable disregard of the American people to the principle of liberty upon which the republic was founded. It stated frankly and directly that the Kre.it duty of all Americans I to renew their devotion to llbertj. to stir them selves from their riches and their ease, mid to be prepared to defend their coun try from outside aggression or Insidious foes within. He said : "Our country, which seems so secure, so peaceful, so certain about Its pros pects of prosperity and peace. 18 passing which have little or no precedent to guide us ; questions upon the right dc termination of which the peace and prosperity of our country will depend. These questions can be met only bv a J t, nicjiared for the performance of Its duty "Something has been said about the J-P "ThartV.fHUn.Sl,. neo-Halty of concentration upon the work of the constitutional convention had passed my mind went back to those grave and serious dangers that threaten Jur ,UIllr,. Ho completely that when the constitution was defeated It was a scarcely noted Incident In my life. r ." 'l10 fi"V,re "" ' responslblllt of the bar? .,.,l ,.,, !,. il,,H upon n foundation of .principle. They must renew their loyalty to Ideals, and I the basic principle Is the principle of I American law. It Is the principle of I Individual liberty which baa grown out of the life of the Anglo-Saxon race n.a l.tiu l.eett uMKlnir Ntronir during 'all the 700 years since the Magna ciiirla "That was the formative principle that made America, the United States and Canada, preserving liberty and do- lug Justice. That, the power of the principle of Individual liberty. Is t lie greatest formative iower in tlie hls- tory of the world. Over agalnt It stand the principle of the State. L'pon the one hand la the principle that all men are created with luallen- able rights which governments are ere- ated to preserve. On the other hand Is the principle that States are created w ith supreme rights, which all Indl- vldual" are bound to observe. , "And that Is the fundamental que- tion which is iichik iuukiu um un battlefields of Kurope. ..r rrpnreilness Here In this country we have en Joyed, liberty and order so long that we have forgotten how they came. Our people assume that they came as the tip itinies. They have assumed that they will of their nature and by their own force continue inrever numim ui fort Ah. no! Liberty has always been luirn .if strucKle. It has not come save it ltt not to be preserved except by Jeal-i ous watchfulness and stern detcrmlna- Apat a'ml wrecl(age the force of the tlon always to be free, M , , t "Tliat eternal vigilance Is the price ofiexpiosun . liberty Is so much a truism that t has lost Its meaning, but it Is an eteni.il truth, and the principles of Ametlcan liberty to-day stand In need of a renewed .levoilon on the part of the American people. We have forgotten that In our i ast material prosperity. v o naie grtiiMi so rich, we have lived In peace and comfort and ease so long. w" "'"'8 forgotten to what we owe those agtee-1 able Incidents of life, "We must be prepared to defend our indtvldiiii hertv n l wo ways, iirinum lu. nreimred to do It first by force ofL arms against all external I aggression. Clod knows I love peace, and I lPlse all iffVnTSTlff1 1-ce 1 ' Co n Mm a '! from First Poor. THE SUN TO-DAY CONSISTS OF SIX SECTIONS, AS FOLLOWS : flfiST Cenertl New SECOND Sporting. Kenneli. Automobile THIRD society, urinu, iviuiic FOURTH -PietorUI Mrint FIFTH Lithotravure Supplement. Aft ...... SIXTH Foreign. Semi-New Articles. Booki, Queriei, Chen. Fuhions. Ral Etitt, School i, Gtrdtni, Poultry, Finncil. Probltms . ToUl RtaJtri t ntuiittlm uht it tl nttltt til tf that ittlltm ulll tonja a Jaetr tn "JU Sun" h ntttfulnt PuUkttltn Dtptttmml tt tnct h Pn (MM Bttkmn) tni miulnt tttUtnt ulll h prtmptly ftfittrM IJ ptulUt. Several Survivors So Badly Hurt They Are Likely to Die. COURT OF INQUIRY TO DETERMINE CAUSE Navy Officials in Washing ton Hint at a Deliberate Use of Explosives. An explosion wilcti navsl officers so far are unable to explain wrecked the Interior of the V. S. submarine E-2 while she was being repaired in Dry Dock No. 2 In the New York Navy Yard at 1:15 o'clock yesterday afternoon, killing one enlisted man and three yard workmen and Injuring at least ten others so severely that some of them are expected to die. The H-2 was the only submarine In the navy equipped with Kdlsnn bat teries, for which the chief merit claimed Is that they do not plve off chlorine gas. Also the K-2 had no gnsolene aboard, as her motive power Is generated by a Diesel oil burning engine. There was no explosive pow der aboard. If fsn accumulation of liyilrogen caused the explosion, which wan the only explanation offered last night. It was gas which had accumulateil be tween the top of the steel battery Jar, and the electrpllto.. The vessel and other submarine" of the type which arc equipped with these new batteries, the invention of Thomas A. Edison. Imve 230 of these batteries, each In a stee". Jar. ntid each battery welshing about 600 pounds. The hydrogen gas accumulates ti top. above a qimptlty of wutcr, usually about twenty gallon, which Is Kept there. Were Drnnlnsr Off Cms. The men at work upon these lul terles wslerdnv were engaged in drawing off the gas and replenish ig the water supplies. It Is thought probable that some workman touched n wrench or a piece of Iron to the tf rmlnnls of one of the batteries, thus making an arc. and that f this produced the spuiK wmcn enn.-en fh.. r.ldoslon. These batteries aie reached by un screwing some of the plates In the deck. Under this theory the explosion of the 230 batt.rles would not be. simultaneous, but descriptions of yes- terday's explosions agree that It was "long, low and dull." If one battery exploded, forcing In the sides of other batteries near by and causing them ti' explode, which In turn would explode, other batteries, such a sound might r result, particularly n the sides of th" submarine would muffle the distinct ness of the separate ensuing reports and merge them all Into one "long, low and dull" explosion." Word from Washington Inst night said that certain Navy Department of ficluls entertained suspicion that the explosion was one deliberately caused by outside agencies. "There was not at least there should not have been anything aboard the K-2." was the way Hear Admiral Nathaniel It. Usher, com mandant of tho navy yard, put It In reply to questions, "which could ex plode." , The submarine had been In dry dock since December 30 last. Consequently j she was as dry outside and Inside as u , smoked herring, .'ca water, which when an undersea boat Is submerged might help In the formation of gases in submarines equipped with lead bat- , terlcs which the E-2 was not could j not enter Into the nccldent. In times! of neace the torpedoes are not fitted nut with "war heads" of explosives. ...M..j t n t.trnp.ln hail causetl the that iintim ess iii . would have , J hcen ripped apart, whereas thero are . no markH uf the explosion to be seen . 0t8,,. plates any place, .. ... i.nmi..-....-. T)e rolTimamier of the K-2, Lieut. (.miriPH M. Cooke, Jr.. nnil about 1 'in . i thirty members or tne crew ami jarii workmen were aboard the submarine when tue explosion iinpprnrii. 111- - .toun it was Saturday nfternnnn some ()f tnc K.n crew twenty-five men f f tnp , workmi, wfr(, j not on duty, otherwise the ,1st of dead and Injured might have been greater. ' Lieut. Cooke w-(h merely Jolted about PgM .16 .60 - . - ; : ; " . .. . v f ,tr - i V , V . , s"r i-nk' ' - . v a bit niul scratched so slightly that he was not even listed amoui; the Injured. At ili tlnv of the explosion mem bers of the crew and the workmen were Installing a rmre effective ventilating system around (lit. IMlson batteries, 'rre only theory as to Hie eausv of the ex plosion advanced wan that although the balletic are said to give off no appre ciably quantity .of. chlorine rgjsv-jt Is possible that a sufficient nWnu'it' or hydrogen had been liberated which, when a tcutllatiug duct tunning ftom the battery was opened, m'xe.1 with the sur toiindliig a!r and exploded Whateier the fxplislVf m i r, it":i sliiuig eimugli to rip loose the eampnii lonway, k perpendicular stel ladder lending from the om 'i hat. h of the d. k down Into the submarine, and shoot it up through the open hatch Into the air so high that the ladder. ctrrlng a strip of one of the workmen's overalls fas. tened to the rungs, landed on the ro.if or a slud about !!. f.ct to the north east of the dry dock, l.lem CiH.ke s ptory of Jii"t what hap pened within the sulmiiMiie and other iletnllM will not . mailable to the public unt he snd oihe, navy is-n win. Im- began an Inve-tlcalioti hive rtpii.rleil to their ,ielftr.. .,.t ,oi.l(e-s reHrt yeslerdav io Admiral !r ,onk nnl' " sentence. He said: ,. .,"!!" expliLslm, aboard the I... under the battery deck," the battery deck meaning, Admiral Usher explained, the storage battery deck Admiral .Usher, nliu was called awnv rrom a lliuclie'm to Congressman Lemue'l I'adgett at the Iteptibllcati club In .Man hattan because of the ex slim, upon I,. rn 1 "'" n,,vy 'a,r'1 'I'P.dnted the following as a ,oin of Investigation to look Into the cames of Hi,, dlnister I.leiileuaiit.CoiimiHnder Pope Washing ton commander of the receiving shin Maine. I.leut. I., .if. Stewart of the de. KOENIG, ALSO, G0T VON PAPEN CHECK Kimiiiih'iU.s Sliow Aftivitics. of lliiiiiliiiri: l,im's Sccrcl Si'i'viif Cliii'f. LomioN-, .Ian, 15. The pap, is se.ed b the llritlsh authorities from Capt. von I'apen, m tccalled i lei man Mili tary Attache, fnrmerl) at Washington, pait of which weie madn public jtsier day, show that Von apeu made pay ments by check to I'aul Koenlg, under airest In New York, ainl Maim Adam Mill Weillll, Indicted by a IVdeia) llrand Jury III New York. Koenlg and Von Weillll, arrnrdltig to the charges against them, played Important parts in the nc tlvltles of Oerman agents In the United Stales, Check stubs show, according infniina. tlon obtained to. day, that seeial checks for large amounts were iiuulc out lo Koenlg, who was head of the police ser vice of the Hamburg-American Line. The check books show the lecelpl bj Capt. von I'apen of large sunia from "IScriistorft" Us well as from "IJntbissy." Koenlg was at rested on December 17 on a charge of conspiring with otheis lo blow up the locks of the Wellanil Canal, t Ounce ting Lake Kile and Lake Ontario. Von Weillll was Indlcltil ley a Keder.il llrand Jury on Kchriiary S last on a charge of procuring false passports for Herman reservists, lie cm-aped ninl It was reported later Hint he had been taken from the Norwegian steamer ller gensfjord by Ilrllluli authorities while at tempting to make his way tn flermnny. Cm I Hui oede, who was Indicted with Von Weillll. pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three years In the Kederal prison at Atlanta. U. S. ACTION UNLIKELY. More ConelilKlMe i:ieiice ufiliml Von I'npeu ceded. WamiiiniitoN, Jan. IS, The proba bility Is that the United States will lake no formal action In legard to the latest disclosures of the activities of Capt von I'apen, the Herman mllllniy rlnrhlirst, N', C, renlre of outdoor aperla. Hotel Curollliu, Holly Inn, Ucrtialilrt. Now open. Adv. ir.n.i MiCall and l.leut liush S Kay of the second division of sub.'uirlnes, to which th K-2 belonus. lny llnte Court of Iminlr. It is likely that Admiral Usher will decide within a diy or two to ask that a court of Imiulr, cmislrtlng of Judge advo.ale and thrie others, act In the ease. In accidents .so serious as that of jesterday, especially where there ate futjllties, sucli a court is convened and witnesses then nia be examined under oath. Admit. l IVlier had not deflnltel ilecttlcd last night whether or not such a tourt would be necessary. Secretary of the Navy Daniels was Marling out to speik at the National D-'inis-ralic Club In Manhattan on "Pre paiedness" when told that a submirlne had I'f.Mi blown up. It was said unoltl clallj around the niny yard later that the Seeretai would arrive there during the nflerii'iou ami that Miller Iteese Hun bison, rhlef engineer for Mr. Kill son, also would arrive nluut tho same time, niey had not come, however, up to Hi" time the ard was closed for the 1 d-iy. I When Secretary Daniels was told by attache In this country, unless the evi dence Is more deilnltc and conclusive than Is Indicated In the cable despatches from Umiluii. It was pointed out b otllclils here to-day that It was one thing I i have a set of rlrcumstaiit es that ap pear com hieing and quite another thltu to obtain leg il proofs of the unlawful u. of intinev Mich as would ernilt of formal action by this liiivernniont. j Count nn Mernslorff. the Oerman Am i bassailor, disposed of the alleged rcvela . lions, hy saying they did not concern the embassy, as Capt. von I'apen had no ' olliclal connection with It. but reported (directly to the War Otllce in Herlln. j No denial wos forthcoming tit the em bassy that advances of money had been I made lo Capt. cm Ripen. It was ex plained that this war not an unusual proceeding, partlculaily In view of the .conditions tirlslng from the wnr, Al I though such pdMuetitK weie made hy (the Ambassador. It said, Capt von ! I'apen made no accounting to him and was lesponslble only to the Herman War Office. The fact that Von I'apen nilninceil money to Werner Horn, a Htiman citi zen now miller airest for attempting to blow up the international bridge at V.inceboio, .Me., Is regarded as Hie most Hlglilllcaut res elation, At the t-aine time It Is regarded ns extremely difficult to gHe It un value us legal evidence. DENIES HE IS "It. V. M." m llr j sen tin k tn m He llliln'l Write 1,1'ller Von I'niien HnA Nuw Oiii.pans. Jan. 15, Karon nrnest Mm Meysenbug denies emphatically thai I he is the author of a letter alleged to , have been written to Capt. von I'apen I over Iho slgnalille "It. V. M." He made I the following statement to-day : "Ilefet ring lo the London despatch I concerning the papers of dipt von Papen I wish to say that I never wrote Hie lettir leproduced III this despatch and signed 'It. V, M ' "1 ma add that I have never had any roirespoiulence whatever with Capt, von I'apen except an Inquiry addressed to him In August, 1014, ns to where the Saxon Aimy Corps, In which my son was a Captain, had been scut, "It seems almost needless for me lo say that the sentiments expressed In the letter lefened lo are entirely rontraiy to those I entertain toward the country In which It has been my happiness to live for foity cais." Atlanta lllrinlnglmm. New Orleans California Via KOl'Tlir.UN HAHAVAV, the popular nunc liiforiiiulltin. N, V.ytttc, JKI Fifth Av, fc. SCENIC OF THE EXPLOSION AND THE WRECKED SUBMARINE. A HOVE General view of Urydock No. titken jesterday, s.ho.ving the sulimurine E-'J. which was blown up, in the foreground. In the back of the drydock are two sulininrincs of the K class. They were not damaged. Helow to right, is n photograph of the E-1.;, going at full cruising speed. To the left Thomas A. Edison going down the hatch of the E-2 to inspect his new buttery on the occasion of his visit to the navy yard, a few weeks ago. a reporter for Tin; Si:n that four men had been killed hi tho submarine explo sion at tlie navy yard he exclaimed: "What a teirltlc acldc-it ' IVur men! Nothlnc has so upset inn before ' Secretary Daniels said lh.it he would not make a formal statement respecting the accident until he had a full and VON PAPEN'S DATA EAGERLY AWAITED Fcilt'nil A iron (s I'vpccl Spizril Documents In ('liiicli n Number of ("uses. The .iriivnl nf the documents seized by Hie Hrltlsh in Capt. Kranr. von I'apen's dossier Is awaited eagerly h the Department of Justice. The letters, i heck stubs and other data are expected lo furnish a great amount of evidence that will help the Kederal olllclals tn clinch a number of other cases on which they ale working. A hunt was made yestenlay for the Dr. K. W. Meyer who unite n letter to Capt. mmi I'iipen piior lo his sailing. There nro many Meyers In the city, hut nn one could be found lo admit the allthoishlp of the missive. Denials with regard to nrious parts of the Von I'.ipi ii letters weie Issued Alwood Vlolett of Atwood Violet I & Co gave out a stalement in behalf of Huron llrnst von Meysenbug, former Herman Consul at New Orleans, but now a part ner of the company, Mr. Vlolett's statement follows; "Karon Mm Mf sealing has been a lesldent of New Orle.ii for more than thirty-live ears and at one tlni" was the Austrian Consul there, ami silbstsueutly the. Her man Consul them, but Ii" has held neither position for ten years. All tho lime thnlt he wax Consul for the coun tries named he was engaged In the cot ton business as an exporter and lnco IPOS ho ha been the resident partner In New Orleans of the cotton ilrm of At wood Vlolett Ii Co." A I'avensledt. u member of the firm of O, Amslnck k Co., was n warm friend of Capt von I'.ipen. He liven at the Herman Club, where Capt von I'apen lived at times durliu his visits to tills city H. Amslnck & Co, Issued tlie fol-low-Inn statement ; "The. statement In a morning paper timet ('apt. von Unpen had made pay ments 'tnrougn u. Aiiisincu f.- en, s SEAIIOA1II) ri.OKIHA, I.TII., 3ilfl I'. M. qulrkeat, ftnesl PlorlJu trsln tit ahnrteat Hear. Keyboard Air Line Hy till Uromlw.r, A4v. ' - 1 1 1 11 . 1 . w , complete report from Admiral Usher. U the time -he was then at the Na tional Denirv ratio Club he had nierelv tea id that an explosion had occurred in a submarine at the naw v.ud There had hcen no Intimation In tiie early re- 'unliMiirif on Mrfi pnr wholly false. Hecnuse of act,ualnt- ,'llH'e with Ailolph I'alenstedt. a member of th" firm, the ilrm has from tin, to tlie tvished Capt yon Papon's cheeks on the Itlggs Hank ;lt Washington, lie hav ing no bank account in New York These checks were nlw,is drawn to Mcesr r, Amslnck & Co., bearer. "They were paid in ourteno and he I'.r.n has no knowledge or InfoVm.- ' mm of the us,, to which the i niiev was lo be put. The chel.K cashed were iT'f,r,n"a" , 'V""""11"' l'-r excetsllng , Jl.nmi. a,,, ,,e aggregate amount was not large They were cashed , as personal accoininodaiion. ueh as the ; firm uniformly extends to arciu.ilnt ances and lo those who are properly ' Introduced, ' "Capt. von l'apon ha netr hiUl , iiccoutit with i !. Amslnck S. Co and the firm has neier made any remittance or p.i meats on his account. Neither . has the flint tt.t i. . . "' "s meniners liiillv.du.illy ever ,acei for him In unv wa and thej have no knowledge or coutiectloii with his business or llnan. clnl activities," "nan NO GATES: AUTOIST KILLED. Ir. I!. F. IlimUt sir,,,.), h. Tmlii in CrossliiK hi TlldeToo,. liiPUKwooii, .. .1., ,;,lp i r,r R Hanks, president of the Hanks Dental Association, was Instantly killed on tlie ctosslng at the P.rle Itallroad station lu-ioBiu wnen ins automoliilo ,Vas struck bv the Western i:press. fh bn was carried fifty feet and his small car was wrecked. Dr. Hanks lived on the Itldgewnod road, Westwnod. He had nrrhed from Jersey Ct and took his cur out of n garage, intending In drive liiinie. There ate nn gates at Hie crossing now, ns the Krle Is building a new station north of the old oho and is plaiiuliu; to con struct a crossing under the tracks. Two watchmen with lanterns, however, were on guard. Tim dentist was twice married Ills son, John T. Hanks, Is a dentist in West l''ort . second street, New York oil v. In- llaiks's d'aughler, Supine, Cornel' HanUs Wilder who died on December 21. l'.'i:i, was the wife of Mirshall I' Wilder, i he entertainer and liuniorls, Mr Wilder died on January in, S-,, Al lH SiTA M'Kt'l.tle I lOH I'. l. H.WI.Y VI. Siil'TIIIUtN ItAIIAVAV for Aiken hiuI ,i. sustti Cuiiipsrliiient tur lUlly ta Aususts bnprl. eertlr. Is V timet, riflh Ave! Ait- t. S. PKEfKOKXTS VOW APT I OX CITKI) London Piipors Wiirn Xcu-ti-als Hid (invurnmoiil. Show Xo 31 dry. I.O.VDON. .Inn !.". Itepresentallves of American shippers here expiessed thi opinion to-day that the orders In coun cil, on which Ureal Krltaln bases he." blockade of Germany, will be superseded in the near future by an actual derlara. tlon of a blockade, thus nioie closely approximating American Mews and American precedents. The one point established by the, presi opinions published here Is that Hre.lt Britain cannot and will not decrease til stringency of her present blockade ot German Imports and expoits, but will In crease the seveilo of the blockade Ri the war progresses, no matter what posi tion may be taken by tlie United States; orotherneutr.il Powers. A -t long feel ing Is expressed, however, that such n I move should 1- made to confotiu as far as possible to .precedents established by the United States, thus dlsai nilng Ainc- , lean protests. ' The i'ul! .lf'ill l.'riftf'. ili-eu-slhg 1 American press reports legardmg the al ! tliudu which the United Stales inav j adopt with reginl to the blockade o.uec tion, says . Wnrnlim In nn-rlen. "If Count von llernsimff --iiccceds In obtaining a quid pro ipio for the oiitwanl recantation b Hetniaiiy of ln i acts of piracy and succeeds In enlisting thu United States as one of Hei inaii 's tnliio Indirect allies in h'T tlfoits to tide tho world, we may expect flesh attacks upon our Interpretation of lnternatl it law- If President Wilson should elect to wall.' the road so obligingly cmisti ucted for him by Berlin It Is well he should realln whore It is going to lead him. "The British Kmpltc which Is shed ding blood und not ink foi the Indie, tlon of 'neutral rights,' has r. idled a stage In the c.intli ( win it tec mcalitie will not be atloAfl " restrain Hi" I'git mate use ol all '" '' eapons ! warf.cn Our right ti pn w ni -mi l is f i reaching the i iu my is absolute, .mil, i' the process assu ns lusii ilisuinses, . Is the business of '.iitcrii.nion.il law I., strip them olT and not t" be fettered by the wording of Its form- r teseripts. "No British Oovriituciit would d.ne to relax Its grip on Hciinanj now i . deference to Inteicsts and thnats o' outsiders who are clucil inteieMcd In what profit the can inak. on. of the world's agony The M.ii k.idc In th future mint be tlghtei instead of loose . and nothing will Imparl to n a .-term temper than an evterna mieifen nee " "We must not .l.ti.ii." si- to. ltV mliufer !n:ill' i i an editorial, "th.i the American I pie j i "ii on. side i i this conflict, but we lb al n d til. nit lo bellee that the ari.it 'I' inc'atie people of the New World .11 alio tln n n -fluence to be um-iI to o's.n in tin iIimiio cratlc people of th old World in tliei ttrilggle for libeilj au. 1111.-1 inlllt.tr domination. Tnej will be sure to look back to their on 11 hl-toiv and leinem her what tho said and thought win 11 neutrals expected m demanded iliat tlrcc should bleak their blockade 01 tlie Southern States If at this m,ikc tln. threw their weight into the -cite 'm.iin-t us or tried to deprne us of our priiiclptl weapon against the Central powers thee would be doing what they most hot' resented in then owe civ.-" IViiretl lo OrTenil Nenleols, A person who 1.111 sp ak author 1 1 liiely and who has .11 I'd as 1 repn sentalne of Amcie au ml-tests in i cc ' nectlon with British pn.. .-oui-t proeeoil ings reviewed to-day the cMilution of thr orders In coined, He si .1 "The British 1 io ci nun nl slums an unmistakable lei dcin now . shut around to the pcrisicinl, 1 prscil American C'iutenii".i Ui it tin inltriii tlon.il law winch preiailed lirfoie I' present war must nltini.ttt 1 govrni Hreit Hi Haiti's aert i"ii nf Iur mi power. It is well I.iiiom lli.it when tie war began the Aiiin.ilt 'i!iei upon the Korelgn 1 nil. e tin n. 'or I decl. nation of It 11 iotuil l'l".'l..nle, bat the l.ltter bellcM-il lll.lt t'n silscept ilul -ties of neutrals roiild be bettei met by orders In cniiiicl'. .mil ..Hei 1 . , 1 piuui of these I lit' I l.iM I llinenl btg.ill Us 11- 1 tcTuiitloual agro'ineiits with mutials j "Thesti ligreenienls might hue sin ceeded had It not I n tor the opp.isiti.io of the United States, which took the sfatid from Hi" tlrt tint tin ..id.. is 1, council were illegal and that Pit. 'too even veiled or -ub l"-a ie 'I'lnl'i'ii of them iu foinis s'lndar to the Innisn agreemen' and the Nctlierl .nds Ovci seas Trust would be a -in 11 inlor ef Anierlran snveiclgiitv un.lei I'leiin- .tion.il law liven though nni imlorsi' g the uttltude of the biggest of Hie nei,- ' trills, the snuller ncilt-il Maps liegm 'to chafe under the agieeiueni-, w '.I . It 'ate criticised 11s icing partial Orders In Council Moilllieil, "Viirthet more, thee agieeno nts h,iv tilways lieen a diieci in u. ui" 1. of Sir Samuel Uvans's iln luni t" the elfe. t tli.it. ilt is Inconceivable that Hie ltnrii Hm 1 eminent would issue am h leu a I council wh.ch a pn.e couii ild 1.1 1 elder as iiiigalot.i In tecogui. I .nlerra , tlnnul law- "The lompromise nut of mint li Iho Hrltlsh Hoxerniiient wiin On- Chlcngit pi.ckers IS the best coli. lete evidence of the nioilltlcatliin of the 1 inlei m 1 'nunc l to llieel llle concepl "' 'i'i '1 1ll1111.it law existing before lie wai There. Is oilier evidence of such ui"iiil.'aiuiii. anil . a striking tubule to tin ..Id unci nation;, I law Is seen III lb" -'"W.'ig 1 ei ogiutiou I of the fact thnl di spii' n -- it nsy struc ture, il l the "I'll piUN.Iilc .i.dc for in. 1 st'tlenient of the problein- laiseil hy tho relations of belligerents with neutral'- "iSn-.it Krita.i. s , tilt uipis 'o - in.iidne 11 lode of her own that would not fun . dangerous ptecedellls win lie heist f It Kl tin a ti.-iltl.il lire dooiii'il o fad, and I should not be surprihul if thu I'tuck Office adopts the cournu recommended by