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ORECAST. IT SHINES FOPv ALL lowers to-ti : con! tomorrow. terday, 62; lowest, 47. Highest temp retailed weather, d marine rcpoi t on px 1 .". VOL. LXXXIII. NO. 240. NEW YORK, THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 1916. Copyright, 1916, bj tie Sun Printing and Publishing Asiodntton. PRICE TWO CENTS. THE IMKIlflF"? mall 5 SCOTT TOLD TO ASK OBREGON'S AID IN CHASE linker Sa.vs Instructions i fall for Cordial and Com- i plete Cooperation. MINISTER TO UK IX Jl'AREZ TO-DAY , lYmlinir Conference Xejjo tiiitious for Withdrawal Will Stop. W iiimitu. April 26. Full Insttuc tloiis to lien. Hugh I.. Scoit, Chief of tuff, to govern lilm in IiIh coining con- ferences with (!on, Ubregon, Minister of I War of Mexico, were telegraphed by, secretary or War Maker to-night. They ' asre drawn up following .4 conference between Mr, Maker and Secrctaiy nf .tat Lansing. While neither of these ofllclals would disjose thf nature of the i Instructions, Secretary Hakcr said: ' "The instructions to Oen. Scott aie to' discuss the basis of (he most cardial and complete cooperation In the attainment of their conimon object." It Is understood that lien. Scott has been told to call (Jen. Obiegoii's atten tion to the original order. lsued to lien. ' ftinston to the effect that the American troops would be withdrawn either as soon as Villa was captured and his fol lowers dispersed or as soon as the forces of the de facto io eminent were In compete control of the situation. He will be exheeted to call iittmtln,. I to to-day's olllclul despatches utMicern- mi lights at Tomachlc ami Coeomo rajile, as Indicating that the bindlts have not been dispersed and to the lack i it evidence that Villa has been killed. 1 . a means of hastening the date of 1 tlie withdrawal of tin. American expedi tion (ion. Scott. It In understood. Is to i;nft that ile facto tlovernment . ia.-e .,11 available Hoops :n the ticld In MUinrni Chihuahua, which, operating In 'njunctlon with the mcricait forces, grit quickl) corner the bandit leader ami wijM- out his follow els. Ccn. Scott, It is said. Is expected to I Impress upon lien. uhregoii the fa. t hat whereas the I'nlted States exer- i cisel unl.mltod patience, during the time i' the bandit activities were limited ! to he- .Mexican side of the border. It ' ,.i it under nn clrcum-dunies t lla's attack on Columbus to go u iputi he.i nor to retail the expedition " " i ii. him until absolute and ef 'f e assurances were obtained acniiist x r j. ,,f holder outrages. Vt ins the result of the .onfetenie he Department l. still withhold.' foiin.il reply to Carranza's note i.op us n withdrawal of the American epe- from Mexican territory. .Me.m 'n.e 'iie War Dcpartmen; Is proceeding i Its .irriiiizements t" keep the Amer-' ,.n for e well pioiisloued and, accord 's 'o olll.i.il reports, there Is at present enough applies at the ill.pos.i of lien. "cr-h:u. to enable the troops to remain , aru.j. hn border until May 15. W aere the confcieiice la to take place b it been detlnitely made known. At M i .i 1'mbassy It Is now- exacted h.i (irti. iiireaon will reach Kauie i '"j to-ught. at.il that the meeting may i p. a there Instead of HI lao. j T .! Private Klchellierger of the " '. rtli r.ivalry, whi disappeared 'in 'nr the lighting at Parral, became ' 'i'.I unbilauccd and wandered fmm i . 'oinmund Is the conclusion re- ' . '.ed to he War Department to-day by 'n I'unston The latter declared that i erv effort i bchig made with the co 'pfat of the piesldentc of I'arral to Iocj'c the misslns man. k ODIIEGON IN TORREON. Hipeeteil In flench Jl.nren To nluhl for l'n 11 fr retire, ft I'.s.- Te.x., April 28. The border a e ted to. night over the euinlug Herein e between Hens. Scott and ' I'egon over the Mexican situation, le'i "l.ivira asserted this afternoon ' ' 'ion. Obregon would be in Juarez to-1 .'row- night. tVn. Obregon will "i h Tjitcoii to-night, there to be Med ,y (jfn, Trevino, and come at i till 1-.1SO 'If 'Mu.irilo lluqtier. w ho goes under V al i -s of I'eiev (iaker and Ilcrmun 'i"Kei. m in j;i ;,Ktl j.,ii, i.i,i on ;j 1 1 "ii, Last night he ti lephoncd the , I I 'a i) police that he was about to j !ir an .nvaslon of Mexico In behalf ! 1 a but before the. Invasion could s.' iIr' way he was behind the bars, le f r-n.-rly served with Villa at u " ' h1. ,,so forineilv served In the ''ii I mud states Cavalry as n pri-I '" ' ii prior to that wua In the Her- ' IT ' .11 V he Srt s. ' " Jallis, rx-Villlstii Uenerul, re. i '',,H the Hslil In the llltelestR of I ' ' I'.az. Was located to-day near h n ist ot Juarez, on the Texas "'I' wit f'.iriaiiza ofllclals said that' n sutllc Kiitly fortllkd to pro ttct It II A I T FOR OBREGON. '"I,.. .,.,, n, iMn.H.n will Then ,o to t'niiferfnei', A ioRiii, Tex.. April 26. Fall ' e iidvices us to where the '' e s in be held and the time i.vt ., Siott and I'linstfui to cliaiigo 'ir i ..ok to-night, and they now ex ii. ve beie lo-niorrow for either ' c I'.! t or III 1'aso. I'll' in ileiierala hail arranged with "i j.idu lo have a special car at a.'ncii inl weilboiind .Southern Pacific ''no in spiiiinid Junction ami thence iraln to Haglo Pass. Hut 'ffl idi lohices of the movements ''I liMi Obregon, indicating that he wan I "in '""''"yi euused the American "" o "i enangn ineir jnans. Lil to-nlRht Ihe Instructions for the Whi ! imiii,, from Washington hut "IHiiis :ih to where or when the confer We in 10 be held. (icn. Hcott refused to jut .inythlng about tlie Instructions. fl"y cone in node and required several foaris tu decipher. 'itni Sunt and Kiinston believe that J')' having hero at II o'clock to-morrow crinixiii llicy will ne able to reach ellher J-le I'hsn or 131 Paso us noon as Uen. ""'son docs. Torrron is murh nearer to Ragle Tau i:i Paso, It in believed that Oure- Continued on TMr4 Pag. MRS. ROGERS SET FREE ON GROUND OF INSANITY Prosecutor Dismisses Second Indictment and Will Not Press Case Against Husband Jury Is Out Two Hours. "No Ktilll; mi llio ground nf In- saulty." Such w;i ,c terdict tcttirucd by Hie Juiy at 3:3m u'cloik jcstelilay aftcinoon, hardly llfty-threo hour after Mrs. Ida SnllTcn Coger. had been airalKncd In the Ilronx Supremo Court on chaises of poisonliiB her baby son sixteen months ago. The Jury was out less than two hours. Accoidim to the prosecuting authori ties, there is no possibility that Mm. Itosers will lie sent to an asylum for the criminal Insane, .ilthouh the Jury's ver dict was, "Not sullt because of In sanlt.." This means, members of the District AttorneV staff said, that Mrs lionets was held to be Insane only at the time of the commission of the iiil The Jury considered her to be of sound niitid now. All through the trial Mrs ItoRers had sat a iilil, black draped figure, silent, with unseeliiR eyes, In her chair before the Judge. She still sat rigid, her ecs blank, as the Jury tiled Into the room. Lorlys lllton lingers, who sat beside bis wife, trembled violently and placed h.s arm nbout her as .lust Ice Tompkins In tiulred whether or not the Jury had ar rived at a verdict, and the old mother of her stanch friend and best witness. Mrs. II. I.eroy Sea. who guarded her other side, bent forward and whispered encouragement. Mrs. Itogets closed her ees and then, as the foreman of the Jui. lMward Storck, spoke the words that made her a flee woman she diopped her face upon her hands mid the tears trickled throURh her lingers. Kofiets broke Into weeping. Tiieie was a murmur of ap pioval for the vetdlet from the specta tors who thronged the room, which the Justice ipilckl) iiuelbd, and one of the shortest murder trials in the history of ciiniln.il piocedure w.ui ended III llejnlcr nl Outcome. I'robablv not ti soul connected with the case but was heartily rejoiced at Its outcome. District Attorney Martin, though lie put up a strong tight and made his closing address to the Jury n mantel piece of Invective, confessed after all was over that he hadn't wanted for a minute to win. "Aren't ou glad she's freed "' some one asked him. "Down hero I am," he said, tapping his expansive front somewhere In the region of his heart. "I had to do my duty and prosecute Mrs. Itogcra to the best of my ability, but It's, my feeling that ilie has suffered enough. In the loss of her little children. she has suf fered for whatever she did." Sheriff U'llrlen, who saw Mrs Honors often when she was his prisoner after leaving Lebanon Hospital, openlv re joiced. "She was "even months In Jail heie." he said. "That was nuue punishment , than she dc-ervcd She's a tine woman " The District Attorney piovcd his ' readiness to let Mrs. Kogers go by mov ing Instantly after the verdict for the dismissal of the fecund Indictment, for the polsonlns of her baby daughter. Jus tice Tompkins aitreed. ' There Is also an Indictment against Mr. lingers for violation of the white slave net. but Mr Martin said the fait that hlnce this charge was made he had married the mother of bis children prob nbly would render this Invalid At least he did not expect to press It Itogi rs, i however, ascrted before leaving the ' court room that he wished to be tried. "i want to meet the elrirse and d.s- ptovc It," he said. Will Iteeiipernle In Coiiiilr. I.ewi Stu'yvesant. Chanter. Mrs. Itogers's lawyer, took lier and her hus band away In his automobile. They went to the Itogers apartment on upper Ilioadway, but Mr. Chanter said the twu would soon go to the country with their elght-montlui-old baby daughter, to en able Mrs. Itosers to recover from the strain. "Somewhere where theie ate plenty of flower," s-ald the lawyer. Mrs. Kogers wasn't allowed to be atked a single question b reporters. "We don't dare," raid Mr. Ilogets. "She has a great deal of self-continl, but it has been strained to the brenkin? point. She can't stand one grain more." Itogets Intends to take up his law practice ,n Manhattan. lie had a line leioniinendatloii of his skill, at least fiom Dlstri t Attorney Mai tin. w ho told the jur that "Ilogors's line hand" wan Visible lit the "case of the defence," that "Uogtras skilled coaching" was vislblo In the friendly altitude of th Lebanon Hospital plii'ians and attendants and In tho tejtitnon they gave. Lebanon Hospital canio In for a good shale of the scathing remarks with which Mr Mai tin's mminiing up was packed. "1 as!: joii did these doctors seem fair?" b thundered. "Swear ng that this woman took twentj-two giains of bichloride of nieiviiiy, when It i well known that one grain will kill be.vond doubt. If this hasn't been a trained up :a$v I'd Just like to see one." ItoKcrs rerel trrniKiicil, Lorlvs i:iton Kogers twisted in hh Chair, his face Hushed and his hands clenched an the Dlstilcl Attorney de nounccd him. Mis. Itogers did not seem to hear. "Vou hear a lot these das about af finities and soul mates." Hhouted Mr. Martin "Well, that's stuff for hysteilcal wrlteis. Hut If ou acquit thin woman you place the seal of your approval on a filthy, lotten mode of life; on tho kind of life that is naturally followed by murder.' The defence of Insanlt). .Mr. Martin as serted, was trumped up because It was the only possible one, ltogeiM, he told the Jury, was on the point of leaving the mother or his children, and It was this feai that made her Mil them, ti;.u.lt..u u.s !r:ivhi bis mis. tress, tlrlnn of hoi tho old story. , .uiii ihu District Attorney, "and Ihli . prospect Inspired tho frenzy that led to t,a murder. Waste no sympathy on tills woman, lilve your sympathy to those slain babies and to llogeiH'H real wife, tlm wife who lived on lllverslde Drive." ThW wife. Mrs. rildilnigs llogeiii. did not nppeur In court, though .Mr Martin made an effort to Mini her. The tlrst wife, Mrs. Anna ltoiuenior Itogers, was, among tlie spectators yesterday, weeping openly, apparently with relief, when the verdict was announced. Mr. Chanlcr'n addiess to the Jury wm very short and quiet, Ho contended that the prosecution hud neither attempted to reach the. truth nor summoned witnesses who could throw any light upon It, lie laid special 'tress on the admission by Dr. Menaa S. Qrtgory, uromoncd in tht cap icily of al.cnl"! b.v the State, that h .had tic. ci known of a loving mother kill ing he. ihllilten without cause who Wat not Insane. This was the only time vv. en Mis. IJjger" 1 st her siony self control. She liter,- down Iter veil then at d wept Mr. Chanter asked the Jus y. m.mlej men all, to remember that afiproaihliiK motherhood often c.uhps mental derange ment As to Itogers he said that nhlla ho was not theie to defend him he would have it reniembeted that since the mo ment of the tragedy he, had done every thing in his power to lemedy any wrong he might have done Just iie Tompkins's cl.arite swept away ii large part of the District Attorney's last aigunients, for he specially Instructed the. Jury that thev were to decide the cue without prejudne because of the life Rogers was ,ucue.l of living. Ho emphasized that the burden of proof lc-tcd wit.i the proVectitlnii. The July took lluec ballot'. The first .stood '.' r.r acquittal, ; for conviction and I blank LORLYS ROGICRS ANGRY. njs, llroiit Prosecutor Hoe .Not Hare to l'r Mini. l.o'U IT Itogers, the husband, made a bitb r attacK upot D.stUi t Attorney Mattln last night after leading a state ment attributed to the llronx ptosecu tor that he sympathized with Mrs. Itogers Itogers said the prosecutor had shown his "sympithy" by relentless per secution throughout of both his wife and hlmsilf. lie was patllfilarly lesentful over the futther statement that he (ItoRers) u not to be tried on the charge in an In. dictmciit against lilm He said "I have rend In the papers a sta:e. inent purport!! s to come from Distikt Attorne.v Mai tin. It does not surprise nie. though coming from any other source, under like circumstance. It would In It he has the effronterv to pretend be is pl,..isd with the verdict, after having displayed, throughout the entire trial a manifest animosity "Now he announces th:V J'c will nr ranee to dismiss the Indictment against inc. What he means Is lie does not dare to do au.v thing ele. He does not dare to come Into court and submit the evidence upon which that indictment was luocned. He knows tit jit on the evidence he had before the ( Irani Juiy there is not u Dlstrlrt Attorney In tlie State, ex, cptlng hlni-elf, who would have permitted such an Indictment "I do not rii the Indictment dis missed I wish it to be ti ied. but Martin will not dare to try It lie has been ii f raid to tiy It fiom the very minute It was found. He nevei Intended to try It when be htalncd It. "I nude every effort that I legslly ould to get it tiled dunm; toe months of lebni.ir. March, prll and May of las' .veil .Martin now uses sul(Ufnt events as a reason for not tiying the case Hut if It wa i crime t tic rt it Is a crime now and it Is his swo'n duty to prosecute it. if he had a prima facie case then he has It now. lie knows he never had one and thciefote will not try tue. "I have no way nf forcing olm. but what 1 .an do In this direction 1 will d". CANADIAN INQUIRY ON. lien. Ilouhes nl IIiiimL lull Not I filled lo lesllfv. i'ittvw , Apnl iii The lo.val commis sion appointed to Invesllijate charges agaln.-t the Canadian shell committee In loiineeMon with fure contracts placed In the t'nltcd States began Its work to-day. flcn. Sir Sam Hughes was on hand to givv evidence, but was. not called. To-day's pro.vrillngs were mostly for mal, The only evidence of Importance adduced was a letter from Sir Courtenay Henti'it. fmaier Hrllish Consul. lieneral at New York, to the shell committee, warning it tint certain firms In the I'nlted States '-eeklng Canadian unlets weie under Heinian influence ami had no intention of fulfl'.llnu contiacts. JAPANESE FOR PRESIDENT. ToMo I'nper Hope Sons of I'.x linlrlntei. Will lie llonori-il. Tokio. April 2fl. The Toco-.k Chnlm, criticising the narrow patriotism nf Japa nese who describe the expatriation of their countrymen as d'sloyalty t,, (lie throne, offers Us congratulations on the solution of the double n.itionallt) qucs Hi ii. It Insists tint the making of good American citizens out of Japanese Is to bo welcomed from the broad point of view of the development of the race and suggests tint the possibility of Japanese-Americans be'umlng Congressmen, Cabinet member or Presidents will tend to promote filendl) relations between Japan and America RIVER STEAMER SINKS f The TroJnn, lloiinil for t limn, lie. porleil In Distress. According to a rumor which could not be confirmed eaily this morning, the People's Line steamer Trojan, one of the largest of the Hudson Itlver passenger boats, had sunk in the river near Haver straw. The Trojan was bound noith for Albany, Telegraph and telephone messages ask ing for news of the Trojan kept the wiies up and down the ilvcr busv most of the night, et no onu vva.s able to locate tho tt:it. line lepoit said that she was, agioimd near Saugeiiles. Most of tlie Inquiries came fiom villages and cities along the liver this side or Poi!Rlirecple. The Tiojau Is a cori.ianlou li'.a to the llenssclaer. She .:. bel'eved to have carried passengers on the nip, e(.u. I.ir navigation in tlm ludsou oiicncd recently. MEAT COSTLY IN BERLIN. Selllnu nt 7f Cent n Pounil, ( 5er- in nn Paper Sn, Lo.Mion, April 26, A Iteiitcr despalch llom Amsteidain quotes roiiciiri's of II 'illn ny suylnit that ho moct (llgnltlc.int ilevelnpinent of the Kustcr linlldays for th people of Merlin wasi the steadily growing scarcity of nieat Those who were iiblo to buv pork, which Is Nil, I bj tlm inunlcljiaMiy at a relatively cheap price, went homo happy, but theie vnn dissatisfaction (m the part of those who were compelled to buy the meat which weltn for three marks (75 ccnls) a pound. OHKAT HKAB nTRIN'f WATER, lor. the Im ef sU (lull stopptrtd bottlta, NEAR A FIST FIGHT OVER FILIPINO BILL llnil&n flniilinta4a Dnfnll 111 1 Cnuciis: Hitter Altcrcn- , tions Follow. TAMMANY MEN 1-KAI) Wilson's Loiter of Indorse-; inent Ignored Threats to Holt Aip I'tterod. j Washington', April 26. Ilevolt over the Philippine bill, which thieatcr.s to disrupt the Democratic majority of the House, luoke out to-day In the caucus I called to consider that measuie and to ' 0ptove the Clarke amendment stipulat ing that tlie islands shall be left to their own lesouiccs within four icarn. A letter fiom the President, read to the caucus by Clultmnn Jone.s of the Insular Alf.ills Committee. approviCR tlie Clarke (dan, lulled to stem tlm tide of opposltioi On the eontiaiy a stormy debate followed Theie were, threats of bolting If the leaders attempted to force the Issue and angry Democrats Impeached the party lotalty of their colleagues who gave warultu that they would ils.-ogard the caucus decree If It elected to tike the course pointed out by the President On the suggestion of Speaker Clark a truco was declared and the caucus halted the battle by an agreement to meet again to-moriow nletit. In the meantime telesiaphlc calls were sent out If. nlt.ntn Xti,mS.- nt lha Timm.n.l' and Boston delegations were summoned by the rev 1 1 i t i-jt opposition to the lr.de pendrr. e flan in the hope that by I gathering U.eir n.itteied fotccs they may ;-in the tide uj.Unst the Administration, j Wllnoii's VlrtT .Not fharetl. The letter from the President, read by l.epresentatlve Jones, expressed his "unqualified Indorsement" of the mca-- ' lire and utged its passage withctit amendment and without a discntin Democratic vote It was received vvltii some applause, but it toon became etl- ' dent Hint many membeis of the majority ' party In the House did not share the President's views, , At the conclusion of Mr. Jones's spceih urging the passage of the bill without intendment in io'coidaticv with the Pres. Ident's expressed views, llepresentative Corny of New York, oi bi'ialf of the Tammany delegation, oflcr! it n sub stitute for the Jon-s lesolutlon of In-: dorseincnt the following . "Ilraolvitl, That no action be taken' on this or any other bill affecting tho Philippine Island and looking to the es- ' tnbllshmen: of the Independence of the same and the withdrawal of the. nti thoilty of the United States therefrom rntll a full, fair and complete oppor-' tunity be given for Jieailiiv" to all par ties Interested In the Islands and whosn Interests are lo be tvffecteil by the pro lsosed legislation." Mr Com) asserted that the "power credit and potential force of the I'nlted States'' was the bas.s upon which the Philippine tiovernment lested and that If this foundation were removed It would collapse Ilejiresentatlve lleflln of Alabama, an , Administration supporter, attempted to cut short Mr Conry, whose friends came to his lescue and a hubbub followed. Toe Kentucky delegation then Joined the standatd of the revolting Tammany Democrats, anil Itepresentative Sherley eharacterlzid the Independence nieafuic, as a dangernui proosal. Threat ii In Holt. llepresi'jitntltc Fitzgerald of New York followed, denouncing the bill and lmpl)ing that he would oppose It no mat ter what the caucus might do. Recal citrant speeches weie also made by Hep. resentatlves liallagher of Illinois and Igoe of .Missouri, who asked why pro-1 hlbltlon should be forced on the island 1 if they were able to govern themselves. llepresentative Ferris of Oklahoma en tered the lists of the Administration and demanded obedience to the caucus de. inc. but when llepresentative (i.urett of Teniieto-ce moved to lay the Conry res- , olutlon on the table the revolt became so serious Hint Speaker Clark averted threatened physical encounters by a pro-I pos.il to adjourn until to-morrow eve ning. The -ilteicatlojis continued even after the caucus had adjourned between the loyal Deti'ie-rata and the dissenting mem bers, but there were no actual encounters. The dlum nance In the cnucuw dis closed that the opposition to the Philip- , pine independence! Is prepared to so to extreme lengths and the situation as sumes even a graver aspect because nf the open opposition of the Tammany delegation to the Administration, . There are said to be at lenst thlrt)-' live Democrats In the House who will , not submit to a caucus deciee to carry' out the President's purpose. A fen ad herents to the Independence bill might bo obtained from the Itopuhllcan ranks, but on the whole It Is predicted that the minority will maud fairly solidly against the proposition. McADOO APOLOGY SOUGHT. Peru . oil flea South tnierlcao Countrlea of Aliened Slight. Lima. April III. The Peruvian Min ister or l'orcign Affairs sent to all South American Governments to-day a detailed statement of the alleged affront offtreel to Peru by Secretary McAdoo and mem bers of tho Intenattlonal High Commis sion. The statement recited Ihe fact, that or riuigetnents had been made foi the elab orate entertainment of the visitors from (he l.'nlted Slates at great expense, but that the McAdoo paity departed a few hours after teaching Cnllao without sat isfactory reason, Tho newspapers an nounced thai all South American repub lics weie officially Informed of the In. cldenl In the bciler that President Wll. son would be foired to make some sort of an apology for the action of Ihe Mc tiloo purlv Despatches from Chile to-day said that the Chilean press Joins with the fress of 1'eiii In denouncing the Incident here, FIRE IN OTTAWA STORES. 1 1'iploalnna In Mlilal of niase He en II I'Hiilaiiieal Jluliaing lire. iiTTAWAi April 26, Klre started In thV) military stores lalo to-night and there have been several explosions, The Parliament Ilulldlngs at Ottawa were burned on tho night of Fobruary 3 Reports that the fire was tho re sult of it German plot based on the fact that the first burst of flame In tho reading room of tho House of Com mons was followed hy two violent ex plosions were defined by the Dominion authorities. BERNSTORFF URGES GERMANY TO YIELD; U. S. TO WARN CITIZENS TO KEEP OFF -OF ARMED VESSELS Delay in Settlement, How over. Expected by Wash ington Officials. XO WOKD FROM GERARD TO STATE DEPARTMENT President Has Xiglit Con ference With Sena tor Stone. KAISER ANXIOUS TO PREVENT A RREAK Washi.viiton, April 26. The veil of secrecy which has covered the subma rine situation has at last lifted suffi ciently to permit a general Idea of the present status liermany. It Is authori tatively learned, feels I! cannot submit without leservatlon to President Wil son's demands and Is therifore delay ing Its answer to the American note white seeking a middle ground. Count von Herr.storff, the Herman mbasador, b-tleves a satisfactory com promise car. be leached, siecretury of State Lansing apparently does not share the Ambassador's optimism. The posi- 1 lion wli ch Germany now takes alms at 1 deferring a . alegorlcal reply to the Pres. ! litem's demand that the Imperial Gov. I ernment "Immediately declare and effect an abandonment of present methods of submarine waif.ire" until the two Gov ernments, b.v means of exchanges of views, can come to an understanding as to whether the reply which Germany submits would be acceptable to the Cnlted States Count ton r.eixstorff l understood to bate cabled to-day suggestions to Her iiit which be believes might aid In reach ing this agreement Ambassador Ger ard at Ilerlln has reported to Secretary Lansing details of a conference he had with Chancellor von Ilethmaun-HoUweg. The Impiesslon which this report made 011 the State Department apparently was not altogether satisfactory. o Ckaatr, WanhltiKton Vlevr. It was authoritatively sUtfd that It had no changed the situation In the slightest degree So far there is no In dication that President Wilson or Seo- etary Lansing arc regarding the crisis as less serious than It was the day the Ameilcan note was despatched to Iter-. lin Plain Intimations were given out, at the Slate Department that overcon- fldence was not Justified. Optimistic- Gerard had reassured the State Depart-' inent were emphatically denied to-day , bv Secretarv Lansing. President Wilson conferred to-night with Senator Stone, chairman of the I 1 ... I ... ... t. - t.' r ui ciKii itrid.iuii- u 11 inn, 1 r nie .-.i- What transpired at the conference ...oj .11 1 1 1,. I,,.. M., understands thai there 111.1v be consul-1 erable further delay before Germany Is ready to meet the Issue. Count von Hernstorrr said to-day that he considered It very iloubtful if a reply from Germany .w,.,v week. Ambassador Gerard, it Is under- stood, has been informed to the same effect bv the German Chancellor. It Is staled in diplomatic oleics though not confirmed at the State. Depart- ment that the publication to-day of the American memo in regard to the status, rVWoTrw; !: zr lain points on the submarine Issue . denied up before replying to the Amen- can note. Germany has -oiilfnded for some months that theie was a direct con- nectlon between submarine warfare and .irms carried bv Hrltlsh merchant.Tien. U,rCerh1a'GnieTinS matter up with the I'nlted States , ..,.,1,11,11.1, h. (t, an Hi with American Government stood on what Germany has elescrlbed as the illegal arming of merchantmen for offen-e " I', i, .Von nn Iteeord, Tlie Lnlted States heietofore has not made public Its position 011 the latest points raised by Germany and the memo makes the stand of the American Gov- npxm.nl now n mutter of record. There was a striking contrast to-night between the optimism at the German nmbassy and tho lack of It at the State Department The cemsensus Is that the seriousness of tho situation now de pends on the stand President Wilson will take with regard to his original ebsmatid that Germany abandon Its meeent submarine methods. Tlie hoiie,!"11'"1 Is Justllled ill .substituting an atmcars to have disappeared that Ger many will submit ti this demand unless the United States Is willing to so In terpret It as to make It less far re.Kiilng in scope than the President Intended. The willingness on tho part of Germany to make definite concessions provided like concessions are obtained from Great Ilrltaln Is made clear hy tlie Imperial Government. It Is not willing to surrender its submarlno weapon against Great Ilrltaln without ccmipen sation. TheTe Is much Interest to-nlgtht In the statement that Count von Hern slorff has cabled suggestion to Ilerlln which he believes will avert the crisis. The sincere desire of tho German Ambassador to maintain friendly rela tions between his country and tho l.'nlted States despite oppcsltlon In certain elides In Herlln Is generally recognize,! here, His Judgment on the present delicate situation Is considered sound and It Is ""Id 'he Is In a position to Urow the respective attitudes of the two Governments st th present critical moment. Confidence In flernstorn. 'Pliere Is theref.i e. much confidence in' the efforts he Is now making to avoid a bleach Diplomatists cannot sen how he can re'conclle, the Preridenl's demand for the abandonment of Germany's present methods of submarine warfaro with tlis German determination not In any way to curtail the effectiveness of this weapon. One view Is that the Ambassador has recommended that submarine opera tions In the war lone be strictly mado to conform to the rules of "cruiser war fare," which Is admittedly sanctioned by International law, pending an adjust ment of the difficulty between the United CMMnutd.oft ratal Pat, WILSON OUTLINES STAND OF U. S. ON ARMED SHIPS Wasihnutov, April 2C. The follow-i Is tu hi; determined when visiting ncu ing is the text of the submarine mem-1 waters and when tiuverslns the , ,,. . . . , ., ,i,i seas having been Muted, It Is orandum made public to-day by the Imlort,,nt lo coni,1Ucl. lhp riBl, nml State Department. i duties of nctitruls and belligerents us I "Hy dlrectlgn of the President a affected by the status of armed mcr-1 memorandum wa, prepared during March, 19tii, in resrard to the status of armed merchant vessels In neutral ports and on the high seas. This , mi.man.iiii.im is .mw mnrin tnibllc n a ut,if,n,nfit ..f l,lj Itn vero mnft t 'a rltti Itude on that subject. I "The status of an armed merchant vessel of a belligerent Is lo be con- I .. . - . ..I sielercu irotn ttvo jtoiuis oi view; i irsi,, from that of a neutral, when the vessel ' enters lt.s ports: and, second, from tliat i of an enemy, when the vessel Is on , the high seas. ; "First-. 'An armed merchant vessel! In neutral port": "1. It Is necessary for a neutral Gov -ernment tu determine the status of an armed hiercliant vessel of bolliger. ent nationality which enters Its Juris diction In order that the Government may protect Itself from responsibility for the destruction of life and prop erty hy permitting Its ports to be used as bases nf hostile operations by bet-( llgercnt warships "I, If the vessel carries a commts- slon or order Issued by a belligerent Government, and directing it under penalty to conduct aggressive opera-j tlons. or if It Is conclusively shown to hav conducted such operations. It should be regarded and treated as a warship. "3 If stimclent rvhlcntv Is wanting, a neutral Government, in order to safe- Kuard Itself from liability for failure Ci nreiervi. its neiiir.illiv tnnv ren.lnorts as ttfaceab e armeil men-h.-.nt. eonabiy presume from the fac the status of aj armed merchant vessel which frequents its waters. There Is no settled rule of International law as to the sufficiency of evidence to es tabllsli such a presumption. As a te suit a neutral Government must de cide for Itself the sufficiency of the evi dence which It requires to eletermlne the character of tho vessel. For the, guidance of its port olllcers and other; ofllclals. t may thoreforo declare a , standard of evidence, but such stand-1 ... .,,.. UiUOT 01 imtui fare or modltied on account of the circumstances of a particular ease. These changes and modifications may be made nt any time during the prog- ress of the war, since th deterinlna- lion of tlie status of an nt tiled mcr- chunt vessel i neutral waters may lfft''1 O"-' liability of a neutral Gm'ern- nent. "men snip on II Ik ti traa. "Second An nni'eil merchant te. scI on the Mgh ,' . 1 l "cwy tor a belligerent to determine the status of au armed merchant vessel of nn enemy encountered on the high seas, since 1 the rights of life and property of . ueiuterenis unu neutrals on board the ' ... , tl , ,t ' 1. ...n ,0 " ""-"'i'. ! - Tne determination of warlike character must rest sn no case upon presumption, but upon coti.iusitv evi- dence. because the responsibility for ' me destruction or i re and iirnuertv , , ... ., , JepencLs on the actual facts of the caee, and cannot Is? avoided or lessened u a suuieiarii 01 evioence vvnicii a uei- llgerent may announce as creating a prfsumptlon of hostile character. On t,e 1)tlf,r ,laml t0 safeguar.l himself rrieiltttty r unwjr "'truclton of life and property, the Iwlligerent should, In tlie absence of conclusive evidence, act cm tho pre- sumption that an armed merchantman jH 0f peaceful character ... A lire1,in h.1.,.1 .nlu. ..n . ' : ' ' nn a.mamont on a mcrchunt vessel of an enemy Is not a sulllclent re.Lson for :i belllueient In . declare It to be a warship and proceed to attack It without regard to the I rights of nersons on hoard c.meln. rights of persons on board Conclu sive evidence of a purpose to use the armament for aggression Is essential. Consequently an armament which a neutral Government seeklii'- to nor. r ;r,, form its neutral duties, mat i.i-..s,o,. to be InteniliHl for aggression, might in I lart " the high seas be . for protection. A neutral Gov has no opportunity to determine tlie purpose of up armament on a met' - chant vessel unless there Is evidence in tlie shin's ti.n.eru .,r .., I, ,.e .r .... w, t'tiii (n vti.n tt.s ,w 1 un previous use. so imu llio l.ovcin- aii.inui) ion en prcsiiiiipuon in nr- riving at tho status of the merchant I vessel. On the other hand, a bolllger- ent warship can, on the high seas, test by actual experience the purpose of an, armament of an enemy merchant ves. set, and sn determluo by direct evi-I deuce the status of tho vessel, I .-uiioi.iwy . The status of an artneil incHiiant vessel as 11 warsiiip 111 neutral vvateis 1 no sunns 01 sue 1 vessel as warship on the high seas must 1 snip on the high seas must be de- mined only upon conclusive evi- ilceofiiRgri'sslvc pui pose, in the ah- ico of which It is to be presumed it the vessel li 1 ,,,, .. ,,.,1 11 ue vessel II. i .1 piivate and termined deuce senc inai me vessel 11: i : private peaceful character unci it should be so treated b.v an enemy warship. "In brief, a neutral Government may proceed upon the presumption that nn nrmed merchant vessel of hoi may ne determined m the absence of provided It was shown that the ner n"" ln l"" ""' '"""""'S state nent onl documentary proof or conc'lulvo evi- sons ,,,1 h.im Cie put In .,ilto ,,f ,,'e.,'.',1're,', ,,lf Slr """T ''"-""'lt elence of previous aggressive conduct, saf- tv ' ' ' M ?br"" ',-" 'V (i',n""'' ' ",',m"rl,n1 hv iiresiimntion derlvn.i (,,, ,.11 ,t, ,, , ' . . . 1 and a v csscl disguised ,ih IH1M1 1 ra. eii 'lie its , ccs ,,f I i" "" "" , "", rlKhl "' Hl,,k il1 t,i"!" "f a 'appeared 01, the west coast el Ire..,.,,!. iiteiimM.imcs or the ease. neutral incrcliiintm m. it is claimed. 1 The submarine landed in .1 cIMi-Mb!,, llgerent nationality Is armed Mr un- the ircntment of u warship hv an di gression wh in a belligerent should I enn mid by the neutrula. Any pet- " " vessel Is united for ttrnlect I. in Knit, of these presumptions may bo overcome . ' " - by evidence the first hy secondary or collateral evidence, slneo tho fact to be established Is negative in char - acter; tho second by primary and ell tect evidence, iilnce the fact to bo cs tnbllshed Is posltlvo In chnrnctcr. "The character of the evidence upon which the statue ot an aimed mor chMt vewel ot belUfeent nationality Mnt vessels In neutral ports and on I fi;'lH , , . I Hrst --The relations of bolllgerenta '"-Htrals as nftected by the status of armed merchant vessels in neutral ! DOTtH ; "L It appears let be the established i ri11" f International taw that win- snips oi n oeingereni may enter ncu-' ' ll-ll' ..,.1 tl.t I I . "" i" nnnicu nin- ''iO' Hhtc upon condition that t'hcyl leave, as a rule, within twenty-four limn after their arrival. "2. Helllyeient warships are also i n- titled to lake em fuel once In three months In ports of u neutral country. "J. As a mode of enforrSng theso rules a neutral lias the right to cause bell.gerent warships falling to comply with them, together with thdr olllcers: and crews, to be Interned during the , remainder of the war. "4. Merchantmen of belligerent na-i tlonallty, armed only fur purposes of protection against tho enemy, are en- i titled to enter and leave neutral ports j without hindrance sn tlie course ot legitimate trade. I "5. Armed merchantmen of belllgct -1 ent nationality under a commission or orders of their tlovernment to u.se. un- 1 dor penalty, their armament for ng- gresslve iuniocs. or merchantmen which, without such commission or or - der.s, have tisesl their armaments for 1 aggressive puritos. s. are not entitled to the same hospitality 111 neutral 1 ' men II reach of Itloelsftile. SeniiiJ The relations of beii.ser ents and neutrals ns affected by the, tatu.s of armed merchant vessels on' tile hluth seas'- -, "1. Innocent neutral property et the ' hi'h yeas cannot legally be confiscated. but is subject to inspection by a bel- llgereitt. Resistance to inspection re- move s Utls imniunity and subjects tho property to condi tnnatlei by a prlso i ",c ..s.i.n v owners or neutral property. "2. Neutral property engaged In con- defence of the realm amendment act traband trade, breach of hlockude, or of 191.1. which gives to ,i Ihitlsh sub unneutral service obtains the cliar.ic- J''' chatge.l with an offence under Du ter of enemy property and is subjeot I" seizure by 11 bellietere nt and cii- , le111n.1t.011 by a prize court. '. When hostile and Innocent prop- , erty I., mixed, as tn the case of a neu- , tr.il shijt carrying a cars" w Iilch is ell- tindy or partly contraband, this fuot can onlv I.e. ili ierm iieil hv insneei Inn " Ipnocent property, continues the mcmornndiim, if r.o per cent, contra band, either in hulk or value, "im presses It with enem.. character and subjects it to seizure" nml prize court condemnation ... "Hnemy properlv including ships . ,'" . "' ,'" "'V" " aml s HiHiiys SUOjeel III seizure miiii conaeiunailon liicro Is no ref dress m the prize court. The only means of avoiding lo-s Is hy (light or resistance. ICnemy ships. ' therefote. have the tight to arm for purpose of -eir-itrntcctiim " ., Size of a vessel, strength of nrnu- inent and Its defensive or offensive 101 ce lire immaterial, iiccoriling to the I'nlted States view, 111 determln.ng whether a hlp is .1 warship A war- ship Is dellne.l as "., ves-'cl which, u,ul,T rr1-? -r -rthr ,,f iw t:ov: ernment Imposing penalties or en- 1 titling It to prize money, is armed for the purpose of seeking and destroying enemy ptopetty or hostile neutral property on the high seas." Itlght to visit and search .111,1 even i.i,. . .0 ;vthotu s,,,rcl, pro vldcd "hos. character ot proper!) Is known, I- conceded, provided the attacking warship displays Its ll.is. Tlie memo- '"anilum adds also that "right te npture and rU-ht to prevent cap- ture nte recognized as equally Justi- lllblf " J"-" ,. , l.xercise of tie i.gnt to capture. however, the paper poiir.s out. "is lint- n-vcrthebss. b certain a. ptcd "," ' I'.'.oo' 1 ini.eu on 1110 princi HMlnd .-. n...,t.... I.. 1 .1. . . t UM'd suU'lyl f h-"-""v and ,eg:,r, for In - lovernment,"?""1 prp.i'i. rteu If there ,s 11- I "lt l"W'1,l, thai "!"' f the prop. 1 Pr'5 's " '''"-'"'y c'iiar.ictci " I ... , 1 "Kl "IllU. Attacking ships are comeded the : right to use force if .1 merchantman ,,r tieiiigerent natiem.Jitv. aware, of tlie approach of an enemy waishlp uses its armament to keep the enemy at a distance, or If the meichantman re- sls,.s r .lees alter being summoned to surrender. "If the merchantman tlnallv sur- renders," tlie incmoiamluni lotitlnues "lt may, 111 me case ot ,m enemy mcr- cliaiilinaii, be .sunk, hut only If it Is impossible to take it into pon. and 1 In any eiiiuiiistiinces is doubtful ".v. vessel engaged interiultteiitiv m 1 made prisoners. 0110 i.f w im w.w roininerce." the pap, 1 conehidcs .'.,,,,, "' "''K',p '"ement The He, ,1.,., -sipj ,,,,,1,., ,,,.,!, , orders' of i s U''? U,(';',' '" ,m l'y a l;r'". " u S,I Government I 111.0- ,u ,, , nnltv 1, 1..m 111. I.v r. xv " ll"l"w " " l"inilt. Ill The nun con e,l vv.th ihe lb busier. mitHII hit and attack Ho cuemt- n,.,.,,i 1 i.. imu 1. . . ... putHiiln mo iuuicMiiK enemy naval craft possesses n status tainted with 11 hostile purpose which tt cannot throw aside or assume ut wit! "It should therefore, be considered OR Oil Jll'llieil lllllille Vessel ,.e. I w... ..I.... son taking passage nn such 11 vessel ... ... .. ',111111.1 i-.ti.eci llllllllll 11V III HOC I 111 nun accorded persons who are on hoard a warship A private vessel en- gaged In seeking enemy n.tv.it craft, 1 without such a commission or nrilers from its Government, stands in 11 p latlon to the enemy similar lo that of a civilian who (Ires upon tho organ Ized military forces of 11 belligerent, nml is entitled to no mote conslileritn treatment," r TROOPS HOLD DUBLIN UNDER MARTIAL LAW Seize Ifebel Ilcniliiiinrlcra and Keoccnpy SI. Ste phen's Oreen. ELEVEN" IXSUROEXTS IfEPOIfTEl) KILLED - - . JlOOll lOlVOIllCllt S f 10111 Ellr- land and Itelfast Keach Seat of Trouble. DISTL RIJAXCES ' ' " IV TMrs-T fV IPt'l I vn ' nii'ii i i ujiii:i,L .Civil Trial IMyht Denied to Those Concerned in the Cprisiny. l-o.x'lio.v, April 26 Pretnc j .h stated In the House of C0111..1 ,ns to-day ' that Liberty Hall, the. heitdquarers ot the sinn i.vi i.n,, .. 1. .1.11 1 u. I Stephen's Green are in possession of tha ir;tHt, .r0ops who hive thrown ' ' . ' ' .' ' . . 1 ,., .. ' , , , l'lc cl,y- ' """ulNI "'in, no saiu, ia satisfactory, and the lest of Ireland la seemingly undisturbed by the Dublin re volt. Martial law has bien proclaimed In Dublin county Iteenforccments front England havn reached the Urltish troops In Duolin, Mr. Asqulth stated, and more Hoops have .,. Hr.n, , t,',,iin ,,..u.l, rt, Premier also said that Nationalist vol- unteers at Diighda, tw ent) -set en miles north of Dublin, were assisting the Gov. eminent In lestoi ins order, ,1',aJ Government Intends to deal ,:lt0n t. (),.( onzrtt,. to-nlcht suspending in lieland section 1 of tha ait the tight to be iried by a , ,1' .ourt, The pio i mi., t on h- ih-h t', .1 tlm i.''"'?'1 uT!.:!"Mr '". '"''." 1 ',Kh emergen, y' as s..c,ii.',1 in ubse ti. n 7 of the act. which enacts that 111 the event of an Invasion or other spr 1.1I nill'tary emergency ailsing out of the p'esen't war the operation of section 1 tnnv li suspended elthci generally or 111 a sped- lld aiea Mr. A-qtlltlt iihiloui' e.l that as a re suit of the iivolt t i. si'nn l'ein So, let had bent iio.'.aimi,l .: lliigal organi zation and that ti e iiiciiiUts w mid lm dealt with .1. cirdiiitil) . Vltlw.iit-n 1 , A.. .,..,). ; . " . . ' "" -I"''! ii. "in light on til.' aitiial iiap:.i ni'ig- in Dub lin sinie the rebels .hi M.uiita' at no, n eaptiiied the po-t nitl. and . eita,n nt ier secfoiis of tin .Itv. Hi rnl.tirilied tin statement that the post otfne had been n taken by the llritlslt fore - Ti. Lord I . I 1 1 ft 11 1 lti-iort. foll.iw.ng ti'egr.im fion I 1! vv iiunnrne, i.oril i.ietii, na-.t or lieland, teceived .1, l...n,li,n io-il.iy "The situation is satls'.t. t.u v . Stephen's) "T" , h'V "''"j;"';-' 'vrn n' ' premier A.nuitli read a t. .cgram -n the House tin iifto noon tvh , h ; d ' ac tlie t.iiels had 1,0 machine guns a- had been reported He added that steps avu 1 nltcuty been take 11 by tlie autiioilMcs tu 1,.n.'M alt U1"'1 ''oii.'criicl l' the up ",, TU r,om Tt , . KVit). sas that ,, seusat.on has hivij causcil there bv the .u-rist of 11 nroml. nent member of the TiaUe Irish Vols initee r. Austin Stack. An .1 couiitant 'n the General Po.t Oftl.-e ..t Dubi n. "K r, ,, . '"" ' , " , ' :,r" rested ltotb are cliarged w , cons splracy In aiding the linpurtati'ii tit ,, from an enetm. , Another man of unknown t. ni ipal.t" has been arreted His i.ltni.t) has) I Mrtl lit.. til Hill.tl....- not been ellsclns,.! l,tn Ut w i.i ran. veved to riublln iitidei ,1 ccv is ort. , , ; ''.V , ,,;,,' u,.d!,v v'uustlne V.' f'onis Cliier Secretary for Irelv.d. exptil'iitd the tie., icissli- for .1 r ,ul , nsoi Ui now. fu'm '"-'land, bin sml that lm I oped the restriction .011:. 1 s .011 be t elliot cd Ml' lll'leli M.I tb.it It w is illffl, utfl at presn.t to slate whcthci am touleel 1 to reieh Ireland were ni.eri nr eliiseH. ' "llt auneej mat he was going to Dubiiii i lf vuld arrange for the trip Tlut '!H 1,lllNl1 i"einineiit regards; .n,r;s,;:nc',u", by',he '.iemom o ' pTemie su'ihh ".hi? sVe,. wereelnsi 1 taken to commtiulcato to neutral cotm 1 t-"''' tlie rial meaning of tho "nios. res I c,'m "'" campaign. ' Crew lllevi I i llnlilrr. In the House of liids loul I.H11S. boil thiee individuals. of 1 hem 1 lug ixpedlllon now 111 tlm hands of tin Government Include Sir Kocer 'ase"ieiit, two lileli confi delates and ivv.qi) '.til Germans composing tlie . rew The chief linpottan, e of the ,;ipiu.t lies 111 Ihe Ii Vii.ilions m, 1, In ,.1 ,,,, ex tensive plot, having i.unill'Miii.iih i'i i,... many. Iiil.iud and Aiinii. 1 1 sit .viuei icaiiH aie saiu to nive .. ,;ii e , nst111111e11t.il 111 liuauuiig ihe r. c niiion uisiiuim 111.11 111 uii.iiu 11 nie n 1 . 111U011. . lire mot eioent The e'aptiiie of the expul lb ' -lm ed .1 ., A 1 1 o .IW.Ilteil 1 he ma- .en in- navy secivt si rv ! o is iliiisi markably clevii piece of w.iik louioblle wllli Itish 1 or.redii.iti Sir linger Casement a" ioie iT.llle unit its oivup.inls were secret sen ice tn. 11 W be 1 pint) of thiee muled lluv vv.lknl iii Ihe arms of their eneunes Tlie expedlllon cunsisleil 11. 1 e f . Bubroarlne and a l,10u ton Rlciuiiili.