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MARTIAL LAW RULES DUBLIN-
TROOPS HOLD STRONG POINTS
London, April 26. Martial law has
been declared in Dublin county and
troops, transported from England,
have landed at Belfast and occupied
St. Stephens' Green and Liberty hall
in Dublin, Premier Asquith an
nounced in the house of commons
London, April 26. Prompt and
energetic steps were being taken by
' the government today to put down
serious insurrection of Sinn Fein
volunteers at Dublin.
Dublin was still cut off from tele
graphic communication today, and,
according to best available informa
tion, principal part of Irish capital is
in hands of rebels. It is believed se
rious fighting between Sinn Fein
forces and government troops con
tinues, though revolt thus far has not
spread to other districts.
General postoffice, captured at the
beginning of disorders, believed to be
slill in hands of rebels.
For several weeks rumors that rev
olution was impending in Ireland
have been in circulation, some re-'
ports even fixing outbreak definitely
on Easter Sunday. Newspaper gen
erally took view today that reports
were no surprise.
Less than a month ago Ulster vol
unteers perpetrated sensational act
of lawlessness at Breagh, near Ports
down. A large detachment, with
rifles and ammunition, marched to
a hall being built by Hibernians, ut
terly demolished it and damaged the
houses of local Roman Catholics by
a fusillade of shots.
Official statements give number of
casualties on side of government as
A. about dozen killed and 20 more
wounded. No attempt to give Sinn
Fein casualties, nor state that impor
tant position seized by rebels has
been recaptured by them. Both of
these reticences suggest that Sinn
Feiners may still be holding out.
The Daily Express said today that
the apparent reluctance witlx which
the chief secretary for Ireland made
the announcement in commons yes
terday might well lead to the belief
that the situation is more serious
than the 'government has admitted.
POPE DISAPPROVES RIOTS
London, April 26. A wireless dis
patch from Rome circulated by a
news agency, reported today that
Pope Benedict strongly disapproves
the Dublin disturbances.
His Holiness has ordered that a
telegram be sent to the archbishop
of Dublin requesting particulars and
recommending that the people re
main quiet, the dispatch said.
GERMANY FAVORS SETTLEMENT
WITH UNITED STATES
Berlin, April 26. Pres. Wilson's
demand that German submarines
warn freighters, as well as passenger
liners, constitutes most serious ob
stacle in way of satisfactory settle
ment of German-American relations,
United Press learned authoritatively
Other points at controversy can
be settled without any danger of
diplomatic rupture. But strong op
position exists here to safeguarding
crews of freighters, since it is held
that every enemy freighter is en
gaged almost solely in carrying mu
nitions or other war supplies to the
There is a growing feeling, how
ever, that there will be no diplomatic
break. It is entirely too early to say
that the crisis has passed. Situation
apparently depends upon firmness of
President Wilson's stand.
Matters marked time today, pend
ing return of Chancellor Von Beth-mann-Hollweg
from his second con
ference with the kaiser.
London, April 26. A number of
Americans who left Germany con
vinced that diplomatic break is immi
nent have arrived at Copenhagen.
Paris dispatches today reported ar
rival at Geneva of several Americans