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BACKBONE OF IRISH REBELLION BROKEN
SEVEN DAYS OF RIOTS AND FIRES
Dublin, May 1. The government
forces now occupy Four Courts, last
portion of the downtown district to
be surrendered by the rebels. The
seven days' Irish rebellion passed
into history early today.
Troops were making a systematic
canvass of the city today, searching
every house for arms and Ammuni
tion and arresting suspects in houses
where rebel uniforms were found.
Official headquarters issued a
statement at midnight declaring that
Peter Pearse, leader of the rebels,
and James Connolly, "commander of
the Irish army," wanted to make
terms before their surrender. They
were told that they must lay down
their, arms unconditionally and that
the same condition applied to the
surrender of their followers.
The Irish capital today, in its cen-1
tral portion, recalls San Francisco
after the earthquake. What were
fine business buildings a week ago'
are tumbled ruins, blackened by
smoke an dscarred by bullets.
Excepting the groups congregated
in these two areas and isolated bands
of snipers, the rebel forces have dis
appeared. Many, snipers were killed
or captured Saturday night and snip
ing had practically ceased today.
Sackvile street, a rebel stronghold
early in the week, was safe for pedes
trians today and crowds gathered
around the ruins of the general post
office building, shelled by the British
and reduced to a pile of blackened
The backbone of the rebellion was
broken when James Connolly, "gen
eral of. the Irish army," was fatally
wounded at Liberty HalL
Connolly was struck by a shell
from a British gunboat When Peter
Peace, leader of the rebels, was
wounded in the leg most of his fol
lowers surrendered. Large number
of the rebels have discarded their
jinif orms an4 haie escaped capture.
by mingling in the crowds of civil
ians. London, May 1. Large force of
Sinn Feiners at Enniscorthy, 80 miles
south of Dublin, has surrendered to
government forces after 36-hour
. Several small isolated detachments,
including one band near Enniscorthy,
are holding out, but back of rebellion
that aimed to set up an Irish re
public was broken today, exactly a
week after first riots in Dublin.
Skirmishes between rebels and gov
ernment troops continued in Dublin
and outskirts Sunday, but there was
little fighting in heart of city.
More than 1,200 rebel prisoners
have been taken in Dublin and other
centers of rebellion. Latest estimates
place total number of dead and
wounded in seven days' fighting at
about 200 and property loss at mora
Proclamations were posted
throughout Dublin late yesterday an
nouncing that rebel leader, Pearse,
had called upon all his followers to
Sniping in outskirts of Dublin may
continue for two or three days while
troops engage in block by block cam
paign against scattered rebel forces
Some further trouble is expected in
villages south and west of Dublin,
where news of the Sinn Feiners' de
feat in capital has not yet penetrated.
. No intimation has come from offi
cial sources as to punishment to be
meted out to rebels now in hands of
British troops, including Countess
Markiecicz, sister of an Irish baron.
One report brought here early to
day said that countess had been
wounded while encouraging Sinn
Feiners from behind barricades.
George Tuchbrieter, 2911 W. Mad
ison, and two companions fined for
puffing shrubbery from yard at 440 N.
Austin OYa, Oak Park.