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THE SUN, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 1916.
Independent, self-governing Ireland, which In turn Is to aid tho Germans Indirectly by keeping targe contingents of llrltlsh Government I loops from the western front, Ono of tho first question to be raised In the House of Con-mom this Bfternoon with regard to Sir Hoger Casement was whether he would be shot forthwith. Premier Asqulth' s answer was: "That question should not be asked." Tho long smouldering spark of the well laid jlot, It Is believed, was fanned Into flam" Immediately utter the llrltlsh Government announced officially j ester day tho arrest of Sir Honor Casement. It was not stated whether Sir Itogcr was taken front the Get man auxiliary, which was manned by a strong forvo of sailors '' and loaded with large stores of nritis and ammunition, or whether he was arrested After he hail actually stopped upon Irish oil. The statement merely said that he ami several others wero captured "while, attempting to land arms." It Is announced officially that Sir Roger Casement was brought to Iondon on Sunday for trial. The announcement says: "Sir Kogcr Casement, who was ar rested In connection with an abortive attempt to land arms In Ireland from a, German Vessel, was brought to Iaiii don on Sunday morning. He was met t Huston by officers from m t1and Yard, and Is now detained In mllliar, custody. It Is understood evldenco of his proceedings In Germany since tho outbreak of the war will bo produced at his trial." "REVOLT LONGBREWING. Ian Felnera Activity In KTldem-i-for Months. While there have been no serious out breaks In Ireland since the war began, the present revolt !u the Irish capital Is the upshot of sedltlonary agitation whlc'i has been brewing for many months. The crux of thn situation lu Ireland Is that a large element of the xpulatlon. led principally by the Sinn Fei'ncrs, the. ultra-radical party, "refuses to Unlit England's battles." a certain Icadcis have put II from time to time. This at titude has been strengthened more and more during recent months as general compuUlon threatened to he extended to Ireland. A large number of Irishmen, under the leadership of John ttedmoud. have been loyal to the llrltlsh Government through out the war and have even been Inclined to accept compulsion lu the event that It la realised that It Is tho only means to insure tho Allies' victory. The number of recruits from Ireland who voluntarily enlisted In .the llrltlsh nrmy up to Janu ary 8 last numbered 118,277 men. The antl-Urltlsh faction, however, and particularly tho Sinn Fclncrs. are said to have been agitating a revolt to be prune at the psychological moment, that Is, before compulsion had been In troduced and white It was still time to establish a "free' Ireland. Tile outbreak of the war put un ab rupt stop to the home, rule tight, but the radicals, usslsted In sonic measure b German money and funds raised In the I'nlted States. Kept up their propaganda, which ha& now culminated In the Dublin mbeUlon. An nrganUcd eampjlgn was carried on for months In the smith and west of tho Island. The llrltlsh Gov ernment has been lenient toward this Citation. Time and again, men were Indicted and tried lu Dublin for edl ttonary propaganda, but always were acquitted amid applause. The attitude of the Irish radicals to ward Britain was strikingly Illustrated when a committee In Cork on March 17 last rejected an offer of several com panies of Irish soldiers as participants In the St. Patrick's Day celebration, vl .1 the following reply : "The British r.rmy Is In hostile occu pation of Ireland. It would be as n.b surd for Belgians to Invito a contingent from the German army to participate In a Belgian national celebration." On March 22 last thicc policemen wpis wounded In Tulliunorc, a. town atout sixty miles west f Dublin, when Sinn Keln rioters tired at them. A police sergeant was seriously wounded by the fire of the rioters d a county lnsiector and district Inspector were slightly In jured. Apart from this and other minor outbreaks, little was reiortd lu cairie despatches front London to Indicate eedltkm on a large scale. ' GERM ANTSll AND SEEN. Ieadnn Paper Irlab Moat lit In Touch With Berlin. London, April 15. Commenting on the arrest of Sir Hoger Casement, the Poll Unit Giuettv bays that Germany before trying to land arms and ammuni tion In Ireland "'must have been satis tied of the existence of agents In that country who were prepared to receive and use them In her Interests'" and that "there must have been uctlvo co:i jniinl. cation Iwtween Irish traitors ami their confederates In Berlin, despite all ex isting precautions of censorship and supervision." The paper adds that step should be taken to obtain a full explanation of "the connection, If there Ik any, between the two striking phenomena presented by a force devoid of arms undergoing military training In Ireland and a cargo of arms from our enemiea seeking a landlrux place In that country." 17. S. WORKS ON PLOT. DepartBteat of Justice la Looking Into Irish Activities. Washinuton, April 2";. -'Phi Depart ment of Justice Is Invebligating alleged German connections made by italn elements of antl-Krltlsh IrL-h lu this country. It was learned to-day, John Dovoy, editor of the (trl(e-4ier-Icon, was called before a New York Grand Jury early ui April. As tno rec ognized head of tho Claina-Gacl In this country,, blgnlflcaitcc was attached to his presence. Nothing has been told of the nature of Devoy' testimony. That certain Irish Americans hail en gaged In propaganda designed to embroil this country with Great Britain, besides coloring American sentiment In favor of Germany, was the hellef of the Depart ment. Devoy had been under Investiga tion. It was said, before he nn u wit ness. The United States Government does not consider that a Casement protest meeting of Irishmen In New York would be a violation of neutrality and will not interfere In any way with thn holding of such a meeting. The Federal Government has nothing to do with such a meeting ordinarily, which Is entirely a matter for the local authorities to handle. No permit Is re quired for Indoor or outdoor meetings, and the only step that could be taken would be the detailing to tho meeting nf police, with orders to suppress any vio lation of law in either act or speech, NEW DOGMA BY THE POPE. . Assumption nf Virgin to He Pro claimed After the War, f pedal Cable Pnpotch to Tut Sr Home, April 25. The vtnnulfi ,Vn flonnlr says that tho I'opo has confided n Toinlmnl priest that h ha decided after tho war to proclaim a new doginu ef the Arsumptlou of the Virgin. Trior to U5t the teaching nf the ItnmacuUtc conception of the Blessed ' Virgin was the pious belief and duelrlnii f the Church. et was never dunned as Ml article of r.iltli or a dogma nam the year 1154. Also, the doetllne id thn Infallibility of the I'opo was iilwajs held by the Church, and yet It was not detined aa a dogma or leaching of the Hiurch until the year 1871 at tho Vatican Council. v The Assumption or the Blessed Virgin nt heaven haf alivajs been held and - ' believed hs a doctrine and teaching - of the rhurch, but II ) never yet been forinally detlneil as a donna of the ChV'?b, Hi QACKVILLE street, the principal counters between the soldiers and police and the Insurrectionists took place. The photograph is taken from the O'Conncll Bridge. To V LflHtPpriBULiail JS AaaBaKTaW w law v.to&.f3BleHfMiHZflBBBw'HeisHMH BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBaaBBBaaBBBBBHBBBsaBBaaBBBBBBBBBBB Copyright Internattonml rttm Service. BRITAIN SETS LIMIT TO BAR COMPULSION r00,000 Must Volunteer in I i Weeks, Antiotmees Premier Asquith. SKCRKT SKSSIOX IS HELD .'ptnal Vablr PrtpntcK in Tat Srv. Ivondon, April 2,"i. Unless DO.OOl) re cruits come forward within the next four weeks and 15,000 more offer themselves each week for the next ten week fol lowing there will be general compulsion In Kngland, Premier Asqulth stated to day at the secret esalou of Parliament. This stutement was made In reply to the clamor of the opponents of the Gov ernment for a statement of the attitude of the Cabinet in regard to compulsion. The Government Is loath to put a measure of compulsion In force If It la possible to get voluntary enlistment. I .Much criticism has been launched at Premier Aqulth for his attitude In re Jgard to compulsion, and the disagree ment or tne memnrr ui weclt threatened to retult In resignations, t Method nf Reeroltlnar. The oMIclnl press bureau after the secret session Issued the following state ment : At tho secret session Premier As HUlth statei that tho recruiting up to date had fa. i short of tho require incnts necessary for our proper mili tary t (Torts. The. Government was determined upon three proposals: First, the pro longation to the end of the war of the service of time expired men; second, to empower the military transfer of territorials to any unit In which the.y arc needed, and third, to render exempted men liable to service Imme diately on the expiration of the cr tlllcato of exemption. With a view to ultimate addition to tins forces the Government proposes the cons-riptlon of youths under IS on August IB as they reach the age of 1. Mr. Asqulth also stated: 1. That tho Government, recognlx Ing that tho necessary number will not be available for service In tho time required under the present ar rangements, agree to an Immediate ef fort to obtain men by voluntary en listment of the unattested and mar ried. J. If on May 27, 50,000 of these men havo not been secured by direct enlistment. Parliament wtll forthwith bo asked for compulsory iowers. 3, If lu any week after May 2", 15, 000 have not dliectly enlisted, the same course will hu taken. Tim surplus of one week will be carried over to tho next. 4. Arrangements two and three hold good until 200,000 unattested men have been obtained. In tho meantlmo Urn Government will constantly re view thn iwsltlon. I'nder Uiu scheme the main ground alleged for tho relraio of the attested married men disappears. I'lc in I cr Asqulth stated the particu lars: of the scheme to enable men to meet their ctvll liabilities us follows: 1. Applies! to all single and mniried men who havo Joined since August t, l'j 1 1, or who will Join. 2. The assistance Includes rent, mortgage Interest, the payment of In stalments on contracts like the pur chase, of premise.-), businesses or furni ture, laxtn, rates, Insurances, school fees. 11, It is not contemplated that thn assistance to Individuals shall exceed int (520) yearly. Tho nitmbcrs debating Included frilr Kdward Carson, Kir John tflmon, An drew Bunar Law, John Dillon and Winston Spencer Churchill. The session adjourned until Wednes day, when tlu'ie will be another secret sosloii, Ciowds of men ant women assembled to seo tha Minister and Members of Parliament enter the secret session, the llrst slnco tho beginning of the war, Kery Member of Parliament who could possibly attend was in Ins seat, for the conscription question Is ono of the most serious subjects of all tho gratu wur questions tonslilered by Parliament, Visitors Admitted I'.nrly. Spectators and press cirreiitidenls were permitted to enter the House of Commons until the question period was over. Owing to the unusual seertt ses. clou that was to follow only peilunctory attention was paid by the mcmbeis to the questions, except the ntutviiien of Augustine Blrrcll, CliJef Secretaty for Inland, concerning the. revolutionary outbreak in Dublin, At the close of the question period Pre mier Asqulth observed thn ancient cus tom of taking notice that strangers wci picsenl III the House, Thi. question was then put that strangers be ordered from thn House. As this question may not be Jdelitcil or amended, it was Immediately SCENE OF THE FIGHTING IN DUBLIN. thoroughfare, whore desperate cm voted on and carrlid and the vliltora filed out. I In the House of Lords there wa no ceremony of any sort, notlco merely bc , Ing given that none but peers mliat enter tnc cnnniDer. LONDON PRESS CAUSTIC. Secret Session Criticised t Tories and Radicals. fpenit CaMr ltptch foTnr Sr I.ONPOM, April 25. The political fer ment lu England, of which the recent at tack by the lltilly S'rus on Mr l.loyd Georgo was symptomatic, continues to crop out In the ncwspapeis In varlou forms. Frederick G. Kellaway. Liberal Mem ber for Bedford borough, who Is prl vato secretary to Dr. Christopher Ad dison, Parliamentary Under Secrttary for Munitions, iind who thus can be de-1 scribed as the secretary of Mr. l.loyd George's secretary. wTltea to the press ii long defence of Mr. Lloyd George, de scribing him as the real leader of the ' nation and the savior of the Liberal ' Varty and of the country. The letter Is condemned In some quar-, ters s foolish and mlschlexous. The Unity nrniihlc, which l nmong the pa pers that condemn the letter, anilines that Mr. Lloyd Gemge gave it his ap proval. In other quartets the ecrct session and Saturday's Order In Council for bidding unauthorised reports of Cabinet doings are strongly criticised by both Tories and Btdlcals. The Itadlcal lolly .Wtra expresses the fear that these meas ure will create more difficulties than they - move. Tho Tory Joriilii;; I'ont suggests that the Government wants se. rreey "to prevent the people from sug gesting that It does not know what to do" The pnll;i Mntl devotes a column to contending that the prohibition of re ports of Cabinet meetings N a public danger and to trouncing the Gi em inent. Altogether, foreigner reading the Iondon papers to-day would be likely to Infer 1 jit tile cotllitri wiim keethltit- ' with discontent nml disunion anil that the successful prosecution of tho wat, notwithstanding thn big headlines, was really u secondary matter. GERMAN DEBT PLAN OUTLINED. Cniianllriatlnu Is Kiplnlnril h Fi nance Minister l.rntac. Bkri.in, via Iondon, April 25. The Overseas News Agency quotes Dr. Au-1 gut Lentre, :he Prii'sUiu Minister of Finance, its saying that the moM 1m. ' portant taak after the war win be the ! consolidation of all tho floating debts contracted during the war. Tho agency aaye t "Dr. Lentze aald that after the war current expenses must be covered by current Income. Of the Income of the Prussian State, he said, to per cent, was derived from thn railroads, forests anil other property and 10 per cent, from di rect taxation, which must bn left un touched by the Federal authorities. "Dr. lamtze declared that thn present organization of Industry And llnancn would enable Germany to Miiiict the itraln of the wur for uri lndel'tn pe riod, as virtually no payments jor war purposes are made, to foreign countries." WILSON SPURS ON RED CROSS. Wires Knrnnraarrmrnt for Hin.olNl Hnrohneiit In Clt. The committee which will direct the efforts of the American Bed Cross to enroll 100,000 new members: In tho metropolitan district by Memorial Day met last night at the Union league Club and formulated plans. A teloitram from President Wilson appenllrur to the citizens of this district to Join the Bed' Ctoss was read by Howard Prosser, chairman of tho executive committee In charge of the campaign. The President said: "Pleeise express to the citizens of New York's iretropolltan district my confidence In the success of their move ment to enroll 100,000 members for the American Bed Cioss, It Is both a patriotic and humane service that Is rendered hy every citizen who becomes a member. A large, well organized and cfllelcnt Bed Cross Is essential." Tho committee plans to apportion the various boroughs and cities In the metro politan district on the basis of popula tion and mako strenuous efforts to en roll 100,000 members In tho time al lowed. It Is expected that through the plan of organization every church mem ber, club member, factory e.r.ployee, every employee In tho city service and every member of any other gioup thai ran be brouslit Into ropoeratlon with the campaign committee will have oppor tunity to Join before the campaign Is tlnWied. WAR BREAD NOW IN HOLLAND. Dlmculty In (icttliiB American Wheat Causes (he Change. Sntclal t'atilt Dfnpuieh la Tas Sin, Uinpon, April 25, An agency ties patch from Amsterdam says that owing to the dllttculty lu getting American wheat In consequence of thn recent losses of Dutch ships the baker of Holland have been ordered to make war bread. This bread waa to bo sold for the first time In Holland to-day. the left, indicated by the arrow, is the post office, which was captured by the rebels and recaptured by the Government troops. In the centre is the O'Conncll monument, and back of it the Nelson column. D BOATS, SHIPS AND ZEPPELINS IN RAID t'ortfiiiNrd from First fagr. casualties of the raid were approximately j twenty-live dead and wounded. It Is generally believed that the enemy ships did not escapn damage," j RAID HURTS ONLY ONE. j Tbnl's the Itr-mlt nf Zeppelins' j Visit on llnicllsh Coast.' i I.ONDON, April 25. Only one man Is! known to have bten Injure! by bombs dropped by the Zeppelins which rallied the Norfolk and Suffolk coasts last 1 liteht The .cppelitiK dropped about seventy i bomhw. Only two of tho four or Ilvo . Xrppellns taking part In the raid nt-1 tempted to make their way Inland, It Is, oltlclally stated. The British press bureau Issued the following statement concerning the raid: l.ast night's raid over the Norfolk and SuTolk roasts appeans to havo teen carried out by four or live Zep pelins, only two of which made a serious attempt to penetrate Inland. About seventy bombs appear to have been dropjed. One man It reported seriously Injure-; No further details of casualties am now available. SUEZ CAMP DESTROYED. Iluartcr at Unntln Miclled hr Brit ish Airmen. Ui.voo:.', April 25. The hostile camp at Quatla, within twenty-five miles of the Suez Canal, was destroyed to-day by an air attack by eight British arropl-ines according to an olllclal announcement made to-day. The aviators reported that after the destruction of tho camp the hostile troops started to withdraw. The capture by hostile forces of Quatla. which was held by a small British force, was reported officially yesterday. The attack of the avlato's mentioned to-day Is evidently a swift lepiisil by the Brit Isn foros which are guarding the Suez Canal. Tho olllclal annjiinccment c terday slid that a licet lie force of 3,0ou in n had taken the town, while at the same ttme a force of 5 On men attacked Uueldar, but wetu defeated owing to the at rival of British iienforcemcnts. That so large a hostile force Is so near tho Suez Canal is a surprise. It Is probable that the men are hostile tribes men and not Turkish forces. RUSSIANS 80 MILES FROM XUT. V not her Army Is Approaching Ban dad, sia) a a Wireless. lsnoN. April 25. A wireless des patch recelvtd hero from Borne states that a llusslan force h now within ninety miles of Kut-fl-Amara. It Is also stated that another Busslan army Is approach ing Bagdad. The Husslan army mentioned as ap proaching Kut-el-Aniara Is probably the Itussian force which captured the Per sian city of Kermaiishah In February last. Kermaiishah Ik only 150 miles from Knt-el-Amara, but Is separated from It hy mountain barriers which would present a very dltllcult problem fo" an army to cross. The force which Is said to bn np pronchlng Bagdad might bn advnnclng from Bltlls, In Armenia, by way of thn valley of the Tigris. Bltlls Is 250 miles from Bagdad. TIGRIS FLOODS HALT TURKS. British Killed In Fluht With Hand Grenades. Constantinople, April 25, The fol lowing oftlclul statement was Issued last night by tho Turkish War Office: On tho Irak front owing to tho rising of the waters of the Tlgrlsatsnmc points we were unable to pursue thn enemy who were defeated on Saturday, The eneiiij yefteiday Ineffectively bom barded our positions near Felahle, Soino of our troops attacked soldiers of thn enemy armed with hand gre nades who approached our positions near Bellseu, on the right bank of tho Tigris, and killed them with grenades. Near Kut-e-Amarii sonio of the In habitants swam acre's the river nnd took refuge among us. llrltlsh on the TlKrla Itcpurt Xome Progress. ,S;icc((i Cable llttpatcl In Tits He. IaimioN, A Ml II 20. The War Ofllcc staled to-day that the British lino run ning southeast from Belt Alecsa had been prolonged. The stutement is as fol lows: , There were no Important develop ments In Mesopotamia to-day. On the right bank we still hold a line running southeast from Bell Alcena, which wo prolonged this morning tn tho south ward, driving In the enemy's advanced pickets. On the left bank we hold the same line facing the flsnnayot peti CHURCHMEN MEET TO FURTHER WORLD PEACE Six Humlreil Atlvoentes of ln ternatioiuil Friendship" nl Garden City. Gaiim.n Citt. I.. I.. April 25.- About KOo advocate of "International friend ship" gathered here to-nlcht In thn Gar den City Hotel to attend the opening session of the conference of thn World Alliance of the Churches Interest ed In friendship. The conference held under the auav' es of the American branch of the U id's Ullance. Includes among tho delegates prominent clergymen and lay men from all parts of the country. "The Church and the New interna tionalism" was the general themo to night. Tho Itev. Or. .1 B Kemensnyder. chairman of thn committee of peace and arbitration of tho federal councils of the Churrh nf Christ In America, pre sided. The devotional exercise wero conducted by the Bev. Or. .1 Boss Stev enson of Princeton Theological Semi nary. Other speakers were the Itev. Dr. Washington Gladden. W H. p. Faunce. I. I... president of Brown Uni versity, ami .lohn ft. Mott, general sec retary of the World's Student Chris tlan Federation. Beports to be submitted to-morrow morning will set forth the efforts and Investigations of prominent clergymen and laymen who have reu'nlly returned from the war stricken sections of Ihi rope. Bishop David II. Grter will pre side and thn subject of the morning session will be "The World Task of thu Church, a Practical Programme." The Rev. Dr. t F Woelfklu. pastor of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, Manhattan, will conduct tho devotional services. "Thn Task In the I'nlted States" will bo described by the Bev. Dr. Sidney F Gullek and "Thn Task nf Kurope," hy the Bev. I)r. Frederick Lynch Other speakers to-morrow will include : Prof llrnj.'tmln F Itattln. who will re port on his tour nf Kurnpe In behalf of the Wot Id Alliance; the itev Chnibn S. McFarlnnd. general secretary nf the federal council, who will rilseii- tils v'lt to the churchei of Holland, Switzer land, German), France and Great Britain, and the Bev Dr William p. Merrill, pastor of the Brick Presby terian Church. Manhattan, and chairman of the American branch of the World Alliance. "The Church and the Otlent.il Prob lem" will be discussed by tho Bev Dr. Peter Alnslee, pastor f the Christian Temple, Baltimore. Bishop Luther B. WINnn of the Metho dist UpNeijpal Church will preside to morrow night The general theme will be "The Church and International Gov ernment." SEEKS QUAKER AID IN WAR. IVrcj Mdcn. M. P., Here lit Tell nf Friends tntftincc WorU. "The United States In Its Belgian charity Is represented by one of the most effective organizations In the his tory of broad philanthropy, but that does no't mean that the cltlens of the I'nlted Slates may cease supplying the wherewithal for the organization to work, There are 3,500,000 iersons In Belgium homeless, penniless and without hope except for tho charity of the people of the world." ' Percy Allien, member of the llrltlsh Parliament, for thirty years engaged lu settlement and charitable work and hero on a humanitarian mission, nun's thn forrgolng declaration yeeterda, Iln Is to remain In tho United s'tates for n month, making addresses In many of the rltles of the Kast anil middle West. Principally Mr. Alden comes In tho In terest of tint Friends Ambulance Unit, which also needs money. "When men like the Friends ndvimro the plea that the) have 'conscientious sciuples' against military service. It Is the policy to Hid something else for them to do," said Mr, Alden. "The Friends Ambulance Unit Is one ' considering their cruples and t.i using them, This service was organlztd In October, 1014, with forty-live men and now has tiOu men anil fifty women. It has one hospital In Unglaud, another nt Dunkirk, still another at Popcrlnghe, a i Mpltul ship, three hospital trains anil floating ImipltulK near Vpres, Its ambulances have already cared for tlti.iiOO wontled, mid Its hospital trains transported 50,000 more. Itn expenses uro J 15,000 a month." SPAIN ABSOLVES BRITAIN. llrnlrn llelnu t'ruetl lit Seise Ger man Mhlpa In Spanish Purls, Sprcial Ctiltte Petpalrh lo Tils Sis, Maphip, April 24,' via London, April 25. Premier llomanoneH emphatically denied to-day recent statements appear Ing in the Spanish press to thn effect that Great Britain had urged Spain to confiscate the German steamships In Spanish porls and to suspend navigation through the Utrmlts of Gibraltar. FRENCH WIN WOOD IN AISNE ATTACK They Also Brinpr pown Four Aeroplanes and Repulse Germans in Lorraine. LATTER USE LIQUID FIRE Special Cable Detpateh to Tnr. 8cs. I'Anis, April 25. The day was marked by a French offensive north of tho Alsne, where a small wood south of the Bols Buttes was captured, and hy a strong German attack at Chspclotte, southeast of Badonvlllcrs, In Lorraine. This nt tack was repulsed. There was no Infantry action of Im portance In the Verdun district to-day following the failure of a determined German attack last night In the sector of Le Mort Itoiume, on the west bank of the Meuse. The action In the Bols Buttes, which Is In the region where the battle line takes a sharp turn to the southeast close to Khelms. apparently was. for the pur pose of recovering some of the positions lost to thn Germans through a surprise attack some weeks ago. Germans1 Temporary "access. The German attack In Ixrralne was inadn this morning on a salient formed by the French line. The assault gained a momentary success at certain points of the French defences, the Germans gaining a foothold only to be driven out by counter ntticks this afternoon, the Germans In the contested positions suf fering beally A mine was exploded by thn Germans at lllll 25 In the Argonne, to the north of the Courto Chaus?", but the French artillery prevented tha Germans from occupying thn crater and the French seized nnd organised the southern edge of thn excavation. The German bombardment was very heavy In the course of the day at Hill .104. and on thn villages of Ksnca and Cumleres. on tho west baak of the Meuse. French guns destroyed a soc tion of German trench some fifty meters In length near the Fbur de Paris, in tho Argonne. Marked activity on the part of the Frendi aviators Is noted In the official communlqufl to-night. Four German machines were brought down, one near Vuuquols, another In the Argonne. at the Cote du Polvre, on tho esst bank of the Meuse: a third In the Bols cle Forges, on thn west bank of the river, and a fourth neir lluttonchatel. northeast of at. Mihlcl. French Gain .North of Alinr. The official communique Issued by the French War Office to-night follow?: North of the Alsne, after artillery preparation, our troops captured this morning a small wood t-outh of the Bols Buttes. In thn Argonne the te of our heavy bntterles destroyed a German post and some fifty meters of enemy trench In the sector of Lo Four de Paris. At lllll 2S& the Germans exploded a mine, our lire curtain prevented the enemy from occupying the crater, the south ern edge of which we organised. West of thn Meuse there wns an In tense bombardment at lllll 304 and In the regions of UtsneH und Cumleres. I!ast nf the Meuse the day was rel atively calm. In the Woevre thn bombardment was very violent In the sector or Moulaln vllle. There was no Infantry action In the course of the day. On of our long range guns bombarded effectively thn railway station at Ileudicourt. In Iirralne. southeast of Badnu vlllers, the Germans after an Intetun bombardment directed toward noon n strong attack on the salient which Is formed by our lino at Chapelette. The attack was completely repulsed. Somo fractions of the enemy forces whlih had gained a foothold in our trenches In the northeast part of the salient were driven out In the course of the afternoon and In part annihilated by our tire. We made about fifteen pris oners, of whom one was an olHccr. Four German Plane Knot llonit, Aviation: Near Vauquids, an enemy aeroplane, which was compelled to laud within Its own lines after a combat was destro.ved by our cannon. In tho region of Verdun one of our reconnoitring aeroplanes brought down a German aeroplane, which fell at the Cote tin Polvie, fifty meters from our trenches. A third enein machine brought down by one of our pilots fell In the Bols de Forges. Finally, a Fokker aeroplane, fired on with a mitrailleuse by one of our avi ators, fell vertically lu the region of Hattonchatel. On the night, of April 24-25 one of our dirigibles dropped ten bombs of 155 millimeters each and six bombs of 220 millimeters each on the railway station at Conllans. Mqnld Fire Fall.. Three separate .ibsanlls were made by the Germans last night on the new French positions nt Lc Mort Homme after n violent preparatory fire from their artillery. When the tlrst and sec ond of these assaults had failed com pletely, tho Germans brought flamlig liquids to bear on tho French trenches, but the German waves were stopped by the French barrier fire and rifle fire and the attacking troops wero forced to give up tho attempts. They lost heavily In the assaults. Six bombs were dropped on Dunkirk this morning, causing the denth of one woman anil Injuring three men, The afternoon communique was ss fol lows: To the west of tho lllver Meuse yes terday evenlrsj German forces, after ,t violent bombardment, attacked op sev eral different occasions our new posi tions In the region of Dead Man lllll, Tho first two assaults having failed completely thn enemy started their third attack with the employment of flaming liquids, Checked by our cur tains of lire nnd tho fire of our In fantry the Germans were compelled to return to their lines after having suf fered Important losses. There has been great activity on the part of the artillery lu the region of Avocourt, Some time during the night the. enemy endeavored, hut without success, to occupy our advanced posts of tho Avocourt redoubt, To the east of the Blver Meuse tlicte has been a fairly spirited bombard ment on our first und second lines, In the Forest of Apremont there has been fighting with hand grenades, lu lairralnn wo ha dispersed a strong reconnoitring patty of the enemy, which wan endeavoring to occupy ono of our smaller positions to the east of Neuvllle. This morning a German neroplaint threw clown six liombs on Dunkirk, (inn woman was killed and three men were wounded. Tho material damages c ro Insignificant. DANE'S VIEW OF VERDUN. German Victory or a llevnlt at Home, Declares a Visitor. CiticArto, April 25. "Germany facing starvation, Is staking her all on the bat tle of Verdun. Failure to win will mn revolt on the part of the people and the I ending of the war no matter what the cost. Therefore the blood of Teutonic I legions Is beltfg poured out like water In the struggles nround Dead Man lllll and other critical points, while the people behind remain In Ignorance of the losses una feel that victory Is nearing.' ThlH Is tho view of the Bev. Anton Bast, pastor of the Jerusalem Church nt Copenhagen, Denmark, and editor of the Iitghthouxr. His church Is tho largest Methodist Institution In Denmark. Dr. Hast was In Chlcaca to-day on his way' to attend thn general conference of tho Methodist Church, which will meet next month at Saratoga Springs, N. T. "Tho Danish people feel n great sor row for the German masses because of conditions In the empire," he said. "Re portu have reached me, for Instance, that tho average weight of the school chil dren has fallen off four or five pounds because of underfeeding. Germany has maintained herself largely hy Imports from neutral countries, principally Den mark And Sweden. Now their surplus Is virtually alt gone and thn Inhabitants are subsisting on imports from America. "Germany has msnsgen to maintain herself onlv hv har marvellous powers of organisation and utilisation ,of every thing possible for food. Now, with many of her resources cut off, I shudder to think of her future. For that reason principally we feel the war's outcome Is staked on Verdun." FRENCH ATTACK FAILS. Germans Claim Ilrpalar of tiaemr .Near Dead Man lllll. Hkrlin, vis London. April The French attempted an attack against the German positions east of Doad Man Hill (I.e Mort Homme) Inst night. The at tack was made In waves, but broke down under the German rifle fire. The text of tho official statement Is as follows: Western front There has been very lively activity by tho artillery and aviators on both sides. West of tho Mouse hand grenade at tacks developed during the night north east of Avocourt. An attack delivered In several waves against our trenches enst of Dead Man lllll broke down under our Infantry fire. BRITISH WIN IN AIR. Stt Cnmhata Take Plartt aad Tsro German Machines fall. Special Cable Deipatak to Tan Son. Lonooh, April 25. The following re port from British headepiartera In France was Issued to-night by the Official Press Bureau : The enemy sprang minca near FrU court and Couehez without Inflicting uny casualties. We bombarded the enemy's positions north of the Somme. Them was nrtlllery activity between Souchez and the l-a Bassee Canal nnd also In the Armentlcres sector, where our guns shelled the railway stations at Comlnes and Wnrneton. Yesterday there was considerable aerial activity. There were twenty nine combats. On of iur reconnais sances was persistently attacked. All the attacks were driven off and two hostile machines were seen to fall In sldo the German lines. All our ma chines returned safely, WILSON ASKS BUSINESS AID. t.'rarn Cooperation In .Making In- ventory of .Nation's Itraoarces. An open letter from President Wilson arklng the business men of the country to lend their cooperation to the Commit tee on Industrial Preparedness of the Naval Consulting Board, which Is mak ing an Inventory of the country's re sources for national defence, was made public esterday. The letter Is as fol lows: "I bespoak your cordial cooperation In thn patriotic, service undertaken by the engineers and chemists of this country under thn direction of the Industrial Pre paredness Committee of the Naval Con sulting Board of thn I'nlted States. "The confidential Industrial Inventory you are asked to supply Is Intended for the exclusive benefit of tho War and Navy departments and will be used In organising the Industrial resources for the public service in national defence. "At my request the American Society of Civil Ktiglueers. the American Insti tute of Mining Bnginerrs, thn American Society of Mechanical Knglncers. the American Institute of I'lectrlcal Faigl neers and thn American Chemical Society ate gratuitously assisting the Naval Con sulting Board In the work of collecting these data, and I confidently ask your earnest supjort in the Interest of the people and Government of the United .States." Grrmnn Air Bald at Nalonlra. Paris, April 25 A German air squad ron has made another raid on the allied camp at Silonlca, according to a I lava? despatch from Salonlca. Although the German aviators tlew In all directions oter the camp dropping liombs little damage was done, It Is said. Them has recently been nn other military activity on the Greek front. Chinese AVI re Service Improved. Thn Commercial Cable Company made the following announcement yesterday: "Chinese telegraphs to northern and western provinces interrupted by ty. phoon have been restored. 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Kasl Houston St., cur, Kei Ht, NEW RUSSIAN FORCE ARRIVES IN FRANCE Second Contingent Also T.nnnN nt Marseilles Amid Cmai Entliusiitsni. "PICKED TROOPS" IX T rAlttt, April 2S. A second eon'ir.gsM of Itussian troops was lvli ,t Marseilles this morning. The n. t.. tachment arrived last Thursday The transports hearltr,' the Ilu.,a. who are to fight on the west fro it ar. rived at 10 o'clock, while nl. .ta n board the many craft In t ie t, ' shrieked and crowds of hf.,,m;,, gathered at places of vantage ah, ,it t' shore of the harbor and iheertd ,v ,i waved flags. The Russian troops massed on i . decks cheered enthusliiMleal v i rep! to the hearty greeting of the Pre j. Gen. Mlnlssler, the Governor e M,-. selllrat, and his staff ulllcers a'i ,.t welcomed the Busslan coinm ,, r ' regiment of Hussars was the e.wul ,' honor for thn Busslati detachms t The Hussions, evidently n p. Iti-J fnr landed on a quay which had been ecari of merc.handiso and marched 'irnjj, the streets of tho city tn Camp M a:., amid tho prolonged cheers , , , thuslusm of the Inhabitants T i j slans will remain at Camp Mirai,. Vi which was occupied for two I . - . t llrst detachment, until they btjin ih. Journey to the north of Fi since The llrst detachment Is no v it . . Mullly, near Troye, ninety inllct east of Purls on tlm Sen,,, 1 troops received them theie. , enthusiasm. According to reports is.vhinc t . United .States, It is the intent, on o t Allies to put 280,000 Buislan lr-yp, the western front, clnce It s muds easier to equip them in l'i,m o thar t.i transport the supplier to Bus, .a AUSTRIAN REPORT "FALSE," Italy Drnlra Bombardment nf Tri este Proper by Arrnplnnra. Washington, April 2.V- -The following statement was made public at tho lu. Ian 'Cmbassy to-night: "A recent ofMclal Austrn-lluiiciiian war report states that on the ;lst m-t seven Italian aeroplanes dropped tn llvo bombs on the city 'f T.-.s'r. j nine civilians, of whom live were ih dren, und adds that 'by Una atUit, Italy has forfeited every right to hat her towns spared.' "Iteports coming to tho ltal.an U.ir Ofllco have established th.V the p i',.r aviators carefully avoided tin. , it nroner. which Is Inhabited moti'v . 'Italians, and that sixty b 'u 1 twenty-tlvo bombs were dropprn er 'V shipyards of thn Austrian l.loy.i, wine are hltuated to the south of Trie tc .c i where there Is a base for hydiplar. If civilians and children happened 1 In the vicinity of thesn shlpari- x were consequently Injured, the Pal a aviators can hardly bo held respo isi', for such an unfortunate occurrrn. "As to the assertion that by thin r.i l Italy has forfeited every right to hac towns spared, It Is only ton we't k r that ever since the war began if Hungarian aeroplanes haxe r l . defended Italian towns, while tin 'm never made attempts against n . u or fortllied positions where tho w . have been exposed to the fit o ft" Italian artillery. 'The Italian people have wltnesse raids of the enemy with sorrow and i. . nltled calm, I hey arc catisllcd to r that In the fortnight from -March April 12 twelve enemy aeroplane ' brought down by the Itallsn at ,i against the three brought down ' ' Austrian In eleven months." Artillery Actions nn Italian I ronl. Special Cable Tlripntrn to Tnr Home, April 25. The otllclal huh ft Issued by the Italian War Oil! - follows : Artillery actions were ci""- ' tense tn the upper Cordevole v I Monte San Mlchcle zone T'u ' other Imisirtant event t repo TO HONOR LUSITANIA DEAD Memorial .Mct-tlnu I" nrncslr llnll Cnllrd for .Mn 7. 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