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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 27, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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London, April 27. Martial law
was proclaimed throughout the
whole of Ireland today, as reports
reached the government that the re
bellion is spreading.
Premier Asquith shocked parlia
ment this afternoon with a frank
admission that western counties are
showing signs of disaffection and
that street fighting continues in
The rebels still hold some impor
tant public buildings in the Irish cap
ital, the premier admitted, despite
the efforts of troops from England
to dislodge them.
He characterized the situation as
"still serious," though expressing
hope that the rebellion will soon be
The prime minister's statement
came as a thunderbolt in the midst
of a session of commons primed to
receive the expected announcement
that the revolt had been completely
All previous unofficial advices had
indicated that the rebellion had col
lapsed and public attention had
turned to disposition of the case of
Sir Roger Casement
The rebellion, the prime minis
ter indicated, is now spreading to
the prosperous Irish counties of
Limerick, Tipperary, Clare and Con
naught in the west and southwestern
portions of Ireland, where Sinn Fein
organizers have been .active for
many weeks. The government, it is
understood, is hurrying more troops
across the Irish sea to cope with the
Sir Edward Carson declared he
was quite satisfied with Premier As
quith's statement. He said he want
ed to assure-' the country that he
would gladly join hands with Red
mond and the nationalist leaders in
doing everything possible to "put
down these rebels now and forever
more.", x
Nick Hunt, chief of detectives,
slated for removal by the Thompson
Lundin crowd, today made his first
Following his announcement that
he would resign before May 1, Hunt
declared that he was interfered with
in his administration by City Hall
politics. Hunt said that in many in
stances men that he asked for to help
clean up Chicago were absolutely re
fused him and that other men over
whom he had no control were assign
ed to the detective bureau.
It developed at the City Hall that
the break between Thompson and
Hoyne as the result of the Hunt oust
ing was going to lead into real po
litical warfare. Hoyne intends going
to the grand jury with the Eaton
Rowe split salary case. In a state
ment today Mr. Hoyne said that he
believed the Hunt ousting was a de
liberate attempt on the part of the
city administration to interfere with
the efficiency of the police depart
ment. t Hunt, in explaining his reasons for
tendering his resignation, said that m
the cases of several officers of the de
tective bureau he was openly flouted
and that for political reasons he had
no control over them. He announced
that rather than stand for that
treatment he was going to resign.
"Of course, some of the men I have
over there have done good work,"
Hunt said. "Others I asked to have
transferred. The great majority of
them were not."
Mayor Thompson doesn't know
anything about the trouble.
Chief Healey is sorry, but he won't
try to get Hunt to change his mind.
State's Att'y Hoyne says he will
take action if the crooks Hunt has
driven from Chicago come back to
the citv. He is sorry Hunt has been
forced to resign and says Hunt can
not be blamed under the circum-
i stances. j
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