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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 29, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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Dublin, April 29. Amid roaring
flames that threatened to sweep this
city of more than halt a million in
habitants British troops and Sinn
Fein rebels engaged in a furious
hand-to-hand struggle until an early
hour yesterday.
The rebels, routed by the govern
ment troops, scurried away as dawn
broke upon the blackened ruins of
Sinn Fein strongholds in the heart
of Dublin. In their flight they were
mowed down by maxims and rifle fire
and lost heavily. It is now estimated
that more than 100 persons were
killed or are missing as the result of
the four days of street fighting.
There followed a battle that for
picturesque features eclipsed any
thing seen on the European war
fronts. Blasts of smoke and flame
hid from sight the buildings in the
hands of the Sinn Feiners, rolling
away a moment later to disclose
groups of men, standing bolt upright
on the roofs, firing down on the gov
ernment troops below.
It was reckless work. The figures
of the Sinn Feiners limned against
the background of darkness by the
leaping tongues of flame made them
easy targets. One after another of
the rebels was picked off by the gov
ernment troops.
The dead include many civilians
picked off by the Sinn Fein snipers
and some women and children. It
has been ascertained that the rebel
forces are composed entirely qf Sinn
Fein adherents. Both Lady Wimborn
and Lady Anderson are safe.
Press dispatch from near Dublin
today reported that some of rebel
bands have made overtures for sur
render. Prisoners number more than 300.
Unofficial dispatch today said that
entire Green is in possession of the
government forces.
Several women Sinn Feiners wh.o (
figured in early street fighting have
disappeared and are believed to have
been hidden away by rebel sympa
thizers who feared they would be
According to best information here
today, the rebels still hold the gen
eral postoffice, large biscuit factory
near Dublin castle and Four Courts,
area situated between the castle and
Royal Dublin barracks. Fires are
Still burning in several parts of city.
At Killarney, Enniscorthy, Corey,
Clonmel and in certain sections of
County Galway disturbances have
occurred, but other portions of Ire
land remain calm, it 'is officially
Sinn Fein agents who attempted to
start outbreaks in Cork and other
Irish cities were promptly arrested..
A force of troops left England yes
terday morning for Ireland and it is
believed Gen. Sir John Maxwell will
be able to control the situation with
out further reinforcements.
The government continued to re
ceive strong statements of support
today from Irish leaders throughout
the empire. John Redmond, Irish
nationalist leader, gave to a number
of correspondents a lengthy state
ment, expressing feelings of horror
at the folly of the Sinn Feiners.
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The divorce case of Mrs. Josephine
Kiernan Capper, who married How
ard Capper, son of Arthur S. Capper,
president of Capper & Capper, haber
dashers, was up in Judge Kersten's
court today.
To sustain her charge of cruelty,
Mrs. Capper testified that on July 13,
1915, in South Haven, her husband
did not speak to her for two days.
Then he is said to have struck her in
the face.
St Boniface. Manitoba. The mills.
offices and 400.000 bushel elevator of
Rice Malting Co., Chicago, destroyed
by 'fire. About 300,000 bushels 0$
grain burned.

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