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Showrt This Afternoon.
(Full Report on Page lW)
Armistice With Carranzistas
Arranged While Scott and
Obregon Meet.
Concentration In Casas Grandes
District During Redisposition
of Pershing's Force.'"
Hope of the capture of Villa1 are re
vived frith State Department advice
(hat Villa hap been located alxty miles
urest of S&tevo-
Marlon Letcher, consul at Chihuahua
City, report that he has been "reliably
Informed" that Villa has been located,
Ma), den. Tasker Bliss, acting chief
of staff, aald that If the report Is truo
troopa -will be sent after Villa, hut that
nothing will bo done until further re
ports are received.
Villa Is reported due west of Parral,
whero the American troops recently
were! ambushed.
General Funston reported today that
the Seventeenth- Infantry, minus one
battalion, was sent into Mexico at Co
lumbuo yesterday, to re-enforce Per
anum army.
Ordered To EI Paso.
Secretary of War Baker today tele
graphed MaJ. Qen. Hugh I. Bcott, chief
of staff, to so to El Paso and await
orders there for hla conference with
General Obregon, Carransa'a secretary
of ar.
General Obregon Is on hls.way from
Mexico City to Juarez, the Mexican
town opposite 131 Paso. Whtther the
chief military officers o! tho two gov
ernments shall meet on American or
Mexican noil has not boon doclueil.
Proposals for tho conference were
made by Secretnrv Lansing, through
James L. RodireM. State Department
agent at Carraaza's capital, Carranza
advised the State Department of his
acceptance last evening;
Tho Villa hunt will be wholly sus
pended while the negotiations are in
Supplied For Few Weeks.
General .TJcrshlnc's columns arc sup-
v " piled' r?r"tBylno In Mexico Until May
w-,j Continued on Thlr1 Page.) -
sU. !
House D. C. Committee Pigeon
holes Bill to Combine Two
Local Companies.
The House District Committer today
took adverse action on tho Falrchlld bill
proposing a merger of the Washington
Railway and Electric Company and tho
Potomac Electric Power Company.
By a vote pt 8 to 7, tho committee de
clined to report the bill to tho House,
and this Is presumed to end tho merger
movement, so far as the present ses
sion s concerned. The committee re
cently held extensive hearings on Ilia
Fnlrchl'd measure.
Those voting to report the bill today
were Chairman Johnson and Congi Gas
men Lloyd, Ragiale, Wheeler. Dnrrow,
Oakey. and Gould. The members vot
ing against a favorable report wcie
Congressmen Lobeck, Burko, Vlnion.
Doollng, Bailey, Hilllard, Cary, and
In Introducing the mercer bill, Con
gressman Falrchlld said that Inasmuch
aa the contract relations and Joint stock
ownership between the utreot railway
and electric light companies were tho
cause of controversy In tho District of
Columbia, he believed the public Inter
esta would be subservod by an outright
merger of the two properties.
This merger was opposed by the Dis
trict Commissioners and the corporation
Terminal Dispute
Be Mediated
Strained Relations So Acute That
Department of Labor Plans
to Intervene.
With the Washington Terminal Com
pany apparently aa firm as ever in its
atand against adjusting complaints of
its employes through a committee of
the latter, the strained relations between
I1 t the corporation and the, workers reached
such proportions this afternoon that De
partment of Labor conciliators are con
templating plans to mediate the trouble.
George Nolte, general vice president
of the Brotherhood of Hallway Car Men,
today emphasUed that the employes
were not seeking recognition of a la
bor union by the company.
''They are merely seeking tho recog
tlon of a committee of their wn mem
bers," said Mr, Nolte. "The committee
is a committee of the employes, not a
committee of the organized labor union
of tho employes."
The vtco presidents of the Baltimore
and Ohio and the Pennsylvania railroads,
which are the controlling factors In the
Terminal Comoanv. were In washing'
ton yesterday, presumably to forestall
furtherance of tho breach with the men.
Raiders to Die.
DEMING, N. M April 25,-Thesovrn
Villa follower who were captured after
the raid on Columbus and convicted nf
murdr in the Hint degree weio con
demned to die May I by Judge Edward
I Medler.
Fireman Whose Car Struck
Crossing Policeman Urges
Generous Contributions.
The Ippolito Fund
Contributions already received
for the Ippolito Fund:
The Washington Times $23.00
Cash K. ....... ::,
Bldble 23.00
John Brosnan, Jr ...... 10.00
Simon Wolf 10.00
Lold B. Crenshaw 1,00
MyerM. Stclm COO
T. J. W 1.00
3ustav BuchhoU 10.00
C. B. Lower , 1.00
M. T. J , S.W
Mr. and Mrs. George Eustie 25.00
William H. Nash 23,00
Webb & Bocorselskl ,.. 5.00.
Browne & Phelps 10.00
J. Leo Kolb 10.00
Total ltoioo
Borne on tho wave of sympathy ror
Crossing Policeman Frank ri. ippolito,
which is sweeping the National Capital,
William II. Nash, driver of Deputy Fire
(.'hie Sullivan's automobile which ran
down tho heroic bluecoat, today came
to The Times oMco and contributed r-s
to the fund being raised for the relief
of the officer's family.
Driver Nash, who has expressed the
slncerest regret for the accident since
It occurerd at Seventh and F streets on
Saturday afternoon, said today he
wished that his contribution might
serve as nn Incentive tor others to do
nato to the worthy cause.
That the sympathy for tho courageous
crossing officer Is universal hroughout
the District was attested today when
Tho Times was advised that three citi
zens' associations. In widely separated
sections of tho city, had each voted
contributions of $10 to tho Tppcllto fund.
Urge Contributions,
Tho citizens' associations the West
End. Mldcity, and Central unanimously
ndopted the suggestion made bv their
members that a cash contribution bo
made to tho relief fund. There tvos no
rikcusalon on the subject other than
tho one suggestion that Inasmuch as the
bravo policeman had, risked. If not sac
rificed, his llfo to save a Ilttlo child, the
contributions should be generous.
It was Intimated today that other
citizens' associations would also make
contributions, not only because of the
assistance tho money would give, buti
to attest tho fact that citizens of
Washington appreciate tho worth of a
hero in the civilian service of the Dis
trict. .further evidence of the fact that the
Ij oilto case has made a wide appeal
was given Tho Times today when sev
eral substantial contributions were
made to the relief funds.
(Jus Buchholz, proprietor of the Oc
cidental Hotel, walked into Tho Times
office bright and early today and con
tributed his check for $10, anylng ' this
is a worthy case, and I predict it will
touch the hearts of all Washington.
mns.' Several other persons stnt m
cheeks for sums ranging trom (5 'o t?s.
At noon The Times -ad received $1S0
for the Ippolito fund.
At tho Emergency Hospital today
surgeons Attending Ippolito said he
hub Improving, and appeared to have
a chanco for his lire if he could stand
the surgical operation necessary In his
case, ippolito has regained conscious
ness, and it he continues to improve
tor several days an operation will be
For Law Against
Flag Desecration
District Committee Reports Bill
Barring Use of Old Glory
to Advertise.
Tho District Committee today report
ed the bill prohibiting the desecration
of the American Flog within the Dis
trict of Columbia and forbidding .ts
uso for oJvertsln5 putpciou.
The committee also considered the
Miller Mil to Increase the speed limit
of uutomoblles and other vehicles with
in the District, but final action went
over until the next meeting.
Congressman 'Vinson of Georgia, of
fered an amendment authorizing the
Commissioners to fix ViO speed limit
within certain traffic zones. The en
tire bill is scheduled for consideration
again at the next meeUng of the ctm
mlttee. Jap Is Arrested;
Has Invasion Plan
Tho Department of Justice today re
ceived a report from New York agents
as to data contained in memorandum
books taken from Sho tihlsto, a Japan
ese arrested In Brooklyn on a municipal
Tho books were believed to contain
plans of American coast fortifications.
Chief Blelaskl, of tho Bureau of Inves
tigation, expected the books to be for
warded to him by Captain Offiey, at
New York, if thoy provo Important.
Offiey now Is examining them.
Shlsto threw a milk bottle through a
stieet car window. When ho was ar
rested and iurched, the books, said to
contain plans of Pacific coast forts, Ban
Francisco harbor and" a plnn for a Jap
uneso Invasion of California, were
Now York authorities asked that sen
tence on tho minor clmice bo suononded
until the data taken from him can be
Investigated. lie is held in Jail in New
Massachusetts First in Which
Primary Contest for Roose
velt Delegates Is Opened.
Other Primaries Are Taking
Place in New Jersey and in
Politicians of alt parties have their
eyes glued on the Massachusetts Presi
dential primaries toduy.
The Bay State primaries will decide
whether the delegation to the Republl
can national convention shall bo com
mitted to Colonel lloosevelt.
Tho opponents of Roosevelt have hailed
with much satisfaction the returns from
Michigan onu still more recently rrom
Nebraska which have shown that Forf
Is strong In those Rate. This is taken
to mean pacific sentiment Is strong ad
that Colonel Roosevelt, If nominated,
will have to contend -igalnst at least i
share or the pacifist voters.
Hut the Massachusetts primary Is the
first one In which there has rcany
r3en an open contest to name a dele
gation for the colonel. It Is not a con
test of his choosing; that Is, he has not
sought or sanctioned n tight In his
Elhould he win. his followers tho
country (rTer would hall It as ovldence
tVU his vote-getting capacity Is not
weakened, and that tho people stlfl
want him.
It the lloosevelt forces should be
beaten In Massachusetts, then, or
course, tho lloosevelt opponents will
make tho most of It and will urge It
as a reason why tho Republicans should
cast about for some other candidate.
Primaries also are being held today
In Ohio and New Jersey.
Roosevelt Is Issue in
Massachusetts Primary
BOSTON. April IS.-Roosevclt or not
Hooscvelt Is the big question being de
cided at the Massachusetts State-wide
Presidential primary today.
Republican. Democrat, and Prohibi
tion voters aro selecting delegates-at-large.
district delegates and their al-
, (Continued on Fourth Page.)
Prosecutor Laskey Argues In
dictments .Against Three
Defendants Are Identical.
District Attorney John E. LuBkey to
day filed In the District Supreme Court
a motion to consolidate for trial tho
cases against Charles C. Glover, presi
dent of the Rlggs National Bank; Will
lam J. Fiather, vico president; Henry
H. Fhithcr. former cashier, on the
charge of perjury.
Tho motion gives notice to Attor
neys J. J. Darlington, William ' G.
Johnson, Frank J. Hogan, George P.
Hoover, and Daniel W. O'Donoghuc,
appearing for the defendant, that the
petition for the Government will be
presented to the criminal division of
the court, presided over by Juotlco
Slddons, on Friday, April 28, at the
opening of court.
In an affidavit accompanying the mo
tion, District Attorney Iaskey Informs
the court that the three bankers are
indicted as joint defendants and also
aa separate defendants.
The Uovernment attorneys declare
that the Indictments are based upon and
sei iorin identical Transactions ana
charge tho same offense against the
three defendants.
The affidavit further sava:
"By virtue of an Informal stipulation,
the defendants are not required to plead
to the indictments before tho trial day,
which is set for May 8, but In the event
that the Indictments shall not bo con
solidated it will become necessary for.
the uovernment to elect upon which It
will first proceed to trial."
Tho District Attorney also says It
will bo necessary to dispose of the con
solidation motion this month to permit
the Government to make a choice or the
first case to appear in tho event of op
position 10 me consolidation movement.
First Bomb Squad
Faces Court Today
Fay, Scholz, and Daeche Are
Charged With Plotting to
Blow Up Munitions Ships.
NKW YORK, April 25,-Ueut, Robert
Fay, Walter Scholz, and Paul Daeche,
the first of the alleged German bomb
plotter? arrested, ore scheduled to go
to trial In the Federal court here today
on Indictments charging conspiracy to
blow up munitions ships. If convicted
tho defendants are liable to ten-year
prison sentences.
Assistant United States District At
forms' Knox will nresent about tmrtv
five witnesses and many exhibits. These
Include bomb cases, devices for setting
them off, and ship models. Tho pre
sentation of evidence against the men
is tixpccted to occupy ten days.
The district attorney refused to say
whether the papors seized when Woir
von Igel, former seciotary to Captain
vnn Papon, was ni rested, will be used,
it U believed, however, that tho knowl
edeu the Uovernment has from them
will greatly facilitate the prosecution.
Two British Warships Hit and
Two Civilians Killed By Ger
man Shells.
Twenty-Minute Battle Before
Speedy German Seacraft
Are Forced to Retire.
LONDON, April IS. A squadron of
German battle cruisers and light
cruisers raided the English east coast
under cover of darkness at 4 a. m. to
day, but was driven oft in a sharp en
gagement with British cruisers and de
stroyers. The Germans bombarded the seaside
resort of Lowestoft. 103 miles north
east of London, at long range, killed
two men, a woman, and a child In
their beds. The bombardment did no
great damage.
Kngaged by British forces In a hot
twenty-minute fight, the Germans made
their ruennn in the darkness. Two
British light cruisers and one destroyer
wore hit. Dut none or mo warsnips
were sunK.
Zeppcliu IUld, Too.
Tho German cruiser squadron ap
peared oft Lowestoft five hours after
three Zeppelins appeared oft the coasf
on tho bomb jdropPing expedition. The
rrppelins dropped seventy incendiary
bombs,- Injuring ono man, but doing no
frrnt dnm&KC.
At about the same tlmo as tho
cruiser raid, five German war planes
attacked the French port of Dunkirk
across the channel, killing a woman
nnii wounding three men.
Four or five Zeppelins participated in
the r&ld. the war office announced.
but onlv two succeeded "In penetrating
to Norfolk and Buffolk counties.
ThH mornlns's raid by German war
ships, the first since the bombardment
of Scarborough and Hartlopool, on De
cember 16, 1914, was at once connected
In tho public mind with Sir Roger Case
mont'a attempted landing on the Irish
coast and last nights midnight Zeppe
lin raid.
Three Angled Campaign.
The popular guess was that the Gor
mans planned a three-angled campaign
of tciiorism, counting upon first start
ing an uprising In Ireland and then
ascending upon the east coast with
cruisers and Zeppelins.
AH' the raiding warships were de
scribed as of exceptional speed.
Lowestoft In a city of about 33.000. and
is noted chiefly as a fashionable bathing
resort ana as a nsning town.
The older part of the town lies on u
cliff overlooking the sea. There is a
lighthouse on the cliff, and at Its base
Tb another lighthouse, which occupies a
plot or grouna at the eastern coast or
Lowestoft has shipbuilding facilities.
and Its fishing smacks operate through
out tne .-Norm sea.
The raid by the German warships was
preceded by about twenty hours by a
similar raid hv British warships and
destroyers On Zeebruggo and Belgian
coast towns held by tho Germans, ac
cording to a news agency dispatch from
Tho British bombarded Zeebruggo for
some time, damaging the' harbor and
docks and sinking some small ships, the
dispatches said.
British Aeroplanes
Destroy Camp in Egypt
LONDON, April 25. Eight aeroplanes
yesterday bombarded and destroyed an
enemy's camp near Quatlo, Egypt, thf
war office announces.
It was In this same region that scvero
fighting between British and native
troopa resulted In the evacuation by tho
British of of village of Quada.
Parliament Sealed
For Cabinet Report
Real Secret Session Held to Con
sider Issue of Conscription.
Even Press Muzzled.
LONDON, April 23.-Followlng a brief
open session, Parliament met behind
closed doors this nftcrnon to learn the
decision of the cabinet on the issue of
general conscription. Tho government
was expected to bare the military rea
sons behind Its action.
It was really a secret session, unlike
the executive sessions ot the United
States Senate. Before the doom were
closed the cellars and ventilators wero
searched, and the press and public were
excluded from the lobbies and corridors.
The press was warned that any news-
paper publishing the slightest .roferenco
to the proceedings or Indulging in any
speculation, beyond tho official, would
bo confiscated. Reports wore received
hero early today of attemnts to wreck
a crowded excursion train southwest of
Dublin. Rullway employes who attempt
ed to remove a telegraph pole that had
been placed across the track wero llrcd
on from ambush. A train carrying a
squau or police to tne scene was de
Telegraph companies today doubled their forces to take care of a
tremendous flood of "peace telegrams.'' -Extra messenger
boys delivered batches to Senators 100 at a time. Over night,
20,000 were received.
The Middle West furnished by far the largest proportion of mes
sages. Senators Lewis and Sherman of Illinois were fairly
While a large part of the telegrams were signed by German-American
societies, many were not. Some were from "former
Canadians," "French by ancestry," etc. Many were signed by
women's organizations; some by "mother" or "wife of a man
who must go.''
Ever since the President read his ultimatum message to Congress
the wives have been busy and activity apparently is growing
rather than lessening. So far no indication such as similarity
of text has appeared to indicate the messages are all from a
central source.
Asylum Cell Awaits
Sir Roger Casement,
Caught Gun-Running
Irish Nationalist Leader May Not Be Punished For
Treason, as, He Is Believed To Be Insane.
Long in British Service.
LONDON, April 25.Slr Roger Case
ment, whose y capture off 'the Irish
coast spoiled a 'reckless attempt kJo
foment disorder In Ireland, probably
will escape execution, It Is stated.
Officials are said to bo convinced
that Sir Roger has been mentally un
balanced for the lant three years.
Despite his traitorous conduct after
long years In the service of his coun
try, he probably will be confined In
some Institution and closely guarded
for the remainder of his life.
Sir Roger, It Is learned, has been
brought to London and Is now In cus
tody of tho military authorities, await
ing trial.
No Incident In several weeks has so
stirred the English public aa the brief
announcement of the once-brilliant
Irishman's capture.
The morning newspapers gave the
most prominent display to tho admir
alty announcement and speculated
briefly on the Identity of Uie Ger
man auxiliary sunk by British patrols
while trying to land Sir Roger and
n strong force of sailors.
The capture of Sir Roger and his
German accomplices Is expected to
have a wholesome effect upon the
situation in certain parts of Ireland,
where sedition Jias been openly
Indications Point to Force of
Three Hundred Slavs for the
Western Frontier.
PARIS, April 15. A second convoy of
Russian troops arrived at Marseilles
aboard transports today.
Information from an authoritative
sourc. shows that tho recent detach
ment of ,Russian troops, whoso arrival
at Marseilles was made tho subject of
o. considerable public demonstration,
was by no means the first Russian con
tingent to land on French soil.
It appears, moreover, that the first
consignment of Russians, amounting to
:0,000 'n nil, is only the vanguard of an
armv of 300,000, for at least 250,000 of
whom complete uniforms and equipment
already are waiting In France. Some of
them are coming, like those already ar
rived, from Dalny and Vladivostok,
from concentration camps In Manchuria,
by way of the Suez canal.
Tho first thousands of Russians ar
rived at Houlon from Dalny In the first
week of April. Elaborate precautions
were taken to provent the least inkling
of thtir coming reaching tho outside
world. All of them were dressed In
civilian clothes and were without uni
forms oi equipment or any Kina,
It wao explained to such civilian
residents of Toulon as caught sight of
them that they were Serbian refugees
brought from Duraszo and Scutari,
Shakespeare Avenue
May Be Bacon Street
CHICAGO. April a,-8o that Chicago
will not be In contempt of a court de-
i-l.lnn r41Hnfr Itjirmi nnt Mlitil(Ai
a. nearo. with "Ham et." an ordinance
lioaro, with "Hamlet," an ordinance
.' has been proposed changing the name'nouneed that only slight damage was
of Shakespeare avenue to Bacon street,
preached by the so-called Irish vol
unteers. .-
The government expects ts prove
that German mone,v Is at the bottom
ot many of these disturbances and
that Bir Roger Casement has directed
the activities' of some of the Irish
societies since he turned traitor and
fled to Germany.
The statement from the Press Bu
reau was brief. It said:
"During the period between the
afternoon of April 20 and the after
noon of Aorll 21. an attemnt to land
arms and ammunition in Ireland was
made by a vessel under the guise of
a neutral merchant ship, but which
In reality was a Germany auxiliary,
In conjunction with a German sub
marine. "The auxiliary sank, and a number
of prisoners were taken, among whom,
was Sir Roger Casement."
Service In Tropics.
The futile character of the enterprise
which has ended in his capture, lends
s:rengtl to the Idea, first broached by
his former friends, that Sir Roger's
mind is unhinged, possibly as a result
of long service In the troDlcs.
Previous to the opening of the great
conflict In Europe sir Roger was known
to the world at large only through a
report which he made In 1912. while
consul general at Rio Janeiro, on the
atroelttes committed on natives by em
ployes of a British company operating
(Continued on Page Fifteen.)
Former Detective Makes Novel
Plea for Dismissal of In
dictment Against Him.
On tho ground that a justice can
not participate In a trial as witness
and hear the (me proceedings as the
tiial Judge, Raymond O. Klclndl.inct,
formerly a detective, now -under In
dictment toduy filed a motion with
Chief JuHllce Covington to certify tho
case to a Judge quailed to sit.
Tho motion declares that Kleln
dlenst Is ucctned of compounding a
felony In that he failed to roport to
the Justices ot the District Supreme
Court the exlstenco Of a gambling
house when he know of such exist
ence. The point is raised thst in order
to prove this fact the Government
must call as witnesses the Justices
ot the District Supreme Court, and
that, therefore, the Chief Justice is
disqualified aa the trial Jurist on the
ground that he cannot be witness and
judge In the same proceedings.
The motion develops the unusual
allegation that none of the presiding
Justices are qualified to hear the
KKSIndlnst case, and the move of the
defendant's attorneys Is In effect for
a dismissal of the indictment.
German Places Raid
French Coast Town
PARIS. April 26, Five Carman war
planes lalijcd the French coast town
of Dunkirk this morning, dropping
six bombs.
Cno woman was killed and three
' wiMinacn.
i wimihobu. ma war umuo n-
House of Commons Informed
of Suspected Revolution
Throughout Ireland.
Soldiers Quell Disturbance After
Battle German Plot Be
lieved at Foundation.
LONDON, April .-Irlsh rebels ar
In possession of four or Ave parts of
the city of Dublin after twenty.four
hours of most serious rioting, Augustine
Blrrcll, chief secretary for Ireland, an
nounced In the House of Commons this
Telegraphic communication with Dub
lin has been cut off, Indicating that tho
principal portion of the city is held by
the rebels.
Rioting broke out afresh after soldiers
under Curragh put down the first re
Blrrcll first announced to Commons
that tho' riots had been quelled and that
the" soldier's recaptured tho Dublin poat
ofTlce which was taken by the rebcliin
the first outburst of yesterday.
- Twelve.' persons were killed In the first
fight, but became of the interruption
ot telegraphic 'communication the -government
has no estimate oh the total
number of casualties.
Suspect German Plot.
The outburst of rioting, it Is consltf
cred certain, was part or a well organ
Ized German attempt to stir up a great
revolution In Ireland.
The attempt of Sir Roger Casement
and n strong force of Germa nsallora to
land on tho Irish coast undoubtedly wan
part of the scheme.
It is believed here thot tho Germans,
using Sir Roger Casement as a tool,
carefully planned In advance a revolu
tion, counting on Sir Roger's dramatic
appearance at the head of a Ucrman
force to sweep the country.
tJirrlll announced mai arrests navo
been made, but said he was unable at
this time-to give an names.
The Dublin general postorrlce, .which
was 'sized by the rioters In the first
attack, is an Imposing stone stru6tffre,
situated on Sackvllle street, n. wide
Dublin boulevard. It Is admirably built
to serve as a fortress if properly
manned by guns.
Papers Suppressed.
For several weeks small Irish news
papers have been appearing, carrying
seditious articles opposing any partici
pation In tho war on the part of Irish
men, The organization known" as the Irish
VoHinteers tjas held pura.des.as counter
ilt moustratlona to the efforts of English
recruiting agents, despite tho strong
stmid for the government taken by
John Redmond and other Irish party
Tho situation has been growing mora
serious In the last few weeks, and a
number of papers which became par
ticularly violent In their agitation
against recruiting wero suppressed.
It har been known to the government
that this propaganda was carried on
with the encouragement of German
opcnts If not "with tho aid of German
The canture of Sir Roger Casement
and bis band ot Germans oft the coast
of Ireland gave tho authoilties concrete
evidence of the part Germany is play
ing in the attempts to stir up revolt
in Ireland.
Cables Bring Rumor of
Revolution in Ireland
NEW YORK, April 23. Receipt' of one,
and perhaps two, cipher cablegrams yes
terday from Ireland by Irishmen in
New York brought news of a revolution
that, has broken out and met with some
Co-operation with Germany was said
tn be mentioned In ono message, while
assistance on the part of Irishmen In
New York city was nintca wun regard
to the other.
Another rumor circulated around town
said that tho Irish in Dublin had re
volted and seized Dublin Castle. Tho
story had It that the revolt had spread
quickly over a considerable portion oi'
the country and that the British author
ities had been overwhelmed.
Verification Sought.
While a great many prominent Irish
men in New York had heard this report
it was ImpoislbU to discover how It had
started or on what authority it rested.
One verson was to the effect that the
news had first come to the publisher of
an Irish periodical In a code message
from the other side.
Effort was made to keep the receipt
of thu messages secret, but, whllo tho
names of tose to whom they were de
tiveied cou.d not be learned, fhe con
tents ot the two cablegrams were re
Ono elmplv stated that the revolution
had begun as a result of attempts on
the part of English forces to break up
tho Irish Volunteers and arrest their
leaders. Considerable success was won
by the Insurgents, It was said.
Another message, It Is decisred, men
tioned an island Bolente (probably Bal
llntoy), off the north coast ot Ireland,
a the seat ot the revolution. The la-
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