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ri usifkn ratr Maarnw after ?ht Hashfttafoit Urnes FINAL EDITION 3 Cents NUMBER 11,491. fublwliwt ?u| ?vmlu Oacludiu* Huudtjr) ?alcrM) u Mtoud clu< mailer ?( lh? l>Mtulltca >1 Wukimtam I). C WASHINGTON, SUNDAY KVENING. APRIL 4. 1920. PRICE TIIHEE CENTS. ARMED MEN SET FIRE TO 8 DUBLIN TAX OFFICES Today i What Is Value? Hottentot Venus. Black Poppy, 100-Year Eggs. The $17,000 Rooster. By ARTHUR BRISBANE. (Copyright. HIO ) WHAT 18 VALUE? An Afri can uvip will give thirty cow* for a bride. A Hottentot will pay twice as much for a fat bride a* for one half as fat. With you, perhaps, It would be Just the other way. The "Hottentot Venus," who died in Paris msny years ago, and whose exact figure was pre served in wax or plaster, in the museum of the JARDIN DES PLANTES would surprise you if yqu could see it Even a descrip tion would surprise you. It would take up too much space, as the lady herself does. Her mother had fed her on camel's milk, stuffed her with it Hottentot mothers stuff their young daughters as Strasburg farmers stuff geese, then the moth ers marry them off at their fat test . The proudest bridegroom has the fittest bride. Our girls starve themselves, and freeze themselves. A Persian ruler would give a big slice of his territory with thousands of inhabitants, if Eng land would let him, in return for a bit? yellow diamond to stick in his neadgear. A first-class Cir cassian beauty would bring her weight in solid silver at Con stantinople, when the Turks had money, and might now, if England would let them buy and sell ladies openly. The Chinese amateur will pay an extravagant price for a vase of u peculiar pink shade, like a peach blossom, then sit and look at it for hours. You might not give 30 cents for it. unless somebody hap pened to tell you what it was. At one time, in Holland, a black poppy bulb was worth a fortune, although that flower is much more beautiful and interesting with the many marvelous colors that the sun lends to it Hare yon pay a dollar or more in winter for twelve eggs and con sole yourself with the thought that they are. perhaps, absolutely fresh. Tim Chinese mandarin will pay ten tiniM the price for eggs nfty or more' years Tbld, and consider them ? great dejjeacy. In tfc* intestines of the sperma ceti wtfele, that carries the big reseryoir of valuable fat in its head, are fotmd occasionally lumps of ambergris, a substance dis agreeably cognac ted with the bil Htf who finds a great lump of this absolutely worthless material In the inside of a whale or washed op on the shore has found a fortune. The Ignorant in the East attacn great importance to it for use in medicine. Westerners use it in preparing perfumery. Some have used it In flavoring food. Macau lay tells you in his "History of England" that the favorite dish of Charles the Second was eggs and ambergris. Many in this country support themselves by digging ginseng root. It is sent to the Chinese, who pay extravagant prices for it, considering it the most valuable medicinal remedy in the world. To us it is absolutely useless. Per haps its aromatic, stimulating properties help defend the Chinese against germs with which their in sides are afflicted, thanks to lack of plumbing and decent sewerage. We laugh at the Chinese who sets such value on ginseng or on eggs older than himself. What about the American who, having five or ten millions more than he can spend sanely, works himself to death trying to get five or ten millions more? When you have enough, gold is worth even less than ginseng. On a desert island, you might keep alive chewing a ginseng root. It would do you no good to chew gold. When Macbeth made his second ?isit to the witches, they put into their hell broth, among other things, the following: Baboons' blood, fillet of a fenny snake, eye of newt and toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog, adder's fork and blind worm's sting, lizard's leg and howlet's wing. As late as Shakespeare's day many would have paid huge sums for such ingredients, in a witch broth to make power for them selves or trouble for othtfrs. They would have paid even more if they rould have added, as Shakespeare does, a witches' mummy, maw and gulf of the ravin'd salt sea snark, und especially the "nose of Turk and Tartar^ lips." and "finger of birth-strangled babe." We of today know that there is not any special power in all that mixture. We would not pay 10 cents for it. But many of us are paying many times 10 cents to well-mean ing doctors for mixtures not more valuable, some of them much more harmful. We know more than we used to. Thousands of years aj?o in Rome, on a high hill, they erected a tem ple to fever, with complimentary words on the front of it. and spent money trying to placate the evil power, FEVER, that killed so many through the centuries. The other day, a few scientific m"n, exposing themselves to dan ger. proved that if you kill mos quitoes that plant the fever in the blood of the Romans, you need no (Continued on r?ge 2, Column 3.) French Troops To Occupy Right Bank of Rhine, Disregarding Allies ? _ ? Premier Millerand Says France Will Fight Unless Teuton Foroes Evacuate. FORESEE MENACE TO SAFETY Ebert to Be Notified That Re fusal to Recall Soldiers May Mean Battle. PARIS, April 4.?French troops will begin gradual occupation of the right bank of the Rhine within twen ty-four hours, without awaiting ap proval of the other allies, it was learned today. This occupation by French troops will continue until Germany stops sending troops into the Ruhr dis trict. Germany has been notified of France's decision on this point, and unless withdrawal of German troops has begun within the Allotted time j it is feared clashes may ensue be tween French and German foroes in the Ruhr district. Allies Are Ignored. I While the allies have been notified | that France Intends to taks this'ac-I tlon. It is stated their approval will not be necessary, as France considers I presence of German rejehwehr la the Ruhr a menace to her national As a, result of the entrance of the reichwAhr t roe pa Oato the ?neutral, sons, where they nttnrfl Dulsberg and reached the Rhine at Ruhrout.' Premier Millerand ' has nottlfl4ad the German government that this was a violation , of article 44 of the peac* treaty sad constitutes a hostile act. GcrmanA will later be advised of France'sVdeclslon to send troops to the right bank of the Rhine. Premier Millerand has already no tified the other allied powers that France reserves the right to take im mediate independent action should It be deemed necessary. REDS BAmI GERMANS IN RUHR TERRITORY By FRANK MASON, (laternatloaal News Service.) BERLIN. April 4?Another violent battle has broken out between Ger man government troops and armed workers in the Ruhr district, accord ing to a report received by telephone from Essen. The workmen's army is said to have already suffered MOO casualties. The Information came from the Central Soviet at Essen. According to this report, the reichwehr opened a heavy bombardment against ths rear of the red army, not only caui Ing heavy losses, but cutting off th^ workers' retreat. The government's (Continued on Page 2, Column 4.) DOCTOR DENIES WOMAN TO BLAME FOR TRAGEDY Mrs. Tabor Could Not Have Per formed Operation Which Caused Death, Says Wilnew. PAW PAW, Mich., April 4?That Mrs. Sarah Tabor could not have per formed the alleged Illegal operation which is declared to have caused the death of her daughter. Mrs Maude Tnbor Virgo, was the chief testimony offered at a preliminary examlna- | tlon of Mrs. Tabor here by I)r. A. S. Warthln, of the University of Michi gan. He declared that if she had any? thing to do with the operation she must have had an accomplice. ALLIES AGAIN WARN TURKS TO DISAVOW NATIONALISTS CONSTANTINOPLE, April 4.?The allien have handed a joint note to the Turkish gov ernment reiterating the demand that the Turkish government of ficially disavow the nstionalist movement. LONDON, April 4.?Reports rrarhed the foreign office today that the Turkish government at Constantinople has again been reorganized, but there is no of ficial confirmation of thrm. "HYPNOTIC LOVE" IS DEFENSE IN SLAYING CASE Slain Husband Held Her In Mystic Spell, Mrs. Cumming*s Plea NEWPORT NEWS, Va., April 4.?The Btrange story of a poor girl who was hypnotized into marriage with a wealthy Virginia attorney is to be told when Mrs. Mittie Jester Cumming goes on trial here tomorrow for the murder of her husband, S. Gofdon Cumming. The iworn testimony of Mrs. Cum ming at the divorce proceeding" In 1917, which states that hor murdered husband took her to a hotel room and hypnotized her shortly after they met. Is expected to be introduced by the defense In support of a plea of emotional Insanity. Will Alk(( Craelty. The deposition also states that her husband treated her cruelly after the wedding. It reads In part: "Shortly after I met Mr. Cumming he took me to a hotel at Hampton. I asked the attendant there to ret me another room, as I could not go to any other place that night. He said he only had one room vacant and that was next to Mr. Cummlng's room. I took It. "During the night he came in Md hypnotized me. He seemed to have ?ome strange power over me. Next mornink he called for a physician:" A petition filed In the Virgin!* Su preme Court, when Mra. Cummlng's appealed the dlvoree decree granted her husband, stated: In 1909, at the ag? of twenty-two, Mr*. Cummlnga mat 8. Oordon Cum mlng. She had no experience with the world?was unlettered and mod est of station. Mr. Cummins was a man of prominence and Importance, able and attractive, and much above her station In life. Mrs. Cummins fell in love with him and yielded her self to him. "After four years of intimacy a child waa born?the boy Kenneth." Besides these two transcripts the defense Intends to offer a recognitor, copy of the testimony at her cross examination in which she stated that Cumming had "hypnotized" her and "got her to go with him on several occasions." Governor Davis of Virginia recent ly designated Judge R. Carter Scott, of Richmond, to preside at the trial. Judge Clarence W. Robinson, of New port News, who was expected to sit at the trial, requested the governor to appoint another Jurist "in view of the close personal relation* which existed between him and Mr. Cum ming." Mrs. Cumming la said to have shot and killed her husband here several months ago. : Mrs. Crane Preparing Summer White House For Use of President WOODS HOLE, Mass., April 4.?Mrs. Charles R. Crane, owner of the house which President Wilson will use as the summer White House, has arrived here, and under her watchful eye the preparations for the President's coming are going on. Mrs. Crane and her son made a tour of the estate, and afterward con gratulated Albert C. Swain, superln tcndent of the grounds, for his yeo man efforts In making the place ao attractive after the ravages of winter. Quaint old Cape Cod ia busy these spring days "trimming ship" to be ready on June 15 to become the cen ter of Government and politics of the United States. News that President Wilson had se lected the beautiful 180-acre estate of Charles R. Crane, on Juniper Point Here, as the "Summer White House" sent a thrill around the long arm of the plcturcsque peninsula. And C?pe Codders are determined that the President shall decide he made no mistake In coming among New England folks to find rest and health In the bracing salt air of the southern Massachusetts seaboard. Already Albert C. Swain, caretaker of the Crane estate, has renovated the place, ao that the lawns are In perfect (Continued on Page 3, Column 4.) Kiss Brought on Strike Of12,000Rail Workers ROANOKE, V*., April B.?Not since Paris planted the historic kiss on the lips of Helen of Troy and precipi tated the Trojan war has such a muss been caused by an oscillatory salutation a a at preaent confronta the Norfolk and Western railway. A clerk named Brady, a married man, kissed a Miaa Emanuelson "just for fun." Roth are members of unions. W. T. Divers, chief time keeper and a nonunion man, Joked about It. Union members declared Divers ought to be discharged. The railway officials refused. Twelve thousand union clerks, shopmen, trainmen, and brakemen were called out as a result. Although the strike of clerks, shop mm, brakemen, trainmen, and others was supposed to have been settled Friday, the men had not returned to work yesterday afternoon. The union members insist that Di vers be discharged before they will return to work. At a hearing held by the official# clerks testified that while Divers was an excellent work man he was too harsh and lingentlc manly In his behavior. A Miss Me Ghee, also a member of the union, declared that Divers had spoken harshly to her aWl caused her to'cry. In regard to the original kissing Incident, the clerks declared that Dl- I vers" remarks had been such as to : constitute a reflection on the young woman. DELAWARE WILL PASS SUFFRAGE, LEADERS SAY DOVER. DEJ?.. April 4.?The women of America will vote In the Presiden tial election this year If the predic tion* of Delaware loaders of both par ties cornea true. Headed by Oov. John CJ. Townaend and Alfred I. Dupon, leader In 8u? *ex county, politician* openly prc*aKc a victory for the suffrage amendment when the State aaaembly convene* thin week. The Nu**ex delegation, who*e vote* defeated the amend ment'* adoption early la*t week, are now pledged to aufTrase. NEW BENGAL RULER. LONDON, April 4.--Ix>rd Satyendra SInli*. a native of India, I* noon to he appointed (governor of Mental, It wa* reported t?dny. Hi> I* a lawyer and Ihe flr*t native to be elevated to the pceraft*. CARRANZA IS URGED TO RECEIVE MARTENS HERMOSJL.IX), Mexico, April 4.? The CoRimunlut party In Mexico City has petitioned President Carranza to receive "Soviet Ambassador" Martens when the latter Is deported from the United States, according to a dispatch published today by El Heraldo. Recognition of the Russian soviet government "by his aoccptance" would be "a wonderful step toward cement ing the friendship of two great re publics whose common Interests are along the aamo lines," the petition states. COL. GREENFIELD DIES. NEW YORK, April 4.?Col. Edwin Truman Greenfield, electrical Inven tor and widely known as the flrat su perintendent of the Rell telephone system. Is dead at his home here. He wns seventy-three years old. He was born In Mlddletown, Conn. ?ti? Original Easter gtory + + + Christianity's Greatest News Event As Reported + + + By ST. MATTHEW In the end of the ubbith, u It began to dawn toward the flrat day of the week, came Mary Mag dalen, and the other Mary to aee the aepulcher. And. behold, there wu a great earthquake: for the angel of the lx>rd descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the atone from the door, and aat upon It. Hla countcance waa like llgnt nlng, and hla raln?ent white as ?now: and for fear of him the keeper* did shake, and became as dead men. And the angel Mrrmt an<l said unto the women: "Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was cruci fied. He Is not bere; for He la risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. "And go quickly, and tell Hla disciples that He la risen from the dead; and behold. He goeth be fore you Into Galilee; there ahall ye see Him; lo, I have told you." And they depared quickly from the sepuleher with fear and great Joy; and 414 ran to bring His 41s ciplaa word. AMERICAN EXODUS FROM MEXICO IS BEGUN NOG ALES, A rit., April 4? Americans have began n ex odus from the State of Sonora, Mexico, as revolutionary activi ties become more pronounced in that country today. ' Heavy forces of Mexican troops are massing along the railway and other strategic points, according to reports brought here by Americans leav ing Mazatlan, Hermosillo, and other points. Clerk to Doughboys Will Portray Christ In Nancy Passion Play PARIS, April 4.?A passion play which may eventually surpass the famous Oberamniergau pro duction, will be given at Nancy today. The man who will have the role of Christ is a clerk in a store at Nancy and well known to thou sands of American doughboys who made purchases there during the war. The play was arranged by Abbe Petit. The performance will last five hours, with Intermission permit ting the spectators to dine and then return. Boils Not Sufficient Cause for Annulment of Marriage, Court Rules NEW YORK, April 4.?Boils, while unpleasant, are not in them- | selves sufficient cause for di vorce, or annulment of marriage, j It has been decided by Supreme i Court Justice I>ydon In refusing Mrs. Regina Straussman an an nulment. Mrs. Straussman wanted her marriage to Samuel Straussman annulled because he hadn't told her he had bolls before marriage. She also alleged that Samuel had refrained from mentioning that he had previously been divorced. The court decided there had been no fraud. Insomnia Flees When His Discs Begin Work, Says London Inventor ? LONPON, April 4.?A sure cure for Insomnia, composed of two discs that revolve In opposite di rections, has been Invented by James Ilray, who claims It will put the most wakeful person In the land of slumber In fifteen minutes. The mechanism Is to be hung Just above the bed where the sleeper can see the discs In action. IMS AIMS Chancelleries Set Guessing As to When Japanese Will Evacuate Siberia. RE-ENFORCING HIS ARMIES Withdrawal Hinges on Number of "Howevers" in Note to State Department. By WILLIAM PHILIP SIMMS, Ulrrutloial News SerVtee. ? Once again the Japanese govern ment has set the chancelleries of the world to guessing. This time it is over her intentions regarding Sibe ria, and when, if ever, the Japanese troops will be withdrawn from that part of Asia. Strew "However" Clause. Advlcea reaching- the State Depart ment today from Tokyo dated the dispatch of Japanese troops to Siberia had for Its purpose the "assistance" of the Csecho-Slovaks, and that those troops will be withdrawn as soon as the Csoeho-8lovaks are withdrawn. "However"?and the "however" is taaoa from the declaration as cabled from Tokyo, wharts It was published hp the -official gaaetto ?f the ffovera tnent?"However,* ? ? ? the geo graphical relations of the empire with Siberia differ from those of other powers." And ? ? ? "As soon as the political conditloas in the terri tory adjaceat to our country settle down, and wis soon as the menace to Manchuria and Korea has been re moved ? ? ? the empire will evacuate Siberia ? ? ? provided the Csecho-Siovaks have been com pletely withdrawn." State Department officials refused to comment upon the announcement, but elsewhere student* of the situa tlon profess to see further interna tional complications germinating in the always fertile fields of the Orient. The Japanese occupation of Siberia has been, from the commencement, a matter of considerable mystery. About the time of the armistice. Great Britain, France, the United States and Japan agreed to aid the Czecho-Slovaks, who had been sent (Continued on Page 4, Column 5.) Ukase Issued By Cumming De claring Morale Is Undermined Brings Protest. "EW YORK. April 4.?Surgeon General Hugh S. Cumming, of the United States public health service, Issued a ukase from Washington yes terday telling the women of the country tc stop smoking cigarettes, wblch promptly stirred a hornet's n<%'. in New Tork. Two prominent New York physicians responded for the women who indulge in the leaf by advising them to go ahead and light another one. Surgeon General Cumming said smoking by women lowered the morale of the nation and spoiled the collective complexion. Dr. Menas B. Gregory, head of the Psychopathic ward at Betievue Hos pital, and Dr. A. L? Goldwater. drug specialist, said It did nothing of tho sort, and that tea and coffee drinking was quite as bad a* cigarette smok. ing. Dr. Gregory said any drug taken to excess was harmful. Dr. Gold water said many people were smok ing these days because they could not drink. "Tobacco smoking." he added, "Is not an unmitigated evil In any sense. In many cases a few whiffs afford n great relief and may be the means of avoiding much greater harm In the form of nervous breakdowns. Although I do not smoke myself, I occasionally suggest it to some of my nervous and high-strung women patients." NEW YORK-ROME AIR UNE IS PROPOSED BY ITAUAN NEW YORK, April 4.?A regular passenger and freight service by air between Rome and New York within^ a few years is proposed by Glanno Cspronl, aviator and Invrntor of the biplane that bears his name, who ar rived yesterday from Italy on the steamship Gluseppl Verdi. Capronl described a huge trlplane which he has Just completed for ?hat purpose. UEBE CABINET IN DENMARK QUITS IN BODY COPBNHAtiEl*. April 4.?r>drr lulrurtlvM fr*B KUf ChrUtlaa, tkr I.lebr rablart rralgaH la a Mr today. Tkr ariloa ml tkr MTtrrigi la 4laMlTl*( lk? eablaet frfTralri the threatened frarnl atrlke. It waa nutaarH that a am raklart *nM be t?rm?4 taartl ateljr far the pur pax of pnhUf the ant eleetlaa MIL Forty thaaaaa* tttrttna mad Boelallata marfe a aeaaatloaal demoaatratloa here jwtertaf, whea they pairhH ta the Kh|*a palaee, ahoatlag "Dona with the Klact" aad Ml<raf lire tha re pahUeF* The eraw4 aamg the "Maraetl laiae" aid revolatloaary awga. Klag t hriatlaa eoaaeated ta re ceive a depatatlaa from tha Sa eiallata and trade aaloalata, a ad a eaafereaee waa hefia laat alarht. Tha tlMahrlac the eahlaet foi IRISH PICKETS SCOUT ARREST r Deny Thsy Called Bff Demon stration At Embassy for Fear of Jail. The women and girls who hare been picketing the British embaaay and staging other demonstrations In the Capital for Irish freedom, rested on their oars today. They remained at ? headquarters In the Lafayette Hotel planning an Easter Monday "sur prise." Leaders of the women denied em phatically that they had ceased to j picket the British embassy because of J the protests of Secretary of State Col ; by, or because of fear of arrest. They declared there would be further dem onstrations, regardless of police in tervention. "Our whole plan has been to use the weak commetnoratlng the Crucifixion of the Christ to arouse Interest in preventing crucifixion of the Irish," declared MIbs Katherine O'Brennan. "We are not through yet." The State Department is continuing its Inquiry Into picketing. Police Cap : tain Robert E. Doyle, in whose dis trict the British embassy is located, read the plcketers an opinion render ed In the days when William Learned Marcy was Secretary of State. Cap tain Doyle believes it may have dis suaded them from renewing their ac tivities tomorrow. Text of Opinion. The opinion, drawn up by the At torney General In 1854, reads as fol lows: "The 1'nlted States, like any other nation, Is responsible for the safety of diplomats and Is also bound to see that proper respect Is shown them. Any demonstration against them or their flsg or their residence is a disrespect which no civilised government can allow. Any person attempting to show or make such demonstrations are guilty of disor derly conduct, and the police authori ties are charged with the authority to restrain them." "We did not come to Washington I (Continued on Tage 2, Column 1.) U. S. TESTING WIRELESS CONTROL OF WARSHIPS Drearinaughts Ohio and IHaho Equip ped With Apparatus?Will Con duct Experiments. NOTtFOI.K, Va? April 4.?1To begin experiments for the control of war ships by wireless at sea. the battle ships Ohio and Idaho will spend sev eral weeks at sea, beginning Tues day. The Ohio Is now taking on coal preparatory to sailing from this port. The Idaho Is sailing from New York. Both ships have been equipped with the most modern and the most pow erful wireless apparatus In the world. Marine oscillators were Installed on the Ohio, and the Idaho, It Is said here, has been similarly equipped. It Is proposed to control the move ment of these sea lighters absolutely hy wireless. A man on shore can tell by a touch of his key just kow fast the two ships are proceeding, their exact locations, their distance from shore, and the direction In which they srn sailing. The tests are said to he of the ut most importance, and tltey'arc being watched by practically every nation In the world. Incendiary Torch Applied to Government Buildings and Destroy Records. MILITARY CAMP IN STREETS City Virtually Under Martial Law With Troops Picket ing Entrances. DUBLIN, April 4.?The first or ganized demonstration against the British government on the anniver sary of the 1916 Sinn Fein uprising occurred early today, when eight income tax offices were set on fire simultaneously. In one case armed men held up th? caretaker at rifle points while they started the fire.. Fire fighters were inadequate ta cope with the flames, and efforts of the soldiers were futile. Military Activity. In many canes the flames had made treat headway, and little hope was held that they would be brought un der control. All flies In reference to Income taxes were destroyed. There was considerable military activity in Dublin today. Three hun dred Rrttlah troops formed a circle la Parnell Square. No reason was as signed tor this concentration, and civilian*-were kept at a distance from the troops. Another clvlliaa was found mys teriously murdered on the outskirts of the city today. He had a soldier's pass hearts* the name Laureaee Me Kemie. Cmptl h DahMau A cordon of British troops were camped around Dublin today, and the sity was ia a virtualatate of Hie*". The soldiers surrounding the city were placed at an average distance of four miles from the outskirts. It waa clear they were prepared for any eventuality. Tanks and machine rune were placed short dlatancea apart. Barbed wire entanglements were placed across all entrances to the city. Troops were also stationed at hun dreds of ccntral points within the city proper. Travelers In automobiles and pedes trians were carefully examined befors allowed to go to or from the city. In terurban cars were detained until the military authorities had satisfied themselves the passengers were un armed. Officials Prisoner*. The troops guarding Dublin are. composed of crack English youths, carrying: full equipment, include* ammunition, trench helmets and bayo nets. Rumors were current that there had been shooting at Mt. Joy prison, where a number of Sinn Fein prison ers are held. Newspapers Issued extra editions anouncing the city surrounded by troops. This only served to heighten the tension at Dublin Caatle. High government officials were virtually prisoners in their castle, which had all the appearances of a fortress. Sir John Taylor, under secretary for Ireland, was red-eyed and nervous to day. He declared he had not ventur ed from the castle In four months, as he feared he had been marked for death. Concealed Machine Cans. When the correspondent went to the castle to Interview Taylor, it was necessary to be accompanied by po lice escort. Entrance to the castle grounds was almost impossible. In front of the caatle were two tanks ready for action and a fl<At of motor truc^i ready for emergencies. On each was mounted a concealed ma chine gun protecting the entrance to the castle. Taylor has been In charge here since Ian MacPheraon'a resignation Taylor admitted he would be greatly relieved if he were transferred from his present post to one more con genial. Reports reaching Dublin todav indi cated thnt cattle driving had recom menced on an extensive acale. Eight een hundred Sinn Felners partici pated in driving cattle from the fields In the counties of Galwwy and Roa common. Great significance was attached to the fact that Field Marshal Robert (Contlnued on Page 2, Column 6.) AFRICAN FREEDOM NEAR, DECLARES BOER CHIEF LONDON, April 4.?'"Free dom for Africa ia not far off," General De Wet. former Boer leader, wan quoted as saying in a speech at Pretoria, according to a Neuter dispatch from that city today. He added: "We must remain atendfnst to obtain our freedom. It ia impotaihlc for us to love the Union Jack."