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The Telegraph service of The Daily Gate City and Constitu tion-Democrat 5-V. "4, fSri. is received over our own leased wire. VOL. 122. NO. 99. German Squadron Driven Off After Twenty Minute Battle on East Coast After Killing Several. Two men, one "woman and one child were killed during the bombard ment. The material damage done by the Germans was Insignificant, the admiralty stated. The German squadron consisted of light cruisers. Two British light cruisers and one destroyer drove off the Germans. None of the warships were sunk. The engagement lasted twenty minutes. The Germans bombarded tiie sea side resort of Lowestoft, 100 miles northeast of London, at long range, killing two men, a woman and a child In their beds. The bombardment did no great damage. Engaged by British forces in a hot twenty minute tight, the Germans made their escape In the darkness. Two British light cruisers and one destroyer were hit, but none of the war ships was sunk. The German cruiser squadron ap peared off l^owestoft five hours after three Zeppelins dropped seventy in cendiary bombs, injuring one man, but did no great damage. At about the same time as the cruiser raid, Ave German war planes attacked the French port of Dunkirk across the channel, killing a woman and wound ing three men. This morning'B raid by German war ships, the first since the bombard ment of Scarborough and Hartlepool on December 16, 1914, was at once This is Germany's Present S Problem in Considering the American Protest. WASHINGTON, April 25.—Warn ing against over-confidence in the tending negotiations with Germany "was given by officials today. Await ing receipt of an official outline of •the German reply to President Wil fison's final note on boat warfare, 1 lope of a favorable settlement has "been tempered somewhat by official 'Vord that Germany faces a very difll ~*cult task of convincing Its own people 'of the Justice of the president's de mands. There is no question the govern ment of Germany wishes to vaold a break if possible, if German editorial comment which has been given Presi dent Wilson is an Indication. Official dispatches on the other hand, sug gest that the suddenness and force of the president's note has brought the Imperial government face to face with the necessity of quick action at a time when it appears difficult to con vince the people of its necessity. It is believed this country may anow the German position within' a very short time—probably tonight or MADE RAID WITH BOMBS First Time Since December 1914 That Attempt Has Been" Made to Terrorize Britains From the Sea. .LONDON, April 25.—A iquadron appeared off Lowestoft at four a. m. today, but was driven off, the admiralty announced this after noon. The raid followed by about Ave hours the appearance of Zeppelins off the county of Norfolk, & few miles north of Lowestoft and la presumed to have been part of an attempt to terrorize the east coast by simultane ous attacks. The results of the Zep pelin raid have not yet been an nounced, though the first reports said a number of Incendiary bombs were dropped. The Germans were engaged 'by the British naval forces and driven off by British cruisers and destroyers. German connected in the public mind with Sir Roger Casement's attempted landing on the Irish coast and last night's midnight Zeppelin raid. The popular guess was that the Germans planned a three angled campaign of terrorism, counting upon first .starting an uprising in Ireland and then de scending upon1 the east coast with cruisers and Zeppelins. Whether the German cruisers emerged from the submarine base at Zeebruge, Belgium, where the several light vessels capable of serving as auxiliary cruisers are reported to have been lying, or whether they de scended from the Heligoland naval base is not yet known. All the raid ing war ships were described of ex ceptional speed. The raid by the German warships was preceded by about twenty hours by a similar raid by British warships and destroyers on Zeebrugge and Bel gian coast towns held by the Ger mans, according to a News Agency dispatch from Amsterdam. The Brit ish bombarded Zeebrugge for some time, damaging the harbor and docks and sinking some small ships, the dis patches said. No Great Damage Done. jn the raid, the war office announced, LONDON, April 25.—A squadron of (but only two succeeded in penetrat German light cruisers raided the Eng lish east coast under cover of dark ness at four a. m. today, but was driven off in a sharp engagement with British cruisers and destroyers. Four or five Zeppelins participated ing to Norfolk and Suffolk counties. [This is the first time a German squadron has appeared off the English east coast since the bombardment of Scarborough and other English east coast towns December 16, 1914. Txrw-ftstoft lies about 100 miles northeast of London in the oounty of Ppeached Shakespeare and Bacon. CHICAGO, April 25.—So that Chi cago will not be in contempt of a court decision crediting Bacon, not Shakespeare, with Hamlet, et el, an ordinance has been proposed chang ing the name of Shakespeare avenue to Bacon street. HOW TO AVOID A BREAK WITHOUT AROUSING PEOPLE TILsrs IrElS difficulties lacing uie uerman wnrfnre A t0 mafce ment. but he feels that this country,] has done its part and there will be was part of this scheme, no relaxing in the purpose to stop nnlv be determined after It fs now Germany LONDON, April 25.—Following a brief open session, parliament met behind closed doors this afternoon to learn the decision of the cabinet on the Issue of general conscription. The government was expected to bare the military reasons behind Its action. It was really a secret sessaion, un like the executive sessions of the United 8tates senate. Before the doora were closed, the cellars and ventilators were searched and the press and public were excluded from the lobbies and corridors. A force of guards Insured the strictest secrecy. The press was warned that any newspaper publishing the slightest reference to the proceedings or In dulging In any speculation, beyond the official statement, would be con fiscated. SOCIALISTS WANT PEACE. SALFORD, England, April 25.— After the secession of thirty dele gates who protested against the anti war policy, the British socialist party, in conference here, adopted resolutions favoring the speedy ter mination of the war. 8HELLEO AND SUNK. LONDON, April 25.—The Dutch steamer Berkelstrom, bound from Am sterdam was shelled and sunk Sunday by two German submarines which gav« the crew fifteen minutes to take to the boats. The captain and crew have been landed. The steamer Rose has been sunk. Eleven of her crew were picked up. TREACHERY IN IRELAND. LONDON, April 25.—Sir Roger Casement, whose capture off the Irish coast spelled a reckless at tempt to foment disorder In Ireland, probably will escape execution, it was said today. Officials are said to be convinced that Sir Roger has been mentally un balanced for the last three years. De spite his traitorous conduct, after long years In the service of his coun try, he probably will be confined In the Suffolk It is city ot about 35,0001 untecrs. and Is noted chiefly as a fashionable The government expects to prove bathing resort and as a fishing town, that German money at the bottom The older part of the town lies on|of many of these disturbances and a cliff overlooking the sea. There is 1 that Sir Roger Casenfent has directed a lighthouse on the cliff and at it®| the activities of some base is another lighthouse which oc cupies a plot of ground at the east em most coast of England. Lxvw-j estoft has ship building facilities andj its fishing smacks operate through-1 out the North sea.] camDaien during a readjustment. Irishmen. The organization known generally believed word as the Irish Volunteers has has already gone out to submarine parades as counter demonstrations to commander^ for a temporary cessa- the efforts ting|80na tinn of activity against commerce, [agents and despite the strong ate foreign relations committee on the international, situation. It is be lieved Stone desires to know what the president's course of action would be should Germany send an unfavor able reply and what would be consid ered an unfavorable reply. Serious Uprisii IjONDON, land, announced in the house of com mons this afternoon. The rioters seized the Dublin post office. Soldiers arriving from Cur ragh, guelled the rioters after a street battle, in which twelve per sons were lfllled. The situation is When the president left (now under control of the authorities,jnow tomorrow. today for Princeton to vote, he re- Birrell announced. quested that any news of importance The outburst of rioting, it is con-| received during the day from Ambas- sidered certain, was part of a well' sad or Gerard be forwarded to him at organized German attempt to stirrup Bo^ern onK thfi Irish coast, undoubtedly II concessions. Whether [country. [•*." »W an& Con$tttutton-3Beraocrat some Institution and closely guarded pedition provided for the first time suf for the remainder of hla life. No Incident in several weeks has so stirred the English public as the brief announcement of the once bril liant Irishman's capture. The morn ing newspapers gave the most promi nent display to the admiralty an nouncement and speculated briefly upon the Identity of the German auxiliary sunk by British patrols while trying to land Sir Roger and a strong force of sailors. The capture of Sir Roger and his German accomplices is expected to tlons covered two days and that only have a wholesome effect upor» the)one vessel was employed, suggests situation in certain parts of Ireland only a limited amount of material was where sedition has been openly landed. When this is expended, it is difficult to determine where other im portant supplies can be obtained un less the troops quartered in Ireland mutiny. The most advantageous con sequence of the Irish uprising for Ger many will probably be the permanent detention within Great Britain of large bodies of troops that otherwise would be sent to the France-Belgium front. so-called Irish vo of the Irish (Continued on page 2.) llas or not such assurances will he ac-1 For several weeks some Irifrti news-Idlers arriving from Curragh put down dent of the vice fegent. eentablo to the United States can (papers have been appearing carrying! the first rebellion. Birrell first an- seditious articles opposing any par-. nounced to commons that the riots has halted her present submarine ticipation in the war on the part of foeen quelled and that the soldiers rn-« The president will return tonight for tihe government taken by -'ohn!graphic communication, the govern-. and tomorrow faces a busy day of Redmond and other Irish party lead-1 conferences with members of con- ere. ££ss Tomorrow evening he will con- The situation has been growing fer wit hChairman Stone of the sen- ^Sr11of iSTpers^hkh "be-! 7astt8e'ze,d had KEOKUK, IOWA, TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 1916 REVOLVTION STARTED IN IRELAND MM 01 EM WELL ORGANIZED England Has Grave Problem on Her Hands to Pat Down the Re bellion. GERMANY BEHIND Rebels Were Art Ready to 9 Minute They Were Ab' Secure Guns and— ig in Ireland in 1-eld whlch was teken hrgt s|and hecause Qf i1 _i camo particularly violent in their the first attack, is anjmposing stone agitation against recruiting, suppressed. It has been known to the govern ment that this propaganda was car ried on witk the encouragement of FRAN i. /. 6* the Bullets. if By J. W. T. Mason, Written for the United Press.] NEW YOUK, April 25.—There can no longer be any doubt but that a grave situation of rebellion now exists in Ireland. The frustration of Sir Roger Casement's efforts at gun run ning, has been only partly successful and it Is practically certain that his expedition landed munitions on the .frish coast before the British naval forces intervened. More disquieting than Casement's exploit, for the British government, is the fact that a well organized move ment was ready in Ireland to make in stant use of the arms Imported from Germany. The "grave riots" announc ed in the house of commons this after noon, are undoubtedly the work of pro German agitators in Ireland whose propaganda the Dublin castle authori ties have been unable to put down. For many months there have been indications that a Irreconcilable part of Ireland's population has been pre paring for a seditious uprising. The difficulty of getting proper war equip ment, has been very great, owing to the stringent regulations of the Brit ish government. The Casement ex- is Pc irt of German Scheme PARIS, April 25.—Using liquid Are, the Germans made three most violent attacks agalnat the newly gained French positions on Dead Man's hill ,5, night The war office announced that all p* ires attacks were stopped by cur .ain fire from the French Infantry. The Germans were driven back to their old lines, suffering very heavy losses. Intense artlHery bombardment oc curred during the night In the region of Avocourt, northwest of Verdun. On the east bank of the Me tree, the bombardment was rather violent. Grenade fighting occurred last night in the Apremont woods, south east of Verdun. MORE RUSSIANS ARRIVE. PARIS, April 25.—A second convoy of Russian troops arrived at Marseil les aboard transports today. DUNKIRK RAIDED. PARIS, April 25.—Five German war planes raided the French coast town of Dunkirk this morning, dropping six bombs. One woman was killed and three men wounded. The war of fice announced that only alight dam age was done. April 2.5.—Grave riots German agents, if not with the aid been made, but said he was unablo at ence between Chief of Staff Hueh L. broke out in Ireland yesterday, Aug- of German money. this time to give any names. Scott and General Obregon in their •usiine Birrell, chief secretary for Ire- The capture of Sir Roger Casement meeting at the border, it. was expect and his band of Germans off the' [Dublin, the capital of Ireland, has ed today. Scott will not leave for the coast of Ireland, gave the authorities!a population of about 500,000 and is border until the latter part of the concrete evidence of the part Ger-i situatpd near the entrance to Dublin week when it is expected Obregon many is playing in the attempts to I bay, on the Irish sea, sixty-six miles will appear at the international line, stir up revolt in Ireland. west of Holy Head and 133 miles ready to discuss the expedition. Sir Roger, it was learned today, j. been brought to London and is' custody of the military authorities, waiting trial. Rebellion Continue*. IvONDON, April 25.—Irish rebels are In possession of four or It Is believed here, that the Ger-jfetary for Ireland announced in the! imposing buildings, among them the nendine adontlon of! mans using Sir Roger Casement as I house of commons this afternoon. general postofflce mentioned in to meeting^ Am^ican approval a tool carefully planned In advance, Telegraphic communication with day's dispatches from London. Phoe has been reported in official circles a revolution, counting upon Sir Riog-| Dublin has been cut ofr, indicating nix Park, at the western end of 'he that German officials have assured ier's dramatic appearance at the head! that the principal porUon of the city city, is one of the finest parks In Ambassador Gerard that Germany is lof a German force to sweep the is held by the rebels. the world and contains a military ho- outburst yesterday. Twelve per- b/Wses. were t^o interruption of tele- haa no egtimate on number of casualties. The Dublin general POSUCfiC3 by Brlt,(,h BERLIN, April 25.—Several waves of French attacks against German positions on Dead Man's hill last night, broke down under German fire, qulpa to Columbus, N. M. the war office announced this after noon. Northeast of Avocourt, grenade at tacks developed throughout the night. Near Tahure, two French aero planes were brought down. State Auditor Married. I OHIOAGtD, April 25.—State Auditor flcient munitions to influence the Irish James J. Brady was married to Miss leaders into ordering an uprising. Katherine Koch of Springfield, 111., a rt Is highly probable that the Ger-, stenographer, at St. Petersburg. Fla., to advices re mans ordered today's naval raid on the British coast for the purpose of encouraging the Irish and throwing the British government into added confusion. How sweeping may be come the Irish rebellion depends large ly on the quantity of munitions that Sir Roger Casement was able to get ashore. The British government's ail nouncement that Casement's opera- yesterday according ceived here today. One on His Rival. TRENTON, N. J., April 25.—Ed ward Malkowski, 18, confessed to the police that he shot himself and faked a story about being waylaid in order to put his rival in love in Jail. in the night court and disturbed the Recovered. improved today from her recent ill-1 ness that she was planning to sume her work at the settlement. troops are embarked for' pears to bo a very serious rebellion, they probflbly will board transports at. Liverpool. the It is possible that one iiri of jz twenty-four hours of most serious miblln is a modern city with brorvl rioting, Augustine Birrell, chief sec-jWeil paved streets and a numhrv or Rioting broke out afresh after sol-! P,tal- zoological garden and the rt si- reasons why larger British forces have not been dispatched to was the I Tlle TS^ Clly ,s the T?.nyal in built to serve as a fortress if properly 1 flanked north and south j°^al grand canaw arid is a clrculnf. highway. recaptured the Dublin postofftce, nv«r Tiffey passes through the „nizing industrially for natTonal de- by the rebels in the!anl's "^sed by numerous xhe killed In the first tight, but, 'h.e a.Ss o? the co u™vefs,,' *he ^ath- total, JJT .the r.io,er® museum are among the institutions pointed out to visitors. The city is also the seat of a Roman Catholic and an Anglican arch bishop. Dublin has been held by the Eng- were! structure situated on Sackville street, ]jsh since It was conquered from the! manufacturers in making war sup ja wide boulevard. It is admirably ])anes js the birthplace of Swift, Steele, manned by guns. Sheridan. Thomas Moore and the Birrell announced that arrests have!duke of WellingtonJ While the conference between Obre gon and Scott was announced for El Paso or Juarez, It Is rumored that the meeting may be held at Eaglo Pass. Juarez has never been friendly to Obregon. As travel over Mexican railways Is very uncertain, Obregon is not expected to reach the border before next week. It Is believed here that Obregon will come as virtual dic tator of Mexico with military power to enforce any agreement he makes with Scott regarding withdrawal 4.the f"ture "°r ." !?,?• to prevent Carrnnzistas in northern NEJY^ YORK, April 2o.—James! Mexjco fr0m hindering supply ship Long became weary while a spectator menta .... conduct of the expedition in Mexlco Firm Measures. SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 25.— Firm measures were expected today to American troops when Gen- oraj magistrate with snoring. Long General Pershing to meet the situa ten days to rest. ^on i'ho expeditionary forces have suffered severely as a result of Car- m.? Kunston dispatched messages to ranza CHICAGO, April _a. Miss Jane railroad consignments. General Fun Addams, of Hull House, was so much and re" commanders having seized ston 8ai(j. Food supplies for the men carloads of fodder for the cavalry horses have been hold up and in some cases taken over by Carranzista com manders, ostensibly under orders from Carranza himself, it was stated. Funston's move to prevent further seizures was not made public, but it was stated at headquarters that the I American officials resent the action of the Carranza commanders nnd will take "firm measures" to safeguard the delivery of shipments both by rail land motor truck. The supply situation will be thoroughly discussed in the confer- Open Letter From President Wilson Asks Co-operation of the Citizens. NEW YORK, April 25.—In an open letter, made public today by the oommitteo ou industrial preparedness of the naval consulting board, Presi- dent Wilson asks the co-operation of (. bu3ineBS men 0f university of Dublin, work will start May first when America in or- agents of the committee will start a national inventory of factories and shops with a view to finding out just what their equipment Is and just what their capacity would be for pro ducing war supplies. In addition to taking the inventory, the committee proposes to instruct in the ninth century. The city plies and to organize to keep ekilled workmen on the joo of war by the formation of an industrial reserve. Thn president's letter follows: JMP'SuiXflEiCfti' .i. ':'i THE WEATHER Partly cloudy. Cooler, Local temp—7 p. m. 57 7 a. m. 45. Fifteen Thousand American Soldiers Hold the Line While Search for Villa Halts for the Present. CONFERENCE TP BE HELD ON BORDER War Minister Obregon is Regarded as Virtual Dictator of Mexico, With Power as ,)] Great as Carranza's. a [By E. T. Conkle. United Press Staff Correspondent.] EL PASO. Texaa, April 25.—The border meeting arranged between General Scott and War Minister Obregon is believed here to indicate practical acceptance of Carranza's ablest military leader as the chief factor in Mexico. The conference Is not expected today to open in less than a week. In the meantime 15,000 United States soldiers under General Per shing will hold the line from Nami- Tliey will be heavily entrenched at Colon la Dub Ian and Namlqulpa, not because thero are 35,000 Carranza soldiers In Chi huahua state, but as a precautionary safety measure. EIGHT PAGES Headquarters did not know conference will be held, bat Jaarex was deemed a likely meeting pl&oa. Final Dash Reported. 'J| COLTJMBUS, N. M„ AprU JS.—A final dash after Villa was reported today to hare been started by an American detachment while the main expeditionary forces were being con* centrated at Namlqulpa and Colonic Dublan. A column at cavalry was said to be driving swiftly toward Villa's last re ported hiding place in the Chflmaht Sierras near Nonoava. No details of the movement was obtainable here. Two new aeroplanes undergoing their final test at the local camp, were ex pected to join the chase for scouting In the rough country where the ban dit leader is believed to be resting and regatherlng his followers. The last of the 2,300 reinforce-• ments ordered nearly a week ago, were expected here today. One troop of the Tenth cavalry has arrived and will Immediately join its regiment in Mexico. 5 "Jjt Villa Doubling Back. 'M WASHINGTON. April S5.—Non cava, mentioned earlier today In bor der despatches as being the objective of a final dash of a cavalry column for Villa, is about sixty miles south west of Satevo and almost due west from Parral in the foothills of the Chihuahua Sierras. Confirmation of the United Press despatch from Columbus that a re newed Villa dash is In progress, was given by General Tasker H. Bliss, acting chief of staff today. He said troops undoubtedly would be dis patched to the Noncava region on the strength of such reports of VQla's whereabouts. Army officers, upon hearing of the reports from the border and from Consul Letcher, pointed out that it:. they prove true, it indicates Villa haa'd stopped his dash southward toward Durango. is doubling on his tracks seemingly northward and westward toward the mountainous region be tween the states of Chihuahua and Sonora. Army officers also explained that If Villa has turned in the direction indicated, It will work directly Into the plans for a shortening of the line of communications, since the most ad vanced columns can turn back north ward in their pursuit At the war department, the reports were said to be the first received since the Villa pursuit started, tell- (Continued on page 2.) PREPAREDNESS INVOICE OF AMERICAN FACTORIES 'To the Business Men of America: 11 bespeak your cordial co-operation in the patriotic service undertaken Dy the engineers and chemists of thid country under the direction of thfl Industrial Preparedness commlttea of the Naval Consulting board of thfi United States. "The confidential industrial inven tory you are asked to supply is In tended for the exclusive benefit ol the war and navy department and will he used In organizing the indu* trial resources for the public service in the national defense. "At my request, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Institute of Electrical Bin glneers and the American Chemica' society are gratuitously assisting th naval consulting board in the work collecting this data and confident! ask your earnest support In the 1 terest of the people and the gove ment of the United States." The naval military heads at W ington, the chamber of commerce the United States and the assoc advertising clubs of the world backing the work.