6 MAY 1916, Page 2

The following facts in regard to the course of the

Dublin revolt can safely be recorded. General Sir John Maxwell arrived there last Saturday to administer martial law. The military plan was to clear the many houses occupied by snipers, most numerous in the district north-west of the Four Courts, and to draw a cordon of troops round the Post Office and the Sackville street area where the rebels were concentrated. By the And of the week the Sinn Fein headquarters established in the Post Office wore burnt out, and a gunboat had shelled from the Liffey the fortified factory buildings, which were less easily approached by the-guns in the streets. St. Stephen's Green was cleared by machine-gun fire from neighbouring roofs. The number of prisoners who surrendered or were captured had approached a thousand. James Connolly, apparently the mos influential 'director of the movement, or at any rate of the fighting, was a prisoner and woundcd From Dublin the leaders at Ennis- eerthy, and in other places where risings had taken place, received instructions to surrender unconditionally. Last Saturday an order signed by P. H. Pearse was issued stating that " the members of the Provisional Government" had agreed to an uncon- ditional surrender, and that " the commanders of units of the Republican Forces " would order their followers to lay down their arms.- A body of four hundred and fifty did so at the foot of the Bernell monument. By Sunday rifle-fire had ceased in the city, - though fires were still burning in Sackville Street and elsewhere.