The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922, September 27, 1918, Image 2

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Advisers Will Do Assigned to Each
Appeal Board to Keep Necessary
Men In Civil Life.
Rules hnvb boon Issued from the
Htato draft headquarters at Lincoln
governing tlio appointment and duties
of Industrial advisors to tlio two dis
trict draft appeal bourds In Nebraska,
to eo-operato with tlio boards In keep
ing necessary men In civil life to main
tain essential Industries, ngriculturo
n'nd public welfnro properly. The dis
trict boards nra In Lincoln for tlio
South Platte counties and Omaha for
tlio North Platte. Tlio advisory hoard
Is to consist of tliroo men orio ap
pointed by tlio department of labor,
ono by the (Jepnrtnient of agriculture
and ono by tlio district board. Mem
bers of this board collect all data on
Industry and needs of civil life, and
may go to the local boards, pick out
a man It deems essential, whethor or
not ho has filed exemption claims, and
present Ills case to tlio district board
for deferred classification.
The State Hallway Commission re
fused an application of the Nebraska
and Lincoln telephono companies tlio
authority to inriko Installation and
removal charges directed by Post
Hinstcr General Burleson. "Tills com
mission Is not a rubber stamp," said
Commissioner Wilson. "Wo will not
opprovo additional telephono charges
without n hearing, Just because a
government official tells us to do so."
School children of Nebraska will bo
called upon to assist in tho survey of
cattlo and hogs In this stale, which
will bo mudo Oct. 15 under tho direc
tion of (ho state food administration.
Mr. Wattles Is asking that evory far
mer in Nebraska lend all possible nld
In this survey and that they .have tho
Information ready for tlio school chil
dren when Uioy nsk for It on Octo
ber 15.
Tlio grout excitement In western Ne
brnskn over the "icovcry of u moun
tain of potash near Brondwntor has
subsided. Roports nro that the man
who mndo tho discovery submitted
samples of tho deposit to tlio United
States government and to eastorn
capitalists, but both declared It not
commercially valuable.
The stato council of dofenso has
sent out a circular from tho wnr In
ilitstTles hoard giving n list of classi
fications of construction projects.
Oonnty councils of defense will pass
on building projects, reporting to tho
state council, which in turn will ninko
recommendations to tho war indus
tries board.
Lloyd C. Thomas, editor of tho Al
liance TTerald, has organized tho As
sociated Potash Plants of Alliance, n
half million-dollar corporation. Arti
cles of incorporation hnvo been filed
with tlio secretary of xtato.
Receipts of tho stato fair this year
amounted to $141,410.00, according to
tho records of Secretary Dunlelson.
Tlio expenses of tho fair were $118,
018.52, which leaves a balance In tho
treasury of $22,487.54.
Citizens of Fremont aro looking for
Brio J. P. O'Brlnn, who "cleaned" ft
few merchants, of tho Dodco county
metropolis out of about $.1,000 on n
bogus co-operntlvo garago scheme
Government Investigators aro now
st work on tho books of the big cream
eries In Nebraska for the purposo of
looking Into tho rensons for tho In
crease In prlco of butter to CO cents
a pound.
Tho corn stock disease, which caus
ed the death of many head of stock
la Nebraska last year, has appeared
In tho northern part of Buffalo
National O. A. R. heudquurtors havo
been opened In Lincoln. All of tho
organization's records null equipment
hove been removed from Indianapolis.
A movement Is under way at Al
liance to organlzo a boy scout com
pany, with Seerotury Fisher of tho
Community club as scout master,
Two cars of choice hogs shipped to
'the South Omnhn market by A. J.
Myers of Burwcll, brought ?S,!Sf)!).Dl.
The hogs sold for $20.35 n hundred.
Madison county now has a woman
county food administrator, Mrs, It. J.
Shurtlef of Norfolk having succeeded
J, J. Cleliind, who resigned.
Plans are already In progress at
Omaha for the Stato Teachers' asso
ciation convention, November 7 und 8,
A number of farmers in Scottsbluff
county huvo been nuuble to market
their wheat on account of smut
Two men lost tholr liven when an
automobile In which they worn riding
crushed into u trolley polo at South
Omnlm. The engine exploded com
pletely demolishing the car.
Ord. with u jwpulutlou of 2.000,
laid Omaha in the shade in funds
raised by suctioning off Perilling
birthday cakos. Ord's uuction netted
55,000, while Omaha raised but $1,300
on her cake.
According to a statement mudo by
Food Administrator Wattles ut Oiuuhu
farmers who hold their whoat until
they ure offered u fair price by local
buyers or until thoy cun got their curs
to move the grain to tho grain corpo
ration will not to considered un
Tins condition for fall wheat In
Polk county la very discouraging, and
fanners aro hesitating In planting, m
mere Is no moisture in the ground
and they fear that unless It rains
there will be tio chance for wheat to
grow through the winter.
Tho town of Gormuntown, Seward
county, has at last changed Us name.
People of the town woko up the other
morning and found tho big sign over
tho Burlington depot, which had rend,
"Gormanlown," the night before, sub
stituted in glaring letters with tlio
name "Garlund." Henceforth the town
will .lie called Garland by tho rest
den ts.
The state railway commission has
authorized tho Steele City Telephono
company, which has exchanges ut
Steele City and Kndlcott, to lncreaso
Its rnto from $t u month for all
classes of telephones to $1.50 for bui
lcess und $1.25 for rosldenco an
farm telephones. No heurlng was
Tho Dnwson County Council tf De
fenso asseased Lewis Tuvls $000 for
making slanderous remarks ugalnst
American soldiers. $3' 1 of which went
to tho Rod Cross, $2l50 to the Y. M.
0. A. and the balance to the American
rollcf committee.
More tolerance for foreign speaking
persons In this stato was asked for by
delogaten to the Nebraska American
ization meeting nt Lincoln. Tho del
egates criticized the stato council of
defense, und efforts by county coun
cils to prevent speaking In forolgn
Potatoes shipped from Nebraska
this season will bo standardized for
the first time. All licensed dealers
handling potatoes must koc Hint their
shipments aro inspected and that thoy
bear tho olllclol Inspection stamp of
the federal food administration for
The Plutto county council of defense
received the commendation of 1,200
citizens nt a patriotic gathering nt Co
lumbus. Tho assemblage voted tholr
confldenco in tho council and declared
It had acted always according to the
dictates of right, reason and patriot
Ism. Rased on tho government report tho
mini estimate on wheat in Nobrnskn,
Including spring wheat, is 41,728,000
bushels. If the favorable conditions
now prevailing for plowing nnd seed
ing continue, a normal nercago will be
seeded this fall, it Is said.
All counties of tho state have now
roportod on tho registration for the
last draft, showing n total registration
of 149,440, of whom 147,053 aro white
nnd 2,382 colored. This Is 7,500 be
low tho government cstlmnte, which
wns 157,000 Cor the entire state.
Violations of rules and regulations
laid down by tho fuel administration
aro to receive Just punishment, ac
cording to Stato Administrator Ken
nedy. Tlioeo found guilty of over
charging customers will bo dealt with
sovercly, ho said.
F. A. Gapcn, publisher of tho Sid
ney Telegraph and ono of Nebraska'a
most widely known country newspa
per men, died nt his homo nt Sidney
of diabetes after a short Illness. Tho
deceased was 41 years old.
Several Gogo county farmers havo
planted their winter wheat crop. They
roport that tho ground was novcr In
better condition for seeding. A much
larger acreage will bo planted this
year In Gage county than Inst.
Col. lL 15. Ilersey hns been relieved
of command at Fort Omaha balloon
school and Lieut. Col. .T. W. Wucst of
Fort Sill, Okla., hns been made his
successor. Colonel ITersey, It Is be.
lloved, Is to bo assigned overseas.
Tho largest land deal In this stato
for many months took plnco the other
day when John R. Webster of Omaha
sold his Garden county ranch to .T. M.
Cox of Hampton for consideration
of $280,000.
Captain Anderson, provost marshal
of Nebraska, has announced county
quotas of men called In October. Tho
call for 5,005 men from Nebraska Is
tho heaviest mado slnco tho stnrt of
tho war.
Nebraska's mothods of publicity for
conserving fuel Is to bo ndopted by
several states. Oklahoma has already
decided to uso this state's plans.
Governor Neville wns tho second
man In Lincoln county to fill out his
nuestlonualre. Under tho now draft
ho does not claim exemption.
Omnha Is slated to bo tho next
stopping plnco in extension of airplane
mall service, according to Washing
ton advices.
Tho comerstouo of Bontrleo's new
Luthornn hospital was laid a few days
ago. Tho structure, when completed,
will cost $150,000.
Regular work In tho Students' Ar
my Training corps at tho Doano col
lego nt Crete Is expected to begin In
a fow days.
Farmers of Scottsblutt county nro
planning to sow tho largest winter
wheat acreago this year In tho history
of tho country,
Scottsbluff county Is making plans
to send tho county exhibit shown at
tho statu lfalr at Llncolu to tho Inter
national Soil Products exposition at
Kansas City in October.
The sugar beet crop la westorn Ne
brasku is unusually good, and tho
factories ut Goring, Scottsbluff und
Itnvard aro being put In shape for the
longest campaign in their history.
Ono man was killed, another fatally
injured und ulno other more or less
seriously hurt In two automobllo
KiuuBh-ups ut Auburn.
Tho sheep run at South Omaha Is
tho greatest in the history of tho
market Just tho other day 50,000
Inmd weru received, smashing all
records for u single duy.
Hint the potash Industry of west
em Nebraska is growing by leaps nnd
bounds is evidenced by the fact that
two big refining plant aro In course
of construction in Cherry county, one
at Kli and tuy other at Merrlmau.
1 General Hnan of the American
German guns captured by tho Canadians. 8 King George of Great Britain
Fiench soil for distinguished conduct ou the firing line.
Reorganized Serbian Army Starts
an Important Offensive on
the Saloniki Front.
Franco-British Forces Closing Down
on St Quentin Despite Strong Re
sistance Americana Shelling
Metz Austria's Peace Sug
gestion Promptly Re
With a regenerated nnd reorganized
urmy, senna-took the lead last week
in smashing tho Hun nnd his allies.
Aided by French and Greek contin
gents, tho hard-lighting Serbians struck
ut tlm Sulonlkl front held by tho Bul
garians and certain German units.
They struck hard, too, and within three
days had advanced 12 miles on a 20
mllo front, taking CO towns, Including
the strongest of the enemy positions.
At first tho resistance wns Btubborn,
but by Thursday the Bulgarians, wero
reported in full retreat and tho Ser
bians pursuing them duy and night
Tho enemy threw In fresh divisions,
but In vain, for they too were com
pletely defeated. So swift were tho
flight and the pursuit that tho Serbians
had not had tlmo to count tho gieat
number of prisoners taken or to est!
mate tho quantities of material that
fell into their hands.
Tills Serbian advance by the end of
tho week wns seriously menacing tlio
city of Prlllp, ono of tho chief bases
of the central powers in Macedonia. It
Is not beyond tho bounds of posslbll
lty that It may Inter be connected up
with the operations of tho nllies in Al
bnnln, of which llttlo has been heard
lately. A good many authorities long
have held the opinion that tho wnr can"
bo brought to n successful end soonest
by a greut offensive in tho Balkan re
glon, cutting off Turkey and Bulgaria
fiom their allies and threatening Aus
tria from the south.
ul th tho Franco-British nlncers
slowly but surely clos'lng down on St.
Quentin, tho French nnd Americans
in possession of the western end of
thu Chcmln-dos-Dnines and steadily
pushing townrd Laon and the Yankees
firmly established on their new lines
In Lorrnlno, shelling Motz nnd threat
ening the great Iron and coal Holds of
tho Brley basin, tho German high com
mnnd Inst week wns still clinging to
tlio Illndenburg lino through most of
Its length. Tho Huns hud mussed vast
numbers of long-range guns and wero
resisting desperately, but their increus
Ing dearth of man power was becom
ing more evident dally, and the pris
oners taken, though well fed and
clothed, wero despondent nnd tired.
After several days of preparatory
operations Field Mnrshal Ilalg on Wed
nesdny attacked on a 10-mlle front
northwest of St. Quentin, from Gou
zeaucourt south of Ilolnon Wood. Be
fore nightfall tho British had smashed
ahead to a depth of three miles, taking
Pelzlere, La Vergulere, Epohy, Rons
soy, Vllleret nnd other towns and bag
ging moro than 0,000 prisoners. Tho
prlmnry object of tho drive, which was
mudo In n hard rainstorm, wns to gain
possession of tho old British trench
Viystvm of last March, running along
un Important ridge. Many of tho best
fighting units In tho German army wero
opposed to Halg's men, but the latter nt
tnlued their object In tho main and ut
somo points went further than had
been expected. Tho artillery work of
the Germans, especially with high ve
locity guns massed behind the St.
Quentin canal, was moro severe than
for a long tlmo bo fore.
Simultaneously with Halg's uttack,
tho French lilt tho Bodies ou a ten
mile front south of St. Quentin, advanc
ing moro than a mile and taking four
villages and hundreds of prisoners.
Military critics express no doubt of
the ultlmnto fall of St. Quentin, but
the enemy is suro to put up a long,
army reviewing Frcncli nnd American
hard fight before ho evacuates that
keystone position.
Stubbornly hanging on to tho west
end of tho Chemln-dcs-Dames nnd Im
proving their positions there, tho
French repulsed many fierce attacks
lust week und advanced townrd Laon
along the southern edge of tho St.
Gobaln forest Tho entlro plateau
southwest of Laon Is under the Arc
of their nrtlllery, and though they were
moving forward with duo caution, they
showed no intentions of stopping.
On tho new Amerlcnn front in
French Lorraine tho infantry activity
during tho week wns confined mostly
to operations for tho solidifying of po
sitions, though tho Yankees did push
forward along the Mouse for n con
siderable gain. This brought Metz un
der tho llro of their artillery and tlio
bombardment of that great fortress
city began nt onco and vigorously. It
seems that tho allies are now In a po
sition to keep up the shelling of Metz
during tho fnll and winter, if neces
sary, and thus Its reduction, virtually
Imposslblo by direct uttack, may bo
accomplished. Tho Germans now ad
mit the importance of the American
drive on the St. Mlhlel salient, but tho
deception of their people through the
official reports continues, as exempli
fied by tho statement ono day last
week, that American attacks on Hau-
niont had been repulsed and the Yan
kees also had been beaten at Thlau-
raont At that time Haumont hnd been
safely held by the Americans for three
days and Thiaumont was already flvo
miles behind Pershing's lines. Fresncs,
an Important city, also was taken by
the Yankees lnst week, and tho lino
built by them now runs parallel with
the Hlndenburg lino at an average dls
tnnco of a mile and a half. Every day
the German artillery has been deluging
tlio old salient with explosive nnd gas
shells, and tlio American gunners havo
replied most effectively, battering tho
towns held by tho Huns nnd several
tunes breaking up nttelnptcd Infantry
attacks, with severe loss to tho enemy.
The airmen on both sides were 'extra
ordinarily active and the Americans
carried out a number of highly suc
cessful bombing expeditions over en
emy territory. In one of these, how
ever, a superior force was encountered
nnd live of our phtnes were lost Inci
dentally, tlio British reported that In
tho St. Quentin sector the Germans
wero using u new typo of piano that
carries eight men nnd bombs 13 feet
long und weighing 2,000 pounds.'.
All along the west front the air
lighting wns most Intense. In ono
day the British brought down 00 enemy
planes und lost 10, which lndlcntcg tho
fierceness of the struggle for the mns
tery of tlio air. Tho Independent Brit
ish nlr squadrons kept up their flno
work in tho bombing of German cities,
notably Mannheim, Metz-SablonS,
Treves nnd Frankfort Tills brings
howls from the Huns which nro music
to the allied our.
Tho bolshevik forces in Russia, for
which some .victories were claimed
early In tho week, later were reported
to be retreating oiv both the northern
nnd southern fronts. Tho Czecho
slovaks along tho Volga contltiued
their advance, nnd the fact that thoy
captured Perm, capital of the govern
ment of thnt name, indlcuted they were
In a fulr way to effect the Junction of
tho forces which nro lighting In west
ern Slbera with those which have been
engaged in southeastern Russia. As
was predicted, the Japanese censors do
not permit much news to come from
tho allied expedition in Siberia, but
whut does come is satisfactory.
In Russia the reign of terror Insti
tuted by tho bolshevik! to suppress tho
counter revolution continues and un
known numbers of tho opponents of
Lenlno and Trotzky have been mas
sacred. Tho Amerlcnn government last
week Issued n series of articles expos
ing those two precious rascals as the
paid agents of Germany, giving the
text of many secret documents ob
tained by nn agent of tho committee
on public Information. All tills mudo
Intensely Interesting reading, but no
one In America except a fow highbrow
"Intellectuals" Is surprised by tho facts
revealed, and there tloesn't Beem any
way to get thoso facts before the Rus
sian people whom Lenlno and Trotzky
and their crew brve tricked and be-
troops In Alsace. 2 One of tho large
decorating un Amerlcun soldier on
All the allied ministers who former-5
ly were at Jnssy, Roumaniu, Including
Charles Voplcka of America, have
been arrested In Petrogrnd, nccordlng
to n report reaching Tho Hague.
suggestion of a "nonbind
lng" conference of nil the belligerents
to make clear their war alms and peace
demands mot with the promptest kind
of rejection by tho allies, President
Wilson taking the lead in refusing to
consider the idea. In two sentences
he replied tha,t America's terms had
been repeatedly and clearly stated hnd
therefore no proposal for such n con
ference would be entertained by it. In
this Mr. Wilson wns heartily supported
by tho entire nation, and his position
was also thoroughly approved by the
allies of the United States. Austria's
suggestion, mndo with the consent ol
Berlin, admittedly was merely a
"peace flyer," and there was little ex
pectation In Hunlnnd that it would re
celvo favorable consideration.
No better reception wns accorded the
German offer of pence to Belgium.
With unblushing effrontery Berlin
asked tho nation tho Huns havo rav
ished to drop out of the conflict, not
even suggesting that they would make
reparation for the horrible crimes they
have committed there, and making the
Insidious proposal that tho "Flemish
question", should be considered nnd the
Flemish minority that aided tho Ger
man Invaders should not bo penalized.
Belgium, of course, said "No" to all
this claptrap.
The political situation In Hungary
Is becoming extremely critical nnd the
opposition to tho government Is grow
ing bolder. Its lender, Count Kurolyl,
is quoted' in dispatches as declaring
Unit tho central powers should accept
President Wilson's 14 peace points as
a basis for negotiations and that the
treaties of Brcst-Lltovsk and Bucha
rest should bo abrogated. The popo
seems to have scented chances of
peace once again, for it was stated at
the Vatican that if a diplomatic repre
sentation should be received by him
from (ono of the parties, ho would ask
tho other party If It desired to re
ceive such a representation.
Substantial support for President
Wilson's peace plans was received
from the labor conference of tho nllled
nations In London when the Interna
tional relations committee recommend
ed that the conference subscribe to the
14 points formulated by Wilson, "thus
ndoptlng n policy of clearness and
moderation ns opposed to a policy dic
tated exclusively by changes on the
war map."
According to figures received up to
date, the total registration of the coun
try under tho new draft law was at
lenst 12,800,000, or 100,000 above the
estimated total. Of these tho govern
ment proposes to call to tho colors
2,700,000, to be added 'to the 3,200,000
men already under arms. It Is planned
to havo SO divisions in France before
next summer, and to finance so greut
an undertaking the wnr department
has asked congress to provide It Im
mediately with an additional $7,000,
000,000 In cash. Granting this, the ad
ministration and congress hns the
cholco of Increasing the amount of
taxes provided by tlio revenue bill
from $8,000,000,000 to $10,000,000,000.
or raising nil the nddltlonnl $7,000,000.
000 from tho snle of bonds nnd nbnn
donlng tho plan of raising one-third of
the cost of the war by taxation.
Tlio various fentures pf the revenue
bill were swiftly npproved by the
house of representatives, one after
another. Representative Mqoro of
Pennsylvania proposed a tax of $3 a
halo on cotton, hut the Southern mem
bers rose In a body to the defense of
the main crop of their part of the
That there is no abatement in tho
stream of Amerlcnn soldiers being sent
over to Franco is shown by tho state
ment that 313,000 embarked for Eu
rope last month. Of these, 180,000
wero carried on British ships. One big
success by the U-boats from tho view
point of tho chivalrous Hun was re
ported lnst week. Tho British steamer
Galwoy Castle, carrying disabled sol
diers returning to South Africa and
many women and children, wns tor
pedoed. Ono hundred nnd eighty-nine
persons were lost, of whom 120 were
civilian passengers.
Move Has No, Connection With War
With Germany Action Taken In
Interest of Russian People.
Washington, D. C, Sept. 24. In nn
effort to align the civilized world,
ngnlrtst the terrorism In Russia un
der bolshevik rule, tho United State
government has directed Its
dors nnd ministers In neutral as well
as nllled countries to ascertain wheth
er tho governments to which they aro
nccredltcd will Join in somo imme
diate action "to impress upon perpe
trators of these crimes tho aversion
with which civilization regards tholr
present wanton nets." If the sugges
tions of this country nro accepted the
bolshevlkl regime of Russia wilt bn
proclaimed International outlaws.
Tlio proposal Is to take steps en
tirely separate from the conduct of
tho war; that all civilized nations reg
ister their abhorrence of such barbar
ism. Tho message to tho diplomats, soys
this government Is informed that ike
pencealdo Russian citizens of Petro
grnd, Moscow and other cities nro suf
fering from an openly avowed aun
paign of terrorism, thnt thousands of
persons have been shot without even
n form of trial, nnd that Ill-admlnls-tcred
prisons nro filled beyond ra
pacity. Great Britain nnd France, liming
virtually declared the bolshevlkl out
laws, will not bo Interrogated, but
havo been advised by cable of tho ac
tion of the American government
It is mndo plain that tho Untied
States Is acting solely In tho Interest
of the Russian people themselves, nnd
to aid them In reconstructing their
nation upon principled of democracy
nnd self-government.
A precedent for this action on the
part of the United States has been
found in a situation of a few years
ago when this country, nfter mnklng
n formal protest against the Indiscrim
inate massacre of tho Armeninns by
the Turks, cnllcd upon tho nations of
the world to take slmllnr actions.
This alignment of the civilized pow
ers of the world had an Immediate
effect Inasmuch ns Germany, even
then friendly nnd In nlliance with
Turkey, became nlnrmcd and exerted
Its Influence upon the Turkish govern
ment. The reported action of the lol
shevlkl In effecting alliance with Ger
many for offense and defense Is an
ndded cause for the step.
Newlyweds Not Exempted.
Washington, D. C, Sept. 24. Now
editions of revised selective service
regulations issued by Provost Marshal
Crowder fix Aueust B as tho date
'from which draft hoards shall disre
gard marriages of men, who register
ed on Reptemlwr 12, ns ground for
Tho now edition Is Issued ns a
guirto to all draft boards, dosltrned to
facilitate their wonV, as well nt pro-'
visions to make the wider exemption
nllownnce workable.
Reds Murder U. S. CWiens.
Amsterdam. Rnnt 24. Tim Russian
people's commissary nt Volorrtn, ac
cord'nf to tho Torre-era d enrresrvmd
ent of tho Hamburg Nncbrlchren, hns
unred tho population of the ent'ro Yo
locdn province tho mo!t ruhi!s pcr
.semtlnn of Brltteh , fnililoefq and
French nnd Amortcin oltwn!. Riot
ing aimlnst entente mMvnls haw
tnUcn place, the correspondent wrys,
nnd some Fronrhmen nnd Americans
vre being murdered.
Spanish "Flu" at Naval Station.
Chicago, Sept. '24. To dispel alarm
caused throughout tho country by ex
aggerated stories regarding tho exist
ence of Spunlsh Influenza at the Great
Lakes Naval training station. Capt
W. A. Moffett, commandant gave out
n- statement Sunday deolnring that
while there are about 4.H00 cases of
the disease among the bluejackets ul.
tho station, tho situation In general is
much Improved.
Turks Suffer Crushing Defeat
London, Sept. 24. Virtually wiping
out the entire Turkish armies between
the Jordnn and the Mediterranean sea.
the British havo taken IS.000 prison
ers, 120 guns and an Immense amount
of wnr supplies. British cavalry units,
advancing sixty miles from their orig
inal positions, occupied the blbllcnfly
renowned town of Nazareth and Afulo
and Belnsnn. The victory was achieved
In less than four duys.
Washington Leads In Registrations.
Washington, D. 0., Sept. 24. With
nn enrollment of 21 per cent moro
than estimated Washington state
lends tho country In draft registra
tion, it has been nnnouneed.
Americans Bombarding Metz.
Amsterdnm, Sept. 24. Met- news
papers publish nn ofllclnl communi
que stating that for several days tho
firj hns been under homlinrdment
from enemy long ranro eni. Tho
statement adds that snHi tu!mrd
ment had Ions been expo- '