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EVENING LEDGER PHILADELPHIA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1015.
GERMANS TRAIN HEAVY GUNS ON ANTWERP TO CRUSH BELGIAN FLANKING ASSAULTS
EXCUSED FROM DDTY
OVER YOM KIPPDR
foothold cither In St, Qucntln or In the
territory Immediately to the north be
tween tho armies of General von Kluk
and Von Bochm 1ms failed. As It Is
Considered essential that the Clerinnn
line bo broken there, additional rein
forcements are being sent, and tho bat
tle continues without Interruption day
Sir John Trench, the British Held
marshal. commanding the Bluish
forces. Is calling upon War Secfulil.-y
Kitchener for inrre men If the Allied
lino could be reinforced with I '
fresh men at this Juncluio It Is I
Knged. The only means of strengthen
ing weak points on tho battle line Is by
moving troops from some other point
of the front.
It seems Inevitable one r tho other
of the armies must break under the
terrific strain. This week, the third
of the fighting, surely will see tho tide
of victory swing to one side or the
At the ntin!nrt'ehd of the battle front,
! ere It is gvneinllv believed, tl.e Clcr-
n Ittue managed to secure a foot
lleved that tho lm tie would see it i , j on tM( wcst snio of the Mouse
conclusion within (8 hours. south of Verdun, the Invaders aio
That the Kaiser personally Is direct- snuggling most vigorously to swing
Ing the offensive movements of the their lino to the northwest and thus
German arm In franco was the be foim (, complete circle of steel around
lief expressed today at the hendunnr vrr(1un and Its forts,
tors of General Oulllenl, French Mill still fHrthcr to the west along Hip
tary Governor of Paris. Evidence that Aisne and up the Olse there Is con-
tho Government holds the same opinion stnm fighting The bloodiest struggle,
Is contained In tho following sentence however, Is taking place In the triangle
of the oRlcial statement Issued last j formed by the towns of nibecouit.
nllt. ' Dnpaumc nnd Htrson.
"These (German) attacks were mado Wounded soldiers from tho front de-
wlth a uniformity which dcunl - In- clare that the people at large can havo
structions-from the highest coiuinand no conception of the tremendous nature
to seek the Folutlon of the battle"
rrt,,,a it would seem,, for the
being, the German Emperor has as
sumed the ta-k of his General Staff
That the losses are growing heavier,
due to the Increased ferocity of the at
tacks, is shown by the gi eater numbers
of wounded that are being brought
from th- battle ground. Especially
heavy are the losses on the Olse,
Aisne and Somrac Rivers, where the
Trench are trying to encircle General
von Kluk's nrmy and are meeting with
violent counter attack.
It Is impossible to estimate the stag
gering loss of life that has resulted in j
the present conflict, but It is unolll
clally estimated that the Germans have I
lost 200,000 men In killed, wounded and
captured since they Invaded France. j
The desperate efforts of the Germans .
to smash the allied line Indicates that I
they are endeavoring to conclude tho ,
engagement before England can send
another army to reinforce the Allies.
It Is reported from the front that an
epidemic of typhoid fever has broken
oiCln tho German army and that thou
sands of soldiers are In tho army hos
pitals suffering from this disease or
from measles or dysentery. The troops,
worn to the point of exhaustion by the
continuous fighting and marching, fell
(asy victims to disease when subjected
to the inclement weather which has
The battle continues to rage day and
light. When the feoldi.rs are not under
rifle fire, they art facing the hall from
machine guns. When they ure not in
machine gun range, they aje under
bombardment from artillery and howit
zers. Some of the troops have ' under
fire continuously for more than 360
hours, and tho only sleep they have
been able to get Is snatched in the
trenches while artillery is crashing
nround them and bullets are humming
jBoth sides have all their forces en-
of the war operations. Tho meagre of
ficial bulletins convey only a feeble Ide.i
of the vastness and violence of the
The strain of this modern fighting I
something never known before, nnd
this conflict probably will go down
in history as the longest battle known
At every point where the hostile lines
ore within "seven miles of each othei.
the troops are under continual fire.
Fome times troops He In their wet, cold
muddy trenches for dnvs under fire
from an enemy that cannot be seen.
The enemy's right wing is not only
strongly Intrenched, It is stated, but
he has constructed almost impregnable
barricades of barbed wire, saplings and
iron bars intertwined with the trees
growing In the road and at the sides
of the fields. Thee are all commanded '
not only by field artillery, but by rapid
fire guns and can be attacked by the
Allies under cover of darkness only.
The International public has an Im
perfect idea of the colossal nature of
the operations. The vast number of
men engaged, the tremendous area of
the operations, the fierceness of the
attacks and counter attacks, the ter
rific bombardments and tho reckless
dash and bravery are not realized; th
exhaustion of the troops; the suffering
from wet, cold weather and lack of
provisions are not fully appreciated.
This greatest battle in the world's
history Is being carried on by veterans,
who are hungry and emaciated. Most
of thtm are feeling the effect, in one
way or another, from two weeks of
fierce fighting, coming on the top of '
a 200-mile march. The strain of being
under fire constantly, with the mighty
guns of Germany's heaviest ordnance
ringing In their ear?, has completely
( changed the nature of tho men. They
i are hardened to blood and carnage.
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150 Policemen and Helpers
in Department of Public
Safety Will Observe Day
Atom than 160 Jewish policemen nd
other Jewish employe In th Depart
ment of Public Safety will bo excuwrf
from duty tomorrow at aundown until
Wednesday evening, that belnK Tom Ktp
pur, the most solemn day la the .Tewlih
calendar. Director Porter will lue
notice to this effoct In nil the Btatlon '
houses throughout the clt some time to
day. Other Jowleh employe in the d.
partment will receive similar notlcss.
The- Director will also gBe order t
tha lieutenants In all tho Jewish d
trlcts to permit the Jewish storekeeper,
to keop their stores open the next tvo
Sundays until eleven o'clook In the mom
Ing Instead of nine, the resular closing
tlmo on Bundays This. In view of the ,
fact that the Jewish housewife mint'
prepare on these Hundays for the two
holidays which come after, when otthi
dox Jews are not permitted to do anv
lubor. marketing Included
Tom Klppur. or tho day of Atonement,
will bo Uihcrcd In nt sundown tomorrow
by the Jews thioughout the whole world
both orthodox and reform, as tti daj
or roBtlng and nrayer. th nuAi
! Jews will spehd tho entire dav In h-
synugoBiie?. while tho reform Jewa tII
nave several hours' intermission botweeu
The day of atonement Is one of the
cycle of holidays, said to hao been In
stituted by Moses. It Is ono of the old
est and most solemn days In tho Jew
ish calendar. Together with the New
Year holiday observed last weok It forms
what are known as tho holy days. The
10 days between Rosh Haahanna and
Yom Klppur aro known as days ot peni
tence, when special services are held In
all the synagogues.
The new German battle line in the southeast, near the Verdun-Toul line of forts, runs from St. Mihiel, where they crossed the Meuse, past Dompienc,
reoccupied by the French, to the northwest "f Pont-a-Mousson. In the centre the French have repulsed their offensive at Berru, near Rheims, regained
Berry-au-Bac, north of the Aisne, and while von Kluk has pushed in near Noyon, and Ribecourt, over the Oise, the French claim to have made gains along
the Oise, north of the Aisne and near the Somme, and even north of it in the St. Quentin, Peronne, Bapaumc region.
! 9 .1. ,1....am r9 Annt .,'V.lnV. (u nl-
U.I1U UIO UUIlHl J- "cam, ,ti.i4 .-
at hand. Is an Inconsiderate
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SILENCED, BERLIN SAYS
BERLIN. Sept 28.
Part of French forts along the Meuse
south of Verdun, have been silenced
after heavy fighting on both sides.
The offensive movement of the Ger
mans continues without severe check.
Discussing the actual fighting, tho
War Office declared that heavy loghes
have been Inflicted on the Allies by
German bayonet charges, and that the
Allies have been obliged to call upon
their reserves to strengthen their lines
It Is stated that, although the rango
and service of the ei m s artillery
has materially Jmprow i. the Germans
I all of his avili jle force into the fight
n the effort to break through the Ger
man line. It officially Is stated that at
no point ha." he been buccessful, while
at a number of points the Germans
have advancid their lines.
Attempts on the part of the Belgians
to make a successful sortie from Ant
werp have been frustrated and many
prisoners and nn armored car have
Tho ofllclal statempnt follows.
"The offensive movement of our
troops continues without severe check
Heavy losses have been Inflicted upon
continue to gain ground Tho Allien the enemy by our bayonet charges and
m i -mm
Il I jg
they have had to bring up their re.
serves to strengthen their lines.
"At the eastern end of the battle line,
our artillery has silenced part of the
forts on the Verdun-Toul line and we
have succeeded In crossing the Meuse
.... . i..at .1...I.. ...j ! mu. ..ncc.ntr& Ic Htnrr uharnlv rp.ii.qtprl
mans continue to iimiuimij mm ' ts oaaB' "-o ....-.j .
vantage and are In strength on ths ' "In th i centre we continue to gain,
west bank of the river. The bombard- despite the enemy's heavy artillery fire,
ment of the I'e - 'its sor of vr- ' which is now showing better aim.
have been heavily relnfon-ed on the
German right, It Is stated, and are
making a supreme effort to outflank
the German line and to break through
ut several points.
On the ' Ights of the M use the Oer
dun continues with perceptible success,
according to the General St a..
the German right it is sated that
tne fighting is of the m at bitter char-
.er, with the enemy plainly throwing
"On the west we have held all the
ground we gained, though the enemy
has received large reinforcements and
U making counter attacks These
however, have been repulsed "
GREAT BATTLE'S CRISIS
PASSED, LONDON BELIEVES
LONDON, Sept. 28.
That the crisis in the Battle of the
Alane has been passed and that the
result Is favorable to the Allies is the
firm belief of most of London to-
mans have gained ground in the en
counters of the last two days, are dis
counted by the dispatches from Bel
glum telling of the success of the Bel
gians in driving the Germans in that
country Into the territory south of
Brussels. An unconfirmed rumor that
have raided the German communica
tions far north of the point where up
to the present any fighting has been
reported The English people are plac-i.-;r
great ho; s on this report, but It
Is not confirmed from any source that
carries official weight, and Ostend for
the last few das has been a most un
reliable rumor factory.
Moie significant than anything else,
however, are th circumstantial reports
received here from Belgium sources
that an epidemic of tphold and allied
dlt-casos has broken out In the ranks of
the German armv, and that their
horses are suffering from glanders.
These reports came from so many
sources that they are generally cred
ited. The worst cases are In the valley
of the Dendre River, near Termondc.
where it Is reported 700 men have f'
ready died of typhoid and other Infec
The military exports .say that disease
enn be expected at this time now that
the war has been in progress eight
weeks The rivers of Belgium and
France have been utilized by both sides
to get rid of dead men where there was
no time to bury them. Then tho cold
rains, which havo now prevailed for
more than two week", have added to
the difficulty of gathering the wounded.
Many bodies remain unburled. putrefy
ing In the watr sheds of ' " rivers.
The suffering of the wounded as the
result of the weather conditions Is fenr
ful. Those who cannot drag them
selves to places of shelter simply die
where they fall, as pnpumonia follows
In nearly every Instance. In addition
wounds that ordinarily would be clean
now gpt filled with mud, and Infection
follows as a matter of course.
In this respect It Is stated that the
Germans have suffered far more than
the British or French, who have main
tained their field hospitals at full
Ftrength and have rushed their wound
ed w'cll Into the south Immediately
after first aid has been applied.
GERMANS IN LONG
Tokio Reports Fortress at
Tsing-Tao on Point of
Surrender Kaiser' Forces
CHARLES M. MORTON'S WILL
MAKES GIFTS TO CHARITY
night. This Is fostered by tne uov
,nmnt dlct yesterday afternoon to
. ,. it. tv,. hottie Mons has been burned is generally
th, effect that results of the battle j jg
will b -withheld from publication for thM (ha German8 have abandoned that
Ave day. I line of communication.
Reports from Berlin, received if it u true that Mora actually Is
through Holland and Denmark this ' burning. It may mean that the British
moraine which assert that tho Oer- Krcr h armies are In strops force and
Chinches and Homes Shnte in Distri
bution of Estate of S22O,304.
The estato of I'harli-s M .Morton, nlio
died In June, 1913. amounted to J.MO'Zms.
BrLord'ng to the accounting of the execu
tor, Thomas S K Morton and Arthur V.
Morton The uocount has been tiled with
the Register of Wills for audit by thi
Booker T Washington Normal and In
dustrial School for Negroes, at Tuskege
Alabama, receltd a fMO bequest from
Other charitable disbursements made by
the accountants under the terms of the
will are Christ Memorial Iteformed
Churoh. JTO0. Theological Seminary of the
Iteformed Episcopal Church. J23J0. Boird
of Foreign Missions of the Reformed
Church ?5Gf. Children's Seashore Home,
Atlanta City, iJ&'l. Mercer Home for In
valid Womtn, JltiW Philadelphia Auxiliary
of the McCall Mission, V0 Women's
Union Foreign Sllssionary poele.ty, I3M0,
American Sunday School I'nion, IIJOj,
Christ Mission of New York, llfifl, Phila
delphia Home for Incurable, I1D0O. Penn
sylvania Hospital. I2E00, Pennsylvania
Bible Sorlet. ".
Wills admitted to probate today were
those of Jens Hensen, late of 7437 Oxford
pike, disposing of an ewtate of 120,215 in
private bnuet: f,ouis I'nlloek. 873 North
83d street. tl9C0. Annie 15 Ramse, 63-1
Wakefield street. tVM Ann B I.auKhlln,
1M North 13th street, WX. Christiana
Waldnet. jsh Eat Montgomery avenue.
12W Rhepeka N Fabiblan. 5G3 Market
street $2f Personal property of John
1 V Evers has been appraised at IS1..
SOLDIERS MUST KEEP MUM
Talkative Among Austrian Wounded
Arrested, to Conceal Disasters.
ROME. Sept 23
Austrian soldiers, wounded In the tight-
i ing in Qalicla, have tnen placed under
arrest in Trieste ror teiiing ot Austrian
defeats, according to a dispatch from
across the Austrian border
It Is said the War Office has ordered
that the public be kept avioy from re
turned wound-d so'ilier.
TOKIO, Sept. 2S.
It is officially announced that the
Japanese have defeated the Germans In
a stubborn battle lasting H hours on the
outskirts of Tslng-tao, cat of the gov
ernment of the German leased possession
of Kiao-Chnu, China.
The Japanese casualties so far as ascer
tained are given as throe killed and 12
wounded. The German casualties are said
to be S12.
According to the statement, the fight
began on September 26. German gun
boats bombarded the positions of the
Japanese troops. Japanese aeroplanes
proved effective In reconnoitring expedi
tions and are reported to have escaped
Tho morale of the German defending,
force at Kiao-Chau Is on the wane. It
la reported here. Some of the soldiers
have deserted, escaping by land or sea.
Through them It Is learned that, de
spite the determination of the Governor
of Kiao-Chau to fight to the last, the
party which advocates timely surrender
Is asserting lt.-elf. It has found Its de
fenders even among 'llgh officials of the
army. Some of the advocates of sur
lender have been shot, while many have
been sent to the first line of defense.
The German flying machines hae been
damaged and can no longer serve a use
ful purpose. The food supply Is cut off
by the strict blockade of the Japanese
navy and Is dally diminishing. Whatever
Is replenished comes only through the
smuggling of Chinese Junks The suppl
of materials forthe making of bread la
also stopped, consequently the output
Is greatly restricted. Scurvy Is gradually
increasing. As the British troops have
landed and Joined the Japanese army, it
is expected that tho general assault on
the fortress will soon commence.
PEK1N. Spt. :s.
It Is learned from Wel-hslen, in Shan
tung, that a second detachment of Japan
ese troops orrlved there at sundown on
Saturday with 15 cart loads of ammunition
and hupplles Other troorw have advanced
west along the railway and hold Fangtse.
where the Germans flooded the coal mines
before their departure. All the Chinese
The American mission Is crowded with
women of all classes from the city and
country districts. They are said by tha
correspondent at Wct-hfllen to fear both
the Jaranese and the Chlneeo soldiers.
LONDON. Rept. il.
An agency dispatch from Pekln says
it is olhcUlb announced there that Pel
ho was occupied on September 27 by a
small Japanese detachment, which re
pulsed S00 Germans.
BRITISH BURN GERMAN
TOWN ON ISLAND OF YAP
Warships Bomliard Il, in Caroline
Group Wireless Wrecked.
MANILA. Sept. 21
British warships hae bombarded the
town of Lai on the island of Vap In the
Caroline group, destroyed the German
wlrelefs station there and burned the
town, according to reports received here
through German sources
JAPAN GTJABDS COAL SUPPLY
MANILA, Sept 28. -The Japanese CSov
ernment has Instructed Japunese coal
dealers In Manila not to sell coal with
out receiving a bond for twice its value
and to Insist upon a Consular Inspection.
Its action was caused by reports that
Carman vessels have been loading coal
here to supply German war vessels in. the
FOES IN GALICIA
Austrian Third Line of De
fense Routed as Czar's
Troops Reach Tarnow and
Seize Carpathian Passes.
PETROGRAD, Sept. 2?.
The Austrian troops have been routed
fiom their third line of defense in Gallcla.
The Russians nro approaching Tarnow,
only GO miles from Cracow, and have also
captured Urzok and Szavtnna, Hungarian
town on the southern slope of the Car
pathian Mountains. They have captured
the town of Przcmysl at tho point of
their bajonets, but the garrisons of some
of the forts there continue to hold out.
This news is given In a statement issued
by tho General Staff today. It shows that
the Russian steam roller Is progressing
with amazing rapidity and that only a
Btltf defense at Cracow and along the
line from there to Thorn, East Prussia,
can prevent the Russian armies from
being well on their way to Berlin wtlhin
a very short time. Tho General Staff Is
lushing the nrmy forward with all pos
sible haste, hoping to avoid a winter cam
paign for the capture of the German capi
tal. The Russians are today in force at
Tarnow. Although they are unablo to
move with the great speed shown in tho
early days of tho Gallclan operations, be
cause of the swollen rivers nnd marshy
condition of the territory through which
the nrmy Is advancing, the Russian
forces are declared In today's War Office
report to be making steady progress.
Tho Russians are moving steadily for
ward In four separata movements. The
bombardment of Przemysl continues with
one of the main forts already reported
uh onpunled bv tho RtiMSlnnn. It 1 dtitwi
1 here that the Russians have again taken
I a number of guns nnd that the Cossacks
aro cutting to pieces the rear guaid of
the rftreutlng Austrian?
Through tho pass at TJz&ok troops -p
pouring upon the plains of Hungup to
strike the AUBtrlans In the rear nnd out
oft communication between Kaschau and
('racow. At Uzsok nnd Szavtann. which
lies near the source of tho river Ung.
the Russians captured thirty guns, 4500
prisoners, many rapld-flrers and large
quantities of ammunition and supplies
Part of the forces under General Von
Colrad at Przemysl succeeded In cutting
their way through tha RusBlan lines
west of that fortress In an attempted re
treat, but they were pursued by large
forceB of Cossacks and suffered terrible
losses, says the official report Some of
the Austrlans succeeded In reaching
Jaslow and Joining other forces there,
but they lost every gun that thej at
tempted to take with them.
ALLIES' ADRIATIC FLEET
REPULSED. SAYS VIENNA
Cattaro Ports Inflict Heavy Damage
and Porco Withdrawal,
VIENNA, Bept. 2?
The Trench and British warships that
attempted to bombard Cattaro have suf
fered heavy damages and been forced to
withdraw, according to a dispatch re
ceived from Lieutenant Field Marshal
Nqvak, commander of the Austrian troops
He states that little damage was done
to the Cattaro forts by the allied fleets'
Are, but that when the enemy sailed uway
heavy smuko wbb rising from two ships,
indicating that they had been set on
Tha Austrian fleet has been concentrated
at Pola and will soon sail to glva battle
to the allied fleet. I-arge forces of troops
also have been gathered there. Though
the belief prevails here that Italy will
maintain her neutrality, every precaution
Is being tai:en to prevent a sudden In--vaslon
This is the rtaaon for the con
centration of troops at Pola.
It is announced that sporadic attempts
by tbs Russians to get through the Hun
garian passes have been repulsed, and
that the campaign against Servla Is or
c ed'i'E successfully.
SUES BUSINESS ASSOCIATE
FOR $50,000 DAMAGES
President of Manufacturing Company
Accuses Vice President of Slander.
Thomns M. Eynon, president of the
Hynon-Evans Manufacturing Company,
15th and Clearfield streets, has brought
suit against George J. Sledlcr, director
and vice president, to recover $.',0,000 dam
ages for slander and defamation of char
acter. There has been considerable trouble
between tho two men over the manage
ment of the company's affairs.
The utterances of which Eynon com
plains are alleged to have been made
by Sledler on July 2), within the hear
ing of Frank E. Emery, an employe of
their company, and others. Sledler's re
marks Imputed that the plaintiff had not
acted properly as a trustee for a widow
Interested In the concern. Eynon em
phatically resents tho nccusatlons nnd
says there Is absolutely no truth In
them. Ho further declares that Sledler
has been bent upon deposing him as
bead of the concern, which plnce he do
sircs for himself.
In an effort to obtain the presidency,
Sledler, the plaintiff asserts, got a
creditor to file a bill In equity asking
for tho appointment of a receiver and
nn accounting by Eynon. The creditor
who filed the petition was the Ross
Tacony Crucible Compnny. In the peti
tion It was alleged that Eynon, the presi
dent, was running the concern Into debt
by giving Jobs to members of his fam
ily, purchasing and operating automo
biles for his relatives and by other ex
travagant unbusinesslike methods.
The suit for a receiver was heard by
Judgo Ferguson on September 1, when
Eynon entered a general denial to the
charges of mismanagement, and tho
petitioners were unable to show that
nnj thing ho had done was not approved
by the board of directors. Ho denied
that the auto was for his family's use,
but was tho company's machine nnd the
board of directors knew of Its purchase.
Judgo Ferguson refused to Interfere with
the Internal strife between tho officers,
but said the board of directors ought
to settle matters.
On application of Weaver and Drake,
attorneys, who represent Eynon, Judge
flarratt issued a capias today for the
arrest of Sledler In the action for slander,
fixing his ball at $2000, an unusually
large sum In an action of this kind,
SOCIALISTS WOBK FOP- PEACE
LUCERNE, Sept. 28. At a conference
of Inlluential Swiss and Italian Socialists
held here resolutions were adopted
pledging the Socialists to do everything
In their power to end tho war as quick
ly as possible.
SEEK DUM-DUM BULLET
Physicians to X-Ray Hand of Tony
Physicians nt the Mt. Sinai Hospital
will take an X-ray picture today of the
hand of Tony Pallucl, of 716 Sears street,
In an attempt to locate what Is believed
to bo a dum-dum bullet. Enmlnatlon
of the band showed that tho bullet stni I,
a bone, mushroomed and spilt into fr ir
Pallucl was struggling with Tony P'f
qunll, of South Eighth street, yesterdav
morning for the possession of a revolver -when
tho weapon exploded and the sup
posed dum-dum struck him In the hen'
Doth men say the struggle was In f ,
but Pasquall Is being held for a hca ini?
at the Third and Dickinson streets st
Man Held on Girls' Charges
On charges preferred by several youn.'
women In Camden, Thomas Kins, 11
ears old, of Haddon Heights, N. J., wna
held In default of $1500 ball by Recordti
Stackhouse In the Camden County court
house this morning.
31,448 Attend City Baths
Attendance record at the 23 city bath
houses, supervised by the Board of Rec
reation, vas 31,448 during last week. The
attendance was as follows: 5558 men,
19,370 boys, 1S15 women, 4705 girls.
ENGLISH SOLDIER WRITES
ON POSTCARDS READY-MADE
Word From the Front Bears Message
to the Friends at Home.
In order that English soldiers may
write to relatives and friends, even under
trjlng difficulties, tho English Govern
ment has provided postal cards on which
are printed M-utcnccs applying to almost
any condition of the writer.
Ono of theso cards was received to
day by Mrs, Norman Jefferlcs, of Nar
berth, from her brother, Harry Pinches,
who Is an officer In tho crack Grenadier
Guards now nt tho front. The card was
sent from a battlefield on August 20. At
tho top of tho card it is stated that
nothing must be written on It but the
date and signature of the sender and
that sentences not required may be
The sentences from which the writer
must choose his message are: "I am
quite well. I huve been admitted Into
hospital. I am sick, wounded nnd gettlns
on well, and hope to be discharged EOon
I am being sent down to the base. I
have received your letter, telegram, psr
eel. Iettor follows at first opportunity
I have received no letter from you
lately for a long time."
Every sentence In the message tent
here was crossed out but these two' "I
am quite well; lettsr follows at first
NOTHING is to bo written on this except
tho date and cifinature ofthesonder, Sentenoea
not requirer may bo erased. If anything else
is added the po3t cavd will be destroyed.
I am quilt u!l,
7 ttttvi bMi iTifni idisl- into kuiiitat
il inn yul.iy un ivdls
dJijpi fV be'UHJixuMvl muit,'
f-ffiii hv'ng.iiut ilnwi (9 Mo hrnse.
I hrtvit vyii'iMJ yM"'
f iIiuim 1 rm
Idler folloics at first opportunity.
f'ATuv-tt'cvtt'iJc no iltn from yaii-
e T 1 1 .
ssjru Ivny tluu. -
rt5 mast be prepaid on any lcltor or postcard l!rtjcd
to tin ssudcr 6f this eunL
TOMMY ATKINS WRITES HOME