Stauislaw Wojciechowsky, President of the Polish Republic, had a narrow escape from death during his last visit to Lemberg, capital of Eastern Galicia, given to Poland by the League of Nations under a Mandate for twenty-five years.
The gas bomb which was thrown at his automobile during the parade nearly of ortaight ago, was merely a preparation after which a revolver attack was to follow, but the revolver did not work in the hand of the assassin. This revelation was made to-day when the Martial Court of Lemberg started its proceedings against Stanislaw Steiger, the young Jewish student who was arrested on the charge of having thrown the bomb. This was revealed in ## a communication addressed to the Polish Jewish paper, “Chwila”, by the Ruthanian Military Secret Organization. In its statement, the Ruthanian Organization declares that the attack on the Polish president was planned and executed by its members and that the arrested Steiger did not in any way participate init. The statement further expresses regret at the fact that the activities of the Ruthanian Military Organization have unwillingly caused harm to an innocent Jew and have given the Polish press the pretext to attack Jewish people.
The communication of the Ruthanian Military Organization was immediately submitted to the Martial Court which has postponed its proceedings until Monday.
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