Foreign News: Ham, Ham! Dam, Dam!'''

Cables from Syria announced that the Jebel Druz Sultan, El Atrash, has resorted to the last extremity of resistance against the French by proclaiming a holy war. After issuing an order prohibiting the sowing of winter grain by men between 20 and 60 years of age, El Atrash called an assembly of the chiefs at which it was allegedly decided to excommunicate every Druse who should fail to devote himself to the long-standing struggle with the French (TIME, Dec. 14 et ante).

Travelers recalled that "Sultan" El Atrash dwells like a feudal lord in...

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