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tirely, and either won't subscribe for them, or won't
advertise in them, although it would pay them well
to do so. Ami yet, if they have a grievance to venti
late, they are only too anxious to have those same
Jewish papers take up their quarrels. '
There is nothing to be ashamed of in the fact of
being a Jew —the day is fast approaching when Jew
ish ideas and principles will dominate the world, and
a Kttle more Jewish pride on the part of the Jews
themselves will help in bringing this result about.
Every Jewish household should count at least one
Jewish paper among its list of periodicals. It is not
the right thing to want the support of the Jewish
press without giving a corresponding degree of pat
roimge and a chance to live up to the highest stand
ard of excellence. — Hebrew Observer.
Gbe flbontcflorc Subtlcc Stor*>.
The following may prove of interest to our read
ers, the narrative in question having also been printed
in our columns:
Boston, August 2, A. M. 5057.
To the Editor of The Jewish Exponent :
Sir: —In your last issue I noticed some remarks
made by the Hon. S. Wolf in reference to the late
world-beloved Sir Moses Montefiore and Queen Vic
toria, namely, that Sir Moses was instrumental in
bringing about the circumstance that Queen Victoria
should have been born on British soil; that he afford
ed financial aid for that purpose to the Duke and
Duchess of Kent.
Will you have the kindness to correct that state
ment? It is the duty I owe to the hate noble chief in
Israel. I myself made once the same Statement in
our synagogue. I had been misled some years ago
by that story which appeared in one of the most re
liable Boston papers, the Boston Daily Advertiser.
Whatever related to Sir Moses I always forwarded
to him, from the governor's proclamation of thanks
giving to every article in ftvor of our people. Sir
Moses, on receipt of my speech regarding himself,
the Duke and Duchess of Kent and Queen Victoria,
immediately wrote me md requesttd that I should
contradict the statement, as such was not the fact.
Now that our excellent representative is gone from
whence no traveler returns, I consider it my duty to
carry out his wishes. No doubt the Hon. S. Wolf
was misinformed on the subject.
Yours very truly,
Ai.frkd A. Marcus.
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Zbcy .lOcloiifleo to tbc Society ot 3csus.
Two monks were riding in a stage-coach where a
Jew was one of the passengers. They advanced sev
eral little jokes and anecdotes to ridicule him and his
religion,but the Jew took it all good-naturedly, wait
ing for a favorable opportunity to ictort.
In an unguarded moment the Jew turned to the
monks and asked them what those medallions they
"To show," said one, "thatwe belong to the 'So
ciety of Jesus.' "
"Indeed!" said the Jew curiously; "but permit
me to ask which society is that, the first or the last?"
"■What do you mean?" asked the monk sarcasti
cally, thinking that he was ignorant. Imagine the
surprise of the monks when the Jew in pure simplicity
" I mean, whether you belong to the first society
of Jesus, which he had in a stable where he was born,
or to the last he had on the cross as he was being
crucified between two thieves?"
No reply came, of course. — Hebrew Standard.
XLo "fclonoEhe on a JGtcscle.
Special freight bicycles, for use over the Chilkoot
Pass, on the overland rourte from Dyea to Dawson,
now under construction by a newly-organized com.
pany in New York, will have solid-rubber tires one
and one half inches in diameter. The vehicle is de
signed to carry freight, and is in reality a four
wheeled conveyance and a bicycle combined. It is
built for strength, not appearance,and weighs about
fifty pounds, The frame, which is of ordinary dia
mond shape, is made of steel-tubing, and this is
bound with rawhide, put on wet and allowed to
shrink. This covering will enable men to handle the
wheel without discomfort at a very low temperature.
Two arms of steel project from each,side of the top
bar, each arm carrying a smaller wheel about four
teen inches in diameter, which can be folded inside
the diamond frame when not in use.
Attached to the handle bars and rear forks arc de
vices for packing large quantities of freight, and the
makers estimate that it will safely carry about 500
pounds. The platl is to load it with half the miner's
outfit and drag it on four wheels for a certain dis
tance, say ten miles, depositing the load. Then the
rider wall fold up the side wheels, ride it back as a bi
cycle and bring the rest of the load.
Fivk Jewish doctors, practising in Vienna, who
had offered their services to the Sultan for the dura
tion of the war, have returned to their homes. They
expressly made it known to the Sultan that their
honorary strvices were given in gratitude for the be
nevolent attitude of the Turkish Government to
wards the Jews.