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it flatters and plays upon the in stincts of the ignorant masses. Late ly this paper quoted a statement which, it said, your great majesty has made to our statesmen and gen erals. (Here follows the statement given earlier.) This statement ap peared first in the daily edition, and now has been reprinted in the year book of the "Novoe Vremya," which Russian historians will use for years to come. 'Sire, the Jewish people, op pressed for almost nineteen hundred years, do not want to believe that such statement of prejudice passed your lips. Your long rule and all ,the good that the nations enjoy, with the will of God, during your reign, and the love that our brethren of the Jewish faith enjoy in Germany, and the friendships they possess, all give proof that the statement attributed to you is false. 4t 'Oh king, we pray thee in the name of humanity and in the name of civilization to permit us to de nounce this paper and to belie the statement that you have used such words. Your denial will bring com fort to the 6,000,000 Jews in Russia, who are now in a terrible state. Your denial will at the same time enlighten the masses of the Russian people/ "We have not received any reply from the Kaiser, and we know that William is really at the head of the anti-Semitic party. We now see that the Kaiser works hand in hand with his preacher, Ado'lf Stocker, but fearing to come out publicly in Germany, where the Jews are pow erful, he tries to annihilate them in Russia."—Translated for New York Tribune by Louis Friedman. JEWS IN VIENNA PROTEST. 400 Communities Join in Denounc ing Organized Attacks on Them. The Zionist Organization of Amer ica announced last night that informa tion had been received from Austria showing the existence there and in West Germany of a well-developed agitation to provoke the Christian pop ulation against their fellow-country men of the Jewish faith, which had grown to such a dangerous stage as to call for a public protest by the Council of the Jewish Community of Vienna, to-which more than 400 com munities in Austria have signified their approval. This protest, as given out by the Zionist headquarters at 44 East Twenty-third Street, declared that these anti-Semitic attacks were most 84 THE AMERICAN JEWISH WORLD October 4, 1918. unjust because the Jews of Austria had done their full share in bearing the burdens of the war and on the further ground that all the charges brought by the agitators were ground less. Dr. Straucher, according to the Zionist reports, was supported by non Jewish Deputies in the Austrian Lower House, concerning his inquiry regard ing the suppression by the censorship of an account in "The Judische Zeit ung" of July 19, of a serious anti Jewish outbreak in Jareslay, Galicia. Dr. Straucher is quoted as follows: "We venture to ask whether Your Excellency is aware that the censor ship proceeds in the most arbitrary and irrational "fashion, withholding harmless passages, the prohibition of which does much more injury to the public interest than would their pub lication. The article in question is an account of anti-Jewish excesses which, in spite of all measures of the Aus trian censorship, are known every where in Austria and abroad also. The procedure of the attorney General creates the impression that the Aus trian authorities by suppressing this news desired to show its approval of or to screen these incidents—o course eminently calculated to injure serious ly the reputation of the Austrian state for just dealing towards all its subjects." KOSHER RESTAURANT AP PROVED. The efforts of the Jewish Welfare Board to provide Kosher food in army camps for visitors of soldiers have met with the approval of the Military Morale Section of the War Department which is lending its co operation to the plan. A Kosher restaurant has been recommended and will probably ,be established shortly at Camp Upton which has the largest Jewish military popula tion of any camp. Plans have been under way for some time to make provision for Orthodox Jews whose faith makes it impossible for them to eat. army food. My recommending the res taurant for the convenience of fam ilies and friends, the War Depart ment believes that it is not encour aging men to refuse to eat the food provided for them. A report sent to Captain G. B. Perkins of the. Military Morale Sec tion of the War Department, from Camp Upton, has been forwarded to Colonel Harry Cutler, chairman of the Jewish Welfare Board. It reads: "We are also attempting to co operate with the Jewish Welfare Board in securing the establishment of a Kosher restaurant for the con venience of the large number of visitors to camp whose faith neces sitates the eating of Kosher food. We realize the fact that there is an especially large number of Jews at this cantonment and we believe that the establishment of such a restau rant would do much ,to foster a feeling of satisfaction and higher morale among both the. men and their families. Of course it is under stood that the Kosher restaurant will be intended for visitors to camp and it is our belief that it would not encourage the refusal of the men to live on the food provided for them in the army". RECRUITING IN JERUSALEM. As a means of stimulating re cruiting among the Jews of Jeru salem for service with the British Expeditionary Force, various posters were exhibited in the streets with suitable appeals. The following is a literal translation of one of these, as reproduced in the Hebrew issue of the Palestine News:— Hear, Israel! Listen! "Whkt does your heart say to you?" Is not this the hour for recovering our land and for assuring our pos session of it in the eyes of all the world Listen! "What does your reason say to you?" Are the British to fight for us here before our eyes while we remain at home until they restore to us the land which they have redeemed with their blood? And Listen! "What does the voice of honor say to you?" Can we receive from the hands of our deliverers, our true deliverers, a gift of blood, a free gift like this, if we do not also sacrifice our lives with them for it? HEAR ISRAEL! The blood of our heroic ancestors of two thousand years ago, and the blood of the British who are fight ing here for us today—the blood of martyrs is calling to us from this soil. ENLIST! ENLIST! Let us march to battle shoulder to shoulder with our deliverers. In God is salvation! Be strong! Louis Henry Cohn, of Brooklyn, an artilleryman now fighting in France has received his second dec oration for especial bravery shown in the battle on Ourcq, July 20 to 25.