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River of Ruin, Choking All Roads,
Flowed from Leak in Italian Line American Born Soldier. Fighting Where Ger< mans Broke Through Tells Story of Disastei to Second Army By an Italian-American Headquarters of the Italian Army, December 26. IT ALL began with a leak, andlwai part of the leak. Tliia leak, sprung in that thirty mile line of battle front along th !?onxo River, was due morally to pcac propaganda, physically to the loss o two mountains. Be it remembered i passing that when a hole is knocke into a line of trenches if the leak i not stopped the whole front must fal hack until a new unleakable line i formed. The failure first to see this part ici: lar leak and later to slop it cost th Italians a 400-milc line consecrated fo two hopeful years in their blood, 300 (?00 prisoners, 2,500 cannon, the hug Province of Venice and a cold billio dollars' worth of food, store?, mun tions, bridges and railroad?. Though an American, my father ??va Italian born, and this is why I was i the front line of the Italian trench? those fateful October days, ono of th half million men making up the Secon Army who failed in their job to ho; the upper Isonzo. My brigade wj planted opposite the 1.300-foot mom tains of Santa Maria and Santa Luci two natural fortresses on the Italit Mile of the river. Followed Tactics Of Napoleon These mountains had never be< wrested from the Austrian*. Ther fore they formed the entering wed) of the Germans who crossed the Ison: at Tolmino, just as Napoleon had on used them to cross to the passes Tolmino and enter the heart of Au tria. Why had ?J\e never wrested the from the Austrians? This is on? the unanswered questions leading i to the mystery of the less of the arm But why did not we of the Secoi Army hold on to this key to Italj heart? Can a man, explain why suddenly goes mad? I think the whe Second Army was mad. "We had be flooded with Italian newspapers, eith printed In Austria or by Italian S claUsts, falsely describing conditio at home. The very morning before t great leak began I had read a "Giornt d'ltalla" of Rome telling of revoluti? ef rlota !n Naples and Florence, wi English and French soldiers shooti down our people. We were mad? mi too, because we had not had leave seven months, though promised it we whipped the Austrians during i August-September campaigns. Gene Cadorna got his vacation, in fact, 1 just returned from it the day befi the attack, so why not we? Italians Thought Attack Was Bluff Anyway, it was a surprise for < dorna as well as for ourselves. 1 Austrians in the trenches opposite 1 agreed with us not to do any m lighting for the winter, both Austri andjpurselves believing tho Pope wo have made peace by then. It was If 1 learned that Mackensen's men overnight relieved the Austrian tro< t', make sure of us. So when the shelling became qr.ent the Wednesday morning of attack we supposed it was some i of bluff and merely kepi to co Tlieri, just after bread and coffee, a p under a lift in the fog showed me trenches opposite heavily manned with Germans. Some of them were ready moving on the narrow ribboi No Man's Land, threading their carefully among its abominations. I gave the alarm in soft voice to comrades, leaped to the machine and turned it upon them just as would a garden hose on a.^rass ; All along the line the sputtering j and grew, hour after hour, and at c fog lift I watched to see if the ba wire entanglements bore any Aus Herman fruit. Attack after attack launched by those driven devils, i the earth if pressed would itself flown with their blood, as a ripe or. ?queezed would flow with juice. 1 artillery was given the tip to poi into our front line until the cci bound rock was crumbling about Two-thirds of the sector lay dea v.oundcd. Spies Working In Italian Lines "It is no use, it's too late." 1 li a comrade yell in my car. "Conn we're being cut off. Let's run ft The troops at Caporetto have aerted." I recognized in the man a Ge who had once lived in Turin. His form was Italian, his voice Boeh shot him dead, but already the tra work was done. My comrades racing down the tiinnel to the st line I had to follow. There we fired on by our own carabinier!, hated policemen, who had been g iiig our rear for so long, shootir when we ran. We scrambled thi them, stubbed them, killed them b doy.vu. From the second line w< to the third line. A bit of shell the curtain ?ire tore through one c arms, disabling it. Here wo mi si and with the reinforcements o h o fron! lines. Hui tres on was widening the A young ofticer plunged into n du ?. ?;.? i he telephone, wiluiy ?enn tiiat more men be brought up fror THE WRECKAGE OF THE ROUT Wounded''Italian soldiers along the line of the retreat, waiting hopelessly for aid. ; rear. There was no answer. He dropped the receiver in despair. The wire bad been cut. The general of the brigade sent out cycle messengers for help, asking our artillery to pound the enemy. We waited, waited, suf? fering from an ever increasing fire from the, Germans, who had by now 1 turned our two first lines against us. I The wounded piled up on top of the dead. There was no one nor room to | care for cither. Finally came the answer to our call for help: "We are being pressed on the whole line; you must hold out? let your men get a taste of real war." .So help me God, that's the message we got. And yet we have been put in the coward class. W? knew we were doomed. It was death during daylight to stay and death to go. We held on, minute by minftite, hour by hour, killing every mother's son of a German who tried to break through the barbed wire pro? tections. We blew up the tunnel ways, for we knew they would surely try to get to us when night came. Word reached us, in mat curious way news has of travelling, that in truth the troops to the north at Capo? retto had deserted to the enemy?So? cialists from the Tuscan provinces, where German propaganda had been most cunning. We also heard that our Caproni scouts had gone fifty strong '. and bombarded these deserters, so they ; could not profit by their dishonor. ! As the darkness grew v.-e could see | by tha rocket flares the Germans pre i paring to storm us, with hand grenades. I poison gases and all other deviltries. I The Cry Was Each for Himself "Every man for himself." was th< ? word passed to us. We set out, tin few hundreds remaining, toward th< rear. Paths there were none. Thi [ Boche artillery had cut up the ground I fell into great black holes freshl? ! smelling of new earth. Others yawnei j about me in the brilliant light of tin ! night rockets flaming through the for ' est. Tree branches swayed about me ? quivering from the explosions of ou j artillery booming miles away, futilcl; i answering Mackenscn's maids. ? The earth rocked. Comrades droppe ( headlong as they ran. Bits of lea and steel sput about us with the smac j of heavy raindrop?. Surely the las \ judgment could be no worse. The twelfth and last battle of th Isonzo was being fought and lost thi dreary night upon the topa of thos two mountains of Santa Maria an Lucia, whose pretty names mocked m | like the music of operas heard in bel ter days. I staggered on in the dar! ness, faint from loss of blood an hunger, 'taking the down grade into th valley of the tiny river ludrio. How rapidly the leak was widenin into a 'torrent daylight of the sccpfi day showed me. All the roads in sigl wero filling with stragglers, wit wounded, panic-stricken, betrayed so diers, fleeing as myself to escape cap urc, to be sent to work and starve i Austrian mines. The wayside was li tered already with wounded and dyin, One poor crazed soldier, madder tha all 'the rest, naked, running barefoi and straight as an arrow, swiftly as Greek messenger, bellowing as he ra seeing nothing, yet never stumblin dashed down the main road throug the lines of stragglers. At last 1 leaped from the road over the emban ment and pitched headTong down tl mountain side. As daylight grew stronger I could si the road ahead dotted with long lin< of motor-drawn artillery coming i the valley, too late to stop the lea Nearer up and more swiftly came do ens of motor trucks filled with resern In the lead was an automobile full ? officers. At the sight of the fellov hot-footing it away, they drew the pblojs and began to fire. uThi? way out," 1 exclaimed ?riml omehow thinking of the end of New York movie show, as the xoremo i of the mob fell. I jumped over the I stone fence and loped along under it I until I got past the nastily disposed i officers, Avho little knew how fearful was the leak they lind been sent to mend. j Alpini Troops |Die to a Man The main rond was fast becoming hopelessly jumbled between those re? treating and those trying- to get for ward to hold (he mountains. 1 cu1 across country toward Cividalc. On? fellow? I met told me the whole of th< line had held except where the pressure had been put on t'ae two mountains an< a Utile to the north, where an attemp i was being made to break in behin: ! Udine, the army headquarters. Throi ? regiments o? Alpini, ho added, had diei ?to the last man at Monte Maggiore, de fending this entrance to Udine. That evening 1 crept into a school house, dese'-'ted since the war, got fres' water, ate a few crumbs of bread 1 ha left and slept upon a doormat of ra carpet. Hours later 1 was roused b the tremble from some gigantic c?, plosion. I afterward learned it wa that of a huge quantity of munition stored across the river on Bainsizz: munitions meant to be used to invad Austria, and now being blown up b our Caproni scouts to prevent th enemy from using them. j After the tremblinp ceased I W? 'startled to hear the liquid trill of nightingale in the. tree branches, sinj ing all unmindful of the thunder < cannon. 1 took to the road. The nigl was filled with noise, with the sparl of rocket trails describing their rap arcs. By now the leak had become a floo The dam had burst. The Germai were crowding us. Every road lea ing to Cividalc was jammed wi' officers Hnd soldier?, weeping ai cursing by * turns, some well, sor wounded. There were broken-dov automobiles, cannon, trucks stopp in tlveir tracks, masterless horses, kic ing mules, meek little donkeys hitch to great two-wheeled carts from Sicil The whole mass moved slowly, eve effort to get ahead merely checkii progress. The entire Second Arn once perhaps the strongest of 11a 1 ; ; four armies on this front, was in rit treat. Road Choked Like A Sewer With Dead At daybreak enemy cannon .trot our range, aeroplanes dropping smoke bombs to better indicate our position, Shells killed dozens of men and horses at a time, tore wide red gashes in the : road. It was soon choked like a sewer Men lost all soldierly training, reverted to what they had been before the war ' became once more thieves, clerks | plumbers, thugs, day laborers. At the bridge entrance across the Natisone River into Cividalc wholi acres of ground became covered witl frantic men. Airmen bombarded u; ; despite the efforts of the Italian scouts Swooping low, they tired a lea?en hai from their machine guns. Fallen mer died in the mud like flies in :\ pigsty I saw two soldiers lighting like devili for the possession of a plank hot] 1 wanted to use in swimming Cue river. skirted the. crowd and swam the swol 1er. stream. In Cividale there were new scene of horror, women running to and fro , undecided ar, to whether to abandoi .their homes, terrified children crying ?houses full of wounded, street; ' crowded with soldiers struggling ove pieces of bread, officers giving com mands no one heeded, and all the whib ? a steady movement toward the Udine six miles away. A clear-eyed young mother, holdin; a little boy by her .-ide, stopped me. ''What's the new-!'.''' she demanded "Must 1 go'."' "Yes," 1 to'.d her: "he'iter be dea ? than risk falling a victim to the blon | beasts." I offered to take h?r to Udine. Sh ; gave me a piece of bread and cheeB ] from her precious store, and in a mt ! ment we were off. "We'd better take the railroad track, 1 advised, knowing in what an awft ! condition would be the main road. Others before us had thought of th - railroad. The trains had ceased rur ning, blocked by the rifles and baggag ' which soldiers had thrown on th j tracks as they fled. The roadbed ws 1 littered all the way with such thing Surrender of Key to Country*? Heart, Loss of 300,000 Prisoners, 2,500 Guns, Due to ! Spies and Peace Talk VVe got nw'ay just in time. Soon thd German advance guard reached the Xatlsone and kept coining, disdaining to take prisoners. Even before we left an officer on a motorcycle had some 1 how got into the town. Mad, like the I rest of us, he had begun to shoot at the j statue of Adelaide Ristori, until him ? self shot by some faithful carabinier!. The main object of the Germans was to save froni destruction the millions of dollars' worth of stores in the ware ' bouses around Cividalc, winter stores j so carefully freighted from the United States. But already the plain behind us was covering with smoke; ?he stores were being burned by our gallant cav? alrymen, who, obsolete as crossbow : men until now, were sacrificing them? selves to protect oui rear and check the Germans until all of value could he destroyed. Until the death of their I leader. General, Rubin de Cervin, they fought to the west of Cividalc all dur ; ing those first horrible four days. We got to Udine by afternoon I j I think it was Saturday, though I lost all count of time. This once gay city '< was being subjected to violent air raids ! ? evory half-hour. German shells were i i beginning to drop upon the thousands ! i upon thousands of soldiers and civil- ; ians thronging its narrow streets. Here j ' all roads converged from the front and ? each new arrival of soldiers convinced . I unbelieving inhabitants that they must j hurry away. Shops were being closed, beautiful private, residences abandoned by their unhappy owners, locked up in a vain attempt to keep them safe from the despoiling Hun. ! Old Hotel Porter Refused to Flee Somehow we found ourselves near ! ? the courtyard of the Hotel Italia, which I had known in happier days. All the . occupants were gone save the old por- \ ter, who, remembering me, told me he ? | was going to stay. "I ran away from Trieste at the be? ginning of tho war to escape the Aus- j , trians, but this time 1 stick," he said. We begged some food of him, but lie said he had none left, that gold could no longer buy food. An American cor? respondent rushed up justi then and j reminded the porter to take care of his trunk, left in his room. As the United States was not at war with Austria he thought it might be re? spected. I stayed in L'diuc until midnight, wit ; nessing the looting of the city by the ' famished hordes that continued to ar ' rive. ? heard that ("adorna in his rage hnd had airmen bombard the de ; sorters of the Second Army, who were ?partly responsible for the wrecking of | j our front. I also met soldiers coming : in from the Carso section of the Isonzo, who told me the Third Army was re-1 : treating, though in fair condition, sav? ing many of their cannon. Too, the i word was passed from somewhere, tiiat 1 our new line would be that established before the war by General Pollio be? hind the Tagliamento River, some : twelve miles toward Venice. I again took the railroad track out of tho city, the main road running ' When the dawn broke: A view of the Isonzo near where the German* cuHniouri, the If li?, ,' , ? t?U?try m Whkh IU,y ?* d?SaSt~ ^ ???? ? 5? nver ^^A^Cl??f?"^ C'?m('Ulty * *' parallel to it toward Ccrlrolpo being i blocked with wagons, motor cnrs and ' thousands of people afoot. i I witnessed the most curious sights. ; Rich women walking in high-heeled ! shoes, officers' wives carrying their husbands' dress swords, peasant women with immense baskets on their heads full of household odds and ends. One had taken in and was carrying her ! undriod wash. Soldiers who had thrown away their rifles were now laden with heavy loot of no value. One carried n phonograph. A grocer was lugging his account books. This was the advanced part, of the retreat. Probably 200,000 people were ahead of us, with another thre?-quar i tern of a million behind which must ; pass over the only avenues of retreat. i Once f climbed a telegraph pole and 1 looked behind. All visible roads were so full that they seemed like endless i moving platforms winding over the ?plain. Here and there troops of the rear guard were spread out. firing into the enemy, who were operating in small, separate forces. Our light ar? tillery was still checking the advance. When we reached Codroipo the main f road was fed by the multitudes from Cormons, Palmanova, the Carso army having followed the road to Latisana, near the Adriatic Sea. The struggle to get ahead now reached an indescribable degree of confusion. liny Codroipo was taken by storm. Those ahead who tried to stop for water were pushed on and on as by an avalanche. We had been moving at the rate of perhaps a mile an hour. Mow it was scarcely half that, what with the breakdown; of motors carrying wounded who had to bo transferred to other vehicles. Many motors were abandoned because the drivers could get ahead more rapidly afoot. Bride From Altai Joins the Rout The crowd became more varied the further we got. At Ripolto I saw a bevy of little girls all dressed in white coming out of a church where they had received their lirst communion. All joined us as they were. Somewhere else I saw a woman in her wedding dress and white slippers tramping in the muddy road, already separated from her husband. Peasants fleeing from the mountains that here dominate the plain joined us, some carrying chickens tied under their carts, others trying to drive their cattle a.ul hogs. The crowd got panic fits increasing in frequency as wo neiued the Tuglia mento. Reports ran along the line that our troops were blowing up the bridge, others that the Germans had posses? sion of it. This meant the trampling of women, of wounded, the fright of mules, the curses of men. Then for a time all settled down to ihe dreary, cheerless 'ramo, tramp. When we came to the bridge, a wooden one built by Napoleon ?i century ago, the crowd, unable to pass quickly, was thrown back upon itself, forming a deadlock. Frightful struggles took place to get in the entrance line. Babes in arms were suffocated. People abandoned their bundles of riches. Automobile'' were overturned and flung down the banks. Crazed men unhitched horses and tried on them to swim the stream, running big!?, because of the recent rains. We were more and more fre? quently bombarded by aeroplanes. Women sat down refusing to move and were trampled where they sat. A banker from Udine, loaded with a steel box of gold and paper money, wildly and vainly offered 10,000 francs to the driver of a motor about to take its turn at the entrance to give him a ride. Twelfth Battle Of Isonzo Was Over By a sudden whirlwind movement in the crowd, caused by the dropping of a bomb, I was thrown into its centre at the bridge entrance and was fairly pushed across. Once over. I didn't care what happened. I saw a stalled ?ted Cross motor pulled out of the road, with its occupants all gone, '('herein I climbed mechanically, and, dropped ex? hausted upon its floor. I slept a good dozen hours, the lirsi real sleep I had had in four days. When I awoke it was Monday afternoon. I looked out. The road bridge was no longer there nor that, of the railroad below. Our troops were still coming across, how? ever, swimming as they could. Hun? dreds wore drowning. The five English batteries of artillery left on the Carso, after the Italians had returned the other French and Fnglish batteries previous to the offensive, came across on rafts. Finally the Italian troops reformed somewhat behind the Tagliamento, the rout became more of n retro;.I. and the twelfth battle of the Lor;.;) was over. leaving a part o1' the Italian army wrecked, for the time, arid almost as poor as when it started oui so bravely from the Tagliamento two and a half years ago with oniy a few field guns. (Copyright, 1918, by Edwai ! Marshall.) Jews Are Led Astray Usually Wise People Sacrifice a Friend to the Moloch qf Capitalism By D. M. Hermalin I.railing Hebrew ?rid Yiddish Author and Kditor THERE are moments in the seeth? ing caldron of human life whet reason and truth are strangle? and lies and passions are permitted t< : reign. Demagogy ia enthroned and hold \ sway over the destinies of commun i ties, cities, peoples, nations-aye. ove I the greatest portion of civilized hu | inanity. If the ruin of a public ofi'fial is con templated. all that one has to do i", t : brand him as a capitalist, or at least a being in league with capital. By circt Iating such rumors, by advertising sue assertions', the person put forth as target is doomed. N'o matter ho? honest, bow upright he may be, tli damage is irreparable. This procedure is prevalent now a most everywhere or wherever a certa: perverted theory of economics has bee preached. The damaging influence ca be detected in Russia, in Japan, i France, in Mew York, and it applii even in small hamlets. A good many honest and upright m? have been sacrificed o:: the altar of th monstrous irle!. One of them was Jo! Purroy Mitchel, Mayor of the City ? N,w York. Of course, the election in New Yo City is over. Tammany Ha'i iias .>u eeeded in electing its officials, r.: nothing can change this decision :' the next four years at least. Shou these official's choose to give Xew Y.o City an administration similar to t (?nes Tammany has given us in the pi (excepting the Gaynor administratioi then no one else vi!l regret i*. mc than the Jews of this metropolis w helped to elect Judge liylaii by voti for Hillquit and against Mitchel. Jews Above Others Defeated Mitchel To be sure, the Jews were not ' only ones to throw away their votes Hillquit, but it is, nevertheless, lamentable fact that the?- voted aim en masse for Hillquit. and they, ab' all others, should have voted Mitchel. It would be superfluous to mi words and ascribe fantastic causes the failure 01" Mitchii's re?lecti There is only one real reason ?. Mitchel did- not succeed himself. this is because ho was accused of ing a friend of the rich, and he the enemy of the poor. iTe was attacked for inefficiency in office, allying himself with crook- and eu. or for not keeping his promises, only sin was that he was suppje to favor capitalism. The atmosphere that envelops a g many of the unsophisticated now such that should the faintest cry raised against anybody branding as an ally of capita!, even if he 1 Kerensky, bis strength would aval! against the onslaught. The human mind is now rum amuck, and beginning with the tetar?an who has been taught capitalism i-; the destroyer of i kind, it ends with the professer in university proclaiming that unless money power is crushed and s hilated it will be ultimately the terminator of society. Xow let us approach the str facts pertaining to the Jewish v< of Xew York City. Tammany Real Lnemy of Jews Tammany Hall has indirectly s< smirched the name of the Jews of York that they became the epithc opprobrium, shame and indec throughout the civilized countries, merous books and dissertations published in different f?uropean guages on vice, gambling and j sters in Xew York City, and the were principally identi?ed with tl None'others could feel this i and malignant accusation more k than the Jews of Xew York did none rejoiced more than the same when the Mitchel administration ( ;ated this evil. Were the assertions against lews founded on facts? The i :ion of the "writer is not. to enga whitewashing or defending the However, the truth must be told. Throughout the benighted peri icwish oppression, of false accusi aid criminal libels heaped again: lew by malevolent individuals, ?ven whole nations, there was s >ne great virtue about the Jew ven his bitterest enemies coul leny the purity of Jewish horn f it was not praised and lauded ightly deserved, it'was at least i ached. Shakespeare, who did not hesi't ?icture the Jew Shylock as a' h nonster, could not help but dep enderest feelings for the honor laughter. German anti-Scmitis it the door of the Jew all sc tegradation, but among them le vas not mentioned. True, there were exceptions. ew who ever dared to deal in vi ?arter with woman's honor in t Vorld could hope ever to enter i rogue, to be accepted as a men be Jewish community, or eve lose to a Jewish neighborhood. A German writer, Franz Ho lUthor of "Das Laster Xew "Vice in Xew York": Berlin. naintains that it was the Jew v reduced prostitution in this city as hitherto a "Puritan centre. The writer vividly recollects ?val in Xew York in the fall i le ?.vas then lodged in a house t beth Street. What he saw t? ay on that street astounded hi inning at about 2 in the af nd continuing until dawn the ig day, hundred? of unfortunat ?i were parading the sidewalks trect, exchanging plcasantrie he uniformed police, whil? t ccosting the men who happens ? pass. Similar behavior was s??., Z .he Bowery, Christie Street and oWf. owntown districts. The writer -.vas not a social rc?o?> rnought persecution did, pernaps,?! one more degradation to his p*o?l- ! He wanted to be convinced, and sotMH the trouble to look into the face, !! those women whom he suspected ?? Jewess?!:. To bis delight, he dit.iw ' In th ? course of time the evil becaae so widespread, so great and so darbt that every Jewish n< hborhood wa< pointed out as the dumping ground fot ! he outca - of so :scty. ^1 iddish Press Made Continual Protest Among every group of human? then are invariably such persons that if tt? . bonds of restriction are loosened th derelict2 take advantage < f it. H weak Jewish youth who did not geti proper :chooling or who did not get? ade ; ia'.' training from his parents,en? gaged i,n the hard struggle for exi<: encc in a strange land, becanu contais ins! id in the foul air which environed him and ended by becoming a cadet < a professional seducer of women. What happened to the Jewish youtt also happened to many a Jewish girl. 1 he ??! iddis:? press, even the one bonjki by Tammany Hall for campaign par '?? es, ,:f'V'v ceased prote ting against his -?.'.. ,. t! ings. But Tammany i;...! i m iv the tim J Jewish frame o! mind, and ihu.- continued its evil prat tice unftl ash? d. The Jewish 'fi?et became also a gata bier and a gangster. The latter wi ready to commit even murder for hii Good, tender Jewish mothers cria and wept, but o,f no avail. A go*, many Jewish parents wished they hi: remained in Russia and become victim of pogroms rather than live to see the: children grow into womanhood ts? manhood amid such surroundings. They ought not to be blamed when they as? serted that Russia, with all her evils, was pr< " ral le to America, which took away their offspring and gav I em ti Moloch. Xot until the administration o' Mayor Gaynor did this situation un dergo any notice;.!!? change. But it took Mayor Mitchells strong, fearless and energetic work of reform to bring about a complete metamorphosis. He cleansed all the districts, and the Jew? ish districts in particular, of lili: evil and rid the city of almost every dissolute woman, cadet and gangster TI e Jew breathed freelj once mon and ?'is heart was filled with tra gratitude to the man who helped fai his daughter from an abyss of I and his son from ruin and crime. Hai Mayor Mitchel been a candidate a year ago he would have obtained every Jew? ish vote in the greater city. But what was it that changed the minds of the Jews, who were in duty bound to sup port the Mayor, who had don ; su muet for good government which cleared their name and rescued their children from dreadful pitfalls? There lies the rub. How the Plot Wa s Arrange w ve a \ iddi? .1 paper in this city named 'Tie Jewish Daily For? ward." It pretends to be socialistic, but its ways aro mysterious. Inciden? tally this sheet has u larger circula? tion than ail other Jewish newspaper? Did it combino to help Tammany Ha' elect its officers? This we do v0' know. We were not present at their conclaves nor at any deal, if there w such. But what wc do know is con? clusive. It actually supported Diftrir' Attorney Swann, Tammany Hall' candida'e. The job was cleverly done. The representatives of "The For ward." who nominated the Socialist ticket, put up a dummy for District Attorney. Among Jewish circles a ru? mor was spread that ?t was Mr. Swann who had 'liberated the Jewish striM leaders, accused innocently of all sort* of crime and whom the capitalists de? sired to execute for murder. It **' thus the duty of ever;. Jew U> re elect Mr. Swann, a man whom capita ists cannot, swerve from his allegian? to those who toil. ir The most interesting part, h""'"-'" is the mayoralty campaign. Hiriq? was the Socialist candidate. None?! ticipated his election. But everybody? the midst of the Socialists knew that? vote for Hillquit meant one less W* Mitchel; that those same voters we*? support Mitchel in a choice bet we? Mitchel and Hylan. What could wa say against Mitchel? They corcoctf1 the legend that if Mitchel were deft?; ed and Hillquit elected peace would ??_ low imm?diat >lv because the war ?' declared by Wall Street, by capital'?? whose interest Mitchel was setting All that Mitchel end done for tn saving of Jewish homes. Jewish l'on ' and Jewish decency was brushed asio ? Jt was one great outburst against " war of capital and against Mrtcheb ?catspaw" f Wall Street. They oUl' did Hearst in every .--pert and >'''; .eeded in alienating the Jewish? '. ers from Mitchel. to the delight '; Murphy, and thus Tammany Hail cam? into Rower again. , , Will Judge Hylan follow in the ie?v steps of his infamous predecessors * cause again a contamination ot -^ ???wish districts? We hope net. tremble at the thought, and weL*?*JBL hi the contemplation of s r?gira? , Now York City where the good wor* Mayor Mitchel should be undone. What pain-, us most is that the *** whom Mayo- Mitchel helped ?^ habilitate themselves in th ? <*>'?? ?JT world, have brought about hi? d?le? '