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Vol. VI. Princes Who Have Sufficient Leisure A STI'DV OF JEWLSII HISTORY IN S>L\M PRINC IPALITIES. Ity OOTTIIAHI) DEFTSCTI (Copyrislit. 1020, l»y I. .1. I*. O.) The Talmml is a store house of wis dom, ami some of the wisest remarks are those that we may class as phil osophy of history, alt ho the term is not I'numl in the Talmml. So the rabbis say (I’esahiin. 871») : It was the work of a klml providence that there are so many states, for else the .Tews would lun<; have lieen annihilated. This for tunate condition is es|»ooinlly seen in Italy and in Germany. and for this reason the Jews were never expelled from these countries ns they were from England. France, Spain and Portugal. When one sovereign ex pelled them or made life unbearable, there was always a neighbor who was (letter disposed and more appreciative of revenue from Jewish taxes. In Italy these conditions and with them the little congregations in small towns have gradually disappeared dur ing the last six years. In Germany the small states are now beginning to disappear after the sovereigns went cut Of business, but the congregations, ' ■'* to these conditions, have long ago \ hulled down. At this moment small incipalities in central Germany are about to Im* absorlied by a new state called Thuringia, and without confin ing ours' Cs strictly to these stales, we slut • a picture of the Jewish conditions lit these miniature princi palities. The foremost place among them is occupied by the duchy of Anhalt. For its small size and population, about I.’IOO, it gave us a remarkable numlier of great men. 1 need but mention Moses Mendelssohn. Ludwig IMiilippson and-the recently deceased philosopher. Hermann Golien. The country, and especially the city of Dessau, was o|»en ed to the Jews by the end of the 17th century. Among those who availed themselves of tills Hospitality wen* some refugees from the Chmcluh'kl re lation which brought over the Lkm hie a misery similar to the butcheries recently perpetrated in She same local ity. One of the most prominent men of this colony was Moses Benjamin Wolff, u great great grandson of Mose lsserls. the annotator of the Shtil htin Arttk (Bemo). He lieciune pros perous. dealt with the duke and other rulers of the small states hi this vi cinity. lending them money, and so ob tained favors in return as the right to establish a printing offiee which was n rare privilege for a Jew to get. itiiil practically impossible in the large states. The pillages of the Cossacks and the Poles had destroyed many val uable libraries, books liemme searce, and so it was a Godsend to tin* Jews that a man like Moses Wolff could establish n printing office in Jessnitz \jith the permission of the Duke. This good relation lasted just as long as Moses was able to grant mans and as long as lie did It. he was a "Werter Freund.” but when lie could go no farther and insisted on payment, lie was a usurer, nil unscrupulous Jew. He mod but what chance could a Jew have with a duke? lie died in 1720. a poor man. Ills heirs continued t*» light for their money lmt never col lected a dollar. These conditions were not the rule in each case. Princes who kept order in tiieir households and were .strictly honest also valued the services of Jew ish merchants especially as jewelers, as army contractors and hankers. One of the ablest rulers which the little state of Anhalt had was Duke Leo pold. distinguished us general in th» army of Frederick the Great. He was democratic, as far ns one may apply such a term to a German prince of the 18th century, and lived oil the best of terms with his .Tews. He even acted once (1740) ns Shadehen between two of his court-Jews, proposing that the son of Jacob marry the daughter of Kalman. Both parties .were agreeable, the wedding was celebrated in the castle, the Chupuh erected in the park surrounding it. and the Duke gave to the young couple besides other pres ents a "Selmtzbrlef.” the charter with out which a Jew could not establish a household, free of charge. On another occasion the Duke took one of his usual strolls thru the town. p> noticed smoke coming out of the chimneys of Jewish houses in a man ner ».iileh proved that there must be an unusual amount of cooking done. He asked Ids footman for the reason and learned that this was Burim when every Jewish family has the best (Continued on Page Two.) DEATH OF JEWISH PRINCESS ENDS LOVE THAT DEFIED KAISER. Was Opera Singer and Actress, and Married Cousin of Ex-Emperor Wil helm. London —Death has run down the curtain on one of tin* few romances —real romances—of the German im perial court. After but a comparatively brief spell of happiness, tin* death was announced of the wife of ex-Prince Joachim Al brecht of Prussia, who had courted banishment and imperial disfuvof clamp as compared with the love of a beautiful actress. By all the means In his power ex I'mperor Wilhelm endeavored to pre vent this love romance of Prince Joaeliim, his cousin. lie dismissed him from the army, banished him to Ger man Southwest Africa, and even mar rled the lady of his choice to an Aus trian nobleman, Baron Licliciihcrg. hut these precautions were all of no avail. In her girlish days Baroness Lichen berg was a beauty of ran* distinction. She was horn of humble parentage in Vienna, her father being a Jewish school teacher named Sulzer. She loved music and would wait hours to gain entrance to the cheap scuts at the opera. Site was ambitious, too, and during her girlhood often spoke of the fame she would win on the stage. Staid and stern, her parents frowned on this wild adventurous talk, hut the ardor of their beautiful daughter would not he dampened. One Spring morning Miss Sulzer. with her savings tied In her hand ker chief. crept from her home and made her way to the railway station, ller ticket to Berlin took more than half her money, but that fact did not de press her. She had thrown open the door of adventure, and the promise of the path was good. She quickly got an engagement in the chorus of one of the new Berlin operas, and from that position she climbed rapidly to tlic pinnacle of her profession, event ually Incoming the ledulug stage fa "Vorlto of the German capital. It was when Berlin was at her feel that Prince Joaeliim suw her and felt in love, and proponed marriage. The Kaiser sent for her and explained how impossible it was for her to marry the son of the Prince Hcgent of Bruns wick. As a consolation prize he offered her an Austrian nobleman, also very much in love with her—Baron Liehenborg. Indignant, she refused to even con sider the proposal. However, lifter a while, when much pressure was brought to hear upon her, she married the Kaiser’s choice. But it didn’t dampen her love for the exiled prince in the least. When the prince returned, the Kais er. thinking all was well now that ,slie had married, the old frienship was resumed and the flume burned more fiercely than ever. All the plotting upon which the Kaiser had prided himself dime to naught. In fact, the situation was even more serious than tieforo the prince’s de parture. Instead of making love to an actress he was wooing openly a married countess. Whispers of scan dal were on every lip in the imperial court. Aguin the Kaiser summoned the prince to his presence. Tills time the interview was more painful. “I command you to sever your friendship with this woman,’’ said the All Highest. “Never,” replied the prince. ”1 1 would sooner die." Thereupon In* was banished for tin* second time from the court and dis missed from the army. Then Baron Liebenberg conveniently died. LAWYER OF KAISER WILHELM, A JEW. Berlin —Dr. Lowenfeld, a Jew, is tin legal representative of the ex-Emperor of Germany, and of the Hohenzollern family. It was he that made an agree ment with the Ebert government about the private possessions of the former ruling house, ami who also represent ed the ex-Kaiser in a trial against a film company which pictured the grand personage un-sympathetically. This ease also was fought successfully by the Jewish attorney. The anti-Semitic papers are quite in dignant toward their former lord for this honor which he be stowed upon a Jew. The following new factories have boon opened in Haifa : A cement fac tory by Mr. Kudrinsky; a lime factory by Mr. Itine: a factory for alluminum articles by Messrs. Kesler and Klim per. Achievments of Orthodox Judaism in America APPEAL MADE TO MEN AND WOM EN TO RENEW THEIR FAITH | AND INTEREST IN TIIE TRADE i tional Religion. "Bring the* Synagog hack to Us plu<*e ns center of Jewish communal lift*.” is the Passover message whieli today was sent out by Charles H. Shapiro, chairman of the '•Pack tt» the Synagog” Movement, which has been launched by the I'nion of Orthodox Hebrew Con gregations of America. Mr. Shapiro appealed to the Jewish men and wom en of America to renew their faith and interest in Orthodox Jewry, and re viewed. the achievements of Orthodoxy in America. Mr. Shapiro outlined the part which the Jew has played in the building of America, and urged that they keep up their traditions of loyalty to their faith and their country. "We hope that this "Pack to the Synagog Movement” will strengthen the faith and give renewed vigor to traditional Judaism in America,” Mr. Shapiro said. "From the earliest days, the ortho dox Jew has played n conspicuous part in the history of America. The first Jewish settlers in New England as well ns in the other colonies, were orthodox Jews. It was an orthodox Jew who as early as KUiS-was permit ted to sojourn, for only forty-eight hours at Hartford in the Connecticut colony. In the Eighteenth Century. Mordecai Marks, a prosperous mer chant in Southern New England, gave much of his fortune to hrlstlnn charities, there being few Jews in tie* colonies at the time. "The mindier of Jews in America at the time of the Revolutionary War was about .'I.OOO. just about enough to fill a good sized synagog. Yet Haym Solomon advanced *OOO.OOO to the new Government and. as was pointed out at the time, did as much? in the realm of finance for the success of American arms, as Washington hud done on tin Held of battle "It was the .orthodox Jew who con tributed surti large numbers in the Civil War, the Spanish American War and in the great World War. "Orthodox Jewish hoys contribut«*d so largely to the Lost Battalion whose achievements brought much glory to American arms. "In art ami science, in manufactur ing and in professions, the orthodox Jew has played an Important part in the upbuilding of America. In school and in college, in civic and communal life, he has done his share. Thru tin glorious pages of the history of Amer ica. runs the inspiring history °f Hie achievements of the Orthodox Jew. "We are now on the threshold of a new phase of Jewish endeavor, to* pro servo Orthodox Judaism, upon which rests tin* future welfare of our faith in America. •Let us join on this Passover in one vigorous effort to bring Ha* synagog back to its pristine glory. I«et it again liecome the center of the lieautiful Jewish communal life. Let us awaken to our responsibility, renew our faith and our spiritual ardor and thus quick en our conscience in the realization that a good Jew is a 1 >etter Ameri can.” POLAND’S RECONSTRUCTION WORK. (By I. J. P. B.) Warsaw. Poland—The following is a fine illustration of tin* Polish gov ernment's reconstruction work. The foundry of Alexunder Gutman, produe ing necessary commodities for the country and employing many workers, was shut down by the military authori ties because its owner is a .lew. Itpon what grounds was this van dal action taken? The government stated that it needed Gutman’s factory for an officers’ automobile school. The liyjiocrisy of this tuny bo seen from the fact that the building is entirely too small for such a purpose, while in the neighborhood there are many factories now producing nothing, which are more suited to the needs of an automobile school. These, however, are owned by Germans not Jews. Recently the Polish government was Interpolated by the Jewish deputies. Grcenhaum. and Farbstein, in regard to the illegal requisitioning of factories ( wiled by Jews. It is doubtful whether this action will bring the desired re sults. So full of race hatred is the Polish ruling class that it would even injure the country’s interests in order to do harm to an individual Jew. Truly, the gods make mail those whom they would destroy. On rumor’s tongue continual slan ders ride. —Shakespeare. Wednesday, March 31, 1920 Israel’s Journey •Long must Is* 111.' - journey. O Israel. jubileo-orowried. long must it t;till eontinuo! llut Uvearied, wearied thou wilt never lx*!,- Si ill in thy na tive strength dost Iftou stand. O in eoniparahle one! Still does the youthful blond flo\t lustily in thy veins! Still awnitest thou with tlio glowing ardor of IxHtle the count less hosts thou wilt In the end mar shal for thy <»od. Nor. having marked the path which thou hast trod, ean we ever doubt thy signal vietory at last. Rejoice, then, in thy natal feast. O Israel and take from us anew our solcam vows to cling unto thee with undying love and faith—forever!? liAVin F.INIIOUN. HENRY DIX GIVES COUNTRY ESTATE AND $100,000 TO Y. W. H. A. FOR SUMMER HOME. Xt»\v York —The country cstute of Henry A. Dix. of Mf. Kiseo, hus been offered t<> the Young Women's He brew Association of New York t'itj to bo used ns u summer home for .Jewish working girls of tllls city. Tills offer was made in conjunction with gifts of SIOO,OOO each* to tin* Federation for support of Jewjsli Philanthropic Societies and tin* Y. W. 11. A., one of the affiliated institutions of Federa tion. The announcement of Mr. nix's gift, was made by Felix M. Warburg, president of the Federation for Sup port of Jewish Philanthropic* Societh*s of New York, thru whom the gift was made. Mr. I>ix inude tin* gift in com memoration of his sovestieth birthday and in memory of his wife, who died recently. The Dix estate consists of twenty seven acres of farm and woodland at Mt. Kiseo. with a large house, cot tages, garage and stables, which, with their furnishings, are to he conveyed to the Young Women’s Hebrew Asso elation. The income of SIOO,OOO is designated by Mr. tyix for the inajn fonahetTof the home. *llh»gift is while contingent upon the raising of $.">0,000 by the Y. \V. H. A. before October 1 for the erection of additional dormi tories and cottages upon tin* estate. Tin* summer house hus Ih*cii a hith erto unrealized dreaui of the Y. W. 11. A., which in its dormitories at »1 West noth street houses 17."> girls each week. A majority of these young women cannot afford a summer vacation in the country mid to pro vide for them the V. W. 11. A. lias for many years endeavored to raise funds for an adequate summer house. Mr. Dix's gift to the Federation is in the form of n trust fund of SIOO,OOO. whose annual income will Ik* paid to Federation. Mr. I>ix is a prominent manufacturer of this city. PRINCE ALI, OF SYRIA, PROPOSES JERUSALEM AS FUTURE SEAT OK LEAGUE OF NATIONS. Jerusalem ns tin* future sent of tin* Leu Rite of Nations, lu»h Ihm*i» proposed in the London Times by Prince All. a leader of Molianiuuilaa Syria, accord ing to a report to the Zionist. Organi zation of America from Its Loiuhui cor respondent. The proposal of Prince All. who is now living in Knghind, is being dis cussed widely by the British press, the report stotos. owiim to the Imminence of the signing of the treaty of peace with Turkey, wh < h will establish a British mandate over Palestine. “Jerusalem has been an internation al center for centuries.’* the Prince de clared in his article. “For almost a hundred years it has been dotted with monasteries, churches, hospitals ami other public buildings under French. Russian, Greek. Italian, British and German protection. These furnish sufficient historical tradition of an international character to make the Holy City desirable as the headquar ters of the League of Nations. ’ PEACE LIBRARRY IN PALESTINE (By I. J. P. B.) Kussel. Germany Mr. Simon Straws Ims established a fund of 10.000 marks for the establishment of a special peace library in Jerusalem. This institution Is to contain all works ancient ami modern, philosophical, historical, or economic that have as their thesis tin* promotion of peace The founder has promised to donate larger sums with the development of this unique library. Mr. Simon Straus luis also advised all those interested in special subjects to follow his example and endow new libraries in Palestine. I hate tile man who builds his name on ruins of another's fume. Gay. New Yorkers Honor Mr. J. Walter Freiberg UNION OF AMERICAN HEBREW CONGREGATIONS PLAN SPIRIT UAL CAMPAIGN IN THE MET ROPOLIS. A dinner given in honor of Mr. J. Walter Frellierg. of Cincinnati, presi dent of the Union of American He brew Congregations, at the Harmonie Club. New York City, March 7. was used as an occasion to outline plans for the advancement of Judaism in the Metropolis. The dinner was ten dered the President of the T'nion l'J a nnmlK-r of gentlemen of that city who are members of tin* local com mittee of the Union. Mr. Charles Hliohl. chairman of the Board of Man agers of Synngog and School Exten sion of the Union, and Itnhhi George Zcpin, Secretary of the Union present as guests of the local committee. Mr. Daniel P. Hays of New York, presided at the meeting and in his opening remarks pointed out that there are at least fifty thousand Jew ish families in New York City whose religious point, of view is in accord with that of the Union. These fam ilies he said, ought to he brought into the liberal synagogs of the city. That Juduism in New York is not being represented adequately on its religious side he deplored, and contended that a representation of Judnism from its philanthropic side is an expression of racial feelings rather than the mani festation of the spiritual emotions. “The religious education of Jewish children in the Metropolis." Mr. Hays continued, "has been woefully neglect ed. We are uslmmcd of the Jewish names among the radicals and among the criminals, hut these people are Jews in race only, not in religion. They have departed from theli faith. The Jews of New York are liberal givers to material causes. They must Ik* edu cated to give liberally to spiritual and educational causes as well. We must he üble to tench the non-Jews that there is another, a more important, than tlie racial side to Judaism. If the race side only is to lie cultivated, then the religious side will die out. Without religion, why should we eon tinne to lie Jews? The address was cotielmled by a stirring appeal to the mciuliers of the committee in which Mr. Hays urged upon them and the nieinlwrs of ail con gregations to supiHirt the rabbis in their spiritual and educational en deavors. The Itev. Dr. Samuel Schulman. rabbi of Temple Betli-El followed, de voting his eloquent address to a plea for a great spiritual revival among the Jews of New York. Dr. Kehultnnn said , that tin* Jews of New York City were like tlie other inhabitants of New York in that their imagination must Ik* kindled. That the revival of the spiritual in terests of the .Tews Ik* effective. Dr.! Schulman said, it must Ik* conducted on a great scale. The danger of lK*iiig too close an imitation of tin* methods of America’s most conspicuous base hall evangelist. Dr. Schulmun realiz ed and warned against any uttempt at imitation. Yet, lie stated, that large halls, like the Metropolitan Opera House, should he engaged for the pur pose and large choruses organized, in order that tlie appenl Ik* made entire ly to the spirit and tlie religious emo tions of tlie Jew which ure merely lying dormant and must and can la* aroused. Mr. Ludwig Vegelstein a member of tin* Board of Managers, spoke of the work that is being done by the Union in New York City. Tlie Ezra School in the Bronx is now educating 000 Jewish children. Two more religious schools under tin* auspices of the Un ion are in tlie course of organization. In order that a larger number of Jew ish men arid women in New York City may become fumiliar with the work of the Union he urged a program of pub licity with regard to the aims and pur poses of the Union. A resolution introduced by tlie Itev. Dr. Joseph Silherman, rabbi of Tem ple Emanuel, of New York, to estab lish a closer organization of Reform Synagogs in New York City was adopt ed and, under the chairmanship of Mr. Daniel I*. Hays, the presidents of the Reform Jewish Congregations are soon to Ik* invited to discuss this proposi tion. 'Miss Dora Berros. of I»s Angeles, Superintendent of the Federation of Jewish Charities, has 1 ceil signally honored by being elected president of The Survey eluh. a pro- j fessional social service organization, i 11011-sectariun in character! PROBGRAM OUTLINED FOR CONSTITUTION GRAND LODGE CONVENTION, B'NAI B'RITH. Will Be Held in Cleveland in May— Colorado Delegates to Attend. Pluiin for the program to Ik* carried out at t Im* quinquennial convention of the Constitution Grand Lodge inven tion. IVnai IVriih, to lie hold in Cleve land, May 0-12. have lx*on adopted by the eominlttee of arrangements. Head quarters will he at Hotel Statler, ami business sessions will Ik* held in the IVnai IVriih huilding. Euclid avenue and E. 71st. street. The program is as follows: Saturday evening. May K. piddle re eeption at Hotel Statler. Sunday morning. May 0. invitation extended by the Temple to delegates and visitors to attend services. Sunday noon, dinner at B’nal IVriih building. Sunday afternoon, formal o|»ening of convention uY IVnai IVrith huilding. Open to the public. Sunday evening,—Delegates will be guests of the Excelsior club for din ner and evening entertainment. Monday. May 10 —All day session for delegates at IVnai IVrith building. Ladies to l»e entertained by Council of Jewish Women. Dinner and after noon entertainment. Monday evening—Musical entertain ment at Hotel Statler. Tuesday. May 11—Session at IVnai IVrith building in the morning. Sight seeing in afternoon. Prominent sink ers at IVnai IVrith huilding in tin* ! evening. Wednesday. May 12—Session in the] morning. Norm dinner at Jewish <ir-. phnn Home with entertainment at Or phan Home in the afternoon. Wednesday evening—Public niemor- , ial service* in the evening* at. the Euclid Avenue Temple. Delegates will ! he speakers. The convention promises to he ont*_ of tlie most im|K»rtant in the history of the order. Colorado’s delegate* to the convention aw*: Milton L. Anfen ger. S. It. Zwetow, D. E. Harlem. Den ver Lodge, und L. IT. Guggenheim, I*u cCTo Lodge. Henry Sachs, Colorado Springs lodge, is an alternate. A Workmen’s Cooperative (Jroup of fourt(»en mcmliers has tills year sown in Kfar Criali (125 dunams with win ter crops; such as: vetch, oats, wheat, barley, lieans. peas, etc. Four mem bers of this group are new-i-omers from Russia. Poland aiul Austria. Tin* earlier produce, vetch and luirlcy. have I teen very successful; nothing can as] yet lie said about the remaining crops, i The group has decided to sow chick peas and kidney-beans as its summer crop. Mrs. <b*orgia Nathan, of Savannah, fin., lias Just celebrated her ItNMli birthday. She comes of a long-lived family, one ef her sisters living to U* ninety five years old, another ninety years old. and her two brothers were in their eighty seventh yeur when they died. Mrs. Nathan celebrated the birthday by holding three receptions during the day. The Mayor's suite pt the Savan nah City Hall was thrown open for an hour for a public reception to Mrs. Nathan, and Mayor Stewart personal ly accompanied her to the City Hall, where he assisted at the reception. • "Moledet” is the new juvenile He brew magazine being published in Pal estine to extend the horizon of the young Hebrew reader by introducing 'to him children’s classics of other lit era t ure. Miss Stella Davidson. Allison School, of Germantown, Pa., in competition with several thousand others, is the winner of the fifty-dollar prize, offered by the Literary Digest "Topics of tin* Day’’ for the best fifty-word paragraph on "Why Teachers’ Salaries Should Re Raised." In addition to the cash prize, the winning paragraph, together with the name and address of the authoress will is* flashed on the sereeu in more 1 than 1500 moving picture houses thro out the country. Max Silberberg. 77 years old. retir ed merchant and former State Sen ator and Representative, died at his home at Avondale, <».. last week. He served two terms each as State Senator und Representative. He was a mem ber of all the Jewish organizations and of tlie Business Men's Club and 1 Chamber of Commerce. He was *i Civil War veteran and for many years j was actively interested in the affair* ct the G. A. U. Gustave Wltkowski. of Savannah. 1 Ga., who died recently in that c'ty. was j a first cousin of Maxmillian Harden, the famoua Berlin journalist. No. 13. News from Here, There and Everywhere RERUN ANTI-SEMITES DISTRI IIITE POLICE CU BS FOR KAPP RRVOM'TION. (By I. J. B.) Berlin — In tin* City Council «»f SclinwnlH'rK. u suburb of Berlin. the .lewish Socialist eouncllniun. Casper, made public tin* fact.that Kunzer. an anti-Semitic momlier of Iho same body, had distributed 1.000 police clubs :i 111014; tin* memliers of his party. The Socialist legislator charged the mill- Seinitos with preparing for a pogrom, and that they were merely waiting for a moment of disorder to carry out their filthy plan. Then. Council man Kun y.cr took tin* floor and stated Unit I lie ( lulls were not meant for pogroms up on the Jews hut only as a defense in case of personal attack. This explanation hardly convinced the Council of its truth and sincerity. The house was moved to laughter by ids speech. Since no lawful mentis against such methods are possible, the Jewish assemblyman declared that he too will distribute several thousand clulis among the meiuliers of his party as a means against personal attack. JEWISH DISABILITY LAW IN CZECHO-SLOVAKIA. (By I. J. P. B.) Prague—Recently a law regulating the licensing of moving picture tlie i)tres lias l>een made public liy the ('aecho-Hlovakian tiovernment. This law enumerates the conditions niK*es- Hiry to obtain a permit for tin* opera tion of such amusement places. It states unite specifically that .lews and all others of an irreputahle past may not is* granted the lUH-essary permit. CONFERENCE OF JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE AND THE LANDSMANSCHAFTEN FEDERATION. (By I. J. P. B.) Tlio Joint Distribution Committee ' tuts aie**dy hold several isinforoiusni with flu* deleguh** of flu* various j Lnndsmunsehaften federations for tin* purpose of uniting and co-ordinating tlielr relief activities with those of other Jewish relief organizations in Aim* rim. As we unilorstuiul. tln* Ijindsnuin schaften domain! representation in tin* Joint Distribution committee. and in Ibo porsonnol sold across tin* Oiiaiu. But, tin* rollof work of tin* Ijindsinnii schafton is so disunitod and disor ganized. that tin* federations them selves havo no control over them. This question, as well as many others of like importance, must bo settled at those conferences before there can Is* a mutual understanding l*otween tin* Joint Distribution committee and the federations. Tile conferences are be ing carried on under tin* leadership of Dr* J. 1.. Magnus, who represents tin* joint Distribution eoinmlitee. Fourteen Jewish fraternal religious and charitable organizations have united in a drive to raise ten thou sand dollars for an addition to the San Francisco building for consump fives at Duarte. Calif. This building is to form an adjunct of the. Sanator ium of the Jewish Consumptives Ke licf A social ion or Los Angeles. The same organization raised so.ooo during the last is months to construct a building for local Jewish tubercular sufferers. The death is announced from Petro grad of the well-known Jewish scholar and social worker. Michael Kulislier. at the age of seventy-two. Kulislier was one of the founders of the Hits siun Jewish pa pel* "Itasviet." He was also editor of •‘Truth” in Odessa, and was the author of numerous urticles on Jewish history and jurisprudence. Mr. Leon Goldberg. a Russian Jew naturalized in West Australia about sixteen years ago. invented an armour ed engine of war which spurted sand or water on the enemy, ami was thus a kind of monstrous mother of the Tank. Kiev newspapers announce that n Jewish Society was recently formed whose object is to work for the regen eration of Russia. In a public pro nouncement issued by the Society it is declared that the Jewish population of Russia has much to gain by the vic tory of order and lilierty in that un happy country. Despite persecution ami terrorism, calumnies and pogroms, the Itussian Jews are determined to l*e true* to tin* ideal of regenerated Russia, for which they undertake to work with ail their might.