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Tin* first Reform Jewish t'onflriua
tion to be hold in flic* Stale of South
Itaanta took place in Sioux I'alls on
Sunday. Juno I—Hi. Rabbi S. J. .
Schwab delivered the address ol' wel
come to a congregation which com 1
1 ktcly filled tlie Temple. j
Scliachno Isaacs, formerly iustnn*-
tor in psychology in the University of
< 'incinuuti. lias been appointed iustruc.
■ tor in the psychology department of
.loliUH Hopkins University. Mr. Isan« s
1 now Is in Paris, where he ha- hecn
j studying for the last year.
Hnniucl Itosenblatt. 10 years old. son
of Cantor Josef Rosenblatt. graduat
ed from City College «i< tin* highest
in his class. lie received the honor
ary degree "magim cum laude,” head
ed the list of those elected to l'lii
Beta Kappa, and received medals for
greatest excellence in Katin. French.
Spanish, (lernmn ami oratory.
Mr. Rosenblatt. has distinguished
himself in college, thru his oenys. as
a scholar and philosopher. lie speaks
fluently seven languages: is well-ac
quainted with tin* Hebrew literature,
the Talmud and the ancient lore, lie
is very much interested in Jewish ac
His present intention is to study law
in Columbia, and specialize in interna
tional law.
Mr. Edward Bok. former editor of
••The Ladies’ Home Journal." recently
turned over to a hourd of trustees
the stun of JjiJOO.OOO. the interest of
which, $10,000, to constitute an an
nual prize, to be known as "The Phil
adelphia Award." to 1h« given to that
nj blent of Philadelphia who. during
the preceding year, shall have done
an net or rendered a service best cal*
ciliated to advance the largest inter
ests of Philadelphia. In the event
that there has been no signal service
to warrant the award the $10,000 prize
is to l»e awarded, in tin* form of a
scholarship, to tin* ten foremost educa
tional institutions, among them the
National Farm School.
How far from the truth was the
speaker who said recently. "Men call
national selfishness, patriotism"?
Judge Hugo Pam on Euro
pean Jewish Conditions
Altho there are some spots in Eu
rope where suffering and needs con
tinue intensely ami tho there are many
perplexing anil vexatious problems
confronting the vurious peoples and
countries of Europe, I believe that
{.lowly and steadily an improvement
and a settling process is going on
and I ani optimistic as to the future.
Thus, I believe Poland will be a
vibrant, strong nation teeming witli
the consciousness of national life, and
that is the impression I got from my
investigation there. Czecho-S'lnviilf a
has a great future, is patterning many
of its institutions after our own. and
the progress and growth in strength is
apparent. The smaller nations of
Kstlionia. and Lithuania are
striving hard to realize n permanent
nationality and of tty'se the Lithuan
ians have in my judgment been most
successful. Germany, Austria and
Hungary will slowly emerge ami get
on their feet.
Everywhere one feels Hie gratitude,
encouragement and inspiration given
to them by America and everywhere
they are grateful to the American
It cannot be emphasized too much
regarding the needs and sufferings of
tiie Jewish poor, including thousands
of refugees, up well as the needs ami
sufferings of non-Jews in the various
countries I visited, especially in Pol
and. They all need help from the out.
side, for they ure all in a sad plight,
ami that thru no fault of their own.
hut because of the hurricane of tile
' world war.
The help that comes from these
United States to these newly mid puf.
feting people in various places is ef
ficiently, carefully, safely and with
certainty administered uml distribut
ed among those in need. The Ameri
ca us at work on the ground, us well
ns the people from the various hA'uli
ties who work with them or along!
similar liiuG«nre most scrupulously
mid conscientiously doing the work
which I-* saving tho lives of large
masses. Those who give for relief
in tills country cun fw*l sure tliut
every cent helps to save lives there.
It cdiould lie borne in mind that the
people who are being helped ore not
professional lieggars or tramps, they
are not drones or undeserving, they
are worthy men. women and children
who love their families and a home,
they are God-loving and God-fearing
people. They are not guilty of bring.
J ing distress upon themselves, hut are
I the innocent victims who were caught
in the midst of the horrible hurricane
of the world war and its aftermath.
These people are willing and anxi
ous and ready to work in order to
provide for their families and them
selves. hut many find tliar impossible
Ik •cause of the after-war conditions.
The people of America must keep
their hearts open to the needs and
cries of these people in want, and
must give them help as the grentevt
service to humanity anil civilization
which starvation and destitution im
As far as the Polish Jewry is con
cerned, I found that the conditions
are better than I expected to find, or
than they were portrayed-to me. Tin*
| same is true of the Roumanian Jewry.
| n I tho there is great misery and suf
fering in both time countries which
takes in masses of Jews but which,
however, is not peculiar to them, hut
includes also masses of other creeds.
There are in those countries still
problem* to Ik* solved. lUld in some
instances the Jew still suffers becauso
he is a Jew. lint, conditions liuve im
proved and the outlook continues to
lie brighter and brighter*
One thing every American should
Know above all and that is. that to
day there are hundreds of thousands
of Jew)* in Kounmrila and in Poland
wlio are fugitives front While Russia
and rkrainin. where intolerable con
dition}! caused them to seek shelter in
these two countries.
Tin* stay of tin* masses of Jewish
refugees who find an asylum in Rou
nuiiilu and Poland in the very nature
of tilings in those two countries is on
ly temporary. The conditions under
whuli they were allow.-! to enter in
to those* countries while fleeing from
White Russia and rkralnia were that
their stay could only b- temporary on
account of the lack of lionising, luck
of food, lack of industries. lack of
work or means to work a nil because
|id tin* general after war conditions in
those countries.
Thus it was that we found hun
dreds of thousands of these Jewish
refugees housed in miserable hovels
and shelters, enduring untold suffer
ing and hardships. Human words
cannot describe the absolute destitu
tion in which these people exist and
how they suffer. As you see the
masses of these unfortunate refugee.*,
as you witness their woe anil despair,
i s you see them in rags, shabbily
clothed or practically naked for want
of clothing, as you sec the little chil
droll In their motliors’ arni* mul the*
mothors struggling at the sacrifice of
their own lives to keep tho little ones
alive, you forgot all except that they
should be helped.
When you talk to them, when you
mingle among them, when you look
iuto their sufferings, their past lot.
when you learn from their lips of
their heart yearnings, of their views
ami aspirations, you find that they
are actuated by a burning desire for
an opportunity for their dear ones and
for themselves, tlmt they wait, hope
end pray for a elm net* to work and
live under conditions Unit permit them
to hope for permanent homes, security
and real happiness.
When there appear in reports of
Congress, or in alleged re|Mirts of ex
perts, charges that 05 per cent of a
large majority of tliis immigration is
undusirahle, those who have seen
these refugees, those who have made
a thorough investigation and know
'the facts, will all unite with me in
attesting that such reports are based
upon outward information and upon
a lack of knowledge mid understand
ing of tluf:e people and their condl*
t ions.
After my investigation, I will have
no hesitancy in presenting to *tlu* in ;
forested and proper I'nited States gov
ernment officials ami to the proper
committees of the I'nited States Con
gress and Senate, under solemn oath,
if mini he. incontrovertible facts to
dis|N*l tin* false alarms and charges
which have l»eeu raised directed
at these people.
Under the rags and shabby clothes,
behind tin* countenance which shows
the struggle with starvation, misery
and want during and since the world
war, there are sterling characters,
pure hearts ami people who are wor
thy of getting an opportunity and u
helping hand.
If the public at large would only
know of the conditions and ordeals
of these refugees, a strong public
opinion would at once he created for
a more liltcrnl. just, cuqitnbie immi
gration law.
I yield to no one in my desire to
preserve free from vicious, dangerous
and unhealthy alien accretions and in.
finences both our country and our
institutions, hut it is liecause of this
desire as an American 1 feel it neces
sary tlmt my fellow citizens know the
truth and the actual facts about these
people and to Imve every one know
and fully realize that these refugees
are not of such accretions or influ
en<T*B, but when known and understood
will iu all fairness and justice come
under the head of desirable acquisi
tions for our citizenships.
Some of these people go to Argen
tina. some to Mexico, some to Canada
soma to Far-off Australia and some to
I’a lest i lie. Those who have their
hearts and mimls turned towards this
country are practically all people who
have their kin here among our Amer
ican citizenry. Those*who are turn
ed for our shores are principally those
uho seek to reunite members of their
dispersed families ami to reknit their
home ties.
Tho Hebrew Sheltering and Immi
grant Aid Society of America, for
which 1 matte a tour in Europe. is not
encouraging or stimulating immigra
tion to the United States, hut the ef
forts of its entire machinery, whero
over It functions, an* directed toward
enlightening those who are determin
ed to get away from their present
insecure, uncertain, temporary shelter
and make a permanent home with
their kin hen* regarding their journey
and undertaking.
In turning to this home of their
relatives, they seek to Join them here
and establish a home here because
they know this Is tin* country iu which
the institutions ami ideals guarantee
to them as well as to those here be
fore them full security of life, real
liberty and a medium of happiness.
We find that both tin* Jews and non-
Jews. wlu>, because of their lot, de
sire to conic to tills country, are ex
ploit'd on all sides and practically
thruout their entire trip, unless prop
erly advised and guided. Excessive
charges on all sides, including that of
the steamship lines, unhealthy sur
roundings and other impositions lie.-el
these people on all sides, and against
this we sock to protect them.
Our Society seeks and wishes to re
unite broken up families and to bring
all worthy nn*nilx*rs to the home and
finable iu this country.
We seek to bring the mother to her
loving children, who In this country
are anxious, willing and aide to pro
vide for her.
We seek and do effectively discour
age those from coming here who have
no anchorage here for we are inf cr
ested in this our own home anil conn,
try as well as in tin* worthy, suffer
ing refugees whose kin are* hero, anxi
ously praying and waiting for them.
In memory of the late Mr. mid Mrs.
Hernhard Schweitzer, a marble (stair
way has Ih*oii given to the new Pacific
Hebrew Orphan As.vlniu at San Fran
cisco It will cost $7,000. The donors
are the four 'laughters of the tie
cedents. Mrs. S. W. Elirmaii. Mrs.
Leon GuggeulicJm. Mrs. Marcus Kosh-
Uml and Mrs. Samuel Steinfel of Ne"
York city.
Splendid Use of the
Hirsch Millions
For more than half a century the
name of Hirach has boon world-fa
mous—a synonym of dazzling wealth
mid no loss splendid philanthropy.
Who lias not hoard <»f tlio Hirscli
foundation and trusts, with its hun
dreds of colonics' institutions operat
ing to 4ako Jews out of persecuted
zones and settle them on the land?
flow many thousands of Jews of all
nationalities owe their start in life
or tlieir present prosperity to the
munificence of the one man who set
himself the gigantic task of devoting
his vast wealth to the uplifting of
persecuted Jewry in all parts of the
world !
As in the story of the Rothschilds,
the Ilirst'ii fortunes were founded by
a forliear who was educated for the
Itabldimte, but who discovered that
the bent of Ids genius was towards
eommuerco. Old Auschel Rot lis«-liild
would no doubt have made a good
theologian, hut he lieeamo more sue
cessful as a dealer ia coins and curi
osities. So
Jacob Ilirsch.
hern in 17C>1 at Konlgshufeu. near
Wurzburg, turned from tin* Yeshlva to
enter the counting-bouse in a narrow
lane behind the Wurzburg Cathedral.
Here the foundations of the Hirscli
fortunes were laid. He lieeame Royal
bavarian Court Ranker. being the
first Bavarian Jew who was allowed
to ncquire landed property in the
I (kingdom. For a mere song, as tli.
saying goes. In* acquired the Itotteu
dorf projierty from tlie Franciscan
monks, at a time when ecclesiastical
estates were threatened with confisca
tion . But 111 the year ls<Mi. the Jews
of Wurzburg were subjected to a per
M*eutlon wliicli compelled Jacob
Ilirsch to emigrate* to Munich, where
lie was denied tin* rights of u citizen.
Nevertheless he prosfiered greally. and
iiitho ids status was that of an alien,
humiliating fart did not prevent
him raising and maintaining at Ins
own cost a battalion of Infantry in the
struggle against Napoleon. These and
other services were in due course res',
ngni/.cd by tin* authorities: he wus
freed from Jewish disabilities and
raised to the hereditary Adehdam! by
King Maximilian Joseph I. At the
same time lie was rendering eminent
services to ids co-religionists. He
founded several synagogs and schools,
and a fund for augmenting the stip
ends of underpaid rabbis. He was a
pillar of orthodoxy.
Jacob Hirscli died In IS4I leaving
three children. Ills second son. Jo
seph succeeded Ids father as Court
Tanker, and his enterprise gave- a
great impetus to the financial and
commercial bouse which in* founded.
He became one of tin* merchant
princes of Bavaria, in the year l«SOb,
King Louis 11. raised him to tin* here
ditary Freilierrstaud. or baronage. In
recognition of “Ids fidelity to the
throne and in acknowledgement of Ids
many useful works." He had seven
children, tin* eldest of whom was
Baron Maurice I>e Hlthcli,
*the greatest of modern philanthrop
ists. whose name will live for ever
in tin* annuls of Jewry. Maurice* V
Ilirsch inherited wealth and public
spirit from both sides of his family,
for his mother was a Wertheimer, a
family famous for rabbis mid court
bunkers in the ltlth and 17ih cen
turies. Joseph Ritter von Wertheimer,
of Vienna, was Ids mother's cousin
Maurice de Ilirsch received u sound
commercial education, with which
was conjoined tin 1 best religious in
struction obtainable, lxl< special tu
tors being riiacliatn Bcrmi.vs and Dr.
Bar, of Hamburg. Tin* latter prepar
ed a German translation of the Tep
liillali for Maurice and liis brothers.
Thus the foundation of Ilirsclfs later
Jewish activities was well and truly
laid in Jewish instruction. His edu
cation finished, he passed some time
in his father’s counting-house, and
then, while little more than u lad. he
engaged in tin* cattle trade on his
own account, lie forsook both busi
nesses to enter tin* banking house of
r.ischoffshclni and Ooldsmidt of Brits
sols. He laid previously married Sen.
a tor Bieshoffsheim's daughter, Clara,
whose names lives today in Knglnnd
in the Convalescent. Home at Hamp
stead. He soon became tlie
Master Mind of the Bunk,
and now licgnu those gigantic enter
prises which laid the foundation of
his enormous fortune. One of Ills
first coups was the purchase of tin*
assets of a bankrupt Brussels bank.
Me wn.s fortunate enough t<r discover
among the assets a concession for a
Turkish railway. It became a mine
of wealth to Idm. and led to Ids
establishing a bank at Constantinople,
and to further railway enterprises in
Austria, tin* Balkans, and Russia. IBs
Oriental railways alone are said to
have netted him a fortune of nearly
toil millions sterling. Tlie bulk of
these profits lie invested In various
enterprises which produced further
millions; l'or lie possessed a Napol
eonic genius for finance.
Reference’hus been made to the Rnt
tendorf estates which bis grandfather
had acquired. Here he gained an ex
poriencc «f boot sugar refining which
led to his eiiftmrking in the manufac
ture of sugar on a largo scale In
France. On the ocacsion of the great
copper crash he bought up enormous
quantities of the depreciated mc.tul,
wideh later on he was able to sell at
(ii htilous profit.
liut we arc delaying too long our
story of the true romance of his life,
which consisted not in his acquisition
of Monte Christo millions, hut in the
charitable use which he made of thorn.
Already while Ilrug in the Hast, where
lie was struck by tin* appalling misery
of his coreligionists, he set to work
to alleviate their condition. Almon
ers were appointed by him to travel
on missions of inquiry and mercy.
Vast sums of money were placed at the
disposal of the
Alliance Israelite I'niverselle.
(hi two occasion lie handed the Al
liance a million francs, and the man
agers had carte, blanche to draw upon
him for uuy sums they might require.
During the Russo-Turklsh war lie es
tablished and maintained hospitals for
the combatants on both sid**s. In 188*.»
lie had given twelve million francs for
the poor Jews of Galicia. In lsttct,
when he had settled in London, he
gave £-10.000 to the uitslicnl and oth
er charities of the metropolis. When
his ouly son died, the latter's racing
►tud was sold for £12.000, and the pro
ceeds were distributed among English
charities. His own turf winnings in
Kngland were always similarly di*-
tributed. It was on the death of his
sou that lie cotiocived the ideu of as
sisting the Russian Jews on a great
scale, tho he had lieen actively en
gaged years lieforehand in devoting
vast stuns of money for the benefit
of his persecuted co-religionists.
In the year 1885 he drew up a vast
scheme for the promotion of educa
tion in the Russian t’ale of Settle
ment, ami he offered the Idas
sin n Government 2.000,000 pounds
sterling for the purpose, llut. us the
negotiations fell thru, he was forced
to recognize that the only hope for
Ids oppressed brethren was in flight
from their native lands and this turn.
Hi his attention to emigration schemes.
Tints there grew up the
Jewish Colonization Association,
which aimed at promoting the emigra
tion of persecuted Jews to Argentina
and other Western lands, and laid tin*
foundation of the famous Ilirscli col
onies. As lie himself said. siieaking
on the subject in the Council Room of
the rnited Syiuigog: 'lt lias lieen
said of the Jews that they do not
make good and useful citizens, and
that they are nothing hut traders: I
want to prove that assertion untrue
Argentina has been selected as a laud
hi which to form Jewish colonies con
sisting of pcrsecutHl refugees, and I
have asked mj* agents only to select
those who are likely to make g«H«d col
onists. In this way we will endeavor
to help the scheme on to success. Of
course. I know it is impossible to r«*-
move the whole of the Jewish impu
tation from Russia.'
Many ninny columns of the Jewish
World, many whole issues of the
paper even, would he needed to re
late the history of the colonies In Ar
gentine. in the United States, and in
Caiiuda : not to speak of his numerous
other Is'iiefaetions ill the Austro-Hun
garian Empire and other countries.
We cun only sum up by saying of his
work in the words of a Roman eelrhul
organ: "History lias thitherto not
shown us any instil net* of such un
bounded benevolence." —Jewish World
Law-lug—The first prize iu the an
nual I/iwxoii literary contest of 525
was awarded to 11. E. Hcgelln for an
essay entitled "Tennyson and Evolu
tion." The judges selected for this
contest were l’rof. Milton Simpson of
Kalamazoo College. Prof. S. F. Gin
erieli of the Univervity of Michigan,
and Thomas M. Johnson of Geneva,
jtow York, correspondent for the New
York Tiuuii and a contributor to the
Outlook. This contest was establish
ed b.v a friend and classmate as a
memorial to George E. Ixiwsoti \S2.
who died February 15. R*lo.
• Mr. Scgelin is a Junior in the
Science department of the College, and
is very prominent In the religious and
educational activities of tlu* Jewish
community in Lansing.
Mr. Scgelin i,- a graduate of the
Enron IH* Hirsch Agricultural Sclusd;
while he was there lie edited the
school pniHT. the "Record."
The Hebrew University Library in
Jc ru sale in has lately received Iho
cases of hooks from Ilerlin and fifty
from America. The Raron Ginzburg
Library has lteen promised to the na
tional collection. and arrangements
liave already been made with the
Soviet to allow it to lie taken out of
' Seymour L. Lee. of Memphis, de
parted this life on the 13tli ult.. at the
age of 7'd. Mr. las* had beep in the
tobacco Inkiness in Memphis for over
CiO years. He was secretary of the.
Federation of Jewish Charities and at
one time, a trustee of the National
Jewish Hospital. Mr. Leo was very
active iu the B'nat B’ritli.

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