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Denver Jewish News Vol. VIII. SCOTLAND YARD HEAD ON JEWISH MATTERS SIR BASIL THOMPSON, FORMER, HEAD OF THE FAMOUS ENG LISH C RIMINAL INVKSTIGA- i TION DEPARTMENT. FINDS THE PlHOTOifflUfc A FLI MSY FORG ERYI f AyEWISII CONNECTION WH|v noofcllEVlSM SPECTRAL, ANI> JEWS NOTION OF THEIR OWN SHREWDNESS EXAGGER ATED. (Copyright, 1022, by Jewish Correspondence bureau.) "As fur buck us 1!H0. I made n careful investigation of flu* so-called Trohicols of tin* Elders of Zion* anti ht'cuiue conviniHHl that they wen* anti- Semitic forgeries." Sir Basil Thomp koii, former Chief of Scot land Vurd. and world-famous ifetectivix who headed the British Government’s light on Bolshevism declared to u represen tative of tin* Jewish Telegraphic Agency). "1 never liellcved in the Protocols." Sir Basil continued; "and I reported the results of my Investigations, that they were nothing more thun an anti- Semitic forgery, to the Government.” Asked what he knew of the Jews ns Aofcihi-vlks, Sir Basil said: "It Is true the Jews play u certain role in the Russian Revolution. Hut this is quite conceivable when we remember that !W% of the population of Russia are illiterate, and that of the remain ing 7a great number are Jews. It is only natural that in the Bolshevist Revolution the men with brains, the intellectuals, came to the surface. And as the Jews of Russia are on the whole better "educated, it was inevit al ilo that they should play a leading role in the revolution. The proper-, tion therefore of Jews among tlie j Communist lenders in Russia is un doubtedly quite considerable. It was: only lately tliat 1 heard u good. j‘*ke; In tlds connection. At a communist | meeting in Km sin the name of Ivhii Ivnnoviteh Petrovltch was called. The presiding commissary asked for his real name. Petrovltch replied; ‘lvan Ivanoviteh Petrovitch.’ The* commis sary impnticn'ly repented ‘I want your real name, your Jewish name,’: ,tnd when Ivan insisted that lin was j a Russian, the commissar remarked ‘Those Russians are getting into every* thing.’ "Jews do not play an important port in the Bolshevik propaganda abroad,” Sir Basil Thompson continued. "In England, those who were cngngnl in Bolshevik propaganda were not Jews, and not even Russians. One of the most dangerous agitators, if I remem ber rightly, was a I>*tt. My. impres sion is that a s rong reaction against the Bolshevik movement can la* oil served everywhere. Look at the Fas cist! movement in Italy. Similarly, although not so pronounced, tills re liction lias spread over the entire Eu ropean continent. This is the pres ent course of events. One of the reasons is. I believe, ’that the Bol shevik gold is exhausted.” "No.” Sir Basil Thompson continued. "I do not believe in an International Jewish conspiracy. There is. of course, a certain feeling off solidarity among Jews, hut this is a natural solidarity that everyone would expect among members of the same race and religion. But to speak, of an inter national Jewish conspiracy with se cret political aims or desires for world domination, as claimed by cer tain anti-Semitic journals, is, in my opinion, nonsense. The English Jew considers himself primarily an Eng* Jislimnn. (It is true that in one question, viz. Czarism. the Jews al ways felt strongly ns Jews). All anti- Zionist Jews whom I met have al ways emphasized that they consider it best for tin* Jew to throw himself en tirely into the life of the country where he lives and to identify him self unconditionally with it.” At this point. Sir Basil, told the representative of the Jewish Tele graphic Agency of a peculiar incident which occurred nlmiit three years ago. "It was reported to me,” Sir Basil related, “that Dr. Leo Motzkin. a prominent Zionist and secretary of the committee of Jewish delegations in Paris, was advocating, 1' Jewish movement in England.' stressing that allegiance to that movement was more important than anything else. 1 sum nioned Dr. Motzkin and told him that England could not afford to, have n new movement which preached non allegiance to the British Constitution. I advised Dr. Motzkin to leave the country. I>r. Motzkin asserted that my opinion was based on Inoorwt re ports. mill lie disputed flip allegation tluit the Jewish national movement which he advocated 1 in any way con flicted with allegiance to (treat Brit a in. We arranged that in* hand me copies of the Speeches he would make while in Kngland. and I must say that his spi*eches bore out his con tention. This incident let tne to dis miss the subject* the Jewish national idea, with a number of prominent Jews in England.” r ' As to whether he had observed any difference, in the proportion or char acter. between Jewish and non-Jew ish criminals. Sir Basil replied: *’As far as the committing of crimes is concerned. 1 think there is no differ ence. We do not gather statistics re garding the religious faith of our criminals, but I lielieve that Jews anil non-Jews contribute about the sapie amount, proportionately. But there is a difference between Jewish and non- Jewish prisoners. I rememlier in one of our prisons we had them divided in four halls, all the Jewish prison ers being guarded in one hall, and ilie non Jewish in the other halls, to make possible the visits of the rabbi, clergyman, priest, etc. to the meuiliers of their respective persuusinns. 'Hie number of applications for ameliora tion. assistance, etc., which the Jew ish prisoners handed flielr spiirtual leaders was considerably greater, in fact at least twice as great as those | by the non-Jewish prisoners. | “Tile Jewish prisoner is easily ( handled,” continued Sir Basil, but he | likes to argue. He likes discussions. | He will never take ‘no* for an answer. ! He has remarkable ingenuity in think : ing** different reasons why a certain I amelioration of his condition or sen | fence should lie granted. And I must say that the Jews are doing very much for those unfortunates who ore | placed behind prison bnrs. I was very | much struck by the efforts of the Jew , ish Board of Hunrdfnns in Isinilon to improve the condition of Jewish pris irimnL It. seemed to me that the Jews ! considered Jewish criminals ns a re flection on the entire Jewish commun ity. and the Jewish community was al ways ready to do everything in its power to help us. They displayed great generosity at all times and we never had difficulty in obtaining tools tor dismissed prisoners or In supply ing them with travelling expenses. “I do not think there is any differ ence between Jews and non-Jews in the capacity of spies. I think the Jew is too prone to think himself unusual ly shrewd as compared with non-Jews, but in ray opinion, tills is exaggerated notion. Their knowledge of languages is frequently very useful. We em ploy a number of officers who know Yiddish. One of them is a non-Jew who studied Yiddish.” Asked for his opinion of thq Zion ist movement. Sir Basil said that the Arab Delegation which came from Palestine to London in order*to lay their claims before the British public lmd repeatedly called on him and ac quainted him with their grievances against Zionism. He had followed the Zionist movement ns an objective ob server. and his impression is that from a historical point of view its perman ency and success would not be assured unless Zionists would be aide to at tract a greater number of tin* wealthy members of their race to their fold. CLAIM 437 CONVERSIONS IN SIX MONTHS; 185 RETURN TO FOLD. Vienna —Statistics published here by ni ins ionary societies here cljtlm 437 Jews have been baptized in the six inontlis ended July, 1022. Simultane ously,, the return of 185 of the Jew ish folo is reported. the majority being children of Jewish converts to Christianity. GALIGIAN JEWS LEAVING VIENNA Vienna —This week the last group of Galician ami Bukowinian Jewish ref ugees will in* leaving Vienna for their homes. About 7.000 persons have been repatriated in this way during the last four months. There are still sev eral thousands such refugees in Vienna desirious of returning to their pre war homes, hut the Joint Distribution eommittee'tuis decided* that this is to be tlve final draft and no further sums are available for transportation pur poses. The repatriation of the 7.000 refugees lias cost the “Joint” about $70,000. The Vienna delegation of the East Galician Jewish National Coun cil is at present negotiating with the Vast European Department of the • Joint" with a view to obtaining a further allocation for the purpose of transferring more of the refuges to their homes. TO ADVOCATE WORLD JEWISH CONGRESS Conference of New York Jewish Or ganizations Will Organize Ameriran Jewish Congress Council. New York —Tin* first stop in tin* di rection} the Jews of America for par ticipating in r.lie proposed World Jewish Congress for Palestine will Ik* taken at a conference of all New York Jewish organizations to he held on- Sunday afternoon, November ‘JO. at the Hias Bldg.. 42.1 Lafayette street. This conference is called by the American Jewish Congress, of which Nathan Straus is president. It Is expected that about SflO or ganizations will take part in litis con. ference. I>r. Stephen S. Wise, chair man of the executive committee of the American Jewish (Cmgress. Nathan Straus. Judge Aaron J. Levy. Joseph Bnrondess. Judge Louis I), (lihhs and other leaders of the Congress move ment*. in America will Im* present to address the conference. As a result of this gathering, there will be organized a Council of New**-York Jewish or ganizations. which in cooperation with the American Jewish Congress will as sume charge of the propaganda for the World Jewish Congress. Similar .conferences and mnss meet ings are Iteing cnjjed in a number of large cities throughout the country, for the purpose of educating the American Jew to the need' of a World Jewish Congress. The ofliciul call sent out by the American Jewish Congress to the New York Jewish organizations, reads in part as follows: The recurrence of anti-Semitic out breaks in European lands, sometimes accompanied by massacres and the persistent violation of the 'rights of our brethren in Eastern Europe, dem onstrate clearly the need of maintain. Jng a N.roug \ineriean Jewish Con gress to *r*.„ k and net for American Jewry, and to is* constantly on the watch to protect the interests of our people. The distinct gains which the Jews of America have achieved through the medium of the American Jewish Con gress in the form of Treaties guar anteeing the rights of our brethren abroad, are constantly in danger of being lost. Governments, which have solemnly pledged to respect and safe, guard the rights of their Jewish citi zens. are in many instances failing to obesrve both the letter and the spirit of their pledges. Discriminations abroad and anti- Semitic attacks at home make it neces sary to summon the Jewish forces in America and •to contralize them in the American Jewish Congit»ss. so that the voice of American Jewry can exert that influence with Governments and Statesmen and public opinion which would preserve the victories won at great cost for our suffering brethren in Eastern Europe, and pre vent the spread of tlie propaganda of racial hatred among us here at home. The making of Palestine into a Jew ish Homeland is now the task of all Jews, and the recent. Zionist Confer ence at Carlsbad Ims decided in favor of calling a World Jewish Congress, which is to become the instrument for rousimA nil Jews to share in the up building of Palestine. The American Jewish Congress has long expressed it self in favor of a Jewish World Con gress. and being a general Jewish hotly not involved hi partisan strife, is in a position, to mobilize sentiment for the World Congress and to rally for the movement all Jewish forces. JEW JEWS IN RED ARMY AND NAVY Moscow —Jews constitute less than two< per cent of the enlistment in the Soviet army, official figure** regarding the proportional representations of the various nationalities show. Jew ish enlistments are 1.9 per cent as against .‘1 per cent Tartar and 9.1 per cent Ukrainians. Small as is the number of soldiers of the Jewish na tionality, it represents an increase over the preceding year, when the Jews) constituted but 0.8 per cent. Jewish participation in the Russian Navy is much more extensive. Jews form 7.3 per cent of the enlistment in the Kaspian. 1 per cent in the Baltic and 5 per cent in the Ukrain ian Division. The Red Army of the Ukraine In cludes 4.7 per cent Jews in the ranks and 2.S per cent in tin* officer’s train ing schools. Analphebltism is non ex. istent among the Jewish soldiers, the ! reports state. Wednesday, November 22, 1922 If Yours Were the Out-stretched Hand If yours wore tin* oiffst retched hand Aim! his the sheltered purse. If yours wore the prim demand And his the answer derse, Tve given all that J, dare; I've nothing more to injure; I know your need hut heed— I must not. hear your prayer"— Ifx you. you who wonta, turn to flod With the patience pnirtyrs know: It’s you, you who w»mld sink *o tlie sod Hacked by your tearless woe: It’s you who would ifionn in monotone “I hud a brother acroisi the sea; I thought lie loved life) tenderly. Hut oil! lie lias foriptteii me; lie lias not heard my*cry." It’s you who would die. If yours were the endless quest And ids the pay parade: If yours were the flight from famine and pest And ids the means to aid: If you were adrift from the certain shore With hob you love and the children she Isire. And lie callously said with a shake of the head. •Too had ! I run help no more” — It’s you who would drink from the cup of care The lees of hitter gall: It’s you, you who would know despair So hltick it holts out all: It’s you who would ‘groan, “Alone! Alone J I had *a brotlieU across the sea. I thouglrf he loved me tenderly. Hut ho. he fins forgotten me: He lius not heard my cry." It’s you who would die. —From S. A. typifth Chronicle. DAVID A. BROWN KETURNING TO AMERICA. Can Find Pure of Mini Only In Workintt far the Srtfffrln*. He Cabin After Tour of Kuiwia. David A. Brown will wail for Ann*** lon on November ml to pinned Into renewed activity on belinlf of Jewish war-BUffererH. In the cable announcing *l»ls in tention he Bays: “After what I have Keen of the suf fering in the Ukraine, L am in no uinnd to sfiend the winter in' Italy. I can find pence of mind only in work for the sufferers* This is the second time that Mr. Brown has abandoned a . planned winter vacation in Italy. The first time was a little over a year ago when he was drafted for the leader ship of the $14,000,000 national ap peal for Jewish war-sufferers, after he had already engaged transporta tion for Mrs. Brown and himself. He will spend the interval in Lon don In connection with the campaign in England for Jewish war-sufferers. PADEREWSKI CONCERT CANCELLED FOLLOWING JEWISH PROTEST. (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) Toronto—lgnore Paderewski, the fa mous Polish pianist/ is not coming to Toronto for a recital, according to Mr. Dokowski, a Polish clergyman here, who has been informed by the pian ist that he may abandon the Ameri can concert tour. Interest centers around this an nouncement because of the storm caused by the proposed recital* follow ing the threat of a section of Jewish population to boycott Paderewski be cause of the pianist's political record in Poland. That Mr. Paderewski Is mindful of the criticism is shown by his letter to Mr. Dokowski, stating that “evil minded men have spread propaganda about the maltreatment of Jews in Poland.” ‘‘lndependent Poland.” he asserts, “prefects all citizens ini an/ equal measure, without regard to' origin or creed, and resurrected Poland will yet be a model of a lew ruled country.” BISHOP LEAVES FORTUNE TO JEWISH FAMILY IN PRAGUE. (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) Prague—A poor Jewish family in herited n large fortune from the American Ca.hollc Bishop Joseph Horowitz, according to reports to the locitfl press here. Bishop Hl>rowitz died in California 33 years ago. lie left instructions that his will should not he opened until 1022. lie was of Jewish origin. ELECTED ATTORNEY GEN. FOR NEW YORK SEVERAL JEWS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. CON GRESSMEN ANSORGE. LONDON AND ROSSDALE DEFEATED. (J. C. I*. Service) Now York. Incomplete returns from various parts of the country In dicate that.’ a number of Jews have won places in the Congressional elec tions or are redlining their places by re-elieflon*. Included among the Jewish Con gressmen are Julius Kahn, Republican. California: A. J. Sabath, l>euiocrnt. Chicago; Emanuel Celler. Democrat. 10th District. Ilrooklyn. defeating his Republican opisment LesteiJ D. Volk: Samuel Dickstein. Democrat, 12tli Dis* triet, defeating Congressman Meyer London, Socialist; Nathan I>. Pearl uinn. Republican. 14th Congressional District NW re-elected; M. Jacobstein, Democrat. Rochester, N. York.; Samuel Democrat, 10th District, New York: Congressman Martin C. Ansorge nnd All>ert B. Ross dale. Representative for the 22nd and 23rd New York District, respectively were prolmldy defeuted. The victory of Alfred E. Smith re sulted in the election of the whole Democratic State ticket. Carl Slier man. u Jewish leader of Buffalo has ls*en elected Attorney General for New York State. BRITISH PREMIER DEFENDS HIS VIEWS REGARDING PALESTINE. Bonar Law. In his election address deals with Palestine In one sentence, declaring that Britain accepted the mandate from the League of Nation)* and can only renounce it by giving due notice to the League. The “rail Mall” Gazette states that Prime Minister Bonar Law’s position with regurd to the Palestine problem is not simple. No solution td the problem at this moment is possible. If Britain should renounce the Man date. Franco would he very glad to accept it. and the millions which Britain expended in Palestine would all go to profit France. Britain, the I’all Mali Gazette says, cannot go back on her word. She must proceed in a legal way. If the mandates are too -burdensome, Britain must inform the League of Nations. The new Govern. nVen!.' ena do uothing which would lower tin* Britisli prestige. The “Evening News” declares that the statement that Arthur Henderson, Jeader of BriUsh -Labor Party, gave to the Jewish Correspondence Bureau should lie a warning to the. Britisli workmen not to vote for Labor candi. dates. The levy on Capital proposed by Labor is a levy in behalf of Pal estine. FASCISTI GOVERNMENT AGAINST ZIONISM. <J. C. B. Service) Rome, —The majority of t.lie num bers of tlvb newly formed Faseistl Government are anti-Zionlstic, their anti-Zionism being not so much a mat ter of opposition to tin* Jews as op position to the British policy. Their Cabinet includes one pro-Zionist. Col onnn Dicesaro. Minister of Posts, who is the ex-Chairmnn of the Pro-Israel, an organization consisting of non Jewish members whose purpose is to aid the Zionists in their attempt to establish a Jewish I National Home in Palestine. SEPHARDIC JEWS REPRESENTED ON ZIONIST EXECUTIVE (J. C. B. Service) Jerusalem—Jospeh Menlias, presi dent of the Jewish Council of Je rusalem. has l>een named a member of the Zionist Executive to Pales ine. Mr. Menlias will represent the Shepardi community in accordance with the de cision to include Palestine Jews in tin* Zionist administrative organs. 50,000 JEWS ADOPT PALESTINE CITIZENSHIP. (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) Jerusalem —It Ik testinmted that the number of Jews to take advantage of the oppor.unlt.v to adopt Palestine citi zenship will exceed 50.000. This until her docs not include Jews who am* reg istered as Ottomans ami who became citizens of Palestine aiutomatically up on the enactment of the Constitution. I,ists of those entitled to vote in the \approaching elections for member:: of the Legislative Council have been posted. Simultaneously it is announc ed that the electoral colleges will meet jaat the end of this month. ASK $35,000 FOR FALASHAS Week uf December IMO Designated Pro-Falasha Week. New York City.—Willi tlie endorse ment of the Central Conference of American Kabhis, the Council of Jew ish Women, and the United Symigog of America, an up pea l is being made by the American l*ro-Falnslm commit tee in behalf of the Falashas of Abys sinia. The program of the Pro-Fataslia committee is not a work b f relief. l»ut one of educational and religious re hahilintion of the Falashas. Schools are to Ik* erected for the children, and normal schools for the training of teachers ami leaders. This educa tional work will include Instruction in hygiene and sanitation. It is proposed to raise $33,000 throughout the United States, through an organized appeal under the direc tion of ltahhi Ephraim Frisch of New York City as Acting Chairman, and Kabhi J. Max Weis of New York City as Director of Appeal. Syuagogs. sis fvrltoods, lodges, fraternal J societies, women's organizations, young people’* societies and religious scliols will de vote the week of Sunday. December 3rd, to Sunday, DtHjcmlicr 10th, to the cauipuign for the Falashas. Dr. Jacques Faitlovitvli has just re turned from Abyssinia, with a mes sage from these 30.000 Falashas. who, until sixty yenrs ago. had thought they were the only group of Jews in the world. He d«»olures that Christ ian missionaries have made great in roads on their numlM>r% ami that the l alashas eagerly await tin* education al assistance that American Jewry alone is prepared to render. The work of Ilr. Faltlovitch that had progressed so successfully, only to» lie interrupted by the recent world war. will now lie placed upon a tinner basis. lion. Mayer Sulzberger is Honorary chairman of the American Pro-Falnslia committee, whose executive commit!t*o includes Doctor flewrge Alexander' Kohut. Professor Alexander Marx of the Jewisihll Theological SeSfinary. Doctor J. Z. Lmiterhuch of the, He brew Union College. Mrs. Harry Stem. lierger. executive secretary of the Council of Jewish Women. Kabhi Elias L. Solomon, president of the United Synagog of America, Mr. Arthur Ixinqiort of New York, and Mr. Harry Schneidernmn of the American Jewish committee. I>r. FaKiovitch Places Four Falasha in Schools New York City.— Doctor Jacques Faltlovitch, who has been directing tin* worldwide movement to rehabili tate the Falasha Jews in Abyssinia, religiously :vf,d educationally. declar ed in an address in this el!y tlmt In* has placed four Falasha youths in schools in Europe and Palestine. With the support of the Pro-Falslin com mittees in America and elsewhere, he is planning to establish Kciaools in various centers of tin* Falasha popu lation. and to prepare teachers to carry on this educational work. CHINESE HONOR JEWISH U. S. JUDGE. (.T. C. B. Service) ShangaJii.—The Chinese Government lias conferred upon Mr. FVrno .1. I Sehulil. former Commissioner of the United States Court for China, the fifth class of order of the Chialio, for distinguished services rendered to the Government. 1 Mr. Sehulil sat on the local bench lat the United States Court for three | years, retiring in June last. The local | American Chamber of Commerce has also presented him with a testimonial eulogising his services in upholding 'the best of Aerican traditions, j Mr. Sehulil while not an ardent ! communal worker, has contributed to , tlie Jewish local institutions of which j lie is a member. ALTERNATE BETWEEN STUDYING AND BEGGING. (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) Moscow —Stmlyiup part of the day and tapping the rest of the time lias become the practice of most of the students in Russia, whose suffering are probably unequalled in the his tory of civilization. I'nsuccessful in their efforts to find employment, and loathe to give up their studies, ever increasing numbers of students have taken to street begging. To relieve the situation, the Joint Distribution Committee has assigned SSOOOO for he feetlTug of students) at KiclT and Odessa, while the American Relief Adminis ration is feeding 2.000 at Odessa and providing fod and gar ( incuts for 1.500 in Kieff. No. 47 MR. JACOB GIMBEL SUCCUMBS AT 72 Was President of Philadelphia Fed eration of Jewish Charities, Which lie Founded, Atlantic City—Jacob Gimbel. oldest of the six brothers who control the Gindiel. Brothers chain of department stores, died at ids home at Atlantic city, after an illness of several months. With him when he died were hi* live brothers. Isaac and Louis Gimhel, head* of the New York stores, and !>unlel t Kills and Charles Ciudad of Philadelphia and Milwaukee stores. Jacob Giinlsd was ls»rn in Vincennes Ind.. on Sept. 2d. 1850. His early biisiuess training was acquired with ids father. Adani Gimbel. With the hitter's death. Jacob became the head of the house and the President of the Philadelphia store, which kept under its control the Milwaukee store. The New York store was a separate com pany. but In all the Gimbel affairs the word of Jacob was final. He was ntTectlioimtely known as the "Judge” to ids brothers? partly because of his height and erect carriage. Mr. Gindiel was never married. He found interest outside of his business in charitable work, and for ten years was President of the Federation of Jewish Charities, which he founded. OOVER AND MILLER AT NEW BETH ISRAEL CORNERSTONE LAVING. (J. C. B. Service) Now York —Representatives of the Federal, State and municipal govern ments Joined in the laying of the cornerstone of the new Ileth Israel Hospital, a sixteen story building now in const motion at. Livingstone Plat* iK'tween Sixteenth and Seventeenth streets. The speakers include# hert C. Hoover, Secretary of Cow inerce; Gov. Nathan I* Miller. Corpor ation Counsel John I*. O’Brien, who spoke b the absence of Mayor Hy lan: Bird 8. Color. Commissioner of Public Welfare: Arthur Lehniun. pres ident) of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropic Societies; Colonel H. A. Guinzhurg, chairman of the I’nitcd Hospital Fund; Isaac L. Phillips, chairman of buildidg committee, and Joseph 11. Cohen, president of the lion, pital. The chairman was I>r. Louis J. Ladln. Governor Miller said that the de velopment of Betli Israel Hospital from lowly lieginnings was an evidence •of the contribution that the immi grant lias made to America.” Colonel Guinxhttrg said that a ro ll nt deficit of SIOO,OOO was, made up by the Directors out of their own pockets. JUSTICE LEHMAN RE-ELECTED (J. C. B. Service) Xew York —Justice Irving Lehman. Democratic nominee for the Supreme Court. First District was re-elected with the City ticket which won) with Alliert E. Smith. Justice Lehman was entered as -Democratic-Republican.’* Morris Koenig was elected as a Goo. ltul Sessions Judge. HONGKONG JEW PRESENTS HOSPITAL TO CHINESE. (Jewish Telegraphic Agency.) Shanghai. China.—Tin* Peak Hos pital with its contents.valued ut SIOO,- 000 has lwen purchased by J. E. Joseph Hongkong, and leased to the Colonial Government, at a nominal rent, on condition .that the hospital is maintained in its present 1 form. It was Mr. Joseph's wish to turn over the property obsolutely to the I colony, but .in view of the fact that the proposed nursing home and Kow loon Hospital will he available in a I few,’ years, it lias been decided by agreement with Mr. Joseph that he should have the opportunity of later reconsidering the form which his gift to the cvdony should take. ROUMANIAN CONSTITUTION TO PROTECT MINORITY RIGHTS. Special Reference to Jews. nucha rest— Incorporation of the minority rights clauses In the Consti tution was decided upon by the com mission drafting the new Roumanian Constitution. The guarantees are I those required by the Peace Treaty and agreed to by Premier Rrabano. lit is learned that the draft of the constitution contains special reference to the safeguarding of the rights of I the Jewish minority.