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The Jewish outlook. (Denver, Colo.) 1903-1913, August 05, 1904, Image 4

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policy of Nicholas 1. The whole expanse
of land from the sta of Okhotsk on the
one hand and Korea and Manchuria on
trhe other, along with its coast line, came
into the possession of Russia, and the
hold of the empire on its eastern terri
tories' was secured once for all. For, as
Nicholas I. said on hearing that in 1849
Admiral Nevelsky had planted the Rus
sian flag at the rn< utli of the Amoor,
‘Where once the Russian flag has been
hoisted it must never be lowered again !’
“There was no special plan adopted
for this wonderful progress through two
continents. Jt ch voloped itself under
the pressure of circumstances and the in
fluence of that best of guides—instinct.
Cossacks, traders and settlers spread
over the plains of Siberia and the step
pes of central Asia byway of that river
system which is Siberia’s greatest oppor
tunity and her best chance for the at
tainment of a wonderful degree of pros
perity. The ultimate, object of this ex
pansion was that Russia was always seek
ing for an outlet to the open sea. Dur
ing these hundred years Russia has de
voted herself to developing the inex
haustible natural wealth of Siberia, but
as yet with no great success, compara
tively speaking. We are now in posses
sion of a great empire which extends
from the Ural mountains to the Far
East and covers an area of nearly 5,312,-
000 square miles, i. e., about forty-four
times as large as Great Britain and Ire
land. But it must be borne in mind that
these figures are merely approximate.
The population of Siberia, as given by
the last census, is nearly 6,000.000. The
population of Siberia includes many
thousands of Catholics, Protestants and
'.Tews, and a greater munber still of Ma
hometans and heathens.
“Nobody in Russia has ever attempt
ed defining ‘spheres of interest’ and
‘spheres of influence’ in China; the work
of partitioning China, is left entirely to
the English House of Commons, which is
always so ready to uphold the integrity
of Celestial empire. Russia’s Asiatic
possessions have a splendid future before
them. The country is well known to
abound in mineral wealth. In the old
days of undeveloped communications
and a primitive state of industry the
trade of Siberia with Russia amounted
to some $60,000,000 to $70,000,000 an
“Practically all the towns of Siberia
are trading centers, but. after Vladivo
stock and Irkutsk, this is especially the
case in western Siberia. It is only now
that, thanks to the railway, Siberia is
coming into close material contact with
European Russia. The natives, number
ing nearly 2,000,000, the Russians, Poles,
Finns and Germans, enjoy the advan
tages of museums, schools and theaters
built for their instruction ; Tomsk prides
itself on its university. In short, Si
beria is in full swing and only needs
more of the creative force of capital to
attain to a marvelous development of her
possibilities in the spheres of trade and
“The conclusions we have arrived at
are that in the past Russia has rendered
enormous services to mankind in keep
ing in check the barbarians of Asia, and
finally, through incessant strife, by
breaking up their empires: that Russia’s
expansion in Asia was and is an instinc
tive movement boding peace, it is a nat
ural peaceful development, which be
sides Russia is to be found in two more
cases only: China and the United States:
that it is useless to oppose Russia in
Asia and greatly preferable to associate
one’s self with her in her policy; ob
stacles may be raised in Russia’s path
at all points, but the force of circum
stances will in the long run sweep them
all away.”—Jewish News.
Last week Kin" Victor Emmanuel
paid a visit to the Synagogue at Ponte
Quatette Capi. His majesty conversed
at length with the chief rabbi, who
showed him round the beautiful build
ing and explained to him the different
inscriptions. In reply to a vote of
thanks for having visited the Synagogue
the King replied that he felt perfectly
happy among them, and therefore no
thanks were due him. Tie spoke of his
travels in Palestine, where he had vis
ited many Jewish temples, but there he
said he had found the synagogues and
people alike heavy and sad. So different
from his present visit, where all was
bright and full of light. He then asked
whether the Jews kept up their Hebrew
and were able to speak fluently, and the
rabbi said that-he was afraid the Jews’
knowledge of Hebrew was on a par with
the Italians’ knowledge of Latin. The
King, smiling, replied, “Well. I suppose
the antique only remains to be revered
partly with and partly without under
standing.” On leaving, his majesty re
ceived a perfect ovation.
MARKET WHY—The Prices of Course
Always open for inspection to all the People. You will always find
J. D. MILLER’S Market up-to-date and correct in Quality.
Cor. Fifteenth and Arapahoe.
4 per cent, on Savings and Time Deposits.
Capital and Surplus, $135,000.00
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Pres.: Geo. Richardson. Vice Pres.: W. M. Mar
shall. Cashier: J. V. Cockins. asst. Cashier.
Telephone 4443.
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hot house vegetables a specialty.
Fresh Vegetables received daily.
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best ever
by taking the
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Leaving Denver at 2:15 this after
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9:35 next morning, making imme
diate connections with fast trains
for ST. LOUIS.
No other line offers better facili
ties to visit the WORLD’ FAIR.
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