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I.O.B.B. The general committee of district No. 1 recently adopted a resolution denounc ing the persecution of the Jews in Rus sia, and suggested agitation through the press, pulpit and public mass meetings, so that the public conscience be quick ened, and our government be induced to take the matter up with Russia. The following circular expresses the policy of the order on that important subject : Dear Sir and Brother: The matters sub mitted by your general committee have had the most careful consideration of the mem bers of the executive committee. It is not necessary to express further our sentiments by resolution. Resolutions heretofore adopted correctly and amply express the feeling of not only the entire brotherhood, but of the entire American people. The question which requires most care ful consideration is, whether from a practi cal standpoint at this particular time or in the near future, in view of the ultimate effect such proposed steps, if taken, would have upon the cause thereby sought to be ad vanced, it were best to follow the sugges tions made by your general committee, and, as outlined in the resolutions adopted by Dis trict No. 1. As to that question, the execu tive committee, with that care which its im portance demands, has duly considered it and the members thereof are practically unanimous in their view that the present time is inauspicious for any proceedings along the lines and in the manner suggested. The judgment of the members is. First: That it is not necessary to at tempt to re-create any sentiment in this coun try by mass meetings, resolutions or other wise, condemning murder and outrages such as have been perpetrated against our co-re ligionists in Russia; that such sentiment exists deeply rooted in the hearts of the American people and has already found ex pression in the Kishineff petition; repetition would weaken instead of strengthen our posi tion. Second: That so far we have not sufli cient evidence to charge the Russian gov ernment itself with responsibility for these later outbreaks, and that therefore any pro testation from any other government would be improper, particularly when at the pres ent time all Russia is torn with disorder and revolt at home and a disastrous war abroad. Third: In view of the position our gov ernment has taken as mediator for peace be tween the two warring nations, it might be embarrassing to our government, and would not be fair to it, to seek to influence it through public agitation to address Russia on this question at the present time, even if it could be induced to do so. Furthermore, we believe that should occasion arise for our government to express its views for the sake of humanity to Russia or any other of the governments of the world, we have a right to feel confident that the justice, wisdom, patriotism, liberality and diplomatic skill of our President and his advisers will evoke the necessary action without a newly aroused public sentiment to enforce It. Fourth: Without making a record of all the reasons, we are of the opinion that such agitation just now would have a tendency to injure the cause of our people rather than to benefit it. Assuring you that the executive commit tee will at all times be ready to exert the influence of our order to its fullest capacity for the amelioration of the condition of our THE JEWISH OUTLOOK people whenever and wherever possible, and assuring you further of the earnest and re spectful consideration of all questions which may come before It, and of its best judgment thereon, it will at the same time have a cau tious regard for the welfare of our order and our people, and will, if possible, avoid com mittal to a course which, in its judgment, in the nature of things, must result injuriously to both. Fraternallv yours, ADOLF KRAUS. Characteristics of the Russian Jew Plenty of material exists at our very doors from which, if we wish to study the type, we can ascertain what manner of man the Russian Jew is. As we know him in this country, he is patient and long suffering, industrious, re spectful to authority and inclined to the ways of peace. Sociologists tell us that as a gen eral thing it is the more energetic and ag gressive members of a race who venture to leave familiar surroundings and incur the hardships and personal inconvenience of emi grating to a country thousands of miles where new wavs are to be learned and an abiding place established among an unknown people. Probably we may assume that the Russian Jew of Russia is at least of a type as inoffensive as the Russian Jew as we have come to know him in the United States, and in this assumption we are given an idea of what a ferocious system of oppression it must have been that has goaded this docile race to the fury they are exhibiting in the Polish cities of Warsaw and Lodz. Out of 561 persons buried at Lodz after the recent collision between the people and troops 343 were Jews. Possibly a lack of the means of self-defense explains the greater number of fatalities among the Jew ish as compared with those among the Chris tian element, but in the accounts that have come to us of the riots they were shown to have made a vigorous resistance, and in Warsaw the Jewish quarters of the city are described as being in open revolt. The resi dents have barricaded their shops and houses and are preparing to sell their lives as dearly as possible. The causes that have led to the present crisis in Russian Poland are seemingly to be looked for in agitations conducted along three separate lines. There is the agitation against the government which has its origin in the national aspirations of the patriotic Poles; the agitation among the • workmen which has mixed motives in patriotism and a desire to relieve industrial conditions and the agitation among the Jews which must be regarded as a national reflex action of the perpetual discrimination to which they are subjected. As mankind in general may be warned to beware the anger of a patient man, so may the Russian rulers in particular be warned to beware the anger of a patient race. In the same degree in which their passive re sistance to their tormentors has been char acterized by resignation and forbearance, so may their active resistance he characterized by desperate effort and almost unbelievable courage.—Detroit Journal. A young preacher, officiating at his first funeral, knew it was customary for the min ister to announce that those who wished should step up to view the remains, but he thought this was too hackneyed a phrase, and said, instead: "The congregation will now please pass around the bier! ’—Scis sors. ALLEN J. READ PRINTING AND ENGRAVING Rooms 5 and 6 Essex Building Phone Olive 609 1617 LAWRENCE ST. “To be Reynier Gloved is to be gloved in elegant and exclusive style.” Sole agents in Denver. 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