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FOREIGN England. The annual conference of the constituent societies forming the Jewish Literary Union took place recently in I-omlon. The pro ceedings commenced on Saturday morning with a special service ot the Central syna gogue. whilst the greater part of Sunday was devoted to discussion of various matters of literary interest, the meetings being held at the Hotel Great Central. At the opening session, on Sunday morning. Dr. M. Fried lander. die chairman (principal of Jews’ college), welcomed the delegates, who num bered some hundreds and came from all parts of England. The annual report was presented by Mr. I.ucien Wolf, the presi dent, who pointed out that thirty-nine socie ties were now enrolled representing almost every important section of the Jewish pop ulation of the United Kingdom. At the af ternoon session it was resolved that the union should co-operate with the Jewish Historical Society in collecting, examining, and preserving the extant records and arch ives dealing with tin* early history of Jew ish communities in the British Empire. In the evening a large and representative gath ering assembled at dinner, in proposing "health to the Union of Jewish Literary So cieties.” the chairman said that the Jewish community in England, lagged behind those on the continent. There was a time when every synagogue was almost, a literary so ciety and thi' task of the union was in a measure to bring back the old state of things, to preach a sort of literary epicurian ism by calling into play the intellectual fac ulties of the community. Sir Philip Magnus, the newly-elected president, responded and Prof. .1. H. Hollander of the Johns Hopkins University, also spoke. He said that in the United States there was no exact counter part of the union. He doubted whether in that geographical area il was possible, but there were two organizations, the Jewish Publication Society and the Jewish Chautau qua Society, which were in a measure en deavoring to do similar work. New masses had arrived with economic resources and with artistic possibility and incorporating that mass of newly arrived Jews into the body of American Jewry wa- the confront ing proldi m. The Tokio correspondent of the London Telegraph quotes an officer who has re turned from Manchuria as saying that Gen eral Linivitcli's troops were greatly de pressed by the news of the disaster to Ad miral Rojestvensky’s fleet. The officers have become indifferent and the men do not conceal their distaste for their duties. All the Poles and Jews, in the army, says this correspondent, are practically mutinous. When scouting they prefer loafing in the vil lages to advancing toward the enemy’s lines. Whenever they find an opportunity they throw up their hands and surrender. Russia. St. Petersburg.— The governor of Odessa has issued an extraordinary proclamation which, when posted in the city, may have the effect of increasing the already bitter feeling against the Jews among the troops and more ignorant classes of the population. The governor says he has received a num ber of anonymous letters denouncing per sons as Socialists and revolutionaries which he entirely ignores, believing that in most cases these communications were inspired THE JEWISH OUTLOOK by motives of personal vengeance. The proc lamation continues: “Letters have also come from the Jews, charging the police with preparing for a Jewish massacre.’* The governor then declares that such ac tion is impossible and will not be permitted, but he adds: “The governor is astonished at the Jews addressing such letters to him. seeing that it is the Jews themselves who caused all the disorders. The police invariably found revolvers, bombs and prohibited literature in Jewish houses. But for the Jews there would be no disturbances and no Kniaz Po temkine affair. Now the Jews have the im pertinence to bring charges against the po lice.” Count Ignatieff, in receiving a deputation of Jews from thirty-six towns in southern Russia, who came to him to appeal for pro tection, replied to their entreaties by say ing: “The Russian government knows you originated the Odessa revolution, and it will deal with you according to your Old Testa ment doctrine ‘an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ ” A special meeting of tin* St. Petersburg Jewish community was held on the 3d inst., at the synagogue, to consider the proposed exclusion of the Jews from participation in representative government should that be granted to the country. Baron Horace Gunzberg. who presided, referred to the ru mors as to the exclusion of the Jews, and called upon those present to express their views on the subject. One speaker after an other dwelt on the incalculable injury that would be done to the Jews by such a deci sion. They believed that everyone with tin? slightest spark of honor and dignity would express their deep indignation and protest against so extraordinary and unjustifiable a deprivation of the rights of citizenship. After considerable discussion, a resolution was adopted in which it was declared that such a restriction of rights would be “an unexampled outrage on elementary justice against a class of the population numbering ft. 000,000. which is closely bound up with the whole life of the country and bears its full share of the national burdens and responsi bilities.” In the anticipation that a restric tion of the rights of tlx* Jews would provoke an agitation and would constitute a new ob stacle to the pacification of the Jewish popu lation, the meeting looked to the best ele ments of Russian society in the assurance “that such a deprivation of the franchise of a whole people will meet with a unanimous and sharp condemnation.” The resolution was signed by all present and was forwarded in manuscript to the council of ministers. France. Baron Alphonse de Rothschild, who was so kind and generous, had not forgotten tlx* poor and needy in tlx* wishes which he ex pressed before his death. Three million francs are to be devoted by his heirs to the foundation of a charity, which is to bear his name, and to which all, without distinction of creed, will be eligible. Besides this more than handsome sum, he has bequeathed eight thousand pounds to the Academy of Fine Arts for the creation of a prize; ten thousand pounds to the Jewish hospital, eight thousand pounds to the Jewish relief committee, four thousand pounds for dow ries to the daughters of employes of the Northern Railway Company, and various smaller sums to the poor of Ferrieres, Pont carre and Lugny. Nor, as is believed, is the long list even now complete. The MAINE PUEBLO CONDUCTED IN FIRST CLASS STYLE. . EUROPEAN $1 UP w .'a'”'*'; AMERICAN $2.50 U P Proprietors. = Lemo Rathskeller CONCERT from C to 12 p. m.. by David Souci’s Italian Band. 1539 CURTIS STREET, DENVER. Spectacles and Eyeglasses Must ho Correct in All Their Adjustments. We Make Them Correct Only. 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