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much money to do this. I do not ask you to give up any of your pleasures. Only give us the money you spend on things you don’t want and we would have enough. “We get into the habit of speaking of the persons who come to us for help as ‘cases.’ We forget that they are human beings, with all the loves and passions of other human beings, with the samd aspirations and ambitions and hopes that you have, and the some right to have them gratified. “One of our recent ‘cases’ was a baker who had just lost his wife and who had a couple of small children. The baby, four years old. was so fond of him that it couldn’t bear to have him out of its sight. You say he should have put the children in ;rn institution. Of course he should. But hasn’t a poor man the same right as any other man to feel his baby’s arms around his neck after his wife has been laid in her grave? Belmont’s Attack on Jews In an address before the Civic Feder ation held recently in New York, and with special reference to Jewish immi gration, Mr. Belmont, the president of that organization, said: “For years Europe has gladly dumped her human refuse in our lap, and we housed and fed and clothed it. Customs foreign to us and calculated to sap our national vigor are brought to our shores. The tide must be stemmed lest we our selves be engulfed.” Mr. Belmont need not worry about im migrants sapping our national vigor, lie himself is the son of a Jewish immigrant. Nothing to be ashamed of. His father was made the agent of the Rothschilds and never thought of having a first-class pew in a first-class Protestant Episcopal Church, as has his son. and although but one generation removed from the Ghetto, no one would assume that Mr. Belmont physically befouls society or that he “saps the national vigor,” as he seems to think Jewish and other immigrants do. It does not seem fair for Mr. Belmont to look down on those who, despite cruel persecutions, have stuck to their ances try and their religion. It is silly and malicious to assume that because a man is faithful to memories of four thousand years, he must necessarily by these memories “sap the vigor’ of the nation with which he comes in contact. It is yet a question whether Mr. August Belmont, with no Rothschild backing, and merely his native abilities such as they are, to sustain him, would have come out equal to the Ghetto man striving to succeed. There are thousands of Russian, Polish and German Jews that might be deprived of Mr. Belmont’s ability, yet THE JEWISH OUTLOOK never miss it. The public schools have at the top of many classes young Jews that will never own an Episcopalian pew nor crawl to the cross, but that will be powerful and useful here through their descendants long after people shall have forgotten Mr. Belmont and his one gen eration aristocracy. A Jewish immigrant may respect his fathers, the tradition to which lie owes all that he is, and yet, or perhaps be cause of it. and in the development of the national vigor. In an even competition the son of any other Jewish immigrant might turn out better than Mr. Belmont, and therefore he should go slowly before denouncing the^,immigrants and calling them “the human refuse of Europe.” Escaped from Ellis Island Commissioner Watchorn lias a knotty problem to solve, namely, llow did Tailor Melnik, his brother Moische, a Russian soldier, and Melnik’s wife es cape from the Ellis Island Hospital and get scot-free of the island without be ing detected? The federal authorities have Melnik under arrest, and he might tell them much, but his mouth is closed, for is not Moische bis brother? And if a man have a fondness for his brother will be not stick close to him through thick and thin. Even so with Moische, who sacrificed bis lucrative tailoring business on the island to help his brother escape. ■ Moische Chmielnicke, the brother—it can be conveniently Americanized to Melnik —was a revolutionary soldier. There is a. long, sad story of how a ser geant and a file of soldiers entered his little cottage in Russia three years ago and snatched him from the arms of weeping wife, who was burdened with a baby, to take him off to the wars as a conscript; of how Moische’s regiment was kept in reserve and obliged to fight against its own kind—the revolutionists —when as a, matter of fact the regiment was revolutionary at heart; of how one night when the regiment was encamped at Odessa the news reached Moische of the death of the wife and baby. There had been a famine; the rye bread had become scarce, and the wife with the baby in her arms had started to seek aid from the priest. She fell by the roadside. That made Moische an out and-out revolutionist. Such things as that made the entire regiment so also. It fought against the other troops and got whipped, Moische hiding in a cellar. There he was found by some fellow-revo lutionists and smuggled out of the coun try. Moische had caught no more than a glimpse of the distant skyscrapers of New York City, the city which to him was the gateway to the promised land, when they told him he must go back. It was his eyes. The United States could not admit a man with trachoma into this country. The announcement fell like a weight on Moische’s heart and when Melnik heard that the brother might be sent back to the dark land he used all his ingenuity to keep him here. He com municated with a number of heavy bearded compatriots of his on the East Side—men who had been revolutionists, too —and shortly afterward Melnik got a place as attendant, in the hospital while his wife acted as a laundress. There were nightly conferences on the East Side among the revolutionary band and one night the hospital was minus three persons. Since then Melnik was found, but Moisclie? Well, the revolutionary hand learned in Russia that, silence was golden at times, and there is a deep silence on the East Side when any one asks for Moische. Rabbi in Russia Says Relief Contributions Have Gone to Cossacks Raphael Mordecai Barishauski, a rabbi in the town of Horn el, Russia, has written a letter to the editor of the Jewish Morning Journal in New York asking that means be devised to assist the emigration of Jews from Russia, preferably to America and Australia. Rabbi Barishauski says that contributions of money made thus far to relieve Jews in Russia have gone to the Cossacks. “It appears to me,” he says, “that there can come no good of your commit tee's efforts to help your unfortunate brethren in Russia as long as you leave them here. With the money that you send us you are only providing new plunder for the Cossacks and hooligans- The earth in Russia is ready to open its mouth at any moment and swallow us altogether with every tiling we possess. It will certainly accomplish this, and hereafter we will be plundered and slaughtered according to law, the enact ments of the Douma. “With the money you send us you should devise means to deliver us from our position and point out some refuge so that your tortured brethren should free themselves from their tormentors and settle in a free country. Then you would do us a: real service, and not throw your money to the wind. I heard personally from thousands of Jews that as soon as they obtain the means to flee from the bloody country they will go to America or Australia and will be satis fied with the hardest labor as long as they are able to breathe freely. Give us some real help that you may deliver us from disgrace and death.” There are 60,000 Jews in Homel, the scene of two massacres in the last year.