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gave him $40,000 to do it with. There were; as it
turned out, some eighty Americans held in Bar bary bondage; it took $80,000. It was before the days of telegraphs and steamboats. Noah couldn't communicate witn his country, so he solved the puzzle by paying the $40,000 the government had given him and $40,000 more out of his own pocket. This liberated all of the eighty enslaved Americans. In later years this Mordecai Noah was high sheriff of New York. The cholera came ashore. Everybody with legs, and not locked up, fled the city. Noah had a jail full of prisoners for debt. Noah didn't know what to do ; if he kept them locked up the cholera was likely to kill them off to the last chicken on the roost. Their creditors would not let them free; no one would go their bail; what was Sheriff Noah's course to be? After thinking it over profoundly, Noah signed the bail bond of all his debtor prisoners himself, and turned those cholera threat ened insolvents loose. They nevcrcameback and Noah had to pay their debts. The gross was over $100, --000, and it bankrupted the benevolent Noah, the "Tom" Dunn of that time. In 1812, and before, Noah was ardent for a war with England. The merchants of Charleston were against it; they would sooner see the country out raged than lose a dollar. Noah was brought from New York to Charleston to edit a strong war paper. The peace-at-any-price merchants aforesaid took oath to gee rid of Noah. In three weeks he received three challenges to fight duels. Noah fought, came out with honor, wounded one, missed two, and stood unscathed himself. But the first three duels were not vicious; they were not meant to kill, only to scare. It was sup posed Noah would leave town. But he stayed and wrote hot war editorials every day, and the peace party made up their minds to kill him off. They put forward a thug with good clothes and a pedigree to do the killing. His name was Cantor; he had killed two men at ten paces, and he made no doubt of kill ing " that redheaded Jew," as he called Noah. Noah went out with Cantor to the Charleston race course. Noah knew it was business that trip, and he killed Cantor the first fire. Then the peace at any price gang let him alone. If the above instances don't shed sufficient light on the Jew question, take the case of old commodore Levy, who owned Monticello before it passed into the hands of its present owner, his nephew "Jeff"M. Levy. Mind you, now, I don't insist that "Jeff" Levy is anything like the old commodore, his uncle. I'm free to say I don't understand "Jeff" Levy myself. But to recur to the old commodore. This old sea dog was a Jew, sure enough. When he was a mer chant captain he killed an English man in a duel for speaking sneeringly of Amercans in a Havana cafe. Levy killed him at fifteen paces under the walls of the Morro. Later, in the war of 1812, Levy was a privateer, and won his fortune, cutlass in hand, on the blood slippery decks of the fighting English. Later still than that, Levy was a commodore in the American navy. He never married. Admiring Jefferson greatly he first loaned him money, and after his death bought Monticello to preserve it. In 1861, an old and tottering man, Levy came to President Lincoln in Washington. Union to the core, the Confederates had run him out of Virginia and confiscated Monticello. Levy was worth over a million dollars. He offered it all to Lincoln. "I'm old, wifeless," he said. "I cannot fight; but I can give you every dollar I have to aid in whipping this rebellion." Lincoln thanked him and declined. The oldcommo dore died in 1863. On his tombstone is carved the one great achievement of which he was very proud ; it tells that he it was who was mainly instrumental in abolishing flogging in the American navy. No. My anti Hebraic correspondent might better look over his ground. The Jew isn't so bad, don't you know. He may be thick on Broadway and Wall street, but he is very scarce in Sing Sing and on Blackwell's Island. He has no paupers: he takes care of his own orphans. The drunken loafer insult ing women on the street isn't a Jew ; the murderous hoodlum driving every passenger off the street car isn't a Jew; the "Rainmakers," who only day before yesterday attacked and almost killed a policeman, aren't Jews. No, I'll tell you. The Jew is fairly a good citizen. He has been here as long and is as good an American as Washington, and you'll have to admit his title to the flag. To all the above, I want to add a wise bit born of my own observation. In the old day and the old country, the Jew was not only a money maker but money saver. He had to be; money was his only sword and shield. But in the safety and liberty of America a new Jew has been bred. Already we have produced a strain of Jews who can save money; in half a century more we will breed Jews who can't make money. A lady once consulted Dr. Johnson on the turpi tude to be attached to her son's robbing an orchard. " Madam " said Johnson, "It all depends upon the weight of the boy. My school-fellow, David Gar rick, who was always a little fellow, robbed a dozen of orchards with impunity. But the very first time I climbed a tree —for 1 was always a heavy boy— the bough broke with me; and it was called a judg ment. I suppose that is why justice is represented with a pair of scales." New Year Cards with Htbrew inscription, your name, and address, neatly printed at this office. Heavy superfine bristol board, bevel or plain edge. Jon Printing neatly and promptly done.