London (May. 19)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
Lord Lionel Rothschild presided at the annual meeting of the League of British Jews held yesterday. The meeting adopted a protest against the Roumanian government.
In moving the resolution of protest, Lord Rothschild stated that the complaint of British Jews against the Roumanian government is that their coreligionists in Roumania are not receiving the same treatment, rights and protection as the Jews in England. “Although we cannot say that the government has encouraged anti-Semitism, it has not discouraged it.” He does not think that the government is anti-Semitic, but it is weak and powerless through instability.
The final text of the resolution as adopted reads: “Resolved that the League of British Jews has heard with
SAM BERNARD, FAMOUS JEWISH ACTOR, DIES
Sam Bernard, for fifty years a favorite comedian, who worked his way from a Coney Island music hall to the stages of foremost New York and London theaters, died of apoplexy on Tuesday night on board the North German Lloyd steamship Columbus, which had left New York for Plymouth, Cherbourg and Bremen the preceding night. He was on his way to Carlsbad to take the baths for rheumatism.
Sam Bernard, one of the most successful players of German character parts in the last and present generations, was born in Birmingham, England, on June 3, 1963. He was brought to New York by his mother in 1868.
He played slapstick comedy parts at the Grand Duke Theater, at the Five Points. Thence he went to Coney Island and played in Tilyou’s been garden, then in Henderson’s Music Hall. In 1885 he went to England and made a successful tour of the music halls.
His first appearance on the “legitimate” stage was in New York in 1886, in “The Corner Grocery,”.
His fifitieth anniversary as an actor was celebrated on March 13 with a dinner at the Commodore Hotel, arranged by the Jewish Theatrical Guild. Profound indignation of the sufferings of their Roumanian co-religionists brought about by a mischievous section of their fellow-countrymen, who publicly insult their religion, impeach their patriotism and personal honor, advocate their outlawry and incite the rabble to pogroms and murder, with the result that they have been subjected to mob violence and other outrages, and have been intimidated from the exercise of their civic rights.
“The League protests against the neglect of the Roumanian Government to restrain their lawless and dangerous agitation, and to afford its loyal Jewish population the protection of their persons and liberties to which all Roumanian citizens are entitled by the Roumanian Constitution and the solemn treaty obligations of the Roumaman State.
“The League pledges itself to support any measures that may be taken by the competent public bodies to bring the insecurity of the Jews of Roumama to the notice of the League of Nations, as constituting an infraction of the Minorities Treaty of December 9, 1919, of which the League of Nations is guarantor.”