MONTREAL (Jul. 16)
The request of E. Abugov, Jewish merchant of Lachine, for an interlocutory injunction restraining Joseph Menard, owner of three anti-Semitic publications, Le Goglu, Le Chameau and Le Miroir, or his agents, servants and employees, from writing, publishing, editing or distributing any journals, and any articles, in the said journals, of a calumnious, malicious and libellous nature that are against the Jews and the Jewish race in general, was taken “en delibre” yesterday by Justice Desaul viers, after an all-day dramatic session in the Superior Court. The judge declared that he will pass judgment on September first but will keep the anti-Semitic publications under surveillance and will be dictated by their further actions.
During the hearing the Jewish advocates, Joseph Cohen, K.C., M.L.A. and Myer Gameroff, pointed out the irreparable damage to the province and the Jewish population that is being done by the continued calumnies of the anti-Semitic weeklies and declared that the Jewish community only desires that the atatcks be stopped. The court-room was crowded to capacity at both morning and afternoon sessions.
At the previous hearing the judge refused a petition of the defense to have the case put over for a later date and added that the articles in the anti-Semitic publications are of such a character which may imperil the safety of the public at large. The judge characterized the articles concerned as anti-Christian, anti-social and anti-national.
The legal steps taken against the publishers of the anti-Semitic weeklies have aroused considerable interest and deep satisfaction among the local Jewish population. Many more actions are contemplated and will be discussed at the first meeting of the newly-formed “legal self-defense” committee, organized at the conference of various Jewish organizations held here last week. The holding over of the request for an injunction is not considered a set-back although it was expected that the petition will be granted at once.