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Raises Peddler License Fee from $6 to $129; 500 Jewish Peddlers Affected

The municipality of Havana yesterday adopted a measure increasing the price of peddlers licenses from $6 to $129 per person.

The measure severely affects 500 Jewish peddlers, none of whom are in a position to pay the license fee.

As a result, they will be compelled to seek new means of livelihood after August 1st, when the licenses must be renewed. Sixty per cent of the families of Jewish peddlers will remain without means of earning a living.

The turnover and the possessions of the richest Jewish peddler is not more than $15.

An urgent appeal has been addressed to Jewish public opinion in the United States to intervene in the matter.