New York (May. 10)
Many Jewish traders in Mexico City have to-day received menacing letters warning them to leave the country within 24 hours, otherwise their bodies would be shipped to their respective Governments.
A Jewish delegation which went to see the President of the Republic, Senor Pascual Ortiz Rubio. but was unable to obtain admission, left a petition for him, drawing attention to the desperate position of the Jews of Mexico as a result of the ejection of the Jewish market-traders from the market-places, and the general anti-Jewish agitation now in progress in Mexico. The petitioners appeal to the President to return to the Jewish market-traders their stands in the public markets, and to order the anti-Jewish boycott to be stopped.
The Mexican Jewish Chamber of Commerce has meanwhile received reports from Vera Cruz that many Jewish traders there have been arrested, and after establishing that they are legally resident there, have been released, being taxed, however, 48 pesos a month, when the entire capital of most of the Jewish traders amounts only to about 200 pesos.
The enquiry which the American Ambassador in Mexice has been instructed by the U.S. Department of State to make into the reports of ill-treatment of Jews in Mexico have so far had no effect in modifying the anti-Jewish agitation. The Jews of Mexico are looking anxiously for help to American Jewry.