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    Hello All. This thread is for the translation of Der Arbeiter Fraint, Dec 14, 1888 and discussion thereof. I shall post directly to thread as upload was unsuccessful (invalid file).

    Page 1 translation--Mr. Shane K. Baker.

    pp 2-4 translation--Dr. Khane-Faygl Turtletaub, Northwestern University.

    A satirical lampoon was not translated, at my request.

    Translation begins in next post.

    Cheers.
    LC
    Last edited by lynn cates; 01-19-2011, 11:33 AM.

  • #2
    pt 1

    Hello All. Here is pt 1.

    Cheers.
    LC

    In London 1d. Outside London 1 1/2 d.

    Third Volume THE WORKER'S FRIEND

    Subscription Price:
    Quarterly, Postage included 1/6
    In America 40c.–In France 2 fr.
    Advertisements are accepted in the editorial offices, attn. Herr Krantz, for the same low rates.

    The Editorial Office:
    40, Berner St., Commercial Rd., E.
    Address articles to P. Krantz
    Subscription Management is also to be found at the same address. Payments and business letters to P. Krantz.

    "If I am not for myself, who then is for me?"

    Appears every Friday


    [Page 1, Column1]

    To our agents and subscribers: We ask all of our agents and subscribers to send us their exact addresses, because we will print them for the new year and every change will cost 3 pence.

    To the Friends and Readers of "The Worker's Friend"

    We report with great joy that as of the new year, the Worker's Friend will appear in 8 pages. Finally we will realize our longtime wish, to enlarge the paper, the general pager of the worker's interests.

    Only three years ago did the young child first see the world. How weak and delicate it was at its birth! It's parents' wishes for a long life were weak and unsure! But only a year later – all doubts disappeared.

    With each day, the child took on more strength and at a year and a half, its voice was already reaching the working masses and found resonance in their embittered hearts.

    Now three years ahave passes and the weak child of the working people has, despite all the persecutions of it's blood enemies, despite the swindles and conspiracies of the big Jewish moneybags, become a strong and mighty man.

    When we consider this fact, we must say that the W. F. has, in the time of its existence, not merely been preaching in the wilderness and the Jewish working masses have recognized that the paper is exclusively devoted to defending their true interests and that only because of that have they given it their trust and support.

    For a long time now, our readers have expressed their wishes for a larger "Worker's Friend", so that the workers would better be able to express their opinions and have more reading material. This wish has grown and with the help of our friends, we are now in the position to enlarge the paper.

    The W.F. will remain the same in its socialist revolutionary program, at the same price, but it will cover more of the issues of workers' unions and groups as well as political, court, and general news. The literary part of the paper is also supplied with outstanding talents. It will include more editorials on questions of the day, political overviews, world news, current events in the workers' movement, reports, scientific articles, good columnists, interesting short stories, and so forth. Scientific articles will also be written by a friend of ours, an Englishman learned in chemistry.

    We hope that with the 8 page W.F. we will satisfy our readers, and that everyone will find in it something for his reading interests.

    [Page 1, Column 2]

    We are convinced that enlarging the W.F. will cause much pain for our beloved Jewish moneybags, and they will strive in every way to harm the paper, just as they have done up to now, but what has the W.F. to fear from them, when it has masses of workers backing it up?

    We have done and will continue to do everything in our power to make the W.F. interesting from a literary standpoint. Many friends have stepped up and helped with its economic condition. We shall now strive to keep the paper a true worker's friend. If all our friends will do their part and live up to their obligation to support us, the paper will live a long time. Don't forget, that publishing the paper will now cost twice as much, but the subscription price remains the same.

    Our friends, who have recognized the W.F as the one true defender of their interests, will certainly rejoice heartily together with us at the paper's growth, but they must not forget, that for it to remain a strong force in the fight, they have a serious obligation to help continue its existence.

    – The editor

    Our Diary

    Very interesting are the remarks of the ex-president of the United States, Cleveland, in his last address to the Congress and the American people. The former president explained at length the political and economic situation of America and he showed the horrible changes [אוסבייטועג] of the working people through the capitalists. He touched on the terrible monopoly that falls into ever fewer hands; and how the working class sinks ever lower into bottomless poverty and how it is dying in terrible loneliness and want. And when the workers cry and complain about their sad condition, the government says that they are communists, socialists, and they are persecuted even further. Such an economic situation, Cleveland says, is shameful. It is shameful, he continues, that the government does not protect the poor, who elected it for that very purpose. In regard to the country's important question, he says that the government must resist giving the new territories to monopolies and speculators and see that they go to true earth workers [אקער בויער] and farmers.

    Naturally, this speech caused a great upset among the capitalist classes, and many capitalist papers naturally sought to twist the thing, opining that the former president spoke out of anger at not being re-elected. But as it stands, one way or the other, it is a fact, that the president gave a truly radical, even socialist, sermon and thereby made fine propaganda for us. It further shows us that socialist ideas are so widespread, that even the capitalists themselves must, when they forget themselves, speak unwillingly [אונווילקירליך] of socialism and its goals. On the other hand, it opens the eyes
    of the unknowing masses, who must finally come to the conclusion that we do not call to them in vain and they will reward us with more

    [PAGE 1 COLUMN 3]
    trust. The people are still unfortunately so dumb, that they place the highest importance on the words of a president or minister, and almost doesn't want to hear when a worker makes the same pronouncement, even if he says it better and more clearly. So we place great importance on President Cleveland's address. Such addresses are seldom given by capitalist leaders.

    The Chicago capitalist newspapers are now making a huge outcry over the growth of anarchism, primarily the socialist sunday schools for children. They cry, that the children are there taught not to believe in God and in Hell, not to believe in the Bible and not to believe in the church, and they are taught that their civilization, their ideas, their system is nothing more than lies and swindles and so forth. We must use every method at our disposal, cries the Chicago Daily News, to hinder this dangerous societal sickness. "If there are laws in this land to compel the open enemies to end their horrible work, they must be applied in the strongest ways possible, and if there are no such laws, then it's high time to make them. The time to insure our future is not tomorrow or next year, but today." The capitalist paper in Chicago makes such cries over the revolutionary progress in America. But over the murder of our friends, the same prostitute-newspapers cried, that anarchism is already dead, that "society" can finally live in peace. And now they themselves confess, that said peace is sad for them. But we don't need to tell them. We say each day, that the time is not far, when the rule of the parasite classes will end and the workers will cease to be slaves.

    The bloodsucker class still tells itself, that by using force against the people, it will be able to avoid the defeat that surely awaits it. Even so the leaders of Chicago condemned the Bohemian friend JOHN HRONEK [sp?] to twelve years in prison, because he, with three others, as those powers have imagined, made bombs in order to kill the JUDGE GARRY [sp?], the prosecuting attorney GRINELL [sp?] and the inspector BONFIELD, because they killed our Chicago friends. So another offering from these wild animals, but as the saying goes, The jug [קרוג] floats on the water until it sinks. This jug [?] full of the people's suffering is already sunken to its neck; soon it will be completely full and then will come the cry: Down with you, parasites! You have infected the air long enough. People who produce have the right to enjoy the fruits of their labors, and you, leeches, must disappear together with your swindle and theft.



    The capitalist newspapers of all civilized lands now mourn, like religious Jews mourn the destruction of the temple, how the old leader of the Paris Commune, Clousere [sp?], has now been elected as a member in the French Parliament for the province of Var [sp?]. Clousere played an big role in the Paris Commune and was noted several times in the the Commune issue of the W.F. It is, these newspapers say, horrible to see, how these revolutionaries of 1871, instead of disappearing, creep yet into the parliament to increase their numbers already seated there. And we, for our part, say, it pleases [...]

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    • #3
      pt 2

      Hello All. Pt 2.

      Cheers.
      LC

      [Col. 1, p. 2]
      . . . . although we know that the Parliament has very little use for the working class, that the Socialists are elected by the people, this shows us that the Jewish people are slowly beginning to become a bit more self-aware, and if things continue in this vein, we will also soon have better times.
      _____________
      On Monday, the unemployed of London sent a committee of six people to the Lord-Mayor of London [to discuss the issue of] employment. When he saw them, the committee explained to him the reason for their visit and that they did in no way come to ask for charity. Quite the contrary, they wanted the state [country] to give them work. The Lord-Mayor replied that the city employment [bureau] is not part of the state administration, except in the case of private contractors, and, therefore, he cannot be of any help; however, for them, the six delegates, he can find work. The delegates responded that they did not come to ask [merely] for themselves, but on the contrary, on behalf of all the unemployed people of London. “This is something the government cannot do,” replied the Lord-Mayor. “But the government can lend support,” one delegate responded. “The Irish landlords, the Scottish crofters support an army of volunteer soldiers.”
      “So we are to bring back the answer to our comrades that the Lord-Mayor sends them stones instead of work,” another delegate said. Of course, the Lord-Mayor shouted, “No!” and added that the man had a lot of nerve. The delegate answered: “This is the usual response of the wealthy and the agents of the government, when they are told the naked truth.” In the end, the Mayor told them that he would see that “something was done” and so on and so forth. But we know how much that “something” is worth to the worker. We are interested in this story in so far as it affects the simple worker (not the Socialists). They are beginning to understand what the government can do for them and know how to respond.
      _________
      Cunningham Graham, whom the Speaker asked to leave Parliament, because he was not too embarrassed to tell the “refined” gentlemen the truth, went immediately to the Black Province, where the nail and chain workers are located, and was convinced that their situation was a lot worse than that which Barnett had described in his report. Graham called meeting of the workers there and advised them to organize and build cooperative factories, so that they could rid themselves of their blood-suckers, their sweaters. He promised them that he would tell the people about it and try to convince Parliament to support their effort with money, but it is questionable whether he will be successful in on their behalf.
      _________
      In the meantime, the Socialist agitator, Mahone, remained there. He is helping

      [Col. 1, p. 2]
      . . . . although we know that the Parliament has very little use for the working class, that the Socialists are elected by the people, this shows us that the Jewish people are slowly beginning to become a bit more self-aware, and if things continue in this vein, we will also soon have better times.
      _____________
      On Monday, the unemployed of London sent a committee of six people to the Lord-Mayor of London [to discuss the issue of] employment. When he saw them, the committee explained to him the reason for their visit and that they did in no way come to ask for charity. Quite the contrary, they wanted the state [country] to give them work. The Lord-Mayor replied that the city employment [bureau] is not part of the state administration, except in the case of private contractors, and, therefore, he cannot be of any help; however, for them, the six delegates, he can find work. The delegates responded that they did not come to ask [merely] for themselves, but on the contrary, on behalf of all the unemployed people of London. “This is something the government cannot do,” replied the Lord-Mayor. “But the government can lend support,” one delegate responded. “The Irish landlords, the Scottish crofters support an army of volunteer soldiers.”
      “So we are to bring back the answer to our comrades that the Lord-Mayor sends them stones instead of work,” another delegate said. Of course, the Lord-Mayor shouted, “No!” and added that the man had a lot of nerve. The delegate answered: “This is the usual response of the wealthy and the agents of the government, when they are told the naked truth.” In the end, the Mayor told them that he would see that “something was done” and so on and so forth. But we know how much that “something” is worth to the worker. We are interested in this story in so far as it affects the simple worker (not the Socialists). They are beginning to understand what the government can do for them and know how to respond.
      _________
      Cunningham Graham, whom the Speaker asked to leave Parliament, because he was not too embarrassed to tell the “refined” gentlemen the truth, went immediately to the Black Province, where the nail and chain workers are located, and was convinced that their situation was a lot worse than that which Barnett had described in his report. Graham called meeting of the workers there and advised them to organize and build cooperative factories, so that they could rid themselves of their blood-suckers, their sweaters. He promised them that he would tell the people about it and try to convince Parliament to support their effort with money, but it is questionable whether he will be successful in on their behalf.
      _________
      In the meantime, the Socialist agitator, Mahone, remained there. He is helping

      [Col. 2]
      to work out a project on the basis of which the cooperatives will be based. This project will be brought to Parliament by Graham and Koniber. Although we know full well that the government, which is so enthusiastically supporting Irish thieving landlords to the tune of 5 million pounds sterling and denies ever wasting the people’s money on the parasite class, will not give money for this purpose, and if the project will not pass in Parliament, we are happy with this movement, because this will cause an uproar in the still blind workers, who have a good opportunity to see where their troubles come from.
      _______
      Equal rites for all by the court trumpet the capitalist judges and scholars. Quite right, and here is one of thousands of proofs of this: last week, a poor worker was fined 10 shillings and 32 shillings for court costs or a month’s hard labor, because he stole two pieces of wood worth six pence. The captain of a ship from an aristocratic family, who was drunk and caused a scandal in the street, beat the police severely when they demanded that he be quiet. His sentence was only to pay a fine of 3 shillings. The court thought that was equitable for such actions.
      _______
      There was a happy scene last Tuesday at the monthly meeting of the United Synagogues in the Central Synagogue Chambers at which Rothchild presided and at which Samuel Montigue took part. It was nice to see how these two “great men,” the “refined lord” and the “honorable” member of Parliament practically tore each other’s hair out. The English-Jewish newspapers say that this concerned the Board of Ritual Slaughter, and angry mouths say that it actually concerned Montefiore, who failed nicely in the last school board elections, because Montigue did not support him. Whatever the story is, both of these turkeys looked quite fine as they went gooble-gobble. “Take back your word,” Rothchild shouted. “I will recant! I will recant, my lord,” Montigue spoke up making a face like a wet hen, “but I will never work with you again.” Saying this, our Reb Samuel left the gathering, leaving the pouting “lord” there to carry on by himself. What shall we now say about these customers of Simkhe Baker’s Synagogue?
      _______
      Now one can say whatever one wants. The “W. Fr.”• is accepted by the most respected members of our community as an authority. They now follow its advice very precisely in that the local rabbis and idlers now very regularly, every fourteen days, give sermons for workers in the Duke Place Synagogue, and since they know that the “R. Fr.” was written for workers, they also read it out loud there regularly

      [Col. 3]
      and refer essentially to the notice of Yom Kippur. It is hoped that it will soon be read out loud in all the synagogues instead of the Torah, and instead of giving the honor of reading the sixth section of the Torah to some ragged new immigrant—to show how they are befriending that poor stranger—they will read him the articles from “W. Fr.,” For example, “Schools Without Religion,” “The Day of Judgment is Here,” “A Prayer for The Day of Rosh Hashona,” “Let Us Tell [How Holy is the Day],” “Now This is a Sermon,” and issues 5, 35, 36, 37 and 43 of this year. In a word, we are very grateful to these people for their stupid abusive language about W. Fr., because our readers do not need their preaching, and those dumb animals that have not yet heard about our newspaper, now have the best opportunity to receive [some] understanding, since they meet him in synagogues.
      ____________
      Monday, the 24th of December, the annual concert to benefit the Cigarette-makers and the Tabacco Cutters Benefit Society will be held in the Hebrew Dramatic Club, 3 Princess Street. The much-loved and interesting piece, “The Countess as a Beggar,” will be performed. We recommend that all of our friends to support this benefit.
      ____________
      We very much regret that our comment under the report about Rakhman caused misunderstandings. The lack of clarity in this comment was only due to the fact that we lacked the space to make it longer. Rakhman is a member of the Princess Square Club “To Save the Morrow [?]”, with which our club is affiliated. We said that Rakhman did have anything to do with us. We meant to with us, the advanced Socialists. At the past special members’ meeting at our club, which was called to discuss club business, Rakhman asked for permission to say a few words concerning the report in the W. Fr. about him. He was allowed and he tried to refute all the accusations against him. Violent debates ensued, which lasted several more hours and ended with the club’s electing a committee of three men, who would seriously look into the matter.

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      • #4
        pt 3

        Hello All. Pt 3.

        Cheers.
        LC

        [P. 2, col. 3, bottom]

        Capital and Work
        or:
        Where does Wealth Come From?
        ------0-----
        V
        How Does One Do Good Business?

        In order to show clearly how honestly the businessman “earns” [his money]. I will give an example of something with which every Jewish reader is familiar:
        In the story of Joseph, which I already mentioned in the previous article, it is written that Joseph’s brothers saw an Arab caravan coming from Gled [sic] approaching. Their camels were laden with a variety of merchandise: spices

        [P. 3, col. 1]
        balsam and lotus, which they were carrying to Egypt. Let’s say that one of the gang, the merchant Yerubel, went to a peasant in Gilead and said to him: “Sir, you have so much spice in your field; give me 10 pounds of spices, and I will give you a silver coin. The peasant doesn’t understand what one could do with the spice, and, in any case, he has too much. He doesn’t know that it is of use in Egypt, and thinks that a silver coin is quite enough for 10 pounds of spices. The merchant Yerubel needs this [peasant’s] ignorance and takes the ten pounds of spices from him and brings it to Egypt, where there is a lack of spice, and once again the ignorance of the residents is useful. [They do not need to know] how much the spices cost and one pound of spice costs 10 coins. In Egypt one can also get by means of deception very fine merchandise (Egypt cotton) for practically nothing: for example, one can pay 20 coins for one cubit [of this material] and then take it back to Gilead. So one cubit of Egyptian cotton costs the merchant Yerubel 200 pounds of spice. However, when he returns to Gilead, he goes back to the same peasant and shows him his fine merchandise, for which the peasant develops a desire. The peasant now pays 100 coins for one cubit and uses it to buy 1,000 pounds of spices. Yerubel becomes richer by 800 pounds of spices. Let’s say that he deserves 200 pounds for his efforts, so he has speculated on 600 pounds of the ignorance of the peasant in Gilead and in Egypt, and then he says that he has “earned” it honestly.
        Another example. America has just been discovered. All of the common young people and Spaniards went to America to bring back money. Pedro the bootblack had just polished Alphozo’s boots, which took him 15 minutes to do. For that he received 25 centesimos. For 25 centesimos Pedro bought a string of glass beads and traveled to Peru. Once in Peru, he showed the beads to a “wild person,” who gave him gold coins• for it. (That’s how it went.) Our Pedro returns to Spain, sells the gold and buys himself a nice house, and Pedro the bootblack becomes the great Don Pedro!
        In brief, one could expand these examples for miles. [sic] Even today, one can see enough example of how fortune seekers deceive native peoples in Central Africa and the Congo getting great treasures for a drink of whisky, or how the Dutch merchants do the same thing in Java and Sumatra and other such places. I give these examples not because they are more of a swindle than the fine, civilized business dealings of civilized people in civilized countries. No! It is just because in the dealings with indigenous natives• one clearly sees the raw swindle and deceit, which in civilized dealings is nicely decorated and camouflaged, so that one must look deeper into the machine [sic] before one sees the deception.

        [P. 3, col. 2]
        In short, from this one sees that doing good business simply means doing a good swindle and taking [the results of] someone’s hard work by fraud. The honest wages for the efforts of a businessperson (in so far as it is necessary for the business deal) should not be more than what is deemed sufficient, enough to be content, but not millions [of dollars]. Today the basic principal of the world’s economy is that the price of something depends on how many people are interested in it and what they offer—that means: when something is more desired than what is offered, it becomes expensive; however, when there is more of something than is desired, it becomes inexpensive. This shows very well, that not everyone is sufficiently paid for his work. Indeed, one’s work is rewarded by whatever the market brings—however the cards fall. Whatever one can get for his merchandise, that’s what he takes. And how little he has to pay for someone else’s hard work, that’s how little he gives for it. The question never even occurs to anyone: what right does anyone have to do this?
        And this is how things will remain as long as business is conducted freely and privately. As long as society is not organized so that everyone brings his work into the community (the Jewish community) and everyone gets from the Jewish community everything that he needs, not too much and not too little, there can be no honest exchange of service and reciprocity.

        And those, who many times have the opportunity to get others into their hands, they have often grabbed and exchanged other’s toil without compassion and without justice and have become wealthy, have become Capitalists—from someone else’s labor!
        In summation and what we can “extrapolate” from all these articles is that money came into the hands of those who did not work for it from the hands of workers who earned it by their labor: it happened via the following injustices:
        1) simply by stealing, as the knights and noblemen did in olden days;
        2) by means of slavery; by forcing people to work for others.
        3) by the cost of someone’s work being unregulated, permitting abuse of this situation by exploitation of someone else’s work; that means, via a business scam (the manufacturer’s bait-and-switch tactics are the same thing, since the workers’ abilities are also a [kind of] merchandise for which the manufacturer is underpaying due to the poverty and necessity [?] of the worker. This is exactly the same as the dealings of other merchants.
        According to justice, however, everything in the world belongs to the worker, who created everything, and the merit of capital as an aid in the creation of new products, also stems only from the worker. And when the person, who has attained the capital via thievery and swindling, says that all the merit goes to him, this is nothing more than [another example] of stealing and swindling.
        Workers, consider this well and also stand up for your sacred rights!
        B. Feigenbaum


















        [P. 4, col. 1]
        Free Nature
        The bird has the freedom to fly,
        To eat enough to be sated
        The rose, the freedom to bloom
        With true colors, without deception,

        The bear its lair in winter,
        The swallow its summer nest;
        They freely leave these behind
        When the winter frosts have ended.

        Freely the lilies grow in the fields;
        Freely nature reigns over all.
        Freely the trees grow in the woods.
        There is not even a trace of someone ruling over them

        Freely the sun illuminates for all
        And shines wonderfully and beautifully.

        On weakness [as well as] on greatness and power.

        Nature gives us what is right
        For everyone: not too much, just enough.
        It doesn’t differentiate between weakness and power,
        Between the poor, the strong or the wealthy.

        * *
        *

        It is only people who make things unequal,
        And do what others regret,
        Drowning in egoistical weakness.
        Oh, how much longer must this go on?

        S. Freeman


        _____________





        Letterbox: From the editors

        To D. B. ____: We have received your article and will publish it in the first eight-page [issue] of W. F. We would very much appreciate it if you would deliver __________. We would especially hope that you would use your talent to write more frequently for the W. F. Send to our current address:

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        • #5
          finis

          Hello All. Finis.

          Cheers.
          LC

          [P. 4, Col. 1 bottom]
          International Workers’ Education-Club
          40 Berner St., Commercial Rd.
          Friday, evening, reading by Gen. Krants on
          the French Revolution
          Reading of the minutes from 8 to 9 o’clock
          Reading for others [non-members] at 9 o’clock
          Saturday evening Lecture by Gen. V-Rg.
          Everyone is free to come and listen to the lecture
          Sunday evening, amusements as usual

          Every Monday and Thursday evening at 9 o’clock
          Free English lessons
          ___________________
          Special members meeting is called by Harry Kapelanski, Max Shtrashunski and Fridenthal, Sunday the 16th of December at 3 o’clock about important matters.
          All members are asked to be punctual The Club Committee
          ___________________________
          Club: “Freedom Knights”
          Meeting every Saturday evening at 6 o’clock at
          7 Spelman Street Spitalfields, London. E.
          Financial and Business Letters [should be] addressed to E. Ritterman
          ____________________________
          London Tailors’ and Machinists’ Society
          Meets every Sunday evening at 7:30 in “Man in the moon”, Plough-st., Commercial Rd.
          ___________________________
          The Jewish Carpenters’ Apprentice Union
          Meets every Saturday evening at Public House
          69 Brick Lane, E.


          [P. 4 Top of column 2]
          Subcription for Flekhanov.
          Received from R. 1----
          *** 1---
          S. Fridman 3 pence Il 1—
          _________________________
          Public Meeting
          Called by
          Cigarette Makers’ and Tabacco Cutters’ Union
          In the Hebrew Dramatic Club 3 Princess Street
          On Sunday the 16th December 1888 at 2 o’clock in the afternoon
          About Former Secretary Rakhman
          At that time the rule books will also be given out to the members
          All workers are asked to come all together
          _____________________
          New York, America
          Monday the 24th Dec. at 8 o’clock in the evening
          A large ball will take place in John Meyer’s Hall 255 Court Street
          Sponsored by the Revolutionary Press
          Organized by the Continuing Education Union
          Tickets 15 cents
          All our friends are invited The Committee
          Hebrew Dramatic Club________________________________
          3 Princess Street Spitalfields
          The Committee announces to our honored members and friends
          that on Tuesday the 18th of December 1888 there will take place
          For the benefit of a lady cirgarette maker
          A very big presentation,
          The very beloved play: “The Immigrant from Rokov”
          Two Russian singers as well as Mr. Barenshteyn
          will present songs and comedic dances
          at the end of the concert and ball will start at 8 o’clock
          ____________________________
          Lead America
          We want to announce to all of our readers and friends in America that we have turned
          over the main running of “Workers’ Friend” for all of America to the group: Pioneers of Freedom in New York. Matters of finance and other business dealings in America should be referred to the following address: B. Rudashevsky, 125, Norfolk St. New York.
          We are letting all of our friends and readers know that we have turned over the running of “Newark and Vicinity” in America to the Newark “Workers’ Friend” Committee. Matters of finance and other business dealings in America should be referred to the following address: Isidor Priluzka, 39 Prince Street top floor Newark, N. J.
          ___________________________________
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          H. Adlerm Corn, Essex & Grand St. New York.
          Silbeguide, 83, Canal Street
          M. Freeman, 429 Lombard St. Philadelphia, Pa.
          J. Dyshe, 3, Little Templar Street, Leeds.
          M. Jacobson, 1 House, 6 Court, Dukenfield St., Liverpool.
          H. Dorson, Upper Union St, 4, Alcove Place, Hull.
          P. Roberts, 39 Lord St., Cheetham, Manchester.
          J. Rosenthat, 33 Pitts Street, Boston, U. S. A.
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          Translated an Reworked in Good and Easy Yiddish
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          ____________________
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          • #6
            oops

            Hello All. Oops! Mea culpa. Just noticed I am using the German form "Arbeiter" rather than the Yiddish "Arbeter."

            I sincerely apologise.

            Cheers.
            LC

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            • #7
              Thank you so much for posting this, Lynn, and an endless thanks also for financing the translation by Dr. Turtletaub.
              A couple questions:
              - Is your choice of starting with AF issue from December 14, 1888 exclusively related to the sweaters discussion in the British Parliament?
              - Is there a possibility to research the Hebrew Dramatic Club at 3, Princess Street, mentioned on p. 3 and 4 of this AF issue? No chance that an Israel Schwartz with a “theatrical appearance“ might have participated in the performance of “the much-loved and interesting piece“ The Countess as a beggar? ;-)
              - Does the Antwerp address on p. 4 refer to where Benjamin Feigenbaum published all his pamphlets?
              Thank you again.
              Best regards,
              Maria

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              • #8
                answers

                Hello Maria. Thanks.

                "Is your choice of starting with AF issue from December 14, 1888 exclusively related to the sweaters discussion in the British Parliament?"

                No, merely a question of availability. Am looking for more issues.

                "Is there a possibility to research the Hebrew Dramatic Club at 3, Princess Street, mentioned on p. 3 and 4 of this AF issue? No chance that an Israel Schwartz with a “theatrical appearance“ might have participated in the performance of “the much-loved and interesting piece“ The Countess as a beggar?"

                Hmm, good idea. Hadn't thought of that. Will begin investigating as schedule permits.

                As re Feigenbaum, I think he was quartered there previously.

                Cheers.
                LC

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                • #9
                  Hello Lynn.
                  Hmmm...availability. I know of Ripperologists who have read the early October issue of AF and it didn't mention Stride's murder (big surprise, like the IWEC was gonna advertize the murder that happened on their doorstep). Are you familiar with this? Lynn, is there a chance that you might be able to locate AF issues from the summers of 1902 and 1903 and from February 1905, where Schwartz no-first-name is documented to have been active as an orator and might have written for the AF or might have been mentioned in it?
                  By the by, in late February I might be doing research on Meyerbeer at the Staatsbibliothek Berlin, and I have it in my mind to check out if they have any AF issues, by any chance. (These things are not catalogued.)
                  Also, if I'm not mistaken, the IWEC moved from their premises at Dutfield's Yard in 1889? I'm quoting what Natalie Severn wrote in one thread: “They had split up and moved to very different venues. One was at the back of the Sugar Loaf in Hanbury Street, another was a ‘secret location‘ – Sgt White knew the address of it.“ I'm just quoting, no idea if this is correct.
                  Lynn, since in early July you were researching theaters for Schwartz, I was expecting of you to have possibly encountered the Hebrew Dramatic Club at 3, Princess Street. Or is it one of the not so frequently referred little theaters? I assume that they mainly performed in Yiddish.
                  (And maybe Stride was helping with the costumes, since she was sewing for the Jews?)
                  Best regards,
                  Maria

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                  • #10
                    AF

                    Hello Maria.

                    "I might be doing research on Meyerbeer at the Staatsbibliothek Berlin, and I have it in my mind to check out if they have any AF issues, by any chance."

                    I think that an excellent idea. These back issue are most likely lying about, scattered here and there.

                    Which Ripperologist read the early October issue of AF? That would indicate either:

                    1. There is/are transliterated/translated copy/copies of AF in circulation.

                    or

                    2. We have a very quiet, low profile Ripperologist who is keeping his/her knowledge of Yiddish a secret.

                    Either way, grist for my mill. And I certainly have a proposal for him/her.

                    As for the "Hebrew Dramatic Club," I have an idea. The University here has a research centre (HRHRC) and they have a rather large and impressive collection on Victorian popular culture. They specialise in entertainment. Perhaps . . . ?

                    Yes, the IWMEC moved--I thought it was to Jubilee st? Should be in Rocker.

                    Cheers.
                    LC

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by lynn cates View Post
                      Quote Maria:
                      "I might be doing research on Meyerbeer at the Staatsbibliothek Berlin, and I have it in my mind to check out if they have any AF issues, by any chance."
                      I think that an excellent idea. These back issue are most likely lying about, scattered here and there.
                      I'll definitely do this, but after I've finished editing my book manuscript for publication. So possibly later than late February.

                      Originally posted by lynn cates View Post
                      Which Ripperologist read the early October issue of AF? That would indicate either:
                      1. There is/are transliterated/translated copy/copies of AF in circulation.
                      or
                      2. We have a very quiet, low profile Ripperologist who is keeping his/her knowledge of Yiddish a secret.
                      Either way, grist for my mill. And I certainly have a proposal for him/her.
                      Oh, it's just Tom. And he most definitely doesn't speak Jewish. No idea how he got it translated, and I have a pretty clear idea of your (indecent) proposal to him for possibility #1. Hey, perhaps Tom knows about this simply by having read the Zinna IWEC piece (which I haven't managed to acquire yet)? And it was Zinna who had someone translate the AF?

                      Originally posted by lynn cates View Post
                      As for the "Hebrew Dramatic Club," I have an idea. The University here has a research centre (HRHRC) and they have a rather large and impressive collection on Victorian popular culture. They specialise in entertainment. Perhaps . . . ?
                      Good luck with that, Lynn. Otherwise, perhaps Rob Clack or Monty might know about this little theater?

                      Originally posted by lynn cates View Post
                      Yes, the IWMEC moved--I thought it was to Jubilee st? Should be in Rocker.
                      Ouch. An urgent reason to open "my" (your) Rocker, which sits proudly behind my briefcase, still packed. But there's still a pile of things to read before Rocker, plus I REALLY have to re-start working on my article this weekend.
                      Best regards,
                      Maria

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                      • #12
                        come forward

                        Hello Maria. Well, whoever owns a translated copy of the AF is invited to post it--on this thread, if desired. As the Wizard said, "Come forward."

                        Neil and Rob may indeed know about the Jewish theatre. Debra Arif too, but we must not over burden these 3 chaps with research--I am sure they all are up to the, um, nostrils with their own.

                        Good luck with manuscripts.

                        Cheers.
                        LC

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                        • #13
                          Hebrew Dramatic Club

                          Hello All. Here is a clipping about the Hebrew Dramatic Club. The "fire" was not real; the tragedy was. One author claims that the socialists believed that the whole incident was plotted by the Orthodox Jews. If I recall properly, no one was ever charged.

                          Anyone care to guess who investigated this affair? (Hint: a chap who would later become famous in conjunction with the JTR investigation.)

                          Clipping is from "The Guardian" January 19, 1887.

                          Cheers.
                          LC
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                          • #14
                            hard times

                            Hello All. Seems the club underwent hard times a bit later.

                            Clipping is from "The Echo" Tuesday, September 9, 1890.

                            Cheers.
                            LC
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                            • #15
                              inquest

                              Hello All. Here is the inquest for the tragedy.

                              Clipping is from "The Echo" Friday, February 11, 1887.

                              Cheers.
                              LC
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