The American Jew – An Expose of His Career – Part 2 – The Jew in Wall Street; The Jew in the Tobacco Trade

Part 2

 

THE  AMERICAN  JEW

 

AN  EXPOSE  OF  HIS  CAREER

 

 

by

Telemachus Thomas Timayenis

PROFUSELY  ILLUSTRATED

Foul deeds will rise, 

Though earth o’erwhelm them, to men’s eyes

FIRST  EDITION  30,000  COPIES

NEW  YORK

THE  MINERVA  PUBLISHING  COMPANY

10 WEST 23D STREET, CORNER OF FIFTH AVENUE

COPYRIGHT, 1888,

BY THE MINERVA PUBLISHING COMPANY

 

 

Contents

 

 

Introduction.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Chapter 1 His Arrival in America  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Chapter II The New-York Ghetto  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Chapter III The Jew at the Summer Hotel  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Chapter IV The Jew in Wall Street  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Chapter V The Jew in the Tobacco Trade  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Chapter VI The Jew in Politics  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Chapter VII The Jew in Journalism  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Chapter VIII “The Great American Journalist.”   . . . . 77

Chapter IX The Jew Lecher  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

Chapter X The Criminal Jew  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Chapter XI The Jew in Petroleum  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

Chapter XII The Jew in His Relation to the Law  . . . . 135

Chapter XIII Customs and Habits of the Jews

— Religious Doctrines  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159

Chapter XIV The Jew Summarized  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197

 

 

CHAPTER IV.

 

 

THE JEW IN WALL STREET.

 

The evil done by the Jews does not come from individuals, but from the very constitution of the people.” — NAPOLEON I.

 

 

LET US turn into Wall Street, and look at the Jew there.

 

In the feverish atmosphere of the “Street,” with its, mad excitements, its wild speculations, its covetous “corners,” greedy “combinations,” and tricky “booms;” with its manifold opportunities for double-dealing, treachery, wholesale despoiling, rascality, misrepresentation, and deceit, the Jew feels happy and thoroughly at home.

 

The two leading lusts of the Jew’s life are lechery and money. In Wall Street, men think of nothing, care for nothing, talk of nothing, but money; and in this atmosphere which rings with the perpetual cry of money, money, money, the Jew revels with all the intoxicated rapture of a voluptuary plunging to the ears into some licentious debauch. And as he plots and plans, and intrigues, and cheats, amid the hoarse roar of money-making, and the crash of crumbling fortunes, he feels that he is following out the true bent of his nature; he is truly happy. The “Street” is the Jew’s paradise.

 

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When, dose upon a century ago, twenty-five brokers met under the shade of a buttonwood-tree standing opposite what is now No. 60 Wall Street, and signed a joint agreement which practically laid the foundation of that vast institution to-day known as the NewYork Stock Exchange, there was among the signatures not a single Jew name. Decades rolled by; the Stock Exchange grew into a mighty institution, gaining steadily in influence and importance, and its membership was year after year’ zealously kept free from the defiling contamination of Israel.

 

It was not until about fifteen years ago, that the hosts of Judah began to gird up their loins, and prepare for a combined assault upon the Stock Exchange. They had hard work for a time; but at last they succeeded in forcing their way in, and securing a foothold. This foothold once secured, the Hebrews came pouring in, in constantly increasing numbers, so that during the past ten years fully forty per cent of the new members have been Jews. The New-York Stock Exchange has to-day a membership of eleven hundred. of which fully ten per cent, is composed of Jews. Of the two thousand members of the Consolidated Exchange, some two hundred and fifty are Jews.

 

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It was not long after the Jews had forced their way into the Stock Exchange, before their presence rendered necessary the passing of a rule, which is to this day in force, that English only must be spoken on the floor of the Exchange. The cause and it aptly illustrates the clannishness of the Jews which immediately led to the passage of this rule was as follows: —

 

One day, about ten years ago, a Jew member of the Exchange sold a block of stock to a Gentile broker. Just as the sale was effected, another Jew said something in German to the seller, to the effect that he wanted to purchase the stock. Instantly the first Jew declared the sale off, with the all-too-evident purpose of favoring the other descendant of the tribes. The Gentile broker declared that he could not thus favor one member at the expense of another; that it was against the rules of the Exchange. Thereupon the first Jew unblushingly asserted that he had made no sale to Jew No. 2; that no sale at all had, in fact, been effected. The Gentile broker, feeling he was being defrauded of his rights, made a complaint; and a very neat trap was set for the detection of the Jew conspirators.

 

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It is the custom in the “Street” to send a messenger around to the various offices, after business has closed, to verify purchases or sales. A messenger who purported to come from Jew No.2 was sent to the office of Jew No.1 to verify the suspected sale of the block of stock in question. To the messenger, the sale of the stock was admitted at Jew No. 1’s office, thus making out a clear case against him. Thereupon the authorities of the Stock Exchange suspended both the Jew offenders, ordered that the sale to the Gentile broker go into effect, and passed the order referred to, directing that in future English only must be spoken on the floor of the Exchange. A mere straw, indeed, to oppose to the tide of Jew duplicity and treachery.

 

Every child throughout the length and breadth of the land knows of that great, salient figure in Wall Street, — of the man who by dint of accumulated millions practically rules the market, and sways values at will; the evil genius of the “Street;” the modern corsair; the land-pirate who wrecks vast railroad and telegraph systems, as the hangers of false beacon lights wrecked ships in olden times, in order to profit from their disintegration; the trickster to whom no promise or agreement is sacred, and who never yet entered a deal without betraying and selling out his confederates; the wizard who began as an inventor of mouse-traps, and developed into a trapper of men; the man whose name stands as the incarnation of fraud, chicanery, and deceit. Not the least mysterious peculiarity of this very mysterious personage is his origin. His parents were not Jews; it has not been found possible to trace any Jewish blood among his ancestors; he himself denies that he has any Jewish blood in his veins.

 

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But however this may be, account for it as you will, certain it is that the evil genius of the “Street” has Jew blood in his veins, is out and out a Jew. The Jews, on their side, are proud of him, and, plainly recognizing in him a brother, secretly rejoice in him, and count him as one of their race. It may thus be safely relied upon, that the greatest rascal of the age bears the stamp of Israel upon his face, and is, however difficult it may be to trace his origin, a Jew.

 

Among the leading Jews in the “Street” is a banker who represents the greatest of all European Jew banking-houses, and of one of whose members he is said to be the natural son. He is a short, swart, hard-featured little man, who is chiefly remarkable for his outrageous assumption of airs of importance and extravagant dignity. Again and again has this miserable little Jew, with the bar sinister across his escutcheon, this descendant of the rabble which howled around Calvary nineteen centuries ago, insulted with pompous mien and blatant arrogance honest Christian folk with whom he has been brought in contact. He is an admirable sample of the purse-proud Jew, of the Jew in high place, of the Jew insolent in his wealth, and puffed up with self-sufficiency and self-importance, an excellent exemplification of the proverbial beggar on horseback. Yet with all his pride, with all his arrogance, with all his self-importance, he, like his brethren of the Ghetto and of Baxter Street, is physically dirty: he cannot keep his ears clean!

 

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Next in importance among the Jews in the “Street”, are two brothers, who are also in the banking business, who affect great airs of social distinction. They originally kept a clothing store on the Baxter-street basis in the upper part of the State, and later were in business in San Francisco. Their fortune was accumulated in army contracts during the war, and it was not until after the collapse of the Rebellion that they branched out in New York.

 

For many years they contrived to disguise themselves as honest men, but recently their true character was plainly disclosed in connection with the floating of the bonds of a certain railroad. After the bonds had been placed by these Jew bankers, just one solitary quarterly coupon was paid, after which the whole enterprise collapsed, and the road had to be put into the hands of Gentiles for thorough re-organization. Investigation disclosed a most disgraceful state of affairs. At last the eyes of the public were opened to the true character of this “respectable” Jew banking-house; and to-day the Jew bankers, ruined in reputation, recognized far and wide as bare-faced swindlers, could not float an enterprise involving the investment of a hundred dollars.

 

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The two brothers have each a goodly brood of young “olive-branches,” most of whom are distinguished by their peculiarly Jewish lechery, their abandoned amours, and profligate modes of life.

 

A few years ago, there was a young Jew in the “Street,” who, during the boom of ‘78 and ‘80, by cunning speculations accumulated a large fortune. He determined to retire, and go to Europe with his Gentile mistress, and there disport himself after the ostentatious fashion so dear to the Jew heart. He secured by an act of the legislature the changing of his Israelitish cognomen, to a name borne by an eminent American family; married his Gentile mistress, and then set sail for Europe. He established himself in London, taking a fashionable residence in the West End, and assiduously cultivated the acquaintance of the American minister. He managed so cleverly, that this official sent in the Jew’s name for presentation at the court. But the lord chamberlain scented the Jew from afar; an investigation ensued; and, as a result of this investigation, the ambitious Jew’s metamorphosed name was promptly eliminated from the presentation list.

 

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Prominent among the Jews in the “Street” are two brothers who by their ridiculous antics, strange habits, and generally Jewish characteristics, are unfailing sources of merriment, standing butts of ridicule. The one is tall, lank, and blonde, with large, round gold spectacles, and a lost expression on his face; the other is short, stout, and chunky, with a general appearance suggestive of a retired prize-fighter who has “gone to seed.” He has a fussy habit of rudely elbowing his way wherever he goes; he wears marvellous collars which stretch high up about his ears; and upon his head is a little round cap such as tourists or monkeys carry. He usually carries a half-consumed cigar in his mouth; and as he talks with you, he will industriously scrub his teeth with the ashy end. Observing a look of disgust upon your face, he will exclaim, —

 

“Vatt! you t’ink dot is dor-rty? Bah! Mein fr’end, der cigar ash is der finest dentifrice in der vor-ruld!”

 

These brothers originally came from California, where they kept a cheap-John clothing-shop, while their sister maintained a “hotel” where accommodations were extended to ladies and gentlemen without an over-rigid scrutiny into the nature of their relationship, or their possession of a marriage-certificate.

 

These Jews, as is usually the case with the tribes, flaunt their wealth with lavish ostentation. This is especially the case with the elder of the brothers, the one with the peculiar habit as to applying cigar ashes as a dentifrice. His wife appears at the opera, or in the boxes of the leading theatres, fairly ablaze with diamonds.

 

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A curious story is told in connection with two of the solitaires worn by her. Her spouse was in the habit of sporting two enormous head-lights in the bosom of his shirt. One day he appeared in the “Street” without these adornments. He was stopped before long by an acquaintance who exclaimed,

 

“Hallo! What have you done with your diamonds?”

 

Vell,” exclaimed the Jew with perfect innocence and great good-nature;

 

 “I find dot only gamblers und veemen off color vear diamonds, so I geef them to my vife.”

 

This story got abroad, and was extensively paragraphed in the newspapers throughout the country. It was this Jew who originated it.

 

Another interesting little domestic episode is recounted as having taken place between this interesting pair of Hebrews in high life. Upon one occasion, it is said, the husband came home, and, in high good humor over some lucky financial stroke, exclaimed,

“Get on your t’ings, Betsy, und vee go out together.”

“But where are we going?” inquired the wife.

“Never you mind; you find dot out ven vee get there.”

“Oh, very veil,” responded the wife; “but yoost tell me, mein husband, shall I vash for a high-neck or a low-neck dress?”

 

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Both these brothers are, as will already have been perceived, remarkable, in spite of their great financial successes, for their lack of brightness, and great intellectual stupidity. Their great obtuseness in ordinary intercourse constantly subjects them to ridicule. A story which is well known in the “Street” aptly illustrates this point. The tall brother, with the gold spectacles and lost expression, was one day standing on the floor of the Exchange in the midst of a group of brokers who were laughing and chatting together, and carrying on in that frisky fashion peculiar to members of the Exchange when business is slack. It was a particularly dull day; and presently a young broker, noted for his bright witticisms, remarked that;

“things are so dull on ‘Change to-day that even if a coon came in he couldn’t make a (s)cent!”

 

A roar of laughter greeted this sally, in which the bespectacled Jew joined in a feeble way. That evening he found himself in company up town; and in the course of conversation he remarked that young Blank had “got off” a good thing on the floor of the Exchange that afternoon.

 

“What did he say?” several eagerly inquired.

 

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Vell,” responded the Jew, beaming through his gold-rimmed spectacles, and glowing with pleasurable pride at thus attracting attention unto himself;

“he said dot t’ings vere so dull on ‘Change to-day dot even if a coon came in he couldn’t make — a dollar!”

 

To this day the Jew has not discovered how it was that Blank’s story, which was so well received on the floor of the Exchange, fell so utterly flat before that up-town party.

 

The stinginess and general meanness of this dullard Jew actually surpass belief. It is a favorite trick with him, when on a horse-car in which he perceives an acquaintance, to affect to have forgotten his pocketbook, or to have only bills of large denomination upon his person. On the strength of this excuse he will borrow some small change, the borrowing of which he invariably forgets, or rather affects to forget. Never, by any chance, is it returned. These petty loans are sometimes made from some clerk in the “Street” on a small salary. Nobody is too insignificant for this niggard Jew to borrow from. Imagine this wretch, the possessor of millions, thus filching from some poor toiler with nothing in the world beyond the week’s salary he carries in his pocket, and then going on his way chuckling and rejoicing in his Jew heart that he is some few stolen pennies the richer!

 

And now to give an instance of the Jew’s brutal lack of all fine feeling or delicacy. One day a gentleman called at the office of these Jew brothers, and had an interview with the elder one on a matter of business.

 

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Presently, in the course of conversation, the Jew exclaimed to his visitor, —

 

“Ah! I see you vas in mourning. Who for?”

“For my little boy whom I have just lost.”

“Vot! Not dot bright little fellow who vas mit you der last time you come to the office?”

“Yes, for him.”

“Ach! too bad, too bad! How ver’ sodden!”

“Yea, very sudden.”

“Vell, you surprise me. It is ver’ shocking, ver’ shocking! Hello! Oxcuse me,” suddenly putting a dirty thumb and forefinger to his visitor’s scarf, “but dot vos a fine diamond you haf there. Ish dot a real shtone?”

 

Every day, during a portion of the lunch-hour, the younger of the brothers is in the habit of strutting up and down in front of the office, with ostentatious mien and provokingly self-satisfied air. One day a gentleman who had long been watching the Jew’s lordly and majestic strut, and who felt irresistibly impelled to give some, vent to his disgust, stepped up to the inflated Israelite, and, with a sweeping bow, blandly said, —

Will you excuse me, sir, but I am a stranger in these parts, and I would like to ask you a question. I have for some time past been observing you as you — ah — walked up and down, and I would like to inquire, if you will permit me, who you are?

 

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I, sir,” said the Jew, swelling with self-importance, and entirely oblivious to the latent sarcasm in the speaker’s words, “I, sir, am — —.

Indeed, ah, indeed!” rejoined the other, “so you are — —, eh? Dear me, what a mistake I came near making! I took you to be the President of the United States.

 

Just as the other two Jew brothers, who are bankers in the “Street,” lost their prestige through roguery, so this precious pair recently came into disrepute through the rascally conduct of one of the members of their house. The younger brother had a son who held a confidential position in the firm, and was acquainted with its secrets. Upon one occasion the brothers entered into a pool with a number of speculators in the “Street” to boom a certain stock. The son thereupon went all over the “Street,” and sold the secrets of the combine on all sides, the understanding being that he was to receive a share in the profits derived. As a natural result, the pool found that all its operations were handicapped, and a general collapse ensued. The treachery of the young Jew was promptly discovered and fully proven; and the members of the pool demanded that the Jew firm make restitution to them of the losses they had suffered by the young scoundrel’s dishonesty. Needless to say that this appeal to the firm’s honor was simply breath wasted. A Jew’s honor! As well might one speak of a harlot’s chastity!

 

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Until a few years ago, there was a good deal of money-lending going on in the “Street.” It was all done by the Jews, who shamelessly violated what is known as the usury law, and charged as high as an eighth, and even a quarter, per cent per day.

 

Research will show that all the railroads, all the public schemes, all the enterprises, of which the Jews have had the handling and secured control, have sooner or later come to grief under more or less shady circumstances, but always, of course, with profit to the Jew, who fattens upon disintegration and ruin, as the carrion crow fattens on the festering corpses of the battlefield.

 

It is a singular fact, that in the few years since the Jews have obtained a foothold in the Stock Exchange and on the “Street,” things in Wall Street have been slowly, but steadily and surely, going to the bad. There is no disguising the fact that to-day business in the “Street” is in an alarming condition of stagnation, and that the most of the brokers are what they, in their expressive language, term “hard up.” This condition of affairs is due to lack of public confidence, leading to a general unwillingness to invest. The growth of this public sentiment is almost entirely attributable to lack of good faith and honest dealing evidenced in recent years, and the sharp practice — to put it mildly — so extensively resorted to. And who is more greatly responsible for the rascality and roguery practised than the Jews to-day in Wall Street?

 

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As matters now stand, it looks very much as if the “Street” would have to wait for good times until a new generation of speculators shall have sprung up. Perhaps, however, good times might be brought back, a general boom effected, and public confidence to a certain degree restored, by a general expulsion of the Jews from the “Street.

 

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CHAPTER V.

 

 

THE JEW IN THE TOBACCO TRADE.

 

. . . What have these usurers let escape their grasp?

 

THE ORIGINAL MR. JACOBS.

 

 

The tobacco and cigar trade has passed almost entirely passed into the hands of the Jews. It is safe to assert that ninety per cent of the capital at present invested in the trade is Jew capital. Like every other industry in which the hooked nose of Israel has obtruded itself, the tobacco and cigar trade suffers from the Jew’s connection with it.

 

The Jew in the tobacco trade figures throughout, as is invariably the ease, as a jobber, a trader, a speculator, and profiteer in the labor of others; but as a producer, never. The men who raise the tender, pleasure-yielding plant, are Gentiles; the laborers who gather it and bind it in bales for the market are Gentiles; the workmen and work-girls who strip, roll, and pack, are Gentiles. It is only when it comes to jobbing, selling, and manufacturing, that the Jew figures prominently in the trade. Then he comes out in full force.

 

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In the tobacco trade, as in other branches of industry, the Jew resorts to his favorite trick of going into alleged bankruptcy, and thereby making a haul at the expense of his ill-starred creditors. With hardly a single exception, there is not a Jew firm, large or small, in the tobacco and cigar trades, that has not at some time in its career made a “failure,” paying more or less in considerable amounts on the dollar. This is a statement which can readily be verified, and at the expenditure of very little trouble. The past history of the Jew houses in this respect is in marked contrast to the records of Gentile houses in the trade, among which latter there have been notably few failures.

 

The saddest and most sickening spectacle in the cigar-trade is that presented by the tenement-house manufacture. Scattered throughout New-York City in the most abject quarters, are tenement-houses given over to families who earn a miserable livelihood by the making of cigars. In many instances the whole family works at the manufacture, — father, mother, and even the little children. The houses and floors occupied by these tenement cigar-makers are rented for them by Jews, who charge relatively exorbitant prices, pay the most scanty wages, and usually also own the butcher shop and grocery-store in the immediate vicinage of the tenement.

 

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The tenement-house cigar-maker is to all intents and purposes the Jew’s slave: he is practically held in Israel’s bondage. He starts out in the Jew’s debt; and what with scanty wages, and the high prices charged at butcher-shop and grocery-store, the Jew takes care that he never gets out. The unfortunate slave of the Jew is in nine cases out of ten compelled to buy the week’s provisions on credit; and by the time his wages have been earned they have already been eaten up, have gone back into the Jew’s pocket. And thus, month after month, year after year, he goes on toiling from early morn until late at night, in the pestilential atmosphere of the tenement cigar-factory; never making any progress, never gaining any headway, sweating out his life and the lives of his wife and his little ones, in the service of the Jew.

 

But are the Jews the sole maintainers of this system of degradation and misery?

 

Solely and entirely!

 

Every tenement cigar-factory in New-York City, large and small, without one solitary exception, is owned and carried on by Jews. We make this statement boldly and sweepingly, and we challenge contradiction.

 

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The number of tenement cigar-makers, male and female, in New York, is about ten thousand. It is next to impossible to ascertain how much, or, more accurately speaking, how little, is earned per capita by these tenement workers; for the Jew credits all the cigars made in each tenement factory, or “cheap Hoor” as it is now called, to the head of the household, regardless of how many other members of the family may be working at the trade. The earnings of a whole family are thus made to appear on the books as the earnings of one person, and the tenement worker figures on paper as earning wages which he is very far indeed from receiving. This is a Jew trick, a ruse devised by Jew cunning and duplicity, the object in view being to effect a favorable showing in the event of legislative or newspaper investigation.

 

The squalor, misery, and dirt existing in these tenement cigar-factories, and the evils arising from the system in general, have again and again been described by the newspapers of the metropolis. Mrs. Helen Campbell some time ago gave a vivid description, in the columns of “The New-York Tribune,” of the horrors to be encountered in these tenement factories; and the article was reproduced in that enterprising journal of the trade, “Tobacco.” The following facts are taken from her article:

Imagine a room twelve by fourteen feet, over crowded with busy workers, and filled with a poisonous atmosphere.

 

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Tobacco lay in piles upon the door, and under the long table where the cigars were rolled; its rank smell dominating the stenches arising from the sink, and from the general filth not only of this room, but of the house as a whole. Two of the children sat on the floor, stripping the leaves, and another on a stool. A girl of twenty sat near them; and all alike had sores on lips and cheeks and hands. Children from five to six years can be taught to strip, and thus add to the week’s income, which is far less in the tenement-house factory than in the regular factory, in which latter from eight to twelve dollars per week is averaged. But the work, if done at home, can be made to include the whole family; and some four thousand women are engaged in the tenement cigar-factories in New York, an almost equal but unregistered number of young children sharing the work with them. A number of women often club together, using one room; and in such cases, their babies crawl about in the filth on the wet floors, playing with the damp tobacco, and breathing the poison with which the room is saturated.

Women and girls of every age become the victims of nervous and hysterical complaints, the direct result of nicotine poisoning; and succeeding these come throat-diseases and consumption, which result in many instances from the dust. Canker is one of the most frequent afflictions, and sores of many orders. It is the children who suffer most; growth being stunted, and nervous diseases developed, which end often in St. Vitus’ dance. Skin-diseases of every variety are engendered; the causes being not only tobacco, but the filth in which these people live.

 

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It is doubtful if the most inveterate smoker would feel much relish for the cigar manufactured under such conditions; yet hundreds of thousands of such cigars go out yearly from these tenements, bearing in every leaf the poison of their preparation.

 

In these tenement factories, children under ten years of age are to be found working as strippers, and doing a day’s work of ten hours and more. The factory child fares far better than does the child of the cigar tenement; for in the factory there is exercise, and the going to and from work, while in the tenement factory the worn-out little creatures crawl to the bed, which is often only a pile of rags in the corner, or lie down on a heap of tobacco, breathing its poison day and night uninterruptedly. Vices of every order flourish in such air, and morality in this trade is at its lowest ebb. Nervous excitement is so intense that necessarily nothing but immorality can result, and the child of eight or ten is well-nigh as gross and confirmed an offender as the grown man or woman.

 

Disease may very readily be conveyed to the smoker through the tip of the cigar manufactured by the sore-lipped and sore-fingered workers in these uncleanly, Jew tenement factories. The tip of the cigar is the very part which is the most difficult to roll, and therefore requires the most manipulation.

 

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Again, many of these uncleanly workers, not under the rigid supervision that is exercised in every first-class cigar-factory, will often apply the tip of the cigar to their poison laden lips to moisten the leaf, with a view to saving the time which would be spent in using the water-brush or the implement with which the gum-tragacanth is applied. In this way disease may be transmitted to the smoker. Not long ago, the Hon. M. J. B. Messemer, a coroner of the city and county of New York, held an autopsy over the body of a man in the morgue who had committed suicide in consequence of his having been foully poisoned by a cigar made by some uncleanly workman. The publicity given to this case brought other cases of poisoning to light; and such was the scare created at the time, that the greatest house in the trade, catering to the public demand, introduced a cigar with a patent wooden tip which obviated the necessity of the end of the cigar being manipulated, and afforded a positive guaranty that that portion which went into the smoker’s mouth was wholesome and cleanly. These Wooden-tipped cigars sprang at a leap into popular favor, and millions of them have been sold. They are still in the market.

 

But the Jew, indifferent to the filth, the misery, and the suffering in the tenements, heedless of the danger to the general public, goes on maintaining the iniquitous tenement manufacturing system. What cares he if a few thousand children go down to their graves in his service every year? what cares he if a few hundred Gentiles are poisoned by his vile cigars? As long as he can manufacture cheaply, and thereby accumulate money more rapidly, what cares he indeed!

 

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With the Jew lies the responsibility of the continuance of the present unjust and ridiculous internal revenue laws relating to the manufacture of cigars. According to the law as it now stands, a bond of five hundred dollars must be furnished for every workman engaged in the making of cigars. The effect of this law is, naturally, to impede the workman in branching out on a small scale for himself; for, if he starts in to manufacture on his own account, without furnishing the bond, and is detected, the penalties which he incurs are most severe. They involve the seizing and forfeiture of all the stock of the transgressor, of all his implements and fixtures, and, if he own it, of his place of manufacture, and the ground upon which it stands. It will thus be perceived that little is left to the man caught manufacturing cigars without the required legal bond, save his life.

 

Again and again have the few great Gentile manufacturers in the trade urged, that, in justice to. the workman; these ridiculous laws should be repealed. But opposed to any such repeal has been the solid Jew influence, and it has prevailed. The Jew will give the workman no chance to branch out in ever so small a way for himself: he wants to keep the workman as a toiler in the tenement-house, or a wage-slave in the factory, — fettered, enchained.

 

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But the Gentile manufacturer has reason to remember the Jew in another connection besides that of a competitor. He has cause to remember him from his journalistic exploits in the trade newspaper line. A certain hook-nosed, black-muzzled Jew, who started out as a peddler of bad cigars, has obtained control of a trade newspaper alleged to be devoted to the interests of the tobacco trade. This sheet is simply and solely a medium of blackmail. So cunning, unscrupulous, and audacious is its Jew owner, that the whole trade stands in fear and trembling of him. Nothing is sacred to him.

 

In one instance, he had attempted to blackmail a certain manufacturer a number of times, but always unsuccessfully. One fine day the manufacturer got married to an estimable young lady. Then the Jew editor saw an opportunity for either blackmail or revenge, possibly both. in published a scandalous article, reflecting on the lady’s chastity prior to her marriage. The article was so cunningly devised, that, while dealing out its full weight of injury and venom, the Jew scoundrel was enabled to escape legal consequences, and to avoid punishment in any form.

 

A prominent house, doing a large cigar trade, has recently had cause grievously to regret having taken a

 

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.. .. .. .. .. him in a posi-. .. .. .. … Jew as buyer of. .. .. .. … a dollar when he. .. .. .. … in question. In a. .. .. .. … trotters, flaunted a. .. .. .. … bank account amounting. .. .. .. … Finally the firm scented. .. .. .. … -tigation ensued. Inquiry. .. .. .. … buyer had been purchasing. .. .. .. … from the tenement-house. .. .. .. … -race; receiving, of course, a. .. .. .. … the orders given in this direc-. .. .. .. … not only vile in quality, but. .. .. .. … cost hugely in excess of their. .. .. .. … a case of a Jew playing into. .. .. .. .. ., for mutual benefit, and with. .. .. .. … only. The Jew traitor was, of. .. .. .. … -ked out as soon as his perfidy was. .. .. .. … -hing could be done, in a legal way,. .. .. .. … -ording to his deserts. He had man-. .. .. .. … -ly for that. The firm’s reputation. .. .. .. … through the operations of the Jew. .. .. .. … it had intrusted its affairs.

.. .. .. .. .. customer of the firm closed his account. .. .. .. .. ., and refrained from having any further. .. .. .. … it, as soon as he learned that a Jew was. .. .. .. … of its cigar department. The sequel. .. .. .. … sagacious was his action.

 

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I dare say it’s all right,” he said at the time; “but I make a point of never having any dealings with a man with Jew blood in his veins.

Far-seeing merchant! Wise man! Let every prudent person follow his example.

 

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Notes

 

* The cover, the ‘Le Happy Merchant’ image and Table of Contents are not part of the original book.

  • Notes enclosed in [square brackets] and marked with an asterisk (*) symbol are not in the original text.

  • On page 55 on the original scan half the text is missing. If anyone has the complete text please paste it in the comment section of my blog. Thanks.

  • Page numbers in this document are the page numbers in the original book.

 

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The American Jew – Part 1: His Arrival in America — The New-York Ghetto — The Jew at the Summer Hotel

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The American Jew – Part 3: The Jew in Politics — The Jew in Journalism — “The Great American Journalist.” — The Jew Lecher

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