19 DECEMBER 1885, Page 1

The Prince of Bulgaria is, very wisely and rightly, but

also very astutely, making for himself friends of the mammon of unrighteousness. The anti-Jewish prejudices of Central Europe are still stronger in the Balkans, where an idea is entertained that the Jews are much too favourable to the Mahommedans, with whom they have ties of ceremonial, and even of theological kinship. They are, therefore, shamefully persecuted. Prince Alexander, however, not only protects them, but recently accepted the services of a whole battalion of 500 men, composed exclusively of Jews,—an incident without a precedent, we believe, in the history of Europe. The Jews thus honoured showed most

determined courage ; and in the battle of Slivnitza and the following engagements lost one-half their number,—two hundred men being killed on the field, besides many wounded. The Prince accordingipgave the mammal/tit, Lieutenantallisraeliii, the gold medal for valour, ant pal:Scaly tliartkerPthe battalion), as " worthy descendants: of the Sfaecabeee." The Jews oi: Europe, whose natural foible it is to crave for the distinctionss so long refused, will not forget that striking incident.