7 OCTOBER 1882, Page 3

The anti- Semitic feeling has extended to Austro-Hungary, and on

Thursday week and Friday riots broke out in Pressburg. The rioters do not appear to have attacked persons with any ferocity, though some Jews were slightly injured ; but they assailed the houses, breaking windows, and plundering any accessible shops. The police were called out, but were driven back, and the soldiers then cleared the threatened quarter with the bayonet. The Jews, full of stories from Russia and Berlin, were exceedingly alarmed, and 300 families quitted Pressburg. The Government of Hungary, unlike that of Germany, being in constant need of " financial assistance,"—which, on the Con- tinent, means Jewish help,—acted with great rigour, M. Tisza; placing Pressburg in a state of siege for one month, and order- • lig all the military authorities to afford energetic support to the:

police. The riots, in which Magyars and Slays appear to have joined, are now over, but the Jews no longer feel safe anywhere east of the French border. The cause of the rising in Pressburg was, as usual, dislike of the Jews' commercial success, and of their tribal union, aggravated by a preposterous report—which has reappeared in all ages—of their having killed a girl for sacrifice. We wonder, that being so constant an accusation, whether homicidal mania among Jews ever takes that form, It does among many other Asiatic tribes,