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TENTH ANNUAL REPORT.
was expressing the sentiments of everyone present when he stated that their case could not be left in better hands.
VII.—THE EARTHQUAKE AT CHIOS AND TSEE8ME.
Soon after the catastrophe, which, on the 3rd of April befell the Island of Chios and the Anatolian maritime town of Tchesme, the Anglo-Jewish Association received telegrams and letters imploring the Council to assist in relieving the misery of hundreds of Jewish families. A large portion of them had lost their relatives, many had become inmates of hospitals, and all had been reduced to distress. M. Pariente, the Principal of the Jewish School in Smyrna, who had been sent to look after the condition of the Jews at Chios and Tshesme, gave a harrowing account of the scene he had witnessed. He himself had been helpful in rescuing a Jewish child, which had been buried under the ruins of a fallen house.
The Secretary was directed to communicate the contents of the correspondence to Sir Nathaniel de Rothschild, M.P., and he having advised that the intelligence received from the scene of the calamity should be brought to the cognisance of the Mansion House Committee, an assurance was given by that Committee that every attention
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