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t of domestic fowl. In the other villages similar conditions prevail. At Gadrah, a settlement of former Russian students, a distillery for the manufacture of brandy is already in operation. All in all, the prospects are now good and encouraging. According to the latest statistics there were about 44,000 Jews in Palestine, about one-half in Jerusalem and its environs, the other half occupying farming lands near Carmel and in the valleys of the plains of Sharon and Esdraelon. The Rev. Stephen A. Wise, rabbi of the Madison Avenue Synagogue, New York City, and secretary of the second annual congress of Zionists in Basle in 1898, commented as follows on the work then accomplished: The first congress was held exactly a year ago, upon the initiative of Dr. Theodore Herzl, a gifted man of letters of Vienna, who in his book The Jewish State, has urged Zionism upon the Jewish people as the solution of the Jewish A view of Jerusalem. question. In masterly fashion Dr. Herzl, in