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Mrs. Strook, ot New York, is the guest of Mrs. J.
Mr. Aaron J. Plait has left for Hampton, Va., to
engage in business.
Miss Shrier, of New York, one of the recent visi
tors to Richmond, has returned home.
Miss Simons, of Philadelphia, who was the guest
of Miss Hattie Sycle, has returned home.
Messrs. J. B. Lo wen berg, of Norfolk, and Aaron
Meyers, of Newport Ncvvs, were in the city this week.
Mrs. Byron Bear entertained in honor of the visit
ing young ladies recently. Her sister, Mrs. I. Cohen,
assisted in receiving the numerous guests.
Miss Pried man, of Philadelphia; Miss Irma Ro
senbaum, and Mrs. 8. ft. Rosenbaum arc visiting
friends in Savannah, Atlanta, New Orleans, a;.d
The Sir Moses Monteliore congregation has built
an addition to its synagogue, to be usen for the Tal
mud-Torah school, recently organized, and which
promises to be of great benefit to the young people.
A meeting of the board of the Hebrew Home for
the Aged and Infirm was held last night, and ar
rangements were made for the holding of the annual
meeting of members iii the neer future, when the con
stitution and by-laws as amended will be submitted
The gale last Tuesday night did not prevent a
good attendance at the Jefferson Club " ladies' even
ing." Quite a number enjoyed the music and danc
ing. Arrangements have been 'made for a bal poudre
March 10th, and there will be a subscription german .
on February 24-th.
Mr. Moses Sycle, son of Mr. Julius Sycle, is at
tending Riclimond College preparatory to taking a
course in medicine. When Mr. Sycle graduates he
will make the sixth Jewish doctor in the city. Not
many years ago there was only one in the State, and
the increase is but indicative of the progress being
made by the Jews in professional life throughout the
1. ©. X. X. Endowment "Report.
The annual report of the Endowment Sinking
Fund Commissioners of District Grand Lodge, No. 5,
B'ne B'rith has been received. The figures following,
taken from it, will be of interest to members of the
Receipts during the year from dues and assess.
ments, $30,066.82; from interest,cash on hand, etc.,
$32,832.92; total, $52,900.74.
Disbursements: Endowment,s36,ooo; mortgages
placed, $4,000; dues remitted, $9; special deposit,
$11,400.25; expenses, $596.66; cash on hand,
The total assets of the Sinking Fund are $80,
--550.22, of which $7,450.22 is cash on deposit and
$73,100 is invested in real estate mortgages.
Eleven endowments are payable in January and
February, and thirty-six were paid last year.
Number of deaths reported in 1897, 45.
The total participating membership December 1,
1897, was 1,093, divided as follows: $1,000, 1,037;
$750,1; $500, 23; $250, 32.
(Ibe junior (Derman.
The Junior German Club held a delightful german
last night at Belviderc Hall. Mr. Meno Mitteldorfer
and Miss Fannye Mitteldorfer led, assisted Ivy Mr.
Benjamin Goodman and iMiss Hattye V. Sycle. Af
terwards a delightful repast was spread on the
stage. Among those present were Mr. Benjamin
Rosenstock and IMiss Ray Eigenbrun. of Petersburg;
Mr. I. Reinheimer and Miss Fleck, Mr. Wm. Schwarz
schild and Miss Rosalie Held, Mr. Gus. •Schwarz
schild and Miss Fannye Mitteldorfer, Mr. Moses Sy
cle and Miss Mamie Myers, Mr. Samuel Bowman
and Miss Lottye Weil, Mr. L. Bell Stern and Miss
Mabel B. Sycle, Mr. Aaron Jacobs and Miss Corinne
Straus, Mr. Samuel Wallerstein and Miss Amelia
Kahnweiler, Mr. Irvin Straus and Miss Blanch Heller,
Mr. Mitteldorfer Straus and Miss Rita Goodman,
Mr. Max Cohen and Miss Essie Ktrsh, Mr. Adolph
Lang and Miss Dora Lang, Mr. I. Caron and Miss
Rebecca Hells tern. Mr. H. S. Bloomberg and Miss
Edna Bloomberg. Chaperons: Mrs. I. Stern, Mrs.
Mitteldorfer and AMrs. J. Sycle.
B Gag Cbeatrtcal TKlcch.
Next week will be a gay one at the Academy of
Music, and the patrons of the playhouse w T ill have
ample refreshment after the past week of morbid
Augustin Daly's charming comedy, "A Night
Off," which was produced in New York last winter
by Ada Rehan, opens the week on Monday for one
Tuesday, Washington's Birthday, there will be
matinee and night performances of Lincoln J. Car
ter's scenic naval comedy drama, "Under the Dome."
On Wednesday and Thursday, the event of the
week, Mr. and Mrs. Russ Whytal in Mr. Whytal's
successful stage story of Southern life, " For Fair Vir
ginia," is the bill.