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THE JEWISH SOUTH.
A JOURNAL DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF
HERBERT T. EZEKIEL, Editor and PubHsher,
826 East Main Street.
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Kntered at the Post-Office, Richmond, Va., as second class matter.
The "beginning of the end" is at hand so far as
the B'ne B'rith endowment in this district is con
cerned. We suppose the Grand Lodge did the best it
could, and after the bugaboo of endowment is re
moved the order will flourish again hereabouts.
The Grand Lodge B'ne B'rith did well in electing
Mr. Joseph L. Levy, of Richmond, grand secretary
of this district. Mr. Levy is an experienced account
ant and business man, and our word for it, the af
fairs of the Grand Lodge will receive the proper at
tention at his hands.
Last week we made mention of the fact that
Johnson's Fourth Reader, now in use in the public
schools of this city, contained a piece of religious sig
In fairness to the School Board it should be stated
that the copy submitted for its approval did not em
brace the article objected to.
Injustice to the publishers we would say that we
have their assurance that the matter will be brought
to the attention of the editor of the book in question,
and the article objected to will be eliminated from
In the meantime we look to the board and super
intendent to see that the teachers have orders to
"skip" "The Three Kings' when it is reached in reg
The election of M. Loubet to the Presidency of
the French Republic is said in effect to be a long step
towards Dreyfus's release.
A resident of this city who is a native of France,
assures us that sixty days at most will see the crime
of the century righted. The reference of the question
of revision to the civil section of the Court of Cassa
tion is in reality, he claims, no defeat of the Dreyfus
ites. All of the best people in France favor the fullest
investigation possible and want to see justice done.
In fact, he declares, the verdict of the court is in real
ity known to the government, and a favorable time
for announcing the decision is being awaited, as an
inopportune promulgation would possibly provoke
a revolution. #
Like all other countries, France has an eye to the
almighty dollar. The exposition of 1900 is close at
hand, and she knows that unless a settlement of this
matter, satisfactory to all the nations, without
whose help nothing can be done, is reached, her long
talked of and pet scheme will result in a fiasco.
The oldest paper in the world is the Kin Pan of
Pckin. For nearly a thousand years it has been pub
lished regular!}', first as a monthly, up to the year
1361, when it became a weekly, and for the last
ninety years as a daily. The proprietors are now
thinking seriously of publishing an evening edition
and of importing a hand press. It is also stated that
more than 1,900 of its editors have been beheaded,
one of the last being traced to the lost tribes, a copy
of the Talmud and a pack of cards having been dis
covered on his person just as he was about to lay his
head on the block. —Jewish Progress.
Sutro'a .TBencfacttone Woto.
The courts of California have decided that the
provisions in the late Adolph Sutro's will by which
his great library of manuscripts and rare books, and
a large park were given to the public, are null and
void. Thus the wishes of the would-be benefactor
are in vain, the people suffer untold loss. When will
our rich men learn to dotheircharity while they live?
They would never miss the amount thus disposed of,
yet they cling to every dollar until the last moment.
Enoch Pratt, of Baltimore, was one of the few- wise
enough to make his gifts beiore he died and saw that
the charities were well organized. Others might
learn from the errors of Tilden and Sutro.as well as
the success of Pratt.—C. H. L. in Jewish Comment.
Baroness de Hirsch is much better, and has re
moved from Paris to her castle at Beauregard. Asa
thanksgiving she sent the sum of five hundred pounds
to the Administrators of the Community for the re
lief of poor Jews during the winter.
MONUMENTS and GRAVESTONES.
S Our Illustrated Catalogue No. 10, which we mail free, con
tains a variety ot designs of Marble and Granite Memorials
31 suitable for cemetery or church, and will help yon in making a
[I proper selection. Write for it; we will satisfy you as to prices.
I We carry the largest stock of Gravestones, Monuments, and
Statuary in the South, and have unsurpassed facilities for the
O r M execution of Memorial Work of any size.
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