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admiration of all kitchen belles. Many
a wistful glance was bestowed on him from the basement windows, and many a flattering remark was made sotto voce (loud enough, however, to reach his ears) concerning his gentlemanly deport ment and bearing. lie had learned in the meantime not only to walk “with his head suspended in the air,” but also to dance in the same manner, as is the custom in this country. It was noticed also that he had relinquished the habit of laying Tephilin. It may be that the apprehension of his good mother had come too true ; the Tephility had fallen into the air outside of his reach. But I must hasten through this part of my story, and can not stop to moralize or to reason about such impracticable subjects. At last Jacob’s time arrived to be relieved from the* bonds of single life. Ilis redeeming angel was no less a person than Miss Emilia Schnatterzunge, a lady of high reputation as a cook. Jacob had made her acquaintance in a dancing saloon, and his fate was decided. She was of a dark complexion, a well-grown and well-developed figure, and the owner of a black silk dress for sociable pur poses. But the chief attraction in -lamina was Her pure Herman accent. Shoddy felt his heart melting like butter in a frying-pan when he heard Emilia say: aAch so!” “Meinen sief" “Aller dings” or similar expressions of signifi cant bearing. It is an unaccountable, I might almost say an unfortunate, feel ing in the hearts of my countrymen of Shoddy’s stamp, which makes them so tender at the sound of a pure German accent. It sometimes effects the happi ness of their lives in a very serious manner. / I shall not describe the coupfcfelfip of ■ , .*.j . , nU)vr'.j' anu, those of my readers who may desire to learn the particulars of such courtship, can easily draw their information from the original sources — any respectable dancing saloon in the Bowery (admission fifty cents), is the place where such scenes are enacted. Here is the account of the result of Jacob’s courtship. (TO BE CONTINUED.) Eorrespondence. C*^We do not hold ourselves responsible for the opinions and assertions of our corres pondents. r San Francisco, May 9th, 1878. Editor “Jewish Advance.” Dear Sir :—I hereby beg leave to give you a little history of the first lodge of the Independent Order Free Sons of Israel on the Pacific coast. Some time ago a few members of that Order, residing in this city, conceived the project of introducing the Order here, which was successfully carried out on the 28th ult., by the installation of Pioneer Lodge No. 87. For that purpose the M.W. Executive Committee of the U. S. Grand Lodge in New York, had deputized Bro. Sol. lloff heimer, their chairman, who arrived here on the 23rd, and on the 28th, in stalled, with all due ceremonies, Pioneer Lodge No. 87, with a membership of 52, which has since been increased and bids fair to be doubled before long. The officers elected for the ensuing term are : Pres., W. B. GHUENEBAUM; • Vloo Pres., M. S. MEYEIl; Hec. Secretary, LEO HE1MEH; Flu. “ M.J. SAHLEIN; Warden, GEO. LOWENBERG; Conductor, L. ROSENTHAL; Inside'Tiler, B. J. TRIEST; Outside “ W. V. WILLIAMS; Trustees: PHILIP PJSCK, E. GUNZHER GER, Rev. A. J. MESSING, E. GOLDSMITH, M. LANGSTADTEIt. On the evening of the 4th inst., several of the officers called upon the Dep. Grand Master to receive final instructions, after which they invited him to St. Ann’s Rest, for a social glass, where Bro. Hoff heimer was surprised to find the mem bers of Pioneer Lodge assembled to drink with him a parting cup. Amid the toasting and mirth, Bro. Hoffheiinei was presented, in a fitting little speech by Bro. Philip Peck, in the name of the Lodge, with a very elegant gold and quartz match-box of unique design and artistic workmanship, as a token of the high esteem in which he is held by all the members of this lodge. On Tuesday last, Bro. Iloffheimer left for his distant home, carrying with him the most heartfelt gratitude and best wishes of the host of warm friends, whom he, whole-souled, genial and socia ble as he is, had attracted about him during his sojourn here, and who will ever remember his visit with no small amount of pleasure. Very respectfully yours, W. B. Grueneuaum. Omaha, Neb., May 21st, 1878. Editor Jewish Advance. We lately had here quitealittle excite ment, but it has born good fruits. A daily paper of this city, reporting the trial of a man who peddled without a license, volunteered the information that the offend#!1 was a jew, a son of Levi, one of-the circumcized, etc. Our llabbi, Dl\ Stern, fought gallently against this out-eroping of prejudice,and the chances are, that The Herald will leave the Jews •Ortito nf ifo _-_.4 waouu XKji* L SIMON WOLF ! Why was Wolf asked to resign ? What wrong has he done ? The public would like a plain answer to these questions. Why did he resign ? If he is pure and innocent, why did he not stick to his post like a man ? If he is guilty of any evil, why was he not punished ? Light is wanted upon this subject, and will have to be given sooner or later. The Jewish Advance will be looked for anxiously in many quarters, for, in deed, Jewish journals in this country need an “advance;” they are either per sonal concerns, written for personal advantages, and governed by personal “likes and dislikes,” or they are adver tising sheets, with a few clippings from other papers. We want in this country a paper conducted by an intelligent man, of sound Hebrew scholarship, indepen dent. And the general impression is that from a man, who writes and acts upon the motto: “I seek no riches and no fame, To be but useful is my aim.” a paper of this kind is to be expected. Our Congregation is progressing and is living. The v^bbi, whenever he preaches, does not preach on “shadows,” but speaks on vital religious matters. Mrs. Kahn, one of the most respected Jewish ladies in this city, recently cele brated her birthday. We have had cold weather here recent ly, but you know that fine weather does not come till after the reading of the “ Tochecha” so we will be patient. More anon. Ploni Almoni. * —Prof. H. Graetz’ history of the Jews, which fills eleven volumes, will appear in English, condensed by the author into three volumes. Inch and Dsiomestic. _ ._—_ THE 8HEVU0TII SERVICES in our Temples were well attended. The confirmations were very impressive and solemn ; the children knew their relig ious lessons excellently, which argues well for the efficiency and diligence of their instructors. As to our minis ters, we would be at a loss to say which of them acquitted himself best in his particular capacity and position. The burning eloquence of one, the earnest pleading of the other, the practical ad monitions of the third, the honest efforts of the rest—were all alike fitting and impressive for the respective audiences. Here is a list of the children which have been confirmed, alphabetically arranged according to the names of the ministers. llev. Liebman Adler, of Congregation Anshe Maariv, has confirmed eight child ren : Girls—Carrie Brunswick, Carrie Mandol. Boys—Isaao A. Kohn, Simon A. Kokn, Sam uel Adler, Samuel Hoffheimer, Arthur Bern* heimer, Jacob Bauland. liev. Dr. B. Felsenthal, of the Zion Congregation, has confirmed the follow ing ten children': Girls—Bertfna Sonnenschein, Bertha Lebold, Minnie Stein, Emma Rubel uud Bertha Strauss. Boys—Simon Baum, Levi Hubei, Isaac Iiubel, Morris Wolf and Michael Lissborger. Ilev. Dr. K. Kohler, of the Sinai Con gregation, has confirmed the following eleven children : Girls—Minnie Weinschenk, Judith Felsen thal, Hattie Biorsdorfer, Bertha Feinborg, Tillie Einstein, KosaLoewenstein, Bertha Hart, Hattie Gimbel and Cecilia Ilefter. Boys—Oscar Foreman, Harry Hyman, Mau rice Goodman, Isaac Foreman, Milton Wolf and Charlie Itubens. Ilev, A. Norden, of the North sidey C&Dgreg* iimi, bm. confirm follow-' ing'Pfeven children : Girls— Fannie Goldman, Juliet Kronberg, Rosa Rice and Carrie Buxbaum. Boys—Henry A. Weyl, Moses Goodman, Os car Eisendrath, Max Perlinsky, Joseph Cohen, Harry Mannheimer aud Hugo Abeles. At the temple of the B’nai Sholom Congregation no confirmation was held. Notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather, the Temples were all crowded. The society for establishing free schools for Hebrew, German and Relig ious instruction, will meet next Sunday at Druid Hall, 626 Milwaukee Avenue, at 4 o’clock P. M. For the last three weeks, Mr. Isidor Bro and Mr. Adolph Pike have been working indefatigably for this laudible purpose. They have thus far succeeded’ in getting up a list of about fifty members, who have de clared their willingness to join the socie ty and to contribute toward its mainte nance. Next Sunday they will meet at the above named place to adopt a pre amble, to organize and to elect officers. Let the meeting be well attended and may all who can see and estimate the importance of this movement (and who cannot?) “put their shoulders to the wheel.” ___ Last Wednesday evening Rev. Dr. K. Kohler left this city. He went to New York to the wedding of his sister-in-law Miss Mathilda Einhorn (the daughter of Rev. Dr. David Einhorn of N. Y.) to Rev. Dr. Emil Hirsch of Louisville, Ky. (the son of Rev. Dr. Samuel Hirsch of Philadelphia, Pa.) The wedding will take place next Sunday, June 16th. From the standing and renown of the it can easily be imagined that the altair will be ot great importance and of an imposing nature. This union by marriage of the houses of some of the most important Jewish ministers in this country may he considered of im portance to American Judaism in gen eral. We send our hearty greetings with the wishes that llev. Dr. Kohler will preach in Dr. Einhorn’s Temple and Temple Emanuel, of New York. On Sunday, June 2, a monument was set on the grave of Jacob Pieser, the well known member of the Chamber of Com merce, who died in this city a year ago. Notwithstanding the weather being very unfavorable, there was a good attend ance of the members of the B’nai-Sholom Congregation and of outside sympathiz ers. The minister of the 'Congregation gave a brief oration, and reminded the audience of the example which Jacob Pieser had given du’.i’rtg his life. “An elegant tombstoue ’—he said—“can be purchased for money, but a good name worthy to be remembered, must be ac quired by ‘an honest, charitable and re ligious life. Pieser has led such a life,. and of him it can really be Haiti : Ay*the request of many friends, we^ wiUVfififint in the first few issues of the JvrANCE our sketches, “Mrs.. ShodtHt.1vsi ^Irs. Chapkovsky,” which have odfe unpublished in the American Israelite jour years ago. Those who are interested in the "Fool’s Ward,” wilL have the satisfaction of learning all about him in a few weeks hence. As that story comprises more than fifteen chapters, we deem it impracticable to start it in the Jewish Advance now,, before our list of subscribers is complete. All. the characters of our stories are*.,, taken from life. The t .tions and in cidents are as true life as they can be made in works of this kind. The “Fools Ward” will be found interesting, as a peculiar type of a class of people which abound among the Israelites of Russia. ^ Tiie Chicago Times is responsible for the following paragraph : The Jews of Fayetteville, N. C., have presented Gov. Vance with a fine suit of clothes. It fits him like de baper on de vail. New York—About thirty ladies and gentlemen attended the annual meet ing of the United Hebrew Charities,, on Tuesday evening, May 28th. Much attention was paid to the interesting proceedings. Mr. .Henry Rice, the President, occupied the chair, and, after calling the meeting to order,, presented his Annual lieport, a welL written document, giving in a clear and concise manner the work accomplished by the Society during the past year. From the Finance Report, the follow ing is shown : Receipts, $-12,929.58 ; Ex penses, $41,070.58 — Balance on hand, May 1, 1878, $1759.50. The reading of the reports of the Supply, Employment,, Emigration, Medical and Loan Commit tee, next took place, giving in detail the facts as embodied in the President’s Report. It was resolved that 2500 cop ies of the President’s Report be printed,, the cost not to exceed $150. All the officers of last year were re elected unanimously, as follows : Henry Rice, President; Henry S. Allen, First Vice-President; M. Tuska, Second Vice President ; M. Rindskopf, Treasurer > Isaac Hoftman, Honorary Secretary.