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Eocal and Domestic.
—Despatches have been received by Messrs. E. and S. Alexander to the fol lowing effect: Vicksburg, August 27. We need assistance. Fever very bad. L. W. Lowenberg. Vicksburg, August 28. We want assistance for Jewish widows and orphans. L. W. Lowenberg. —It seems that some of our brethren in this city and vicinity wait for demands to be made of them in person. The cry of distress is in the meantime increasing^ There is a readiness to help, but a great many wait that they should be called upon by some one or other. Do not wait or lose your time in waiting, friends, but send in your contributions at once to the offices where such will be received and forwarded promptly. We have not heard yet of our ladies’ societies, beside the Johannah lodge, nor have our young men shown their willingness to come to the ranks, beside the S. L. S, The de mands are urgent. Do your duty breth ren and sisters. Chicago, Aug. 26th, 78. Editor Jewish Advance: The following subscriptions for the yellow fever sufferers have been obtain ed from Israelites of Chicago : Leopold Bros. & Co. $50 00 Simon Meyer, Strauss & Co. 50 00 Leopold Blum. 50 00 G. Foreman. 50 00 H. A. Kohn & Bros. 50 00 Hart Bros. 35 00 Frank Bros.. . 25 00 International Bank. 25 00 Cahn, Wampold & Co . • 25 00 Selz, Schwab & Co. 25 00 Snydacker & Co. 25 00 Bindskopf, Barbe & Co. 25 00 Man del Bros. 25 00 •Clayburgh, Einstein & Co. 20 Oo B. Kuppenheim & Co.. 20 00 Sehoeneman & Co . 15 00 Sam’l Liberman & Co . 13 00 Greensfelder, Rosenthal & Co. 10 00 Hr. K. Kohler. 10 00 Silverman, Lindauer & Co. 10 00 A. Lewis & Co. 10 00 Hirsch, Mayer & Co. 10 00 Leopold & Austrian. 10 00 Eliel, Banzinger & Co. 10 00 I. Friedman. 10 00 Samuel Cole. 10 00 A. Loeb & Bro. 10 00 H. Felsenthal. 10 00 Rosenbaum Bros. 10 00 Giinbel, Florsheim & Co ... 10 00 Lindauer Bros. & Co . 10 00 Schnadig, Foreman & Co .• • 10 00 H. Lehman . 10 00 Lazarus Silverman. 10 00 Wolff Bros. 5 00 Hohn, Weineman & Co. 5 00 M. M. Gerstley. 5 00 Jos. Ullman. 5 00 Eisenstaedt Bros. 5 00 F. Kiss. 5 00 Price, Levi & Strauss. 5 00 Greenebaum Son’s. 5 00 L. Loewenstein. 5 00 Heidweyer & Stieglitz. 5 00 B. Gradle. 5 00 Witkowsky & Affeld. 5 00 E. Rothschild & Bro. 5 00 R. Guthmann. 5 00 J. F. Edwin. . 100 M. Dreschfleld . 1 00 Through Jewish Advance. 99 00 Further contributions will be received at Snydacker & Co., 95 S. Clark Street, at Frank Bros., 204 & 206 Madison Street, and at the office of the Jewish Advance, 84 and 86 Fifth Avenue, as heretofore. In addition to the contributions for the southern sufferers, reported in out last, we have received at this office front Theo. Goldman $1.00, Ladies’ Benevo lent Society of Plymouth, Ind., $25.00. The sum total received at this office up to this week amounted to $99.00, which has been handed to Mr. Henry Frank, whose full list of contributions is printed above —All the lodges of the I. 0. F. S. of I. of this city held a pic-nic last Sunday at the Sharpshooters’ Park. The num ber of participants amounted to over two thousand persons. The weather was exceptionally favorable and the affair was hugely enjoyed by young and old. An opera-glass was sold at aucti on on that occasion and the sum realized was $38.00, which will he sent to the sufferers of the yellow fever. —From all parts of the country, from all small communities whithersoever the reports of the yellow fever suffering has reached, assistance for the sufferers is coming in most readily. There is another cry of distress from the famine sufferers of Morocco. The circular of the Board of Delegates, whieh we publish in an other column, tells the tale of woe clear ly and without exaggeration. We hope our readers will not overlook it, and will act in this matter according to their gen erous impulses. Donations will be re ceived and duly accredited at the office of the Jewish Advance. Touro Infirmary and Hebrew Benevolent Association. New Orleans, Aug. 26.1878. Nathanid A. Mayer, Esq., Treas. Sinai Literary Association, Chicago: Your kind donation of $50 is hereby acknowledged. We thank you for the assistence afforded to our efforts to re lieve the great distress, suffering and destitution existing and continuing to increase among our co-religionists here. Your action proves the truth of the great novelist’s thought “Increase of knowledge is increase of virtue.” Respectfully yours, Erns'j.’ Florence, Sec. T. I. & H. B. A. Philadelphia.—The Y. M. H. A. of Philadelphia has announced a list of prizes to be given for the best original essays written by members or outsiders —an example worthy of emulation. Las Pruces, New Mexico.—-Morris J. Bernstein, a clerk of the U. S. Indian Agency, and a young man of excellent character and standing, was murdered at South Fork on the 5th inst. Grand Rapids, Mich —Rev. E. Ge rechter has lost a child, and Rev. Charles Fuhler, a Unitarian minister of that city, has officiated at the funeral “ according to Minhag, America.” —The congregation of Grand Rapids holds Friday evening sendees which are very well attended. They have also a Ladies’ Hebrew Benevolent Society which is doing good work for the poor. Memphis, Tenn.—Mr. N. D. Menken said he was sorry to hear of the suffering that existed. He was willing to advance his taxes, and if the Mayor would let him know the amount of his bills, he would give him a check instanter, In addition, he authorized General Wright, as chairman of the meeting, to order one thousand loaves of bread and have them distributed among the poor; he would pay the bill.—Memphis Herald. New York.—The Temple Emanuel Preparatory School for the Hebrew Col lege, will open its sessions on Wednes day, September 11th. Instruction will be given in Hebrew Grammar, Bible, Mishnah, Talmud and Jewish History, in a purely scientific manner, so that neither orthodov nor reform parents need have any scruples to send their children to that school. Applications for admis sion should be addretsed to Rev. Dr. Gottheil. —Revs. Drs. F. De Sola Mendes and Henry P, Mendes have issued a circular inviting the attendance of pupils to a Preparatory School for an Orthodox Rabbinical seminary which they intend to establish, and in which instruction will be given from the fifteenth of September next. Of course, instruction will be gratis in both of the above named schools. This is the most beneficial between the Orthodox and Reform rabbis of rsew York, and cannot but result in the increase of wisdom. Truly, Judaism shows signs of rejuven ation in America. Go on, gentlemen, and may God’s blessing prosper your work. Providence, R. I.—Rev. Jacob Voor sanger preached his farewell sermon, prior to his departure for Houston, Tex as. The gratitude of his congregation was well shown by handsomely engrossed resolutions, presented to him by the congregration and the Ladies’ Associa tion. Rev. Mr. Yoorsanger has won many friends in Providence, among the Christian community as well. Rev. Henry Bloch, of the Anshe Emeth Con gregation, Peoria, 111., a candidate for the position now vacant by Mr. Voor sanger’s departure, preached recently in the synagogue. Baltimore.—A certificate of incorpo ration of the Hebrew Orphan’s Aid So ciety was filed for record in the Clerk’s office of the Superior Court of Baltimore on Saturday, with Abbie Seldner, Sadie Strause, Ida Friedberger, Annie Behr ens, Ellen Gutman, Bosa Greensfelder, and Delia Latz, incorporators. The society is formed to contribute towards and assist in the maintenance and sup port of worthy orphans after they have ceased to be inmates of the Baltimore Hebrew Orphan Asylum until such time as, in the discretion of the Board of Di rectors of the Society, they may be fully competent to maintain themselves ; also for other charitable objects and purposes There will be no capital stock, the funds being derived from contributions and dues and fines from members. The management is in the hands of seven directors, who are the ladies named above. Zforeign Zntelligence. Berlin.—Only of late it has become known that Prince Hohenlolie has been one of the greatest advocates- of the re ligious liberty decreed by the Congress at Berlin for Bulgaria, Boumania and Servia. Before the Prince left Berlin he said to a deputation waiting on him : “I regard with satisfaction this part of my labor. I have begun political activi ty in Bavaria by signing the law which emancipated the Jews of that country ; and I hope to conclude it by procuring perfect religious freedom for the con fessors of the Mosaic law.” —The municipal School Board of Berlin, has issued an order to all the managers of private schools, that all re ligious and historical subjects which may give offense to any religious denomina tion, be expunged from the school books as soon as possible. —A German Egyptologist has brought to the university of Freiburg an immense and exceedingly valuable collection ot antiquities from the land of the Phara ohs. It includes three hundred mummy skulls, all in excellent condition, that were found in the Pyramids and among the ruins of Thebes, Dendora and Aby dos ; eighty mummies of animals, and a vast variety of flint stone instruments, vases, amulets and trinkets. Portugal has but one university, Coimbra, founded in 1290. It has 70 instructors and 1,100 students. There are 2,450 elementary schools, and pa rents whose children cannot read and write by 15, lose their political rights. Bucharest.—On July 26, a number of Jews were inveigled into a store by lloumsnians under pretext of some bus iness transaction, and have been cruelly maltreated in such a manner that several of them have been carried home with broken limbs. Paris.—The minister of war at Paris has resolved upon the proposal of the Grand Babbin, to appoint a Jewish camp preacher, whose head quarters are to be in the garison of Paris, and whose salary shall be paid by the consistory. Moise Schwab, in Paris, translates into- French '‘Talmud Yerushalmi,” of which the second volume now appears. Krakaw— The N. F. Pr. writes: “While the Poles are endeavoring to rouse the sympathy of the European powers in their behalf, on account of the oppression which they suffer at the hands of Russia, their priests continue giving the worst signs of intolerance. The latest troubles at Kalish by which the Jews have sufiFered so much, and which have been caused (as it is now well as certained) by bigoted enemies of the Jews, are turned by the Catholic clergy as a weapon by means of which they in cite the prejudice of the Galician peas ants against the Jews. One priest de livered an oration at the hall of the Schutzengarten before a large concourse of people, and he took the Kalish affair as his subject, and warned the people not to have anything to do with the Jews. Another priest has preached to the same effect in his church. The Czar of Russia took the incidents of Kalish as a plea to ignore the rights of the Poles, and this has also produced bitter senti ments against the Jews in the circles of Polish patriots. Rev. Dr. T. Warshauer has therefore addressed an open letter to the Czar (published July 15th) in which he demonstrated that all those troubles came only through the instigations of the ultramontane clergy, and how it was the duty of the intelligent Catholics to impress the unintelligent masses with a spirit of toleration according to the de mands af the time. Algeria.—In consequence of a quar rel between some drunken soldiers and some Israelites at Constantinople, the excited garrison threw themselves upon the Jewish quarter, illtreated the inhab itants and pillaged the houses. The riot lasted three hours. But the authori ties at last succeeded in quelling the disturbance. Seventeen persons were wounded. Turkey.—An incident lately occured at Constantinople, which was much talked of in the community. An emi nent Talmudist and an author, much respected, and a member of the great Betli-Din, committed suicide by throw ing himself into the sea. "W hen his body was recovered a letter was found on it, addressed to the chief Rabbi, the contents of which have not transpired. It must, however, have tended materially to attenuate the guilt. For the body was buried with all the honors due to his position, and a public funeral service was held — marks of honor, as a rule, are withheld from ordinary suicides.