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Doml and Domestic.
'For the Domesti' News of New York, nati, San Fraud co, and other cities, the loc il journals of the place.] Philadelphia, Ciiicin we are indebted to CHICAGO. —Rebecca Lodge, No. 1 is arranging a-sociable to be held at Clares llall, on Sunday, the 22nd irist., for the benefit of the yellow fever sufferers. —The following additional sums have been handed over to Mr. Henry 1‘ rank, to be forwarded to the South: Mrs E. Frank. . The Sinai Sabbath School. 50 The Jewish Advance.14 50 —In addition to the amount reported in the previous numbers, the following donations for the South have been re ceived at this office : Jos. H. Bauland, $2.00, B. 1). A W. H. Eisendrath, $.500, the employees of that firm, $6.25. Moses Alexander, of Chillicothe, Mo., $1.00, which has been handed over to Mr. IT. Frank. 8 8 —Impr. O. F. S. of I. The pride of Chicago, No. 41. The first Lodge of the Impr, 0. F. S. of I. in this city was in stalled on Sunday, the 1st inst.. by the Grand Treasurer of this Order, M. Iv. Cohen. Esq., of Philadelphia Grand Lodge Hall of the K. of P. The mem bership is 51, and officers are : E. X. Marks. Pres.; A. Abraham, Vice Pres.; A. Boehm, Treas.: L. M. Palmer, Sec’y; L. Erbstien, Fin. Sec’y; H. Freedman, Guide; H. P. Magnus, Warden, H. Leroy, P. H. Jumpoles, H. Freedman, P. Drozdowich, Trustees. —Lasker Lodge, No. 43, Impr. O.F.S. of I. was installed last Sunday by the same active officer of the Grand Lodge with the following set of officers : K. Dexter, Pres.; X. Friedman, Vice Pres,; J. S. Meister, Ree. Sec’y; Henry Falker. Fin. Se’y; Jas. Westerfeld, Treas.; A. Stern, Guide; Morris Haber, Warden; 11. Oppenheimer, Guardian; 31. Yait. D. Mayer, S. Greenebaume, Trustees. —Young Israel does not want to re main inactive wlien there is any good work on hand. The Sabbath school children of the Sinai Congregation were prompted by a sense of public-spirited ness and of benevolence, and made a collection of $50.39, in behalf of the ■southern sufferers. Two of the boys, Master Seliiffman and Master Wendel, went out on a sclmorring expedition among their friends and brought togeth er about $20.00 ; the rest of the above mentioned sum was contributed by the scholars. By the work of the young folks we may draw conclusions with ref erence to their parents and teachers ; and we say, God bless them all. —Last Tuesday the “Standard” Asso ciation gave a grand concert in aid of the yellow fever sufferers at the Sinai Tem ple. The following programme was very creditably executed: Part 1 1 Organ Solo, Overture “Merry Wives,” by Louis Falk ?> Quartette, “You stole my love,” by Mrs. Falk. Mrs. Johnson, Mr. Schultze, Mr. 3 4 1 3 4 6 Bowen. Septet. “First Movement”. Aria from "Mignon” by... .Mr. Ed. Sehultze Solo for Clarinet, from "Sonambula,” by .Mx-. Wiesenback Duet. “The Singing Lesson” by Mrs Falk & M. Bowen. Part II. Septet, “Andante and Variations”. Quartette, "Song of the Triton” by Chicago Concert Party Solo for Violincello, by. Mr. M. Eiehheim Song, “My Heart, my Home” by Mrs. O Iv Johnson Laughing Trio, by Mrs. Falk, Mr. Schultze, and Mr. Bowen. Closing Overtute, for Orchestra and Organ. The audience was vert' select and good and about $500 has been cleared for the good object. —Donations for the yellow fever suf ferers by the T. 0. B. B.: Hillel, 72, Chicago, 111 .$200 00 Ramah, Oil, Chicago, 111.. 100 00 Progress, 110, Peoria, 111 .. 100 00 Jonathan, 130, Chicago. Ill . 100 00 Minnesota. 157, St. Paul, Minn. 100 00 Mishan, 247, Kalamazoo, Mich. 100 00 Burlington, 251, Burlingtot, Iowa. 100 00 Sovereignty, 148. Chicago, III. 60 00 Zuleika. 90. Quincy, 111.,. 50.00 Will send #50.00 more when needed. Fox River. 209, Appleton, Wis. 50 00 Chicago, 263, Chicago, 111.. 50 00 Egypt, 268, Cairo, 111 . 47 50 Jackson City, 256, Jackson, Mich. 35 00 Keokuk, 179, Keokuk, Iowa. 30 00 North-western, 265, Chicago, 111. 28 00 Gilead, 41, Milwaukee, Wis. 25 00 Ernes. 67, Springfield, 111 . 25 00 Maurice Mayer. 105, Chicago. Ill. 25 00 Cremieux. 138, Lo Crosse, Wis. 25 00 Voted #25 more, subject to our call. Bay City, 178, Bay City. Mich. 25 00 Orienthal, 189, Chicago,|I11 . 25 00 Abraham Lincoln, 190, Bloomington, 111. 25 00 Grand Rapids, 238, Grand Rapids, Mich . 25 00 Illinois, 264. Chicago, 111. 25 00 Sent also #25 direct. Liberty, 294, Lincoln, 111. 25 00 Daniel, 128. McGregor, Iowa. 20 (X) Pisgah, 34, Detroit, Mich.; remitted direct. Those Lodges who sent small amounts have remitted to other sources before our call was made, Adolph Loeb, Secy. DID Wi: DO OUR SHARE ? The following letter tells it : New Orleans, Sept. 7th, 1878. Rev. Dr. K. Kohler: Dear Friend,—I have barely time to scratch oft' a few lines. Your remit tance was reported by me according to your directions. You can form no idea of the prevailing suffering and destitu tion. We have already five families of orphans to provide for, numbering 21 children. While the epidemic lasts, they are sheltered in private houses. Our present daily expenses are fully $700. Chicago has thus made provision for one day. The Washington people have sent all their collections to the Howard’s—thus far. $1,200. The St. Louis people have done the same. Some private contributions have been sent amounting to $120. Buffalo has sent $100. Rochester, Baltimore and Syracuse, not a cent. Philadelphia the merest pittance. Now our appeal was addressed to Is raelites for the benefit of our suffering coreligionists. As such, it ought to have been responded to. You know we take care of our own poor. AVe do not apply I to the Howard Association. It is right that the Howard’s should be assisted, but the Jewish poor derive no benefit from Jewish contributions sent to the Howard’s. You are at liberty to make any use you please of this letter. For your kind wishes and sentiments, accept my sincerest thanks. With kindest regards to your dear wife, I am, Yours Faithfully, James K. G-utheim. New York.—The Jewish Messenger suggests that a ladies’ society be formed to visit the various Hebrew free schools of New York, in rotation. Their pres ence may induce the children to be neat and clean in dress and appearance. Philadelphia. — The ministers of Philadelphia are very active in behalf of the southern sufferers. Revs. S. Morais and Geo. Jacobs have collected the sum of $300. Rev. 1). Jastrow has delivered an eloquent sermon on this subject, and a collection which has been made after wards, has yielded the amount of $175. —Louis S. Straus,’ of Philadelphia Foster home and Orphan Asylum, has been recommended by the managers of that institution for free scholarship at the U. H. C. He is thirteen years old and was a student of the Philadelphia high school. Cincinnati.—Rev. Dr. Isaac M. Wise lias recommended to the Board of Gov ernors of the Hebrew Union College, Mr. Solomon Eppinger as preceptor of Rabbinical literature and Mr. Louis Aufrecht, as preceptor of the Hebrew literature. The following standing com mittees have been appointed by the Board: On Oourse of Study, Text Books ami Library. Rev. Dr. Max Lilienthal. of Cincinnati, Chair man Rev. Dr. David Einhorn. of New York, Mr. Moritz Ellinger, New York, Rev. Dr. Gus tav Gottheii. of New York, Rev. Dr. J. K. Gut heim, of New Orleans, Rev. Dr. S. H. Sonnc schein, St. Louis. On Examination and Discipline. Mr. Julius Freiberg, of Cincinnati, Chairman. Mr. A. E. Frankland, of Memphis, Rev. Dr. Adolph Huebsch. of New York, Rev. George Jacobs, of Philadelphia, Mr. Samuel Ullman, of Natchez, Miss., Mr. Bernhard Bettmann, of Cincinnati. On Buildings and Supplies. Mr. A. J. Friedlander, of Cincinnati, Chair man. Mr. Heurv Bamberger, of Indianapolis, Mr. Joseph Block, of Cincinnati. Mr. Nathan Bloom, of Louisville, Ky.. Mr. Win. Goodhearf of Cincinnati, Mr. M. A. Rosenblatt, of St. Lou On Accommodation, Salaries and Claims. Mr. Solomon Levi, Cincinnati, Chairman. Mr josiali Cohen, of Pittsburg, Pa,. Mr. Jacob Ezekiel, of ( incinnati, Mr. Abraham Stein, of New York, Mr. Samuel Ullman, of Louisville, Kv., Mr. Leopold Rosenfeld, of Cincinnati. Foreign xiocord. GERMANY Berlin.— Several members of the Wagner Verein propose to discontinue the support which that society has hith erto given to the publication of the Bayreuther Blaetter. This journal, which has been started for the purpose of pro moting an understanding of the art of music, has been turned by the half-sane moestro, into a political and denomina tional campaign paper. Goettingen.—Professor Benfey, the renowned linguist and sanscript scholar, will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of his scholarly activity in October next. At Oxford, England, a commit tee has been appointed with Prof. Max Muller and Mr. Boss, the Secretary of State for India, at its head, to raise a purse to be offered to the Professor on the day of his jubilee as a mark of re cognition from the English scholars. Hungary.—In the village of Milli dorf, a Jewish woman. Deborah Guess kann by name, died at the age of 119 years. Beside the numerous family of grandchildren and grand-grand children, the deceased has left behind an orphan boy 91 years old. Oran, (Algiers.)—The municipal au thorities of Oran have granted the Israel ites a plot of ground to erect a synagogue thereon. It is situated in one of the finest streets of the city and is valued at 120,000 francs. Serajowa, (Bosnia.) — There is a community of* about 6,000 Israelites in Bosnia. They constitute an important element of the commerce of that coun try and own great manufacturies of al most every kind of ware. Their relig ious head is the Chocliam Bashi of Serajowa, and his subordinates are the rabbins of Trawnick, Mostor, Banjaluka and Novi-Bazack. The amount of 6000 ducats is required of them as an indem nity of war. —The number of Israelites in Herzog wina amounts to about 2000 altogether, 800 of whom are living at Mostar. — In the cable dispatches of Monday September 2d. it was stated that at Erlau, in Hungary, about sixty-five miles from Pest, the River Eger broke through the walls of the town, and whole rows of houses were demolished and many persons drowned. While we feel ex tremely sorry for the unfortunate cities of Miscolcz and Erlau, in the former'.eity a thunder storm, they report, ruined half of the city and killed from four to six hundred persons, we cannot help ad miring the geographical knowledge of the man who brought the Eger River from the north of Bohemia to the soutli east of Hungary. Erlau is on the Er lau River, west of the tlieiss River, a city of about 20,000 inhabitants.—Am. Is — A contemporary says: — There are 10,000 Israelites in San Francisco, and 10,000 more in the rest of Cali fornia. They comprise all national ities, with German Jews the most num erous. • They control several important branches of business, a large part of the importing dry goods and fancy goods trade being in their hands, as well as large wholesale grocery houses, They have nearly a monopoly in boot and shoe manufacturing and the hide, leather, and wool trade. Many of them are very wealthy, and are liberal patrons of the fine arts and booksellers. Musical people say that they would never have had a first-class opera in San Francisco if it had not been for the patronage of the Hebrews of that city, and a leading theatrical manager says that he would have to “shut up shop” in these hard times were it not for the money he gets from them. They have five synagogues, one of which cost nearly $280,000, and three religious weeklies. In point of belief they range from the ultra orthodox to the ultra reformed and liberal. Their rabbis preach in English and German. They have representatives in all profes sions, in mining and agricultural enter prises, and in politics, and there is no part of the country in which they are on friendlier footing with their neighbors of other faiths. — A bookseller at Wuerzburg has collected statistics of the newspapers of the different countries of the world, with the object showing the proportionate representation of distinctively Catholic opinions in the periodical press. It ap pears that Europe can boast of 13,960 newspapers and periodicals, of which only about 1 in 24, or 937, are Catholic in tendency, The largest proportion is shown by Belgium — 154 out of 250. Great Britain and France, a Protestant and Catholic country, have the same number of Catholic journals 42; only in Britain it is 42 out of 2,500; in France, 42 out of 2,000. All the Catholic papers in Paris can only claim 6,000 subscribers between them; while the Univers is said to sell only 7,000 copies in the whole of France. Germany exhibits the largest issue of newspapers, of which 1 in 14 is Catholic; Austria, with a third of the total issue of Germany, shows 1 in 13 Here again the difference between the Protestant and Catholic Empire is very slight. Italy has 1 in 7; Spain only 1 in 8. Turning to North America, we find a total of 8,500, somewhat more than Bri tain, France, and Germany together, of which 113 are Catholic; while the great Catholic continent of South America shows out of 1,000 only 11 newspapers representing its dominant religion. Neither Africa nor Australia has a single Catholic periodical, while Asia has 1 out of 375.