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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
—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.
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,
—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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.

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