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DOMESTIC Huntsville. Rabbi P. Jacobs, -who lias beeu rabbi or* the congregation here for four years, lias resigned and will leave next week for Jacksonville, Fla., where he will as sume charge of the pulpit. Columbus, O. Congregation Agudath-Acliim elected as its rabbi, Rabbi Moses Schiller of Auburn, Maine, a young man but twen ty-eight years of age. He came to Col -11 limbs for trial, arriving Friday, and in the short time since his arrival he made so good an impression that his election on Sunday afternoon was practically as sured. Cleveland. One of the many interesting features in the eighth annual of the Willson Ave nue temple, just out, is the report of the Temple Sabbath school, submitted by Mr. Edward M. Baker, chairman of the Sabbath school committee. Summed up, it shows the most gratifying record ever established by an American parish Sabbath school. The average enroll ment for the year 1903-1904 was 777, as compared to 735 for the pre vious vear. The average enrollment for 1904-1905 was 845. Topeka. The governor recently received a let ter from a man in Texas who said that he had seen an article attacking mem bers of the Jewish race and stating that there were more Jews in jails and pris ons, in proportion to their numbers, than of any other race. The writer said he was of Jewish descent, and he wanted to know if the statement were true. Governor Hoch referred the mat ter to Warden Haskell. The letter re ceived from him states that in the five years he has been at the penitentiary lliere have been only three Jews re ceived in that institution. Cincinnati. Edward Bloch, the head of the Bloch Publishing Company, the leading pub lishing house of Jewish books in the country, died last Thursday, March 22nd, at. the home of his son-in-law, Henry J. Lauman. He was seventy seven years old. Mr. Bloch was born in Grafenried, Bohemia, a small village on the Bavarian frontier, and came to this country in his boyhood, joining his brother-in-law, the late Isaac M. Wise, in 'Albany, New York. He came to Cincinnati in 1855 and associated him THE JEWISH OUTLOOK self with Rabbi Wise in the publication of the Israelite, which had been estab lished by Rabbi Wise during the pre vious year. Philadelphia. Messrs. S. M. and M. S. Pridenberg have donated SI,OOO to the Federation of Charities in memory of Esther Pri denberg, wife of S. M. Pridenberg. Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Alkus have donated SSO in honor of the birth of their daughter, Sybil. Miss Helen Moss Lowengrund has been awarded the Bryn Mawr European fellowship. This award is the highest honor given the college to its students. The announcement was made by Presi dent M. Carey Thomas last Friday. The value of this fellowship is SSOO, and the money is to be applied to the ex pense of one year of study at some for eign university selected by the student. Dr. Charles S. Bernlieimer, for many years assistant secretary of the Jewish Publication Society, has resigned his position and leaves Philadelphia, next week to become assistant headworker of the University settlement in New York. New York. Mr. Jacob TT. Schiff arrived in Tokio on Monday. March 2fith. and the papers are full of eulogistic comment of his services rendered in raising Japanese loans in America. Bankers of Tokio are preparing to give him a magnifi cent reception. On Tuesday, March 27th, Mr. Jacob IT. Schiff was presented at court. Subsequently he was enter tained at luncheon at the imperial pal ace, which is almost an unprecedented honor to be paid to a private citizen. Jacob Gnrewich and his family, a wife, two daughters and a baby son, lived in Ekaterinoslaf, a city 250 miles from Odessa. He had a butcher shop on Petobursky street, and their living rooms were in the same building, which was a. tenement sheltering seventy or more families. The business, which had been his father’s and had descended to him. was prosperous. There had been rioting in the town, many Jews had been killed, but the Gurewiches escaped, until one day toward evening word came that the hooligans were loose and were bound for Petobursky street. Gnrewich pulled down the shutters of his shop, locked the door and, with his family, re tired to the dining room. Here they heard the crack of rifles and the yells of the drunken mob who had broken into a vodka shop. Gurewich and his fellow tenants had hopes of rescue, for the members of the Jewish bund had been notified, but it was found after ward that, among the hooligans were a great many soldiers in uniform, and the bund did not dare attack them. All at once the mob was on him. the door was split like match wood and the young Jew, who met the attack with a butch er’s cleaver, was borne down, trampled on with hobnailed boots, kicked and jabbed with swords. Then the mob went up to loot the rest of the building- When they had gone Gurewich was dragged into the cellar by his wife, and there they remained for three days. It was an ice cellar, used for the storing of meat, and there was six inches of water on the floor. They ate raw meat, drank the water in which they lay and slept, sitting against the icicled wall on a row of barrels. At the end of three.days the rioting ceased temporarily and the family went up stairs and lived for a week in their wrecked home. Then with some money that had been hidden in a secret place the family got out of town one night, made their way with the as sistance of friends to the frontier and came to America. Gurewich’s wife has five brothers, who live at 79 Cannon street, on the East Ride. They are will ing and anxious to support Gurewich and his family until Gurewich, who is too weak from bis injuries to work, gets well. The machinery at Ellis Island has revolved and an order has gone forth that the Gurewiches be deported—sent back. Rut the brothers-in-law have ap pealed to Washington. THE UNION OF AMERICAN HEBREW CONGREGATIONS. The receipts for the Isaac M. Wise memorial fund to March 31st, 1906. amount to $304,244.35. The unmatured instalments of the subscriptions that have been made to this fund and which have yet to he collected amount to about SIOO,OOO. Occasional complaints are made that the responses to appeals for this fund have not been as liberal as they should he. This is undoubtedly true and perhaps some of the blame may be placed on the shoulders of fault finders, for if all the promises that have been made had been fulfilled the half million dollar fund that was started to be raised would ere this have been col lected. It is, however, not to late and it is to be hoped that when the biennial council of the Union of American He brew Congregations will meet in At lanta in January, 1907, the Isaac M. Wise memorial fund national commit tee will report that they have placed in the treasury of the union the half mil lion dollars they undertook to raise. Beth Israel congregation of San Diego, California, and Ryhim Ahoovim congregation of Stockton, California, have during the past month been added to the membership list of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations.