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The Jewish herald. (Houston, Tex.) 1908-1914, August 26, 1909, Image 6

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Published Weekly by
Phone 5333 Preston
616 Fannin St
Subscription 1 50 per year
Foreign 200 per year
All communications for publication
must reach this office not later than
900 a m Wednesday
Entered as second class matter No
vember 20 1908 at the postoifice at
Houston Texas under the Act of
Marcll 3 1879
5670 A M 1909
New Years EveWednescday Sept 15
Yom Kippur Saturday Sept 25
First Day of Succoth
Thursday Sept 30
Shemini Atzereth Thursday Oct 7
Simchath Torah Friday Oct 8
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan
Saturday Oct 16
Kosh Chodesh Kislev Sunday Nov 14
First Day of Hanukah
Wednesday Dec 8
Rosh Chodesh Tebet Monday Dec 13
The price of society is something
not to be estimated Some folks are
born into it some acquire it and some
desire it and never succeed in its ac
quisition To those in society only is
its folly apparent still those in its pur
suit pay high in cash or in virtue and
probably both and then what have
they What is society A dream a
life of emptiness nothing more
For all ailments there is a cause
hence for society the cause must be a
desire for enjoyment or happiness
Like in sickness no remedy is appli
cable to all cases of a similar nature
But instead of frequenting resorts of
popular gossip join the Ladies Aid
instead of killing your time designing
decollette apparel get acquainted with
the charities aid in making the lives
of parents easier and pleasanter aid
some less prosperous neighbor In
this busy bustling world there is too
much of usefulness to apply ourselves
to while our time away with the emp
tiness of society
wr KiVFv Twxirtr
The Jewish community of Houston is
one of a very few in the country of its
kind Most everywhere is a strong
line drawn between Reform and Orth
odox Judaism which is not in vogue
here While we have two congrega
tions the distinction is not known out
side the synagogues Our rabbis are
friends and the members of both con
gregations are friendly and we certain
ly have cause to congratulate ourselves
over conditions as they exist here
During the first month orthe coming
new year we desiie to accumulate
1000 If each of our subscribers for
wards 150 for a years subscription
in advance the desire will be an ac
complished fact This can be used
very conveniently in improving the
size of the paper and the matter that
goes in the paper Will you do your
share toward making the Herald big
ger and a better paper than Houston
and Texas has ever had before
It is now time to urge upon the
nonmembers the joy to be acquired by
belonging to the Literary Society the
Bnai Brith or other useful organiza
tion and being a worker a man among
A committee should be appointed by
the Jewish Literary Society to canvass
the business men of the city for mem
bership Other societies with a less
just claim do it successfully
We are now nearly a year old much
to the surprise of many From present
prospects we will be a fixture even
with the dislike of a few While some
cordially dislike The Herald many ad
mire it and all read it
Those desiring New Year cards
should put in their order now to in
sure prompt attention Orders taken
over the phone Preston 5333
The correspondent of the Retoh
gives the following description of the
terrible days which our coreligion
ists have recently experienced in the
holy city
Early in the morning he writes
I witnessed such pitiful and humili
ating sights in the streets of Kieff
as could only fill the hearts of merci
less antiSemites with joy Large num
bers of Jews and Jewesses surround
ed by strong detachments of mounted
gendarmes and police were led tri
umphantly thxough the city On many
of the faces of the victims you coula
read the fact that they had only visit
ed the town in order to seek medical
advice Yet none of them were spar
Tup local authorities have receive 1
a deputation of the Jews and in the
coursp of conversation they explain
ed that they acted under orders from
St Petersburg Neveitheless they
promised not to organize and further
fight searches for Jews and to endeav
or to obtain permission for Jewish
merchants to remain in Kieff for thp
period of one fortnight
Tt is anonunced that the United He
brew Charities has been compelled
owing to a shortage of funds to cui
tail its aid tp the poor Hereafter
those of the needy who are on the lists
of the society and have been receiv
ing regular monthly stipends will re
ceive 10 per cent less than hereto
fore This reduction will be a hard
blow to many widows and orphans
and other persons in distress says a
New York City exchange
Manager M D Waldman explains
that the demands upon the Charities
aave been so heavy since the recent
business depression that for the six
months from Oct 1 to April 1 tne
society had to distribute 150000 As
against this only 94000 was required
lor the six months from October to
April In 1907
In order to meet the increased de
mands of the past winter an addi
tional 100000 was needed and of this
only about 67000 has been obtained
The shortage which ensued put a
great strain upon the directors of cha
rities After making every effort to
meet the needs of the time they were
forced to reduce for the present tho
stipends allowed the distressed

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