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RICHMOND NEWS.
Mr. A Gunst has returned from a business
trip to Norfolk.
Mr. Julian Solomon left for his home, Savan
nah, Ga., last Wednesday after a pleasant visit
of some weeks in Richmond.
The Cotillion Clnb will have its next ger
man at the Masonic Temple, on Tuesday even
ing the 21st instant
The marriage of Miss Flora Nelson and Mr.
J. J. Foots, will take place at the Masonic
Temple next Wednesday evening.
Miss Helen Hirsch, of Bedford City, is visit
ing Miss Flora R. Nelson, of 319 east Clay
street
Miss Minnie Bear, of Wilmington, N. C, is
the guest ot the Misses Lovenstein, 1002 east
Clay street
Miss Lily Hagadorn, of Philadelphia, re
turned home Thursday. She had a delightful
time in Richmond.
In consequence of the absence of Rabbi
Calisch who lectures in Washington that night
there will be no Bible Class next Sunday.
Studies will be resumed as usual the Sunday
following.
Dr. H H. Levy led the discussion at tb»
meeting of the Academy of Medicine and Sur
gery Wednesday night His paper on " Neu
rosis" was pronounced especially good by
those who ought to know.
The friends of Mr. Marx Gunst are much
pleased by the flattering vote received by him
to succeed Mr. John S. Harwood on the Board
of Public Interests. On severs! ballots it was
a tie between him and Mr. E. C. Walthall, and
finally the Board adjourned without electing.
The Beth Ababa Hebre* class meets on
Wednesday afternoons at 3:45 o'clock. Sunday
school scholars from nine years of age up are
privileged to attend as are also children of
members and seatholders of the Congregation
who are not pupils of the schools. Any adult
who wishes to participate will be heartily
welcome. Rabbi Calisch is ably assisted in his
duties by Rev. S. Horwitz, of Petersburg.
Want Rabbi Berkowitz io Lecture.
At the last meeting of the Jefferson Literary
and Social Circle. A resolution was adopted
requesting Rabbi Berkowitz of Philadelphia,
to lecture before that organization some time
in January. If this gentleman accepts an in-1
teresting address may be expected, particulary
as he is the father of the Jewish branch of the
Chautauqua.
Entree German.
The debut of Miss Minnie Stern was made
at a handsome german at her parents' residence
on Clay street last Tuesday night.
Thirteen couples participated and there was
a collation in Moesta's best style.

Synagogue in a Bad Condition.
The Sir Moses Montetiore synagogue, on
Mayo street near Franklin, is a bad condition.
President Stern has called a board meeting for
Sunday to see what can be done towards re
pairing the damage.
Professor Alphonse Metzger of Richmond, is
registered at the Union Square hotel, New
York.
Danville.
It has been some time since I have sent you
a communication. The cause is lack of new
that would interest your readers.
I have heard several of our co-religioni I :
compliment your paper, and bespeak for i's
continued success.
After many futile attempts, the Israelites cf
this city have been successful in organ! i.-.g a
congregation consisting of twenty-one u;c in
here, with the following affioers : I Rosen tock
president; M. I. Heesberg, vice-preside:.t; D.
Macks, secretary and treasurer; board of
directors, L. Herman, J. Kaufman, H. Ber- j
man, A. Gerst and I. Wild man. We have
rented a hall which is now being fitted up as
our place of worship; will inform you when it |
is ready for dedication.
On Friday evening last the usual quiet J
_io_oU>uv oCoui community was enlivened by
a reception given by Mr. and Mrs. A. Wildman '
in honor of the arrival of their brother, Mr.
Louis Wildman, of Chattanooga, Term., on
his way home with his bride to whom he was
united in Baltimore on the Bth instant A
large number of their friends assembled in the
handsome parlors of the host and hostess, and
the hours were spent in pleasant conversation,
when the assembled guests were invited into
the dining hall to partake* of refreshments.
After doing full justice to the good things and
bidding godspeed to the bridal couple, the
company took tbeir departure, after having
passed a most delightful evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Kaufman and Mrs. B.
Strause, of Baltimore are visiting in our city,
also Mrs. Fredenrich and Mrs. Dalaheimer, of
Philadelphia. Nothing more this time.
Petersburg.
The Richmond guests who attended the
Levy-Cohen wedding remained over till last
Tuesday. On Monday night a ball was given
in their honor at which everybody who attended
spent a most delightful time.
The regular meeting of tbe Montetiore Lite
rary Circle was held last Friday night The
topic for debate was "Resolved, that public
office is woman's proper sphere." Those on
the affirmative were Miss Emerich and Mr.
Sidney Fisher ;on the negative, Miss Senora
Kadden and Mr. Jacob Newman. The young
ladies in particular are to be congratulated on
their splendid efforts.
I
OLD CONGREGATIONS.
Savannah, Ga., Not. sth, 1893.
Editor Jewish Voice :—Your Philadel
phia correspondent, "N," is mistaken in his
assertion that Mickva Israel Congregation of
that city hi "the oldest in this country with
the exception of the well-known Newport, R.
1., settlement celebrated in Longfellow's
Poem, and one in New York City." This
honor, by right belongs to ita name-sake,
Mickva Israel, of Savannah, Ga. Its records
show tbat it was organised in 1733, and received
its charter from Gov. Edward Telfair in 1790.
The £< >her Tor ah brought over from London by
the first Jewish settlers of Georgia, is still pro
se n ed by the Congregation.
Isaac P. Mendes,
Rabbi Mickva Israel.
The above as is shown in its face appeared in
tho last issue of the Jewish Voice. We had al
ways been led to believe that the fourth place in
point of age of Jewish Congregations belongs to
Beth Shalom of this city. Unless our recollec
tion serves ns false, in a conversation with
Rabbi Mendes last year that gentleman said to
us, it was rather remarkable that he should
have left the fourth oldest congregation in the
country to enter the service of the third.
It may be that we are wrong in our belief,
for we hardly think that Rabbi Mendes would
allow his old charge (Beth Shalom) to be slight
ed. We will however be in a position to speak
more positively on this question next week.
[Ed. The Jewish South]
THE NEW INSURANCE COMPANY.
A more pleased set of men than those in
terested in the Richmond Mutual Fire Insur
ance Cc mpany would be hard to find. Starting
as they did, at a depressed time, they have
done a good business from the beginning—in
fact largely in excess of their expectations.
Their success demonstrates the fact that
Richu md business men appreciate this lower
ing oi rates, for by their plan insurers get in
suran at cost, that is they share in the pro
fits, b. i are not liable for the losses.
The cifice of the Conirany is at 1112 east
Main street, and is in charge of Mr. George D.
Pleas uts, general agent, an old and experienc
ed insurance man.
The other officers are : Charles E. Whitlock,
president; B. B. Munford, vice-president; Al
bert Blair, secretary. Directors: Charles E.
Whitlock, Beverly B. Munford, Robert S.
Mher, J. N. Culling worth, John B. Purcell,
A. Saunders. Jr., John S. Ellett
is Morris's 525 East Broad street Fresh
igbt pastry with Hot Coffee, Chocolate
and Bouillon. All kinds of Mineral Waters
n draught
A sufferer for years gratfully acknowledges
tbe great benefit he received by taking Dr
Oavid's Cough Syrup for Asthma and Bron
chitis, of long standing If jou f _ ffer, take it
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