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Miss Strause, of New York, is visiting her Bister, Mrs. M. Tnalhimer. Mr. Sidney B. Roaenbaam returned this week from a visit to Savannah, Ga. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bear, of Washington, D. C, are the gaests of lie v. and Mrs. E. N. Calisch. Rabbi E N. Calisch will open the session of the State Senate with prayer each da/ this coming week. Captain E. J. Levy, who for the last three weeks has been detained at home by sickness, is recovering rapidly. Mr. Benjamin Kahnweiler, of New York, is on a visit to his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Kahnweiler, of west Grace street. The aate of Rabbi E. N. Calisch's lecture in Petersburg, for the benefit of the poor of that city, has been changed to Tuesday, January 16th. Mrs. Lorenz Schwerin is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs Frank Leibermnth, who on the 17th of the present month will celebrate their silver wedding. The Jefferson Literary and Social Circle meets next Thursday night, when the officers for the year wilL be inducted into their respec tive positions. Misses Jeanne Myers and Kate Goodman leave Saturday evening for Savannah, Ga., where they will spend some time, remaining until after the Rosenbaum Rosenheim wedding which is to come off in February. . Mr. I. S. Bier tendered several friends a sup per at Zimtnermann's last Sunday night in honor of the thirtieth birthday of Mr. Alfred S. X raker. The other gentlemen present were Messrs. W. B. Nelson, A. D. Whitlock, and B. S. Kaufman. The newly-elected Entertainment Comn ittee of the Jefferson Literary and Social Circle has organized by electing Mr. I. 11. Kaufman, chairman, and Mr. A. D. Whitlock, secretary. The committee is arranging for a series of en tertainments, and an "informal " will be given the latter part of this month. The new prayer-book for the congregation Beth Ahabah is now in the hands of the bind er. It will contain 202 pages, exclusive of ti tle, preface, and table of contents. The books will be bound in three styles—cloth, morocco, and half-morocco. So far as known the work is the first of its kind ever published in the South, and is one of which the compiler, R ibbi Calisch, and the printers, Messrs. Ezekiel & Bass, may well feel proud. Through the efforts of Mr. S. Stern, presi dent of the Sir Moses Montefiore congregation, of this city, the remains of Tucker, the Jewish pedler, who was murdered near Louisburg, N. C, about eighteen months ago, will be brought to Richmond for burial. The entire expense of tbe interment, including transportation, will be borne by the congregation. At the time of the murder, the victim had about $150 on his person. He stopped at the house of some ne groes near Louisburg. Two men and women decoyed him into the woods, murdered him, took his money, and secreted the body. Only recently the skeleton was discovered and the four negroes arrested. As soon as the trial is over the remains will be forwarded. Death of Mrs. Elizabeth Hirsh. Mrs. Elizabeth Hirsh, mother of Mr. Samson Hirsh and wife of the late Abram Hirsh of this city, died in Baltimore last Sunday. Al though 80 years of age Mrs. Hirsh was a re markably healthy woman and np to a short time since, when she had the misfortune to re ceive a heavy fall, she bade fair to live for many years. Tbe remains were brought Richmond for in terment Those who accompanied the body were Mrs. Hirsh's brother, Mr. Herman Cone, Dr. Cone, his daughter, and Mr. Moses Cone, his son; Mrs. I. Guggenheimer, daughter of the deceased, her husband, and son, Mr. Caviar Guggenheimer; and Mr. Hirsh, who was with his mother when she died. The funeral was from Mr. Hirsh's residence, ,824 wee Franklin street, at noon hast Tuesday. Ribbi Calisch conducted the services. The attendance of friends was very large, and the floral tributes were among the most handsome ever seen in the city. Buried on His Birthday. The funeral of Mr. Ash Harris was held last Sunday morning at 11:30 o'clock from his late home in Henrico county, about two miles from Richmond. The interment was in the ceme tery in this city, Ribbi Calisch officiating. Had Mr. Harris lived he would have been 67 years of age on the day of his funeral. Mercantile Club The annual meeting of the Mercantile Clnb was held hut Sunday at which th« following officers were elected : Pre ident, Philip Whitlock ; vice president, Charles Weil; secretary, Ellis Bottigheimer ; treasurer, S. L. Bloomberg. The board of directors was authorized to make such repairs and improvements as they might deem advisable. It is understood that a new billiard table is "on the list" Candidates for Auditor. . Mr. EI ward J. Warren, the present City Auditor, is a candidate for re-election. Mr. Warren has been connected with the Auditor's office for twelve years, during most of which time he has been confidential clerk to the Coun cil Committee on Finance—a most important position. He has made an admirable officer Mr. E. A. Barber, who for six years past has been first deputy to the City Collector, is also a candidate for the office of City Auditor. In addition to his municipal experience Mr. Barber served sixteen years as auditor and six as treas urer of the Richmond and Danville Railroad Company. Mr. Barber ia an expert accountant. The Marcuse-Schaap Marriage. Mr. L J. Marcuse and Miss Rosalie Schaap were married last Wednesday night at tbe Beth Ahabah synagogue in the presence of an im mense assemblage of friends. The invited guests, who were of course in full-dress, occu pied nearly the entire body of the edifice, pre senting a scene of rare brilliancy, which was heightened in no small degree by the ferns tastily banked about the altar. Tbe bride, who wore an exquisite white satin gown a la Duchesse, entered the syna gogue with her brother, Mr. A. K. Schaap. Mr. A. J. Marcuse, the groom's brother, was best man, and Miss Hattie Y. Lovenstein maid of honor. Rabbi Calisch performed the cere mony in an impressive manner which was in nowise detracted from by its brevity. Mr. Henry S. Hutzler was master of ceremonies, the other ushers being Messrs. Milton J. Straus, Alfred S. Kraker, Simon D. Stern, Jo seph Mitteldorfer, M. L Binswanger, Moses Marcuse, and W. D. Mejer. After the marriage there was a handsome reception at the residence of Mr. A. K. Schaap, 11 west Clay street. Among the guests from other cities were Mayor and Mrs! S. H. Fiah blate (the latter a sister of the bride), of Wil mington, N. C ; Mr. and Mrsr M. E Strook, Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Shreir, and Miss Moritz, all of New York ; Miss Emily Eisfeld, of Bur lington, lowa, and Miss Kaufman, of Quincy, lIL To pnblish the names of the Richmonders present would be a useless task, as it would simply be list of those who are prominent in Jewish society. The Washington German. The Washington Social Club gave* a full dress german at Belvidere Halle last Tuesday evening. Tbe figures were led by Miss Mary Thaw, who as an evidence of appreciation of her eff >rts, was presented with a lovely bou quet A splendid supper was furnished by Caterer T. A. Hulcher. Tbe couples participating were : Mr. Felix Hessberg, Miss Minnie Hessberg ; Mr. Samuel (Jurist, Miss Inez Goodman ; Mr. Sidney Sycle, Miss Benlah Eichel; Mr. Sidney Lovenstein, Miss Jean Lovenstein; Mr. Sam uel Eichel; Miss Marian Rosenheim ; Mr. Gus Oeetreicher, Miss Rita Myers; Mr. Joseph Goodman, Miss Kate Goodman ; Mr. M. Kahn weiler, Miss K-wie Straus; Mr. Albert Lang, Miss Bertha Lang; Mr. I. Wallerstein, Miss B. Wallerstein; Mr. I. Greenahanm, Miss Car rie Block; Mr. Fred. Block, Miss Minnie Block; Mr. Joseph Lang, Miss Ruth Lang; Mr. Moses Marcuse, Miss S »rah Hutsler; Mr. Albert Wise, Miss Fannie Mitteldorfer; Mr. Meno Mitteldorfer, Miss May Gladys Golden berg; Mr. Gaston Kraker, Miss Flora Lan daner; Mr. Joseph Kaaminaki, Miss Stdie Kaaminski; Mr. A. Whitlock, Miss Sadie Whitlock ; Mr. S S. Rosendorf, Miss Rosa Weil; Mr. Joseph Cohen, Miss Either Hirsh berg ; Sycle, Miss Gertrude Mority, of New York.