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Mr. Meyer Sycle paid a flying visit to New York last week. Thanksgiving services at Beth Ahaba synagogue this morning will begin at 11 o'clock. Mrs. Moses Thalhimer proposes spending some time in Philadelphia visiting her parents. Miss Esther Miller, of Petersburg, was the guest this week of the Misses Cohen, of east Clay street. Mrs. Benno Hutzler, of east Clay street, had as a guest this week Miss Ida Weinberg, of Petersburg. Benjamin and Paradise Lodges, B'ne B'rith, will meet next Sunday night and nominate officers for the coming year. Mr. Harry M. Reinhard has associated himself with Mr. A. W. Hanmer in the " trading check " busi ness, and would be glad to have his friends call on him at their show-rooms, 606 cast Broad street. Mr. Felix Hessberg returned home last Sunday after a six months' tour abroad. During his journey ings he visited Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Hun gary, Russia, England, and other countries. His fa ther and mother went to New York to meet him upon his arrival. As announced in the very interesting communica cation of Mr. Isaac Held, on page 11, a meeting of ladies of the Beth Ahaba congregation will be held in the synagogue after services on Friday night, Decem ber 3d. The object in view is the organization of a choral union having for it purpose the promotion of congregational singing. ■Rtcbmono Equals tbc Xest "Record. Under the caption of " Families of Brothers-in- Arms," Hon. Simon Wolf, in "The American Jew as Patriot, Soldier and Citizen." makes mention of the fact that nine families sent thirty-five men into the Confederate army, and that live families at the North furnished eighteen men. The list is headed by six Cohen brothers, who aie credited to North Carolina. Richmond can equal the best on record, tor one family in this city sent six sons into the Confederate army. These were Solomon, B. M., Montrose, Jo seph, James 8., and Myer Angle. Their father was the first president and reader of the Beth Ahaba con gregation. Joseph was killed in battle, and James B. was wounded in the charge of Pickett's Division at Gettysburg. "Roanohc, Da. A surprise party was tendered Mr. and Mrs. G. May at their residence, on Salem avenue, Thursday night by several of their friends in honor of Mr. May's seventieth birthday. The evening was most pleasantly spent, refreshments of all kinds being served. Amongst those present were: Miss Sarah Buchsweiler, of New York city; Mrs. and Mr. J. Nabc, Mrs. and Mr. H. Bachrach, Mrs. and Mr. S. Bachrach, Dr. S. Simon, Mr. May's grandchildren, Stella, Irene, May, Beulah, Calvin Bachrach, Jeanne and Leo Nabe. The party was kept up till a late hour, and was voted a success. Mr. Edward Oppcnheimer, of Baltimore, is stop ping at Hotel Roanoke. Our people are very much interested in the Drey fus case; we pray to the God of Israel that Captain Dreyfus may soon be exonerated from the false charges against him and be restored to his rank and family. The engagement of Miss Sarah Buchsweiler, of New York city, niece of Mrs. and Mr. G. May, of this city, to Dr. S. Simon, of Roanoke, has been an nounced. Another bachelor is going to leave us. Miss Buchsweiler is very highly spoken of, and we hope that she will remain amongst us. We caution the readers of Thk Jkwish South against a man who travels under the name of Eman uel Scholtz; he asks for work, but meanwhile he borrows money and under the cover of night takes French leave. Some of our people would like to see him. Mr. S. Silverstone, one of our merchants, took a flying trip to Keystone, W. Va. He returned last Thursday. The Sunday school has been reorganized with the following teachers: Mr. Eugene May, Miss Dora Ro senberg, Miss Lillie Silverstone, Mrs. Hattie Hey man and Miss Lillie Cohen. Thirty scholars were enrolled. Mr. S. Heyman has left town on a business trip. Bmertcan 3cwt6h IMstortcal Society. The American Jewish Historical Society will hold its sixth annual meeting in the city of New York De cember 29 and 30, 1597. The place of meeting will be announced later. The committee in charge of the meeting is: Honorable Oscar S. Straus, Professor Richard Gottheil, N. Taylor Phillips, Esq., and Max J. Kohler, Esq. All persons desiring to present com munications at the meeting are requested te) send titles of such communieatitnis to the ce>rresponding secretary, Dr. Cyrus Adler, 043 X street, N. W., Washington, D. C, no later than December 1. Send your Job Printing te> this office.