Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA
Newspaper Page Text
Mr. David Levy, of Durham, N. C. was in the city this week. Councilman Frank Jacobs, of Norfolk, was in Rich mond this week visiting his mother. Messrs. Samuel Newberger and Elias Hanff, of Philadelphia were in the city this week. Miss Sadie Peyser, of Petersburg, returned home Sunday after a pleasant visit in this city. Miss Ida Weinburg, of Petersburg, was the guest this week of her aunt, Mrs. Benno Hutzler. Miss Eiseman, of Baton Rouge, has returned home after an extended visit to relatives in this city. Miss Miriam Rosenheim had a number of her young friends as guests to see the old year out. Mr. and Mrs. L. Demelman, of Boston, who have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. I. May, returned home yesterday. It is very important that every member of the Beth Ahaba Choral Union should be present at the rehearsal after services this evening. Invitations have been received in this city to the marriage of Miss Franc Riess, of New York, and Mr. I. Louis Peyser, of Petersburg, on January 12th, in New York. Mr. S. S. Whitlock, who has been secretary of the Beth Ahaba Sunday-school for many years, has resigned, and Mr. Jacob Thalhimer, has been ap pointed to the position. The annual meeting and election of officers of the Ladies' Hebrew Benevolent Association will be held next Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock in the assem bly room of the Beth Ahaba synagogue. There will be a meeting of the committee of ladies in charge of the charity ball at the residence of the chairman, Mrs. Samuel Cohen, No. 10 east Grace street, next Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. It is particularly desirable that there be a full attendance. A peculiar fatality seems to have attended the Jewish Masons who participated in laying the cor nerstone of the Beth Ahaba synagogue. Although that event occurred not quite eighteen years ago, one-half of the fourteen whose names appeared on the programme are now dead. None of the seven reached the age of seventy. The annual meeting of stockholders of the Rich mond Perpetual Building, Loan and Trust Company was held last Tuesday evening. The attendance was so large that it was found necessary to adjourn from the company's offices to the hall of the Chamber of Commerce. The following were elected directors: H. Theodore Ellyson, Charles Straus, Charles Hutz ler, N. R. Savage, M. I. Binswanger, R. S. Crump, E. Raab, M.J. Straus, W. C. Schmidt, Isaac Thalhimer, P. Whitlock, M. S, Block, and Moses May. The second subscription german of the season at the Jefferson Club last night was, like its predecessor, an enjoyable and successful affair. Mr. Meno Mittel dorfer led|the dancing, assisted by Mr. M. M. Marcuse. About thirty couples participated, among them being a number of visitors. The favors were of sterling silver and very handsome. The annual meeting of the Jefferson Club will be held next Sunday morning at 10 o'clock. The Board of Governors met last Tuesday night and received the reports of the various officers and committees. Every thing is in good shape, and the financial condition is all that can be desired. Of the one hundred bonds issued to pay for the new building only, eleven re main to be subscribed for. flfcotbers in Israel at "Rest. Mrs. Herman Whitlock, after an illness of some length, died yesterday morning at 7:45 o'clock. For some days she had been sinking gradually, and when death came she was surrounded by all who were dear to her. Mrs. Whitlock was a type of the true Jewish wife. The home was her sphere, yet no appeal for charity was ever unheeded by her. Her family was her life, and her work speaks for itself. The deceased is survived by her husband and six children : Mrs. M. Levy, of Asheville, N. C.; Mrs. H. S. Binswanger, Messrs. Simon S., Edward, Daniel, and Abram Whitlock, of this city. The funeral will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon from the residence of her sister, Miss Ellis Abram, 714 east Clay street. Mrs. Caroline Lichtenstein, one of the most lova ble and charitable ladies in our city, died suddenly last Tuesday morning at the residence of her son, Mr. Isaac Lichtenstein, 21 east Clay street. Mrs. Lichtenstein was in the best of health appa rently Monday night, and cheerful as usual. After retiring she was taken suddenly ill, and about 3 o'clock members of the family were awakened by her groans. Medical aid was summoned immediately, but proved of no avail. The deceased was in her seventy-first year, and was a native of Germany, but had been in this coun try for more than half a century. Her husband, the late Lewis Lichtenstein, preceded her to the grave by ten years. Mrs. Lichtenstein left three children, Messrs. Isaac and Jacob Lichtenstein, of this city, and Mrs. L. S.