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Mr. Wolf will shortly publish a sketch of Judah
Touro. ■Roanofce, V)a. Mr. S. Levy left last Friday evening for Baltimore and New York on business, also to attend the en gagement reception of his brother-in-law, Mr. Hei man Alexander. We were pleased to see in last week's Jewish South news from our neighboring city, Petersburg. Cards are out announcing the engagement of Mr. Heiman Alexander, formerly of Roanoke, but now of Brooklyn, to Miss Leah Marks, of New York City. We extend a hearty maseltoph to our friend and his fiance. Is it beneficial to Hebrew Sunday schools to give prizes for best scholarship? We would, like to hear from some superintendents and Sunday-school teach ers. We were pleased to meet Mr. M. Lewis, of Salem, Va., on our streets last Saturday. Come again soon, friend Lewis. A happy and prosperous New Year to all subscri bers of The Jewish South, also to its owners and co-laborers in the worthy cause. Gbe Grageo_ of „ejecteo Immigranta In Hew _orft. Never anywhere, writes David Christie Murray from New York in the Sheffield Telegraph, have I seen a more pitiable crowd than that composed of re jected immigrants, all penned together in one big cage in that building on Ellis Island. We went in among them, accompanied by the Assistant-Com missioner and Dr. Wheeler, and by the aid of one or two interpreters we talked with some of them. They pressed about us with piteous eyes and beseeching gestures. One poor fellow, a Russian Jew, tried to kiss the Commissioner's feet in the agony of his-im ploring. Another came to ask what he had stolen that he was penned up there. He had a few ragged papers in the pockets of his ragged coat, and held them out to us. He, too, was a Russian Jew, and what a hell his life had grown to be you may guess from this. He was shovelled out of Russia into Ger many, and shovelled out of Berlin before he had known its soil an hour. He had come straight here as a last resource, and here again the dreadful official shovel was under him, and he was being spaded out of the very land of freedom. He cried pitiably as he told his tale, and was it any wonder ?■ Think of it! Three of the greatest Powers in the whole wide world will have nothing to do with him, and com bine, unconsciously, to ruin him. Tyrannous Russia sets her face against him like a fire. Army-ridden Germany has a bosom of flint for him. Free America turns her back on those imploring hands and eyes. Into what sort of horrible, inconscient corporate monster has our civilization grown? How helpless it is to guard itself from being cruel! poor, little, helpless, ignorant, dirty, ugly Russian Jew! The worM has no use for you—you may go hang or drown. We never wanted you. We shall never miss you. God help you, poor wretch. I protest my heart has ached over you, but is that of any use or service? And why should America take you in to swell her growing tide of poverty? Go back again. But whither? If there can still be good fortune in the world for you, make haste and die, poor friend and humble brother. You have, in common with the rest of us, a refuge in the grave. But how hard we make the road to that cold shelter. Owing to representations by Mr. Henry Landau to the English members of the Council of Administra tion of the Jewish Colonization Association, imme diate steps will be taken with the object of putting a stop to the scandalous treatment of Jewish emigrants from Russia. It is anticipated that sufficient funds will be provided to secure the appointment of trust worthy agents in towns on the Russo-Ger'man fron tier and other parts of Europe: These agents will have entrusted to them the charge of protecting the emigrants from the oppression and frauds to which they have been subjected by unscrupulous emigra tion agents. Mr. Landau will probably undertake personally the delicate task of appointing suitable agents. Book and Job Printing done neatly and promptly at this office. 'Phone 303. I. i i ! I ';'., ! I . , ' ■. i: ■. f I : i*,- • i ■ ■ • < f • 5658. Calendar. 1897-8. , .__ , _ _ , , , ~,j U| Day. Observances. Hebrew Date Vomtnot. •<:mm ii ■' ltat,. , i •• (). i '." !: m i ■' ~-:i ■ Monday .. . Rosh Hashanah Tishki Ist Sept. 27th Wednesday. Fast of Gedaliah ...... Tishri 3d Sept; 29th Wednesday. Yom Kippur Tishrj lOth Oct. 6th Monday ... Succoth TishWi 15Th Oct.' 11th Sunday .... Hoshanna Rabbah Tishri ~.2181; Oct., 17th Monday,. . Sh'mini Atzereth Tishri 22d Oct. 18th Tuesday . . Simchat Torah. Tishrti; n■ 1 23d Oct. 19th Wednesday. Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan Ist Oct. 27th Friday .... Rosh Chodesh Kislev ' : Ist fcPOv. 26th Monday. Channukah .... Kislev 25th Dec. 20th Friday Rosh Chodesh Tebet Ist Dec. 24th 1898. ■::• ; ; !,; .• Tuesday... . Fast of Tebet Tebet 10th Jan, 4th Monday Rosh Chodesh Shebat Ist Jan. 24th Wednesday. Rosh Chodesh Adar Ist Feb. 23d Monday. .. . Fast of Esther Adar 13th March 7th Tuesday... . Purim Adar 14th March Bth Thursday . . Rosh Chodesh Nissan . Ist March 24th THURSDAY.. Pkssach Nissan 15th Aprii, 7th Wednesdy. Pessach, 7th Day Nissan 2Jst Ai;rii, 13th Saturday. . Rosh Chodesh Iyar Ist April 23d Tuesday.. . Lagh b'Omer Iyar 18th May 10th Sunday .... Rosh Chodesh Sivan Ist May 22d Friday .... Shabouth Sivan 6th|May 27th Tuesday... . Rosh Chodesh Tamuz Ist June 21st Thursday Fast of Tamuz,, Tamuz 17th July 7th Wednesday. Rosh Chodesh Ab Ist July 20th Thursday... Tish'a IV Ab Ab 9th July 28th Friday Rosh Chodesh Ellul Ist August 19th Friday Rosh Hashanah Eve .. Ellul 29th Sept. 16th Note—The Hebrew day begins with the sunset of the day preceding the corresponding common date.