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he slums of our city are enabled to carry on their
good work. And so it will be seen that our aim is not merely of a social nature, but educational and charitable as well. And last, but by no means least, it is our desire to bind the young women of our Jew ish community in a closer bond of sisterhood. Hav ing been so successful in our own city, our members would like to see the formation of other branches of the same nature in all large cities throughout the United States. Therefore, I would beg of you to give this communication space in your valuable paper, and also ask of you all the help and encouragement that will help make this movement a success. I will be glad to give any information on the subject at any time. Respectfully, Tillie Heiman, Recording Secretary. Dresfue'e Xetter to flfcattre ©emanfle. The following letter written by poor Dreyfus to his attorney, Maitre Demange, on the day, and afew hours after his degradation, has been published by M. Reinach, proving conclusively the falsity of the st itcment that he hael made a confession on that day : "Prison de la Sante, Saturday. Dear Maitre :—I have kept the promise that I ma le to you. I have endured, an innocent man, the most shocking martyrdom that can be inflicted on a soldier. I have felt around me the contempt of the crowd. I have suffered the most terrible torture that can be imagined. How much happier could I have been in the tomb. All would be finished. I should hear no more said, it would be calm forgetfulness of all my sufferings. Alas, duty does not permit it, as you have so well shown me. I am obliged to live. I am obliged to allow myself to be martyr during long weeks to arrive at the discovery of the truth and rehabilitatiem of my name. Alas, when will it all be finished, when shall I be happy once more? I count upon you, dear Maitre. I tremble again at the recollection of all that I have endured to-day, at all the sufferings that await me. Sustain me, dear Maitre, by your warm and eloquent words: cause this martyrdom to have an end, let them send me away as soon as possible, where I shall wait patient ly in company with my wife till light is thrown upon this terrible affair and my honor is restored to me. For the moment it is the only favor that I solicit. If they have doubts, if they believe my inne>cence, I only ask one thing at the moment: it is air, it is the society of my wile and then I shall wait till those that love me have deciphered this terrible business. But let this be done as soon as possible. I commence to feel the end of my power of resistance. It is truly too tragic, too cruel, to be innocent and to be con demned for so frightful a crime. Pardon this inco herent style, I am no longer in possession of my ideas. lam pre)founelly east clown physically and morally. My heart has bleel toe) much to-day. For the sake e)f God, my dear Maitre. let my unmerited punishment be abridged. During this time you will seek and I have faith and confident conviction that you will find. Your devoted and unhappy A. Dreyfus. 5658. Calendar. 1897-8. nay. Observaneet. Hebrew Date C *p*S*" Monday ... Rosh Hashanah Tishri Ist Skpt. 27th Wednesday. Fast of Gedaliah Tishri 3d Sept. 29th Wednesday. Yom Kippur Tishri 10th Oct. 6th Monday ... Succoth Tishri 15th Oct. 11th Sunday Hoshanna Rabbah. Tishri 21st Oct. 17th Monday... . Sh'mini Atzkrkth . Tishri 22d Oct. 18th Tuesday .. . Simchat Torah Tishri 23d Oct. 19th Wednesday. Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan Ist Oct. 27th Friday Rosh Chodesh Kislev Ist Nov. 26th Monday Channukah ...Kislev 25th Dec. 20th Friday Rosh Chodesh Tebet Ist Dec. 24tji 1898. Tuesday... . Fast of Tebet Tebet 10th Jan. 4th Monday Rosh Chodesh Shebat Ist Jan. 2|th 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. Pkssach, 7th Day Nissan 21st Aprii. 13th Saturday.. . Rosh Chodesh Iyar Ist April 23d Tuesday... . Lagb 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 I July 7th Wednesday. Rush Chodesh Ab Ist) July 20th Thursday... Tish'a BAb Ab 9th July 28th Friday. Rosh Chodesh Ellul Ist August 19th Friday Rosh Hashanah Evk .. Ellul 29thjSKPT. 16th Notk —The Hebrew day begins with the sunset of the day preceding- the corresponding common date. Investments Made in Real Estate and Mortgages. C. L 5 H. L DENOON. Real Estate Agents. Auctioneers.Brokers Hit I E. Main St., RICHMONn, VA. OS-Your Patronage Solicited."©* SSF MORGAN R. MILLS, 28 N. 9th St. , 11sh_l \\\ 'PHONES (Old and New) 1110, 11™_JmI Jjjju Specialties. "WAVERLY" Gas Ranges, all sizes. They are the most economical and are fitted with BRASS Coils for water heaters. We do Sanitary Plumbing, and attend to all REPAIR ORDERS Promptly.