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THE JEWISH SOUTH.
Shalome by the Sir Moses Montefiore Congregation, something over $1,000, be donated the latter body, and that the trustees be instructed to give them a release deed and pay all the costs attending same. This was unanimously adopted. The next business was the consideration of the report of the joint committee with reference to con solidating with Beth Ahaba, heretofore published. This contained a provision that upon its adoption the Congregation Beth Shalome should at once dis solve its organization, and the chair had therefore ruled earlier in the meeting that it must be the last matter to be acted upon. The report was adopted unanimously and the Congregation Beth Shalome was declared disbanded. Mr. D. B. Kahnweiller, of this city, was called to New York this week by the death of his brother, Mr. David Kahnweiller. Before and during the Civil War these two gentle men, with a third brother, engaged quite successfully in the dry goods business in Wilmington, N. C. The loss of an immense cargo of cotton in attempting to run the blockade seriously impaired their fortune, and the ruin was completed by the subsequent col lapse of the Confederacy. When the war was over Mr. David Kahnweiller went to New York, and after a time invented the cork life-preserver jacket, from which he acquired an immense fortune. He was also the inventor of a steel raft and a cash railway system for stores. To our Friends: , There are a large number of neglected sections and graves in our cemetery, which mar the beauty of the grounds. In many cases the families have become extinct by death or have moved elsewhere, and, either for lack of means or through carelessness, they con tribute nothing towards taking care of the graves of their dead. I ask our friends to contribute the small sum of fifty cents per annum to create a fund, which will en able us to look after these neglected graves rind keep our "Acre of God " in the condition that it should be. I will appoint a committee to call upon you, and I trust that you will cheerfully aid in this worthy object. Respectfully, L. Z. Morris, President Hebrew Cemetery. Mr. Moses Kaufman, one of Charlottesville's most popular citizens and a leading business man, died suddenly Monday night at his residence on Jefferson street. He had been out with friends and returned home and retired at eleven o'clock in apparently his usual good health but was stricken with paralysis at twelve o'clock. He was fifty-one years old and leaves a wife and eleven children. Mr. Kaufman was chairman of the city school board and was interested in a large number of business enterprises. The funeral was held from the synagogue Wed nesday afternoon, Rabbi Calisch, of Richmond, con ducting the services. A fine supper was given last Sunday by Mr. and Mrs. S. Hamburger at their residence on east Main street, in honor of Mrs. Herman Moritz and daugh ter Blanche, of Baltimore, and Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hecht and daughter Maud, of Norfolk. Covers were laid for fourteen. The dining-room was decorated in yello at and white chrysanthemums. Later in the evening a good many young folk called, and again refreshments were served. At a late hour the party broke up, all having had a most enjoyable time. The organization of a Minyan at Honolulu is a creditable enterprise which falls to the account of Mr. Herman Levy a young San Francisco Jew. The spread of Judaism over the islands of the Pacific is sure to follow the territorial expansion of the United States, for Jews are religious people and believe that synagogue and church lend stability to government. A gentleman just returned from Manila assures us that there are at least two hundred Jewish soldiers distributed over the total expeditionary forces. We believe the number to be larger; but we are assured that the religious disposition of these troops is sound. Here is an opportunity for both the Central Confer ence and the A. J. Publication Society to make them selves useful. Precedent might justify the prediction that the organization of a synagogue and congrega tion at Manila is but a question of time. The Ameri can adventurers will be supplemented by Jews from all the Oriental seaports, for the Stars and Stripes are a great attraction to Jews all the world over. And a Jewish congregation at Manila will be the final vic tory of the Jew over the old Spnnish law that for bade admission into all the colonies of " single women, Jews and descendants of Mohammedans."— Emanu-El. The Anti-Semites held a monster meeting in Vienna the other day to celebrate the eighteenth an niversary of the first organization of their party. Five thousand persons crowded one of the largest halls in the city. Among the prominent representa tives of the party present were the Burgomaster of Vienna, Dr. Lueger, and his lieutenants in the Reichs rath, Dr. Gregorig, Dr. Pattai, Dr. Schlesinger, and others, together with many Anti-Semitic members of the corporation. There were deputations from Prague, Trieste, Brunn, Linz, Gratz, Cracow, Bukhar-