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THE JEWISH SOUTH.
Michinski fell dumbfounded on the sands. For several moments he could not move his lips. " Blessed art Thou, Oh God of Israel, for Thine in finite kindness," at length muttered the hoary-headed man. "With Rabbi Akibah of the Talmud I have always held: 'All that the Lord doeth is done for the best.'" "Come now," warmly continued Novolski. "Come into my conveyance, and before sunset we will be in Danzig. To morrow is Sabbath. You will attend the service, be called up to the Reading of the Law, and publicly thank God for having spared your lite." This kindly suggestion was carried out, and Rabbi Herschel's miraaculous deliverance was in the mouth of every Jew in Danzig. The sad news of the fate of the " Baltic " reached Vilkavisk, but it was not until the week of mourning for the good rabbi had far advanced that a letter reached the eldest son of Herschel, written by the old man himself, setting forth the circumstances of his providential escape. There was no Kaddish recited that morning. Never was there a more sudden change from sorrow to joy, from mourning to exul tation. Every member of the family, and a good many friends besides, forthwith proceeded to Danzig, and after seven days' rejoicing and thanksgiving, the pious Herschel once more set sail for the sacred land far off .—London Jewish World. A new story is told of Sir Walter Scott. It seems that he was not a brilliant scholar, and was usually at the foot of the class. After he became famous he one day dropped into the old schoolhouse. The teacher, anxious to make an impression, put the pu pils so as to show them to the best advantage. After awhile Scott said: "But which is the dunce? You have one surely. Show him to me." The teacher called up a poor fellow who looked the picture of woe as he bashfully came toward the distinguished visitor. "Are you the dunce? " asked Scott. "Yes, sir," said the boy. "Well, my good fellow," said Scott, "here is a crown tor you for keeping my place warm."— Chicago Inter. Ocean. This story is told about Baron Oppenheim, the wealthy banker of Cologne, who, although a Christ ian of the third generation, never denies his Jewish origin, no matter where he happens to be. Lately a French financier, also of Hebrew extraction and _a native of a little Ger nan town, though naturalized in France, paid him a visit at his Cologne counting house, bent on a large stroke of business in which he needed the aid of Baron Oppenheim, whose financial influence along the Rhine is almost paramount. He sent in his card. The bit of pasteboard almost sup pressed the real name of the caller, which was Cohn, but added to the mere C of the Cohn a long and flowing title, more or less fictitious, thus, " Le Baron C. de Point Figuier." Baron Oppenheim took the card, smiled a quiet smile and then bade his caller welcome and proceeded to discuss business with him. The next day he returned the French financier's visit and sent in his card on which was printed "Le Baron O. de Cologne." The following is a true story told of a Mr. Otti well Wood, who was a minister of the gospel, and whose son, Mr. John Wood, for many years chair man of the Board of Inland Revenue, vouched for its correctness. Mr. Wood had to appear as a witness in a North Country assize court, and was asked and gave his name in due course. " What ?" asked the judge peevishly, being rather deaf. Mr. Wood re peated his answer. "Can't hear you; spell it out," snapped the judge. "O, double T, I, double U, E, double L, double U, double 0, D." The judge threw down his pen in despair.— Household Words. The Johannesburg correspondent of the London Jewish Chronicle writes: "Dr. Hertz, the new ray of the old congregation, is the most-talked-of man of the moment, and it was only on the fourth occasion of my trying to get a seat to listen to his preaching that I was successful. Notwithstanding the great courtesy of all connected with the management, there were so many people in the doorway that one could not pass through, and once inside, the place was found packed, and this has been the same every day since the new ' ray' arrived here." West Turkestan is thinly populated, and has few schools. The Russian government has now fit ted up as schools a few railroad carriages, which re main at each station for a few weeks. The teacher lives in the carriage. The children are required to learn a lesson or two until the itinerant school again reaches their neighborhood. Low living and high thinking will produce better men than high living and low thinking. The average man lets good opportunities go by while waiting for a better one. The average woman has more listening than speaking acquaintances. The life work of a wise man may be destroyed by a fool in a day. Labor's worst enemy is the working man who won't work. No one has discovered a sure cure for laziness. Job Printing neatly and promptly done. •WANTED.—A GERMAN LADY CAPABLE OF • * taking- care of household and qualified in bringing- up motherless children, WISHES A POSITION. Good references. Address 8., care The Jewish Soi th.