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THE JEWISH SOUTH
THE JEWISH SOUTH. A JOURNAL DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF JUDAISM. PUBLISHED WEEKLY. HERBERT T. EZEKIEL, Editor and Pub'i*her, H2<> East Main Stkkkt. Subscription, 11 per annum, in advance. Single Copy, Five Cents. Advertising Rate, 50 cents per inch. Resolutions and other Reading Not teem In ecu tit per line. KnterrJ i»t the Post-Office. Kk-hmoncl, Va., a* second clans matter. A most distinguished gathering, indeed, will be that which will assemble in our city during the corn ing week. That each one of us will do his best to make the visitors feel at home is not to be doubted. A body which bat labored so hard and accomplished so much in behalf of Judaism, as has the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, is entitled to the respect and admiration of even'member of the faith. Gentlemen of the convention, in the name of the citizens of Richmond, we greet you, and hope your stay with us may prove a most pleasant one in every respect. Next Thursday night will mark the beginning of Channukah. Of late years there has been a decided tendency towards observing those events commemo rative of the national life of the Jews. The impres sion made upon the children, and the consequent ben efiting of our faith, by these observances is incalcu lable. Chtmnukah.it is true, is not a Biblical festival, but it has done no little for the cause of Judaism. In this connection we would advise those who are perpetually prating of Jews not being soldiers, to peruse the history of Judas Maccabeus, to be found in Josephus or Graetz, preferably the latter. They will find that he performed prodigies of valor and executed skilful manoeuvres surpassed, and probably equaled, by no general before or since. This country of ours seems doomed to be the victim of unwelcome visitors. Telegrams from San Francisco this week stated that Chinatown, one of. its suburbs, was threatened with bubonic plague. Later intelligence is to the effect that Major the Count Esterhazy is on his way to America. This man is said to be one of the leading witnesses in the Pettis case, and, in fact, has been openly and re peatedly charged with being the author of the docu ment of the writing of which the captain was con victed. This allegation Esterhazy has never fully disproved, and it is thought that if he could be per suaded to tell the truth, which up to the present time he has seemed unable to do, he could throw much light on the matter. Thanks ark due the Gt lden Jubilee Committee of the Independent Older Free Sons of Israel for it 9 very courteous invitation to participate in the festiv ities next month incident to that occasion. The pro gramme includes addresses and musical exercises at Temple Beth El, Sunday evening, January 15th; re ception and ball at Madison Square Garden, Monday evening, and a banquet at Lenox Lyceum, Wednes day evening. Thk voters of the Fourth California District, at the recent election, chose Mr. Julius Kahn, of San Francisco, as their congressman. This will make three Jews in the lower and one in the upper house of the next National Legislature. A letter in his own handwriting and a cable gram has been received by Madame Dreyfus from her husband. He states that his health, both mentally and physically, is of the best. To the child giving the best answer to the ques tion " Who was (or is) the greatest person of the Nineteenth Ceiuirv?" ,ye will give a $2.50 gold piece. Contestants must be under 15 years of age, and their parents or nearest relative must be sub- , seribers to this paper. Reasons to the extent of 40 words may accompany the answers, which will be received up to and including December 31st. The name of the winner will be announced January Oth. yon Kochovv as Prussian envoy in Frankfort, I was walking one morning with my host, who had kindly undertaken to show me the Romer, as well as some of the other sights of the venerable free town, when suddenly we found ourselves in the precincts of the old ghetto. Pointing nt a small, unpretentious looking house, with a "red" shield (Roth Schild) over the narrow entrance, Herr yon Bismarck said: " That's the cradle of millions, the famous father the not less famous Baron James —the Paron, as Parisians liked to call him, on account of his pn - nounced German accent.