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The Jewish South. [volume] (Richmond, Va.) 1893-1899, December 23, 1898, Image 7

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It derives its name of Red Hill from thepeculiar color
of the soil in that vicinity. When Patrick Henry
bought the place, it comprised about 3,500 acres
The land is rich-there was a saying in the neighbor
hood that poor land and Henry could never be men
tioned grows there as high as a man
on horseback; there is a general air of smiling fields
and abundant prosperity. Its situation in early
times was very remote. Neighbors were few, one of
the nearest being the celebrated John Randolph of
Roanoke, who lived in his chosen solitude fifteen
miles away.
~ Re f ir Hill J S now owned h y Henry's grandson, Wil
liam Wirt Henry, a clever, cultivated gentleman of
the "old school," He has in his possession some
most interesting relics of his celebrated grandfather
including the desk he always used, which still con
tains his letters from Lafayette, Washington, Madi
son and other great men of early days; the large
round back chair in which Patrick Henry died and a
portrait of him by the elder Sully, under which han-s
a yellow slip of paper, signed by Chief Justice John
Marshall and several other of his friends, testifying
to the faithfulness of the likeness. -Philadelphia
•flbar. ano Der little Xamb.
Everybody knows the story of Mary and her little
Lamb, but not every one knows that Mary E Saw
yer, who was born near Worcester, Mass.", was the
heroine of the poem
When Mary was a little girl shefound a new-born
lamb nearly dead with hunper andcold. She tender
ly nursed it back to life, and became devotedly at
tached to her gentle charge. The lamb was her con
stant companion and playmate and was to her what
a doll is to most children. For hours Mary would
dress her lamb and "make believe" it was her baby
One day her brother suggested that she take the lamb
to school. The thought so delighted Mary that she
started earlier than usual for the school-house
reached there before the other scholars and. put the
lamb under her seat, where it lav contentedly When
Mary's turn came for her recitation the lamb ran
down the aisle after her, to the intense delight of the
scholars and surprise of the teacher. The lamb was
put outside, and it waited on the doorstep for Mary
and followed her home. A young man named John
Roulston chanced to be a visitor at the school, and
the pathetic incident led him tocompose the stanzas
which he presented to Mary. Some years after this
Mary was married to Columbus Tvler
When the lamb was old enough" to shear, Mary's
3 Mr, k, " t l her l tw °P« ir "Stockings of the wool,
and Mrs. Tyler kept those stockings until she was
eighty years old. When the 'Old South Church," of
Boston, was raising money she unraveled a pair of
stockings and wound the yarn on small cards upon
which she wrote her autograph, and these cards
were sold for upwards of $100. Mrs. Tyler died in
December, 1889.-JV. Y. Tribune
5659. Calendar. 1898-9,
:Da V- Observances. Hebrew Date Comtnon
Saturday . Rosh Hashanah Tishri Ist Sept. 17th
Monday Fast of Gedaliah Tishri 3d Sept 19th
Monday Yom Kippur Tishri 10th Sept. 26th
Saturday . Succoth Tishri 15th Oct Ist
Friday. Hoshanna Rabbah Tishri 21st Oct. 7th
Saturday Sh'mini Atzereth Tishri 22d Oct. Bth
Sunday .... Simchat Torah Tishri 23d Oct. 9th
Monday.... Rosh Chodesh Heshvan Heshvan Ist Oct. 17th
Tuesday.. Rosh Chodesh Kislev.. . Kislev Ist Nov. 15th
Friday ... Channukah Kislev 25th Dec. 9th
Wednesday. Rosh Chodesh Tebeth.. Tebeth Ist Dec. 14th
?__' ••' Fast of Tebeth -•• Tebeth 10th Dec. 23d
Thursday Rosh Chodesh Shebat.. Shebat Ist Jan. 12th
Saturday. . Rosh Chodesh Adar. ... Adar Ist Feb. 11th
Thursday Fast of Esther Adar 13th Feb. 23d
J nd fy _ ur _";: Adar «th Feb. 24th
Sunday .... Rosh Chodesh Nissan. . Nissan Ist March 12th
Sund y. .. Pessach.. Nissan 15th Mar'h2 6th
Saturday . Pessach, 7th Day Nissan 21st Aprii, Ist
Tuesday... . Rosh Chodesh Iyar Iyar Ist April llth
Sr r,^ ay _" • ' £ ag ; h b '° mer Iyar 18th April 28th
Wednesday. Rosh Chodesh Siva.n. Sivan Ist May 10th
Monday ... Shabouth Sivan 6th May 15th
*ri Rosh Chodesh Tamuz.. Tamuz Ist June !9th
Sunday Fast of Tamuz Tamuz 17th June 25th
Saturday. Rosh Chodesh Ab Ab Ist July Bth
Sunday .... Tish'a B'Ab. Ab 9th July 16th
Monday.... Rosh Chodesh E11u1.... Ellul Ist August 7th
Monday,. Rosh Hashanah Eve . .Ellul 29th Sept. 4th
Note—The Hebrew day begins with the sunset of the day
preceding the corresponding common date.
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