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THE JEWISH SOUTH.
Premiums due and deferred, less cost of collec tion «. 233,924 64 Agents' Balances 61,063 46 Commuted Commissions 155,102 25 Carried out at market value—Total... 15,538,726 24 BUSINESS IN VIRGINIA DURING 1898. No. Amount. Number and amount of policies in force December 31st tof previous year 319 $845,593 00 mber and amount of policies issued during the year. . 22 64,219 00 Total "341 $909,812 00 j luct number and amount which have ceased to be in force during the year 47 170,009 00 Total number and amount of policies in force December 31, 1898 294 $739,803 00 I lOunt of losses and claims on policies unpaid Decem ber 31st of previous year 1 $2,500 00 Amount of losses and claims on policies incurred during the year 9 18,670 00 « Total 10 $21,170 00 ount of losses and claims on policies paid during the year 10 $21,170 00 Amount of assessments, premiums, dues a,nd fees collected or secured in Vir- Ka during the year, in cash and notes or credits, without any deduction osses, dividends, commissions, or other expenses, $21,971 74. (Signed) J. L. HALSEY, Vice-President. (Signed) WM. C. FRAZEE, Secretary. New York, City of New York—ss : m to February 10, 1899, before WM. N. STEBBINS, ] Notary Public. That figures are sometimes wonderful things is illustrated by the following actual occurrence in a nearby college town a number of years ago: A student in the university was a member of an eating club of twelve members which regularly patronized a certain little hostelry. He was lucky enough one day to become the recipient of a legacy amounting to about $1,000, and, showing the sum to the hotel keeper, agreed to give it to him on condition that the sum be accepted as payment for meals eaten by the students until every possible combination of the seating arrangements of the boys had been exhaust ed, the order of seats occupied by the boys to be changed at each meal. The hotel keeper thought it a most profitable deal, but a friend of his with a mathematical turn proved to him that it really would mean ruin, as no less than 479,001,600 arrangements were possible, or a total of 5,748,019,200 individual meals, which at the rate of ten cents per meal, would represent a value of the tidy sum of $547,801,920. The con tract was carried out for the four years of the boys' student life, when it really drove the hotel man from business, as reckoned on a basis of $2 per week per student the hotel man-had lost $3,992, while the students had only eaten 52,416 individual mealsand had still a credit of 5,748,966,784 meals, or enough to give them three meals a day for 438,718% years. — Philadelphia Record. 1 he Jews of Afghanistan, a country bordering on Asiastic Russia, India, and Persia, are an interesting people. Their vernacular is Persian, a language the settlement, and the remnant who remained faithful to the memory of old traditions are chiefly poor and Information WlanteO regarding the whereabouts of Sender Leventon, whose name in Russia was Sender Suck, 48 years old, who came to New York three years ago. For four years he lived in Dublin, Ireland, with his brother, S. Leventon. If he or any of our readers will send us his address, he will hear something of great importance. -==-=- A German lady has been paying a visit to Frau Emden Heine, the sister of the poet. Frau Emden is ninety eight years old, but is still strong and fresh in mind and body. She was of fered 20,000 marks for Heine's unpub- Kied MSS. Send us your Printing. which is spoken by the better class of inhabitants of the country, which once formed part pf the Persian empire. The most important Jewish communities and the largest in point of numbers, are those at Cabul, Hurat, Candahar, Ghizni, and Balkh. In the first mentioned city there may be seen the ruins of a synagogue which, according to the statements of the Jews there, belongs to the time of Nebuchadnez zar, King of Babylon ; for during his reign, it is said a Jewish community already existed in Cabul. The rites and customs of the Jews in Afghanistan essen tially differ from those of their co-religionists in Europe. They obtain their religious books chiefly from Teheran and Muscat. From Persia also come their rabbis, who at the same*time exercise the func tions of judges. In the towns the Jews reside in special quarters called Mahali-Yedoudiyeh. Their costume is similar to that of the other natives, with the exception of aback turban, which they wear as token of mourning in remembrance of the destruc tion of Jerusalem. (According to a Persian traveller this black turban, is simply a destinctive mark.) Medicine is the art which they chiefly exercise. Ten million nerve fibres are said to be found in the The skeleton measures one inch less than the height of the living man. Wherever a profound cavity exists in the bed of the ocean near the land earthquakes are frequent, being caused by great pieces of land sliding off into the depths of the sea.