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Ko/wme Xl—Numlyer 19. RICHMOND, VA., MAY 19, 1899. Whole Number 277.
The son of Mr. Joseph L. Levy, who had a slight attack of scarlet fever, is nearly well. Mr. Kahnweiler, who has been visiting his daugh ter, Mrs. Dettelbach, has returned home. The little daughter of Mr. Isaac Held, who has been sick with typhoid fever, is improving. Dr. E. C. Levy is at the Warm Springs, Va., where he will act as resident physician during the months of May, June and September. The engagement is announced of Miss Bettießose, of this city, to Mr. Isaac Weil, of St. Louis, Mo. The marriage will occur during June. The funeral of Mr. Abram Miller, who died at the Retreat for the Sick last Saturday, was held at the mortuary chapel in the Hebrew cemetery last Sunday afternoon. Rabbi Calisch officiated. The funeral of Miss Estelle Falke, who died the previous day, was held from the mortuary chapel at the Hebrew cemetery last Friday afternoon. The de deased was only in her twenty-eighth year, and had long been an invalid noted for the patience and cheer fulness with which she bore her affliction. Rabbi E. N. Calisch delivered the address at the closing exercises of the School of Technology last Tuesday night. On Wednesday he left for the Uni versit}' of Virginia, where, in conjunction with United States Senator John W. Daniel and ex-Governor Charles T. O'Ferrall.he acted as a judge in the south ern intercollegiate oratorical contest. The usual services in honor of the Confederate dead were held at the Hebrew Cemetery last Tuesday afternoon. The attendance was quite large, and the grave of each soldier was literally covered with flowers, and a number of handsome floral tributes weie suspended from the railing, which had been recently re-painted and gilded. Delegations were present from the Hollywood and Oakwood Memorial Associations, .is were also a number of veterans from the Soldiers' Home, and a detail from the Walker Light Guard. A stand was erected on the vacant plot in front of the soldiers' section and was handsomely draped with the national colors. On this was seated Rabbi Calisch and Messrs. Charles Weil and Isadore Lov enstein, the last named two having served in the army of the South. The exercises began with a short prayer by Rabbi Calisch, which was followed by the singing of "Amer ica." Rabbi Calisch then read a poem "In Memory," by Armistead Gordon, of Staunton, Va., after which he pronounced the benediction. "Taps," sounded by a bugler, ended the ceremonies. resident 01 Kicnmonu, oieo at nis nouie in v_incinuaii The deceased was born in Holland eighty-six years ago. but came to thiscountry when a mere child. In 1834 he located in Richmond and lived here until af ter the civil war, when he removed to Cincinnati. While here the deceased was quite prominent in communal affairs. For many years he was secretary of the old congregation Beth Shalome. He was also instrumental in having enacted by the Legislature of Virginia a statute which exempts from the penalty of the Sunday law such persons as conscientiously observe some other day as the Sabbath. In Cincinnati Mr. Ezekiel was long the secretary of the Board of the Hebrew Union College, a position which he held until forced by old age to relinquish it. The deceased was the father of Mesdames F. C. and William H. Braver, of this city; Sir Moses Eze kiel, of Rome, Italy; E. M. Ezekiel, of Springfield, Mass.; Messrs. Henry Clay, Walter, and Louis P. Ezekiel, Mesdames Workum, Bernheim, Samuels and Miss Sallie Ezekiel, all of Cincinnati; and Mrs. Coll fß- 1 1' Miss Maud Silverman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. Silverman, celebrated the twelfth anniversary of her birth last week with a party, to which a number of her friends were invited. Mrs. H. Adler, of Baltimore, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. M. Harrison. Mrs. Adler is the mother of Mrs. Harrison. Mrs. L. Colin, with her little daughter, Hannah, left on a visit to her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. L. Kohen, at Marion, Va. Mr. Charles Schooler, of New York City was here on a visit. There wasinterestingconfirmation service at Tem ple Emanuel synagogue last Sunday evening. In the absence of a rabbi, Dr. S. Simon, the superintendent of the Sunday school, presided. The confirmation class was composed of Blanche Silverstone, Rosa Rosenberg and Philip Liebrecht. The children made their responses accurately and in cleartoncs. Joseph