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Volume XI-Number 20. RICHMOND, VA., MAY 26, 1899. Whole Number 278.
Ktfrs. Milton E. Marcttse is quite sick again. important meeting of the Ladies' Hebrew Aid iety was held at Thon's Hall last Sunday night. Mrs. Michael Block, of Pocahontas, Va., who is visiting her mother, Mrs. S. Lisberger, expects to re turn home shortly accompanied by her mother. Messrs. M.J. Straus, Leon Wallerstein and Rabbi Calisch have been elected members of the Board of Managers of the Richmond Lyceum. The last-named ■as also chosen a vice-president. Mr. M. Mitteldorfer Straus, son of Mr. Julius Straus, of this city, who for the past year has been attending the Art League school, in Washington, D. C, has gained the scholarship prize. Miss Essie Rosenstein,of Baltimore, who has been the guest of Mrs. F. Bowman, 626 north Eighth street, left for home last Wednesday, accompanied by her father, who came to Richmond Monday for that purpose. A conference was held last Sunday night of the solicitingcommittee of the Congregation Beth Ahaba and a number of members with reference to the ad visability of building a new synagogue. As a result the committee decided to proceed with the work of soliciting subscriptions. The option on the lot at Madison and Grace streets expires to-day and will be allowed to lapse, as it thought that there is noth ing particularly advantageous in its terms. The following are full details of Baroness de Hirsch's charitable bequests, as textually extracted from her will: I bequeath to the Ecole Norm ale Israelite Orien tale in Paris (the Teachers' Training School of the Alliance Israelite Universelle) an inalienable capital of 4,000,000 francs, the income of which is to be ap plied to the maintenance and enlargement of the school, salaries of teachers, maintenance and cloth ing of the pupils and their outfit. A further capital of 3,000,000 francs for the foundation of a Pension Fund for teachers, their widows and children, after completing their services, or who have been compelled to resign before doing so owing to ill-health. The pension shall in each case be not less than 1,200 francs, and may be increased in certain cases to 3,000 francs. I further direct that the capital of this fund shall be administered apart from the other property of the school, and I authorize for this purpose the appointment of a special official, who shall be paid out of the revenue of the said capital. The granting of pensions shall be undertaken by the Committee of Administration of the school in Paris, in conjunction with the president for the time being, or, in his ab sence, the vice-president of the Alliance Israelite Uni verselle, and the pensions shall be paid free of duty. Further, I bequeath, free of duty, a capital of 3,000, --000 francs, the income of which shall.be expended in clothing and feeding the poorest children who attend the schools of the Alliance IsraeliteUniverselle. This foundation already exists as the "Oeuvre de Norri ture." I direct my heirs to discover the proper form of legalizing the foundation, in case I should die be fore I have accomplished this myself. I bequeath to the Baron de Hirsch Fund in New York (U. S. A.) a capital of 6,000,000 for the main tenance and further development of the various insti tutions, schools and relief committees connected with the fund. I bequeath to the Jewish Board of Guardians in London for its Loan Fund 3,000,000 francs, and to the Baron de Hirsch Institute in Montreal (Canada) 600,000 francs. I bequeath the shares in my possession, or those standing in my name in the Share Register of the Jewish Colonization Association, to ray adopted son, Maurice Arnold Deforest-Bischoffsheim, together with all the rights associated therewith, which shall be exercised by him during his life-time. On his death I bequeath these shares, with all their rights, to the Ecole Normale Israelite Orientale in Paris. I bequeath to the Home for Jewish Working Girls (New York), founded by me, 3,000,000 francs, the in come of which shall be applied for the maintenance of the home and for the advancement of the women and girls admitted therein. I bequeath to the Comite de Bienfaisance Israelite in Paris an inalienable capital of 5,000,000 francs for loans and alms; and to the Societe Philanthropique in Paris, also, an inalienable capital of 1,000,000 francs, the income of which shall be applied as to one-half to the Asile Maternel, and as to the other half to the Societe dcs Habitations Economiques. I bequeath to the Magistrature of Vienna, for phi lanthropic objects, 200,000 francs; to the Jewish Progressive Religious community in Vienna, 100.00Q francs; to the Jewish Religious Community inßrunn. 150,000 francs; to the Progressive Jewish Religious Community in Buda-Pesth, 100,000 francs; to the Pro gressive Jewish Communities of Paris, 200,000 francs; in Brussels, 100,000 francs; in Frankfort-on-'the- Main, 50,000 francs; in Mayence, 50,000 francs; in Munich, 100,000 francs; and to the Foundation Bischoffsheim in Paris, 100,000 francs. .