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Ko/iime Xl—Number 21. RICHMOND, VA., JUNE 2, 1899. Whole Number 279.
Mrs. L. Levy is visiting her daughter, Mrs. A.
Bear, in Norfolk, Neb.
Miss R. C. Levy, who has been visiting relatives
in New Orleans for several months past, has returned
home.
There is little improvement in the condition of Mr.
Herman J. Myers, who has been sick for several
weeks.
Rabbi and Mrs. S. G. Bottigheimer and little son
are the guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Bot
tigheimer, 106 east Leigh street.
Dr. A. Bear, of Norfolk, Neb., is in the city attend
ing the session of the International Association of
Railway Surgeons. He is accompanied by his little
daughter, Robinette.
Mr. Milton E. Marcuse, of this city, has been
elected a member of the Board of Directors of the Or
phans' Home, of Atlanta, Ga., the membership of
which was recently increased from 17 to 21.
Miss Florence Bloomberg leaves on Monday for
New York, and on next Thursday will sail for Europe.
Upon her return in the fall she will publish a second
edition of her German Grammar, the first having
been exhausted some time since.
The funeral of Captain Julian M. Myers, who died
at Montclair, N. J., on the 25th ult., was held in Sa
vannah, Ga., last Tuesday. The interment was at
Laurel Grove Cemetery, Rabbi I. P. Mendes of Mick
va Israel Congregation officiating. Captain Myers
was a gallant officer in the Confederate navy, whose
skill and bravery at the battle of Mobile Bay called
forth the commendation of the Federal Admiral Far
ragut.
In its sketch of the late Jacob Ezekiel, the Cincin
nati Commercial Tribune gives the following inter
esting facts:
In 1851, by his effective protest he prevented the
ratification of the treaty with Switzerland —a repub
lic in name, but not in fact —which boasted of a pro
gressive form of government, but persecuted the
Jews who resided, or came, within certain of its can
tons. This question was again agitated by him in
1854, in so far as it affected the interests of Jewish
citizens of the United States traveling or residing in
Switzerland. On the same ground he opposed the
acceptance by our government of a block of granite,
contributed by the Swiss Federation, in common
with other nations, and with States of our Union,in
1852, to be placed in the Washington monument
In 1841 he took issue with President John Tyler on
account of a proclamation for a national day ol
prayer —in memory of President William H. Harri
son —marked by sectarianism, and to the inappropri
ateness of which Mr. Ezekiel directed the attention
of the Chief Executive, from whom he received a
most courteous and apologetic reply. He was suc
fsful in having the law enacted in Virginia in 1849
which congregations were granted privileges ac
•ded to incorporated institutions.
He was a charter member of Rimmon Lodge, No.
, Independent Order B'ne B'rith, of Richmond,
Va., and was the oldest one of that organization.
He was a member of the Mound-Street Temple, ol
Cincinnati, and a representative of that body to the
Union of American Hebrew Congregations, when it
was formed, in 1873, at Cincinnati. In 1876 he was
elected a member of the Board of Governors of the
Hebrew Union College, and served continuously as
secretary of that institution until a few yeaTS ago,
when, on account of declining years, he resigned, anc
the office of " Honorary Secretary " was created for
him. During this period he devoted his best talents,
energies and means to the welfare of the college, anc
many are the graduates and students who have been
(c recipients of his fatherly advice and kindly acts
more ways than one.
He possessed a fund of reminiscences, and was
rhaps one of the best posted men on the early his
ry and subsequent development of Philadelphia
id Richmond of any man in his day.
Miss Pearl Drucker, of New York, is here on a
visit to her sister, Mrs. Charles Enoch.
Mr. Charles Schloss has returned from Philadel
phia much improved in health.
Mr. and Mrs. M. Harrison gave a reception to
their friends last Sunday evening in honor of Mrs.
Adler, the mother of Mrs. Harrison. Among those
present were Mr. and Mrs. S. Nyburg, Mr. and Mrs.
S. Simon, Mrs. Enoch, Mrs. Jacoby, Mr. and Mrs. N.
Schiller, Miss Pearl Drucker, of New York; Miss So
phie Schloss, Mr. Nathan Schloss, Mr. Max Solomon,
Mr. A. Schloss, Mr. and Mrs. Harrison, and Mrs.
Adler. Mrs. Harrison, who is an artist on the piano,
favored the company with sortie very nice selections.

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