A Little of This, A Little of That


The interior news pages in the 12-page issue seemed to have little rhyme or reason in terms of content.

For example, the first column on page 5 details the election of officers of the Aguilar Literacy Society.

Below that is a report about the death of “Mr. Ralph Blum of Belair, Ohio,” who had married Miss Henrietta Weil in Philadelphia about two months earlier.

And below that is a short article about how 248 Jewish immigrants had arrived at the Port of Philadelphia in July, which was nine less than a year earlier. The article noted that only 114 of them were expected to settle in Philadelphia, with 71 holding tickets for New York, 36 heading to Baltimore “and the rest scattered over the country.”

Of those 248 immigrants, 161 were from either Russian or Poland. In terms of professions, 97 “followed some trade,” including 33 tailors, four merchants and 11 peddlers.

The column concludes with a list of contributions the Hebrew Education Society had received for its Industrial Schools. The biggest contributors (all at $50) were Isidor Coons, Isaac Rosskam, Moses A. Dropsie and aforementioned advertiser H. Muhr’s Sons.

The other two columns on the page contain a half-dozen blurbs about equally random topics, including book news, insight into what had played at the Grand Opera House (Faust) and The Casino (The Mascot), notes from a Jewish Publication Society of America meeting, and a look at The Menorah, a relatively new Jewish magazine that had raised its price from $2 a year to $3.


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