Thirteen cars of live poultry are being brought into New York City for the High Holidays. These consignments include 5,850,000 fowl valued at $7,000,000.
The health authorities are alarmed over the fact that diptheric roup has been discovered among the fowl in some of the cars. City Health Commissioner Louis I. Harris has ordered steps taken to prevent the spread of the epidemic and to kill all the sick fowl. Inspectors were appointed at the various freight yards in the city.
One hundred and eighty-four Jewish students were among the high school pupils who were awarded New York State scholarships by the Board of Regents.
The holder of one of these scholarships will be entitled to $100 a year for the four years of his college course while attending any college in the State of New York approved by the Regents.
The Jewish Division of the New York Public Library will be closed on the Day of Atonement.
In view of the great interest shown by the public in the exhibition of materials relating to Jewish life in Oriental countries which opened shortly before Passover, it has again been decided to prolong the exhibition for another month covering the period which includes the Jewish holidays so as to enable those who have not seen the exhibition heretofore to avail themselves of this opportunity.
Isaac Untermyer, seventy-three, elder and only brother of Samuel Untermyer, died Tuesday in New York City.
Born in Lynchburg, Va., June 23, 1853, Mr. Untermyer came to New York with his parents at fifteen.
Having been graduated from Columbia Law School he was admitted to the bar in 1874. Shortly afterward he became a member of the law firm of Guggenheimer & Untermyer, of which Samuel Untermyer became a member the following year. He retired from the law first fifteen years ago.
Abraham B. Becker, Chicago, banker, who left an estate of $3,946,720, included among his bequests $50,000 to the Jewish Charities of Chicago and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Among the prominent Republicans appointed by Senator Wadsworth to assist in the direction of his campaign for the Republican nomination for Senator are Nathaniel A. Elsberg, Col. Michael Friedsam, Louis Marshall, Mrs. Samson Selig, Judge Gustave Hartmann and Herbert Straus.