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Last Thurday was a day or great joy for her, she revealed. She selebrated forty-seven years of happy wediock to one man, and that, these days, is something!

Returing to the subhect of the Jews’ present and future responsibility, she continued: ”I feel that we seldom hear the truth about ourselves. It is always two extermes, either hatred or flattery. We do not face the truth, that one of our gravest faults is lack of good meaner. The most brilliamt Jews are guilty on this score. They think politeness, nonsense, a form of insincerity. The average Jew wants to be sincere, rather than polite.”

In regard to the Jewish women, she says that ”the women in the same stratum of wealth as the gentile, are usually brighter and quicker, and are therefore, more in danger of bad manners, due to a certain assertiveness.”

Neatly wrapped about this brick is a bouquet: -”The Jewish woman is an enlightened and trained worker and hom-maker. She is a better povider than the gentile woman, and undrstans her childreen usses her emotions more.”

In spite of her own active and usseful life, she depreacates the idea that it is belitting for women to turn their eyes on the limited horizon of the home.

”To be a club woman, one only needs a superficial brilliance. The homely test of character is the lest of our daily life. Many women have fallen down on this job.

”Platform virtue,” as she smilingly puts it, ”is lese important that home virtue.”

When queried as to how she reconciles her own active life with this advice, she explained that most of the labor was done at home, because of its predominently literary character.


Barnard College is giving Mrs. Mayer a reception in honor of her birthday, today. It is chiefly through her indomitable courage and tireless cofforts, that the colege first opened its doorrs in 1889. It was she who raised most of the funds, wrote articles in the papers, to gain favorable public opinion, interviewed stern trustees invdividually, and sesured signed petitions from persons of importance. She worked indefatingably to gain her end, and the proud result is her reward,

In parting, she returned once more to the subject close to her heart. She advised Jews to be on guard against projudice, and in tolerance towards others.

Recently, she avers, here has reached her ears a report that Jews in hte South are intolerant and narrow in their contacts with the Negroes.

”How can we expet justice towards ourselves, when we are unjust towares another race? We must inculcate by writen word and speech into the minds of all Jews, that only by setting an example of brotherly love and tolerance ourselves, can we expect similar tratment form others.”

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