Town in the government of Bessarabia, Russia, with (in 1898) 7,303 Jewish inhabitants in a total population of 8,094. The Jewish artisans number 972, most of whom are furriers who export fur overcoats and caps to the extent of 25,000 per annum. About twenty-five families are occupied in the culture of tobacco and in gardening. About 700 Jews are day laborers, earning from 10 to 30 copecks per day.

H. R. S. J.
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