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Editorial Paragraphs.


The scheme of Endowing our Society seems to meet with general favor. Its importance is apparent to all who think of it, and we hope ere long to be able to announce that this interest has assumed practical, tangible shape, and that we have invested funds which yield us a regular income upon which we can rely for the prosecution of our great work. Meantime, we beg that our friends will help us in several ways:

1. Let us know what you can give towards the permanent endowment of the Society.

2. Mention the matter to your friends, and enlist their interest and help.

3. Send us list of names of those who are able and would be likely to be willing to help us.

We need and must have an endowment. Who will help us?


“Memorial day” has been observed at various points in the South, and will be yet observed at others on the days designated, by the local Associations, and the beautiful custom of decking with flowers the graves of our heroic dead, has lost none of its hold on the hearts of our fair women and brave men. May it never cease to attract the usual interest and awaken the hallowed memories which cluster around it!

As we write this paragraph our city is full of Knights Templar from Boston and Providence — the Governor of the Commonwealth, the Mayor of the city, and other representative men, have given them formal welcome in speeches of rare eloquence and appropriateness — and our people generally are vieing with each other to entertain and amuse them, while their bands are making the air reverberate with alternate strains of Dixie, and Star-spangled banner, Bonny blue flag, and Hail Columbia. The Knights have seemed to appreciate the kindness of our people, and have just given a touching evidence of fraternal feeling which will be remembered. This being, by appointment, “Hollywood Memorial day,” the visiting Knights marched to the statue of Stonewall Jackson, on Capitol Square, and while their band played an appropriate dirge, they saluted the effigy of the great Chieftain, and placed a wreath around his neck, and flowers on the base of the statue.

As we look out of our window on the bronze figure of old “Stonewall,” wreathed with flowers by Knights of Boston and Providence, we recall an eloquent passage in Governor Holliday's superb address of welcome: “And now, if there be any animosities surviving, let them be buried in the graves of our great and loved ones on either side. With chivalric generosity let us do justice to virtue and valor whererever found. Remitting the camp followers, the shriekers and demagogues, both North and South, to everlasting oblivion, let the Puritan and the Cavalier, and their offspring, wherever they may live, rise up in the majesty of a united faith, and a fast reconciliation, and command the peace. In that peace [240] we will talk over the deeds of our Heroes and Martyrs, and the renown they have conferred upon our common race and country, and with high and knightly courtesy and love, we will carry their effegies in triumphal procession and place them side by side in the Republic's Pantheon.”

Is this knightly act the beginning of those happy days to come? So mote it be! So mote it be!


The absence of the Secretary from his rice for nearly a month must excuse any seeming negligence in filling orders or attending to correspondence. Indeed our correspondence accumulates so rapidly that it is almost impossibleto keep up with it even when able to give it daily attention, and we beg our friends to bear with us if we are guilty of any seeming neglect in this regard.


Wm. Mahl, General Superintendent of the Louisville & Cincinnati Short Line, and Henry Fink, V. P., and General Manager of the Norfolk & Western railroad,. have placed the Secretary under obligations for appreciated courtesies.


Several interesting Papers, as well as our Notes and Queries, were crowded out of this number by a misapprehension of the space which other articles would fill.

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