Editorial Paragraphs.our ‘Lee number’ has received from the press everywhere the most flattering notices, and orders for it have poured in from Maine to Texas, and from Virginia to Idaho. We have room for only two of the many kind notices of our brethren of the press, all of which we warmly appreciate. Our accomplished and gallant friend of the Norfolk Landmark, Captain James Barron Hope, whose praise is praise indeed, thus writes of it: ‘This is indeed a splendid number, and will be in demand all over the world in military and historical circles. It is worthy, as far as any publication can be, of the event it commemorates, and we congratulate our friend, the Rev. J. William Jones, on the impression his Magazine has made. It gives, as its name indicates, a graphic account of the unveiling of Valentine's noble work, the recumbent Lee, and this, of course, includes the introductory remarks of that old hero, General Early, the fine poem by Father Ryan, and the majestic oration by Major John W. Daniel, and a paper full of interest by the editor, the Rev. [ex-Confederate chaplain] J. William Jones. Take the publication, all in all, it is one which should be bound in snow-white vellum, with clasps of gold.’ The Industrial South, of Richmond, Va. (so ably edited by those gallant gentlemen and graceful writers, Colonel James McDonald and Major Baker P. Lee), publishes the following kindly notice:
Southern Historical Papers for August-September should be bought, read and filed in his family archives by every man in the South. It is the “Lee number,” containing a full account of the ceremonies at the unveiling of Valentine's  recumbent statue of General Robert E. Lee, at Lexington, Va., on the 28th of June last. The admirably appropriate introductory remarks of General Early, and the supremely forcible and beautiful address of Major Daniel, are too valuable to be omitted in the household literature of any Southerner who cherishes the memory of the peerless soldier and Christian gentleman, whose name, as long as time lasts, will be linked, in the Southern mind, with all that is brave and beautiful and noble in the nature of man. The price for a year's subscription to Southern Historical Papers is only $3, and only 50 cents for the Lee number. Orders should be sent to Dr. J. William Jones, Secretary, Richmond, Va. Dr. Jones deserves the gratitude of the Southern people for the energy the ardor and the ability with which he has worked and is working to give to the world, through Southern Historical Papers, a true history of the South in the course of her ill-omened cause.Louisiana soldiers' home.—as a model for similar organizations, we give the full text of the act establishing the Louisiana Soldiers' Home, and urge our friends in every State to move in the same good cause:
The Board of Directors as at present constituted are: Army of Northern  Virginia—Francis T. Nichols, President; John H. Murray, Louis Prados, John J. Fitzpatrick, John W. T. Leech. Treasurer, John H. Murray. Army of Tennessee—J. A. Chalaron, John Augustin, A. J. Lewis, W. H. Rogers, R. Lambert. A. J. Lewis, Secretary. We need scarcely add that under such management the success of the ‘Home’ is already an assured fact. All honor to our Louisiana Confederates! renewals are always in order, and very much so just at this time. We have on our books a number of names whose time is out, and we need just now their renewal fees. We shall send them a gentle hint, to which we hope they will respond by sending us the $3. And we beg our friends not only to send us their own renewals, but to see to it that their neighbors do the same. Our present subscription list would amply meet our current expenses— provided they will promptly pay up—but our list ought to be greatly enlarged, and we appeal to each one of our subscribers to try and send us a new name. the re-Union of Missouri Confederates at Jefferson City must have been a grand affair, and we deeply regretted our inability to fulfill our purpose of being present. General Fitzhugh Lee was also prevented by circumstances over which he had no control, from filling his engagement to speak on the occasion; but they were fortunate in securing as orator General G. W. Gordon, of Tennessee. General George D. Johnston, after his successful canvass in Texas, is resting for a season at his home in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Executive Committee have passed resolutions thanking General Johnston ‘for the ability, energy and skill with which he has made his very successful canvass for the Society,’ and asking him to continue his good work. It is earnestly hoped that he may soon be in the field again.