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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 2: (search)
ld hardly be expected in a convent; and there was a tone in the conversation of the monks much freer than would seem to be appropriate to their condition. The political atmosphere, both here and at Molk, was quite liberal, at least round some of the monks. We saw their collections in natural history, mineralogy, etc., which were of moderate value, but two parts of the establishment surprised me very much. One was a suite of rooms, about twenty or twenty-five in number, called the Kaiser-Zimmer,—Imperial Rooms,—which were prepared for the Emperor, Charles VI., who sent the monks word, when their convent was building, a century ago, that he would come and see them every year, and hunt in their woods, if they would fit up apartments worthy of him. They did so, of course; for, as one of the monks said, such imperial hints were like requests in full armor, and the Emperor and Prince Eugene used to come, and live upon the monks several weeks every autumn, which they found a very burdens
The Daily Dispatch: October 26, 1861., [Electronic resource], By the Governor of Virginia.--a Proclamation. (search)
cannon. The enemy occupying the same ground that they did in the morning, commenced firing upon us again with bombshells. Our ammunition in the meantime giving out, and the 24-pounder being of no more use to us, (its axletree having been broken in the commencement of the engagement,) was spiked, thus rendering it useless to those whom it fell in the hands of.--The evening being now far spent, we were ordered back to our encampment. There was only one killed on the Confederate side--a Mr. Zimmer, of the militia, from Shenandoah, and seven or eight wounded.--The loss upon the Federal side, according to their own acknowledgment in the Baltimore Sun, is about eighty killed. But for the accident to our gun, the enemy would have been cut to pieces. As it was, however, they lost in their flight upwards of one hundred coats and blankets, besides other trappings, and a number of fire-arms. The victory on the Confederate side was complete, the enemy making tracks in hot haste to Marylan
The Daily Dispatch: August 25, 1863., [Electronic resource], A Telegraphic report of Morgan's raid — Mystifying the Northern operators. (search)
Robbery. --Some few days since a servant of Mr. Zimmer, while on his way to his master's farm on the Deep Run Turnpike, was stopped by three men dressed in soldiers' apparel and robbed of nearly two hundred dollars in money, which had been sent to the overseer.
Wanted --To hire, a good Negro Boy. Address Zimmer & Co, No. 17 Main st oc 30--2t
is the place for Santa Claus to get the worth of his money. Darby & Gentry, north side Main, between Ninth and Tenth streets, has ladies' and misses' boots and shoes of the latest styles.--Ladies, go put your, feet in them. J. B. Wood, Marshall and Fifth streets, has perfumery, and hair tonies that will make the hair grow on an old hair trunk. Charles L. Todd, corner Sixth and Clay, has wine, rum, brandy and whiskies. Good things to have about the house Christmas times. Zimmer & Co., No. 17 Main street, have all kinds of confectionery, foreign and domestic fruits. These are the things to top off a Christmas dinner with. Woodhouse & Parham, Governor street, opposite Dispatch office, have photographic albums, bibles, prayer and hymn books, and elegant editions of the poets. All new, and an elegant assortment. A. H. Christian &Co. have a beautiful collection of Christmas books and presents, juvenile books, dressing cases, port-folios, &c. A. Samuels