Smith, //' Hislorictti Hociety /'////>-. THE NATAL DAY
GENERAL ROBERT EDWARD LEE
Appropriately Observed Throughout the South, Jan. 19, 1901.
The Exercises at New Orleans, La., Under the Auspices of the Local
Chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy, Peculiarly
The Poem of Mrs. MARY ASHLEY TOWNSEND a Stirring Requiem.
The Chaste and Appealing Address of the Venerable Soldier of the Cross, B. M. PALMER, D. D., a Gem of Eloquence.
The annual celebration of the anniversary of the birth of General Robert Edward Lee was duly observed throughout the South.
In every city, village and hamlet there were appropriate exercises with a cessation of secular effort.
The exercises at New Orleans, Louisiana, under the auspices of the local chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy, were fully reported in the Picayune, of January 20, 1901.
What these faithful and reverential sisters in the South have done; are doing, untiringly; nobly merits emulation.
In some features was the sentiment of the South so justly and touch- ingly symbolized that we embody them in the pages of the South- ern Historical Society Papers.
The inspiriting poem of Mrs. Mary Ashley Townsend will meet universal applause, and the felicitous address of the venerable and revered soldier of the Cross, Rev. B. M. Palmer, D. D. a beacon of the trying days in which he was, himself, an incentive and a po- tent force will be accepted as a truthful characterization, and both will be welcomed as meriting in an eminent degree, preservation, and embalmment in our national literature. EDITOR.
The birthday of Robert E. Lee, the immortal leader of the Con- federacy, was celebrated yesterday by the Daughters of the Confed- eracy in a simple yet beautiful and patriotic manner. The igth of January is the day on which the New Orleans Chapter of the Daugh-