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Modest, unassuming, and genial, liberally educated, of broad business experience, he gave to his public duties that sound judgment and untiring effort which won for him the affection, respect and confidence of his colleagues.

Adolph Meyer was a native of Natchez, Miss., born in October, 1842. Educated at the University of Virginia, he left that institution while a student to enlist in the Confederate Army, serving with distinction under Brigadier-General John S. Williams, first as captain, then by promotions until at the close of the war he held the position of adjutant-general.

After the close of the war he returned to Louisiana, became the head of a firm largely interested in the production of cotton and sugar; later he became a cotton factor in New Orleans, and was prominent and successful in commercial and financial pursuits. He was elected and served as colonel of the First Regiment, Louisiana National Guard, and was appointed in 1881 brigadier-general to command all of the uniformed corps of the State of Louisiana.

New Orleans, La., April 6, 1908.

Mrs. William J. Behan,

1207 Jackson Avenue, City:

Dear Madam,—By request of Mrs. Adolph Meyer, I send you the papers with reference to "Cabin John Bridge" which she found among General Meyer's effects. With my regards, I remain,

Yours very truly,

C. M. Eiseman.


"Union Must Be Preserved" to be Replaced on Bust.

Memphis, Tenn., April 9.—After an absence of forty-three years; Andrew Jackson's historic words, "The Union Must Be Preserved," will be restored to the monument of "Old Hickory" in Court Square. The bust of Jackson will be put in good shape immediately, a contract for the work having been let by