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NFEDERATE BATTLE ABBEY.
Its History. Present Status and
efltl bee lh O l )t jud(d Uifi illI pIl)li.
and a!rhougn rho renort f he board
of- i ee to 1e ront Con federate
ezeran Reunion gave pretty fully
t. b Ilstory. presiZfNt Siatz. m"Ild pr -
. as ihat renort was pub-sheid
u A(- ma-s of reunion matter. and
wat p)obably not read by many. it
may r e. well now to o-ive a condensed
statement of our affairs.
The ori,-,in of meenter-prise was
as follows: Mr. Charles Broadway
Rouss. of Ne%% Vr, who served as
a -allant private ('.nfederate soldier.
not long after the war landed in New
York with only 50 cents in his pock
et. and by hard work, and sound judg
ment. became a milfionaire. He made
numerous aiftz to various Confeder
ate and other Southern enterprises,
and finally offered the U. C. V. to
donate $100,000 for a memorial hall
that should contain a great library
of American history. statues. pro
traits. and other memorials. provided
they should raise a like amount.
A board of trustees was organized.
a charter obtained. and the enterprise
vizorously and successfully pushed
with every prospect of success. Mr.
Roiss had paid $60.000 of his sub
scription, and would, no doibt. have
paid the balance.' but his death oc
curred. and Mr. Underwood. the for
,---mer seeretary and superintendent,;
brouzht suit aziinst the association
for alle.zed commissions due him
claiminz that he was entitled to 25
per cent commission on the Rouss
donation. which was maie before Mr.
Underwood had any connection with
the association. He got an injune
tion against Mr. Peter Rouss, son,
heir, and executor of the estate. for
bidding him to pay any part of the
forty thousand - dollars ($40.000)
balhnce of the Rouss subscriptiun.
After waiting a long time on "the
law's delays" the case was tried be
fore a Brooklyn judge. and a Brook
lyn jury, and a verdict for some $16.
000 given Underwood. Our counsel
took appeal and after considerable
delay the Appellate Court reversed
the lower court, and decided every
point in our favor. Six months fur
ther delay was had by the pretence
of the other side that they would
take the case to the Supreme Court
of the United States, 'but finally the
case was thrown out of court, the
costs put upon the other side, and
the in.junction agiainst the Rouss es
tate dissolved. -As soon as this was
done Mr. Peter Rouss wrote that he
would pay balance due from the es
tate so soon as we gave him proof
that we had cash in hand to meet the
considerations of his father's gift.
Accordingly we collect ed sm'
scriptions we had and sent him the
certificate of our bank that we had
the money to our credit. Mr. Peter
Rouss very promptly paid the .$40.
000 balance due on his father's sub
scription, so that our efficient treasur
er. Judge Geo. L. Christian. was able
to report that he had to his credit in
bank two hundred thousand, one. hun-!
dred and thirty-three dollars and:
eighty-five cents (.$200,133.85.)
It ought to be said that our coun
sel. Gordon Battle and Snowden Mar
shall. sons of g'allant Confederate sol
diers, of New York. managed our
case with great ability, and zeal, and
-that they showved the great liberality
of dea'ining to receive from us one
dellar of fee for their invaluable ser
The recent Convention of United
Confederate Veterans passed strong
remolutions of thanks to Battle and
SMarvshall for :"j appreci'ted se"
vices and great liberality.
It otught also to be added that Mr.
Peter Rouss has shown the most com
mendable promptness in carrying out
the princely liberality of his "father.
At its reent meeting the board of
Strustees directed the executive com
mittee to proceed at once to select a
site,. procure suitable plans, and push
as rapidly as possible the erection of
thie memorial building. This the com
mittee are proceeding to do, and the
day is not distant wvhen the hopes of
years will be realized. having on some
suitable site in Richmond-the old
Capital of the Confederacy, a b)eaulti
ful memorial building which shall be
an ornament to the city, and a most
fitting monument to our Confederate
cause, our leaders, our soldiers. our
noble women. and our Confederate
people generally, besides a great store
house of material from which the fu
ture histori-an can write the true story
of Amercan, and especially of South
It may be thought by many of our
friends that we have in hand money
enonTh for our purpIose. and we ear
of core doC a great work with wie~
we have, and do no)t purpose to w a
for adiioa funds.
But we must put aside funds f
~ment so that the work
t I S.V
ial t2 anY N wi;:in- to use it ts I
iWe must. therefore. continue to ap
peal to our friends for help.
Those who have said, as many havE
"We will help you as soon as you ar
ready to build," may send on thei
Are there not a few who will mak
us large contributions for such specia
memorials as they may designate
And are there not many who wil
make smaller .contributions? -
We are, also, anxious to secure con
tributions of such books, pamphlets
mianuscripts, scrap books, etc., a
may throw li.2ht on any part of ou
history. One gentleman has alread,
donated his large libralry. and other
have promised contriHbutions in thi
direction. We would be glad to hea
from others. It may be proper to sal
that cheeks should be made payabl
to Geo. Christian. treasurer C. 1
A.. and sent to J. Wm. Jones. seere
tary and superintendent C. M. A., 701
1-2 W. Clay Street, Richmond. Va.
and that all funds contributed will bi
at once turned into the treasury with
out deducting a cent of salaries, com
missions. or expenses of any kim
It will be of interest to say furthe:
that our work is not only not anta
o*nite to. but shall lie condueted 1
harmony and hearty co-operatiol
with. that of the 1oble, women wh<
have been manain(, so wisely an'
snecessfu!!v the affairs of the Con
federate Museum. Indeed we hope t<
be of m1tn! help in our great work
(Signed) J. Wm. Jones.
Secretary and Superintendent Mem
Richmond. Va.. July 18, 1907.
N. B.-Papers friendly to our ob
ject will oblige by copying this.
The patrons of Forks school dis
trict No. 55 will meet at the schoo
house on.Saturday, July 27, 1907, a
three o'clock for the purpose of elect
ing a teacher. The term will last si
months and the salary is $35 a month
Applications may be s.ent to
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Slighs. S. C., R. F. D. No. 1.
.D. T. Wicker,
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