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Dr. Joe Gilbert, M. '97, was reappointed by Gov. Lanham as Surgeon to the Confederate Home, Austin, Texas.
Dr. O. H. Radkey, M. '00, previously located at Manor, Texas, has changed his residence and place of practice of medicine to Edna, Jackson County.
Dr. R. F. Currie, M. '01, after the completion of his term of service as interne in St. Mary's Hospital in Galveston in November, 1902, located in Conroes.
Dr. W. L. Allison, M. '02, has withdrawn from the position of Demonstrator of Surgery to accept the position of Assistant Physician in the Southwestern Insane Asylum at San Antonio.
The three Munson brothers, J. W., M. S., and W. B., each of whom received the degree of LL. B., have formed a law partnership at Angleton, Texas.
W. H. Wilson, LL. B., has formed a partnership with A. L. Jackson, B. A., '87, LL. B., '88, for the purpose of practicing law at Houston under the firm name of Wilson & Jackson.
M. C. Granberry, LL. B., died at Phoenix, Ariz., on December 16, '02, where he had gone in search of health. His wife lives in Austin.
Goodwin Sterne, LL. B., formerly in the banking business at Gonzales, has removed to El Paso, where he will be connected with one of the banking houses.
J. H. Arnold, LL. B., of Gatesville, has recently been appointed by Gov. Lanham to be District Attorney of the Fifty-second District. For a number of years he was County Attorney of Coryell County.
J. H. Kirkpatrick, LL. B., is now a member of the real estate firm of Adams & Kirkpatrick at San Antonio. He has won considerable reputation as a lecturer on subjects of travel.
H. A. Cunningham, LL. B., has recently formed a partnership with exSenator Wheeler, of Bonham.
Dr. Leonard E. Dickson, B. S., M. A., '94, was married to Miss Sudie Davis, at Waco, Dec. 30, 1902.
Donald Cameron, B. A., M. A., '96, after taking both the Master's and the Doctor's Degree from Harvard University, is now studying classical philology in Germany and Italy. He holds the Parker Traveling Fellowship from Harvard, which is worth $700 annually.
A. D. Ellis, B. Lit., is Superintendent of Schools at Elgin.
A. P. Raggio, A. B., A. M., Harvard, 1902, is now engaged in second year graduate studies in Romance Languages at Harvard.
W. F. Schenck, LL. B., is now County Attorney of Bosque County, having been elected by a handsome majority in November.
J. C. Wilson, LL. B., of Weatherford, was elected to the office of County Attorney of Parker County in November.
W. D. C. Jones, LL. B., of Gonzales, was married in that city on February 12, 1903, to Miss India Bailey.
Miss Zoe L. Baldwin, B. Lit., M. A., 1900, was married October 1, 1902, to W. J. Sublette, of Kirksville, Mo., where she now makes her home.
D. R. Couch, B. A., now a banker and ranchman at Aspermont, Texas, recently visited the University for the first time since his graduation. Yancey W. Holmes, B. Lit., LL. B., is now a member of the firm of Abernathy, Jones & Holmes, Gonzales. Mr. Jones is also a University graduate.
Harry Tom King, LL. B., is practicing law at Abilene. Recently he was elected by the bar there to hold a special term of the District Court. J. W. Lewis, LL. B., of Conroe, has retired from the office of County Attorney and formed a partnership with Ball, Dean & Humphrey, of Huntsville, Texas. Mr. Lewis is in charge of the branch at Conroe.
Ira Polk Hildebrand, LL. B., LL. M., B. A., 1900, after taking the Law course in Harvard, is now practicing in San Antonio under the firm name of Cobbs & Hildebrand. Judge Cobbs is a member of the present Legislature and one of the leading lawyers of Texas.
B. H. McFarland, B. Lit., LL. B., 1901, has been appointed Referee in Bankruptcy in the El Paso District by United States Judge Maxey.
C. P. Norby, B. S., M. S., 1900, is in the Medical School of Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.
J. E. Starley, LL. B., is practicing law and editing a paper at Barstow.
Will L. Barbee, LL. B., LL. M., 1901, was married to Miss Laura Williamson, B. A., 1902, at St. Louis, Mo., on Feb. 9, 1903. They live in Houston.
C. C. Cole, B. A., of foot-ball fame, is in the wholesale coal business at Oklahoma City, O. T.
T. Spence Knox, B. A., is taking a theological course at Clarksville, Tennessee, preparatory to entering the Presbyterian ministry.
F. G. Lanham, B. A., is stenographer to his father, Governor S. W. T. Lanham. He will enter the Methodist ministry.
E. T. Miller, B. A., M. A., 1901, is doing graduate work in History and Political Science at Harvard.
A. H. McKnight, LL. B., is a partner in the firm of Byarly & McKnight, and practices at Center. He was married to Miss Ada Chambers, in Houston on October 29, 1902.
O. H. Palm, B. S., is spending a year in the Chemical Laboratory of West ern Reserve University, Cleveland, O.
R. E. Thomason, LL. B., now County Attorney of Cooke County, is also a member of the firm of Cofer & Thomason.
Henry Lamar Crosby, B. A., M. A., 1902, is doing graduate work in Classical Philology at Harvard.
E. P. R. Duval, B. S., M. A., 1902, is pursuing graduate courses in Mathematics in Harvard University.
R. W. Haynie, B. A., M. A., is teaching in the McGregor schools, after a year of successful work in the schools of San Saba.
Charles E. Johnson, LL. B., has removed from Houston to Oklahoma City, O. T., where he is practicing his profession.
J. W. Rainbolt, LL. B., was married on October 22, 1902, to Miss Mae Hendrix, of Lockhart. He lives at Gonzales.
John F. Thomas, LL. B., of Lawton, Okla., was married to Miss Rose Toomes at Wellington, Kansas, December 26, 1902.
Henry S. Bishop, LL. B., was elected District Attorney of the Fortyseventh District at the November elections, receiving 965 votes more than all three of his opponents. He carried fourteen of the sixteen counties of his district. His home is at Amarillo.
W. N. Foster, LL. B., is engaged in the practice of his profession at Conroe, having formed a partnership with C. W. Nugent.
J. F. Gibson, B. S., is a matriculate of the Medical Department.
S. F. Leslie, LL. B., is practicing law at Okmulgee, I. T., and is associated with J. C. Stone, Esq.
W. H. Matthews, A. B., of Gonzales, will return to the University next session to take a post-graduate course, after which he expects to study for the Presbyterian ministry.
Dr. E. M. Steger, M. D., is doing a good practice at Bonham.
THE TEXAS ACADEMY OF SCIENCE.
At the regular meeting held in the Chemical Lecture Room of the University on Friday evening, November 28, 1902, the following papers were presented by title:
"Contribution to a Knowledge of the Coleopterous Fauna of the Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas and Tamaulipas, with Biological Notes and Special Reference to Geographical Distribution," by C. H. T. Townsend, of El Paso.
"The Poisonous Snakes of Texas," by J. D. Mitchell, of Victoria.
Mr. E. C. H. Bantel, Instructor in Civil Engineering, gave an illustrated lecture on "Iron Smelting."
At the Formal Meeting, held in the Auditorium of the University, Monday evening, December 29, 1902, Dr. William L. Bray, Professor of Botany, delivered an illustrated lecture on "The Evolution of the Flower and its Relation to Insects and other Pollenizing Agents." The following papers appeared by title on the program of this meeting:
"The Effect of Weeds and Moss upon Coefficients of Discharge in Small Irrigating Canals," by Jas. C. Nagle, Professor of Civil Engineering in the A. and M. College of Texas.
"The Decomposition of Potassium Chlorate at Fixed Temperatures," by Dr. E. P. Schoch and J. S. Brown, B. S.
"The Kinetics of Oxidation Reactions. Example I. The Equilibrium between Potassium Ferrocyanide, Potassium Ferricyanide, Iodine, and Potassium Iodide," by Dr. Eugene P. Schoch, Instructor in Chemistry in the University.
"Contribution to the Chemistry of Fatigue," by Dr. Henry Winston Harper, Professor of Chemistry in the University, and Margaret Holliday, M. S.
At a regular meeting of the Academy held in the Zoological Lecture Room, Saturday evening, March 14, 1903, the following papers, illustrated with the stereopticon, were presented:
"Some Wholesome Educational Statistics," by W. S. Sutton, M. A., Professor of the Science and Art of Education in the University.
"Steel Making," by E. C. H. Bantel, C. E., Instructor in Civil Engineering in the University. F. W. S.
THE TEXAS STATE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION.
The quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association for January, 1903 (Vol. VI, No. 3), contains the following articles: The Tampico Expedition, by Eugene C. Barker; Tienda De Cuerva's Ynspeccion of Laredo, by Herbert Eugene Bolton; Reminiscences of C. C. Cox; and Reminiscences of Early Texans, by J. H. Kuykendall.
The first article, The Tampico Expedition, gives an account of an episode in the Texas Revolution. The aim of the expedition was to help the Texans
to thwart Santa Anna's attempt to reform the Constitution of 1824. Its leader, José Antonio Mexía, an exile liberal who had taken refuge in New Orleans, hoped by stirring up trouble in the eastern States to keep Santa Anna too busy to send troops into Texas. The expedition, however, was a failure, and thus a chance for averting the revolution was lost. Had it succeeded Santa Anna might not have been successful in reforming the Constitution and the Texas Declaration of Independence might never have been made. The article views the episode from its effect on Texas History and shows that Mexía's aim was to help the Texans and not to secure his own aggrandizement, as has been charged.
Tienda De Cuerva's Ynspeccion of Laredo is a translation, with editorial notes of a document by this title. The document shows that the establishment of Laredo was the outcome of the work of José Escandón, who effected the conquest of the coast country from the Panuco River to Texas, 1784-1755. It is composed of original memoranda of the Inspeccion in the form of orders, affidavits, statistical reviews, and Cuerva's report to the Viceroy. The document shows the circumstances under which Laredo was founded, its material conditions, its growth during the first twelve years of its existence, and the character of the people who settled there. They were rancheros who had occupied this country in advance of the government.
The third article, Reminiscences of C. C. Cox, gives the story of his life in Texas from 1856 to 1886, including an account of his settlement on the Nueces River, his life as a ranchman, his experience during the Civil War and his taking up again, under very different circumstances, his ranch life after this struggle.
Reminiscences of Early Texans, by J. H. Kuykendall includes Recollections of Capt. Horatio Chriesman, Recollections of Joel W. Robinson, and Recollections of Judge Thomas M. Duke. An editorial note prefixed to this article says: "In 1857, J. H. Kuykendall wrote for Judge Bell, of Columbia, a series of papers consisting of his recollections of various persons and episodes in Texas History. He himself had played an active part in the life of Austin's Colony, both before and after the Revolution and was therefore well qualified for his task."
The Quarterly likewise contains the usual Book Reviews and Notes. To Historians of the Southwest the review of Dos Antiguas Relaciones de la Florida, by Genaro Garcia, is of especial interest, as this work throws valuable light on the early Spanish explorations and occupation.