The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 15, July 1911 - April, 1912

Notes and Fragments

NOTES AND FRAGMENTS
COLUMBUS DAY.-Chapter 37 of the General Laws of the Thir-
ty-second Legislature, approved March 10, 1911, recognizes Colum-
bus Day, October 12, as a legal holiday in Texas.
Mrs. Joseph B. Dibrell, Vice-Chairman of the Texas Library
and Historical Commission, has been appointed Texas regent of
the Confederate Museum at Richmond Virginia, to succeed the
late Mrs. A. V. Winkler, who was removed by death on May 4,
1911.
The sudden death, on December 31, 1910, of Ludolf F. La-
frentz, editor and publisher of the Deutsch-Texaiscee, Monats-
hefte, has suspended the publication of that magazine. Mr. La-
frentz has resided in Texas since 1852. For many years he cher-
ished the plan of writing a history of the Germans in Texas.
Fragments and reminiscences appeared in the Monatshefte.
The monument, erected by the State at Huntsville, Texas, over
the grave of Sam Houston, was unveiled on the afternoon of April
21st. The attendance was large. State Senator McDonald
Meachum and Hon. William Jennings Bryan were the principal
speakers.
"The women of the federated clubs here have erected a life-size
statue of Gov. J. W. Throckmorton on a pedestal placed on the
lawn east of the courthouse. . .. It was the work of a Waco
artist and is pronounced by many to be an excellent likeness.
Gov. Throclkmorton is represented as standing with his right hand
and arm extended as if addressing a crowd."-Dispatch from Mc-
Kinney to the Dallas News of April 30, 1911.

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