which locates accurately for the first time all of the principal
frontier settlements of northwestern New Spain. The typograph-
ical excellence of the work is worthy of mention, and the modern
scholarly aids in the way of bibliography and index are unusually
complete. The work may well be considered a masterpiece in the
historical literature relating to the Spanish regime in the Americas.
W. E. DUNN.
NEWS IT EMS
John N. Simpson, prominent business man of Dallas, died in
that city June 26, 1920.
Mr. H. W. McGee of Marshall presented to the Association a
copy of a National Register extra, published at Washington, April
16, 1845, and containing the proclamation of President Anson
Jones, convening the congress of the Republic in extra session.
Rev. Johannes Mgebroff, author of Geschichte der ersten
deu.tschen evangelisch-Lutherischen Synode in Texas, died at his
home near Brenham, May 22, 1920.
Edgar Rye, author of The Quirt and the Spur: Vanishing Shad-
ows of the Texas Frontier, died at Los Angeles, California, June
John W. Sansom, author of a pamphlet entitled Baltle of
Nueces River, died at his home in San Antonio, June 19, 1920.
Who Was "Democrat" -During an investigation by the State
Printing Board, at Austin, September 5, 1882, of certain charges
filed against the State Printer, the following facts were brought
out concerning a pamphlet addressed "To the people of Texas"
and signed "Democrat." It was written by Adjutant-General
W. H. King, and printed by the State Printer during August,
1882. The pamphlet embraces twelve octavo pages, and presents
an interesting, though partisan, resume of the political history of
Texas from 1870 to 1882.
E. W. WINKLER.
Authorship of a Pamphlet by Ourlius.--The library of the Uni-
versity of Texas recently acquired a pamphlet entitled: "Texas.
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 24, July 1920 - April, 1921. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101078/. Accessed November 29, 2015.