The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 26, July 1922 - April, 1923

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

NEWS ITEMS
At the meeting of the Mississippi Valley Historical Association
in Oklahoma City on March 29-31, Miss Harriet Smither of the
University of Texas read a paper entitled "The English Abolition
Movement and the Annexation of Texas," in which she brought
out the shrewd work of Ashbel Smith, Texan minister to England.
Professor Eugene C. Barker read a paper discussing the motives
of the early emigration movement to Texas, the sources of immi-
gration, and conditions in the United States and Texas which
stimulated immigration. Professor Barker was elected president
of the Association for the present year.
The Panhandle-Plains Historical Society held its annual meet-
ing at Canyon, Texas, on February 22, 1923. The following
officers were elected: President, T. F. Turner of Amarillo; Vice-
Presidents, T. M. Clark of Canyon, and Mrs. Olive K. Dixon of
Miami; Secretaries, Margaret Boulware and Hattie M. Anderson
of Canyon; Treasurer, C. R. Burrow of Canyon; and Custodian,
Tennessee Malone of Canyon. The Society closed a successful year.
From January 11 till April 5, 1923, the Bandera New Era pub-
lished some reminiscences of the late John Warren Hunter, under
the title "Heel-fly times in Texas." At the beginning of the
Civil War, Mr. Hunter went to Mexico to avoid conscription.
Early in 1864, he visited Columbus, Texas, on some private busi-
ness for a Mr. Cox, also a refugee. The Home Guards, or "Heel-
flies," caused him much trouble on this trip.
Harry B. Crozier contributed to the Dallas News of March 25,
1923, a sketch of Morgan Jones, who is credited with building
over a thousand miles of railroad in Texas.
E. M. Dealey prints in the News of April 8, 1923, a sketch of
Charles N. Whitehead, who was recently chosen executive vice-
president of the reorganized Missouri, Kansas & Texas lines.
The Texas Law Review is the latest addition to the list of
scholarly periodicals published at the University of Texas. The

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