The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 56, July 1952 - April, 1953

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of Loretto, and no one was more aware of this than Fr. Pinto,
for, in the face of great difficulties, they generously provided the
nuns to staff the schools which he opened in El Paso in 1892.
So impressive is his career as a builder and administrator that
Fr. Pinto's imprisonment in Juarez in 1912, during a religious
persecution, and his subsequent release, as a result of the efforts
of Mayor C. E. Kelly of El Paso, while rather spectacular, appear
in perspective as mere incidents in a life of accomplishment.
Refugees from this religious persecution found in him a generous
friend.
Outstanding figure though he was, he remained always essen-
tially a member of an order, and his intense belief in the value
of community life is evidenced by the determination with which
he preserved for his priests this type of life whenever it could be
reconciled with their responsibilities to the communities assigned
to their care.
In April of 1917 he was transferred to Albuquerque to await
further orders. Though reluctant to leave El Paso after so many
years, he obeyed with alacrity and departed for Albuquerque on
the evening of the day on which he received the message. In
November of the same year he was sent back to El Paso, and
there he spent the remaining two years of his life. He died on
November 5, 1919.
Appended to the narrative are several pertinent documents,
some accounts of Fr. Pinto by those intimately acquainted with
him, and texts of some of his meditations. The book itself is
somewhat unwieldly in shape, but in other respects the reader
has good cause to be grateful to the publisher, and the hackneyed
phrase, "profusely illustrated," may justly be applied to this vol-
ume. The well chosen illustrations form, indeed, a valuable sup-
plement to the text.
EDWARD R. MAHER, JR.
Migration Into East Texas, 1835-z860. By Barnes F. Lathrop.
Austin (Texas State Historical Association), 1949. Pp.
x+114. Appendix, tables, index. Cloth, $3.50. Paper, $2.00.
The census reports have long been looked upon as an almost
limitless source of information about the people of the United

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