The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 16, July 1912 - April, 1913 Page: 220
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The Southwestern Historical Quarterly
business enterprise of the State, and the wonderful transformation
within the last few years of the old Houston into a modern city.
The absence of any notice of the schools, street railway, hos-
pitals and other charities is remarkable. On page 85 the state-
ment is made that, prior to the establishment of the Telegraph in
1835, Texas had no publication worthy of being called a news-
paper. Coming from one who. has been connected with news-
papers, this remark is all the more surprising. Further down the
page it is stated that the Telegraph was begun at Columbia, while
as a. matter of fact it was begun at San Felipe. It is also stated
that its first number appeared on October 10, 1835, "the very day
that the Texans, under Fannin, stormed and took Goliad." Fan-
nin was not at Goliad on that date. On page 88 the statement
is made that the tri-weekly Morning Star was begun "in the early
fifties." This is, perhaps, a misprint, for "in the early forties,"
for the Morning Star was begun in April, 1839.
The illustrations include Sam Houston, after whom the city was
named, the Allens, founders of the city, W. J. Hutchins, T. W.
House, Sr., Charles Stewart, Paul Bremond, William R. Baker and
others, prominent in the city's development.
The volume has neither table of contents nor index.
E. W. WINKLER.
Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, adopted at the
Regular Session of the Thirty-second Legislature, 1911. Pub-
lished by authority of the State of Texas. Austin, 1912, 8vo,
Pp. 90+1996. After much delay, these statutes were delivered
about the end of July.
"Geographic Influences in the Development of Texas" is the
title of an article published by Dr. Frederic W. Simonds in the
May number of The Journal of Geography (University of Wis-
LETTER FROM A BEXAR PRISONER.--The San Antonio Express
of September 15, 1912, contains a letter from S. A. Maverick to
General Waddy Thompson, dated "Castle de Perote Decr 5, '43"
and reproduces the first page in facsimile. The letter contains
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