The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 16, July 1912 - April, 1913 Page: 222

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NEWS ITEMS
The Dallas News of July 7 describes the presentation of a
dramatized version of the career of General Sam Houston by the
Senior Class of the Sam Houston Normal College at their last
Commencement. The play was written by the students, and was
staged in the open at the old Houston homestead.
Rev. W. S. Red, of Mexia, is engaged in preparing a history
of the Texas Presbytery, to be published under the auspices of
the Presbytery. Associated with him in the work are Rev. F. E.
Pincher of Houston, and Fred S. Robbins of Bay City.
W. L. McGaughey, former Land Commissioner of Texas, died
at his home, Tolar, Texas, on March 28, 1912. He was born at
Mount Hope, Alabama, February 27, 1836; became colonel of the
Sixteenth Alabama Regiment during the Civil War; he removed
'to Texas in 1872. A sketch of his life is printed in the Dallas
News of March 29.
Bryan Callaghan, mayor of San Antonio, died on July 8, 1912.
He was a native of that city; born April 1, 1852; he studied law
at the University of Virginia, and then spent some time studying
in France. He was mayor for many years. The San Antonio
Express of July 8 and 9 has a full sketch of his life.
Carl Urbantke, whose autobiography was noted in THE QUAR-
TERLY, VI, 256-57, died at his home in Brenham, July 12, 1912.
Richard M. Wynne, Superintendent of the Confederate Home
at Austin, died July 15, 1912. He was born in Haywood county,
Tennessee, June 2, 1844, but cane to Texas in his early boy-
hood. During the Civil War he served as an officer in the Tenth
Texas Regiment. In 1880 he was elected to the Texas Senate,
and in this position helped to frame the law which established
the University of Texas. A brief sketch of his life is contained
in The Dallas News of July 18, 1912.

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