The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 23, July 1919 - April, 1920 Page: 311
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papers and magazines of the day, and from the public utterances
of the clubwomen themselves," whenever, in the editor's opinion,
"it has added to the interest of historical value" of the work.
The administrations are treated in chronological order. An ac-
count of the twentieth anniversary celebration in Waco, November,
1917, forms the last chapter. There are full-page portraits of the
first ten presidents of the Federation, a table of contents, and an
index. The book contains several bits of original verse, among
which are: "Clubwomen," by Mary B. Saunders; "Blue Bon-
nets," giving the legendary origin of the flower, by Mary Hunt
Affleck; and an anonymous "Federation Song."
"The story of Old Frenchtown" is told by Mrs. Louella Stiles
Vincent and printed in the Dallas News of November 23, 1919.
According to this writer, La Reunion was founded by Victor
Considerant in 1855 "near what is now Cement City, about two
miles northwest of Oak Cliff" in Dallas County. About five hun-
dred emigrants enlisted in the enterprise. The principal part of
Mrs. Vincent's article consists of reminiscences gathered among
the survivors and the descendants of survivors yet living in Dallas
a few years ago.
The Journal of Negro History for January, 1920, contains an
article entitled "Some negro members of reconstruction conven-
tions and legislatures and of congress." The list for Texas is
very incomplete; the record of R. L. Smith is given in detail.
Under the title of "A truer story of the Bowie knife," Dr. J. O.
Dyer contributes an article to the Galveston News of March 21,
1920, which describes the uses of this weapon rather than its
"The Indians of the Southwest in the diplomacy of the United
States and Mexico, 1848-1853," is the title of a paper contributed
by J. Fred Rippy to the Hispanic American Historical Review,
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