The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 56, July 1952 - April, 1953 Page: 506
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
of Justice in Washington, were all at old Baylor in 1896-1897.
The list lengthens. Minor Moore went to California and became
presiding justice of the court of appeals of that state, and Tom
Cranfill got to be president of the Independent Oil Operators of
Texas. Carl Lovelace won fame of no small degree by serving in
the Rough Riders. Recounting of the list could go on and on,
like the roll call of the Iliad.
There are other scenes and incidents, not directly of the school
but closely related to the life, that come trooping down memory's
lane. Fifth Street in those days was the fashionable thoroughfare
of the city. There were many fine houses up and down its length;
it was well paved and was not littered with street-car tracks; and
many persons with fine driving rigs came there for pleasure or
display. The most arresting of these to the boys was Mrs. Tom
Padgitt. She had a matched team of high-stepping slate-colored
horses; they were pictures of equine symmetry and held their
heads high. Of more somber note was the funeral of Senator
Richard Coke held in the tabernacle back of the boys' boarding
hall. A great concourse of people was there, including former
governors of Texas; Dr. Burleson conducted the funeral service.
On Easter Sunday some of us went to the Catholic church and
listened to the long, unfamiliar ceremonies. One night we went
to the Jewish temple and had the experience of sitting during
services with our hats on. There was the little Indian band that
came on pleasant spring nights and played in our yard, and there
was the tamale vendor who went down the street giving out his
With nimble feet, they keep coming. It was great to hear Dec
Axtell haranguing in the society. It was diverting to see Jim
Jalufka drawing his funny figures in the geometry class. It was
fair to see the May Pole players tripping on the lawn. I can still
hear Maude Tunnell singing at the piano. For the years were
young, and the sun shone bright on old Baylor.
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