L. N. Morgan has been elected instructor in English in
the University of Oklahoma.
\Y. I). Barbee is Principal of the Jackson Graded School.
Vance Henry is Principal of the Roxboro Graded School.
Blake E. Iseley is Principal of the Sylvan State High
J. C. Lockhart is Principal of the Macclesfield State
C. W. E. Pittman is Principal of the Aurora State High
C. E. Teague is Principal of the Philadelphia State High
School in Robeson County.
J. R. Sloan is Principal of the Penrose State High School
in Transylvania County.
Fred Drane is studying for the Episcopal ministry in
New York City.
C. P. Quincy is with the Liggett-Myers Tobacco Company
in Rocky Mount.
W. W. Rogers is Principal of the Hillsboro State High
J. L. Orr is a member of the faculty of Mars Hill College.
D. R. Murchison is studying medicine at Johns Hopkins.
J. R. Kenyon is studying law at the University.
L. N. Johnston is Principal of the Elf State High School
C. W. Johnson is engaged in Y. M. C. A. work.
F. W. Hossfeld, Jr., is a student in the graduate school
of the University of Iowa.
W. E. Hossfeld is assisting R. T. Brown as road surveyor
in Orange County.
R. A. Freeman is teaching in Virginia.
H. C. Craver is Principal of the Bethel State High
W. B. Cobb is an assistant in Botany in the University.
A. M. Atkinson is instructor in Drawing in the Univer-
C. F. Cowell is teaching Science in the Charlotte High
H. E. Riggs died on June 16th following his graduation.
C. R. Wharton is teaching English in the Charlotte High
C. K. Burgess is teaching Science in the Raleigh High
S. P. Fenner is teaching English and Science in the
Rocky Mount Schools.
H. B. Marrow is Superintendent of the Chapel Hill
W. W. Falkener is studying medicine at the University.
T. S. Royster is studying medicine at the University.
Fairley James is a student in the University Medical
L. E. Stacy is at the University studying Chemistry.
P. H. Gwyn is a member of the University Graduate and
J. D. Boushal is at the University studying medicine.
R. W. Bobbitt is Principal of the Wilkesboro State High
JOHN DOUGLAS TAYLOR
John Douglas Taylor, A.B., 1853, was born in Wilming-
ton, March 24, 1831. After graduation from the Univer-
sity, he was a rice planter in Brunswick County. In
1860 he was elected to the State Senate and served until
January 1882, when he became captain of the Brunswick
Artillery and was stationed at Fort Caswell. In the same
year he was elected major of the 36th Regiment and in
1863 became lieutenant colonel. He was in command at
Fort Campbell until the fall of Fort Fisher after which
he served under General Hagood and was present in the
engagements at Fort Anderson, Town Creek, Kinston, and
Pentonville, losing his left arm in the last-mentioned
He was a planter after the war for some years but,
having moved to Wilmington, he was elected city clerk
in 1877 and also served for some years as city treasurer.
In 1890 he was elected clerk of the Superior Court and filled
that position until his death which occurred on May 21,
He was a man of splendidly forceful character, but
was at the same lime possessed of a gentle and lovable
nature and a delightful courtesy. No man in
Wilmington was held in more universal affection and esteem.
EX-JUDGK WILLIAM J. MONTGOMERY
Tn the death of Ex-Judge William J. Montgomery, of
Concord, on June 28th, the University lost a most
Born August 14, 1834, in Montgomery County, Judge
Montgomery entered the University at an early age and
graduated in 1855. In 1858 he received his license to
practice law after studying under Judge Pearson and
located in Albemarle for the practice of his profession.
He entered the Confederate service in 1861 as captain
and was soon promoted to the rank of major and later
lieutenant-colonel In lst',2 he resigned his post in the
army and accepted the position of solicitor of Stanly
In 1874 Judge Montgomery was elected on the Demo-
cratic ticket as solicitor of the twelfth (then sixth)
judicial district, in which position he served with marked
ability for eight years. In 1S85 he was appointed Judge
of the Superior Court by Governor Scales and was elected
to succeed himself in 1888. In 1889 he resigned from
the bench and devoted himself in Concord, where he had
moved in 1886, to the building up of a large practice. At
the time of his death few men in the State enjoyed a
reputation for wider knowledge of the law or greater
ability in pleading cases than he.
Judge Montgomery was twice married. He is sur-
vived by three children from the first union and by his
second wife and six children from the second union.
As a citizen and as a member of the Methodist church.
Judge Montgomery was not to be classed as one of the
old school. "He was rather," to quote from editorial
comment upon his passing, "representative of advanced
thought in law and social problems, taking heed of bet-
terment conditions for the future, rather than dwelling in
the present or past. Anticipating many of the moral
questions which sprang up during his later life he had
made himself in a quiet but forceful way. a potent
factor in the welfare of the community of which he was a
part. His influences were always directed toward benefi-
cence and uplift, and closing his career, he gave up a
life the record of which can be cherished with honor
by his posterity,"