The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 28, July 1924 - April, 1925 Page: 257
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is profusely illustrated and is printed in The Texaco Star for
Mr. W. S. Adair is a skilled reporter of other people's remi-
niscences: "Dallas as a small village" by G. D. Smith (October 5,
1924); "Pioneer days in the South" by B. F. Lewis (November 2,
1924); "Early South Texas days" by Mrs. Dorothy Dettmer
(November 30, 1924); "Early railroad history" by Charles G.
Young (December 7, 1924) are some of his best contributions
recently published in Dallas News.
The Wood County courthouse was burned December 15, 1924.
"The loss of the courthouse was complete. Some of the furniture
was saved, together with deeds and other records in the county
clerk's office, but all the active court papers in his office .
were burned. Nothing was saved from the second and third stories
of the building . .. a valuable law library owned by the
county was lost entirely. . . . The vault of the district clerk's
office has not been opened. . . . -Dallas News, December
Deaths of prominent Texans: Rev. E. H. J. Andrews, rector
of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, at Plainview, December 7, 1924;
Desha Bunton, son of John W. Bunton, a signer of the Texan
Declaration of Independence, at Kyle, December 22, 1924; Mrs.
Mary Coutts Burnett, philanthropist, at Fort Worth, December
1 6, 1924; Samuel B. Cantey, lawyer, at Fort Worth, November 25,
1924; Judge A. A. Clarke, at Albany, September 18, 1924; James
Monroe Cochrane, commander of the Trans-Mississippi U. C. V.,
at Dallas, December 25, 1924; L. T. Dashiell, former Secretary
of State, at Marlin, October 21, 1924; Joseph Faust, banker, at
New Braunfels, November 5, 1924; Captain Jack Farley, organizer
of the United Charities of Dallas, at Dallas, November 3, 1924;
Judge Armistead Stone Fisher of Georgetown, at Houston,
November 12, 1924; Judge E. P. Hamblen, at Houston, November
13, 1924; Bishop James R. Johnston, head of the Episcopal Dio-
cese of West Texas, at San Antonio, November 4, 1924; Abe M.
Levy, merchant, at Houston, November 10, 1924; Mrs. Henry J.
Lutcher of Orange, philanthropist, at New York, October 21,
1924; General Anson Mills, the "Father of El Paso," at Wash-
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