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Antonio. Considering that the ladies did
not commence work until the August preceding
the opening of the fair, the grand
success of the enterprise seems still more
remarkable.
A splendid oil painting representing a lifesized
equestrian statue of General HIouston, in
the act of giving orders in action in tlhe battlefield
at San Jacinto, adorne(l the wall in tlhe
rear of the rostrum of the building.
The officers of the association were: Mrs.
Benedette B. Tobin, President; Mrs. J. C.
Terrell, Mrs. W. F. Ladd and Mrs. E. A.
Fry, Vice Presidents; Miss AMary J. Palm,
Secretary; S. J. T. Johnson, Superintendent
of the State building; Board of Directors:

MIes. B. B. Tobin, J. W. Swayle, J. L. Henry,
J. M. Boroughs, E. AM. I[ouse, A. V. Doak,
A. D. Ilearue, C. F. Drake and Val. (C.
Giles; Vice Presidents at Large: Mt^e. Johlln
W. Stayton, R. I. (Taines, John L. llenry,
George AV. Tyler, George Clark, 11Ea Scott,
Ella Stewart, E. M. House, W. W. Leake,
('. Fl. I)rake, J. B. ScrugLr, Win. II. IUit',
Mollie Mt. Davi. andi M i-s Hlillie 1 allkrt.
l'Peides the above building, a few enterprising
business men and women contributed
a small exhibit, notably Mfrs. Mary B.
Nickels, of Laredo, who lad in the IHorticultural
building probably the grandest cactus
exhibit ever made in this country.

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