Cook, Thomas Chappell Death of Dr. T. C. Cook. Died, at the family residence in this city, Iast Sunday morning, Dr. Thomas Chappell Cook, after a long and painful illness. The remains were prepared for burial and on the following day at 10 o'clock were laid to rest in the Odd Fellows' cemetery, Revs. J K Buck, pastor of the Methodist church, and J. W. Gates, pastor of the Chiristian church, conducting the services at the residence, and the Masonic order the services at the grave. A large crowd of sympathizing relatives and friends attended the funeral. Dr. Cook was in his earlier life a prominent figure In political and business circles of Southwest Texas and held a number of public positions of importance and trust. He was a charitably inclined man at all times, and his benefactions were numerous. He was an able physician and in his earlier life had an extensive and lucrative practIce. He was a victim of Bright's disease and had suffered for many years from this complaint. In our next issue the Mercury will reproduce a biographical sketch of this old veteran 's life and career we regret that we haven't the room for same this week, To the bereft family the Mercury tenders sympathy in the loss of a kind and indulgent father and who was ever near and dear to them.