The Comanche Chief, Comanche  Texas, 24 April  1879


Mr. T.J. HOLMSLEY is gathering cattle to drive to Kansas and will soon have a herd on the trail.

The roof of WIESENDANGERís barber shop took fire last Thursday, from a stove-pipe. The ladder company was not needed, however, as the flames were extinguished by a buckeful of water.

Messrs. MARTIN, BYRNE, & JOHNSTON have commenced work on the Eastland county jail.


Miss Rilla GRIMES, a young lady much beloved and esteemed by all who know her, is lying very low with black jaundice. She has many sorrowing friends by her bedside.

It is rumored that Mr. WALKER will put up a gin and mill on Walnut creek, near Proctor, during the coming summer. Such an institution is badly needed here, and if it is established the people will render Mr. W. all the assistance within their power.


Taken up by S.T. WEEKES and estrayed before J.C. FLETCHER, JP, Precinct No. 2, Comanche county, Texas, March 26, 1879, a bay-roan mare, all feet white, about thirteen hands hight, seven or eight years old, no brands perceptable. Valued at $15.

Taken up by W.J. MOON and estrayed before J.F. SMITH, JP, Precinct No. 6, Comanche county, Texas, March 20, 1879, a mouse-colored mare mule, 15 Ĺ hands high, fifteen or twenty years old, scar near stifle joint, shod all round, branded J^^ on left shoulder. Valued $15.

Taken up by J.T. WASHINGTON and estrayed before Jno. ROCH, Esq., J.P. Precít. 4, Nov. 23d, 1878, a bay mare mule, 12 or 13 hands high, 12 or 14 years old. No brands perceivable. Valued at $20.

Taken up by T.P. HARRISON, and estrayed before Q.V. CRUMP, Esq, J.P., Precinct No. 3, Feb. 15, 1879, a brown horse, 8 years old, 14 hands high, saddle marks, 3 white feet, branded SR on right shoulder. Valued at $25.

Taken up by I.M. HINDS and estrayed before J.B. LACEY, Esq., J P, Precinct No. 8, Feb. 28, 1879, a dark bay horse, white in forehead, snip on nose, 6 or 7 years old, about 15 hands high, branded IR on left shoulder. Valued at $20.

Taken up by R.N.H. HOWELL and estrayed before James TERRY, Esq. J.P., Precinct No. 4, March 17, 1879, three estrayes, described as follows: A gray mare, about fourteen hands high, about 13 years old, branded T R on left shoulder and 8(sideways) on right hip. A sorrell horse mule, bald face, about 14 years old, branded O on left shoulder and V on left thigh. One Sorrell mare mule, bald face, about 16 years old, branded O on left shoulder and JDC on left hip and an unintelligible or blotched brand on right shoulder. All three shod all round. The gray mare and horse mule were tied together with grass rope. The three valued at $45.

©2004 Judith Michaels.  This transcription is the generous work of Judy Michaels taken from microfilm held by the Newspaper Collection of the University of Texas at Austin with a microfilm copy at Comanche Public Library.  The information may be used for personal research only and not for commercial purposes without specific permission.