The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 21 August 1879

John CARTER, begs leave to inform his friends that he is now located on the west side of the square at A.L. HAMILTON’s old stand where he will keep constantly on hand a full assortment of Staple and Fancy Groceries, which he will sell as low as the lowest. Give him a call.


Mrs. M. FORD left last Monday for a visit to her old home and friends at Navasota.

Messrs. Elliott L. SHROPSHIRE and I.P. HUTCHINSON are attending court at Coleman this week.

Sheriff CUNNINGHAM started with Mrs. BROWN for the lunatic asylumn at Austin, Sunday.

Messrs. KEY and GREEN returned from Lampasas, Saturday. They look much improved and report having had a good time.

Our popular and efficient district clerk. M.W. CARROLL, and lady have gone to Waco for a few days recreation and pleasure.

Messrs. J.T. TUNNELL, Rufus SWITZER and D.S. SWITZER are attending the Methodist District Conference, in San Saba county.

Elder J.H. HARBESON, of Thorp Springs, will conduct a two-days Christian meeting at the court house, commencing Saturday next at 11a.m. The public are cordially invited to attend.

Dr. S.K. SMITH desires us to announce to his friends and the general public that he will be in Comanche in a few days and will remain here for several weeks. All those wishing work done on their teeth should consult the doctor.

Mr. and Mrs. J.C. BARTLETT have returned from Lampasas.

Our former fellow-citizen Mr. Frank WHEELER, is in town.

A report reached here last week that a son of Mr. J.E. O’DELL had killed a man in Parker county and made his escape to parts unknown, which report was corroborated by a capias arriving for the sheriff to arrest young O’DELL and a message to his father to come after the wagon and team left by his son. We have made diligent efforts to get at the particulars of the unfortunate affair, but have been unable to get at the facts only that the difficulty between O’DELL and the other party arose about a horse trade and that he (O’DELL) struck him on the head with a stick which resulted in death. Mr. J.E. O’DELL started for Parker county last Monday carrying with him a letter of recommendation signed by nearly a hundred of our very best citizens, all indorsing him as an honest, industrious and respected citizen of our county. He has the warm sympathies of all who know him, and if his son has done wrong it cannot be attributed to any lack of training of the parents.


©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.