The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 28 August 1879

LOCAL NEWS

Mr. BARNES received an elegant Steinway piano this week.

We had the pleasure of meeting our old friend A.G. RICE of Sipe Springs, this week.

Dr. G.W.L. ROBERTSON revels in the luxury of a bouncing baby boy at his house.

Mrs. CANNAN’s school will open next Monday, at the old Methodist church building.

Prof. SWITZER’s school will begin its fall session next Monday. The Professor will be assisted by [his?] excellent lady, who is also an excellent teacher.

Jim WRIGHT is taking excellent pictures now. We have seen several specimens of his work lately that would compare favorably with any city artist in the state.

Prof. J.B. HALL has connected himself with F.M. McDERMOTT & Co., where he will be pleased to meet his many friends throughout the county.

Our young friends Avery CURRY and Richard WRIGHT leave this week for the Austin military school, where they will take a year’s instruction. We hope they will take advantage of their opportunities and carry off the highest honors of that institution.

Comanche has a Sunday-school of which it may well feel proud. Last Sunday there were 134 members in attendance, and the school, under the able management of Prof. SWITZER, is fast increasing in numbers and popularity.

Mr. G.F. NEILL left by yesterday’s stage for El Paso, where he will make his future home. Mr. NEILL came to Comanche about a year ago and has resided here ever since, during which time he has made many friends, and all of them will unite with us in regretting his departure. He is a young man of fine legal ability and social qualities, and we cheerfully recommend him to the good people of El Paso.

PERSONALS

Mike ZERR has returned from Eastland, where he put a roof on the new jail.

Mr. W.W. GREEN, who has been visiting his children in Comanche county for several weeks, started for his home in Polk county, Ark., last week. We are glad to learn that he contemplates returning and settling here in the fall.

DEATH OF MR. LUPTON

The sad intelligence reached this place Saturday of the death of our former townsman L.B. LUPTON; of consumption at Harrisonburg, Va. Poor Briss: like all of us he possessed many faults and many virtues, and we know that all will regret his loss and hope in death he has found relief from his prolonged and painful sufferings.

CORRECTION

In our last issue we made a mistake in the article in reference to the O’DELL killing in Parker county. We should have said "a son of J.W.," instead of "J.E. O’DELL."

COMANCHE CO. ESTRAYS

[Note: I am only going to extract the names of the people who "have taken up and estrayed" the livestock. If one of your ancestors is here I would be happy to type up the particulars. Just let me know the name of the ancestor and the date of the paper.]

J.M. DANIEL; J.W. HOLMES; J.M. LUMPKINS; B.M. SHELL; R.T. CHILDS; Leonora WINDSOR; W. THASE; J.H.R. STIRMAN; T.L. WEST.

©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.