The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 11 December 1879


Mr. J.M. GAISER will preach at the court house, next Sunday.

Another responsibility to meet at Mr. Ben. SWITZERís, a boy this time also.

Prof. SWITZERís school exhibition bids fair to be a success. Date will be given hereafter.

Mr. F.A. DEATHERAGE has closed his store at Blanket and moved back to town.

Mr. Caleb TERRIL, Eastlandís popular young druggist, made the Chief a visit last week and had us put his name down as a subscriber.

Mr. John GREENís new residence looks immense. John has displayed much taste in building his house, and it is an ornament to our little city.

That big hog of Mr. B.S. PARKERís weighed four hundred and seventy-five pounds. He sold it for four cents per pound, receiving $18 for it when dressed.

Prof. WALTERS has started his singing school at the church. He is a thorough teacher of vocal music, and should be liberally patronized by our citizens.

Prof. SWITZER, at the request of several who cannot attend school in the day time, will begin teaching a night class after the Christmas holidays, thereby giving the young men who have a desire to improve themselves an opportunity to do so. The professor is a most excellent teacher, in mathematics especially, and our young men will find it much more profitable, and less expensive in attending school than in punching billiard balls.

The Temperance Council held an election for officers, last Friday night, with the following result: J.M. GAISER, W.P.; Miss Ida HART, Lady Assistant; J.T. TUNNELL, A.W.P.; Mrs. J.T. TUNNELL, Assistant; F. E. WILSON, D.G.W.P., Miss Sarah REDDEN, Assistant; Mr. GRIBBLE, Chaplain, Miss Alice BAUGH, Assistant; MR. BELL, R.S.; Miss PAINE, L.A.; Dr. PAINE, Treasurer; Miss LEE, Assistant; Rufus SWITZER and B.W. KEY, Conductors; Misses SHORTRIDGE and HARRS, Assistants; Mr. NORWOOD, I.S.; and Mr. ZERR, O.S.


WINN - On the 5th inst., James Monroe, the only son of Rev. H.S. WINN, of Resleyís creek. He was a dutiful son, and beloved by all who knew him.

©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.