The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 24 July 1879


Mr. J.W. STONE is the happiest man between the garden of Eden and Tricham. He’s got a bouncing baby boy at his house.

The same may be said of Dr. WRIGHT. He’s got a new boy at his house, and so has SHROPSHIRE. What does Comanche county want with an immigration bureau?


Miss Annie BELL departed for her home in Hamilton, Tuesday. Her many friends will miss her.

Mrs. W.D. BELT, Schneider & Davis’ drummer, was attacked by three highwaymen on July 15th between Eastland and Albany, and robbed of several hundred dollars.

ASLOPP and MILLER, convicted and sentenced to the penitentiary …the late term of the district court, the former for five years for rape, and the latter for seven years for horse stealing, were taken to the penitentiary last Sunday morning .

MILLER, who was taken to the penitentiary last Sunday, has the sympathies of a large portion of this community. Many think that he was wrongfully convicted, and others that he was more persecuted than prosecuted. We did not hear the testimony against him, and only give what we believe to be the public sentiment.

The following ladies and gentlemen from Comanche attended the band contest at Brownwood: W.S.J. ADAMS and lady, Dr. G.W. TUCKER, Miss Maggie VEDDER, Miss Annie BELL, of Hamilton; Mrs. Joe W. HILL, Miss Annie CLOWER, G.A. BEEMAN, John CAMPBELL, Uncle Dick CARNES, Isham SMITH, and the members of the band.


Four of the five prisoners that broke jail last week—HOLLIS, FERGUSON, GREEN and POTTER—have been recaptured and lodged in their old quarters. EDWARDS, the only Comanche county prisoner that made his escape, is still at large, but the officers have strong hopes of getting him yet. Too much praise cannot be bestowed upon Sheriff CUNNINGHAM and Deputy YATES for the untiring energy displayed in recapturing these men.

©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.