The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 31 July 1879


Mr. W.L. SARTWELLE, took a pleasant jaunt over to our sister town of Brownwood last week.

Mr. D.M. CLOWER has gone to Dallas, where he will make arrangements to locate himself and family. We are sorry to lose such energetic citizen as Mr. C., but no doubt our loss will be Dallas’ gain.

Mr. J.F. SHELLWORTH departed for Buffalo Gap last week, at which place he will establish a hardware and tin store. Mr. SHELLWORTH has resided in Comanche for several years, and leaves many friends behind. We cordially recommend him to the good people of Taylor county as a sober, reliable and industrious young man and wish him abundant success in his new home.


When completed Doc HAMILTON’s house will be the handsomest frame dwelling in the city.

Mr. COLLIER, County Clerk of Bosque county and the first white settler of Comanche county, was in town last week and paid the Chief office his respects.


Mrs. Jane WHEELER, wife of Mr. Frank WHEELER, of Belle Plain, late of Comanche, Texas. Died at Belle Plain on the 6th day of July 1879, aged 45 years, 10 months, and 10 days, after a severe illness of Phlegmonous Erysipelas. Services were held at the house. The funeral was one of the largest ever held in that place. Rev. T.J. AUSTIN officiating.


We frequently hear of bees creeping into ears of people, which is attended with great pain and considerable danger. A case of this kind was reported to us last week. A bee entered the ears of David LIEBENKNECHT of Lower Windsor township, although it would occasionally work its way out so far as to be seen, all methods adopted to eject it from its hiding place proved unavailing, finally smoking a cigar was proposed, and,, by closing the nose and forcing smoke down the throat, into the eustachian tubes that connect with the head; it had the desired effect to drive the troublesome insect out, and thus relieved Mr. LIEBENKNECHT from any further trouble. This is a very simple and certain remedy.—York (Pa) Daily.

©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.