The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 26 June 1879


The trial of Dan STANIFER for wife murder is set for this morning.

The Ladies Mite Society will give a sociable at Col. WALCOTT’s residence tonight.

W.P. CHIDESTER, of the A.T. & P., Mail Co., returned by Monday’s stage.

Sheriff T.T. LONG, of Erath county, brought over another batch of prisoners this week.

Mr. J.L. WRIGHT, the old and reliable photographer, is again in the field, at his old stand on the South side of the square, where he is now prepared to take all kind of pictures in the best style of the art, both photographs and gems. Give him an early call as he will only remain a short time.


Civil Docket

In the case of PORTER vs. WOOD, judgement was rendered against WOOD.

R. BEAL vs. B. McAFEE. Suit on note and lien. Dismissed a plaintiff’s cost.

Emma G. COBB vs. J.M. MAXEY. Continued.

Josiah CREAMER vs. W.R. SINGLETON. Suit on note and lien. Dismissed at plaintiff’s cost.

J.D. WRIGHT vs. B. Mc AFEE. Suit for debt. Judgement by default.

J.M. HAMILTON vs. J.S. JOHNSTON. Suit on note and lien. Dismissed at defendant’s cost.

F.E. WILSON vs. G.A. BEEMAN. Suit on note and lien. Judgement by default with writ of inquiry.

James FOSTER vs. J.M. DIAL. Suit on note and lieu. Dismissed at defendant’s cost.

H.R. MARTIN vs. DOUGHTY. Injunction. Dismissed at plaintiff’s cost.

Criminal Docket

State vs. A.M. ASLOP. Assault to commit rape. Guilty and punishment fixed at five years in the penitentiary.

State vs. V.H. EDWARDS. Murder. Guilty and imprisonment fixed at five years.

State vs. E. JACKSON. Theft. Two cases. Dismissed by state.

State vs. M.J. OVERSTREET. Theft. Nol. pros. in felony case, and fined $50 and costs for misdemeanor.

State vs. H. MAYFIELD. Theft of gelding. Acquitted.

State vs. Allen DUNN. Threats to take life. Acquitted

State vs. John McGEE. Theft of gelding. Dismissed.

State vs. H. TAYLOR. Theft of cattle. Dismissed.

State vs. D. HARRIS. Dismissed

State vs. Wm. HURT. Bond forfeited and judgement ni si entered.

State vs. T.E. KEITH. Official misdemeanor. Fined $20 and cost.

State vs. Branch HUFF. Assault to murder. bond forfeited.

State vs. H.M. LONG, Mat. FULLER, Bob MARTIN, Bill ROSE, Malvin HARWICK, James BAKER, Pink FLOYD, Tom GILBERT, Bill MASSENGALE. Murder. Continued by the state.

State vs. H.M. LONG, Bill MASSENGALE, Tom LAFFERTY, John WARREN. Murder. Continued by the state.

State vs. H.W. SUBLETT. Official misdemeanor. Dismissed.

The STANDIFER murder case is set for trial at 8 o’clock this morning.

©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.