The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 5 June 1879

LOCAL NEWS

Mayor BROWN is not quite up to style. Why don’t you veto something?

HOOD & HOLMSLEY’s herd had quite a stampede, Saturday night, ….their pen, four miles west of town. Several yearlings were tramped to death.

Messrs. DENTON & NEILL, and Jno. D. STEPHENS have moved their law office to the stone building on the west side of the square.

Mr. Jno. T. CHIDESTER, Jr., informs us that the A.T. and P. Mail company have decided to move their shops and stables to some other point. He is not positive where they will go to , but thinks Stephenville will be the point selected by the company for the permanent location of the shops.

Messrs. HOLLAND & CARTER, proprietors of the Comanche City Mills, are preparing for the erection of a commodious gin house, which they will have completed and fitted up with the latest improved gin machinery in time for the coming cotton crop. They are also getting their excellent flouring mill in flue trim for the new wheat that will soon be coming in.

At a regular meeting of Hope Lodge No. 481, A.F.&A.M., held last Saturday night, the following officers were chosen for the ensuing Masonic year: G.A. BEEMAN, W.M.; D.S. SWITZER, S.W.; A.L. HAMILTON, J.W.; J.W. GREENE, Secretary; Dr. R.D. REDDEN, Treasurer; J.E. SLAUEIL, Tyler; R. HOLLAND, S.D.; Joe W. HILL, J.D.

Mrs. BROWN, an old lady, the wife of an indigent and helpless man, and mother of several little children, was found wandering on the Square last Friday evening in an insane condition. She was carred home, but again found her way down town at midnight when she was taken charge of by the authorities. In old age and poverty, fast approaching their end, bereft of kindred, she and her family are indeed worthy objects of charity.

The mite meeting at Col. WALCOTT’s new residence, last Tuesday evening, was one of the most pleasant affairs of the season. The band played several pieces in the forepart of the evening, while the ladies entertained the assemblage with their accustomed grace. A few pleasant dances were indulged in by the young folks, Mr. HOLCOME kindly furnishing the music.

Dr. S.K. SMITH, who by the way is one of the best dentists in the state, has returned to his old home in Comanche, where he will remain for some time, or at least until July.

THE FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION

The committee on general arrangements held a meeting last Tuesday evening and appointed the following committees:

Committee on Program: G.A. BEEMAN, A.L. HAMILTON, Ben F. WRIGHT.

Committee to Prepare Grounds: W.O. HAMILTON, James NABORS, J.M. McCRARY

Committee on Barbecuing and Preparing Meats: George HAMM, M.V. FLEMING, Thomas HOLCOME, ___PRIDDY, Henry HILL

The grounds near Fleming’s spring were selected as the place for holding the barbecue.

John T. GREEN was appointed treasurer and J.M. GAISER, secretary.

The contribution committee reported progress, about $150 having been subscribed to date.

©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.