The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 22 May 1879


CARROLL-FORD – At the residence of the bride’s father, on the evening of the 14th inst. by Rev. J.T. HARRIS, M.W. CARROLL to CATHERINE FORD, all of Comanche. The newly married couple have our warmest congratulations and best wishes for their future prosperity and happiness as they journey on their voyage through this life of care and trouble.


All parties having guns in their possession that were issued to the Comanche Guards, during the Hardin troubles, are requested to bring them in and deposit them with Wm. CARROLL, or the state authorities will take steps to punish all who refuse to deliver up the guns. J.A. WRIGHT, J.D. STEPHENS.


Marshal BREEDLOVE arrested three cowboys Sunday, for using profane language at WALDREP’s store. They were fined.

Mr. A.L. HAMILTON returned from the Fort on Monday’s stage.

Mr. W.S. ANDERSON, of Sipe Springs, was in town this week.

Mr. Howard PEAKE, of Fort Worth was in town Sunday.

E.W. HOPE departed for Waco Monday morning.

Mr.D.M. CLOWER and family left yesterday for a trip to Dallas and Fort Worth.

Mr. STOVALL, of Hamilton, brother of our old friend Sim, was in town this week.

The familiar face of our old esteemed fellow townsman and former county treasurer S.F. TODD was seen on our streets this week.

Messrs. J.A. WRIGHT, F.E. WILSON and E.L. SHROPSHIRE departed for Fort Worth and Dallas on a business trip, last Monday morning.

Mr. W.T. CROPPER, formerly of this place but now of Hamilton, spent Sunday in the city. He has the contract for this end of the Waco daily mail, and is putting good stock on the road.


The injunction case wherein J.M. McCRARY, Jno. D. STEPHENS, et al., were plaintiffs and James NABERS and the town of Comanche were defendants was decided in Judge WILLIAMSON’s court last week. Able arguments were made by the counsel on both sides, and every inch of ground was hotly contested. The following is the verdict of the jury: "We, the jury, believe that the plaintiffs should pay their taxes and for one line advertisement in the county paper. C.F. ALLEN, Foreman" There is some talk of an appeal by the plaintiffs.


The above is the name of school community No. 14, Comanche county, situated between the waters of Walnut and South Copperas, in the north-east corner of Cal LACY’s beautiful tract of land, and numbers of acres of the most fertile unimproved lands lie adjacent, which present a most inviting opening to the immigrant desiring a home in a good neighborhood, convenient to churches, mill, schools, &c.

Crops are far better than ever before known. J.L. WRIGHT and Rufus TURNER, two old town boys, have the best field of corn in the neighborhood, while D.S. BOWDEN, S.H. GRIZZELL, G.W. CHANCELLOR, Calvin LACY and others too numerous to mention, too, have prospects of reaping an abundant harvest.

A prosperous school is being conducted in our midst by Professor J.B. HALL, and prosperity seems to abound with us.

Calvin LACY is now buy cattle for T.J. HOLMSLEY, and the probability is there will be some dimes left among us, and we poor people can perhaps send the Chief a few subscribers.

©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.