The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 1 May 1879


T.J. HOLMSLEY’s herd of cattle is rapidly increasing.

Messrs. HOOD & HOLMSLEY start their herd of cattle for Kansas today. It counts 1900 strong, all male cattle.

Mr. L.R. LUPTON has just finished another elegant wagon at his shop. In strength, beauty and finish, it will compare with any northern make.

We are sorry to learn of the death of the esteemed wife of the Rev. Joseph WYATT, which sad event took place Monday morning. The bereaved husband has our heart-felt sympathy in his sad affliction.

James HOLLOWAY, one of the parties concerned in the killing of the constable’s posse near Dublin recently, was tried at Stephenville last week and found guilty of murder in the second degree. His term of sentence was fixed at thirty-five years.

Messrs. J.S. VEDDER and J.D. BONNER are angling in the Colorado.

Bob CHILDS, of Hazle Dell, brought up 300 head of cattle, Monday.

J.D. STEPHENS, W.S.J. ADAMS, I.P. and T.L. HUCHISON, of the legal fraternity, were off last week attending courts.

F.A. DEATHRIDGE brought in forty-five head of cattle from Blanket, last week.

Mr. G.F. NEILL is the father of the latest addition to our population. It’s a boy.

Mr. FALSTON, the carriage maker, has left us. He was a good workman.

We are pleased to see Mr. W. J. McLANE in town again, after a prolonged absence in the sourthern portion of the State.

Mr. D.J.ROWE, of Hazle Dell, dropped in this week and paid in advance for another years subscription. He reports the crops in his section to be in a splendid condition.


James STRATTON died on the 21st ultimo.

There were two burials on the 22d at our neighborhood graveyard – one, B.F. WITTENHOUSE, a little pupil of the town school, the other, James STRATTON.

Mr. N. MELTON is recovering rapidly from the wounds received in the JAY and MELTON affray of two months ago.

©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.