The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 8 May 1879

LOCAL NEWS

County Surveyor T.R. HILL is building a neat residence near the northeast corner of the square.

Farmer James L. WRIGHT and Farmer Rufus TURNER were in the city last week, looking hale and hearty.

Mr. Jno. W. CLARKE, who lives at old Cora, in this county, has the finest wheat we have seen this season, being long, thick and well-filled.

HOOD & HOLMSLEY’s herd, which left last Thursday, will not drive through this year, but will probably winter on Wichita or Pease River.

The union Sunday school had its annual pic-nic last Thursday. Speeches were made by Messrs. SWITZER, STEPHENS, GAISER, HAMILTON and others. Miss BEAN was crowned queen of May by Mr. James NABERS, who made an appropriate speech. A sumptious repast was spread upon the grass, which lacked not in abundance and was enjoyed by all. After dinner a drizzling rain quickly dispersed the crowd much to the consternation of all.

Upon the petition of John D. STEPHENS, D. WALCOTT, and several others, Judge WILLIAMSON, granted an injunction restraining Town Recorder James NABERS from selling the property of petitioners levied upon and advertised for sale. The petition sets forth several reasons why the injunction should be perpetuated, and the Recorder is restrained from selling until the case is tried before his honor Judge WILLIAMSON, which will probably take place at the present term of the County Court.

PERSONALS

Mr. BRENNAN, the live drummer for J.H. BROWN, Fort Worth, paid our sanctum a visit this week.

Messrs. VEDDER and BONNER returned from their fishing excursion last week. They report having had a splendid time and an abundance of fish.

Mr. H.C. LACKEY departed last week for Waco, where he will make his home in future. He made many friends during his brief stay in our city, and the Chief hopes he will at some time, in the near future, again make his home in our midst.

LETTER LIST

The following letters remaining in the post office at comanche, Texas, May 1, 1879, will be sent to the dead letter office at Washington, D.C., if not called for by June 1, 1879:

BOSTIC, J.G.; BREEDING, John; BUCKLER, Mrs. L.E.; CARPENTER, Miss M.J.; CLARK, Berry; CLARK, L.B.; CARTER, Henry; DUNCAN, B.D.; DANNELL, Mark; DARGIT, Frank; HOLT, A.C.; LUCAS, Mrs. S.A.; LOGSDON, Mrs. Ann; McGEE, H.A.; MATHEWS, Miss L.; McDONALD, Wm.; MOORE, A.J.; NELSON, J.W.; STEPHENS, Morris; STEWART, John; ROBERTSON, Alice; TAYLOR, Ginder; TAYLOR, Mrs. Amada; WEAVER, Wm.; WHITNEY, Olanda; WORTHY, James N.; WILSON, J.W.; WHITNEY, Creamer L.; MASSENGALE, Thos.

©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.