The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 27 November 1879


One of the most elegant and fashionable weddings that has ever occurred in our little city took place last Thursday night, at the residence of Mr. M.V. FLEMING. The high contracting parties were Mr. John T. GREEN, our popular young dry goods merchant, and the beautiful and accomplished Miss Albertia SHERRILL, while Rev. J.T. HARRIS tied the nuptial knot with his accustomed grace. The happy couple were the recipients of many congratulations from numerous friends who had assembled upon the occasion while Mr. and Mrs. FLEMING entertained the guests in a most hospitable manner.


Ed Chief: Allow me to return thanks in behalf of the bride and groom, and myself as well, to the brass band and HOLCOME’s string band for the delightful serenade on Saturday evening last. M.V. FLEMING.

Mr. D. WALCOTT and lady celebrated their tin wedding last Tuesday evening. The tin presents were numerous, and the Colonel and his estimable lady entertained their guests in a most hospital manner.

Deputy Sheriff YATES has gone to Austin. He took J.W. WELCH with him, whom he will lodge in the lunatic asylum.

A gentleman says that Mr. SEDDON will gin about 150 bales of cotton at his gin on Rush creek this year.

Mr. W.L. SARTWELLE will resume the Episcopal lay readings next Sunday morning at the college. The public are invited to attend.

Our former editor, but now of the Meridian Blade, Mr. Wm. A. FIELDS, has gone to Washington, D.C., to spend the winter. We hope his stay will be both pleasant as well as profitable.

Rev. J.M. GAISER preached two very interesting sermons Sunday at the court house. He is fast becoming a favorite preacher with our people, as his Sunday night’s congregation will prove, it being by far the largest one we have ever seen in the town.

Mr. T.O. MOORE, of Proctor, sold a load of seed cotton to LESSING, LYONS, SOLOMON, & Co. for three dollars and twenty-six cents per hundred, last week. This is the highest price paid in this market this season for cotton.

Messrs. John ELLIOTT and J. HALL returned by the Waco stage yesterday morning. They have been below to lay in Christmas goods.

The familiar face of Henry J. WARE is seen upon our streets this week.

Judge J.R. FLEMING returned last week from his Austin trip.

At Gum Springs, three and a half miles north-east of town, they have a good, new and commodious school house. Rev. Mr. HUGHES is teaching there and has thirty-five pupils attending.

There was a delightful little party at Mr. G.A. BEEMAN’s residence last night. Dancing was kept up until a late hour.

©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.