The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 30 October 1879


HOPE-HARRIS—At the residence of the bride’s brother, Mr. Chas. L. HARRIS, Fort Worth, Texas, Mr. E.W. HOPE of Comanche, to Miss Nettie HARRIS, of Fort Worth. No cards.

The wedding was very private, but the large and handsome array of bridal presents attested the well-wishes of their numerous friends, while congratulations were heartily bestowed by all.

The happy couple arrived in our city Monday morning, where they will make their future home. We wish them much prosperity.


Mr. John T. GREEN is erecting a ..cottage in the east part of town.

Byron GREEN has gone in with J. GREEN in the mercantile business.

The college bell is broke and you must not wait for it to ring before you start to church Sunday.

Mr. T.J. HOLCOME opened a dancing school, at Fossetta’s Hall this week, which is well attended.

While at the gin of Messrs. HOLLAND & CARTER on Tuesday evening we counted twenty wagons mostly, loaded with cotton. They have packed 325 bales and as this is only that which was picked, maturing before the rains early in August, they will gin and pack we think, at least three times as much as they anticipated. Mr. VERNON, at his gin, has packed nearly half as much, and the "fleecy staple" still crowds his house.

It is a hard matter for a man to be printer, editor and devil—three persons and one man—all at the same time, as was the case last week in the Chief office, and that accounts for so many errors in our paper. In our report of the STANIFER trial, we omitted Mr. LINDSEY’s name, saying "Mr. N.R. opened for the State," when we should have said, "Mr. N.R. LINDSEY opened the argument, &c."

On Thursday last, Judge FLEMING passed sentence on GOOLBY, the highway robber. When asked if he had anything to say why sentence should not be passed upon him, he replied, "Nothing, only five years seems like a mighty long time for me to go." The Judge then told him that five years was not half long enough for him, and if the jury had performed their duty they would have given him twice five years. GOOLBY was taken to Huntsville the same day.


Civil Docket

HENRY & UNDERWOOD vs. J.S. LAMB, note and lien, judgment for plaintiff and foreclosure of lien.

MADDOX vs. W.T. CARUTH, et. al., dismissed as to RENICK & FRAZIER, co-defendants.

G.W. WRIGHT vs. MARGARETTE WRIGHT, divorce, judgment for plaintiff.

M.J. and J.W. MILLICAN vs. Frank MATHERSON, et. al., dismissed for want of prosecution.

C.G. DAVENPORT and wife vs. J.M. HOLMSLEY et al., note, dismissed.

J.D. STEPHENS, et al., vs. Wm. REDDEN et al., dismissed at plaintiff’s cost.

Scire Facias Docket

State vs. W.B. KNOX, dismissed.

State vs. T.P. McCALL and F. BADER, dismissed.

State vs. F. BADER and Jas. M. TRAINER, dismissed.

State vs. Wm. HURT, A.J. CARNES, and M.V. FLEMING, judgment Ni Si, made final by default.

Criminal Docket

State vs. H.M. LONG, Mat FULLER, Bill ROSE, Malvin HARWICK, Jas. BAKER, Pink FLOYD, Tom GILBERT and Bill MASSENGALE, murder, acquitted.

State vs. J.A. CRABB, theft of cattle, guilty of misdemeanor, fined $10 and costs.


©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.