The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 9 October 1879


Mr. J.W. MOORE has opened a first class grocery store in the same house with Dr. LEE’s drug store. He will keep a good stock, and requests everybody to give him a trial.

John CHIDESTER has gone to Arkansas on a tour of recreation.

Mr. J.E. CANAN has been quite sick for the past week, but is fast recovering, we are happy to state.

Rev. J.M. GAISER will soon organize a Cumberland Presbyterian church at Gum Springs, in this county.

Dave ZWEIFLE has added a candy confectionary to his bakery and restaurant business. Dave is an enterprising youth and deserves the encouragement of our citizens.

The deputy sheriff of Erath county took HOLLIS, BARRETT, EAKIN, and another prisoner from our jail, Tuesday, and will take them to Waco, Houston, or Galveston for safe keeping. This will be a great relief to our officer and overcrowded jail, for by their constant attempts to escape they have deprived the other prisoners of much comfort.


C.L. TAYLOR has started his splendid new gin, which turns out a fine sample of cotton.

Of late our streets have presented the appearance of a cotton mart. Our cotton buyers are Hal ANDERSON, RICE, John LEESER and C.L. TAYLOR. Seed cotton ranged for the past week from $2.75 down to $2.25.

Wheat sowing has commenced and so have the grasshoppers.


Mr. J.J. SPRINGER has returned to this county, where he says he will make his future home.

Messrs. McDERMOTT and DEATHERAGE have gone to Waco to settle their little dispute with Uncle Sam.

Rev. J.T. HARRIS has returned from his visit to Denton county.

Mr. Rufus TURNER brought in to town, on Monday last, a load of the finest cabbages we have seen this year. Why do our farmers not pay more attention to the cultivation of this useful vegetable?

©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.