The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 3 April 1880

DEATHS

Mrs. DANLEY died, Thursday, at her residence in Comanche. In accordance with her last wishes her remains will be taken to Belton for interment.

The wife of Mr. Jack CARNES died in this county on the 31st of March.

We learn from private sources that Benj. BRANNON, formerly a rock mason of Comanche, recently died in New Mexico. His death was brought on by exposure during last winter.

It is with regret that we chronicle the death of Mr. and Mrs. Jno. M. CLOWER’s infant girl, aged about 5 weeks.

DR. NELMS has sent in a communication in regard to his late unpleasantness, but it is entirely too long for publication in our columns. We sympathize with the doctor in his trouble, and would be glad to publish the article were it not for the reasons stated.

PERSONALS

Mr. A.G. RICE and County Commissioner HALL, leading merchants of Sipe Springs, were in the city this week.

We regret to chronicle the departure of Mrs. W.S.J. ADAMS this issue, who leaves us this week for Kansas City, Mo., where she will make her future home. The Colonel will follow in a few months.

J.T. WASHINGTON, who has been a citizen of Comanche county for several years and a good one too, left this week for Silver Cliff, Colorado, where he expects to make his future home.

THE PEOPLE WANT ANOTHER CONVENTION

AND SPEAK OUT THEIR SENTIMENTS TO THAT EFFECT

We, the undersigned Democratic voters of Precinct No. 1, Comanche county, not believing that there were a sufficient number of people of the county in attendance at the late convention to have a fair expression of the views of the Democratic voters of the county, and being in favor of a convention where a full and fair expression can be had, respectfully call on the Chairman of the Democratic Executive Committee to call a convention of the Democratic voters of Comanche county to meet at the court house, in Comanche, on the 10th day of April next, for the purpose of electing delegates to represent this county in the Democratic State convention, to assemble at Galveston in the 20th day of April.

J.A. WRIGHT, C.L. DENTON, J.M. SANFORD, Wm PENDERGRAST, J.B. GREEN, C.F. ALLEN, R.D. REDDEN, Jas. J. FRANKLIN, Wm. HYDE, W.C. SWITZER, S.R. SWITZER, G.W. TALBOT, J.S. VEDDER, B.F. WRIGHT, Jas. CARDER, J.H. ACKERMAN, S.C. FERNANDEZ, M.W. CARROLL, J.D. BONNER, J.W. HILL, E.W. HOPE, Jno. M. CLOWER, J.W. GREENE, J.W. STONE, John ELLIOTT, T.J. NABERS, J.B. NABERS, John CARNES, C.C. CAMPBELL, Michael ZERR, T.J. HOLMSLEY, J.T. GREEN Nathan COOK, F. BROWN, E. KNUDSON, R.M. GARNER, Wm. BARNES, F.M. HOLMSLEY, G.A. CHILTON, J.T. CHIDESTER, jr., W.P. CHIDESTER,, F.M. McDERMOTT, J.R. DICKSON, J.M. McCRARY, Milton BROWN, W.L. YATES, Jas. CARNES, sr., F.A. DEATHERAGE, F.E. WILSON, James L. WRIGHT, GEORGE BAMM, C.B. MASON, J.D. STEPHENS, Henry HILL, A.L. FORD, J.A. MEADOWS, W.B. CUNNINGHAM, J.C. BARTLETT, J.M. HOLMSLEY, N. YARBROUGH, J.R. FLEMING, L.L. JOHNSON, J.P. POUNDS, F.H. SHERRILL, J.B. HALL, J.G. HAMILTON, D.N. LEE, Robert CARTER, J.E. DeWITT, A.L. HAMILTON, J.M. GAISER, Geo. R. HART

A DARING HORSE THIEF

Last Sunday night, at the stage stand, twelve miles east of here, at Mr. PARKER’s residence, while the hostler and all of the residents of the place were absent, some cowardly scamp stole his way into the stable, cut a double set of stage harness into small pieces, and carried away two grey horses. Upon his return from church, the hostler discovered the theft, and hastened to town, where he notified the sheriff, who, with his deputy, were soon attempting to discover the thhief, but no news of who he was, or where he went has yet been heard. The thief, however, discarded one of the horses, which was recovered near the stand.

©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.