The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 17 July 1880

LOCAL MATTERS

We Are Eclipsed

Comanche has a population of 704-Brownwood 726

Deaths

Mrs. J.T. HODGES died and was buried this week.

A little child of Mr. George DICKENS’ died Thursday last and was buried yesterday.

The First Cotton Boll

Mr. FAGIN, who resides upon Duncan creek in this county, brought us an open cotton boll Thursday. This, we believe, is the first of the season.

Fine Tobacco

Mr. SPENCER, five miles north of town, has about one-half an acre in tobacco, and those who know say it is as fine as ever grew in Virginia. The leaves measure two feet in length and sixteen inches in breadth. We hope there will be more attention paid to its culture by our farmers in future.

Leap Year Party

The young ladies of our town gave a leap year party last night , at the residence of Mr. G.A. BEEMAN. The fair young men of the town were asked and escorted to the party, fanned, flirted, and, perhaps, courted, by the ladies. Everything passed off lovely, and nothing occurred to mar the gaities of the evening. It is rumored that one of the charming gentlemen came near fainting when proposed to, but the young lady failing to stretch out her arms to catch him, he concluded he wouldn’t.

Precinct Meeting

Quite a respectable number of the voters of precinct No. 1 assembled at the court house last Saturday night for the purpose of apointing delegates to the county convention and transacting such other business as come before the meeting.

Judge N. YARBROUGH was called to the chair, and the following gentlemen were selected as delegates to the county convention: A.L. HAMILTON, T.R. HILL, J.C. BARTLETT, T.J. HOLMSLEY, D. WALCOTT, G.A. BEEMAN, C. CAMPBELL, M.A. CORNELIOUS, J.M. McCRARY, N.R. LINDSEY.

PERSONALS

Turner BREEDLOVE has returned from up the trail. Col. W.S.J. ADAMS will leave in a few days for Tennessee.

Miss Jenny MILLION has returned to our city from Meridian.

Johnie SWITZER, of the Ranche Racket, was in the city Sunday, visiting his numerous friends.

Mr. R. HOLLAND has returned from Dallas, where he had been to purchase mill machinery for John A. McGuire and Company. Mr. HOLLAND informs us that he purchased the most complete machinery he has ever seen in Texas, and before many weeks their mill and gin will be established on Rush creek ready for business. There is no better miller in the state than Mr. HOLLAND, and when the machinery goes up under his supervision it will be first-class and complete.

©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.