The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 24 July 1880

Coleman Cullings

The Telegram says that James McCANY, of Comanche county, was arrested last Monday, and lodged in jail, charged with theft of cattle.

Local Matters

Stabbing Affray: Last week Oscar MORRISON was stabbed and seriously wounded at a social gathering above Dublin. We did not learn the name of the young man who inflicted the wound.

Coming Back: Mr. John M. CLOWER, who has been absent for some time in Dallas, will return in a few days with a complete outfit of sewing machine and fixtures and will be ready to thoroughly repair all kinds of sewing machines. He will also reopen his watch shop, and will be better prepared than ever to repair your time piece, having purchased many new tools, etc.

Precinct Conventions

District 4. The following delegates to the county convention were chosen: T.O. MOORE, John FARMER, James TERRY, John ROCH, G.P. HERNDON, John McGUIRE, Morgan BAAARKER, W.S. DODSON, N.H.C. ELLIOTT and W.T. CARUTH.

Precinct 2. The following gentlemen were lected as delegates to the county convention: James CUNNINGHAM, A.P. KELLEY, C.A. LEE, John HALLFORD, William LINDLEY, B.P. LEWIS, J.A. MONTGOMERY, R.T. CUNNINGHAM, J.B. BURTON and S.J. WILKES.

From Oliver Springs

On the evening of the fourth instant, Mr. Danie HARRIS and Miss Mollie HOUSTON were married at the residence of Mr. A.A. HOUSTON. Esquire T.E. KEITH performed the ceremony in elegant style, but with some embarrassment. After the ceremony, Mrrs. HOUSTON fully convinced the assembled guests that she was no novice in the culinary art. On the following morning the happy pair started for their home in Erath county, taking with them the best wishes of their many friends.


Mr. John ELLIOTT hass returned from his western fishing excursion.

Mr. And Mrs. J.C. BARTLETT have gone to Lampasas Springs to spend the summer.

Mrs. D.M. HOUSTON and family, of Waco, are in the city, visiting her brother, J.W. STONE’s family.

Mrs. BROWN, who was some months since, adjudged a lunatic and sent to the insane asylum, has returned to Comanche, much improved in mind.


©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.