The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 25 March 1880


Prof. SWITZER adjourned his school sine die last Friday.

Mr. POUNDS has the sympathy of the Chief in the loss of his beloved wife.

Several drunk men on the streets Saturday.

The young men have a nice little party at Mrs. LOWRY’s Friday night in honor of the Queen.

The Chief will be issued on Saturday in the future. Don’t forget it. The next Chief will appear on Saturday week.

The pleasing countenance of Master Frank CAMPBELL may now be seen peeping from the post office window.

The alarm of fire was sounded yesterday morning about 10 o’clock caused by a burning out of a chimney at Capt. J.M. HOLMSLEYS’ residence. No damage.


Mrs. POUNDS, the esteemed wife of Mr. N.J. POUNDS, and a daughter of Mr. W.T. CARUTH, died at her residence in Comanche on Monday last, after a short illness.

The estimable wife of Mr. Raburn SCOTT died at his residence on Copperas creek, on Friday night last. Mrs. SCOTT was the daughter of Mr. W.B. BINGHAM, and a most estimable lady and leaves a large family of children and a loving husband to mourn her sad loss.


The old rickety windmill that has been standing on the square for the past two or three years was torn down and moved away this week. This we consider a good move.

Prof SWITZER leaves in a few days to take charge of the Grandbury High School. Seldom has the Chief chronicled a departure from Comanche that it regretted more than it does the professor’s. His place will be hard to fill with one so competent and worthy as he. As an educator Prof. SWITZER has few superiors, and as a good citizen and clever gentleman, none. We commend him to the good people of Grandbury as a gentleman and teacher well worthy their patronage and esteem, and hope that he will be successful in his new field.


We have been pleased to form the acquaintence of Mr. T.C. HILL, recently of Norway Mills, Bosque county, who has gone into business in our town in the house of Lessing, Lyons, Solomon & Co. Mr. HILL is a pleasant young gentleman and we cordially welcome him into our midst.

Mr. SHROPSHIRE of La Grange, a brother of E.L. SHROPSHIRE, Esq., of Comanche, is up on a visit to his brother.

Mr. J.T. HAMMON, returned, by Sunday’s stage, from Arkansas, where he has been for several months on business connected with his plantation in Woodrough county.

Tom. HAMILTON couldn’t stay away. He had to come down to see Esther.

J.C. BARTLET and lady have returned from Lampasas.

Mr. CURRY is another of the Commercial College boys who left for home this week with a great big diploma in his pocket, and a satisfied smile on his face.

©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.