The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 13 November 1880


HILL- On the morning of the 7th instant at half-past seven o’clock. Robert E.L. HILL, son of Henry and Sarah A. HILL. Age 7 years.

The little form has gone to rest,

And is free from every care;

God called His lovely child to bless

In a better world afar.

"I’ll take these little ones," said He,

"And fold them to My breast;

Protection they shall find in Me,

In Me be ever blest."

Thus has Death entered and taken from a loving father and mother a precious jewel and left a vacant chair that can never be filled. To bereaved family the Chief joins with their many friends in extending their heart-felt sympathies.

Local Matters

Sipe Springs will have a daily mail hereafter.

DICKSON & GREEN have had ginned to date 500 bales of cotton.

Rev. J.M. GAISER will preach at the court house tomorrow morning at 11 o’clock.

Lou LUPTON is receiving orders for his patent sand bands from all parts of the state.

John SELLMAN, who was confined in our county jail a short time since, made his escape at Fort Griffin recently.

Mr. C.W. WEST brought to our office this week some very fine tomatoes. They looked as fresh and nice as if there had been no snow, but then the snow came before frost this time.

The Town Election

An election for town officers and as to whether a tax should be levied for school purposes was held on Thursday with the following result: Mayor, Robert CARTER; recorder, J.W. GREENE; marshal, J.C. HUSE; aldermen, D. WALCOTT, J.B. GREEN, Wm. BARNES, David BYRNE. For the school tax, 55; against the tax, 7.

Dr. J.T. MATHIS Oculist and aurist, of the late firm of Dohmen & Mathis, of Austin, Texas, has bought the entire office outfit of Dr. DOHMEN, which added to his own, is very complete. Dr. MATHIS now occupies the main office formerly occupied by Dr. DOHMEN & MATHIS.

Beet This and Take the Horns

Mr. S.S. FARRIS, who resides near Mercer Gap, yesterday brought to our office a beet two and a half feet long and weighing twelve and a half pounds. This "beets the beater," and anybody that can "beet" this can take the horns.

Since the above was put in type, Col. D. WALCOTT has come in and "beet the beeter" with a seventeen and a half pound beet. Next.

The Colonel also brought in a seven and a half pound potato.


Bailey NABERS and Dudley SHERRILL have returned from Fort Smith, Ark., where they were summoned as witnesses in the PADGETT-STEPHENS murder case. PADGETT’s trial was continued to the next term of the court.

The Waco Telephone announces the arrival in that city of Rev. B.H. HENRY and lady, of Comanche.

Mr. J.T. TUNNELL, is attending the methodist conference at Waco.

Elder J.T. HARRIS has gone to Dublin to attend a convention of Baptists called for the purpose of organizing the Northwest Texas Baptist Association.

©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.