The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 20 November 1880
The other day a United States marshal came along and stuck up a notice, about a yard and a half long, advertising land for sale and turned to leave, but had not got out of the court house yard before John CHIDESTER’s black goat deliberately walked up, tore it down, and devoured it. This is another arguement in favor of court house door legal advertising.
The "Beetenest" one of All.
We had about concluded that Col. WALCOTT’s beet "beet the beeter," but Mr. WEST, Comanche county’s champion gardener, brought in one this week which was the "beetenest" one of all. It weighed twenty-five and a half pounds. Mr. W. Also brought in a nine pound and a half potato.
The familiar face of Dr. F.M. JACK is again seen on the square, having recently returned from a visit to his old home in Alabama.
Judge FLEMING and family departed last Monday for San Antonio where they will probably reside in future. The judge’s presence in our town will be greatly missed and the Chief with his hosts of friends in this section wish him abundant success wherever he may go.
©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.