The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 23 October 1880
Almost A Blaze At Sipe Springs
The gin house of Mr. H.H. SPINKS, at Sipe Springs, was set fire a few nights ago by some unknown parties. Two young men were sleeping in the gin at the time, and woke up in time to extinguish the flames before any material damage was done.
The stage from the east did not arrive Friday until late in the evening, owing to a runaway the night before just this side of Stephenville. The well known driver, Jim DAVIS, was thrown from the box and had his shoulder broken.
J.W. GREENE, at the solicitation of his many friends, and the voters who have watched his course as commissioner, has consented to become a candidate for re-election. Voters should remember this on the 2d of November.
Judge HUTCHISON has gone out on an electioneering tour.
Robert T. HILL, our young bud, is now adjusting the movable alphabet in New Orleans.
Mr. Fred BRUNER, a former resident of our county, but now a citizen of Arizona, is in the city trying to dispose of his farm which lies west of town.
S.P. FORD of the Cleburne Avalanche, is in town visiting his old friends and acquaintances. Sam looks as natural as ever and hasnít grown an inch.
Hon. J.D. STEPHENS, Bailey NABERS, Dudley SHERRILL, and Wm. TUGGLE start for Fort Smith, Arkansas, next Monday to appear as witnesses in the U.S. court against PADGETT, the murderer of W.H. STEPHENS.
©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.