The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 22 January 1881

In Memorium

Almeda HOLCOMBE, daughter of W.F. and S.A. HOLCOMBE, died at her home four miles north of Comanche, January 8th, 1881. Everything was done that medical skill could devise to arrest the fell destroyer, disease. But alas! All was in vain. Little Almeda is no more, for God has taken her, cut down in childhood’s gentle morn. She was gentle and loving, affectionate and kind, loved and idolized by father and mother, brothers and sisters and all who knew her. Her little body sweetly rests at Zion Hill grave yard and her disembodied spirit is at rest amid the golden glories of that summer land of bliss. We would offer consolation and comfort to the bereaved ones, in the language of our blessed Savior, where he said, "suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not for, of such is the kingdom of heaven." HER COUSIN


Allison-Womack At the residence of the bride’s brother, near Mercer’s Gap, in this county, January 13, 1881, Dr. F.F. ALLISON and Miss M.C. WOMACK.

Local Matters

Mr. C.W. ROSE is very sick.

Only one saloon open in Comanche now.

Mr. C.B. MASON is putting an addition to his dwelling.

Mr. S.P. FORD is a candidate for the postmastership at Mt. Airy.

Messrs. ELLIOTT and WRIGHT have bought the Grange Saloon. Mr. Milton BROWN will have charge, so we learn.

Why don’t Road Overseer McCRARY put stepping stones from the sidewalk to the court house instead of digging canals through public streets?

Another Comanche Invention

We were shown this week by Mr. L.R. LUPTON another one of his inventions. It is a machine for counting letters and postal cards.

Another Attachment

On Monday last, the Grange Saloon, owned by FERDANDIS & ACKERMAN, was attached by F.E. WILSON for a debt of $150 claimed to be due him. FERNANDIS & ACKERMAN claim that they did not owe WILSON a cent and will, so we have been informed, sue for damages.


©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.