The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 19 February 1881

Local Matters

A.L. HAMILTON and HALL, MOORE & Co., have ornamented their respective places of business with handsome new signs.

Assessor HUSTON and Mr. L.R. LAPTON, his assistant, are making the annual assessment of property in this county.

Pearl, the bright little daughter of Mr. And Mrs. CARDER, has been laying at the point of death for the past week.

A man by the name of FLANNIGAN was arrested by Deputy Sheriff CUNNINGHAM, Tuesday, upon a charge of stealing a watch from Mr. ROUNDTREE at HILLís livery stable. The evidence against him is said to be very strong. When arrested, he had upon his person a pistol.

Sheriff YATES returned from Sherman, Saturday night, bringing with him Thomas SCOTT, who is accused of way-laying Mr. HEATH, in this county, several months since, and striking him in the head with a rock. He was lodged in jail.

Court Notes

Ex-sheriff CUNNINGHAM is assisting Sheriff YATES during court.

Jurymen will be in demand next week, three venires having been summoned. Hide out.

Thursday, while hearing the case of McKAY vs. WALKER, Judge WHEELER became very ill, and had to retire to his room, thus causing another delay in the proceedings until this morning when the judge though not entirely recovered is able to be on the bench.


Mr. SPINKS, of Sipe Springs, paid us a pleasant call Monday.

W.S. WHITTWORTH is our new telegraph operator, vice Mr. ALLEN, transferred to Georgetown.

Mr. B.W. KEY, his many friends will be glad to learn, has a position with York & Co., at Caldwell, Kansas.

J.D. STEPHENS is in Fort Smith, Arkansas, attending the trial of his brotherís murderer. From thence he will go to New Mexico.

Mrs. BEEMAN, the venerable mother of Mr. G.A. BEEMAN, departed, Thursday, for Refugio, Texas, upon a visit to her daughter, Mrs. L.B. RUSSELL.

County Commissioners-Appropriations

Bartlett and Rhoda ANDERSON, Julia SCOTT, Ezeikel ROSE and Mrs. TYRA were allowed $10 each out of the pauper fund.


©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.