The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 12 March 1881

Williams’s Ranch – An Unnatural Son Fractures His Father’s Skull

Williams’s Ranch, March 3 This morning, in a quarrel between Albert CHANDLER, colored, and his son Pad., Albert was struck over the head with a club or board by Pad., fracturing his skull, which may result in death. Pad. Escaped. Officers are in pursuit. Albert is an industrious negro, being the owner of a good farm and a number of cattle, and is well thought of in the community.

Local Matters

The citizens of Long Hollow, and those living on the route from here to the mouth of Rush Creek, intend petitioning our county commissioners for a road to run by Mr. Richard CARNES’, then by Mr. H.S. L[ANDS?], leaving Mr. McDONALD’s farm to the right and intersecting near Mr. RANDALL’s. This route will be preferable, as there will be but little sand to go through. This road is intended to connect with the one which runs up Sowell’s creek to Mount Airy, and will be some miles shorter than the present one.


Mr. Robert GARNER, our efficient deputy post-master, has now only twenty days to remain prior to leaving for Tennessee.

Mr. W. CUNNINGHAM and Dr. R.D. REDDEN are again on the streets after having been sick, the farmer with pneumonia, the latter with bilious colic.

Messrs. John GREEN and Mat McCRARY have returned from New Orleans. They report the city lively, and an attendance at Mardi Gras of sixty thousand people.

Dr. ROBINSON and family start on a visit to relatives in Missouri soon.

©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.