The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 9 April 1881

Local Matters

Mr. J.S. VEDDER is now deputy postmaster.

Rev. J.M. GAISER preaches at the Methodist church tomorrow morning and evening.

Badly Hurt in Ft. Worth

A letter from T.W. SHUGART, of Fort Worth, to Mr. F.M. BROWN, of this place, states that a man from Comanche by the name of John GREEN, while trying to stop a runaway horse was run over and badly hurt, that he was in a critical condition and delirious. GREEN said his grandfather was a teamster and resided in this county.

The Colored Troops Fought Nobly

Bill "GREENE" and Dick "GOOCH", were arraigned before ‘Squire CARR last Monday morning for engaging in pugilistic recreations on Sunday. Dick was taxed $5 and cost and Bill was released.

Fire in the Country

Mr. V.J. BOWMAN’s mill caught fire last Monday and a considerable damage was inflicted upon the fixtures therein before it could be put out. He thinks it was the work of an incendiary.


James CAMPBELL is confined to his bed with rheumatism.

S.S. CARNES and Miss S.A. FRITTS were married by ‘Squire CARR on the evening of the 4th inst.

Mr. John ELLIOTT has returned from Galveston, looking much improved by his trip.

Among the departures from our town this week was our efficient Deputy-postmaster, R.M. GARNER, who with his family go to Tennessee to reside in future. Mr. GARNER leaves a host of friends who will join us in regretting his loss from our town. May sunshine and prosperity accompany him in his new home.

©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.