The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 7 May 1881

Adjudged Insane

James CARROLL, who resides on Resley’s creek, was brought before Judge WILLIAMSON Wednesday on a writ of lunacy, tried, and adjudged insane. CARROLL is a man of family and his insanity is said to be brought on by chronic dispepsia. On Sunday night last, he attempted to take his life by cutting his throat. He was remanded to the custody of the sheriff until he could be transported to the asylum.

A Solemn Funeral

The remains of Mrs. HENSLEY were brought from Callahan county to Comanche for interment, and placed to rest in the cemetery Thursday night between the hours of nine and ten o’clock. It would take the pen of a poet to describe the solemnity of such a funeral cortege, and as the bell tolled, and the grief-stricken friends moved slowly towards the city of the dead, all were forcibly impressed with the solemnity of death, and reminded that at some time we, too, will be called to appear before the Great I Am.


HENSLEY–In Callahan county on the evening of the 4th inst. Amelia A. HENSLEY, consort of Joseph HENSLEY, and daughter of C.C. CAMPBELL. Age 27 years.

Again death entered and taken to eternal rest a loving wife, daughter and sister. To the relatives of the deceased, the Chief joins with their many friends in sympathy. May they meet again in that beautiful land "where those long parted meet again and those who meet shall part no more."

At the residence of Mr. John A. CAROTHERS, on Thursday evening, April 21, 1881, Miss Maggie HILL, after a long and painful illness. In the bloom of youth she was called away to enter into that rest prepared by our heavenly Father for His faithful children. Her young life was spent in His service and His holy word was a much loved study. With its blessed truths and precepts she was peculiarly familiar, and her young heart was set upon pure and holy things. Goodbye, Maggie. We will all miss you, sister, brothers, friends. You cannot come back to us, but we know, if we live as faithful, we shall see you again.–West Point, (Miss.) Echo.

The subject of the above notice was our youngest sister. May we meet again dear sister.


Master Frank CAMPBELL has returned from Abilene.

Mrs. DUFF, of Golden, Colorado, is in town on a visit to relatives.

Wm. DYER came down from Cisco this week on a short visit to his hold Comanche friends.

Mr. L.L. SHROPSHIRE was in the city this week, whispering around among his many old friends and acquaintances.

Messrs. G.A. CHILTON, R.T. HILL, Harry MOORE, J.D. CAMPBELL, and J.H. SMALLWOOD have gone west, on a fishing frolic.

Mesrs. BONNER, GREEN, CARTER, DICKSON, SHERRILL, VERNON and others returned from their fishing excursion last Sunday. They report splendid luck and plenty of fish and fun. No snake bites.

We were pleased to meet Mr. F.M. COLLIER, of Meridian, who paid our office a very pleasant call yesterday. Mr. COLLIER was the first white settler and the father of the first white child born in Comanche county and has many warm friends here.

©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.