The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 14 May 1881

Our School

Professor J.W. TIMMONS has signified his intention to sever his connection with the Comanche public free school, and take up the study of law. The position thus vacated will probably be offered to Professor P.M. BARNES, late of Missouri, who comes well recommended as an instructor.

The school will begin its next ten months session in September, and the trustees are putting forth their energies to make it one of the best schools of northwest Texas. How well they have succeeded can be attested by the good results thus far achieved.

The Cattle Drive

The cattle drive is now in full progress. Some 900 head of cattle passed through this county during the three days ending Tuesday last. It is thought that the old Fort Worth trail will be abandoned after this year owing to the rapid settlement of the country along its route.

HOOD & HOLMSLEY’s herd started this week for Kansas. WRIGHT & WILSON’s herd will follow in a few days.

Mr. ROSENCRANZ’s here is fast being gathered. He now has 1,100 branded. These cattle will be taken to the Panhandle.

Frank WILSON left for Caldwell, Kansas, yesterday, with 1,800 head of cattle belonging to WRIGHT & WILSON.


Sheriff YATES is attending the sheriff’s convention at Houston.

J.M. BRANNAN was in town this week.

Mr. J.B. HALL made a flying trip to Waco and back this week.

Mr. Daniel HAMMON has returned to Comanche, after a protracted visit to Arkansas.

Mrs. CORUM, of Clifton, Bosque county, and her daughter, Miss Ella, are on a visit to Mrs. J.M. HOLMSLEY.

Rev. Mr. SARTWELLE, pastor of the Sedalia Episcopal church, is visiting his parents who reside in our town.

A.L. HAMILTON, our populaar druggist, left Wednesday for a two week’s trip below, taking in Dublin, Waco and Belton on his rounds.

County Sunday School Convention

Saturday, April 30, at the M.E. church, in Comanche, a few delegates of the Sunday schools of this county assembled: Comanche Union Sunday school, George STANCIL; Comanche Methodist Sunday school, S.R. SWITZER; Indian creek Sunday school, J.W. COKER, L. CAYL, and T.M. JONES; Salt Springs Sunday school, Rev. J.J. JOHNSON, J.E. SMITH, and J.W. TUNNELL.

Rev. B.H. HENRY was elected temporary chairman and J.W. COKER, secretary.

©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.