The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 18 June 1881

New Saloon

A new saloon was opened on the north side this week. The genial John CARNES and C.L. DENTON dispense the "Oh, be joyful" in a graceful manner.

Another Pic-Nic

A pic-nic will take place, next Friday, near the residence of Mrs. KNUDSON, one mile west of town, under the auspices of Mesdames SHORTRIDGE and KNUDSONís classes at the public school. A general invitation is extended to the public.


Little Willie, the promising baby of Mrs. J.M. HOLMSLEY, was buried beside the new-made grave of its father, on Tuesday last. Monday morning his little soul deserted its earthly body, and sought refuge in the bosom of its father. Could the sympathetic thoughts of sorrow find expression in words the widowed mother would be the recipient of no more genuine condolence than now lingers unspeakable in the hearts of her friends.


Miss Pearl CARDER has just returned from her trip to the east.

Mr. Joe MASON and Mr. STEWART left for the southern part of the state with Mr. HILL and family.

We regret to note the departure of Mr. Henry HILL and family for their old home in Lavaca county where they go to reside permanently. The genial countenance of Henry and his original logic will be missed by his many friends. We wish him success.

From a card from Jas. A. MEADOWS who, with J.D. CAMPBELL, is attending a commercial school at Thorp Springs, we learn that they are both doing well. Sandy was with them last week and says he will be home next week. We all miss the society of these young men and anxiously await their return.

©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.