The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 25 June 1881

Local Matters

District Clerk CARROLL is building a smoke house.

Mr. D.A. CAMPBELL takes charge of the post-office on the first prox.


An infant child of Mr. J.W. MOORE’s died on Friday last and was buried on Saturday. The grief-stricken parents have our sincere sympathies in their sad bereavement.

A Happy Sheriff

That broad grin on Sheriff YATES’ face is the natural consequence of his being for the first time a father. It is a fine girl, and made her appearance last Sunday night.

Death of Mrs. Wm. Hyde

Mrs. Wm. HYDE died of billious fever at Aberline on the 15th inst. She leaves a husband and three children together with a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn her loss. The Chief extends its sincere sympathies to Mr. HYDE in his sad bereavement.


Mr. NEELEY has returned from Waco, where he has been attending school.

Squires CARRINGTON, of Sipe Springs, and LASWELL, of Desdimonia, were in town this week.

Miss Estelle GRACE has returned from school, in Kentucky, and is stopping with Mrs. T.L. HUTCHINSON.

John S. JOHNSTON has returned from Sweetwater, Nolan county, bringing with him a contract to build a fine jail at that place.

Master Thomas LACEY, who for some time has been working in this office as an apprentice, departed on Tuesday last for San Antonio where he will attend school. Tom is a model boy, and will be greatly missed in Comanche.


Mr. J.T. TUNNELL is making preparations for an extension to his storehouse.

Work on Mr. BARNE’s two-story stone building has commenced. The building will be pushed through at a rapid rate, a large force of masons being at work on it.

Mr. BARNES has moved his stock of hardware, and the wooden building formerly occupied by him has been purchased by E.L. SHROPSHIRE and removed to the vacant lot next to the Chief office.

Religious Intelligence

Rev. J.T. HARRIS preached his farewell sermon to the Baptist church of this place, Sunday night last. He has been the favorite minister in Comanche for years, and his retirement is deeply regretted.

Rev. J.T. STANTON preached at the courthouse last Sunday morning. He is a young minister of extraordinary brilliancy and has a bright future before him.

A Mistake

Some of our exchanges are laboring under the impression that the recent unpleasantness in the Chief office was between the HILL brothers but we can assure them they are mistaken. The difficulty occurred between the HILL brothers and F.M. BROWN, who was a silent partner in the firm of Hill & Co., publishers of the Chief.

©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.