The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 2 July 1881

Commissionerís Court

The county commissioners convened in extra session, on Monday last, with all the members present. The court having examined the rendition of property as shown by the assessment lists, desire to raise the rendition made by the following parties: E. AVLEGE, J.J. BAUGH, Alfred BLACK, W.M. BRIGGS, O.M. BARKER, A.J. BOWMAN, A. CUNNINGHAM, L.R. CONRO, A.J. CARNES, W.M. HOLDEN, M. HOPLIN, J.J. HEATH, W.H. MONTGOMERY, J.J. MARTIN, T.W. MATTHEWS, John PERRY, E. PATE, J.M. ROBERTSON, A.B. REYNOLDS, E.B. RILEY, S.F. STONE, W.L. SARTWELLE, J.H. D. SIDES, I.N. STOVALL, J.F. STEPHENS, A. TAYLOR, G.W. WALKER, G.W. WILKSOON, J.L. WELCH.

Unexpected Death

On Monday last Mr. C.B. MASON received a telegram from Flatonia, announcing the death of his brother, G.A. MASON, which occurred at that place on the 25th ult. Mr. MASON, the deceased, came to Comanche in January last from Maringo county, Ala., and left a few weeks ago for Southern Texas with Mr. Henry HILL. He was a young man of a genial disposition and in good health when he left here and the news of his death was unexpected to his relatives and friends.


Mr. Sam HAMILTON and lady have returned from a visit to friends at Belton.

Mrs. M.W. STAFFORD, of Galveston, arrived yesterday, and will spend a few weeks with her parents, Mr. And Mrs. J.S. VEDDER.

Prof. J.W. TIMMINS left us on Sunday last for his old home in Tennessee. Mr. TIMMINS is a self-made young man of unusual ability, and has made a host of friends while in Comanche who will greatly miss his genial association.

Jimmy MEADOWS left for Abilene, Thursday, where, it is rumored, he will take unto himself a bride, one of the fairest flowers ever propagated on Texas soil.

Mr. W.H. CHANCELLOR has returned from Eastern Texas where he has been for several months past work on a railroad.

Comancheís New Postmaster

Mr. D.A. CAMPBELL took charge of the post office yesterday, Judge YARBROUGH retiring. We have every reason to believe that Mr. CAMPBELL will make an efficient officer, but cannot help regretting the loss of the Judge, who has filled the office so long and faithfully. For thirty years Judge YARBROUGH has been off and on, connected with the post office department and retires with a clear, clean receipt, and with the regrets and best wishes of the citizens of our town.

©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.