The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 9 July 1881

A National Calamity! Attempted Assassination of President Garfield by a Chicago Lunatic at Washington, on the 2d Inst. The Wound Probably a Fatal One, but There are Hopes for His Recovery–The Murderer Arrested.

Local Matters

A pleasant company of young people celebrated Miss Ella LOWRY’s twelfth birthday, Wednesday night.

Mr. BARNES’ building is going up ver fast, and the beautiful cut …front will soon be completed.

Personals [Some of the following was not visible on the microfilm]

– M. GAISER has returned from a visit to his relatives in Kentucky.

Our ex-fellow townsman, Mr. J.J. –NKLIN is now in Tyler working in a machine shop.

©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.