The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 16 July 1881

Local Matters

Now is the accepted time to set out dog poison.

Mr. J.T. TUNNELL has had his store neatly whitewashed.

Mr. J.P. COOK has finished the carpentry work upon J.M. McCRARY’s residence.

The Masonic lodge at Sipe Springs was put to work last evening by G.A. BEEMAN, D.D.G.M.

Some three hundred dollars were paid out last Saturday night, by Mr. MARTIN, to his hands engaged upon Mr. BARNES’ new building, for one week’s labor.

Religious Intelligence

Rev. J.T. STANTON, Baptist, will preach at the courthouse tomorrow, at 11a.m. and 7 p.m.

Rev. J.M. GAISER resumed his ministerial labors last Sunday, and preached morning and evening at the Methodist church.

Bishop A.C. GARRETT (Episcopal) preached at the college last Sunday. A large number of people listened to him with the deepest interest.

The Public School

The board of trustees of the Comanche public schools, met Tuesday, and elected Professor W.D. COX and Mrs. Ed. KNUDSON assistant teachers for the ensuing session, who, with Professor BARNES, will constitute as fine a corps of teachers as can be found in the state.


Frank E. WILSON is expected home from Kansas.

Mr. T.W.S. PRESTON, of Buffalo Gap, is in town.

Prof. D.S. SWITZER returned to Granbury, Wednesday.

Mrs. J.C. BARTLETT left this week upon a visit to Lampasas Springs.

Mr. W.H. KEY, of Sipe Springs, gave the Chief a pleasant call this week.

The Misses HOLMSLEY have returned from a pleasant visit to San Angelo, Tom Greene county.

Rev. J.M. McMURRAY returned Wednesday from an extended visit to old Virginia, where his family is at present.

The many friends of W.E. DYER will be glad to learn that he has a good position in a mercantile house at Cambridge, Clay county, and is doing well.

Mrs. Brewer W. KEY, nee Miss Julia S. VEDDER, arrived from Kansas on Tuesday’s stage. Her many friends are delighted to see her, and wish her a pleasant stay.

Messrs. Wm. LINDLEY and F.E. BONPART will soon open a grocery, grain and provision store at the new town of DeLeon, on the Central.

Needs Cleaning Up

Comanche needs cleaning. The public square and streets are filled with rocks, sticks, bones, old fruit and oyster cans, etc., all of which serve to mar the looks of our town and create the impression on strangers’ minds that our people are slovenly. With a neat coat of whitewash on the courthouse fence and the square cleaned up, our town would present a better appearance by a large majority.

©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.