The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 20 August 1881

Local Matters

Mr. BARNES has got into his new store house.

Tax Assessor HOUSTON and C.B. MASON have completed the tax rolls of Comanche County for 1881. Next week we will publish a statement of the footings.

Still They Come

Mr. R.T. CHILDS has rented the brick store on the southeast corner of the wquare and will shortly open up a dry goods and grocery store.

Swallowed Centipede

Last week Mr. W.H.C. FRITTS, while drinking water out of a keg, swallowed a centipede about an inch and a half in length. In a few minutes he threw the poisonous insect up and was all right again, sustaining no serious results for it whatever. It is supposed the centipede crawled into the keg and drowned itself, as it was evidently dead when FRITTS swallowed it or the result would have been serious.


Mr. J.R.[H.?] DICKSON returned home from a long visit to his old home in South Carolina Saturday last.

John GREEN has gone east to buy goods for that immense winter stock.

Mr. R.T. CHILDS and family have moved back to their first love–Comanche.

Postmaster E.J. CARRINGTON, of Sipe Springs, was in town Thursday.

©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.