The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 10 September 1881

[A good portion of the local news column is blacked out on the microfilm so you will find many blanks for a portion of each news item. I can’t even read the exact title of the column.]

– To People

– R. GRIFFITH, of Taylor county ––– this week.

– W.D. SARTWELL and Miss – TUCKER arrived from Sedalia – week.

Mrs. Wm. BARNES returned last –day, having taken sick on the road to Louisiana, where she had started upon a visit.

District Court

District court convened Monday morning. Judge BLACKBURN presiding; W. ACKER, district attorney.

The following grand jurors were empaneled: A.L. HAMILTON, foreman; N.H.C. ELLIOTT, C.W. CARNES, T.M. RENFRO, J.P. ANDERSON, J.P. PETTITT, J.W. BISHOP, A.J. CAFFEE, J.W. CARMACK, A.B. FOSTER, W.B. FLETCHER and J.M. HALEY.

The following cases were tried or otherwide disposed of:

Civil Docket: Bailey MARSHALL vs. Joe ALEXANDER. Garnishment. Judgment for plaintiff for $40.

Geo. TALBOTT vs. Thos. HOOD. Garnishment. Judgment for plaintiff for $100.

Wm. LOWRY vs. A.J. PILGRAM. Suit to divest title. Dismissed at plaintiff’s cost.

Wm. HUNT vs. Japeth WALKER. Trespass to try title. Non-suit taken by plaintiff.

Jesse W. JOHNSTON vs. C.C. CALLOWAY. Note and lien. Judgment for plaintiff.

T.Q. BULLOCK vs. John SMART et al. Dismissed at plaintiff’s cost.

R.T. HALE vs. J.P. KIRK. Attachment. Dismissed at plaintiff’s cost.

Criminal Docket: State vs. James MERRITT. Adultery. Guilty. Fined $225 and cost.

State vs. James ROBINSON. Theft of horse. Bond forfeited; judgment Ni si.

State vs. James CONNELL. Theft of cattle. Four cases. Continued. T.J. HOLMSLEY, Wm. MONTGOMERY and H. LITTLE, witness in these cases were fined $600 each for non-attendance.

State vs. A. McCAMPBELL. Unlawfully selling estrays. Guilty. Fined $1 and cost.

State vs. Tim FOLEY. Unlawfully selling estray cattle. Guilty. Fined $1 and cost.

State vs. R. THOMPSON. Theft of hog. Acquitted.

State vs. John WAGNON. Assault and battery. Plead guilty. Fined $5 and cost.

State vs. Than WILLIAMS and Jas. McGUIRE. Disturbing the peace. Acquitted.

State vs. Jas. TURNBOUGH, et. al Malicious mischief. Dismissed for want of jurisdiction.

©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.