The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 1 October 1881

Local Matters

Mr. Sam HAMILTON has commenced the erection of a neat dwelling house in town. Mr. J.P. COOK has the building contract.

Messrs. HILL, MOORE & Co., this week, purchased the new stone store house now in course of creation by MARTIN, BYRNE & JOHNSON.

The rapid growth of our school demanding the employment of another teacher, the board of education engaged Miss Mary HART, recently if Inka, Miss., for the desired purpose. This addition to the faculty is a valuable one, and will prove a great benefit.

Adjudged Insane

Mrs. Eliza BELL, daughter of R.E. PACE, who resides near Sipe Springs, was tried before Judge WILLIAMSON on Thursday and adjudged a lunatic. She was remanded to the custody of the sheriff until a place could be procured for her in the asylum.


The wife of Mr. Thomas Jones and Mrs. FARRIS both residents of our county, died this week.


Jas. A. MEADOWS came back from Denison, this week, but returned on Thursday. He and his accomplished lady will remain in Denison until spring.

Dr. L.M. TOWNSLEY will be here in a few days, and anyone wishing any ind of dentistry should await his arrival.

Another HOLLAND arrived in town this week. It has not been named yet.

Obtained Damages

Mr. John ELLIOTT is again a lucky man. On Tuesday last he received $2,300 and a life-time pass over its line from the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe railroad, as a compromise of a suit he had against that company for damages, caused by bodily injuries received from a wrecked train, October last, near Belton.

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.