The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 29 October 1881

Local Matters

Messrs. CROWDER Bros have recently fenced in a large pasture and erected a gin and mill in Stephenville valley on the Leon.

A number of our citizens have joined the Texas Benevolent Association recently. Mr. W.L. SARTWELLE represents the society at this place.

Rumor sayeth that the item in last week’s issue in regard to Mr. J.P. COOK boing to build a nice house was entirely too transparent. Mr. COOK is going to build the house, but the boys say, he is building it for the oldest old bachelor in town. We can’t imagine what use an old crusty bachelor has for a four-room house.

Sentenced for Four Years

Marion PERKINS whom our readers will remember as the party arrested by Sheriff YATES several months ago for burglary, in conjunction with Pryor CARNES, was tried in the Erath court at Stephenville last week, and sentenced to the penitentiary for four years. Pryor CARNES was also convicted and sent up for three years for the same offence, but procured a new trial.


Mr. J.L. WRIGHT has moved back to town to live.

We are pleased to note the return to our town of Mrs. FORD and Miss Lizzie.

R.T. HILL, of the Chief, departed on Sunday morning last for a western tour with the Messrs. BRANNON. He will be absent several days.

Mrs. Mollie E. Moore DAVIS, Texas’ gifted poetess, is still at her brother’s, Mr. T.O. MOORE, near Proctor, in this county. Our citizens will feel slighted should Mrs. DAVIS return to her home in New Orleans without visiting Comanche.

Dr. M.T. HENDRICKS, of Lockhart, paid the Chief office his respects on Thursday.


Mr. T.A. TUNNELL and Miss Eva MOTTWILLER were married at the residence of the brid’s mother in Comanche, Sunday evening last. Rev. H.B. HENRY officiated. The Chief united with their many friends in wishing the newly married couple much happiness.

Dr. M.T. HENDRICKS, of Lockhart, Texas, and Miss Lizzie WILLIAMS, of Boliver, Tenn, were united in marriage in Comanche by Elder J.T. HARRIS on the 26th inst.

Dr. Jas EVERHART and Miss Dolly DAVIS were married at the residence of Frank GREEN six miles east of town, on Thursday evening last. Squire R.H. CARR, performed the ceremony.

Fair Warning

I again warn the public against purchasing the store house in the town of Comanche, known as the "Glass Front," and the property of the TUGGLE estate, under penalty of buying a law suit. M.J. OVERSTREET

©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.