The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 5 November 1881

Local Matters

J.P. COOK has begun the erection of that fine bachelor’s ball.

Jas. L. WRIGHT has bought the grocery stock of J.E. STANCIL & Co., and will continue in business in Comanche.

Lumber for the Baptist church is beginning to arrive. Mr. MOTWILLER will begin work on the building in a few days.

Mr. Frank GREEN sent in to the Chief a specimen of red pepper grown on his place east of town. It is as fine as can be grown in any country.

David ZWEIFEL’s new novelty is the centre of attraction. A great many chances have been taken, and it will not be long before they will all be gone.

The citizens in Col. STONE’s neighborhood, have at last concluded to finish their school-house.

Among the enterprises of our town, there is none more deserving of merit than the saddlery and harness manufactury of J.W. STONE. By hard licks and a careful study of the wants of his customers, Mr. STONE has built up a good trade and his business is daily increasing. He mades a specialty of cowboys goods such as saddles, spurs, quirts, leggins, hat bands &c, and guarantees as good work and low prices as any house in the state.


Mr. J.M. ROSS and Miss Lucy J. MORRISON were united in marriage at the residence of Mr. Wm. MORRISON, in the eastern portion of the county, Oct. 27th by Rev. J.T. HARRIS. May they live long and prosper.

P.M. Resigns

Mr. T.O. MOORE has tendered his resignation to the department at Washington as postmaster at Procter.

Roll of Honor

Following is the roll of honor for Comanche Institute for the month of October: Camile FLEMING, Clara BEEMAN, C. REDDEN, D. WALCOTT, Jr., L. COX, Ella LOWRY, L. HOLMSLEY, J.T. HALLFORD, Lizzie WHITT; Jack KETTLES, Mintie HOLMSLEY, Zachie HARRIS.

Seriously Hurt

A Mr. FLIPPIN, living in the southern portion of the county, was recently badly hurt by being thrown against the horn of his saddle by his horse jumping a ravine while under full speed. He is not expected to live. Dr. F.M. HOLMSLEY is attending him.


The little boy, son of Mrs. REED, living on HOLMSLEYS Creek, mention of whom was made a few weeks ago, died after nine days suffering from the effects of the scald received by falling into a pot of boiling syrup. His sufferings were great, but he has no doubt received his reward in that beautiful land beyond the river.

Sipe Springs Sipings

Mr. R.H. SPINKS is making preparations to put up a first class flouring mill.

Sipe Springs now has both a masonic and I.O.O.F. lodge and both are flourishing.

Religious Items

Rev. H.B. HENRY will preach his farewell sermon at the Methodist church tomorrow morning. Mr. HENRY starts to conference at Waxahatchie in a few days.

The deacons of Comanche Baptist Association held their meeting at the court house last Saturday. The organization was effected with G.P. HERNDON, Pres.; I.A. LANDERS, Vice Pres.; J.G. O’BRIEN, Sec.; and J.W. McDONALD, Treas.


Judge KENT was in town Wednesday.

Rev. J.A. McMURRY and family have returned from Virginia.

Mrs. W.D. SUMNER, departed for the Atlanta expositioon this week.

Our sanctum was lighted by the pleasant countenance of Mr. R.H. SPINKS, of Sipe Springs, Tuesday.

Messrs. W.C. CUMMINGS and Joe HAMMERS got back from the end of the T. & P. extension Sunday evening last.

Mr. A.C. NELSON, the popular grocery merchant of DeLeon, dropped into our office Monday last and handed in five new subscribers and three jobs.

Dots from DeLeon

Our post office, with J.M. LAMBERT as postmaster, is now open and in full operation.

J.W. GORMAN, of Mt. Airy, and another merchant paid our town a flying visit last Sunday. Mr. G. will become one of us soon.

©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.