The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 12 November 1881

Local Matters

District Clerk CARROLL is building a neat additioon to his residence.

Mr. W.L. SARTWELLE presented our office with a beautiful bunch of natural roses this week. Thanks.

Mr. E.W. HOPE is making numerous improvements with the hammer and paint brush about his store room.

Mr. J.A. McDONALD will organize a new grange on Sabanna creek, today. This will make the ninth grange in the county.

Dr. ROBERTSON has returned, and begs to announce to his friends and patrons that he has resumed the practice of medicine at his old stand, Hamilton’s drug store, where he may be found at all hours during the day when not professionally engaged.

Mrs. BELL, who was adjudged a lunatic several weeks ago, is still in custody of the sheriff. Judge WILLIAMSON has made every effort in his power to get her a place in the asylum, but failed on account of the crowded condition of the institution.

Married in Camp

On the 9th day of November 1881, by R.H. CARR, Esq., at their camp, two miles from town on the Brownwood road, Mr. S.R. DICKEY to Miss Emma HENDERSON. All of Brown county, Texas.

Roll of Honor

The following names were inadvertantly omitted from the roll of honor published in last week’s Chief: Sallie BAUGH, Bertha BAUGH, Sallie LOFTIS, Sallie ARMOUR, Nora MOTTWILLER, Georgia KNUDSON, Minnie CAMPBELL, Annie WRIGHT.

Accused of Theft

Deputy Sheriff SHERRILL last week arrested J.R. WHEELER, of Eastland county, upon a charge of stealing a beef steer from Mr. OBITHIER, of this county. He was lodged in jail, and on Thursday waived examination. Squire CARR fixed his bond at $500, which he failed to give and was returned to jail. Messrs. F.E. WILSON and G.C. COTNAM are the principal witnesses for the state.


At the residence of Mr. PHILBRICK, Fort Griffin, Texas, Oct. 20th, Mr. Robert E. WATTS, of that place, to Miss Lulu G. OVERSTREET, formerly of Comanche.


Rev. J.A. McMURRAY started house-keeping this week.

Mr. E.L. SHROPSHIRE departed Monday last upon a visit to the old folks at home in Fayette county.

W.W. and J.H. CUNNINGHAM, of Comanche county were at the Atlanta cotton exposition on the 3d.

J.T. WASHINGTON has returned to our county to reside, after a year’s absence in the northern portion of the state. We are glad to see him back.

Mr. T.O. MOORE, of Proctor has accepted a position with Hill, Moore & Co., and will take his place behind the counter next week.

Wm. HYDE, our former townsman, is now residing in Abilene, and is fast recovering from the effect of his hard struggle with fortune of the past few years. We heartily wish him all the success attainable.

C.B. MASON’s family are visiting relatives in Meridian.

Mrs. E. WIESENDANGER has returned from a visit to Dallas.

Reverends STOCKTON, HENRY, WELBORNE and GRAVIS, and Mr. S.R. SWITZER have gone to Waxahachie for the purpose of attending the conference of the Methodist church.

©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.