The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 3 December 1881

Local Matters

There was a fight on the west side last Saturday afternoon between George McKENZIE and Tom GRAVES.

Judge WILLIAMSON has succeeded in procuring a place in the asylum for Mrs. BELL. She will be taken to the asylum next Monday.

Tom GRAVIS has a knife and –ng scheme on the west side of the square which has been lining his pockets with ducats for the past week.

Up to the time we go to press, Friday afternoon, Mr. John R. DICKINSON and bride have not arrived in Comanche. They say John went off to marry a handsome young lady, a former resident of Comanche, and by this time the ceremony has no doubt been performed, and the happy couple en route to Comanche.

Accident

Mr. T.S.W. PRESTON, while plastering on A.L. HAMILTON’s new building, Wednesday morning, Wednesday morning fell from a ladder the distance of fourteen feet, inflicting some painful though not serious wounds on his chin and nose.

The Youngest Telegraph Operators

Katie and Ellen DANIEL, twins, age nine years, daughters of the railroad agent at DeLeon, in this county, claim to be the youngest operators in the world. These young girls, so we are informed, do nearly all the operating for their father.

Robbery at DeLeon

Monday night, last, two men entered J.M. STINNETT’s bedroom at DeLeon, and after going through the pockets of his clothes, which were hanging on the wall, and throwing them down on the floor, they jerked his pants and pillow from under his head and ran. Chase was given the thieves, but they escaped. Mr. STINNETT’s pants were found in a field near by, minus $55 which had been taken from the pockets.

Roll of Honor

Following is the roll of honor for Comanche Institute, intermediate and primary department, for the month of November:

Florence CHANCELLOR, Mamie HOLLAND, Hidie BISHOP, Pinkie McCRARY, Nattie HAMILTON, Walter WELCH, Willie LOFTIS, Pompy CARNES, John WRIGHT, John MOTTWILLER, Charlie BROWN, John ROBINSON, Laura LEDBETTER, Nellie LATHROP.

Personals

Dr. T.H. EAST, John SEDDON and A.H. TUGGLE, of DeLeon were in town this week.

Mrs. WALKER, of Breckenridge, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Dr. TUCKER, returned home this week.

Rev. H.B. HENRY returned from conference Thursday evening. He will leave today for his new field of labor. Mr. HENRY has made many friends during his stay in Comanche who will regret his departure.

Mr. Hartwell MOORE, late of Galveston, a typo by profession, made the Chief a pleasant visit Monday last. He comes to our county to settle and will engage in farming with his brother, T.O. MOORE, near Proctor.

Mr. John CHILTON, who for some time past has been clerking at the store of Cilton & Campbell, went to Dublin this week, where he will make his future home.

Miss Aline STOUDEMEYER, one of Brownwood’s most accomplished young ladies, spent a few days in Comanche this week.

Mr. T.C. HILL, one of the clever gentlemen of Comanche, is in the city, and favored the Telephone office with a call last night. Waco Telephone 30th

©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.