The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 17 December 1881

Local Matters

Mac O’DELL gave bond and was released from jail on Thursday.

Nearly Christmas and not a single flake of beautiful snow has fallen in our midst.

Master N.A. COOK, Jr., returned from Eureka Springs, Ark., this week, where he has been for several months past for the benefit of his health.

Superintendent SWITZER, of the Methodist Sunday school requests us to inform the patrons of the school that all presents intended for the Christmas tree should be at the church Friday afternoon or early Saturday morning in order that sufficient time may be had for the arrangement of the tree.


Mrs. Mary MILLER, wife of Mr. Isaac MILLER, died at their residence, six miles north of town, on Wednesday morning last, of consumption.

Still Another

Mr. Riley CONDRON purchased the Professor SWITZER residence and will in a short time move his family to town for the purpose of sending his children to our excellent school. As the Chief has often said, a good school will be the redemption of our town, and many more good families will move to it if the school will be pushed and kept up to the proper standard.

Saw Accident

Monday evening last Mr. BAUGH was the victim of quite a painful accident, at the Comanche cotton gin. While attempting to clean out the gin, the sleeve of his shirt was caught in the saws, which dragged his arm against the revolving teeth. The back portion of his lower right arm was badly lacerated, but his hand fortunately was not hurt. Dr. PAINE dressed the wounds, and the sufferer was taken to his home.


Mr. George VERNON and family departed Monday for Kansas upon a visit to his mother.

Dr. S.K. SMITH, the affable and gentlemanly dentist, is in town, plying his vocation. The Doctor is stopping at Uncle Jack’s where he will be pleased to see all who need work in his line.

©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.