The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 24 December 1881

Local Matters

When you go to or come from Dublin, do not fail to patronize Mr. MORRIS’s hack, which makes quick time and close connections with all the trains.

Jeff GRAVIS was tried last Monday upon the charge of carrying a pistol and acquitted. He obtained a continuance upon the charge of drunkenness, but while Constable HODGE stepped across the street to get a blank bond at the Chief office, Jeff stepped off in the opposite direction, and has not since been heard from.

A Large Hog

Ed. Chief: –Please publish that I have this day killed one hog, 21 months old, that weighed 529 pounds. Wm PENDERGRASS

For Violating the Sunday Law

Constable HODGE arrested Mr. Warren CUMMINGS, Monday last, for violating the Sunday law, by selling liquor to Mr. A.V. BOWMAN. The defendant had a hearing in Justice CARR’s court on Thursday, resulting in a mistrial.

Administrator’s Sale

The personal effects of the late C.W. WEST were sold by Administrator BRYSON, Monday last, at public outcry, at the farm of the deceased. Several gentlemen went from town to buy the cattle but they were over bid. About $700 were realized.


Rev. P.W. GRAVIS has compromised the suits he had entered against the proprietors of the Commercial and Monarch saloons, those gentlemen having made the amende honorable. These suits will have the salutary effect of making saloon men a little more careful in observing the letter of the law.

An Election Ordered

Mayor GAISER has very generously resigned his office as school trustee, he being an ex-officio member of the board, by virtue of his office as mayor, in order that the board may have a full representation of citizens, and has ordered an election to take place on the 9th of January, to fill the vacancy. At the same time another trustee will be elected to fill the vacancy ceased by the resignation of Judge FLEMING, Mr. SARTWELLE having declined to serve.


Mr. B.D. SHROPSHIRE, of LaGrange, Texas, and a brother to our esteemed fellow-townsman, E.L. SHROPSHIRE, arrived by Tuesday’s stage, accompanied by his family. He will locate in our town and practice law with his brother.

A Good Man Gone To Rest

Mr. Isham OSBORNE died on the 19th inst., at his residence in this county. The deceased had resided here for a number of years, had a host of friends and but few, if any enemies, and was one of our best citizens. We can pronounce no higher eulogy to his name or memory than that which came from the lips of the minister who preached his funeral when he said: "I never knew a better man. He was truly a man who, in all the walks of life, lived the religion that he professed. His firm and living trust in Jesus as his personal Redeemer gives evidence that he has entered into that rest that remains for the people of God."

©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.