The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 12 August 1882


Messrs. HOLLAND and SATTERWHITE have formed a co-partnership for the purpose of carrying on a general milling and ginning business. They will run three gins this fall.

The First Open Bolls

T.R. PENNINGTON, who lives a few miles north of town, brought in on the 8th inst. Some open bolls of cotton, the first of the season. Owing to the rains, cotton is later opening than usual in this locality.


Col. W.L. McGAUHEY, principal of the commercial department of the Thorp Springs Commercial College and Literary Institute, gave the Chief a pleasant call last Sunday.

Messrs. Harry MOORE and C.L. DENTON departed for Dublin on Wednesday where they will reside in future as clerks in the store of Messrs. HILL, MOORE & Co.

Mrs. Mollie E. MOORE DAVIS, sister of our fellow-citizen T.O. MOORE, who is at her brotherís on a visit, has been quite sick recently, but is now convalescent.

An Alleged Horse Thief Caught after many days.

That the way of the transgressor is hard, was demonstrated here this week. A young man known here as Trim BARR, whose parents are said to live in Cleborne, hired a buggy and horse from a livery stable in Lampasas in May last. Instead of returning them to their appropriate owner, he journeyed with them to Arkansas and sold them somewhere near Ft. Smith. A few days since, BARR wandered to Comanche, where he was recognized by Mr. John L. MOORE. He thereupon skipped the town. A pursuing posse was organized, and he was captured a short distance this side of Dublin, brought back, and lodged in jail, to await the action of the officers of Lampasas county.

Report of a Serious Accident to H.R. Martin, Esq.

We regret to learn that on Thursday last, near DeLeon, our esteemed fellow-citizen Henry R. MARTIN, Esq., met with what may prove to be a serious accident. Report says that he was on horseback taking a drink of water, when some of the fluid dropped on his horseís ear. The horse jumped and fell, throwing his rider off, either breaking his thigh up near the joint or dislocating it. When our informant left DeLeon, the attending surgeons had not been able to definitely decide what was the nature and extent of his injury. Mr. MARTIN, for several months past, has been a great sufferer from rheumatism, for the relief of which he has spent most of the summer at Hot Springs and at the mineral wells in Palo Pinto county. At the latter place he recently bought some property. For many years he has been in the cattle business, in the pursuit of which he met with great success. His age and feeble health cause much apprehension as to the result of his injury should it prove to be so serious as to require long confinement to his bed. We sincerely hope it will prove to be only a contusion. In that event, he will probably soon recover.

Sipe Springs Locals

Elias PLOTT has just returned from a trip to the southwestern portion of the state. He reports fine crops and says that the waters here have been higher than ever known. T.C. YANTIS has also been on a visit to relatives in the east and just returned.

M.W. HALL has about finished his new house. The roof was put on by the tinner of your town.

We are having a good deal of sickness among the children, caused, I suppose, by bathing and eating too much fruit.

©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.