The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 5 August 1882

Announcements

Milton BROWN comes out in this issue as a candidate justice of the peace for Precinct No. 1. Having served two terms in that office, Mr. BROWN is thoroughly acquainted with the duties of the office.

Judge Nathan YARBROUGH is also announced as a candidate for justice of the peace for precinct No. 1. The Judge is as well known as any man in the county and comment from us is unnecessary.

Brevities

County Attorney HAMILTON went to Sipe Springs, today, to prosecute one WALKER for theft of a yearling.

Mr. P.L. COKER brought to this office yesterday some as fine peaches as ever grew in New Jersey, said to be the finest peach growing state in the Union.

Comanche can boast of one of the best cooks in the country in the person of Henry DICKERSON, better known as "Uncle Dick," a relic of the olden time, whose uniform politeness to all and skill in his calling renders him a favorite among the white people of our town, especially the boys of Comanche, for whose taste he so well knows how to cater. A specimen of Uncle Dick’s handiwork found its way to the sanctum of the Chief one day last week, where the rapid consumption of a large cake by the entire force gave testimony of his skill in the culinary art.

Religious

Rev. Mr. WICKENS (Episcopal minister) held divine services at the college Sunday last. His sermon was able and interesting, but the congregation small on account of the camp meeting going on near town.

The foundation of the Presbyterian church has been completed.

Died

McCONNELL – At Ironwood, Liberty county, Texas, on the 25th of July, 1882, Mrs. Martha McCONNELL, in the 78th year of her age.

The deceased was the grandmother of County Attorney W.O. HAMILTON, and had resided in Comanche with him up to a few months ago when she went on a visit to her daughter, Mrs. FIELDS in Liberty county.

©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.