The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 10 June 1882

Brief extracts from business advertisements from current issue:

Dr. S.H. STOUT…..tenders his services in the practice of all branches of his profession…..Office upstairs in rear of the Chief office.

F.T. PAINE, M.D., Comanche, TX. "All chronic diseases will be critically investigated and treated according to advanced principles." Office of F.T. & C.F. Paine, southwest corner square.

J.R. FLEMING, J.M. MOORE, E.T. HILLIARD, Attorneys at Law, Eastland, TX

E.L. SHROPSHIRE, B.D. SHROPSHIRE, attorney at law, Comanche, Texas

G.W.L. ROBERTSON, M.D., Surgeon and Physician, Office at Hamilton’s drug store, west side of square. Comanche, Texas

W.O. HAMILTON, (County Attorney) , Attorney-At-Law, Comanche, Texas. Special attention paid to land litigation and collections.

HILL, MOORE & CO., Bankers and Dealers in Exchange. Comanche, Texas

W.L. SARTWELL. Attention Stockmen. 3200 acres of land for sale. Patented to James HAMILTON.

John FARMER, Comanche and DeLeon Hack Line. Conveying U.S. Mail, Daily except Sunday. Passengers for Comanche, should buy tickets to DeLeon as that is the nearest station. I am now running my hack line and have it equipped with good stock and make good time.

A.L. HAMILTON I keep constantly on hand a large and varied stock of drugs, including patent medicines, school books, stationary, toilet articles, ready mixed paints, tobacco and cigars, prescription department.

J.W. STONE, Saddler and Harness Maker, Northwest corner Public square, Comanche.

S. ROACH, Dealer in General Merchandise, Sipe Springs, Texas. Cash Paid for Hides.

Comanche Institute, male and female. P.M. BARNES, A.M. Principal; W.D. COX, Assistant; Miss Ida HART, Teacher of Music.

W.L.YATES, DeLeon and Comanche Livery Feed and Sale, Stables. North Side Public Square, Comanche, Texas. Near Railroad Depot, DeLeon.

DENTON & CARNES, Glen Lea Saloon, west side public square, First-class billiard and pool tables, the best liquors, Cigars, & C.

J.W. GREENE, The Most Complete Stock of Staple and Fancy Groceries and Western Produce Ever Brought to Comanche. North West Cor. Pub. Square

S.C. BEEMAN. Now is the Time! Twenty-five Per Cent Off! Silk and Lace Ties and Fichus, Silk, Lace and Linen Handkerchiefs, Kid, Lisle and Cotton Gloves.

V.F. BOWMAN. To Farmers. I take pleasure in informing the farmers of Comanche county that I am again preprarted to thresh their wheat, having purchased a new eight-horse power vibrator of the very best make.

E. WIESENDANGER. Keg Beer Saloon and Restaurant. East Side of Square. Comanche, Texas

M.V. FLEMING. Furniture! Having purchased Mr. E.W. HOPE’s stock and tools, I beg leave to inform the citizens of Comanche and surrounding country, that I will continue the business at the old stand…southeast corner of square, Comanche, Texas.

F.M. McDERMOTT, on the North side of the Public Square of Comanche. Keeps constantly on hand a full line of Groceries of every kind, sells very low, and strives to please.

W.B. CUNNINGHAM, Dealer in Drugs & Groceries, West Side Public Square, Comanche.

Church Destroyed By Fire

The Jimmie’s creek church and school house was destroyed by fire on Sunday night last. The arbor, belonging to the church, which stood some distance from the house, was also consumed. The origin of the fire is unknown, but it is supposed to have been the work of an incendiary.

Comanche County Products

Col. WALCOTT brought to the Chief office a stock of corn grown on his place in town, vigorous and large, bearing nine ear shoots.

H.O’BRIEN, Comanche’s most successful horticulturist, brought in this week a lot of three varieties of peaches, delicious and large, and some fine wild goose plums that cannot be excelled. Mr. O’B is agent for the Rosedale Nursery and parties wanting to learn something about fruit best adapted to this climate and soil would do well to call on him.

A beet, twenty-two inches in length and fourteen in circumference, sound to the core, and a radish eighteen inches long, were brought in this week for exhibition by Isaac DAVIS –"Watermelon DAVIS" as he is generally called from the fact that he uniformly raises great quantities of melons. His farm is in the fork of Indian creek and the Leon river.


Mr.C.B. MASON is confined to his home with the measles.

Mr. R.R. YOUNG (Happy Jack) and family of Brownwood, passed through town on Monday last, on their way home from a trip east.

We had a pleasant call this week by S.H. KELLY, Esq., who lives near Salt Springs in this county. He is a native of Ohio. He emigrated to the South many years before the war and has resided in Mississippi, California and Arkansas, and served in the Confederate army.

Sipe Spring Doings

Mr. W.E. VERNON now runs a self binder and the farmers are so much pleased with it that I think they will be used altogether after this season.

R.H. SPINKS has started his new mill and is making as fine flour as is made anywhere.

T.C. YANTIS is repairing his mill, putting in some new machinery to grind and bolt the "Nicaraugua" which is badly needed.

The two new business firms, Messrs JACOBS and STANLEY, and Mr. S. ROACH, seem to be doing well. Indeed every man you meet looks happy since the rains. Even M.W. HALL is as gay as a boy.

The cattle trade is still going on. J.W. MORGAN has bought about 600 head, which he received here on the 2nd of June.

The sheep interest is also getting to be quite an important one in this section. Mr. A.B. FOSTER & Bro, own about a thousand and Mr. A.J. JOYCE about nine hundred.

I almost forgot to tell you of our brag garden owned by Dr. S.K. SMITH. It is a very fine one. Vegetables in a great variety. He speaks of sending a load down to Comanche. Yours very truly, JOHNSING

©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.