The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 28 October 1882

New Saloon

Messrs. D. ZWEIFEL and W.C. CUMMINGS will open a new saloon on Monday next in the house formerly occupied by Mr. ZWEIFEL as a grocery store. Their outfit is a beauty and they say they propose to keep a first class saloon.


McLANE-ALLEN – At the residence of G.A. BEEMAN, in Comanche, on Thursday, October 26th, 1882, Mr. W.J. McLANE to Mrs. Albertie ALLEN.

Immediately after the ceremony the newly married couple started for their home in Concho county. The Chief wishes them a long and happy life.


John SWITZER came up from Hamilton last Saturday and spent a few days.

Mr. J.E. WILSON, of Ohio, father of F.E. WILSON, is visiting his son in Comanche.

The familiar face of T.O. MOORE may now be seen behind the counter of Mess. HILL, MOORE & Co.

The familiar face of our former fellow townsman, J.T. YERGIN, now of Cisco, was seen on our streets this week.


Jessee Ross CHANCELLOR, son of G.W. and S.J. CHANCELLOR, died at Sipe Springs, Sep. 12th 1882. Age two years, ten months and twenty nine days……Deceased’s suffering was intense but of short duration. Medical aid was summoned on the 11th and anxious parents and friends watched tenderly at the bedside of the innocent little sufferer, while the rapid strides of disease baffled every effort to impede its progress, or relieve its victim. At 9a.m. on the 12th, friends had despaired and parents had hoped but faintly, when Jessee’s spirit was called to that happier land inhabited by God and his Angels. Jessee had enjoyed the fostering care and protection of Christian parents, and was a bright and obedient child, he was ever ready by childish glee or fond affection, to pour oil upon the troubled waters of lifes rugged pathway, thus entwining himself about the hearts of papa and mama, only to be cut off in the early morn of life, to quicken their sense of grief, or to make hard their trial of submission to God’s will. We tender our heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved parents.

De Leon Locals

John COTTRELL is opening a large dry goods and grocery house here.

John S. DAVITT and lady of Cisco, have been down this week on a visit.

We noticed B.S. HOLMSLEY, one of the first white settlers of Comanche county, on the streets Tuesdy last.

We learn that Ben F. WRIGHT will do the counter jumping for COTTRELL. His many friends will be glad to see him.

G.C. COTNAM, candidate for sheriff, was shaking hands with the De Leonites this week. John CARNES was also extending his bread communicators to his many friends here this week.

©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.