The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 30 September 1882

Local Matters

Mr. John ELLIOTT has purchased the Yates livery stable in Comanche, and will continue the business.

On Account of a very sore hand, the editor has been unable to attend to business this week, which accounts for errors or omissions in this issue.

The name of G.M.D. GARNER, as a candidate for commissioner from precinct number one appears in this issue.


J.B. HALL has returned from Bryan, where he has been to stand his trial for forgery. The case against him was nolle prossed by the district attorney.

The $300 Race

The race for a purse of $300, which was run near the moth of Mountain creek last Saturday, by Tom LITTLEís sorrel horse and Mr. CARTERís brown, was won by the former by about nine feet. To say that Thomas was happy faintly expresses it.


Mr. HOUGHTON, W.D. CLEVELANDís polite and gentlemanly drummer, was in town this week in the interest of his excellent house.

E.R. GRIFFITH, (major) formerly of Comanche county, and well known to many of our readers, is a candidate for sheriff of Taylor county. If the people of that county elect him they will have no cause to regret it, as he will make a good officer.

Dr. M.S. CROW, of Stephenville, was a welcome visitor to the Chief office Thursday. He came over to attend Mr. Wm. BARNES, who has been quite sick for a week or more.

Messrs. Ed. KNUDSON and R.M. GARNER attended the sale of lots at Wichita Falls on the 27th.

De Leon Locals

Col. F.M. BROWDEN wears a smile on his face since cotton is beginning to appear on the market, he is still able to laugh.

A serious accident happened yesterday to a Mr. NEALY, at Parson WILSONís, three miles west of this place. While feeding the gin, his hand got caught and his arm cut and torn badly. Drs. EAST and REDDEN were called in to administer medical aid; after seeing him they decided on amputating the arm above the elbow. They performed the operation quickly and skillfully, leaving the patient, late yesterday evening, resting easy.

©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.