The Pioneer Exponent, Comanche, Texas, 11 July 1901

Volume 14 Number 44

Bom Elliott was stabbed twenty-three times and killed, near Tyler Sunday.

Sam J. Smith was shot and killed by J.F. Stewart Saturday night at Waco.

Andrew Carnegie has agreed to give Detroit 750,000 for a library building.

Comanche is the only important town in Texas that hasn't a system of waterworks

The fifth annual exhibition of the West Texas Fair will be held in Abilene from the 5th to the 19th of October.

A bill will be introduced in the next session of congress for the admission of Hawaii as a state

Gustine Picnic

The Odd Fellows of Comanche County participated in a picnic at Gustine on the Fourth. There was a very large crowd of visitors present. The celebration was opened at the I.O.O.F. hall in town, where the procession formed: after which the march was made to the tabernacle, with the Wilson brass band of twelve pieces furnishing the music. The address of welcome was made by Rev. Ray, and other addresses were made by L.B. Russell and Revs. Moon and Bates. A sumptuous dinner was spread and partaken of. The people of Gustine are well versed in knowing how to entertain visitors.

Builders Hardware ad, Fred Grimm

Quality counts for more in this class of hardware. The life of a building depends on it.

Patterson&Hall Dentists ad All work scientifically executed. Office upstairs over Slider&Martin's store, north side of square, Comanche, TX.

Geo. E. Smith, Attorney at Law. ad Office over F.M. Browne store, Comanche, TX

J.F. McCarty M.D. ad Will do general practice. Will answer calls day of night.


I have used Acid Solvent in my practice for about fifteen years with unvarying success. I regard it one of the best purifiers and kidney invigirators known to medical science. It purifies the blood, dissolves the poisonous acids in the tissues and eliminates or carries them away through the kidneys, skin and other emuncterys of the body, thus relieving and curing all painful affections of the muscles and joints. Pure, safe and efficient. It is Fine, very Fine!

Dr. Slade J.K. Taylor, DeLeon, TX

Proctor Mercantile CO., is building another rock store building at Proctor.

W.H. Eargle, M.D., has moved from Dingler to Fleming. His office is at J.P. Conner's, and boards at Mr. Couch's.

Robert Barnes and his bonny bride arrived Friday afternoon from Atlanta, Texas, where they were married the night before.

Misses Lizzie and Johnnie Mathew's request us to extend their heartfelt thanks to the many kind friends who so nobly assisted them during the long sickness and at the death of their mother.

Personal Mention

Ardee Brown has returned from Brady.

Mrs. Barcroft went to Ft. Worth Tuesday.

Lyman Russell was over from DeLeon Sunday.

Mrs. A. Tessmer of Grandbury was here last week.

Mrs. Mark Skinner has returned from San Angelo.

Nat Anderson and wife of Floyd Co are here.

Lewis Gage is off on a trip to Waco and other points.

Emil Weisendanger is clerking at Higginbotham's store.

A.M. Bevil has gone to Desdemonia to visit old friends.

Rupe Beeman and Fred Russell have gone to the Pecos river.

Miss Lottie Boynton of Hamilton is here to attend the Normal.

Miss Lucille Bruton is visiting her sister, Mrs. Orand, at Morgan.

W.M. Patterson of Anson is here shaking hands with his old friends.

Newt Robertson was in Eastland last week attending court as a witness.

Mrs. Tubberman of Stephenville is here visiting the family of G.A. Bruton

Mrs. C.J. Thaxton and daughter have gone to Hill Co. to visit relatives.

Sam Todd and family left Friday for Clarendon to visit Mt. Todds parents.

Sheriff Jay left Tuesday for Houston to attend the State Sheriffs convention.

W.M. Ellis and family have gone to Detroit, Texas, to visit relatives for a few days.

Mrs. J.W. Johnson of San Angelo is here visiting the family of her father T.J. Holmsley

Mrs. Bettie Harris returned Tuesday from Whitney, where she has been visiting relatives.

Mrs. Georgia Taylor, nee Shropshire, of Brownwood was here last week visiting relatives.

Mrs. Della Boyd of Gilmer, Upsur Co., is here visiting her brother Fletcher Weathersby.

Mrs. Enoch Anderson and children left Thursday for Plainview to visit her daughter, Mrs. Fred Keith.

J.D. Burr of Ennis came in Sunday to look after business matters and renew old acquaintances.

J.R. and S.J. Thomas and families left Friday night for Boulder Colo., to be gone for three weeks.

Lee Campbell left yesterday for Proctor, where he will join a crowd and go on a fishing trip out west.

Mrs. Powers, who has been here visiting her son, A.F. Blue, left Monday for her home in Ardmore, I.T.

Miss Essie Lambert, who has been the guest of Miss Ella Woodward, returned to her home in DeLeon Tuesday.

E.E. Anthony, Hebert Goodson, Misses Lou Todd and Johnnie Slack attended the picnic at Blanket on the Fourth.

Mrs. Hadlock returned to her home in Waco Saturday. Mrs. A.L. Hamilton accompanied her and will visit for a while.

John Hughes and wife and Mrs. White of Stephenville are here visiting the families of J.M. Hughes and John Dupuy.

W.R. Honea of Nevada Co., Ark., is here visiting his old friend J.W. Neill and prospecting with a view to locating.

Tom Davis, Talbert and Tom Lane and Isaac Loggins left Tuesday for the Colorado River on a fishing trip.

Julius Brin and wife left last week for their old home in New York to spend the summer, for the benefit of Mrs. Brins failing health.

James Stewart and family of Sipe Springs and I.G. Wyatt of Comanche left Saturday for the mountains of Colorado to spend a few weeks.

Mrs. Lillian Blackburne and children who have been here visiting the family of T.O. Moore returned to their home in Coleman Monday.

W.B. Cunningham and family and Mrs. W.F. Rogersand daughter, Miss Lucy, returned from their trip to Buffalo, New York and Washington.

Prof. Rogers has received sufficiently to take up his duties at the Normal.

Byron Pate has been sick

Mrs. Julia Matthews Dead.

Saturday morning at 10 o'clock the spirit of Mrs. Julia Mathews took its flight to God that gave it. She had been an invalid for many years and suffered for many weary months. She was a Christian and was loved by all who new her, for her many noble and refined traits of character. She was 54 years of age, and leaves several grown children to mourn her death. She was buried at the cemetery Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock.

S.C. Finley and family from Leon Co., have arrived. Mrs. Finley is a sister of N.A. Palmer. Prof. Finley will teach the school at Sardis.

Elder C.E. Freeman of Santa Anna will preach at the First Christian church in Comanche Sunday morning and night.

Death of Miss Beema Allen.

This estimable young lady died at Lufkin, Texas, Friday from hemorrhage. Her remains were shipped to Comanche, arriving Sunday afternoon. The funeral services were held at the First Baptist church Monday morning at 10 o'clock. Miss Allen lived for many years in Comanche and has numerous friends here who are grieved because of her death.

Marriage Licenses.

K.C. McQuary and Bula Stamps, T.A. Rice and Miss M.J. Pryor, G.W. Luker and Mary Dean, Arther Boswell and Maggie Howard, G. Granger and Tinda Reeves, Tom Hood and Ida Lam, Marion Payne and Miss S.E. Hurt, Lindsey Sewell and Mrs. Della Waldrop.

Lodge Resolutions.

Whereas, the Supreme Architect of the universe, in His inscrutable wisdom, has seen fit to take from our midst our beloved brother, J.P. Hutton, who was a member in good standing of Hope Lodge No. 481 A.F.&A.M. Resolved that while we deplore the loss sustained by the fraternity in his death, we bow in humble submission to the Divine Will. Resolved further, that we shall ever cherish and hold in remembrance the noble character and manly qualities of our deceased brother, and strive to emulate his example. Resolved further, that a copy of these resolutions be spread on the minutes, and a copy be sent to the bereaved family.

Bibb and Stag Creek

July 8

There was a wedding near Stag Creek Sunday. John Cox and Miss Ollie Ahsenhurt were married< Rev. Underwood officiating.

George Young and Wes Cox are back from the west. They say it is very dry out there and that the grasshoppers are eating up what crops they have.

We learn that Thos. Edge has part of the machinery on the ground for a new gin.

Our old citizen ,Poke Green, is shaking hands with old friends around Bibb.

Green Preston is among Bibb folks again.

Atchinson and Armstrong are overhauling their Gin. They aim to do first class work.

Bob Roberts has taken the contract to tear down and move the old Edge gin.

Carrol Reeves is moving back from Callahan County. He says the hoppers have eaten up everything in that part of the county.

Gustine Locals

July 6

The holiness brethren will begin a revival meeting at the Tabernacle on the 19th. Rev. Henry from Dublin will do the preaching.

Miss Zoe Allen and Prof. Renfro are at Comanche attending the Normal.

J.M. McMurtry of Arkansas is here visiting relatives and looking out a location.

The telephone line will soon be completed.

Will Allen and C.C. Hill have gone to Indian Territory to write fire insurance.

Mrs. White has returned from a visit to Evant.

Copperas Prairie and Gap

July 8

J.M. Beaty of Bibb was at Gap Friday on Business.

J.W. Vancleave and family were visiting at Gap Sunday.

Willie Jones who has been here for some time has returned to Mills Co.

There is being an effort made to finish claying the public road from Gap to Copperas Prairie, which is a move in the right direction.

Miss Ida Lane and Tom Hood, two prominent young people of Gap, were quietly married at the home of the bride Sunday evening. Dr. McQuary of Bibb officiating. We extend congratulations to them.

Jesse Hood and wife of DeLeon, were here Sunday to see Jesse's father and family.

A Mr. Gipson and family of Nolan County have moved into our community and are living on TomSmith's place.

W.H. Murphey and J.W. Vancleave went to Comanche Saturday. We guess J.W. is effected with rheumatism again.

Joe Smith and family of Pleasant Valley community, were the guests of E.A. Reese and family Saturday night.

Fred Vancleave, who moved to Coleman County last winter, has moved back to his old birthplace, Comanche County. The grasshoppers eat his crop entirely up.

Miss Ada Thomason of Gap, were the guests of Mrs. J. M. Vancleave Wednesday.

Mrs. Waganon, wife of W.B. Waganon, died Tuesday night of last week and her remains were laid to rest at Zion Hill. The bereaved husband and friends have heart felt sympathy of the entire community.

J.W. Graham and family, also "Grandma" Bryson, Miss Linnie Terrell and Jim Bryson's little children spent a couple of days fishing on Copperas this week.

Miss Maggie Armstrong of Comanche will commence school at Copperas Prairie July 15th. Now let the patrons put their shoulders to the wheel and help her push and success will crown us.

Alex Lane has bought Callie Preston's farm, consideration $3,500.00. We are informed that Mr. Preston intends going to Floyd County.

Polk Green and wife, formerly of this county but now citizens of Scurry county, are here visiting friends. He says grasshoppers have done great damage to crops all the way from Merkel to Cottonwood.

J.T. Trice's brother in law from Arkansas is here and he reports dry weather is his country.

"Grandma" Weathersby fell one day last week hurting her self very badly, almost making her helpless. Her age is near 85.

Hasse Dots

July 8

W.M. King is on the sick list this week.

Hasse is still on a boom. W.L. Hardin has his new store finished and is putting the goods into it. Our worthy merchants, Hardin&Dixon, are also going to build them a new and a much larger store-house, and are going to put in a stock of general merchandise.

W.L. Everette is building a nice room to his dwelling.

F.F. Dixon left last Tuesday for the west, where he aims to make his fortune in book agent business.

J.H. Everette and his son Lem and his wife Miss Etta Everette left last week for Throckmorton County, where they expect to buy land and move out this fall.

DeLeon Items

July 6

Mrs. L.A. Adams and daughters have gone on a visit to their old home near Mexia.

Dr. J.W. Warren, formerly of this place but now living down at Uvalde, is here. He may move back to DeLeon.

A.C. Coker has gone out in the panhandle to by some land for his cattle.

Editor John J. Switzer of the Free Press has bought an interest in a daily newspaper at Weatherford and will move there as soon as he can sell his property here. We regret to see him leave.

Miss Cleora Houghton is visiting friends at Comanche.

Mrs. L.A. Adams will have charge of the Pittman hotel after it is completed.

Mrs. Arther Waldrip has returned to her home in Gorman, after visiting her mother, Mrs. Adams.

John Holland and family from near Dublin are here visiting relatives.

Mrs. Bennett of Gorman, who has been here visiting her sister, Mrs. Houghton, has returned to her home.

Dr. Slade, J.K. Taylor is out at Sweetwater this week.

Mrs. Alonzo D'Spain is sick.

Dave Switzer and family from Cisco are here visiting relatives.

Mesdames R.B. Kee and John Day are at Meridian attending a family reunion.

Mrs. J.W. Watson and Miss Higginbotham are at Dublin visiting relatives.

J.C. Bledsoe of Santo was here Sunday to see his mother Mrs. Koen

Mrs. T.J. Fuller has gone to Rush Springs, I.T., to visit a daughter.

Mrs. P.A. Jennings of Sidney is here visiting the family of L.B. Dossett.

Miss Fannie Franklin of Comanche was in DeLeon this week, the guest of Mrs. Houghton.

Mrs. Oliver has returned from her visit to relatives at Alexander.

Mrs. M.S. Carter and children are visiting relatives at Comanche this week.

Mrs. Alice Kirk, who has been the guest of her sister, Mrs. C.V. Gates, left for her home in Mississippi Tuesday. Mrs. Patterson of Delta, who has also been the guest of Mrs. Gates, has returned to her home.

J.C. Lambert has returned from Stamford, where he has been working since January.

A.R. Poole and family are in Hill County.

Misses' Cora and Arlee Price of Dublin were here last week visiting their brother Dr. Price.

Jas. J. Lloyd left this week for Ark., after a month's visit with his sons in this county.

The city council has ordered an election to be held July 29th, for the purpose of electing a mayor to fill the unexpired term of J.J. Switzer, who has resigned.

Rev. McLaughlin left today for Bailey, Texas, where he will visit his brother and conduct a protracted meeting.

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.