A few days ago we met a gentleman from
Comanche County, who lives six miles from this place, from whom we
got an item and here it is.
Some three weeks ago the Methodists held
a camp meeting in which great interest was taken, and before it
closed, one Dr. Friend said that he could perform miracles. He had
many callers, and went to a neighbor’s widow who had a son of 21
years that had been paralyzed both in body and brain (so called).
The doctor approached him, told the family to form a circle around
the bed, and after being in this position some time, told the sick
man to “stretch forth thy hand” and he did so, he then said “praise
the Lord,” and he did so, the doctor then told him to “arise, stand
up and walk.”
He did so, and has been picking cotton ever since.
Comanche Chief, September 1879