The Caddo Banner
May 25, 1894
Caddo never does things by halves, but when it undertakes a thing it always makes a success. So it is a settled fact that the picnic and barbecue at Double Springs on June 15 will be one of the grandest occasions that ever took place in this country. The Dawes Commission will be there and address the people. The different candidates for governor will be there also and reply to them. Plenty of beeves, hogs, and muttons have subscribed to feed every body. The Cornet Band will furnish music for the occasion and if you miss it you will miss one of the grandest occasions of your life.
The Bible Temperance Army will meet at the Methodist Church Thursday, June 7th.
Leader: F. E. Shanks
Reading: Mrs. Adams, E. G. Lloyd, Jim Johnson, Josie Bradley, Mamie Lawrence, and Mr. Christian
Recitation: Mrs. Henderson, Eddie Hammer, and Miss Manning
Solo: Mrs. Nail
Thoughts from the Army
The Presbyterian Mission School
The first session of the Presbyterian Mission School under the able management of Mrs. M. C. Poole and her daughters, closed yesterday and the progress the students have made during the term is sufficient to make the teachers feel proud and that they have done their duty.
About 130 pupils have been enrolled during this session, but like all other schools out side of the larger cities, they have attended very irregular, and if they had not received the very best training they could not have made the progress they did. The children all seem very much attached to their teachers and the teachers to the children, and when school closed Mrs. Poole gave them a cordial invitation to visit her at her home at any time they could.
Mrs. Poole said she could not close without treating the children and invited Prof. Robuck and his school to be present. A number of his pupils accepted the invitation and attended. Seven gallons of ice cream was made and they all enjoyed a regular ice cream festival. Their very looks showed that their teachers were very dear to them.
Prizes were given to the following pupils. Advanced room: Hocker Wood and General Newman. Spelling class: Nannie Robinson, Carl Drake and Willie Low. Deportment: Coleman Robinson. Birdie Carroll, May Hamer, John Drake and Bertie Jennings came very near getting prizes.