These items contain some valuable historical information, but pay close attention to the first one for March 30. That is one of the saddest things I've ever read in the Caddo papers. To think that a child died and there is no mention of name, age, sex, family, or cause of death...only race.
The Caddo Banner
March 2, 1894
I have opened up a first class Meat Market, near the Livery Stable, and keep nothing but the best of meats. When you want a nice roast, steak, or a mess of sausage, give me a call. Dock Pearce
J.R. Knight, dealer in Staple and Fancy Groceries, Fruits, Confectionaries, and Fancy Drinks. Lunch counter run in connection. If we do not have what you want in stock, we will take pleasure in ordering it for you. A share of your patronage is solicited. Across from the Nail Hotel, Caddo.
Monday while Herman Hauer was up in his lumber loft some of the lumber gave way, letting him fall to the ground on a pile of lumber. He sustained very painful injuries, mashing his mouth and face up.
March 9, 1894
If the boys want their girls to say “yes” they should go to Forbis Manning’s livery stable and get a rig and take them out riding. He has some of the best driving horses and nicest buggies to be found in the territory.
Have your photographs made at McCurdy’s. The gallery will remain in Caddo until March the 17th. Two more weeks only.
C.A. Bilbo has purchased the Grayson livery stable and will tear it down and erect two business houses on the lot. They will both be two stories high. The upper story of one will be fitted up for an opera house, while the other will be cut up into rooms to rent. Mr. Bilbo is showing enterprise and is doing something the town has long needed.
March 30, 1894
A colored child died one day this week.
C.A. Bilbo has just completed a school building near the stock yards, which will be occupied by Prof. Robuck. The building was put up on the ground claimed by the M. K. & T., but owing to the fact that Judge Stuart was at Ardmore, an injunction could not be served until after the house was completed.
There has been a great deal of moving going on this week. J. N. Jackson has moved into his new residence in the south part of town; the editor (J. Y. Schenck) has moved into his residence just completed; George Bradley has moved into the Bryant house formerly occupied by the editor.
April 6, 1894
Caddo Normal School
Prizes given for the greatest number of perfect lessons:
Orthography (spelling) class 1- Daise Smith; class 2, May Black
English Grammar- class 1, Alice Russell
Geography- Dickey Grayson, Alice Russell, Dasie Smith, equal