Sometimes you get a little bored with your own corner of the world, and you just have to know what the "rest of the world" is doing...
The Caddo Herald
November 17, 1899
Up in the Cherokee district Rev. Roberts will preach to the “Possum Trot” charge the coming year.
Eufaula is also indulging in her first public school. Both white and colored there have fine stone school buildings.
A petition for the pardon of M.S. Ballard, one of the Seminole burners, will shortly be presented to the president.
Mr. Hurt, a well-known farmer and stock man living on the Canadian, had about thirty cows stolen from him last Sunday.
Vinita Leader says: When prisoners are taken from the Muskogee jail, the papers down there call it “looting the treasury”.
The drug store of J.D. Lankford at Atoka was damaged by fire to the extent of about $1,000 Thursday. The fire originated from a stove.
The report of the steward of the insane asylum near Tahlequah shows that very few Indians go insane and that those few cost but little.
One view of it, Vinita Leader: Jim Williams, Catoosa, was in town Saturday. He used to be a newspaper man, but he quit in order to grow rich.
A laborer with a threshing machine outfit at Blackwell eloped with another man’s wife and children this week. It takes nerve to do that with winter so close at hand.
Ellis Childers, the Creek treasurer who was convicted in the Creek warrant cases, was taken to Muskogee this week from the penitentiary on a writ of habeas corpus.
Krebs item in South McAlester Review: Mr. Lipscomb, druggist at Milwee’s drug store, leaves Sunday for Caddo to accept a position with W. P. Woods as druggist.
The longest string of empty cars ever pulled out of South McAlester was hauled from this place to Alderson on the Choctaw. There were eighty-one cars, making a train a mile and a half long.
Edwin Ludlow, who is manager in chief of all the Choctaw Railroad’s successful coal interests, and has been since they first started, is now in Mexico on a prospecting trip of fifteen days.
A new weapon, Vinita Leader: One party of hunters were chased out of a field Sunday by the owner, but another party came on immediately after and hunted all over the place. They had a hypnotizer with them.
A $2,000 reward has been offered by the Katy and American express company for the capture and conviction of the man or men who assaulted and robbed the express messenger near Denison recently.
Commissioner of Indian Affairs Jones, in his annual report, calls attention to the fact that the Cherokee school officers take care of their relatives, nearly all. He doesn’t think this is the best thing for the Cherokee schools.
The celebrated Tittle cider case is coming up again. He holds a judgment with a face value of about $5,000 against the old town of Downingville and it will be seen whether the town of Vinita is liable for this amount or not.
Colonel Godman, the promoter of the Arkansas Central Railroad, says he has made arrangements to build a road form Hot Springs to Waldron and on to Heavenor to connect with the P. G. Thence to Howe to connect with the Choctaw.