Friday, May 28, 1875
Star Lights, continued
We are a long way behind time with the news, not having been able to read a paper for two weeks.
The nuptial occasion of Gen. Sheridan will be graced by the presence of his august majesty, U.S. Grant.
Mrs. Marchand, who has been on a protracted visit to her friends in the north, got back to her home in Caddo some days ago.
Judge Parker, at the opening of the United States court at Ft. Smith, gave the grand jury a very sound and sensible charge.
The Star office is placed under renewed obligations to Mrs. Harlan for a bucket of nice vegetables, fresh from her garden.
To all our friends and neighbors we extend our heart felt thanks for their many kind remembrances during our term of sickness.
The people of Denison are making a good wagon road form that point to Colbert’s bridge. We of Caddo should do the same.
Flour is cheaper at Caddo than at any other point in the Indian Territory. Remember this and come here for your breadstuff.
With the exception of Kansas and a portion of Missouri, the wheat crop throughout the entire country is likely to be unusually large.
The man taken up in Arizona for old Bender turns out to be a swindler. He is no Bender and says he was never even on a bender.
Vice president Wilson met with quite a hearty welcome at Little Rock, and seems to have created a very favorable impression.
The consolidation of two such sheets as the Globe and Democrat ought to make a paper to satisfy the most fastidious republican heart.
When will the Chickasaws get their annuity? Will Mr. Shanks rise and explain? He seems to hold the key to everything in this country.
Is it possible that Indian Territory is turned over exclusively to the tender mercies of “the redoubtable Special of the Interior Department?”
Gen. Sherman proudly speaks of his notorious “march to the sea” when the bare mention of it should bring a blush of shame to his cheek.
The counsel in the Beecher trial are now summing up, and the case will soon be submitted to the jury. Two to one there will be no verdict.
If nothing happens to the present wheat crop of Oklahoma we will be able to spare a few bushels to the starving millions of the old world!
Few well educated men are superstitious. Superstition finds its home among the ignorant and always disappears before light and knowledge.
Dentistry- O.E. Snyder, Dentist, will visit Caddo on the 10th of June. Anyone wishing new teeth, or teeth filled, will do well to give him a call. Stops at the Railroad Hotel.
To the little baby daughters of Maj. Harlan we tender our sincere gratitude for the presentation of a lovely bouquet of red roses, just budding into bloom.
Mrs. Alice Welch, who never forgets the Star, no odds what may happen, sent us, several days ago, some of the earliest fruits of her garden.
Maj. Grubbs has received the appointment of Postmaster at Denison. The News thinks he will make an efficient officer and give general satisfaction.
Another war between France and German is inevitable. We hope France will avert the conflict till fully prepared to bring the German tyrant to the dust.
Sunday, our friend Dr. Burks sent us a dish of strawberries and while eating them we thought- with friends to care for us in this way it’s almost a luxury to be sick.
The “heated term” will soon be upon us; then there will be complaining of the excessive heat as there was of the cold during winter. Truly, man is never satisfied.
The milk-wagon makes its regular rounds, twice a day, and seems to be doing a “land office business”. Success to it and every other laudable enterprise say we.
It has been so long since we were out where there was any timber, we are at a loss to even conjecture the appearance of the woods now clad in their summer green.
It seems that Mexico is not disposed to part with any more of her territory. She must either do that or part with some of her banditti along the Rio Grande frontier.
The Prince of Wales has been installed Grand Master of England. The Grand Master of the Indian Territory sends across the waters greetings to our Most Worshipful Bro. of Wales.
If the next council fails to incorporate our town, so as to give us a municipal government, then the only thing left will be for our citizens to form a compact to protect themselves.
The note from some lady friends at Atoka, in reference to a strawberry festival at that place on the 26th inst. was received too late for insertion, as our paper had been mailed before it came to hand.
We are at a loss to know what has become of our friend Mo, the genteel agent of the M.K.&T. He must be absent or sick, else he would have called to see us during our long, protracted illness.
Another terrible ocean disaster occurred on the 7th near the Scilly Islands off the southwest coast of Cornwall. The steamship Schiller, from New York to Bremen, one of the most magnificent vessels that ever crossed the Atlantic, went down and over three hundred human beings found a watery grave.
The spotted tail Sioux at Washington seem to be a little obstinate. They left the hotel where the commissioners had quartered them and went to another more high toned. The relinquishment of their title to the Black Hills country for which they went to Washington, has not yet been concluded.
The M.K.&T. Ry. Will soon be out of the hands of the receiver and its management restored to the company. There has recently been an election of a new board of directors. There is a movement on foot and which will likely be consummated sometime this summer to consolidate this road with the A.&P.
We have in store and are receiving- 100 sacks of salt, 100 kegs of nails, 50 bbls. sugar, 50 bbls. syrup. Merchants, farmers and mechanics, study your interests; price our goods before you buy. Will sell you goods cheaper than any house in the Indian Territory. Maxwell, Morris, & Fox.
Maj. G. W. Ingalls, U.S. Indian Agent, called to see us Wednesday. The Maj. is looking to the interests of both traders and Indians in the annuity matter. He is using every exertion to have the money paid out immediately and unless interfered with by some special of the Interior Department, will succeed. He will be here again on the 4th of June for the purpose of paying certain parties for stock killed by the M.K.&T. Ry. a list of which will be found elsewhere. Let all whose names appear on the list be present and receive their money from the hands of Maj. Ingalls who charges no commissions for paying it out.
I will be at McAllister June 3rd, and Caddo June 4th, next, for the purpose of settling the R.R. claims on the following persons, given below. It is important that each claimant be present and receive the amount of their awards and thereby save any expense for collecting the same.
Gibson Sutor, 1 heifer, $3
J.J. McAllister, 1 hog, $5
Sol. Dana, 2 steers, $16
W. Walker, 1 cow, $12
A. Thompson, 1 cow, $12
Jos. Lawrence, 1 hog, $1.50
J.J. Jones, 1 cow, $12
W. Gibard, 2 cattle, $21
Jas. Johnson, 1 calf, $1.50
Jas. Grayson, 1 steer, $3
Jas. Long, 1 cow, $12
J.J. McAllister, 1 cow, $12
Ben. Lewis, 1 pony, $25
Peter Robertson, 1 heifer, $7
Wm. Parsley, 1 cow, $8
J.J. McAllister, 1 hog, $3
Mrs. E. Ward, 2 steers, $14
Jas. S. Johnson, 1 cow, $12
Alex Thompson, 1 steer, $6
Freeman Tabley, 1 cow, $12
J.J. Jones, 1 cow, $12
---(can’t read), 1 heifer, $10
G. W. Ingalls, U.S. Indian Agent