There are some years that are very difficult to research because the newspapers from those years are missing and very little other information exists. 1904 is one of those years. There are a few church records here and there. There are some court records. However, the paper issues on microfilm skip from 1902 to 1905. That’s why I’m so grateful to the editor for publishing “Twenty Years Ago” in the 1924 papers!! There are even some years during the thirties when the paper ran ten, twenty, and thirty-year-old news items. Even though they are technically “second-hand” these articles have proven quite helpful. So today the news is from March 11th to April 8th 1904, by way of The Caddo Herald, April 18, 1924.
Moon sold percale at 6c a yard.
A big fire destroyed the main business block of Lehigh.
R. L. Williams was being numerously endorsed for National Democratic Committeeman for the Indian Territory.
J.L. Hull attended the Cattlemen’s Convention in Ft. Worth.
Tie and post contractors were paying $2,500 a month for timber at Caney. Work and times were good.
A boy arrived at the home of Mrs. Everett Pitchlynn on St. Patrick’s Day.
W. D. Maxwell bought interest of F. Manning in the store of Joyce & Manning.
The 2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Pace died of meningitis.
Mr. Will Moon and Miss Nannie Slack were married by Rev. N. R. Waters.
Edward Bates was almost unanimously elected mayor of Caddo, getting 239 of the 243 votes cast. A.E. Richey was chosen recorder. Joe House marshal. A.C. Pace got 122 votes for treasurer. G. W. Phillips got 121. P.W. Arnold, A.B. McCoy, F. F. Pinson, I.G. Abney and A.S. Rutherford were elected aldermen.
W. H. Bruce was elected marshal at Bennington.
Japan continued to win her war with Russia.
The Choctaw Live Stock Protective Association held their monthly meeting in Caddo. R. A. Riddels was chosen one of the delegates to the Denver convention.
The Woodmen Circle Lodge was being organized.
Mr. and Mrs. O. R. Nance were moving to Maud, Okla.
J. L. Bell reported a pig was born with 26 toes.
Miss Beatrice Ray returned from attending school in Waco.
Rev. R. E. Telford was pastor of the Presbyterian Church.