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The Caddo Herald
July 25, 1930
Oklahoma City and Tulsa seem to want all the offices: both have candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, U. S. Senator and congressmen. The average downstate man has little chance of getting any sympathetic government from his city cousins. The idea of democratic government is that all kinds and conditions of people should be represented in governmental affairs.
Next Tuesday is the first primary election day. It is the duty of every qualified man and woman to vote, and to vote intelligently, not as someone else says. The primary is the legal means whereby nominees of the several parties may be made. In several races there will be no second primary for the reason that only two are running. In the others a second primary will be held August 12th to select nominees from the two high persons in each office. This is a good law, as nothing but the first election can convince those who had no chance that they had none. But every democrat should vote, and having voted should stay by the nominees made in the primary. The republicans also have a primary, but their races are attracting little attention. Ira Hill and Jim Harris for governor; Pine will be the nominee for senator.
Owing to an extra large amount of political and legal matters this week, and extra printer were not to be had, The Herald is a day late, and a large number of local items are omitted.
Mrs. Dan Mason visited friends in Durant Tuesday.
Mrs. Jim Goddard visited friends in Atoka Wednesday.
Joe Black of Durant visited F. L. Booker and family Tuesday.
C.O. Markham transacted business in Ada the first of the week.
Miss Clyde Blanks has returned home from a visit with friends at Colbert.
Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Wood visited relatives in Mena, Ark. the first of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Joe Hogan have returned from a visit with relatives at Chickasha.
Mrs. H. I. Meadows, daughters, Misses Hazel and Mary, and son Joe, left Tuesday for a visit with relatives at Chickasha.
Ernest Black, an old Caddo boy, was here this week visiting friends and asking them to vote for his boss, Mr. Rogers, who is a candidate for State Examiner and Inspector.
News came to Caddo of the death Thursday of Bruce Castleberry, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Castleberry, at Oklahoma City. A sliver of steel was imbedded in his arm and he died from blood poisoning.
Mrs. Droke is Dead
Mrs. John Droke died Monday evening and was buried in Caddo Cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 4. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Scholl of Durant.
Mrs. Droke was 71 years old, had made her home in Caddo the past 30 years, was the wife of John Droke, a member of the Presbyterian Church and is survived by her husband and granddaughter, Valentine Moon.
At the funeral Judge P. L. Gasaway, long a friend of Droke’s said some very touching words about Mrs. Droke.
Deceased was beloved by all who knew her, a kindly soul who went about doing good as opportunity offered. She will be greatly missed.
The Caddo Herald
August 19, 1927
W. P. Turnbull Died Sunday Evening at 8
W. P. Turnbull died Sunday evening at 8 o’clock after an illness of some two years, at his home twelve miles east of Caddo. The funeral was held Wednesday morning at 10 at his home; the remains were buried in Turnbull Cemetery.
Deceased is survived by his wife, four small children, two brothers, Walter J. and Charles, a sister, Mrs. John L. Boland, his mother, Mrs. Turner Turnbull, and other relatives.
W. P. Turnbull was 37 years of age, a son of Turner Turnbull, a prominent man in Choctaw Nation affairs. He was owner of large tracts of land and engaged in cattle and farm operations on a large scale. He was a progressive enterprising citizen, a kind husband and father, a useful and helpful neighbor.
The large attendance and floral offering at the funeral attested to the esteem in which he was held by the community.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. J. Raulston, an old time friend of the family who came to this country forty years ago as superintendent of Armstrong Academy.
August 26, 1927
Chas. Turnbull Dies Tuesday at 6:30 A.M.
Tuesday morning at 6:30 Chas. Turnbull died suddenly at the home of his sister Mrs. John L. Boland.
Mr. Turnbull came here a week ago from Arizona to attend the funeral of his brother. He was to start back Tuesday.
The body was embalmed and held to await the arrival of his wife and children from Arizona. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Turnbull cemetery.
About midnight he awoke Mr. Boland who found him suffering severe hemorrhages. Medical aid brought temporary relief, until early morning when death put an end to all struggle.
Chas. Turnbull was 40 years of age; he was born on the Turner Turnbull place east of Caddo, attended local schools and Oklahoma University at Norman. He went to Arizona in the hope of staying the ravages of a lingering malady that seized him early in youth. He is survived by his wife and three children, mother, sister, and brother.
The friends of the family offer sincere condolence in the double bereavement.
The Caddo Herald
August 22, 1930
Semple Home, An Old Landmark,
Last Friday afternoon about 3 o’clock, the home of C. C. Semple, just south of town, was burned. Only a few of the contents were saved. The loss is heavy though hard to estimate. Insurance was $2,000 on house and contents.
There was some burning trash south of the house and flying sparks lit on the roof. By the time the flames were discovered they had gained such headway as to preclude saving the house. It being out of town, the truck and firemen could only use hand extinguishers which were inadequate for so great a blaze.
Several out-buildings also were destroyed.
In kicking out a window, Joe Copeland, 17, cut his ankle very severely.
The Semple home was an old landmark, erected in 1870, just before the Katy railroad came to Caddo, by Rev. Ebenezer Hotchkin, a Presbyterian Missionary to the Choctaws. The first unit was of cedar logs and planks. Later an addition was made by C. A. Semple, who had bought the place from Hotchkin. The Semples have occupied the house since. In it Frank P., Chas. C, Wm. F., and Mrs. R. H. Carraway first saw the light of day. After the death some years ago of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Semple, the home became the property of Chas. C. Semple and with his family he has occupied it since.
I'm not sure how the editor distinguished between "locals" and "personal mention", but yes, these are from the same issue of the paper I posted earlier this week.
The Caddo Herald
April 14, 1899
R. T. Lynch was in Denison Monday on business.
Mr. Douglas of Durant, was in the city Monday.
Judge McPherren spent Sunday and Monday in Texas.
John Hone of Durant was in the city on business this week.
A.M. Merrill will locate in Coalgate for the practice of law.
Ed Allen and Jim Johnson are in the Chickasaw country this week.
Tate Rucker of Sherman, Texas, spent a day in the city this week.
Mrs. John Malmker of Atoka is visiting her friend Mrs. Dr. Long this week.
W. W. Rushing of Enloe, Texas, is visiting the family of his uncle S. J. Rogers.
Mr. J. H. Hembree of Petty, Texas has been in and around Caddo prospecting.
A.B. Nicewarner of Sherman, Texas, was in the city on business one day this week.
Chas. Farrington, the enterprising drug salesman, spent Sunday with his family in town.
J. J. Ranton, lawyer, late of New Louisville, Ark. now visiting in Caddo, will locate in South McAlester.
AD- Is your life worth 50 cents? We defy the world to produce a medicine for this cure of all forms of kidney and bladder troubles, piles, and all diseases peculiar to women that will equal Smith’s Sure Kidney Cure. Ninety-eight percent of the cases cured with Smith’s Sure Kidney Cure that have come under our observation have been cured. We sell our medicine on a positive guarantee if directions are followed and money will be refunded if cure is not affected. Price 50 cents. Sold by W. P. Wood.
A nice line of new dry goods just received at C. A. Hancock’s.
Men’s fine plaid suits in all colors and sizes for $2.95; worth $6.75. Ben Siegel
When in the market for stoves or nails see Moon before you buy.
Boys knee suits for spring and summer for 75c; worth $1.75 at Ben Siegel’s.
C. A. Hancock has just received from New York the nicest line of dry goods ever brought to Caddo.
Moon’s, headquarters for buggies for cash or good paper on time.
Sewing machines with five years guarantee, worth twenty-five dollars sold for fifteen dollars at C. A. Hancock’s.
For boils, carbuncles, old sores, and rheumatism, take Dr. Thurmond’s Blood Syrup; no cure no pay. Sold by Wood the Druggist.
Young men, Moon has the Chamberlain collar- just the thing for the 19th.
Typhoid Fever and all kindred ailments prevented and cured by the use of Begg’s Little Giant Pills. Sold by all druggists.
J. H. Franks, Tonsorial Artist. Does all kinds of barbering in first class style. West Buffalo St. Caddo
The Caddo Herald
October 10, 1930
Three-Ring Circus to be in Caddo
The Seils-Sterling* circus and animal show which showed in Wagoner on Oct. 1, was one of the cleanest shows ever to visit our city. The performance is clean and high class throughout and the management is fair and honorable in its dealing s and the employees are careful and courteous to a man.
High spots in the performance are remarkable ability of “Billy Sunday”** a trained elephant whose act alone is worth the price of admission. Working with a small spotted pony and a little white dog, the three dumb brutes perform in a manner that is marvelous. They work easy, no stalling, and seem to delight in pleasing the spectators. “Sparkle” a sorrel high school horse is without question one of the best trained horses in the show ring today. He adds, subtracts, picks out various objects easily and does it without being prompted by his trainer. Troupes of trained ponies and dogs show remarkable training in their acts; funny clowns keep the audience in an uproar. The program is well balanced with high class aerial Roman ring, swinging ladder, contortion, tumbling, and balancing acts.
The Seils-Sterling travels in its own motorized outfit in some forty large trucks. It carries a complete lighting outfit, has a high class side show, well worth the admission price, and conforms its program to its advertising. It is both entertaining and educational, and is well worth attending.
When it comes right down to real old fashioned entertainment, who among us cannot help but remember back in the good old childhood days, the thrill that the circus brought to the smaller communities, and so it is with the Seils-Sterling Show- it carries everything that a circus is supposed to carry and brings it right to your door, so that you and the kiddies can have a good time. Wagoner
*The Lindemann Brothers Circus gave its first performance in 1918. It became the Seils-Sterling Show in 1925. The depression years were hard on the motorized show, which often traveled to as many as ten states. Its final performance was in Iron Mountain, Michigan, July 4, 1938. In 1965 the Lindemann brothers were honored in the Circus Hall of Fame in Sarasota, Florida.
**Billy Sunday died at the Selig zoo in 1939. He was 32 years old.
The Caddo Herald
April 14, 1899
Mrs. N. T. Keene of Bokchito died suddenly Saturday night.
Invitations have been issued for the W. O. W. ball and banquet on the 10th instant.
D. S. Moran of Ego, I. T. was in Caddo Saturday and subscribed for The Herald.
Attendance at the churches Sunday and Sunday night was large, the houses being filled.
The brick yard has several kilns of brick now burning which will be used to build up the town.
Dan Smith and Rector Bryant are in the Chickasaw country this week to select an allotment.
A number of young people enjoyed a dance at the opera house Tuesday night. The music was furnished by Wheeler’s orchestra.
Dr. N. Miller occupies an office in the second story of Masterson’s new building on Buffalo street.
The new public well is getting deeper and soon, no doubt, the town will have an unfailing water supply.
Attention is directed to the advertisement of Mrs. Hamer’s millinery on this page. She has a fine stock.
The farmers of Blue County are all busy with their cotton planting and the crop will soon all be in the ground.
Work will begin soon on construction of the Moon’s new brick block which will be pushed to early completion.
About twenty new residences are going up in Caddo now and they are to be lived in- not simply to hold lots.
Tuesday night fire crept into J. W. Folsom’s fence on his farm east o town and destroyed several hundred rails.
On the farms around Caddo- and they are the finest in the Territory- young corn shows up green in the rows and the cotton planter is getting in its work.
Ad- Just as Expected. Competition is the life of trade. The Combination worked all right and now since Easter is a thing of the past, however March winds still prevail, you are compelled to prepare for a sunny day in May. So bring the old frames along. Let me see them. If a little fixing with new flowers, Chiffon, or Ribbon will not do, buy a new hat and let me trim same to suit the occasion. Have a nice line of Leghorns. Also Sailors. Mrs. E. T. Hamer. At the Hardware Store, Opposite Post office.
D. S. Halfacre of Singley, S. C. and W. H. Mayes of Stonewall, Ga. have been in Caddo this week prospecting.
J. W. Oldham & Son will occupy rooms in Homer and Long’s new building in insurance and real estate business.
The display of Payne’s Celery compound advertising matter at the pharmacy of Smith & Swinney attracts considerable attention.
Rev. J. N. Cooper of the Caddo Hill neighborhood called on The Herald this week. He says the farm work is going rapidly ahead now.
The awfully busy persons in this town are those engaged in the building trades and there are lots of them. They are making Caddo expand.
C. F. Willis was married last Sunday at the Presbyterian church to Miss Mary D. Walters, both of Caddo. Rev. C. J. Ralston officiating.
J. C. Hampton returned home Saturday with a herd of 600 head of cattle which he purchased in McCulloch county Texas from J. C. Stribling.
The new stone store building of W. T. Smith on Buffalo Street is nearing completion, when it will class as one of the handsomest business houses in town.
E. G. Lloyd, J.P. Smith, and Frank Belote, accompanied by a party of Texas sportsmen, spent several days last week on Boggy hunting and fishing. They caught lots of fish and killed one deer, the glory in which latter achievement each one claims. One of the party says they are smooth as silk- or near it.
Ad- Golden Rule Racket, West Buffalo Street. Spring Cleaning Time is Here. We have low prices on some things you will need- stove polish, shelf paper, scrub brushes, varnish and paint brushes, whitewash brushes, dustpans, carpet tacks, matting tacks, shelf brackets, picture nails, picture wire, wardrobe hooks, hammers, hatchets, screwdrivers, etc.
Several traveling men have remarked recently while in Caddo that aside from South McAlester, this town is improving more rapidly than any other town in the Territory.
The prettiest colors, patterns, and designs in lawns and organdies at very low prices at Ben Siegel’s.
The Indian Presbytery will convene in the Presbyterian Church in Caddo Tuesday evening April 25, at 7:30 o’clock. The opening sermon will be delivered by Rev. Sol Horton.
You never saw the like how many kinds of children’s shoes and slippers they got at Ben Siegel’s.
The new city officers qualified Wednesday night at the regular meeting of the council. The appointive offices have not been filled at the time of writing.
$5 Reward. Lost,near Bokchito, I. T.- one English setter dog, black, white, and tan, bright tan under jaw and over eye. Dog answers to the name of Bishop. Finder notify J. A. Ellison, Bokchito, I. T.
Attorney and Mrs. J. J. Ranton, former residents of Caddo, but now of New Louisville, Ark. are in Caddo this week visiting their many friends and acquaintances. They say that they have found no better place than Caddo and the probability is that they may become welcome citizens of Caddo again.
Are you building or contemplating building? If so, see W. P. Wood for your paints and wallpaper. He has the stock on hand.
Dr. Leroy Long, Grand Representative to the Grand Lodge of I.O.O. F. and J.S. Hancock, left Tuesday to attend the Grand Lodge at Ardmore which met on the 12th inst.
Shoes-Shoes- we are over burdened with all kinds of shoes and oxfords, and we will sell at half price. $2.25, $3.00, $3.50. Men’s fine shoes, for $2.25 Ladies comfort shoes and slippers from 45 cents up to $2.25. Ben Siegel.
An Ohio oil man is prospecting for petroleum in the country between here and Red River. He says there is undoubtedly oil here, but the question is as to the quantity of it.
Moon has a care of nice press brick which he is retailing at $10.00 per M.
J. H. Logan of Sherman, Texas showed The Herald man several specimens of quartz from near town which he proposes to have assayed. He is of the opinion they contain lead and sliver in paying quantities.
We want the people of Caddo and surrounding country to call and examine our stock of dry goods, clothing, shoes, hats and the best and the latest styles in spring and summer dress goods as we will positively not be undersold by anybody. Ben Siegel
Summer refreshment season was inaugurated Wednesday by Messrs. Smith & Swinney with a “ladies day” on the occasion of the starting of their big new fountain. The ladies had been sent pretty invitations to the function, and they responded in numbers- the guests of the firm. Mr. Smith dispensed poems in glasses in a manner fit to grace an afternoon tea, and presented to each caller a pretty souvenir of the occasion.
Moon has good bright hart shingles at $2.25 per M. See him before you buy.
Dr. N. Miller, dentist, guarantees to cure any case of scurvy and fill your teeth just as good as can be done in Texas or the Indian Territory either. Try him.
The M.K.&T. will sell return trip tickets to San Antonio for $7.00 leaving Caddo April 19th, good for return leaving San Antonio up to midnight April 24th. Occasion, the Battle of Flowers.
The Literary Club are now reviewing Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.” Mrs. Tarpley will be hostess for the meeting tonight and an interesting program has been arranged. There will be reading of selections and there will be refreshments
The finest line of pants Caddo ever saw you will find at my store, and we sell them at your price as we are over stocked in them. Ben Siegel.
Wall paper- Just received 75 new patterns of wall paper in new and up to date designs. Suits and combinations for every kind of room, 10 cents to 75 cents per roll. W. P. Wood, Druggist
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Clower removed to Atoka Saturday. Mr. Clower will leave his family in Atoka while he goes to make some improvements on his valuable farm on the Washita in Chickasaw Nation, when he will remove his family and make it his future home.
Caddo Merchants are reaching out for trade to the limit of the territory adjacent- even beyond what might be called Caddo’s territory and they are getting it. The fact of the business is there is no better town in which to get value for money than Caddo.
For coughs, colds, and catarrh in the head, take Dr. Thurmond’s catarrh cure. Sold by Wood the Druggist.
J. W. Woodall, who was arrested last week by Marshal Jackson, was tried in mayor’s court on charge of violating the seventh commandment as interpreted by the Arkansas statute. The cause was heard three times before a verdict was reached, two of the juries not being able to agree. It was terminated Tuesday by a verdict of not guilty. The defendant came here recently from Texas.
The cut and fit of the Buckskin Breeches alone make them better than any other Jeans pants. When you consider good wear and workmanship then these pants are so much better than any other make that they’d be cheapest even if they cost double s much as the common goods. Best of it is they cost the same as poor pants.
Remember that C. A. Hancock is selling the cheapest sewing machines ever sold in Caddo, with a five year guarantee. Price only fifteen dollars.
Chicago will probably have the first reunion of the Roosevelt Rough Riders. Postmaster Gordon, who is chairman of the general committee in charge of the Chicago Day celebration, had an interview with Colonel Roosevelt in which he suggested that the regiment should hold its reunion in that city on October 9 when President McKinley will be there and the cornerstone foe the new post office is to be laid. Colonel Roosevelt approved the plan.
The Caddo Herald
October 12, 1928
Man is Caught After Wild Chase
Last Tuesday afternoon the tranquility of our peaceful village was rudely interrupted after a fashion of the olden wild west days when a man and a woman in a Chevrolet coupe tired to evade the law in a daring attempt to escape from having their car searched.
The car came into Huddleston’s Garage Monday afternoon about three o’clock to have a burned out bearing repaired and Tuesday afternoon after the repairs had been made and (they) were having the gas tank filled, A. E. Boydston, (came) armed with a search warrant, suspecting that liquor was being transported. The man then started off at a rapid pace and Mr. Boydston shot over the car three times in an effort to stop him. As the car rounded the corner of Buffalo Street in the business section of town to go south on the highway, the left front casing of the car blew out, but the man kept on going, after much difficulty in turning the corner, going down a by-road between the highway and several barns on the east side. Mr. Boydston at once commandeered a car and started in pursuit. The car turned off the highway near the residence of Mrs. C. A. Bilbo and they were engaged in taking the whisky from the car when sighted by their pursuers. Their car was then blocked on its return to the highway. Their car was found to contain three five-gallon kegs of whiskey, said to have been of high grade.
The occupants of the car gave their names as a Mr. and Mrs. Brummett and their home in Wewoka. They were later turned over to Federal authorities at Durant for prosecution.
This is my great-grandfather's opinion of the 1930 race for governor:
The Caddo Herald
September 26, 1930
Rufe Bolts’ Prophesy Concerning Politics
In the days of Ira whose sir name was Hill, they set before the people the image of the golden calf, saying fall down and worship it, for it is comely and has $15,000,000 to lend to the people.
And behold there was a great dearth in the land. Rain had not fallen on the land by a space of four score and ten days, and all substance had vanished from the face of the land, and the people were distressed because of lack of subsistence.
And it came to pass that a certain prophet arose out of the Republican tribe and beckoned with the hand for all the people to give audience, and he proclaimed the glories of the golden calf saying, “if you will accept the favor the Great Image will supply subsistence for all who are an hungered and the famine abate”.
And all the multitude came together for to consider the matter and the people were divided, some saying one thing and some another, and the greater part knew not what the uproar was about.
And it came to pass that Bill, sirnamed Murray, of the tribe of Democracy, stood up and shouted with a great shout saying, “beware of the Image and its offers of help, for it is an exacting master and will demand a great sacrifice of the people and enslave your children to the third and fourth generation”.
And a certain messenger stood up and said, “let us send a runner to the Image and ask the terms on which it will grant to us this great favor”, and the saying much pleased the people and they sent the messenger who fell on his face before the Image and said, “O King live forever. I have come to learn of the terms on which the people may have thy bounty. And the Image said with much modesty, “If the people will give unto me immunity from the great burden of taxation, and will exalt me above my fellow man, I will grant the favor thusly. The entire sum of $15,000,000 must be returned to my treasury in the space of five years, and I shall exact as a sacrifice of the people the modest sum of $2,225,000 to be handed over to me without income tax, then I will be at peace with all the people and they shall be my slaves until the uttermost farthing is paid”.
But this saying pleased not the multitudes of the tribe of Oklahoma, and it came to pass on the fourth day of the eleventh month the multitudes came forth to cast lots, and their lots fell upon Bill of Murray and Tom of Gore and the people laid hands upon Pine and Ira and the Image and cast them into outer darkness, where there was weeping and gnashing of teeth.
And behold the rains descended and there was peace and plenty throughout the land during the reign of Bill of Murray.