The Caddo Herald
October 27, 1933
W. R. Evans Store Sold to Mrs. U. S. Markham
Mrs. U. S. Markham has purchased the Variety Store of the late W. R. Evans and has taken over the management of it since Monday. It has been renamed the Five and Ten Cent Store and will handle the same type of merchandise as it has previously.
Much work is being done on the exterior and interior of the building by the new owner. A fresh coat of paint is being applied which adds very much towards the improvement of the looks of our town.
Barn of Mrs. E. G. Baxter Destroyed by Fire
Tuesday evening about 7:00 o’clock, the barn on the farm of Mrs. E. G. Baxter was entirely destroyed by fired of unknown origin. The barn contained feed stuffs belonging to Mrs. Baxter and to C. E. Baxter, all of which were burned and damaged beyond any use.
The barn contained 2,000 bushels of oats, 75 tons of hay, 150 bushels of corn and a ton and a half of cotton seed, which represents a loss of about two thousand dollars in itself. There was no insurance on the barn.
Mr. Baxter was unable to advance a theory as to the origin of the fire, but said it was in all probability caused by rats or by spontaneous combustion