Caddo Free Press
Friday, January 24, 1879
Rev. R. J. Hogue preached in Caddo last Wednesday evening.
G. A. Gallie took a flying trip to Ft. Worth, Texas, Monday night.
When you want a really good glass of beer go and see Yeidel, the beer king of Texas.
There will be preaching in the Congregational Church next Sunday morning and evening.
R. S. Weil has fitted up his new beer hall and gentlemen will find it a pleasant place to visit.
Why don’t somebody get killed or do something to give us an item? It’s getting awful dull for ye local.
Early Harris has arrived with Cye Beard’s train from Wichita, Kansas, and will load for Fort Sill.
Pneumonia has become such a common luxury in this section the most humble tramp can enjoy it.
We are after the scalp of the Postal Clerk who stole that piece of wedding cake sent us by Brother Murrow.
We have the form set up for juror’s and witnesses’ certification, and will supply them at fifty cents per hundred.
The rate at which people are at present marrying and dying in this Nation was not equaled even before the war.
Mrs. Gen. J. W. Davidson, daughter and niece, Miss Lizzie Walker, came in with Col. Gibson, and went North on a visit.
Since the ceiling of, and other improvements about our office, we are prepared to receive our friend in the “latest styles of the art”.
Dr. Walner has been quite sick since the death of his wife. The attention he had given her, at his age, brought on extreme exhaustion.
Another large lot of hay has been received this week for Ft. Sill. This makes one hundred tons shipped to replace that burned last fall.
Deputy Marshal Smith put in an appearance Monday. Boys, give us a rest. You are getting too thick. A fellow can’t even get a drink any more.
The Department have shipped several gun carriages and limbers to Fort Sill, to mount the guns at that Fort, preparing them for field service.
The novel sight was recently witnessed on our streets- a whiskey seller, after his arrest, dunning several citizens for the amount due him for whiskey.
B. J. Hampton has been compelled to bring his wife to Caddo for medical treatment. She is quite low with consumption and has been growing worse since last September.
Otto Smith is improving quite rapidly. We learn he is able to get up and will soon be out on crutches. Ott has had a severe time owing to one of the ligatures not being tied good.
J. H. Mershon, deputy U. S. Marshal, came in Monday and relieved Deputy Marshal Clay of two prisoners he had secured –one for larceny, the other for introducing whisky.
Owing to the bad condition of the roads, Col. Hough, who carries the eastern mail, had to abandon the use of a vehicle last Wednesday and bring the mail in on a horse. He arrived on time.
Gen. Bacon Montgomery and party have returned from their trip to the Eastern part of the Choctaw Nation. “Bake” has kept the object of this trip a profound secret. We surmise the rich silver mines of that part of the Nation has been the object, and shall look for machinery and a force of workmen to follow his return North.
Notice- by virtue of the order of the Probate court of Blue County, Choctaw Nation, I will sell on the first Monday in February 1879, at 12 o’clock, M. Betts’ place, situated half a mile west of Chahta Tamaha, to the highest and best bidder for cash or cattle or both. J. P. Folsom, Administrator.
A well known whisky peddler, McCarthy, alias Lott, alias “Old Red” was arrested at Atoka yesterday by Deputy Marshal Clay and Ayers.
Col. W. R. Gibson, Pay Master U. S. A., and W. A. Taylor, son of Maj. Taylor, arrived in town from Fort Sill, Thursday morning and took the train North for Leavenworth. Col. Gibson reports everything quiet at Sill. The Indians who are out on a hunt in charge of two companies of the 4th Cavalry are quiet and peaceful attending to their business, committing no depredations at all and will soon return to that Post.
We have received the January number of the Domestic Monthly, a journal of fashion, published by Blake & Co. , 849 Broadway, New York, at $1.50 per year. This is a very choice magazine, filled with the latest fashion plates, choice literary matter, and withal, well worth the subscription price.
A very difficult operation in surgery- the amputation of a toe- was performed in Caddo Wednesday by Drs. Thompson and McCoy. The toe was the”property” of a young man and had become so badly crushed by a barrel of water falling on it that amputation was necessary.
We state without fear of successful contradiction, that the Free Press exhibits the best editorial ability, the best workmanship, and is the equal of any paper in the West, outside of the city dailies and is by far the best paper in the Territory.
Indications are that orange blossoms will bloom in Caddo shortly. Let the good work go on.
To show the good effect of an exposure in the Free Press, last week we called attention to the neglect of J. B. Patch to build the sidewalk to the school, for which he had raised money. We now announce that the sidewalk has been built.
Our old friend, Jacob Yost has returned from a visit to his old home in West Va. Jake reports a great interest manifested by the people of that country in the Indian Territory, and gave us a nice list of subscribers.
Mr. Joe Lawrence has had a plank walk put across Main Street running from his meat market to the west side of the street- an improvement that had been much needed.
Our streets are in a much better condition just now than for several weeks past. Our country friends can now enter Caddo with some assurance that they can “get out” again.
Deputy Marshal Ayers paid the Prairie City a flying visit Monday. Columbus came after some prisoners, but some other feller had got in ahead and Columbus was sold.