As I’ve mentioned before, these little history lessons are quite valuable because so many copies of the 1904-1910 paper are missing. They often contain information about people living during the time of the more current issue. I think that is why the editor chose bits and pieces from several different dates. This one has some birth, death, and marriage announcements and I was happy to see the listing of city officials for 1904.
The Caddo Herald
April 18, 1924
20 Years Ago Today
From the Caddo Herald, March 11th to April 8th, 1904:
Moon sold percale at 6c yd.
A big fired 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. Maxell 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, B. F. Pinson, I. G. Abney and A. S. Rutherford were elected aldermen.
W. H. Bruce was elected marshal at Bennington.
Japan continued to win in 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. B. Bell reported a pig born with 26 toes.
Miss Beatrice Ray retuned from attending school in Waco.
Rev. R. E. Telford was pastor of the Presbyterian Church.