I’m not sure what some of these mean! There seem to be a few “tongue in cheek” messages here for specific people. There are some names I don’t recognize. I don’t know what the “KENO” signature means. I don't know what the controversy was concerning the hotel. I guess I have some research ahead of me. I did re-check some of the strange spelling and left it as it appears in the paper.
The Caddo Oklahoma Star
January 25, 1876
Mud and water
Up to your knees.
The earth is said to be a revolver.
See Millford’s Charley Ross, on first page.
The sun has not been seen for two weeks.
For a first class Havana cigar go to Dr. Jones.
The boys are playing Hocus-pocus around town.
Tis sweet to wait, but oh how bitter
To wait for a girl and then not get her.
“Flip flop” Bro. Moore, and you’ll “turn jack”---ass. KENO
Dr. Jones has on hand a superior brand of cigars, the “Henry Clay”- it can’t be beat.
The toast of the town and papa’s darling are well and doing well. Puncil & Juda.
Don’t forget, the place to get bargains for the next thirty days at Morris & Fox.
Now is the time to save money, great bargains for the next thirty days at Morris & Fox.
It is said to be quite impolite to tell a man that he has a good deal of “cheek” so after this say “fracilared”.
The Denison Daily Cresset comes to us enlarged, and that means “success”. Burson & Day know how to make a newspaper. Onward.
It is reported that Bender has been arrested at Salmon City, Idaho. On his arrest he committed suicide. $10,000. Do tell. KENO
We are glad to hear that our esteemed friends- Mr. and Mrs. Burks are convalescing after their protracted sickness.
Miss Bell and Jo Harlan are visiting friends in Stonewall. Don’t stay long girls; Caddo is lonesome.
To make room for new goods we will sell our present stock of dry goods, boots, shoes, and clothing, hats and caps, for the next 30 days at cost for cash. Morris & Fox
The way to make and save money is to take advantage of low prices at Morris & Fox for the next thirty days.
Maj. Upham, acting Indian agent, favored our city with a call this week; he came down to settle the controversy over the Oklahoma Hotel.
Mr. Kirkley of the Rail Road Hotel is doing a much needed piece of work in extending his side walk down the east side of the track opposite the depot.
Rev. Jeremiah Porter is transferred from the Chaplaincy of Ft. Sill, Indian Territory, to that of Ft. D. A. Russell, Wyoming Territory. He took the train at Caddo last Thursday.
Capt. Welch is putting down a side walk in front of his residence; let this example be followed by our citizens generally and remove the temptation from our visitors to bless the tenacity of our soil.
It appears that the Vindicator still persists in saying that the Star makes a “misrepresentation” in saying that murder is frequent. Still, within the last ten months there has been not less than 25 murders within 30 miles of Caddo. Think of it! “Misrepresentation!” KENO