These two items seemed to be at odds with each other. On the one hand, Caddo provided for the watering of stock in town by placing watering troughs at two convenient locations. But the marshal makes it clear that you’d better not wander off and leave the stock unattended. There are numerous other items in the paper through the years that refer to regulations about stock. At one time cattle herds were driven through town, much to the dismay of the local women.
The Caddo Herald
September 2, 1910
Permanent Water Troughs
The permanent water troughs have been installed by the city at each end of the business section of Buffalo Street; they are now being used by the public for watering stock. A goose-neck has been put in by the city on the corner opposite The Herald office for the purpose of loading wagon tanks and barrels of those who have to haul water. The city will make a charge of 10 to 20 cents per load of water which charge will just about reimburse the city for the cost of having the water pumped from Blue. The convenience in the manner of loading is worth the price charged for the water over the old way of loading by the bucket fulls.
Notice is hereby given that the practice of larreting stock on sidewalks, streets, and alleys is in violation of ordinance No. 5, which authorizes Marshal to impound such stock and also provides for a fine of from $1 to $25 for each offense. After this notice all stock found larreted on sidewalks, streets, or alleys will be taken up and impounded. A.P. Braudrick, Marshal