The Caddo Herald
July 27, 1876
Jack Rennie of Tishomingo was in town a few days ago.
Dick Dorchester of Cherokee town paid us a visit this week.
Mr. C. T. Chapin, last Sunday, shipped a car load of ponies to the Centennial.
F. M. Fox left last week for Chicago, we suppose to replenish his stock.
There will be a barbeque at Armstrong next Wednesday, the day of the election.
Sunday evening last, we had the pleasure of a ride out to the celebrated Maytubby Springs with Mr. and Mrs. Ainsworth.
Prof. Alex Carroll, of Wapanucka Academy, came down last week to meet his wife who had been on a visit to her friends in Ft. Scott, Kansas.
The wheat crop of the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations is nearly all threshed and the average yield is but small- 7 or 8 bushels per acres, though the quality, as a general rule is good. Marchand & Fenlon shipped the first car load of wheat from Caddo this year.
Colbert’s ferry flat is afloat and busy transporting travelers from one shore of the Red to the other.
The material for Colbert’s new bridge is arriving on the ground.
B. J. S. Murrow has been very sick since his return from the east, though he is up again now.
Mrs. Helms, wife of C. F. Helms, who lives within three or four miles of Caddo, sent a stalk of corn to the Star office last week nearly sixteen feet long and not more than half grown at that. Pretty good for a woman on poor upland isn’t it!
If Gov. Cole and his council members would come to Caddo some time when the city is in full blast and try to sleep we feel confident that next morning they would be a unit in favor of granting us a charter for a city government.
Last week between Tishomingo and Gov. Harris’ house, Huey Henderson, a driver on the Ft. Sill stage route, was pitched out of the coach and in holding on to the lines to stop the horses, was dragged some distance and injured quite severely.
Died: On the 28th of June, 1876, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, at the age of 20 years, Mrs. Frances E. Wood, wife of Judge L. L. Wood and daughter of the late Judge David Burney. We have known Mrs. Wood since she was a little girl but 8 years old, and no rarer flower ever bloomed on the prairies around her native home. She came to dispel the gloom form her husband’s home for a day, then, weeping only to leave him and her two little babies in sorrow, folded her arms and peacefully passed away.
We had a visit last week form Judge L. L. Wood of Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation. We had not seen him for nearly two years and in the intermediate time he had lost one of his arms which changed his appearance so we scarcely recognized him.