The Caddo Herald
December 29, 1899
Mr. and Mrs. Franks are visiting the parents of Mr. Franks in Texas this week.
Miss Etta Russell spent the holidays at home in Caddo, giving her school at Viola a vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Folsom and Miss Ida Folsom went to Atoka Tuesday for a visit.
Rev. Trickey, of Atoka, was in the city Tuesday. He will conduct the M. E. South services at this place.
J. C. Hampton was in Atoka this week on business connected with his proposed new store at that place.
Ben Siegel will soon begin the erection of a business house next to the Mounts property on Buffalo Street.
Dr. Long, of Bennington, made a visit in Coalgate Tuesday.
Henry Chiles and Henry Edwards spent Christmas in Sherman.
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Swinney spent a few days in Caddo this week. Their home is in Little Rock, from which point Mr. Swinney visits the drug trade of Arkansas on behalf of the Merrell Drug Company of St. Louis.
The 1-year-old child of George Shipman, who has been very sick for some time, fell into the fire last week and was nearly burned to death while its mother was out of the room for a minute. It is thought that its arm will have to be taken off.
Mr. J. H. Dobson will be with W. J. Moon during the year 1900.
Presiding Elder A. K. Miller, of the M. E. Church South, has placed Atoka and Caddo under one pastoral charge. Rev. G. A. Trickey, who was stationed at Atoka by the last annual conference, is now the pastor of both places; he will preach two sermons in Atoka and two in Caddo each month.
At the council meeting Wednesday night the committees on sidewalks and on Buffalo Street reported. Sidewalks were ordered built within 30 days from January 1st as follows: on the south side of Buffalo Street from Main to Arkansas, of smooth stone, brick, or concrete, not less than 8 feet wide. On Buffalo Street from W. T. Smith’s corner to Woods foundation, not less than 8 feet wide, of stone, brick, concrete or gravel. From thence to Manning Street of same material, not less than 6 foot wide. From Manning Street to limits, not less than 4 feet wide and may be built of boards. On south Main Street from Buffalo to Blue County Courthouse, a walk not less than 4 feet all the way on west side of street. Four foot walks were ordered also on north side of Harlan Street and both sides of Henderson Street and east side of Arkansas Avenue. All fences on Buffalo Street as laid out by the committee are to be removed within 30days from January 1st.