The Caddo Herald
December 6, 1901
Born: Thursday morning to Mr. and Mrs. ….Wheeler, a fine boy.
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Monroe returned Friday from a visit to her parents at Honey Grove.
T. E. Mathis was in town Monday from Caney. He reports his hotel business good.
J. H. Frank’s new brick is assuming proportions. It will be 25x80 feet, one story, and will be a nice one.
Miss Mary Savage came up from Bells Friday and spent several days visiting with her sister, Mrs. R. L. Allen.
Dr. LeRoy Long attended the meeting of the Indian Territory Medical Association at Muskogee Wednesday and yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. Page were here from Cale Monday endeavoring to rent a hotel business. We learn they were unsuccessful.
J. C. Hampton has added a delivery wagon to his other trading conveniences and now any good bought of him will be delivered free.
Mrs. J. A. Jackson and Miss Tennent returned to their homes at Lehigh Sunday after spending several days pleasantly with Caddo friends.
I.A. Kennedy, while coming into town Monday on four bales of cotton on one wagon, while turning a sharp corner, was thrown from them with the result that his leg was broken. His wound was dressed here and he was taken home to Wapanucka last night.
T. M. Vaughan has moved his family to town and will give his children the advantages of the public school. Mr. Vaughan has long lived in and near Caddo and is a staunch citizen.
R. L. Allen sold his residence property to B. S. Ellis this week. Mr. Ellis has just recently moved here from Godley, Texas.
Died: F. S. Harvey died at his home in north Caddo Thanksgiving day. He had been ill for a long time though only confined for a month. He remains were taken to Denison Friday for interment.
Misses Pearl Russell and Elnora Cooper spent Saturday and Sunday in Caney, the guest of friends. Sunday evening Messrs. Sharpe and Corley hied themselves there and accompanied the ladies home.
A Sock Social will be given at the home of G. A. Pate tonight. A sack will be given each attendant who is expected to place therein twice the amount of the number of socks worn by the person.
The Misses Walker entertained a large number of young friends at their home in east Caddo Tuesday night. Instrumental and vocal music delighted the guests and social converse was enjoyed by all present.
J. C. Parker, as posse man, took a little round Monday to Bennington and Jackson and arrested four violators of the law and sixteen witnesses, taking them to Durant where they were tried that day and Tuesday.
Marion T. Craig left last week to make his home in Bells, Texas.
Ira L. Smith has mailed to his many patrons a beautiful calendar for 1902.
The W. P. & H. M. Society will meet at the home of Mrs. I. P. Smith Tuesday evening.
A fire was built by some grave diggers in the Caddo Cemetery Tuesday from which the adjoin pasture caught fire and it was by hardest work that the house and barn of J. C. Hampton, occupied by Samuel Walker, was saved from the flames.
Several Caddo ladies met with Mrs. Will Harris last Friday night for the purpose of reorganizing the Euchre club of the summer, with the program to meet on Friday nights instead of in the evenings.
Messrs. Peter Bloom, W. W. Craig, and J. D. Wagner have let the contract for a 50x80 foot brick on north College Avenue, in which they will establish a blacksmith and woodworking shop on a large scale. They will have the most modern outfit in this section. Work has already begun on the building.
Died: While coming from Blue on a freight train Sunday, Bob Nelson, aged 12 years, jumped from it while at full speed in the Caddo yards and was seriously injured. He walked home, however, and died Monday noon. He was buried Tuesday.
Died: After a short illness Mr. J. B. Walker, aged 80 years, died at his home in north part of town Thanksgiving Day. He was attended by Masons, of whom he was a member. His funeral and interment took place Friday. Since his death his wife has been very ill with pneumonia.
Last Thursday night the Caddo Music & Culture Club gave a Bean Party in honor of Mrs. Jackson and Miss Tennent of Lehigh, at the hospitable home of Mrs. C. A. Bilbo. As each guest entered they were given a sack containing ten beans and whenever a question was asked if you gave a direct answer you had to give your questioner a bean. At the end of the evening the beans were again counted and the one having the largest number was awardees the prize and the one having the fewest was given a booby prize. Mrs. Jackson received the first prize; a large number had no beans at all and they drew straws, the lot falling to Miss Lavinia Pate. Miss Edna Green with a recitation, Mrs. Jackson with songs, and Miss Mary MacArthur with instrumental music delighted the guests during the evening.
At a teachers and committee meeting of the Baptist Sunday School held at the church Tuesday night, it was decided that the Sunday School would give a Christmas snow house for the distribution of presents to all who desire on Christmas Eve night. Everyone is invited to place presents therein for distribution.
J. N. Jackson returned yesterday form a trip as guard, taking the last sentenced prisoners to the reform school at Boonesville, Missouri. He says the place is the best of its kind in the country, and that the school will make a man of a refractory boy. Says treatment accorded inmates is kind but firm.
The Caddo Lodge #35 K of P elected officers last Monday night for the first half of 1902 as follows:
J. L. Rappolee, C.C. G. A. Grossett, V.C. C. H. Elting, Prolate
P.L. Rogers, M. W. L. Rothbaum, M. E. W. H. Attaway, M. F.
K of R. & S. John M. Droke, M. A. Amos K. Bass, trustee
Last Friday night about 1 o’clock while night watchman Alexander was on his rounds he discovered smoke issuing from the meat market of Houstand Heath, for which he immediately gave the alarm and set to work to extinguish the flames. Pretty soon a small crowd had gathered and the fire put out with little damage to the building. The fire was caused, Mr. Alexander thinks, by a cigar stub or match carelessly thrown on the inside of the building; that it was impossible to have been of an incendiary origin.
Married: Sunday night after the services at the Methodist Church South, Mr. Will A. Shelby and Miss Ida Gross were united in marriage, Rev. J. A. Trickey officiating. The wedding march was played by Mrs. C. A. Bilbo and the bridal couple were accompanied by the ushers, Messrs. John Allen, Ben Payne, John Beaird, and Jim Standley. The service was impressive. The couple is at home on College Avenue. Mr. Shelby is one of Caddo’s best young men, is in the dray business, and has the confidence of the people. The bride is a most loveable young lady, the daughter of T. J. Gross. The happy young couple has the best wishes of a host of friends.
Last Thursday afternoon Mr. John Bennet Walker passed away from this world. He had been sick only a few days. His sickness was very severe. He was taken with pneumonia the Saturday night before his death. He gradually grew worse till death relieved him of his sufferings. Mr. Walker was born in the state of New York 74 years ago. He had reached nearly the four score limit of life. He united with the Mason fraternity as soon as he reached the age required. He has also been a member of the Presbyterian Church for quite a number of years.
He has been living here in Caddo for several years. He has led a quiet and peaceable life. It has been said of him only that “he was a good man”. That expression means a great deal. To be known in the community as a good man is a high tribute of respect. He had been afflicted of late years by having an arm broken in two places and one of his hip joints injured. He has had charge of the cotton yard for a while and was working when he was taken sick.
The Masonic Fraternity took charge of the body and brought the casket to the Presbyterian Church where his funeral service was to be preached. As the casket reached the church the choir led by Mrs. C. A. Bilbo sang very feelingly that sweet hymn, “Nearer My God to Thee”. After which the scripture was read, then a prayer by Bro. Maddox. The Masons then took charge and conducted the services according to their order. As the last touches were being put on the grave and a floral tribute of respect placed on the grave, the sun was disappearing in the west…His bereaved wife has the sympathy of the people of the town in her hour of sorrow and bereavement…