Caddo Oklahoma Star
November 9, 1875
Died: Mr. John Collins of the H. & D. Coal Company, died at Atoka on the 2nd. Inst.
Our thanks to Mrs. I. W. Stone for the package of nice fresh cranberries.
Best blacksmithing and wagon making in t town done at J. N. Alexander’s shops.
Dr. Jones’ completed portico adds greatly to the appearance of his house.
T. Fisher has just opened a new meat market.
Mr. and Mrs. Chapin have quite a large school at this place and seem to be giving the most perfect satisfaction.
We are pleased to know that Mrs. Alice Welch, wife of Capt. W. A Welch, who has been in bad health for some time is convalescent.
Married: November 1st at the residence of Dr. Burks, by Rev. E. Morris, Mr. I. A. Steagall to Miss C. Johnson; also Mr. J. P. Spotts to Miss B. E. Evans, all of Bonham, Texas.
Mrs. Harlan and her two little baby girls, Miss Jo Harlan and Miss Bettie Pate, started yesterday by private conveyance on a visit to Ft. Smith.
We tender our thanks to Mrs. Katie Folsom for the marked attention paid us while on our late visit out there and also for the presentation of a sack of pecans.
Judge Josiah Brown and Mr. Pete Morrison, two distinguished gentlemen of Tishomingo, dropped in on us one day last week. They were on their way to Ft. Smith to attend a court that ought to be held in the Indian Territory, and would be, but for prejudice.
Judge Josiah Brown informs us that on the 29th ult. Houston Brown, a Chickasaw, killed in Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, two men- William Cochvane, a Cherokee, and Sim Nelson, a Chickasaw.
Though there is not as much sickness in the country at the present time as prevailed through the summer and early fall, yet what there is seems to be of a much more malignant type. We have heard of several deaths at and near Boggy Depot recently, and ex-governor W. P. Brown, of the Chickasaw Nation lost two children a short time ago.
Colbert Station, Indian Territory, November 1, 1875- The funeral of our Bro. James A. Colbert will be preached at Mrs. Eliza Love’s on the third Sunday in this month. Masons, friends, and relatives are very respectfully invited to attend. Yours truly, Charles E. Gooding