Be sure to read the doctors' fees at the end. $15 must have been a fortune in 1874!
April 3, 1874
Messrs. Walner & Welch have commenced the erection of a building on the corner of Main & Buffalo Streets which when completed according to designs will add greatly to the appearance of our town; as the position is really the most prominent of any within the “city limits”.
Our merchants are complaining of dull times, which we think a good indication of better times ahead. The farmers are at home planting their crops so as to insure something in the future to make trade lively.
For beautiful scenery and a pure and health-giving atmosphere, Caddo is unsurpassed by any place this side of the famous “Yo-Semite Valley” and all who wish to escape the attendant evils of the malarious districts, during the summer months, could find no more desirable point to while the sultry hours away.
Dr. J. B. Jones has removed to his new and handsome office, on Buffalo street, first door west of the Dr. Burks’ store, and the Post Office, where he can be found at all hours, day or night, unless professionally absent. The Doctor is too well known here and in the surrounding country to need any recommendation from us. Since his location at Caddo he has established a reputation as a skillful physician which we think is justly merited.
Crime, in all its deformities, seems to be alarmingly on the increase, throughout the length and breadth of the Territory. Murders and horse stealing are of daily occurrence. There is certainly a pressing necessity for a more rigid execution of our laws. And if our own laws are too weak to protect our lives and property, then we should call on the United States for assistance. It is very evident that some decisive steps must immediately be taken to check this carnival of crime, or the country will be ruined.
Col. E. C. Boudinot is lecturing in Washington City on the “vexed question” to crowded houses. The native and acquired eloquence of the “Indian orator” will command attention and respect in any land or country.
The whisky war still continues, with unabated fury; but as is usual in such cases results in more damage to the attacking party than the good they accomplish amounts to.
The following is a fee bill adopted by the physicians of Blue and Atoka counties, Choctaw Nation:
For an ordinary visit in town, $2.50
For an ordinary night visit after 9 o’clock, $3.00
For a visit to the country, per mile, $1.00
Office Prescription, $2.00 to $5.00
Obstetrical case, ordinary, $15.00
TERMS- As we are dependent upon our practice for our living our terms hereafter will be STRICTLY cash or its equivalent when visits are made or the case discharged.
T. J. Bond, M. D. - Boggy Depot
J. H. Moore, M. D. - Boggy Depot
I. W. Folsom, M. D.-Atoka
J. B. Jones, M. D. - Caddo
C. J. Williams, M. D. - Caddo