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The Independent Farmer
Durant, Indian Territory
February 23, 1905
Minutes of Caddo Meeting
The 25th district F. E. & C. U. of the Indian Territory met in adjourned session at Caddo court house Feb. 16th, 1905.
Convention called to order by M. G. Ward, vice-president, with Sec. Jno. Ausley present; E. D. Kennedy was appointed conductor and Jno. Owens doorkeeper.
Moved and seconded that all delegates who have credentials and have the old pass word be seated. Carried.
Chair appointed full committee on credentials- Bro’s. Walker, Harris, and Rayborn. Committee on credentials reported. Moved and seconded that the report be received and committee be discharged and delegates seated.
Moved and seconded that we adjourn till 1:30, carried.
Bro. W. G. Ward called the convention to order.
Minutes of meeting last read and approved.
Bro. Gray not being able to attend, it was moved and seconded that we lay his case over until next meeting and retain the committee. Carried.
Secretary asked for more time to dispose of office furniture which was granted.
Claim of Caddo Herald of $1.50 for printing circular referred back to Caddo Union.
Communications of Br. S. B. Cee, country secretary for Pickens County received.
Moved and seconded that the communication be received and a delegate be elected to attend the territorial convention which meets at Orr, I. T., carried.
W. C. Hatcher was elected delegate to the convention.
On request of the brothers present, Bro. Reynolds exemplified the secret work of the order.
Moved and seconded that the expenses of Bro. Hatcher be paid, carried.
Moved and seconded that the 25th district in convention assembled agree as far as practicable to reduce the cotton acreage for the 1905 crop of cotton 25 per cent.
Moved and seconded that the convention adjourn to meet next meeting at Durant, I. T.
Jno. Ausley, Secretary