The Caddo Herald
August 18, 1899
Mrs. Edna Hogue is recovering from injuries received last week.
Abbot Leflore is convalescent. He was very sick for several days.
O. S. Shoemake, of Bennington, spent Tuesday in the city on business.
Marshal D. Savoy, of Savoy, Texas, is visiting his sister, Mrs. W. F. Dodd.
Mrs. Tennessee Hunter, of Mayhew, was in Caddo Saturday on business.
Dr. W. B. McCaskill, of Sterrett, went up to Atoka Tuesday to meet the medical board.
W. A. Thornton, of Blue, who has been out west on business returned home Tuesday.
Jim Council and Joe Black have opened a lunch stand next to Booker’s saddle shop on Main Street.
J. L. Hull of Bokchito, returned home Monday from Pontotoc where he has been looking after his ranch.
John J. Curtis, of Durant, has been in the city this week visiting the family of his son-in-law, W. L. D. Unsell.
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac White, of Hope, Arkansas, who have been visiting the family of S. B. Riddle, have returned home.
J. C. Woodword and family of Bonham, spent several days this week at Maytubby Springs- Caddo’ s health resort.
E. J. Gibbs, the prescription clerk at Wood’s pharmacy, left Monday on a two weeks visit to Eureka Springs and Mena.
Tuesday at Durant, Attorney McPherren succeeded in having placed on the Choctaw rolls the Beal family, adopted citizens of the Nation.
Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Broderick of Texas, visited the family of Harry Huffman this week. Mrs. Broderick and Mrs. Huffman are sisters.
Dr. R. P. Dickey and S. E. Dickey, of Folsom, were in the city Monday on the way to Atoka, where Dr. Dickey met the Choctaw Medical Board.
T. H. House, of Van Alstyne, brother of J. P. House, returned home Monday after spending several days with his brother who has been very sick.
Mrs. J. C. Allen, of Picton, Texas, who has been visiting her father, T. B. Williams, residing near Bokchito, passed through Caddo enroute home Saturday.
W. M. Calhoun, S. C. Sinclair, and seven others, all farmers, from Collin County, Texas, were in Caddo this week. They have been looking for farms to rent.
Married: M. H. Simmons and Lizzie Jones, daughter of one of the old citizens of Rock Creek were married on August 7th by Elder H. R. Hoop, at the home of the bride.
Died: Leon, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Judge L. S. W. Folsom, aged 13 months and one day, died Monday. The funeral occurred Tuesday, interment being in Caddo Cemetery.
Mrs. L. King of Waxahachie, who has been visiting her son, J. A. King, was in Caddo Saturday enroute home.
W. H. Wheeler, accompanied by his son, Clarence, went away Saturday to visit Mr. Wheeler’s parents in Delaware, Ohio, whom he has not seen for twenty years. They will be absent three weeks.
The examining trial of Dan Mahana, charged with the murder of his brother recently, was held at Durant Tuesday. He gave bond for his appearance before district court in the sum of $500. (Deceased was Jim Mahana.)
Mrs. E. W. Folsom and Mrs. Sallie Tarpley will reopen their dressmaking parlors in the commodious new store rooms of W. J. Moon on September 1st.
Attorney L. D. Stroud, of Rockwall, Texas, was here Tuesday. He went out to the place of J. A. Ellison near Bokchito where he has several hunting dogs being trained. Mr. Ellison has handled more fine dogs than any man in Texas or the Territory.
S. J. Homer was at the 3rd District Court grounds this week looking after the interests of Willie Walker, who is charged with murder of his aunt near Bennington some time ago before the jurisdiction was taken away from he Indian courts in such cases.
Next Monday the Dawes Commission will be in Caddo to remain until and including Friday the 28th for the purpose of enrolling Choctaw and Chickasaw citizens. Heads of families may enroll their children and minors who live with them. Guardians may enroll their wards.
A few days since Mrs. Stewart Lewis, who lives near Bokchito, was arrested by Marshal Wall, charged with shooting at her former husband named Powell. She was taken to Durant and given a hearing before the commissioners and her bond was fixed at $500. A short time ago she had Powell arrested for slander and he was here to await the action of the grand jury. The assault to kill grew out of the slander case.
Just after the southbound passenger train left Sterrett Monday night three masked men entered the depot and ordered Ed and Poke James and Colbert Moore, whom they found there, to hold up their hands. Moore escaped out of the back door, sounded the alarm, got a gun and fired into the depot. The men escaped, getting only 30 cents. A stray bullet passed through the wall of the house occupied by T. J. Cutshaw, striking him on the leg, but only making a blue spot. The men, judging from their actions, were old hands at the business, but had evidently miscalculate the time that #3 was due. They had evidently intended to hold up the southbound Katy train, but the two men with their horses failed to meet the one who came down on the train and they were thus unable to carry out their designs.
About two weeks ago a man’s headless body was found in the Canadian River, later the head was found. The officers of Oklahoma City have since been searching for a clue to the murderers. Last Sunday out on 12-mile prairie, Sam Bastell, Sheriff of Oklahoma City, arrested Wood King, well known to Caddo people, for the murder. Bastell said he followed King from Oklahoma City to the place where he was arrested. He found him and his wife camped on the edge of the prairie about ½ mile from Emet. He took the prisoner to Oklahoma City and the wife drove on. She passed through Caddo Sunday.
Died: Last week a Sterrett dentist named Ray took a dose of medicine out of the wrong bottle. He is now dead.
W. W. Vining and Sandy Finch, two white men who were arrested near Colbert by Deputy Marshall Davis a few days ago, charged with counterfeiting, were tried in the Commissioner’s Court there and bound over under $500 bond to await the action of the grand jury. They were lodged in the Ardmore jail.