The Caddo Herald
March 17, 1899
(I omitted six lengthy ads for tonic, linament, and salves sold by W. P. Wood)
Luther Williams of Durant was in Caddo Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas of Durant were in Caddo Monday.
John M. Buckholts of Oakland, I. T. was in town Thursday.
Miss Lee Nance of Paris, Tenn. is visiting her brother, Q. R. Nance.
Attorney S. J. Homer, who had been to Ardmore on business, returned Saturday.
R. B. Shaffer, Commercial agent for the Denison Milling Co., was in Caddo Wednesday.
H. W. Wood of Ohmaha, Texas is in Caddo. Mr. Wood will teach a class in penmanship.
Dr. T. J. Long of Bennington was in Caddo visiting his brother, Dr. Leroy Long.
Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Stephens of Allen, I. T. are visiting the family of Dr. Ross of Caney, I. T.
Chas. and Dock Ross, carpenters from Dodd City, Texas, have come to help build up Caddo.
J. T. Mallot, representing Richardson, Roberts and Byrd, of St. Joe, Mo., was in Caddo Thursday.
Robert Hart of Dallas, Texas was in here Tuesday in the interests of G. H. Schoellkoff Saddlery Co.
The ladies parsonage society are preparing an egg rolling for the children on Saturday before Easter.
J. B. Hutcheson of Ft. Worth, Texas representing the Bradley Gin Saw Filer was in Caddo Wednesday.
E. L. Roberts of Yukon, Ok. Represent the New Life blood and nerve tonic, is in Caddo this week.
E. M. Robbins of Terahaute, Ind. has been in Caddo this week in the interest of the Ballard Snow Linament.
The Rev. P. O. Matthews, who has been preaching for several days, closed services Sunday and went south on Monday.
Miss Margery Morris, who has been teaching school at Bennington, took the train Tuesday for her home in Fulton, Missouri.
Sam Mosely of Jefferson, Texas, who has been here for several days visiting his aunt, Mrs. Cocke, returned home Wednesday.
J. A. Lewis of Fort Worth, Texas has been in Caddo this week prospecting for a business location. Mr. Lewis has been merchandising.
Mrs. M. Lynch, dealer in Millinery goods, made an assignment on the 13th inst. to attorney J. L. Rappolee. Assets and liabilities about $1,000 each.
Rev. W. A. Mansfield of Sherman, Texas, has accepted the call of the Baptist church in Caddo and will preach here the fourth Sunday in this month.
The city authorities are building a good bridge on Buffalo street and contemplate the expenditure of a considerable sum of money in public improvements in the near future.
The attendance at the churches on last Sunday was unusually large. There was preaching at three of the churches and all report good congregations. We are glad to note this increase in the number of church going people in our town.
On Sunday the 19th the Rev. C. J. Ralston preached the memorial sermon on the death of B. F. Bryant, who was a member of the W. O. W. The sermon was forceful and appropriate and was attentively listed to by the large and appreciative congregation in attendance.
Ben Siegel, one of Caddo’s most enterprising merchants, has just returned from St. Louis where he purchased a large and well selected stock of general merchandise which in a few days he will offer to the public at prices cheaper than goods have ever been sold in Caddo.
The Farmers and Merchants Bank will open for business on Monday in their elegant new quarters in the Hancock building. This institution fills a heretofore vacant place among the business institutions of Caddo and is sure to do a big business. Caddo is proud of each substantial addition to her business concerns.
Alex Rennie, Sen. One among the most prominent men of the Territory died on the 18th inst. in the 71st year ________ (can’t read two sentences because of black splotches on paper) and engaged in the mercantile business in Tishomingo in which he was very successful and for ___ terms was governor of the Chickasaw Nation. His remains were interred at Tishomingo.
T. M. Vaughn, late of Ladonia, Texas, has located in Caddo and has put in a stock of grocers in the house occupied by J. F. Long.
C. W. Howell of Wapanucka attended the cattleman’s convention at Fort Worth. While here he bought a fine Herford calf.
Dr. L. T. Jackson of Mayhew was in town and subscribed for The Herald.
T. L. Chisholm of Atoka, contractor and builder, is putting up a dwelling house for G. A. Pate of Atoka.
Fred L. Davis, cashier, and Henry Edwards, bookkeeper of the Farmers and Merchants Bank are in Caddo and will be ready for business on Monday. Mr. Edwards is from Sherman where he has been engaged in business.
Mrs. M. Lynch, who has been in bad health for some time, left Wednesday to visit her father who resides in Caddo Mills, Texas. She was accompanied by her attending physician Dr. T. B. Bryan.
Van H. Manning, formerly for the United States Geological Survey corps of the Indian Territory in this city, has been given the superintendency of the Dawes commission survey of the Indian Territory for allotment, headquarters at Atoka. Mr. Manning will have a large force of men under him with one general office and five subordinate offices in the Indian Territory, one of the five located at some point in each of the nations of the Five Civilized tribe. Denison Herald
Ian Maclaren, who is now on a lecturing tour in this country, begins in an early issue of The Ladies Home Journal his latest piece of literary work. It is a series of popular articles in which he defines the relation that a minister holds on his congregation; how a preacher is helped by his people; how a congregation can make the most of a minister, and other phases of the most satisfactory attitude of a congregation to a pastor.
Go to C. A. Hancock’s and buy men’s clothing and ladies cloaks and shawls at a discount of 33 1/3 per cent.
Just see my elegant line of Bibles and Testaments for the holiday trade. They surpass any line ever exhibited in this city. W. P. Wood
It is announced today at Missouri, Kansas and Texas headquarters that the Katy Flyer was an assured fact. It has been concluded to run the first train out of St. Louis on the evening of April 15th. The time schedule has not yet been definitely settled, but there will be a saving between St. Louis and Galveston of at least 12 hours over all other trains. Five new locomotives are in process of construction for service on these trains. St. Louis Republic
Go to Ben Siegel for dry goods, clothing, boots, and shoes, hats, and caps, ladie’s and gent’s furnishing goods, notions, and uptodate line of dress goods at rockbottom pricces.
Mrs. Edna Long writes from St. Louis that she will be in Caddo before Easter with the finest best selected up to date stock of millinery goods eve brought to the Territory and she requests that all who desire to purchase anything in her line will wait and examine her stock before purchasing elsewhere. She will sell her goods cheaper than millinery goods ever before sold in Caddo. The opening will be in the second story of C. A. Hancock’s new brick building.
To the ladies of Caddo, please call on Mrs. Tarpley of Caddo and accept “perfection for woman”.
Dolls! Dolls! Just see our elegant line of dolls. Never been equaled in the city. W. P. Wood
Oriental papers brought by the steamship Victoria contain the following extract from the Republica Filipina, the insurgents’ paper. The Cavite women without distinction of class or age, have unanimously requested, with enthusiasm, to be permitted to take the place of men if the men perish in the struggle against the Americans for the defense of the independence of the Philippines. They say that irrespective of the weakness of their sex, the love of their county will make them strong and will animate them to keen combat against the Americans.
Do you want a good milk cow? If so call on Tom Hyde. He has some fine ones.
Many improvements are noted going on in our town:
R. T. Lynch has erected a business house on Buffalo Street adjoining Smith & Swinney’s drug store which he has partitioned into offices that will be occupied by Attorney Rappolee and Dr. Bryan and Rappolee.
Dr. Long and Attorney Homer are building business houses on the north side of Buffalo Street.
D. McCoy is having two business houses erected, each 22x40 feet. He will also erect two business houses on the east side of Main Street, each 24 by 60 feet. There are to be completed before the first of April.
Contractor Matthews has commenced the building of a large dwelling for Captain Lyle which he says will be the finest house in Caddo.
W. J. Moon is improving his residence lot on Bois d’Arc Street; Mr. Belote, Ben Boydston, and O. P. Byrd are improving their residence lots.
Mr. Emerson Folsom has completed his house in the Harlan addition which his family now occupies. G. A. Pate and W. G. Ward are having dwelling houses built in the Harlan addition.
Mesdames Hunter and Dwight and Mr. King have purchased lots and will soon commence building.
Photographers Clinkscales and McDonald both occupy new dwellings. Mr. Hamer is building two houses on his lot, one for a residence and one for a blacksmith shop.
A Cake Walk
Last night occurred a regular “cullud sawsiety” cake walk at the opera house.
The event was a warm number; the participants had a lot of fun and demonstrated that they possessed some idea of what the typical colored festive occasion was like. The costuming was brilliant and startling and justified the appellation “heated”. Some of the dusky belles surprised their acquaintances by their versatility. The gentlemen were real smooth- some of them- in imitation, and the affair terminated without casualty although there were diamonds in the procession big enough to excite the cupidity of the “gemmen” with the “razzers”.
The judges were E. E. Pitchlyn, I. L. Smith, and W. H. Bates. They decided to award the cake to Arthur Manning and Miss Mary Allen as having executed the most graceful walk.
C. A. Hancock has just received from New York the nicest line of dry goods ever brought to Caddo.
Sewing machines with five years guarantee, worth twenty-five dollars, sold for fifteen dollars at C. A. Hancock’s.
McDonald will give away free of charge 3 dozen photos to the person holding lucky tickets. Tickets free. Call on him for particulars.
Dr. T. B. Bryan returned from Caddo Mills Texas. He reports that Mrs. Lynch is improving.
Buy a sack of fine high patent flour from D. McCoy. He guarantees every sack of it.
C. A. Bilbo will meet the day trains with a hack and will convey passengers to any part of the city. The hack will also call at residences for parties desiring to meet all trains if so ordered.
Ex. Governor W. N. Jones came up from Sherman Thursday and goes to Atoka today.