The Caddo Herald
June 7, 1901
While plowing in his field near ____ Monday, J. Barnett was killed. He was on a cultivator and had the lines around his neck, when his team became frightened and ran away, dragging him some distance fracturing the skull.
Be sure to eat dinner with the ladies of the Presbyterian Church today and tomorrow at the Moon building.
Miss Rathbun gave a musical recital at the home of Miss Fannie Lyle Tuesday afternoon to her patrons and the Music Club. Her pupils showed a gain in knowledge of touch, techniques, and performance. The recital was much enjoyed by all who attended.
It pays to buy at Levine’s Cut Price Store.
Tax Assessor J. T. Jackson has just completed the census of our town and has enrolled 1198 names, 265 of whom are subject to street duty. This is illustrative of our growth. Last year the United States census gave Caddo only 930 population. We have gained more than 250 in ten months according to this.
Prof. S. L. Morley of Armstrong Academy called on us last Saturday and told us of his commencement exercises to be held June 14. The Academy under his management has had a very successful year and we trust it will have many more such. Prof. Morley is a gentleman and a scholar and deserves the trust imposed in him by the Choctaw people.
The ladies will give a dinner at W. J. Moon’s brick on Buffalo street today and tomorrow. You pay 25c and eat all you want.
The Choctaw Live Stock Protective Association holds its regular meeting in Caddo today and tomorrow. There will no doubt be a large attendance, as they are here anyway to visit the fair and races. Many of them have excellent exhibits on the grounds. A sale of fine cattle will occur tomorrow. Anybody looking for a good time will not have to look long, for we have every kind.
At the residence of Mrs. C. A. Hancock last Thursday night the Caddo Music Club held an elegant reception. Owing to the very heavy rain, only a small party were present, but those who braved the elements were amply repaid for so doing. The Music Club is one of Caddo’s most popular social organizations and has done much to promote a taste for better things in our community. May the Club always prosper. Elegant seasonable refreshments were served.
Last Saturday Prof. S. L. Morley brought the Academy baseball team to Caddo and engaged in a real interesting game with our boys. The game was close and exciting, abounding in both good and bad plays and in one of the bad times the visitors ran ahead of the home boys who were never able to overcome the lead. At the close of the 9th inning the score was 12 to 9 in favor of the visitors. The young students were very jubilant over their well earned victory and returned home rejoicing.
Capt. J. S. Boyd, known to many Caddo people, died at his home in Ardmore Monday after a lingering illness.
Dr. N. J. Hamilton was in from Bokchito Tuesday. He called at The Herald office and ordered us to print the election tickets for the Bokchito town election which is being held today. Following are the candidates for the various offices: for mayor, M. J. Kelley, W. W. Steakley; for recorder, C. S. Lewis; for aldermen, M. M. Impson, G. W. Edwards, N. J. Hamilton, C. W. Edens, J. H. Bugg. We are not acquainted with all the candidates, but know some of them to be mighty good men and we know they will when elected to their best for the upbuilding of that prosperous little burg. They also want the Caddo Board of Trade to fix up the road to their town.
A meeting of the new school board was held Monday. Four members were present; W. P. Wood was elected president and I. P. Smith secretary. Ballots for length of term were taken and C. A. Hancock and W. P. Wood got one year; P. W. Arnold and G. W. Phillips got two years, and T. W. Hunter and I. P. Smith got three years. The board agreed to adopt the system of books now used by the Choctaw school. They adjourned to meet the last Saturday in June. Meantime several called sessions may be held. The board is anxious to get to work and have for our town a good system of schools. We believe they will succeed.