New Heritage Day album is posted on the left.
Planning meeting for the Alumni Banquet will be Thursday, October 18, 2pm at the Dairy Queen. Everyone who is interested in helping with the event please attend.
Current News: Mark you calendars for November 24. The date has been set for the Alumni Reunion. Details after next week's planning meeting.
The Caddo Herald
March 15, 1912
Have some good bone dry corn. Bass Co.
Hollis Nicolds was in Durant Wednesday.
Spring goods are arriving daily at Sam Jed’s.
Miss Audra Fox is visiting her parents at Kemp.
Miss Ethel Cobb visited friends in Atoka this week.
Fieldon Gravitt, from Kenefick was here Wednesday.
New spring goods are arriving daily at I. Schaffer’s.
See the new ladies spring hats just received at Sam Jed’s.
W. R. Bowman left yesterday for a business trip to Hobart.
If you want anything in the dry goods line, Sam Jed has it.
Up-to-date line of men’s and ladies slippers at I. Schaffer’s.
New line of men’s shirt for spring now on display at Schaffer’s.
See Bass for feed, seed, all kinds. Bought by the car load.
A.C. Chaney can sell your property if you will list it with him right.
E. F. Nicolds and Richard Nicolds were Durant visitor Wednesday.
A girl came Sunday to make her home with Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Wharton.
My spring line of dry goods is arriving daily. It will pay you to come in and look them over before you buy elsewhere. I. Schaffer
Bass sells No. 2 corn, dry and clean. It will pay you to call and see.
If it’s groceries you want we have it. Everything pure and good. Bass Co.
U. S. Markham left Tuesday to attend the state republican convention at Guthrie.
W. H. Albright, candidate for commissioner was in Caddo from Bokchito yesterday.
Just received two cars of No. 1 pure green dustless Alfalfa. $1.40 per sack. Bass Co.
Rev. Coe will conduct services at the Baptist Church on next Sunday morning and evening.
D. O. Nail will leave Saturday with some fat cattle for the Fat Livestock Show at Ft. Worth.
You will never know the beauties of our spring samples until you examine them. Thompson, Tailor.
John A. Phillips was a Durant visitor Wednesday incidentally telling about his candidacy for sheriff.
J. M. Moore, candidate for Register of Deeds, was in town Wednesday shaking hands with friends.
I have the most beautiful line of spring merchandise in Caddo. Come and see to be convinced. I. Schaffer.
If you want to buy either a sack or a wagon load of feed it will pay you to see Bass. We can interest you.
Just received a car of No. 1 pure green dustless alfalfa. We can supply your wants as long as it lasts. Katy Mill
All kinds of seed corn at Bass.
Good corn chops (sic) made from pure corn, without meal being sifted out. Bass Co.
The Woman’s Club will meet next Saturday afternoon with Miss Ita Wallace. All members are urged to be present.
J. E. Davis went to Kenefick Monday for consultation in regard to the new waterworks system to be installed there.
Bass always has met the situation. They meet it this year with all kinds of feed, chops, shorts, bran, oats. Car lot buyers.
The Herald is prepared to print candidate’s cards quickly and neatly. The cost is not the least attractive feature about our printing.
The Caddo Herald
October 29, 1948
Carrol Chapel H. D. Club
The Carrol Chapel Home Demonstration Cub met Friday afternoon in Community hall.
Mrs. Raymond Hutchens and Mrs. Rupert Rodden hostesses.
Mrs. T. B. Killingsworth presided over a business session in the absence of the president. She also was program leader, subject being “Family Life”.
Song, America the Beautiful.
Mrs. Essie Mae Hamilton was chosen chairman of the committee to decorate floats in parade of the Golden Jubilee.
Members gave the club $22, it being premiums earned at Caddo District Fair.
Friday November 19th it was decided to have a Harvest Day dinner by the Club.
These officers were elected: President, Mrs. J. C. Carlton. Vice Pres., Mrs. Killingsworth. Secy., Mrs. Raymond Hutchens. Reporter, Mrs. J. N. Broadhead.
Three new members received: Mrs. J. C. Carlton, Mrs. Roy Jones, and Mrs. J. N. Broadhead.
Miss Nina Craig, County Home Demonstration agent, outlined a year’s work for the club. Refreshments were enjoyed by 25 members.
Friday, January 29, 1875
Sheridan still holds New Orleans.
Arkansas is still legislating.
Meals at all hours at Jimmy Clinton’s restaurant.
At The Red House, 1000 sacks choice flour and everything else good and cheap for cash.
Business, since the weather moderated, has resumed its usual liveliness.
Our streets are now dry, but before this goes to press they may be all slush again.
Remember the X mark and send in your $1.25 for one year’s subscription to The Star.
Dr. E. J. Lemon left Tuesday for Limestone Gap to remain for the winter.
A bill has passed congress fixing the 1st of January 1879 for the resumption of special payments.
The tax on tea and coffee will likely be revived: fifteen cents a pound on the former and three cents on the latter.
Gen. Miles arrived at Ft. Sill last week under orders to patrol the country between Red River and the Canadian.
We had a horse race Tuesday, one or the other best, but like the old woman about her indigo we have really forgotten which.
Jim Fenlon, of the well known firm of Marchand & Fenlon, returned last week from quite a long trip to the North.
This morning (Wednesday the weather is warm and spring like. It rained slowly all last night and looks like continuing today.
Gen. Cockrell, an ex-Confederate, has been elected to the United States Senate from Missouri, in place of Mr. Schurz, whose term expires on the 4th of March.
Dr. J. B. Jones and his young bride returned on Monday evening’s train from the South. The doctor is looking as nice as if he had just made his escape from a band box.
Mr. O. W. Brown has secured the services of a good miller and will soon have his whole establishment thoroughly organized and in good running order.
The court room in which the Bercher-Tilton trial is going on has been decorated with flowers. This we think very appropriate as it will cast a perfume over the rotten scandal.
February will soon be here and the famers should begin to prepare their ground for a crop. Corn ground should all be broken up in February and the planting done early in March. This is the only way to insure a crop in this country.
We have received the Public Ledger Almanac for 1875 together with the complimentary card of George W. Childs, one of the leading newspaper men of the age. The Almanac contains many valuable statistics.
Ben Carter says the excessive cold weather has somewhat interfered with the working of his mill, but with that exception everything is getting along well. The weather has now moderated and we hope he will be able to furnish Caddo with a bountiful supply of lumber.
NOTICE- The Sheriff of Blue County, C. N. is hereby notified to summon the hands to work the road leading from Caddo to David A. Folsom’s bridge on Blue River, Choctaw Nation, Monday February 1, 1875. G. McPherson, Road Master.
Logan’s remarks in the Senate last week on the Louisiana question were more bitter and clamorous for war than never fell from the lips of Toembs during the stormiest days of sessions. He is evidently in favor of placing four or five of the Southern States under military rule. The question is will such an outrage be permitted? We think it more than likely. The administration is playing a desperate game and will resort to anything to win.
On the 20th inst. the president sent a special message to Congress strongly recommending an appropriation for national defenses; especially for coast defenses and an improvement in our naval armament. This looks ominous for the new government of Alfonso!
Last week the Indian appropriation bill was rejected and with it the “Net Proceeds” and Chickasaw claims. What may be their ultimate fate or whether they will be brought up again this session is difficult to tell. Of course there will be an Indian appropriation bill of some kind passed, but those particular claims may be left out cold as usual.
We are pleased to see our National authorities waking up to the necessity of road working and as they have honored us with an appointment as Road Master we will endeavor to discharge the duties of that position to the best of our ability. Our roads are sadly in need of improvements and we hope to see every one promptly respond to the summons of the Sheriff.
There is a great deal of corn being freighted form this point to Ft. Sill. The Pauls Valley farmers have over done the thing by putting their corn up to unreasonable figures. It is cheaper to buy in St. Louis and haul from here to Sill than to pay the Pauls Valley prices. At all events this is being done and it is reasonable to suppose the contractors are actuated by a mere matter of dollars and cents.
Monday morning early we very unceremoniously stepped into the house of our friend and nearest neighbor, Mr. O. W. Brown and with a smile on his face nearly as broad as a breach in the canal, he turned down the bed cover and exultingly pointed to a bright little babe, fresh from the hands of its maker. It and the mother both doing well.
Mr. Sherman Williams, a colporteur, who has been traveling in this country for the last four years, called to see us Monday. Mr. Williams went from here to Pauls Valley and will extend his trip still further up the Washita. When he leaves the territory this time he expects to return to it no more as his advanced age makes it necessary for him to abandon a business in which there is so much exposure. He has become attached to the country and its people and reluctantly bids them farewell.
We have just received the following communication from Washington City and take pleasure in laying it before our readers. The order referred to was unjust and should never have been issued.
The order issued by Hon. E. P. Smith, Commissioner of Indian affairs, July 5, 1873, in accordance with a communication from the Hon. Secretary of the Interior, dated May 3, 1873, founded on charges of fraud preferred by Mr. J. P. C. Shawles(?) of Indiana, dated April 23rd, 1873 against Douglas H. Cooper and Charles E. Mix, debarring the said Douglas H. Cooper and each individual member of the late firm of Charles E. Mix & Co. from practicing as claim agents before the office of Indian Affairs and from visiting it or conferring with its clerks was by direction of the Hon. Secretary of the Interior, rescinded yesterday the 22 inst.
The theme of this year’s HD was “Volunteers Make a Difference” and in the rural communities of Oklahoma that is certainly true. Many of the events that take place, including HD, would not be possible without volunteers. Many of the jobs that are routinely done in small towns are done by individuals who donate their time, money, and effort to their friends and neighbors.
Some of the most important volunteers are the guys who show up time after time to battle the wild pasture and brush fires that annually threaten lives and property. Our volunteer fire departments were the special honorees this year and are certainly deserving of our honor and gratitude.
The parade marshal was Betty Stanley who has managed the local DQ for thirty years. It would be difficult to find another resident of Caddo who is more respected or who has been more generous with her time and love. Her husband, Jerry, was the Fire Chief from 1968-1988. He also operated the Stanley Garage and maintained the fire equipment. Their four children, Jerry Dale, Randal, Kathy, and Karla all graduated from Caddo, and Kathy now teaches science.
It was a cold blustery day for celebrating but over 200 people showed up for the Buffalo Stampede run at 8am. That was followed by a great parade, music by the Two Lane Highway band, children’s games, and good food. There were lots of hugs and howdys along the streets- I even saw a few people that I had not visited with in ages. I want to thank each and every visitor who braved the cold! See you again next year!
Next big Caddo event is the Alumni Banquet, November 24. Mark your calendar and plan to attend.
The Caddo Star
Friday, December 4, 1874
Rev. Allen Wright requests us to say that he will preach here next Sabbath at 11 o’clock without fail.
Rev. Mr. Johnson, who has been stopping in town for several days on account of the illness of his wife, left Monday evening for Spencer Academy to enter upon the discharge of his duties.
Congress meets Monday.
Business continues lively.
Freight still accumulating at the Depot.
Grant says he has no intention of making any changes in his cabinet.
Additional rooms have been put to the Oklahoma House.
Smith has only two adherents in Arkansas yet and nearly every county heard from.
Our market is kept well supplied with turkeys and venison hams.
The “beautiful snow” does well enough to sing of, but that is about all it is fit for.
Roads good again and freighting to the west lively.
Gen D. H. Cooper and daughter Mrs. Heistor, left Monday for Washington.
McTophrins continued ginning this week and is getting along finely. Bring in your cotton.
The new addition to the depot will be about completed this week.
When you come to town don’t forget to call on Major Young at Hugh Cox’s.
Marchand & Fenlon receive new goods every week.
Frank Fox is increasing his stock.
We notice some nice meat at M. M. Impson & Co. Meat Market.
If you want to see weather as lovely as that beneath the soft Campania skies, come to Caddo, but come quick before it changes.
The Cherokee Council is in session and the main part of their business will be to see how many whites they can deprive of citizenship, and to provide for their annual delegation to Washington to defend a land title which they claim is already secure and indisputable.
If all who are working for Indian monies will pull together this session of Congress there will be no difficulty in getting the appropriations through.
Mr. U. M. Cooper, the artist, has procured a new position chair and made other improvements to his gallery. Call and get your picture taken.
The United States Court at Fort Smith is disposing of the docket rapidly, yet it will likely be the first of January before it gets through.
When a woman once stops to consider an improper proposal she is gone.
Our friend Capt. Welch of the firm of Walner & Welch presented us with a can of Vactrim (?) Oil Blacking which we can recommend as the best preparation extant for the preservation of harnesses, for boots and shoes. A supply constantly on hand at Walner & Welch.
A few days ago Mr. Worden and Mr. Reich killed a very large panther near old Fort Washita. The skin can be seen at Walner & Welch.
$50,000 for ONE DOLLAR- All Texas is thrown into a fever of excitement by the Texas Gift Concert Association at Denison, offering inducements that were never equaled before by any association of the kind. Purchasers of tickets have every assurance that the drawing will be conducted in a fair and impartial manner and the investment of one dollar will surely get the GRAND CASH GIFT of $50,000. Who will be the possessor of the lucky dollar? Apply to the local agent in this place for any information desired.
Were all the hidden wealth of the Indian Territory developed, the splendors of the ancient Ophir would pale before it.
It is reported that Gen’l. Blount is in the Salsbury, N. C. jail with charges of swindling the government in transactions in connection with the Cherokees.
From every indication the hog market will rule at much higher figures this season than it has for many years. It has opened in the north at from 7 to 8 cents.
The newspapers of the west are unanimous in their recommendations of Rowell & Chesman, who have recently established an advertising agency in St. Louis. This is an honest and reliable firm, something we who are so far removed from the great commercial center have so long known the lack of.
We learn that Judge Caldwell is throwing out all little insignificant whiskey cases and discharging the deputy marshals who bring them up. This is very commendable and something that ought to have been done long ago. Only those who are selling liquor in the territory or who make a disturbance by an improper use of it should be interfered with.
Don’t forget, tomorrow is Heritage Day in Caddo! Come join us for a day of fun, food, and memories. We’ll start off early with the Buffalo Stampede 5k run. Lots of events scheduled throughout the day. The Caddo Baptist Gang will meet at the church in the afternoon. Don’t let a little cold weather keep you at home!
The Caddo Herald
April 7, 1899
The grand lodge of I.O.O.F of Indian Territory will convene at Ardmore on April 11th. This will be one of the most important sessions of the grand lodge ever held. The question of establishing a widows’ and orphans’ home will be decided, also a permanent location for the grand lodge. Over 150 past grands it is expected will be in attendance, among whom will be the Past Grand Master William Noble and Past Grands James Arnote, and William Costigan of South McAlester. Mrs. Lewis Schmidt, past president of the Rebekah assembly ad Past Noble Grands Miss Allie Smith and Mrs. Nannie Crocker will attend the sessions of the Rebekah assembly which meets succeeding the adjournment of the grand lodge.
Yes, I will backtrack and try to find the details of the murder.
The Caddo Herald
September 16, 1921
Under 16 Years and Charged with Murder
Preliminary hearing of Ben Headrick and his father J. M. Headrick on charges of jointly killing Odell Simpson, will be held in the county court, Assistant Attorney Stanley Williams said.
“Under the statutes of Oklahoma, persons under the age of sixteen years charged with murder must be heard before a magistrate in the juvenile court and since the juvenile court in this state is the county court, Judge John Finney will pass upon the case of young Headrick who is fifteen and decide whether the boy’s case will go to the district court.
According to local attorneys this law is fashioned after an old Saxon law which is presumed to show whether a child of a certain age was capable of committing a murder.
According to the assistant county attorney this is the second case in the history of this state in which a person under the age of sixteen was charged with murder.
The Caddo Herald
October 5, 1900
A change took place in the officials of Blue County Monday: Judge R. C. Freeny, clerk; Clayourne James, Sheriff; J. W. Durant and ranger T. H. P. Smith retired. J. H. Goforth was installed as judge, J. W. Durant succeeded himself as sheriff, Judge Goforth appointed F. E. Folsom to the office of county clerk and Sheriff Durant appointed Forbes Manning and D. A. Riddle as his deputies. J. E. Nelson is ranger. The retiring officials have done their duty well and there has been no complaint against them; they were efficient and competent and retire with the highest esteem of their constituents. The new officials are trusted and true men and some of them have been in office before. Judge Goforth is a young man, but is in every way competent and well equipped for the position he assumes, being a lawyer by profession.