The Caddo Oklahoma Star
July 2, 1875
The Concert and Festival
The concert and festival of last Friday evening, given by Mrs. Professor Jones and Mrs. Harlan, was well attended and an entire success. The music was of a fine order and well received, especially the last verse of the last piece, “The man who has a scolding wife is lathered pretty well, etc.” Mrs. Jones is a skillful musician…But the Barber Shop was best of all and brought down the house and produced a little foot music and cheering which made the chapel ring in a very civilized way for the space of half an hour. Then came ice cream, lemonade, and cake and interchange of sentiment, compliment, and kindly feelings which are after all the best part of every feast.
Water Tank Needed in Caddo
Water will soon begin to get scarce in Caddo and no public tank yet. It was a great oversight in us to let the wet season pass without attending to this. It is well known that every influence is being brought to bear to take the government freight from us and while we acknowledge its importance to the town, we take no particular pains to retain it. All that is required to settle this question definitely is for us to provide a bountiful supply of water and feed and shelter for the stock and teamsters through the winter. Will we do it?
Those who wish to subscribe to the Star and have no money can pay for it in firewood.
Mr. Bennight, who lives on Judge Loring Folsom’s place near Caddo Hills, brought us a cotton bloom the 25th of June, the first we had seen this season. He said he has ten acres of as fine a cotton as ever grew.
Br. Morrow gives a very flattering account of some three or four Sunday Schools within his missionary field composed entirely of full-blood Indian children. They are getting along much better than many white schools.
July 4th Celebration to be at James Spring
Owing to some soldiers having camped at Beck’s Spring, the Committee of Arrangements have changed the place of holding the 4th of July festivities to James’ Spring, about the same distance from town in a northwesterly direction. The procession will form on Main Street between Walner & Welch’s and the Star office at 8 o’clock a.m.
Sheriff Gardiner Ambushed
As the sheriff of Blue County, Mr. Simeon Gardiner, was returning home from Caddo a few evenings ago, an attempt was made upon his life by a party of white men who were lying in ambush for him a short distance this side of Blue. Mr. Gardiner made his escape and reached a neighbor’s house where he remained till morning.
Rail Road Hotel Ball
There will be a Ball at the Railroad Hotel in Caddo on Saturday night, July 3rd. Ice cream to cool off and good music. Admission for gentlemen and ladies $2.00. Doors open at 7:30 p. m. J. H. Vieno