The Caddo Herald
September 22, 1899
Supt. T. W. Hunter, Prof. S. L. Morley, Miss Sue Willie Ikard, and Miss Ida Folsom of Armstrong Academy were in the city Saturday.
Mrs. Bettie Stephens, living at the Nail crossing on Blue, passed through the city Saturday enroute to Whitewright to see her son, Thomas, who is very sick.
John Norman, Felix Willis, and C. W. Arnold left Caddo Tuesday for Leavenworth, Kansas where they go to enlist in the army, making six that have left our town to fight the Filipinos. James A. Lander, and Bankston Johnson have enlisted in the army and will go to fight the Filipinos.
J. P. Stanfield and J. D. Cleveland of Jackson were in the city Monday with cotton.
Born: Mr. and Mrs. Jim McGrew are the proud parents of a 10-lb. boy baby born September 13th.
Mrs. Edna Long and Miss Mae Kyle have returned to the city after an absence of more than a month.
A.M. Russell and Mrs. F. F. Tracy left Wednesday for Argyle, Texas where they go to visit relatives.
R. O. Rose of Boggy Depot, who has been spending several days in Texas, returned home Saturday via Caddo.
Dr. Kendrick resigned from the Choctaw Medical Board recently and Dr. McClendon was reappointed to the place.
A.J. Lauderdale, of Albany, and J. S. Creech, of Wade, who have been attending court at Atoka passed through t he city Saturday enroute home.
W. S. Markham of Surry, Texas has been here this week. Mr. Markham is related to the Markham Bros. of Caddo. He is desirous of finding a suitable town in which to establish a permanent school. He now has charge of the Surry Public School assisted by O. L. Davidson. Their intention is to teach an eight month session and then come to the Territory.
Miss Mary Dobson, a teacher of Bloomfield Academy, who has charge of the art class, after spending the vacation with the family of her brother, J. H. Dobson, returned to the Academy Saturday to her position. A very well executed hunting scene by the talented lady ornaments one of the show windows at Smith & Swinney’s Drug Store and attracts much attention.
Tuesday fire destroyed the house and outhouses belonging to Sam Maytubby located just north of the business part of Caddo. The house was occupied by the family of D. O. Beard and originated in the smokehouse during the absence of the family. The furniture was all saved. The residence of Dr. Hamilton adjoining was saved with difficulty. Sparks form the fired ignited the McCoy Gin, but the fire was extinguished.
Mr. and Mrs. McIntyre, movers from Waller county, Texas, camped on the south bank of Blue last Monday night. In the morning when Mr. McIntyre arose to make a fire he discovered an infant apparently three or four days old in a box near his camp. Mr. McIntyre states from appearance it had been brought in a two horse conveyance, but could discover no tracks except of the vehicle and horses and thinks that the party who left it there set it out of the carriage without getting out. One of the tracks made by one of the horses indicated a broken shoe, half gone; another hoof has grown out in front; the other seemed to be unshod. Mr. and Mrs. McIntrye brought the child to Caddo and gave it to Mr. and Mrs. Wilson. It is a pretty little girl and has kept quiet ever since it was discovered. When discovered, it was attired in a neat white dress large enough for a girl of two or three years and wrapped in a piece of red flannel. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson have no children and welcome the little stranger to their home.
Married: Miss Sudie McAlester, daughter of J. J. McAlester, was married recently to a clerk in the general offices of the C. O. & G. Railroad. Miss Sudie has long been considered the belle of the Choctaw Nation. Mr. Fitzgerald is a young man of rare business qualifications and has held a prominent position with the M. K. & T. and has recently been promoted to the position of chief clerk of the local treasurer of the C. O. & G. Railroad at this place. Mr. Fitzgerald is well known and well liked by all.