The Caddo Herald
November 22, 1901
One Train Robber Confesses
At Antlers Tuesday W. D. Stearns, leader of the Caney train robbers, pled guilty in the U. S. Court and was sentenced to life imprisonment. Stearns attorneys sought to lessen the sentence if their client would plead guilty, but the court refused to grant their request and the plea of guilty was made. The two remaining robbers are on trial today and will likely be found guilty. The prosecution is using their three confessed confederates as witnesses against them.
A.P. Brauderick is opening up a new butcher shop across the street from The Herald office.
Born: Monday morning to Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Burch, a fine girl. Both mother and child doing well.
Miss Annie Crossett, sister of the editor, arrived in Caddo Sunday and will assist in the publication of The Herald.
Rev. James of Durant will occupy the Baptist pulpit next Sunday in the absence of the pastor, Rev. Maddox, who is being treated in Fort Worth.
Jacob Schaufer has come back to Caddo to work after some three months spent at the machine shop in Denison.
A.L. Brewer, from Ego, has purchased the restaurant business of F. T. Rex in Caddo and is now running it.
John Droke has sold the restaurant business near the depot, which he bought from A. J. Vaughn, to Johnson Bros., who will continue the business.
A.J. Vaughn has opened up his grocery stock and lunch counter on North Arkansas Street and is ready for all the trade that comes.
G. Miller and wife and Dr. Province and Misses Kelley and Edith Wright took a pecan hunt to Blue last Sunday. Mesdames W. F. Dodd, E. T. Hamer, O. R. Nance and J. O. Abney and Miss Anna Dodd and Mr. E. T. Hamer and J. O. Abney took a pecan hunt Monday. They report lots of fruit and nuts.
Tom Benson, who for this season has been buying cotton for the Caddo Gin Co., has gone back to Durant.
Services were held the first time in the new Methodist Church Sunday morning. The building is nearly completed, lacks only the finishing. It is indeed a neat looking church edifice and is a credit to the town.
Bat Lane was in to see us Monday. He told us an interesting history. He came to this country from Ireland thirty years ago and has lived near Caddo and hopes success may ever attend him.
T. A. Alexander began last week as night watchman for the town. This week he is acting as City Marshal in the absence of J. T. Jackson.
George Russell, who has for the past year held a position with The Herald, left Mondays to take a position offered him by the Indian Citizen of Atoka. George is a good printer and workman and we cheerfully recommend him anywhere.
Died: T. L. Lauderdale was in from Bokchito yesterday and paid The Herald a call. He informed us of the sad death of his stepson, J. J. Beams, who was drowned at the mouth of Island Bayou on Red River on the night of November 7th. The remains were interred in the Bokchito Cemetery Monday, November 11.
A large number of young people gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Allen Wednesday night and proceeded to enjoy themselves. They played all sorts of games, engaged in happy social converse, and ate refreshments of fruits. They went home at an early hour in the morning, each guest assuring the entertainers that they had spend a most delightful evening.
Married: At the home of the bride’s brother, Eric Holm, in Caddo, Sunday evening at 7 o’clock, Mr. James W. Mullins and Miss Ida Holmein were united in marriage, Rev. J. A. Trickey officiating. The many friends of the bride and groom wish them a happy life. The young couple will make their home in Caddo, Mr. Mullins being engaged in the barber business.
Tuesday about noon J. T. Tyler of Boggy Depot lost a grip containing, besides some clothing, a purse containing $100. He advertised it with cards and that evening the grip was delivered to The Herald minus the money. Mayor Maddox has been investigating the case as several parties had possession of the grip before it was delivered, with the hop of recovering the money.