The Caddo Herald
July 12, 1901
Mrs. D. A. Robb was in Caddo this week, the guest of Mrs. C. A. Bates.
Mrs. J. A. King was in town form Jackson Wednesday visiting and shopping.
Mrs. C. B. Farrington and family spent two days with friends at Bokchito this week.
Peter Hamer, the excellent blacksmith, gave us a nice order for job printing this week.
Dr. and Macon Green, Arch McGill, and Ed Bursby went to Mayhew Wednesday to bring in some cattle.
Misses Ira Hopkins and Minnie Hays, from Denison, have been spending the week in Caddo, the guest of Mrs. Ira L. Smith.
Mr. Fred Werline visited relatives here this week. Charlie and Cecil Bilbo returned with him to Denison to visit for a week.
Mrs. Harriet Pace was in town from Bennington last Friday attending to business. She bought two fine pigs from A. C. Joyce.
Mrs. M. Manning, Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Manning, and Miss Gertrude Thompson left Sunday to attend the Confederate reunion at Sulphur Springs.
Misses Grace and Edith Malone returned Wednesday to their home at Whitesboro, Texas, after spending a week with Miss Byride Maddox.
Misses Byrne and Lucille Rogers, after spending two weeks with their sister, Mrs. I.P. Smith, returned to their home at Whitewright, Texas yesterday.
G. T. Clinkscales from Bagwell, Texas, is in our town this week visiting his brother, W. W. Clinkscales. He is prospecting and is much pleased with this country.
Rev. McCullough, formerly of Clarksville, Texas, who has been invited to fill the Presbyterian pulpit temporarily, met his father in Bells, Texas Monday, returning that afternoon and are establishing in the Presbyterian mance on Harlow Street.
Oran O. Oldham arrived in Caddo last week form Shawnee, O. T. He will in future make his home here. He ws here some two years ago associated with his father in the insurance business. He will again become one of the firm of J. W. Oldham & Son.
J. L. Rappolee, H. Edwards, H. T. Chiles, W. H. Wheeler, H. Meothart, F. W. Hainey, J. V. Hardie, Amos K. Bass, B. F. Maddox, and R. A. Riddels went to El Reno this week to register for homesteads in the new country.
Married: Guy Harrison and Miss Anna Reeder were married at Folsom last Sunday. Guy is a young man of many good qualities and Miss Anna is the daughter of J. G. Reeder at Folsom and is well loved by all who know her.
Rev. and Mrs. C. E. Hotchkin, living five miles south of Caddo, on last Wednesday invited quite a number of their friends to a dining and all that were brave enough to face the elements felt amply repaid by the the enjoyable time while here.
Miss Fannie Lyle, in her delightful way, entertained the Euchre Club last Friday afternoon at her home.
W. P. Booker showed us some fine early corn yesterday morning which the drought did not injure. It was early northern variety and the ears were twelve inches long, filled with fat grains. He has sixteen acres of this and says it will make about thirty-five bushels to the acre. Mr. A. M. Russell has about forty acres which will make at least thirty bushels to the acre.
W. M. Bates Dead
Last Friday morning early, Mr. F. R. Grayson found W. M. Bates in the front yard of his hotel in a dying condition. Earlier in the night Mr. Bates had taken an overdose of Morphine; several persons saw him swallow the medicine, but did not think it was on overdose. He died at 10:40 o’clock this morning. Funeral services were held at the Caddo Cemetery Saturday evening at 4 o’clock. Mr. Bates had many friends in Caddo, was at one time postmaster, and up to a few years ago was well to do. Recently he had been away from Caddo but returned only a day or two before his death. His friends here regret his demise.