The Caddo Herald
August 25, 1899
Arthur Manning and Misses Mamie and Nannie Lawrence went to Durant Thursday. The Misses Lawrence will go out to look after their farms located near Durant.
Mrs. V. R. Knight and her daughter, Miss Kate, leave today for Jones Academy where Miss Knight has a position as teacher for the ensuing nine months. The school will open on the 4th of September under the superintendence of W. A. Caldwell.
Wood King and Frank Hopper, under arrest in Oklahoma City accused of the murder of A. J. Eick, whose decapitated body was found in the river several days ago, were released from custody Tuesday. There was no preliminary hearing because the county attorney did not consider the evidence strong enough to warrant one. It will be remembered that King, who was one time a resident of Caddo, was arrested near here a week or two ago. (From Aug. 18- About two weeks ago a man’s headless body was found in the Canadian River, later the head was found. The officers of Oklahoma City have since been searching for a clue to the murderers. Last Sunday out on 12-mile prairie, Sam Bartell, Sheriff of Oklahoma City, arrested Wood King, well known to Caddo people, for the murder. Bartell said he followed King from Oklahoma City to the place where he was arrested. He found him and his wife camped on the edge of the prairie about ½ mile from Emet. He took the prisoner to Oklahoma City and the wife drove on. She passed through Caddo Sunday.)
Attorney G. W. Goodwin and Mesdames N. M. Nash and M. Taylor of Colbert came up Thursday to go before the Dawes Commission. Mrs. M. D. Surgeon of Sterrett came up Thursday to go before the Dawes Commission.
Miss Ellen Thomas of Bonham, Texas is in the city, the guest of Mrs. W. H. Ainsworth.
Dr. Leroy Long of Caddo, Dr. Hailey of south McAlester, Dr. Hendrix of Goodland, have been commissioned as the Choctaw Medical Board for next year.
A good deal of sickness still prevails in the country, owing to the extended hot weather. None of the cases seem to be serious however. Jones Cobb is recovering from a serious sickness. Mayor Manning is still sick but reported to be improving.
Died: James Persons was stabbed and killed Monday near Yansby in Tishomingo County.
Mr. and Mrs. Lovelace have returned from a visit in Texas.
Miss Haide Castleberry of Lone Oak, Texas, visited friends in the city this week.
Mrs. Cobb, widow of John B. Cobb who once resided in Caddo was in the city Wednesday.
Miss Maggie Cooper of Greenville is in the city, the guest of her relative, Mrs. R. T. Lynch.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Fox of Purcell are visiting the family of Mrs. Fox’s mother, Mrs. M. Manning.
Miss Tennie Freeman returned to her home in Sherman Friday after a visit of several weeks at Caddo.
Miss Rob Beard, who has been visiting in Lone Oak, returned home Monday accompanied by her mother.
Fred Engman spent Saturday and Sunday in Grayson County attending the Old Settlers picnic and reunion.
Mrs. Lawrence and her daughters, Misses Mamie and Nannie returned home this week from a visit in Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Smith and family came down from Coalgate this week and spent several days with friends.
Ben West of Honey Grove, Texas and family went home this week from Sulphur Springs where they have been camping for a few days. Mr. West may decide to locate in Caddo as he says it is the best town he has seen in a trip over the Choctaw country.
Died: Miss Bettie, aged nineteen, the adopted daughter of Mrs. J. H. Franklin of Colbert, died Friday afternoon from an attack of the fever.