The archives do not contain much from 1905 so I am grateful for these columns in later papers.
The Caddo Herald
April 3, 1925
“20 Years Ago”
The Caddo National Bank moved into their new building still occupied by them.
Trouble was expected in the Choctaw nation over the collection of tribal tax on cattle. All cattle were to be run out of the Territory if the tax was not paid. Later the tax was paid.
Caddo schools were to close April 21- and eight month school.
W. J. Moon was figuring on building a large brick hotel.
Russia and Japan were about to make peace. President Roosevelt later was instrumental in getting the nations together.
There was much building activity in Caddo. New houses were going up. Everybody was busy.
The Muskogee republican city ticket had four negro nominees on it. The democrats won in a walk.
The school board composed of C. H. Elting, Jas. Hogan and John T. Petty was advertising that they would receive applications for school teaching.
D. McCoy was to begin the erection of a large two-story brick.
Miss Wallace’s private school honor roll was: Maud Clower, St. Clair Homer, Eddie Rohde, Dudley Maytubby, Joella Clower.
Issue of April 7, 1905:
The democratic ticket was elected except A. E. Richey for recorder; defeated W. W. Clinkscales by a vote of 114 to 101.
President Roosevelt’s train stopped two minutes in Caddo April 5. The President spoke two minutes. A crowd estimated at 4,000 was at the depot to see and hear him. He was first greeted by a salute of 21 guns as his train came to a stop. He told the people that he soon expected to see a state of Oklahoma. The school children bore flags. Remnants of Troop M Rough Riders were present in uniform. Roosevelt was on his great trip to the Southwest- and where he hunted wolves near Frederic.
G. E. Parker was superintendent of Armstrong Academy. He brought sixty of the boys to see the president.J. A. Phillips left for Whitewright, Texas where he was to take a business course.