The Caddo Herald
December 7, 1900
W. B. Butz, who has had charge of the affairs of Spencer Academy, has been appointed to the place of Superintendent of Jones Academy at Hartshorne, in place of Mr. Stearn, deceased. Antlers American
Ardmore, I. T. Dec. 2- Suits Against Non-Citizens
Many suits are being filed in the United States Court here by members of the Chickasaw Tribe of Indians to dispossess non-citizens who are occupying their lands. Many thousands of acres of land were leased to white farmers who cultivated the lands and made improvements thereon. The leases are about to expire and the Indians want their lands to take their allotments. The non-citizens have filed suits showing that they have made lasting and valuable improvements and under the Curtis Bill they are allowed benefit from their improvements, but must show proof in court. As the docket is congregated with these suits it will take years to dispose of them. Trouble is feared between the whites and Indians in the interior country.
Paris, Texas, Dec. 4- Miss Della Wilson, a bright, comely and intelligent young lady of 19 years, passed through Paris today on the way to Kosoma, I. T. to join her father whom she had not seen for seventeen years. She related a romantic story. Her father was an artist. Her mother died while they were living in Arkansas. She was then only two years old. When her mother died her father left her with her grandmother and became separated from her. The grandmother died while she was still a child and an aunt took her. In a short time the aunt moved away, but before leaving a man and his wife, who were neighbors and had no children, persuaded the aunt to let them have her. The child was given another name and grew up in ignorance of who her parents were. She finally discovered that they were not her parents. Realizing that she was getting old enough to attend school and her foster parents allowing her to grow up in ignorance, she says that she left them, went to Arkadelphia and worked for her board while she attended school For a long time she was engaged in an effort to ascertain the whereabouts of her father. Her efforts were finally crowned with success. She wrote to him and revived a joyous reply to come to him at once.
E. W. Usher, a nursery man living near Lehigh, has been here several days this week disposing of fruit trees.
A new plank walk has been built across the street from Smith & Swinney’s Drug Store leading to the bank building.
Married: At the residence of the brides’ father, George Boydstun, Charles W. Jones to Miss Lucretia Boydstun. Judge J. H. Goforth officiating.
W. A. Rappolee, of Smithland, Kentucky, a brother of Attorney J. L. Rappolee, arrived in the city Friday and will probably make Caddo his home.
Mesdames Henry Speaks and S. T. Bently and B. C. Wigand, of Durant and Colbert, were here Monday. They are sister Rebekahs and came to meet with Grand Master Harris.
Dr. R. P. Dickey, of Folsom, who has been visiting in Denison, passed through Caddo Monday enroute to Muskogee to attend a meeting of the Medical Association.
Mr. and Mrs. Jones visited Atoka Tuesday. Mr. Jones went to see the Dawes commission for the purpose of establishing his newly acquired right to citizenship in the Chickasaw Nation.
H. E. Burke, of Chicago, was here this week. Mr. Burke was resident of Caddo for many years, in fact we might say he was raised here. When the war with Spain broke out Mr. Burke enlisted in the army and went to Tampa, Florida and was placed in the Quartermaster’s Department. He still retains his position and is now in Chicago.
Amos K. Bass, manager of the Caddo Opera House, will have the opera house overhauled at once and new scenery put in. He has secured several good plays for December.
It is reported here Thursday that Joe Black of this place has been arrested between here and Denison on a charge of introducing. It is alleged that Black went to Denison and purchased or procured a trunk of whiskey which he had shipped into the Territory. Officers’ spotted the trunk and followed it, arrested Black on the train. Those who were asked about it gave us the above information and told us that Black was carried to Atoka jail Thursday morning.
Tom Anderson, a young man about 21 years of age, was arrested Sunday by policeman J. C. Parker and Marshal J. N. Jackson about eight miles east of Caddo. The charge upon which Anderson was arrested was that of rape alleged to have been committed in Lamar County several months ago. Anderson had been indicted by the grand jury of Lamar County on the charge. Sheriff G. W. Martin came up after the boy Monday night and returned with him Tuesday.
Mention was made last week of the arrest of Dr. Croslin and wife on a charge of theft form the residence of E. G. Coyle living east of Caddo. Mr. and Mrs. Croslin had their trial in Durant Tuesday and were acquitted by a jury.