The Caddo Herald
February 27, 1903
Reliable implements: E. Bates & Son.
W. J. Moon returned from St. Louis Wednesday.
Hats, hats, a slaughter sale in hats at Rutherford’s.
Miss Willie Moorehead visited relatives at Atoka the first of the week.
R. T. Lynch, J. F. Lamb, and J. N. Dupree were business visitors to Caney Tuesday.
Kingman cultivators and planters. The best made. For sale by J. F. Lamb.
R. A. Riddels and C. A. Hancock were business visitors to Fort Worth this week.
A ten pound boy arrived at the home of Price Hill four miles west of town Wednesday.
Almost anything buggies. Edward Bates & Son
A fine nine pound girl arrived at the home of George Boydstun west of town last Sunday.
For Sale: A 4 horse power steam engine. Peter Bloom
C. E. McPherren, C. H. Elting, and J. L. Rappolee were business visitors to Atoka this week.
Born February 20 to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Harrod, a ten pound boy. Mothers and child doing well.
Ben Siegel returned last Friday from St. Louis. He reports it having been much colder there than here.
I have for sale several hundred peach and apple trees of the very best varieties. A. C. Joyce
Mrs. R. T. Styron returned Sunday to her home at Shreveport, La after several weeks visit with relatives in Caddo.
After the closing of the public school the Choctaw school will take non-citizen pupils. G. W. Ferguson
J. F. Starks of Bennington was in town Wednesday and made The Herald an appreciative call. He is a subscriber and renewed his faith.
I have 80 head of high grade Shropshire sheep for sale. J. C. Hampton
Misses Frances Pyrtle and Maggie Guthrie of Honey grove visited Mrs. H. G. Huffman in Caddo from Friday to Sunday of last week.
Mrs. Laura Bass returned to her home at Clinton, Texas after spending three weeks here as the guest of the family of James K. Bass Sunday.
Mrs. R. O. Ragan spent Monday in Caddo, the guest of her son, Robert Ragan. Mr. Ragan is the efficient operator for the Katy here.
John Fitts, the electrician for the electric light company, was called to Whitesboro, Texas on account of the illness of his sister.
Caddo young folks enjoyed snowball- the street parade of the Mahara minstrels last week and made life a burden for the trick bicycle rider for a few minutes.
Amos K. Bass has purchased the interest of Ira L. Smith in the Caddo new opera house and will continue it in the future. The deal was made last Saturday and Mr. Smith will make his home in Durant.
Notice is hereby given that the Choctaw school will be held in the Choctaw court house after March first. C. A. Bilbo, Trustee
Mr. and Mrs. Ira L. Smith left Saturday for Durant where they will make their future home. They have lived in Caddo a long time and made many friends who regret to lose them as citizens of Caddo, but wish them success in their new home.
Hogan Bros. have moved their grocery stock into the brick east of the post office, formerly occupied by Singer and Rothbaum, where they are better prepared than ever to take care of your grocery wants and they cordially invite you to call and see them.
The handsome saddle horse which will be presented to General Gordon at the reunion of the Confederate Veterans at New Orleans in May will be brought here on the day of General Gordon’s lecture by the owner, Capt. B. S. Ellis.
Mrs. Myrtle Underwood and Miss Ita Wallace will begin a subscription school Monday March 2nd in Caddo and solicit the public patronage. Both these ladies have been employed in the public schools and have given excellent service. All grades will be taught and every care taken of the children in their charge.
Mid the strains of rag time music and wading ankle deep in mud, Mahara’s Minstrels, with their brass band and Creole belles, paraded our streets last Friday and at night bowed to a small crowed at the opera house. Their jokes and songs were all very ancient, but their specialties and dancing was good. All in all it was a pretty fair show for its kind.
Gen. J. B. Gordon will lecture at South McAlester on March 3, his subject being “The Last Days of the Confederacy”. From Durant to South McAlester the Katy has made a rate of one fair for the round trip. A number of Caddo people will take advantage of and go to hear him; they will also try and induce the general to stop off at Caddo for a day.
Last Sunday at Caddo Mills, Texas, Miss Eleanor Cooper and Mr. D. D. Lynch were married. Miss Cooper has many friends in Caddo, she having lived here several months and is the sister of Mrs. J. D. Freeny and Mrs. R. T. Lynch. The groom is a brother of R. T. Lynch of Caddo and is a most estimable young man. At present he is a Katy fireman. Their many friends in Caddo wish the young couple much happiness.
Cattlemen around Caddo report their stock in bad condition. The cattle seem to be afflicted with a peculiar disease which is playing havoc with them generally. Mr. E. G. Baxter, who is the owner of about 1700 head, said to The Herald this week that out of 487 cattle he had lost over 100 this season. The first signs of disease would show by the throat swelling, then the eyes would run and they would fall over and die. He also stated that his native cattle were doing well, but that is was the Texas cattle which were afflicted with this peculiar disease. C. A. Hancock, Amos K. Bass, and numbers of other cattlemen lost quite a lot of cattle during the last cold spell, some from the disease above mentioned, and some from the wet cold weather.