Caddo Oklahoma Star
April 25, 1876
Dry weather, grass knee deep, corn growing finely, and streets hard as a rock.
The young folks will have a picnic on blue May 1st.
Quite a quantity of buffalo robes and raw hides were brought in last week from the west for shipment north.
Hundreds of farms in the Choctaw Nation are lying uncultivated this year because of the rigid permit law.
Mr. F. R. Grayson, who has the farms of Mrs. Harlan and Walner & Welch near this place rented, has the best wheat we have ever seen at this season of the year. He has about 110 acres in all and the heads of the early variety are now more than half grown.
Boy Lost- Robert F. Smith left his home in Adair County, Missouri, April 1871, worked in a nursery at Leavenworth, drove a team to Fort Sill, was cook on a farm near Ellsworth, Kansas in October 1872. He is 26 years old with blue eyes and brown hair. Has a scar on the lower part of the right ear and one on the right knee. Who ever can tell of him will pour sunshine into the heart of his mother; address Xantippe Smith, Kirksville, Missouri.
Transfer Bill- The Transfer Bill passed the house by a vote of 139 to 49. The act gives all religious denominations a free and equal right to erect and maintain churches and school buildings on Indian reservations, and allows Indians who have adopted habits of civilized life to become citizens of the United States without forfeiting their right to share in the tribal property.
May 9, 1876
Died on the 3rd inst. Mrs. Emma Harrison, wife of William Harrison and the daughter of the late Col. William Riley.
McFarland, who killed Richardson some years ago for the seduction of his wife, died on the 6th inst.
Mrs. Chapin, who for some time passed has been teaching the school at this place, left last Wednesday on the northbound train.
Mr. James Fenlon, of the house of Marchand & Fenlon of this place, returned last week from a quite protracted visit to the north.
The funeral sermon of the late Maj. S. Harlan will be preached at this place on the 21st inst. at 11 o’clock by Rev. J. Y. Bryce of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.
Rev. Allen Wright filled his appointment at this place Sunday. Rev. Allen Wright, who has recently made a visit to the eastern part of the Choctaw Nation, reports that section in a benighted condition. No mails, now newspapers, and no lights.
By a private letter from Atoka, we learn that on the 6th inst. the dwelling house of J. D. Davis, together with his kitchen and dining room furniture, were destroyed by fire. Cause, a defective flue. Loss $1,000. This is the second time Mr. Davis’ house has been burned on the same spot. It is a serious loss and we are truly sorry to hear of it.
Last week we had a call from Judge G. W. Thompson of Armstrong Academy. Judge Thompson represents the progressive element of the Choctaw Nation and for the sake of an office is not afraid to express his opinions.