The Caddo Herald
May 16 1902
Died: Judson Maddox, the 8-month-old boy of W. W. Clinkscales, died at his home last Sunday evening. Interment at the Caddo Cemetery Monday. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of the town in their loss.
Thanks: We desire to thank the good people of Caddo for their kind attention and service toward us during the sickness of our little one who died last Sunday. May God’s richest blessings ever be showered upon them. W. W. Clinkscales and family
Died: A man whose name is unknown was instantly killed at 6 o’clock at Bokchito on the new Arkansas & Choctaw Railroad Saturday night by a premature explosion of dynamite. He was in charge of a force of men engaged in blasting in a cut being made for this railroad. As it was near quitting time he took three sticks of dynamite and hastened to tamp them into the holes drilled to receive them. Two of them were put in place safely but while tamping down the third it exploded. The tamping rod was blown through the man’s hand and a quantity of broken pebbles or broken rock went into his head. His death was instantaneous. The deceased came from Kansas and his relatives, upon being informed of his death, telegraphed to have his remains shipped there for burial.
Caney: Prof. Francis Preston was in Caddo Monday from Preston City (formerly Caney) and told us the department at Washington had heard and acted favorably on the petition of Caney people for the change of the name of the post office and henceforth it will be known as Preston City. The people of that place are very proud of their new name as it is an honorable one and the man for whom it is named had done a great deal for the advancement of the town.
Arrest: Posseman Parker detained a party of traveling people here Wednesday on notice to look out for a kidnapped girl. They are form near Boswell City and were taken to Durant that night by Deputy Wilcox. From what we learned of the case we judge that two men had enticed the girl away from home about a week ago and had kept her in hiding until Tuesday when they took up with this party. The father of the girl says she is only 14 years old and will enter a prosecution against the two men. The examining trial will be held in Durant.
School: The public school closed today. Tonight at the school building closing exercises will be held. The program will consist of music by Wheeler’s band, literary exercise, and a review of work. The school has had a fairly prosperous year and the children have learned something that will be of lasting benefit to them. The teachers and school board have had many difficulties with which to contend and they deserve great credit for what has been accomplished.