This is a fascinating set of “locals” because it includes so many different items- ads, news of an eclipse, shootings, a birth announcement, political activities, new buildings, social activities, and ball game scores.
The Caddo Herald
June 1, 1900
Dr. N. Miller, dentist.
Binder twine at Smith and Cobb’s.
Get croquet sets at Smith and Swinney’s.
Miss Dovie Savage of Bells, Texas was visiting her brother in the city last week.
Smith and Cobb have the best lot of binder twine.
Jim Savage attended to business at Durant Tuesday.
Craig and Savage for cheap cash groceries, free delivery.
J. R. Knight was in from Mayhew last Thursday. He will move his stock to Bennington soon.
Get your prescriptions filled at Smith and Swinney’s.
Judge C. H. Elting went to Ardmore on business this week.
Get fishing tackle, lines, etc. at Smith and Swinney’s.
Get marbles, tops, and kits for the boys at Smith and Swinney’s.
Decoration Day was not perceptibly observed in Caddo Wednesday.
E. P. Goforth of Wapanucka was in the city Saturday on business.
Dr. Miller can cure any case of scurvy and tighten all loose teeth.
For sale: one second-handed binder, cheap. C. A. Bilbo.
Wanted, two hundred shotes; will buy none but good stock. J. C. Hampton
W. M. Lawson, a prominent stockman for Durwood, is in Caddo this week.
Jim Williams has moved his pool table upstairs over Arnold and Attaway.
See the elegant gold watches, chains, and charms of W. F. Dodd. He carries only the very best grade.
Mrs. Tennessee Hunter of Mayhew and Mr. and Mrs. J. A. King of Jackson were in the city Saturday.
The Herald is authorized to announce the name of Thomas W. Hunter for representative of Blue County.
T. H. P. Smith has been appointed by Gov. McCurtain as ranger for Blue County vice Levi Goforth, deceased.
C. B. Dorchester, cashier of the Merchants and Planters Bank of Sherman, Texas, was in Caddo Wednesday.
Our soda fountain is now open to the public. Come around when you need cooling off. Craig and Savage
If you are looking for a good second binder, I have what you want and will sell it cheap. C. A. Bilbo
Both diamond and gold rings are kept in stock. See my line of jewelry novelties. W. F. Dodd
We carry the famous McCormick binders, mowers, and reapers and rakes. Try them. Smith and Cobb
W. P. Booker returned from Pilot Point, Texas Saturday bringing with him his children who were there attending school.
Mrs. C. B. Farrington returned home Tuesday from Marlow where she had been visiting the family of her father, D. R. Rogers.
Mesdames W. H. Ainsworth and Sallie Tarpley, and little girl Ruby and Miss Katie Adams spent the day in Denison Monday. (There is a picture of Sallie Tarpley in the museum. She took care of the Bilbo children who both died in the summer of 1899.)
For summer tours, lake and sea side, ask any Katy agent for information or write James Barker, G. P. & T. A., St. Louis, Mo.
W. P. Wood has added a new prescription case to his already large drug store. It is twelve feet wide, and adds much to the appearance of his store.
E. R. Noble, representing the Denison Herald, was in the city Wednesday enroute to Armstrong Academy to attend the commencement exercises.
Mike LeFlore, Lon and Ed Morris, Colman Robinson, and Carl Folsom have returned from Jones Academy which they attended the last term.
We have in a new car load of McCormick binders , mowers, and reapers. Let us sell you your farm tools. Smith and Cobb
We have ice for sale, we guarantee a saving to your; give us your orders, we make deliveries every morning. Craig and Savage
From June 2 to 10 I will sell my stock of Matting and Furniture at actual cost for spot cash; no goods charge in this sale. J. F. Lamb in Opera House block.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Fox, son-in-law and daughter of Mrs. M. Manning, and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Galimore, all of Purcell, are visiting in Caddo this week.
The sun’s eclipse was viewed by many of our people Monday morning. It was almost total here, but did not remain so very long. Smoked glass came into use.
Are you going to paint? If so, and want to use the best materials it will pay you to get a few ideas on painting from W. P. Wood. He is up to date on paint.
A newcomer made its appearance at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Rappolee on May the 26th. It is a boy and weights eleven pounds. He is a Wolverton boy. (political reference)
The pupils of Mrs. Hamilton and others were given a picnic in Tol Morris’ pasture Wednesday. A good sized crowd was out and a good time was had by all.
Call and see Miss Elinora Cooper and Mrs. Mattie Lynch for dresses and hats made to order. Children’s caps and hats. It will pay you to see them before buying.
The Choctaw Live Stock Protective Association will meet at Lehigh tomorrow to attend to such business as my come before it. All stockmen are invited to attend.
I can supply the purest leads, oils, and colors for your painting cheaper than you can buy the cheapest mixed paints. Why use an inferior article when the best will cost no more? (no name listed)
At the supper given by the ladies of Presbyterian Church last Friday night some $15 was cleared. Everyone who attended had a good time and considered their money well spent.
Bud Maytubby, in his trial at Ardmore last week for shooting a negro from the north bound local near Colbert last fall, was released on $500 bond. His trial will come off in November.
I am now ready once more to accommodate my friends and customers in dressmaking and millinery. I insure all work to be done in first class style. Call and see me. Mrs. Mattie Lynch.
Mothers who would keep their children in good health should watch for the first symptoms of worms and remove them with White’s Cream Vermifuge. Price, 25 cents. Sold by W. P. Wood.
The Atoka Democratic Club Tuesday night by a vote of 83 to 42, elected and instructed its delegates to vote for Dr. Wolverton. This shows which way the people in this section of the country think.
The contract for the building of the new quarters for the Choctaw National Bank was let Tuesday to J. J. Dice to be completed within 40 days. Work will begin at once and rushed to completion.
The Armstrong Academy boys came up here last Saturday to play ball with our boys and were defeated in an interesting game by a score of 23 to 8. A large crowed of people went out to witness the game and were pleased at the exhibition.
You feel better at once after using Herbine; you enjoy food more, and you get more nourishment and invigorating force out of what you eat. Hence, Herbine makes you strong, vigorous, and cheerful. Price 50c. Sold by W. P. Wood.
I have water damaged goods to sell to highest bidder regardless of cost. You will please call in at once and make your wants known. See the inducements and hand in the price always with whatever you buy. At the old stand, E. T. Hamer, Hardware and Implement Dealer, West Buffalo Streets, Caddo, I. T.
All democrats desiring their names on the roll of the Caddo National Democratic Club should hand them to me or where I can get them by next Thursday, June 7 as I have to send in the rolls to the executive committee by that date. G. A. Crossett, Sec’y.
Strayed or stolen last October, one strawberry roan horse 15 to 16 hands high, 5 years old, branded thus: 7B. Small white spot on back. Will pay $5 for information of said horse or $10 for his delivery to me at my place 8 miles west of Atoka. R. D. Betts
The Shawnee Indians have been holding their spring “Stomp Dance” a few miles in the country from Vinita at the regular dancing grounds of the tribe. The Shawnees turned out en masse to the dance. Some of them came from a distance and went to camp in their tents.
Mayor Dodd, John Jackson, J. C. Parker, Chas. McPherren, W. H. Wheeler, and others went to Durant Wednesday to be a the examining trial of John Jackson for shooting Jim Seat, a negro, while resisting arrest. Jackson was bound over to the grand jury by a $2,500 bond which he readily made.
The Caddo boys went to Armstrong Academy Wednesday, engaged the boys at that place for the third time in a game of ball, and were defeated by a score of 5 to 7. Our boys won the first two games so they have nothing got be sorry for. Some of the boys complain of unfair treatment by the umpire. Score:
Caddo 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 1- 5
Armstrong 0 0 1 0 2 3 1 0 x-7
Col. Thos. Marcum and S. M. Rutherford, of Muskogee, addressed a well attended meet of the Caddo National Democratic Club last Friday night. Col. Marcum spoke in his own favor while Mr. Rutherford favored Dr. Wolverton. Both made good speeches which were enjoyed by all who heard them. The club, by a vote, deferred electing delegates until last night, which occurred too late for this issue.
The Herald, in this issue, announces the name of T. W. Hunter for representative of Blue County. Mr. Hunter needs no words of praise from the Herald; he being well known to the citizens of Blue County. He now holds the position to which he seeks election which he has filled to the satisfaction of his constituents and to the credit of Blue County. His re-election will insure our people that their interests will be well and diligently looked after. A vote for Tom Hunter is always placed right.
Saturday evening in company with Chas. E. McPherren, John Jackson, and Dr. Miller, the editor made a trip to Mayhew to be at a meeting of the democratic club of that place and to make the acquaintance of the people of that place. Those people out there gave us treatment which will long be remembered with gratitude. The speakers of the evening were T. W. Neal of Poteau and Chas. E. McPherren. The club elected two delegates- Dr. Lunch and Tom McReynolds, to Ardmore and did not instruct them. The visitors are under special obligations to the Messrs. Duncan, Dr. Lynch, Tom McReynolds, J. R. Knight, and the democratic club. Truly the Mayhew people are hospitable.
Messrs. J. H. Nail and W. H. Masterson are making extensive arrangement to have a race meeting in Caddo June 28, 29, and 30. Three races are to be run each day to suit horse in attendance. A track a half mile round is being made and by next week will be ready for use. The owner of each horse entered will have to pay 10 per cent of the purse to be run for, of which there are two $100 and one $50. If interest enough is shown in this matter these gentlemen may build a kind of racing park and have more races.