South McAlester Review
July 21, 1899
Caddo lies in a rich agricultural region and is a prosperous little city of something under 2,000 people. When we visited the place Saturday evening the streets were becoming cleared after the bustle of Saturday’s trade. Mr. Hancock, of the Herald, saw us at the depot and very kindly offered to take us about town and introduce us to some of the leading business men. Later we found an old acquaintance and schoolmate of ours, Mr. C. H. Elting, one of the rising young lawyers of southern Indian Territory. With him is associated Mr. S. J. Homer, National Secretary of the Choctaw Nation, who also attended Kansas University while we were there. Mr. Elting took us in charge and helped us to get acquainted with a number more of leading Caddo people. Several new business buildings are going up here and businesses seems to be good. The people of the town are industrious and contented. Sunday morning we heard some excellent music on the street and found it was the local cornet band starting off for a picnic of their own. This band, mentioned to us as Teddy’s Terrors, is composed of about a dozen pieces. No member is over fourteen years of age and some are as young as six. The organization of this band is due largely to the energy and enthusiasm of Mr. Pace.