The Caddo Herald
August 4, 1899
Miss Hattie Belote is visiting in Savoy, Texas.
R.A. Riddel shipped a bunch of cattle to Kansas City Saturday.
Died: T. W. Hunter is making an extended visit with friends in Denison.
Misses Viva and Ethel Nail are visiting friends in Pauls Valley, Purcell, and Chickasha.
Miss Bettie Sacra, of Purcell, who has been visiting the Misses Nail, has returned home.
Miss Mary Hotchkin, who has been visiting in Atoka and Lehigh, has returned home.
Died: Samuel, the little 18-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Byington, died last Saturday.
Miss Etta Russell, who has been in Oklahoma City for several weeks, returned home.
Mesdames F. R. Grayson and C. A. Hancock are in Chickasha, the guest of Mrs. B. J. Hampton.
Dr. N. Miller left home Wednesday for Dallas and Ft. Worth, Texas and will be absent four or five days.
William Cole, of Lone Oak, Texas, who has been in Caddo several weeks, the guest of his son, A. W. Cole, has returned home.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bilbo and children and Mrs. Sallie Tarpley have gone to Sulphur Springs. They expect to return within ten days.
Miss Edna Green, accompanied by her little cousin, Frank Manuel, departed for Jacksonville, Texas, Thursday on a visit with friends.
Mrs. Lawrence and daughters, Misses Mamie and Nannie, are visiting relatives in Garden Valley, Texas. They will be absent for several weeks.
The hay crop of the Caddo neighborhood has been a large one this year as has been the grain crop. The best land in the Choctaw Nation lies tributary to Caddo.
Mrs. E. T. Hamer, in company with her brother, Ben Payne, and their cousin, Louisa Payne, left Monday to visit relatives and friends in Lone Oak, Texas.
Miss Minnie Stegall, of Whitewright, Texas, who has been visiting in Caddo several weeks with her father and other relatives and friends, made a business trip to St. Louis this week.
Tuesday a carload of Negroes from West Virginia arrived at Coalgate where they will be placed in the mines of the Southwestern Coal Company. This brings their working force of Negroes up to about 125 and there are said to be 100 more on the way for the same company.
Died: Jude Evans, the 18-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Evans, died at the home of his parents in Caddo Monday, of congestion of the brain. The young man was popular with all who knew him and the intelligence of his death was received with universal expressions of sorrow. The funeral occurred Tuesday.
The many friends of Green Burch do not hardly recognize him now. He unintentionally participated in a runaway Saturday evening and got the worst of the game to the extent that his features were so badly skinned and bruised as to change his appearance form that of a handsome young man to the semblance of a defeated price fighter.
Jim Mahana Killed
Jim Mahana, age 27, living about four miles south of this city, was killed Monday evening. The facts as related by the council of Dan Mahana are as follows: Jim Mahana was engaged in a quarrel with his brother, Sam Mahana, when Dan Mahana interceded as peace maker, and was attacked by Jim. Dan attempted to escape from the house but was cornered by Jim and in the struggle both brothers fell and Jim was accidentally killed. No weapons of any kind were used. Jim Mahana, the deceased, leaves a wife and baby, while Dan Mahana has a wife and three children and is 24 years of age. The parties are highly respected people in their neighborhood and the affair is much deplored. Dan Mahana came into Caddo Tuesday morning; surrendered to the officers. He was released upon his own recognizance pending preliminary hearing.
August 18, 1899
The examining trial of Dan Mahana, charged with the murder of his brother recently, was held at Durant Tuesday. He gave bond for his appearance before district court in the sum of $500.