The Caddo Banner
May 31, 1895
Dr. Veary’s school closed last Wednesday after a successful session.
Mr. L. N. Thurman, a popular merchant of Wapanucka, was here on business Tuesday last.
Mr. E. G. Lloyd of Durant attended the supper given by the ladies at the Opera House last night.
Mr. Harry Bates, our popular hardware merchant, visited Dallas and Fort Worth on business this week.
Mrs. W. P. Wood was quite sick the early part of this week. We are glad to learn that she is convalescing nicely.
Mr. Page was in form the Ward brick yard, a few miles from town, Wednesday and reports that they first kiln, contains 52,000 brick, has just been burned, which he thinks from all indications will prove first class.
We regret to learn that Miss Amelia Manning was on the sick list last week. She is about well again.
Mr. Robert Knight of the Bennington neighborhood, left Wednesday upon an extended visit to Corsicana, Texas.
A man named Patterson, at Durant, was arrested there Wednesday charged with attempted rape of a ten-year-old girl.
Mr. Ellis Bradley left last Saturday night for Fort Worth, Texas, where he will visit his uncle for a number of days.
Business is reported to be rather quiet at present, yet we hear no grumbling. Everyone seems satisfied with doing well.
Mr. Charles Manning made a sale of 100 head of 3 and 4 year old beef cattle to Mr. J. M. Morgan of Durant. Price unknown.
Mr. J. M. Moody from the Wapanucka neighborhood was here this week and reports the crop prospects in his section as being most excellent.
Captain Joe J. Ranton, the efficient bookkeeper and salesman at the Harrison mercantile house made a business trip to Denison and Sherman last Monday.
Be sure to attend the supper at the Opera House tomorrow night. Among a variety of other amusements a pretty young lady and handsome young gentleman are to be auctioned off. Territorial title to the purchaser. A most enjoyable evening is anticipated. Don’t miss it.
Mr. A. J. Evans, a prominent businessman of Pontotoc, Texas, is visiting the family of Mr. A. L. Flore near town. Mr. Evans is in ill health and has sought the balmy air of this delightful climate in which to rest and recuperate his enervated system. He is highly pleased with Caddo and the surrounding country.
We exceedingly regret that the want of space forbids an extended notice of the splendid entertainment given at the Opera House last night, by the ladies for the benefit of the Presbyterian Church. Notwithstanding the rain poured in torrents, the attendance was reasonably good and the success in every respect, under the adverse circumstances, far exceeded the most sanguine expectation. Owing to the fact that a large supply of the elegant viands prepared for last evening yet remains on hand, another supper will be given at the same place tomorrow night. The purpose is to raise funds to aid in building a Presbyterian church at this place. We hope that the weather will be favorable to the enjoyable occasion and that everybody will liberally patronize the most laudable enterprise.
Miss Junia Folsom, a teacher at Armstrong Academy and one of the most charming of the “Original Daughters of America”, visited her cousin, Miss Nellie Bouton of this place last Saturday and Sunday.
We acknowledge a pleasant call from Mr. Chas. H. Daniel, representing the Fort Worth Gazette last Tuesday. Mr. Daniel is a gentleman of courteous, pleasant bearing and is doing effective work for that excellent Democratic journal.
Mr. W. L. Connevey, the banker, arrived here from New Lewisville, Ark. yesterday. He is looking after the preparatory work on the contemplated brick building for a bank here. The work will be pushed to completion as rapidly as possible.
Read the grand gift advertisement of Phillips Bros. this is your chance to get a fine $85 music box free. It is an absolutely free gift to their customers. Don’t miss the opportunity. Call at their drug store and examine this beautiful instrument.
The first session of the private school organized and taught my Miss Mamie Lawrence, in this place, closed this afternoon. Miss Lawrence was raised in Caddo and is a young lady of merit and deserves the liberal patronage bestowed by the citizens and in return she has doubtless striven to render entire satisfaction to both patrons and pupils. At the close of the exercises this afternoon Miss Lawrence served ice cream and cake to the school which kindness so befitting the occasion, will be fondly cherished in memory by the little ones. How would you like to have been a school girl again- just for today?
Mr. J. T. Seal, of Bonham, Texas, accompanied by his daughter, Miss Johnnie, niece, Miss Fannie Graham, and G. D. Barnes, visited Caddo Sunday and Monday. Mr. Seal came over to purchase the Walker Hotel, but was a little too late as it had already been sold. Mr. Seal is an excellent gentleman and whist he failed to secure the hotel, we trust his visit so impressed him that he will decide to become a citizen of Caddo. Mr. Seal says that Caddo has the finest territory surrounding it of any town he ever visited. This is saying a great deal for our town as he lives at Bonham in the heart of the Black Land Belt of Texas.
Children’s Photos a specialty at 210 Main Street, Denison, Texas.
For McCormick Mowers and Binders call on R. F. Higgins, Durant.
50 men wanted to cut bois d’arc posts. For particulars call on Lawrence & Hampton.
Ladies- See the new line of shirt waists at Caddo Bargain House.
Sunday school at Presbyterian Church every Sabbath t 9:30 o’clock a. m., children’s meeting at 2:00 o’clock p. m.
Big reduction sale this week. Wrappers 20 per cent off. Caddo Bargain House.
On and after march 17, 1895, all through and passenger trains of the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railway system will arrive at and depart from the new Union Station at St. Louis, Mo.
I have reduced prices on jewelry and watches to almost cost. My line is of the very best manufacture and those purchasing will get bargains. See special bargains in fine gold watches. W.P. Wood
Mr. H. B. Hardy, who resides at Cobb’s Ferry, was on trial at Paris, Texas last week, charged with the killing of W. B. Tharp at Cobb’s Ferry last October, returned to this place yesterday. He informed us that in his case there was a mistrial, the jury failing to agree upon a verdict. The case is continued until the next term of the court. Mr. Hardy says that no man could more deeply regret the causes which led to his unfortunate tragedy than himself. He is sanguine in the belief that when prejudice subsides and a fair and full investigation is had he will be acquitted. Mr. Hardy requests us to state that he also greatly regrets that these troubles have prevented him from promptly meting his pecuniary obligations.
The Supreme court has affirmed the decision of Judge Woods and Eugene Debs will have to serve his jail sentence.