Indian Chieftain (Vinita)
November 5, 1891
A Newspaper Meeting
A meeting of the Indian Territory Press Association was held last Friday at Caddo and general reorganization took place. Mr. T. A. McAdam, of the Chickasaw Chieftain, Ardmore, was elected president; Editor Schenck of the Caddo Banner, vice president; B. S. Smiser of the Atoka Independent, secretary; J. W. Baldwin of the Muskogee Gazette, treasurer.
An executive committee consisting of H. T. Miller of the Purcell Topic, F. C. Hubbard of the Phoenix and M. E. Milford of The Chieftain was also elected. A constitution was adopted and all arrangements perfected for an active, working organization. The first Friday in each April was named as the time of the regular annual meeting, the place to be nominated by the president and ratified by the executive committee.
Elaborate preparations had been made by the citizens of Caddo for the entertainment of their guests and a banquet was spread at the Nail Hotel which will not be surpassed in variety or in excellence in this territory for many days to come. But it was not only in this direction that the people of the town showed their appreciation of the visit. In whatever direction the gentlemen of the press turned there was someone at hand to anticipate their wishes and minister to them. Caddo is not as large as St. Louis, but her people are giants in generosity and hospitality and when a U. S. Court is wanted down there they can command the Indian Territory Press to give them a “lift”.