The Caddo Star
November 30, 1875
Mrs. Marchand returned last week from a visit to Leavenworth.
The Agency building at Boggy Depot in which the negro school was kept, was consumed by fire last week.
A renter in the Choctaw Nation must now not shoot a squirrel even if he sees it on the fence making off with his last nubbin of corn.
Our friend, William H. Ainsworth, got back last week from Ft. Smith. William says if it’s all the same to the United States he wants no more of it in his.
Rev. Mr. Morris, Congregational minister, preached here last Sunday.
Jim Fenlon, of the well-known house of Marchand & Fenlon, returned last week from the north.
Mr. J. J. McAlester has a new hotel which he wished to either rent or sell.
Maj. M. J. B. Young, who has been doing business for Dr. Burks for some time past, left last week for Bonham, Texas to engage in business there.
We learn that operations at the Atoka coal mines have been suspended by the United States authorities.
Our friend and fellow townsman, Tol. Morris, of the firm of Morris & Fox, returned last week from a trip to the Ft. Smith court where he had been a witness.
Cherokees or any other tribe of Indian except Chickasaws, merely resident in the Choctaw Nation, are debarred by the state law from killing any kind of game whatsoever.
Died: Our long time friend and neighbor, Alfred McLish, died last Saturday, at his home near Ft. Washita, Chickasaw Nation.
Died: We are sorry to hear of the death or our old friend James Ford, better known as “Uncle Jimmy”, which occurred at Cherokee Town on the 2nd. Inst.
The building belonging to J. J. Phillips, at Atoka, and used by the Railroad Company as a depot, burned down last Saturday night. The fired originated from a defective flue.
A large portion of the Indians of the leased district west of us are out on a buffalo hunt. They are escorted by a company of U. S. Soldiers.
Mrs. W. S. Burks wishes to tender her thanks to the people of Caddo for their liberal response to the call for aid in support of the Methodist minister on this circuit, Rev. J. Y. Brice.
The Missouri River Indians have held a council among themselves and decided to dispose of the Black Hills to the United Sates, regardless of the others interested. They compose about seventy percent of those who were parties to the original treaty; and say they had just as well sell the country as the whites will take it from them anyhow.
Dr. Hickerson desires to thank Mr. McPherson, editor of the Star, Major M. J. B. Young, and Dr. Jones of Caddo Station, for courtesies extended to him while on the hunt. The doctor is in love with the Indian Territory and thinks it would be a good place to live.