The Caddo Star
November 23, 1875
Caddo pays outside figures for hides, furs, cotton, and all kinds of country produce. Caddo is a better market for all kinds of country produce than many places that number 3-4,000 inhabitants. Just think of it: Eggs 25 cents a dozen and everything else in proportion!
W. S. Burks has just received several carloads of apples for sale by the barrel or bushel, onions, Irish potatoes, and Anchor brand flour. He also received a carload of Lake salt which he is offering for a very low price for cash.
Some venison coming in but not half enough to supply the demand.
Some of the farmers in this country are still sowing wheat. Cotton in abundance on the streets and at the depot. The aggregate of the present cotton crop is estimated to be a small per cent above that of last year.
Carl Shurz is going to make his home in Gotham.
Capt. W. A. Welch returned from St. Louis Saturday night.
Col. D. F. Harkins has been reappointed National Agent. Capt. J. S. Standley has received the appointment of Revenue Collector.
The National Agent is required to collect 10 cents each for ties, 3 cents per running foot for square lumber, and such rates for stone as are customary in the states.
Mr. John Rennie, postmaster at Tishomingo, returned Sunday morning from Ft. Smith.
The people of the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations are losing a great deal this season by not having hogs enough to eat all the acorns.
The rate at which the people of Caddo are being taken to the Ft. Smith court will soon leave not enough to keep house. Our old friend, Calvin Robinson, started last Saturday for Ft. Smith as a witness in the U. S. Court. This, we believe, is his first trip out of the Nation since he came here as a little boy from beyond the Mississippi.
The Chicago Board of Education has repudiated the reading of the Bible in public schools by a vote of ten to three.
A disease of a virulent type, something of the blind staggers, is prevailing among the horses here. Several have already died.
Maj. A. Harlan, Caddo’s first settler, left last week for White Bead Hill on a trading expedition to be gone all winter.
Mr. T. E. Kirkley has bought the Railroad Hotel at this place, formerly owned and run by J. H. Vieno, and is thoroughly renovating the entire premises.
Calvin Colbert, one of the parties who murdered the old man on Mill Creek a short time ago, has given himself up and is now in the Tishomingo jail. The other, Dick Thomas, is still at large.
Mr. H. A. Reich, who lives near Ft. Washita, informs us that the grasshoppers have destroyed his wheat entirely. Dr. Walner says they are the native hoppers and that they ate his wheat down but did it no damage as it came out again as thick as ever.