The Caddo Herald
September 6, 1901
The public school started off nicely Monday. There is every reason to believe that the session will be a good one.
With fourteen brick houses going up and a good cotton crop, our town will more than likely present a lively scene for the next two or four months. It will naturally put lots of money in circulation and give work for everybody.
Markham & Stephens have opened up a brand new stock of staple and fancy groceries in the building just vacated by Abney & Allen.
Abney & Allen have moved into their new brick on West Buffalo Street. They have the largest single store building in town, and carry one of the best stocks of dry goods, groceries, etc. in Caddo.
W. P. Wood, this week bought the business lot of W. H. Masterson and J. Boydstun and he and J. H. Franks are soon to begin the erection of two brick business houses.
An ice cream supper was given in the residence of O. C. Stephens eight miles west of here on Blue, Saturday night- in honor of the Caddo young people. A good crowd went out and enjoyed themselves.
Dr. LeRoy Long and S. J. Homer began their two bricks Monday and the three east of the bank are now approaching the sky. With the six being built by D. McCoy and one by J. C Hampton we have quite a lot of building going on.
The Public School
The public school began Monday as announced. The attendance the first day was something more than 150. The teachers are hard at work now arranging grades and preparing a system under which to work. Prof. Abbott informs us that we will have quite a lot of work to do in getting the grades just right, having found some of the pupils farther advanced in some studies than in others. He thinks, however, that within a week or more he will have the school in excellent running order.
Supt. Ballard of the Choctaw schools was here Tuesday and appointed C. A Bilbo trustee for the Choctaw children and they perfected the arrangement whereby the Choctaw children were to go to the public free school and now all is harmony as it should be.
The school is one of the best institutions of any town and is our bounden duty to help in every way to make our school a good one. Encourage the teachers, take an interest in the studies of your child and question it ever now and then about what it has learned. Such a plan will make the child take a greater interest in the work and in the books.