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Checotah Times (Newspaper) - January 23, 1914, Checotah, Oklahoma OFFICIAL CITY PAPER JANURAY 23, 1914. VOLUME 38 Seven Are Dead i In Prison Jan. 19. men were shot to death ami i three persons wounded late today when three armed with | battled their way through the corridors and yard of the state penitentiary in an attempt i to gain their One of the men murdered by convicts jn their mad rush for liberty was John R. Thomas of I United district judge and once a man from The list of dead I John R. of j federal j P. C. deputy F. C. storehouse j H. record j China Tom i Charles Cheered on by the fifteen drid prisoners the three ran through the penitentiary ' offices shooting all men that levelling was an occasion that of attu Offers the cheapest and only really flexible contract ever put out on the monthly instalment If you need money to build or pay an existing or for any other find out what you will have to pay for it elsewhere and compare the contracts in every detail and take the best and cheapest We lend only on improved or on vacant lots for the purpose of and only to parties who are able to pay the instalments as they fall due at the end of each Speak to our agent R. B. ROBINSON CO. Remember we are prepared to make all approved loans promptly on good title being shown and our being properly K. of Have Big Saturday afternoon I let ami will Judge Thomas i not soon be forgotten th e in em- almost instantly 1 of the local K word ' A delegation of 27 of 1'. 1 members from Merrill Home Barns at About seven o'clock Friday evening last by discovered tite in the K. A Merrill on North Third Street The alarm was turned Muskogee Boosters in cd their pathway was and killed without a ken He had been sitting in office of Warden Dick awaiting and at once commenced the flames had gutted ilie building j return when the firing to the brethren in and had burst through the j guess there's trouble out- this city and escort them to the i endangering the home of Mrs. he remarked and stopped to j Giltner and also the the The three In the evening at the a class Methodist parsonage and the It was a bunch of live one before the from Muskogee the Muskogee arrived on the afternoon company could get a hose in action 0ff Checotah for an Tuesday afternoon and spread the gospel of trade them dashed by tiring into his ] of 26 was initiated bv the Arat He sank to the floor in the Patrol and after the work a fine wav mortally j banquet was spread at the I. O. So swift did the convicts act and O. F. Excellent on with such consummate daring that | were made In- were in the warden's office j ber of interesting a guard could return There they seized Mary j a and in After being since the frantic effort to sever telephone of tne Ft. Smith again tore the switchboard the county ] jn Ft. Smith After being At one the roofs of both the home and the church were but by this time the hose was in action and no done The contents of the Merrill home were completely destroyed and the which belonged to H. D. was a total burned beyond The loss both instances were partially from the desk and flung it to having decided that a majority floor | of the citizens had signed The men then seized Pardon of Forty Clerk Frank Rice of Oklahoma licenses have been for a City and hurriedly binding his | hands behind him started with him and the girl through the prison j the girl and Rice as a shield they made their way through the big yard where 150 were at too were stationed many but dared not fire as the prisoners kept her and Rice between With a revolver pressed against the girl's China tlie leader of the three escaping cried to the one shot and we'll kill the The three convicts safely reached the gate and unlocked it with keys they had taken from Turnkey Jack one of the first men they had attacked and whom they had wounded in the cheek ano and beaten with their Leaping in Warden Dick's buggy standing just outside the gate the three taking Rice and the girl with lashed the horse into a mad The girl hysterically shrieked and begged for but the convicts held Rice they threatened with Their mad flight was checked before they could reach the limits of the prison farm when a who on had taken a circular appeared in the roadway Leaping from the horse and shelter behind a rock by t i roadside he opened A bullet from his rifle pierced tbe skull of the convict who held Miss Foster and as the blood spurted over her face she screamed iu Reed standing erect above his dead comrade never take us A bullet from Ritchie's rifle sent him tumbling upon his Iu f minute alt three convicts Rice fell the buggy and himself almost shot by Ritchie bint also a Bank Statements This this weeks issue of the Times will lie found the statements of Checotah's three banks at the close of business All who are interested in financial j affairs will find these statements 1 verv interesting Pure Food Changes Frank who has been living on a farm west of this week purchased the Pure Food Grocery from Stout and is now in charge of the covered by Mi. Merrill having one thousand dollars on his furniture and on the At the time the fire brok Mr. anil Mrs. Meirill were absent having gone to the high school The special train arrived in Checotah about 2 o'clock and the visitors up the street headed by their special band for the which rendered a number of excellent Happy and cordial personal greetings were exchanged between the visitors citizens which Hon. j. F. Darby made a but interesting talk about the Kastern Oklahoma Agricultural which is to held at Muskogee next and urg ing all who could to attend the j two days meeting of that of the great good i that was being accomplished by it out i in agricultural lines and of what importance it was to everyone in this building to assist iu an 0n of the citizens of Melting given by Mr. Merrill's vv 1)uffv dav - Stigler A Small An old oil stove was the cause of a small blaze at the J. K. Harding residence on east a veil ue Monday In extinguishing the Mrs. Harding was The tire department responded to the call but the flames were subsided before they H. Kniseley transacted business in Muskogee Subscribe for the Stock Keep the stock irr good shape by the use of reliable stock foods carried by H. p. and Jewelry Basket Ball The Wagoner high school basket ball team comes to Checotah tonight for a game with our team which will be at 7:30 at the Jones An admission of 2tc will be The expense is quite heavy and it is hoped a good attendance will be to Fort Scott For - Mr. and Mrs. John McKinney left Saturday for FT where Mrs. McKinney underwent an operation in a having a tumor Her many Checotah friends trust that the operation may prove successful and that she will soon be able to return home A Fine s own extended a most enthusiastic and unanimous welcome to the visitors within our Mr. was followed by Hon. B. F. who also extended a greeting a welcome 1 The delegation compi tht leading and most prominent business men of Muskogee and nil were delighted with their short stay in our A verv interesting meeting of the Home Missionary Society was held with Mrs. H. D. Thursday of last The work for the coming * ear was discussed and plans made for the different branches of the Committees were appointed to look after the different phases of the work of tbe It was decided to change the meeting days of the society from Thursday to making the business meeting tbe first Monday Checotah Defeats Oktaha 33-9. On last afternoon the local basket ball journeyed to Oktaha and played a game of basket ball on the larters Checotah started scoring from the sound of the whistle the ball going from to L. G. From then on Checotah made points almost at will although they were on account oft the weak goals and the out door The first half ended Checotah 22 Oktaha 4. During last half Checotah played more of a defensive game and did not exert themselves very much in trying to pile up a One member ott the seemed to he mors interested in someone the The Checotah Bradfer Pitts guard M. Fincher Brown guard E. Fincher forward L. Stidham Pitts forward G. Stidham from field for Bradberry 2, L Stidham 1. Jacks 2, Whaley 3, G. Stidham 10. Gladden for K. Roork for Checotah Time keeper Haskell May Ron For j Oklahoma Jan. 19 i C. N. Haskell of j er now oil to aud be J a for the nomination for governor is understood to have been the chief of a conference here Saturday and Sunday between himself and those of his political who would like to see him the head ot state affairs once Haskell was that much is Aud he conferred with some of his old time political It was given out last week that he was to be here Sunday and that he was coming to talk about the possibilities of bis becoming a It is understood that it is very likely he will get in tbe race for tbe though those with Mr. and Mrs Walter Long entertained about 25 young folks at their home Thursday evening of last week in honor of Miss Chamberlain of Five Hundred was the game played during the The rooms were beautifully decorated with cut flowers and After the game a delicious two course luncheon was * Miss Frances Moore entertained the young ladies Presbyterian club at her home on south Second street The evening was spent in a pleasant social manner and dainty refreshments were The guests of the club were and Mrs. Mesdames and Wynne and Miss Miss Mayme Wentzell will be hostess for the club next Miss Icie Laws of Broken Arrow is a Checotah visitor this week a guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs W. A. Mrs. Walter the Smait Set at her home Tuesday Fancy work took up the afternoon and at five lovely refreshments were Guests of the club were Mesdames Keeney and Miss Chamberlain of J. E. Ury will entertain the club next ' Mr. aud I. Cook entertained six couples at rook Wednesday night of last The game was played until a late hour when delicious refreshments were stck Mrs. O. W. Mrs. W. I Mrs. John Wicker and Mrs. R. went to Muskogee Friday afternoon to see Mr. Miss Julia Scudder arrived Tuesday from Chelsea and is a guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs T. M. Monday of each On February 7, a dinner will be given in the vacant building on South The regular business meeting of During the past week trees society will be held with Mrs. been set out ou the j February 9. the high school this is i A caU meeting wilt be held the a fine improvement and it is hoped j pannage January 26. that more trees will be put out j uvery memDer is urged tobe present as business of importance is and the social meeting the third j whom he conferred are just as about it as he Nothing like it was be you but that is just like this spring in different sections of the ' ' J. H. Combs was here from Pumpkin Ridge yesterday aud had his name placed on our subscription to he want to secure a foofd farm loan call at the Pint National Miss Ravencroft At a. meeting of the business men at the court room Friday morning Miss Cora Ravens croft was chosen as demonstrator for the girls agricultural clubs to be organized in this The selection is considered a most excellent Miss Ravencroft will enter upon the new duties at The Episcopal Guild will meet with Mrs. R. B. Huffman Thursday afternoon of next Mrs. W. and Miss Lillian Lucas spent at the oil wells near Miss Nellie Ellington returned to her home at Wagoner Wednesday after a few days visit with Mr. and Mrs. W. A. D. Faulkner attended the Episcopal meeting at Muskogee several days this The Daughters qf the Confederacy their annual celebration of the birthday of Robert Ei Lee on Monday January 19, at the beautiful new home of Mrs. R. P. Both the Living room and Dining room were beau- decorated with pot plants and Confederate the business meeting the following program was Aims and Ideals of the ters of the Mrs. R. P. Robert E. Mrs ' Stonewall W. I. ' Lee's Farewell Address tov Army of Northern After the meeting served delicious two 12 Times gives you 12 pages of interesting reading again largest and best paper in the county ait well as largest hi
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