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IN PRISON BATTLE
CONVICTS IN OKLAHOMA UPEV |
MAKE DASH FOR LIBERTY
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Three Men in Stripes Get Outside,;
But Are Chased and Killed
McAlester, Okla., Jan. 10.?Seven :
l persons were killed and a telephone 1
' operator injured during a pistol bat- j.
^ tie at the State penitentiary here late j ^
today when three prisoners witn re- j
A volvers made a dash for liberty. The j 1
B dead are: John R. Thomas, Muskogee, i
^former United States district judge; j 1
Kd. C. Oakes,- deputy warden; F. C. i(
kdfrey, store house sergeant; H. H. i1
wj&ver, record clerk; China Reed.:1
I^serving two year sentence for mur-;1
W der; Charles Koontz, serving 40 years' j
V sentence for muredr; Thomas Law,:
serving six years' sentence for lar- 1
ceny. i 1
The men, armed with two revolvers, *
0 which had been smuggled into the pen- (
Vv-r-nL-o frnm 'thp mnlts while '
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the prisoners were being marched
through a court yard. As they ran (
through the office they fired several
shots at random, one o? the bullets
striking Miss Foster.
Next they encountered Judge Thomas,
a visitor to the penitentiary, in
the corridor, and both cf thte men carrying
pistols opened fire, several of
the bullets striking the attorney and
inflicting wounds. '
^Oates and Drover intercepted the
en as they left the corridor and were
Hot to death, the prisoners contin
ks; their flight. By this time half
ftozen guards were in pursuit, and
Ha running battle Godfrey and the
Bree men were killed.
m At End of Day's >Y<>r?v.
V None of the other prfscner^.nitern t^Fed
to escape. The attempted mutiry
[ occured at the end of the day's work.
W Reed Law and Koontz worked in the
V tailor shop, and when their work was
ended they approached the back donr
B of the office in the administration
V buildirg. There they met John M :7
tin, the turnkey. They told Martin
rhey wanted to see the parole officer.
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P as iViarun openeu tin? u'joi iw^u
struck hirr repeatedly with a large re-;
volver, shot him through t~e cheek and 1
robbed him of his key?.
The three prisoners, all armed with j
( revolvers, shouted to others to follow i
them, and ran towards the warden's
"offtC'\ There they met Oakes. the asI
sislaut warden, and before he could
defend himself Reed shot him through
F The grearrcst confusion ensued. ConI
victe ran about shouting words of
' encouragement to t'le- mutineers. By
| this time the guard? were alert anu j
began firing. A random shot passing j
through a door in f"e orfre of Drover, i
P. the Bertillion c^jer, killed him.
ft Guards Killed.
Godfrey, the guard, sprang directly |
into the path of the mutineers, dis-!
charging his rcvodver at them. He. j
too, fell a victim to Reed's dead'y j
John R. Thomas, formerly United
States district judge and widely known
through Oklahoma, was sitting in tee
warden's office awaiting the return of
Warden R. W. Dick, * with whom he
had a business engagement. Apparently
mistaking Judge Thomas for the
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of shots at him. He sank to the floor f
Fearing an alarm might be given by
tne telephone operator. Mary Foster,
the three men next gave their atteni
tion to the telephone switchboard.
They turned it over and tried to disk
connect it. "You come with us/' they
nt shouted as they dragged the girl into
^^?fce prison yard holding 'her before
?hem to keep the guards from shootGirl
W Shielded by the girl's presence and >
cheered on by 1,500 convicts, the three
men made their way across the prison i
yard. Only one shot was fired at them
and it struck the girl. As she sank to j
ft he ground wounded tlie convicts.
sprang to the prison gate. With the '
keys they had taken from Turnkey
Martin they unlocked it and were free. ;
Outside the gate the horse and buggy |
of the warden was hitched. The three ;
men sprang into it.
"You'll never take us alive." shouted
Reed as he stood up in the buggy and
fired at the approching officers. The
other convicts bent low to avoid the
scattering bullets. Reed fought the 1
Bfight alone. Fear-stricken, the others
Bprouched behind the staggering horse.
Brhe guards poured a merciless fire inihe
The horse fell and the convicts
I ceased firing. The three mutineers
& lay in a heap in the bullet-riddied
Had Outside Aid.
McAlister, Okla., Jan. 20.?That the
, three convicts, whose dash for liberty
from the State ^penitentiary bere^res-,
I :*ti; > cost [In- jives of ; eniM-lvos,
r';:v< prison offii-iuis ami t'ornif-r
I .-i'l-d v^iait- .iu iu?' .John ii. Thomas
had outside aid at least in planning
Liu* outbreak, was indicated by evidence
heard today by members oi'
the board of prison control.
The revolver used by Davis Koontz,
leader of the mutinous prisoners, was
indentified as one recently sold by a
local hardware dealer. The salesman
recalled selling the weapon but the
identity of the man who made the
purchase has not been definitely estab- j
lished. It was also learned that a j
horse and wagon without a driver
was standing at the prison gates when
the men made their break.
Members of the board intimated tonight
that inquiry so far failed to j
connect any of the numerous "trus- '
:ies ' about tie institution either with I
:he planning or execution of the at- I
Practically normal conditions pre- j
rail at the penitentiary today. At j
:he prison hospital it was stated that j
Miss Mary Faster, the telephone op- j
orator: John Martin, a turnkey, and j
2. L. Wood, guard, who were wound-:
2d during the fight between the convicts
and guards, would probably recover.
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at the Close of Business January 13,
Ix>ans and discounts $ 12,756.93
Furniture and fixtures ... 1,616.72
Banking "bouse 2,181.72
Due from banks and bankers
Silver and other minor
Checks and pash items 716.95
Total $ 32,932.23
Capital stock paid in ...$ 10.000.00
Surplus fund 175.00
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Time certificates of deposit
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