The Prague Record (Prague, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 17, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 6, 1913 Page: 1 of 8
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The Prague Record
PRAGUE, LINCOLN COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER G, 1918.
For Lumber, Builders' Material and Minnesota Paints, Go To Amsden Lumber Co., H. C. Bland, Manager.
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Is To Have A
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large sums of money, a hank I
account establishes yourered- I
it. sytematizes your business I
dealings and provides a safe I
place for your money. 2
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Prague National Bank
Takes Over F. & M. Bank.
A deal was made thts week
whereby the First State Bank
of Prague takes over the Fann-
ers & Merchants Bank of this
city. This now leaves Prague
with only three banks. The F.
& M. Bank was organized a-
lx>ut five years ago.
Met With Mrs. Thomas.
The Ladies of the South M.
E. Church met with Mrs. Al-
thea Thomas Tuesday after-
noon. China and City missions
were discussed. The Society is
closing a succesrful yerr.
We are strong on the "shop
early" idea. Our stock of
has been completed and we
are ready to help you fill out
Our selection is well varied
with high grade goods with
prices to suit every pocket-
book. Quality always the dom-
inant, feature. We will nut
all our Xmas goods on display
CITY DRUG STORE
"Everylx>dy is doing it;" read-
ing the Record, and those who
are not subscribers borrow it
from those who are.
NEW PRODUCE HOUSE.
John F. Hopkins lias opened up
a new produce house iu the build-
ing just south of Wiley Honey-
cutt's restaurant, and is now ready
for business. Besides being in the
market for poultry, eggs, butter
and other kinds of produce, .Mr.
Hopkins will also buy pecans. This
makes the third poultry and pro-
duce house for Prague, and the
town is fast becoming known as
one of the best produce markets
in Central Oklahoma.
TOWN HOARD PROCEEDl N(!S.
Board met in regular session
-Monday night. Present, ('. C.
Vobornik, Chairman, E. Demo
and .1. M. Rutherford, trustees, F.
C. Miles, marshal, S. M. Hunt,
Clerk, and W. K. Davis. Supt. L.
& W. Dept.
Regular routine business tran-
sacted. An ordinance relating to
certain trades and avocations and
the levying a license thereon was
adopted. (Son ordinance else-
where in this issue.) Upon mo-
tion duly made and carried the
following claims were allowed:
Prague Oil Co., supplies $17.55
Svoboda Bros., repair work 1.90
Record Pub. Mouse, iron pul-
SLAIN BY NEGRO.
Caught And Lynched By
F. Miles, salary ....
Win. Woods, services
S. W. Mfg. Co., sup..-.
fa!litiinii (*uiii|7kiiv, ifp.tii" 'i.fJ.'r
Prague Tel. Ex. phone rent 2.50
l*nite<l Electric Co <>5.11
J. L. McDanielf*, repair wk. 1.10
Pierce Oil Co., sup 1.90
Texas Company, sup. 31.28
K. Demo, salary as trustee 25.00
S. M. Hunt, salary as clerk (57.00
C. C. Yobornik, salary as
J. M. Kutherford salary as
See Hampton's line of sweat-
ers for men, women and child-
II. I. (Jrimes, salary as
W. 11. Hunt, livery sen
Parks & Harry, supplies
W. E. Davis, postage
Dickinson Bros., dravage
Mrs. J. T. Bass who has been
visiting Prof. O. W. Bass and
family went to Texas Wednes-
day for a visit with relatives.
Edward Morris, the head of
the Morris Packing Company,
died at his home in Chicago,
| November 3rd. He leaves an us-
j tate whose value has been placed
I at $50,000.
See me for your flour and feed Good caps and gloves for men
before buying elsewhere R. II. j women and children, cheap at
Mansur. adv Mansur s. adv
Seminole County Scene of Tragedy
Wewoka, Okla. Three killings
within the past twenty-four hour-
is tin' record of Seminole county
Sunday night. The dead are I >cp-
uty Sheriff John Dennis, Peter
Carolina, a negro and an uniden-
tified negro. Dennis was killed
while attempting to arrest John
fudjo, negro murderer, south of
Wewoka Saturday. Carolina was
killed by a member of the posse
seeking Dennis' slayer, and the un-
identified negro was killed in the
northern pa rt of the county by
Charles Battle, negro.
Posses of citizens assisting of-
ficers with bloodhounds are scour-
ing the Little River district in
Seminole county in a hunt for the
negro. Cudjo, who shot and fatally
wounded Deputy Sheriff Dennis.
The trail has led the pursuers into
the iHittoms of Little river, where
the hounds secured from the state
penitentiary of McAlester, are hav-
ing trouble in keeping to the mur-
Wanted for Murder.
John Cudjo, who has been a fu-
gitive from justice ever since a
murder was committed in McIn-
tosh county one year ago, was lo-
cated at his home south of We-
woka Saturday. Deputy Sheriff
John Dennis, in company with De-
puty Sheriffs Harvill and Krins-
field, sought to arrest him.
As the officers approached the
Cudjo house they saw the fugi-
tive standing on the porch. Den-
nis stepped up to tell him he was
under arrest. As iie.suuke Cudjo
opened fire with a f5 caliber re-
volver. The heavy bullet struck
Dennis in the left hip, penetrated
the left leg and entered the right.
The femoral artery in each leg was
several and Dennis fell to the
ground. He died an hour later
from the loss of blood.
As Dennis fell Harvill and
Brinsffehl fired at the negro, who
turned and ran. Dodging and
running at top speed the negro
fled through the hail of lead from
the officers' guns and escaped 'lto
the Little river bottoms.
Sheriff McEwan of McIntosh
county and officer Hich Owen of
McAlester arrived Sunday ni_' r to
assist in the pursuit of the fleeing
negro. Citizens armed tiicm- xvs
and formed a posse to as-ist the
Beat Negro to Our) Play.
As the posse was searching for
Cudjo Sunday evening four ne-
groes were met in the road in the
Little river district. Peter Caro-
I Una, one of the negroe-. threw
clown his gun in line with Dep-
uty Sheriff Wiseman. Officer
Owen commanded the negro to
drop his gun. lie turned and at-
tempted to point hi* weapon nt
Owen instead, when that officer
fired, shooting Carolina through
Two six-shooters and a boitle
of whisky were taken from the
negro's body. The other three were
placed under arrest and the posse
I continued the hunt for Cudjo.
Another killing was added to
Seminole comity's already large list
Saturday night when Charles Bat-
tles, negro, shot and killed an-
other negro in the 'north part of
Later. The negro was caught
and lynched Tuesday afternoon,
the lynching taking place in
Mrs. J. M. McConnell was a
caller at. the Record office last
Saturday. She came in response
to the local advertising a "bunch
of lost keys," requesting the finder
to return to the Record office for
L. C. Fouquet, of the Dreamland
Fruit Farm, near Sparks, had
the only display of vineyard pro-
ducts at the Dry Farming Con-
gress at Tulsa.
Subscribe for the Record.
Effected. L. B. Hamp- I
ton Elected Presi-
FIRST STATE BANK
Option of payment or part payment at any
interest paying date.
Low Rates. Easy Terms.
Active Work On Proposed New Co.
The mass meeting at the City
Hall Monday night for the pur-
pose of perfecting a permanent
organization for the work of cary-
ing out the "proposed new coun-
ty" from Lincoln, Creek, Sem-
inole, Okfuskee and I'ottowatomie
counties was well attended and
the interest was of that nature
that shows stability and earnest-
Upon motion, L. B. Hampton
was elected permanent chairman,
W. M. Jenkins, vice-chairman, J.
I,. McDowell, Secretary, O. C.
By unanimous vote of those
present the proposed new county
shall he designated and known as
"Hill" county. A number of
other matters pertaining to the
work of organization were dis-
cussed and adouted. The newly
B. F. Whitmore,
Real Estate Loans!
Notes and Coupons All Made Payable at
Our Bank. You Get the Money as Soon
as You Sign the Papers. Rates as Low
A* Any Loan Company. You Can Pay
at Any Interest Paying Date. Come in
and Talk It Over With Us.
TiTe FIRST NATIONAL BANK.
Geo. R. Sutton,
J. O. Meyer,
i a lot
Long, of near Ailing- elected officers will take their of-
iu town last Saturday lices .11 the next meeting, which is
of fine homegrown cab-j subject to the call of the chair-
while here remembered | mail. At that meeting the var-
ious committees will be appointed
and active work on the proposed
new county started.
Every citizen in Prague should
now get behind this movement
and work for ils
not a movement fo
son nor for the a
individuals, hut it
Watson, son of A
the Corporation t
i- in Prague on bu-
f the week. He w
Keep posted—read the Hueord!
for the betterment of conditions
existing in the parts of the coun-
ties from which the new county
is to be carved, providing the
farmers of the affected districts
with county seat conveniences
that at present they are unable
to enjoy, nor have they ever en-
joyed such conveniences as the
new county proposition will give
them, if it is successful. Arrange-
ments will be made at an early
date to hold school house meet-
ings in the affected territory so
that every farmer and all inter-
ested in the movement can know
just what to expect in the matter,
and how the new county will af-
fect them financially and other-
wise. Let every Prague citizen
now do bis duty and help in the
matter as he has never helped be-
Paden Wallops Prague.
The game of foot ball at Pa-
de.i last Friday afternoon between
the Prague High School team and
Paden If. S. team resulted in a
score of 12 to ti in favor of Paden.
Clifford Botta got caught in a
severe scrimmage and came out
with one rib broken and one rib
COUNTY COURT DOCKET.
County Court will convene at
Prague with jury, Monday, Nov-
ember ITth. The following docket
has been set.
Monday, November 17th.
Town of Prague v. Ilarvo Jones.
Town of Prague v. Ed. John-
State of Oklahoma v. H. W.
State of Oklahoma v. Peter
Sykora, (continued by agreement)
State of Oklahoma v. V. Mar-
tinek, (continued by agreement.)
Tuesday, "ovember i nThT
II. (!. Reel v. J. M. Gallaher.
\ riust rong- liyrde Co., v. A. I/.
J. F. Edwards v. O. D. Pair-
W. li. Hudspeth v. <ieo. C. Bar-
Wednesday, November lflth.
J no. S. Coates v. J no. 'I^iurp ot.
( '. M. Fairbanks v. X. F. Tumor
II. M. Hughe* & Co., v. John
•F. D. Bo land v. Whitmore-Ar-
nold (iin. Co.
"Movies" At The Folly.
Knsley Barbour and John LadJ
nave entered into a partnership in
the moving picture show business
in tliis city. The show will he
held at the Folly Theater from
now on. However, Mr. Barbour
says that the new arrangement
will in no wise interfere with his
bookings of theatrical troups. The
next big show will be on the 15th.
The oil well at Fallis, according
to last week's issue of the tlazette,
is i«w down 1**3 feet, with pros-
pects for oil brighter each day.
I lin e's hopin' that Fallis becomes
a great oil center.
The National Feeders and
Breeders Horse and Poultry Show
will be held at Ft. Worth, Novem-
ber 22 to A big program and
show lias been arranged and the
best stock in the South will be on
Save 50 cents by renewing yout
subscription to the Record before
January 1st. as after that date the
subscription price of the Record
will be $1.50 per year, and iU
worth it, too. '
Merritt Alexander desires to an-
nounce to the farmers that he will
cry piflilic -ales at any point in
Lincoln or adjoining counties on
short- notice and at reasonable
W. Y. Johnson, the "fruit wiz
ard" of tlii- part of Lincoln coun-
ty, wa- a vi-itor to the Record of-
fice which in town last Saturday,
l.ikc the nst of the progressiva
farmer- he is thoroughly in ac-
cord with the new county move-
Jud'e Jarre!t and County At-
torney Spcakman were down from
Chandler Monday to arrange a
docket for the Prague term of the
County court. They returned to
Chandler thai afternoon.
Hopkins at h
price. See him
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