I made a terrible error-- a wrong date-- on a recent post. So I am reposting it here to clarify for anyone who needed the date for their research. I hate it when I make a mistake and I am SO very grateful that a reader pointed it out to me. Please do NOT ever hesitate to let me know if I make an error here or in a book. Thanks!
The Caddo Herald
December 4, 1914 (originally posted in error as 1911)
Eight Get Out of Jail
At 4 o’clock Wednesday morning eight prisoners escaped from the county jail and so far not a trace of the men has been found.
The escape was effected when jailer Clark lay down in the vestibule and went to sleep. He was about four feet from the jail door and the prisoners secured a long wire and hooked it onto the key ring in his belt, drew the keys inside, opened the big door, and made their getaway.
These are the men who escaped: Fletcher Watson, bad check artist; Guy Russell, charged with adultery; Will Ray, charged with stealing two bales of cotton; C. H. Thomas, charged with theft of a coat; Roy Fuller, for transporting; men giving names of Story, Angel, and Harness who were charged with bootlegging. Twenty men were left in the big cell, but they refused to go, one of them being Cliff Moye. Some of them were asleep and did not know anything about the delivery until they awoke.
Sheriff Hart, as soon as he was informed, stared a search. Durant Democrat