The Caddo Herald
February 29, 1925
Man Killed Near Boggy Depot
On Thursday evening of last week just about dark, William Harkins was shot and killed near his home at Boggy Depot. Immediately upon receiving notice of the trouble, Sheriff O. P. Ray Jr., County Attorney H. H. Cook, and B. G. Moss, justice of the peace, left for that place to investigate the matter. A coroner’s jury found that Mr. Harkins came to his death by the discharge of a gun in the hands of parties to that body unknown.
After further investigation 4 men were arrested and charged with the killing.
This homicide was the result of considerable trouble between Mr. Harkins and other person in the vicinity of Boggy Depot stretching over a period of years.
The immediate cause of the homicide was supposed to have been trouble over a road leading across land belonging to Mr. Harkins’ son, he having cut a tree down across the road previously and having come upon parties removing the tree when the fatal trouble began.
Mr. Harkins was laid to rest in the family cemetery at Boggy Depot. - The Indian Citizen
Caddo Cubs Enter Red River Valley
Coach Dendy announces that next season the Caddo High School football team will be members of the Red River Valley Football Association, composed of those towns in Southern Oklahoma including Durant, Ardmore, Hugo, and Ringling.
He states that there is some very promising material in the team for next year and he thinks the team will give a better account of themselves.
Here’s hoping for their success. Let us encourage the boys to try for the championship. They can win it if given sufficient encouragement.
New Trades Day
Last Saturday closed the series of Trades Days under the old plan. Saturday, February 28th the new plan will be started when the auctions will be held. Und eth new plan the Red Seal money only is good to bid on articles offered by the merchants at auction. So ask for Red Seal money when you buy goods and save it to bid on the big prizes each Trades Day.
For Free Fairs
G. B. Dunlap, county agent, was in Caddo Wednesday and at a meeting of some twenty-five qualified voters H. T. Chiles and R. H. McGraw were chosen directors for Caddo Township.
Townships over the county are electing directors who will have charge of a Free County Fair and also of Free Township Firs to be held this fall.
No better men could have been selected for this place than Mr. Chiles and Mr. McGraw and they will do their best to put on a good one.
Lions Boosting Many Good Town Builders
At Tuesday’s luncheon the Lions were entertained by Ramsey Seago with his harp and piano. His several numbers were very much enjoyed by the members. Mr. Seago is remarkably proficient in tickling the ivory, being in fact a one-man orchestra.
Reports of committees were had. The Education Committee was given charge of the proposed district track meet which may be held in Caddo if proper arrangements can be made.
The Agricultural Committee was given charge of the Free County Fair and will make more definite reports.
The Education Committee announced that Lions Boland and Crossett would appear on the Washington Birthday program at the high school Friday afternoon. All Lions were urged to be present and many promised to do so.
Lee Hancock was chosen to represent the club at the meeting March 9th in Oklahoma City of the Clubs of Oklahoma.
The Welfare Committee was appointed to confer with the Civic Club regarding additional ground for the Cemetery.