[Mr. Earl Heath]
This meant the exhibit of a free for all fight for the amusement of the whole gang, When the fight was over and the crowd had laughed it off betwean drinks, the keeper would repeat, “You and You,” picking another pair to fight for the amusement of the crowd. The drinking and social fighting would continue throughout the night, when toward morning the gang would depart in pairs for their bunks at the railroad construction quarters.” Story No. 4
“My biggest excitement happened at Straud, Okla., not far from Sprague Okla., when the bank was robbed in July 6. 1901.
I was clerk at the bank. The night before, the boys needed crap money. I loaned them a good sum. The next morning two men entered the banks pointed guns at me, who was alone at the bank. They made me lie down and tied me. They then took all the money, except one 5¢ piece.
The money that the crap players had borrowed the night before was saved for the boys paid it back as usual. So the robbers only got $8000.
Note: Mr. Heath had no titles for the above stories. Said “Just things that happened, that seem only yesterday to me.”