The Coalgate Nonpareil
Published in Coalgate, Indian Territory
DECEMBER 15, 1893
Please Note: This may only be a partial part of this paper
Submitted by: Anita E Emberlin
A General Breviary
A difficulty among some negroes at Wabbasecca, Arkansas recently precipitated the killing of JAMES WHITE by GRANT GRIPPEN…
REV. CHARLES JOHNSON was hanged at Swansboro, Georgia, a short time since for the murder of another colored preacher…
MRS. ELIZABETH SCHUTT of Columbus, Indiana was burned to death recently, her clothes taking fire at a stove.
At Ardmore recently, old Uncle BILLY GREEN, the shoemaker, took a drink of carbolic acid by mistake for Old Crow whiskey. A doctor was hastily summoned who administered an antidote. He may recover.
Within the last few days near Caddo, three Choctaws have been murdered. A full blood named MOSES was killed on Blue Creek and two others on Boggy Creek. No effort is being made to capture the murderers.
The station at Washita, 3 miles north of Davis, has been abandoned and the depot building moved to Davis, the old depot being too small for the increased business in Davis.
While at work in shaft NO. 2 at Hartshorne recently, R. C. LEE accidentally knocked out a prop and was instantly killed by a fall of rock which crushed his head to a pulp.
MRS. ELIZABETH PENRY, who recently died in Oklahoma City, was 102 years old. She was born at O’Connor, South Carolina.
JAMES BLACK, charged with the murder of L. B. PARSHAL (PASCAL?) at Oscar last July, is now in jail at Dallas, Texas.
C. H. DEVOE, house, sign, wagon, and carriage painter, artistic paper hanger and decorator. All work guaranteed. Leave orders at the Palace Drug Store.
EDWARDS & GREER, blacksmith and wood work
I am the cheapest boot and shoe repairer…
DOK ROUTON, next door to PETE’s Barber Shop on Broadway.
C. J. MOODY, house painter and paper hanger, leave orders at the MOODY Bros. on Broadway
S. C. PAYNE delivers every day pure sweet milk, butter, and buttermilk, conducts a regular dairy at Coalgate.
JOHNNY PARRIS, son of the well known JOHN PARRIS of this place, several days ago, while playing in the dooryard, ran a flesh-fork in the bottom of his foot, making a painful wound… DR. J. A. COBB took hold of the case and by careful treatment has prevented what might have developed into a serious case…
J. B. GROVE of Pottawatonie country was in town Wednesday and informed us he raised a sweet potato now on exhibition at Tecumseh measuring 2 feet 10 inches n length. Another weighed 11 pounds. A load of 50 watermelons averaged 40 pounds each. This is distant 90 miles from Coalgate.
W. H. HARRISON, a native of the Nation and a former member of the Indian council and ex-sheriff of Atoka County, was a pleasant caller during the week. He swapped a little Choctaw with us and we found in him one of the best posted gentlemen in the Nation.
MRS. REYNOLDS and MRS. BLOOME of Lehigh were guests of Dr. COBB’s family this week. Mrs. Reynolds is making up a class in music here and meeting with flattering success.
… only six men, all of who now lay suffering intense injuries. They are as follows:
MIKE GORMAN, both legs broken at ankles,… hip fractured and back sprained.
JACKEY STEPHENSON, both ankles broken, back sprained.
WILLIAM MCALPIN, both ankles broken, one leg between knee and hip and sprained back.
THEODORE STEINSEEPE, both legs broken and back sprained.
MR. LEWIS, both ankles broken and back sprained.
JOHN TERRY, both legs broken and back sprained.
Much indignation and excitement prevails among the miners and citizens, owing to the general opinion of the engineer being unpardonably careless, though he had the credit of staying at his post until the downward cage had struck the bottom and the other had shot up through the roof of the shaft and through the heavy timbers. He claimed the engine was defective and perfectly incapable of stopping the cage…. It seems that the approach of holidays every winter brings a death dealing blow at one of the mines at Krebs. Four years ago, three men were killed, three years ago in this month was the terrific explosion which resulted in the death of nearly 80 men and wounding many others. One year ago, a boiler exploded and killed two men and now the year of 1893 will be remembered with the rest.
The physicians fond it necessary to amputate JOHN TERRY’s right limb just belong the knee. They think probable a like operation will have be been performed on THEODORE STEINSEEPE. Mr. Lewis was reported dying, but at last reports, all are still alive.
Accident at No. 4 in Lehigh
Tuesday of this week, JOHN GEORGI, an Italian, working at No. 4, Lehigh, lost his life by a large piece of coal falling on him. He had excavated under a block of coal and in trying to remove it, the mass broke loose, pinning him to the ground…. He was a member of the S. F. M., a benevolent society which took charge of the funeral at Lehigh Thursday. Coalgate sending down a good delegation…. JOHN GENTILIUL/ GENTITIUL, who attended the funeral, says his age was 43, single, and the block of coal falling on him weighed 8 tons. His ribs were crushed and he was badly mangled.
MISS WILLIE SAUNDERS was the recipient last week of an elegant bouquet of chrysanthemums and geraniums from her parents who reside in Grayson County, Texas.
No. 4 closed down Wednesday of this week as a token of respect to the memory of Mrs. F. VENDUCKER, the aged mother of one of the miners. She died on the 20th at the age of 74.
J. J. PALMER has been putting down bored wells in his vicinity for the past year and has some 25 wells during that time. East of the railroad, the average depth to water was 65 to 75 feet west of the railroad 20 feet and the water is soft and pure.
MRS. BOLAN and MRS. HUNT, two worthy ladies representing the Catholic people, are a committee canvassing this part of town for a sale of numbers n a drawing for a $200 piano, the drawing to take place on Thursday following Christmas at the Catholic school house.
Tickets $1 each…
Wedding bells are reported mixed up with Christmas carols. Report is current MR. HENRY and MISS BROWN, both highly respected, are to be united in the bonds of wedlock.
The HUME Bros., skilled physicians, about a month ago, performed a surgical operation on little JOHN SHAW, 8 months old, for clubfeet that developed the best points of surgery. It was a case of double clubfeet and… permanent cure of the deformity has been affected.
The parents of the little one are greatly overjoyed…
Breach of Promise
Saturday evening, Dec. 28, the Dramatic Club of NO. 8 will present the drama ‘A Breach of Promise’ at FARRIMOND’s Opera House, Coalgate, assisted by Prof. Jackson’s Orchestra. The play will be presented in two acts, with the following cast of characters: Phillip—WILLIAM BENNETT
Honor Malloy—MISS LILLIE RAMSHAW
Achatos Croopie—WILLIE KERR
Ponticop—HARRY E. BERNER
Clementine Ponticop—MISS MAY CLINTON
David the coachman—SAM MCCUSCHEON
Admission 25 cents, reserved seats 65 cents.
WILL THOMPSON’s is slowly recovering from his recent painful accident and has discarded plaster paris and crutches, but he may never be able to do hard work again that requires stooping over.
R. T. TUTT offers a reward of $10 for the return of a stray strawberry roan pony…
MR. MARTIN has completed arrangement to take all the Sunday School children from Coalgate to Lehigh so as to attend and take part in the Christmas exercises which promises a rare treat for the children.