The Coalgate Nonpareil
Coalgate, Atoka County,
Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory
Submitted by: Anita E Emberlin
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February 2, 1894
Territorial Melange items
MR. SANDEL and MISS MTSCHLER were married a few days ago on a mud bank in the middle of the Canadian River. This novel marriage was brought about by the groom having obtained a marriage license in Cleveland County, Oklahoma Territory while the bride was a resident of the Chickasaw Nation. The error was not discovered until the arrival of the minister whereupon the wedding party repaired to the banks of the river and the wedding took place as stated.
MRS. DAVID REYNOLDS, wife of a settler in the Cherokee strip near Ponca, died from the effects of drinking water from a spring which had been poisoned. It is believed that parties who wished to obtain possession of the Reynolds claim put a quantity of poison in the springs, hoping to get rid of Reynolds and his wife…
The Cheyenne Indians living in the extreme western part of the territory are dying off in a startling manner, sometimes as many as half a dozen funerals having occurred in this tribe in a single day. For a long time the measles raged among them with singular fatality, now the grippe has started among them, causing death in a majority of cases.
The TOMATO GROWERS’ ASSOCIATION of Thackerville, I. T. met recently and elected the following officers: H. H. WELLS, president; A. L. LUCKEY, secretary; JOHN MYERS, treasurer. About 250 acres will be planted in tomatoes for early shipment.
As JAMES FLYNN was digging a well in the outskirts of Perry, he fell into the hole while working about the top. As he fell, his feet dislodged some large boulders which fell in on top of him and killed him.
Near Cleveland, Oklahoma Territory, a team run away with JOHN R. SKINNER and THOMAS MOSLER, recently injuring them badly. Skinner had both legs broken and was injured internally, cannot possibly live.
An unhappy mother, a discontented wife and a despondent woman, MRS. PLUMBER, living two miles from Pawhuska, Osage Nation, committed suicide.
A few days ago WILLIAM HATCHFIELD, a farmer, was returning home from Guthrie; his team ran away and threw him out, injuring so badly that he died of his wounds.
Tore Up the Pictures
Chattanooga, Tennessee, Jan. 25—In the criminal court of Hamilton County whre J. H. LEWIS alias CRAWFORD alias FISHBACK and T. B. MORGAN, bunco men also wanted in Chicago, were on trial when Circuit Judge MOON seizing the rogues’ gallery pictures of the men put up in evidence, torn them to pieces, at the same time censuring the police for taking them. His act is a misdemeanor.