The Coalgate Nonpareil
Coalgate, Atoka County,
Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory
Submitted by: Anita E Emberlin
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February 23, 1894
Territorial Melange items
By the explosion of a blast in a stone quarry at Guthrie a few days ago, FRED WHITLOCK lost the sight of both eyes and had his head and face mutilated beyond recognition.
The Choctaw public school money for the Calvin Institute at Durant, I. T. is exhausted and the free school will be out February 23.
A destitute widow and little children were recently discovered at Durant and the good people administered to their needs.
WILLIE VOIG, a Choctaw, was convicted of larceny at Caddo last week and given 39 lashes on the bare back.
A negro named MELTON died recently of hydrophobia east of Armstrong, I. T.
He was bitten by a mad dog last spring.
A mule belonging to H. C. BALLEW went mad and was killed near Durant, I. T. a few days since.
The miners at Coalgate have been working just half time for the past three months.
SIMON R. BROWN, a Mexican War veteran 78 years old, died at Durant a few days since.
Saturday evening of last week, five members of the G. A. R. Post No. 15 met in our city at the old post office building to take measures to reorganize and will have the post meetings at Coalgate instead of Lehigh. The following veteran members of this post were present: FRANK GENET of Co. M 16th and 19th Ohio infantry; A. SMITH of U. S. Naval Steamer Waumsautta; PHILO GRAY of Co. F, 143rd Illinois infantry; AUGUST REISING of Co. H 7th Iowa infantry; and F. M. MADDEN of Co. D 73rd Ohio infantry.
… A general invitation is extended to Union soldiers to come out and attend this meeting tomorrow night of the week in the back room of the old post office building. There are plenty of this class of men in and about Coalgate to form a post one hundred strong if they will take time to turn out.
MRS. DAVE GEORGE of No. 4 is confined to her bed with a severe attack of gastritis and is on the road to recovery.
The Baptist people have received their new bell which was ordered sometime ago. A tower will be erected on the church where it is to hang. It is a beauty, and weighs, with attachments, 300 pounds. The Baptist church are to be congratulated on this handsome acquisition to their enterprise and prosperity.
CLAUD SCRANTON was awarded the contract for building the Episcopal church. Mr. Scranton is a first class workman.
The welcoming address of REV. LANE at the Phythias banquet at Unity Hall Monday night was an extremely interesting paper…
By the last of this week, the Kay will have its telegraph line completed to this point over which the Western Union business will be transacted, this will be a big help to our merchants as we have needed it for some time.
JOHN MCCOOL, of No. 4, was caught and severely injured on Wednesday of this week. He was caught between the wall or dump, and the moving cars, the lower part of his body severely bruised. Dr. Cobb looked after the injured man, who is resting as comfortable as can be expected.
The little six year old daughter of J. S. MCDANIEL, living 5 or 6 miles west of town, died Wednesday of this week, from the effects of a severe burn. Several weeks ago, her person was badly burned from her clothing taking fire, and a relapse took place, terminating in pneumonia.