The Coalgate Nonpareil
Coalgate, Atoka County,
Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory
Submitted by: Anita E Emberlin
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January 19, 1894
Territorial Melange items
SAMUEL LOCK cut down a tree near Coalgate recently. It lodged; he knocked the smaller tree with his ax. When it dislodged, he was caught under the falling tree, both legs crushed. His companion went for a doctor who amputated the legs. Mr. Lock died.
Recently at night IKE JOHNSON, colored, who resides 15 miles west of Purcell, I. T. on Walnut Creek, was called to the door by three unknown negroes and shot, instantly killed.
The murderers made their escape.
Captain LILLIE and posse came to Guthrie with 10 prisoners from the Osage country and Payne county. Among the number were six full-blood Osage Indians who belong to the Black Dog Band. They wore ornamented beads, blankets and bear claws.
They were charged with violating the prohibitory laws.
A lawyer named PRICE and two boys named LEW MILLER and JOHN CRAFT were arrested at Oklahoma City, the boys charged with burglary and Price for having a key to the saloon that had been robbed that he refused to give up.
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