The Coalgate Nonpareil
Coalgate, Atoka County,
Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory
Submitted by: Anita E Emberlin
Please Note: This may only be a partial part of this paper
January 26. 1894
Territorial Melange items
L. G. DOWNEY went to Guthrie a short time ago and got on a whiz. After tanking up he called at a store and purchased some goods, presenting a $10 bill. He left the store, returned claiming he was not given the proper change… began to kick up a nasty scene. He was pulled and carried to the city coop where he found time… his troubles.
MISS CARRIE BERDEEN sues AL GLAZIER, a Santa Fe conductor, for $10.00 at Oklahoma City. After getting on the train, she discovered she had lost her pocket book and ticket. She explained the facts to Mr. Glazier. She alleges that he made improper proposals which she scorned and got off at the next station.
L. CRONWELL, a farmer living east of Guthrie, has been jailed on a murder charge. He and a neighbor named BROWN quarreled over a few shocks of fodder and Brown was kicked in the stomach from which he died.
THOMPSON WADE and CEPHAS WRIGHT, both Choctaws, were committed to jail, charged with killing MIKE PETERS, a white man, in the Indian Territory.
Mrs. BRYANT and her family living near Blue armed with an old cap-and-ball rifle and some kitchen furniture stood off tow deputies recently to prevent the arrest of JOHN BRYANT for carrying a pistol.
CLYDE MATTOX, famous in Oklahoma Territory and who has been convicted of murder four times, has again made his escape.
Good House and Premises for Sale
A good four-room plank dwelling house enclosed with about two acres for garden purposes, stables, shed and crib and well on premises right in the city. Will be sold at a rare bargain. Inquire of J. S. BUCKALEW.
Jan. 18, 1894 to Mr. and Mrs. FRER, a ten pound girl.
Jan. 20, 1894 to Mr. and Mrs. SIMON VIGL / VIGT, a ten pound boy.
BENNETT—In the city Jan. 24, 1894 from membranous croup, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN BENNETT.
DOUGLAS REED is recovering from a scalded hand, received in attempting to catch a falling kettle.
S. P. MCGRAW and VIC BONHAM returned from McAlester after downing the court.
J. L. CRITCHER was billed to open a night school last Monday.
Wednesday morning of this week, the five year old daughter of Mr. MCDANIEL, a farmer living west of town, came very near burning to death. She was standing too close to the stove and her clothing became ignited and before the flames were smothered, they consumed the front of her dress, leaving her in very critical condition. Dr. HUME attended the patient.
Sunday, the Coalgate Athletic Club had a practice game of football at the park and a good sized crowd witnessed the game which was very interesting.