The Coalgate Nonpareil
Published in Coalgate, Indian Territory
Vol. 1, No. 1
December 1, 1893
All Over the World
GEORGE LYONS, who unaided held up and robbed a Northern Pacific train near Wadena, Minnesota, died in jail at Fergus Falls recently.
CHARLES BRUDNIGO, a prominent farmer of southern Marion County, Ohio, killed his 24 year old son JAMS BRUDNIGO.
At Kansas City, Missouri, MRS. JOHH STOVER killed her 4 year daughter and herself.
At Ardmore, I. T. recently in a scrap between an insurance agent and a brother of SAM BASS, Sam’s brother was slightly disfigured.
JAMES FITZGERALD is in prison in St. Louis, charged with killing his sweetheart, MISS ANNIE NARSINS, in that city recently.
RAY LUCAS, 3 years old, and JAMES WILLIAMS, colored 4 years old, died in a fire in Kansas City, Missouri recently.
Davisville, California, Nov. 23—E. M. EATON, a night operator, was mysteriously shot and killed Tuesday night…. Yesterday, CHARLES DODGE, a former resident of Davisville, walked into the sheriff’s office and gave himself up, saying he had shot Mr. Eaton…
An Old Man Suicides
San Francisco, California, NO. 28—Strange developments have followed the fact that an old man knows as AUGUSTUS M. SCRIBA committed suicide in poor lodgings here. .. Among his effects was found a letter in which the deceased declared himself as a lineal descendant of Alfred the Great, Edmund Ironside, Charlesmagne, Otho the Great, Malcolm Canmore and St. Margaret. But little was paid to the letter. Further investigation revealed a recorded lineage, elegantly printed and bound, running over 300 years and undoubtedly established the old man’s claims. Other papers prove that he was well known in New York, practicing aw and that he came here from Portland, Oregon where he was in 1892 the vice-president of the NATIONAL GUARNTEE & TRUST CO. He was an examiner of national banks in New York in 1886. He wasA letter from JOHN T. AGNEW to ABRAM S. HEWITT, ex-mayor of New York request that SCRIBAbe retained in that position… The two trunks and valise found in his room were addressed to MRS. MARY A. GARRIGAN, in N. Y. and he also requested that MRS. ANNA B . PLATT ofWashington, D. C. be notified of his death.
JOHN A COBB, M. D., physician and surgeon at Coalgate, office at residence near the store of the Working Men’s Industrial Co-operative Society.
R. T. TUTT’s Time Card on the Lehigh-Coalgate Hack Line
APPLEGATE & C o. for drugs, fine silverware, jewelry, clocks, gold pens, fine imported china ware, silversmithing a speciality, see our ‘hot-soda’ fountain
Be guided by facts and call on PHILLIPS, DAWSON & CO., Lehigh, I. T.
J. E. MURPHEY runs a job wagon with headquarters at J. C. PARKER’s shop and he sells the best of nut coal at $1 per ton. Apply at this office.
MISS SELINA A. HARKINS of North Coalgate has a good stock of standard millinery, adapted to the holiday trade. Ladies will find a choice array of hats.
THE COALGATE WORKMAN’S COOPERATIVE SOCIETY have a general supply store southwest of the depot where you can get a bill of staples as cheap as at any store in gown. Call and examine the stock and get prices. They will treat you right every time.
The RACKET, GEORGE LEE on Broadway has opened a fruit and confectionary store which is supplied with a tempting array of fresh fruit and confectionary, the best in the market, and he cordially invites everyone to come and see him for bargains. His wife conducts a tasty millinery department where the ladies will find the latest styles and fashions in winter hats and wraps.
TINER & PARKER’S Second-hand Store, southwest of the depot, is a good place for bargains, and does a rushing business If you want to start in housekeeping, see how nicely they can fit you out. They are honorable dealers.
MR. A. SLATER, near Co-operative Store on Broadway, keeps a full supply of undertaker’s goods, … He conducts funerals and furnishes a hearse. He is always on hand.
Come and see if you can’t get your hats a 25% on the dollar cheaper than any other place in Coalgate. Three hundred dollars worth of trimmed to select from. STAR HOTEL
STEVE MORGAN has purchased from J. C. PARKER his blacksmith shop, and J. W. HAGAN runs the carriage and wagonmaking departments. They are both skilled mechanics and execute work promptly on reasonable terms.
Coalgate has daily mail service from Lehigh by hack, which leaves here at 7:00 a.m., returning at 10:45 in the forenoon, making the trip in the afternoon and returning in the evening. R. T. TUTT is the popular manager and an accommodating gentleman to do business with.
You will find at V. S. COOK’s lumber yard, a general supply of fencing and other lumber, sash, doors, hardware and implements.
J. PRICE, of North Coalgate, conducts a first-class barbershop, and always treats customers to a clean shave or smooth haircut.
PETER FLOTHE / FIOTHE, a thrifty market gardener living two miles south of gown, makes daily visits to town with sweet and Irish potatoes, onions, cabbages, turnips, carrots, etc. which he sells at reasonable rates. He had the largest head of cabbage we had ever seen in many a day and his Irish potatoes were his second crop, sound and fine.
E. J. GARRETT, the Broadway barber, can give you a regulation haircut or smooth shave on short notice…
Miners and mine workers, Oct. 4th, are requested by Greenwood L A. No. 289 K. of L. to stay away from Greenwood, Arkansas as the “Southwestern Coal Mining Co.’s” mine (the only mine working) has been blacklisted. Information furnished when requested under seal of your L. A. By order of Greenwood L. A. No. 289 / 239.
MISS WILLIE SAUNDERS has received the appointment of assistant postmistress at this place and will make an efficient helper.
Sheriff WARD has received instructions and he has issued he necessary orders to deputy U. S. marshals, to close up all saloons selling wine and beer in his district by Saturday of this week. All saloons of Coalgate, 3 or 4 in number, will close promptly in compliance of this order.
November 20, 1893
Mr. and Mrs. E. BERTRAM, a daughter
Mr. and Mrs. R. WRIGHT, a daughter, in Atoka
At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. A. TEILE / TOILE, MISS ANNA B WRIGHT to MR. R. LUDLOW of Hartshorn Wednesday, Nov. 29, 1893. REV. F. H. WRIGHT officiated.
HARRIET F. MOREY died Nov. 22, 1893 at Coalgate, of Bright’s disease, late of Burlington, Kansas. (age was given, but unreadable on the copy). Deceased was of New England parentage, moved west at an early age and pioneer and lived in Wisconsin Iowa and Kansas. Her life was an active one, buried her husband some 14 years ago at Burlington, Kansas. Funeral services were held at Unity Hall, Rev. CORDELL officiating. Remains were buried temporarily, later they will be taken to Burlington.
MR. SAVAGE is at present in Paris, Texas where he is to stand trail on charges of selling beer to Indians.
SHERIFF J. L. WARD left for Paris, Texas on legal business.
REV. W. S. SIMONSON, pastor of the M. E church, and REV. J. E. MURPHEY will leave Dec. 11 to attend the M. E. conference at Guthrie.
MRS. SWADLEY has sold out his water wagon enterprise to W. H. WARNER, who will conduct the business hereafter.
MIKE MEYERS returned from Denison, Texas.
MRS. BUTCHER, is sick with sciatic rheumatism.
J. D. DUNLAP is at present touring this section with a phonograph. He was formerly employed in the blacksmith shop of H. H. GREMMETT.
J. T. ALEXANDER who was employed in the blacksmith shop of H. H. GREMMETT returned Tuesday to Greenville, Texas. He was compelled to quit work on account of a sore hand.
L. L. THOMPSON and family leave tomorrow for Kemp, Texas where he has a brother. Mr. Thompson has resided here for five months, is a good printer, and has a large list of friends and acquaintances. Kemp secures a good family and Coalgate is the loser.
JIM MCCALL and JIM LEE, U. S. deputy marshals, passed through Coalgate Tuesday enroute to Paris, Texas, with the prisoners picked on the Canadian River.
DR. KELL and a party of friends, including several Indians, leave next week on a hunting expedition to the McKamish Mountians 50 miles distant. They will be gone several days and are slated for bear, deer, turkeys, geese, catamount, and other toothsome quadrupeds.
JOE NUEL/ NAEL / NEAL who has been ill with remitting fever had a relapse and is considered in a critical condition.
M. RYAN of Taylor, Texas has opened a tailoring establishment in the Parker building west of the railroad crossing…
Man Found Murdered
Wednesday afternoon of last week, Nov. 22, a mile west of Briar Creek bridge, near No. 6, the body of an unknown man was found badly mutilated, under a pecan tree on the creek. He had evidently been murdered, then robbed, as his skull had been crushed in with a club and his neck and throat cut with a knife. The man had been killed previous to the rain early this week and the body was removed to Lehigh for interment. From papers found in the creek near where the corpse was found, it was surmised that his named was C. J. NELSON, as the day before Nelson was missed, a man by that name applied to MR. WILLIAMSON, boss of the strip mine, for work and was told by the latter to call another time as he had nothing for him to do that day. Among these papers is a letter from a Kansas niece and a bank book showing $140 deposited at the state bank in Arkansas City. There was a letter from Germany… On his person was only a buckskin string such as are used in the vest as watch guard and it was cut. There were papers showing that he had acquired a claim in the strip. He was light complected, probably of Swedish descent, 5’6’ in height, weighed about 165 pounds, inclined to heavy set, and sandy moustache. We understand that one or two persons have been arrested on suspicion, but on examination, nothing was developed against them and they were discharged. Later Monday of this week, deputy marshals, JIM CALE and JOE SELF, arrested a man named BURCH at the Half-Way House, who is suspected of the crime and he has been taken to Paris, Texas for examination.
MRS. JEMINA HUSSEY of Williamsville, Illinois accompanied by her granddaughter, MISS DAISY BARGER of Chicago, and her niece and her nephew, MISS TEXIE and MR. FRANK THOMPSON of Van Alstyne, Texas, were the guests of Dr. COBB and DR. CARSON last week. In the year 1852 when the gold … was raging, Mrs. Hussey, then a young bride, emigrated with many others to Oregon, and after these many years absence, is visiting her relatives here and in Texas. Mr. Frank Thompson, a son of A. J. THOMPSON, is a young man of much promise.. practicing law.
Notice of Sale
The following is a notice of the sale bearing the signature of J. L. WARD, SHERIFF of Atoka County, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory.
I, J. L. WARD, sheriff of Atoka County, Choctaw Nation, by virtue of the authority vested by the laws of the Choctaw Nation, and by virtue of a certain order issued by the County Judge of Atoka County, .. on the 22nd day of November, … property owned and rented in the town of Coalgate, Atoka County.. by non-citizens in violation of Choctaw law will sell at public auction at the county court house in Atoka County, on the 1st day of January 1894 the following described property, to wit:
One three-roomed house with lot and stable, south of THOMAS CURRY’S in Coalgate and claimed by Mike MEYERS, a non-citizen.
Oneone-roomed housed located back of JNO. SAVAGE’S in Coalgate, claimed by VICTOR PERRY, a non-citizen.
Two log houses with stable and garden, located on the hill north of CHARLES PRICE’s and claimed by VICTOR PERRY, a non-citizen.
One four-roomed house with lot located south of Second-hand Store in Coalgate and claimed by PAT HARLEY, a non-citizen.
Also one house owned by WILLIAM BRACKEN. One four-roomed house and lot located north of WILLIAM BRACKEN’s dwelling house and east side of Broadway.
All in the town of Coalgate, Atoka County, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory.
J. L. WARD, Sheriff of Atoka County
The Methodist Episcopal Church at Coalgate meets at Unity Hall every Sunday at 8 p.m. and at 7 p.m.Special services next Sunday. REV. J. W. CANE will address the Sunday School…. Signed by REV. W. F. SIMONSON.
December 8, 1893
PUBLISHER: A. D. BROWN
Coalgate Baptist Church… PASTOR H. H. CORDELL
Prospect Lodge No. 6, the K. of P. meets at Unity Hall… DAN MCLAUGHLAN, C.C.; BENJAIM REESE K. R. & S.
L. A. No. 1677 K. of L. meets every Wednesday… at Unity Hall…THOMAS MALLON, M. W.; JOHN FITZPATRICK REC. SEC.
Christmas Necktie Ball
A grand ‘Necktie Ball’ will be given at Unity Hall on Christmas night by the Coalgate Social Dance Club. The music will be furnished by Prof. J. L. JACKSON’s Orchestra and refreshments will be had. Go and have a good time.
Floor managers: WILLIAM ISHERWOOD, JNO. REESE, B. BLACKBIRD
Door keepers: H. F. RAGLAND, T. D. EDWARDS
Admission: 75 cents
We understand that Mr. BURCH, arrested on suspicion he knew something of the recent murder (Mr. NELSON) near No. 6 has been released, nothing having been developed connecting him with it. ….
Last Monday night an elegant saddle was stolen from CLAUD NEAL. It was taken from the fence where he had placed it while he was waiting upon JOEL NAEL, who is quite sick. As yet no clue to the thief has been found.
REV. W. S. SIMONSON is agent for several books that would make appropriate Christmas presents which are offered for sale at extremely low prices.
Messrs. ELEY & PERRY, dealers in general merchandiseon Broadway, are among the leading merchants of Coalgate and they are energetic, comprehensive businessmen…
MISS NORA ROSS, daughter of GEORGE ROSS of Allen, I. T., while out practicing with a target rifle accidentally shot herself through the big toe. The wound thought painful is not serious.
A Man Almost Torn to Pieces, Yet Lives for Three Hours
Monday of this week, a distressing accident occurred at MR. WILLIAMSON’s strip pit north of Lehigh, by which W. G. FISHER, a shot firer, lost his life, largely through carelessness in handling the deadly explosive known as dynamite. He had lighted a fuse and placed…. He was from Clay County, Indiana, unmarried and his remains consigned to the grave at Lehigh on Tuesday. The accident is an unfortunate one and the deal miner had a large number of friends and acquaintances who regret his untimely death.
The following is a list of unclaimed letters at the postoffice in Coalgate on Nov. 7, 1893. To obtain any of these, the applicant must call for ‘Advertised letters.’ Signed H. T. V. PERRY, postmaster.
MR. WILLIE GREGORY
MISS MARY JAMES
MRS. EVELINE THORNTON
J. D. GRAHAM
MRS. MARY J. SCOTT
L. I. ALEXANDER
MRS. EDITH ROSE
J. M. AMERSON
MRS. DOLLIE WILLIAMS
MISS MAUDE MANGUA
DR. J. M. BENTLY
MISS MARTHA GERRIAH
T. W. MCCULLOUGH
MISS JENNIE MCKIE / MCKEE
JNO. A. BRITTON
B. F. COFFEE
J. W. DUFFY
J. E. WARREN
D. W. SMITH
P. A. LUCK
MRS. H. F. MOREY
FOREIGN: JOHN SCOTT
POSTAL CARDS: EVA WEST, MRS. REBECCA WEST, ED WINIGER, DANIEL MCEWEN
Thursday, Dec. 29th( ? on date), JOHN SNYDER, living 7 miles west of Norman, Oklahoma Territory, was shot and killed over a claim contest, by ROB GREEN and GEORGE HADDOX, and the latter received a shot from which he may die. To much claim bumptiousness.
A well attended night school is progressing at the Baptist church and to those who do not have time to attend the day school, this is a rare opportunity to secure needed instruction. MR. HOOKS is thoroughly qualified as a teacher and his charges are reasonable.
With milk as scarce as it is not at present and butter at 30 cents, we believe there is a good investment in the dairy business. An agent of MR. THOMAS at Denison, Texas was here a few days ago with this object in view, and may bring 125 head of cows here for a large dairy establishment.
F. P. O’BOYLE of the Unity News depot keeps all the late papers and periodicals, as well a general assortment of stationery, confectionary, nuts, fruits, tobacco, cigars, etc. and THE NONPARIEL will be on sale at his stand and he is authorized to receive subscriptions and receipt for same.
On the 30th at Durant, an incendiary fire broke out in an upper story of a billiard hall at 2:00 a.m., and before it could be checked, most of the business part of the town was a maze of ruins. The loss falls heavily on the business community.
Monday of this week, deputy U. S. marshal FRANK FORE arrested JOHN SAVAGE on charge of violating the law governing the sale of intoxicants in the Choctaw Nation, and he will be required to defend himself in court. We believe one of the charges is for selling Choctaw beer some time ago.
November 24, 1893, MRS. PATRICK O’HARRAH lost a 8 month old daughter from a bowel complaint; the baby was buried at Lehigh.
The foot race Saturday at Krebs was won by CHAPPY SNODGRASS, over KID BRIDGES, of Coalgate. Distance, 150 yards, stakes, $250, and Snodgrass won by 10 inches. Krebs is distant from Coalgate 50 to 60 miles and some 40 to 50 of our people went over the race.
MRS. LIBBY EVANS left to Sedalia on receipt of a telegram stating her mother was dead.
A quarrel arising over a difference of 5 cents came very near terminating the lives of ROBERT TURNER and FRED AFTON, two Oachita County farmers, near Chicester Sunday. Prior to the encounter between them, TURNER and AFTON had attended church together and Turner invited Afton to accompany him for dinner. Turner complied, and after dinner, while pleasantly conversing about the fire, Afton remarked that Turner was in his debt for 5 cents, and if convenient, suggested that he settle the amount. Immediately Turner became violently enraged and began denouncing his host in the most vehement. Afton resented the insult and producing his knife, he made Turner get his knife, whereupon a bloody duel was fought. Turner’s family having become alarmed, ran to a neighbor to notify them of the murderous proceedings…
DECEMBER 15, 1893
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 Pottawatomie 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.
DECEMBER 20, 1893
The Two Territories
Two men, BUSH JOHNSON and HUGH DUNN, son-in-law and son of JAMES DUNN who lives 8 miles northeast of Hennessey, have been missing since Monday, September 18. Young Dunn made the run with his brother-in-law, who got a good claim and together they went to Enid to file….
Official Directory of the Choctaw Nation
WILSON N. JONES, PRINCIPAL CHIEF, CADDO
J. B. JACKSON, NATIONAL SECRETARY, POTEAU
W. W. WILSON, TREASURER, DOAKSVILLE
T. R. OAKES, NATIONAL AUDITOR, GOODLAND
C. E. NELSON, NATONAL ATTORNEY, ANTLERS
E. N. WRIGHT, NATIONAL AGENT, LEHIGH
J. B. JETR, SUPT. OF SCHOOLS, HARTHSORNE
Atoka County Directory
A.P. WARD, JUDGE, KIOWA
B. S. SMISER, CLERK, ATOKA
J. L. WARD, SHERIFF, COALGATE
EDMOND BILLY, RANGER, ATOKA
At a joint meeting of Labor Assemblies held in the city Wednesday night of last week, te following officers were chosen;
JAMES BLETRAND, CHECKMAN
JOE DE JULIA, COMMITTEE
GEORGE CUNNINGHAM, COMMITTEE
FRANK MCGUIRE, COMMITTEE
JOHN MARTINELLI, CHECKMAN
FRED SCHNELL, COMMITTEE
PETE MARTINELLI, COMMITTEE
GERMARCO VESCELLI, COMMITTEE
JOHN LOSE, CHECKMAN
H. HOFFMAN, COMMITTEE
T. RATCLIFFE, COMMITTEE
J. VENDETTA, COMMITTEE
TREASURER NO. 3-TONI THORAND
TREASURER NO. 4-L. DELEHART
TREASURER NO. 5-O’WALLACE
JOINT TREASURER—J. R. LIPPS
Coalgate encampment No. 6, I. O. O. F. meets at the Odd Fellow’s Hall on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, with the following officers in the chairs:
THEOP. CEABER, C. P.
JAMES BIRRELL, S. W.
ARCH. GILFILLEN, H. P.
ABE. SANDMAN, J. W.
THOMAS P. MORGAN, TREASURER
JAMES RENOLD, 1ST WATCH
THOMAS SCOTT, 2ND WATCH
CHARLES B. SMITH, 3RD WATCH
WILLIAM HEART/HART, 4TH WATCH
W. S. HUME, 1ST GUARD OF TENT
W. P. WHITLOCK, 2ND GUARD OF TENT
BARNEY CINETTO, INSIDE SENTINEL
FRED SANDMAN, OUTSIDE SENTINEL
P. J. GARRETT paid a visit to Denison.
The wife of JOSEPH COBB of Sherman, Texas was the guest of Dr. JOHN A. COBB. She returned home this week.
M. C. PAYNE, our dairyman, paid a visit to his daughter in Dallas,Texas.
W. H. HARRISON and several other Coalgate people went to McAlester Tuesday as witnesses.
Sunday, Mr. WALL visited a married daughter in Caddo.
A good many Coalgate orphans eat Christmas turkey at Lehigh and Atoka.
Several gallons of the ardent have been raked in by Sheriff Ward and his deputies.
DR. W. R. SHELDON, dentist, is at the Star Hotel…
The Episcopal services Sunday were fairly well attended and the exercise very interesting. REV. GIBBS delivered a brief and impressive service and REV. HARRIS with his music class of 14 little boys, members of the ST. ANDREW’s MISSION SCHOOL, clad in church vestments, furnished superior music. We are pleased to note this church is growing in a satisfactory manner, with a good prospect ahead of having a house of worship of their own. They will erect a neat church edifice that will be a credit to Coalgate.