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Vol.1, No. 247 Chicago, Thursday, July 11, 1912 One Cent
SIX DIE IN MINE
Moundsville, W. Va., July 11.
Six miners are known to be dead,
three are dying, and it is feared
others are still entombed in the
Panama mine of the Ban Franklin
Coal Co., near here, as the result
of a gas explosion this morning
shortly after 9 o' clocks
Mine officials claim "there were
but nine workmen in the mine at
the time of the blast.
Rescuing parties were organ
ized .as soon as explosion oc
curred. Two bodies were taken from
the mine at 12 :45. Both men had
been crushed by falls of coal.
Three men were taken from
the workings- alive, but are dying
in a temporary hospital erected
near the mine shaft.
VOTE TODAY ON LORIMER
Washington, July ,11. Imme
diate vote on the eligibility of
Senator William Lorimer, junior
senator of Illinois, to sit in the
United States senate is probable.
Lorimer took the floor fn his
own behalf this afternoon, and
delivered a scathing-denunciation
of what he termed a "newspaper
conspiracy" to drive him from
politics in Illinois. Lorjmer's
speech came earlier than expect
ed. He followed Senator Reed of
Missouri, who demanded his ex
pulsion, and if Senator Lea of
Tennessee does not speak, a vote
will "be taken at once.
Standing behind a desk piled '
high with papers and books, out
wardly calm and collected, but
with passion in his voice, Lori
mer assailed the owners of the
Chicago Tribune and Record
Herald, as well as Gov. Deneen.
He declared the Tribune had
"robbed" the school land fund in
the lease it secured on the corner
of Dearborn and Madison streets.
The lease runs f,or 99 years and
the "robbery," he alleged, "would
aggregate 6,500,000 at the end
of that time."
He also cited figures that in
volved the Record-Herald saying,
"Mr. Lawson would be in the
penitentiary if the district attor
ney would only prosecute him,
and if he wasn't owned by the
trust press of Chicago."
Gov. Deneen, according to Lor
imer, was also concerned in the
taxing scandal, and had retained
all of $465,000 in fees "belonging
to the school fund during his
eight years as prosecuting attor
ney of Cook county. Thjs share