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m'iner rescued alive after
eight days undtrground.
Centralia, Pa., Oct. 4. Thomas
Toshesky, miner eptombed in the
mammoth vein of Continental col
liery of the Lehigh Valley Coal Com
pany, was rescuecr-alive this morning
at 7:25 after being buried eight days.
It was a marvelous piece of rescue
work. Only one man has been able
to work at a time for the past few
days and it was necessary for them
to pick rooks on their hands and
knees. The shift of rescuers that
started to work last night at 11
o'clock would have been relieved at
7 this morning, but when they real
ized they were about to make the
final break in the coal they asked per
mission to finish the task.
When Toshesky reached the sur
face of the earth he staggered into
the arms of Mine Inspector O'Don
nell. The light of the sun coming
over the mountain dazzled him so he
could not see. Blue glasses were
placed on his eyes, andhe was led to
his wife, -who fell on "her knees and
began a prayer of tranksgiving.
Scores of the man's friends waited
all through the night iorthe rescue,
and they crowded about, shaking his
hand. After Toshesky had been ex
amined by the physicians he was
placed in an auto and rushed to his
home. The physicians .found his con
dition better than expected, thqugh
his hair was slightly tinged with gray
as a result of the terrible experience
he underwent during those long
hours in a living tomb.
REDUCTION CUTS THEIR OFFER.
DOWN TO $340,000
The Chicago Reduction Company
magnates have made an almost open
confession that their demand for
$495,000 was an attempted hold-up
of the city by now offering to take
$340,000 for their garbage plant It
is probable the later offer may be
Citizens of the 26th ward are cir
culating petition to prevent the city ,
using the 32 acres of land at N. West
ern avenue and Grace street they
have arranged to purchase as a gar
bage dump.. They are an injunction
to restrain the city.
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PASTOR INTERFERES IN FIGHT
MAY DIE AS RESULT
For his efforts to prevent a man
from beating a slim youth, Rev. Hen
ry Briscoe Hall, pastor of the Porter
Memorial Congregational Church,
received injured which will probably
result in death.
His assailant was later arrested
after "putting up a terrific battle
against the police. He gave his name
as Paul Korgy, 2929 Ferdinand st
He had been drinking.
Dr. Hall intervened when he saw
Kerby beating Clarence Aird18, 1026
S. Oakwood blvd. Eorgy turned and
struck the pastor a stunning blow.
When he lay on the sidewalk, Korgy
repeatedly kicked him. The attack
occured at Oakley blvd. and W. 12th.
At Dr. Hall's home, 1009 S. Oakley
blvd., the doctors are doubtful of his
recovery. His skull is fractured.
She So you asked Mr. Billions for
his daughter's hand and were re
jected, of course?
He Worse than that, I was ejected!
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