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- 3 MINER~ ENT-034BED.
Disaster Ocear) at IUk (4ardel! 1-1
Ta., anli (ause so Far Unascer
Elk Garde-n, WV. Va., April 24.
- Twenty-three miners are tnombed ii
Ott mine, No. 20, of .th.? Davis Coa
and Coke company here, as the re.
su't of an explosion early today an(
lito. hoLe is --ntertained for the res.
cue of any of them alive, because o
tors of debris that las thus far de
te: :e t' progress of the rescuers
It cannot be learned yet whether thi
explosion was caused by dust or gas
Officials of the company say they hav4
never known their mines ^to be gas
As soon as the accident becam(
known, Superintendent Robert Gran
organized a rescue corps of the min
'ers off duty, and these attempted t(
enter the mine after notifying thi
officials of the cola company at Cum
Rescue Work Difficult.
The rescue parties had not advanc.
e:d far into the workings before the)
discovered it would take several day
to dig through the heaps of roof coa,
and slate that had been loosened b)
the explosion. It was then decidec
to effect an entrance nearer the prob
ably point of the explosion by cut
ting through the wAll of an adjoining
'mine owned by the same company
-Late this afternoon the rescuers had
penetrated to No. 20 mine, at a poin1
about 4,000 feet from the outside en
try. They still remained about the
sam distance to go before reachina
The Ott mine, No. 20, is almost di
Trectly u-nder the town of Elk Garden,
'which is on a hill. The mouth of th.
nnne is about a mile from the town.
All But One Americans.
'In striking contrast to the usual
*mine explosions, the victims in this
c,ase, with one exception, are Ameri
The mine usually employs 200 men
on the day shift, and about the same
inumber at night. A temporary sus
-pension of work, however, required
f'ewe-r men in the mines, else the cas
uialties might have been greater.
After penetrating about a mile
* down the main entry, the rescurers
tonight found the body of a man not
yet indentified. It was crushed be
r.eath a fall of slate, as though the
-roof had crumbled as he was run
ning out~ of the mine. The discovery
of this body Jleads te rescue party to
believe that none of the others are
~several yeards beyond, the passage
was completely blocked by the col
lapse of the roof. Behind and under
this fall, it is believed, the bodies of
the miners lay.
Havoc w'bichi was wrought in the
rrie wou-ld indicate that the explo
.sion was terrific." For a square mile
or more the slate and coal was slit
and props were splintered, letting the
roof fall in large portions.
Rlescue Car Sent.
Pittsburg, Pa., April 24.-Upon re
ceipt of a dispatch ,telling of the dis
aster, to executive- officers of the bu
reau of mines here Rescue Car No. 1
started to Elk Garden and a crew was
dispatched from Wilkesbarre. The
executive officers, D. Roberts and Geo.
T. Kellum, mine foremen of the gov
ernent testing station; John T. Ry
an and David D. Davis, first aid min
ers, were with the party. The car
and crew will reach the scene before
Fifteen Bodies Riecovered.
Ilk Garden, W. Va., April 25.-Fif
-ce bodies had been recovered from
thbe O)tt mine, No. 20, of the Davis and
Coke company tonight. Eight of the
23 buried by the collapse of the roof
of the mine in yesterday's explosion
are still partially buried, although
five of them were in sight of the res
cuers tonight when they had to de
sist because of a gaseous condition.
Of the 15 recovered two were sc
lackened and charred they were un
w.ill an,swer emergency calls in con
mtion with his office work. Special
tie.. morph.ine and other drug habits.
Hours 9 to 1 forenoon; 4 to 8 after
REPUBLIC1,S FACE BREACI..
!.1itle licpe of Agreement Among G.
0. P. Senators-Regalars Refuse
to Acede to Demands,.
Washington, April 25.-Differences
btween the regular and insurgEnt
Republican senators over the organ
ization of committees appear far from
being healed and a caucus called for
tomorrow afternoon to consider the
assignments agreed upon by the com
mittee on committees may develop an
absolute party break. Two sessions
of the committee were held today and
the regulars positively declined to
meet insurgent demands, which they
declared to be unreasonable.
Four points of difference remain to
be settled. LaFollette was to go on
'Kterstate commerce, Cummins on
finance, Bristow on foreign reasons
and Bourne on appropriations. It is
stated tonight that the demand for
places on these committees will be re
The regulars insisted that they have
given the insurgents everything to
which they are entitled under the
rules laid down-that of length of
seviice, which .gives to this minority
the choice of a large number of im
Insurgents Charge Packing.
Insurgent Republicans charge that
the regulars are packing the finance
and interstate commerce committees,
and first named to prevent assaulos
upon the Payne-Aldrich bill and the
Iprinciple of high protection, and th.e
latter to keep railroad legislation out
of the hands of the insurgents, whom
they claim have made studies of thi.s
subject. What the outcome will be in
the conetest tomorrow is not clear. The
regulars- .declared tonight that they
would not yield another inch to the
* In spite of diligent efforts to pre
vent the disclosures of the assign
ments as agreed upon by the commit
tee on committees, it became known
that the majority membership of the
great committees is as follows:
Appropriations and Finance.
Appropriations, Warren, of Wyomn
ing, chairman; Perkins, of California;
Gallinger, of New Hampshire; Cur
tis, of Kansas; Gamble, of South Da
kota: Smoot, of Utah; Wilmer, of
Rhode Island; Dixon, of Montana,
and probably Bourne, of Oregon.
FinanceL-Jenrose, of Pennsylvan
ia, chaiirman; Cullom, of Illinois:
Lodge, of Massachusetts, McCumbe..,
of ~North Dakota; Smnoot, of Utah;
Gallinger, of New Hampshire; Clarke,
of Wyoming; Heyburn, of Idaho, and
LaFollette, of Wisconsin.
The minority members of this com-.
mittee, which has charge of all tariW
bills, will be as follows: Bailey, of
Texas; Simmons, of North Carolina;
Stone, of Missouri; Kern, of Indiana;
~Williams, of Mississippi, and Johnson.
Foreign, Interstate, Judiciary.
Foreign Relations--Cullom, of Illi
nois, chairman; -Frye, of Maine;
Lodge, of' Massachusetts; Smith, of
Michigan; Root, of New York; Borah.
of Idaho; Burton, of Ohio; Suther-I
land, of Utah, and one place to be
Interstate ComnmerceCiapp, of
Minnesota, chairman; Cullom, of Illi
nois, Crane, of Massachusetts; Nix
on, of Nevada; Cummins, of iofva;
Oliver, of Pennsylvania; Townsend, of
Michigan, and Lippitt, of Rhode Is
Judiciary--Clark, of Wyoming,
chairman; Nelson, of Minnesota; Dil
lingham, of Vermont; Sutherland, of
Utah; Brandegee, of Connecticut;
Borah, of Idaho; Root, of New York;
Cummins, of Iowa, and Brown, of Ne
braska. Many changes will occur in
the chairmanships of other commit
tees. The entire committee slate, in
ciuding Democratic places, will be
presented to the senate Thursday.I
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
Notice is hereby given that on the
16th day of May, 1911, at 11 o'clock
a. in., in the office of the Probate
Judge for Newberry county, S. C., I
will make a final settlement of the
gurdianship estates of George R.
Koon, Mattie Koon, Mary Koon and:
David Koon, and immediately there
after apply for a final discharge as
MARY F. KOON,
April 14, 1911. Gnuardia n.
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