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FIVE SCORE MINERS
PERISH IN EXPLOSION
ONE HINDKEI) AM) FIVE KELIE>EI)
TO HAVE ED.
South Carolinian Anions* tlio Missinir
Two Score Americans Anions
McCurtain, Okla., March 20.?One
hundred and five lives is accepted tonight
as an approximately correct estimate
of the human toll taken this;
morning when Mine Xo. 2 of the Sans
Bois Coal company h- re was wrecked
by an explosion. Of the 116 men of;
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tne aay sunt om* 11 <nc nuu >? ?v
alive while the others are entombed
behind the debris. In the opinion of
government experts and mine officials
they are dead and a special train j
which brought physicians and nurses
from Fort Smith, Ark., today returned
tonight. Five physicians remained
with the faint hope tnat some 01 me ;
Imprisoned men might be found alive.;
Among those unaccounted for are j
the members of a surveying party j
headed by W. D. Roper, of Clio, S. C. j
Forty-three Americans were employed j
in the mine. j
The explosion occurred shortly after
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surface beard a faint rumble and an j
earth tremor. When those nearest to !
the mouth of the mine reached the '
opening a cloud of dust and smoke
Those That Escaped.
Then came tense moments of wait
ing for those in the mine to emerge, I
Frank Fields, a miner, was the first!
to stagger out. He was walking in j
an entry and heard the -explosion, he j
said. He jumped into a side room:
and the explosion passed and he made j
1 ^ Anoiliinr Dfhor
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miners escaped through a man-way. !
A "rope-rider," who was coming to
the surface when the explosion oc-1
curred, was the 11th man to escape, j
Superintendent Brown of the coal'
company led the first rescue party into j
the minie> but they could proceed no !
further than the sixth level because J
of the accumulation of debris uid re-i
turned to the surface with the body of j
John Colwas, 17-year-old youth. 1
In the meantime heartrending
scenes were enacted at the mine open- 1
ing where hundreds of women and
children had gathered. Throughout
the afternoon while rescue work was
halted awaiting the arrival of mine
experts from the government station j
at McAlester, Okla., they remained j
about the opening.
Every Home Desolate.
Pra rfinal Iv everv home in the camD i
has one or more members buried in i
tha mine. The systematic work of:
penetrating the mine began early to- j
night and the first half hundred res- j
cuers, who are working in relays,
brought four bodies out of the mine.
The bearers of the bodies passed between
rows of grief-stricken relatives
who clamored for a view of the dead, j.
The bodies were blackened and burn- j
, ed and practically unrecognizable. |
Confusion was so great that it was 1
impossible to determine definitely.
their identity. jAt
8 o'clock it was reported that!
the rescuing party had found 16 more :
bodies which would be brought out;
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trip of the rescuing party in the mine ,
tonight. . 1 (
* - Little Chance for Any. ! <
Superintendent Brown stated to-;(
night that the force and extent of the' *
explosion was such that only by the J
remotest possibility could any of the 1
entombed men be alive. The mine 1
machinery is operated by compressed j e
air and ther-a are several small pumps F
in different sections of the mine. These j t
pumps exhaust pure air. If the force a
of the explosion and flames did not
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chance that some of them are being i
kept alive by these fresh currents. To t
this one slim chance the relatives and
friends of the entombed men cling, i
"with pitiful hope and pray. j c
The cause of the explosion resulted, |
according to mine experts, from either ; *
accumulated gas or coal dust. The:1
Sans Bois property is owned by the j *
Fort S^mith & Western Railroad com- i *
OUTLAW PURSUIT IX VAI>. jf
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Search lor Alien t*ane: 111 jiuuiuams
Prores Fruitless?Death List
Hillsville, Va., March 20.?With the: <
S-earch for the Allen gang fruitless 011 .
the eve of the seventh day since the <
court house tragedy, it seems probable j
tonight that the death list soon may;'
be increased to six p-efore morning, i
Andrew P. Howlett, Who was shot in >
the back, is not expected to live ;
through the night. Ho was trying to
protect his wife from the showers of
lead which killed th- judge, prosecutor.
sheriff, a woman and a man and
. "U ~ a/smvum-ciMa Inl a eiifll n
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excitement as it had never known.
The ball cut through his body, coming
out above the chest.
Detectiv-s who were hurriedly sum-!
moiled by messengers yesterday to the
supposed hiding place of the Allen
gang had not returned from their
iiOiiiitain quest at nightfall. With almost
a we- k elapsed since the shooting
up of the court, not a single auth- j
entic report has readied Here or tiie
movements of any of the outlaws who ;
have spread terror throughout the
countryside for more- than a genera-1
Greek Meets Greek.
It is believed that there are r dozen j
of the Aliens and their henchmen in
the band somewhere in the mountain
fastness here. Many of the men in
the posses, which trained detectives',
are leading, are mountaineers accus-!
tomed to the country and to mountain
The law of Carroll county has thus
far been powerless to brook the situation,
but the detectives and their
.followers are not disheartened. If
bushwhacking and guerrilla warfare
are brought into play, as now seems
inevitable, the Aliens will meet their
match in cunning, courage and endurance.
If the chase becomes a siege it
will continue until the last of the Allen
clan is killed or captured.
Persons otherwise unemployed
busied themselves counting bullet
holes in thp court room which a week
ago was the scene of the massacre. Upwards
of 200 have been found and the
wonder is that more persons were not
killed by the fusillade.
Twenty-seven Took Effect.
. On account of the short range, most j
of the bullets lodged in the wall after
piercing the bodies of their victims.!
Twenty-seven of the bullets fired hitj
those killed and woundea.
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VJUv. iYicviiii tyuaj otm, IU ]
ter Goad, clerk of court, and his1
daughter, Jezebel, commending them j
for their bravery in the court room,!
last Thursday. The governor express-;
ed the> opinion that justice would be
done in Carroll county.
v Dr. Wilkinson, the village physician,
was busy today denying a report that
he was believed to have secretly visit-)
ed Sidna Allen at his mountain refuge;
Saturday and dress-sxl his wounds.
"There is absolutely no truth in j
any such statement as that," said Dr. j
Wilkinson today. "If I had any infor- j
11 let LIUII H-f UCip w?.w
Aliens I would give it to them at once." i
Was Merely a Mistake.
Winston-Sal-em, X. C., March 20.? j
Two men said to answer the descriptions
of Fred Allen and Wesley Edwards,
members of the Allen clan, j
who were seen walking toward Pilot!
mountain, were arrested at that place
today. They proved to be two Winston-Salem
boys walking to their
home. One was the son of Policeman
Swain, of Salem.
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Delivers Three Speeches in Spartanburg
Spartanburg, March IS.?Ira B.
Jones, former chief justice of South
Carolina, and now a candidate for gov
T Rlpacp t.hp ill-i ;
ii uui againoi v/uiv. ?, ?
iumbent, spent today at Inman, where ';
ie delivered two addresses. Judge j,
Tones came to ^Spartanburg Saturday
light and remained here until today,
neeting the voters of this city. He fi
xpects to make Spartanburg his tem orary
headquarters, making short
rips over the up-country to get better
cquainted with the people.
Besides his making two addresses at
nman, Judge Jones spoke to a meet-,
ng of farmers at New Prospect, near!
hat place. |
frAm bam to inman this morn-'
Vjruijug iium -x
ng Judge Jones spoke to the school
hildren of Inman at noon. |
In the afternoon he went to New
5rospect, to speak to a crowd of far-'
ners of that section, and then came j
)ack to Inman, to deliver an address
n the Inman mill chapel.
A good sized crowd greeted Judge,
rones at the night meeting, where his
>peech was devoted principally to poltics.
He was frequently interrupted
Judge Jones began his address withj
i few witty anecdotes, which at once
aught the attention of his admirers.
Fie then launched into the body of hisj
speech, a criticism of the governor, j
Judge Jones pointed out some inconsist
nci-'s in the governor's course, j
He showed That while Gov. Blease (
had vetoed a number of small appro1
priations, he virtually committed him-,
self to approval of plans for a $900,000
addition to th<. State house. In this;
the governor showed himself penny
\vis-> and pound foolish Judge Jones;
In conclusion, Judge Jones urged
his hearers to make up their minds
and vote for the man whom their consciences
made them support.
As the crowd was leaving the hall
some one shouted: "Hurrah for
Judge Jones stopped the exodus
with a gesture, and told a witty story
which aro::se<l more applause.
Judge Jones is spending tonight at
Tnman. Tomorrow he will speak at
Bramling and Campob-ello. At night
he will make an address in the uptown
section of Tnman.
$100,000 FOR SCHOOLS.
Kalanee or mspensary muki to lie imstrilmted,
Aceordiner to Act of
Columbia, March 1!).?Comptroller
General Jones, State Treasurer Jennings
and Superintendent of Education
; Swearinsren will in the course of the
next few days distribute among the
eeveral counties the unappropriated
balance of the money from the dispen!
sarv fund, amounting to about $70,000,
; which is deposited by the treasurer in
! some fifty banks throughout the State.
| This distribution will be among the
I counties according to enrolment in accordance
Tvith the act passed by the
: last legislature.
! The act requires these officials to
distribute any more funds, which may
i come into their hands from the old
: dispensary fund and as the Blease
: winding-up commission will turn over
I some $25,000 now in its hands, prob!
ably this week, this amount will be
distributed to the various counties.
This action was also directed by the
act of the recent legislature.
"The coal supply of the earth is
limited," said the scientist. "No one
can say how long it will last." "Great
Scott!" exclaimed a man in the back
row; "and here we've gone and wased
more'n a bushel of it heatin' the
hall for this lecture."?Washington
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