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1893 - A MINE HORROR. FIFTEEN PERSONS LOSE THEIR LIVES IN A MINE DISASTER AT SHAMOKIN, PA. A MINER'S LAMP CAUSES AN EXPLOSION OF THE DEADLY FIRE.

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Shamokin, Pa., April 1. - A miners lamp caused an explosion in the Noilson shaft operated by Langdon & Co. this morning. Many miners were in the mine at the time, and all escaped but twelve or fifteen who will lose their lives. A number of mules were also suffocated. Owing to yesterday being a holiday there were not as many men at work as usual.

Ten of the dead have been recovered as follows:
JOHN ROBLE.
JAMES and MIKE BRENNAN.
JOHN RYAN.
FRED GINTER.
JOHN BURTT.
JOHN GARRY.
JON BURTREX.
NICK DALTON.
FRANK SHUPIS.

It is not certainly known whether any more are in the mine which is burning fiercely with momentary danger of explosions. Despite this danger a large force of men and officials are battling the flames and gas. The dead were all found in a vein in which smoke found the way from a vein two hundred feet below. A thousand men are thrown out of employment.


Racine Daily Journal
Racine, Wisconsin
April 1, 1893

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