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The Cooperstown Courier (ND)
The Cooperstown Courier (ND)
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Description: Explosion In a Mine - Six Men Killed

Date: March 30 1905

Newspaper published in: Cooperstown, ND

Source: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/

Page/Column: Page 2, Column 2

EXPLOSION IN A MINE
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Indiana Colliery Scene of a Deadly
Disaster—Six Men Lose Their Lives.
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Princeton, Ind., March 23.—Six miners dead and four injured, two probably fatally, is the result of an explosion in the mine of the Princeton Coal & Mining company Wednesday afternoon. The dead are: Hudson Weatherly, aged 30, married; Edmond Geiser, aged 23, single; Albert Geiser, 21, single; Harry Taggart, 46, single; William Biggs, 38, married; George Dill, 46, married.
The cause of the disaster is not known, save that it resulted from a powder explosion. The miners were making their blasts previous to leaving the mine, and the greater part of the miners had ascended. Whether it was a premature shot or an overcharge is not known now, nor is it known who fired the shot.

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