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Record and Chronicle Denton Texas Monday Evening
Gas Explosion in Jumpe (sic) Mines Near Antlers, Okla., This Morning
Force of Explosion Was so terrific that Five Miners Were Hurled Bodily
out of Thirty-foot Shaft-List of Dead.
Paris. Nov 28-Fourteen men lost their lives is the result of a gas
explosion in the Jumpe (sic) mines eighteen miles from Antlers, Okla., at 7
o'clock this morning. So terrific was the explosion that five miners were
hurled out of the shaft which was thirty feet deep. Nine more were entombed
and there is no hope of recovering them alive.
A large force of men is now digging for bodies. Many men had entered
the shaft for the day's work.
Pit Boss William Brown
D. J. Jones
James Daughtery, aged 62, a lumber hauler in the Jumpo (sic) mines,
died in his chair from the shock of the disaster while writing out the
names of the men killed. Choctaw Asphalt company owned the mines.
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