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Record and Chronicle Denton Texas Monday Evening

November 28, 1910


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.
    The dead:
     Richard Palmer
  Olen Malone
  James Gould
  Henry Self
  Charles Self
  Dan McCarty
  Newton Gillenwaters
  James Carpenter
  Pit Boss William Brown
  Tom Stevens
  D. J. Jones
  Horace Lax
  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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