Mike Liles and Abe Liles Mineral Park, AZ
INJURED MEN ARE 10 COAST EYE SPECIALISTS (From Oatman Section Dally Miner) Mike Liles and J. R. Brown, who were badly injured Wednesday afternoon afternoon at the United Eastern No. 2 shaft when Abe Liles, brother of the former, picked into a missed hole and was instantly killed, were sent to Los Angeles yesterday afternoon for special treatment by eye specialists. Mike Liles was the worst injured but he is getting along as good as could be expected andwill recover, unless some complications set in. His light eye was badly cut in several places by the flying rocks and Dr. Mapes is afraid that the sight will be lost However, it is thought that by special care by eye specialists the sight may be saved. A small rock still remains in the lower part of the pupil and if it is possible to remove it without further injury to the eye the sight will be saved. After being treated by Dr. Mapes soon after the accident Brown was able to leave the hospital but later returned on account of the intense pain in his right eye which was badly injured. He remained in the hospital ( over night and after further examination examination it was thought advisable to send him to a Los Angeles eye special-fat special-fat James Chapman who was also hurt, was able to leave the hospital after Ids wounds were dressed. He was cut in several places about the head and face and his eyes were filled with rocks and dirt but they were not badly badly injured. W. H. White, the fifth miner in the shaft at the time of the explosion was not injured. A bucket was between between him and the explosion and saved him from injury. Mike Liles, besides the injury to his eye, was badly cut about the face and head. His chest was also cut in several several places, but other than being ex-tremly ex-tremly painful it is thought that his injuries are not necessarily dangerous. The body of Abe Liles w,ill be buried in Kingman Sunday afternoon. A large number of friends of the deceased, deceased, members of the Miners' Union, of which Liles was president, " will attend. Rev. Norcross of Oatman Oatman will officiate. Two brothers and a. sister of Mr. Liles and a brother of Mrs. Liles are expected to arrive this afternoon or tomorrow. Harry Parr, George Shortley, Len Strumm, Jack Mclver, Frank Wyland and "Baldy" t Mason will be the pall bearers. i , 1 i '