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thomas tobin(3gg or 2gg) (toban) poke hollow 1887 also charles connell possible relative
iued in a shaft. The Terrible Death ol Albert Deerins at 1'lvmonrh. On Friday last Albert Deering, of Poke Hollow, was kiled in No. 2 shaft of the D. & H. Company at Plymouth. On Saturday a Coroner's jury consisting of John ' E. Ma-loneyi James L. Weaver, David Miller, Charles ConnellJohn Gregory and Thomas Toban, was summoned to hold an iuquest The jury viewed the body and adjourned to meet at the Poke Hollow Hotel at . 2:30 o'clock next Wednesday afternoon for the Burpose of hearing such evidence as will aid lem in reaching a proper verdict . -The facts in the case would seem to warrant, serious investigation. Deering was one of . ten men who . were being brought to the surface on the , carriage, and when mid wa v in the shaft a hums niece of coal came down upon the men with a terri fic velocity, and striking Ueering and a man named Miller, who wa also on the carriage. Deering was instantly killed, hi brain being scattered, and his skull frightfully crushed, ; Miller sustained an ugly wound on his left breast, but will be able to gcraboht in a few days. In every shaft, great precautions are necessarily taken to prevent accidents of this kind. Safety gate are placed at the top of the breaker and at all the landings, and "bonnets" made of strong-, iron and firmly braced are placed upon the earriage. - With these . precautions. it would seern impossible that any miner ...1.1 M- H.lh In thnpappoy fa Whifrh, Deering did. It would appear tnat some thing has been neglected, and it is for the purpose of finding out the true facts in the case that the inquest has been ordered. The matter will be thoroughly investigated, and the blame, if there be any, laid upon tne rieht nartv.k - - -r- " - , x,- Deering was a German, and came to this country five years aero. He is said to have been a quiet, respectable citizen.; A wife and six helpless children survive him, their condition being a pitiful one, owing to their extreme poverty.