Clipped From The Courier-Journal
A IVrnbln I oat Mine Kxplosfon. London, June 18. A terrible explosion took place to d:ty in the 1'eudU bury colliery, colliery, near Manchester. Sixty persons have been lescusd alive aud seveu dead bodies have beeu recovered. A hundred miners are still Leiow. There is only a faint 1 opo that uuy of these can be saved. The ces iu which tbe volunteers were proceeding proceeding to tbe bottom of the pit got stuck in the s'uufl and it was two hours before the party could got to work exploring the mine for the missing men. Those who were rescued rescued state that when tbe explosion occurred they Co J to the bottom of the shaft and they are ignorant cf the fate of their companions. Another account ot tbe colliery explosion near Manchester says it occurred iu the Clifton Colliery; that there were 350 men at work at the time, and that 120 were taken out, but 2M are still imprisoned, and that it is feared that most, if not all, will perish. Later dispatches from Manchester say the-explosion the-explosion the-explosion was caused by fire-damp. fire-damp. fire-damp. There were working in the mine at the time it occurred 340 miners. One hundred and sixty of these were at work in the level in which the explosion occurred. Tbey are still in the mine and can not be reached owing owing to the masses of coal thrown down by the explosion. Tbe 120. men before reported rescued were taken out before noon. Great excitement bas been caused by the disaster. A dispatch f roiu Manchester states that up to ball-past ball-past ball-past 2 o'clock this afternoon IS dead bodies had been recov ered from the Pendle-bury Pendle-bury Pendle-bury colliery. A still later dispatch says 100 addtional men bave been rescued fiota tbe miue. Probably 100 bave been killed. THK LATEST. .Los dox, June 10 Tbe latest dispatch from Manchester states tbat 204 miners have been recovered alive from the Pendlebery colliery; that 22 bodies bave been taken out, and 122 men are stili unaccounted for. Tbe work of exploring is impeded by bad venU-lation venU-lation venU-lation and water.