Shelby W. Jordan and John Trevethen
Lose Their Lives In a Mine
deplorable and fatal accident happened in the Old Dominion mine last
Monday, shortly alter the noon is hour, the victims being John
Trevethen be and Shelby W. Jordan.
The young men were engaged in an
attempt to clear a chute connecting the 10th and 11th levels, which had
become choked with waste from the new pump station being cut on the
10th level. Powder had been exploded near the bottom of the chute to
loosen the contents and after shooting, Trevethen and Jordan, who were
alone in the intermediate slope between the two levels, entered the
chute at that point for the purpose of dislodging the waste if
possible. The on chute is only two feet square from the tenth level
down to the stone mentioned and three feet square from there down to
the eleventh, the men must have both been standing in the chute when
the waste suddenly gave way under their feet and other broken rock,
from fine to course sizes, fell into the chute on top of the
unfortunate men, burying them between many tons of material.
The accident was quickly discovered
by men working in the vicinity of the chute and the groans coming from
the chute told of the fate of Jordon and Trevethen. Efforts were
immediately started to rescue them, but without avail. It was found a
slow and difficult undertaking to start the waste running again and no
being could survive more than a few minutes under the great pressure to
which Jordan and Trevethen were subjected.
It was two hours after the accident
when the bodies of the men were recovered.
When taken from the chute they were
in a close embrace, one of Trevethen's arms being around Jordan; the
latter had a piece or steel in his hand. Both bodies were bruised and
lacerated. The cuticle was almost entirely stripped from Trevethen's
face, and his right arm was broken above the elbow and the left leg
broken between the knee and hip. An inquest was held by Acting Coroner
Hinson Thomas and a verdict returned by the jury of accidental death
for which no one is to blame. Shelby W. Jordan was 23 years of age and
his home was at Tulia, Texas, where his widowed mother resides and to
which place the remains were snipped this morning.
John Trevethen was a native of
Scorrier, Cornwall, England, and 22 years old. He had been in the
United States two years and in Globe only two months. The funeral of
Trevethen took place this afternoon from the undertaking parlors of F.
L. Jones, under the auspices of Globe Miners' Union.
Arizona Silver Belt. (Globe City,
Pinal County, Ariz.), April 12, 1906
Mrs Pearl Hunter Killed by the
Accidental Discharge of a Pistol
At Roosevelt last Friday evening Mrs. Pearl Hunter, of Glaisure, Texas,
was almost instantly killed by the accident discharged of a pistol.
Mrs. Hunter, her husband and their little daughter, four years of age,
had just arrived on the stage from Globe and were assigned a room on
the second floor of J. D. Houston's lodging house. Mrs. Hunter,
carrying her husband's coat in the pocket of which was a revolver, to
go up the stairs when the pistol fell from the coat and was discharged,
the ball entering the left nostril of the unfortunate woman and
penetrating the brain, causing death within two or three An inquest was
held by Acting Coroner J. C. Evans and jury returned a verdict of
accidental death. The funeral took place at Roosevelt following day.
The family. were enroute from Texas to Rye to visit Mrs. Sam Haught,
aunt of the deceased woman.Mrs. Hunter was twenty-one years of age and
of prepossessing appearance. Her tragic death is deeply deplored at
Arizona Silver Belt. (Globe City, Pinal County, Ariz.), April 19, 1906