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Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, November 8, 1910

Experts to decide rescue operations

With representatives of miners’ local, they will determine whether work shall be continued—Company prepared to adopt recommendation

One of the rescuers, Vitalis Marckx—fourth from the left—was supposed to work that fateful Sunday.

One of the rescuers, Vitalis Marckx—fourth from the left—was supposed to work that fateful Sunday.

BLACK DIAMOND, Tuesday, Nov. 8—The question of proceeding with the work of endeavoring to rescue bodies of the fifteen men caught in the Lawson slope explosion on Sunday morning, is finally to be settled tonight at a meeting of state mining experts and leaders of the Black Diamond local of United Mine Workers, according to G.W. Mertens, superintendent of the Columbia & Puget Sound Railroad, and secretary to J.C. Ford, president of the Pacific Coast Coal Company. (more…)

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