Archive for October 26th, 2017

Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, October 26, 1895

Coroner and mine inspector examined witnesses from 8 o’clock in the morning until 3 o’clock the following morning—company exonerated

Coroner Askam returned yesterday from Franklin, where he went, in reply to a request from General Counsel Piles to hold an inquest on the death of the four men who lost their lives in the fire along the main slope on the 17th. The jury returned a verdict finding that the men “voluntarily went in the mine without orders” to their death. (more…)

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