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   Clinton Plaindealer (Newspaper) - February 1, 1907, Clinton, Indiana                                 he Clinton Plaindea  A HOME NKW8PAPEB BY HOME "BOYS."  & VANNEST, Publishers.  CLINTON, INDIANA, FEBRUARY I, »07.  VOLUME 2. NO. 6.  HITE'S - - -  WHITE PINE AND RED SPRUCE •XPECTORANT  A great remedy for every sort of cough. It relieves throat irritation, stops night coughing. The healing and soothing properties of White's White Pine and Red Spruce are carried to the seat of trouble.  TOUCHES THE TICKLE  Its best recommendation is that people who try it once use it afterwards whenever a cough remedy is required and recommend it to their friends. Good for young and old.  White's Pharmacy  CLINTON'S GREATEST DRUG STORE  PLANS FOR SAFETY  t  t  I  E,  rr"  r  '■If  Operators and Miners A^ree as to Plans for Protection of Men  Representatives of the operators of the Dering and Oak Hill mines and a committee of the miners met Sunday and discussed over plans for the safety of the miners while at work in the mines. It was a-greed that the operators and the miners should each select a man and tlieso two men would examine every sliot in the mines, before the shooters would commence work.  It has been claimed thai a great many of the explosions have been caused by shots not well ])ut in and poorly tamped. All shots in the future will be tamped, as they used to be when every man shot his own shots, with clay. Shots that look dangerous will be marked by the inspectors and will not be ilred by the shooters.  It is believed that tliis arrangement will prove satisfactory and that explosions will be b thing of the past. Years ago when every man fired his own shots great ])recau-tion was-taken and explosions were almost unknown.  The pole for the fire house has been put in ])lace and the boys can S ».now quickly descend from upstaii's to the l(>\v(>r üo(*r.  Horse and Bu^^y Found  The horse and delivery wagon driven by John Sabo, the Austrian, who keeps a store on South Eighth street in this city, who disappeared a week ago last Sunday, was found lute Tuesday evening in the backwater just east of the arch in the grade a mile and a half south of this city. Thia confirms the fears that Sabo met his death by drowning in an attempt to cross the grade on his way home, January 20,  Sabo had been at the Syndicate mine, three miles south of here, to deln-er some groceries. The water from the river had backed up until it was over the grade. It was believed that Sabo had attempted to drive home and that in the darkness and wind storm he had gone olT the grade into the backwater.  For over a week searching parties have been dragging the water but the rig had drifted further from the grade than had been expected. A vigorous search for the body will be made but on account of the stnmg current at that place it is probable that the body has drifted some distance from the road.  Deputy Prosecutor dill of Newport was Saturday.  Jas. Stogs-the city,  m  So Much — Depends Upon Your Medicine  A physician's knowledge cometo nauglit unless his prescriptions, calling for medicines which he knows by experience will have certain etTects upon his patient, are compounded in strict accordance' with his directions, So you see that a skilled ])hannaci9t is as necessary as a skilled physician when there is illness. Competent, registered pharmacists only are employed in our prescription department The purest drugs in experienced hands insure that your medicines will be just as the doctor orders. When you bring your prescriptions here you are sure of ideal service.  BONNER-BENCE DRUG CO.  FRANK BENCE, Ph. G., Propnetor.  A Practical Miner's Views  The following communication was sent tothe-Terre Haute Tribune by a practical miner of this district and The Plaindealer has been asked to reprint it;  "There has been twenty men killed through ignorance on one side and I don't give a dam on the other.  "When the shot firers were first put on we had the best talent that the mines had, but we got the hurry up move. We had to devise some plans so the shot firers could get out sooner. What did we do? We went to using fuse, so when it it took eight hours with squibs to fire the same shots in a mine that puts (mt l.(K)0 to 1.200 tons per day. now, by the use of fuse two shot firers can be out of the mine in two hours.  '•One thousand to 1,2U0 tons per day. The miners use about seventy kegs of powder to get this tonnage. So witli 1,750 pounds of powder going up in a mine in two hours no wonder we have men killed-  "Now with the lisc of fuse the two shot iirers cuU have ten to twelve shots g>ung at once. Just think of this if you have the twelve shots in the head of the entry. There they start first, then go in the rooms as they hurry back. None of these rooms are in very far. JuSt think of the force of them going up in that narrow space! The twelve shots will have about sixty pounds of powder, for in narrow rooms and entries the miner gives his shots more powder than they do in wide rooms. Now what I mean by ignorance on tlie first part is this: If these men had been posted as to the laws how a hole should have been drilled they would have left one-third of these shots standing and would not have lit but one or two at a time.  '•About the one that 'don't give a damn.' He tramples the law under his feet and drills his hole contrary to the law and ho fills his hole full of powder and gets home to his family. While he is at his supper with his family the news comes that Mike and Steve have been killed by a 'dust explosion.' Why don't you say that 'my shots helped to kill them?" No, you say -we will go after the boss and the operator and the mine inspector.' So you fellows that 'don't give a damn,' you are the brains of your order and you are tlio ones that started to fire shots in these mines first. Why did you quit? Jieeause you saw that ignorance was getting the majority. How did they get in th( lead? You know—by the greed of your oi di'r and the operator and min(i boss.  You will say that your order had nothing to do with tliis, but you have charged them $2;") to get m and the operator says: 'John or Bili, get us some more men like them; they h-ave strong backs and work steady and load lots of coal.'  Now who are these? They are the ignorance in the mines that are killing and getting killed. Now you; pi'actical miner, are the one xhat -don't give a damn.'  '^top this, send for the mine in-sjjcctor and secretary and treasurer of the o})erators' association and you and they pick practical men for each mine in the Clinton district that ur.es shot firers. Allow no changes of these shot firers without the consent of the mine inspector and secretary and treasurer of the operators' association. Allow no fuse in the mine and go back to the use of the squib for firing shots, and we will have no more 'gas and dust explosions'. If you cannot agree on that way give this ignorant man so much for loading the coal and you practical men do the shooting and timbering,  What Do You Think of This?  The Terre Haute Tribune of Sunday contained a letter, which was sent to that paper, which told of the cause of the Sandford wreck. The letter was written by the man, who caused the wreck. He and another boy were schoolmates together, along with a girl, whom they both liked. When they arrived at manhood and womanhood the girl married the other fellow. This of course, gave the other fellow the "blues" and he became a criminal. He still loved that girl and was bent on getting revenge on the fellow that "beat his time." In the meantime he traveled all over the United States and committed many crimes. In fact he was so degraded that he became almost like a beast. He returned to Sand-ford and went to the home of his old sweetheart but found that she had gone to Terre Haute. He went to the depot and awaited her arrival. A freight train drew up at the station and he saw by the brakeman's lantern that one of the cars was labeled '-powder. '  He had with liim a bomb. As the freight stopped the passenger pulled in and he noticed that the latter would stop near the car of powder. He lit the fuse to the bomb and threw it under the car of powder. In an instant his fiendish work was done. He had blown his old sweetheart into eternity. He returned to the scene and found a part of the body of his intended vistim.  Now wouldn't that jar you!  Clinton Defeats Perrysville  The Clinton high school basket ball team defeated the Perrysville town team at basket ball at the Clinton opera house, Frid:^y evening, by the score of 12 to 11. The game was hotly contested from start to finish. The Perrysville boys have an excellent have been defeating all in Western Indiana, was as follows:  Perrysville H 8^11 Clinton G-t3-12  team and the teams The score  IMPLEMENTS  SELL  Because Farmers want them. They make more money for the Farmers than ary other tools, and the Farmer can't help finding it out sooner or later. But the DEALER can help him find it out sooner and make more money for both by it.  Call and ici is Talk ii over.  There will be some small changes in prices on some lines this spring. You had better •'get next." There will be some big changes before the season is hardly commenced. You will surel}' saye money by placing your order with us NOW. WE ARE WRITING ORDERS NOW.  Harlan & Higgins  Booslcr Pumps ^an  Don't Need Fixin'.  » >»  Watch This Space Next Week.  M.4Y GET MACHINE SHOPS  Some Talk of the Frisco System Brinj^ing: Shops to Clinton  There is some talk going the rounds that the Frisco system is L-ontemplating changing the site of their machine shops, now located at Danville, 111., and that they are looking with favor on our city.  If this be true and the shops brought here it will mean a big boom for Clinton. They employ several hundi-ed men.  Insane Man Escapes  Bob James, who has been detained in the asylum at Indianapolis, made his escape, Monday night. It will l>e reinembertHl that James tried to commit suicide, while in the Newport jail, by stabbing himself in tht> n(>('k with t1ie tin tip of a lead pencil.  Sheriff Stephens is on the lookout for him and expects to have some trouble with him when he meets him. He is classed as a dangerous man.  Will Investigate Accident  A committee of seven men and one lady has be(>n appointed by the state as an investigation committee, who will come to Clinton the latter part of the week to begin a tliorough investigation as to the explosion at mine No. 7.  Mayor Lowry has secured the consent of the fire boys for the use of their club room as a meeting place for the committee.  Double Wedding at Mass  Father Malier performed a double wedding at the Catholic church, Monday at 10 a. m. The contracting parties are Pietro Fenoglio and Maria Genisio and Antony Yate and Mary Lantcnit. The young couple will make Clinton their home.  To Perfect Organization  The stockholders in the canning factory will meet in the eity hall, this afternoon at 3 to pefect a permanent organ Izatiou  Mrs. Elwood Quissenb'Äry has been ill for the past twa weeks.  Call for Election  An election will be held, Thurs. day, February 7, at the city hali for voters of the city of Clinton i'> decide the question whether tlu school board shall build a central school building on Ninth street and Western Avenue or a ward scho(>l building on North Eighth street. The polls will open at "J a. m., and close at 7 p. m.  The School Board The City Council  Cieorge L. Brown's business has grown to such an extent that it has become necessary to employ another man and to enlarge his shop. He is now "head over heels" in work and is looking for another w(u-kman.  John Crane was -41) years olu. Sunday. His immediate relatives gathered in and made a birthday dinner on him. An enjoyable day was spent. John passed a very pleasant day. His condition remains about the same.  Tested and Glasses Fitted  -BY-  H. T. Harger  Gratuate Optlialmolgist  AT TliF.  Comer Jewelry Store FINE WATCH WORK A SPECIALTY  PURE  DRUGS  Promptness and accm^acy in filling prescriptions . . .  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