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Auckland, December 10 . An appalling; disaster oconrred at Pittßbnrg, In the Pittsburg and Oherokl mine, ; whloh resulted In the loss of over 80 lives. An explosion occurred at 5.12 o'clock, when the dally blast is fired. One of the , blasts proved lo ba defective, and shot ft Btroim of fire, Igniting gas and fine par,, , tides of coal daaf, stirred np by two | previous blasts. AU the mioerß were ] felled, and manes of coal hurled upon them. The oonoaulon shook every p3tt { cf the mine. i A terrible explosion occurred at the | mines of the Kettle Creek Goal Mining Company, Clinton County, Pennsylvania, on November 3, and of 21 men working m the drive only three or four escape^ death or ibjury The explosion wbb caused by fire damp. Thirty men were killed m a coal mine explosion at AuleroDia, Sicily, on Nov. 9. An explosion, caused by tire damp, took place In the Champagnac colliery, ( Avignon, France, on November 3. The < pit was full of men at the time, and some ] 80 were killed end many mutilated beyond < recognition. ' An explosion occurred on November 14 . at Frederick Pittdown, Belgium. Twenty 1 men were killed. ' The O«stle of Llbenverter,, near Halle, 1 Bixony, was burned on November 14. « 'With It perished the castle physician, his wife, child, and two servants. A despatch dated London, November 3 Biys that a carrier recently arrived i at Zanzibar from Sofala and reported that i a party of Arabs met Stanley 'a rear < pnard west of Albert Nyanaa last Nov. J It was composed of 30 men. Stanley, a with the advance of the expedition was t two daya' march ahead. Groat suffering had been endured, and owing to the thick forests the expedition was unable to march more than a mile and a qnarter dally. Many members had died and 40 were drowned In crossing a largo river. Stanley was foroed to fight hostile tribes to secure provisions , His health was good and he hoped to arrive at Wadelal, within ■ fifty days. On the other hand the J Swedish explorer Westmick, now In & Berlin, reoelved a letter on November 11 * from a friend on the Congo expressing a < confident belief that Stanley Is dead, * . I ri' ' ■ t

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ADDITIONAL MAIL NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2009, 10 December 1888

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ADDITIONAL MAIL NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2009, 10 December 1888