John Patton, an aged minor of Tunnelhill, was instantly killed in the soft coal mines at Bennington, Blair county, on Wednesday morning of last week. He was at work checking the number of the car that levels the top of the grade at the entrance of the mine, and halted one of the cars, probably to inspect it. He stepped in front of it and knelt down in front of the wheels. Suddenly the car started. Patton was caught under the front wheels and his head and body crushed. The remains were taken to the man's home at Tunnelhill. Patton was seventy years old and is survived by his two daughters.