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[[preprinted]] March. WEDNESDAY,  3. 1897. [[/preprinted]]

Tempt 44[[degree symbol]] and Barometer 28.26 @ 7 [[superscript]] 3 [[/superscript]]/AM
" [[Ditto for: Tempt]] +44[[degree symbol]] " " [[Dittos for: and Barometer]] 28.20 @ 6 P.M.

Very disagreeable day - Drizzling Rain all day - Foggy - Cleared up some what at 5.30 PM. Sun came out for a few moments - Cloudy - Commencing to blow -

Both Collieries idle - Vulcan run through 6 cars of Condemned Coal, Egg Stove & Nut - First we have had for some time - Val claims it is on account of "Buck Mtn" Vein coal, claiming that there is more coming out just now - Not very much more than usual -

Received our Car allotments for to day and yesterday, yesterday - All were loaded and we could be idle to day - Will be idle until next Monday - Delano offered this arrangement to us of getting our cars for two days on one day -

Harry Lattimore is getting the 3rd Lift at Buck Mountain, ready for the Locomotive that he bought last week, through A. S Males & Co.

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[[preprinted]] March. THURSDAY, 4. 1897. [[/preprinted]]

Tempt +22[[degree symbol]] and Barometer 28.66 @ 7 [[superscript]] 3 [[/superscript]]/AM
" [[Ditto for: Tempt]] +29 " " [[Dittos for: and Barometer]] 28.70 @ 12 [[strikethrough]] PM [[/strikethrough]] M
" [[Ditto for: Tempt]] +38 " " [[Dittos for: and Barometer]] 28.75 @ 6 PM

Beautiful day - Sun shining brightly -

Warmer this afternoon - 

"Inauguration" day   Wm MKinley takes the oath of Office, as President of the United States - A change in the management of the country may better things here and elsewhere, but it seems unprobable that the Anthracite Coal Operating Industry will [[strikethrough]] not [[/strikethrough]] be effected very much -

Both Collieries idle -

Squads of men working at both places - General repairing -

Everything quiet -

Hung up M Kinley's picture in the office here - Hope we will not have to turn it to the wall -
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