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[[preprinted]] June, THURSDAY, 17. 1897. [[/preprinted]]

Tempt +62[[degree symbol]] and Barometer 28.30 @ 7 [[superscript]] 3 [[/superscript]]/a

 " [[ditto for: Tempt]] +64[[degree symbol]] [[dittos for: and Barometer]] 28.19 @ 6 PM

Damp wet disagreeable day - Raining - drizzling all day -

Both Collieries are idle -

Put up notices to-day, to the effect that bids will be received to drive the 2' West Skidmore Gangway at Vulcan which is in a rock fault.  Also to drive a tunnel from the Seven Foot gangway to the Skidmore on the 1st Lift, West side -

Thomas S. McNair of Hazleton was here this AM -

We ordered the Compressed Air Locomotives, Piping etc, from H K Porter & Co, and the Compressor from the Norwalk Iron Works Co., to-day -

Men here at New Boston loading the 10 cars of BWheat in stock - for LVRR Co So Easton - Also have men loading 2 trucks with brick, for BMtn Colliery, where it will be used for constructing a fan draft plant - which so far -  has not been ordered, but will be, probably, this week -

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[[preprinted]] June, FRIDAY, 18. 1897. [[/preprinted]]

Tempt +66[[degree symbol]] and Barometer 28.25 @ 7 [[superscript]] 3 [[/superscript]]/a

 " [[ditto for: Tempt]] +68 [[dittos for: and Barometer]] 28.36 @ 6 PM

Pleasant all day - Sun shining brightly -

Both Collieries idle - R.R. Co. not running cars - The usual squads of men are working in and around the Colliery, repairing and cleaning up - Carpenters are putting in the new Christ (Nut) Jig at Vulcan -

Everything quiet -

39/4 cars of BWht have been loaded here at New Boston, from stock - Asked for 40/4 received 39 - The men are now loading brick (2 trucks) for BMtn. -

The Committee sent out by the Legislature, to examine into the condition of the miners of the Anthracite Coal Region, have made out their report - Same was published in the Pottsville Miners [[strikethrough]] table [[/strikethrough]] Journal -

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