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THIRD ANTHRACITE DISTRICT.

(LUZERNE AND SULLIVAN COUNTIES.)

Pittston, Pa., March 10, 1896. Hon. James W. Latta, Secretary of Internal Affairs, Harrisburg, Pa:

Sir: I have the honor herewith of presenting my annual report as Inspector of mines of the Third Anthracite District for the year 1895. The total production of coal in this district was 6,214,834 tons, an increase of 672,882 tons over that of 1894.

The number of fatal accidents was 69, being 18 more than the year previous, leaving 30 wives widows and 109 orphans. The number of non-fatal accidents was 167. The quantity of coal produced per life lost was 90,070 tons.

The report contains the usual tables with a brief description of a few of the fatal accidents and of the general improvements in the mines during the year.

Very respectfully yours,

H. McDONALD, Inspector of Mines.

1,195,392

221,999 1,056,416

255,273 361,011 229,218

Tons OF COAL MINED DURING THE YEAR 1895.
Pennsylvania Coal Company,
Butler Mine Company, Limited,
Lehigh Valley Coal Company,
Delaware and Hudson Canal Company,
Newton Coal Mining Company,
Old Forge Coal Mining Company,
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Com-

pany,
Forty Fort Coal Company,
Thomas Waddell Estate,
John C. Haddock,
Clear Spring Coal Company,
Hillside Coal and Iron Company,.
Florence Coal Company, Limited,

242,146 314,734 139,721 196,689 208,299 102,415 82,345

W. G. Payne & Co.,
Keystone Coal Company,
Avoca Coal Company,
Langcliffe Coal Company, Limited,
Stevens Coal Company,
Laflin Coal Company,
Robertson & Law,
Babylon Coal Company,
Mount Lookout Coal Company,
Raub Coal Company, Limited,
Algonquin Coal Company,
Laurel Run Coal Company,
John A Hutchins & Co.,
Westminster Coal Company,
William B. Miner,
Crescent Coal Compauy,
Wyoming Coal and Land Company,
State Line and Sullivan Railroad Company,

107,126 103,074 66,151 92,020 153,104

3,561 48,763 234,935 336,439

8,002 204,045 61,484

1,850 15,903 4,3-10 5,800 10,438 152,141

Total,

6,214,834

Number of Fatal Accidents and Tons of Coal Produced Per Life Lost.

Name of Operators,

Number of lives

lost.

Tons of coal

mined per life lost.

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Pennsylvania Coal Company,
Lehigh Valley Coal Company,
Delaware and Hudson Canal Company.
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company,
Putler Mine Company, Limited
Newton Coal Mining Company.
Old Forge Coal Mining Company,
Thomas Waddell Estate,
Hillside Coal and Iron Company,
Jolin C. Haddock,
('lear Spring Coal Company,
Florence Coal Company, Limited,
W. G. Payne & Co.,
Keystone Coal Company,
Avoca Coal Company,
Latin Coal Company,
Robertson & Law,
Langcliffe Coal Company, Limited,
Stevens (oal Company,
babylon Coal Company,
Mount Lookout Coal Company,
Forty Fort Coal Company,
Algonquin Coal Company,
Laurel Run Coal Company,
Westminster Coal Company,
Wyoming Coal and Land Company,
Rub Goal Company, Limited,
State Line and Sullivan Railroad Company,
Crescent Coal Company,
William B. Miner,
John A. Hutchins & Co.,

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Total,

69

90,070

Number of Non-Fatal Accidents and Tons of Corl Mined Per Person

Seriously Injured.

Name of Operators.

Number of per

sons Injured.

Tons of coal

mined per person injured.

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Pennsylvania Coal Company,
Lehigh Valley Coal Company,
Delaware and Hudson Canal Company,
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad ('ompany,
Butler Mine Company, Limited,
Newton Coal Mining Company,
old Forge Coal Mining Company,
Thomas Waddell Estate,
Hillside Coal and Iron Company,
John C. Haddock,
Clear Spring Coal Company,
Florence Coal Company, Limited,
W. G. Payne & Co.,
Keystone Coal Company,
Avoca Coal Company,
Laflin Coal Company,
Robertson & Law,
Langcliffe Coal Company, Limited,
Stevens Coal Company,
Babylon Coal Company,
Mount Lookout Coal Company,
Forty Fort Coal Company,
Algonquin Coal Company,
Laurel Run Coal Company,
Westminster Coal Company,
Wyoming Coal and Land Company,
Raub Coal Comnany, Limitel,
State Line and Sullivan Railroad Company,
Crescent (oal Mining Company,
William B. Miner.
John A. Hutchins & Co.,

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Total,

167

37,20%

Number of Fatal and Non-Fatal Accidents and Tons of Coal Produced

Per Each Person Killed or Injured.

Name of Operator.

Number of

killed or in-
jured.

Tons of coal

produced per person killed or injured.

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Pennsylvania Coal Company,
Lehigh Valley Coal Company,
Delaware and Hudson Canal Company,
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Rallroad Company,
Butler Mine Company. Limited,
Newton Coal Mining Company,
Old Forge Coal Mining Company,
Thomas Waddell Estate,
Hillside Coal and Iron Company,
John C. Haddock,
Clear Spring Coal Company,
Florence Coal Company, Limited,
W. G. Payne & Co.,
Keystone Coal Company,
Avoca Coal Company,
Laflin Coal Company,
Robertson & Law,
Langcliffe Coal Company Limited,
Stevens Coal Company,
Babylon Coal Company,
Mount Lookout Coal Company,
Forty Fort Coal Company,
Algonquin Coal Company,
Laurel Run Coal Company,
Westminster Coal Company,
Wyoming Coal Company,
Raub ('cal Company Limited.
State Line and Sullivan Railroad Company,
Crescent Coal Mining Company,
William B. Miner,
John A. Hutchins & Co.,

21,125 20.615, 22,607 1.781)

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Total,

236

26,33

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TABLE SHOWING THE NUMBER OF Each CLASS OF EMPLOYES IN THE

SECOND ANTHRACITE DISTRICT FOR 1895.

Inside.

Inside foreman and fire bosses,
Miners,
Miners' laborers,
All other company men,
Drivers and runners,
Door boys and helpers,

79 4,253 3,602 1,376 1,677

441

Total,

11,428 Outside.

Outside foremen,
Blacksmiths and carpenters,
Engineers and firemen,
Slate pickers,
All other company men,
Superintendents and clerks,

50 247

456 3,202 1,911

119

Total,

5,985

Summary. Tons of coal produced,

6,214,834 Tons of coal shipped,

5,719,076 Tons of coal sold at mines,

113,900 Tons of coal used at mines for steam,

381,858 Number of fatal accidents,

69 Number of non-fatal accidents,

167 Number of wives left widows,

30 Number of children made fatherless,

109 Number of persons employed,

17,413 Number of kegs of powder used,

206,906 Number of steam boilers in use,

773 Number of horses and males,

1,990 Number of mine locomotives,

25 Tons of coal produced per fatal accident,

90,070 Tons of coal produced per non-fatal accident,

37,208 Tons of coal produced per each employe,

351 Average number of days worked,

182.70 Number of tons of coal mined per keg of powder,

201 Number of tons of coal mined per day,

33,966 By referring to the time worked by the collieries in this report, it will be noticed that twenty-four of them worked less than half time. The cause being on account of restriction in mining and repairing, while three new collieries commenced to ship coal in the latter part of the year. It is evident that if the collieries would work full time, their producing capacity would exceed 10,000,000 tons per year.

The Annual Examination of Applicants for Certificates of Quali

fication.

The examination of applicants for certificates of qualification was held in the Butler Hill school building, Pittston, Pa., July 10 and 11, 1895.

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