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Coal Mines

Fourtieth Annual Mine Report
issued by the
Industrial Commission of Ohio, Division of Mines,
for the year ending
December 31st, 1914

 

SECOND DISTRICT
Morris Albaugh, Inspector
Murry, Ohio
Composed of the Counties of Hocking, Meigs, and the Following
Athens County Mines: N.Y. 31, 33, 35, 36 and 37; Juniper
1 and 2; Maple Hill and 10 X

HOCKING COUNTY, Ohio

NOTE.—Mr. T. S. Knox, of Nelsonville, O., is General Superintendent of all the New Pittsburg Coal Co.'s mines in this district.

New Pittsburg No. 5 .
Located in Murray City, O., on the H. V.R.R. Operated by the New Pittsburg Coal Co., of Columbus, O. John Slater, Murray City, O., is Supt.; John Walters, Murray City, O., mine boss. Geo. Palmer, of Murray City, succeeded John Walters as mine boss the latter part of the year.

New Pittsburg No. 7.
Located near Murray City, O., on the H. V.R.R. Operated by the New Pittsburg Coal Co., of Columbus, O. Henry Frericks, Supt.; John Rittemyer, mine boss, both of Nelsonville, O. Mr. Trericks died the latter part of December and was succeeded by John Slater, of Murray City, O.

New Pittsburg No. 7 1/2.
Located near Murray City, O., on the H.V.R.R. Operated by the New Pittsburg Coal Co., Columbus, O. John Robson, Supt.; Samuel Ponn, mine boss, both of Murray City, 0.
NOTE.—The New Pittsburg Coal Co. employs a safety inspector, Mr. Peter Booth, who spends all his time patrolling the working places in their mines; he is a valuable man and other companies would do well to follow their example.

NOTE: — Mr. Harry Kelly of Nelsonville, O., is Dist. Superintendent for all of the Sunday Creek Coal Co.'s mines in this district.

Jobs No. 1.
Located near Jobs, 0., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Sunday Creek Coal Co., Columbus, O., leased to Ed Bryan of Murray City, O. ,who has supervision.  Found the fan had been taken out of the mine and the men working in sight of daylight. They will soon be ready to abandon this mine.

Jobs No. 2.
Located at Jobs, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Sunday Creek Coal Co., Columbus, O. Frank Murphy, Nelsonville, O., Supt.; William Morgan, Murray City, O., mine boss.  employs 48 pick miners, 14 machine cutters, 120 loaders and 65 day hands.

No. 207 Snake Hollow 1 and 2.
Located in Snake Hollow on a branch of the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Sunday Creek Coal Co. of Columbus, O. Thomas Burns, Nelsonville, O., Supt.; John Coe, Carbon Hill, O., mine boss.  employs 5 pick mines, 18 machine cutters, 175 loaders and 80 day hands.

Sunday Creek No. 3X.
Located at New Pittsburg, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by Love Bros., Nelsonville, O. Ed. Love, 'Nelsonville, O., Supt.; John Love, Nelsonville, O., mine boss.  mule haulage; employs 2 machine men, 13 loaders and 1 day hand.
 
Sunday Creek No. 513 .
Located at Consol, O., on the Brush Fork branch of the H. V. R. R. . Operated by The Globe Coal Co., Murray City, Ohio. E. W. Davis, Murray City, O., Supt.; Lew Green, Carbon Hill, O., mine boss.  Employs 24 loaders, 2 machine cutters and 4 day hands.

Escoe No. 1 and 2.
Located 2 1/2 miles northwest of Murray City, O., on the H. V.R. R. Operated by the Essex Coal Co., Columbus, O. Chas. Essex, New Straitsville, had full charge until late in the year, when he was succeeded by Robt Essex, of New Straitsville, 0., and Samuel Auker, of New Straitsville, became mine boss.  Employs 4 pick miners, 8 machine runners, 107 loaders and 32 day hands. 
Oct. 29th. Found No. 2 had been abandoned. No. 1 was in good condition.

North Hocking No. 1 and 2.
Located one mile north of Murray City, O., on the H. V. R.R. Operated by the North Hocking Coal Co., Murray City, O. Archie Riggs, Supt., and John Badmelle mine boss, both of Murray City, 0. Mr. M. M. Kasler assumed full charge of the mine in July.  Employs 2 pick miners, 2 machine cutters, 14 loaders and 4 day hands.

Sycamore.
Located at Murray City, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Sycamore Coal Co., Murray City, O. Peter Bitner, Murray City, O., has full charge. Employs 5 pick miners and 2 day hands.

Gem.
Located at Lost Run, on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Gem Coal Co., Nelsonville, O. A. D. Knight, Nelsonville, O., Supt. and mine boss. Employs 11 machine runners, 70 loaders and 21 day hands.

Dewey.
Located in Lost Run, on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Davis Coal Co., New Straitsville, O. Wm. Davis, Supt.; Wm. Abram, mine boss, both of New Straitsville, O. Employs 2 machine runners, 9 loaders and 2 day hands.

Butterfly.
Located at Payne's Crossing, on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Kramer Coal Co., New Straitsville, O. John P. Kramer, New Straitsville, O.,  Employs 9 pick miners and 2 day hands.

Copperhead.
Located 1 mile from Payne's Crossing, on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Copperhead Coal Co., Carbon Hill, O. Chas. James, New Straitsville, had supervision until June, when the mine was bought by John Boyle, of New Straitsville, O., and Arch Laverty, of New Straitsville, became Supt.  Employs 2 machine runners, 8 loaders and 2 day hands.

Starr No. 1.
Located at Starr, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Starr-Hocking Coal Co.,Columbus, O. Chas. Haskins, Starr, O., Supt.; L. M. Haskins, Starr, O.,mine boss.  Frank Miller, Starr, O., succeeded L.M. Haskins as mine boss in September.  Employs 6 machine cutters, 42 loaders and 21 day hands.

Starr No. 2
Located at Starr, O., on the H.V.R.R.  Operated by the Starr-Hocking Coal Co., Columbus O.  Employs 10 machine cutters, 65 loaders, 28 day hands.

Diamond Clay
Located near Haydenville, O., on the H.V.R.R.  Operated by the Ohio Fire Proofing Co., Nelsonville, O., John Reuter, Supt, Nelsonville, O.; Eph Campbell, Nelsonville, O., mine  boss.  Employs 7 loaders and 3 hands.

Union Furnace Clay
Located at Union Furnace, O., on the H.V.R.R. Operated by the Columbus Brick and Terra Cotta Co., Columbus, O.  B.S. Fisher, Supt.; James Beckel, mine boss, both of Union Furnace O. Employes 3 drillers and shooters, 10 loaders and 6 day hands.

Kachelmacher Clay No. 4.
Located one mile north of Greendale, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Hocking Valley Products Co., Columbus. O. W. Drayton, Supt.; Ross Huddy, mine boss, both of Greendale, O. L. F. Hammond, Greendale, O., succeeded Ross Huddy as mine boss in June.  Employs 6 loaders and 1 day hand.

Kachelmacher Coal.
Located near the clay mines. Operated by the same company and under the same management. The product of both clay mines and coal being used at the brick plant at Greendale. Found only two men employed drawing pillars near the mine mouth.
Nov. 6th. Found the mine abandoned.

Kachelmacher Clay No. 5.
Located one mile north of Greendale. O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Hocking Valley Products Co., Columbus, 0. Wm. Drayton, Supt.; Ross Huddy, mine boss, both of Greendale, O. L. F. Hammond succeeded Ross Huddy in June.  Employs 22 loaders and 12 day hands.

Black Diamond Clay.
Located two miles from Haydenville, O. Operated by the National Fire-Proofing Co., Pittsburg, Pa. Thos. Brown, Supt.; Henry Snoke, mine boss, both of Haydenville, O.  Employs 16 loaders and 8 day hands.

Black Diamond Coal No. 1.
Located near the clay mine and owned by the same company, who have subleased it to E. M. McCallister, of Haydenville, O., who has charge of the place;  The mine employs 6 pick miners and 1 day hand.

Black Diamond Coal No. 2.
Located over the clay mine and owned by the same company, who have leased it to L. A. Simes, of Haydenville, O., who. has charge of the mine.  Employs 8 pick miners and 1 day hand.
*April 30. Investigated the fatal accident to Thomas Gilroy McCallister, a driver, who was killed by a fall of soapstone. The horse he was driving was also killed and another man badly injured.

*April 28, T. G. McAllister, American, driver, 57 yrs., Black Diamond Mine No. 2.  Employed as a driver in this mine which was practically worked out; a place had been started off the crop line entry and they had intended to make a switch to hold the cars; the roof became so bad this plan was abandoned, and the place was narrowed down and was being driven ahead; a parting had been laid at the mouth of this place and was used for switching empty cars.  A row of posts had been set between the two tracks; deceased while driving and changing cars pulled out of the working place and stopped beside the post when without any warning the roof gave way, tripped all four posts causing death of deceased.  The roof at this place was of a soapstone formation and in place of this kind should always be cross-timbered.
 
Black Diamond Nos. 3, 4 and 5.
Located two miles from Haydenville,. O. Operated by the National Fire-Proofing Co., Pittsburg, Pa. Thos. Brown, Supt.; Henry Snoke, mine "boss, both of Haydenville, O.  Employs 30 pick miners and 7 day hands. Nos. 3 and 4 were abandoned early in the spring.

Little Monkey .
Located near Carbon Hill, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Russel Run Coal Co., Carbon Hill, Ohio. W. B. Bailey, Carbon Hill, O., has supervision. He was succeeded by Isaac Blosser of Carbon Hill, O., in October.  Employs 2 machine cutters, 18 loaders and 7 day hands.

Old Greendale No. 5.
Located at Murray City, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Murray Mining Co., Columbus, O. J. W. Miskell, Supt.; Samuel Taylor, mine boss, both of Murray City, O.  Employs 2 machine men, 20 loaders and 7 day hands.

C. H. C. and I. Co., No. 15.
Located at Sand Run, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Central Hocking Coal Co., Columbus, O. T. J. McLuish, Supt.; Walter Crooks, mine boss, both of Carbon Hill, O. Employs 8 machine men, 86 loaders and 25 day hands.

Edgell.
Located at Sand Run. O., on the H. V. R. R. Owned by the Hocking Valley-Products Co. Operated by The Sand Run Coal Co., Nelsonville, Ohio. Jas. Miller, Logan, O., was superintendent until June, when he was succeeded by Chas. Green, of Sand Run, O.  Employs 12 loaders, 2 machine men and two day hands.

Royal.
Located at Longstreth, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Royal Coal Co., Nelsonville, O. Arthur Knight, Nelsonville, O., Supt.; Geo. Rosser, Nelsonville, mine boss.  Employed 2 machine men, 8 loaders and 2 day hands.

Dorr Run Mine .
Located one mile west of Carbon Hill, 0., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Coe Mining Co., Nelsonville, O. Henry L. Coe, Nelsonville, O., Supt., and Harry Joyce, Wm. Fielder, Joe Ball and L. M. Haskins all served time under Mr. Coe as mine boss while he had charge of the mine. The mine changed hands in October and was operated by the Dorr Run Coal Co., of Carbon Hill, O., the balance of the year. Mr. John Murday, Carbon Hill, O., had full charge under the new ownership.  Employs 6 machine cutters, 60 loaders and 18 day hands.

Stalters No. 1.
Located at Longstreth, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Carbon Hill Mining Co., Carbon Hill, O. Frank Hawk, Carbon Hill, O., has full charge. Drift opening to the No. 6 seam of coal. 6 ft. thick; employs 2 machine men, 20 loaders and 7 day hands.

Stalters No. 3.
Located at Longsteth, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by tne L. H. Nixon Coal Co., Nelsonville, O. L. H. Nixon. Nelsonville, O., Supt. and mine boss. Employed 5 loaders and 1 day hand. Oct. 1. Found the mine abandoned.

Nixon and Ervin.
Located at Longstreth, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Nixon and Ervin Coal Co., Nelsonville, O. L. II. Nixon, Supt., and Chas Ervin, mine boss, both of Nelsonville, O. This is a new mine just being opened up; it will never be a very large mine. Employs 4 pick miners and 1 day hand.  

Joyce.
Located one mile west of Carbon Hill, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Joyce Coal Co., Carbon Hill, O.. Clifford Joyce, Carbon Hill. O., has full charge. This is a new mine just being opened up; it will be a good sized mine when fully developed. Employs 5 pick miners, all driving entry, and one day hand. 
 

Helm Clay .
Located one mile north of Carbon Hill, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Helm Clay Products Co., Logan, Ohio. J. T. Gebhart, Supt.; Chas. Barthlow, mine boss, both of Logan, O. Employs 4 loaders and 1 day hand.

Helm Coal .
Located on the cray plant and operated by the same company and under the same management as above. The coal is all used at the clay plant. Employs 4 pick miners and 1 day hand.

Prosperity.
Located at Sand Run, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Carbon Coal Co., Columbus, O. The mine was not in operation during the year although a few men were kept there to keep the mine in repair. NOTE: Mr. P. C. Morris, of Nelsonville, O., is general superintendent of all the Manhattan Coal Co.'s mines in this district.

Manhattan No. 30.
Located near Orbiston, 0., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Manhattan Coal Co., Columbus, O. P. W. Wyckham, Nelsonville, O., Supt.; Arthur Stiff, Murray City, O.,mine boss. Employs 6 pick miners. 16 machine runners, 176 loaders and 78 day hands.

Manhattan No. 37.
Located at Cawthorne, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Manhattan Coal Co., Columbus, O. John Murphy, Supt. and mine boss, Nelsonville, O. Employs 6 machine runners, 53 loaders and 16 day hands.

SMALL MINES VISITED IN HOCKING COUNTY.
May 18. John Bowers, Nelsonville, O. Three pick miners.
May 18. Manuel Skivers, Nelsonville, O. Two pick miners.
May 19. Ed. Fisk, Nelsonville, O. Three pick miners.
May 19th. Frank Tedrow, Nelsonville, O. Four pick miners, 1 day hand.
May 19th. John Herrold, Nelsonville, O. Six pick miners, I day hand.
Nov. 25th. James Bayless, Nelsonville, O. Two pick miners, 1 day hand.
Nov. 25th. Lon Coakley, Nos. 1 and 2, Nelsonville, O. Five pick miners, day hand.
Nov. 25th. A. B. Ailes, Nelsonville, O. Three pick miners, 1 day hand.
Nov. 25th. Fred Coakley, Nelsonville, O. Two pick miners.
Nov. 25. J. S. Jones, Nelsonville, O. Two pick miners, 1 day hand.
Nov. 25th. Ashley Cook, Nelsonville, O. Two pick miners.
Nov. 24th. Henry Bobbitt, Jobs, O. Two pick miners.
July 24th. Wm. Nixon, New Straitsville, O. Two pick miners.
Dec. 1st. O. B. Sweazy, Sand Run, 0. One pick miner.

 

ATHENS COUNTY .

NOTE.—Mr. P. C. Morris, Nelsonville, O. is general superintendent of all the Manhattan Coal Co.'s mines in this district.

Manhattan No. 31.
Located near Buchtel, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Manhattan Coal Co., Columbus, O. E. W. Woody was in charge until October, when he was succeeded by Geo. McMahon, Murray City, O., and Mr. Woody became mine foreman. Employs 10 pick miners, 16 machine runners, 166 loaders and 90 day hands.

Manhattan No. 33.
Located near Buchtel, O. Operated by the Eagle Coal and Shale Co., Buchtel, O. Porter Sweazy, Buchtel, O., has supervision. Employs 2 pick miners, 2 machine runners, 23 loaders and 5 day hands. The mine is almost worked out, the men being employed mostly in drawing pillars.  Nov. 30. Found the mine almost ready to close down. A new opening was being made in another hill.

Manhattan Nos. 35 and 36.
Located near Buchtel, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Manhattan Coal Co., Columbus, O. Jno. Shepherd, of Nelsonville, was Supt., and Wm. Pierce, Nelsonville, O., was mine boss until September, when Mr. Pierce succeeded Mr. Shepherd as Supt., and Chas. Titzer, Nelsonvile, O., became mine boss. Employs 10 machine runners, 130 loaders and 54 day hands. These mines were formerly operated as separate mines but are now called one mine and operated as such.

Juniper No. 1.
Located at Buchtel, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the York Clay and Mining Co., Nelsonville, O. A. L. Preston, Buchtel, O., has supervision. Employs 4 machine runners, 34 loaders and 10 day hands.

Juniper No. 2.
Located at Buchtel, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the York Clay and Mining Co., Nelsonville, O. Hugh Mallen, Nelsonville, O., had supervision until October when he was succeeded by Ed Dugan of  Nelsonville, O.  Employs 6 pick miners, 6 machine runners, 40 loaders and 22 day hands.

East Hill.
Located at Buchtel, O. on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the East Hill Coal Co., Nelsonville, O. John McMillan, Supt.; Wm. Clause, mine boss, both of Buchtel, Ohio. 78 loaders and 27 day hands. This is one of the oldest mines in the state of Ohio. It has been opened up and abandoned four or five times. This is the fourth tipple to be used for this opening. The present operation is confined largely to drawing pillars and the mine is surrounded by old works, making it very hard to properly ventilate and drain the present workings.

Maple Hill.
Located 3 miles east of Nelsonville. O, on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Maple-Gallia Coal Co., Nelsonville, O. C. H. Terry, Supt; John McKee, mine boss, both of Nelsonville, O.  Employs 22 loaders, 4 machine men and 8 day hands. Visited  Feb. 24 and found the mine in satisfactory condition. The mine closed down April 1st and remained suspended the balance of the year.

Sunday Creek No. 10X.
Located near Orbiston, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Sunday Creek Coal Co., Columbus, O. Gus Malone, Supt.; Jas. Smith, mine boss, both of Nelsonville, O. Employs 4 pick miners, 14 machine runners, 149 loaders and 61 day hands.

Rittenberry-Wallace.
Located at Buchtel, O., on the H. V. R. R. Owned by the H. V. Products Co. Operated by Thos. Wallace and Paul Rittenbcrry, who market the product of the mine for domestic purposes at Buchtel, O. Employs 4 pick miners and 1 day hand.

THIRD DISTRICT
Andrew Ginnan, Inspector,
Jacksonville, Ohio
Composed of Athens County Excepting Mines Inspected By
Inspectors Grogan and Albaugh

 Sunday Creek No. 10.
Located about two miles west of Glouster, O., on the K. & M. R. R. Operated by the Sunday Creek Co., Columbus, O. D. H. Williams, Glouster, O., Dist Supt.; Walter Hayden, Derthic, O., mine foreman; John Jones, Glouster, O., assistant mine foreman. 170 loaders, 20 machine men and 72 day men are employed.

Sunday Creek No. 201.
Located at Floodwood, O., on H. V. R. R. Operated by The Sunday Creek Co., Columbus, O. Harry Kelley, Nelsonville, O., Dist. Supt.; C. H. Chidister, Nelsonville, O., mine foreman.  four men are employed to keep the water out of the mine.  Jan. 28. The mine was shut down and has not worked any during this year.

Sunday Creek No. 203 .
Located near Floodwood, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by The Hocking Domestic No. 6 Coal Co., Nelsonville, O. Henry C. Boles, Nelsonville, O., has supervision. This mine is nearly exhausted. Visited on Feb. 10th, Nov. 19th, and found in fair condition on both visits. A small force of from ten to thirty men are employed, taking out what coal is left in the mine. On my visit, Nov. 19th,  found the mine sub-leased to C. W. Creg & Son, Nelsonville, O., who has full supervision.

Sunday Creek No. 204 .
Located near Kimberley, O., on branch of the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Sunday Creek Co., Columbus, O. Harry Kelley, Nelsonville, O., Dist. Supt.; E. C. Dugan, Nelsonville, O., mine foreman. (John Monks, Nelsonville, O., succeeded  E. C. Dugan as mine foreman on the last part of the year.)  22 day men are employed. This mine is nearly exhausted. Only pillars and entry stumps remaining.

Sunday Creek No. 209 .
Located 3/4 miles northeast of Athens, O., on a branch of the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Sunday Creek Co., Columbus, O. Field Scott, Athens, O., Dist. Supt; John Clark, Poston, O., mine foreman.  170 loaders, 10 machine men and 63 day men are employed. Thomas Roan, Poston, O., mine foreman, who succeeded John Clark.

Sunday Creek No. 210.
Located 2 miles northeast of Athens, 0., on the branch of H. V. R. R. Operated by the Sunday Creek Co., Columbus, O. Field Scott, Athens, O., Dist. Supt.; William Altman, Poston, O., mine foreman. 73 loaders, 6 machine men and 28 day men are employed.

Sunday Creek No 211
Situated about 3 miles northeast of Athens, O., on a branch of the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Sunday Creek Co., Columbus, O. Field Scott, Athens, O., Dist. Supt.; Herman Thiesen, Poston, O., mine foreman.  173 loaders, 19 machine men and 92 day men are employed.

Sunday Creek No. 254.
Situated near Jacksonville, O., on the K. & M. R. R. Operated by the Sunday Creek Co., Columbus, O. D. H. Williams, Dist. Supt., Glouster, O.; John L. McDonald, Glouster, O., mine foreman; William Miller, assistant mine foreman, Glouster, O.   165 loaders, 14 machine men, 70 day men are employed. 

*Aug. 25th, in company with Mr. J. C. Davies, Assistant Chief Inspector of Mines, made investigation of the place where Mr. Henry J. Ley was injured on August 17th, and died on August 24th.  Mr. Ley was trimming coal on the outside of the mine; the car was about half loaded when the other trimmer on the brake dropped the car down further on the scales so as to finish loading the car. Mr. Ley was standing on what is called a running board about 10 inches wide, cribbing the side of the car, and was caught between the car and timber of the tipple, which.is about eight inches from railroad car. This squeezed him while the car was being dropped down on the scales. Mr. Ley walked home after the accident. On August 20th, 1914, he was taken to Columbus, O., Mt. Carmel Hospital, and died August 24th, from injuries received.

Sunday Creek No. 255.
Situated 2  1/2 miles southwest of Jacksonville, O., on a branch of the K. & M. R. R. Operated by the Sunday Creek Co., Columbus, O.   D. H. Williams, Glouster, O., Dist. Supt.; Harry Colley, mine foreman, Millfield, O.  254 loaders, 22 machine men, 81 day men are employed. 

Sunday Creek No. 267.
Situated about 3/4 miles west of Glouster, O., on a switch of the K. & M. R. R. Operated by the Sunday Creek Co., Columbus, O. D. H. Williams, Glouster, O., Dist. Supt.; John Yaw, same place, mine foreman; Phil Blower, Glouster, O., assistant mine foreman.  221 loaders, 16 machine men, 80 day men are employed.

Sunday Creek No. 275.
Located at Chauncey, O., on the, K. & M. R. R. Operated by the Sunday Creek Co., Columbus, O. Field Scott, Athens, O., Dist. Supt; Ed. Jones, Chauncey, O., mine foreman.   138 loaders, 12 machine men and 62 day men are employed.

Sunday Creek No. 281 .
Situated about 3 1/2 miles southwest of Jacksonville, O., on a branch of the K. & M. R. R. Operated by the Sunday Creek Co., Columbus, O. D. H. Williams, Glouster, O., Dist. Supt., Carl Fierce, Glouster, O., mine foreman; Chas. Dusz, same place, assistant mine foreman.  228 loaders, 16 machine men and 67 day men are employed.

Sunday Creek No. 311 .
Remained suspended during the entire year.


Sunday Creek No. 212 .
Remained suspended during the entire year.


Bailey Run.  
Situated about two miles south of Jacksonville, O., on K. & M. R. R. Operated by the Pan American Coal Co., Zanesville, O. Lorn Holmes, Jacksonville, O., Supt.; William Deal, same place, mine foreman.  94 loaders, 10 machine men and 33 day men are employed.

Canaanville.
Located at Canaanville, O., on the B. & O. S. W. R. R. Operated by the Canaan Coal Co., Athens, O. James Allen, Athens, O., Supt.; William Grimes, Canaanville, O., mine foreman, who resigned, and was succeeded by Geo. Jackson, Canaanville, O.  172 loaders, 16 machine men and 78 day men are employed


New Pittsburgh No. 9 .
Situated at Beaumont, 0., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the New Pittsburgh Coal Co., Columbus, O. F. S. Knox, Nelsonville, 0., Dist. Supt.; Dan Shay, Nelsonville, O., mine foreman; Tim Shay, same place, assistant mine foreman.  232 loaders, 16 machine men and 56 day men are employed.   *Dec. 24. To investigate fatal accident to Carl Debow who was killed Dec. 23rd. Mr. Debow was a driver and went into Mr. Jackson Warren's room to pull his car. The car was not quite loaded, and while Warren was cribbing the car Debow picked up one of the shovels and was shoveling coal into the car. He had only shoveled four or five shovelfuls of coal when soap stone loosened and came down on Debow killing him almost instantly. Warren and his partner, Tipton, tried to pull this soap stone down a short time before, but could not. It sounded solid and was tight at that time, and weighed about 300 pounds. This room had been driven narrow for 30 feet on account of soap stone top. Mr. Debow was single man, 21 years of age.

New Pittsburgh No. 10.
Situated 3 miles north of Athens. O.. on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the New Pittsburgh Coal Co., Columbus, O. F. S. Knox, Nelsonville, O., Dist. Supt.; Joe Slater, Athens, O., mine foreman; Fred Slater, same place, assistant mine foreman. 16 machine men and 70 day men are employed.

Imperial.
Situated near Myers Crossing on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Elm Rock Coal Co, Nelsonville, O. By Phillips, Nelsonville, O., Supt.; Wm. Koon, Doanville, O., mine foreman.  64 loaders, 7 machine men and 21 day men are employed.

Poston No. 6.
Situated at Millfield, O., on the K. & M. R. R. Operated by the Poston Consolidated Coal Co., Athens, O.  D. L. Wallace, Millfield, O., Supt.. resigned and was succeeded by Val. S. Cox, Athens, O.; J. X. Brewer. Millfield, O., mine foreman.  137 loaders, 12 machine men and 35 day men are employed.

Poston No. 7.
Situated at Millfield, O., on the K. & M. R. R. Operated by the Poston Consolidated Coal Co., Athens, O. Val S. Cox, Athens, O., Supt, who succeeded D. L. Wallace, Millfield. O.; Reese West, Millfield, O., mine foreman, who succeeded Jerry Hartley, Millfield, O. 110 loaders, 8 machine men and 21 day men are employed.

Luhrig No. 1 and No. 2.
Situated at Luhrig, O., on the B. & O. S.-VV. R. R. Operated by the Luhrig Coal & Mining Co., Athens, O. John Gibbs, Luhrig, O., Supt., who has full charge. 58 loaders, 11 machine men and 36 day men are employed.

Luhrig No. 3 or South Side of No. 2. Operated by the same company as Nos. 1 and 2, and is under the same management. The coal is brought to the same opening. Employs 101 loaders, 10 machine men and 45 day men.

Hisylvania No. 23.
Situated at Trimble, O., on the K. & M. R. R. Operated by the Hisylvania Coal Co., Columbus, O. John H. Moorefield, Trimble, O., Supt., resigned and was succeeded by E. M. Blower, Trimble, O., who was mine foreman; C. F. Jones, Glouster, O., succeeded E. M. Blower, as mine foreman.   58 loaders, 4 machine men and 16 day men are employed.

Hisylvania No. 22.
Situated one-half mile north of Trimble, O., on the K. & M. R. R. Operated by the Hisylvania Coal Co., Columbus, O. John H. Moorefield, Trimble, O., Supt., who resigned and was succeeded by E. M. Blower, Trimble, O.; Chas. F. Jonas, Glouster, O., mine foreman.  130 loaders, 10 machine men and 38 day men are employed.

Sharp No. 24 .
Situated about 1/4 miles southwest of Jacksonville, O. on the K. & M. R. R. Operated by C. C. Sharp Coal Co., Nelsonville, O. John Cox, Glouster, O., Supt., who resigned and was succeeded by Ed. Burdette, Jacksonville, O.; Joe Chapman, Jacksonville, O., mine foreman, resigned at the same time as John Cox, Mr. Burdette having full charge. At the last of the year 42 loaders, 6 machine men and 21 day men employed.

Black Diamond
Situated at Lathrop, O., on the Sharpsburg branch of the M. C. & C. R. R. Operated by the Black Diamond Coal Co., Columbus, O. Geo. W. Chambers, Lathrop, O., Supt.; Joseph West, Lathrop, mine foreman.158 loaders, 14 machine men and 37 day men are employed. This mine has been transferred to Mr. Grogan's District.

Scholar.
Situated at Sharpsburg, O., on the M. C. & C. R. R. Operated by Jacob Schular; he has entire supervision. 18 loaders, 2 machine men and 3 day men are employed.  June 30th. Mine shut down. Filled with water. Made no inspection. This mine has been transferred to Mr. Grogan's District.

Big 4 Broadwell .
Situated at Broadwell, O., on the M. C. & C. R. R. Operated by the Big 4 Coal Co., Broadwell, O. Dan James, Broadwell, O., has entire supervision. 15 loaders, 2 machine men, 5 day men are employed.  June 22 nd. Found a boy working in the mine under 16 years. Ordered him out of the mine at once.  This mine has been transferred to Mr. Grogan's District.

Carbon or Wells .
Remained suspended during the entire year.

Doanville No. 1. A .
Situated at Myers Crossing, on the H. V. R. R. Operated by Taylor and Beaty, Nelsonville, O., who had full supervision. The mine was operated the first part of the year. Has not worked since April 1st, 1914. 18 loaders, 2 machine men and 5 day men are employed.

Doanville No. 1.
Situated at Myers Crossing, on the H. V. R. R, Operated by James Meenan, Nelsonville, O., who has full supervision. This mine was formerly operated by Taylor and Beaty. 16 loaders, 2 machine men and 5 day men are employed.

Robbins.
Situated at Nelsonville, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by C. Robbins Coal Co., Nelsonville, O. Wm. Burnell, Nelsonville, O., Supt and mine boss. 108 loaders, 8 machine men and 20 day men are employed.

New York No. 34.
Situated at Floodwood, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Manhattan Coal Co., Nelsonville, O., the first part of the year; the last half of the year the New York Coal Co., Columbus, O., operated the mine. Matt Brandenburg, Nelsonville, O., has full supervision.

Hisylvania No. 22 .
Situated one-half mile north of Trimble, O., on the K. & M. R. R. Operated by the Hisylvania Coal Co., Columbus, O. John H. Moorefield, Trimble, O., Supt., who resigned and was succeeded by E. M. Blower, Trimble, O.; Chas. F. Jonas, Glouster, O., mine foreman 130 loaders, 10 machine men and 38 day men are employed.

Sharp No. 24.
Situated about 1/4 miles southwest of Jacksonville, O. on the K. & M. R. R. Operated by C. C. Sharp Coal Co., Nelsonville, O. John Cox, Glouster, O., Supt., who resigned and was succeeded by Ed. Burdette, Jacksonville, O.; Joe Chapman,  Jacksonville, O., mine foreman, resigned at the same time as John Cox, Mr. Burdette having full charge. At the last of the year 42 loaders, 6 machine men and 21 day men employed.

Black Diamond. .
Situated at Lathrop, O., on the Sharpsburg branch of the M. C. & C. R. R. Operated by the Black Diamond Coal Co., Columbus, O. Geo. W. Chambers, Lathrop, O., Supt.; Joseph West, Lathrop, mine foreman. 158 loaders, 14 machine men and 37 day men are employed.

Lama No.1 4.
Situated at Nelsonville, O., on H. V. R. R. Operated by J. M. Lama & Son. Nate French has full supervision.13 pick miners and 4 day men are employed.

Clifton Coal Co .
Situated at East Clayton, O., on H. V. R. R. about 2 miles north of Nelsonville, O. Operated by Clifton Coal Co., Nelsonville, O. George McKee, Nelsonville, O., has full supervision 10 pick men and 2 day men are employed.

Silcott Coal Co .
Situated at Floodwood, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by J. W. Jonas Coal Co., Nelsonville, O., who sold out to the Standard Coal Co., Nelsonville, O. A. C. Hampton, Supt. and mine boss, Nelsonville, O. Employs 30 pick miners and 5 day men

Meeker Run.
Situated near Kimberly, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by Meeker Run Coal Co., Nelsonvllle, O. Frank Patten, same place, mine foreman.  Nineteen loaders and pick men, 6 day men, 1 machine man

MINES EMPLOYING LESS THAN TEN MEN.


L. and H. Situated at Big Run on M. C. & C. R. R. Remained suspended during the entire year.

Glouster Domestic. Situated at Glouster, O., on K. & M. R. R. Remained suspended during
the entire year.

Young and Ogg. Situated at Broadwell, O., on the M. C. & C. R. R.employs from 2 to 4 men.

No. 503.  Located on Bailey Run, V/2 miles north of Chauncey, O. Operated by W. F. Smart, Millfield, 0. employs from 3 to 4 pick miners.

Geo. Adams No. 1. Located at Nelsonville, O. Operated by Oscar Bates, Nelsonvtlle, O. This coal is hauled to Nelsonville Brick Plant in wagons. Crop and stumps coal from No. 207 mine. From 3 to 5 pick miners and employed.

Geo. Adams No. 2.  Located at Nelsonville, O. Operated by George Hampton, Nelsonville, O. Crop and pillar coal from No. 207 Mine. This coal is hauled in wagons to  Nelsonville Brick Plant.  Employs from 3 to 5 pick miners.

Lowden Mine.  Located at Nelsonville, O. Operated by Earl Lowden, Nelsonville, O. employs 3 to 4 men; hauls the coal to Nelsonville Brick Plant.

Jno. Sanders Mine.
Situated on pike 1/2 mile north of Nelsonville, O. Operated by Jno. Sanders, Nelsonville, O. employs 3 pick miners; hauled coal in wagons to Nelsonville Brick Plant.

Mason No. 1. Situated at Doanville, O., on the H. V. R. R. Drift opening to No. 6 seam of coal. Operated by G. A. Mason, Doanville, O. Hauled coal to railroad in wagon; employs from 5 to 6 pick miners. Visited April 10th, the mine was not working. Crop and stumps is the only coal to be worked.

Nixson Mine. Remained suspended during the entire year.

Graham Mine.  Situated at Nelsonville, O.  Has about two acres of coal; hauled in wagons to Nelsonville Brick Plant; employs 3 to 4 pick miners.

Burgess Mine.  Located at Butchtel, O. Operated by Arthur Burgess, Butchtel, O. Employs 3 pick miners; domestic trade.

Hocking Valley Coal Mining Co. Located at Nelsonville, O. Operated by Frank Peer, Nelsonville, 0. Employs 8 pick miners to furnish coal to the Hocking Valley Brick Co.

Skivers  Situated at Nelsonville, O. Operated by Wm. Bumgardner, Nelsonville, O. Employs 3 pick miners. The coal is used by the Nelsonville Brick Plant.

Roberts.  Located at Broadwell, O., on the M. C. & C. R. R. Operated by Frank Roberts, Broadwell, O. Employs 2 pick miners. The coal is used for domestic purposes at Broadwell, O.

ATHENS COUNTY CLAY MINES .

Nelsonville No. 1.
Situated at Nelsonville, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Nelsonville Brick Co., Nelsonville, O. Sam Robinson, Nelsonville, O., has full charge. 15 miners and 16 day men are employed.

Nelsonville No. 2.
Situated at same place as No. 1. Operated by the same Company. Joe Rosco, Nelsonville, O   21 miners and 11 day men are employed.

Hocking Valley Clay Mine. Situated at Nelsonville, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Hocking Valley Fire Clay Co., Nelsonville, O. Charles Ray, Nelsonville, O., has full charge.  7 miners and 7 day men are employed.

NOTE: The following mines were visited outside of this district during the year at the request of the Chief Inspector of Mines and a more detailed report will be made by the inspector in whose district,the mines are located.

PERRY COUNTY.


Sunday Creek Co. No. 302.

Located at Congo, O., on the Z. & W. R. R. Operated by the Sunday Creek Co., Columbus, O. J. J. Murray, Congo, O., Supt. *The mine had been sealed up for 8 months. Aug. 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st in company with Chief Inspector J. M. Roan and all the deputies went to this mine to ascertain whether the fire had been extinguished. A full report will be made by Mr. Thomas Grogan's annual report.

The Blue Jay Coal Co.
Located at Burr Oak, O., on the K. & M. R. R. Operated by the Blue Jay Coal Co., Wellston, O. J. M. Murday, Burr Oak, O., has charge. 3 pick men and 3 day men are employed. Visited Jan. 23d and May 1st. This is a new mine and not yet developed. The company intends to put machines in this mine; they are putting in an electric plant.

FOURTH DISTRICT
Isaac Hill, Inspector
Zanesville, Ohio
(Resigned January 1, 1915)
Composed of Muskingum County, A Portion of Coshocton, and
Perry Counties

 

PERRY COUNTY.


Keystone No. 3.
Located at Crooksville, O., on C. A. & C. R. R. Operated by Zanesville Coal Co., Zanesville, O. Thos. Opie, Supt.; C. M. Jones, mine boss, both of Crooksville, O. employs 54 miners and 24 day men.

Keystone No. 4.
Located at Roseville, O., on C. A. & C. R. R. Operated by Zanesville Coal Co., Zanesville, O. Thos. Opie, Crooksville, O., Supt.; Thos. Evans, Roseville, O., mine boss. employs 8 machine runners, 51 loaders and 16 day men.

Keystone No. 5.
Located at Crooksville, O., on the Z. & W. R. R. Operated by Zanesville Coal Co., Zanesville, O. Thos. Opie, Crooksville, O., Supt.; Ed Moore, Saltillo, O., mine boss.   This mine was idle most of year.

Saltillo.
Located at Saltillo, O., on Z. & W. R. R. Operated by Saltillo Coal Co., Zanesville, 0. L. D. Able, Zanesville, O., Supt. and mine boss.

C. & E.
Located at Redfield, O., on Z. & W. R. R. Operated by Al. Simon & Son, Redfield, O. Al. Simon; Supt. and mine boss. employs 6 machine runners, 30 loaders and 9 day men. *Nov. 20th. Investigated fatal accident of Ed. Cochran.

*November 18th, Edwin F. Cochran, American, machine helper, 36 yrs., C. & E. mine.  Killed by  fall of coal while helping to operate a mining machine cutting room No. 12 on 1st S.W. entry. Cochran had tightened the front jack of the machine and was in the act of getting away from the front end of the machine when a slab of coal fell, causing his death.

SMALL MINES PERRY COUNTY.


Chilcote.
Operated by E. W. Chilcote, Mt. Perry, O. Employs 3 men. 20 Century.

Wigdon & Robinson .
Operated by Wigdon and Robinson of Roseville, O. Mine is situated at McLuney, O. Visited on February 12, found idle.

CLAY MINES PERRY COUNTY .


Stoneburner.
Operated by H. E. Stoneburner, Crooksville, O. Employs 4 men. Kennons.

Wigdon and Robinson.  Operated by Wigdon & Robinson of Roseville, O. Mine situated at McLuney, O. Employs 4 men.

ELEVENTH DISTRICT
Thomas F. Grogan, Inspector
Hemlock, Ohio
Composed of Perry County and a Portion of Athens

PERRY COUNTY .

Chapman (No. 1 and 2 openings.)
Located one mile west of Moxahala, O., on a branch of the T. & O. C. R. R. Operated by the Perry County Coal Co. of Moxahala, O. H. N. Rose, Supt.; James Fleming, mine boss, both of Moxahala, O.employing 30 loaders, 4 machine men and 8 day men.

Dixie.
Located at Dixie, O., on B. & O. R. R. Operated by the Upson Coal & Iron Co. of Newark, O. John Bell, Supt.; C. E. Stevenson, mine boss, both of Dixie, O.employs 63 loaders, 8 machine men and 22 day men.

Central No. 3.
Located at New Straitsville, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Hocking Block Coal Co. of New Straitsville, O. Fred Weymueller, Supt.; John Achaur, mine boss, both of New Straitsville, O. *Dec. 9th. Visited this mine on account of fatal accident of John F. Duffy, who was injured by a fall of coal on Nov. 14 th and died on Dec. 5th.

*Injured November 14th, died December 5th.  Jno. T. Duffy, American.  Miner, 72 yrs. Central No. 3 mine.  Injured while loading a car at the face of No. 10 room on 26 W. entry. The face of the coal did not show any signs of being loose, but the powder from the last shot must have weakened the seam leaving the danger invisible.  However, the coal did not fall on the deceased but fell and rolled over on him.  Both legs and three ribs were broken.  The accident resulted fatally December 5, 1914.

Corning No. 26.
Located 1/2 mile south of Corning on K. & M. R. R. Operated by the Corning Mining Co. of Toledo, O. Al. Berger, Supt. and J. H. Millre, mine boss, both of Corning, O.

San Toy No. 1.
Located at San Toy, O., on B. & O. R. R. Operated by the San Toy Coal Co., Chicago, 111. John Filmore, Supt.; Gus Beaver, mine boss, both of San Toy, O.  Employs 134 loaders,  21 machine men and 55 day men.

San Toy No. A.
Located 1 mile west of San Toy on B. & O. R. R. Operated by the same company as the No. 1 mine. John Filmore, Supt.; Lou Wilcox, mine boss, both of San Toy, O.  Employs 160 loaders, 20 machine men and 41 day men.

Essex.
Located 2 miles north of Carrington, O., on a branch of the Z. & W. R. R.  Operated by the Hanna Essex Coal Co. of New Straitsville, O. H. H. Essex of New Straitsville, Supt.; Eugene Essex of Hemlock, O., mine boss.  Employs 17 loaders, 4 machine men and 17 day men.

Murray Hemlock .
Located at Hemlock, O., on the Z. & V. R. R. Operated by the Murray Hemlock Coal Co. of Hemlock, O. George Brooker of Hemlock, O.,  Employs 2 machine men, 28 loaders and 6 day men.

No. 268 .
Located one mile north of Rendville, O., on T. & O. C. R. R. Operated by the S. C. Co., Columbus, O., Andy Wilson, Supt.; Arch Wilson, mine boss, both of Corning, O. employs 14 machine men, 180 loaders and 68 day men.

No. 301 .
Located at Congo, O., on Z. & W. R. R. Operated by the S. C. Co. of Columbus, O. J. J. Murray, Supt.; William Wright, mine boss, both of Congo, O. employs 24 machine men, 280 loaders and 84 day men.  *June 13th. Visited mine to investigate the death of Mike Takosh, aged 8 years and Andy Getsa, aged 27 years, who were overcome with escaping gas in shaft over fourth north entry on June 11 th.

*This mine experienced a very serious mine fire Novermber 1, 1913, which was supposed to have been caused by electric wires.  The fire was located about 3,000 ft. from the entrance to the mine.  It was considered useless to try to extinguish the fire, and it was decided to seal it off.  On June 10th, 1914, Mike Tilash, an eight-year old boy climbed down the ladder in one of these shafts and lost his life from the effects of the poisonous gases issuing from a drill hole from the bottom of the shaft to the mine.  His body was found on the following day, and in an attemp to recover it, Andy Getsa also lost his life and Joseph King narrowly escaped a like fate.


No. 302 .
Located at Congo, O., on Z. & W. R. R. Operated by the S. C. Co., Columbus, O. A. B. Penman, Supt.; Ed. Woods, mine boss, both of Congo, O. employs 18 machine men, 218 loaders and 59 day men.

No. 9.
Located at Carrington, O., on the Z. & W. R. R. Operated by the S. C. Co. of Columbus, O. J. H. Wile, Supt.; George Hodgcnson, mine boss, both of Hemlock, O.  Employs 84 loaders, 8 machine men and 36 day men.

Greely Nos. 3 and 4.
Located one mile east of McCuneville, O., on a branch of the B. & O. R. R. Operated by the Peabody Coal Co. of Chicago, Ill.   Rube McLean of Shawnee, O., Supt.; Lon Tague of New Lexington, R. R. No. 4, mine boss.  Employs 85 loaders, 20 machine men, 42 day men.

Lilly.
Located one mile east of New Lexington, O., on the C. A. & C. R. R. Operated by the Weaver & Duffrain Coal Co., Bucyrus, O. L. S. McNeal of New Lexington, has supervision.  Employs 2 machine men, 19 loaders and 3 day men.

Rend.
Located at Crooksville, O., on the C. A. & C. R. R. Operated by the Standard Hocking Coal Co., Chicago, Ill.  N. B. Snell, Supt.; Joseph Murphy, mine boss, both of Crooksville, O.employs 18 machine men, 81 loaders and 40 day men.  *Oct. 22d. Investigated the fatal accident of Herman Eppley, driver who was run over by his trip of two cars at No. 4 room on 4th south entry on October 21st. Deceased was dead when found, and from the conditions of the entry at this place, and the manner in which he was caught, it looked as if he were trying to catch the front end of trip and fell under the front car. This mine was suspended three months during the year.

*October 21st, Herman Eppley, American, driver, 23 yrs, Rend mine.  Killed by being run over by the front end of the trip of two cars at the jaws of No. 4 room No. 4 south entry. No one witnessed the accident, but it appeared as if he had attempted to reach the front end of his trip, after raising his brakes in order to keep his pony in motion to make the grade which started at No. 3 room.  His lamp was found some 30 to 40 feet back from where the body was found, and there being no signs of his having been dragged indicated that he was in the dark when the accident happened.  He was considered one of the best and most careful of drivers in the mine.

Keystone No. 1 .
Located at Crooksville, O., on the C. A. & C. R.R. Operated by the Zanesville Coal Co., Zanesville, O. Thomas Opie of Crooksville, O., Supt.; Thos. Ward of McLuney, mine boss.  employs 14 machine men, 75 loaders and 33 day men.

Hazelton.
Located at Shawnee, O., on Z. & W. R. R. Operated by the Pan American Coal Co., Zanesville, O.   David R. Jones of Shawnee, O., has supervision.employs 3 machine men, 23 loaders and 5 day men.  *Oct. 21st. Visited to investigate the fatal accident of George Cook, who was injured on Sept. 12th pulling down coal and died Sept. 21st of his injuries.

*Injured september 12th, died September 26th, George Cook, American miner, 70 yrs.  Hazelton mine.  Deceased was in the act of shearing a standing shot in the 2nd west cut-off.  His partner wanted to drill for the purpose of doing some shearing and thought he could weaken it with a pick, and was in the act of striking again when he saw the coal start to fall.  He then put up the pick against the coal to push it away from him, when the caol forced the pick handle aginst his leg causing a bad wound, which later developed into blood poisoning, causing death.

Bear Run No. 1.
Located at Goston, 0., on the C. A. & C. R. R. Operated by W. A. Gosline & Co. of Toledo, O. E. W. Lewis, Supt.; H. G. Wilson, mine boss, both of New Lexington, O. Employs 12 machine men, 60 loaders and 35 day men.

Monsarrat.
Located near Hemlock, O., on the Z. & W. R. R. Operated by C. R. Monsarrat & Co. of Hemlock, O. C. R. Monsarrat of Hemlock, O., has supervision. Employs 4 machine men, 38 loaders'and 10 day men.

Wigwam.
Located at Bristol, O., on B. £ O. R. R. Operated by Blair & Richards of Shawnee, O. Thomas Richards of Shawnee, O., has supervision. Employs 2 machine men, 9 loaders and 4 day men.

Sines Bros. No. 2 and 3.
Located at New Straitsville, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by Sines Bros. & Co. of New Straitsville, O. Robert Sines of New Straitsville, O., has supervision.both mines employes 2 machine men, 8 loaders and 3 day men. The same men working one day at one mine and the next day at the other.

Jones Bros .
Located at New Straitsville, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Jones Coal Co. of New Straitsville, O. John E. Jones of New Straitsville, O., has supervision.employs 4 machine men, 34 loaders and 10 day men.

Blue Jay.
Located at Burr Oak, O., on the K. & M. R. R. Operated by the Blue Jay Coal Co. of Wellston, O. E. S. Dempscy, Supt.; T. M. Yeager, mine boss, both of Corning, O. employs 2 machine men, 12 loaders and 5 day men.

X. X.
Located at Shawnee, O., on the Z. & W. R. R. Operated by D. C. Jenkins & Co. of Shawnee, O. W. K. Redfern of Shawnee, O., has supervision. employs 2 machine men, 8 loaders and 2 day men

SMALL MINES VISITED IN PERRY COUNTY .

Saltlick.
Located at Rock Run, O., on the B. & O. R. R. Operated by the Poston Coal Co. of New Straitsville, O. Mine employs 6 pick miners and one day man. Donald Poston of New Straitsville, O., has supervision.

Rock Run.
Located at Rock Run, O., on the B. & O. R. R. Operated by the Rock Run Coal Co. of New Straitsville, O. A. L. Groff of New Straitsville, O., has supervision. Mine employs 8 pick miners and one day hand.

Ironclay Coal .
Located at Rock Run, O., on B. & O. R. R. Operated by the Ironclay Brick Co. of Columbus, O. William Davitt of Shawnee, O., has supervision. Mine employs 10 pick miners and 2 day men .

M. & M. No. 1.
Located at Shawnee, O., on the Z. & W. R. R. Operated by the Claycraft Brick & Mining Co. of Columbus, O. William Griffith of Shawnee, O., has supervision. Employs 3 pick miners and 1 day man.

O. M. & M. No. 2.
Located at Shawnee, O., on the Z. & W. R. R. Operated by the same company as No. 1 and is under the same supervision. Employs 6 pick miners and 1 day man.

Kritz.
Located at Shawnee, O., on the Z. & W. R. R. Operated by Henry Kritz, Jr., of Shawnee, O., who has supervision. Mine' employs 6 pick miners and 1 day man.

Ironpoint.
Located at Shawnee, O., on the B. & O. R. R. Operated by the Ironpoint Coal Co. of Shawnee, O. David Richards of Shawnee, O., has supervision. Employs 3 pick miners and 1 day man.

Frief No. 1.
Located at New Straitsville, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by T. J. Frief of New Straitsville, O., who has supervision. Employs 3 pick miners.

White No. 39.
Located at New Straitsville, O.. on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the White Coal Co. of New Straitsville, O. Charles White of New Straitsville, O., has supervision.

Burns No. 1.
Located at Rendville, O., on T. & O. C. R. R. Operated by Hugh Burns of Corning, O., who has supervision. Employs 2 pick miners and 1 day man.

Tom Greene.
Domestic mine located five miles south of Somerset, O. Operated by T. A. Greene of Somerset, O., who has supervision. Employs pick miner.

Greene No. 5.
Located five miles south of Somerset, O. Operated by Harry Greene of Somerset, O., who has supervision. Employs 1 pick miner.

Robison No. 5.
Located five miles north of Somerset, O. Operated by I. E. Robison & Son. C. C. Robison of Somerset, 0., has supervision. Employs 3 pick miners.

James.
Located at Rock Run, O., on the B. & O. R. R. Operated by the James Coal Co. of Shawnee, O. W. R. James of Shawnee, O., has supervision. Employs 3 pick miners and 1 day man. *Visited mine on Oct. 19th on account of fatal accident of John Kochensparger, who was killed toy fall of slate on Oct. 16th.

*Injured October 15th, Died Octover 16th, Jno.Kochensparger, American, miner, 56 yrs.
James mine. Deceased was on an operating company and was engaged drawing entry pillars between main and blind east entried, from the present opening.  Deceased had shot one hole at dinner time and after dinner went back to see how much slate had fallen.  After looking the place over they decided to abandon the place.  It appears deceased went back into this place to take down a loose piece of coal which was hanging on the rib, which he had been warnd not to do.  When the foreman heard the fall and ran to the deceased he found the coal and slate dow; he was not covered by the fall but had in all probability been struck by it.

Back Diamond.
Located at Rock Run, O., on the B. & O. R. R. Operated by the Black Diamond Coal Co., New Straitsville, O. Gus Windfordner of New Straitsville, O., has supervision. Employs 5 pick miners and 1 day man.

Sentinel No. 117.
Located at Rock Run on the B. & O. R. R. Operated by the Hocking Product Co. of Columbus, O. R. L. Legg of New Straitsville, O., has supervision. Employs 6 loaders and 1 day man. The loaders cutting their own coal.

No. 113.
Located at Rock Run on the B. & 0. R. R. Operated by L. Loyd & Co. of New Straitsville, O. L. Loyd of New Straitsville, O., has supervision. Employs 8 pick miners and 1 day man. On Nov. 6th mine was idle. No inspection. This mine was suspended most of the year.

Steele.
Located one mile south of New Lexington, O. Operated by D. A. Steele for domestic purposes. D. A. Steele of Bristol, O., had supervision. Mine was being opened by Mr. Steele but had not found the coal seam, when Mr. Steele was caught by a fall of dirt on Sept. 9th and died of his injuries on Nov. 5th. On Nov. 18th I visited this mine to investigate the fatal accident of Mr. D. A. Steele.

CLAY MINES, PERRY CO.

Impervious Clay .
Located at New Straitsville, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Impervious Brick Co., New Straitsville, O. J. D. Martin, Supt.; John Thompson, mine boss, both of New Straitsville, O. employs 9 miners and 2 day men.

Ironclay.
Located at Rock Run, O., on the B. & O. R. R. Operated by the Ironclay Brick Co. of Columbus, O. O. F. Grimes, Supt; C. M. Starner, mine boss, both of Shawnee, O. employs 2 drilling machine men, 14 loaders and 9 day men.

O. M. & M. Clay .
Located at Shawnee, O., on Z. & W. R. R. Operated by the Claycraft Brick & Mining Co. of Columbus, O. W. D. Richardson, Supt.; Charles Summers, mine boss, both of Shawnee, O. employs 26 loaders and 3 day men.

Shawnee Flash Brick.
Located at Shawnee, O., on the Z. & W. R. R. Operated by the Shawnee Flash Brick Co. of Columbus, O. E. M. Starner, Supt.; G. C. Davis, mine boss, of Shawnee, O. employs 11 miners and 1 day man.

Annual Report for 1914 made to the Eighty-first General Assembly regular session of the State of Ohio, published 1915





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