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Superintendents, foremen, bosses and

office force,

$2,583,325

Miners (less powder and other supplies,), 29,462,021
Miner's laborers,
14,742,614
Other inside men over 16 years of age, 24,002,366
Other inside workmen under 16 years

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NOTE.-There is no value given for the coal used at the collieries for steam, but should be computed as part of the mineral wealth. Assuming that the 6,487,012 gross tons had been sold to other industries instead of being used in their own production, it would have a value of $5,727,991.18.

Some reports gave the engineers and firemen as breaker employes, and in other reports they were placed among the outside employes, so that if the engineers and firemen are properly represented in the statement it would show 5,973 instead of 3,839.

The anthracite mining is largely done by contract. The miner is assigned to a working known as a "chamber." He is paid so much a car for mining or cutting the coal, employs and pays his own laborer assisting him, furnishes the powder. oil, tools to do the work, and it is the duty of the laborer to load in the coal in the cars after it is cut, so the average yearly tonnage represents two persons.

The number of hours the breaker worked does not indicate the hours worked by the miner, as many that have good veins to mine take fewer hours of employment to cut enough coal to keep the breaker working all day in preparing the coal for the market,

Average number of tons of coal mined by

each miner for the year 1907,

1,741

Average number of tons of coal mined for each miner

per day,

7.16

Average value per ton f. o. b. without regard to size,..

$2 41

ANTHRACITE WASHERIES.

WASTED COAL REDEEMED FROM CULM BANKS 1907.

Total number of washeries reporting,

Total gross tons of marketable coal,

Market or realized value of production,
Number of persons employed,
Aggregate amount of wages paid,

Average yearly earnings,

Average value of production for each employe,
Average value per ton,

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3,485,541 $3,201,495

1,852

$825,319

$445 63

$1,731 37

92

1,882

Statistical summary of coal dredged from the Susquehanna and Schuylkill rivers, number of tons taken out, number of people em. ployed, amount of wages paid, etc.

Number of plants for dredging on the Susquehanna,

Number of plants for dredging on the Schuylkill,

Capital invested,

21

13

$56,918

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The dredging of these rivers for coal by individuals began in the following years: One began in 1888, one in 1889, four in 1892, one in 1894, two in 1897, three in 1898, four in 1900, one in 1902, two in 1903, two in 1905, two in 1906, two in 1907. Kind of boats used: Flat bottoms, twenty-two; steam, three; canal, one. Flat bottom

scows, six. Methods used: Suction pumps, thirteen; endless chain buckets, ten; steam dredge, seven; shovels, three; centrifugal pumps, two, conveyor, one.

COMPARISON OF ANTHRACITE COAL MINING AS SUMMARIZED IN 1903, 1904, 1905 and 1907.

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*ANTHRACITE COAL.

The following table shows the counties in which anthracite is mined together with the number of collieries in each county, the number of gross or long tons of coal and relative per cent. as to tonnage.

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