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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, September 7, 1922

Manager of Mines Botting, on left, and “Dad” Ritchie on right, alternate chairman of Central Council.

Manager of Mines Botting, on left, and “Dad” Ritchie on right, alternate chairman of Central Council.

D.C. Botting, our new Manager of Mines, has taken up his duties, and is now in full charge of the mining operations of the Pacific Coast Coal Company.

His arrival in Seattle had been timed so as to enable him to be present at the meeting of the Central Council in Seattle on Saturday, Sept. 2, as well as to attend the Mine Rescue competition at Burnett, where he met many notables, among them Geo. S. Rice, Chief Mining Engineer of the U. S. Bureau of Mines; but it so happened that other opportunities arose for hastening his introduction to the activities of the company.

Scarcely installed in his office in the Smith Building, his presence was required at Issaquah, and the first glimpse had of him by some of the miners there was of him wearing overalls and a carbide lamp.

The day following he visited at Black Diamond, where he once worked as a machinist, and where he now saw the throngs of workmen putting the finishing touches on the bunkers, preparatory to starting the great electric hoist. (more…)

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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, September 7, 1922

A few who attended the meet.

A few who attended the meet.

The Western Washington First Aid and Mine Rescue Meet was only half completed at Burnett on last Monday. Rain forced a postponement of the First Aid events, and these will be started at Black Diamond at 1:30 p.m. next Sunday.

L.S. Campbell, captain of Carbonado team, holding the Mine Rescue Cup, Championship Western Washington won by his team.

L.S. Campbell, captain of Carbonado team, holding the Mine Rescue Cup, Championship Western Washington won by his team.

Carbonado, finishing first in a contest that was remarkable for the high percentages scored by the competing teams, won the championship cup for Western Washington in Mine Rescue.

Many notables were in the big crowd that witnessed the Mine Rescue competition, among them George S. Rice of Washington, D.C., Chief Mining Engineer of the U. S. Bureau of Mines, and B.D. Stewart, Federal and Territorial Mining Inspector of Alaska, who were the guests of George Watkin Evans, consulting mining engineer of Seattle.

State Mine Inspector Morris, John Schoning, representative of the Federal Bureau of Mines, Deputy State Mine Inspector Wake, H.H. Sanderson of the Sanderson Safety Supply Company, and Jerome E. Wilcox were the judges of the Mine Rescue competition, and at the close, ranked the teams in the following order:

Teams Percent
Carbonado 98.8
Burnett 98.6
Black Diamond 95.6
Newcastle Disqualified

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