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Originally published in the The Seattle Star, September 16, 1907

Digging coal 500 feet underground in the mines of the Superior Coal and Improvement Co.

Digging coal 500 feet underground in the mines of the Superior Coal and Improvement Co.

The Superior Coal and Improvement Company, now owning and operating a producing coal mine 12 miles east of Seattle, offers a block of stock at 40¢ per share cash, or 45¢ on installments, to raise enough money to lay 3 miles of railroad track over a right of way 100 feet wide owned by the company, and graded for over two miles, with 7,000 cedar ties cut and stacked along the grade.

Read carefully the following report on our property by one of the leading mining engineers of the great Northwest, Mr. F.H. Whitworth, who has had 25 years’ experience in mining in the state of Washington. (more…)

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Originally published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, September 16, 1885

A pressure is being brought to bear on all hands to displace Chinese with white labor, and from the appearance of things, the abolition of all Chinese labor in this locality is near at hand.

The Black Diamond Coal Company has given notice that all the Chinamen employed at its mines will be superseded by white men, and the Seattle Lumber and Commercial Company has discharged the Chinamen employed at its mill.

There are a great many unemployed white men looking for work, and it is to the interest of employers to give them employment, where such a thing is possible. If a little good judgment and common sense is needed, the labor question can be adjusted without further resort to violence, murder, and the destruction of valuable property.

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