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The case settled

Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, October 17, 1895

Before Justice Caldwell at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon the preliminary hearing in the case of the state against Al Thomas, the colored barber, was called.

It was practically agreed that the case should be settled by the defendant paying the costs.

Dave Mason, another colored man [from Franklin], is the complaining witness. He says that on October 10, Thomas, who has a barber shop, refused to shave him.


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Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, October 12, 1895

And so an arrest follows

A nice question for Justice Caldwell to investigate—Thomas’ reason for refusing was not a question of color—Mason’s statement

Barber Al Thomas, who runs the O.K. barber shop on Yesler Avenue, north side, which sits in the right of way of the Seattle, Lake Shore & Eastern Railroad, refused to shave David Mason, a colored miner from Franklin, and the latter has had Thomas arrested. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, October 3, 1906

September shows big increase for Pacific Coast Co. despite fact that working days were somewhat reduced

The Pacific Coast Company’s mines during September produced approximately 74,000 tons of coal, the largest output the company has had in a single month during its history. September beat the August record, despite the fact that there were three less working days during the month just closed. In August the company’s mines produced 71,700 tons and in July there was produced 67,500 tons. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, September 26, 1906

Operators declare that labor shortage has resulted in increase of wages and cost of production is higher

Summer months provide good business and shortage in output during winter may be the result in this state

Coal prices will be advanced October 1 between 5 and 10 percent by all companies save the Northwestern Improvement Company, and the Northern Pacific’s corporation has already raised prices, so the householder has no haven of relief from increased prices in that direction. (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, September 22, 1976

Representative Frances North of North Bend says the purchase of ten acres in the town of Black Diamond’s Green River watershed has been approved by separate state agencies that administer funds for the State Parks and Recreation Commission. (more…)

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By W.D. Reese

Come friends and fellow citizens, come sisters if you will,
A verse or two I’ll sing to you of the dead of Franklin,
On the 24th of August in 1894. (more…)

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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, August 8, 1924

Everywhere in the mines of Western Washington, and particularly in the mines of the Pacific Coast Coal Company, there is much stress placed on safety work. As a result the number of serious accidents is kept down to a minimum.

This scene shows the precautions taken to support the roof while the miner operates the “slugger” in undercutting the coal. As he prefers not to reveal his identity, we leave it to you to guess the name of this “Safety First” miner. (more…)

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