Sequachee Valley News – November 27, 1902



For Day Labor and Mining Coal at Tracy City and Whitwell.

Tracy City, 42 1/2c and 50c per ton.

Price of dead work to remain as last week.

Mule drivers, $1.40; 2 mules $1.50, 3 mules $1.60, 4 mules $1.70; boss driver, $1.97 3/4; trapper, 58c; pumpers, $1.58; water bailers, $1.58; boiler fireman, $1.43; general company work in mines, $1.43; miner on company work, $2.28; helper, $1.43; rock work with hammer and steel, $2.28; engine man and repairer, $2.48; furnace man, $l.43; magazine and office man, $1.74; assistant, $1.43; boss track man, $2.28; tracklayer $1.72; helper, $1.43; gripman, $1.78; trip rider $1.30; brattice man, !2.28; slate dumper, $1.43; incline track man, 1.44; helper, $1.21; signal and coupler man, $1.30; screen feeder, $1.15; weignman at foot, $1.80; car loaders and movers at Whitwell, $1.43; car loaders at Tracy, $1.86 1/2; helpers, $1.43; head carpenter, $2.37; helper, $1.78; blacksmith, $2.28; helper, $1.43; pick sharpener, $2.00; oven charger, $1.75; boy helper, 70c, man helper, $1.28 3/4 ; yard men and runtenders, $1.28 3/4; watchmen, $1.70; head watchman at Tracy, $2.14; helper, $1.28 3/4; mason on ovens, $2.57 1/2; helper, $1.28 3/4; drum man, $2.00; weigh boss, $2.17; tip men, 1.29; car greaser, 89 1/4c; car builder, $2.28; helper, $1.78; timber man, $2.28; helper, $1.43; coupler boy, 71c; washer man, $2.14; levelers on ovens, $1.98; elevator boy, 58c; draft man on ovens, $1.43; machine shop blacksmith, $2.57; floating gang, $1.13; stable man shall receive $84.75. out of which he shall pay his helper $30 per month; Entry coal yardage, per yd, 76c; slate yardage, 51c; air course. $1.01; all slate fallen in rooms to be paid the same as entry slate per yard.


Special to the News.
Autumn has come and day by day we are nearing the end of another year. As we look around us at the beauties of art and of nature we all must stop in our career and gaze upon this lovely earth which God in his wisdom has set apart for man. Just stand behold this lovely Sequachee Valley in all of its grandeur. The mountains are clad in nature’s loveliest dress of green, red, yellow and white. It seems as though these mountains are nothing but beds of flowers. The angels of heaven can not help but play around and about this beautiful valley. Thankful we all ought to be for this plentiful land of ours. We cannot appreciate it as much as we ought for we have never experienced what real want is.

There is not much sickness in our vicinity at this time.

It seems that everything is moving on in our valley. They are shipping coal from Dunlap every day. We got good prices for everything we make and goods are cheap. We are having good times and will have just as long as we live under good republican administration. I hope we never will see such times as we did in Cleveland times.

N. Deakins and wife will visit our uncle at Inman, Preston Mitchell, and family, and George D. Smith and family.

Mrs. Mary Walker of Whitwell, is up visiting her father, old Uncle Daniel Deakins, and sister, Mrs. Barker.

Frank Barker is improving after a bad spell of typhoid fever. His many friends will be glad to hear that he is better.

Success to the News and all its correspondents and editor.

M. E. Graham.

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