This Week in History: Mining notes of interest
May 5, 2018
This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago.
The Molly B. Mining company set its new power drill to work on Wednesday: it is a Clipper drill and though only about 60 pounds in weight does very good work in the big contact vein of the Molly B. The company loaded a car with ore last Saturday and completed loading another car on Wednesday of this week. As the road is still soft in places a four horse team is used to haul the ore.
Sam W. Swisher claims the honor of running the first auto to Dillon of the season. He made the trip through Wednesday after several attempts that only resulted in failures. He reports the road as being very rough but says it will soon be in good order if the weather man issues the proper permit.
Big salaries are a thing of the past in the American Association. The limits most of the clubs will pay this year is $300 a month and one manager remarked that few players will get that amount next year.
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