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Figure Rev. Frank J. Milman, Ph. D. SECOND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Clergyman NEWARK, N. J. Lecturer THE BLACK DIAMOND The Wonder of the Modern Stereopticon Platform SUNSHINE AND SHADOW IN A COAL MINER'S LIFE A Realistic and Graphic Story of a Coal Miner's Life Lecturer's life has been practically all spent in the Anthracite coal regions ONCE A MINER BOY LECTURE I THE BLACK DIAMOND or The Mining of Anthracite Coal The Wonder of the Modern Stereopticon Platform One hundred and thirty artistically colored stereopticon slides, showing the complete method and process of the mining of Anthracite coal thousands of feet under the earth. The miner is seen actually at work in the chamber, and incidents of his daily life are described. Realistic views of the mine mule and how he lives in the mine, including his home and habits. The problem of underground transportation, including the mule, electric and compressed air engines, are treated. Old and modern methods of supplying light for the miners is set forth. How to dispose of the vast volume of water in the mines is pictured. Supplying air for the mines and regulation of same is elucidated. Mine fires, and how they are extinguished, portrayed. Old and new methods of mine propping and robbing of pillars unfolded. Remarkable cave scenes, showing the result of mining under property and surface results, with houses totally wrecked. Tragic and thrilling scenes of first aid work with First Aid Corps actually at work rescuing injured miners in the mines, together with equipment for accomplishing this work. Preparation of coal in the coal breaker for market, showing the detail of the breaker and the boys at work. Ideal mining boys and miners. FORMER PRESIDENT OF UNITED MINE WORKERS OF AMERICA. MOUNT VERNON, N. Y., APRIL 25, 1912. DEAR MR. MILMAN: I take this opportunity of expressing my enjoyment and appreciation of your lecture on the Mining of Anthracite Coal and of the stereopticon views illustrating it, which I had the good fortune to hear and see on Monday afternoon. Both are most interesting and instructive. With personal respects, I am, Yours truly, JOHN MITCHELL. LECTURE II Sunshine and Shadow in a Coal Miner's Life or, A Realistic and Graphic Story of a Miner's Life One hundred and twenty artisticically colored stereopticon slides telling a remarkable and graphic story of the Anthracite coal miner's life in the coal regions of Eastern Pennsylvania. The place and conditions in which the miner resides. are set forth by showing homes of the miners and officials, and proximity of same to the coal breakers. The cities and mining villages of the Anthracite coal fields shown. Groups of mining and breaker boys, illustrating how they naturally pass from the breaker to the mills and factories. Amusements of the miner at home and at mining picnics, described with amusing scenes. Realistic scenes of mine parades, and miner's conventions being addressed by their leaders. Theodore Roosevelt visiting the mining regions. Christmas at the mines and in the miner's home. Playgrounds for miner's children and places for recreation and pleasure. Orphan children of miners. Cave scenes showing conditions of earth and results. Mine disaster at Throop, Pa., showing scenes around the colliery and the widows with their children. Injured miners as seen in the coal regions. Pay day at the mine. The miner as he is. INSPECTOR M. P. DEPARTMENT N. Y. C. & H. R. R. DR. MILMAN: Your lecture entitled The Black Diamond, given to the men of our road, is the most realistic presentation on the mining of anthracite coal I have ever seen, and I desire to bear testimony to its instructive character and can heartily recommend it as worthy of the attention and hearing of any audience. It is the wonder of the stereopticon platform. C. D. VAN SCHAICK. EMPLOYERS' WELFARE DEPARTMENT THE NATIONAL CIVIC FEDERATION NEW YORK CITY APRIL 26, 1912. MY DEAR DR. MILMAN: Please let me express to you our thanks for the unique, instructive and entertaining lecture which you were kind enough to deliver before our Welfare Workers' Conference on Monday, April 22, and to say to you that Mr. Emerson McMillin, our Vice-Chairman, who presided, requested me to inform you that he had never heard a more interesting address. Having inspected the mines in the anthracite region, I am pleased to add my testimony. This is the first time that I have ever seen views giving an idea of the passages and breasts upon which the men work in mining, as well as the outside operations. This lecture serves to remove the erroneous impressions generally in the minds of those who know nothing about the channels and methods of mining anthracite coal. Your views are well selected, giving a consecutive story from beginning to end, and your delivery is sufficiently dramatic to maintain constant interest. Assuring you that we appreciate your splendid work in this connection, I am Very cordially yours, GERTRUDE BEEKS, SECRETARY. AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK PRESIDENT OF THE PHOTOGRAPHIC SECTION MAY 3RD, 1912. The lecture upon the Mining of Anthracite Coal delivered before the Institute by Rev. Frank J. Milman, Ph. D., on April 2nd, was a remarkably clear and finely illustrated treatment of a subject which is of interest to every one. Dr. Milman having had practical experience, gained by a long residence and actual work in the mining district, was well fitted to appear before the large audience which he not only interested, but instructed in the many economic, industrial and social features of one of the most important industries of our times. O. G. MASON. BOARD OF EDUCATION SUPERVISOR OF LECTURES Rev. Frank J. Milman has filled a number of engagements in the public lecture course given by the Newark Board of Education during the season 1911-1912, upon the subject of The Black Diamond. Mr. Milman is admirably equipped to present this most interesting subject, having worked in the mines during his boyhood days. He knows the life of the mining people as few men do. His view point is just to the miner and the mine owner, therefore it is of value to the public. His slides are unusual, he having had exceptional opportunities in securing them. His subject matter is coherent and up to date. Mr. Milman possesses a good speaking voice, naturalness of manner and almost unbounded enthusiasm in his subject. The highest testimony that I can give is, that I expect to give him still more engagements for the coming season. A. G. BALCOM, SUPERVISOR OF LECTURES.
|Title||Rev. Frank J. Milman, Ph.D: Second Presbyterian Church|
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|Personal Name Subject||Milman, Frank J.|
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