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will offer Monday
Reduced from 42c and 65c.
100 Irish Point
Lace Bed Sets
Reduced from $12.50.
45 Cluny Lace Bed Sets
Reduced from $19.50.
50 Pair Double Faced
Reduced from $29.50.
West 23 c? St
COAL MUST COME DOWN.
SIGNS THAT THE "COMBINE" WILL FACE
METHOD. OF MAINTAINING VAL.VB1 - MILD
WEATHER WEAKENING THF. MARKET ? HOW
COAL If- IIF.I.D WHILE ALL OTHER COMMOD
ITIF.S HAVE TALLEH - RF.TAILF.P.s ABAN?
DON THETR "HONEST WEIOHT*
SCHEME of INSPECTION ? WHAT
COAL MEM SAY IN THFIR
Th* prOaipect of a decline in th* price of anthra?
cite coal will be balled with dellcbt by tbe thou?
sands who ara- feeling th* severe pinch of the harl
times. The hi-rh price extorted by the combinations
of the producing companies arni the retail deslera
has been felt to be onerous by th.-- consuming
public for years, bul it becomes m.ira- irksome
when waites, Incomes an. Investment profits shrink
t! they have done In the last year; an 1 wpecially
.s the oppression fell when the cost of the ??'black
-lamonds" li compared with the Kreat fall Which
haa taken place In all other commodities. The
rigor with which the so-called "coal barona" have
wrung big profits from the public has excited i
widespread feeling of res-ntment, and popular sen?
timent ls reaching a P'llnt where almoat any means
for compelling a reduction In the charges on this
article of universal neceealty arouM be defer led aa
Justifiabia by the Buffering conaumer.
There ls apparently hap.- that Inroads mtv pool)
be made in;.a the a. -.-??? combination which has Ile
tated th* price of coal i-ir bo long. The defeat of
the Philadelphia anl u-a lint; ''combine" In the
courts of N'.-w-.l-t>. y in UH bu S*t UH aesl Of
?aglaia irr'ii di approval upon tue monopoly, and the
coal companies are unable to control the 'uithra
clte output by mean! "f It-aaei or conaolldatlom.
The control .if tba tra !?? is sought t'i b<- held by
"agreements among gentlemen," but there an
signs that the Itrandl ot thia ne** arrangement
are breaking. The larger coal companlei complain
that circular jirlces are being "cut," and tbe New
York. Ontario and Western, and the Near-York,
Susquehanna and Western railroads are reported
to be pushing their c-al traffic at the expense of
their older competitors. Th* comparatively mIM
winter weather has been a gr*at aid to th* Buffer
lng consum-T. lt has checked io an -normans
extent the consumption of coal, an'l has led to
accumulation of stocks In th* banda of mlddle
irien and In cars on the tracki of th* transporta?
tion lines. People buy coal only for Immediate ne?
cessity, and fortunately the atoraca capacity for
the article soon becomes exhsusted.
THF DEMAND is LIGHT.
Th* demand ls now so light, compared with tha
production, that the '?ornpani's which make eon
cess'oni from established prices get the best of
the business, and If once a pressure to sall ihould
begin from the sources of lupply, the wholesale and
retail traile would soon be forced to moderate theil
charges. A lively war In the coal trade would ba I
consummation devoutly wlabed fur by the million!
who must rely upon anthracite frar the meana of
?warming their homes and conducting thair houee
Financial men have long wondered at th* I
of the coal managers to keep up the coot <,f ' .? ;i 1
?when every other commo.ilty was tending down.
ward under the stress of th* extensive bualneai
depression. Wheat has falien to the lowest price it
ever touched, anil the vast farming Interests of th''
Nation are suffering from th" effects of th" 'Im?
pression. Corn and other grains ar-- alao |
cally at the hotta-m pointe. Cotton la selling on an
extremely low busts. Ivtroieum ls altruist as low
as lt has aver been. In iplte of the effort! "f the
Sugar Trust, lugar in thi- market ls cheaper than
lt has bi" n in .1 long time. Almoat every com?
modity has fallen sharply In th" lust year, and
there ls rm prospect of an Immediate improvement.
Tn the fae" of this general shrinkage In value! the
price of coal has stubbornly been maintained, to
the amazement of all obeervera. Bpecloua argu
mpnts are n-lvaneed to defend the courae 'if th>
coal producera anl dealers. But the foci cannot
b* disguised that coal must have ber-ome more
reasonable in price, if it had nut b"en f',r the
practical combination of tbe producing, companlei
In restraint of competit n.
5">ME CONCESSION! MADE.
Por years producers In-lependent of th" great cor?
porations wa r* conipi'll'-'l tiF pay s'ich exorbitant
charges for fri-ight n.te-a on the rallro.-i'ls that con?
trol the bulk of Um coal output that they could
not enter the field of competition with fri a banda
Concessions have bein forced to some extent from
the railroads, so that the Independent producera
are becoming a more Important factor In the dis?
tribution of the supply ita th.- power of the big
cvnibames ls itlll aa great that production li cur
tailed and nragea of miners ari' cut off through
"shutdowns." m order to k.-'-p an exceaalve aupply
from reducing valuea ii. tbe -p'-n marki t Bvi n ??
corporation like th.- Philadelphia and Reading pre
fer? to attempt an eec ape from bankruptcy by
compelling creditors and owners to make mcrlflcei
lniteaU of boldly selling Uh tcreat product at a fair
price and adding to tts revenues anormous'y
There ls no consideration for the hosts of unem?
ployed perions, fair those who have ha I income or
wagei rerhiced. and only the blessing of an oneil
winter works as an ally to bring coal Town to a par
with other commodities that have fallon In value
The presidents of the big c>ai tram-porting com.
Sanles which control the ironing corporations m
nelr reipeetive anthracite- districts ara reluctant to
api-ear In public as defender! of the price of coal
The general aoaartlou araa mad", in reanonae to
ln.iulrl.s, that coal waa not "high." T;,.. , ..WM
held by th.- coal magnates, however were rea
orally in accord wUh tba Btatement made by a
high execuUve officer of th- Delaware and Hud"
aon Canal company, who Bald tai -, Tribune r
porterT "Tba [arlee of coal la not rmjiv blah -. ?
th. re is no reason why lt shouli be aft-', i- i
.. line In other OOmmodlUea which ar ? -rovernerl
by -ntlreiy different condlUona Here are ihe cir
cu.ar prices of the companies; Grate V, '*< a ton
agalmt $4 In FVbruarv. lh<"3; -Kg. j-, _*___?- ?? 4U:
atoye $4 40, apilnat |475; chestnut. Um). against'
14'? lust y-ar. The reduction! range from lt to 4a
cents, lt must lu- remembered that the cf.st of
coal mining Increaaei as the depth becomes
greater, anil then must be a sinking fund allow
ance f.>r tbe depreciation la itu value of the dtod
erty. Which goei with tba taking oul of every ton
of coa',. 'ih?- aracel of labor la tba mining region
have remained without change for some years It
would l-e impossible to buy coal landa in the Penn?
sylvania realona to-day and make any profit In
will exhibit to-morrow,
Ti ssh Brode,
Nova ties in
.Silk : nd Wool -hallies
and Printed Crepons,
Omi ti li ne Soie. Kayline 5atin,
Crcpon Gros Imprime
And in addition
Hi p Sackings
~>2 inches wide in
all desirable shades,
including Black and
Cream white, at j
West 2,id St
mining. Th" ol 1 com pan lea which Hint Into the
Held ftri-t ar. malling good dividends, hut thnt li
i ? tae they acquired cheap property, atui they
ouirht to I.,- p_fd far ventures which. !ik>- all new '
enterprise!, _i\- ii.? ,iia..,;u!-- assurance .af !u< esi
at the start. Hut il ii nol fall to laka th" divl- I
,li I) ls ,f i :.-? ;n ? 11- ,.,-.?. a re companlei ai a criterion
of proflti in iii.- bualncM. Hai the Brie made a
greal lucceaa of il,-- ''-'.il bualneaa? It ls in th"
nandi of ;? i ti Ho ,s thal areal ea il corpora?
tion the I' -.i*..! ai. 1 ll'-a dina. The ll ?k of
the New-York, Ol tVeitern nelli itt about
IT. and New-York, Susquehanna and Weatern pre?
ferred i i nd -I.'..
KA KM.Ni IS I'F THF OLD rn M FAN IFS
"The earnlngi of the old companies," continued
th-* ipeaker, "::r- th" result of their exceptional
good fortune. Even 10(51! per ???tn r"'un:s won't
le.iv.- th" itockholden with a k.-.-i thing when
the mines af,- exhaust* l. Thia li ? m
F.iny, .mi ;.., ton taken out can be replao I. .\:.l
we ai-- de reaiii poilt of this .omi.any at
th" rat" ??!" l.:.?i/.-. t .;.- . '.- ir
"lt is ti ?: true that I mpanlei have any
working agreement excepl not :a brina more coal
t,. ii,aik--- We can I ? \-:, gel
down to thai baals Tl ? no fear of i j ,
live price for coal. No man :?. would
go int,, a , imblnatlon for ilia' purpaoae, .-ir. i lt
could ii"' poiilbly luccea I S me yean ago when
th,- Reading anl the Lehigh Valley men were on
strike- the other companies evauld have put the
price nf, decidedly, bul they never moved lt. An
average of fi 25 a t,,ti for coal 1- not exorbli
,,t, i we can never Bel ll The hard time* have
not reached our employee, who are napp]
An officer of th" rv-laware. Lackawanna and
\v- st--;-ti uld: "You cannot c ill coal hil
commodities maj rmally low, i-?? ti...- ;
:, ii , i iii ei of many i ni
going bel ,??<? ll t of pi hut v
-., . \--:. i Ti ?? : ii or ? ?? ; i ?. ? t.
-WEIGHING AND INSPECmON ABOLISHED
? A FLAN TO RE-ESTABLISH THE OLD systfm hy
UHI'U AN* "HONEST TON" OF COAL
i The w-lirht Committee appointed hy the Retail
'roai Dealera' Exchange "f th., city of Sea York
\ to carry out the plana of the Exchange, by which an
- ?? ton o' coal was guaranteed every i ii
has lost its occupation. Dlahoneaty on the pan
! som--- '"ul dealera and the practice of giving ihort
. weight haa long been un open lecret, by which tbe
public ha- Bullera I. and through which tha honeal
coal dealer waa put at a dlaadvantage, The weigh?
ing plan* were devlaa i after careful deliberation
with a view ?'? bringing: about a chance foi the bet
: ter. and laai November the following plan i\ i
, adopted: it was agreed on the pan of the Ex
change to employ al Iti own coal and expen a
pei in to ix- known as th.- Inapector of Weight
| ihe Rei r the city of New-York;
I tra provide nald Inapector with the proper material!
for ai ;? u; thi work; that within five dayl aft'-r the
receipt of :-?*,-.- report of *-r,11 imped ii retie I ? ?
? upon th" honeaty, good t..it;i or fair dealing of any
dealer, lo notify ich dealer by Bending bim a copy
lol F-aii report, and, ll requeated, give Mm aa op
; rtui Ity to i ?? ):? ? :
, The dealer agreed further: "To permit Ms hchj.-s
ti t,,- teated will j - r teal wi ghta bj the In
i ipectoi. io allow tl ector, al any and all tlmea,
to weigh ii.al In pi ? ? of delivery In hil a .nt;.
wagons "i- othei vehlcli . either upon bli own or
Bcal< s, nt ii;- op) pector; to al?
low the Inspector to use hlageales to weigh either
hil own or any other coal; to give the proper ln
Btructlona to all employe! to saslat th<- Inapector an ,
much as poaalble In performing ins duUea."
It ahould be undi ratood and agreed that the word
"ton" be ui .?.'-.-: i to mean 2.000 pounda, an'l the
worda "groi a ton" 2,21 poun I
. . iii R M..-.:. Al ' 'i'l ED.
In thi plan, i who ri fuaad
fi sanction it th lealei Rho feared to ;; ?. ??
oj.il reweighed were exempl i ... the) ilmpl
rel ina i to be Interferi i with In oi lei to brim
ti.-in arlthln the peratlon ol the meaaure, anothei
plan wai adopted, against which lhere could ba no
reasonable objection, and which mad the pun i
:?.- ? n ployi r ol ih ?? who ti i le i thi weights The
.. pi lon wa known aa "Flan No. *,"
ai I read aa foll .\ s: "Th ? . p-.-ctor will carry in
bli wa.- n a bean I frame, toga thar with
large canvas baga, tun ia- et-peclally for the purpoie
!!? will ?? toa; m thi m bagi al place of ,)..
livery, on sidewalk, .. n< Vary, under tha author
Ity and by or lt r of the pun hai r, to a hom a Bm ill
charge mot over nve centi a ton) will be mada, and
And now, nerj f ,r hone il ???
complete, and a competent boaiy ,,? men appointed
for Itt operation, and.after al it three months of
Exchange i ...... its former
action ahollshts the plan; and thal li why Ihe
a- immltti ? ipation I ? ?n<.
The committee held a meeting on Friday st lt!
rooina, No. 133 Ea Fifi . to aeti
?iain . liability of form?
ing an additional association to formula.e and put
.ti operation at Ita own efpenie thi lama* plans ai
wi re In operation irlty if the Ex
ge, and which were voted down by secret bal?
lot at thi lasi ..- ? ting
THE VOTE WAI SECRET.
Thc rota ly which the weighing syst'-m wai dii
contlnii'-l was a Beere! one. "because," .is _ mern
b< r of the Exchange explained, "those who voted
agatnal the plan were possibly ashamed lo be rc
corded again i a measure which w,,ai -, .thing hut
"AbOUl thirty members." he continued, "refined
to vote thal way. and voted an open and unfolded
ballot in favor pf th- plan, in favor of tOM p.>un<is
f,.r ., ton,' and ask.-al to be recorded that way."
Th<- next meeting of the Exchange will tak<- place
.,!, February :??. when the following substitute for
the discontinued plan will b< ibmltti 1 for action:
TO m. APPOINTED Ag WEIOHBRS.
"Th.- I! i.ird of Trustees ls h..r.-t,y authorised and
Instructed to appoint aa weighers twenty of the
member* of th.- Eaxcnangs, milking sucha*selections
In retard to tl"' location of their yards an .shall
result in h.i\ ins ?-"'?"? in all juris of the city.
Members bo appointed, .ar th.-ir office employes,
shall, when requeated, weigh on th.-lr i.-i v?
hlclei loaded with coal, Beni to them for thal pur?
pose, uni mik- i written memorandum of the
gra ss weight They sh.ul also ireigh tba vehicle
a/ben lt returns after damping tha coal, muk.- a
written memorandum of that tlao, gu-,. a copy of
the gross and of the net weight to the purchaser, if
Le Bili' Bros.
GREAT AUCTION SALE,
Having bought at thc recent greal
auction sale 150 pieces of the most
desirable Black Silks, the production
of Messrs, Schwarzenbnch, Huber -N.
Cu.. wt- have placed the goods on
gale far below the regular prices.
The silks, which are in u large
variety rn weaves, aud excellence of
qualities, are the latest production of
th?' mills whose combined output is
the largest in the world.
An t'arh inspection <?t these goods
is specially requested.
West 23d Street.
r"'|ii"s'."d, ni. i also Bend a copj ler of the
"Ari explanatory >tat< ??? f thli ;-:'Ti shall
l?.- s--nt to i I memberi of the Bj I ? - . md
uuest to Imnv Hali their di :\,-r? to
comply with directions given t.v parties to
corni i! delivered in regHrd to ?? i nu i
to be weighed before uni after dumping. The
weigher aba!! ba advlaed to have a witnea! pr
wh.-ii Weighing I* 'lon.!
"The trustees shall Inform the public by notice in
aome of the daily papen of tb< ??' the
? ? ii-'. ? i;: - ? -ti I con 1 foi wt china.
that nil exchange dealera have been nutlfl< I of the
plan, .mil that they ai " ? '
ojaerate In r irr-. lng ll ? ind that
;? ,t ?? - ?? ? ?::,; my tl
scales, .,r *, T-. i i repra enti .
"The ? !.-? .-nat-l weigher! - ill b* I "rom
i deal er t o I
? - empathy with tha 1
patrons' protect ? p ?
mea ire .?. hi h li pr ??? i ed I pi
'.'. 11A ' '' tl
A [ T.
?. ' ? nt! i
be a spy ot ?
the way to collu N-i i .
^-aa>,-____ __________ ___________
he way to collti-rlon between diah'-na-st ?
W hO -.-.
person .; ? ^ ths -?
he ?? ? ? ? . ' t of I
Another merchant i I
mau wh ? ??. ? ?
in the ti itiei
lhere ai ,
m * nnd da
liver lt foi can ? ma com?
At the i
?'. iv it " f allow.- . t . ? were ? Itoherl
........ p, .. , | . . ic Curl , Fri
Uh. tn fr., ti k. li- ?: ? lierghorn ,:. i i
I.urn, Jr. Tl
h. I lt a
ii,,ii at thi t ? > ? ti ? ? ? - .
? i;. n
hy ti ?- i . ? Coal I
,-ls' I .\ ? ? . ?
i and Plan No 2. for one year pi
1< ,n-- without .xi pm* l i - ? . ,- I Las lt
? Ra solved, That al the i f tha Ea
change ;, vote be tak.-n on tl - i itlr-n by an
? i md na; ?? ??
The resolution! arere ?
yesterday, who sal I "1 an , ,? . i
un for any plan which will lo awn; with
-v< I--1 t ai ' will take ? ? ? . | , r
it of thi ina ni: ibl i-.-.' ti In which I
lion places him "
? ? ?>
RAILROADS BLAMED BY WHOLESALERS
I'?11: v Al. mi : : ii \ r THE ' " ll. li::-, I- ii;, |||
? ' ? IMOHtTIER.
The wholesale < iii man In thia cit) I i ? eon
-Mer the present price of ? Tho - who
lave I- 'ii ie< ii In refert i ? - to the ? .
?hat IT.'- : ? ? ' ? ll ll In ?- -ll-. mal
while lt I ' ? ? ., ?? rate
here hai hf ci ? lal I : -.- :.. i,
? ? ? . ? i
?i mi anion with other con li high,
he wi iii il- dealers any, bul thi
f it were an) Iowa r there wi lld ba no pt
Ali officer "f one nf tha ? mia s. in
(peaking ,,f the price of coal recently, ? lld "foal
h. lt la li ! tl bl h ns || -rai lit yent,
md there I i lb ? ? little profit In ll this ?.- ,r. li
i higher than many other commodities, bul thal
I something the dealer! cam
nany un nea to tha* pn
? ?.?ii, ti ?? principal om bel nu the ralei t..,-- tonnage
?lin,?-! bj ' ? The railroad
-ompanle hi ma le no n diction In thi
. boa can tl i? 1 ?? plte
i ? ? fi i i.. i i,, i, ak" I.
>rofli oi.i - ? Ih.i ? ?
...roll '.Mr 1 ;?? |.| I - - il coal h
ik" il," prices of i?th< i ? rn rn Uti- th it the
li maud iii, - bea n i - Ugh) The dem in I for <
v, ii hi ha en ver; llghl on . ? i ami ol
-r?rm wi ither, un I v. hen then li lluw< ?! man i for
i comnio.lli . Uki i a i| ali r
n u.at , oi i mod 11 ?? to rn a Inialu a high prl ti ofl
small lale* Al leaal thal la I ie wa- n i
?nu: m. ai. i. !:??>' v.,ni.n r,i,i...\\
?ir the raUroads would coma down from their
hit rates, then tha dealers would also make .. re
luctlon. a I aboul ti ,,,. In;,i...
n coal i - unti ..a'. b
,,t"s, arhen, If wa pul thi in doa n, we a
All tba v . le ' ? railroad
-ompanii-i for ihe ; ri seni price of coal ';
hal there Ita** th.- ro .: ol I Io ll ... , md thal .'
he companlei would - il down their prices the
rholemle nnd reu lealera wo il I m ike their prices
., nt the bi i i lime ?
A pr imlneni coal lesli r, ?!. .. i* im the
Vaahlngton linn mis', -iii that the price
t coal wna being maintain i beciu - thal was the
nly way to protsel the dealers from lotm.
"You must ramsmber.'' be aaJd, "that lhere Ills
*cn a tr'-incndoiis fallln*- .iff li, thc amount "f
oal COnaumed. Th.-re 1-a ii Inri;.- supply ..f .?...!! that
anno! ba ussd liecauss there la n-i demand tor ir
"his would lead ""*" lo aupposa thai the pries .Ff
anal would tumble, and that Th- wholesale dealer
??oiild be able to ?? ll to the retail dealer il s los
-nire snd tha- retail dealer t,. the Individual ai
reatly reduced rates lt ls nol so, i, iwever,
linera will not accept I *"? <i :. t.-m in wages. Mine
trners cannot reduce their prices while ihelr labor
otda t,. rorular prices: railroad companln v-iii nol
loa,.? one i' lint from their rates, and
ave alwayi '.n "tiff, lhere hai bei*n Hula- profit
.r the wholeasle and rel ni de iii i si an) ti.
i ni, .ni thc depressing ?' mullion! .ii n govern tba
oat trade si present, there haa been ,i slight f.ill
lg "ff In prices ;in<l they cannot n ill) be Bald to
-? hii-h if you wanl to gel lower rates go to th.
Ulroada; they are the off< ndera."
NOT BATIgflBD WITH A (MOD PROFIT
,i dealera il would i - '-th ir un the
? . , .; a Trltnin" '? ' ' n ?! aatlafled
?nh a reai ,n.ib> profit an I comp I con ii men to
ay exorbitant pries*. S noteworthy fad In eon
ectloa with the iiivi'-niK"iion is thal Um mm*
nal for which New-York dealers charge $6 25 ls
Successors toAXStewbuu &C*a
Dull Times force Sales?Forced Sales make Bargains.
Glance at these Unequalled Opportunities!
PRINTED CRTKA f-ILK*. RLAT'K BROUXDS, BEAC
TirUL SMALL FIGURES, IN ROBE 1'INK. TLT.CUOISE
BLUE, LILAC, ETC..
(OUR REGULAR 1.19 QUALITY.)
BLAaCX GRENADINES, COLORED gTRIFW AND
I , ll RES,
IMO and HJOO.
(SIMPLY WORTH DOUBLE.)
two LOTS, RATIM AND TAFFETA. DBBSDB-I
tl.*" rtu. anl 1 ._."*.
(WORTH LBQ AND 2 00.)
LATEST SPRING NOVELTIES.
NOVELTT BOOTCH TWEEDS,
CREPON 1 RAVER.
n.t.tM1NATINO SERGE. VMS WORTH 8.00
BEATRICE SCITINO. .TSatO. ""
\ ENETIAN CORD,
IN ALL THE
POPULAR DRESS G00D5.
?is IN BFRING NOVELTIES. 40 ,-li. WORTH M
.,", .. .. .. .BB " 1
[REMEMBER THESE PRICES! MAIDS ASH WIVES
NAINSOOK ANO CAMBRIC )
EDGES?ALL NEW PATTERKB '.
IMPORTED TO BE SOLD \ ^^^^^^^
AT 20 cts. '
HEDia and ) 25 ?"??
ALL NEW, ) fBWHTLAIl NM
7 AND 10 IN BLACK NET TOP BOURBON LACBB
gLTTABLE FOR TRIMMING (Arr:-1.
.42 tint ."a.", ell. ?_?_?
(THEEB CHANCES MAY NOT OCCCB AGAIN)
Ladies' Suit Dept.
TWO DNPRECEDENTED BAROAINBI
lPT. BO LADIES' KINK TAILORMADB
NAVT DWI \
AND ni.ACK? f ry 7."?i
AND FULL SKIRT,
BO KOBI M ITS, na above.
navy BLUB AND BLACK DOI'RI.E \
BREASTED COAT, WITH DOUBLE (
SKIRT EFFECT, FULL SKIRT?AL- >
TOGETHER EXCEPTIONALLY HAND- V
V.' iHTH 2100
Ladies' Cloak Dept
TAILOR-MADE AND TIGHT-FITTING.
PRINCE ALBERTS IN \ _ _0>
_I j 10.50.
(A 4.*i PER TENT. REDrrTION.>
"THESE BUTTS ANO coats wn.r, not last LONI]
?-BETTER COME EARLY-KEMEMBER THOSE SAB
Wi HU i.s. ??Tin' I.ATI".")
Wash Dress Goods.
(REDUCED FROM IS.)
Fln?* DRI'?* GINGHAM
(RKDUCED FROM 2.V)
FOR MONDAY ONLY!
FOR BOUSE BOWNS j) Bs*
AND WRAPPERS, IN > Q
BEAUTIFUL COLOR-NOB, ) "
(WK DON'T THINK ANY ADVICE NECESSARY
The Entire Block, Broadway, 4th Ave., 9th and 10th Sts.
Bold in Brooklyn fir |S SC Why this should ha* n.?
coal dealer can aatlafactorlly explain. Another
coal dealer dolns -i lars* buelnese In thia city was
Biked "why coal retnalni blghT Ha answered
"The profll on coal la lesa than on any commodity
I :. iv .if. Our proflts ar" laaa than tha-y ever
iv. r-, .inl I would leave tha* trad" to-day If I
. | ir pricea are k-pt ht,h lt ls bteanaa tha?
railroad cornpanlea arho transport the coal are
getting all tha pi lilt."
In a-xt>! illation, hr- mad-* the following comparison:
Coal at min-- coat.POO
Traniportatlon to lida irater. I **'
Terminal charles. 15
r. a- freight.'. *
i ? ulina, carlina, and storing In fara. B
Rhrlnkaae facreenlna). IO
Cartage front yard to place of delivery.
??Now." h.- added, "for that coal mt) -ft IS BO anl
to take all hualnesi rlik, and that ij leu
pruitt ? le In ilmiat any t-rnna-h a.f trade."
. u .-iii be all very areli ir lt irers true, imt
? it m -ti nra that, in th* firat place,
?- ,:n y. TS to $.; 8 a tam f.ar
? ? I ? that h<* reeelvea 2.210 pound!
? - ? ' j ???, and * ima 'if the fig irea
? ? ? -i IK -i ira.
a WEAK ATTEMPT TO EXPLAIN" THE RATES
At leslei ll lal mi ni of bli
to the 1 ??? rate if pi iflt, -ft. I di ira I
bi ? ti- ?:, ? il buatneaB
i! made bj th' "treat railroad corporal ina
i re .k and tranaporl il "No one,"
mine: price a ir<? me l?* for
the pi Icei laked are low In
ea." Th ? aame concet ti
it ... wita ,,- nt ional
Police Department bought ! SM tons of a-..ni
Ol at ll ft) 4 I i. 1 le lier
??- for purchaalng as thu Po?
lite! ti han-lnome profit when
' --? ind hi! whine over
, . i iii>-,ii ns uncalled for snd
Uti iua, when ipoken io on the mhject,
?il marchant, but I aell t.-> i.r pe iple
, ? a , ' I ' !
?-??.. lut ita vain. The
I si not men ly goo I i nal it ls the
a ho an ??;??'? I to I ny coi i
ntl! ire pi ng entll ely r?>.> nm, h.
ra .-,,n why coal Mhonial not i"%
. ' "
fiocres op the foreion trade.
MINI lAL SHIPPED TO NOVA BJOOTIA
AND NEW-BRtTNSWICK STATISTICS FROM
In connection with this dlscuaalon, soma flgurei
e to the ei.t of th- export snd In ; rt il
trade may be Interesting. Th>- coal sported from
the I'nlte-I State! laal year amounted to t,mm\mtl
1 1,073,111 t'lF.Fa n-ar-' anthractta, sad
I.??::-..>*. bltumlnoui Import! of Mtumlnoua coni
were 1.102.231 iona, nu I ,>f anthracite SS.atTE tons.
rt,-- value ..: th.al ltiii- rt'--I was v.c"'~.**Tt*'. and
of the ej| irl ' - ' -. the bltum ms exceed I ni
?' tnthra tte in value by about |
The ri'-ai. il foretgi.il ihlpplng port in the
: RI itel ll " 'ri 0, V Y.. last var'." shlp
t,fiis of anthracite snd . M
toni of bituminous Philadelphia la aecond, with
'? '.f bituminous and 28.211 of anthracite,
and I ?tr.ii third, with 2M,?01 lona of Mtumlnoua
sti;i'i, -?? other large exporting porta In their
nnla-r w. r.. itiif! i ',?? ee, champlain S v.,
hi -i. i'hi.> ilneludlng Cleveland), Niagara
N Y . Xi rfolk Va . Iiiiltlmore, Ni ? York and New
the two I. it. i lending out 96.000 and
1-- IiVf-|i .
i if tl I in ;,,rt,. I all exi '-pt "M.ODO
1 Crail, oi half bi Ing re.
h ' '..lim,ia a an i n fra -tlon over
? : from llrltlih Au ti
' '? ''? ? V (.? 1 ? -. VM.MI tami ,,f bltUmlnOlia Caaral
? ? ? ' ? i '..-? i,.ii-, li.in i and Labrador, :: C_>
tons ri,,ri, (?? Si . i s "i anl New-Kruni wick;
lill ? .1 til 1.111,'p,-. lill,I |,1.1,1..| taani to
. th. other w' il In Ila I ilandi .-ui,| s.mth
*nn-rlcn 'Ff the anthracite, l.iiis,4*3 toni went to
' inala and lha> Province! Ju/ill toni lo th.- Wen
li. Ila . ihe i.ai.,ii.-.. iiinaiit .".',."."I ta,uh. K,Finif in other
li than i.000 being taken by ut'rope
? ii ? tl 11n-al 1, ii-.- ? -it out :?: ? ?; t,.ns
ol laitiiminotii coal a
total ..f ',-..ir toni, axalnil ? I iona of bltu
1 ' inthraclte, a total ,,r
ton ?: nm Atlantic porti . the remain let 16:
" loni, being ihlpmenta from Gulf and Cacilie
THE VAN OSDEN DOHESTIC THOU ELKS,
A wsywsrd i >n haa csuaed dissensions In th.?
ii ol Mi and Mrs Charlea ll. Van Orden
ve leal to thi paratl in of thi husband
and wife, and an application t-i Judge Pryor, of
? rt ol Common Pleas, for the appointment
of the hualneai which the wif.- car
ried a-n il So. 1,402 First avi When Judge Pry.ir
heard the facta, he Bald thal ha regretted exceed*
muly thal the pa rt lei had been compelled t.i come
before th.urta to air their domeatlc relations
ll ?. a ca ?? which appealed i" his sympathetic
. and therefore, In tha hope that aome ar
?i'ni mlglii be made, he said thal be would
da nj ? he ap] i foi the appointment of ?? n -
? ,-.-,?. md -?! the caae down f.ar trial n.-xt week,
The |,!,--.tii action is brought In the nani- ,,f th.
wife, a 'h.ii i. ,it.- \ in Orden, who, on the ground thai
a- li a partner in the builneii, -"-.-kn ? dliiolu
? i the firm. Thej were married tn March,
and ip-F-1 ti?ether happily until i ahorl time
ngai, IL i- ion Charlea, twenty-four ymmv* old, is
said t" ',- ? >l the separation A daughter
,- living with '?? rather al the houae Ko. l.r.i.'
Flnt-avi !? ? Im iti l that the boa Charlea has
nol !>? ii a model -ii. inl thal he has poisoned
lila mother's mind against hts father,
The court gi uai>-i an Injunction reattaining tha
i.u.-i'iii'i ir, in interfering tarRh tho bu.-iln.--ss pend
inn th.- trial of tin- ault.
BB BXONRRATRS UR- OBAMBBBLIB.
.1,asaph E. Paisley has -withdrawn his suit against
II ll. a'hiiiut'. rlln, In conn'-ctlon with which be
had Mr. I'hiiml'-rlln arrested, anal there la now no
litigation between tnem. Mr. Puis'.ey haa t,ik>?n
back all the chargea which he maale against the
defendant, and has written him thc follow inK let
tat ernesta hint nln-ht, and
Afi.-r hearing your
? in... th
.aa..-, ii- ... an*. j >ai|| .-a...' aaa. ..... .._.. ......... #in_
r>-.i,tim,' iii., documents aubmltted by you regarding
ii..- atTain ..r the Furl Worth Park Place Land
Company, l am convinced that great Injustice h.us
I,... M done y, ii through tbe allegations of tha- atli
?iniits and complaint In the stilt brought against
you for the amount of the investment ma-la* by ma
in the Btock a,f that company. They were made
by in- fruin Information winch I had received -and
the papers which v,,u ehowed me clearly Indicate
th it iuch Information wsa entirely Incorrect
i nave to-daj troluntsrll) and unconditionally with?
drawn Mich suit, and 'I" withdraw all th>- allega
t. a, in the afBdavlta and complalni affecting you,
ai.i dasalre l ? expr u nu deep regret that chargea
.. ...... il ? , If .. .., ...... ______._?? M_ ... ..!.. , ,. I I .
reflecting upon your character were made, anal <io
now ra-si-aiil th.-ni absolutely and fully.
I am satisfied that th,- Interests Of the share?
holder! of the Park Place Oamioanv have had com
I'lrtc pr.taw-ion at your hands, an.l that your man
ii preildent haa been In every "'?;>/n1' h'
rul an l honorable. The deeds an.) agreements snowa
ca.niirm your statements as <?, the tit;- -f tne lana
being vested in thc park Plsce Company.
l look upon you again, ss I haye fo**years, aaia
man of hi<h character and unimpeachable integrity.
GOOD WORK FOR WOMBS AND CHILDREN.
WHAT THE ANNCAL REPORT OF THE NEW
YORK INFIRMARY F"R THEM SHOWS
Much beneficent work ls shown to har* been done
hv thc New-York Infirmary for Women and Chil?
dren during the year UM by Un fortieth annual
retort, which was recently issued. The infirmary
ls situated at No. ."> Livingston Place, ItuyvSSSBl
S.-tiare and Second-ave. Its officers are Robert
Haydock, president; Kobert Olyphant, vlee-prcsl
d-r.t. John T. Wllleti. treasurer; Miss /ulla H.
De Forest, -assistant treasurer, anl Edwin Tainan,
Becretary. Dr. Eleanor B. Ktlham is resident phy?
sician and Miss Julia P. Marshall superintendent.
Th,' Infirmary resolves an'l treats women In con?
finement, and women and children who are suf
ferins from any disease which ls not contacious or
Incurable. It also maintains a free dispensary at
No. ri Kast riftrenth-st. Free treatment ls niven
to worthy persons who are unable tn pay hospital
rates. P.ard for patient! in general wards ls 17 a
week for adults and li for children, in private
wails hoard 1* lu a week, and from BO to J." In
private rooms Th- Infirmary also has an exten?
sive i>Fit. 1.,or practl -e among the poor, who are
treated frc.-, or for a mendy nominal f'-e. according
to their circumstances.
The Infirmary was practically closed until May
I on account of alterations an'l the erection of a
part of tts new building, and some of the wards
could not he op, i.,,.i until September. Th- alt-ra
tlona and ti-,- new building have provided more
comfa,natale quarter! for patients, nursa-s and Ber
? ; lete "I"-! atii.e na..m<a, and
better .?" 'ommodatiom for th,- dispensary, On nr
? "f the hurd times it has been necessary fo
ii. rtgage the property for at26.nU"), In order to com
plete trie new i. . in urgent ne easlty ex
for i liing ?'?-' "?" to meet the current --v.
of this year. Thc - ij.I'? r- p >ri
thal luring the months ol 1893 In whl h the in
flrmary a-aa open, there were IM free and ?
patlenta treat d. th< numbei layi of free treat
mi nt ba -.- ..?:-. .,: i of pail treatment, 1,062. The
number of new out-patlenta treated was 1,147, th
number ..f vlilti made being *.'"? The treaiurer'i
report ihowi a balan.ti hand .at the loee "f
I192, of IS.1M6.1; receipt! during the >.-ar. "OO.ifll 90;
expenditure!, 135,132m; balai on haul, ll -?
It la hoped that prompt ai I liberal contributions
win ti" ma le for tl - ? spenses of this year.
COLONEL BDWABD nil.os PBOMOTED.
'?"NTROI.I.nn FITCH NAMES HIM AS roi.r.E'"*TOR
or ASSESSMENTS AND CUBRK OT ARSUSARS.
Controller Fitch yeaterdaj appointed Colonel l-M
ward cition, -if the Board of Assessors, to Hm
pia?e of Collector of Assessments an'l clerk of
An- ns. made vacant by the recent death of Os?
borne Mamroe Macdanlel. Colonel <;ilon held the
iffice t>i whla'h lae returns from l*a,v, to UM. In
i-v. he was made an assessor, and has been chair?
man 'if the hoard for th.* last nine years. Th*
s il irv of his new office Ul ll.*'"", an increase alf
ll..'"" a year for him.
Mr. Ollon wu fair many v-.u\s a County Demo?
crat, and was one "f Justice J.^hn lt. Voorhls's
lieutenants in the ixth Assembly District vV_en
Mr Voorhla deaetfted from that organisation, in
IMS, Mr Gillon gestated him In eatabllahkig tha New
York Democracy, and wis one of its jun.irs. Jual
after the hus election Mr. Ollon sent bia resigna?
tion tai Just!'" Voorhls and soon afterward joined
"I have appointed Mr. Ollon." said the Con
trailer yeaterday, "because he is the moat com?
petent man I could rind for the place, with the
exception of Mr Storrs, the Deputy Controller, snd
the former Ci I ii of Asaeaaments, Mr. Cady,
now retired, Mr. Ollon la admitted, 1 think, to be
the beat-Informed man In regard to tha duties of
the pla,-a- which he is to administer ls tbs city.
l give tiles., reason! so that other applicants foi
the place may understand that 1 made this ?
tlon solely on ti..> ground "f experience anal St
Th- Controller alao yeaterday accepted the r-.sin
nation of Edward H< nrlques, the cashier of tbe
Bureau for the Collection a.f city Revenue, and
appointed lo his place Albert Meyer, Importer of
malt liquors. No. i*> I'.: idway, who llvei at No.
ii; I; .si Elghty-nlnth-it. The Controller*! old
brewery fri-m-i- 111 -1 -. i ? I thli ippoin menl li wai
recommended by Jacob Ruppert, John lt. Han
locher, William Steinway, John and Loula Weber,
i-x-Senator Stadler and other Herman Democrats
Mr, Henrique! la an Antt-Tammanj Democrat and
a member v?f the rtuilnen Mus Democratic As.
iodation, an organisation which has shown Ita
hoitlllty io the Min Democrac) snd the Snapper!
anl Tammany m< ti,
The apoolntmeni of an Mseasor to racceed Mr
Ollon li vested by law In the Commlaalonera of
Taxei and Abbi lament! No terra is prescribed by
the si,u.ita-, and the place has been looked upon
as havlnir a life tenure. There ar.- f.mr aumioro
in the Hoar), who receive a salary of CON. Colonel
Ollon's colleagues are Patrick M. Haverty, '"liarles
B, Wendi and Bdward Cahill.
.4 TRIBUTE YEOH GUM CBBTBR PEOPLE.
AlthouKh th.- Maritime Exchange closed Its Am
iterdam fuml a week ago. lt sent by cable yesterday
BS7H sddltlonsl IMO being contributed by Dr. w.
P, Jenkins. Health Officer of thli port, and $207 7,1
ralae.1 by "The Oloucrnter Dally Times"- for the
families of the men loit in attempt!--.-- to lave the
-rew of the i Honester schooner Haggle B. Wells
The entlr.' fund aniounteal to 11.966.
A touchlnK tribute t.i the men of the Amsterdam
was paid at a memorial meeting he'.,| ;lt Din nester
>n wednesday night in m-mory of ninety-seven
Ishermen of that place who hail lost their lives dur
Bg the year The attempted reecua ,,f th- fisher
ii-n on the Maggi* K Wells was feelingly alluded tai
ind as the names of the men Last fra>ni the Amater
lam were read the entire audience rose and re
-nalned standing, a feeling tribute from those who
ippr.-v lated the sacrttlc.- aa nona' others could
E. & W. "Lfota," E. A W.
A FULL DUB COLLAR.
Ebor*, a. D\Mi t,s. ii i>
no \vT_trr both bt.
Pl*a>n*a>i of th" Nervoui System. ilcnlto-rrlnar-- Ortrnns
mpotatney ian.1 sterility. Hoots, n to t, p t,. s
Till LI,IPS' DlOBSTIBLB OOOOA
Tfi-nti a new and valuable leal beverage. It ls dell
loua to tha ta_t? anal hi-fi.ly nuUltloua. Kaili-- _tf.it-_.
The success that attended our
inaliritta-s thnt ibi* week will a losa- om ihe ea*
lire lin*', and in order lo aa a a. in pl j.|, thia, we
BARGAINS - SHOES
J. k J. Slater,
N. W. cor. ?-"?alb Street.
MENS FURNISHING GOODS.
?_?__!l_r*-V* **I?I?%V>^:???, nnd
"SOI KVOIMFR'"*" <a.OVl*l
Spring Style English Neckwear.
CHBVIOT ANTI SILK PAJAMAS.
PLANNBL TRAVELLINO SHIRTS,
NH1HT SHIRTS, HATH RODES,
DREM SHIRTS. COLLARS AN'D CT'FFS.
I'RKSSINi; GOWNS, SMOKING JACKETS,
SILK .\^p L. C. HANDKERCBIEF8,
HOSIERY and UNDERWEAR.
itttca\vaii c& .^iS A.
VENETIAN IRON WORK.
IN LARGE VARIETY.
Sa ml fir Catalogu!.
0MR8_Ae_._. HULBERT BROS. & CO
?' " 5*6 *iVo?l tlSrd Nt.
ART A"VTD ARrniTEfTlRE at the WORf.IVS
rilli? Tlia* ..lily _ulde lo eilatence which
ailacuaara the picture! and building's ot Ike
fair. Illustrated. I?6 ca-uta.
niMOn IMI-nnVKMIltT-T-o etinrmlna
; nrtlclr* by B. ?. Northrop, the prime mo-ei
|n lilla work, "aa-m-turk City men wi*- waal
I to lull' beautify ilirlr nail*.-- towns In lin
I country ahould read thia. 5 ir cm. _, copy.
TRiaTS.?Ar_-iment! In their fnvnr hy S. t\
T. Il.ialal. Solicitor of the Standard Oil Com*
piuf, _nd argument against by T. V. I'oit*
drrl>. brand Muster Uurkuiaa ol ihe 'v_i__u
?I Labur. 0> vcuia,
"OI'R CIIAt'*"i'rF.Y."?A un edition. irtiH tl.
Iu?l rnli'il coicra, in |ii,|i.-r. Any ri-?iilni
subscriber lo lue Tribune can _-.-! ll for 40
ern la. A delt"ioua piece of fun, written by
I Iliac ll. Uruiuley for the lille ailuiuul. l'r?-a
! taaslr lilusirulcd l,> Heard uud -ibson.
W.R STORIBB. Best forty lui ea of fha
Civil War. by I ainu Soldiers. Inspiring.thrill.
Inn and pulketlc. Moat of thew m rlueu tu!
lilUuuc- tutli yalta-.. __ .run.
OPr\-\llt SrORTS.?The Tribune'* honk,
the beat A iin-rl.n ii Hoy's Own Hook eve!
| prill teal. I il IK'- all-in*, aa, aava-r .'.nil paitoa. Ot
' grmi vain-* ala., lo ia.lull* lin- topic* ar!
itrchi-ryi liuni'liai'l. rilling; nil Muntee ul
j balli rlHe mid iliailKUUi "ailinn; bout and
i ) ui-lit hui lill UK i *a-limul u_ ; *ku linn; li lay -
I allu_, and lu fact tho ii holt* runge of lund*
i able opru-alr sports. A let** coulee only,
Trice t__M each.
j IBTfllB-IATlOBAL YACHT RACF."*.? The story
of eaeh nf the rarri of pnet >enr*. nell told
? nd profusely lllualraled. _.'? centa.
TRIHI til*. AI.MW AC. 1 Stilt.-In cloth, SI.
Hin H'M F.l.?The beet of lloaivrll <). H.-rr"!
aril.-l,-* In The Weekly Tribune on Ihe Tar*
IB, Finance uud Silver. Aa education la lal*
aril. __ cents.
LTT10AYI0N OVER JACKASSES
i.uke m. Kmcrsun's jackasses vera trie subject
of a loag i-KOSSlM In Supra-ill-- Court. Chambers,
yesterday, when ii motion wan marl*- before J ualga
An.lrewe. In behalf of the Sheriff. t>i tax the colts
of an attiii'hnicnt lssiu*<i against the Jacka***"*
Mr. Emerson lu the owner of a stock farm al
Bowling tireen, Ky., anal is the lancvst Importer
a'f Jackasses In this country. A luau t two w-a*ekl
ago, he Uniaortesl VS asses for bra-ealinn pufiwsea
The animals ure valued at from ItfO.OOO to ?*"">*.'"?
They were 1.taught her.' .>ri the Bteamshtp 'l-'url*
The asses originally came fruin Spain. The fr.-lKht
on the jackass.-s iras "Q0.0O., and an attachment
was issue.i in a suit t,a reeotrer advances saade to
pay th.- expenses of shipping th.- animal! fro?
Spain tai Bordeaux. .
Th.- attachment was then .llscharire.l. anil "j?
case cann- up to-lav to tl\ th.- t;i\ and S*,n*"pt*>_
fe.-s "ii the attachment The defence pleaded B_
.launs A. Ha-a.lv was that there had never heen
a levy maate on the Isckssaea because they 9mm
In the exclusive custoaiy of th." Inlt.-.l BUM *-?''"?
eminent, having been brough! from the vessel m
iii, general order stores f.-r non-payment ?_,aM__
The dut) claimed is.is 14.600. Mi Dendy -.dil USJ
all the Sheriff .ll.l was tn sit ,,n 'li- l',lrl''r,l'1,\__il
l.i..k at the building wherein th- aaae! were 1>?"___|
.lu.lge Amlrewu adjournd the argument unm