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Bros. will offer Monday In their Upholstery Dep'ts 2000 Yards French Cretonnes ., 25c*35c Reduced from 42c and 65c. 100 Irish Point Lace Bed Sets .. $6.75 Reduced from $12.50. 45 Cluny Lace Bed Sets *,$ 14.50 Reduced from $19.50. 50 Pair Double Faced Velour Portieres .. M9.75 Reduced from $29.50. West 23 c? St -B COAL MUST COME DOWN. SIGNS THAT THE "COMBINE" WILL FACE LOWER PRICES. 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 ? DEFENCE. 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 holds. 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 5tern Bros. will exhibit to-morrow, their First Importations of High Class Imported Dress Goods consisting of Crcpon Bouillonne, Ti ssh Brode, Ktoffe Panache, Crepon Qivre, Fantaisie Traverse, Nova ties in .Silk : nd Wool -hallies and Printed Crepons, Omi ti li ne Soie. Kayline 5atin, Crcpon Gros Imprime And in addition 400 Pieces English Hi p Sackings ~>2 inches wide in all desirable shades, including Black and Cream white, at j 58c 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. Tinu- -l."' -WEIGHING AND INSPECmON ABOLISHED ? A FLAN TO RE-ESTABLISH THE OLD systfm hy UHI'U AN* "HONEST TON" OF COAL \v\s nUARANTEEO. 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 a certll 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 practical honesty. "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 1 SM Le Bili' Bros. RARE BARGAINS I* BLACK iitoii -lin: 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 ? al "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 than thri ? - empathy with tha 1 tat weil ?.!?*;??--?:?' patrons' protect ? p ? mea ire .?. hi h li pr ??? i ed I pi '.'. 11A ' '' tl A [ T. ' ?. ' ? nt! i be a spy ot ? hla the way to collu N-i i . ^-aa>,-____ __________ ___________ I he way to collti-rlon between diah'-na-st ? ...... W hO -.-. "B> the 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? pete all - . 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 .\ ? ? . ? fora i and Plan No 2. for one year pi 1< ,n-- without .xi pm* l i - ? . ,- I Las lt further ? 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 iil 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 using in'i 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. COAL inN'Mllliii "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! SILKS. PRINTED CRTKA f-ILK*. RLAT'K BROUXDS, BEAC TirUL SMALL FIGURES, IN ROBE 1'INK. TLT.CUOISE BLUE, LILAC, ETC.. 7.% eta. (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 STRIPER, tl.*" rtu. anl 1 ._."*. (WORTH LBQ AND 2 00.) DRESS GOODS. LATEST SPRING NOVELTIES. RAYLRF" DIAGONAL, NOVELTT BOOTCH TWEEDS, CREPON 1 RAVER. n.t.tM1NATINO SERGE. VMS WORTH 8.00 BEATRICE SCITINO. .TSatO. "" Laces, Embroideries. CL"T TO 14 eta. \ ENETIAN CORD, FRENCH CHALLIES, IN ALL THE LATEST COLORINOS, .7." a-li. ) _?? ? .HO > .75 POPULAR DRESS G00D5. (4TH-AVK. SIDE.) ?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 CHKVIOT SUTS. NAVT DWI \ AND ni.ACK? f ry 7."?i f'HEVlOT BEAVER AND DIAOONAL, HANDSOME JACKETS AND FULL SKIRT, 2 ND. WORTH 15.00 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 BOMB STYLI, 9."' V.' iHTH 2100 Ladies' Cloak Dept TAILOR-MADE AND TIGHT-FITTING. PRINCE ALBERTS IN \ _ _0> f 14.DO. _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. loo riECES nnrfio dimity, IO eta. (REDUCED FROM IS.) .100 PIECE? Fln?* DRI'?* GINGHAM IB -t?. (RKDUCED FROM 2.V) FOR MONDAY ONLY! (MAIM FLOOR.) .1,000 TAROS TEAZLE FLANNEL, FOR BOUSE BOWNS j) Bs* AND WRAPPERS, IN > Q BEAUTIFUL COLOR-NOB, ) " (WK DON'T THINK ANY ADVICE NECESSARY THAT ITEM.) cts. 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. K io ??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 ????r 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 than U-30 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 LAKE PORTS 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 porta. 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 i ir: 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 1 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 Tammany Mall. "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 ncaa " 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 Aniiiiunca-nienta. 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 FEBRUARY SALE 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 ?Her rxlrn BARGAINS - SHOES '-.llghil-' lolled'. J. k J. Slater, 1185 BROADWAY, N. W. cor. ?-"?alb Street. c/tatw(c\ 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, Umbrellas, HOSIERY and UNDERWEAR. itttca\vaii c& .^iS A. 3 VENETIAN IRON WORK. GYMNASIUM GOODS. SKATES. IN LARGE VARIETY. Sa ml fir Catalogu!. 0MR8_Ae_._. HULBERT BROS. & CO ?' " 5*6 *iVo?l tlSrd Nt. TRIBUNE EXTRAS. 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 SaturUay.