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.. MCHMONB -FAIXABHJM TH AND SUN-TELEGRAM. SINGLE COPT, 8 CENTS. V VOI. XXXIV. NO. 319. RICHMOND, IND., FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTE3IBER 24, 1909. MM COAL T1W State That Prices Are Higher in This City Than They Arc in Centerville, New Paris, Greensfork and Cambridge City, Because the Expenses Are Heavier, But the Dealers in These Towns State That, by Reason of the Freight .rates, There Is Practically No Difference in Expenses. COAL PRICES HOW TO LOCAL PEOPLE Palladium Makes Investiga tion and Finds That Small Town Dealers Are Selling Cheapest Coal. DEALERS IN THE CITY OFFER EXPLANATION Agitation Among Many Labor ing. Men to Club Together For the Purpose of Securing Cheaper Fuel. la order to prevent cut throat meth ods among themselves, the coal deal ers of the city, with probably one ex ception, have a business combination. As a result, local dealers are selling .their different grades of coal higher than the dealers In Cambridge City, Greensfork, Centerville and New Par Is. Local dealers claim they have to sell at a higher price because their ex penses . are higher. Dealers in the small towns above mentioned say they eee no reason why the coal should be higher as they have to pay a higher freight rate which should equalize the expenses. 'cr..u...v;, .-. '; ;:i,...::,.,v....- Attentioh to the subject was called by a city official who is a member of council. He has Just laid in his sup ply of coal for the winter, having pur chased It from a local dealer. He laid In a supply of both soft and hard coal. After the coal had been delivered, his attention to the fact that he might have saved considerable money, was called by a neighbor. Investigation la Made. An investigation of the price of coals In this city and in the above mentioned Bmall towns, was made by the Palladi um today. The price list of the coal sold by the dealers at Greensfork, New Paris and Centerville, showed that in every instance) the price for tHe dif ferent grades was cheaper than for the same grades sold here. The dealer at Cambridge City had prices which con formed almost entirely to prices pre vailing here for the soft coals. Hla anthracite coal, however, was cheaper, It has been intimated in a number of places in the city, where laboring men congregate, that it would be a wise business proposition for them to club together and purchase coal from . outside sources. ' So far, the outside dealers have not sold any coal to local consumers, or at least they would not admit that they have. . In order to give the public an Idea as to the prevailing prices of coal, both hard and soft coal, sold by different dealers of this city, and the surround ing small towns, the following price list of coal per ton, of dealers are giv en: Price List Comparison. Mather Bros., North F street 'Hard coal. $7.50; Pocahontas. $4.25; Wini fred, f 4.00; Jackson, $5.00; and Ten nessee lump, $4.75. v United Coal Company, office, Main ;treet Hard coal. $7.00; West Vlrgin jla lump. $4.00; Egg, $3.75; Kentucky, .$4.. V and Pocahontas, $4.25. Hackman and Klefoth, South Q reet Hard coal, $7.50; West Virgin la, $4.00; Kentucky, $4.50; Winifred, '4.00; Pocahontas. $3.25; Tennessee, $4.75 and Yellow Jacket, $4.50. Roth and Co., Cambridge City Hard coal. $7.25; Pocahontas. 4.00; Hock ing Valley, $4.00; West Virginia, $4.25: Raymond, $4.00 and Jackson, $5.00. Mills and King. New Paris Hard coal. $7.00; Winifred, $3.85; Pocahon tas. $4.00; Hocking Valley. $3.50; West Virginia, $3.50. Dunbar Bros., Centerville Hard coal $7.00: Pocahontas and egg lump, $4.00; Winifred $3.75; West Virginia, $4.00; Jackson, $475; Hocking Valley, $3.50. EL L. Ktnxle. Greensfork-Hard coal, 06.90; Pocahontas, $4.00; Lnhrig. $3.75. It may be seen on comparison, that In nearly every Instance the local deal ers are higher, with the possible ex ception, of the Cambridge City firm. Admit an Organization. The price list of the remainder of the local coal dealers was not obtained because it would virtually be a repeti tion. The different local dealers ad mitted that they had an organization land meet at the offices of the Hack-tman-Klefoth Coal company. South G street, at regular intervals. The prices at wnicn tne Hacaman-iuexota 1 1 SERIOUS PROBLEM KMffiS MfflTT other dealers who are in the organiza tion to prevent cut throat methods. In fairness to the dealers, who admit they have .an organization, their rea sons for higher prices than prevail elsewhere, are given. The dealers claim that It costs approximately fif teen cents a ton to unload a car of coal. Further more, their shipments of coal are very large and it is often impossible to unload upon the car's ar rival, with the result that $1 per day track demurrage is charged by the rail road companies. The expense of labor to the companies is also larger in pro portion than it is to the dealers in the email towns, they state. The Bmall town dealers, however, state that when the total expense to them is taken In consideration, the cost per ton is approximately the same as it is to the local dealers. It is ad mitted by the dealers in the small towns that farmers often haul away ihe coal from the car, but the prices above given, are those charged to the consumer when the coal is delivered. What Freight Rates Are. The freight rates to the dealers of Cambridge City, Greensfork and Cen terville, are higher than to local deal ers, ranging from five, to fifteen cents according to the distance away from the mine. Local dealers endeavor to make a profit of one dollar a ton according to a local dealer. Outside dealers claim they operate their business on the same principal of profit. 1 The Independent company of this city says it can sell Its hard coal cheaper because it is not affiliated in the organization. One of the offi cials of the company said that the oth-j er local dealers had an understanding although probably not in an actual combine. This official claimed that the company purchased its hard coal of an independent mine and could thereby sell it cheaper. Other dealers Jumped on this state ment with both feet They said that they handled the same kind of - hard coaU but sold It only, for range pur poses. They claim the grade of hard coal sold at $7 a ton can be crushed in, the hand, and is known as a semi anthracite. Genuine anthracite can not be broken in such a manner, they claim. . - - COMMANDER PEARY TO RESIGN S Explorer Will Leave the Navy To Become a Platform Lecturer. WILL SUPPLY HIS DATA COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY BUREAU CHIEF SAYS NAVAL OF FICER WAS NOT ASKED TO FIND NORTH POLE. (American Newj Service) Washington, Sept. 24. Commander Robt B. Peary will resign from the United States navy and spend the re mainder of his days lecturing and writing,- according to fcis friends in naval and scientific circles in Washington. He will arrive in Washington within the next two months, and place all his north pole data in the hands of the superintendent of the coast and geo detic survey. Th's done, he will re turn to the navy a a civil engineer, and tender bis resignation. Comman der Peary, according to Frank W. Per kins, acting superintendent of the coast and geodetic survey, was not asked to find the'rorth pole, and has not made any report to the survey re garding his discovery, although for the past three years he has been under that branch of the government ser vice. GENE MUCH OPPOSED Gene McMahan, a well known young man. is very much exercised over the attitude the ministers of the city have taken toward the calling out of the names of the Sunday papers by the "newsies-. As is well known, Gene makes his living by selling papers and derives a good profit, especially from the Sunday papers. He also has the Interest of the trade at heart and will moat strenuously oppose any unfavora ble action on the part of the ministers toward Sunday, papers. THE WEATHER. INDIANA Warmer Saturday; light, DON PREPARE PROGRAM FOR CELEBRATION Local Friends Next Week to Observe Centennial of First Meeting. WILL LAST ENTIRE WEEK LARGE NUMBER OF GOOD SPEAK ERS HAVE BEEN SECURED TO MAKE ADDRESSES AT MEET INGS TO BE HELD. The program for the centennial an niversary of the local establishment of Monthly meetings by Indiana Friends, vhlch will be celebrated at the Njorth A Street Friends' church, September 2J-Oct. 2, has just been announced and includes many interesting features, The program for the opening day of the celebration, next Sunday, is prin cipally religious. During the week, however, there will be a number of business sessions and interesting ad dresses, by Prof. Harlow Lindley, of Earlham College, Dr. Jesse H. Homes of Swarthmore College. Philadelphia; President R. L. Kelly, Prof. W. N. Trueblood and Prof. Elbert Russell, all of Earlham College, and Dr. Rufus M. Jones, editor of the American Friend, and the Hon. William Dudley Foulke. The first Monthly meeting of the pi oneer Friends to this county was held Sept 30, 1809. It is expected that a large number of Hicksite and Ortho dox Friends, the two branches which developed as a result of a division, will attend the daily services. The program in full to be rendered at the celebration, is as follows: Sunday. First Day School, 9:15 a. m. Topic Christ Rejected. .Meeting for worhip,JQjQQ..a. m. - s Meeting for worship, 330O p. m. Evening Meeting, 7:30. Topic, Unity of Spirit; community of Interest; diversity of views. President Elli ott's address. Monday. Indiana Yearly Meeting of Friends. Devotional Meeting, 9;30. Meetings for business, 10:00 a. m, 2 p. m. First Day School association, 7:30 p. m. , Tuesday. Devotional meeting, 9:30 a. m. Meetings for business, 10:00 a. m., 2 p. m. . . .. Wednesday. Meeting for worship, 10:00 a. m. ' First Day School association, 2 p. m. Thursday. Devotional meeting, 9:30 a. m. Meeting for business, 10:00 a. m. Opening of Centennial services, 8:00 p. m. Address , of Welcome by Win. Dudley Fouke. Reception. Exhibit of relics. Friday. Pioneer, members of Whitewater Monthly Meeting, Ell Jay. Pioneer Life, 100 years ago, Prof. Harlow Lindley. 1:30 p. m. History of Whitewater Monthly Meeting, held at East Main street. History of Whitewater Month ly Meeting, held at North A street. 7:30 p. m Contributions of Quaker ism to Modern Civilization Dr. Jesse H. Holmes, Swarthmore College. Saturday. " Influence of Quakerism on Educa tion Pres. Robert L. Kelly, Earlham College. V Equal Responsibilities and Privileges for Women Mary F. Morrisson. Poem Prof. Wm. N. Trueblood. 1:30 p. m. Ancient Customs of Friends Elmlra Wilson and Miriam McDivitt Elements of Strength in a Friends Business Meeting Wilson S. Doan. Gatlook for Friends Prof. Elbert Russell. 7:30 p. m. Address Dr. Rufus M. Jones, editor American Friend. To any and all of these services a cordial welcome Is extended " to the citizens generally. LaVergue F. Gard ner, of Poughkeepsie, N., T. a minis ter of New York Yearly . Meeting of Friends, Is to be present Brief bio graphical sketches will be a feature of the centennial. MIIIS BE 1HCAII . Antonio Ferranti, an Italian, has signified his Intention of becoming an American citizen, having filed his ap plication with Harry E. Penny, county clerk. His application for citizenship papers will be inspected by Judge Fox of the circuit court, JanuaSry 3. The subscribing witnesses to the applica tion are Charles E. Potter, James Con- niff and Harry Pritchard. - Ferranti Is the tint Italian to file application for citizenship tills summer, and. If they are approved, will give him the privi lege of voting t the republican coun ty primary, next February. He came m asaw m s sssi sbsbbbbi bssbbbbbs' a m bsbbbbbbbm ai awasaai mism j I r-: r-x . . j l! w i v- -V -' vfwV k -fV--u " 'vii'lS TENTH REGIMENT WILL BE FEATURE OF THE FESTIVAL Col. Green, Commanding, Says That a Detachment of Two Hundred Men Will Be Sent To Quaker City. NEWSBOYS' BAND WAS SECURED YESTERDAY Proposition Presented for Ex hibiting Carnival Company In the North End During the Fall Festival. William N. Pollard, representing a carnival company at Cincinnati was present at the meeting and submitted & contract for the showing of the car nival in the North End during the fes tival. - The matter was taken under advisement and a special committee, consisting of Charles Morgan, Edward Harris and John Perkins will meet to night with Mr. Game, chairman of the North End Business Men's club, and Mir. Pollard, for the purpose of com In;; to an understanding in the matter, and with theview of considering the advisability of securing the attraction for that section of the city. , A row of seats placed in a three-tier bank will be placed, probably alons both sides of North Tenth street from Main to A in a position so that thoWe standing behind can easily see over persons seated on the benches. The seats can be built at very little expense and it was decided not to secure the seats from the Cincinnati firm, as was the original Intention. It was sug gested that the bleachers at the Athlet ic park could probably be used to ad vantage. Places of Exhibition. It was decided to plaee the grain and vegetable exhibit In the Pythian Tem ple, the dogs and chickens at the mar ket place on South Sixth and A streets, and the flower show in the rooms formerly occupied by the Ros enbloom, Buntin Company, between Eighth and Ninth on Main street. The Dayton and Western and the T. H. L & E. traction companies will ad vertise the festival extensively in aU towns and cities through which the lines pass. A representative of the bugle corps was before the meeting last evening roie uiscoverer anu nu wife ,r will lead the Industrial parade on Thursday and the fantastical parade on Friday night. The" corps only ask their expenses and the spirit shown by them towards helping things along -Is much appreciated by the executive committee. ? ) , . ? - v A Report Submitted. A report of their trip' to Indianapolis was made to the executive committee of the Fall festival last evening by P. J. Freeman and Edward Harris. Mr. Freeman stated that they visited . Ft. Harrison and conferred with Col. Green, commander of the Tenth regi ment, regarding the coming of the sol diers to this city during the festival. Col. Green stated that the soldiers could get off on a two day furlough any time and that they would arrive in Richmond on Thursday, . October 7, two hundred strong, to try out certain new equipments. Col. Green declared that all of the soldiers were very anx ious to come to this, city and at the mere mention of "Richmond," all of them were instant attention. Mr. Freeman stated that Col. Green paid a glowing tribute to Richmond, declar ing that this city was the most hospit able one he had ever visited. He was very enthusiastic over the prospect of again visiting the Quaker City. . Mr. Freeman and Mr. Harris also made arrangements while in Indianap olis, for the Newsboys Band to be pres ent during the last two days of the fes tival. This band Is composed of fifty pieces and Is an excellent organization. Final arrangements were also . made concerning the flight of Bumbaugh, the dirigible balloon man. during the fes tival. In case of bad weather the bal loon will be exhibited. ' To Send Delegation. J. W. Kern, of the Indianapolis Com mercial club, was seen and stated that a large delegation from the capital city were making arrangements to come to Richmond during festival week, prob ably Friday. . A letter was read from the Light, Heat and Power company at the meet received with applause from the com pany would furnish one-half of the cur rent and one half of the labor of wir ing for all the Illumination desirel during the festival. The letter wm received with applause fro mthe com mittee. - , . The Fall Festival has been granted full privilege of all the streets during the event for exhibits and other num erous attractions. JAPS ARE WELCOMED (American Kevi Service) Chicago, Sept. 24. Chicago is to day entertaining the delegation of Japanese, "the captains, of industry" visiting the United States on a busi ness inspection. The visitors spent the morning in an inspection of the packing plants. In the afternoon a trip to the Steel City, Gary. IndU Is planned. Sunday they win hear Dr. Gonsanfas preach on Christianity , In the Orient, and Monday night a ban quet will he held at the Congress ho All (IIIUSOAL CASE HAS BEEH FILED III COURT TODAY Action for the Support of Child First Case of the Kind in Indiana and Involves Fine Point of Law. PARENTS OF CHILD HAVE BEEN DIVORCED Allanw4 Th Ufhor. CU..kMJ " wwiich kAiiuwaiiu Of Woman Learned of Her UOnaitlOn He DiSPOSed Oil I All His Property. So far as records show, a fine point of law is involved in a suit filed in the Wayne Circuit court today, by Attor neys Bobbins and Robbins. that has never been raised in the state before. The suit was brought by Mary Hod son against her former husband, George W. Hod son, Daniel W. Mayer and Martha V. Mayer, of this city. The suit in question, is to provida for the maintenance and support of a child recently born to Mrs. Hodson and to1 have the deed of the property con veyed by George' W.' Hodson to Daniel J. and Martha V. Mayer, declared void. It is alleged in the complaint that the defendant George W. Hodson and the plaintiff. -Mary Hodson, were married in April, 1906. and separated In No vember. In the same year. A divorce was granted the couple a few months after, but at the time it is alleged Hn Hodson was in a pregnant state, al though neither she nor her husbanl were aware of that fact. , No alimony was therefore provided for the unborn child. Disposes of Property. It is asserted that shortly after the divorce had been granted. Hodson be came aware of the condition of his for mer wife and instituted alleged fraud ulent proceedings for the conveyance of all of his property to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel W. Mayer, who, it is charged, were aware of the fact that he was doing it to- escape payment for the maintenance of the child when born. After Hodson had disposed of his proo erty he married another woman. left the state and took up his residence in Michigan. In the meantime, the child, a girl, was horn on July 17 last, and Mrs. Hodson was forced to spend sev eral weeks at the Reid Memorial hos pital, where she Is now. Hodson re turned to this city today, and on learn- Ullini-L. IIIUIILIIUL OF FRIENDS WAS - SHOWH IN REPORT Statistics of the Indiana Year ly Meeting, Read This Morn ing, Were of Interest to the Members. , TREASURER'S REPORT QUITE SATISFACTORY At the Session Yesterday Aft ernoon Temperance Report Read, Showing That Ten Friends "Indulge." . The statistics of-the Indiana Yearly Meeting of Friends, the treasurers re port, the twenty-eighth annual report of the trustees of ludiana Yearly Meet ing, the appointment of committees and the reports of the Quarterly Meet ings of Friends occupied the attention of the Friends of the Indiana Yearly Meeting at the East Main Street Meet- lng house this morning. Daniel Lawrance the statistical sec retary, presented a report showing that during the past year there had been a gain of three hundred and six members to the Friends Meetings in Indiana. Last year the membership of the Indiana Meetings reached 20. 346. The figures for this year are 20.640. The report In part is as follows: Statistics Report. Additions by request 850. additions by letter 90. by certificate 373, general 128. total 1.478. Loss by death 412. disownment 50, resignation 45. miscel laneous 677, total loss 1.184. Making a gain of 294 members during the past year according to the figures, not al together correct, from the Quarterly Meetings. The report showed that there were 217 recorded ministers. One hundred1 and fifty-three were making prepara tions for the ministry In colleges. 255 men are teaching fn the Yearly Meet ing schools and colleges. Nine Quart erly Meetings showed an Increase In membership and eight Meetings show ed a loss. The report of ths treasurer showed that during the past year there had been donated to Indiana Yearly Meet ing of Friends and Earlham college 80 acres of land In Hancock county valu ed at ' $8,000. The treasurer recom mended that a committee be appoint ed to act In conjunction with Earlham college and sell the land and divide, the money. This the Yearly Meeting agreed to do. The receipts daring the past year reached $61,295.27, the . expenditures being the same. . Report of Trustees. The report of the Trustees of In diana Yearly Meeting of Friends rec ommended that since there had been no loss In the endowment fund of the Yearly Meeting, although such a thins; might happen, that a reserve fund should be established. - It Is proposed that 5 of the interest of the endow ment fund should be reinvested and placed as a reserve fund. Then In case of loss of aav amount from the end!nlfa theJr,Mfrt,n i wuuia nuL UTB 10 mufj an um MsssssV. When the action is taken It win - a a jl a AAA see a . . mean wax aooai sj,uuv wui ne invest ed each year ma a reserve fund. The Yearly Meetlmr acted favorably and expressed sympathy with the racom- mendstlon. The most important committee ap pointed during the morning sesskn was a committee to propose names for members to serve on the Yearly Meet ing Board of Foreign Missions, now working in conjunction with the Amer ican Board of Foreign Missions. One member was appointed from each Quarterly Meeting and the committee i composed of the following: Dublin. William Jefferles; Eastern. Theodore S. Maddock: Falrmoant, Daisy Barr; Marlon. William Small; New Garden, George W. Harvey; Spiceland. Jennie Unthank; Traverse City, Franklin Meredith; VaDdaHa, Mabel Vanese; Van Wert, Tennyson Lewis; Wabash. Mary Douglas; Walnut Ridge. Willi am P. Henley: West Branch, Frank Dooo las; Westfield. Id Parker; Whitewa ter. Allen D. Hole; Winchester, C 8. White; Paget Sound. Dorothy Lee, and Portland, Samuel Branson. Name Other Committees. ' The other committee appointed con sisted of the following Friends, who were to propose names to fill vacancies on the board of trustees of White's In stitute: John W. Pickett, James A. God da rd. Edward Timberlake, Cornelius Small and Caroline Bdgerton. The reports of the Quarterly Meet ings showed that an branches of the church work kere progressing satisfac torily, that the meetings for worship are well attended and interest in the spiritual welfare of the church was good. The report also recorded the ' admissions and deaths of the ministers In the several meetings. .Memorial services ; were held this morning and memorials for Francli W. Thomas. Cyrus W. Bodgtai and Theodore Candler were read, re credentials of John and Nettle Ri ley of Kansas were read. They have been attending the New York and vanahia winds. Marrfy 1S39. ma XContlnnen-aLftcss Certx.