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EASTERN COAL TRADE
RAILROADS IN ABSOLUTE CON TROL- -I'hey Charga Forty Per Cent, of Value of Coal for Hauling It to Market Price* Fluctuate*. Hazleton, l’;u, Sept. 11).—There lihh t*eeu practically no change in the scale *f wanes or in the methods of manage ment in the anthracite coal regions for nearly thirty years. Every l»ody ad mits that the whole system is awk ward and antiquated, and hopes that iln* present disturbance tuny result it) such changes and reforms as will bring it iif» t«» date. To tills fact can !*■ traced most of the friction between 'lie operators and their employes, and ilie relations between tin? operators are b.v no means harmonious. There is an •Iterators' association, although tiie mom Iters usually eonsider it necessary to deny its existence, probably because they fear their oiteratives will use the fact as a just ideation for Joining the United Mine Workers or some other or ganization of their own. Nevertheless It lias its hi*ndqunrtcrs at 2d Cortlandl street, New York, where the name of li«* association is painted upon the door. It wjis originally organized, as it is now maintained, to tight the rail way companies. The latter do not 1 belong to the association. The otticlnls pretend to know very little about it, aml speak of it in a contemptuous manner. 'L'lie railway companies absolutely control the coal trade. They regulate | prices and production, and are rapidly | securing ownership of the mines and undeveloped territory. They are eight ii number, as follows: The Heading, Coal Company. Delaware & Hudson, 10lie, Ontario & Western, I’ennsylvan'ai (juckuwauim & Western, Ivehigh Val ley and Jersey Central. Although the railrouds claim that they have no i>ool, or trust, or agreement, or combination of any kind, they up|H>ar to have an understanding ami work together witli , l*erfect harmony. They share the traf fic in proper proixu'tious and charge the same rates, which are forty per cent, of the selling price of their car goes at the place of destination. The maximum haul is 150 miles or therea- | (nmiih. That is, when coal is selling For $5 a ton the railway company that hauls it ISO miles gets *2 and tbe pro ducer gets $2. The producer claims >hat this is an unfair aud excessive charge, but is com|H*lled to pay it or he cannot get his coal to market. Therefore, nearly all the producers sell ‘heir coal to the railway companies at die mouths of the miues aud tukc no further trouble ulsmt it. Then; are some exceptions, however. The price of anthracite coal is ilxed by the railroad companies aud the luctuatious are frequent and irregu lar, for which there seems to be no ra tional excuse. It costs just the same to mlue coal one day as it does unother aud tbe truns|»ortatiou charges have not varied for a quarter of a century— they are always forty i»er cent, of Its value—and the production ami con sumption have increased steadily at the rate of one |>er ceuL a year for the Inst ten years, so that one would think that the value of coal would be as uni form as the value of gold, hut during the last five years the price at tin; mines has fluctuated between $1.51 per ton, the minimum, and $2.01. the maximum. The average wholesale price of all iho different grades of anthracite coal ;it New York during the last niuc years has been as follows: istii. $2.48; 1802, $3.07; 18!>3. $3.70; 1804. $3.32: 1806, $2.07; 1800. $3.32: 1807. $3.43; 1898. $3.34; 1800, $3.32. These prices were arbitrary and were iixed by agreement among the railway •-ompanioH, and 'there is no rational ex planation for the extraordinary varia tions. A SCHOOL ON SHIP. A Good PUin for a I’roparatory Count for Naval Officer*. Lieutenant Charles 11. Harlow, our of the brightest ollicers in the Ameri can navy, who was special commission er to Chile and Bolivia for die World’s rkrimubian Exposition and has spent n good part of his term of service as instructor at tiie naval academy ami ou the sehoolships Alliance and Essex, has developed a novel scheme for the education of l*oys and their preparation for the United States naval or military academies and other institutions of learning, and at the same time to give them In broad experience and knowl edge of the world aiul its affairs which can be acquired only by extensive ami intelligent travel. He proposes to equip a steel vessel of 2,000 tons with both steam and sail power, and every comfort, convenience and improvement known to modern shipbuilding, and make it a cruising school with a chaplain, a surgeon, who will be a specialist in physical culture, and a corps of instructors in the va rious brandies of learning. A complete course will cover a period of four years and include a visit to every country in the world. A new class will be entered each September; tiie term will extend from Septemer 15th to June loth, dur ing which time there will be Instruc tion of some sort every day. Tiie cruises will Ik* so arranged that the ship will avoid stormy regions and be in perpetual sunny weather. While in port the cadets will visit, all places of interest in charge of the professors, and each country and place will be the subject of study and lec tures in addition to the regular course of study, which will 1m; similar to those followed in the high schools and pre paratory schools of the country. The cadets will he organized similarly to those at the naval academy, with the same discipline aud drill. Wlrelru Telegraphy. M. Ciciriiii litis iksMdtsi to oxiHtrinieDt with Ill's repenting system of wireless telegraphy between Brussels an<l Ant werp. With Ills apparatus he says he eiin send a disimteh around the world in one hour, lie further states that his telegraphic system lietween New York and liondon would only cost £20,000 ($l)7.<K!O), whereas a cable costs many millions. The experiment will be made with a repeater at Malines, which is half-way between Antwerp and Brus sels. Two CaimlN Binding Atlantic. 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