Publication: The Muncie Daily Herald
Muncie, IN, United States
Sent From This City by an Unreliable Correspondent
An extensive article appeared in the Cincinnati Enquirer of yesterday stating that gas was failing in this city and that the Messers. Hemingray were contemplating the removal of their glass factory to Newport in the near future. The special was from the Muncie correspondent who is either wholly unreliable or easily "worked" as the statement was erroneous from the beginning and was based upon imagination entirely. Mr. Hemingray was justly indignant when interviewed this morning and presented the following message from his brother which clearly exposes the writer's reliability:
Covington, Ky., Dec 19, 1897.
Dear Ralph: - I suppose you saw the "pipe" story in Sunday's Enquirer about our returning to Covington. I know no more about it than you do. Have not seen Mr. Riley since he went with the Enquirer. Chief of police Pugh told me this morning that Mayor Rhinock knew nothing of it. Can't imagine why Mr. Riley wrote such stuff. Yours,
Below is Mr. Hemingray's statement:
I saw in yesterday's Enquirer the account of our contemplated removal from Muncie and will say I was as much astonished as any one when I read the article. The publication in the metropolitan journals throughout the country of the failure of gas, owing to the agitation of the question arising from the enormous waste of the gas caused by the drilling of oil wells, has caused numerous inquiries as to what the manufacturers would do should gas fail entirely. Doubtless our Covington friends with others have seen these articles, and have the erroneous impression that we are now suffering from a shortage of gas, while the fact is we have an ample supply and hope to have for some years to come. It is of course gratifying to know we are missed from our old home but we have no idea of leaving Muncie.
RALPH C. HEMINGRAY.
|Researcher:||Roger Lucas / Bob Stahr|
|Date completed:||April 12, 2011 by: Deb Reed Fowler;|