Hemingray Glass Company

Manufacturers and Merchants Letter in Support of Proposed Cincinnati, Richmond and Muncie Railroad


Publication: The Muncie Daily Herald

Muncie, IN, United States


Among the large manufacturers and merchants read the list below:

To the Business Men and Citizens of Muncie:

We, the undersigned, view with alarm the rapid diminution of our natural gas supply and recognize that increased railroad facilities are Muncie's greatest need. Roads to the coal fields are absolutely necessary if Muncie shall retain its factories. The proposed Cincinnati, Richmond & Muncie railroad will, through it southern connections, lead to the coal fields of Ohio and West Virginia. We earnestly recommend that the appropriation asked by that railroad be voted to it on Thursday, May 10th:

Ball Bros. Glass M'fg. Co., F. C. Ball, pres.; J. C. Johnson, Jas. Boyce, Hemingray Glass Co., R. G. Hemingray, Pres.; C. H. Over, A. K. Smith, Palmer Steel & Iron Co., American Window Glass Co., No. 10, Whitely Malleable Casting Co., Republic Iron & Steel Co., C. Hanika & Sons, Architectural Iron Works, C. Hanika, pres.; Midland Steel company, J. R. Wick, sec.; J. H. Smith Co., W. M. Hamilton, secretary and treasurer; Port Glass Works, J. W. Port, Prest.; Muncie Pulp Co., by H. Blackman, Prest.; J. I. Humphreys of Muncie Glass Works; Muncie Foundry & Machine Co., by W. C. Sampson, Sec'y; Henry J. Keller; Ontario Silver Co., by E. G. Clarke; Eugene Vatet; Glasscock Bros. Mfg. Co.; Wm. H. Oxtoby; W. R. Snyder; Meeks' Handle Works; Consumers' Paper Co., by R. E. Evans, Prest.; Magic Packing Co., by W. A. Sampson, Prest.; Geo. H. Rohr, Dry Goods of Rohr Bros. & Bath; Chas. B. Fudge.

Keywords:Hemingray : Fuel : Coal
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Researcher:Roger Lucas / Bob Stahr
Date completed:January 23, 2005 by: Glenn Drummond;