Publication: The Commoner and Glassworker
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Muncie's Fuel Supply.
The manufacturers of Muncie, Ind., have been assured and are satisfied that they will this winter be furnished with fuel as cheap as it can be obtained in any other city, says the Herald. If the gas pressure proves insufficient coal will be burned. It will be secured at the Southern Indiana coal fields.
A committee of 15 members of the Muncie Commercial Club went to Indianapolis last Tuesday for the purpose of conferring with the officials of the Big Four railroad relative to the shipping of coal to this city. Among the committee were several prominent manufacturers. Several manufacturers of Muncie, irrespective of the committee, were also present.
The committee was referred to the superintendent of freight. Figures were made and the exact cost of purchasing and shipping coal to this city was determined. The figures will not be made public, but it will suffice to say that with them members of the committee and manufacturers were greatly pleased. Said a member of the committee, "The cheapness of purchasing and shipping coal greatly and agreeably surprised me, as I believe it did all the other members of the committee. The manufacturers were also fully satisfied with the result of the conference."