The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, August 02, 1902, Page 7, Image 7

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The Courier
Published Every Saturday
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claai matter.
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Watcb It Climb
Outlined for hard coal during the
coming months is a program of acro
batics. The performance has already
begun. In Lincoln the price has leaped
one hundred cents in a brief time and
with a hop skip and jump it may break
all records long ere cold weather sets
A few short weeks ago the price was
$9.50 a ton. That was the price all the
past winter. To see It sustained dur
ing hot weather was a sight to dream
about, but to see it take an upward
turn to $10.50 right In the midst of in
creasing hot weather was a nightmare.
But It has done this and there is where
it stands at the present moment unless
it has rocketed again since the last
breath. No telling what it may do any
So much for Lincoln. In Omaha the
price remains at $10 where it was
quoted some time ago. But a very few
weeks will mark a rise. It will not
take a downward shoot for many
months. One reason why It is higher
in Lincoln than In Omaha now Is that
it costs fifteen cents extra to bring a
ton of it on to Lincoln. Philadelphia
papers are predicting that the price
there will wing its way to $25 before
the cold weather is much advanced.
Heretofore It has not been much If any
over $5. Think of $25 practically In the
heart of the anthracite region! And
if it reaches that price there what will
it be in Lincoln?
An Immense amount of coal Is con
sumed annually In Lincoln. Best esti
mates in round numbers are that 1,000
cars of hard coal, or 20,000 tons, are
burned in a year, with 5,000 cars of
soft coal, or 100,000 tons. It all passes
through the hands of twenty-three coal
firms. These figures are exclusive of
the railroad consumption and that of
the Traction company, which burns
thirty tons a day to keep its cars in
Of all this yearly amount of hard
coal it is figured that not over a hun
dred carloads are now In town. And
that is the supply which must fight
back the Klondike drafts which will
approach at the close of the Ice man's
It Is a great chance for the dealers
here to swell their bank accounts. Not
all of them are well stocked with the
coal, however, and the chances are that
they will be unable to ship in any for
many months. One dealer says there
would not be an available supply be
fore January If the strike were to end
today. He says for the Lincoln fra
ternity, however, that there exists no
disposition to loot, even with' a legiti
mate chance. What coal they have on
hand they received at ordinary whole
sale rates and they will not seek to
make 100 per cent. It is a foregone
conclusion that only among the very
well-to-do will hard coal be used here
this winter. A great many people Intend
to be stubborn about it. Though they
could afford hard coal at most any
price they say they will not allow
themselves to be pillaged even lightly
on the strength of labor troubles. In
stead they will feed their furnaces with
soft coal. A great many of those who
have base burners will leave them in
storage and Invest In soft coal heat
ers. Soft coal conditions warrant no
alarm. Prices have remained steady
and are not threatened. Dealers do not
expect them to rise ad thus the way
to this refuge from freezing will not
be blocked with stupendous figures.
The stock on hand Is plentiful and
enough more Is available.
Western hard coal can be depended
on to but a very little extent This
product Is not sufficient materially to
affect prices. From Pennsylvania tte
major part of the country's consump
tion originates. The anthracite coal
fields are comprised in eight counties
in the eastern part of the state and
here is mined tve anthracite burned o
only In Pennsylvania, but in practical
ly the whole of the United States. Com
mercially these fields are divided into
three general divisions known as the
Wyoming, Lehigh and Schuylkill re"
glons. The product, though in many
respects Identical, varies considerably
in character and quality, ranging from
the heavy and hard coals of the Le
high region to the lighter and more
free burning varieties of the Shamokln
and Lyklns Valley district, all having
special merits and economic values for
the different uses to which they are as
signed. As a rule the coals of the dif
ferent regions are harder and of great
er specific gravity at or near their east
ern limits, and gradually decrease In
density and specific gravity as they ap
proach the western outcrop of the
It was In 1820 that the Pennsylvania
anthracite Industry began. The first
year's shipments totaled 365 tons. Now
the amount Is over 40,000,000, figuring
the tons at 2210 pounds each. In 1SJ2
the shipments first touched the million
mark, the figures being 1.10S.412. In
1S64 the second figure In millions was
reached with shipments of 10,177,475
tons. The thirty million mark was
touched and exceeded in 1S83, when the
shipments were 31,793.027. In 1S91 the
figures were 40,448,336. In 1901 they were
53.5CS.C01. The total since the beginning
in 1820 up to the present year has been
1.225.5S1.249. Of the product of 1901 the
percentage consumed In Pennsylvania.
New York and New Jersey was 65.25:
In the New England states 15; in the
western states 11.96: in the southern
states 4.0 on the Pacific coast .04; In the
o Dominion of Canada 3:61: at foreign
ports .14, completing the 100 per cent.
The number of tons burned in the
western states was 6,408,232, represent
ing 11.96 per cent of the year's total
shipments of 53.568,601 tons, all from
During the year 1901 the roll of the
mines in the Pennsylvania anthraclfe
fields numbered 150,437 men. The aver
age price per ton of 2,000 pounds at th
r-i-es was $1.83.
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The Annual Clearing Sale
The semi-annual event every shrewd buyer awaits. The money saving sale of the summer season.
The unalterable policy of this house to carry no goods from one season to another forces every
I department manager to close out every vestige of summer merchandise. No matter
what the cost; no matter what the loss. All Hot Weather Goods must go.
Commencing Monday Morning, August 4, at 8 o'clock
Our Entire Wash Goods Stock
Priced at such figures that will insure their absolute final disposition within the
next two or three days. Bead these Remarkable Offers.
20c Wash
Goods for 5c
Ever' yard of Wash Goods in our stock, up to
9 yards in length, including all the choice
light and dark colored Dimities, Batistes,
etc., that sold to 20c a yard,
On sale Monday, July 28th, at, per yard,
35c Wash
Goods for 1 oc
$ i . 00 Wash
Goods for 15c
At this price we are going to sell all the fine
Wash Goods that have sold previously to
35c a yard, all the dainty fabrics so desira
ble for summer wear. Better select a dress
for next season. Final closing price, yard,
At 15c a yard you can have your choice of any
piece of Wash Goods in the house, includ
ing fine Silk Tissues, Silk Ginghams, Em
broidered Swisses, Linen Etamines, for
shirt waists, suits, etc., absolutely the great
est bargains we have ever offered ; all the
fine fabrics worth to $1.00 a yard,
At the final closing price of, per yard, .
15c i