100 Years Ago: Coal Offer by Schuster Coal Company

The Intelligencer August 14, 1918 (pages 1, 6)

“Two Thousand Tons of Coal Available For Small Consumers. The offer of the Schuster Coal Co. of Belleville to furnish the city with two thousand tons of coal to be sold only to small consumers at a price to be fixed by Dominion Fuel Controller Magrath, was discussed at the Board of Trade meeting last evening. …

Ex-Mayor Panter said that this matter should be immediately acted upon and could not afford to be laid over until the September meeting. He moved, seconded by Mr. John Elliott, that the Coal Committee acting in conjunction with the City Council take immediate action on the offer of the Schuster Co. The motion carried without dissent.”