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Administrator and of subsequent Executive Orders and in furtherance of said Orders and of said Act of Congress approved August 10, 1917, having after due consideration from time to time revised some or all of the prices fixed in said Executive Order of the President, dated 21 August, 1917, and having also fixed the prices for bituminous coal f. o. b. mines in certain coal-producing districts for which prices were not fixed in said last mentioned Executive Order,

The United States Fuel Administrator, acting under authority of said Executive Order of the President, dated 23 August, 1917, appointing said Administrator and of subsequent Executive Orders and in furtherance of said Orders and of the Act of Congress therein referred to and approved August 10, 1917,

Hereby orders and directs that all prices for bituminous coal f. o. b. mines in the coal-producing districts throughout the United States fixed by the said Executive Order of the President, dated 21 August, 1917, and subsequent Orders of the United States Fuel Administrator and in effect at 7 a. m., on the 25th day of May, 1918, shall be and the same hereby are reduced as to all shipments made after 7' a. m., on the 25th day of May, 1918, by the sum of ten cents for each net ton of 2,000 pounds.

This Order shall in no way affect the increase contained in the Executive Order of the President, dated 27 October, 1917, adding the sum of forty-five cents to the prices fixed for bituminous coal under the terms and provisions set forth in said last mentioned Order.

H. A. GARFIELD,

United States Fuel Administrator. Order of the United States Fuel Administrator of July 3, 1918, Effective July 5, 1918,

Fixing the Price of Modified Mine Run Coal.

The President of the United States having by Executive Order dated 21 August, 1917, fixed the prices at which bituminous coal produced in the United States should be sold after that date, and said order not having specifically fixed the price at which that kind of bituminous coal known as "modified mine run" coal, which is run of the mine from which a certain portion of lump has been screened, should be sold, and it being desirable that prices of such “modified mine run” bituminous coal should be fixed,

The United States Fuel Administrator, acting under authority of an Executive Order of the President of the United States dated 23 August, 1917, appointing said Administrator, and of subsequent Executive Orders and in furtherance of the purpose of said orders and of the Act of Congress therein referred to and approved August 10, 1917,

Hereby makes and establishes the following regulation effective July 5, 1918, until further or other order and subject to modification hereafter from time to time and at

any time

REGULATION FIXING THE PRICE OF MODIFIED MINE RUN COAL. The prices of "modified mine run” coal shipped on and after the effective date of this regulation are hereby fixed f. o. b. cars at the mine per net ton, at not to exceed the applicable government mine prices for screenings at the mine where such "modified mine run” coal is produced plus the following percentages of the margin or difference between the applicable government mine prices for mine run and screenings at such mines, viz:

Run of mine passed through 2-inch openings, 40% of such margin.
Run of mine passed through 3-inch openings, 75% of such margin.
Run of mine passed through 4-inch openings, 90% of such margin.
Run of mine passed through 5-inch openings, 95% of such margin.

Run of mine passed through 6-inch or larger openings shall take the applicable government price for run of mine.

H. A. GARFIELD,

United States Fuel Administrator. WASHINGTON, D. C., July 3, 1918.

Regulation of the United States Fuel Administrator of July 31, 1918, Effective Aug. 1,

1918, Fixing the Prices of Sized Screenings.

The United States Fuel Administrator having by a Regulation promulgated May 27, 1918, and contained in Publication No. 25, defined the term “black or screenings” and “prepared sizes” as used in the Executive Order of the President dated August 21, 1917, and in the Orders of the United States Fuel Administrator fixing the prices for bituminous coal, and it having been provided in Section 4 of such Regulation that the United States Fuel Administrator upon application from producers and consumers in any district might establish prices for any special sizes different from those defined in said Regulation, or for any mixture of sizes required for the proper distribution of coal from such district, and application having been made from producers and consumers in various districts of the United States for the establishment of prices for special sizes of bituminous coal passing over one-half inch or larger mesh and over one-quarter inch and under one-half inch mesh, and it having been determined by said United States Fuel Administrator that the establishment of prices for such special sizes and for the resultant screenings whether sold separately or mixed with other coal is required for the proper distribution of coal throughout the various districts of the United States,

The United States Fuel Administrator, acting under authority of an Executive Order of the President of the United States dated 23 August, 1917, appointing said Administrator, and of subsequent Executive Orders and in furtherance of the purpose of said orders and of the act of Congress therein referred to and approved August 10, 1917,

Hereby makes and establishes the following regulation effective August 1, 1918, until further or other order and subject to modification hereafter from time to time and at any time,

REGULATION FIXING THE PRICES OP SIZED SCREENINGS.

The prices of sized screenings shipped on and after the effective date of this regulation are hereby fixed f. o. b. cars at the mine per net ton as follows:

1. For all special sizes passing over a mesh over one-half inch in size, the applicable Government mine price for prepared coal at the mine where such screenings are produced.

2. For all special sizes passing over a mesh over one-quarter inch and under onehalf inch in size, the applicable Government mine price for run of mine coal at the mine where such special sizes are produced.

3. For all fine sizes from sized coal passing through a mesh one-half inch or smaller in size, the applicable Government mine price for standard screenings at the mine where such fine screenings are produced, less 30€ per net ton.

4. If fine screenings or “carbon” passing through one-half inch or smaller mesh as the result of producing special sized screenings are mixed with other coal, whether the same be mine run, prepared or standard screenings, the selling price of the mixture shall not exceed the applicable Government mine price for standard screenings at the mine where such mixture is produced, less 30€ per net ton.

H. A. GARFIELD,

United States Fuel Administrator. WASHINGTON, D. C., July 31, 1918.

TITLE II.

MINE PRICES OF ANTHRACITE COAL.

Section 1.-Orders Specifically Fixing Prices of Anthracite Coal at the

Mine.

Executive order of the President of the United States of Aug. 23, 1917, Effective Sept. 1, 1917, Issued as Publication No. 8 of the United States Fuel Administration, Fixing Prices for Anthracite Coal at the Mine.' The following regulations shall apply to the intrastate, interstate, and foreign commerce of the United States, and the prices and margins referred to herein shall be in force pending further investigation or determination thereof by the President.

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4. Effective September 1, 1917, the maximum prices per ton of 2,240 pounds free on board cars at the mines for the grades and sizes of anthracite coal hereinafter specified shall not exceed the prices indicated in paragraph 5 when such coal is produced and sold by the Philadelphia & Reading Coal & Iron Co., Lehigh Coal & Navigation Co., Lehigh & Wilkes-Barre Coal Co., Hudson Coal Co., Delaware & Hudson Co., Scranton Coal Co., Lehigh Valley Coal Co., Coxe Bros. & Co., Pennsylvania Coal Co., Hillside Coal & Iron Co., Delaware Lackawanna & Western Railroad Co., Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Coal Co., Susquehanna Coal Co., Susquehanna Collieries Co., Lytle Coal Co., or the M. A. Hanna Coal Co.

5. The grades and sizes for which the maximum prices are specified are as follows: White ash anthracite coal of the grade that between January 1, 1915, and January 1, 1917, was uniformly sold and recognized in the coal trade as coal of White ash grade; Red ash anthracite coal of the grade that between January 1, 1915, and January 1, 1917, was uniformly sold and recognized in the trade as coal of Red ash grade; and Lykens Valley anthracite coal that is mined exclusively from the Lykens Valley seams and of the grade that between January 1, 1915, and January 1, 1917, was uniformly sold and recognized in the coal trade as coal of Lykens Valley grade. White-ash grade: Broken.

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4. 45 Stove..

4. 70 Chestnut.

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4.00 Red-ash grade:

4. 75 Egg..

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4. 90 Chestnut.

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4. 10
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5. 30 Chestnut

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6. Producers of anthracite coal who are not specified in paragraph 4 shall not sell the various grades and sizes of anthracite coal at prices that exceed by more than 75 cents per ton of 2,240 pounds free on board cars at the mines the prices enumerated in paragraph 5: Provided, That any producer of anthracite coal who incurs the exexpense of rescreening it at Atlantic or Lake ports for transshipment by water may increase the price thereof by not more than 5 cents per ton of 2,240 pounds.

7. Producers of anthracite coal specified in paragraph 4 of these regulations shall not sell anthracite coal to producers of anthracite coal not specified in paragraph 4.

8. Dealers and selling agents shall not sell coal produced by the producers included in paragraph 4 on the basis of the prices fixed at the mine for coal produced by producers not specified in said paragraph.

WOODROW WILSON. THE WHITE HOUSE, August 23, 1917.

Order of the United States Fuel Administrator of Oct. 1, 1917, Effective 7 a. m., Oct. 1,

1917, Issued as Publication No. 4, of the United States Fuel Administration, Fixing Prices at the Mine for Pennsylvania Anthracite Pea Coal.

To all persons, firms, and corporations engaged in the mining and production of coal

in the State of Pennsylvania:

The President of the United States having heretofore, on or about the 23d day of August, 1917, by virtue of the provisions of an act of Congress approved August 10, 1917, entitled "An act to provide further for the national security and defense by encouraging the production, conserving the supply, and controlling the distribution of food products and fuel, ” ordered and directed that the maximum prices which should not be exceeded in the sale of Pennsylvania anthracite pea coal should be as follows, to wit: White ash pea coal, $4 per ton; red ash pea coal, $4.10 per ton; and Lykens Valley, $4.35 per ton, when sold by certain producers specified in paragraph 4 of the President's proclamation of August 23, 1917, and that when sold by any other producers the maximum price should not exceed by more than 75 cents the prices mentioned above;

Now, by direction of the President of the United States, the Fuel Administrator hereby orders and directs that, until further order in the premises, the above-mentioned maximum prices for Pennsylvania anthracite pea coal be, and the same hereby are, modified and reduced, pending further investigation, to the following maximum prices: White ash pea coal, $3.40 per ton; red ash pea coal, $3.50 per ton; and Lykens Valley, $3.75 per ton; which said prices are to be observed by the producers specified in paragraph 4 of the President's proclamation of August 23, 1917.

And it is further ordered that all other producers shall sell Pennsylvania anthracite pea coal at maximum prices not to exceed the above-mentioned maximum prices by more than 75 cents per ton of 2,240 pounds. These prices shall become effective at 7 a. m., October 1, 1917.

H. A. GARFIELD,

Fuel Administrator. WASHINGTON, D. C., 1 October, 1917.

Order of H. C. Couch, Federal Fuel Administrator for Arkansas, of Jan. 1, 1918, Effective

ņ a. M., Jan. 5, 1918, Fixing Prices at the Mine for Anthracite Coal Mined from the Bernice Mines, Russellville, Arkansas, and the Spadra Mines, Spadra, Arkansas.

The United States Fuel Administrator for Arkansas, by authority, and under the direction of the Fuel Administrator at Washington, hereby announces prices per ton free, on board cars, for Anthracite Coal at the Bernice Mines, Russellville, and Spadra Mines of Arkansas, as shown in the following schedule:

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These prices for prepared sizes are subject to a reduction of 90 cents for April; 75 cents for May; 60 cents for June; 45 cents for July; 30 cents for August and 15 cents for September

For buying and selling Anthracite Coal, Jobbers shall not add to above prices a gross margin in excess of 30 cents per ton.

H. C. Couch,

United States Fuel Administrator for Arkansas. JANUARY 1, 1918.

Order of the United States Fuel Administrator of May 13, 1918, Effective 7 a. m., May 15,

1918, Firing Prices at the Mine for Anthracite Coal Mined from the Bernice Mines,

Russellville, Arkansas, and the Spadra Mines, Spadra, Arkansas. To all persons, firms and corporations engaged in the mining and production of coal

in the State of Arkansas:

The United States Fuel Administrator for the State of Arkansas, one H. C. Couch; having heretofore, on or about the 5th day of January, 1918, by authority and under the direction of the United States Fuel Administrator of Washington, ordered and directed that the anthracite coal mined in the Bernice Mines, Russellville, and Spadra Mines in the State of Arkansas should be sold at prices not to exceed the following, viz:

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And various applications having been made thereafter to the United States Fuel Administrator for a revision of such prices;

And the United States Fuel Administrator, after due consideration of the said applications for revision of prices applicable to all anthracite mined in the Bernice and Spadra mines in the State of Arkansas, and acting under authority of an Executive Order of the President of the United States dated 23 August, 1917, appointing said Administrator, and of other executive orders, and in furtherance of the purpose of said orders and of the Act of Congress known as the Food Law therein referred to and approved August 10, 1917,

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