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Hereby orders and directs that anthracite coal mined in the Bernice Mines, Russellville, and Spadra Mines in the State of Arkansas may be sold at prices not to exceed the following, viz:

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This order to become effective at 7 a. m., May 15, 1918.

H. A. GARFIELD,

United States Fuel Administrator. WASHINGTON, D. C., May 13, 1918.

Order of the United States Fuel Administrator of July 10, 1918, Effective 7 a. m., July 10,

1918, Fixing Prices at the Mine for Anthracite Coal Mined at the Bernice and Spadra Mines, in the State of Arkansas.

WASHINGTON, D. C., July 10, 1918. Applications having been made to the United States Fuel Administrator for a revision of the prices of anthracite coal mined in the Bernice and Spadra mines, in the State of Arkansas, the United States Fuel Administrator, after due consideration of such applications, acting under authority of an Executive Order of the President of the United States dated 23 August, 1917, appointing said Fuel 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 orders and directs that anthracite coal mined in the Bernice mines in the State of Arkansas may be sold at prices f. o. b. cars at the mine not to exceed $8.75 per net ton for grate, $9.00 per net ton for egg, $9.75 per net ton for stove, $9.75 per net ton for #4 nut, $6.75 per net ton for pea, $4.75 per net ton for buckwheat, $2.50 per net ton for slack,

And hereby further orders and directs that anthracite coal mined in the Spadra mines, in the State of Arkansas, may be sold at prices f. o. b. cars at the mine not to exceed $8.75 per net ton for grate, $8.75 per net ton for egg, $9.25 per net ton for #4 nut, $5.25 per net ton for pea, $2.50 per net ton for slack,

And hereby further orders and directs that the above prices of coal mined in both the Bernice and Spadra mines shall be subject to the following monthly summer reductions: 90€ for the month of April, 75¢ for the month of May, 60¢ for the month of June, 45° for the month of July, 30¢ for the month of August, 15¢ for the month of September. Such summer reductions do not, however, apply to the price of slack coal. This order to become effective at 7 a. m., July 10, 1918.

H. A. GARFIELD, United States Fuel Administrator.

Order of the United States Fuel Administrator of July 20, 1918, Effective 77 a. m., July

22, 1918, Fixing Prices at the Mine for Anthracite Coal Mined in the State of Virginia.

The United States Fuel Administrator acting under the authority of an Executive Order of the President of the United States dated 23 August, 1917, appointing said Fuel 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 orders and directs that anthracite coal mined in the State of Virginia may be sold at prices f. o. b. cars at the mine not to exceed $5.40 per net ton for egg, $5.75 per net ton for stove, $5.75 per net ton for nut, $4.60 per net ton for pea, $1.55 per net ton for buckwheat, $0.90 per ton for culm, $5.30 per net ton for briquettes,

And hereby further orders and directs that the above prices shall be subject to a summer reduction of 30c per net ton, from April 1 to August 31, inclusive. This order to become effective at 7 a. m., July 22, 1918.

H. A. GARFIELD,

United States Fuel Administrator. WASHINGTON, D. C., July 20, 1918. Order of the United States Fuel Administrator of Aug. 28, 1918, Effective 7 a. m., Aug. 29, 1918, Ficing Prices at the Mine for Anthracite Coal Mined in the State of Virginia.

WASHINGTON, D. C., August 28, 1918. Applications having been made to the United States Fuel Administrator for a further revision of the prices as to anthracite coal mined in the State of Virginia, the United States Fuel Administrator, after due consideration of such applications, acting under authority of an Executive Order of the President of the United States dated 23 August, 1917, appointing said Fuel 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 orders and directs that anthracite coal mined in the State of Virginia may be sold at prices f. o. b. cars at the mine not to exceed $5.40 per net ton for egg, $5.75 per net ton for stove, $5.75 per net ton for nut, $5.30 per net ton for briquettes, and $4.60 per net ton for pea and smaller sizes,

And hereby further orders and directs that the above prices shall be subject to a summer reduction of 30c per net ton, from April 1 to August 31, inclusive. This order to become effective at 7 a. m., August 29, 1918.

H. A. GARFIELD, United States Fuel Administrator.

Order of the United States Fuel Administrator of Nov. 15, 1918, Effective 7 a. m., Nov. 16,

1918, Fixing Prices at the Mine for the Different Sizes of Anthracite Coal smaller than "peaSize.

WASHINGTON, D. C., November 15, 1918. The President of the United States having by Executive Order dated 23 August, 1917, fixed the prices at which anthracite coal produced in the United States should be sold after that date, and the United States Fuel Administrator having by subse- . quent orders revised and modified said prices, and said orders of the President and the United States Fuel Administrator not having specifically fixed the price at which those sizes of anthracite coal below and smaller than the size commonly specified as "pea” size should be sold,

The United States Fuel Administration, 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 orders and directs

1. That on and after the effective date of this order the maximum prices for the different sizes of anthracite coal below and smaller than the size commonly known as "pea" size, f. o. b. mines, shall not be in excess of the maximum prices established and in force, on the effective date of this order, by Executive Orders of the President and orders of the United States Fuel Administrator, for that size of anthra

cite coal commonly known as "pea" size, less fifty cents (50¢) per gross ton of 2,240 pounds.

2. That this order shall become effective at 7 a, m., on the 16th day of November, 1918.

H. A. GARFIELD, United States Fuel Administrator.

Section 2.-Orders of General Application to Mine Prices of Anthracite

Coal.

Executive order of the President of the United States of Nov. 28, 1917, Effective 7 a. m.,

Dec. 1, 1918, Increasing Prices at the Mine for Anthracite Coal by the Addition of 35 Cents per Ton.

The White House,

Washington, D. C., 28 November, 1917. The scale of prices prescribed August 23, 1917, by the President of the United States for anthracite coal at the mines, adjusted as to pea coal October 1, 1917, by order of the United States Fuel Administrator, is hereby amended by adding the sum of 35 cents to each of the prices so prescribed or adjusted; provided, however, that this increase in prices shall not apply to any coal sold at the mines under an existing contract containing a provision for an increase in the price of coal thereunder, in case of an increase of wages paid to miners. This order shall become effective at 7 a. m., on December 1, 1917.

WOODROW WILSON.

Order of the United States Fuel Administrator of Nov. 7, 1918, Increasing as of Nov. 1, 1918, all Mine Prices of Anthracite Coal by the Addition of $1.05 per ton.

WASHINGTON, D. C., November 7, 1918. The President of the United States having heretofore by Executive Order dated 23 August, 1917, under authority of an Act of Congress known as the "Food and Fuel Control Act," approved August 10, 1917, fixed the maximum prices per ton of 2,240 pounds f. o. b. cars at the mines for the various grades and sizes of anthracite coal mined and produced in the anthracite coal-producing districts in the State of Pennsylvania, as set forth in said Executive Order, and

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 said Act of Congress approved August 10, 1918, having after due consideration by an order effective October 1, 1917, at 7 a. m., modified and reduced the maximum prices for that size and grade of anthracite coal known as anthracite "pea” coal as fixed by said Executive Order of the President dated 23 August, 1917, and

It appearing to the United States Fuel Administrator that the scale of wages paid to the miners by the producers in the anthracite coal-producing districts in the State of Pennsylvania was on November 1, 1918, increased, and thereby the cost of mining and producing such anthracite coal was increased,

The United States Fuel Administration hereby orders and directs that all prices for the different sizes and grades of anthracite coal f. o. b. mines in the anthracite coal-producing districts in the State of Pennsylvania as specified and fixed by the said Executive Order of the President dated 23 August, 1917, and the order of the United States Fuel Administrator effective October 1, 1917, at 7 a. m., and the order of the United State Fuel Administrator effective December 1, 1917, adding the sum of thirty-five cents ($0.35) per gross ton of 2,240 pounds to such prices, shall be and the same hereby are increased by the sum of one dollar and five cents ($1.05)

for each gross ton of 2,240 pounds as to all such anthracite coal mined and produced on and after November 1, 1918.

No producer, distributor, or retail dealer shall include in or add to the prices asked, demanded, or received for any of the sizes and grades of anthracite coal hereinabove specified, shipped, and delivered after November 1, 1918, said additional sum of one dollar and five cents ($1.05) per each gross ton of 2,240 pounds of such anthracite coal, unless the producer of such anthracite coal actually paid the said increased scale of wages to the miners of such coal effective on and after November 1, 1918.

H. A. GARFIELD,

United States Fuel Administrator.

TITLE III. REVISION OF MINE PRICES AND PROCEDURE THEREFOR. Statement of the United States Fuel Administrator of Sept. 6, 1917, Issued as Paragraphs

2 and 3 of Publication No. 5 of the United States Fuel Administration in regard to Revision of Mine Prices and Applications therefor.

SEPTEMBER 6, 1917.

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2. The prices fixed are provisional. They will stand unless changed by order of the President for good cause shown. The Fuel Administration will examine all applications for revision of prices accompanied by cost statements presented in writing. These statements should be verified and cover at least the year 1916 as a whole, and 1917 by months. Form cost sheets for this purpose will be supplied upon application to the Federal Trade Commission or the Fuel Administration.

If further explanation is needed the Fuel Administration will ask complainants to appear in person.

It is not proposed to require efficiently operated mines to produce coal at a loss, but the burden rests upon applicants to show that the prices fixed in particular cases are unfair.

3. It will greatly expedite the work of the Fuel Administrator if associations, whether of operators, miners, or industries affected, would postpone the holding of meetings for the appointment of committees to confer with the Fuel Administrator, or for the purpose of taking action concerning prices and wages until he has had opportunity to select his advisors and hear from those who believe themselves likely to be adversely affected. Prompt attention will be given to all communications.

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H. A. GARFIELD,

United States Fuel Administrator. Rules of Procedure Announced Jointly by the United States Fuel Administrator and the

Federal Trade Commission, on Dec. 6, 1917, to be Followed by Applicants for a Revision of Mine Prices or Change of Territorial Classification.

The following instructions must be strictly complied with by producers desiring a revision of prices or change of classification already established, as complete evidence must be on file with the U. S. Fuel Administration before a petition will be considered.

1. Procure from the Federal Trade Commission or the U. S. Fuel Administration, Washington, D. C., specially prepared uniform cost sheets and instructions.

2. Fill out in detail one report, giving figures and information required, combining operating results for the entire year 1916.

3. Fill out separate reports for the month of January, 1917, and for each subsequent month up to the time of making application, following the same procedure in detail.

4. Attach to these reports a written statement properly attested, giving the petitioner's reason for belief that a revision of price is justified.

5. Send the combined documents thus prepared to the Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D. C., who will make a preliminary investigation and report to the U.S. Fuel Administration,

6. When a change of classification in territory is desired, in addition to the above information, the applicant should file with the Fuel Administration an attested statement of facts which is believed to constitute sufficient reason for granting the request.

7. When application for relief has been properly perfected, it will be given an order number, filed, and will receive consideration in accordance with this order. A decision will be rendered as quickly after filing as possible. To simplify matters, applications should be made to cover entire fields wherever possible, in preference to single operations in that field.

8. When operators or Operators' Associations desire to appear, personally or by committee, for the purpose of presenting their case or to furnish additional information bearing on their petition, a request for a hearing must be made in advance to the U. S. Fuel Administration. A hearing may be expected after sufficient time has elapsed for the Federal Trade Commission and the U. S. Fuel Administration to make a complete examination of the case as submitted.

9. Whenever a temporary or preliminary price has been named by the Fuel Administration, investigations will be made at the mines as soon as possible for the purpose of determining exact conditions in the region, and also for the purpose of checking the books of those operators who have applied for a change of price.

H. A. GARFIELD,

United States Fuel Administrator.

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION,

By L. L. BRACKEN, Secretary. WASHINGTON, D. C., December 6, 1917.

Rules of Procedure Announced by the Production Department of the United States Fuel

Administration on April 11, 1918, to be Followed by Applicants for a Revision of Mine Prices or Change of Territorial Classification,

The following regulations must be strictly complied with by producers desiring a revision of maximum mine prices or change of classification already established.

1. Procure from the Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D. C., specially prepared uniform cost sheets (Form C-1) and instructions.

2. Fill out in detail one report, giving figures and information required, combining operating results for the months April to July, 1917, incl.

3. Fill out separate reports for the month of August, 1917, and for each subsequent month up to the time of making application, following the same procedure in detail, (This section may be omitted if similar cost sheets have already been filed with the Federal Trade Commission.)

4. Attach to these reports (Sections 2 & 3) a written statement properly attested, giving the petitioner's reason for belief that a revision of price is justified, and send the combined documents thus prepared to the U.S. Fuel Administration, Production Department, Washington, D. C.

5. When a change of classification in territory is desired, in addition to the above information, the applicant should file with the Fuel Administration an attested statement of facts which is believed to constitute sufficient reason for granting the request.

6. When application for relief has been properly perfected, it will be given an order number, filed, and will receive consideration in accordance with this order. A deci. sion will be rendered as quickly after filing as possible. Applications should be made to cover entire fields wherever possible.

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