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Order of the United States Fuel Administrator of Dec. 9, 1918, Effective Dec. 9, 1918,

Modifying the Order of Nov. 13, 1918, Relative to Bituminous Coal Zone N-2, Being Modification No. 1 of said Order.

WASHINGTON, D. C., December 9, 1918. It appearing to the United States Fuel Administrator that for the better distribution and apportionment of bituminous coal produced in Producing Zone N-2, Consuming Zone N-2 should be enlarged as hereinafter provided,

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 orders and directs, that Section I, as heretofore amended, of the Regulation relative to Bituminous Coal Zone N-2, established by order of said Administrator dated November 13, 1918, be, and the same hereby is, amended to read as follows:

SECTION I.

Except as hereinafter provided, no bitúminous coal produced in the Pocahontas, Tug River and New River Districts of West Virginia and Virginia along the Norfolk and Western and Virginian Railways and their short line connections, hereby designated Producing Zone N-2, shall be sold, shipped or distributed, except to consumers, and for use or consumption, within the following-described sections of the United States, viz:

(1) The State of North Carolina;
(2) The State of Virginia;
(3) The District of Columbia;

(4) Points in West Virginia located on the direct lines of the Norfolk & Western and Virginian Railways, eastbound;

(5) That portion of the State of South Carolina east and north of a line coincident with the Southern Railway from Charlotte, North Carolina, through Chester, South Carolina, to Columbia; thence coincident with the Seaboard Air Line Railway to Denmark; thence coincident with the Southern Railway to Charleston;

(6) That portion of the States of Maryland and Delaware located south and east of a line coincident with the eastern bank of Chesapeake Bay and the southern bank of the Choptank River to Cambridge, Maryland; thence coincident with the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad to Seaford, Delaware, thence coincident with the Philadelphia, Baltimore & Washington Railroad from Georgetown, Delaware, through Lewes to Delaware Bay.

(7) Points westbound in the States of West Virginia and Ohio located on the direct line of the Norfolk & Western Railway to and including Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio.

Provided, however, That coal consigned in accordance with Section I hereof, shall not be diverted to any point outside said Consuming Zone N-2, unless the consent in writing of the Coal Zone Permit Bureau of the United States Fuel Administration to such diversion shall first have been obtained. This order shall be effective December 9, 1918.

H. A. GARFIELD, United States Fuel Administrator.

Section 14.-Zone P and Modifications." Order of the United States Fuel Administrator of March 27, 1918, Effective April 1,

1918, Establishing Bituminous Coal Zone P,Regulating the Distribution and Apportionment of Bituminous Coal from Operations in northern West Virginia and the States of Pennsylvania and Maryland, on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Western Maryland Railroad, and Coal & Coke Railway (east of Dundon), and their Short Line Connections, and all Districts North of these Lines.

WASHINGTON, D. C., March 7, 1918. It appearing to the United States Fuel Administrator that it is essential to the national security and defense, the successful prosecution of the war, and the support and maintenance of the army and navy, that the greatest possible supply of bituminous coal should be produced in the United States; that such production, even though all other conditions necessary therefor are present and capable of employment, is, because of the locations of the mines and the nature of the commodity, limited in part by the capacity of existing transportation facilities for the movement of the coal from points of production to points of delivery and consumption; that the amount of production, notwithstanding a continuance of the other present favorable conditions therefor, can be immediately increased by means of the greater utilization of coal cars, locomotives, and other railroad facilities; and that among such means are the elimination of unnecessarily long hauls and of avoidable cross hauls of loaded and empty coal cars, and the provision of the necessary supply of such coal for each consuming section of the country from the one or more coal fields nearest thereto, or most readily accessible thereto, either in actual distance or in the freedom from congestion and delays in rail movements between such coal fields and such section, and that apportionment of the bituminous coal, produced in the various coal fields of the United States, for delivery and consumption thereof in different designated consuming sections of the United States, sometimes called a zoning system, will facilitate in the movement of bituminous coal, tend to prevent either locally or generally, scarcity thereof, and is necessary for the production of a sufficient quantity of bituminous coal to aid in the successful prosecution of the war.

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 order and of the Act of Congress therein referred to and approved August 10, 1917,

Hereby orders and directs that until further or other order of the United States Fuel Ad ministrator, and subject to revocation or modification by him from time to time and at any time hereafter, every producer (which term includes every person, firm, corporation, and association operating as owner, lessee or purchaser of the entire output of a mine) of bituminous coal in Northern West Virginia and the States of Pennsylvania and Maryland on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Western Maryland Railroad, and Coal & Coke Railway (east of Dundon), and their short line connections, and all districts north of these lines, shall, except as hereinafter provided, sell, ship, and distribute such coal only to dealers and consumers and for use and consumption within the following described section of the United States hereinafter called coneuming zone, viz:

(1) Eastbound to all points in the States of West Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and the New England States reached by customary eastbound routes including coal for transshipment on vessels at Tidewater;

1 See also Chapter III, Title II, Section 15, for orders modifying the provisions of the “Zone P” order with respect to shipments of smithing coal.

(2) No shipment shall be made westbound except to Lake Erie ports for lake transshipment only and with the further exception

(3) That Pennsylvania producing districts will be allowed to ship as far west in Ohio as to include the line of the Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway and Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad through Wellington to Lorain, Ohio, and with the still further exception

(4) That the producing districts in the Panhandle of West Virginia, in Brooke, Marshall, Hancock, and Ohio counties, will be allowed to ship as far west as to include the line of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (Cleveland, Lorain and Wheeling branch) Bridgeport to Lorain, Ohio,

Provided, however, that until further notice producers of Coal on the Baltimore and Ohio in northern West Virginia may ship westbound via customary routes,

And, provided further, that any such producer may ship a quantity of coal of such special quality, and for such special purpose or use, and to such retail dealer or consumer outside of the above designated zone, as may be described and designated in a permit issued by the United States Fuel Administration upon an application from eaeh consumer, and in accordance with such rules and regulations as may be from time to time prescribed by the United States Fuel Administration;

And, provided further, that this order shall not apply to bituminous coal--(a) Shipped for use as railroad fuel;

(b) Shipped in whole or in part by inland waterways (other than the Great Lakes), excepting cases where any rail movement from the mines to the waterways would not terminate within the above designated zone;

(C) Shipped to any points in Canada or Mexico.

Wherever any boundary of the consuming zone described in this order follows a line of railway, the consuming zone shall include all places usually taking deliveries of bituminous coal from points on the portion of the line of railway included in such boundary or within switching limits of other railway lines connecting therewith. This order shall be effective on and after April 1, 1918.

H. A. GARFIELD, United States Fuel Administrator.

Order of the United States Fuel Administrator of April 5, 1918, Effective April 20, 1918,

Modifying, with Respect to Shipments from Operations in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Maryland, on the Pennsylvania Railroad, Monongahela Railroad, and Huntington and Broad Top Mountain Railroad, and their Short Line Connections when routed via the Pennsylvania Railroad, the Order of March 27, 1918, Establishing Bituminous Coal Zone P," being Modification No. 1 of said Order.

WASHINGTON, D. C., April 5, 1918. It appearing to the United States Fuel Administrator, that further apportionment of Bituminous coal in that portion of the so-called “Zoning System" covered by his “Order relative to Bituminous coal 'Zone P' of March 27, 1918,” will facilitate the movement of Bituminous coal, tend to prevent scarcity thereof, and is necessary for the production of a sufficient quantity of Bituminous coal to aid in the succeesful prosecution of the war,

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 order and of the Act of Congress therein referred to and approved August 10, 1917,

Hereby orders and directs, that until further or other order of the United States Fuel Administrator, and subject to revocation or modification by him from time to time and at any time hereafter, producers, (which term includes every person, firm,

corporation, and association operating as owner, lessee, or purchaser of the entire output of a mine) of Bituminous coal in the States of Pennsylvania, West Virginis and Maryland, on the Pennsylvania Railroad, Monongahela Railroad, and Huntingdon and Broad Top Mountain Railroad and their short line connections, when routed via the Pennsylvania Railroad, shall not, except as hereinafter provided, sell, ship or distribute such coal to dealers and consumers for use and consumption within the following described section of the United States, viz:

(1) All Stations on Pennsylvania Railroad at and in the vicinity of Baltimore, Md., namely; Canton, President Street, Highlandtown, Jacksons Wharf, Calvert, Bolton, Frederick Road and Gwynns Run and points of delivery between any two of such stations;

(2) All Stations and points of delivery on the Baltimore and Sparrows Point Railroad;

(3) All Stations and points of delivery on the Baltimore Division of the Pennsyl. vania Railroad from Loudon Park, Md., to Catonsville, Md., inclusive and Arbutus, Md., to Washington, D. C., and Rosslyn, Va., including Pope's Creek branch running from Bowie, Md., to Pope's Creek, Md., inclusive.

(4) Stations and points of delivery described in (1), (2) and (3) above will include all points of delivery of 'Bituminous coal on those portions of the lines of Railway designated therein, including float bridges and piers or docks for transshipping coal from cars to vessels and also including all points of delivery within switching limits on other railways connecting at any of the stations or points of delivery designated therein when reached via the line of the Pennsylvania Railroad,

Provided, however, that any such producer may ship a quantity of coal of such special quality, and for such special use or purpose, and to such retail dealer or consumer within the above designated section of the United States, as may be described and designated in permit issued by the United States Fuel Administration upon an application from each consumer, and in accordance with such rules and regulations as may be from time to time prescribed by the United States Fuel Administration;

And, provided further that this order shall not apply to bituminous coal shipped for use as railroad fuel; This order shall be effective on and after April 20, 1918.

H. A. GARFIELD, United States Fuel Administrator.

Order of the United States Fuel Administrator of April 10, 1918, Effective April 10, 1918,

Modifying, with Respect to Shipments from Operations in the northern West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland Districts, on the Baltimore di Ohio Railroad, Western Maryland Railroad, and Coal & Coke Railway (east of Dundon) and their Short Line Connections, the Order of March 27, 1918, Establishing Bituminous Coal Zone P," being Modification No. 2 of said Order.

WASHINGTON, D. C., April 10, 1918. It appearing to the United States Fuel Administrator that it is essential that the producer in the above described districts, be permitted to make shipments to points outside of “Zone P” as described in the order of March 27, 1918, and that further apportionment of Bituminous Coal in that portion of the so-called “Zoning System" covered by his “order relative to Bituminous coal 'Zone P' of March 27, 1918," will facilitate the movement of Bituminous coal, tend to prevent scarcity thereof, and is necessary for the production of a sufficient quantity of Bituminous coal to aid in the successful prosecution of the war:

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 purposes of said order and of the act of Congress therein referred to and approved August 10,

Hereby orders and directs that until further or other order of the United States Fuel Administrator, and subject to revocation or modification by him from time to time and at any time hereafter, overy producer (which term includes every person, firm, corporation, or association operating as owner, lessee, or purchaser of the entire output of a mine) of bituminous coal, in the northern West Virginia district and the districts in the States of Pennsylvania and Maryland on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Western Maryland Railroad, and Coal & Coke Railway (east of Dundon), and their short line connections, may, in addition to the territory to which they are permitted to ship under "Zone P” and modification Number One thereof, sell, ship, and distribute such coal to dealers and consumers, and for use and consumption within the following described section of the United States, viz:

All stations and points of delivery located on the Baltimore & Ohio Railway between Harpers Ferry, West Va., and Strasburg, Va., including all points of delivery within switching limits on other railway lines connecting therewith. This order shall be effective on and after April 10, 1918.

H. A. GARFIELD, United States Fuel Administrator.

Order of the United States Fuel Administrator of April 23, 1918, Effective April 23, 1918,

Modifying, with Respect to Shipments in Box Cars from all Operations in northern West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland, on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Western Maryland Railway, and Coal & Coke Railway (east of Dundon) and their Short Line Connections, and all Districts North of those Lines, the Order of March 27, 1918, Establishing Bituminous CoalZone P,being Modification No. 3 of said Order.

WASHINGTON, D. C., April 23, 1918. It appearing to the United States Fuel Administrator, that further apportionment of Bituminous coal in that portion of the so-called “Zone P” covered by his “Order relative to Bituminous coal 'Zone P' of March 27, 1918,” will facilitate the movement of Bituminous coal, tend to prevent scarcity thereof and is necessary for the production of a sufficient quantity of Bituminous coal to aid in the successful prosecution

of the war;

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 order and of the Act of Congress therein referred to and approved August 10, 1917;

Hereby orders and directs that until further or other order of the United States Fuel Administrator, and subject to revocation or modification by him from time to time and at any time hereafter, producers (which term includes every person, firm, corporation, and association operating as owner, lessee, or purchaser of the entire output of a mine) of Bituminous coal operating in the coal producing districts in Northern West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad; Western Maryland Railway, and Coal & Coke Railway (East of Dundon) and their short line connections and all districts North of those lines may in addition to the consuming Zone to which they may sell, ship and distribute coal under the Order of March 27, 1918, relative to Bituminous coal “Zone P” sell, ship and distribute such coal to dealers and consumers and for use and consumption within the following described section of the United States viz:

(1) West Bound to all points in the State of Ohio;

(2) West Bound to all points reached via the car ferries of the (a) Grand Trunk Railway operating between Grand Haven, Mich., and Milwaukee, Wis., (b) Pere Marquette Railway operating between Ludington, Mich., and Manitowoc, Wis., and between Ludington, Mich., and Milwaukee, Wis., (c) Ann Arbor Steamship Company operating between Frankfort, Mich., and Manistique, Mich., between Frankfort,

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