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bill, the Commissioner will collect from each member his proportion on the basis of his tonnage loaded by the carrier assessing the demurrage into vessels registering during the calendar month within which the said demurrage charges accrued, and pay each carrier the amount due.

(15) In the event of controversies with reference to the operation of the Exchange which cannot be adjusted by the Commissioner, they will be submitted to the Executive Committee and the proper railroad committee in joint session and their decision shall be final.

(16) The Commissioner of the Tidewater Coal Exchange must be in position at all times to give prompt orders to the agents of the carriers to move from their respective tracks to the vessels, cargo or vessel fuel coal consigned to the “Tidewater Coal Exchange," as soon as vessels are ready for loading. In order to properly protect the charges of the carriers, it will be necessary for all consignees, members of the Tidewater Coal Exchange, to file with the carriers orders to make deliveries on the written instructions of the Commissioner or his authorized representative; and, in order to expedite these movements, consignees must furnish a blanket order prepared on Exchange Form “B” as follows:

“Until further notice you are hereby authorized to accept from the Commissioner of the Tidewater Coal Exchange, or his Deputy, his written orders to deliver to any vessel any coal for tidewater shipment or vessel fuel received at ... ..Station, consigned to Tidewater Coal Exchange, for account of the Undersigned.”

Members of the Exchange, on whose account a vessel is loaded with cargo or vessel fuel coal, shall be responsible to the railroad for the freight charges (when billed collect) and vessel loading charges on all cars of coal unloaded into the vessel.

Members shall sign an agreement on Exchange Form “C” to the effect that they will be responsible for, and pay all freight charges (when way-billed collect), and vessel loading charges and assigned proportion of any demurrage charges on all cars unloaded into vessels for their account, this agreement reading as follows:

I, (or we) hereby agree to pay all freight charges, when waybilled collect, loading charges and car demurrage charges assigned against me (or us) by authority of the Commissioner of the Tidewater Coal Exchange on coal shipments going into vessels for my (or our) account at any Tidewater port under the Tidewater Coal Exchange Agreement, whether shipped from mines or obtained elsewhere for my (or our) account or for the account of any other member of the Exchange."

(17) Each carrier must send to the Commissioner as soon as practicable after the close of each month, a statement showing the gross freight revenue derived from the transportation of tidewater cargo and bunker coal consigned to each tidewater port, to form the basis of apportionment of the monthly expenses of the Exchange.

(18) The Commissioner of the Exchange and his Deputies shall maintain such records as will be required to show disposition made of each car of tidewater coal shipped and to compile statistics which will indicate the average time per car per trip. of all cars used for transportation of tidewater coal, and the average detention per car at each tidewater port.

(19) Tidewater coal shippers and consignees must execute agreements of the Forms referred to in Regulation 16 and file one copy of each with the Commissioner and one copy of each with the proper officer of the interested carrier, before they begin shipment of tidewater coal to the Exchange.

(20) The Executive Committee, Commissioner, and Deputy Commissioners shall at all times protect the quality of coal shipped into the pool through a system of inspection, and analysis if necessary in their opinion, and may at any time suspend shipments by any shipper when in their judgment the quality or preparation is below the proper standard.

(21) The coal for trans-shipment on hand at tidewater ports or en route to such ports upon the effective date of the Exchange shall be disposed of as follows:

(a) Each carrier shall make an inventory on Form 1 of the tidewater coal on hand at each port as of 7 a. m., of the effective date, and under the direction of the Deputy Commissioner shall assign each shipment to the proper designated consigning pool.

(b) Coal shipments which arrive at tidewater ports subsequent to 7 a. m. of the effective date of the Exchange which were shipped prior to that date shall be assigned to the proper pools in the same manner as provided in paragraph (a) of this rule.

(c) Agents at stations at which tidewater coal is billed should be instructed to bill in accordance with rules of the Exchange as of the effective date of the Exchange and on that date begin daily report as provided in Rule 4.

(22) Joint meetings of the Executive Committee of the Tidewater Coal Shippers and the Railroad Committee shall be held monthly, special meetings to be held subject to the call of the Commissioner.

(23) The effective date of the pooling rules and classifications of the Tidewater Coal Exchange will be different at the four ports. It will be as soon as practicable after July 1st, 1917, and proper announcement will be made by the Commissioner. Order of the United States Fuel Administrator of Nov. 22, 1917, Relative to the Provision

of an Increased Supply of Bituminous Coal, Transshipped at Atlantic Ports, for Use in the New England States.

WASHINGTON, D. C., November 22, 1917, It appearing to the United States Fuel Administrator that the quantity of bituminous coal moving by transshipment at Atlantic tidewater ports to New England ports is inadequate for the needs of the portion of said New England states supplied through such New England ports; and that unless the quantity of coal so moving to New England is immediately increased there will be great difficulty in deliveries in New England, after the beginning of winter, of such an amount of bituminous coal as is needed in said states for the operation of industrial plants engaged in the production of material for the Army and Navy, for the operation of public utilities, and for the domestic use of persons engaged in New England in producing necessaries as defined in the Act of Congress hereinafter referred to;

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 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 modification hereafter by him, from time to time, and at any time,

(1) Every producer or shipper of bituminous coal, and every agent, jobber or other person having authority to control the shipment of the coal produced by such producer or shipper, who is a party to any contracts relating to such kind of coal made before the proclamation of the President on August 21, 1917, fixing prices therefor, in so far as such contracts are bona fide in character and enforcible at law, for delivery of coal at any point or points for consumption in the New England states, viz: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, and calling for transshipment from rail carriage to water carriage at the piers at Hampton Roads and Baltimore, shall, except when and during such period as he may be prevented from compliance herewith by the establishment and existence of a rail or water embargo, ship from his mine or mines beginning December 1, 1917, the maximum monthly quantity of bituminous coal which, under the terms of such contract, such producer or shipper or other party-vendor thereto may be legally entitled thereunder to ship or the vendee thereunder may be legally entitled to call for or demand whichever amount may be the greater. The shipments herein ordered shall be made in preference and priority to shipments of bituminous coal upon any other contracts

between such producer or shipper and any other parties, excepting only shipments of coal for railroad use under contracts now existing or hereafter made between such producer or shipper and any railroad corporation, and shipments of coal for railroad uge upon requisitions from such producer by any railroad corporation made under authority of the United States Fuel Administrator, and shipments for the United States government (including shipments for the United States Shipping Board and for the Panama Railroad), and shipments to such other parties or for such other purposes as may have been heretofore or may be hereafter at any time and from time to time ordered by the United States Fuel Administrator to be given preference and priority over shipments herein ordered to be made to New England.

(2) Bituminous coal shipped in compliance with this order shall be loaded in cars furnished in regular distribution to the producers who are parties to contracts of the kind specified in the foregoing paragraph (1).

(3) Every producer having any contracts of the kind specified in paragraph (1) of this order shall, within ten days from the date of this order, report to the United States Fuel Administrator, marking his letter “Attention, Department of Distribution,” a list of such contracts, together with the date of each contract, the name of the purchaser or other party entitled to delivery of coal thereunder, the dates for the beginning and termination of deliveries of coal thereunder, the maximum monthly or other periodic amount of coal deliverable thereunder, the amount of coal delivered thereunder prior to December 1, and the amount of deficiency of delivery thereunder prior to December 1, the total amount deliverable thereunder beginning with December 1 to the date when delivery thereunder is to cease, and the price or prices therein fixed upon coal to be delivered thereunder. The report herein required shall be made in the form of return hereto annexed and marked "Exhibit 1 to Order relative to increased supply of bituminous coal for New England.”

(4) In any case in which The New England Fuel Administrator is of opinion that by reason of this order an unduly large quantity of bituminous coal is being received by any person or corporation in the New England States as compared with the need for such kind of coal by one or more other persons or corporations in said States, said Administrator may order that the party entitled to receive such excess of coal shall sell such quantity thereof to such persons or corporations as said Administrator may designate, and at such price as represents the cost, as determined by said Administrator, of such coal to such person or corporation from whom the same is thus diverted.

H. A. GARFIELD,

United States Fuel Administrator. Order of the United States Fuel Administrator of Jan. 21, 1918, Effective, Jan. 28, 1918, Relative to Tidewater Shipments on Account of the Bangor & Aroostook Railroad, Co.!

WASHINGTON, D. C., January 21, 1918. It appearing to the United States Fuel Administrator that, under the present method of procuring coal now under contract for the use of the Bangor & Aroostook · Railroad Company there results a delay in the shipment and supply of such coal, interference with commercial coal distribution and interference with priority orders covering the distribution of other coal; and that an adequate and regular supply of bitu. minous coal for use as railroad fuel by said Bangor & Aroostook Railroad Company is necessary for the national security and defense, for the efficient prosecution of the war, and to facilitate the movement of necessaries as defined in the act of Congress hereinafter referred to;

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 in furtherance of the purpose of said order and of the act of Congress therein referred to and approved August 10, 1917,

"This order will be found in full supra Chapter III, Title IV, Section I.

Hereby orders and directs that from and after January 28, 1918, and until further order of the Fuel Administrator, but not exceeding the duration of the war in which the United States is now engaged, and subject to modification hereafter by him, the Hutchinson Coal Company, a producer of bituminous coal now under contract to furnish railroad coal to said Bangor & Aroostook Railroad Company, shall, strictly in accordance with such contract, produce, sell, ship and distribute from its Erie mine such bituminous coal to said Bangor & Aroostook Railroad Company for its use as railroad coal and shall further ship and distribute such coal regularly each week when said mine of such producer operates and ships, and so far as practicable in equal daily quantities.

It is further ordered that shipments to Tidewater ports shall be loaded in cars, railroad or individual, out of the mine’s regular daily allotment, and consigned to the Tidewater Coal Exchange on account of said Bangor & Aroostook Railroad Company.

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H. A. GARFIELD,

United States Fuel Administrator. Letter of Mar. 6, 1918, from the United States Fuel Administrator, to E. F. Carry, Director

of Operations of the United States Shipping Board, Approving the Appointment of the American Steamship Association at New York, the International Mercantile Marine at Philadelphia, The Atlantic Transport Co. at Baltimore, and the Old Dominion Steamship Line at Norfolk as Agents for the Collection of Funds and Payment of Bills for Coal Shipped for Account of the United States Shipping Board, and Approving the Establishment of an Arbitrary Price to the Consumer for Coal Sold through the Appointed Agents.

MAR. 6, 1918. Mr. E. F. CARRY,

Director of Operations,

United States Shipping Board, Washington, D. C. MY DEAR MR. CARRY: As a result of our conference this morning at which yourself, Mr. Mallory and Mr. Palen of the Shipping Board were present, also Messrs. Foedisch and Burrows of the Fuel Administration, it is my understanding that the following agencies have been approved by the Shipping Board, viz., The American Steamship Association at New York, the International Mercantile Marine at Philadelphia, The Atlantic Transport Co. at Baltimore, and the Old Dominion Steamship Line at Norfolk, for the purpose of handling the collection of funds and the payment of bills for coal allotted to operators on the order of the U. S. Fuel Administrator, to be shipped to the above ports for account of the U. S. Shipping Board.

In accordance with our understanding, this coal has been utilized for emergency purposes, such as steamship bunkering, shipbuilding plants, hospitals, important war industries, public service corporations, etc.

It is my understanding that these agencies have had considerable difficulty in forwarding invoices to ultimate consumers of this coal, in view of the fact that the coal is shipped from several districts, carries several prices and several different freight rates.

As a result of our discussion, it would seem that the best means of facilitating the handling of these accounts would be to establish an arbitrary price. This arrangement meets with my approval, with the distinct understanding that the operators will only be paid for the coal at prices allowed under the rulings of the U. S. Fuel Administrator, and that any surplus after the payment of the actual cost of coal and the cost of accounting, shall be refunded to the consignees receiving the coal on a pro rata basis.

Yours very truly,

H. A. GARFIELD,
U. S. Fuel Administrator.

TITLE VI.

ORDERS AND REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE EXPORTA

TION OF COAL AT OTHER THAN TIDEWATER PORTS."

Section 1.-Canadian Shipments.

Order of the United States Fuel Administrator of Sept. 19, 1917, Relative to the Exporta

tion of Coal to Canada.

WASHINGTON, D. C., September 19, 1917. Every coal operator, producer, jobber, dock company and other person (hereinafter called the exporter) who has at any time during the twelve months ending August 31, 1917, engaged in or expects or wishes during the twelve months beginning September 1, 1917, to engage in, the sale, for use in Canada, of either kind (anthracite or bituminous) of coal produced in the United States, or in the shipment of any such coal from any point in the United States, to any point in Canada, is hereby required to notify the Fuel Administrator by letter (or in the circumstances, hereinafter stated, by telegram) of such intention or wish to engage in such sale or shipment. Such letter must set forth the following information and data:

(1) The amount in tons (2000 pounds for bituminous and 2240 pounds for anthracite coal) which the exporter desires to ship by any method or route from this country to Canada during the remainder, (after the date of his letter), of the twelve months beginning September 1, 1917, and the amount already shipped between September 1 and the date of such letter.

(2) The amount of such shipments which the exporter expects or wishes to make during each of the twelve calendar months beginning September 1, 1917.

(3) The route or routes, and whether rail, lake or a combination of the two, by which he expects or desires to make his shipments of coal, and the amount of each kind of coal by each route.

(4) The general division, district, or province of Canada to which such shipments are desired to be made, and if more than one,-the approximate amount desired to be made of each kind of coal to each such division, district or province.

(5) The amount of tonnage of each kind of coal for which the exporter has orders on hand at this date for shipment to Canada, and the amount of such orders on hand at the date of his letter of notification to the Fuel Administrator.

(6) The amount in tons (2000 pounds of bituminous and 2240 pounds for anthracite coal) which the exporter shipped from this country to Canada in each calendar month of the twelve months ending August 31, 1917.

(7) The route or routes, and whether rail, lake, or a combination of the two by which he shipped such coal during each of said twelve calendar months, and the amount of each kind of coal by each route.

(8) The general division, district, or province of Canada to which such shipments were made during the twelve months ending August 31, 1917, and if more than one, the approximate amount of each kind of coal shipped to each division district of province.

(9) The name of each consignee, the location to which each consignment was made, and the total amount of each kind of coal shipped to each consignee, by the exporter, from this country to Canada during the twelve months ending August 31, 1917.

The letter of notification required by the terms of this notice from each exporter must reach the office of the undersigned on or before September 25th 1917. If, for any reason, the exporter fears his letter may not reach the undersigned before September 25th, he may communicate by telegraph to the undersigned stating his desire

*Other orders relating to the exportation of coal will be found supra Chapter III, Title V.

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