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prepared in the manner indicated in Section I hereof the United States Fuel Administrator may, in his discretion, issue a permit authorizing the applicant to make such additional charge. Every such permit shall be in writing, shall be signed and numbered by the United States Fuel Administrator or by his duly authorized representative, shall be subject at all times to revocation or cancellation by the United States Fuel Administrator, and shall be in such form and subject to such terms, conditions, restrictions, provisions, and requirements as may from time to time be prescribed by the United States Fuel Administrator.

SEC. IV. The amount added to the base price pursuant to a permit issued under this regulation, together with the number of the permit, must be separately stated on each invoice.

Sec. V. Reports shall be made to the United States Fuel Administration by each operator holding a permit hereunder upon such dates, in such form, and containing such information as may from time to time be prescribed or required by the United States Fuel Administration.

Sec. VI. Nothing in this regulation contained shall be construed in any manner whatsoever to relieve any operator from the obligation to exercise the highest degree of care in mining coal, to the end that excess quantities of rock, slate, bone, sulphur, fire clay, shale, or other ash-forming impurities shall be eliminated therefrom, nor from the obligation to prepare coal in such manner that the same would have been considered clean and merchantable under normal market conditions existing prior to the present war.

The above order and the regulation therein contained promulgated this 27th day of May, 1918.

H. A. GARFIELD, United States Fuel Administrator.

Order of the United States Fuel Administrator of April 25, 1918, Effective April 25, 1918,

Establishing Regulations Relative to Special Preparation of Smithing Coal and the Additional Charge to be Made therefor.

It appearing to the United States Fuel Administrator that a further and additional regulation should be made governing the price, sale and distribution of coal to be used exclusively for smithing purposes,

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 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 until further or other order of the United States Fuel Administrator, from time to time or at any time hereafter made, the following rules and regulations shall control the price, sale and distribution of smithing coal, viz:

SECTION I.

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In districts where an extra allowance is made for prepared sizes, smithing coal may, under the order of February 14, 1918, be sold at such prepared sizes price applicable at date of shipment.

SECTION II.

In districts where no extra allowance is made for prepared sizes and the prepared sizes price is the same as the price for run of mine, producers of smithing coal who give special care and attention to the preparation of their coal by hand, without the use of special machinery, picking tables, loading booms or other mechanical devices required to obtain a permit under the Special Preparation Order of March 20, 1918 (Publication No. 20), may apply to the License Section of the Legal Division for a

permit to make an additional charge of 25 cents per ton of 2,000 pounds, to cover the cost of such special preparation.

SECTION III.

If smithing coal is washed or given special mechanical preparation application may be made to the License Section of the Legal Division under the provisions of the Special Preparation Order of March 20, 1918 (Publication No. 20), for a permit to make an additional charge to cover such washing or special preparation. If the ordinary temporary permit allowing an additional charge of 20¢ per ton is insufficient a special temporary permit granting a larger additional charge may be issued under the provision of Section II of that order. The classification of smithing coal under the order of February 14, 1918, into the prepared size class will be held to satisfy the provisions of Section IX of the Special Preparation Order that in order to obtain the additional charge therein specified the coal must first have been screened into sizes.

SECTION IV.

If smithing coal is shipped in bags the actual cost of such bags and expense of filling bags may be added to the applicable Government mine price.

SECTION V.

When smithing coal is loaded into box cars, an additional charge of 50¢ per ton of 2,000 pounds may be added to cover the cost of labor and material necessary to load smithing coal into box cars.

SECTION VI.

Under the order of April 6, 1918 (Statement No. 1737) no contracts entered into after August 21, 1917, for the shipment of smithing coal at prices higher than the applicable prepared size price at date of shipment will be approved where the difference between the contract price and the applicable prepared size price at date of shipment exceeds the additional charge which the producer of such coal would be entitled to under the provisions of the Special Preparation Order of March 20, 1918, or this order. It was not intended by such order of April 6, 1918, to reverse previous rulings that all contracts entered into after August 21, 1917, for the shipment of smithing coal must be considered as being subject to prices on smithing coal which might thereafter be fixed for such coal.

SECTION VII.

All invoices for smithing coal shipped after the effective date of this order at a price which exceeds the run of mine price applicable to the district where the coal is produced shall state thereon that the buyer in accepting the coal covenants and agrees that such coal will be used only for bona fide smithing coal purposes. The above regulation promulgated and effective this 25th day of April, 1918.

H. A. GARFIELD, United States Fuel Administrator.

Order of the United States Fuel Administrator of July 31, 1918, Effective Aug. 1, 1918, Establishing Prices of Sized Screenings.

WASHINGTON, D, C., July 31, 1918. The United States Fuel Administrator having by a Regulation promulgated May 27, 1918, and contained in Publication No. 25, defined the term "slack 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 OF 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 one-half 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.

Section 3.--Regulations in Regard to Permissible Bunker Coal. Order of the United States Fuel Administrator of April 1, 1918, Effective April 1, 1918,

Establishing Regulations Relative to Required Quality and Grades of Coal for Bunkering Steamships at Atlantic and Gulf Ports.

WASHINGTON, D. C., April 1, 1918. It appearing to the United States Fuel Administrator that it is essential to the successful prosecution of the war that the efficiency of all steamships engaged in overseas or coastwise trade must be maintained at the highest possible point, and that such efficiency can be increased by the use of carefully selected coal of a kind which will give to each ship using it a greater steaming radius, and higher speed from a given weight and bulk of fuel coal,

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 upon and after the date hereof:

REGULATION RELATIVE TO REQUIRED QUALITY AND GRADES OF COAL FOR BUNKERING

STEAMSHIPS AT ATLANTIC AND GULF PORTS.

1. No producer, sales agent, jobber or other supplier of coal shall deliver or cause to be delivered at any Atlantic or Gulf port to any ocean-going steamship bound for any foreign or domestic port, any bunker coal for use in the propulsion of such steamship other than that which has been specified by the United States Fuel Administrator as permissible Bunker Coal.

2. The suitability of any coal or coals for classification as Permissible Bunker Coal other than the coals already so specified prior to the effective date of this Regulation, will be determined by the United States Fuel Administration and included in such classification only upon the recommendation of the United States Bureau of Mines.

3. The shipment of "slack" or sizes of coal smaller than “Run of Mine” to any port for bunker purposes or to any pool designated as a Permissible Bunker Coal Pool, is expressly prohibited except when special permission of the United States Fuel Administration shall have first been obtained in the case of each such shipment.

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LIST OF PERMISSIBLE BUNKER COALS AT ATLANTIC PORTS NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS.

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4. At Atlantic ports at which all tidewater coal is pooled and delivered through the Tidewater Coal Exchange, Permissible Bunker Coal is hereby specified as follows:

At Hampton Roads: Coal originating in the Pocahontas and New River fields which has been or may be classified by the Tidewater Coal Exchange for consignment to Pool No.1 or Pool No. 2 at Lambert's Point, Sewall's Point or Newport News.

At New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore:

(a) Coal originating at mines on the Acceptable List of the United States Navy, which has been or may be classified by the Tidewater Coal Exchange for consignment to Pool No. 1.

(b) Coal originating at mines on the New York Central Railroad, on the Pennsylvania Railroad, or on any of their connecting lines, which has been or may be classified by the Tidewater Coal Exchange for consignment to Pools No. 9 and No. 10.

(c) Coal originating at mines on the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Railroad, which has been or may be classified by the Tidewater Coal Exchange for consignment to Pool No. 14.

(d) Coal originating at mines on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Western Maryland Railway, or on any of their connecting lines, which has been or may be classified by the Tidewater Coal Exchange for consignment to Pool No. 22.

5. At other ports north of New York which receive their supply of coal from New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore or Hampton Roads, coal for steamship use is to be supplied only from the above mentioned list of Permissible Bunker Coals, as set out and specified in Paragraph 4 of this Regulation.

6. The proper authorities at all ports affected by this Regulation have been instructed strictly to observe and enforce all of its provisions.

H. A. GARFIELD,

United States Fuel Administrator. Order of the United States Fuel Administrator of May 15, 1918, Effective May 16, 1918,

Modifying the Order of April 1, 1918, Relative to Required Quality and Grades of Coal for Bunkering Steamships at Atlantic and Gulf Ports.

WASHINGTON, D. C., May 15, 1918. It appearing to the United States Fuel Administrator that coal classified by the Tidewater Coal Exchange for consignment of Pool No. 14 is not suitable for bunkering purposes under said order, dated April 1, 1918,

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 the “Regulation relative to required quality and grades of coal for bunkering steamships at Atlantic and Gulf ports”, established by order of the undersigned April 1, 1918, is hereby modified and amended by striking out from the section numbered 4 thereof the entire sub-paragraph (c), which read as follows:

"(c) Coal originating at mines on the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Railroad, which has been or may be classified by the Tidewater Coal Exchange for consignment to Pool No. 14." . This order is to become effective May 16, 1918.

H. A. GARFIELD, United States Fuel Administrator.

Order of the United States Fuel Administrator of July 2, 1918, Effective July 3, 1918,

Further Modifying the Order of April 1, 1918, Relative to Required Quality and Grades of Coal for Bunkering Steamships at Atlantic and Gulf Ports.

WASHINGTON, D. C., July 2, 1918. It appearing to the United States Fuel Administrator that Lump and Egg Coal contained in Pool No. 44 at Hampton Roads which Pool contains the screened coal from Pools No. 1 and No. 2 should be added to the list of Permissible Bunker Coals at Hampton Roads,

And it also appearing to the United States Fuel Administrator that the Tidewater Coal Exchange at New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore has re-numbered as Pool No. 4, coal originating at mines on the New York Central Railroad, formerly classified as Pool No. 9, and has also re-numbered as Pool No. 9, coal originating at mines on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and the Western Maryland Railway, formerly classified as Pool No. 22,

And the United States Fuel Administrator having by order dated May 15, 1918, modified the above order dated April 1, 1918, entitled “Order Establishing a Regulation Relative to Required Quality and Grades of Coal for Bunkering Steamships at Atlantic and Gulf Ports” by striking therefrom sub-paragraph “c” of Section 4,

Now, therefore, 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 Order, 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 numbered 4 of the “Regulation Relative to Required Quality and Grades of Coal for Bunkering Steamships at Atlantic and Gulf Ports,” established by order of the undersigned dated April 1, 1918, is hereby modified and amended to read as follows:

“4. At Atlantic Ports at which all tidewater coal is pooled and delivered through the Tidewater Coal Exchange, Permissible Bunker Coal is Hereby specified as follows:

At Hampton Roads: Coal originating in the Pocahontas, Tug River and New River fields which has been or may be classified by the Tidewater Coal Exchange for consignment to Pool No. 1 or Pool No. 2 at Lambert's Point, Sewall's Point or Newport News, and the Lump and Egg Coal, but not the Nut Coal, originating in the Pocahontas, Tug River and New River fields which has been or may be classified by the Tidewater Coal Exchange for consignment to Pool No. 44 at Lambert's Point, Sewall's Point or Newport News.

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