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Asst. Dist. Rep. J. G. Puterbaugh, McAlester, Oklahoma, Feb. 19, 1918, for Arkan

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Asst. Dist. Rep. J. W. Hinton, Henryetta, Feb. 19, 1918, for Oklahoma.
Asst. Dist. Rep. W. H. John, Bridgeport, Texas, Feb. 19, 1918, for Texas.

District No. 18.' Lake Superior and Lake Michigan Docks.—Comprises the bituminous and anthracite coal supply on the docks of Lake Superior and on the west shore of Lake Michigan.

Dist. Rep. W. H. Goverman, 1015 Plymouth Bldg., Minneapolis, Minn., Mar. 1, 1918,

District No. 19. Montana and Northern Wyoming.-Comprises the coal fields of Montana and the counties of Fremont, Hot Springs, Natrona, Converse, Niobrara, Weston, Campbell, Crook, Johnson, Sheridan, Big Horn, Washakie and Park, in Wyoming.

Dist. Rep. Walter B. Innes, Billings, Montana, June 22, 1918.

District No. 20. Utah and Southern Wyoming.--Comprises the coal fields of Utah, and the counties of Lincoln, Uinta, Sweetwater, Carbon, Albany, Laramie, Goshen and Platte, in Wyoming.

Dist. Rep. Moroni Heiner, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 22, 1918.
Asst. Dist. Rep. D. H. Pape, Ogden, Utah, June 22, 1918, Southern Wyo.
Asst. Dist. Rep. A. D. Pierson, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 22, 1918, Utah.
District No. 21. Colorado.--Comprises the coal fields of Colorado.
Dist. Rep. Geo. D. Kimball, Denver, Colorado, June 11, 1918.
District No. 22. New Mexico.-Comprises the coal fields of said state.
Dist. Rep. J. Van Houten, Albuquerque, N. M., June 11, 1918.
District No. 23. Washington.--Comprises the coal fields of said state.
Dist. Rep. D. C. Botting, 608 Lyon Bldg., Seattle, Wash., Apr. 18, 1918.

Section 3.—District Coke Representatives.

Form of letter of appointment of District Coke Representatives. DEAR SIR: To facilitate the apportionment and distribution of coke, and assure prompt and equitable allotment of emergency orders among shippers, you are hereby appointed District Coke Representative of the U. S. Fuel Administration. You are directed to establish the necessary organization to properly conduct the activities of this office, which are as follows:

1. On receipt of requests and orders for coke from the U. S. Fuel Administrator, to allot such requests and orders to individual shippers as equitably as possible, and with a view to securing prompt compliance with such orders without undue hardship to individual shippers.

2. To report to the U. S. Fuel Administrator in detail on each request received and describe the action taken including the name of the shipper to which the request or order was allotted.

3. To comply with all instructions issued by the U. S. Fuel Administration governing the conduct of your office and to recommend to the U. S. Fuel Administrator, from time to time, any changes in practice which might result in more efficient administration.

Your appointment as above is to continue at the pleasure of the U. S. Fuel Administrator and may be terminated by him at any time as the exigencies of the business may require or as his judgment may deem proper. "To the usual form of notice to shippers the following paragraph is added: "It will be noted that the duties of Mr. Goverman as District Representative do not differ materially rom those which he has had since he was appointed to represent me in this work on November 24,1917.”

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All reports and communications regarding the operation of your office should be addressed to Mr. Warren S. Blaụvelt, U. S. Fuel Administration, Washington, D. C.

At least until other arrangements are established, it is understood that the expense of conducting your agency will be borne by the individual shippers in your district under a cooperative arrangement to be established and agreed upon by them. Please confirm at once by wire your acceptance of this appointment. Yours very truly,

H. A. GARFIELD, United States Fuel Administrator.

List of District Coke Representatives and Assistant District Representatives with Dates

of Appointment and Definition of Territory Covered by the Particular District. Connellsville Region.—Dist. Rep. C. E. Lenhart, Uniontown, Pa., April 9, 1918. Asst. Dist. Rep. J. M. Jamison, Greensburg, Pa., April 9, 1918. Asst. Dist. Rep. R. M. Fry, Uniontown, Pa., April 9, 1918.

Lower Peninsula of Michigan and Ohio.-Dist. Rep. James A. Ballard, Detroit, Mich., April 1, 1918.

Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas.—Dist. Rep. James A. Galligan, Chicago, III., April 1, 1918.

Section 4.—District Charcoal Representatives.

Letter of appointment of F. J. Goodfellow, as District Charcoal Representative for the

District Bounded on the North by the International Boundary, on the East by the Atlantic Ocean, on the South by the Northern Boundaries of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi, and on the West by the Mississippi River.

MAY 22, 1918. Mr. F. J. GOODFELLOW,

c/o National Wood Chemical Association, Bradford, Pa. DEAR SIR: To facilitate the apportionment and distribution of charcoal in carload lots and assure prompt and equitable allotment of emergency orders for Government purposes among shippers, you are hereby appointed District Charcoal Representative of the U. S. Fuel Administration for the district bounded on the North by the International Boundary, on the East by the Atlantic Ocean, on the South by the Northern Boundaries of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi and on the West by the Mississippi River. You are directed to establish the necessary organization to properly conduct the activities of this office, which are as follows:

1. On receipt of requests and orders for charcoal from the U. S. Fuel Administrator, to allot such requests and orders to individual shippers as equitably as possible, and with a view to securing prompt compliance with such orders without undue hardship to individual shippers.

2. To report to the U. S. Fuel Administrator in detail on each request received and describe the action taken including the name of the shipper to which the request or order was allotted.

3. To comply with all instructions issued by the U. S. Fuel Administration governing the conduct of your office and to recommend to the U. S. Fuel Administrator, from time to time, any changes in practice which might result in more efficient administration.

Your appointment as above is to continue at the pleasure of the U. S. Fuel Administrator and may be terminated by him at any time, as the exigencies of the business may require or as his judgment may deem proper.

All reports and communications regarding t’e operation of your office should be addressed to Mr. Warren S. Blauvelt, U. S. Fuel Administration, Washington, D. C.

At least until other arrangements are established, it is understood that the expense of conducting your agency will be borne by the individual shippers in your district imder the cooperative arrangement to be established and agreed upon by them.

Kindly acknowledge receipt, notifying me of your acceptance of this appointment by wire. Yours very truly,

H. A. GARFIELD, United States Fuel Administrator.

Section 5.-Anthracite Committee.

Letter of Appointment of Committee on Anthracite Coul.

MARCH 5, 1918. Messrs. Joseph B. Dickson, S. D. W'ARRINER, W. J. RICHARDS,

437 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. GENTLEMEN: To facilitate the apportionment and distribution of anthracite coal and to assure prompt and equitable allotment of orders among the shippers, you are hereby appointed as joint representative of the United States Fuel Administrator in the anthracite coal fields of Pennsylvania.

Your duties are, subject to the direction of the United States Fuel Administration, to stimulate production, catalogue the requirements of the Government and the public, apportion the supply among the various states and communities, and the amount thereof to be furnished by the several producers; subject to the direction of the Director General of Railroads, advise as to the routing and distribution of the coal from the time it leaves the mines until delivered in the various states and communities; and perform such other duties as will be helpful in promoting an adequate supply and distribution of coal to the consuming public, and as may from time to time be required by the Fuel Administration.

State Administrators will confer with you regarding all questions which may arise relative to supply and distribution of coal to the several communities within their jurisdiction.

It is believed that with this method unnecessary diversions of coal in transit will be avoided; and that each community will receive its equitable proportion of the total mine output and become responsible for its economical use.

Local State Administrators will direct the distribution of the coal for household purposes after it is delivered to the retail dealer the object of this being that each consumer will receive his fair supply of coal.

You will comply with all instructions issued by the U. S. Fuel Administrator governing the conduct of your office, furnish such data and information as he may from time to time require, and recommend to the U. S. Fuel Administrator, from time to time, any changes in practice which may result in more efficient administration.

Your appointment as above is to continue at the pleasure oi the C. S. Fuel Administrator and may be terminated by him at any time, as the exigencies of the business may require or as his judgment may deem proper.

All reports and communications regarding the operation of your office should be addressed to Mr. J. D. A. Morrow, U. S. Fuel Administration, Washington, D. ('. Please confirm your acceptance of this appointment. Yours very truly,

H. A. GARFIELD, United States Fuel Administrator.

CHAPTER II.

ORDERS AND REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE PRICE OF

COAL.

TITLE I.

MINE PRICES OF BITUMINOUS COAL.

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

Mine.

Subsection A.-President's Order of August 21, 1917.

Executive Order of the President of August 21, 1917, Effective Evening of August 21, 1917,

Fixing Provisional Prices for Bituminous Coal at the Mine, Issued as Publication No. 2 of the United States Fuel Administration. ?

The White House,

Washington, 21 August, 1917. The following scale of prices is prescribed for bituminous coal at the mine in the several coal-producing districts. It is provisional only. It is subject to reconsideration when the whole method of administering the fuel supplies of the country shall have been satisfactorily organized and put into operation. Subsequent measures will have as their object a fair and equitable control of the distribution of the supply and of the prices not only at the mines but also in the hands of the middlemen and the retailers.

The prices provisionally fixed here are fixed by my authority under the provisions of the recent act of Congress regarding administration of the food supply of the country, which also conferred upon the Executive control of the fuel supply. They are based upon the actual cost of production and are deemed to be not only fair and just but liberal as well. Under them the industry should nowhere lack stimulation.

WOODROW Wilson.

1 This chapter deals with the general subject of the price of coal. It includes orders specifically fixing mine prices for anthracite and bituminous coal, including lignite and orders of general application to all such mine prices. It includes regulations in regard to wagon-mine prices. It includes premiums to be added to mine prices for special varieties of coal, such as cannel coal and coal for special purposes, such as smithing coal and bunker and export coal. It includes orders relative to the prices for coal received by water at docks on Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. It includes regulations in regard to the premium to be added for specially prepared coal, and the deduction to be made for coal not properly cleaned under the clean coal orders. It includes all regulations in regard to contracts made both before and after the dates of the Executive orders of Aug. 21 and Aug. 23, 1917, since those regulations affect the price at which coal may bo sold. It excludes all orders relative to jobbers and licensed distributors, for which see infra, Chapter III, Title IX. It also excludes orders relating to the prices of coke, charcoal, crude petroleum and its products, and natural gas.

2 In Paragraph 1 of Publication 5 of the United States Fuel Administration, issued Sept.6, 1917, the follow. ing ruling was made as to the effective date of the above order:

“The President's order fixing prices became effective for bituminous coal Tuesday evening, Aug. 21, 1917.”

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$2.00 $2.25 Marylani.

2.0 2. 23 West Virginia.

2.00 2.25 West Virginia (New River). 2. 15 2.40 Virginia..

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2. 25 Ohio (thick vein)

2.00 2. 25 Ohio (thin vein)

2.35 2.60 Kentucky.

1.95 2. 20 Kentucky (Jellico).

2.40 2. 65 Alabama (big seam).

1. 90 2. 15 Alabama (Pratt, Jaeger, ani Coron3).

2. 15 2. 40 Alabama (Cahaba ani Black Creek)....

2. 40 2.65 Tennessee (eastern).

2.30 2.55 Tennessee (Jellico).

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NOTE:--Prices are on f. o. b. mine basis for ton of 2,000 pounds,

Subsection B.-Alabama. Order of the United States Fuel Administrator of October 1, 1917, Effective 7 a. m., October

1,1917, Firing Prices at the Mine for Coal Mined in the Big Seam, Pratt, Jagger, Corona, Cahaba, and Black Creek Districts, Alabama.

To all persons, firms and corporations engaged in the mining and production of coal in the Big Seam, Cahaba, Black Creek, Brookwood, Blue Creek, Pratt, Jaeger, Jefferson, Nickel Plate, Coal City, Corona, and Montevallo Districts, in the State of Alabama:

The President of the United States having heretofore, on or about the 21st day of August, 1917, by virtue of the provisions of an Act of Congress known as the Food Law, ordered and directed that coal mined in the State of Alabama shall be sold at the following prices, to wit:

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And an application having heretofore been made to the Fuel Administrator for a revision of the said prices applicable to the said coal mined in the State of Alabama, and the said application having been duly considered by the Fuel Administrator;

Now, by direction of the President of the United States, the Fuel Administrator hereby orders and directs that, until further order in the premists, the above-mentioned prices for coal mined in the State of Alabama, be, and the same hereby are modified, pending further investigation, in the following particulars and in no other:

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Commercial and domestic coal mined in the Big Seam District may be sold

at prices not to exceei....
Commercial and domestic coal mined in the Cahaba, Black Creek, Brook-
wool, and Blue Creek Districts may be sold at prices not to exceed.
Commercialand domestic coal mined in the Pratt, Jaeger, Jefferson, Vickle

Plate, Coal City Districts may be sold at prices not to exceed.
Commercial and domestic coal mined in the Corona District may be sold at

prices not to exceed..
Commercial and doinestic coal mined in the Montevallo District may be

sold at prices not to exceed.

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These prices shall become effective at 7 a. m. October 1, 1917.

H. A. GARFIELD,

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

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