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FRIDAY, MARCH 15, Ibio. X THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVUJua, PAGB NTNB. INCREASED SHIPMENT NOT A GAUGE OF BETTER CONDITIONS .Although Week's Total Passed 330,000 Tons For First Time Since If OT. RIVER MOVEMENT GAINS Indicating What Rail Plants Will Be .AbJe to Do When Tide of Car Supply Reaches High Point and Retains It With Regularity; Signs Are Hopeful. The increase of 37,360 tons in coke shipments last week, bringing the total above 330,000 for the first time since the week of November 3 last, j does noc exactly "gauge the improvement that resulted from slightly better i on tfi lions. Instead- it shows cou- tlnuid activity on pan of the railroads in picking up belated cars^frocn sidings, yarus and junction points and rushing them through to destination. Wit a car supply running around an average of 38 per cent on one road and o'J-55 per cent on two other roads, it ^ as plainly impossible for the tonnage ^movement handled alone by the cars 'furnished during the week to have attained the total shown by tae scale records. There was somewhat easier conditions all around than during the week ending .March, 2, but ihe changes for the better wwe not so material as 10 bring about so large an increae m outgoing tonnage as the j figure show. j K j v . r shipments took a jump from , 5.3"0 to *J,200 tons, a gain of 3,1)00 ' ton-, which-helped to swell the total oC the week. This increase rather ibcin the increase of 33,-JSO tons in the rail shipments was a measure of the! riogree of recovery which will be pos- sib e when a car supply closely approaching 100 per cent becomes avail- aI. Hindrances to river navigation ' ha.-e been completely removed and I with a barge service that is not sub( jec: to tbc congestions and tieups in- i cident to rail traffic, those plants hav- ' ing r'.ver loading facilities are no* IE petition, to make maximum shipments, Hfiats depeodog upon raif shipm*nts exclusively will not be as favorably positioned as tb;ir river brethern until the return movement of empties ca~s gains high tide and retain^ it Â»viUi reasonable regularity. With the possible exception of cars fo: Pennsylvania railroad destmat-ons ] thÂ«s wek's supply indicates that the thin edge of the wed-ge oX, larger aup- ply has been entered temporarily, perhaps- but more probably permanently. On Monday the Lower ConnellBville region had an 80 per cent distribution j b the Monongahela railroad; Tues- j di*y 70 per cent; yesterday 30 per j cent, and 40 per cent promised for today's loading. The Pennsylvania and ilie Baltimore Â£ Ohio did a trifle better than each did the preceding week. Lost weok had $ts off days for a nnm- b"r of plants, five days having been the running time at a num-ber, lack of cars being Jhe cause of the idle- COKE THAIB While the coko trade conditions were generally slightly better last week, with the possible exception of increased oar supply, there waa a decided jwraj) Ln ths shipments, tooth by rail and river, the total having passed the 320.000 tons mark for the Brat time sines the week ending 1 November 3" last. The Bain of 37,330 tons which the records of the week showed do not exactly represent Improvement, but rather a continuance of the efforts by the railroads to pick-up stray cars at odd points In the reg"* 01 * le ' 1 over from the recent "clean-up." "With the car supply average of tbe wÂ«elc at 33 par cent on one road and 50-55 on two others. It is plain that the tonaaffe moved by the incoming emptleÂ» could not have attained the recorded total, River shipments made a -very substantial gain, indicating wha.t the rail plant* can do when they have a. ca.r supply moving 1 with as little Interruption and an regularly as the barge service which is not subject to congestions and tloups. The scarcity of Pennsylvania cars continues resulting in an insistent demand for jrpot coke. nraclicaJly none being available exeepc that loaded for PUtaburg- Lake Brie destinations. There are no coke contract negotiations. June JO ia the expiration date for nearly all now in force. The understanding is that they will be renewed, and at the government price, which. in most cases, will mean a reduction. OOOtons have been shipped out under this order. It is going from different sections of the reginns hence is resulting in comparatively no disturbance to shipments on. contract re- j qulrements to other destinations. The rail shipments for the week j ending SaturdaMarch 9, aggregated j S.6S5 cars carrying 325,381 tons- distributed as follows: Destinations. Cars. Tonfi. Plttsburg District 3.075 j 12.014 j West of Pittsbiirrr 1,195 152.550 East of ConnellsvillÂ« ..3.417 50.720 The river shipments of 9,200 tons raised the Pittshurg consignments to 11D ,214 tons and western, consignments to 154,550 and the aggregate outgoing tonnage of the week, to 334,584 tons. The gam to Pittsburg was 37,350 ions; to western points, 26,425 tons and to eastern. 4,978 tons, the latter representing the tonnage going east under the Fuel Administration's orders. | Production keeps edging toward the normal rate prevailing before the ! region was placed under the winter embargo, restricted car supply still being the Hmitation. Last week's estimated tonnage was 314,'iOO tons, thÂ£ largest since the last week of November. 1917, and a gala of 28,581 tons over tho preceding week which very 1 probably represents the gain, in ship-! Taents after excluding from the totals ; the "piclcod-up" cars which were in storage at odd points throughout the region. In order to better adapt plant op- c-ation. to the continued uncertairaties o' car supply, and to retain in blast oily those ovens which can be change-1 and draira on a regular schedule,' several plants hare blown out a number of' orens. The net reduction in active ovens from this cause last week was 158. The movement of coke commandeer- c1 by tbe Fuel Admlaistratioa for an eastern steel enterprise engaged in war munitions manufacture 1 has been going on Tor several days but cot to tbc extent that has been erroneously reported. Thus far only 3,000 to 4,- Teacher Miss Frances Hay. primary teacher in the Rockwood schools, has resign- j ed on account of ill health. She has been succeeded by Mrs. Florence Mua- ser. Patronize those who advertise. BigG Pan*! tool it dMtrrd --Pric- rtlE EVANS Oil of thÂ» u r i n t r i trut. . *!, or 3 bottlw tl.TS. .. CINCINNATI. O. SOISSON THEATRE THTJBSDAT, FRCDAY AST) SATUJBDAT, KABCH 14,15 AKD 16. MATEVEES DAILY. JACK BALL STOCK CO. --EN"-A MINISTER'S SWEETHEART A FUN3TY BUBAL COMIDT EV 4 ACTS. Â· TIBST TEHE HIKE. A Play long to be remembered. Bring tbe children. i'or yonng men and tljeir fathers -- for go-is and their fellows. See the inn. PBOBDCTIONS AT SOTMAREfE PRICES. AFTEB^OOSS lOc A3TO 20c. EIGHTS, GESEKAJ. ADMISSION 20c, 30c AXD 35c. A FEVf CHOICE SEATS AT 50c. Friday Night Country Store. WE .GIVE "S. H." eBJETEZT STAMPS EXQUISITE irFW SPBEfG GFEOBSETTE CBDPE DE CHINE WAISTS. $7.! .50 values. In all the newest colorings. beaded effects, round yoke collars, fancy vestee effects in Maize, Pekin, Nile Green, Peach aad Flesh, Special for $4.95 In Addition to tbe Great Values Ladies' $1 Silk Hose, all colors, 69c $1 Corsets, special value for Â· 59c I $1.50 Sateen Finished Petticoats 98e GREAT E A SPECIAL! STRIPED SILK TATFETA AJTD P1AIB SILK SKIRTS All WITH PRETTY JPOCKITS AJfD TTIDE BEITS SPECIAL $5.90 SPECIAL: JTEW EASTEE DRESSES OF FINE SttK TAFFETA WITH GEUJEMxKTTB CEEPE SLEEVES 815.00 VA1UES FOR $10 New Spring Suits Made to SÂ«U for $15 and S1S.50, 12 .95 In this group are stunning models in fine Serges and Poplins--newest ripple coat effects and beau- 'tifully trimmed with braid and buttons, all sizes and colors. Special tomorrow for '. Men! Come and get your Easter Suit here and you will save mouey. Here it is $18 to $20 new 'Spring Suits for $12.95 In a variety of colors and styles. A Great Shirt Sale S1.50 and $2.00 new Percale Dress Shirts with stiff and soft cuffs, in pretty stripes, Special tomorrow for Boys' New Easter Suits In beautiful new Spring colors, up-to-date styles, in fancy Tiaixtures and plain colors. Also Navy Blue Serges. Regular $5 and $6.00 values, Special New Nifty Tomorrow for Including sxiits of every tjTJC for every orcasion-- dross suits, sport suits and fine tailored suits, made of the finest materials. Jloiels for large and small women in all the newest colorings, Special tomorrow for _ .._. Beautiful Trimmed Hats Up to $6.00 Values for $3.95 Large and small shapes, stunning colored Hats, in purple, taupe, beautiful blues, neat and plain black hats. All prettily trimmed shape.; include Pokes, Sailors, new bustle eftects, trimmed with pretty velour, braids, pom poms, wings and fancy buckles. Exclusive Model Suits Cp to Values for Only one of a hind--exclusiveness in each and i every garment. Beautiful French Serges, Trico- j tine, Poiret Twill. All new shades' such, al Pckin, j Tan, Sammie, Navj', Green and Black. On sale tomorrot\- for Special Coat Sale Featuring new Women's and Misses' Easter Coats. Stunning new high waist line models, | Fancy pleated effects, Trench model 1 ;, newest Spring colors, such as Clay, Pelun, Tan, Navy and Black. - -_.. - ~^. - .Special for $15 Women's New Spring Shoes $3.95 | $5.00 and .$6.00 values. Light and dark grey Kid Boots, dark bro-wn, black with, fancy tops, high and low heels. On sale tomorrow for ! _ PARAMOUNT JHEATRE -TODAY AT TOMORROW-- LEWIS L. SELZNICK PRESENTS CONSTANCE TALMADGE IN "SCANDAL" Â·WONDEMFtrL PRODUCTION IN 8 ACTS. ALSO A SELECTED COMEDY. -- COMIKG-- CLAKA KTMBALL YOUNG IN "SHIRLEY KAYE" MAA If Ton TTant Something Advertise for it in our classified column. One cent a word. Big 15c Uatinee Daily at 2:30. Â» Evening Snows at 7:30 and 9:15. Clean, Progressive Amusement for the Whole Â· Family. National Taxi and Transfer Co. 206 K. rajretto Street GOOD TOTUtnifr CABS TRUCKS TO ALL PODfTS. Quick service. Moderate charge. Carcfui drhers. Moving and hauling. Hell Phone 507. WEST Patrons of our market make little complaint of tiie high cost of living, as wUl "oe shown if you compare the following prices with those of OTHER STOBES. to all parts oÂ£ the West Side. ; , Potatoes, per peck 40c 2 large cans Baked Beans _ _ 25c 1 bottle Ketchup ..,-~.. 15c 1 can Tomatoes -..-_ 14c I pound 30c Coffee . 2-ic Eggs, strictly fresh 22c Corn Flakes, per box lOc Navy Beans _ ISc Pinto Beans .-- 16c 6 cakes Soap Lard, 1 pound Creameiy Butter, per pound . Baked Beans, per can Rolled Oats, per box _ Tomato Soup, per can Prunes, 2 pounds Â· Lima Beans . _ _. 2 small cans Milk _. . We We . 25c ISc . ISe These Are Only n Fcvr of the Exeoptlonallr low Priced Articles jn Onr Store. We Always Carry a Full Line of Choice Fresh Meats. Fresh Oysters Every Bay.'per quart, 5flc. We have Fresh Farm Milk Every Day. Â·, -A- West Crawford Ave. and Eighth St., West Side, ConneSisvsfEe. _ --foii'f .urÂ» TOMOBSOTV-- DAVE NEWMAN'S BLACK AND WHITE REVUE In Che Symposium of Domestic Ppn "THE SILENT "WOMAN" Oa the Screen--WILLLU1 S. HART in "Every Inch a Man." FEATfKCH}. The Funniest Man in Burnt Cork JACK GBAJTT And tho Little Blonde Disseminator ot Gladness and Joy HUtES ScKKNSA THE FE/E^CDTGS Original Funsters. Absolutely T T i Â· r. Â· j. i Indigestion. Druggists 1 refund money if_it_fails. 2oc Wait Ads--1 Cent a Word. BOTH PHONES OPPHAN'STRANSFER OPPOSITE POST OFFICE CONNELLSVILLE, PA. TODAY AND TOJIOKKOV,- Kukor ProBcnts 1IARGUKRITE CLARK in "BAITS BCHOt.AR" Storj bj- .Mary Roberts Rinchart. Billy \YÂ«st in tic King Bee Comedy "HIS DAI OUT"