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PAGE EIGHT. -THE DAILY COmiER, CONNELLSVILLJE PA THURSDAY MARCH 21, 1918. FULL FURNACE OPERATION IS I REGARDED AS NOT FAR DISTANT IT Beftrfer Coke Skipmeato ol Past Two Weeks Help the Sifautioa. CAR MOVEMENT B*th W iMdi and Enprte*, lattnt Taam Tore Cars, to ItemttiBg iÂ» Betto Set-rice Between OrÂ«mÂ» aÂ»d Tmr- Â·aces, Except la Eattan Traitor*. Special to TJÂ» Weakly Cowter. PITTSBtrBG, Stan*. 20--The onlr strictly new item af importance to the coke market situation is the fact that ftWDdry coke is being oflered in Â«m- Â» alterable quantities although quite ir- ngnlarly Producers are unwilling to Oder a regular supply for forward itaMvery, bofcfcwjoently come into the market with, IMS 01 from five to 10 carioatts *l a time. This coke is usu- aBy sotd by brokers who charge the foosomer the set pnce and secure a I commnwzoii from the operator Al-l though normally there is much uvorej fnntÂ».'e coke than foundry coke in the] open market, at the present time. Ux re ts very little, of the former This docs not ne*n that quite a tonnage doeu not change oonds, bnt rather that It fe, not being openly offered Some Aerators have open orders for furnace ~oke, white in addition they can usually overship on their regular con tracts for a day or two The tune has Â»ot come yet tor furnaces to any case to ask tor suspension ~i reduction of shipments as furnaces would not object to accumulating a surplus. The. merchant blast furnaces in the central west have been operating at an average rate ot about 80 per cent of capacity in the past fortnight, bnt with the heavier shipments oÂ£ the past two weexs there are better receipts tins week and the tendency daily is towards heavier production. The time of fu!l operation of the nwsr chant furnaces is regarded as not far distant, perhaps only two or three weeks away Cote interests are remarking that they will probably be treated to the experience they have so of en had in the past, of consmn- ers bemg ravenously hungry tor coke and then suddenly insisting that they have plenty Some complications are likely to come TRADE Certain Indications were roÂ»n tested a fortnight aso that a, better coke movement was about to set in but it was not anticipated that the shipments of the week ending Â·March 9 would be held to so clotteir lost woek. During the earlier week the grain was due moro to the eltorts to complete the cleanup of iae region than It was to actual Improvement In traffic conditions That last week a tomxx-e was onlr 631 tons lee's than that at the preceding week -omes in the nature ot an scree able surprise Such improvement aff hfts thns far been made Is due more to the greater facility wlttt which loads are being moved out of and empties brought into the reeiem than it is to an actual Increase in the number of ears. TbjÂ» In turn shows that the ob- strac Ions to traffic nx^ement have not been wholly removed rather that the have been push ed farther away from the Leeion Some inconvenience is belnff expec ejicx.d this week through an order directing Â«^at P R R shipments from the Monongahela division and from the Monon pahela railro-xd be diverted west Instead of oaÂ«t. This order anscs from a blockad" of coke along the main line of thrt P R. R.. estimated to Include ser eral hundred thousand tons The coke region hajs this out of its way allowing freer regional movement. If the increase in coke shipments continue as seems in prospett, the bl^st furnaces Â·will vtvry shortly bo able to go on a full time basis of opera ion ar se over the fact that last week the Fuel Administration reqxusitit ned j some additional coal to go to an fast ern steel interest engaged in roasting munitions, while effective Â« 'he beginning of this week the Pennsylvania has ordered that shippers do not end more than 50 per cent of their v.oke loadings east The same rule appliej to coal The coke operators nxigilt be Â»We to carry out either order without much difficulty but to meet both of theui may be rather difficult Car distnbn*ion was rather irregular last weei. and some irregularities aie ^""rrlng this ^eek also 10 individual operations not receiving their full iiuoias untie*- the days allotments while others received more Those in- Â« ualities are made up afterwards as oooa as possible butTneanwhile operators have quite a time providing the necessary labor It is found somewhat less difficult than was, expected to p-ovide labor the men as a ruli being anxious to work even when the honrs are irregular Last weeks car supplies on. the Monongahela railroad a,e~aged 46 per cent this average be- contracts deliveries against which were behindhand in. nearl} all cases There has been considerable movement in small lots of high silicon iron made in warming up furnaces after basking Pig iron prices are subject to revision for delivery after March 31, by action of the War Industries Board which is today holding a conference with the iron and steel producers at Washington but the pre- pondo-ant opinion in local circles is that there wi'l be no change from the present set prices which are as follows Bessemer Basic No 2 foundry 'Malleable Gray forge These prices a r e f o b furnace, freight from the Valleys to Pittsburg being 95 cents 535 30 133 00 J33 00 jss 50 J3" O o NO IMPORTANT CHANGES ARE EXPECTED TO BE MADE IN STEEL PRICES bxtenslon of Existing Schedules Intil Fnd of the leur Is Belag Urged by tte Frodncen. Special to The Weekly Courier NEW YORK, March 20 --The Amen can Metal Market and Dail Iron Steel Report will review the steel and | iron tradp tomorrow as follows The War Industries Board and the general steel committee have been in session in ^ ashlngton today considering the subject of prices to rule after this month It is improbable that any formal announcement will be made before nex week The bf lance ol proh abiliTy seems to be quite strong that no hopo"tant change In prices will be made It has been regarded as prac i ticaltj settled that there would be no nig made up of a very good begin- 1 general scaling down and it is thought nmg for the week and a ierv poor ending This week promises to show - mllar irregularities as it opened with the curious condition of supplies being bette- on Tuesda than Monday, 60 per cent for Monday SO pc- cent Cor Tuesda}, and 50 per cent yoster day Other divisions are snowing im provement over last Â»eek In general shippers observe that the bettec, car supplies now being furnished are due to quicker dispatch of cars 1 oth loaded and empty rather than to thst izpon due cotxaiderauon it will be hÂ«ld inadvisable to attempt an~v re- adjusEzzNnts. After all the majority opinion js that the prices are about as Â·ftell related to each other in the general structure as could be expected The chief uncertainty seems to be as to the period of time for which tue prices will be made The producers a~e aujrons that the extension be to the end of the year It is pointed out that the fixing of prices for three months at a time thus far has repre more cars having been put into the sented simply a convenience in the Â·Â·crvice- The recently promised addi particula- circumstances existing and lions of cars released from the east- i n blockade are not much li evi ilencc as yet Reports from th east ire that while many cars haie been mloaded even the empties are con- ested and cannot be gotten out ei- ept in pots fl bile the market Is still relatively inactive it is dec'dedly more open ihan two or three weeks ago and there Is the new feature of there being fair sized offerings of foundry coke though by no means enough to supply the demand. The market remains quotablo at the set prices, as follows Furnace *5 00 Foundry 72 hour selected $7 00 Crushed over 1 Inch J" 30 The local coal market is broader there bemg fair sized offerings Sellers have been able to dispose of all the free coal available but it Isis not been gobbled up with the qmikneas that characterized the small offerings of a Tew weeks' ago The l3rge con- Â·*uraer* seem tt, be fully provided with coal in nearly all cases The latest view of the coming pnce fixing for coal after March 31 is that there will hÂ« no change for tb Pittsburg district, the (245 mine fln price bemi con thmed The plan for brokers has been altered They wiU be licensed as originally announci d but the ] 5-cent brokerage will be continued in some what different form According to present expectation it will be requisite foi thÂ« broker to have a definite order from the consumer, to enable him to bay coal ana then charje toe 15-cent brokerage 4part from such transactions, the broker is permitted to bay coal at as much under he set price as hÂ« can and sell it at tue full sÂ«t price, but ht cannot make this margin and Ineluile any brokerage at the same time The transaction musi bÂ« solely In one form or the other The pig Iron market has n o t ' ecome mvch more active by reason of the in creased output, aa the additional Iron la practically all being absorbed on did not -epresent *he adoption of a settled policy Opinion is divided as to whether buyers have been hoUhng off from making purchases on. account of the price isslie pending but in the highest quarters the opinion exp-essed is that tnyers have not been disposed to wait on this account, at they are protected against reduction* in any event- The market is quiet, generally s-peaking, becausp boyors already have a great deal of material due them There Is heavy enquiry *r a few Jnes, Including oil countrj goods, small Rptkea and a few ipeaaltieg. Coal Is now ahno*t plentiful, and coke supplies are increasing ateadil} FBODC7CKE OTttt OWYEB. Of Calm, Ewn If Lani Ha. Been gold to Otter Tfrtlft. Millions ol dollar! worth of culm were disposed of by a decision of the Supreme Court in thÂ« equity nrocead. ings of "W L Kramer of Pottsvllle, against John Sfetterr, of Port Car bon. By the decision independent coal companies which years ago deposited ctilm on lundB now owned by big coal conwrotionj still own thÂ« culm even thoug?] toe land oa which it rests ias changed hands Don t knock Conncllsvii'a by send ins your money out of town for your job work when Tha Courier companv can do it here at home Let us gl/a you prices. Patronize those who advertise XTEURALGIA Â£ i| For quick results rub the Forehead and Temples with Save tf Safe ?: y , Caster Outfit Here Your F or fabric quality--this Spring of 1918--you will 1 have to depend upon the reputation and integrity of the store you buy from, and upon its ability to deliver the right kind of merchandise. It hasn't been easy--but we believe we have the "Goods"--and ask i you to be the judge. In the finer SUITS--it 'will pay you to see the Ace, Militaire, York, Poole, Bud, Roverhall, Recruit, West Point, Lonsdale and Turf--new models, and winners, every one. In regular sizes, stouts, stubs and longs --at $25 to $40. At $15, $18 and $20--Suits that meet all requirements of style and pattern Ask to see the "Cornell"--a model suitable for every age Blue Serge Suits --our customary good showing--which is better than you will find elsewhere at $ 1 5 to $35. \ Boys' Confirmation Suits A. pleasing stock of Boys' Spring Suits complete m sizes 6 to IS years --Blue Serge Suits at $7 50, $10, $12 and $13 50 --Other Suits at $3 50 to $18 --Juvenile Suits in sires b to IS years at $4 00 to $12 00 --Little bojs' blue sailor suits Â·with, long pants at $10 and $12 , Wash Suits A most comprehensive display of Soys' Wash Suits in various popular colors and styles--all sizes 2 to 10 \ears, at $1.00 to $6-50. Special values at $1 50 THE NEW TOPCOATS for Easter and after are in grey, black, green, tan and mixtures--smart--serviceable--at $1 7.50 to $35. AND THEN THERE'S THE NEW HAT--it's time you were wearing it now. You play safe in quality and style by choosing it from our carefully selected stocks of imported and domestic models at $2.50 to $6.50. Plenty of hats at $3, $3.50 and $4 Men's Caps Traveling Bags Suit Cases Dress Pants Work Pants Rain Coats Overalls Collars Shirts Ties Socks With Easter Only a Week A"way Selection i* Best RIGHT Now These Prices on Groceries Friday and Saturday Only 2 Ib can Tt M. Baking Powder 2Rc 3 Ints. White Tear] Macaroni Sic Â·) bxs White Pearl Spaghetti 2ic 5 cakes Octagon Soap . - SOc 5 cakes I els Soup We 5 cakes Kirk's Vhltc Flake Soap 30Â« a cnkes Vasv Task Soap . SOc 6 cakes Swill's Pndc Soap _ Tflc 9 cak"s Snnshine Snap ___ 80c 3 cans Dutch Cleanser Sic 3 Ibs. Argo Starch 2"c 1 large bottle .Ammonia . lOc 2 cans Baker's Corn 2oc 2 cans Pond My Corn _ 2 cans BJnp Bldge Corn 2 cans Manhattan Corn _ 1 can Red Bctuts --. . . 25c . 25c . 25c . lOc 1 cans Serricc Tonm*o SoÂ«p 25c 1 can Calli Sliced Peaches IBc ] cÂ»n large White Cherries 27c 1 Ib. loose Santos Coffee -- 2flc 1 11). rrcmlnm Toffee 23c 30c Ih Grandma's Coftoe _ 2Sc 1 Ib. Old BUiiiblo Coffee 27c The Fashionable Woman's Choice --White Frew* Kid Gloies of fine and flexible quaMt, iPernn s make Jure two chapa, are-overseam sewn and bafe Paris point embroidered backs A pair, $2J5. --White Washable Mocha fflorw, ot English make are very smart. Â·^[WÂ» their ptqne sewn seams A pair, W.76. New Neckwear for Women --Dainty Vestees oÂ£ net, trimmed with -v al lace at $1.00 to 82.50. --Satin Collars of extra quality in new shapes anil shades for suits and coats at $1.25 to $4.0a --Collars and Sets of imported Swiss in a choice select on of new styles Collars at 50c to $3.50. Sets at 50c to *5-50. --Pique Collar and Cuft Seti for Tailored Su is at 7Sc to $l-iO. TBc to flÂ£0. --PUroe Collar and Ciig Sets for tailored Sorts, at 7Sc to $1^0. --New niet Collars at 75c to $1.50. New Veils of Fashion! --'"Mew Shetlind "Veils "with fancy borders In taupe brovrn navy par pie and black at 9135 to 92,50. --Hexagon M^-^h ^cils in fashionable shadrs and black snown in fancy desipns st $1^5 to $2.00. --Circular Veils in fancy designs a* $1J!5 to $3*5P. Easter Sunday--more than any other day in the vear--a woman wants her costume to be of refined distinctive style She prefers it to come from a store acknowledged as style supreme in her citj Her costume must have quality--and it must be fajrlj priced For years ConnellsviUe s best dressed women have looked to this store to supply their Easter needs,--and we believe that never in our hi=tory were we better prepared to accept this responsibility than now Time is short, and garments should be purchased now to allow sufficient time for any necessary alterations COATS $15 $19.75 $25 $35 to $79.50 Full belted and side-belted styles smartly designed for women ana misses There is every good NEW color one Las heard of shown in auch popular materials as Silver- tone Tricotine Poiret Twill, Bolivia, Covert, Gabardine, Serge and Poplin Coats tor every use--motor, sports or general utllitv --"with our biggest showings at the moderate prices SUITS $19.75 ,$25 $29.75 $35.00 to $69.50 Fino.-ng the Sut of your choice will be an easv and enjoyable experience when opportunity Is offered to choose from such an extensive assortment of approved styles Eton effects militarv effects plain, and semi-tailored models m gabardine burella, poplin--and a host of other popular materials and in all DRESSES $13.50 $15 $19.75 $25.00 to $69.75 For the woman who desires a. medium priced Easter Dress there are two special lots--one at $13 50--one at $14 95--that offer unexcelled values At these prices and upwards are prettj street and afternoon styles in georgette, serge wool jersey foulards and combinations All new colors 4.11 sizes. good shades --A splendid showing of stylish Suits for Stout Women at $35 to $85. --See our display of Sport Skirts, all patterns and colors at $6.95 to $15. WRITE SOON Begs the boy in camp over there or aboard ship One of America's foremost Engraving "companies Is nuking especially for this store a Cheery Greeting Card Intended for our boys In the army and navy We have them in ton different designs, each bearing a very appropriate sentiment They carry a srnila and B breath ot home Send tieni daily Make it a habit Prices 5c and lOc with envelope Comforts! AO In khaki to meet requirement^ and done in small compact buadlea MOHBÂ» Belts Sewing Kits Trench ifirrors Testaments Vaselines Camphor Ice Diaries Bibles Soaps Air Pillows Styptic Pencils Blankets Easter Waists Styled Right Priced Right -- The famous 'Wirthmor * and Wel- woith Waists 'n organdy and \oll3 plain and fancy trimmed at $1 00 Had --White Voile Waists with neat laco trimmings at $250 to Â»R38. -- Plain and barred Taffetas in all new novelty shades at $175 and Â«M5. -- Exquisite style in georgette crepe In plain white and novelty shades -both light and dark Some have very smai t beaded trimmings and are fa-ih ioned witli convertible collars while others are quite plain Prices $3.75 to $1975. Underwear -- Hand made Porto Rican T/ndfirwear chemises at S2 50 to ?595, gowns at $2 50 to $5 95 -- Crepe de Ciiine Underwear -- corset covers and camisoles at $1 50 to 53 50 gowns and petticoats $5 to $10, chemise ?250 to J5JW Easter HOSIERY Specials --Women's fibre boot Silk Stockings in. block -white, old rose, pink, navy, pearl and maize--regular 75c_ fT Q n value. Special at t)Â«/C --Women's Thread Boot Silk Stockings m black and white Regular 75c value offered special for Easter, Â£Â»Q| at the pair Â«JÂ«7l/ --Women's Pure Silk Hose in. pink Nile yellow, sky, peach, black and white--regular $1 35 and $160 values, special for Easter, at the pair $1.10 Easter Millinery! One Special Lot Ladies' and Misses' Hats Featured at All New Colors All New Shapes Included m this lot extra special at $6 95 are the newest ideas brought forward m sailors toques turbans and tricornes Sports hats and dress hats trimmed with ribbon bows, flowers 'and fancies Women in search of inexpensive liats find these surprisinglj good styles and values | Gold Bond Stamp* Pay 4% On Every $100 You Spend--Get Them With Every Purchase of lOc or More.