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PAGE TWELVE. '.THE DAILY COURIER, CONHJSLL.SVT£iJLiJJJ, PA. TBTUKSDAT, JA.TVXTAKY 2^, T.J3U. Prices and Prospects Coke Market Weakens in Keeping With Failure of Iron and Steel to Recover T,over Prices for Spot Furnace Cofce Follows Decline In Spot Foundry. PREMIUM GRADES HOLD To ?4.75-$4,So Knngej Heating Contln- nes Its Slow Improvement; Volume Small; By-Prodnct Con! Does Not Decrease; Movement on Contracts. Special to Tha Courier, P1TTSBURO, Jan. S3.--In keeping ·with the dullness in Industry .generally and the failure of the iron ami ot*»l trade to experience more ttun a modicum ot Its usual seasonal recovery after year-end hrUneB», tlve coko market Is weak, A 35-cont decline lu epot foundry coko prices reported la»t week is now followed by lower quotations ou spot furnace coke, which may now bo called $2.60 to ?2.W), agatnat $2.60 to $2.65 formerly quoted. Vw lour weeks past, references h*v« b*an made to th-e- willingness of an op*ro*or hero or thoro to shade ?2.GO If th*r*by an accumulation could bo disposed of In a single transaction '-but that *W Ttot make the quotable market bacauaa in such caa.} tho coke would no loa**r bo avai1at). Now, however, sine* th* desired lar;;e Inquiries did not Camion, small lots are nvailn'bto in «om« cases at down to $2.0, making that Ujriwo part ot the quotable market. From tho top prices of last year Ixjbh furnace and foundry coke for spot shipment are off BO cents but do- climes from last year's averages «.ro only about half a* much. So far ari Is observable, contract prices are not altered. In the case of ·furnace coke thre are not mny contracts running, so many furnaces 'be- inK out. There are suspicions that in .some contracts that were renewed as of January 1 some slight price concessions were made. In tho case of foundry coke, contracts are largely for the bettor or tho choice grades and prices on such cokes have not been modified. The '·premium brands," in particular, remain at $4.75 and $4.85, wlKM-e they havo been for a very long time. The ordinary trading market is f ·· ao .Spot f o u m l r j ?3.5UfP?4.00 Demand lor heating ooko iias continued Its slow improvement and is ilot yet really active. Quantities available are finite small, however, and there is Jittle doubt but that re- cinirements will Increase materially In the next Cow week«, nnd on that ground an advance Is predicted from the iresont level of say $2.25 tu ?2.3u. i The Pitt»lurg district coal market 4 has had no more than a small rtt- cuvery this month from the generally dull condition that characterized December. Movement of domestic coal i.4 better t h a n in the latter half of December but can scarcely be called Kood for t l i e time of year, m i l d weather being 1 an unfavorable in/Iu- oni'f. From the livst of tho inontli u n t i l a few clays ago temperature at 1'iltsburg averaged about 20 degree.-* above normal, making householder 0 / coal pike; hut so much longer and de- i'rea s tlns; the fequirements of largo buildings which receive coal daily or at short intervals 1 . Since tho slight deoMno reported lust week domestic lump ha.s. been quotable at $2.25 1o $2.-Ill but tho market does not look particularly strong at that range. Railroad coal requirements tic-en r u n n i n g lighter t'hls month than last, rt't'lc'i ting somewhat lighter freight t r a i n movement as well as mild weather. Coal demand of Wie «totl industry has inert abod somewhat, but not a groat deal, ritoel production in at say 10 to 15 po - cent gruator tonnage than tho average of December but it Is hardly up to the November average and is far below that ot 1 preceding months. By-producr, coal movement from the Oonnoilsvill-c- region IUIH not decreased nearly as much as steam and gas coal movement to steel mills, but it ban had some decline. There ban been almost no open market on by-product coal for months, requirements being taken care of by annual contracts expiring March 31. It is commonly thought that ConnellsvUlo coal sship- ·pe-rs) are doing better, considering coats and soiling prices, than Pitts- Inirg district coal shippers. Th.6 Valley pig iron market hus been undergoing a. slow increase in volume of sales, whJoh are still in small lota but are more numerous. The market cannot yet be called at all aetlve, having merely recovered from virtual .stagnation. Prices appear to be held perfectly. Tie Davidson Coke Iron Company blew out Its furnace on Neville Island, iu the Plttsburg district, Thursday of Jast week foi- rebuilding, which will require at lt»ast three niontha. Tho associated by-product coking plant stays tu oper itlon, though -presumably Baited. The Valley plK Iron market remains quotable «s follows: prices tielng f. o, b. Valley furnaces: $19.00 518.00 PRICES ARE TAKING PRECEDENCE OVER TONNAGE IN STEEL Unsteady With Price Declines In Some Linos; Coiojernt.lcm In Tho Trnda is Hot Goncmi. Special to The Courier, NEW YORK, Jan. 'i-3.--American Metal Market In its weekly Iron and steel review tomorrow will say: In the general steel situation tlhe matter of prk-es easily takes precedence over tho matter of tonnage as to new importance. Not only havo thare been various price decJIn-ee, but tho market in name lines is unsteady at the present time*. This la of prolonged Importance for the nioro easily prices decllno the more difficult It will bo for them to recover. Tonnage, on the other band, may vary from time to Wine and at ,i given time Is of k-sfi significance. Tho weakening of steel prices sihows that tho talk of cooperative epir.lt in whidh the atee! producers 'have so often Indulged is far from universal In application and fully confirms statements m«vde th it the industry needs better merchandising -methods. Some sellers no doubt hare been -courageous but enough have been laokrfng In that virtue to break the majority of th-e finished steil, markets. Some slight iecHne-3 occurred here and there last mmnver while of late tliero have been more and no important flnla'lied .'te 1 .product bus escaped except pipe and standard rails. In the products that have declined the average is about $3 00 per net ton -while allowing for tin stability in rails and pdpe tho average is in thc neighborhood of $2.50. The loss thus far Is relatively small but the increase in unit cost from lighter operation In a factor, an addlMoual factor being doubt whether prices cam now be stabilzed, although -strong hopes are entertained In Influential quarters. The rate of iteeJ ingot production Is pn-obably all of 65 per cent, which puts it back r.pproxlroatejy to tho pace at the end ot November. There has been an upward trend throughout ! the Jaist t^iree weeks but It is far J from clear that this will continue in tho familiar so.iaonal manner. Lines that ar-o now t'olng well wore also | doing well in December while t h e i automobile inchn-lry is supplying- only a little addition;! 1 tonnage relative to its performance at this date last veor. MORE ENGI11EEJRS ON WAY TO SOVIET RUSSIA _ _____ ^ ^ Another group of American engineers going to Soviet RuHsia is in Statistical Sunmary. PRODUCTION WEEK BSDING .TATttJAttY 18,1980, | WEEK ENDING- JANUARY li. 1030. DISTRICT CoiinollsrHlo ...___,..,_.__. Lower Councllsvllle .. TM^_.__.._ Totals .. . TM., _-TMTM..»_.___TM FURNACE OVENS Connpllsvtllf? , ,,,,.,,,,,.,,,, ,,.,.. Lovcr ConnellsTille ~~. ~z -Totals _ . .» ..... .__.-- MERCHANT OVBNS ConneHsTllle » Lower ConnellsTlllo Totals Orens l-t,010 11,818 25,828 10,79ft v 2,7 14 13,500 n,2,ir, 9,1H 12,81!) In 461 , 2,001/1 ' 2,402 / / Jl SSi 1 8flf ss'i 1,717 2,008 Ont 18,54ft f,817 28,866 10,715 2,480 18,145 2,884 7,887 10,221 Tons 5,050 25,320 80,1170 -. 850 6,800 0,150 4,200 20,020 \2*,220 OTOHS 14,010 11,818 2S,828 10,705 2,714 18,609 8,sir 0,104 12,819 In 477 1,881 2,358 80 28i KM 807 1,607 1,994: Out 1B/.83 »,0!J7 28,470 10,715 2,480 18,145 3,818 7,607 10,825 Tons 4,780 20,800 35,670 080 4,200 6,180 8,800 16,000 20,400 Production and Output PLANS FOR COMPLETE MECHANIZATION OF THE COALJNDliSTRY Shows DoflnUe Trend Toward Substitution of Machine For Hand Labor. PROGRESS MADE IN GERMANY "The coal industry te definitely committeed to complete mine mechanization," says Glonu B, Southward,' mechanization engineer of tho American Mining Congress. In a report ort the mechanization program f o r ' 1930 In the January Mining Congress .Jour-, nal, Mr. Southward saya It will cover engineering fitudlee, accident preven-, tion, training nnd education and cost 1 accounting methods u n d e r direction' of the national committee on mechan-! lieil mining operation through the | American Mining Congrwia. i "There are a sufficient number o f . mlnfifl which can produce the entire coal requirements of the country more \ economically with some form of me- , cluunlzod loading than with (he present 1 hand methods," he aaye. "'Hie t i m o is api'rqachiug whoii tho question a coal ' operator muat decide wll! be nft! wh-jther he can afford to mechanize, his mine, but whether he oan nfford not to." Mr. Southward In disoueing operating factors In conveyor mining, eays: "A conveyor u n i t provides a ! Btn'.lonary loading point -which n i r u p l l - j nc« tranaportntion in that it automa- tlco.l!y eliminates gathering hftulago UIK! mnkca contlnnoue loading possible. Such a. u n i t ahould produce as i large a tonnage as possible." Mechanization o£ coal rnineB in Germany ia outlined by Prof. Dr. Fr. COKE KRKroirr n VTEJS. The r r e l f f l i t rutca on oke f r o m tho C o n n e l i s v t l l e (llstrl -t, wlilcli I n c l u d p a w h u t i» official y k n o w n O B t h « C o n n e l t s v l l l t reiclou ( s o r n e t l m a a call«(l t h o 1 ftaln- tlla- I r i c t ) anJ tho Lower Conneils- v l l l a d i s t r i c t ( o f t e n c Ileil the K l t m d l k o a n d ' somoti-npa t h e W a s o n t o w n d i s t r i c t , t o p r i n c i p a l p o i n t s of s h l p n i « n t , ar i an f o l lows, n o r ton at 2,000 pounds, e f f e c t i v e J u l y 1, 1022: U P K t l n a t i u n . Rate, B n l U m o r o ................ 5«.21 B u r f a l o ................... 3.i'8 C a n t o n .................... 2.52 C l e v e l a n d ........ . ........ 2.77 C o l u m b u s ................. 2.77 D o t r o l t ................... 8.65 1C. St. J , o u l B ................ 4.64 Brio ...................... 2.77 IVarrlBburg ............... 2.90 J u l i e t ............ , ..... ,. . *.1G L o u U v t l l e ................. *.10 N a w V o r f c ................ 4.7U P l i i U t l e l p h t n ....... . ....... 3.BB J ' U U b u r K ................. 1.51 P o r t H e n r y , N. Y ....... . . 4.B4 P u r t A l a l t l a n d , Ont ........ 3.JJ5 I ' d U s l o v v n ............... 3 »S Hfln.d!!i« ............... ... 3.28' R i c h m o n d . Va. (B , O ..... '«,fll Ilichmonrt Va. ( P . H. H ) . . . 4.7fl H o u t h D e t h l o h e m ......... 3. Bit SwortsUxnd, 1'a .......... ,.. 3.BS T o l n d o . O ....... » .......... 3 2« W h e e l l n j f .................. 2.27 V a l l e y P o i n t n . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 7 Fruin O o n n c l l n v l l l e illnti let: t j i l l a d o l i i l i l a F. O, B. re»- aelal ...................... »3.02 B a l t i m o r e (,!·'. O. H veg. el*) 8.03 F r o m .Uitrohe d i s t r i c t : P h i l a d e l p h i a (F. O. B. ·/»·- s « l n i ..................... 2.8'Z H a l t h n o r e (V. O !1. vet iel« 2.81! STEEL INDUSTRY IS FEEUNG EFFECTS OF A NEWJJEADERSHIP Fhiancial Management Bringing Kecognitlon of Wow Factors in Trjitlo. A QUICKENING TAKING PLACE Future Legislat ve Probkms Affecting The Mining '1 ho ininlaf; induntry Is confronted. TIevbBt.enK.noer, director ot tho Berg- w i t h a number of aerlou. Tlie United States Steel Corporation, accounting for 24,500,000 tone of .steel annually, or 40 por cent of the coun- try'e capacity, is just now beginning to feel the effects of tn« new zeal brought to }t by Myron C. Taylor, chairman of Ito finance committee, a banker and a textile men, says Iron Trade Ravlcw. Cyrus Eaton, Cleveland investment banker," is the dominant figure in the new Republic Steel Company merger, involving 5,000,000 tone of ateel can paclty, which will be doubled if ccrai- panlea now under consideration' aloo are merged with it. A phao ot the now financial management of the steel is the new policy of tho indttfltry toward patent rights. The new etatnloHa steels, the continuous rolling of widn flat steel at a great eavlng, the continuous process for tin plating, tho new niethods of electrically welding pipe, the rolling of wide structural bamt, all Involve patent rlghta. The United States Steel Corporation, giant of the'industry, in the past year haa taken out two Important HconBC« from «mn!!er competitors. There IB scarcoly. an important producer not now licensed by another maker. Por the etodrholdei-B of ate«i cntor- priua financial management should mean greater profits ultimately. Stabilization of markets is being effected, now products offered to ing Up Been Made in Advance Real Trade Improvement schulo of and nr. C. H. FrU- , lecturer, Tochnlurho Hochsehule' of Alx-la-Chapellp. They point out tho advantages of concentrated m i n - ing In the d e n s e l y populated Kuhr district and frUite t h a t mechanization should reduce coats, decrease n r c l - j t i v o l y and conservatively, dciirs, and provide bettor working M i n i n g Ooiigr«.s J o u r n a l , conditions. Pick problems, j of thorn require leg Ration for j material* is being met. For the con( h o l r s o l u t i o n ; but t n e in lustry ban | BUnw . of lr)n and eN}el flnnnc , R , m R n . been r e l u c t a n t to urge co mldarntlois, Q g 0rnc nt promiee* to bring better proof necessary legislation n n . i l there I,} ducto more p r o m p t l y at k w p r CQBt _ Finance te bringing new leadership to steel. Long a partner in t h e Industry, It roruain silent while technical assurance piobiems will bs d e a l t wll these c o n s t r u e , pays tho has not y e t j wul , thc , t!iriff been extenelvoly replaced by machine | congroiMt p r n c l i r a l l y every thor quee- ining Industry To ftjake Purchases $350,000,000,1930 The '.ontrlibutlon of. tho mining' industry to the economic' situation In 1030 will be represented !y tlve ·pw- cJisae of materials, eq.udpni«nt and supplies to th* value of jia'BO.OOO.OOO. Statement of this eBect was madfl 1y the American MInJng Oongreen. ITI a report on the purchasing power of the industry. "Its tar flung 1 outpouts, reaching to every section of tho conn- try, hold treoaenxiouj saloa posslbili- ttce fOir maaiufactnied products of every d»scription," tbe statement says. "Th-0 dnduBtry, sew/nd among the fnndanvental todustr^es of this country,, oontributas 22 per cent of our federal income, 64 per cent of all freight on the railroad/a, and represents an investment ff moro than |12,- OOO,000,OOiO. Th« InOus-try la pasaing through a critical stage of ·d-evelop- nwnt, in -v?hloh tho nuo»t striking: factor, i» th« progresa of n«w science over tradition. Ttov\ honored nuetb- od/a dkwipp«4ir ov«r night »nI enlightened leaders are continiially asking for powor, better, fiater, and more economical -ways of doing things. To niamttaoturers wlw iecogi)iz« the ox- istenc* of this new tptrit of progrxj-g- alvenecs and who have the vifilwi to eap)taliz.e on th« forc*-s which are ably cultivating th-wo new domandu, un- llnrited B^les opportunities await. "PVom Maine to old Mexico and from th« Great Lakes to the Gnilf spreads tht« niighUy market--an, ern- plT'O of towns, and cities, mines and mills, railroads, etwumfl'hips and smelters. Here are more than ten ·thousand' mining properties coosu.m'liig manu- faotured products of aU descriptions ani oipon whlcb mor-j than 12,000,000 peopl-o are d«p«udont for th*ir livelihood." The roport grlves an analya-ia of the purchaaditg power of the, various branches of tho Industry--coa3, cop- pckr, iron, lead aud ziiic, gold and sil- vor, and nan-metallic, for each ot which are llfrted the number of mine operations, investment, amount and valiue of .products a.ad annual purchases of materials. Anthracite Tonnage And Wag;e* Expand Arithracito mine omployment creaflel three por cent between^ vombor and December and was 1.3 per in- No- culling In tbeso . . ton of Importance to (ho and chain conveyors are URCI for hand [{jugtry has be^n F Parlsi on Its way to Kharkov to super- · loatUng, the lous w u l l m i n i n g eystem vise tho openlnp up of a new cual mining district there. I,ouis VonlVr- with bsick filling predomlnntlng. "Mechanization of loading is one of tariff b i l l is passo.I at u l u l n g in. but if tho t) '.« sefifllon, tho InclliiBtinn to j-lvo at entlon brandt of Chirag), hoado the group o f ! tho next problems of Gorman conl pro- t h n mining Industry. 15 m i n i n g enpli.eers of tho Chicago j duction," their report says. "It will j Mpaeurec should bo con Idered Tho p a r l y j i n o f t probably be solved by changing | lho stabilization of tho r inlng Classified AdvorOsements plnXHl in the columns of Courier brlru; roaults. Try them. tnir firm of Allen Garcia, totals 30, i n c l u d i n g \vlves drert. and chil- Uso Clttsslticd Ada, Results quick) v .follow. Uso our clas;lflod advertisements, t h e present method of m i n i n g . T h a i d l l s t r y i p i u tlcularly iw, to nal and tn machine, otters advantages other than i bneo m f , t iils; legislation is needed for thofe ot direct economic*, lowering | t h e improvement of econo lie condl- the risk of accideuts by reducing tho' number of persons expected to them." and operating r.taffti were ricoriag im-, l; ent larger than In December, IMS, portnnt advances. Now, at a seein- perlmental work has culminated and steel haa tho most in yenra to offer In products nnd in enrvice, finance t o It has activiply intoreeted for in- Patronize, those who advertise. LIST OF COKE OVENS 15 THE CONNELLSVILLE DISTRICT With Their Owners, Address and Ovens hi Blast Corrected to Saturday, January 18, 11)80. In W«rk« A'nma ot O|ierntum. 100 ICO 40 o t Uo ·I8U aw 4UO A d i l a l d o liwiHy liUner 114 IbO 3S1 4UU 1:20 uuu 4UU ouu 002 1150 4SU auo 105 2 50 332 240 fiOO JltS U JJil. t U b O I l . . . . iJltn U r o v e . . l'uj t. Hill ____ if ei g u s n t i . . . . H u n u ' l i r i e a . . Alt. u r a u U J L ' k jMl. Pluituanl. M y i ra ...... . I s u u i a ..... . . . ulu or Wo. 1. . uln vr ^o. 2, . C l i or Wo. B.. lies. -re ...... C a l u m e t . . . . . C u l l l t o f . . . . . . . . C o n u n e n t a l 1. Coin inuiual 2. . Cro. slatul . . n . iJOl )tliy . ...... Hiic,a No. 1... ilucia No. 3... 11'uii.utLor . . , . j u n O.IK ...... K y l u . . . . . . . . . I j t i b o u r i n t 1.. J.oi^'jiu UIK 'J.. . l.uit j u r i n e 'd.. l.oti u ........ l.uu.ont. No, 1. l,tiii onl iN'o. S. Corraao Coal t Cok« I n t . . Alt. PICRSUJM. Coke Co U v r t z i H i u r - i a t a C u r r a d o Cu.il . Coke int. C o n ^ d o Coal ac Coku I n t . Klin G r o \ o Coal Cok« Co C u t i n e l l B v l l l e U r o e i i B u u r s 1 . U n i a i i i u w i i . C o i i n u l l a v l l l a C o n n a U a v l i l o corracio-suhtiiick. Cake Co. C u t u i c t i H v U l a C u i i a u i l s v i l l i t C. C. Co. ... C o i u t u l i a v i U u i t u i n y i i r u y Coul tic. Coku Co. L.I o u u s u u i u . W. J. i t a l t i u y , Ino J V B W l o r k .. Alt. Pltictauiii. Cuke Cu \ . r r u t t i i d O u r £ . l i r u \ t u i i u j d Coal Coko Co. U u l o i i L o w n . .,'elliu Cone Co. C u n i i a u h v l l l e U l i v e r u o i o u ^ f b t u o l Co. .. i ' l t t s i / u i f i ... O l i v u r At, Xs:i$ aur btcjoi Co. .. P n i a u ' U t f .., U l l v u r « o i i ^ a c r b t e o l Cu. .. i ' t t w o u m ... W. J. iuiiutiv, liic .\BW l o r k .. M a i ilu I :al I'liUilp.'i Ketl toad . . . Southwest 1 Trotter W h i t n e y W y j n .. YorRrun FUHNACJi. OVENS. H. C, F r j c k Coke Co. W. C. 1- r,ck C o k u Co. 11. C. PricJi Coko Co. 11, C, i'riuk u u k o Co. ii, C. i'nci\. Coiiu Co. 11. C. i'uuk Cotu Co. 11. C. Fuck coi^e Co. H. u. 1- nek Coke* vJo. iudm(.l.Bi'-C'\ .110 Coko 11, C. i''HUi i^ujits Co. ii, C. l^rit-ii. Coko Co. li. C. t'l'l-Jk Ookts Cu. 11. C. l'fluk Coka Co. 11. C. ii'rlLK Coiiy Co. ll. c. li'rtuk Coko Co. 11. C. Frlck Coke Co. H. C. Frick Coke Co. il. C. Frlck Coka Co. 11. C. Frlck Coke Co. II. C. F r i u K Cok« Co, 11. C. FrU;k C o k u Cii. II. C. h r l c k Coke Co. H. C. Frlck (Joke Cu. 11, C. Frluk Coku Co. 11 C. F r l r k Coke Co. 11. C. Frlck Coke Co. U. C. Prick (Joke Co. l £ o s u t i e r - C ' \ U l e Coko 11. C. Fra-k Coko Co. 11. C. Frlck (Joko Co. 11. C. Frick Coke Co. Co P u t s u u r g . P l t l B U U l j,. P H i a u u t P U t a u u i i I ' l t l t i u U I 1'ittauUi j£. I'll la 1 ' i U K U u r j j . P l u m u r s . 1 ' l t t s u u r n r . I ' l t L K U U I |f, I ' l u i i i i u r g , Pitus-lnirg-. Uona In gold and Bllvor, n lulug, and eep^cially for the encourae unont and s t i m u l a t i o n of gold m i n i n g and eome change In the Income tax 1 w la necessary in ordor that t h e "d* )lotlon" or "rot u r n ot er.piUU" prnviait i may apply equitably to nil Imuic ieu of tho industry and in the CESCH of all m i n i n g taxpayers. I n addition, CotigreHa should make iiiich changed 1,1 tho public land lawfi n;i to permit the froeat nnl largcet possible dovalo imetit t.nd exploitation ot mineral rcat ircea con- btetont with liound public po icy. Prosperity In m i n i n g Is o .scntlil to prosperity in other branch' s of industry, and perhaps just : 3 vital to I ho prosperity of tlio cou try as is* prosperity in agriculture. t can not bo said that ngrlcivltu.ro en i Ixs proa- porous w h u n llio mining i idiKitry ia depressed; and leprcsn!on ( r lethargy in the m i n i n g Induelry aldo lias ,-i far- rBaciiing- effect upon tho profitable operation of the nation's ,1 -ansporta- lion riyn-tpina as woli as of tl e county's iiianufactinos. Among tho trends in I n d istry considered ot tho a n n u a l con 'ention of the- American Mining Congn as, that of taxation was given an 1m por ant place. I t ' wae shown that tlio nt tural re- sourcca ami related i n d u a f v ee pixy in taxjt to the Feierai, etato and local government a total of app oximatoly eight, huiKlred m i l l i o n dolla -e, or an amount almost equal to the total cost of the- Federal Governuicn prior to the World War. Tho m i a i n r ; and other n a t u r a l resotiice Industries can bear this burden of taxatk 'i without scrioufi liandehlp if permit 1 ed to de- vlop and expand and regt late their production coincident with n id to meat the needs of changed ccono lie eomli- Soy Bean V a l u u b t . vtf tins soy bcnn o. ilin more uses to Irs credli t h u i i for i n y other cereal or vefretdlile. K (jnn dcs inilte, floiii, iniirjiiirine, clnM-se, inr:i nx fmnlq, custnrd pnwder, siil;iit n i l , mi I Miy, Mm basld for sn;ips. piilnlsi en.j iels, varnishes. luiiricant.s p r u u l i i s ii ks, celluloid, r u h h p r a u h s t i r u i p s m i l .-Ijrerice, itself in ' tn reports received by the anthracite bureau of Information from 155 collieries. Similarly; wage payments -were almost 2C per cent larger in December than in November and nearly 19 per over those ot a year 'earlier, lu- Is Not of Sncli Volume as t( Have Dangerous Effect, Bnt That Is TriendU LOSS IN WEEKLY OUTPUT As Compared -vrltti Yonr A#o la Heavy: Total rrodnctlon for Year to Dale HUH Decreased I08,K50 Tons, 01 181.8 Per Cent, a. Marked CJuuigc. In !he speeding n i p ol eoko pwxiuc- itioii the'oporators ot tho ConnoU0vill' Hogioa have ©videndy raado theii change in policy somewhat too oarly. Market oonditlone have not y«t developed to tho 'point which maikect enlarged output a real necessity. The anticipated changes in tills direction liave not yet boen fuJIy realized, much as there hae been hopo that the market would take on renewed, activity in measure at least. managem.nt;and is supplementing tho potentialities of t h r j mills with a vision of merchandtejng. Already tho e n t i r e Iron and nteel Industry ta experiencing n quickening. Continued on next dico-ting a grsater ra e of productive activity. This Increase both.in employment and wn.?e dit.bun^emonts was decidedly in contrast with' the downward trend between November and December, 1928. I/IST OF COKE OVENS IN THE LOWER CONNELLSVILLE DISTRICT The augmented production of coko has not, however, been tn such volume Hi to dangerously influence tho market, 'but tfretro alwaya is mandfest a very keen desire to take advantage of the over-production. This has not · yet reached a considerable volume but ths fact remains that It Is trending in the wrong direction, so far as it r p - ' Jates to the interests of tho producers. Last week there was roauimrp-tion ot two idle plants and addition, to the active oven list ot another operation in tho" Lower Connellsvllle district. Despite the fact that some other plants held their Boh«du,les to four and five day* there wa/s a #atn in regional output tx a total of 30,370 tons, an increase of'.1,700 tons over fcha preceding woek. Of thla gain 970 tons wa.i credited lo the furnace plants aiid 3,730 tons to too merchants. The weekly tonnage continues, however, to bo very much lower than a year a«o. In the corresponding week In January, 1020, the, total was 62,970 tons, or almost tiareo times that of last week. Tho cumtilttvo production for the year to data haa been but 80,460 tons,'as compared w.lth, ISS.'JlU tons last year. Thla represents a loss in 1930 of J 08,460 tons, or 134.S per cent. The estimated* production of boeiaivo coke during the, week oud«l Saturday January 18, was 30,870 tons, divided between the two -districts as follows- ConnellsviUo, 5,050, an,increase of 270 tons; Ixwor Conne-Usville, 26,320, an Increase of 4,630 tons, or a total in- oreaso of 4,700 tona, as oonrpared Trtth a total Increase- of 1,2«0 tons duitag th* jxrecedlng week. ^By Interests the production iras: FnriiHce, 6,150, a gain of 970 tons; merchant, 24,2*0 a gala of. 8.TOO tans, as c'ompared with gains of 610 and 750 toaa reenectlvely during th^ \roek endpI January 11. There was a net gate oC 10-4 tn the nunvbor of active ovens, *h« cdiangea of -the week having been, as follows- In, Hum'pbreys, W; AlJison No. 2, 80· Shamrock, 30; Tower H1J1 No. 2, 7n)| total, U8. Out, Meyers, 32, mattoK the net loss 104. Tho production by the merchant and furnace interests and the total compared with the correapondlng- weak In 1929 is shown herewith: Week flier. jpn r 'jpot^i M , Jdii. 4.. 10,740 4.6TO 24,410 64,800 Jail. 11.. 20,41)0 fl,iSO 3B670 eSB4 Jan. IS..21.280 0,100 ? 0 '$ ^ With Tliolr Owners, Address and Ovens In Blast Corrected to Saturday, January 18, 1980. In Worlt» JVnino of Operatoro. jtddreM 20S aou us 203 118 J.UU 1S2 U-k 0.1U 100 U J O aeo 200 'MO 300 USD Ml 0.* S'JO iOU ·iao tiU HH 101 1JO ;su 4OO 3'J-l 4 G U 10S 1IWJ U10 300 l,lnuoln Marlon Ml. Hope Uhl Home 1UO ao 70 5U 4(1(1 40O M E R C H A N T OVENS. - A l l i s o n No. 1... W. J. K n l n e y , Ino Nt w York Allison No. '2... W, J. K u l n c y , Ino Nt w T u r k ....... A.Ulson No. K . .. W. J. lialDey, .Inc N i w York A m e r i c a n 1 Baton Cual Co , W U B b u r s American '1,..., Uaton Goal Co J'litaburg ........ O u n t u r y C e n t u r y Coke Co J3t o w n a v l l l e ...... GryBia.1 Heel*. Goal Coko Co P i u s b u r g D o n a l d i 2 . . . W h y o l Coko Co U u l u n t o w n Uonakl 3 W h y e l Coke Co. U n l o i u o w n K d n a Waltersburg Coko Co U m o n t o w n Eleu.nor Stern Coal Coke Co. ..... U) l o n t o w n Jfosuir BouUi l'ayeU6 Coko Co. ;.., U n i o n town JTrceilom ...... l l f t p u b h u Coal Coke Co.. . C o t i n c l l a v l l l e , . , . , Garwooi! A o t n a - C ' v l U e Coko Co C-onnelisvillo ..... Orlllln No. 1... Heela Coal Coke Co Piusijurur Orlllln No. a . . . . llucla Coal Coke Co P l . t s O u r i r ........ l l e r b o r t C ' v l l l o C e n t f t t J Coko Co. ... Pi.tsbur«-» ........ Hope l l u p o C o k u Co H u u U - a d ...,,... l i u f t o u d - S a i i i a n » 'C. cfc C. Co. U i , l o n t o w n JLvubeila JUoalu Coul . Coke Co. .... U i l o n l t n v n Atlaa Coke Co U r l u n t o w n ..",...! W b f i e l f n j j Hteei C o r p o r a t i o n . . iu l u n Lincoln Coal Coko Co ^ C'vllle C e n t r a l Coke Co fi L u z u r n e Coal Coke Co Pi tioulliera C ' \ i l l e Coko Co.... Co i n e l l a v i l l d Snov,clun Coke Co U i i o n t o u n W. J. Rainey. Inc U n l a n t o M n A m e r i c a n Cuke C rporiitlou ( J r . i u i u u M n P u r l t t t i i Coke Co. U i . l u u i u w n P u r i t a n Coke C o . , U i i o m u u a iHirltun Colcu Co. U n l o n i o v \ i i J r - u i u a u Coke Co U n l o n i o n n 1'olanJ Cual Co P l u u b u i « ........ .Rich Hill Cual C o k e Co... UuU:ru{ H. H. tiaLkutt Coal C. Co.. b a U U U u t d B o u r n a - J j ' u l l e r Coke C o U i n u n i u u n K u y e t t o Coke Co U n i o i u o w t i C o n s o l i d a t e d Coku Co 1 Thompson C ' v i l l e CoKe Co.. i K a s t e r u Colia Co Pmsuurjf T o w e r Hill C'vllle Coko Co. U i H o n i o v v n WasulnKton Coal Coks Co.. un wson .. W a s h i n g t o n Coal CoKo Co.. Uaw.-ion .. i-'LTvXACIC OVIi.N.S. M u n e s a e n Coal Cokis Co... A l . c l a , t'ny, (Jo. 11. C. Frick Ooko Cfj Piu-tliurg- I ' e i i b u I t r l i a n o c Cuke Furrioxa Cc P ' l t f t b u r i f U ^ L i r t h H. t:. .Krlck C u k e Co ' i - ' o u t c U a l a H 1 c. Krlck Coko Co ' r , L i e \ a McKeati'ey Coal Co i w c i - t o u l a , Ohio l l c p u b H c , l i u ) j i i n ! l c I r o n la. Steel Co... I M t u b u r * T h o m p a o n 1 . . . . K c i l - a o n a C o a l . C o k « Co... ' t ' l - i M j u i j f P u r i t a n 1 -. i j umj.u No. -i. P u r i t a n No, j. i j u r u a n No. 0. Poland ....... HiUi Hill ..... baulieu ....... heui'iy ;it ...... S h a m r o c k . . . . lifsrUnB ...... T h o m p s o n 2. . . T o w e r H i l l 1,. T o w e r l i i i l - . . 1. to Loss inao to Dat» .0.08,400 NEW TYPE OF LOCOMOTIVE DEVELOPEDjN ENGLAND A new type of locomotive for express passenger service has recently been developed by the Jxmdon North Eastern Hallway. Tho design wa« adopted in toots made on a modo! in a wind flume, with air currents ot speode tip lo 60 miles per hour, Jt we« stated. Tho locomotive has Ihrso boilers, boat shaped nt the front, which function a« one. It possesses tho unusually high boilor pressure of 450 pound* per square inch, which has never be- foro been attempted with any British locomotive. Thie pressure requires steol rastings for the cylinders which are 12 inches in diameter. The out- .side Jow pressure ot locomotives for British railways ha b been between 200 and 250 pounds per bcjuare inch. The object of using high pressure is fuel economy. The locomotive ha« a 25-inch stroko and is a 4-cylinder compound. Siberian Klondike Awaits Miners' Rush A "Siberian Klondike" awaiU «le- velupnif.nl In tho Vukutbk region, according to iToi'. A. oimiclieff who h«ukd an A«ulijiy of Science oxpe- d U I o n thero Itetwopii flu. rh'*r.i l n I j K I r k ; i and Kulim:i !n n o r t h e a f l t e r n Siberia ho found a gold aroa of at least 100.00U flqn'ii-0 m i l f s w h i c h he duj-crlhei, n* pot«idiilly a m o n g f h o ri-!'c«-l sourrcs "f t h f p r o r i o u s m r t a l in l h » ivorM,

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