The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on February 13, 1930 · Page 12
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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I'AUl-J TWELVE. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNEL ^SVILLE, PA. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1930. Weekly Review of the Coke Trade Prices and Prospects Coke Market Registers Distinct Improvement In Important Respect: Spot Foruacc Fri« Higher, Heatfng, 1 ami Foundry Grades Move Freely. ACCUMULATIONS OJEARED Gains Not in Proportion to ment lu Steci But Will JCTelop in Larger Volnmo; rtttabarsr Coal Still in Unsatisfactory Condition. Spcc-al to Tho Courier. PTTSBUBG. Feb. 13.---The coke market has reglstored a distinct Improvement i a the past wook in sove-ral respects. Spot luwxaco oake i» quotable at a higher taartoet range, heating coke has moved rather freely aud there is further increase in the volume of foundry ?oka. Tbe recent nescumuLittons of standard grade ."-nrnace coke, although by no vneans large, depressad the »pot market to a range ot $350 to $2.60. Tho Sbccumulatioiia wero not larfie but tbo maritot showed llttte absorbing powex. These accumulations eee-m to be all goa-3, at any rate $2.60 is tne mtuimiua n standard grade cok© and the market may be called 12.60 to $2,65. Sin;lo carload consumers asiy hare to pay up to $2.75. Heating coke moved vory freely in th« latter part ot last weok, although it ooa not altogbther kopt up the pace this! week Accumulations appear to liavi been all worked oft and prices are- a trife higher a though they £re not yet where they nhould be for a well balanced market, selling pressure being still rather strong. 'f here in soaae farther Improvement all arounl in the movement of, foundry coke, both as to spot sales and as to consu nors' requirements against contracts Prices sbow no change. Tho loun irtes are not really busy as yet but they are doing rnseh bettor tliari ia Oecem-ber, which was a de- (lU-odly roor month in foundry coko. Tho mar Hot is now ijnotabto as follows: f u r n ice \ f o u r dry rf3.50((fl»4.0 Thus !ar the coko trado has experienced Uttlo improvement relative to t h e gain* reported in the steel trade but it is ox-pected that in tiroo this will wonk out as further improvement in steel Is fully counted upon. Tho Jones baughlin Steel Corporation htus blown in two blast f u r - naces, g-ving it 10 operating out ot 12. The Pittsburg district as a whole shows 3 I furnaces in blaa-t. The T'tttsburg district coal market ha« nho'vn no improvement during tho ·week, retaining tho unsatisfactory condition.' that characterised January, w h i c h was nimply not nearly no poor ;i month as December. The autn totul ot detn ind has not visibly Increased and is probably off somewat from a fortnight ago, while prices are quoted very cJoftely and are barely at a level to «tratle producers to break even. Railroad baa slipped, on the -whole, being loss than a fortnight ago. At the en l of last week the t/ake Brie stopped »niptnents o:; all its coal en- Sagsan-'ats, having on truck more than two -weks' supply. Ooal for the industries-, is moving just a littlo better t h a n i~ month ago, though of course there is an improvement over December. Demand for domestic coal Utus un- dergoi o a distinct increase. Hetall dealers are- buying very guardedly, generally u. single carload at a time. Aa a rule they are i-unning with ai meet »JN stocks, and 1 tremently when a carload is sought shipment the same day is demanded and this can generally be obtained from one producer or STEEL MARKET SHOWS A NORMAL AVERAGE FOR TIME OF YEAR The Extwpon It the Automobile Jln- dustry; Ingot Production OffU dally Rated 7G-77 Per Cent. Special t. The Courier. KHW YORK, Keb. 11.--American Metal JSarlvet in its -weekly iron and steel review tomorrow will say: Kvidenceo hav* multiplied that there is practically a normal average stool market for the t i m e of year, with iho single important excoptioa that tho aiiloinobile iiKhj; try to not taking steel tit its lull averaj e rale for the .time «·£ year. There is no rccaslon to attempt to explain why ate 1 in doiiiR better Uian other induetriee taken as a whole, for the fact ia that it In riot. Apparently more depression baa fraen, pictured in other Industrie than is really tbe case. There ih no overproduction or steel or laying 'n of stocks. In other words tho stee being made is being Stoel ingot r reduction in January avonLged 140,00 ) tons por working day while the rate now is about 150,000 tons, apprcxln ately the same thie week at last. The current rate in about 30 per c nt over the Dec-ember average and AT proxlmates the rate on October 31, w! llo it. ia approximately 16 per cent un ter the average for the entire year IU :f). By the official capacity rating i reduction is at 75 to 77 per cent, but ly the forthcoming capacity rating, or the present tirno, tho rate would be 73 to 74 per cent, Tho United States Ste^l Corporation's January unfilled tonnage increases in the throo montliK preceding were due to ai ual rail ordors for forward deliver}, while January represented curren business. Steel taken by the automobile industry last y ar amounted to scarcely rn-ore than. 15 ior cent of present steol making capa ity. Thus alackn-oaa In the automob.le industry i not A paramount importance in stool. i "While finii led wtecl prices are not i perfectly ste. dy they have been doing very well In the last fortnight by com- I parifion with previous declines. Nails j are down as;, in, but by only five cents a keg, to m «t a highly cohrpetitive situation. Bl- ck and galvanised sheets havo Ivecotm steady if not absolutely firm. Statistical Sumi nary. PRODUCTION DISTRICT ComiellsviUe __ Lower ConnellsvlUc _ totals WEEK ENDING FEBRUARY 8. 1080.| W K B K ^5I)ING FEBRUARY 1, 1»»0. Ovens In 14,010 471 11,818 25,828 FOKNACE OVENS ConnellftvIUe ___ Lower ConuollsviUo Totals MERCHANT OVKNS ConnellsvllJe Lower ConueUsvilfo Totals , . 10,795 2,714 512 SOU 8,315 11,101 12,310 1,952 lit 58!» .554 Tons M80 2»,2W Oft"! 31,8SO 713 103 117 ,8154 162 1,080 4,600 5,6^0 4/wO 24,600 ,076 W,lt50 ·Svens 14,010 11,818 25,828 10,705 2,714 J«,50» 8#«5 »,1M 1M1» III 4«t 2,0219 2,490 80 813 3JW 381 1,717 2,098 Oat 1.V40 9,7 8» iiyws 19,715 2,403 13,117 3,881 ,7,887 10,231 Tons 4,970 26,320 31,190 870 4,500 M70 4,100 21,720 25*820 ,-*****·, Production and Output Another and Larger Gain In Coke Production Took Place During Last Week SEEK RE-OPENING CASE INVOLVING LAKE CARGO COAL Ponnsylvania and Ohio Operators to Fight for -la-Cent Differential. R. R'S NULLIFIED I. C. C'S DECREE Orders Broker to "Buy More Margin*", Charles M Srhwab told* a good little Ktory arlsln ; out of the recent stock market deb; cle. He sayn a lady w h o i bad been ru minp an account in stocke j was caiU'il tp by hor broker one day! to nusigeHt bat «ho had better "get a littlo more ncirgin." She repll' d that in vlow of (he condition of th i market «he foil she had invested ai out all she could, but the broker rep *ted h!a Buggestion, pnt- tin? )t as j'liklly ae he could. Finally s '.n said: "Oh, well, I don't, know "wht'^er it's any good or no!, hut I'll follow your advico, ao go ahead and buy me some more margins." on domestic coal arc oft a trifle, a.i some good coal can bo picked up at $2.10, raaJtUMj tho market range on good grade' PiUsburg district do- me»tic lamp $3.10 to $2,25, against $245 to ?25 ijaotod a week ago and i fiAt before that. ;»j ooal!«' 4oia« fiairly well, .bringing tl.BO t» $L90, according to preparation, for 1x4 Inch, while stove is also doing ^rott at $1.40 to 11.75 for 1l-8-:2 1-2 it eh, Unless tJM' weather averages un- iiHaaily bad the domestic coal soaaon has not muc i more actlvjty ahead, but indai.trial and railroad requirements! arw xpecte? to increase. Pi r iron · narkets in gt-norai are gradually increasing in activity, though in a very mild way. While Cleveland furnaces may hnvo made soono sales in January for forward delivery, Ux Valley market in general hoe been conflnud 'to small prompt lots, which iitinjply grow somewhat inora numerous from week, to wee-k. Kourulriee «eo w ooeasron to cover for the future aincy they can always se- curo immediate shipment when desired, ind aa to prices they feel there ia no chance ot advances whtto the market Is not Insured against aecl- donj. PrlexMi, f.. o. b. Valley furnace**, are tho same a» quotable 0la.ce tho s.dvancoa of last May: T i e « i mer . , . . , . » . - . · - - - - - - · - - - - $19.00 A V n . t d r y Ten MlflJott Tlvnt Yong*to«ni. Yorrnjirstowrn Sto^at* TsbftOonv- antaintw'«d tt vSH twSM tesms- In The lake cargo case, which Peun- sy'vania and Ohio ooal operators Cough t for more than five year* before the Interstate Commerce Conuniesiot and carried to the Supreme Court a ycir Ago, will be reopened. Throe previous proceedings went broxight before the Interstate Com- ·inorce Commiasion ia tho past eoven yara "or a 45-oent differentiel be- tveen freight rates on ooal from Pennsylvania and Ohks and ooal from Siitrthern TVeet Virginia, eastern Ken- tv«ky, Vtrginiii and Tennessee. Tho commission approved the differential, which gave the norOiem producers a freight rate lower by 45 ojnte than that paid by the southern operator*? on shipments to tho Great Lakes; The oommlsBionYf decree, however, was nullified when the railroade 1'ivolved, by setting compromise rates, ret the differential at 35 ccnus, at which it now stinds. J. D. A. Morrow, preaident ot the" IMttsburg Coal Oompany, naid that (he new lake cargo case It not yet !raivn, as the decision to bring the proceedings attacking the present rate aad jast beed iaade, "We want the rates ont of this district that we ought to get, and which tho commission eaid we ought to have." Mr. Morrow declared. "We wont only what is JnAt and rigrht." In 8-ummariziag the htetory of the lake c jar go case, the ootrference save out the following statement: "It will he rccallf-d that in 1927 Western Pennsylvania and Ohio lake cargo ooal rates were rednoed 20 cents per tnn by order ot the Interstate Commerce CommteBion. Subsequently the railroade sorrtnR the PUteburg and Ohio districts, acting in spite of tho connni«s!on's decision, entred into a compromise with the railroads fierving t\ie competing districts in Wiwet Virginia and Kentucky as a result of wbkih the Pitteburg- and Ohio districts wore deprived of half of the relief granted to them by the Interstate Commerce Commiwsioiu The Western Penanylranla and Ohio dtetricts at all ticiee vigorously opposed this compromise by the railroads." The ratce awarded by the Interstate Commerce Cotomfcaion were 11.46 par toa fronj Pittebiirs: ami $1.01 per ton. Continued on next page. COKE fRKIGHTr RA fES. Th« frsljrht ralas on r.r He from the C o n n o i i s v i l l e r l m l r i o . which includes %vhal is official! k n o v ^ n as tho C u n n t l l s v l l l a raglon (»om«tlmen ca]lot tho b. Bin dt"- trSct) and tlie 3-.owor onnells- vlll* district (often ca led the JfClondlko and soroctii ici the AfasonU'wn i l l w t r l c t to rinclpal points of shlpro-int, art aa f o l lows, per ton or 2,0X pounds, tiftectlva J u l y I, I03S!: D e s t i n a t i o n . nato. Baltimore ................ »3.21 Buffrilo ................... . 3.28 Canton .................. 2.52 Chicago .............. . ..... t.!6 ClPveland ................. 2.77 Coturabua ......... . ....... 2.77 JJetrolt ............. . ..... 3,95 K. St. l^ouis ... ............ 4.64 Krlo ...................... 2.TT })!arrlsbnrg: ............... 2.00 Jolint ........ . ........... 4.16 I^oulsvlllt ................ 4.10 Milwaukee ................ 4.79 New YorSt ................ 4.TO F'luJadoJprtia ............. 3.58 rittsburu ---- c ............. JJ»i Port Jlonry. N, T .......... 4.54 Port Maitland, Ont ........ '. 3.2S I'OUstwwii ............... 3.28 Koadlng ................. 3.2S Hlchmoftd, Vo. (B. c C ) ____ 4.60 Richmond, Va. (P. R. ;.) . . . 4.70 South Buthlehcm ......... 3,68 Swedcland, Pa. ., .......... 3,53 Toledo, O ............ ... 3,2S W h c r l i n , ^ ................ 2.27 Valley Points ............ 2.27 From GonnoUavllle d)- trtet: I'btUdolDhla (y. O. I Tea- sola) .......... ............ 43,02 BaHlrars-e (F. O. B, V ws«ila) 3.02 From L.xtrobe dl»trlc( Philadelphia (F. O. 1 vc»- **ls . * ................. ... 2.S2 Baltimore (»'. O. B. eoaels 2.82 A WIDE YARD TY OF TOPICS AT BtEETINfi MMI*GC(IN6RESS Mechanhiation, Co ii Cleaning Training of Men and Other MANY EXHII UTS OF MAC HINERY 3.IST OF COKE OVENS IK THE CONNELLSVILLE DISTRICT With Tlielr Owners, Address and Ovens iu Blast Corrected to Saturday, February 8, OVCIIM (n Works Niune of Operat 100 18-4 300 ,100 ,10 U1U H- tn 400 Bcatly Bitner Ktra Ui-uva Jt'urt liill i U H u m p h r i e s (50 Ait. i»raJiiu 10 10 .'Jt ·100 iWO I'M uuu 355 ·JAb JUO 41HJ oOO 5ua 301 227 asm 1W5 400 844 UOO S2 240 600 245 10.705 M y e r s Itullio Uiiver .No. .1.. U l i v t r No. 2. . C11V.H- No. li. I t e v u r c Calumet. CoUitr i . . ConUncnia] I. CoiitiUtJiil.a.i X . . T OViflNK. Coal coke Jut... J41. .'-"leasant Coko Co. ..... JJurU imuresta ........... Corrjwto Cuiil Si Coke Int. . Curtido Coal u CuKe ini. , Jiilut Urove Coal Si Coke Co. Jorrado-acti«neic Cuke Co... CoiuiollaviUe C. C, Co. ... Humphrey Coal Coko Co. W. J. ilaancy, Inc ..... .'.,. Ale. J-MiutiiuH CuKa C o . . , . , . . liro ^tiiie Id Cafcl at V"*te Jo. ».ollio Coko Co ............. u i l \ a r it isnydtr toteel Co. .. Oii»er . *uyi-r fatuui Co. ,. OlUor fa/iyUt-r Jjlooi Co. .. \Y. i. Haiuoy. inc ........... U u l u i u o w n ConncUavUle' CouuellavUle Cojuie'l»vLUe ConncileviUe IMOW ioru. .,, Uruenauurs; Uniontown ., Outiutniavule 1'Ulaliuru ... Vlttsbiu's ... 1'jltsfjurjf ... UoruUiy Jiecla iNo. 1,.. iiecttt Wo, 3, .. I . . . 1TU.RNAC1S OVENS. H. O. Friclt Coke Co. il. 'J, I'liUn. Coke Co, U, 'J. I'ill-U. COkd Cu. Ji. w, i'l'.oit Coko Co. Xi. J. i' rjcii UOKO Co. i-1. C. n'licK. Coke Co. ii. U. i'l'wH Co\io Co, it, v;. .Knelt COKO Co. j diuata K y l o jL.olih Ifo. I... No. y . . M u t u a l Cllph«nt FhUllpe Southw«»t 1 Stand-trd ... Trottar ..»,. Unitod. Whitney ... Wynn ..,,». Yortotm . .. ,ii. U. ^'ricis Cona Co. H. U. b'ricK. uoka uo. 1-1. C. i-'riuk Coko Co. li. C. l*'rJck CoXe Co. li. c. *'rict« Coke Co, ii. c. Jj'ricK. Coka Co. li. C. Friojt Coke Co. I. C. f FrK,Jt Coke Co. H. C. Vrlclc Coka Co. il. C. i'ricJt Coka Co. H. C. Ju'riok Coke Co. il. O. Krick Coko Co. li. C. i'rU-k Cok« Co. H. C. i'tick Cuko Co. M, C. F r k k Cuke Co. H. C. tfrlck Coko Co. 11. C. ITrlc-k Coka Co. Ji. C. tl«k Oako Co. Uontottar-C-vAUa Cake Co.. H C. Kflijk Colt« Co , H a Krink. Ook» Co 3?iU»lVurjr. H. C. Jrs4ek-*3oik« Co. · · · I'll IB LIU i « i-'Hiauurjj. 1'UisoUigr. · I'itlsburjr. The line iners pro -nun of t h e I Seventh Annuc'.l Conv 'ation of Practical 3oal Onoratin? Men ot the I American Mining Con; reea, *» be held in Cincinnati, Vlay 5 t 9, iti conjunction with the Nation* 1 Exposition of Coal Mlsjing Eqnipme it, which prom- tsea to e-XTOftiJ ell pa * years in. eize aad attoodain«8k will include many eubjecl.fl of -«ttil hnpo tance to tite in- duetry iiEl rtill bo p eseated by men who ar« ocuiaidered he leaders iu their BpecifA /teldc. It was dflcided at recent meeting of tbo pro|;r»m com alttee held in Pittaburg, that (he ft ilowiog eabjects would be fly-en speci il consideration: A general roiew of jonditions in the coal mining tn«iu«tr; , mechanization, coal cleaning, ooal (reparation, personal training, ooat a .-counting, safety, transportation and i aintenance. Special addr^38ii on th. se topics will be followwl by open 6 scufisions and a complete oonsiderat on of every detail is promised. Tho conwmttoe at the present time hae definitely sclnx 1 ated a list of speakers wbx will p -iwent the following papers: "Mecha lined Mining," by G. B. Southward, m chtujizutlon engineer ot tnj£ Amerit an Mining Congress; "aut'fitics oi Mechaaized Mining," by F. G Try n, of the United State* Bureau of Mines; "Developments In Puol Utili: ition," by Howard N. Bavcrujor, of 1M csbtirK; "Bovelop- mcnte in M'ning Tiachincry in tbe Ucitthl HtaU« and Jurope," hy W. H. Ka-itail, ghiyf of tb Induetrial Machinery Division of the United States Department of Com aerce; "A National Surwy ot V/h;it la Being Done by the* Industry in Train! g men," hy Dr. J. J. Kuthlodge of th- Maryland Bureau of Mines'; "Rlat1 n of Mechanical Mining to Safety," iy Dr. L. E. Young, vice-presidt-nt of t ie Pitteburg Coal Company, and "Plr sical Examinations in IteJafion to Ac Went Prevention," by T. T5. Ughtfoo of the Koppera Company. Others papers will be presented as follows: "Kaci Preparation and Description of a .leahanieal Ixsading: Operation;'' "A O; therlng Method Defor Me ijanized lioading;" "Power at the xxading Mat'hinf;" "Keoplug Ooijta ai d StaUatice in Cou- necttou with Me itmalseU tx*dijig;" aa iu Long Haulage," "Matntonan e Repairs and Lubrication;" "Jncre. sing Capacity Mine Ivocomo ive Haulage Strip 'Traini g Men nf Facp;" flic 1 M h P School O r t t f i n n t n ; " Ik* «e« nm! C.ntichinK ,^* * f E!itr.v 1)» felopmortt, with Coti- JB nut p«fr«- CENSUS WILL COVER MINING AND RELATED INDUSTRIES FULLY Collection of Information Under Direction Special Supervisors. DISTRIBUTION TO BE EMPHASIZED Mining, quarrying, manufacturiajK, wholesaling; and scanned carefully retailing will by the army be oi ceneue canvafisera. Not only will the data be gathered in detail, but it will be famished to the public as soon as It can be prepared ia order that it will be of tucr»a8«id value by rcaeon of its being current. Uftre all census material in 13s past, the information wiU be published In «uch form that individual opisratione will not be dieclosed. So tto« law which requires buelnees and. indutitry to furniah the information probities protection by requiring the Bure«wi to keep ittdiridual returns confident.ial, not to be revealed to any other eource, governmental or othor- The ceaasna work on mining, manufacturing and dlntr I button, etc., haa been divided into two major divisions. The first will be confined to cities e*- oeodSfls 10,000 fat popolauo'], to be done by a specially organized torce. The Mcotid relates to work to be done in roral sections and in tovroe ot leas than 10,000 ·popnlatkm, to be done by the o«wa3 population and agricultural eotrmefatfina. There wfll be between 1,000 and 5,000 ·workers in the first specially organised group covering tfae city districts aad there will be approximately 60,000 in population districts lix the rural gronpe and in towna of Teen than 10,000. As many of tbeee will be iMed lor the mlndng, manufacturing aud distribution ccnaus as will be necessary. In all the population, fleramerators will total about 126,000. The first group of 33 supervieore ·srho -will have charge of the mining, mamrfactnring- and distribution oemroa in large cttiea has alrcmdy g-one to DETERMlNATIO^i OF PHOSPHORUS IN COAL AND COKE Phosphorus te usually determined in coal and coke by tho ammonium moiybdate method w leroby that element is jirecipltated a« ammonium phoaphomolybdate. ^'he presence, of enong-h titanium may retard the complete precipitation of th« phosphorus, thus giving Jow reunite. Coal anl coke may contain Bi.fficient titanium to cause considerabitj error in the pJhosphorue determij ation. ·A number of coal aebee covering e wWe range in phosphorus content were analyzed by three different methods at the Pittgbnrg Experiment Station of the United 3tatee Bureau oi Mines. One method consisted of fusing the ash with eoditrm carbonado and leaching tb-e foBtos with water; in this -scheme the titanium te removed a« it 1« not water-eoluole. Two rnskn« with eodium carbonate were sufficient to fjet all of th« phospbom* into solo- lion. The roetlK*d, although rather long due to Cb« two sodium carbonate Came In Kesponse to »nent in the Development of . The Trade Generally. 245 OVENS ARE BLOWN IN All at Plant* of Hie Merchant Interest*; More Orens Operated on a Full She Day Schedule? Yards and Sidings Entirely Cleared of Eitr* Stocks. giree aatk (factory results. A shorter methol tried . is one in which the ash is treated direct with nitric and. hydroflur 3c scida to decompose the ash and ret the phosphorus into eolation. Although this proce- dnrc, doee not remove the tJtanlnm it gave results checking closely for all a«hes teeted wlUi the sodium carbonate- fueion method. Some ooale and ookee may contain Bufflclent titanium to ca-owe Imt the method apparently U satlKfa^tory for coate not abnormally high in Utarium. Tbo method te oon«Werj.Wy more rapid than tbe sodium oarbonate-fumioc method. method trterf ocuwiifled, of the a«h direct -with hydrochloric acid, fusta \ tb« insoluble residue with sodium and then dissolving ttse fnsron In dilute 'hydrochloric add. TMs procedure te frequently used, for iron ores. The method did not prove wstirfaetory as difficulty was experienced hi tbe complete predpJtatloi of the phosphorus due to inter!erem« of trtentmn. The phosphorus wae Incompl-ately precipitated and the r*ralt» obtained were too low for most at the coe.Ls tested. Another awl ctill rao-re appreciable increase in coh-e production tool; place* last week. That it waa In rosponao to the i mprovotnent that is dev^IoptDg in the coko trade is shown by the fad that tho major part ot tho output gate was supplied by the merchant prodno ing interests. The faroa'Ce intoreat. ar« displaying an incrcaao of infceroe in tho situation wlwc.n is litoely to as the form ol greater activity in oven operation before many mor') weeks have elapsed. In fact, It i ! rather definitely forecast that a mow - ment ot thin kind is to take pla-c a]jortly. During th« week prodactloa ro«e I 31,830 tons, another new high figtnu for the year to date but tt wa« SSJT,D tons, or 45 per cent, leaw than in tl-o correepondlng week of 1329. Tfco Increase of the past week: W«UB S.ft'O tons, to which tlio tomaoe plants oo«i- trlbutied 310 tons ami tli« tnarcban .s 3,330 tons. The increaee by tho letter interest was, with' tho exception t the first and tbirxt weeks of Janoa-y Lhe largest ia any single week of tho year. Tbe increase noted last week men' t- el £ro*m the addition of aww ovens to the active list an.4 a revision, of t ie running time schedule at individual operations. More mate toU i ix Inland Steel Boys Tbe lalaod Ste*l Oosnpany tew chased -from Eli Horn Coal Corporation, the latter"n Wheelwright mine witb its plaiat aiHi equipment, in lb« cal nature is indicated by tbe personnel making up the advisory coramit- Conthiued on next page. headquarters and the Sold work will caetcm Kc ntnc?c,. ^ district. It be taken up thronghowt tbe country sometime ia February. In tho busi- neas censae, cities of more than 10,000 population will be divided into about SO working districts, each of which will he in charge of a special ex- porienoed supervisor detached from (.he Washington office of the Bureau of the Cenfiua. That the Bcfeedules are of a practi- leased from the Klk Hern Company about 11,000 acrM of ooal. The Inland Company will mike substantial improvements in «he plant and equipment to Tjriog production up to approximately 1,003,000 tons a year. days Uian for several weeks post aid fewer nan fotir or five daya. This speeding up of operation resulted in a corresponding increase la the wee I's output. Now that a turn in the tide has -ot in, although the improvement ia still short of tbe improvement in the aloel tirade, ifc Is rather confidently expc ct ed that coke bus in BBS «t greater volume wWI gradually develop as spring approaches. EnhAncemeut of price ia regarded aa a feature ot th« accelerated trade. Nw that accumulated stocks have dteawearol it is believed the most potent factor teudlBg to a ta*w price range baa tieen alinxLaated. Tbe estimated prodttctteo of bee'dvo coke daring the week ended Satar lay, February 8, wa* 34,830 teas, div ded between the two districts as folk* ws: Cinnell«5viU«, 6,6M, an incr-aase of 60 tons; Ixwor ConnellttviHe 23,300 ions, an increase of 2,980 tons, or a totai in- Big Order for Locomotives. The Lima, Ohio, Locomotive Works now has bookw mtives to be next fall. orders for 138 loco- between now and LIST OF COKE OVEUS IS THE LOWER CONNELLSVILLE DISTRICT Caro;" M i n i t i f ; ; With Their Owners, Address nnd O-vens in JUast Corrected to 8*tnrday, February 8, IK ' 1Vurk» of Operator*. Adlrc*ii 14O 142 240 205 X18 44)2 180 120 182 Bi 120 11(1 200 100 200 200 200 aoy 250 1OU ' 4UU 8O 1U4 1«1 120 30 37S Ut)0 Bit) 40U 3;u -HK) 4UQ Z,Tti Allison No. t . . Allison No. U . . Allison 3*0. 3. American I... AmorJc«a y... Century ...... Crystal ........ Donalti 1 2. .Donald a ..... Kdna ........ Uleanor ...... Foster ....... Jfrccdom ..... Ga-rwood ..... Griftln No. 1.. Ciriffln No. Z. . . H e r b e r t ..... , Hope . . ...... liMluad ....... J u . i b o i l a . . . . . . Lafayette ... 130 ... 4.8 20 i!10 aoo 132 i!02 80 iO 30 Shanu-uck Ti/ 00 Hi) Marlon ...... . Alt. Hope ..... Olfl iluuio . .. . OrieiU ....... Purltau 1 2. furlian No. 4. Putiitan No. 5. i-'uritan No. 8. Rich Hill tUckutt Thompson " . . . T u w e r U1U 1.. T u w e r HUi a. .. W a u l i i n ^ t o t i 1., Ailc-hi MKltCRANT W. J. Aalney, Inc; Now Tork .. W. J. Ratney, Inc. Now Vortt .. W. J. llainey, In«. New York . B*ton Coal Co i'ilUburg ... Baton Coal Co. 1'Hlsburs: ... Century Coka Co U r u w r i a v i l i f c . HecJn Coal dt Coke Co Wltsburer ... W h e l Coka Co U n f u u t o w a . Whyel Coke Co Ui i o n t a w t i . Waltcrsburg Cuke Co U n i u n t o w n ,. Stern Coal Coke Co VJmotUown .. HouUi if-a^ewe Coke C U n i o n t o w a .. 'Kepubhc Coal Coke Co. . Cunnellavljlo Aotna-C'ville Coke Co CoiuicilavlU* Hocla Coal it Coka Co , Hoola Coal Ai Coke Co C'villa Central Ccfke C;. ... Hopu Coko Co lle^la Coal Coke Co .... Atlas Coko Co, W h e e U n a tftooi Corporation. Uncolu Coal Coka C o . . . . C'villa Central Coke Co Lucerne Coal Coke Oo.... £k»u'wijaii C'ville Coku Co.... BIIUV,UUU Caka Co Unioiiio"v»n" W. J. iialuay, Inc. Unloniowa Ameriuuu Coke Corp.. rut ion 1'urlta-i Cuke Co V u r l l t t n Coko Co U n l u u t u v m 1'urllati Coke Co P u r i t a n Coke Co Poland C'«al Co. JUcli Hill CcwU Cok t Co... il. it. b'ackctt Coal C, Co.. lioui tie-i u l l o r Coke i.'o,.... K u y o t t o Coke Co, ... t^onsuliJaVtU Coke CL. ..... Tliornjjson C'vlUe Co».e Co,, Kaeteru Coke Co. ., ...... Tower Hill C'Vlllo d ko Co. U»"u7iiu^n i Cual it C- k« Co., i Coal C' k«Co.. crease oE 3,640 tons, as compared a net increase of 1,470 ton dwrinf tho preceding week. The production by interests vas: Furnace, 5,680, a gaia o! 310 low*; merchant, 29,160, a gain of 3,330 .oin, as compared with gains of 170 and 1,300 tons respectively during the week ended P-oJinwry 1. Oven changes during tho week were restricted to increases totalling 246 an follows: Myeya, 10; Allison No. , 60; Allison No. 2, 30r Thoinpsoa T o. 2, 120; W-ashlnyton No. 2, 25. The production by the mercb/act aud furnace interests an.l the total compared with the corresponding week in li)29 ia dhown berewjLh: \\eek Jan. i J a n . 13 !** J a n . 'J.'i K o h . 1 t!t,740 1!0,4!)0 'J», 1."') Kor, 4,870 S,IR 1'otnl 24,*!0 28,070 30,:j7U l»2!l ei'.atMJ «3.«4U ,\;iT) 31,!!»U 80,120 020 to Dat» ;7«.08( 1U3U o Date . . . · ................ 7«,1!" .UHS IV'M to Dal p ............. lOO.-SCO I'ltwl/urtf- . U n i o n t o w n U n i o n t u t v i i U n i o u i o w n ii«len l h c l j t-*ill»ouru IJenbo Inearth . Fuutedalc U^pubJle Thompson 1. Monaenon Cowl dk Co) « Co,.. Allcln, H. C. Prick Coko Co ...... I'lusuur/f R e l i a n c e C f ik» I«'uinac« Cc rHtaurgr H, ij. frlclt Coke Co . . , , . . J?iUatiur«; Ji'. C. 1'Tlelt CoKo Co ..... . f l t t s b u r ^ M c K o a f r e y Co*i Co ........ Uectoma, lt»Iiuhl)o Iron Stul Co... t'lilaburc Rodaton* Co»l * CoU» Co... PJuuburg Co, at 2 Amount Coal Dust Made in Mine E'aily Tho lotal amount of ooal dn *t that is mado unavoidably each working: ciay throughout w/o#t coal miJioa !i very largo but is difficult to estinia e precisely and vari«s with every HJ! ie; tho approximate amount may var r from one-fifth of one ptr cent of tiie run of mine prothjceJ (o one por ^ent or more iu mining a very soft, coal, says CJ^uvge S Rice, chief cuginc'CT, United Stat-es Burc iu ·£ Mines, in a reoeutly issued re wrt. Nrt ali of this iluat is neo« jsarUy.v at the tart, dry dust which or strong air mofeni-entB will rise in e cloud; considerable coal duet beeoires cov;. erort in the gob, «nd in som of the more p/ogrtjssive minets water is u»wl on the cut«r bar of machine- to wet the "bug divst." (nxaeh)n« dus , and tho face is wet down by tt« hoae; tigbt cars are uned and tb* to c of tiie load* Sprinkled b;/ ajutomstir aprink- lera. Such mines do not hav* so nju-ch dry ooal dviBt do iMutrallie hy coia mlno, howevw, tliftt loo« not make o,nn*h -,oal dtwt ii projhKx) a -fluat dond of lufllcleat density to ipntte anJ to proi auttte an ,«xplot.!o!i if tJv ?«3) du*t ift act neutral lr,el by rock dwnt

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