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I . \ I I THE DAILY COURIER, CONNEI LSVILLB, PA. THURSDAY, MARCH 13, l'J.i. fi-rs-e ·**·»·· Prices and Prospects Changed Conditions in Coke Market Slight and Are Slow in Developing Weekly Review of the Coke Tnwie :· Production and Output f **~f*f+f***r*****f ******** ******** r** ***+*-* +f*r*4 **-***f*^***^r*r ****·***, ,**.*+******.***********.***** Heating Demand Falls Off, Spot Movement Light; Foundry Is Unchanged. CONTRACTS BEING CLOSED For Year for Gas f oke and Quarterly For Blast Furnaces; Prices Being Hold by Closely Repainted Production; By-product Conl i Actlre. PITTSBURG, March 13.-~Depmaand for heating -oke has fallen off, seasonally, but th* decrease In tormag« In the last two or three w«eks Is sm*ll ae thore had beou no really heavy demand at any time. Spot furnace coke IB In the «ara« Ught request as for woeks past. Blast luroacea htwe no occa*icxn to buy as ·they arc covered by contract, -while miscellaneous consum-ers are not par- llcnlarly active. The run ot foundry coko demand, lxth In spot purchases and in specifications against contract, has undergone no visible change for .several woelca. It la perhaps a trlCle lighter than the January average. In a general Av;iy tlw Iron foundries ar far from busy, though som* machinery and equipment concerns aire doing M v ry w e l l . Sanitary war-e, cast Iron plp« and radiators ore all decidedly dull. Contracting In furnace cok-e for gas making, for the coal year beginning April 1, has been proceeding apace, \vltn price* ranging on the whole aa at out a oar ago. Tho few quarterly contracts with bl ist furnaces that expire at the end of the month are Hkety to be rcnvowed fo«tw-et»n the same partios as lormer- ly, without much if any negotiating in the oixw market. Coko production has been closely i-OKiilated to requirements, whereby no more -ol e !·» produced than can bo i tl t h a t U till that keeps prices ir tho imirkot while possessing md l e n g t h has no thickness. t (· quotable as forrn'Orly: tol.l, ui steady w i d t h T'rice-i , '-Spot f u r .ico ?2,QO»2 80 ' Spot f . j u m l i y ?B.503»$-I.OO Tho premium brand* of foundry c k o a t i - held ut $-1.85 as for a long MM;. '! ISP ir n and stool tradp recently de- · nee! from the pace of improvement iliowert in the first six weeks ot tho .!·, but It has lost only a small part tho g"ounu gained and Is in line for .. viM-y fair volume ot activity right a i l i n g . I'lttsburg district coal trade conditions mive ben growing poor-er practically from week to wc-ek for several week?. Thi* is slmi'ly in Hue with conditions in tho coal trade generally, production. In the bituminou* i n d u s t r y as zi whole ahowiiis; ft steep descent week by weak la the last tour weeka reported on, through March 1. The throe weeks' total through March 1 is 21 pear cent under th-e total for the same period of last year. While coal ·men -are tHspowd to blame the weather, aa being too mild. It Is noted that in aozue clue- lines severe weather is blamed for conditions not being bettor than they liavo been. Tho Coim-oilsville region has been faring better hi the matter al coal re- lutremt!iU and production tha.n th-e «oal liulust/y at large! for this coal Is chiefly by-pnxltu-t and the recession Jo, that direction has bee-u quite inild, the low point If any having fallen in Deoe.Bib?r, while the current movement la decidedly h-t-avy all things consiii-ered. In i'lttflburg d i s t r i c t coal there haa (been little demand for domestic for several weeks and thero has beeti no jartit ular improvement this week on account of the recent briof cold *nap. Remcnd for railroad fuel has been somewhat lighter In the last few ·w-ooka than in January and makes a decidedly poor comparison with u year previous. Industrial demand is off A trifle from the January pace, ·whom ordinarily there would be an in A oouplo wxwks ago there was a vory Iarg uumbeir of no-bllla tn tho district. Th« number has le»n substati- tlftlly reduced but i» »UJ1 rather large. ltjwe\xr, on account of the wide variety in which coal la now prepared, and tho neceeslty ot being ready to inuka prompt shipment whan an order in secured, somo operators make a practice of carrying an assorted stock. The reduction In coal on truck has le'u effected by rather drastic curtailment in production, which is far below tho rate of Je-tiuary. Th-e Vall-ey »lg Iron market pegs along, showing uo materia! change f i-ota week to week, Trandacllons are oouitluod to small Individual lots, for prompt shipment, couauim v ra l\u\ ing no occasion to look ahead. \Vtth aouio deHveTles still being mado OTI old can- tracts, which should have bean worked out long ago, shipments hare run slightly in excess ot production, which }ia?. boon particularly light, aad fur- »ae stocks are smaU-er than two months ago. 1'rtces hold: without any apparent difficulty, «s tollows f. o. b. "Vallev furnai'oa: .................... *JO.oo Bf'.ng reiui8 'w'n^u placed in the columns of Th« Ifculy Oouirlcr. VOLUME STEEL BUYING HAS UNDERGONE SLIGHT BACKSET RECENT WEEKS Statistical Sumi FHODUCTION DISTRICT ConnellsYlIIo .,, Lower Connellsvllle ,, Totals FURNACE OVENS ConnellsviUe ..,,.,,,.,...,,,,,.._........,,,,..,,,......... Lower Councils Hie . Totals , . MERCHANT OVENS Connellsvllle Lower Conncllsrllle Totals .,,........,,..«,,_.,---.«.--.__,,._ YF,KK Ovens 14,010 11,818 83,888 10,796 2,714 13,509 R,2t6 9,10+ 12,319 E N D I N G In 480 2,148 2,034 too ·100 500 88(1 1,748 8,1 !U HI ARCH 8, i f . Out 1 18,52* 0,670 I 28,194 2 10,695 1 2.31 t 18.009 2,820 7,856 1 1«,186 2 VftBBK O'DUS'fl 3IARCH 1, 1030. Ions * - 4,9SO 0 J4,»10 4 29,880 5 980 t 6,80*) 9 6,280 ·0 R.040 6 10,010 28,660 Ovens 14,010 11,818 25,828 10,795 3,714 18,508 8,215 9,104 12,81» In 48(5 2,182 2,668 100 400 600 JlSfi 1,782 !J,188 Ont il»,524 9,636 23,160 10,605 2,814 1,1,009 2,83» 7,882 10,151 Tons 5,010 20,750 ni,7«o 1)70 5,830 - 6,801) 4,MO 21,420 25,480 Demand Earli«r In the Year IVns Abote Normal Relation to the Industrial Situation. Special to Tha Courier. N!BW YORIC, March 12.-- American M«tal Mrk«t In H» weekly Iron and st«el rwi«(w tomorrow will say: Th« voltim* of steal buyln-g has tin- d««rgon« a slight backset In tho last thr*e or four veekg, at the timo of y«ar -whou normally thero is an increase. Th* tan It Itefl not with the rec*at d«mfund, but with tlie earlier demand, which wa« evidently above normal r«lailon to tli« genwal indua- rial and building situation. It was not a case ol o /erproducUon. of steel, AS the mills had the orders, masiy of th«m d«i{rnat«(i as for rush shipment. It was a case of buyera putting on more sail than they could carry, very curious when the popular impr»»s!o : ii was that buyer; ot all sorts -wro vovy consc'rvatiro if not unduly so. \vas 2 L per cent increase in ingot pr«iduct}on Doceinbor to January and 21,p*r c*nt f u r t b w tn- crease Jauuaiy to February, l««t month being only six pw cent under tho preceding I'eln-uary and above any other KVbruarj. . This toils the whole story brietly n id forclbl,y. IMther th« whole story of general traflo recceslou is an outright myth or sia*l was quite out of atop PoBsibiy thf-re w«s from-o carryovor of last year's activity as the matter ot momentum is. fr«quc»tly a factor, but in few ! ties is tbf-re any cmi- aumption nov that Is not likely to continue an! in somo lines thero should bo son sonal increases. ; the bulge earlier in the year, steoi Is now in good shape relative to generni industrial and building conditions, w h i c h aro not nearly as poor as won id bo suggested by tho amount of unemployment, which in somo qtiartoi 3 is taken a» !i special ihtu." when f t IH roally a-n acooatua- Utn ot something developing to S§T- eral yoars. The Unit 'd States Ste-ei Corporation's February u n f i l l e d tonnuge Ktate- mettt, show'ii g a sliglit increase, was very favorable as tho voluns-a of buying turned {'own ward before tho rate of production, anfi thore was Ittv- ilniln ot heavy raJ shipments while the a.u- nual buying novement had endr U. Finished r'cel prices are unchanjretl and substantially as steady aa formerly. An a d v u n c D in sheets is being attempted. IMPROVED RAILROAD SIGNALS AND OTHER PROTECTIVE DEVICES Slums Adranccs Made in Safety Practices and Usages Since The "Good Old Days." GREATER SAFETY GRADE CROSSINGS CTHICAGO, March 12--A striking contrast to the "good old days" when railway (signalling was con lined to the use of (Jags and hand lantern* was presented here at the 36th annual of the Signal Section of the American Railway Association. With comprehensive and detailed reports on studies carried on during the piist year covering tho economics of railway signalling, the. operation ot automatic block signals, epocifictlona for signal construction, and h i g h w a y , grade crossing protection, ample evi- d'»nce was afforded as to ono «t' the r»asona for the steadily increasing e-ifcty of rail operation. One of the most Interesting topics presented, a« indicating the improvements made in railway practice, was an account of at instal- I lation, recently made by a large 1 eastern railroad, of a (system ot visual j and audible signals in ktcoiaotlve cabs. This mechanism, cl«ctriclally{ operated, duplicates continuously in iwo miniature light ptiuela within tho ·Migtue cab the indications given by tho wuyaide automatic signals, One pane] in on th-e engine-man's side and the othar on the flroman'e side, «oj both men, 'regardless of rain, snow 1 or fog, always have clearly before' them the track conditions ahead, as COKlfl FREIGHT HA TiS. Tho f r e i g h t ratas on co te from t h e C u r t n « l l * v l l l a d l s t r l n which I n c l u d e s w h a t l« official); I c n o w n as U i o C o n n c l l a v l l l o region (lornstlmeii culled tho foi sin dist r i c t ) a n d the Lower C onne!l»- vine district ( o f t e n ca led the K l o n d i k e and s o m o t l n es tho M a s o n l o w n t J I s t r l c l Io .rlnclpal points of s h l p m r n t , arc an f o l lows, par ton of ^',000 pounds, effective July 1, 10-".;: Destination. Ilata, Balllmor $8.21 Buffalo 3.38 Canton 2.52 Chicago , J , 4.1 U Cleveland 2.77 Colurabu* ,.,..,., ,.. 2.77 Dolrolt , , . . , , . . .... 8,68 B. S( l,ouu *.8* Erl« 2.77 B'arrfsbvirK 2.00 J o l l e t 4.16 L , o u l n v l H o 4.18 M i l w a u k e e 4.TO N»w X o r k 4.78 PhiladolplilB 8.08 PHtsburjf 1.B1 Port H e n r y , N. r 4.54 Port MaHlaud, Ont 3.25 Potutown 8.28 R e i t d l n K 3.2S K l c h t n o r v l , V. C D f t O ) , . . . 4.00 f U c h m o r i . l , Va. (P. K. J , . } , . . 4.78 South B e t h l e h e m 3.63 SweJeland, J?a, ..... S.B8 Toledo, (J. 8.28 W h e e l i n g , , , . . 2.27 Valley Point* a.£-7 For Kxpftrt. From C o n n o l K v l l i i s lli triot: 1'hlladelphla (,F. O. t v««- · »!*} *8.02 B a l t i m o r e (P, O, B. t s«U) 3.02 F r o m I j i t r o b a d U t r l c t P h i l a d e l p h i a (B\ O, B Va»- s o l s j , . . . 2.92 Baltimore y. o, B. · »MeU 2.82 RENASCENCE OF MORE FAVORABLE COAL CONDITIONS Peak of Competition of Hydro With Steam-Generated Electricity Has Passed. FORERUNNERS OF EXPANSION PENNA. PRODUCES ONE-THIRD OF COAL MINED IN THE U.S. addition, tho attention of tha engine- man and fireman is immediately called to any loss favorable indication of the signals--- such as "Stop" or "Caution"-by a loud warning whistle which continues to sound until the cnjjlneman "acknowledges" it by working a lever LJi^ri-ii LIU? 1,1 *iv,iv V*JIIM f nviun ciuvcvu, n " i « r ** A A ·»» »,» A * indicated by the wayside signal*. Iti! Has «W»a«88t Depo tits oa the Continent n n l Most Capital Invi sted. IS LEADER Ul COKE INDUSTRY Labor Question In Euroi". .^'"""^."JL.", S^"^.?TM : «"«"" '*» produe Km of bltuml- While England Butters from n , B .. ul ,..v,.v» l TM.., ,, .^^.^ ,..-, , . , , J O , i n n , i n , . . , , many men ,ut of work there, France,, forDWf , ol lrttck ^^ntions ahead, and I'f^^.'f '°?°S "£, , n n n «n« r^ " Juet a few miles across the Channel,; , B plly6lcally at)le \ 0 cjntrO ) hta lraln . i *«' " V al "° Ut *f ) '° |00 ' 0 " 0 ' ***** la nrulonvsir ni? tn imtinvt morn work. i I ' a ' 1 ° E t!le I'onnSJfh lllia State De- IB ondeavo, ng to impoit moro work- !etql j eJ rcporU on engineering | partlne .nt ()f M l n w J n polnllng to tba aspects of railway operation, ranging; prominence of the B ate in (M |». from grade croselnw protection to 1heu u a t r y declare l n an article on^'The 1 which stopu the whletle. The act of "acknowledging" is n a t u r a l l y proof! that tho enj?ineman has observed t h e ' t -' 16 nlgnal indication, !« therefore in- era, for tin-re are not enough to nil all tho factories. The Poiibli Government has a lowed over ttO,lK)0 Poles to migrate to Franco In order to relieve French conditions. West Va. MJne Safety l)»j. West Vii ginia's unnual mine safety day this jvar will be hold at "Wheel- Ing, September 12 and 13 in connection with t h e State Fair, carried on tor tho past year and reported upon included investigations of (stresses in railroad track, methods of drainage for railway roadbede, and recommendations as to etandardlzatlou in var- (Juntinucd on next pa.su. LIST OF COKE OVENS I3J THE CONNELLSVILLE DISTRICT With Tdelr Owners, Address and Ovens in Blast Corrected, to Saturday, March 8, 1«80. ft mats ut Operator*. A ddre«* 100 lai mo iu 2,3 1VX 40 U4 Hi 2ii U l U 4UI 400 I'M 4UU UU uui U60 1US 250 4UO 845 i!DO 7UO 404 Suo 3a U-40 BOO Advlald* Jiituer iu Goal . UUKO In i.., lut, i'ltastt/u Cuke Co. ..... j^ltn U r u v c i«'urt Hill . . V 4 4 V Ui' i»U. 1. u u \ or iNu. i!. \u, a. Cua,i ot Cuka liu. . ^du Uou.1 Oi UoKi i a L , . U r u s t LXiu Ac U u k e Co, icjt Cu*iti Ou. C. t u, Uu. ., iiuuniiuoy (Juul ac cojio Uu, W. J. icaitiey, luu, -va u i'itd.»a.'il. Cuiiti j j i - u w i i u u i a Uokl oc Uutf.6 Uu Cou.« Uu at b u y a u r ,31001 iSUW JtUl-Jl Oi u H U a v Ui £ U l M U J l t ' J W U ,8t) luu U. O. t. U. 4! f l U J V i, u. ji ri^K A. ^. i riiiA 1. . U u i u o n l No. l_,*li)ulil NO. iltiniuutn ., Marguerite Mutual .... S u u t h w a a t t btanaurd ... Trotter United Whitney .... Wynn Y o r k r u n - . . . Y»unsr»towj» J.OO provision and chemical treatment of Bituminous Coal Indi «ry in Penn- railway water supplies, were alno 8y i vai ua in 19J9," in he Mining Con- presented! Other *.tudkw carried on gre£6 ,j )Urna i that "T le United States produces almost one half o£ the entire coal tonnage of i te world, and of ihlfl a m o u n t Pnnnsy vanla pixhluced more than ow-tlilfd, eadtng all other state*" "Peniiflylvanla has he greatest cijal deposit*? on the Nort t American continent," eays Mr. I all, "and more capital invested in ni.aeral operations than any othor state Thie IB an aid and incentive to pro iuctlve intensity, and it has been th iroughly demonstrated to tho romin jrcial and manufacturing interest th it our commonwealth posne.ece ree mrcea of conc«ii- trated wealth that p aces it in a poel- tlon of enviahle sup-e -iorlty, and which with Incrrtased d'velopment and larger utiliitallon vvl I ultimatoly bring still greater iiwlustr al prominehce,", "The bituminous trade," says Mr. Hall, "hne .always ieen eubjcot«d to many vlclasittulos, t ) hlnderances and interruptIOIIH, but t gardless of those temporary interfere ices, the production ha« tospt at a fairly antiefactory volume. The hlgbt it proluction ever- reached wns in 19 8, when thp ton- nago. was 177,217,29 net tons. During the past 25 years -lie tonnage haa a n n u a l l y beau ibovo 100,000,000 tons." In reviewing (in coke industry of (.ho .State Mr. Ha 1 says: "Pennsylvania fa also pro l i n o n t as a coke- producing SUite, I 10 annual output amounting (.o atxn t one-third of the- total production o' the t/niletl Stat-en. In 1927 the o u t p u t was 18,77-1,59:! tons, valued at $87,173,1 (i. Since 1013 when Hit* b'l)ivi' ovens contributed 73 pet 1 cent, of tin 1 total production of coke mid by-pvoltu'L o i enw 17 per cent, n teversitl has heed acuoin- aiul to-Ui y the by-protluct production !a 80 p ;r pent and the bee- IHve 20 per cant." The coal Indus ry in. Lite State o£ Pennsylvania te u ider the supervision and control of tl 3 State Department of Mines and gr -at work has been done by this dopn ·tmenl in (ho reduction of accident.' according Io Mr. H a l l . "Fifty pc oeut ol' tho a c d - J douts are due U earelcahiicfcH," lie eay^. "In 1028, n t h e anthracite rc- gioo, there "wore" 149 iatal accidents, a Continued on next page. (Jukes Uu. C^ujiu lu* t^'uMti ^.y. L.U. L.O. A. C. * 11C1C COKti UL,. i. O. 1 riuti. L.UKU uu. 1 x, O. i'tiCiv. CUibU C'U. t u - i t e i . L , l - v J ' V . U u LoK.e Co 1. ^-J. J^'l'lCK L.^'«vti L,O. i. U. t'in.it I-;UKO oa. ii. C. i 1 1 iciv L'UKti Uu, ^i, O 4 i 1 1 lew. i»urte Cu. ii. U. 1'1'1UJ(. CoKO Cu. ii. C,', ti'ctvK. CUK.O Uo. Jtl. J. iiTiuJc CUK.H Co. il. U. fc'riiK C U K B Co, i*i, U. l*'flcK Ouaiti (Jo. il. 0. i'l-lch. C U K O Cu, ii. O. Jj'rlcK CUK Cu. 11. C. Jfrlok. Colte Uo. Ii. U. itrtitk CoKo Cu. 11. C. ItYlck UuKe Uo. Ii. O. ii'rlck (Jotta Co. 11. C. J'rib'k Cuke Co. ii C. i'riok Coke Co. 11 C. li'rlcU'Cglce Co. lioaiettef-C'vlllo Coli U. C. Frlck Cokft Co. 11. C. I'Ylok Ook* CO. ii. U. i'rick Coko Co, Uo u t-auui a . 1'inauul'ji. t-'ltissuui r i U d b u r a ; . , That tho bituminous m i n i n g in- duotry can ]ook forward with con- fldenc« to a r-MmucenoG of (ho condition under which the expansion ot manufacturing and transportation industries and the Incroajw tn tho consumption o! bituminous coal wiil again go hand in hand, is the contention of Harry L. Uaudy, executive secretary of the National Coal Asso- tlon, In on article on "Bituminous Coal and Industry" in the Mining Congrese Journal. "The competition of hydro-g-enerated electricity w i t h steem-genertited electricity has already passed its peak," says Mr. Oandy. "All exports In the field of electric power generation agree that through tho improved methods of generating current l)y the ooueumption of fuel, and through the utilisation of the most favorably located wator allow, the time ha« come when only exceptionally promiaing hydro-electric developments -will be economically profitable. ''During the twentieth century, with its utilisation of electric eurro-nt and Internal combustion engines, petroleum and its products have come to play a considerable part in our Industrial life, and the energy of falling water lias again come to the froat ae a means of -generating electric current. However, it te still true that bituminous coa.1 furnishes tho large-r part of our industrial power, and it is the one and only source of energy whoee use could be expanded to replace any deficiency in othe-r «ourc«s." Mr. Candy explains the- decline in the growth of bituminous coal consumption in recent years "uy the encroachment of rival sources of power, Necessity to Curtail Coke Production Still Continues to Prevail DECREASE OF MORE THAN MILLION TONS OUTPUT SOFT COAL WEEK MAR. 1 especially potroloum products and C °w^h?A KT ton ! ' *."*. water power, and Dy tha improved methods of applying power, which have tremendously Increafi-ed the amount of useful work performed hy a given amount of power. "I neel not quote flgure« illustrating tho extent of these developments," writee Mr. Gandy. "Everyone is familiar with tho groat reduction in coal consumption required by locomotives to mov« a given a/mount of freight, or by public utility plants to produce a Continued on n*xl page. ' Total, 8,200,000 IVot Tons Was l,8ir,,000 Tons, or 13.8 Per Cent, TTn«l»'r That In Preceding Week'. WASHINGTON, March 12 -- The total production oC foft coal during the week ended March 1, Including lignite and. coal cokcrf at tho mlnoa, is eftti mated hy the Jhirenu of Minos al. 8,200,000 n«t tone Thta allows a decrease of 1,315,000 tons, or 13. S per cent, in comparison with the output In the preceding week, when working time was f lightly curtailed by the partial holiday on Washington's birthday. The total production of isoft coal during th« present coal year to March 1,- approximately 2£2 working days, amounts to 482,493,*00 net tons. In 1928-29 it was 472,360,000 tons. The total production of . Pennsylvania anthracite dt ring the week ended March 1 is estimated at 1,118,000 n«t tons, which la below tho level of other recent weok«. Production during the week in 3929 corresponding with that of Ma-ch 1 amounted to 1,402,000 tons. The total production ot bituminous coal for the country ae a whole durlnf the month ot January, with 26.4 working days, is eetlmt ted at 49,778,000 n«t tons, Thie is i i comparison with 4G,814,IK(0 tons for the 25 working days In December. The average dally output In January wa* 1,886,000 tons, an Increas* of 88,010 tono, or 2.1 per cent, ov«r the dally rate of 1,848,000 tons tor the month of December. The production of Pennsylvania anthracite amounted to 7,038,000 net tons in January and 7,658,000 tone In December. Th« aterage daily rate of output Itt January was 268,700 tone, a decrease of 40,300 tons, or 13.2 per cent, from tho dalisr rate -- 306,000 tons -- In December. Tho total production of beehive coke d'tirlng- the week ended March 1 In estimated at 6? ,200 n-et tons, approximately the same fl^uro as for the preceding week. Production during tho week in 1920 corresponding with that of March 1 amounted to 122,700 tone. The production of beehive cok« hy regions, compared with the corresponding w«ek in :929, was aa follows: 102O 109,700 7,000 0,000 122,700 Yonnjrstowji Bftpnbllc Olflc*. Headquarters of the Republic Stael Company will be in YoungeUnyn. This includes headquarters for all tho activities ot the company, operating, financial and flti ee. Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia ...... 60,300 Georg-ls., Kan tuck ', Ten- ii6»*?o and Virginia. .. 5,900 gton U n i t e d StiUee ('Hal 2,000 68,200 Looking for Bargains 1 If no, read tb~i advorUsiag columns ot Tho Daily Courter, LIST OF COKE OVENS IN THE LOWER CONNELLSVILLE DISTRICT With Their Owners, Address nnd Ovens in JJlast Corrected to Saturday, March 8, 1080. In Work* Nrtnio of 0p*tao». 208 '2W 110 H2 IIS 4(ti IttO 111) IVo BOU aau a-i u t aw tui 1U1 228 HO IJonalU 1 MMHCHAiST OV1SN8. W, J. K»ln»y, Inc New 1'ork . W. J. n«hi»y, Jnc N«w York . W. J, Kain»y, Inc. New Xork Baton Coal Co .... ViUnbufu . Batou Coal Co i'lit»burir .. Allison No, 1... A l l i s o n No. ii... A l l U o u No. 8... America.1) I Amaricaft ?..... "Jentury . , n . . . . i Cantury Coko Co lliiclf. Cou,l A Cok* Co. W n y e i COK« Co U n l u i i t u w n A V U y o l CoKa Co. ,. U i u u j i t o w u U n i o n town U n l u i u u w n 20 Cok« Co. Kleauor oierii^uutti AC Cou« CO. Foster · W o u t l i ITnyetu COILO Cc. Krecdora .... G u r w o o d .... Urlllin No, 1, GrlBln No. 2 , . H e r b e r t .... Hope Huaieud ...... Isu-ljclla ..... Lafayette .. Connc-Usvlll» ConneUavU.1* .Low Viios su Marion , . AH. Hope C'lcl" Home .... OHent ....... * I J u r i t a l i I '-!. i'urUan iVu. 4. 1'ui'ILau No. 0. l j u'liftii No. U ' Coal He CoK« Co Aeina-C'vlUo Cuke Cu. Huclu Cult! . CuKtf CO. . liecla Coul ii CuKe Co. . (_"viHe (jBiiUal C'ciko C». iiopu Coito Co. C. O. Cu. UuVonVown Coal it Coke Co .... t m 0 i n o r t n AIU18 COK.O CO L u i i o l l l u w i l W h e e l i n g ciiuel Corjiuiv t l u u . . j.,,, (UU ivijiouin COAJ CoKo C o C v l J l a Cenu'aJ CoKe Co L,UI.UVII(, Coul ai Unlit Uo,... buUUiei'a C ' v i i i o U U H U Co.... a i l o w U u u CoKo Co. ........ SV. J. iialiiey, iuo _ AiHBi-ioa.il CoKe corporation U n i u t i i a « \ n 1'urltn.u Coku Co. Coivu Co. I ' i L i a u u i jf L.ounuiii ^l J t l c U ou 0, tO'f 1 ,·!» ·4UII iOU 4UO Thompson y. . T o w e r 11111 1. T o v e r lilll J. Washington I, W a s h i n g t o n 1. Bufflngton iJtinbu , . , . 1/eurlli ... b'ootcdale ( ! f u ' : \ :i Ke-pUbHc i'ui'iiau i;uKt Co. I'unuiii Cuke Co, l j oluiul Cuul Co. Kiod liiu CJM./ , Cok i Cu., 11. it, backett Co«! C. Co. l i o u t u u - i ' u l l a r C u k u 11 t l l l u i t l o M u l''iiyoiio COKU C'u, . . . , , , , , , t : u n » u i i a n t c ( l Coko Ci. . . . . . T l i o m p K u i l C v i H u Cui.e Uu.. K^aiern Cok« Co T o w e r Hill C ' v i l l o C.'lte Co. i Coal U , - K O O O . , L'uul C").» Co.. i ^ u w a u i i Trade Conditions Arc Without Development AIoii^ I/iiie Ot llett«rmeni. MERCHANTS STILL LEAD In Iho PrncU«'-o of llestniinlng Onlpul; Lust Week Cul, to 29,880 Tons, Lowest al Year Except Early In .fnnuar.v ; Short Running Time Employrd. The course of coke production la.st week proved that the nccoBslty for curtailment eontinuos to oxist Coke trade conditions are without d«v»lop- me.nt along the lino of betterment, «t leant not to tho extent that malws increased activity at the oven« desirable at this time. In fact. It Is regarded as ft prudent piiecaution ! keop tight check uixn operation Ft that tho uncomfortable srttuatfoi catwed by surplus stocks may lx avoided. The merchant producers sftll main tain the lend In the practice of re atrictiooi, as (hey have been doln# fo · several weeks. By further reducin,,- outpait 1,810 totiB last w*e,k, while UM furnace total showed tlta negllKill ; change of 20 ton*, the rogiomal total was brought down to 29,830- tons. Wit t the exception of the first two of the yearUhis is the lowest weekly production of the year to date. There is striking contrast with tlie figures of a year ago. Then produ - tion had gradually increased from 61!,2-00 at the begiuiitag of January u 78,500 in the second week of M-arc i." Compared with last week. 1929 w.u 48,670 tons, or 163 per cent, ahead f the current production. Cumulati -o production a yoar ago was 067,7 !i tons. Last w«ek It was 304,480, a decrease of 363,260 tons, or 119 p u r cent. The curb on production J» bei IK made effective by mean* of re^ulati ig the running time at plEts. Lost we uk the lowest average of the year v a.s made. Only three of th* larger op*t- tions made full time. Others obe«n ed two lay-off days a,nd several made Imt half time. The estimated production, of cf-ko during the week was 29.S30 tons, divided between the two distrlota as follows: Coi'/ioilsvllle, 4,9i;0, a decrease of 90 tons; Lower Coaaellsvllie, 24,910, a decrease of 1,840 tons, o- a combined decrease ot 1,930 tons, as compared with a total decrease of. (140 tons during th* preceding week. By Interests the production Furnace, fi,2SO, a losa of 20 tons; merchant, 23,550, a loss of 1,910 ton,?, as compared with a gain of 700 aj d a loss of 1,340 tona-during the -week ended March 1. The only change in the oven list was the blowing out ot 84 at Puritan "N'os. 1 and 2. This week will witness tin-. Bring up o£ ovens at Century, 'OIK; idlo, to take care of an export con.1 ract negotiated by the Produc«eir9 Ooko Company, the selling agency. The production by the merchant an! furnace interests and the total .'oni^ pared with the corresponding week lu 1028 is shown herewith: Week Jan. 4 Jan. 11 Jan. 18 Jan. 25 Fab. Mer. .10,740 Feb. 15. Kab. 22. Mac. 3 . Alar. S. 2-1.220 24,G!iO 1. .25,820 8. 30,131) 2K..-00 2(1,800 20,'HIO Fur. 4,070 5,180 6,150 C.200 [080 5.80H 5,600 0,800 Total 21,410 25,(!TO 20]7'.'0 31,100 34.8UO :!2^00 3] ,700 2U,830 10VU t'2,97(1 M7.fi ID 11120 to D a t p fi!7,7:iit 10BO to Date 3 M . 4 S H 1^088 lfl:iu lo D a t e Bti8,2aO Was Once a Crime To Burn Coal LUuoiHu All FU11NACIQ OVI'XNS n i_V»l As Co 11. C. F r l f l i Cortif Ci Holtiilu-e C i ' k a ) U 11. C. K i i i - K Ci'Ki- i ' i ll. (.'. 1' I I L K . I'njd Ol Mi'K C i p f r c j Com CM. i i « l U U H c l l D I I I x i U b i t J i i o Coiil A. Ci Co,., A l U - t u , I ' l l l OJHlI'if i't 1 ^J,u r^ l..ot»nl«. Do you know that there was.;, time whe-n it was a crime to burn coal? After Henry III of England had granted a charter to the citiz ns of Newcastle, permitting them Io dlfr coal, aloatf catne another kin);, Ed- wani IV, p r o h i b i t i n g (he use f coal for household purposes. This 'ne did Io please certain ladies ot the court, who alleged that tht smoke and fumeR were r u i n i n g t h e i r nonipiexiout. Then It was t h a t ihe people of Loudt n took a hand, and protested against 'he UK of coal by brewers and dyers, iind l!v» king nominated a comroiBsUn Io to the offenders. For a first offeine they had to pay u. heavy fine; for I r t u second, their furnai-e* and k i l n i were broken up. But the pena'lles did not tsto then-. tlr.nllc HS lh(;«e may sfem, or one i n u n was hiiiiK^d ri 1/ondon f r buru- Itisi coal. Kur a luiiK time no ont^ imwl coal, but i h e i n v e n t i o n of t h . vertical ohiinney h r o i i K h t it j i i ' o f a v n r aualn, a» ihey carrltd uvuiy .he dirt and Co. Uhlo i t . . , Cu.., 2,714 400 Sot Traii»i,ii)Hutlon Ini estmcni. An examiner o', 1 the IntersUUft Commerce Commission hao recoi i mended that a ruliiiK bo Ie6tu-l to t te cffoct tluit invefltuientti of if.li.OGO,4(i in coal |) pipe-flies of t h i s Norfolk Western H a l l w a y , w h i c h nro operate- to fur- nihli fuol lor tho USP of Ilia earner, m.iy not be claw cd :ih iuvo. t u t c t i t it;

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