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   Weekly Courier, The (Newspaper) - December 20, 1923, Connellsville, Pennsylvania                               Recognlied Authority OH Coke Trade. Circulates YthereTer Coke is Manufactured or Used. f NO 25 PA THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 20, 1923 SIX PAGES Prices and Prospects. Review of the Connellsville Coke Trade. Pre-Hollday Buying of Spot Furnace Has Not Developed According to Usual Custom Market Prices Become "shade I Kasier But Hie Still Iv t air. I IMPROVEMENT EXPECTED' Uxiat Ytnldle of lannnri Nneii Irnnj and Steel are SsdmUilrd to Pick 3Iore first Quarter ton- tratts Cln-icU. oal MirUcl V orsc. al tu Tl e V tckls Cnui e PIITTSBUK.G, De  1 re in a.ntun Chlcaco L-ievdiaud Columbus Detroit i. fat I-ouia trie JUr-iaburE Joliet 3V lie 28 18 277 a M 277 16 "3 Phllartolpftla Pi tbb UE 1 Port Henry 1 o< ft, i Jj.ltUnli OtiL FoLtalown 3 Heading RtU-mond Va. (B O 4 69 Richmond Vn. (P R. R buuth Bethlehem 3 53 Sncdeland Pa- 3 Toltdo O S -S WheelmB 2 Points 2-  3 5J ua.lt.more (FOB >esaela Statistical Summary. MIODlCTIOir CumiellsvIUe EJfDESG BECliMBJCa 15, 1DS3., WBLK ENDING DECEWBFR 8, 1 ons DISTRICT 8 Lower Limer Cuuiiellsrille loUls __________ 14.0SC J.rJG SVfO 2J.090 soin 18.056 The Cu'tonidry I're-Chri'-tmas Demand Haiinsr 1 ailtd MERCHANT OVENS LoimellsTllle CoBiiellsrUle 1 otals ____________ 1.257 1 I.H I SIC !.2 r 1.8SO 5i.no SOFTER PRICES A SIGNAL COAL LEGISLATION AWAITS ENDING OF COMMITTEE RGHTS SniiHi HilK ill I mliody Ri 3Iadc Bj Coal Commission. GOV. PINCHOT'S PET PLAN state Commerce Commission shou cl no jurisdiction to reue-w an order or recommendation ot the codl di islon i (2) The au should do brr it ui lawful for tin e in hi durLion ind d dtrinution of irthricn- cnai In intersta e coiunerce to un fair pricft cs to charge un cisonolel pr ces to create monopolies In or TF j strain intcrstatp commerce In coal or tn enc-ige in practice not m in tersLit commerce which anr unreasonable d against i Interstate cora-nercc in coal BY-PRODUCT OUTPUT DROPPED BEHIND IN Which Operators Find It Prndent fo Heed, Tear TO! Close >1 ith Total TonnatP Oror or More limn that of last Irar. total Nas Tons, or live Per Cent tnder October, LOSS GREATER ther Occas'onal saleH of gas slack ma) be made at 75 tout tnis "ftoilrld __________ middle of____________ January, "both, because pig iron and be steel markets are likel> to pick up Thp pig (ron (OBtmUi then and because there will be more huf. ices are ffel, hem Tho re u arc e dlsposItlOB on the aart ol botn coke care fair- c coal to anticipate u e wp__ of _ir? sibility of a st ike at the union rf )arger L and possibility coal mines April 1 The ordinary asking price on spot conslimers stm must hu, but Jurit or prompt furnace now they are inactive Fro- nd consumption of merchant requirements 0nsumers who ordlnar. ll} bllv. a qua.rter at a time bmaller Dec er merabership The eon of the cont- ra utecs In Congress engaged the attention of both thus far no attempt has made by committees to tarte i p coal legisla- tion writCT the correcvpondent of tho Cn) To and publish the In relitlnn to anthricite coal the mak mtors-tato commerre refommenn ttions on affecting fH) To anj subject coiei ted with the iiitbra- I coati ued to sag coil mdt f O T> o art should autior ?P hf itCT the correcvpondent of n 10 issue mandato-j or Chiuago Black Diamond f'ers fow conrp-Hince Trtth its recom T'le House com-nittee on interetats mendatkms ion the public interest and foreign oonunerce which renuires (b) orders si ould bo handle coal legislation In tbe House issued onU nftcr for i will cont'mie to be controlled bj con hearing fcj Ma.nd3.torj orders is tn amtb sltough the margin will be vragei or condition ot In orrtpr so slender as to make action at timos should be proh uncertain There were two tn rr can vancancies nn committee and righ boJi of the new members are order --ho ild HP limited to as conservatives Thev are rc-pre [cases -whore Ir the absence of resula Tht monLhl> report ol! the tnited fatjtes Geojog burvey that th production of bj product con.e i November and th-u iiual nutpu J42 (HIU nn w L.T li7 uuu tf n-  output increased tons or 1 I pf-r truit Of 70 bj product plan now 111 ex -.tpnce 63 were a md five were Idle The cokp iet tutioml ection5! the [produced was Sll ppr rpnt of the to fix price of ical etc br total capacity of all piants It has become qu te ipparen that the pre Hoi dav Increase m coke moveir nt Is to be conflneu a most ex Jv to furnaxCE taking fuil in s at oi part al requirements on con trin I is mam ost to the rrodmris that there js (o be no large iast mo iili aim et ng of spot in anticipi ton. o a bigjta n pertittpjcc Bluip in produc ion as a result of the I FO inconsiderable ohsprvancp of Chnstmab by tbe work j preceding months "wbicn verv t rs of the region largelv b tbe corresponding1 This be'ng the situation as it has dp mon vs ef JU__i-Mt thp pre en jear during the past 10 here wTll c-loco wan a total well bepn no urpent need to a 13 000 0{ 0 and more than production as has not inf-erjuentlv double that of latt trad" cou- it waa an tidditionai factor ttudmfc to cui b aia> iiiclmat, on J3 ex land cokiu0 uptidti 11 j JIG absence ot a vveil tleliiKd pre ohrisimas bujics n uveuieni. ea i l the price tor spot, lujudee coke at softening ten- di.ui.ieb wh eh at iflib lime acts at. A wh eh, it is prudent LO heed Ihai the mc-cbant tonnage gain declined irom 7 in the1 week cuded Jjeccmber o jU last week in- meates tue extent to hich a tea Lion. was i aad to the Kverv prefaer t 'e-uure forecaBta rjunc clear y hai December produc- tion main am tbe average of. ibe recent weeks which bas been in ex- ass of iby uua tons Ills is appron- mai h -OiiOU tons ihe a eratoe uuriDg December The b s ttHA the middle ot with a cer tueu has been compared wi_h the. 1 een rioue In prenous Tears rlecbm was almost invariably coun (d upon to take place in ChT-istmas; WPC! hilp t here was h JL pro at pr activity last tt an for week1, prpcpdng t nd not Tnke on propor ions as to material v d j to the repiojal gam WRS only 1040 [OT- is npamst f Srn inns HP wppk T ha tj was rlmdptf 1 tons at furracc and tons at merchant plants siowed that npither producing fplt it pJthpr rie" rahle or nnrp isar% o en their output to le degree" feUs thorefore that il houfrh Leen d v or pro nun ed ipenng o? toward the close5 of r it hns not tr n attended th is d onsofjuencoi night have occurred under ances The pr average in o at th" pnntc IT-T not so much 10 e-wrll prod in A a st was u rh a rn mpking rh-> prp Christ n PTV oppc ot o np i 1) k rdt r P niair ptiluctmn af coke Si araa% D" Si ro tons cred red Production of i nnrp sentatHes of and BiirtnfS" of North Dakota. committee on committees refused to approve tho selection of Representative Beck of whose appolntiient the radicals Tn tbia tion thpro or in of orbit-ant charg  pjg iron arg as wel] HetfflWIttrtfS-frn-ff nme Demo j m ssion fb) unappealrd from Soorte feut there are still SOTIC unsold'crats on this Instead o( 15 Or affi-ncri on apppal should be ftml think firm bids of would oring furnace slockil it vrould require an, Rapublicans and six Democrats is tn Thpj -hrnild en'orreable bv injunc out coke, but thia would hardly be inj m congUnxption, perhaps a the past Representame- M nMow t on in 1 rhre igh the of anything but small and scattered to bring in anyi ccntinues as rha'rman a" the commit and 15 cents see.ns the fair the furnaces now Id'e The market tee Mr Wtnslow s reappo ntment tn range making 53 80 to ?4 00 as tne remamg qd0table as followa j R brtn crit'cired bv the 423.00 radicals he radicals iride Definitely Toward Lower Production nn J2I oo oo VOLUME SMALL LOT BUTO OF STEEL SHOWS AN INCREASE quotable market Baassmer One or two additional furnace coke contracts lor flr-t rjuarter have closed but de-ails are carefully prices are f o b Valley fur- guarded from whix h the trade is uacos [reight to PittaUurg being Jl "C rather disposed to assume the con cession from the- common asking price of 25 considerable I: claimed in fact, that some fairly good cokes could be boupht at 00 tor the quarter but this is not full> sub stantiated when qu ility is considered For January shipment alone it would be another matter All told some tracts are closed covering furnace coke deliveries the first quarter but at least one ot these is an old contract, starting t  Rcp-ex-nlatlve of M tssti tion although in tbe past session most of it went to the on coai xrtticatlon and labor of which Senator a_Lvth_orvtJ Borah chai-man 1 2i I; af screen mgs Tnd he i eragre m  not much eon- o" this comm UCP are regard ract ng for deliveries over the first cd n 1 berMs there is enough to make j nils emfbodvirm the As a. matter of fact the j Moa s rrcommend i or is not seeking contracts I tion havo not been inliorlti od is vr for'l u ire being: drafted 1 of members nf rongre-.1- Sen to thr nrst or tbe month Uiero md vc n as 'heen an ircreas n? ptoportion of a are 1 o h vvnrk np on bill e UTV ing nistrUctionc not to il ip until ifter Jao t ob jert of tho btner is mereh to keep the material out nf the annual m ventorv tnu a result is to present tha of mi I fro-m re-pre irtai nipnt of tc Ke pi f luclion tiip q intity ol enal Used m if m a df i lint i it is L thai tho TO! il coal oonsucied bv thp coke md S'iry ir Nc v pml nr ifS 000 not ton-i ol whir i 4 000 tons ehirtjert JD b> pi odm L oven1- ind 1 740 uoQ tons in bfehive ovens On this basis approximated I7 9 ppr cen of the November coal product nn is made into eoke Assimi ng a vielrt of irerchantable taned li-ough the crcitlon of in L t e Ol b9 b per ccnL nf Lne CQlI inliriciu bureau under the Inter in bv p o.h.cL an 1 ,M ue, Commerce Commission with I cen m oven thi atuhontv to innuaU apportion an Grage n onlhiy conbuinp ion of tinaclte coil between tae states In C It iS lib hi i ea i uo ilfl 000 per >o ir d director of the receive a salary af the six pretpdrng ht _______now opera ing are us ng piir- chaaed so tha the j, total of "business A be done s not a shou ng without furnacps getting: Into the market Taus far there is no dofinfte orders Sign of this tJ ere are hopes M aclual there nas been nw "h hand to monfh buying of late or 1 uymg foi a ngle month at a time It s doubtful whether there -will oe much more Quarter contracting First quarter pr ces have been set on several additional brands of coke ircluding ordindiy TOT! commis _ Cor episla INUlTlber Of last three months follows odi coal and ha Employes Decrease 111 1U8 1919 13 0 li L b p emter t Lobe r N 10 00) 2 3ftS OOU 3 G8100 401 OOL 3 U! 000 1 4 000 1 000 4 UOO 1 la-t OOJ 4 U14 000 2 000 n res oon 06 OOf 1 OB6 om Ifa6 OuO 2 33 OOd 1 40000 range ilonp thn of tb-> coil convulsion s rr> orrmonditions I he nhjcct OL eoa leg station vas ilisiUbfacd bv Pinchot ot at, conferences dunns the past week with Senators Borib The average "umber ot employes in September was 191o91" who receiv ness is now piling up at mills -Go ernoi Pinchot went over with the ct a toui Ccmpensition of 217- in a Tra-v as decrease opera the outlines of his proposal 137 otal ely tiors in the latter part of this month for federal legislation which would QOl) 000 less than thit of August corresponding j increase opera-i nude for far reaching control of the__________________________________ Oj------------------------------------------------- puuK and these rices run clownjo sentlCB ,olume of huying a-u haa Tvenroot Norris o' Ise 6- Iheio wue 2 Ss or 14 pe.- c few rt on tbe laili oads ember than in accordrng j to itest report or the Interstate tomiianics TIerpe. Commission dealing with, The Carregie and cmplovment stdtistics September coal compiniob have merged in the was tne firSt month since the first Caninpie Coa! Compan> eanita stocl pi DP 000 tons in of he year ID which railroad employ of which John A Bell of ment has shown a decrease P'ttsburg the dom hgure in each Is president Hrst Week of Tipprrabcr tailed to Ee- Same Trae oi Brehhe TA LJCC IS Thp of ih In ed e Orological Sui  6} J OB-- iv h en has been exceedep 1 criods b-i but vear 1 t-fi PI i was 30 1" OMO tnns ind uhon it u is oo Pu The pro ueuon o beehive eoke e-overec. proirpilv afier Tbank'jg Dav jut tht, wael ended DPI tuber S f u ed to sho nont ovei reeent f Jll t me flip toil output is nou osLimiipd to ind a 2j flt tons an ner of 12 ODi tons over the ho div weeti pre crd rg and il nost UP '-.in e is n the vveek ended er -4 1 he w as gcneril Colorado and New- (hei a v, as aslipht deci fisr 0 T IP Pour PT protiuct on i 17J to 381 02 to'-s The cumuUtive pioc 1 eoke dui ng 1123 to Dec M n 1 it 1" 1J4 OCO nei 1 nr the voar Dcrp i brtr cc n prodir-t on has been 17 1 i4 o ions as coTiparec3 with "IT ton in ]922 5161 ino tons In 21 r mlunr i tons (ibi np tl Turodcc lliS" r ere i mi "3 is t c nip re i HI mcr i f of 2 ur -Pt n nascof prpcruing w ihf rrod] ion I C 1 M Of 1 of i l rui i c no o ac i v pi n s IP e f Pows ir f -i Nell 1 CuiHu 2" Out I ni r f thp Po] TC r f 1 100 tons 1 n n i ercvant MA i-c been 10 O-ace IS o 1 uko" r The Den n im g arfnitv f Prodi ction he iv o interests and he tola! ro nr red vv th ihe in 1 "2 shown1 here IOI tlnig w uj Total The 00 aga two partici tarl> favorite -colces pi ices are strict Iv main ained and several contracts kave been closed a them "While the an" is now wider actual tlons ln Januarv Dece-rciber steel out- in hracite mdt s rv bv a dniMon put fall belou that of November ihe Comireice Comrrission w hen In cot production w as it 37 250 Pine hot bill which "00 tons i wh le Tim is like troduced n the near fut Iv to do hette- than No-ve-m'ber ain the "ol1 owing accord- iv steel marl-" 1 dee" now look to a s atement b> Governor Artive Fnrnnfeo. Twent} three fu-nares lie now ac t ve in A abama decreased "Ujpon foundrv coV e holds up at the prico ruling for weoks no1 being iffec ed for rautio 13 hut ire rpi mp; famine of particle b-v the fi rthe- weik stee! during ho Irst two or three furnace quotable is fo lo furnico ontraot rurmc-1 The maiket is months or tbo A e tr -wn h mucu leavicr n the- n-h uffle ent (o narn. tbp imlustrr 1 iicho l d) It R loulu pro-vndc fo" the brt Taest po-.s b! eontrol of inthricite ro I m in eisite coirmerrp n1- a crmniK'ioi Hi) A com j Comirlssion i -i TT i h be m Cleveland Heights Corporation ure will con O r To Take Over Dunbar Furnace, Put in Modem Plant, Report 90 1SJ 31 520 6 360 510 61 i70 liS 20 J12 "1ft s 12 100 Sj 180 1 4 "i 0 11, 41 3 0 149 960 05 "10 134 420 :OC ig 3 Production bv stat he as follow s ast A r i Te-nne-i er i GeorR-ii rgirU ColO'-ado ami Wash and I Slight Increase work of razing the old stacks; is lunr-p is tbit some open to run tn order to raTv ont ron- production trmcts for slack The slack irartcet in all vrhere there was am itself refuses to co-nplete the advance price rrregulariti the market Is now for 1t as i result of the end fiTner and the present outlook ic thit of the lake tments It "worked tike care of themsehes np readilv to 51 5 but hi the Pic is dull In nil market but the has been ho dint up (01 a year uud a two half in unite he courts order to Irremae Commence Commission BOOH exit uslvo Improvements ii when coa rates j the present of coa' cars or repula small furnacea with one open an 1 the perblstem efforts of tions ot affecting the COA modern htack vvitl 'nriustiT. are unrip'- conhirieration thin hoth the present bu otherwise no jurUdittion within the next >ear tie new ruruace CdpaeiLy larger and that attorney of the Mipervisorts to the t! e railrotri tlie obb rue t on fortntgbt has ely advanced fur-1 holding Ha rtcent well o-vor carriers (e) The Jnter-iWill be in operation In Unemployment A illght ri IE hp nun or persons gamfulh in tie United S on Nnveml e" 3 com pared with thp nuiibor )ne month previous is r J> parlment eatlnates T e records o 1428 large employ nc fi-n tbjit the decrease WELS >areh OTe halr ot one tent In seven P In rludlnK ob i L, non fprrouh iiifta an 1 t xt'le t icrs w ere slight 1m In the month Redii imifa lit w o-k inp fort w erf n etl ii P! fooj i w. iar n-, and i mi of au omothe prod! L Ahead of Tie 1 d n t) e ndf i V in ic 1 h r o er J Ir r t co t to i u i i i coil d i 'IP) In 10 co re T. 286 2rf2 ton O not i (vertuh HL uid il irgo coal H iqod he aver-   

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