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Evening public ledger. [volume] (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, October 08, 1917, Final, Image 6

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Ions Range From 20
0tf Cents a Ton on
Various Grades
mt Rebate on sales
rkttlow in Prices
by Retail Coal Men
REDUCTIONS of from twenty to
slxty-uVe dents h ton on hard
coal announced today by American
Ico Company:
Now Old Othor retailers'
price prlco prices
Pea . . $7.10 f 7.75 S8.90 to $8.00
8t6vo. $8.55 $8.75 $8.40 to $9.00
NUt .. $8.55 $8.75 . $8.50 to $9.00
Egg .. $8.25 $8.50 $8.00 to $8.75
Inductions ranging from twenty to sixty.
fHe cents a ton on various grades of hard
coal were put Into effect today by the
American Ice Company, one of the largest
rtal concerns In the city. Bills for all
coal sold to consumers since October 1 by
this company will be readjusted to meet
the new rates.
William. Potter, recently appointed fuel
administrator for Pennsylvania, returned to
hla offices here this morning after visits
to Washington and New York to confer
with authorities In those cities bn the cosl
situation, but almost Immediately left the
city again. It was said at hta offices that
ho had no announcements to make at the
A number of" the city's 330 coal dealers
ave lowered tholr prices to JG.90 a ton
tor pea coal, but a majority are still asking
from J7 to $8 n ton. The American lee
Company will ask $7 10 a ton, as compared
with Its previous price of $7.78.
For other grades, the American an
nounced the following prices will be ef
fective until October 15, on account of the
rveromental order which requires the dealer
to balance his' books every two weeks In
order to ascertain the exact cost charges:
Egg coal, 8.25, old price J8B0; stoe
eoal, $8.65, old price $8.76; nut coal, $8.65,
eld price, $8.75.
In malting up the new list of the Ameri
can. B. R, Simpson, Its general coal super
intendent, said the company took Into ac
count stock on hand bought at the lower
prices prevailing' as far back as July.
Xased . strictly on what was received In
September, he said, the Government Would
L'Y J" cornPMjr'o charge M 48 tcr egr.
97 ior stove, i is for hut and 97.80 for
pea. Comparing these with present prices,
they show a drop of only two cents on egg
and six cents on stove Nut coal would be
one cent Abo the present standard and
pea ooal Ave cents up
According to the report of the American
Its rates from October 18 to October 19 will
be about the same as those charged lately
This Is due, Mr glmpwn said yesterday, ttv
what was bought In September, which Was
at a higher figure than August or July,
Dealers generally are disturbed oer the
seventy-nvt-ceiit charge allowed the Inde
pendent operators. On this point Mr Simp
son saldr
By (he ellmlantlon of the seenty-flve
cent charge to the Independents the
' American could cul forty cents a ton off
Its new prices. At he present time wj
are buying more than 60 per cent of our
ccul from Independents. Paying them
seventy-five cents a ton more than the
regular companies It means we have to
mark up the cost to the oonsumer in pro
portion to the tonnage bought from these
If the price of coal, whether from com
panies or Independents, was fixed at a
standard price there would be no neces
sity for changing prices every two weeks.
The dealer would know Just where he
stood and so would the consumer
The situation ns to prices among dealers
other than the Ameilcan Is said to be In
a hopeless muddle. Representatives of com
pany after compnn admitted freely yester
day they had no, Idea where they stood
The matter has come to such a pass that
the Philadelphia Coal Exchange has re
tained law yers to Interpret Doctor Garfield's
Instructions as to how the new prices are
to be woTked out
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WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 Unseasonably
cold weather throughout most of the United
States today Increased the problem of the
Federal Coitt Commission. Complaints from
arloUB sections of the country continue to
pour In declaring that coal cannot be pur
chased Itlght here In Washington the coal
tlcalers openly declare that thoy cannot fill
their orders, as they are Unable to got coal
from the mines This, too. in the face of
tho positive declaration by Doctor GarfUIJ
that "there is no coal shortage."
Officials admittedly were considerably
troubled They fear that the new plan of
rut.1 distribution will fall. But they refuse
to make any statement to this effect at this
time, Insisting that the plans of Doctor
Gairleld should have a fair test
Advices reaching Individuals here indi
cate that the great difficulty now In the way
of securing a complete supply of coal Is
the shortage of labor Experienced miners
find that they can make mere money with
far less risk working In other lines So
far suggested wage advances are held up.
Coal production must be doubled and even
trebled In every field If the present danger
ous situation Is to be overcome That to
day was Doctor Garfield's pressing prob
lem, and It must bs sohed within the next
few days. If the emergency Is hot met
It r likely that President Wilson will be
compelled to take other measures to pre
vent actual suffering from cold In the big
cities. ,
inability to organise Htale fuel adminis
trations has held up many of the measures
of relief planned by Doctor Garfield, It was
admitted today at the fuel administration
Dittoes. Ddclor CJarfield still persists that
there Is no actual coat shortaae tor the
presnt and that there will be sufficient coal
for all for the entire winter. It was stated
that because there are no State fuel ad
mlhlstratlOhs Irt many States aN yet, It Is
impossible to procure accUrnte data as to
where a coal emergency exists When such
an emergency Is determined Doctor Gar
field will release coal which he has com
mandeered, Failure to organize the State
administrations Is laid at the door of Con
gress, for Its holding up the food and fuel
bill for many weeks.
It was asserted today that communities
lacking in coal and having no State ad
ministrator to appeal to should tflko the
matter up with the Federal fuel adminis
trator Immediately
Montgomery County Body Soilds
Out Mail Notices for Exam
inations to Fill Quota
The two district appeal boards of this
city are sifting out draft ellglbles today
as usual. No. 1 board repoits 186 men for
military servloes to the Adjutant General of
the State and to local boards Nos. 1. 4. 6,
6, 8, 39, 40 and 42. This board, on the first
three days of October, granted nineteen and
refused eight Industrial claims, grnnted
eighty-six and refused seventy-five personal
appeals on grounds of dependency, physical
dlsablllt and Allen rights, nnd discharged
one already In the Federal service.
Notices for examination are being sent
by mall today bv the local board for Di
vision No 1 of Montgomery County, with
headquarters at Ardmore. no that It maj
fill Its complement of IOC. the balance of
its quota of 397 men already being housed
nt Camp Meade
Fresh Air Cure Availnbic at Homo
Persons hufferlng from tuberculosis need
hot spend large sums of money In taking
trips to distant parts of the country for
fresh-air cures, according to Director
Krusen He said that there are many
places In the suburbs of Philadelphia where
fresh-air cures are given
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LudendorlFa Order to Army Em
phasizes Need of Conservation
of "Humnn Material"
Flni.D, Oct. i,
Ciermatiy's military chiefs, for the flrtt
Aline In the wnr, are beginning to talk about
economlilnsr the nation' "humnn material."
tierman nrmy ordefn, signed by Quarter
master CJeneral I.udenilorlT, have recently
been taken from DrlRonern, emphnaUIng the
liced for til Ih econom.
Heretofore, "economy orders" captured
on prisoners dealt only with the Importance
of not waallnR uliells, munitions nnd other
material supplies. Kven In the present or
der l.udendolff, while still placing the ut
most Importance upon economy of shells,
concedes now thnt economy of lives Is morn.
Important nnd must hereafter take tlrst
Ludendorff's order, translated from the
copy taken on n German prlsoitci. declares
The consumption of munitions has re
mained constantly very high recently on
the fighting front In spite of the fact
that the combative ncthlty has generally
diminished Note The order was ap
parently frstied ery early In September
before the llrltlsh drive In Flanders In
particular the consumption of shells for
mortars nrtd heavy field howltrers Is
much greater than the production
This Is terlous However, the superior
direction of the army cannot issue a new
general order for a further restriction In
consumption of munitions, because our
losses on all the fighting fronts continue
to be very high and could become even
higher If funther general restrlrtlons
were made, Uconomv in men is even
more Important than economy in munitions
.. i ...... ,A in i niitnin an Im
provement n these twd points. ,.?ihi
end It Is necessary to use munition
carefully as possible according to firdera
previously given, ahd also to "BUlAte
the tactics of our fighting methods ac
cording to regulations given arid the oir-r-umstances,
so as to diminish our ioos.
According to orders which we
have seen and according to the com
plaints of the troops, It ! no ,'onB'r i"
dpubt that we persist In our old ways
of seeing things nnd that we conllnUS
along those (wasteful?) lines 6n certain
occasjons. .These tactics are In nrsi
line positions:
Too severe fighting for possession of
ground, even a trench element which I
of little tactical alqe, without Irtiportancs
and even disadvantageous to defend.
Hasty coUnter-atlacks without Informa
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llrt. .
t,arg reserves -Vent too files or In the
open when no sttack Is planned,
Too much artillery nr 5ln.i0':
tlons where thers Is M enemy. iUoh M
destructive eannohadlnff of "W
trenches) UMlessi barrage fires and can'
tiohadlhg, eipeclaliy at night, when iniirs
Is not surnclttit Information for regular
Ing the fire.
The LUdendorff order Ur.de addtd sig
nificance to the dispatches from this front
Sn September IS, In .which It was Mated
that out of H.ooi.000 men who figured on
tho army rolls ths Prussian arm -Z
now had only about M09.000 Uri
nhllflr ranks. Oerm.n iYJ!f !"-
rtiill ths grays significance of ihiT. H
mendous loos of man power. '
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No American is too dull to realize what would have happened in
1776 had our forefathers slunk away to fondle their gold when the
proclaimers of Liberty hurled their challenge! ,
Germany despised us as a weakling nation, bloated with wealth.
Today she hates us for our interference with her plot against the
whole world's freedom. "After England, America!" That is her
slogan. " We'll make the rich Yankees 'pay our debts, and we'll
teach them a lesson in the paying ! "
And dpn't think that America cannot lose this fight ! For lose it
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ing and the lending, both! Our troops are marching out to "no
man's land,". ready to go through hell for us. They do not ask that
we older men tramp beside them, but they do ask that we back
them up with oiir last dollar, providing ships and food and clothing,
permitting no want of guns or shells, cartridges or airplanes,
counting no sacrifice too great when .they are laying down their
lives for freedorh and humanity. ,4 r .
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