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The Rice Belt Journal.
Published Every Friday by
Welsh Printing Company, Ltd.
ONE DOLLAR A YEAR IN ADVANCE.
Entered at the postoffice at Welsh, La., as
secoud class matter.
FRI.DAY, SEPTI'.\IJHEI 13, 1907.
To insure publication all copy should be in
our office by Weunesday noon.
D. R. tE AD, EDITOR.
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nal. ILetter From Gordon S. Orme of Nem
a Orleans, Rlelying to RIesolUtiolns
Passed by the Rice Planters
and linsliness Men
Ltd. of wIelsh.
. New O()rleaus, La,, Sept. 9, 1907.
_I_ 1. litot' I ice Belt Journal,
La., as elsh, La.
-- Some kitnd friend has sent me an
107. issue of your paper, well marked, un
i"" der (late of teiptemnb ler 6th ,
be il I fully riealize the fact that 'when
ii.iut' rance i. bliss, 'tis folly to he
wise,"but as there Is; no oo who has
the Silncere interest of the rice industry
l at heiart ei' than myself, the resoln
tilns of the \'Velsh citizens notwith
l h dini: , a): d as tliey ha e seen lit to
attaek thil integrity of my renmarks, I
i ill ;ive therit an explanation of hnow
the article iin iuesitioi api-earled, as
Swell as a little food for digestion.
I was tllictating my mail in the after
noon when the reporter for the Ti n'es
l emocrat called at my oftihe and in
istced ail reeing rile, statiing the i ait
*t i was- of sc(m iimiportalirce(; unlder the
circir mstances, I asked hian intto ntl\ Ji
1w:iv ft l othe and he toi lr that he
had positive inside inf'n(, ation that aii
riire triu-t was I)ein,2 n)lL-; ii/i, t he Ith i
detrimtent of the inillitry. I rp,led
that if -i aih wai s the c':ise, I knew tili
ii'i2 a lilit it, and alw ys liatve thliuihlt
that a rie trust wouil soon ll( e rti a
inpra tiotal ti tru-t, ;is a rie i ill to
c(-e(ll-ite .. ith such a ll o fra i/a'io I
oiu(li bhe uit in I l l-r haritl slp;i( t
O if t i l e i t a v ' ( , e n (. 1i I- t
I Ui-iij.iRt11 5 irlfeiar cosi }11 iii-(
I c0(, id r'edi his infr maru lai ti n]i. tin
worthy of any ser-ious remark:. i le
. thlen asked In hllow it was tLhat rillmu i
t. ir e tal dr(ipped fi nig i.'.' to 1.'.;i
per ha t I iie lie that I eR llie-s 111
iiwho paid $5].3 o paid dearly for their
-expe.ienle, but that at the openinrg of T
the sea;son the 1l itrket was ver 'lr area
which conditions could not continue1
to exist, as there was a fair ot'(, in ci
siznt, and f 'tl, niermore,, tha ,-ne;rral
tradue at that time thought va lues so un
hih that they would ptr-chase i only in
a snmaIll wayv, and I showed himn sorile ti
telerrains to that effect. a ndalso stat- h
ed that when the (crollp gt in movt - fa
0utnoveumont. planters could hardly ex- ,
poet. over r4 in New Orleans forI, the
best goods, which priice, I am candid til
to say. I think a good one. He then Ilm
asked mie what I thought of the size of
the crop and I replied that present in- m
dications pointed to a four and three. et
fourths million (crop, but with very
fvoi'(ra'ile conditions it would trohlt- to (
blv realch the five million mark, but thi
as there was a lot of late rice, should of
we hat, a bad harvest or early north to
winds, nmy estimiate could he reduced. p0.
He then asked ale how miuch rice I lqua
thonirht it wouh Id require for the con- thei
The conv\ersation ended here and 1 am
tho ,.cht niothing fa rther of the matter- of 1
but I repeat these are- my views to-day leas
and if the citizens of Welsh think thenty sec
ihavre been stated for any personal er
motive, they -are qui te welcome to s rn
their opinioni. hut when any statement s
ever- appear-s over ray signature, if than
they wish to dispute such statements year
rrim bank nccount is always open and advr
at their disposal, if they wish to wag- ers.
ei- and can pi-irve wherein my state- N
nients are wrong. scret
Thie ,reatest catastrolphies that ever used
befell the rice planter, have been due you
to the fact ihat he takes delight in pur
fooling himself. When we had a been
couple of large crops some time hack the d
I mredictedrl what would happen aRld abou
even more than I predicted came to and
I• pass. The sooner the rice planters
imake a study of their industry and un
derstand what conditions they have to
Sfae at various times, the better oft
Sthey will Ie, because thery can iprepare
themselves in an intelligent manner to
meet such conditions, for, unfortun
ately, resolutions have little effect in
ch anin g conditions.
For the information of those who I
are interested in the rice business in
the various branches, I make this
statement without fear of contradic
tion from any intelligent source.
Never in the history of the United
states has there bec'u consumed in
this conuutrv and in P'orto f[ico as
much as four and one-half million
bags of domue.stle rice produced in the
State. of L(ouisiana, Texas and .\Ar.
kansas, and any parties who expect a
12reaer t on osuimption this car as a
maxiicccmum, are iuo'rant of the tnrue I
conditions. I give the following state
munt showing wherein I estimuated last
e\'ar s (oulsullptic n of rice as 4,li6,.
11(1), .andl if these ltii ir ,es are ill error.t'' ',
10 ().It, ,e ]Vl' t l )t' i le t ''ore thcantl kful] t iii 'l
llm se' f t, .'rtcit e furthtert itlfor'latiuoi
,uc the s buljcct.
i haste t itt the igoru t. li teori' nc,.
l nit a r(, diI to mIy V 'tre,',le tion, tilt
tir 'vI. lr of vie Ailn. t I. 1! Oli , Vwas
ý ( li icl iilll unlll ' l(O,tlI); buit I take
- ti, f u e as a hasls. I halt notl
seeni the figures for the carr'tv-ove thit
a yti, A. iuliust lst, though I hae;\ askedi
Sfor thelr several t illits, huit I know
X1 peromally of at l ..st l(10 ,()0 Thll is
rai(se thet figure to 2( ",,n0l . La.,
\t V 1i' I, I tb li, v , i'e . l th 11;lll.1 ,1
sack', de'-ttroed in the Mi faddenl ii:
t l(e wereI 4It,04ii) suui ik 011 thit sti alltf,
ft~ ( )gonii i the li.M is issi, l i 'river nd
1illitI1 sacks destlrtyed by lire ii rew
1 l'lk, ii ak in l10,(iil) sacks loss,
lwhich rI'(dli ,es thl o Iilur'e, to ) 9 ,0i 1,1, i0
Tfici tllres beltiore i'u at this wliti n
ol Mli. M arsha ll, secreta'r of the
e J Ri \e miller,' iid Listy ihibuttrs' a s v.
elation, igave last eali'. eropI as I,
; 37,7 .; and I do not know if these tig
rtIesil all(nw a:vthing lfor seed rice that
i tlma have been 5lshipped (itt (t f thec -
iuill~ r t ot, bil t I give the benelit of
the (ioui, and this would sho0w on tt
face of it ai distribut ilon of 4,t4hii,( ),
When I speark of the coisuliiption (o
the ('nited States, I naturally meian;i
i what rice is used for eating plril ose s
tand not in anufai'tured into other pro.
dnlctt, i lId rice cannot hlie sold for
itaniilfactrring ipurposes except at a
very low ligure, generallvy speaking, "
so low that it does not pay the planter
ti lproduce it. I estimated last season
that there were at least 300,000 sacks
of screenings and second heads sold
to blrewers for manufacturing pur
po uses: Te'J'xas not only sold large
(lliutities of screenings, but even
their second heads, and for many Cr
months most of the mills of this city
made no screenings and ran them into
their brewers' supply, and I think I }
ain conservative when I estimate ouit fu
of last year's crop that there were at fi
least 300,000 sacks of screenings and f
second heads sold to brewers which ly
were not eaten, and which go into
consumption of a year when the crop n
is small and screenings still higher to
than brewers, and of a short crop ex
year, screeuings usually sell one cent thf
advance, and even more, above brew- ct
Now, if we allow 300,000 sacks of
screenings-and second heads as being
used for brewing purposes last year,
you have a distribution for eating
n purposes of 4,166,733. If the crop had
a been a little larger last year, I think
the distribution would have run up to t
about four and one-fourth millions,
and if you can increase this distribu- a
tion this coining year by one-fourth of a
a million, you will be doing all I an
The rice planters are fortunate this re
year in the fact that there is quite a p
scarcity of granulated rice in Europe, ri
the consequence being that prices of
this product are almost higher than w
ever before, being about it to i cent el
higher than it generally ruled in years
past, and it looks like there will be a 1n
demana at fair values all through the ua
season, as corn is bringing good pric- S
es and this is also an active competit. it
or in the manufacture of beer. oi
I am candid to state, ordinarily, I N
would not take the trouble to write bi
this letter in answer to the resolutions he
of the citizens of Welsh, exceut for ce
the fact I believe wisdom cannot be
practiced without knowledge, and if
these lines can benefit the industry, or
enlighten those who are endowed with m
common reasoning faculties, to profit sa
thereby, I will be amply repaid for my me
If the various mills this year could by
come to some agreement to take all is
the screenings off the market and use us
them for brewers, it certainly would wi
help greatly to get enhanced values ar
for the remainder of the crop, and, in Eli
my judgment, would be the most in. Po
telligent policy to pursue. an
Referring to my estimate of the crop, trc
I notice that Messrs. Ernst and Des- gis
forges estimate same at five million
and were complimented by the Lake
Charles paper on their estimate.
Texas reports the anticipated crop nai
this year at two and one-half millions; for
Loui,iana lase, yea- prod,,ltr, 2,4P,'O,.
to) ~~ ji~~~ii ·.i\i~i;:il
crease over last year over 100,000.
L3 Therefore, if Southwest Louisiana
no makes as large a crop as it did last
year, the entire state will produce
t fully two and one-half millions, and
it with the same for Texas, an estimate
1 of five millions at this writinelcertain=
' ly would not seem impossible.
S1 do not proess to bhe infallible in
my judgment, but I at all times claim
to be conscientious, and for the reason
) expressed herein, I certainly consider
t the resolutions adopted by the Welsh
citizens entirely uncalled for in every
respect. Yours truly,
Gordon S. Orme.
River Rice Crop 100,000 Sacks Under
Former Estimate, So says Siew
erd Milling Company.
r In their weeklyv rice market letter,
the Sieward Milling Company say:
The week's rice market closes active
and strong and largely oversold at an
advance of a full quartor of a cent.
Trade in general buying freely and
with great confidence. Receipts of
rough rice falling off rapidly. Sup.
ply of raw material not sufficient to
run mills on half capacity.
It is conceded that the river crop
will fall short fully 100,000 bags of
We have little hope of, and can see
nothing to justify a recession in val
ues. Prices paid for rough rice in
Southwest Louisiana and Texas dur.
ing the week preclude any Possibility
of the interior mills competing with
New Orleans values. That there will
be a further advance on extra fancy
heads next week, is now a foregone
f Health in the Canal Zone.
The high wages paid make it a
mighty temptation to our young art l
sans to join the force of skilled work.
men needed to construct the Panama
canal. Many are restrained however,
by the fear of fevers and malaria. It
is the knowing ones-those who have
used Electric Bitters, who ¢o there
without this fear, well knowing they
are safe from malarious influence with
Electric Bitters on hand. Cures blood
poison too, billiousness, weakness,
and all stomach, liver and kidney
troubles. Guaranteed by all drug.
For Police Juror of Ward Two.
We are autbhrirzed to announce the
name of T. . LaRngly as a candidate
for the nomination for the ofloe of
Police Juror for Ward Two, subject
to the action , the voters in the derm
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ME AT MARKET and GROCERY
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Give us a call and be convinced.
MORRISON 1 JENNINGS,
WELSH, : LOUISIANA,
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