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The Rice belt journal. (Welsh, Calcasieu Parish, La.) 1900-19??, January 11, 1907, Image 1

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E w Federal Law Fixing a Pen.
SW for Railroads for Failure to
jkdJver Cars Requisitioned by
mlppers After a Reasonable
cago, Ill., Jan. 4.--A consider.
a Dumber of the large shippers
bout the country representing
r1ious industries gathered in Chi
gtoday to discuss the car short
Sproblem. The Lumbermen's As
pcjatjons took the initiative in bring
gten together to excharge ideas
Pd to recommend informally some
lagon. The majority appear to be
frvor of federal legislation penaliz
n the railroads for failure to deliver
,arequisitioned by shippers after a
Nasonable time.
In calling the gathering to order
.g cbairman explained the chief pur
po of the present movement to be to
,ure the enactment of a federal law
quiring the aeseQss nt and payment
gruciprocal demurrage. Under such
slaw, the speaker further explained,
te railroads themselves would be
.pealized for failing to provide ship
pers with cars within a reasonable
e after their requisition. just as
.gg ghippers are ucv penalized for
log to load cars delivered within a
msonable time. Such a law, he said,
oald,go a long way toward relieving
tear shortage now existfng, and
"old prevent its recurrence and the
grmous accompanying losses in the
The speaker explained that the pres
utmovement is not inimical tt the
silroads themselves, but t: the car
grvilceabuses which they hasle al
lowed to grow to such enormous pro
;pornoas. For years the roads hace
nforCed rules to exa.t lelilldrrage
iroum shippers for failur e to load cars
with a reasonable time. This was
generally recognized as just and cal
4bl5d to secure promp t shiplent
sad more satisfactory car service. and
itrightof the roads to exact this de
"arrage under reasonali rules has
sldom been questioned. But when
etroads themselves fail to deiierv
ree requisitioned for 'or ii e', and
pments are delay d for weeks
Amnths by reason of the failure
Wpmce cars at the shi;ge Br's d ispos
ltheshippers naturally feei that the
N61- should work hotih ways eA that
;idemurrage should he reciprocal.
.ýe coal and lumbur trades are
Mslng the fight for reiprcal nce
ae. Present conditions iln the
thbertrade, especially in the South
E£LWest, are said to be dleplolraible.
4car shortage problem is causing;
/3rmous financial loss to the lumber
W4c1turers and the same apllies
tr'ieater or lesser degree to the
grain and other trades. Failure
ae car deliveries has narte:"ially
the current receipts of shilp
ind as a result slime of tile
Stconcerns in the.. ..u(.t[V. ..e
ty been compelled to borrow
at heavy interest to ihandle!
jpayrolls and other obligations.
Only are the lirms themselves af
but their laborers are also
so tbat the total loss (If time
SOney as a dim'ect result of the
failure to supply cars is in
.-Lake Charles Press.
Toonner says ihe is a Candidate
Pf Lieutenant G'overnor.
tome months it has been under
among Mr. Toomer's friends in
,Of the State that he was at
loceptive candidate for the of
- Lieutenant Governor and this
Snnounced in the Press sev
ago. Up to yesterday,
* Mr. Toomer had not sigui
intention of becoming an ac
ladidate. Mr. Toomer gave out
alcement while a guest at the
lea hotel, on his way house
#pendlng Christmas with rel
at Mahived, Miss. When
on the subject he simply
8. it may be of some public
sav that I shall be a candi
SLieutenant Governor in the
State primary."
If he intended basing his can
D:o al y particular platform,
said, "No, but I believe
as a member of the legis.
SSufficiently well known to
ly what my future course
itI rhould be promoted to
Is eek.-Lake Charles Press.
It*a age Bond,
g Appy of the marriage
e bbn Flow, father of i.
0lfis p1 te, gtven in the
recr ed in the books
Count&'y, North Carolina,
sting reading, show
a k 3 conditions which
'ury ago. Mr. Far
3 1. Farlow, while
examining the Randolph County rec
ords about a year ago came across
this bond, and sent a copy of it to his
brother as a memento of their
parent's marriage.
State of North Carolina,
Randolph County.
Know all men by these presents,
That we Reuben Farlow and Samuel
Trogdon, in the State aforesaid, are
held and firmly bound unto the Gov
ernor of the State of North Carolina
for the time being, in the just and full
sum of Five Hundred Pounds, current
money of this State, to be paid to the
said Governor, or his successors or
assigns: To the which payment well
and truly to be made and done, we
bind ourselves, our Heirs, Executors,
and Administrators. Sealed with our
seals, and dates this 28th day of Oc
tober, Anno Domini 1809.
The condition of the above obliga
tion is such, That whereas the above
bounden Reuben Farlow hath made
application for a license for a mar
riage to be celebrated between him
and Elizabeth Odell of the county
Now in case it shall appear hereaf
ter, that there is any lawful cause to
obstruct the said marriage. then the
above obligation to -be void, other
wise to remain in full force and vir
tue. Sealed and delivered in the
Of us. Reuben Farlow (Seal)
Samuel Trogdon (Seal)
Joshua C. Raven
Rust proof seed oats at Jones Bros.
And with it comes the need of a
8 New Supply of Business Stationery.
The Welsh Printing Co.
is prepared to do all kinds of JOB PRINT
ING, and guarantee both the material and
workmanship of every piece of work we turn
8 out. Our job foreman, Mr. P. W. Kiplinger,
is a printer of ten years experience and is
fully conversant with every detail of the 8
work. It matters not whether you want
Letter Heads, Envelopes, Statements, Wedd
ing Announcements, Legal Blanks, Busi
ness Forms or Booklets and Pamphlets print.
ed, WE can do you as good a job for as lit
tle or less money than you canl get done in
Houston, Lake Charles or New Orleans.
Send in your work early so as to give us time to
properly finish it
'PHONE NO 50. .
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A Nice Line of Ladies' 0
Shirt Waist Patterns,
such as Maul Goods of 0
the Very Latest Styles.
10 0
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0 J. S. GERSON, Prop.,
0 0o0
Texas Is Being Flooded With ''Jap.'
The Japanese invasion of the Texas
rice belt, where it is claimed the Ori
entals are revolutionizing methods of
rice culture, is being followed by an
influx of Japanese mechanics. A re
cent dispatch says that the reports re
ceived from the border by L. S. Stew
ard, inspector in chargd of immigra
tion for Texas, shows that a total of
274 foreigners came Into Texas
through Rio Grande ports during the
month of December. Twice as many
who applied for adminsion were re
fused for various reasons. By far the
larger number of these were Syrians.
Of those admitted over 200 were Jap
anese who had come to Mexico osten
sibly to work in the coal mimes, but
soon after deserted and came to Tex
as. Within the past two months over
400 Japs have come to Texas, and
there is every indication that the num
ber will increase from month to
month. All are remaining here and
adapting themselves to labor condi
tions and will soon be a formidable
factor. During January the various
steamship companies operating be
tween the west coast of Mexico and
Japan are under contract to deliver
nearly 10,000 Japs to various Mexico
contractors. Eventually it is believed
that 75 per cent of these immigrants
will find their way to Texas. From
this it will be easily seen that the Jap
question is soon to be a serious one in
Some of the Japs admitted into Tex
as are skilled mechanics, engineers,
electricians. machinists and various
other occunationus which they had an
opportunity to master in Japan. For
these positions they are waking appli
cation at prices fully two-thirds less
Sthan those which are now heing paid.
This is said to he especially t-rue of
the positions of stationary engineers,
an occupation of which the Japs are
very food. Some predict that all
fAmerican engineers on the border will
be replaced by the Japs within three
In the Orle , where once the Scot
tish engineers had an almost complete
monopoly as engineers on the 0ocomo.
tives, the steamboats and in the mines,'
the Japs now have an equally great
monopoly and they do the work well.
The labor organizations are waking
up to the danger of this industrial in
vasion andl are preparing to petition
Texas representatives in congress to
asssst the California delegation in
passing an exclusion act. ---American.
We Are (iettinm a Had Lot.
Commissioner Sargent's annual re
port on immigration to the United
States is full of good" reading-not
only did more foreigners land on our
shores than during any previous year
in our history. but the ratio of unde
sirable new cowers increased in a
marvelous degree. In fact, the En
glish, Irish, German, French and
Dutch-those from among whom
our ancestors came-seem, generally
speaking, to be staying at home or
going elsewhere.
O)ur big cities are heing flooded with
the scum of Soutlhrn Europe. There
is a law whico forbids activity on the
part of steamship companies in the
matter of inducini Ininigrititn to the
United States, hut it is a dead letter.
Mr. Sargent recommends closer su
pervision ant a strict enforcement of
the law.
Concerning the charactetr of 10;
immigrants, the report sai s:
".Witihout exceution, tie countries
from:n which we torn:ceriy ob:taifijmd the
greater p:art of our foreign popula
tion. and which are inhabited by
races nearly akin to our own, sup
plied us with smaller numbers durini
the past year than durinIr 1905-Ire
land, 19,950: Sweden, :l,281; Germany,
3,010m: llenmnark. 1.221, and Scotland,
1,111 less. On the other hand, those
that show the most cunsidwahii c zains
are Italy, 5l I; Iussia, :;o.788;
Greece, S,971, iantid Turkey (in Europe
and Asia) 3.165."
Let us hIe thaniikful that no cunsid
eraile ii number of these undeaira ile
forci;rners seek homes in the South.
The importance of the recent decision
of Secretary Strauss, of the Depart
ment of Commerce and Labor that
any State ln;m y sol iit and defray the
expenses of desirable imimng rants is
emp.hasize-. Sout h'aroliu' success
in doing ,o may he dipa ilcted by
Louisinan-- an:d undoutti'tly will
be.-Lake Churles Press.
Fireman t'riLe at End.
Houston. ,lan. 7.-The strike of the
fiiremnlu on the Southern Pacific is at
an end. 'T'hlie men go back to work to
morrow at no11n. The basis of settle
mEnt was reached tonight during a
conference betwecn V'ice Grand Master
Shea, for the firemeu, and Vtce Grand
Master Wills, for the engineers. The
railways ollicials had no pat'L in the
final conclusion of the trouhle.
The principle contention of the fire
men when the strike was declared cov
ered the right of jurisdiction over the
switch engineers. In other word, the
tiremen's organization demand that a
fireman's seniority as an engineer
dates from the time he became a fire
man. The engineers date their senior
ity over engineers from the time the
engineer becomeh an engineer.
It was learned that the agreement
covering this basil; (tf sertlewent had
been signed by the officials of the two
brotnerhoods and that the firemen will
go back, pending the solutIon of their
seniority by the Commnittee of the Lo
comotive Engineers.-Jeniaings Time
Farmer's Union Meetings.
The Farmers' Educational and Co
operativs Inion of America, with lo
cal unions at Raymond, La., and at
Mgs'ville plantation have arranged
to have some very efficient workers to
campaign the rice country in Calca
lieu Parish. L. N. Holmes, President
of the State Union and I. N. McCol
lister, State Business Agent, will
speak as follows:
Jan. 14, 10 a m. 1907 at Raymond
(church) La. Jan. 14, 7:30 p. m.
at China (school house) La. Jan.
15, 1:30 p. m. at WelsIP La. Jan. 15
7:30 p. m. at Boanoke, La. Jan. 15.
7:30 p. m. New Hater (school bouse?
LaL Jan. 16, 1:30 p m., Lake Arthur, 1'
La. Jan. 17, 1:30 p. m., at Jenmings/
(Opera House) La. All farmers are
earnestly requested to be preents
Ladies cordially invited.

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