The Bryan Daily Eagle and Pilot (Bryan, Tex.), Vol. 30, No. 223, Ed. 1 Wednesday, September 15, 1915 Page: 4 of 6
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THE BRYAN DAILY EAGLE
WEDNESDAY 8EPTEMOw u liu
SIOT FIGHT III
Present Situation Outlined and Rec-
ommendations to Safeguard
the Neat Crop.
Just at thla lima there. Is a great
deal being written and talked about
the revagea of boll weevlle In. tbt
cotton thai baa. started to put on a
new growth sine the norm by ei-
perta and otbera who are Intereated
In cotton growing In this section of
the Slate. Tbe present Infection ti
to lane and general that the consen-
aua of opinion la that unless there
la something done In thla early fall
to prevent their winter hibernation
thejr will come forth early next spring
la auch large numbera that they will
completely deitroy the early crop. It
will be remembered by Juat a few
people that I wrote an article last
aprlng and It came out In The Eagle
In early May calling attention to the
fact that there were more boll weevil
In the young cotton than I had ever
aeen before and recommended cul-
tural method! to curtail their damage.
But the hot dry weather that laated
from May S to June IS together with
general good cultivation laved the
crop. 1 am still of the opinion If we
had had ralm the laat two weeka In
May and the Ant two weeka In June
we would not have made a bale to
ten acrea of cotton. It Is generally
wet here the latter part of May and
the first of June and should It come
that way next year and there la noth
log done this fall for their destruc
tion I do not sea how we can have
much hope for a full crop next year.
We very often hear farmera re
mark "Let 'em eat It; we are going
to make too much anyway." There
may be some sense to that aort of
proposition but 1 cant figure out
where It comes In. I don't see why
any man would want to cultivate two
acres of cotton to get the yield of
one acre Just la order to get to feed
one acre to the boll weevil when the
general opinion la that cotton costs
too much to make It when it la not
damaged by boll weevils. I am of
the opinion and would recommend
that the very best thing that can be
done under present conditions Is to
follow the recommendations of 8tate
Entomologist Paddock and pasture
the cotton fields with cattle aa early
aa you can after the cotton la picked
and then cut and plow under or burn
the stalks and thus destroy many of
tbem before winter hibernation.
A. V. BUCHANAN County Agent
THE WAREHOUSE QUESTION.
The Glnnere-Fsrmere Side ' of the
Inasmuch as I have deemed it my
duty to contest the permanent ware-
house law as It now stands for res-
sous hereinafter given also becaust
a concerted effort ia being made to
compel an unwilling public to accept
It I am asking for the publication of
this letter because I deem It Just to
myself and my followers to give our
reasons for appealing fur .relief from
the burdens placed upon the pro-
ducers and the ginnera aa this law
1 had hoped that my 'contention!
would be settled on their merits by
our higher courts without prejudice
from any source but I now have be-
fore me statements appearing from
Austin attributable to the Warehouse
Department that require an answer
aa these statementa are ao misleading
that It would not be Just or fair to
this csuse for them to stand unchal-
lenged. I refer especially to the
statementa emanating from the
Warehouse Department and clrculat
ed through the press of Texss only
n few days ago In substance saying
that the Warehouse Department Is
being flooded with offers of contribu-
tions and services to defend the at-
tack that I am now making on tbe
constitute iallty of the permanent
warehouse law. Theae statements in
my mind are being circulated with
malice prepense In an effort to create
the lmpreisloa that the farmers and
glnners of Texas are satisfied with
this law aa It now stands.
I am challenging the truth of this
statement by saying that I have be-
fore me hundreds of letters showing
plainly a rebellion against this lsw
aa It now stands and It Is made plain
to anyone that this spirit Is stronger
with the producers than In any other
class affected by this law. I am so
thoroughly convinced that this rebel
lion la ao universal that I am now
putting the Warehouse Department
on notice that I will hand before tbe
Ides of November to tbe Governor of
Texas petitions signed by one hun-
dred thousand farmers who are com-
plaining against the unnecessary
hardships that are being placed upon
their products by this fresklib law
In the meantime If the Warebouie
Department will be aa fair In this
cause and submit to me a petition
from one hundred farmera of my owa
county or a petition of one thousand
farmera ot any other county In Texss
asking that I withdraw my suit con
testing' the constitutionality' of this
law. 1 will do so and plead guilty to
the chane that 1 violated the sam
pling feature of the warehouse law
by refusing to take three aampiei
from a bale of cotton when the farm
er tuld me not to do so.
la further explanation of tbe stand
thai I have taken against certain fea
tures of the. permanent warehouse
lw. I stated In tbe beginning of this
controversy that the sampling feature
would cost the glnners of Texas one
million dollars; that It would cost the
farmers at least four hundred thou-
aand dollars and that this feature
would not be worth one cent to the
producers or anyone else. It has been
woven by actual experience that 1
waa correct In this statement as
every community In Texss will testify
that no attention whateoever Is being
paid to the samples that the glnners
are being required to take. There-
fore this lose of one million Ave hun
dred thousand dollars la being borne
by the producers while no one la re-
ceiving any benefit.
Commissioner McLaurln of the
South Carolina Warehouse Depart
ment has wisely observed that a
warehouse system In order to be a
success must proceed upon the idea
of facilitating not obstructing busi-
ness. He has also stated In the press
the essentials of the warehouse system-are
a dry house and dry cotton
to All It cheap storage and low In-
terest rates and a negotiable receipt.
I fully approve bis suggestion and am
calllns- your attention to the fact that
hla Ideas can be carried out here In
Texas with little or no expense what-
eoever to the taxpayera and at a
small cost to the producers. It Is nol
generally known aa I believe the ract
h. been Intentionally concealed from
the minds of many that a bonded
warehouse can be organlted under
our warehouse law (not the perma
nent warehouse law. but the one that
waa enacted before It became a law)
at a coat of only one dollar. This fee
Is charged by the county clerk for
fillns: the bond and the only other
coats following the organisation will
b the coat ot n fidelity or a personal
bond for the corporation or individual
operating the warehouse. It Is a well
known fact that 8mlth County where
I live waa the Brat county In Texas
to take up systematically the ware-
house question. I built Individually
one of the flrst warehouses in this
movement and our county commis
sioners a short time later appropriat
ed county funds and built warehouses
In averv community In the county.
These warehouses were operated last
eason under tbe emergency law and
the county authorities found that the
rnmt at red UD0 tied 00 to this Just
and progressive movement amounted
to a tax ot over aevea cents per naie
on the cotton stored In these ware-
houses. This cost waa eaten up by
officials and stationery coming from
the department at Austin. The busi
ness Interests of the city rebelled
acalnat these charges and thla year
all of tbe warehouses in Smith Coun
ty are being operated under tbe Sim
ula law that I above suggested and
the bankers of this county are advis
ing all parties Interested that the re
celpts from these warehouses are en
tlrely negotiable and acceptable to
them for loans on the basis of I per
cent. I am advised that one ot the
largest warehouses In Texas organ-1
lied by the business men of Terrell
is operated under the same plan and
the business men ot that city also
rebelled against the red Upe end the
extra expense placed upon them toy
the theoretical system that Is now
being placed upon the people ot
Texas for no other reason In my mind
but to provide political positions.
That I am favoring the warehousing
of cotton and recommending It to my
customers. I am stating In this con
nection that I am operating three
warehouses under thf law that I
designated aa tbe "simple system"
and am charging my customers only
50c per bale per annum for the privi-
lege ot storing their cotton for that
In concluding this controversy I
am persuaded by evidence now before
me that thla permanent warehouse
system has so far prejudiced tbe
farmers ot Texas against any ware-
house system thst they will not
pstroalie any warehouse as they
should do. When It Is recalled that
we are being compelled to suffer a
loss of one million Ave hundred thou
sand dollars by the simple attempt to
enforce this unpopular law and at
the same time provide a series or
positions for political hangers-on 1
sm saying to all parties Interested
that It is time for the producers and
taxpayers to rebel against being com-
pelled to do something that causes
them to lose money and at the same
time does no one any benefit except
the office holders.
Secured for ryan Deep Water Con-
vention Which Will Meet Here
on October 12 and 13. j
Commercial Club Secretary II. L.
McKnight went to. Waco yesterday
and last night attended In that city
a meeting of the Brasoa River Navi-
gation and Improvement Association
at which representatives were present
front many different points In the
Braxos valley. Mr. McKnight ad-
dressed the meeting and stressed the
Improvement feature ot the project
for the prevention ot overflow and
hie Idea were accepted by all. the
apeakera. At h ee;geatlon the. name
of the organisation waa changed to
''The Braios River and Valley Im-
provement Association." To Improve
the Braxoa by the removal of ahoals.
drifts and straightening aharp curves.
to the end that overflow i may be pre-
vented or the damage from aame
greatly lessened will from now. on
be the paramount object of the organl
A general meeting of the aaeocla
tlon. with representative preaent
from all points Interested will bo held
In Bryan on October IS and 13. Nava-
sota. Bryan and Marlln aaked for this
general convention and when the vote
was taken Bryan waa an eacy winner.
Colonel Richie of Galveston the
government engineer for the gulf
coast and river projects will be pres
ent and address the asaoclatlon on
the feasibility of the work under
taken. Congressman Rufua Hardy of
Coralcana and Congressman J. P.
Buchanan ot Brenham will also be
Mr. McKnight estimates the attend
ance at this general meeting at from
ICO to ISO people. It will be up to
Bryan to entertain them royally and
no time should be lost In beginning
preparation It Is a great oppor
tunity and the most should be made
(Copyrighted. 1915. by W. T. Poster.)
Washington Sept. 11. Last bulle
tin gave forecasts of disturbances to
cross continent September 13 to It
and IS to 23 warm waves 11 to 15
snd 1? to 21. cool waves 14 to 18 and
20 to 24. Temperatures of these ten
dsys will begin low and reach a high
point about September 21. Great
storms are not expected but will be
more severe tbau the average; pre
cipitation will be about average. The
most Important weather features will
be killing frosts that will go further
south than usual during the week
centering on September 14. In North-
em aectlons late corn and late spring
wheat will be damaged by frost dur
ing that week. Storm forces will In
creaae near September 17.
Next disturbance will reach Pacific
coaat about September 17 cross Pa
cific slope by close of IS. great cen
tral valleys 19 to 21 Eastern sections
22. Warm wave will cross Pacific
slope about September 17. great cen-
tral valleys 19. Eastern aectlons 21.
Cool wave will cross Pacific slope
about September 20 great central
valleys 22 Eastern sections 24.
This will start with a cold wave
near September 17 and will nd with
another cold wave near September
23. These cold waves will carry frosts
further south than usual. Near Sep
tember 20 temperatures will go un
usually high but will not continue
long. 8torm forces will be st their
greatest near September 17 and will
begin to decrease again near 23.
We must repeat our fears of very
dangerous storms during the week
centering on October 4. They may
not reach you but you abould take
no risks. October promise to be an
unusually stormy month; very warm
near 7 and very cool during week
centering on 19. Very dangerous
storms are also expected during the
week centering on 21. Including a
tropical hurricane In the Caribbean
Sea and Gulf of Mexico. October will
be the most dangerous storm month
In recent years.
Tbe newspapers ot Canada and the
United States Including the New Or
leans Item Houston Post Springfield
(111.) 8tate Register and Manchester
(N. H.) Mirror have recently highly
commended our forecasts particular-
ly aa to dangerous storms snd this
hould urge all to caution In refer
ence to the coming October dangers.
Tbe South American drouth east
of the Andes came as predicted and
we expect It to continue In October.
Rains for this continent are expected
to be principally on the Pacific slope.
Except the dsngerous storms with
some local floods October will be a
favorable crop weather month with
less than usual rains eaat of Rockies.
The United States and Canada will
produce an average of good crops this
year but not ao good aa baa been
estimated. The yield ot European
cropa la a mystery. F' some reason
thoae who control the crop aewa or
Europe have censored the reports
and not much la known about them.
It Is certainly deplorable thai e ran
not have the truth about crop produo-
tlona and cannot have a fair marxei
lor our product. Producers should
Inquire Into this matter.
Since the beginning of the calendar
year the shipments of the Willys-
Overland Company have shattered
practically every existing record pre
vlously established by manufacturers
of medium or high-priced cars. The
production facilities ot the big To
ledo concern have been ateadily in
creased until now the shipments of
a ataxia day amount to. more than
tha yearly output of Overland cars
eight years ago.
Leas than two months aga the av-araa-a
riail ahlntnanta. reached the
400 mark On August 2d 60S cars
warn shipped. The average la now
hovering around tha 500 point. With
four months still remaining the pre-
out rate of. Increase In shipments will
more- than equal the prediction made
by John N. Willys president of the
Overland. Company In. January to
the. effect that the- Overland factory
would be shipping (00 cars a day be-
fore tbe close ot the year.
In referring to the tremendous de-
mand for Overland cars. Mr. Willys
points out the continually growing
foreign business of his company.
"Our export business between Jsn-
uary 1 and August 20 of this year
amounted to 4.004 cars." declared Mr.
Willys. "This Is an Increase ot more
than 217 per cent over the foreign
shipments made during the corre-
sponding period of time a year ago.
when 1141 cars were consigned to
"While our export business for the
current year has shown a msrked In-
crease over prevloua years the re-
markable part of our success abroad
la due largely to the fact that Over
land cars meet the requirements of
automobile buyers on tha other side
of the Atlantic as well as those In
America and la not the result of Oil-
ing war orders from any ot the for
"A number ot American car manu
tectums have boosted their export
trade by taking on large contracts
placed by agents of the various Na-
tions at war directly with tbe factory.
But the demand for tbe Overland has
been entirely from legitimate dealers.
Soma Overland cars were comman-
deered at the beginning ot the war
and undoubtedly others are doing
service In the different armies but
any such have found their way to the
front only after going through the
hands ot Overlsnd dealers.
"Moreover the demand for Over
land cars abroad Is not confined to
Europe. Our sales In 8outh Africa
and the Par Eaat have been even
greater than we anticipated. When
the buyers In those countries found
they could not obtain cars from the
European manufacturers who had for
merly supplied a large proportion of
the demand they naturally turned to
America. The result hss been that
more American-made cars have been
shipped Into foreign territory then
VISITED PITTS BRIDGE.
County Judge J. T. Maloney and
the county commissioners made an
Inspection trip to Pitts bridge yester
day afternoon. The work on the
bridge Is well under way now they
report and will be ready for traffic
by October 1. Work waa begun today
on the first steel span which will be
completed In a short time. Tha fslse
work ot the main span will have to
be constructed before work on that
part of the bridge Is begun. The
damage waa caused by the laat flood
on the river and tha subsequent cav.
Ing of the bank on thla aide of the
river. A twelve-foot embankment has
bee a thrown up aa an approach to the
bridge on this side.
WISE AND OTHERWISE.
The sorrowful dislike the gay. and
the gay the sorrowful. Horace.
"Jlggs' wife speaks ten languages."
"I move that we adopt resolutions
of sympathy and send them to Jlggs."
Old women In Mlnnesoat poor
house are to have a room where they
may smoke their pipes In peace. Re-
calls the fsct that the great Thomas
Cariyle used to run away from Lon-
don sometimes to enjoy a pipe with
his old mother. New York Evening
"I have often stood In a slaughter
house" observed the man from Chi
cago "while the butcher were kill-
ing hogs on all sides of me."
"Oh" exclaimed the tender-hearted
girl "weren't you dreadfully afraid V
NORFOLK SUITS IN TWEED AMO
A Word on Sport Clothe.
Naw. York. SeaL 1 1. Vacation's
over! The Pattya and Julias and 8eJ
lys are coming from everywhere
Mountains shore and far-away homes
with pretty frocks and bright alert
brain ready to absorb all the learning
possible between now 'and next sum
mer. The time has come for Latin.
Oreek. geometry and Incidentally
fudge parti candy pulls and mid
nlahi luni-haa. not Included in the reg
ular curriculum therefore far more
fascinating and. ol course Daaaatoai.
and tbe varloua other gymnasium
tunu to. heln out the physical an:
The Morning Walk.
Our atraala are V with them In
the early morning; these bright faced
hannv u-linol a-irla. Thev stride by In
smart straight-heeled shoes Norfolk
suits m tweed or serge- sei on oy
chlo velvet tarns hats of velour or a
softly colored felL As the days are
still bright and warm one often sees
a trim serge rock with bretellea worn
with a blouse ot contrasting crepe do
chine or one of the brightly striped
or dotted voiles. Our exclusive schools
ot tha. new aalln flnlahad sjaian.!.
and 4a trimmed with a IIbT?
of braid or n band ot fur. Aa miJT
tlVe hat of velvet or satin and V.ilfT
lth tha aaft. dSnjV
taadiah. and Juat eA -iaatlua ot
mine. Is moat beooania t ma "JJ
Thn eon. graceful tilt t tlasj brim hu
Sanson la particularly preu ' !
yosuhruL An attractive. Utile mw
from ttie. Southland. woo
aa- dark aa. th oft uiai "
madden wore- a suit ot midnl.ht
fatao velasirai da laino w4tn ht.V T"
tary collar of black Bilk braid Inli
between la rawahot braid with
lea and goldi tkoaearlet aad gold
repealed lavtbn carved bait. JrT
closed tbo coat Kuislea. fi.hion "
tha left ancwilder Isvtha braided .imu
aauL aajaisv headln tbav hem of 7
short tail skirt VkWs.tnls.ult.whk?
waa worn one afternoon at a roneart
she wore a almple blonae of kV'
fleh pink Ooorgetto crepe. The m
tume waa simplicity Itself but chie
wen tnougnt out simplicity. :
Bretlle Freeh of Sera.
frown upon an elaborate wardrobe no
maiier now prosperous papa may do;
niADV of tham la nut a Itat nf rlnlh.
Ing required with one thing upper
uioai aiuipiiciij. inis uoea noi necee-
aarllv man that tha i-lnthlna tmiat
ugly. The smart little suits and
ureases vi serge iweea or me attrac-
tive checks and navaltv faiirlpa arlih
contrasting collars snd cuffs are
man man Decerning to a aegree. une
particularly smart little dress worn
the other morning wss of dark blue
gabardine ( that practical sister of
serge which wears so well and sheds
dust and dirt ao effectively. It had
bretellea and a wide stitched belt of
the material of the skirt and waa worn
With aa undar.hlmiaa nt h..d.Ki..
striped crepe do chine cuffed with
me maienai or tne skirt and collared
With sheer crlan nreandv TK
er who waa a smart New York day-
school girl carried her bundle of books
nonchalantly over one shoulder snd
wore her velvet tam on the back of
ner ungnt nair ao carelessly that more
than I turned for a second look.
The Second Suit
On matinee dava and Hundava ik.
BUlt la a trifla mnr dra nf tv...k
- 7 i w r if um
serge garbadlne broadcloth or one
m CIS RESCUl
Have Beea Marooned Since the gig.
Storm Taken to Houston
te Be Repaired.
Galveston Tex Sept 11 The cars
of tbo Calveatoa-Houatoa Interurban.
wrecked and marooned during the re-
cent hurricane between the causeway
arches and Virginia Point were pick-'
ed up lata Monday night by wreckers
and crews of the Santa. Pe snd South-
ern Psclflc. They Include- one large .
car a trailer and a work car the
latter having gone to the rescue of
the Interurban train on tha afternooa
of Monday August 16 when the pas-
senger cars that left Houston at i
o'clock p. m. reached the causeway
and could go no further.
Since the tracka were undermined
In the storm the Interurban cars have
been lying on aome aand Oiling about
fifteen feet below the new temporary
trestle over the causewsy.
The damaged Interurban rolllna
stock waa taken to Houston for re
pairs. For several hours train serv
ice over the causeway waa delayed
while the work of recovering the car
waa under way.
PALL FASHIONS '
IN WOMEN'S HATS
The October Woman's Home Com-
panlon devotee seventeen pates to.
tsll and winter fashions. On the sub
ject of fell fashions Id millinery.
Qrace Margaret Could the fashion
editor says In part:
"Velvet fur. feathers these three
proclaim the fashions In millinery for
fall and winter. There la scarcely a
hat for the autumn that does not
show tbe Introduction of velvet. If It
Is not entirely made ot that mslerlal;
and aa for the trimming. It Is bound
to be ot feathers one kind or as-
other and often fur too la Intro-
duced. "Large and email high and low
are the new hate for the autumn. No
one definite ahape Is a necessity but
rather to suit the Individuality ot the
wearer la the mission of the hst this
season Well down on the head It
must be plsced with a slight dip to.
the right side to be correct. It Is.
worn again thla year without eea '
the suggestion of a hairdresser."
REAL ESTATE TRANSFER.
Prank HoborU to John Hoborta.
loo acrea ot land In tbe John Williams
league In Braios County; consider
COMMENCE FALL SEWING
2. .4 ..u-
a dress from
see the new
Now on sale
It is fUled
Lata fag Style
MCaU rui.i Oh rt
" aaaa aaa OtUaw at-t
W. J. COULTER CO.
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