Grain and Farm Service Centers Volume 24

Grain and Farm Service Centers Volume 24

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910-01 edition. Excerpt: ...a. vertical ventilating flue adjacent the traveling floors, regulating dampers therein, and means for drying the grain after passing from the lowermost floor. Pellagra caused 55 deaths in Alabama from Jan. 1 to Oct. 1, 1908, with 38 cases yet under observation. Twenty-one were white and 34 negroes. A great many cases are in the state asylums. That Mexico will take 4,000,000 or 5,000,000 bus. of wheat under the recently suspended duty, is the estimate made by a Kansas City grain man who has of late sold wheat to that country. He states also that Mexico is taking some white corn from western territory. New Demurrage Code Enjoined. Strong opposition to the new code of uniform demurrage rules, promulgated by the Nat'l Ass'n of Railroad Commissioners and adopted by the railroads of the Chicago Demurrage Buro, developed just prior to the date set for them to become efiFective. The fact that the new rules had been recommended by the Interstate Commerce Commission did not deter the Chicago Board of Trade and eleven grain firms of the city from making the charge that the new rules were in the nature of a conspiracy. Twenty-six railroads, it was alleged, were attempting unlawfully to increase their rates. Following action taken by the Board of Trade and the grain companies an injunction was granted Feb. 28 by Judge Kohlsaat restraining each of the twentysix interstate railroads entering Chicago from making use of the provisions of the new schedule of free time allowances to give less time in which to dispose of grain and unload cars at elevators. The allegation was made by the plaintiffs that the new rules, imposing a charge of $1 per car for each day beyond the expiration of 24 hours for reconsignment after inspection and 48 hours...
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  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 962g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236943473
  • 9781236943477