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paper. the News Newspapers, since they con tain today's news hurriedly complied, cannot be literature,! hut the morning paper is read before the best book in the world. Very few men come down on the cars to work reading a book or even a magazine, but many citizens unfold their news papers as soon as they have naid their nickel for the ride. And yet yesterday's paper, except «orne article clipped for a file or a scrapbook, is wastepaper. It is an ephemeral thing and having lived its life is dead. Nevertheless is it dead since its influence lives on? In conscious or unconscious memory, the facts and ideas of the newspa or last per we read yesterday or ,ahL year are retained and to *,me: extent shape our thoughts actions. Every action is the re suit of thought and the two combined form our character What a power this is of the press that influences the thoughts, words and deeds and moulds the very natures of its readers, helping or harming the people according to its leader Sh !Th S H* iSC a " d KOOd ° r a " a , I would rather live under newspapers without a govern-L. * , , ment than under a government „ ., without newspapers ° Q,/1 said Tho mas Jefferson, in spite of the fact that in his day he was the object of some severe newspaper criticism that was not deserv ed. A newspaper's function, how ever, is far broader than poli tics or city building or social reform. The good newspaper plays many parts besides fur nishing the news, and carrying information of the merchants bargains and the peoples wants. The good newspaper is a teach er and a lay preacher, a drama tic critic and a reformer jn many lines an auxiliary to the police. Its motto might be that sentence of Terrence which says: "Noth ing human is foreign to me." How can the people help a! good newspaper and extend its! influence ? More is needed than patronage by subscriptions and advertising. The people must appreciate what the paper is trying to do for the community and the country and co-operate by writing to it their own ideas and ideals. Many a far reaching public good can be accomplished by a little letter to "The Fo rum." Joseph Pulitzer, the fam ous editor of the New York World used to inspire his edi torial writers by admonishing them concerning their wonder? ful "privilege of speaking to the people." But any citizen can do that if he will take pains to write to the paper and some times the citizen's letter is as powerful in its results as the labored leader. It all depends up on the man behind the pen and the merit of the idea or ideal to which publicity is given.—N. O. American. Louisiana Stale Fair Catalogue. The editor acknowledges re ceipt today of the Eleventh An nual Catalog and Premium List' of the Louisiana State Fair Shreveport November 1st to 16, inclusive, 1916. The Catalog an nounces premiums amounting to over $16,000.00 and covers all departments for all classes of exhibitors. The catalog will be mailed free to any person in terested in the State Fair or who intends to make an exhibit there. If you want a copy be sure and write to Louis N. Breuggerhoff, Secretary. P. O. Drawer 1100. Shreveport. La. The Morgan City Weekly Re-'^? J view $1.50 per year in advance. Benefit Helena Circle tonight.. j 1 Oyster Is Most Eccnomical Food in Addition, Meat of Bivalves Is Nutritious, lileanly and Digestible. The season tor taking oysters j opened in the bay and tributar ies this week. The outlook for an excellent i season is said to be good, as the summer weather has been öt 'such character as to give to the ! oyster all that weather condi jtions could supply to make it most palatable. Has it occured to you that during all of the agitation about (|)(> h i K h cost of living during andj^, vears- t00 Httle attention has ^ pai(| the poasibmt ie S | 1 introducing water-grown foods more largely in the daily diet, and particularly that most prominent of them all. the oys ter? That oysters have been no inconsiderable part of the food of this country in the past might best be illustrated by the state ment of the United States Bu i , ... , !reau ol Fisheries which places , , ithe annual oyster crop ot the TT , , ... . . ., CAnAnnA ! United States at $5,000,000 1 | bushels and says that the yield is increasing yearly. Assuming that a bushel opens six pounds of oyster meat, we would have 210.000. 000 pounds, and further assuming that a pound would make 24 amply sized fried oys ters, we would if all of them were fried have the startling number of 5,040,000,000. which if divided equally among the presumed population of the United States, estimated at 100.000. 000, would give each individual among them a meal of fried oysters eight times. Factor in Problem This makes the oyster a very respectable factor in the food problem of the country and since it is withal an economical food, it should be much more consid ered by the American housewife as a fixed article upon her regu lar weekly purchases. A pint of solid oyster meat should weigh a pound or some times more, a quart two pounds or more and that represents all edible meat, no trimming or dressing to occasion the usual waste of from three to four ounces, skin, bone etc., as is ex perienced in the purchase of fish, poultry or flesh foods and for which the housewife always pays when buying these latter articles, so that a quart of oys ters purchased at 50c or even at 60 cents in some remote locali ties where transportation may increase the price, furnishing two pounds without any waste, looms up as very much of an economical food in comparison with steaks, chickens, etc., and will be found to be of real help to the housewife in making her !"' Bek,y table a U° wance - Is Very Wholesome Oysters are a wholesome food, They have in their composition more near Lv the proper balance Tour principal nutriments contained in cows' milk than have most ot her meats. The sea sa,ts they contain are useful in regulating and stimulating nu trit&nal processses and are high digestible. In recent years the United States Food Regulatory departments have so perfected their supervision of the produc tion and marketing of oysters that they may now be eaten with full assurance of their be ing a pure and cleanly food. There is perhaps no one food 1 is s ° adaptable to the cook ' s art as the oyster. They lend themselves in preparation to in numerable recipes. ranging through every form of cooking. frying, stewing, broiling, bak ing and raw. A food that afford so many delicious ways of prepa ration can be used with frequen-(advertised cy without tiring the most fas tidious and there are known to be as many as 100 recipes for preparing oysters complied in a single cookbook. What other food can ap proach this great variety. Swellings of the flesh caused by inflammation, cold, fractures of the bone, toothache, neural gia or rheumatism can be re lieved by applying BALLARD'S SNOW LINIMENT. It should be well rubbed in over the part affected. Its great healing and penetrating power eases the pain, reduces the swelling and restores natural conditions. Price 25c, 50c and $1.00 per bottle. Sold by Belanger Drug Co. Start New Fiscal Year. The Dyer-Lehman Company j Limited, started today on their 1916-1917 fiscal year. Stock tak-. ing oj' their immense stock has ! just been completed and the j management reports that their ! business for the past twelve < months has been very success- j ful Mr. Maurice Blum, manager; for this progressive firm, states j that the outlook for the coming * year is truly optimistic and an ticipates a pleasing increase in ! business not only for his own firm but for the entire commerce | of Morgan City. This section, he ■ believes, is in line for greatly j improved conditions and the out- j ook for business this fall and winter is especially safisfae-| tory. Mr. Blum cites as an indi cation of the generally prosper ous condition now beginning to be felt throughout the South a shortage of cars, bespeaking crowded traffic conditions which have been brought about by the ! increased tonnage in shipping of all classes of goods and materi als. T . n , , ,, I The Dyer-Lehman Company have recently added to their large grocery, crockery and ! sanitary accommodations in ustensil lines a line or modern plumbing goods and accessories This branch of their business was recently acquired from the Morgan City Plumbing Compa-| ny. Hu; rapid installation of j sanitary accomodations in the ! business and residence districts ot t is city should insure their : p um ing department an in- ! cleasing pationage. ( he< k a tough or cold in thei tings be fort' it develops a seri P^kLARDS HORE- h HOUND SYRUP is an effec- jto five remedy for all soreness or congestion in the lungs or air passages. Price 50c and $1.00 1 c pel bottle. Sold by Rt-Ianjçer : f Drug Company. The FIxchange Telegraph Co., reports from Berlin that the last German war loan is so lar : a failure. WAR TIME PRICES London Tapers at $6.10 Each. A Belgian banker ppw in Pa- j ris says that the chief luxury of jily life in Brussels is the purchase of London and Paris newspapers which can be had easily if one will pay the exhorbitant price * demanded. The Times of London is worth 32 Francs ($6.40), the P Temps of Paris, 22 ($4.40), the Matin of Paris. 20 ($4) and tfie| other French papers 18 ($3.60). The penalty for being caught with one of these papers is not severe and is usually not en forced against persons of good ; standing. but the penalty for the! agency which distributes the I papers would be very severe. l)e UNCLAIMED LETTERS ___ Hist unclaimed matters frequen-(advertised at Morgan v it>. La Lost Oil ice. week -• HHb. Allen. PJnora ruling Sent <2> j ! j ! < j j * ! Booker, Gus. Brown. I real Breno. Rail I »lock. Kny Clark. T. ('. ('allioux. Hem - . D*-Leon. \V. E. D<u kes. -lini Eyions. .Many Krameware, I)anul Landry. Stanley (ianumy. Lilly Horton. John Hark Pal Harris Louise Johnson. Lanners Jackson. Lob Kyles. Mary Kelter. Louis J. Lee, Jonny Lyon, Jno. B. Lewis. Charley Maetin. Si les Owens, Louise Poarter, John Phau. Bessie N. Rodes, Evans Reynolds, Hannah Sanders, Francis Snipe, John Small. Gracie Simpson, John Tolds, Mary Topham. Ulysse Williams, James White. Cecelia In calling for the above let J. P. Hebert, Postmaster. | te rs please say advertised, ■ j j Train Schedule EAST BOUND 'No. 12 ............3:37 a. in. No. 8 ............1:48 a. in. No. 2..............7:57 a. m. b ..............1.12 p. m. ^°' ^............. m ' WEST BOUND No. 9 .............2:28 a. m No. 5..............9:29 a. m )No - 2;42 p m No. 1..............6:53 p. m No. 11 ..........10:38 p. n the!__ iTHREATEN TO BLOW UP U. S. ( RUSER DES MOINES News from Paris informs that the U. S. Cruiser. Des Moin es anchored at Barcelona, Spain, ! has been threatened to be blown up. The Spanish destroyer Villa m jj j s laying alongside the American ship. Barcelona's pa jpers say Germans are implicat ed and several arrests have b< _______________________ _____. . n ma( j e <phe state department at 'Washington said no information h as been received of any m nace jto the cruiser Des Moines, Mr , Greenwald of the spe c j ab y store has just returned f rorn a trip to the eastern mar kets. He reports a successful trip but that buying goods un der the present unsettled condi tions of the market requires per serveranee and unusual effort, purchases Their goods are arriving stead jily and patrons of the Specialty Store will be able to get advan tage of Mr. Greenwald 's selec tions in their fall and winter Touring From Canada to New Orleans, Announcement is made that* * be premier statesman of Mani Mob;*, Hon. I. C. Norris, with a P artv of notables in one hun dred or more automobiles will reach Nevv Orleans sometime in November over the route of the Jefferson Highway from Winne PO? to New Orleans. J. D. Clark son - # em>r al manager of the J^Terson Highway Associa tion * s now enroute mapping the wa * v - With premier Norris will l)e K T. Meredith of Des Moines. On .• Aim '*> « - A / -J \Y' e a Mere romise We do ail we can to entitle us to y our patronage 1 .u// ou * 1 " r: -, x ■, >Ve-«b ! > -a: J : idr pur 1 N.\TH ).\ \L ( ).\ s K Ki J j )<, ( ; > t t > i:\ Fl. \ k K" Libbv \ Slii ftt i'ini applt, 2 cans JSr Suo.ir-Loa! Luna B. an. ! DOuihÎ uns Hie Plagmol l'un I i|;ve Oil, pint b<>rfj< >.»c l.'iulenvooti'< 1 LvL ii Ham. rin 1 Sc Miscellaneous Household Goods i lotstra insect powder, with 'Pray er 15c 1 Ollft Paper. b rolls 25r Wln.sk ' »room, each Kic Oh'i i) ntcll C leaner l()c Maîtres I'vvine, m balk > 5c Sa poln >, t ake lilc i »re ad Knives, , each 20c • 'lothrs 1 anes, 25 It 5c Wash Boilers. medium size, 40c FRESH SHIPMENT— Chocolate Fins»«-:«, aiui Lhoroiate Dainties, lockage..... Joe '•'he\ .irr mighty hre with iced tea. RECEIVED LAST WEEK _\ v t r\ fancy line ot Gandies. If you are passing fiir cron- todas step in our camiv department und look them over. Hello II Yes, this is 26d FEDERAL AVEr i The Peoples State & Savings Of Morgan City, La., The Bank that Pays 3 \ per cent Next to The Postoffice Building Assurance is afforded that yon will have m.odern farititic» unit every essential equipment at ,v«>ur disposal, VVe invite new accounts. Our record ot siiroos.sïui service assures tin-satisfactory handling of any biisiti , ** i > entrusted tous. We Pay 3 1-2 Per Cent on Savings Account» Open Satu I da V nights until « o'clock No recount too small Di w. j. Vledelku]. President, C. A. Bibbins. Cashier. H. R. Hc ir.v, Asst Cashier. Capital and Surplus $40,000 "The People's Bank for the People" YlVilU J- tiilww ATTORN K Y AT l-AVV NOTARY PI Hl.lt First Nallouai Dank Bulg Phone u Practice m Fi cli-r.i! ami State * onrfs \ioki; a s « n v . I v 0 TF.'OE-MARKS In. • :»*•••. HAT PAt, 303-505 wash MR MERCHANT' VVbul '> the -I v « * t vin ••<'!' • i.ig o rompit t*. i>t Ulllr.SS Folks All' got .11 vr PItoiiH \u. 108. WHI 0® O'O ®t t** 1 Joies J. 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