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^fjVTHEP. FORECAST—Tonight warmer. Sunday fair, light easterly
w southerly winds. TriE 4* i Vol 2 MORGAN CITY. LA., SATURDAY. DECEMBER 2, Î9Î6. Xu. 101 <■<•<■< +'M i *M , +++++4*+++*l-4*<* , î»+-t-<*+ tntïmu îî A JOY FOREVER If Ymir Menu Include Cakes. They Should Houevt-r he the Best Such as STONE'S DELICIOUS CAKES Made of material of guaranteed purity A plain package but a perfect cake six varieties, ahvavs deliciously good, always fresh. 10 STONE'S "RICH FRUIT" CAKE In 1 lb. Cartoons and Handsome 4 lbs. Tins 40 GENTS PER POUND It is absolutely impossible to give you any idea of the quality, flavor and richness of STONE'S "RICH FRUIT" CAKE through the medium of paper and ink. We could easily use a column in telling you about the materials that go into it—Pineapples from Hawaii, Al monds from Spain, Pecans from Texas, Cherries from California, and so on through the list of twelve fruits that are used—but what good does it do to name them over, when the deliciousness is only half in the materials, the other half being the art and skill with which they are combined to make the perfect FRUIT CAKE. DYER-LEHMANN COMPANY, LIMITED THE FAIR AND SQUARE STORE <tr 1* «UP*" [AAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAA« The First National Bank OF MORGAN CITY, LA. THE HOME OF SAFETY AND SERVICE Responsibility in Banking The banker rendors m iny incidental and special services t<> hi> cusioiners, but ail those tuns' rest upon Die solid foundation of diiHitciid .esp nsibiltlv. The .First N»ri< rod Bank has capital and sUil'In- < I $500.01 U mallag d. Sllfe-e u I rt'e Ounc'l am Us serve i ÿlO ,000; resources over Its affairs are cor>s«rvntiv*-lv Deposit«, of customers ate I advee cli erfully «?iv»*n. Let Open An Account With Us Herbert M. . K. A. Pharr. Vire- President, M. E. Norman. Vice-President, rotten. President. K. K Hood, Cashier. C. . . I.ynch. Asst. Cashier. 'VYAAAAAAAAAA AXAAAAAAAAAA^ IK OLIVER BOURGEOIS PAINTER All Work Guaranteed. AND DECORATOR £3 Phone 128. Morgan City, La. gSjj OUS DREWS. President K. W. 1 »REIHHOLZ, Vice-Presdi The Bank of Morgan City FIRST ON THE ROLL OF HONOR Has larger deposits, «urplus and resources in proportion to capital than anv Bank in the Parish of St. Mary. It I* tour duty r ■ protect vour valuable panel's; we asK JOB to call at tiiis Ban c a'l l we will be pleased to show J«Do« r gaiety deposit rmxos Tpedeedto v<»ur property, or a life insurance policy, not in use and tax receipt* aie worthy of a sale ••WMt box; these boxes are in a steel vault and can only «Opened with the key that we give you. We rent you boxes for $3.0U per year. Htfll $23,000.00 Surplus $32,800.06 Resources $360,000.00 *• D * winchester. Cashier A. B. O'BRIEN, Asst. Cashier 'Ran City Livery Co. PARISH AGENTS FOR Chevrolet Cars 1er Mme. Democet*stioa gladly given. Phoae 135-112 } REVETTING OP GRAND BAY LEVEE Work of Greatest Importance to Southwest Now Under Wa .Much interest is now being mani fested by citizens of Morgan City and St. Mary Parish in the work of revetting Grand Bay Levee on the Mississippi River, where Government Engineers are working extra crews ir. order to complete the job before the spring rise, following the winter months, when the annual swell of the "Father of Waters" threatens agricultural industries of South Louisiana. During the rise of last spring Grand Bay Levee enjoyed considerable publicity, thru the efforts of citizens of this section who made representations to the Mississippi River Commission, call ing their attention to the grave dan ger of this section of any weakening of this particular levee. It is estima ted that a break at this point would place nine feet of water on the streets of Morgan City and every foot of ground in St. Parish. Mainly thru the efforts of Mr. Andrew Gay, Jr., and Mr. Humph reys of the Atchafalava Levee Board, this work has now been un dertaken by the Federal Govern ment, and it is thought the levee will be in good shape by next spring. The boils at Grand Bay Levee were calculated to send chills over persons with financial interests in St. Mary Parish, and an organization was formed in Morgan City last year, having for its object the protection of the right bank of the great river This organization is called the Atcha falaya Basin Levee Protection As sociation and is compose! of leading citi tus rf St. Maty. M .re than $3,000 was raised in 1915 to patrol the banks of the river, and Mr. Far ley O'Brien of this City was engaged to operate crews above and below cover! Mary the Grand Bay location. Ml* O'Brien did excellent work last year with his crew of workmen, and it is proposed to keep the organization a going concern for future good it may ac complish. This organization strongly advocated the revetment of Grand Bay Levee, while Mr. Gay and Mr. Humphries were also instrumental in pointing out to the Federal River Commission the importance of look ing after this impending danger. For a fortnight or more, day and night crews have been at work with hydraulic dredges washing down the banks of the river's edge to a slope of 4 to 1, preparing for the big rock laden willow mattresses to be sunk at the water's edge and the rock fac ing on the sloping bank, which will prevent the erosion and undermining of the bank by the strong river cur rent directed at this point with its full force. Grpnd Bay levee has beeri called by the levee authorities the term that Sherman applied to war. During high water the low land behind the levee has been filled with what are called "sandboils," where the water oozes out of the ground on the land side and fear of the heavy water pressure on the river side keeps up the con stant fear of the levee being under mined. The constant caving of the bank during the low water stage is a source of worry to the levee en gineers and the levee board because it means that every few years a new levee will be needed. The national government is under taking the revetting of this bank. Hydraulic dredges, which are noth ing more than larger heavy water hose with 175 pounds presure, are being used to slope the 25-foot bluff banks to the desired incline. This slope is to be paved with rock to pre vent further erosion. The government towboat, the Plaquemine, brought doyrn eight ' We wing in the ltoage indicates that phlegm is obstructing the air passages. BALLARD'S HORE HOUND SYRUP looseni^ the phlegm so that it can be coughed up and ejected. Price 26c, 50c and $1.00 per bottle. Sold hy Beilanger Drug Co. The laxative properties of fruits and vegetables are not destroyed by canning t£ew mats made of woven willow trees on Monday and tied them up to the bank. These mats measure 150 feet j long and 400 feet in width. It will take about thirty of these mats to ! revet this point. Each mat will be ! towed and placed and weighted down i with rock to a fifteen-pound pres | sure to the square foot and sunk to | the bottom of the river, sloping from \ the bank at the present stage of j water toward the center of the river, I The mats will be sunk so as to lap each other five or ten feet, and the thirty mats will revet the bank 4,000 feet or more. The work of shingling or paving the bank to the depth of a foot or more will then be done. The Lafourche, another govern ment towboat, appeared on the scene Monday last, towing four barges loaded with rock boulders to be used on the job. This rock is quarried ! near Little Rock Arkansas, trans ported by rail to Ferriday, where it is unloaded from the cars onto barges in the river. Engineer Douglas and his assist ant, Mr. Waddell, are actively in charge of the work. They have em ployed some two hundred men, most ly white, and are rushing the work to completion. According to Mr. Douglas it will take two and a half months of favorable weather to com plete this revetment. Twenty thousand dollars will be expended on making a landside en largement on the Grand Bay levee and to strengthen it and prevent the recurrence of the dangerous sand boils. This work wil be in charge of another engineering department of the government and suction dredges will be used to advantage. By means of these dredges dirt from the bat ture will be thrown behind the levee to fiH the low P lace and a lon S' the District. gradual slope will be made from the top of the levee back several hund red yards. Other Dangers There are other dangers on the Mississippi River than sand boils and weak levees. It is pretty well estab lished that New Orleans is looking toward letting others get the duck ing if this can | be accomplished. Levees have been cut in the past, it is asserted, and may be cut again. One of these works accomplished last year by the Atchafalaya Basin Levee Protection Association was to keep a constant guard on the most dangerous portion of the right bank of the River and make constant re 7 ports to the constituted authorities on any danger which came up. It is hoped this organization will be main tained and strengthened for the year 1917. The town of Morgan City, thru Mayor Shannon, was a member of this Association last year, and it is understood activities will soon be gin to revive the former association. H. M. Cotten on Board It is suggested to Governor Pleas ant that this section should be repre sented on the Atchafalaya Levee Board, since this vicinity is in the immediate path of any destruction which a break in the River might oc casion, and the name of Mr. Hérbert M. Cotten has been recommended by local citizens and by members of the present board. Mr. Cotten is fi nancially interested in this section owning considerable pro perty here and elsewhere, is Presi dent of the First National Bank, ami would do credit to the Board. The Governor could make no better se lection than Mr. Cotten for this place. It is understood Dr. King of New Iberia has resigned and his place will likely be filled with a resident of the District. Dr. King is not a resident of , Our garden seeds have proved their germinating quality so well in the past, especially our onion sets, that our supply is going vary fast, but some are left yet, sad first come, first served at Belanger Drag Co. If you fail to get your Review re gularly, please call 27$ and the mat» Car wiQ b* promptly remedied. mis if\i (brt ist ibitrmr a "At the Sign of When you buy it at Fisher's it's a sign of quality. I he outfitters of men and young men. A Complete Line of Fail goods await you-- inspec tion. Let us fit you out today it' it is slim-« "IT *>■•.! is Right", SB.ôU to St', o It it is Hats "Knox is ('orreet, " So to SB If it is Underwear. 1 '1 different standard ' s. 50 cuts up If it is Neckwear. "wo shim*," 50 cents t> sd If it is anything for a man, this is the s Pu p. Ask the Man about Fisher's Men Wear. There must be a reason They are on busy Railroad Avenue What Will Be The Christmas Present? THE NEW CLUB OPENS DECEMBER 1st Make the first deposit \ourself and present it, to your boy or girl on Christmas A membership card in our next Christmas Savings Club will learn them that important, habit of Thrift On December 15th, 1916, this Hank will issue checks that will pay out almost FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS of Christmas Savings for the past year. To this is added the 3* per c, nt interest. Think of how many will have CHKISTM AS money this year, with just a fe.v dimes a week saved din ing the past year. We have a hundred applications for new cards already. Send yours in today. Let us be your SANTA CLAUS. The Peoples State & Savings Bank ON BUSY RAILROAD AVE, NEXT TO POSTOFFICE J k THE RESCUE OF LIFE in case of fire is accounted no ble, but the rescue of property CHU only be partially attained after the on sweep of the Himes 1 here is a way of rescue how ever. A way that discounts the damages of tire, smoke, and water Protect yourself by a tire insurance policy from a company that lias a financial reserve sufficiently large to assure you of indemnity. FRANK VAUGHAN Office Belanger Building Telephone No. L'7 Ditch's Butcher Boy Says v m Choicest- cuts in town Displayed freshest meats ARE HERE PURVEYED » .PROMPT DELIVERY Phones: Market 147. Res. 15.1 n îJo^IÔ^P FOUND— Adrift on Bayou Schaeffer one barge, 12 x 35 ft. owner can have same by proving I ownership and paying expense of ad- J vertising and cost of securing barge. Apply at Avoca office. Telephone 2wks. Br. M. F. Meyer Physician and Surgeon Office: Terrebonne's PbaAnacy. Residence: Costello Hotel Berwick Office Broussard's Drug Store. Beam: 1 te 2 p. » Octave J. Delaune CITY MARKET Fresh Meats OF ALL KINDS I J You can send your children to my market and get full weight and best quality. My aim is to treat my customers the same as I would like to be treated. Phone No. 11. Morgan City PROMPT DELIVERY NOTICE Take notice that I am applying to the City of Morgan City for permit to open a bar-room, for colored per sons, on the east side of Second St., between Railroad Ave., and Union Streets in Morgan City, La., for the year 191-7. B. Mule.