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PublishedT)aily Except Sunday C. E. KING, Mauser. RATES OP SUBSCRIPTION l Year in advance ........$4.00 6 Months in advance ....... 2.00 8 Months in advance ...... 1.00 1 Month ...................40 1 Week ...................10 Rates of Readers, Notices, Cards >f Thanks, Obituaries, etc: Per line first issue ........... 5c Subsequent issues .......... 2%c Rates on display advertisements, Ring Manager's Office, 278. Entered as second class mail mat ter at the Postoffice of Morgan City, La. LETTER FROM ENGINEER OF CHERMONG AFTER DISASTER m Below is reproduced a very inter esting letter received by Mr. E. E. Ditch from his friend Mr. Baker, engineer of the ill fated ship, Cher mong. Valencia, Nov. 28, 1916. My Dear Friend: Have learned from the American counsul that it may be about thirty days before we can get passage to Hie States, so will write you an ac count of my trip on the S. S. Cher mong, as I feel sure that it will be of interest to you to learn of the little ships untimely ending in the Mediterranian sea. We were loaded with munitions of war to the summer draft which was 12" too deep for a winter trip, how ever we or rather the owners were al lowed to send her to sea in that con dition. I had some misgivings about her safety and tried to get a man to take my place, but the owners and captain insisted on my going, saying that it would be a fine trip and be sides my pay would be more ■ than twice as much as I could make run ning on a coaster and so I consented against my better judgment. Well we left New York City the evening of Nev. 8th and encountered bad weather from the very start which continued to get worse every day. The wind was from sw shifting to nw and back to sw every day, and steadily increasing in velocity until it was blowing a gale, with mount ains of sea boarding usf rom both sides, keeping the hatches covered with 3 feet of water most of the time. On the,night of Nev. 17th the sea was breaking on top of the cabin and almost wrecked one of the life boats. I could not sleep so got up about mid-night and went on the bridge, finding the captain and chief mate who seemed to be very much worried and I must confess that I too was very anxious about Hie safety of the ship, as well as of myself and stayed up all night with the captain making a tour of inspec tion through the engine room every half hour to see that the pumps were keeping the «rater down in one of the double bottom tanks which had sprung a leak and was making 36" of water every 4 hours, although the big ballast pump would hold it down alright. I was very anxious about it, however, every thing, in my department worked fine and the little shop of 2611 gross tons was doing fine and making good time. About 6 a. m. the weather seemed to be moderating and so the captain and I turned in and slept until about 10 a. m. when we found that the ; R «and had gone down quite consider- able, »till there was a heavy sea roll- 1 in« which kept our bulwarks full of l be water, however, the barometer was -going up and down and we were all fealing quite cheerful. That night Nov. 18th about 10 p. m. we sighted the lighthouse on Fayal Island which was a welcome sight to us as we were getting close to shelter and a much needed rest. We anchored in the harbor of Fayal at about 9 a. m. Nov. 19th laying there that night tahjn g about 800 tons of bunker toaL leaving Monday morning, plunging into a terrific wind and ^aea, which luckily only lasted 24 haws then «re had nice smooth wea to Gibralter, a distance of miles from Layal, where we about four hours to clear proceed through the straits Mediterranean sea. Left Gibraltar at 4:80 p. m. No. 25Ht and up Hie Spanish coast all night The next morning Sunday, Hie wea ther was simply Meal, no wind or ■ea and Hie sky waa as bright as i new silver dollar, which was proba Mjr our undoing, at any rate at - 10:80 a, , a». a German submarine signalled us to atop by firing two •hots at ua which came uncomforta bly doac, and flying the signal M. N. whfch meant step at «ma which ' * ^Sa'Smit*!^ mfl? of *** ta fin a in and On the ren Mrs. 2.00 1.00 5c deck p ] ates at j east iooo feet high us, the captain sent the chief mate out in a life boat to take the ships papers to them after they read the ships manifest they took the mates boat in tow. Coming along side fly ing signal A B. meaning to abandon ship at once which we did at a high rate of efficiency leaving everything behind except what we wore, and when we were about 100 yards dis tance they commenced firing into the ship with a cannon, but after firing three shots without effect they put a torpedo into her which exploted 600 tons of dynamite which was in the after hole, and exploding the boilers, blowing boilers and 2%c mat E. to ac be the the of al to and coming down all around us, none of it struck our boats or else I would have never written this ac count. Before one could count 20 the ship was out of sight. The submarine took our boats in tow and dropped us within about five miles off the coast of Spain. Within 1-2 minute after she had dropped our lines she had submerged, and gone from our sight, forever I hope. After we. had been pulling for the beach for about an hour a little Spanish freighter came along and picked us up, land ing us in Valencia 24 hours later. We were treated fine by the Spanish captain and his crew who refused to accept anything for their services. Of course there were no sleeping accommodations for us and we had to make the best of it for one night, which was not so bad, as it was nice warm weather and we could sleep in the mess rooms, although very few of us slept a wink, being too excited over our narrow eèeape, from death to worry or even think of sleep. We arrived here in Valencia at 2 p. m. Nov. 26th and by 6 p. m. the American consul and our captain had all of us comfortably installed in a fine hotel where we will have a forced vacation on full pay for some time to come, although we are very anxious to get on our way back to -the good old U. S. A. Wishing you all a merry Xmas and a happy New Year, I remain, Your friend, C. L. Baker. A heavy cold in the lungs that was expected to cure itself has been the starting point in many cases of dis ease that ended fatally. The sensible course is to take frequent doses of BALLARD'S HOREHOUND SY RUP. It checks the progress of the disorder and assists nature to re store normal conditions. Price 25c, 50c and $1.00 per bottle. Sold by Belanger Drug Co. NOTICE TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: This is to notify all persons whom it may concern that Peter Guarisco and D. Lee Guarisco of Moi£an City, La., have purchased the saloon and pool room occupied by Sam Caro from the Bank of Morgan City, La., which saloon and pool room are loca ted in the building known as Ser ville's building on Lot Ten (10) in Square One (1) of Morgan City. La., this 9th day of January, A. D. 1917. Bank of Morgan City, per F. D. Winchester, Cashier. Peter Guarisco, D. Lee Guarisco. NOTICE •M A11 neW8 for pu blicalin ; R ev i ew mus t be in this office uy 12:00 0 . c i 0ck „Don, on the day of 1 publication. Advertising copy must l be in thi , office by nine 0 . cl(>ck O'BRIEN CHILD IS ILL * IN NEW ORLEANS ! Mrs. A. B. O'Brien departed few day* ago to visit her mother in Clinton, La., but was forced to stop in New Orleans on account of the condition of her child whose tem perature reached 103. The child was operated on in New Orleans by Dr. Dupree a short time ago for abscess and was though to have recovered. On the advice of Dr. deGravelles, the child was taken 'to see Dr. Du pree in New Orleans on the trip to Clinton. After an examination, Dr. Dupree was of the opinion that an other operation would have to be performed. Mrs. R. L. Squires who acompanied Mrs. O'Brien to New Orleans brought the O'Brien child ren back to Morgan City yesterday. Mrs. O'Brien telephoned for her husband who deported for New Or leans this morning. Br. M. F. Meyer Physician and Surgeon Office: Terrebonne's Pharmacy. Residence: CostoDo Betel Berwick Office Brou ward's Drag Store. ^ . Hour«: 1 to 2 p. m. H Tue Big Ends Auto Contest March 1st The Candidate in the Review Popular Voting Con*' test who wins the $395 Latest Model v Ford Touring Car must win in the next few weeks give your late Contestants are closely bunched and you should favorite in the race help now before it is too Contestant with the lowest standing at this time has just as good a chance to win as the high-* est contestant for the work of the „ next few weeks is the work that will couni Here Are The Prizes An Automobile value « ^ Diamond value A 9 apiece Dining Room Set \ A Wardrobe Trunk value A Made"to"Measure Suit value An Axminster Rug value An Oil Stove value - 0* 395.00 - 200,oo Lie " 85,00 45.00 30,oo ✓ ✓ 25<oo 25.00 Those who stay and work certain to win a until tÿe contest closes are handsome prize V** / LIST OF MAGNIFICENT PRI ZES FOR WINNERS IN REVIEW CONTEST 1st PRIZE A Brand New, 1917 Model, Ford Touring Car, Value $395.00. This magnificent prize is contributed by Loeb & Dreher, Local Distributors of Ford automobiles. Ask them about this ndw model. 2nd PRIZE A $200.00 Diamond, to be set in a ring or stud ifi please the winner. Now on display at the Imperial Jew elry Company. They are dealers in all kinds of high class jewelry and toilet article^. Ask them to show you the contest Diamond. 3rd PRIZE An elegant 9-piece Oak Dining Room Set, value $85.Off, now on dis play at The Home Furnishing Com pany. A prize worth striving for. The progressive firm contributing this prize carries an elegant stock of furniture, rugs, curtains. etc. y H THE STANDING OF CONTESTANTS TODAY No. 5 . .. .......... 217,000 votes No. 25 Miss Leah Fortin......... .......... 411,500 votes No. 40 .............830,500 votes No. 53 Miss Lets Chauvin ........ .......... 247,000 votes No. 102 Him Winnie Thibodaux ... ........ 199,250 votes No. 135 ............119,000 votes No. 191 Miss LeBIanc............ ......... 137,000 votes No. 213 ...........265,500 votes No. 217 Miss Maude Kreisle ...... .......... 466,500 votes No. 225 Theo Schmidt 187,250 votes No. 236 Sterling Gant ........... .......... 264,750 votes No. 240 Mrs. C. E. Morse ........ .......... 512,250 votes No. 243 ............ 160,000 votes No. 244 Sylvester Bourgeois.....• ......... 198,500 Votes No. 246 Thurston Smith ......... .......... 273,000 votes No. 247 ;.r ........... 5000 votes «mmmmmmmtmwt»?;' '.tmmm m niimiiiiimmmmmnmfflmn «; 4th PRIZE A Fine Wardrobe Trunk at $35.00 on display at the Hy Loeb Mercan tile Company. This firm will supply your wants in all the latest clothing and pry goods for men and women. 5th PRIZE Your chance of any $30.00 Made to-Measure suit to be selected from the beautiful sample lines displayed by Fisher Bros., dealers in Fixins for Men, Style, quality and service, is the meaning of "Fisherize." 6th PRIZE Your choice of any $25.00 Seam less Axminster Rug in the large and beautiful stock on display at Al berts store. This store will also be glad to have the attention of any shopper, man or woman, who appre ciates goods at low prices. Dealers in fine clothes for men and women, dry goods, shoes, etc. 7th PRIZE A $25.00 Bon Ami Oil Stove with four burners, contributed by the Dyer-Lehmann Company, dealers in fresh, pure groceries, hardware and blumbers supplies. Call there and ask to see this prize. To the cahdidate securing the highest number of votes during each month of the contest will be given a 26-Piece Silver Set, value $25 This Wm. A. Rogers Silver Set will be given to the contestant who brings in the largest number of votes for the months ending November 1st, December 1st, January 1st, Febru ary 1st, and March 1st In addition to the large list of valuable prizes mentioned in the above list, The Morgan City Daily and Weekly Review will pay five per cent commission to each contestant in the race, with the exception of the three contestants who win the first three prizes. These three contestants will not receive the cash commission. The commission will be paid on all subscriptions made on the Daily Re view, The Weekly Review and the famous 14k Gold Point Barnett Fountain Pens. Dont delay writing or calling on the Manager of the Morgan City Re view for any further information you may «rant in regard to this big contest. to If the Review is not delivered your home promptly, telephone us and we will see that you get your paper on time.