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FORECAST —Tonight cloudy local rains wanner. Sunday
gentle to moderate southerly wind. THE organ (Üitg iatlg Snnnu MORGAN CITY, LA., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1917 Xo. 164 Tiff IV EVERY MAN SHOULD INSURE IN WH * THE NEW YORK LIFE . |nM; it has an honorable record of seventy-two years. f***___ '. its policies protect nearly one million families. ''Smsa: It has $866,988,941 in Assets (Market Value). Its inabilities amount to $728,226,426. It holds in reserve for JSummIs and contingencies $138,762,415. im« It has over 700 million dollars in Policy Reserve Fund r by the New York state Insurance Department, ^teesnse* I 1 pay dividends in 1917 over 23 million dallors. ZmmUi It is purely mutual. It has no capital stock. All of its surplus and earnings belong to its policy-holders, atiiuse: It believes in pubiicity. It files its Annual Report with Department of Commerce and Labor of the United States; with fpaorance Department of the State of New York, with each of gtate Insurance Departments in the United States (except the of Texas, where on account of hostile laws it does not do i) and with the Governments of most of the civilized coun " world. lMt . Its policies are free of restrictions as to travel, resi „ and occupation, contain liberal guarantees, and the Com Ç record for the prompt settlement of claims is second to no company. VAUGHAN, Agt. Morgan City, La. kof the Open An Account With Us Herbert M. Gotten, President, » M. A. Pharr, Vice-President, K. R. Hood, Cashier. M. E. Norman. Vice-President. ' O. P. Lynch. Asst. Cashier. $ fAA*AAÂAAXA AAAAAAAMAAAA - - J..... ... 1 ... ..... ! ■ - rery Service Installed FRESH SHUCKED LARGE OYSTERS J)eUvered to your Home. We also SeU id Deliver Cat Fish, Gaspergoo Shell Oysters and Other Local I Sea Foods in Season ' Further Information and Prices'Call or Ring BERWICK BAY FISH and OYSTER CO. tATED PHONE 2S1 xe You Doing It ? sit a few cents each week in that Christmas Savings Account in this Bank IF YOU ARE NOT |tft Now, A neat sum will be accumulated for lathy next Christmas. Hundreds of others belong Itbe Club WHY NOT YOU? we Pay 3f Per Cent on alt Savings Accounts the Peoples State & Savings Bank ilBjf taHroad Avenue Open Saturdays Until 8 P. M. | .AAAA MAAMMWA< First National Bank t OK MORGAN CITY, LA. MME HOME OF SAFETY AND SERVICE f jhii i 'i i ....... 1 - ■-......- -............... ........ ■ Responsibility in Banking The hanker renders many incidental and special services to his customers, hot all these must rest upon the solid foundation of financial responsibility. The First National Bank has capital and surplus of $100,000; resources over $500,000. Its affairs are conservatively managed, Deposits of customers are safe-guarded. Counsel and advice cheerfully Riven, Let us serve you. know that strength of local agency often ian important part REAL value of Insurance? $6u insure with have both for and local financial h\uaJ5HOW YOU [uitable Life it Policy, dou tion for the one. .Reahy&ins. r, Ltd. '.SMS Manigrr 1 i ' ! y The Happy Way To Health (hr Laxative liver T«sc 6 Oz. BOTTLE 50 CENTS . ■" THE PERFECT LAXATIVE FOR CHILDREN AND GkOWN UPS Contains No Calomel ; The Quality Drug Store Dalton Bldg Front St. Telephone 120 XT ! SCHOOL BUILDING INVESTIGATING COM MITTEE MET LAST THURSDAY FEB. 15 Resolutions Passed Acknowledging School Needs of Dist rict. $50 000 Approximate Amount of Proposed Bond Issue to be Submitted Morgan City, La. Feb. 15th, 1917. The first meeting of the advisory J City School District was convened this day at 3:30 o'clock P. M. by Mr. F. D. Winchester, Chairman. Present: H. L. Jolley, Secretary Messrs : H. M. Cotten M. D. Shannon C. A. Bibbins « Gus Drews B. O'Brien ^ H. M. Yottng ' E. A. Pharr M. E. Norman C. L. Wise F. D. Winchester, Chairman being the entire membership of the committee. Professor Law of the High School, and Professor Ives State High School Inspector being pres ent, both addressed the meeting up on the subject of the character of schools advocated by the State Board of Education as being suited for the proper education of child ren, and their suggestions were given most serious consideration by the committee. After a prolonged and open dis cussion of . the several problems pre sented b^the existing school condi tions, amUthe steps absolutely nec essary to be taken to relieve them. The. following resolution was in troduced and adopted by the Com mittee : Resolution WHEREAS, It has become evi dent that the school facilities of the Morgan City School District must be enlarged, and WHEREAS, This Committee has been duly appointed to investigate, and report upon the proposal, Therefore, BE IT RESOLVED That this Committee announce that its pur ON OlSpECTS Town Is Filling And Hotels Are Crowded. Dozen Der ricks Going Up New Iberia, La., Feb. 15.—Dir ectors of the New Iberia Oil. Com pany, whdfee well is continually showing improvement, announce that they had contracted to furnish the Gulf Refining Company with fuel to operate their wall. Supply pipes connecting the two wells were laid today and the Gulf at their well Schwing No.l will continue boring operations. Oil has been brought to the surface from the New Iberia well by means of a bailer and to morrow pumping will commence. Through the small army of 'lease" men Is daily growing and the field in which leases are being taken has widened to, in some in stances, ten miles from the derrick, subleases on land close to the prov en field are making their appear ance. Today it was learned that four independent drillers > had ob tained subleases from the local com pany, these subleases obligating themselves to commence drilling within sixty days. Rumors such as always exist in every new field continue to circu late of finds of surface indications in hundreds of places and in all dir ections from New Iberia and Little Bayou. So far, however, those view ied the moat frequently, outside the ! immediate Little Bayou vicinity, (Continued on page 4.) building committee of the Morgan* pose shall be to locate in the City of Morgan City at a site to be de tennihed upon, such a school build as vip best suit the community needdt and to propose to the School Board.- of the Farish of St. Mary such «.bond issue, ta be voted upon by thjl* tax-payers of this district, as will nftfet these needs, and then in the etent said bond issue be favor able voted upon, as we feel confi dent will be the case, to select a fitting^ .-fite and to erect there on a hpilding which wll be a credit to Community and the addition al mett»B of equipping our youth for the work of their future, and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED That this Committee would be pleased to-see proper provision made tiff public transportation suf ficient M bring at least all the children' of High School grade in the district to the said school build ing. - After further discussion as to the probable cost of the proposed school building and its equipment, tfhs had by the iommittee. The following res olution Sras offered and on motion made and seconded was unanimous ly adopted: Resolution BE IT RESOLVED That it is the sense of this Committee that as a preliminary estimate, an architect be requested to offer such a design W -WiYri *p pi UA ta ial e l y duplicate thv present school building and equip ment; that Wie proposed bond issue therefor would be probably about $50,000.00 more or less, and should be for such an amount as shall pro vide for the duplicating of the pres ent equipment, and a further fund of approximately $5000.00 be pro vided therein for laboratory and all other additional equipment. There being no further business before the meeting on motion made and seconded it stood adjourned, subject to the call of the chairman. STOLEN ÛL FOUND IN ASCENSION PARISH Pouches Discovered in Weeds Ou Bayau Lafourche. Sto len Since February 6 Donaldson ville, La., Feb. 15.-The two mail pouches which were stolen from the local T. &P. depot the night of February the 6th were found Thursday morning in the weeds on the Donaldsonville bank of 'Bayou Lafourche, at a point a bout opposite William street. Both bags had been cut open, and many of the letters had been tampered with. Postmaster Wilfred Guigou is checking up the contents of the pouches so far as the records over the mail matter contained therein, and his investigations show that a total of approximately $23.03; was abstracted from letters in the pouch which arrived here from New Orleans the night of the robbery, and $20 from letters in the pouch made up here to be placed aboard the early morning train. As soon as he has completed the check, the letters in the two bags wil be for warded to the various addresses. Frank Rome, the young white boy who was arrested on suspicion in connection with the robbery has been released. Mail pouches stolen from the local depot some months ago were found on the bayou batture by « young man who was hunting anipe, and it \va3 this fact which caused Sheriff Hanson to have a search made. in the same section after the latest robbery. Have you voted yet? y Sugar is a food carbon which, taken into the human body, produces heat and energy es sential to life, health and ac tivity. Sugar Is Nature's Safe Stimulant You will find in our store all grades of sugar for household use — from dainty loaf for the tea table to heavy brown for cooking. And our stock of staple and fancy groceries* is the v best obtainable. Consider our motto : Courtesy — Cleanliness—Honesty—Service Dyer''Lehmann Go., Limited The Fair and Square Store Morgan City, Louisiana Mtrss The American Vegetable Hair - C O M P A N Y ----- OF MORGAN CITY, LOUISIANA W ISHES to announce that they are permanently in the market for MOSS and are prepared to buy all grades in large or small amounts. Bring your MOSS to us. If impossible for you to bring, we will call on you for it. Correspondence Invited. Telephone No. 87 -M OSS GUS DREWS, President E, W. DREIBHOLZ, Vice-Presdt The Bank ot Morgan City FIRST ON THE ROLL OF HONOR A MESSAGE TO OUR OUT , OF-TOWN FRIENDS Whenever you have occasion to visit our city, we want you to taka every advantage of the facilities of fered at our bank. It's our businass to help you if we can. Make it your business to come in to see us next time you are in town. BANK OF MORGAN CITY * Capital! $25,000.00 Surplus $52,000.00 Resuurces F. D. WINCHESTER, Cashier A. B. O'BRIEN A9st. Cashier Standard patent medicines of tht I better kind are to be had at the I Belanger Drug Co. * I Mr. W. J. Quack of Lake Charles was visiting in Morgan City yester day.