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Kansas City, Mo.—Feb. 27-That the United States is facing a serious economic condition as a result of the heavy burdens placed upon it by the war abroad and by the pro verbial thriftlessness of the rank and file of . our population, was voiced today by S. W. Straus, President of the American Society for Thrift. In a communication presented by him to the committee on Thrift Education of the Nation-, al Education Association, of which Straus is a member, in session here, he declared that the present abnor mal prices for commodities is an in dication of serious conditions. "I believe every member of this committee is willing to admit the seriousness of the economic situa tion in America," Straus declared. "While it is true that wie as a na tion are prosperous, it is equally in controvertible that as individuals we are profligate. In this country the records of the Surrogate Courts, for example, show that 82 out of every 10O men who die leave no income producing estates. Only 3 per centj leave estates amounting to $10,000 or more. Out of every 100 women who are left widows, only 18 are in good or comfortable circumstances. The other 48 are obliged to go to work, and thirty-five are left either in absolute want cr are, to a great extent, objects of charity. " At the present time, and for several years, we have been goihg through a period of abnormal prices for commodities. The American housewife today is paying her grocer and her butcher prices that are reminiscent of the days of the Civil war, but it is not specifically the high cost of living that affords cause for alarm. The seriousness of the situation lies in those facts that make the cost of living hi&h, and is to a great extent thliftlessness. The European war, which is the most prodigious example of waste fulness in the history of the world, is responsible to a great extent for the untoward conditions in America. Values running in the billions have been wiped out in the unhappy lands across the sea and the end is not yet in sight. All humanity must help share the burden of this waste. Every citizen in America today is help paying this giant's tax. And, what is more distressing, there will be no let up with the 4*wn of peace. The enormous war bills of Europe will place a load upon the citizens of America for many years to come. At the same time we have an addi tional burden the thriftlessness of our own people, and this is prover Wal. We are the Belshazzar of all nations. We have for generations heen seated at the Babylonian feast of plenty. But the hand has written upon the wall. Unless we take warning we will suffer the fate of that ancient city, which for 2,000 years ruled .the world with undisput ed sway. "I feel safe in saying also that every member of this committee will agree with me in the asssertion that only through our schools can the change from these unhappy con • ditions be brought about. Begin at the foundation. Teach thrift to the child of today if you would have the man of tomorrow thrifty." "This is the chief lesson that American history teaches us; A na tion which ignores the teachings of thrift to its children will never be /permanently thrifty." When the bowels become irregu lar you are uncomfortable and the longer this condition exists the worse you feel. You can get rid of this misery qniekly by using HER BINE. Take a done on going to bed and see how fine you feel next day. Price 50c. Sold by Belanger Drug Co. AUGUST SOUME1LLAN CHARLES DELAS THE ARCADE Home of the Best in Photo-Plays. THEATRE On Busy Railroad Avenue To-Night " Wednesday. "The Scarlet Runner" in the ''Mtssinfi Chapter ill ff With Edith Storey in the Leading Part It Is The Best Ever Thursday. "ALL MAN* * Brady - featur ' A Roaring Comedy ''Pat and Fickle" 1ÏÎÜ I Ifll / t the Burkejn * i it ::t 11 14 th Episode of that great serial Hammond, La. Feb. 27.—Rev Edward McCardy, rector of tho Church of the Nativity, of Green wood. Miss-, has accepted the call of Grace Memorial Church here. White Castle, La., Feb. 27.—Oil prospectors are invading the parish of Iberville and a scheme is now on foot here to begin boring for oil within a half mile of this place. W. G. Strange will begin soon to bore several wells on his Cora and An nandale plantations Miss F. E. Hutchinson of New Orleans was a Morgan City visitor on Tuesday. MRS. CREENWALD IS BUYING A BEAUTIFUL LINE OF ALL KINDS OF SPRING DRESSGOODS IN NEW YORK FOR THE SPECIALTY STORE. Mr. E. D. Singleton of Alexandria was seen on the streets here yester day. ' Great variety of CHOICE FLOW ER SEED at Dyer-Lehmann's— plant early. Woman's Suffrage lasts only for today and tomorrow. Better vote for a woman today. A scald, burn, or severe cut heals slowly if neglected. The family that keeps a bottle of BALLARD'S SNOW LINIMENT on hand is al ways prepared for such accidents. Price 25c, 50c and $1.00 per bottle. Sold by Belanger Drug Co. HERE AM I CIRCLE The "Here Am I Circle" is kindly requested to meet at four o'clock tomarrow afternoon at the home of Mrs. E. A. Pharr. This meeting is called that the programme for Sat urday afternoon may be rehearsed and a full membership is urged. Mrs. E. A. Pharr, Pres. King's Daughters. Salesmen sell farmers a 12-15 farm tractor; retail $350, guarah teed saticfaction, or money refund ed. 10 days trial. Salesman must be able to purchase a $10 band, and give references. 7 1-2 per cent com mission. W. Perkins, Goodbee, La. Representative. lwlt. A nephew of Herr von Jagow, head of the German foreign office has applied to the court at Lake Charles for naturalization papers to become a United States citizen. WHEN YOU I Have Prescriptions to Fill Give it to the Druggist who does not substitute That's Terrebonne at Terrebonne's Pharmacy He will fill them the same as if it was for one of his own family—wife, mother, father, sister or brother. He plays no favorite, a life is a life. Terrekwue's Pharmacy Dalton Bldg Phone 120 Prescriptions Called for and Delivered Review $1,000 Voting Contest First Prise 1917 Model Ford Touring Carfl This car is completely equipped in every respect It has been purchased from the Loeb-Dreher agency and will be given to the winner in the contest. where you may buy at a reasonable price everything in dry goods no tions and men's wear. At this time the January Clearence Sale is on. Second Prize The contestant finishing second will be presented with a beautiful solitaire diamond ring costing $200.00. This prize is being given The Imperial Jewelry Company. Fifth Prize A $30.00 made-to-measure suit from the exclusive shop for men and boys in Morgan City. Fisher Bros, will take your measure for your spring suit, and sell you all the trimmings pertaining thereto. Third Prize For the third prize the Home Furnishing Company will give a splendid nine piece oak dining room set, which if bought would cost $85.00. See the Home Furnishing Co. for all needs for furnishing the home. Sixth Prize What better prize could be select ed for the winner of sixth place than the Axminster rug valued at $25.00 from the Alberts Dry Goods Co. They have a complete stock of all Kinds of floor coverings as well as dry gods and clothing. Seventh Price This is the prize that saves your temper. A $^5.00 Bon Ami oil stove, the last word in clean cooking. Are you reading the DYLECO adver tisements? Hardware too. vs ^ candidate securing the nignest 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 m 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 ali subscriptions made on the Daily Re view, The Weekly Review and the famous 14k Gold Point Barnett Fountain Pens. Fourth Prize A $45.00 wardrobe trunk from the store of Henry Loeb Co. Ltd. Dont delay writing or calling on the Manager of the Morgan City Re view for any further information you may want in regard to this big contest. the Standing of contestants today No. 5 ............ 701,250 votes No. 25 Miss Leah Fortin......... .......... 702,250 votes No. 40 ............ 502,000 votes No. 236 Sterling Gant 285,250 votes No. 213 ...........525,000 votes No. 217 Miss Maude Kreisle ...... ........ 1,227,500 votes No. 225 Theo Schmidt........... t .............. 244,000 votes No. 240 Mrs. C. E. Morse . .. 1,075,000 No. 243 .......... 500,000 votes votes No. 246 Thurston Smith ......... ......... • 273,000 votes ŸÏÏ 5 î IfŸiPÈ*********** ***♦♦* ÿ ÿ LAST OF THE "LEAK' A unanimous report was filed in Washington yesterday clearing all officials of complicity in the "Peace Note Leak" and saying that two Washington newspaper men were responsible for the disclosure of the contents of the note. SIDNEY BEADLE, BOAT BUILDER Also for hire, with dependable engine and comfortable cabin. By day or trip. Address: Morgan City. DAMON AND PYTHIAS j' Four hundred years before the drawing of the Christian era, the drama of "Damon and Pythias" was enacted and has lived and grown down through all the ages until it is the foremost theme in the world to day upon which universal peace may be founded. It is this sublime story that is un folded in the absorbing and soulful photo drama of "Damon and Pythias." Spectacular, stirring, gripping are its scenes; laid in Greece in the pomp and glory of her greatest day, with its colossal groupings, classic dances, games, the thrill of the chariot race, battles upon sea and land, cities built and cities destroy ed, and through all this, with a dra matich fire and touch of sentiment runs through the story of human friendship and its lesson of man's humanity to man. Never before in the history of pictured plays have scenes tf such magnificence and grandeur met the camera. Because of this appealing story, its deep and inspiring interest, its nearness to all that is human, its educational and uplifting influences —it is a picture all will want to see. It is a pictured presentation of a story of friendship that has lived through all the ages—It is a photo play that will never die. This wonderful picture will be shown at the Evangeline Theatre Friday night, March 2nd. Gas in the stomach or bowels-is a disagreeable symptom of a torpid liver. To get rid of it quickly take HERBINE. It is a marvelous liver stimulant and bowel purifier. Price 50c Sold by Belanger Drug Co. Two mighty good feature motion pictures were in Morgan City last night. "The Plow Girl" with charm ing Mae Murray, a Lasky feature was shown at the Evangeline and "The Old Folks At Home" with Sir Herbert Tree was the Triangle offering at the Arcade. For Sale, very reasonable. Wicker baby buggy in good ,condition in use less than a year. Apply to this office. SOUND OPTIMISTIC NOTE Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Meyerdrech of Chicago have arrived in Morgan City to spend a few months. They will reside at the Costello hotel. Mr. Meyerdrech is president of the American Vegetable Hair Co. of this city, of which Mr. M. Green baum is the manager. These officials are optimistic concerning the future of their business here and predict a good season. FOR RENT—The Hutton Bldg, at Front St. and Railroad Avon no. Boat business location in the city. Will make alterations to suit touna Apply JAKE LEVY. DAREDEVIL KATE Daredevil Kate runs a saloon in Devil's Gap, among the rough manu facturers öf munitions who work there when the workmen 'strike, and blow up a munition store house, Kate sides with them. But when Cliff Stone comes from the East to take charge of the sit uation, Kate wavers. When Cliff comes his adopted sister, Irene West; her husband, John West, and their two children. Cliff falls in love with Kate, and the girl promises to marry him. Then Irene learns what Kate's previous life has been, and con fronts her with it before Cliff. The Western girl returns the ring to Stone and she leaves him. Kate turns against the Eastern intruders/ At the instance of the leader of the workmen, she gets John West into her power. Just as she is about to get the best of the Easterners, she learns through an accident, that Irene is her own sis ter, from whom she had been parted since childhood. The result is that Kate turns once j more to the Easterners, helps them ! out of their difficulty, and again promises to marry Cliff Stone. This wonderful picture will be shown at the Opero House to morrow night. MRS. CREENWALD IS BUYING A BEAUTIFUL LINE OF ALL KINDS OF SPRING DRESSGOODS IN NEW YORK FOR THE SPECIALTY STORE. LOST—Silver Bar Pin. Blue Cameo with white figure on face. $1 reward for return to this Office FAMILY AVOIDS SERIOUS SICKNESS Tkedford's Black-Draagkt McDuff, Va.— "I raftered lor sevenl yean," says Mn. I. B. Whittaker, ol IMs place, "with tick headache, aad tioaach trouble. Tea yean ago a Mead told me fo try Thedford'a Black-Draught, whKh I did, aad I found it to be tbebeti family medi cine for young lad old. I keep Bteck-Drattght on hand til the ne now, aad when my children feel a little had, they ask me for a dose, and it does them more good than any medici n e they ever tried. We never have t long spell of sick ness in our family, since we com m enced asiag Black-Draught." Thedford's Black-Draught it purely vegetable, and has been round to regu late weak stomachs, aid digestion, re lieve indigestion, colic, wind, anuses, a — tick and similar sy m p tom s . It has been hi constent nie for more than 10 yean, and has benefi te d morn than a mutton people. Your drnggiti aells and roeommeads Price only 25c. Gets neat BONE-DRY BILL * (Continued from page iy the fight over District prohibi tion will undoubtedly occupy sçVeral hours. A special rule was reported today under which, in addition to * two hours of general debate y and voting on an amendment for a raq ferendum of District citizens, Jt would be possible to have approxi9 mately a dozen roll calls on j>thn amendments. These were put* into-' the bill by the District of Colombia committee, which has an anti-prohi bition majority. . j The decision of the postoffto bill conferees to abandon the measure came after two long meetings dur ing the day and several conferences with Postmaster General Busleson. Members of the conference com mittee insisted that the Re^d a mendment, which had been accepted by both houses, was not the cause, of their failure to agree. The contin ing resolution carries the amend ment verbatim as it had stood the appropriation measure. - j ! EDITH STOREY RISKS LIFf BIG SERIAL THRILL IN T*he story of "The Missing Chapter" the eleventh episode of "The Scariest Runner," VitaghaphV screen of thq, Wednesday ; mile-a-minute moter series by C* * ■' N. and A. M. Williamson which it shown upon the Arcade Theatre every called for Edith Storey, who playft, opposite the popular .favorite Earle Williams, to fall down a large cliff in her racing machine. This scene was the big thrill o£ the story and preparations were made for its staging. The embank ment which was chosen was on side of one of the main automobi roads in the country and was ex , tremely steep. ' ^ Director Wally Van, who is te-' „ sponsible for the ten Episodes of y/ this Unique series, ordered a dummy to be taken in the property wagon, v but when they arrived at the loca tion Miss Storey refused to have the dummy substituted, claiming that she could make the fall as well as not and that the picture would be sure to lack realism if a "double was used. Finding that she would not be moved in her decision Director Van ordered two or three barrels of soft earth thrown down so that hef fall would be less dangerous. At the appointed signal, the car flewr over the road and finally skidded and was soon lost to view to those top of the hill. The camera-ma$ who wqs stationed below the it clinc held his breath but after effect had disappeared the little s| stood up shook her dresses started on a run up the hill jhe fallen down a few minutes befor Very few players would have formed this feat—in fact very few] would have been able to play iheJ part at all, for throughout Iras Storey is given opportunitnes to BÉ- 1 hibit her excellent knowledge motor cars.