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Published daily except Sunday. C. E. KING. Manager. RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION 1 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 »( Thanks, Obituaries, etc: Per line first issue Subsequent issues . .. 5c 2%c Entered as second class mail mat ter at the Postofiice of Morgan City, La. OFFICIAL WEATHER REPORT FOR MONTH ENDING MARCH 31 ST. While, crops in general, and cane in particular, at this writing are in first class condition, with past fav orable weather, yet what appeared to be the beginning of a drouth de veloped during the month of March, which leaves farmers somewhat in suspense, pending development of rain clouds now in evidence over South Louisiana. If these clouds fur nish rain for Morgan City and vicin ity at an early date, the conditions existing in March may be said to have not been unfavorable. On the other hand, if the prospective drouth continues, the comparative dryness of March will have a deter iroating effects on the 1917 crops hereabouts. So far, crops are not damaged, especially where land is pulverized and worked intensively. Cloddy land, however, will suffer more or less, even from the ab sence of rain during latter part of March and first part of April, as thus far recorded. The total precipitation for March was only 2.55 inches, which, will be sufficient, if a-drouth does not fol low. In 1916, thé banner year, Mar ch got only .61 of an inch, while February got less in 1916 than dur ing the present year. As stated, 1917 crop prospects depend more upon developments within the next six weeks or two months than what has gone before. If conditions dur ing the next few weeks are entire ly favorable, March, February and January may be said to have been exceptionally good months for crops. The heaviest downfall was re corded on March 3rd, when 1.88 in ches fell, which constituted the greater portion of the rain for the month. The other recordations were merely showers, and served only to lay the dust in places. During March there were eight cool days, which was not the best thing for truck crops, altho it did not hurt the cane and corn. The majority of the days were partly cloudy and warm—a condition not bad for growing crops of any kind, particularly cane. Generally speaking, the soil here-! abouts is in fine condition, and will ; most likely stand a longer dry spell ! than might have been stood in other years. With good weather no fears I need be entertained for the 1917 j crop, which got such a good start during the first of the year. Stubble cane, as well as plant cane, has been showing up fine for some time. The vegetable crops is probably behind some years, but the local markets shows plenty of the staples to be had. I I 1 3-IN-l OIL 10c s aza ns Sons *H? eut •veryone speeds lUGßA, winner*. - 0-Cedar Polish 25c Don't . Burden Your Children With Poor Groceries Buy Whole some Food and Make Things Lighter The Store Pillar Rock Salmon, 1-2 pound can for ....................... i5c Schimfnel's pure Jellies, assorted flavors, per glass ........... 10c PI- Peaches, 2 lb. can........10c A fresh shipment of Del Monte Ex tra Quality Evaporated Peaches and Prune», the pound .......... 15c Best Creamery Cheese, per lb. 35c Quaker Puffed Rice, per pkg. . 10c JACK S STORE e (hat Se vcsYcü Beat Telepl Telephcne 268 CONGRESS MAY WILL FACE MOST SERI OUS PROBLEM IN OVER HALF CENTURY Army and Navy Continue To Prepare for Hostilities. President Wilson Will Address Congress As Soon As It Will Be Organized Washington, April 1.—Congress, called in extraordinary session by President Wilson, will meet tomor row to determine the most impor tant issues before the legislative re presentative of the people of the United States since the Civil War. It is considered a foregone conclusion that it either will declare war a gainst Germany or declare a state of war exists because of Germany's aggressions on the high seas. President Wilson has completed the message he will deliver to Con gress and is ready to address a joint session as soon as he gets word that both houses have been organized and are ready to hear him. Either before or directly after he addresses Congress, the President is expected to confer with leaders of both houses regarding the specific legislation desired by the adminis tration. The War and Navy Departments continued today their preliminary preparedness measures and are ready with recommendations for further strengthening the army and navy to be submitted as soon as It may be generally known that during the past two or three years, over two thousand acres of fine lands have been added to the culti vatible list in the vicinity of Morgan City. The following official records are submitted for the study of those who desire to keep in touch with the weather conditions iq lower St. Mary Parish: Date Rainfall Wea. Con. 1 .. Pt. cloudy and warm 2 .22 Pt. cloudy and warm 3.-Witf Cloudy and colder wind storm Pt. cloudy and warm Clear and warm Clear and warm 12 Pt. cloudy and cool Clear and cool Pt. cloudy and warm Clear and warm Clear and warn Pt. cloudy and warm Pt. cloudy and warm Clear and warm Pt. cloudy and warm 1 Pt. cloudy and warm Pt. cloudy and warm Clear and warm Clear and warm Clear and warm Clear and warm Pt. cloudy and warm .05 Pt. cloudy and cool .07 Pt. cloudy and cool Pt. cloudy and cool Pt. cloudy and cool Clear and cool Clear and cool Pt. cloudy and warm Pt. cloudy and warm Pt. cloudy and warm 4. 5. 6 . 7. 8 . 9. 10 . 11 . 12 . 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20 . 21 . 22 . 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. I IT PAYS YOU TO BUY AT THE SPECIALTY STORE. HOUSE FOR RENT—Modern conveniences. Apply to J. E. Bass. Phone 2. by re the It a he is of are for as Congress desides whether the nation is actually to go to war with Ger many. Both houses meet at noon to morrow. The Senate, already organ ized, wil be ready to transact busi ness when the gavel falls, but in view of the fact that any war re solution is expected to carry an ap propriation, it is expected that ac tion will wait on the House. Demo crats and Republicans of the House have cleared the way for an imme diate efort to organize and the be lief was general tonight that the Democrats would reassume control with speaker Clark in the chair within a few hours after the session begins. There is little doubt that a war resolution will be passed by large majorities in both houses. There are little groups of pacifists opposed to war except to resist invasion, who will vote and probably talk against any warlike move. There are other groups who have their own ideas about what the United States should do in the present situation, but none is strong enough to prevent action or to seriously impede its progress. are the St. GOVERNOR BROUGH OF AR KANSAS TO ADDRESS CUT OVER LAND CONFERENCE. New Orleans,La., April 2.—One of the most enthusiastic responses received by the Program Committee of the Cut-Over Land Conference to be held in New Orleans, April 11, 12 and 13, came from Governor C. H. Brough of Arkansas. Governor Brough is a native of Mississippi, and widely known as a student of economics and conditions of the South. There are something like 13,000, 000 acres of cut-over lands in Ar kansas, and Governor Brough sees in the coming canference a wonder ful opportunity to begin the devel opment of that vast area of unde veloped land. Governor Brongh has given the development of the South much I study, and is especially well inform ed upon the possibilities of his own state and will address the Confer ence on "National Resources of the South—Arkansas as a Developing Factor." If you cough all night you get no rest, nor does anyone else in the house. Keep within reach a bottle of BALLARD'S HOEHOUND SYRUP. It is then easy to stop the tickling which causes the cough, whenever it appears. Price 25c, 50c and $1.00 per bottle. Sold by Belanger Dru Co. THE EVANGELINE THEATRE During its run of .sixteen weeks in Los Angeles, California, D. W. Griffith's mighty spectacle "The Birth of a Nation" broke every re cord ever known in that section of the country. It was the longest run ever recorded by any stage attrac tion. During its stay at the Audi torium, the largest theatre in the city, the attendance ran over 250, 000 which is more than two-thirds of the total population of the city. It is doubted if ever in the history of American theatricals a stage offer ing ever played to such a percent age of the total population. Everybody interested in the pos sibilities of war finds in D. W. Griffith's spectacle "The Birth of a Nation" which comes to the Evange line Theatre on April 2nd., a thrill ing association with the issues of to day. The great crisis of 1861—'65 as pictured in the play have their lessons for the Americans of today. The North and South in internecins struggle; the strategy of the Petersburg campaign and of Sher man's march to the sea; Lee's sur render to Grant, and the after math of the war in the Reconstruc tion period—all these form a serial of material and political events that enchain the spectator's interest. Out of the terrible conflict a new nation, urited by spiritual as well as geo graphical ties, was born. The fire of American patriotism never burn ed brighter than it burns today, and the play which shows the evolution from the past to the present will be gladly welcomed at it» first local presentation. Quaker Dry Hominy in pkgs Jolley Bros. m [WO very important Young men Cne is that we believe in young: men; the other is that they believe in us. It's a great combination. it has brought us the trade of the best dressed men in town. Right now they're all strong for these new Hart Schaffner & Marx Varsity Fifty Five suits You'll like them too; another rea son why this store is a young men's center. Older men like to come here. We can do a good thing for all of you in the best clothes • made; all wool and stylish. The home of Hart Schaffner Marx Clothes 'J. 2Ü lûïb aooü; sore m f Omricht ScMbir A Man Henry Loeb Company, Ltd. THE HOUSE OF NO REGRETS WANTED—Fifty people withj from $30 to $100.00 to invest in one] of the largest moving picture houses in the South to be located in New Orleans. This is a guilt edge propos ition in every respect. Why accept 4 per cent on your money when you may make 400. It does not cost one cent to investigate. Ask for Mr. H. L. McCormick at the Costello Hotel. eH will gladly go into all de tails with you. IT PAYS YOU TO BUY AT THE SPECIALTY STORE. Rates on display advertisements, Ring Manager's Office, 278. THE NEW CANTON RESTAURANT (Successor to Mequet's Commercial Cafe on Railroad Avenue) 1 Will be closed Monday and Tuesday of this week to under • go changes being installed by the owner. ON WEDNESDAY THE CANTON WILL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND WILL RE MAIN OPEN NIGHT AND DAY THEREAFTER. The one place in the city where you may tickle your pal ate with the finest of viands served in American, French and Chinese styles. Charley Fung, Prop. OPERA HOUSE To-Night Birth of a Nation WATCH OUR FRIDAY SHOWS Some METRO STARS seen to appear. - - EMMY WERLEGN In VANITY, March 23. MABEL TALIAFARO in Wife by Proxy, March 30. ETHEL BARRYMORE In the White Raven, April 6th. VIOLA DANA in Threads of Fate, April 13. MME. PETROVA In Bridges Burned, April 20th. LIONEL BARRYMORE In End of The Tour, April 27. A Sidney Comedy will be Shown with each one. of the features. above m CATHOLIC CHURCH Morgan City. High Mass every first Sunday at 9:30 a. m. Low Mass every other Sunday at 7 a. m. Sunday School every Sunday at 3:30 p. m. Berwick. Low Mass every first Sunday at 7:30 a. m. High Mass on third Sunday at 9:30 a. m. Sunday School every Sunday at Morgan City Daily Review deli vered to your home 40c per month. We Give Away Fly Swatters We Sell Our Ant Destroyer Under a Pofitive Guarante* No trou le with An s aftci nsii g or Money Back. For Safety First pertaining to Health and Happiness Take Our LIVER TONIC Makes you feel like living Shepards Hwse-Flj aad lastet Killer Luge Bottle 50c TERREBONNE'S The Druggist that's in busi ness tor vour health—not his I E. C. Rolleigh, Piano Tuning and Rep»™,* All work Lome order, at Box offi „ „ * House or Leopold Loeb & Co. Ly . lwk. Octave J. Delaune CITY MAI'hlET Fresh Meats OF AIL KINDS 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 The Newest Business Enterprise in Morgan City If You Own an Auto It Will Pay You To Know Us Free Air Free Wrier ' and a service work that is in repair nex veiled Senette & Maddox For WINES. LIQUORS, Cigars, etc Phone 192. Morgan City, La. C. I. BLANCHARD LAWYER AND NOTARY Office in First Nati'l Hank Bldg Phone 271 Morgan City. La. Ditch's Butcher Boy Says FOukstowhom Quality «•MAKES irs APPEAL AT.THIS MARKET OP MERIT SHOULD ALWAYS DEAL / « „ .PROMPT DELIVERY Phones: Market 147. Res. 153 Ü. Öil lucre attorney AT LAW NOTARY PUBLIC First National Bank Bldg. - Phone 9 Practice in Federal ami State Courts. Morgan clTY.LA Southern Pacific .... Lines.... 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