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change in temperature. ftornati * i Steumu iol 2 MORGAN CITY, LA., i-RIDAY, MAY 11, 1917. No. 233 Tremendous Artillery Preparatory To Great Drive Action Another flünese Parliament Refuses To Declare War On Germany Contrary To Popular Demand ( Russian Provisional Government Renews Declaration of Faith With Entente Allies . (By Associated Press) Along the entire Macedonian front, from Monastir to Lake Doir an, an distance of a hundred miles, •he Entente hare opened a great of fensive. Artillery is roaring con stantly. Indications point to an at ftsasptod advance to bo made. Bitter fighting continues in the head of the Corna River and in the neighborhood of Vorder. The dead lock continues of Vorder. The dead front, but behind the fighting lines the Allies are massing men and guns for another tremendous blow agonist the Gormans. General Maur ice, director of British -------- military sperations, declared that the com lag driva will ha mightier than the Arras and Somme drives. The news from Russia is increas ingly gloomy and it is questioned if Iks provisional government will be able to weathar the storm. It seems | aalikely of effective military action j by Russia. For a long time renewed reports! have been coming from Austria of j that government's desire to break \ the shackles imposed by Germany, j An Austrian Commission is reported , auront# for Switxerland with the j ahjact of opening negotiations with Franco for separate peace. ' How Does It Benefit Me? Business men believe in the Federal Reserve System, but many of them know little about it or how it operates. To tell our community how the system benefits tiiem and how they can contribate directly to its sup port, we have prepared a short pamphlet. If you haven't seen it we shall be glad either to mail it to yon or give it to you if you will call. MEM-,..-« 'federal reserve .SYSTEM, The First National Bank of Morgan City Capital and Surplus, $1(K),00(>. Send for Booklet, "How Does It Benefit Me?" GUS DREWS, ''resident E. W, DREIBHOLZ, Vice-Presdt The Bank oi Morgan City FIRST ON THE ROLL OF HONOR FACTS IN A NUT-SHELL These are days of co-operation, organization, team-work. Man can no longer succeed all alone unhelped and unhelying—nor does he wish to. Real success now means Increased Usefulness. A bank account will make you more useful. BANK OF MORGAN CITY A HIGH MARK Capital $25,000.08 Sarplas lesoarcei $360,000.01 $52,moo D. WINCHESTER, Cashier A. B. O'BRIEN, Asst. Cashier CHINESE PARLIAMENT SES TO DECLARE AGAINST GERMANY. REFU (By Associated Press) Pekin, China, May 11.—After a riotous secret session which lasted throughout Thursday night, the Chinese House of Representative refused to pass a resolution declar ing war against Germany. The par liament house was surrounded by a mob demanding war and threaten ing violence. Under the Premier's orders, troops dispersed the mob. rr,, „ . _ I The Chinese Premier urged j the declaration of war against Ger RUSSIANS TION OF LIES. GIVE DEMONSTRa LOYALTY TO AL _ (By Associated Press) Petrograd, May 11.—Thursday being the anniversary of the first Duma, an extraordinary session of delegates and ex-delegates .held Tauride Palace. Prolonged applause greeted President Rozianko when he repudiated any idea of separate many. He was denounced by the j members of the Chinese Parliament, j The Chinese Press is opposing the j War party ' j j peace with Germany. A demonstra tion. followed later when he pro claimed Russia's loyalty to the Al i lies. The meeting cheered the En tente ambassadors. ENGLISH AIRPLANES AND TOR PEDO BOATS VISIT ZEE BRUGGE AND BELGIAN COAST. (By Associated Press) I Amsterdam, May 11.—English I airplanes bombarded Zeebrugge this ; morning. Simultaneously, a flotilla of British torpedo boats were obser ved from Flushing carrying on a bombardment of the Belgian coast. GERMAN STATEMENT (By Associated Press) Berlin, May 11.—The German statement'today is as follows: "Mu tual artillery engagement of great CS * v *°^ ence prevailed along the eji j tire Arras font yesterday. Eighteen ! British airplanes were brought j down yesterday. a BERLIN DENIES PROPOSALS TO RUSSIA. (By Associated Press) Berlin, May 11.—Socialists here disclaim knowledge of ank authori zation of instruction to the Dannish socialists, Borgbjerg, to carry peace proposals to »he Russian socialists. I German newspapers have published j news of Borgbjerg's errand. • # ___ j FRENCH GAIN AT CHEVREAUX j __ j (By Associated Press) j Paris, May 11.—The French last j night captured a German position in the region of Chevreaux. German attacks were repulsed. Four fresh divisions of Germans troops have been observed on the Aisne front since May 7th. DEDICATION The dedication of the Tombstone of the late Miss Albertine Lehmann will take place Sunday the 13th, at 3:30 p. m. at the Morgan City Cemetery. Friends and acquaint ances are invited to attend. vt SALTS A CURATIVE FOR TUBERCULOSIS Cincinnati, Ohio, May 11.— Salts of gold are being tested as a possible curative agent for tubercu ; losis, according to Dr. Lydia M. De Witt, of the University of Chicago. In an address before the Pathologi cal Section of the annual meeting of the National Association for the Study and Prevention of tubercu losis, Dr. De Witt said today that she did not find the results conclu sive. In a series of experiments tried by her on guinea pigs infected with tuberculosis she reported, she found that ont only pigs were not cured but that those given the treatment died earlier than those not so treat ed. She said that it is inadvisable, therefore, to try this treatment on human patients until some modifi cation of the treatment is discover ed that will do away with its dan gerous features. Cincinnati, Ohio, May 10.—Pro tective care for the infants of the tuberculosis persons was urged by Dr. Alfred F. Hess, of New York, in an address he delivered here to day before the clinieaf section of the annual meeting of the National Association for the Study and Pre vention of Tuberculosis. "A tuberculosis mother," he said, "gives birth to a normal, healthy baby and promptly, within the next few months, infects it with tuber culosis so that its chances of reach ing the age of childhood are slight. If we are to progress in our fight against tuberculosis, these infants must be looked after. The most practical way would seen to be to remove them during the first few days of life from the source of in fection —from contact with their tuberculosis mothers." For the past two years, he said, provisions has been made at Farm ingdale, N. J., for infants of this description. The work .has been found to be eminently practicable. He suggested that similar institu tions be established for the babies of other municipalities. : pro Al En BRITISH REPULSE GERMANS TOR ZEE ! this ; i a (By Associated Press) London, May 11.—The British repulse.d all German attacks last night east of Arleaux and south of the Souchex River. WAR DEPARTMENT FINDS NEED OF MORE TRAINING CAMPS. eji The great patriotism manifested throughout the country has led to a flood of applications for admit tance to the training camps open ing May 15th, for training reserve officers. The^ War Department designated two camps for the Southern Depart ment; one to be held at Fort Logan H. Roots, near Little Rock, Arkan-! sas, and the other at Leon Springs, ! near San Antonio, Texas. In order to give everyone who : to do so, an opportunity to make application to attend one of these! camps, publicity was given to their ! organization through the public ! press. War Department instructions I governing the organization of these j camps fixed the maximum limit of j 2500 for each. Of this number 150 j 1 are reserved for men who will be specially trained as reserve officers : Morgan City, La. lwk. of the Engineers Corups, thus leav ing 2330 to be trained for Infantry, Cavalry, Field Artillery and Coast Artillery. War Department instructions fur ther provided that officers should be designated to examine those who desired to enter the camps, the pur pose being only to insure that those were admitted, who gave evidence of possessing the necessary quali fications, and for the further pur pose of making selections from the above; those best qualified beim given preference. The rush of applications to ap pear before the examining officers has been so great that it was found impossible to check the enlistment just at the point when the authori zed number' had been secured. It has, therefore, been necessary to eliminate from these first camps those who were passed by the exam ining officers. A great many applications are still being received at the Depart ment Headquarters from men who are keenly anxious to enter the ser vice. So great has been the rush of applications that it has been found impossible to reply to many, as the organizing the camps must have preference.' The War Department stated that other camps are to follow, and it is believed that all those who are dis appointed by not being admitted to ■those commencing May 15th will wait patiently for the organization of the next ones. Lists will be kept of those whom it has been necessary to exclude from the present camps and preference will be given to them in considering applications for succeeding camps. Respectfully submitted, H. N. LANBACH, CITY GARDEN COMMITTEES TO MEET SATURDAY AFTER NOON. The committees appointed by the City Council, the Civic League and the Chamber of Commerce of Mor gan City and Berwick for the pur pose of discussing ways and means of utilizing for gardens and food conservation all the available lands in the community will meet at the City Hall Saturday, May 12th at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. The fol lowing are named on the commit tees: City Council: Mr. C. E. Jones, Mr. R. A. Squires and Mr. F. J. Price; Civic League Committee: Mrs. A. F. Storm, Mrs. E. A. Pharr, Mrs. Thomas Shannon, Mrs. W. B. Reed, Mrs. H. Jolley, Mrs. A. M. Cotten, Mrs. J. M. Dyer, Miss Lena Stanard, Mrs. J. E. Bass, Mrs. R. Loeb, Mrs. H. Williams, Mrs. E. An geljoz and Mrs. Hy Loeb; Chamber of Commerce Committee: Mr. M. P. Palmer, Mr. A. M. Toernor and Mr. Jos. Loeb. WANTED—Pull boat Engineer— none bat first-class man nood apply, and must furnish reference in very first letter. Address P. O. Box 26, United States Has Agreement Not Separate Peace Made No To Make Probably War Commission To Travel To Russia Has Been Selected Italy Claims Thirteen Austrian Submarines Sunk Recently By Patrols who : make SECRETARY these! their ! ! I j of j LANSING SAYS U. S. HAS MADE NO -PROMS1ES TO ALLIES PRECLUDING SE PARATE PEACE WITH GER MANY. (By Associated Press) Washington, D. C., May 11 . 150 j Secretary Lansing has made denial 1 1 be of the published reports that United States has fur be who the ap It to are of the is to to 2 the an agreement with the Allies not to make separate peace with Germany. The State Sec retary refused to say where the subject under discussion is effect ed by the government's interest in the announcement that the German chancellor, Von Bethmann-Hollweg, is soon to make another peace of fer. U. S. WAR COMMISSION RUSSIA. » TO (By Associated Press) Washington, D. C., May 11. The State Department has announ- j 'ced the personnel of the American I War Commission to Russia as fol- i lows: Senator Root, Chairman; | Charles R. Crane of Chicago, Sam uel R. B enofrtoNre uel R. Bertron of New York; James ! Duncan, vice-president of thê^Amer ican Federation of Labor; Charles E. Russel, socialist-author; General ' Hugh Scott; Rear-Admiral James Glennon; Lieut.-Colonel John R Mott Secretary of the International ! Committee of the Y. M. C. A., 1 Cyrus McCormick, president of the Harvester Company. ! ' j ITALIANS REPORT THIRTEEN ^ SUBS SUNK. I - (By Associated Press) ; Washington, D. C., May 11.— Advices from the Italian Embassy say that thirteen Austrian submar ines were sunk in the Adriatic sea 1 by Italian patrols in the last few wee ks - RUSSIAN PEACE COMMITTEE TO CONVENE IN NEUTRAL COUNTRY. - (By Associated Press) A Petrograd dispatch says: "The« executive committee of Russian workmen, soldiers and delegatesation have decided to convene in a neu tral country in an internatioal so cialist conference to discuss peace." HUNG JURY IN PIERSON-TIMES PICAYUNE SUIT. - (By Associated Press) New Orleans, May 11.—The jury trying the suit in which Dr. Clar ence Pierson, superintendent of the Louisiana Insane Hospital claimed one hundred thousand dollars dam age from the Times-Picayune, al "Buy A War Bond" V/e taka pleasure in herewith advising our friends, that this bank will handle your orders for Subscriptions to the UNITED STATES WAR LOAN BONDS free of charge. Congress has voted the largest war loan ever authorized at one time by any nation. These Bonds pay 3 1-2 per cent^ interest. These are obtainable as low as $25.00 •*ch. "Do Your Bit." We shall be pleased to servo you and this GREAT NATION OF OURS. "TRULY THE PEOPLES BANK" Peoples State A Savings Bank MORGAN CITY, LA. Open Saturday's until 8 p. m. U. leging libel in articles describing al leged conditions at the asylum, dis agreed. A mis-trial was ordered. ARMY BILL TO BE PRESENTED TO HOUSE AGAIN TOMOR ROW. in (By Associated t'ress) Washington, D. C. May 11.—By conference agreement the Army bill as agreed upon will again be presented to the House tomor row. The bill is now expected to re ceive final action in both House and Senate. HOUSE PROHIBITION COM1MT TEE TO REPORT FORM OF LEGISLATION FOR PRESENT SESSION. (By Associated Press) Washington, D. C., May 11._ The House prohibitionists have j af?reec * 0n a committee to consider I f nt * re P° rt forms of prohibition leg i * s ^ at ' on to *> e presented to the pres | ent session of Congress. - THOSE WHO MAY BE EXEMPT ! FROM CONSCRIPTION. Washington, D. C., May 11 .— According to the terms of the Se ' ! ec ^ ve Draft ConscriptSon Blil, which has been returned by the Conferees for adoption: the list of ! exemp . tions from such service were 1 left virtuall y> »s originally suggest et ^ by ^ be g enera l staff. Those ab ! sol'^ely exempt include officers of the U. S. and any state or territory, ' j ministers, students or recognized ^ divinity of theological schools and I members of any "well organized religious sect or organization creed ; that forbids participation in war." Also the president would have pow- er to exclude or discharge from draft, country and municipal offl- 1 cers, customhouse clerks, postal em- ployees, workmen in navy yards or arsenals, or armories and others in the federal government employ whom the president may designate, pilots and marines actually em- ployed in sea service, persons en- gaged in industries, including that of agriculture, found to be neces sary'to the maintenance of military establishment or the effective oper of military forces, or the maintenance of national interest during the emergency, those hav- ing dependents upon them Tor sup- port and those found, to be physi- cally or morally deficient. Tribu- nals to hear pleas for exemption, are provided for civil, not military hearings, such tribunals, are pro posed to be established in each country of each state or in cities one for each 30,000 inhabitants. There are to be three persons ap pointed in each board by the Presi dent.