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WEATHER FORECAST—Tonight fair and warm. Wednesday fair
and warmer. nrnmt *' O MORGAN CITY, LA.. TUESDAY, MAY 15, 1917. AO. Collasse ofTh ill 3 • ■ _ 1 dimes am 1» vJHP. Solidify evera V a • . • Washington, May 14.—News of the overthrow of two dominating military figures in the Russian capi- j tal added greatly here for the deipo- 1 cratic movement to which the en- ; couragemen.t and moral support of ; this government soon is to be car-1 ried by a mission of distinguished i Americans. Official reports added nothing to, the brief press dispatches indicating | that both the minister of war, Gen- ; eral Guchkoff, and the commander ! of the Petrograd garrison, General Komiloff, had been forced out of office by friction among high offici- j als of the provisional government. : The impression grew, however, that the plight of the new democracy, be- j set by ambitious partisans of the oi 11 regime and by the intrigue of Ger man agents, might be much more serious than surface conditions have revealed. Although the American misssion, which received its final instructions from President Wilson today, will take pains not to interfere unduly in Russia's internal affairs, officials have made no secrets of the hope that one of the results of the visit will be to strengthen the position of the new democratic government. Coupled with this is the moral in fluence of the mission will go far to offset machinations for a separate j peace between Germany and Rus sia. The members of the mission, which includes Elihu Root, witn the link of special ambassador, and Major General Scott, the chief of Haff, spent more than an hour with the President at the White House and later lunched with Secretary Lansing. No announcement was nude except that the general Rus <6 SAFETY FIRST' W" tek" measure in r unouncing to our friends that Mr. Beaumere, an . .eri .\ n erni, g the Mosher Safe Co. is with us installing the new Mosler B posit Box System, which has a prominent feature in THE YALE LOCK AND KEY. This is not an "Ordinary Safety Deposit Box" Let Mr. Beaumere tell you more of them. Peoples State & Savings Bank MORGAN CITY, LA. On Busy Railroad Avenue Open Saturday's until 8 p. m. GUS DREWS, ! 'resident E, VV, DREIBTJOLZ, VioPresdt - . The Bank ot Morgan City FIRST ON THE ROLL OF HONOR YOUNG COUPLE Remember that saving money is a duty you owe the old couple you will some day be. Insure their comfort and inde pendence by opening a bank ac count now. BANK OF MORGAN CITY A HIGH MARK tipDll $25,000.98 SwplU $52,0*0.00 lesoarccs $ 350 , 006 JS I j ! i F. D. WINCHESTER. Cashier A. B. O'BRIEN, Asst. Cashier j 1 ; ; i | ; ! j : j j sian situation was discussed and final instructions given. The time of departure will not bo ^ revealed, for military reasons. A moss-gatherer named Jones; died yesterday afternoon in the waiting room of the railroad depot. ! The man was over fifty years of age and was on his way to New Orleans to seek treatment. Being in a very weakened condition he was refused transportation to the city, but, some j charitable people headed by Mrs. A. I F. Storm of the King's Daughters, ■ secured funds enough to provide j some one to go with him and take < care of him until he could reach the hospital, but as stated above, the man died before the arrivel of No. 10. At the request of Mayor Shan non, Rev. McLean of the Presbyter- ; ian church performed the funeral, services this morning and the re -1 mains were buried in the Morgan City cemetery. It is reported that he leaves a wife and two children who are living in a boat in the swamps where his work was located. Origin- j ally he came from four-mile point j above Opelousas. the ly ed. hind of the large tee WANTED TO BUY All kinds of old machinery, me tals, junk, rubber, auto parts paying the market highest price. No pur chases from children. Phone 208. . . W. J. LEVI, lmo. Morgan City, La. AUTO FOR HIRE—Night and day service. Moderate prices—Ring Dragna's Residence. Prone 290 or Dimiclli's saloon Phone 69. Gus Dragna, Prop. lwk. have the Hoase Develops Vary I Strong Oppo: to! AdmiCi £ 1 : tAU i 1 1.—Opponent' ! -•v^ue Mar tin prop., i'al : -now mrni'.eo n-vrea h nia^a/a nos lurirur <!< but todav .. a a of the fev: | i before of ! j A. I ■ j < ; -1 j j it appeared likely be to be modified materially passage. The attack brought the first de- ' fection from the ranks of the com mittee itself, which had approved the bill unanimously, and whose ' j members of both parties consistent ly have urged its passage unamend ed. Just before adjournment to night, Representative Sloan, a Re-j publican committeeman, told the i House that while he would stand be- \ hind every other provision in the measure, he could not support a postal increase amounting to nitive expedition against papers and magazines." Representative .Madden and Mc Cormick of Illinois ancf Meeker of Missouri, Republicans, and Moon of Tennessee, Democrat and chairman of the postal committee, joined in the attack, which proceeded while a large delegation of publishers was telling the Senate finance commit tee that enactment of the proposed increases would force many pub lishers out of business. "pu - 1 news Briîisli Are Masters of or On the front in France the j •British after days of fierce fighting, have taken in its entirely from the j Germans the village of Roeux, to j the east of Arras, and north of j Tlia Vllll^fîû tfîF l^sîfî'ïY ! f iâlkfijjU "I iaOUlIA i __ S I French are Making Prepar-! ° ~ ! ations for Another Offensive Gavrelle have pushed their line for-1 ward. No infantry engagements ' have taken place betwen the French \ and the Germans, but their artil leries still are roaring in the great duel which always are forerunners of attacks. * | From April 9 to May 12, Ger-j 444 heavy and field cannon, 943 machine guns and 386 trench mor tars were captured. The sixth Zeppelin to meet with destruction by the Brvtish ana French since the war began has been accounted for by the British naval forces in the North sea. The airship, the L-22, was destroyed and it is believed that most of the crew perished. That Great Britain is to adopt im mediately a more agerressive atti inans to the number of 49.579 have j been made prisoners in France by j the British and French. In addition, tude m the war with her navy „ shown by the appointment of a nav al staff headed bv Admiral Jellicoe, . , , , ,. ,. , one of her best sea fighters and I naval tacticans. The staff also will: jhave charge of speeding up ship j building and carrying out other de naval con-j i ; campaign j iag ! tails necessary to the duct of hte war. , Germany's submarine so far as France is concerned i not been as successful as against Great Britain's commerce and neu Irai shipping. In the three months . since the intensified ' campaign be gan only seventeen French mer chantmen have been sunk. . ! „ . Russia st.ll loom, in the eyes of the world as a portentaous obstacle to an early successful issue of the war for the Entente nations and the United tSates over Germany and her allies. With a far from satisfactory state I War Department # r. Raised 1 i K* W2I ! •>i. R war |o- IT •.'o -tï' 5 Aï-ïtipm . ...ay 14.—Orders to hin th r.\< •.;:!ar arm' to its full Tivn^th ot on: 1 men wer • ..H (i 1. :»«uy by the War De tour r. morrow | i 1 11T) rauKs. ' ' j i \ - 1 mente vvar F April been accepted and officials are dent that ihe full number will have been enrolled as war time volun teers before Jnue 15. Expansion of the army will be ac complished by converting each exist ing battalion into a full regiment. In th Southern department, the 51st, 52, 53rd, 5Ah. 55th and 56th infantry will be raised at Chickamauga Park, Ga. The 17th in fantry, now divided between Forts McPearaon and Oglethrope, Ga., will be ore of the three to be ex panded to form these new regi Georgia ken over s of war prison barracks being formed. The 22nd and 23rd also will be raised at Chickamauga. In the Southcn department the 13th and 14th field artillery will be '•aised at Fort Sill, Okla., while the 57th and 64th infantry and the 18th and 21st field artillery will be rais ed at points in the department to be designated by the department com mander. .» <ii l the the have ■onfi Guard duty at the ison camps will be t by companii guards now I j I ; ! 1 1 D BASEBALL WEDNESDAY Deen Water Park will be the ne of another conflict Wednes lav between the Soldiers of Com batteries for Wednesday will be Dyer and Tesreau for the Fire T)e j par t ment . a nd Jeff "Patterson Pep" Aycoek and Sergeant Vos.; for the j so 'idi e rs. Everybody should come out j and see the g ame ' The firemen be j long to us and the soldiers belong . .............. .......__ __ ____ ! pany "C" and the Morgan City Fire i Department. A few days ago the j S firemen defeated the soldiers by the | I score of four to two. It was a hotly j conte3ted ^ and was " ! that the soldiers believe that they | ™ w 7 l MSd !î;; to us \ 0 hard feeling if you root ' f or either side. \ ______ | CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEETS TONIGHT Notices have been mailed to mem bers of ehe Chamber of Commerce of Morgan City and Berwick to at j tend a called meeting of the organ j Nation at the City Hall tonight at 7 : 30. All citizens are invited to at tend this meeting and get in touch with the work that is being done. Promp.t attendance is urged as the meeting will probably adjourn at an early hour to permit those pres ent to attend the Red Cross lecture by W. J. Lepper t, Director of th? Gulf Division of the National Red Cross Society, which is set for 8:30 o'clock. of affairs existing between the Council of workmen's and Soldiers' „ . . , _ D e P ut ' es an( * u^sian govern officlals ' " i '\ ch m ^ last . feW , davs have resulted in the resigna aa ^ " a « _______ tion of the commander of the forces i in Petrograd and the minister of ; war and marine.' comes a renewal of the rumor that Turkey is following in the footsteps of Germany and Austria-Hungary and is endeavor ^ ... iag ing to effect a separate peace with . . b « n °? ere ? by . Turk ' y . Russia. The compensation said to haw ! thing that has been the life dream of Russia—the complete opening of Dardanelles to Russian ships, both . merchant and men-of-war. Turkey of agreeable if Russia ^ down her anm the , satisfact settlement the of the Armenian question, long a thorn in the side of mankind, and likewise dealt with her various sub jects on the principle of nationality. j Mi - -W D v? 7 r X'J 6^,-J V k 1 yf jj' k UMl pï* * i ft I * -Hi) i ■ i > - "" e ■ T* * • s «Ti**?. ff, ' '> ;n>ï r v )L " r '-J-k r r>. jjAt ? I '0 M v f p,p f ä ■ ** >-*r i*i> '-»f I / Kfi filw % ■ iy J* f 1 &>' i L yA D m E rices v.viil ■ XfllX. ß 5 u p 1. J Washington, May 14.—After nearly three weeks of debate, rang ing over innumerable problems of .the war, the Senate, by a vote of' 77 to. 6, tonight passet» the adminis-1 tration espionage bill, pronounced one of the most drastic of al elusive measures in American gressional history. A similar bill has > e.ssed House and virtual redrafting many of the most important . , . , ,, ■ sions is expected in the forthcoming 1 conferences. I During today's final consideration • j the Senate stripped the measure en- j tirely of provisions for newspaper. I censorship and restriction upon, manufacture of grain into intoxica -1 ting liquors; and rejected an amend-j ment designed to curb speculation : in food products although sentiment ; obviously was overwhelming in j ! favor of such legislation later. 1 As completed, the senate bill's [principal elections provide: 1 Authority for the President li in con ■ tho of provi ' j . Q j embargo exports when he finds that "the public safety and welfare so require." (Not in the House mea sure.) Authority tor the Postoffice Do j partment to censor mails and ex | dude mail matter deemed seditious, j anarchistic or trason.able, and mak ils ma .;! in8: ,v"t ni ?î a J!o House | heavy penalties. (Not in the House 't!"», ____ of ^ de . fined in most detailed terms, includ ing wrongful use of military infor mation; For the control of merchant ves sels in American waters; Punishment for ccnveyarce of false reports to interfere with mili I tary operations, willful attempts to j cause disaffection in the military or j naval forces j cruiting; or obstructon of re For the seizure of arms and mu nitions and prohibition of their ex portation under certain conditions; For penalizing conspiracies de signed to harm American foreign relations or for destruction of pro perty within the United States; For increased restrictions upon issuance of passports, with penalties for their forgery or false procure ment; and, for materia! extension of the power to issue search war rants for inspection of premises. j ! ! i : i , 1 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 them and how they can contribate directiy 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. " SYSTUL The First National Bank of Morgan bity Capital and Surplus, 5100.<'0('. S^nd fur Booklet. "How Docs It Benefit Me?'' ASSOCIATED PRESS PONENCE New York, Mav vegetation at 1 • j -1 : j CORRES -Th sponse of Americ an hi .vs to the plea by the Na tional Couru [•il of the Boy ■ Scouts of Amt" ■ica that "every scout feed a sold lier" has been so widespreat 1 that. today thousands of acres of ] and wl here flowers or no ' vegetation at all grew are under cultivation t<> produce food. Reports received at the organiza tion's national headquarters here, it was announc' d today, show that this juvenile farming movement has attracted not only thousands of hoys not heretofore associated with the Boy Scouts hut has led to coopera tion by a great many men who, re jected by the Army to render a national culture. j Supplementing me j proval from Herbert . ■r Navy, hope service in ugri äsages of ap C. Hoover, food board, head of the nation's j Theodore Roosevelt and others the ! National Council today made public from Major-General Leonard Wood, and Lieutenant-General Robert S. S. Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scout movement in Great Britain. General Wood, urging that "every effort be made to increase the food supply," wrote great mass of the people can easily produce a large portion of the food which they will need in the ensuing year, thus mak ing more available to send to the na tions involved in the present great war." General Baden-Powell described what Boy Scouts have accomplished for England at war in the way of ! coast guard service, guarding bridges, telegraph and cable lines and reservoirs, and performing or derly service for the admiralty and other government branches. He ex presser the confidence that Ameri can Boy Scouts are trained "to do very valuable service for their country behind the scenes in the present crisis." An appeal by the council to the approximately 280,000 members an nounced recently that war service emblems would be awarded to Boy Scout district councils troops and individual members who performed usual service in food production.