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WEATHER FORECAST—Tonight fair and warm. Wednesday fair
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MORGAN CITY, LA.. TUESDAY, MAY 15, 1917.
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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
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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,
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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
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A. B. O'BRIEN,
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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.
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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.
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passage.
The attack brought the first de- '
fection from the ranks of the com
mittee itself, which had approved
the bill unanimously, and whose '
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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.
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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
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French are Making Prepar-!
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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,
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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
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campaign
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! 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.
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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
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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.
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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
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! 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.
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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'
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D e P ut ' es an( * u^sian govern
officlals ' " i '\ ch m ^ last . feW
, davs have resulted in the resigna
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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
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. 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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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?''
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by the Na
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Couru
[•il of the Boy
■ Scouts of
Amt"
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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
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■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.

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