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WEATHER FORECAST—Tonight fair. Saturday light southerly wind* THE ütarptt (iïitn Sail« äcumn /ol 2 MORGAN ÇITY, LA, FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 1317. No. 257 OAdal Dispatches Fron Russia Show Array M _ fortress of Kronstadt Who Rid Revolted Surrenders To the Provisional Govern ■eat Washington, June 7.—Encourag ing improvements in the Russism situation was reported in official dis patches today telling of stricter dis cipline in the army, which was threatened seriously by the political fpheaval and the sweeping away of pH caste. This is assumed to be a re gait of the efforts of Minister of War Kerensky, who has been tour big the fronts. Official reports from Russia al ways have been much more optimis tic than press dispatches, and con sistently have scouted the idea of a ••parate peace. This has upheld con fidence among State Department Officials, who hope that the revolu tion though throwing the allied of fensives on the Belgium, French pad Italian fronts entirely out of pear, in the end would prove one of democracy's great triumphs of the War. The great effort here now is to b« friendly and sympathetic toward fhe provisional authorities at Petro grad, rather than distrustful and in trusive. The government has adopt ed » firm policy of not allowing the feHghtest suspicion to arise that it is frying to interfere in the internal pffairs of »Russia. Prompt settlement of the Kropd stadt trouble, when radicals broke ■way from the provisional govern ment to found a separate adminis tration, has strengthened the belief here that Russia will find its own way out. MOVING PICTURE PARTY - Mesdames M. E. Norman and K. R. Hood will entertain the members Of Squad No. 2, of Company "C" with a moving picture party at the Evangeline tonight. WANTED to purchase at < empty piano box—Apply to A. Gotten. ''Let us help you do your "BIT" BUY A LIBERTY BOND Our sorvtcos aro your for tho asking. PEOPLES STATE AND SAVINGS BANK Opens Saturday's until 8 P. M. Peoples State A Savings Bank MORGAN CITY, LA. On Busy Railroad Avenue Open Saturday's until 8 p. m. To can not hear GUS DREWS, President E. W, DREIÖÜOLZ, Vice-Presdt The Bank ol Morgan Gty FIRST ON THE ROLL OF HONOR How You Can Help Your Country PRODUCE—All You Can WASTE—Nothing • LEND—-What You Can PROPUCE FOOD—STOP ALL WASTE Lend some of *our mopey to the United States by vesting in a Liberty bond, and help onr county the war. This bank will be pleased subscription. Yon can invest in a bend, and we Will assist you in case you can not pay all cash. in win to bandle your $SO.OO or $100.00 'IMÜiÎmmmc HHHIM D. WINCHESTER, Cashier A. B. O'BRIEN, Asst Cuhier tion ing, by a On French Coast S u p p lie s of Food for Ameri can Soldiers Are Begmnmi To Arrive Paris, June 7.—A large American transport containing wheat for American troops which are to come later has cross the Atlantic under the protection of an American warship the Matin announces. The 1 trans port is being unloaded at a French port, the newspaper says. Preparations are being made for the reception of American troops, the newspaper says further. A num ber of basis similar to those of the British army have been organized. Camps have been laid out for in fantry and artilltry and aviation parks have been established for American aviators. None of the American officers is bringing his family. The Matin sayatheamval of the transport means that the provision ing of the army is well under way before the arrival of the troops and that accordingly the American forces will make no call on the French stock of food. The ministry of marine announ ced tonight that American warships have anchored off the French coast. ** ■ The announcement reads: "The French navy greets with joy on their arrival these brothers arms who under the flag of great American republic have come to participate until final victory in the struggle against the common enemy." WOULD DISFRANCHISE SLACK ERS. Washington, June 7.—A bill pro viding that all persons between the military draft ages who shall be known as "slackers" shall be dis franchised during the pendency of the war with Germany and for one year thereafter was introduced to day by Representative Park of Georgia. toerâs Of The German Front By The Brifisk Storming Parties h A Rush Captured Important Belgian Villages Five Thousand Prisoners and a Large Booty Material Captured of War In one of the most elaborately planned and daringly executed maneuvers of the war, Sir Douglas Haig's forces have dealt a mighty blow against the German line in Belgium and been rewarded with notable gains in terrain and the capture of five thousand prisoners and numerous guns of various cali ber. In addition, they inflicted heavy casualties on the Germans. Over a front of more than nine miles, extending from the region of Ypres southward nearly to Armen tieres, the British started their drive in the early hours of Thursday morning and at nightfall had every where advanced their line, captur ing villages and numerous points of vantage, among the latter the Mes sines- Wytschaete ridge which com monds the surrounding plains for Contracts For Shipbuilding In Morgan City And Berwick Prac tically Assured * Mr. M. Janse, President of Janse Bros. & Co. Conveys The Information Mr. M. Janse, from Now Orleans, telephoned Mr. M. P. Palmer, Sec retary of the Chamber of Commerce of Morgan City and Berwick about noon, the following telegram that he had received from Houston, Texav and signed by thé Union Bridge and Construction Company of Kansas, City, Mo. TELEGRAM Houston, Texas, June 8, 1917. To M. JANSE A CO, New Orleans, La. We have practically dosed con tracts for building ships think you can do the uni®. §p UNION BRIDGE AND CON STRUCTION CO. And Mr. Janse added that hs had not ns yet heard from his represen tatives but that ha was expecting to hear from them at any time. ESPIONAGE MEASURE REPORT PASSES HOUSE Washington, June 7.—The con ference report on the administra tion espionage bill, with its export embargo provision and drastic ad ditions to existing laws against spy ing, but shorn of the newspaper feature, was passed by the House today 86 to 22. CONVICT WANTS BONDS. LIBERTY I i by ! t The following letter was received by the Secretary of the Navy from a prisoner at the Wethersfield, Conn., penitentiary, asking for formation as to purchasing two lib erty bonds: "As I am unable in my present position to be of service to my country in the manner in which prefer, I should very much like to purchase two liberty loan bonds, one of $1,000 and one of $500, and help out a little in that way. Will * you kindly advise me when conveni ent if I will be permitted to do so, ■nd also let me know just what to Ido in regard to the matter." miles and which for two years and a half has been a troublesome sali ent. The village of Messines and Wyt schaete fell into the hands of the British during the attack and the village of Gosttaverne and trenches east of the village on a front 0 of more *? an five miles. Probably never in history was an attack launched with greater pre paration. For days the Wytschaete salient had been the obejctive of the British guns, which had hurled tons of steel upon it. When the time for the attack came, the British loosed up mines containing 1,000, 000 pounds of high explosives in front of the Germans positions, the detonations being heard 130 miles away in England. ORDERS LUMBER SHIPS. Gen. Qoethals Places With Southern FOR 100 Big Contract MilU. of The United Sattes Shipping Board authorizes the following: The committee representing the Southern Pine Association, acting for the Southern Pine Emergency Bureau, announces that an order for lumber of 100 ships to be sawed by the southern mills has been placed by Gen. George W. Goethals, general manager of United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation, at an average price of $35 per thousand feet at the mills. Gen. Goethals, in placing the or der with the Emergency Bureau, said: The contracts for these ships have ns»t yet been let, but in the re gular course of business should be expected to be awarded within 60 days, and as soon as the contracts have been let notification as to the point where these ships will be built will be forwarded to your sec retary so that your mills may com mence on these timbers. "It is expected that orders for these sets wfu begin in the early part of June and probably will be entirely placed within 60 * days."— Government Bulletin. * jeanerette, La. Man has wonderful invention and for that reason is sacrificing a gas stern wheel combination tow-boat pull hoat and sinker-raiser all opera ted by boat's own power, pump also, pilot house, tow-post, plenty ôf room, fast, powerful, plow steel cable or drugs, timeber tools, beds, 42 ft, X 12ft, overall. Timbermen and tow-boatmen should investigate immediately. First check for $700.00 takes it Alex Froment, Box 432, 6t Your patriotic duty—BUY Liberty !*oan Bond. npossible Form of Coatract Has Been Offered Says Two Members of Board joetbals Charged With Blocking Shipbuilding Washington, June 7.—Differences over the government's wooden ship building program came to a head tonight when F. A. Eustis, assistant general manager of the Emergency Fleet Corporation, and his assistant, Huntington Clark, issued state ments virtually charging Major G. W. Goethals, general manager of the corporation, with halting building of the vessels by prescribing an impos sible form of contract. The statements reveal that the fleet corporation has just received offers from ten firms to build 496 wooden ships within twelve months 786 within eighteen months General Goethals has turned the pro posais down because the builders wished to construct the ships on a I cost plus ten per cent profit in stead of contracing for a flat price for the ships. Mr. Eustis and Mr. Clark are the mining engineers who originated the wooden shipbuilding plan adopt ed by the Shipping Board and re garded by General Goethals as im practicbale. When the board formed the fleet corporation and put Gen eral Goethals at its head with full powers to build ships, the two engi neers were assigned to the corpora tion as the general's aides. After taking charge of the build ing program, General Goethals turn ed to steel construction and limited the wooden program to not more than 250 ships in eighteen months. Mr. Eustis and Mr. Clark contended the corporation can build 2000 wooden ships within that time with out interfering with steel build ing. General Goethals could not be seen tonight for comment on the statement. Chairman Denman, of the Shipping Board, who has been represented as opposing General Goethals' plans to restrict wooden building said: "None of the members of the Shipping Board has any knowledge of the statements attributed to the engineers, Mr. Eustis and Mr. Clark intimating a refusal by General Goethals to build as many wooden Having Opened A Tailor Shop Next To Jolley Bros. Caro's Old Stand I am now prepared to take care of Your Tailoring Wants Cleaàig, Pressing, Repairàg and Dy«wg GLASER'S TAILOR SHOP GIVE US A TRIAL How Does It Benefit Me? Business men believe in the 2F e deral 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 directly to its sup port, we have prepared a short pamphlet. if you haven *t seen it we shall be gladjeither to mail it to yon or give £it] to you if you will call. The First National Bank of Morgan City Capital and Surplus, $100,000. * Send for Booklet, "Bow Does It Benefit Me?" Bank Cashier at Natch itoches is Smothered By Robbers I Crime ■ Broad DayHgbt ■ (be Heart ofthe City-Booty Secured $4500.00 Natchitoches, La., June 7.—A. E. Bath, cashier of the Merchants and Farmers' Bank here, was help up at 1:20 p. m. Thursday and the bank robbed of $4500. The loss is fully covered by burglar insurance and the banks assets are unimpaired. A customer found Cashier Bath on the floor unconscious and gave the alarm. A physician was summoned and after some time revived the cashier, who said that he was alone in the bank as is customary at that hour every day, the bookkeeper being at dinner. While working on the add ing machine and before he saw or heard any suspicious a cloth was suddenly thrown over his face, he felt as if smothering and knew no more. He said he could not give no clue to the robber or obbers. The rebbery is thought to have ben the work of a professional who knew the cashier was alone at that hour and practically no business going on. The bank is in the heart of the business section- and in the same building as People's Hardware Store, a block and a half from the courthouse. ships as he might, nor had they the slightest intimation that they were to be issued. General Goethals, as head of the Emergency Fleet Cor poration, in the service of which they have been acting, has entire responsibility for shipbuilding pro gram, wood and steel. That power was given him when the board was organized April 16, 1917. "The board has not insisted that either wood or steer be given pre ference. All that we desire is the maximum of quickly constructed tonnage for* immediate war neces sities. General Goethals has not re quested and assistance from the shipping board and any request for assistance that he might have made or will make would have been and will be given immediate attention.