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THE nrnmt ffipitimt 7ol 2 MORGAN CITY, LA., SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 1917. No 312 DR. B. W. SMITH RE PORTS 334 MEN FIT FOR MILITARY SER focal Board Has Remaining 168 Men Under Consid eradon; No Official List Made of Those Rejected Office of the Local Board, St. Mary Parish, Franklin, La., August 10th, 1917. The Local Board, St. Mary Par ish, Louisiana, met this day upon call of the Chairman. Present. Chas. Pecot, Sheriff; Dr. B. W. Smith, Coroner and Wilbur H. Kramer, All present and waiving notice of call. Charles Pecot, Sheriff and Chair man, reported to the Board that he had taken up the problem of locating those absent from previous exami nations, and had found that quite a number had not received their mail notices due to change of Post Office address since registering; that a number had reported to him in per son, notifying him to this effect and of their willingness to submit to ex laiution, and that he recommend ed that the Board grant a general extension of time for being examin ed to all men, who had faifed to re port at the examinations of August 4th, 6th and 8th, 1917. On motion of Wilbur H. Kramer, Clerk, duly seconded and unani mously carried, Tuesday, August 14th, 1917, was fixed as the day for holding of examinations for all men already called to appear and who bad failed to present themselves for the purpose of being examined, on August 4th, 6th and 8th, 1917; that public notice be given of this exten sion of time, and notices mailed to all absentees whose changes of ad dress had been made known to the Board. On motion duly seconded and car ried, the Board adjourned, subject to thq call of the Chairman. CHARLES PECOT, Chairman. WILBUR H. KRAMER, Clerk. B. T. SMITH, Coroner. ! Franklin, Aug. 9.—The Local Board met Thursday and received the report of Dr. B. W. Smith, Coro ner and Examining Physician, certi C. A. Bibbins, Cashier. H. R. Fleury, Ass't Cashier. Dr. W. J. McClellan, Pres. Dr. C. C. DeGravelles, Vice-Pres. J. L. Fisher, Vice-Pres. DO NOT KEEP YOUR VALUABLES AT HOME Rent one of the famous Yale deposit boxes just installed in this bank. 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A , special examination was ordered to be held Tuseday, August 14, 1917 1 for all absentees, reporting on or before ihat date who satisfactorily account for their absence. No fur ther time can be granted after Tues day and all men then unaccounted for will be certified to the Govern ment as absentees. The official pro ceedings of Thursday's meeting will iew ^ n p d u " ished in the D>ilr Revi SCOPE OF THE WAR GARDEN The war garden is no longer a joke even in the mind of the lowest order of jokesmith. A good farmer told the writer that he could not af ford to sell roasting ears in the mar ket. The price and demand for corn were too great. His mules, cowa and horse needed it more than man. Here is where the war garden shin ed. This farmer will probably have the amount he failed to sell, as a surplus: if twenty million farmers made this surplus and twenty mil lion war gardens supplied the tables, feed com will be a little cheaper, probably. The war garden has placed on the market more conserved food stuff than was ever dreamed of in the past. A great surplus was made in the spring and summer, and the re sults will show up this winter, at a time when it will be impossible to have fresh food stuff from the gar den behind the cottage. In short, the war garden has crea ted a surplus and filled a want that no other agency could make; every branch of industry is now exchang ing produces which heretofore did not and could not exist. It has helped to feed and to employ labor which could not otherwise be had; it helped to supply soldiers and sailors. The following were among the visitors to Charenton Friday even ing: Mr. and Mrs. F. Talbot of Mor gan City, Mr. Falteman of Patter son, Miss Una Comeaux of Berwick, Miss Eunice Berwick and Dr. J. C. Berwick of this city. CATHOLIC CHURCH Sunday School every Sunday at Ad p m. High Mass every first Sunday at 9:30 a. m. Low Mass every other Sunday at 7:00 a. m. Daily Review delivered home for 40c per month. to your I GASPARRI SUCCEEDED BY TEDESCHENI AS POPE'S PREMIER Vatican Institutes New Policy Toward Germany New Y.ork, Aug. 10.—A cable message from Paris received by the official French bureau of informa tion in this city made public tonight indicates that Monsignor Frederico Tedeschini, who has been under sec retary of state of the Vatican, has _____ , . r> .. , „ . -I s ccee e ar ina aspam as ope Bqnedict s prime minister. Previous dispatches direct from Rome credit ed "many Italians newspapers and some authorises on Vatican affairs'' as affirming that Cardinal Gasparri had resigned, partly because of ill health and partly because of the Pope's desire to institute a new pcl.'cy in relation with Germany. I ++++* ++ j. J. » J .t. .* j j. .- t. . TTTTVTtTTvTTTTtVtT* The Official Report OF THE LOCAL EXEMPTION BOARD, CON TAINING THE NAMESAND ADDRESSES OF THOSE WHO PASSED THE PHYSICAL EX AMINATION, WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE REVIEW MONDAY, AUGUST 13. <•+ v+ +* HOW THE WAR CAME TO AMERICA (Continued from yesterday) There has been in our diplomacy one more outstanding aspiration. We have constantly sought to substitute juridical for military settlement of disputes between nations. The genesis of this idea dates from the discussions over the Feder al organization of our 13 original States, which were almost as jealous of their sovereignties as are the na tions of Europe today. The great step toward the League of Honor, which we hope will at last ! bring peace to-the world, was taken! when our 13 States agreed to disarm I and submit all their disputes to the high tribunal of the new federation i j first ! I And this idea of an interstate court, which except at the time of our jCivil War has given this Nation internal peace, has profoundly in fluenced our foreign policy. Of our efforts to bring others to our way of thinking, an historical resume was presented by our delegates at the First Hague Conference. A project was submitted there for the forma tion of a world court. And a few of State, instructing our delegates to the Second Conference at The Hague laid especial emphasis on this same international ideaL The outbreak of war in 1914 caught this Nation by surprise. The peoples of Europe had had at least j some warnings of the coming storm, j but to us such a blind, savage on slaught on the ideals of civilization i had appeared impossible. 'f The war was incomprehensible. Either side was championed here by millions living among us who were of European birth. Their contradic tory accusations threw our thoughts into disarray, and in the'first chaotic days we could see no clear issue that affected our national policy. There was no direct assaults on our rights. It seemed at first to most of us a purely European dispute, and our minds were not prepared to take sides in such a conflict. The Resi dent's proclamation of neutrality was received by us as natural and in evitable. It was quickly followed by bis appeal to "the citizens of the Republic." "Every man who really loves! in Acemican will act and speak in the j true spirit of neutrality," ho said, BROUSSARD EXCISE TAX 1 SUGAR Ascribes Presence To ; emies of Producer I IN — £JJ Washington, Aug. 10.—With the ' opening of debate today on the war revenue bill Senator Robert F. „ . , , ------ revenue bill Senator Robert F. Broussard announced that there ; would be no comp romise on the part of himself and other senators who ; oppose the provision of the bill which ,evies an excise tex of one * half cent on sugar. To single out one ^ ^ be mos t widely used and essen ; tial articles of food for the raising 1 0 r internal revenue is not fair, Sena tor Broussard contends. He also asserts that in embodying the excise tax on sugar in the bill the committee on finance has yield ed to a suggestion which comes from sources very anxious to harass the j I domestic sugar producer. | which is the spirit of impartiality and fairness and friendliness to all ! pre3 id ent ' 3 e "!y speeches, " ,e are mediating Nation of I the world " he declared in an ad dress on A P ril 20 - 1915 " " We are impounded of the nations of the i concerned. * * * It will be easy to j excite passion and difficult to allay it." He expressed the fear that our Nation might become divided in camps of hostile opinion. "Such di visions among us * * * might seri ously stand in the way of the proper performance of our duty as the one great'nation at peace, the one peo ple holding itself to play a part of impartial mediation and speak con sels of peace and accommodations, not as a partisan, but as a friend." This purpose—the preservation of a strict neutrality in order that later ! we might be of use in the great task I of mediation—dominated all the world; we mediate their blood, we mediate their traditions, we mediate their sentiments, their tastes, their passions; we are ourselves com pounded of those things. We are, therefore, able to understand them in the compound, not separately as partisans, but unitedly as knowing and comprehending and embodying them all. It is in that sense that I mean that America is a mediating Nation." American neutrality, in those first months of the great war, was beyond any question real. But the spirit of neutrality was not easy to maintain. Public opinion deeply atirred by the German invasion of Belgium and by reports of atrocities there. The Royal Belgi um Commission, which came in Sept, i 914( ^ lay their country - s cauS e or complaint before our National Government, was received with sym pathy and respect. The President in his reply reserved our decision in the affair. It was the only epurse he could take without an abrupt de parture' from our most treasured tra ditions of noninterference in Old World disputes. But the sympathy of America went out to the Belgians in their heroic tragedy, and from every section of our land money contributions and supplies of food and clothing poured over to the Commission for Relief in Belgium, which was under the able manage ment of our fellow countrymen abroad. Still, the thought of taking an ac tive part in this European war was very far from most of our minds. S The Nation shared with the Presi- 1 dent the belief that by maintaining a strict neutrality we could best serve Euro P e at the end as impartial me d'- a t° rs - But ifi the very first days of the war our Government foresaw that ! complications on the seas might put us in grave risk of being drawn into the conflict. No neutral nation j could foretell what violation of its ! vital interests at sea might be at-1 tempted by the belligerents. And so, I i on August 6. 1914, our Secretary of j Sk^e dispatched an identical note | a11 the p0 ^ re then at war ' callin K j attention to the risk of serious trou ble arising out of this uncertainty' of neutrals as of outrais as to their maritime r '?bts and proposing that the De j Oration of London be accepted by I aU nat,ons for the duration of the war ' ^ ut British Government's re sponse, while expressing sympathy ! wnth the Purpose of dur suggestion j and declaring their "keen desire to j con3U ^ 30 ^ ar 33 possible the inter j es *f . neut ral countries," announ ced t * ie * r decision "to adopt gener 1 a ^ ru* es °f the Declaration in j question, subject to certain modifi | ca t*ons and additions which they judge indispensable to the efficient conduct of their naval operations." The Declaration had not been indor sed by any power in time of peace, and there was no legal obligations on Great Britain to accept it. Her reply, however, was disappointing, for it did nothing to clarify the sit uation. Great Britain recognized as i binding certain long accepted prin ciples of international law and sought now to apply them to the principles were often vague and therefore full of dangerous possibil ities of friction. Controversies soon arose between Great Britain and this Nation. In practice their ruling sometimes seemed to our Government inconsist ent with the spirit of international law, and especially with the estab lished precedents which they invok ' ed. But painful as this divergence of ' opinion sometimes was, it did not ., . ' . ,,ul seriously threaten our position of i:. - ., . H neutrality, for the issues that arose • . . . . involved only rights of property and F " . were amply covered by the arb tra • j . , . tion treaty signed only a short time n . - ./. „ £3 sL"r Bntam , "' 1 a _ j j . , , And this controversy led to a : clearer understanding on our part of .u- p-j.:_u , f . ™ the British attitude toward our ideal fVl „ -,__. of the freedom of the seas. Thev ____ „„„ „ : fi tion » ., ,nK ° acc ®P °ur classi- ; f ' ° f the seas " bera * (Continued on last page) IKE FIRST NATIONAL BANK Morgan City's Strongest Financial Institution Capital and Surplus $100,000.00 Resources Over Half-Million Dollars SAFETY AND EFFICIENT SERVICE This bank is under the supervision of the COMPTROL LER of THE CURRENCY U. S. GOVERNMENT and its affairs are conducted by leading business men of the city. & WE INVITE YOUR BUSINESS No account too small; None too large; We serve all Herbert M. Cotten, President E A. Pnarr, Vice-Pres., K R. Hi»od, Cashier, M. E. Norman, Vice Pres., C. P. Lynch, Asst. Cashier. Far Your Cleaning And Pressing Call A. I GLASER TAILOR PHONE 273 Work Called For And Delivered, Everything in tailorii-g full Line of fall & Winter Samples A. J. GLASER FLASHES FROM THE PARISH SEAT Clerk of Court Kramer is keeping a careful check of each person called for service, being able to give at a glance each man's Serial Num ber, Call Number, Date Summoned, Date Examined, and whether claim for exemption has been filed and on what date, and if supported by affi davit and when filed. All persona claiming exemption or discharge from military service have been fur nished with proper affidavits. Franklin is now filled with men, their wives and relatives appearing before Public Notaries, establish ing proof in support of their exemp tion claims. The seriousness of this call has been driven home—there being few families from which some man is not now being considered by the Board as available for military service. The general impression is that not many exemptions will be granted and only to those, furnishing the strictest proof of the dependency of their families in the event of their service. Every man exempted mean» another man called to .take his place. The Local Board has therefore more than the individual man before it, when passing upon his claim. Hon. W. T. Peterman, former Sheriff of St. Mary Parish, and Hpn. W. P. Foster, Attorney-at-Law, fiave been accepted by the government as candidates for commissions in the new National Army Unit. They will report to the Officers Training Camp at Leon Spring, Texas in a few weeks. Miss Rosemary Lobdell, daughter of Mr. Albert Lobdell, Superintend ent of the Franklin and Abbeville Railroad, who has been very ill at the St. Mary Sanitarium is improv ing, according to the latest reports from Franklin. ». „ Messrs. Wilbert of Plaquemine, , „ 0 „ ... . and McCardell of Franklin, promi . , . ... ~ . * nent planters of the Third District, £ . . _. . . _. were hosts at a Fish Dinner m Char * .ja enton yesterday. Among those pres * ou ee ^ , t» . ent were: Sheriff Charles Pecot, W. T. Peterman, W. P. F„ ter, and Boudreaux. « D r r».xT- n c . e *u. Mr, R. E. O'Niell, Secretary of the r> >- T . , . -, . Police Jury, motored to Cypremort, . , . . yesterday on business. ^j r Matthew Loustalot is attend <- the Fortnight Training Cour». of America at mg the Fortnight of the Boy Scout3 Fost Logan H. Roots, Arkansas.