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JoitlCAST Tonight and Friday, fair and cold.
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No. 146
Your Carden
I throughout the coun
"^fguiiing for community
! wo rk for 1918 and thou
^-Qiries are being made
^od Garden Commission
for suggestions as
campaigns were con
lit year by the Backyard
t Let Garden Association
jl J., the Trenton Em
Garden Commission at
J*Ȕ the Cleveland, Ohio,
" f Garden Committee; the
■ j^aicittieD in Philadel—
r others. These stand
of what commun
_i d®*
g Colo., a c^maign was
' [. P. L. Clarke, of
, tt 1 i the Denver Union
_ and the new^'-iera,
J o ytohm of Charley La
h President of the ~ t "t
I» Commission, is as fine
> of combined commun
I be found anywhere
Two million dollars
I were raised. The
sent its war
as it is doing
___is, tile newspa
and the individ
pther communi
I by ev
I in this ter
i ns at regular
' that wa eat. do
d. aaough for
t r e comm endation
ia bring
attention is
* ** ,•
* Vice-President
t ,
ta*P and protect your valuable papers and
These bous are made of stool. Vault larg
deposit vault ia this Pa
'SURPLUS *52,300.00
RESOURCES 9420.000.00
/ —t. '"■«sl.ier
Tax Income Offjcer
The Income Tax Officer arrived'in
Morgan City last Monday and in
stead of being located at the Post
office as heretofore announced, he
is to be found in theCourt room at
the City Hall. Those who are in
need of advice about making their
return will do wel to call on him as
heavy penalties are imposed for
non-performance to comply with the
law of the Income Tax. 1
Higher Prices for Paper
ties which are planning war garden
planting and community effort in
food production the War Food Gar
den Commission which sent its gar
den primers to the water company,
send out for their instruction and
guidance a part of the report of
Prof. Clarke as follows:
"Sunday, March 18, 1917, the
Denver Union Water Company an
nounced that as its part in the great
national food production and conser
vation campaign, it would give free
water to all of its customers in Den
ver who would convert a vacant lot
into a vegetable garden; that it
would establish a vegetable garden
department and that it had arranged
with myself to take charge of its gar
den work.
"The vegetable garden, 'department
of the company organized Vith my
self in charge, Miss Maud Walter as
clerk and stenographer, and Mrs.
Martha A. Shute and G. F. Went
worth as visiting gardeners.
'"In all, the Water company issued
4,621 permits for vacant lot gardens.
This- was in addition and entirely
separte from the 3,122 paid water
licenses issued in the usual way.
Four thousan ' six hundred and twen
ty-one lots - re nearly equivalent to
332 acres, v hich gives some idea of
the amount of new ground last sea
son devoted to garden purposes. Be
sides this, probably two-thirds of the
30,122 paid water licenses provided
for garden irrigation in back yards
or elsewhere. Those who took pains
to observe estimated that there were
more than 5,000 dry land gardens
in the city. So in all it was esti
mated by those best abls to judge
that there wereunore than 80,000
gardens in Denver last summer. This
mas a magnificent shewing, provided
an immense addition to the food sup
ply of Denver, and therefore of the
state end nation.
Just as the Review was consoling
itself with the belief that prin£ pa
per had reached its highest price,
yesterday's mail brought the fol
lowing statement from E. C. Palmer
A Co. one of the two paper supply
supply houses in New Orleans»
"We take this means of advising
our trade that the Paper Mills of
every kind are seriously crippled by
war conditions, which prevent their
securing coal, end aa a result prices
ve been generally withdrawn.
We caution you against making
quotations before conferring with
Wheeling in tits lungs Indicates
that phlegm Is obstructing the ab
HOUND SYRUP loosens the phlegm
so that- it can ho coughed up, and
ejected. Price 25c. 50c «nd $1.00
per bottle. Sold by BELANGER
Solemn Promises Made to Bel
gians Proved to Be Worse
Than Worthless.
Pathetie and Dignified Supplications of
• Municipal Governments Answered
by Rebuke and Heavy Fine
Imposed by General Hopfer.
Over the earnest protest of Cardi
nal Mercier, heroic head of the
church in Belgium, the terrible
plans of the kaiser's high officers
concerning the deportation of the
people were carried out. The sol
emnly pledged word of the German
governor general of Belgium count
ed as nothing in the malignant hate
shown by the kaiser's creatures.
Cardinal Mercier attempted to per
suade the German authorities to aban
don their terrible plans for the seizure
of Belgians to assist In the prosecu
tion of the war, reminding them of
their solemn promises In the past:
"Mallnes, 19th October, 1916.
"Mr. Governor General :
"The day after the surrender of Ant
werp the frightened population asked
Itself what would become of the Bel
gians of age to bear arms or who would'
reach Ahnt age before the end of the
occupation. The entreaties of the fa-<
then and mothers of families deteK
■»»«nod me to question the governor of
Antwerp, Baron von Huene, who bad I
the kindness to réas sur e me and to*
authorise me in Ms'name to reassure
the ageulbed parents. Thn rumor had i
spread at Antwerp, ut v nrtii e to en . that
at Liege, Namur, and Charleroi young
men haft been seised and taken by
force to Germany. I therefore beg
ged Governor von Huene to be good
enough to confirm'to me in writing the '
guarantee which he had given to me :
orally, to the effect that nothing sim
ilar would happen at Antwerp. He
said to me immediately that the ru
mors concerning deportations were
without «basis, and unhesitatingly he
sent me in writing, among other state
ments,'the following : *Yonng men have
no reason to f dar that they will be ta
ken to Germany, either to be there en
rolled In the army or employed for
forced labor.'
"This declaration, written and sign
ed, was publicly transmitted to the
clergy and to those of the faith of
the province of Antwerp, as your excel
lency can see from the document en
closed herewith, dated October 16tb,
1914, which was read in all the chorch
Solemn German Promlwa Broken.
"Upon the arrival of your predeces
sor, the late Baron von der Gölte, at
Brussels I had the honor of presenting
myself at his house and requested him
to be good enough to ratify for the en
tire country, without time limit, the
guarantees which General von Bueae
had given me for the province of Ant- {
werp. The governor general retained)
this request In Ma possession In order ;
to examine It at Ms leisure. The fol
lowing day he was good enough to
com# In person to Mallnsa to bring me
Ms approval, and confirmed to or la
the presence of two al d ee d e ca mp and
of my private decretory, the promise
that the liberty of Belgian d ti sa n e
would be respected. ,
"To doubt the authority of such un
dertakings would have been'to reflect
upon tbs persons Who had mads them,
and I therefore took steps to allay, by
ell the means of persuasion la my
power, the anxieties which parris t ed In
tbe Interested families.
"Notwithstanding all this, poor gov
ernment now tears from thrir^homse
workman reduced In spite of their ef
forts to a state of unemployment, sep
aratee them by force from their wives
and children and deports them to en
emy territory. Numerous workmen
have already undergone this unhappy
lot; mors numerous are those who are
threatened with the same acts of vio
Mercter's Moving Appeal.
"In the name of the liberty of. domi
cile and tiié liberty of work, of Belgian
dtlsens; In the name of the Inviola- 1
blllty of. families ; In the name of mor
al intenyflPwhich the measures of de- ]
portatlon would gravely compromise; j
là the name of the word given by the
governor of the Province of Antwerp
and by the governor general, the Im
mediate representative of the highest
authmity of the german empire, I re
spectrally beg your excellency to be
good enough to withdraw the measures
of forced labor and of deportation an
nounced to the ßelglan workmen, and
to be good enough to reinstate In their
't-.-.m those who have already been
"ïmir excellency win appréciai«:
painful for me would be the weight of
tire responsibility that I would have
to bear as regards these families, If
the confidence which they have given
you through my agency and at my re
quest were lamentably deceived.
"I persist in believing that this will
not be the case.
"Accept, Mr. Covernor General, the
assurance of my very high considera
"Arch, of Mallnes."
Municipal governments in Belgium
appealed to the German authorities to
observe their promises. The two doc
aments which follow illustrate BelgUrn
appeals and German answers.,
•In the matters of the requisition
made by the German authorities on Oc
tober 20, 1916 {requisition of a list of
workmen to bp drawn up by the mu
nicipality) . . .
"The municipal council resolves to
maintain its attitude of refusal.
"It further feels it Usduty to place
on record tbe following?^. 1
"The dtÿ of Tournai is prepared to
SObmlt unreservedly to all the exigen
cies authorized by the laws and cus
toms of war. .Its sincerity cannot be
questioned. For more than two years
it has submitted to the German occu
pation, during which time it has lodged
and lived at close quarters with the
Gorman troops, yet it has displayed
perfect composure and has refrained
from any act of hostility, proving
thereby that it is aniinuted by no idle
spirit of bravndo. ' . .
"In his declaration dated September-:
2, 1914a the German governor genera)'
of Belgium declared: T ask none to
renounce his patriotic sentiments.*
"The city of Tournai reposes con
fidence in this decoration, which it ia,.
the German emperor. In whose name
tbe governor general was speaking. In
accepting the inspiration ot honor
patriotism, thq city Is loyal
ngutal duty, the loftiness
must he apparent to any German ofB
ce& . jk
«The city la «ohfldent- that the
straightforwardness and clearness of
tMs attitude will prevent any misun
derstandlngL arising between Itself mid
the Germah army."
Answer Is Lecture and Fine.
"Tournai, 23rd October, 1916.
"In permitting Itself, through tbe
medium of municipal resolutions, to
oppose the orders of the German mili
tary authorities in tbe occupied ter
ritory, the city is guilty of an unexam
pled arrogance and of a complete mis
understanding of the situation created
by the state of war.
"Tbe 'clear and simple situation* is
in reality the following!
"The military authorities order tne
city to obey. Otherwise the city must
bear tbe heavy consequences, as I have
pointed' out in my previous explanqr
"The general commanding the army
has dieted on the city—on account
of its refusal, up to date, to furnish
the lists - demanded—a punitive con
tribution of 200,000 marks, which most
be paid within the next six days, be
ginning with today. Tbe general also
adds that until such time as all the
lists demanded are In Ms hands, for
every day in arrears, beginning with
December 81, 1916, a sum of SRjDOOj
maries will be paid by the dtp.
"HOPFER, Major General
"Etappen-Kommandant" i
• Ths Commission Syndicate of Btoj
glan (Workingmen also attempted to to- 1
duos ths German authorities to to»!
don their terrible plans. .
Recited Wrongs sf WarfcmsA. 1
TVwnmlarion Syndicate of Belgium,
.-'Btomta 80th Oct, UD&j
FDt ths GorotoorGsMtal ot Belgium.] j
TmOaiDi Ths fttarirr? which*
«I being planned by your a dtn U Hn -
trotten to fares ths. unempl o yed to
wwh for the Invading power, tbs de-,
porta tlon of sur unhsppy comrades,
which has begun In the région of the
étapes, move meet profoundly the en
tire working class In Belgium.
"The undersigned, members and rep
resentatives of the great central so
cialist and Independent syndicates of
Belgium, would cons id e r that they had,
not fulfilled their duty did they not ex
press to you the painful sentiment
which agitate the laborers and convey
to you the echo of their touching com
"They have seen, the machinery
taken from their factories, the most
tome kind of raw materials requisi
tioned, the accumulation of obstacles
to prevent the resumption of regular
work, the disappearance one by one of
evem public liberty of which they were
"For more than two years tbe la
boring class more than any other has
been forced to undergo tbe most bit
ter trials, experiencing ' misery and
often hunger, while Its children far
away fight and die, and the parents
of these children can never convey to
them the affection with wMch their
hearts are overflowing.
Pathetic Appeal Disregarded.
•Dur laboring class has endured
everything with tbe utmost calm anff!
Tr.n«t tamresstvö dieqtix. reurneslrg.
bodnd tp .consider as the sentiment ef '
peaking. In
-honor an<Lâ["
to a fuada-Wroraed
I of whldf
!us auucnugs, US «iUinpinmo usu uea»->
trials, sacrificing everything to its
ideal of liberty and independence. But
the measures which have been an
nounced will make the population drain
the dregs (of the cup) of human sor
row; the proletariat, the poor upon
whom unemployment has been forced,
citizens of a modern stat£, are to be
condemned to forced labor without
having disobeyed any regulation or
"In the name of the families of
workmen among which the most pain
ful anxiety reigns at present, whose
mothers, whose fiancees, and whose
little children are destined to sbed so
many more teftra, we beg your excel
lency to prevent the accomplishment
of this painful act, contrary to in
ternational law, contrary to the dig
nity of tbe working classes, contrary
to everything which makes for worth
and greatness in human natrne.
"We beg your excellency to pardon
onr emotion and we offer you the hom
age of our distinguished consideration."
(Appended are signatures of mem
bers of the national committee and
tbe Commission Syndicale.)
Von Biasing in his reply, November
3, practically admitted the truth of the
complaint by attempting to justify the
measures protested against.
President Wilson En
: dorses Chatauqua
The White Houses Washington,
December 14th, 1917.
My dear Mr. Flowers:
It has been on my mind for some
' ^; me to your organization for
. J .
an<Lâ[" enca "
fuada-Wroraed wit
»ent of
the very real help it has given to
.merica in the struggle that ia con
with every gundamental ele
national life. Your
speakers, going from community to
community, meeting people in the
friendly spirit engendered by years
of intimate and understanding con
tuet, have been effective messengers
of democracy's meaning, and imper
ative needs. Hie work that the
Chautauqua is doing has not lost
importance because of war, but ra
ther has gained new opportunities
for service.
Let me express the hope that you
will let no discouragement weaken
your activities, and that the people
will not fail in the support of a pa
triotic institution that may be-said
to be an integral part of the nation
al defense.
Cordially and sincerely yours,
Mr. Montaville Flowers,
President, International Lyceum
and Chautauqua Association,
Hotel LaSalle, Chicago, Hlinois.
rill gi
Morgan City Fir* Department
(Thursday) at the
mission SO cents.
City Hell—Ad
Any little wound or abrasion of
a bud sore and is difficult to heal.
MENT at once when snch accidents
happen. The wound heals promptly
the flesh occuring in cold weather
that is not promptly treated becomes
'and soon does away with the annoy
ance of a bandage. Price 25c, 60c
and 91.00 per bottle. For sole by
Morgan City Daily Review, deliv
ered to your home 40c a month.
fflr the delivery and interpretation
TheFirstNational Bank
in «B of its branch«»
loan» money on
3 1-2 par cant.
Racaivas dapoaits on accounts subjact to chock;
commercial pa par and approved collateral.
Christmas Saving» Club, Liberty Loan Bond Club,
interact paid on Certificate» 'of Deposit.
Wa sell Foreign Exchange, Traveler's Checks, Rent Safa Deposit
Boxes 91.00 and up par year.
• Any Thing in Banking We Have It
' We invite your account large or small
Herbert M. Cotten, President
E. A, Pharr, Vice-Pree. K. R. Hood, Cashier,
M. E. Norman, Vice-Free. C. P. Lynch, Asst. Cashier.
Morgan City's Strongest Financial Institution
Torn Your Cash Into
Gun Fire
By Frank A. Vanderlip.
We fought and won the Spanish
war with 150,000 soldiers and a
$200,000,000 bond issue. In men
under arms we now have ten times
that amount of bonds in the first
Liberty loan. We are proposing
to spend and loan to the allies in the
first fiscal year of the war $19,
000,000,000. From now until the
end of the fiscal year the treasury
anticipates needing $300,000,000
a week—that is, the treasury has
got to fight financially a Spanish
war every four days. That indicates
a money measure of the size of this
work, but that is not the real meas
ure. We have just seen that one
might have plenty of money, but
an empty coal bin. In just the same
way the government can have plenty
of money, but n unequipped army.
Ihis army can:: 'r be equipped as
modern warfar? 'emands if the man
power of the cc ntry is at the same
time called uper. to produce all of
our ordinary comforts and luxuries.
It is as plain as two and two that all
of us must make personal sacrifices,
must give up comforts and luxuries,
even necessary expenditures that can
be postponed, if there is to be labor
and material enough to equip the
army in time for it to fight while it
will do some good to have it fight.
In. war the only effort that is of
any value is that which is ultimate
ly translated into gun fire on the
field of battle. The gun fire that
will win this war cannot be deliver
ed until all America recognizes in
dividual responsibility, until the
whole people join in the effort by
givipg up things that they can do
without, so that the labor that would
have 7 been employed in making those
tilings can do work that will ulti
jsuttely result in gun fire. The gov
ernment has offered the opportunity
to translate at once every one*» per
sonal patriotism into the sort of help
that will win the wa* Forego buy
ing something that is unnecessary;
loan the money you would have Prod
to the government by buying 95 war
savings certificates. You will thus
have released labor, you will have
given credit to the government, you
will have acquired the best security
in the world, a United States govern
ment bond.
We Have Secured tbe
Dodge Agency
And are able to make
Dodge Touring Car—
$980 Delivered
St Mary Garage
And t
Madone Shop
Franklin, La.

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