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THE; mi w as0t$OSStÀHn I n ^ I HlflTED STATES 0QVEBKMCFT » OIttg iailg &tnno VoL 3 MORGAN CITY, LA., MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1918 No. 149 •mflffOSED I ABSURD FINES Department Archives at le^jnpton Record the Story of Sissonne. gglUNE UNABLE TO PAY ^,1 ^tm,on That Account, Threat 0g/ to Destroy Home of Prince if Monaco, Who Appealed to President Wilson. f|l universally condemned G er jgi Ijdm of extorting money fron fégti communities is shown by il ftffinr"J documents published ^(ko committee on public informa Rjs.' A ifWf Iinwtratioa of the fierce Ot German methods Is con la the archives of the state de MQKBtfbecanse the prince of Mon pi i rr** lori to President Wilson tie Injustice of a fine imposed a «nail end Impoverished vll jH f|e following documents from AliMe department archives tell the gs* Bey need no comments. •Paris, Oct. 27, 1914. of State, Washington. ___*f Monaco called this morn id ariud that the following case to the president ....... in kiflwpiNi carried by ev i MfmÊmil mem connected with ! Depart S. P. system in this ter Any b leengbt te ns nt regular tdneili far anamination, regu M rt and r epair. V1KY beer that we ca_ do |f*Ml *ek good enough for *m. be't that recommendation lb Jeftfy YOU in bring "yteateh In as I eqpja* attention is |BpMsfag broken pins, '*Aen yon come bare P® *• Wrgest and beet -r intE. Lore Store 4( P. W. DREIBHOLZ, Vice-President I OF MORGAN CITY pMs OF OUR DEPOSIT BOXES, PRICE $3.00 * **4 Leap and protect your valuable papers and *■ These box*» are made of steal. Vault larg 1 ****** deposit vault in this Parish. SURPLUS $52,500.00 RESOURCES $420,000.00 A. B. O'BRIEN, Asst Cashier "r rince states tnat CKJritAai von Buelow for weeks has been Inhabiting i prince's ancestral chateau near Jleims, historical monument, contain ing works of art and family heir looms; that Von Buelow has Imposed i fine of 500.000 francs on village of j Sissonne some miles distant from chnt ! eau, because of broken glass found on i road near village. Sissonne being un ; able alone to pay has rained with a 1 number of other neighboring villages ! 125,000 francs, but Von Buelow has sent two messengers from Sissonne to i prince that unless latter pays fine for j Sissonne the chateau and adjoining vil lage, as well as Sissonne, will be de . stroyed on November 1st. Prince j has answered refusing to pay sum now but willing to give his word to Ger man emperor that amount would be paid after removal of danger of fresh war Incidents. Prince now fearful lest returning messengers, as well as male employees on his estate, be shot because of refusal to pay. "I have arranged meeting this after noon between Spanish ambassador and prince, to whom I have suggested that matter be presented to German gov ernment through Spanish ambassador at Berlin Inasmuch as prince's threat ened property Is In France. "HERRICK." Von Buelow's Threat. "To the Mayor of the Commune of Sissonne. "It has been conclusively proven that the road between Sissonne and the railway station of Montaigu was, on September 18th, strewn with broken glass along a distance of one kilome ter and at Intervals of 50 meters, for the purpose, no doubt, of impèdlng automobile traffic. "I hold the commune of Sissonne responsible for this act of hostility on the part of Its Inhabitants, and I punish the sold community by levying upon It a contribution of 500,000 francs (five hundred thousand francs). "This sum must be entirely paid into the treasury of the Etape by Oc tober 15th. "The Inspection of the Etape now at Montcornet has been directed to enforce execution of this order. "The General Commander In Chief of the Army, "VON BUELOW." Protest of Prince of Monaco. Monaco, Oct, 22nd, 1914. "Sire: "I forward to your majesty several documents relating to a very grave and urgent matter. "The General von Buelow has caused to be occupied since one mouth and a half my residence of Marchais, sit uated at five kilometers from the vil lage of Sissonne. The general has lev ied upon the 1,500 inhabitants of this poor ruined village a war contribution of 500,000 francs, of which they are unable to pay more than one-quar ter. Moreover, he has sent to me two emissaries bearing a document In which he threatens to destroy my property and the village of Marchais, over and above that of Sissonne, in the event of my not disbursing myself the sum in question before the end of the month of October. "That is how a Prussian general treats a reigning prince who for 45 years has been a friend tc Germany, and who in all the countries of the world is surrounded with respect and gratitude for his work. "In reply to the summons of the General von Buelow I have given my word of honor to complete the above contribution in order to avert a hor rible action accomplished In cold blood, but adding that as a sovereign prince I submit this matter to the judgment of the emperor by declar ing that the said sum shall be paid when the Chateau de Marchais win be free from the danger of Intentional destruction. "I am, with great respect, yonr ma jesty's devoted servant and cousin, "ALBERT, Prince of Monaco." Letter Addreeed to Von Buelow. "Monaco, Oct 22, 1914. "To avert from the commune of in of ed of REMOUNT DEPOT SOLDIERS LEARN HORSE-SHOEING m m m This photograph shows a class of soldiers of the remount depot. No. 308. stationed at Camp Hancock, Augusta, Ga. f learning the not very gentle art of horse-shoeing. These men use the hoofs tuken from dead horses to practice on; each man is holding a hoof in his hand. They will soon sail to France to shoe Uncle Sam's horses over there. the province of Antwerp to communi cate them to the people: "The governor of Antwerp, Bnron von Iloiningen, General von Ilucno, has authorized me td inform you in his name and to communicate by your obliging intermediary to our popula tions, the three following declara tions: * "(1) The young men need not fear being taken to Germany, either to be enrolled Into the army or to be em ployed at forced labors. "(2) If Individual infractions of po lice regulations are committed, the authorities will Institute a search for the responsible authors and will pun ish them, without placing the respon sibility on the entire population. "(3) The German and Belgian au thorities will neglect nothing to see that food is assured to the popula tion." These promises were not kept, as Cardinal* Mercier and his colleagues show by abundant evidence in the "Ap peal to Truth." "On March 23d, 1915, nt the arsenal nt Luttre the German authorities post ed a rm.ice demanding return to work. .On April 2l3t, 200 workmen were call ed for. On April 27th soldiers went to fetch the workmen from the.V homes and take thorn to the arsenal. In the absence of a workman, a mem ber of the family was arrested. Workmen Imprisoned on Trains. "However, the men maintained their refusal to work, 'because they were unwilling to co-operate In acts of war against their country.' "On May 4th, 24 workmen detained in prison at Nivelles were tried at Mons by a court-martial, 'on the charge of being members of a secret society, having for its aim to thwart the carry ing out of German military measures.' They were condemned to imprison ment. "On May 8th, 1915, 48 workmen were shut up In a freight car and taken to Germany. "On May 14th, 45 men were deport ed to Gèrmany. "On May 18th a fresh proclamation announced that the prisoners would receive only dry bread and water, and hot food only every four days. On 'May 22d three cars with 104 work men were sent toward Charleroi." "A similar course waa adopted at Matines, where by various methods of Intimidation, the German authori ties attempted to force the workers at the arsenal to work on material too the railways, as If it were not plain that this material would become war material sooner or later. Stopped All Trafflo in Mallnes. "On May 30th, 1915, the governor general announced that he 'would be obliged to punish the town of Mallnes and Its suburbs by stopping all com mercial traffic if by 10 a. m. on Wednesday, June 2d, 500 workmen had not presented themselves for wo.k at the arsenal. "On Wednesday, June 2d, not a single man appeared. Accordingly, a complete stoppage took place of every vehicle within a radius of several kilo meters of the town. "Several workmen were take- ' ,• force aud kept two or three d.. - the arsenal. "The commune of Swevegbm ('~ rr ' era Flanders) va* punished in J. .• 1915, because the 3-V) workmen a' " private factory of M. Beknort rei to make barbed wire for the Gcr; .. army. "The following notice was phtr 1 • ed at Menin in July-August, 1. 'By order: From today the town v.-il. no longer afford aid of any descrip tion—Including assistance to -t theih ! families, wives, and children—to any operatives except those who work regularly at military work, and other tasks assigned to them. All'Other op eratlves and their families can hence- 1 h forward not be belne^anv f**hmn • Punished tor Refusal to Work. "Similar measures were taken October. 1915, at Harlebekelez-Court rai, Bisseghcm, Lokeren, and Mons. Fron» Harlebeke 29 inhabitants were transported to Germany. At Mons, in M. Lenoir's factory, the directe: foreman, and 81 workmen were im prisoned for having refused to work In the service of the German army. M. Lenoir was sentenced to five years' Im prisonment, the five directors to a year each, six foremen to six months, and the 81 workmen to eight weeks. "The general government had re course also to indirect methods of compulsion. It seized the Belgian Red Cross, confiscated Its property, and changed its purpose arbitrarily. It attempted to make itself master of the public charities, and to control the national aid and food committee. "If we were to cite in extenso the decree of the governor general of Aug ust 4th, 1915, concerning measures in tended to assure the carrying out of Works of public usefulness. > ud that of August 15th, 'concerning - e unem ployed, who, through Idler.* s. refrain from work,' It would be sc•••:>. by what tortuous means the occir .ing power attempts to attack at ci..e the mas ter# and the men." Fines Imposed*Without Re?;on. The German authorities were not satisfied with one Impoverishing levy. In November, 1915, one month before the expiration of the tv 1 ve-uionth period fixed for the levy, they decreed that the contribution o' 40,000.000 francs a month should be p id for rn Indefinite period. Ia Nnve ,. : >er, 190!. they increased the levy t.< 50.' 00,O'JO francs a month. In audition, faithful to the method laid down by the high command, the German authorities have continued to levy fines upon towns and villages for acts committed In their neighborhood, although they had no proof that these acts had been committed by any inhabitant of the city or village thus fined. Sammies Take Over Sec tor At Lorraine And Shell Germans Americans Given Independent Position on Fighting Front And United States Is Now In The War In Reality With the American Army in France, Saturday, February 2.—(As sociated Press.)—American troops now are occupying a sector on the Lorraine front. Tim military censor has permitted public; s of this an nouncement. The se* r is resound ing with the boom of guns. Airmen became exceedingly active along the American front on Saturday. Een cmy snipers wounded two Americans Tightly early this morning. A shift of wind today cleared away thî mist which has hindered aerial operations and other activities for révérai days. A number of battles i.i the air were fought by patrolling planes early this afternoon. In one instance the French aviators defeated an attem P t German fliers to cross behind the American trenches, The artillery and snipers also have become increasingly active. Ameri can 75's are increasing traffic be h , ;nd the enem y trenches. The Ger ^ ccf turing their fire lar?e . !y to the American trenches. Throughout Friday night machine enns rattled ceaselessly from Ger man positions. The fact that American troops were in the trenches in Lorraine was revealed by the German war office three months ago. At that time, ac cording to an official German an nouncement, the Americans were on the front at the Rhine-Marne canal, which intersects the battle line near the German border, due east of Nan cy. This announcement was made in the official report from Berlin of the first German raid on the Ameri can positions, in which three Ameri cans were killed, five wounded and twelve captured. The eastern end of the battle line in France and Belgium runs through French -and German Lorraine. French Lorraine, in which is the Am erican sector, is included in the de partments of Meuse, the capital of which is Verdun ;*Meurthe-Et-Moselle wl- we capital is Nancy, and Vosges, with the capital at Epinal. The le-cth of the front in French Lor me is about 150 mile3. This section of the battle line ex ds into the Meuse from the Marne near St. Menehould, and runs east ward to the north of Verdun, south to St. Mihel and «st to the German border. There it turns to the south east, and almost parallels the border to the vicinity of Leintry. Below Leintry it cuts across a section of French soil, past Bandonviller and again crosses the German border at point west of Colmar. The remain der of the line to the Swiss bound ary is in Germany. Since the battle of Verdun there has been no fighting of great im portance along this front. For the most part it runs through high and broken country. 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Norman, Vice-Pres. C. P. Lynch, Asst. Cashier. Morgan City's Strongest Financial Institution Two Americans Killed And Nine Hurt In Battle Sammies Victim of Furious German Barage Over New Sector I With the American Army in j France, Feb. 3.— (By the Associated j Press).—A German barrage fire at I sundown last night opened the heav iest bombardment of many days along the American sector, the Amer ican artillery replying shell for shell as the firing of the heavy guns spread along several kilometers of front. Two Americans were killed and nine wounded during the bombard ment and one suffered shell shock. It was ascertained today the Am erican gunners had wrecked several of the enemy dugouts and so badly damaged the first line positions that at one point the Germans were un able to occupy them Sunday. When the bombardment had reach ed its greatest intensity the Germans concentrated their fire suddenly at two points, throwing about 250 shells into a town in which the headquar ters of a certain regiment are located and which heretofore had been im mune to enemy fire. After the bombardment a wound ed American soldier was discovered in a position where it was necessary to carry him over a trench top to a field dressing station. A Medical Corps man displayed the Red Cross and the Germans ceased firing until the man was removed. Early in the day an American was wounded by a sniper. A heavy cold in the lungs that was expected to cure itself has been the starting point in many cases of disease that ended fatally. The sensible course is to take fre quent doses of BALLARD'S HORE HOUND SYRUP. It checks the progress of the disorder and as isi3ts nature to restore normal con ditions. Price 25c, 50c, and $1.00 * per bottle. 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