"Renseignement sur les Européens ou assimilés
établis ou venant s'établir dans le cercle ou le poste"
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No new Europeans moved to Mopti during the second quarter of 1917. Syrian merchants made short trips to Niafunké, Timbuktu and the main markets in the Cercle de Mopti. However, existing European traders were still earning large profits thanks to high prices.
M. Danel employed a Dutch accountant in Mopti. The Société Commerciale comptoir was operated by a Dutchman named Schoeners? and two Swiss employees named Jacqueron and Merquin.
The following chefs de canton were complimented for their success in recruiting Africans for military service:
Three chiefs had problems with resistance to recruitment in their areas, but this was due to the weakness of their authority rather than any ill will on their part. In all, 9 resisters and 29 deserters were rounded up by gardes-de-cercle. The chiefs and their villages were: