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3. H.'MASON, JR., Editor. COVINGTON, ST TAMMANY PARISI, LA., SATURDAY, FERBUARY 27, 1po9. VOL. XXXV NO
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ANATOLE BEAUCOUDRAY, KING OF GOVINGTON CARNIVAL. MISS MARY DUTSCH, QUEEN OF COVINGTON CARNIVAL
The Carnival Celebration and Ball
Covington and Abita Join in Parade
Witnessed by Large Numbers
Rex, the Parade and Ball.
After weeks of preparation and an
ticipation, the enjoyment of the carni
val season threatened to be marred by
a downpour of rain. For several days
preceding water-ladened clouds hover
a.d over the parish, and many of the
people from the rural districts aban
doned their contemplated excursion I
to Covington. But at the appointed
time for the arrival of the King the
bank of the Bogue Fallaya River
was lined with people and crowds were
constantly pouring into Covington,
filling its streets and adding to the
congregation waiting to welcome the
King at the wharf.
On Monday evening previous the
Covington Carnival Club had added
large numbers to the guests of the
Abita Rex Ball, having chartered cars
of the St. Tammany and New Orleans i
Railways and Ferry Co. to run every
half hour between Covington and
Abita, and Abita reciprocated by
swelling the ranks of the carnival
revelers in Covington~ not alone
in courteous appreciation but to view',
the parade and to witness Abita's en
tries in the Dageantry.
The Fourth Troop Cavalry, under
command of Lieutenant F. J. Heintz,
lined up at the town wharf awaiting
the arrival of the King, and occasional
blasts from the Steamer Josie, as she
neared (he place of disemparkment
caused surging masses to push forward
in anxious expectation.
The Grand Marshal, Mr. C. F.
Hardie, on a handsome charger, busied
'himpself in preparation for the recep
tion of the King and in having every
thing in proper shape for the line of
At 11 o'clock, amid blowing of
whistles and cheers of welcome the
Josie appeared, handsomely decorated
with the carnival and national colors,
her decks crowded with the maskers
of the Carnival Club surrounding the
chair of state in which the king was
sitting. As she neared the wharf the
king arose and bowed his acknowledge
ment to the throng of welcomers,
while whistles of the accompanying
water craft added to the sounds of
The king was escourted to a car
riage, and other members of the royal
party entered their carriages and un
der guard of the Cavalry the line of
marchwas taken up for the court
house where the king was presented
the keys of the town by little Miss
Hyacinth Richard, daughter of Mayor
Mayor Richard made an appropriate
address, extending the freedom of the
town and welcoming the King.
From there the procession wended
its way to the floats that were to make
up the grand pageantry and took up
their respective positions, the line
of march being as published in the
program: Jackson street to New
Hampehirerto Rutland, to Columbia
to Kirkland, to New Hampshire to
Boston to Vermont aad'to the park.
At the east balcony of the Southern
Hotel the King of Covington paid
his respects to the queen, presenting
her with a handsome bouquet and a
memento broach set with one opal and
Tributes of respect were also paid
the queen of Abita and her maids,
who occupied the west balcony of the
hotel. The king presenting his queen
with a handsome gold lion's head, with
diamond eyes and a diamond in its
mouth, and the maids with silver belt
buckles, souvenirs of the occasion.
Boef Gras was the float of Mr.
Leapold Levy, and was well represent
ed by a very handsome live steer with
gilded hoofs and horns and attended
by a groom in charge. The decorations
were handsome and the float elicited
The King's float displayed the King:
in all his royal glory, sitting upon his
throne, scepter in hand and crowned,!
acknowledging with stately bow or
wave of hand the acclamations of sub
mission and delight that greeted him
on all sides. The canopy above him
was supported by massive Doric col
umns with palms in the back grounds
and the general effect carried one
back to the time when kings were
kings in reality and subjects were
made to obey. M
The Queen of Health was an ex- J.
ceedingly handsome float. Nestling
in her silvery crescent, Queen of the
Ozone Regions, decked in all the gran
deur of her station, outshone intsplend
or the glitter of the stars about her
moon-car or the dazzling sun which t
had sunk to rest beneath the clouds
which supported her. The health
giving properties of the ozonic atmos
phere flashed from her eyes and
her queenly presence spoke of the pow
er of vital strength that is told in
legends of St. Tammany. The charm
ing and graceful queen who sat upon i
the throne was none other than our
a well known sewing machine merchant,
Mr. John Cotton.
'e The May Pole" float was the scene
of a May dance, with gayly attired
dancers, making a seductive picture
amid the twirling of the colored rib
bons attached to the pole. Those on
the float were: J. E. -Nilson, Numa
Hebert, A. V. Smith, J. H. Smith,
i John Diendorf and E. D. Kentzel.
The Red Devils, also an Abita float,
was an artistic representation of the i
deviltry of the infernal regions, the
imps being clothed in flaming red and
carrying the proverbial tail and prong
r ed fork. The King of Abita rode in
this car with fearless disregard of his
;e satanic majesty, and arrived safely at
e his destination. The King was very
handsomely costumed, wearing jewels
of enormous value, both crown andI
e scepter being studied with diamonds,
iP rubies and emeralds. The imps were:.
ie W. Thalis, Chas. Biggio, Wm. Michae
e I lis, S. B. Kahn.
v At the feet of the King sat two
sa pretty little maidens of Abita, May
tO Brown and Louise Morin.
Joseph Lamousin was the King's
Grand Marshal and His Aids.
Cavalry Troop and Color Bearer.
The Crown Bearer.
King's Float followed by Attendapts.
The Queen of Health.
The May Pole and Dance.
Abita King's Float, Devil and Imps.
Uncle Sam's Boys.
Abita Float, Peary at the North Pole.
The Bourgeois Float.
The Prize Merchants Float, the "Dutch
Meek and McCormack Float.
Little Maids Progressive League.
Springtime in Covington.
St. Tammany Banking Company and
Abita Prize Comic Float, "Every
body Works But Father."
Automobile With a Push.
The Autombile With a Pull.
Carriages and Other Conveyances.
Marshal and Graden Cook and Henry
J. Pons were his aids.
The following are the members of
the Uncle Sam Brigale, of Abita,
who lately particapated in Abita
school exercises, and who kindly con
sented to aid in the Carnival demons
trations: Color bearer, Verden Dema
ree, Luther Cook,. Roland ALney,
Elery Demaree, Walter Allen, Law
rence Grelle, W. Ipsar, Camille Koch,
Louis Grelle, Walter Thompson, Mit
Peary at the North Pole, an Abita
contribution to the parade, represent
ed the arctic regions in all its char
acterists of frigidity, and the attend
ants were clothed in the garb that the
polar bear finds most efective in keep
ing in the heat and keeping out the
cold. The scene made a very attrac
tive addition to the parade, and gave
an idea of what Robin Edwin Peary
must expect to see at the North Pole.
The attendant bears were: Alivin
Biggio, Frank Brown, Jr., L. Suochon,
Otis Summers, Walter Abney, Ralph
The float of the L. M. Bourgeois
furniture house represented the pin
acle of fame or the heighth of perfec
tion in the furniture business. It was
an attractive arrangement of furni
ture, rugs, baby carriages and house
hold effects so arranged in pyramid
form as to provide seats for sixteen
children and ladies, the top-most seat
being occupied by pretty little Miss
Beatrice Gribble. The others on the
float were: Gladys Burns, Ruth Burns,
Dorothy Burns, Maggie Burns, Ester
1Burns, Jack Burns, Grace Menetre,
Louise Theriot, Irma Beaucoudray,
Carrie Addison, Dale Kentzel, Josie
Nun, Mrs. Robt. Badon and Mrs. L.
"A Dutch Beer (iarden," the foat
that was awarded prize, attracted
general attention. Through an arched
opening in the grey stone wall that
surrounded the garden could be-seen
the German citizens in all the enjoy
ment of weinerwurst, lager and pret
zels. The windmill of the low stone t
tower flapped its huge arms in its ]
circular motion, some of the over in
dulgent inmates of the garden fre
quently finding themselves embraced, l
until the jolting movement of the float
released them. The good natured in
mates, shared their pretzels and sau
sage with the hungry people in the
crowd improvident of the future. The
attendants were: Joe Koffler, * Jos.
Elchinger, A. Gabriel, Morris Lacroix
and W. J. Warren.
"Fairy Land," the float of Little
Maids' Progressive League, as its
name indicates, represented a fairy
scene, handsomely executed, the ex
pense of which was met by subscrip
tions secured entirely by the efforts
of the little maids. Following is a list
of those who participated in the scene:
Queen, Luelli Combell; maids, Lillie
Jenkins, Amelia Huber,'Annie Schnie
der; card bearers, Sophie Quave, Isa
bella Poole; visiting faries, Eva Fred
erick, Bertha Quave, Lydia Duzat,
Hazel Jenkins, Corine Poole, Iilda
Seelig, Anita 'Combel, Estelle Zeit
vogel; fairy coachman, Wilhelmina
Dunlap; the devil tempting the faries,
,The float entered by Meek and Mc
Cormack was entitled "A Feast of
Fat Things," repres-nting a Greek
temple, in which attendants in cos
tume were busy throwing fruit and
good things to the people.' The float
was representative of the business
energy and enterprise of the firm and
was attended by W. C. Meek, Jr.;
Emile Caserta, Fred Ott and Geo. Mc
i Continued on page &J
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All persons are hereby warned and
prohibited from cutting, burning dead
ening, carrying or floating away or
otherwise injuring cr destroying any
trees, timber or wood growing or ly
ing upon the lands of the undersigned.
They are also prohibited from fishing;
hunting or trapping with dog, gun
or torch or tresspassing in any way
on lands belonging to the utdersigned.
E. P. ROBERT.
H. H. MAYFIELD.
H. J. MAYFIELD.
R. A. ORR,
no21-tf. GEO. H. GAUSE.
All persons are hereby warned and
prohibited from cutting, hurnlng dead.
ening, carrying or floating away, or
otherwise injurinsi or destroying any E
trees, timber or wood growing or lay
ing upon the lands of I he Salmen Brick
and Lnmber Company, Limited. Any
person so doing will be prosecuted un
der the provisions 'of Act No. 103, of
the laws of 1902.
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PEOPLE'S BU1LDING AND LOAN
Mrs. W. Schneider.
Tenders her services to the
people of Covington and vicini
ty. Office, 220 First Street.
Phone 253, Covington, La
FOR SALE.-18 pairs Plymouth
Rock Homer Pigeons. all breeders and
mated, price $10. Also HFgle plants.
The Citrus Trifoliato, Japan s Hardy
Lemon; (an evergreen) at 5 cents 2
feet high or $4 00 per hundred. Seed
at 50 cents per pound. Apply or
write to MRS. R: H. HALL,
Abita Springs, La.
All persons are hereby forbidden to
hunt, trap, fish, or otherwiise trespass
on the lands of the undersigned under
penalty of the law.
feb20-3m. WARREN PIERCE.
All persons are hereby forbidden to
hunt, trap, or otherwise tresspass on
the lands of the undersigned under
penalty of the law.
HOWARD A. PIERCE.
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Increased fruit crops are more often the result of good manage
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The trees absorb plant foods-that is, nitrogen, Dhosphorle d
and potash-from the soil just the same as any other crop, Experi
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well recognized that " return to the land what the tree remioves if you.
^would expect the best results" las become an axiom with the bt.
Aple, reat peach, orange and other fruit trees soon respond to
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