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The greatest blessing that has even been
given to a people is-a just and well regulated
government. Protection by the law and se
curity to life and property are essential to
prosperity and happiness, and the further
removed we become from those influences
which establish and maintain a peaceable
and law abiding citizenship the father re
moved we become from prosperity and hap
piness and that condition which invites into
our midst an uplifting element, socially and
commercially capable of advancing the par
ish. The nature of the pursuits and the
uncentralized condition of our people make
it imperative that no feeling of unrest or
insecurity should exist. In this respect, St.
Tammany parish has enjoyed to an unusual
degree" aleaceable existence. In the rural
districts it has not even been found neces
sary to exercise the precaution of locking
ins doors or fastening windows on retiring
at night, and slumbers have been undis
turbed by thoughts of possible harm or rob
But this peaceable condition was suddenly
interrupted by reports of robbery, incendia
rism and disturbance. The vicinity of Fol
som, Ramsay, Onvil and Losa became the
scene of depredations that awakened in the
community a feeling of dread and insecur
ity. For some time the perpetrators were
unknown. But finally one Magee, a negro,
becoming hard-pressed by his coneederates
in crime for some reason, makes confession
to Deputy Willie and Sheriff Brewster and
turns State's evidence, and the criminals are
It is here that is shown to the people the
great benefit of having in position officials
who can be depended upon to perform their
duty justly and without fear or favor. Laws
that are made to punish and protect are
useless if not.enforced. The judge who has
the courage to inflict the penalty and the
discretion to apply it justly, and the atfor
ney who prosecutes with ability and fidelity
to the trust imposed in him by the people,
formthe bulwark that stands between dlsor
gadized society and lawful obedience and
In passing sentence upon the five Holden
brothers and the negro Magee, the remarks
of Judge Burns were especially impressive
as to the worth of good character anid the
standing it gives not only in the community
but in the court. He said in substance that
while all men are equal under the law, the
effort to attain a high standing in moral
character and good citizenship would be illy
rewarded if it carried with it no distinction.
The testimony to convict a man who was
considered to be of good moral character and
upright conduct must necessarily be stronger
than in the case of a man of bad character.
He called attention to the fact that the con
victed men. Were not only in bad standing
in this parish, but that in Tangipahoa par
ish, from whence they came, thdyi had an
unsavory reputation. Their settlement here
had been followed by occurrences which
cast suspicion up them and gave color, to
Sthe charge that they were objectiniiable
citizens, and that on one occasion hides had
' been found in a well on their premises. The
crimes for which they had been tried and
found guilty,)hough upon testimony that
might not have had so much weight had
I they been of high standing in the com
: munity, were under existing circumstances
reasonably proven against them. There
* ore he could see no just reason why they
were entitled to clemency.
This term of cqrt has met the approval
:of all good citizens. It has secured to the
parish confidence in the protection of the
; law and will be valuable as a warning to the
Sevilly disposed that unlawful conduct will
i not be tIerated. The oble manner in which
i:::the inteests of the peohple were handled by
Di strict Attorney Morgan will be a check to
e;vil-doers and teach the difficulty of escap
: ing merited punishment. Out of ten penal
cases before the court he secured nine
c:.onvictions, the tenth case being that of
; Leonard Cassells, indicted for murder. The
Scase was submitted without argument, the
Sjury was out but four miriutes, and the ver
' dict of not guilty was a popular one.
; As a criminal lawyer Mr. Morgan has
.shown marked ability, and his services as
District Attorney will be of great benefit to
Sthis parish in securing'the punishment of
rijminals, in maintaining order, and in sup
ess~ig t.ie'lawlesness of that element that
c on tro4 f.,I4y by fear of punishment.
succ of our carnival celebration in
Sfaet unfavorabe, threatenening weather
a hatw wil be of value in encour
Oeff f the part of our citizens. It
oul beh in. mind that the ability to
~a r IttAQftl 'termination such an un
" strates the ability to push
.aitfprises and accomplish com
triumaps with equal facility. It will
that a socially dead town is as a
ico.mercially dead town. The ina
to gproyit*~e amusement and pleasure
- a la. 1iid those qualities which go
eup giosperous community.
.. i.
The greatest trouble with Covington is
that it is spasmodic. It lacks system and
continuity. The great need of the town is
a citizens- organization-nonpartisan and
nonpolitical-that will devote its energies
to the upbuilding of the town and the pro
motion of interest in its undertakings. A
body with authority to act in emergencies,
so that opportunities may be quickly grasped
and not lost through the slow process of dis
organized action.
The Carnival Club should and probably
will keep up its organization, and its mem
bership should be increased to an extent
that will realize a neat sum in membership
Covington Society Notes.
One of the most delightful and reclerche
social functions of the season was the Carni
val luncheon given on Mardi Gras day by
Mrs. F. A. W. Davis at her lovely home in
Boston St. Mrs. Davis invited a number of
guests to view the Rex parade from her
spacious porch ideally situated for this
purpose, as it commanded a view of the
gaily decorated Southern where the Queen
of the Carnival and her maids were assem
bled for the day's festivities. Mrs. Davis,
attired in a becoming silk gown, received
her guests upon the deep veranda, assisted
by Miss Margaret Landon, who charmigly
etertained the younger guests. While wait
ing for the procession lunch was informally
served on small tables decorated with Carni
val colors, and thus regaled, the time passed
all to rapidly for the guests assembled.
Those present were: Mesdames Geo. Tolson,
Harvey Ellis, Marmaduke Dillon, Wm.
Bodebender, A. Bodebender, Wm. Dixon,
Elmer Lyon, Geo. Lyons, B. M. Miller and
Profs. Wm. Dixon and Elmer Lyon. A Inum
ber of little folks were present who enjoyed
Mrs. Davis's gracious hospitality as much
as did their elders.
News has been received by friends in
Covington of Mrs Hadden and of Miss Sey
moura. They are quite well, but speak re
gretfully of Covington and their many friends
in our town. Mrs. and Miss Hadden
are much missed in social circles, and it
to be hoped that they will return, if but for
a visit, in the near future.
Misses Sally and Alice Laurence, of New
Orleans, have been the guest of Miss Sau
ter during the past week.
Mrs. Joseph Dugas and children left on
Sunday afternoon for Bayou Lafouche,
where they will reside. Mr. Dugas fol
lows in a few days, and will again resume
planting, which he abandoned to come to
Covington several years ago. They will
lea\re many friends behind who regret their
permanent absence.
The carnival is over, but its spirit is
still in the air, for the parade and festivi
ties offered by thd people of Covington to
her inhabitants will long be remembered by
all who enjoyed it, as doing credit to those
who planned and carried it out in all its
Sartistic details.
The Matron's Afternoon Euchre Club was
entertained by Mrs. Fred. Hardie, at the
3 Southern Hotel, Mrs. W. J. Warren win
Sning the first prize, Mrs. Marvin Poole the
second and Mrs. Robert Aubert the conso
! lation.
Mr. J. B. Adams, editor of the Southern
- Vindicator, of Hammond, was among the
, visitors to Covington during the Carnival
and attended the ball in the evening. He
expressed himself as greatly pleased with
our deimonstration.
e Miss Helen Cefalu, of Asheville, N. C.,
i is the guest of her sister, Mrs. L. L. Morgan,
Sin Jefferson Avenue.
Mrs. Mathews's daughter and little child
Sfrom Kentucky are here on a visit to Mrs.
Sand Miss Matthews.
e Mr. and Mrs. John Matthews and baby
I were visitors in Covington last Tuesday,
t spending the day with his mother and sister.
Mrs. Bodebender entertained the Thurs
day Afternoon .Euchre Club last Friday in
- her beautiful new home on Nineteenth Ave.
s The game was a close one, two of the ladies
- cutting for the first prize, a beautifully em
broidered center piece, Mrs. Fred. Roehl
being the fortunate winner. Mrs. Geo.
Sears receiving the consolation prize.
1 The ladies of the Episcopal Church served
Sa luncheon on Main street on Mardi Gras
Srealizing a goodly sum for the benefit of the
Church Guild.
Mrs. Hadden and her family are much
missed in Covington where they have long
1 been prominent in s6cial life and the char
ritable work of the town. It is a pleasure
>to know that summer will bring them back
On Saturday afternoon Mrs. Colton en
tertained the Matron Afternoon Euchre
Club. Dainty prizes were given. Mrs. F.
Hardie won the first prize, Mrs. Delery the
second, Mrs. Theresa Bodebender the con
Eolation and Mrs. Wm. Bodebender the
booby prize. The guests were served with
delicious refreshment at the close of the
Miss Gertrude Mullings and her sister,
Dorothy spent Mardi Gras in Covington:
Their many friends here were glad to see
them even for so short a time.
Mrs. J. R. M. Dillon's two guests, Misses
Richard and Upton spent the Carnival sea
son in Covington.
Rev. Dr. F. N. Parker, Presiding Elder
of the New Orleans District of Methodist
Churches, held the Quarterly Conference
here Saturday night and Sunday. After
the morning services he christened the in
fant son of Rev. E. A. Blandon. While
here he was the guest of Mr. Harvey Ellis,
at the Southern Hotel.
MARRIED--Mr. Ernest Oalman and Miss Tillie
Kabel were united in matrimony at 7 o'clock Monday
morning, at the residence of the bride's parents in
the German Settlement, Rev. F. Matthies officiating.
Mr. Levy Bush, formerly a member of the Fourth
Troop Cavalry, is now enlisted in the U. S. Army,
and is stationed at the Jackson Streetarracks.
It is with regret that we learn that Sister Gertrude,
Superior of the St. Benedict Convent, has been taken
to the Hotel Dieu, in New Orleans, suffering from
a serious burn received in the Convent laundry. Her
arm was drawn between the hot rollers of the man
gle and burned to. the elbow.
Peter Didian, in the employ of Mr. Janeke, was
drowned in the Bogue Falaya River about 4 o'clock
Tuesday afternoon. He fell from, a boat, a d when
found v-as clinging to the weeds in the bottom of
the river. The body was still warm when recovered.
He leaves a wife and one child.
Kirkwood or Mrs. Kirkwood both having had lots
of experience inq the optical line, will test your eyes
free, and only charge a resaonable price for the
glasses you buy at their 10 cent store.
Work on the grading of ahe Covington streets has
been commenced.
A family retmion or the descendants of Mr. and
Mrs. J. E. Smith, last Sunday, at the residence of
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Smith, brought together a large
number of prominent people from this parish and
some from New Orleans and Baltimore. There were
present: Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Smith, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles L. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Smith, Mrs
S. V. Kentzel, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Smith, Mr. and
Mrs. Allie Smith, Mr. and Mrs. A. Hammett, Mr.
and Mrs. Edward Terrebonne, Mrs. Preston Burns,
Mrs. T. C. Drummond, of Edwards, Miss., Mrs. Fon
taine Poole, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Anderson, Mrs. Jo
sie Ford, J. L. Smith, Miss Annie Smith, Julian
Smith, Mrs. D. V. Bell, Mrs. R. Bell, of New Orleans,
Mr. and Mrs. George Masson, of Baltimore and Mr.
George Masson, of New Orleaps.
The alarm of fire that was sounded on Tuesday
brought the. chemical engine to the scene in three
minutes from the time it was sounded. The fire was
a small affair, originating from the kitchen stove in
Mr. Meek's residence, and was quickly extinguished
without damage
Dinner of Knights of Columbus.
The dinner given at the Southern Hotel last Sun
day by the newly organized Council of the Knight's
of Columbus was much enjoyed by all who attended.
Covers were laid for twenty-five guests. The oc
casion was one that will be pleasantly remembered
by all who attended. Toasts were made anj respond
ed to, and some very happy remarks encouhaged the
belief that the organization is de3tined to become ore
of the strongest in Covington. The dinner followed
the election of officers and initiation of new members,
a list of which is given below:
Dr. A. H. Grimmer, Jos. A. Beck, T. J. Young,
M. H. Wallis, Thos. Finney, R. L. Aubert, Jas. Mul
lalley, Eugene Pechon, E. V. Richard, Clay V. Rich
ard, Bernard Comenge, C. A. Alfonso, E. L. Char
roppin, L. F. Cole, J. L. Smith, J. H. Smith, M. P.
Planche, J. T. Stroble, J. B. Lancester, H. J. Os
tenddsf, G. Galmiche, N. Trepagnier, E. Romano.
The officers are: Grand Knight, J. B. Lancaster;
Deputy Grand Knight. Dr. A. H. Grimmer; Chan
cellor, E. V. Richard; Secretary, :Jas. Mullally;
Financial Sectary, R. L. Aubert; Treasurer, J. L.
Smith; Warden, H. J. Ostendorf; Outer Guard, W.
J. Warren; Inner Guard, J. C. Beck; Trustees, M.
P. Planche, J. H. Smith, I. A. Alfonso; Advocate,
Clay V. Richard.
Mr. Ross Stroble, of Meridian, Miss., and Miss
Clara Toffier, of Covington, were united in matri
mony by Judge A. O. Pons, at the residence of the
bride's sister, Mrs. W. J. Warren, at noon on Feb
ruary 22, 1909. Only members the family were pres
ent. They left on the afternoon train for the New
Orleans carnival
Abita Springs Carnival
1 Abita Springs has been so taken up with
r preparations for the Carnival that nearly
everything else has been at a standstill.
Judge A. O. Pons, since the inception of the
idea, has worked diligently for the suc
cessful carrying out of the plans, and has
been rewarded by an unusually gay and
s successful Carnival season. He has been
ably assisted by Mr. Frank Brown and Mr.
Eugene Morin. who have occupied every
spare moment of the short time available
e for the construction and decoration of floats.
The arrival of the King from the Forest
was heralded-to take place at 4:30 o'clock
e p. m. on Monday and the town was filled
dl with people fromn the surrounding country
e to welcome him and to pay him homage.
h A special. car was provided by the St.
Tammany and New Orleans Railway and
SFerry Co. for the ppecial us~' of the King
, and his attendants, and a large delegation
of the prominent citizens of Abita met him
d at the depot from whence he was escorted
. to the town hall, where the keys of the town
were turned over to him by Mayor Mendow,
y who made an address of welcome and ex
, pressed his great pleasure in extending to
his royal highness the courtesies at 'his com
Smand, and expressed his delight at finding
a his majesty enjoyinff such excellent health
and at the prosperity of his-Kingdom. The
s large silver key was given into his majesty's
Skeeping amid cries of approval and rejoic
1 ing.
The majestic bearing of the King *won
from the people the highest appreciation
j and confidence, and his order that the town
a be turned over to revelry and enjoymrhent
( was the signal for preparation to make mer
ry and mark a period long to be remembered
Sby the people of Abita in the annals of rev
All places of business were decorated and
a general interest'was manifested-for a suc
Scessful carnival season.
The ball at the Town Hall in the even
ing was attended from all sections, among
the guests being the most prominent of its
people ever congregated. Crowds came on
the cars from Covington, the St. Tammany
Railway running special cars every half
hour fgr the accommodation of guests.
The coronation of the Queen took place
on the stage of the hall, the *King's throne
being set in a bower of roses and holly and
evergreens, the jewels of his crown and
handsome costume shining resplendent as
they reflected the light of the briIiantly il
luminated hall.
As the curtain raised the King was seen
seated on his throne, with his attendants
about him, and at his command courtiers
were dispatched to conduct the Queen to his
The appearance of the Queen was the
signal for loud applause. She looked every
bit the Queen, as with stately step she
reached the stage, bowing to the King and
kneeling to be crowned. She was beauti
fully gowned and wore her costume with a
grace born of the royal blood.
The Queensmaids were severally escort
Sed to the throne, bowing as they were seat
ed in attendance upon the Qleen. All were
elegantly attired and presented as lovely a
picture of beauty ana refinement as ever
graced a King's court.
The Queensmaids werehandsomely attired
in:white organdy gowns and made a beauti
ful picture among the decorations of roses
and woodland colorings.
S After the ceremony the ball was opened
and the crowd of maskers -joined in the
dance, which was ~kept up until after 12
Refreshments were plentiful and all took
advantage of, the occasion to drink to the
health of the King and Queen of Abita.
The-music was furnished by the Abita
String Band under the leadership of Mr.
Frank Brown.
The King was Judge A. O. Pons; the
Queen, Miss Mary Biggio; the maids, Miss
Mae Michaelis, Miss Ethel Abney and Miss
Mar~guerite Lamousin. The crown bearer
was little Miss Elmira Pons. The King's
attendents were: William Thalis, Alvin
Biggio, Frank Brown, Jr., L. Souchon, Otis
Summers, Walter Abney, Ralph Abney.
Grand Marshal, Joseph Lamousin, Aids,
Grayden Cook, Henry J. Pons, Uncle Sam's
Boys, Vernon Demaree, color bearer; Luther
Cook, Roland Abney, Ellery Demaree, Wal
ter Allen, Laurence Grelle, Louis Grelle, W.
Ipsar, Camille Koch, Walter Thompson,
Clifton Keen.
The punch bowl was presided over by
Mrs. T. D. Terrebonne and Miss Gertrude
Leonard; the coffee and lemonade, Misses
Nettie Benson and Alma Leonard;jce cream,
Misses Elwell and Katie Moran.
The Carnival Club wishes to extend thanks
to the St. Tammany Railway Co. for their
kindness in furnishing cars and to all those
who assisted in making the carnival a suc
Abita will keep up its Carnival Club with
the intention of turning out a much larger
number of fldats for next year, and will
have the support of all the merchants and
citizens of Abita.
Mandeville Notes
The Kings Daughters Circle will hold
their monthly meeting Friday, March 5, at
the Misses Rodds' residence on Marigny
Mrs. R. B. Paine and Mrs. Fassman re
turned Sunday from New Orleans where
thyr have been attending the National Con
gress of Mothers.
Miss Inez Ribava left Monday for New Or
leans to attend tne Carnival there.
Among the Mandeville visitors to Coving
ton, Sunday, were: Mrs. J. N. Miller, Mrs.
Baker, Mrs. Dicks, Belle Taylor, Mrs. Bag
garley and Mrs. Kohn.
Mrs. Alonzo Givens left Sunday for New
Orleans to be the guest of her daughter for
a few days.
The Mandeville Improvement Association
will hold their meeting Wednesday, March
3, at Dr. Given's office on Marigny Avenue.
C. A. David left Wednesday for New Or
leans to buy his stock for the opening of his
store on Carroll Street in April.
Harvey E. Ellis was a visitor in Mande
ville, Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. James Anderson's daughter,
aged five years and nine months, died Thurs
day, February 18. The community extends
its sympathy to the parents.
Katie Graff, of New Orleans, was one of
the Sunday visitors to Mandeville.
Mr. Evans, Superintendent of Public
Schools, was a caller in Mandeville, Wednes=
Mardi Gras was celebrated with the usual
animation in Mandeville. The parade was
splendid and some of the floats were excep
tionally beautiful. The. ball given Tuesday
night by the Carnival Club was a success
both socially and financially. The king was
Mr. Hartman and the queen Miss Edna Vix.
A beautiful bracelet was presented to the
queen by the king.'
Lucy Ribava attended the Carnival ir
Covington, Tuesday.
Misses Williams and Pinkney were among
the visitors to New Orleans for Carnival.
Mandeville, La., Feb., 23, -At one o'clock yester
day afternoon Rex, King of the Carnival, arrived al
the Camelia wharf, on board the royal yacht Tw<
Sons of Mandeville. His arrival was announced b:
the firing of a salute, and it was answered by a deaf
ening roar of guns and the shouts of the, multitude
on the wharf. Never.before did His Majesty re
ceive such an ovation, and at the hands of his loya
subjects. The railroad and motor cars brought the
local forces, swelling the numbers very greatly. The
keys of the town were delivered by the Mayor te
His Maj sty, who immediately ordered that joy ant
good will should prevail during his short visit. The
procession was formed at the foot of the wharf, head
ed by a score of mounted police, followed by a trool
of infantry. Next came a band of music, and be
hind it was the King, seated on his throne, drawr
by a pair of fine horses. A number of decoratec
carriages followed, and the streets and sidewalkE
were filled with crowds of men, women and children,
all vieing with each other in their efforts to do hom
age to the King. The procession went east on Lake
street to Marigny Avenue, then north to Monroe
street, west to Git-od street, south to Lake street,
west to Lafitte, north to Monroe, westto Carroj,
south to Lake, west to Coffee, north to Jefferson,
east to Carrol, south to Lake, west to Wilkison,
north to Monroe, where itdisbanded.
During the forenoon the streets were filled with
children masked and dressed in most fantastic cos
tumes, and all enoying themselves to the highest de
The arrangement of the procession was as follows:
First-A large squad of mounted police. SecondZ'
Troop of Cavalry, Third-King in his chariot,
drawn by four horses. Fourth-Mayor und retinue
in carriage. Fifth-Decorated float, repsentingIndian
race. Sixth-Decorated float, representing Japanese
race. Seventh-A log cabin illustrating negro habi
tation. Eighth-Uncle Sam anC white race, showing
progress. Ninth-Mandeville Bank, Home Industry,
a carriage full of young ladies. Tenth-Edmond
Bandot, vegetable wagon. Elevelfth-The Seven
Hundred Club, Home Sweet Home. Twenth-Man
deville Improvement Association. Then followed a
number of decorated carriages and buggies, and
finally the announcement of the grand masquerade
ball for to-night.-Picayune.
Cozy Cottage is one of the most conveniently sit
uated in Abita Springs. Terms reasonable and board
of the best.
Pearl River Notes
Old Neptune must have left his ocean realm and
held his trident over Pearl River by the way the
clouds responded to his three pronged sceptre. Any
way the writer sees a little sea hard by her habita
tion. Jove" seemed to have lost his power to thunder
but made an effort and the lightening flashes took on
a milder aspect, but old Boreas swept down upon
us and the wind was high but we were thankful that
no destructionmwas left in its wake.
February, the the shortest of all the months had
more red letter days this year than all the others.
The twelfth being the one hundreth anniversary of
Lincoln's birth day, and the twentysecond, Wash
ington's birthday, besides the reception of the Presi
dent elect last week and the carnival this week, and
others, like a string of beads strung along as a
sharpener to the school childrens young ideas. teach
ing them how to shoot. The hope of the country is
the childrenm. The schools are doing grand work and
there is room for more. The Mothers Congressrthat
is soon to convene will be an example to all mothers
and an eye-opener to the great opportunities they
have and the power they weild as cradle rockers and
world rulers in the future.
Is there a more momentous factor to be considered
than the education and well being of the children of
our great America. MRS. L. c.RARY SaDLER. R
!ý! OF THE
State of Louisiana
Town of Covington
.' Town of Mandeville
Town of Madisonville
- Village of Abita Springs.
ii Parish School Board
Why can't we be your depositary
also 7
.VP Interest on Savings
A prudent, progressive .policy the
the mark at which we aim
St.Tammany Banking Co,
and Savings Bank
St. Tammany Barred Rocks EGGS
St. Tammany Rocks CFOR
St. Tammany White Rocks HATCH'I
St. Tammany White Wyandottes
St. Tam'any Partridge Wyandottes INCUBAT E
St. Tammany S. C. Black Minorcas $4.50 PER 1
St. Tammany Pit Games urarltetereeS,~ES
A lot of 12 months old cockerels fo sale-good o
Satisfaction guaranteed or money back.
St.Tammany Poultry Far
St. Tammany Poultry Farm is situated three and a half miles from Co
For thle House
Lawrence M. Bourgeoois
Furniture Sto
Phone 8 New Hampshire and Lockwood
St. Tammany Plimb'
Mechanical and Sanit
Cor, Rutland and F
Plumbers' and Mill R
Baath Tubs
Acetylene Gas Machine
Acetylene Gas Burners
Calcium Carbide
C rSteel Tanks
Bicycle Supplies, Repairs
SThat's All
APhone 104, COVINGTON,
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