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The StTammanyTammay Parish D. H. MASON, Editor COVINGTON, LA,, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1917. VOL XLIII No. 14 RDAY FEBRUARY._24_1917._VOL XL,,I N. 14 ,, COLLINS TO LECTURE IN COVINGTON, FRIDAY Farmers' Short Courses at Waldheim, Progress and Pilgrim Rest Schools =.1 =";Ii ii s' Sh r CouI e il 14I WHlDI•I !ilil•l • el i D, Pr gk s m aHDi PN im I l I SgH MRS. SANCHEZ, POPULAR COVINGTON WIDOW, NOW IS MRS. D. I. ADDISON MRS. D. L ADDISON S. SANCHEZ L. I. ADDI RE WED , A feature of the week, that will 1" bear much interest in the social community, was the marriage .in :New Orleans, Tuesday, February 20, 1917, of Mr. 1). 1. Addison and Mrs. Blanche Sanchez. The ceremony was performed by V Bishop J. M. Laval, who officiated in the same capacity the wedding of s. the bride's moths ears ago. Mr. M. Planche and a few close friends here .present. Mr'yanchez and mother resided in Coy'-ton a number of years and only recently removed to Baton 4Rouge. 'Mr. Addison is one of our leading merchants and business men and member of the town council and mayor pro-tem, and friends of both parties extend congratulations s and a warm welcome on their re t.rn fra a two week's visit to Mrs. Bpence t Jennings, La., who is a sister o rthe groom. 0 THE DANCING SCHOOL Should a "Boost Covington Insti tutions Book" be written at the pres ent time, setting forth the man-made benefits and inducements of the ftown, it is doubtful whether one in stitution, which has proven itself an . almost necessary adjunct of the times, would receive even "honorable mention." although it deserves a place at the head of the list. Few people of Covington seem to realize the great advantage which is brought to their very doors iby the scientfic and studied instruction giv en here every Saturday at the danc ing classes. Aside from the fact that dancing has been an all-absorb i.,ng fad all over the land for the past few years, there is a deeper benefit than just "fad" to be derived from a participation in it, as it Is now tbeing indulged in and taught -om ~New York to San Francisco, ,~rlud aing our own Covington, for Miss Olga Peters, who comes over for her Sclasses every Saturday, has had, and still is getting, the best instruction `",that New Orleans can afford. She keeps distinctly abreast of the times in her work, as is evidenced by the fact that she has lately been special I$sing in the Greek dances, 'with Mrs. Lillian Lewis. these being the dances wifich in terpsichorean artistic cir cles are now receiving the greatest Amount of attention. SThis community has certainly had idsemonstration enough of the value rof this training to the children, who participate in it, physically, mental ly, artistically, and all the relative "developments. There has been no recent entertainment to which Miss Peters and her little performers have ot been called as an aid. And they ~lways provedl a material addition. Not only is this true here in this unfty. Attend what theatre e will, especially the plays of a ghter vein, and the most enjoyable rt of the performance is always panied by solo and chorus .ing, and if we are familiar ough with the work as it goes on e in C'ovington, we cannot help t 'ecognize the steps, the move ts and the studied artistic ef Recently there was given a ntic amateur entertainment in * Orleans for the benefit of the iana Red Cross Society which betted hundreds of dollars. The .hole performance was 'built arouhtd erent dances of the classic type. ,on a 2maller scale, have beenl performances given here. There can be no more enjoyable satisfactory amusement than t ,rnished 'by the graceful, scian c ;nd rhythmic movements of the an body as portrayed in the era dances, and for those who orm them there can certainly be more beneficial exercise in giving tal poise by making the brain 01 the body in developing phy poise. All this is offered to the children Covlncton every' week-end for a inal fee, within the reach of one, and to an outsider, who COLLINS WILL GIVE LECTURE, COVINGTON, MARCH 2 While Under Auspices of Knights of Columbus, Is No Way Sectarian. LECTURE SPOKEN OF HIGHLY BY PRESS SQmething That Protestant., and Catholics Alike Should Hear. Arrangements have been A-einilct ed by the St. Tammany Council of the nk.gh.t3 of olumbus for the free' public lecture (and question box) by Peter Collins, of Massachusetts, on "What's Wrong With the World," which will be delivered at the Cov ington high school auditoriumiii on next Friday, March, 2, at S p,. nm. o'clock. Mr. Collins' lecture is one of a series of lectures in the nation-wile educational program of the Supreme I Council of the Knights of Columlus. and the message of the lecturer is one in the cause of "God and Coun try," of civic righteousness and the general welfare. It is a clear and logical treatment of great problems confronting not only the peolde of America 'but vital to civilization and its advancement. It is entirely free from 'bitterness and makes for a better understand ing and a kindlier feeling batween every element in a community. The work that 'Mr. Collins has been doing for the common good by his lectures throughout the country has been so pronounced and the approval. of All the people so emphatic that a Tov comments by clergymen of all de nominations, sociologists, professors, workingmen and statesmen is not out of place, for it gives an idea of the broad-guage of Mr. Collins' mis sion and its service for justice, goal will among men, civic progress and social welfare. Rev. Dr. Miller, Presbyterian, Shawnee, Okla, said: "It was a splendid message and carried con viction." 'Rev. Mr. Kinney, Baptist, Okla homa City, said: "It was one of the greatest lectures I have ever heard and it did great good for our city." Rev. Dr. Matthews, Christian Min ister, Palo, Kan., said: "It was a message that every American should hear." Rev. Dr. Watts, Episcopalian Min iste4 Coffyville, Kan., said: "I1 was tne of the greatest lectures I have ever heard." Rev. Dr. Hart, Baptist, Eagle Grove, Ia.: "A wonderful message for all to hear." "I have never listened to a speak +r who handled his subject mo*u al. Mr. Collins is a sincere mns and impresses all who hear him." Graham IHood, N. Y. Globe. "'Peter Collins has a wonderful message.'--Arthur Garford, Ohio. "He was an inspiration to all who heard him."-Hon. J. S. Sherman, Wisconsin. "His lecture shou!d le beard in every American city."-l'. S. Sena tor W. S. Kenyon, Iowa. "'er. Collins is doing great Cer vice for God and cauntry."-Plrof. Bushnell, Congregationalist, Law rence College, Wis. "A splendid address. We were interested every minute."--J. A. Easly, P'resident Springfield Chamber of Commerce. ':His knowledge of social prob lems is wide and thorough. Few men have had such experience. IHe stands for constructive service and his work is of the highest order." E. .R. Right, President Illinois Fed eration of Labor. is interested only to the extent of seeing the children of this communi ty develop with those who are for tunate enough to live in surround ings where such development is now I considered one of the social necess: ties along with a college education, it seems an anomaly why this insti tution of the modern revival of an I ancient civilization is not consider- 1 ed one of the leading ones of ;.he social community. 1 The mothers of Covington should visit this little school on any Sat urday and familiarize themselves with the work as it goes on, and it i is certain they will realize the good that is derived from the institution. OPEN LETTER TO PAR ISH SUPT. AND FARM DEMONSTRATORS. To Parish Superintendents and Par ish Demonstration Agents 'and all t Others Interested in Club Work: The Junior Extension Department is glad to announce to you that plans have just been matured for t more thoroughly systemgtizing and a grading the work of the' Eoys'. and Girls' Agricultural Clubs. . a (Continued on page 6. ) ISLIDELL COMPLl MENTED BY RANSDELL AND MORGAN Committee of Seven Has I:een Appojted By I Mayor Badon. COMMERCIAL BODY TO BE ORGANIED. New Creosoted Flag Pole H ..s Been Erected at School House. (ily Stair ('orrespondent) Many complimentary remarks are heard :n regard to the get-together meeting on the 13th, and much in terest Lha been aroused in communi ty matters. Th. committee of seven Ihas been appoint.d by Mayor Badon, as follows: \V. L. Ellis, chairman; T. J. Eddins. P. A. Hursey, Henry Keller, U. G. Neuhauser, S. W. Pro vensal, F. F. \Viggington. The com mittee will meet at the call ot the chairman and will formulato rules and by-laws for a commercial or ganization. Letters have been received from Senator J. E. Ransdell and C.0ngress man Lewis L. :Morgan, in acknowl edgment of resolutions adopte I at the recent meeting and promising their assistance in all needed legis lation. Senator, Ransdell advising that it is "fearetd'. determined fight will be made against the measure containing the appropriation for dredging North Channel of middle Ground in Lake Pongartrain." but we shall do the utinft to win the fight. We quote Congressman Morgan :n fill, as follows: Washington, Feb. 19, 1917. Secretary Slidell Get-Together Meet ing, Slidell, La. Gentlemen:-While it is a source of real gratification to me to knew that my poor efforts, in relation to the appropriation for middle ground, are appreciated by my excellent friends and fellow citizens, yet, it is even a greater source of pleasure to me to observe that you have been able to unite your people into one concordant unit, for the purpose of furthering the material welfare ctf your city. In my opinion, nothing can retard the onward march of the community whose enterprising and patriotic peo ple make it a point to see that the city's prosperity takes precedence over petty politics. I do hope your action will prove to be an object lesson to some other communities, which are also near and dear to the undersigned. Again sincerely thanking you for your generous expression of grati tude, I remain, Sincerely yours LEWIS L. MORGAN. A new flag pole, sixty feet long and thoroughly creosoted, through the kind offices of Mr. A. B. Crocker, of the Southern Creosoting Co., will shortly be erected on the scho grounds to replace the one which was destroyed by the July storm. Noel Dubourg and Peter Spiers, two of our patriotic school boys, not yet 18 years of age, have enlisted in the U. S. regular army. Both of these young men carry with them best wishes of a host of friends who expect to hear good reports of them. Woodrow Wilson Badon is the latest annex to the Mayor's fam ily, which numbers seven, now. Neither ~ild H. C. L. nor race sui cide has any ground for argument around this roof tree. The local Masonic Lodge has bought two lots opposit the Metho dist Church and will .eect a build ing. The upper floor to be a lodge room and the lower to be occupied 'by Y. M. C. A., to be organized. T here is certainly great need of such an organization here, and it would be of great benefit to our young men, particularly to have a nice place with library and club attrac tions to meet in. No place of the kind exists at present. A splendid record is being made in regard to the few prisoners con fined in our jails. There has 'been but one case before the mayor in the past week. Two cases of small pox created somne apprehension the end of last week, but as they were immediately isolated and proper precautions tak en no fears are entertained for the spreading of the dcisease. We note with regret the removal of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Delaune to New Orleans. which they expect to make their future home. Mrs. Amos Kelly, a rising young business man representing the West ern Electric Company, has been transferred to NorfoJk, Va. .Mr. A. B. Crocker was a week-end misitor to New Orleans. Mrs. E. R. Cameron entertained the Five IHundred Club last Friday at Mrs. E. F. Hailey's. Misses Eva and Cora Hartley gave a valentine party last Wednesday. (Continued on page 6. ) AN IDYL OF THE WAR IN FRANCE .. . TIls guy French soldier. on his way to tie hMtle front, has stopped by the roadside for a chat with a pretty country mailen. PUPILS PUT OUT OF SCHOOL IN TANGIPAHOA Court Asked to Protect the Teachers in Keeping Their Jo 1... A situation has arisen In school matters in Tangipahoa parish that is causing some little excitement and may develop some iriction between the teachers and the sch'oi board. Under the law there must be sep arate schools for negroes and whites. This part of the proposition is simple enough, but when it comes to the question of just how white a pupil must be to be classed as white and just what shade of black must creep into the complexion to prevent nas or her attendance at the white school, the microscope is transferred from opinion and becomes focussed upon records and testimony, school board resolutions and and court rul ings, and incidentally there is a gen eral stir-up that brings all the scum to the top. It seems that several pupils were put out of the white agricultural school at Loranger, La., by Misses Lillian Kelly, Eleanor Cook and Mrs. W. H. Bingham, because it was maintained that these pupils were not white and therefore not entitled under the law to the privileges of the white school. At least these teachers are petitioners, through_ their attorneys, Miller & Bhrn, Covington, that the school board be restrained from discharging them mom their positions as teachers, be cause, they say, notwithstanding a resolution of the school board that these pupils shall be allowed to at tend this white school, they (the teachers) 'believe they are support ed by the law in refusing to do so, and that the pupils under the law should be debarred from the school. The case will come up before Judge Robt. S. Ellis of the Twenty Sixth Judicial District Court. The case may be of more than ordinary interest here, because it involves question of race that hit close to people who are known in this parish. -0- FREDERICK FARM PRO DUCES GOOD CROP. E. J. Frederick has been conduct ing a small stock farm of fifteen acres near Madisonville which has proved a profitable undertaking andr which he will enlarge to thirty acres this coming season. He has fifteen head of cattle on this farm and has imported a Brahma bull which he runs with his herd to grade up. He raised 300 bushels of earn on this smal farm the past season, 200 bushels of which he sold to Jones & Pickett Company this week. He used commercial fertilizers at the rate of 100 pounds to the acre, a very small amount when results are considered. ,Mr. Frederick has also just shipped 150 head of goats to this farm. Mr. Frederick is also operating a saw mill which is turning out valu able cypress timber, taken from his own land, which is finely timbered. This mill is at present getting out the cypress piling to be used in the construction of the new bridge of the New Orleans & St. Tammany Rail ways & Ferry Company, which is now being built across the Bogue Falaya river at Covington, Ship ments of cypress timber are also be ing made to 'New Orleans. The out pat is 12,000 to 15,000 feet a day. FORMER POLICE SURY WASHING TON INDICTED Embezzlement Charged for 'Lending Money to Con tractor for Roads. 0 The former members of the police jury of Washington parish, serving from 1912 to 1916, have been in dicted by the grand jury because they awarded a road contract to a former sheriff and then lent him money with which to buy equipment. As we understand it, under the law this is embezzlement, but it does not appear that any crime has been committed beyond this technical crime. Until the testimony is l:eard and the case tried there is no way of forming an intelligent opinion of the matter. The Bogalusa Enter prise publishes the following news account of it. The same paper edi torially defends the police jury: "The former members of the police jury who were charged with em bezzlement as a result of an investi gation by the grand jury were ar raigned 'before Judge Carter last Thursday afternoon when he over ruled a motion to quash the indict meants. The case has been set for trial at the regular criminal term on March 8. "An exception of prescription was filed by the defendants on 'th' ground that it had been more thap one year since the acts complained of were called to the attention of-the proper officers whose duty it was to prose cute. Testimony was taken on thiP exception and the district attorney's statement was to the effect that such a time had elapsed. However, Judge Carter overruled the excep tion. -Whereupon the defendants filed a motion to quash the indict ment on the ground. tSat the indict ment as written set out no crime under the laws of this state. That it merely recited certain acts of the defendants now compljpad' of but did not follow any stattife in its wording which is required under our criminal law. The only statute touching the subject of the indict ment is the one defining and mak ing embezzlement a crime. In rul ing on that motion the Judge stated that it followed the statute close enough to set out the crime." --------0 IA)UWIIANA TO BE REPRE5IENT ED IN THE INAUGUiRAL PARADE. In order to provide funds for a -float which will represent Louisiana fittingly in 'the parade, which will be one of the features of the iin auguration of President Wilson, contributions are requested by the committee of Louisiana women who are in charge of the state's repre sentation in the inaugural parade. Forty states already have pledged themselves 'to have such representa tion in the parade. Contributions may be sent to The St. Tammany Farmer, or to Mrs. Joseph Ransdell, Senate Office Building, Washington, D. C. An -informal dance was given last Friday night at the M. C. B. Library rooms, the music being furnished by Dr. and Mrs. Guyde Grimmer. There was a small crowd present owing to the fact that so many of the dancing set were away for the Carnival, but all of those present spent a very enjoyable evening. MANDEVILLE TO CONSIDER SEA WALL MATTER TO-DAY Taxpayers Owning Proper ty On Lake Street Are Specially Invited. K. OF P. MASQUERADE BALL A BIG SUCCESS. Social and Mardi Gras Do ings and Other Notes and News. Today at 2 p. m. the town council will hold an adjourned meeting to complete some unfinished business left over from the last regular meet ing and to consider some sea wall matters, taxpayers, especially those owning property on Lake street, are requested to be present. Whether it was due to the Lodge's popularity, a desire to help a worthy cause, or seeking amusement, a large crowd braved the elements last Sat urday night to attend the masquer ade ball given at the Hip theatre by Mandeville Lodge No. .105, K. of P., for the benefit of the building fund. The varied and beautiful costumes enveloping physiques to which na ture had been bountiful, the ever changing colors of the rainbow, the antics of the maskers, the sweet strain of the music and the rhythmi cal movement of the dances present ed a panorama unusually pleasing to the senses and one long to be re membered. A number of prizes were distribut ed as follows: For selling the most tickets, first, Miss Harriet Levy; sec ond, Miss ililda Smith. For the most original costume,' Mrs. C. W. Alexils, Covington. For the most comical costume, Mr. Harry Bour geois: The 10-pound box of candy was won by Mr. John Grothduse. The Irish crocheted yoke, disposed of by Miss Louise Menent, was n by Mr. W. Rosewall, of Coving- . The Lodge is deeply grateful to every one who in any way contribut ed to mabke the ball such a brillianL success. The streets of the town present ed a deserted appearance on Mardi Gras Day becau . the large num ber of people v visited New Or leans to pay homage to His Royal Majestey, Rex, King of the Carnival. However, enough were left to com fortably fill the Hip theatre at night, in attendance on the ball give:n by Mandeville Fire Co. No.* 1. The ball proved a success in every sense of the word. About midnight, just as the 'Fire men's ball was closing, an alarm was sounded for a Are in Wilkinson street, in a building owned and oc cupied by Mr. L. Oaiman. The house was burned to the ground. Some of the furniture- and- the out houses were saved. Cause of the fire, whcih is said to have commenc ed in the front portion of the house, is unknown. House and 9frniture said to be insured for $800 by Nil son-Frederick Agency. Loss about $1800. The home of Mrs. Margaret Smith in Car street was again the scene o alety, this time Mr. Mur phy S th being the honored one, it bein his birthday. The younger set desired to give him a surprise, and all gathere& at the home of his mother in phantom disguise, and a surprise it was, indeed. Music was furnished by Miss Alice Esquinance. Miss L. Sheffer, Miss Connie Smith, a song by Miss Clara Miller. Her sweet voice was appreciated by all; a song, accompanied by guitar, by Mr. Justice Punch. Delicious cake w.as served. Dancing was indulged in until a late hour. Murphy was the recipient of ntany useful pr esents and all wished him a bright and hal' py life. Mrs. L. Alvarez and her grand daughter, of New Orleans, were the guests of Dr. Alonzo Givens, dn Sat urday. They were here on account of the death of Mr. Marcelin Hes trest, whose demise is mourned by all. Miss Celina Smith spent several days at home with her mother, Mrs. M. S. Smith. The many friends of Mr. Jas Band will be gald to know that his wife has recovered from her recent op eration. Mr. and Mrs. Nick Smith were surprised on Monday night when a merry party of maskers took charge of their home: Dancing was the fea ture of the evening. LUTHERAN CHURCH. Lenten season services in the Abita Springs Lutheran Church began last week and all are showing their in terest and concern about their Say ior by devoting an hour every Wed nesday evening to meditation on the way of the Cross and singing praises of Him who gave Himself for us. W.e hope that good weather will con tinue to favor us in these services. IEIV. O. W. LUECKE. SHORT FARMER COURSE TO BE AT WALDHEIM FEB'Y 26TH February 27 Pilgrim Rest School and February 28 At Progress School. SPEAKERS ARE MEN KNOWN OVER STATE. A Good Chance to Have a Longer Term Next Year If Interest Taken. On Monday, February 29a one day short course will be held at Waldheim school. Some five or six speakers from Baton Rouge, of the Extenison Department, will be there and everybody interested is request ed to come. The speaking will start at 9:45 sharp. Also, on the 28th at Progress school. These speakers are all staite men and know how to do their work, and if the people will come out and show that they appreciate what theqe speakers are trying to do, we will stand a good chance of having a longer short Fourse next year. Don't forget the dates-Monday, Feb. 26, at Waldheim; Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Pilgrim Rest; Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Progress. Come and bring your family and neighbors. G. C. LEWIS, Farm Demonstrator. | SENTENCES IN DISTRICT COURT LAST WEEK. The folowing are the sentences imposed by Judge Carter last Fri day: ·Isaac Yates, flned $200 'nd coati, in default of payment to be impris oned for 2 years, subject to work the public roads. Peter Burton, sentenced to jail for" 60 days and to pay costs, in default of payment to 30 days in ail1. foo York, 60 days in jail, in de fault of payment to 30 days addi tional. Joe Ray, sentenced to pen for not. less than than five years nor more than seven years, and costs. H. S. White, fined $200,and costs, and in default of payment to serve two years in jail, subject to work on public roads. IWill Farnklin, fined $200 and costs and in default of payment to serve two years in jail, subject to work on public roads. Ben Davis, fined $200 and costs, and in default of payment to be im prisoned for two years, . subject t, work on public roads. John 'Ramsey, sentenced to sixty days in jail, and ,to pay costs, and in default be imprisoned for 30 days more. Jack Lanier et als. Jack Lanier to pay fine of $5 and costs; and yin default to serve 30 days in jail. The sentence on' the other two de fendants is that they each pay a fine of $25 and costs,:and in default to serve 60 days in jail. PARKVIEW THEATRE. "A Coney Island 'Princess," which was presented last night to a fairly large audience, will show again to night beginning with the four o'clock matinee. This is a pleasing picture featuring Irene Fenwick and Owen Moore. Five parts with the admis sion at 5 and 10 cents. Tomorrow, Sunday, will be featur ed a five part Paramount entitled "Her Father's Son," starring Vivian Martin. This young lady is also new to Covington patrons and from what is heard of her she should prove very entertaining.- In connec tion with it will be ran one single reel Black Diamond comedy and one of those funny, funny Bray Cartoons. They are chuck full of screams. It happened twice in the past month that those comedies did not arrive until the six o'clock train and some patrons were sorely disappointed, but the exchange has promised not to let it happen again--so here's hoping we have better lack this Sunday. Open as usual at 3 p. m. Admission 10 and 15 cents. Monday and Tuesday, Febt 26 and 27, the management will present the gifted little star, Marie Doro, in "Oliver Twist." This is a five part picture, and from all accounts will prove an excellent drawing eard. Open each day at 4 p. m. Admis aion 5 and 10 cents. .Wednesday and Thursday, Feb 28 and March 1, will be presented Lou Tellegran and the Japanese actor, Eessue Hayakawa, in the "Victoria Cross." Five parts. Admission 5 and '10 cents. Mr. R. B. Smith returned Thurs day night from New Orleans where * he spent the past ten days attend ing to some important cases in the Federal Court. Mr. Smith took ad vantage of his stay in New Orleans to enjoy his first Carnival.