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SWINS FIRST PLACE
SRED CROSS DRIVE SUBSCRIBE FOR Ta The St. Tammany Farmer .00. YEAR COVINGTON, LA., SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 1917. VOL LIII No. 32 D. H. MASON, Editor COVINGTON, LA., SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 1917. VOL. XLIII No. 82 ST. TAMMANY PARISH RAISES $13,212.86 FOR RED CROSS Fine Work Done-by Captain Ellis and His Excellent Committee. SLIDELL LEADS WARDS IN AMOUNT RAISED. Ladies Committees Work Hard All Over the Parish. St. Tammany pai.-. :o:tric.uti, the large;t amo'i t ou:~Il: of New Orleans. The 1:on: r'il'ut!''I, s ~, n' with the nam, s i $1. 212 S6. These are the oT~i.,!al i.,:ur, alt:h other contribu.ioin may h ve 1,ocn given later. The followitng t.;res w'e l,1 Slished in the Sta'te, Tiucslay. They have been .incras,! d so~ne, rut S:. Tammany is still cosidler tolj it the lead: New Orleans ........... $570,24S Parishes- Ascension ........ .... 5,100 Jefferson ...... ........ 5.60: Assumption ...... ...... ".`! , Lafourche ...... ....... .I0 St. Bernard ..... ..... . 3.730 St. Char:es ...... ...... 1..,56 St. James ........... 67,8. St. John ................. 2.669 St. Tammany ...... .... 12,,0.0 Tang'pahoa ...... ...... 7,000 Terrebonne ...... ....... 10,001; Washington ..... . ...... 3,50; Plaquemines ...... ..... 9,3I4 Parishes Total .......... 79,08! Grand Total .......... 649,337 The grand total for the district has since been run up to J675,000. When R. B. Smith, of Covington, at tended a public meeting of the Wa; Council in New Orleans and the re turns of the different parishes were announced, his statement that a message just received from Captain Ellis of Covington advised contri butions of $12,500 was received with cheers. Most excellent work was done by the various committees throughout the parish. Captain H. E. Ellis of Covington did a vast amount 'of work that resulted in thorough or ganization, and Fritz Salmen of Sli dell, eads !Poitevent of Mandeville. and Theo. Dendinger, Sr., of Mid lsonoille, are especially to be con gratulated for the work they d'd. The assistance of the women in the different wards was a great help in swelling the total sum. Slidell carried off the honors in total receipts, raising $3639.22 against Cov ngton's $3504.87. a dif ference of $154.33. In proportion to population. Mandeville, with $2074.31 probably made the best showing. The receipts by wards was as fo' lows: First Ward ............ $1594.50 Second Ward .......... 604.00 Third Ward .......... 3504.87 Fourth Ward ........ 2070.66 Fifth Ward .............. 65.00 Sixth Ward ............ 939.31 Seventh Ward ......... 277.50 Eighth Ward .......... 209.00 Ninth Ward ........... 3659.22 Tenth Ward .......... 283.30 Total .............. 13212.8S St. Clair Adam, of New Orleans. Dr. Winfield K. Ney and R. I1 Smith of Covington, are especially t,) be congratulated for the excellent service performed in speaking throughout the parish and placinle before the public information that gave a fuller understanding of the conditions that called for a liberal contribution to the Red Cross fund. All these speakers were listened to with great interest. Dr. Ney, hav ing been to the front and who mav shortly leave again to take up his duties there, attracted special atten tion to his remarks touching upn, ogene: and incidents under his own observation. We cannot publish the full list of Contributors, because of IFmited apace, but will complete the list next week. This is:ue eiveq all Swards up to and including the sixth: S Amer'c n Red Cross War Council Sor St. Tammany Parish. Harvey E. ~Ellis, Captain: J. E. Cotton, Secre Stary: Eads Poitevent. Fritz Salmen, -'. J. Domrrege. Jr., J. D. Grant, W. A. Hood, Theo. Dendinger, Sr., E '. G. Davis. Jlnhn Haller. Warren Thomas, D. H. Mason, G. E. Millar. S First Ward. Local Committee-Theo. Dending e r, Sr., Chas. Ou~liber, V. Chatellier. bSr., O. J. Oulliber, M. Rousseau, P. A. Blanehard. Donations---M. Eckel, $4; Chris tha Koepp. Sr., $8; Town of Mad tisonville $100: Theo. Dendinger & Seas, $400: Peter Pelloat & Son, $50: A. D. ,.nranm Q Son. $50; Ber ald Delp't. $50; Madisnvlle Bank, $4O: W. H. 'ohning, $23; Jones &° Pilekett, Ltd.. $25; Policar & Go. iate, $25: Ideal Pharmacy. $'-, t. Oul iber, $23; Victor Faurda, S, $5; lHenry H. Flot. $5: Sidney rin. $5; Rudolph Lisberg, $5; Cooper, $5; Ernest Lange, $5; (Contianed on page 6) COVINGTONIANS DROP A LITTLE FINE MONEY IN MADISONVILLE Arrested and Carried Be fore Mayor's Court for Fast Driving. VERDICT IS $5.00 OR FIFTEEN DAYS. If You Are Not an Owl Get Night Glasses and Read the Signs. As they sped around the curve en tering the town of Madi'onville at about 8 o'clock Tuesday night t.vo Covington cars were brought to a halt by a gruff voice from the 0 irl: ness demanding, "Can't you read re, sign?" They answered that not ;e ing owls they were unable to read in the dark, but posses;ing a grca: amount of curiosily W~ould I kP ti know what was on the sign. "Speed limit 10 miles," the gruff "o. e' quoted. "You're doing 15. Cone, along with me," seating himsdlf comfortably in a soft seat of the big touring car. "But," protested the owner, "we are tak'ng this car to the boat for New Orleans and ar,'e already late." The official seeing the need of haste cal'ed "Forward" a.dil the car lunged forward at twen:y five miles an hour in search of J.itrle e Oull;ber. When the Judge hit: been located and had just chan el; those familiar word;, "five dollars .or fifteen days," the door was thrown open and another party of Convin ton people, among whom were sev eral of Covington's most populer matrons, were escorted in. "Tht young lady," said the accompany. ig official. "has no regard for s gn-." The Judge repeated, "five dollars or fifteen days." All pockets were emptied, totaling just about half ,.f, the necessary amount. Thee pr) pects for accepting the Judge's kind invitation to make use of Madisotn ville's comfortable headquarters looked very bright to the guilty parties, until some one happ't; thought of the waiting Captain a he was to take one of the cars to the city,sand duly accompanied by the official, they proceeded to the boat to make their appeal. The Captain not only advanced the balance need ed but out of the kindness of his heart offered to take the owner of the car back to New Orleans on his boat, since he had to deliver all bii ready cash to the Madisonville treas ury and the morning train was not taking perfectly health young men C. O .D. But again the Captain's indulgence was asked. They must hold the boat until the young man could come back to Covington an:l secure his 'belongings. This - he agreed to do, and the trip was made in short order, there being no oQlicer of the law guarding the road be tween Madisonville and Covington. The third car was a Ford, but the owner looked admiringly at it and said, "It is too bad there is only one clear road out of this town, or I would still be 'five dollars to the good." AT PARKVIEW ('"harlie (Iaplin in "The Vagahbul" at the Parkview Theat(r. This Sundale. Thada Ba ai in "arling fP Iais,"' Next Monday. The management will present to day at Parkview anether of Char!ie Chaplin's wonderful comedies en titled "The Vagabond." in two parts, or in other words a gen'ine s'reain in two starts. Along witn thi: w.li be presented a Muta'l Weekly and a two part Mutual drama. Doors op;,en at 6 p. m.-. Admnlston 10 cents for all. On Sunday will be a five part Tri angle feature entitled "A ..unble in Souls," featuring Dalton anl Des mond, and a two part Keystone (:eon edy entitled "Dollars and Sense," featuring Ora Crew and .las. Bel mont. Doors open at 5 o m. Ad mission 10 and 15 cents. Monday, Jluly 2, the m'n:n.'ement takes pleasure in announc n: tle oresentation of Theda lars i "Tl'he Darling of Paris," another cf ,o e wonderful Fox supsr-fiat-P-e. This feature is in seven reels and :Lould. from all aecounts. mert w"''1 1:' hPeartv anproval of all who ee it. Doors open at 3 p. n. Ada :ssb 10 and 20 cen:s. Tuesday, will be a Paramount fea ture. For July 4th a special program .i ,' ug erranged which will, be a, nounced later. ---0---- SPECIAL SESSION OF LEGISL.' S.TUR E FOR FARM IOANS. Baton Rouge, June 27.-The proc lamation calling a special .ession of the Legislature to convene July, 9 will 'be issued by Governor Pleasant THE PRESIDENT ISSUES CALL FOR 70,000 MEN W. H. Sullivan Makes Ap peal to Men of This District. QUOTA FALLS SHORT OVER FIVE HUNDRED. -lpportunity Great for Pro motion of Men Enlist ing in Regular Army Thie 'Pres.lent by pr).lamati.:n c .i fior 70,000 volunteers for scr vice in the Regular Army. The Na tional t;efense Council at Wash uig tcni has called upon the State Dc (.nse Uounils to co-operate with the L nited States Army i.ecruiting Of ice'rs in . uir.ng tihe vo.unleers to :ringl up tie Ritgular Army to war strength of 300,000. The 70,000 volunteer, called for by the Presi dent are needed at once to comple.e the regiments in infantry and lield artillery and to maintain them at their full war strength. Iiecsponse to this call the undcr signal' member of the State Dafense Council of the Smate of Lbuisiana, resid:ng in the New Orleans district which is composed of the following prishe:: St. Bernard, Orleans, St. James, Ilanuemines, Lafourche, Ter rebonne, St. Charles, St. John the JIapti t, St. Tammany and Washing ton, calls this important matter to your attention. This is volunteering for service in the Regular Army and the enl:st ments will be for the period of the war only, unless sooner di;charged. It is not for State National Guard Service, nor. does it concern the se :ective darft. It is the most valu able volunteer service that you can render to your country. The time of volunteering is now. Facilities are in readiness for placing this 70, 000 men in proper training. De lay means the loss of valuable time. Vo:unteering now will place you among troops, the larger proportion of which are well trained and offi cered by competent trained officers, thereby making the work and train ing of the recruit men much lighter and easier, and will give him the advantage of time and voluntary ser vice, which, in military affairs, are important and controlling factors when it comes to the question of pro motion. The opportunities for pro motion in the Regular Army for men possessing initiative, energy and will are greater than in any other mili tary service. You are urged to vol unteer now. Delay means loss of time, which is of the gravest im portance. The quota required of the New Orleans District is 1000. The number already obtained is 483, leaving a balance of 517 men to be procured. The time in which to make up the deficit is short. Come forward and volunteer. Your coun try calls you to arms. Unmarried white men between the ages of 18 and 40 years who have no depend ents and who are not engaged in pursuits vitally necessary to the prosecution of the war are wanted for this service. Volunteers may apply to the near est postmaster of the second, third, or fourth class, and will be furnish ed with transportation at the ei pense of the Government from the place of application to New Orleans Recruiting Station, or to the recruit ing station at Covington, La. SNewspapers in the abobe parishes are requested to publish this state ment in full. W. H. SULLIVAN, Member State Defense Council. -0---O HOWARD BURNS IMPROVING. Mr. Howard Burns was suddenly stricken ill near Folsom, at the Jas. Sharp place and was brought to his home in Covington in an uncon :.ious condition. Medical attention was immediately given him, but for several days his condition was so serious as to warrant grave doubts 'f his recovery. He is at this writ ,g somewhat improved and his friends will be glad to learn that there is good chance of his recovery. Mr. Burns had gone to the Sharp !ace for the purpose of surveying ome land. He must haved'feen ricken while driving his car, for ,,e car ran into a log beside the road and was somewhat damaged. Whether Mr. Burns was thrown out or got out after the car struck is not known. He was seen by Mr. Sharp struggling to get across the field to the house when Mr. Sharp went to his assistance and brought him home. While Mr. Burns has re gained consciousness, he is still very ill. The Double T. G's. met last weeic at the home of Miss Retta Moses. Prizes were won by Misses Leah Al peunte and ~Norma. Weaver. Miss l.41 ray was heetuus this week. TWO GIRLS WELL KNOWN IN ST. TAMMANY PARISH, FORMERLY THEIR HOME, WHO-ARE DOING THEIR PART IN WAR SERVICE From left to right-Miss Lorraine Allen, Miss Barbara Allen. Fighting at front is n't the only service that can be rendered to Ameri ca in this war. The taking away of the young men for the army will leave many places vacant that can only be filled by volunteers from the ranks of the women. The Misses Allen are see in the uniform of the elevator service of the Grunewald Hotel. They are filling places made vacant by the war service. COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES OF ST. SCHOLASTICA'S ACADEMY The Fourteenth Annual Com mencement exercises of St. Scholas tica's Academy, held at St. Paul s College Auditorium, Wednesday, June 29, closed one of the most suc cessful term in the annals of the academy. The spacious hall was crowded to the utmost by a large and appreciative audience, among whom were many of the clergy, the town officials, and numerous friends and relatives of the nineteen fair young graduates. Every figure on the program was executed with ease and grace. The academic class of 1917 was one of the most evenly efficient grad uates that ever received graduation honors from the Academy, there be ing a variation of only a small frac tion in their percentage of the com plete course. Very Rev. Fr. Columban, Prior of St. Joseph's Abbey, with a few ap propriate remarks, addressed the class, with bus usual ease and elo quence, and then introduced the orator of the day, Hon. A. D. Schwartz. Every word of his mas terful address was delivered with force and eloquence and was highly appreciated. Owing to the lengthy program, his address was brief, but every word was so well-chosen and condensed that the effect was strong er and elicited general applause. Award of go:d medals and dip lomas, Academic Course, to: Marie Louise Stevenson, Aline Bernard, Emily Hansbrough, Inez Lanson, Ce celia Roubion. Shorthand and Typewriting course to: Loretta Tracy Heintz, Willie N. Olin, Emma Pears, Celeste Las seigne, Lois Smith, Minnie Middle ton, Cecilia Roubion, Clarice Fred erick, Ineta Barrios, Carlota Betan court. Grammar School Course: Ineta Barrios, Erma Frederick, Emma Pears, Hazel Harding, Rena Mc Cormack, Heloise Aoueille. Gold pin for conduct, 11th grade, won by Emily Hansbroigh. Gold pin for conduct, 9th grade, won by Anita Garcia. Gold pin for conduct, 8th grade, won by Ineta Barrios. Gold pin for conduct, 7th grade, won by Floyd Adams. Silver pin for conduct, 6th grade, won by Myrtle Mullally. Silven pin for conduct, 5th grade, won by Marguerite Schwarz. Silver pin for conduct, 4th grade, won by Elizabeth Lamonsin. Silver pin for conduet, 3d grade, won by Clotilde Blossman. Silver pin for conduct, 2d grade, won by Gertrude Hines. Silver pin for conduct, 1st grade, won by Mercia Lacroix. Gold pin, donated by St. Scholas tica's Alumnae, for highest average in Academic Course, won by Marie Louise Stevenson. Gold pin for highest average in Shorthand Class, won by Loretta T. Heintz. Gold cross for Christian Doctrine, won 'y Inez Lanson. Gold cross for Christian Doctrine, grammar grades, won by Mildred Maler. Gold pins for attendance awarded to Clotilde Claycombe, Elma Fred er'ck, Melaine Grunewald, Carmelite Sinms. Gold medal for Music, advanced grades, won by Hyacinth Richard. Gold medal for -M-usic, intomedi ate grades, won by Heloise Aoueille.' Silver medal for Music, interme diate grades, won by Rena McCor mack. Gold pin for Music, pr:mary grades, won by Lillian Wallace. Gold -pin for Cello, awarded to Aline Bernard. Gold pin for Violin, awarded to Mildred Planchard. Gold pin for Sacred Music, award ed to Nell Bascle. Gold pin for Elocution, Senior Class, won by Marie L. Stevenson. Silver pin for Elocution, inter mediate class, won by Elise Galatas. Silver pin for elocution, primary class, won by Marion Dazet. School pennants, for Loyalty and Fidelity, awarded to Marie Louise Stevenson, Aline Bernard, Emily Hansbrough, Inez Lanson, Cecilia C. Roubion. Award of Premiums. For English, Marie Cole-and Nina Gabriel; Physical Geography, Hya cinth Richard; Rhetoric, Anita Gar cia; History, Rena McCormack, El ma Frederick, Viola Badon, Pierre Laborde, Thelma Barba. Myrtle Mul lally, Jas. Heintz. For General Efficiency, Bertha La croix, Hilda Enright, Claire Guzman, Helen FrederiCk, Chas. Frederick, Nell Basele, Clarice Lartigue. For Spelling, Cdrlota Betancourt, Amanda Lancaster, Fabian Bouquoi, Nicholas Seller, Chas. Lancaster, Fred Seller. For Good Conduct, Heloise Aou eille. For Algebra, Emma Pears. For diligent application, Henriet ta Craft, Gertrued Hines, Adam Sel ler, Blenk Young, Robt. Lobdell. For Composition, Ineta Barrios. For Drawing," Clotilde Claycomb. For Catechism, Jas. Frederick. For Arithmetic, Hazel Warren, Earl Bouquol, Sidney Blossman, Ar themlse Heintz, Jas. Nontan. ,~on Penmanship, .ildred Maher, lIes Galtas, Evelyn Earight. Alice SLIDELL BRINGS HONOR TO SELF IN PARISH RED CROSS DRIVE F. Salmen and J. D. Grant Thank the Committee for Fine Work. TOTAL SUM RAISED REACHES $3659.22. Important School Matters, Social Notes and Personals. The Red Cross drive was center of all intere ts in Slidell, contributions to the extent of $3,659.22 having been secured by the ten teams work ing for the %ause, under the able c:un;,aincies of Messrs. Fritz Sa:men and J. D. Grant, who thanked the cominmittees for the splendid results ach'eved, a large portion of which was due to the earnest efforts of ladles on the committees. Many important matters are to come up at the forthcoming meet ing of the Parish School Board at Covington on July 6th. We under stand that the matter of facilities for operating the Slidell high school next term will be taken up then. It would seem that, expecting 4 heavy enrollment, in addition to the already over-crowded condition ex isting at the close, that four more teachers are required, and addition al rooms, or a building will be nec essary and that only half day school will be given to several grades, and, it is hoped that as many *as poss:ble of the interested patrons of our school will be there to take a part and have a voice in the meeting which is open to the public. It is understood that thh rule, in regard to teachers being required to have three years teaching experience will be attacked; also that the ass'ess ments and school apportionments will be made known, and it is hopted some of our school patrons will be there that they may understandi just how this important work is done, and if there is anything to object to to make 'known their objections at the time and place where they would be most effective. The ladies of the Red C:ros Sew ing Circle have arranged with Bon fouca Tribe No. 51, I. O. R. M., to conduct a refreshment and 'lining room at their annual 4th of July celebration when real chicken gum bo, sandwiches of all kinds, and other things to eat, will be on sale, as well as candies, ice cream, etc., will be daintily served to those wishing to patronize the worthy ob ject for which the ladies are work ing so hard, and every one is asked to arrange to come have their din ner at the Red Cross boote and be served by the prettiest girls in Sli dell, or to send there for dinner. Prices will be reasqnable, and if a large numlber co-opedate in.that way a great success can be made of the affair. Mrs. A. F. Hardee has purchased a site on First street. from Mr.s A. C. Dubourg, centrally-lcated and will remodel and add to the build ings and equip as a hotel. Mrs. Hardee is well qualified to conduct the business having for years been in that line and we wlsh her success in the new venture. Mrs. Gus Sollberger. mv-.her of Mrs. J. A. Salmen, Mrs. L. T. Mi:es (Continued on page 3) -0- THE BOARD OF HEALTH FILES 70 SUITS -1 The report of three cases of ty phoid has caused a survey of the 1 town to be made by the City Board of Health. The result of this sur- 1 vey has shown the great need of it. 1 There will be seventy prosecutions brought before the Mayor's Court July 5th, the charge being unsanit tary conditions. Among other important improve- [ ments that will result from the ex aminations made by Mr. Schwartz and other members of the board will be the screening of the reset voir that furnishes the town's sutp ply of water. Heretofore this reser voir has been open to receive de posits from the windswept buildings surrounding it and should any one be indecent enough to do so, hands might be washed in it or water might be drank from the spout while it flowed into the tank. In fact, in its present unprotected condition most anything might happen to be foul the water. If nothing else re suited from the survey, the protect ing of this water supply will alone make the work of the Board of Health a blessing to the people. Planche, Henry Hebert. For' Reading, Jacob Seller, Bertja Patecek. For Geography; Melaine Grane wald, Margaret Seller, Beerli L~b dell. - U. S. TROOPS REACH FRANCE SAFELY FROM AMERICA German Submarines Fail to Attack Ship of U. S. Fighting Men. SAFE ARRIVAL THRILLS AMERICA Regiments Composed of Trained and Season ed Men. Washington, June 27.-The ad vance guard of the mighty army the United States is preparing to send against Germany is on French soil. In defiance of the German sub marines, thousands of seasoned reg ulars and marines, trained fighting men with he tan of long service on. the Mexican border or in Haiti or Santo Domingo still on their faces, have been hastened overseas to fight beside the French, the British, the Belgian, the Russian, the Portugese and the Italian troops on the west ern front. News of the safe arrival of the troops sent a, thrill through Wash ington today. No formal announce ment came from the War Depart ment, but when Major General Per shing's official repotr has been re ceived there may be a statement as to the numbers and composition\.f the advance guard. -U--- PROMULGATION OF ELECTION Covington, La., June 22, 1917. In pursuance with the provisions of the town charter of the town of Covington, La., the Town Council met this day in special session for the purpose of making promulgation of the returns of the election held for a Mayor, six Aldermen and one Day Marshal and one Night Marshal, on the 19th day of June 1917, A. D. Present: ,Paul J. Lacroix, Mayor, M. P. Planche, Emile Frederick, J. E. Nilson, D. I .Addison, Aldermen, comprising a quorum. Absent: A. R. Smith, H. A. Mackie. On motion of D. I. Addison, sec onded by Emile Frederick, it was resolved and carried that the result of said election be declared in ac cordance with the sworn tally sheets of the commissioners of election, to be as follows: Total number ballots cast, 337. For Mayor P. J. Lacroix, 167. Robt. L. Aubert, 164. For Aldermen S. D. Anderson, 161. H. A. Mackie, 165. A. D. Schwartz, 170. M. P. Planche, 176. Emile Frederick, 164. N C. E. Schonberg, 161. R. H. White, 161. F. P. Marsolan, 149. C. W. Alexlus, '152. J. E. Nilson, '158. S. D. Bulloch, 156. A. R. Smith, 164. For Day Marshal- Herman Schultz, 183. For Night Marshal E. Jones, 153. Max C. Loyd. 166. i was runner resozveu ano car ried that in accordance with said re turns, that P. J. Lacroix be declared Mayor, and H. A. Mackie, A. D. Schwartz, M. P. Planche, A. iR. Smith and Emile Frederick be declared elected Aldermen for "the ensuing two years. That a tie be declared between R. H. White, S. D. Ander son and C. E. Schonberg, and this body meet within the time provided. by the town charter for the pur pose of calling another election for the election of one of said candidates for the office of Alderman between whom a tie exists. o It was aso resolved and cr that Herman Schultz, in accordance ,with said returns, be declared to be elected Day Marshal, and G. .,M. Loyd be declared to (be elected N.Wht Marshal. Be it further resolved th~t the Secretary of the Town be instruct to for*ard one of the triplicate¥ copies of this statement and promu l gation to the Secretary of State : the State of Louisiana, in secordanue-: with law. Council adjourned, there being no further business. PAUL. J. LACROIX, Mayer. M. P. PLAN , D. o. AiDD,.i, - EMILB SPilf lilllICK, ITe. m IlRIUOS. Qualled votea of samid tiown. Sworn. to ant (agearibed to + . fore me, this E °day of Jaa 1 A. D. j.