SWINS FIRST PLACE
SRED CROSS DRIVE
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
Fine Work Done-by Captain
Ellis and His Excellent
SLIDELL LEADS WARDS
IN AMOUNT RAISED.
Ladies Committees Work
Hard All Over the
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
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
New Orleans ........... $570,24S
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
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
The receipts by wards was as fo'
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
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.
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)
DROP A LITTLE
FINE MONEY IN
Arrested and Carried Be
fore Mayor's Court for
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
('"harlie (Iaplin in "The Vagahbul"
at the Parkview Theat(r.
Thada Ba ai in "arling fP Iais,"'
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
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
For July 4th a special program .i
,' ug erranged which will, be a,
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
W. H. Sullivan Makes Ap
peal to Men of This
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
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.
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
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.
EXERCISES OF ST.
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
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
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
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
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
Gold pin for highest average in
Shorthand Class, won by Loretta T.
Gold cross for Christian Doctrine,
won 'y Inez Lanson.
Gold cross for Christian Doctrine,
grammar grades, won by Mildred
Gold pins for attendance awarded
to Clotilde Claycombe, Elma Fred
er'ck, Melaine Grunewald, Carmelite
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
Gold pin for Music, pr:mary
grades, won by Lillian Wallace.
Gold -pin for Cello, awarded to
Gold pin for Violin, awarded to
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.
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,
For Good Conduct, Heloise Aou
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
HONOR TO SELF
IN PARISH RED
F. Salmen and J. D. Grant
Thank the Committee
for Fine Work.
TOTAL SUM RAISED
Important School Matters,
Social Notes and
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
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)
THE BOARD OF
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
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
For Geography; Melaine Grane
wald, Margaret Seller, Beerli L~b
U. S. TROOPS
German Submarines Fail to
Attack Ship of U. S.
Regiments Composed of
Trained and Season
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
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.
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.
P. J. Lacroix, 167.
Robt. L. Aubert, 164.
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
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-:
Council adjourned, there being no
PAUL. J. LACROIX,
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
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