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The St. an Farmer SECTION ONE
D. $1H. MASON, Editor A YCOVINGTON, LA., SATURDAY, JULY 28, 1917. D. H. MASON, Editor COVINGTON, LA., SATURDAY, JULY 28, 1917. . VOL. XLIII N.. A FULL LIST OF WAR DRAFT NUMBERS IS PUBLISHED HEINTZ WILL STOP VIOLATION OF THE JUVENILE LAW U-BOAT SINKINGI OF MORENI AS OFFICIALLY TOLD Moreni Fires 150 Shots and the U-Boat 200. It Is Sunk. U-BOAT SAYS BEST BATTLE BEEN FOUGHT Calls Men to Its Side aqd Cheers Them For Heroic Work. The Secretary of the Navy has made public the following report of the chief petty officer in charge of the armed guard of the steamship ,Moreni: "To: Chief of Naval Operations, via Commandant, Navy Yard, New York. "Subject: Voyage report of Lite steamship Moreni, bound for Sa vona, Italy, via Beaumont, Tex., and Gibralter. The steamship .Moreni sailed from New York on May 3, 1917. llore s'ghted before leaving harbor. "iMay 10th held target pract:ce. Fired 10 shots from each gun. Everything in good condition. "Arrived at Beaumont, Tex., May 12, 1917. - "Sailed from Beaumont, Tex., nn 'May 14, 1917, for Gibralter, Spain. I "On May 31, 1917, picked urp motor boat from the schooner (Cip sum Empress, :with four men aboard. i "Arrived at Gibralter on June 7. "Sailed from Gtibralter on June 9 "About 1 a. m., June 12, the en-C gines stopped. I was awavkened and asked the captain what was the trouble. He said something was! wrong in engine room and engines had stopped. They remained stopped for about three-quarters of an hour. Attacked by U-Boat. "We were attacked by a sub mar:ne at 4:05 a. m. on Juna 12. She was off port quarter, about 9000 yards away. She fired four or five shots before we located her. We swung around until our stern faced the submarine, and returned the fire at range about 7000 yards. Sub marine stayed about 8000 to 90100 yards away, and for that reason our shots fell short. We sent out a ra dio call for assistance. "After a half-hour fight we were hit in the gasoline tank aft, and" a ·fre started. It was reported to me that the ammunition aft was run ning low. Immediately I lined up the fofrward gun's crew with the merchant creo to pass ammunition from forward to aft. About an hour later fire brake out all over the ship and it became impossible for the men to pass any more ammunitiona aft. When I saw such was the case I happened to be abaft the main mast, and I called for one of the gun's crew to go forward w'th me. I reached the bridge, -being burned on the way; the man was unable to follow. About this time `aeer:ng gear was shot away and we ;tartel to go in circles. Orders (Gunners From Ifelmats. "Coming down off the bridge, I saw the captain and the boatswai:n, who was holding the falls ready to lower the lifeboat. The cantain said to come and get in the lifeboat, as it was starting to burn. 1 told him to wait. He said he would hold the boat as long as pos;ible for me. "I then noticed two of the gun's '-rew in the lifeboat. I orderei them to get out and come with me. We went forward and manned the for ward 'gun, with which we fired four shots before the firing pin went cut of commission. "When the submarine saw our fire was coming closer she steamed full speed astern, so that we could not see hr. Then as we could not fire any more and as the captain called that the lifeboat was burning we (Continued on page 2) Mr. Lacroix's Child Eats Ant Poison The little son of Mr. and Mirs Emile Lacroix came near lojig its life, Wednesday evening, by eating ant poison. Mrs. Lacroix had been bothered with the ants getting into the ice 'box and had 'ut ant poison on a piece of bread and molasses in the box. Their little son was cautioned about touching anything in the box, abut when he lifted the lid and saw "what be supposed was bread and molaeses, Bhe temptation was too great for him and he probably forgot 9 all about the warning. ~He ate the ..bread, and soon was vomiting it up a.gain. When the doctor arrived he a4 that the over-dose had acceae' Sall that hecotld do In the - The ant ,poIsonU was up .-d ".i~te elo JUVENILE. LAW IS NOW -BEING VIOLATED BY THE STATE Large Number of Juvenile Offenders Now In Penitentiary. AMENDMENT PROHIB ITS THIS PRACTICE Mr. Heint/Vill Enter Man-. damus Proceedings If Necessary. When F. J. HIeintz represented St. Tammany parish in the Legislature, he had a constitutionaf amendment passed in November, 1916, establish ing a Juvenile Court with jurisdic t.oµ in all cases of juvenile offend ers against the law under seventeen years of age. Mr. Heintz was made juvenile officer of this district, and has been actively engaged in search ing out such cases as nbeded h:s at tention, with a view to care and re format.on that would be of social benefit to the community and to the parties charged. It having come to his attention that the provisions of th:s law were being violated in the Courts of 'the Statre, Mr. Heintz paid a visit to Henry Fuqua, president of the State Board of Control, add asked that a list of all prisoners under the age of 17 years serving sentence in the State penitentiary, received between November 10, 1916, and July 24, 1917, be furnished him. It will be noticed that'hll of these prisoners are 15 or 16 years of age, except one ten yearqof age, one 11, two 12, and two 14. All are color ed, except two, and the one 10 years of age (colored) was sentenced to 10 years for burglary. Attorney General Cbco has given his opinion that such incarcerations are illegal, and Mr. Heintz has taken steps to have these ý prisoners re moved. There has not been pro vision for the care of these juven.les. It is a question as to how they are to be provided for. The police juries of the different parishes will 'be call ed upon to provide funds for plac ing the prisoners in ;reform schools. There are none from St. Tammany and Washington parishes. Following is the list furnished by Warden A. 'D. Bryan.. Prisoners now serving sentences in the State penitentiary, under the age of 17 years, received here be tween November 10, 1:916, and July 24, 1917: McKinley Harris, colored, age 15, catahoula parish, burglary at night time, Nov. 8, 5 years. Geo. Ebarbo, white, age 16, Sab ine parish, forgery and }publishing, Nov. 18, 3 years. Bill Stevens, colored, age 16, Winn parish, entering at night time, Nov. 26, 18 months. Henry Bush, colored, age 16, Iber ville parish, larceny, Dec. 12, 1 to 2 years. Cane Thomas, colored, Natchi toches parish, manslaughter, Nov. 14, 5 years. Bill Johnson, colored, age 16, Claiborne parish, manslaughter, Dec. 18, 4 to 4 1-2 months. Warren Wilson, colored, Ascen; sion parish, horse stealing, Dec. 28, 2 years. James Vance, colored, age 16, Ver million parish, larceny, Jan. 3, 2 years. Anthony Anders, colored, age 16, Lafayette, horse stealin, Jan. 3, 2 1-2 years. Lillian Pollard, colored, 16, East Baton Rouge, entering at day time, Jan. 19, 2 to 2 1-2 years. John Ford, colored, age 16, East Baton Rouge parish, larceny, Jan. 27, 2 years. Mamie McGee, colored, age 16, Orleans parish, robbery, .Jan. 27th, 2 years. Henry Hudson, colored, age 12, iberia, manslaughter, Feb. 7th, 9 months. Abe 'Ross, colored, age 15, Tangi pahoa parish, entering at night time, Feb. 16th, 6 months. Thos. Maxwell, colored, age 15, East Baton Rouge, larceny, March (Continued n page 4) NOTICE. The Police Jury wishes to oall at tention to the resolutions pssed by them on October 4, 1916,~aying that no 'bills would 'be paid byvthe Parish without whoever sell ng the articee or goods of any descr'ption whatso ever first getting a requiiltion from the Secretary of the Police jury for the purchase of goods wanted, and they wish to state tlt. .lnder no circumstances will bills brpeld w:th out first getting said requisition. This not!ce is given more espee'al ly to a few -merchants who have not paid strlet ettadton resol. tioas as published mIL . Tem ~;ihMeaT~9b lame? det ~O~~4. Oetobet NOT DESIGNED TO PLEASE THE GERMANS -it . ..,. ... ...... .... A number of wooden heads carved in the likeness o. leders of the Teutonic allies by French soldiers and placed on barbed wire-fence posts opposite the German trenches. EZELL TESTIFIES HE VOTED FOR _.LACROIX AND ANDERSON Attorneys for Both Sides Were Present at tlfe Examination. TESTIMONY T'AKEN IN JUDGE BADON'S COURT Testimony Will Be Used In Contested Municipal Election. Quite interesting proceedings were held in Judge Robt. Badon's Court, Tuesday. Jas. J. Ezell, at the time of his incarceration," preceeding his trial for the killing of Oscar Birch, which resulted in a mistrial, was carried from his cell, by a deputy sheriff, to the polling booth, where he voted in the Covington municipal election. For this reason, Robt. L. Aubert, candidate for mayor on the Citizens' ticket, contested his vote on the grounds of illegality. While there wras no denial of the fact that Ezell voted, it was claimed that there was no }vay of proving which ticket he voted or who he voted for for mayor. Ezell, however, contrary to expec tations, admitted he voted for La croix for Mayor and Anderson for Aldermen. In fact that he stamped the duck, the emblem of that ticket, voting it solidly. Notice was given attorneys on each side, and A. S. Burns, attorney for Aubert, and A. D. Schwartz, attr ney for Lacroix, appeared be[Ele, th.i court and Eze!'s testimony was tak en down by Court j3encArtipher Menetre. There were the usual ob jections Lt attorneys fo" urtr rides, but the testimony of Ezell shows that he voted in the alect tI in June; that he voted for Lacr:ix and At - derson; that he stampedi the d'bcK and voted the straight ticket. This evidence will be introduceýi at the trial of the contested election some time in the early part of Augu3t, ,r a special session of the D:scrict Court, it is said. ~--0----- AT PARKVIEW Chaplin in "The Cure" To-Day. The Ragan Orchestra Sunday. Charlie Chiaplin will be praoente'I in positively the greatest of all his comedies, this Saturday, when his latest releane (except the "Immi grant") will be thorwn on the screen. Charlie ii; a perfect drunk ard and goes to a sanitarium to take the cure, and there is some fun while he is taking it. The doors will open at 7 p. m. Admission 10 centu to everybody. 'In addition to Charlie will be Prof. Blanchin, one of New Orldses' most noted violinists. Lov ere of good music are sure of a treat. The program for Sunday consists of Marie Doro in "Hearts Desire," a five part Paramount feature; and a Keystone domerly, entitled "Wheels and Woe." Ragan's Orchestra will he in attendance this Sunday, mati nee and n'ght. The orchestra is composed of six pieces and all the members are brothers. Tiesday, July 31, will be present ged a vaudiville show and' pictures, introducing "Chuntess Hettie," the smalle t singing and dancing son brette in America. She is 18 years of age and stands 31 inches high. Three other big numbers will also be presented. PiLctureh will be Owen Kotre and Mi. Courtot in '"The Kiss." DOibi open at 7 p. m. Admission 10 140u 20 cents. Bu:da, Z lr Aug.. 6,Charles NAVAL RESERVES ON BOSTON PIERH ii More than 1,000 members of the Naval Reserve, hailing from all portions of the United States, are now quartered on the Commonwealth pier, South lioston, which has been t:ke, over by the United States government and con verted into i t rtining ,.ation. MEETING OF ST. TAMMANY PAR ISH BRANCH OF RED CROSS There will be a meeting of the St. Tamany Branch of the Red Cross at the High School auditorium, Wed nesday, August 1, at 3 p. m. It iof important that as many mem bers as possible attend this meeting. It should be remembered that the Red Cross is an important part of the wat preparation of this Govern ment. Its efficiency depends upon the efficiency of its pnits. The com mands or insitrucfions of officei s should be implictly obeyed as if coming with military authority. St. Tammany parish has made ,in enviable record by the financial as sistance it has given the Red Croi . This record should be further just' fled by its labors in the provision of garments and surgical bandages that will be needed by our soldiers tiat are going to the front. When .you scan the long list of numbers draft, ed into service, and then multiply that by one thousand, you may get some slight understanding of th: enormous amount of work that must be done to provide the wounded and sick soldiers with 'bandages-and gar ments. And among all those num berm there may be some who 'are near and dear to you, perhaps of your own family. The Red Cross work that is laid out for St. Tamiiany parish can only be accomplished by systematic and co-operative action of every part of its organization. There must be of ficers in control and they should b obeyed. Mrs. C. K. Warren. the secretary, has issued the call for this meeting. There are too many members to be notified personally, so this 'menns has been adopted. --0 - HURT WHILE PLAYING ON FENCE. Wednesday evening Ed. Jones. the 12-year-old son of Edw. Jones, while playing on the cement foundation of the courthouse fence,' slipped and caught his arm on one of the sharp rodes of the fence. It made a hole on the inside of his right arm from which the blood flowed freely from the quite a severe wound. He was a'ttended by a physician. Youngsters may frequently be seen p!aying on this fence. It is dangerous and should bey stopped. A little fellow was seen to slip, re cently, and fall. He just missed his chin Impaled on one of sihii or f the fne*. NEW BATHING PLACE BECOM ING POPULAR RESORT Covington now has a fine place for bathing and a considerable number of people take advantage of the op portunity to bathe and learn to swim. The members of the Honor Guard are among those who are tak ing lessons. There are two bath homu'es, for whites-only, one for ladies and one for men. They were 'built through the' efforts of 'Mr. F. F. Planche, who secured -subscriptions and attended to the details of construction. Mr. Planche also is devoting consider able time to instructing bathers how to swim, and many of the young ladies are becoming quite proficient in the art. The bath h'ouses are sit uated on the Bogue Falaya River at Sulphur Springs, and there is about two hundred yards of deep water for swimmers, with plenty of shal low water for those who cannot swim. Real Est. Transfers W. A. Parker to W. A. Swinson, lot of land and improvements in S!i dell, commencing 609 feet from ne corner of lot 10 iti section 4 tp 9 s, range 14 e, $1900. R. Argaud to A. C. Hours, piece of land and improvements in w hf of se qr sec 18 tp 8 s, r 13 e, $50. J. H. Davis et als to A. C. Hours, Farm 513, Lacombe Park, $200. A. ,C. flours to R. Argaud, Farm 513, Lacombe Park, $375. F. J. Stevens et als to Gulf Ship building Co., tract of land and all buildings and improvements, tools and. appliances, and all rights, ways and servitudes thereunto belonging in town of 'Madisonville, bounded on north by property of Agnes Baham and Wm. Bohning, south by J. M. Bryant, east by TchefLuncta river, west by Main street, $50,000. MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED. Robt. Marant to Pearl Fauria. Severin Narcisse to Marie Stella St. Manna. K. D. Holmes to Mary Griffin. Gene Morris to Hattie Gray. Ford James ,to Maggie Arnold. Alvin Sharp to Donie Sharp. Milton P. Perron to Hattie Hinkei. D. C. Varnado to Mirtha Slaydon. Ed. F. Wjleh to Hester Kle'n. Clarence L. Ragan to Ruby Louise SLIDELL LETTER GENERAL NEWS AND SOCIAL DOINGS Meeting Held To Discuss Waterworks With En gineer Kramer. MR. GRANT ASKS FOR A SURVEY. Oppose Proposition Unless There Is Equalization of Taxes. (By Staff Correspondent) The mass meeting called by Mayor Badon, for the purpose of hearing Engineer Kramer and M'r. Tims, of Hammond, express their opinions, ~\as very poorly attended. Mr. Kramer showed the necessity acid utility of having water works anl permanent streets, and Mr. Tims expaciated on the desirability, cost and saving made through a period of years, and illustrated to a great ex tent how Hammond with approxi mately the same resources as ours has accomplished the feat of inaug urating, building and malntaining\a system of good streets, mu,pieipal water works, sewerage and paid fire department, with an actual reduction of the rate of taxation, previous to the installment of the improvements. After'listening to the talks, during which questions were asked and an swered, great interest was man ifested bye the small number present. Mr. J. D. Grant spoke after Mr. Tims had concluded, and declared that he would oppose the election for a bond issue until such time as a competent survey' is made and as sessments adjusted to a basis which would insure a fair valuation of all taxable property, that each taxpayer would have to bear a just share and (Continued on .dage. 4) FORGED CHECK CAUSES ARREST WOMAN AND HUSBAND'. Case Brought Up Before Judge Pechon Remanded To District Court. Mrs. D. W. Jordan, a white wo man, was brought before J.udige Pe chon's court, Wednesd.y, July 25, charged with forging :he name of Mrs. J. C. Jacobs to a cheat,:. The check was signed "J. C. Jackobb," and is for $5.00, payable Lo Mrs. D. W. Jordan. The Jordan woman got Mr. Thos. Champagne to ecash the check. Mrs. Jordan also gave F. P. Maroelan, at the Ten Cent Store, two checks for $2.00 each, that were returned marked no funds. Judge Pechon, in speaking of the case, said: When brought into court, Mrs. Jordan as first refused to admit tha'. the check was a forgery, 'but finally when Mrs. Jacobs showed her tha't there was such a difference between her signature and the one on tuts bogus check, she said, "If I admit, will you let me go." 'Mrs. Jacobs said she would not, because Mrs. Jordan had proved too ungrateful, after all she had done for her. Mrs. Jordan said she was hungry, when she forged the cheek. That her hus 'band told her she must get some money some 'way, and he didn't care thot she got it. IMr. Jordan denied tht he knew anything about it, but Mrs. Jordan insisted that he did. Both 'were turned over to Sheritf Brewster and were locked up, Mr. Jordan being charged as an acces osry. Bond was fixed at 1500. POLICE JURY. The next regular meeting of the Police Jury 'will be hem Wednesday, August 1, fnitead of Wednesday, August 11. F. J. MARTINDAlIE, Secretary. Public. Water Sup ply Protected The St. Tammany Ice & Manufac turing Co. has flnlshe.l the well house at the source of publtc water supply. There is also a protecting roof, and entrance to the well aanadt he obtained 'without perD:Miseio"o : thkoe in charge ,b SOME NEW BILLS PASSED AT THE EXTRA SESSION LEGISLATURE 'he Dowry Act Amended To Allow Farmers To Borrow Money. 'ARM LOAN BANK NOW AVAILABLE. JQmpletion of Chef Men teur Road Has Been * Provided For. We are indebted to Representative . f. Monre Simmons of St. Tammany garish for the following bills passed )y the special session of the Legis ature. The Dowry Act will 'be of , special interest to the farmers of St. - Fammany ,parish, because it has beep to amneded as 'to give them the. aenefit of the Federal ~arm Loan Bank. The amendment has tbeen mnclosed in lbrackett, so that it may 3e distinguished in reading. The Constabulary Bill is s!mply authorization for the establishment f a home guard of citizene who may' be with poweri to make arrests, etc., ,nd will give home protection whet roops are withdrawn and assist ot. fcers of the law in maintaining or ler. The extra session has 'completed Its work and adjourned. House Bill No. 26, by :ir. Ali*,' ender, An Act authorizintLhe Higli:" way Department of the State .f Lott siant to anticipate the revenuts of' :ertain specially dedicatel faum's trising from the collection of licens+ 3s on motor vehicles, by the issuance: Af certificates of indebtedness seoU Pd by, and to be paid out of, tho ,ollection of said licenses so dedlcat- ' ad, creating between the holders :'o0 aaid certifieates, the HLihway De-;' partment and the 'ireasury of thq i State an irrevocable contract to pr0o. ride for the payment of said c vt. tificates out of funds so dedicated,. to provide for the sale of such eert tificates, and to define the duties of the Highway Engineer ani of the State Treasurer, Secretary of State and Auditor in conaectidh therewith and to provide for a fiscal agent to, whom th 'efunds shall be let for de posit, has been passed by the Legis Lature at its special session. By its terms, all licenses, flSes and penalties collected in the parishes of Orleans, Jefferson, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, Tangipahoa and St. Tammany have been set apart for the completion of the Chef 'Men- teur Road it the ,parish of Orlear.' and St. Tammany already began and contracted for and for the constro~e tion of such bridges as may be neees sary for road, and for the construc tion of a highway to extend fromt New Orleans parallel to the Illinois Ceztral Railroad to lIammond. The State Highway Engineer is aithatis ed to anticipate these revenues and to issue certifloates of indebtedness thereon, negotdiable, payable to bearr er, with semi-annual interest cou pons, to be made payable from Jan uary 1, 1920, and thereafter, With 5 per cent interest p r annum. This will place Covington. and.8 1 dell on the lino e f the Ja'ksan. High way, by 'way of the .RigoletA. Widows' Dowry Act. AN ACT Entitled an act to amend and rei enact Article 3252 (3219) of the Revised Civil Code of the State of Louisiana, relative to privileges and mnovables and immovabble, and-'epealing all contrary and '- consistent law.s. - Section 1. Be it enacted by the, General Assembly of the State of Louisiana, That Articel 3252 (3219) of the Revised Civil Code of the State of Louisiana be amended and re-enacted ao as toread as follows: Art. 3252 (3219). The privileges which extend alike to movabldes and immovables are the following: Funeral charges. . Judicial charges, Expenses of last illness. Wages of servants. The salaries of secretaries, clerths, and other agents of that kind. With regard to the wife's dower, she has no tprivilege on the immov able property of her hueband, but a mere right of mortgage, as is said under the title: Of the marriag. contraet, and of the RespectivP Rights of the Parties in relation to their property." Whenever the rwid ow or minor children of a deceased person shall be left hi necesliteUli circumstances ahd not possm. in their own Wights property to the (Continued on page 2) SUMMER SCIHOOL NOW IN 81STE SION. Summer School at the Covingtoe High. School is now in' session. Co' ditioned pupils in-'gardes ~pre~S for esaminations in fall. "For teral eoaly at school or rinxrg 314. Ht""