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Te CThe St. Tammanye Farmer F a to b. D. H. MASON, Editor COVINGTON, LA., SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 1917. VOL. XLIII No. 39 • | FIRST THIRD OF DRAFT LIST COMPLETED BY BOARD Parish Farm Loan Association Now Ready For Business LIST OF MEN AS ACCEPTED FOR SERVICE IN CALL Board Not Yet Through With Exemptions Filed. LIST INCLUDES FIRST ONE-THIRD OF DRAFT. It Is Thought This Will Compose Those To Go In September. The large number of exemption claims and other matters before the local board has made it impossible for them to give a 'complete list of men accepted for serv':ce or a tast of those whose claims for exemption have been allawed. The follow:ng list, however, includes those who phave been accepted and ,who will be in the first call, one-third of he first draft, which is supposed to be called in September. The Government has announced that there is no obi gat:on to exempt any one physically able to serve, but that it has been the des:re of the Government to "disturb dependents just as little as as the necessity of raising an army will permit." It further ays: "If expefience is to prove that the generous provisions proseribed by section 18, or any abuse of them, will interfere with the raising of an army, then it is no longer adv'isable to d'scharge so wide a class and the conditions stated there:n will have to be restricted un til an advisable rule is reached." Just uas fast as information can be obtaincd The Farmer w'ill g"ve it to its readers. Bradley, Wm. W.---Folsom. Collins, C. lE.--S:idell. Keller, Chas.--St. Tammany. Speed, Charlie-Ramsay. Krentel, Wm. F.-St. Tammany. Vaultz, Olmus--Sidell. Fuhrman, R!chsard--oodbee. Duffey, Fred-Tali: heek. Sharp, M. J.-Mandeville. -Durr, Willie--Ramsay. Williams, A. L.-Slidell. Dan'tzler, 'M'ose--Starlding. Miller, Malcom--Madisonville. Page, Richard H.-Covington. Peters, W rson--Ramsay. •.W:sbo, McLeod-Mandev;lle. , aciane, Oneseine--Slidell. Ducre, S., Jr.-Laconxbe. TIhompson, J. A.-Onv'ille. Ray, Geo.-L-acombe. 'Ducre, Jos.-Lacombe. Archer, John-Slidell. Williams, 'Marion-Bush. Jones, John lleni-y-Slidell. Carey, Horace W.--Slidell. !Meyers, Otis-Coving-ton. Shepperd, Henry-Folsom. Garrett, F. Albert-TaTcsheek. Sylvan, Eugene---Cov:ngton. Smith, John-Madisonville. Thomas, lien--Sidell. English, Lee---Slidell. Hicks, James--Slidell. Parker, James E.---Talisheek. Stanuon, Jimmie--Talisheek. Ducre, all'e--Lacombe. Landry, John P.--Covington. Nixon, Will-Alton. Ducre, Maclk-Lacomibe. Berthaulme, P'aul-La'conmbe. Jenkins, Milkie-Alton. Wilson, .John-Mandeville. D)ucre. Anatole-Lacombe. Gomez, Chas: Clay-Slidell. Porter, Everett-Slidell. Franklin, .lesse--Talisheek. Powe, R~at. R.-Pearl River. 'Provensal, S dney W.-Slidell. DRILLING SOON TO BE , RESUMED. Secretary Martin, of the Meridian Oil Co., states that Mr. Frank B. Osborne. an exper'enced driller has been engaged to take the place of lMr. Henning, who has been called to the Oklahoma and Kansas Pro ducing Co., to ta!ke charge of field work there. Mr. O;borne is well Iknown in North Louis' na oil fields. He is expected to arxrve in a few days, when the drilling at Sulphur Springs will ,be resumed. 0- COL. G. S. RENNIE GETS PROMOTION. Col. C. S. Renn e. who has been promoted to administration of the 'mpe ial C ana~' an and American hos.iltals w;thI'n a wide area of Pran^e, i: ;a brother of Rev. E. A. Rennie. of Covington. Col. Rennie made a wonderful record in establishing and adminis ter ag seventy five hospitals and con valescent homes dur'ng his two years stay in England. His promotion fol l towed a ,hort three months service `'on FPrench soil. The Hamilton Spee e tutor. of Ham'lton. Canada, publish SCol. Renn'e's photograph and aments very highly on the work has been done 'by him and his ble great service in the future. MANDEVILLE IS PREPARING FOR OPENING OF SCHOOL Washington Artillery Doing Stunts in Drawing of Maps. DEATH OF J. L. SMITH CAUSES REGRET. Grocers Have Good Time and Bring Crowd to MIandeville. Manideville, La.. Aug. 17. -Au. . 29, 30 and Sept. :;. I t ,i to be memorizer an]l 'i'nl in "i.t, minds of parents. gi .'a!, end whomsoever his th' , utr >'. of c i !. ren who are to alti- 1 tIh i .!1 iY' approaching pb. e sc'i' oi troim. These dates are cll'y tI, , weeks hence, and it is how tinet to' i.'. n think "ng and ,I c. c , hat is to ',e done with the ..l. it chl , r August 29 and 30 are enroniim'n: days. On these days at 9 o, .'iu~o in the morning Prof. J. E. .lohir. n,. the ,principal, and his a :s'stant . will be found at the old school house ready to receive, grade and enuro' the children who are to attenc the 1917-18 session. This ts a new departure an.l is done to avoid confusion and delay on the opening day. It will al:o permit the meeting and interchange of ileas between the teachers and parents, therefore it behooves the parents or guardians to bring, not send, the children yourselve"s so that you may answer any necessary ques tions and obta'n any desired infor mation concerning the children pr the school. September 3d will be school open ing day and all children should, in fact must, be present at 9 a. m. to properly !begin their school work. It must not be forgotten that all children who have not 'been enrolled and entered the school with':n two weeks after the open'ag day, viz: September 17, will not be permitted to enter until January 1. 1913, which means the loss of half a year's schooling and an unforgivable in justice to the child. It is to be remembered that the compulsory school attendance law, exracts and details of which will be pu;hl shed in next week's issue of The Farmer, is to be enforced to the letter, without fear or favor, there fore prepare to send all your ch'ld (Continued on page 6) r1% FAIR NOTES. Mr. S. M. Tate, president, and Mr. E. J. DeBomfort, secretary of the Hammond Fair Associat',on, were in Covington Wednesday looking over the build'ings of the St. Tammany Parish Fair Association and chatting w\'th President Warner and Secretary FitzSimons. These gentlemen are wide awake and are after any infer mation that will enable them to add to the success of the fair. They ex' pressed themselves as -pleased with t he arrangement of our bui'dings, espe'. ally the economy of space in extending the restaurant under the grand stand. The Hammond buildings will be 36x75 feet, with concrete founda tions, and will be used for the dis play of agricultural product ,. horse., cattle, swine and poultry. Secretary Fitz' mons has made ar rangements for jointiy handling con cessions, shows, bands, etc:, with several other fair;, and advertise ments are be:ing placed with the Bill Board and other publications to se cure, if possible, about twelve good shows. These shows' would have a d'rcuit with the Pike County, Miss., fair. the Tangip'ahoa fair and the St. Tammany fair. An aeroplane ex hiL,bit is also ,being advertised for. KARLTON-HOOA\N. Wednesday, August 14, Judge Pe chon ,was called on at his residence. ,at 10-o'c'ock p. m., to unite in ma' rimony Mr. Frank H. Kar:.ton and 'Miss Elizabeth M. Hogan. of Ham mond, La. The Judge lives near the residence of Mr. A. D. Schwar/z. As a fortunate circumstan'-e in r din. the ha'p-jy young couple to ')e un;itd. Mr. Schwartz had not yet :. red having just s'aid good-n'yht to a pnr ty of folks entertained 'by ia m. ::', v'hen Judge Pechon faundrl t 1' ink -tand had studdenly gaSe dry: the moment it was most needed, he called upon Mr. Schwartz for revef. Mr. Schwartz gallantly invited th-' wedding' party into his home and the ceremony took 'place there. The grozom's mother. Mrs. Vera Kar.:ton E. L. Lofflin and Adrian D. Scchwartz were the wý:tnesses. The bride was a' very pretty girl of probably 20 years of age. and seemed very happy to enter upon her new life with *her beloved husband. They returned to Hammond. HOW OUR MEN ARE WORKING FOR EFFICIENCY AT HOME AND ABROAD 1-United States sailors at the Charlestown na',y ::ar ,? ",;orLi'_ga an interned German liner that will be used as a transport. 2-New style of German mortar captured by the French in the Aisne district. 3--Ieut. E. Lemaltre of the French flying corps and Capt. W. P. Boatwright of the artillery corps, U. 8. A., discussing a "spotting" device on Langley aviation field. ~ ~ :i3 ··· ~i :j~ ~" 4 1-Unitd Staes saiors a the harlesown n~ ~ . .. ..on i, ia a intre ,emnlnr htwl b sda a trnsprt.2-Nw stle f Grma morar aptredb~ithe renh i th Aise dstrct -Llet. Lealte o the renh fyingcors adC pW~ oati riht f te atillry orp, U A. dicussng "sottig" evie o Langly avapon ield WARNEWS FROM BULLETINS OF U. 'S. GOVT. OFFICIAL Government States Advan tage Is Being Taken of Exemptiop Clause. MAY NECESSITATE A NEW RULING. Local Boards to Investigate Carefully Before Al lowing Claims. The following is taken from he Official Bulletin issued by the i'. ;. Govern ment: The Provost Marshal General has sent the following telegram to the governors of all states: Under Presidential Regulations, section 20, paragraph h, the term "dependent ,for sup1port" has given rise to several further questions of principle, affecting large numbers of persons. The general basis for ruling upon such questions should be the spirit and purpose of the act in providing for such discharge wherever the terms of the act and of the regula tions are not in themselves con clusive. The act authorizes the Prei dent to discharge wherever the partie drafted are "in a status with respect to persons dep ndent upon them for support which tenders their exclusion or discharge advisable." Such dependency ordinarily ren ders discharge adv:sable, becau.,o. (Continued on page 6.) -0 TOWN COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS MANDEVILLE Mande.'lle, La., Aug. 7, 1917. The Board of Aldermen met in regular sess'ion on the above date with the following members present: W. G. Davis, Mayor; Dr. A. G. May lie, A. Hartman and A. Depre. Ab sent:. Jas;. Band and J. L. Smith. It was moved by Mr. Hartman and seconded by I)r. Maylie, that the minutes of July 5th be adopted as ro ad. Carried. It was moved by Mr. Hartman and seconded by Dr. Maylie, that the Fi n nce Committee's report be accept ,i and warrants for all bills approv ed, be drawn. Carfed. Moved by Mr. Depre and second ed by Mr. Hartman, that the Treas urer's report for July be received and filed. Carried. Treasurer's Report for July. July 1. balance ...... 40113.48 .luly 31, fines received fr(mn collector ..... 12.50 July 31. permits receiv ed from collector ... 5.00 July 31, licenses receiv ed from collector ... 30.00 (Continued on page Z2 DEPOT MATTER AGAIN BEFORE ASSOCIATION COMMERCE N. O. G. N. Asked to Meet Association and Go Into Details. POSTOFFICE IS IN LINE FOR BUILDING. Receipts Being Over Ten Thousand Dollars En titles Us To It. At the meeting of the Association of Commerce, last Monday, the ques tion of accepting the proposition of he N. O. G. N. as to building a new depot was taken up. The matter had been taken before the Railroad Commission, but has never coma up, pending a conference -betwe'n 'he Assoclation of Commerce and the Railroad Company. It was thought an agreement had been reached, but the Company recently made a re quest that the building of' the de pot 'be delayed until after the war, because of the' greatly increased price of material, agreeing ti this was done to put up a first-class de pot hen. It was decided to again confer with the company with a view of getting a definite statement as to what kind of a depot would then be ,put up, and to.go thoroughly in to the matter, although the plan was not very heartily approved, as there 's a feeling that time enough has elapsed without anything being done. P'ostmaster Seiler brought up the matter of securing a government building for the postoffice at Coving ton. He stated that the receipts have gone beyond the ten thopsund dollars that entitles us to one. Res olutions were adopted asking an ap pro':vriat on by congress for this pur pose. O MMRIS. IEON BERNARD. Mrs. Leon Bernard died at the home of her granddaughter, MIrs. Dr. N. M. iHebert, in Cl'iborne. La.. Monday. August 13. 1917, aged 93 years, 10 months. Mrs. Hernard had been a resident here for fifteen years. She was a native of La fourche parish. The funeral took place in New Orleans, on the arrivai of the train. Tipesday, interment, bE "ng made in the St. Louis Cemetery No. 3. iMrs. Bernard was devoted to her home, and her greatest pleasuru was found in domestic ties and dut es. Her facultie$ were remarkably pre served. Mrs. Bernard is survived by three chIldren, H. C. Bernard, Noi Or leans; W. L. Bernard, Port Alen, La.; Mrs. N. M. Hebert. Covington; 21 grandchildren, and 48 g eat grandchildren. The Covington High School opens September 3. -t COUNCIL TAKES UP SHELLING TO MADISONVILLE PUBLIC ROAD 'Committee Appointed to Make Survey and Re port Cost. PROMULGATION OF ELECTION OF 7TH. Report of Secretary and Other Matters Be fore Board. Covington, La.. Aug. 7, 1917. The town council met in regular session on the above date with the following members present: P. J. Lacrox, Mayor; Emile Frederick, A. R. Smith, M. P. Planche, H. A. Mackie, A. D. Schwartz. Absent: None. The regular order of business was dispensed with and the quest'on of the proposition to shell the streets to T.hefuncta bridge to connect with the iMadisonville road was taken up and discussed informally. It was moved by A. D. Schwartz, seconded ;by A. -R. Smith, that the council adjourn until ,to-morrowJ night at 7:30 p. m. Carried. Covington, La., Aug. 8, 1917. The town council met this day in regular session, in accordance with adjournment from previous date at 8:30 p. m., the following members answering roll call: P. J. Lacroix, Mayor; Emile Frederick, A. D. Schwartz, A. R. Smith, H. A. ?lackie, M. P. Planche. Absent: None. The minutes of the special meet ing of June 26, 1917, were read and on motion of M. P. Planche, second ed by A. R. Smith, and carried, were adopted as read. The secretary submitted his report for the month ending July 31, 1917, as ;following: Receipts: Licenses ...... ..... 7.50 Taxes ...... ........ 404.55 Fines ........ ...... 60.50 N. O. G. N., lights .... 25.00 Costs ...... ........ 2.00 $496.55 Disbursements: July 6, check to V. Z. Young, treasurer, .. 62.55 July 14, same ....... 243.35 July 17, same ........ . 1134.25 July 21, same ........ 40.55 $480.70 July 31, cash on hand. . 15.85 $496.55 On motion, duly seconded and carried', the above report was re ferred to the Finance Committee. The Mayor made the following appointments: Finance Committee--Adrian D. Schwartz, Chairman; A. R. Smith, H. A. Mackie.. Improvement Committee-M. P. Planche, chairman; Emile Frederick, A. D. Schwartz. (Conttnued on ees 6. SLIDELL LETTER OF LOCAL NEWS, AND SOCIAL DOINGS Auxiliary to St. Tammany Branch National Red Cross Organized. BAPTIST AUXILIARY HELD SOCIAL THURS. The Dunham Entertainment and Other Social Matters. (By Mrs. F. F. Wigginton) ,S.dell, ug. 16.-An auxiliary to the St. Tammuny Branch of the Red Cross 'was formed at the home of Mrs. Fritz Salmen, Friday, August 10, 1917, with a membership of twenty. 'Mrs. F. S~amen was elect ed chairman; Mrs. F. F. Wigginton, vice chalrman; Mrs. F. B. Richard son, secretary; Mrs. W. T. T!lppin, Treasurer. Miss Beulah Bourgeois was made chairman of supplies with Mrs. Chas. Dufour and Mrs. B. H. Gardner assistants. Everyone wish ing to help sew for the soldiers are urged to become members. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Brandt, Miss Rose Tully, of New Orleans, and Mrs. E. Collins of Brooklyn, N. Y., spent Sunday with 'Mr. and Mrs. Louis G. Perrefitte. Mrs. F. B. Richardson, of Slidell, and ,Mrs. Jack Willis, of Pearl River, have been active this week in the in terest of the Eastern Star. The stork made 'its appearance at the home of Principal and Mrs. H. U. Baker, Sunday morning, and left a fine girl baby. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Kelleher, -o New Orleans, spent Wednesday night with 'Mr. and Mrs. IW. J. Kelleher. Miss Mary Dunham entertained a few friends at a dance Saturday evening. Those present were Miss Emma Harry, of Gulfpomt; 'Misses Cora and Eva Hartley, Audrey RV'h ardson, Carrie Mae Gillespie, Vic toria Grey, Elise Bise, 'May Morris, Helen and Flo Dunham, Messrs. Clarence Domergue, Frank Comfort, A. A. Bernard, Russell Dunham, Pat McDaniel, Joe Levy, Claud and Mat Schneider, Felix Olivier. cMiss Clara 'Mae Gillispie has re turned to her home in Tuscaloosa, bla., after a ,pleasant three weeks visit to her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Parker. Miss Estelle Gil:s left Monday for a visit to relatives in Hattietburg. ,Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Salmen and Miss Ella Salmen leave Saturday for Waynesville, N. C. Mr. and Mrs. B. IP. Dunham are New Orleans visitors today (Satur day). The Lad':es Aid of the Baptist Church held a social Thursday at the home of Mrs. Fritz Salmen. Mrs. E. Collins, of -Brookyln, N. Y., is spending a while with her niece, 'Mrs. Louis G. Perrefitte. 'Mils Victoria Grey returned to her home in New Orleans, alter spending a week with her aunt, Mrs. W. A. Parker. Mr. and Mrs. J. S. iManley are to make Slidell their home, Mr. 'Manley having accepted a poestion with the Southern at this 'point. The Iadies Sunday School Bible Class of the IPresbyterian Church enr joyed a #icnic at Howze Beach last Wednesday afternoon. Little M).sa Louise Redden cele brated her tenth birthday, Wednes day eveidng, by having a fe~r of her friends at supper. 1Miss Eunice Hardee, of New Or leans, returned home after a visit to Miss Ed4Ith Kelleher. The P4iscllla Club was entertain ed Monday lby lMrs. Mueller at Mrs. Sam Solrberger's Il)e. Delicious refreshments were served. The club will meet next eMonday at Mrs. W. A. Par3ker's. Our Soldier Boys. Among the appointments made re cently at the training camps, appear the names of several of our St. Tam many parish boys and the people here W~11 be proud of their achieve ments as they are themselves. Benj. W. Miller, son of B. M. Miller of Covington, was made sec ond lieutenant. G. S. McCue, who has seen service in the Phillippines, and who was at Camp Logan H. Roots, was made Major. Clyde Paine, son of Dr. Paine of Mande ville, and Bryan D. Burns, son of Mrs. J. C. Burns, were recommend ed to the second train)ng camp at Leon Spr$*gs. Stanford Rayne, son of S. E. Rayne,, Military Road, was made captain. -0 KING'S DAUGHTERS. There will fbe a meeting of the King's Daughters at the M. C. B. ULbrary, Monday, August 20, at 4 p. m. MRS. P. J. MARTINDALE, Secretary. ST. TAMMANY PARISH FEDERAL FARM LOAN ASSOCIATION0 Will Be Ready for Busi ness Wednesday, August 22. FARMERS MAY NOW MAKE FARM LOANS. Law so Amended that Farm Lands Become Good Security. Now that the law has been reme d'ed so that secure loans may be made in Louisiana, the St. Tammany Parish Federal Farm Loan Associa tion has been organized in conformi ty to law, with the follow:ng officers and directors: 'H. B. Pruden, presi dent; Geo. E. Edwards, vice presi dent; Louis M. Bourgeois, secretary; G. E. tMillar, Emile Fuhrman, Leon Beaucoudray, appraisement comml.s stoner. The-Association will be ready for business Wednesday, August 22. While loans must 'be applied for on the regular application blank, whlJch gives a detaile4 account of the land, whether level or rolling, bottom or valley land, whether sub ject 'to overflow, pasture and mead ow, gravelly or rocky or sandy, kind of suibsoil, crops planted, fencing, acres in cultivation, occupied, rent ed or vacant, kind of wells, assess ment, taxes, etc., encumbrances, ,personal property, and quite a num ber of other thrngs. In fact, the in yestigation is complete. On the pther hand, while you may borrow but half the value of the property, if the money you wish to borrow is for permanent improvement or for stook or mabhinery, the value of these is added to the value of your farm and forms a part of the eecw ty on which you borrow. In other words, if your farm is worth two thousand dollars and you borrow one thousand for pe.manent improve ment or stock, etc., the value of the improvement or stock is added to the two thousand dollars and you can make your loan on three thou* and dollars security, .which gives you fifteen hundred. Tlhs is as we understand it; and as the Interest is but 5 per cent, it is expected that Louisiana farmers will be greatly benefitted by it, as a wuorking capi tal may be secured at a cheap rate of interest. Five per cent of the loan must be (invested in stook of the association. After the loan 'is approved by the local 'board, an appraiser will be sent from the 'Federal Farna b-n Bank to go over the report mad lby the board here, and if eatisfai tory the loan will be made. Those who wish to make loans s could get In touch with Secretary: Bourgeois. Tetanus Germs In Courtplaster. The following letters from the La. State Board of Health have been te ceived: New Orleans, Aug. 10, 1917. The Department of Justice re cently investlgated the sale of court plasters Ii various sections of the United States. Analyses were made and some found to contain tetanus germs. This is suspected as being the work of German sympathtizere, in an attem.pt to spread disease thereby Itrippbhg industry. Cau tion against the purchase of this remedy except from approved sourc es ,has been 'issued, this warning be ing particularly directed against the purchase in small packages from street peddlers and iW'ne.ant ven dors. I wish to emphasize the import ance of this caution ant request your assistance in removing the sourbe of such danger. Section 553 (b) of the 6aniatry Code and Stc tion 12 of Act 56 of 11914 prohibit the sale of any instrument, device, apparatus, or article designed or in tended for the relief or cure of any ailment or disease by an itinerant vendor. At this time, when our country 'is engaged in war, it is of the greatest necessity in the Interest of maximl efficiency, that the public healt e zealously guarded. We are f ate in having already enacted.4 4law prohibiting the sale of medicinal preparations by itinerant vendors. A rigid enforcement of this law UiGHT NOW will be a preeaution of the utmost importaence. We wish to emphasize the ip" .portance:of this caution and reque t your asd'tanue in lesllelng the d1 ger of infection beinmg spread medicinal preparations. T gist Is responsible for the goos- he sells and to eafeguard the public health and himself he must know Cootned o g (O ~ ~ ft..