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St ar The St. Tammany Farmer D. IH. MASON, Editor COVINGTON, LA., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1917. VOL XLIII • No. 52 MADISON VILLE CHOSEN SITE TO BUIID SNT SHIPS New List of Fifty Names Drawn To Make Seventeen Needed Ilen NEW LIST OF 5 MEN TO MAKE SEVENTEEN REQUIRED Men Ordered to Report on Friday, 16th, for Examination. SECOND DRAFT WILL BE UNDER NEW RULES Men To Be Classified To Show How Best Fit ted To Serve. Under a call of the Government for ten per cent of the draft fifty new names have been ca.led to make up seventeen men needed to com plete the draft. It is understood this is due to the fact that some men have been discharged for physical disability or other good reasons, leaving the quota lacking. The call was for Friday, but there was some misunderstanding as to the date, and some of the boys are expected to come today. Following is the list: 145.2-Hansel Rowls, Ramsay. 1433--Will O'Neil, Pearl River. 2143---Wm. Watson, Graham. 1640-Zebby Roddy, 'Madisonville. 1798-A. Schwartz, Jr., Abita. 622-Howard Davis, Mandeville. 585-~Willie Davis, 'Covington. 2191-_Robert Woods, Tal:sheek. 2071-Wim. R. Watkins, Ramsay. ,464-Eli Pichon, Bonfouca. U1257-Jessie McGill, Ramsay. 1077---W. N. Webb, F:orenville. 1961--Johnny Terrel, Starlding. 781--Hy. H. Galloway, Blond. 2131-C-has. Warren, Slidell. 1415-"F. S. Nehls, Slidell. 13.5--George Jones, Sun. 1634-A. W. Roy, Covington. 958--O:iver J. Hebert, Covington. 323-Webb Coats, Florenville. 1343-Arthur L. Martin, Abita. 1439-J. F. Oulliber, Madisonville. 1804-- eo. J. Sharp, Covington. 857-Louis Hair, Florenville. 1554--John A. Peters, Abita. l1401-Will Nash, Mandeville. '1303-4Willie Magee, Lacom'be. 2151-Izell Washington, Covington. 963-Ned Irving, Slidell. 438-Julius Crawford, rMandeville. 878--John W. Hampton, Abita. 1059-Darrel Johnson, Talisheek. 441--Geo. J. Cornibg Slidell. 880-Wade Henry, Covington. 1776-Leroy Smith, Talisheek. 357-Ira M. Camp, Folsom. 23-Morris Anthony, Bush. 11,73-Dorsey Logan, Slidell. 331-L. Crawford, St. Tammany. 1881-Chas. J. Schinnie, Slidell. 1108-Chr;stian Koepp, Jr., Madi sonvil:e. 1~10-Robin R. Stocker, Mandeville. 492--Cornel:us M. Crow, Bush. 120'1-Lazard J. Levy, Slidell. 1976--Jas.. C. Toomer, Mandeville. 565--John Dawkins, Talisheek. 800-Etiene Galatas, Bonfouca. 1747--Oscar Lee Scogin, Slidell. 1447-Lowrey Peterson, Slidell. 1049-Samuel Jones, Talisheek. (Continued on page 21 FIRE COMPANY MEETING. Covington, La., Nov. 14, I 17 Meeting called to order at p. m., W. H. Kentzel, ,president, presiding, and the following members present. A. A. Mackie, H. J. Ostendorf, Jos. Hoffman, Aug. Verges, L. J. Theriot, W. E. Boes, Jake Seller. Minutes of the last meeting were read, received and adopted. The following new members were elected: E. J. LeBlanc, X. Frey, Mrs. Preston Burns, as honorary members; F. B. Marsolan, active memberb. All bills were ordered paid. Communications read, received and ordered filed for future refer ence. The election of officers resulted as follows. Jacoib Seiler, president; H. A. Mackie, vice-president; W. H. Kentzel, secretary; Julian Smith, treasurer; H. J. Ostendorf, chief; W. E.Boes, asst. chief; 10 F. Wehrli, ehief mechanic; L. P. Theriot, Hy. Rockenschuh, Aug. Verges, Hy. Levy and Haines, ass stant mechanics; Jos. fHoffma:n, house-keeper; Nick Seller, tank man; Dr. J. F. Bouquoi, physician. The following collections were made by the secretary: I. Herbez, 41.50; E. M. LeBlanc, $6; 'Mrs. F. Burns, $6" A. Sawayn, $2; A. J. Planche . D. Lambert, $1; X. Frey mith, $2; H. L. A-,adie, $ , L. Watkins, $2; J. H. H.eintz, $5: . W. Gaatas, $2; Dufore .ement, $3; A. Perboe, $2.50; Jno. Raffo, $3: B. Commezne, $2; Aug. Verges, $2; A. Henry, 50e; IMrs. C. . ox, $2; B. Labat, $'; J. Smith, $1; J. D. Smith. $2; A. R. Smith, 41.50; Hairy Young, $2; W. N. Pate -. k, $2; J. E. Nilson, $6 E. R. Moe (Oemtnauud ae pMW6. ) RECORD DRIVE IN MANDEVILLE FOR Y. M. C. A. FUND The Poitevent Company and Employees Donate Liberally. COMFORT BAG PARTY TO BFI MONDAY NIGHT Social Doings and Local Matters of the Week. Mandeville, Nov 15.-The red tri angle war work drive to rate $35, 000.,00 for the mental, physical and spiritual welfare of the American and allied armies, was made here last Tuesday. Louisiana has been challenged to raise $200,000, of which sum St. Tammany parish is expected to raias $1200, and of which amount Man dbville or the fourth ward has been apportioned $200. Did we do it? Yes, gentle reader, we did, and then some more. We saw the bet and raised it 1,57 3 per cent more for a total of $513.40, from 287 cheertul givers, an average of about $1.8,5 per donor, or a per capita of about 40 cents per population. All on good, cold cash, no pledge cards or promis es and delivered to the Y. M C. A war work parish committee, then we stood, at "tenshun" saluted and mn.ld ly exclaimed, "next." The local committee in charge of this red triangle drive was Dr. A. G. Maylie, chairman; Mr. Eads Poite vent and Mr. H. H. Levy, and the chairman does hereby thank and publicly acknowledges the magnifi-A cent efforts of Mr. Eads Poitevent, whose strenuous work and sincere patriot:sm made possible these hand some results. Following is a list of the subscrib ers: - War Work Contributions from Man deville. Poitevent & Favre Lbr. Co, $135; John Poltevent, $30; Eads Poitevent, $30; June Poitevent, $30; Mrs. Eads Poitevent, $110.10; D. J. Mullian. $10; Mrs. H. DeL. Vincent, $10,; Mrs. G. S. Orme, $10; Mrs. F. B. Hayne, $10; C. O. Trest, $10; W. G. Hutchinson, $,5; Mrs. N. Levy & Son, $.5; L. A. Stockton, $5; Ernest Prie to, $5; Joseph Birg, $5; Eugene Es quinance, $5; Dr. W .E. VanZandt, $5; D. B. Smith, $5; Estate of Beau jeaux, $5; Earl S. Poitevent (sec and donation), $3; A. Poitevent (second donation), $3; S. P. Russ (second donation), $3; A Depre, $3; Isadore Levy, $2.50; Bierhorst & Levy, $2.50; C. A. David, $2.50; W. A. Grirnin, $2.50; Gus Mugnier, $2; Gregg Armstrong, $2; H. Borey, Jr., $2; Dr. R. B. Paine, $2; A. Hart man, $2; J. J. tienhard (second do nation), $2; Mrs. F. . Butts, $2; Edw. S. Poitevent, $2; W. *H. Russ (second donation), $2; B. Palmis sano, $,1.50; Mrs. J. J. Lienhard $1; Wm. C. Knoph, Jr., $1; Muriel M. Knoph, $1; C. W. Davidson (second donatioin), $1; W. Shiell, $1; J. & (Continued on page 6) FIFTY-ONE KI TS SENT IN BY THE RED CROSS .qed Cross ork is going ".st:y a Yrs. Hartwig has received ac'knowl edgment of donat fns to tae Tre.a ure and Trinket Fund an:l thanks from both Gert.t~ai li. Lane an. Fiederick F. Winfie.d New Yorn, Nov. 9, iy ii 'My Dear Mrs. Ha?-'.v.g--The le. ter telling of the most snc'essful col lection of you and your workers in Covington, Mandevidh:, Mallsonville and Lacombe, came several days age 'but I 'have waited to write -oui until I shou:d hear from Mrs. Bart left that the box had asfely arrived. You will be glad to :rear that it has now done so. May I express througtx you to al8 who worked for the Treasure and Trinkett Fund in your campaign. and to all who gave their gold and silver to the cause, our keenest ap preciation of all that the collection represents. You have the hearty thanks, not only of the Woma.n 'u Home Companion editors and of the National Special Aid Society, tut also, I can safely say, of the aviators who will be benefitted 'by your con tribution. I wish that I might Abe able to melt the contribution of each town sep arately and so let each one know what their collecton tbrought to the tfund, but this wIoild be a very ex pensive way togeon4uct the fund and of course we wil Ito keep expenses down to the vearl owest figura so that every available penny shall go (Coatin ed on page 6.) HUMAN BONES GERMANS USE TO FERTILIZE THE SOIL Thousands Russian Soldiers Starved and Murdered By Prussians. WOMEN GIVEN BRUTAL TREATMENT Death and Slavery Faces the Prisoners Without Fire in Winter. The United States Food Adminis tration issue: the following ar.iclc on "The Prussian System," as told by F. C. Walcott at a conference or ield men held September 12. Mr. Walcott introduces 'his subject with this preamble: This I have seen. I could not believe it unless I had seen It through and through. For se. eral weeks I Eyed with it; I went all about it and back of It; enside and out of it was shoarn to me-until finally I came to realize that the incredible was true. It is monstrous, it :s un thinkable, but it exists. It is the Prussikn system. A year ago I went to Poland to learn its facts concerning the rem nant of a 'people that had been deci mated by war. The country had 'een wice devastated. First the Russian Army swept through it and then the Germans. Along the road side from Warsaw to Pinsk, the pres ent firing line 230 miles, near half a million people had died of hunger and cold. The way was strewn with their bones picked clean by the crows. With their usual tihrift the Germans were collecting 'the larger bones to be milled into fertilizer, but finger and toe bones lay on the ground with the mud-covered and rain-soaked clothing. Wicker ,baskets were scatte:ed along the way-the basket in which the balby swings from the rafter in every pleasant home. Every mile here were scores of them, each on.. telling a death. I started to count, but after a little I had to give it up, there were so many. Died by Hundreds of Thousands. That is the desolation one saw along the great road from Warsaw to Pinsk, mile after mile, more than 200 miles. They told me a million people were made 'homeless in six weeks of the German drive in August and September, 1916. They toed me 400,000 died on the way. The rest, scarcely half alive, got through wish the Russian Army. ;Many of these have been sent to Siberia. It is these people whom. the Paderewsk. committee is trying to relieve. In the refugee camps 300,000 sur vivors of the flight were gathered by the Germans, mem'bers of 'broken (Continued on page J.) SYMPATHIZERS WITH GERMANY NOT WANTED Mr3. B. B. Warren, secretary of the St. Tammany Branch of the American 'Red Cross, has recei, ed resolutions 'passed by the New Or e.ans Chapter that are important :n he maintenance of the mora.e of ti't workers in all sections. Also a ci" cuar from the Guif Coast Jivis.I,,. arg.ng the .mpor'ance of pDovid:ng as many surglcal uressings as possi'ole. Resolutions Adopted by the ikxecu tire Committee of he.: Orleans Chapter, A. R. C. New Orleans, Nov. 3, 1917. Be it resolved, That the Ne,\ Or itans Chapter of the American Red Cross does not care to have anyone working for them who is in any way disloyal to our country. We do not care to have anyone connected with us who is in the slghtest de gree pro-German in sentiment, or anyone who is antagonistic in any way to the war policy of our Presi dent and the Adm-nistration; :hat the soldiers and sai:ors, who are go ng to tight the enemies of our coun try, would not care to accept any favors, or be under any obligations to anyone who is not in thorough ac cord with the cause for which they have offered their lives. That every worker, 'present and prospective, of the 'New Orleans Chapter, American Red Cross, Ibe asked to sign the following pledge, and alil workers who d3 not s gn it shall be required to immed:ate:y dis continue work: We, the undersigned, hereby af frm, without any mental reservation whatsoever, that we are working for the American Red Cross, not only for the cause of humanity, but be cause we think that the work we do helps in attaInizag the defeat of Ger RESIDENCE DISTRICT OF CRAONNE All that was left of the residences of Craonne after the latest and severest t the bombardments to which that French town has been subjected by the 3ermans and the allies who fought for its possession. SOCIAL SERVICE AND RELIEF COMMITTEE A sub-committee of the Social Ser vice and 'Relief Committee of the Council of Defense of St. Tammany Parish was 'busy a:l of this ,wee:. purchasing land packing Christm..: gifts for our soldiers and sailors in s'rance and on the seai. The com mit.ee was composed of Mrs. Bear, Mrs. Roberts, Mrs. Payne, M.ss 1. Levy, Miss Mutti, Mrs. 'Morphy and Mrs. Ellis. Over sixty boxes were sent, containing kahki kits, knives, chocolates, nuts, dates, soap, towels, cigarettes or favorite tobaccos, etc. in addition each man 'will receive a subscrption to his home paper, and in some instances su'bscrip.ions to magazines, or other specially re quested articles were sent. There will be perhaps 200 more soldiers to 'be remembered, and their boxes must ;be ready in the next two or three weeks. Subscriptions are coming in very slowly. Now is your hiance to help make Christmas hap py for our boys at the camps. Send in your donation at once. The following dona:ions have been received in the past week: John Haller ............. $10.00 Anonymous .............. 5 00 Mrs. El:en Crawford and Sun day school class composed of chidren of Audubon Sun day school ............. 5 41 VW4...~1. F. Bowman, Violin 1.0' Covington Gro. & Grain Co. 30.00 -0 MEET OF W. P. U. At a meeting of the Women's Pro gressive Union held Monday a vote of thanks was extended to the ladies who took part in the restaurant work and to the young ladies who acted a. waitresses. The restaurant took in $1,365.84, which was turned over to the Fair Association after deducting expens es, mak.ng the net receipts $520.58. Mrs. J. C. Burns and Mrs. Chas. Shefiteld were elected de.egutes t.. lie J'a e Convent on of .Federa.ea Cluos at Shreveport. Regretj were expressed by :he Union aL the loss of Miss Anna Mo: rell as corresponding secretary. many, and 'other countries we mna .a,e war aga.nst. We also alnrrm 'ha we thcrouguly approve of t*e course pur.ued by President W.,son in declaring war against Germany. and pledge our earnest support to his administration. Uircusar to al Organizations in Gult Diovsion. New Orleans, Oct. 27, 1917. Under date of October 19th, Mr. Harvey D. Gibson, general manager, makes an urgent call for an outpu, of surgical dressing3 for use at the front. In his let.er he quotes the following cable from Major Murphy, dated October 14th, to the following effect: The Red Cross has direct respons b:lity of supplying us with eurgica. dressings, and nothing in the whole situation here is equally important. Red Cross standard dressings in millions must ,be sent over with a.i possible speed. 'If this is not done and done immed'ately a serious ca lamity and national disgrace is in evitable. The American women who compose the Red Cross Chapters should prepare with all the enthusi asm and speed possible the dressings which are going to Imean life or death to onr men. This whole ques tion deals with the most vital things that the women of America can do for the soldiers in this war. Mr. Gibson writes: Representatives of the Women's Bureau have just arrived th!s week from abroad, and they inform us that it is 'ard for us to .appreciate PROCEEDINGS TOWN COUNCIL MANDEVILLE 'Mandeville, La., Nov. ", 1917. The Board of Aldermen met in regular session on the above date with the following members pres ent: Hon. W. G. Davis, +Mayor; Dr. A. G. Mayl.e, Messrs. Douourg, Hart man and Depre. Absent: James Band. Moved by Mr. ,Dubourg, seconded by Dr. May'ie, that the minutes of the meeting of October 2 be a,. as read. Carried. Moved by Dr. Maylie and second ed by 'Mr. Dubourg, that the report of the secretary, to the Secretary of State, on the value and equipment of ,tlhe Fire Department, be approv ed. Carried. Moved 'by Dr. Maylie and seconded by IMr. Depre, that the tposition of property holders relative to the town assisting in the construction of a harbor, be received, and given the approval of the council with the promise of assisting in any way pos siale. Carried. Moved by Dr. Maylie and second ed 'by Mr. Hartman, that the Fi nance Committee's report Ibe accept ed, and warrants be drawn for all bills approved. Carried. Moved by Mr. Dubourg and sec onded Jy Mr. Depre, that tae May or's report bte accepted and filed. Carried. M.oved by Mr. Depre and second ed by Mr. Hartman, that the Treas urer's report ,be received. Carried. Treasurer's report for October, 1917: Oct. 1, balance ........ 3089.98 Oct. 27, 2 cemetery lots (10.00 $3099.98 Oct. 4, Sept. salaries. . 97.50 Oct. 7, Sep. street light3 142.58 Oct. 8, publishing offici al proceedings ..... 58.75 Oct. 30, general eapens es ............... 15.00 (Continued on page 6) he 'relt quant:ies of dres ing: ,hich are necessary. To best en able us to ,visualize this they have informed us that cases are numnerou when an entire box of dress nga is Sed on one patient. The cal: to service is clear. It 1: for more and MORE surgical dress ngs. The summer season is ended; member; have returned strengthen ed, and refreshed, ready for work. Do not discontinue other work, bu: urge your memibers to increase ef forts in this department. The need is immediate. Your response should be prompt. Yours very truly, LEIGH CARROLL, SDvision Manager. (By Miss W. Lansing.) The Red Cross is daily sending out calls for much needed .upplies of cld white linen and cootan to be used for dressing3, packin~s, hand kerchiefs, etc., in the hospita's, and the supplies reaching them grow mo're .and more inadequate as the war progresses The Honor Guard appeals to the people of Covington to aid them l:i t'.air collection of a box of the e sulpl'es to Ibe sen to the hospitals a, coon as possible. There is not -' mar or woman.in this town wihr clr.xet. give at least one -pld worn out handker hief to help the great Ladies, please look into your rag bag and contribute this: old tab:e cloth or sheet to help save the life of some wounded, bleeding fe!low countryman. Nothing Is too old to be of use. - The Honor Guards will call at your hcme for your contribution one day next week. Let us not feel ashamed when we are asked what we have ogot to help eand the war: S1LIDELL CHURCH CELEBRATES ITS ANIVERSARY OF2SYEARS Addresses By Members of Congregation and His-. tory of Church. BIG DRIVE MADE' FOR THE Y. M. C. A. FUND. ,ocial and General News of Week in Condens ed Notes. Slide:l, Nov. 15.-The twenty4ftth anniversary of the Slidell haptst Unaurch occurred on Wednesoay uign,. Nov. 14, 1917, and was mosL appropriately celebrated.: The Afrst pastor of the church, Rev. Oscar cirown, was guest of honor for toe occasion. Of the original nine or ganizing members, mi are still resi aents of Slidell, three of whom Mrs Fritz Salmen, Mrs. J. ,M. Buckley and IMrs. S. B. Davis were present and were recipients of an ovation from the large number present. Thi ceremonies opened by singing hymn No. 157, "Beautiful River," follow ed by invocation by the Rev. 8. Wingo, who then called Rev. Bowen, who needed no introduction, having endeared himself to 8l.dell people generally during the fifteen or six teen years of ministerial servt'u in this community. Rev. Bowen spoke very feelingly of the past and ex tolled the help given him by the ladies, particularly Mrs. F. Salmen, Lhrough whose generosity the work was principally supported. Rev. Bowen stated during the course (. his talk that he had always endeav ored to build up his church around God and not to try to popularize himself so that should he be called away the work might progress as well without 'him, and he was glad to see from the present membership of over two hundred, that such ine progress had been made from such a small ,beginning. Mr. C. ,M. Liddld, treasurer of the church, was the Aext speaker, and jre.imliary thereto presented Rev. Bowen with a check for 425.Q9, be ing a contribution of one dollar each from twenty-five members to com memorate the occasion. Mr. LIddle then gave an interesting history o0 the church, showing how starting in 1892 with nine .me $rs, and the (Ceatinuet ea page 6) FROM ONE OF BOYS IN CAMP Mr. W. P. Dinkins, of Lacomhe, .uends us the following letter: Leon Springs, Texas, Nov. 11. Dear Mr. itinelns:--Often times I ra-e been thinking of sending you a tew lines about our. way of living up ,ere at the camp of Leon Springs, out unfortunately time is so short .nat we can hardly And a little whale ,o write to our friends. From 5:30 a. m. to 9:45 p .m., we have our wands heavihy loaded with studies. ,rills and hikes. We must be ready quickly at any rate. Th.s is our Last word of it. In this we ind one of the best ~easons why out of 3900 offiers, Students, former officers or lawyers, on.y 2400 are left here today. MitL Lary inaplitude has hardly decima;ed our ranks. Among those who have .eft un the State of Louisiana has by a great majority reached the high ed. percentage. Leon Springs is a great military reservation of 32,000 acres. No cul ture here, only mountains, soldiers and canon. The camp is 1300 fee: above the sea level and is conse quently very cold, especially at night. We had ice several times already. So far as I am concerned I have no reason to complain. The work in not too hard for me and so far my weekly exams. have been very good. I have gained 32 1-2 pounds here. Besides our hard work of every day, we are treated like gentle men in every possible way. Our trench warfare, however, very attractive to an officer anxious to do his best for the triumph of his country, is 'by no means very pleas ant. We are scheduled to spend most of this week in them. I hope, however, it will be the last time here. Day and night we will have to fight es they are supposed to do in the old %ountry. But to the ex ception that our shrapnel and others do not explode. Still 15 days and our time of pro bation will be over. Few days rest at home and we will meet again for good this time. However, the situ alon is pretty gloomy today in some frontq. We wilH win, never mind about the sacr.iees. Our cause is holy. With the prospects of seeing you before leon, I remain, a. AwBAUD. JAHNCKE YARDS WILL. BUILD BIG STEEL SHIPS AT MADISONVILLE Citizens Get Together and Urge Co-operation of All the People. BIG INTERESTS SHOW THEIR APPRECIATION Covington and Madisonville Unite Forces and Endorse Plans. The steel ships for the United States Government will be built at Madisonville. This is the word that has been anxiously waited for by the citizens of St. Tammany parish for the past week. When it was learned that the Jahnckes hid the contract for the building of steel ships to the ex tent of ten millions of dollars, with the probability that other similar contracts would follow, New Orleans, Pascagoula, Mobile, Morgan City .ad other places got busy to secure the building of these yards at their cities. Also, Covington and Madi sonrille got 'busy to see that the business was kept at Madisonville. A delegation from Covington, bead ed by Hon. Lewis L. laorgan, waited on rMr. Ernest Jahncke at Madison ville and asked what could 'be done to keep the 'business here. The Im pression this committee got was that there was not much chance of losing out' to any other section, but it was suggestd that a certain kamountoot. oo-operauon was desired and that some aseittance could be given it the citizen of St. Tammany would get behind it. It was proposed that e30,000 should be raised for certain waterway improvement and this amount was pledged by the commit tee. Other committees met Mr. Jahncke in New Orleans and die cussed matters. Last Friday, No vember 9, Madisonville people held a meeting at which 200 people were present, includ:ng a delegation from Covington, and it was decided that Madisonville would give ,10,000 to the fund and that the town would. close up certain streets for the bene At of the shipyards, would give a right of way on streets for railway, and would exempt the plant from taxallon for five years. in fact, about 60 people of Madisonville sub-' scribed $14,650. Monday following a meeting was held in Covington at which the thir ty thousand dollars was, over-sub scribed in about ift:een minutes, F. J. Heints presided and J. Monart Simmons was made secretary. Mr. Heints stated the object of ,the meet.ng and the taking of subsoeri tions was gone into with little dis cussion. The feeling of the meenr lng was strongly in support of co operation with the Jahnoke Company in every way possible, and the amounts were subscribed witheou hesitation as set, opposie the names below: Madisonville ........... $10,00 Poitevent & Favre Co.,.... 1,000 Covlngton Gro. & Grain Co., 3,000 dlidell Shipyards ......... 5,600 dalmen Brick & lIbr. Co.... 5,000 E. O. Davis .............. 1,000 Covington Bank & Trust Co. 2,000 St. Tammany ,k. & Trust Co 1,000 W. A. Hood ............. 600 Covington Naval Stores .... 500 Great Southern Lumber Co. S,60. J. H. Warner, for Asiociation of Commerce .......... 8,009 A. D. Crawtord .......... . 69 Chas. T. Bradley ......... 6.J.5 doulton Lumber Co ....... 1,506 A. H. Clement ........... .1,000 Covington .............. 500. John P. Rausch .......... ..000 Total ................$$9,500 Among those who attended tip meeting from out of town were Tbej. Dendinger, 8r., Thee. Dendinger, Jr., P. A. Blanchbard, F. M. Stanga, J. A. Stana and W. H. Bohning, of Madi sonville; E. P. Halley, W. E. BdL dims, Slidell; Cbhas. A. Townsend, of Bogal.sas. Ottr Shp B le, U si Bsy. The yards of the Gulf Ship Build. ing Co., of Madisonville, will boon present a busy scene. It is under stood that they have some large 0O tracts. t Mr. A. H. Clement has re, cently become largely interested ia this company. The Slidell Shipyards, we unde stands now have contracts for steel ships amounting to about eight mill lion dollars. Mr. E. F. HaIley i+ manager. It will radily be seen that this parish ,amr engaged in soe- pretty l business. The yeay pay rellj. including the _reotet works a UtH6, nor any ind~uts ecepting these shipyards, will bi abo. t two giula 4del} s. "