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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.
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