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$745 f. o. b. Detroit, Mich.,
$807 Delivered in Covington
See it on display in the new F. G C. Auto Shop
which will be open for business next Monday.
N. H. FitzSimons is special Maxwell Dealer for
St. Tammany Pasish and demonstrations in any
section of the parish will be cheerfully arranged.
We have accommodations for storing a limited
number of autos; will wash cars and give gen
Call and see us for your auto's sake.
New quarters separate from our Complete Gro
cery Deparment.
St. Tanmmany Farmer
D. B. Maos, e * Proprietor.
Governor Pleasant has issued a proclamation calling attention to the
greil dependence of'America and the allied powers upon the Red Cross
for the relief of the armies and of suffering humanity. It is desired to
strengthen this order and to add to its usefulness by giving it a member
from every home. There are now 6,000,000 members in the three thou
sand chapters in this country, and there is to be a Christmas drive to in
crease the membership to 10,000,000. The Gulf District, which is our
district, will try to make 'up 500,000 of this new membership.
But it must be remembered that mere mermbership without work adds
little to the strength of the order. The making of surgical dressings, the
knitting of warm clothing and the provision of needed supplies of all
kinds is what counts for the relief of our soldiers. There has been much
done 'by the women of our parish, but a great deal more could 'be done
if there was a worker in every home. There are a few women who are
constantly working. But how many are there, if asked what they had
done, who would 'be compelled to reply that they had done nothing?
Read the Governor's proclamation on another page, remember the
many appeals that have been made by President Wilson, ask your parish
chairman how many, many more surgical dressings and knitted goods are
needed. Then if you are not a member join and get to wort, and if you
are and have been something of a slacker in this work, get busy and make
up for it. Appeals are coming in strong for more and more sulplies.
it may be your own boy that will suffer for lack of them. If not, some
other boy will. Some boy who is fighting to save his country-to give
you liberty and protection.
Any woi n who thinks this over, if she has the heart of a mother, will
feel that she cannot in justice to herself keep out of this work. Even the
'busiest may find time to do something for those who are risking life for
their country.
In the resignation of Mr. C. M. IAddle from the school board, the parish
loses one of the most earnest and efficient members Mr. Liddle has
always been a great friend of education and a conscientious wor'.er for
advancement of the schools. His resignation is to be regretted.
FOR SALE-Car load of good
young mules. Cheap. Call and see
FOR SALE-New six-room house,
13 lots, on one of main streets.
dobt. Iange, Madisonville.
BASH and DOORS at 1 )w prices,
at Alexius Bros. & Co. dl-4t
WANTED-25,000 men for the
United States Navy. Wonderful op
portunities for young men between
the ages of 18 and 35 years. Men
who registered June 5th are e4=9l0e
ofr volunteering in the Navy, except
those who have been notified by loca
boards to report for examinaton.
Firemen are especially needed.
Age 21 to 35 years. This rate is
the beginning of a mechanical ca
reer in the Navy, and leads to ad
vancement to all higher grades.
Apprentice Seamen are also need-'
ed. Age 18 to 30 years. This rate
is the beginning of a career in the
Navy and leads to advancement to
all higher grades.
FOR RENT-Two Lnfurnished
rooms, screened, modern conveni
snees. Phone 294. d8-2t
LASH and DOORS at low prices,
it Aleztu Bros. & Co. d1-4t
Two ox wagons, one Linsey and
one Cliff-Williams, in thorough or
der, for quick purchaser. $50 and
$75 will take them. Ernest Prieto,
Mandeville, La. oc27tf
FERTILIZER-For oats and win
ter vegetables. Famous 'Meridian
Brand. Low -prices. Alexius Bros.
& Co. dl-4t
FERTILIZER-For oats and wan
ter vegetables. Famous Meridian
Brand. Low prices. Alexius Bros.
& Co. dl-4t
One cream colored young Jersey cow.
No marks or brands. Short turned
in horns. Reward offered. Notify
Chas. J. Moultis, Slidell. n24-3t
FOR S1AFI-Ten thousand onion
plants. Red Bermuda. White 1ler
muda and Red Creole; $ L.') per
thousand. Apply to Dr. M. R. Fish
er. Covington. La. dS-tf
In a child that is subject to at
tacks of croup, the first indication of
the disease is hoaresness. Give
chamberlain's Cough Remedy as
soon as the child becomes hoarse and
the attack may be warded off and
all danger and anxiety avoided.
sows and one boar, Duroc Jerseys.
Gone since Sunday week, November
25. Reward of $10.00 will be paid
for their return to Paul Laborde, Jr.,
Covington, La.
WANTED-Tar burners by con
tract; $4.00 per ,barrel, with light
wood and barrels furnished. Apply
"SDP" care of this office.
WANTED-To purchase cord wood
4 foot pine or hard woopd, in car lots.
New Orleans Stock-Food Co., New
Orleans, La.
Succession of William A Martin.
No. 21, Succession Docket.
Twenty-Sixth Judicial District Court,
Parish of St. Tammany,
State of Louisiana.
Whereas Ernest Prieto has pe
titioned the court for letters of ad
ministration on the estate of the
late William A. Martin, deceased in
Notice is hereby given to all whom
it may concern, to show cause, with
in seven days, why the prayer of the
said petitioner should not be grant
ed and why the descriptio and valua
tion of the said estate, on file in the
office of the Clerk of this Court,
should not 'be approved and homolo
By order of the Court.
This 5th day of December, 1917.
d8-3t Chief Deputy Clerk.
Covington. People Should Heed Its
Have you a sharp pain or a dull
ache across the small of your back?
Do you realize that it's often a time
ly sign of kidney weakness? Prompt
treatment is a safeguard against
more serious kidney troubles.
Use Doan's Kidney Pills. Profit
by this nearby resident's experience.
Mrs. J. Key, 632 S. Salceda St.,
New Orleans, Ia., says: "My kid
neys troubled me a great deal.
when I got up in the morning, my
back was sore and lame and I tired
easily. My back ached and I had
frequent headaches. My kidneys
acted irregularly. Dean's Kidney
Pills stregnthened my back and re
lieved all symptoms of kidney
Price 60c, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy-get
Dcan's Kidney Pills-the same that
Mrs. Key had. Foster-Milburn Co.,
Props., Buffalo, N. Y. -Adv.
fact, we are informed that the con
tractor has advised that trree thou
sand yards of shells will be delivered
iere within tes days. and we knsuw
the Mayor will be right on the Job
in his new car.
The Radcliffe Cliautauqua., which
was successfully held here Nov. 30,
Dec. 1 and 3, with a devotional ser
vice and sermon by Dr. J. G. Corn
well, a very forceful and logical
speaker whom it was a pleasure to
hear. While we understand a great
financial success was not attained
the educational value of the lecture
and entertainments given at the sih
performances were great and on dif
ficulty was had in obtaining guaran
tees for next year's Chautauqua, in
fact, double the number of signa
tures were had over those of this
The School League met in regular
session Tuesday, 'Dec. 4. After dis
posing of routine business a very in
teresting paper by Mrs. Chas. Gus
man, entitled "Our School Twenty
Years Ago," in which some very in.
teresting facts were brought out.
Mrs. Guzman was first president o1
the School League twenty years ago.
The paper is as follows:
Twenty years ago there was no
public school in Slidell. The cause
was this: in order to have a public
school an enrollment of thirty pupils
with average attendance of twenty
two, was necessary. The teachers
salary was '$25 a month with board
free. The parish granted bu three
months school a year. Therefore,
either for insufficient enrollment or
lack of fund's Slidell was without a
public school.
There was no public school build
ing. For years the Pythian Hall and
sometimes another building which
was 'built for the use of various re
ligious sects for their church ser
vices, and called a club house, were
used for the scohool.The school was
fitted up with long wooden benches
of common rough lumber. Desks
were unheard of luxuries. The
teacher used a small wooden table,
rough and unlovely. These were the
uncomfortable and unattractive fur
nishings of our school.
In looking back a few years before
this time--about 22 years ago---I re
member Miss Brown was teacher
here, and before her Miss Ellen 01
sen--both very fine women and held
in high esteem by the people of Sli
There was always a private school
and a parochial school, these two
schools made it hard to get a suffici
ent enrollment to have a public
Miss Lydia Neuhauser taught a
private school during the three years
that there was no pulblic school. We
all loved her very much. She had
35 or 40 pupils. They were crowd
ed in the club house, with none o0
the comforts of a modern school.
Seventeen years ago Judge Jos. B.
Lancaster was appointed Suwerin
tendend of Education for St. Tam
many parish. He was a fine man,
and knew the value of education. He
loved the children. "Love begets
love"-so we all loved Judge Lan
Judge Lancaster ibegan to build up
the Slidell school. He appointed two
teachers, ,Miss Sarah Hughes and 'Mrs
Mamie Gegartl. He increased the
term from three months to six
months. The old Pythian Hall was
used, with a calico curtain stretched
across to make two rooms. Many of
the pupils were asked to bring their
own benches. There were about 80
pupils enrolled.
After this the population of SLidell
grew so rapidly that at one time it
was necessary to teach in three dif
ferent buildings.
On Jdne 23, 1904, some of the
good ladies of the town proposed the
building of a school house. They
banded together and called them
selves the 'cBhool .Society." The
Vegetable Oil Bu.
St. Tammany SoreThra
Rheuma '
Pine Trees SkinD
Recent discoveries of uses for Pe Oi brought out the fact that it is one
of the greatest of healers in most all eruptions, has wonderful medicinal
properties in the treatment of many disasesm and is unexcelled as a house
hold remedy generally.
Our 1918 Christmas
Saving Club Now Ope
On December 15, 1917, we will distiibute $4,800.
among 381 members of our 1917 Christmas Saving Club
Be one of our 198 Christmas Savings Club; you can start with a payment of:
FIVE CENTS, or ONE DOLLAR, and receive a check on December 15,' 1918,
for your savings with 4 per cent interest added.
Now is the time to plan for next CHRISTMAS.
COVINGTON. Branch at Mandeville.
dues were '10 cents a month and they
gave entertainments to raise money
for the building of the school. The
school was erected and ready for the
October term. It was paid for in
three years by tfis school Society.
On July 4, 1904, the -first celebra
tion on that holiday in Slidell, was
given. It was a barbecue and given
on the new school grounds. State
Supt. of Education J. B. Aswell was
present and addressed the people. A
brass band from New Orleans and
dancing made the day a Jolly one.
Mrs. Carrie Crawford was the
chairman of the ice cream commit
tee. She and the others on her com
mittee made and froze 60 gallons of
Ice cream. This was every bit sold
and the sum of $560 was made on
that day. Of this amount $432 was
clear profit. This went toward the
building fund.
The new school cost $2800, of
which $900 was given by the school
board, the balance was paid by the
School Society.
Mrs. Hattie Hughes was employed
as the first principal of the new
school. She had three assistants.
The following year it was thought
best to have a man principal. Prof.
Fenton was employed.
Many others in Slidell besides my
self can look back over the past
twenty-five years, and marvel at the
rapid advancement in the education
al system. Imagine having no pub
lic school building--using make-shifts
filled with uncomfortable, rough
benches, and only a three months
term, as compared with our school
This advancement has convinced
me that a woman's sphere is where
she can do the most good for man
kind, and is not confined to the
hoe alone. Had it not been for the
work of the public spirited women of
Slidell, our school of today could not
have attained its present efficiency.
Just a ward for our school of to
day. I appreciate deeply this fine
building and its splendid equipment.
I appreciate the good work of our
Ward Director, Hon. C. M. Liddle,
who has so unselfishly devoted his
time and energy for the betterment
of our schbol.' I am proud of our
school today. I am proud of its ef
flcient teachers headed by Prof. H.
U. Baker, whose good work in the
school will never- be forgotten in
Prof. H. U. IBaker, who had just
returned from his trip North, gave
a description of his journey, dwell
ing rparticularly on school playground
and discipline exercises in the dif
ferent schools visited at Gary, Ind.,
Chicago, Ill., and Madison, Wis.
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Leinhard, of
New Orleans, and Miss Eloise Mar
mion, of Pass Christian, Miss., were
visitors to 'Mr. and 'Mrs. W. J. Se
bastian, last Sunday.
Mrs. F. Salmen, Miss Ellarose Sal
men, Mrs. C. Cunningham, attended
the wedding in New Orleans of Miss
Mary Grassin to Lieut. Maunsel W.
Wilkinson, son of the late Dr. J. B.
Wilkinson. 'Miss Salmen was brides
maid and the only attendant:
Mr. C. M. Tilley left Monday on a
business trip to Mobile and Laurel.
Miss Edna Arnold is in receipt of
a piece of German air plane gasbag
from "somewhere in France," which
makes us feel as though we are not
so far away from the battlefields,
though more than three thousand
miles distant.
The Southern Lailway is taking
.on girl clerks wherever possible to
replace men called to service. Alt.
W. A. Parker now has two young
ladfes, Miss Florence Gnssnm and
Miss King, on his eleuical foro,'aaA
New Odems Gregt North Railroad
Every Saturday and Sunday
to New Orleans
From following stations at fazes named:
Fare for Round Trip
. POM Saturday Sunday
FOLSOM ........... ....... ~85 1.
ONVILL ................ s.5 1.25
BAMIA Y...5........... .. t 1.00
COVINGTON .............. tl 1.00
ABITA SPRINGS.......... 7 15 1.00
MA IVILL .......... 1. 1.00
IACOMU ................ 1.0 LeOO
Tickets good going and returning on date of ol
For further partieulars oall on Agent or write
905 Whitney Central Bldg.,
New Orleans, Louisiana.
Are prepared to give yout
1. The best average prices in St Tammany parish. 'i
2. Sixteen ounces to the pound.
3. Complete satisfaction or money back.
"We deliver the goods"
we undertand is obtaining good
Miss A. T. Bell spent the week-end
here as guest a the home of Mr. and
Mrs. E. F. Halley.
Mrs. W. A. Parker and two child
ren returned Sunday from a visit to
her sister, Mrs. Gillispie at Tusca
loosa, Ala.
Mrs. W .H. Thompson spent last
Thursday with Mrs." B. P. Dunham.
Mrs. J. B. Manley returned from
Laurel after spending Thanksgiving
with her mother.
,Miss Estelle Gillis spent Monday
in New Orleans.
The teachers and onlcers of the
Baptist Sunday School are rehears
ing the children of the primary de
partment for their entertainment to
be given <Christmas eve.
tMrs. J. H. Dunstan, of Washing
ton, D. C., is expected here Monday
to be t holiday guest of her son
and di r4n-law, 'Mr. and Mrs.
J. R. . a.an.
Mr. . D. Grant speat Wednesday
among Slidell friends and reports
Mrs. Grant doing very nicely
her recent operation.
Dr. .E. B. Itddlee, who was
ported so seriously ill at the To
Inslrmary in Nev Orleans, we
pleased to state, is doing very ni
and is expected to recover rapidly.
Hon. C. M. IAddle, we are adv
ed, has resigned as school direct
for this ward, and we unders
Mr. H. W. Woodruff, Jr., has
recommended as his successor.
regret exceedingly to note the
nation of Mr. Liddle, who has S
complished a great deal for school
in this district and his services ht
been appreciated by many of tb
school patrons who feel deeply tb
loss the schools have susta
However, Mr. Woodruff is a
capable and energetic ma' p
whom we may expect good reeu
should he be elected to the positio
Eloise Arnold entertained
of her friends at a birthday
Bunday. Games were played and
freshments consisting of d
punch and seke were served. .

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