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SUBSCRIBE OR.'-T eS.T in~ n amrw~In
The St. Tammany Farmer
Government Will Get After You If You Are Income Tax Slacker
Eads Poitevent is Credited
With Fine Work in the
Drive for Members.
upt. Harris, Supt. Lyon,
Asst. Supt. Bauer, and
Prof. Johnson Talk.
(By Staff Correspondent.)
Mandeville, Jan. 2-A glorious
New Year, bright -nd sorrowle
to The Si. Tammany Farmer and the
Red Cross membership, ts the hearty
wlshws et your cecrreapondent.
The result of the Red Cross mem
ber.,hip drive in the Fourth Ward is
as follows: 639 members for a to
tal of $796.00, of which 114 mom
bers. for :a total of $271.00, were en
rolred In Mandeville proper.
We announced that we were go
inm after the b'ue ri'bhon in this
drive and we opine that we have
won it; if not, we are a very safe
second, and the fellow who bea' us
will know that he has been in a
Before c'osing the Red Cross drive
your correspondent believes it only
right and just that ful' credit and
honor should be given Mr. Eads
Poitevent, St. Tammany parish chair
mnan and campaign manager, whose
intelligent, indefatigable and self
sacrificing labors in tht: human, pa
triot' and Cod'y caaiue made possible
the bririant achievement obtaiped
throughout the parish. His time
and purse were ever subject to the
demands of a self-imposed duty, a"
he saw it, and he gave of both with
a liberality and generosity that so
ndbly bespoke a spirit overflowing
with Americanism, patriotism and
humanity, that it should be consid
ered a privilege to follow, for emu
late him ft impossible:
To Eads Poitevent was assigned a
g'gantic task, he accepted without a
quiver and was faithful to the trust
imposed on him for 'he led us over
the top and planted the plarish ban
ner of patriotism on the pinatcle of
-fame of dutiful deeds cheerfully
done-- man among men.
La.t night in the midst of a bril
liant assemb'y, words of wiedom, in
spiring music and terpsichorian feats
the Mandeville school was dedicated.
Mr. T. H. Harris, State Superintend
ent of Education, Mr. E. E. Lyon,
parish Superintendent; Mr. N. Bauer,
1st. as&t. Supt. of Education for New
Orlean , and Prof. J_ E. Johnston,
made Interesting and instructive ad
dresses covering every feature of
education and schools and were es
pecially complimentary regarding the
new school buf'ding. Mayor W. E.
Davi, presided with School Director
H'. HL evy as Master of Ceremonies
and Pr. A. 0. Maylie as chairman of
the reception committee. The school
children sang "America" and "Star
Spangled Plaun-'r" and during the
singing of the latter song an im
mense American flag, apparently di
rented by spirit hands, slowly un
furied and epread Itself across the
stage adding to the enthusiasm or
the song. During the course of the
entertainment those two cheerful
and lovable children, Geraldine and
Robert, sane a number of new patri
otic songs which captured the house
and contrihuted much to the pleasure
of the c:en!ng.
Mis' Pau'!ne Cornibe, who so suc
cessfully direoted and accompanied
the chorus, earned and is herewiti
tendered the committee's thanks.
The exercises concluded with dane
!jr' nn-, the wee small hours.
To the Women's School League I
<' f^P1 c-f et for the snlendid sue
eOms attained in carrying out the
factdat'oo 'ioomies. They he'ied
arrange the program, decora'ed the
udi'or'um. mnad^ and served hot
chneil te and c'lffee luscious cakes
and delifons daintic .
The members. especially the new
members ef Maodervie Red Crrs
'iothli'ry wi 1 o'eise take notice that
the rccns are ama'n open and work
on armn ns, aw em'ers and -urgic'il
dressings has been resumed. The
rooms are one- on Mondnys. Wed
nesdars and Friday from 2 to 5 p.
m. It you cannot attend every day
and 1ll the time come scne days for
part of the time, and if you canno'
attend at al!. come get sewing to b
done at home. Garments and h-rnd
ages are ulrc 2dt:y needed, therefore
your attendonce and services are re
quested and ahso utely needed.
When the flan of A. Depre &
Sons 'ermanently cloned its doors on
last Monday night, there was written
the last chapter in the history of the
oldest landmarks of the town. The
S e(suawed ms psgp 1)
ý If
This young French woman is engaged in one of the lowly but necessary
occupations connected with warfare. She is washing the mud from the shoes
of the soldiers who are defending her country from the Germar hordes. This
task keeps many hundreds of girls busy ilH the time.
Abita Springs, Jan. 1, 1918.
Editor St. Tammany Farnmor:
Driving through the country th
other day, I saw so many patchos c
orry looking corn and an eet pota
toes, etc., badly cultivated, wholly
negligible as a crop, that it soem cr
to me a community plan to culti-ate
and work the land would be worth a
trial. If the time and seed were
charged on these small patches, I
believe It would show a loss, and
they could buy in the open market
more food value for less money and
devote their time to better advant
Let w; suppose that ten men band
themselves together land agree to op
erate thirty acres, or twenty, of
cleared land on one of the members'
farms, paying a reasonable rent on a
certain day (the sooner the better).
They meet and bring their teams and
plows, plow the ground and subsoil
It, using two or four horres in the
plows and having previously scatter
ed one ton of lime to the acre, al'
the leaves and stable manure they
could get together, and then ten days
before planting time get busy and
re-plow and harrow 'the ground, su:P
plementing the stable manure with
800 pounds of commerc :1 ferttlizer
in the shape of bone - 1 and acid
pho'.phate (400 pc ..s of each).
When the good planting days come
along, they rush the seed into the
ground and pay one of the members
so much a day to work the crops and
the balance burn tar, cut wood, etc.,
whatever occupation they choose,
knowing that the crop was being
worked, and they could at harvest
time gather with their whole families
and divide the crop, any surplus
could be nojd and the Government
would find a market.
Prof. Dodson, of the Agricultural
Department, Baton Rouge, would, I
feel sure, assist with his advice and
lend practical men to assist.
If the plan were given a trial, and
no doubt the banks would help, there
would ibe a good many more potatoes
and corn raised and several good fat
-'gs to kill next January. It is the
waste of valuable time and the poor
method of plowing and making the
eed bed that every droath that
.omes clong kills off, or stunts the
7rowth because there Is not depth
'nough to the seed bed to ho'd and
rn'erve the mo'sture when we get
'he winter ra'ns. to say nothng of
he lack of humus. So 'et us get
'nusy and cut out the "lost motion."
"o-operation is the woid.
Mrs. Smith died at her home in
Mandeville at 1 a. m. Friday. Mrv.
Smith came from an old Quaker
family of Pennsylvania, and was re
lated to Bishop Levering, of Ba.ti
more. She was the widc w of the
late Philip C. Smith, marshal of Man
deville, and was the mother of the
present marshal, Ph11 Smith. She
was also an aunt of lin. Lewis L.
- Morgan, of Covington, our former
"ongressman from this diftrlct. Mrs.
Smith had been I'll for the past six
1 months. She was sabout 68 years of
e age. Arrangement*sdr the funeral
e have not been annouog&at the time
we go to pres.
By. F. fachem:n, Jr., Club Agent.)
As a mater of logic, pork ought
.o feed the Allies to victory. No
other live stock reproduces as fa t
s she hod' It reaches the marke
earlier, dresses out more meat to
00 pounds Lveweight, a large per
'entage of the eircass in edible. the
meat has mcre foqd value to the
pound, and the fat is more usefu:
:han that of other animas.
One sow should produce two lit
ters of pigs a year. If ten pigs
from the'c two litters live and reach
market alt the weight of 200 pounds
each, that is a ton of weight. About
1600 pounds of that ton is meat,
wi:bh the minimum of waste from
bones and gristle. No other animal
can approach this record.
The corn crop this year seems to
fall in with the plan3 'of a big pork
crop. The nation has harvested a
record crop, which is estimated to be
3,200,000,000 bushels. This is just
500.000,000 bushels above the 1916
yield, and it 13 evident that this
surplus fed to pigs would produce
over 25,000.000 additional swine for
the s'aughter houses of the Country.
As this is a quarter of a hog for
every person in the United State-,
says John E. Pickett, it is unques
tionably sufficient for victory.
Two hundred and twenty - nine
boys in our parish agree with Mr.
Plcket5, and have taken up the task
at raising a hog for market for the
aroming fall, so not counting the
hogs marketed by the adu't farmers.
these boys will place two carloads
more on the market, with the satis
faction that they know they have
done their share In increased food
nrodue ion. and not forgetting that
they have realized quite a nice little
ank account.
Swat the Tlacker Hen.
With the present price of feed
and 'he increa ing (arse demand rcr
eggs, at the nresent hirh nrice thev
are commanding, let's feed only the
chickens that are giving us returns,
and this can be brought about by
culling the average farm stock
Everyone look carefully aI+ v' ur flo"k
noticing the fowls with ma'e shanks.
beak. ear lobe; and vent, which,
with the wide-a.ant flexible pe v'c
bones, mark the laying hers. *'e-"-.
- the h'-d w-'" yellow shanks,
beak. ear lobes "nd vent, with pelvic
bone- clage to-rther a-
and can be much more economical if,
The m,'ea shourd be e''m'n-t"A
from all flocks, when the egg' are
"o t wanted for 's,'ttng m'rposes. In
that way the ePgs wll keep better
and the hens' laying period will ma
terially increase.
Covinreon. .La., Jan. 2, 1918.
To the Stockholders of the Mackie
Pine Oil Specialty Co., Inc.:
Notice is hereby iven in atceord
ance with Article IV of the charter
that a general meeting of the stock
ho'ders for the election of five (5)
Directors of the Mackie Pine Oil
Specialty Company, Inc., will be held
on Monday, January 14, 1918, at the
office of the company at Covingiton,
La., between the hours of 10 a. m.
end 12 noes.
15-2t Septy-Treas.
Bradstreet Company Tells
of War's Influence
on Prices.
War a Moving Feature In
the Trade of United
Nineteen hundred and sevrnteen
will be memorable because the great
est of the world's democracies, the
'nited States of America-its for
eign commerce forbidden, its mer
chant ships sunk and its cit:zens
foully murdered-forsook the paths
of neutrality and went forward to
seek with the sword peace and rep
a: aticn from a country which thru
we years preceding uhd broken its
plighted word to us, had treacher
ously a sailed us while professing
friendship, and had drenched the
vhole world in blood.
By and through this act and the
consequences growing out of Amern
-a's absolutely necessary step, the
war took on a new character, the
irrepressible conflict between the
world's two great systems of govern
ment became clearly defined, and
this country, once sneered at as a
mere collection of traders in the mis
lortunes of others, stood revealed as
one willing to battle and suffer for
ideals to which its enemies declared
t was an absolute stranger. Nat
urally, the trade history of such al
year as that just closed is a diffiicult
one to write because old standard:
of living were perforce abandoned
now and strange problems presented
themselves to be solved, and new
rules of action and measures of at
tainment were set up. It is still,
even nine months after our formal
embarkation in the war, difficult to
say what final success attended this
country's efforts to adjust itself to
war conditions, but it may at once
be said that many of the steps taken
and the progress made in transform
ing it from a peaceful neutral to a
great military and naval power have
been comforting to those who have
believed not only in the desirability,
but in the efficiency under strain, of
a republican form of government.
Briefly stated, this country has
been disclosed as capable of raising
a great army and, allowing for nat
ural differences of conditions, of
providing food and munitions for its
millions and those of the Allies, of
taking a fairly active part in war,
at the same time permitting the pur
suance of the necessary peaceful arts,
and of acting as banker of the Allies
and loaning unprecedented sums to
further the war. In doing this it
has had to impose taxes. such as
were never dreamed of by its own
people, It has floated vast loans to
unprecedented numbers of subscrib
ers, It has requisitioned men and ma
terials alike for war and peace pur
poses, has set up rules for buyin'
and selling, eating and drinking, and
has directed the growing and mark
eting of crops and the disposal of
their surplusses among the nations
In a word. It has done most of the
things thought necessary for the suc
ces. of its polci'es, and, to the
amazement alike of friends and foes
has done all this with - minimum of
apparent copmulsion, and indeed
with annarent anxiety on the part
of its peaple simply to learn wha'
was required and to do it with a
promptitude and comp'eteness un
eou'led in the wnr'd's hi-tory. rT,
the doing of these things, and in
.'rr'aration for other -greater unrlor
takines, It has broken as many pre
cedents of policy as it has reccrds
of nrodwction. Indeed, the b'g
events occurring and the great ba-i'
change- made have been veritably
if nntinuMd on page A.)
Chairman Eads Poltevent makes
the following announcement of the
standing of the. recent Red Cross
drive. Work, however, has not been
discontinued, Ibut will be continued
through the 5th inst. St. Tammany
parish has secured about 2700 mem
bers. Our quota was 2500:
Madisonville ... .. . ......... 500
Folsom ........ .......... IS
Covington . ........ 600
Meandeville ........ ........ 609
Sun ................... 21
T.lisheek ......... ........ .149
SearRver...... ........ 17
..i. ................... 731
' s hqi ...... ........' .l
Count James Minotto, who less than tu p years ago married Miss Ida May
Swift, daughter of Louis Swift, the miii ,naire Chicago packer, has been
arrested by federal agents, being suspected of pro-German activities. The
count claims to be an Italian citizae and dented the charges against him.
Alexandria, La., Jan. 1, 1918.
My Dear Mr. Mason:
At last I have gathered tlogether a
sufficient amount of energy, station
ery and leisure time to write a long
promised and long-deferred letter.
I am with.the National Guard at
Alexandria, and am really taken uli
with the pleca, and with the work
connected. As in all army camps at
present, the work, is hard and the
hours long, but every one takes that
as part of the game. Of what we are
doing, and of the camp Itself, I am
of course not at liberty to write, but
everything is in tip4op shape.
There has been of late a frightful
epidemic of stories going the rounds
ooncerning disease and death at tile
camps, but please do not allow your
self to be carried away in the popu
lar hysteria. There is, of biourse, l
bit of sickness and a few deaths, bat
of epidemica, it is to laugh. We were
under quarantine, it is true, but
nothing more lethal than ammps and
measles. It is my personal opinion
that the people who started these
stories did not know what they were
talking about. It may have been a
malicious lie, but I really doubt that.
The population of our camp is
about 30,000, and our death rate is
about half that of a normal city of
the same popuiation, . so It's really
nothing so terrible when you stop to
Consider everything.
Typhoid fever, the former scourge
of military encampments, is entirely
absent, not a single case. The same
with smallpox.
Camp life seems on the whole to
agree with the men. You wont anew
them when they return home, they
will be so improved physicasly. They
are all as hard cs nails, and have ap
petites like the proverbial wolve3.
M3ost persons are all mixed up on
soang, and I notice you have mis
quoted a lot yourself, so I am go
ing to give you a small vocabulary.
Remember this is entirely facetious,
and the kicking and growling im
plied shoued not be taken seriously,
because it is an old army saying that
the soldiers wil kick when they go'
to heaven because the golden stair
isn't silver. Well here goes:
Sammy-The civil:ian name for the
American troops, fiercely repudiat
ed by the men themselves.
Mess-The best named fth'ng in
rmy meal or meals in civil life.
Revell'e-The curse of bad soldiers
a "wetting up call" about 5:15 a. m.
Taps-An end of an imperfect
day The lights-out call at night.
The Old Man-When used 'by en
:isted men, it means the company
onvr nder. When used by officers,
it des'gnates the Colonel.
Ho'y Joe--The Chaplain.
Sky Pilot-Ditto.
Top Cutter-The first sergeant..
Str'ker-An officer'o servant.
Dog Robbers-An offeer's servant.
This is an 'odious term, and its use
is a sure short out to trouble.
Main Satidge-A general officer.
Shave Tail-A second lieuteqant.
Fogy-Extra pay for long service.
K. P.-Kitchen po'lee, washing
pots and pans, scrubbing the kitch
en floor, etc.
"On the wood pile"-Exthra fa
tigue, company punishment.
Pill R1ollers-Pharmacy corps men
Bone Diggers-Medical corps men.
Face Twiaters-Dental corps men.
S. A.-The moinnted seetions.
Bayonet Dodgers-The quarter
matter corps.
S. C.-A asynpy qgurt irtial for
minore offeses,.
L. E. Dominique, income tax in- t
Spector of internal revenue, repre- t
senting Collector J. Y. Fauntleroy, y
will arrive here January 10th, and (
will have headquarters at the court- a
house. He wi?1 remain here until
January 16th for the purpoce of dis- f
seminating information to individ
uals and corporations -relative to the *
new income tax, which covers the s
normal and supertaxes for individu
als, partnerships and corporations,
and the corporation tax.
It will be well for every unmarri
ed person whose income for 1917 i1 b
$1,000 or over, and for every marri- a
ed person whose net income for 1917
it$2,000 or over, to call on him and
4earn whether or not they have any
tax to pay.
Tha person suibject to tat w'ho
4esn't make return in the time pre
ssr1ed is going to regret it,
he Gdvernment will get after all
Imemsre tax slackers. f
There's hardly a business man. i
merchant, or professional man who
wont have to make return of In
come. Farmers as a class will have c
to pay the tax. The safe thing to e
do is for every person who had a
total income of $1,000 or $2,000, as
the wace may be, and who is not sure
about what deductions the law al
lows him, to play safe by calling on
him. -Mr. Dominique, after comuplet
ing his duties here, will go to Man
devile, being there January 17 to
19, inclusive. His headquarters at
Mandeville will be at the postioffice.
The Police Jury will meet in regu
lar session on Tuesday, January, 8,
1918. i
Discarded civilian clothing of Na
tional Army soldiers will be shinpel
"o Be!gium for relief of -sufferers
Hon. Lewis L. Morgan, represent
'ng the town of Mandeville at at
torney, has filed proceed'ngi in the e
District Court to have the Oourt take
charge of the funds on hand apper
tamning to the contract between the
town of Mandeville and Laird &
Black, for the building of the sea I
wall. It appears that the funds i
available for the settlement of deb's f
amount to $11,431.63, while there
are claims of $20,845.00.
According to the petition, Laird &
Black agreed on completion of the :
work to furnish a certifeate under
oath of no'unpaid bils or claims due
for labor and material, while J. L.
Black signed an affdavit that there
were Innumerable debtii for labor
and material. That the debts are in
excess of the funds in hand.
It appears that property owners
fronting on the beach agreed to pay
'$1.60 per front foot or $852.00 per
square to be deducted from contract
price, payments to be made !by the
town as work was completed, less
20 per cent to be retained as securi
ty for performance. Work was dis
continued on comp'etion of square 7.1
There were nine squares. Contract
was entered into July 22,1916. The
town claims' it is only liable to the
amount of funds on hand in accord
ance with its contract and asks the
Seurt to toke these funds and dis
toIbnte them as it deems equitable,
and that the town 'hlfbe ra ered
*smR latmlr iIUs .
Secretary Stier of New Or
leans Writes Congratu
latory Letter.
Mr.s J. H. Warner, Home
Secretary, Makes Re
port of Work.
The following letters has been re
ceived by Mrs. Warner:
New Orleans, Dec. 27, 1917.
Mrs. J. H. Warner, St. Tammany
Branch A. R. C., Covington, La.
My Dear Mrs. Warner:-This will
serve as acknowledgment of your
shipment of the articles received at
this office under date of Iec. 24.
Please accept the sincere thanks
of the Executive Committee of the
New Orleans Chapter for the very
efficient manner in which the articles
are made and for the splendid man
nor in which you .,nd your fellow
workers are co-operating with the
parent organization. It may inter
est your members to know that the
completed articles received here in
the recent shipment have already
been packed and delivered to the
warehouse of the American Red
Cross to await foreign shipment at
an early date.
Again thanking you for your et
forto and for the valuableassistance
given the cause by yc ir membems
and with the complimdnts of the
season, I beg to remain.
Yours very truly,, .,
Secty. N. O. Chapter A. R. C.
P. 3.-Acknowledgment is also
hereby made of receipt of shipmrnt
of Dec. 22, 1917.
Flollowing Is Mrs. Warner's report:
Covington. La., Jan. 2, 1918.
To the Officers and Members of at.
Tammany Branch Chaptlr Am rt
ean Red Cross!
I (beg to submit thus my report
for the month ending January 1,
During the period we have had six
class days, our class bbing suaspend
ed on Christmas and New Year days.
The attendance during the month
ban been rather poor, owing to the
holiday season, no doubt; this 'C05.
dition also applies to most of dMr
auriliaries. Since last report we
have received work as follows:
680 pieces assorted surgical dress
ings; 35 bed shirts: 10 convalescent
robes; 2 knitted helmets; 8 knitted
sweaters; 7 pairs knitted soeks.
No work turned in since last re.
96 pieces assorted surgical drea
lags; 12 bed shirts; 12 convalesent
22 pieces as-orted surgical dress
ings; 28 bed shirts; 6 convalescent
robes; 3 pairs knitted socks; 2 pairs
knitted wristlets'; 2 knitted sweaters.
554 pieces assorted surgical dress
ings; 22 bed shirts; 1 knitted sweat
er; 11 knitted mufflern; 2 pairs of
knitted wrist'ets.
12 convalescent robes; 6 bed
shirts; 4 pairs knitted wristlets: S
pairs knitted sor'kr: 4 knitted sweat
ers; 1 knitted muffler.
Covington. -
402 pieces assorted surgical dress
ines; 75 bed shirts; 12 convalescent
robes; 1 knitted helmet; 19 knitted
sweaters; 3 pairs knitted wristlets;
14 pairs knitted socks; 3 knitted
mu ifers.
Making a total for the parish; of
1731 pieces surgical dressins; 230
garment,; 100 knitted articles.
We have forwarded to New Or
leans since last rpport:
1731 surgical dressings.
,176 bed shirts.
52 convalescent robes.
3 knitted helmets.
34 knitted eweaters.
15 knitted mufifers.
32 pairs knitted socks.
16 pairs knitted wristlets.
Special attention is called to the
excellent work turned in by Slidell
and Madisonville, notwithstanding
the holiday season. Both of there
f auxiliaries have enlisted the colored
people, and their work is very good.
We hope now, that the holiday
season is over, that all the members,
both of Covington and the anaill
aries, will get down to work in
Respectfully submitted,
M1Wt J. . WARNER,.
Ch''a. Sqpxss*t. Tam. Parish.,

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