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St. Tammany Farmer
D. R. Mason, Editor . . . . .... Proprietor. CHAIRMAN EADS POITEVENT DOES GOOD WORK No one in the Red Cross membership drive has done nobler work than Chairman Ends Poitevent. All over the country there has been repeated demands for contributions to some good cause or another and pockets have been drained pretty dry, but notwithstanding this Mr. Poltevent has brought St. Tammany above its quota of 2500. He gave his personal time and services instead of delegating others to do the work. He fur nished automobiles for workers and he went among the people himself, and he contributed liberally himself. Hence Mandeville is holding her self up proudly as one of the big guns of the campaign, if not THE big gun. The people of that town are proud of the accomplishment, and they are proud of Mr. Poitevent. ENTERING UPON THE NEW YEAR. Despite the chill and record-breaking, freezing weather, the new year enters with pleasing aspects. The damage of the freeze will 'be more than offset by its benefit to the farmer. A warm winter Is seldom followed by a good crop year. The year of 1917, aside from its war horrors, has 'been one of pros perity. Notwithstanding St. Tammany parish was seriously handicapped by dry weather, the farmers have made more money on the short crop than when nature has been more bountiful, and the merchant has done more cash trading. While there has been some specu'ation covered by the necessities of war, prosperous business usually makes high prices, not only because of demand, but because money is then plentiful and cheap. It is when money is scarce that products are cheap. The forecast is, that while the Government will get in closer touch with the supply and demand of products and will protect the consumer from speculation, 1918 will 'be one of the busiest and most prosperous years we have had, especially as there are Indications that the war will be closed 'before 1919. The farmer is learning more of business methods, and with a demand for all he can raise and the help of farm loans to secure a work ing capital, he should feel encouraged to plant all the land he can take care of, and to overcome the scarcity of labor he should use labor-sawing machinery. Even if he goes into debt for this, he will find that the debt will pay him interest. While the Government is urging economy, it is not meant thereby to induce miserly saving or to take money out of circulation. If everybody spent no money it would soon be that nobody could get hold of any and there would be a panic. The money you put into government bonds and *savings stamps is put into circulation 'by the Government and earn au Interest. If you economize in those products the Government need.; to carry on the war, you in nowisa iojure any bussneus, for there is a nMu _t for more than can be produced, and by meadeis days you really be..,- ,t your health, as wel as ny doing without many of the foods that are a ' at occasional ioeals. It cach noes his share uy being a producer in Ct cess ci a consumer there wol 'ue enough for our aL.ie3 as well as setu'es, and toe Lian who earns vioic loan he needs to spend for necs. ties is equal to an actual procurer. becau.e he can in'est ins soi so that n is put in caeulat.on by the LGovernmnent in ouying p 3iat if he puts this surilus where it is doing no work, looaed ln a it i or in a fault, he is simply iniuring business and his chances of earoang more. May 1918 he full of producers and thrifty spenders. ALCOHOLIC LINEBRIETY. We have recently read an article by Dr. Frank Fenwiek Young on "Alcoholic Inebriety," reproduced from The Pan-American Medical and Surgical Journal of New Orleans. 1He treats the matter both from a medical and social standpoint, and his deductions are so overwhelmingly convincing of its destructive and degenerative influences that any znan reading it would hardly dare acquire the habit of alcoholic drinking, or if he had already acquired it could not 'be restrained from seeking relief from its terrible destructiveness, The Doctor says: "Inebriety from either alcohol or morphine or any other drug is not a moral disorder but a distinct neurosis, neuro-psychosls, or psychosis, which can be prevented and cured by physical and psychical methods." Dr. Young gives the early history and study of "the subject and treats it etiologically and pathologically, with diagnosis and treatment. The article is quite lengthy and covers the subject completely. It is a mas terly disquisition on Alcoholism. FOR SALE-FORD CAR SLIGHT LY USED. PERFECT CONDITION. FOLEY. PHONE 140. FARM FOR SALE-73 acres of land, 25 acres in cultivation; 6 room house and other outhouses. Place fronts on N. O. G. N. R. R. Call and see, or write J. W. Stevens, Folsom. FOR SALE-One double-team corn planter. Brand new. H.,s never been used. Will sell cheap. A. P. Du barry, Oaklawn, La. WANTED-A man, sober and hon est, to milk cows and deliver milk and do chores around the house. Must sleep on the premises. Wages $6.00 a week. Apply to G. H. Kent & Son, Riverside Drive. ILIULING-See W. N. Patrick for all kinds of hauling. Good teams ready at a moment's notice. Reli able service. Phone 27, Covington, La. d29-tf Late reports on health conditions at Army camps and cantonments show the epidemic "f measles to be greatly decreasing. In several of the camps where measles has exten sively prevailed the number of cases of pneumonia has decreased. FOR SALE-First-clas; stove, tire place or cord wood. Apply to Robt. H. Dutsch, Covington, La. Phune 361. Ja5-tf FOR SALF-Metz Runabout. Ap ply J. A. Domergue, Covington, La. j3-tf . LOST-Three colored boy- named Andrew and Paul Robinscn and An drew Waters, aged 1', 12 and 13. Dressed in red flannel shirt and blue overalls over pants. About 4 feet tall and weight from 75 to 85 pounds. Please notify Felix Robinson, Hus ser's postoflice, Tangipahoa rarish. BARGAIN BARGAIN BARGAIN FOR SALE-40 acre farm well and naturally drained. 18 acres un der new 48-inch hog-proof . wire fence and ready for cultivation; one 5-room and pantry, frame house, piped for gas; one 2-room log cabin adjoining dwelling; two chicken houses; one barn and corn crib coin +bined; one wagon shed; one 39 gauge corrugated iron house, 21x26; 15 pecan trees, 10 bearing; about 1-2 half acre orchard with plum, peach, quince and black walnut, mul berry and 3 orange trees, numerous 6g and pear treeu. All for $1,000. Cash or terms. Write Wm. Schul thies, Pearl River, La., for particu iahu. J5 FOR SALE-Hay and cord wood. Apply J. J. Foley, Claiborne, phone 149. 35tt THE NATION'S FOOD SUPPLY. Food Inventory Soon To Be Launch. ed. More Than Three-Fourths of a Millian Schedules To Be Mailed. The most comprehensive inventory of food resources in the United States ever made-the war emergency food survey, provided for by Congress will be started within the next few days, when the first batch of the more than three-quarters of a mil lion schedules or questionnaires to be sent out will be placed in the mails. The Bureau of Markets has been commissioned by the Secretary of Agriculture to carry out the big stock-taking enterprise with the to operation of other branches of the department. Thi ssurvey will toutch every dealer in food and food n. a terial, every food manufacturer, avid every holder of substantial quanti ties of foods in the country except the family, requiring them to report stocks which they have on hand De cember 31, 1917. A separate rate schedule w11 be sent to a represen tative number of specially selected homes throughout the country, and upon returns from there an estimn:te will be made for all homes. The approaching survey follows a pre:lminary inventory for a limit -d number of food items made August 31 last, results of which have been nearly all tabulated. The aim of the major survey to be begun shortly is to give the Gov ernment, producers, dealers and con sumers exact information of the quantities of the various important food materials on hand. It is only with trustworthy figures of existing food stocks as a ba is, as was point ed out when Congress provided for the survey, thta safe plans can `x made for conserving and distributing foods already on hand and for pro ducing the foods needed next season Questionnaires To Be Used. The survey will be made by mean' of schedules or questionnaires con taining questions and blanka for an swers in regard to 86 items, cover ing more than a hundred differen foods. These items are div'ded int 10 general groups: Grains and -eeds grain-food products, meat and mea' 'roduces. fish, animal and vegetablc fats, dairy and related products canned goods, fresh fruits and vege tables, dried fruits, nut?. and pea nuts, and sugar, starche3, etc. An swers are to show the quantities of each item on hand and an estimate of quantities, if any, in tran-it out ward by freight or express, on DP cemtber 31, 1917, and the quanti ties that were on hand December 31, 1916. The returns also will show the nature, organization, and size of the business of each dealer. They must be signed by the owner or an authorized oifllual. $10O,000.QQTO LOA APURE - Colds ON Vegetable Oil FROM PINE OILPoon St. Tammany Farms SturTlgiy St. Tammany Sore Throat Rheumatism Improved and Unimproved. Rhee Trees 5 to 20 years to repay loan. P Tr ees Skin Diseases Only 5 per cent interest. Recent discoveries of uses for Pins Oil brought out the fact that it is one W. B. Lancaster, Covington, La. of the greatest of healers in most all uruptions, has wonderful medicinal Office with Miller & Burns, Attorneys-at-Law, Covington properties in the treatment of mma dissas and is unexcelled as a house Bank Building C hold remedy generally. Schedules will be sent to all deal ers in food materials, all manufac turers of food products, and all hold ers of such commodities in lots suhb stantially greater than family sup plies. Reports, theref -re, will be expected from wholesale and retail grocers, bakers, confectioners, and all other dealers in commodities con taining food materials; from ware housemen and cold-storage concerns; from commissaries of institutions and commercial and industrial es tablishments; from exporters; from manufacturers employing any food product in their operations; and from representatives of foreign gov ernments who buy supplies in this country. The Government desire. .eports even from concerns using _oodstuffs as ingredients in products .ot ordinarily considered food; from )ottlers of soda water and simila. Jeverages, and from chewing-gum Manufacturers, for example, because if the sugar employed. Penalties for Failure to Report. Altogether, more than three Luarters of a million schedules will ie distributed. Mailing list3 have seen prepared to cover the field as .ully as possible, but some individu .1s and toncers who should make re iort of food materials held by them dandoubtedly have been unavoidaboy missed. The Bureau of Markets, .herefore, iv asking each such indi vidual and concern that does not re .eive a schedule by January 2 to write to the Bureau of Markets, U. S. Jepartment of Agriculture, Washing ton, D. C., or to any of the many agencies of the bureau throughout the country, for a copy. The loca. addresses of these agencies are given with each of the three-quarters of a million schedules which are being distributed, and may conveniently be obtained by inquiry of any business associate who has received one of the schedules. The act of Congress providing for the war emergency food survey fixed a fine not exceeding $1,000 or im prisonmnt not exceeding one year, or both, as punishment for any individ ual who wilfully fairs to make report when requested, or wilfully incor rectly. The Bureau of +Markets, however, counts on the full co-opera tion of the affected trades and in dustries, and hopes that there will ae very few cases in which it will be necessary to enforce compliance through prosecution. Cantonments throughout the coun try are being searched to secure all colored men with technical training now in service for the formation of an artillery regiment at Camp Meade, Maryland. Within 12 hours after receiving _ews of the Halifax disaster the wo man's committee of the Council of National Defense had equipped a re lief steamer and started it to the scene of the disaster. More than 50 night classes have been established to train radio and buzzer operators for the U. S. Army, with an enrollment of about 3,000 men. "ENLIGHTEX THY DAUGHTEW" COMING TO COVINGTON. Seven Reel Wonder Darma Comes Direct From A Six Weeks En gagement in New York. Ministers of all shades of religious belief, physicians of every school of medical practice, and thousands of non-profe ional people who crowd ed the Park Theatre in New York during its six weeks run, have unit' ed in praise of the seven reel Ivan Feature, "Enlighten Thy Daugh ter," which is coming to the Park view Theatre on next Tuesday, ma'i nee and night, and will again be shown at the Wednesday matinee. Ivan Abraimson, author and clireat or of the play, in h13 every dramatic incident, and there are many through he seven acts, leads up to the throb bing interest compelled a tuatiuns, haracterized 'by the New York Am erlean as the most Intense erer h own on a screen. S"Enlighten Thy TDaughter" is ii ' hyci'cal deosrto of the fart hat a great and powerful sermon an be garbed in an interest'ng guise' s to ma~ke it attr~attive enough to ppeul to every element. No big er or more gripping scene has been 'ranslated from life. .It has lie en Qorsement of numerous orraniza t'ons, more than three.bundred mtn isterrn and was the first film play ~o rneelve the endorsement of the editor of the official organ of the General Federation of Women's Clubs. "Enligbten Thy Daughter" boasts of eight recognized screen stars, Frank Morrison. Zena Keefe, Kath-' erine Kaelred, Marie Shotwell, Fra'tk sheridan, Arthur Donaldson, Violet Horner, Rubye DeRemer, snulported by ethers of almost stellar standing. On Wednesday night, January 9, this feature will 'he shown at the U. F. B. A. Hall, at Madisonville. STATEMf.ENT OF THE St. Tammany Bank & Trust Co. OF COVINGTON, LA. at the close of business December 31, 1917. RESOURCES: LIABILITIES: -0-o- -0o- Bills Receivable ................... $161,914.98 Capital Stock ...................... $50,000.00 Banking House, Furniture, Fixtures. ... 38,347.00 Surplus ............. .............. 1,500.00 Overdrafts ............ ........... .417.03 Undivided Profits, Less Expenses ..... 524.19 Stocks and Bonds .................. 8,850.00 DEPOSITS ............ ........... 223,977.69 Other Real Estate Owned ............ 5,000.00 Cash on Hand and Due from Banks.... 59,16.44 $276,001.88 Suspense ......... ............... 1,956.43 $276,001.88 Banking in all its branches. Time, Checking Christmas and savings deposits, loans and discounts. Safety deposit boxes for rent at reasonable prices. Your account solicited. STANCA MERCANTILE CO. ABITA SPRINGS, LA. Are prepared to give you: 1. The best average prices in St. Tammany parish. 2. Sixteen ounces to the pound. 3. Complete satisfaction or money back. "We deliver the goods" CARING FOR THE HUMAN MACIiNERY The human system is the rr ,;t i tricate piece of machinery, and you: health-your very life, in fact-dc pends upon each organ faithfdlly per forming its functions. If as a result of improper food, lack of suflicicnt exercise or come indiscretion, yon ho come bilious, the human machine gets all clogged upand seriousconsequences follow. It is your duty to keep your Lody in go d condition, particularly 'our liver. This can be easily done 1by taking a dose or on occasionally of that standard proprietary medicine, Granger Liver Regulator, which acts direc on the sluggishiliver and bow 01s an quicd:y cleans:'s the system of the fecal elements which clogged the machinery. Cranger Liver Regulator contains no calcmel nor alcohol and is used in thousands of homes daily, with most sati-factory results. Try a box of it-25c. Sold by all drug- sts. Ac cept no substitute. An official nmotion picture on war activities in the United States bear the name of the Committee on Pub lic information, and are distributed on'y through the committee's divis ional headquarters or by State coun cils of defense. STOMACH TROUBLES. If you have trouble with your stomach you should try Chamber lain's Talbl1ts. So many have been restored to health by the use of these ta bl'tA and their cost is so little, 25 cen , that it Is worth while to give tie a trial. UEbw.1JAIM n4I 1 BIJjn unru aT FOR LOUISIANA FOR SEA. SON OF 1911. The production of sugar in Lou isiana for the 1917 season is esti mated at 233,000 short tons (of 2000 pounds), on the basis of pre liminary reports made to the Bu reau of Crop Estimates, U. S. De partment of Agri'cuiture, before the season is entirely closed. This estimate V3 subject to revision after final reports for the entire grinding season are received. The production in 1916 was esti mated at 303,900 short tons, and in 1915 at 137.500 short tons. Indications are that the crop of 1917 h the shortest since 1910, with the exceution of the crops of 1912 and 1915. The cane used for sugar in 1917 is es imated at 3,000,000 short tons, as cemnared with 4,072,000 short tons in 1916. There was an estimated inerese of 12 per cent in the planted acre age during -1917 over the preceding season; but the growing season of jhe cane was unusually dry, and the early freezes aided in cutting the crop short. According to new regulations in England, women's shoes must not have uppers of leather exceeding 7 inches, nor of any materiel exceed ing 8 inches in height. W5. A1MMAWT PAUg One s a T The war has oswed back Into ser vice nearly 500 retired odeers of the Navy and 138 former omcere who re signed to enter civil life, encluding 22 rear admirals, 18 commodores and 84 captains. Total asceptances of recruits for the army, December 18, numbered more than "14,800-the largest num her accepted in one day in the hi. tory of the country. Proposalse save coal by closing schools in Northern and Central States during January and February have not met with favor by the Fuel Administration. AN ORDINANCD Be it ordained by the Mayor and Board of Alderaen of the town of Mandeville in regular session as sembled, That there be and is here by levied a tax of ten (10) mills on the dollar, on ieventy*lve (75) per 1917, and Felder Carter to give so ourity bond. W. G. DAVIS, Mayor. J. M. HUTCHINSON, J Mr. Farmer, if you're not using the want ads you're a heavy loser. q Find a buyer for your fruit, produce, discarded farm wdo11 livestock. q Sell your fanm. q Find.ar help. qAd erse your sales. qThe cot is small LIEUT. B. MILLER TELLS OF CAMP LIFE SOME OF SLANG IN USE (Continued from Sase 1) 8. S. C.-Special court martial for graver offenesi. G. C. M.-Genera: court martial, for very serious offenses. "Soapy"-The mess call. Windy Bill-The 'bugler. Sick, Lame and Lasy-The men who report at the hospital at silt call. C. C. Pillk-Compound cathartic pels, one of the standard remedies. Salta-,Magnesium sulphate (e>- sow salts), another of the standard remedies. Oil-Castor oil, the third of the standard remedies. Iodine Is the fourth. Equipment A-A large bundle of hsggage, weight about 40 pounds, carried on the march. Hobs-Marfthing shoes. Pup Tents-The, small she'ter tents carried on the march by two men, each carrying half. Typewriters--Miaehine guns. Frog Stfikers-Bayonets. 80ciallate-Bombers and grenad ere. A, W. O. L-Albeent with out Skin-To report another for a de linquency. Good Bye and Good Ludck-The in evitable forewill of a soldier. The above has Just about erhiaust ed my energies and my time, not to talk of the stationery at my dis posal, ea I will bid you a fond adieu, and scomipany it with a request, no, two requests. These are, tell every one hello for me, and drop me a line. Sincerely yours, LT. BENJ. W. MILLR. When honestly done, Arm cost i counting furnishes a direst and safe ibasis on whidh to work out a more preifable budueus .agnas meat for the tIsm.