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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.

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