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SThe St Tamman Faimer SAVNGS STAMPS S $S.00 IA YEAR ISSUED BY T .HE YEAR 14ilh1 11 i ariuer____ j). II. MASON, Editor COVINGTON, LA., -SATURDAY, JANUARY 2Q, 1918 VOL. XLIV No. 10 = .-, , ,.i ,• nmsu- rr- - -r if e- !. nn m u mm m ! m m,. .. . m~ . mm. - ~ l ~ F m..mm |,. m nm , T- . . --.nn -n~nwn -@f --_.. .,. ., ,.".,r^ , r WAR SAVINGS STAMPS PARISH CAMPAIGNIS OPENED Demonstrator Bachemin Gets $3.00 Bushel For Club Boys' Corn WAR SAVINGS CAMPAIGN IN ST. TAMMANY LAUNCHED -Plan For The Canvass Is Made At Meeting Wednesday. ; CHAIRMAN DAVIS a APPOINTS HEADS. Theo. Dendinger and Oth ers Guarantee House to-House Canvass. r. ir. E. E . Dav i. chairman cf the War Savings Department for St. Tammany parish, called a meeting at the ,courthouse W'ednesday at 10 a. am., which was well attended, quite a number of out of town ,people be :ing Ipresent. Mr. Davis opened the meeting with - a statement of the importance of the .hrift movement and a discussion of the best means of promoting inter est in it. A motion was carried au thorizing Mr. Davis to appoint his . -committees. Mr. Davis propo-ed a house-to house canvass and asked how many Of those 'present would pledge them -selves to 'do thi;. While it seemed to Ibe the general opinion that the plan was good and some of the mem bers of the committee volunteered to Undertake it, it was finally left to the members of the different wards; to take the matter up at the time of qrganizing their forces for the drive. Mr. Theodore Dendinger, Sr., of Mad 'h;onville, stated that he would guar autee.a house-to-house canvass in his ' tow,. The matter of announcing the tbrtft movement in the churches was also taken up and Rev. Abbot Paul spoke for the Catholic Church, a'. smtring that 'the congregations would -be spoken to. Rev. Talmage assum ed responsibility for the Presbyteri an Church here and pastors in dif f~rent part; of the parish will take We matter in charge. The Catholic idhool organizations and St. Paul's College were also represented in the ,pteeting and the general interest eemed strong for doing whatever eoa.d Ibe done to promote the cause. ,:.. There were qu:te a number of ladies 'pre-ent representing the dif -erent women's organizations, but aio women were appocinted on the K.committee, excepting Mrs. Leonard. w.ho heads the Red Cross a,' a parisl prganlration. The other organiza iones beitg local, it was thought that the appointment of members shouldI be left to local chairmen of the dif berent wards. Schoql Leagues and -ther women organizations Till have repre'entation in the drive by local I·ttointment. The following committee heads were appointed by Mr. Davis and were approved by vote of the meet , .. St. Tammany Psrish Committee. E. G. Davis. Parish Director; E. E. Lyon. V:ce Director, representing pDu'blic Schools, Covington. Ward l)ir'etors -First Ward, P. A. Blanchard, Mid; onville, Second ,Ward, Louws Jenkin., Fo;lsom; Third Ward. E. J. Domnergue, Jr., Coving ton.; Fourth Ward, Ead; Poitevent, Mandeville; Fifth Ward, W, W. Bays, Sun; Sixth Ward. W.. J. BR.ud. TC~lsheek Seventh Ward. W. H. Davis, Lacombe: Eighth Ward, Dr. C, F. Farmer. Pl'erl River; Ninth Ward, C. A. Everitt, Slidell; Tenth Ward, G. E. Millar. Ahita Spring.s Rt. Rev. Abbot Paul, representing ýC'Vatholic Churxihs and Schools, Cov igihton; Rev. T1. .1. Embree, Slidell, 'repre enting Pr;:testant Churches; *ev. F. C. Ta.iage, Co\'ington, rep tesenting Boy scouts; Rev. 'Mayfield. Covington, representing the colored buarches; V. C. Thornton, Slidell, Itepresenting colorod s:chools; J. L. ';'Ialler, representing Faod Conserva tion,' Covington: .lake Seiler. Coving `ton; Paul Gardere, Slidell; A. C. Lyons, Miadisonviile: Randolph Mor raa, Mandeville. repre enting Jost tuasters; .Mrs R. . N. Leonard, Coy . igton, represet:ing tRed Cross; A. --ly, Covington, re;;resenting Rail road Tioket Agenti; Dlr. A. G. May lie, Mande ille. representing physi* thias; L.. LMortan. Coving.on, rep Pexlentiag attorni.. : .W. Oswald, Cov titon. repreontif.g foreign pcuia Slion; C. S. A. Fa:iIrmann. Covington, %,,.epresenting moving picture men; D. :- Mason, Co(,vin .on, representin= eWaspapers; J (G. Thomas. Cav'ng ton. representing Tele-,hone Cornm inay; Jos. IBiro. Mandeville, repre tenting public utitiie;: Mi s Marh'i Williams, Covington, representing iParmers and Girls' Cluobs; Felix 'iachemin. Jr., Co\ington, represent I T'Farmers and Boys' Clubs; F. Sal -:fan. Slidell, repre.enting Counr:l of C 4atlona:l Defense: Herman Levy. .Meadeville, representing fHebrew S.:-.9alation. Committee ait Large-T. E. Brews '-r. Coriugton, Sheriff; E. J. Fred 'A COVINGTON VISITOR NOW AT FRONTTELLSOF ATROCITIES Writer Formerly a Guest of Dr. Geo. R. Tolson, in Covington. FINGERS AND HANDS CUT FROM CHILDREN. Mr. Warwick Saw These Things With His Own Eyes. The followin~g interesting article was taken ftom The Evening inde pendent, of iMasillon, Ohio, handed to us by Dr. Geo. iR. Tolson, who had as his guests last summer the writer of this letter and members. of the family named. Dr. Tolson still has in his care the iboatrused :by them while here. "Pro-Germans in Massillon and the United States, since the opening of the great war has scoffed at reports of atrocities committed by German soldiers upon the women and child ren of France and Belgium. There were many ipro-Americans whose pleasant experience with Germans in Germany before the great war eaused them to listen doubtingly to the ac counts of the unspeakable savagry of the Huns. Now comes evidence from an eye witness, a former resident, a~native of Massillon and a member of a well known faimly. John G. Warwick, son of Mrs. Ralph A. Flynn, of P.itts burg, a grandson of Mrs. Maria War wick, of East Main street, and of the late former United States Represea tative John G. Warwick of this city. 'now serving with the United States Motor service at Lyons, France, has written a letter to his mother telling how daily he carries in',his auto mobile chbi:dren whose bodies have been muttilated by the Germans and in many 'cases, children whose moth ers were vidlted and outraged by German soldiers in the very presence of the children tl~emnelves. Some of the children cry, Mr. Warwick says, but others are dazed as a result -of the horrible experiences 1through which they have pas.ed. Portions of the letters follow: "I saw two mutilated children yes terday, one with three fingers cut off on his right hand and another with his right foot chopped- off by those damned (excuse the expression, but that's just what they are) Boche. "We take all kinds of oprhans to different homes all the time and it makes your heart bleed to see these poor kids bewildered sometimes and often crying for their ,parents. But more often dumb with misery. Every kindness is showered on tihem and Lord knows lots of thel:' :t 'better treatment than they eve,- id before. Yet it is too horrible for words. "Are people more wide awake than when I left? They won't be here 10 minutes Ibefore they will realize that this is very serious business and must be finished with dispatch, for everyone here does some useful thing. We will learn a lot about war and warfare but we will learn some thing more precious than that and that is self sacrifice. "With my own eyes I have seen many children with their Bight hanils cut off or their fingers chopped off, E·,es gouged out or legs cut'off. All of them have been photographed, ;howing these horrible thingsjlcon lunction with pictures of extremely good treatment they receive after coming into our hands. "Day before yestergay I took a lot of American officers through one of the children's hospitals; as they were skoptical about the German (I should say 'Hun), vicious 'babarity. After they had seen 'with theIr own eyes, they said that, only retaliation ',ould pcss"_.ly result, if the 'Huns continued to use such inhuman prac tices. "I dont' regret coming, the only regret I have is that I wasn't 'here years ago. I rise at 6 o'clock in the morning and I am hwaiting to 'go to the station at 8 o'clock and 'work un til '10 o'd!ock. Then I w'!!l get to bed at perhaps 412 o'clock. I have to rise at 4:30 then as more are com ing at 5:30 o'clock. 'I am tired but I am supremely happy in the thought of having accomplished something. I take French lessons at the Ancle Berletz every day from 1 to 2 n'clo'.k fir it is very important t.at I learn to speak French vet y quickly. "Needless to say I gave a (bed 'to the Comite for one year, it cos,$100 but they needed it very Fadly and everyone e!se who could gave one." erick, Covington, Olerk of Oour~, A. D. Crawford, Pearl River, Ate ; Dr. II. D. Buwlloch, Covin, . - ner; J. Monroe Simmons, Co Representative: Theo. Dendln~er. Madisonville; Warren Thomas. Tall sheek; Harvey E. EllIs, (3ovLngton. BRITISH TANK RUMBLES INTO1 ACTION THROUGH RUINED TOWN - To 4 <.2 ': ": " ".I ilnumbling and roaring as only a tank can, this Britlish mownler is wa'king the echoes amongst the solitude and deso lation that once was a town. The tank is on its way to the front to help beut back the Teuton and prevent him from leaving any more mementos, like this, of his work in France. ABITA- CITIZEN DECRIES THE MONGREL Abdta S.,)ing,, Jan. 21, 19)7. Editor St. Tammany Farmer: Conservation is a good word, buit how few of us really do anything to help the other man. A few yards from my frotn gate a sheep was torn to pieces last Sunday by stray dogs. Some time last night a cow was pulled down in Abita-stray dogs! Is it not time that something was done to protect one of our most promising industries? I feel sure that no sheep owner would want to deprive a man of a good dog, used for hunting, watching, etc., but he is taxed for his sheep and cattle, why not tax the dog? The schools would get the money and -they sure need it.. If it is the law why not inforce it? No one would object to paying $1.00 a year for each dog. and it would help to kill off a lot of worthless curs that are a misery to themselves and every one else. Standing at the corner of V a'ah ington and St. Charles streets, in New Orleans, the other day, I saw the dog wagon with not less than thirty dogs of -all 'breeds, caught in the morning and were being taken to the pound. It would be a real stroke of business if we had 'a dog wagon here and rounded up all the worthless curs, and help to protect our sheep and wool industry. Not speaking of the dollars and cents, but looking at it from a humanitari an point of view, it would be better for the' starving dogs to get rid of them-FTlnd prevent, untold suffering of sheep. The sheep industry brings. In out side money, and that circulates among the community. We al' share it one way or another, and when we help the other fellow's 'business we are helping our .own, and last, but not least, helping our Uncle Sam to win the war by -providing wool to clothe our sons lat the front. Get rid of the tick 'and get rid of the worthless dog! CO-OPERATION. 0-- Bachemin Gets $3 Bushel For Boys Clubs' Corn. Several of the corn club members who were successful in raising a good corn crop, notwithstanding the awful external conditions they had to put up with, are having no trouble in disposing of their surplus seed corn. Club Agent Bachemin ha3 closed a contract with the Lehman's Seed Store, of Baton Rouge, to faur nith them with 100 bushels of Cal houn Red Cob seed corn, at $3.00 pre' bushel, to deliver 50 bushels within 30 days, and the remaining 50 bushels within 60 days. This proves conclusively that the new members in the various club projfects shalt have no trouble in dis posing of their productc, as the de mand will double itself between the period covered by the • coming months. Wake up, olub members. and show everybody -what you can produce and we will show you how, to top the. market with fancy prices for your products. The Daughters of Isabella held' their monthly social 'Thursday after noon at the K. of C. Hall, the first prize at Five Hundred tbeing award ed IMrs. W. J. Wa.rren:" at Euchre, Mrs. A. J. Planche, and the consola tion going to Miss Lucille Roy. I STOLEN COAT IS RECOVERED BY MISS SMITH While Miss Gladys Smnith was pass ing near the postoffiie Wednesday afternoon she Icoked across the street just in time to recognize a red and-(black woolen cosy that she had made with her own hands and was so fminiliar with that she coald nct be mistaken. It was a coat that had 'been-stolen fr3m her at the parish fair )ast fall. She hur ricd into the poitoffice- and aske i where she could find an officer to arrest the wearer. She was direct ed to the courthouse across the street and on her way there met Attorney F. J. Heintz, juvenile oftclet,-wh3 made the arrest. The 'wearer was a' eolorcd girl, who said that 'she had bought the coat for $1.50 from Jack Bailey, a negro who iis of ',hady char acter and who was one of the three negroes shot by Pinky Williams a year or so ago. Bailey is now liv ing in Bogalusa. An affidavit was made out against the colored girl, who gave her name as. Josephine Scott, and she lwill be held as a wit ness against Bailey whose arrest has been ordered. The ipapers were made out ibefore Judge Pechon. The girl's mother went her bond. At the same time this coat was stolenrMlr. C. E. Sconberg had a fine overcoat, a pair of glove3 and a silk muffler stolen from him at the fair Wounds. It, is thought that Bailey may have taken this also. --0-- JOINT INSTALLATION OF W. O. W. AND WOODMEN CIRCLE. The following officers were install ed Jan. 19t:he by District Manager Robt. Henderson, as Installing Offi cer, and Sov. Rhody, as Sovereign Es: ort, for the Woodmen of the World: Consul Commander, Jos. Delery: Advisor Lieut., F. J. Heintz; Banker, S. D. Bulloch; Clerk, R. H. Dutsch; Escort, Archie Herbez; Watchman. J. E. Stanga; Sentry, W. H. Kentzel; Physician, Dr. H. D. Bulloch; Man ager, A. R. Smith. Installation of the Woodrmen Cir cle was conducted by State Guardian. Mrs. Amelia Smith, of New Or;e,tns ,:od :,:st GuarCtian, Mrs. .. 3. nultz. as foliows: Guardian, Mrs. Louise Delery: Advisor. Mrs. Ada Bourgeis .Ch!rk. Y;'s. Merry C. Mulla!ly: Banker. Mrs. lKatherine Lamibert: Cha!,lain, Mrs. Christina Schultz; Attend.:t. Mrs Lenora Seiler: Assistant At'rludant. 11:s. Beulah Lejaunie; Inner S.r. tinel, Mrs. Lillian Jenkins, Outer Sentinel, Mrs. Johanna Marsolan; LManagers, Mrs. Alma Norman. Mrs. Jessie Norman, Mrs. Cora Young: Physician, Dr. B. B. Warren. . - . DON'T SEND FOOD TO SOIlID.RS. The National Council of Defense desires to inform 'the 'peoele of the country that albundant food is sup plied to the soldiers and sailors in the camps and cantonments. and that the sending of tod to these men by their friends and familie'; is not in any respect necessary; that the ag gregate quantity of food thus pri vately sent is enormous, and that much of it, having been conveyed long distances, in heated expres.- or mail oars, is more or less spoiled, and eonsequently injurious to the health of the men. Therefore, in the Interest of.the coneervation of food. and also in the interest of the health of the men, the Council of Defense requests the public to discontinue the sending of foodstuffs to the men n the camps. --,· '5'-" I "STIAMMAHY IOY IN SERVICEI Rudolph Sharp. Mr. Rudolph Sharp is better kno'Wn as "Cotton" by his many friends. He is 'll9 years of age and is the son. of Mr. and Mrs. Offie Sharp of this parish. He attended the Covington High School for three years and at the ibegennifig of his last term left for Ft. Worth, Texas, where he en. tered the Brantley-Draughan Busi ness College. There he studied' tel egraphy, and after attending three months entlisted in the Army with the Coast Artillery at San Antonio, Texas. W. P. U. Elects New Executive Board and Officers. There was a meeting of the Wo men's Progressive Union at the Chamber of Commerce rooms Wed-. nesday afternoon and the following officers and executive board were elected: Mrs. A. IL, Bear, president; Miss Kate Eastman, first vice president; Mrs. E. Terrebonne, second vice pres ident; Mrs. G. Lansing, recording secretary; Mrs. E. G. Davis, corres ponding secretary; Mrs. L. L. Mot gan, treasurer; Mrs. Jos. Schnyds. and Mrs. J. C. Burns, auditors: Executive Board. Mrs. H. H. Smith, Mrs. E. R. Mos es, Mrs. Jas. Mullally. It wily be notice that there has been quite a change in the official and executive personnel of the as sociation. The old-time leaders have made way to new workers. The past of the association records many ac complishments that have ;been valu able to the community. Those who are now entering upon the difficult work of doing things in the upbuild ing of community Interests, added to the worik entailed in connection w'ith war necessities and duties, will no doubt be inspired with the hope of accomiplishaent and supported by the vigor and energy of that hope. Mrs. Bear has shown aliflity and willingness to work, and as the head of the association may be expected to bring good results. There are other good workers among the new officers and execiutives, and the future of the Women's Progressive Union should reflect the excellent O*k aof the pat. ·:- i.'i~. - ALL SUBJECTS OF GERMANY IN U. S. MUST REGISTER Dates Fixed for Registra tion February 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. POSTMASTER SEILER IS REGISTRAR HERE. All Natives, Citizens, Deni zens of Germany, Males 14 Years or More. Postmaster Seiler announces that he has been instructed and authoriz ed to register all German alien ene mies February 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, under the designation of registrar. Reg istration will 'be made at the Post Office. Persons Required To Register-Pen alties for Failure to Register and for Vip~lton of Regulations. 1. Al natives, citizens, denizens or subjects of the German Empire or of the Imperial German Govern ment, being males of the age of 14 years and upward, who are within the United States and not actually naturalized as American citizens, are required to register as. alien-ene mies. 2. This registration shall extend and apply to all land and water, continental or insular, in any way within the jurisdiction of the United States. 3. An alien enemy required to register who fails tto complete his registration within the time fixed therefor or who volates or attempts to violate or of whom there is rea sonable ground to tbelieve that he is about to violate any regulation duly promulgated Iby the President of the tTnited States or these regulations. in addition to all other penalties pre scribed by law, is latble to restrMint, imrprisonment and detention for the diration of the war, or to give se curity, or to remove and depart from the United States in the-manner pre scribed by sections 4067, 4069 and 4070 of the United States Revised Statutes, and to all other penalties prescribed in the several proclama tions of the President of the United States_ and in the regulations duly promulgated by or under authority of the President. 4. An alien enemy required to register Who shall after the date fix ed for the iesuance to him of a reg istration dard be found within the limits of the United States, its Ter ritories or possessions, withoun hav ing his registration card on his per son, is lable to the aforesaid penal ties. / . Definitions To Be Observed In the interpretation, Construction, and Entoreement 9f These Regulations. Alien Enemies. Ine term anen enemy, measL present defined ,by statute (U. S. Rev. Stat., 4067), inclurdes all natives, cit izens, denizens, or subjects of a for eign nation or government with which war 'has been declared, being males of the age of 14 years and up ward, who shall be within the United States and not actually naturalized as American citizens. The following applicatiohs of this definition are made: 1. Females are not alien enemie; within the present statutory defini tion. 2. A male, irrespective of the oitizenship of his parents, born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, is not an alien enemy. (a) Such a male bornr in the United States bas 'become naturalized in or taken oath of allegiance to any foreign country, against which war has been declared. (b) A male so naturalized has, surbsequent to his naturalization in the Unite dStates, 'become naturaliz ed in or sworn allegiance to a coun try against which war has been de c':red. 3. A male native, citizen, deni zen, or subject of a ,foreign nation or government with which war has been declared is an alien enemy, even though he has declared his intention to become a citizen of the United States ,by taking out first papers of naturalization, or has been partly or completely naturalized in any coun try other than the United States. 4. Naturalization of Mlien ene mies can not be completed during the period of 'the war (U. S. Rev. Stat., Z1i 1); unless !possibly where (courts dere differing) application for second or Cnal papqrs of natural ization was made or accepted -prior to the declaration Of war. (Note -- Prodlamation of war against German April 6, 1917.) 5. A male child born in a coun try against wb.ek war hlas beabnle elered, oe a fa.der aho .as at the time of sueo b ti's birth a native, ( t tapt m .se 2) PROMINENT COVINGTON. CJTIZEN PASSES AWAY G. C. Alexius. G. C. ALEXIUS DIES; SUDDENLY AT HOME IN COVINGTON A Progressive Man Whose Example Has Been of Benefit to the Parish and Whose Death Is a Loss Felt By All. Mr. G. C. Alexius died at his home in Covington, La., Sunday, January 20, 1918, after a few moments ill ness, caused by heart and kidney af fection of some years standing. He had been under treatment of Dr. Bell of Nbw Orleans, and when his attack came on the doctor was'tele 'lihoned to immediately and gave dn structions as to his care and treat ment, but before these instructions could be carried out Mr. Alexlus passed away, apparently without pain or struggle. He was 71 years, 5 months, 29 days of age. He was a native of Gausen, Province of Po sen, Germany, where he was born July 22, 1864. He came to America when 17 years of age and settled in New Orleans, coming to St. Tam many parish from there twenty-nine years ago, where he engaged in the (brick making business. He became a naturalized citizen.at 21. He was the fitst man to take advantage of improved machJne~y in the brick 'business here, all brick (being made by band up to this time. He had confidence in the growth of the par ish .and inyested largely in lands:a He became active in public affairs, being at one time a member of the police Jury. It was due to his ac tive interest and progressiveness that steel bridges were erected to replace the old wooden ones. - Mr. Alexius was an ardent planter and farmer and did much to illus trate the value of the lands here as farm lands. He made the finest general farm exhibits ever 'put on at the parish fair, illustrating how everything for bhome needs could be produced on the farm, including wines, vinegar, catsup, jams, pre serves, canned goods and building material, sugar, molasses and gener al farm products. He was awarded first przisep for these exhibits. His influence in the parish has been all for upbullding, and he has won the respect and esteem of every one. Up to the time of his death be had been active in his business relations and was president of Alexius Broth ers & Co., Inc., of Covington. He is survived 1by his widow, who was Caroline Henrietta Oertling be fore marriage; five sons, Carl,. Al fred, Horace Cintio, John N.; two daaughters, Leonora Alexius and Mrs. John A. Wadsworth, of Covington. Carl Alexius is boiler inspect.r for the Hartford Boiler Ipsurance Co.; John N. Alexius is distfft, man ager for the American Tobacco Co. of New York City; Alfred, Cintio and John N. A1lexius are members of the Alexius Bros. Co. Mr. Alexius also had a brother iv ing In Houston, Texas, in the ice business, a sister and brother-in-law and eleven grandchildren. The funeral took place Wednesday at 3 p. m., Rev. Luecce of the Abita Springs Lutherah Church officiating. Many loving -friends and citizens at tended and witnessed the last sad rites at the grave in the Covington Cemetery. The pallbearers were, John L. Hal ler, E. GC. Davis, T. E. Brewster, E. J. Frederick, Emile Frederick and Adolph Frederick. It is requested that papers in Bnr~kefield, Calif., Houston, Texas, Norfolk, Va., Alice, Texas, Nevark, N. J., sad Atlanta, (a., pleue csle