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Demonstrator Bachemin Gets $3.00 Bushel For Club Boys' Corn
-Plan For The Canvass Is
Made At Meeting
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
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
Committee ait Large-T. E. Brews
'-r. Coriugton, Sheriff; E. J. Fred
Writer Formerly a Guest of
Dr. Geo. R. Tolson, in
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
"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.
- 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.
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!
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
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.
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
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.
. - .
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'-"
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,
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
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~. -
Dates Fixed for Registra
tion February 4, 5,
6, 7, 8 and 9.
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
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
2. This registration shall extend
and apply to all land and water,
continental or insular, in any way
within the jurisdiction of the United
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
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
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)
G. C. Alexius.
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
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

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