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St. Tammany Farmer
D. R. Mason, Editor ....Pro or. 'T'HI (I.HI,:tES OF MIR. CHAMTBERLAIN. The attitude of thh I,datriotJc American citizen has been to accept every thing that is bteinr, dcon. in mneasuros of war without criticism and for its face value. Th -re is :o miich concealed and so little known of what is actually being don': that there is hesitancy in forming opinions. It iL considroEd safer to accept the a:ts of those who should be informed, preo pared anl quahli(-d to act oith discretion and good judgment. rather than to risk the mistake of creating dissatisfaction and unwarranted lack of conmidence. But it has been s:.owvn by events in both France and England that ollicials arte not al\aa. equalt to the task imposed upon them and that changes are at times necessary. Where the work is so imimense and duties So widely distributed per-onal knowledge or information of a few mnvn cannot cover the whole field. Inefficiency can only be reached through reports and the value ,of reports depends upon the honesty and ability of those making them. It may Abe a mistake to withhold criticism. With all reluctance to feed the pro-(ermna.l appetite by disclosures of poor measures and performance, it might be better to have more investigations and to give them more publicity. Senator ('hamberlain's reply to the President's criticism of his talk before the National Security League in New York seems to show that he voiced his honest convictions. lie has attempted in no way fo evade the responsibility of his remarks, 'but reaffirms them. His state ments as to unnecessary loss of life through disease in cantonments should be verified or disproved and proper action taken. As chairman of the Military Committee he must have gained considerable .knowledge, and he unhesitatingly declares that progress in armament is hindered lDy ineffici ency or wrong management, and he makes various other charges in sup port of his claim of bad management. Whether he be right or wrong in vestigation should follow and the people should know the facts. The people of America are not the kind to be discouraged 'by difficul ties. It is in the time of need that they are put upon their mettle and do the greatest things. As long as they believe that everything is smooth sailing, and they have no reason to deprive themselves or to exert them selves particularly, they may not ,be expected to do so. But there is no sacrifice too great for the American who realizes that the shirking of re sponsibility means disaster to his country. Yet he will demand to be led by those who are capable of good leadership. )Iresident Wilson has the confidence of the people as probably no other man has ever had it, but with his time so filled with important matters the work of some to whom he looks for information or the carrying out of plans may prove defective. investigation cannot do damage and may bring good results. -J BY "WAY OF EXA.MPLE. A certain man who has been active in Red Cross and other war .: irk recently said to the editor of this 'paper that he did not care to ha\e his name mentioned becahfse he Was simply working for a good cause. .ie wa.; partly ri.ht and con:ouela .' ,rrrong. No paper would pro'a'ba: i na ton th e name of a manI1 ' nol was thought to be doing \ ork i.o poi!:...cl exploitation, hit, on tinc o_ 1rm hantld if the name of every ma.il of i': ii nence and int'icunee who is lxw''ciing in the various g;oo. causcs : .e war should ,Ue icopt a secret the u 'i.;m would soon fall out bec.U., t :e.i dence wouldl fail. It is the knoaiedge of the people that men a!ti wa..nu who may be trusted are at the head of this work that makes it pus.s i:o to establish the confidence that the money collected is 'being honcstily aid properly used; and when meni ant women who are known in a community announce themselves publicly as heart and soul in the work and back that announcement' by liberal contributions, newspapers that failed to make note of it would be weakening their usefulness. Yet there may be smle who are so fond of seeing their names in print that the doing of good things is induced 'by it. They are not the kind that get public notice if the editor knows it. Boso, TMI MIscMIiVUS MONK. . r - WH.ERE b_ / / ¾ DRY STOVE WOOD--Cut in Oc tober, $3.00 per cord. Phone. 149. .'FOR SALE-A fine Hiinze piano, in good condition and a bargain. Apply 1111 24th avenue, or P. O. Box 411, Covington, La. LOST-Jersey Red ,boar, weight about 50 pounds. Finder will please return to August Vergez and receive reward. WANTED-Wood choppers, at once, .$1.00 per cord. Apply Chin chuba Deaf Mute Institute. For all kinds of pipe fittings and plumbing see W. A. Dutsch, Phone 361, Covington. ja26tf FOR SALE-Oldsmobile, 5-pass enger touring car, 1916 model, in fine running order, for less than half the original cost. Will demonstrate.4 P. O. -Box 41. Covington. WANTED-A nmiddle aged lady for help and company for a sick lady. V,. W. Jones, Covington, La. Phone 376. ja19-2t* MRS P. O. STUCHELL TELIS 110W SHE CUIRED HER SON OF A COLD. "When my son Ell!s was sick with a cold last winter I gave him Cham berlain's Cough Remedy. It helped him at once and quickly broke up his cold," writes Mrs. P. O. Stuche:l, Homer City, Pa. This remedy has ,been in use for many years. Its Sgood qualities have been fully prov en 'b ymany thousands of people. It is pleasant and safe to take. IHAULING-See W. N. Patrick for all kinds of hauling. Good teams ready at a moment's notice. Rali able service. Phone 27, Covington,' La. d29-tf FOR SALE--First-clas stove, f re place or cord wood. Apply to iHo!t. II. Dutsch, Covington, La. Phone 361. ja!-tf FOR SALE-Metz Runabout. Ap ply J. A. Domergue, Covington, La. FOR SALE OR EXCHANGX E-One Dodge Bros. Touring Car, in perfect condition, with extra tire; car has only traveled 1700 miles. $700 00 cash, or would exchange for timber or timber lands, or as part payment on timber or timber lands. Reply to A-1000, care of The St. Tammany Farmer. j12-tf L FOR SAIE-Hay and cord wood. Apply J. J. Foley, Claiborne, phone 149. . j51t Deputy Stockstill, of Picayune, Miss., arrested J. N. Meeks, who has ,been in charge of the Southern Hotel dining -room, on a charge of beating a iboard bill. He was taken back Thursday afternoon. It is said that Meeks has several checks out among merchants here that have been re turned'"no funds." NOTICE-If your storage batlury is exhausted and useless, see the F. G. C. Auto Shop. They will fix you up with an "Ever-ready," non--aul phating battery. Guaranteed in writing. LMiss F. C. FitzSimons reached Covington Wednesday from E .gle Lake, Fla., and may remain here permanently. Her many friend.; would be delighted. Will "F. D. C." please call for an-I swers to advertisement. WOMAN IN DISTRICT ARRES rIED FOR SELLING LIQUOR '10 SOLDJ)IERS IN UNIFORM. Last Wednesday Mayor Lacroix is sued instructions to Deputy La rox to arrest three soldiers who were an der the influence of liquor, in the !'s trict. They were arrested and tu.n ed loose next morning. As a sequel to this, two minors. Frank Bauman and Louis Ieck, made affidavit before ludge Pe hoi that Bessie Wilson, keeper of a re sort in the district, sold xwh:sky an beer, in bottles, to soldiers in un: form, and namel as w '.t -ci , T. Lacroix, Louis HEck and !. C. Lo:. Bessie Wilson was arre el . secured the servi'es of .n at+ ,r: e I to try to have her role .se,. J :: Pechon, stated that he wo.u: I,, t . her out on 'bond anlrs's crder the United State, Marsha'. T:: si ,was being held for v c'an.; . States laws. An atte ';pt v . ' to get into conmmunicatir . '". tht M Trs:hal in New Orlcan. .- ' the time we go to proPc I- h 1: n. been reached. In the imeantimnr Bessie had some bed c!orthing carr'. to the jail prearatory to a night' rest. TO ilEl CLOSED AFTER THE FIRST Orders have been issued that every house in the district must be clos d by the 1st of February. This is the order of Mayor Lacrolz, who says they will get out or be jailed. - SENATOR C.A.31BERiNAL FL.AYS DEPARTMENT CHIEFS. Gernnany Knos More of America, senator Sa.~s, Replying to Pres!dent. Washington, Jan. 24.-Skanding firmly by his charge that America's military establishment is enmeshed i inetficiency, Senator Chamberlail o Oregon, chairman of the military ccunmittee, replied in the senate to dlay to Presirent WVilson:s denuncia tion of his recent New York speech by repeating the statement which drew the pre:ident's fire and declar ing that the president himself does not know the truth. Sejuator Chamberlain declared he oulld show that the deaths, of the hundreds and thousands of men at ýantonments and camps were due to he war department and "that all epidelmics could have been prevented if the war department had been efec ,ive." In beginning his address, Senator Chamberlain said the president had attacked both his veracity and integ rity, -heretofore unchallenged, but that in replying he did so without any personal feeling against the president. "For twenty-four years," Senator Chamberlain said, "I have served the public in my state to the best of my ability and In all that time I have nev'er had my veracity called in ques tion nor my integrity impeached-and I have -passed through some bitter campaigns. It is therefore with some feeling of humiliation and also sadness that .I rise to a cuestion of personal -privilege when my veracity has been called in question, not by an ordinary citizen; not by one of my col'eagues, but 1by a very distinguish ed gentleman who has the love and admiration of the people and who by their suffrage occupies the highest place in the gift of the people, and, I may say, the highest place. of any man in the -world. Has No Feeling I )f Unkindness. "It is therefore with much feeling hat I rise to address myself to the attack made upon me, and I do so vithout any feeling of unkindness. "These personal charges against ne amount to nothing to the Ameri -an people, but affect Tolicies which ray involve the future of this coun ry. if not the entire world. Senator Chamberlain said he had *.en invited to speak before the Na ional ec'urity League. accepted oel short notice and without ti:ne tc orepare an address. He recalled that ,n the dins with him were Alton It. t'rker. Theodore Roosevelt and Jul us Kahn, and that the audience was 'a representative body that for -pa triotism cannot be excelled by any like body in the United Slates." Senator Chamberlain, after hav ing read to the senate a verhiatint copy of the speech for which the rpesident denounced him, declared that lie had Adhered to what be hHd said.,, ! lhiscuss~J Only "'lak of Policy." Senator Cham-berlain's letter add ed that he was discussing only the policy "or lack of policy" of the mil itary estalblishment. After stating his experience in the military affairs aiidtestimony in the 'committees in vestigations,.the senator's letter con tinudd: "I believe I know something about the deficiencies in the militgy es ta'blishment, deficiencies which are cl: arly recognized and proven, - * * ** ~' in a system that ought to. be remodeled for the proper prosecu tion of jhe war * * * and have these disjointed and unco-ordained defects weeded out." In fiis letter the senator also of fered to go over the whole situation with the president, but said he re t' ceived no reply and on the follo x ing day the president's statement -criticislng him was pu3blished. "The people of fhis country may Snot see this as I do, but as chairman I of the military committee, as atm G Americar citizen and a memb'er of this distinguished body, I felt that 1 should say the things that are in mne and if I succeed in making a rift in the clouds through which the Ameri can people may see, I feel that my efforts have not been in vain. "Now that my truthfulness has been questioned," Senator Chambe: lain continued, "I feel it my duty to tell the country something that i might not have told it under ordi nary circumstances. I do it as a man who loves his country beat of all and who would willingly give r;. his life for it. I do it fearlessly at an American citizen who desires to help and not to hinder." * " * "The Secretary of War, in a gen eral statement to the country which was carefully and ably prepared. tel:s us that $3,200,000,000 have been appropriated for the ordinance department and that contracts for $1,677,000,000 have been a"wardled,' he continued. "This is true, but the secretary failed to tell the country that America failed to sta'n.l pre pared. "France, bled white, is furnishing America today and the troo-'s .oing abroad, with heavy ordinanc:e. tma chine guns and airplanes. It we re lied on the ordinance depart i ent in this emergency (and this is a war of artillery) the war would 'be complet ed before we ever got enough to the gi ot. France agreed to deliver this artil:ery. To win America. Dil she furnish it in order to invite Am erica?" It was improper, he sa., to give letails of American purcha.s ~f or dinance from the allies, but referred1 enators to the confidential testi ::ny- before the committee of Major General Crozier, chief of orltiau:es. Ap:rroer'ations for jigs and dies to make ordinance, he said, had not been used. "I an: not 'baming any"hcdy inu par ticular," the senator continued. "'I have high regard for Gen Croze.r. But we haven't been able to do what England, France and all of our-other allies have done, and that is to retire these gent:emen who have not prov ed themselves up to the wark. We ought not to dismiss them in dis grace, but in other countries they have gone into innocuous desuetude. This isn't a question of peroanali ties. This is not a question between the president and myself. It's a quedeon of America, and every man ought to make it his whole purpose to see that America is saved. Why Not Have . Used Lewis Gun. "Take the machine gun. It's an old controversy and much may be said on both sides. The Lewis gun has been manufacturedl here for the British army and there are 70,000 of them on the battle fronts. Every British officer I have seen 'has ex pressed approval of that gun~. Am erica was prepared to produce them, but with the country standing on a seething volcano the ordinance de partment was trying to decide on a gun. The War Deoa tment didn't even adopt a gun until- May, and finally adopted it in June (1917), I believe, and then only on paper, and it still is a gun on paper. It has never had a field test. Maybe the Browning gun is. doing good work. Why not manufacture the Lewis gun?:' .The fecretary of War testified, he recalled, that in 'September the Unit ed States had nine Browning guns "with which to go out against the millions of Germany." He announc ed the cry that investigation gives information to the enemy. "Germany knows more about Am erica today than the men connected with the department" Senator Cham berlain declared. "If the govern ment would be frand 'with the people then we could rely upon the pcople to rally to the support of the presi dent and the prosecution of the war," he added. PARTITION SALE. Warren Thomas vs. Frank Cirrutti et als. No. 2811. Twenty-Sixth Judicial District Court, Parish of St. Tammany, Louisiana. Notice is hereby give nthat by virtue of a judgment of partition and sale issued out of the Twenty Sixth Judicial District Court, for St. Tammany parish, in the albove num red and entitled cause, and to me directed, I will proceed to sell at public auction to the last and high est bidder, on Saturday, March 2, 1918, at the principal front door of the courthouse at Covington, La., be-. tween legal sale hours for judicial sales, the follcwing described prop erty, to-wit: Lot 2 in Ssquare B of the town of Slidell, La., said Ibt No. 2 has a frontage of 120 feet on Front street, by 120 feet on Robert street, said lot No. 2 being 120 'feet square. Square B is bounded on the north by Robert street, on the west by Front street, on the ea',t by Cirutti street, and on the south by Brake field street, together with ,all the t 'buildings and improvement theeron., situated or in anywise alppurtaining 1 thereto. Terms of Sale-Cash. T. E. BREWSTER, ja26-6t Sheriff. SALE OF MOVABLE PROPERTY. Succession of Mrs. Eulalie Dastas, Wid(-w of Emile Francis. ko. .122,291. Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, Louisiana. By virtue of an order from the honorable aforesaid court, and to me directed, bearing date the 7th day of January. 1918, I will proceed to sell at public auction, to the last and highest Ibidder, in Mandeville, La., betweel legal sale hours, on Saturday, February 2, 1918, the following described movable property, to-wite Househo:d furniture, iron safe, wagon, buggy, horse and set of har ness. Terms of Sale-Cash. T. E. BREWSTER, ja19-3t Sheriff. * OHURCH SINGER. A leading soprano fo_ churh ser vice, $5.00 per Sunday. Vocal les sons, 4 lessons per month, for $5.00. Apply Mrs. Jas. A. Sinclair, P. O. Box 47, Covington, La. j12-4t* COVINGTON GROCERY & GRAIN CO. ELFAETS OFFICERS. At a meeting of teh stockholders of the Covington Grpcery & Grain Co., Inc., held in Covington January 15, 1918, the follolwing officers and )oard of directors were elected: E. .J. Domergue, president; J. T. Gib •)ons, vice president and treasurer; i. S. Waterman, secretary. Board of Directors: Fritz Sal 'nen, 'Max Schawbacher, J. S. Wat erman, J. T. Gibbons, J. A. Bous quet, R .A. Patrick (Laurel, Miss.), E. J. Domergue. A semi-annual dividend of $8.00 per share was declared, to be paid January 24. The earnings for 1917 were $63,800.00. Taxes of about $13,000.00 were paid to the Gov ornment, considering which a semi annual dividend of 8 per cent is a remarkable achievement. The ;books were audited by the American Audit ing Co., of New York. Chas .T. Soniat, a 'nrominent at torney. of New Orleans, died in that city Thursday, January 24, 1918. Mr. Soniat was a cousin to Mr. E. L. L. Soniat of Covington. CAPT. CECIL NEUHAUSER. f(Mr. and Mrs. U. G. Neuhauser, of Slidell, have the sincere sympathy of all in the death of their son, Capt. Cecil Neuhauesr. Captain Neuhaus er died at Camp Beauregard January 21, 1918, of meningitis. lie was 28 years of age. He was educated at the State University, and after grad uating became principal of the Kin der, La., school. Sulbsequently he became chemist at the Grammnircy Sugar Refinery. As a member of the National Guard he' served on the Mexican 'border during ,the recent trouble there. In this service he was promoted to a lieutenancy and was lately made captain. Mr. Neuhauser visited his son late ly at Camp Beauregard and it was then thought that the Captain was improving. Later the sad news of his death was announced. A PURE c u Colds Vegetable Oil Burns Stings FROM- PIN i Poisono Neuralgia St, Tammany Sore Throat Rheumatism Pine Trees - Skin Diseases Recent discoveries of uses for Pins Oil brought out the fact that it is one of the greatest of healers in most.ll iruptions, has wonderful medicinal properties in the ntreat of asiy esi 'and is unexcelled as a house hold remedy generally. DOING OUR BIT. We must save and not waste WHEAT, MILK, FATS and SUGAR to help:. win the war. Nineteen eighteen is going to be a year of THRIFT, with war ,expenses of some $18,000,000,000,00, a year. The American people will have to "right about face" on the thrift proposi tion and save three times the usual annual saving. Therefore, the only con clusion is that we must multiply our arvings by three and then add a little more. LET US ALL DO OUR BIT. ST.TAMANY BANKTRUSTO COVINGTON. Branch at Mandeville. 4 per cent paid on time and savings accounts. e Safety Deposit-Boxes for rent at reasonable rates. STOMACH TROUBLE AND CON. STIPATION. Those who are afflicted wits: stom ach trouble ad constipation should read the -following: "I have oever found anything so good for stomach trouble and constipation as Cham ber'ain's Tablets. I have used them off and on now for the past ten years. They not only regulate the action of the bowels, but stimulate t he liver and keep one's body in a healthy condition," writes Mrs. Ben jamin Hooper, Auburn. N. Y. SLIDELL MAN MAY NOT LIVE. Newton poolittle, who was shot twice in the back by his wife Thurs day, January 17, is still in the hos pital in New Orleans in a precarious condtion. It is stated that he prdb ably will not recover. One 'btllet. a"'sed" through the lungs .and the other lodged in the spine and has not been removed. The shooting was:done with the revolver of another man, whom Doo : ttle claimed his wife was remark ably attentive to. On .the other hand there has been no sumbstantia tion of this charge, and the man in question atbsolutely denies there was any cause for it, and regrets that his name was 'brought into it. RED CROSS MEMBERSHIP DRIVE FOR ST. T.ALMANY PARISH. Chairman Poitevent sends in the final report of the Red Cross Mem bership Drived which shows MAdison ville to still be in the lead. The to tal amount has been largely increas ed over the former report and is way over the allotment. The report follows: Town Members Amt. Madisonville ...... 912 912.00 Mandeville ........ 654 8101.00 Slidell ........... 659 738.00 Covington ........ 586 642.00 Abita Springs ..... 133 236.00 Talisheek ......... 146 149.00 Folsom ........... 40 40.00 Lacombe ......... 30 ' 30.00 Sun .............. 26 26.00 Pearl River ....... 20 ' 20.00 3206 $360 .40 FEDERAL FARM LOANS. There was a meeting of the Fed eral Farm Loan Association for St. Tammany parith held last Saturday and loans to the amount of $31,000 were applied for. The Federal in spector will be here next week andl it is expected that the money for these loans will be on hand in three weeks. iMr. Bourgeois states that much time has been expended in 'becom ing familiar with the various re quirements. Things have now been gotten in such shape that no further obstacles are in the way, and money for loans will be dbtained from the Federal Loan Bank in New Orleans. A. OF C. INQUIRES INTO CAUSE OF SHUT DOWN OF POWER AND LIGHTS. At its meeting last (Monday the Assgciation of Commerce appointed a c6mmittee consisting of Jaedb Sel .ler. chairman, E. G. Davis and A. D. Schwartz, to look into the cause of the shutting down of power andI lights by the St. Tammany Ice & Manufacturing Co. Up to date no report has been made by the com mittee; but Mr. Seller states that as soon as the committee can be gotten together the instructions of the As sociation of Commerce will be car ried but. STANGA MERCANTILE .CO. ABITA SPRINGS, LA. Are spared to give you: 1. The best average prices in St. Tammany parish. 2 Sixtees ounces to the pound. 3. Complete satisfaction or money back. "We deliver the goods" No. 666 This i a presception paeprd specily for MALARIA Of CHILLS . FEVER. Five ot s doses will break y ee, and if taken themn w tonic the Fever will pot return. It acts on the liver better tha. Calomel and does not gripeor sicken. 25. ALL SUBJECTS OF GERMANY IN U. S. MUST REGISTER (Continued from page it citizen, denizen, or subJect of such hostile nation or government, is not an alien enemy if his father was naturalized as an Amerlan citizen which such child was a minor; pro vided that such minor child began permanently to reside within the United States before reaching his majority. 6. A *ale child born in a coun try against which war .ha3 .been de Iclared of a father who was at the tim of auch child's birth an Amerin c.n '~itizen and there temporarily, is -Uot an aMen enemy. 7. The msarrkge of an alien wid ow to an American during the mi nority of her ehildren naturalizes as American citizens such of her minor children as are dwelling in the Unit ed - States at the time of said mar niage. 8. If the second or subsequent husband of an alien widow becomes naturalized as an American citizen the minor, children of such widow residing permanently in the United States at the time Of the naturaliza tion of such husband are thereby nat uralized as American citizens. 9. t'he naturalization as an Am erican citizen' of the widow of an alien naturalizes as American citi zens her minor children residing iper manently witbh( the United States at the time of her naturtllation. 10. Males born in or residing as German subjects in Alsace-Lorraine subsequent to May 10, 11871. and now re3lding with the United States are alien .nemies unless naturalized as American citizen. 1"1 Mhes born in or res!ding as GernAn subjects in Sdhleswig.Ho! stein subsequent to August 23, 1886. an, now dwelling within the United StUs are alien "enemies unless nat uralised as American citizens. * I Qestions in respect to par tg.r cases not ftaling within the foregoing definitions should be re ierred to the Department of Justice, I Washlington, D. C. TOWER'S FISH BRAN REFLEX SLIC is a corker . for sayin%5' .ý\ on the job. _1 M 1 Wae*punefAhksolufy. Sa.fectmion Guamrted. DEALERS EVERYWHE A.J.TOWER Co. BOSTOW. OROUP. If your children are subj croup get a bottle of Chamber. Cough Remedy, and when tack comes on be careful to the plain printed directions. will be surprised at the quick which It affords. q Opportunity stares at you from this It may be a position-just the tage you want to -a chance to ov house on easy terrr a new cook-an a; Tious employe -w not? q Want ads bristle the intimacies of work-a-day world. Y can ill afford to o0 look them with daily reading.