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The St T. Tammany Farmer SECTIO ONE
. IA YEAR The St. Tamnany Farmer o
Sixth and Seventh Wards
Over Top and Others
Expected To Go.
People Generally Show En
thusiasm In the
It is the wish of President Wilson,
Gvernor Pleasant of our own state,
lad President Davis of our War
1;C1ncil that every opportunity shall
jgiven to make the War Savings
41mp drive, fixed for June 28, 1918,
Sgreat success. Its importance de
enmds, as a war measure, that every
'.-tisen should become a soldier in its
Now, therefore, I, Paul J. Lacroix,
ý.yor of Covington, ask that all
t es of business be closed on the
.ternoon of said 28th of June, from
3$ o'clock noon, in order that nec
gbaarty time may be given by all to
* making of this drive a success,
x.SI proclaim that it is the duty of
sll to support this measure to the
Given under my hand and official
i4N this 20th day of June, 1918.
Mayor of Covington, La.
The War Savings Stamp drive is
-o.ing good in St. Tammany parish.
-r. Davis, parish director, feels that
i have a good chance of going over
a top. The 6th and 7th wards
)I.ve already done this and there are
:Other wards that may be counted on,
`robwbly both Slidell and Madison
fille, with Covington in the fight to
b inlsh.
. The Mayor of Covington has issu
ids: proclamation that all stores
ilose on the 28th, during the after
m-oon. While The St. Tammany
Atmer bears its usual Saturday
dite, the issue this week is really
b1ed on Thursday so that the peo
*le may know what is to be accom
% hed on the 28th and that they
I!:y read the War Savings adver
iements and comprehend the loyal
st of the merchants and banks who
,, patriotically and generously con
Ký bute to the success of this great
rive. Everybody seems to be tak
.eg great Interest in it, and the clos
leg of the stores till give all the
sople an opportunity to get out and
Ingle with each other in the tri
4Mph of an over-the-top campaign.
During the week there has been
Meking in the various towns by men
-A high standing and patriotism.
na. Wm. A. Bell, Prof. Felix Li
--longi and Director E. G. Davis spoke
.Y:5 Coviigton and other points.
'-hre was speaking at Slidell, Abita
Iprings, Mandeville and Madison
--ille, while four-minute-men spoke at
onious points. At Madisonville the
leople were entertained by a speaker
!"ho came from the front, seared and
?mred by battle wounds, and he
"l"ld things that left no sympathy in
t heart for the Hun. And he told
Mhlgs to private audiences that could
- e-t be spoken of in public because
. their indecency and brutality.
!.Ut those who listened to them
.iold show no mercy to the Hun if
.* ever faced him on the field of
Sttle. 4Ve at home can punish
. things only by giving our money
, the soldiers for food and clothing
5'ad guns to fight with. We can
rake our boys strong and prepared
- dea! with the Hun as he deserves
'0 be dealt with. This is the senti
Ruent expressed by the people who
e*ard the speakers tell of the battle
AM-t is being waged at the front.
M xr. Domergue estimates that Cov
hton will have fifty men who will
*i the one thou.sand dollar limit.
Plarish Director E. G. Davis has
'iat out the following letter to the
ard Commanders:
i; Covington. La., June 26. 1918.
o the Ward Commanders:
i·Reports from the wards heard
lOm to this time (Wednesday after
ooen) show results as follows:
iond Ward ............ $7,000
'-rd Ward .............. 40,000
h Ward ............ 31,000
t Ward (over top) ..... .30,000
th Ward (over top) .. 23,000
lth Ward .............100,000
h Ward ............. 11,000
0Wo doubt the Ninth Ward will
- Pass over the top and begin to
up fifteen or twenty thousand
. Madisonville. in the First
r. only commenced canvassing
.Uday and makes no report, but
every reason to think she will
F one hundred thousand dollari.
Gives Order That Lets Loose
the Cannon At the
Birthday At the Front But
No Birthday Cake
In Sight.
Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Rayne, resi
dents on the Military Road, have re
ceived the following letter from their
son at the front, which is brim full
of the sort of stuff American fighters
are made of:
May 25, 1918.
Dear Home Folks:
Well, here's me, 25 years old to
day, thousands of miles away from
home, a battery commander, and
prospects of moving soon-and my
birthday cake way back at home.
Yesterday was a red letter day. I
was commander of the 1st T. M. Bat..
and had the pleasure and honor of
giving the command "Fire!" to the
gun crews of ten trench mortars,
which forthwith blazed away for the
next fifty-five minutes. We fired 670
bombs, or more, and helped pave the
way for our infantry to go over the
top in a nice sized show in this sec
tor. Our troops were quite success
ful and It is gratifying to see so many
Boche prisoners going by. But the
most gratifying of all is to know that
my brave lads got away with the
shoot with only one man slightly
wounded. He received a machine
gun wound in the leg. I'd like to
describe the stunt but if I couldn't
tell of everything it would be spoil
ed. I can't tell of everything as it
would give something away. If
you'll look at the papers of today
and read of us you'd know that when
it was hotest on the A. E. F. fronts
that's where we are. I just know
the papers are full of it. It was fine
all right.
We have two Y. M. C. A. girls eat
ing at our mess now and it is sort of
home like to be able to talk to and
to tease some sure enough Ameri
can girls. Both are nice looking and
one is pretty-they are not kids
tho (27 and 30).
We are all awaiting anxiously for
the papers or the intelligence reports
for yesterday so as to see what the
outside world thinks of our affair.
Hope I get some mail to-day. Sup
pose my pals figure that T'm lost
I'll try to drop each a line or so in
the next few days and tell them I'm
still alive.
It is blowing up a rain this after
noon and I hope it makes Fritz mis
Well, nothing else, so I'll close.
Your loving son,
James Allen, a nephew of Hon. A.
Hartman, formerly mayor of Mande
ville, was drowned, Tuesday, about
7:14 p. m., while bathing in the lake,
on the frontage of Dr. Paine's place.
It is supposed he must have stepped
off in a hole, as he was~ seen to
throw up his hands as he disappear
ed beneath the water.
Mr. Allen was 44 years of age.
He lived in New Orleans, but was a
frequent visitor at his uncle's home.
The Third Ward only commenced
canvassing yesterday and. reports
forty thousand dollars. She ought
to raise not less than $100,000. If
these two last .mentioned wards do
their duty, our goal will be reached.
But what about the Second, Fifth
and Eighth Wards? I have had
splendid reports from the command
er of the Second Ward. At one
meeting among the negroes at Hol
low, he raised over $3,000. If the
captains in the Second Ward will get
busy, they can' make a showing for
the "Old Second" that will startle
the natives. If the captains and
commanders of the Fifth and Eighth
Wards take a cue from this negro
meeting they will surprise them
selves. The negro is worth cultivat
ing in this great campaign. I am
looking to the Fifth and Eighth to
make good reports in the wind-up.
If you don't do your duty, you may
be asked to go over the work again.
My hat is off to the Sixth, W. J.
Brand, commander, and the Seventh,
W. H. Davis, commander. They
have set a mark that all of us might
work for.
Go to it, men! 0
Par.r Dtreetor.
-(f it was, we would have had it won months ago with the contents of
the babies' banks! If you have an idea that W. S. S. are only for child
ren, forget it!
War Savings St~mps are just another method-a mighty easy method-
by which you can do your share to win the war.
No matter how much you bought Liberty Bonds-War Savings Stamps
are also for YOU!
General Pershing Denounces Reports
To Contrary-Praised For Ef
ficiency and Bravery.
The Secretary of War authorizes
the publication of the following cable
from General Pershing:
"In reference to your cablegram
of inquiry:
"The stories, probably invented by
German agents, that colored soldiers
in France are always placed in most
dangerous positions and sacrificed to
save white soldiers, that when
wounded they are left on ground to
die without medical attention, etc.,
are absolutely false.
Casualty List Show Facts.
"The following are the losses as
reported up to June 18 in our four
colored combat regiments now in
France: 369th Infantry: Died of
wounds, 3; died of disease, 8; wound
ed severe!y, 2. 370th Infantry:
Died of wounds, none; died of dis
ease, 8; severely wounded, none.
372d Infantry: Died of wounds,
none; died of disease, 3; severely
wounded, none. These figures show
conclusively that negro troops have
not thus far occupied positions as
dangerous as those occupied by white
troops, and that their physical con
dition is excellent.
High Degree of Efficiency.
"A tour of inspection just com
pleted among American negro troops
by officers of the training section of
these headquarters shows a compara
tively high degree of training and
efficiency among these troops. Their
training is identical with that of the
other American troops serving with
the French army, the effort being to
lead all Americap troops gradually
to heavy combat duty by preliminary
service in trenches in quiet sectors.
Colored troops in trenches have 'been
particularly fortunate, as one regi
ment had been there a month before
any losses were suffered. This wan
almost unheard of heretofore on the
western front. I
Gallantry in Battle.
"The exploits of two colored in
fantrymen some weeks ago in repell
ing a much larger German patrol,
killing and wounding several Ger
mans and winning Crofx de Guerre
by their gallantrv, has aroused a fine
spirit of emulat:ou throughout the
colored troops, all of whom are look
ing forward to more active service.
On:y regret expressed by colored
troops is that they are not given
more dangerous work to do. They
are especially amused at the most
dangerous positions and all are de
sirous of having more active service
than has been permitted them thus
far. I can not commend too highly
the spirit shown among the colored
combat troops, who exhibit fine ca
pacity for quick training and eager
ness for the most dangerous work.
Will Be Under the Patronage of the
Town and Be Held at the
The town of Abita Springs is pre
paring for a big Fourth of July cele
bration to 'be given by the town coun
cil at the Abita Pavilion. There will
be fireworks and dancing and excel
lent music will be provided. The af
fair is for the benefit of the town,
and a general invitation is extended
to citizens of neighboring towns to
join in the festivities. Admission
will be 25 cents for adults and 10
cents for children under 12 years.
Covington is thoroughly metro
politan when it comes to the print
ing line, and there is no necessity to
send away from home to have first
class work done. The Kentzel Print
ing House, which has been establish
ed a number of years, has earned a
reputation for good work and prompt
delivery. His slogan is "The Prompt
Printer." Now more than ever this
establishment is qualified to serve
its patrons with the very 'best. The
purchase and refitting of the build
ing at 412 Columbia street has en
abled it to give more space to ma
chinery, Jarger stock rooms and
otherwise to increase its facilities for
handling business promptly and on
a large scale. We wish to congratu
late Mr. Kentzel on his progressive
move and wish him still further
John H. Overton, candidate for
United States Senator, for the unex
pired term of the late Senator Robert
F. Broussard, opened campaign head
quarters Saturday in Rooms 7 and 8,
Hotel Bentley, at Alexandria. Wm.
E. Krebs, a well-known Loauisiana
newspaper man, who was connected
with the Lake Charles American
Press for eighteen years, is in charge.
Later, headjuarters will probably
be established in New Orleans, and
a vigorous campaign in Mr. Overton's
behalf will be prosecuted over the
entire state. With only ninenty days
intervening until September '10th,
when the Democratic state primary
will be held, increasing activity will
be required to inform the voters of
the issues involved in the choice of
an United States Senator, upon
which Mr. Overton has already pub
licly declared, himself, but he will
'devote his entire time to the task,
and will visit every parish that can
be reached.
Over Eleven Hundred Ba
bies Have Been Brought
In To Register.
Complete Returns Not Yet
In But Work Will Be
Completed In Week.
Child's Welfare work is being car
ried on throughout the parish, but
the War Savings Stamps drive has
been so active that the welfare work
has not attracted the attention that
its importance deserves. Registra
tion, however, is going on, and quite
a number of babies have beenbrought
in to the stations. Thus far the fol
lowing figures are available, includ
ing both white and black:
Covington ........ ........ 451
Onvil ......... ............ 31
Abita Springs .............. 80
Goodbee ....... ........... 26
Pearl River ................ 134
Slidell ......... ........... 404
Total ......... .......... 1126
This leaves nine stations to hear
from. It is expected that full figures
will be furnished next week.
Incidents both pathetic and hum
erous have occurred at the various
stations. Nothing is so strong as a
mother's lovp for her baby, and if
the results anticipated by som moth
ers from this registration were not
really imaginary, only a condition
rjusing through military nocessity,
backed by the authority of the Presi
dent, could induce some of them to
bring their babies in to be register
ed. One mother wished to know if
the object was not to "find out which
were the German babies." Another
thought the object was to ascertain
which mothers had babies healthy
enough to be placed in asylums, so
that the mothers might be drafted as
Red Cross nurses. Yet they brought
their babies in, ready to do their
share in any 'undertaking that might
assist in the war. It is not stated,
however, if there were any German
b¶bies. Perhaps the mothers of Ger
man babies may have thought they
were to be interned. *
Much good has already been done
by registration. Some babies that
were suffering from causes that could
be remedied were sent to Dr. Gau
treaux, who treated them free and
probably saved them from years of
suffering, and perhaps life-long dis
ability. On the whole, however, the
babies have proven to be extraordi
narily healthy.
John L. Haller, local food admin
Istrator has received the following
from the State Food Administrator:
New Orleans, June 24, 1918.
To All Parish Food Administrators:
Effective July 1st, sugar may be
obtained by manufacturers, public
eating places, all classes of bakers
and retailers, ONLY upon certificates
issued by this office.
Hotels, public eating places, bak
ers and ietailers will have to firni.a
information upon blank statements
mailed from this office. Based upon
the information, certificates upon
which sugar may be dbtained, will be
issued in accordance with the re
quirements shown in the statements
Hotels and public eating places
will receive an equal allowance to
three pounds of sugar for each
ninety meals served. Retailers will
be permitted to furnish sugar to
housgholders on a basis of three
poun'ds per capita per month.
Wholesalers will use retailers' cer
tificates in obtaining supply of sugar
from refineries.
Please make every effort possib!.
to have the above published in the
newspapers in your par!sh.
Supply of blank certificates will
be mailed to you as soon as ftrms
are received from Washington.
Food Administrator for Louisiaua.
- 0---n----
St. Tammany farm products are
unusually fine this year. Specimens
of vegetables of unusual size are on
exhibition at the banks and in the
markets. Mr. Bertrand Labat raised
tomatoes of the Jubilee Colossal
type that 'weighed as much as a
pound and a half.
FOR 8ALE-A farm of five acres.
two miles from Covington on Mili
tary road, seven room house with
bath, chicken houses and stable, ar
tesian well with concrete basin. For
merly the Gee. A. Eyrtch Poultry
arm. Apply on premises. . .Je29.
Negro Attempts Revenge
For Former Injury,
Wounds Three.
Walter Clairain, of Abita,
Seriously Injured
Other Casualties.
Jno. Willis, Negro, Wanted for
A negro named John Willis is now
being sought by Sheriff Brewster.
He is charged with shooting several
men and one woman, above Ramsay
at an eating houes, last Monday. It
seems that Willis had had trouble
with one of the men at a previous
time and was hit over the head with
a bottle, which resulted in his losing
an eye. After recovering from this
he hunted his man and found him at
dinner, and opened fire with a re
volver. He not only wounded this
man, but one woman received a stray
bullet in the ankle and another man
was shot in the arm. No one was
able to give full particulars of tthe
shooting. Willis was seen later but
escaped before deputies could get to
Ned Pinckney Killed.
Ned Pinckney, colored laborer at
the Ramsay saw mill, was killed at
11 a. m. Monday, at that place while
attempting to reinforce supports in a
weakened ramp. He was crushed to
death, living only long enough to ask
for a; drink of water when he was
taken out.
Walter Clairain Injured,
Walter Clairain, of Abita Springs,
was seriously injured at the Jahacke
Shipyards, Wednesday. It was re
ported from New Orleans, where he
was taken to the hospital, that he
had died of his injuries, wut subso
quently this was contradicted. :i bile
ne was badly hurt, it is said that he
may be Eaved.
Narrowly Escaped Death.
Mrs. E.. Miltenberger narrowly
missed being killed by the evenming
train at Abita Springs, Tuesday In
driving her car across the :rack she
killed the engine. She just hal
t!,ue to jump before the tran str~c:k
the car. The car wnas badly damag
ed, but not beyond repair.
Wednesday's Fire.
At the fire on 3ahncke avenue,
about noon Wednesday, Aug. Maylie
fell from the roof while fighting fire
and was saved by Steve Herbez, who
caught him in his arms as he fell
head first toward the ground. The
fact that Mr. Herbez is a large, pow
erful man and had the nerve to stand
udder Maylie as he fell probably sav
ed his life.
The firemen did good work, having
to fight with a strong wind that
threatened to spread the flames to
the Prevost residence and the resi
dence next to the barn. Only the
barn belonging to Miss Carrie Fred
erick was burned.
35,000 pounds of wool was sold
in Abita Springs, Wednesday, and
brought tlt wool men 66 cents per
---,-- 0--O
The ineffcient manner In which
stock dying of disease are disposed
of will bring disaster to the owners if
some action is not taken to remedy
it. Charbon is dangerously preva
lent and horses and cattle dying of
this disease can only be safely dis
posed of by burning. This is not so
hard of accomplishment if the body
is raised from the ground when the
fire is built around it. The germs
of this disease are easily scattered
and carried by-the filesi when they
have access to the carcass. Many of
the carcasses are shallowly burried,
and the earth is scratched away by
dogs or washed away by rains. Buz
zards and crows also help to spread
the germs. The only safe way is to
burn the carcass.
I am working hard to inoculate
stock and to use every preventive
means in my power. It is a big an
dertaking, and I have had more work
on my hands than I can accomplish.
I ask all stock owners to aid me by
seeing that the burning of dead
bodies is properly done. It is only
by every one doing his part that
great loss to stock may be prevented.
harm Dsmoustrator.
Slidell Organizes Two and
Covington and Mande
ville One Each.
Officers Elected But Execu
tive Committee Se
lected Later.
The reorganization of the Red
Cross is now taking place in the
various towns and rural districts. Un
der the new arrangement each town
that wishes to organizes as a town
unit and adjacent communities or
ganize as auxiliaries and . attach
themselves to the nearest town or
ganization, being subsidiary to and
making reports to and recoiving in
structions from that unit. The town
organizations are subject to and re
ceive instructions from the New Or
leans chapter, which in turn must
report and receive instructions from
the-Gulf Division, composed of Lou
lsiaigf Mississippi and Alabama. The
GulWDivision, in turn must report to
National Headquarters at Washing
ton and stands in the same relation
to that as the different units dotoe
the New Orleans Chapter. We are
a part of the New Orleans Chapter,
just as we were as a parish orgai
nation, excupt that the towns or
ganiszed will report to and receive In
structions from the New Orlens
Chapter direct instead of through a
parish organisation. This is true
not only of this parish but* or 0
the parishes in the states represent
inug the Red Cross in the Galt DI
vision and in the United Stats.
Mr. Emile V. Stier, smoretary of
the New Orleans, Chapter. se
isated in the reorganisation of Co
ington into a unit of that Chapter
having just previously organlsed
Mr. SUtler laid speelal stress eo the
fact that implicit obedieace must be
given to instructions. The Red Cros
was just as much a military organi
zation as the Army. Each ae Was
responsible to his or her superior
officer. It was not a question of
argument as to who was right or
wrong. Orders must be obeyed. We
might disagree as to the advisabili*
or expediency of the order, but we
must obey it. He spoke of the Red
Cross as a woman's order. The
work was essentally a woman's
work. In fact, he stated that if It
was not for the women there woedl
be no Red Cross. Therefore tei
work of the order must be acees
plished by women.
Mr. Stier again spoke of the cvfilla
or Home Service work that was nowe
to be talrn up. He said that was,
at this time, the most importent
work of the Red Cross. It would not
do to have the dependent father,
mother or member of the family of a
soldier suffer at home while he was
fighting at the front. That in as
sisting these people it must be re
membered the work is not one of
charity, but of duty. It would be
the duty of the Covington R ed Cross
to seek out and relive ouch eases
within its jurisdiction, as it was the
duty of other town organisations,
and that the New Orleans Chapter
would furnish the funds. That New
Orleans now was spending thousands
of dollars in this work. The rt
outlay was eighteen dolhre-th-o
dollars for relief and afteen dollars
for a secretary. Now, ttty thousand
dollars had been set aside for this
Instructions in elementary hyselau
was another matter that was dis
cussed by Mr. Stier, and that he con
sidered of great importance. The
.ervices of a remarkably competent
woman had been secured for instruc
tion of elasses in this branch of the
work. Ten thousand nurses wer
needed. Of New Orleans allotment
of 350 'but very few had ia s
cured. By this elementary course of
fourteen lessons a stadent could be
qualifed to take charge of any ori
nary ease of llness in the household
or in public emergency. He thought
that this lady's services inight be M
cured here. He advised that case
be formed for taking up this work.
Mr. Mtler reverted to the high
standing of St. Tammany prish in
Red Cross work, and stated that un
der the new arrangement he espect
ed this work to be greatly ihCreasd
by the bringing of more workoels
into it.
During the election of oicers, Mr.
Stier stated that while he might real
ly bhave no right to make suggestiola
as to omeeirs to be elected, he could
not but suggest that ofk~ o
Mrs. R. N. Leonard
she had so ably dI th g kish
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