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THE ST. TAtMMANY FARMER
On Sale Every Saturday at The subscription price of The 9ONIATS and W ATKINS DRUG Farmer is $2.00 You'll get more STORE, Covington. than your money's worth by bebg IDEAL PHA~ MACY, Madison. a subscriber. Help us boost the ville. Five Cents Per Copy. Parish along. D. IH. MASON, Editor COVINGTON, LA., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1918 VOL. XLIV No. 52 GERMANY GIVEN TERMS THAT WILL STOP WAR Evacuation, Reparation and Restitution Key Note of Armistice. ARMISTICE TO LAST FOR THIRTY DAYS President Says, Everything America Fought for Has Been Attained. The announcement of peace teris caused the suspension of business every where. All over the coun:ry the day was given over to celebra tion. The streets of the' big cit.as were scenes of parades and (ldemon strations of joy. Speaking was con ducted in the public halls and ban ners and s:reamers were strung across streets. There were some killed and many wounded by the careless discharge of firearms. St. Tammany parish did her share of celebration in the towns, and as the news spread into the country people came into the towns in croa d ed autos covered with flags and mnak ing noises of all kinds, from drums and tin pans to horns and cow, bells. A large truck was decorated and hauled into the courthouse square, in Covington, and at 4 o'clock p. m., there was thanksgiving and prayer and speeches. Th i cere-noi'Ies aeie o'eleiie with praver by Rev. John Bur4-r Mr E. G. Davis, chairman of the Parish Council of Defense. spcak!tr of the accomplishments of the war gave some interesting figures for 'liges tion. Hon. Lelis L. Mor a' made a patriotic speech and Rev. .1. 0. Miller closed with prayer. All the churches participated in tha celebra tion of victory. The following terms of the armis tice were given out by the city papers Tuesday morning: Washington, Nov. 11.-Signing of tne ar i,:stic, u 1. `.r -lia ; a I " pr - t.* ,:,id tod.' u'; P.ts dent \V1l:,on who announced i: ter,:is a' a joint session of Congress. The terms herald :the ,nd *f the war, because they take fr',:1 Ger many the power to ren,' .v "i. Just before he wocit :o the capitol the President, in a uro, llznation ad= dressed to his fellow .ount.ymen, said: "The armistice was signel this morning. Everything for whibh America fought has beel ; ,cepted. It will now be our foruanate d'ty to assist by example, by sober, friendly council and by material aid in the estimate of just democracy through out the world." Stripped of its malicious, power, the military autocracy, its miastera driven to exile, Germany stands De fore the world's courts of justice as having subscribed to terms of sur render ,which probably will be re corded as the most drastic and com plete ever measured out to a defeat ed foe. Reading the full text. of the terms discloses measures the United States and the Allied governments have taken to guarantee that Germany's acceptance shall not be a scrap of paper, and to insure the destruction of the military caste which once could secretly and of its single choice disturb the peace of the world. What Peace Terms Mean. Evacuation, reparation and resti tution are the keynotes of the ar mistice. Here are the principal things Ger many must do: Immediate evacuation of Alsace Lorraine. Belgium, Luxemburg, Rus sia and Rumania without further de struction or harm to inhabitants. Then occupation by American and Allied troops of all the countries on the west bank of the Rhine. SThen, further, creation of a neu tral zone, thirty kilometers (about 20 miles) wide. extending from Hol land half way down to the Swiss border, and twenty kilometers wide for the remaindler. Meanwhile, as a guaranty of good faith, the occupation by American and Allied troops of Mayence. Cob lenz and Cologne. the principal cross ings of the Rhine. with a thirty kilo meter radius about bridgeheads. On the eastern front all German troops are to be withdrawn from ter ritory which before the war belong ed to Russia. Rumania or Turkey. Then. the German war machine miust disarm. The principal por tions of it.: navy must be handed over and arms, munitions and engines of war numbered by the thousands are to be taken from the army. American and Allied prisoners are to be repatriated without reciprocal lContinued on page 6) RALPH MIL LEI. News is received of the death of SRalph Miller. at camp. in October. Mr. Miller was one of the called sol . diers in the infantry. PROCEEDINGS OF POLICE JURY NOVEMBER 12TH Failure of Prosecution of Delinquents Extends Time of Dipping. GOVERNMENT CALLS FOR ANOTHER SEASON Appropriation for Fair Re newed. Other Business Transacted. Covington, La., Nov. 12, 1918. The police jury of St. Tammany parish met on the above date in their office in the courthouse, with J. M. Smith, president pro tem, in the chair and the following members present: Geo. Koepp, first ward; H. N. Fendlason, second ward; E. J. Do mergue, third ward; J. M. Smith, fourth ward; Sam Cowart, fifth ward; F. Crawford, sixth ward; W. H. Davis, seventh ward; E. P. Ro bert, eighth ward; Robt. C. Abney,, tenth ward. Absert, J. B. Howze, ninth ward. A quorum was present. Moved by Mr. Koepp, seconded by Mr. Abney, that E. E. Lyon be ap pointed secretary pro tem in the place of F. J. Martindale, who was absent because of sickness. Carried. The secretary read a letter from Dr. J. F. Polk, stating that he had been called into the service by the Government and had ,to report to Camp Beauregard and because of this fact he requested to be given a leave of absence as chairman of the Parish Board of Health. Moved by Mr. Koepp, seconded by Mr. Cowalt, that Dr. Polk be granted a leave of ab sence as Parish Health Office* for the remained or the war or until he returns to the parish. Carried. 'Upon motion of Mr. Koapp, sec onded by ,Mr. Cowart, the following report of the finance committee was approved: Covington, La., Nov. 12, '1918. To the President-and Members of the Police Jury of St. Tammany Par ish, Louisiana: Gentlemen:-We, the undersigned finance committee, Ihave examined and approved bills to the following amoutns: Road fund, $123.11. General fund, $1337.11. Dipping vat, $1266.50. J. M. SMITH, H. N. FENDLASON, Finance Committee. The parish treasurer presented an itemized report of the criminal, dip ping vat and general funds from .January 1st, 1918, to October ist, 1918, and also his regular report for the month of October, whicn is as follows: Covington, La., Nov. 12, 1918. To the Honorable President and Members of the Police Jury: Gentlemen:-I beg to sumbit my report for the month of October, 1918, as follows: M t- 0 e om- N J ' CA 004 O O r- NO C "0 "'" O O t • .' 'P o 1"N o o t-c a u acr' q 4 * - - . 0.0 , C ( .l rk of (our 'n "'n aCt l, 1918.. 0 0 f'tl oa Cout ... .. 32.8 ooedrf .ovembe 1st .16 ' I O . OHOR , 0 Tes rer O n m o o Mr. Co the t d are t . sreay o ~o p . Q M O . Q0 " "~ ,u t0 .°,,Hz ad ý O .o . a- s.10 c -, Clr of Cout un a Oct. 1, 1918.. t act 324.84 ,OesO dsuement .d. .. 250 0 L ) m 0 ClerO oN Ceourt Fund On hand Oct. 1, 1918.. Recd. during month .. 324.84 Total to arccount ...... 324.84 Les, disbursements ... 325.00 Overdraft N~ovembe~r 1st .16 Respectfully submitted, GFO. F. BIERbHORST. Treasurer. On motion of Mr. Koepp the two reports of the treasurer were adopt ed as read 'by h1l secretary. (Continued. on page 3.) "STANDING ROOM ONLY" , ::: ::: :::::::::::: .... :::::::: ..:- ;.· -:: :: :: :... : . : .- ?.:.:. ::: s is simply an overow crowd at concert given at a '. M. . . bin in Camp MacArthr Waco, Texa ient of the country is at the disposal of the army Y. M. C. A . otebn.Entertainers who, -i I? .. LETTERS FROM SOLDIER BOYS IN FRANCE Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Moise, of Cov ington, are in receipt of the follow ing letter from their son, Vaughan, who is "somewhere in France," dat ed Sept. 18, 1918.: My Dear Mother and Father: I suppose you are anxious to hear from me. I have been in the front line trenches 45 days getting ready for our big drive, which took place on September 12th, at 10 o'clock a. m. Our big guns began roaring at 5 a. m. and we went over the top. At first the Huns thought it was the French trying to scare them, but they soon found out it was the "Black Snakes," as we Americans boys are called by the Germans. Bullets and all forts of fires were falling so fast we did not know what minute would be our last. It was awful; but finally we got them, and they started to run, and we ran those d- Dutchmen thru hell, and we are not thru with them yet-we are going to clean out the whole Ger man race. We killed and captured all in our way. They ran so fast we had to stop and wait for our kitchen to catch up and bring us food, then we were again ready for the Huns. We were in this drive four days and four nights without any rest. We took thirty-six square kilometers. I tell you I will never forget this drive, but I came out without a scratch. I assure you I am proud and happy to know I was able to do my bit to help my coun try crush the Huts, and I am ready to go over the top any time I am called. This enclosed memoranda was given all the boys by our Brigadier General after the drive. I am well and getting fat and will be home soon, so do not worry about us over here. Love to all at home. Your soldier boy, VAUGHN. The memoranda referred to above is as follows: Headquarters 180th Int. Brigade, American Expeditionary Forces, September 30, 1918. The Brigade commander wishes to praise in unmeasured terms the or ganizations of the Brigade that have accomplished their missions since early morning September 12, 1918. You have received your baptism of fire in a truly splendid manner, worthy of your people at home, and of the great Sta*es that you repre sent. In front of you the Germans had lines of defenses which they had constantly improved thru a period of four years. These you broke, and in a series of rapid operations, made yourselves masters of over 26 square kilometers of enemy territory until checked by his second defensive system. No higher ideals have ever been fought for than those for which you fight. Your enemy has violated every law of God and man and has committed every atrocity of which his cruel mind could conceive. Close with him 4ad let steel put an end to the self-styled campaign of fright fulness. U. G. "'OTEXANDER, * Brigadier General, U. S. A., Com manding. Mrs. J. T. Buisson. of Covington, has received the fo'lowing letter from her nephew, Sidney Buisson, who is now with the army in France: Dear Fonse:-Arrived in France safe and enjoyed the trip. Have not yet been to the front and don't think I will 'have to go, for the Kaiser is about to give up, now. The Ameri can boys have made him sick. We are just starting on his hide now. LOCAL BOARD GETS ORDERS FOR DRAFT The following instructions have been received by the Local Board since the signing of the armistice, concerning the status of registered men: 1. The classification of men who on Sept. 12 had attained their 37th birthday is discontinued. As no questionnaires were mailed to registrants between ages of 37 and 45 by this Board, these men are herqby notified not to expect a ques tionnaire. 2. The classifloations and exami nations of men who on Sept. 12 had attained their 19th birthday and had not attained their 37th, will continue as usual. All these men are hereby notified and warned that they must appear before this IBoard for exami nation or for any other call that they may receive. 3. The questionnaires and classi fications of 18 year old registrants will be attended to at an early date. 4. Pending further instructions no more inductions shall be made into the army, and all outstanding calls for the army are cancelled. 5. All calls or competent orders for induction into the Navy or Marine Corps will proceed as ordered. 6. Nothing contained in the In structions shall operate to relieve from the consequence of his acts any registrant affected by these orders who have heretofore become a delin quent or deserter. Volunteers for Navy. Louisiana has been asked to fur nish five white rigger-bridge and structural\ men. The services of these men are immediately needed by the Navy and men who qualify will be assigned to immediate over seas duty. The following qualifications are necessary: Must be fit for general military service; must be a citizen of the United States; must be able to read and write the English lan guage. Voluntary period will end Novem ber 23, 1918. Men who desire to enter this branch of service should communicate Immediately with the Local Board. GUY A. SMITH, Chief Clerk Local Board. LUTHERAN CHURCIH. Rev. O. W. Luecke announces that there will be Luthern services Sun day, November 17. Morning services will be held in Abita Springs; also evening services at 7 p. m., with holy communion. After services the ladies will dia cuss the advisability of having a Christmas tree for the Sunday School children. FOR SALE-Six room house, on 19th Avenue. All modern conveni ences. Ground 90 feet by 150 deep. Apply to, E. D. Kentzel, Covington, Louistana. I think it will not be long before I see you and Uncle Dudley. Fonse, please write to mamma when you receive this letter and tell her that I arrived in France safe and am feeling fine. I sure wish I was on my way to see you all, but I won't be gone long. It's been so long since I wrote a let ter that I have lost practice. It's sure a good thing to know how to speak French here, and I come in handy for the boys who can't under stand them. Write soon and give me some news about the States. My address will be, M. L. C., A. P. O. 727, American Expeditionary Forces, France. Your nephew, SID. DISTRICT COURT WILL NOT OPEN TILL DEC. 9. The Association of Commerce hav ing passed resolutions asking for the continuance of court until later than the set date, November 18, because of the flu, the following order has been issued: Order. Upon consultation with numerous citizens and upon suggestions that there might be danger to the public in the holding of a jury term of court during the week beginning Novem ber 18th, and the Court being of the opinion that for the best interests of the citizens, It "is ordered that the term be con tinued until Monday, December 9th, all jurors to be notified to be present on that day and witnesses to be sum moned accordingly. November 12, 1918. PRENTISS B. CARTER, Judge. A true copy. HOLGER KOHNKE, Dy. Clerk of Court. ----0-- THE SCHOOLS. The Slidell and Mandeville schools will open Monday, Nov. 18. The Covington, Madisonville and Abita Schools will not open until further notice. This action is taken as a matter of precaution. With the flu not entire ly suppressed it is thought better not to take any chances of a re-cur rence of the disease. PURE FLOWER IS NO IANGER BARRED. Mr. John L. Haller, food Commis sioner of St Tammany parish, an nounces that there is no longer any restrictions as to flour and its substi tutes. The pure flour may now be used by those who desire it. All substitutes for flour have been can celled. LIST OF DEAD LETTERS. Following is the list of dead let ters remaining in the Covington post office: Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Adam:, Mrs. J. Brown, Miss Marion Brown, L. L. Blount, Mrs. Bulah Barns, Miss Ma halia Crawford, Miss A. Going, Mrs. Grossman, Mrs. John Hogan, Mrs. Jemima Jones, W. L. Lawrence, Mrs. Bell Lewis, Josephine Levy, Mrs. Ina McGee, Miss Rosa Mins, E. V. Moore, Will Wilson, Orene Parker Co., Ern est Penn, Elonzo Route, M. M. Shank Miss Sallie Sharp, Miss Victorean Symean, Miss Sadie Strain, Miss Edith Strain, Mrs. J. A. 'Starling, Master Fred Taylor, D. D. Thomas, W. C. Tanner, Wilson Towner, Miss Irene Vinyard, Miss Nutic White, Bob Wadkins, I. H. Williams, Mar tha Woodard. JACOB SE-LER, Postmaster. -0- MISS MORRELL DISCUSSES WO L AN" SUFFRAGE. New Orleans, Nov. 11, 1918. Editor St. Tammany Farmer: May I as a former contributor to .your paper, and one who espoused in its columns the cause of equal rights for women, express my sincere gratitude at the showing which St. Tammany parish made in the elec tion of November 5th, wherein it gave a majority to the 12th amend ment? And may I also take unto myself just the least bit of credit for this result; that the tiny seeds of (eatian.o "n page 6) PARISH FAIR TO HAVE EXHIBITS FROM OTHER PARISHES Restaurant In Hands of the Women's Progressive Union. RACES TO BE HELD EVERY DAY OF FAIR Big Prize List To Be Special Feature, Worth Com peting For.) As there will be few parish fairs held in the state, the St. Tammany fair will attract considerable atten tion. Besides the opportunity of ex cellent selection of agricultural pro ducts, by reason of increased produc tion to meet war demands, the ex hibits should be-of greater interest than ever. Also, being one of very few fairs, there will be exhibits from other parishes that have not been able to exhibit in their own parish. Mr. Karl Treen, boys' club agent, and Miss Martha Williams, in charge of the Girls' clubs, htve taken special interest in this matter and have had the hearty co-operation of the fair officials in seeking entries from these parishes. It is understood that Tan gipahoa and Washington parishes will make entries, and In considera tion therefor the state allowance of $500 for these two parishes will be allotted to this parish and the par ishes interested will give $100 each for prizes, making $700 in prizes for all these exhibitors. This should be a strong inducement and help great ly to increase interest in the fair. The Women's Progressive Union will have charge of the restaurant and in accord with their usual suc cess in this d4partment, visitors will find their needs in the food line well taken care of. Also arrangements will be made for the comfort of the visitors gener ally on the fair grounds. Music, lancing and amusements will be pro vided to pass the time pleasantly, and there will be the usual speaking and opening day celebration. The races, which will occur daily, will have ,ome excellent entries. It is expected that the same rail road rates of one and one-third will be given by the railroads for the aeferred dates. THE CURB MARKET. The Curb Market will resume busi ness at 9 a. m., instead of at the old time of opening. Miss Martha Williams will be in attendance to sell the canned goods of the Girls' Can ning Club. Prices will Ibe fixed by Miss Williams. LOUISIANA SHIPBUILDING C(Oa PORATION LAUNCHES THE BUCRANNON AT SLIDELL Sunday, November 10, the Louisi ana Shipbuilding Corporation launch ed the Buchannon in the presence of an enthusiastic gathering of visitors and Slidell people. Mrs. S. C. Jenk ins christened the vessel, amidst the enthusiastic applause of the patriotcl crowd. THOMAS GUZMAN. Thomas Guzman died in Folsom, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1918, at the age of 41 years. He Joined the Catholic Church shortly before his death. Funeral services were preached by Rev. John Burger. Interment was made Wednesday in the Covington Cemetery. He js survived by his widow, who was Miss Estelle Roquet, of Mande ville, five children, Claire, Stella, Thomas, Paul and florence, and three sisters, Mrs. Sam Poole, of Cov ington, La.; Mrs. J. H. Presley, of Talisheek, and Mrs. Rose Ballam, of Madisonville. Mr. Guzman was a native of Co lumbia, Miss., and was the son of Paul Guzman and Harriett Plenn. Mr. Guzman was one of the best konwn railroad men in this section. He was with the old East Louisiana road, having entered their employ ment June 15, 1898, and remaining with that road until it was taken over by the New Orleans Great Northern. Besides being a very popular and highly esteemed man, he was greatly) valued by the officials of the N. O. G. N.. being a first-class engineer and a man in whom they had perfect trust. He was a valued member of the Association of Engineers. His death will be a sad blow to his num erous friends in St. Tammany parish. Running on the same line with him were Conductor L. I. Napier and T. Stockstill, fireman. There were many beautiful floral offerings. The pallbearers were Conductors L. I. Napier, and J. P. VanZandt, Engineers P. I. McCarty and H. E. Cutrer, Firemen Jessie Crawford and iT. Stockstill.. ST. TAMMANY WILL GO OVER. THE TOP IN WAR DRIVE Chairman Domergue Says Approximate Figures Only Available. BUT NO DOUBT OF GOING OVER Returns From Outlying Dis tricts Will Bring Fig ures Higher. Parish Chairman E. J. Domergue speaks confidently of the results of the war drive in St. Tammany par ish. While he cannot at this time, outlying districts not having made returns, give positive figures, Mr. Do mergue gives the approximate flgures as follows: Ward 1 ........4... 6000.00 Ward 2 ............. 500.00 Ward 3 ............. 4500.00 Ward 4 ............. 2000.00 Ward 5 ............. 400.00 Ward 6 ............. 1000.00 Ward 7 ............. 560.00 Ward 8 ............. 500.00 Ward 9 ............. 6000.00, Ward 10 ............ ...1000.00 Mr. Flanders, chairman of Wash ington parish, expects to go over the top by a good margin. Among the larger contributions was one by A. H. Clement for $500. Full figures will be giver natt week. ,Mrs. B. B. Warren, chairman of Girls' Division of the War Work Campaign, announces that pledge cards will be -given out in the Sun day Schools to-morrow. Mrs. War ren says the slogan for the Victory Girls is, "Every girl pulling for vic tory," and it is to be hoped that every girl in the parish from the ageo of 10 years to 21 will enroll as a Vic tory Girl in this War Work Cam paign. The object of the Victory Girls is to earn and give different amounts to this war work, so that they man feel they have a direct, personal part in this great world war. It will be an Inspiration to our ,Aghters to know that our girls are "making real sac rifies to provide them with eomfort and cheer." 80o girls do your part towards helping St. Tammany perish oger the top. JOEN DURX. The messenger of Death east a dark shadow over the little family of John Dors, on November ,, 1918, when it was called upon to mourn the loss of a devoted husband and father. Mr. Derx was a native of New York, having come to Lacombe about ten years ago where he married Miss Eva Todd in 1911. Three children blessed the union. One, a son, died in infancy. This fall Mr. Deror moved with his family onto a small farm north of town and being an industrious work er their future looked particularly bright till he was stricken by the dreaded influenza. He has been an active worker in the Sunday School, of which he was superintendent, and the memory of his christian life wiU serve as a beacon light to guide his dear ones to a happy reunion in that home where there is no more sick ness and death. A FRIEND. . -**0-*---** GENERAL REVOLUTION THREAT-.. ENED. Revolution is threatened in Hol land and Spain and there is disturb ance in Norway and Sweden. The Socialists have pullet down the na tional flag in Vienna and replaced it with the red. Conditions are threat ening. The Unite dStates and the Allies are "ready to lend their whole resource to the task of restoring the economic basis of orderly civilized life in those countries that are showing by their acts they desire or der and civilization." Every population between the Vol ga and the Rhine is threatened. LADIES SHQULD ATTEND THE FIRST AID CLASSES. Now that the influenza epidemic has abated, it is time for the ladies to see the necessity of the formation of First Aid Classes under the direc tion of the Ameircan Red Cross. After the great tragedy and sacrifice of human life, where people died I without at least "first aid." which in many cases could have been used if only the means of knowing how it should be done had been there. The past "flu" epidemic must teacir us a lesson, "never to forget to be pre pared for an emergency." The classes are now in course of formation. Send in your name and as soon as the required number of applicants are secured we will begin. Yours truly, H. E. GAUTREAUX, M. D., / Obairman Parish Committee.