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I Joined the - Red Cross? THE ST. TAMMANY FARMER The subscriptln pice of he On Sale Every Saturday at Farmer i 200 Yoll et more goN1A'P and WATKINS DRUG STORAE, CovingtonD than your money's worth by being IDEAL PHARMACY, Madison. a subscriber. Help us boost the wille. Five Cents Per Copy. Parish along. D. H. MASON, Editor COVINGTON, LA., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1918 VOL. 45 No. 2 THE BIG DRIVE WILL NOW BE ON FOR RED CROSS Director E. Poitevent Calls Meeting at School House, Monday. CHRISTMAS PACKAGES MAILED TO SOLDIERS Appeal Made For Knitted Garments and Band age Workers. The meeting of the Covington Branch, A. R. C., which was to have been held Tuesday, was postponed on account of the inclemency of the weather. The meeting will be held to-day (Saturday) at 4 p. in. at the courthouse for the purpose of elect ing officers. All members are urged to attend. MRS. B. B. \VARREN. Secretary. Dierctor Poitevent announces that there will be a meeting of the Red Cross at the school house in Coving ton, Sunday, December 1. Matters relative to the coming Christmas membership drive will be discussed. All members are asked to be present The meeting will be at 1:30 p. m. Mr. Poitevent has been such an earnest worker for the Red Cross, and he has been so loyal to his home C parish in seeing that all monies spent by the IPoitevent & Favre Company have been credited to St. Tammany *' parish-and this money has been a considerable sum-that he should be rewarded by the very best support that Red Cross members of this par ish can give him. Everybody come to the meeting and be prepared to give some sug gestion for boosting the drive. The Poitevent & Favre Company yre the first to take a page ad. in the Varmer boosting the Christmas Mem bership Drive. The Red Cross rooms have been busy this week. It is no fun making up and inspecting the Christmas packages that will be mailed to the boys who will spend their Christras abroad, and to see that they get off in time to meet the requirements of the Government. November 30 is the last day. Seventy-six packages were inspect ed and mailed up to the time we went to press Friday evening, and more were expected for to-day. Covington sent off 31 packages, Slidell 13, Mandeville 17, Madison ville 6, Abita Springs, 3, Sun 1, Fol som 4, Waldheim 1. An especial appeal is made by the Covington Red Cross for workers to make knitted garments and band ages. The war is not over for our boys aeross the sea, as far as assistance from the Red Cross goes, nor can ouar wounded do without bandages. The call should be promptly answer ed by all who can. New Orleans, Nov. 29.-"Soap, soap, my kingdom for some soap- and some good home-made like mother-used-to-make stuff. O boy!" This is the plea that comes from one t of our Southern boys in a German prison camp. And the Red Cross is going to see that he gets what he wants. Here is the story. Last March, Robert Caballero, of New Orleans, .,son of Mrs. Dominique Caballero, of Palincourtville. La., reached France with the U. S. Marines. Several months later, Mrs. Oaballero receiv ed a letter from a delegate of the Catholic Mission of Switzerland, in f orming her that he had seen her Sson in a German prison camp. T 'hrough the Red Cross Bureau of Communication a correspondce De tWeen young Caballero and his fam ly was arranged. When Mrs. Caballero received the ' above unusual request, she immedi C ately got to work and packed a box Swith fig preserves, fruit cake, pies., and all sorts of eats-and soap. But as many things were smuggled in eontrary to the Red Cross regula Stions-"they surely won't deny my poor boy some preserves and just a Slittle bit of fruit cake," thought the :ager mother-the box plus all the ood things was returned from New York. But Robert must have what .he asks for. His brother, Jos. Cabal lero. of New Orleans, came to tne Lheadquarters of the Gulf Division *,a -Ahe A. R. C., in New Orleans, with .ls problem. In a short time Ro> *rt will have his goodies and soap. "I feel sure that Bob will be taken ood care of now that the Red Cross ;eople are on his track," says his brother. "I can never say enough for the Red Cross. It's some organi -.tion, take it from me-and the y they get people out of difficulties simply great." SNew Orleans, Nov. 28.-According *a report from Washington head ter of the American Red Cross, LOUISIANA WILL SOON BE FREE OF CATTLE TICKS Largest Territory Ever Lib erated In Year In One State. 12,742,151 DIPPINGS OF CATTLE IN LOUISIANA Records Broken By State For Number of Cattle Dipped All Year. Washington, D. C., Nov. 27-Lou isiana takes high honors in the re lease from cattle fever tick quaran tines authorized for December 1 in an order signed by Secretary of Agri culture D. F. Houston. In the first place, the amount of territory to be freed in Louisiana 23,49 2 square miles-ia the largest grossly infested area ever released in one year in any one state since the co operative State and Federal fight against the parasite began in 1906. The next largest release of territory was that of 15,358 square miles in Mississippi in 1917. Furthermore, Louisiana has not only set the high mark for the num ber of cattle dipped this year, but it has broken all records for all years. In the first ten months of 1918 Fed eral, State and county inspectors supervised 12,742,141 dippings of cattle in Louisiana. The next larg est number of dippings in one State in one year was 7,029,272, the mark set by Mississippi in 1917. ,If these figures do not indicate that release orders follow the dipping vat, consider this: The amount of terri tory released this year in nine states -79,217 square miles-is the great est on record. And the number of dippings in all tick-infested territory in the first ten months of 1918 also is the greatest on record-39,263,867 -exceeding more than ten million the number for the entire year of 1917. Parishes To Be Freed. The parishes in Louisiana from which quarantine restrictions are to be removed December 1 are: Allen, Avoyelles. Beauregard, Bien ville, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Cameron, Catahoula, Claiborne, DeSoto, East Baton Rouge, Grant, Jackson, Jeffer son. Lafourche, LaSalle, Morehouse, Red River, Richland, Sabine, St. Ber nard, St. Charles, St. Helena, Tan gipahoa, Terrebonne, Union, Vernon, Wabster, West Baton Rouge, the re mainders of Orleans and Ouachita, and parts of Ascension, Iberville, St. James and St. John. Parishes previously released are: Caddo, Concordia, East Carroll, East Feliciana, Franklin, Jefferson Davis, Lincoln, Madison, Pointe Cou pee, Tensas, Washington, West Felic (Continuad on page 6) ---0*-- MOOSE MAY BUILD HOME HERE. The Loyal Order of Moose antici pate building a home for their aged members. Mobllg has been working to have the ,home built there, but Covington is also interested and be lieves there is nb Iegter place than here. Members of tie Association of Commerce have beel working on the matter, and intereased parties have been looking overLthe ground. Schonberg's Pharmarc has a com plete assortment of Dennison Christ man cards and seals. Just arrived. 110 American Red Cross workers arrived in London during the month of October. This list includes work ers from almost every state in the United States. The Guft Division of the A. R. C. was well represented by eight workers, five of ~whom came from Louisiana, and three from Ala bama. There are: John W. Fair fax, Jr., New Orleans; Geo. B. Ferry, New Orleans; Mrs. Rosalie Nixon, New Orelans; Hilda A. Simmons and Lois S. Simmons, of Baton cRouge; Lamar G. Patterson, Montgomery, Ala.; Florence McCressin. Birming ham, Ala., and James H. Ballantine, Huntsville, Ala. New Orleans, Nov. 2S.-American soldiers who have been or still are prisoners in Germany will have a Merry Chrstmas after all. The Gulf Division is notified from Washington to-day tbhat shipments originally sent to Switzerland will be diverted to Paris and reach the men in time for Christmas Ave. Hereto fore all shipments to prisoners have been handled through Switzerland. Exactly 108 cases containing 2431 Christmas parcels and 15 cases of cigars for American prisoners are in the shipment to American prisqners. They were sent by relatives and for %-arded from New York in October. In the Paris offices 4t the Red Cross there will be'handled also an additional supply of ChVistmas gifts for pirsoners to who, 0othing has been sent. THE STOREKEEPER UP TO DATE Gas masks are Indospensable articles near the front. This Y. M. C. A. canteen nmanaiger has been forced to don his "muzzle," but he is still holding his positionl behind the counter. He was later wounded while on duty. Y. M. C. A. men at the front not only see that the boys are furnished refreshmennts, but they often help in the care of the wounded. Sevetal Red Triangle workers have been wounded by shell and gas, while a number have lost their lives in this service. The sign just over the "Y" man's shoulder reads: Our Slogan-Best for the Man in the Mud." RESTRICTIONS ON SUGAR ARE REMOVED New Orleans, Nov. 27, 1918. To All District and Parish Food Ad ministrators: The following instructions just re ceived from Washington through Mr. Horace C. Earle, of the Sugar Di vision, now in New Orleans: "To. relieve congested conditions in Louisiana cane and beet sugar pro ducing territory, the certificate plan of distribution to manufacturers and dea:ers is abandoned, effective im mediately. The zoning plan of dis tribution 'will continue effective." Accordingly, until otherwise ad vised, this office has stopped the is suance of sugar distribution certiti cates, and therefore sugar hereafter may be obtained by the wholesale grocers, soft drink, candy, and other manufacturers, bakers, public eating houses, retail grocers and others dealing and handling sugar, as here tofore, without the presentation and surrender of sugar distribution cer tificates. The above for your information and guidance. Please notify your deputies and all interested. Yours very truly, Food Administrator for La. Per J. M. Wilzin. -0---- ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS. No; the schools are not closed. It is not thought there is any good reason to close them. Pupils not in school manage to go to the skating rink. No; the flu and yellow fever are not the same thing. The flu and cholera are not re lated. No; you can't catch the flu from the films at the picture show, even though they come from infected places. They move so fast the germs can't jump off. Anybody who hasn't had the flu and wants to prove that it can be caught in Covington can prove it by running up and down the street hol lering murder. But you must keep your mind on the flu at the same time--and wipe your mouth with a borrowed handkerchief. --0-- FIREMEN ELECT OFFICERS. At a meeting of the Covington Fire Association, held November 19, the following officers were elected: Jacob Seller, president; Harry A. Mackie, vice-president; Paul J. La croix, treasurer; W. C. Morel, Jr., secretary; H. J. Ostendorf, chief; J. H. Lambert, assistant chief; S. J. Newman, garnd marshal. -0- MRS. LUELLA GAINES. On Monday, November 18, 1918, at 7:10 a. m., Luella Carpenter, wife of Leslie Gaines. departed this life at the age of 29 years. She leaves one little girl; Georgia Mae. her husband, and sisters Mrs. Bessie Schenk, Mrs. Carnella Schenk, Mrs. Pearl Raborn, Miss Viola Carpenter,, and brothers, Morgan Carpenter, Leander Carpen ter, and father P. M. Carpenter. The funeral took 'place from her late residence in Covington. on Tues day at 10 o'clock. Interment in the Covington Cemetery, Rev. F. C. Tal mare officiating. May her soul rest in peace. A FRIEND. DOINGS IN THE MIXUP OVER THERE London, Nov. 28.-The Vienna gov ernment intends to bring to trial all persons responsible for the war, in cluding Count Berchtold, Austro Hungarian foreign minister when the war broke out, and Count Czerntn, foreign'minister at a later period, ac cording to an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Copenhagen today. London, Nov. 28.-Bavaria has broken relations with the Berlin gov ernment, according to a Munich mes sage transmitted by the Central News correspondent at Copenhagen. London, Nov. 28.-(British Wire less Service)-In connection with re ports that the resignation of Dr. Solf, the German foreign minister, and Mathais Erzberger, another member of the cabinet, are expected after the severe attacks made upon them at the Federal congress in Berlin, it is stated in a Copenhagen message that documents are to be published con cerning many compromising facts re garding the activities of Herr Erz berger during the earlier years of the war. AT THE BAPTIST CHURCH. There will be regular services at the iBaptist Church, to-morraw (Sun day) at 11 a. m. Sunday School will be at 9:30 a. m. The public is invited to attend. REV. C. E. REID, Pastor. ---0-- LIST OF GRAND JURORS. Following is the list of Grand Jurors: No. Name Ward 1. Jno. F. Mevers ......... 1 2. Michel Koepp, Sr., ....... 1 3. Henry Barker ........... 2 4. Dave Sharp ............. 2 5,. J. F. Hester ........... 3 6. Chas. Jenkins ........... 3 7. W. T. Coffee ........... 4 8. C. A. David ............ 4 9. Henry Culbreath ........ 5 10. J. W. Williams .......... 5 11. G. C. Thomas ........... 6 12. Albert Welsh ........... 6 13. Harry Culbertson ....... 7 4. John King ............. 7 15. H. J. W illis ............ 8 16. Ed. Foy ................ 8 17. A. A. Parker ........... 9 18. F. F. Wigginton ......... 9 19. Alfred Heath ........... 10 20. James A. "agan ........ 10 A true copy. HOLGER KOHNKE, n30 Dy. Clerk of Court. ---0-- 100,000 WOMEN. TO RE3LAIN IN RAILROAD JOBS. Washington, Nov. 28th.-Women railroad employees, about 100,000 in number, who were added to the pay r olls on account of the war, mainly as clerks and stenographers, prob ably will be retained permanently, it was said today at headquarters of the railroad administration. Specific action in this regard will be left to individual railroads, but administration officials who made a survey of the employment situation believe the demand for labor during the readjustment period will be so great that it will be not only desir able but necessary to retain the. wo men employees. PARISH. FAIR IS CALLED OFF FOR THE PRESENT Board of Directors Hold Meeting and Pass Resolutions. PANICKY FEELING OF PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE Candy Bought Will Be Sold On Columbia Street To-Day. The postponing of the parish fair was a great disappointment to those who had looked forward to making it one of the best, but the general .iublic seemed to oppose it, through fear that more flu might be brought in, that the officials finally passed the following resolutions and ordered the grounds closed: Whereas, the present unsettled weather conditions as also the unsat isfactory health conditions of the parish are unfavorable to the hold ing of the Parish Fair on November 28, 2.9, 30, and December 1, 1918, and, Whereas, the holding of the said Fair under the aforenamed condi tions and dates will in all probability result in a moral and financial fail ure; therefore Be it it resolved, That the St. Tammany Parish Fair, fixed for Nov. 28, 29, 30, and Dec. 1, 1918, be post poned unto some more favorable time and opportunity. The motion to adopt the above resolution was made by Dr. A. G. Maylie, seconded by Mrs. B. B. War ren, and carried without a dissent ing vote. Some expenses were incurred, among them the purchase of about $500.00 worth of candy and a horse racing machine. In order that the candy may not be a loss it has been decided to use the racing machine to dispose of the candy. So all loyal citizens will have an opportunity to play the races to-day, on Columbia street, near Watkins' City Drug Store. Just walk up to the machine and place your bets. Some of you will win boxes of candy and some must lose, but you will have a fair chance and if you are lucky at play ing the races and fond of a little gamble you will get your money's worth. At least you will be helping the fair. No announcement has been made as to just when the fair will be put on. SAVE TOUR EXHIBIT; TWO MORE FAIRS. Prevent Weevils By The Use Of Com mon Gasoline. Now that the fair has been post poned, the exhibits so carefully se lected and prepared should not be carelessly put aside. The 10-ear ex hibits of corn will be good seed and should be preserved from weevils. The peas or beans selected will make better planting seed than unselected seed. The pigs that have been "pushed" for the fair should continue to be "pushed"-but do not make them too fat on corn. Give some wheat bran or shorts or a quarter mound daily of high grade cottonseed meal with slops. This amount is for a 100-pound hog. This makes a very good hog feed. Its use should befor four weeks and then discon tinued for one week. Too much feed for a long period is dangerous. A state corn show will be held in December or January, and very large premiums will be paid. The best five or ten exhibits of corn from club members of this parish are wanted for this fair. Again, there may be a Spring Festival or Victory Fair at Covington in a few months from now. If so, club exhibits will be wanted there as much as at the fall fair. Preserve the exhibits. Put seed corn and 10-ear exhibits in a tight barrel or box, put a plate full of gasoline on top of corn, cover bar rel or box with oil cloth or paper, tightly. Leave for three days, then uncover to let "air" for half day. Then cover again tightly. Don't go near barrel or box with a torch, lamp or match while undergoing treat ment. Two tea cups of gasoline should be enough for a flour barrel of corn on ear, or one teacupfull for shelled corn or peas. But the barrel mus' 'be air tight to be effective. "High life" used in the above way is the standar$ remedy. It may be purchased at drug stores. It is in expen.ive but economical. Gasoline is effective end cheaper and more convenient to get. So the "John D" solution is good for several things besides hustling "road louses" over the hills. KARL TREEN, Boys' Club Agent. WHAT MILK CAN DO FOR YOUR TABLE IF YOU KNOW HOW A Demonstration Will Be Made By Mrs. Eaton 2 to 3 To-Day. SAUSAGE MADE OUT OF COTTAGE CHEESE Other Interesting Demon strations at Association of Commerce. The fact that the fair has been postponed releases from demonstra tion work scheduled for that oc casion, Mrs. Virginia Eaton, Louisi ana state demonstration agent of the L'. S. Deiartment of Agriculture; Mis-; Mary Sue Maddox, emergency district home demonstration agent, and Miss Martha Williams, girls' club agent of St. Tammany parish. This will give the people of Covington and people from rural districts that are able to attend, an opportunity to wit ness the result of this work- and see some of the things that would have been on exhibition at the fair, if they will be present at the rooms of the Association of Commerce in Coving ton to-day (Saturday) from 2 to 3 o'clock -p. m. The demonstration of Mrs. Eaton will be especially interesting, be cause it is new to most people and covers a wonderful field in. the eco nomic management of the home table. Butter making and its by products-skimmed milk as human food, and how to use it. Cottage cheese with sweet or sour cream, sugar or chives, chopped onions or caraway seeds. Cottage cheese with fruit preserves, bread or crackers or bits of jelly. Cottage cheese as a salad, cottage cheese rools, Boston roast, cheese roast, nut roast, cheese sauce, cheese sausage, croquettes and numerous other dishes that are said to be extremely imitative of real meats and very tempting and palat able. Cheese lemonade and cheese syrup. Mrs. Eaton will show you how to make all these things, and you will be surprised and delighted to learn that if you had known how to do these things during the war your table would have been more nourinh ing and less expensive than it was. You will be able to get some leaf lets and bulletins that will instruct you in the making of the many things that can be made of milk. There seems to be an impression that 6 1-2 mills will be levied to meet the payment of bonds and interest of First Road District. This is not true. In accordance with informa tion from the assessor's office, the levy this year will be three mills. PROMINENT DRUGGIST DB.AD. H. C. Mackle, In Business 50 Years, Passes Away. (From Times-Picayune) The funeral of the late Henry Clar ence Mackie, who died Tuesday, Nov. 26. 1918, took place at 3:30 Wednes day afternoon, from the Mackie home at 3426 Camp street. New Orleans. Interment was in Lafayette Ceme tery. Mr. Mackie was born, in New Or leans, September, 1842. He was in the drug business in New Orleans fifty years and was with the Parker Blake Company forty-two years, be ing a stockholder and manager of the city department for the past twenty six years. Mr. Mackie was a member of Com pany A, Crescent City Guards, during the Civil War. He was taken pris oner at the battle of Winchester, Va., September 19, 1864, and received his parole on May 23, 1865. He is survived by his widow, three sons and two daughters, Harry A., of Covington, La.; Frank W. and Chas. E., of New Orleans, and Mrs. Alice Reeder, of New Orleans, and Mrs. William Meyers, of Cincinnati, O. WINS HONORS IN WAR WORK. Covington people will remember Mr:;. O'Keefe, of Chicago, with pleas ure. During her stay here she made many friends. She has won dis tinction for the wonderful war work she has accomplished and has receiv ed quite distinguished honors. COTTON GINNED IN THIS DISTRICT. * There were 3570 bales of cotton ginned in Tangipaho parish from the crop of 1918, prior to Novembel, 1918, as compared with 2496 bales to the same date of 1917 In St Tammany parish 487 baies as com pared with 287 to the srm , date in 1917. JOHN U. V'ING, Special Agent. WOUUNDED AI FRONT LIEU'T. BENJ. W. MILLER, Lieut. Miller is the son of Attorney B. M. Miller, of Covington, and wase severely wounded in acton. He is now recovering. A LETTER FROM LIEUT. MILLER IN FRANCE The following letter Is from Lieut. BenJ. W. Miller, to Mr. Felin L-, mongi: My Dear Felix:-All my days j shall look upon you, my dear friend, as my preserver and benefactor. Tho you do not know it, you have saver my life. Listen and I shall tell yOu. After one of our advances, to gether with some of my men, I oc cdpied a captured German dug-out. As usual, I was carrying your photo, my good luck emblem, in my pocket. A shell hit just outside waking me. 1 heard another coming and sat up; my arm was curved above my head, when the shell entered and exploded. Then came the miracle: the shell exploded so close to me that I was tossed about like a jack-straw. My face was badly burned, but no fur ther injury received than a shattered and torn elbow, the. right. How it came that my head was not blown away, ,I will never know. Your pic ture, my fetish friend, saved me. You will pardon my deformed writing, I have not yet learned to write with the left hand. Please write as soon as you can at American Red Cross Hospital, No. 3, Paris. As ever, BEN. Mr. Limongi, being familiar with ,the location of the hospital above re ferred to, furnishes us the fallowing information: This hospital Is situated in the immediate suburb of Paris, at Treu illy, Seine. It was built by the "Lycie Pasteur" but never occupied as such. At the opening of hostili ties, the American Colony in Paris obtained it from the government and have used- it continuously. It has a capacity of 2000 beds; a frontage of 600 feet on Boulevard Tinkermann. I have seen in its courtyard upward of fifty auto ambulances ready for immediate service. Knew a few of the personnel, especially the chap lain. ADVENT CALL. To-morrow (Sunday, Dec., 1) is the first Sunday in Advent in the church year. The Advent season lasts four weeks and is the time just before Christmas Day. Advent means com ing or the coming of Christ on the day of His birth. It is a special sea son of prayer, penitence and fasting in preparation for Christ's coming that He may rule in our hearts by faith. Special services will be held in Christ Episcopal Church during the first week of this season, beginning Sunday, December 1, and will be as follows: Sunday-Holy Communion and sermon at 11 a. m. Tuesday-Holy communion and address at 9:30 a. m. Wednesday-Litany and address at 9:30 'a. m. Thursday-Holy communion and address at 9:30 a. m. Friday-Litany and address at 4 p. m. Subject of addresses: "The Church and Her Responsibilities at This Time." Members of the Episcopal Church are especially urged to be present at as many of these services as possible. The public is cordially invited to come. - J. ORSON MILLER, Rector.