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D. H. MASON, Editor COVINGTON, LA., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1918 VOL. 45 No. 6
ST. TAMMANY IN
LEAD IN ROLL
Mr. Poitevent Announces
That She Already Has
FOR ONE WEEK
Division Manager Fonker
Telegraph That Louisi
ana Maintain Status.
Mr. G. F Fonker. campaign man
ager of the Gulf Division, A. R. C.,
etlegraphs Mr. Eads Poi'event, par
ish director, that to go over the top
our chapter needs 6(o per cent of the
population. our quota being 13,000.
He ,advises the enlistluent of busi
ness men and a house to house can
vass. He urges that Louisiana main
tain as high status as other states.
This was on the 20th.
On the 22d he telegraphs that Lou
isiana has moved up from twelfth
place, great enthusiasm and increas
ing enrollment. Also to give notice
that the campaign would 'be extended
for a week.
SMr. Poitevent announces a 7000
membership for St. Tammany parish.
This makes St. Tammany lead every
parish in the State. It's a wonder
ful thing what good old St. Tam
many can do wehn she sets her mind
to it. And furthermore, :he wi:l
not stop at seven thousand. There's
more coming during the extended
week of the drive. Christmas slow
ed things down some. The boys
, were home and everybody was giving
them a merry Christmas.
By ALLISON LEE
(Copyrght. 1918. Western Newspaper Unlas.)
ET her go!"
"That will wake him
"Run fellows! Old
Tightwad is coming
out of his hut."
It was the day be
fore Christinas. "Her"
was a giant snowball,
the hut in question
was a dilapidated
hovel at the bottom of
Sa long steep hill. "Old
Tightwad" was the familiar epithet be
$towed upon Elias Greene.
A crowd of energetic urchins had
leen busy with a giant snow Santa
laus. The great rotund trunk had
n duly rolled into shape. The fol
owing morning there had come a soft
fain, then a sharp freeze. The
snow would pack no longer so the dis
(ppointed lads went back to their
*ieds, coasting down th, long incline
liat ended at the edge of Ellas
A coasting sled had broken two pick
)ts in the rickety fence and Old Tight
Wad caame out
a barrow full of
tishes to the base
4f the hill. scat
tering it about
and spoiling the
end of thi. slide.
booted him and
drove him into the
house amid a /
usillade of snow
alls, he roaring
pp at them that he
would have the
law on them. The
boys hid behind
pnowball. One of their number uttered
a quick chuckle.
"I say, fellows," he grinned, "let's
send Old Tightwad a Christmas pres
ent-the big snowhall."
And then the climax. The great
body of ice and snow went thundering
down the hill with terrific momentum.
It cleared the open gateway. ran 20
feet and. Just as the denizen of the
bhut half-opened the door, it was torn
from its hinges by the impact of the
great projectile which broke into frag
Inments and the old man was thrown
back amid its ruins, the shattered door
striking him n-ith stunning force.
Elias Greene had once been a mag
Smate of the village. He had never
married and that was why his numer
eus relatives coddled and plundered
and finally ruined him.
He retired to the old hut to lead a
AGmitntke existence. His desnoilere
ROAD DELAY IS
Preferred That Police Jury
First Advertise for Bids
by Other Contractors
A CHANCE FOR
THEM TO UNDERBID
Will Make Deliveries To
Covington and Madison
ville In a Few Days:
As is generall understood, the
police jury has a contract of $2.0('
rer cubic yard for shells to be deliv
e,'ed by the Jahncke Shipbuliding
Company, at any part of the four
v ards where the new road building
is to be constructed. While this ~b
apparently a bargain at this time, the
Jahncke Shipbuilding Company has
preferred that the police jury ad
vertise for bids, which would give an
opportunity for other contractors, if
they. so desire to under-bid.
"However," as -Mr. Jahncke states
in his letter to the police jury of
December / 1th, "this has not pre
vented ou rworking on this road, be
radse we would have done so, re
garuless of rem.rks, as it is so vital
I' iuperative that ie get men to
a'; from our shmi:Eld.
"We would have worked on ',.e
road sooner, but due tt. the fact that
tne Government has i.ad our equip
ment pretty well tiel up and ha" as
in a shape that we have been unable
to make delivery of shells, not Jauy
to this road', but other materia! in
the town of Madisonville to put their
road in good shape. We believe,
however, that conditions now look
much better than they have for some
time and it is only going to be a few
days before we will be able to make
deliveries to Madisonville and Cov
ington on this proposed road be
tween Madisonville and Mandeville."
Additional bids have also been ad
vertised for gravel, and experiments
are being made by the State Highway
Department for the purpose of top
ping shell sufrace roads with a gravel
coat of four to six inches. Experi
ments recently made by the Highway
Department show that this kind of
paving makes an exceedingly good
never went. near him. Of all lils kin
Alice Wayne, an orphan half-niece, of
fered to keep house for him, but was
rudely repelled. She had found work
in the village and faithfully visited the
old hut, bearing some dainty and ten
derly inquiring as to his health.
That very afternoon Alice had
wrapped up a warm sweater she had
knitted and bent her steps toward
the wretched habitation. Her Christ
mas present fell from her hands as
she discovered the plight of' its in
Alice summoned a physician and sat
up all night, nursing her patient. He
-was improved by
morning. She pre
pared his break
fast and went to
report to her em
ployers. W hen.
Alice returned she
was not alone.
Ellas eyed him
closely, for he
knew that this
was her fiance
working to reach
an earning point
where he could
afford to marry.
Mark was at once
interested in the welfare of the old
Inan. He suggested that they move
the stove into the sickroom, and re
moved from the stovepipe hole a mass
of paper. As he pulled it out his eyes
discovered that it comprised a lot of
dlocuments bearing impressive seala
and signatures. His eye caught an
engraved name: "Acme Smelter Com
"Mr. Greene," he spoke, "do you
know what these are?"
"Do I?" returned old Elias. with a
derisive laugh. "Yes; worthless pa
per! There's a trunk full of them up
in the attic."
"Alice," whispered 'Mark. "I have
made an important diagovery. I will
return soon," and wsas away for the ho
tel to find a ne4'spaper he had left
He returned add folded it at an
item stating that a leading brokerage
house in the city would redeem all
bonds of the Aeme Smelter company
at fifty cents -sb. -dollar. EIla
Gnreene becmae.lrz4iV excited as ha
read the brief o:rialb..ae. .odlzet
AMERICAN RED CROSS SUPPLY
DEPARTMENT IN LONDON, ENG.
Where some of the supplies made by the Gulft division wori-ers of the
American Red Cross were packed awaiting the call from the battlefields ot
France. Answer the Christmas roll call so that the work of merry may con'
tinue for the Frenh and Belgian ho:nes.. widows and orphans.
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The growth of the Covington Gro
cery & Grain Company has been phe
nominal. .Reaching out from the
parent tree its branches have extend
ed into Slidell, Bogalusa, Franklin
ton, La., and Tylerton and Columbia,
Miss., and preparation is now being
made to establish branches in New
Orleans and Hattiesburg, Miss.
Mr. E. J. Domergue, its president,
has shown wonderful capacity in
tracing out the path of advancement
and in grasping opportunities. Each
venture of extension has brought
strength and profits to the company
and blazed the way for future de
The same progressiveness that has
made this .company a business suc
cess also made it a liberal contributor
to the success of all war activities
and a liberal advertiser generally.
Necessarily a company reaching out
for trade and building branches is
constantly under considerable ex
pense, but the Covington Grocery &
Grain Company also believes that an
investment should pay dividends to
the stockholders, and its pays good
a meeting of the stockholders
held \December 14, -the issuance of
$100, 00.00 in new stock was au
thorize . Also a semi-annual divi
dend of $8.00 per share was declar
ed. The stock is now being sold at
$130.00 per share. Aside from be
ing a local concern in which there
is naturally a community interest,
the fact that it is a good investment
will probably not leave stock long on
the market. This was the history
of previously issued stock.
COMING TO THE
The Knights of Columbus and the
Association of Commerce have joint
ly arranged for a series of lectures
that will be interesting and worth
attending. The first of these lectures
will be at the Parkview Theatre on
January 13, when Miss Marie Rose
Lauler, who has witnessed the scenes
she talks of and can tell at first hand
things we have only heard of by re
Following is a short :;ketch of Miss
Lauler, who is known as a brilliant
and talented young woman:
"Marie Rose Lauler was a French
school girl in a Belgian convent when
the war broke out and she tells from
a woman's standpoint the story of
the German advance through Eel
gium, tells of the barbaric atrocities
committed upon women, old men and
children and recounts a:so the story
of her own imprisonment by the lter
mans, her escape and recapture, and
finally how she came to the United
States of which she was and Is a
citizen, although at the beginning
of the war she had never been to
America and could speak no Eng
e4Masrk to bring down the traunk-ftf
"Alice," he spoke, "make two even
piles of those documents," which she
did, wonderfully. He kept one and
handed the other to Alice.
'"The only true soul among all the
wretched brood who devoured my for
tune," he sold. "I give you these as
your Chri:tmms present-and your
The people will be much interest
ed in the announcement of the con
servation meeting to take place in
Covington, baturday, January, 11, at
10 a. m., at which Governor Pleasant
and other prominent speakers will
discuss a subject thjt is of vital im
portance to the people of St. Tam
many ,parish, and it is to be hoped
that the speakers will be greeted with
a large audience.
The following announcement has
A campaign against the destruc
tion of our homes, barns, fruit orch
ards, fields and fencing, timber and
wood, range grasses and soils is on.
There will be a big barbecue with
plenty of music, in Covington, at
10 o'clock a. m., Saturday, January
11, 1919, at which time Governor
Ruffin G. Pleasant, M. L. Alexander,
Commissioner of Conservation, and
other prominent speakers will be
All propgesslve, forward-looking
men, women and children in Wa::h
ington, St. Tammany, Tanglpahoa,
St. Helena aid Livingston parishes
are the invited guests and are to be
drattedl as the soldiers.
Tihe fight is to be made by organi
zation and co-operation with the For
estry Departments of the State and
Federal Governments; educ'ation in
the public schools and around the
firesides and by strict legislation.
The Florida Parishes have been
sufferers from hideous forest fires
for many years and the people have
lost thousands of dollars worth of
property by these fires. The time
to stop them Is now. Can we count
on you to do your part?
MURDERED IN HONEY IBLAND.
It is reported that -Mr. Little, a
brother to A. 0. Little, of Pearl
River, was murdered on Honey Is
land last week. Details are not.
available, but it is said that Little
had some money on his person at
the time he was killed. He was in
Covington a day or so previously in
reference to some legal matters
which he talked over with Judge T.
RE DOROSS MEETS AND ELECTS
At a meeting of the Parish Chap
ter of the Red Cross, yesterday, all
the old members were re-elected.
Mr. J. H. Warner resigned as
chairman of Home Service Commit
tee and Mrs. J. B. Wortham was
elected in his stead.
The committee looses one of its
most energetic and capable workers
in the resignation of Mr. Warner.
In selecting Mrs. Wortham to head'
the committee the board has secured
a capable and loyal Red Cross work
er, which will make the loss of Mr.
Warner less severely felt.
Joseph MullaWy died Monday. De
cember 23, 1918, at 11 a. m. He
was 30 years of age. When war was
declared he lIft his profession in the
movies to join the Navy and was ap
pointed first quartermaster. He had
returned and was making his second
trip to Siberia when he was taken
with influenza, resulting in his death.
Mr. Mullally spent some time in
Covington and made many frienis.
He will be buried in New Orleans
Cemetery, the funeral taking plr.ce
from his mother's residence. He is
survived by his mother, a sister and
two brothers, Miss M. Mullally, of
New Orleans, J. P. Mullally, of
Seattle, and Janles Mullally, former
ly of Ofll ges but new living is
RED CROSS HAS
Amazing Figures Shown In
Work of Women Louisi
ana, Alabama, Miss.
TO XMAS ROLL CALL
Every Person Expected To
Become a Member Dur-.
ing This Campaign.
NEW ORLEANS LA.-Three ml
lton, seven hundred and sixty-five thou,
sand, six hundred and ninety-seven ar
tieles, valued in material alone at $1,
000,000, were made in workrooms of
Red Cross chapters from January 1 to
September 30 in Louisiana, Mississippl
The more than 3,500,00 articlees n
lude surglcal dressings, hospital gar
ments, knitted sweaters, socks and the
like and refugee garments. The exact
.cost of the material is $90,700.
Three hundred chapters in the three
states, composing the Gulf division,
American Red Cross, distributed the
material among their more than 2,000
workrooms in branches and auxiliaries.
The announcement of the figures
was made by the bureau of develop
ment of the Gulf division, to show the
more than 6,000,000,000 persons in
Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama
Just hor great an army of workers has
been assembled to provide for the corn.
forts and decencies of life for the thou
sands of soldiers of Dixie who are In
camp or have gone abroad to fight the
battles of democracy.
20,000 at Work In Chapters
Calculating a very low minlmum ao
ten woman workers to an auxiliary,
although many have hundreds, the an
ticles were made by about 20,000 wom
en-mothers, wive or sisters of sol
"Every one cannot knit or sew for
the Red Cross and the fighters of
democracy," the Gult division ame
nounces, "but every loyal American
will have a chance to become a mem
ber of the American Red Cross during
the week of December 16 to 28. sum
son you to the comradeship' Is the
word of President Wilson to every
Ameriean man, woman and child. Ea.
rolling In the Red Cross, by payment
of the dollar membership, Is a great
"If the word Is sent rover there' to
the millions of homeless, hungry men,
widows and orphans that 100,000,000
Americans have Joined.the Red Cross,
they will have renewed energy and
still greater love for the Red Cross
'For All Humanity' means our work Is
just beginning. This to a test of Amers
Tabulated Report issued.
Here is the tabulated report on the
articles of the Red Cros chapters Is
the three states:
Month. Surgical Hospital
January ......... 86,782 2,800
February ....... 206,26 85,62
March .......... 235,686 40,700
April .......... 484,956 44,769
May ............ 594,296 37.801
June ........... 498,250 46.306
July ............ 357,260 28,211
August ......... 194,401 34,800
September ...... 52,449 1,864
Total ......t..3,181,565 810,6.8
Value ......$1.907.96 $274,206.28
Month. Knitted Retugee
January ......... 16,968 .....
February ......... 42,777
March ........... 27,294
April ............ 0,421 1
June ............ 15,322 4219
July ........... 12,980 ,56-.
August .......... 817,272 10,38
aeptember ....... 85,808 018
Total ........228,658 44,8.
Value ........$421,223 $51A56
Washaington has lJaust announced In
teresting totals of workroom through.
out the contry uas follows from Janu
ary 1 to July 1:
Refugee garments ....a... 490,120
Bospital supplies ......... 7,123521
rospltal garments ........ 1080,884
niltted articles ......... 10,184,801
Sergcal dremslng ........19~2,748,10
-st.nated value ........$44,000,00
I, the undersigned, eonvictod of
laresny on Nov. 2S, 1917, am spply
ing o a , gerolo.
418t* 3. P. AZUOLD.
ITEMS OF INTEREST AT JAHNCKE
SHIPYARDS IN MADISONVILLE
Items of interest to the shipbuilders and public in general will be
published in this column each week, and those who' have interesting
news and local notes can forward same to the E)ditorial Department
Jahneke Shipbuilding Corporation, and they will be handled by them.
Notes should be in so as to be mailed every Wednesday, otherwise they
will be held over until the next week.
The following letter was received
by Commodore Ernest Lee Jahncke
from Director General C. N. Schwab:
Mr. Ernest Lee Jahncke, President
and General Manager, New Or
My Dear Mr. Jahncke:-May I not
take this occasion before leaving the
Emergency Fleet Corporation, to ex
tend to you and all of your loyal
workers my sincere thanks and con
gratulations for the results obtained
by your yard.
Such success as I have met with
while with the Corporation is due, in
a measure, to the untiring and patri
otic support you have given me, and
I am deeply grateful.
The wonderful victory which has
come to us is largely the result of
this patriotic co-operation and sup
port which has provided the much
needed ships to keep our boys on the
lighting line supplied with food, am
munition and other necessities, and
you and your men can always take
pride in your share in it.
Again thanking you for your help,
and with assurances of kindest re
gards, I am,
CHAS. N. SCHAWB,
Director General, U. 8. Shipping
Board, Emergency Fleet Corpor
ation, 'Philadelphia. Pa. i
Commodore Jahaske expresses him
self concerning this as follows:
" Idesire that this be given out
for the information of the men at
the yard, who have incessantly de
voted their entire energies to this
patriotic work, and which is largely
responsible for this message of ap
preciation from the Director Gen
The Bayou Tech, known at, the
yard as Hull 210, reached New Or
leans several days ago where she was
inspected and praised by shipping
men, city officials and others. The
verdict of all was that this, the pro
duct of Madisonville, was the most
staunch wooden craft yet turned out
br pny southern builder.
When the Bayou Teche was in Mo
bile she went into dry dock in order
that the officials of the American Bu
reau of Shipping might inspect that
part of the hull which is below the
water line. It seems that new wood
en ships have not been caulked to
the satisfaction of these gentlemen.
After several hours of public effort
in trying to drive a hawsing iron into
the seams of the Bayou Teche they
gave it up as a "bad job," pronounc
ing the caulking as perfect.
After leaving the dry dock the
Bayou Teche made a successful trial
trip out into the Gulf of Mexico.
This run lasted twenty-four hours.
She then proceeded to New Orleans.
The S. 8. Balabac left the ship
yard wharf at 2 p. m., December 17,
for her trip to Gulfport. , upt. E. V.
Heughan was in charge. A good run
was made and in spite of the bad
weather the Balabac arrived in Gulf
port Saturday morning, Dec. 21.
The Balabac was not camouflaged.
She was painted ° her peace-time
color of gray trimmed with white.
Last Sunday F. 'R. Merritt was ob-.
served in a frantic attempt to win
a gold watch fob at Starns' drug
store. This was the first Sunday
that Mr. Merritt has not been busily
engaged in putting in double time.
E. F. Caddin has an eye for busi
ness. He tried to get his Christmas
turkey from Mr. Edwards, the office
manager. If the Caddin family de
pend upon Mr. Edwards for their
Chi'istmqa turkey their table will not
The management of the Ponchar
train Express Company have c' ed
to worry about the difficulty of se
curing firemen for the Str. Reverie.
The boat is laid up for repairs.,
We are glad to learn that James
Koepp, former employee of the
Jahncke Shipbuilding Company, re
ported missing in action on the bat
tle front of France for some time,
is now back in the French lines, hav
ing been released from the German
Adolph Milloit is reported serious
ly ill at Camp rMerrltt, N. J., where
he is now serving the colors.
Edward Oulliber is at home for
the Christmas holidays from Camp
JAMEB KOEPP, REPORTED MISS.
ING, IOCATED IN GER
MAN PRISON CAMP.
0.d. Koopp, Sr., of Madisonvilfe,
La., will enter upon the Ne" Year
with a lighter heart than he carried
during the closing weeks of the old.
Some time back the casua'ty list
of the army mentioned the name of
James L. Koepp, his son, as oelnr
among the missing. No further news
came, and finally Hon. Lewis L. Mor
gan wrote to Senator Ransdal to
se it some means could not be de
wbied ed diseleoasling whether Mr.
ew was Iiviag *r, had been killed.
Lieut. Vernon Heughan has return
ed from Camp Johnson, Fla., where
he was conducting an officers' train
ing class, to his home in Madison
ville, and has accepted a position
with the Jahncke Shipbuilding Cor
poration. He and Mrs. Heughan will
make their home here as before.
At the noon hour, Christmas Eve,
there was presented by the young
ladies employed in the main office of
the company, a gold watch and chain,
on behalf of the employees, to each
of the superintendents of the Jahncke
Shipbuilding Corporation, Messrs. E.
T. 'Molloy, General Superintendent;
E. V. Heughan, Superintendent of
Construction, and V. F. Chatellier,
General Yard Foreman, as a token
of appreciation of their management
In the construction and delivery of
Our second ship, the steamer "Bal
abac," arrived at Gulfport, Miss., in
charge of Supt. Heughan on Satur
day, Dec. 20th, this being the second
ship delivered to the Shipping Board
by the Jahncke Shipbuilding Com
pany in the past sixty days. The an
ticipation of the delivery of the third
within the next forty days is ex
Mr. E. F. Caddin, superintendent
of the wood working department, has
had his hand in the good work, and
will also be presented with various
remembrances by the employees un
der his supervision.
As a pioneer sawmill man, Mr.
Caddin has been in the employ of the
company since its very beginning and
is qpw classed among the foremost
of Wood Shipbuilding Wood Work
O or the benefit of St. Tammany,
we are quite sure the entire parish
appreciates and realises the value of
the shipbuilding plant in this parish
and should also appreciate that ap
proximately forty per cent of the em
ployees reside in Covington and a
great deal depends upon road condi
tions as to whether or not the show
ing that has been made in the con
struction and delivery of ships ean
It is regretful to be forced to say
that the shell road from Covington
to Madisonville, for which a con
siderable sum of money was spent in
original construction, is now in a
very bad condition, and the cost of
repairs being such a minor item, it
seems shameful that this road should
be left to ruin.
Communication by road to Pen
chatoula, Hammond and Goodbde,
the latter place where some 400 men
employed by the plant reside, is prae
Oh you Madisonville streets and
The roads of the parish are bad,
and this awful statement comes to
us at the last moment-that only last
night a young lady and gentleman
going out to the picture show actual
ly got bogged on the streets, and the
young man was forced to call for
assistance, being unable to extricate
the young lady from the slush alone.
We hope that this correct state
ment will be enough to move our
city officials to some immediate ao
Supt. Ed. T. Molloy, we note, has
taken upon himself a small side Is
sue--that of going into the "hog
raising .business," with hopes of low
ering the price of pork.
In further connection with the
work done at the ship yard, will
state that the Emergency Fleet Cor
poration conducts a training depart
ment for the training of carpenters,
caulkers, etc. This department is
under the supervision of Mr. Mose
Chatellier, with the title of Superin
tendent of Training. He has a very
effcient force of Instructors.
The Crescent Hunting Club made
one of its periodical hunting trips
to the marsh Sunday and came In
with three fine bucks and a number
of rabbits, reporting their hunt last
ed only two hours. This club, to
date, has brought in twelve deer.
How's that for a record?
The Red Creoss.
The Red Cross Christmas 'Roll Call
started this week, and we are glad
to say that the citizens contributed
to one and more memberships and
that the entire organization, the
Jahneke Shipbuilding Comoany, has
taken out their annual membershipi
as they have done in the past.
Also a cable was sent to head
quarters in France.
A few days ago Mr. Koepp, Sr., re
ceived a telegram from Adjutant
General Harris, saying that young
Koopp had been captured by the Ger
mans and was in a prison camp at
Rastatt, but that he was now re
In due time Mr. James L. Koepp
will be home, and it will no doubt
be interesting to learn from him just
how he was treated while a prizoner.
It is reported that James Parker.
colored, of Houltonville, was killed
at the Jahncke shipyards yesterday,
being crashed betweem uzs.
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