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TE Sale AverNY Saurday t The sybscription price of The _____ MmThe St. Tammny Farmier ___ IDIEAL PHLARMACY, Madison- tan youbsrbr moey's bor stth b ei rille. Five Cents Per Copy. D. II. MA.sON, Editor COVINGTON, LA., SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1919 VOL. 45 No. GOVERNOR AND OTHERS WILL BE HERE ON THE 11TH Will Speak On Importance of Conservation and Fire Prevention. ALL INVITED TO BIG FREE BARBECUE Parker, Alexander, Wilson, Johnson, and Local Speakers. 11! Every one to Covingtoi on January 11th. "Tilts is God's country; don't earn it up and make i secum like and look like the abomination of desolation This is the message bent sent out b;. the public-spirted citizens who are planning the big organizatlon meet ing of the Florida Parishes WVIoo4s Fire Control Association, to be held at Ceviegton, on January I Ith, and which the State Departmen:. of (on servation is enthusiastically backing. Moreover, a number of other Shale Departments are boosting t'he effort to eliminate from our parish that arch enemy of the lumberman, the farmer, the stock raiser, the sports man, the cut-over land owner-tire. Governor l'ieasant, himself, has promised to attend the meeting and lend the new association his support; Harry D. Wilson, Commissioner of Agriculture, who says the pesky lire burned up fifty dollars worth of pine straw last year on his place in the strawberry belt, and who never miss es a chance to swat the woods lire, will be on hand; John M. Parker, Food Administrator, who calls fire in the stock range a domestic hun that cuts down our meat production, which is a side pardner of the Kai ser, will be there to repeat the charge against old man fire, and so will oher prominent citizens and officials gather at Covington on that date, to heap fight against fire, and enjoy that barbecue. Even the U nited States (lovernment, which is interested in protecting the water sheds of navi gable streams against fires, and pays the salaries of some of the fire patrol men in Louisiana, will probably be represented by an inspector from the Forest Service, who will tell about fire pro'ection in other parts of the United States. Commissioner M. L. Alexander and Superintendent of Forestry R. D. Forbes, of the Department of Con servation, will explain what the De partment is doing and will do to help out the Association, and why the Florida Parishes should be proud to have organized a tire protective asso clation of this kind-the first in the South, and may be the first in the United States. But outside talent is not all that will appear at Covington that Satur day morning. The silver-tongued oratory of such well known local ciii zens as Harvey E. Ellis, of Coving-' ton; Delos R. Johnson. of Franklin ton; Henry B. Pruden, of RIamay; Judge (Uncle Tom) Hoiland, of Greensburg: the Venerable Robt. R. Reid, of Amite, and a host of others too numerous to men'ion. will be here to add profit and pleasure to the occasion. Nor will the enthusiasm thus rais ed to the top notch be taken up in hot air. No sir! This hunch is used to doing things as wfl a. saying them. They are going to organize first class association of every stock man, farmer. and lumberman in the eastern Florida Parishes that wilE finally result in keeping the fires out and off our lands anti woods. Dol lar-a-year dues? Why not? Who care'; for a itollar a year for such a gonol puroose at the present price of cotton. lumber, beef, corn pork. etc.. andi a will ingne'ss to help you rself. is a!l you need to join the Florida l'ar ishes Woods Fire Control Associa tIon. Come to t'ovington January 11th. FAT)! li AV(WSTIN l'NSFH. Rev. F: 'her Autmustin t'tne'r. 0. 5. B.. later Hector of St. Paul'; roilea. Prefect of 5St. oset;h's ;;m narv. orod 4(1, dled at Pt. ln'.coh Al; n Thursday. 11~ %6 1t4.a 1 mn.. of poncinonia ti;r 1(o case of intoP 1'- The funr..-' toek tplace FrHday at i m. 1 le iens a sister in L ott rilto 1y Father \ucus';n nis a root ponu Isr "'an at S' Paul's tmb;; '1e was loved b' al the boy iad toctk a Selst itnte'ent 1n tO r '.wolfaro. He 'was an atl'elt r ent isare vt- wh'en tlhe hors nar e n the focId be coild be seen along the; s.1e0-1nes keeping a watch on their cvery m;;vc. lie encouracel c'emn sports and keen inte'est in thecm. He had itinty fr'ends in Covineonn who will regret to learn of hi~ delth. W. H. Wa-ncr. Vtctor Planche, Fdward Frederl'k. and Clifford Keen have returned to Ti R. 1'.. at Eaton Rouge, to etoiplete their courses at the Uulversity. WAR LECTURERS WHO WILL APPEAR AT THE PARKVIEW THEATRE, COVINGTON, UNDER THE AUSPICES OF K. OF C., ASSOCIATION COMMERCE Rose Mario Lauler. EIlvood T. Ba Iey. Sergeant Munro. ADVICE FARMER SHOULD HEED BY TREEN This is the year that the farmer should come in for his share. The manufacturer and the laborer have both gotten a greater share of the high war prices than has the farmer. While the farm products have been a good price the profit above cost has not been as greaw as in other lines. It is hoped that in the re adjustment to peace conditions, that the farmer will come in for his share. The demand for food will still be great. The labor shortage will ease up. But if we are to benefit by this we must get ready. Now, during the dead month,, is the time to plan for the year. The first step is to take an inven tory. Return all your neighbors tools, and get back yours. If you have left one of your implements in the field where you linished "laying oy .' or digging," pray for forgive ness, resolve never to be guilty again, get that tool up, dry it, grease it, sharpen it, repair it, if handle or beam is rotten, paint it. Inventory and value your feed and live stock a. well as tools. Now make a list of tools needed, and repair parts for those you have needing repair. le sure to list a couple of extra plow points, single and double trees, harness and hatne strings, so in case of a break in busy (Continued on page 4) -- -0- - FITZSIMONS AUTO SHOP TO EX TEND BUSINESS. The extensive business of the Fitz Simon; Auto Shop on Boston street has made it necessary to niarge the business. Mr. N. H. FltzSimons, the managing member of the firm, who has been looking for a situation that would give floor space for enlarge ment, has purchased the Wehrli con crete building opposite to the pres *nt quarters and will have same re modeled co as to give the modern conveniences for handling ca:s in re pair shop and for a stock department for display-. Mr. FitzSimons says thatt he intends to give au omobile owners the kind of service that will keep them friends and rat rount al ways, after being once served. The situation it excellent and thi . nt - dated altera ons to the building will make it an attractive garage. I ('lE TO THE MURID i OF MR. LITTLE. "What takes me to Birm:ngham could take any one." This remark was made by O. B. J.ones, amias Phillips. as he took the southbound train from the station 1 .r Honey Island. December 24th. following the murder of Mr. Little, t day previous. This is the clue that set Mar hal Smith on his terak. il h s capture is expected to bring evidence that will implicate himself and George Dorris and Ernest John on. U w in jail awai'ing develop m'ents by I)r. Itulioch. the coroner. It is supposed that Little wis mur 0ered for a few bottles of whisky ca: .r:ed in aril and a few dollars he had on his person at the time he a- murdered. Dr. Bulloch feels conident that if Jones art be apprehended full details of the murder can be ob-ained. -0- Mr. Hil'on Wharton, son of Mrs. . . Wharton, is hde for a few day7. He was on the battleship Wvoming, which escoded President Wilson to Ureet. France. He wilt return Januasy 11th.> MISS LAULER TO BE HERE ON - JAN. 13 On Monday, January 13, at 8 p. in., Parkview Theatre, the first of the Redpath ChautauQua War Series Lectures, under the auspices of the Covington Asscciation of Commerce and the Knights of Columbus will be given. Miss Marie Lauler will be the first speaker in the series, which will be given about a month apart. Season tickets will be sold for the entire series at the rate of $1.00 for adults, otherwise the general admis sion will be fifty cents. Marie Rose Lauler. As long as the memory of the world endures people will honor the heroic women of France and Bel gium. The outrages visited upon them by the ravaging Hub, their tin quenchable spirit in the midst of overwhelming woes will never be for gotten. Marie Rose Lauler was a French s:hool girl in a Belgian convent when ;he war borke out and she tells from a woman's standpoint the story of the German advance through Bel gium, tells of the barbairc atrocities committed upon women, old men and children and recounts a~so the story of her own imprisonment by the Ger mans, her escape and recapture, and inally 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 Ameri ta and could not speak English. It would be difficult to imagine a more damning indictment of Ger many and German "Kultur" than is found in the story of this young maid of France. Simply and in words made charming by the quaintest of accents, Marie Rose Lauler recounts a story which incontrovertibly. con victs the Hun of the most revolting barbarism. It is a wonderful story. This young French girl, scarcely twenty years old, tells of the greatest hap penings almost in all history, tells of sorrow and grief and pain and then right in the midst of it all, with true Gallic spirit, she gives utterance to lashes of wit and humor that lighten up her recountal and makes one glimpse something of fle indomit able pluck and courage of her people. Sergt. Archibald Munro. After eighteen months of almost unbelhevable suffering in German prison camps, Sergeant Archibald Munro. one of the tir?: thirty thous and of the Canadian troops to fight on the fields of France, tells his thrilling and vivid story on the Great War Series. Sergeant Munro was wounded at Ypres. For twenty-four hours he ayv helpless in "no man's land" and then was captured by the Huns. He tells us the things about prison life in Germany which we have all been wanting to know. From him oe lern from one who has suffered the vilest of insults and the most in human tortures at German hands, 5ust what the Huns are doing and have done to American and allied prisoners. Sergeant Munro is a great human document. He i" a young man, but he has lived a life time. When the history of the great war is finally written there winl surely be an absorbing chapter dealing with the sufferings and heroism off such men as Sergeant Munro. Elwood T. Bailey. Elwood T. Bailey. just back from six months in France, England and Italy, comes to tell a story of per -en'al experiences involving phase after phase of the great war. Life on the transport'ad in and behind SERGT. LEWIS WRITES INTER ESTINGLY In France, Dec. 8, 1918. Dr. H. D. Bulloch, Covington, La. Dear Doctor:-I received a St. Tammany Farmer yesterday, the only one I've had since I left Camp Pike. Even though it was two months old I think I read every wurd in it, even to the ads. It was a treat to have so much news from St. Tammany. I read with much regret of the death of my friend, Geo. Thompson, of On ville, in Camp Beauregard, and also of the illness of Mr. Brewster. 1 hope ere this he is entirely well. I have been a real busy fellow for. the pa-t few months, therefore 1 haven't spent much time in writing. But thanks be to God, it is about over, and we boys will soon be on our way back home, and I can say we are a very anxious lot. As long as the war was on we didn't think anything about going home, but as soon as we stopped everybody is won dering "how much longer." I have had some good experience experience that money could not buy. Have seen a big part of England and I think nearly all of France. It is great to see the sights, but 'tis hard to tell what I have seen, therefore I wont try. I am the only Louisiana boy in my company. I get lonesome sometimes for some one I know at home. Of course, we boys are all good friends, but it is not like being with home boys. I have been in the very best of health the whole time-very fortun ate I consider. I expect to be back with you all in the early part of 1919. With best wishes to you and the good people of St. Tammany, I am, Respectfully, SERGT. M. E. LEWIS. STOCKHOLDERS' MEETING. Notice is hereby given that the regular annual meeting of the stock holders of the Commercial Bank & Trust Company will be held on the second Tuesday in January (January 11. 1919) at 3 p. m. A. R. McCORMACK, j4-2t Cashier. the trenches, air and submarine at tacks, all figure vividly In his great lecture, "From Transport to Trench." For 32 consecutive days Mr. Bailey was in the front line trenches. He was with the American Marines at Chateau Thierry when they turned the tide and repulsed the great Ger man advance. He was gassed and rendered Insensible and it is because of injuries thus sustained that he is now back in the United States. Mr. Bailey was in charge of the welfare work on the transport on which he went to Europe and hi's work "over there" was to speak in the different army camps. He talk ed to over a million soldiers in France and learned by intimate ac quaintance how they live, what they say and think and how they fight. A great feature of this lecture is Mr. Bailey's description of the life and spirit of war-time England. He 'ells also of the spirit of Italy and how Italy opened up the door to Berlin. 'Mr. Bailey is a vividly eloquent speaker. Endowed with a keen power of observation, he brings to his lecture wonderful descriptive ability. Few cn tell more interest ingly or more understandingly of the soldier and his problems. VtWi.--A pone. Ring 260. APPEAL, JEWISH WAR RELIEF, BY KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Drive To Be Made On Jan uary 6th to 13th To Raise Funds. STRONG APPEAL FOR WORTHY CAUSE All Denominations To Be Asked To Contribute to Relieve Suffering. To Our Friends in St. Tammany Par ish, Irrespective of Religious Creed or Distinction: The Jewish War Relief Society of America have appealed to Americana outside of the Jewish Faith for the relief of three million starving Jews in Eastern Europe. To the Christiag ear, this call ought not to take the form of an appeal-a mere statement of the necessity should suffice, in order to bring the ready contribu tions. Funds will be collected in St. Tam many parish during the week of Jan. 6th to 13th. Do not, in the comfort and securi ty of your own home at this time, overlook the opportunity to fulfill a first and most important duty. ST. TAMMANLY COUNCIL, NO. 1380, . .KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, By Adrian D. Schwartz, Grand Knight. 0 TWO RED CROSS WBRKERS OF BUSH, LA1, WHO DID FINE WORK IN CHRISTMAS ROL Left to right: Mrs. Laura Crawford and Miss Sabria Talley. ROLL CALL WILL CONTINUE. Chairman Eads Poitevent has re ceived a telegram from the Gulf Di vision Headquarters that the Red Cross Roil Call will be continued to January 6th. This is done in order that the districts that have as yet iot comipleted their canvass may do so thus subscribing their 9uota. ALLISON CHARGED WITH SHOOT ING MEYERS. Cornelius Allison is said to have shot D. O. Meyers at a dance at Jno. P. Galloway's last Saturday. Allison was passing the house and got off his horse and entered. He pulled his pistol and began firing in the room. He left and when at the gate was overtaken by Deed Fitzmor s who brought him back. It was then that he learned that he had shot leyers. Meyers was sent to the hospital in New Orleans, and it is reported that he will recover. The full par riculars of the shooting are not given. - L GREETINGS TO MY PATRONS. It is with pleasure that we take advantage of the season's opportuni ty to wish our patrons a Happy and Prosperous New Year, with a full measure of the prosperity of 1919. We wish also to say that it shall be our endeavor to serve our patrons with still c'oser attention to their in tere~ts, and to protect them by tWh closest buying the market may af ford. We 'believe in sharing with our patrons the advantages and profits of judicious selection and buying. F. P. MARSOLAN'S 5 AND 10 CENT STORE. 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 Editorial Department Jahncke 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. E. F. CADDIN, Editor-In-Chief. The Employment Department re cently issued identification cards to the employees in the yard and will be glad to have those who have not received the same call at the office. This department hopes to be able by the next issue of this paper to an nounce definite plans regarding a Welfare Department. The postoffice will place on the bulletin board, every two weeks, a list of the employees who have mail which has not been called for, so watch for this list as unclaimed mail will be returned. There are several Christmas packages evidently con taining edibles which the ants are calling for, in vew of the fact that the real owners have not claimed their property. In a show window on Canal Street in New Orleans there is -a large pho tograph of the S. S. Bayou Teche. To those who have helped to build her and who know. the real worth of this, "our first ship," it is a pleas ure to "stand by" and note the in terest displayed by all those who pass and to hear the exclamations of ap proval, which are universal. I. Begin the New Year by resolving to take care of the tools. In normal times tool breakage is a problem in every great plant, but during the emergency, when men were working under high pressure or frequently were placed in charge of machines which in former years would never have been intrusted to them, the tool breakage loss is enormous. A care less man can destroy in a moment tools far in excess of the value of his labor for weeks and months. Great er than the monetary loss is the fact that it is almost impossible to re place, at once, many of these tools which are in such demand. Be it resolved, Now that the war has been won, now that the holidays have been duly celebrated, and the flu epidemic a thing of the past, that we will again get down to business and that we will by our collective ef forts make Madisonville famous for her wooden ships and that we as in dividuals, by Industry and colse ap plication to our work, make our selves famous as ship builders. When you finish a job leave every thing safe. Safety first! We are glad to say that the steam er Reverie has undergone its neces sary repairs and has made a success ful trial trip and expects to be in full operation within the next two weeks. WHAT HAS BEEN DONE IN LOU I81ANA IN DIPPING. Baton Rouge, Dec. 28.-December 15th brought to a close the first sea son's work toward the elimination of the cattle fever. tick under Louisi ana's state-wide tick eradication laws which became effective April 1, 1918. The splendid co-operation which the stock owners and parish officials have given to the State and Federal forces I in charge of this work has yielded wonderful results. The stringent war measures which have been so encessary to the successful prosecu tion of the war have had some detri mental effect on tick eradication. Scarcity of labor, with a very mark ed increase in the cost of materials and chemicals, have had a tendency to retard the work, but, notwith standing these facts, the results ac complished have been exceedingly gratifying. On January 1, 1918, there were in Louisiana 52 parishes quarantined on account of the cattle fever tick. The citizens of a great many of these parishes at this time knew very little about the working principals of tick eradication and had neger seen a vat constructed. But, realizing that the tick was doomed to begin its depart ure from their respective parishes, on April 1 the police jurors indicated their willingness to co-operate and with a few exceptions began build ing vats and purchased chemicals be fore the date upon which the dipping law became effective. Of the 52 quarantIned parishes, 27 were dipping cattle on March 30th, and, on April 15th, all parishes ex cept three were doing systematic tick eradication. For a time it looked as if the state-wide law was going to meet some temporary obstruction in these parishes. but, by May 1st, they too had fallen in line and were build ing vats. Vat construction continu ed in the remote sections of some of the parishes through May and June. By July 1, 1918, there bad been con structed under State and Federal superviaion 4,256 vats. Systematic dtpplng of cattle begain in Mac ith 253,856 dippings and steadily increased each month until the crest was reached In July which Ishowed a total of 2,285,843 dippings of which 67,383 were horses and Imules. After this date, due to a Among the prominent and numer ous visitors to the yard this week were Messrs. Morgan and Simmons. of Covington. We note that Mr. J. C. Richard has been going around with his head bowed down. We understand, how ever, Mrs. Richard is away. Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Merritt are vis iting relatives in Pensacola, Fla. If you work in the yard we want you to help edit this section of our paper. Any item of news or editori al which will help to promote good feeling and better work should be left at the Employment Office not later than Wednesday noon. Owing to the epidemic among hogs, and having lost two of his herd, Superintendent Ed. T. Malloy has given up the "hog raising business," and has disposed of the remainder of his stock. Should any employee of the ship yard desire to locate in Covington, he can undoubtedly be satisfied by Mr. W. A. Cuny. The office management has chang ed hands due to the fact that Mr. Edwards has esigned. Mr. Edwards will be succeeded by Mr. Buck. The Jahncke Shipbuilding Corpora tion has made a very enviable record during the year 1918, having com pleted the construction of seven ways, delivered two ships and -ow has six under construction. One exceptionally fine record is that out of the number of casualties, there was not a man crippled or maimed for life. There was, how ever, one fatal accident, which oc curred on December 27th, when, in some unaccountable manner, James Parker, Alored, of Houltonville. was crushed to death while coupling two flat cars. The Jahncke Shipblulding Corpora tion takes'this means of wishing all its -employees, The St. Tammany Farmer, and the people of Madison ville and Covington a very happy and prosperous New Year. Hurrah For The Police Jury! We understand, from good authori ty, that the Jahncke Navigation Co. Is to begin screening shells soon, which are to be used in repairing the streets of Madisonville, and that when this work has been ompleted the job of improving the road be tween Madisonville and CovThton will be begun. combination of reasons, dipping de creased silghtly. The total 49ippings in this state from March 1 to De cember 1 were 14,727,002 cattle and 101,074 horses, with an addition of 309,051 horses which were inspected but not dipped. Such record can be made only by the hearty co-operation of the stock owners and to them the credit is due. While it has been necessary to re sort to the courts in some instances, these have been few compared to the great number of stock owners who willingiy dipped their cattle. With, a few exceptions the judges and dis trict attorneys have performed their duties manfully and meted out to violators such punishment as they believed the case warranted. In the enforcement of the law better assist ance could not be asked than that received from the Governor, the At torney General, and the Louisiana Live Stock Sanitary Board. To complete the administrative or ganization in Louisiana, it was nec essary to use the services of 65 Fed (Continued on page 2) SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT LEAGUE. There will be a meeting of the School Improvement League at the high school building on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 4 p. m. All members are urged to attend. FLU STILL ON THE DEOLINE. Following is the report of the State Board of Health on influenz4. for the week ending Dec. 28: Acadia 8, Allen 7, Ascension 9, Beauregard 76, Bienville 13, Caddo 100, Calcasieu 122, Caldwell 2, Cata houla, 2, Claiborne 37, East Baton Rouge 80, DeSoto 6, East Feliciana 94,Evanbeline 8, Franklin 39, Iberia 1, Ibervllle 15, Jackson 2, Jefferson Davls 27, Lafayette 12, LaSalle 14, Natchitoches 26, Orleans 528, Oua chlta 4, Plaquemines 27, Rapides 160, Red River 50, Ricbland 53, St. Charles 3, St. Landry 32, St. Mary 6, St. Tammany 9, Tangipsahoa 23, Ten sas 1, Terrebonne 43, Verion 2. Webster 20, West Carrol! 33. Report for last w~-ki n as 4,011. This week, 1694. Decrease, 2,317.