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D. II. MlASON, Editor COVINGTON, LA., SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 1919 VOL. 45 No. 23
Votes For, 545; Against,'
109; $1,222,004 For;
$139,203 Against.
No. and Amount of Bonds
and the Order of Their
Maturity Fixed.
Covington, La., April 17; 1919.
Minites of the Police Jury of the
Parish of St. Tammany, held Thurs
day. April 17, 1919, for the purp.se
of promulgatting the result of the
special road election of April 15th,
and passing an ordinance fixing the
'bonds and maturities thereof, and to
advertise for 'bids on the same.
The Police Jury of the Parish of
St. Tammany, acting as the govern
ing authority of said parish, met in
special session at the Dl:strict Court
house in Covington, Louisiana, on
the 17th day of April, 1919, at ten
o'clock a. m., pursuant to the pro
visions of the ordinance of said Police
Jury dated .March 11, 1919, and the
proclamation of election by J. B.
Howze, president of the Police Jury,
also of date March 11, 1919. Pres
ent: Messrs. Abney, Dendinger, Do
mergue, Davis, Crawford, Cowart.
'Fendlason, 1lowze, Robert, Smith.
Absent: Node.
The PoLice Jury having been duly
convened it was moved by Mr. J. M.
Smith, seconded by Mr. R. C. Abney,
Whereas, a special election as call
ed by this Police Jury was held on
April 15th, 1919, in the Parish .of
St. Tammany, and
Whereas, it is the duty of thi"
Polce Jury to open the ballot -boxet
used at said special election, examinet
and count the ballots and canvas.s
the result of said election, therefore
IBe it ordained, That this P'olice
Jury do now proceed to open the bal
lot boxes used at the said special
election, examine and count the bal
lots in number and amount. examine
and canvass the returns and declare
the result of the said election; and
that the President appoint twc .eil
ers to count the votes and compile
the result.
And be t further ordained, Teat a
process verbal of the opening of the
said ballot boxes be made and that
the canvass of the returns, and result I
thereof Abe shown on the said process
verbal and, that the said process
verbal be signed by all the'memta,s i
of the Police Jury, the tellers and:l the
officers thereof.
This motion being put to a voca,
the result was: Yes, ten. Nays,
And the motion was duly carrie,!,
and the ordinance adopted.
Whereupon the Presient announ.
ed the appointment of ,Messrs. Teeo
dore Dendinger. Jr., and J. M.. Smith e
as tellers; and in open ression the a
said tellers, in the presence of all of
the members of the Police Jury, pro
ceeded to open the ballot boxes and t
count the votes cast at the election e
held April 15th, 1919, in the Parish d
of St. Tammany, Louisiana; each
box from e:ach polling place in the
1 said Parish being opened separately
and thereupon proceeded to examine
"and count the ballots in each bJu.
and examined and canvassed the re
turns made b'y the officers of the said
special election at each polling place
and verilied the said returns with the
result, whch is declared as follows'
At Ward One (i1). Madisonville.
La., there were found 58 votes, rep
resenting an assessed valuation of
Two Hundred Fourteen Thousan -
Nine Hundred and Fifty-three Dol
lars ($214.1:953.00) cast in favor of
the proposition:
To authorize the Police Jury 3f e
the Parish of St. Tammany to in- e
cur debhi on l:ehalf of and in thIe
name of thie 'Parish of St. Tanrl·e
many to the amount of Seven Hun
dred Fift: Thousand ($750.10i: '
Dollars. and to issue and sell n"- a
gotiable ·u.m-an'nual .interest bear'
ing coui:.; ionds evidencin;: thl
said inc db.,dness (the amount of c
said ivldebtledness being less than
te tlper ce( t. of the assessed valna- s
tion of thel property in the said c
Parish; :-aid bonds to bear inter
est :t the rate of five (5) per crn:t t
per .unnuin, 1pa able semi-.annually. C
the interest and ;rincipal of said
bonds to bh tya.ble in suc'l
amount:,. and at such places as the
said i'olicr .lury mnay determine,
and within tw'n:ty-six years from
the dAt. of the bonds: and both
the prtlctpal and interest of said
bond to be secu:ed by a sufficiert
tax' to i, levied and collected earh
year in accoradnce with Article
281 of the Constitution and Law
of th1 Sta'e of Lnu'siana; the pro- a
ceeds from the sale of the said
r ir
What is no doubt the last photograph of the German k iser while in power was senf to the International Film
service by Robert J. Dalton, M. T. Co., 337th F. 1., 2-II R. I., American mission. In this photograph is seen the crown
princ.y wg aing tn he heiYngt & t.e .Deat.h Head regiment.. The kaiser.is seen decorating a soleler in the fore ound.
1 1 11 ' 1 / S 1 " S 1 1 1 i 1 1 1 1 1 1:~se ~il i pwe wa en t treIneratontlIiil
While the Victory Loan Campaign
will be more extended than such cam
paigns have usually been in' this par
ish, this is not due to any lack of
sentiment in support of the luan, : t
because many people who are desir
ous of buying as much as they can
were not prepared to say just what
they could take at the time. Many
are still paying on their last bonds
and have not yet decided just what
they can do now. Those who have
bought as a matter of: investment
have taken larger amounts even than
before, while those who "are buying
in patriotic support of the Govern
ment and have put' all the money
they could spare into previous loans
will not invest so much as before.
It may be cons. ered certain, how
ever, that this pirish will raise its
quota without depending so largely
upon the banks as was considlered
probable. Aside from patriotic duty,
the loan is a good investment, as tt
pays 4 3-4 per cent interest.
Committees have been pretty well
organized and both men and women
are working hard for a successful
In due tilme I shall make the regu
lar announcement of my candidacy
for the office of Mayor at the election
`o be held in Jane. As the time fix
ed for ndmination is considerably
ahead, I desire to invite a careful
investigation of my record as Alder
man during'. the last two years so
that the voers will be fully inform
ed as to m,4.qualifications as a candi
- -0
John B. Prados, representative for
banks and postoffices of the- Sixth
Federal Reserve District, was in Cov
ington, Tuesday, and says he is meet
ing with full co-operation from the
banks and 'postoffices. Mr. Prados
is highly pleased with the outlook
throughout the district and says:
"It is our desire to conduct the
Savings Campaign on a strictly, even
severly, impartial basis, with a view
to establishing the sale of small gov
ernment securities to people of mod
erate means as a permanent govern
ment activity. In order to do this
effectively we are limiting our appeal
to the mwives of enlightened self
interest and peace time citizenship.
and are making our appeal to all
)eople as citizens of the country and
not as members of any particular
class or group.
"It is true that we are aiming to
secure the co-operation and support
of practically all the organized
groups or associations in the coun
try available, but we are making
our appeal to them entirely on the
basis of citizenship and their own
interests as citizens and individuals."
bonds at not less than par to be
used in constructing and improv
ing the public roads and highway.;
in the Parish of St. Tammany,
And there were found no votes repre
senting an assessed valuation, of no
dollars cast aigst the proposition
above set forth,,
(Continite& on page 3.J
St. Peter's Catholic Church was
thronged to its utmost capacity Mon
day morning at 10:30 o'clock with
relatives and friends to witness the
fiftieth wedding anniversary of Mr.
and IMrs. James Prevost, which was
celebrated at nuptial high mass, Rev.
Father John Burger officiating, as
sisted by Rev. Father Bascle, Dea
con; Rev. Martin Barrerre, Sub-Dea
con; Rev. Father Emillian, Master
of Ceremonies, while Rev. Father Co
lumban tdelivered a most eloquent
sdrmor , The handsome edifice was
decorated with ferns and glad flowers
in honor of the occasion.
Mr. and Mrs. Prevost entered the
church preceeded .by the ring bear
ers, Masters James and Francs Pre
vost, and Misses Olga Bertus, Mil
dred DeBen, IMarguerite DeBen and
Adelaide Prevost, to the strains of
LeProphete. The mass was sung by
the choir of the church, assisted by
Mrs. Jacques de Tarnosky, of New
Ow:eans, who sang Sancta Maria dur
ing the offertory.
The celebration at the church was
followed.;by a reception at the home,
at which the following ladies reeiv
ed the many visitors who called
throughout the day to offer their con
gratulations to the jubilarians who
stood under a canopy of 'bamboo and
golden morning glorys: Mrs. Gas
ton Bertus, Mrs. Albert DeBen. Mrs.
Harry Prevost, 'Mrs. Thos. Prevost,
Mrs. \\'m. Prevost, Mrs. Q. Kohnke,
Mrs. Leonce Burthe, Miss .lessie
Evqps, Miss lMimi Prevost and Miss
Gabrielle Boudousqule.
The color scheme of gold and
white was carried out in all of the
decorations, the dining room eiung
particularly attractive, the golden
and white wedding cake, in the shape
of a heart, around which was bank
ed beautiful yellow jassamines, oc
cupying the center of the dining
table, the punch bowls being presided
over by Misses Daisy Bertus and
Louise Burthe.
Mrs. Prevost, previous to her mar
riage, was SMiss Eugenie Bragg. of
New Orleans, and both she and her
estimable husband are connected
with some of the best known fami
lie3 of the state.
Mr. and Mrs. Prevost were the re
cipients of a number of handsomc
and costly presents, one of them be
ing a solid gold salad bowl, present
ed by The insurance companies of
New York City, which Mr. Prevost
has represeqted for so many years;
also a number of telegrams of con
Among the out-of-town guests
were Mrs. J. de Tarnosky, Miss Lucy
Olivier, Misses 'Marie and Emma Thi
berge, Inez Mazarat, Gladys Jones,
Juanita Cousin, Carmen Pellerin, Ce
cile Rou'bion, Clara Garidal, and
Mrs. C. L. de Fuentes, Mrs. Chas..
Buck. Jr., and (laughter, 'Mrs. Gre
nier, Mrs. Kaufman. Mrs. Vignaud,
Mrs. Coleman. Mrs. J. CampbeJl, Mrs.
A. Claudel, 'Mrs. Deynoodt, Sister
Mary Augustine, Sister Mary Gene
vieve, and Messrs. Larose, H. Viosca,
A-. Clavarie, S. Vignaud, Harry Bark
er and Lionel Floote.
A man with a gold-finding appa
ratus has succeeded in arousing in
terest of a group of people who are
digging for hidden treasure at the,
roots of an old cedar tree on Florida
s'treet. We wonder if this will pay
as well as working for $2.50 a day.
Food experts of the United States
Government give milk a very iin
L portant place in the diet, attribut
ing to it qualities difficult to be
found in substitUtes. It is nature's
sstandard food, and except in cases of
idiosyncrasy is always beneficial, per
forming functions that decrease ten
dency to arterial hardening andueck
oning youth to remain with you.
On the other hand, it is admitted
that milk may become one of the
most dangerous of foods, if contami
nated by improper.handling or un
sanitary surroundings. In fact, may -
.become a regular incubator of dis
'ease germs.
Recognizing both these facts, Mr.
Felix Bachemin, proprietor of the
Military Road Dairy Farm, has de
cided to meet a public demand by
placing his milk on sale at the store
of Gus Burant, on New Hampshire
street, Covington, under such sani
tary conditions as to win the appro
bation of the most fastidious. Milk
from the Miltary Road Dairy Farm
has won a reputation that makes its
standard hard to reach. Close study
of the value of stock foods, the main
tenance of healthy stock and the pro
duction of a high percentage of cream
or butter fat has resulted in his
ability to place on the market milk
that every lover of pure, rich milk
wim be delighted with. It will be
put up in sanitary bottles of sizes to
suit the customer and will be served
fresh from the cleanest of refriger
ators, either to be drank at the store
or taken home for family use.
See the advertisement on ,page 5.
New interest has been awakened in
the Edna Reed murder by the order
of Judge Carter to have the overalls 1
said to belong to Reed and found in
the car, which are stained either with
blood or paint, givgn an expert ex- I
amination by Dr. Coats, dean of the
chemistry department of L. S. U.
Dr. Coats, in response to a request,
has agreed to make an analysis of
these stains, and by order of Court
Dr. IBulloch sent the overalls to Bat
on Rouge for this purpose, Sheriff
Brewster detailing Deputy Quatre
vaux to this duty. Instead of $500 f
asked by the New Orleans chemist, 1
the work will cost the parish but
$100. This is a big saving in the t
expense of- the case.
Mr. Francis H. Richters and Mrs.
Viola Holhauser were married at the
residence of Mrs.' Holhauser on Gib
son street, Tuesday, April 22, 1919,
Judge Robt. Badon officiating.
Mr. Richters is a native of New
Orleans, 'but for the 'past year has
been foreman of the Kentzel 'Print
ing House, Covington. The bride is
also a native of New Orleans, but
has lived in Covington some time.
After the wedding the happy couple ]
asnt a few days in New Orleans, re
turning to permanenVy reside in :
Covington. - 11
The Matters of License Tax
for Motor and Vehicles
Is Discussed.
Committee Appointed To
Rebuild Bogue Falaya
Park Pavalion.
Covington, La., April 23, 1919.
The council met in special session
on the" above date to consider the
cemetery iproposition, the enforce
ment of the auto, truck and vehicle
license tax and the building of a
pavilion in Bogue Falaya Park.
Present: P. J. Lacroix, Mayor;
A. R. Smith, H. A. LMackie, A. D.
Schwartz, C. E. Schonberg, M. P.
Absent: Emile Frederick.
The matter of drainage of the old
cemetery is to be attended to by the
Mayor and Street Commission. *
The new cemetery proposition was
then discussed. It was moved by C.
E. Schonberg, seconded ,by M. P.
Planche, that a new proposition was
to be submitted and as Mr. Stanga
was not present, that nothing be
done at this meeting and that the
same committee be empowered to act.
Discussed the building of a pavil
ion in J3ogue Falaya Park. It was
decided to advertise for bids and the
Mayor to appoint a new Park Comr
mission. The Mayor then appointed
the following gentlemen to act as
such: H. A. iMackie, A. D. Schwartz,
C. E. Schonberg, L. M. Bourgeois,
A. R. Smith, Emile Frederick, M. P.
Planche, P. J. Lacroix.
It was moved by H. A. Mackle,
seconded by A. D. Schwartz, that the
Town of Covington telease any calim
:hey have against the Municipal Band
nstruments. Carried.
The secretary was Instructed to
publish notice in The St.' Tammany
Harmer, calling attention to the
street and vehicle license -tax.
There being no ,further business,
.he council adjourned.
- MAY 2-3.
Clean-Up Day has been fixed for
May 1, and W. P. U. women and the
town administration are busy to
make ti a success. The Mayor has
issued the following proclamation:
The Clean-Up movement has. be
come one of national importance and
's observed in all municipalities.
Aside from its importance in the
observation of cleanliness and the
pursuanceof a constructive business
policy, its value in the protection of
health is so pronounced as to justify
'ts legal enforcement.
In 'view of these facts the town is
co-operating with its health, board
tnd othe rorganizations to make
Clean-Up days valuable and effective.
It is therefore ordered that teems
will call for all rubbish and watste
matter on May 2 and 3, and to facili
tate matters it is requesfed that resi
dents have lhis trash placed at con
venieit places where it may be gath
ered up by the garbage teams and
hauled away.
All who do net comply with this
order will be notified after inspec
tion and penalized under continued
The Covington Fire Department is
expecting big things at the festival,
..ay 18th. Citizens are vitally in
terested in the success of the festi
val, because there is much to be done
to make the department efficient,
and there should be a liberal patron
age. Let's all go ,over the top for
our fire department. We have gone
dv.r for every thing else.
There will be opportunity for girls
and boys to win some good prizes by
selling the largest amount of tickets,
Mr. W. T. Hays, of New Orleans,
was in Covington this week appoint
ing chairmanships for the ~Salvation
Army campaign to commence at the
close of the Victory Loan campaign.
He found the sentiment here for the
Salvatianists. Mr. P. R. Galbraith,
0 Metro.politan IBank, Building,
Orleans, Is zone director.
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. D H. VINET,
IMr. J. E. Brogan, detailed by the
U. S. Emergency Fleet Corporation
as inspector at the Jahncke shipyard,
has been with us for ten months. and
while his duties htve been very oner
ous at times, thete has never been
once when he could no stop a while
to exchange pleasantries wits his
co-workers. From time to time he
has been associated in his services to
the government here with such men
as ,Mesars..'Bell, Clark, Moore, Capt.
Carlson, and last but not least, with
Messrs. Williams and Pump, and they
all unite in pronouncing him a faith
ful and conscientious officer. In fact
his qualities of heart and mind are
admired and praised by all classes
in the shipyard. This war has
brought many strangers to Madison
ville, but none will be missed more
'than ;Mrs Brogan when duty calls
him elsewhere.
S,Mr. P. T. Burke, Southern District
Fire Marshal for the U. S. Emerg
ency Fleet Corporation, visited the
Jahncke yard on the 21st. He was
conducted through the yard by (Mr.
Louis Stockfleth, Plant Guard Mar
shal, where he found all fire appli
ances in excellent condition. Mr.
Burke has a large territory to cover,
extendfing from Wilmington, N. C.,
on the Atlantic Coast, to Mobile and
Pensacola, on the Gulf Coast, and
then to Morgan City. Mr. Burke
praises this yard in the. highest terms
and says its efficiency is recognized
and that there is every reason to
believe the future will justify his
The readers of The Farmer doubt
less know that IMadisonville is on the
map of Louisiana in box-car letters.
She stands preeminently in a class
her own, from an industrial and eco
nomic standpoint, because of her
adaptibility to modern progress and
the aptitude of her citizens to cope
with emergandces. I need not go
into details, suffice it to say that she
has won her place in the sun. There
have been many contributing factors
to bring this about, and.while I think
of it, wish to say Mr,, Theo. Den
dinger, with his hustling boy, worked
overtime to bring about this happy
consummation. 'Mr. 'Dendinger, Sr.,
for over forty years, has been a mer
chant here, and during all this time
has worked unselfishly and with civic
pride unsurpassed, in upbuilding this
historic town. Mr. Dendingpr has
retired from active +bhUin.sssaffairs,
having turned over the same to his
sons, John, George~ .dt Theo. Den
dinger, Jr.
Mr. Dendinger, Sr,, * president of
the IMadisonville' B#lk, one of the
most substantial financial instiu
tions in the state. In addition to
operating the dMadisonville Saw &
Planing Mill, which iurnishes high
grade lumber for domestic purposes
and a very large quantity for export
trade, they conduct the Madisonville
Exchange (for thirsty people) and a
large general merchandise store.
Mr. Dendinger is certainly a philan
thropist in the truest sense of the
word-many are the beneficiaries of
his 'kindness of heart and benevo
lence of spirit.
Being a large real estate owner
himself, he has always assisted the
poor man to provide a home for his
family at the lowest possible coat,
and as a result there are more of the
sturdy Emiddlh classes who own their
own homes here than amy town in
the state of its size.
This article is not intended to ad
vertse Mr. Dendinger, because I be
lieve he is averse to publicity in any
manner, bud it is absolutely im
possible to write Madisonville with
out Dendinger-one is synonomous
of the other-it would be like writ
ing Romeo with Juliet left not.
At an election held in the town of
Madisonville, Tuesday, April 22,
Mayor Octave J. Oulliber, with the
same aldermen who served the pre
ceding year, were elected without
opposition. This administration serv
ed throughout the period of the war
and they. can always feel-proud of
their services to the people of the
town and the best evidence that the
people appreciate their services and
are proud of them is found in the
fact of their unanimous election.
Louis: How do you feel today?
Norris: iI feel as though I've been
dead a week.
Louis: Hot, eh?
'Lots of men, as well as lots of
women, get their complexion out of
a bottle-only the men take theirs
They were burying the German
dead when one American soldier call
ed out to his partner, "Jack, this guay
is moving. What shall I do. "Bury
!him," said Jack. "But," went on
the first soldier, "he says he ain't
I dead." "That doesn't matter," said
Jack, "you can't believe a word these
Germans say. Shove him in."
A gerat many married men think
Webster said a mouthful when he
defined angels as mythical charac
Did you ever notice that the peo
ple who stop, look and listen at a
keyhole never do it at a railroad
Nowadays grandmothers are pos
ing as chickens. The first thing you
know grandfathers will be seriously
considering re-sowing their wild oats.
Godfred has left us. He no long
er eats in the same room with us.
In .fact, he has left our boarding'
house. Ar I while we don't blame
him for this, still we think it is the
unkindest cut of all.
We were under the impression that
Davis wab a palmist 'because he lodk
ed at i man's hand the other night
and told him he was about to get a
large sum of money. The man held
four aces.
A prominent grocer is Madisonville
took his son away from school. He
said"the teachers were ruining his
boy. They were trying to teach him
that sixteen ounces make a pound.
Pons: Can you sing
Kelly: No.
Peons: Are you at all musical?
Kelly: Oh, no, I'm Irish!
Faller: What would happen if I
called you a liar?
L.ouis: Your friends would walk
slow behind you.
Faller: What would happen if I
only thought so, but didn't say it?
Louis: Well, I wouldn't do any
Faller: Well, then, let it go at '
Valdin: Did you hear of the new
song, "My Sweetheart's Dress"?
Ludlow: Is it a rag?
Linton: I'm raffling off a watch.
Will you take a chance?
Norris: I have no use for it. 'I
have one already.
Linton: Oh, that's all right; take
a chance. You wont win it any how.
Johnson: The Bible tells us that
Lot's wife was turned into, a pillar
of salt.
iBohning: That's nothing. When
I was a boy every morning I used
to turn a team of horses into a five
acer lot.
Jake tgiving cigars): Do you
know what's in that cigar?
Dan: No; but I should judge
there's about nine cents profit.
Faller: What nation attracts the
most attention?
Callecas: Fascination.
We understand our friend, Noble
Eyes, is leading a double life. We
hear that he has promised to die for
two different girls.
She: I wonder when the trouble
started in the Garden of Eden?
He: There was no trouble until
Eve wanted to go shopping for dress
A girl's features are generally
stamped upon a man's heart-but it's
always her complexion that shows on
his coat collar.
Are you really related to*Patecek?
Oh, yes; our relation is a clothles
(close) one.
Young Lady: I haven't seen my
dance in a week. What can the rea
son be?
Old -Lady: He is beginning to act
like a husband.
McCary: Did Columbus discover
the Atlantic Ocean?
Baxter: No; why makes you ask?
,McCOary: Because, in the geogra
phy it says he came "across" it.
She: You don't think I'm grow
ing old, do you?
He: Not at all. You have been
twenty for the last ten years to my
He: The finest garment that a
woman can wear is the mantle of
She: Yes; and it'sthe only dress
that some husbands want *±_'r w:ves
to wearj judging from the fuss they
make over the bill.

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