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DAL PHAR3CYThe St.M Tammany Farmer SECTION
ville. Fi'e Cents Per Copy.
D. II. MXsoN, Editor COVINGTON, LA., SATURDAY, MAY 10, 1919. VOL. 45 No 25
Covington, La., May 6, 1919.
The town council met :n regular
sess'on on the above date. Present:
p. J. Lacroix, Mayor; A. R. Smith,
H. A. AMackie, C. E. Schon'berg, A. D.
Schwartz, Emile Frederick. Absent:
I.' P. Planche.
Reid minutes of February 18 and
23, March 4 and 6, April 1, 7 and 23.
Moved by A. 1). Schwartz, seconded
by II. A. Makie, 'hat same be adopt
ed as read. Carried.
Moved by A. 1). Schwartz, second
ed by A. IR. Smith, that the Finance
Committee meet Friday, iMay 9th, at
3:30 p. m., to consider assessments.
The treasurer's reports for the
quarters ending December 31, 1918,
and March 3.1, 1919, were read, as
To the Honorable Mayor and Coun
cil of Covington, La.
I herewith submit my report for
the quarter ending .Dec. 31, 1918:
Ain't. in Covington BanK
& Trust Co., Sept. 30 205.40
Deposited Oct. 26th ... 202.49
Deposited Nov. 9 ..... 85.00
Deposited Nov. 22, .... 398.02
Deposited Dec. 7, ..... 1386.18
Warrants pd. from Sept.
30 to Dec. 31, 1918.. 1614.49
Ainm't. in Covington Bank
& Trust Co., Dec. 31. 662.60
Report for March 31, 1919:
Amt. in Covington Bank
& Trust Co., Dec. 31. 662.60
Deposited Jan. 1 ..... 1770.15
Deposited March 1 .... 382.25
Deposited March 5 .... 665.39
Deposited IMarch 14 ... 1000.00
Deposted March 27 ... 1000.00
Warrants paid from Jan.
1st to March 31st. .. 4634.16
Amt. in Covington Bank
& Trust Co., March 31 846.23
On motion, duly seconded and car
ried, same was referred to the Fi
nance Committee.
The "secretary's reports for the
months of November and December,
1918, and January, February, March
and April, 1319, were read, as fol
To the Honorable Mayor and Coun
.cil of the Town of Covington, La.
Gentlemen:-I beg to'submit the
following as my report of receipts
.and disbursements for the month
/ ending November 30, 1918:
Licenses ............. 30.00
Taxes, 1917, ......... 1012.80
Taxes, 1916, ......... 232.35
Taxes, 1915, ......... 132.25
Cemetery lots ....... 10.00
Fines ............... 28.50
N. O. G. N ......... 75.00
Sundries ............ 5.00
Costs ............... 11.75
Cash on hand Oct. 31.. 85.00
Total ............. $1622.65
Nov. 9, check to treas. 85.00
Nov. 20, same ....... 398.02
Nov. 30, cash on hand
sad in bank .1139.63
Total ............. $1622.65
Report for month of December:
Licenses ............. 1110.00
Taxes, 1917,.......... 494.27
Taxes, 1916 .......... 205.03
Taxes, 1915, .......... . 83.65
.Cemetery lots....... 7.50
ines . 79.50
. O. ;. N. .......... 25.00
Sundries ............ 10.00
Costs ............... 1.75
Nov. 30. cash c hand
and in bank ....... 1139.63
SDec. 7, check to :reas. 1386.18
Dec. 31, cash on h:and
and in bank ....... 1770.15
Report for Januas:, 1919:
Licenses ............. 2125.00
Taxes, 1917,.......... 675.87
i:A Taxes, 1916, .......... 3.50
'¶aRxes, 1915. ......... 3.00
KCemetery lots........ 10.00
i n i es ............... 44.50
SW. O. G. N. ......... 25.00
i 0tN................ .25
Dec. 31, cash on hand
' and in bank ...... 1770.15
a. 4, check to treas. 1770.15
Covington, La., May 5, 1919.
The Police Jury met on the above
date as a Board of Reviewers and to
take up other business.
Present: Theo. Dendinger, Jr., H.
N. Fendlason, J. M. Smith, S. R.
Cowart, W. H. Davis, Fletcher Craw
ford, E. P. Robert, Robt. Abney, J.
B. Howze. Absent: E. J. nomergue.
A. 1). Crawford, assessor, as the
meeting opened, filed a blanket pro
test aga:nst reduc:ibn in taxes on
the rol:s.
Mr. B. M. Miller appeared before
the board in behalf of the Louisiana
Shipbuildng Corporation, of Slidell,
as also did Mr. Hailey, to have the
assessment of the Louisiana "ship
building Corporation reduced.
It was moved by E. P. Robert, sec
onded by Fletcher Crawford, that the
assessment of said Shipbuilding Cor
poration stand as assessed.
iMr. Hailey entered a protest
against the action of the Police Jury.
It was moved by J. M. Smith, sec
onded by Fletcher Crawford, that the
asseslent of the Succession of Alex
andrine Bourgeois, of Slidell, be re
duced $10,000.
Mr. Walter Jahncke appeared be
fore the board in regard to the as
sessment of the Jahncke Shipbuild
ing Company, and he was referred to
the assessor to examine the assess
,Lieutenant Bowman. of the ESnerg
ency Fleet Corporation, accompanied
Mr. Jahncke before the 'board and
made an interesting talk in regard
to shipbuilding.
It was moved and seconded, that
after having made the above men
tioned corrections 9n the assessment
rolls, that they be accepted as turn
ed in by the assessor.
It was moved, seconded and carri
ed that the meeting of the Police
Juyr adiburn as a Board of ,Review
era to meet on Tuesday, May 13, in
regular session.
The game betwedti the Lacy's of
New Orleans, and Covington. which
was to have been played last Sunday
at St. Paul's Park, will be played to
morrow (Sunday) May 11. Tickets
sold for last Sunday's game will be
accepted for this game. Admission,
adults, 25c; children, 15c. Game
called at 2 p. m.
,Mr. S. A. Montgomery, of New Or
leans, gave a stirring and helpful
lecture on the Methodist Centenary
at the Methodist Church, Wednesday
nig'ht. It was equal to a sermon
from one of the Bishops.
I wish to announce that I am now d
operating an Auto Livery Service at
Schoen & Molloy's. Your patrmnagc I
is solicited. Phones 10 and 221.
Jan. 6, deposited ..... . 2314.41
Jan. 15, depositMt ..... . 273.75 1
Jan. 31, cash on hand 298.96
Report for F.bruary, 1919:
Licenses ............ 80.00
Taxes, 1917 ......... 15.87 i
Taxes, 1916, ..,... ... . .40 c
Taxes, 1915 ......... ..50 i
Taxes, 1914 ......... .50
Cemetery lots ........ 2.50 1
Fines ............... 34.50 a
Lights .............. 25.00 r
Costs ............... 1.25 1
eash in bank Jan. 31.. 2588.16 i
Cash on hand Jat' 31... 298.96
$304'7.f4 a
Disbursements: z
Deposited Feb. 6 ..... 298.6 i
Deposited Feb. 7 ..... 65.17
Cash in bank Jan 341 .. 258,.16 t
Cash on hand Feb. 28.. 95.35 i
Report for lMarch, 1919: a
Receipts: a
Licenses ........... 70 O' v
Taxes, 1918.......... 326'.01 t
Taxes, 1917 .......... 62.01 a
Taxes, 1916 .......... 30 30 i:
Fnes ............. 45.00 r
Lights, N. O. G. N .... 25.00 p
Sundries............ 25.45 o
Costa ................ ... 1.00 p
$3521.97 s
Bal. Feb. 28 ......... 3047.64 I
---- -- t
$6569.€1 s
Feb. 28, check to treas. 382.2"
March 7, same . 66i5.39 a
March 14, same ...... 2000.00 t
March 14, same ..I;• 100'.00s
March 29, same . .. 1000.00 t
_________-- d
March 31, bal in bank 152197
(ContlnuMeIl `page 4)
SWetern N wspaper Union:
Victory arch near completion at Twenty-fourth street and Fiftn avenue,
New York city. It was built by popular subscriptions of the people of New
York in htonor of the American soldiers and sailors who made the "supreme
sacritice" for their country.
The Association of Commerce has
appointed a large committee of
members to push the sale of Chau
tauqua tickets and to distribute the
tickets and collect amounts subscrib
ed for under pledges signed last year.
IMr. Niles N. Culehan, advance
agent, has put the town in gay colors
with mardi gras effect, billed and
put in window signs, as well as dis
tributed the Covington Chautauqua
News, giving full information of the
attractions of the Chautauqua season.
Chautauqua tickets will be on sale
at Schonberg's Pharmacy.
The program of the first afternoon,
Wednesday, May 14th: Introduc
tory exercises. Grand concert, Dun
bar Male Quartet. Admission, 35c,
4c war tax; children, 19c, lc war tax.
Program at night: Concert, Dun
bar ,Male Quartet. Lecture, "Ameri
ca's 'To-day, Gleaned from Yester
day's Over There," Elwood T. Bailey.
Admission, 50c, 5c war tax; children,
29c, ic war tax.
The Police Jury will meet in regu
lar session on Tuesday, May 13.
Asst. General Passenger Agent G.
B.: Auburtin makes the following
announcement relative to excursions
over the New Orleans Great North
ern Railroad from New Orleans to
Covington and other St. Tammany
health resorts:
Train will leave Terminal Station,
New Orleans, 7:45 a. m., arriving
IMandeville 10:13; Abita Springs at
10:33 a. m., Covington 10:45 a. m.,
Ramsay 11:20 a. m., and Folsom at
11:50 a. m. Returning, will leave
Folsom 3:30 p. m., Ramsay 3:59 p.
m., Covington 4:40 p. nr., Abita
Springs 4:50 p. m., Mandeville 5:10
p. m., arriving New Orleans at 7:45
p. in.
I hereby announce my candidacy
for the office of Mayor of the town
of Covington, at the election to be
held in June, 1919.
I was born in Covington and have
lived here all my life. -My father
and grandfather were also born and
raised in this parish, our family be
ing one of the most widely known
in this section.
I have made a success in business
and feel that I enjoy the confidence
and esteem of all our Covington citi
zens. I have taken an active interest
in all the civic undertakings in the
past and feel a great interest in the
upbuilding of our town and freeing
it from debt.
I have served three terms of four
years each as Justice of the Peace,
and my record for public service and
as a dutiful citizen are open for in
vestigation. I do hereby declare
that I am bound to no political set,
and am under no obligations to any
individual or corporation. I will
make the race as a free and inde
pendent candidate, without a promise
or obligation to fulfill, except to the
people, that, if elected, I will do my
utmost as a man and an officer to
serve them to the best of my ability.
I promise to enforce the laws and
to protect all citizens in their rights,
showing no special favors to any
party or parties.
As many important issues will
arise during the coming administra
tion, it is well that the peo:le select
safe and sane officials to hold down
taxation and get our town out of
If elected, you can depend on me
for an honest and aggressive ad
nainistration. *
At a meeting of the directors of
the Parish Fair Association held this
week, Mr. Karl Treen was made sec
retary, vice Mr. N. H. FitzSimons,
resigned. It is Mr. Treen's intention
to issue the catalogue at an early
date and to malke a hard fight for the
best fair we have ever had. Mr.
Treen has had considerable experi
ence in handling fairs, and the
knowledge gained as farm demon
strator will be of value to him In
comprehenidng the sitaIjattinn.t this
parish and in taking advantage of
every opening for good exhibits. He
will also sell stock and otherwise en
deavor to win interest in the fair.
He is confident that a first-class fair
can be gotten up and he expects to
get other parishes to make exhibits.
The exact dates of the fair have not
been fixed..
Mr. Treen is at present acting as
assistant secretary, in view of the
fact that Mr. FitzSimon's term of
office does not expire until June, but
as Mr. FitzSimons is so occupied with
business of his own that he will not
be able to give the fair the attention
it shoud have, Mr. Treen will be vir
tually in charge of the work. He
submits the following:
The following notice has been
mailed to the 171 stockholders of
the St. Tammany Parish Fair As
Covington, La., May 7, 1919.
Please take notice that the annual
meeting of stockholders of the St.
Tammany Parish Fair Association
for the purpose of electing 25 direct
ors to serve for the ensuing year, as
provided by Article IV of the charter,
will be held in the Courthouse at
Covington, La., on Thursday, May 22,
between the hours of 10 a. m. and
12 m.
This is published here for infor
mation of the general public. While
the fairs have been for the whole
parish, and not for any one section
or class, the 1,919 fair will be more
of a parish wide organization than
in the past. Every ward will be rep
resented in the corps of officers.
Work has begun on the prepara
tion of a bigger catalogue and prem
ium list than has ever been gotten
out here before, and this is to be in
the hands of the people earlier than
ever before.
New stock of the Association is
now offered for sale. It is believed
that this will sell readily and that
much1 new blood and zeal will be put
into the fair this year. Buy a share
and have a vote; buy many shares
and have many votes in the election
of officers.
AssistantSecretary .
The familiar face of Capt. Preston
Herndon has been seen on the streets
of Covington for the past week. He
.s on leave of absence, which he is
spending with his family. A little
more grey at the temples, but phy
sically fine and fit, he is the same
Capt. Herndon that was with us be
fore the war-who made our trips
across the lake pleasant when he was
tContinued on page 4)
In due time I shall make the regu
lar announcement of my candidacy
for the office of Mayor at the election
to be held in June. As the time fix
ed for nomination is considerably
ahead, I desire to invite a careful
investigation of my record as Alder
man during the last two years so
that the voters will be fully inform
ed as to my qualifications as a can
The Association of Commerce has
taken up some very important mat
ters at its recent meeting. At the
meeting Monday, ,Ion. Harry K. Wil
son, commissioner of agriculture and
immigration, was present and dis
cussed' with the members the advan
tages of rice-growing in this parish.
As a result it is announced that 'Mr.
J. J. Lewis, of Eunice, La., and Mr.
Carl Kimmel, of Lake Charles, prom
inently interested in rice, will ad- I
dress a meeting of citizens at the
cour',house in Covington, Saturday,
'May 17, under the auspices of the
Association of Commerce, on this
subject, with a view of putting in a
rice mill. The Association has had
this matter under consideration for
some time and a committee was sip
pointed to gather information on the
Also resolutions were adopted rela
tive to railroad matters, in order to
secure better service, as follows:
That whereas, since the Govern
ment assumed control of the rail
roads that the New Orleans Great
Northern Railroad has had as Fed
eral Manager, Mr. R. K. Smith, with
offices in Hattiesbhurg, Miss.; IMr.
Smith also being Federal Manager of
the Mississippi Central Railroad and
the Gulf & Ship Isalnd Railroad, and
Whereas, it is impossible for a
manager of a group of properties
to give the detailed personal atten- 1
tion to each one that is necessary
for the proper and efficient handling ,
of matters pertaining to the service
as we would be given by a manager i
of a single property, and
Whereas, it would be a great ad
vantage to the service of the New Or
leans Great Northern Railroad to
have a separate Federal Manager, as
was evidenced by the failure of this
road to re-establish the excursion
fares on April 27, 1919, as was done
by other roads running out of New I
Orleans, the benefit of these rates
not having been granted until a gen
eral complaint was. registered by
patrons and through this Association, t
Whereas, there is no general officer t
of the New Orleans Great Northern
Railroad located in the city of New
Orleans, where patrons of the road
can call and talk over matters per
taining to the service, and
Whereas, realizing that the patrons b
3f the New Orleans Great Northern
Railroad would be better served and
they would receive greater benefits b
:f the 'Director General of Railroads d
would appoint a separate Federal
Manager to be located on the New
Orleans Great Northern and in charge
of that property only, therefore be it d
Resolved, that the Covington As
sociation of Commerce petition the
Honorable Walker D. Hines, Director
General of Railroads, Washington,
D. C., for the appointment of a sep
arate 'Federal Manager for the New
Orleans Great Northern Railroad;
and be it further
Resolved, that this association sug
gest to the Director General of Rail- t°
roads the appointment to this posi
tion of Mr. W. E. Farris, former a
General Manager of the New Orleans
Great Northern Railroad, whose ad
ministration was mariked by the ef- h
ficiency of the service of the New Or
(Continued on page 4)
St. Tammany parish has again dis- b
charged her obligation to the Nation 8
and our fighting 'boys by taking her I
full allotment of Victory Loan Bonds.
The allotment for the parish was
$235,732.00. The amount taken was b
$236,050.00, by wards, as follows:
Chairman E. G. Davis reports: u
Allot- Sub- a
Ward ment. scribed.
1........ $36,600 $40,000
2........ 8,000 1,250
3........ 90,000 102,000
4........ 15,000 8,000 p
5........ 8,000 Noreport
6........ 8,000 2,900 b
7........ 8,000 1,800 e4
8........ 5,000 No report d
9........ 47,500 77,850 I
10........ 10,000 2,25e tl
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The Annual State Convention of
the Knights of Columbus will be held
at Bogalusa on 'Monday, May 12th.
On Sunday there will be initiated a
class of about sixty candidate, forty
of whom are from Covington, Madi
sonville, Mandeville and Siidell. A
party of seventy-five members and
candidates will leave from Covington
Sunday morning for the affair.
The Covington Council will this
year more than double its present
membership. At a receptioq to be n
held in the near future in honer of ,
all the enlisted members who have ,
returned-from overseas it is planned ,
also to include all others who have d
come back with a view of bringing t
the men together under the aulplep a
of the Knlghta and other local as
Items of interest to the shipbuilders £nd 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 tn so as to be mailed every Wednesday, otherwise they
will be held over until the next week. D. H. VINET,
Mr. Walter Heughan. the chief
blacksmith of the Jahnoke Shipyard,
is the senior brother of Mr. E. V.
Heughan, the well known ship build
er. In his chosen profession he is a
finished mechanic, a congenial, ,pa
tient, painstaking and indomitable
worker, and he has the happy faculty
of inculcating this spirit into every
person who works under his direc
tion. The good service rendered by
him in a mechanical way, during the
construction of the ships that have
left the ways of this yard, will never
be fully appraised or appreciated, ex
cept by those who have stood Iby and
seen this faithful man weld Iron in
to almost every conceivable shape,
to be placed somewhere into this,
that and the other place, on the
ships. In all this high class and
patriotic service Mr. Heughan ap
plied himself to it in a modest and
unostentatious manner, and with an
eye single to a supreme purpose.
Other shipyards, no doubt, had some
very fine and skilled workmen, grad
uates from some of our up-to-date
mechanical institutions, but I can
hardly believe any of them excelled
him in devotion to duty and high
class workmanship. He is a pro
duct of Madisaonville where he and
his were born and where they have
lived all their lives.
Mr. Arthur Onlber, another
member of that highly respected and
prominent family of Madisonville, is
averse also to having his name ap
pear in print, but I can not permit
the opportunity to escppe without
mentioning his activities in connec
tion with the Jahncke Shipyard. He
stands in a class entirely his own as
a molder and designer in water-craft
technicalities, and is especially skill
ed in a high degree in all that per
tains to perfection in that most Im
portant industry. These qualifica
tions are such as come only to a man
who has devoted undivided attention
for many years to the accomplish
ment of superior workmanship. Long
before the war and before the name
Jahncke was so familiar here, Mr.
Oulliber was associated with his
brothers in the shipyard business and
did extensive repair and construction
work for parties in New Orleans and
other places. Of all the teeming
millions who rallied to the country's
defense in workshop, mines, muni
tion plants, shipyards, and other in
numerable war industries of this
great country, their services were
admittedly superb and patriotic, but
not any more so than this plain,
every-day citizen of Madisonville.
His services to the country in the
Jahneke Shipyard were invaluable;
his mastery of the diftfcult details
that enter into the construction of
a ship, served as a .beacon light to
the Inexperienced beginner, and
many are they who have gone from
this yard who will always remember
him as a great teacher. Mr. Oulliber
is the father of quite a large family
of grown children, his sons, like their
father, are experienced shipbuilders.
They are all proud of their native
T'he officials of the Madisonville
baseball team announce that every
Wednesday and Saturday night at
8:30 o'clock a dance will be given
in the Riverside Pavilion. The first
dance of the season was given last
Saturday. A fine jazz band has
been engaged for the entire season.
Judging from the success of last Sat
urday's dance an enjoyable season is
Rain! Rain!! Rain!!! Jupiter
Pluvius and Old King Baseball had
if out last Sunday. Jupiter won long
before the first inning was even start
ed. All tidkets sold for last Sun
day's game will be accepted Sunday,
May 11, when Madisonville will play
the N. O. Cotton Exchange team.
Game to start promptly at 2:15 p. m.
Only a postal card
You sent to me;
It is very, very hard
To know who it can be.
Let me know by letter
If you still feel the same,
For to know you better
Would end that pain.
T'was nearing the hour of mid
night, the jazz band sJazzed, the shim
mier shimmied, the honk cars honk
ed, the Vamp ramped. Amidst this
mad revelry the cruel feminine gen
der reached the zenith of her cruel
ty. The innocent youth wearily pass
ed ids head over his brow, end fa!tu
fully answered her questions. He
staggered towrds the open window,
thinking the air, perhaps, would save
him. Too late, too late, the Varrp
had him vamped.
A certain young and very pretty
Sunday School teacher is going to be
mighty careful about what she says
in the future. She is popular among
her pupils and very often visits their
parents and speaks to them whenever
she sees them. She was seated in
the picture show the other night
when a man entered and took the
seat in front of her. The young
teacher leaned forward and said,
"How do you do, Mr. Jones?" The
man turned around, and, greatly to
her amazement, she found he was a
total stranger. "Pardon me," she
apologizer, "but I thought you were
the father of one of my children."
The shipyard warehouse, as all the
crew knows,
K.aps a stock complete, air tools, bits
and rubber hose.
You can get a three penny nail or a
cypress board,
The office force keeps all from a
Packard to a Ford.
This force was composed of men of
various kind,
Each man was good in his profes
sional line.
If it had not been proven and found
to be so,
He was called by Mr. Richard and
told he could go.
He had a certain tree to call them
under for such news,
The bunch would rubber thru the
window, so highly amused.
But to him they'd gently whisper,
"Brace up and be a man;
Get a job driving treenails or in an
other distant land."
But at last came the news from the
Emergency Fleet
That made the boss and all tremble
to their feet.
The message said, "Richard, cut your
force to minimum size."
Then, good gosh all-mighty, yo;
should have seen their eyes.
Mr. Hoffpauir worked in a gentle
He very seldom had much to say.
One day he was sick, his head gave
a throb,
And before it quit he was out of a
The second to be called out under the
Was poor ord Clann, who was u'll
of glee.
He wondered, considering his abili
ty, how
He was forced back to the farm to
milk his cow.
The next to happen came Kirkland's
Who could sleep at his desk same as
on a bed.
But for this little trait, he's not to
Business had grown so rotten 'twas
a measley shame.
Then came Leruth, with a salary
He couldnt' see why, for he'd been
so nice.
He knows the yard, the office, and
every turn,
But to know why the slice--he be
He called out Guerineau, the sten
ographer, a pious lad;
The rest of the bunch thought his
case sad.
But he put gloom to rout, saying,
"I'm going to a music school,
Because the grls think '111 make a
fiddling fool."
Knight came in with a cute little
Said I've been expecting mine for
quite a whil'.
I expect most any time for Richard
to say:
"Knight, good night," on the 15th
of May.
Cuny and Ford quit of their own
To go into business and to serve the
We wish Ford good luck with his
broken wrist,
And luck to Cuny chewing his Vir
ginia Twist.
The aesptain of a negro company
was looking for volunteers for special
work. "Is there 's bugler here?'
said the officer. A tall darkey sIlut
ed, stepped out of the ranks and
spoke up, "Here I is, s'r." "All
right," said the -captain. "Bring
him a bugle and lets hear him play."
(Contined on page 4)

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