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On Sale Every Saturday at
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. I. MASON, Editor COVINGTON, LA., SATURDAY, MAY 17, 1919. VOL. 45 No. 26
MASON,,~~~~m EdtrCVNGOL.
Government of League of
Nations First Section
of Document.
Saar Valley and Danzig In
ternationalized, Ger
man Power Broken.
The official summary of the peace
treaty submitted to the German repre
sentatives at Versailles by the allied
peace conference delegates is as fol
The preamble n' mes as parties o01
the one part the t'nlted States, the
British empire. France, Jtaly and Ja
pan, described as the flTe allied and
associated powers, and Belgium, Bo
livia, Brazil, China. Cuba, Ecuador,
Gre4gce. Guatemela. Haiti. the HedJas
Honlduras, Liberia, Nicaragua, Panama
Peru, Poland. Portugal, Roumania, Ser
bia, Siam, Czecho-Slovakia and Uru
guay, who with the five above are de
soribed as the allied and associated
powers; and on the other part, Ger
Section One-League of Nations.
The covenant of the league of na
tions constitutes Section 1 of the peace
treaty, which places upon the league
many specific in addition to its genera`
duties. It may question Germany at
any time for a violation of the neutral
ized zone east of the Rhine as a threal
against the world's peace. It will ap
point three of the five members of the.
aar commission, oversee its regime
and carry out the plebiscite. It will
appoint the high commissioner of Dan
zig guarantee the independence of the
free city and arrange for treaties be
tween Danzig and Germany and Po
land. It will work out the mandatory
system to be applied to the former
German colonies, and act as a fina:
court in part of the uFlebiscites of the
Belgian-German frontier, and in dis
putes as to the Klel canal, and decide
certain of the economic and financial
problems. An international conference
on labor is to be held in October under
Its direction, and another on .the inter
national control of ports, waterways
and railways is foreshadowed.
Section Two-Boundaries of Germany.
Germany cedes to France Alsace-Lor
raine, 5,6n0 square miles of it in the
southwest, and to Belgium two small dis
tricts between Luxemburg and Holland,
totalling 989 square miles. She also cedee
to Poland the southeastern tip of Silesia
beyond and including Oppeln, most o01
Posen and West Pr.ssia, 27.686 square
miles, East Prussia being isolated frorr
the main body by a part of Poland. Ger
many loses sovereignty over the north
easternmost tip of East Prussia, 40 square
miles north of the river Memel, and the
internationalized areas about IDanzig, 72
square miles, and the basin of the ra ar,
7388 square miles, between the wfstern bor
der of the Rhenlsh palatinate of Bavaria
and the southeast corner of Luxemburg
The Danzig area consists of the V be
tween the Nogat and Vistula rivers made
into a W by the addition of a similar V
on the west including the city of Danzig.
The southeastern third of East Prussia
and the area between East Prussia and
the Vistula north of latitude 53 degrees
three minutes is to have its nationality
determined by popular vote, 5,785 square
miles, as Is to be the case in part ol
Schleswig, 2,787 square miles.
Section Three-European Political
BEI.GIUM.-Germany is to consent to
the abrogation of the treaties of 1839 by
which Belgium was established as a neu
tral state and to agree in advance to any
convention with which the allied and as
sociated powers may determine to replace
them. She is to recognize the full sover
eignty of Belgium over the contested ter
ritory of Moresnet and over part ol
Prussian Moresnet and to renounce in
favor of Belgium all rights over the cities
of Eupen and Malmedy, the inhabitants
of which are to be entitled within six
months to protest against this change of
sovereignty either in whole or in part, the
final decision to be reserved to the league
of nations. A commission is to settle the
details of the frontier, and various regu
lations for change of nationality are laid
LUXEMBOURG. - Germany renounces
her various treaties and conventions with
the grand duchy of Luxembourg, recog
nizes that it ceased to be a part of the
German zollverein from January 1 last,
renounces all right of exploitation of the
Irailrcads, adheres to the abrogation of its
nadtrality, and accepts in advance any
International agreement as to it, reached
by the allied and associated powers.
pvlolded An the military clauses. Ger
many will not manlatain any fortlea
tlios or armed forces less than fifty
kilometers to the east of the RhlMe,
held any maneuvers, nor maintain any
works to fl-ilitate mobllisation.
In case of violation. "she shall be re
Iarded as committing a hostile act
against the powers who sign the pres
ent treaty and as intending to disturb
the peace of the world."
'By virtue of the present treaty
OGermany shall be bound to respond to
any request for an explanation which
the council of the league of nations
may think it necessary to address to
nition of the moral obligation to re
pair the wrong done in 1871 by Ger
many to France and the people of Al
sace-Lorraine the territories ceded to
Germany by the treaty of Frankfort
'are restored to France with their
frontiers as before 1871, to date from
the signing of the armistice, and to be
free of all public debts.
SCitizenship is regulated by detailed
provisions distinguishing those who
are immediately restored to full French
icitizenshlp those who have to make
formal applicatoio therefor. and those
for whom natural:. tation is open after
,three years. The ast-named class in
'eludes German r sidents in Alsace
!Lorraine, as distin ulshed from those
:who acquire the position of Alsace
Lorraine as defin 0 in the treaty. All
p.ublic property as:, all private proper
ty of German ex -vereigns passes to
France without .ayment or credit.
France is substtt'.ted for Germany as
regards owntrshil. of the railroads and
rights over conce <ons of tramways.
The Rhine bridges :'as to France with
the obligation for ',elr upkeep.
THE SAABR.-In compensation for
the destruc tin of .,.'1 mines in north
ern France and av payment on ac
Count of rtparation. ,ermany redes th
France full owner tip of the coal
mines of the Saar biasin with their
subsidiaries, accerP sores and facilities.
Their value will be s.tlmated by the
reparation com:nlssi i and credited
.against that laccou :. The French
rights will be goxerntd by German law
In force at the armistice excepting war
legislation. Fra:nce sreplacing the pres
ent owners whom Germany undertakes
to indemnify. France will continue to
turnlsh the present proportion of coal
for local nedt . and contribute in just
Proportion to local taxes. The basin
extends from the frontier of Lorraine
as re-annexed to Frarnce north as far
as St. WVendel. including on the west
the valley of the Siar as far as Saar
holzbaciti and on the east the town of
In order to secure the rights anl
Welfare of the po;ula tion and guara.n
tee to Frathce ent r fr.,dom in wnrk
ing the mnes .. r., i rri tor' w 11 hi
governed by a c'~:.mi;m n non,.nt,'d
by ti'e ;.leuc of t:.. .1,: oi c,:! :i, tin.
llnhab:tdnt of ti;e b. ,_; ... thIie reL.i
senting three different countries othel
'than France and Qermany. The league
will appoint a member of the commission
;as ehairman to act as executive of the
,commission. The commission will have
,all powers of government formerly be
:longing to the German empire, Prussia
and Bavaria, will administer the railroads
'and other public services and have Lull
power to interpret the treaty clauses. The
local courts will cbntinthe but subject to
the commission.
After fifteen years a plebiscite will be
;held by communes to ascertain the de
sires of the population as to continuance
!of the existing regime under the league of
'nations, union with } rance or union with
Section Four--European Political
oi nizes the total inadependence of Ger
i'man Austria In the boundaries traced.
ognizes the entire independence of the
sCzecho-Slovak state, including the au
'tonomous territory of the Ruthenians
:south of the Carpathians, and accepts
the frontiers of this state as to be de
ttermined, which in the case of the Ger
man frontier shall follow the frontier
of Bohemia in 1914. The usual stipu
1lations as to acquisition and change of
Inationality follow,
POLAND-Germany cedes to Poland the
,greatest part up upper Silesia, Posen and
Ithe province of West Prussia, on the left
bank of the Vistula. A field boundary
!commission of seven-five representing
the allied and associated powers and one
each representing Poland and Germany
`shall De constituted within 15 days of the
tpeace to delimit this boundary. Such
lspecial provisions as are necessary to
'protect racial, linguistic or religious mi
jnorities and to protect freedom of tran
sit apd equitable treatment of commerce
Iof other nations shall be laid down in a
Isubsequent treaty between the five allied
;and associated powers and Poland.
EAST PRUSSIA-The southern and the
'eastern frontier of East Prussia is to be
fixed by plebiscites, the first in the re
gency of Allenstein between the south
ern frontier of East Prussia and the
northern frontier of Regierungsbesirk
Allenstein, from where it meets the
boundary between East and West Prus
'sia to its Junctpon with the boundary be
tween the circles of Oletsko and Augers
)burg, thence the northern boundary of
SOletsko to its junction with the present
frontier, and the second in the area com
Iprising the circles of Stuhm and Rosen
,burg and the parts of the circles of Ma
'rlenburg and Marienwerder east of the
In each case German troops and au
thorities will move out within 15 days of
'the peace and the territories be placed
sunder an international commission of five
members appointed by the five allied andl
associated powers, with the particular
duty of arranging a free, fair and secret
vote. The commission will report the re
suits of the plebiscites to the five powers
with a recommendation for the boundary
and will terminate its work as soon as
the boundary has been laid down and the
new authorities set up.
The five allied and pssoeated powers
'wil draw up regulations assuring. East
Prussia full and equitable access to and
use of the Vistula. A subsequent con
vention, of which the terms will be fixed
by the five allied and associated powers,
will be entered into between Poland,
:Germany and Danzig, to assure suitable
;railroad communication across German
territory on the right bank of the Vistula
between Poland and Danzig, while Poland
shall grant free passage from East Prus
'sia to Germany.
The northeastern corner of East Prus
gia about Memel is to be ceded by Ger
many to the assbciated powers, the for
mer agreeing t4 accept the settlement
made, especially as regards the nation
'ality of the inhabitants.
DANZIG--Danzig and the district im
mediately about it is to be constituted
into the "free city of Danzig" under the
guaranty of the league of nations. A
high commissioner appointed by the
league and resident at Danzig shall draw
up a constitution in agreement with
the duly appointed representatives of
the city and shall deal in the first
instance with all differences arising be
tween the city and Poland. The actual
boundaries of the city shall be delimited
by a commission appointed within six
'months from the peace and to include
three representatives chosen by the allied
,and associated powers and one each by
'Germany and Poland.
A convention, the terms of which shall
'be fixed by the five allied and associated
'powers, shall be concluded between Po
land and Danzig. which shall include Dan
zig within the Polish customs frontiers,
though a free area in the port; insure to
Poland the free use of all the .city's'
.waterways, docks and other port fadili
,ties, the control and' administration of the
Vistuila and the whole through railway
systems within the city, and postal, tele
graph and telephonic communication be
tween Poland and Danzig; provide against
discrimination against Poles within the
city and place its foreign relations and
the diplomatic protection of Its citizens
abroad in charge of Poland.
DENMARK-The frontier between Ger
,many and Denmark will be fixed by the
e self-determination of the population. Ten
c days from the peace German troops and
I authorities shall evacuate the region
a north of the line running from the mouth
of the Schlei, south of Kappel, Schleswig
i and Friedrichstadt, along the Eider to
the North sea, south of Tonning; the
workmen's and soldiers' council shall be
dissolved, and the territory administered
by an international commission of five,
of whom Norway and Sweden shall be in
vited to name two.
HEILGOLAND. - The fortilentions,
military establlthments and harbors of
the islands of Helgoland and Dune are
to be destroyed under the supervision
of the allies by German labor and at
Germany's expense. They may not be
reconstructed for any similar fortlca
tion bluilt in the Ifture.
RUSSIA.-Germany agrees to respect
as permanent and inalienable the inde
pendency of all territories which were
part of the former Russian empire, to
accept the abrogation of the Brest
Litovsk and other treaties entered into
with the Maximalist government of
Russia, to recognrize the full force of
all treaties entered into by the allied
and associated powers with states
which were a part of the former Rus
sian empire and to recognize the fron
tiers as determined thereon. The al
lied and associated powers formally re
serve the right of Russia to obtain res
titution and reparation of the princi
Sples of the present trbaty.
Section Five-Germnan Rights Outside
SOutside Europe Germany renounces
Sitll rights, titles and privileges as to
r her own or her allies' territories to all
Sthe allied and associated powers, and
Sundertakes to accept whatever meas
ures are taken by the five allied pow
I ers in relation thereto.
SESSIONS--Germany renounces in ta
Sror oft the-allled and assoclateLnaars
(Continued on page I section 2)
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Victory Loan subscriptions in St.
Tammany parish have passed the
quarter million mark. In spite of
the pessimism first felt concerning
the outcome of the campaign in the
parish, St. Tammany maintains her
perfect record in helping finance the
Following are the flgures by
Allot- Sub
Ward ment. scribed
i........ $316,000 $42,000
2........ 8,000 1,250
3........ .. ,90,000 105,150
4........ 15,000 8,300
5........ 8,900 1,500
6........ 8, 00 2,900
8,000 1,800
8........ 5,000 4,500
9........ 47,500 85,000
10........ 10,000 4,100
Allotment ..L... .... $235,732
Wrn ewspaper Un
Gill students of Smith college, Northampton, Mass. doing relief work in
France, enjoy a ride on a tank of the Three Hundred and Thirt)-third infantri
at Yarennes en Argonne, France.
1hr stdet of Sit colee Notamtn Masdigrle 1ok
France, ~ ~~ eno a ieo ako h he nrdadT1ytldifnr
This is the time to 'plant some
special crops and to commence to
give them and the regular crops I
special attention in order to produce t
superior products for the fair. If 2
the acreage is too large or the labor
ers too few to give all the crops all t
that it needs, see if you can't carry I
out a plan of working a small por
tion of the crop every week, unless I
too wet, and oftener if very dry, cul- t
tivating and harrowing shallowly. 1
Fertilize a few rows especially heavy I
-more than the rest of your crop. I
This will not only produce creditable
exhibits to show our neighbors and
the visitors who .may be thinking of I
moving to St. Tammany, but it will
enable us to see if the superiority
of the crops porduced doesn't justify
this extra care and expense. If it
does, and next year we could not t
give all our acres this extra care,
perhaps we would decide it would be
better to turn a portion of our fields i
into hay meadow and intensely till
and fertilize the other part. 1
In addition to our regular crops
of cotton, corn, Irish potatoes, peas, I
beans, peanuts, soy beans, red beans 1
and rice, sorghum, pumpkins, etc.,
suppose we try a little of the follow
ing: Japanese seeded ribbon cane, 1
Bennie (a chick feed), milo maise, i
fetereta, ground artichokes, victory I
millett, pearl millett, sudan grass,
coushaw, and other seeds' you can
find, in a good seed catalogue.
Plant a big garden. Plant some- r
thing every week. Keep ground oc- I
cupied. Raise more than you need <
now and can for the fair and winter.
The U. S. Department of Agricul
ture has bulletins of instruction and
harvesting of most any crop you can
think of. The- State Experiment I
Station at Baton Rouge will answer <
any inquiry it can about crops and '
practices for this section.
You can't exhibit in the fall un
less you plan to do so. Order seed,
prepare land well, fertilize heavily
(except for Japanese buck-what it
wants is poor land), cultivate crop
often, save exhibits carefully from I
rats and weevils, and exhibit attrac
Oat and wheat harvests are near
at hand. Save a few good 'bundles '
of each. If 'I can assist you call on
Ass't. Secretary and Manager.
Mr. L. WV. Crawford and Mrs. W.
A. Crawford were business vistors to
Covington last Tuesday.
Services were held at the ,Method,
ist Church, Sunday evening, and a
very muchly appreciated lecture was
made to the Sunday School 'by 'Mr.
G. I1. Loyd.
Miss Georgia Crawford was a visit
or to Bogalusa Wednesday.
A show man 7i preparing to enter
tain the people of Bush with movies.
Mr. Robt. Crawford has returned
home from E1Paso, Texas.
We had a grand entertainment at
Oak Grove sc'hool last Friday night.
The cake sold for the pref'iest girl
brought $75.00. Refreshments were
also served and a basket ball game
was played by moonlight. Every
body enjoyed themselves very much.
The Chautauqua has 'had good au
diences and splendid pD'ograms, this
week. Saturday afternoon the Steely
Concert Company; night, Steely Com
pany and lecture, "The Man With
One Widow," by Dr. Hagerman; on
'Monday Miss Fuller will talk and
there will be a nice musical program;
at night, "It Pays To Adevertise," a
delightful play.
The Fire Department is looking
forward to a big attendanc at the
Fair Grounds, Sunday. All who have
not yet bought tickets should do so.
Covington shcruld be especially in
terested in the financial success of
this occasion. Nobady would refuse
the small contribution if asked, but
all cannot be seen. Come forward
and let it be known if you have not
bought your ticket.
The newly organized Covington
team hit their 'stride with the very
first game. 'Last Sunday they took
the measure of the Lacy's to the tune
of two-to-nothing. The boys hit the
ball in old form and bid fair to have
a winning team this year. All they
want is the people to give them the
support they deserve.
To-morroy, Sunday, they will play
the crack National Shirt Shop team,
from New Orleans, at the Parish Fair
District Court was in session this
week, Judge Carter presiding. The
grand jury was also in session, Dis
trct Attorney Brock being in attend- t
Notwithstanding we issue ten pages .
this week, much interesting local
news 'must be left out and court pro- <
ceedings are not given in full. The r
report of the grand jury on the ques
tion of non attendance at school is l
important to parents and the com- I
munity in general, having general I
public approval. We give it here
Covington, La., May 14, 1919.
Hon. P. B. Carter, Judge Twenty
Sixth Judicial District Court, Cov
ington, Louisiana:
In compliance, with your special
charge in connection with non-at- t
tendance of school children of edu
cable age at various schools through- ,
out. St. Tammany parish, we went t
into the matter and received from 1
Supt. Lyon a list of cases considered
by him, and shown by reports of the I
several prnicipals and teachers of
the schools, to be direct violation of t
the law on the subject, and upon ad
vice of District Attorney Vol Brock,
who is of the opinion that the re
ports are such as will enable him to
file information and proceed in regu
lar course without further action on
our part. I
It appears to us that this is a mat
ter of importance and we especially
recommend that the matter be active
ly and vigorously pushed to a con- a
iRespectfully submitted,
Foreman. ,
The grand jury also brought in an t
indictment against Leroy Reed,
charging him with the murder of his t
wife. Judge Carter will convene at
special term of court in June for his
The St. Tammany Farmer regrets
that notwithstanding an issue of ten
pages this week, important matters
occuring late compelled the leaving
out of much news and even some ad
vertising, as two forms were already
printed before the situation arose,
which would have made it necessary
to print four more pages--beyond
our reeofirces at that late date.
Covington High School 'closes with
commencement exercises at the audi
torium next Friday evening at eight
o'clock. We will give particulars
next week.
All Red Cross members are re
quested to be at the Chautauqua tent
at 2:30 p. m., Monday, May 19, to
meet IMiss Stella Fuller, official rep
resentative of the Department of
Mercy, who will speak that after
Chairman Red Cross.
In loving remembrance of our darl
ing baby, Henry Alexander, who
passed away May 8, 1919:
Henry, darling, you have left us here
alone to mourn
But we know you are with the Angels
And God did not leave you alone.
Peaceful be thy rest, dear, in thy
grave so low;
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we do the same.
A social gathering was given Tues
day night by Mrs. Etenog and Miss
Thelma Jacob at the home of Mrs.
Etenog. Guests were Misses Harriet
Smith, Thelma Jacob, Ethel Smith,
Bernice Boyle, Clara Smith, Odet
Etenog, Mrs. Norman Smith, Marie
Etenog, Mrs. Tillie Boyet, Miss Della
Smith, Mrs. Etenog, Mrs. Dubois, and
Messrs. Cornelius and Earl Schaffer,
IRoderick Smith, Milnor Boyle, Gor
don Smith, Richard Smith, Dewey
Smith, Treeman Smith. All spent a
pleasant evening in playing games.
music, and dancing was indulged in
until a late hour.
Mr. Taylor Cousin. of Lacombe,
was a Covington visitor Tuesday.
Mr. R. M. Jung and family, of
New Orleans, are now residing on
Military Road.
S t. Paul's College gave a very nice
] entertainment at the college, Sunday,
May 11th.
grounds, for the benefit of the Fire
r men, Who hold their festival that day.
Report of Auditor Shows
Where Errors Have
Been Made.
Budgeting and New System
Is Recommended for
Covington, La., May 13, 1919.
The police jury met on the above
date with the following members
present, in regular session: Theo.
IJendinger, Jr., H. N. Fendlason, E.
J. Domergue, J. M. Smith, W. H.
Davis, Fletcher Crawford, E. P. Ro
bert, J. B. Howze, Robt. Abney.
The auditor's report was read of
the audit of the police jury office,
clerk's office and sheriff's office war
rants, for the six months from July
1 to December 1, 1918, and was ac
cepted and filed, and it was further
moved and seconded that his rulings
be carried out, and that the report
be published in The St. Tammany
Farmer, the official journal of the
Carried unanimously.
Autlitorrs Report.
Hon. J. B. Howze, President St. Tam
many Parish Police Jury, Slidell,
,Dear Sir:--I beg to advise that
under Act 109 of 1918, an examina
tion has been made of the report
filed by Treasurer Geo. F. Blerhorst
showing the financial transactions of
the Police Jury for the six months
beginning July 1st and ending Dec.
31, 1918. This examination was
made in connection with the 'books
and vouchers in the office of the
treasurer, and proved the correct
ness of the following figures:
Parish Proper.
Am't on hand July 1... 6808.41
Rects. during 6 months 44466.42
Total ............. 51274.83
Disbursements during
same period ....... 51473.39
Overdraft Dec. 31, 1918 198.76
Included in the receipts shown
above is the sum of $23,250, being
proceeds of bonds amounting to
$24,000 to the Covington Bank &
Trust Co. These bonds were dated
July 1, 1918, and began to draw in
terest on that date. They were sold
and delivered to the bank on Sep
tember 26, 1918, at which time in
terest amounting to $286.66 had ac
crued. The bid of the bank was for
par, less a deduction of $750 to cover
cost of printing bonds and attorney's
fees. The courts have frequently
held that par means face value, plus
accrued interest. The 'bank, there
fore, owes the parish the sum of
$256.66, which should be collected
from them.
On July 1, 1918, Road Improve
ment Bonds were authorized amourt
ing to $27,000. Of this amount th'e
sum of $19,000 was delivered to the
Jahnoke Construction Company for
work on the 'Madisonville road. No
record whatever was kept of this
transaction. This was wrong as the
books of the police jury should show
all financial transactions. At the
time of deliverey Road Improvement
Bonds should have been credited
with $19,000 and Madisonville Road
Construction should have been Charg
ed with the same amount.
All vouchers covering disburse
ments during the six months were
carefully examined. Slight erorrs
were found in some of them, others
were irregular, while others, still,
seem to be in plain violation of law.
I beg to call the attention of the
police jury to these vouchers, as fol
No. 63 Robert ,Badon .. 17.50
No. 64 0. Z. Ouliber . .. 3.50
No. 65 Rudolph Parker. 6.50
No. 66 Louis Beck .... 7.00
No. 67 Philip Smith... 3.50
No. 68 J. R. Elliot .... 9.00
No. 255 J. R. 'EHiot... 7.50
No. 256 W. Wattigny.. / 6.00
No. 257 E. Ouliber ... 4.00
No. 258 Louis Beck ... 4.00
No. 263 J. M. Barringer 5.00
No. 364 J. R. Elliot . 10.00
No. 365 John Willie . . 2.40
No. 366 Louis Beck ... 15.00
No. 367 Jas. Galloway. 12.50
No. 368 'Paul Castles.. 7.20
No. 369 E. Romano .. 1.00
No. 370 Wm. Biery .. 1.00
No. 371 W. Wattingy. . 4.00
No. 374 J. R. Elliot .. 7.50
No. 464 L. Beck ...... 8.00
No. 467 J. B. Grantham 7.00
No. 468 W. D.:Molloy .. 3:50
No. 469 R. Wattigny .. 5.60
No. 470 J. R. Elliot ... 9.00
No. 471 Jas. Galloway . 6:50
No. 631 Philip Smith .. 3.75
No. 632 Luke Brown .. 10.00
No. 633 Nap. Whitfield 1.50
No. 634 Ira Todd .... 7.50
No. 635 W. Wattigny.. 5.00
No. 735 Robt. Badon .. 10.50
No. 741 Jas. Galange .. 2.50
No. 742 W. S. Sharp .. 8.00
No. 743 J. M. Barriiger . 5.00
No. 746 Pierre Schrippf 3.35
No. 747 Aron Rosenthal 7.00
No. 783 A. J. Bennett. 7.00
No. 784 Ed. Lacroix... 4.00
No. 785 Robt. Radon.. 7.00
No. 786 J. lR. Elliott .. 9.00
No. 810 T. M. Galoway 5.00
No. 829 T. M. Galloway 4.50
Total ............. $273.80
These payments were for special
deputies of the sheriff, and convey
ing prisoners within the parish of St.
Items of interest to the ehipbuilders 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,
From some inexplicable evolution <
of circumstances, some men fit a pos- 1
tion like bullets fit a mould. This is c
so appropriately applicable to MIr. c
W. H. Bohning ("Boots"), who so <
efficiently presides over the job of i
tool checker for the Jahncke Ship- t
building Co. Mr. 'Bohning is another i
of those Madlsonvi'lleians whose place i
in the sun gorws brighter and bright- 1
er as time rolls. by. He came here 1
over thirty years ago from New Or- c
lean swhere he was born, to take a i
position as clerk in the general mer
chandise store of Dendinger. He
remained with him 'a long whiTe, t
making friends by leaps and bounds, f
by his suavity of manner and open- 1
hearted treatment of all.
Strongly entrenched in the affec- 1
tion of the people, he established I
himself in the general merchandise 1
business on his own account, and 1
succeeded in ,building up an extensive 1
and luctrative business. With his
ear always to the listening post, he i
heard the voice of the people call- f
ing; he listened well, and they mate J
him 'Mayor of the town. He served
for some years and gave the people
a clean-cut business administration,
which is a lively topic of conversa
tion at all times. Mr. Bohbbing re
tired from the mercantile business at
the outbreak of the war and was en
gaged by the town as administrator I
of improvements, in which capacity I
he served the people with commercial
zeal, until called to his present posi
tion. IMf. Bohuing took unto him
self a wi'fe in the person of Miss Cur
row, the daughter of 'Mr. Prank Cur
row, one of MadisonvflIe'a most
prominent and well known citziens,
from which union three interesting
children bless his happy home--Miss
Ethel, Alvin and Chester.. .Is son,
Alvin, recently engaged in the retail
coffee business in New Orleans, and
being a chip off the old block, we
bespeak for him much success. Mr.
Bohning still serves the people, be
ing a councilman with eyes always
open to any developments beneficial
to the progress of the town.' The
people can well say, '1Well done, thou
good and faithful servant, thou hast
been faithful over a few things,' I
will make thee ruler over many
I have written much about Madi
sonville's citizens and their connec
tion with the shipbuilding industry
located here, but there Is one work
man whose deeds have been com
mendable, and who stands out 'bright
er by reason of my inadvertence and
tardiness. I refer to MT. R. P. Whit
ney, than whom none mo-e faithful I
can be found. He is to the manner
born, a first class ship carpenter, hav
ing plied 'his vocation since early
youth. The imprint of his ability as
a faithful worker, is everywhere dis
cernable upon the ships that have
been launched from this yard. Many
are they who came here to build
ships, green as grass, but after serv- '
ing a short period of apprenticeship
under the careful supervision of Ro
land, they soon developed into the
finished product. The pride, the
most careful attention to the small
est detail of the work in hand, per
formed by such men as Whitney, has
given this yard a nation-wide name
for the substantial construction of
wooden ships. It is hard to say what +
ingredient of nature possesses the
cranium of most of the shipworkers
of this section, but it can be said,
without fear of successful contradic
tion, that there is something peculi
arly enchanting interwoven with
their handiwork that impresses one
with the idea this whole section are
natural born mechanics. When the
shipbuilding industry of Atnerioa is
placed on a permanent basis, the
ship builders of the Madisonville yard
will sit at the head of the table with
the biggest and the best.
A packed grandstand saw IMadi
sonville defeat New Orleans Cotton
Exchange by a score of 6 to 5, last
Sunday. Madisonvflle has played
Tammany. Under the law, all ex
penses of performing criminal work
within the parish should be paid out
of the Sheriff Salary Fund, and not
out of parish money. The Sheriff
Salary Fund, therefore, owes to the
parish the sum of $273.80 paid out
by the parish in error.
It was noted that Mr. Robt. Abney,
who is a member of the ,police jury,
draws $75 per month from the ,ar
ish as dipping vat inspector. Act 22
of 1898 prohibits a member of the
police jury from drawing any money
from the parish, directly or indirect
ly, other than his mileage and per
diem. It further provides that no
police jury member shall be inter
ested, directly or. indirectly, in any
contract, the payment of which comes
out of the iparish treasury. Penal
ties are provided for the violation
of this law. I think, therefore, that
the employment of IMr. Abney as an
inspector should cease.
It was further noted that the sum
of $2'5 per month is paid from parish
Smoney to a court stenographer. This
is wrong, as the parish is under no
Iobligations whatever to pay the sal
ary of a court stenographer. The
law makes it the duty of the Clerk
of Court, when called upon, the fur
nish a stenographer, who is allowed
to charge fees for his work, the same
to be paid by the litigants. I think
- it would be proper to decline to make
further payments of this kind.
I No. 62 T. E. Brewster.. 23.80
No. 261 T. E. Brewster. 45.52
No. 638 T. E. Brewster. 34.47
only two games ,this season, winning
both. The "Billies" are rapidly be
coming a first class team, and will
develop into hard contenders in their
class. The first inning netted the
Exchange boys one run. The local
team piled up five in the first, while
the visitors played a dull inning. It
is a good thing Madisonville did pile
up in the first as the Cotton's ~everal
times threatened to win, but each
opportunity was tossed away by fool
ish base-running. The "Billies" got
careless through over-confidence and
it was the coaching of their catcher
that awakened them. 'When we
speak of catchers, this boy Cohn is
the full definition of the word.
"Manny" O'Brien, Madisonville's
moundaman, pitched an excellent
game considering the crippled condi
tion of his hand. The features of
the game were: Oulliber's fielding;
the all-round work of Cohn behind
the bat, and Fassman's Vensational
running catch. The Exchange boys
secured eleven hits off O'Brien, and
Madisonville only got six hits off
Muntz.. Madisonville deserves much
credit when we consider that Muntz
is an ex-Southern 'Leaguer, having
played with 'Mobile last season.
Sunday, May 17th, Madisonville
will play the Oriol's. The Oriol is a
beautiful bird, and we have been told
that the teams plays beautiful ball.
Sunday's game starts at 2:15 p. m.
The road machine out in the street
furnished a reserved (stand) seat for
A. B. Stanga.
Last Saturday's cotton market
showed a moderate decline in the
result of the day's trading. The Cot
ton Exchange team evidently were af
fected by the market.
Bulls and Bears may be all right
on the exchange floor. But when
Muntz tried to "bull" Umpire Stock
fleth, Loilis told him his line of talk
was un-Bear-able.
Ball players will never make good
union men. When the umpire calls
a strike they keep on playing.
Patecek entered the bail park with
a real admission ticket. This ac
counts for the close (clothes) score.
Some of the fellows that tried to
steal bases are a disgrace to the
burglar profession.
We have heard of the square peg
in the round hole, but the pegs from
Cohn to second were made to fit.
For the benefit of the ladies, we
wish to announce that the gentle
man playing right field for Madi
sonville is our old friend, "Sea
A rag, a bone, a hank of hair
Oh man, Oh man, beware!
She is here, she is there,
She is everywhere.
On earth, sometimes higher,
She'll laugh at your pyre,
The cruel Vampire.
What is this about Leo and the
Ohio? .No matter how hard we try,
we cannot tell why she grabbed his
necktie. Is he really a "Hick," or is'
it only a trick? We would like to
know, for there are others that want
a show.' We have watched and wait
ed, on Tuesday and Thursday, with
eyes dilated. With patience and sor
row shall await the morrow. If he
is a "Hick," we are sure he is one
we will make sick.
Kelly has an idea that everything
in the world is of Irish origin. In
the city where Kelly resides there is
a fine building with a white marble
front. On the cornerstone is engrav
ed the date of erection. It was be
gun in 1919, but following the usual
custom, the date is in Roman capi
tals, thus: MOMIX. One day a
friend of Kelly's approached him and
asked if he had seen their friend,
Pat, that day. "I sure did," said
Kelly. "He's now standing in front
of the McMix building."
No. 781 T. E. Brewster. 29.756
In each of these payments there is
a charge of $8.80 for summoning
jury commissioners. This is irregu
lar for the reason that the law does
not require the sheriff to summon
jury commissioners to attend a meet
ing. Notices to attend should be
given the commissioners by the Clerk
of Court by ordinary mall. The
question of notices to jury commis
sioners has been passed on several
times by our Supreme Court. Two
of the later cases being reported in
127 La. 459 and 136 La. 291. In
the first of these cases the court
stated "The law does not direct how
notice shall be given to jury com
missioners of a meeting, and when
the clerk has notified the members
by mail iii time for them to attend
the meeting, he has compl.ed with
the law." I am, therefore, c:ear hat
the police jury should not make fur
ther payments from parish money
for serving jury commissioners with
summons to attend meetings.
No. 125, Mark Fitzgerald, $27.00.
Mill adds $25.00. Overpaid $2.00,
which should be refunded.
No. 323, E. B. Anderson, $41.85.
Bill adds $40.85. Overpaid $1.00.
No. 372, E. J. Frederick, $288.85.
Included in this amounta i the sum
of $50 for ten days services register
ing voters outside of Cler'k's office,
and $25.10 for expenses incurredi
during the same time. While the
charges are correct, the parish should
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