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St. Tammany Farmer
D. H. MASON - . - - - Editor and Pr,.itor
Entered at the Covington postoEic. as Second-la.s Msr
The Chautauqua is with us this week for the third season and its enter
tainment is of the high order that has made it of educational value and
that has induced the Covington Association of Commerce to exhaust every
means to give this community its refining influences. Anticipating a real
ization of the worth of the Chautauqua and the co-operation of the men
and women of Covington, both individually and as organized associations,
the Association of Commerce made up the financial deficits occuring each
season with a feeling that final results would bring appreciation and co
operation. This was not simply an opinion of the Association without
support, but was based upon the attitude of the people in nearly every
community in America that has taken advantage, of Ohautauqua enter
tainiuents. A town of 800 population in Indiana gathers nine thousand
people to its Chautauqua. Irving S. Cobb, in last week's Saturday Even
ing Post, says: "it is through the medium of the Chautauqua that mil
lions of Americans who mainly reside in districts remote from the big
cities get, once every year, within the period of a week or ten days or two
weeks, their principal contact with the outside world." Covington is not
so advanced that the educational features of the Chautauqua: are lost
upon it. Therefore the Association of Commerce believed that in.' bring
ing the Chautauqua here it was doing a public service.
This season the Association has been able to dinance the proposition
without going into debt and felt that the undertaking was now perma
nently established, if the women's associations would come in and assist,
but having failed to get the co-operation of the Women's Progressive
Union the members of the Association of Commerce decided that if har
mony was to be disturbed between two organizations whose united forces
are required to accomplish many things that should be accomplished for
Covington, then it were better to confine the efforts of the Association to
such local affairs as it could accomplish without so much sacrifice of time
taken from personal business.
It is said that Covington is the only town on the Chautauqua circuit in
which the women are not the chief workers, so far as the sale of the
tickets is concerned. While it is stated that a very large number of the
members of the Women's Progressive Union are heartily in accord with
the Chautauqua idea, it seems that the resolution against assisting received
the majority necessary to pass it and therefore stands on record as opposi
tion of the Union. So the Association of Commerce has decided to dis
continue its efforts in this direction.
Following this action of the Association of Commerce LMr. T. A. Price,
manager of the Chautauqua, consulted with a number of the women of
Covington and in a short time effected the organization of a Chautauqua
Club, thirty-eight women eigning a pledge for the sale of tickets, and a
number of Covington business men making the necessary money guarantee.
It may be stated that community interest in the Ohautauqua will be
greater than oelore and that the Association of Commerce, while not be
ing pledged, will co-operate with the women in every way possible.
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pay only one-half of the ¢50 item
and nothing at all on account of ex
penses. Under the law the sees due
the clerk of court as registrar of
voters are paid one-half by the State
of Louisiana and the other half by
the parish. The expenses incurred
by the clerk in the performance of
his duty as registrar of voters should
be paid out of the clerk's salary fund
and not out of the parish money.
The clerk should, therefore, make
the proper showing to collect the $25
due by the State and turn same over
to the parish to reimburse it for the
amounts erroneously paid out. The
clerk's salary fund should also pay
to the parish the sum of $25.10.
No. 391 J B. Howze, $25.20. This
amount includes the sum of $12.60
pay for signing bonds. As above
state, Act 22 of 18.98 permits a police
juror to draw from the parish treas
ury only his mileage and perdiem.
There is no provision for paying the
president any additional compensa
tion for the performance of duties as
president; one of which, of course,
is signing the bonds to be issued by
the police jury.
No. 652 Commercial Bank & Trust
Co., $140.05. Inclu ed in this is the
sum of $8.10 paid G. M. Cook for
three days services as grand juror,
evidenced by Certificate No. 828.
The correct amount due $9.10. Un
derpaid $1.00.
No. 776 E. J. Frederick, $32.56.
Included in this amount is a charge
for recording eight inquests at $1.50.
The law allows the clerk of court
$2.50 for recording each inquest,
same to be paid by the parish. On
this item, therefore, there has been
an underpayment of $8.00.
In paying jury commissioners it
was 'noted that mileage 'was always
charged and paid at the rate of ten
cents per mile going to and return
ing from the courthouse. Act 11 of
1902 fxes this mileage at five cents
each way. In each case, therefore,
just twice as much mileage was paid
as should have been. Besides, the
clerk of court was always paid for
issuing notices to the jury commis
sioners and for recording proces
verbal. Act 135 of 1898, which pro
vides that the clerk of court shall
perform these duties, makes no men
tion whatever of any compensation
being due for §ame. In fact, it was
not until the passage of Act 11 of
1902, just four years later, that the
payment even of a per diem was au
thorized. It would seem, therefore,
that any payments on this account
other than for mileage and per diem
is irregular and should not be made.
I beg to give you the overpayments
of this nature that were noted:
('heck No. 285
Certiflcate No. 702, Herman Borey,
Certificate No. 703, G. B. Harri
son, $3.30.
510 Lockwood St. Covington, La.
Certificate No. 705, Offle Sharp,
$1.20. `
Certificat'.,No. 706, H. J. Parker,
Certificate No. Z09, E. J. Frederick,
Check No. 611-.
Certificate No. 802, Herman Borey,
Certificate No. 803, J. H. Warner,
10 cents.
Certificate No. 804, Offie harp,
Certificate No. 805, H. J. Parker,
Certificate No. 806 E. J. Frederick',
Check No. 757
Certificate No. 832, J. H. Warner,
10 cents.
Certificate No. 833, Offie Sharp,
Certificate No. 834, G. B. Harri
son, $3.30.
Certificate No. 835 E. J. Frederick,
Check No. 11 on the Special
Road Fund for $4,200 was issued
December '29 to meet coupons. Qnly
$3,075 of these coupons wete found
on file, leaving $1,125 to be accouanF
ed for. Statement from the bank in
dicates that the entire amount of
coupons had been turned over to the
treasurer, but if so, they could not all
be found. I trust that an effort will
be made to locate them, either in the
bank or in the office of the treasurer.
When found, they should be submitt
ed to this office for inspection.
Assessor's Salary Fund.
Amt. on hand July 1..
Recd. during 6 months 855.00
Disbursements during
same period ........ 855.00
Bal. Dec. 31, 1918 ....
This account has not ,been handled
as the law contemplates. Advances
made to the assessor by the parish
were made directly to the assessor
from the general fund, and no fur
ther record kept. In this audit the
amount 'has been treated as a loan
by the parish to the salary fund in
order that the books of the treas
urer can be correctly kept. Should
the police jury: see fit to make fur
ther advances to the assessor I trust
the checks covering such advances
will be made to the parish treasurer
to be placed by him in the assessor's
salary fund and not made to the
assessor direct.
ClerkPs Salary Fund.
Amt. on hand July 1.. 5.39
Recd. during 6 months. 3675.70
Disbursements during
same period ....... 3681.02
Net 'bal. Dec. 31, 1918. .07
The examination of this account
disclosed the fact that after the
clerk's salary and all expenses of 'his
office for the year ending June 30,
1918, had been 'paid, there remained
a surplus from the earnings of the
same year, the sum of 1$15.88. Un
der the law this surplus belonged
to the parish of St. Tamnmany and
ma 0 ~3
Number Nine.
For want of a very small
sum a man often has to sit
by and watch his opportuni
ty become the property of
some one else.
Opportunities pass those
by who do not save. The
chance for good investment
comes to every one sooner
or later. The ready means
to seize a safe and profitable
investment is obtained by
saving. The man who has
followed the plan of the wise
virins and is prepared can
take advantage of the oppor
tunity; the improvident man
sees the other fellow get the
profit. Frequently a man is
not offered an opportunity to
make money because he is
not thrifty. We believe that
every man has more than
one chance.
If you have seen your
golden opportunity alip away
because you could not meet
the emergency financially,
we believe that the thing for
you to do is to begin to save
now, and save persistently
and systematically. Oppor
tunity will come your way
again; watch for it and be
ready to greet it.
Id I I
should have been transferred *by the
treasurer from the salary fund to the
parish account. I trust this will yet
be done.
Included in 'both receipts and dis
bursements as shown above, is the
sum of $110.30 which did not actual
ly pass through the hands of the
treasurer. According to the state
ment of the clerk, this amount was
paid out of the cash collections of
his office for various office expenses.
This was decidedly irregular. The
law requires the clerk of court to
turit over all of the earnings of his
office'uach month to the parish treas
urer to'be placed to the credit of the
clerk's s&ary fund. The office ex
penses incurred by the clerk can then
be paid by warrant on the treasurer.
Unless the law is observed, the treas
urer's books wi~ never show the full
earnings and full expenses of the
clerk's office.
It was noted that the clerk did not
settle with the parcih treasurer
monthly for all fees collected during
the month, and draw his salary and
that of his deputies monthly as the
law directs. Instead he would make
over partial deposits during the
month and would immediately draw
out the full amount, so deposited,
on account of his salary and ex
penses. I think it would be decided
ly proper, and I know it would keep
the record clearer, if the law was
observed in so far as monthly set
tlements and withdrawals are con
Sheriff Salary Fund.
Amt. on hand July 1.. 602.24
Recd. during 6 months 3961.17
Disbursements during
" same period ....... 4377.14
Net bal. Dec. 31, 1918. 186.27
The examination of this account
showed that after paying all expens
es for the year ending June 30, 1918,
out of the earnings of that year, there
remained a surplus of $1088.35.
Under the law this surplus belonged
to the state, parish and school board
in proportion to the amount of com
mission retained from the taxes of
each and paid into the salary fund.
The figures given show that instead
of doing this the amount was used to
pay the salary and expenses of the
sheriff which accnred since July 1,
1918. This was irregular, as the law
requires the sheriff to live within the
earnings of his office by years, so
the surplus of one year should not
be used to pay the salary and ex
penses as a subsequent year, but
should be pro rated among all of the
taxing bodies which contributed to
the salary fund, as above stated.
The disbursement vouchers per
taining to this account show that the
sheriff draws his personal salary in
advance. iBy that I mean that he
will draw the salary for a particular
month on the first or second of the
month instead of the last day of the
month. This is considered irregular
for the reason that salaries should
not be paid before they are earned.
I trust this practice will be discon
Another irregularty was noted.
The vouchers show that the sheriff
draws the salary fund advance money
to meet necessary expenses incurred
in the performance of his duty for
which the parish should pay. Later,
when the amount of the expenses. is
collected from the parish, refund will
be made to the salary fund. I call
this irregular for the reason that
there is nothing in the law indicat
ing that the sheriff's salary fund.
should serve as a banker to the
sheriff in the performance of duties,
the expenses of which should be paid
by the parish.
Mention has already been made of
the items aggregating $273.80 paid
out of parish money which should
have been paid out of the salary
fund. In addition to this amount,
The kind that is done in the better
class shops in New Orleans can be
obtained at the
W. H. Kentzel.
Printing House - - COVINGTON J
the books show that on December
31, 1918, the salary fund owed the
parish the sum of $1,000 for bor
rowed money.
My information is that up to date
the police jury 'has not adapted a
budget of probable expenditures for
the calendar year 1919. In my cir
cular of October 8, 1918, 1 called the
attention of all police juries to the
fact that the law required a budget
of expenditures to be made and pub
lished thirty days prior to the levy- I
ing of any taxes, either license tax
or property tax. I had hoped that
such a budget would be adopted and
published in time for the police jury
to pass an ordinance levying a license
tax for 1919 before January 1st. As
this was not done, I think the next
best thing is to adopt one now and
let it show clearly that it is for the
year 1919.
As directed by law, this office has
undertaken to install a uniform sys
tem of accounting in all the offices
of the police juries throughout the
state. In the absence of a budget
for the current year, however, I find
it impossible to have a suitable cash;
book printed, or to open up a ledger
properly. I trust, therefore, that the
budget will be adopted at an ear"y
date and that a duly certified copy of
same will be sent to this office as
soon as it is adopted. As soon as
this is done I will have a cash book
made and install a new system,
which I believe will be found to be
'simple and will show the financial
transactions of the police jury.
Yours very truly,
Supervisor of Public Accounts.
Copies to
Mr. George F. Bierhorst.
Mr. George Koepp, Jr.
It was moved by E. J. Domergue,
seconded 'by J. M. Smith, that all
bids en Bennett bridge be kept in the
office of the police jury to be acted
on by the Good Roads Commttee.
The bids for fiscal agents for the
parish money were opened and it
was moved by J. M. Smith, seconded
by S. R. Cowart, that as the Coving
ton Bank & Trust Company being the
only bank to bid in accordance with
law, that one-half of the parish'
money be deposited in said bank, at
the rate of 3 10-100 per cent en daily.
balances, and bids for the other half
of funds be readvertised.
Notice is +hereby given to the sev
eral banks located in the Parish of
St. Tammany that the police Jury
will receive sealed bids at a meeting
to be held June 10, 1919, at ten
o'clock for the fiscal depository for
the one-half of parish funds for the
next two ensuing years, subject to
the said depository complying to all
the requisites of the law.
\ Secretary.
Covingtti.n, La., May 13, 1919.
To the Honorable Members of the
Police Jury of St. Tammany Par
ish, Louisiana.
Gentlemen:-After due considera
tion I find that my present occupa
ton conflicts' with my duties as a
police juror and wish to tender my
resignation to your honorable body
to take effect at once.
I am also sending my resignation
to the Governor of the State taday.
Yours respectfully,
Moved and seconded that the res
"gnation be accepted.
'Mr. Bordes, of Abita Springs, ap
peared before the board, and made
claim for cow he claimed he lost
from being dipped, and after dis
cussion it was moved by Theo. Den
dinger, Jr., seconded by Fletcher
Crawford, that the claim of Mr.' Bor
des be rejected.
The police jury adjourned until
two o'clock.
Afternoon Session.
It was moved and seconded that
Myra Fauntleroy be given scholbr
ship to the S. W. La Industrial In
stitute at Lafayette, beginning the
session of 1920. The scholarship
was granted with the understanding
that Miss Fauntleroy pledge herself
to give her services as a teacher to
the parish of St. Tammany for at
least two years after having cnm
pleted her course at said institute.
The police juyr adjourned until
the next regular meeting, June 10,
J. B. HO\V",
- President.
(The rest of the proceedings of
the meeting will appear in the next
issue of The Farmer.-F. J. M.)
Succession of Alfred T. Jones.
No. 82.
Whereas, Marion A. Jones has pe
titioned the court for letters of ad
ministration on the estate of Alfred
T. Jones, deceased,
Notice is hereby given to all whom
it may concern to show caueq if any
they have or can, within ten days,
why the prayer of said petitioner for
letters of administration should not
be granted.
m17-3t Clerk of Court.
FOR RENT-A new 5-room bunga
low and 14 acre farm, house well
screened, running water in bath room
and kitchen, also sanitary conveni
ences;, large barn;, all fences in good
condition, land ready for cultiva
tion, very reasonable. Located 1 1-2
miles north of Mandeville. For fur
ther information apply to W. G.
Hutchinson, Mandeville, La., or J. M.
Hutchinson, Bogalusa, La. m17-2t
FOR SALE or TRADE-One pony,
wagon and saddle, 2 buggies. B.
Nelson, Ramsay, opposite Rice place.
FOUND-Wedding ring. Owner
can have same by proving property
and paying for this ad. Apply at
The Farmer office.
FOR SALN--One O. I. C. sow and
three pigs. Registration papers on
all. Write or see R. E. A. Flasdick,
Madisonville, La. ml10-2t
tI'OR SALE--Poland China male,
sub:ject to registration, 7 months old.
'B. W. Brown, Chinchuba, La.
TOWN HO.SEI, rent 12. Farm
sale $25 cash, $10 monthly. Dr.
Stevenson. m17
FOR SALE-Horse, buggy and
harness, $95.00. Mrs. 1. D. Rayne,
Abita Springs, La. m17
1 5-passenger Maxwell touring car,
run about 2500 miles and in first
class condition.
1 1-ton Maxwell Truck with stake
body. Only about six months old
and in good condition.
11 Lindsay S-wheel log wagons, in
good condition. Yokes, chains, etc.,
The following new parts for Lind
say wagons:
7 3 1-4x10 axles, complete with
skeins. 6 side bars. 2 front cen
ter bars. S bolsters. 1 32x5 wheel.
12 pair hounds. 2 short reaches.
6 skeins 3 1-4x10. 6 boxes.
1 horse, 7 years old, weight about
950 to 100 pounds. 1 horse, *12
years old, weight about 850 to 900u
pounds. 1 mule, 12 years old,
weight about 850 to 900 pounds. 6
sets skidding harness, complete.
Large stock mill suppl;es, consist
ng of bolts, belting, pipe fittings, etc.,
both new and second hand.
Write or phone
St. Tammany Lumber Mfg. Co.,
Ramsay, Louisiana.
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IAY *,, ,
Sput pep-in-your-smokemotor, all ight, if you'lr
ring-in with a jimmy pipe or cigarette papers and
nail some Prince Albert for packing! I
Just between ourselves, you appealing all alor;g the smoe l.n.
never will wise-up to high-spot-.. Men who never before could
- smoke-joy until you can caUll a pipe smoke a pipe and men who've
by its firstname, then, to hit the smoked pipes for years all testify
peac-of-pleasure you land square to the delight it hands out! P. A.
on that two-fistedIman-tobacco, can't bite or parch! Both are
Prince Albert cut out by our exclusive patented '
Well, sir, you'll be so all-fired process I
happy youll wantoget a photo- Right now while the going's .
graph of yourself breezing up the good you get out your old jimmy .i
opien i youi smo tleid e pipe or the papers and land on
open! To. some P. A. for what ails yo
Quality makes Prince Albert so particular smokeappetite I
_ drwt .*do. .laT ac dnd haipound tint Ahmidori-t a P N
B. J. Reynolds Tobacco C ,.npsa, Wiuuton,.%am, N. g
). ý, 1-li,'TE'FO BEST ý.
Buy your shoes here---your
feet will get the habit of
coming to our store.
Listen to any conversation about polite
footwear. You will find that the folks of
this town have unanimously agreed upon
C(.C one thing, viz., the folks who buy a pair
of shoes from us become our friendly cus
timers. They are our vocal advertising
of the best footwear thatls made today.
FOR SALE-Four bread wagons,
harness, one carriage and two 'bug
gies. Apply Mrs. Chas. Schellhaas,
corner Claiborne and Gerard streets,
Mandeville, La. my3-3t*
FOR SALE-Good cut-under sur
rey, cheap, p16. Alb a good heavy
piano-box buggy, $15. Two heavy
sets wagon harness. Apply E. Burk
enstock, Abita Springs. m17*
LOST-Discharge and insurance
papers of Hennen Baham, Battery F
41st Regiment. Will ,finder please
leave same with C. G. Segond, Cov
ington. m10-2t*
FOR SALE-Women's Progressive
Union Hall, Mandeville, La., half
square from beach. Apply to Mrs.'
W. S. Fassman, Mandeville. apl9 1
FOR SALE-Six room house, on
19th Avenue. All mlodern conveni
ences. Ground 90 feet by 150 deep.
Apply to E. D. Kentzel, 'Covington,
Big drop in automobile tires. Get
Wehrli's prices and save money.
Telephone 5, Covington. m17-4t
WANTED-For prompt shipment,
several hundred sticks long leaf yel
low pine piling, 95 feet long, 6 inch
tips, bark on. We inspect and pay
cash as loaded. Quote your best
price f. o.' b. cars, naming loading
point and how much you could
handle the next 30 days. Address
AAA-1, care this paper. mr29
FOR SALE-Horses, mares and
mules. Ed. Brunet, Phone 341, Cov
ington, La. mrl5-ap5
FOR SALE-80 acre farm, 4 room
house, bearing pecan trees and shade
trees, on Stafford road, 5 niles from
Covington. IMrs. Wm. Moran,. Cov
ington, La. m17-3t*
If you want milk, ceram, a
milk, or butter milk, ring Phone 5i
FOR SALE-Pure bred Duroe J
sey sow and eight 3-months old pi
'$75.00 for all. W. H. Yenni, COy
ington, La. m1l
Soniat, public stenographer, office
Soniat's Book Store, legal and
mercial work promptly attended tl
Your patronage solicited. ai
FOR SALE-One mule, cheap. A
ply Pineland Springs Bottling Cold
pany. m3bt
FOR SALE-One American add
machine; one White sewing machi
!See Postmaster, Covington. apZ
WANTED-20 men to take ot
stumps. Apply to Harvey E. Ell
Covington, La. Ja25--tt
We are proud of the confldna
doctors, druggists and the public bai
in 666 Chill and Fever Tonic.---d -1
WANTED--A woman to do gen
eral housework. Apply to BaChe.
min's Military Road Dairy Fartn.
HAULING-I am now prepared
do all kinds of hauling, freight, motv
ing, heaving machinery, or anythin,
Prompt attention given to ord
Also wood for sale, delivered o
notice. W. N. Patrick, Covington
La., Phone 27. mr15i
FOR SALE-Stove and rep
wood. Ed. Brunet, Phine 341, Cov
ington, La. mrl5-a

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