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On Sale Every Saturday at art. 8.00 Yoa'll get mlor 8\TORLE, Covington. IDEAL. PHARMACY, Madion- ulb Hlpu bo th ville. Five Cents Per Copy. PTam ms Farm er D. II. MASON, Editor COVINGTON, LA., SATURDAY, JULY 19, 1919. VOL. 45 No. 35 ASKS THAT NEW DEPOT NOW BE ERECTED IN COVINGTON Attorney F. J. Heintz Fi'es Petition for Citizens of Covington. ACTING AS ATTORNEY ASS'N. OF COMMERCE Got Ruling From Railroad Commission Before War and Asks Completion. When America entered the -war the N. O. G. N. was just preparing to build a new depot for Covington, the Railroad ('onmmission having or dered that the same be done on peti tion of Attorney Fred J. Heintz, act ing as attorney for the Association of ('commerce of Covington. Now that the war is over, Mr. Heintz has again taken the matter up, and while the Government still has the road in control, it is thought the Commission has the power and will compel the building of the depot. The petition reads as follows: To the Honorable Members of the Railroad (Comllmlission for the State i of Louisiana: On mot ion of Fred J. Hleintz, at torney for the citizens of Covington, and on suggesting to the Honorable S Railroad Commission of Louisiana, the following fac:s, to-wit: First-- That case No. 2621 of the docket of thie Railroad Commission for the State o(' Louisiana was regu larly tried, argued and submitted for the decision of the Honorable Railroad Commission. Second-That previous to the ren dition of an order thereon, the of ficials of the New Orleans Gre-. ZNorthern Railroad Company agreed, consented and stipulated that, if the citizens of thre town of Covington would donate to the New Orleaus Great Northern Railroad Company <a certain site in the town of Coving ton, they, the New Orleans Great Northern Railroad Company, would build a depot in the town of Coving ton upon said site donated, within a period of six (6) months after the said donation. Third-That pursuant to and in ._ compliance with said agreement said Attorney for the citizens of Coving ton had certain streets closed to en large the site upon which the depot was to be built, and title to said site and to said streets closed was ten dered the Great Northern Railroad; that pursuant to and in compliance with said agreement, a motion was filed wi*h your honorable body where by you were asked to defer the ren dition of an order in said cause No. 2ti21 for a period of six (6) months. Fourth -- In further compliance with said agreement the Railroad Company submii:ted to the citizens a ground plan of the site they needed and plans and specifications of the proposed depot were annexed to and filed with your honorable body along with the motion of Fred J. Heintz, attorney for the citizens, asking that your order be deferred six (6) months. :Fifth --.In co:mpliance with the above agreement and order, the Rail rad Company actually began opera tion of the building of said depot b3 staking out the site and unloading cer!ain imaterial for the building ol s' • name. Sixth-- Th:at construction of tlus depot was stopped by the Railroad Company on account of the war and a request was made to the citizens that owing to the' war no further S proceeding should he taken in this matter until lite end of the war. Seventh That knowing and ap preciating the dangecr of the site up S on whichl this depot is at present S located and kno'uing of its dilapi dated, unlihielthy alld unsanitary con dition, the citizens of ('ovington, due to their" patriotismt and non-dtesire Fo cripple tie itailroadl Comipany in any mannaier, shapti or formi in their help to their country in the crisis that con fronted us, atgleocd to delay any fur ther ac ion unr ,l the termination of . the war. Eightih -.- That the war is a thing of the past that peace has been de clared and sgnted; that the citizens of Covington (|emire to be rid of this S danger existing in the shape of this old, dtilpidatted depot. S \herefre. on ,ootion of Fred J.. S Heintz. a tornrty representing the S citizens of (',oviigiton. it is suggested that the Ra:lroad Commission now render an order in said cause, No. 2621, condemnina the Railroad Coin Pany and any oth,,r party or parties S that ha\e been by law miade interest ed in this It!an r. to build immediate ly a letoi nii the site that the citi zens will donate to the said Railroad Company. anid which depot is to be built in co0mpliance with the spelil cations now on tile in the 'Railroad Commissionts oflice as suggested by the Railroad Comnipany. FRED J. IHEINTZ. NOYICl'E 'I. ) TAXPAYERS.. The State Board of Affairs will meetl Monday, July 21, 1919, at Bat on ,Rouge, L4., as a Board of Equal izers. A. D. CRAWFORD, Assessor. WORK ON GOOD PARISH ROADS WILL SOON BE STARTED Bonds Have Been Accepted And All Preliminaries Of Issue Settled. MULE NO LONGER TO PULL YOU OUT Grateful Car Owners Should Now Pay License With Cheerfulness. It is announced that the bonds of St. Tammany parish issued fbr road construction have been approved and accepted and nothing now remains in the way of going ahead with the work. It is stated that this work will now be, pushed forward as rapid ly as possible. This will be good news to the traveling public and to the citizens of St. Tammany parish generally. With experience of the past season, with an over-abundance of rain and roads that could scarcely be traveled at all, the construction of good roads has been looked forward to with yearning. Their completion will be stimulating to business and the own ars of the many new cars that have teen purchased recently in this sec sion will have an opportunity of real .zing the real pleasure there is in being able to visit all parts of the parish without carrying a mule team along. As auto licenses go to the road fund, all citizens should now see to it that no car shall travel without paying this license. Watch for them. DISTRICT COURT There was quite a busy weerk in the District Court, but most of the cases were from the civil docket. There were some prosecutions for failure to dip cattle and a large num ber of cases for violation of the com pulsory education law. Most of th" cases, being first offenses, got sus pended sentqnceW as to the fine and were compelled to pay costs of court. Business was finished up Friday af ternoon and Judge Carter returned tc his home in Franklinton, where tie will spend a part of his vacation .a reviewing cases in hand,i after which he will take a well-earned va 2ation at adme summer resort.' The ease-of the negro, Walter Cade, who shot and killed Nignt Marshal Chas. Smith of Slidell, in 1911, will come 'up at the October term. Cade was brought back from Louisville, Ky., at which place he was traced through records of the War Department. Cade was very .mpudent and denied his identity, even when confronted with his photo graph, which was identical with the one taken of him in jail there. He was also identified by Marshal Elliot. Cade's lawyer, who had been given ninety dollars by Cade to get his re lease, became convinced, notwith standing Cade's protestations that he had never been "south of Mobile," that Cade wasthe man wanted, gave him back his money and threw up he job. Cade still wore the uni form of a soldier. He had served ;n *France and boasted that he had been through shot and shell and he :ould not be intimidated by a she'rift and his deputies. However, he ad mitted on the way down that he was the man wanted, but he could not understand how Mr. Elliot had dentified him, as he did not know Mr. Elliot. Cade was taken back to New Orleans for safe keeping, after ais uniform had been removed. This he had declared he would not take >ff, and refused to take it off in New 3rleans. .But wheli he got into the 3ovington \jail he "changed his mind.' O MEAT -DELIVERY AGAIN. Editor St. Tammany Farmer: I wish to use this opportunity to express my appreciation for the agitation of the resumption of meat deliveries again by the meat markets in our town. That is the modern way of doing business, and the peo pie want it, so why not have it .in Covington as other nearby towns have. The butchers may have ob jections to it, and doubtless the bak ers, dairymen and grocers could of fer objections to the delivery system, but they do not. As a whole, it is much to their advantage to deliver. and it is much to the advantage o0 the town to have these deliveries, which advantage ca'ises our town to grow instead of dwindling away, and this growth in turn is an additional advantage to the merchants of the town. The bichers would sell more meat if they delivered. Personally, we use mostly cured meats from the :roceries becaues they deliver. We prefer to use mostly fresh meats, but seldom do because of inconvenience in getting it. There are many fam ilies in this same 'situation. I am sure the butchers wdnld handle more :neat and the grocers less and the peofle would be better satisfied if the butchers delivered. In this way the butchers would increase their business with the same shiop force expense, and the extra profits would be more tha iough to pay for the opearation oi delivery wagon. DR. ANNA HOWARD SHAW GETS MEDAL Recognition of the work of women during the war was given by the war department when Secretary Baker presented the Distinguished Service Medal to Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, chairman of the woman's committee of the council of national defense. Doctor Shaw was at the head of the committee .throughout the war. iwvw---r--wý "v^^--- - SCHOOL BOARD' PROCEEDINGS JULY 11TH Covington, La., July 11, 1919. The St. Tammany Parish School Board met in regular session on the above date in the office of the Par ish Superintendent with the presi deltt, N. H. FitzSimons, in the chair and the following members present: Geo. R. Dutsch, ward 1; T. J. 0' Keefe, ward 2; N. H. FitzSimons, ward 3;.H. H. Levy, ward 4; W. W. Talley, ward 5; Dave Evans, ward 6; Geo. F. Bancks, ward 8; H. \V: Woodruff, Jr., ward 9; Wm. Oswald, ward 10. Absent, Berry W. Todd, ward 7. I A quorum being present, minutes of the preceding meeting were read, and upon motion by Mr. Levy, sec-] onded by Mr. Woodruff, were adopt ed as read. The Superintendent read the fol lowing report, which, upon motion of Mr. Dutsch, seconded by Mr. Tal ley, was received and accepted: Covington, La., July 11, 1919. To the Honorable President and Members of the St. Tammany Parish School Board: Please accept the following as a brief statement of the present condi- i tion of schools in this parish: t Something over a year ago a small crack appeared in the front walls of the Covington High School, and has gradually increased ins ase un til it now presents a serioul prob lem. (With the consent of *School t Director of the Third Ward apd the 6 president of your board, I reqguested t Mr. W. T. Nolan, of the firm pf No lan & Torre, to come to Covington and examine these cracks and advise t as to the best way of dealing with this trouble. I respectfully submit the following report from him: New Orleans, June 11, 1919. Prof. Elmer E. Lyon, Superintendent of Schools., Covington, La. Dear Mr. Lyon: t Re Covington High School Building. As you requested, we. made an ex- i amination of these premises yester day, as far as we could, to ascer tain if possible the reason why the I right front wing of this building has I settled slightly causing a crack to appear starting form about 4 feet t of the grade to the right of the main 1 entrance to the building and con- t tinuing up the face of the building and terminating at the soffit of the roof projection. We well remember that when this i building was constructed there was a drain which ran from the lower side of the street, facing the build ing, and continued through the prop- I erty, on which the building is con structed and underneath the build- i ing at an angle. The drain 'through , the property was nothing but a I natural earth ditch. When thet foundation for the building was laid 1 special attention was given to this ditch which was filled with brick bats and other solid materials and earth 111i, put in in layers of about I 12 inches, well wetted and tamped I to a hard surface. This work was done before the founilation was laid. and the nature of the crack in the building shows that over this drain the foundation is as solid as the day :t was put in. Special steel re inforcing rods were inserted over the ditch location in the concrete footings to give it added strength. The rest of the ditch in front of the building was filled, but not under the contract with which we had 'to do, for the construction of the build ing, and there is no 'trace of the ditch now except its probable loca tion near the point of connection with the present concrete drain pipe later on inserted, where there is a small cave in. To ascertain the cause of the trouble we made borings under the wood floor, on the inside of the building, at a point near the en trance to the basement, to the right of the entrance to it. 'We found that the sand fill placed in the build ing, and on which the floor rests in the right wing of the basement, has sunk down about 1 1-2" and is un even, and the said fill was quite wet and would indicate water there in a larger proportion than should be the case. We went outside and al most opposite the point at which the interior boring was made, dug down to the side of the main wall con crete slab and, without reaching its bottom, found 3 1-4" of water stand ing there. This should not be and THE (XVINGTON BALL OLUB IHAS NOT DLSBIANDED. Will Be Very Much In Evidence at Madisonville This Sunday. Some kindhearted (?) party cir culated the report over town that the big club had disbanded and that a new club *vas being formed, com posed only of local players, to take the place of the preolent club. Cov ington now has the greatest ball team it has had in a number of years and the merchants and citizens are -ontributing freely toward the up keep of the club and it would be a big disappointment to all ball fans and lovers of good clean sport to let this club collapse, which it surely would do should it meet competition of any sort on the days that the club is scheduled to play at home, which will be the next three Sundays fol lowing this Sunday. Games with the strongest teams in New Orleans are being arranged fQr these dates. This Sunday Covington gives Mad isonville a return game on their grounds and ball fans can look for ward to a close and fast game. The game will start promptly at 1:30 p. m. J. ELLIOTT STANGA, Manager. indicates that water is approaching the building towards its right wing in such mass that it is gradually sloughing out the bottom on which the foundations are resting and causing the building to settle slight ly . The erosion is bound to con tinue until the conditions named can be cured and it is our opinion that a remedy should be adopted at once. As we have suggested, verb ally, borings should be made around the foundations of the right wing at intervals of about 10 feet apart to ascertain the general condition with regard to the admission of water. Then an effort should be made to ascertain where the water is coming from, and to our mind it suggests that it may be at a point or points at the ditch line location of the lower side of the street immediately in front of the building. There are several places, open to view, where It is quite possible that the water is leaving the concrete drains and fol lowing some other line of least ob struction most probable of which is the previous bottom of the old ditch which has been filled. By having the borings watched it can 'be seen readily whether the stoppage of water at the front line will prevent any further water from getting to the foundations or not and if Tt is stopped the work of reinforcing the corner of the foundation should be done by steel beams to prevent )he building from being further affddtd by the water erosion spoken of. When this is done then the brick work can be repaired and made to look as if there never were a crack there. The building should look as well as ever if this were done. Further, as the result of the settle ment in the right wing there is some cracked plaster on the inside of the building and for the good of the building this ought to be repaired and the building put in good gen eral condition. It might be well if this work could be begun without delay so as to make things right as soon as possible. As soon therefore as you will have gone into the matter and you will have determined upon what can be done we would apperciate your ad vising us so that we can work out the details for you. Yours very truly, NOLAN & TORRE, Per W. T. Nolan. Since the receipt of this report from Mr. Nolan, I have had holes dug in several places on the school grounds and one in particular at the northwest corner of the building. In this hole there is something like six or eight inches of water standing all the time, which would indicate beyond doubt that, water is'soaking through from the large drain or ditch along Jetfferson avenue. An other hole dug near the end of the tile at the corner of Jefferson avenue and Gold street shows that water is running on the outside of the til ing. While it is probable that other holes should be dug to show the ex act course of this underground stream, still it would appear beyond doubt that the water is following the tiling to about the spot where the old drain crosses Jefferson avenue and entered 'the school grounds and gradually seeping through or under (Oonsmseud am Pwe 2) WILL CLEAR ALL STUMPS FROM LAND WHILE YOU WAIT A Machine That Cut3 Larg est Stumps Into Small Crumply Shavings. WILL CLEAR LAND IN ST. TAMM ANY Ready To Work On Land Situated in the Red Bluff District. The Moore Rotary Stump Grinder is something entirely new in the field of stump removal. It is claimed that its efficiency has had practical demonstration and that it will not - only remove the largest stump but that it will do it in less than a m9n uIte, reducing the stump to shavings and at the same time blow them into receptadler ready for loadfng and shipment. These shavings will be used by the Mackie Pine Products Company in the manufacture of their products. Mr. E. A. McCoy, manager, nuw has the machine at Red Bluff, where a demonstration will be made of what it can do. The machine is of the tractor build, and yhile of enormous bulk can be moved as easily as a wheelbarrow. -0- IHE ST. TAMMANY ICE & MFG. COMPANY. The St. Tammany Ice & Manufac turing Company has adapted its plant ,o the use of oil as fuel and is making other improvements. Later it is expected to put in the alternat ing system. It has established a supply department where electrical appliances may be obtained cheaper than they can be obtained elsewhere, the desire being to encouarge the use of electricity in the household, where it has so many advantages in cleanlicnss, perfect service and cool ness during the heat of summer. It is also anticipated that an extension of the service will be made to other towns. DIVIDENDS DECOLRED 3 THE MACKIE PINE PRODUCT C00. At a meeting of the directorate of the Mackie 'Pine Products Company, this week, a 7 1-2 per cent dividend was declared, leaving a balance of undivided prifits. The expenses of the company have been unusually large because of improvement and the putting down of a well on their own property. -v BEER SOLD AT SCHONBERG'8. This is not 2.75 beer, but the genuine Root Beer, and it is served in big mugs that hold a schooner, and all for 5 cents, plus 1 cent war tax. This beer is served ice cold from a globe fountain arrangvment installed especially for this purpose. By this arrangemept a big crowd can be cooled off in a few minutes, as it can be handed around as fast as it flows from the fountain. This prom ises to be a popular drink. It took New York by storm and is popular in all the larger cities. the Schon berg Pharmacy is keeping up to date. - - -- MR. LIDDIE NOW ON VISIT TO ATLANTA, GA. Editor St. Tammany Farmer: I am now in Atlanta- -famous in tong and story from the time of Gen. Sherman, Henry Grady and Uncle Remus. It has long been styl ed the "Gateway to the New South." and is one of the most l;otresting and progressive cities'in Dixie Land. It is a city beautiful in eve-y sense of the word. Georgia is famed for its mc:ons and peaches, and I can now testify to the excellence of both I see that something more than eight thousand car loads have been shipped to date, and the Elberta peach season is lust at the peak. One of the mos: beau tiful and popular streets in the city is named Peachtree. This is the convention city of the South, and is well preparel to care for all meetings. The stie capitol building is similar in architecture to _:he national capitol at WVashington. Grant Park embraces same of the _scenes of the Battle of Atlanta. The painting of the battle on exhibition weighs nine tons, and is four hun dred feet around and fifty feet high. Stone Mountain is the largest scijd rock in the world. It measures one mile from base to summit, and is eight miles around the base. Although a smaller city than New Orleans, by about two hundred thousand, this was made the head quarters of Liberty Loans, Red Cross and other drives during the late war. It now has one of the largest military camps in the country, and - the public health department for fivel SSouthern states is located here. I find the-people very sociable, and ithe dissipations are melons, peaches, - soft drinks, candles, movies and rautos--there being one of the latter - to every twenty-seven persons in the I state. These are some of the awful I evils of prohibition, the state having s voted "dry" years ago. I also find s the movies and fruit stores do not a move on Sunday, and he is a wise I man who gets a shave and shine on Saturday. C. M. LIJDIAE. IITEMS OF INTEREST AT JAHNCKE SHIPYARDS IN MADISONVILLE By D. H. Vinet. , MAYOR PUTS ,BAN ON OBJECU TIONABLE DANCES. Mayor Octave J. Oulliber puts the lid on objectionable dances and thus puts Madisonville in line with other progressive towns of the country. The active co-operation of all citi zens will contribute to the effective ness of his noble stand. Following is the formal notice: Madisonville, July 16, 1919. In compliance with a special ordi nance of the Town of Madisonville, La., relative to improper dancing in public places, I hereby warn any per son or persons that they will be sub ject to a line of $10 to $100 and cost of court for dancing the so-called Shimmie, or any other objectionable dance. OCTAVE J. OULLIBER, Mayor of Madisonville, La. Messrs. Jno. W. Ebel and Chas. A. Green, District and Assistant Dis trict Auditors of the Emergency Fleet Corporation, honored ,the ship yard with a visit recently. They were shown over the yard by the resident auditor, Mr. Primp, visiting warehouses, storeroomis, etc. They were favorably impressed by the manner in which checks, accounts, and the general management of Ube Auditing Department is being con ducted. In company with Mr. Mal loy, Inspector Brogan and Resident Auditor Primp, these gentlemen par took of an old fashion country din ner at the Porthole Inn, conducted by Mrs. Overstreet. They left high ly elated over the good eats, and loud in their praise of the stately live oaks, the picturesqueness of the town and the beautiful location of the shipyard. Mr. J. E. Smith, assistant pur chasing agent and storekeeper at the Jahncke Shipyard, has been trans ferred to a similar position with the Jahncke Company in New Orleans. Mr. Smith was one of those charac ters who made friends by inclina tion and choice, was a good fellow, and we regret to see him leave. Miss Cecile Gainnie, of Thibo deaux, La., the daughter of Mr. R. F. Gainnie, is spending two weeks in Madisonville as the .guest of the Misses DeGrgy. Miss Gainnie is one of Louislana's most beautiful girls and has become very popular during her brief sojourn here. She is from that portion of the state widely known as the "Sugar Bowl," and she is as sweet and fasoetnat' as the sectiohn from Which she -comes. Mrs. W. H. Davenport and her two charmng daughters, Mrs. H. E. An thony and Miss Lula, after enjoying a very pleasant visit here,. have re turned to Pontch toula. PATTER. One time I was told I was no good on earth, so I took a trip on the good ship Man Devil over Lake Pon chartrain. Talk about lumpy water -the wind blew so hard it blew the white caps off the waves and they went around bareheaded. 'I threw out my chest and a few other things that I didn't want. There was a lady on board. When we started she was bow-legged. When we got across the lake she was knock kneed (I heard the knocks). We didn't tip the waters; they got tipped enough. I remember some of the boat rules. They were: Passengers riding on the paddle wheel- will be charged for a round tritb ticket. Babies that fall overboard will be rocked in the cradle of the deep. Freshb eggs will be served when the boat lays to. Boats will leave Man deville every day-twice a week. During a recent visit to a nearby state I had occasion to go to the hospital for the insane to see a friend who was in charge of the institution. He asked me if I would care to go through the hospital. Sure, doctor, I'd like to look them over, I replied. JULIA HEINRICH COMING TO COVINGTON. Julia Heinrich, the celebrated operat'c singer of .the Metropolitan Opera Company, New York, will sing in Covington in September, at the Parkview Theatre. Julia Hein rich is a singer who has won her way into the hearts of the American people since her debut on the stage in the season of 1915-16, and it will be a rare chance for Covingtonians to hear her. She will first fulfill an engagement in New Orleans, after whcih she will demonstrate the per fectne3s uf the Edison phonogrpah in producing the natural voice. Rec ords of ber voice will be put on the Edison machine and she will sing in accompaniment to see if the audi ence can detect the change from her voice to the voice of the record. Mr. Frank Patecek will issue in vitations to this musical recital and will make further announcement as to exact date. Application should be made to him for tickets, which will be free. 8PECIAL NOTICE. Covington, La., July 16, 1919. The Police Jury met on July 8, 1919, and in the minutes of that date there appeared in The St. Tam many Farmer, official ournal of this parish, at the bottom of a communi cation from the Pearl River Good Road Committee, the following: "It was moved and seconded that the above be given to the Good Road Committee for their consideration." This was an error, as the motion and second should have read: "It was moved by E. J. Domergue, seconded "by H. N. Fendlson, that landeville should have been call ed Smithville. My! but they have a lot of Smiths there. Everybody you meet is named Smith. They even have a Black Smith there. I was puzzled trying to find out where they came from but I found out when I returned to New Orleans. One day I was .walking through the com mercial section of the city and I saw a large sign that read, "Smith Manu facturing Company." After looking over two hundred dif ferent kinds of nuts, I said, 'Doc, show me a real bad one, one of those boys who rips and tears all the time." He sure showed me a pippin. He was playing on a guitar and thought he was serenading his Juliet. They had him in a padded cell all barred off, so I said, "Doc, what was the cause of this man going insane " "Well, this poor maw kept company with a girl for about four years. They had a wedding day set and a lot of elaborate araragements for the wedding. Everything was set to go at 8 p. m. The best man slipped m at 7:30, grabbed the bride-to-be and married her himself." I said, "Well, Doctor, it is a very bad case, indeed." So we walked down the corridor. "Here," said the doctor, "is about the worst case of a raving maniac I have ever seen." It was true. His actions, appearance and condition were beyond description. He would put his head down and run at the wall like a wild bull. "Doc, what happened to this poor unfortunate to make him insane?" "Well, this is the best man that married the girl." Douglas Pons is a great discoverer. He discovered that the heavy end of a match is the "light end." MaDougal was asked which weigh ed the most, the full moon or the half moon. He replied, "-Well, er, the full moon is the lightest." Do you know, friends, there- is some good stuff in Pons and Mc Dougall, after all. You can bet there is, for they just finished a cold bottle. Mary had a little lamb, So fast the creature grew That by the time winter came 'Twas served as mutton stew. Conundrums. Who was the first woman? Eve. The Bible says Adam was the first masd. Where was Solomon's temple? Oi he right side of his head. ~hat is the difference between a church bell and a proAiteer? One peals from the steeple and the other steals from the people. Why is an old maid like a wilted apple? Because she is hard to pair. What is a cow frog A bullfrog's sister. Great Sayings By Nobody. It's a wise child that knows its own mother in a bathing suit. Has the fall of night anything to do with the break of day? Chris. Colombus must have kept very late hours-we read so much about the nights of Columbus. You can drive a horse to water, but you can't make him drink. You can drive a man to drink-but not water. As long as it don't cost anything I don't care for expenses. I went out hunting in an auto mobile. I can kill just as much with an auto as I can with a gun. I like automobile cocktails. That's a glass of gasoline with a nut in it. When I was in the army I killed more men than anybody. I was the cook. I was one of the coolest men in the army. I shivered from the time I went in until I came out. I thought every minute would be the last. They pay $33 a mor'hLfor a man to go to war and get shot. That's not enough for a man to get half shot, now that we have prohibltion. the Police Jury have the route wh h was proposed by the Pearl River delegation surved, and also to ask tihe State Highway Department for state aid for the survey of this road. Carried." F. J. MARTINDAIJE, Secretary. DRtY KILNS BURNED. SA fire occurred at the W. W. Carre saw mill, Covington, Monday, about 2:30 p. m., three dry kilns being con sumed. Thirty thousand feet of lumber valued at about $1500 was burned. The Fire Department kept the flames from spreadingg to the mill. Mr. J. W. Green, the manager, thanked the department for the, good work done. A FINE SHOWING BY ONE OF ST. TAMMANY'S STRONG FINAN CIAL INSTITUTIONS. For the information of our large cliepteile of friends and customers throughout the parish, and for the satisfaction of our stockholders, we employed the American Audit Com pany of New York to make a thorough examination of the affairs of the Bank of Slidell for period end ing June 30, 1919. Their certified statement (see page 2) reflects the strength and safety of this institution, and shows that it has been: conservatively and eficient ly managed. BANK OF SLADELL, C. A. Everitt, Cashier.