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Covington, La., May 11, 1920.
Editor St. Tammany Farmer: Dear Sir:-In order that the pub lic may clearly understand the posi tion in which the Good Roads Com mission has been pllaced by resolu tion adopted recently by the- Police Jury, as published in 7he St. Tam iuany Farmer, the Coihmis.on will thank you to publish the letters writ ten by the Commission to the Police Jury on this subject, copies of which are attached hereto. Yours very truly, F. W. FATHEREE, Secretary. File 25. Covington, La., March 29, 1920. To the Honorable President and Members of Police Jury, St. Tam many Parish, Covington, La. Gentlemen : - Thl's Oommisslon feels that it is in duty bound to advise your honorable body that it will be impossible for the Commis sion to complete the program of road building in this Iparish as outlinel by you with the funds that have been provided, and that it will be neces sary to eliminate from the list made up by you some of the roads named in that list. Inasmuch as this list was original ly initiated 'by your body it will be necessary for the elimination to be also made by you. You wel please, therefore, consid er the matter at once and 'by proper resolution passed at your next meet ing designate to the Commission the roads which shall be eliminated from your program. Yours truly, F. W. FATIHEREE, Secretary. File 25. Covington, La., April 10, 1920. ro the Honorable President and Members of IPolice Jury, St. Tam many Parish, Covington, La. Gentlemen: - Supplementing our letter of March 29th, in which we sdvAsed the necessity for elimina i1on of some of the roads to be built by this Commission from the list as rlginally made up by you: yr. TAMnnuxr FARM R Th~~e St. Tammany armer s ] On sa Every 9aturur at USTIC and BLLOCH'S DRUGal e II STORE, Covington. o Five Cents Per Com. of your money by beiF. g subscrH. MASON, Editor COV, er.LA SATURDAY, MAY 15, 1920.o parish D1. H. MAson, Editor COVIC_.Il'ON, LA.,l SATURDAY, MAY 15, 1920. VOL,. 46 No. 2o6 MEETING OF THE POLICE JURY HELD ON MAY 11 Clerk of Court W. E. Bloss man Authorized to Put In Index System. FINANCE COMMITTEE AUDITS THE BILLS Report of Sheriff Walter Galatas and Treasurer George Koepp. Covington, La., May 11, 1920. The police jury met in regular ses uion on the above date wIth the fol lowing members present: Theo. Dendinger, Jr., H. N. Fendlason, J. ,. Smith, S. R. Cowart, Fletcher Crawford, W. H. Davis, E. P. Robert, J. B. Howze, A. J. Bennett. Absent: E. J. Domergue. It was moved by J. M. Smith, sec onded by E. P. Robert, that the police jury advertise for bids for bridge keepers (by the month) for the Lacombe bridge, and the steel bridge that crosses Bayou Vincent at Slidell, the bids to be sent sealed to the office of the police jury to be '? opened at the next meeting. Carried. It was moved by A. J. Bennett, seconded by S. R. Cowart, that the police jury doante to Mrs. Nellie Reardon, Slidell, on account of ca1s tftute circumstances, the sum of $ 2 per month until she gets financial he:p from some other source. Carried. It was moved and seconded that .Mr. W. E. Blossman be authorized to purchase two indexes from Mr. C. M. Coot at a price of $50 each, to be used in the clerk of court office. Carried. It wa smoved and seconded that the remaining funds of the Eighth Ward that is used as road funds of ,tbat ward 'be turned over to the St. Tammany Good Roads Commission. . Carried. . We, the Finance Committee, have Sexamined bills of the Parish Fund to -the amount of $942.42; Road Fund. 1 $747.15, and ordered same paid. J. M. SMITH, H. N. FENDLASON, Finance Committee. Fallowing is the list of bills or dered paid: a RolJ Fund. B. W. Brown, work on Mandeville road, 4th ward, $6.00. Nathan Whitney, work on bridges a -eood ward, $11.25. J. E. IHouze, overseer work in 9th a fard, $122.00. J. i. Houze, road bebween Pearl E.Ri and Slidell, $135.00. . TNmaan Smith, overseer work in C fourth ward, $35.00. P. McMahon, work on 9th ward road, $30.00. Bldridge Crawford, work on 5:h ward road, $6.00. Bosquet-Swetman Co., supplies for road, $14.40. T. E. Houze, 9th ward, $36. H. Y. Roberts, 9th ward, $24.00. J. Roberts, 9th ward, $22.50. J. Doucet, 9th ward, $24.00. A. Faciane, 9th ward, $22.50. B. Facaine, 9th ward, $24.00. 8. Faciane, 9th ward, $22.50. 'J. Faciane, 9th ward, $6.00. R. B;. Prevost, work on Mayfield road, $30.00. A. Trasok, Mayfield road, $8.00. J. Crawford, Mayfield road, $3.00. H. J. Wills, work at Gum creek, 230.00. C. W. Schneider, work on roads, Ith ward, $135.00. Parish Fund. A. Heisser, building vat at Madi ..ville, $245.00. W. H. Kentzel, printing affldva,:ts, $4.00. St. Tammany Ice & Mfg. Co., lights and water for April, $19.20. Robt. IBadon, hauling, $1.50. Jim Thompson, filling Onward "at, $5.00. Palfrey-Rodd & Co., stationary for clerk's office, $4.12. 8-6e90 d Grocery Shop, merchan tot pauper, $12.00. J. Martindale, stamps and ex •,s for April, $2.85. J. P. Bouvier, stationary, $1.45. Schoen & Molloy, hauling, 76c. Walter Galatas, conveying L. Gay _00 to Pinev:le, $43.92. "8ml.tith Hardware Co., materials for Vta, $1.20. •rs. L. Miles, feeding prisoners, 7.70. `,,B. B. Warren, Interdiction of ..xsnd, $25.00. . D. Bulloch, interdiction of * (azand, $25.00. To0w of Sl' dell, feeding prisan s'120.00. Burns Furniture Co., mattresses $i prisoners, $10.00. City Drug Store, med'cine for aonoaers, $20.02. Walter Galatas, sheriff, attending ,/uSIt, $20.00 Talter Ga:atas, feeding ,prison r, $217.50. R`W. R. Duplantis, repairing lignts '.iaLU, $3.00. -kon & Lamar, repairing toilet. F S."e St. Tammany Farmer, pub p: 'q proceedings, etc., $37.60. - . Barrell', re;)air vat at Cov . , $42.00. %bt, Abney, repairing vat in 10th $ 17.60. A. Parker, repairing vat in 9th , 14.50. ~ Smith, conveying prison SW Hays, repairing vat at $= rrl.82., . `:Jaes itzmorris, cow lost at Li. TRAVEL MOVIES OUTFITTED WITH DELCO POWER - To Be Used To Illustrate Lectures on Milk and Dairy Products. FROM EXTENSION DEPT. BATON ROUGE Meetings in Various Sec. tions of Parish in the School Houses. A series of meetings ,will be held in the various communities of St. Tammany parish during the week of May 17-22. These meetings will be held at the schools according to the date, place and time given in the schedule, below. Mrs. Virginia Eaton, agent in dairying, of the Extension Depart ment, of Baton Rouge, will give an illustrated talk and lecture on milk and other dairy products. "A cow for every home, and a quart of milk for every child." Mr. W. C. Abbott, in charge of Club Work for the state, will lectu-e on Club Work, and show slides and pictures of the work being done by club members throughout the state. Mr. J. B. Francdona will speak on Pig Club Work and what the state is doing along the lines of pork pro duction. Moving pictures will fdllow all of these meetings, the power being fur nished by the L. S. U. Extension Car, which is equipped with a Delco out fit, and carries a full and complete line of slides and moving picture supplies. These meetings will be very edu cational to housewives, farmers and children, and all should come. See where and when your community will be visited on the schedule given below. Waldheim School-Monday, May 17, at 7:30 p. m. Talisheek School-Tuesday, May 18, at 10:30 a. m. Audubon School-Tuesday, May 18, at 7:30 p. m. Robert School-Wednesday, May 19, at 10:30 a. m. Pearl River School-Wednesday. May 19, at 7:30 ip. m. Sun School-Thursday, May 20, at 10:30 a. m. Pilgr)im Rest School-Thursday, May 20, at 7:30 p. m. Onward School-Friday, May 21, at 10:30 a. m. Folsom Schlool-Fi.lay, May 21. at 7:30 p. m. ---0--- t The annual contest in public 1 :peaking will take place at St. Paul's c College, Sunday, -at 8 p. m. There will be a choir and orchestra. The c judges will be Rev. Bernard Keat- t ing. Dr, P. M. Godchaux, Mr. Karl J. Kohnke. a vat, $24.00. J. D. Sharp, cow lost at vat, $24.00. The following report of the Par tsh Treasurer was submitted: To the Honorable President and Members of the Police Jury: I herewith render my statement for the month of April, 1920: Parish Tax. Receipts: Bal. on hand April 1 .. 11659.27 Criminal fund ....... 69.84 General fund ........ 167 85 Parish license ..... .. 39.60 Total to account ... $11936.56 Disbursements: Mileage and per diem.. 130.12 Office supplies ....... 54.49 Offidal printing ...... 48.80 Jurors and witnesses .. 131.80 District attorney ..... 65.00 Transportation ....... 157.17 Feeding prisoners ....... 115.50 Court expenses ....... 35.00 Maintenance ......... 58.7 Coroner's jury and exp. 254.50 Board of health ...... 14.75 Justices and constables. 362.50 Election expenses ..... 451.00 Agricultural work .. 150.00 Tick eradication . 1131.81 Treasurer's salary .... 100.00 Secty. salary (2 mos) . 200.00 Sheriff .............. 125.00 Scholarships ......... 69.50 Paupers ............ 37.00 Loan paid Coy. Bank . 4564.00 Miscellaneous ........ 820.00 $9076.73 Balance May 1, 1920.. 2859.85 Road Fund. Receipts: Bal. on hand April 1 11143.74 Road tax ............ 174.59 Per capita tax ....... 16.85 Total bal. and receipts $11335.16 Disbursements: Roads and bridges ... 810.49 Henry Keller note .... 3602.00 $4412.49 Balance May 1, 1920 .. $6922.67 .Special Road Fund. Bal. on hand April 1 .. 9236.00 Received in Aril ..... 80.13 Ba!ance May 1, 1920 .. $9316.13 St. Tammany Good Roads Bond Fund. (Covington Bank) May 1, bal. on hand .. $19956.4x' St. Tammany Good Roads Bond Tar. (Hibernia Bank) May 1, balance on hand $19582.55 GEO. K6EPP, JR., Parish Treasurer. The treasurer's report was accept ed as read. (Continuea on page 4) OPEN LETTER OF GOOD ROADS COMMISS'N. TO THE PUBLIC Asks That Copies of Letters Written to Police Jury Be Published. LETTERS WRITTEN MARCH, APRIL, MAY Wants Public To Clearly Understand Position of the Commission. For your full information we en close herewith statement showing the following: (a)-Roads already complet.d and cost of same. (b)--Roads under contract and amount of contracts. (c)-Roads advertised for con tract and the estimated cost of same Also, showing in the case of roads to be surfaced, the kind of surfacing material it is ezpected to be used. You will notice that the total cost of the roads that have been built, added to those under construction and those which are to be built as per your original list, aggregates $1,038,968.10, whereas the totai fund originally placed at the disposal of this Comnission is only $750,000, and out of this fund it must be borne in mind that all operating expenset connected with the doing of this work must also be paid. In view of the figures as shown by this statement it seems that the elimination of some of these roade is an absolute necessety and this is a question we ask you to decide. Also, in connection with the fore going, we would like specific instruc tions from the Police Jury as to what action was intended by your body in naming roads such as the La combe to Lake Road, and the Ro bert Road? In the case of the first road from Lacombe to Lake, it would seem that this wll be a very expensire piece of road to build and that there are very few people along the line of such a road to be accommodated. but we ask for specific instructions for the reason that citizens of La combe are now insisting that the Commission build the road at once. In the case of the Robert Road, it is being ine'ted that the Police Jury intended that this road should be hard surfaced, but there is nothing in the iprogram, as we construe it, authorizing this character of work to be odne. Yours truly, ST. TAMMANY PARISH GOOD ROADS COMMISSION, F. W. Fatheree, Secretary. File 27. Covington, La., May 10, 1920. To the Honorable President and Members of St. Tammany Parish Police Jury, Covington, La. Gentlemen:-Referr.ng to resolu tion adopted at your special meat ing on April 21st, wherein you say l that this Commission has submitted ( "A statement to this Police Ju'ry calling for a revision of the ro td I building program to the extent that I this Police Jury shaql des'gnate from 1 and after this date what roads shall 4 b econstructed in the future anl d what roads, if any, are to be elimi- I nated from the program." 1 This Commission desires to ca 1 . your attention to its letters dated I March 29th and April 10th, in which jI no reference is made whatever to a SCHOOL BOY laI VICTIM, WOOD .ALCqHOL AND'GIN After Drinkin* It, Goes To School, Is bvercome, Doctor Sent For. RECOVERS BUT IS STILL DAZED And His Teacher Says He Was Really One of Her Good Pupils. Covington is not without its glory. The juvenile offender is as up "to date as any Manhattan celebrity that makes life spicy for the probation officer. He may not be as numerous, but he can put one over when it comes to getting a kick out of pro hibition stimulants. Ask anybody if there are any blind tigers in Covington. No? Well, just take lessons of the juve nile. Hold your nose and take a long breath-but don't have any lighted matches around. Then aak the young man in the fourth grade of the 'publig school whether it waa all.wood alcohol or all gin that he drank. Tuesday M'ss Grace Negrotto be eame alarmed at the condition of one of her boy pupils, 11 or 12 years of age. When Dr. Bulloch arrived the boy was limp and helpless. His pulse was still going, but he was Sown and out. The Doctor could not tell what kind of alcohol it was, but it had a sweetish smell. TILe boy, whose name we withhold, was taken home and instructions gi.en for his treatment. He has been luite ill, and it was reported that he sad died, but he is getting along all 'ight and will recover. It is reported that the concoction 'as wood alcohol and gin. This is a case that should be sift td out. Mss Negrotto says he is me of her good pupils. It is also 'aid that a young boy with whom eo is intimate did not act quite nat trally and may have had a little of he stuff himself. Here is a chance or some officer of the law to dis inguish himself. request that the Police Jury give any consideration to the question or advice to the Good Roads Commis sion as to the roads which are to be built, but simply requests that the Police Jury designate the roads which are to be eliminated from the building program as origi'a.ly outlined by the Police Jury in its representations to the voters and tax payers at the time of the election. This Commission clearly ,pnder stands that it has obligations to carry out the road 'building pro gram as or.ginally outlined just as far as the funds provided will ipar mit, and the Commission does not ask from the Police Jury as to the roads which shall be built in future in accordance with that program. Yours truly, F. W. FATHEREE, Secretary. STATEMENT OF GOOD ROADS COM1MISSION. Following is a statement shorwial all expenditures made by the St. Tammany Parish Good Roads Com mission out of the road bond cssun fund up to and including April 30, 1920: Road bond issue, princi pal, premium and ac crued interest ..... 763,604.2G1 ILesa amt. turned over to Police Jruy, repre senting accrued in terest on bonds ... 7,604.20 $756,000.00 Less amount withdrawn and depoisted in Cov ington Bk. & Trust Co. to cred'-t of Good Rd. Com. freight ac count ............ 2,500.00 $753,500.00 rurned over to fund by Police Jury from Rd. Dist. No. One ...... 148.34 $753,648.34 lood Rds. Commission freight account, Cov ington B. & T. Co... 2,500.00 $756,148.34 Expenses from above amount ac ount of following: Furniture and fixtures. 425.69 itationery and printing 305.51 Lttorney's fees ....... 1,558.071 :ov-Slidell road .. . 1,329.00 :ov-Pearl River road. 983.26 )ov-Madisonville road. 19,527.98 )ov-Franklinton road.. 1,052.21 :ov-Bogalusa road ... 667.48 'alisheek-Sun-Bush rd. 413.76 4 I1del-Pearl River road 370 13 lennett Bridge road .. 444.59 )fee expenses .. 3,094.79 oquipment and supplies 6,380.6 hinchub~a-Houlton rd. 607.63 ionfouca-Mandeville rd 8.12 len W iliams road ... 7.00 (ilitary Road ........ 2,075 20 'urnpike road ....... 2,334.01 t !ov-Hammond road .. 951.87 I Iad-Ponchatoula road. 303.48 nsurance ........... 636.25 1 .ngineer's supervision. 987.29 Lange Line road ..... 6,849.75 1 fiddle Road 243.24 vdertising .. ........ 50.20 1 (Continued on page 4) 9 FLETCHER WILL LECTURE HERE THIS COMING WEEK Noted Dramatic Orator Will Entertain at Chautauqua in Covington NATIONALLY KNOWN BY GREAT ADDRESS One of Chautauqua Features That Will Be Enjoyed By Every Body. Thomas Brooks Fletcher, who wil give one of his great dramatic lectures at the Redpath Chautauqua here, is one of the real stars of lecturedom. "Thomas Brooks Fletcher," says Judge Ben Lindsey of Denver, "Is one Thomas Brooks Fletcher. of the most powerful orators of our time. He is not an old-time platform entertainer. He entertains, but he al so has a powerful message and knows how to tell it. People want to hear about the things that are being done and need to be done in this country, and that is what Fletcher is telling them about. He leaves the impress of his lecture on every community." t -0-t Alligator Tries To Swallow A ,Calf; Tail First. Mr. C. J. Ba:ley, while riding the woods a mile or so north of Onvil, Tuesday evening, heard a bull yearl ing. It looked like it was fastenel to something. He rode over to it and discovered that it was held by the tail by an alligator. He called to Mr. Mapos who lived nearby and asked him to bring his gun. He then shot the alligator. It measured someth'ng over six feet. It doesn't seem that a six-foot alligator coald swallow a yearling, but evidently the yearling thought it was trying to. 'Perhaps he only intended to swallow the tail. A remarkable thing about it is, that the alligator was about 150 yards from water. If he had killed the yearling he would have had a time getting Ct home. BASEBALL. St. Paul's College and the regular: Covington team will play to-morrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the St. Paul grounds. A good game is promised as new material has been added to *both teama. ABITA SPRINGS NEWS. Contractor Brown is at work on the picture show building and is in hopes of having it in running order by the middle of June. The newly elected officeirs of the town took oath of office May 7th, and they are hard at work repairing the streets and bridges. Capt. H. J. Thompson spent sev eral days here last week w':th hes family. Mr. E. M. Fox, of New Orleans, is spending the summer here. We are glad to learn that Mr. Robt. Mendow is improving. Miss Marie Sharp, of Mandevill', was the guest of Miss Elmina Pons last week. Barney F. Carey has opened a re freshment saloon at the corner known as the'triangle. Capt. C. J. Mott is spending two weeks with his family. Ab'ta Springs has very few suit able houses for rent this summer, as every thing is taken up for the sea son. It would be wise for some oner to build three or four room houses for rent as Abita fills up more and more every year. Mr. Tom Kieran is spending sev eral weeks here with his family. - 0-==-N===-- The five steamship, "Editor," of the C'osmopolitan l:ne, will circum navigate the globe, and in hir trip 'rc.und the world she will ca:ry Frank Coltora, son of Mr. and Mrr. Tohn C oltora, of Covington. He will be in the engine room under the di rec'ion of Chief Engineer Voilav Davis, who has been a frequent guest at the Central Hotel. HEALTH AND WEALTH. Matters anti Things-and How To Utilize Them To the Best Advantage, (Publicity Medium of St. Tammnuy Poultry Association, Edited by Dr W. L. Stevenson.) Wonderful Adaptability of St. Tam many To Poultry. The prospectus of the St. Tam many Poultry Association asserts that there is not a spot in the states as well adapted to poultry rais'ng as the Ozone Belt. The Association is a non-profit, mutual concern, and the basis for its statements are, mild climate, early spring, assuring long seasons for growing feed, rolling and well drained land, and an abund ance of shade and pure water. A progressive plan of the Asao o:'ation is membership co-operation co-operation between the members breeding different varieT~es, with the view to assist in the sale of egg: and stock, and the exchange of males to prevent inbreeding. Further, fe lowship iwith its practical breeders will be, for the beginner, the equiv alent to a course in poultry Instruc tion. Does Poultry Pay? Would there be any commercial poultry plants if it did not? But, get the answer at home. A. W. Jones, of Covington, has a flock of fifty Brown Leghorns. During Jan uary and February they yielded 1625 eggs, which averaged 50 cents a dez en. At what cost? iHis total ex penses is estimated at $15 a mon:h. He has no costly equipment, and does not use an incubator. Eggs are cheap now. Preserve a few. Two methods are in use-- water-glass and lime-salt m':xtures. Both act by excluding air from the eggs. Water-glass gives the best re sults. Use fresh eggs; stale eggs will not keep. Scald the packing vessel (ipreferably a stone jar). Add one part water-glass to 15 to 20 parts of water that has been boiled and cooled. Pack the eggs in the jar and cover with the solution. Keeu in a cool place. Do not wash the eggs, as this removes the mucilagen ous coating that is Nature's preserv ative. New eggs and solution may be added any tVme, but be sure that there are 2 inches of solution abI-e the eggs. The cost of the preserva tive is 1 to 2 cents per dozen eggs. Water-glass is a syrup-like liquid obtained by melting sand and soda at high temperature. A test sample can be obtained on application to the St. Tammany Poultry Association. 1 The lime mixture is made' of one -pound quick linie, one-half table salt and one gallon of boiled iwatsr. ----0---(- I PROGRESS NOTES. A party was given at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. J. Goaselin, Sunday evening, for the benefit of the school children. A large num ber attended. Mr. Willie Bush was a guest of Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Cowart, Sunday afternoon. Misses Mollie and Murphy Cowart and Vlola Bush were visitors to Mr. and Mrs. W. Lavinghouse, Sunday. Miss Ida Cowart was a visitor to Bush, Monday. Mrs. Della Rayburn and daughter, Mrs. Ada Jenkins, were visitors to relatives here Sunday. Mr. R. A. Lott has left here for his home in Lumberton, Miss. Mr. H. G. Loyd was a business visitor to Bush, Sunday. Misses Irene Lott and Odel Davis were v:sitors of the Misses Ida and Mollie Cowart last Friday. Mrs. R. A. *Lott has been on the sick list for several weeks. Mrs. C. W. Bush was -a visitor to her daughter, Mrs. Dell Thomas, at Talisheek, Saturday and Sunday. Miss Lena Whitfield, of Slidell, is spending a few days here with her relatives, Mr. and Mrs. George J. Gosselin. Mandeville is figuring on putting in an electric light plant. It is esti mated that while the cost would be around $15,000, it would, in the long run, be a saving on the present expenses. Mandeville should be crowded this summer. The contr'l of the wharf and the encouragement of boats to tie up will be a good th' ng. DISTRrCT COURT. Judge Carter presided in court thrs week and District Attorney Vol Brock prosecuted. Three or four civil cases were tried and the crimi nal case of Henry Bennett, chargeo with blowing up a vat. He wa3 found not guilty. The Judge ordered a special Jury term commencing week of June 21, and a number of criminal cases will be tried. Fronie Willis, sentenced to not less than 18 months or more than two years, for stealing ch'ckens, was taken to Baton Rouge Friday morn ing by Deputy Quatreveaux. Mr. Sidney Smith, of Lewisburg, brought some beautiful White Wax onins to this office, last week, that are hamd to beat. They were mild and especially fine for salads. Hie haA about half an acre of them. CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS WAN.TED---A man to work ,in a garage, to sell gasoline and oil and mind the' telephone. Call at Joe Caserta's Auto Service, Covington. La. m15 FOR SALE-Lot of household fur niture, range stove, one French piano only $40, also Ford car, two seat, for $180. Apply at barn opposite Covington high school, near Jeffer son Avenue. m15 TAKEN UP---Came to my place three months ago, one black and red hog, marked upper bit under bit split crop in right ear, crop in left ear. Owner will please come and get hog and pay expenses. Mrs. Urbah Strain, Ozone Park, La. m8-2 MISS LANSING'S REPORT SHOWS VALUE OF RED CROSS HERE Report Shows Work That Will Be of Value To St. Tammany Parish ONLY PART OF REPORT PUBLISHED Trachoma Found In School and Defects of Child ren Remedied. To the Nursing Committee, St. Tam many Parish Chapter, A. R. C. I submit herewith my report for the month of April. As usual, during the first week, I got out the advisory letters to the prenatal cases I have listed. I have procured some nice little leaflets from the Better Babies Bureau of the Woman's Home Companion, "Clothes for Maternity Wear" and "'Clothes for the Tiny Better Baby." I enclose one each to these mothers, as they show a set of very practical patterns with descriptions of the clothes, and I think may prove quite useful. On the 5th I went back to Slidell and Dr. Griffith finished examining the school children there. The ladies of Slidell were very busy getting ready for the opening. that night, of a community house. I met quite a few. They are very enthusiastic workers, and certainly are to be commended for their won derful spirit and interest in things for the betterment of their town. I was invited, that afternoon, to meet the Priscilla Club. This club was organized during the war to sew for the soldiers, and now continues ---chiefly for its social feature, so the members say---but it is very in terested in civic improvement. On the 9th Supt. Lyon invited me to meet the School Board and tell them something of what I have been doing in the schools, and of the con ditions found there. I did so, and they approved of everything and passed a vote of thanks to the Red Cross. They will endeavor to have scales placed for the next term in those schools remarning without them, and will have the teachers aid each child's weight to his report monthly. This will prove a valu able argument, in defective cases, where the chidl's weight is persist ently below normal, or he does not gain as he should. On the 8th I visited the Lewisburg school. Dr. Paine came from Man deville and examined these children. This school is expected to be consoll dated with the Mandeville school uanLu wll mte manuevuLe scnool next term and we thought it would be good if these children could be examined by the same doctor, and so have exactly the same records. Miss Mary Sugg, supervisor of ele mentary schools, and I made a trip together on the 12th. This is a sav ing of expense as we divide tLe cost of the car. We went to the Savan nah Branch and Sand H11 schools. The roads were terrible, and we got stuck in the mud four times, and the last time had to get an ox team to pull us out. It is quite the usual thing for us to get stuck, but not so usual as to have four oven pull as for a couple of blocks. The Sand Hill school is very fortunate in hav ing Miss Dollar as teacher, for sel dom are teachers quite so interestel in their ,pupils welfare as she :s. When she realized the condition of the children's mouths, and that they were twelve miles from a dentist, she said if the children only had tooth brushes she would see to it that they brushed their teeth every day at school. Mrs. FitzSimona, who was on this trip with us, said that we could buy the tooth brushes and send to her. So the next day we bought two dozen of the proper size and kind, and sent to Miss Dol lar. She will sell them at cost to thoe able to pay and the others will not be charged. The next day Mess Sugg, Mrs. Fitz Simons and I again made a trip to the country and I examined all the children of the Onward school, and stopped in for a few minutes at the Ramsay school, which I had visited in February. One of the children there proudly volunteered the infor mation immediately that all of them brush their teeth every day now. On the 21st and 22d I made a long trip with Mr. Lyon and Miss Sugg, visiting six schools out in the other extremity of the parish-Tall sheek, Central, Audubon, Robert. Pearl River and Bonfouca. We spent the night in Slidell, and I again visit ed their Community House. Saw Dr. Polk while there, and he is interest ed in the parish having an all-time man to inspect the schools. We started our traveling dentist out to the isolated schools and he has finished four schools, fixing the teeth of 164 children. Some of these children's teeth were in very bad condition, some of them needing as many as seven fillings. We have for this month a total of 177 dental corrections done, one of eyes treated, three throats treated tContinuec on paga 4) WANTED---To buy a good second hand Singer wagon. Apply to D. I. Addison, Covington, La. m15