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THE ST. TAMMAaNY FPAMER
On sale ery tmda at is the ·vbrrSptr RUSTIC and BULIA)CH'S DRUG of The .armer. You'll STR8E, Cov.ngton. gu more thn the worth ID.lAL PHAR.MACY, Madison- of yer mnoan by bF r a dice. Five Ou.ts Pet opy. v.le. F.Ove Ednto PeO * ,Lubscrter. Help boost the pSrib4. D. H. MASON, Editor COVINGI.ON, LA., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1920. VOL 46 No. 42 When a stranger comes into a community to engage in large undertakings therets a natural desire to know his financial responsibitly and his character and standing as a citizen. Large business interests, especially the banks, have the means of ascertaining these facts, and, as in the case of Mr. Arnett, they do ascertain them. But the general public must depend upon rumors and irresponsible statements. As The St. I ammany Farmer is advocating draining of this parish, in the belief that Mr. Arnett'i plans of promotion will make it a fruit-gr, wing section second to none, and that it will bring prosperity to the farmers, we believe it our duty to give to the public such information as we possess and as has been obtained by the banks of St. Tammany parish. This sets at rest the question of Mr. Arnett's moral and financial standing and leaves the people simply the question of the feasibility and value of drainage. We shall assist the people in deciding this by the publication of such information as we can obtain in the matter, which will no doubt be supplemented by Mr. Arnett in a constructive, illustrated and convincing campaign. We feel confident of the outcome, be cause we know what drainage has accomplished elsewhere. In this connection we are publishing herewith some letters, a check of Mr. Arnett's showing what he paid in income tax, and an extract from the statement of the Kansas City Life Insurance Company showing his income from that company in that year. E. G. DAVIS, JR. FINDS MUCH OF INTEREST ON CLUB TRIP He Was Much Impressed By Well Constructed, Much Traveled Good Roads. A SIXTY THOUSAND DOLLAR JERSEY BULL, One 15-Gallon Cow, One 12-Gallon, Fine Farms and Big Barns. A!l have read of the trips being made by the club boys of the differ ent states and have followed with in terest the educatioonal value of the trip to them. One of the boys of . the Louisiana party was E. G. Davis, Jr., son of E. G. Davis, president of the Covington Bank & Trust Com pany. Mr. Davis himself has al ways been interested in the agricai t. ral development of St. Tammany, and he is much pleased with infor matioa gained and the impression made on E. G., Jr., by his trip. When asked by a repersentatiI. of The Farmer what impressed him most, E. (LG., Jr., said the question was rather difficult to answer be cause there were so many things that Leemed of vital importance that it was hard to separate them from the one big proposition, "What sha.l we do to equal those states in the way of modern improvements and up-to-date ideas?" He said the first important thing to attract his attention was th good roads. He realized that we did not have the money and perhaps not the material at the same coat, but the'r strength of construction and ease of travel appealed to him as a wonderful inducement to travel them, and he felt that if we had such roads the cost of transporta tion would be greatly reduced anil j, that a great many people wou4d travel them just for the pleasure that was in it. He said that the cities of course interested him, but he got greater pleasure from his visits to the farm3. The beautifully laid out and cult' vated farms, with their great barns and :iay stacks, and machinery came fully housed, and the cattle that looked so fine and healthy and fat, without a tick or blemish, made hiue wonder if it was possible that we* could duplicate them here. He w'as also struck by the fact that there was no waste land. It was too vall able to lie idle. And then the farm ers had such nice houses and seuem ed to be so proud of their homes and so fond of their work. In an Iowa town he saw a Jersey bull that was worth $60,000. Just think of it. Probably more than an; farm in St. Tammany parish with its stock thrown in. He was not sure, but the idea struck him that it was Po and he was amazed. Then he saw a holstein cow that gave 15 gallons of milk. It was milked four times every day. IHe saw another that gave 12 gallons. He also was much interested when he visited the Samson Tractor Com tnay and learned of the uses ma chinery was put to on the farm:. He also visited the University Iof Illino.s and le: rned of the advant ages ,iffered to agricultural students. It made h:m feel that no tax was too great to have such an instita tion for Louisiana. He visited Jonesvllle, Waukesha, Port Atkinson, Monroe, Madison an Wa.srloo, W\is., Champagne and Chicago, El.. Ames and DeslIoines, Iowa, and St. Louis. Mo., and he had a pl9 ant time in each and learned much that was useful. ------o--- a M.ORRI.s WI hL BECOME AY 8ISTANT BANK EXASilNER IN S'lrTE OFFICE. We regret to learn that Mr. W. E. Morri s, vice-presidcnt of the Com Rereal Bank & Trust Company has accented the po;ition of Assistant State Bank Examiner and w:ll tale ap his duties in Nw Orleans, the s1iddie of this month, where he ha3 SQreased a residence. Mr. Morriss 8aa distinguished himself here as a ,anker of ability and has made many riens. While it will be a loss to .~a community he wifl leave with t wishes of all for his success l.nd advancement in his new position. :Mr. viorriss w:l also be missed in :thse loss of his services in communi t advancement and general civic .-elfate, and both he and Mrs. Mor : la~s in the soc'al l:fc they have help )d to brighten. Mr. and M.rs. 1. T. Jaco:bs, wh. tre residing in Covington, will go to New Orleans on a short visit. WHO ARNETT IS HIS CHARACTER RESPONSIBILITY AND STANDING His Accomplishments Have Won Him Fame and Con fidence Everywh'ere. FINANCIAL RESOURCES ARE UNQUESTIONABI IE Endorsed By Bank Presi dents, Railroad Presi dents and Big Men. Mr. Arnett's introduction as a promoter of St. Tammany parish is due to a visit here for the health of his daughter, Miss Mary Arnett, when the wonderful and neglectied oppoi tunities of the parish were re vealed to him in a study of its re sourc:es as spplicable to plans in coa, nection wish the building of concreze house. of the Edison plan of con struct:on, upon which he contemn plates many material improvements on he original poured-concret3. house as thought out by Edison. Ills qluick and analytic mind imane dliately grasped the significance of our geographical situation, climatic conditions and undevelopment. lie saw that cur people had not real'zs I either the opportunities offered cr the ieasonQ for low agricultural de velopment. A scientific compariso l of the soil and climate of Californlia and that or St. Tammany parish and the native products of fruit and vine yard, disclosed the productivity of the s2uppernong grape and the sat suma orange. These crops alone would make the parish wealthy. He then studied opportunities for mans facture and marketing and announc ed that whenever our lands were drained and vines were planted 'le would bring here one of the biggest manufacturing companies in Amer' ca to erect a -plant and take care of the norduct. He had in the mean time bought up some nine thousand acres of land, which he will himself drain and put in first class condi tion. When President Fritz Salmen ,f the it. Tammany Progressive League appointed the drainage committee, the name of Mr. Arnett was added, at the suggestion of Mr. Everitt, who explained to the directors' meeting that Mr. Arnett's record of achieve ment was such that his presence o.i the committee would practically as sure the success of the primary im provement recognized by all authori ties as the condition precedent to the agricultural improvement of the parish. Pei sonal character and .financial standing are very important things to co.isider in coming under the lead ership of any man in investment or promotion, and another important consideration, in view of public sen timent, more intensely developed by our great war in the interest of lib erty, is that of loyalty and patriot ism. We believe the publication in this issue of The Farmer will set at rest any doubts that might have been entertained in these respects. This leaves simply the question of the feasibility and value of drainage, and all ev'ience is so preponderously in favor of it that a fair considera tion means its adoption. We use the check for Income tax for the year 1917 because the plates were available, having been made for other use. The page taken from the eport of the Kansas City Life Insurance Company, showing that Mr. Arnett received $426,269.05, is taken from the last report made to the State Department for the year ending December 1, 1919, as is shown by the attest of the Secretary of State's department. I, tie undersigned Assistant Se' retary of State, of the State of Lou isiana, do hereby certify that the annex.d and following page con tains a true and correct copy of page twenty (20) of the annual state men- of the.Kansis City Life Insur ance Company, of Kansas City, Mc., for the year ending December 315t, 1919, as is shown by comparing the same aith the original on file in the archives of this office. Given under my signature, a~ thenticated with tle impress of my seal of office, at t City of Batbn Rouge, this 18th day of August, A. D, 1920. [S A L R. HFLOWER, Assistant Secre'tary of State. Department of State, Baton Rouge, Aug. 18, 1920. Raceived of Eugene Arnett, for curt fled copy of page 20 of Annual Stateent o'f Klsas City Life In (Contine.¢ on ps-a 4) "BY,.THEIR.F RUITS YE . SHALL'. KNOW..THEM" LIBERTY LOAN TEMPORARY RECEIPT o No. . Issued By' SC/ Off. No... THE FARMERS NAONAL BANK; OF OKLAHOMA CITY. OKLA. Received from- * ( " , "A"1; - " r 0A d dress . _tAD O L LR ) A t L I ° . pa _nZ t. . . 'DOLLARS. $ ind0O.% Opayment on Abscription for ..- OLLARS 5r O O Z par value 10-25 Year 4% Co r. able~ old Bonds of the United States (Second Liberty Loan). The Fr r,',eFa ational .B t .h'f Oklhomna'City Dated-. . .. B . ". ..... . --KA SAS NTY . 18383 OKLAHOMACITY.OKLA. 19;i USAND NNE HUNDRED SEW°N-_IN D-OLL THI . SEVEN tt hOME oreICC KANS&S cITY. Mo. MoDOLLAR. POLICY NO. AINor tNc O .. TO EA RS , EUGENE" T B : DISCOUNT $... NET $' $ --...$ - 30- OKtLAHOMA CI.T O $ A _ . - J # ..,,. - SPECIAL MEET OF THE TOWN COUNCIL Covington, La., Aug. 31, 1920. A special meeting of the town council was held on the above date for the purpose of discussing the ad visability of liquidating the account due the Jahncke Service, Inc., from the old administration for $3447.76; arranging for the purchase of ten (10) barges of shells, and the issi ing cf supplemental improvement bonds to finance same. Present, Ro'bt. W. Badon, mayor; C. H. Sheffield, M. P. Planche, H. A. Mack'e, A .R. Smith, C. E. Schol berg. Absent, Emile Frederick. All members were notified by written notice. After a full discussion of the aforementioned subjects, the follow ing motion was offered: It was moved by C. E. Schonberg, seconded by H. A. MackLe, that due notice be published in the ofcial journal of the Town of Covington, La., of the intention of the duly constituted authorities thereof to fund into bonds 1% mills of the avails of the 10 mill tax, provided by Article 232 of the Constitution, Act No. 96 of the General Assembly of 1916, and under and by virtue of the provisions of paragraph four of Article 281 of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana, which notice shall read as follows: "Notice is hereby given by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the Town of Covington of the intentio of the Mayor and Board of Alderm3d to fund 1 % mills of the avails o: the 10 mill tax, provided for by Article 232 of the Constitution, or so much thereof as may be neces sary, into Covington Improveme it Bonds, under and by virtue of the provisions of Paragraph Four of Afticle 281 of the Constitution, ani in compliance with Act No. 96 cf 1916- of the General Assembly, at 7:30 p. m., on the 7th day of Sep tember, 1920, at the office of th3 municipality, which bonded indebt edness is proposed for the purpo13 of improv'ng the streets and pub.-c placeJ of the Town of Covington, Louis'ana." Upon vote being taken the fol lowing voted yea: C. H. Sheffield. C. E. Schonberg, M. P. Planch', H. A. Mackie, A. R. Smith. Nay7: None. AbJent: Emile Frederick. And the motion was adopted. The;e being no further business the council adjourned ROBT. W. BApDOa Ma75r. L. A. PERREAND, Secretary. ------- We tegret to learn that Mr. B. M. Miller !s now undergoing treatment for trouble of the eyes that serious ly threatens his sight. We sincere ly hope that report is exagerated. His many friends will anxiously aawait news of his improvement. i PONDER, MOISE, CARTER SPEAK AT SLIDELL To the St. Tammany Farmer: Slidell, Aug. 28.-A large and en thusiastic political rally was held in Slidell, Tuesday night, August 27, at 8 p. m., at the Red Men's Hall. Although primarily a Ponder meet. ing both candidates for the judgship had accepted invitations to speak, and this served greatly to increase the crowd and interest shown. May or Alfonse Baker presided and introduced the speakers. Mr. Amos L. Ponder, candidateo for congress, spoke first. He dwelt at length upon the economic condi tion cf the country and advocated government regulation as a remedy for present conditions, such as th3 high cost of living, the drift from the farms, etc. He stated that he had only two promises to make ;f elected. First, that he would study these great economic questions and do his best to find a remedy. Sec ond, that during the recess of con gress he would visit every parish .n his district notifying the public thre the press in order that any one could take up with him what they thought necessary. Judge Prentiss B. Carter, candl date to succeed himself as judgQ for this Judicial district, was receiv.,l with applause as the next speaker. Judge Carter stated that inr 19 t6, even though solicited by friends, he .had refused to run in opposition to his friend, Judge Lancaster, but that in the following May of that year, after Judge Lancaster's death, be ing again solicited to accept the of flee and consenting, he was commic sioned tby Governor Pleasant. That he highly appreciated the endorsen (Continuea on page 4) ROAD COMMISSION RE PORTS PROGRESS. In spite of the car shortage, the labor shortage and the very heavy rains during the past month, the, Good Roads Commission is able to report progress .!n road constructlan. Appioximately six miles of road have teen surfaced during the moent of August and it is expected to get fully this much or more during the 'month of September. Bids were received and opened in the office of the State Highway D. partment on August 23d on the Cov ington-Slidell road and the Slidall Pearl River road. The .b'ds on the Covidniton-Slidell road were so high that they had to be rejected, but a reasonable bid was received on the Slideil.Pearl River road and the Commission has recommended that contract be let for the construction of that road. Bids on the Covin ; ton-:Sdell and the Covington-Ham mond road were re-advertised and were opened on Septemnber 3d, at wh'ch time it was expected to gat more erasonable bids than the ones THE CHINQUAPIN BLUE JAY Edited by WILDWOOD Our ;iotto: There's always room for a blue-jay. Please subscribe. My Little Harp-In-Tune. From out the land of used-to-be, From years departed long, A little gift has come to me Of melody and song; A macking-bird within the glade, Is singing as of yore, The creaking scund the ox-cart mada Is now repated o'er, These truants all revert to me By morning, night and noon, When softly stirs In memory, My little harp-in-tune. A pensive night will bring the cry Of whippocrwill alone, And then I hear the Southwind's sigh, Or sea's unceasing moan, And Time's abyss will grateful yield The unforgotten day, When evening shadows fall afield, As cattle homeward stray, And !n the gloaming, cattle 'bells Peal out their dulcet boon, The while the rustic music swells -My little harp-in-tune. These phantom echoes fleeting call, Where e'er the footsteeps roam, And rF they rise and softly fall They breathe of love and home, Where voices sweet in fair refrain. Within the shadows dim, Unite to sing an old-time strain, Or peaceful even:ng hymn, And distant comes so far and faint A gentle mother's croon, Upon thece, random strings and quaint, My little harp-in-tune. My treasured gift, this lute oFinine, In deference I hold, To please me at the day's decline With wakened echoes old, Some fateful hour the end will come, And I then must depart, As strings now musical grow dumb, Nor bring my listless heart No patter like the silv'ry rain That blesses earth in June, And silent lies in its domain My little harp-in-tune. Chat. Brace up--oool weather coming. The Chinquapin Girls' Canning Club has adopted the motto "Wo can to conquer." Some people can be terse in their answers. We asked a friend the other day how he would pronounce "courbullion." He said "very good." There must have been a good many privates from Mississippi in the war named Still. So often in the rapers we read that prohibi tion officers up there have captured Private Still. From the office of the Surgeon General of the United States Pubiie Healtn Service at Washington, D. C., the editor has received a booklet en titlz.' T Road to Health.".Among the YI of hiygiene, Rule No. 16 says: "Keep serene, worry is the foe to health. Cultivate the corn panio.ship of your fellowman." Very good; and Doc, there's a right nice young lady down here that we take an interest in. We can cult! vate her companionship too, can't we? One of the aboriginal inhabitants of the country is gone. His name was Sokato. That's Choctaw Indian for oposssum. Sokato liked chickens. Night after night he would slip into the chicken yard and eat and destrov the nice young chicks he there wou:d find. After he had eaten a dozen jr so Sokato was beginning to feel good. One night Sokato found a whole setting of line eggs in a nest. He ate them all. The next night na came again. As he stepped into the PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL OPEN IN COVINGTON MONDAY, SEPT. 6. The Covington Public Schools will open Monday, September 6th, at 0t o'clack, to begin the 1920-21 ses sion. All pup'ls that expect to at tend bchool dur ng this session are urged to be present at the opening. Juding from conditions, this ses sion will exceed in enrollment any past tession, and we hope to make it the most successful. On Tuesday morning, at 9 o'clock, the formal opening of the session will be held in the auditorium. There will be addresses by several prominent local persons. Everybody is ?!neted to be present on this ae casion. reeeived before and it is hoped that the oids will be low enough to per mit the Commission letting contracts on these roads. WEEK OF SEPT. 20 TO 25 DEVOTED TO POULTRY. No country, no state, no communi ty possess3a the foundation for pe:* maneut wealth that does not pro duce the th:ngs with which to feed itself. For decades Louisiana's cotton, sugar and rice have gone into prac tically every civilised community in the aocld, .but 1id~sianians have neglected one of the vital essentials: that of producing all of the foods that they are capable of doing. The entire State Extension drganisation is devoting the week of September 20th to 25th to promoting the Stand ard Bred Poultry Industry in this State through the introduction of pens of birds on farms that hereto fore have been breeding scrubs or mon~rels. Better see your Parisi or Home Demonstration Agent to day and place your order for a pen of pure-bred poultry. THE MOONSHINE STILL HAS COME TO GRIEF IN ST. TAMMANY Federal Officers Come To Capture One and Find Two Others. STILLS SMASHED, WHISKY POURED OUr' Short-lived Game That Did Not Pay for the Dis aster Following. We are all familiar with the moon shiners of Kentucky. We have often visioned the creeping shadow on the moonlit rocks, the dim out lines of the watchtul sentry in the brush, the clink of money and the mysterious appearance of the jug ton the %tu~np. The rugged mountain steeps and climbs, the caves and hid den huts, the grim determination of a recluse who believed the govern ment had no right to restrict his liberties and who kept vigil for the revenue detective, all fitted in with the surroundings. But who would transplant the moonshiner to St. Tammany? Yet he is here, and federal officers came over Tuesday, quietly demanded two deputies to accompany them, and in a few hours had smashed up thr e improvised stills, taken one of the "white lightning" men back to New Orleans and left one here sick ia bed. The other man evidently had been warned and disappeared in the timber juSt in time to escape the bullets that would have been sent after him. All were negroes. The stills were crude, home-made af fairs. Two of the stills were around Folsom and one near the Three-Mtle turpentine still. This one was ran by a strange negro, named Will Bryant. He is the one that escap ed. The other two were Dec Cyp rian, who has a finely cultivate l farm and was considered a har.l worker. The other man, Lee Willi ams, la the sick man. Some four or five kegs of "white lightning" were captured. Doc Cyprian showed fight and had to be clubbed with the butt of a i evolver. NOTICE TO BIDDERS. The following amount of lumber and nails to be used in the repairiug of the Lacombe steel bridge is as follows, and the police jury asks fir new bids on said bridge, bids to be sent sealed to the office of the police jury: 36 pieces 2x8-17, heart, rouge stringers, 818 feet. 248 pieces 3x8-16, heart, sized decking, 7936 feet. 304 lineal feet 416 heart, rlagh railings, 608 feet. 2 kegs 60 penny nails. F. J. 'MARTINDALE, Secretary. LIST OF DEAD LUIMTPU . Following is the list of dead let ters remaining in the Covington post office: Johnie Bell, Harvey Carrie, Mrs. C. Frederick, Mrs. Gerick, Mrs. Haye, Geo. Hill, Mrs. Linans Jenkins, Miss Aflie Lockhart, Miss Evelyn Lavisso, Mrs. Sadie Price, W. H. Papides, Miss Gertrude Rubin, Miss P. Ii. Robinson, John Slack, Mrs. A. Schul ly, Miss Ursula Williams, Perrey Williams, Mrs. Lular Williams, Mr.s. Bertha Williams, Mrs. Fannie Willi ams. JACOB SWILER, Postmaster. NDTICE. Extract from minntes of meeting of police jury of August 10, 1920 It was moved by C. M. Poole, sec onded by M. P. Schneider, that all bills must be sent in to the office of the police jury not later than four days previous to the regular meea ing day, as it delays the meetings when bills are brought in later, and especially when they are brought in on meeting day, it makes confusioa and likely errors in the secretary's reports as they have to be ready be fore the police Jury meets for busi ness, and under no circumstances will any bills be paid coming in after the above mentioned time, but will be filed to be paid the follow ing meeting, bills brought in by ot ficials not excepted. Carried. F. J. MARTINDALE Secretary. Mrs. JAs. 0. Attaway, of New Or leans, who has just recovered from a spell of sickness, will spend a while in C'vington with relatives. ------ TO THE PUBLIC. Inasmuch as we have received numerous complaints of late as to the water service, and upon investi gation of these complaints have tre quenrlj tound the trouble to be caused by the negelct of leaky fau , baths, etc., we make this ,sp to the public with the object af obtai~ing their co-operation in Jr der to improve the water esrvice., REPAIR YOUR LEAKY FAU CETS. DON'T LET THE WATER RUN TO WASTE, and help us :o give ,ood service. Respectfully, ST. TA'MMANY ICE & M1G. CO., M. P. Plianehe, Mgr.