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On Sale Every Saturday at
F vThe St. Tammany Farmer $2g.
D. H. MASON, Editor COVINGTON, LA., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1920. VOL. 47 No. 4
Shooting Result of Special
Delivery Sent By
Fight Occurs Near Warren's
Place, Not Far From
N. O. G. N. Depot.
At 11:30 a. m., Thursday, Ed
Jones, night niarsahl of Couington
was shot four times by F. B. Trench
ard, following a fist fight between
the two men. Four shots wer'e fire.i
grOg a common .38 calibre revo.ver,
dll tering the body above the waist
os, Three of the wounds were not
pgridas, but the fourth, which was
aid to have entered the bacK, pene
bated the lungs and was not found
in the probing.
, Marshal Jones was taken to Bul
loch's Drug Store and was attended
byDr. Bulloch, who had him ;onv.,'
ed to the depot in an a:z;oulance in
time to catch the hamhlmond & "<.ton
o uge train at 12:30. He was trans
forred at Hammond and Dr. Bul
lock accompanied him to the hospital
$a New Orleans, where he was given
the best of medical and surgical at
4ntion. Dr. Bulloch says he be
biv* Mr. Jones has the constituticn
to pull him through:" Physicians at
the hospital say he is in a critical
-dondition. Should pneumonia set in
it willi take a hard light ot save his
T.lrenchard was arrested by Mrr
2i al Herman Schultz and turned
ever to Sherifi Galatas, who locked
.,ja up, pending the result of the
shooting. Trenchard at first said he
14i not do the shooting, it is sa:d,
bat that Jones shot himself, but sub
Ssquently admitted it. He refused
W, talk regarding the matter, on the
adv.. ice of his attorney. It is said
that he has retained Judge Burns
tfor his defense. The revolver taken
f.rom him had all five chambers
mCpty. It is stated that only four
kot. wehreFred.
The reported origin of the quarrel
is said to have been suspicion by
.'rencharoI that Jones was too fami
Sliar with his wife. Trenctiard sent
a special delivery letter to Mrs, Jones
. lising her, it is said, that her hus
tlad should be kept away from his
SWlfe. That in the morning Jones
'vent out to find Trenchard and learn
.bat he meant by writing the lette,"
" 1 left his pistol in the Warren bil
Ml rd room, saying that if he had
.triable with Trenchard he did not
Want to be armed. He found Trench
AlS In Dr. Warren's office and called
l.al out. When he came out it is
alid that he asked Jones if he was
nAmed, or that Jones told him he
one unarmed. In either eevent,
chard examined Jones' clothing
S. Utisfy himself that Jones was not
ed. But a few words were spok
when the fist fight began. That
s knocked Trenchard down and
tlat Trenchard got up and then
(Continuea on page 4)
The 8ohepp Circus now perform
1r at Parkview Theatre should be
SInteresting. Trained dogs and
- akeys, and monkeys with their
. es held in arms just as you
Wiald epect to see a nurse handle
I-bby, are not in town every day.
reputation of the Schepp Circu'
tntees a good show. We had
pleasure of visiting these in
" t animals, and they apppear
.to ts real smart and up-to-date.
at.ing like those fellows you see
the movies.
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A. L. Westgurd, w no has worn out eighteen automobiles in the seveuteen
he has been "pathflnding" for the American Automobile asguation, is
W here ready to leave W ashington on a trip which will map oft a system
":4 highways connecting the country's national parks. In the ,hotograph,
A left to right are S. T Mathers director national park sefVM-e; Mr.
W'et.Rad, field representative of the A. A. A.; Judge John Barton Payne,
'1U Of the interior, and A. G. Batchelder of the A. A. A.
Decided :.t Meeting of Ex
ecutive Board to Discon
tinue Home Service.
Many `Vho Have Been De
pendent On Home Ser
vice Will Suffer.
At a meeting of the Executi-,.
Boal d of t'ie Red Cross Chapter o;
"t. T;snimoany Parish at the Southera
.Iote:, Tuesday, December 7, it wa
decided to discontinue the Home Ser
vice work and simply retain the Pub
lic Nurse. This action wa'; take:
because not enough funds were raia
ed during the Ro:l Call to finance
both. There were some $3000 ava::
able, but tile board considered it
would not be advisable to continue
both for a part of the year only.
It :s to be regretted that the peo
)le of bt. Taummany parish did ntot
,rovijle suithc.ent fund , but it seem
that very few parishes raised their
allotment. Ev;en New Orlerans a.
not raise it,
Exce,.enL work has beeen done
Goth in Home Service Department
and that of the Public Nurse. Both
lave rendered very valuable service
Thre discontinuance of the Home
Service will be severely felt by manv
unfortunates who were beneficiaries
of it: work. The work is such as
should be provided for in somne man
ner. Perhaps new laws may be en
acted that will take care of suffer
ing humanity that is unable to pro
vide for self because of illness or
nlisforttune. In the meantime, there
must be much suffering, especia:i>(
with the long winter months ahead
of as15,
All of the 1919 officers of the Ex
ecutive Board were re-e:ected. They ,
are as follows: A. (G. Maylie, M. D.,
chairman; F Fi. Wigginton, vice
chairman; R. A. M.cormack, treas
urer; W. J. Kelleher, gie4jrman of
Finance Committee; Mrs. N. II-. 'Fs'z
Simons, chairman Civilian Relief and
Women's Work; D. H. Mason, chair- t
man of publicity; Mrs. C. H. Shef
field, chairman Junior Development
(.School committee); H. E. Gau
treaux, M. D., chairman First Aid
Instructiolp; Miss Janella Lansing,
Public Health Nurse.
The following were added to the
Executive Committee: Rev. E. O.
Luecke, Jos. Bordes, H, A, Mackie. L
It is said there will be a reorgani
zation of the Ozone Poultry Associa
tion, some of the officers having re
moved from the parish and no meet
ings having been held recently. In i
the reorganization it is expected to
liven up interest in poultry raising.
Some of the members have exceed
ingly fine birds and have been fre
quent prize winners.
There is plenty of work for an or
ganization of this kind to do in St.
Tammany parish. Few parishes are
batter situated or have a better cli
nate for the breeding of poultry.
Notice will be given next week of
the date of ~Bhe meeting.
The Episcopal Church did finaely
with their bazaar, this week. It is
r'eported that something over $30)
was raised.
The ladies fed the hungry to a -
inish and the dinners were much
Dopsters Think Harding Looks to West
For His Secretary of Agriculture
Political dopsters have been very busy ever since the morning of Nov. selecting possible
eabinets that will be named by Pre dent-elect Harding. Th' one pcsition which interests the Ani'|
can tarmers most is the secretary of agriculture The f, ir men shown here seem to be leadors
8 logieal men for the place. Every one of them Is from t .e Missouri Valley district-two of them
trom Iowa, one from Kansas and one from-Oklahoma Three.of them are farm paper publishere-
ithe other a "dirt" tarmer. They are: Henry Wallace, publisber Wallace Farmer, Des Mo nes. Ia..
James R. Howard, farmer, president National Farm Bureau Federation. Q:emons. Is.; Senator Arthur
Capper, of Kansas, publisher Capper's Weekly. and John Plelds publisher Oklahoma Farmer Okla
homa City. known as kafir corn man of the west.
The usual custom of the schools
in cerebrating Chr.stmLs will have
the novelty this year or be.ng united
with the Community House, making
one ce.eoration of both. It is ue
lieved that this will give douule in
terest to the cocas:on and that it wi;i
oe very enjoyable for both 3ouni
and 91.
Community House l4s wom a warm
place in the hearts of the young
folks and the elder people who ha-e
conducted receptions found tle even
ings very pleasant and profitable.
Putting the celebration of Christ
mae in cqojinction with the schools,
a.so popular with the young folks,
should ma4e one of the most pleas
ant Christmas Eves enjoyed by Cov
ingtooians, more especially as tie
program calls for outdoor exercises.
songs by trained voices of hundreds,
and a Christmas tree that will have
a pree ent snuggling in its branche,;
for every child that attends.
The arrangements for the tree this
Christmas are made to avoid the
plossibility of some children receiv
ing two presents and depletion of
the tree before some have been serv
ed. To avoid this, cards will e
issued to the children entit:ing them
to a numbered present, and whenl
this card is taken up it will not be
possible to get another one.
The grounds selected for the cele
bration are opposite the Episcopal
Church, and there will be Chr:stmas
carrols sung. It is understood that
St. Scholastica's Academy will have
a hundred voices trained for this
snging, and the public school will
also hav ag large chorus of singers
who are parcticing for the occasion.
We understand the churches will
also be invited to take part in the
celebration, which will awaken still
further interest.
Slide!l, La., Dec. 7, 1920.
Editor St. Tammany Farmer:
Dear Sir:-Herewith I enclose
copy of letter I have to-day written
the St. Tammany Parish Good Roads
Commission tendering my resigna
tion as a member of that body. 1
will be glad to have you publish
same if you have no objection to
doing so.
Yours very truly.,
Mr. Grant's Resignation.
S]idell, La., Dec. 7, 1920.
St. Tammany Parish Good RQads
Commission, Covington LIa.
Gentlemen:-Referring to action
taken Dy the Police Jury November
19th in authorizing acceptance of
bids for roads A, C and D-in ord;er
to meet the requirements and de
mands of the State Highway De
I understand that contracts for
these roads have since been awarded.
That status of the matter appearing
to be now an accomplished fact, and
the action necessary to the accom
plishment of the fact having been
taken in direct contravention to the
written recommendations of the St.
Tammany Parish Good Roads Comn
Tammany Parish Good Roads Com
mission, it seems to me that the
members of the Commission are now
in a position where they are assulm
ing responsibi:ity, in the eyes of
the tax-payers, for the expenditure
of a trust fund, and at the same
time, are not permitted any voice
'n the administration of that trust.
That is a situation of affairs that
I cannot approve or further condone
by longer remaining a member o:
the . Commission.
Therefore, much to my regret, 1
feel it qec.gsary to tender this, my
resignation, as a member of St. Tam
many Parish Good Roads Comnils
sion, effective at once.
I understand the check of accounts
and records which the Commission
recently arranged for Mr. Comfort
to make has been completed, and the
report submitted by that gentleman
shows everything O. K.
Assuring you of my best wishes
for the success of the Commission':
work as well as for the personal wel
fare of each and all of those con
nected therewith, I am,
Yours very truly,
Supt. T. H. Harris, Baton Rouge, La
My Dear Sir:-Reporting on tli.
condition of high schools in St. Tam
many parish, I beg to cubnmit th.; ic -
Larger than it has ever been, th'.
school now has an enro.lment of 35
pupils distributed as follows: 2z.
boys and 288 girls, or, 37 boys and
73 girls in the high schoui uepyni
ment, and 190 boys and 21b gir!, in
the elementary department. There.
are five teachers in charge of the
high school work, and 11 teacAers
doing tle work in the grades. \We
iound the discipline, organization
and progranu of recitajuons ve.:
good; the ciass-room instruction, ex
cept where the grades are too large,
quire good, but with some room to_
improvement. The building, equip
ment and grounds are practicaliy t1.h
same as reported last session. Ther;±e
should be provided two additional
rooms and one teacher for the sec
ond and third grades, one additional
teacher and more room for the hign
sdhool grades, more play ground ap
paratus and good shades for the win
dows. There should also be provid
ed another room for the domestic
science department. The faculty is
composed of capable and conscien
tious teachers, all qualified under the
law. Great interest is manifested in
physical culture, the principal him
.eff be:ng . gn poodd ader in this line
of work.
The repprt of the Covington high
school in many respects is a report
on the Slidell high school. The fol
lowing facts and figures, however, ap
ply ,particularly to Slidell: The en
rollment in the high school depart
ment is 77; in the grades below high
school, 424. Five teachers are in
cahrge of the high school work and
13 in the work in the grades below
high school. In the matter of tha
number of children to one teachers,
the situation is better at Slidell than
at Covington. At Slidell no teacher
is in charge of more than 35 pupils.
except one teacher who teaches 40
chidlren. All teachers are legally
qualified. Books costing $125 were
this year added to the school library,
and an appropriation of $100 has
beeri made to be spent in improving
the laboratory apparatus. The yard
has been considerably improved
since our visit here last session, cin
ders being used to till in the low
places, and shells being used to sur
face the walks. This school is too
limited in play ground. Another
building is badly needed for the pri
mary grades.
Mandeville and Madisonville
Junior High Schools.
These are two of the best junior
high schools that we have seen in
the state recently.- Both are presid
ed over by well-educated, capable
and conscientious lady principals.
In the matter of cleanliness and
order, these schools rank very high;
in discipline, organization and pro
gram of recitations they give entire
satisfaction; in management of the
schools in all of their various phases,
these principals are doing exceeding
ly well. Except in one case observ
ed at the Madisonville high school
(Continued on page 8)
The management of the Coving
ton High School hs contracted with
the Continental Lyceum Bureau for
a course of six numbers, the first
on December 22, with D. F. Stewart,
cartoonist, humorist aid entertainer.
The course is composed of a ladies'
quartet, mixed quartet, ladies' trio,
lecturer, magician and cartooni t.
Last year this course was present
ed in the Southern States and gave
satisfaction wherever employel We
feel that it will be satisfactory here.
Pupils of the public schools will
canvass the town for sale of tickets.
We hope the citizens of thi3 com
munity will give this course hearty
A tar western boy, Robert Mur
ray, 12, of Tacoma, Wash., has
atartled the music world through
his ability to reach higher notes
than ever before sung by the hu
man votee. The great operatle
stars, Gaill-Curei and Tetrassinl
are the only performeAb,who can
sing some of the notes this youth
attains without any apparent esf
fort. 'Mme. Frances AMda discowv
ered him while touriag the west,
Tuesday, Deo, 14, being a legal
holiday the regular meeting of the
Police Jury has been postponed un
til Wednesday, Dec. 15th,
The St. Tan many Parish Medical t
Society held its annual meeting on
Thursday, December 9, at the South- t
ern Hotel. All of the 1919 officers
were re-eelcted. They are as fol
President, A. G. Maylie, M. D.
Vice-president, N. M. Hebert, M. D.
Secretary-Treasurer, H. D. Bul
loch, M. D.
Delegate to Louisiana State M4li
cal Society, J. F. Bouquoi, M. D.
Alternate ,H. D. Bqtloch, X. D,
The annual luncheon will take
place January 13, 1941, when officers
will be installed,
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Deputy Quatreveaux bad a new ex- r
perience in the performance of his
duty as deputy sheriff, a few days 7
ago. In the course of a suit for a
share in crops raised on a farm not t
far from Covington, papers in ex
ecution of seizure were placed in his t
hands to be served. The crops were a
cultivated on shares by a man nam- I
ed Wilson, but there was some cause t
for dispute. It is said that the crops t
did not come up to expectations.
During the trial of the suit for share 1
of crops it is said Wilson did not f
appear. But when Deputy Quatre
veaux went to serve writ of seizure, t
Wilson held him off the place with a
a gun. Deputy Quatreveaux return- t
ed to Covington, got a. warrant for f
Wilson's arrest. A neighbor of Wil- r
son's got him to come out and he p
was arrested and locked up. n
There were ginned in St. Tam
many parish, prior to November 14,
1920, 396 bales of cotton, as com
pared with 541 bales to the same
date in 119. C
Special Agent. r
Tuesday, December 14th, being an
legal holiday tno banks will close. i
Hemstitching and picoting attach
ment, works on any and all ma
chines; simple and easy to work. '
You can now make the nice things
in your own home that you had to
lire made or go without. Sure to e
please. Price $2.50. Gem Novelty ii
so., Box 1031, Corpus Christi, Texas. e
Believes Constitution of the
State Should be Brief
and Simple.
Would Exempt New Lands
Put In Cultivation For
Period of Years.
The men who will sit in the con
vention that will write a new consti
tution for the State of Louisiana are
at this time persons of considerable
public interest. Their ideas, their
attitude in politics and the strength
of their convictions must all be wov
en into the fabric that, is to clothe
the state with the power to govern
tne people, to educate the children,
to punish crime and to give equal
justice to every citizen and equal
opportunity lor happiness and pros
St. Tammany parish will be repre
sented uy lion. F. J. Heintz. Mr.
. ii.J a.s had considerawoe experi
c.uc ii the making of laws and in
tnie ways in which some of them
C,. 'e been made inoperative by oare
Ac s drafting, while he was a member
of the legislature. As a practicing
,i.orney he has also become ac
,ut..inted with defects in laws and
Sint.acical laws. Believing that the
paolic wouldbe ilterested in Mr.
SIieintz's views, a representative of
Tile Farmer called upon him at his
otlice in Covington and asked him
mor an interview.
Air. Heintz, what do you think
,Continuer on pagz 4)
The road specifications drawn by
iugineer Huckaby, in charge of the
construction of roads in St. Tam
many parish, and sent to Washing
ton for the approval of the Federal
department, have endorsed on the
face by Federal Enginieer Rhodes,
that they are the best specificatiorns
hat have gone out of Louisiana.
This is but another testimony of the
ediiciency of Mr. Huckaby as an en
It is rumored that Mr. Huckaby
will be a member of the committee
that will have charge of the drafting
of the road laws to be incorporated
in the Constitution. We believe a
better man could not be found for
this work, and that his appointment
would be to the interest of the state.
Report of chairman of building
and grounds committee to the presi
detn and board of directors of the
St. Tammany Parish Fair Associa
At a meeting of the Fair Associa
tion it was decided to clear and im
prove the additional ground bought,
to put it in condition for an aviation
field and to enlarge the quarter mile
track to a half mile track, also to
provide a 'building for the colored
people and make such alterations
and additions to present buildings to
accommodate the fair to be held on
October 21, 22, 23 and 24. The
president of the Fair Association was
authorized to borrow the necessary
money to carry on this work.
The work was started about the
middle of August and it was found
that about 400 stumps had to be re
moved and the holes filled, which t
proved to be a big undertaking, as it
r.equired an average of about three
dcuble loads of mud to fill each hole.
The weather continued bad and the
work had to proceed in the rain, as
there was no time to lose.
About 5000 feet of ditching had to ,
be done to drain the land, which was
a mere bog. After filling the stump
holes, the filling had to be packed
to make a solid field. 'Ihe entire
field was rolled.
All the stump wood and tree tops
were cut up and sold to help pay
for the coat of clearing.
It was found impossible to get O
the half mile track in shape for the
approaching fair and it was decided
to put the old track in shape for the
fair and to build the half mile track
right after the fair, so as to have
plenty of time to pack before the fair a
next year. The ground is in excel- a
lent shape to put in the track and
can be done at little cost, with the a
(Continued on page 8)
On account of the illness of Judge t
Carter the December term of court a
has been postponed, and the next c
regular term will be held on the sec- f
ond Monday of January, 1921. All a
members of the new Grand Jury and s;
witnesses and other interested par- il
ties are hereby notified that they are f
not to appear until the January term. t
Clerk of Court. ci
News comes from Folsom that the l
entertainment last week for school d
improvement was a wonderful suc- ti
cess. Quite a sum was raised.
Purpose Is To Equip School
and To provide for Pay
of More Teachers.
School Is Ranked as One of
Best In the State by
School Inspector.
At a meeting last week of the citi
zens. of Madisonville the question of
proficiency in the schools was dis
cussed and it was decided that Madi
sonville wanted the best that could
be bought in the matter of education
for its children. It was decided that
the present equipment could be
greatly improved and that it would
be to the advantage of the school iL
more teachers could be provided.
This could not be done with the pres
ent funds, and after the matter had
been thoroughly discussed it was de
cided that it would take four mills
to make the desired improvements
and pay the extra teachers needed.
When it was put to a vote there was
not a single dissenting voice.
When this remarkable co-opera
tion and unity of school feeling ex
ists it is not to be wondered at that
the report of Prof. Trudeau, state
school inspector, shows Madisonville
to have one of the best high schools
in the state. Much of the credit for
the standing of this school is due
to the very excellent work of Miss
Ellen Rayne and Miss Cecile Smiley,
at its head. While opposites in
many respects, their accomplish
ments run to the same end-fine
educational results and perfect dis
We publish the report of In
spector Trudeau on the schools of
St. Tammany -parish, and the com
pliment that comes to us through
the Madisonville record will be aqp
preciated by every parent. All the
schools have made excellent records,
but it seems that Madisonville htis
carried off the palm.
The Knights of Columbus are dis
posing of two automobiles for the
benefit of their club rooms. It Is
expected to At the rooms with pool
and billiard tables, so that young
men may gratify ,their inclination
for these games without being ex
posed to the temptations that occur
in public places.
See Mir. Oliver Hebert at Schon
bergt Pharmacy and let him ex
plain how you may become the pos
sessor of two automobiles without
spending more than one dollar. This
is a fine chance to help the Knights
to carry out their club plans and at
the same time have an automobile
made a present to you. Everybody
should have a little confidence in his
good luck.
Mr. Owen W. Thomas, circuit man
ager of the Redpath Chautauqua,
met a number of the members of the
Association of Commerce .in the par
lor of the Southern Hotel, Wednee
day evening, and discussed Chau
tauqua matters.
In view of improving the Chau
tauqua service, iMr. Thomas said ar
rangements had been made that
would give Covington a program far
superior to anything we had yet had.
Just what these arrangements are
will be announced at a later date.
But it may be said with perfect safe
ty that the people will be entertained
at our next Chautauqua in a man
ner that will be highly pleasing.
It is probable that we will have
features that could only 'be expected
in cities ten times larger than Cov
ington. At all events, there will be
no difficulty in. selling the tickets.
Everybody will want one.
**-0 --
What is the matter with the Wo
men's Progressive Union?
This question is being put to many
of the old members ot this organizs
tion, and with some reasson, too, not
because the officers a.e not 'doing
their part, or can. We admit to
some of the work done in the past
year has not been just as efficxeut
as in past years, but the members
are not attending meetings, there
fore interest in civic matters is not
as lively as it should be.
F.or the last three months our
president, Mrs. E. R. Moses, always
an intelligent, energetic worker, has
not been able to hold a meeting for
lack of a quorum. She has come
prepared with work to put before
the members, and only a very few of
us present. Now, this is a dis
courtesy to her, and the other of
cBeers. Are we going to allow one
splendid organization that has done
io much, and taken such an Interest
In our town, in every way, die out
tor want of interest? At one time
ihe Women's Progressive Union had
such a large attendance that we were
:omplelled to move out of the M. C.
B. Library to the Southern Hotel.
Let us get together agalin and
Tome out in large numbers to the
last meeting of the year, next Mon
lay, December 13th, at 4 o'clock, at
he Southern Hotel.

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