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_ _The St. Tammany Farmer
is the-subscriber.. Help boost the parish
Five Cents Per Cop. COINGTON, LA., SATURDY, OCTOBER 15, 1921. VO 7 No. 48
S Mr. Briggs Uses the Infor
mation of a Home Man
'1 Who Has Seen It
Not as Rich as Mississippi
Valley Lands, But It
Made Farmers Rich
(By A. E. Briggs)
Mr. David's Iteport.
"Seeing is believing." It is not
hard to convince a man of the ad
vantages Irom alrainage who has
S seen its beneiits to a prosperous com
n munity. It is not possible for ali
S o us to go traveling to find out the
good things in the world which we
can prolitably use. Indeed, one can
learn much more quickly by reading
S and study than by travel, and if be
sides we can talk with those who
have traveled we may learn muca
S from them. It is especially an ad
vantage to learn from persons whom
we know intimately what they have
seen and heard in their -travels.
A farming community which is
decidedly worth knowing about is
the north central and northwestern
part of the State of New York, whici
Sis second only to California in fruit
production. It has a very interest
uig history connected with drainage.
We have seen the wonderful orchards
and vineyards of that country, and
we are glad to have the privilege ot
adding to our own testimony that or
: a prosperous and native citizen of
this parish who has just returned
from a visit to the Great Lakes
region of New York State.
But first let us tell the interesting
bit of history concerning the de
S velopment of that country. About
the time the Erie Canal was com
pleted across the State of New York,
John Johnson, an enterprising -farm
er, wao lived near the town of Ge
neva laid the -first tile drainage sys
tem in the United States. That was
in the year 1835. It worked won.
ders on that farm, and at once be
came famous, so that gradually farm
era all over that part of New York
Sbordering on the lakes began to
drain their lands. John Johnson did
his work so well that the drains he
constructed at that eariy date are
S still in active operation and his far,.i
- is widely known for its productive
Following the Civil War, the rich
lands of the north central Mississippi
Valley began to compete with teh
Sfarms of northeast United States
i with the result generally that east
Sern farm wert everywhere aban
doned. John Johnson's country was
one of the very few exceptions.
Although the lands of the lake reg
Sion of New York are not so rich as
those of the Mississippi Valley,
drainage has enabled them not only
to hbld their own, but their farmeis
have become rich and prosperous.
SWhat has made that part of New
S.Yorkgreat is not natural advautages,
.but enierprises and thrift. To John
J .!ohnson is due most of the creda.
S Butl soie of it is also due to neigh
ooring farmers who, when they saw
tie advantages of drainage, were
S eady to believe, and go and do
S Mr. C. A. David has just returned
L:. from a visit to that country wh.'h
\\as the girlhood home of his wife.
I suppose nearly everyone in the par
ish knows Mr. David, for he was
born here, in fact on the very let
in Mandeville where he has built h:s
drygoods store which is one of the
S- few in the parish that in up-to-date
quality and neatness of arrangement
,beaL s comparison with the best in
" the city.- His friends are proud to
; speak of him as a home-made and
self-made product of the parish, so
I 1 take pleasure in presenting his re-i
Sport on the great fruit and farming '
district of New York as indication
of what St. Tammany parish will be
when drainage has the opportunity
to do for us what it has done for
that country.
: Mr. David got to see a lot -of the
country, for Mrs. David': relatives
Sabout Lockport have shared in the
general prosperity, and he had at hi3
dauily disposal eight big automobiles.
Now, if we had not seen that coun
try for ourselves, notwithstanding
S iCountlnuerd on page z,
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Mr. A. Illy, who has been confine0d
to his bed for the past week, was
stricken with higi blood pressure,
requiring that he be b:ed. Dr. G-au
S taux was called in, and as we go
to press it is said that Mr. Illy is in
a dangerous condition.
i Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Summers and
family and Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Died
Srch and little son motored to Cov
ington and Ab'ta Springs last Sun
day on a visit to -Mr. and Mrs. J. M
Aoneille and family and Mrs. Sum."
l mers and family.
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Following is the list of deadilet
ters remaining in the Covington poet
Miss E. Deutrlch, Stanley F; Davis,
Mrs. Holser, Willy Jones, Sam Lee.
, Mrs. Lucy Owens, Miss lone Rich
-ardson, Miss Poline Roberts, George
KRieffel, Jos. Wilthank, Bennie War
ner, Mahala Jones,
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SEPT. 11
One Hundred Dollars Dam
ages Allowed Mrs. John
son Account of Road
Reports of Treasurer and
Sheriff and List of Ap
proved Bills
Covington, La., Oct. 11, 1921.
The Police Jury met in regular
session on this date, with the fol
loWing members present: Theo.
Dendinger, Jr., H. N. Fendlason, C.
M. Poole, J. M. Smith, R. C. Cooper.
Emile Singletary, W. H. Davis, M. F.
Schneider, J. B. Howze, Emile Burk
It was moved by J. M. Smith, sec
onded by H. N. Fendlason, that th3
reading of the minutes of last meet
ing be dispensed with. Carried.
It was moved by Emile Burken
stock, seconded by J. M. Smith, that
Alsoposire Johnson, residing in the
Seventh Ward, pe paid the sum of
$100.00 for damage done her house
and land, at the time the dirt roads
were built. Carried.
It was moved by M. P. Schneider,
seconded by J. M. Smith, that the
police jury borrow from the Coving
ton Bank & Trust Company the-sum
of $3000.00, to be paid back Feb.
15, 1922. Carried.
It was moved by J. M. Smith, sec
onded by H. N. Fendlason, that the
petition of Frank Roach to erect a
building to sell soft drinks at Howse
Beach and the North Shore of Lake
Ponchartrain, be rejected. Carried.
It was moved by J. M. Smith, sec
onded by Emile Burkenstock, that
the police jury donate the sum ol
$16.00 for the month of October to
Mrs. Francis Quave. Carried.
The following report was read:
We, the Finance Committee, hav
examined bills of the Road Fund
amounting to $923.93,.:and bills of
Parish Fund amount to $342,56.
Finance Committee.
Moved, seconded and carried that
the Finance Committee's report be
Following is the list of bills or
dered paid by Finance Committee*
Parish Fund.
W. H. Kentel ............ 4.5C
P. G. Spring .......... . 15.0G
G. E. Lansing ........... 11.00
Hebert Grocery Co., ...... . 9.15
W. E. Blossman, clerk ..... 3.00
F. J. Martindale, secretary. . 2.40
B P. Decker ............ 7.5u
Walter Galatas, sheriff .... 37.65
Mrs. L. Miles .............. .63.75
Miss Hattie Cook ......... 1.00
State Normal School ...... 8-1.5
J. E. Caserta .......... .. . 4.21
Bulloch's Drug Store .... .. 15.05
H. D. Bulloch, M. D., ...... 50.00
B. B. Warren, M. D., ....... 25.00
St. Ta.m. Ice & Mfg. Co., .. 15.9u
Road Fund.
H. C. Krentel ............ 8.7;
W. M. Galloway .......... 20.20
H. N. Fendlason .......... 34.00
Liberty Garage ............ . 17.5'
Adolph Frederick ......... . 66.0
Andrew Warner .......... 66.00
ianuel Smith .... . . . . . . . 3.0)
Niadisonville Saw & Planing
M ill .............. ... 87.00
3lidell Garage Co., ......... 27.0
1. T. Fie'ds ... .......... 26.00
L .Bias ........ .......... 27.00
A. A. Parker . .......... 1.25
:Reuhauser Brothprs ...... .. 3.05
rim Craddock ............ 18.00
3. M. Bryant ......... . . . 13.57
illis Crawford ........... 4.25
danuel Smith ........... . 1-5.0'
r. D. Kerr Gravel Co.,...... 27.69
tlextus Bros. Co . . . . . . . . . . 4.
J. O. G. N. Ry. Co., freight.. 38.94
i. M. Craddock ........... 3.00
3. B. Anderson . .......... 51.00
'. C. Craddock ........... 84.00
lug. Vergez ............ . 40.75
mith Hardware Co., ....... 11.10
lobt. Badon ....... . . . . 76.07
L. D. Crawford Lbr. Co. . . 27.21
L. D. Crawford Ljbr. Co. . 7.64
lynn Jones ............. 12.50
. E. Davis .............. 3.00
ack Sharp .... . ... ...... 18.00
ames Cornet ........ 6.00
:obt. Smith ............. . 6.00
B. Porter ............... 31.,50
E. Howze .......... 44.00
ohnny Panks .... ....... 3.40
The following report of Walter
alatas, tax collector, for the month
f September, 1921, was read:
State Tax:
euglar .. ........... 1522.32
eteran ....... ...... 228.91
ihooI .............. .. 434.94
Parish Tax:
rimin'al fund ........ 175.44
oad fund ............ 701.79
Thool fund 7.-....... - 1052.68;
eneral fund .......... . 350.89
-*Crporatlin Tax:
riminal fund ........ 41.96
oad fund ..... . .. 157.83
shool fund . ., ,;:.,. 251.75
;hool tax ward 1f . . 738.82
hool tax ward 2 ..... 44.08
hiool tax Ward 3 .... 728:69
thool tax ward 4 . .. 9.4 5
hool tax ward 5 .... 62.55
hiool tax ward 6 e .. 94.51
*hoo: tax ward 8 , . " ..-19.2314
Ihool tax ward 9 ,. 266.42
hool tax ward Tl-4:, 42 33
ecial road tax . .. : . 15±.38 1
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an American pilot. The name of the machine is "Jai Bait," and Clarke has driven her at the. rate of 14
miles an hour. Also he has risen in "Jail-Bait" to a height of 20,000 ieet, nearly four miles.
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Mandevide, La., Oct. 11, 1921.
Pursuant to a resolution passe.
on the 30th day of Auguit, 1923
and in coniornity to notice given b
proclamation by the President of thi
body, duly pubihshed, the Navigatioi
Commissioners of thie First Navig
tion District of the Parish of 6t
'ammany, Louisiana, in special oper
session met for the purpose of open
ing the ballot box, examining an'
uanvass.ng the ballots, in numbei
and amount, examing and canvass
ing the returns and dec.aring the re
suit of the special eLection held it
the Fourth Ward of the Parish of at
rammany on the 10th day of October
1921, in conformity to a resolution
of this body, passed on the 30th day
of August, 1921.
Present: W. M. Beaujeaux, Geo.
W. Smith, GeorgeM. Glockner and
F. Edward Vix.
The board proceeded in opefi pub
lic session to open the ballot box, e'
amine and count the ballots, ih num
aer and amount, examine and can
vass the returns of said election, and
then and there dec.are the resul
thereof, as follows:
-Proposition-To incur debt and
issue bonds therefor in behalf of
Navigation District No. 1 of St. Tam
many Parish, Louisiana, in the sumu
of $25,000, to run twenty years fro:;
-late an dto bear interest at the rata
of fi-ve per centum per annum from
date until paid, payable annually or
semi-annually, to dig a channel at
.he mouth of Bayou Casting; to con
-truct a revetment for the protec
tion of said * channel; to :iuiit
wharves and make. a.l niecessary and
proper improvements along said
oayou sufficient in size to receive
and accommodate ibarges, schooners.
motor boats .and other kind of vessel.
For and in favor of said proposi
Lion there were cast 50 votes, repre
senting a taxable assessed property
valuation of $111,295.00.
Aga'nst and in opposition to said
proposition there were cast 2 votes.
mepre-:enting a taxable assessed prop
erty va nation of $4,460.00.
Whereupon, Geo. M. Glockner of
fered the following resolation and
moved its adoption:
Whereas, the Board of Commis
sioners of Navigation District No. 1
of St. Tammany Parish, in open pub
lic session opened the ballot box,
examined and counted the ballots in
number and amount, examined and
canvassed the returns of the special
election held in the Fourth Ward of
the Parish of St. Tammany on the
10th day of October, 1921, in con
formity to a resolution of this Boar;
ordering said election, passed on the
30th day of August, 1921, and as
certaining the results of said elec
tion to be as set forth hereafter in
this resolution.
Section ;1. Be it resolved by the
Board of Commissioners of Naviga
tion District No. 1 of St. Tammany
Parish on. the 10th day of October,
1921, in conformity to a resolution
of this Board, ordering said election,
passed on the 30th day of August
1921,- is hereby declared to be as
Proposition-To incur debt and to
issued~boffdl therefor in behalf ol
Navigation District No. 1 of St. Tam
many parish, Louisiana, in the sum
of $25,000, to run twenty years from
date and to bear interest at the rat.
of five per centum per annum, until
paid, payable annually or semi-an
nually, to dig a channel at the mouth
(Continued on page 4)
State license ........ 42.75
Parish license ....... 9.50
Severance license ..... 48.40
Pall tax ............. 21.8;
Sheriff's costs, civil ... 54.53
Interest on State Tax:
-Regular ........... . 132.55
Veteran ........... 19.93 !
School .. ... 37.87
Per capita tax ....... . 14.25
iheriff's costs, notices . 284.22
Vrinter's costs ....... 218.15
rtate hunting license .. 310.6.
Pink 'bo'1 weevil license 3.80
:cmmissions ......... 465.73
. , .10122:22
Amounts available to each fund:
=riminal ........... . 217.4,
legular road ........ 883.87
Ichool ................ 3332 .4
lenerafl ............. . 360.35
;pecial road . .... .. . . 1523.38
;heriff's salary ....... 804...
(Continued on page 4)
(By President W. U. Markham)
The Illinois Cpntral System pait
out $205,623.32 during 1920 in thi
settlement of claiams for stock whicl
had been killed 'upon its right Qo
way. That the situation is improv
ing this year ia iidic'ated in the an
nouncement that settlements of stoc.
claims during the first eight month,
of 1921 took $108,024.29 from thi
Illinois Central's treasury, as com
paied with $142,578.96 during th't
first eight months of 1920, and thal
2,400 head of stock were struck b)
Illinois Central System trains during
the eight-month period this year, as
compared with 3,041 ii the corres
ponding eight months pf 1920. In
considering these figures, however, it
should be borne in mind that the
claim payments represent only a por
tion of the cost of handling the
claims. The actual burden upon the
railroad, and upon the patrons whose
passenger fares and freight charges
constitute its revenues, is much
The railroad is making every ef
fort to reduce this toll upon ex
penses, urging employees6 te exercisd
every precaution to prevent striking
stock. With the season of the year
at hand when crops have been har
vested and ;Southern stock is ordi
narily turned out to graze, the rail
road makes a plea for keeping stock
up, and gates to pasture lands cloy
ed, to assist in the reduction of the
cost which the public must pay fo;
operating the railroad.
The situation is at its worst in the
Southern territory traversed by the
lines of the Illinois Central Systenm.
The following is the record of stock
claim payments made during the
first eight months of 1921 in the
states of Mississippi, Louisiana and
Tennessee, compared with the total
for the entire system, the figures in
cluding both the Illinois Central and
the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley rail
*Mississippi .......... 53,129.05
Louisiana .. .. 14,812.00
Tennessee ........... 4.,759.8i
System ............. 108,024-29
The figures on payments in settle
ment of stock .calims, divided ac
cording to thedivisions south of the
Ohio river, for the first eight months
of 1920 are:
Kentucky ............ 6,843.8,
Tennessee ........... 5,386.60
Mississippi ........... 12,692.30
Louisiana ............ 12,260.60
New Orleans Terminal. 2,037.50
Memphis Terminal ... 786.50
Memphis ............ 18,086.50
Vicksburg ........... 13,488.00
New Orleans (Y- & M V) 23,187.84
System ........ .. /8,024.29
The condition of cotton on Sep
tember 25 was 4 points lower than
one month ago and 19 points below
the 10-year average on September
25, according to a report just issued
by Mr. Lionel L. James, Agricultural
Statistician at New Orleans.
The condition of the growing crep
on Sept. 25 was 41 per cent of a
normal. This compares with 45 per
cent on August 25, 1921; 47 per-cent
on Sept. 25, 1920; 38 per cent on
Sept. 25, 1919; and with 58 per cent
the 10-year average of condition on
September 25.
A condition of 41 per cent on Sept.
25 forecasts an average yield per acre
of approximately 116 pounds of lint
cotton -and a total production of
about 245,000 balts of -500 pounds
gross weight. That is, the final out
turn will probably ibe larger or small
er than this amount according as
conditions hereafter are better or
worse than average conditions. Last
year the production was 387,663
bales; two years ago, 298,000 bales;
three years ago 588,000 bales; four
years ago 639,000 bales, and five
years ago 443,000 bales,
Growers generally state that the
hot dry weather during September
and the ravages of the 'boll weevi;
are fesponsible for the decline in the
condition of the crop. The general
decreased use of fertilizer under cut
ton this year is also reflected in the
'ondition -figure. Catterpillars -or
"army worms" defoliated the cotton
stalks in some sections causing pre
mature opening of the bolls. In
many localities there is no top or
middle crop to speak of. Weatlher
conditions haave been good for har
This is Mrs.-Olive Phillips of Los
Angeles. Five years ago she was
oor. Then she wrote a story that
brought her a prize. With the
money she bought a rural rooming
house. She has prospered until now
she has a great apartment hotel, and
is well on the way to a fortune of a
The grand jury has been in session
all week. Mr. F. A. Bourgeois, of
Slidell is foreman, No report has
yet been made and the jury may be
in session all day to-day.
The Jenkins murder case is now
on tri.ai and will occupy the court all
week. Two jury panels were ex
hausted when eleven jurymen had
been accepted. It was then agreed
that one man might be. summoned
acceptable to both sides and the jury
was completed. The case may be
finished to-day.
The fact that Lewis L. Morgan has
been selected to assist in the prose
cution has awakened considerable in
terest. Mr. Morgan's reputation as a
criminal lawyer gives assurance that
the battle will be a hard-fought one.
Judge T. M. Burns and Fred. J.
Heintz are retained by the defendant.
O-- ,-0,
Noulette & Son, of New Orleans.
are now adding two wings to St.
Scholastica's Academy which will
enable it to accommodate quite a
number of now pupils. This will be
good news to the public, which holds
this institution in-high esteemr
It is understood that Noulette &
oon will. make improvements at St.
Paul's College.
STRAYED-1 dark brown mule;
weighs between 800 and 900 pounds,
16 or 17 hands high, new shqes all
around, tail bobbed, mark all across
the withers. Reward of $10. Notify
L. Badon, Slidell, La. ocl5
WANTED--2000 pounds or mor
of good pecans. Address Box 126,
Covington, or phone Ozonia 46.
FOR SALE-Baby buggy, cradle,
stove, also large ferns. Apply at
407 Gibson street, Covington. 015
FOR SALE-Fine chickens, Barred
Rocks, Rhode Island Red, cockerel
and pullet, and 14 White Leghern
hens; 1 set leath'er harness, L. C.
Smith typewriter, dining 'table, wood
cook stQve. Address Mrs. J. M.
Powe, Covington, La., or phone 304.
-FOR SALE-A fine young mule.
In good condition. Apply to Richard
SRiggs, Covington, La. ocl
vesting the crop and labor has been
plentiful. Picking and ginning are
well advanced.
The percentage condition of cot
ton by parishes on Septem;ber 25, is
as follows: Acadia 55, Allen 80,
Avoyelles 32, Beauregard 60, Bien
ville 44, Bossier 36, Caddo 37, Cald
well 41, Catahoula 40, Claiborne 46,
Concordia 46, DeSoto 36, East Baton
Rouge 41, East Carroll 43, East Fe
liciana 41, EvafTgeline 48, Franklin
48, Grant 39, Iberia 50, Jackson 38,
LaSalle 29, Lincoln 41, Madison 48,
Morehouse 43, Natchitoches 24, Oua
chita 44, Pointe Coupee 44, Rapides
30, Red River 34, Richland 45, Sa
'bine-40, St. Helena 45, St. Landry
44, St. Martin 5-0, Tangipahoa- 41,
Tensas 42, Union 48, Vermqilion,4o,
Washington 60, Webster 42, ,West
Carrol 46, West Feliciana 33, and
Winn 43 ... ..
Poultry Show Finest Ever
and General Exhibits
Good, Except Stock
Satsuma Orange Exhibited
As Big Thing In Future
Parish Fruit Farm
New Orleans, Oct. 11, 1921.
Editor St. Tammany Farmer:
*As per conversation of to-day, I
am enclosing you herewith notice of
meeting called for the farmers dur
ing the Parish Fair. Hoping you
will give -this publicity, I am,
Very truly yours,
Agricultural Agent N. 0. G. N.
There will be a meeting held
at Covington during the Parish.
Fair, on Saturday, October 15,
"Farmer's Day," at 1:00 p. m.,
for the purpose of furthering
the organization of farmers of
this part of the parish into a
Farm Bureau. Mr. L. W. Wi
kinson, Assistant State Demon
stration Agent of Baton Rouge,
has called the meeting and
wants representatives present
from every tommunity organi
zation in the parish.
The first day of the fair is never
a big one, but those who attended
the opening Thursday had the grati
fication of looking over the exhibits
without being jostled or having their
view obstructed.
Mayor Badon madethe address of
welcome and Judge Prentiss B. Car
ter, in a speech that had much in it
for reflection of St. Tammany citi
zens, paid a compliment' to the St.
Tammany Parish Fair Association
that should add pleasure to the very
arduous work of pulling off a fair
every year, Increasing: its popularity
and at the same time making it self
supporting., He said he had attend
ed all our fairs for a number of
years, and he found that each year
showed ai improvement; that he
found the fair this year even better
than last. I ..
With the' exception of the stocl
show, the fair undoubtedly has pre
sented to first-day visitors a field of
amusement and instruction that has
not been exceeded in any of our fairs.
The poultry show is finer than ever
and we believe there are birds thers
that will take first prizes at the State
Fair if they are entered, and we un
derstand entries will be made.
In the Agricultural Department,
while the exhibit is not extensive, an
excellent showing is, made of the
possibilities of St. Tammany in farm
production, and in some respects it
is superior to last year. The lack
of the assistance of a farm demon
strator was in a measure overcome
by the work of Mr. Bachemin, agri
cultural agent for the New Orleans
Great Northern Railroad Company.
The exhibit is a clear demonstration
that St. Tammany iparish need not
fear competition in the production of
vegetabels an'd many field crops that
are standard market products.
The most valuable' exhibit in the
department was that of Mr. Paul
Friedlander, because it proves th.u
adaptability of St. Tammany parish
to orange production, the cultiva
tion of .which for market will put
a new money-making crop in the
hands of the farmer and fruit grow
er. Mr. Friedlander has exhibits of
Louisiana sweets as well as the Sat
suma, but he stresses the fact that
St. Tammany can raise the Satsuma'
of finer quality and productiveness
than anywhere in America, and he
has the fruit raised here to maintain
his contention. He has a very in
structive and convincing exhibit.
Mr. Stevens, of Folsom, in charge
of the Department of Conesrvation,
had some interesting exhibits of the
results of tres planting, showing the
growth and adaptability olf tinmber
for .use iu ac:istl clion as welb as
for.paper pulp.
There were exhibits by the St.
Tammany Hay & Graii~ Warehouse,
the Birmingham Gradhite Company
of SlideIl,'Covington Paint Company,
Inc., J. A. Domergue Grocery, Burns
Furniture Company, Covington Opti
cal Parlor, Covington Fire Depart
The F. G. C. Auto Company with
the N~ash Six and Nash Four, Chevro
let, Oldsmobile and Hudson, had a
very .nice exhibit, and the Star Ga
rage exhibited the new Stevens car,
a six that is giving promise.
'L. F. Wehrli had Ford Sedan and
Ford Coupe that looked quite styl
ish in their ipolished coating of
In the Machinery Department Mr.
Wehrli had quite an exhibit of the
Fordson Tractor, For.d machinery,
farm implements, etc.
Alexius Brothers & Co., of Coving
ton, and the Baton Rouge Imple
ment and Tractor Company, were ex
hibitors, and -the St. Tammany Ice
& Manufacturing Company operated
a centrifugal pump driven by a halt
horse-power mnotor that was a won
der in efficiency.
The Women's Department was full
of- fancy work, embroidery, woven
Mrs M. A. Joyner Celebrates
Her ,84th Birthday at
Pearl River, Sept. 10
Dance at Lacombe and Sli
dell Personal Doings
and News Notes
(By Staff porrespondent)
The meetings conducted at the
Baptist Church by Rev. J. D. Scott,
evangelist, and C. S. Ellsey, singer,
closed last Sunday with a large at
tendance. Many new members were
added to the roll.
Birthday Celebration.
Mrs. M. A. Joyner celebrated her
84th birthday in Pearl River, Mon
day, Sept. 10, 1921, at the home of
her grand-daughter, Mrs. George F.
Bancks. Out of nine living children,
six were present. These included
Mrs. W. L. Ellis, of Slidell; Mrs. Tom
Crawford, of Pearl River; Mrs. P.
M. Provost, and Mrs. P. E. Welch, of
Poplarville; Mrs. W. W. Whittle, of
Hammond, and Mrs. J. W. Dean, of
South Mansfield, La. Adding the
number of grand children and great
grand children to this list that were
present the total num'ber attending
was forty. IHer- grand children, Mr.
and Mrs. Archie Crawford, came
from Mexico to.attend the event.
Benefit Dance at Lacombe.
A large crowd of young people
from Slidell motored to Lacombe last
Saturday where they attended a large
dance given for the benefit of the
Lacombe school. Enough funds
were raised by giving the dance to
hold school for the full nine months
Harding Arrives in Slidell.
On Tuesday, October 11, -1921,
Warren G. Harding arrived in Slidell
in the person of a baby boy born to
Mr .and Mrs. A. E. Harding, promi
nent citizens, who are receiving con-:
gratulations of their many friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Harding claim to be the
first couple who have had the privi
lege of naming a child with full
name of the president.
Local and Personal.
Mrs . W. Whittle and Mrs. J. W.
Dean are week end guests at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Eltlis.
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Carpenter and
baby, June, left for New Orleans last
Monday where they will make their.
future home.
'Miss Viola Keller was a week end
visitor to New Orleans.
'Mr. and Mrs. E. Champagne, of
New Orleans, were week end guests
of the latter's mother, Mrs. Cross.
Rev. Snelling, presiding elder of
the Methodist Church, was a business
visitor here this week.
work, art curios, crochet work, etc.,
and made one of the most interest
ing departments in the fair. Among
the things that seemed to be attract
ing special attention were: a cro
chet priest's robe, worked out in al- -
tar designs, crochet bed spreads froia
Mandeville and by Mrs. Brewster, of
Covington, and exhibits of all kinds
by sisters of St. Scholastica Academy
of fancy work, embroidery and cro-, .
chet work from * Waldheim,- Pearl .
River, Abita, Lacombe, Mandeville.
Some beautiful novelties made of
Honduras.grass by Mrs. R. V., Young
of. Madisonville, including fans, lamp
shades, albums, etc. Woven mats,
made by a sailor boy, Harry Penton
of Peral River, and exhibited by Mrs.
Jack Willis. A hand-made and em
broidered dress shield 100 years old,
lent by 'Miss Kate Eastman. A.
patch-work quilt made by a lady 90
years of age, Mrs. L. Smith, of Pearl
One of the most beautiful exhibits
was that of flowers made of goose
feathers and hand-painted. Ferns
were made of quills. There were so .
many beautiful things tlat it is hard
to discover which deserve special
The Educational Building made an
unusually fine appearance. The work
will compare favorably with any that
has been exhibited. St. Scholastica' "
Academy of Covington, St. Catharine
of Madisonville, Our Lady of the
Lake, Mandevill'e; schools of Folsof,
Sun, Talisheek, Audubon, Mandevflle
Junior High, Pearl River, Progress,
Central, Abita, Madisonville Junior
High, Sliden High School and Cov
ington High School. And by the
way, that Waldorf salad in the ex
hMbit of the Domestic Science Depart
ment would make anybody hungry
to look at 'it. The Madisonville
booth had an exhibit of Absalone
shells, star fish and sea urchin, found
on the Catalina Islands. Specially
interesting because of rarity.
The American Legion had a bil:et
equipped with easy chairs and ciPsars
and cigrrettes for the ex-service men.
'Red Cross Health Posters were ex
hibited by Miss Lansing as work of
the Junior Red Cross pupils in the
public schools.
The Burns Furniture Company had
an exhibit oZ domestic science arti
cles, art and curios, family and war
relics, silver and old laces, etc.
The Baptist Church exhibit, by
Miss Adele Perreand, contained some
remarkable work. In this i·booth
was some remarkable mechanical
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