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OH DEATH WHERE IS THY STING?
AFTER scYOO& SWELWAT ) A oV Tro PUT.TMIS COALiN i rtte CELI;AR ! A/ 17a g - - - - - - - - 6I -cdr...L/ej~esrv.sw The St. Tammany Farmer D. H MASON .- - - - Editor and Proprietor Entered at the Covington postoflce as Second-Class Matter. CULTIVATING THE HABIT OF CORRECT SPEECH. A circular letter to principals and teachers, by State High School In spector C. A. Ives, Department of Education, Baton Rouge, Ila., offers a suggestion that has considerable value aside from its promise of en couraging the habit of speaking correct English in the school and the home. Mr. Ives says: As a lart of the general plan, and to enlist the greatest co-opera tion on the part of children, I am hereby designating the week be ginning December 4 as "Better Speech Week.." This will bring the matter of good speech prominently before the entire school and the community, and thus enlist the services of all elements. The school could be organized by grades or in any other mann'er you see lit for most effective work ohtside of class in the interest of good speech. Work "of a voluntary nature thus done under the stimulus of a ga:;ie, as it were, would supplement in an important matter what teachers are doing in classes. Since pronouns and verbs give most trouble from-grammar standpoint, pupils might organize i'rd noun Ciubs and Verb Clubs, where they would make especial eifort to use trhem correctly. There might be the "Full Measure Cla,," which wotuld undertake to see that all syllables are uttered, and the final consonant sounded,-as in his-to-ry, ge-og-ra-phy, morn-ing, etc. The principal might enlist the interest and co-operation of WVo mon's Clubs, Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs, pastors and editors. It may be that stores, bankg and factories would take up the matter of good speech on the part of their employees. Posters, slogans and banners could be made by pupils and teachers. A contest could be hac to see what pupil or group presented the most attractive or most suggestive poster, slogan or banner, the award to be made at a public program during Better Speech Week. By utilizing all of these means you should be able to focus atten tion to better speech in school, home and business, and thus create a favorable atmosphere for the things the schools are trying to ac complish in their day -by day pchool exercises. It is noticable that many people, especially children, acquire habits of pronunciation and peculiar forms of exDression from associates. Elder ly people are apt to cling to obsolete words and a syntactical expression peculiar to the circumstances of early education. No mater how intelli gent or intellectual a person may be, idiosyncrasies of speech that would not be traced with the pen creep into spoken sentences. The smoothing iron that presses okt the wrinkles and puts the gloss on the child's Eng lish should be in the home. We believe the putting in practice of Mr. Ives' suggestion would make the home an assistant to the school. It would also 1bring school work closer to the family and develop an interest in that .greatest of American institutions that is now sadly missing. But aside from the question of correct English, there is in the proposi tion the formation of better citizenship and the building of that com munity interest and civic .pride the perfecting of one's self in any direc tion brings with it; an accumulation of attributes that increase the weight of responsibility and spread into the activities of life that 'brings us closer to human necessities and social progress. All societies and clubs for intellectual imporvement or social and community benefit strengthen the foundation upon which civic advancement is built. The tendency to disregard gramatical construction, to adopt idiomatic expressions and to be careless in spelling is making a fad of 'bad English. We believe Mr. Ives' suggestion is a good one and should be worked out. OCTOBER RICE REPORT FOR LOUISIANA. -The condition of the rice crop in Louisiana on October 1st, was two points less than on September 1, ac cording to a report just issued by Mr. Lionel L. James, Agricultural Statis tician at New Orleans of the Bureia of Markets and .Crop Estimates, U. q. Department of Agriculture. According to the reports of a large number of rice correspondents bear ing an average date of October 1, the condition of the crop on that date was 83 p er cent of a normal. This compares with 89 per cent on August 1; 85 per cent on Sept. 1; and 88 per cent on October 1, 1920; 89 per cent on October 1, 1919; 82 per cent on October 1, 1918; and with 84.9 per cent thre 10-year aver age of condition on October 1. A condition of 83 per cent on Oct. 1st, forecasts a probable yield per acre of approximately 33.2 bushels, and a total production for the state of approximately 14,641,000 bushels. In 1919 the production was 19,712. 000 ushels; in 1918, 16,704,000 bushels; with 18,537,000 bushels the six-year average of production (1915 to 1920). The average yield per acre for the past six years is 35.2 bushels. The final out-turn wiU probably -be larger or smaller than 41,641,003 bushels, according as conditions hereafter are better or worse tha:a average conditions. The use of seed not up to stand aid and the general decreased use of fertilizer this year have had their effects. Yields in many sections are unsatisfactory while blight is report ed from some quarters. In many in stances farmers have been short of funds to properly prepare their soil, uy fertilizer, and water and care for the crop. The- percentage of rice in Louisi ana by parishes on October 1, is as follows,. comparison being with a normal condition of growth and vi tality giving promise of a full yield per acre represented by 100 per cent: Acadia 84, Allen 88, Calcasieu 87, Cameron 85, Evangeline 86, Jeffer son Davis 76, St. Landry 85, Ver million 87, Ascension 77, Assump tion 80, East Carroll 73, Iberville 79, Lafourche 75, Plaquemines 65, Point Coupee 86, St. Charles 80, St. James 75, St. John 82, St. Tammany 82, West Baton Rouge, 75, Iberia 85, St. Martin 73, St. Mary 85. For the United States. The condition of rice on October 1, was 84.6 per cent of a normel. This compares with 83.8 per cent on Sep tember 1, 1921; 88.1 per cent on October 1, 1920; and with 86 'per cent the 10-year average of condi tion on October 1. A condition' of 84,6per cent on October 1 forecasts a production of approximately 33,000,000 bushels in 1921. Last year the production was 53,700,000 'bushels. The average annual production for the past six years is 37,200,000 bushels. WHAT DRAINAGE DOES FOR FARMING. (Continued from page 1) Mr. David's reputation for accuracy and moderation of statement, we would be inclined to doubt whether it were half so good as he says, even though our faith in the wonders wrought by drainage is not small. But we have seen it too and call vouch for Mr. David's statements to those who have not the pleasure of his acquaintance. It is truly a mar velous sight, which after all one must see to believe even the half of it, and when he has seen he-will be filled with the enthusiasm with which Mr. David has returned. Think of it! 'If he could leave MandeVille, he would like to go there to live. Well, that is what drainage does for a country: it makes it a good place to live In. "Such roads!" says Mr. David, "to ride a hundred miles in your auto mobile is nothing," and he tells o0 taking a 40-mile trip in 50 minute: "Whiz, zip! That's the way yoc pass cars on every road. Their pool est roads to out-of- the-way farm houses are as good or better tha ment, are wide, and in perfect con: dition. They work on the roads i the time to keep them in constant repair." "Their taxes are high. Forty milL. on the dollar. But then everybod nas money to pay, nobody complaint: and they believe in taxing the., selves for actual improvements. Lockport has something over twent. thousand population. It is a fairi er's town, although it has consider able manufacturing industries, es pecially tanneries, four mills and food factories, wood pulp and paper mills, and it is an important ship ping point for fruits and grains. Out ,on the country roads #very three or The SlAdell Savings & Home stead Association, Slidell, La., closed its twenty-first semi-an nual statement, June 30, 1921, showing assets of more than $207,000, and paying its usual 4 per cent seini-annual divi dend. The resumption of building operations has so increased the demands for acceptable lonas, that the Board of Directors has authorozed the secretary to of fer for sale a limited amount of its full paid stock; this stock has never paid less than 8 per cent per annum; the as sociation has never lost a dol lar and never foreclosed a mortgage, save-one. For fur ther particulars address W. L. ELLIS, Secretary Slidell, Louisiana. our Good Roads. And the best roads! Think of it! out in the coun try,-between towns, are paved with composition and asphaltum and ce four miles one passes through beau tiful little villages, with brick paved streets. Mr. David was struck wits admiration for the beautiful lawns about the town and city houses, the view of which from the street was unimpeded by any fences or hedges. Ot course, such a country forgot a long, long time ago that there could be any possibility of two different opinions concerning the advantage. of a stock law. It would be an in teresting slipulation to determine the annual cost of fenices to St. Tand many parish people to keep stock from our yards and gardens. It was a matter of continual sur prise to Mr. David that even in the country there were few fences ex cepting about pastures and stock pens. There were miles of orchards aid vineyards along the roads with not a fence to keep anybody out. No one thinks of driving livestock on foot to market. Almost daily he took trips with a relative who is a stock buyer. When they bought a calf they loaded-it into a small truck, grown stock were carried to market in larger trucks. Loss in weight and waste of time driving cattle and pigs on foot have been eliminated by automobile haulage, and this ex plains why no fences are needed along the highways. A joy ride for the calf and, the cow on the way to market was not the whole of his astonishment at methods of farming where drainage is in vogue. A cow house whica costs several thousand dollars and is cleaned and scrubbed out thoroughly every day and old "Bossy" given a manicuring and hairdressing as care fully as if she were to go on parade like a New Orleans "vamp," makes the bovine a very attractive lady and gives one a real appetite for milk. Mr. David asked a farmer how much his cow barn cost. The farmer replied in an indifferent way "Not very much. Onl" twelve thous and dollars." It is a great dairy country. Everywhere one sees beau tiful big black and white -Holstein cows. Every farmer belongs to the co-operative creamery company. He puts his cans of milk on a platform beside the road, a truck comes oy and loads it, carries the milk to the creamery, and at the end of the month he is paid according to quan tity of butter-fat test of his milk. Townspeople don't go to market to buy country produce. They drivw out to the farms and get the best of fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, etc. At every farm one sees the farmer's signboard, on which he advertises what he has for sale that day. Drainage brought prosperity and good roads, and the good roads brought the market right to the farmer's dooryard. And what the farmer has -to sell is'A-1. And most surprising of all, it is comparatively cheap to buy. With so many good things to choose from, people in that country are very choice about what they eat. No corn-fed chicken for them, no si', only milk fed chickens. Indeed, when one hears Mr. David telling about it, he begins to wonders how those Yankees, mostly of Ger man descent, have time for anything besides joy-riding and eating. It does make one's mouth water while listening to the story bof the abund ance of-fruits, vegetables of every kind, the best of milk, and the finest >f meat, aMl home-grown, direct from .he farm to one's own table. - 'Country produce there is cheap 3ompared to what we have to pay siere, and yet their farmers have ;rown rich. Mr. David visited the ilace and talked with millionaire farmer Conwell, a real "dirt" farm er, who -knows no happier life than to-live and work with his own hands on his own farm. Conwell has a lot of farms, but it doesn't take so very many in that region to amount to a million dollars. What would a Lou isiana money-lender think if he were asked to make a twenty-five thous and dollar first loan and fifteen thousand second on ojae farm, a 50good cigarettes for 0Oc from one sack of GENUINE "BULL" DURHAM TOBACCO We want you to have the best paper for "BULL." So now you can receive with each package a book of 24 leaves of 1UiA+. the very finest cigarette paper in the world. farm, mind you, not a plantation? That's a regular thing in Niagra. County, New York, and all over the fruit belt. A barn alone will cost from $4000 to $25000. And the residences are mansions, worth as much or more than the barns. It is a marvelous story and a still more marvelous sight. How did it happen Drainage. John Johnsoa back in 1835 started it going, when he showed the extraordinary profits from drainage. Drainage saved the country when farmers elsewhere in the East emigrtade to the Western country to take up free land in the rich basin of the mighty Mississippi. Drainage was crop insurance and yeat by year it added constantly to the wealth of those New York farm ers, so that th& best land on earth even as a free gift was no tempta tion. There are men living to-day who have great wealth because of Lhe rapid increase in Values of Iowa land which cost them almost noth ng, but they are no better off than the farmers who stuck to New York, drained their farms, and raised pro ritable crops which only drained land can grow. That is'a great fruit coun try because of drainage. It is a great cattle country because of drain age. It is a great truck country be cause of drainage. The farmers are prosperous and rich because ther know and use the secret of drainage. That is New York, but why not St; Tammany parish? Why 'permit our several hundred th6usand acres to lie waste, profitless to their own ers, a detriment to the community? The. lesson New York learned from John Johnson should not be less valuable to :us. It has been proven that improv'ed pineywoods land can raise more produce of a more valu able kind, acre for acre, than the best black lands of the Mississippi Delta or the Louisiana alluvial soils. In these columns we have frequently stated the reasons why improvements here ,must be -provided for pretty much all at one time, and that it is not practicable for one person even of considerable wealth to go it alone and try to get along without par'sh wide drainage. With the greatest enterprise and endeavor which is, possible, it will take years to get any considerable portion of the par ish land in cultivation, and drainage projects should be completed only as fast as we can settle up the land; but the plan must 'be laid out as a whole at the beginning, and there must ,be unanimity of support to drainage. There must be a spirit and attitude on'the part of the whole commufnity or parish in behalf of drainage and farm improvements. When the parish establishes diainage districts over the whole parish and makes plans for drainage improve ments as rapidly as they can be util ized, it will 'be an easy matter to at tract settlers. Drainage is the only one improvement which can make this parish and its inhabitants pros perous, and there is no reason why with drainage St. Tammany parish may. not be the equal or better than any farmingy district in New York state. SHERIFF'S SALE. Commercial Bank & Trust Company vs. Jones & Pickett. No. 3466. Twenty-Sixth Judicial District Court, Parish of St. Tammany, Louisiana. Notice is hereby given that by vir tue of a writ of seizure and sale issu ed out of the honorabl'e aforesaid Twenty-Sixth Judicial District Court in and for the parish of St. Tan many, State of Louisiana, and to me directed, -bearing date the 1st day of )ctober, 1921, I have seized and will offer for sale to the last and high est bidder, at the principal front door of the courthouse in the Town of Covington, Parish of St. Tam many, State of Louisiana, between legal sale hours for judicial sales, on Saturday, November 19, 1921, the following described property, to wit: Township Six South, Range Elev en East--West half of ne qr of sec tion 1, containing 80 acres; ne qr of nw qr of section 1, containing 40 acres; n hf of ne qr of section 2, con taining 80.10 acres; sw qr of sec tion 2, containing 160.20 acres; ne qr of se qr oA section 3, containing 40 acres. All that part of so qr of section 10 lying east of the Lee Ferry Road, containing 80 acres, more or less. ractional se qr of section 13, con taling 66 acres, more or less. West half of ne fractional qr, and ne fractional qr of ne fractional qr of section 23. Township 5 South, Range 12 East --Northwest fractional qr of se frac tional qr of section 23. Sw qr of nw qr, nw qr of sw qr WAS THATfOU YEAH- I WAS JUS1 MAKING -AT KICKING MY FOOT Noise ?? BALL ARtOUND O E TH' VERY IDEA OF KICKING WEU.- YOU'RE ALWAYS KICKING 7tMAT ABOUT IN TH'HOUSE " ABO.f . OEh.4iNG IN l 'H - ! -E CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS Foreign Advertising Representative THE AMERICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION and the s hf of sw qr of section 32, containing 168.74 acres. Se qr of se qr of section 34. Sw qr of sw qr of section 35, both containing 80 acres. Township Five South, Range 12 East-Nw qr of sw qr of section 16, containing 40 acres. Township Six South, Range 12 East-Se qr of ne qr and ne.qr of se qr of section 3, containing 8u acres. West half of ne qr and e hf of no qr of section 6, containing 162.44 acres. South half of ne qr of section 18, containing 80.86 acres. East half of ne qr of nw qr of section 8, and nw qr of nw qr of section 9, containing 60 cares. North half of nw qr of section 19, containing- 81.18 acres. Sw qr of nw qr of section 6. Part of Headright No. 43, con taining 225 acres, as per survey of J. M. Yates, parish surveyor, in. tp 6 south, range 11 east. Terms of Pale--Cash, without ap praisement. WAI.TER GALATAS, ocl5-6t Sherii. SHERIFF'S SALE. Felix Bachemin vs. Mrs. Alice Bradley. No. 3365. .Twenty-Sixth Judicial District Court, Parish of St. Tammany, Louisiana. Notice is hereby given that by vir tue of a writ of fieri facias issued out of the honorable aforesaid 26th Judicial District Court in and for the Parish of St. Tammany, State of Louisiana., and to me directed, bearing date the 4th day of October, 1921, I have seized and will offer for sale to the last and highest bid der, at the principal front door of the courthouse in the Town of Cov ington, Parish of St. Tammany, State of Louisiana, between legal saae hours for judicial sales, on Saturday, November 19, 1921, the following described property, to wit: 01e-half undivided interest in and to the following described property. to-wit: First-All that certain piece or parcel of land situated in the Parish of St. Tammany, State of Louisiana, in the part known as Wayside Addi tion to the Town of Covington, and is described as Square No. 13. Said sqare ueing bounded on the north by Hardie street, south by Dixon street, east by the lands of Misses Susan B. and Serena Jones, and on the west by Yates street. Second-Also the following de scribed property situated in the Town of -Covington, Parish of St. Tammany, State of Louisiana, to wit: All that certain piece or parceL of land described as Squaer No. 12, bounded on the north by Cage street, on the south by Hardie street, on the east by lamds of the Misses Se rena S. and Susan B. Jones, and or west by Yates street. Said square measuring 240 feet square according to plat and survey made 'by J. M. Yates, surveyor, February 26, 1902, and filed. in the office of the Clerk of the said parish. Being the same property acquired by present vendor from Louis L. Perreand :under date of November 22, 1917, and recorded in C. 0; B. 72 folio 195 on March 6, 1918, together with all the build ings and improvements thereon situ ated. Less, that portion of square No. 12 sold to G. P.- Molloy, as per deed recorded in C. O. B. 95 . WALTER GALATAS, ocl5-6t Sherii. CALOMELL MAY TURN ON YOU NEXT TIME. Next Dose You Take May Salivate and Start World of Trouble. Calomel, is mercury; quicksilver. It crashes into sour bile like dyna mite, cramping and sickening you. Culomel attacks the bones and should neyer e, put into your system. If you feel bilious, headachy, con stipated and all knocked out, just go to your druggist and get a bottle of Dodson's Liver Tone for a few cents which is a harmless vegeta'big sub stitute for dangerous calomel. Take a spoonful and--if it doesn't start your liver and straighten you up bet ter'and quicker than nasty calomel and without making, you sick, you just go back and get iour money. Don't take calomel! It makes you sick the next day; it loses you a nday'd work. Dodson's Liver Tone straight ens yeu right up and you feel great. No salts, necessary. .Give it to the children because it is perfectly harm less and can n.-t salivate.--Adver tisement. ;'1 .: I For first-class mechanics at Star Garage. Phone 181. Head of depot. FOR SALF -Overland touring car. $200. Phone 317. ocl~2t FOR SALE-A second-hand surry in first class condition. Price $35. Will take wood in exchange. See G. E. Lansing, Covington. oc15-2t FOR SALE--Well seasoned stove wood and pine knots, any length, at $1.50 per load, up Call phone 143. G. E. Lansing, Covington. oc15-4t ,FOR SALE-The Willie Magee farm, crop, stock and all plows and hay tools; 169 acres, 40 in field, for $4000; $2500 cash, balance on time. Crop, stock, tools, new gasoline cane mill and pan go free with the place, worth at least $2500. Sickness of my wife forces me to .sell. Give possession at once. W..R. Long, at Lacombe. Half m'le from school. FOR SALE--Kitchen table, center table, 3 bed springs, 1 Bon Ami oil sttoe, 2 screen doors, and numerous other articles. Apply at 901 21st Avenue, corner Madison st. Everybody goes to the Covington Restaurant for coffee.--Adv. FOR SALE-Thred good milk cows. Apply at Rest Awhile, Mandeville. Why does everybody- go to the Covington Restaurant. for cqffee? FO1l SALI -Sliot gun. Reming ton automatic shot-gun, self loading, with two sets of barrels, raised sol!.i matted rib on both barrels, 12-gauge; also solid lepther case with lock and key. All cost $120.00. Will sell for $75.00. Dr. J. L. Watkins, Coving ton, La. ovv;vv~yvvvvv' *I J - * __ ' HAVE YOU A LIBERTY BOND? INTEREST WITH INTEREST If you have a Fourth Liberty Bond you'll be collecting interet on October 15th-there's a coupon to'be clipped oh that day. Don't you want to make that interest earn more? Just transfer it to an interest-bearing account hlre and let it earn 3 per cent to add to your "Safety Fund." If you haven't such an account now's the time to open one, when you have this "extra money" on hand. Earn int~rest witl interest to swell that use ful reserve fund. r COVINGTON MANDEVILLE FOR SALE-One sound, gentle : horse, ride or drive; price $50.00. Apply to Williaml Meeks, Oaklawn, La. ocl-2t* 7or service phon 181. Star Ga rage.d Head of Depot. Get your bread from Aouelle Brothers. You get 1% pounds de livered anywhere in town for 8c. FOR SALE or RENT--3 houses in Abita; will sell all kinds of good hogs, also sugar cane, any amount. Call at Lazard Schaywre, Abita, or at mill on old Motor Car'Line. FOR SALE-Stove wood and tat pine. 200 fat pine post. W. V. Badon, 415 Lockwood street, Cov Ingon. el2. 666 quickly relieves Constipation, bilious-, iess, Loss of Appetite and headaches due to Torpid Liver. jelS-lit Will swap first class grade A violin and case with bow, complete, excep tionally fine tone, for marine gas engine, 2% h. p. or larger. Aust be in perfect, condition. Address Box 453, Madisonville, La. FOR RENT-Two furnished cot tages; all modern. Ready for Oct. 1st. A. D. Schwartz. a17 FOR SALE-Pure bred female Collie pups, $7.50 each. Barney ; Oarey, Abita Springs. oc8-2t ,- ,; FOR SALE or RENT-A 6-room house with hall, partly furnished; 3 squares bf grouhd; also horse, sur-:' ry, wagon and harness. See Jacob<; Zeigler, 319 Boston street, Coving-' -ton, La. oc8-4t*