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arday at Cqoington News '. Pharmacy, ington; The IAayC Pharmacy, Madisonville. . Five Cens A Per Cpy.r D. L MASON, Editor COVINGTON, LA., SATURDAY. DECEMBER 30, 1922. OL49 . !r ! f'9~4gi;: SATSUMAS AND HO W TO BUD AND GROW THEM County Agent -O. G. Price Tells a Lot of Things You Should Know ST. TAMMANY SOIL RIGHT FOR GROWTH How to Grow Trifoliata for Stock, Treatment of' Diseases, Etc. (By O. G. Price, County Agent) The Satsuma trees are at home in the soils and climate of St. Tam many parish because they are budd ed on a hardy root stock, the citrus trifoliata. This root stock, the tri foliata, is at home in- our cutover pine lands that have a sandy, silty soil, rather light in color and a light yellowish crumbly clay subsoil. This t-ree is very hardy and can live and produce some fruit in the wild state. That is, it is found growing wild as "the pine, oak, etc., yet it responds well to good cultivation, fertilizer :and treatment. Root diseases have :not done harm to this shrub in this :parish. The disease and insects ;that attacks the trunk, branches, :foliage and fruit are very easily con ,trolled. The Satsuma Is propagated by budding on this citrus. trifoliata-root (mock orange or hedge orange) stock because it will grow, yield fruit, etc., in our climate and the majority of our farms where the drainage is good enough to prevent the roots from becoming water soaked. The dranges of the trifoliata are gathered as they ripen in October, November and December. The: oranges are opened and the seeds are squezzed from the orange into the soil. The oranges average forty seeds each. The seeds may be taken from the oranges as they decay but the seed should not be permitted to become dry enough to crumble nor should the oranges be placed in so great a bulk that they will heat enough to kill the germ of the_ seed. If the seeds become dry and crumble they will not germinate. The soil for the trifoliata should be prepared as for setting straw berries or planting of any small garden seed. plant in rows about 2 1-2 to 3 feet apart, planting the seed very thick, say about 1-4 to 1-2 inch apart in the row. When the seeds are in the row cover them about 1 to 1 1-2 inches deep. A lit tle cotton seed meal and acid phos phate mixed well in the soil before planting the seeds assists the plants in their growth and development. When the plants are up, weed and Vltivate them just as one would a vegetable garden. As the trees grow to a height of 3 or 4 inches -they are trensplanted to rows 3 feet apart and set 6 inches apart in the row. Here they stand until they are, as large in diameter as a lead penril when they are budded with the Satsuma buds and then cut down just above the bud, after the bud has been in the plant ten- days. (Continued on Dare 5) SCHOOL BOARD MEETING. The next regular meeting of the Parish School Board will take place in my office in Covinston, La., on Friday, January 5, 1923. ELMER E. LYON, Secretary AT THE METHODIST CHURCI. Rev. W. O. Wagner will preach at the Methodist Church, Sunday, Dec. 31, at 11 a. m. CARD OF THANAS. We wish to thank all our friends, neighbors, relatives, -and Mr. Poole, for their kindness and thoughtful 'ness during the death of our dear father, E. L. Goodbee. We are es pecially grateful to Rev. F. C. Tal mage for kind words at home and at the grave. The beautiful floral offerings were greatly appreciated. All have our heartfelt thanks. MOTHER and. CHILDREN. WARNING. It is a violation of the law (1) to 'throw trash about streets or premis es (store in barrels or boxes, burn at intervals, and place refuse avail able to garbage waeons); (2) to house consumptives for pay wtih~n 1500 feet of the courthouse: (fl to build without a permit; (4)' to sell dairy products without a per mit; (5) to keep .swine without a permit. Violators will be prose cuted. d30-2t Covington Board of Health. ORDER OF EASTERN STAR IN STAILS OFFICERS. Southern Pine Chapter, No. 81, Order of the Eastern Star, installed the newly elected officers at their meeting on Dec. 21, as follows: Mrs. Elise Pfeffer, Worthy Matron; Rex. M. Ickes, Worthy Patron; Mrs. Robina Burns, Associate Matron; E. L. Pfeffer, Secretary; Mrs. .Cora Young; Treasurer; Mrs. Elizalieth Ickes, Conductress; Mrs. J. H. War ner,. Associate Conductress; Miss A. Perreand, Ada; Miss Addie Badon, Ruth; Miss Ella Paine, Esther; Mrs. H. C. 'Homeyer, Martha; Miss Wessie L.ansing, Electa; Mrs. E; G. Richard, Chaplain; Mrs. Verna Bulloch, Mar shall;, Mrs. Rebecca Barringer, or ganist; -Mrs. Anna Dutsch, Warder' L. .A: Perireand, Sentinel. GROWING TRUCK AND FRUIT. VS. PLANTING THE PINE TREE Where Is There As Healthy a Place To Live As St. Tammany Parish? $500 A YEAR ON *TOMATOES ALONE Thompson of Bonfouca Be lieves Trucking a Pay ing Proposition By A. E. Briggs High-priced land never was made Coy forestation or reforestation, but one need only visit any orchard or truck section anywhere to be con vinced vegetable and fruit growing bring wealth not only to the land owner, but to the farmer and meich ant as well. The pessimist and skeptic in this parish are willing to agree witL -, Alexander and his Conservation De partment. After listening to their doleful and disagreeable comment that St. Tammany parish is fit only for growing pine trees, it is a con soling relief to visit and talk with a man like Mr. Thompson of Bon fouca. He is a man who has done and is doing things. And he says he has only. one fault to find with a large number of the'natives here. Otherwise they are as estimable peo ple as to be-'found anywhere, but too many of them lack patriotism toward their native parish. It seems hard for them to believe that any gogl can come out of St. Tammany parish. Certainly a man who feels thkt ..-y ought to go somewhere eke. Why does he stay here? Well, -te kno'ckers are not to be blamed `for staying here. Where is there as healthy or pleasant place to live? But if we are going to stay. here, we ought to get our eyes wide open to the many other ad."untages and op portunities which we can make for ourselves right' here. With co-op eration and a boosting spirit among us all thiis parish can be made the most prosperous country in the en tire South. Mr. Thom-psoli is one of those who is showing the way. He is looking to the future and preparing for his old age an assured income which probably could not be equaled by anything else. In short, he is growing a considerable orchard,. and it will only be a short time now until he begins to realize on his first plant ing of pecan trees. Pecans and pears and oranges are his present provision for the future. But Mr. Thompson is a practical man, and while that orchard is grow ing he is paying its way and more with :a truck - crop. He has thus earned a local sobriquet as "The Tomato King," and there is no doubting the fact that he has earned even a better title than that. For five years Mr. Thompson has from. a half acre plot sold over $500 of tomatoes every year. Last year with a drought and a shortseason his sales amounted to over $600. That signifies a high degree of suc cess. In view of the utter farce of reforestation in Louisiana, I claim that it is a better return than the Conservation Department can show for any tract of timber since it be gan its reforestation propaganda. Mr. Thompson gets a fancy price for his tomatoes by reason of the fact that he is very careful to grow the very finest of tomatoes, most careful to select perfect fruit of uni form size, and to pack it so that it arrives at his customers in the very best of condition. How does he do all this? Read this carefully and see if you can't do it too, Mr.-Farmer. You won't drive Mr. Thompson out of business, I assure you, for there is a big demand for his class of goods, bigger than he can suppity. He selects a Livingston WcoDe. Says there are others just as good, or may be better, but he likes*this one. He plants the seed in the hot bed or cold frame in January, and sets out the plants in March. The main point is to get hardy plants. They should have plenty of sunlight. Any garden book will tell how to harden up the plants. He prepares the ground 'by plow ing and replowing and harrowing un til all the grass is killed out. He has gotten his land in good shape by plowing under a lot of vegetable matter which has rotted and made an abundant supply of humus. Then about a week before planting out he puts the fertilizer into the drill row, The formula he uses is 9-4-7 ,. He regards -the potash as the most important single element. He makes but one application. Each tomato vine is staked anl tied, and all the shoots are pinched off as they come out, excepting only the first which is allowed to grow, so that the- matured vine has only two branches. After 8 bunches of fruit are set all others are pruned away. This system insures a large and uniform size of fruit. When it comes to packing, he chooses a crate which will hold just 12 tomatoes, no more and no less. He sells on his reputation for stand ard quality, and is proud to say that the man who taught .him the basi ness had to admit that the pupil had done -better than. the teacher. Perhaps the most interesting part of this story is that this successful tomato grower was no4 born or rais ed a farmer, but came from the city only a few years years ago. *What mainly distinguishes him from other men as he sees it .himself is his dis- position to study. his business -and to believe in his ability to achieve things. -When he startasto grow- any thing he reads all th6 literature he Iowa Girls Win Trip Abroad Buelah Rodgers and Kathryn Boli baugh of Iowa are two country misses from Iowa who won the can ning contest at The International Livestock Show at' Chicago. Their prize is a three months' trip to0' Europe with all ek penses pai d. T e y competed against farm girls from every state. They will demon strate their ability in canning in de vastated zones of France I?. i" .. / , ? D y " WM. C. GRIFFIJN DIES AT HOM,E IN WALDHEIM William C. Griffin died at his home here on December 20, 1922, after months of sickness and suffer ing. Mr. Griffin was well known and his many friends and relatives mourn his loss. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mary Griffin, and six children, Annie, Wm. R. Hester, Ruby, Otis and Be atrice. May his soul rest in peace. Mrs. Chas. A. Touro, of New Or leans, is spending the holidays with. relatives at Waldheim. Miss Norma Andrews returned to her home here after having spent a week with her aunt at Boothville, La., and a week with her sister, Mrs. IR. J. Lohran, in Pointealahache, La. Her mauy friends are glad to see her back ance more. The Christmas program which was I held at the home of Mr. Jacob Schadt, Monday, Dec. 25, at 7:30 p. m., was a success. Quite a host of friends attended. Pastor O. W. Luecke read the Christmas text, after which songs were sung and poems recited. Cake and candies were served. The evening was very much enjoyed by all. Mr. Norbert Fortier, of New Or leans, is visiting his aunt, Mrs. L. Andrews, and family. Mr. Tom Brunning was a W ald heim-visitor last Saturday. - 0------- ST. TAMMANY DAIRY COW PAYS PROFIT. Mr. L. J. Heintz, of Covington, is the proud owner of the high yield ipg cow of the parish, so far as the' records of the Ozone Dairy Associa tion go. He has a very fine young Holstein cow that produced 1136 pounds of milk from Nov. 4 to Dec. 4, 1922. This cow tested 3.3 per cent, producing 46.93 pounds of coli mercial butter, or 37.55 pounds of actual butterfat. What is butterfat worth? What is butter worth Figure it for your self. The feed consumed by this cow cost $12.00. The milk was sold to the Ozone Dairy Association where the tests were made and records 'and weights kept. A check goes to Mr. Heintz every two weeks for his milk. As the cow was bred, born and raised in this parish, many others could have the same cream check c6ming in every two weeks if they would milk a cow. --0- Mr. Louis F. Wehrli is decidedly pleased with the new Ford sedaf. It has the appointments' of a high priced car and the price established in the motto of Mr. Ford, "The best for the least money." It is the first Ford sedan of its kind brought to Covington. BANKS CLOSE MONDAY. Monday, January 1, being a legal holiday, the banks of the parish will be closed. FARMERS' CALENDERS FOR THE ASKING. We have a nice calender for every farmer in the parish who will call and ask for it. Covington Bank & Trust Company, Covington-Madisonville "St. Tanunany's Big Bank" NOTICE. Notice is hereby gi4en that the Police Jury of St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, will receive sealed bids at their next regular meeting, Janu ary 9, 1923, for approximately, 5000 cubie yards of sand-clay gravel, to contain not less than 50 per cent of stone. The gravel to be delivered at Slidell to 10 used on the Salt Bayou road. The Police.Jury reserves the right to reject any and all bids. F. J. MARTINDALE, d23-3t Secretary. can get on the subject, tries to fin-" out the reason for, doing anything he is advised to do, so, that he can arrive at an independent judgment as to what is the best thing to do. If it is not to be considered apart from Mr. Thompson's object lesson,. I will add the. moral to this story: Believe in yourself and believe in your parish, and let the croake "s plant their forest trees in-some other parish. We want cultivated crops, and not a wilderness. Havent. we had abundant experience that pov erty :and °a wilderness always .keel p comnpany? PERSONAL AND LOCAL NOTES FROM FOLSOM (By Stagy Correspondent) Miss Gertrude Mandot, one of our eficient teachers, handed her resig nation to Supt. E. E. Lyon 'and has closed her career as a teacher, leav ing last Saturday for her home in Baton Rduge. She will be missed by the social set as her beauty and charming personality had made her a great favorite among her large number of friends. Xmas Tree and Entertainment. Last Friday evening the Folsom public school had a Christmas tree and entertainment at the Communi ty House. The program consisted of songs, recitations and drills, the children taking their part well and showing that their teachers had de voted time anrd attention in drilling them. Santa ,Claus arrived on time loaded with all kinds of presents, each and every child being remeim bered. Oyster Supper at Community House. The ladies of the Baptist Mission ary Society served oysters at the Community House last Saturday night. There was also a contest for the most poptilar young lady. Miss Lena Moran, of Peurl River, one . our teachers, was awarded the cake as the winner. The proceeds ii: be used in helping to reseat the Baptist Church. t Young Boy Meets With Serious Ac cident. Earl Baham, 5-year-old son of Maurice Baham, of Uneedus, while playing with a tin horn, fell on his face and forced the instrument into his throat, tearing the palate loose and lascerating his throat in a horrible manner. He was rushed to the office of Dr. Fred R. Jones,. at Folsom, where he received medical attention, and after recovering from the anaesthetic was taken to his home. Blackwell-Fussell. Last Sunday at 5 p. m., Mr. Step Blackwell, of Folsom, and Mrs. El mira Fussell, of Blond, La.. were quietly married at the home of Rev. Booth. The happy couple came to the home of Mr. Blackwell, where they will reside. On Tuesday night a large crowd from here called on them and had a very enjoyable time. After a few words of welcome and congratula tions by Dr. F. R. Jones, refresh ments were served. Booth-Laird. The holiday season brought sur prise to Folsom folks -and also start ed a' new series of felicitations when it was learned that Mr. Carroll Booth and Miss Ollie Laird had slipped off to Covington and were quietly marri ed December 27, 1922. Mr. Booth is the son of Rev. Booth of Folsom and Miss Laird is a charm ing and popular young lady who has been teaching at the Onward school for some trine. She has a large num ber of friends in the Second Ward. Good wishes and congratulations will follow them• on their trip to Baton Rouge. Personals. Mr. Dewey McKee, who left two years ago for the West, returned last week from New Mexico, and is spend ing a while with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. McKee. He is looking well and brings glowing accounts of the country where he has been. Mr. John Stevens, who has been seriously ill for some time, has im proved so that his children, who have been at his bedside, feel that they can return to their homes. Mrs. B. McKee was taken to the hispital in New Orleans, Thursday, with a severe attack of plurisy, Her friends hope for a speedy recovery. Mr. and Mrs. R. I. Hughes and son, of McComb, Miss., spent Xmas with Mr. and Mrs. J. W. York. Messrs. Milton and Allen Stevens, of~Goonzales, La., are the guests of the Blackwell brothers. Misses Althea Heintz and Josie Frederick, of Covington, spent Sun day and Monday with Mr. and Mrs. Emile Heintz. Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Wallis left Tuesday for their home in Living ston, after spending a week here with relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. P. Verger and Mr. and Mrs. V. Verger and little eon visited relatives in Abita Springs, Sunday. 'Prof. G. W. Varnado left last Sat urday for his home in Franklinton to spend the holidays with his mother. Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Spring had as their guesta for the, hiilidays Mr.. and . (Continued .o page 6) -" ONE ACCIDENT IN MANDEVILLE CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS Former Resident,. Barnett Cusach, Accidentally Shot in New Orleans MIDNIGHT MASS LARGELY ATTENDED Santa Claus jdi Christmas Trees, and Other News and Social Doings (By Stai~ CorresJondent) Mandeville, Dec. 28.-A very quiet Christmas was recorded in Mande ville. Regardress of. the absence of puolic demonstrations, :family ob servances were many aid" old Santa paid his annual visit to homes ,and gladdened the hearts of the children. The season has brought home our college folks to remain in our midst until 1922 expires and then again to resume studies. Christmas Fireworks Victim. . Little Bertha Baudot, unconscious ly holding a lighted firecracker in her hand, received painful injuries when it exploded, the contents en tering her eye. The black powder and fragments had to be removed, which was quite painful., Although still bandaged, her eye is improving. This was the only accident that oc curred" in Mandeville on Christmas Day. Midnight Mass Largely Attended. One of the largest gathering that has ever witnessed Midnight Mass was present Sunday nigfht in Our Lady of the Lake Church. lbth Catholics and non-Catholics consti tuted the congregation. Just before Mass began the singing of "Silent Night" filled the church with a Christmas atmosphere. Then came High- Mass, offered by Rev. Thomas Schuster, local pastor. The choir rendered exceptional music through ouit the service. A very large num ber received communion. Father Thomas delivered a short but beauti ful sermon, in which he wished all those present the joys of the season. iBarnett Cusach Shot By a Friend. Mr. Barnet Cusach was shot in the stomach last Saturday by a friend with whom he was shaking hands. Cusach was immediately rushed to the hospital and an operation per formed. Doctors assert that he is out of danger. Although living in New Orleans, Mandeville still feels that she has a claim on this young man who lived here during childhood. Mr. Cusach always was very popular and had scores of friends. In former years he was Mandeville's star pitcher. We are all glad to learn that he will recover from his wounds. Eleventh Child Arrives. The stork left the eleventh child at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Griffin last Thursday morning-a fine little girl. Student Body Enjoys Christmas Tree. After Santa Claus had arrived and taken his place at the Christnma tree, the 'pupils of Mandeville Hi gave a pleasing and entertaining pro gram consisting of songs, recitation, and readings. Many ladies of the School League with numbers of non members formed a large part of the audience. Prior to the distribution of the gifts, Miss Lois Chapin, principal, complimented those who had par ticipated in the program and express ed her desire -to organize a Glee Club among the high school girls. The evening's affair ended with presentation of -goodies to the en tire student body. Mandevillians Add to Lacombe Mass. Adding much .to Christmas Mass at the Sacred Heart Church in La combe was the rendition of Battam's Mass, the series of songs sung at high mass. Father Francis, pastor of the church, was indeed proud of the choir's singing and extended thanks to those who composed it. The choir included Miss Elsie Vul liet, Mrs. H. Vulliet; Miss Edvige Vulliut, Mrs. Val Meyers, Mr. and Mrs. P. Villars. Catholic School Program. Under the direction of the teach ers of Our Lake of the Lake Pa rochial School, the children gave a much appreciated Christmas pro= gram to a large assembly last Thurs day night. Many numbers were pre sented. The combined amount from they door receipts and refreshments net-. ted a very nice sum. Union Church Holds Christmas Tree Celebration. A Christmas tree program w as rendered at the Union Protestant Church, under the auspices of Miss Ella Paine. With the assistance of the Sunday School pupils a veryen joyable program was rendered. ' The tree was beautifully decorated with Christmas ornaments and color ed lights. Tho Salita Claus was not present, he did not forgetthe child ren, for each pupil received a gift and fruit. The reading of Mr. H. Russ was especially enjoyed, along with the other numbers. Basketball Team Entertained. One of the most pleasant events of the week was the supper given last Thursday evening by Miss J. Elder, in honor of the Mandeville Hi l)"sketball team. Each guest re ceived dainty favors. In attendance besides the hostess were Misses Lois Chapin, Ella Paine, Bertha Flick. Onita Russ, Gladys Howze, Messrs. Preston anxft Clay Prieto, Wilbur Wallace, Claude Poirson, Eads Russ and Rene Dubourg. Glay Evening Spent With Miss Paine. The- Senior Epworth League and friends were guests at a very enjoy able Christmas party at the home of (Contliued on paog 6), TWO MEN KILLED IN HANDLING TIMBERS AT SLIDELL Delayed Mail of Regular Correspondent Tells Story of Accident C. M. PIERCE AND I. T. SPENCE News Notes and Personals and Slidell Doings of the Week -Delayed Correspondence. Slidell, Dec. 22.-A most heart rendering tragedy occurred Decem Ifer 20, at 3:25 p. m., when Mr. C. M. Pearce and Mr. 1. T. Spence, who were at work on the bridge just south of the South Draw, were in stantly killed by a piece of falling timber.. The timber struck Mr. Pearce on the back of the head and Mr. Spence on the forehead, knock him into the lake. After dragg ing'an hour for the body they finally recovered it. Mr. Pierce's body fill on the track. Mr. Pearce is a we'.-known and a well-thought-of citizen here.- Every one that knew him thinks of him with remembrances of his kind life and holds' him ih the greatest esteem. The funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at 3:30 o'clocih by Rev. Giles of the Methodist Church. A procession of the pupils of the ninth, tenth and eleventh grades (one of the family being In each grade) followed by the Hi-Y boys (one of the boys -belonging to this organization), marched in procession to the church, and from the chitrch to the cemetery. Many beautiful flowers were placed on-the grave, en tirely covering it. All of the citizens of Slidell join us in expressing our sympathies to the family. Mr. Spence, a native of Meridian, was carried to New, Orleans ,Thurs day evening. Slidell, Dec. 28.-The Christmas exercises at the Methodist and Pres byterian Churches were held last Friday night. Both programs were delightful and were enjoyed by all. The' Baptist Christmas exercises were held Sunday night. The pro gram took one back to: the time of the-b"i~*h-e-Ghr4st., -iThe house was dark, and the inn and manger-were complete. After the pilgrims and shepards came the star, and the fig ures of Mary and 'Joseph with the babe in the manger. The scene was very realistic.. The young people enjoyed a party at the Community House :Monday night. " Mr. S. Carr entertained at a party Wednesday night in honor of Miss Lucille and Mr.- Lamar Yates. Quite an enjoyable time was spent; A darce at the Community House, Wednesday night, afforded the young yeople much pleasure.. Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Simmons en -ertained Mr. Simmons' Sunday ahool Class, Thursday night. An. -njoyable evening was spent and n.any interesting games played. The aostesses were assisted by Miss Ednt ,immons. A delicious salad course was served and every one declared chemelves as having had a. wonder ful time. Mr. Charles Huff, of Poplarv'le, attended the dance Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs.. F. C. Coney and family motored to Magnolia to spend the Christmas holidays. Mr. and Mrs. O. Reid had as their guests for the week end Mr. and Mrs. Willis Tate, of Baton Rouge. Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Smith and family spent Christmas in Coving ton with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Smith spent Christmaslin Bogalusa. Mr. and Mrs. O. Reid motored to Poplarville and Picayune to spend the Christmas holidays. Miss Urselle Smith, of New Or leans, visited Miss Gladys- Crockett 'uesday and Wednesday. Miss Evelyn Crow is visiting 'in Lake Charles. Miss. Gladys Crockett will leave January 2d to enter training at the Hotel Dieu. Miss- Velma Shay is visiting in, Angie. Mr. and Mrs. McCants and daught er, Miss Thelma, of New Orleans, spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. Quave. Mr. and Mrs. W. N:.Crockett and family and Miss Bernice Crockett are spepding the holidays in Ruston. Mr. And Mrs. W. J. Sebastian and daughter, Miss Alicia, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Cleveland and Mr. Joe Sebastian spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. c. M. Tilly. (Continued on cage 6) ---0----* MEETING OF PARISH MEDICAL SOCIETY., The St. Tammany Parish Medical Society, at its annual meeting held last week in Covington, elected the following officers for the ensuing year: President, Dr. J. K. Griffith, Slidell; vice-president, Dr. G. A. Pennington, Madisonville; secretary treasurer,' Dr. F. R. Singleton, 311i dell; delegate to the State Medical Society, Dr. J. F. Polk, Slidell; al ternate, Dr. F. F. Young, Jr., Cov ington. These officers will be installed at the annual banquet Jan. 11, 1923. Baton Rouge was unanimously en dorsed for the 1924 meeting of- the Louisiana State Medical Society. Those present were Drs. A. G. Maylie, H. D. Bulloch1: G. A. Penning .on, J. K. Griffith, J. F. Polk, F. R. Singleton,, F . pYoung, Jr., 3, F, MADISON VILL CELEBRATES BUILDiNG OF :NEW ROAD The "Old Home Town Mar shal," St. Nick Him~rsel and All Side Dishes A BIG TIME FOR A, BIG` THING Auto Accidents, Basketball and Other News aud Social Notes Madisonville, Dec. 28. Christmasi Eve, at 2:30 o'clock, a grand 'parade was staged in Madisonville for the. benefit of the good roads campalgi. in conformity with -all precedent campestral rules. The Old Hom" Town Marshal, gaily attired, led the parade mounted upon a.. glloping` steed. Next came Old Saint, Nick himself, stationed on a-no niot a prancing reindeer, but a mule whose speedometer registered 1 mile =ipr hour, wide open. Then cloifig- th., grand, coteries of officials':- asMr. Galatas on a prancing pony cloeiy followed by some: twentyia:.utomoý biles with the citizens for good 'roads.' A few glimmers were added tdo the affair when Mr.'Gahatas rode Into the drugstores and caused quite.a. little excitement.. He rode his pro CIug steed up the steep front porch stepa of the Koepp 'Kottage, down throu.h the spacious dining hall,, _re. t ,L the guests'- as they ate:. t Iwa:' novel stunt. Big Track Turns Turtle, A big 2-ton truck firom Ponchar toula and -carrying:the. Poncl.atoula.. basketball team -'to Covington ; etast Friday evening turned turtlef'but-. , the Ponchatoula rosd. .just on the - outskirts of Madisonville, pinning its occupants underneath; The aced. : dent, it is said, was unavoidable id4 according to the statement;rt oftone of. the occupants; the. machine struck. . a cow and headed afor: a deepdidtch,' turning over as the driver attempted to swerve it back into the road. I,-The truck was badly damager buta' thet boys escaped injury with' the except tion. of a Mr:. Slatp, wa. reeeived lacerations of the head a; .arm, Ford Car Catapults Domio Stee. Em - bnkmseit. . Saturday evening :a -Ford touring-i, car' from. Bogal"sa, with four eoc.ca piants; after deofr a""is oiVtWi. W and' turns -catapulted down a steep: embankment on the Covlngton road two miles fom here.: It is usald the: driver lost control of the. wlheelAind the car perfected ;two' somersagilts, landing on its wheels, scattering the boys at intervals in the deep ditch, half filled, with water. T ho unhurt they were severely shaken up.. The'i car was badly damagedil. .. Miss Hilda Quave Badl? it ed. Friday morni: aboutS' O8 .'lB.l Miss Hilda Quave' w.s badly? burned when she -caught :fre while ,sitting. close to an open. grate. _::T, ~~ almost immediately .envelopedbS.e before sassistance reachead "her eide.r She was in a" critical "ondritoi.t'b:tit is now out' of danger and iplxhroi ,; Basketball. Wednesday, evening the Spanieh Team from St. Paul's College, Coi': 'ngton, :took the "leasure of the M.. 4' C4. to the tune of 17 10 'i.a s all 'round snappy 'game playd in the college .gym. The ..i °s.iit all. ended 6-5: in the local boys `avor, but the last 'half :found Wthe' college: team nosing ahead: The fenal acore was 17-10: A return game is scheduled for. Jan. 1st on the Madisonville court. Christmas Fireworks Victims. Joseph LeBlanc and Margaret Pel-." lat,: both small -echildren; Were vi. tims, of Christmas f.ieworks. A toy gun ,with. which the little boy Wasd' playing, accidently went off i'sending the charge through his -left hatnd. . The little, girl was painfully ý.nred., when her dress Caught fromteaih flames of a ,bonfire ,in .which sl.e attem.iting to light 'a' -a"t~ i rill" °'re-. cracker. Both childreni suffered slight - but very painfuil inurtiese They were the only victims of fire works thus far. ChristmaS Dance a Delighttful Affair. The scrip dance 'given Christmas night at the RiversideCate&wasa d4 cided success. The music furnished by the Pontchatoula boys was won derful. `The crowded floor :"held guests from Bogalusa, Slidell,: Man deville. Covington and Pontchatoula.I Track Ride-t C6vington, ..: A truck ride to Covington was en ioyedtin. the afternoon of Christmas - Day by a number of Madisonville girls and boys. Those participating were Misses Louise Badeauxi, Thelma Pollear. Dimples Ballam. Denat Chat elier,. Edith Badeaux, Pinkie Golle hon, Bonnie Mae Smith, Lillian Dav enport. Althea Badeax. and Messrs. Lloyd Heughan, Joseph Stein, Bennie Chatelter, Vernon.Davenport, Henry Vergez, Marshal Badeaux, Groves Davenport and Harry Baggett MR. BRIcGS BUYS TY E NE.WMAN STOCK PARM. - Mr.. A. E. Brigs ha °boUght 'the Newman dairy and' stock frmt and i arranting' for. important improve - : ments in it.. Mr. Briggs is a man.of experience and unusual -ability, and under, his progressive management the dairy industry" will have a. new stimulus- and a booster' for this lim eportant industry. - 'Mr. Briggs has been, oined by Mrs. Briggs for the few,: days required for looking over thiings and gi> itg at tention to chances:. It is unde stood, however, that: no permanent. residence will be established there. It is probable that' r. iand Mrs. Biigg will :spend mostof' their time in' New, Orleans.