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SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 1914.
If it isn't against the law to ask
such things out loud, we'd like to
know what has become of the New
Orleans Exposition of Big Ideas?
Arguments were heard by the su
lreme court of Louisiana last Satur
day in the \Wvalters-I)nlbar kidnaping
case, appealed from St. Landry par
ish, and the Duval and Dora Murff
murder case, appealed from Acadia.
Dr. Y. H. LeMolnnier of New Or
leans, who fought as a Confederate
private in the great battle of Shiloh,
has had a marble shaft erected on
that historic field in memory of his
comrades who fell in the bloody
Having got rid of its other war
measures, the Louisiana general as
sembly now threatens to raise a big
ruction over a batch of near-beer,
local option and prohibition bills.
Better cut 'em all out, boys, sober
up, get through and go home.
California is having a real live
volcano in action. Several erup
tions have occurred on Mount Las
sen, near Redding, throwing smoke
and ashes 2000 feet high. One man
was killed and several injured by
falling debris during one of the erup
tions. If the Golden State can pull
off this stunt again next year it
ought to be a big drawing card for
the Panama-Pacific exposition.
The Mexican tangle seems to be a
bit more tangled than ever. The
mediators at Niagara Falls are dead
locked over the selection of a provi
sional president to succeed Huerta,
and persistent reports come from
northern Mexico of a serious breach
between Gens. Carranza and Villa,
leaders of the Constitutionalists.
Last week the outlook for an early
adjustment of the problem of restor
ing peace seemed very favorable, but
a decided change for the worse has
come over the situation.
Bankers Defeat Guaranty Measure.
By a 9 to 3 vote the house com
mittee on ways and means brought in
an unfavorable report on the
Schwing bank deposit bill. The line
up on the proposition was as follows:
Yeas-Clayton, Roberts and Bryant.
Nays-Gay, Generelly. Friedrichs, An
derson, Kantz, Jahncke, Ferguson,
Gordon and Keith.
Senator J. E. Norwood of Magnolia,
Miss., who. was one of the crusaders
who succeeded in getting a bank de
posit act through the Mississippi leg
islature, spoke In favor of the mea
"The Schwing bill won't hurt any
one," he said. "It makes it optional
with the banks of the state whether
they will enter the bank guarantee
systems. Why are the big bankers ob
jecting? Because they know a small
bank with its deposits guaranteed
will have equal prestige with them."
L. M. Pool and E. T. Merrick, of
New Orleans, spoke against the mea
sure. The contribution of 1-2 of 1
per cent required of banks by the
bill would raise only $34,000 per year
in the state, and this fund would be
inadequate 'to do any good. One bank
failure in a year would wipe out the
whole guarantee funds. The whole
system, as provided for by the
Schwing bill, was futile, they said.
BAYOU LAFOURCHE LOCKS.
There has been introduced in the
lower house of the state legislature
a bill by Representative Picard of
Ascension amending and re-enacting
section two of Act No. 9 of 1900,
which act authorized the joint or
ganization of the Atchafalaya and
Lafourche levee boards to construct
locks at the head of Bayou La
fourche. The object of this amend
ment is to facilitate the levee boards
in carrying out the obligation which
both boards have recognized as rest
ing upon them. A similar bill has
been introduced in the upper branch
of the legislature by Senator Himel
of this district.
Under the present law the boards
are authorized, in order to meet the
expense of constructing the locks, to
issue separately their notes, but the
law contains the restriction that one
of these notes must be payable each
year, and that the notes must be for
not less than twenty thousand dol
The proposed amendment Is to
eliminate these restrictions, and to
leave entirely to the joint boards the
question of determining how the
notes shall mature and in what de
nominations they shall be. The
amendment also permits the boards
to issue notes or bonds.
Under the present restriction the
levee boards have found it difficult to
float the obligations such as they
were authorized to issue. They could
not be taken by the small investor
because the denomination was too
large; they were not attractive to
the large investor because of the
short term the notes were allowed
The proposed amendment is in line
with the law on every other public
improvement authorized, for road, t
drainage, sewerage and school dis
tricts are all empowered to fix the .
denomination of the obligation au
thorized to be issued and the re
spective maturities of the obligation.
With a survey recommended by the c
United States senate committee on
commerce, it is expected a large por
tion of the cost of constructing the
locks, if not the entire cost, will be
borne by the federal government. F
The levee boards have pledged c
through their respective presidents I
to pay at least half Ithe cost if the ti
federal government will pay the other 3
half and take charge of the work. 21
Should the two boards be called up- b
on to contribute to the cost of this PI
work, it is necessary thait they be ri
placed in a position whereby they e!
can readily secure the funds to de- R
volte to the important project, now pi
delayed so many years. The bill ct
now pending should receive the unani- of
- mous support of the general assem- bl
GRIST OF THE LEGISLATIVE
Louisiana's legislative mill at Ba
ton Rouge is grinding away steadily,
and the grist promises to comprise
the average number of new laws of
varying importance added to the
state s already voluminous collection
of statutes. A few constitutional
amendments are to be thrown in for
good measure, thus affording the peo
ple another chance to vote for or
against further patching-up of the or
anic law of the commonwealth, but
it is not probable election commis
sioners will have the privilege of re
peating the convenient practice of
making up returns without the trou
blesome formality of counting these
votes, since the general assembly is
likely to enact a law that will make
it as much of an offense to falsify re
turns on a constitutional amendment
as it is to count out a candidate for
The general appropriation bill, pro
viding for the expenditure of some
thing more than the state's estimated
revenues of $11,000,000 for the next
two years, was introduced in the
house of representatives this week.
The great majority of the numerous
items making up this important mea
sure are alike in character and
amounts to those in the appropria
tion bill passed in 1912; in some in
stances there have been increases
and in more cases reductions as com
pared with the previous allotments.
The leading educational institutions
under state control, the charity hos
pitals at New Orleans and Shreve
port, and the insane asylums at Pine
ville and Jacksop, are booked for in
creased appropriations, but of course
the committee found it an impossi
ble task, as always, to grant all that
was asked in behalf of these worthy
institutions or to provide anything
at all for a good many other merit
The house has passed the Manion
bill proposing a e00ntitutional amend
ment to exempt money on 4eposit
from taxation, and the senate ap
proved by a two-thirds vote Senator
Clinton's proposed constitutional
amendment to increase the salary of
the governor to $7500 a year, taking
effect after the expiration of the
present governor's term.
Among the measures that have
been "relegated to the junk pile" by
indefinite postponement is Mr. Tete's
proposition for the holding of a con
stitutional convention, Mr. Schwing's
bill to merge the various levee
boards, and two bills to increase the
powers of the Louisiana State
Board of Health.
Several salary-increasing bills have
been defeated, among them one to
raise the yearly stipends of the
members of the conservation com
mission $1200 each.
A bill to abolish restricted dis
tricts in towns and cities was de
feated in the house, but has been
reconsidered and returned to the cal
endar for further consideration. The
vote on reconsideration was a tie,
which Speaker Thomas decided in the
Representative Buie's resolution for
a probe of the Tensas levee board's
land sales, which had passed the
house without Alpposition, was de
feated in Xthe IAifate by 27 to 13
The bill amending the general
drainage act passed the senate unan
Mr. Harper's bill to prohibit gam
bling in cotton futures was reported
unfavorably in the senate.
Mr. Schwing's bill to require
sheriffs, tax collectors, assessors and
clerks of court to keep a record of
fees collected was favorably reported
to the house, and so was Mr. Man
ion's bill proposing a constitutional
amendment granting suffrage to wo
men. The latter measure was made
the special order in the house for
ie A pending bill proposes to prohibit
le divorced persons from remarrying
le while the other spouse is living.
e Much interest and no little opposi
tion have been aroused by Represent
ative Johnson's bill to put the seven
state educational institutions under
le the control of a board of three mem
re bers to be appointed by the gover
of nor, replacing the present state
ig board of education 'nd several boards
0, of trustees. At a hearing this week
fr- Representatives Johnson and Locke
id and State Superintendent Harris ap
ct peared as advocates of the bill, while
,a- Presidents Boyd of the Louisiana
d- State University, Stephens of the
is Lafayette industrial institute and
:h Huckaby of the blind institute at
at- Baton Rouge argued against the mea
is sure. Further hearings are to be
el According to the New Orleans
Times-Picayune's count, 650 bills and
is 75 resolutions had been introduced
le in the general assembly up to the
to close of last week's business. Of
ie this number five had been promulgat
le ed, fifteen more had passed both
,h houses and awaited the governor's
;r approval, thirty-three senate bills
4 had gone over to the house for con
currence and about 100 house bills
to had been sent to the senate, leaving
to approximately 497 measures in the
ie legislative hopper, less a small num
ber killed off by defeat or indefi
The five measures finally passed
is and promulgated are as follows:
Act No. 1-Making an appropria
le tion to defray the expenses of the
o general assembly.
, Act No. 2-Concurrent resolution
d commending President Wilson for
r landing troops at Vera Cruz.
o Act No. 3-Authorizing the New
o Orleans dock board to cede to the
e navy department a landing at the
d head of Esplanade street.
Act No. 4-Concurrent resolution
e memorializing congress to open the
c port of New Orleans to the impor
tation of cattle from southern coun
e Act No. 5-Concurrent resolution
instructing the state engineers to
inquire into the action of railroads
in throwing up embankments which
obstruct the flow of Calcasieu river.
The following climatological. data
is gleaned from Local Observer
Park's statistical report of weather
I conditions at Donaldsonville for the ;
month of May: Maximum tempera- ,
ture, 90 degrees, on the 7th and
31st; minimum, 54 degrees, on the
2nd; mean, 74 degrees, .6 of a degree 1
below the normal. Clear days, 19; c
partly cloudy, 5; cloudy, 7. Total <
rainfall, 5.92 inches, 1.62 inches in 1
excess of normal for the month. c
Rain fell on eight days, the greatest i
precipitation in twenty-four hours oc- J
curring on the 1st, when a downpour l
of 2 inches was recorded. The wind I
blew from the east during the great- f
er part of the month. Ia
ROOSEVELT RETURNS HOME.
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt came
back safely from his South American
trip, reaching New York May 19,
on the steamship Aidan from Para,
Brazil. From an Associated Press
despatch it is learned that "With
a few crisp sentences Col. Roosevelt
reaffirmed the verity of the 'river
of doubt,' curtly denied having ex
pressed himself as to presidential
probabilities for 1916 or the Mexican
situation, declared he would not run
for governor of New York, made a
few deprecatory remarks about his
critics, and with harbor craft tooting
and flags fluttering was taken on
board a tug, which proceeded to
According to accounts given by the
newspapers the distinguished ex
president's journey through the South
American wilds was very interesting
and successful, among its most nio
table achievements being the discov
ery of a hitherto unknown tribe of
people and a river not shown on any
map nor mentioned in any geog
A large collection of specimens of
birds, animals, etc., was made by the
party, and it may be taken for
granted that a graphic account of
the experiences and results of the
trip will be given to the world
through the medium of the gifted pen
and fluent vocabulary of the many
sided traveler, statesman, author and
mighty hunter who led the expedition
into the previously unexplored heart
of the South American continent.
It may also be taken for granted
that everybody in the country, irre
spective of preferences as between
the antlered bull-moose, the ponder
ous elephant and the blatant donkey,
will hanker for an opportunity to
read the graphic and exditing story.
BANK EXAMINER YOUNG WINS
The supreme court of Louisiana. h8,a
decided that (ov, hall had no pow
er to remove State Bank Examiner
W. L. Young from office; that the
removal could only be made through
impeachment proceedings in the gen
eral assembly as prescribed by the
The governor has therefore with
drawn from the senate the nomina
tion of R. N. Sims of Ascension to
succeed to the position held by Mr.
While the friends of Mr. Sims sin
cerely regret that he is not at this
time to become examiner of banks,
an office for which they regard him as
particularly well qualified, there is
of course nothing to do in the mat
ter save to accept the decree of
the highest state court with good
grace and to join in the general hope
that the victorious incumbent will
succeed in administering the func
tions of his -important post in a sat
isfactory manner during the remain
der of his term.
Road Work Progressing.
A meeting of the committee in
charge of the construction of gravel
roads in the first district of the par
ish was held at the courthouse Tues
day night to consider matters rela
tive to the work being done on that
portion of the highway now in course
of improvement, along the west bank
of Bayou Lafourche, Engineer M. H.
Richardson, who had been engaged to
supervise the building of the roads
on behalf of the police jury, tendered
his resignation and it was accepted.
Another engineer will be employed,
and pending his arrival K. A. Aucoin
will supervise the work and see that
the terms of the contract are fully
complied with. An inspection of the
road was made Tuesday by W. E.
Atkinson, head of the state highway
department, who gave the work his
Arrangements have been made
whereby the engineer who is inspedt
ing the gravel being shipped to Calca
sieu 'parish from the pits near Alexan
dria will also examine the gravel
consigned to Ascension, to make sure
that it measures up to specifications
in every particular.
Work on the roads is progressing
favorably and a good part of the
stretch from the Assumj tion line to
this city has already been graveled.
Since the above was put in type,
- W. H. Norkauer, an expert road en
gineer who has been directing the
c building of shell and gravel roads for
the state, has been secured to over
see the construction of the Ascension
roads, and will arrive here Monday
- to assume charge of the work.
Want "Edenborn" Renamed Gonzales.
A fight is to be made to have
"Edenborn" station on the L. R.
and N. Railroad, in Ascension parish,
A petition asking that the old
name of the station be restored was
filed with the railroad commission
on the 11th inst., signed by 300 per
sons living at or near Gonzales.
Six years ago when the Louisiana
Railway and Navigation Company lost
its fight for the location of the Gon
zales depot, the road changed the
name of the station from Gonzales
[ An effort was made then to have
the old station name reinstated,
but the commission did not have the
authority. The courts so held.
Four years ago Joe Gonzales, after
whose folks the town was named,
then a member of the general as
sembly, got an act through the leg
islature giving the railroad commis
sion the authority to "name depots."
On the strength of this authority,
which he himself secured for the
commission four years ago, Mr. Gon
zales now proposes to make a fight
for the restoration of the old name,
by which the town and the postoffice
Death 'of Charles Judice.
Charles Judice, a native and life
long resident of Ascension parish,
died at his home at Barton at 8:30
a. m. last Monday, after a two
weeks' illness, aged forty-nine years,
eight months and sixteen days. De
ceased was a member at the well
known firm of Judice Bros., black
smiths and wheelwrights, and was an
upright and honorable man and an
exemplary citizen, who was generally
esteemed. The funeral cortege de
parted from his late residence at 8
o'clock Tuesday morning and pro
ceeded to Donaldsonville, where ser
vices were - held in the Catholic
church at 9 a. m., interment follow
ing in the Catholic cemetery. Mr.
Judice is survived by two brothers,
Messrs. Paul and Henry Judice, of
Barton, whose many friends sym
pathize with them in their bereave.
NO ALUM,NO LIME PHOSPHATE
S. V. 1. Ends Successful Session.
The seventy-first a:txual commence
ment exercises of St. Vincent's In
stitute, conducted by the Sisters of
Charity, were held at the Grand
Theatre Wednesday forenoon in the
presence of a brilliant assemblage.
The program arranged for the occa
sion was an unusually interesting and
pleasing one, and the manner in
which the various features were ren
dered bespoke a notable degree of
talent on the part of the students
who took part, and much careful pre
paration and training by their pains
taking and conscientious preceptors.
The order of the exercises was as
Piano solo, "The Song of the
Alps," Miss Enola Fernandez.
Chorus, "Welcome," vocal class.
Salutatory, "Retrospection," Miss
Awarding of diplomas and medals,
Rev. V. M. Scramuzza.
Chorus, "A Cure for the Blues," lit
Recitation, "Papa's Letter," fourth
and fifth grades.
Piano solo, "Salut A Pesth," Miss
Recitation, "Voices from the School
Room," entire school.
Chorus, "Hurrah for a Holiday,"
Essay, "Ideals," Miss ILeona Mau
Piano duet, "The Whirlpool," Miss
es Bernadette and Dolores Mattingly.
Pantomime, "Kathleen Mavour
neen," sixth and seventh grades.
Chorus, "Whispering Hope," vocal
Piano duet, "Brocken Revels,"
Misses E. Fernandez and B. Mat
Chorus, "Rainbows," vocal class.
Valedictory, "Through Trials to
Triumph," Miss Enola Fernandez.
Address to graduates, Rev. V. M.
"Good Bye, Sweet Day," vocal
In testimony of having completed
the course of study prescribed by the
institution, dipldmas and gold medals
were awarded to Misses Enola M.
Fernandez, Bernadette L. Mattingly
and Leona M. Maurin. There young
ladies have graciously sacrificed their
medals, earned after several years of
patient study and faithful applica
tion, to the purchase ef a gold
chalice, an offering to the chapel of
their alma mater in memory of their
dearly beloved Sister Clotilda, who
was for more than fifty years at the
head of the Institute. The generous
renunciation of these coveted trophies
is an act which reflects honor apd
credit upon the sweet young grad
uates, and attests the nobility of the
principles instilled into them by the
gentle Sisters comprising the faculty
of the worthy institution.
The address to the graduates by
Rev. V. M. Scramuzza was a most
enjoyable feature of the program, and
elicited a spontanenos expression of
appreciation from the large audience
in the shape of enthusiastic applause.
A more eloquent or inspiring dis
course has never been heard on a
similar occasion in this ci'ty, and the
many beautiful thoughts expressed in
such chaste language by the gifted
young prelate will long linger in the
memory of all his hearers. 'Father
Scramuzza was formerly one of the
assistant priests at the local Catho
lic church, but Is now stationed in
New Orleans, where he is greatly be
loved by his parishioners.
Closing Exercises of Dutchtown High
On Thursday night, June 4, the
commencement exercises of the
Dutchtown High School were held in
the auditorium of the school. 'Ihe
vast audience present showed the in
terest they took in the school and
in the members of the graduating
class, seven in number, three girls
and four boys. The girls all wore
and sweet, having made them them
and sweet, having made them them
selves in the domestic science de
partment of the school. Dr. Delmar
T. Powers of L. S. U. delivered a
splendid address which was greatly
appreciated. His topic blended very
well with the class motto, "Life and
Honor." The auditorium was artis
tically decorated in the class colors,
pink and green. Leslie LeBlane,
president of the seniors, was the
dignified chairman of the evening,
and the interesting program was as
Invocation, Rev. J. C. Gonon.
Quartette, "A Wish to the Moun
Welcome address, Fernand Mar
Class prophecy, Mabel Babin.
Toast to the Seniors, "Past, Pres
ent, and Future," Noah Landry.
Piano solo, Louise Landry.
Farewell address, Marie Dafgle.
Class history, Joseph Babin.
Class poem, Leslie LeBlanc.
Juniors' farewell to the Seniors,
Address, Dr. Powers.
Award of medals, W. M. Babin.
Award of diplomas, Supt. J.. L.
Class song, Seniors.
C. T. Norsworthy, local manager
for the Cumberland Telephone and
Telegraph Company, has been pro
moted to the position of .local mana
ger for the company at Donaldson
ville. Mr. Norsworthy will remove
to his new location as soon as the
telephone officials can find a suit
able man to succeed him as manager
here.-St. Franeiaville True-Demo
WANT RICE MILL REOPENEDS
Chamber of Commerce Seeking to Se
cure Resumption of Operations at
Local Plant-Better Facilities
for Handling Rice Desired.
As one of the numerous phases of
its activity in behalf of Donaldson
ville and surrounding country, the
Chamber of Commerce has interested
itself in the matter of securing a
resumption of operations by the Don
aidsonville rice mill, which is the
city's largest industrial enterprise and
a valuable adjunct to the commercial
resources of the community. A let
ter was addressed by the organiza
tion to the Louisiana State Rice
Milling Company, owners of the local
plant, to the following effect: "We
have noticed with great concern the
continued idleness of your mill at
Donaldsonville, and beg that you
kindly inform us whether there is
any hope of an early resumption of
operations. In this connection, per
mit us to offer you our co-operation
in any way you may suggest we can
A reply was received under date
of June 10, reading as follows:
"Mr. R. S. Vickers, Secretary Cham
ber of Commerce, Donaldsonville,
"Dear Sir:-This is to acknowledge
your letter of June 9.
"The Donaldsonville mill is, we
consider, one of our best plants, and
we more than any other individual
or body regret that circumstances
force us to keep same idle most of
"There are numerous factors that
preclude the operation of this mill,
chief among which we might men
tion that notwithstanding the fact
that Donaldsonville is located on the
Mississippi river, one of the world's
greatest waterways, the mill at Don
aldsonville is practically deprived of
all benefit of water facilities.
"In shipping rice to that point, In
tho first place, there i: no wharf
to unload same on, and there being
no warehouse wharfage, the rice is
exposed to the elements on the bat
ture; besides, tribute of one cent per
hundred pounds wharfage must be
paid, to say nothing of the heavy
drayage cost up the batture over the
levees to the mill, and this, as above
stated, practically deprives the mill
of water facilities.
"There are other factors, but were
the one specifically mentioned over
come to the extent that we could
economically, safely and convenient
ly handle large quantities of rough
rice to the mill from the river, it
would be an incentive for all con
cerned to go ahead and overcome the
other lesser drawbacks." The com
munication bore the signature of L.
M. Simon, of the rough rice depart
ment of the company.
Upon receipt of this letter a meet.
ing of the executive committee of the
Chamber of Commerce was called to
consider the matter, It was pointed
out that the construction of a new
wharf by the municipality provides
ample storage facilities for the rough
rice shipped to this point for milling,
thus removing one of the factors cited
by the Louisiana State Company in
explanation of the closing down of the
local mill. With reference to wharf
and drayage fees, there is no reason
why a satisfactory schedule of
charges can not be agreed upon, and
to further adjust the cost of delivery
of rice to the mill, it was decided to
appeal to the Louisiana Railroad Com
mission foe a better river rate on
shipments of rough rice to this city.
Accordingly, a letter was directed to
Shelby Taylor, of Crowley, member
of the railroad commission from this
district, inviting him to visit Don
Ildsonville at his earliest conveni
ence with a view to assisting 'the
Chamber of Commerce in the matter
of securing a just freight rate for the
It is hoped some agreement may
be arrived at that will result in the
plant being placed in operation, and
as tlhe rice acreage in this section
ias been materially enlarged this
year and an abundant yield is prom
Esed, there is every reason to be
[ieve a sufficient quantity of 'the
:ereaI canf be supplied to keep the
Big establishment in continuous oper.
stion for several months.
Point Hournas Plantation Sold.
The Point Houmas plantation on
the west bank of the river in the
fourth ward of Ascension parish,
about five miles below Donaldson
ville, was sold at public auction last
Saturday by Sheriff E. C. HansQn,
pursuant to an order of court issued
in the suit of Bank of Baton Rouge
vs. Emile LeBoeuf, wherein plaintiffs
were awarded judgment for $14,235.
60, with 7 per cent interest from
Jan. 21, 1913. The purchaser was
Firmin Reynaud, president of the
Bank of Lutcher, who bid $19,000 for
the property. The place contains
about 1200 arpents of first-class land,
and the improvements comprise a
small but well-equipped sugarhouse, a
commodious dwelling, store building,
labins, stables, barns and outhouses.
Point Houmas was for many years
owned by the late John Cofield, and
in the hey-day of the Louisiana su
gar industry was one of the best con
ducted and . most profitable sugar
plantations in this section. The
place has been cultivated mainly in
rice for the last several years, but
was gradually being replanted in
cane, a small tonnage of the latter
crop .having been ground at the re
habilitated factory during the past
For a Monument to Francis T.
At the suggestion of Mrs. J. E. St.
Martin, of upper Ascension, a fund
has been started for the purpose of
erecting a monument to General
Francis Tillou Nicholls, Louisiana's
great leader and patriot, the mem.
orial to be located in Louisiana
Square, in this city, opposite the spot
where General Nicholls was born on
Aug. 20, 1834. Contributions to this
worthy cause, no mattwr how small,
will be welcomed. Mrs. St. Martin
will act as treasurer of the fund, and
the same will be deposited in the
savings departments of the two local
banks. All those desiring to contri
bute can do so by communicating
with Mrs. St. Martin, or depositing
the money to the credit of the
Nicholls fund at either bank. Sub
scriptions will also be received by
The Chief, and due acknowledgment
of accessions to the fund will be
made in these columns. The list to
date is as follows:
Mrs. J. E. St. Martin .......$5 00
Walter Lemann .... 5 00
Emile E. Landry, Jr...,,...... 1 40
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The Dependable Cars
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Now $1,175 f. o. b. Lansing, Mich.
REO THE FIFTH attained its distinction by being a better
built car than most makers think necessary. Care and caution
are carried to extremes. All materials are bought under specifi
cations, determined by more than two decades of experience.
Gears are tested to stand 75,000 pounds per tooth. Springs
are tested which subjects them to thousands of bendings.
Each driving part must stand the test for 50 per cent over-ca.
pacity. The car has 15. roller bearings costing five times as much
as common ball bearings. It has 190 forg:ngs, at twice the cost
of steel castings, to wipe out the risk of flaw.
This car alone has the Reo one-rod control. All gear shift.
ing is done by one center rod set entirely out of the way. It is
done by moving this rod only three inches in each of four di
REO THE FIFTH was selected by PATHFINDER FERGU
SON on his trip from New York to California. The selection was
made because it was considered the safest and most reliable car
for any road, and it proved it.
The car made this trip to the Pacific in SAFETY and RE.
TURNED looking as GOOD as when it started on its long jour
ney abroad, clearly demonstrating that it is constructed of relia
Ford 1914 Model
Touring Car, $550 Runabout, $500
f. o. b. Detroit, Michigan
The Ford ear is too well known to require any introductio
It is used afnlT known all over the world as the very best en
the money, the most easy and economically operated, giving as
good service as the best. It is recognized as the car for the
business man, the tourist, the doctor, the family, and especially
K. A. AUCOIN, Prop.
The New English Last
This new English
last was first pro
duced by HANAN
r-1 for their London
and Paris stores.
It was such a de=
cided success that
they introduced it
in America, and
today it is one of
the big selling new
styles 'in all the
B. Lemann & Brother
When You Want WOOD
Buy the Very Best
W'7E sell the kind that gives satisfaction every time
HARD ASH WOOD, cut especially for us from the
hardwood lands. This wood gives a hotter fire th*a
the river wood which you have been accustomed to buying
and one cord will out burn two cords of the former. Let 4
sell you a cord just to convince you that we are' not 'Over
timating the value of our wood. Cut to stove and 0th.
lengths and sold in any quantity. Orders through phone .
will receive prompt attention.
E. C. Wathen Donaldsonville.
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