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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: MARCH 10,, 1907.
AUTO SHOW READY TO START
B eet Exhibition of Kind Cmtha flu
Yet 8ei it AnnoMotd.
AUUTORIUM WILL BE A BUSY SPOT
All thit..rMk. "Will B Sbwii
..4 Marine Pletar. .
Fredrlck.oa Al ."
Attract Wr TUItor.
I-reparatlon. for th. .econd ""u
tomobu. .how. which WUI be held March
a to M inclusive, -t the Auditorium are
pract.ca.lr completed, and the
will undergo a rapid transformation on the
evening of March 1J and the morn'B. t
March 13. and the big .how will .11 b.
hlp-ahape when ie door open on Wednee
day afuTnoon for those who . desire to .e.
the finest dlsplar TU arena
na.rt. The entire arena
nessed In the- Prt. in. '"""ot
will be filled wKh machine of varl
ous design- and .Ik. The stag, wm oe
equipped with a very large fr
recertkm of moving picture. Illustrating
e great automobile race. Held In France
ind at Ormonde Beach. Fla. 'The moving
picture operator will arrive f'm
on Tuesday and Install hi. machine and
CBT"- ,...v mnnxter airship. "Vim-
brasKa." Is practical completed and the
chine will be installed upon the Magi . In
full view of spectators, wno w. -mitted
to go upon the stage and inspect
at close quarters. a,ttrn0o and
,Tne snow w... orchestral
evening. " - - . , . ,
mUslc will be rendered each night.
m - Votjt York
A. B. Hance. wno "p- - -
rCrwrircUo'Vhe Be. from M.nneapo,l.
concerning the Fredrlckson
;h may mean . -
. h. vpnture. or ini
lp.V ry.ng to furn..h something to aid
n. innatlo'L III. letter, with It. adver
tising matter eliminated read.:
MINNEAPOLIS. March 6. WW.
Editor nr inn r which is no
.ddreesiOK " t to "he people
doubt of pB-rtlftilnr "t"p 1A which In also
of timaha and ya"?? the whole
EXT. HSW under
ire5r,CclUrVWmkllethaetlrn.a. Ulp along
about the nrm i "JV"
In the Intorrst of the
I 'lilt" the m troptllsf.
'kminH I represent
i of th country from
tV.ton to Ban
tf'aeron'aut.c cVrcVS in New York Bnrton.
vr' before been shown. . .
Th. new .nd novel feature. hlch thl.
fore been thought of It s'eem. to me point.
'?!?-I.n. - ..Vi.faWorv solution of thl.
directly. -Ti. of the
wonderful prooiem upm - -- -
woTld'S moW fertile Inventive brain. have
Vn-en active for year, along thl. line or
woVk To Mr Fredrickson. Tn my opinion.
ZtU be due all the honors that the world
rtand. ready to bestow upone man who
first discover, and put. to practlcAl test a
machine to carry passenger, .nd freight
through the air. propelled by motor and
steered at will in any direction, and which
according to description and data. I have
b.n able to collect .relative to the Idea,
brought out and applied to thl. machine,
seems to point to sure success.
I am doubly interested In this problem. or
- ii n.iniiannnt nnlv from the stand-
- nnA whn nrlHhna to see this hereto-
fore mystery solved, for the benent of civ
ilisation at large,, but also rrom a pusineni
tandpoint. a. li the line of business In
which I am engaged it w.111 open up a new
H...ln.a mnA nlltlpt for TT1V DrOdUCt,
which Is .peed and distance Indicator, and
recorder. , . .
I regret that T .hall be unable, owing to
pressing calls of business which take, me
direct to Boston from here, to run down to
Omaha and see Wltn my own w '
Fredrickson". work, and It will be after he
has made hi. trial trl. that I will next have
the opportunity of visiting your city, and
(if possible) meeting and congratulating
Mr. Fredrickson upon hi. wonderful aecom
Yours very truly, A. B. HANCE.
acres, of Show ieem. Certain.
The air ship ha. been Inflated and found
perfect and new machine, are arriving
by the car load lot. for the show, which In
sure, a gigantic success. AH the commit
tees have been' hustling tor the last two
weeks . and the result Is . that all I. In
readiness for the best show ever held In the
Automobile, of all the most modern type,
will be shown to their best advantage and
dealer, from ail over the state a. well a.
prospective buyer, will be given an oppor
tunity to see and Inspect for four entire
day. and . night. The Auditorium ha.
proved Itself most IdeeJ place for holding
auch ..ho-, and the space ha. been ai
)otte4 that the dealer, might prepare their
exhibit, ahead, -A Uniformity In the .pace,
will be; observed that will give the place
a striding appearance a. soon a. the spec
tutor enters. ,i ...
An effort , ha. been, made to provide en
tertainment a , well aa automobile educa
tion at the show that all might get their
money', worth, even though they have no
Idea of buying . machine. The. stage will
be pt lilted for giving moving picture, of
.11 sort of automobile topic, lnoluding pic
ture, of the Vanderbllt cup race, and the
race, at Ormond beach, where machines
were sent at the rate of nearly two mile,
Atte.tloa ta .Aecea.orlea. a I
Especial attention ha. been given by the
dealer, toward showing th. automobile ac
cessories of which Omaha has been made
the distributing point for the entire west.
When the Chicago show wa. on all Omaha
dealer, went there and some arranged to
be exclusive western agent, for all aorta
of "accessorlea a. well a. for automobile.
Thl. I. of Immense advantage to dealer, in
the west for the Omaha dealer, can sell
Just a. cheap a. the eastern agent, and
save time and the express between Omaha
and the east on all sort, of automobile
The demand for automobile, ha. been un
precedented thl. spring and many dealer,
have sold their entire allotment. The auto
mobile business haa reached auch an extent
that the demand far exceed, the supply, and
the question I. no longer what machine, a
dealer can Mil. but what h. can obtain
from the factories, for it 1. no trouble to
Mil the flrat-claa. machine, a. fut u
they can be obtained. Fredrickson and
some other dealer, have a different deal,
however, and have contracted for so many
machine, each month, so that during the
winter while machine, were not being sold
these machine, were coming from the fac
tories Just the same and the consequence Is
they have quite . supply on hand.
Other Vehicles nn thaw. .
Automobiles will not be the only Item, of
Wet est' at the show, for other motor ma
chine, will be exhibited. Including motor
boat, and motorcycle, and motor truck.
The Kimball Automobile company ha
built . massive truck for It. own' use,
which will be exhibited. An old Stevens-
rniryea machine wa. rebuilt Into a com
mercial truck for use In hauling automo.
bile, from the station, and In doing all
ort. of dray work. It Is a O-horo-power
.take truck, provided with . cover and la
capable of traveling twenty-five mile, an
hour. It ha. a two-ton capacity. Interest
mobile truck, and the man who turn, out
any sort of power vehicle which make,
good soon wlna . nam. for htnwelf In th.
hall of fame.
Lmui. Fleecher will -exhibit all .ort. of
motorcycles, and has some built especially
for thl. .how, and ha. also soma new ma
chines from the enstcrn factories. Mr.
Fleacber ha. built . motorcycle for himself
of which he I. Justly proud. The motorcycle
Is fast coming Into general use for all sorts
of purpose., especially for package delivery
In the larger cities. It can cover an Im
mense amount of territory during . day at
a small cost, and several are now success
fully being used In Omaha.
Interest in Motor Boats.
Motor boat, will also be shown and
member, of the Omaha Rod and Oun club
are anxiously awaiting the arrival of
some of these models, for many have de
clared their intention of buying for use
at Cut-Oft lake thl. summer. Several were
In use 'there last year, and the owners
were the envy of all the members, for
what la more pleasant on a warm evening
than to glide over the .till water, of the
lake at the expense of only . small amount
of gasoline. Of course, the real fishermen
of the club are not much In favor of this
style of boats, for the chug-chug of the
engine can be heard to the farthermost part
of the. lake, and is said to scare the flslie.
to their most hidden retreats, making them
hard for the fishermen to lure.
Delay. In Dellverlnsr. .
Herman Peters Is chafing at the bit for
hi. new machine and every day he Journey,
to Derlght'a garage to see If any news
haa been heard from the front concerning
this racing machine which .it to attract so
much attention aa It gracefully glides over
the street, of Omaha. By continual burning
up of the wire, a promise , has been re
ceived from the factory that the big red
Stoddard-Dayton runabout . ' which was
bought by Ed Cudahy, Jr.,, will . reach
Omaha In time for the show.'
The Derlght company wa. allotted but
twenty-five Stoddard-Dayton. for this year
and these have all been sold. A man wa.
dispatched to the factory to see J f more
could not be had. but the Journey failed to
bear any. fruit or automobiles. There Is a
possibility that a few ' more , may be re
ceived for late delivery. Orders will be
taken subject to delay. Mr. Derlght ha.
Jirst received three carloads of the four
cylinder Fords and models of these will be
shown at the show.
A mew car dashed up Farnam street last
week and the wise one said, "there goes
one of those Stoddard-Dayton runabouts
painted red," but they were mlstaknn,
for it turned out to be a Premier, built
along the same lines with a Beat lehlnd
for the mechanician. ' Mr. Derlght has
Just reoclved three carloads of Reos and
some, two-cylinder Masons, whlrii will
be exhibited at the .how. He also
has two big six-cylinder Fords for exhibition.
, rhfiNKla on Exhibition.
The Kimball company has Just received
a polished chassis of the Stevens-Duryea
big six. which will be shown this week.
It I. the same machine which Fred Hnm
ilton has bought and which will nlso bo
at the show. This company will -jhow ton
machines, including new Stanley, and Bab-
cock stanhopes and roadsters.
Messrs. Louk and Compton are receiving
congratulation from all side, for the
natty appearanc of the new Maxwell
salesroom, which they have fitted up be
tween Eighteenth and Nineteenth streets
on Farnam. While they do not maintain
. garage, simply a salesroom, they have
a most complete atock of every kind of a
machine made by thla well known firm
and will show a full line of machines ut
the show thla week.
The Powell' Automobile company haa
been receiving machinee which Ihey are
holding In reserve for the show and will
not exhibit until that time. Among the
machines sold by the Powell company
last week was a large touring car to F. M.
Casteller of Blair; a large Franklin to
J. E. Baum, and . light touring car to
ale. of Rambler..
The exhibitor, at the .how will be H. E.
Fredrickson, R. R. Kimball, the Powell
Automobile company. J. J. Derlght, the
Maxwell company, Louis Flescher and the
Townsend Gun company. All these will
have a full quota of the machine, they
The Rambler branch In Omaha reports
thirty-five sale, to date for this season,
the first of the new models being received
about the middle of January. The Model
21, which Is the two-cylinder, twenty-two-horse
power touring car, leads in number
of orders taken, while the four-cylinder,
are also attracting the attention of those
wanting high-powered cars. Two of these
machines have recently been sold, one
going to Cornell Bros, at Ord, Neb., and
one to John Jacobs of Omaha. Beaton
Bros, of Omaha stick to the two-cylinder
and have ordered a Model 21, also Tom
Farrisworth of Council Bluffs. Three of
these machines were ordered last week
from Aurora by Richard McOovern, Dr.
Stetnburg and O. Hartquest. J. L. Sims
of Danbury. F. A. Larson and T. Paddock
of Holdrege get the same model; also Mr.
C. Howe of Alnsworth and Mr. Woodward
of Lincoln. Two of these models are or
dered by William Lana and F. A. Stevens
of Harlan, la. Other purchasers are: Dr.
Cameron of Herman. W. P. Savage of De
lolt. J. C. Castle of Long Pine. C. J. Rey
nolds of Rogers and E. L. Benedict of
Coin, In. E. E. Mockett, the Rambler rep
resentative at Lincoln, has already bought
this Benson fifteen machines and says he
can place them as fast as he can get de
liveries from the factory. The Model 21
Rambler Is distinctive In that it is the most
powerful two-cylinder car ever brought to
A mllf ride In a Paris motor car costs
but 20 cents.
There are now fifteen clubs In the Penn
sylvania Motor league.
India In 19nfi Imported automobiles worth
$l,6fl6,fltW. according to a consular report.
The Albany (N. T.) Automobile club will
hold a seventy-flve-mlle road race In the
The Paris motor buss?s, fifty In number,
are driven by forty-horsepower gasoline
It is estimated that over 3,000 auto cars
from other countries toured France last
The recently organised auto club at Ak
ron. O., has become Incorporated and au
tomobilists of Elyrla are forming a local
organization. . .
A farmer living on Long Island who two
vears ago fought the proposition to hold
the first race for, the Vanderbllt cup on the
county highways, now owns an autotmblle,
his son owns one, and together they are
. i (Speed
Owners have learned the meaning of Buick. We
want to convince you.- See the two and four-cylinder
cars in both Runabout and Touring Car at the show: "
Two Cylinder Runabout ..$1185
Two Cylinder Touring Car. $1285
Four Cylinder Touring Car $1850
Four Cylinder Rounabout. . ; $2500
"We have everything for your automobile in our sup
ply department. '
H. E. Fredrickson
1502 Capitol Avenue. Telephone Douglas 2161.
We were only allotted twenty-five
Stoddard-Day tons for 1907 and these
have all been sold. We may possibly
get a few more for lat9 delivery, and
will take orders subject to delay. We
have just received three carloads of
the celebrated four cylinder Ford run
abouts at $600. We have also two
high powered Premier runabouts for
immediate delivery, and have three
carloads of Reos in stock. We will
take orders for the Mason, the fastest
two-cylinder car'on the market Sam
ples of all these cars at the Show.
DERIGHT AUTOMOBILE CO., 1818 Farnam SI.
working In the Interest, of the motor park
way. lon Berpollet, a pioneer French Inven
tor of steam automobiles, died at Paris re
cently. An Indiana automobile Arm has a sales
man whose sole duty la to Interest the ,
fnlo show was nn Immense reproduction of
the bada-e of She local auto club, fifteen
feet in diameter and containing 1,000 In
An entry fi-e of $100. to cover all ex-
i penses. hns been named for the .old cup
' Kurnpenn tour, which will Include a two
months' tour of 4.000 miles, conbining
An Ohio Arm uses Its motors while un-; ' ' ' . , ' .. .
derroln testa to furnish nower to llht the 1 of manufacturer, who exhibited at
fartorS furnish power to ll.ht the Bh )w -t Cn1oa(to ,n im ,hre ,
,. . . . 'hut one now doing the same business In
The police commissioner, of Richmond, i ,n ,HmP cltv nr the same name and
Va., are planning to buy an automobile , wh tnp pnrnP owners.
patrol wagon. Tnp xvorcester Automobile club has had
It Is estimated that I3AAOO0 will he spent Introduced in the Massachusetts legislature
for new automobiles In the Pittsburg dia- J a bill allowing municipal authorities to close
trlct In 1907. ; highways to ordinary trsfflc and permit au-
Automoblles will be aiven a prominent . tomobile racing thereon.
place In the coming International expoai- f The promoters of the Ixing Island motor
tlon at Tokto.
A three-day endurance run Is being ar
ranged by the New Jersey Automobile and
Motor club of Newark.
As many aa twenty-two foreign machines
are Imported In a single day through the
New York custom house
As an extension of the projected Milwaukee-Chicago
highway a similar road to St.
Ixnils is under consideration.
F.ntrles for the Kaiser's Cup race have
closed wtlhout a single American motorist
signifying his Intention to compete.
A motor cycle sclRsnr grinder, with power
for his grinding wheel, supplied from his
motor, has bobbed up In New York.
A Washington physlclnn has been using
the same runabout in making his profes
sional calls for the last seven years..
Feminine mo'torlxts of Pittsburg, of which
there are several hundred, are considering
the formation of a club all their own.
The Professional Chauffeurs' Club of
America has retained eminent counsel to
fight unjnst legislation and Illegal arrrsta.
March 20 to 27 will be auto week at Nice,
France, and numerous American lovers of
motoring who are abroad are preparing to
The Syracuse (N. Y.) Automobile club
Is striving to Increase Its membership from
150 to 1100. Fifty new members were gained
the last year.
Rostern motorist, have returned from
California enthusiastic over oiled roads and
advocating trips to that state In prefer
ence to European tours.
Celluloid windows In curtains and tops
may be renewed after becoming scratched
by dust or mud by varnishing with a solu
tion of celluloid in acetln.
Announcement shortly will bo made of a
company to establish auto delivery service
In leading cities, beginning with New York,
lloston and Philadelphia.
The latest mctor Journals In France are
laying stress on the Importance of constant
speed for automobile engines, with shifting
gears to vary the speed of the car.
The Chicago Motor club has offered an
unconditional reward of $ft0 for the arrest
and conviction of any automobile driver
who runs away after causing an accident.
Carbureters seem to be In a more un
settled state thnn any equally Important
element of automobile mechanism, if the
variety of Improvements be taken as a cri
terion. Milwaukee la the first city to have Its
mall collected by automobiles. The vehi
cles are Inclosed cars containing sufficient
room for a clerk to sort letters comforta
bly. During the Nattrnal Motor Boat show at
New York J. Norris Ollphant of the Thou
sand Island. Yacht club was elected presi
dent of the American Motor Boat associa
tion. With Russian caviare concealed In the
hollow rims of his automobile, a smuggler
recently was detected by customs officials
crossing the Russo-Austrlan frontier near
Chicago autemoblllsts' associations want
York and end at the Windy City. Instead
of starting from the latter point, as
Tod Slonn, the former Jockey. Is learning
to become an expert chauffeur. He be
lieves getting speed from a horse is not as
good sport as getting more speed from a
The principal electrical piece In the Buf-
narkwav are acreeina with owners of land
ceded for the great automobile course not
to allow any of It used for steam or elec
tric, railways or for ordinary traffic.
A. mnn with a mathematical bent cal
culHted the average strength of the
machines shown at the Chicago show at
thirty horsepower or nn aggregate of 1&,00
horsepower for the 6" machines shown.
The automobile Industry received a great
boom during the recent stormy weather at
Now York. Many business men who found
how much mure reliable thry were than
elevated or surface cars made purchssea.
The wide Held open to the automobile Is
elearlv shown by the significant fact that
fully two-thirds of the l.TnO.OfO horse-drawn
vehicles produced annually In the Vnlted
States are distinctively pleasure vehicles.
When a couple of Escanaba Mich..
autoiiHililllots recently were caught by
heavy snow at Menominee, a local black
smith fixed a pair of runners to the front
wheels and enabled them to return home.
U'hnn n fir. aR'A rofiicAS to Admit Rid
In colli weather because there Is Just
enough moisture within it to Ireeio it
tlEht It usually can be thawed by the
warmth of the hands or by breathing on
Automobiles came along Just In time to
prevent a horse famine, according to a re
port from the Department of Agriculture,
which shows that more and better horses
have been bred since the motor carts ar.
Promises have been received of nearly
eighty entries for the Brescia contest, to
be run in Italy In September. The pro
jectors hope to have enough foreigners
compete to give event an International
The only speed limit stipulated by the
automobile laws of Jamaica Ib that "no
person shall drive a motor car on the public
highway recklessly or negligently, or at a
speed or in a manner which is dangerous to
The present high prices In the leather
trade, according to a leading dealer, are
attributable to the fact that over 400,0.10
hides were used last year for upholstering
and other things connected with automobile
Though six countries are represented
among the thirty-four entries for the Grand
Prix. Walter Christie Is the only American.
Prance will have twenty-three. Germany
and Belgium three each and England and
Italy two each.
Congress has passed a bill which will
tend to reduce the cost of denatured alcohol
by allowing any person to produce It after
September 1 In locked stills and denature
it without going to the expense of a de
naturing bonded warehouse. .
The American Federation of Mortor
cyclists haa asked the Pennsylvania legis
lature to omit all reference to motorcycles
from pending automobile legislation on the
ground that it is unfair to class the two
wheeler, with the larger machines.
A bill before the New York legislature
authorizes the police to Impound automo
biles as security for the arnearnnce In
the next Glldden tour to begin at .NeWt court of a driver charged with violating the
law. In case of refusal to pay a fine the
owner may be compelled to pay storage at
the rate or xi a montn.
Plans are under way for the formation
within the ranks of the American Motor
Car Manufacturers' association of what
will be known aa the American Society oj
Automobile Knglneers. which is expecteii
to bring about greater Improvements In
motor cars by free and open discussions.
You don't "lire" them
They don't lire yon.
No Speed Limit A License Free!
Will be an Easy Street for you. If you wear
Over-all Hand Built Onimods are all right anywhere,
on the street, on the ears, at home, or at a social function.
They are the best and finest shoes
made $5.00 and $(5.00.
Bench made Onimods are all
around good shoes good enough
for all occasions $4.00.
$3.50 and $2.50 Onimods are
good shoes good shapes, good
The Aristocrats of Motordopri
fteqeni Shoe .fLs&
yi.AOn-THE BAKER NH0PE".B1.ftOn
BAZZB quality Is standard, and battery for battery, all for all. plat, for
plate, weight for weight, tire for tire, the BAKES will give more.mllarre and
greater speed than any other electric carriage made.
It costs XiESS to run a Baker than any other automobile built gasoline,
.team or electric.
XH.tribut.ra In XT.braska and Iowa for th.
I Baker "Electric' Franklin, Pope-Toledo. Cadillac I
THE POWELL AUTOMOBILE CO.
We wish to announce the
open hig of our M axwell
Salesroom at Eighteen
Hit idred and Eight Far
nam Street. You are cor
dia iy invited to call
Louk & Compton
U 0 $ Farnam St. :-. Omaia, Neb.
Is your car stored in a safe place?
Are you satisfied with the service you are getting?
Is the work done on your car satisfactory?
Are the prices right, considering the results?
Are the men who do the work competent?
Did you ever ask yourself these questions?
Did you ever inspect our garage shop and tire dept?
.We have the best equipped automobile establish
ment in the west, each department being in charge of a
practical experienced and competent man. Only com
petent help is employed. We have the best tools and
equipment. Our desire is to please. Satisfaction guar
anteed. Isn't this worthy of investigation?
JR. R. Kimball
2026 2028 FARNAM STREET
Stanley Steamers Stevens-Duryea Babcock Electric
1907 Model 21-22 H. P. Price $1,350
Weight lOOO Lb.
Duilt for Nebraska Roads
NOTE KOMK OP THE FKATIKKS:
Presued Bteel frame, 106-Inch wheel baue, floating rear axle,
3nx4-lnch tlren, tilting body, detachable tonneau, multiple disc
clutch, transmlBslon and fly wheel entirely enclosed and run
ning In a bath of oil, le?a weight, less noise and many other Im
portant Improvements, too numerous to mention,
lie Hure and Look This Car Over Ik-fore You Hare Your Order.
It'. Hound to be the Hit of the hhow.
The Rambler Automobile Co., Omaha, Neb.
The Old fcUnd One Hlotk. Eatt of Tout Officu.
ail over th. country la manifested la auto
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