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Racing Season at an End and Flans
Incubating for Next Year.
International R.rnt riannril for
Oprnlnar of the ffunon Next
Tear a n Ktrona; Dram
In; Card.
NEW TOItK, Nov. IT Thr running of
1h Vsndeilillt cup race marked the close
cf the 1S0S auto road-NU'lnK season. While
thera remain several track and motor
drome meets to be derided before the end
of the prespnt year, the curtain is down on
road events. Already the promoters of the
sport are linniiiK their attrntlon to the
big races of 1!M0, and It appears almost
cerium at the present time that the Brand
prize race will open nn auto-raclnn season
next year which will surpass all records In
point of number of events and Increased
fields of starters. Judging from the ex
pressed opinions of the auto clubs In vari
ous pari of the country, thera will ba a
renewal of all the events of this character
during i:M0, Including; the Lowell, Cobe,
Vanderbllt, Fairmount, Hlverhead and
Portola contests. In addition, thera are
understood to be several other cities whose
respective auto clubs are contemplating the
kUgiiiK of an auto race next year.
It Is predicted by both manufacturers
and close students of auto racing that the
fcport will reach a higher plane next year
than It ever before achieved In this coun
try. It appears to be a well established
axlon now that auto road racing Is the
greatest advertising feature of the mo
torcar business. With the renewal of the
Brand prize race both here and abroad
early In the spring, It Is thought that auto
racing will be started upon a boom which
will exceed anything of the kind ever wit-
nessed In this country. The Idea of an
International event as an opening feature
of the season is rapidly gaining In popu
larity, and It appears almost oertain that
the month of May will see the staging of
the biggest and most Important of
America's auto road races In 1910.
' 9itw Hole to Govern.
Plans for the event are of course in an
embryo state at this time. It will be im
possible to complete the details for the
contest until the new rules to govern the
International events are decided upon. This
code will be conslderecTat a meeting of the
International Association of Recognized
Automobile clubs of which the Automobile
Club of America is the United States rep
resentative. As soon as the 1910 code is an
nounced it is expected that It will be fol
lowed by the dates of the Grand Prix of
Europe and the grand prize In this country
America' international road race will not
be held until after the running of the
Grand Prix. It is the intention of the
American promoters of the sport to try
nil secure the entry of an American team
in the foreign race in order that this
country may be In a position to solicit a
full entry from the European clubs for
the United States event.
It has been demonstrated during the
past year that auto racing is no longer a
novelty in the east, and that to draw big
crowds to the course it Is necessary to
have something more than ordinary stock
car competition. Since the Vanderbilt cup
race was stripped of Its international char
acter, the attendance has . fallen off
steadily. Although there is no great dif
ference In the speed developed, the glamour
of foreign entries wheelmen has been miss
ing and showed In the depleted attendance.
But next spring will see a change in the
Lfii Interest In Knrope.
The past year in European motoring
circles from the manufacturer's standpoint
. has Indeed been HI starred. The business
on. the continent has fallen off to an ap
palling degree. Moreover, manufacturers
who made big reputations through the rac
ing game found them melting away. The
prestige of many European machines fell
off during the past twelve months. This
old world decline In the Industry is said
to be due to but one thing the temporary
abolition of the speed game.
Healizlng this fact, the foreign makers
who formed a combine against racing
have dissolved and lifted the ban. They
have come out strong for motor contests of
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? sw 0 The INTKK-MTATK models for 1910 are niuih larger. -
bore from 4 U to 4 im-hea.
Tha wheel base has been !eugthened from 112 luobes to IIS luthes. The clutch actton has been made Biuoother aud more iosithe by the Improved dutch, which lb now coin
posed of sixty-three tempered say steel plates. The tension la maintained by six suitable Vanadium steel springs. The action of the clutch In its improved form is perfection Itself.
Write for our catalogue so that you can see for yourself how uo high-priced-car can give you more in material and workmanship, speed, durability, comfort and beauty.
2025 Farnam Street.
every description. A Grand Prix race Is
practically a surety. The tendency on
the continent Is to boom the sport. This'
cannot but have a beneficial effect on
the game In their desire for American
conquests the forelyi speed contingent
will compete In many events on these
shores. If follows that next year's grand
prize should be a truly great event.
The race will be held for the first time
on Long Island. Already plans ate being
considered for the staging of the classic.
The members of the grand rules committee
of the Manufacturers' Contest association
Hre considering suggestions for rules and
classifications to govern International rac
ing in P10. This will be considered In
turn by the Automobile Club of America,
which body' is the representative In this
country of the International Association of
Recognized Automobile clubs. This latter
body will meet this month or next to de
termine next year's racing code.
tlnthorat of Beneficial Activity
Backed H, Millions of Pnbllc
Plans contemplating the expenditure of
between J'XOW.OOO and 2,"i.O00,00O for the
permanent Improvement of highways in
the south- and southwest have been
launched during the last twelve months.
Some of them hsve taken form In con
tracts awarded and work already done;
some have resulted In Increased direct
taxation or In the issue of state, county
or township bonds, and others, involving
the question of bond Issues, are still to be
determined by voters.
The plans are a demonstration of the
deep and widespread practical Interest In
a movement that will advantage the south
beyond the outcome of any other action
that has been taken for its benefit within
recent years, - says the Manufacturers'
Record.' Ho momentous Is this movement,
so full of definite promise and se bound
to expand as details of it become known
that the Manufacturers' Record has un
dertaken a census of southern good roHds
sentiment as embodied in reports from
county officials and others in the fourteen
southern states and in Oklahoma and Mis
souri, closely allied to them. Interested in
the question of highway Improvement.
Such records of county public opinion
on this vital subject have never before
been made, and an analysis of them is
full of interesting and valuable sugges
tion for good roads advocates, not only
in the south, but in the whole country.
They tell of facts accomplished, of pro
jects well under way, of varying senti
ments, of aids to the movement, and of
Its Impediments. As to definite accom
plishments, allusion is made of the use
of a portion of the fund available under
the 16,000,000 state bond Issue authorized
In Maryland and under the Shoemaker
law for the reinforcement of county
funds; of the co-operation of the state
and the counties in Virginia; of the au
thorisation of the use of convicts in
Georgia, and of like employment of them
in Louisiana; of the great progress made
under taxation In parts of North Carolina,
and of the hearty and liberal support of
bond Issue in Tennessee, Texas, Alabama
and other states. y
Keep the Brakes Well Shod.
In course of time wear came to the
grocer' wagon, the leather wore awav
from the brakes and the wood took no firm
bite on the tire. Much squeaking followed
In consequence on down grades and where
the hill .was at all steep there was danger
of an accident.
Either by the exercise of his own powers
of reasoning or on the prompting of some
one more expert in Interpreting the
troubles which come in time to vehicles of
every degree the grocer discovered that
the brake shoes had worn out. To Identify
the trouble was In the same process to
discover how to apply the remedy, the
brakes needed new shoes.
From his own supply of shoes that had
outlasted their usefulness upon the grocer's
feet he delected pair for the barefoot
brakes. With a hammer and a few nails
he was able to do the cobbling for himself.
With brakes properly shod once more the
wagon was put in shape for the delivery
of wares both uphill and down. The shoes
were shoes to becin with; nailed to the
braKe they certainly became brake shoes.
A fine touch of accuracy was added, in the
precision with which the right foot shoe
braked the right 1 wheel and the left shoe
the Itft wheel.
L. MuVVmaLl Automobile O,
Are They Practical for Man Who
Tills the Soil?
If lie I.Ives Where There Are Ciood
Una da Then Anto'a I'tlllty May
Become Vital Proposi
tion to Him.
Having purchased an auto and run it
over 3.000 miles, I can say I have had some
experiences, at least. Now as to whether
It Is a practical proposition for a farmer
to own an automobile depends so much
on circumstances that It Is a hard ques
tion to answer In an offhand way.
One might answer as easily whether It
Is practical for a farmer to put 12.000 into
a house to live In when he could get along
with one that cost $1,000 and put the other
11.000 away, or is It practical for a farmer
to own a nice horse and carriage to drive
when he could get along with the draft
horses and wagon. The $2,000 house has
many advantages and conveniences over
the J1.000 house that make life worth liv
ing, so has the driving horse and carriage
over the lumber wagon and work team.
And while I do not wish to deteriorate
against the usefulness of the horse, for
they have always been my best crop on
the farm, I must say the automobile has a
great many advantages over the horse, in
a country that Is suitable for an auto
mobile to run. I should say to the farmer
that lives where most of his driving would
be In a hilly, sandy country, he had better
leave them alone, at least until the road
system has been perfected or the auto Im
proved more.
To be sure, automobiles will go through
some very bad roads and climb hill that
will surprise one, but It is a hard strain
on them, and It osts much more to run
them. Besides, there is no pleasure in
riding when you must be using all your
power to get through. They would wear
out too fast, and they cost a lot of money,
so I don't think it would be practical for
an ordinary farmer, to own one under
those circumstances.
On the other hand, the farmer that lives
where there are reasonably good roads,
even though It be moderately hilly, pro
viding the hills are hard, then there is a
great deal of enjoyment an satisfaction
in having an automobile.lf not economy.
In regard to the cost of running and
upkeep of an auto it depends largely upon
the roads and the man that runs it. Some
men wear out a grain binder in five years;
others make it last ten. In a hilly
country three horses are used on a binder,
but In a level country two horse often do
the same work.
It Is the same with an auto. One man
will run it for all there 1 in It and an
other will be careful and make It last twice
as long. On the level, hard road It will fly
along at a great speed with one-half the
gasoline that Is required on a heavy, hilly
road. My experience was this: Living in
Huron county, on a main traveled road
that goes up through the center of the
thumb to Port Austin and Port Aux
Barques, summer resorts where one
can see autos of all descriptions going by
most any hour of the day, I easily caught
the auto fever and purchased a two
cylinder, ten-horsepower runabout, after
a careful study of the different kinds, and
began operations. Never having had any
experience with gasoline, I had It
all to learn, and, like all beginners, had
some reverses, until I understood my ma
chine, but had lesa trouble than I ex
pected, and I can say this much for the
reliability of my auto, that I have always
went where I started for and came back
again on my own power. I got into a mud
hole once and was about half an hour get
ting out, but would have gone through If
I had had chains on my wheels. There
have been times after a heavy rain that
I use a horse to drive with Instead of tak
ing the auto. It Is possible, but not always
practical, to run when the roads are slip
pery, especially on clay roads. I have
never yet known anything about tire
trouble, never had a puncture, although I
have mado trips as far as 300 miles and
went through four counties, and In one
place had to run over about ten rods of
crushed stone that had been drawn into
the road and had not been rolled down. It
was very sharp, cut the tires some, but
The INTKK-MTATK models for 1910 are niuih larger.
A more liberal liower uiargiu la urovltled tor by lncreasiiiK the cylinder
lid not let any air out. My experience In
he cost of running a small car Is: On a
;ood. hard, level road, one gallon of gaso
line will run me about twenty miles; If the
wind Is behind, pushing me along. I can
so farther. It all depends upon the labor
your engine has to do, and one gallon of
lubricating oil will last about 2&0 miles.
A larger car, of course, costs more to run.
My car weights 1.100 pounds, and Is not so
hard on tires as a heavier car.
Other men that own autos may make
different statenrents In regard to costs,
but I am simply speaking for myself and
my car. I am not doing any advertising
stunt, for 1 shall not mention the name of
the makers
As to Its advantages over the horse it
simply cuts distances lnte halves and quar
ters. The man who lives five to ten miles
from town Is within a few minutes' reach
of it.
In fact, 'he can be there by the time ho
would have his horse and buggy ready to
go. This 1 might mean a Rreat deal In
rase of skkness or some other emergency.
On a hot, dusty day one can ride along
perfectly cool and the dust all behind, with
the pleasurable sensation of having a power
carrying you along that responds to the
lightest touch, with the ease and comfort
that Is not found - In a carriage, and I
might add the'auto don't tire, don't sweat,
and doesn't need a fly net.
And now as to the question of economy,
compared with the horse. I think, mile
for mile, they will not cost as much, con
sidering first cost and maintenance, but
on tho other hand. Brother Farmer, you
can figure on going at least five times as
much. You may even hunt up excuses to
go, and you may get as absurd as to think
your wife Is a dear old girl when she tells
you she Is all out of tea and wants you to
take her to town. She will catch the auto
fever as well as yourself. She may kick
on your using tobacco or spending money
otherwise, but she won't say anything
about your gasoline bills. So there is the
economy side of It. But, summing up the
whole thing, thry are a great convenience,
the same as the rural telephone, the rural
mall delivery, the dally newsaper, etc., that
the farmer now has. They all help to
bring the farmer out of his Isolation and
make his vocation one to be desired, and
his life worth living. George Kent, Huron
County, In the Michigan Farmer.
Auto Show at THadlaon Square Garden
to Have a Novelty.
A revelation In the rathskeller line is
promised for visitors to the Tenth National
Automobile show 'which Is to be held In
Madison Square Garden during the week of
January 8 to 15. Every nook and cranny
of the historic building has been con
sidered In the plan of decoration and those
who have been privileged to see the decora
tive scheme adopted for the forthcoming
show by the committee in charge say the
big am pi theater will present a scene of
unsurpassed grandeur that will make it
unrecognizable to Its regular patrons. The
basement, where the commercial vehicles
and motorcycles are to be on view, will
be decorated more attractively than ever
before and here, burled among dangling
foliage, the rathskeller will be found.
The rathskeller is of the Dutch-Colonial
type and la painted In cream white. The
entrance, with Its two Doric columns, la
unique, and It Is said that there Is nothing
along New York's "great wblte way" to
compare with It. Crimson and green
ramblers, clinging to latticework effects
adorn the edges of the Inn and autumnal
foliage trails to the top of It on each side
of the entrance. There la a passageway
on either side of the inn and a glimpse of
what is within Its clapboarded walls can
be had by peeping through the old-fashioned
windows which front on the passage
ways. Bay trees in boxes adorn the base
of each column In front of the inn and one
side of the entrance is flanked with a
rustic seat.
Told What It Wan.
If he hadn't been a dreadful bore and
the hour wasn't so late. It Is quite possi
ble the lovely girl would have refrained
from the , exercise of a strategic scheme.
"Hark I" the whinnered as he Daused in
the midst of a long-winded description of
nis camping ouuit.
"What Is it?" he whispered in return.
"It's only papa. He must be oiling the
"And what Is the releaser?"
"It's one of pupa's ingenious schemes.
Every night, at exactly 11 o'clock, he pulls
up a brass chain thut releases our brlndle
bull pup from his annex adjoining ttie
kitchen. That's all."
And she laughed merrily. The caller
glanced at the clock on the mantel. It in
dicated 10:57.
"I find I must go." he said in a Blightly
hurried manner. "Good night," Cleveland
Plain Deale.
Barllncton and Rork Island Will Ran
Tvro Trains Kwh to Pick I P
Corn Shorr Material.
Railroads of the west will bring exhibits
to the National Corn exposition free of
charge. The Rock Island will run two
cars over Its lines to pick up exhibits. One
car starts at Peoria, 111.. ancPthe other
from Dallas, Tex. The Burlington has also
arranged for two cars, the -first to run
from Denver and the second from St.
Louis, making all intermediate stops. The
schedules are:
Burlington Schedule First Car: Leave
Denver, No. 10. 10:00 a. m., November 23.
Arrive at MeCook. 4:M p. m.. picking up
at Fort Morgan. Drush. Akron and Wray;
leave McCook, No. 12, 7:15 a. m., November
24. Arrive Omaha, 8:10 p. m., November
24, picking up at lndianola, Bartley. Cam
bridge, Holbrook, Arapahoe, Edison. Ox
ford, Mascot, Atlanta, Holdrege, Funk.
Axtell, Mindrn, Heartwell, Kenesaw, Jun
iata, llast,ingH. Inland, Harvard, Soron
ville, Sutton, Grafton, Fatrmont, Exeter,
Friend. Dorchester, Crete, Berks, Dentun,
Lincoln and Ashland.
.Burlington Second Car: Leave St. Louis,
No. 43, Tuesday, November 23. Arrive at
Hannibal, 11:58 a. m. Leave Hannibal, No.
3, 12:03 p. m. Arrive at Burlington, 3:45
p. m. Leave Burlington, No. 179, 10:55
a. m., November 21, picking up at Ells
berry, Clarksville, Louisiana, Hannibal,
Keokuk, Fort Madison, Mount Pleasant,
Fairfield, Batavia, Ottumwa, Albla Sherl
day, Osceola, Creston, Villlsca, Red Oak,
Hastings, Malvern and Pacific Junction.
Arrive at Pacific Junction, 9:50 p. m.
Leave Pacific Junction, No. 23, 0:50 a. in.,
November 25. Arrive at Omaha 6:45 a.
m. November 25.
Rock Island First Car: Leave Peoria,
111., No. 33, 2:55 p. m., November 24. Ar
rive at Rock Island, 5:35 p. m. Leave
Rock Island, No. 17. 6:35 a. m., November
25. Arrive at Omaha, 4:30 p. m., picking
up at regular stops enroute.
Rock Island Second Car: Leave Dallas,
Tex., No. 24, 7:00 a. m., November 23. Ar
rive at Fort Worth, Tex., 8:20 a. in. Leave
Fort Worth, 8:35 a. m. Arrive at El Reno,
Okl., 4:15 p. m. Shipments from Oklahoma
City and other nearby points should be
sent to El Reno to be loaded while car Is
set out. Leave El Reno. Okl., No. 36, 7:30
a. m., November 24. Arrive at McFarland,
Kan., 6:10 p. m. Leave McFarland, No. 59,
3:35 a. m., November 25. Arrived at Belle
ville, Kan., 7:17 a. m. Leave Belleville,
No. 18, 7:42 a. m., November 25. Arrive at
Omaha, Neb., 1:00 p. m., picking up at
all Important stops enroute.
Bicycle Claapa Provided for lTse in
the C'nae of Women Customers.
When the woman came Into the boot
blacking place she looked about appre
hensively at the men customers. She did
take a seat, though, and the youthful boot
black put an end to the obvious source of
her fears by producing one of those clasps
that men use when riding a bicycle and
slipping It on Just above the woman's ankle
ro that It held her skirt firmly in place
and left only the neat looking low shoe in
She settled back with an air of relief and
the boot black polished the shoe. When he
was through with that one he took off
the clasp and made use of it In the same
way for the other. It was a wrinkle that
was new to some of the observers.
If you have anything to sell or trade
and want quick action advertise It In
The Bee Want Ad columns.
TimesSquare Automobile Company
Ho. 1332-1334 Mlohiran Arana,
Cbicag-O, 111.
VIltor t th. Int.rn.tlonal Uvt Stork exposi
tion, which 1. to b. b. held t th. end of thl.
month t Ohlr.go. will find our Stock V.rd branch
located In th. .letting, building. A. w. could not
Mcura a r.ry larg. floor .p.c, w. cannot .ihltxt
many machine,, however, wa hav. placed at
th. dlcposal of Interested customer, a car aerTlc
consisting of umi of our own .utomobll... In
which we will be pleased to drive prospective buy
er, down to our ctor. w. always h.v.
on hand at least two hundred car. of all makes,
and .Is, to choose from. Your Inspection of our
stock Is cordially Invited.
Other Branches Weal 48th St., New York
City; Com.r llth nd Pin. fit... Bt. Louis. , Mo.;
1301 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
See Our 1910 Line Anhut Six
Hupmobilcs and De Tambles
We have an Interesting of
fer for you on Rcgala.
Distributers Nebraska and Iowa.
Dealers Set Us. Nlct Proposition.
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Wi Li Huffni8n & Co.
2025 Farnam Street.
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leright Automobile Go.
Henry H. Van
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2052 FARNAM STREET PARRY .... $1285
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Standard Automobile
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Coit Automobile
Doug. 7281 231 8 Harney Street. --2011)
RR IflMRAI I Stevens-Uury" Cadillac. Stanley Steamer.
102C Farnam Street.
Atlantic and Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Kemper, Hemphill &
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and Accessories
Wallace Automobile Co.
24th -Km Farnam Street.
H" i fisor DT!mipia
5650; Hupmoblle, $7.60.
914 Jom St.
Pioneer Implement Co.
Council Bluffs. Iowa.
2024 Firoaa St.
Waverly, Lexington -181416
Overland, Pope
Council Bluffs. Iowa.
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The easiest riding car in the world.
C. F. LOUK, 1808 Farnam Street,
State Agent.
Garage and Repairs
Standard Six & National
$1750 Fully Equipped 4 Cyl.. 40 H. P.
& CO.. 2025 Farnam St.
j Thomas, Hudson, Pierce, Rapid
2044-46-48 Farnam Street.
Detroit liicctrio
Detroit Electrlo
2209 Farnam St.
FREELAND BROS. & ASHLEY. 1102 Firoil St. (
Atlantic and Council Bluffs, Iowa
CT R. R. K
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AUTOMOILE CO., 216 S. 19.
Tn it rl facta witTirtiifc n n&OT
C. I LOUK, State Agent,
1808 Farnam St. 1
1102-4 Farnam St
Wood's Electric
2024 Firmm St.
John Deert Plow Co.,. Distributors.
Datif. ?
Auto Lamps.