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TITE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: DECEMBER 5, 1009.
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PfiE backokg foe urn ONE yeai guarantee
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SOLD BY THE JOHN DEERE PLOW COMPANY
are guaranteed to be free of defect in
material and workmanship, and defec
tive parts will be replaced at the factory
for a period of 'one year from date of
sale with the provision that the factory
shall be the final- judge as to whether
the break is caused by defect or abuse.
Tires, batteries, coils and plugs are
not guaranteed as only standard makes
guaranteed by the manufacturers of
the same are used.
HAVE YOU EVER. HEARD
OF A DISSATISFIED VEL1E OWNER?
No! It stands to reason, therefore,
that the car is mechanically right. Built
by manufacturers who know how and
who have the reputation and ability to
stand behind their products. The bus
iness of the Velie Motor Vehicle Co.,
Velie Carriage Co., and
Plow Co., has been built
and on that ground we
attention and patronage.
up .on merit
TEL IB TACTOXZZS AT MOUN, IZ.I.X-OIS
Built for the Man Who Knows
By Men Who Know"
JOHH DIZSE FLOW CO., Omiihiub ttt -rrt Xmplamant XMstrHratlsr Iosh In tha World
40-HORSEPOWER PRICE $1,800 F. 0. B. MOLINB
MOTOR "L" type. Cylinders cast in pairs, 4lx.i in.-li.
Derciops .")) h. p. or better. Has .-inch valves, pump gear, idler
pear and cam shaft runs on F. & S. angler bearings. Long,
uickel babbitt bearings are used on crank shaft and connecting
rods. Connecting rods and pistons are weighted, and motor
properly balanced. The exhaust manifold is up and out of the
way, to insure accessibility of valves.
TRANSMISSION 3 speed, selective type; mounted on
short series tiinken roller bearings. Gears, square and jack
shafts of highest grade chrome nickeled steel. This transmis
sion was calculated to carry a load for a (JO horsepower motor.
REAR AXLK-Full floating type, with bevel gear type dif
ferential. All gears of the highest grade chrome nickeled
steel, carried on short-serietimken roller bearings. The back
hidf of the rear axle housing is detachable, which allows the
taking out of the differential, without interfering with any
other part of the cur. The accessibility of this axle is ;i great
feature indeed. This axle is calculated to carry the load of a
CO h. p. motor. Propeller shaft is carried on tiinken roller
bearings, supported by two Spicer universal joints, which is
the highest type of construction and efficiency. Propeller
shaft, drive shafts, chrome nickeled steel.
FRONT AXLE-Is "I" beam, forged steel.
WHEELS Artillery type, IHx4 in., on tiinken roller bear
ings. RADIATOR Honeycomb type, with cast-aluminum effect.
This type of radiator is used on the highest priced automobiles.
COIL BOX Circassian walnut, containing quadruple and
magneto coils for our 2 separate and distinct ignition systems.
DASH BOARD Circassian walnut, supported to the frame
by aluminum brackets, aluminum toe board.
SPRINGS Semi-elliptic front, and '; i elliptic scroll spring
in the rear.
CLUTCH 3-piece disc two of cast steel and one of bronze,
with cork inserts, running dry. This clutch will positively not
grab, and can be let in without any jerking to the car whatever.
BODY 5-passenger, made in touring car, roadster and toy
tonneau types. Wood trimmings of Circassian walnut, beauti
fully designed and finished and upholstered with the finest
grade of leather. It takes fortv davs to paint a VELIE bodv.
, WHEEL BASE 115 inches.
TIRES-HARTFORD quick detachable, 344 inches.
THE CAR IS EQUIPPED WITH: Splitdorf magneto and 4-nnit system
of ignition, having two sets of plugs to each cylinder; 3 oil lamps; 2 Hush
more headlights; 1 Knslimore generator; robe and foot rails in touring
car tonneau; body ironed for top, muffler. cutout; foot accelerator; auto
mobile horn; jack; pump; full kit of tools for various adjustments.
JOHN DEERE PLOW COMPANY,
Velie Automobile Company
1902 Farnarn Street
nOW TO PRESERVE THE CAR
Timely Advice on. the Best Way to
Prepare Car for Winter Storage.
SOUE PREFER TO DRIVE IT
A Scaled Balldlac Is Nt DealrahU,
Da par M Is lire to Gather,
t k Iajarr (
"What shall I do to my car before laying
It up for tha winter to preserve the various
parts In good order, aud to Insure Its being
In good condition when I have ufe for It
again In the spring?" Is a question asked
by many motorists. There Is really no
necessity to abstain from using a modern
car In winter months, for there Is do more
reason why It should be put out of use
because of a few degrees of lower tempera
ture or a slightly Increased rainfall than
there la In the case of a hore-drawn ve
hicle. There are many days and week
ends during the period between autumn
and spring when even tha most "tender"
can safely enjoy the pleasures of a forty
or flfty-nilla run. However, there are a
great many who believe It the bett policy
to put their cars up until spring. A first
essential In storing a car Is to see that the
building shall be reasonably free from
dampness and well ventilated. j
A building hermetically sealfd, heated or j
unhealed. Is not dcjttrablo. lmpne Is
certain to exude from the ground and
MalU. especially after the colder spell and
In the early spring. A well ventilated build
ing will compensate to a great extent the
certain amount of Uampnena which must
accue In any event during the winter, but
the circulation of air will disperse this on
brighter and dryer days. If heating appa
ratus Is in position In the garage so much
the better, but It la not by any means es
sential to tha well being of the car If rea
sonable precautions In the matter of ven
tilation b taken. To counteract floor
dampness a thick sprlukllng, say half an
Inch to an Inch In depth, of dry sawdust
may with advantage be put on too floor
before finally leaving the car, but not until
all clhrr matters referred to have been at
tend d to.
Tires Shoald Be Haleed.
Tne melKht of the car should be taken
off the tires and wheels by meana of Jacks
or wooden blocks supporting tli front and
back axles. Where detacoabla rims or
wheels are used. It will be advisable to re
move these and put a thin coating of greas
on the metal parts liable to become rusted
by disuse. In tha matter of tires, tha re
moving of them Is quite optional and al
though, perhaps. If tha time Is avallahlo.
It would le an advantage to remove them
ard clan the rims storing the covers and
. tubea In a dry, drk piuce it Is not es
sential for their well-being if air preesure,
Lightly bcJuw ths normal Is retained anJ
attended to periodically during the winter.
Gasoline and oil should be drawn off IntD
cans and the water run out of the engine,
radiator, etc. Most careful attnntlon should
be spared to make sure that all the water
Is cleared from cylinders, radiator. wat:r
pump, pipes, etc, and the drain taps and
plugs should be left open and detached
It Is not advised that the cylinder should
be washed out with kerosene until just
prior to reuso In the springtime, but by
copious doses uf lubricating oil Insure that
cylinder walls and pistons are well coated
with oil. Drain out the base chamber,
leaving the taps open, or the plugs out, so
that sediment may gradually find exit.
Leave the Magneto Aloae.
As regards accumulators. It Is better to
discharge and recharge them, say once a
month (discharging to J.8 volts or so by
means of a small lamp), while not in use,
rather than the alternatfve, k e., draining
out tha acid and swilling out with clean
water, for they are then available Imme
diately they are required In the' spring,
and the otherwise necessarily careful re
charging Is avoided. The magneto should
be Uft in position, untouched, but the
clutch, If of leather cone type, should be
well dressed with oil and retained from
contact with the flywheel by securing the
clutrh pedal with wooden block or rope.
If time be available and a great deal of
trouble be not Involved, a better plan than
securing the clutch pedal In a position held
"out" against the pressure of tha spring Is
to release the latter altogether by slack
ing back the adjusting nuts.
The upholstery, if leather or Imitation,
may with advantage be treated with a
small quantity of leather dressing, well
rubbed In, and. of course, all bright steel
purls should be gleaned. A coating of oil
on brass and copper parts will preserve
them and avoid serious tarnishing. The
iMilb of the horn may well be removed and
taken Into the houne and kept In a living
room, in a position neither very hot nor
the reverse, but perfectly dark, to preserve
HEROIC JOLT FOR HICCOUGHS
here right In sight every mlnuta of the
time from 10 to 11, you could tell her so
truhfully enough, couldn't you? Good!
What do you think! Yciu know that fellow
Smith that lives right next door to us?
Always seemed like a nice fellow, but
what do you s'pose he did this morning?
On his way by the house he tells my wife
that I've just been arrested for Insulting
a woman down on the publlo square about
10;30, and that I then got Into a fight with
her husband, who managed to punch my
face for me before tha police gut there.
"Smith thought It'd be a great Joke. I
s'pose. Teh. Funny one, wasn't it! And
now my wife's called me up and won't be
lieve there wasn't anything to It. Says the
reports may have been exaggerated, but
surely something must have happened.
Gawd! I'm glad you're able to prove an
alibi for me. Well, I must get along. This
thing's upset me so that I've had to let my
work Just sort of slide." J
The banker waited for the 'wife to call
him up. intending to do everything In his
power for the acquittal of his friend.
In about three-quarters of an hour the
friend came rushing In again. This time
ha was smiling and was less excited.
"It's all right," he said. "Here's how It
all happened. My wife had an awful spell
of hiccoughing and ran over to the Pmitn
to see if they know any way to stop it.
Smith had heard that sudden fear or ud
deu consternation would stop It, so he
faked up the story about me. Insulting he
woman. Ilia scheme worked, too except
that my wife wouldn't believe him at first
when ha told her that he'd Just said It to
stop hiccoughs. Everything Is all right
now, though. Smith's terribly sorry about
It. but he meant well enough." Cleveland
AIL AMTA SETS A NEW RECORD
Opens te Fastest Automobile Track
So Far in This Country.
STRANG IS THE STAR DRIVER
YVhea lie Raters Rare the
Ottu-ra Might as Well Pat
Their tars la the . t ,'
Almost Dtsraptcd the Family,
Hearted the Spat, All
Here's one that's Just as true as if It
were copied verbatim out of a spelling
book true, notwithstanding that tha names
are omitted owing to a foul promise that
one was talked Into making before I he
story wss narrated.
An excited man rushed into tha office cf
a banker with his mouth full af words.
"liay," he panted, "you remember well
enough that 1 was la here tor two hours
this mprnlng, don't you mebb twa hours
and a half, but two. anyhow?"
The banker nodded that be recalled that
"I'h, huh," went on tha excited ma a,
slightly relieved, "and those two hours or
more Included tha hour between 10 and 11
o'clock, didn't they? Tou remember that,
"Ah, I'm glad you remember. Now, If
my wife calls up and asks you if I was
DRY CURE FR A COLD
Revival of aa Klderly H peel fie
that la Slsapllrlty
A Pails physician P. Romme, has re
cently unnounced a new cure for a cold in
tha head. This bothersome old opponent of
peace and sleep has met Its Waterloo. In
reality, Dr. Homme's cure la said to have
been discovered l.'iO years ago by an Eng
lish doctor named Williams, well known at
the close of the eighteenth century. The
remedy Is simplicity Itself. All one has to
do Is lo abstain from all liquids during a
period of twenty-four or forty-eight hours,
starting from the moment when the suf
ferer feels the first Irritating symptoms of
a "cold. In tha head." Bread, fish, vege
table "white" mat and pudding may be
eaten, but beverages should be taken in
very small quantities a spoonful of tea,
eff fee or milk In tha morning and a small
glass of water before going to bed or, If
possible, not taken at all. It Is not neces
sary to remain at home. Tha dry cure. In
fact. Is more rapid and complete If the
sufferer breathes In the open air. l'r.
fctelnberg, a Viennese authority, has mod
ernised It by forbidding soaip, and even the
small quantity of tea ag milk of Dr. Wil
liams' system. But he allowg a small gl s
of wine and water during tha ds. Leslie's
Atlanta filled the- motoring public eye j
lately, for the southern metropolis of the
south which the Georgians like to call 11
especially thnae that live In Atlanta, made j
a national effort In touring racing and in
ar. automobile show. It was: a-combination
of three in one whlcli sai Atlanta
national advertising, and attracted tn that I
city a fairly large section of the auiomo-
bile trade, automobile tourists, and the foI,
lowers of racing. J
Atlanta has done what no city In the
north, with oijy two exceptions, has done,
and that is organized and successfully car
lied out a national show. The city alxo. In
an automobile, track racing way, esfab-liFl-fd
a standard for the w.ild. as the
Atlanta track has proved itself to he th
fastest and safest ever built, and the rec
ords established are fatler than any other
track with the exception of the Bronklan ls
at London. Any two-n.ile trark built in
the future must compete in a record way
with the cue at Atlanta. There was not an
accident of a serious nsture for 'he entire j
week, and in that a!io the men of Atlanta
have made another record.
As for the U-.ir from New York to At
lanta, it was the most enterprising event
of the kind as well as the mot successful
ever undertaken In a touring way. Im
mediate results may not be had from all
that was done by the New York Herald
and Atlanta Journal, the builders of r-.e
track at Atlanta and the promoters ff the
automobile chow, but as sowing must pre
cede reaping, there is yet time fcr a iiar
vht. and the seed sown will surly bring
forth fruit a hundredfo'd.
fclranic Is the Star.
The racing was reniaikablr inasmuch as
It introduced to the public I.euis Strang
with ihe highest power racing car yet been
in this country. It was like taking maibl-s
from a child to allow Strang to take the
first money. The man who came most
prominently to the front In the races was
Ray Ilarroun and his Marmon car. Har
roun, who Is an expert mechanic and has
built an aeroplane, is a great driver. Louis
Disbrow of Jamaica. L. L, drove the moat
spectacular race of the Vueet, whan 'i
chafed George Robertson so hard that the
latter broke a chain, and before ha could
recover, Disbrow had won the 11,000 and ths
trophy. It was a cruel blow to George,
as he had no doubt figured out before be
reached the 17t-mU post, when his chain
broke, w4iat be would do with tha money.
It proved that Uie Rainier car can stand
the pace without Injury, and that Is worth
much to thi Rainier people. The Stearns
did well also, as Its rfmateur driver took
two firsts and two seconds.
The Flat was placed thirteen times In
the thirty-two races, scoring nine firsts,
ond second, and one third. Of course
the Fiat, like other cars, was only eligi
ble for certain races. The Mai nun scored
eleven times, with four first, four sec
onds, and three thirds. The Marmon
had two drivers, so did the Flat. The
Chalmers scored twenty-three times, the
largest In number of any make of car, with
two drivers. It got five firsts, eleven
seconds and seven thirds. The Ilulck
with three drivers, scored seven times,
four firsts, one second, and two thirds.
The Natlon.il, with two dilvc.s, but with
the burden almost entirely on the
shoulders of Aiken, won eleven places,
four firsts, five seconds, and two thirds.
Aiken won all places with the exception of
one, which was the best Individual score
of tho meet. The Rens got one first and
thrre seconds. Steoker taking the first,
r.nd Oldfield the three seconds. The Ap
fron, with one driver, got one first
and three thirds, and the Italnler, with
one. driver, two firsts and one second.
The rter.ault, with three drivers, had to
be, contented with three thirds.
anxious lo iff that single cent iu change
that I took It out of my own pocket and
gave it to him.
"He hustled away In a great hurry and
I forgot all about him. The next morning
I happened to see him on a bench In City
Hall park and couldn't resist asking him
If he'd used the postal card to write home
to his girl. He gave me one look, and,
say, I was sorry I had tried to crack such
a bum Joke.
"I did my best to make amends by buy
ing a breakfast for him, and he told me
the story of that postage stamp In the
restaurant. It seems that he had been
reduced to 4 cents and a 2-cent stamp.
There's a place on the Bowery where you
can get a big bowl of soup with coffee
and bread for u cents, but they wouldn't
accept the stamp there, and he'd been try
ing all the evening to raitie at least I
cent on It to make up the price of a meal."
"And was he the only one you ever ac
cepted a stamp from?" asked the friend.
"Oh, no," said the clerk. "I cash quite
a few, but It's a private transaction, and
you can't expect me to do It unless I have
some spare pennies In my pocket."
REDEEMING POSTAGE STAMPS
lerk Tells of Mem la Hard I.ark
W ho Trr to (.et I arle sam
to (auk la.
The cleik at the stamp window of the
branch postoffice pushed back a S-cent
stamp that had been offered to him.
"Sorry," he said. "You can't buy a 2
eent stamp with that; It's against the
The man who had tendered the stamp
looked disappointed, but went away with
out a word, and the clerk turned to ' a
friend who had been lounging near the
"You'd be surprised to know." he said,
"how many people try to cash in stamps
here. Some want me to buy them back
at their face value, others want stamps
of a lower donomlnat.oii. like that fellow.
Hut I've never had a man aak me for two
-cent fcUnipa for a ten, or two twos and
a one for a five. They all want to realize
a few cents In actual money."
"That's queer," said the friend. "Can
you explain It?"
"They're broke," answered the clerk;
"down and out, you understand. They
dig up some old postage stamps they've
been carrying In their pockets for weeks
perhaps and try to raise enough o5itheiu
to buy a frankfurter and roll or a loaf
of bread. I know what I'm talking about,
because I got actual proof on one occa
sion. "A fellow came to the window on a cold
night last winter. He wanted to buy a
postal card and tried to pay me with a
I-cent stamp. I was golag to turn him
down, as the department Instructs me to
do every time, but be seemed to be to
POLITICS AND THE FARMER
Lure of the (innie Pot an lima Man
of .Many Acres oa the
Twenty-five years ago there lived near
the town of Odebolt, la., a prosperous
farmer named Hiram C. Wheeler. He had
18,000 acres uf tha best land In Iowa, and
he farmed on the department store plan;
that Js, he tried all kinds of farming suited
to that greatest of farming regions. He
employed the best help at the head of
each branch of farming, cultivation, har
vesting, ferdiiiK and shipping the crops
was carried on in a wholesale and scientific
manner. His livestock usually tupped the
Chicago market, and comini.-slon men
would even handle his shipments at a loc-s.
in order to have It said they had b-en
trusted with a Wheeler consignment. H:s
wheat was cut at a certain stage of ma
turity, thus insuring high grade product.
His dairy was selected by experts, was
well-fed. well-housed, and paid dividends,
as did every branch of the great farm.
Just what ills Income was Is uncertain,
but those In position to know said Wheeler
made moie each year than the pretddrnt of
the Cnlted Slates, probably from $'.) to
173. or) a y-ur.
Then fell an evil day when Wheeler was
tempted to eufr politics. His party, the
republicans, wanted a man to run for gov
ernor, and selwied Wheeler, btcau.ie he
was a good man and because the farmers'
alliance movement had made a famier can
didate the most likely. Hut the party was
split over the prohibition question, and the
opposition won with another farmer. Hor
ace Boles. The defeat crushed Wheeler's
fcplrlts, the profits of the farm decreased,
became a loss and he sold out for half
what it was worth. Iu Texas he tried
again, first In the dairy business and tlr.'n
to raise fis. But neaher provrd a success.
The big fortune dwindled and at last le
poris. Wheeler was penult. In Chicago,
an example of what politics can do lo a
good farmor. Atchison Globe
BIG INDUSTRIES IN JAPAN
Extensive Development Shown In All
Directions and Plans for
There Is not less than 1.200,000,0110 tons of
coal deposited In Japan. This coal la ni'L
being mined at the rate of 14.000, 0 tons ,
a year. The. coal seams usually vary from
"three to eight feet thick, and are mostly
so conveniently situated that they can ba '
worked by Incline, there being very fen
shafts In operation yet. Sonm shafts are,
however, being sunk to a depth of 1.00)
feet, and two INK) foot shafts hve Just re
cently started working.
In the north, in "the island of Hokkaid o
a coal field containing thirteen seams, of
wnicn tne thinnest is three feet thick, has
been discovered; In another part of the
same Island twenty seams have been found,
five at least being workable, while In still
another district there are three excelled
seams, of which one la twenty-five f-'i
thick and of great extent In the south,
in the island of Kiushlu, the coal meas
ures are at least thirty miles long by from
eight to sixteen miles wide, and are esti
mated to contain 6CO,000,000 tons, or about
half the entire quantity In sight In Japan.
The Jaranese coal minea now employ
nearly 60, '.00 handy, the annual per capaia
ou'put 'eVing tons. The largf.it mine
In Japan shaft forty-one by twelve feet.
S:i feet deep, and a daily output of 1.1J0
tons. Nearly ail the cutting tn Japanese
mines la done by hand, but machinery Is
being introduced and It is hoped that Cost
of production will be reduced. So far as
coal is concerned the industrial future of
j Japan s-etns well aasured.
j Tin- initial outlay on the Imperial Steel
! Woiks a i Wakamatsu, Japan, was un
; necsui il heavy, and this handicapped
th enterprise somewhat: but the govern
! ment heeiu.s determined to persevere, and
no doubt Ouy will meet with success finan
diliy hefoie long, as they have already
attained success machanieally.
! Rifles, heavy artillery, big guns for bat-
tl-ships, etc., are now being made in these
works, and it la intended to so extend and
j develop the concern as to render the Japa
nese admiralty practically Independent ef
foreign steel and armann-nt makers.
The largest shipbuilding establishment1
; in Ja;,iiii Is the one at Nagasaki, founded,
aj already mentioned, by tho government
t in 1n7. In 1M. however, this yard n
auld to Baro Iwasakl. its primvpal owner,
j and is now known as the MItau Bishl
Works. When the undertaking was soil
j by the Imperial authorities S00 men weie
i emploved. Today H.'mO re employed.
I It was not until lyl that the first .0j0
I ton steamer was launched (he Hitachi
aru, lor tne .Mppun Yusen Kaisha. The
cons; ruction of this Vessel, coupled with
the ship sulsely law. of wh.ch it was
really a product, marked the beginning ef
a new era in Jap.in.-se i,ip building. I.n,
provemeiits and extension followed rapidly
and the Mitsu Jiishl Is i,yW ulla of ,h,
be.t equipped establiohuieULs tit the World.
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