Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, February 13, 1910, EDITORIAL, Page 3, Image 11

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Relics of the Great War President in
House Where He Died.
i Mecca lor Pcoil on Preut
. dent' BIrthHar Annlvfrwry
arlctr ami Ktt of
Pthtic nd ImprPlve by ron of Its
JiftllowM aorltlons. unil unpretentious to
a dRrM. Is tha little building on Tenth
street near Tennsylvunls avenua In Wash
Ington In which Abraham Lincoln died,
and In which Is stored mora than 3.000
rllra nf tha rrmt war croHldent. It Is the
west Inconspicuous of the many national
shrines In Washington, located on n side
street, with .only a simple sign near the
door telling the stranger that here surely
Is holy ground. On every recurring Febru
ary 12, the birthday of President Lincoln,
the llttta building Is open to the public
'free of charge, and hundreds of people
avail themselves of the privilege. A curi
ous, motley crowd, throngs the building,
relates the Washington Post, the well-to-do
cltlsen touching elbows with the shabby,
l' he old-time negro who comes In once more
to show his grandchildren the pictured face
of "OK Mars Linkuni dat gib us our free
dom," and the gray-haired old veteran of
61 standing aside for the more dapper
'"veteran" of the Spanish war. At times
the place Is so crowded by the race un
shackled by the great liberator as U re
semble an emancipation ilny parade.
Ford's The'ater,
Ford's theater, the scene of that fatal
tragedy. Is still an object of Interest to
all sightseers at the national capital. Its
exterior remains much the same in appear
ance as on that direful night, although
the interior waa long ago remodeled for
office purposes, leaving no trace -of the
old auditorium In which were aasembled
the wealth and fashion of the time on tho
night of Aprir 14.
The houBe to which the wounded presi
dent was taken, and in which he died at
7:20 the, next morning, is Just across the
street. It Is a plain, three-story brick
ftllCIng, and was occupied at that time as
aTprivate residence. Sixteen years ago the
Lincoln Memorial association rented tho
building and Installed the mementos of the
It seems like treading on holy ground to
stand within sight and touch of so much
that Is sacred to the home-life of the be
loved Lincoln. Here Is the old family cook
stove-:Reyal Oak No. 9. the Inst one ueed
by the Lincolns In their Springfield home,
and paid for, three days before leaving
that city for Washington, February 8, 1S01.
Two. old-fashioned "haircloth" sofas in
good preservation, a small walnut stand, a
very high back haircloth" armed rocker,
said to have been Mr. Lincoln's favorite
chair, and a small desk with pigeonholes,
bought when the family began housekeep
ing, are among the Interesting relics of
that early home. ' . ' ' : ,
Upon thlB desk Is laid the framed copy
"jk a letter from the donor, an old-time
rtyKhbor of Mr. Lincoln, who quotes the
latter as saying, when he appeared at the
friend's door with the desk in pieces, "I
We've Been
For the Last
Three Years
The other automobile
dealers for whom we
have made tops say we
make the best they ever
had the best shaped
top the best made top
r-the top that sells a car
because it has a good
looking top on it.
f Of h and Harney
Where the
Are Sold.
literature and Demon
stration on Request.
wish you would take this desk and keep
It for me. I ptlxe I', because It wfui the
one I used when I bogan bus nans for
nijfflf, but Mrs. Lincoln in one of her
passions threw It out of doors because I
spilled some Ink."
Family Relics.
Tha heavy, cumbersome, bed-shaped cra
dle, with high sides and high curved head
and footboards big enough for twins in
which the Lincoln children wero rocked
to sleep (and often by the father). Is also
among the collection of home treasures.
Verily, "the hand that rocked that cradle
ruled tho world."
The wooden office armchair In wh'oh
Mr. Lincoln sat to write his first Inaugu
ral address Is also shown.
An old mahogany round table, used in
the White House during the Lincoln ad
ministration and sold by auction after his
death, occupies a corner In this room, and,
like most of these valuable relics, Is
fenced In beyond the reach of vandal fin
gers. Safeguarded In a glass case Is the
flag that draped the president's box at
the theater when Booth fired the fatal
shot, and In It is shown the rent made
when the assaseln's spur caught in Its
folds, causing him to break his leg as he
leaped to the stage. The spur Itself, said
to have been cut from Booth's boot when
ha was captured twelve days later, eighty
miles sway; the key to the old arsenal
prison, which held the ten conspirators,
and pieces of the gruesome rope which
hanged the latter are displayed in the
front parlor of this hlstorlcold home.
A complete collection of original photo'
graphs of these conspirators is here seen,
hanging one above the other, some In man
acles, and all with an aspect of grim de
fiance. ,
The Lincoln death mask by Mills and
the life mask bv Volk. cast In J8C0. ara to
be seen In the red parlor.
Literary Trensnrea.
In one of the room are displayed l.COO
biographies of Lincoln, 250 sermons touch-
Ir.s upon the assassination, 600 magazines.
from 1843 to 1865, containing articles rela
tive to the great war president; 3,000 news
paper clippings, numerous pamphlets and
many burlesques and political caricatures
circulated during his campaigns one of
the cartoons showing Mr. Lincoln wear
Ing a crown and. entitled 'Abraham Afrl-
canus I."
The candle used by the physicians In
heating the plasters applied to the dying
man, wreaths from the casket, the sheet
music of ninety different funeral marches
dedicated to the dead president and bits
of funeral paraphernalia taken from the
catafalque are all treasured within these
Many of the original theater bills an
nounclng the play, "Our American Cousin,"
on that fateful night, are hanging by the
fireplace in the front parlor, while the
picture of Lincoln signing the martyred
McKlnley's brevet as major, attracts the
attention of all visitors.
The only object In all this vast memo
rial collection that would provoke a smile
Is a crude, highly colored print represent
ing the murdered president rising on very
substantial looking clouds Into the upper
realms, robed in long, loose garments, deco
rated with a Jong, blue scarf, and being
met by "angels" garbed In equally gaudy
and gorgeous greens and reds some bald,
others with flowing hair, and wearing
enormous wings that would almost seem
to solve the problem of aerial navigation.
Where Death Came.
i ne visitor to tne museum ascends an
outer flight of steps and is admitted to the
hallway, upon which opens the parlor where
Mrs. Lincoln spent the hours of that tragic
night In which the president battled with
the unseen foe. At the end of the hall is
the small, narrow room to which was
carried tha dying Lincoln, and where, sur
rounded by the eminent men of that day,
he breathed his last.
This death room is now a gallery of pic
tures representing the deathbed scene in
twelve sketches, the lying In state at the
capltol, and the many different stages of
the funeral between Washington and the
burial at Springfield, 111.
The bed upon which Lincoln died is at
present owned by a Chicago man, who will
give it Its rightful place In the museum
when the government completes the prom
ised fireproof building as the permanent
home of this collection, now owned by O
H. Oldroyd, a1 native of Ohio.
A feeling almost of reverence for the
noble man whose great human heart waa
so soon to be forever stilled comes over
one who pauxes to read his pathetic fare
well to his neighbors In the old Springfield
home on the eve of his first departure for
Washington, February 12, 1861. The spirit
of friendliness toward the friends of
quarter century, his sense of the great
responsibility restr&g upon him, "greater
perhaps than that devolving upon any man
since Washington," and above all, his en
tire dependence upon that divine aid with
out which no success could come to him,
show in a marked degree the lofty spirit,
kindly character and childlike faith in hi
An Artificial Stoue Likely to Gl
the Market a Jolt Worth
w mie me cost oi looa and clothing may
continue to rise despite even a congrea
slonal Investigation, there are pretty fair
prospects that the cost of Rapphires may
fall In the near future. French chemists
have succeeded in producing an artificial
or "synthetic" sapphire which la said to
be Identical in composition, hardness
color effects and other qualities with the
natural atone, from which It cannot be
distinguished by physical or chemical tests.
Natural sapphires of the finest quality sell
for $100 or S2Q0 a carat, while tho equally
beautiful manufactured article can be sold
at lees than $5 a carat, and no one will be
able to tell the difference between them.
Some yeara ago, when a process of mak
ing artificial rubles was discovered, the
ruby market was demoralized for a time,
but the natural stonos later regained their
prestige, and they now cost more than dia
monds. Dealers- believe that the same
thing will happen to the sapphire market
In case the French stones which have ur
lived in New York stand the severe tests
to which they will be subjected. .
llut why is not a chemical or "synthetic"
sapphire or ruby just as good as a natural
one, provided, of course, that all the qual
ities are the aajne? And If tha countless
millions of dollars of tha world's wealth
that Is now tied up In "precious" atones
were Invested In useful channels, would
not many economlo problems be solved and
the progress of the world toward civilisa
tion bo more rapid? Host on Olube.
To Dissolve tho I ailoa '
of stomach, liver and kidney troubles and
cure billousm-as and malaria, take Klectrlc
Bitters. Guaranteed. 60c -For sale by
i Iieaton I'rug Co.
Gutzon Borglum Discusses the Beauty
of the Martyr President.
Complexity of His Arrat Nilsn Re
flected in Ills Face Profile of
- rare .Middle West rialas-
Accompanying a notably Impressive por-
ralt bust of Abraham Lincoln by Outxon
Borglum In Everybody's Magazine, the dis
tinguished sculptor draws a pen picture
f the martyr president. In part, as follows:
Whether Lincoln sat or stood, his was
the case of movement of a figure controlled
by direct and natural development, without
hint of consciousness. There are but two
possible explanations of this either ha waa
consummate artist and appreciated the
power of absolute directness, or else he
was by nature wholly unconscious. His
ease was that of a man of power.
He sat In ohalrs a little too low for htm.
Of course, chairs were not made for him
othlng in this democratic country of ours
s made for anybody In particular; every
thing Is made for everybody. And so Lin
coln seemed when he sat down to sink
farther than was quite easy or graceful,
and that left his knees pushing unnaturally
high. Again, when rising, ho would grab
both knees as If to help himself; he would
lean forward to find the center of his
quilibrlum a movement wa all go through,
but In dear old Abo, because he was a
little out of scale with his smaller com
panions, they called It awkward.
Pecallarltlea of Movement.
Ills walk was free, and he moved with a
long, but rather slow, swinging stride; he
looked down as he walked, like a man pick
Ing his way carefully over a newly har
rcwed field, lifting his feet quite clear of
the soft ground. It was this movement
that gave the long fold In the thigh part
of his trousers, straining the garment an
effect often commented upon.
His arms hung free, and he carried his
hand open. Anyone wearing an eight and
a half glove could take his hand easily In
his. His hands were not disproportionately
large; but the cut of his sleeve was gener
ous, as of his period, and in the swinging
use of his arms so much of his wrists
came through that they seemed large. In
his early life hard labor had developed
the palms of his hands, and the tlilc
muscle part of his thumb was full ar
strong; but this shrank later to the thurr.
of the literary man, and, strangely, con
siderlng his early life, he carried It closely
Into his hand,, as becomes the habit, or is
the nature, of literary men.
He was erect. He did not stoop at the
shoulders, as nearly everybody states.
There are no wrinkles In his coat, forward,
between the lapel and the shoulder, nor Is
there a corresponding strain In tha back,
to show the garment's yield to the stooping
tenant. On the contrary, there is evidence
of an erectness, definite and purposeful.
And Were I want to register a statement
that Abraham Lincoln was a man of ac
tion. It takes most human beings from
three to five generations to get within
speaking distance of the circle this man
alsed himself to and commanded, in a
short lifetime, without the shoulders of
predatory Interests to creep upon; and
many of his photographs show to me a
spirit hunting and hunted as by some soul-
stirring motive. His neck does not "rest''
on his shoulders. It rises from them with
an 'erectness, an alertness, as of one
alarmed, that is unique.
HaUlns; a Brard.
In 1861 he tried to raise a' beard through
the suggestion of a little girl that by doing
so he" might look "less ugly." For a year
and a half he was quite undetermined how
to cut that beard. He trimmed It short,
then shaved It low, then cropped It quite
clore. . Not until 1863 does he seem to have
become quite used to it. About 1962 he
began definitely to change the parting of
his hair from the right side to the left.
And though he did this chiefly with his
fingers, he seems to have acted with a
definite purpose, for It caused a radical
change In his appearance, and he persisted
In it.
His face was large In Its simple masses.
Nature seems to have Intended him to be
ten or twelve feet In height, and as he
failed to grow to that, the free skin settled
back to fit the natural man. His head was
normal In size; his forehead high, regular.
and classical In shape. He was wldi
through tha temples; his brow projected
like a cliff. The hollow of theeye was
large and deep, and tha eye seemed to He
In a kind of ravine; It would hardly have
been perceptible If you had passed your
hand over tha ball. His cheek bones were
not high; they seemed high because of the
careworn flesh that shrank sharply be
woth. Below this, again, the face lost
the splendid regularity of the upper part
Tl.e nose yielded to the conntant activity
oi ine rigni siae or ins race, and was
drawn In that direction. The line of the
mouth ran up toward the right side. This
becomes very perceptible if one looks at
any of his good, full-face portraits.
F.yebrows and Mouth. .
His eyebrows were very strong, and hung
out over his face like the huge cornice of
a mountain bungalow. They were bushy
and moved freely, and developed a set of
wrinkles similar to those seen In the face
of Homer. There was a large wrlnkls
that descended from the lower and outer
part of the eye almost straight Into thu
hollow of the cheek line, and became vory
strong when he laughed; In severity this
would straighten out like a guy rope.
His mouth was uot coarse nor heavy.
His uppr lip was as regular as can be
bearing a little to the right; but hla lower
lip was drawn toward the right side at
least half an Inch and some Irregularity
of his teeth and the way his Jaws came
together forced the lower Hp out, giving
the exaggerated line we see.
I discovered by carefully tracing Individ
ual expressions, tendencies to expression,
wrinkles and other developments of his
face,, the habits of the separate features.
Little can be determined about a man by
the structure of his nose, nor can his
character be fixed because he has a small
eye or a full one, high cheek bones or
I radically none, a full mouth or a small
one. But tha use be makes of thosa fea
tures, and tha record that use makes dally
upon tha features and tha whole face, can
be read as easily as the headlines of a
New York paper. And so I found that the
storm center of Lincoln's faca was about
his right eye. He wovld peer out at you
for an instant with this right eye half
closed; then would follow that uplift of
Ms head and the receptive expression that
was so generally misread as bewilderment,
hesitancy and Indecision.
Ilia Mirthful Rye.
Tha mirth center was alno In the right
eye. The eya always gives the first evi
dence of humor In a merry soul; and Lin
coln, I believe, had naturally a merry soul.
But sadness changed this, and I found
evldonco that ha smiled very, very often
w-lth his mouth alone when his nature took
no part In it. It was the saddest feature
that he had, and yet about the right corner
there always lingered a little memory of
a smile.
The left eye was open, noncommittal,
dreamy. The brow necmed ever to ques
tion, and all this side of the fuco seemed
primitive, unfinished. The expression was
sad, undetermined, and I believe he knew
this and that it explains why he managed
so often to get the photographer to the
right side of him. This right slda waa as
cautious as Casstus, and In profile remark
ably Ilka that of Keats. The profile from
tha left waa pure middle-west plainsman.
All expressions of pleasure, when they
reached this aide of his face, seemed to
lose their merriment, and tha habitual
lowering of tha lino of tha mouth, on this
slda accentuated tha sadness. Expressions
on his faca aeemed to begin about the left
upper brow, travel across to the right eye,
down the right side, and stop at the upper
Hp, or lose themselves over the rest of his
Briefly tha right side of this wonderful
face Is the key to his life. Here you will
find tha record of his development, the
centuries-old marks of his maturity. All
tha man grew to seemed engraved on this
side. It guards his plan watches the
world, and shows no more of his light
than his wisdom deems wlte. The left
side Is immature, plain and physically not
Impressive. II la long, drawn, and in
decisive; and this brow Is anxious, ever
slightly elevated and concerned.
You will find written on his face literally
all tha complexity of his great nature a
nature seeing at once the humor and the
pathos of each situation as It presents It
self to him. You see half smile, half sad
ness; half anger, half forgiveness; half
determination, half pause; a mixture of ex
pression that drew accurately the middle
course ha would follow read wrongly by
both aides. Wa see a dual nature
struggling with a dual problem, deliver
ing a single result.
Along Auto Row
What Sealers Say of tha Chicago
Show, and What They Expect the
Omaha Show, next Weak, to Be
The Automobile show is next In order.
The dealers have returned from the Chi
cago show and pronounce It tha best which
has ever been held in this country. About
every dealer attended and they have some
thing of Interest to say to their customers
who will attend the Omaha show next
week. Colonel Derlght was there and was
about tha bislest member of the Omaha
delegation. It la reported that he made a
big sale.
In the booths where cars represented In
Omaha were exhibited were found Omaha
dealers. They seemed to be about as im
portant to the place as anyone else. They
were endeavoring to sell cars. Last year
Fredrlckson sold the highest priced Pierce
sold at the show.
Guy Smith was anchored at the Frank
lin booth, and received as many good woris
about .the swell Torpedo cars as the man
ufacturers. Smith only smiled and thanked
Huffman showed himself at the
state booth and declared that the new Tor
pedo cars of that company are the niftiest
in tho world. He will bring on to the
Omaha show the prettiest painted U-nch
that ever were, he said.
J. T. Stewart represented Omaha in he
Rambler and Mitchell booth.
Tha Velle people had on exhibit a Mich
igan car, and a very pretty one. Hosford
was found there.
Freeland & Ashley were at the Midland
booth, Corkhiil at the Apperson, Louk at
tha Marmon, Doty at'the Maxwell, Kim
at tha Cadellas, Wallace at the Stearns,
Edwards and Nestman at the Moon, Huff
at the Bulck and Wilcox and Meri it the
The Packard people had a beautiful dis
play. Barkalow was there.
Drummond was one of the blirsost men
that mixed with the throng in tha hlte
Henry H. VanBrunt was at tha Overland
booth. This waa one of the prettiest there.
Herring waa at the Premier and the Knrd
exhibit and met his Iowa friends there
vib was at me jacason, Mclntyre at the
uaaiana, Molony at the Carter car, Avery
at tha Auburn and DeWltt at the Cole ex
hibit. Loyk will be in his new garage next
xit-ri aiurpny attended the show. In Chl-
An ingenious device for automatically
auiomooue is the "Kvr
ma) starter recently Installed by jr. E
Frediikso!i Automobile company on a
1910 Chalmers-Detroit "30."
r? ., . ... . .
oi hub contrivance cranking by
....... . unnecessary, ana with It a woman
nui iiuniiicapoea in the operation of a
...-v,,.c. principle or the "Ever
Iteady" la similar to winding a watch or
- ciocK, in that a tightly wound spr'n
uuU..e. m, rorce to start tho engne
This spring when wound tightly held
by a clutch band, which In turn U con
nected to a -pedal releaxe lever.
Tho release lever ls located j a position
convenient to the operator s foot. By press
Ing the pedal with the foot the clutch band
Is released and the full power of the sprin
ts thrown on the engine shaft. The Im
pulse of the spring will turn the motor
over a sufficient number of times to posi
tively start any gasoline engine.
W. J. Mead, secretary of the Old.s Motor
works. Larmng. Mich., says: The Lansing
fire department showed Its ability to cope
with the moat unfavorable weather con
ditions In a test run which took place re
cently, Just after one of the heaviest snow
storms Michigan has xeen In years The
big six-cylinder engine, tha chemical and
tha chief's auto, all OldsmobUes. started
out and made a most unusual run cover
Ing a distance of 124 blocks, or ten and
one-third miles, without a stop, which Is
quite remarkable, considering the fart that
the engine had to break most of Its own
road. In some cases the drifts wen, 'ov,,.
wo feet deep, J .vara! places a speed of
twanty-flva miles an hour was obtained
Tha only accident of the trip was the
breaking of tha tire chains on the chem
leal, which noceesltated Its going back to
"Every inch a carM
Will exhibit in space No.
Omaha Auto Show.
Kissel Auto Co.
2129 Farnam St.
Write for full page catalogue.
. February 21st to 26th
You can't afford to miss this exhibition of automobiles and everything pertaining to
them. Every space filled with something of interest to owners, drivers and users. Beau
tiful decorations and excellent entertainment features. No matter where you live you will
be repaid by taking the time to see this exhibition.
the central station, as the wheels could
not grip tho snow. Chief Delfs expressed
himself as highly pleased with this test
"un, saying that If the engines could stand
his test they could run In any kind of
weather. The route lay over the worst
and most Impassable roads in town, and
the run speaks volumes for tha efficiency
of tho department.
Another practical demonstration of the
worth of this apparatus was given during
the month of December, when the people
of the village of Bath, some ten miles
from Lansing, sent word that their whole
business district was In danger of being
destroyed by fire and solicited aid. Im
mediately tho six-cylinder Oldsmoblle fire
fighter started on the ten-mile run over
a hilly and snow-covered country and ar
rived In time to save thousands of dollars
worth of property from destruction by the
flames. The Michigan Central railway
agent upon hearing of the situation at the
neighboring vlllago offered to furnish an
engine and a flat car to transport the
fire engine, but was surprised to learn that
the latter had already arrived upon the
scene of action, ten miles distant. Need
less to say, the Oldsmoblle had covered
the ground In minutes where it would
have taken "hours to accomplish the same
results with horse-drawn fire apparatus.
Two exhibits of the New Rambler Svere
made during the automobile show one at
space D-2, the Coliseum, and the other at
tha Chicago salesrooms, 1462-64 Michigan
It has been noted that the product of
Thomas B. Jeffery & Co. Is now desig
nated as the New Rambler. By way of
explanation of this designation, Charles
T. Jeffery, general manager of Thomas B.
Jeffery St Co., says that It Is now tha aim
of this company, Instead of building a
large number of automobiles, to build
each one better than any before produced,
every important part being made In the
Rambler factory.
The Nebraska Bulck Automobile com
pany received two carloads of Oldsmoblle
cars and two carloads of Bulck delivery
wagon trucks this week. Mr. Bell, the
Bulck man at Ord, Neb.," came through
with a Bulck model "10" from Ord this
week, which indicates that the roads are
in a passable condition, as this is a drive
of over 200 miles.
One of the most attractive and interest
ing exhibits at the Chicago show was the
Interstate Automobile company's polluhed
chassis. Tho motor, clutch, transmission
and all connections at highly polished
ana frescoed In such a manner as to bring
out tho design, workmanship and material
of all important parts. This affords an
opportunity for even the most exacting
motorUt to determine the quality of ma
terial and workmanship of the moet Im
porta nt part of a motor car the chassis.
Exhibited In connection with this chassis
were the fully equipped models In touring
cars, deml-tonmau and roadster styles.
They nre built on the same type of chassis,
having a forty-horae-power motor, 118-Inch
when base and an extremely rigid and
durable tranxmilon and axle system.
Not even tho mout experienced motor car
salesman could make a list of all the mat
ters that go to influence the buyer of a
car in making his choice. However, there
ara some matters that almost every buyer
Is interested In and one of these is, "How
does this car rank in its home territory?"
To the buyer this question serves to
cover a mass of information. Tho man who
lives at a distance from the city where a
car Is manufactured Is concerned princi
pally with how tho car will stand up and
how far the company end the dealer will
go In backing It up. But the man living In
or near the city where the car is made has
a more intimof knowledge of conditions.
In the great majority of cases he knows
the officials of thu manufacturing concern,
knows the factory behind the car. Its meth
ods and the materials It uses and a num
ber of other things, a knowledge of which
could only be gained through personal ob
servation. Recently a list of the licenses granted In
Western New York for a period of a little
over two years was compiled. It showed
that of the cars of approximately the same
price tS3 cars of six makes had been given
numbers by tha state. Of this number 430
or 48.T per cent were , Pierce-Arrows. The
Others, five mak's la all. bad 424 cars In
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Western New Tork or 51.3 per cent. The
greatest number of any one make, aside
from the Fierce-Arrow, was 252 or 28.6
per cent, this car being one made in the
same territory. ' The others ranged from
90 cars or 10.9 per cent down to 4 ears and
4 per cent.
Report of a third successful mld-wlnter
tour, over snowbound roads, of a Hupmo-
bile comes from Denver; and the trail
negotiated this time was the worst por
tion of last year's Olldden tour route.
C. L. Creed and Robert Held the latter
said to be a foreign driver of note made
the trip. They drove the ear from Den
ver to Hugo, . Colo., without once being
put to the necessity of asking for outside
help. It was over this piece of particu
larly vile Colorado road that about one-
third of the Glldden tour cars reoulred
the assistance of horse and mule teams.
The trip was from Denver, to Sorento,
a distance of about ISO miles, and was
finished with the Hupmo'blle In perfect
order. Only once was it in trouble. Trav
eling at a good clip, the car struck a sun
warmed spot of. anow and skidded, blowing
a rear tire.
The first successful snow tour of the
Hupmoblle was made early In the winter
In the region of Devil s Lake. N. p.; and
the second was the run of three cars
through a thousand mllee of snowdrifts
from Detroit to New York, December 27
to January, 6.
Forty years ago when the B. F. Good
rich company was starting in Akron fifty-
five men were employed; today there are
6,000 men employed on the day force and
1,000 men at night.
That rubber manufacturers are vitally
Interested In the price of cotton and that
large tire concerns, such as the Diamond
Rubber company, use cotton to the value
of a million or so of dollars In a year are
facts not generally known even to auto
mobile owners. 'We use a greut many
kinds of cotton in different way," nald
. ii, nun is oi me 1'iamond company,
who is hero from the factories in Akron
for the show, "but for making tires can
employ none but tho sea Island product.
It Is all manufactured to our own apeilfl
catlonu and every piece Is tested before
accepted or unel. The weave arie for
different types of tires, but In every kind
of pneumatic tire cotton is quite us ne?u.
sary as rubber."
to popular impression, , the
automobllo will not climb
hills any better than a four-cylinder, nor
will It run slower on the throttle," Is the
statement made by President It. H. Frank
lin of the H. 11. Franklin Manufacturing
"Tha E-M-F company," said Walter
Flanders, president, "Is luday the largest
manufacturer of automobiles In the world.
Our product commands tha greatest de
mand. Our problem Is to get them out
fast enough. Financially no other con
cern occupies so euvtabu a iwin,.n in
You Can Have
Your Tires ade
Puncture -Proof
We want every automobile owner
to know that we have our new and
enlarged plant Installed, and can
make his Ursa puncture-projof.
You are Invited to call and In
vestigate. A yaar guarantee given with
each treatment.
a., j innmmnMHM' wwn u i in
short, we are In a position where we need
ask odds of no one. Wo would have noth
ing to gain by a compromise or a recon
ciliation, and certainly we would not for
a moment consider again placing the sale
of our product at the mercy of people
who made so miserable a failure of It
when they did control Its sale."
The Nebraska Puncture Proof company,
located at 2201 Farnam street. Is putting
In modern machinery and expects to
operate one of the largest plants In the
country. This Is a new process. It has
proven to be successful where It is tried
and is destined to be . much sought In
this section.
The Kissel Kar people have removed to
2129 Farnam street In new and commo
dious quurters.
Woes of Hooxier Governor.
Letters of all sorts arrive dally In the
malls at the governor's office, some of
them depreoHlng, some of them mlrth-pro-vokiug,
and some of which for pure nerve
quite take away the breath of the chief
executive, whona experiences before be
coming governor, he in wont to explain
frequently, were ronfint-d lnrRely to the
bUHineHs of a country law office.
One of the "nervy'' ones camo this week
from MoiionKahclu. Pit.
"Dear Hlr," It ran. "I am n democrat and
have seen hard service both In the party
and In the war. Just now. I am in pretty
hard IIiihh and need a line money. Please
cend me $1. Von can either let me have
It as a gift or I will pay It back when I get
"That fellow may be hard up," said tha
povernor, "but he doesn't know what real
financial hardship Im. He ,.ht to try to
be governor of Indiana in IIu-ha strenuous
high price times on the salary the state
Thn $100 was not sent. Indianapolis
Time dutiable.
The clergyman's telephone bell Jingled
"Well?" he asked, matching off the ear
"Am (lis de Reverend Mtntah Kline?"
"Yh, ma'am."
"How long will yo' be home dis after
noon?" "Oh. I'll be In and out every half hour or
so. Why?"
"Me and Jim Jeffe-non want f git mar
rlii dlM afternoon. Will yo' officiate if we
come down?"
"Yea. llnw will 3 o'clock do?"
"Kuot rate! I),it II g'b mu time t' do an
other waahlu' fiiHt." Jidtce.
We can accomodate a few
more cars for ntorngc in our
new fire-proof garage.
Kates reasonable.
Sweet, Edwards Auto. Co.
2025-54 rarnam Street. ,
Tel. Doug. 3085.