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THE -OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: FEBRUARY 13, 1910.
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WORLD SUBURB OF CITIES
Motor Car Places Former Farmi Few
Minutes from Business District.
AUTOS BSINO ABOUT THE CHANGE
Hard rioddls llont Has GItsi
Way the Car for Vse
of harass Dwellers ia
Did It svsr occur to you that each suc
ceeding ysar the great cities of title coun
try become less popular aa permanent res
idences of both rich and poor? If you stop
to consider you will realise that the sub
urbs of Ornaht are fro wins; with marvel
ous rapidity. In fact, for miles around
there has sprung Into existence a trans
formation from fields of grain and the
growing products of the farm to the finely
trimmed lawns and magnificent palaces
of the business men of Omaha.
The automobile Is to blame for this con
dition; the greatest single element In mak
ing possible the simple life of the country
gentlemen, and at the same time permit
ting the close personal touch with business
necessary In the modern financial combat.
Furthermore, this luxury Is not confined
to those of large means. The man with an
Income of $5,000 may enjoy with his family
all of the comforts of the country bunga
low, with one or two acres of ground, and
have a landscape setting as beautiful as
any to be found In tlio world, and all
within a distance of from ' five to right
miles of Omaha, which, with the modern
motor car, with Its limousine body In win
ter and an open car In summer. Is within
a iirt minutes cf his cfflcs. Roads in !!
directions In and out of Omaha are mag
nificent. A careful examination of the
cllmatlo conditions of the last three years
has proven that, out of S6G days, comfort
and ease of riding has been possible for
341. People are just beginning to realise
that, with this highly developed, reliable
mode of locomotion, the 1910 automobile,
that it Is possible to enjoy the excitement
of the city together with the comforts,
happiness and Joy of the open country.
It la a conceded fc that the motor car
haa become an ercry-day-tn-the-year neces.
ally, and of the two seasons, does not
the advantage of the automobile. In com
parison with the horse-drawn vehicle, show
the automobile In even greater favor during
the winter months than In those of the
summer season, when the horse suffers
from the exposure and can scarcely navi
gate on the modem frozen streets?
There are numerous unchallenegeable ar
guments In favor of the winter use of the
motor cars, i which should make a most
logical basis for this continued use during
the winter months. With the family the
winter la the season when a conveyance
Is a necessity, whether to attend the opera,
balls, receptions or what not, la material.
But tbo yet greater need of the deoenda
tie conveyance, such as the motor car, la
found among the business men who are
able to reach their offices with certainty,
sriftness and comfort. With the transpor
tation facilities of five years ago you were
out of touch with the world If you were
five miles from the city hall.
The lessening of the reliability of the
horse, and the hindrance In his progress
by adverse weather conditions, was the
great hindrance In bringing the suburb
close to the city, and made It necessary to
turn to a better means of locomotion. The
automobile solved the problem. In any
of the walks of life, where the motor rai
ls compared with the use of the horse
drawn vehicle for service and dependability,
the desirability of the motor crystallises
Into more of a necessity as the season of
Inclement weather approaches. It haa
proven the solution of the troublesome ques
tion of reliable, rapid and comfortable
travel, and makes all the world the suburb
of' the cities.
Cleaning Sparking? Plnga.
A clever mechanic, who does a lot of
testing and who Is usually brimful of tips,
states that a good cure for dirty sparking
plugs Is to run the engine for some little
time with the compression taps wide open.
and with as weak a mixture as passible,
This has the virtue of cleansing the points.
however foul they may' be that Is, of
course, provided they are not too dirty to
spark at ail. It Is not quite clear why
there should be any (pedal scavenging, or
barnlng off action, under the circumstances
noted; but, anyway, It Is easy enough to
try, and the experiment Is not a costly
Nothing is Too Good for the Ameri
can Autombile Owner to
Nothing In connection with modern mo
toring calls for more Intelligent treatment
than that of suitable clothing for the mo
torists, especially those of the gentler sex.
The time was when any sort of warm gar
ment for winter or cool wearing apparel
for warm weather, waa considered suitable
for the automobile owner or his guests.
That waa In the days of the little open
touring car, the first models of which are
to be seen In the museums of the automo
bile manufacturers, to be taken out and
paraded In the big automobile carnivals
now and then.
Today all this Is changed. Nothing in the
history of Amerloan manufacturing has
equaled the growth 2of automobile build
ing. One refinement "of detail after another
has been put on the handsome big motor
vehicles, which are at limes veritable min
iature palaces on wheels.
Suitable clothing for the various stages
of automoblllng growth have followed, until
at the present time .small fortunes are
Bpent by persons of wealth and refinement
on their motoring toggery. Nothing Is
thought too good for the up-to-date mo
torists, and the very ends of th world are
ransacked to find the finest gradea of ma
terials to be worked up into raiment for
the motorists. k
The automobile used to be stabled In cold
and snowy weather, but not so today. With
the modern closed car, heated and lighted,
at his disposal, the mctsrlst Is on tha gs
day and night In all seasons the year
around. Since the motor vehicle came Into
general use the demand for furs for mo
torists, especially for the women folks, has
been so tremendous as to threaten to almost
deplete the surface 'of the earth of fur
bearing animals. It Is not exaggerating
any to say that today the demand for furs
for motorists' use ts greater than that of
all other people combined, and the demand
Is constantly growing, for the automobile
la only In Its Infancy. The beat workmen
In every land are straining their efforts to
shape the furs into the most fashionable
garments for the use of the automoblllst.
Fashions change constantly In everything
for human wear, as is Indicated clearly In
tha edict from the throne room of China
that the pigtail must go, and that the style
of clethlng followed In the west shall be
the vogue. Dame Fashion rules in the mo
toring world as everywhere else, and the
successful clothier who caters to that trade
must be up and doing from one year's end
to the other. He must keep up the very
latest wrinkle In supplying the wants of
bis motoring customers, anticipating their
ideas In regard to patterns and materials
if possible. Originally It required but a
very small part of a modern, clothing store
to carry the Stock necessary for tha mo
torists. But times have changed and today
the automobile clothing and fur trade Is
a business in Itself, demanding enormous
capital and tremendous resources to face
the competition met with on every hand.
At regular intervals the buyer of the
big automobile clothing dealers and manu
facturers of America flock to Europe and
delve Into the shops of the great London,
Berlin, Paris and Vienna clothing design
ers and furrlera to get Ideas and buy what
they believe will suit the discriminating
owner of the big American roadster and
milady of the limousine. It Is the axiom
of the trade that "Nothing Is too good for
the American motorists, and nothing be
yond the purse of the owners of the road
locomotives in the land of the Stars and
SUPPLY OF CARS INADEQUATE
Dealers Back from Chicago Tell of
RUN ON MODEEATE-rklCED CARS
Demand for Space at Bis Show at
Auditorium February 21 Continues
and nulldlns Will Be Filled
to Overflowing. .
Frequent (ana of Misfiring;.
Many autoists have been troubled with
a "Jumpy" spark and some of them have
been unable to locate the cause. Several
cases of faulty Ignition have, however,
been remedied by the Insertion of a return
wire from the timer to the switch, proving
that the use of the frame as a return Is
detrimental to the successful operation of
the Ignition system. Where the current
haa to pass through bearings or gnarlng
there Is always a chance of looseness
causing a break in the circuit or of grease
acting as Insulation. The best way to have
a dependable system Is to have a complete
wire circuit, then, all other things con
sidered ss being in order, there is no
chance of faulty Ignition, unless a wire
Omaha automobile dealers who wai.t to
Chicago In force lent week are more, en
thusiastic than ever over the prospects
for the season. They all report the same
thing that again It will be ia fight to get
enough cars to supply customers.
The big demand, say these returned
men, will be for the moderate-priced car,
and the supply of these Is likely to bs
exhausted early In the game. The de
mand for thin class is -unprecedented, for
the car is used In so many ways.
Many families which have high-priced
cars also maintain a moderate-priced car
for knockabout purposes and many com
mercial concerns are buying thtss cats
for use In a business way. Many of the
large concerns keep a car standing at the
door of their place of business, ready for
a hurried trip to some othetypart of town,
or for a quick run to railroad stations or
to entertain visiting customers who may
Demand for space at the fifth annual
show at the Auditorium, which opens Feb
ruary 21, still continues and Omaha, deal
ers who went to Chicago continually wired
back asking th local committee to try
to provide space for this and that which
wtBiied tt exhibit. Four requests yvein
received In Omaha the day Clarke G.
Powell of the committee landed in Chi
cago. Several of these have been taken
care of In the basement and it may be
the committee will be forced to place some
of the exhibit around the balcony.
Hint at Handsome Decorations.
The local committee has litUo to say
In the matter of decorations, but promises
some most agreeable surprises when the
doors are thrown open. Last year con
siderable money waa spent In decorations,
soma of which were made so they could
be used again this year. The same plan
of lighting the big building will be car
ried out, which means there will be no
dark spots and that visitors may nee all
parts of the oars.
Space has been provided for forty-flvo
exhibitors), and aa soma of these have aa
many as five or six different kinds of
oars the building will be crowded. With
a, double space, which is the moat any
dealer may have, it will be Impossible to
show more than six cars.
This lack of space at the Auditorium
la forcing the dealers to prepare auxiliary
exhibits In their garages and automobile
row will be made one continuous string
of automobiles. It is ', almost impossible
to count all the dealers on automobile row.
for some neW ooncern is likely to move In
over night and spoil tbo count, but suffice
It to say the six blocks between Eighteenth
and Twenty-fourth streets on Farnara are
almost a continuous string of garages and
Dealers are holding onto their new oars
and refusing delivery that they may have
a good supply on hand when the city Is
full of Visitors next week.
MANY BOOST FOR UNIFORM LAWS
Arguments In Favor of National Reg
istration Automobile Bill.
The arguments In support of the federa
reglstratlon bill as prepared by Charles
Thaddeus Terry, .chairman of the Amer
ican Automobile association legislative
boardj and which will be dlsoussed In de
tail at the convention sessions this week in
Washington, are, briefly, as follows:
The measure has both simplicity and
clearness to recommend it. It does not
violate the police power of any state. The
sole purpose of the bill Is to provide for
registration and Identification of motor
vehicles engaged in interstate travel, ao
as to give to the owner of. such vehicle
the right of free Ingress and egress In the
various states of the nation without fur
ther registration and Identification.
There Is nothing In the measure which
exempts any vehicle registered under the
rovlnlons of the act from the general
police regulations of the state laws. The
matter of the speed of the vehicle, and the
safety devices it Is required to carry and
CHAUFFEURS' and AUTOMOBILE MACHINISTS' COURSES
raiHo qvasteb or sirs rsaitaigT asd, mo.
Highland Fark College. Dea Moines. Iowa, lias established In connection with
the Kiiginrerlng Hchocl the most complete Chauffeurs' and Automobile Machin
ists' l'oure to be found In this country.
CMAOIIIixr COUBbBi Those who take the Chauffers' Course not only
learn how to Urlve the Automobile, but they are put right into the machine
shops and luto the garage ana are taught how to make all ordinary repairs on
their autombollea so that when they ate through with their courses they will
know much more than Just .'Imply automobile driving. This oo.rrm mav be com
pleted In one-quarter of twelve weeks and the tuition Is ony 140.00 for tha
AUTOHOiai IUCIIBTSTI1 OOTTBSBi Those who take the Automobile
Machinists' Coure receive a thorough mnt-htnlsta' training and are able to get
ftoaitlons In any of the largest automobile fa.ti.rles or as foreman In any of the
arge garages in cities. The ool'.ma maintains its own garage and has a number
of automobiles that are used by tlte stuoVnls In the mastery of the course.
The college also maintains the largest machine shops to found In connection
With any F.nglneerlng Huhool In the United 8tatea.
The new quarter opens February 13d. Till la the very best time of the year
to take up this work. If Interested write for catalogue, containing complete infor
mation. Address O. H. X.oagweU lrea Highland rark OolUge, Sea Moines, Is.
To FLORIDA CUBA
Lf. St. Lsou iaily, L C. K. t. 8:55 p.
At. Naskville, N. C A St L. Ry. IJ5a.st.
L. Atlanta, Cent, ef Ca, R. 1:40a.
Ar. JacaMavule,FU.,A.CLR.I, 7 JOa. k.
Dinins Can Between NmtIIU ana Atlanta
Write to or call F. C. bWKAT. Western
Passenger Agent. N. C. St. U. Ry., Bank
cf Com meres Building;, bt. Louis, Mo, 14
all other matters are left entirely to state
regulations. The only restriction upon the
various states is they shall not retard
and Impede motor vehicles engaged In In
terstate travel and commrrcs by useless
and unnecessary registration and license
The act Is constitutional and within the
power of congress to enact for the follow
1. Under the commerce clause of the
federal Constitution all Interstate Inter
course and the transit of Individuals from
state to state, Irrespective of the purpose
of the Intercourse or transit, Is commerce.
t. An act of congress of the same gen
oral character lins long been In force In
regard to navigation, which has univer
sally been accepted as constitutional under
the commerce clause and there can be no
reasonable distinction between Interstate
travel on the waterways and on the dirt
roads and highways of the nation. Congress
must have exactly the same power to leg
islate with reference to the one aa to the
3. The act does not Interfere with the
police power of the several states.
Never allow a tire valve to remain un
covered; lf the cap be lost, secure by a
piece of leather or rag arid a rubber band
or atrlng round the stem. If dirt Is al
lowed to enter a leaky vslve Is bound to
While some motorists may dlalike the
Idea of wearing goggles, because of thtlr
unbecoming features, it is a very poor Id --a
to drive without them. If they are not
used dust Is sure to get In tbe eyes, and in
tune the grit will cause irritation and
serious trouble is liable to result.
Valve springs, like other parts of .a
motor, will not remain tbe same forever.
After all methods have been tried and the
motor aiiii lacks lis usual iwwif, ii6r
set of springs will usually remedy ths
A good plan to prevent skidding when
turning sharp corners la to check the
speed of the car by closing the throttle
and applying the brake if necessary be
fore reaching the bend; then release the
brake and open the throttle a little as
tha car starts to round tbe corner, thus
making the motor pull the car Instead of
allowing It to coast round with the
Little Tip on Driving.
In overtaking or passing vehicles on the
road it is always wise to make sure that
there Js a clear passage ahead, and never
cut things so fine that a swerve on the
part of the other man will causa a mishap.
The Key to the Situation Advertise!
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We market the Hudson on the principle that the public wants
quality in cars at low price, but it wants them only at such a price as
will guarantee strength, room, beauty and refinement.
The Hudson is distinguished from other high quality cars from
the fact that it is a good car at a low price; and it is distinguished from
other low priced cars from the fact that it offers unusual quality at a
From one great; divison we are set off by our PRICE and from
another great division we are set off by our QUALITY.
We are proud of both distinctions.
Write for a catalogue. Arrange for a demonstration.
H. E. FREDRICKS0N AUTOMOBILE CO.
2044-6-8 Farnam St.
THE OMAHA BEE'i
O IR E CT O K "V
OF AUTOMOBILES AND ACCESSORIES
Ccii Automobile Co., 2Z09 Farnam St.
Roadster, 4 cyl., S passenger . .
Touring Car, 4 cyl., 6 passenger
Touring Car, cyl., 7 passenger
TAN KG and PUMPS
J. M. PINKERTON,
$82 Brndls Building.
AIR COOLED AUTO
The car that solves the delivery problem. Call
up for demonstration.
OOmOGmOXAX. VTOMOBXX.a CO.
S01 South TentU Stress. Oonglas 3784.
V-s' MOTOR CAR
YJallaca Auicnobila Co.
24th Near Ftrnam Street.
RGiance Trunks - My?ry wagons
OLDS GAS POWER CO. 1018 Firmm
Jn Detroit Electrlo
SHfll sjMBjUVf IMNSja
Coit Automobile Co.
Wi L HlilliH3l1 & GOi H9trttr-Stiti, 1i?f7505G oStlsmpla.
550 Kupmobiie, j.oo.
2025 Farnam Straat.
A MARYEL OF WORKMANSHIP
T. 6. KOXTHWALL CO.
914 Jonis St.
n . i E"l j JACKOON
IIP? f HI I -if IPni MR Pioneer Implement Co.
iiVkl VIA B"MW a
Council Bluffs. Iowa.
2024 Ftroaa St
II r r..l.:l.MMM A..1.MU:U fl rhomas,Hudson,
H t-.M HI. HN Mill I II NIK III!- Pierce, Rapid.
S044.46.4S FARNAM STRUT
Doright Automobile Go.
Henry II. Van Brunt
Council Bluffs, Iowa.
TIIC DAVTflM MITIMJlTfl I Oil AUTOMODILEO
III. I UAIUIJ-lilllUIILI.1. UU.
Storage anil Repairs
2318 Harney Street. -A-2011
FREELAND BROS. & ASKLET, 1102 Faroaa St.
GUY L. SMITH, 2207 FARNAM ST.
REO, FORD, PREMIER.
ATLANTIC AUTOMODILE CO.,
Atlantic and Council Bluffs. Iowa
Rll IflMRAI I ns-Duryea. Cadillac. Stanley Staamer.
I III mi.IUf.LL rjARCOCK PI HftTDIft
SOlS Psrnsot Street.
R. R. KIMDALL.
2026 Farnam St
Electric Garage I
OENISE BARKALOW, Proprietor
2218 Farnam Street, i
In its class without a peer.
0. F. LOUK, State Agent, f
1803 Farnam St.
"MURPHY DID IT" Aoo
14TH AND JACKSON Trimming
The easiest riding car in the world.
0. F. LOUK, 1808 Farnam Street,
SWEET-EDWARDS AUTO CO. SSMS
2052 FARNAM STREET PARRY ....SI 285
M. B. WILCOX.
Standard Automobile Cn.r.,?
Nebraska Buick Auto Company
Oaris Inset. Ut IUFF, Snuin
1 1 SIDLES, fcs'l MtmtH
Eulck and Olds
Use Inset. C E SHORt, Ru.
IDDCDCnU Cll C? IPCUPV
WHDTE Steamer r
KISSEL KAR 5i S t R kissel . auto co,
IIIUULL linil $3,000 60 H.P. 2010 Farnam 8t.
VELIE AUTOM02ILE CO., 1 202 Farnam St.
John Dssra Flow Co.,. Distributors.
Cwrl M4k Pr Temporary Location
ruiU ItlUlUI UU.. 1818 Farnam St., Omaha, Neb ...
ipped 4 Cyl.. 40 H. P.
CO., 2025 Farain St.
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