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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: APRIL 10, 1910.
REASONS FOR THE UPLIFT
Automobile Row Explains What's
the Matter with Farmen.
MILLIONS PUT IN MOTOR CARS
f'rartlral Benefit CIrrli.lo the
I. star) of the Pace thrrrfnll
mt lialumrr thai Blow
lato the (rait.
Will's the Country Ldf coinmiHSion 11 try
Ins to find out "What's th matter n Ith the
InrmcrV' boosters on Automobile Row are
on to the trouble and applying the remedy.
The patient Ilk the treatment to well
and enjoy Us uplift posslbllties that thty
carry the nfws to neisors and rhow
rhem where to net In. The exIiiliirHiit is
Out of the million raised from the toil
last year quite a stiff aggregate va In
vettcd by farmers In automobiles. Esti
mates place the number of automobile
owned by Nebraska farmers at 4.000. low,
and Kansas farmers are put down at 6,0-0
The average cost of the machines In
placed at 11,500. All of tbe farmers of the
lountry are estimated to own Tti.OOO ma
chines. There are mall order houses which
make a specialty of building and selling
automobiles to farmers, some of the ma
chines being as cheap as f)5. A large
curportlon manufactures motor buggies for
the farmer, along with harvester machines
and reapers. The buggy type of automobile
no longer satlstfies. lie demands pneumatic
Urea, ao that he can ride In comfort, and a
lot of horsepower, so that he won't have
to take the dust of city folks he meets
on the road.
When the automobile Is not being used
by the farmer as a luxury, he hitches It
on to u fodder cutter, a buzs saw or a milk
sepniator in the back yard. Hy jacking
up tl,. tear wheels and slipping a beli
aiotiiu. one of them, the touring tar Is
ti t.n; lurmed into an efficient and powerful
Hatlun.ry engine. More than half the
population of the country lives on the
farm or thereabouts, and in the past It
has not known how the other half lives.
'J' he automobile gives the other half a
t hane to visit and patronize the city half.
Motors especially made for all sorts of
farm work, from plowing to threshing, bid
fair to dlxplace both animal and human
labor. Speaking of "what this gasoline-fed
slave will do for the farmer," an advei-
tlslng'Macaulay remarks "When the motor
doesn't work It need not be fed. There la
no danger of Its getting sick, as Is the
case with the horse; nor will It go on strike
or get drunk, as Is the case with the man
helper." Aye, the motor is a total ab
stalncr and an heroic exponent of the open
shop principle; it is the Ideal producer of
surplus value. It will plow. It will reap. It
will cut grass, it will drive a threshing ma
chine and do any other work of a stationary
engine. It drinks nothing but gasoline; it
does not get sick, tired or drunk.
Kansas farmers spent $3,i!00,OOt) for auto
mobiles during 1909 and 2,7W.00i) in 1908.
In one Nebraska town of 800 population
forty automobiles were sold last year to
farmers near the town and retired farmers
In the town. Careful estimate of the num
ber of automobiles owned by farmers in the
entire United States is 76,000.
The farmer has more good 'reasons for
having an automobile than any other man.
It is commonly said now that' many city
men are buying automobiles who' cannot
afford them. Oarage and chauffeur costs
are largely responsible for this condition.
He Know Machinery.
But the farmer take to ah automobile
unite like the proverbial duck to water.
In the first place he knows machinery,
lie handlos It all day long and has to be
his own repair man. As a result he Is
his own best chauffeur and so is his son.
The automobile fits In the farm work as
if mad for it. It doesn't replace the horse
not a bit of It. The horse goes Into the
. field In the morning and the automobile
runs the milk to town or goes to the mill
for flour in a hurry or makes a quick dash
to the machine shop In town for a part to
lepalr the binder or the threshing machine.
It saves the time in many Instances (as
many farmers testify) of a big gang of men
in the field In an emergency. It pays for
l;self in real service by the end of a year
Sixteen automobile maker are advertising
autoniubilts to the farmer in the I.") farm
papera of the country, and most of them
are arguing that the automobile will keep
the boy on the farm and make life more
livable for the wife. Automobile men are
constantly belli astonished at the price
farmers ar wil ing to pay for the best car,
and Hi way they are paying Is In cash,
with as little fuss as If they were buying
a now draught horse.
FACTOR IN TH WORLD'S WORK
It Development n Time Suvrr for
This world is rapidly attaining perfec
tion; approaching the millennium through
high efficiency in action, ease in occupa
tion and complete enjoyment of acquisi
tion. Tin; uutomohile ha civen us a
longer, faster ride in this direction than
any other Invention of our time. To the
question, "What la the economic value of
the automobile In the world's work?" the
beat answer is another, "What occupation
can b benefited by the Introduction of
higher speed in locomotion?"
The occupations which are directly, bene
fited by the Invention and use of the auto
mobile are, first, those vocations where
greater facility and speed In traveling' will
Increase the amount of work accomplished.
Representatives of this clay.i are physi
cians, civil engineer! and salesmen who
travel about In dolus; their work. The sec
ond class who are benefited ar those
Mhoie vocations do not require traveling
but who use the automobile for recreation,
sight sating and pleasure. Tha third class
receive benefits not so much from the
automobile per as as from the stimulus in
manufacturing and trade which the con
struction of automobiles has created.
The most apiarent benefit to the fust
class Is the greater speed of the automo
bile as compared with the horsedrawn
vehicle previously used. In the case of the
physicians the difference In the time con
sumed In getting to the patient may mean
the difference between life and death. In
addition to the greater endurance of the
vehicle, rendering it capable of roverlnr
many times the mileage of the horse, and
th fact that It I more sanitary and more
economical, all tend to increase the effi
ciency In the vocation to which its us- is
Perhaps to no class I the automobile of
more value than to civil engineers and
construction firms, who are enabled tn
widely extend their scope of operations. A
superintendent is enabled to oversee th
work of two or three Jolts all In progress
of construction at th same time, a he
can travel speedily between them.
More than any other benefit conferred on
th owner of th automobile in professional
or business life la the fact that It doubles
i d trebles th usefulness of tha user; the
physician, for Instance, can call upon his
patients in one-half th time, thus saving
him many hours In a day. As th "possi
bility of accomplishment" la on of the
greatest things in Uf. so this saving In
- each day, when multiplied by thejbU dealer report sales l many farmers
months and years, Is the equivalent In
work done to adding years to a man's life.
The second class is mostly composed of
people to whom the automobile l not a
necessity that is, they did not require the
automobile for the sake of economy and
utility, but rather acquired the automobile
for pleasure, recreation ami sight seeing.
This class became the first purchaser of
automobiles, and commenced using them
long before the machine was perfected. In
the early days, when a fifty-mile run with
out stopping was a ten-day wonder, and
while the running of the car was inter
mittent, troublesome and unreliable, they
bought cars for the enjoyment of riding,
for the pleasure in it while It would go.
They laughed and regarded it onlv as an
adventure when a Rpark plug went wrong,
when a driving chain broko or motor
They have come into their own now;
whatever they desire, either comfort, speed
or reliability, they can. be satisfied. Cars
are built which ride more comfortably than
any carriage. Some cars will travel faster
than a mile a minute; one car has run
10.000 miles without stopping the motor.
Esther of a score of cars will meet all
requirements of durability, flexibility and
Of the third class, those who have been
directly benefited are the artisans, me
chanics, merchants and others engaged In
the manufacture and sale of automobiles
and accessories. More than 250,000 men ac
quire their living In the manufacture and
sale of automobiles and accessories. The
tremendous demand for the cars, coupled
with the progresslveness of the manufac
ture, have caused them to engage the most
skilled help and the fastest pro
ducing, capable and efficient workmen, and
In many cases to pay wages In excess of
the current rates as. a bonus to Induce In
creased production. The same demand that
has been applied to men has been applied
to machines and tools of every kind and
description which have come to be used
In the automobile industry. Benjamin
Briscoe In New Tork Herald.
CONCERNING ' LIFE OF
Much Depend! on Tito Thing!
Handling and the
. Use of OH.
The question Is often asked.' "What Is the
life of an automobile?" This I easily an
k we red. It depends upon two things, first,
the way , the car Is handled, and second,
the amount of oil It receives. With proper
attention In both of these respects an auto
mobile should last from five to ten years,
depending upon the grade of the car.
To properly appreciate the Importance of
oiling It may be well to see Just what Its
functions are and how it performs them.
If you look at oil through a powerful mic
roscope, you will see that It Is composed
of thousands of globules,, each one shaped
like a ball. A properly oiled bearing has
distributed all over its rubbing surface,
these small globules, which act exaotly as
If they were steel balls, preventing the two
surfaces themselves from touching each
other. The moment there Is no oil there
and the two surfaces come In contact, they
start to cut and It takes but a very short
time for an expensive bearing to ba de
stroyed. The oil itself will wear, out; that Is to
say, the globules will break and the oil
will thus lose Its lubricating - properties.
Therefore, new oil must be added con
stantly. As proper oiling is such a tremendous
factor In the successful performance of a
car, it Is well to see that your automobile
la equipped with as r early an automatic
system of oiling as is possible and practi
cal. The pump oiler, the operator. Is likely
to be foritotten. This naturally would have
I disastrous results. There are several very
good positive oiling systems; some of these
Inre mechanical pumps, which start when
tho engine starts and pump just the proper
amount of oil to every part where nil Is
required, stopping when the motor stops.
Another and more simple arrangement,
which Is well adapted to double opposed
motors Is to use the alternate compres
sion and vacuum of the crank cus. the
pressure and vacuum starting, when the
motor start and falling when the motor
stops. In this method a pipe having a
simple ball check runs from the crank cas
to the oil reservoir. Kvery time there Is
a compression In the crank case, which
occurs as the pistons approach each other,
there Is a pressure put on the oil In the
reservoir. This forces the oil to sight
foeds, which should be situated on tha dash
In easy sight of the operator and Is thelce
distributed to the various bearings. As the
oil leaves the sight feeds It Is suck'd to the
piston and the engine bearings by the va
cuum caused by the piston receding from
Great care should be exercised in procur
ing the very best oil. It is poor economy
to use an Inferior gi-ade; it does not fol
low that because you ore paving a big
price for o'.I you are getting the best. There
Is probably moro fraud practiced In
the oil business than In any other pursuit
accessory to automobiling. The best oil
for cylinder use is one having a very high
fire test and a wry low cold test and
which Is rather thin. This same oil cin
be used for most bearings. Gears should
be run In a very heavy nil or a good quality
of grease. The manufacturers of machines,
however, always give Instructions as tn
Just what oil to use In each particular
place where lubrication Is necessary.
Remember that a gallon too much nil ran
do no damage other than to soot up the
rparks plugs, which arc cleaned In a very
few minutes. A drop too Utile of oil, on
the other hand, may destroy the whole
power plant of the machine.
YORK FARMERS BUY AUTOS
I'ae of New Mtyl of I.ucomotloa
tsaktii la tr rest la Good Noidi.
YORK. April S. Spc(al.)-8o many far
mers are buying automobiles that already
a number ar becoming Interested in belter
roads, and if the farmers of York county
take n interest in good roads there I no
question but what good roads will be built
and maintained In York county. Autoino-
Mm N TOUtr-,
who have all there Uvea been money savers
and a few who never made a purchase but
what they had to get the best price, but
when purchasing an automobile they are
most liberal and rarely ask if It can be
bought cheaper, but take the auto at the
B00MSJN OLD MEXICO
More far Are nelnar Purchased and
the It on Us Are Being?
Mexldo Is beginning to take a keen Inter
est In motor touring. Various good road
movements have been Btarted and motorists
in Mexico City are making many trips of
exploration to rolnts of interest in the
neighboring republic. A recent dispatch
from Maxlco City says that perhaps the
most Important of these pioneer tours was
that of Messrs. Alcerreca and Garces, who
made a run from Mexico City to Orizaba.
They found the roads almost Impassable,
but as a result of their trip a movement
has already been started to Improve this
route which would otherwise be very en
joyable. The trip was made in a Chalmers
"80" and despite the unfavorable condi
tions, the car negotiated the trip with en
tire satisfaction. This was the first time
an automobile had attempted this hazard
Among the other important runs which
may do much to promote automobile tour
ing and the improvement of road conditions
In Mexico are those of Kenneth Walker
from Mexico City to Guadalajara, return
ing in thirty-two hours and thirty-eight
minutes; that of Jack Davis, who recently
made a long climb to El Deslcrto In an
hour flat. While this is not a record It Is
a very creditable performance, and has
been an Inducement to many other motor
ists of Mexico City to attempt the climb.
The Mexican Herald Is quite enthusiastic
over these pioneer runs, because they have
awakened Mexican automo'blllsts to the
great need of-good roads. The poor roads
of Mexico heretofore have proved the great-
pHt Hpt hack to automoblllnir tn that noun
DUG UP GOLD TO BUY CAR
Farmer Shovel Tooche Combination
of a Barnyard Bank.
While the financial stringency Is long
since past, money Is still being hoarded.
Tred Chindler, the Ford agent at North
Yakima, tells a story where the where
withal' was planted and ' where a highly
delectable fruit grew upon It.
One day his telephone bell rang.
"Say; do you sell the Ford cat?" asked
the voice, and he answered In the affirma
tive. "It's the same car that finished first in
that race from New Tork to Seattle?"
Again the affirmative.
"Well, 1 want to see one. I'm thinking
of buying one."
Chandler', the next day, took a spin out
to the address and found the voice be
longed to a farmer whose crops had been
all to the good. The farmer looked the
car over, listened to Chandler's talk and
"Would you mind giving us a litle spin?"
meaning himself and his Interested wife.
Chandler surely was willing. He took
them down a stretch and when they ar
rived at the farm house the car was sold.
"You talk to the woman a while," and
the farmer was off. A short while later
Chandler looked around and he saw the
old farmer near the barn digging with a
shovel. Presently he returned and handed
$1,025 to Chandler, the price of the car.
"That farmer thinks the seed he planted
bore the best fruit ever," says Manager
R. P. Rice of the local branch, who thinks
the story a great ofte. Philadelphia
Persistent advertising Is the road to Big
- -Tffk- vxi
"FSi Q nCa'3tsi Roadst5?ii75
Is the best car on the market at its
price bar none. Let us show
you the smoothest, quietest, easy
running, powerful car on the mar
ket. If you ride in It you will
surely want the Inter-State.
WE NAVE THE
U17. L. HUFFMAN AUTOMOBILE CO.,
" 2025 FARNAM ST. Distributers for Nebraska and Western Iowa.
JtlSltr SG50 negal Cars, $1,050 Jfti J&- $1,000
1 1 f ; m
Members of Faculty Are Impressed
with Wonderful Growth of
"We were treated royally while In
Omaha," said Dean Reed of the Univer
sity of Michigan, just before the train left.
"I know of no better word to express my
opinion of your great city than 'colossal.' "
"It Is a rousing old town," said Dean
Cooley of the engineering department with
his famous laugh. "The development since
I saw It several years ago has certainly
been wonderful, and It seems to fast be
growing into the leading city of the mid
General Secretary Shaw expressed him
self as delighted by the loyalty, enthus
lasm and fine organization of the local
sons of Michigan and said it was no won
der so many fine Omaha boys attend the
University of Michigan, because the head
quarters of the Alumni association of the
Missouri valley, consisting of over 600 mem
bers. Is at Omaha, and every Michigan
man never falls to sing praises of Ann
Arbor at every opportunity. The dis
tinguished visitors were kept very busy
from their arrival until they left.
possesses sufferers from lung trouble till
they ltarn Dr. King's New Discovery will
help them. 60c and $1.00. For sale by Bea
ton Drug Co.
When you want what you want when
you want It, say so through The Be Want
We Ape Back at Our
And Are Showing a Full Line of
We were fortunate in having a large stock of cars
m our warehouse, and are in as good
position as ever to make
E. Fredrickson Automobile
2044-6-8 Farnam St, Omaha, Neb.
CARS IN OMAHA READY TO DELIVER
Chalmers is Official Car for Those
Who Will Mark the Route.
LEAVES TOMORROW MORNING
Will TrsTftw tonnlrr t Before
Krarhed on One of 1hee Tonra
.lonmrji Thronath the
DKTKOIT. April 9. (Special. ) The Chal
mers "30". official pathfinder tor the Gild
den tour of 1910, was shipped today to Cin
cinnati, the official starting' point of the
The pathfindlng trip will start Monday,
April 11. This was the decision of Chair
man S. M. Butler of the ontst board of
the America Automobile association uh.n
he stopped In Chicago the first of the wck
for a conference on Olldden tour mattTs
before he left for the coast.
He further announced that the night con
trols will be Louisville, Nashville, Flor
ence, Ala., Memphis, Little Rock Ark.,
Dallas, Tex., Oklahoma City, Wichita,
Kan., Kansas City, Mo., St. Joseph, Mo.,
Dos Moines. la., Davenport and Chicago.
Sundays will be spent In Memphis and St.
hls year's Glidden will contain the long
est single day's run In the history of the
event; from Texarkana to Dallas, a dis
tance, of 230 miles. The. longest day In the
1909 tour was from Sallna, Kan., to Kansas
City, a distance of 212 miles.
This year's tour will also be longer than
that of 1W, which established a record
for Glldden tours. Last year the Glldden
Ites covered approximately 2.300 miles be
tween Chicago and Kansas City by way of
Minneapolis and Denver. This year's routo
will be something over 2,600 miles.
Chairman Butler believes that this year's
Glidden event will set a record for entries.
Inquiries to date indicate great Interest in
the tour among manufacturers of automo
biles In all parts of the country.
"I am confident that 1910 will see that
largest of all Glldden tours," said Mr. But
ler. Official scout, Dal H. Lewis, will reach
Cincinnati Sunday; Joseph W. Graham,
who will drive the official pathfindlng car,
will be there a coupe of days earlier su
that everything may be In readiness for au
early start Monday morning.
TRAINOR READY TO QUIT BOARD
New Mayor of South Omaha Mar Re
main In Office Until Successor
County Commissioner Tralnor will put In
his formal resignation to the Douglas
county board Monday or Tuesday, but it is
not expected that the board will act on
it for several days or possibly two weeks
thereafter. Mr. Tralnor will remain an
active member of the board during these
few days by desire of other members. He
will put his "resignation in for the board
to act on at once If it desires, so that any
criticism Is thus forestalled.
The Hup mo bile
4 CYL 20 H. P., With BOSCH
Most remarkable car In the
.world. This Is what every owner
says. Nobody ever made a mistake
in buying; a llupmoblle. Its a
EIGHT RAILROAD TICKETS LOST
Leader of Urerk ( lab ( haranl with
TnklnsT Tlrket tmr frnm
III Fellow Member.
Kxplanatlons were In ui Saturday
morning when Nlrk Mlnndakis. it tireek,
was haled before Judge Crawford under the
chars of having absconded with the rail
road tickets of eluht comrades. Neither
the several and sundry Greeks who declared
they hail been deprived of the wherewithal
to travel from Omaha to Chicago, nor
DIR EGTO RY
K Of Auiomobiles
Kemper Automobile Go. Ill
Jn Detroit Elcctrio
THE PAXTOIi-MITCHELL CO. SK8
Doug. 7281 2310 Harney Street. A-201 1
i . - .I... .a a
Rfj IMRfll I Stevens-Buryea, Cadillac, Stanley Steamer,
i III IVIU.UI.LL BADCOCK ELECTRIC
tOtt farnam ttrt.
II A I I A IT! A IF In its class without a peer.
Hill 1 illiilY C. F. LOUK, State Agent,
aaueiuituai 1808 Farnam st.
DEAL and IMPERIAL tgSS
BRADLEY, MEERIAM & SMITH, - . Council Blnffs, Iowa
KISSEL KAR :SS IS 5: E: kissel auto co
llWWaUaU S3t0oQ60H.pt 2129 Farnam St'
n nrn n nrs MOTOR CARS
V7 I CL L- l SL VEL,E AUTOMOBILE CO., 1 902 Farnam St.
W La Lza U L23 John Deere Plow Co.,. Distributors.
Ford Motor Co., 1818 Farnam St., Omaha, Neb.
Ln n Matthoson
Detroit-Electric ponS co-
y RoadHter, 4 cyl., S passenger $1,100
jf A gf Touring Car, 4 cyl., C passenger $1,360
yfj2fhfJI Touring Car, 6 cyl., 7 passenger a,000
twauM2 Coit flBtoailile Co zm Farnam $1,
BM. Wallaca AMe Co.
ZJT motor car 24th -Near Fernam Streot.
V. L. Huffman & Co. in
2025 F.rn.m str..t. $650; Hupmablle, S750.f
1044-4C-4 FARNAM STREET
Deright AutomobiiB Co. ggr
Henry H, Van Brunt rSjT
"MURPHY DIdTT" Au0 Sg
14TH AND JACKSON Trimming
A!AnfSmtl9 Tlie easiest riding; car in the world.,
ARuOu -p- L0DL?e Agrerm street-
SWEET-EDlVAnDS AUTO CO.
2052 FARNAM STREET PARRY ....$1285
Nebraska Buick Auto Company
Unooln BraB.cn, 13ta ana V at, St. S. BIBLES, Oen't Mgr.
Omalia Branca, lia-14-l rarnam St., X.S2 KOPr, Mgr.
IfllTrn OThTT 51750 ry Equipped -4 Cyl7oli7i
liy I LIM0 I H I L w
Mlnndakis were able to show lf Inttrljr
what had become of the railroad ticket.
According to the complnlnlnr .witnesses,
eight lirerks had formed Into club for
the purpose of Journeying to Chicago on
special rates. The ticket had been placed
in the hand of Minn.l.iKis, a member of
the club M iniuluki disappeared with th
tlike:-, the wltncssc ileclnred, and fr
evidence they had seem oil he bud sold the
tiutiKportatlun for I0. Winn It developed
that (ScTirml Kiishetigcr Anent Wakeley of
the Hiirllngton railroad ws ready to tes
tify n;nlnM MlmiiliiMs, Judgn Crawford
ordered tlm rase continued to Monday.
Coit Automobile Go.-.
OITQ FREELAXO BRD3. & ASHLET. 11 02 Firnan St.
L. SMITH. 2207 FARNAM ST.
REO, FORD. PREMIER.
ATLANTIC AUTOMOBILE CO.,
Atlantic and Council Bluffs. Iowa
DENISE BARK ALOW, Proprietor
2218 Farnam Street.
L HUFFMAN & CO.. 2025 Farnam St.
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