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TIIE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: MAT 22, 1910.
MODEL "M" 6 40 THOMAS FLYER
PRICE $3,500 FULLY EQUIPPED
Note the Equipment Bosch high tension magneto, gas head lights,
side oil lamps, tail oil lamp, horn, tools, tire repair outfit, shock ab
sorbers, glass wind shield, prestolite tank, speedometer, mohair top.
For its continued consistent performances, and its demonstrated
ability to successfully cope with every condition with which It has
ever been confronted, the Thomas has been acknowledged
THE WORLD'S CHAMPION ENDURANCE CAR
We hare but two more of these machines left from our 1910 al
lotment, and are in position to demonstrate to any looking for the best
car the market affords at $3,500 The manufacturers of the Thomas
are putting Into this car every detail of perfection that a long exper
ience would dictate and advise that for 1911 the price will be advanced
to $3,750. Get your order in early.
E E. Fredericks)!! Automobile Co;
2014-6-8 FAUX AM 8T.
Licensed Under Selden Patent,
Oakland and Yelch
" ' Licensed Under Selden Patent.
This is a line of cars that must be seen to be appreciated.
The Oakland has been tried out in this section three years and
i grows more popular every day. Do not buy until you have a demon
stration of this car.
But the real reputation of th'i Oakland, the one we are most proud
of. Is the universal satisfaction and enthusiasm of the army of Oakland
Alanson P. Brush, the designer of the Oakland, is known as bue
of the foremost automobile engineers in America, and his work Is one
unbroken record of successes. v
The Welch is a high class car embracing the distinctive features
of the leading cars In America today. , : .
Also Agent for Staver, Chicago. ; ' i . .
Mclntyre Automobile Co.;
2203 Farnam Street
Three Carloads of 1910 i
FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVER!'
JR., IR, KIIV113AJ.IL,
2026-28 Farnam Street.
Sears Model "L"
$493.00 Complete tSi? J
We build them We guarantee them
Wm sell them to you direct from our factory
Real Inside Prices
UR new Automobile Catalog quotes THE ONLY
REAL INSIDE PRICES ON AUTOMOBILES.
In this cataloc we show automobiles for $370.00
and uo. six different models, all built by us in our own
automobile factory. When you buy a SEARS you get it
direct from our big Chicago factory at the factory price.
With our new Automobile Catalog we will send you
our Booklet of Testimonials showing pictures of custom
ers using Sears cars in every part of the United States,
with letters from them telling their experiences.
Ifyoa arm interest J in am aatomolil of any kind, writ today
foeomr Sar AattunobUm Catalog No, 9B4t
Sears, Roebuck & Cn. Chicago
Along Auto Row
BaaWrs At BclUny Oars a raat
aa Thj Can Oat Tham Iiw
Oaraf as Ara Baady for Oceupanoy.
The MM-V8t Auto company rereived the
following yesterday about the Cole 30:
"W. A. Johrmon, driving a thirty horne
pdwer Cole touring oar, won the fuel
economy tent of the Chlrago Motor club,
which was run yenterdar over a lill-mlle
course, running to Iake Geneva and re
turn. "The Cole put up a most creditable per
formance, averaging 23.6 mllea to the gal
lon and earning a percentage mark of 2.8,
which was figured out according to the
formula employed by the motor club, divid
ing the weight of the car by the gasoline
consumed as expressed In ounces. The
weight of the Cole waa S.B.'iO pounds, and
It used ninety-six more ounces of gasoline
than did the Hupmoblle, driven bv E. A.
Hearne, which allowed the least consump
tion of gasoline 5.S miles to the gallon.
Wednesday evening of last week Dewltt
entertained a number of his frlenda in an
automobile ride over Council Bluffs and
Omaha, looking for llalley'a comet.
Mr. E. Thll Merrill of Detroit, Mich., gave
a aplendid talk on Cadillac demonstration
and Interchangeablllty of part at R. R.
Kimball's garage, 202 Farnam street, to a
large crowd of automobile owners and
prospective buyers. Mr. Merrill had with
him parts of all descriptions, such aa are
used in the Cadillac motor, transmission
and rear axle. He also had with him a
full line of very fine Brown & Sharp plug
and snap gauges to prove the accuracy ot
different parts used in Cadillac construc
tion. He described the wonderful system
used to Inspect every part ot the Cadillac
car. This great organization, with its mag
nificent plant and skilled mechanics, is
turning out forty Cadillacs a day in every
twenty-four hours, and giving the con
sumer, really, a 13,600 automobile for $1,600.
The Pioneer Implement company of
Council Bluffs Is making shipments of
Puller cars to Melbourne, Australia.
Manager John P. Davis of the Pioneer
Implement company received a letter laBt
week from Ous Bender of Sutton, Neb.,
saying that he flnda few one and two-
cylinder cars in Europe, outside af France.
The cars most popular therr are the run
about, three-seat style. Bender is traveling
now in France, Switzerland, Hungary and
W. L. Huffman Auto comDanv will r.
celve tomorrow a thirty-five-horse power
Detamble. The largest and most powerful
car of this make ever brought out. This
type la worth 11,500.
V. I Huffman Auto company received
sixty cars last week and announce that
they are able to make Immediate delivery.
Colonel Deright tendered Lieutenant
Shackelford, the South Pole lecturer, a
Stoddard-Dayton during his stay in Omaha.
The lieutenant was pleased with Omaha
and the Stoddard-Dayton is a pet favorite
with him. He rode In a Stoddard in
Cleveland and will no doubt tourevery city
in which he lectures In a Stoddard.
Inspection of the garage of H. E. Fred
rlckson Automobile company indicates that
It will be larger and much better auited
for their large business than before the
fire. The offices and salesrooms will
occupy the same room aa heretofore, but
the stockroom and workshop have been
materially enlarged and by the installa
tion of sky-lights throughout the entire
building working conditions have been im
proved. The scheme of decoration In the
offices and salesroom will be much the
same as before, viz: Massive oak woodwork
and decorations in oil, the pillars being
encased in French plate mirrors. New
office furniture has been ordered and in
dications are that the Fredrlckson company
will have not only the handsomest quartera
in the west, but one of the most beautiful
in the country.
The Massachusetts state law requires that
all applicants for a license to drive an auto
mobile on Massachusetts highways be ex
amined by an examiner appointed by the
Highway commlKslon, regardless of their
road experience In other states. The law
does not make ai.y exception, consequently
when George Schuster, better known as
"Around-the-world" Schuster, who has re
cently accepted a position as head demon
strator of the Boston E. R. Thomas branch,
had his examination by special appoint
ment, it was no surprise that a crowd of
motorists of exceptional proportions was on
hand. From all reports the examiner un
doubtedly took more Interest in making
inquiries regarding Schuster's wonderful
record In the New York to Paris race
rather than questioning his ability to han
dle a machine, although he was compelled
VENICE CAMPANILE RESTORED
to pit a machine through Its paces before also a bathroom, dressing room and In , the
he convinced the examiner that he was I rear ft complete kitchen, with conUing
capable of so doing. There Is no doubt the I range, pnntry and scullery. London Mail
examiners will report favorably on Schust
er's application, unless they missed asking
some of the set questions the law requires,
during tfie excltment of handling such a
famous applicant. This Yankee law would
be a good thing In every state and un
doubtedly prevent a great many accidents.
Statistics show that the state of Massa
chusetts has less than t per 'cent of the
total automobile accidents.
The 1911 Packard "Thirty" line consists
of a touring car, phaeton, close-coupled car,
runabout, limousine, landaulet, coupe, fore
door limousine and fore-door landaulet. The
Packard "Eighteen" town car Is made as a
flve-pasenger open car, close-coupled car,
runabout and In enclosed car styles similar
to the "Thirty." Both cars are the same
in quality and general design. The list
price of the Packard "Thirty" open cars Is
$4.2(W, and of the "Eighteen" open cars,
11,200. The standard equipment of all
open cars Includes -Packard tops
All cars are equipped regularly wlih
Continental demountable rims. The tires on
the "Thirty" are 3ix4H inches, all round,
and on the "Eighteen," 34x4 Inches.
FREAK CARS OF THE RICH
Individual Fnnclvs llmliodied In Auto
mobiles IteunrilU-sa of Cost.
The bored rich, in search of new sensa
tions, have of late been turning their at
tention to tho designing of freak motor
cars. While, however, some of the Ideas
which have been carried out nre extremely'
novel and Ingenious, they are scarcely
likely to become popular, for, as one writer
remarks In regard to the latest thing in
motor cars a littla auto cab which haj
been mado to fit a wealthy American lady
like a tailor-made contume, being only
twenty-six Indies wide and fifty-six inches
high "very few people want to be helped
Into their cars with a shoe-horn eveiy
timo they have hud an extra good lunch."
Then, again, a novel motor car designed
ar.d owned by a gentleman ot Calcutta
simply adds to tho noise of tho ordinary
motor car, which so often offends sensitive
ears. On this motor car, which, by the
way, cost 2,500, the usual bonnet Is cov
ered by the enormous figure of a swan, the
eyes of which aro composed of prism lenses,
which aro lit up at night by electricity.
The beak is made so that tho exhaust can
be sent through it, causing a noise like the
hiss of a swan. Met on a dark night It is
liable to cause as much (right among quiot
going people as a canadiati dummy horso
car which was exhibited some time ago.
The dummy horse was fixed to the front
of the car, the horn being attached to the
dummy's mouth, while at night the eyes
were lit up, a pair of brilliant green and
red orbi glaring at passing vehicles.
Some of tho novelties In motor cars, how
ever, take a more practical and useful
shape. Among the cars, for Instance, pos
sessed by the late king of the Belgians,
who was a most ardent automobllist, was
an elaborate gypsy van which contained
three rooms a parlor and bed room and a
room for the king's valet. The machine
was capable of developing thlrty-horoe
power, insuring a upeed of from thirty
five to forty-five miles an hour. Altogether
the vehicle cost 6,000.
And talking. of caravans reminds one that
the duke of Newcastle, some time ago, had
the most elaborately fitted of traveling car
avans built, which, however, was moved
by horse "power. It contained a cooking
range, piano, typewriter and a dark room,
together with accommodation for three per
sons, in the moderate space of fifteen teet
by seven feet, and cost 1,500. '
Four years ago the Duke of Fife had
built for him, at a cost ot 2,000, a 60-horse-power
motor, which was designed as far
as possible to combine the advantages of
a railway saloon with the luxury of an
apartment In a royal palace. At the back
of the carriage was a couch with soft cush
ions, upon which a passenger could take
a siesta at full length. The seats were of
the armchair pattern, and were so con
structed that the occupants could look out
in .any direction. The doors opened with
nickel-plated handles; soft Turkey carpets
covered tho floor, and among the fittings
were ladies' companions and smoking fit
Among the wonders of the motor car
show at Olympla four years ago were
King Edward's specially-constructed shoot
ing car and the Prince of Wales' picnic
car, with folding adjustable tables for
luncheon or tea.
The French chocolate king, M. Menlcr,
owns a wonderful motor car, which is a
small hotel on wheels. It Is divided Into
two parts, bed-sitting room, with secret
folding beds, and a dressing room and
kitchen, with every possible accessory for
toilet and cooking. It reminds one very
much ot the three-roomed fiat on wheels
In which M. Fabreques, the well-known
milllonalro automobile manufacturer of
Marseilles, went for a novel holiday jaunt
through Europe three year ago. This
traveling flat is a combination automobile
and home. It contains two sleeping rooms,
which In the daytime can be converted
into one large sitting room. There are
An F.xect Copy of the Fnllen Tower
Hallt ot Modrrn
Travelers who visited Venice after the
great campanile collapsed eight years ago
seemed to agree that the removal of the
great tower Improved the appearance of
the Plaxxa dl San Marco Immensely. The
Doge's palace, the farade of St. Mark's,
the buildings bordering on the square were
no longer dwarfed and their Just propor
tions could be admired. The salient point
In the view of Venire from the sea, how
ever, was lost with It, and the Venetians
themselves, accustomed to a tower on the
srot for eleven centuries and to that parti
cular campanile for over 700 years, were
Inconsolable. So It was decided to rebuild,
and the completion of the new tower, which
Is almost at hand, Is announced and de
scribed In the London Times of a week
Externally the new campanile will be
as exactly a copy of the one It replaces aa
the ingenuity and patience of man can
make It. The foundations were carefully
examined, as A matter of course, after the
eld campanile crumbled. It was found
that of the five courses of stone which
originally showed above ground half had
sunk below the level of the square in 1.000
years, and It was thought best to leave
that as It was. The ground has been
strengthened 'all around, however, and a
broader base made for the tower under
ground. The utmost care was taken to
obtain bricks of the same size and color
ns those In the old structure, so that from
the outside the campanile will seem to the
Venetians Identical with the one it replaces.
On the Inside, however, cement and Iron
work have been employed to secure greater
lightness and cohesion. If In the course
df time the new campanile should give
way, it will not crumble In a heap as the
old one did, but will fall in a solid mass
and smash w hatever stands In its way.
The brick work Is all done and the work
men have nearly finished the stone work
of the bell chamber. The arcade of four
arches on each side Is almost completed,
and three ot the verde antlco columns
which Were only slightly damaged in the
fall have been put back In their former
places; the capitals and lions' heads In
the spandrlls they were obliged to copy
from the fragments of those destroyed. On
the east and west side of the square attic
above the bell chamber will be set up the
figures of Justice, which came down un
harmed with the old campanile; on the
other two sides will be erected the lions
ot St. Mark, which tho French tore down in
Bonaparte's time. The pyramid that crowns
the campanile will be built ot Iron and
cement Instead of brick, so as to Insure
lightness, but it will be covered with the
old copper plates and will look the same
from the exterior.
The graceful loggetta of Sansovlno will
still decorate the base of the campanile. It
was broken up but not ground to dust when
the tower fell, and the pieces have been, put
together with utmost patience and Intelli
gence. Even his terra cotta group ot the
Madonna and Child, which was smashed
Into a thousand pieces, has been patched
up, all but the figure of St. John which be
longed to It, and which was beyond even
Only one of the bells of St. Mark escaped
destruction.' The other -four were cast again
at the expense of Pope Plus X, who was
patriarch of Venice when the campanile
-fell, and are now ready to be put In place,
How deeply the Venetians are attached to
these Is shown by an Incident recorded by
the Times' correspondent. When the bells
were finished lat spring they were taken
to the campanile workyard in order to be
tuned. As soon as the music of the chimes
was heard, "from Up to Up ran the cry.
The bells of San Marco! The bells of San
Marco'.' from the Mercerla, the Molo, the
Rlva, everybody began to run, and In a few
moments the piazza was full of an eager
and enthusiastic crowd."
The bells will not be up this Easrer, aa
was hoped, but they will be ready to ring
out on St. Mark's day In 1911. The campa
nile will be fully completed before next
year is out, and visitors to Venice will be
then unaware, except from the guidebook,
that anything ever happened to the old
campanile that stood for night IsOO years.
New York Sun.
Letting; Nothing Escape.
Rivers had been detained by a business
meeting at the club and the hour was late
when he reached home.
"So It's you. Is it?" exclaimed Mrs. Riv
ers, who was wide awake. "You've got
some plausible excuse, too, of course. You
were detained downtown by some neces
sary, indispensable, Important, unavoidable,
unescapable, urgent, essential and abso
lutely compulsory and inexorable business.
Of all the flimsy transparent, diaphan
"For heaven's sake, Lena," interrupted
Rivers, whipping out his notebook, "wait a
minute and let me Jot down those syno
nyms. I don't know where you got them,
but I can use every ene of theml Now
go ahead again, dear, but please talk a
little slower." Chicago Tribune.
For Immediate Sale
We have iust received 60 new cars, Interstates, DeTambles,
Hupmobjles, which we can deliver to you at the time of sale.
These cars are on our floor and will be sold this week.
No delayno waiting. If you are interested in good cars
see us at once. Glad to demonstrate any of these cars.
W. L. HUFFMAN AUTO CO.
Phone D.uglas 1045 2025 Farnam St. OMAHA
Distribttcrs (ot NcWukt, Uwi in South Dakota.
DIR EGTO F?."Y
Of Automobiles and AcGeddoriesl
R. R. KIM fl ALL,
2026 Firnam St
n n Detroit Eloctrlo
Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Coit Automobile Co.
THE PAXT0E1-MITCHELL CO. AS"S&8
Doug. 7281 2318 Harney Street. -A-201I
r Mini AMn m a cnN
lVU33EH) FREEUND BROS. & ASHLEY. 1102 Faroin St.
CUY L. SMITH. 2207 FARNAM ST.
REO. FORD. PREMIER.
ATLANTIC AUTOMOBILE CO.,
Atlantic and Council Bluffs, Iowa
RR IIMRAI I stevens'Dury"' Cadillac. Stanley Steamer.
III mldUHLL BADCOCK ELECTRIC
tot Parnam BtraaU
DENISE BARKALOW, Proprlsio;
2218 Farnam Street.
In its class without a peer.
C. F. LOUK, State Agent,
1803 Farnam St.
KISSEL KAR'&SSK kissel auto co
lIUUL,B- linil $3,000 60 H. P. 2129 Farnam St
VELIE AUTOMOBILE CO., IS02 Farnam St.
John Deere Plow Co.,. Distributors.
Ford Motor Co
9 1818 Farnam St., Omaha, Neb.
J. J. DERIGHT CO.
181 8 Farnam St
Pioneer Implement Co.
Council Bluffs. Iowa.
RoatlMter, 4 cyl., S passens" .WO
Touring Car, 4 cyl., B passenger MS
Touring Car, cyl., 7 passenger
Coit Automobile Co., 2209 Farnam St.
Wallace Automobile Co.
24th Near Farnam Street.
Wi Li Hllffi13ll & GOi Head'q
2029 F.rn.m Street. HUpmODIIB, I0U..
MARVEL OF WORKMANSHIP
T. G. NORTHWALl CB.
mjoois st. 4
APPERSON SALES AGENCY
1102-4 Farnam St.
1044-46-48 FARNAM STRBKT
leriglit Automobile Co.
Henry H. Van Brunt
Council Bluffs. Iowa.
iidquv rm it . . R!P?,r!n
yjUIirn I L7 1 AUTO Pamtmg
14TH AND JACKSON Trlmmlnj
The easiest riding car in the world.
0. F. LOUK, 1808 Farnam Street, '
SWEET-EDWARDS AUTO CO.
2052 FARNAM STREET PARRT ....$1285
Nebraska Quick Auto Company
llacol. Branch. 13th and 1!tJPtZlxVlr2&
Bulek and Oldt-
Omaha Branch, Mia-14-lH raxnam It., I.BB MVTT, M((
IMTm CT..TI! 51750 m equipped 41
$1750 Fully Equipped -4 Cyl.. 40 H. P.
2025 Farnam St.
AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE lhrUzoaine
H. BJ PALMER. SON & CO.. John W. Redlck, Mgr. Aato.JW
He Who Advertises in The Bee it.
Keeps His Automobile Btisf
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