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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BJiK: DKClO.MBhU. 22, 11)12.
DUBYEA SECURES SILENCE
Produces Noiseless Automobile After
Years of Development.
ITS QUIET IS EXTRAORDINARY
After SiirnilltiK Venn In Uxprrl
mrntlnK, Thprc Ilnn llrcn Tnrnril
One of tin- Moat StrlUlna
Varn liver llulll.
"Silence has been the 'consummation
devoutly to bo wished' of the automobile
builders ever slnco the first crude 'horse
less' carriage smoked, and puffed, and
rattled Its way along to tho admira
tion of even the objectors. And now for
the first time, after twenty-one years of
steady development of the American
motor car, silence has been attained, as
nearly as It Is posBlblo to attain abso
lute notselcssness In anything that
moves," Bald S. A Houser, distributor
of the Stcvcns-Duryea cars.
"That most motor cars havo never
before been more than comparatively
silent," ho ndded. "Is becauso the
builders went alter only tho big
noises, which thrust themselves on
tho attention, llko that of the engine.
When these wero more or less quieted
the myriad llttlo noises, which go to make
up the characteristic sound of the motor
car things which 'singly would hardly
be noticed mado their chorUBieard. And
silence was sun a ions way on.
Tho nroblem was solved In character
istic fashion by J. Iconic Duryea. Though
ho Is but a young man now, Duryea
was the designer of tho first successful
American automobile, twenty-one years
ago. Ho originated, and has developed,
more of the fundamentals of the flno
motor car of today than any other maker
In this country, certainly probably more
'than any other man In tho world. Ills
Imntlinri has always been to make his
.mind uu what was to be accomplished,
and then stiidy and adapt every Part of
the car to achlove tho results.
, "When he set about getting silence, Mr,
Duryea 'began at the tread and worked
iiD.. Hverr bolt, rod. Joint, bearing,
hinge, frame anything that had the pos
'slbllltles of the llttloBt squeak, or thump,
or rattle was studied, first by Itself, and
in onnnoetlon with everything It
touched or affected.
"The result Is that the Oslx Stevens
Durvea. as this new car of the Stevens,
Duryea company Is called, fs 'as silent
ns If It wore rubber heels.' It's quiet
is extraordinary tho most Btrlklng thing,
perhaps, about what haa been called the
most striking car ever produced. It is
thn first thing everyone comments on.
n'o n 'woll worth having that It's
a sure guess that every builder will get
out and hustlo to come as near to
us he can from now on."
. For Good Roads
O. C. Turner, secretary of the Nebraska
stum Automobile association, reports
that a number ofuntles not yet organ
ized are making Inquiries and arranging
for meetings in order to form new cluba
mid Incorporate under the uniform system
i,f organized efforts to Improve r6ad con
ditions. The draft of the State Highway
tommtssloh bill, as finally adopted by tho
joint committee' meeting of tho good roads
flubs, will .undoubtedly provovery popu
lar and acceptable to all 'classes through
out the state nud will undoubtedly be
tome law at the winter session of the
The road map book for tho state
Hiowlng tho' good roads in each county,
lorother with strip maps to Denver, ICan
tas City, 'Chicago und Minneapolis and
lontalnlng a digest of tho automobile
iiws and much other useful information,
1 now In tho press and will bo ready for
ellvery to nil members of tho Nebraska
I talc Automobile association 'soon nfter
COLE MANAGER RETURNS
FROM LONG SELLING TRIP
C. J Oorkhlll. general agent for tho
t'olo car west of the Mississippi river.
Arrived at the Omaha house, Ills head
quarters, Thursday morning after an ex
tensive trip through the southwestern
hates. Mr. Corkhlll says tliat never be
fore has ho visited the south when busi
ness of all kinds was In such a healthy,
ftctlvo state its It Is now. He sold ho did
hot hear a single complaint from any
fcource during his travels, unless tho cry
for moro first-class help might bo con
f.idered as such. Tho automobile business
Is thriving in midsummer form In Okla
homa, whore Corkhlll was forced to send
for two Omaha salesmen to come down
iind help out a certain dealer. He left
In tho evening for Minneapolis, which
completes his last Journey until spring.
The Cole people received their first slx
lylindcr 50 cars Thursday, two in number,
both of which are sold.
The Marlon Auto company 1ms Just In
Stalled Us own lighting plant consisting
f a gasolino electric generator whlcli win
perato ten big arc lights. The plant Is
II used in recharging tho batteries of
U. V. Abbott, Bales manager of the
lllgluy Michigan, has been traveling
through their Iowa territory tins last
i.eek. returning Saturos;. He says this
weather is Mighty Michigan weather and
U praying that It may continue until tho
)utu show In February-
Manager Uhelm of tho local Cadlllao
company has secured probably one of tho
most tnrtructlve bits of mechanism to the
man Interested In automobiles whlcli has
ever been shown In this city. It Is u
stripped chassis of tho Cadillac car In
which all parts are shown performing
their work,' this mudo possible by the
cutting out of sections of tho Bolld parts
and Installing small clectrlo lights over
all Interior parts of tho machinery. It
nlso shows completely tho Cadillac's lat
est addition to their product, un auto
matlc spark control, which advances tho
spark or retards It, us tho engine required
absolutely., mechanically. Tills makes It
possible for the ordinary man to get Just
the same good results from his car as
me expert.. Tile very height of power
for tho amount of gasoline consumed,
and tho utilization of all tho power pro
uuceu, euauies tho owner to save gaso
Tho Storz Supply company has been
taking an Inventory of Its business during
tin last week, and finds It to bo far be.
yond its expectations. Mr. Sforit is highly
gratified by tho way things havo shaped
themselves during tho first year of the
house's oxlstence, and is fully expecting
to make tho coming year's work grow far
beyond that of 1912. Mr. StorK Is plan
nlng to attend tho New York automobile
Bhow, where he will get u line on the
supply exhibits, probably using somo of
their features for his own display In the
J. M. Gaffuey, manage'r'of the local
Rambler house, ' leaves for his homo at
Kenosha, Wis., also the homo of the
Humbler car, where lis goes to spend the
holidays and arrange with tho factory for
several largo shipments of Cross Coun
trys. Mr. Oaffney will also get a good
line on the show cars which he will um
in Omaha for tho February affair. Tho
Rambler show cars havo always been a
feature of tho Omaha show, and Mr.
Ooffney Is going to sustain this reputa
tion. A. C. Chase, with tho United Motor
Omaha company, severs his connection
with the firm January 1. Mr. Chas Is
one of the oldest and best known sales
men connected with the trade, and has
served the commercial Interests of Omaha
The Detrolter roadster has Just ar
rived at the T. G. Northwall company.
It Is a threo-pasBengor 25 car, mounted
on the same chassis as tho Dctroltor
touring car, and sells for $900 fully
equipped. This model has a new dock
arrangement behind the passenger scats,
which is dlvi'ded Into two compartments,
the lower one being largo enough to ac
commodate two demountable rims, and
the upper one a good sized suitcase and
somo small luggage.
S. C. Moltoe of the Inter-SLate Auto
company has Just returned from a trip
through Iowa, dp the Iowa, sldo of tho
Missouri, through ho central part of tho
state and ttich"home' 'dr?vtho Nebraska
side. JIo jJrej)ortsthe roads and prospects
to be In the best possible condition.
One of the most Ingenious machines yet
developed- by the automobile-trade- Is ut
work In tho trimming department of the
Studebaker corporation. By nn elaborate
system of fingers this machine measures
in square Inches the area of tho "hides
ued- In upholstry Incidentally, It takes
two largo hides to furnish tho leather
work for each car.
Thirteen Is Guy Jj. Smith's lucky num
ber, and when the thirteenth falls on a
Friday you had Just ns well hand him
tho order, for he surely gets It on that
day. On Friday, December 13, .Smith was
on the job at 6:30 In the morning telling'
his salts force what ho expected for tho
dHV. lletuleil by Mr Smith, ths sales
forces went Into the fray on high sHed
and all records were shuttered for iv single
days buslncsi. Tho flying Bquudron
turned In Unlets for one Hudson coupe,
two nlx-ijyllndcr Fmnkllns, throo fix-
cylinder Hudson touring cars und two
Hudson 37 tburltig cars; total, seven curs.
J. A. Hose, driving a Ford, won from
seven contestants in u hlll-cllmbliig con
test ut Ashvllle. N. C. recently. Tho hill
up which the eourso lay Is u 13 per cent
grade. All curs wero ntrlPPd und as
light as possible. Threo llulcks, two
H-M-F's, u Chalmers, llupmobtlo and
Flanders wero entered.
That tho prospective change In adminis
tration will not affect tho uutomobllo
business to any noticeable extent Is tho
opinion of C. D. AldrlclO president of tha
Michigan Automoblo company of 1117
Farnam street. "We have nearly all our
territory contracted and expect by the
first of the ye.tr to havo a representative
in prnctlcally every ono of our counties
The four forward speed transmission of
tho Mluhtv MIchtuun for 1913 has un
iloubtedly been u great help to us in In
teresting tame of tho most conservative
dealers, they readily appreciating Its
Two beautiful Hudson 37 coupes hav
b'oen.-.dellvered by Guy Li. Smith within
the Inst few days. A. 1. Itoot placed his
order first and demanded lmmedlato de
livery of tho coupe that hud been ordered
for show purposes. Smith gracefully com
plied. Dr. J. P. Lord was next In line,
and by telegraphic communication with
tho factory Mr. Smith secured unother
coupe, tho oxuet duplicate of the first
one. The Hudson coupo hus met with tre
meudoiiii rnthuslusm among those dis
criminating motorists who demand com
fort combined with refinement nnd ele-ganoe.
The Nobrasku llulck company Omaha
Hranch delivered during the week models
31 tn John Anderson of Coming, In.; V.
G. Slbert of Dcnnlson, In.; Charles F,
LawiB of Fulrbury, Neb., and George
Monklng of Seward, Neb. Lee Huff.
manager of tho brunch, and II. H Sidles,
general manager ut Lincoln, will leavo
for the Bulck fuctory next week to tir-
rango for the trntnload shipment of 250
Uulck cars to Omaha.
Fred Brodcganrd, tho Jeweler, Iiub dr
elded to purchnso an Apporson Special
K seven-passenger, which will arrive hero
sometime around the first of tho year.
Mr. iJrodcgnard, who wclghn over- 100
pounds, has had tho sad misfortune n
breaking seven rear axles on the last
machine ho owned, po ho has decided to
Invest In a car that will hold up, oven
under such terrific pressure. Tho Appor
tion people delivered four cars during the
last week, among which was a five
passenger six-cylinder machine for Hans
Peter Iingon of Falracrcs purchased a.
Lexington '40 of tho K. n. Wilson Auto
company last week. Mr. Wilson returned
early In the week from the south, whore
he has been for the last two weeks on
combined business and pleasure trip. He
reports a favorablo outlook In the terrl
tory which ho visited.
C. W. McDonald of tho Marlon Auto
, company, together with his wifo, son
George, apd daughter, Mrs. It. W. Bixly,
leave Tuesday morning for Sioux Falls.
where they will spend tho holidays with
another son who resides at that place.
George L. Dlngham of tho Marlon Aut
company hfts ooiiw In off tho road an
will remain at homo until after the first
of the year.
Thn United Motor rompany delivered
machines to tho following last week: J.
S. Jllnton of Kearney, a 30 Maxwell tour
ing oar; F. P. Schmidt of Madison, a 22
roadster and a 30 touring car; Bert Plilllt
pot of Weeping Water, a $3,600 55 tTo'lum-bla-Cavnllcr;
Burt McNub of Carroll, la.,
a 41 Maxwell; the Seward Auto company
of Seward, Neb., a 40; the Fletcher Auto
company of Tecumseh, a SO. nnd Swanson
Bros, of Cley Center and Hastings, a 30
In Buying a
The All-Important Thing Is Getting Good Tires
OAKLAND MOTOR CAR CO.
OFFERS A NEW MODEL
The first Oakland model 33 flve-passen-ler
touring car. tho baby of the 1913 line
manufactured by tho Oakland Motor Car ,
lompany of Pontlac, Is finished, and de- f
liveries will probably be made In January, i
hose who are responsible for the cMrae
jrlstlcs of this new car are exceedingly
, iimlsile about Its future. They hay !
iven It the BHine low effects as the Oak
ind Greyhound 6-0 nnd the because
le front and rear springs arc under
lung. The best typo of enbloc motor Is
i -mi with a three-bearing crank shaft.
L'hls motor has developed on the block
Fl-horeepower at 1,800 revolutions per.
Inlnute. The chassis Is very clean lit ap
learance and the absenco of truss rods
Ind other unnecessary cross members Is
tartly responsible for the effective style.
The body Is distinctive and In keeping
ivlth othsr Oakland cars. The radiator
to "V" shaped. The upholstering if ten
)iches deep. Ths right hand front door
Ipens. The new roll fender has a grace
ful sweep, and Is an element in tne siun-
ng lines of the car. The tonneau is
omy and the rear axle Is extremely
llet. The car is finished In battleship
ray and Is fully equipped.
A few years ago, the selection of an
electric pleasure car was extremely
difficult. There were many things to
-Today it is an easy matter. For
any electric is now a good investment.
The all-important thing is to get the
right hind oftirct.
Remember this: the best pneumatic
tires in the world are liable to punc
ture or bow out at any moment
demand constant repairs and seldom
give over 3,000 miles' service.
On the other hand, tolid rubber tires
allow an electric to jolt and quickly
ruin its mechanical parts. They also
lessen greatly the occupant's comfort.
But there is a tire which combines
the good points of pneumatic and
solid tires, yet has no disadvantages.
It's the Motz Cushion Tire.
A tire that after 4 years' test is used
by most owners of electrics and
adopted by every leading maker of
No user of Motz Cushion Tire was
ever annoyed by punctures or blow
outs, or by damaging bumps or jolts.
These tires have no air in them,
yet they ride as if air-inflated, except
under excessive speed.
Pneumatic resiliency and easy
riding qualities have been duplicated
by means of a great mechanical inven
tion by the creation of ingenious
double treads, slantwise bridges and
Look at the picture. Note the
double, notched treads (A In picture),
which prevent skidding and distrib
ute the, weight to the sides. The sides
are undercut (see B), which allows
free action of slantwise bridges (see
C). These bridges are elastic. They
The Motz Tire and Rubber
Service Stations in Alt Princioal Cttitt
ELECTRIC GARAGE CO.
PHONE HARNEY 304 40TH AND FARNAM STS.
give and yield like the air in a pneu
matic tire. Note Din the picture, show
ing shock-absorbing qualities when
tire runs over a stone.
The End of Burdensome
Motz Cushion Tires cost a little
more than some tires, but note their
economy. Practically no expense for
fire repairs. No extra, emergency
And instead of giving the average
3,000 miles' service, they give at least
10,000 miles. Each set, on pleasurq
electric cars, is GUARANTEED for
10,000 miles two years.
Send for This Book
to any standard clincher, universal
quick-detachable or demountable rim.
If you are In the mnrket forte ntuf elec
tric or for tires for your prn( electric,
don't fail to rtaJ our lalttl Tire Book.
It's ready for milling end you may have a
copy aent to your home or office simply by
tending your name ond addrets on a pott
c.ard, Send specification name of car,
model, tlie of rimt, etc.
MOTZ Cushion Tires
110-in. Whool Buso
Cloar Vision Wind
All Bright Parts
Mohair Top and Boot
Tirc3 32x3l 0. D.
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. Atitomobile vuhiefl mtiat bo looked nt from Hcvera 1 different anglon. You must consider not only
the price, but what that prico buys you. Yon muHt tako into confederation the power, tho Htrongth, tho
beauty, the construction, tho Bizo, tho upioaraneo and the equipment of tho car. You must judge a car
by the material in'it; tho workmanship on it; tho method employed in produce it; and, last, hut noUcnst,
the facilities behind tho production methods. . Couplo these facts with the prico tag and you got tho
Examine ench one of these i'nndiummtiils iiulliis Overland at $985 and you find a car that is identical
with the average $1,200 car. Go further and you find higji-grade construction and painstaking caro in
finish that equal tho production -methods employed in tho making of any $5,000 car you know of.
This enr hns tho power of a $1200 car; it has tho strength of a $1200 ear; it has tlio size of a $1,1200 ear;
it. has tho seating capacity of a $1,200 car; it hns tho wheel baso of a $1200 car; it has tho chassis con-
struction of a $1,200 car; it has tho comfort of a $1200 car; it lias tho beauty and finish of a $1,200
Tako tho equipment item alone. It has a AYarnor speedometer 'tho best made; t hns a fine mohair
top and boot; it has a clear vision wind shield; it has a soil-starter and a Prestolito tank every prac
tical accessor)7 made for an automobile. And all for the ono prico $985. Thero aro no "extras."
Wo want to put it up to you squarely. AYo want to submit to your own judgment, tho following simple
inquiry: Why pay moro tbnn our prico, for a car of this size, stronglh and power? When' cars that "
aro selling for $1200 give you no more practical valub; give you no more power: no moro comfort; no moro
easo; no mora strength; no bettor looking car, why in the liiuuo of reason andconomy should you pay .
the:additional money? ;
Overland Model 69 T
Van Brunt Automobile Co.
Council Bluffs, Iowa
203 South 19th Street
y a r rr r a r w trr rpiir
The World's Standard Enclosed Car
Compare tho 191 3 Cadillac Limousine with any other Limousine, no matter what price,
and you will say, like others before you, "it is tho finest car on four wheels." A perfect oper
ating electric cranking device, thoroughly dependable at all times; electric lights and a Cadil
lac motor of fifty horsepower. Upholstered in tho finest light gray whipcord; tho best French
plate glass, not hoveled; two comfortable revolving seats, neatly .put aside without tho aid, of
straps. Tho only car in tho world that combines luxury, coiufort, practicability and price.
Wo wero fortunate in obtaining one of thoso cars. Because of the great demand for tho
3913 Limousine in tho eaBt we liavo only been ablo to secure this one. It is now on display in
The Cadillac Company of Omaha
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