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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE JUNE 7, 1914.
CHINESE FAMILY BUYS AUTOS
Shanghai Mother Purchases Amer
ican Six and is Deeply Impressed.
LIKES STUDEBAKER "CHOP"
Anil Dfrlilrn ihnt Her Klvf Chil
dren Mnat Shnre Jo- of 'Motor-
Inn: n Writ na Her- ' '
E. Wilson Big Factor in
Prosperity of the Studebaker
The rapidity with which China Is reced
ing from Us century-old habits, and tak
ing on Modern clothes, has been otten
pronounced one of the twentieth century
marvels. In no way has this Droeress
been proven more forcibly than In the
part Chinese -women aro taking In at'
fairs, eoclnl and political.
No longer Is the gentler sex of the Chl
,nee orient a foot-hound, enslaved, retir
ing section of humanity, to be kept In sub
jection and to appear In public only when
carefully hidden from the profane gaze
of the populace,
A recent transaction In Shanghai, where
a wealthy Chinese mother purchased six
.Studebaker cars, Is tho latest and .most
str.klng cvldcnco offered of the emanci
pation of Chinese women.
During the last winter, the widow of
Soong King Dong, who, previous to his
death, was conipradore of 'tho nusso-Chl-noit
bank a Shanghai, and one of tho
city's wealthiest cltltena, decided that
'with her family, slip would enoy some of
'the "pleasures pursued by Jher American
sisters. So she. purchased a Studebaker
Six from Hurbert S. Honlgsberg, who
represents tho Studebaker corporation In
Shanghai. Mrs. Dong Immediately took
her entire family which' Is 'of character
istic Chinese proportlons--out fo'r a spirit
One and all they were 'completely capti
vated with "the chtfrms 6f motoring.
It happens that the" four'Dohg sons and,
one daughter aro each, married and' hare,
a hQUsi full of ilttlo ones who are .Just
ns modem In their- desires as the older
Each son" arid the ilau&h'ter managed to
Impress -upon "their gbod mother's Intellect
the. importance of1 h'lng the younger
genetation' en eqiial bip6rtunlty -with their,
l . I . . rrl. - t
wedded to tho Studebaker "Chop'' so,
tvUlfo'ut iuoh ceremony,-- Mrs. Dong-I
summoned Hpntgsberg a,nd handed him
an order for five niore Stuae'baU"er cars.
Honlgsberg lost no time In cabling Dn
'trolt a rush order. When these cars,
along with seven other Studebakers,
landed-at Shanghai-late In April on 'the
S. S. Empress of Asia, a great thrcng of
interested friends were- on. the Bund to
witness-tho unusual sight. The cars were
landed and driven at once, filled with
members of the Dong family, to the
grounds of Fuh Tan university,- one of
Shanghai's beauty spots, and a pano
ramic camera was brought Into play.
This remarkable transaction was.hanr
dtt throughout by II. S. Honlgsberg, in
..enterprising Yankee salesman, and It trf
. Relieved: tor be without 'a parallel In-, the
blstoVy'f the industry., .
' ' ' ' "
Local Branch of
? the Ford Slakes a
Many retail pales 'at the local Wranch
the Ford Motor company surpassed a)V
"hrvlnus rhcorrtu In thn rtotnll denartment.
jjimostj tjirf nmesns-matiy modet
month llaat year.
'.;ln addition to the splendid Increase In
'justness, one very gratifying feature la
the large number., of peopjjj who have.
v previously drivenjis uvhaVlhi'a"year.
are buying Fords. hej&.psopie.AtJ;
tribute this largely 'to the unexcelled
'"service furnished Ford .owner by tho
Among the 'local purchasers of Font
cars' during pie month of May are:
Standard OH Co., T. E. Zleler.
(9 cars), , , H. B. S. Odell,
International Sale John Carlson,
gSS Pump Co.. M ft-ft
-Dreshor Brothers, r Brntii
Banltary Wet Wash Vv "tV Oouia 1
k& ' 3 ' - -Bourgeous.
P. Klewit & Sons, w Madison,
BHml Brothers. M- J- e"nJJr
John Day Supply C- T. Walker,
Co., s- Westu
Midland Glass & Arthur Chase,, ,
Paint Co., Dan Whitney,
Western Electric Co.,M. D. Stocksleger,
Hess & Swoboda, W. A. Lary,
Scott & Hill, Lee Winkler,
W. L. Masterman A. II. Spare,
& Co., M. L. Stone,
1 B. McCoun John Peterson,
,(t Co... .. chas .Stldham,
TJee HlVe Grocery, j. h. Lynch.
(Dr. A, W. Fits- E. Haines. .
Simmons, ; o. A Hclaulst.
Dr. G. U. iiall, . T -n ' TJnirprs '
Dr., "it O. O'Connor, rank Sefd'ler,
Dr. A. O. Peterson, c a Cook
Mrs. A. Lorenr, j, Thomas.
C. M.- Jacobson. n a -.T-nnir
Joe Yitek, , Henry Helttman, ,
E. A.1 Atkins, j. Jepson,
M. A. Anederson, Mrs. Lena Snyder,
J. Bruhn. Mrs. G. W, Todd,
J. P. Bailey, L. 'FT. Osborne.
J. Schroeder. Wm. Pendleton, .
George Mead, N. P. Nelson,
Ia Aldrlch, M. O'Donald
C. Gouldin, O. E. Peterson,
J. BepnewlU, W. J. Kinney.
, C. H, Young,
Foreign Tires Fail,
to Stand Rigid Test
' Discounting tho unofficial report that
Bene Thomas Delage had a broken frame
during the last 150 miles of his speemng
to victory, and that tho daring French
plot took terrible chances 'to beat out
the Peugeot rivals at Indianapolis, It Is
true Ibat his first solicitude after fin
ishing the victor was for his car. He
was -effusive in his greeting to Barney
Oldfield. who put his StuU into fifth
place, thereby heading the American car
list of prize winners. '
Not being able to understand Bolllot's
French, the writer Is not qualified to' tell
what this wonderful driver said about
his foreign tires that cost htm a great
cnance to beat out Thomas and win for
his speedy Peugeot car. But another
who stood' by the pt said Bpllldt applied
anathemas to fprelgn tires that almost
melted the rubber.' The blowing of one
of these tres at a critical time, the In
ner tube wrapping itself around his right
arm, was blamed for the broken .frame
that put the Peugeot out of tho running.
"Last year Gouxt the Peugeot driver,
elected Firestono tires after many trials
and won with them," said a critic who
stood near the volatile Bolllot. "This
year we all thought the Peugeots would
stick by Flrestonea and well, the foreign
tires were used and Goux with eleven
right rear changes and Bolllot with his
hard luck may have gained the contract
money from the foreign makers, but they
must have felt at the end they might
have been much better off had they
clung to the tire that had produced vic
tory In WU.'
For a ' brief two years E. n. Wilson
haa been selling Studebaker machines to
the retail trade ' In Omaha, but during
that brief two years he has augmented
the popularity of that car a hundred-fold.
While a branch of the main factory Is
n nlntnlned In Omnha by tho Studebaker
corporation the entire retalt trade Is han
dled by Mr. Wilson.
Mr. Wilson came to Omaha seven years
ago to accept the management of tho
Paxton-Mltchell company. Ho camo
from Chicago, where he had acquired n,
wide knowledge of tho automobile en
terprise and ho was acknowledged aa ono
of the most efficient salesmen In the big
city. For three years Mr. Wilson han
dled the- reins of tho Paxton-Mltchell
firm. Then he decided to cast his lot
with tho Studebaker.
Shortly after becoming tho local agent
for the big corporation Mr. Wilson
opened his new garage at Twenty-fifth
and Farnnm streets. The qunrlcrs are.
to say the least, cramped, but Mr. Wilson
has experienced no difficulties ns never
since he has been hero hns he hod a
supply of machines on his hands. Orders
have always outnumbered cars In stock
and seldom has ho had a car on his floor
for any length of time.
Mr. Wilson Is one of thn Uvcst Omaha
boosters- on automobile row. He Is at
ways associated with every activity which
Is boosting for Omaha. An enthusiastic
exhibitor at the automobllo shows, ht
always has a good display. Ho entered
machines In the Ak-Sar-Bcn floral parade
nnd Is never found delinquent when nsked
to contribute to a cause advertising this
Concerns Which Use
:M'ot'or Trucks Are
. .Increasing Fast
There are seventy-five different In
dustries In New York City, that use elsc
trlc trucks. Brewers are most largely
represented,. -nineteen' separate) breweries
using a, total of thirty-four electric
.. The. department stores are a. close sec
ond,: with seventeen owners and 2G2 in
dividual cars. Tho seven express com
panies have altogether 197' storage battery
Tho bakeries come next with eight
users of 161 cars, and the two central
stations havo between them 150 car.
Elcctrlo general delivery wagons number
sixty-eight and eight meat packers to
gether use sixty-seven electrics'.
Five Jewelers use forty-four electric
cars and ten wholesale dry goods stores
Next to these in number are the thirty-
two- Waverley delivery wagons owned By
the Fleischmann Yeast Co.
The Waverley company .Is also rep
resented by 'six pound,' wagons lu
th'e '(New York Kdlson company's fleet
and by .a five-ton truck among the brew
ers. ' '
While" with Its -273 owners and more
than 1,700 cars New York probably has
the. largest fleet of electric 'commercial
trucks In the country, Boston, Chicago,
St, Louis, Cleveland, Buffalo 'and Indian
apolis 'sate being rapidly electrified.
Pittsburgh, also, In spite of the nllls,
is ampng, tho cities with a growing fleet.
lV ytayefleY- "two-ton trucks were
shipped this -week to the Duqucsne Light
Co.,' which already had' two of their light
delivery1 wagons'. An effective adver
tising sign On.thesa Dujucno trucks Is
the .alogrin jbn the Jjftttery box, "You
can do It better with electricity." The
truth of this saying could not be more
forcefully Illustrated than by this splen
did fleet of Waverley electric trucks.
Empire Oar Returns
From Long Tour
With a, record of 19.000 miles to Its
credit. Empire car No. 19, which hart the
distinction of being the smallest car to
participate In the Indiana-Pacific lour
last summer. Joet week returned to
Indianapolis, not as pretty as when it
Btartcd for the coast, possibly, but Tan
ning as well as ever.
By its splendid performance ' on the
transcontinental trip last year the 13m
plro won no end of praise, nnd ns It
made. Its way through the downtown
streets' crowds turned to comment on
the sturdlncss of tup Kmplro tour car
picking Its way through ' with cut-out
open and exhaust barking In a saucily,
This Empire s one of the few ?ars
participating In the trans-cont'lncntal
tour to return to Indianapolis. After
driver Joe Moore had taken the car
across the country It was placed at tho
disposal of pacific coast distributers r-s
the. show car, has been constantly on
the go, adding thousands of California,
Washington and Oregon miles to Its
record, Its Itinerary taking In all sec
tions of these coast states. Mechanically
and In outward appearance the car Is
In splendid condition, showing no 111 ef
fect from the strenuous career It has
PoiulnrH' Anlo Contest.
A clgaret company has started a popu?
larlty contest under which tho three most
popular players on the two Philadelphia
teams arc to receive automobiles,. Each
S-cent package of cigarettes bought en
titles tho purchaser to one' vote,
The ia.r'. f?TI".es Arrvericatv Faxtvlla
' to Front by Militia
Boys in California
Enough chatter has been written about
tho motor car In the military service to
fill several volumes.
Motor trucks and pleasure enrn have
been tried out by the armies of England,
Germany, France and Itnly, as well as
the I'nlted States. The rival forces In
Mexico have been reported enough ma
chines for tvery bugler, marksman and
general on both sides to own a private
nr, but the one place where the auto
mobile has the best change to show Vns
Carrying the Bed Cross flag of the
hospital corps, a field ambulnnco la com
paratively safe In modern warfare. Civil
lr.cd forces all recognize the inrlgnla -t
tho hospital service, and with the ltjd
Cropji In view an automobile would bo
allowed to cover the field unmolested,
picking up the wounded nnd rushing them
to the field hospital which Is attached to
Bcceptly u Los Angeles regiment of the
National guards, during army maneuvers.
used a fleet of six Hupmobiles. Theoe oars
were used by the hospital corps, and In
the report of tho day's prnctlce tho com
manding officer spenks highly of the oftl
clcncy of motor cars for such purpojes.
In the first place It would found that
the wounded could be removed from the
field of battle In one-fltth tho time It
took In the old way by having the Bed
Cross men walk through the fields, Again,
the wounded were rushed to tho hospital
with more speed, and, as a consequen-c,
quicker medical attention could bo gvn
them, which would probably mean a nv
lng of many lives In actual battle.
Then, too, tho automobiles require n
great deal lora attention tlinn tho hospital
wagons and a strong of horses and mules,
There. Is no possibility of a stampede
from fright, and the machines were al
ways under perfect control.
The success of the Hupmobiles was ro
great In these recent maneuvers that when
the Los Angeles battalion was sent to
the Mexican border the cars accompanied
in Cloveland. but already as popular on
the coast as In other sections of tho
country, addod another achievement to
the many It has recorded In the last
year, when Frank Vorbeck, driving a
Chandler, looked over tho top of Mount
Ilubldoux at Riverside and announced
that he had taken his party of four
grown persons nil tho way from Los
Angeles to -the mountain peas, on high 1
Tho Express says: "Verl'eck refused 1
to go Into 'low' and the hood wns not
raised durla; the 150 miles. Even old
Ilubldoux seemed to puff out Its side
with pride that the Chandler had made
tho climb so easily, for ever since Henry
Van Dyke read his poem to the multi
tude by the cross on Kaster morning.
Ilubldoux has sent up silent prayers for
cars which would not havo to wheoin
up the winding road."
bodied a high speed, high efficiency
Helm of Thorpe Son mini.
An echo of the American Athletic
I'nlon scandal that caused Jim Thorpe
to take up professions! hall Is given In
a leeent report or. athletics at the
Carlisle Indian school, which declares
Coach Warner mado a practice of play
ing men on teams of that Institution.
Thorpe Is said to havo received $600 for
his work while at Carlisle nnd other
men paid who Itkve slnre been In pro
fessional ball are Frank Itauter and
William Garlow. -
llnnriliiinn to Snlnta.
The St. Paul club has secured from tho
1 Athletle club southpaw Pitcher Charles
;e.nse: -against long
ids and short mileage
Makes 900 Cars
in the Month of May
Thirty-five cars nor day, or o, total of
more than 900 for tho month, was th)
record of the Jeffery factory during the
twenty-five working days of May,
New men are being added to the
Jeffery forco every day, although tho
working time Is now thirteen hours, nnd
tho schedule for June Is 1,200 cars.
Tho Ideal of tho Jeffery company has
always been to manufacture a limited
number of cars, machining and building
as accurately ns possible.
About SS per cent of the Jeffery output
Is the J2,:,"i0 sixes and the remainder Is
the Jl.fwO light fours, In which Is cm-
in the Squeegee
Chandler Climbs Up
A recent Issue of the Los Angeles Ex
press contains a story and photographs
regarding an unusual automobllo trip
that will bo of Interest to those who havo
motored through southern California or
who are contemplating such a Journey.
Tho Chandler Light Weight Six, mado
V. "V. 'W.iisjjjjjjjjjjjjr- .sjjjjsi
And in addition you have
Diamond Squeegee Surety
against sidewise skid or length
wise slide the sure gripping
squeegee corrugations which wipe
through treacherous road surfaces to a
clean hold on the pavement.
You can't beat Diamond
Oualitv whv nav more
, than Diamond Prices?
a'" Trd Pricw
30x3 - - $12.65
30x3'2 - - 17.00
32x3'2 - - 18.10
33x4 - - 25.25
34 x4 - - 26.05
34x4& - - 35.00
35 x 4,2 - - 36.05
36x4,2 - - 37.10
37x5 - - 44.45
38x5y2 - - 57.30
Is 1 11
Best for Automo
biles, Bicycles and
A big proportion of our Hupmobile sales are
the direct result of the recommendations
, of Hup owners.
Hup owners here and everywhere get
continuous service from their car.
Not only that they get this service at a
surprisingly low cost.
For the Hupmobile cosfs less to run costs
less for gasoline, for or, for tires and for
You can easily prove this to your complete satis
faction ask any Hup owner.
He will tell you that his Hup is in commission .
day in and day out. ,
He will tell you that his Hup is "easy" on gas
oline, "easy" on oil, "easy" on tires.
When you have this testimony give us a chance
to show you how well the Hup rides to point
out some of the reasons why Hup service is
continuous and economical as well.
These vital facts you ought to know.
W. L. Huffman Automobile Co.
1814-16 FARNAM STREET, OMAHA
Mitchell, S. D., Sioux Falls, S. D., Lincoln, Neb., Sioux City, Iowa
124 S. Main St. 222 S. Phillips Av& 1128 P. Street. 317-19 Filth SI.
; i "Economy of operation is its backbone"
Axlo (Pronl) Drop forged I-beam.
Body Oldsmobllo doslgn, having same lines
at Model 54.
Drakes Foot and hand.
Brake Drum (Slzo ot brake and width of lin
ing) 12-ln. diameter by 1-ln. face.
Drake and Change Gear IiCvcr Ivocntlon-
Carburetor Float-feed typo. r
Curtain Patent Jiffy.
Color (Optional) Orrlford Lake, Brewster
Carrying Capacity (Passengers) Five.
Drive (Stylo of) Shaft onclosod. .
Dnxli Famous Oldsmobllo design. Eight-day
clock, Stewart Instrument and dials;
Dash Lighting Dash oqulppcd with electric
light flooding all portions.
Door Body doors 22 Inches wldo.
Door Pocket In upholstery, providing capa
city for carrying veils, handbags, etc.
Frame Pressed steel channel, 4-ln. section.
Footboard Oldsmobllo design, cast alum
inum. Gas Tank Rear; 12 gallons.
Horn (Electric) Under hood.
Horn Button On top of Btoerlng column.
Hub Caps Distinctly Oldsmobllo.
Lubricator Splash and forco.
SPECIFICATIONS MODEL 42
Lnmph (Electric) Adjustable focusing de
vice, utilizing bulbs 1C to 22 candlo
power. Motor Unit power plant, valvo In tho hoad,
all valves covered with mufflor. ' No
working parts exposed;.
I (Doro) 3V4-inch.
(Cast) En bloc.
(Cubic inch plolon dlsplacoment)-194.2.
(Brako horso-powor) 30.
Wator-cooled centrifugal pump.-1 !
(Englno mounted) Main framed
(Starter) Dolco electric.
Paint nnd Varnish Finish Oldsmobllo qual
ity, applied by hand.
Radiator Honoycomb, German silver finish.
Running Bouid ; OIdsmobie design, c.net
aluminum mud scrapers.
Robo Rail Adjustable fatrap, designed to bo
flexiblo in carrying capacity.
Road Clearance 10 inohos.
Springs Front, soral-elllptle.
Rttar, elliptic, undorslung.
(Width and length of front) 2 Ins.
wldo, 35 Ins. long.
(Width and length of rear) 2 Ins. wide,
48 ins. long undorslung.
Speeds Three speeds forward, ono rovorso.
Selective rocking typo.
Storage Batteries Dolco. Six volts! Under
seat. Special steel container.
. Running board clear.
Spark Control Manual.
Spark Coll Delco.
.Switch Dolco, on hlngo door In dash,; Olds
mobllo design, disclosing wires properly
Steering Wheel Oust aluminum spider,
17 Inches. Left drivo.
Tiros (Front) 33x4, Flsk..
(Rear) 33x4. Flsk.
Itlni (Typo of rlm) Demountable, Baker.
Tiro Rnck Rear of car.
Top Oldsmobllo mako, material, Fabrlkold,
long grain to match upholstery.
Tool Box Concealed.
Tool lilt, Tiro Pump, Jack Standard equip
ment. Upholstery Leather upholstery; long grain,
""Wheel Bnc 112 Inches.
Wheels Hickory natural wood finish,
Weight Shipping weight loss than 2,000
Wind Shield Split vision.
Woodwork Finished woodwork Imported
Circassian walnut. Compartment In
cowl dash right and left.
We Want the Best Dealers in Iowa and Nebraska
DRUMM0ND MOTOR CO., 26th and Farnam Sts.