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FREMONT CRACKS ,
Tire-Man Team Takei Home
Restaurants to Trimming
Two Garnet Out of Three
XEALZ AND "DAD" LICKED
The Fremont team again displayed
its bowline prowess (or winning ita
match with the local all-star Home
Restaurants. They opened up in the
first game with a l,t)39 count, giving
them a 105-pin lead. In the second
game they increased this to 127 Dins.
The last game was an exciting one,
with the locals making a desperate
effort to overcome the - visitors'
lead. They fell short, however the
final score being 2,908 or Fremont
and 2,819 for the Home Restaurants.
Hammond was the individual star
with a 604 total., Douglas annexed
high single game with 231.
A series of doubles wasalso won
by the visitors.. Middaugh and Ham
mond, representing Fremont, were
pitted against Neale end Huntington
of Omaha. The visitors grabbed off
a 101-pin lead in the first game. In
the second game the locals reduced
this lead to 58. The last game was
the real thriller of the duy. Hunting
ton laid in six strikes in a row, which
brought the game to a tie, but the
Fremont pair finished out strong,
winning with a 17-pin lead.
The Storz-Brandeis Stores match
on the Morrison alleys was won by
the department store tram with a
2,632 total against the brewers 2,527.
. The scores wererw -
'; 1st, M. 3d. Tot.
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Mifldaush JH 2M 17 191
I) '.Has 110 111 Sill
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Si. St. Tol.
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131 111 131
lit " 'I l4 tltl
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..... 114 117 lit ill
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..... 114 171 421 1111
Detroit to Take Thirty '
, Players South to Train
' Detroit, Mich!, tan. 1. Thirty.
E layers-are expected to compose the
letroit American league baset ball
squad wihch will start spring training
at Waxahachie, Tex., early in March.
The official roster of the club, made
public tonight, indicated that Manager
Jennings would look over the largest
nana ot recruits ne nas ever tried out.
It is understood that neither Catrh-
er Del Baker nor Frank Fuller, utility
inftelder, will train with- the Detroit
club. Baker will probably be released
to San Francisco and Fuller also is
to be let out to a miner league club.
MsnaR-er Jennincs and President
Kavm have decided upon a training
trip which will be radically different
from any the Detroit club has ever
taken. No games will be scheduled
with weak minor league clubs, but a
aeries of exhibition contests with the
New York Nationals will be plaved
in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.
Lewis and Saatel Fight it
Out for Chance at Stecher
San Francisco, Jan. 1. "Strangler"
Lewis of Kentucky wilt have the ad
vantage of approximately forty
pounds in weight over Santel, Pacific
coast heavyweight champion wrestler,
when the two meet tomorrow night in
a return match here. Santel weighs
The men will wrestle for the best
two falls out ol three with a time
limit of two and one-half hours. In
the event there is no fall, a decision
will be rendered by the referee on
The winner of this bout will meet
Joe Stecher of Nebraska here Feb
ruary 22 for the title of heavyweight
champion of the world.
Unattached Runner Wins
Six-Mile, Cross Country
i Baltimore, Jap. 1. Joe Geiger, un
attached of Baltimore title holder,
won the annual cross-country cham
oionship of the South Atlantic Asto-
j ciation Amateur Athletic union here
'vtooay. ne ran inc uisumcc ot six
,nd one-half miles in 41 minutes
553-5 seconds. H. S. Hanley, Car-
roll- Institute, Washington, was sec
ond. Carroll Institute won the team
trophy. . i
How to Prevent Croup.
In a child that is subject to attacks
of croup, the first indication of the
disease is hoarseness. Give Chamber
Iain's Cough Remedy as soon as the
child becomes hoarse and the attack
may be .warded off apd all danger and
Sport Calendar Today
A utomoljU Opening ef annnal aateass
hlle saloa. Hotel Aslor, Nw York. Opening
or animal Philadelphia Ao-toajioblle snow.
IlaM lull Moating of laa National eons
mission at rinrlnnatl.
TeamisOrlental rhnmploaehlg taaraameat
starts at Manila.
Basing Terrjr Brooke vs. Eddie Murphr
twelve roanda, at. Baaton
Pacific Ooait Team Defeats
Pennsylvania Warriors by
Fourteen to Nothing,
GREAT CROWD IS PRESENT
Pasadena, Cal., Jan. 1. Before one
of the greatest crowds that ever saw
a foot ball game on the Pacific coast,
the gridiron warriors of the Univer
sity of Oregon humbled the eleven of
the University of Pennsylvania here
today by a' score of 14 to 0.
During the first half of the game
both tearat resorted constantly to
kicking, in which Berry, the Pennsyl
vania had the better of his opponent
Beckett, and for this reason the play
was' almost continuously in Oregon s
territory. Twice Pennsylvania tried
for field goals and failed. Neither
side ran more tlian a tew times witn
the ball. ; . ..
Oregon Recover Ball. ,
Wtih the Pennsylvanians within
stricking distance of the northwest
enters' troal. rarlv in the third period.
the easterners fumbled and Oregon
recovered the ball. Then began the
reversal of form that had the thou
sands cheering like mad. Oregon be
gan a smashing attack on the Penn
sylvania center for .short, aharp gains,
which increased m,iengtn as tne Kca
and Blue line began to crumble,
With an occasional forward pass,
Orearon forced the ball to the visit.
ors' .twenty-yard line without losing
it and h, Huntington tried and tailed
for a field goal. Upon recovering the
ball, Oregon again began its march
down the field and. without losing it,
forced Tegart over for the first score,
which S. Huntington converted.
The last period was a repetition of
the third with Parsons going over the
line, following a brilliant forty-five
yard run. S. Huntington agayi
Kicxea tne goat: .
r Play by Periods.
first HAtl- Pi.ntoavlva.nla htt;kd off and
both team rraortvd to puntlns In wlileh
Barry outkl'-kad Batckatt of Oroson, with
tha ball oonatantly In Oraeon tarrftory.
Barry mad u .twenty-yard run bringing tha
D0I1 to uraaon a iwaniy-yniu una, mt m
wnan tauKlva, Uf-cifaii punting 10 mm.
aid. Srar. and ftrat quartan Pannayl
vanla. fit Orairon 0.
Ha.-ond Partvtl Pennsylvania, on and runa
by Ball and Darr. oouplad with a forward
paar and a pannlty. triad for a goal from
tha field. Darr'n attampt was blookod. but
Pannavlvanla renovarrd. A forward PRNS
nattar Pannaylvania twanty yarda. with tha
ball on oragnn-a iwanty.yara-'inr. vuiginy.
who raplaoad Barry, who am Intorad. than
attantpted a plara kirk, but fallad. Oregon
Suntad on Pannaylvanla's thirty-yard Una.
cora, ond second period; Pennsylvania, a;
I Tagart Case Over to Soars.
Third Period With Pannaylvania praaalng
the play In Oregon territory and within
menacing dlatenoa of tha Northwrett-rn goal.
Oregon recovered a Pannaylvania fumble on
tha twenty-yard Una and, by forward pann
ing and brilliant running by ita banks, st
and H. Huntington, curried (he boll to
Pannaylvanla's ten. yard Una where Tesart
want over for a touch down and fl. tluntlng
tnn kicked the goal. ftcore. and third
period: Pennsylvania. 0: Oregon 7.
fourth Period Oregon's nttnek began to
work end Peniiaylviinln whs helpless before
It Repeatedly Pennaylvanls's line was
ehettertd as the Oragunhma plowed through
center for steady, consistent gains, Inter.
averted with an occasional forward pass. a.
Hunllnnton mlaeed a goal from the rletd.
Shortly after Paraona ran for forty-five
yarda to Pennaylvnnla's elght-ysrd tine. Ha
was forced over for the aecond touchdown.
S. Hunrliigton kicked gual. Final score.
Pennsylvania, t: Oregon. 14.
Intercollegiate Indoor Lawn
.Tennis Tourney Proposed
New York, Jan. 1. An intercol
legiate indoor lawn tennis champion
ship tournament will be suggested to j
the International Lawn Tennis associ
ation at its annual meeting next
month. The subject was discussed by
representatives of several of the col
leges during the national junior
championship tournament here last
week. Among the institutions named
as probable contendered tor aucn a
title are Columbia, Princeton, Har
vard. Yale. Amherst. Fordham,
Georgetown, Rutgers and Lehigh. The
Easter holiday session has Deen sug
gested as a desirable time for holding
the tournament and other available
courts probably will be made in Bos
ton and Philadelphia. It is, indicated
that the proposed tournament grew
out of a desire of the intercollegiate
association to broaden .the "game
wherever it has jurisdiction.
, . Aaswal Baaa Ball Heeilag.
Johastown. Pa.. Jan. 1. Tka annual
mealing of tha Xatlenal Bus Bsll Psdsra-
Ion. an organisation of amateur olubs, wtu
be held January It In Toledo, O., accordiag
to an announcement by the secretary todays
The following cltlea, according to the aac
rotary, are tntilled to representation at the
meeting: Louisville, IPttaburgh, Detroit.
Cincinnati. Chicago, Colambas. Cleveland.
Toledo, Dea Moines, Akron. O.i Cantoa, O.:
Birmingham. AIM Johnstown, Pa,; New
Orleana and Clayton, ti. -
Bee Want Ads Produce Results.
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IntcrnatioMl Ntm Scrtie
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DARCY SEES FIRST
RING BATTLE HERE
Watches Miske and Knockout
Brown Go Ten Rounds, With
the Former Having Edge.
SMITH IS OUTPOINTED
New York, Jan. 1. Leg Darcy, the
Australian middleweight champion,
witnessed his first' ring contest in
America in Brooklyn today. In a
ringsode box he watched Billy Miske
of St. Paul and George "Knockout"
Brown of- Chicago fight ten hard
rounds, in eight of which the St. Paul
man gave the Chicagoan a beating.
Miske, who is prominently men
tioned as an -opponent for Darcy, had
the advantage in height, reach and
five pounds in weight, but Brown
withstood terrific punishment and was
still fighting gamely when the bout
ended. Brown -won the first two
Stsange to Darcy.
In the sixth Miske landed a right
swinging uppercut under Brown's
jaw, but the Chicago man clinched
and (tailed out the round. In the sev
enth Brown took three short arm
jolts in the same place, beside some
hard blow on the body, but Miske
could not get hit right over for-a
"The arrangements here are rather
strange to me," Darcy said. "Both
smoking and coaching from the cor
ners are absolutely prohibited in Aus
tralia, but both are allowed here. The
men in the ring must be weakened by
inhaling such a smoke-laden atmos
phere." t i
In another Brooklyn club today
Battling Levinsky cleverly outpointed
Gunboat Smith in a ten-round bout. .
Couton Beats Wagner.
Mike O'Dowd, the St. Pauf middle
weight, scored a decisive win over
Johnny "Kid" Alberts of Elizabeth,
N. J., in nine out of ten rounds. Their
respective weights were 154 and 155
lohnnv Coulon. the Chacgo ban
tam weight, and former world s eliam-;
-i 1 i i- .
pion, cievcriy uuipuimcu juc vvkhci,
a local bantam who defeated Coulon
four years ago, in a ten-round bout
here today. Coulon weighed 1112
pounds and Wagner 118)4. .-
British Crew is . s
Forced to Blow Up
Its Own Vessel
New York, Jan. 1. How members
of the crw of the British steamer
Briardene, sunk off Kirkwall, Decem
ber 1, were forced into life boats and
compelled to carry to their own ship
from a German submarine the bombs
with which their essel was destroyed,
was told here today by Captain Jo
seph Faulkner of the Briardene. a
passenger on the American liner
steamship St. Louis, from Liverpool.
As the Briardene was nearmg KirK
wall, Captain Faulkner said, it was
stopped by three shots from the sub
marine. Its commander ordered all
hands, numbering twenty-eight into
the boats. Severeal members of the
crew of the submarine joined them,
after loading th small boats with
bombs, each about the size of a
tomato can. " 1
"Our men were told to unload the
bombs on the decks of the"Briardene."
said the captain. "Several of the
Germans boarded the Briardene and
placed the bombs in the ship. We
pulled away. In a little while the
bombs exploded. The vessel qriickly
went to the bottom."
Captain Faulkner said there were
7.000 boxes of apples on board of his
ship and when the explosion oc
curred there was as hower of apples
which literally covered the sea for
some distance around. The submarine
towed the captain and the crew of the
Briardene to the 'Side of the Nor
wegian steamer I. una. which was
sighted" a few minutes later. The
Luna took the men to Kirkwall,
De Baca Sick, Risks His
Life to Take His Office
Santa Fe. N. M.. Ian. 1. Hours of
republicans in New Mexico for. obtain
ing control ot state appointive others
and possibly gaining the executive of
fice itself were ended today when
EzequieJ C De Baca, democrat, elect
ed to the governorship, took the oath
of office at local sanitarium.
Governor De Baca, who has been
ill at a hospital in Los Angeles, re
turned to the state capital at the risk
of shortening his life that he might
take the oath.
Republicans, having a working ma
jority in the legislature, had De Baea
not been inaugurated today Lieuten
ant Governor Lindsey, republican, it
is said, would have been acting gov
ernor, with all the functions of the
office, including appointive power, un
til De Baca was sworn in and might
even have- retained the governorship.
tt was claimed. -
OMAHA. TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 1917.
BASE BALL CLANS
Magnates Begin Gathering for
Annual Meeting of the Na-
tional Commission Today.
DEAFT QUESTION TO FORE
Cincinnati, O., Jan. 1. Base ball
men from almost every part of the
country began gathering here tonight
for the annual meeting of the National
Base Ball commission tomorrow.
While the commission meeting has
been called for 10 a. m., it is highly
probable that it will be hours later
before the supreme court of base ball
really begins its work, inasmuch as
there has ' been a special meeting
called of-the club owners of the three
Class AA leagues, which has an indi
cated object the adoption of a suita
ble resolution for presentation to the
commission asking that the drafting
of players from Class AA leagues be
While nothing official has been an
nounced by the commission as to
how it will look upon this demand,
yet it hat been unofficially indicated
by President Johnson of the- Amer
ican league that the request would
Intend to Press Hatter,
That the Class AA league men in
tend to press the matter with energy
is indicated by the special meeting
called for tomorrow, and while every
club president of the American as
sociation and the International league
ia expected here, it is hardly probable
that the Pacific Coast league will be
represented by more than one man.
It is likewise probable that a large
umber of the major league magnates
will attend, as a number of other
matters that have to do with the rela
tions between the major and minor
league clubs are believed to be on
the list of matters to be considered
by the commission.
The election of officers for the com
mission also will be held, but it has
become an assured fact during the
last week that both Chairman August
Herrmann and Secretary John E.
Bruce would be re-elected, the an-
Souncement from Chicago that Presr
ent Johnson of the American league
has stated that he saw no reason to
make a change putting an end to nu
merous rumors o fthe hist six months
that the commission would, have a
new head in the person of some one
not affiliated with either major league.
- Leave for Cincinnati.
Chicago, Jan.' 1. B. B. Johnson,
president of the American league, and
several other base ball officials left
here tonight for Cincinnati to attend
the meeting of the National Base Bali
Thomas J. Hickey, president of the
American association, and A. R. Tear
ney, president of the Three-I league,
were among members of the party.
Tearncy proposes to present his plan
for the' redistricting of minor league
territory to the commission. President
Johnson has assured Tearney of his
, Fall for" the Subs,
London. Jan. 1. The cutter Pro
tector has been blown up.- The num
ber of men lost is unknown.
Lloyds reports the sinking of the
Danish steamship Danmark, 2,050
tons gross tons. Its crew have been
British Losses During the
v Early Days of December
London, Jan. 1. The total of Brit
ish casualties reported in the pub
lished lists from December 1 to De-
Mn.),., ?t .. - nfflM ells men
36.350. No lists were published "dur
ing the holidays.
The effect of cessation ef the
Samme offensive, with the advent of
unfavorable weather conditions, is
shown in these figures, which give a'
daily average of 1,548 casualties for
the twenty-four days covered by the
report. In November the daily aver
age was 2,488 and in October 5,462.
The losses reported in December
bringup the total British casualties
since the beginning of the Somme of-
Man Accused of Murder
- Overhauled in New Mexico
Albuquerque, N. M., Jan. 1 E. W.
Blancett, traveling companion of
Clyde D. Armour, missing automobile
tourist, is under arrest at Friday
Harbor. Wash., Chief of Police Galu-
sha of Albuquerque has been in
formed. Blancett is charged with
murder in a warrant issued by a jus
tice at santa re, according to attor
neys for relatives of the missing man.
Persistence is the Cardinal Virtue
in Advertising. ,
TENDENCIES IN 1917
PRICES AND DESIGNS
Distinct Upward Trend in Mid
dle Class Cars Noted at
FEATURES OF NEW MODELS
A general survey of the tendencies
in prices and design of the automo
bile is made in the current issue of
the Horseless Age. t Last year, it will
be remembered, says this automobile
trade magazine, the outstanding fea
ture of the season's announcements
was a wholesale reduction in prices,
which brought with it a large increase
in the number of models in the low
er price classes and a correspond
ing decrease in the higher classes.
This movement has not only entirely
CMSPfT--- hut the? nrirf. ne-rtrltilitin has
evpfl hrs-itn tn swino the. tthr wiv !
While the lowest price class has not
been affected, it will be observed that
there has been a marked reduction in
the number of models in the class
next to the lowest, from 22 to 172
per' cent The loss of this class is
more than equalled by gains of the
three classes next above. They are,
therefore, many more models now be
ing listed at between $1,000 and $2,000
than there were last year.
The $2,000-$3,000 class remains sub
stantially the same, while the high
est priced class, above $3,000, there
is a further marked decline. The
market is evidently still gravitating
from the higher toward the mod
erate priced classes and the pres
sure of the demand has enabled man
ufacturers of moderate priced cars to
raise their price somewhat, the con
stant advance in the price Of nearly
all materials and the scarcity of labor
affording excellent reasons for the
It is interesting to study develop
ments in rpo-arrt tn cvMnAer mtmhnrs
Ftrer it will k an that the. alv-ftrlin- !
der type is well holding its own, for
while its percentage is slightly low
er than for 1915, it is higher than
for 1916. The sum total of the per-!
centages ot eight and twelve-cylinder
models is exactly the same as it was
last year, and the gain of the six
cylinder class has been wholly at the
expense of the four.
The trend toward smaller cylinders
still continues. Thus practically 50
per cent of all the engines now have
a cylinder bore of less than 3.5 inches,
while last year the percentage was
only 37.8 and the previous year only
10.8 This is oartlv explained bv the
! gain of the six-cylinder over the four-
cylinder model, and tf we follow the
development over a number of years
back by the appearance of eight and
twelve-cylinder engines. On the
other hand, it is in no small measure
due to the advent of the high speed
engine. Small bore engines are de
sirable on account of their smooth-
; er operation, and small engines offer
advantages in the way of reduction in
total car weight, fuel economy, tire
economy and tax rates.
For the smaller bore cylinders up to
inch, the average stroke bore ratio
is now substantially 1.5. As the bore
increases the stroke bore ratio de-
! creases and the average stroke in all
classes is not far from i inches. 1 his
dimension seems to be limited to a
certain extent by considerations of car
appearance, for when the stroke much
exceeds this figure it is difficult to
obtain pleasing bonnet lines.
Cylinders Cast en Bloc,
Casting all cylinders in a single
block is now the accepted practice in
four-cylinder engines and is rapidly
approaching the point of universality
in six-cylinder construction. This
practice has been furthered by the
simultaneous change fromIntegral to
detachable cylinder heads What has
retarded the adoption of the en bloc
construction, especially in six-cylinder
engmes, in the past, is the difficulty
of the core work if the heads are in
tegral. Detachable cylinder heads fa
cilitate the decarbonization of the cy
linders, which make them an advan
tage to the user.
The facing of the surfaces of the
joint and the provision of the gasket
involve a certain amount ot expense
to the manufacturer, which is elimin
ated if the heads are made integral,
but with modern methods of surface
milling in, multiple spindle machines
this item can he reduced to such a
low figure that the advantage appar
ently remains with the separate head
even in the lowest . priced machines.
In the six-cylinder class the practice
of grouping the cylinders in pairs,
which was for years popular with
leading manufacturers, shows a de
cided falling off from about 30 to 10
per cent The only model in this
class with singly cast cylinders is the
Franklin, and the fon of the cylinder
of this air cooled engine Is sufficient
reason why the singly cast construc
tion should be retained.
Farslj Fagreabunr Dead.
New York, Jan. l.J. Ferdinand Poggen
Burger. who aaverat times held tha Amer
ican amateur billiard championship, died
at his horns In this city tiuiiUajr. Us was
born In Nw Tors, la UeS.
The Bee by George McManus
ALCOHOL IS FUEL
OF THE FUTURE
Expert Declares It Will Prove
CAN BE MADE CHEAPLY
With approximately 3,000,000 motor
vehicles doing duty in the' United
States, from 4,000,000,000 to 1,200,000,
000 gallons of gasolene have to be
provided annually to keep them run
ning. There are unmistakable signs
that the production of this enormous
volumes of gasolene wilt become in
creasingly difficult and as a con
sequence there is in the minds of
many automobile engine students the
vague thought that gasolene, while the
fuel of today, may have to give way
to some other product tomorrow. In
this connection it is comforting to
know that there is a substance al
ready well known which can take the
place of gasolene and run these auto
mobiles just as efficiently, and per
haps more so, according to Bernard
N. Glick, M. St, who is making a
study of motor car fuels for The
The substance that thus stands out
predominantly as the fuel of the
future is alcohol. This product has
long since passed, the stage where
its suitability was questionable, the
only thing retarding its adoption
being its high price, due to the raw
materials now used and the limited
use to which it is put at present.
With a growing demand, such as will
arise when the price of gasolene be
comes abnormally high, we antici
pate a search for cheaper methods
of production and for raw materials
which will give it in sufficient
amounts to meet the enormons de
mand that will exist for a suitable
fuel for internal combustion engines.
The question of the suitability of
alcohol as a source of power in in
ternal combustion engines has been
sufficiently established by long series
of tests conducted by various groups
of experiments. The' United States
Bureau of Mines has done magni
ficent work in this direction and
many of the following figures com
paring gasolene and denatured alco
hol are taken from the results of their
painstaking efforts to help solve the
fuel problem of the future. Although
the calorific power of alcohol is little
more than one-half that of gasolene
its greater efficiency alcohol 28 per
cent; gasolene 16 per cent compen
sates for this. This higher efficiency
of alcohol is due to various causes,
chief among which are the follow
Less Air Required.
1. The- volume of air required for
complete- combustion of alcohol is
only about one-third that required by
gasolene, and thus much less energy
goes away in the exhaust. Moreover,
this smaller dilution with air enables
a more per " t mixture to be formed
with const . ..nt more perfect com
bustion. " 2. The alcohol-air mixture can be
safely subjected to pressures of 200
pounds a square inch without spon
taneous ignition, whereas the safety
limit for gasolene is- eighty.
3. All mixtures of alcohol and air
containing from 4 to 13.6 per cent of
alcohol are explosive, whereas the ex
plosive range for gasolene is from
2 to 5 per cent, necessitating much
more careful carbureter adjustment.
4. The combustion products of al
cohol are smokeless, almost odorless
and do-not clog up the cylinders and
The only serious difficulty encoun
tered would be the starting of the
engine in cold weather, and this could
be provided for by carrying a small
auxiliary gasolene tank to be used in
Raw Materials Abundant.
The possible raw materials for al
cohol production are unlimited, for
anything containing starch, cellulose
or sugar can be Utilized. In the case
of starch we are limited at present
to established crops, and the cost of
the raw material from such substances
as potatoes, maize and rice includes
raising the crop, harvesting it, trans
portation to the distillery and the
final conversion there to alcohol. As
a consequence the cost of "the raw
material is too great, varying as it
does from 12 to 25 cents a gallon of
Of all the above possible sources,
the most interesting, owing to the low
cost of raw material, is the waste from
the lumber industry, particularly that
in the form of sawdust or small chips.
This material in the vicinity of saw
mills or woodworking plants is often
an item of loss owing to its production
in excess of their own power require
ments, its value never rising above
50 cents a ton, even when used as a
source of power. The disposal of this
superfluous waste from figures gath
ered by the forest products laboratory
at Madison, Wis., costs from 30 to 66
cents a cord of 1,800 pounds, the total
annual loss from this cause amounting
to about $6,000,000 annually, in addi
tion to the value of the wood so
This represents an annual wastage
of approximately 15,000,000 cords of
wood, and constitutes only about 50
to 60 per cent of the' total waste ma
terial produced in this form. Thus we
see that there is produced annuallv. in
the United States waste material
amounting in volume to about 30,000,-
000 cords, or around 27,000,000 tons,
which is now burned as the easiest
method of getting rid of it.
Wood Alcohol Useless as Fuel.
From experiments which have been
carefully conducted by various experi
menters a ton of dry sawdust has been
found to yield with proper treatment
around twenty to twenty-five gallons
of 95 per cent alcohol (ethyl or grain
alcohol, not wood alcohol, tor this lat
ter is useless for fuel purposes owing
to the formation of products of com
bustion which would wreck the cylin
ders) and we could bave therefore an
estimated production from this source
alone of around 500,000,000 gallons an
nually. If- we add to this the amount of
wood wasted in the form of stumps
and branches sufficiently thick to be
barked, which on a conservative basis
is equal in amount to the sawdust and
chjps produced, we would get from
this "waste" wood a volume of alcohol
almost sufficient to supply with fuel
even the stupendous number of auto
mobiles at present in use. New York
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