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Farmers Made Angry by Con temptuous Indifference of Reckless Speeders. RIGHTS OF OTHERS IGNORED Representative Opinion as to Opposi tion of Agriculturists to Road Im provements—All Are Blamed for Acts of the Compara tively Few. The automobile tourists who found brush piled upon the road by indignant farmers had only themselves to blame for these obstructions, for in their sagerness to break records scorching across the country they were all too heedless of property rights and even ot human life, declares a writer in the lowa Homestead. Even in this day of farm-owned automobiles, when such states as lowa and Kansas report as many motor cars owned by farmers as by city men, there remains farm apposition to the automobile, founded almost entirely on the driver’s reck less disregard of the farmer’s rights. The story comes from Kansas of an officials of one of the transcontinental highway routes setting forth to dis cover the reason of farm opposition. He found it to lie entirely in the care lessness displayed by the automobil ists to the rights of others. Here is his report in detail in regard to one section of the route: “I have been getting down to the grass roots to find out why some farm ers are opposed to improvement of cross-state automobile roads, such as the Santa Fe trail. I had imagined it was a matter of taxes, and that the farmers were opposed to money being spent for road improvement. But that is not the cause. Dead chickens cause more opposition than taxes. In Frank lin county, where there has been more difficulty than anyAvhere else in the state, in getting county road improve ment, I found that nearly every kicker had been losing chickens. ‘Those joy riders come along the pike lickety split and kill the chickens, run down the dogs, and never think of even apologizing,’ one Franklin county farmer told me. ‘That’s why I don’t want to see any improved road near my farm. I’d rather drive in tin u , and save my chickens.’ Where the good road promoter -a > the automobile enthusiasts enco far: ""'-'citinn it is almost alway res ich heedless disrc of < as reported here. '•< mo> r has only himst n lis own worst en M jf good highways ..hi at top speed. Nol of ] ion has greater re >:■:> for :e justification than i aut' it its abuses an nur. ;-ui as flagrant as its n The wgether too many who tfiina mcW the possession c n motor car exempts them from th dinary statutes, not to say civil: When this abuse has been corre farm opposition to automobile lugu ways will have disappeared. GOOD WITH ANY CARBURETER Automatic Device Effects Adjustment by Temperature of the Jacket Water. This attachment is designed for use witn any type of carbureter, its func tion being to automatically effect car rureter adjustment by the tempera ture of the jacket water. The oper ation of the device is controlled by a mercury-containing bulb, which is fixed against the motor side of the ra diator. The temperature of the air in the immediate vicinity of the bulb influences the mercury, which in turn proportions the mixture. The first in stance, the carbureter is adjusted as nearly correctly as possible to normal weather conditions, and the regulator arranged so as to have no effect at this temperature.—Motor. De Lisser on Tires. “Racing is a test of tires on account of two points, heat and speed. Fast folks realize that ordinary road driv ing in the summer weather may be just as much a heat test for tires as when they are on a racing car* When the sun shines hot and a tour ing car is bowling along a smooth road at a high rate of sped the tires are being tried as much as if they were rolling fast around a track or speedway. “Therefore, the tire manufacturer who doesn’t build tires for racing pur poses has to meet nearly the same, if not exactly the same, call on his product when summer weather comes. There is figured into the construction of the best tires a margin of strength to take care of all conditions,, ordinary and extraordiary, that may be met in various temperatures and speeds.” Installing Storage Batteries,- One of the chief causes of injury to storage batteries is the jolting they re ceive when the car is passing over rough roads. The cases containing the cells frequently become strained or chafed, allowing some of the solution to leak out or the active material in the plates becomes dislodged. These troubles may be overcome when fit ting battery bojes to the machine by making the container larger than the battery and forcing between the latter and walls of the box small airtight rubber balls, such as children play with. These will hold the battery in place firmly and absorb all shocks. HOW A MOTOR “TAiKS” FEELING OF SYMPATHY BETWEEN DRIVER AND ENGINE. Owner Declares Machinery Expresses Language Entirely Intelligible to Him, and Reports an Incident. “One day my chauffeur was taken 111, and I drove myself in, left the car standing in a side street during the day, and drove home at night. Then, for the first time, I began to sense the feeling of mutuality, or mutual sympathy, if such an expres sion may be permitted, between ani mate and inanimate things, between the machine and myself. Several trips by myself confirmed tbe sensa tion; then I bought another car for the family, and now drive myself reg ularly in this one. "I have often thought of the stories told by locomotive engineers, in which their great engines are endowed with almost mental faculties. There are enough of them to fill a book, but I never considered them seriously until I began with this car. Sometimes the engine sings, sometimes it purrs—l know its ‘sing’ and its ‘purr.’ If any thing is the matter with it, it tells it in a language entirely intelligible to me. It responds to my lightest touch in all its functions; but once,” and here his voice became grave, “it re fused to run into an unlighted ditch where I was trying to steer it. I looked for half an hour for the trouble with the steering apparatus, but could find nothing wrong.”—Suburban Life. WORM DRIVE FOR NEW MODEL Changes Made in Construction of One of Best Known Machines Have Excited Much Interest. In a new 14-horsepower Puegeot model some changes, as compared with the widely known 18-horsepower model of the same make, have been introduced which will attract general interest, says The Automobile. The motor is cast in block, while that of the 18-horsepower model is’ cast in pairs. The chassis of the new model is underslung and the service brake is operated by hand, the wheel brakes ew “Worm’’ Drive. most important inno wever, is the adoption of i after extensive tests. The shown in the illustration. <• is underneath, working in i . h, and is of the straight hollow. r is of 80 by 140 millimeter troke and turns normally «... i.ovu revolutions and up to a maxi mum of 1,700 revolutions. The shaft runs in three parallel bearings. The valves are on the same side, the ex haust valves measuring 44 and the in let valves 38 millimeters in diameter. The valve lift is 5.7 millimeters. The diameter of the valve stems, which are boxed in, is 9 millimeters.—From Omnia, June 14. Tire or Tyre? Our English cousins, from the begin ning of the motor car industry, haYe insisted in spelling the word used to denominate the accessory with which an automobile wheel is shod “tyre.” In general, our mother tongue is per haps used with a little more care in the land of its origin than with us, but in this particular case the weight of authority seems to point to the Ameri can usage "tire” as being the correct one. The Imperial dictionary defines tyre as “ a preparation of rice and milk us" 4 by the East Indians.” The En cyclopedia Brittanica spells the word “tire” and further says that “tyre” is “no longer accepted by the best Eng lish authorities and is unrecognized in America.” For once we seem to have the best of our friends on the other side, though possibly this is merely because we are producing some 5,000,000 tires per year, while they are turning out certainly not more than 500,000 tyres. Wasted Fuel. A great deal of fuel is wasted in overcoming unnecessary chassis fric tion. Bent front and rear axles, mis aligned wheels and steering connec tions, dragging brakes and improperly inflated tires are common causes. Axle spindles should, of course, be : straightened and wheel bearings should be adjusted to turn freely, yet without unnecessary looseness. It is a good plan to feel of the brake drums occasionally after a brisk run. coast ing to a stop, of course, without ap plying the "brakes. If the drums are heated from running, the brakes are dragging and should be loosened. Conveiytent Device. A very convenient little tool so? keeping the platinum points of a vi brator, or other electrical contacts, in good shape consists of two strips of very fine emery cloth or paper glued to opposite sides of a piece of thin Bristol board. The glue should dry under pressure, so that the strips will be quite flat. This tool will dress both points at the same time and, with a little care, the surfaces will be left fiat and parallel. 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Rye—No. 2 64@G4%c. Barley—so @ 72c. Timothy—s4.oo@ 5.15. Pork—s22.oo. Lard—sll.oo. Ribs—firstname.lastname@example.org. THE WINSLOW MAIL WESTERN MINING NEWS IN BRIEF Western Newspaper Union News Service. Trend of Metal Values. Silver 5 .59 Lead 4.50 Spelter 5.55 Copper 15.75 Colorado. The standard mine, on Gibson hill, shipped five or six carloads of ore to the smelter at Leadville last week. A corps of assayers and mining ex perts are now making a detailed exam ination of the well known Rawley mine at Bonanza and it is general talk in that country that the big mine is to be sold. The Blue Flag Mining and Milling Company’s concentration mill in Illi nois gulch at Breckenridge has been remodeled and its capacity increased so that it will now be able to handle 100 tons of crude ore per twenty-four hours. R. W. Foote shipped two carloads of crude zinc blende ore to a chemical company in Kansas. The ore was from the Bullion King mine on Gib bon hill. Two miners are breaking the ore from the three foot thick blanket vein. The Gold and Silver Dollar property, up Ute creek, has been entered among the shippers of the Idaho Springs dis trict. A shipment of ten tons of first class ore made brought a settlement at the sampler at $135 a ton in gold, silver and lead. Drilling machines for the Grand River Oil & Gas Company arrived at De Beque and were unloaded under the direction of Manager Marshall. It will be installed near the Crandall ranch and operations should com mence before the first of September. Another big strike of high-grade sil ver ore is reported on the Dakota claim on Horse mountain in Eagle county. According to Denver and Eagle assayers, whose results check, the ore runs 324 ounces of silver to the ton, giving it a ton value of $236.40. A Colorado Springs dispatch says: The Uth Copper Company, for the quarter ending in June, made in net profits $2,218,753.04, as compared with $1,535,362.53 for the previous quarter. During the period dividends of sl,- 186,627.50 were paid, and the re mainder of the net profits, $1,032,125. 54, is the net surplus for the quarter. The gross productions of copper for the quarter was 31,785,448 pounds, as compared with 23,334,467 pounds for the preyious quarter. The greatest mineral find made dur ign the last twenty years in the La martine district at Idaho Springs is credited to the Ben Harrison mine, owned and operated by J. D. Arm strong and William Williams of Den ver. In extending a crosscut south from the Lamartine tunnel a body of ore twelve feet wide . has been en countered, two feet of which will bring a mill settlement of close to S4OO a ton in gold and silver. On both the footwall and hanging wall a solid body of ore is showing, while the bal ance of the vein matter is heavily mineralized and will make an ideal concentrating product. Wyoming. An “acre-foot” of water is equiva lent to 43,5b0 cubic feet and is the quantity required to cover an acre to the depth of one foot. The term is commonly used in connection with storage for irrigation. The Union Pacific Coal Company will reopen its No. 1 mine at Rock Springs, the original coal mine in Wyoming. Two years ago the mine was shut down after forty-three years of operation, because tUe expense of bringing coal more than two miles to the surface had become almost pro hibitive. New Mexico. “There has been considerable ac tivity throughout the new oil field near the three New Mexican towns ol Artesia, Dayton and Lakewood. The fact is, everyone knowing the busi ness of oil believes there is a big oil field there. W. H. Andrews has arrived at Carlsbad and will let a contract for the drilling of a number of wells on the property leased by the company he represents. The Carlsbad Oil and Gas Company hold a lease on 2,560 acres, thougnt to cover the real oil belt of New Mexico. The Chino Copper Company of Sil ver City, has nineteen broad gauge locomotives in operation, and forty five self-dumping cars with a capac ity of twelve tons each and fifty-two of six tons each, supplemented with 100 self-dumpers each of fifty tons capacity, are in constant operation, day and night, removing waste and rushing six thousand tons of ore daily to the mill at Hurley. The six teen miles of road operated by the Chino Company is taxed to its fullest capacity. Arizona. At the Superior & Baston wages of miners aud muckers returned to the normal union scale of $3.75 per day, August 1. The total value of the mine output of gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc in Arizona in 1912, according to V. C. Heikes, of the United States Geo logical Survey, was $67,050,784, against $44,157,223 in 1911. This large in increase in value was due mainly to the increase in the production ol cop per. 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Upton Sinclair was talking about certain millionaire malefactors whose crimes always went unpunished. “It’s hard to understand,” said Mr. Sinclair, “how these men escape ret ribution unless it be, indeed, that they’re too small for the meshes of the net.” I’m not denvin’ the women are fool ish; God almighty made ’em to match the men.—George Eliot. How He Would Have Them. How will you have your eggs cooked?” asked the waiter. “Make any difference in the cost of ’em?” inquired the cautious customer with the brimless hat and the ragged beard. “No.” “Then cook them on the top of a slice of ham,” said the customer, greatly relieved.