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MOTOR INDUSTRY'S GROWTH
Its Stability, at First Questioned, is
Now Firmly Settled.
CABS NO LONGER A LUXURY
ladUprniMUtle a Railroad Train.
A .Factor In the Economic and
Sltuatloa of the
Coaa try-.
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VHi It continued and phenomenal
Kiowth, dua to Its atablllty In the business
orW, the motor car Industry In now re
ceiving the recognition and respect of tlio
captain of finance who at one time treated
It as an upntsrt, and an a movement which
a likely to paa away In a short time. It
1 like the. self-made, man, for It la proba
ble that no such wldenpreud burners has
rtr started with so many obstacles In Its
V'taway to success, and the opposition to
It was entirely limited to J'Hlouiy ot
fthosa In other and similar trades. The
financiers' lack of belief and faith In Its
ultimate success wi well nlgl universal,
and as the Industry grew this opposition
seemed to increase. But progress, devel
opment and demand could not be stopped
there was too much merit behind the
proposition. While this was yet a strug
gling Industry, seemingly floundering and
Krop4i)g in the dark lor a guiding light, a
statement was made by one who had
doubtless made a Htudy of the situation,
that It would take a panic to really de
velop the automobile Industry.
Stability of the Industry.
This Htatement has since proved almost
prophetic, and the man responsible for the
statement must be credited with unusual
t'-Vght, although he probably realized
t.ut little of the real truth this statement
carried. The depression . of 1SXJ7 "measured
the stability strength and soundness ot
four country and every branch of trade,
and It will be remembered that probably
no other line held Its own, while the auto
mobile business continued to grow In splto
of the would-be discouragement on all
Ides.
Ttesults have proven that there was llt
tlo reason for the depression beyond the
lack of confidence and belief that the de
mand was not staple, and the remarkable
part of It all lay in the fact' that the most
discredited industry at that time, the auto
mobile, was the greatest help in avert
ing the panic and restoring such confidence.
as was scarcely hoped for. The fact that
tho automobile business would not be kepi
down caused the thoughtful to pause and
consider.
Xavlng of time and lessening of distance
are two important factors in our modern
civilisation. Tha motor car Is the great
agency which has met these.- requirements
tn a practical way and to a degree never
dreamed of. and it possesses a third and
important vlrtuo of being able to do this
at a very marked saving in cost. It Is the
going motor car which has forced recogni
tion, and it is today quite as indispensa
ble as the telephone, telegraph or railway
train.
Automobile Not a Luxury.
It Is safe to predict that wo have not
mora than scratched the surface of Ihn
possible demand for tha motor prnpolleU
venicle. Jhe motor car was nrst looked
upon as the rich man's and sportsman's
toy, later as a pleasure 'vehiclo to be
classed as a luxury; but today wo urc
forced to admit that it Is the practical
conveyance of the future. It would be qulto
as reasonable to expect the transconti
nental traveler to return to the prairie
iehooner, aa for the motor car user to
"turn to the horse-drawn vehicle. In
Iact, the step from the horse-drawn vehicle
to the motor car is quite us advanced as
turning to the use of the railway cars, ex
cept that the use of the motor car la
brought home to us In a more general and
tolling way. (-
Maany do not today realize the firm way
In which the motor car has established
Itself. To the physician, the contractor, In
fact, any man who finds It necessary to
be In divers locutions In ,the ordinary
routine of work, they prove Indispensable,
und aa yut we uro only beginning to under
stand the possible uses the motor car can
be put to, to advantage. We have seen an
Industry spring up In a night, aa It were
and move from nothing to a position of
probably fifth la importance among the
great Industries of this country, and In the
brief period of less than ten years. .
There Is another Interesting phase. It
has been said that the motor car In France
affords employment to more people than
any other line, and In America we aro em
ploying directly and Indirectly more people
than they are. It has act a new stark in
the consumption of rubber. It requires
hundreds of thousands of hides per year for
upholstering. It is safe to say that the
motor car builders are furutshlng the great
est number of orders placed with our ma
chinery builders, and the development of
the most modern devices to facilitate pro
duction and standardisation Is directly at
trlbutablo to tha motor car builder.
So that It can be seen that the motor car
has not only been forcing recognition, but
its requirements have reached out tn varl
m. channels until it has become a great
and constantly growing factor to the ecu
I nomlc and labor situations of the country.
Motor News.
SELLING RACES FOR'AUTOMOBILES
Horse Itacln IMan In Auto Contests
In California.
Selling races for automobiles may be in
augurated at the U Angeles Motordrome
after this first big meet and, If successful
In the beginning, should prove a bis factor
both In the racing game and In the dlrposal
of cars.
tn hnr ruclnir the "selling plater" u
classical and two-thirds of the races are of
"selling" kind. All horses entered in
JOY RIDERS OF THE COUNTRY
Activities of Itaral Free llellvery
For AnplaadeA Alosg
the War.
The rural free delivery service of the
United Ktates means the distribution of
marly J.800,000,000 letters and parcels an
nually along the highways and byways of
every state and territory from Maine to
Alaska. A force of 41,000 carriers daily go
over "the routes assigned to them.
Bringing tho mail to the farmer now
costs the nation S36.080.000 a year In salaries
for the carriers, expense of examining new
routes, maintaining post offices' payments
of inspectors, special agents, clerks and
chiefs of bureaus.
To secure Information to make changes
in routes and carriers where deemed neces
sary, to establish new routes and to re
cord and tabulate statistics and data for
the postmaster general as well a for the
public, a iforce of only 110 persons in re
quired in Washington In spite of the great
amount of office work and correspondence
that must be finished daily.
Over 1,000,000 letters are received und
answered by the department of rural free
delivery In a year. Many of those received
are merely addressed to the department.
To save time of opening and reading mis
sives not properly directed Is a part of the
work of the mailing section. It Includes a
the
the race are given a certain, selling value.
If a horse wins he Is put up at auction and
tho bids must start at the entry price. If
the owner desires to retain the animal he
overbids every one else and must pay the
association the difference between his bid
and the entry price.
To apply this system to auto racing Is
cssy, according to those who havo studied
tho automobile game. Nine-tenths of the
auto races are for "stock" cars that Is,
cars that have been turned out to be-wrrta
at the regular listed retAil price and which
havo not been especially built for radng.
Torsons who have been evolving a scheme
to apply the selling race to cars would open
the bidding to the public, instead of having
owners try to'buy each other's cars. In an
auto selling rJtce the owners would enter
their cars to be sold at a price to suit them
selves. If the selling price is below the 1!h
price or equal to It, a winner is almost sure
to be sold on the spot; if the price Is abovo
the last figures, the public can assure It
self that the car is especially built as a
racer; if tho owner bids In the car at a
hlirher flirure than the publlo will bid, It
may show his affection for the racer, and
he will have to pay the dlfferenco Into the
association or the purse of the race, to be
distributed to the other drivers.
Thoro has been a great deal of discussion
on tha reliability of the stock car races.
and many charge that the majority of the
cars are especially prepared for racing. A
stock car may be "tuned" without losing its
stock qualities, but when parts are rein
forced or replaced and new features added.
A enr loses Its stock qualities and becomes
a racing car. Chicago Record-Herald
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PENSY IS REVIVING CRICKET
Collegre l.ads Have Started marine;
Enarllsh Game
PHILADELPHIA.' May 7.-f-A revival in
cricket is In proginss at the University of
Pennsylvania as the result of the selection
of a coaeh Vvho has had long experience as
coach of the cricket team of Oxford uni
versity. The first intercollegiate game in
any branch of sport, it Is said, was played
at Haverford college May 7, 1S34, between
a cricket eleven of the University of Penn
sylvanla and one from Haverford college.
The first game of cilcket In America, ac
cording to tradition, was played in Phila
delphla by BrltUh officers quartered there
in 1777.
The new coach li U It. Iluiah. who. be
sides coaching Oxford for nine years, has
been a prominent member ot several county
teams in England.
private postoffiie through which every let
tor recelvdf or sent relative to rural de
livery must pass.
Kvery one of the half million and more
letters sent from this department Is copied
for record by a mechanical system, which
saves the labor of a hundred copying clerks
even where the hand copying press or the
carbon method has been employed. A force
of only seventeen clerks is needed in this
section, yet in addition to handling and
copying mail they keep a dally record of
all outlay for postage expenses of the de
partment and sort and examine the hun
dreds of inters daily received which must
be returned to- tho postoffice where they
should havo been directed.
What the service does In receiving ap
plications for new routes, petitions for car
riers, decisions of the department, the pay
ments and receipts, Is told by the postoffice
newspaper. Published every day by' the
accounting section, it is a word of what
every one In this posiai counting nouse,
including tho assistant pstmRster general
himself, is doing. Every Important item of
statistics Is tabulated In type.
The esprit de corps of tho rural free
delivery is best shown by the last annual
report. During the year it states that out
of rtie 41,000 tn the service the total dlS'
missals for cause were only 1.6u. less tlian
the total number of deaths.
The reasons for the dismissals were, priii
cipally, incompetence and failure to obey
instructions. No dismissal whatever for
kiialing from the malls or other disnuiiv-a.y
Is on the records. Considering the differ
ent kinds of men required, thll is indeed
remarkable testimony to their faithfulness
and speaks well for the organisation. The
Bookkeeper.
llables Strangled
by crop, coughs or colds are instantly re
lieved and quickly cured with Ir. King's
New Discovery. Wo and tl.OA For sale
by Beaton Drug Co.
A Uaafjerons Point.
He was a Jolly old tar of the first water,
and what he didn't know about boating
and boating parties wasn't worth consider
ing. He waa never at sea for an idea how
to make more money or get the most out
of those who patronized his boat; so when
he rowed out a party of women to the
Smugglers' tt treat. ' as he pieased to can
a small cave that you could hardly Jam a
little boy into, be .iiausen on his oats arm
smiled affably at Ills fair customers.
"Now, ladiew," he Maul, wltn a nautical
smile, "we've reached 'Consideration
Point.' "
"How Interesting!" murmured the ladles.
"What dors it mean!" asked one.
"Well, mum, it's Just like this," said the
old salt. "Between the cave and thitf boat
we're in there's a lot of sunken rocks big.
Jagged things that 'ml rip up this old craft
11UU m kit ,'fll.. if It .... . V 1 m.i..
n T?nnaii1rriLtlfn Point' Vn iwrllt-i alvavu
stop and say whether they'll pay 50 cents
to go the safe and long way round or
whether they'll only give 25 ceuts each and
risk being drowned. Which way shall it
be ladles?"
And once again the Jolly old tar secured
his 40 cents. New York Herald.
FP DIR EGTORY Tl
U Of Automobile.- and Accessories
R. R. KIMBALL.
2026 Firn.m St
ana. a A If I I
FT Qfn PIONEER IMPLEMENT COMPANY
Uts4WH4'lJ U ciuncll Bluffs, low i.
k tii r. -r.w
Goit Automobile Go.-.
2209
irnam
Strt
Hudson
louring'
Car
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aw . a - Tsn, i bjsssl - , - a li II j -v ns. t
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This price includes full lamp
r i r it. i- i v j eauimneni. eneraior. norn.
radiator. v ; tools, pump, jack and tire re-
, V pair kit.
WE ARE NOW IN POSITION TO OFFER
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Immediate Delivery
On positively the best car in the world at the price.
We operate on the principle that the public wants
quality in cars at a low price. But that it -wan in
them at just as low a price as the maker can sell
them, and still make a fair profit.
No car we make this statement advisedly
selling tor less than $1,500 can stand comparison
with the Hudson point by point. There is a com
pleteness in its construction and an elegance of fin-,
ish which satisfies the most critical. Examine these
cars before buying. If you do not feel that you are
an exprt Judge of a motor car yourself, then we
wish you would enlist the services of someone who
is.
BODY Up-to-date straight line design,
passengers. Touring type.
Five
WHEEL BASE 110 inches.
MOTOR Long stroke, vertical, four-cylinder,
Renault type. Cylinders cast en-bloc. Bore, 3
inches. Stroke, 4 Inches.
TRANSMISSION Sliding gear; selective type;
three speeds forward and one reverse.
CLUTCH Leather faced cone; slip spring under
the leather, providing easy engagement.
FRONT AXLE One piece I-beam drop forging
of most approved design.
REAR AXLE Semi-floating type, shat driven:
equipped with bevel compensation gear. Torque
taken on a tube concentri with the driving shaft.
CONTROL Accepted standard type; throw and
spark on, top of steering wheel; clutch and brake
pedal; foot accelerator. v
H. E. FREDRICKSON AUTOMOBILE CO.
HUDSON CHALMERS PIERCE-ARROW THOMAS
2044-6-8 FARNAM ST. Licensed unde Selden Patent. OMAHA, NEB.
THE PAXTOII-MITCHELL CO.
Dniin 79Q1 9?Hfl Harnitv Street. A-2011
SUI ww 'rf
MIDLAND MASON
FREEUNO BROS. & ASHLEY, 1102 Firaio SI.
mmun
PEERLESS
GUY L. SMITH, 2207 FARNAM ST.
Foird
REO. FORD. PREMIER.
ATLANTIC AUTOMOBILE CO.,
Atlantic iad Council Bluffs, lowi
R. li. KIMBALL
' Stevens-Duryea. Cadillac, Stanley Steamer.
DABCOCK ELECTRIC
tOt Psraaat trie.
Maifnn mmm fj- tf Electric Garage
H Ail Mf M H . I M 1 1 . DENISE BARKALOW. . Proprietor
2218 Farnan Street.
HALLADAY
In its class without a peer.
0. F. LOUK, State Agent,
18Q8 Farnam St.
KISSEL KAR 853 8 K kissel auto go
IUULL linil $3,000 60 H. P. 2129 Farnam 8t
MOTOR CARS
VELIE AUTOMOBILE CO., 1902 Farnam SI.
John Deere Plow Co.,. Distributors.
Ford Motor Co
x Temporary Location
.) 1818 Farnam St., Omaha. Neb.
LoiTilbi0e
Mattheson
J, J. DER16HT CO.
1111 Farnam SI
f he Cost to Travel
in a
FORD
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It will nst )lO.OU year to feed one horse and
$30.00 more for shoeing and recalklng. No matter -bow
little you use the horse, you have to feed
him and keep him shod; you don't lesson the '
expense by not using the animal. At the most,
you cannot expect over ten miles a day, average.
Contrast that with the Ford. , Ten thousand mile
a year la eawily I possible, and the upkeep cost for
gasoline, tires, repairs and oil will be less than the
expense bill of tbe horse.
Iii November; 1907, the American Can Company
bought a"Kord Car for Its Detroit salesman. Twice
, a year ho sends in to headquarters an itemized ac-
count for bis automobile expense. The last report,1
just sent In. shows an average expense of $9.94 per
month for the entire twenty-seven months. This
Includes every cent paid out on account of the car.
A continuous speed of tweuty-five to thirty miles
an hour U an easy average for a Ford Car. It will
make forty to fifty miles or three t ten miles If re
quired. Physicians whose practice required three
horses have, by substituting a Kord, cut down the
expense, increased their calls, and had more leisure
time.
A FORD DEALER IN ONTARIO, the Royal City
Garage of Guelph, advertised to contract for the
sntire upkeep of a Ford Model T for $125.00 per
five thousand miles. If the average load Is but two
passengers, (hat makes It a cent and a quarter a
mile per passenger. The cost of travel by train U
from two cents to three cents per mile per pasaeoger
5-I'aMHt'iisrr Tourimr
The Cost by Horse,
Trolley or Train.
t-tlUidor, SO II. I', 5-rMiaj(eT Tour
ing Car, JUO" v.Uet-1 base, Vauadiuiu sterl
throughout. ' W't'lub fit) lbs. per If. P.
Price iucludes mugneto and all the equip-'
nient.
MODEL T FORD
5-I'anHtngT Touring
Car. V05O.OO Complete
r A Building Contractor in Detroit was spending
Nfour dollars a week car fare between two jobs in
opposite parts of the city. He htter on found that
the car fare alone would pay the total upkeep cost
of a Ford Car. Then add the value of the time
lost, easily worth four dollars a day, and you can
appreciate the real worth of this car to that con- .
tractor. There are many people in this city to
whom the cosj of a Ford Car would be less than
nothing.
The Model T Ford will run twenty-five to thirty
miles per gallon of gasoline; the heavy car from
eight to fifteen. A Ford won an economy test In
Pensacola, Florida, Feb. 2d, by making twenty-eight
and ope-half miles over sandy roads on one gallon
of gasoline, and the official observer traveled in a
car that consumed three and one-half gallons at
the same time.
Hundreds of Ford Cars srld in 1909 have the
original wind in the tires right now. They havo
never even bad a puncture: The light weight of tho
Ford ia responsible for this. The Ford tires will"
average about double the tire life of the tires on any
two-thousand pound car manufactured. Fifteen
thousand miles on a set is quite common,
and then, when finally worn out, the price of a new
Bet is so much less, because the size is smaller, due
Temporary Location 1818 Farnam St.
Pbone Douglas 2682
to the light weight of the car. But the weight 1b
plenty heavy for every possible requirement. The
Model T Ford will go anywhere any other car in
Omaha will, and lota of places many of them will
not. Every Ford buyer is a booster. Every sev.
enth car sold ia the Vnited Ktates in 1000 was a
Ford Car, and every car made good. Vour neighbor
owns one ask him.
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It is the light weight of the Ford Car that accom
plishes this result. The car weighs but twelve hun
dred pounds. Its twenty horse power engine has to
propel only sixty pounds per horse power. The
average "30" weighs twenty-one hundred pounds or
'seventy pounds per horse power. , This larger en
gine requires more fuel and oil; this Increased
weight demands more expense to move it. That is
just plain, ordinary horse sense. You cannot in
crease the Joad without increasing the cost to haul
it, be it potatoes or automobiles. Also the greater
weight is harder on tires, and the tires muk be
larger. We know of a forty-horse power car in
Omaha that costs its owner three cents a mile for
tires alone.
If you ure skeptical, let us fix up a demonstra
tion. Select the hardest route you can find. Have
any other car come along, if they can ."follow tbe
Ford." You will get the most convincing demon
stration that an automobile ever made, and the
other car will need to be a good one,, if it stays
with us. Say when, please. i
TOCIUXG CAR ft on0((0
ROADSTER U(,0.oo
TOIRAKOUT ., 050.0(1
ol,'K ; l.Ofio.oo
TOWN CAR ; 1 ,800.00
I . pl j JACKSON
Pt mi? -If IPnfrlf! Pneer Implement Co.
Council Bluffs. Iowa.
Roadster, 4 cyl., 8 passsng.r ai.MHV
Tourlna Car. 4 cyl., 6 passengsr 1,3B0
Touring Car, cyl.. 7 passenger $2,000
Coit Automobile Co., 2203 Farnam St.
7allace Automobile Co.
24th Noar Farnam Street.
W. L. Huffman
S02S Farnam Straat.
pn Inter-Stat Of 4-CylInder Can
UUi Headquarters $1,750) DeTampla,
$650j Hupmoblle, $750..
BRUSH RUNABOUT
A MARVEL OF WORKMANSHIP
T. G. NORTHWALL CO.
914 Jean St,
APPERSON SALES AGENCY
02-4 Farnam St.
H. E. Fradrickgon Automobile Co. S
1044-4a-4 FARNAM TREKT
teright Automobile Go. i
Stoddard-Dayton,
Waverly, Lexington.
16 Farnam.
Henry H. Van Brunt
Overlanal, Pop
Hartford
Council Bluffs, Iowa.
"MURPHY DID IT" flut0 "Kffi
14TH AND JACKSON Trlmmlnj
mmw
vThe easiest riding car in the world.
0. P. LOUK, 1808 Farnam Street,
State Agent.
SWEET-EDWARDS AUTO .C0..-.SKMS8
2052 FARNAM STREET PARRY .... $1285
INTER-STATE "
Bulck and Olds
mobile Cars....
Nebraska BuicK Auto Company
Lincoln Branch, 13th and T Bta., H. B. nI.SS, CUn'l Mjr.
T2 rarnam at., uo HUTr, Mr.
750 Fully Equipped -4 Cyl., 40 H. P.
HUFFMAN & CO.. 2025 Faroio St
Diatrlbutora
AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE SSo0nrgla.D2o'lnE
H. E. PALMER, SON & Cu., Mo W. Redlck, Mgr. Auto. Depl.
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He Who Advertises in The Bee
Keeps His Automobile Busy
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