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ADD TO PLEASURE
6F WEEK-END TRIPS
Return to D. C. Through
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Speed and Ease of Automobile
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tool, *?oothing breexes seem but a
faint* recollection of springtime.
However, a* we sped along the
roads toward our destination
Mother Nature fanned us with a
monstrous fan, scented with the
odors of clean grass, and leafy trees.
Grime and dust, smoke and soot
have no home on the road to Colonial
Trees Line Way.
On the roadside trees line the j
way and east a shadow reaching
from one side of the road to the j
other, lending an atmosphere of
peace and serenity and solemnness.
Bpt the "coup d'oeil" of the whole
way is that part known as the
"seventeen corners." Down a long,
sloping hill the road twist* and
turns through a veritable forest j
making seventeen consecutive j
curves. The monstrous foliage j
makes one remember that line of I
Poems are made by fools like me? j
But only God can make a tree!
After winding down the hill of I
seventeen eorners the party came;
out into daylight again and the j
first bump of any kind was hit. I
The car gave a slight bounce which
made all of the passengers in the I
back seat remark that the only
rough spot in the road so far had
be*n found. "That bump won't be
ther* for the next ear." said the |
driver, "that was a chicken!"
Jest of Native.
A little further on we stopped to j
inquire the way of a true native of
Virginia, who was'sitting by the !
roadside with the rine of a watermelon
in his hands and the rest of j
It equally distributed between his |
face and his shirt front.
"I>oes this road go to Fredericksburg?**
he was asked.
"No sah. hit don't go nowheah."
came the truthful response, "hit
stays right wheah hit is!"
The humor of Virginia is undiminished!
At Fredericksburg our party
stouned for dinner, and then sped on
to Colonial Beach. The sight that
met our eyes as we swung up by
the side of the Colonial Bearh
Hotel, that former home of "Light
Horse Harry" Lee, was worth traveling
500 miles, instead of 110 to
see. The water front directly before
us. with the gaily dressed
couples sauntering along the boardwalk
which lines the beach, and a
huge orange moon rising across the
water. From the dancing pavilion,
the largest on the river, came the
syncopation of a ten-piece orchestra.
and the air was filled with the
cries of the barkers, announcing all
sorts- of amusements for the public.
Roulette wheels spun. and the click
of the rubber bar flitted across the
pogs which marked the numbers. A
canoe carrying a congenial couple
and a ukulele glided through the
.Water, a gypsy, no darker than the
?tm->?urned bathers, insisted that
she could tell all about the past.
pr*?ynf and future. A man with a
/ Ban leiT
Plenty of Parkin
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Top?One last view of Wasll
Center?It doesn't look like tM
are experts at it.
Lower?Colonial Beach Hotel, M
assures you that you are in Old ViB
gray beard came down the side- I
walk carrying three Kewpie dolls I
I in hi* arms. He had been lucky at I
I the roulette wheels.
And such is Colonial Beach. Ex- I
I cept that the bathing we enjoyed I
on the next day added another I
I pleasurable resembrance to our I
[I trip Girls in very abbreviated.
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Passengers and 10
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IF YOU GO VIA
e Terminal, 613 G St N. W., at 8:
fin* at Colonial Beach at 11:30 a. m.
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lington before the movie starts,
n cars could be leaded*on this littl
vhrre Sambo meets you at the do
but (perhaps for that reason) most
attractive bathing suits rwarmfd up
and down the beac-h from 9 o'clock
in the morning1 until 6:30 at night.
And the meals at the hot*! could
not be surpassed by any chef in
The party decided that in order
to miss none of the time possible
05 a. m. and
and 5:00 p. m.
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c ferry, but the Tidewater people
Dr and the odor of fried chicken
i in such an enticing spot to take
j advantage of the Tidewater ComI
pany'K ferry and send the car over
| to the Maryland side in the afternoon
so that they might wait until
7 o'clock and go over on the mail
j boat. It being only fifty-two miles
from Morgantown. on the other side
of the river, to Washington.
A word might be said here in
regard to the way the Tidewater
Company handles the automobile*
loaded for crossing. The ferry carries
from eight to ten cars, and the
loading is handled in the most efficient
manner imaginable. One of
j the accompanying photographs
| which John Gilmore took shows the
I facility of the process.
Change of Drivers.
The ride from Morgantown to
Washington, by moonlight, Is beyond
description. The b'.g. orange
moon still helped lisht the way, and
the Templar continued to pass
everything on the road Mr. Kann,
sales manager of the Templar Company,
took charge of the wheel on
the return trip, and although he has
never driven on the track he has
the writer's recommendation anytime
he wants it. Perhaps the reader
will think too much praise is being
given to the drivers. Perhaps,
but we doubt it. And as for the
Templar car too much praise is Impossible.
When The Herald men
learned that tbe car had alreadv
traveled 40.000 miles their eyes
opened in astonishment and wonder.
CHAINS ARE URGED
The silent chains that are becoming
popular for camshaft and other
drives should be thoroughly cleaned
every time the motor is taken
down. The chain should first be
soaked in a bath of kerosene and
then be brushed with a stiff brush
to get off all dirt and grit. After
cleaning, the chain should be dried
and then washed in hot water to
which a little washing soda lias
Next the chain should be subi
merged in a bath of moderately
heavy lubricating oil and allowed
to remain until the lubricant has
reached every cranny of the bearing
surface. It is a good idea to
have this oil warmed through befo-f
Immersing the chain in t,t. as this
thins it a little and permits it
more readily to reach hidden surfaces.
Single Strand of Wire
May Produce Grounding
A single stray strand of wire may
produce a ground which will stall
the engine. A preventive measure
Is to use terminals, but sometimes
terminals break off, or It is necessary
to put in a new wire without
waiting to attach terminals. in
either of these instances there is a
chance that a single strand will become
loose and cause a ground.
There Is an easy way out of this
difficulty, however. Simply bare
two or three Inches of the'end of
the wire, loop It and twist It, and
then tape all the bare metal except
RETURN OF SHAM
AUTOS WITH MANY
NEW FEATURES DUE
Old Troubles Reduced to
Minimum By New
One of the moiit Interesting developments
of the last few months
in the automobile field has been the
apparent return of steam an a motive
power to the active list after a
considerable period during which
it has been used but little for driving
The Stanley steamer in one of the
oldest .steam cars in the country,
arid has been sold since the '90s of
the last century, but the output has
never been large. The Doble
started some five years ago, but has
not been put out in quantity, but is
now about to be produced on the
Pacific Coast in considerable numbers.
Car for 9UM.
The Coats steam car In Indianapolis
is a new venture In this field,
for It is to be priced at $1,000 and
is a comparatively small car. Production
of this latter vehicle is
planned on a big scale, so that
steam is likely to be a factor from
now on. Moreover, there are two
op three other companies planning
to launch steam cars and trucks
within the next few months. Altogether
any one interested in the
automobile field will be KIad to
have outlined the principal points
of the modern steamer.
To begin with it must be admitted
that the steam car in many characteristics.
smoothness of operation,
quickness of getaway, hill climbing
etc.. surpasses the gasoline ear
There are fewer working parts in
, tho steam driven mechanism, and
i these parts operate at lower speeds
On the other hand the steamer has
: certain piped, valves and other connections
to Kft out of order which j
jthe chs car lacks. When the
steamer does strike a snag the |
I owner will probably have to call a
The motorist who remembers the
j steam car of yesterday with its'
i insatiable demand for water and j
i?l' sorts of other attention* will be
, surprised at the nearly fool proof
character of the modern rtramer
| which unquestinnsbly possesses in1
high degree flexibility, high torque!
| or turning effort at low speed.
I quietness of operation. Simplicity of
| control and great power per pound
o( wnght With fewer moving parts
'a remarkable absence of vibraj
All Parts Simple.
The modern steamer reduced to
I its essentials embodies a boiler for1
j the water, a heater to turn the!
| water into steam which is then
| fed into the engine and an appa-j
ratus for condensing the exhaust
j steam and returning it as water j
to the boiler again. Condensation:
j is accomplished by means of an or-i
l dlnary radiator. Control of the!
engine consists of a single piece
I of mechanism admitting the steam
to the engine. Clutch. gear-set.
transmission, etc.. familiar in the!
i gas car. are all eliminated. Ob-;
viously then operation of a steamer i
is an extremely simple perform-'
In the old days the operation of1
a steam ?*ar involved replenishment
of the water supply every few miles j
in some instances a filling would |
not last more than 25 miles?while I
failure to give the engine water:
v/her* needed meant a major repair
This had as much to do with the'
passing of the early steam car as
any other one factor. But the question
of starting was also a prob-1
j lem of no mean proportions. Light- i
ing the flre under the boiler was
bad enough, but after that a wait
for the generation of steam was
necessary, and this would never do
for the hasty American.
Both Troubles Geae.
In the modern steamers both
these troubles have been eliminated.
, The system of condensing the exhaust
steam and returning it to the
boiler makes refilling necessary
only after anywhere from 200 to
2,000 miles of running. An electric
starting apparatus makes the operation
no different from that on any
fras car of approved design and
methods of rapid steam generation
made the start just as quick as in j
the gasoline driven vehicle. Further;
the steamer burns kerosene or gasoline
or a mixture of the two with .
a mileage of perhaps twelve to fif-|
teen per gallon.
Under the hood of a modern
steam car will be found a steam !
boiler ofconventional flre tube, j
water level design. Water is supplied
to the boiler from a reservoir
located beneath the driver's seat. [
The water is maintained at a con- j
stant level by means of pumps afid
automatic controls. Whenever the I
water in the boiler falls below a
certain point valves are automa- !
tically opened to increase the supply
up to a set level when the [
I valves are automatically close! j
again. So it will be seen that this j
once troublesome function is now i
performed automatically and with- I
out the driver even being aware
Fuel Supply Controlled.
The fuel supply is also automatically
controlled. As soon as the ,
pressure in the boiler falls below a
certain point the fuel line is automatically
opened and kerosene is
supplied to the main burner. On the
other hand, when the pressure in the
boiler reaches a certain pre-deter"
mined point the fuel line is automatically
closed, and no more is
burned until the steam already gen- I
erated is partly used up. This is as
simple as the operation of any engine
could be. and is. as will bo
noted, absolutely automatic. The
driver has nothing on his mind except
the ordinary precaution of replenishing
his water supply once a
day or so. and this is no more than
refilling the fuel tank of the gasoline
car or replenishing the water
in its cooling system.
Spray Thrown Oat.
Most steamers employ a pilot light
at the mouth of the main burner,
which acts as a starter and keeps
up pressure when the main burner
is out. The new Coats steamer has
a different heating system known as
a Dutch oven. In this a spark plug
is used with connection to the battery.
A spray of fuel is thrown out
u? Then tip!
CHA?. E. KILLER. IMC.
Formerly Miller Ilron.' into Rnnnlv Boose,
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Wiyiam Ltninger, general m
Corporation, Haynes distributors,
of the Haynes service station to i
1815 I. street northwest. The ne*
business on Monday morning, Au
T^ic new location, widely kn
finest equipped garage plants in t
as much floor space as tile forme
The greatly increased space ii
station will enable the Haynes 1
arrangements m?' existing bctwc<
customers. It will also enable the
in the general garage and accessoi
The removal of their scrvic
changes in their present new car
have the advantage of placing th
therefore under closer executive si
The used car department, now
building at 1337 Fourteenth street,
while the upper floors will be dei
and a first-cass paint shop.
TO PAINT NEW CARS
Half Million Capital Put
In Finishing Plant
Frank B. A listed, president of the
United States Automotive <"orporation.
announces today th* formation
of a new subsidiary, tlie Fayette ;
Painting ond Trimming Company. |
with a capital stock of $500,000 in
The officers art* Frank B. Annted.
president; Frank M. Crawford, vice
president ard general manager, and j
and ignited by the ?park plug, which I
Is connected to a storage battery.
This car also differs from the other '
steamers now on the market. Its
mechanism includes a boiler tinder a
traditional hood, with a st^aro line
to two three-cylinder *-ngine?. one
on each rear axle shaft.
The other steamer* made in this
country einbodx * two-cylinder engine.
double acting 4 by 5. the crankshaft
being parallel to the rear axle. I
The crankshaft Is connected to the .
rear axle bv spur gears.
way in po
low cost tr
all the men
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lanager of the District Haynes
announces the immediate removal
noch larger and finer quarters at
if service station will be open for
iown as one of the largest and
he city, contains nearly six times
r Haynes service station at 1337
1 the three-story L street service
concern to continue the storage
;n the garage operators and their j
m to branch out more extensively ^
'c station will not involve any
salesroom, of conrse, but it will
e service department nearer, and
J per vision, the main offices of the
r housed in the lower floor of the
will be continued in this location,
ott d to reconditioning u>ed cars
R E. K Hanson, aeerptary and
treasurer. These f^?tl#nit n. tofjether
with <^orge W. Ansted and
Frederic I. Harrow*, the
board of directors.
A cuhetat^tiitl brick plant. con- '
Ktstfni; of two five-story building*.'
which comprise a total of li'5.?j<M? i
square feet of floor space. has been
acquired from the Re* Manufactur-j
'np Company, also of Connersville. j
Thi* new Institution will be .-n- |
icay.-d exclusively in painting and
trimming open bodies for the I^exinjrton
Motor Company, the chief
Mubftidiary of the Cnited States
Automotive corporation, and will
have a maximum output of fifty
bodies i?er day.
One hundred skilled workmin are'
now employed, and more will b?
added at rapidly a* possible so an
to brine the factory personnel up 1
to within a short time.
District K. of C. Sends
5 Members to Convention
Five W ash in trt on Ian? wil| attend'
the Knights ??f Columous convention '
to be held at San Francisco, August
2, 3. ?.
The men who ar?* crossing the
country for tne event are: I?. J. Onl-I
lahan. xupreme treasurer; Maurice
J. McAulifTe. state deputy; Michael
D. Schaefer. past state deputy; James
A. Sullivan, and Redmond DeVaney.
The party left Washington Friday. J
pular favor beca
ansportation it f
ibers of the avei
B. LEARY, .
1-1323 14th Street N.
SALES POINTS BY
OVER 800 PER CENT
Branch Houses Established
in Alb Large Cities
Of United States.
According to latent available figure*.
tlie I,lnco1n Motor Company
has increased Hp number of aalea
points by *?? per cent in the laat
Starting with fifteen d.stnbutors
in November. I>!0. the company haa
cranted franchlae* to 121 additional
organlr.alions. It now haa
fifty-six distributor* and eighty- |
tno dealer*. Horn- thoroughly thla I
lint rover* the larger centers of J
population in shown by the fact 4
that only one city of 2W.000 p"pi?^
lation or ov?-r <s not represented.
All plans are for still further
expanaion. The aales department
declared that in many cities of medliyn
Hie an excellent demand haa
been found for the Uncoln.
It Is understood that the company
has established a roost conservative
attitude on the number of
cars which it has allotted it* dealers.
no that they are in a favorable
banking position and sbl? t?
absorb a consistent supply of new
'thir summer bu*ine*a." say* R
C. 'Jetmnger. sale* manager. "is
holding up In encouraging nyl?
The ordinary MMBBl decline it bring
offset to an I xtent by tfca
wider nnse of sales created by new
points of distribution.
Our whole sales and distribution
r/-.rr*m will l?e energetically carried
through for the rest of 1JI1
RAW DEAL IX PARIS
Application blanks for the Part*
automobile show, recently received
n this country, bar American cara
from participating en t!*e same
terms as oflier major countries.
The National Automobile rhamA
l?er of Commerce feels that this i*
a Met, backward in international
relations, especially a# \he Am* rican
automobile industry has be* n
petitioning Congress t.. reduce the
present tariff on all imp.Tt.'d cars
from 45 to S? per cent.
S A Miles, show manager for the
N A c A . is now in Europe and
m ill tak< up I he question of tM*
discrimination v .:h the French automobile
Warning to Motorists.
Th. British Automobile Association
state* that 't? \ie* of the number
of complaints received, motorists
are advised to observe the
st>eed limit between Bolney and
Cowfold < v 11.. I>?ndon-Brighton
roadi. particularly on Sunday a.
I rank It vi T?TT
1815-1817 L Street N.W.
By Day. Week or Month
Make V* ever* a (ion* Now aa4 Be
Pi ipaired for Miner
ily wins its
luse of the