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,'THE WASHINGTON TDES, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1912.
First Motorcycle Endurance RuFromThts City fa Take
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GARAGE FIRES HARE
. SAY FIREMEN
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Precautionary Measures Aid
JJeWi to -prf vent'r,aBef!rt;l'recelv
lnpeclal.a'ttentlbn frofr the "Waah
lnftdnleDfjaJtifnent, "I)t clly,Ja
beeh VemirJ(bly. f ree from, .such blasea,
and the" ilremSn say thli la due tp pre
"Automobile fires generally start from
a leaking- gasolene tank, a loose gaso
lene plre connection or flooding car.
burcter," said a 'fireman. 'TJeneraJs y
the' Igniting flame comes from a back
tire. In trie oarburetor, but a red-hot
exhaust pipe or leaking high tension
wire could also start the blaze. The
first thing to remember Is tp keep cool,
for there Is rarely 'any danger of an
explosion, and the second requisite Is
to shut off the gasolene suppy valve.
Vlf the carburetor Is ,on fire, tt will
then quickly burn Itself out without
flamage to any other part, and cab. very
ften be blown out by getting close 'to
It and giving a vigorous blow.
"If the fire is In the drip pan under
neathalways punch a few small holes
In this pan to drain on gasolene and oil
a few. handfuls of dust or sand will
put It out without daamge to the mo
tor from the dirt. ,
"In the eveni 01 a larger mc, ...
two things can help you-smother It
with any cloth handy or. use. a regular
tire extinguishing compound Water, of
course, will only scatter the fire to
more Inaccessible places, so the Idea
must be to so cover the flames that a r
cannot roach them. Gasolene without
air will not bum. A regular fire ex
tinguisher simply- generates a heavy
gas which developea the flames ana
keeps out the air.
Finds Motor Truck
A Business Aid
Washington merchants ore becoming
mare and more Interested In the sub
ject of motor trucks. Every day wit
nesses the introduction of trucks In the
delivery service of some progressive
lliuslness house. B. B. Earnshaw, a
wholesale grocer, rec"'!? purchased a
fWllcox truck, and hl views on the work
of the machine are Interesting.
"I was a long time buying a motor
truck because of my doubts as to Its
HhVtng near enough to perfectlos, to
withstand the hard knocks of every dav
use." said, Sir. Earoshaw ."I at rant
bought a WUcdx true 'and was. so
Sgreeably disappointed that I have Just
orteriV an-otrfetvot; the same make.
""T WirBewM. '.I 'kept.
record of expense. for,A oartlcularly
bnsv weekm which the Wl cox cov
ered a distance of 333 miles ai me ioi
i i.u nat nt maintenance!
. vXl,.hr gallons of gasolene, at
cent, per gallon, J7.74: J""?" J
.. iff .nta n ntinrt. W CentS! On
poind grease fifteen cents, a total or
.ten" In ordinary weather, when con
Dillon are alike to both trucks and
h"rs. my Wilcox truck doe. the work
of four twehorae teams, When it is
extremely hot or the streets are Icy It
will ea.uy nispmce :
home teams "
Policeman Fails in
'A novel test was recently made of
a policeman s .speed-Judglng powers.
At Weymouth, England, a .motorist
appeared at a local police court to
answei a charge of driving to the dan
ger of the public. A police sergeant
solemnly swore to thirty miles an hour
nnd alleged he was a capable Judge of
anVed. In cross-examination the wit
ness stated that the alleged sped was
calculated' by apace and time
In order to tost the policeman's abil
ity to estimate distances ho was asked
the 'Width of tbecoiirtroom. He do
rl.rrrt.'wlth certainly It wai thirty reot
lt was only twenty feet) his estimate
being over 33" per cent in excess of the
actual fact He was further asked to
state the length or the courtroom,
which he estimated just twice the ac
tual distance Ho was then asked to
five an example of his ability to esti
mate tlnre. which was taken .by a stop
T.aUh This test placed the ppllceman
at-a greatei disadvantage than the dis
tance, the estimates bolng extraor
dinarily excessive. The Magistrates ut
sice dismissed the charge.
The Strongest Built Car
in the World
This sturdy, sile nt, speedy "Brighton Sixu is the height of motor
car perfection. From the time the steel in the chassis is molded, to the
finished, luxurious car, the workmanship and materials used in the con
are absolutely the' best that money can buy. Some idea ofthe staunch
ness of this car can be had when you know that the spokes'in the wheels
are made of 2 -inch selected hickory wood the'hardest wood obtain
Combined with its great strength the PALMER-SINQER has the
speed and easy ridin g qualities of a $5,000 car. Yet the price is only
We invite, in fact we challenge, comparison by the most critical
and expert motorists, with any other high-class luxuriously appointed
car, regardless of price or make.
Warrington Motor Car Co.
1811 14th St. Phone N. 1332
First Endurance RunjWill Be Gonducted'Herebri October
13 and H-Vo'to "Philadelphia ,on First
i Leg of Trip. V I
The first motorcyole endurance tun
ecr participated In by Washington
deotees of the "little brother( of he
automobile," as motorcycles am popu
larly called, will bo held Burlday and
Monday, October 11 and 14. The run
will be under .the auspices of the Na
tlonal Capital Motorcycle C(ub and will
be open only to members of that organ
ization. It Is "expected" nearly every
member of the club will take part in
the run, the prise for tho winner being
a handsome diamond-studded medal.
The only penalties that will b.e Im
posed will b for failure to maintain an
average speed' of eighteen miles an
hour throughout the two days run.
Philadelphia wilt bo the objective point
of the first day's run, the distance being
III S mllcnv with a noon control at Lan
caster. The cecond day's run will be
from Philadelphia to Washington, via
Havre de Grace and Baltimore, the
dlttance being 150.6 miles. Copt. George
Bcall and Lieut. John Berrman will
leave tomorrow to complete arrange
ments for the run.
The contestants will leave Washing
ton at 6 o'clock Sunday morning, Octo
ber 13, ond will proceed out Fourteenth
street, to Brlghtwood and thence to
lOlney, Cookesville, and Westminster,
where a checking station will be lo
cated. After leaving the noon control
at Lancaster the motorcyclists will tour
inrougn wuiiamsiown ana uryn nawr
The return trip will begin a little later
the next fa), as the distance to be cov
eted la not so great as tbe first day's
run. The. checking station Monday will
m at nsvre ae ursce.
Automobile endurance runs out of
Washington have been numerous during
no issi rew years, out tne coming run
of the motorcyclists Is the first to be
scheduled In this section. Naturally It
Is attracting a great deal of. Interest,
and Is expected to Increase the popu
larity of motorcycling.
The detailed route of the two days'
run follows: ,
FIIIST DAY. WASHINGTON TO
0 0-WABHJNGTON. leavegarage (to
be announced), at a. m , via
G.S Brlghtwood., inlo Georgia Ae..
cross railroad at Silver Springs.
An automobile 'parade with no less
than 2,000 machines In line, "a balloon
ascension with the passengers riding
In an automobile substituted for a bas
ket, demonstrations It skillful driving,
a dinner and addresses by advertising
men otnatlonal reputation wlil be
among tbe features of the national
salesmanship -and advertising com en
tlon, to be held In Indianapolis, Tues
day and Wednesday, October 8 itnd 9
A tentative nrosrram was outlined nt
a recent meeting at the Columbia Club
of a committee composed of Homer
McKee. advertising manager nt the
Cole Motor Car Company; l'aul Itlchle,
representing me Juarmon. u. u wil
Hams, udvertlslng manager of the
American Motor Car Comnanr. and
Guy Simon, vice president of,the Path-
W. D Nesblt, of Chicago, will pre
side over the convention as ernutnenl
chairman, according to piyaent plans.
An addnss of welcome will lis de
livered by Charles A TJnol;waltcr.
Among the prominent advertising men
who will make- addresses on salesman
ship will be Elbrrt Hubbard, of East
Aurora; President 3heldon. of the
Sheldon School of Salesmanship, John
Lee Mali'n, of the Mahln Adve-tlslng
Compan,-; Leroy Pelllteer, Detroit, di
rector or advertising for the Hlanders;
Martin Kelley, of the Fuller Advertis
ing Agency: General Manager 'Deeds,
of the National Cash Iteglrter Com
pany, and General Manager Laskar, of
L.ora Sc rnomas
Those who are promoting the con
wntlnn IiaIIava that 1 OflO antnmnhl!.
salesmen will attend.
"Jimmy" Larendar and "Dan" Nccd
ham, of the Chicago Cubs, have Just
Joined the ranks or motorcyclists
Bmlier There's a restaurant that
gives honest strawberry pie.
Hamilton How do they word It?
Smller They put coupons In the pie
and they can be redeemed for berries.
3U Olnev, straight through. i
22 3 Hrookvlllc, turn loft.'ero.s wooden
and two Iron, bridges. ,.'
HI Cooksvllle, straight through,?. via
Hqodevllle, cross railroad arid UP
.( viU?f?i" oi on, cncking station,
Straight thVougtv'cros railroad,
ft-LUtlcatown. ' Distance to Abbotts-
. . tnm ..tlm.t. S mil..
1 73.-Abbottstown, turn right Inio Tork
, roaa. V"
WT Ttark. straight through; follow
-" trolley; ' ,'
lpi s Wrlghtsvlle,V straight through,
cross railroad and toll bridge.
102.C Columbia, bear left, pass park,
descend grade. , t
112 7-LANCA8TEK. control. Around
square and cross, long stona
113 0 Wllllamstown, keep to right at
fork; poor road. ' ,
17.1 Bryn ifawr, straight through.!
17J.WJIILADELPHIA, night control.
Information concerning garage
tq be supplied.
8ECONP DAY, PHILADELPHIA TO
Oo-PHILADKLPHIA, garage to 21st
Bt , to walnut st i cross bridge.
IB At monument, turn right, Chester
Ave. over railroad Driuge.
4 3 End of road, follow trolley vl
20 8 Chelsea, turn diagonal left In
front of blacksmith shop on
30 5 Wilmington, Del , turn sharp right
Into Delaware Ave.
43.7 Newark, straight through, post-,
MS Elkton, turn square right Into
Main SL. cross covered bridge,
65S-HAVRE DB GBACE, checkli
1 2 Belatr. 4-corner. at store; turn
left on Main Bt. .
K ft Towson, open square In front of
old hotel: tum left Into York
108 4-BALT1MOIIE, checking station:
Washington monument, north on
118 7 Relay, 4-corncrs at store, turn
right, cross railroad.
331 0 Laurel, straight through 4-corners,
cross railroad at a tut Ion, road
3-cornrrs, turn right
house, 903 Pa. Ave.
'Tbe new buildings now In course
of erection at the plant of the Good
year Tine and Rubber Compnn, Ak-
on. Ohio, is Indlctlve qf the wonderful
progress made b)' this firm In the -last
ytar or two," said F. V. Powers, man
ager of the Goodyear branch here. "In
addition to the buildings recently com
pleted, other structures to accommo
date the Increared business are being
built. A new office building to find
room for M0 employes, and tor relieve
the congestion In the o'd offlon build
ing, has been occupied recentl).
"The new building Is an lmposfug
structure, and has been built as a .wing
on the east side of the old quarters.
It measures nsxW scot. The execu
tive quartets occupying the ground
floor of the' main building are finished
In quartered oak panel, and the presi
dent's office and directors' room Is fin'
Ished In solid mahogany. The build'
Ing Is Illuminated throughout by the In
illncct lighting system.
"Adjacent to the new administration
building. Is a new two-story garage,
1(3x56 feet, almost completed, with an
extra story at the front of the building
to be used as an assembly room.
"The structural Iron work of the new
No. building has almost been com
pleted. It will measure 403 feet long
Yet Rft f..t will, nnd nlll h. .1v tnrt.a
Lhigh with a basement. Rxcavatlons are
beine maao ror a new nve-story build
ing measuring 0 feet by CO feet and
an extension C5 fnt bv 40 feet Is be
ing mada to building No 14 These
three buildings are expected to be com
pleted br Ihe end nf the year. They
will be utilized td meet the Increased
demand for automobile tires and the
capacity of the plant will be brought
to 8,000 automobile tire casings a day.
A Rare Friend.
A rare Rcod friend Is the gasolene
Thst drives the truck or tho limousine,
Trtt'y It If a liquid treasure
To lighten toll or brighten pleasure.
But-oh! the cost of It.
MEETS BIG SUCCESS
WITH NEW MACHINE
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Palmer-Singer Line Gains
Popularity With Motor-
ists of Capital.
The Warrlnaton Motor Car Comninr.
which was recently formed to handle tbe
caimer-Hinger line in this city. Is meet
ing -with considerable success. The
Palmer-Singer In m. rr .if rM. .mi...
Hon. and Manager C. II, Warrington Is
confident of placing many of them on
tbe streets of Washington.
.v.,?,' 2?. F"'.IUfr'.Hlnte; Jln. Includes
the -'Brighton "SIX," fWand five-passenger
and road.ter models of CO-horse-power;
the "-," which comes In five
and aewn-passenger touring bodies,
roadster, limousine, Berllne, and landau
One of the features of the Palmer
Blngcr Is the general appearance of the
car. wh,Ich. oorablned with the running
quality, gives the Impression of cars
costing twlse as much. With the spe
clal triple Jet carburetor, the operator
Is enabled to throttkt down to two miles
an hour on high gear, accelerating to
fifty-eight miles an hour. The cylinder
castings are Imported from the Krupp
atoel works In Germany, and are fin
ished and Installed' at the plant on
Long Island, where the csr Is buIlL The
cars are sturdy, speedy, and buUt to
withstand the severest strain that a
motor car can be railed upon to endure.
The little sixes have a wheel bsse of
menra. woim me oig sixes nave
wheel bases of 13S Inches. The large
three-quarter, seml-elllpttc springs, and
ten-incn upholstering, together with
the smooth-runlng. easy-rjdlng qualities,
provide a flexibility and quietness that
have easily become a feature with tho
new Palmer-Binger line.
Motor Truck Makers
When the term "chug-chug" was first
brought Into being as descriptive of a
motor car It was smlnently fitting. En
glneera had not then devoted them
selves vio ine elimination or noise as
they have since. The men wso designed
motor trucks apparently neglected the
mstter of noise, too, for the time betng.
but the new era seems to have come
with the riercc-Arrow. The worm
drive which Is used on trucks or that
make has been to a great extent er
sponsible for their nolselessness, owing
to the fact that a great deal of the
clatter that has been associated with
the heavy capacity commercial vehicle
hat eftrnf from the driving chains.
With the doing away of the chains the
noise went, too.
Indications are now that the next
few years will see a more general ndop
tlon of the worm drive for motor trucks
and a consequent lessening of the nolsa
of operation The nnomalj will then
be presented of a great growth In the
number of trucks operated and a
marked decrease In the amount ot
street noise 'Mi the I'lnree-Arrow
t present about the only noise tnat can
be heard when tilt truck passe, la that
caused by tne loan carried.
tommon in many tires
Ther'fre many ways aside trom punc
tures and blowouts In which the air
pressure In a tire can sink below nor
ms!. The valve may not be airtight, of
If the tire Is new It may expand slightly
when first used, wttb a consequent re
duction In pres.ure
Moreover rubber, while practically air
tight 1. not entirely o, and the air will
gradually filter through Into the atmos
phere. Air I. composed chiefly of oxy
geji and nitrogen The coefficient ot dif
fusion of oxvgen through ruttber is
higher than that of nitrogen, and In
consequence the pressure In a recently
Inflated tire decreases In proportion to
the diffusion of tho oxygen When the
tire Is relnfiatrd the proportion ot nltro-
f;rn within the tire, of course, becomes
arger. So long as the original air te
malns in tne tire this proportion con
tinues to Increase with every Inflation,
and thus the loss by diffusion becomes
28x3 - - - $8.65
30x3 - - - $9.20
30x3 - $13.55
32x34- - $14.40
34x3i - $15.75
34x4 - - $22.40
36x4 - - $24.00
36x4 - $29.30
.We can save you a goodly
sum on everything for the
automobile. It will be worth
your while to drop in and
have us quote you prices.
1332 G St. N. W. -
A. O. Batchelder, chairman of (he ex
ecutive 'committee of the American Au
tomobile Association! the official body
which governs all matters of recofd.
races, and contests In this .country, has
written the Krit Motor1 Car Company,
of Detroit, that a Krit Model "K" fta
passenger touring car has -been, selected
us the checking car for tho national
lellablllty run, known as tlje Olldden
Tour, The selection Is of Importance
and also of considerable significance, as
the checking car has the hardest work
of a very herd tour.
The Krit checking car will be driven
by no less a person thin A. A. "Rain
Maker" Hansen, of Minneapolis, one of
the best known men In the automobile
Industry In this country. Mr. Hansen,
who has Just closed with the Krit peo
ple to take on their 1913 line, after eight
years' successful work with another
well-known product In Minneapolis.
Do yourself the favor
of investigating this car
No matter what price you are prepared to pay for a car, your
investment should be made only after a careful scrutiny of the values
offered by the various cars.
For the Warren, we will welcome the closest comparison you
can make,, and the keenest judgment you can apply, to those
elements which constitute value.
Each, in its class, represents the greatest return a man can hope
to obtain for money put' into an automobile.
When we say this, we mean more than size, and appearance and
We refer to the service which is built into every Warfen car
the long life that
licauy a permanent
. . .. v.
Automobiles Arc1 ,,
Aid, to Farming
Will Tin automobile pay the farnterj
That'la the first iflueytlon the farmer
'asks wfien he Is approached by an au
tomobllo salesman. The salesman will
feply that the farmer cannot realise a
profit In dollars and. cents unless he'
quits working his farm and goes into
the Jlvery business. Or else uses the
engine othls car. for, ppwer to saw
wood and. plow his", field, any more
than the city owner cap, 'but In aatlsrae
tn and material benefits ho fop reap
a big return. . , ,
. An automobile brings a farmer-nearer
to his neighbors and the city more thafi
It can any other class of men. U also
offers him Its usual recreational benefits.
In that respect he profits. He Is not so
I'kely to become a broken man at forty.
His children will have more Incentive
to stay on the fdrm, and his wife will
letaln her youth longer. , A
. VOR IMMEDIATE DELIVEmV
makes the price you 'pay for
Warren .Motor Sales" Co.
1610 14th St N. W.
Phone N 2013
The Little Giant
"A Power in Ypur Business"
The LITTLE GIANT is the most economical motor
It is the ideal commercial truck for the 'Grocer, Dry
goods and Department Store, and every business where a
delivery vehicle is needed that can be depended upon.
. The LITTLE GIANT is economical because it has
few parts and therefore less likely to need repairs'. It is
always ready to go anywhere at anytime, is easy to operate.
LET US GIVE YOU A DEMONSTRATION
Of the Superiority of This Car.
A LITTLE GIANT in your business means an actual
saving of money to you and increased patronage through
a better service.
PHONE OR WRITE FOR CATALOG. "
Motor Truck Corporation
1319 H St. N. W. Phone Main 3047
Qur Service Dept. Always Insures You of 100 Per Cent
13 and 14
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Erjulo Cadillacs With,
Entry of two cars eaillnnerf with
wireless telegraph Instruments Is
promised. by the Northwestern Mlll
tary and Naval Academy, of Lake
Geneva, Wis, for the "around Lake
Michigan" reliability run of the.. Chi
cago Motor Club. This will Inject Inlp
thr contest a feature that Is realb
Unique, Tke cars wilt be the samo
Cadillars which the cadets drove In
the 1910 Gllddentour.
This announcement Was made t
Chairman Itoot, of the contest com
mittee of the Motor Club, by Col. 11.
P. Davidson, superintendent In charge
of thei academy, .who ! not only
greatly Interested In this rough-and-ready
tour, but has always been im
pressed With the .possibilities of th
automobile In war when' supplied with,
wireless guns and other equipment
for field work. It will be Impossible
for the students to man the cara be
cause school is In session now, but
Colonel Davidson purposes to get
graduates to go en the trip.
a Warren car prac-