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THEWASIIDfGTON TIMES. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1912.
Washington Will Be On Route of hew York-San Francisco Automobile Htghway
FOR NEW YORK 10
Ten Millions' Backing For
Proposed "Trail to
'. ' Sunset."
t By HARRY WARD.
There la widespread Interest through-
I lit the country In the plans recently
iraounced looking toward the building
f , transcontinental highway from
New York to Ban Francisco, passing
through Washington, with the financial
(Oklng of the automobile Industry to
he extent ot at least MO.000,000. This
mount certainly should assure the
uecess of the enterprise.
It la the Intention to construct a
hiad which will be practically o( a
permanent nature so aa to eliminate
he great cost of maintenance, which
i the arawDacK to tne type ot roaaa
ow in use In many States, At a con
Ference soon to be held by the com
missioners under whose direction the
toad will be built It Is probable that
F t tvDe of construction will be agreed
The preliminary work will be pushed
ts fast as posalbls with a view to ar
ranging tor the actual construction ot
Ihe highway so that It will be com
pleted oy January 1, 1116, In tlmo for
use by the thousands of motorists who
are already planning tours to the Pane-ma-paclflo
Exposition In the spring ot
The tentative route suggested starts
r New Tork. going south by way of
Washington, through Wheeling and Co
lumbus to Indianapolis, thence west
through St. Louis, Kansas City and
over the Banta Fe trail through La
Junta. Phoenix, San Diego, and Los
Angeles, following the Pacific coast to
pan Francisco. ,
The greater portion of this route was
rrlgtnally surveyed by the official Tath
finders of the Touring Club ot Am
rrlca In 1910. and has become popularly
known as "The Trail to Sunset," this
harae having been given It by the Tour
ing Club's representatives.
Col. Myron M. Parker has purchased
a Waverly electric victoria of Flster &
Ash. Several other Waverly electrics
will be delivered next week by this
Driving a four-cylinder, forty horse
power Pullman touring car, A. If.
Cordes has Just returned from a 7,000
tnlle automobile trip through the middle
RYest to North Dakota and thence
through the Great Lakes region Into
tanada. From there he motored
through New England and New York to
Washington. Mr, Cordes had many In
teresting experiences during his trip
which consumed four months ot time.
Me nurrhased the car In June and lm-
Eiedlattly started on his long trip. Mr.
ordes had never driven a car before
and his success In piloting the machine
eat aBBBBBBBiasHBsiaM eaeiaeaaei m
W. C. LONG,
General Manager of Commercial Auto
and Supply Company..
over all sorts ot roads speaks well for
tne funman construction.
Claudo K. Miller, of Miller Brothers,
the Ford jurents. who haa been SDend-
lng the week at the Ford factory In
Detroit, returned today. While In De
troit he contracted with the Ford
Motor Company for 1,000 Ford cars, this
being the largest order ever placed by
an automobile concern In this section
of the country. In order to dlsDOse
of this large allottment of cars Miller
ilrothers have been given considerable
additional territory, .ncludlng about
twenty-four counties in Maryland and
"The Ford factory la a beehive of
Industry," said Mr. Miller. "The re
cent reduction In price ot the Ford car
has created a tremendous demand for
them and the factory la working over
time In order to fill the demands ot
Its agents, who want carload after car
load of machines."
Emerson & Orme today delivered a
Detroit electric victoria to Jules De-
monet. It Is one of the 1313 models and
Is the latest production of the Ander
son Electrlo Carriage Company. This
firm also delivered a Detroit electric
truck to the Walker-Oordon Labora
tory, making the second truck of this
make to be purchased by the Walker-
FAITR IN MOTORS
VETERAN OE TRADE
"Cliff" Lon gHas Stood by
Automobile Business Since
Its First Days.
One ot the veterans In the automo
bile trade of Washington Is W. C.
Long, general manager of the Com
mercial Auto and Bupply Company,
which handles the Studebaker line.
He broke Into the motor car business
when automobiles bad few friends,
but with the growth of the Industry
his business Increased by leaps and
bounds until .today the company or
which he la the moving spirit Is one
of the largest distributers of cat in
"Cliff" Long, as he Is popularly
known to hundreds ot motorists, was
chairman ot the automobile show
committee In 1901 and 1910 and his
splendid executive ability aided ma
terially in making tne iiu exmui
tlon one ot the largest and best local
shows held In this country.
He Is prominent In Masonic circles
and, as a member of the Automobile
Club of Washington, haa taken an
active part In ivery movment Inau-
fruratea ny tne ciuo to advance tne
nterests ot motorists.
The Motor Truck Corporation,
agent tor Little Giant delivery cars,
has established a school for drivers.
This has been made necessary because
ot tbe numerous sales of these ma
chines to Washington business men.
One flrm, condustlng the Star Laun
dry, which replaced eight horse
drawn wagons with four of these
cars, has had ten of Its employes at
tending these school sessions In or
der that drlvtra may be available at
any time In case of sickness of the
regular drivers. The Motor Truck
Oorporatlon expresses Itself aa belnr
well pleased with the results of Its
Walter Johnson, the premier twlrler
ot the Nationals, Is the proud owner
of a Cole car. He purchased It during
the week from the O. It. Cowle Com-
my and will take delivery as soon as
he returns from the world's series. The
car la a 1913 model and la a combina
tion Ave and seven-passenger touring
car. "Johnson saw a duplicate of his
" In New York." said Mr. Cowle,
"and after taking a ride In It he ex
pressed himself as being delighted with
the ease with which the car conld be
controlled. Johnson expects to use the
machine about a week In Washington,
after which It will be shipped to his
home In Coffeyvllle. Kans. For a time
he thought of touring overland to his
home but later decided It would be bet
ter to ship the cor."
A duplicate of Johnson's car has been
oM hv the Cowle Company to J. S.
I'n'on. of Washington Junction, Md.
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30 Days' Trial
We wilt allow you one full month's trial of
tires filled with ESSENKAY; and, if for any rea
son it proves unsatisfactory to you, we will take
it out and
Refund Your Money
Here Are Some of the Things
Will Do For You:
ESSENKAY does away with all tire troubles. There are no blow-outs because there is
no air ii the tire.
It doubles the mileage of tires. Actual use has proven this.
It does away wjth inner tubes, thereby cutting expenses down greatly.
With ESSENKAY there is no riro cutting, because the. tire never gets flat enough.
It may be changed from one casing to another as- often as desired. i
It is impervious to heat, cold, and moisture proof against acids, chemicals, and gases. It
has enough moisture in the filler to keep tha life in the casing.
Its first cost is the only cost because ESSENKAY is absolutely guaranteed.
Fill out tho Following Coupon at once.
The ESSENKAY SALES CO.,
814 17th St., Washington,
Please send me at once full particulars regarding ESSEN
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ESSENKAY SALES COMPANY
"SsSSSSST'" 814 17th St. NW. Washington, D.C.
"Are Yon Leaving Out, or Putting Inl"
Thimrs For IJotorists "o
See that tight, lleemo number,
brakes, and horn are In place
and In proper working order.
Always ,top jour ear cloie In
and parallel with curb.
Hate front and tall light burning,
daring the time street lights are
lighted, and while your car It
standing at the earn.
Obey the orders and signals of
traffic officer. Their word Is
law, the ordinance to the con
When turning Into a side street
Indicate by extended hand di
rection of torn. i
tfhen passing another vehicle go
tng In the same direction, aire
an Indication of your Intention
by sounding yonr horn.
TThen about to slow down, giro
Indication or warning to vehicle
when driving on side streets re
member that vehicles on mala
streets hare right of .way) at
other intersections .vehicles be
ing driven on north and soatn
streets hare right of waw oxer
those on east and west streets.
In case of accident' aire your
name, address and number of
ear upon request of Injured
J arty or of a police officer. Also,
n case of accident, stop and
render assistance It such J
Remember It is better to over
obey an ordinance than to take
a chance on a violation. Tbe
latter Is punishable by a flae.
and the former will leave no ill
SHOW INTEREST IN
Cook & Stoddard Sales
rooms Have Seen Crowd
ed With Spectators.
This has been a gala week at the
salesrooms ' ot the Cook A fltoddard
Company. The 1911 Cadlllao has been
the center ot Interest Hundreds ot
people thronged the salesrooms to see
the new car and hundreds ot demon
strations have been arranged by Mr.
Stoddard and Rudolph Jose.
No hill has been too steep tor tho
new Cadillac, and some ot the stunts
the oar haa iertormed have been
really phenomenal. The trreathy In
creased power has almost done away
with gear shifting In ordinary travul
and a grade where It will be necessary
to go out of the high will have to be
a regular hill.
The car was booked, up tor de
monstrations every hour last week.
and there are not a great many open
uaice tor ine coming weex. ine ma
chine Is ' larger In every particular.
The wheelbaae haa been Increased
from Hi to 120 and the tires to Mx
4H. Demountable rims are regular
equipment. The motor this yonr
measures 4HxH. which accounts tor
tne tremendous power.
Motor Truck Solving
The Importance of the motor truck In
solving the "transportation problem It
only Just beginning to be realised. That
it la an economic factor In the haulage
of goods has been proved. It only re
mains to secure the utmost efficiency
from the i vehicle, which I recognised as
possessing mechanical efficiency in every
This problem of efficiency is some
what new. When economists discovered
ways and means of laying many more
bricks in a given time by arranging mat
ters so that the masons could handle
them much more rapidly, the masons
were by no means enthusiastic at first.'
It was only when they were made to
appreciate that by laying more bricks
they were worth' more to their employer
that they were willing to co-operate in
carrying out the new scheme.
Tbe spirit of co-operation Is equally
necessary In bringing about the utmost
efficiency which may be expected from
the mechanical transport. Itetallers, for
instance, couia assist or so arranging
their receiving space that the whole
saler could make the quickest possible
delivery. The list might be Increased
Indefinitely, and with each the resulting
economy to the party of the second part
is quite as marked as to the truck
Storage Batteries Get
Indigestion, Says Expert
"Efficiency of an electrlo vehicle de
pends a great deal upon bow you feed
Its batteries," says J. C. Henderson,
Eastern representative of the Woods
Vehicle Company, who is spending a
few days in Washington.
"The storage battery In an electric
Use Engine As Brake,
Advice of Racing Driver
Use and misuse of brakes was being
discussed the other day by Frank Ku
lick, the clever racing driver ot the
Ford Motor Company. He gave a good
suggestion aa to how to take' the wear
oft -the brakes ot a car when going
"When you start downgrade," said
Kullck, "Instead ot throwing on yqur
brakes and Impeding tho speed of tha
car at the expense of break wear, a
much better way la to let your angina
act as your deterent Throw oft your
switch and let the engine run. Its com
pression cheoklng the car's speed. If,
this does not slow your car down suf
ficiently, throw your clutch Into low
speed. Before throwing on the switch
after reaching the bottom of tha hill,
however, be sure your gas .Is shut off,
or you will blow out the muffler of your
"By leaving the gas on while runnlnr
with your enrlna comnresslon as a
brake. he engine will be cooled. Tha
cold air rushing through it without an
explosion taking place will reduce its
temperature very rapidly."
Jones-Kessler Rubber Tire Co.
Automobile, Motor Truck. Carriase, Meter
CyeU Tins, and Accessorial: beat rnskaet
lowest trices. Tire repairing; satisfactory
mttIm. " Two motorcycle ready for Instant
delivery ec goods.
605 AND 612 E ST. N. W.
ie tremendous power. I '" -.'' .... .hlviui
Kverythlnc can he Ann from the I Is the stomach of the ear. h&vtnr ehar.
seat this year except the changing of l.acterlstlcs analogous In many respects
a tire, ine starting dim ton ana eiee-'to tne aigesuve organs or a numan ne
ttle light switches are In a email
metal box 'Just In front of the driver.
By touching a button and pushing the
clutch pedal forward the car starts.
The improved electric starter cranks
the motor at twice the speed of last
year. All lights are flashed . on by
pressing a button. The body Is large
and roomy and the upholstery deep
and of the best material. Baveral
shipments are now on the way.
Ing. It you overfeed or overcharge
either, animation departs quickly and
comparative inertia ana loggineas re.
"Don't feed the battery untl it Is hun
gry. That warning la lost upon many
people, who persist In having their bat
teries recharged every time tbey run
their machine Into a garage, despite
the fact that the power Is nowhere near
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Fred L. Harveycutter and Thornton Cheiley
beg to announce that they have taken over the
branch house of the
Kelly-Springfield Tire Co.
1730 14th St N. W.
and will continue it under the name of Kelly
Springfield Tire Co.
This house has the best facilities south of New
York for fitting all kinds of solid tires, including
automobile, buggy, truck, and baby carriage tires.
When you buy Kelly-Springfield Tires you get
exceptional service because you get exceptional
materials. It is the best rubber composition backed
by seventeen years of tire-makinr experience and
by a determination to make good tires.
The name "Kelly-Springfield" has been iden
tified the bestjn tires since rubber was first ap
plied to wheels.
Kelly-Springfield Tire Co.
1730 14th Street N. W.
Phone North 3058
Automobiles Often Burn
The very stuff that makes the wheels go 'round
GASOLINE is iriflammable and dangerous, making an
automobile risky property. If you have a car which is
UNINSURED, you are practically playing with fate. Let
us insure your car for you, and do it right now. We will
protect your car from loss by fire anywhere in the United
States and Canada.. The cost is only
$12 a Year, for Each $1,000 Insurance
A dollar a month and this price is much lower than you
can get elsewhere. The Commercial is the biggest fire in
surance company in the District of Columbia, but quotes
the littlest rates for automobile insurance. Call on us,
write us,-or telephone us, and we will be right on the job
with the best insurance that you can put on your car.
Commercial Fire Insurance Co.,
Southern Building Telephone Main 6475
PAID-UP CAPITAL $300,000
Robert R. Tuttle, President. Robt. N. Harper, Chairman Finance Committee.
Hon. Ashley M. Gould, 1st Vice President. Paul F. Grove, Secretary.
"rederick S. Dudley, 2d Vjco President. John McKee, Assistant Secretary.
Charles F. Carusi, General Counsel.
SEE THAT YOUR CAR
Is Handled By the
We Do All Kinds of
Storage Batteric Repaired
Ignition and Lighting Bat
teries Charged. Also Built to
Best of Service.
Rear 1320 L St. N. W.
Phone Main 2230.
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New Warren an Packard Cars
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