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THE WASHINGTON TBIES, SATURDAY, JANUARY 11; 1913.
Committee, of Washington Automobile Dealers' Association Will Attend hew York: Shows
VISII NEK YORK'S
Capital Dealers Expected to
Get Pick of Exhibits
For Show Here.
By HARRY WARD.
A committee representing the Wash
ington Automobile Dealers' Association,
which Is promoting the motor car shov
to be held In Convention Hall next
tnonth. will lslt the Xew York auto
mobile shows next week. The com
mittee will confer with the sales man
agers and factory representatives of the
cars which are to be exhibited at the
The visit of the committee. It is be
lieved, will Insure the pick of the New
Tork exhibits for the show here, mak
ing it by far the most comprehensive
ehow or the kind eveitrctd in this sec
tion. The committee consists of T.
Oliver Probev. chairman; Charles W.
Semmes, F. W. Robartes, Arthur For
aker. I. J. Henderson. J. H. Miller. J.
H. Barle, W. D. Arrlson, and GorJo.i
-R. Cowle. They will be accompanied
liy a number of other dealers who have
taken space In the local show.
The dealers will leave Thursday night
and take in both the pleasure car and
truck shows in Madison Square Garden
and Grand Central Palace, returning
to Washington on January 21.
The show committee announces that
the awarding of the silver loving cup
offered by a Washington newspaper to
the best exhbllt in the show, has been
placed In the hands of a committee con
sisting of T. Oliver Probey. chairman;
Charles W. Semmes, and F. W. Rob-artse-
This committee has decided to
make the award on the basis of a popu
lar vote. Insuring absolute fairness aa
well as making it an Interesting feature
to show visitors.
"One of the featurees of the recent
motor car exhibition in Paris was a
small model Cadillac just large enough
to carry two children, but none the less
a real motor car." said J. M. Stoddard,
-of the Cook & Stoddard Comparn.
'The little model is a reproduction of
the large Cadillac roadster, except that
its power plant consists of the Delco
"electrical cranking device, which Is a
,regular feature of the big car. With
the power of this cranking device the
'little machine will travel some fifteen
, miles on one battery charge at a speed
up to twelve miles an hour.
"The mlnature was made under the
direction of F. S. Bennett, the Cadillac
dealer in London and upon the return of
'the baby Cadillac to England. It was
purchased by Her Majesty, Queen Alex
andra. It will hereafter be conspicu
ous around Buckingham Palace, guided
'by the hands of the youthful members
of the Royal household."
With the development of the electric
.vehicle has gone hand In hand the de
velopment of vehicle batteries. The bat
tery -being-the motive power for an elec
tric car, is of such great importance
Trends of the Trade
As Shown At the
Motor Car Shows
Increase of "sixes."
Increase of limousines.
Fullness of equipment.
Electric lighting and starting.
Long stroke block cast motors.
Ltrft drive with center control.
Cigar running boards.
Cowl jjas tanks.
Impi oved lubrication systems.
Quietness of mechanism.
"Silent" chains for cam-shaft drives.
Magneto worm drlvea.
10 OPEN TONIGHT
Forty-two Makes of Cars
Will Be on Display
that it has been studied, experimented
with and perfected, and today it Is in
every way as dependable as any other
part of the car.
A recent improvement In the storage
batterj' field has been that of the
"Ironclad-Exlde" battery, which is a
refinement and a development of the
standard "Exlde" battery, which for
years has been used In the majority of
all electric vehicles. The "Ironclad
Exlde" batterj' has been In service in
many cities and in thousands of elec
tric vehicles since January. 1911. and the
results of its use have shown that it
gives increased mileage, two to three
times longer life, and considerably re
duces the cost of operation.
, The economy in the use of the "Ironclad-Exlde"
batterj' is due primarily to
the fact that the active material is so
confined in the positive plates that the
amount of sediment deposited' in the
bottom of the batterj' jars is reduced to
a minimum, which, therefore, practl
callj' overcomes the necessity for clean
ing. The "Ironclad-Exlde" batter', on ac
count of its unique features, is being
widely used, yet for manj- electric ve
hicle services. In both pleasure and
commercial cars, the "Exlde" battery
gives most satisfactory results. Modifi
cations of the "Exlde" batterj- have
been developed in what are known as
the "Hycap-Exlde" and "Thln-Exidu"
batteries, which are made with thinner
plates than the "Exlde" battery, adapt
ing them for conditions where a greater
mileage, per charge of battery Is desired
than could normally be obtainable from
The work done by the Electric Stor
age Battery Company of Philadelphia
In the development of Its four "Exlde"
batteriesa has been a leading factor in
the Increase In the use of electric cars.
This company Is the oldest and largest
battery manufacturer In the country,
having had twenty-four years of expe
rience In 'this work, and having devoted
all of its time to the design and manu
facture of storage batteries and auxili
The Commercial Automobile and Sup
ply Company reports the sale of a
Stuilebaker delivery wagon to L.
Under the auspices of the automobile
board of trade the thirteenth national
automobile show w'U open tonight in
Madison Square Garden and Grand Cen
tral Palace. Exhibits of pleasure cars
will be made in both buildings, and will
be shown until Januarj 38. Dur'ng the
week beginning January 20 exhibits of
trucks and commercial vehicles will be
made in both buildings.
Some interesting facts have been de
veloped in connection with the show,
tending to show that the thirteenth
show Is the largest In every w-ay of any
heretofore held. There will be 702 ex
hibits In the two buildings for the two
weeks. Including forty-two makes of
pleasure cars In Madison Square Garden
and forty-six makes of pleasure cars
In Grand Central Palace. Twenty-three
makes of motorcycles will be exhibited,
together with sixty-five makes of com
mercial trucks. The lowest priced car
to be shown Is 1395. while J7.S00 repre
sents the highest-priced vehicle on dis
play. It Is estimated that 50 per cent of
the pleasure cars will have electric
starting and lighting systems. In the
neighborhood of 400,000 people are ex
pected to attend the two weeks' exhibi
tion, and they will look on exhibits
valued at $3,000,000. In addition to num
erous other features there will be a
fine showing of famous racing cars
and' trophies won by them during the
past few years.
There will be two soclctj' nights. Jan
uary H and 16, at which time it Is ex
pected the attendance will surpass that
of the last horse show In Madison
The show committee consists of Col.
George Pope, chairman: Merle Downs,
secretary, and Alfred Reeves.
Practically everj' automobile dealer In
Washington will attend the show.
How to Take Care
Of Car's Radiator
The radiator Is one of the most deli
cate parts of the motor car's construc
tion, and yet It Is the most exposed to
flying sticks and stones that may be
thrown up by the rapid travel of the
car. The car owner may do well to fol
low the practice of many racing drivers,
who place a heavy wire mesh screen In
front of ihe radiator as a protection
against obstacles that may be struck
by the front of the car. It would seem
that sticks and stones would be thrown
toward the rear of the machine and
would therefore avoid the radiator by
a wide margin, hut experience has
proved that at high speed such loose
pieces are frequently forced forward
and are run into by the front of the
OF "SAFETY FIRST"
Trouble Begins When Motor
Car Operators Take
Chances at Wheel.
TIRE WILL LAST
Some Owners Get As Much
As 17,000 Miles Out
When the president of one of the big
ralhoad companies In his Xew Tear
greeting to the thousands of employes
of the corporation, reminded them of
the most important policy of the rail
road, which can be summed up In two
words safety first the world approved.
It Is to be hoped that these two words,
so easily said, but carrying such a deep
meaning, will impress strongly every
automobile drU'er in the country. "Safe
tj' first" embodies the fundamental
principle of the art of automobile driv
ing. It should Imply" to the motorist
the observance of the proper amount
1 well as to the consideration due to the
lives, limbs and property or otners.
Unless a man Is mentally unbalanced
and, therefore, not lit to drive a car,
he starts out with this principle firmly
fixed in his mind, but man Is prone
to grow carolesi or thoughtless, and
then trouble often ensues. There Is no
need of haste through heavy traffic
or on -slippery streets. It Is better to
drive at a slow rate and arrive at one's
destination than to hurry and risk never
Many excuse their habit of taking
chances by observing that "Life Is
short." That's true, but there is no
ue making it even shorter by running
risks that a careful man will not take.
and doing things that are likely to re-(
suit in an acciuuiiL iu iii, lb w.i.uhmio,
or others. A motorist owes a. duty of
caution both to himself and to others,
for. to a great extent. In his own hands
lies the safety of himself and others.
The "get there" spirit Is one to be ad
mired. It Is the American spirit that
has had so much to do In the progress
of civilization, but it may be overdone.
The Potomac Motor Car Company has
taken possession of Its new salesroom
at 122S Connecticut avenue and Is dis
playing a full line of Woods electric
and Harmon cars. The new addition to
the Conectlcut avenue motor cars sales
rooms Is one of the best appointed auto
mobile establishments in Washington,
and Arthur Foraker, who Is the head of
the company, is receiving many con
gratulations on the beauty of his hew
George D. Wilson, eastern sales man
ager of the Warren Motor Car Com
pany, is spending a few days In Wash
ington and it Is expected he will es
tablish a Warren agencj before his de
parture. B. A. Thurln. of the Goodrich and
Diamond tire depot, returned this week
from Canton, Ohio, his foiuier home,
where he spent the holidays.
"The service motorists obtain from
tires Is directly proportional to the de
gree of care and attention they give
to their tires," says G. M. Stadelman,
secretary of the Goodyear Tire and
"Some men write Into our factory that
they have obtained as high as 17,000
miles from a single casing. Upon In
vestigating it Is Invariably found that
the men who get the most out of their
tires are the ones who are most care
ful about keeping their tires Inflated
to the proper pressure.
"It is imposlsble to estimate what the
mileage of a tire should be simply be
cause you cannot, reduce human care
to a common denominator. Every man
drives a car with a different degree of
care. And road conditions play a large
part In determining tire life.
"However. If given the right degree of
care, tires under all conditions every
where would last much longer. If tire
GLAH4XTKKn FItKn STOCK.
All other alzei and over-sizes ud to and
Including 43x5 at proportionately low prices.
When ordering mention whether Cllnchot.
Q. D. Clincher, or Dunlop Is wanted. This
I a. rare opportunity to order your supply
All C. O. D. orders must be accompanied
by 10 per cent of the amount which will
be deducted from bill.
Ch In advance saves collection charce
by excreu companies.
AUTO TIRE TRADING CO.
7P Seventh .ve.. .ew Yorlc City.
FOR HIRE AUTOMOBILES
FOR GOOD AUTO SERVICE Call Main M3.
Private Appearing Touring Cart, tZ.it per
hour: 7-paencer Hmeuilne. 33.50.
FrVE-PASSENQEK AUTOS. 32 an neur;
cored-hand autoa for sole. Lincoln 2SO.
ETKAX AUTO SHOP, tot N. J. ave. K. W.
SECOND HAND MOTORCYCLES.
A FEW OUARATCTEED SLIGHTLY USED
MACHINES LEFT WHICH CAN BH
BOUOHT AT BARGAINS.
CASH OR PAYMENTS.
BERRYMAN A WILLIAMS.
Mala 413. 13 tb it. N. W.
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users could only go through the. factory
and see the skill,' the time, the labor,
and thought that Is put into their tires,
they would then appreciate that the
well-balanced pneumatic tire Is a won
derful .organism which Is worthyror
their careful attention. '
"When men shall have learned to ap
preciate the finer points of their mo
tors, and the-finer points of their tires.
it will mark a great aay ior tne uuio
mnhlle Inflnstrv. For then, men Will
put oil In their gears, and air in their
tires, and tne petty motor, car annoy
ances, which are for the most" part
avoidable, will be done away with.
There will be no dissatisfaction with the
Big Year Is Predicted
, For Gasolene Coupe
Well posted' men In the automobile
trade who follow the trend of the times
are of the opinion that this is to be a
big coupe year in the motor .world. The
fact that gasolene cars can now be
started from the seat without hand
cranking makes the gasolene coupe par
ticularly attractive to women drivers.
. Plans 2,000-Mile Tour
The National Capital Motorcycle Club
is looking far Into the future and is
now planning a 2.000-mile motorcycle
tour for Its members. The tour will be
held next autumn and will be through.
an Interesting section of the country.
WARREN 40, 1912 MODEL.
Flnt-closs condition! fully equipped, elec
tric lights; coit 31,700. selling price 31.00O.
WARREN 30, 1912 MODEL.
Fully equipped, nrst-cUn condition; a
bargain at 300; coat 11.400.
WARREN MOTOR SALES CO.,
KID 14TH ST. N. W.
FOR SALE Several 2nd-hand can; Fordo,
Cadillacs, and other well-known makes.
NEW JERSEY AVE. GARAGE.
425 N. J. ave. N. W. .
THE COOK A STODDARD CO..
H3-4S CONN. AVE. N. W. PHONE N. TKt.
CHALMERS 1311; perfect condition; five-passenger;
fully equipped; B0 for quick sale.
BOX JM. Time office.
Storage Far Gas and Electric" Autos.
, We roaJu a specialty of storage batteries.
We have also a. number of IGNITORS tn
1133 VERMONT COURT N. W.
C If. 8CHOOLEY. W. T. REDKA5.
Telephone North 374 and 375. 1
CHEAP Two (2) Ford touring cars, late
model, upholstering, machinery, paint and
tires, all In first-class condition. BOX 577.
Times office. 1
HEADQUARTERS, ROOM 208,
Popular in Capital
It Is estimated that there are nearly
CC0 automobile- trucks and delivery
wagons in us, in this city, while the
license registrations show 15,755 horse
vehicles. Since last July 16S gasolene
trucks and twenty-five electric trucks
have been sold. It is estimated that
330 motor trucks of all kinds were sold
In Washington during 191?. The exact
number of trucks sold In 1911 cannot be
ascertained, but It Is stated by the
license clerk that 60 per cent of all the
licenses Issued for motor trucks have
been Issued during the year Just closed.
Why Damaged Tires
Need Immediate Repair
A deep cut in an automobile tire,
which partly severs a piece of rubber
and allows it to flap, should receive Im
mediate attention for the particular
reason that the loose piece 1 apt to
tear off more rubber and so make the
damage worre than at first This Is
particularly true of soUd tires. Of
course, a bad cut should be taken care
of " Immediately In any case; the fore
going merely Is an extra 'reason for
To Clean Cylinders
. The use of kerosene for cleaning cut
carbon from thtf, cylinders of a motor
is a- good thing; but If carried to ex
cess more, or less trouble is apt to fal
low. Too much kerosene will cut out
all the lubrication and very considera
bly impair compression, and the oil left
in the cylinders "will mix with the gaso
line and may tend to make ignition dif
ficult and starting very hard. Further,
the burnlnr kerosene is likely to pro
duce deposits of carbon. leaving the en
gine almost as bad. perhaps, as it was
before the treatment was applied, a
tablespconful or two to each cylinder,
according; to the size of the motor,
should be plenty, and. it should, of
course, be- put In when the motor is
hot, just after a run.
Much Engine Noise
Due to Worn Piston
A cause of automobile engine noise
that sometimes Is not suspected. Is the
slipping;, of worn pistons, which, of
course. Is likely to occur only when
the engine bos been run" for a long
time and the cylinders and pistons are
considerably worn. The lateral throw
of the connecting rods rocks the pistons.
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Cadillac standardization means the absolute, inter
changeability of parts. .It means that when it is desired to
replace a part, the new one will fit, and fit correctly with
out alteration in the slightest degree. '"
The Cadillac Company is prepared to replace- any part
of "any car it ever built. No Cadillac user was ever obliged
to discard his car because be was unable to obtain some
needed part. No Cadillac user was ever compelled to un
dergo the annoyance and expense of having some needed
part' made to order because the maker' had gone out of busi
ness, had discontinued making parts for old modeIs,"or had
to depend upon spme outside parts maker to supply them.
Touring Cars, Roadsters, Torpedoes, and Limousines.
1138-40 Couectkit Atim. ' Fkte N. 7811
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"Progress" Is the New American Religion
The man who invented pneumatic tires conferred a great boon on human
ity in general and the motoring industry in particular. He showed us the possi
bilities of riding smoothly, but at great expense. The inventor of AIREASE, in
true American fashion, has brought out a product that is just as smooth and easy
riding as the pneumatic tire, with the added advantage that it is indestructible
This is certainly progress, because the tire problem is the most baffling
one in all the motoring industry.
Consider the following facts, and see why AIREASE means an end to ev
ery conceivable tire ailment:
1. Inner tubes filled with AIREASE won't rot or lose their resiliency, no
matter how hard you drive.
2. Inner tubes filled with AIREASE are interchangeable and can be trans
ferred from one shoe to another.
3. AIREASE is the one satisfactory tire filler because it is the only product
of its kind so compounded and so made that its resiliency and its life will not
leak or ooze away, will not harden or dry up, will not decompose with age or
rot the rubber tube.
4. AIREASE is the invention of a famous chemist who has investigated
for years in an attempt to discover a product that would be as resilient as com
pressed air and as durable as steel. I hat
he has found it is amply proved by the
thousands of tires in use. Today users
wonder how they ever got along without
AIREASE. . ,
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We guarantee Airease to be absolutely free
from all elements that can destroy inner tubes.
We offer any motorist who claims that Airease
has injured his tires a complete new set of inner
tubes. We can do this because we know that we
are offering a product entirely different from the
ordinary run of tire fillers.
This is certainly one step further'than the cus
tomary worthless guarantee against punctures
which accompanies the sale of the inferior tire
Give us a chance to make it good.
DEALERS, you have i beautiful opportunity
to bring joy to the heart of every one of your pa
trons, and record-breaking profits to your purse by
proclaiming the gospel of AIREASE!
Every wide-awake automobile accessory sales
man is aware of the possibilities which spring from
handling a product that positively has banished tire
troubles. Punctures, blow-outs, and rim-cuts are no
longer necessary evils. They are luxuries indulged
in only by the antiquated motorist who insists that pneu
matic tires furnish the only means of covering automobile
Under actual road testsjnner tubes filled with AIR
EASE have been used for three years without losing a par
ticle of their resiliency and durability. These same tubes
can be taken from one shoe and transferred to another
easily and quickly.
AIREASE is practically indestructible, and inner tubes
filled with it will last as long as any car, giving smooth, easy
riding and complete freedom from tire troubles.
DEALERS, HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO BUILD
UP AN ACCESSORY TRADE that will be profitable no
matter how many automobiles are being sold or how tight
money may be. -
Once a motorist is made familiar with the advantages
of AIREASE, he will be as unwilling to do without it as he
would be to dispense with the car that he drives.
Don't let the other fellow increase his business many
times simply because you haven't had the foresight to get
AIREASE territory while it was to be had.
Write us today for the greatest money-making propo
sition that was ever offered to an automobile dealer.
AIR&SE TIRE FILLER COMPANY
Cor. 14th and Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D. C.
Just the Thing for Electrics!
Economy and convenience are the argu
ments which induced you to huy an electric.
But your economy Is a fairy tale, and the
convenience of operating an electric is a
myth, if you are constanUy bothered with
The batteries alone I an electric are
heavy enough to impose a terrific strain on
tires without the rest or the car. Are you
letting pneumatic tires carry the burden, or
have you thought of solid tire equipment?
On the one hand, you have constant punc
tures, blow-outs, and rim-cuts, on the other
you have Incessant and permanent injury to
the working parts of your car, because of
the inability of solid treads to absorb jolts
Adopt the golden mean USE AIREASE!
Tubes filled with this wonderful tire filler
will outlive your car and supply the easiest
riding you ever experienced while they last.
The use of AIREASE is the only real tire
economy ever offered to motorists. AIREASE
is a marvel of composition and manu
facture. Its resiliency cannot escape
irom tne tube or leak out, and it will
not alter its character in many
years of service.
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