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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, SATURDAY, JANUABY 18, 1913.
Cars From New York Automobile Show Will Be Feature At Washington Exhibition
Cars and Chasses From New
York Will Be Sent to Capi
. . faff or Show.
By HARRY WARD.
With the automobile show but two
eeka off, members of the Washington
Automobile Dealers' Association, which
1b promoting- the exhibition, are busy as
bees prparing their exhibits for Installa
tion. Some of the choicest cars and
chasses shown at the New Yotk shows
will be brought to Washington, giving
motorists an opportunity to see the
latest creations in motor car construc
ts n.- Many members of the associa
tion attended the New York show, and
obtained a lot of useful Ideas for the
"All Indications point to the fact that
the 1913 show will be the largest and
best ever held In this city." said T.
Oliver Probey. chairman of the show
committee. "Practically all the space
In Convention Kail has been sold and,
when the doors are opened on the even
ing of February 3, visitors will find
ccn.y surprises awaiting them. The
committee has (.pared no expense In
arranging for elaborate decorations and
"A feature of the show will be the
concerts ,of the Marine Band, under
the leadership of Lieut. W. H. Santlc
maon. These concerts will be given
each afternoon and evening of the
show. Every exhibitor will give away
souvenirs, and there will be other at
tractions to interest visitors."
The show committee will hold a meet
ing jearly next week at which time final
flans for the show will be made.
One of the events of the week in au
tomobile trade circles was the placing
ot the Warren agency with W. P.
Barnhart & Co. George X. Wilson.
Eastern sales manager of the Warren
Hotor Car Company, of Detroit, con
summated the deal wherebythe Warren'-will
In the future bensndlcd.by
the Barnhart company. In addition to
the. Warren, Mr. Barnhart will also
handle the Standard electric, and his
company Is planning to begin an active
selling campaign on both makes. The
Warren has long enjoyed great popular
ity In Washington, and Mr. Barnhart
plans to make it even more popular
with the automobile buying public. The
ijn.ni nan. salesrooms, ai l?u t ouneenin
street, are among the most commodi-
ous lnthe city, and the service de
partment and garage are-fully equipped
to take care -ot tne needs ot U'arren
owners. "I am delighted to secure the
Warren agency," said Mr. Barnhart.
prior to his departure last night for the
New York automobile show.
A recent buyer of a "Warren "six" Is
Eddie Toy.. the comedian. The car was
delivered 'to him this week by the
Barnhart company, and Mr. Foy ha3
used it constantly durinir his stay In
Washington! The car Is painted canarvj
color, with brown Spanish, hand-buffed
leather. It is electrically lighted and
has an electric self-starter. The makers
declare it is the last thing in motor
car construction. Mr. Foy will use
the 'car in his travels about the coun
try. From figures which have recently been
published in some of the automobile pa
pers it has "been stated that there will
be- approximately GO0.000 automobiles
manufactured and sold during the year
1S13: -A few years ago only- a very
small percentage of the motor cars
manufactured were propelled by elec
tricity, but the public are more and
more appreciating the distinct advan
tages of the electric car. and next year
there, 'will be more "electrics" manu
factured and sold than In several pre
- vious years together.
The natural popularity associated
with a vehicle of great speed has no
doubt, been a great impetus in the use
of gas cars. For city and suburban
use however, for pleasure, and es
pecially for commercial purposes, the
eiecxnc nas oecome recognized as a
xoost . lilting, reliable and
"An objection which is sometimes
raised against electric cars is that of !
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tlon Is without foundation, when the
service for which electric cars arc de
signed and the mileage results tnat ni.
beng constantly obtained, are taken
Into consideration. The battery in an
electric car will give ample mileage for
any service for which "electrics" are
suitable. The speed of electric pleasure
cars does not place them In the class
of touring cars, and it Is very Infre
quent that the owner of an "electric"
would use his car for long touring pur-
An electric pleasure car will run from
fifty to 109 miles and over on one charge
of the "battery and .an electric com
mercial car from twenty-five to sixty
miles; Jn both cases the mileage ile
pending upon road conditions and load.
It was only recently that an electric
pleasure car in Wasnlngton made 10i
miles on one charge of an "Exlde" bat
ter' after the batterj- had been uscl
for sixteen months. The figures quottd
show that electric cars are capable of
covering any reasonable distances that
may be required.
Electric vehicle battery manufacturers
are constantly developing new tjpes
of batteries. The mest tuccessful ef
fort along this line, and one which
nfter two years of service in thousand
of cars ha shown most excellent re
sults, is the j-Ircnclad-Exide" batterj.
manufactured by the Electric Storage
Battery Company, of Philadelphia. Tnls
batterj gives from two to three times
the life, and seldom. If ever, requiri-s
cleaning. The service of the "Ironclad
Exide" baitcrj has been watched with
interest bj the various -manufacturers
of electric cars, and the satisfactory
results obtained have led twenty-four
of the prominent concerns to advocate i
Its use. This battery has been one of'
the most important feature? in bring
ing about a wider use or "c-iccincs.
Possibly the newest thing In motor i
car service anu tami.ui l uuiucs num
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Akron, and is made public for the first
time in the announcement mat me Dia
mond Rubber Companj has Just put
on'the market an "extra air-room" tire
which is said to give a greatly Increased
mileage, and permit of carrj'liB u
greater weight in the car without fear
These tires are said to be built in all
sizes and do not differ from the ordi
nary tire except that thej' are built
with a greater air capacity.
They are constructed on the very re
liable theory that the entire weight of
the car ls carried on the air in the tire.
The greater air room Is said to de
crease the Internal friction and give
greater mileage, more comfort in rid
ln&r. and a greater earning capacity of
The Diamond Companj- contends that
this new extra air-room tire is cap
abrepf greater mileage due to the fact
that-'the extra air room reduces the in
ternal friction when the tire is hi
service. It Js the friction generated in
the tire, that causes internal disintegra
tion resulting jn blow-outs and the tire
going to pieces.
SEE END OP
Pleasure Car Section of Best
Show Ever Held Will Come
to Close Tonight.
NEW YORK. Jan. 18. Many automo
bile owners and dealers of Washing
ton will be ptesent tonight at the end
of the first half of the best automobile
show ever held In this country. Ar
rivals In New York today to see the
end of the pleasure car shows at Mad
ison Square Garden and Grand Central
Palce include Arthur Forakcr. of thijIt ls a matter of unity, of symmetry.
Potomac Motor Car Company; Jonn
Hartman and Ed Long, Commercial Au
tomobile and Supplj- Company; W. P.
Barnhart. of W. P. Barnhart & Co.;
F- W. Robartes, manager of the Loco
mobile Company of America; K. C.
Smith, president of the Overland-Washington
Motor Company, and Clarence
Barnard, of the Barnard Motor Car
"Show week ls over tonight, and be--ond
question we have had the best
automobile show ever held," said Hugh
Chalmers. "We have had a greater at
tendance than last j'ear even, when all
attendance records were broken, and I
believe the present show has had the
best buying crowds of any year.
"The most wonderful thing about
these annual shows, to my mind, is
the steady drawing power. Tlie
strength of the motor car's hold on
Americans cannot better be illustrated
than by the thousands of persons who
each j'ear spend money simply for an
opportunity to spend yet more monej
Not Built Upon Fad.
"The motor car show is the answer
to all those who see a decline in the
automobile industry. The buying pub
lic certainly does not support any In
dustry year after j'ear whethsr It be
motor cars, theaters, books, or any
thing else unless It finds something in
that enterprise something which is
needed. I say needed advisedlj for the
motor car is needed. Think what New
York would be without motor cars. One
of the marvels of the city is the rapid
expansion northward, made possible
largely through the automobile, if
New York were totally deprived of
motor transportation the cltj- would be
Instantly thrown backward flftj' years.
"All this wonderful industry has
grown up within the memory of the
present generation. It is less than two
decades ago that automobiles were
unknown. Today the manufacture of
motor vehicles has become the third
largest industry in the United States.
Can such a thing ba, built upon a fad?
I think not.
.A Young Man's Industry.
"This means a lot. for during 1913 the
.world will buy more than $300,000,000
worth of American made goods. It
means that more than a quarter of a
million skilled workmen are directly
emploj'ed making cars, while allied In
dustries, employing nearly two hundred
thousand men, are made possible. In
a word. It Is true beyond a doubt that
the motor car has revolutionized our
"Because the automobile Industry ls
j'oung t has been decried by tome who
were not familiar with Its magnitude
and its permanence. Because a thing ls
new it does not follow that It ls not
good. The automoble is new, and it
has made a new country, a new spirit
and untold opportunities. Building mo
tor cars ls a J'oung lndustrj'. and it Is
a j'oung man's lndustrj". It has opened
new fields to the young men of our
country and they have proved worthj'.
for they have bullded soundly and well
against great odds."
The Commercial Automobile and Sup
ply Company reports the sale of a Stu-
debaker electric victoria to C. A. Munn.
Michigan Model R "40"
$1,740 Delivered, Washington, D. C.
4 Forward !ircili.
No more reliable tartT ha htn made
then that with nhlch the MlRht Michigan
la equipped. Xone other Is st simple None
other fo caiy to operate None other mj
Ilsht in weight. An accurate record has
been Kept of fifty thousand tonsrcutlie
starts on the electric starter v e use. and In
NOT ONE CASC Lav the starter failed
VariocM cars uere used for this iMiiarK
able test some of the largest -fome wilh
heaj motom that require all a mans
gtrcngth to turn ot r.
lnan to crank.
and impossible for a
The starter do-s the work, simply at lh
touch of the letcr vitli the toe In eery
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U us trie earic-ffi starter or au 10 use
It Is not neccssirj It hold out the clutch
while starting. Women who drive cars will
appreciate this advantage. You do not hae
to cxrry fues cr circuit breakers. You do
not need a meter You cannot burn up the
generator. This starter Is proof asalntt any
and every form of hard treatment
The Michigan's starter Is different from
others In that It neier keeps a car out of
service for starter repairs
Other electric devices In common use are
seared with the fly wheel. When a fly wheel
starter sets out of order, the car of neces
sity remains out of use until the starter Is
This may mean the lofs of the use of the
car for dajs. sometimes weeks You can
imairlne the Inconvenience It this kind of
starter should so out of business on a coun
try n.ad far from any place in any case
the repairs may take hours.
Michigan Motor Co., Inc.
1230 Wis. Ave. (Probey Carriage Co.) Tel. W. 213
will exhibit at the AVnoblnston Autoraliolle Show. Feb. 3 to K, 1913.
MEANS MUCH TO FOLK
10 USE MACHINES
Strength in Cars Means Safety
For Those Who Use Them,
Appearance In a motor car Is prob
ably one of the most neglected of all the
reasons for buj'lng any particular make
of automobile. Yet It Is, In the opinion
of many well Informed persons, a very
Important factor in motor car efficiency;
Appearance good looks In a car is a
lot more than mere paint and varnish,
and the co-ordination of each part with
every other part. Appearance means
"In nine cases out of ten a car which
Is angular and ungraceful In appear
ance, which has a box-like body, ls notJ
comfortable to ride In," said a pioneer
motor car maker. "We all know that
certain chairs look comfortable. They
seem to be properly designed. Entering
a strange room for the first time almost
any one of us selects the particular
chair In which he will sit simply from
appearance, for the appearance means
to us certain qualities of ease and com
"I do not see why the same rules
should not apply to motor cars. In fact,
it has been my experience that this rule
does apply to motor cars. Therefore ap
pcarance ls a big factor In comfort. "
"Appearance Is also a big factor In
actual efficiency. A car which ls de
signed with the body low hung between
the axles, which has a long wheel base
and therefore that raKlsn appearance
which has been so much sought In
motor car design, almost Invariably
rides well on the road. It does not Jolt
severelj- over every little bump. It does
not vibrate and ls therefore easier on
both the mechanism and the passengers.
"The fender with the long graceful
sweep and in appearance fitting close
to the bodj usually gives better protec
tion from mud or watqr.
"The wheel which looks big and sturdy
is most likely to have the strength
wnlcft means saieiy ana power.
"The brake which appears large,
which gives one an impression of sturdi-
ness. usually has ample braking surface.
The appearance of the brake ls a prom
ise efficiency, considering the car as
a whole, the symmetry of the entire de
sign is very likely to stand for right de
Million Mark Passed
By Users of Motors
The year 1912 witnessed the passing
of the million mark in the number of
licensed automobiles in the United
State:. This is. anestimate, but an
ultra-conservative one, In view of of
ficial figures compiled for the first nine
months, which showed 390.73S motor
cars In service in this country. Of
this imposing total, 2CG.670 are 1913
models. Thus it appears that the av
erage monthly sales reached more than
To Expire Next May
Tcddv Tetzlaff's suspension for driv
ing exhibition races at an unsanctioned
race meeting at San Fernando. Cal.,
on November 28 last, has been definitely
fixed to expire May 28. 1913.
This action was taken at a meeting
or the contest board or the American
Automobile Association, held this week.
The suspension of one of the great
'drivers of the country has been lifted
In time for him to participate in the
f0-mIle race at Indianapolis. Memorial
If the Michigan's starter should ever Ket
out of order simply remove the'sllent rhaln
which connects the motor generator with the
rlutch khaft The starter. Is thus entirely
disconnected You can crank jour car and
keep light on using It until the stattcr Is
repaired This does not interfere with the
ue of the. system for lighting.
'Kills Is- the only electric starter we kno.v
f that ilrlK-H through the rlutch shalt.
It will crank the engine continuous!) for
two hours If vou still held the switch on.
the battery might run down. No harm
would be done With the batleo' renewal
jour starter ls m efficient and .dependable
Your car mill run a long distance 'on the
starter alone. If vour engine should ever
still In crossing the itreet car tracks, or
railroad tracks. ou can run It on the
starter until the engine picks up
The Michigan's self-starter, on the scaler,
shows Iro.-n XloK pounds lighter than any
It Is simplicity Itself. All there Is to It l
a small generator, a rry compact auto,
malic gear box. a storage battery, a wtll
designed lock switch, and a neat starting
switch on the dash
The operator moves the lever on the start
ing switch and Immediately the motor gen
erator starts the engine. The engine then In
turn operates the motor generator, which
acts ss a dynamo for lighting, charging the
There are practically only two units to the
system the motor' generator with Its gear
Ikmc. and a powerful battery. The units are
Inter-connected by only four wires. Aside
from the two small switches apd the lamps
there are no further accessories of any
kind. It forma both the electric starting and
lighting irvstem complete
The Michigan Ix equipped with this starter.
They Are Aiding Weaker Sex to
Run Machines Where For
merly There Were Few.
The great spread of the vogue of self
starting devices must receive the lion's
share of the credit for the Increase in
the number of women who know how
to drive cars. " While a year or so ago
most women who drove used dainty
little electrics, it has now come to the
point where many women are givng
up the electric for the gasolene car,
with Its greater mileage radius and
In the case of families that occupy
country homes for all or -part of the
year, the tendency to purchase gaso
lene cars for use by wives and daugh
ters is noticeable.
Perhaps one of the most convincing
nroofs of the fact that the self-start
ing device has passed beyond the in
novation stage ana is now an ac-cepieu
part of a standard car's equipment is
.. nV..anna nf the. TTinnV WorkiniT
mnrleis nf self-starters that attractei
Luc uwaiiw Li- ..w
so much attention at the automobile
nhnwfl Inst venr.
There is not an entire absence of
.these working models, at the auto
mobile shows In New York this week,
but practically all of them are dis
played In spaces where accessories are
being shown and not by car manufac
J. J. Eagen, parts auditor of the Willys-Overland
Company, ls In Washing
ton visiting the Overland-Washington
David S. Hendrlck. agent for the
Franklin, has been advised that the
capital stock of the H. H. Franklin
Manufacturing Company has been
raised from $300,000 to Jl.MO.OOO.
Crank Chamber Noises
Diagnosed by Expert
Noises In the crank chamber may be
due to two or three causes. In the
first place, one of the drain plugs from
the crank chamber may have fallen out,
or one of the drain taps Jarred open.
Similarly the lubricating pipe to the
crank chamber may have broken or be
come disconnected, this being particu
larly noticeable In a single or twin
In engines of this type ball valves are
sometimes used, and have been known
to emit a blowing noise when the lid
of one of these bal valves has allowed
the ball to get adrift.
Lecture on Emotions.
"The Emotion? in Relation to
Health and Disease"' is the subject
of a lecturo to be delivered bj- Dr.
Charles F. Wlnblgler at 8 o'clock
next Mondaj' evening at the Wom
an's Christian Temperance Union
hulldln. 512 Sixth street northwest.
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I The Newest Excitement !n the Six-Cylinder Class I
, The Warren Is the Hand-Hade Car of medium Price
TO ray a motor car Is hand-made means much or little according to the car. H
Little, perhaps. If the machine Is a J3.000 model much, if It Is a. car of H
milium price. H
Warren cars arc hand-made. From tlie time the bare frame enters the H
H factory until the finished car leaves, the machine Is constantly under the crlt- H
ical Inspection of a corps nf engineers nml expert mechanics. U
It costs more to make enrs this wi-btit the bujer gets the benefit.
B WARREN MOTOR CAR CO., Detroit, Mich.
Automobiles Are Being Sent to
Every Section Where Pleas
ure Lovers Are Found.
"There ls no limit, except those of
civilization, for the automobile mar
ket," said George W. Bennett, vice
president of the Overland company,
and one of the pioneers of the auto
mobile Industry. "This has been pret
ty well demonstrated during the last
few years7by the best ,salcs organi
zations, in the world those connect
ed with.' the motor car Industry.
North,. South. East, West wherever
pleasure loving- people are found
automobiles can be sold and are be
lntr.sold every day. It is the natural
evolution of business.
Who Buys Automobiles?
'The question of who buj's auto
mobiles is an old one, and has been
carefully considered since the incep
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of the Industry. The loirical
nswer has at last been arrived at.
It .is that wherevr there are people
who can afford to study their pleas
ures or who can see the value of an
investment there will be found the
motor car market.
"The day when only the very
wealthy bouRht automobiles has
passed, never to return. The motor
car ls no longer an expensive toy, a
luxurj'. It has taken its place among
the world's necessities, it has ,be
come a sound, sensible, profit-returning-
"Comparatively few people are aware
of the fact that the market for the 'au
tomobile is right In the family home;
thaT more automobiles are purchase
over the family dinner table than in
any other one place. The business
shrewdness of the man of todaj-, with
excellent dollar-for-dollar value offer
ed In the modern automobile, ha3
brought about this state of affairs.
A few years ago only millionaires
owned motor cars. Today every man
of moderate means, to whom time,
pleasure, and health mean something.
Is either an owner or a prospective
purchaser; no matter where he Hvps.
The automobile ls an Investment he
simply cannot overlook.
Time Aid To Business.
""Take tire average business man of
the United States. Time Is monej to
him. In the rush of his dally existence
he cannot afford to walk or depend on
the old-ptyle methods of transporta
tion in transacting his business; some
one else would get In ahead of him.
The automobile Is to him a necessity
as much as ls a good suit of clothes.
His business demands it,
"AndrfronT the point or health, both
of himself and his family, the motor
car ls indispensable. In his hurried
career, with a comparatively small
part of the day to be with his family,
the automobile affords the greatest re
turn In glowing cheeks, powerful lungs
and robust. Joyous health developed bj'
breathing pure air."
Hints For Motorcyclists
Who Ride In Winter
Use a lower gear ratio Ib winter,
It enables one to ride more slow
Ir, and saics many a skid.
If the motorcycle has a lot of
nickel-plating, clean the plating
and smear It with vaseline or
give it a coat of shellac to keep
it from rusting.
Use rubber hoods on the spark
plugs, or coyer them irith tbsc
line. Keep warm. Always put oh more
clothes than yon think yoa -will
need as It is easy to aabattoa
a coat and It is miserable to be
Gloves that have a pocket for all
four fingers are the warmest
and some form of gaHBtlet
should be ased to keep the wind
from passing ap the sleeves.
Use a thlH, non-freezing oil aad
-. good gasolene.
New Sales Mark Set
By Packard Company
The largest day's business for the
mid-winter season .in the history or
the Packard Motor Car Company was
recorded on the last day of 1912, when
sales orders were received aggregat
ing a quarter of a million dollars.
For two months, total sales were
greater In volume than ever before
In November and December. The
scores In sales contests reveal the
fact that dealers In the fifteen larg
est cities averaged a 52 per cent In
crease in business over any previous
records for the same period.
Sales of Packard trucks in Decem
ber totaled 213 vehicles, amounting
In value to JEOO.000. This ls an In
crease of 24 per cent over the best
previous total for a month's busi
ness and is said to be a world's rec
ord for actual sales to users or motor
Inside Cuts Often
Spoil Motor Tires
When a tire suddenly collapses, the re
moval of the shoe may show on- the
inside of the casing a cut which has
gone well intfl the fabric without ap
pearing on the surface of the tire.
This may have been caused by an Im
properly protected lug one from which
the leather covering has come off hav
ing made the cut when the tire was run
Cover such an Incision with a piece
of leather and no further trouble will
be experienced for a time, but unless
a replacement ls made at the earliest
opportunity the tube will again be
pinched as the leather will have a
tendency to "travel". away from the
Experts of wheat, flour, and other
breadstuffs In December, 1312. were
nearly double similar exportations in
1911. The total exportations of bread
stuffs last December aggregate 120,075,-
USE OF MOTOR CARS
BY THEIR PLAYERS
Baseball Men WiH Probably Es
tablish Rules Governing
Those- Under Contract.
Is automoblling a good thing for base
ball? Several of the big league managers
have had to answer this question dur
ing the last year, and many of them
have weighed the matter seriously.
Ball players often use the pleasure
car to their own disadvantage and sev
eral of the major league leaders are
considering the proposition of estab
lishing rules which wllf regulate the
use of the automobile this coming sea
son. Joe Tinker, the new manager of the
Cincinnati club, who drives a machine
and knows the temptation to break
training- rules when a player possesses
a machine, says that he will first ask
his men not to abuse the privilege 'giv
en them, but if joy riding is Indulged
In too freely then he will have to lay
down the law.
Frank Chance who always goes to
and from the park In his runabout,
says that the automobile Is a fine thing
for the ball player when used properly,
but that 'there is a tendency on the
part of ball players who possess cars
to stay out late at night.
All baseball managers agree that it
ls a good thing for players to get their
minds away from the game, and that
automoblling Is one , of the very best
means of doln? this; But there is a
Elects Its Officers
The annual meeting of the National
Capital Motorcycle Club, held this week
for the election of officers, resulted In
the choice of the following: President.
E. Mitchell Dodson; vice president, Paul
A. Draper: corresponding, secretary.
Thomas C. Wansleben: recording sec
retary, Fred M. Mills: treasurer. Harry
B. Cohen; captain, .W. F. Throop; first
lieutenant. Frank Hazleton: directors,
P. P. Mouldon. George TV. Parezo, E
M. Dodson, Paul A. Draper, T. C
Wansleben, F. M. Mills, W. F. Throop
and H. 3. Cohen. The club will hold
Its annual banquet on January 22. E1-.
more Lee has been elected to member
ship in the organization.
This Directory, pabliskeel ererr "We4asitaT, Satwday, as.4
Sunday la The Washlagtea TlaMs, lists the nest represeata
Uto ABto Yehlcles aad Accessories, sM ia Washlalrtea, to
gether irith. thevleadlas; garages, repair shops, aad ether eem
cerns catering to the seeds of aatoatehillsts.
Its alphabetical arraageBeat facilitates easy reference.
GASOLINE PLEASURE CARS.
Emerson & Orme.
U01 H St. N. W.
ADuOtt- David S. Hendrlck.
Detroit M" H st-N- w-
Cook & Stoddard Co.
1138 Conn Ave.
Zell Motor Car.
H03 H St. N. W.
K. Cowle Co.,
1315 H St.
ELECTRIC PLEASURE CARS.
Cook & Stoddard Co.
1138 Conn. Ave.
13M-08 N. H.
Dan A. Abbott,
1339 9th St. N. W. Thone N. 1819
Rate, 50c per houn
The Automobile Tire
N. K. Cor.
17th & O.
o j - 1215 N. Y.Ave. N.W.
OC J-arap v.t Phono M.
TIRE MANUFACTURERS' BRANCHES AND AGENTS.
TAXICABS AND HIRING.
Holladay Automobile Co.
Limousines .fe Touring Cars
1319 I. St. North 1470
Ralph W.Lee, iPpaH
:. Bk. Bldg.. 14th & G N. W;l iVLUU.
LOOK FORWARD TO
Conditions Throuffrtut the
Country More Favorable
Sensational as has been- the develop
ment ot the automobile industry, it Is
now on the threshold of the most re
markable .year In. Its History. Cessid
erlag the situation from every asgle.
the year 1913 should prove one of tre
mendous , achievements for the meter
car builders of the world. Especially
are those of the United States la po
sition to attain a degree of success
never before known In the commercial
world. . r
"With the close of 1912 hre find Easi
ness conditions more favorable than
they have been for years," said John
N. Willys, one' of the largest manu
facturers of motor- cars in the world.
"Crops have been unusually heavy,
money Is being freely circulated and
there are no clouds oa the horlson of
our national prosperity.
"Business generally, from all Indica
tions, should be the best It has ever t
been in the- United -States, In every
line there Is nothing evident to' war
rant anything but tbe most optlmJstle M
outlook. This is remarkably true of the
"Recently twelve automobile distribut
ing firms in widely' separated parts ot
the United' States were asked, by tele
graph, for a forecast, of hasfaess .condi
tions In their localities Banker In
each of the twelve cKIes were also
asked to express their opinion oa' the"
outlook. With but two exceptions y-'
trlbuters and bankers returned hlehly
Motor Car Owners Are
Buyers of New Vehicles
"About half the buyers, of automobiles
during the coming season will be per
sons who nave already owned cars.
said one of the leading automobile
makers of the country. He backed 09
the statement with some figures thdt
show the soundness ot the statement.
"Such buyers," he continued, "are
not to be innuenced in purchasing a
car by the feature of low Initial esse
or the development of some one or
two, features of "body design or equip
ment; They know just what, they want
in a car and one of the first things
they do ls to lift the hood -and take a
look at the motor."
Miller Bros. Auto Supply
1KB 14th St.
David S. Hendrlck.
1317 H St.
IT v as
Auto & Sup
Pry Co.. 1313
I. Y. Ave.
63 Pa. Ave..
Emerson and Orme
1107 H st.
1319 L St N. W. Tel. North 1470.
National Electric Supply Co.,
1328-J330 N. Y Ave.
People's Auto Hiring Co.,
S27 14th St N.- W. Phono la. 7319.
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