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THE WASHINGTON TDfES. SATURDAY, -MARCH 1, 1JM3
WW Be Million in the United
States Within a Period
of Five Years.
By HARRY WARD.
Speakins before the National Capital
Motorcycle Club last night J. Leo Sauer,
of the Federation of American Slotor-
ycllsts, predicted there would be a
lnillllon motorcycles In the United
States in less than five jears. To sup
port his prediction he referred to the
racV'tiat the production of I9li. .which
"vas about WOO machines, would be
more than doubled In 1913. Not less than
32.000 hlgh-?radc two-wheelers will be
marketed this year, bringing the total
in use bv next fall up to approximately
roo.000. 'At that rate of increase, Mr.
Hauer declared, the attainment of a
fceven-figure total was only a matter of
h few years.
"Given hard roads, comparatively
dustiess. and ordinary conservatism on
the part of riders, motorcycling Is truly
n royal sport," said llr. Sauer. "It ap
peals to the tourist, the health-seeker
and the business man. The field of
motorcycling is practically unlimited.
Jt is the aim of the F. A. M. to en
courage the use of motorcycles, to fight
the interests that are trying to prohibit
racing and to allay the prejudices of
the general public against motor
cyclists." Mr. Sauer is making a coast-to-coast
trip In the interest of the Federation
of American Motorcyclists. His tour
started in. Baltimore Thursday and dur
ing the' next two months he will visit
all the leading cities of the country.
OF COLUMBUS MEET
Alexandria Convention of Fourth Degree Members Will Elect
Officers for Coming Year City Hall and Mar-,
kets Close on Inaugural Day,
WASHINGTON TIMES BUREAU,
ALEXANDRIA. VA.. MARCH 1.
Thirty-five delegates are expected to
arrive in Alexandria this afternoon and
tomorrow morning to attend the con
vention of members of the fourth degree
of the Knights of Columbus from Vir
ginia and "West Tlrglnla, An elaborato
plan of entertainment has been pro
vided by Fitzgerald Council, of this city,
who will have charge of the local ar
rangements. The convention will be called to or
der tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock
in St. Mary's Hall. Tho meeting will
J be presided over by Clarence E. Mar
tin, master of the Virginias and na
tional director of the order. The con
vention will be In session all the after
noon, during which time the annual
election of officers will take place.
At 6 o'clock supper will be served by
the local commltto eto the delegates at
Lee Camp Hall. In the evening the
delegates and members of the local
lodge will attend services at ST; Mary's
Catholic Church, where an appropriate
sermon will be delivered.
cause of the inauguration of President
No Practical Creation Has Yet
Been Developed to Supplant
Rubber and Air.
W. T. Hodges, superintendent of
schools of Alexandria county, and WI1-
tain n. onccni:j. dhiiih.ii.'"i - ,, -
schools of Alexandria city, have re-1 the pneumatic tire.
turned from Philadelphia wnere tney
attended the meeting of the National
Association of School Superintendents.
Get Raid for Trying to Break
Something, and Youngsters
.Enjoy f heir:"Stunt' " ?
For lives of wild adventure, there are
,few-men who -compare with -a certain
modern 'type of- "factory hands." It
sounds queer, but it's true. There
probably is no circus performer or cow
"boy -or soldieeitather-irorldJ.vwl) tn-joys-
as maiiy-adve'ntures-sperxyear as
these same "factory hands," thetesters
Qf-a modern automobile factofjjl
-fevcry day theyjtear madljr pyerthe
country at higb speed. ? They are out
tc break something. That. Is .what they
get paid for, and that there is anything
left of either car jar driver comes as a
surprise to the observer.
, When a big, powerful machine has
been designed by the factory engineers
and the various parts have been made
and assembled, the chassis. Just the
bare running gear,of -the. car. the motor,
wheels. andi:frame, ' Is 'ttlrned? over to'
the testing department, a, wooden; box
possibly is placed upon it; more often
Just a rough, wooden seat, and the boy
in charge Is sent away on his crazy ex
liedltlon. JIlss orders"are ""bust lhat If
you can. Don't bring it bade undam
ased if you can find a bump or a ditch
fiions me roaa mat win DreaK it. You
Ko tnrougn tne cuirn. Never mind what
Happens to the car. II It smashes up.
ome nacK ana get anotner macmnc
Around Indianapolis the roajds.areiull
. these maniac drivers, -i ?rhcro Is a
bedway maintained 'by thevarious
tones for testing purposes: its real
lis over tne rough roads
bst of -the factories do as the Cols
lory does. There the testers are all
mgsters. Tney look upon their daily
hnts" with a small boy's lov In surn
f enterprise. Just a little while ago
laciory was aroused ny a una clat
in the Cole test yard. Men rushinl
he windows and observed a proces-
oi smppea cars plunging up one
iol a huge coal pile and down Ihe
acn wita its driver shouting like
man. Of course the engine room
Kent stopped it, out not before
; had had a frolic out of it.
rail this !s done lust to find wpak
In the cars. That's one of th
ans the modern motorist seldom has
fhachlne break down with him.
North Carolinians to
Honor Governor Craig
"Gov. Locke Craig and Mr and Sirs.
Josephus Daniels 'will be tendered a re
ception at the Confederate Memorial
Hall, VSZ Vermont avenue northwest,
by the North Carolina Society this even
ing. The reception will be one of the
eocial forerunners of the Inaugural sea
ron. A number of visitors from the
Tarheel State will be present. Senators
Simmons and Overman and members of
'the House will be In the receiving- line
Scores of Southerners, regardless of
State lines., are planning to attend.
Sends T. R.'s Picture
For Taft ta Autograph
Pleading that he never had an au
tographed picture of President Taft. a
prominent Washington citizen yesterdu
Fnt a. large, photograph to the White
House with a request that the Presi
dent write his name on it. before it i
was returned. When tli photograph J
reached the President, It Droved to be I
a large likeness of Col Theodore Roose-
volt, obviously mailed by mistake. I
Tho photograph was returned but I
Prebldent Taft's name on the picture '
was conspicuous for its absence.
The March term of the circuit court
will be opened Monday by Judge Louis
C. Barley for Judge J. B. T. Thornton.
An adjournment will take place Immedi
ately until the following Thursday,
when Judge Thornton will be present.
The Bev. J. Morton, rector of Christ
Church, left today for Richmond, where
he will occupy tho pulpit of St. James'
Church tomorrow morning. The Rev.
Berryman Green of the Theological
Seminary, will take Mr. Morton's place
In Christ Church at the morning service.
Mayor Thomas A. Fisher has given
orders for the closing of the city hall
and market building next Tuesday be-
During -the month of February Clerk
of Courts JCevell S. Greenawy Issued
forty-seven marriage licenses, thirty
nine to white persons and eight to col
ored. Thirty deeds were entered during
The funeral of Miss Louis W. House,
who died Thursday night, will be
held this afternoon at 5 o'clock from
the residence of her sister, Mrs.
George V. Peyton. 126 North Colum
bus street. The services will be con
ducted by Rev. Edgar Carpenter and
interment will be made in St. Paul's
When tho Supreme Court of Ap
peals meets in Richmond next Tues
day, among the first cases to be con
sidered will be that of Urban S.
Lambert vs. Robert S. Barrett, an ap
peal from tho corporation court of
Alexandria growing- out of a deci
sion by that court that Barret was
entitled to the seat ia city council at
present held by Lambert.
A large audience was present at
the Young People's building- last
night to hear the lecture given by
Madame Mountford on "Shepherd Life
in Palestine." The proceeds of the
lecture were for the benefit of the
Alexandria Free Kindergarten.
GIVES SIMPLE PLAN
FOR MING FLOAT
Expert Repair Man Tells How
to Fit the Gasolene Tank
With an Indicator.
Two divorces -were granted in the
corporation court yesterday. Blanche
E. Morrow from John. J. Morrow, ab
solute divorce; Emma Riley Nails
from Jackson X. Nails, limited divorce.
LIGHT CABS JUST AS
CLASSY AS HEAVY
Even New York Persons Are
c Finding the Small Vehicles
Handy to Elude Traffic.
"Even in'New York, where, according
to popular belief, life comes near being
a money-spending marathon, automo
bile buyers are learning that size and
clafes'are not interchangeable Items,"
remarked a Washington automobile
'''Light cars of popular price-and mod
erate appetltccao-bftjust as. graceful In
outline, just as carefully built, and Just
as comfortable as the infinitely larger
and heavier annlhllators of space, gaso
lene, and tires.
"In cases where smartness of han
dling and limited turning space are at
a premium, the light car enjoys a great
advantage, in me nanu oi ani"
pilot It darts In and out of traffic as a
torpedo boat maneuvers through a fleet
"More highly standardized than its
corpulent brother and with fewer nec
essary adjustments, the light car Is less
prone to become crippled and easier to
repair when accident happens. Women
find It easier to drive light cars. A
woman at the wheel of a road locomo
tive Is an unusual sight; driving a light
car, the woman pilot Is so often met as
to arouse no especial comment.
"Suiting the car to the buyers per
sonal need is an art which permits a
high degree of discrimination."
Broken Spring Leaf
Is Easily Repaired
Of all automobile spring breakages it
is probable that fully nine out of ten
Involve only the top spring leaf with
the fracture occurlng very close to the
clip. On this account provision for
emergency repair Is considerably less
complicated than It might be were the
manner of Injury more various.
If there are kept In the tool box a
small emergency clip and a strip of ste'l
a piece of an old broken spring will
do ery well for this It becomes neces-sai-v
onlj to loosen and tighten a few
nuts to clamn everything together by
putting the piece of. steel over the break
In th top leaf, setting the emergency
cla i on the outside of the break.
Hj doing, this the car can be continued
in daily hard service until the broken
spring can be replaced.
Jails a "Detective."
NEW YORK. March 1. Posing as a
detective to "reform a wayward girl,"
Irwin Sclirag, nineteen, tias remanded
to jail by Magistrate Krotel, who called
him ' an astonishing young ass."
40.000 CARS A YEAH
Overland Output, Placed End to
End, Would Cover About
An annual production of 40.000 motor
cars, when mentioned in figures, does
not mean a great deal to those not of
an analytical mind. But when reduced
fo the number of miles these cars will
cover, the number of freight cars which
would be necessary to transport them
in a single train, were this possible, or
the number of dollars of investment
such a production represents, a better
Idea of the magnitude of the Industry
can be gained by everyone.
Figures recently compiled by the
Willys-Overland Company, whose an
nual output Is -10.000 cars, are interest
ing. Should all the Overland cars pro
duced at the Overland plant for tho
season, each averaging 118 Inches over
all, be placed end to end, as closely
as they could stand, the line would
cover more than ninety-three miles of
roadway, or more than the distance
from Toledo to Detroit. -
Should the cars be distributed over a
straight and level road, each In sight
of the one following, or one mile apart,
the line would reach forty thousand
miles, or one and three-fifths times
around the world. . A train of fiO-foot
automobile frelsht oars sufficient to
haul the entire output wtuld reach
more than IX miles or further than
from Toledo to Cleveland.
The total value of the 1913 output of
the Toledo factory Is more than
SW.000.000. or so great that there are few
mlllonalres in America today who
could purchase all the cars and pay
Injurious to Motor.
Manv amateur motorists delight In
alnayb taking a hill on the high speed,
not realizing that this often strains a
motor and requires the car to go too
fast up grado over rough places that
could bo taken with less strain and
slower on the Intermediate speed.
Many experts, thoroughly conversant
with every detail of the situation, main
tain that the automobile never will rest
batlsfactorlly on any other footing than
equally well Informed, are not so sure
that this lg a fact.
"But of one thing we arc all sur.
that up to the present time nothing
practical has been created to supplant i
sucn a higniy resilient substance as
rubber in conjunction with compressed
air, in providing a foundation for the
motor car," says J. D. Anderson, gen
eral sales manager of the United States
"The duties of an automobilo tire are
more exacting than the casual observer
may Imagine," continued Mr. Anderson.
"Perhaps the first quality to be taken
Into account is that of endurance. A
tire must be so constructed and made
of such materials that it will vleld a
satisfactory mileage return on the cash
investment, inn question of mileage
service is the one which appeals with
particular' force to the car owner.
Other Tire Essentials.
"However, there are other tire essen
tials which, while probably not so cno
spicuous by their presence, would be
decidedly conspicuous should they be
eliminated by the tire manufacturer."
"Resiliency ,1s an Important feature
of the pneumatic tire. This Is the
quality that absorbs the shocks of the
road, furnishing easy riding not only
to passengers, but protecting tho en
gine and mechanism of the car as well.
Without resiliency a tire cannot per
form Its most Important functions and
the whole structure of the motor car
suffers in consequence.
"It is In the lack of this element of
resiliency that most of the patented
substitutes for air and rubber fall
down. For easy riding and for afford
ing complete protection to all parts of
tne car pneumatic tires, at least up to
the present time, stand supreme.
Tires Have Heavy Tasks.
"The tires of an automobile must
withstand all the forco and Impact of
the engine In starting, driving, and
stopping .the car; they must carry
weight, resist wear, withstand the heat
generated by friction with road sur
faces and the resistance of tho brakes
in stopping the car. Furthermore, they
must be so constructed as to permit of
quick rempval and ready substitution.
"All of theso qualities, pneumatic
tires, as they are made under our ad
vanced methods of manufacture, pos
sess. The only argument against them
is that they will puncture and they will
wear out. However, no substitute hag
yet been offered which combines all of
he .idvantages of the pciiutnatlc tire
with greater lasting qualities at less
Motorcycle Use Extends.
The wonderful growth of the motor
cycle industry since the first crude af
fair, with a small gasolene engine
mounted on the front forks and pro
pelling the machine by a friction pulley
is shown in a staeraent that one Ameri
can firm will manufacture a million
bpark plugs this year for motorcycles
Every driver feels the need of a float
for showing the height of the gasolene
In the tank of his automobile, though
only a small percentage of "cars are so
A simple method of fitting a float to
any tank without cutting the tank open,
as given bv- an expert automobile re
pair man. is this:
Til ordinary filling- cap Is removed,
and centrally in it Is made a hole.
i Through this hole Is passed a nipple.
which is soldered in place, xnc nippic
Is formed with a shoulder providing
suitable holding surface for Jhe solder
In spite of the usual thinness of tho
filling cap. Through this nipple is
passed a wire attached to a float. Re
placing the tilling cap, the float will
ilse, will Indicate how much fuel there
is In the tank.
Generally speaking, it is advisable to
make the, float to withdraw from the
tank wlth.tbe filling cap. For this pur
pose, the end of tho wire can be rlvet
ed'over, or provided with a-ball. On the
top ' of - tho- nipple. Is. screwed a cap,
which normally keeps tho float down.
Directly the small c" Is removed, the
float "wlir rise. .OC course, the float Is
made sufficiently small to' pass through
the ordinary- filling -opening, and care
must be taken not to damage the float
when thOiCap'-Ia removed. In making
a float suitable for. the purpose, it Is
advlsablo Jo test Its buoyancy In gaso
lene, after the -wire- has been fixed.
A float which Is sufficiently buoyant
In water is, nothing like so buoyant In
gasolene, and much time can be saved
by first testing this point.
Maxwell Motor Company
Appoints New Manager
C. A. Foster is the newly appointed
commercial manager who will direct
tho -sales it the Maxwell Motor Com
pany. Tho company is now a $37,000,000
concern, having,, acquired by purchase
all the plants and assets of the .United
States Motor Compar and the Flan
ders Motor Company. -' Detroit Wal
ter E. Flanders Is dent and gen
The new commci manager for
merly spent two ycais In Europe, or
ganizing the sales force of a big add
ing machlno company. This experience
will bo valuable In connection with the
export trade of the Maxwell company.
Strip of Felt Stops
Brass Coil Spring Is
Good in Rubber Pipes
Where rubber hose Is used to make
connections In the. water circulation
pipes of a gasolene motor and has' bends
in lt,a good plan Is to re-enforce it by
a brass coal spring which is a good fit
inside. This prevents any flattening at
the" bend and' cracking, resulting eventu
ally In a leak.
Has Your Motor Got a . ,
In Germany, as well as America, no
motor car Is considered fully equipped
vnless It carries "a geschwlndigkett
meeser. This tall, burly word Is Ger
nian for speedometer.
A squeak that Is very annoying arid
sometimes hard to locate Is that made
by the base of a glass windshield -rubbing
on the dash. The cutting of the
base of a windshield so that It will
conform exactly to the shape of the
dash Is often a difficult task. The re
sult Is that instead of resting securely
all around It will bear only on the
high places, making a tight fit Impossi
ble and causing the squeak.
The remedy is to remove the dash
and trim off the high places or place
a strip of felt between the baseboard
and the dash. It Is common practice
among fitters of windshields to paste a
strip of felt to the baseboard In all
cases, not only to prevent squeaking,
but'to make a waterproof Joint as well.
Stomach Gone Bad
Sour, Gassy, Upset?
"Pape's Diapepiin" Cures Indiges
tion, Gas, Heartburn or Dys
pepsia in five minutes.
Time it! In five minutes 'all atom,
ach distress will go. No indigestion,
heart-burn, sourness of belching of
gas, acid, or eructations of undigest
ed food, no dizziness, bloating, foul
breath or headache.
Pape's Dlapepsln ia noted for lt
peed in regulating upset stomachs.
It ia the, surest, quickest, and most
certain remedy in the whole world,
and besides it Is harmless.
Millions of men and women now cat
their favorite foods without fear they
fcnow now it is reedleag to have a bad
Please, for your sake, get a large
fifty-cent case of Pane'a nimnin
fxom any drug store and put your
tt,.mCKh,J-,';! .P.0.?' ?P. " bm
......u.c uiD is iuo snort you are
no4 here long; so make your stay
SFIfe.ab.le- ,what yu 1,ke and
2f8,t It: enjoy It, without dread of
rebellion in the stomach.
.Ppeps,Ili belongs in .your homo
anyway. It should be kept handy,
should one of the family eat aome-
tnin? Which dnpun'f o.ia with (k.
or In case of an attack of indigestion.
dyspepsia gastritis, or stomach de-
IWfJi9?' davtlme or during- the
?..?-. li I? ih,ero t0 Rlve, tna' qckest.
surest relief known. Advt 1
Standard Recipes for
Of course, every motorist knows the
standard recipe for cleaning and renewing-
leather upholstery, but t Is good
enough to bear repeating. Raw Hnieed
oil and turpentine mixed in proportions
of two of the former to one of the lat
ter Is the time-honored formula.
For a cleansing cloth upholstery use
clear water and a mixture of three
fourths of an ounce of common salt and.
ftoS.Un.C," ,J ,&ff.R?' iSf,. article that ha. been dropped cr is !
a sponge dampened In the above mix-1 cate a nut that la being groped 'for in
ture. J J the. dark.
Small Pocket Mirror
- Is Boon to Motorists
A small mirror of the ordinary "vest
pocket type, a couple of Inches In diam
eter, -will prove a great boon to the mo
torist, and once used he will wonder
how he got along without It. Pocket
flashlights are not always working
properly, but the small mirror -will tis-j-ally'corae
Into play, cither In the day
time or at night, for throwing a beam.
of light Into dark places to find a small
Its not the mechanical perfection of any
one part of the Fordifa the perfection
of all its parts working in perfect harmony .
that makes it the car of universal and '
unprecedented demand. Better bay yours
today the rush will soon be on.
Immediate Delivery on
Place Tour Order at face
New price-runabout WK touring car tne
town, car ISOO with all equipment, f. o. b. De
troit.. Get particular from
Miller Bros. AitOBobileand
S apply Howe
1105-7 14th St N.W.
Oldest, Safest, Strongest, Best
Standard family medicine.
No alcohol. Sold for 60 years.
Ask Your Doctor. kSiufeML-
Padded Vans and Experienced Men for Moving Furniture
Phone M 201 0-2011
Furniture, China and h'llverware packed for shipment by experi
enced and responsible men.
Get our ratlmate. Shipping- to All Point. YroitACilC.
' ,. laaj-.-H Street JV. W.
Particular erIci for parties and
Inauguration visitors at
vrm i,v iiates
1610 14th St. .V W. Ph'oiie -V 'MUl
I WOLFS 238 HEAD
The 'il tho motor manufacturers
WOUKHIMC I.PII1MC Wrs Co.,
SO 11 run d !., Neil York.
Al'TO- OU'NCns Adjustment and rrpalrn
by II II. SHAIIP CO , Incieaae jour ilrlv
ing fore. otrrhaullnK a vpccialt). HZ! M
i! rar Pbonr N'orth C1W
STANI.EY bTKAMEIt 7 pasnisr: In rikxI
tonditlon Inquire 6"3 N. J axe N V 1
Automobiles Sold and Exchanged.
Wanted, one 7-paetnsr car Inrr.cdlatrij ; JU.
tomoblle eXThauled and iialnted Toninc in
apeclalty 119 D at. N W. Phone M.
FOR HIRE AUTOMOBILES
n.CO Pt Hour.
AUTO HIRE COMPANY l.lnr :vt1.
SECOND HAND 1IOTOP.CVCI.ES
A FEW GUARANTEED SLIGHTLY USE.)
MACHINES I .EFT WHICH CAN HE
BOUGHT AT BARGAINS.
CASH OR PAYMENTS.
. BEKKl'llAN tc -WILLIAMS.
Xfcla 41M. -W tta-it. . Wr
J Every oil possesses c e-r t a i n
chemical qualities disclosed by its
tests, which indicate its ability to
meet the mechanical conditions
existing in a modern automobile.
1$ While every oil is claimed to be
the best by those who make it,
INVADER Oil' is the only one
having the chemical tests which
prove it to be the best.
INVADER OIL CO., 80 BROAD ST., NEW YORK.
l.tHfirrn of Charlrn F. Krllom t Co.
riiiL.Ai)i:i.i'iii v nosTo.v
I. O. C. GEAR OIL is the only oil manufactured especially
and exclusively for the lubrication of Automobile trans
!..: nn...- Write for drm-rlpdt r booklet nml price.
WASHINGTON BRANCH :
3556 11th St. N. W. Phone Col. 3796.
- J- T. ROSE, MANAGER..
BEFORE PURCHASING A MOTOR CAR
You Should Know the Oldsmobile
Powerful, Easily: Operated, Comfortable
The Oldsmobile has established a popular reputation as the" foremost motor
car in America at its price.
The Delco self-starter, lighting, and ignition system discards for all time the
inconveniences of cranking, poor lighting, and uncertainties of ignition. The gentler
sex can easily drive an Oldsmobile Car.
Longest and most resilient springs; shock absorbers on front and rear springs;
deep, luxurious upholstery; all combine to give utmost comfort.
Our salesmen will'be pleased to demonstrate the merits of the Oldsmobile.
Such demonstratfon places you under no obligation whatsoever.
Seven-Passenger, $3,350 Five-Passenger, $3,200
M. T. POLLOCK, 1018 Connecticut Ave.
Telephone Main 7837
P O W E R I AM HERE S P E E P I
In Just FOUR POINTS the JEFFERSON is Supreme
These are POWER SPEED-DURABILITY COMFORT.
In all the rest it is woefully lacking. We admit it
Get our Catalog. It explains.
MT. PLEASANT MOTORCYCLE & BICYCLE CO.
3207 14th Street N. W, Phone Col. 155
Washington. D. C.
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