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THE WASHINGTON TIMES. SATURDAY; APRIL 12. 1913.
Many New Automobiles Are Spoiled At the Beginning by Inefficient Handling
Much Depends Upon the Way
Motors Are Handled in First
Few Hundred Miles.
By HARRY WARD.
This Is the season for the delivery of
new cars to owners, and a large per
centage of them will go Into Inexpert
hands and lose much of their value
through poor handling.
Much of the satisfaction to be derived"
from an automobile depends on its
handling in the first few hundred miles,
until the bearings have been "run in"
and the paint has "set." Properly han
dled at first, a motor car should Im
prove steadily and be at Its best at the
end of 4,000 or 5,000 miles.
Unfortunately, there are cars which.
Instead of Improving by use, steadily
deteriorate from the moment they are
taken over by their owners, and in the
majority of cases such disappointing re
sults can be traced to rough handling
on the road and lack of attention in the
'Causes of Wear.
Overdriving and insufficient lubrica
tion are the two most potent causes of
premature deterioration, and of the
two overdriving is probably the more
common. Too many owners and drivers
are anxious to ascertain at the earliest
possible moment what their new cars
will "do," and, having discovered that a
given speed is attainable on the level,
are tempted to make constant efforts to
squeeze an extra five miles or so out of
a too willing engine.
AUttlc self-restrain will be well re
paid, particularly if the car is a small
one. There are many s-mall cars on the
market which will exceed forty miles
in hour on the fiat, but their owners
would be well advised to fix their worn
ing limit at thirty miles, except on
special occasions, ard the fewer of
these there are the better for their
High speeds should be rigorously
avoided for a month or so after tho
car arrives from the makers, so that
when the car is tried out to its limit
of power both engine and transmission
may be in the best possible condition
for withstanding the strain. High
speed, however, is not the only form
of ill-usage to which the new car Is
subjected on the road. There are few
drivers who can resist the temptation
of trying to learn how steep a gradient
can be negotiated on the top gear. Ex
periments of this descuption are aa
damaging to the engine and trans
mlrsion as a burst of high speed on
the level and may rightly be classed
under the head of unfair treatment.
. Most modern cars are fitted with
grease or oil cups at every point where
friction takes place, and they should be
attended to before every run.
"What Is true of the chassis is equally
true of the body. Paint and varnish
will mature -with careful treatment, and
raDidlr deteriorate under III usage.
Much depends on the treatment the car
receives for -the .first Xewr weeks. Even
the most conscientious of cleaners Is
greatly handicapped of the car first
comes into regular use In wet weather.
Rain drops or mud allowed to dry on
new varnish will almost inevitably
Careful and rereated washings with
plenty of clean, ccld water will help to
harden the surface of new coachwork
In such a manner that it will retain
much of its pristine brilliance for many
months. A few days' neglect, on the
other hand, will ruin Its appearance
forever, and a really good driver will
never allow mud to dry on a carnewly
amveu xrom uie cuacii uuhucis.
A meeting of the board of governors
of the Washington Motorists" Associa
tion will be held Wednesday night at
the Grafton. A large number of appu
rations for membership will be acted on
and the board will also receive a report
from TV. S. Duvall. the association's
counsel about several cases he is prose
cuting for the organization.
The executive offices of the Borland
Grannls Company, makers of the Bor
land electric, have been removed from
their Chicago retail salesrooms on Michi
gan avenue to their factory at 310 Ea3t
Miller Brothers report the sale of ford
cars to the following: Lafayette "Lea
man. F. Enders, 1L A. Farnham. John
H. Small. J. L. ChUdress. Dr. TV. F.
Taylor. S. J. Hess. TV. S. Abraham,
"Ricard L. Lamb. TV. P. Carr. Noble
Lewis. John M, Colt. R. E. Boyd. M. C.
Hooker. William A. Scull, R. H. Norton,
M. P. Klrby. Thomas J. Fuller, Tolman
Laundry Company, Dr. Nell F. Graham.
B. A Thurin. who -has been man
ager of the Goodrich tire branch here
for the past two and one-half years,
will leave tonight for Akron, Ohio, and
will then receiv a promotion to one
of the big Goodrich branches in some
Middle West city. During his stay in
Washington Mr. Thurin made many
friends, and he is the recipient of many
congratulations on his promotion. He
has been succeeded here by L H. Har
ris, formerly manager of the Goodrich
branch In Charlotte. N. C.
ThiTi will be a new "Blue Streak'
tube added to the Goodyear line of
motorcycle goods," saia ueorge Howara.
mnnncer of the Goodyear branch here,
Thin tub, has been made 20 per cent
stronger than any tube used in regular
tires belorc. mis sirenBui hjih uccn
added to take care of the 1913 machines,
which' are being made heavier and
Bryan Sees Plant
Of Goodrich Company
When William Jennings Bryan, Sec
retary of State, was in Akron. Ohio,
recently, he visited the plant of the
B. F. Goodrich Company. The work
men recognized Mr. Bryan and gave
him an enthusiastic reception. He
shook hands with many of the rubber
workers, some 15,000 of whom are em
ployed in the Goodrich plant.
He was amazed at the troircndous
size of the Institution, the number of
people employed and the Interesting
processes of manufacture. It was the
rtrst time he ever saw tires manufac
tured, and Judging from his many
questions It was evident that he found
the subject an attractive one.
Mr. Bryan lingered quite a while In
the laboratories where chemists seek
to find improved methods of compound
ing rubber in order to lend greater
durability to the pure gum. The fact
that the Goodrich company has been
successfully manufacturing rubber
goods- of all descriptions for forty-five
years and still continues to experiment,
was regarded as one of the reaFons
whv Americans are supreme In the
commercial world. The process of unit
molded construction was lnqulr-rt
about and Mr. Bryan watch-d the
skilled workmen placing layers of rub
ber impregnated fabrics together until
the regulred number was reached, and
then strip on strip of pure rubber
until the mass assumed the general
ahape of a tire.
Valuable Rim Tips.
Don't ride on the rim without
sufficient air pressure In the
Don't ride with casing on rims
that are not true.
Don't fail to use a pressure gauge,
as it ttIII save rim cutting.
Don't fail to keep the rim free
from rust at all times.
Don't forget when storing the car
array to remove, clean, and re
Don't attempt to reTarnish rims,
though, until every trace of rust
Is removed, and also see that
the rim is neither dented nor
Don't fail, after coming in from a
long Journey, particularly if the
weather has been rainy or the
roads slushy, to sponge the
rims clean and then wipe dry,
as this will do much to prevent
Washington 'Dealer Advances
Some Ideas as to How This
End May Be Conducted.
Nearly every automobile dealer has to
trade for a second-hand machine occas
ionally, and If it is in good shape. It
generally meets with a ready sale. It
always pays to Improve the second
hand car as much as possible, and It
will be found that it can be sold for
$100 or ja more than expected if Judg
ment is used in handling it.
One of Washington's pioneer dealers
has advanced some ideas on the second
hand proposition, and they are worthy
the attention -of every man who Is en
gaged In the motor car business In "this
city. Among other things the dealer In
"Clean the machine thoroughly, re-1
iroving all dirt and grease from the I
engine, gear, and wheels. If the paint j
is In good shape, have a painter give j
the machine a good coat or varnisn, oui
if it needs painting have It done.
"Have the metal work cleaned, and If
the brass Is old add a coat of some new
"See that the tires are repaired and j
kept pumped up. Nothing adds a 'more .
than having three out of four tires fiat.
"If the car has a top and It is faded
a coat of dye will do it good; If It is
torn, or any buttons are off. see that
they are put on and that the curtains
See What It Runs.
"See that the, car will run. If the
engine requires attention don't be
afraid to do the necessary work. This
does not mean a thorough overhaul
ing, but enough work should be done
on the car until you may say truth-
"fully it is in good running order. Do
not dope the gears with a temporary
noise eliminator, for that is an old
dodge that long since played out. The
buying public is being educated and
is looking for such tricks.
"Be able to tell a customer the truth
about the car, the same as if you were
selling him a new one. That is, do not
misrepresent anything. Be able to back
up all you say. If you tell your pros
pective customer that you will swear
that so-and-so Is in fine shape and he
IVtakes the car and finds you deliberately
misrepresented it, he win ten an ms
friends that you cannot be depended on.
"Keep your cars in a clean, well
lighted room, and keep the car. or
cars, dusted and presentable and ready
to run at a moment's notice. If you
have a prospect and he wants to see
the car run and jou have to spend an
hour pumping tires, etc. he is liable to
change his mind. If a dealer has many
second-hand cars at a time he had bet
ter detail a man or two to look after
this department; he will find that It
"Get a reputation of treating a' man
fairly on a second-hand deal, and you
will find that he will send others to
you. There are a great many people
who would rather buy a good second
hand car than to buy a cheap new one,
and this class of trade is generally
"Don't be afraid to tell the people
what you have for sale. Adertlse in
the newspapers. However, make your
adds large enough to attract attention.
A few well-placed ad& in two or threo
papers will beat 500 tucked away in ob
scure corners. When I see a man try
ing to do business without advertising
It reminds me of a card 1 saw a year
a co. Trying to do business is like wink
ing at a girl in the dark; you may know
what you are doing, but no one else
"Having handled automobiles for ten
years and traded for a great many second-hand
cars in that length of time, I
feel that my suggestions roughly cover
the ground In conclusion, 1 may say
that we have always made a neat
Profit on second-hand cars, and have
never traded for one that was a losing
proposition, although we allowed the
customer a fair price.
"There Is only one way to handle the
second-hand situation -give the people a
square deal. If you follow this rule on
the second-hand deals as well as on
your new cars, you will have no cause
Akron Tire Makers Will
Catch Up on Orders
"When the rubber workers' strike
was formally declared off by the Im
ported strike leaderB, the last bar to
preve: Akron industrial institutions
trom letuming to normal was remov
ed." says C. V. Sciberllng. vice presi
dent of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber
"Akron has passed through a time of
considerable stress and indications are
that there will be no further labor
disturbances for a good many years to
come. Now that normal condKlons
have returned, we feel that we shall
have little, if any. difficulty In meeting
all our orders promptly' and in making
the big Increase in our business for the
year that we predicted some months
PAYS TO IMPROVE
NEEDED FOR CARS
Makers' Association Will Probe
Question of Obtaining a Sub-,
stitute for Gasolene.
After quietly studying the gasolene
situation for the past three months,
the National Association of Automobile
Manufacturers has found sufficient
grounds to warrant a thorough Inves
tigation of automobile fuels, including
the immediate applicability of kerosene
and other low-grade petroleum products
and the possibilities of developing sub
stitutes for gasolene itself.
Special arrangements have been made
with the Society of Automobile En
gineers, whereby the latter organiza
tion will undertake the more technical
features of the investigation, including
possibly a not inconsiderable amount
of research work.
Fuel Problem Important. ,
Tho movement is significant in thut'
it is the first definite response of the
automobile industry to the repeated
and insistent complaints of motorists
throughout the country during the past
ten months. That it will bring ultl-J
mate relief is practically assurca irum
the fact that the fuel problem is rec
ognized by the manufacturers them
selves as a question involving In some
measure the future welfare of the au
"I consider this an Important public
work." said President Metzser. of the
national association. In speaking of the
investigation. "It is for tho benefit
of the public quite as much as the au
tomobile Industry itself. They tell us
that we are now getting Kf gravity
gasolene, where a few years ago we
were getting 61 and 6S; and that K
will continue to go down until within
the next five years we will be getting
as low as 50. Now that Is something
for which we must be prepared. It it
not sufficient to develop our present
product In such a way as to take care of
these low-grade fuels, but we must
look after the user. There are many
thousand automobiles running today
that will still be in use next year, and
the year after, and we must see to It
that they are provided witn some sort
of fuel to which they are adapted.
Ready to Co-operate.
"The oil people, with whom we have
already been In conference, have ex
plained their position very carefully to
us and have expressed their willingness
to co-operate with us in carrying out
this work. The-national association It
self, is fully competent to undertake
the Investigation, since the subject is
one of so broad a nature and one so
vital to the Interests of all Its mem
bers, and what is more. It is prepared
to stand behind any conclusion that
may be finally approved; In addition to
lending its assistance to the work,
in TTiont Imnortant of all," Mr.
Metzger concluded, "Is the question jf
locating the fuel supply of the future.
It will not be long before we shall have
to reckon on supplying a million auto
mobiles with fuel in the United States
alone. So that It will not be enough
merely to adopt kerosene carbureters;
unless we can be sure that the supply
of kerosene will Increase as fast as the
demand for its increases. That is the
great question for wh'.cn we must nnd
Tires Big Factor in
,Motor Truck Expense
"The minute a motor truck's wheels
stop turning, it becomes an expense In
stead of a dividend paying asset," says
George Meeley, of the Meeley Rubber
Companv, agents here for Firestone
tires. Every truck owner recognizes
this. Ha is fast discovering, as well,
that no truck can be more efficient than
the tires with which it Is equipped.
These facts explain the deep study now
being devoted to tires and their build
ing by the more progressive truck
"Everywhere the demand has been for
mileage. And mileage is a big essen
tial to the profitable truck operation.
But if this mileage is at the expense
of 'life' in the tire, the loss, occasioned
by truck repair expense, will kill the
mileage value and defeat the primary
purpose for which a rubber tire is in
Holds all world's records; nothing
special. Just a stock machine, the
same we will sell you. Full floating
seat post with cradle fork makes
riding like on air. feeling no bumps
on the road. No pedaling on street,
starts fiom a standstill. You will
eventually buy an Excelsior. Why
not now? Cheaper than most any
other hich-class machines:
4-5 H. P $200
7-10 H. P....! $250
Equipped with free engine turner if
Haverford Cycle Co.
427 10th St. N. W.
Bicycle and supplies. Main CjSS.
oi.vkiuk i.riiHtrv.vrs co
J. G. OWENS
401 South Capitol Street
Phone Lincoln 300
FEW ARE CAUTIOUS
N BUYING MOTORS
Rules Cited to Keep Salesmen
From Making Impression
With "Line of Talk."
The average man, when 'building a
house employs an architect, when pur
chasing ground, seeks theexperlence of
a real estate man, when sick, goes to a
But when buylnr his first automobile
he listens to a salesman's biased de
scription of the car he is paid to sell,
takes a ride over a chosen route, looks
at the paint and the nickel-plating and
pays out his money.
Some rules that might well be ob
served In buying an automobile are
advanced bv a pioneer motor car deal-'
er of this city. They are as follows:
"Men who have owned several cars
get value for their money, but the
novice frequently gets stung! Is there
"Even business men buying trucks
often pursue a course but little dif
ferentand then expect dividends from
"An automobile is primarily a ma
chine: constructed of various kinds and
qualities of materials having various
advantages and faults In itst make-up.
and varylnp degrees of care and skill
In its manufacture.
"Hardlv anv article of common use
is so complicated and mysterious to the
man without technical knowledge, and
yet thousands of eopIe cverv year buy
'experience' at very much higher' price
than they need to pay.
"The remedv Is to hire some one who
Is familiar with automobiles to compare
the cars you favor on a scientific basis.
"If you can get an owner of the car
you like, who Is disinterested and trust
worthy, to give you his experience It
"But each Item of the car's make-up
should be carefully compared with other
"Make a table of the main points,
power, weight, tires, gasolene consump
tion, simplicity, accessibility, price of
car. price of repair parts, appearance,
suitability for your purpose and your
"When this is done manv salesmen's
arguments will vanish into air (cold
air). In other words, get down to brass
tacks, and get your money's worth. If
tacks ae too small for you to see, hire
some onoto do it for you and you will
be repaid many times In service. In
satisfaction. In saving of money, and in
the knowledge that you have used a
little of the. common sense you were"
The Commercial Automobile and Sup
p'y,, Companv reports the sale of a
Studebakcr "20" roadster to Frank B.
l-ord, a "35" tourine- car to Fred L.
Vogt. and a "30" delivery wagon to
George M. Oyster, Jr.
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MOTOR CAR TESTERS
DO THRILLING STUNTS
Dare-Devil Drivers of Half-Made
' Cars Put Engines and Body
to Dangerous Tests.
"Where automobiles are manufactur
ed the residents, dally except Sunday,
see scurrying around the city rakish
looking, half-finished cars, which seem
tn tin nothlnir hut trv nnrt hrraV the
speed laws and go over bad holes." !
This Is the way Gordon Cowle. the
Cole agent, who recently visited the
Ooltf factory in Indianapolis describes I
the way motor car testers carry on
" 'Crazy loons from automobile fac
tories." 'fools, and such other 'pleasant
epithets are addressed to these men,"
continued Mr. Cowle.
"In reality -they are endangering their
lives to protect future automobile own
ers from mishaps that might occur if
they' did not do Just such 'foolish
things as the public in these cities "wit
ness dally. The police keep their eyes
on the boys and they often go to court.
Thev are not supposed to do their hard
stunts In crowded districts, but their
desire to make tHeir machine do almost
impossible things anywhere overcomes
them and .sometimes lands them be
fore the stern Justice, who sees the
greatest chance In local publicity la
handing out sentences to offending
"Out In Indianapolis the testers for
the various factories try to outdo each
other in stunts. They have the two
and one-half mile speedway on which
to test their car, but as this Is smooth
running the boys use this speedway
only to test out their cars for mileage
and speed. It is on coal piles, over
abrupt elevations, through brooks, and
clay roads that the tester's road lies."
" 'Go through the worst places you
can find.' Head Tester Lew PetMJohn,
of the Cole Motor Car Company, says
to his corps. 'Bring that car back here
with the bearings busted, pistons
cracked. Bust up the car Jf necessary,
but test It.'
"And the testers are like children with
a new toy. They are going to bust
the machine If it is possible. And they
do bust them, quite often. But new
parts are always ready for them. The
best way to Judge a, tester's worth Is
in th damage he does to his car. The
tester that goes out rtnd saves money
for his firm Is the one that finds his
name off the payroll In a little time."
Like Wheeled Chair.
A motorcycle for shopping and visit
ing purposes, built along the lines of a
wheeled chair, has been invented In
The Tread That
Makes the Brake
Best in the Short Stop.
Goodrich Safety Treads not only
give you safety and sureness all the
time, driving, turning or stopping
They naturally give you longer wear
greater tin value.
The rows of five thick, tough rubber
fingers repeated around the usual
thick, tough Goodrich rubber tread
They are not separate parts they
arfc made right in the tread, an
extra thickness of splendid rubber,
compounded in the Goodrich way,
which has forty three years of
rubber experience in it.
This extra thick, tough tread is
obviously certain to give you more
Goodrich Safety Tread tires are not
emergency propositions. They are
made for all day and all night work,
if you so wish to use them.
In addition to the safety and se
curity they give you it is worth
your while to consider the extra
value and service you secure in
The five thick, tough rubber fingers
of the Goodrich Safety Tread, all
the time your car is running, are
digging right down through the
mud, slush, ooze or other slipperi
ness, and making a constantly clean
The human hand-grip they get on
the road or street is a powerful de
fense against any chnnce of a skid.
Goodrich Safety Tread Tires arc
made just as all Goodrich Tiros are
made unit molded construction.
The strips of fabric, pure -rubber,
and thick, tough tread are literally
molded into a unit in our single
This is one reason why Goodrich
treads do not strip or peel.
Your tire dealer will show you the
Goodrich Safety Tread ; he will not
need to explain it, for its, principle
and sureness are self evident.
The B.F.Goodrich Co.
Branches and Semce Station in Principal
Cities. Dealers &er j where.
v ....Ii.iii.kiii Mrnm-lii
l.'.O'J Mill M. V .
Faelurlrs, Akrun, Ohio.
Write for Goodrich
rtoute Book, covering
the auto tour you m
lect. These books arc
sent free on request.
CARD RET RILLS
DO TO FLOODING
Float Becomes Soaked With
"Gas" After Long Use and
Permits Too Great a Flow.
Many carburetor floats are likely to
oecome soaked with gasolene alter con
siderable use. This naturally Increases
the weight, so that the gasolene rises
above the float level and causes flooding
oi the carburetor.
This tendency can be overcome with a
little care at first hand, which need not
bo repeated and which will overcome
carDuretor difficulties for all time.
Floats are usually treated with a coat
ing of shellac, but a better method.
which Is absolutely certain to prevent
any disintegration of the cork, may be
followed by Immersing the float for one
or two seconds in a bath of molten para-
nn. After this the wax should be dusted
with very fine plumbago by a soft
camel's hair brush and after, attaching
a piece of fine copper wire the article
should be deposited in a copper-plating
This should be turned several times
during the operation to Insure unlfor
mlty of deposit and the result will be a
perrectiy water-tight float witn Dut lit
tle added weight.
A slight readjustment of the float will
be necessary, but this is easily accomp
lished. If there are no metal parts upon
the float to attach the wire, a pin may
be used to carry the current. This can
afterward be cut off and filed down.
Indian Cycle Agent
Elated With Sales
One of the most elated men in the
motorcycle business In Washington Is
Howard A, French, the moving-spirit
in Howard A. French & Co.. agents for
the Indian motorcycle in Washington
and Baltimore. The popularity of the
Indian machine In this city is Indicated
by the fact that within the last three
weeks three carloads of Indians have
been received here and were speedily
delivered to buyers. Several more car
loads are expected within the next few
"The number of Indians delivered
throughout the country last year was
19,750," said Mr. French. "This year
the manufacturers. In their new plant,
will double the capacity of last year;
40.000 Indians will be the output. This
Is nearly one-half of the total output of
all makers In the United States last
year. The factorv has acquired another
ten acres of land, and more buildings
will be erected at once for the 1911 prod
ust. The Hendee Manufacturing Com
pany, makers of Indian motorcycles,
has branches In London and Paris, and
Is represented in nearly every country
that isn't in
AUTO 1IRE REDUCTION
BY GOODRICH COMPANY
Increased Efficiency in Manufacture
and Drop in Crude Rubber Respon
sible for Cut.
By JOII.N C. WETJinnE
An announcement of no small mo
ment to the automobile fraternity is
miule todar in the advertiflns columns
of Th Kvpninc Mail, it in mine other
' than thut the B. K. Goodrich Com
pany has made .i reduction In the
prices of Goodrich tires.
Officials of the Goodrich Company
declare that it Is reasonable to assume
t.iat tho example set by this powerful
member of the tire making industry
will be followed by the other makers.
No explanation or reasons why are
sivrn In th's announcement, but with
rude rubber selling at a somewhat
lower llgurc than that prevailing for
a yiar or more past, and the constant
davit ing unci application of new higher
efllciency niethod3 of tire manufac
tuie. the reduced Goodrich tire prices
arc but a natural outcome and showe
tin- wllllngnef of a great corporation
to fi've tile buinc: public t'.le lienelll!
derived from changed and Improved
I iindcrhtand that the reduction bet
ters the present price to the user 5
per cnt This, coupled with .he re
duction llrst put Into effect by the
sume company nearly a car ago, cn
iiblss th purchase of tires by the user
low at a material saving over pricc3
pri'iulllp? prior to April of last ear.
-New York Evening Mall, March 31,
(Trader a law which has jast geae
iato effect la Delaware, family
operators' llceases caa bow be
obtained at a cost of 98 per aa
Biau Heretofore each operator,
o natter how naay there were
la a family, had-to hare a sep
arate license, which cost 95 a
MISS PRE SCOTT IN
DRIVE AT SPEEDWAY
Young Woman Barely Out of
Her Teens Handles Racing
Car at Reckless Speed.
When the contestants in the 500-mlle
international sneepstakes race line up
to the tape on the Indianapolis speed
way. Memorial Da, one of their num
ber may be Miss Vivian Prescott. of
Philadelphia. She has received per
mission from the track management to
drive .a 00-horsepower foreign racing
car in the classic event.
She Is barely out of her teens, but
handles a racing car with reckless aban
don. She Is the young woman who dis
tinguished herself as a mechanician
and rode in a car piloted by Ned "Wha
len in one of the recent Vanderbilt
cup races. Officials of the three A's In
sist that their constitution must be
changed before Miss Prescott can drive
In a race.
AH drivers participating In sanctioned
automobile races must be licensed by
the contest board of the American
Automobile Association, but Miss Pres
cott has no license. Her case Is one of
the problems now confronting the board.
Formerly Invader Gear Oil
"Puto Noby Gear to Sleep" .
It's the only OIL ever manufactured especially and exclusively
for the lubrication of Automobile transmission gears.
Write for descriptive booklet and prices.
INVADER OIL CO., 80 Broad St, New York
Lessees of Chas. T. Kellom Co.
Washington Branch, 3556 11th St. N. W.
Phone Col. 3796.
MOTORCYCLES AND ACCESSORIES
This Directory, published every Wednesday. Saturday, and Sun
day In The Washinnton Times, lists the most representative Auto
Vehic"c?and Accessories sold In Washington, together io lead
ing gkragYs! repair shops, and other concerns catering to tho needs
f lu'awJabetteat arrangement facilitate, easy reference. '
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GASOLINE PLEASURE CARS.
Emerson & OPif.
HOT H St. N. v.
Buick Motor Co.,
JOS Conn. Ave.
Cook & Stoddard Co.
113S Conn Ave.
Zell Motor Car
1103 H St. N. W.
Miller Bros. Auto Supply
1105 14th St.
63 Pa. Ave..
ELECTRIC PLEASURE CARS.
Cook & Stoddard Co.
li Conn. Ave.
Electric Emerson and Orm
1407 H st.
Dan A. Abbott,
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133J 9th St. N. w. Piions N. ii
KalC, ac w iilif
United Motor Sales Co.,
143 I. SU -V u"- .. ,, TJ'hNlI.4Ji
r., hnucht. sold and exchange! i-i
InxrnHpr Oil - iT..
All Makes ReduceJ Expert
Sae You Mii l V1 ','.
VAN'-OAimET CO.. l- "
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TAXICABS AND HIRING.
Holladay Automobile Co.
Limousines &. Touring Cars
ljiy l ai. -vni -
Ralph W. Lee,
Com. Nat. Bk. Bide. 14th & G N. w
Excelsior & Haverford Motorcycles
Agents and Distributers.
Haverloxd Cycle Co., 4-7 lyth St. X. W.
IS BEING IMPROVED
Old National Road Is Agamm
Condition to Care 'for Heavy
For the past two years, parts of tB
old national road, the great natural
thoroughfare from Washington and Bal
timore to Wheeling and the West. hav
been in such bad condition through
western Maryland that Itst use aa a
through automobile route has been
The 'originally good surface has been
worn off for many miles, exposing the
large stones of which its foundation
nas principally- made. In some casea
large boulders were washed down br
the mountain streams, and several
stretches were Injured by the haultnsr
of heavy pine timber-from the district
north of Hancock and FllntstoHs.
As a result "a great deal of tho
thfough automobile travel east and west
has been tgolng by Bedford. Llgonitr.
Grcensburg. and Pittsburgh. fartnr
and more hlllv than over tho old na
tional road direct to Wheeling and d
yond. Lately, however; the State High
way Commission, encouraged and aided
by the Automobile Club of America, baa
taken an ..active interest In Testorinc
thW road to its old-time Importance.
Conditions are largely belnc material
ly Improved, especially-, by tho removal
or the large boulders that have been tho
principal drawback to tho use of this
road by motorists.'
Herbert and Webb
Purchase Stub Cars
"Prominent people in all sections of
the country are buying Stutz cars,'
says Fred Miller, one of the ageata
for StuU cars In thi city.
"Recent additions to tho list of Stuta
owners include Victor Herbert, .tho
composer, and W. Seward Webb, ta
financier. They purchased Stuts ear
this week from the New Yorlcajeat.
TO BUY '
17th & Tou.
Phone N. 157.
Barnard Motor Car Co,
1612 14th St. N. W.
Auto Si Sup
ply Co. W
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13M-03 N. H.
1310 L st. X. W. Tel. North 147.
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Vermont oarage K.t
Gas 4 Electric: U2 Vermont Court N. W.
- - SUPPUES.
National Hectric SuPPy C
132S-1S30 X. Y. Ave.
T. N. Mudd, Jr., Inc., Agtnt
Reading Standard 'Motorcycles and BU
cycles Rambler Bicycles Repairing
SuppUes-S.: Ninth St. N. w. ,
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