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Those who are within the
world of Cadillac ownership
are enjoying luxuries
to which you must remain
a stranger so long as you
are outside that world
Crispen Motor Car Co.
414-417 South Cameron Street
Time at on the breaker strip forms a solid unit
xinreaa 1 ires onown at wlth the tlre nfter vulcanliaUon .
Sterling Tire Exhibits At the booth of the Sterling Auto
_____ Tire Company is shown a tir> retread-
The Miller Rubber Company intro- c ' thes « btt " ds and
_ dition to this Mr. Bosch says that his
duced a new band for retreading worn personal car has two of these non
out tires some time ago. Formed af- skid retreads on the rear as well as
ter mechanical ideas it has the most two plain retreads on front wheels, all
effective principle and design against done at his shop, with Miller stock.
eklddlng. A series of "cogs" divided
by a narrow strip of soft rubber in BIG HORSE SALE
the center of the band help to make Read ex-Sheriff Chas. L. Johnson,
this nonskid effect a truly remarkable of New Bloomfleld, Pa., Big Public
one. It became immediately popular gale advertisement. March 23rd, of
especially among repairmen as they 275 head livestock, found on page 12.
found that the partially cured rubberj—Advertisement.
New Hudson Light Six
The Six Forty Proves
In compeUtion with the leading Four-cylinder types. This con
test was held in many cities and under varied conditions, whenever
it was possible to get a four-cylinder competitor to enter th® coiitest.
This was impossible in many cases and a number of fours failed to
I appear after entering. The following list will be found interesting
Mileage per gal.
Test Run Hudson Competing
made at Slx-40 4-Cylinder Car Remarks.
Minneapolis .....16.6 11 Rpn made through 6 in. of snow.
Philadelphia ....20.1 14.2 Wind velocity 39 ml., temp. 24 deg.
St. Louis 18.8 17.4
Nashville 16 10.6 Rolling country, two long hills.
Toledo ...17.7 15.4 Strong wind blowing.
Shreveport 18.1 12
Louisville 15.5 12
Buffalo ....15 11 Road heavy with snow.
Omaha 17.5 .. (Competing car failed to appear.)
Hutchinson 17 .. (Competing car failed to appear.)
Pes Moines 13.5 .. (Competing car failed to appear;
g Hudson Sixes averaged 17U miles per gal.; the 8 Fours 12.93.
Showing the Hudson a winner by 3S 1-3 per cent. In the local con
test a Hudson 7-passenger car used le?s gas than the best Fours—
with Ave passengers. Credit for this showing is entirely due to the
I muter builder.* Howard K. Coffin, the man who has designed the
I. W. DILL,
East End Mulberry Street Bridge
WE take pleasure in announcing to the
motoring public that we have assumed
the agency for the Partin-Palmer Automo
biles. Demonstrator will be here April Ist.
Phone 2423 for further particulars, or write
1826 Wood Ave. HarrUburg, Pa.
THE REASON FOR SIX
I BY GEORGE W. DUNHAM ,
| Consulting Engineer, Chalmers Motor i
The sonsation of the 1814 season
has been the overwhelming tide in
favor of six-cylinder cars. The buy
ing public has viewed with no small
amount of interest the steadily in
creasing trend toward "Sixes." Five
years ago there were only eight com
panies in the entire country building j
six-cylinder cars. Only two of the
eight built six-cylinder cars exclu
sively. Since that time the demand
has grown so rapidly that this season
37 of the 4 3 leading manufacturers in
the United States are building
"Sixes." And this does not include
any but the best known cars. There
are in addition probably eighteen or.
twenty other makes of "Sixes."
Of these 37 leading companies, 14
are building "Sixes" exclusively. ;
| Eleven manufacturers who last season ]
! built only "Fours" are this year build
ing both "Sixes" and "Fours."
This rapid increase in six-cylinder
production is due to no mere whim.
These leading manufacturers have not
, made the great investments necessl
; tated by an entire change of produc
tion plans to satisfy a persnal fancy
|or a fleeting public vogue. There are
jsome good and sound reasons back of
i the growing dominance of six-cylinder
I cars. It has been said truthfully that
| no man who has ever driven a "Four"
can ride a hundred miles in a good
j"Slx" without acknowledging the su
! perlorlty of the more modern con
j For he will find the "Six" more si
! lent, smoother running, infinitely
[more flexible. He will find that it does
I its work, whether .-awllng at a
, snail's puce through truffle, climbing
steep grades or plowing through sand,
j with less fuss. The "Six" has been
' called the "effortless cur." I think
[ that this is a very descriptive phrase,
for the most impressive thing about
a well-built "Six" is the ease with I
which it does everything required of
a motor car.
These qualities of silence, smooth-1
ness, flexibility, are possible only in
a "Six." Actual experience has proved
that no "Four" can possess them in a i
like degree. The very principle back j
of four-cylinder construction pre- j
eludes the possibility of the steady
flow of power which makes a good j
six-cylinder car as flexible and con
stant in its pull as a steam engine.
The four-cylinder motor theoreti
cally applies power constantly to the
crank shaft. In actual practice there
is a gap between the power impulses
in every four-cylinder motor. This
gap Is caused by the waste in power
necessary to overcome friction Aid
the weight of moving parts.
In the "Six" there is no interval in
the power stream. The working
strokes of the six cylinders overlap.
In a complete revolution of the "Six"
motor, one piston begins its working
stroke before the prepedlng piston has
finished work. This means that power
is delivered constantly to the crank I
shaft. And constant, steady power and
proper balance of parts which makes
It possible means the elimination of
The result is that the six-cylinder
motor works easier than any "Four."
What is more, it wears longer because
the vibration in a "Four" is destruc
tive. It causes unusual wear on bear
ings and moving parts.
I don't mean to say that there is no
field for the four-cylinder car.
"Fours" are Just as good to-day—
probably better than they have been
n the past. In certain very light
types of cars It would be inadvisable
HAD BIG LUNCHEON
Members of the Nomad Motorcycle
Club met last night and ate a clam
soup supper prepared by Victory Har
lacker. Covers were placed for forty
members and guests.
1 Addresses were made by George
Derzon, representing the Federation
of American Motorcyclists, who talked
j on the good results from a State wide
. movement and by Josiah Starr. Five
• new members were elected.
TO FORM PEACE SOCIETY
Formation of a branch of the Inter
j national Peace Society will bo made
in this city, according to the plans of
Rabbi Charles J. Freund, of Ohev
Sholom Temple, who is a prominent
i member of the society. Other local
! people are members and It is planned
j to form these into a local society fol
! ture on peace to be given here June 5
I by Rabbi J. Leonard Levy.
Extra Heavy Casings, double
cure wrapped tread.
| SIZES I'ItICE
30x3 plain tread $7.86
j 30x3]/ 2 plain tread ... #10.28
i plain tread ... sll.lß
i 33x4 plain tread #15.73
j 34x4 plain tread $16.33
OTHER SIZES QVOTED OX
| These casings are manufac-
I tured by a large and reputable
factory and have been on the
market for several years, giving
i Will ship C. O. D., subject
I to examination.
THE TIRE MAN
I 80 SOUTH CAMERON ST.
Phone 455 R
A DEALER WANTED IN EACH
1-ton gasoline commercial cars.
Suitable for any business ..... $750
Stanley Steam Cars
Pleasure and Commercial.
11.354).0A to *2.500.00, fully equipped.
Equipped to burn kerosene.
Paul D. Messner
1113 OA.MKS STREET
1 Bell I'boiic.
-*! 1 -
HARRISBURG fe TELEGRXPH
to use anything but a four-cyllfuler
motor. Cars of this class ar«j not ex
pected to overcome the obstacles
which the larger, more powerful cars
ure expected to meet without hesita
But the fact remains that the slx
cyllnder principle has been proved
vastly superior to the four-cylinder !
principle, just as the four proved su- I
perior to the twin-cylinder motor. Just I
as the two-cylinder motor proved su- |
perior to the single cylinder motor.
The superiority of the "Six" does ;
not lie In the fact that it will travel 1
faster than a "Four," for this does
not necessarily hold, l'ractlcally any
"Four" will travel tis fast as anyone
wants to go or ought to go. It Is' not
that the "Six" will climb a hill any
faster, or will pull the weight of the •
car through any deeper inud.
But the "Six" will do all of these
things easier, with less wear and
on the machinery, with less effort 011
the part of the driver and with greater
comfort to the passongers than any
A well built six-cylinder car has the
flexibility of the turbine. It will crawl
at two miles an hour through crowded
traffic and pick up in just a few sec- t
onds to 25, 30, 40 or even 50 miles,
an hour without shifting gears.
A rightly designed six-cylinder mo- '
tor is so vlbrationless that even at I
high motor speeds it Is possible to |
balance a pencil 011 end on the 1
cylinder block. Such a wide range |
of speed and such entire absence of
vibration cannot be built into a|
. And actual tests have prived that a
"Six" rightly built costs less to own ,
than a "Four" of the same size and '
power. The presupposed high cost j
of a "Six" has been due to the fact
that "Sixes" and "Fours" haven't
been put on the same basis. It has'
been customary to compare a "Six" |
capable of developing 50 horsepower,
with a "Four" capable of developing 1
30 horsepower. This is obviously an I
I unfair comparison.
I Experience shows that the differ
ence in the cost of gasoline consumed
by a "Six" and a "Four" of approxi- 1
1 mately the same power amounts to
I only sl2 to sls in 10,000 miles of!
i driving. Compare this slight addl
| tional cost with the difference in cost
lof upkeep. The unceasing vlgration
: in a "Four" means costly repairs. One
adjustment of the connecting rod!
j bearings more than makes up for the
I difference in the cost of gasoline. A
"Six" which is so vibrationless that a
j pencil can be balanced on the running
' motor Is not pounding itself to pieces. ;
| There are years of extra service in
| the well built "Six" that cannot be l
j had In a "Four." So In the long run
It Is cheaper to own a "Six" than to
I own a "Four" of equal size and
These are the principal reasons
why 37 of the leading manufacturers
in the United States arc building
"Sixes" in ever increasing numbers.
The "Four" is gradually being drop
ped, just as the single cylinder and
the twin-cylinder motor have been
dropped. Next season there will be
an increasing number principle will
be confined, I am inclined to think,
almost entirely to the cheaper cars.
The man who spends 81,800 or over
for a car this season should certainly
buy a "Six." In purchasing a "Six"
he goes with the rising market. And
if he pays SI,SOO or more for a
"Four," he is buying against a declin
ing market. The dominant produc
tion of "Sixes" among the forty lead
ing makers in the country is proof
that this is true.
STMEY STHU CAR
Paul D. Messner's Exhibit the Only
Car in Show Not Using
Gas For Power
The Stanley steam car at the local
automobile show has received a liberal
share of attention. This is the only
car In the entire show that is not de
pendent on gasoline for motive power.
Throughout this section there are a
I great many owners of Stanley steam
' cars. The advocates of steam cars
! claim many advantages for this meth- ,
l od of propulsion. In hill climbing it
is said that a steam ear will pass any
. car on the grade, and the advocates
of steam claim it is easier on tires
because of a steady pulling motion. |
In favor of the steam propelled car, j
Charles A. Brown writes as follows in j
, the Horseless Age:
! "I am gratified to see the reviving
interest in steam cars of which the
letter from Mr. Prior in your issue
of July 2 Is an Indication. I
1 "The present gasoline automobile is
a marvel of ingenuity. It shows what 1
persistent inventive genius can do in j
; adopting a machine to a use for which
'it Is naturally unlit. A gasoline en- |
, gine is essentially and normally a |
! constant speed motor, which does not,
I start from a slate of rest, as every- i
i one knows. Hence, about the most 1
I inappropriate use to which it can be
! put is the running of a variable load
I variable speed device like an auto
| mobile, which has to stop and start
!at frequent intervals. Inventors have
i done wonders in the way of adapting
| this gasoline motor to a use to which
it is not normally fitted, but this has
been done at the expense of compli
, cation and the addition of devices'
such as the self-starter to overcome
the difficulties inherent in the gaso
"On the other hand, the steam en
gine, which has been the standard
prime motor for a century. Is par
ticularly well adapted to variable
j speed and variable load and, witli
-1 out the addition of any mechanical
arrangement, produces an infinite
i number of speeds from the lowest
speed up at a high power efficiency.
This makes steam the ideal power,
particularly for commercial vehicles.
| 'The greater economy of the Inter
nal combustion engine, in view of the i
much heavier construction of car and !
equipment that is necessary for gaso- j
line car, is a delusion. There is more !
saving in tire cost, due to the lighter '
weight of the steam car of equal per- '
formance, than the extra expense of I
the gnsoline required. Moreover,
there is no greater economy necessary |
in a gasoline car than in a steam car.
A modem heavy automobile equip
ped with all the accessories, includ
ing lighting and self-starting dynamo
and battery, is doing well to run at
an expenditure of eight miles to the
j gallon of gasoline. A steam car of
equal performance can do aa well or
1 better, and this leaves out of account
i the great Improvements In combus
tion which may be expected to be ap
plied to the steam generator,and which
have already been made practical In
certain lines, suclj as stoves and fur
j naces. I refer to the Bonecourt sur
face combustion process. The prac
tical advantages of steam are such
that, as is well known, one concern
most cons;erve.tlvely managed has
ben making a continuous success of
the steam car business, and the revlv-(
An After Consideration
It's not the first cost of an automobile that counts. It's the after cost.
That's why it does not pay to buy a poorly constructed machine. After a
year's use you begin to have an endless amount of expense. The material in a
low price car can no more stand wear and tear than can a poorly made and
cheap suit of clothes stand it. The Abbott-Detroit may cost you a little more
to commence with, BUT you have a car that is good for YEARS, NOT A
They are constructed of the finest material money can buy. They are
made to wear and give you HONEST returns for your money. They are
handsome in appearance. They have that TOUCH of refinement that can
not be found on lower price cars. They were conceded to be the finest look
ing and best constructed cars in the Harrisburg Show. They proudly uphold
the slogan, "NOT MADE TO UNDERSELL, BUT TO EXCEL. They
are made for people wanting INDIVIDUALITY SAFETY REFINE
They are sold by a DIRECT FACTORY BRANCH. YOU better inves
tigate, unless you want to cheat your-self. In addition to our regular line,
we have some remarkable values in used cars.
Give our service department a trial. It's all that can be desired.
106-108 S. SECOND ST., Harrisburg, Pa.
BELL PHONE 3593
ing interest in steam cars Is shown
by the article already referred to and
by other articles in technical papers
and by the fact that at least three
new concerns are now engaged in de- |
velopment of steam cars, and there j
are probably others of which I am |
GOVERNOR AT MUZZLE CLUB J
Governor Jonn K. Tener, Secretary
Walter H. Gaither, Executive Con- I
troller S. C. Todd, Mayor Royal and j
the members of City Council, District
Attorney M. E. Stroup and Mayor
Frank B. McClain. of Lancaster, to- j
sether with other prominent men, will j
| be guests at the beefsteak dinner of |
the Muzzle Club at the Harrisburg J
I Club at 7 o'clock to-night.
Cross Country j
$1,550 to $3,700
$925 to $1,490
| JEFFERY TRUCKS
1,500 and 2,000 Pounds
W. E. Garage Co.
Kelker and Lo?an Streets
The classiest 1914 Autocycle on
i the market. Many new features. It
will pay you to see it. Can be pur
chased to suit you. We also have
on hand new motorcycles from
$123.00 up, sold on weekly payments.
We also handle the highest grade
of Bicycles. Latest models. Sold
on weekly payments.
The only irotorcjrele to ittali
■ speed of 100 mllea ■■ hour.
Excelsior Cycle Co. I
1007-9 N. Third St.
The ual.r exclusive Motorcycle and ;
Hlejcle Store Is Central Pcina. j
MARCH 21, 1914.
Wait and See the
i TWOMBLY $395
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The Twombly undcrslung car will arrive the latter part of April.
The car that caused the biggest sensation at the New York Auto
Demonstration car will' arrive in a few weeks.
A real nutn for n small Drlce: four cylinders, self starter; electric
lights; wheelbase 100 inches; tread 38 Inches; tandem style; weight 600
lbs.; 15 H. P.; 40 miles on a gallon of gasoline; speed 50 miles.
Trostle and Mourer, dealers for Dauphin, Lebanon, Cumberland and
Perry counties. 4
(Salesroom at Alehrlng's garage, 983-939 Hose Ave.
TROSTLE & MOURER
Qll Q*3Q D.._ A.,« Xenr Sixth anil lion* Sts.
uoo-aoy rvose Ave. Me u i>hon<-
H After Visiting the Auto Show g
I v VISIT us H
S See Our Stock and Get Our H
H Prices on if
I Automobile and Motorcycle Tires 1
j|j Guaranteed Automobile Casings jj
tt 28x3 $9.60 33x4 $20.70 8
j|| 30x3 $10.30 34x4 $31.40 J|
,g 30x3 $13.80 35x4 $22.00 g
:S 32x3j4 $14.70 36x4 $22.80 XX
Zx All kinds of accessories carried in stock XX
1 E. MATHER CO. |
I 204 WALNUT ST. |
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