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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1913
,1??- U Vf. d&SSt PSS3ron Twft&l have exhibits at the fourth annual
Vi ?ilta-Z? X VV- SS!-"'$rS g5(V. automobile show held at the CoUseum
"ti vn V ''-''SPPSSJrmS3m' iMll T&ttlfc In DaTenport from Feb. 19 to 22:
m' iVf '3. . SttriScT&riSi JfstvX 1IT- Dennes-Kuttler Machine company.
'il W If' 1 ttt-tKr Horit ft Strleter, Teggy-Dou Sales
)S fj, 7" ' p- ' ' jSi tF comP&nJr' and th0 Trevor & Snider
Strayer and Dee, local agents for
the Havers "Blx," predict a big auto
mobile business for 1913. "The outlook
is excellent," Mr. Strayer stated to an
Argus representative. Strayer and Dee
are now located in their new quarters,
1612-1614 Third avenue.
CAUSE OF LEATHER FAMINE
PLAN AUTO SHOW
Will Be Held Feb. 19, 2 0, 21
and 22 Local Companies
to Exhibit Oar 8.
plays. Large attendances are expect ! Tr!-City day. Band concerts will be
ed each day of the show and it is an j given each afternoon and evening,
assured fact that delegations will at- j with an added feature for either Fri
tend from Monmouth, Geneseo, Gales- j day or Saturday night,
burg and other smali towns within a The decoration committee, which is
radious of 75 miles. Louis A. De
Arraand of Davenport has been ap
pointed director of publicity.
composed of Messrs. Buck, Newman
and Ilorst, promises that nothing will
be left undone that will add to the
The special days will be: Wednee-I attractiveness of the hall. O. F. Bur-
users of cars in the tri-clties this sea
son there will be a big demand for
tires. Although Mr. Sala will not
have an exhibit at the Tri-City auto
show, he is figuring on making a dis
play room at his store.
Louis Otto, manager of the Union
Motpr Car company in Davenport, is
day, Iowa day; Thursday, Illinois day; metster of Davenport has been named i receiving new cars almost daily at
i-riaay, society aay. ana saiuraay, as show manager.
Pirns for the automobile show
which will be held la Davenport Fab.
1, 20, 21 aad 22. at the Coliseum,
are praottoally completed. The show
which will be given under the direct
supervision of the Trl-Clty Auto
Trades association, promises to be
one of the best ever held In this sec
tion of the country. The Yeggy-Don
Sales company, Trevor A Snider
Itrift, Horst Stricter garage and
the Dennss-Kutler Machine company,
all of Rock Island, will be among
some of those who will have cars on
Thar will be over 26 exhibitors on
the main floor and In the cafe room.
All spaces have been allotted and ar
rangements made for making the din-
Gossip Among Automobile Dealers
his salesrooms on West Third street.
Mr. Otto, in speaking to an Argus
representative about the Oldsmobile
for l&lo, states that "there is a Tiew
light 'six' Oldsmobile introduced for
1913. It incorporates a 40 to 50-horse
power motor, electric starting and
lighting, a 30-gallon gasoline tank
mounted on t,he rear, a one-piece ad
Meinert Bros., proprietors of the I of three, while the large Lor.ier motor
Hawkeye Motor Co., 114 Brady street, (has T head cylinders cast, in, pairs."
Davenport, entertain bright prospects; Mr. Meinert stated also that the justable glass front and full equlp-
ror tue coming season, iney nave t ue wheel base is 127. o inches, as compar- ment. including a motor driven tire
agency for the Ixzier car. Mr. Mein-ed with 130 inches in the other Lozier pump." Furthermore, Mr. Otto stated
ert, in speaking of the 1913 mode! of model. j "that in addition to thia car, the four-
the Lozler, said: "The I-ozier 'Six,' j cylinder Defender will be the only
which has been Introduced this season, j F. A. Sala, general manager of the I ether model to be made for the corn
is radically different in many respects Tri-City Auto Supply company. Slicing season. The mode'. 4. cr 'little
from the other model produced by the ; Nineteenth street, liock Island, hasjsix,' is (he ?n',y entirely new raodt;l of
fzier company. Besides having a ' j.:;, returned home from Chicago j the Oldsmobile. while the other three
unit power plant, and a motor of which j where hlias been attending the auto- jare put out under the 1ST 3 date, only
the strike bore ratio is 1.52, the chassis i mobile show. Mr. Sala. who has the j minor changes have been found neces-
invoives otner reatures wnicn are new local agency ror the Acme tires, pre
to the Iozier practice. The cylinders j diets that this will he a banner year in
are of the I, head type cast in blocks 1 the tire li'.ie as there are o many new-
cars. During the season just past the
company built more than 75,000 cars.
More than 150,000 animals were skin
ned to furnish hides for this company
"This year the company, has made
preparation to build 200,000 oars. Then
an even 400,000 animals will have to
devote their skins before the manufac
turing season closes. If the demand
for hides continues to mount with the
outputs of the automobile factories,
there may come a time when It will
pay to raise cattle for their skins alone
some of the automobile builders say
jestingly. But In the jest there is food
for serious thought.
"In connection with the upholster
ing of a car there Is another problem
which eventually may become serious
that of supplying the hair for stuffing
the Interior of the cushions and backs.
As an example of Just what the de
mand is, the requirements of the Ford
company will again furnish a good
"Tho upholstering In every car conr
tains 30 pounds of hair. Accordingly,
it will take 6,000,000 pounds or 8,000
tons of hair for the upholstering of
this company's output during tho sea
Bon of 1912-1913."
Two Hides Used on Every Ford Car
Company Requires 200,000 Yearly.
If the automobile Industry con
tinues to grow during the coming de
cade, with the rapidity it has during
the last, someone must come forward
with a good substitute for leather for
use in car upholstering, according to
N. A. Hawkins, commercial manager
of the Ford company.
"Already those high in the motor
car world are beginning to concern
themselves with this problem. As the
years pass and the big automobile fac
tories double and treble their outputs
and consequently use more and more If troubled with indigestion, const!-
lenther, the probabilities of a possible j patlon, no appetite or feel bilious, give
shortage grow Imminent," he said. Ct'amberlaln's Stomach and Liver tab
"It takes approximately two hides lets a trial and you will be pleased
to furnish the leather for the uphol- .with the result. These tablets invlg
R. 0. H. CARS
Stand the Strain of Rough
Usage and Severe Conditions
in Foreign Lands.
sttrlng In one Ford car. Think what
this means. The skins of four head of
cattle are needed to upholster two
uiaio Lll C oiviiiav.il auv 1 1 , v i 11 .1
strengthen the digestion. Sold by all
Prejudice against American-built
machines disappear as cars make good
and foreigners like the motors better
every year. According to P. J. Jans
sen of Samarang, Java, who Is at the
present time In America making a
thorough study of the American-made
motor car and the American car con
ditions of the European automobile
trade, the trend Is rapidly going for
the American cars of moderate price.
Our manufacturers are demonstrating
constantly that the American cars of
moderate price will stand up under
tho most severe conditions and are
gradually gaining more ground in the
foreign countries In Java and other
islands of the Dutch East Indies.
While here JansBen was on the look
out for a car that would meet the
demands of the needs of Java, Sumat
ra and other places and has closed
with the R.-C.-H. corporation for ex
clusive selling right in Holland's south
seas territory. There will be an im
mediate shipment of these cars and
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111 !&-.-. AWaGit?: iiirttl''
JUST ARRIVED CARLOAD OF 1913
Models 40 and 5?
Heady for inspection at our show rooms. On Feb. 3rd a car load of
will arrive to meet with your approval.
Phone 3875 LOUIS OTTO, Manager
527-531 WEST THIRD STREET
5a i Q rfiS'
The Dennes-Kuttler Machine com
pany of this city will have a $10,000
exhibit at the Tri-clty automobile
show at, the Coliseum, Davenport, the
iatter part of this month. The Dennes
Kuttler Va-iui'.? o'np:iii7 ras taken
over the agency for the Franklin and
iiie Marathon cars. The same Frank- j
.1:1 exhibit that is at she Coliseum in I
Chicago this week will be sent down
to the show here. It will consist of j
,vo models of the touring car and a !
i ranklin motor. The motor exhibit
will be a novelty, in that it will be '
shown mounted in a glass case, being
run by a self starter. The motor has
nrild nlotH tHmmiTiPB qi-iH la rertoinlv
a wonderful piece of work. A five- '
passenger touring car wl also be
James T. O'Connor, manager of the
automobile department of the Scott
Mercantile company, at Fourth and (
Ripley street. Davenport, states that
conditions could not look brighter.
Mr. O'Connor, who has the agency for
the Maxwell, Abbott Detroit, and the
Paige-Detroit-Imperial, reports that he
oks forward to a very successful
season and predicts a record-breaking
business. Mr. O'Connor, in speaking
of the Paige, for which he has the ii
agency, taid: "The Paige 36 is a new IS:
feature in the line of the company for ;
1913. It involves a left drive, electric
starting and lighting, an X-block motor. -which
is a unit power plant, and other f-
features cf a modern nature. The
Paige 25, which was on the market
last year, has been continued with no
changes in construction, a little more
expensive equipment being added."
W. C. Totten of the Totten Auto
company, local agents for the Abbott
Detroit and the R, C. H. cars, Is very
enthusiastic over the business outlook
for the coming season. In the 1913
models of the R. C. H., little changes
in constructional details has been
made, the principal Innovation being
' the introduction or the long wheel base
roadster. Full equipment Is the slogan
of the Ft. H. C. company and nothing
has been spared m doing everything
pousible la tUU way for the new line.
There are two Abbott. Detroit on the
market for 1&13. These are the 41-5u.
which Is practically unchanged from
last year, and the 34-4. which is a
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I The, Standard of the World
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The folic wins Icxal dealers will I F
This in a word i3 "The Story of the Cadillac' Since the in
ception of the industry the Cadillac has become increasingly
the criterion of excellence in practical construction. Each year
the public looks to the Cadillac for that which represents the
real progress in the development of the motor car; not for fad3,
not for features whose value ends in their utility as "talking
points"; not features which are here today and gone tomor
row; but features which are practical and features which mark
real and substantial advancement.
I We are now showing the 1913 Torpedo and the five-passenger
Cadillac on our salesroom flcor. You are invited to call
and inspect them.
TELEPHONE WEST 1806.
The Cadillac Auto Agency
C. R. CARPENTER, MGR.
One-hall block north of Harper House, east side Nineteenth street.