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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1013.
Colonel Lee Advances Fine Ar
guments Why Cars Should
Cone Into General Use.
! try and gives blm the mental and phys
' leal exercises of driving. Among his j
' business associates be gains in pree-1
jtlge; and the reeult of all of this air'
I and exercise is a good appetite, tet-,
ter digestion, better humor and better !
' "And the rest of the family benefit .
proportionately. A motor car enables !
' the wife and daughters to make Bocial j
I cells and to entertain without interfer-1
l ence 'with the usual household duties.
For the son, a motor car has the edu-
! C8tive value of understanding and car
ing for a wonderful piece of machin
ery. It means clean, open-air recrea-
, tion and decent enterta'nment In the
I company of other members of the fam-
1 "The man with a motor car lives a
j fuller life than if he did not have one.
And he gives fuller life to every mem-
br of bis family. A motor car means
for one just the same. He would pay
with discomfort and colds."
"The criticism that the automobile
Is mrely a luxury, so often beard In
tbe first, years of the Industry, hat
practically disappeared. Years of ser
vice, the only practical test, have
prcven the contrary," says Colonel
Robert E. l.e.
"Ferhaps the greatest benefit which
a motor car brinira to any nser Is the '
open air recreation. We all know that , mere experience, more sensations. Its
wo ought to go out of doors Into the 1 users do more things. They have
frh air and sunshine, but rooet of ua j wider Interests. Long life Is not a
do no' do It until we are ordered away ' question of years so much as It Is of
by a physician, unless we use a motor , experiences and accomplishments. And
c ar. A car probably takes every mem-1 yet motor cars are great factors In
ii-r of tfce family into the open air ! increasing the average span of any
more than any other agent one could , men's years, because they promote
nfn.n i health through outdoor life.
"TGlnk of the benefits to th head . "None oan deny that a motor car
of the family in going to and from ! brings the benefits I have named. They
i)i;siness in a car. Think how he gets I are self-evident results. Therefore, I
to the office each morning with the
sparkle of the sunshine and fresh air
in his blood and brain; how much
keener be is for the problema which
confront him. Then, too, a motor car
in a. great saving of time to the Wcal
ness man. He can make bis business
cannot see how the purchase of an
automobile can be called an extrava
gance. For, after all, the man who
baa not a motor car la paying for one
anyhow. He Is paying for it in the
time be loses that a car would save
him, In the opportunities that get
calls in about one-third the time that i away. In the fresh air and recreation
13 required by a atreet car or a hone that a car would gire and which he
ind buggy. With a motor oar he has j cannot deny himself except at his
always at his disposal a ready meant ! peril.
of entertainment for customers and "Whatever we really need we pay
business associate. The oar gives ! for whether we actually own It or not.
him more time away from hit business,
tiLables him to get out Into the ooun-
One might get along without an over
ooat In the winter, but he would pay
Factors That Help Make This
a Truly Great Car
Left Side Drive, Center Control. Instantaneous Locking Tire Carrier.
SU-cyi.nder long stroks motor. Tool boxes concealed In Running
Unit pow.r plant. g ,k M)halr Top T(jp Coyer Cur.
Special Lozier smokeless lubrlca- tains.
t'n- Ball-bearing transmission.
127' a Inch wheel base. Floating Type Ball-bearing Axle.
36x4',? Inch tire, demountable rims. Double enclosed Rear Brakes.
"Stream line" body designs, elim- Multiple Disc Clutch.
inatir.g the old projecting dash. Large Gasoline Pressure-Feed tank,
Cray S. Davis Electric Starter and with gauge.
Electric Lighting System. Full heavy nickeled trimmings.
Bosch Magneto. Dual Ignition. Electric Horn and Clock.
Wind Shield, built into body, ad- Robe Rail. Foot Hest and Folding
jus-able for ventilation or rain Luggage-Rack.
vnon. Corrugated Hard Rubber Steering
12-Inch Turkish Upholstery. Wheel and many other features
VVarner Speedometer. all on a par with these.
The "LIGHT SIX" Line
Montclalr, Five-passenger touring car $3,250
Falrmount, Two-passenger runabout with extra side seat $3,250
Metropolitan, Five passenger fully enclosed limousine $450
Coronado, Semi fore-door, Six-passenger limousine $4,450
Tourame. Three passenger coupe . $3,850
All built on the same chassis (Type 77).
IT'S A WONDERFUL CAR THIS LOZIER FOR $3,250.
HAWKEYE MOTOR CO.
MEINERT BROS., PROPRIETORS.
114 BRADY STREET, DAVENPORT. IOWA. PHONE NORTH 3665
Automobile licenses issued In the
state of Illinois have passed the 65,
The City hospital, St. Paul. Minn.,
has ordered a motor emergency ambu
lance. Toledo, Ohio, is to have a large show
next year In the Exposition building.
More floor space will be available.
-fKiring the 1911 season the Imports
of Italian automobiles to the United
States were valued at $186,748, aa
against $295,013 in 1910, and $674,666
Ottawa, Ohio, has received a $5,500
automobile fire truck. It Is TO horse
power, and capable of making 60 miles
an hour. It will carry l.noo feet of
hose and a dozen men.
The second annual northern Iowa
automobile show under the auspices of
the Ft. Dodge Dealers' association Is
to be held at the Armory Feb. 26 to
The Delaware Fire company of 'Wil
mington. Del., contemplates the pur
chase of a motor fire truck and has ap
pointed a committee to look into the
merits of the different makes.
More than 350,000 tons of asphalt,
were laid on the streets of Milwaukee
during the season of 1912, according
to the report of the commissioner of
! public works. Next year It is planned
to increase this by 50 per cent.
Pittsburgh chauffeurs, it ccems,
have been in the habit of shouting
their Intentions of turning, stopping
and reversing to the drivers of the
"car behind," Instead of employing
the more generally used arm signal.
The city fathers have tired of the
shouting and have incorporated in the
new ordinances which recently went
into effect a paragraph forbidding the
shouting of drivers to each o.ther. An
other rule in the new law limits the
: speed In the downtown section to 12
I miles an hour.
1 Things look good among the trl-city
; auto dealers. Already money is loosen
ing up. Sales are being recorded in one,
two. three order. This is to be a great
year among the automobile men. There
are to be some records smashed again.
I Everybody seems to be happy and
' when it comes to foot up the totals for
February, a pleasing balance will be
si own in favor of good trade.
O. J. Knorr, proprietor of the Knorr
I Automobile and Carriage palntshop,
is making preparations for a blgper
! n ason this year than ever before. Mr.
Knorr lias the largest and finest paint
: shop in the trl-cities. He has been for
the past two years located on the third
I floor of the new Klockau building. Six
teenth street and Fourth avenue. Prior
J to having a shop in tjie Klockau build-
ing, Mr. Knorr was connected with
! the Velie Auto company. He has in
jhia employ a number of able asslst
iants who are able to handle any kind
'of work pertaining t,o the painting of
j C. R. Carpenter, local agent for the
; Cadillac, with salesrooms on Nine-
! teenth street between First aud Second
j avenues, returned this morning from
I Chicago, w here he has been attending
the automobile show. Mr. Carpenter,
; who Is well known among the automo
j bile men in the tri-clties, has the
! agency for the Cadillac car in Rock
Island, Mercer, Henry and Warren
counties. Mr. Carpenter, in speaking
of the 1913 models of the Cadillac car,
said the one Cadillac chassis upon
FOR THE winter season we have just put into com
mission, in addition to the beautiful Abbott-Detroit
Limousine pictured above, a battery of closed cars,
which have just been repainted and overhauled in our
own shops, giving Rock Island and the Tri-Cities a taxi
and livery service of a metropolitan standard.
ALL CARS VACUUM CLEANED DAILY
Day. or Night
Call West 191
Harper House Station or Garage
1709 Third Avenue
u j j imp win 'j'1
1 gftjfn rftfi mitt
which seven styles of bodies may be
mounted is on the market for 1913,
aud although to external appearance
the motor presents the general Cadillac
features of design.
R. C. H. CARS IN SUMATRA
(Continued from Page Eight.)
Janssen expects to make a record of
fast-selling cars in the new territory.
"The last vestige bf prejudice
against the American cars has disap
peared," says Janssen. "It has been
clearly demonstrated that the moder
au priced ?ar would deliver the goods
as well as the high-priced machines
from Europe. Java is a beautiful
country for touring. It is possible to
go from one end of the island to the
ctber over perfect boulevard, built up"
dining the 300 years of European occu
pation. The residents of the island
are enthusiastic for going from one
pan. of the island to the other by auto,
while the fact that there are hundreds
of points of interest to be visited also
do much to encourage touring."
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Automobile & Carriage
321-326 Sixteenth St.
Over Klockau Auto and Carriage Co.
Rock Island, 111.
cano Brothers give a picturesque and
hazardous exhibition of battle axe jug
gling. Al Rayno brings a troupe of
CAPTAIN AMUNDSEN'S LECTURE.
Captain Roald Amundsen, discoverer
of the South pole, will deliver bin il
lustrated lecture on bis scientific
achievement at the Ltavenport col
iseum Wednesday evening, Feb. 12. It
war a veny thrilling moment in the
world's history when five hardy Scan
dinavian explorers raifaed the flag of
Norway upon the southernmost ex
tremity of the earth, one can vague
ly Imagine the elation of Captain
Amundsen and his men who had brav
ed the terrors of the Antarctic barrier,
the bitter cold, the yawning crevasses
and the perilous, trainees mountains,
that they might complete the conquest
of the earth. The world knows the
essential facta of the discovery, but it
is a gTeat privilege to present to
American audiences the leader and
here of this history-making expedition,
who will tell the thrilling Story of tb.
dash for the world's last unknown
place; and recount the feelings of Joy.
j In this supreme hour of glory, as tbey -j
tore aside the veil of mystery and .
' one of earth's secrets ceased to exist.
All the news all the time The Argus.
Light weight is what eighty per cent of the people who
buy automobiles are lookiny for. The Franklin Six "38"
is the only light weight car of its sue. This means that
it costs the least to run, is easiest to handle, rides easier
and is easier on tires.
Entz Electric Starter
A self starter with big and distinctive advantages
Operated toy the same switch that controls the
Start the erf-lne nd keeps It runalcg the en
gine doe not stall.
PRICES FRANKLIN SIX-"38"
7 passariQsr touring MJM S paaeengsr toresdo $3,600
7 pasaenger Umousint . . . S4,S60 4 pssatnger touring ... f.S.600
DENNES KUTTLER MACHINE CO.
Phons West 1747. 2412 Srd Ave, Reek Island, III.
Some of the reasons why
Are "The Best Made tires
on the market today.
1st. Because only the choicest raw materials are U6ed in their
2nd. Because hand made under careful supervision.
3rd. Because one cure In open heat completes the process, insuring
4th. Because tbey give greater mileage than any other tire on the
6th. Because the Acme Rubber Manufacturing company has yet to
have an "ACME RED LETTER TIRE" to blow out, except from
puncture or other injury.
The inner coating of robber in this tire keeps out all moisture and
prevents the fibre from" rotting.
It baa an extra layer of f bre near the cushion that acts as a ahock
It is made of only two compounds while other tires axe made from
four to alz different compounds.
It has more rubber in the TREAD than other tirss.
A Large Section of This Tire Can Be Seen at the
Tri-City Auto Supply Co
vv c vv an l lu i'lanc ixuuiii iui vix
Big Shipment of CARS
S1I Nineteenth Street.
Reek Island, III,
"LOOK FOR THE BIG RED TIRE"
THE MAXWELL DETROIT, 35 H. P.
THE ABBOTT DETROIT, 40 AND 50 H. P.
THE PAIGE DETROIT 38 H. P.
and out lateit sensation
The Imperial 40 and 50 H P
Have on hand at present two MaxweDs, 40 H. P., five passenger touring cars; two
Maxwells, 30 H. P.; three Maxwell Eoaisters, 22 H. P. Other bargains in Becond hand
cars; good condition.
If you have an idea of buying a car elsewhere first, then come and see these bar
gains; you will then be convinced as this means a general clean up.
COUNTY MERCANTILE CO.
Phone 923. Distributors
James O'Connor, Sales Manager. Fourth and Ripley Streets Davenport, Iowa.