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Unequaled In the Recent Endurance Contest, May 15, 1909. 0O0 COLUMBIA, MARK 48?ROADSTER TOY TONNEAU A light, snappy car famed for its speed, reliability and smoothness of running. The handsomest roadster built The only car to finish which had already covered 10,000 miles without overhauling. This shows it to be a DURABLE CAR. The only touring car to finish with out tire trouble of any sort, showing it to be ECONOMICAL ON TIRE WEAR. The only car to finish without road penalties, due to tardiness or adjustments, showing it to be a RELIABLE CAR. The only touring car on the run in which no member of the party, driver, observer or mechanic, was called upon for any work of any sort, showing it to be the ideal car FOR A PLEASURE TRIP over any kind of road. If you want evidence of the economy, durability, roadability and general sturdi ness of a car, what more could be offered? This car, entered and DRIVEN BY ITS OWNER, after a year's use with out overhauling, went through this gruel ing test, in which no car of its class made a perfect score; was at every con trol AHEAD OF TIME; had no ad justments; had no tire trouble; was with out defect at the finish and has had no adjustments since. The question of scores is in contro versy. The facts, however, as above outlined can be established in detail and prove that now, as in the past four sea sons, the MARK 48 COLUMBIA LEADS IN THE QUALITIES THAT COUNT. LET US DEMONSTRATE. 0O0 DUPONT GARAGE CO, 2020 M Strut N.W. Phone N. 5141. NOW that the indoor social sea son is about over. members of the social colony are Riving consideration to the seashore and suburban villas. When Congress adjourns many of the members will return to their homes in their auto mobiles, touring the country en route at leisure. Naturally the interest of autoists cen ters about the White House, -which for the first time is equipped with horseless ve hicles. Mrs. Taft has an electric vehicle. The White House tars are finished in dark blue with a russet door panel and a narrow stripe of the same color fol lowing the lines of the molding. * * * With the withdrawal of Packard car No. 4, as the result of being penalized in the reliability contest of a week ago, causing a tie with Matheson car Xo. i:l. the controversy is practically at an end and during this week the trophies will be awarded. The pifsentations will be made by President William D. West at the clubhouse of the Automobile Club of Washington on Georgia avenue. The Packard car came through with a clean score, while the Matheson was penalized four points at the conclusion enjoyed an all-day trip to Frederick, Md.. last Sunday in Mr. Gordon's Oldsmobile touring car. The party arrived at Rtdge vil'.e, Md., about 1:30 o'clock, where a stop was made for dinner. After a short rest the trip to Frederick was resumed. Washington was reached Sunday evening. In the party were Mr. and Mrs. Fulton R. Gordon, Mrs. C. S. Hart and Frank W. Hart. Mr. Gordon is a member of the Automobile Club of Washington and was one of the judges in the recent re liability contest. * * * Onp of the first roads to be improved in Carroll county will be the old na tional turnpike from Raltlmore to Freder ick, via Rldgeville, Md. Arrangements are now being made for the purchase of the pike, and when it is taken over by the state in its entirety -ill of the toll gates along the line will be abolish ed. The toll from Baltimore to Ridxe ville now amounts to $1.25 round trip. * * * Mr. and Mr?. Charles E. Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. Howard , Fisk, in a Pullman '-!<>. toured through the state of Maryland last Sunday. After spending Saturday night at Catonsvllle. Md.. a start was made early Sunday morning, the route being night's stop will he at Willlamsport, a distance of 130 miles from Philadelphia. 'The uecond day's journey will he to Johnstown, 143 miles. The third control will h? in the Smoky city, which Is sev enty-five miles farther away. On th? re turn the first night's stop will he at Lew istown, 165 miles. Tlie run of 165 miles to Philadelphia will conclude the trip. The total distance is 725 miles. w * * An unusual performance for a motor cyclist occurred last week during the re liability run, when G. S. Herryman, on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, kept pace with the pilot car the entire distance of 165 miles, lie left about 5:30 last Satur day morning arriving at 3:46 In the after noon in exce'lcnt condition. He led the automobiles into Waynesboro, the first peg of the journey, and would have ar rived ahead of the bunch had he not lost his way near Hagerstown, when he went ten miles off the course. , * * * Cincinnati dealers are planning to set apart a week for the disposal of all of their second-hand cars. A taxlcab company with $25,Of>o capital has been incorporated at Portland, Ore. More than $110.<*)0 has been collected In SOME PROMINENT PEOPLE SEEN MOTORING IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL | ? r v- V ? m ? r # ?? r ^ waej?bw jpeialce,? (aiwontokmeje oe.nator ? kayrrnwaykoiemr.p andld P ' ,ixs&rw iW\^ .'?V ?'?:??? C-T- ?i>'???*? wWwHti-ffc >/iv>A*AvX<?<vduiii? ' The. 6wtdwhtllnlite.i2.,i/lme. lagilrcbaktz And daxtchteir TH^PEiR^lAI^TltNI^TRR Oe-INT Horttl-zaK-ham AtstdTortce-r Turkish HlNldTBLR MjLHEjMaP ALI ?>E/T of the technical committee's examination. ! Later a protest was filed by the owner of-the Matheson car, which was followed by the contest committee penalizing c.ie Packard car four points also. The L.ut trell Company decided to withdraw the Packard. s<> the Matheson car will re ceive the Washington Post trophy for the best score In class A. In class B the Buick car No. 10 will receive The Even ing Star cup for the best score in that class and also the Automobile Club of Washington trophy for the car unishing with the most perfect score in any of the three classes. In class C. Ford car Nu, ?> will be awarded the Washington Times cup. * * * C. S. Johnston of New Haven. Conn., who spent several weeks In this city, left yesterday morning with a party of friends in a sixty-horsepower Conti nental touring car for New York city. The start was made at t? o'clock in the morning, over the Washington-Bali.more boulevard. The journey was resumed this morning from Philadelphia, and two days will be spent in New York, after which the run to New Haven will he made. Those in the party .nclude Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Jounston of New ilaven, Mrs. Raymond von Palmenberg ot New York and Smitli Hempstone of this city. w * # Messrs. John A. I-utz. John J. Fister and A. H. Gait returned a few days ago from a tour through Maryland in a new Mora touring car. They found the roads very dusty, due to the lack of rain, between Olney and Potomac. They are probably in a better condition now alter the rain of the past two uays. ? * * C. FrcS Cook of this city, Deltus M. Ed wards of New York and Clifton V. Edwards, also of New York, in Mr. Ed wards' 15WD Fiat IS, recently made the run from New York to the National Capital. The start was from the l.'IOth street ferry. New York, at 7 o'clock a.m., and Baltimore was reached early in the evening of the same day?a distance of miles. The trip from New York to Washington could have been made easily in one day, but the party, not bfing in a hurry, stopped two hours In Philadelphia and mor? than an hour in Wilmington. No trouble of any sort was experienced. The route from Philadelphia was by way of Chester, Wilmington, Newark, Del.; Elkton, Md.: Perryville, Havre de Grace. Belair, Baltimore and 1-aurel. i^ater in the week Deltus M. Edwards and Thom as H. Sheridan of this city made the trip to Philadelphia and return. From New York to Phi adelphi* and on to Wilmington the roads were in excellent condition; between Wilmington and New ark. tine macadam; from Newark to E!k ton, dirt roads filled with ruts, and from Elkton to Perryville, dirt and miles of sand; cross the Susquehanna on ferry boat; from Havre de Grace to Belair, fine stretch of macadam; from Belair to Bal timore, o!d pike,' rough and full of deep holes into Baltimore; from Baltimore to Washington, half of the new macadam road is in magnificent condition and smooth a* a table, but the other sections are full of mud holes from ten to eigh teen inches deep. + * ? Fulton R. Gordon and * party of friends Baltimore to Relay, to Ellicott City, to RidKeville, for dinner. There tliey were joined by Mr, Hizer and family of Bal timore in a Winton touting car. The two oars returned over the Frederick pike to Kllicott City, from which point they headed for Reisterstown, returning via Pikesville and Baltimore. The remainder of the evening was devoted to touring the suburbs of Baltimore. * * * A number of members of the Automo bile Club of Washington are planning trips for Decoration day. Several of the enthusiasts will take a flying trip over the roads to Atlantic City, while others will take a spin dawn the Shenandoah valley lor about three days. * ? Among the unfortunates in the reliabil ity contest last week was Horace C. Chandlee, the treasurer of the Automo bile Club of Washington. In company with William D. West, president of the club, lie acted as pilot with his Stanley steamer, starting at 4 o'clock, an hour In advance of the contestants. While cross ing the car tracks a jolt disoonnected his water gauge. ye continued as far as Rockville. but, not wishing to run any chances of the boiler exploding, halted. Piesident West shifted his flag to the Hist car reaching him. In the meantime Mr. Chandlee made the necessary repairs cit'ter sending to Washington, and at 'J o'clock proceeded over the course 011 schedule time, lie wound up at the club house in tine condition, after a delightful trip. He Is figuring on making a two day trip of it later on. * * * T. B. Spence and W. B. McBurney took a flying trip to Brandywine, Md.. a few days ago. Mr. McBurney came down from the Matheson factory and drove Matheson car No. in. lie recently par ticipated in the three-day endurance run at Wilkesbarre, Pa. In addition to being an electrical engineer, he holds high hon ors as a civil engineer. * * * An innovation in endurance runs will be a tire and rim competition tour in the Catskill mountains and the Berkshire hills, New York, June 12, 13 and 14. Ob servers will be allowed by the entrants, who will report on the condition of the tires, especially as to bloW-outs and punc tures. It is the first event of its kind in this country and the outcome will be watched with interest. It will include all the trials given to tires in general tour ing. * \ * * Harry ftrme Journeyed over part of the course of the reliability contest during the past week with his family. The trip was made in a Ford touring car of the six-cylinder type. It was made as far as Emmitsburg, returning via Frederick, Md. The trip occupied two days. * * * The Quaker City Motor Club has ar ranged the itinerary of its endurance run from Philadelphia to Pittsburg and re turn, which will start June 14. The first motoring fees by tlie state of New Jer sey since January 1. TIi? Pottstown (Pa.) Motor Club, al though organized only a year, now has more than 100 members. A touring competition, to be held July lo and 14. is being organized by the East German Automobile Club of Konlgsbutg. The work of erecting danger and direc tion signs on the roads In central Ohio has been started by the Columbus Auto mobile Club. A permanent organization has been ef fected by tne chauffeurs of Kansas City. Mo., under the name Automobile Mechan ics' Association. The newly organized motor club of Chester. Pa., which now has sixty-five members, has joined the Pennsylvania State Motor Federation. Hundreds of big automobiles with sol diers as drivers assisted the French gov ernment during the big strike of postal employes, when the railway mail service was tied up. Professional chauffeurs of Philadelphia have begun a movement to have the mayor name three or four special auto mobile detectives to halt joy riding. * * * Personally conducted touring parties un der the management of a motor car man ufacturing concern are being organized in several sections of the country. A motorist in England who has kept an accurate record says that in the two years he has driven 10,109 miles at a total cost of ?512.34, which works out $0.0506 per mile. The Hermitage Automobile Club of Nashville, Tenn., and the Tampa Auto mobile Club of Tampa, Fla., have been elected as unfederated club members in the A. A. A. The annual contest for tl\e greatest mile age attained by members has been in augurated by the Dong Island Motor Club. A cup will be awarded the winner when the contest closes, November 1. The authorities of Hammond. Ind., have installed a water gun with a ti.ree-inch nozzle which will be trained on motor speeders who refuse to stop when or dered to by the police. Gov. Pcnnewill of Delaware will deceive th? members of the Delaware Automo bile Association at the southern termi nus of their 100-inile run to be held May le Hit *Ut ^ SK-^-Nfc dkAlfclit .-^.^ ^ ^ &Mjfc n &. |H@FeItIs! Car No 1 One of the two cars to make perfect technical scores in the Washington Reliability Contest May 15, 1909. 8 - * % 1 1 I * 3 a ii Clhiaimers=Detroit?30 ITS position at the start was due to accident, but not so with its position at the finish. That was due to DESIGN-? ENGINE DESIGN, MATERIAL and WORKMANSHIP. Only two more left, and one of these goes to our Bal timore house if not sold in Washington before shipment frpm factory. You can get one if you speak NOW?tomorrow may be TOO LATE. 1315 New York Avenue. titmmmw m mmmmwmmm mm mm m t w- wt m m mv w mm r* ? To INCREASE Tire Mileage All things being equal the mileage Is wonder fully Increased and troubles correspondingly re duced by using larger tiros. Moist automobillats harp now found this out. Whore 3-lncb tires of a certain site will last 4.001 or 5.00ft miles with a liberal sprinkling of trouble It haft been found tlru?* and again that 4 inch tires of the same size will carry the SAME CAR, under the same conditions of road and load, from 8.000 to 10,000 mllea. often without a SINGLE PI'NCTIRE. Which leads up to a point that many motorists are still unfamiliar with?that EVERY GOODTEAR QUICK DETACHABLE >vYf TIRES AI TO TIRE IS 15 PER CENT OVERSIZE. Which means that each 4-Inch Goodyear Quick Detachable Tire in ALMOST *V? INCHES?other sires In proportion. This overslse feature will enable y<m to fet mors miles out of a tire thsn you have ever thought possible, and will pra< tlcally eliminate punctures and blow-outs at tb* aamo time. No change in rims la needed--*? alterations of any kind required. Simply buv a Ooorlyesr Quick Detachable of the aire your car la equipped to carry. The tire will be full IS p?>r cent larger than you can aecure In ANY OTHER TIRE SOL.D FtIR THE SAME SIZE. Mileage will be INCREASED by ftr more than ir> per cent-trouble will be DECRBISED by far ?<>re than 15 per ?-ent- and the original price of fJoodyear Quick Detachable Tlrca?all ov?-rat*e - la but slightly In advance of ordinary tires, which are all smaller. We urge you to rail at your convenience and make comparisons and st the same time consider some facta and tlgurpa of vital interest to the mau who paya the tire bill. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Local Branch, 102(1 Connecticut avc. Local Arcnpy. Rudolph A West Co., 13S2 Sew York ave. n.w. Electric Light, An Electric Fan and An Interesting Book Form a combination that la very conducive to summer comfort and enjoyment. One'a home ahould naturally be a place of freedom and ease. Those residents of Washington who are compelled by bnalneaa or other cares to remala at home should arrange for the nse of electric lighting service aad for an electrle fnn now. Then hot, humid nights will not be wakeful ones nnd sultry even ings can be pleasaatly speat. Potomac Electric Power Co, 213 14th Street N.W. 2H. The members will dccorate their cars for the orcasion. The organization of tiie Century Motor Club of Philadelphia has been completed. The club is an outgrowth of the old Century Wheelmen, and will occupy the fine clubhouse of that organization. * * * From San Francisco to Portland, Me., and then back to the Pacific coast by way of the northern route to Seattle, is an automobile trip to be made this summer by Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Lattleficld of Oak land, Cal. The roads in the coast roads to the eastward of Algiers are even superior to those of France, according to Colgate Hoyt, former president of the A. C. A., who recently returned from a tour of northern Africa. One of the topics for discussion at the convention of the International Associa tion of Accident Underwriters at Niagara Falls in July will be the automobile haz ard. which is growing in seriousness. If a bearing should become hot the best and simplest way to cool it is to pour water on it until quite cool and then lubricate well before running again. Tn new cars the bearings are very apt to run hot. Kenton, Ohio, now has an automobile club with nlnety-flve charter member*, and a motoring organization has been formed at Rlpon. Wis., the college city on Green I<ake. where many Chicago and eastern men have summer homes. Judging from the requests pouring hi for entry blanks, the annual Independence day meet of the Motor Club of Wildwood, N. J., will be the most successful yet held at that Atlantic coast resort. The beach is already being put in condition for the contest. * * * Active work has been begun by the newly organized Iowa State Automobile Association looking to the formation of more local motor clubs in the cities of that state. The chartered cities of the organization are Council Bluffs, Mason City, Sioux City anfl Marshalltown. Mrs. Alice R. Ratnsev of Hackettsack. N. J., Is preparing to start on her trans continental tour June it. She is confident of reaching San Francisco by July 15. and expects to drive and repair her car unaided by man the entire distance Three other women will accompany her Charles Klein, the playwright, is tell ing of how he enjoyed a taxlcab ride from London to Kdlnburgh. lie ea> s while in London. feeling h bit bla**. he (Continued on Third Page.) STRANDED IN A DESERT. The crew of the pathfinding car on the Denver to Mexico City trip experienced one of the roughest tours that lias yet fallen to the lot of American automo* bilists. Stranded in a desert forty-six miles from a railway, the crew of the car remained forty-eight hours suffering from hunger and thirst. The stranded crew on the desert of Cresta Blanca are watch in* anxiously for relief after two days of waiting. Billy Knipper is looking into the distance for McCarton and Howard, who were long overdue.