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We Desire to Announce That We Are Now SOLE DISTRIBUTERS for Fisk rr\? Tires GUARANTEED 4,000 MILES We now carry the most complete stock of tires in the city. We have the best equipped vulcan izing plant in town with a factory ex pert in charge. Let us quote you prices on oils, greases, soaps, etc. Prices Reasonable?Work Guaranteed OPEN SUNDAYS Washington Auto Supply Co., Inc. 1227 New York Ave. N.W. Tel. Main 500 ninnxi xt ???????????????????????????<?????????????????????????????????????????? The Advantages of Owning an Elmore ? VERY one is interested in the silent valveless Elmore. It is at* topic of conversation wherever motorists congregate. But in|* this advertisement we want to show you definitely how it is tog YOUR ADVANTAGE to own one. Here are the three points to|| ^consider: First?What the JLlmore valveless motor does for you by way of reducing run ning expense and upkeep cost. Second?How its simplicity and freedom from con tinual overhauling and attention makes it a source of constant pleasure to the owner. Third?What it means to have perfect running qualities, hacked by simple, even driving power. The best way to illustrate these points is to take you with us in an Eljnore and explain, as we go along, the featurs that have developed in Elmore owners during a dozen years a pride of ownership based on the utmost in comfort, convenience, ease and economy. ?o So let us assume that you are taking your first ride It. an Elmore. Start the engine and throv tn the clutch. Starting low g*nr. you experience an exhilarating filing which ti ids expression in an ap proving irrin *1 en you shift from first to .u.t >i-?-e<l fir you are now learning for t lie first tiiue vrbat even running really means. %*D Hl.RIVS WHY In the ordinary poppet TaWe motor, either f?>i?r or six cylinder, only every fourth Im pulse of the piston is a power Impulse. \\ uh the valveless Elmore motor, etrery ? ?th. r motor imptils*- in a j?>wer Impulse. One l??*er liui>ul*c follows t^e other no closely as to overlap an*1 renew the energy trans mitted to the rear wheels l?efore thie previ ous lmp?l?* Is exhausted. When the power impulses do not overlap, the ojieration of the motor Is naturally "Jumpy." But the continuous |?mer impulses of the. Elmore motor insure even revolutions of the shaft that result tn a smoothness of operation obtainable in uo other way. Think it over. The hill Just ahead of us is long and steep. l?on't shift gears or rare at it. for It is not necessary. Kven If you are running on third speed forward, even though the road be cut up. aandy. muddy or covered with snow, you take It smoothly and without strain. THE REASON FOR IT The ordinary poppet-valve motor should do the same tf properly tuned to its mail muni efficiency, and If the SO to 160 parts connected with Its valves and their actuat ing mechanism are working properly. But these delicate parts, coniitantly sub jected to the Jar and strain attendant uism the o|ieratlon of the motor, are seldom in perfect co-ordination. And a variation of one two-tanndredtli of n second in their work means trouble. tttr> of repair bills are for "grinding and adjusting" valves. of car trouble Is due to defective or worn valve parts. In the Klmore valve less motor fuel distribution Is accomplished by a rotary gas distributer which Is Isjund to co-ordinate perfectly with the cylinders. Nothing to get out of order, hence* no loss of power. We are getting hack Into town and there seems to lie a lot of traffic on the streets. Right here Is where another Elmore char acteristic Is apparent. Just see how slowly you can crawl along on "high." Delight ful feeling when you are not compelled to shift gears constantly. 99 "All the Pleasure Without the Annoyances That ?-overs every phase of Elmore ownership. Kv actual test, you will find that for fuel Elmore mileage costs about what the ordti trv automobile mile co.-ts. For repairs, truthfully-next to nothing. For lost time-one Elmore owner drove his car over a year without knowing where the spark plugs were. Sot much wrong with bis motor. Didn't know much al*out a motor either, but "like eterytssty else, lie got a car to ride in?not H> tinker with. Constantly Improving a successful motor costs less than exploiting a new motor each year. The Elmore Manufacturing Co. has used n.e valvel^s, type motors for twelve consecutive years. Elmore prices range frogi *1,000 to *1.630? there is a model to suit every motor ing need. Self-Starling Models, Iff Desired, at No Extra Cost The Silent Valveless Motor The famous Elmore Valveless Motor, which gives t\\ ice as many power impulses as any other four or six cylinder motor. Equally efficient i>n hills or bad roads as on level asphalt ?>r macadamized boulevards. Xo repairs or attention necessary. Nothing to get out of order. Only ten moving parts. Powerful and Efficient -Silent Night and Day Model 26, Four-Passenger Touring Car, $1,051. Torpedo Roadster, $1,150. Model 27, Five-Passenger Light Torpedo, $1,250. Model 37, Five Passenger Touring Car, $1,(00. Model 37A, Five-Passenger Touring Car, $1,050. THE ELMORE AGENCY Tel. Main 8115 CHARLES E. MYERS, Mgr. 929 D St. N.W. iiimmu: Discovered, But Unknown. I mm the Christian Herald. laying within the basin of the head water* of the Amazon In western Brazil sr? three region* much larger in area than all the New Kngland states which are still outside the pale of our knowl edge. The large territory lies between ? he parallels of ten degrees south latitude and five degrees north latitude, and the meridians of aixty degrees and seventy three degrees west longitude. Vot a country of South America has been accurately defined and fullv explor ed. The great difficulties with which the s-ienttat must contend in mapping this ontinent in the equatorial region's ac count for the large areas still uncharted. It Is the hardest section of the world to penetrate Dense forests, a deadly cli | mate, inducing the worst s ?oiirges of dis ease, as yellow fever, cholera. I?erl-berl. etc.. the fierce wild beasts, poisonous ser pents and savage tr.bes are sonic of the obstacles to be encountered In penetrat ing the Amazon country. The entire central portion of Australia is an unknown tract save for a direct line In which the transcontinental telegraph system has been laid. The greatest diffi culty was encountered In stretching the wires across the desert waste, and the small strip thus opened tip is a!l that Is known of the heart of the island conti nent. it ?h supposed to be a vast sandy plain, interspersed here ind ther?- with ! cuk lakco to \ur> i.hv horrible munotou.v Hundreds of daring men have tried to penetrate its mysteries, and most of them have paid for their temerity with their lives. Thvn there is the "Xever-Xever" land In we:'em Queensland, into which many have ?one and few have returned. In the south of the country, extending for hundreds of miles inland from the great Australian bight, is a terra in cognita, the extent and nature of which can only be surmised. Wanted a Change. ! From the N.-'w York Son. | l.andlorit Any alterations? Y-n-: * v.vi. ;o,i might paper Jen!. ! ..i i.c ou.U look different. ROUTE OF FIRST SOCIABILITY RUN. MB. / \ CA5IHJOKK C \ LtN ICHO \ \ \ \ / \ / I \ / ;#? XICOMA CLUB v 10cU^ \ MILITANT & V' y CMAilTJ \ I/OUGM*0 \ 2 AC I BR IGKTVVOQD \ o YA v ICUT !TJE?V01ILr 31At EJC30& MOTORING (Continued from Fifth Page.) tlestown, Abbottstown and Hanover, Pa.., thence to Westminster, Md. From here to Rldgevllle, Md., they found the roads all torn lip on account of improvements and several times the big: car sank up to the hubs in the mud. No assistance was required, however, and except for the in convenience and rough goins. no trouble was experienced. En route they found a car mired, as was also the case on the red clay road between Washington Grove and the Rockville pike, which is just a short distance beyond. Supper was en joyed at Rldgevllle and Friday evening tiie car and its occupants rolled into the National Capital, everybody enthusiastic over the trip and the motor still hum ming silently along. The car Is finished in blue, with gray running gear, and is the tirst of the six-cylijider models to ar rive in Washington. * * * * Don't forget the sociability run next Saturday. * * * * An Independence "six" has been enter ed in the automobile races to be held at Penning track. Decoration day. H. O. Carter will be seen at the wheel. * * * * Arthur Foraker, local representative of the Marmon car, accompanied by John Puchannan and Winthrop Lockwood, will leave this week for Indianapolis to wit ness the nOO-mile race on the Indianapolis motor speedway on Memorial day. Dur ing their stay in the Hoosier city they will visit the Marmon factory and will be the guests of the Marion Club. * * * * The Cadillac Motor Car Company an nounces the appointment of E. C. Howard to the position of sales manager to suc ceed E. R. Penson. Mr. Howard's con nection with the Cadillac company dates hack some five years, of which the past three have been in the capacity of assist ant sales manager, in which much of the executive work of the department de volved upon him. His thorough famil iarity with the policies and standards of the Cadillac organization, his popularity and high standing with the dealers make him eminently qualified to assume the re sponsibilities of his new position. * * * * The extended use of the automobile and the motor cycle as a means of travel is proved by the enormous output of the rubber factories. ? * * * Just now when roads are being repaired motorists frequently have to drive over stretches of crushed stone, and tire treads are likely to suffer from many small cuts unless great care is taken to drive slowly or "coast" over the repaired parts of the road. These cuts, unless properly cared for, will prove Injurious. Dirt will work into and under the tread, raising blisters and separating the rubber from the carcass of the tire, while moisture will attack and rot the fabric. Once the fabric is affected, says the Mic.helin expert, disintegration follows rapidly. The best protection Is the proper and timely use of Mastic. Immediately upon discovery cuts should be cleaned to their full depth with gaso line, the edties being kept apart by a match. All dirt or other foreign matter should be removed with a stiff brush or splinter of wood covered with waste. After the gasoline has evaporated and the cut Is absolutely clean, its Interior should be coated with liquid cement. After this has dr ed, a second coat must be applied, and while the cement is still "tacky" a sufficient quantity of Mastic should be forced into the cut until it is completely filled. A little eccess Mastic is best, as It contracts somewhat in hard ening. If the edges of the cut are now held down a few moments while the Mastic sets, the repair Is complete. The tire should not be used, however, for five or slit hours, so that the Mastic may harden properly. * . * * * The latest improved models of the El more car have been placed on exhibition by the Elmore Agency at ir.2) D street northwest and include many new fea tures. The local agency is under the managership of Charles E. Myers, one of the pioneer dealers of the National Cap ital. He has been the local representa tive of this car for years and is thor oughly conversant with every part of Its mechanism. The Elmore silent valveless motor is the product of engineers who have de voted years to that one type. The rea son that all automobiles do not have si lent valveless motors is that this motor since its inception, has been covered 'by basic patents which restrict its use to Elmore cars. In presenting the Elmore silent valve Automobiles i^LENDARJ May 25?Sociability run. Automo bile Club of Washington. May 30? Motor cycle and automo bile races, Bennlng track, Wash ington. May 30?Indianapolis speedway. 500-nille race, Indianapolis, Ind. May 30?Track meet, Salem, N. H June 11-13? Endurance run. Auto mobile Club of ? Washington, Har risburg, Pa., Philadelphia and re turn. June 20?Algonquin hill-climb. Chicago Motor Club, Algonquin, 111. June ? Reliability run. Auto Club of St. Louis. St. Louis, Mo. June?Hill-climb, Maine Auto mobile Association. Portland, Me. July?Road race, Riverhead, L. I. July 4?Track meet, Petersburg, Ind. July 4-5?Track meet, Tayldr Automobile Club, Taylor, Tex. July 4-6?Beach meet, Old Orchard Automobile Association, Old Orchard, Me. July If?Reliability run, Wis consin State Automobile Associa tion, Milwaukee, Wis. August 8-10?Galveston beach meet. Galveston, Tex. August 23-24?Road races, Chi cago Motor Club, Elgin, 111. September?Track meet. Uni versal Exposition Co., St. Louis, Mo. September 2?Speedway meet, Indianapolis, Ind. October 5?Falrmount Park road race. Quaker City Motor Club, Philadelphia, Pa. October 7-11?Chicago Motor Club reliability run, Chicago. October 12?Track meet, Rock ingham Park, Salem. N. H. November 6? Trn'-V ? "~t. Shreveport Automobile Club, bnrevepoit. La. less car for the twelfth consecutive year the makers feel that their efforts have not proved in vain. The season of 1912 has brought to the public the necessity of some radical change from the present noisy complicated valve type of engine. On every hand they hear lauded the ad vantages of the valveless, noiseless auto mobile. Yet the Elmore Manufacturing Company has been producing a car of this type for many seasons past. In these, the latest models of the Elmore line, the silent valveless engine, is still continued. The greatest feature of this motor is the absence of valves. This year's line consists of roadsters, four, five and seven passenger touring cars, with full equipment. Two ignition systems are another feature of the 1H12 line. ? ? * * The Boston fire department has accept ed a motor ladder truck afte- nlving it a try-out in climblns Parker Hill, one of the steepest grades in the city, where there is a lot of valuable property whose owners have been demanding better fire protection for several years. The big truck made the climb in 2 minutes 53 seconds. The best that horse-drawn ap paratus could do was from 6 to 10 min utes and some of the apparatus could not get up there at all some days. ? * * * The latest novelty in motor hat pins, to be used in the bonnet as well, is a lar^e leather-covered disc in neutral tints, en circled by a broad rim of dull gold or oxidized silver, at even Intervals studded with little tack-shaped turquoises, or some opaque stone. * * * * With the "Wizard of Menlo Park" constantly as his guiding genius, Carl E. Winters, a Chlcagoan, worked twelve years in his laboratory before success came to him in his experi ments. As the result of his hard labor to produce a storage battery that will overcome the difficulties that have con fronted battery manufacturers ever since electricity has been utilized as a motive power for vehicles, Mr. Winters recently solved the problem. He is said to have put in 105 hours con tinuously in his experiments after having found the basic principles of his plan to produce electricity without any deterioration or reaction. To those who have familiarized them selves with the discoveries of Inventor Winters there is a charm in his story of work to achieve success in the matter of long service. He has demonstrated that his process yielded 550 cycles of recharge and discharge, while other, bat teries yielded on an average only 75 to 125 cycles. Mr. Winters claims for his new hattery that the plates are absolutely non-sulphatlng, with non-corrosive ter minals. and that there is no internal dis charge or ruinous chemical action when the batteries are not in actual service. Another claim made by the inventor that compels the attention of every student of batteries is that the product maintains uniform rated voltage until completely discharged. Short circuits will not cause the plates to buckle. Another point is the claim that the active material used in the construction of the batteries will increase ,15 per cent in efficiency, main taining this high state for a period ot three years. ? * ? ? Akron, Ohio, Is listed as one of the eight cities in the United States where I the prospects of bus ness look best, i * * * * New Jersey having modified its auto mobile regulations. Delawareans are mak ng preparations for motoring to Atlantic Lit} and other seashore resorts in larger numbers this year than ever before, and in order to enable them to do so without the necessity of going to Philadelphia, the 2sew Jersey and Wilmington Ferry 1 Company is now arranging to improve the landing facilities at Penns Grove. I A. J. * * * * This is the season when all kinds of Mtle contrivances for motor traveling be gin to make their appearance. The new 1 Lita .?r *our,nS legion. Medicine kits of leather contain all the little nec ?frr2eS Whi(;!1 m'eht be needed en route. j"?re are rolls of linen, absorbent cotton !?lzes^nd?r 7? b?ttleS> jars of various a.fevv simple implements, in cluding surgical scissors. * * * * Arthur C. Moses, one of Washington's for tho Infiotorls^8- has Placed an order *h? flrst Columbia Silent Knight. ' # '^S?>nKer toui*ing car. J. E. Falk ? \,i city ,ias also placed an order for Tn.^U * <-?'unibia five-passenger tour ing car for early delivery. Maxwell cars were delivered during the past week to Edward M. Fellows a Spe H f ?ArchieJ Randolph, Mercury; H. E. Jestei, model L.U runabout, anu Jesse Johnson, Mascotte touring car. ? * * * ^1" model AA Stevens-Duryea road ster, finished in battleship gray, with Primrose yellow running gear, was de livered last week to H. B. Willson, a pioneer motorist of the National Capital. ? * * * David Bruce-Brown has selected to drive the third National car in the 500 mile race on the Indianapolis motor speedway, May 30. Brown came direct to i?tOI7 at Indlanapolis from the feanta Monica road race, where on May 4 he won third in a Benz car. This is the flrst year of this young New York amateur's Ave years of race expe rience that he has driven anything but a foreign car, his other mounts having been either a Benz or a Fiat. Brown has as spectacular a career as any of the in trepid pilots who risk so much in speed contests for the sake of the exhilaration or tne dangerous sport. He was born in New York in 1887 and the first car he ever drove In a race was owned by his mother. East vear he fin ished third with a Fiat in the 000-mlle race on the Indianapolis motor speed way. it being his first race on that track r ^ave matched the Nationals win races for years, and have often been jeal ?xhi2 National pilots," said Brown. This year I decided that this 300-mile race will be the hardest of the season and I was keen to be in the fray. I love to race, not for the prize, but for the sport. So I hastened from the west in older to have one of these cars under me in this long grind." In ion Brown won the New Haven hill 2??* with a Flat. He also won She giand prize race at Savannah last year driving a 200-horsepower Fiat car his average being 74.45 miles per hour' lie Tlso TheT?nd(,?rir at Savannah In 1910 also. These victories were all that were needed to raise this young, unmarried hflh ?t r^an,y batt,es of clylnders to the ?rf,^uadmlrxtti0n of the ent,r" motoring once WiU begin practlce at * * s:-. * As a curtain raiser for the worlds greatest automobile race, the 500-mile In ternational Sweepstakes race, to be run at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway next Memorial day. May 30. Packy McFarland of Chicago and Ray Bronson of Indlana polis wdl fight ten rounds in a specially built arena at the Indianapolis American Association base hall park the night of May *>. The fight is to be held under the auspices of the Indianapolis Athletic Club. The articles of agreement state that the (Continued on Seventh PageTj FIRST OF NEW MODELS TO ARRIVE. 3* iU KB ? una KI.MOIIK TOtHiNf. CAH, Willi'l? W AS SRi;\ OX TIIK HTHKETS OF HAhlil.\OIOA LAST UKUK KOK TUB FIRST TIME. . Why the is a better car WE have told you repeatedly the Paige car is a better car than other medium-priced cars. We have told you wherein it is better ?in its carefully tested motor, its ground cylin ders, its multiple disc cork itiseh clutch, its unus ually complete equipment and its beauty of design. Now we want to tell you why it is better?why we can build it better?and do build it better? than other cars which sell for Paige prices, or thereabout These are some of the reasons: Because - n?troit Motor Car Company has ????? ample capital to conduct its business and is not dependent on advance deposits from dealers with which to manufacture the cars afterward. B?CQU89 a" ?* t^e seven Paige models are built on one chassis and with the same unit power plant. thus permitting concentration on one construction design and simplifying our manufacturing processes. Because 0117 outPBt G500 cars for 1912) is large enough to enable us to buy all materials at the lowest le price. If we built four times as many cars we couldn't possible buy ou our materials at lower prices in the same quality. Because ** evefy Single dollar possible into ma terials and workmanship and don't try to money "under the hood" in order to include extra acces * which may be good selling arguments, but do not make for durability, efficiency and after-service in the car itself. Because Paige official organization is made up of ??? a great group of successful business men who are manufacturing and selling the Paige car on a strictly mer cantile basis ? not just for this year or next year, but for years to come; building and selling not a "get-rich-quick" car, but a car which shall endure. These are a few of the fundamental essential reasons why the Paige is a better car than others in its price field. Study the car carefully. If you are not an ex pert on automobiles, bring an expert with you when you investigate the Paige. Beverly, Torpedo Touring Fully Equipped, $975 Top and Single Vision Windshield 5 black enamel lamps, generator, horn, tools, jack and tire re pair outfit. Quick Demountable Rims (set of 5) including tire irons, on touring car models, $15. Same equip ment on roadster, $12.50. (Self-Starter and Prest-O-Lite funk installed for $25 if desired). Regular equipment on all models, prices $975 and $1000 -SERVICE IS Ol'R MOTTO." THE SELBY COMPANY. Tel. North 3749. 1615 0 St N.W. PAIGE-DETROIT MOTOR CAR CO., DETROIT, MICHIGAN * ? KELLY-SPRINGFIELD Automobile Tires. The knowing ones among auto mobile owners do not assume the risk of using an unknown or an unproved tire. They adopt the KELLY-SPRINGFIELD be cause that name on a tire won their confidence in their carriage days. KELLY-SPRINGFIELD quality never varies, and that is why KELLY-SPRINGFIELD automobile tires never disappoint. Kelly-Springfield Tire Co/s Washington Branch, 1730 14th Street N.W. frcL THl IN IV! USA L 'C A A danger signal! At last the world is be ginning to comprehend that excessive weight in a man?or an automobile?is a sure indication of trouble ahead. We are selling seventy-five thousand new Fords this year because they are lightest, rightest ?and wonderfully economical. All Fords are Model T's?all alike except the bodies. The two-passenger runabout costs $620?the five-passenger touring car $72< the delivery car $730. Today get particulars and Catalogue A. Mil ler Bros., Automobile and Supply House, 1105 14th Street N.W.