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BY HOWARD S. FISK.
A MOTOR trip through three states--Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia?Covering a dis tance nf?J<>7 miles, the greater percentage of which is over good macadamized roads, is offered to day to the motorist in search of a trip abounding in beautiful scenery and a route of ;< diversified character Includ ed in the itinerary are a number of towns -vhieh have for some time past occupied important places on the tieo Riaphical map. They are Rockville, Frederick. Hagerstown, Martinsburg. Winchester, Berryville and I-eesburp. Ail are touched on this run. and if the run is divided into a two-day event ample hotel and parage facilities will be found at any of these points. By motoring out Massachusetts ave nue extended to Wisconsin avenue and then turnini: to the right over the Tenleytown road the motorist may continue in a northerly direction to Rock ville over tin- recently completed mac miles along the roadway, and many of these disbanded structures fire to be seen today peacefully point: into decay after many years of activity. In some in stances the frame structures are still oc cupied. Not only has the state roads commission of Maryland swept away all of the toll pates, but it has pone a step farther and improved the highways in a manner that is oreditable to the state. Never during the history of the toll pates can It be said that such vast amounts of money bave been expended in improving the roads, as has been done by the Mary land. commission. * * s t On to Hagerstown. While a good road extends from Boons boro to Fun ksto wn. a small hamlet about seven miles beyond Roonsboro, it is not until after turning to the r:pht alongside of the trolley -line aud over a concrete culvert on the- outskirts of Funkstown that the ideal road appears in view. This road is one of the most recent constructed in that section of the state, and la ideal in every respect. After its construction it was oiled, and the best tinje on the entire trip can undoubtedly be made over the left. and turning diagonally right, the motorist is halted to pay toll across the bridge which spans the Potomac riVer at this point The run is continued on to Falling Water*, bearing right at the fork, and thence curving left. Another toll gate is encountered, and the motor ist then proceeds through Berkeley, under the railroad about a mile distant, and at the end of the road, turning immediately to the left over a railroad bridge. The roads are all In fine shape from Hagers town, arid once on the valley pike it is a l case of clean sweep the remainder of the | distance as far down as Staunton. About ! eight miles beyond Fallipg Waters is lo | cated another prosperous town, that of ! Martinsbur^. which is on the West Vir j ginia side, and one of the moat active i towns In that part of the state. Leaving Martinsburg. Turning to the right in the center of the town. King street is followed for about three blocks and a diagonal turn made in the direction of the pike, where further stops are necessary nt the toll gates. On through Ciarksville the pike runs, and after twenty-two miles of one at these points within the past two years. Tollgates are likewise to be found on this stretch of road?in fact, all the way to the Shenandoah river, where a charge of r?0 cents is mad*> before per mission is granted to cross the bridge which spans the river at Oastlemans Ferry. Back in the early days a ferry line equipped with a steel cable was operated for the benefit of the tourists and country folks, but the rapidly in creasing business soon fprced the con struction of a modern bridge to handle the continuous traffic. After crossing ths ferry, however, the motorist should take a peep back In the distance, for it is the last glance that can be obtained of a macadam highway until after I^eesburg has been reached, more than twenty miles away. The worst stretch pf road is now about to be encountered, for it is the ascent of the steep mountain range in which is located Snickers gap, which must be passed through before Bluemont on the other side can be reached. No attempt at speed should be made in making the descent on the other side, for it is rough and rugged and care should be exercised at all times. After passing' over the range and Bluemont on the other side, the dirt road is followed on through the \illages of Round Hill, Purcellville and WASHINGTON-HAGERSTOWN-WINCHESTER AUTO TRIP. C&o Cahax Ax ? "White's Ierkt - ndamized road. 1 miles from the National Capital. Another route is via Connecticut avenue extended to Bradley lane, turning to the left at tl/e Chevy Chase Club grounds at this point. Con tinuing through Bradley lane to the other end where it joi s the Tenlevtown road, ' a ri-'ht turn starts the tourist ijlso in the j direction of Rockvilb In each instance! the rut to Rockville is made over mac- ; . dr.mized roads of the finest character. Passing through the center of Rock \ iil?\ a *urn is made to the right at the top i f t:Kill in the direction of Wash ington (lro\e, five miles distant After _t>:ng about four miles from Rockville a | road to the rinht leads over to Wash Jtgtor, Grove, where a dirt road is fol h'V.f d through the corporation limits, over wooden brldg over the tracks of the PalMrrore and Ohio railroad, where a ??harp turn if- made to the left followed immediately b> a rlgit turn for Laytons vilie. A run of six miles over another stretch "f macadam roadway brings the motori.-t into I.aytonsville. The next objective town on the run is Damascus, about s-vt ': miies away. Ktchison. about three niii?s beyond Iaiytonsviiie, is passed en ;?<? :t? and a turn to the left trade at the country store at that place. On leaving Damascus the motorist should bear to th< right, and after a run of less than two miles comes to Claggetts vllle. on the outskirts of which is found a fork i!> the road, in the center of which is a frame church The left fork is taken and the dirt road followed to Kemptown. in the vicinity .uf which is found another good stretch of macadam roadway. This macadam road is follow ed on to Monrovia, four miles distant from Kemptown. and after another step of a mile brings the tourist into New .Market. * * * * Turn Lett at New Market. Pulling up into the center of the town of New Market, which is situated on the old Baltlmonr-Hagerstown turnpike, a 4.>-degree turn is made to the left and this pike followed the remainder of the distance of eight miles into Frederick. Just before entering Frederick the his toric "jug bridge*' across the Monocacy river Is crossed. The motorist arrives in Frederick via Fast Patrick street, and in leaving the town continues straight ahead over the same thoroughfare. On the outskirts of the town will be found a fork In the roa^l at what is known as "Telegraph hill." because of the numerous telegraph poles in that vicinity. Take the road to the right, as the one to the left leads to Harpers Ferry, about twenty miles away, over two mountain ranges. Leaving Frederick :n the ba kground. the motorist once 'iiore finds himself speeding over an other tit:e stretch of macadam highway and gradually beginning to ascend the mountain range which looms up a short distance ahea^- The first opening in the range, where the road crosses the trolley line Is kn- wn as Braddock Heights and :s one of the most historic points in that section The view from here is inspiring, tnd a stop for a moment should be taken .n order t ulance over Frederick valley on one s:"b and the Middletowu valley on the ethe; Rich and fertile farm lands j-teet the eye at every turn, w'th the foliagt an! trees just at this season of the year displaying their beau tiful autu.;-n colors. Following the trol e> line through Middletown valley, the village bearing that name greets the mo torist It is one of the many quiet and restful litti. villages on the trip and gives one the impression of being a sub urb to .t large metropolitan city, so neat and trim are the residences and lawns The road leads directly through the town and continues on to Boonsboro. an other historic town, located in the midst of South mountain. All of the toll gates alonK this t ike from Baltimore to Hagers town have teen abolished, and no time is lost by the motorist in stopping to pav toll, as was the custom a few years ago. Xbe toll gates were scattered every few I cJUG BfclDGiTCXA* Efc&DMtlCJO the remaining stretch into Hagerstown. Hagerstown is only about three miles from Funkstown. Entering Hagerstown via East Baltimore and South Potomac streets, the route is continued to the public square on Washington street, where a turn is made to the left to Sum mitt avenue. Here another turn is made to the left, and following Summitt avenue ar. exit is made to the town in a south westerly direction for Wllliamsport, about | fix miles beyond. The trolley line is fol lowed for a short distance out of Hagers- ] J town, curving to the left a short distance j beyond, where the railroad tracks are j crossed. Here the tlrst of the toll gates , are encountered along the valley pike, j After paying the toll the railroad tracks are again crossed after a short spin, and j soon the town of Wllliamsport looms up j in the distance. Passing a cemetery on of the finest stretches of macadam high way, Winchester, Va., Is reached. Like other sections of the pike, this town is lined on all sides with tollgates, so that the motorist should not feel bad at the sight of so many. One is caught both coming and going, apd every one has to share and share alike. At Winchester tlu> valley pike is lirft behind, and thoughts of home now begin to appear across one's vision.. The good road* a: e not altogether deserted just yet. for there is another splendid road , stretching a distance of eleven miles into ' Berryvllle. There are several sharp turns between these two towns and motorists are cautioned to exercise care in making this part of the run. Signs of large size will be found at the dangerous points, and they should not be disregarded, as several serious accidents have happened More men have ivroaght to perfect the 1014 Old*niobiic l?ower plant than are enKaKcd la a *lmllar occupation with Hay other "SI*." They nay the new model in America** bent motor, our Nclllnji organization, with It* atudy of nil other make*, aicre*-*- engineer* returning from abroad claim that foreign maker* have nothing liner to otter. And the titling* of the car arc in *tric? keeping. ill In all we feel *nfe In ?ayfFg that the 1014 Old*moblle I* the bent motor car of the year.. Ion will ca*lly *ec that we are not exaggerating by caillnK at our *ale*room*. l.iberal Allowance ill Ue .Made on Your l ?r'l t ar. Pollock Car Corporation, 1018 Conn. Ave. Tel. Main 7S3T. ESTABLISHED I&60 INCORPORATED 1699 LOU # Onx Ot The Covered ? BEIDGtS ??? i Hamilton. About three miles out from I the latter town a turn is made to the ! right over a stone 'bridge at what is known as Clarks gap. Teh tracks of the Southern railway can be seen at this point. * * * * Leesburg Next Town. The descent from Clarks gap is Bnot quite as treacherous as that through Snickers gap, as portions of the road ? lead through sections of woods, which make motoring a delight at all seasons of the year. From the gap down into Lees burg the run is but a short one, and after motoring slowly through the town, the autoist then heads for Whites Ferry, where the Potomac river and Chesapeake and Ohio canal arc crossed and the mo torist once more finds himself on Mary land soil. A narrow bridge extends across the canal at this point, and after picking one's way over the country road ; for a short distance a macadamized road again appears above the horizon and Poolesvllle is entered. Here the road con WDfTEK D01TTS FOE MOTORISTS Don't depend upon water In the radiator?use half and half, water and glycerin or like proportions of denatured alcohol. Don't run on partly deflated tires j ?they will crack In the cold. Don't let dirt accumulate at the , joints at any point?it will form a j hard crust and cut like a knife edge. Don't neglect the springs?they make a noise, crying for graphite | grease between the plates. Don't fold the top down while it is wet?the fabric will freeze and crack. Don't let mud fresh from the road I keep an appointment with depre- j * elation on the "finish" of the body j ?it will elope with the color. Don't keep up a high speed on : frozen and rough roads?battle- j scarred tires will be the product. Don't leave the lap robes at home j ?they long to snuggle up to you in i the cold. Don't risk roadside repairs?cold ? weather work of this character Is 1 biting and bad. Don't forget the filter?lubrication puts the "sweet" in the running qualities in the power plant. tinues On to Dawsonville, about four miles away, and another four-mile run brings the motorist Into Darnestown. Both of these towns are on a direct line and all one has to do Is to follow the pike. In fact, this may be s?ald of the re mainder of the trip to Gaithersburg, as It Is all macadgm, and while sections of It are now being repaired to some ex tent by reason of the heavy Bervice which this thoroughfare has seen In the past few years, no detours are neces sary and one h&s but to proceed slowly over the places where new metal has been placed on the roadbed. After leaving Darnestown, Quince Orchard passed through, the motorist bears to the left and on to Gaithersburg, less than five miles away. Gaithers burg Is entered via Chestnut streefc and! turning sharply to the right into Frederick avenue, the road is followed j In & southerly direction to Washing ton, about twenty miles distant. The tracks of the Baltimore and Ohio rail road are crossed and the macadam left! behind for a short distance, picking it up again farther down the road. After getting on the macadam again it is never left until the concrete streets of the National Capital are reached. This section of the road from Gaithers burg to Rockvllle Is likewise of re cent construction and a delight to every motorist who has the oppor tunity to pass ovsr It. It hasn't been! many years back when motorists were afraid to venture.over sections of this road after a rain, as it was seldom that one ever got through without be ing mired. Now conditions are changed and, rainy or clear, the road Is al ways In excellent condition for tour ing. After leaving Gaithersburg comes the county seat of Montgomery county, Rockvllle, which was passed through on the first stages of the trip just described. The remainder of the j 15.6 miles to the National Capital is over the same stretch of road as on the outward trip. This portion of the trip could also have been diversified by coming In over the 7th street pike from Rockville, via Norbeck, Wheaton and Sligo, but as that pike at the present time does not enjoy the distinction of having such a smooth surface as the new Rockvllle pike, the writer thought that the latter would be prefer able. However, the time is not far distant when this pike will receive a new top dressing of macadam, and with the abolishment of tollgates last week that road will divert considerable traffic from the Rockvllle road and the motor ists be given an opportunity to patronize that section of Maryland. The ex istence of tollgates on that thorough fare. it Is said, has caused a large ma jority of the motorists to desert It In favor of the Rockville pike, which is minus them. Thus, on arriving home the motorist will find that a trip of such length could hardly be found which contains such a large portion of macadamized roadway as that just described. The itinerary of the trip, together with the mileage. Is as follows: Towns. Washington to Bethesda Hockrllle Washington Grove I.sytonwlUe 20-3 Ktehlson *** Damascus rttgKettaville Kemptown f'-? Monrovia New Market Frederick JO-J Brnddock Heights "5.7 Mlddietowu , Boonsboro !**??* Funkstown I"*-!* Hageretnwn Willlanisport J?.o Falling Waters Martlnsburg Clarksville Winchester JlJJ-j Berrrrllle Csstlcnisns Kerry Snickers trap Bliicinnnt Round Hill J-X'H Purcellville JlrTT Hamilton } m ? Leesburg Whites Ferry poolesvllle 1J2.2 Dawsonrllle Darnestown JW.5 quince Orchard ?W.O Oalthersburg l??-0 Hoekvllle ???*? Bethesda Washington 207.O * * * ? Purchased Cadillacs. Nineteen-fourteen five-passenger Cadil lac touring cars were delivered within the past few days to Charles J. Butler and Dr. James Dudley Morgan. I 4 % I ? If 1 s \\. V-"* >,.??*u -v ? .-?*?,... . -:.S.M? "" *-? f?-? ????? When You Buy An Electric?Consider: 1. How simply the Baker is designed: No compli cations or experiments to get out of order. 2. How long the Baker has been made: For fifteen years of continuous manufacture. 3. How well the Baker is backed: By a company whose engineering record and financial resources have no parallel in the electric motor car field; here today and ten years from today. The Cook & Stoddard Co., Tel. N. 7810 1138-40 Conn. Ave. Tel. N. 7810 $ i i CONVICTS WRITE FOR AUTDBILE BOOKLET Two Prisoners Make Novel Use of Monthly Writing Allowance. When a man Is allowed just one sheet of letter paper each month In which to convey his dearWt wish to the outside world, of which, for the time, he is no longer an active part, tie may be expect ed to concentrate on this message ail the result of long deliberation. That 1* ex actly the conditio^ faced by many an in mate of the federal or state prisons. One letter a month is the standard rule, and even this is conditioned on good conduct. Imagine, therefore, the interest which must prompt a man so situated to make use of this monthly sheet of paper to write an automobile manufacturer for a copy of his latest catalogue In the Fort Leavenworth prison an auto announcement reached the eye of a prisoner. He took his lone sheet of pa per and made his October message to the world outside a request for information of a new auto model. The same announcement found its way into the cell of an inmate of the west ern Pennsylvania state prison, at Pitts b irgh. He. too. used his monthly sheet of letter paper to make a similar request | Unlike that of the Fort Leavenworth recluse, the Pittsburgh man's letter was more than a formal request "Time Was Valuable." "Please send me at your earliest con venience." ran the opening line, in the tone of a man whose time is valuable and whose impatience rises at the very thought of delay. And with. "By so do- i In* you win oblige, very respectfully your*." he closed. As In the ca.?e( of the thousands of other inquiries brought out by the an nouncement. both letters wer? (riven per sonal replies by the company's corre spondence staff, which also forwarded the requested catalogue Information to the two lonely men who. though cooped up In prison walls, are ever looking for ward to that more or less definite dat? when they shall again enjoy liberty and all the blessings that go with it Whether or not the prisoner at Fort Leavenworth and the one at Pittsburgh will ever ho able to enter the market an active automobile buyer* is a matter which their correspondent^ will never kno? Wli.it they do know, however, is the fact that each of these man harbors deep down in his heart, despita the cold walla which hide him away, the hope that he may again be freo and may en Joy that liberty to the full at the wheal of his own oar. Purchased Chevrolet Can. Nineteen-fourteen Chevrolet roadsters were purchased and delivered last week to H. I.. Herrell and J. A. Toner. "Nearly a Quarter-Century of Leadership' One feature of the Stevens-Duryea there is, to which attention may be advantage ously directed. It is in no sense extravagant or oversta ting the case to say that no car in the wide world is built of more carefully selected ma terials or with more painstaking accuracy. As a result of this, the Stevens-Duryea maybe depended upon for many long years of arduous service, while, throughout this period, its advanced design will continue to influence the future motor car. Demonstration by appointment. Catalogue on request T. LAMAR JACKSON Tel. N. 3863 14th and R Sts. N.W. Stevens-Duryea Company, Chicopee Palls, Mass. 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