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THB WASHINGTON OTTES, SATUBBAY, JUIT 27, 1012.
IS TQURINR CHID & - ' ,1 FUN TU ,11 S OS I CAMPAIGNING I' ( V Wilt Furnish Routes to Can didates Who Submit, Itinerary. By HARRY WARD. V iviin inn.- view in nrlnffino fenmn .Sw the politicians and lawmakers a prac- nj.t cxumpie oitno exact, condition of our highways, the Tourlnir pinh nt ! America rflOftTltlv' AnxtKaAA n nlnH .bl.1. , Is progressing, with excellent effect and "uuiiBt.'B very material results for the good of the motoring public The car, as Is well known, has for several years been used by politicians In 'vi !2rr camPA'?hlnfr tours. Realizing that ih0 ... P"ent Presidential campaign would be unusually lively and requK !S2 HS9 J more .automobiles than ever" the Touring Club of . America some weeks ago set out to route campaign JS?,SSr pom,dan8 everparToft Wherever a candidate could bo fniinri who was planning a speaWnjr tour ha was notlfled that he could? send h Itinerary to the Touring Club of America. Now York city," and I receivl r1 in quick order compfote Blue Book run nlng directions, thus facllltatllng his movements and simplifying all of the complexities of his. tour; enabling him to cover probably twice the amount of territory by utilising the best and most direct roads, and at the same time Bar ing him the embarrassment of finding himself In some unsought wilderness at the hours when he was duo to speak twenty miles away. The offer. of the club has been fruitful of so many applications Its force has been swamped during the past 'twd weeks; and the work seems to be In creasing rathor than' diminishing as the campaign grows warmer and opposing forces becomo more determined to out strip each other lnthe amount of ter ritory to be coveredbr their respective spoakers. Applications have come from all fac tions, and they have been 'answered In the1 order In which they were rcceiyed, regardless of their political Importance or unimportance. The idea of the club is to encourage not only the politicians, who are. now stumping the various States, but 'to utilize the roads and thus give them a working demonstration of what motor, lets and all other road users. are asked' to pay taxes ion The work will be carried still further as the campaign progresses,, and the delegates to conven tions will be routed to their' destina tions upon communicating with the touring club In Newnfork. Everyone has heard of the use which President Taft, Governor Wilson, Colonel Roosevelt and alt of tho other Presld6ntlal 'possibilities have, already made of the automobile, and Its value has, partly through tho Influence of tho club, been Instilled In' the mlnor-eandl-dates and leaders until It 'might " be rightfully -termed "a campaign of, gaso lene anoV horsepower. ------- --" , v Motorcycle World Tpur.v Floyd Wi Baum, captain of the Motor cycle Club at the University of Illinois, is on his way-around the world on his motorcycle: t LOOKING AHFA0 FOH CAR TENDENCIES IN NINETEEN-Tira What the Coming Season Will Produce, as Mak ers Tell It. "Tracing the tendencies" la an Inter esting pastlmo for the Intending pur chaser of an automobile; and as well for the person who already baa a car and wants to see what changes will bo mado in that particular model for the coming season: In many ways 1913 has, promised to be Important to the man considering own ing an automobile. It is 'to be a season of laylBh equipment. of machines, as some look at. it; furthermore, It Is to bo the first year of the general manu facture of low-priced six-cylinder . ma chines. Then again, too, It Is destines to be a popular self-starter, season, as well aa one In which many cars will have some type of electric lighting system. , . With the idea of finding out what general changes and standards would be In- line In 1913, an Inquiry was made of several manufacturers, whether tholr hew product would Include any of these Two spark "Ignition (with other sys tem); , Six cylinders only, Four cylinders only. Both fours and sixes, (yarl- Self ntarters: , tnrot- Electric. ExpIolve. v Compressed air. Mechanical. features, and If, so which particular ones: Worm drive. Wire wheels. Loft Me driving. 'Center control. wieevo vaives. Rotary valves j.ng itroKo. Lubrication able 'with tie) t Electrlo lighting: Tw6 spark ignition taionej. The Queries were propounded tby Motor,' which got back answers from fifty meh, representative .of the lead ing element In motor car manufacture. "While not one of ""the fifty makers who sunnlled u with advance .'done is to use -worm gears this year It may bo xi-eciea mat some two, tnree or lour American makers will use this typo of final drive," Is tho summing up. "It seemed at one time as if a -great many would adopt It and at the New York shows It will be recalled several axle manufacturers announced that thoy had secured manufacturing rights under various English patents and exhibited sample drives, some separate and some mMe up Into complete axles." Further in his analysis the writer con tinues "Two of the fifty makers will use wire wheels regularly or be prepared to furnish them as special equipment when ordered. "Probably the most striking result of our early canvass Is the discovery that per cent of the fifty makers who could give us details of their MM car will use electrlo lighting In some man-. l?r.i,JtlvM regular equipment, and that M'per cent of them will equip their cars with somo form of so'lf-starter. As Is to be expected, considering expenso and other things, the larger part ,of those Who fit starters will use tho ex plosive type. They represent 0 per cent of the makers who furnished data. Tho 'electric starters come next' with 26 per cent, and the compressed air kind with 11 per cent. One maker of the total fifty wlil use a mechanical starter, f yompanng wnn wnai ineso nrty makers,dld last year wo find that the electric Btartcrs have made the biggest percentage et gain (barring the me chanleal starter, as we can In fairness In this particular case) as they aro to be Used In 00 vper cent more cases In 1913 than In 1912, "Four cylinders will mntlnun for an. other year at least to- be the popular number, although there is a noticeable tendency to six and a corresponding In crease In tho number of manufacturers wno win maxe sixes oniy. "Lonir strokes nrn iralnintr favor. It la true that the term Is usually somewhat indefinite, but In this case we considered anything of or over the ratio cf 1 t64l;15 as In the long stroke class. Seventy-six per cent of the nfty makers will use motors coming within this classifica tion and. io per cent of them did not.flo so in tnelr 11)13 cars. "There will be one or two andltlotul to tho sleeve vnlvo family -and three care at least Will have rotary valve.' The rotary valve Is new to Americas motor car practice, but has been: worked out during the last year or so and Jhas been tested by, several of the larger makers, and It. has been pretty generally believed that some of them would adopt It In some form. "In the cars, that have already been announced and in- those which wHl nat ,be announced for some, time. yet there is uviuuiilo ui a Bremer uiemion -u lubrication problems. The necessity' for regulation of the KUnnlv of InhHcnMnn according to . the amount of throttle opening and to the, varying conditions of (operation Is receiving attention, and several improvements along this linear loon no veu in new, cars, x "Left side driving' and center control, or jtpepladng of he gear and bralo lever1 In the longitudinal' center line -of. thechassls, have mado marked Stains. Borne, of the most conservative makers have 'adopted these features for.. 1913. POSSE. MAY CLASH WITH LYNCHERS, if SLAYER IS CjSUGHT This) is another point. In which. we'have cnasea in dm anffmati ntni.tnn . inrni points In the other fellow's. arguments are beginning to get consideration." s Three Bands Seeking Farm ' "Hnd Suspected of , r Kiilingr'Girl. CARMEL, Me., July. JSt.-r-Should the thlrty-nve:ypar-old' farm Jtk'rid sus pected of ,the dastardly, murder of fourteen-year-old Naomi Mitchell bo trailed by the State "bloodhounds' to day put on the scent, there'may be a serious clash between.a sherjffs posso and a force of T armed farmers and another armed 'bbdy of, .fifteen' men. who refused; to aedept.-special deputy commissions. Themejbqrs of the posse declared, tht tfiey would bring; the' suspect' to' jail,- while' the other pursuers threatened to lynch the farm hand If caught. ,t The euspoctedrnan was In the vil lage sore' where .the. little girl was list seen, alivo' Thursday, and "tie, has notbeen seen since tier torn and'mutl- luted bodv. was diBcavnreri n f.w )iniir. . . '!.. . r-- -'. .... laiyr m ncriauier s pornnoia,; within ear-shot, of the MltoheH-hcfme. 'I i i COUPLE WILL TAKE BALLOON TRIP FOR THEIR HONEYMOON Nine Gas gags Getting Ready for Elimination . Race. KANSAS CriY. Mo.. July 2T.-Wlth a strong; steady wind from the south promised by the Weather, Bureau, and the best balloon gas that has ever been supplied for v such events, nine big bags will leave the earth at 5 o'clock this af ternoon In the,e!lmlnatton raoa to select three balloons to represent America In the International races to be held In Germany. October 6. - , "The auspices as I; gather them,' pre dicted Mr. -Connor, tho weather man, "Indicate that the balloonist will be taken direct to thwhlubber belt of Greenland. .As near as we are able to determine now. 'the. trto will be' WLlout the unpleasant almospherlo conditions that .characterised tho last, twt' races from Kansas City.' The Kansas City III Is to be the honored balloon In the race. It will carry Dr. Mllo E. Hartman and bis bride, now, Miss Viola Davis, on their honeymoon.' The band will -play aww ding march and tho couple will be married just before stepping . Into tno i basket of the balloon. i . ? WHO WILL HAVE THE 1913 LOCAL . DEALERS WHO WILL REPRESENT THE ,-BEST MOTOR-CARS IN WASHINGTON DURING THE COMING YEAR MODELS v r 7 PACKARD LUTTRELL CO., , Dupont Circle. OVERLAND OVERLAND-WASHINGTON MOTOR CO., 829 14th St N. W. STEVENS-DURYEA T. LAMAR JACKSON, 14th&RSu.N.W. a CADILLAC "The Pride of America" r THE COOK & STODDARD CO., 1138 Connecticut Ave. N. W. BUICK BUICK MOTOR CO., 1028 Conn. Ave. HERRESHOFF "The Little Thoroughbred." N. M. K. GILMOUR, 1412 G St. N. W. Phone Main 3722. EVERITT STANDARD ELECTRIC WM. P. BARNHART & CO., 1707 14th St N. W. LIPPARD-STEWART SPEEDWELL , . SPEEDWELL SALES CO., 3830 Georgia Ave. MARMON J iciest Riding Car in the World. POTOMAC MOTOR CO.i 1118 Conn. Ave. MITCHELL RAMBLER H. B. LEXRY, JR., 1317Y2 14th St N. W. BAKER ELECTRIC COOK & STODDARD CO., 1138 Conn. Ave. WARREN Buy a Warren and Get a Winner. WARREN MOTOR SALES CO., 1610 14th St DETROIT ELECTRIC APPERSON EMERSON & ORME, 1407 H St, N. W. LL ' f. 1 '. , ' ' ' w )DDARD DAYTON BARNARD MOTOR CAR 'CO, 1612 i4th?st N. W. . !: .. ; ... v ; v v, ' ' '(. HENDERSON MATHESON MOTOR CO., 1220 N. Y. Ave. N. W. m I M 3 X . 'J 1 i