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i. t-swrrfm - V" v'-stw.; WF&$? i - T-i. - THE WASHINGTON TBJES. SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 1914. i; rfr4 n Automobile News and Gossip of Interest SHOWS GROWTH OF AUTOMOBILE TRADE R. C. Smith, of Overland-Washington Company, Proves Ex pansion of Industry. By HARRY WARD. "There are still some people who In sist that the automobile industry is a mushroom growth, subject to the slight est ariations in business conditions, and likely to take a fatal slump on short notice," remarked R. C. Smith, secretary of the Overland-"Washlngton Motor Com pany. Mr. Smith had Just read a report made by a committee of the Chicago Associa tion of Commerce. 'To such people," continued Smith, "I can say only one thing read that rc rort. There is enough information in that single document to set at rest the fears of even the most confirmed pessi mist. The information is backed by in disputable evidence of figures, too. "The report shows that approximately J600.000.000 will be spent in this coun try during 1914, for automobiles. The deVelopments of past years show that the percentage of buyers who cannot af ford to purchase cars Is so small as to be unimportant. In view of this fact the total shows a pretty good refutation of the claim that arij money that might better be spent for brerd 13 gointj Into automobiles. "The State of California has an auto, mobile to every twenty-five inhabitants. New York State alone has more cars registered than are in use in Germany and France combined, and both these countries have always been regarded as pioneers in the production of automo biles. "There are hundreds of other com parisons that could be made showing that hundreds of thousands of people throughout the country are making a better living out of the automobile in dustry than they could otherwise hope for. Still, some of the professional 'gloomers claim they can see rocks ahead. It Is to laugh." Electric Association Names Committees E. S. Marlow, chairman of the Wash ington section of the Electric Vehicle Association of America has named the following committees: Papers and pro gram. John J. Bartram. Bartram Garage, hairman; A. I. Dixon, General Vehicle Company; C R. Erkman. Anderson Elcc trie Car Company; C M. Marsh. Poto mac Electric Power Company. Attend ance and publicity. Joseph M. Stoddard, Ccok & Stoddard Company, chairman: Arthur Foraker, Potomac Motor Car Company; C M. Marsh. Operating Matistics. Barry Mulligan. Bureau of htanoards, chairman; George T. simp ton. "Wood ward & Lothrop : H. B. if art. Jr.. Potomac Electric Power Company. Mem bership. J. A. Sterrett, Sterrett ft- Flem ing.! chairman: R. U.tEmersont Emerson & Orme. Reception, James V. Orme. Emerson & Orme. chairman ; George "Weaver. Cook & Stoddard Company: 10. t. aiuiiuiiau. oLuragc xauery oz rquip ment Company. Garage. H. A. Brooks.! J'ctomac Electric Power Company, chair man; C. E. Slaybaugh, Fidelity Storage, Company; Otto Jacob!. Dupont Garace: Jeorge D. Hardesty. Philadelphia Stor age Battery Company. Furnishes Free Air. In order to furnish motor car owners tith free air for their tires, the Fire stone Tire and Rubber Company hag established a free air station In front of Its branch store, at CI Fourteenth street. An AJlts-Chalmers compressor pump has been Installed and gives .; onstsnt supply of air to those who may reed it in their tires. Tho pump starts up automatically at 100 pcumls and stops automatically at 125 pounds, thus preventing the user from getting too much inflation. MOTOR CAR MEN BUY DETROIT ELECTRICS Washington Agent Says Best Known Men in Automobile Industry Use Them. NEW AUTOMOBILES SHOWN HERE be $ "It is an interesting fact." said "W. R. Emerson, of Emerson & Orme, Wash ington agents for Detroit electrics, 'that tome of the best known men in the automobile Industry are owners of Detroit electrics. "Henry Ford has owned three De ficits, and it Is the enly make of cltctric he has ever driven. Thomas A. Edison, the electrical wizard, also has oTvned three cars of this make, his lt.tc.st being a Detroit electric brougham piesented to him several weeks ago by Henry Ford. "These are only two of many men of national prominence in the motor car world, who after thorough inves tigation have purchased Detroit elec trics. Some or these critical owners include Henry B. Joy. president of the Parkard Motor Car Company; James Ccuzens. treasurer, Fard Motor Com pany: W. C. Leland. Cadillac Motor Cat Company: Lee Counselman, former president of "Washington and now rice president of tho Chalmers Motor Com pany; Charles J, Butler, president Mor gan &. Wright Company; J. Frank Duryea. vice president Stevens-Duryea Automobile Company; Howard Mar rron, president of the Xordyke & Mor rrcn Company: J. Walter Drake, vic-a president Hupp Motor Car Company. ami George Dunham, chief engineer of the Chalmers Motor Car Company. "The fact that these men. who are widely known in the automobile world, have selected the Detroit electric, is concrete proof that the Detroit electric Is of satisfactory design." Every Automobile Has Its'Own Peculiarities Purchasers of cars should bear in mind the fact that every car has a dis position. Each make of car has its own peculiarities. When purchasing a car with which you are not entirely familiar. It Is ad visable to obtain from the maker a book of instructions and digest this care fully. A little study about the particu lar features of your car. -with which you are not entirely familiar, will often ob viate unnecessary expense and delay. One should not always depend upon ex perience as a teacher. Nine Overland Cars Sold. During the past week the Oveljand Washington Motor Company sold Over land cars to the following: James Thatcher. E. P. Mertt. B. E. Hinton. Richard Buhler. Dr. J..W. Pollock. A. E. Eeitzei, John Smlthde&l, William Jles slnk, and Myers Brothers. t. '! -. Prominent'Cadillac Buyers Dr. Lorcn Johnson and "W. A. Hill, eal estate dealers, are the latest pur- hasrs of Cadillac cars. The former urchased a landaulet coupe and the latter secured a roadster. Roth cars ere deUVered this week by the Cook & Stoddard Company. for Sale USED AUTOMOBILES Condition Guaranteed 1913 6-pass. Cadillac touring. 1913 l-pass. Cadillac coupe. lyiJ 5-pass. Cadillac touring. 3912 4-pass. Cadillac touring. 1911 5-pass. Cadillac touring. 1913 5-pass. Stearns touring. 1913 7-pass. Pratt touring. 1912 Ford landaulet with touring "f body, 1911 4-pass. Chalmers "10" touring. Rauch & Lang electric roadster. Baker electric coupe. Waverly electric Stanhope. Cook & Stoddard Co. j 1138 CONN. AVE. TeJ.N. 7810 '.- m -- ! ))-)). ,. in tfWMBflM'nrFJ'M Reliable and Economical The Ford supplies the business man's greatest aid to success an efficient and economical delivery car. Let us demon strate to you that you'll be saving time and trouble by using the Ford. Five hundred dollars is the price of the FORD runabout; the touring car is five fifty; the town car seven fifty; f. o. b. Detroit, the delivery car six fifty in Washington, complete with equipment. Get catalog and particulars from Miller Bros. Auto and Supply House 61-81 Pierce St. N.E. 1 105-7 14th St. N. W. Phone Lincoln nfin pimp,. North 1C5. m VHmT 'rmmmaaaaaaWfmwmmm: mmmmjmmmmmmmmmT&m SmmmmmmrmmmllmW wni SBeSSr BBBBBBBBBBBBsY A BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB&l-lBVPt0BlBHt NHkLIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIKiIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII KEollllwiIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIBIsMbri fiilEIBI9illlllllllllllllllllllllllllHLIIIIIIIIS0MKtf SSsiKllmStEjBSI Top W. J. HAHPER, At Wheel, and HENRY CUNNINGHAM, In the rormera New Six-Cylinder Marion Roadster. Bottom The New SAXON Small Car, Agency For Which Has Been Placed With ZeU Motor Car Company, and First Shipment of Which Was Re ceived Here This Week. Army Gives Field Test To Motorcycle Artillery A thorough test of the practicability of motorcycles for use In connection with the field artillery Is being made at Fort Riley. Kansas. TCie machines will be given a year's trial under all sorts of conditions, at the end of which time a report will be made to the War Department as" to the efficiency of tho two-wheeler. Us cost and general adaptability to army work. If this report is favorable it will per haps moan that many of the army posts throughout the country will be equipped with motorcycles. Startles Sweden. In its division of the big annual win ter cross-country race which forms an nually the big motoring event in Sweden, a Studebaker "four" touring car finished more than eight hours ahead of Its com petitors, making an amazing record for speed and endurance Another Stude baker. "four" finished fourth. NOW IS TIME TO 'BUY AUTOMOBILES There are many reasons why those who propose buying cars in the spring should do so now. Dealers are able to secure cars now and will deliver thorn when wanted. Later on, when the de mand increases, there will be more or less trouble with de liveries. The prospective buyer who is wise will get his order in now. SEEK SUBSTITUTE FOR FUEL Prizes of $12,400 Hung Up in Competition by French Association. Many Ford Cars Sold Here Miller Brothers report the sale of Ford cars to the following: Touring cars, A. C. Thour. MUs Florence B. Culver. W. Allen Griffith", Dr. Philip Roy, Mrs.' at. iv. uenaerson, ueorge is. Tew, John V. May, Miss Minnie E. Newton, Dr. E. E. Smith. Miss Effle C. Ryon, Ira S. Weil. William A. Greer, W. W. Nellgan. T. E. Hedekln, R. H. Norton, Howard A. Coombs, F. S. Rutter and F. B. Middle ton. Runabouts Dr. T. Edward Jones. Dr. T. A. Poole, J. T. O'Brien, Charles N. Soran. J. F. Kelchner. Dr. Mary Holmes. Dr. A. Xi. Stavely. Delivery vagon to Dupont Flower Shop. i Several competitions have been heI3 abroad which had for their object the development of a fuel to take the place of gasolene, and thus far no really satisfactory substitutes have been found. A prize of $10,000 -was offered recently In England for a gasolene eubstitute. but of thirty-seven plans submitted In the competition none were found feas ible and the prize offer was discon tinued. Word comes from abroad that the Automobile Club of France plans to hold a competition similar In some re spects to the one held In England. The club purposes to hold a series of testa of kerosene engines commencing- next October tilth prizes -which -will aggre gate H2.40O. It will, not be a carbureter test, a It Is designed to demonstrate the fuel con sumption, usefulness, eta, of four cylin der engines of the automobile type rat ing between twenty and thirty horse power. The conditions' of the 'contest specify that engines can be started on gasolene, provided this fuel Is not con tained. In a tank which forms part of the equipment . . Another novel test abroad Is one which has for its object a substitute for niWber tire for motor trucks. It Is being conducted by the Austrian ministry of war, and a prize of 110,000 Is offered. Ford Makes 24,621 Cars in One Month Th nrnductlve capacity of American automobile factories Is illustrated hy the new record hung- up by tne ora Motor Company. More than 1.000 "n liipiI ira a day for twenty-four con secutive working days was the new rec ord hung up during February oy tne Pnni rommnv. February shattered all previous production records of the com pany. During this month 21.G21 cars were built and shipped. This excelled the ..--., ny Tinmnr. Itmlf a. record- smashlng month, when 23.S9 were built and snippea to rora oriwenca agents throughout the world. Robert Sharp Resigns. Robert Sharp, who has traveled Vir ginia for the Washington 'branch of the Bulck Motor Company for several years; nas resigned. e win opcu a automobile salesroom in Bristol, a., and will handle .the Bulck line. Henry Ford and Thos. A. Edison buy HbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbHbbmKssJ S (mHVEhm Electric SOCIETY'S TOWN CAR 'SBBBBBsPPVlBBBBBBBBrBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBlBBBBBraBBBBBBBBBBBBBrBBBBBBBBBBr TUftlljit aisBslsflsflsisk ' USSSP Htnry Ford and His New 1914 DitrtitEltctrie EmlpttJ mltk Edim BtUrrUt Tits. A. Edison and His New 1914 Dttroit Eltcirie Etuittii witk Eiium BsUtriit How Woulcl You Like To Have These Master Minds Help You Choose Your Electric Car? Thinkwhatagreatprivi lege it would be to have the advice of Henry Ford, the world's greatest automobile manufacturer, and Thomas A. Edison, the world's greatest electrical authority, in set tling the problem of which electric to buy. We can offer you the result of their investigation and the benefit of their judgment on electric cars. Three Times the Choice of Ford and Edison Mr. Ford has owned three Detroit Electrics; and this is the only make of electric car he has ever owned. Mr. Edison has owned three Detroit Electrics; and these are the only electric cars he has ever owned since we placed our cars on the market. Why not be guided by these two men in choosing your electric? Their repeated pur chases of Detroit Electric cars furnish the strongest endorse ment they can give. Advice Worth Millions It is equivalent to what their advice would be if you were able to take them with you as you examine electric cars and choose the one you will buy. Mr. Ford and Mr. Edison are only two of many men of national prominence in the automobile world, who after thorough investigation have purchased Detroit Electric cars. A partial list of these critical owners includes: Henry B. Joy, President Packard Motor Car Co. C. J. Moore, Operating Mgr. Packard Motor Car Co. C. H. Wills, Factory Mgr., Ford Motor Co. Lee Counselman, Vice-Pres. and Gen. Mgr. Chalmers Motor Co. Geo. W. Dunham, Chief Eng., Chalmers Motor Co. J. Frank Duryea, Vice-Pres. and Factory Mgr. Stevens Duryea Automobile Co. Howard Marmon, President Nordyke 6i Marmon Co. S. J. Kuqua, Vice-Pres. Cole Motor Car Co. J. Walter Drake, President Hupmobile Motor Car Co. Gilbert W. Lee, Director Lorier Motor Co. Charles J. Butler, President Morgan fit Wright Co. Never before in the history of the automobile business has any one manufacturer been able to offer such con crete proof of the superior design, material and work manship of his product as is shown by the choice of such men as these. These Men Know These men know the ad vantages of a manufactured car as compared with an assembled one. They realize the advantage of the Detroit Electric chainless direct shaft drive power plant; the large powerful motor; the patented braking system; the pure aluminum plate in bodies, window sash and fenders; the refined elegance of the up holstery, painting and general appointments of the Detroit Electric. High Quality Large Production The Detroit Electric is, first, last and always a quality car. Yet, because of our vol ume of business, the Detroit Electric is not over-priced nor even high priced. Large production and scien tific methods of manufacture enable us to sell the Detroit Electric at from $300 to $500 lower than is asked for elec tric pleasure cars, which, we think, do not compare with the Detroit Electric in qual ity. Detroit Electrics are manu factured, not assembled cars. Motors, bodies, axles, con trollers, batteries, etc., are all built in the Detroit Electric factory the world's largest and most completelyequipped electric pleasure car factory. The Car of the Year Detroit Electric cars this year as always offer you the highest possible perfec tion in motor car building utmost elegance and beauty in design and finish, the most modern features of conveni ence and luxury, the best of electrical engineering practice in power, speed, endurance, economy, safety. A wide range of choice is offered in our list of models: With Bevel Gear Axle: Victoria $2300 4-Passenger Brougham (Rear Seat Driv-) 2550 5-Passcnijcr Brougham (Front Seat Drive) . . . 2800 With Worm Gear Axle: Gentleman's Roadster. . . 2500 4-Passengcr Brougham (Rear Seat Drivfl 2S50 5-Passeneer Brougham (Detroit Duplex Drive) 3000 Prictsf. t. . Dttnil) Be guided by the example of Ford, Edison and these other motor experts. Call and see the Detroit Electric for yourself. A ride will quickly con vince you why every third electric pleasure car sold is a Detroit Electric Demonstra tion on request. Anderson Electric Car Company, Detroit, Mich. EMERSOiN & ORME, Distributers Phone Main 7695 1407 H Street N. W. Dealers to Hold Meeting. A meeting: of the Washington Automo bile Dealers' Association will h held Monday night at the Occidental. A div idend on the recent automobile show will be declared, and other matters o inter est to the members will be discussed. At the close of lh mAiw ... ., -vmms UIJJVr Will .lerv . 3' H"Jerson Is chairman ml tin uHumiuK on arrangements. Fr. Baiijherty Buys Car. Father O. W. Daagherty, or Cathaiic University, this week purchased a StsAe baker "35 coupe from the Commewtal Automobile Supply Company. Other salei made by this company were -Stadebater r "four" tourinj: cars to F. C Gideon- and C. E. Hunt and a "Six" to liV'-K. Zlrawner. t r 'I Youcaift IfiL Beat diamond Quality 30x3 30x3 32x3ft 33x4 34x4 34x4K: 3Sx4K 3tx4K' 37x5 38x5' VII lilt riu Rtnr ttJiamona Tires at ntr 5 : m l7- jjgjjj 2555 llll 26,05' 1 1 I ' 3S1 Mil SS ill "2. 5730 Tires OMamori . t& Slippery, slimy, mucky pavements A respect the Squeegee Tread The Squeegees scrub through the greasy film of the surface to a firm, clean grip on. the road-rabd hold! They won't slfp, slide or akid. And the Squeegee rtroctnrc ho mum yon longer Demand .Diamond Tires s c- t r ' The Leading Light Six" of the Season Every bit of the accumulated experience of eleven years of successful car building and service to owners has entered into the design and construction of this six cylinder Marion. Every refinement that experience could suggest is included. Consistent pursuance of the Marion policy of incor porating only the highest quality of material, along dis tinctive lines", makes this latest Marion model at $2,1 So worthy in every way of the enyiable reputation built up bv'Marion quality and service. The Marion "Four" For grace, easy ridlnp qualities, power, sturdiness. and nicety of detail, no car on the market at anywhere near the price can equal the Marlon four-cylinder model at $1,650. It is essentially everything a high-class "Four" should be. Each Marion chassis Is fitted with many distinct body types. There is one to meet your needs whether your choice be for touring car, roadster, speedster, or closed car. Superior, finish, attention to detail and equipment which includes "Westing house electric lighting and starting system. Stewart speedom eter, demountable rims, top and top boot, windshield, eta. features each model. Marlon cars are besfappreclated after a thorough demon stration. We would be pleased to arrange this opportunity for you. A phone call will do. Motor Sales and Service Co. N. E. Cor. 14th and Corcoran Sts. N. W. II. Cnnnlnxbam, MBr. Paoae North 157. Marion Motor Car Co., Indianapolis, Ind. MsMMBMsaBMBsWff WB Mt sssssB rwm f - m yg 4wMaS 'M. mwz: 4"hSI2&s9ftflKKS flsBHKJLilLJ.iiiiB mmmmmmTmMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmimmmmmmmMm Place Your Order Early Indications are that the demand will be greater than the I supply. Compare the running expenses, repairs, and the guaran tee oHhe Dudly Cyclecar with any automobile then place your order we leave to your business judgment which you snail buy. Original Cyclecar Co. 724 Bond Building, Washington, D. C. & 1 3 - . 351 4 I. i 1 i 5l 2 ! -l Line. 3956 . J-w.T' .,.