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Automobile of Tomorrow Will Be Constructed Like a Moving Drawing Room
JUST PRESS Tht the automobile of the next generation will be far different from the trp In ure today is the predic tion made In an Interesting- article In a recent Issue of the Scientific Amer ican. The entire control of the ma chine will ba simplified and perhaps located In a set of push buttons. A recent invention makes possible the opening; and closinr of garage doors bjr thla method, and the application of the theory, it is prophesied, will be applied to the automobile itself. The article, which is entitled "The Motor Car of the Future." says that the car will be weather-tight and weather-proof, and that the sides, front, rear, and roof will probably be made of glass. In warm weather tt)ee sides would come down, while inside curtains, lncludtng one for the roof of the machine, would keep out the sun and glare when shade Is de sired. Change In Engine. The writer then says: "The power plant of the car of the not-too-near future will be under the body and on or near the rear axle. "A thousand gasolene engineers are about to arise and call me wick ed names and tell me it can't be done. I dare say It can't with a gasolene engine. But who said the car of t!)e future had to have a gaso lene engine; "There Is at least one brand-new development In the steam-car field, which does this very thing puts the power plant where it belongs, close to the rear axle, thus dispensing with tb lqng shaft, the unlversals and their likelihood of breaking and wearing out. and their power loss. Eleetrlo automobiles of the present all have their power plants on or near .the point of power application. "If. as seems reasonable t. sup pose, the greatest of all power prob lems is finally solved If we ever learn to develop the power In gaso lene, alcohol, kerosene, explosives. coal wherever latent power Is di rectly into electricity, then there can be no Question as to where the pow er plant will .be. And make no mis take about it that development will one day be made. t Rf-rslntlen Gelac Ob. iThe bksbi pf control) .of a mo- tor"h continues,' aS-r Widergolng- a revolution right now and the end is far to seek. . "The first automobile had an en gine to pull the car, a man to start the engine, a man to stop the car, a man to pump the gasolene, a man to turn down the oiler, a man to pump the tires, a 'man to fill the oil lamps, a man tt light them oh. it was the same man, but the point Is the engine didn't do anything but pull him around. He had to attend to all the rest of It himself. "Today the engine supplies power for lights, power to start Itself, power to pump up tires, power to pump Its own oil, power to pump Its own gaso lene. bat Is nextT Power to stop itself, of course! And here we ..ore on solid ground, for the vacuum brake, which uses engine power to create euction and air pressure to apply brakes, is already on the market. So is an elec trical brake, which uses the stored engine energy in the battery to wind a cable or a drum and puts so much pressure on the brake bands that the best practice is to keep them thor oughly oiled! "The car of the future won't leave anything to be done by man power. "if the engine starts and lights and pumps and stops itself, why, shouldn't It steer the -ar? "And In the future the car with the steering wheel will be as obso lete as the car with the hand pump for gas or oil Is today. "The car of the future will have no such thing as a driver's seat. All the seats in the car save the. rear one, will Jje movtble. Driving will be dne . from a small control board, which can be held in the lap. It will be connected to the mechanism by a XiexjBie electric came, a small finger lever, not a .-heel, will guide the car,. Another will attend to speed changes, buttons will light and warm th ear, blow the horn, apply the brakew everything. The driver will ett right or left as he pleases or even. AiYiUShMENTS WLiSM Today's Attractions, at the FUlm Ui'U'i" TODAT AND ALL WEEK. VIRGINIA PEARSON In "STOLEN HONOR. - UKANUALL b TODAY KARLB WIL UAMS In -THE GHELL MTSTKRY." TOMORROW-VIVIAN MARTIN Irt THE TROUBLE BUSTER." PLA7A 4a "h su x-xv- 1 U1UI TODAY. MON.. TUE& WM. S HART In "THE PRIMAL LURE.' THE NSW STANTON wf ,. Special t-Reel Metro Production With Harold Lockwood In "Unor Handicap." PENN GARDENS rE-;TW DICK 3A880N, OOUEDT. -, ,,,, . - - - g "r..r'.5.saa.ar Here is the coming automobile. otherwise heated; plenty of rocm; on country roads, on the rear seat. Driving will be then, what it ought to be, a mental, not physical exercise. "And don't protest that an elec tric cable can't carry all the con trolling Influences from driver tol car, to engine, to lights, horn, brake. I speed controls, steering. The modern church organ has five banks of keys and hundreds of stops. Every key has an electrical circuit, every stop, every coupler, every pedal has at least one and sometimes several, and they all the whole tseveral hundred of them ko In one flexible cable so that a modern console can be muveo about in the church exact.y as the modern control board of the future will be moved about In the automo bile. Car That la To Come. "Pedals, levers, dials, contraptions of all sorts, will disappear. The in terior of the car of the future will look like a little pleasure house, not the engine room of the U-boat. The engine I won't quarrel with you as to whether It Is electric, gas or steam, or located under the hood or the rear seat will deliver and store enough power to do everything about the car that manual labor now does. "The motor car of the future will be low. You won't climb Into it you win step into It. Six-Inch clearances will be ample, because the future won't have any bad roads. "The car of the future will carrv neither extra tires nor extra wheels. In the first place. If the non-punctur- aDie tire doesnt arrive which it will, probably and If the substitute for rubber is never made which It will be why, some one will come across with a substitute for air. Electrical Control. "By means of an Electrical 3vire patented the automoblllat can upon reaching his garage press a biuion which will turn on the lights in the building, unlock the doors and fold them back clear of the opening all within a few seconds," says the Scientific American. "The push buttons are arranged on a metal post outside' In a .-on-venlent place at the side 'if the driveway where the driver cn reach out with one hand and operate the device. One push button np.ins up the garage, another closes It while a third stops the doors instantlv. Pro vision has been made though u spring checking device to prevent ac cidents to persons of machines, should they, by oversight, be standing in the opening after the closing button has been presfed. "In case of emergency, as power being ofT. etc.. a slight pull of a lever disengages gears? and the d.ors can be hand operated. The doors are mechanically connected so that the opening of one section also opens the other. "When the push button drvii-e Is outside they may be ODerated ith a cylinder lock; so that no one beida the owners can nt-r thr garage. "The device is very slmpl to In stall and can be planed wherevr there Is twelve inches .pare above the doorway. The maintenance after in stallation is prartioaHy nothing. (Copyrlrht. 1J17. Munn A Co. Scientific American, by Oil F. Wood.) AMUSEMENTS Theaters rRANO&H'C h"'"kfr. ii,. H IRthSI.atre.Mld. AZ.AN" TOMORROW W'M S HART In "THE SILENT MAN fRANDAII'? Th"".iBst. t.2A"v.? mu' AND TOMUll J.i?.?..7.ri2 V. '' A s KAIHIJANKS In REACHING KOR THE JlOdN CRANPAU.'S Sirs :' Mn--. 5aSJL"SSJ2 OAK InA CRANDAUSASdaV'" "t&o';!5 HOW- "THE AUCTION BLOCK." Lr mat HEACH ' CRANnAUSAt.A.,,i ... MATINEE-2 I' M. DAILY. 3 p M BUN TODAY - CARLISLE IILACK ELL In THE GOOD-FOR NOTHING." TOMORROW-VIVIAN MARTIN In "MOL LY ENTANGLED." Sides and top of class, steam or no noise; no steerine wheel, just Congress Serbia's Admiration for Our High Ideals American Army Clothing Compared With Swiss, Italian, and German Curious Complications in Coal Regulation "Live Wires" in Promotion Unifying War Tax Bills. By W. V. BYARS. As the House was not in session, it was not one of our busiest days in Coneress yesterday. But we did considerable. Among other things, we continued to make a careful study of expert financial methods, repre sented by percentages of fifty-fifty and of sixty-five to thirty-five in army uniforms. Also we made a distinct and inde pendent study of other expert finan cial methods, illustrated in the co ordination of coal, when men who "know a good thing" put that good thing over on a good man, who thinks well of his fellows, and is also one of the best qualified college presi dents in this or any other country. After doing a number of other taings in addition to these, we gave our wannest applause to the enun ciation of the great principles of the Declaration of Independence and the Sermon on the Mount, to wit: That we are all born free, with equal rights to life, liberty, and the pur suit of happiness, and that we ought to love our neighbors as ourselves. This reads like persiflage. It sug gests sarcasm. It may seem to be prompted by the 'Sinister motives" Senator Lodge does not show in ex amining a Democratic food adminis trator. It is, on the contrary, a con densed perspective view of our act ual proceedings. We did 11 these thinrs in that order, and then some others of considerable, if not equal, interest. Vc applauded our lofty ideals when we found how greatly we were admired for them by a distinguished visitor. This was Dr. Millenko Ves nitch, chief of the Serbian va"r mis sion. He was escorted into the Sen ate chamber by a committee of the Senate. He was a very plain-looking man himself, but his distinguish ed staff glitterf-d with orders. The gray-boarded. licrcr-looking old gen eral, who wiiro the most orders, stop ped to pat one of the Senate pages on the check. Vice President Mar shall made a speech of welcome. It was really one of his best efforts. He befan with Patrick Henry's demand for liberty or death and rose above it. Thoae who think our Vice Presi dent does not know how to handle the English language ouu'ht to hear him on an occasion, that really rails for it He voiced our national aspirations with a dignity worthy of the historic occasion. As our distinguished Serbian guest told us how our lofty ideals and ex ample have stirred the hearts of men for better things until we are the hope of the world, we forgot about C5-:t5 substitutes for all-wool roods and applauded him with warmth. If some one would only admire our sub lime side oftrner, perhaps it might be better for all concerned. It was so yesterday, at any rate. When Dr. Vcsnitch congratulated us on our four distinct varieties of liberty re ligious, political, commercial, and industrial -we apnluuded With sin cere devotion to them all. We were as proud of them as we were when he congratulated us on our principles of local self-government and our hatred of dominating the weak. He d'd us good. When he left the cham ber, we felt loftier than we had felt before during the year. In the matter of the Mxty-nve- thirty-five ratio of co-ordination In conserving the wool supply. W. B. THE WASTTTXGTOX TDDHS. -aj8B:r3Za35syKS3 I.. ojn some simple levers and buttons held be punctured. Can you beat it? What It Did Yesterday Blanchi, of New York. toIU tue Sen ate Commltee on Military Affairs that woolens are made of wool, and that when you put 33 per ctnt of shoddy Into cloth, it Is shoddv cloth, not woolen cloth. He said that prior to 1914, be had sold woolens for uni forms to Italy, Switzerland, and Ger many. He had sold sne to Eu rope since 1914. but he had lately sold out bis entire stock to the United States Government at its re quest. He said he had no contract and no other Interest In testifying than that of giving the Senators his opinion if they wanted IL The Eu ropean governments who had bought uniform cloth from him nought woolen cloth, unadulterated, and all wool from the sbecp. It was not shoddy, but woolen. In his opinion, the soldiers of the United States in Europe were entitled tn thn het clothing, and in his opinion clothing 3 not norit ohnjili. .. r . - ... ... ouwuj iu O.I per cent wool was not as good as woolen clothing, and could not be made so. That was all. Appearing before the Senate Com mittee on Manufactures, Stanley B Houck, of Minneapolis, told of the suffering of independent coal dealers under co-ordination. Dock com panies handling coal along the Great Lakes represent great coal produc ing and selling corporation. The dock companies have been unified In an association The association conferred with the Fuel Administra tion In arranging or staoilizlng prices. The association Is co-ordinated and seems satisfied. Consumers of coal in the Northwest usually buy from the dock companies In com petition with the great Illinois coal fields. Under present conditions, coal from the Illinois fields, selling much cheaper than "dock coal," Is diverted elsewhere. Competition has ceased. The dock coal prices pre vail. Under complications it would take a special report a hundred pages long to explain. Northwestern dealers are being arrested for selling Illinois roal, already on hand, at prices above the regulation price for Illinois contract coal, although It Is much below the prevailing dock price. The witness showed a Min neapolis telegram from two dealers who, after arrest, a day or so ago. Implored first legal aid from him or anyone else who could suppy It. The witness was sure of the probity of the Fuel Administration IIs was sure of its patrio'ic motives and its energy. Hut somehow something was ocurring he could not explain. A theory held In the committee room and more or less elucidated in questions, was that Dr. Garfield, who associates with the best and purest men In the coal business, haslet to learn that it also Includes financial experts who in "Putting Over t Good Thing" are "live wires" as full) alive as Captain Kidd might have be come if he had lived In the electric ase and practiced "promotion" in stead of mere piracy. Dr. Garfield may be deeply shock ed by these "live wires" If. on closer contact, he begins to know them bet ter. The great Oil Iinds Leasing bill. dlscuBaed in the Senate yestcrdiiy and In process of amendment, will be pill on its final passage before 5 o'clock Monday. The Smoot bill, introduced and discussed yesterday by Senator Hmnot of Utah, is amendatory of all war-tax bills now in force. It Ib In- tended to combine them into a slnele measure. SUNDAY, JANUARY wumeo c foo on the lap, and tires that can't SEES HIMSELF DIE; THENSA VED FROM SUICIDE (Continued from First rage.) even a vug-station from his Interested hearer. Johnson begin the story of how he watched himself die in the Wilson hotel; how be felt that he was facltiK death and how he was pre pared to meet It. Here 'a the story: The nrntlat'a Story. Did you ever watch yourself die? No? Well. 1 httve. If you were contemplating suicide, a course that every man and every woman at some time or other In their lives has considered, what method would you adopt? Would you study -It out nnd hit upon fonje pleasant, eay method, or would you grasp the first weapon that came to mind? On three different occasions during the past year I have taken steps to do away with myself. Twice I failed, my efforts were wholly unsuccessful, but the third attempt came near be Inc my finish. Being a dentist by profession, and having had two years study In prac tical medicine. I was naturally fa miliar with drues nnd poisons. No subject in my course held my atten tion more closely than that of poisons. Wondered Ahout rorrectnenft. I often questioned the truthfulness of my text books In reejnrd to the after effects of tikin? deadly poisons. I wondered If the medical writers were correct In their conclusions. In my studies und from personal research I learned that aconltlne. an alkelold made from aconite. Is the most deadly poison known. It struck me, when 1 made this discovery, that In the event I should be overtaken by misfortune and driven to suicide, ( would test out aronilinc, since It would be certain to produce death. I wanted no miscarriage of plans. When once started I usually go through with an undertaking. This poison. I could see. had an ad vantage over others. In the flrst place, there is scarcely any pain !n lis wake. Again, it leavse no slcns of demarca tion on the body. I am t.ie who has been uccus-! .-if being too tender hearled. of ImvinK an cverslon to blood, of taking eicry precaution to avert suffering for others. Illeeteil Suicide. I elected to bo found o tuicide In Wilson rather than be arrested for murder Iu Middlesex, where the girl I loved made her home: where my family rcilded; where much Was expected o.'. me. now that I had com pleted my Cental cour.se. hung out my sign and was a ftill-llcoged dental surgeon. I procured five crams of aconltlne. I learned from my text book that one-sixteenth of :t erain was a fatal dose. .Surely enoueh to kill eighty men would end my troubles. So beiit wa-i I on ending my life; .-o obsessed was I with the desire to know wnetiicr Its action on me would confirm the assertion of the medical experts, that I do not remember pen nine the cevernl letters to my fam ily and fricndi, that the detective found In my room at the hotel. I was not frightened as I faced what I thoiiKht would bo certain death. I was merely fascinated in Its contemplation. Deep Sense of Heller. I approached the end with a deep sense of relief, for nil my troubles would soon he at tin end; they had already ceased to he a burden. I ap proached the e.nil mill u licht hearl edness that I had not experienced in muity months Adjusting the ahudes to my room at the hotel. I rearranged several ar ticles on the bureau: placed the chairs In their proper places und turned on the electric liKht. .Some small personal effects I UNDERTAKERS J. WILLIAM LEE, UNDERTAKER AND LIVERT. H3 ra. v N W. "-tin M IJ WKlllNOTOV t FLORAL DESIGNS FUNERAL DESIGNS Of Krerr l)tcrlptlon'-lo4rate Prleea, GUDE. un r sr. u. w. G. 1918. 'KarTWrgTCm'!,-sais eocn-rirtc. ArcaTaNi This is the way automobiles soon will open the f doors of the garage. He drives up to a post outside the building, presses a button, and presto, open go the portals and on go the lights. BY POISOM placed In a box and addressed it to my mother Among- the several let ters In the box I placed a brooch that I had purchased as a Christmas Lsed as a Christmas gift for mother. Among other things were some pictures of Alice, my dead wife. In timea past I had feared that T would become excited In my last mo ments on earth, but I found, to my relief, that I waa calm and sober, that It waa easy to be casual and deliberate In my actions. Takes the Poises. After turning down the coverlet. I disrobed, laid my clothea neatly on a chair and walked over to the wash atand with my little tube of aconl tlne. I emptied the poison Into ft glasa tumbler, and after adding to portion of water, drank the concoction. As a precaution against others be-' Ing poinoned. I rinsed the glasa and turned It upside down on the stand to drain. It waa In thla position that the glass was found later by the de tective. I hear. Leisurely I crawled Into bed for what I expected to be my last long aleep. I had vlalons of heaven a I lay down that day, for I had only a few hours before been reading ft Gid eon Iiible that had been placed In my room. (Johnson had marked certain verses In the fourteenth chapter of John, which, among other things says, "In a little while I go. and the world seeth me no more.") Tressed Ilia Hands. Stretching myself out In bed. J croiaed my handa over my breast for a time, for I remembered that was tho proper manner for a man to as sume In departing from thla life. For several minutes I waited for those unmistakable sl&ni that would convince me that the poison waa tak ing effect on my system. I lived for several leconda in mor tal dread lert it take me off without my knowing It. for I wanted to know for myself whether or not the text book had told the truth. Soon I fet a peculiar tingling In my toes. It waa ft queer sensation, neither painful nor unpleasant. Slow ly that sensation crept up my legs and through my body It reached my stomach, then my chest, and then coursed through my arms. Never was my mind more active. I followed each and every movement of that poison-clutch as It took posses sion of one member of my body after the other. Itemembererf Hook. It flashed through my mind that the book had told how the polaon would produce a paralysis of sensation and motion: of how the finger tlpa of the patient would lose the sense of touch. I was almost excited as I thrust my hand from beneath the coverlet and jrrasped the sheet. Never had I ueen more Interested In the outcome of an LOCAL MENTION. Teeth Haarnnteed to Fit aa Low as p. Dr Vauahan'a Dental Office. 307 7th SPECIAL NOTICES PURSUANT to Peetlon I, Article VIII of Br U, notlc ! nerrby alvrn that the An nual Meeting of the Stockholders or Tr Cap ital Traction Company for th eUctlon of a Hoard of Directors for the cmutna year and the trannactton of such other bualnees aa may I brought befor the meeting;, will be held at th otner or tha Coninr. lath and VI trttts N W . WaMnton. D. C . on Wadnea day, January . 1911. at 10. li o'clock A. M. The poll will be open from 11 o'clock A. 14. until t: o'clock noon. II. D. CKAilPTON Secretary. 1-3 the'societt OF KQUITT AND jusTici: otters tha publlo their certlAcatti of in debtedners at r-ar wttb Interest at C per et-nt per annum, paj-able or demand to enable them to operate depots for the aale of ful and food at reduced prices to fathers, moth. rs. wives, daughters, tons, alatera and broth era of soldiers and sailors of tha Unltid States. For particulars address P. O. BOX HI. 11th it. Station i.-jj I UAXE a rpKlalty of preparing ana ao knowP dKlna Income Tax returns after Jan. oery dret. UJRENZO O. WABFIELP. No lary Public. 1114 it it. N. W. North till. Draft ainaaeiis rreo. u WR ORGANIZE eorporattone read? to da business under Delawar or D, C. lawa at lowest nitea. for further partlculara addreea Tun CORPORATION AOKNOX OOiiPAMT. Washington. D. Q. 14 .?r;vr3'TH!iw j ? experiment at medical college than In the outcome of thla rtnal test of the veracity of the medical text book on poisons. It was true. I could not feel the sheet wltuin the grasp of my fingers. Surely the end was near. I looked up and saw the electric light begin to flicker. It grew dim mer. Through It all. I did not give a thought to the folks back home; to what the hotel management would tblnk or say when they found me dead. I followed the action of that polaon ao closely, that my mind was gripped on that one subject Then everything went black be fore my eyea. I was alnklng. I did not grasp nor not gasp nor suffer and discomfort whatever. It wu Just like floating slowly downward. My last connected thought was Another Big Week of "CJeanOJp? Prices At This Busy Economy Shoe Market -j I Hundreds of Pairs of Women's mn- $6 to $10 Novelty Boots At $4.65 X SALE that is "putting ifi ! "la ;sjl l rings other town! The styles arc all delightfully new and novel the values W-fc V eV imply wonderful. -a.-a-a-r-aaA-i i-t'tv. C!i. S I VSJ N. Grays and Ivory More Than a Dozen Shades of Tan: Black. Tans and Gray With different color Literally everything in the smart new boots that will be worn for spring. All at one sweeping price cut Tablefuls of Men's and Women's Broken Sizes $1.95 Values up to $5 in small sizes out-of-style shoes and other remnants. In all leathers. fposarw JLSHOE MARKET L 414 Ninth Street how did the writer of that text book tell bis story ao correctly without having the real experience. Uow did he live to tell the atory? I wsa startled some time later, how long I do not know, to awake at the Wilson Sanitarium wifh nuraea and doctors,, working over me. I bad taken an overdose, they aald. I was told that when the hotel man agement opened my room I had been nauaeated and was delirious and that the polaon had been pumped from my (tomaeh. It waa the hand of Providence, X am confident, that reached down and snatched me from the grave, for the end of my atay on earth la not yet. That experience Is conclusive, to my mind, that I will never go to the electric chair. It 1 1 ' I lU-aa-BisVW f-UiL-1-tN V V M aaaaaH I Jl A JT aaaaaH at f V jk HfeaaVV BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBS-Wf la A PrvN In V--A. JiF i'a -M -a ! li around" shoe sales Kid Boob cloth or buck tops. $4.65 Special Values in the Best Shoes for Men At $3.85 At $4.85 At $5.35 Savings averaging nearly one-half on the newest of styles. L .