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The World's Greatest
i Automobile Trade-Mark
The Hudson Triangle has
become great because of the
car behind it.
i From the "Triangle on
the Radiator" to the electric
tail light every atom of the
car has been through the
! crucible of the Hudson En
; gineering Board.
Only accident or misuse
can prevent a Hudson owner
' getting 100% pleasure and
I service from his car. In the
j hands of tens of thousands
j of users, the world over, its
! supremacy is demonstrated
' daily.
The Company Behind
the Trade-Mark
The Hudson Motor Car
Company is as famous as
the Hudson Car. Its mar
velous success has come from
giving the public what it
wants at the price it wants.
The "Triangle on the Rad
iator" is the signature of the
Hudson Motor Car Com
pany. Buyers accept it as a
bond guaranteeing in their
car everything needed to
make it as good an automo
bile as the world's best engi
neering skill can produce.
Come—see the Hudson
Six-40 and Six-54. The .
cars that have swept
competition aside like
cobwebs. At $1550 and
up these cars with the
famous "Triangle on the '
Radiator" are outselling
everything else on the
I. W. Dill
East End Mulberry Street
Bridge, Harrisburg, Pa.
* , " " ur" ,:
the American fsmi/y^r
* * >
PULL MAN Jr.-.--..
A medium-sized, light weight car, easy riding, beautifully con
structed and finished, with all comforts and conveniences of larger
motor cars. Four cylinders cast en bloc; 3*4x4',i motor; unit power
plant; cantilever springs; three speed selective sliding gear transmis
sion; highest grade electric lighting and starting system; one-man top;
exclusive Pullman type fenders; rain vision and ventilating windshield;
honeycomb radiator; demountable rims; extra rim carrier and com
plete general equipment. All for $740 f. o. .b. York, Pa.
JelTery Pleasure Cnrn, $1450 to $3700.
.leflfery Trucks, *I3OO and * I <l5O, Cliamll.
Jfllffj' (liind ( l-nhefl drivel Truck, **7 so,
Vim 1000-lh. Delivery tar*. *035 to *725.
Bentz-Landis Auto Co.
1808 Logan Street Harrisburg, Pa.
Storage, ItepnlrM, I'nlntlnjg and Stippllen
Q&ifcP sf--SIS?
W W F. O. 11. Detroit
IPflF* The Two Models Are Here TBE
The new 6-46 Paige Touring car has arrived, and is now on display
at our garage with the 4-36 five-passenger touring. These cars should be
seen to appreciate "Standard of Value and Quality." Their merit and
style Invites comparison with any other cars In their class.
HEM, PHONE 373111
■ —— ——^
[Try Telegraph Want Ads.Try Telegraph Want Ads.
Explains Advantages of Standard
Price Plan to the Motor
Car Owner
E. H. Fitch, control manager for
Diamond tiros in this territory, an
nounces: "Diamond tires will be sold
in accordance with the 'Fair-List' price
plan. This is In furtherance of the ef
j fort to establish a fair basis upon which
tire sales may bit established—a basis
that will be fair to producer, dealer
| and consumer alike.
I "It is not a price cutting: war involv
ing manufacturers, either. Rather It
is said to be an effort on the part of
the tire men to protect the consumer
from concerns which slash prices in
discriminately so that the buyer is
puzzled to know whether he is getting
the best or the worst of it. By the tire
manufacturers taking the bull by the
horns ,as It were, and making substan
tial reductions in the retail list It is
thought that the interests of the owner
will be better conserved and that there
will be a better feeling between the
I man who makes the tires and the man
who owns the car.
"Automobile dealers declare this
latest move on the part of the tire in
dustry will be a big boom for their
business as it will encourage those
'prospects' who have been somewhat
backward In coming forward because
of fear of tire expense. One dealer
said to-day that already he could notice
the Influence of.the reduction on those
who came into his store to inspect the
l'JtG cars.
"Good dealers everywhere are co-op
erating to handle Diamond tires on a
'Fair-List' basis. The records of Dia
mond service for 1914 show that more
than ft!) per cent, of the many thousands
of Diamond tires sold ' lasted much
longer.—went much farther than the
guarantee called for. More than Hit
per cent, of the hundreds of thousands
of Diamond tires in use last year gave
more mileage than the purchasers naid
for. Every mile beyond that which
the buyer expected was velvet for him.
"In addition to the extraordinary
mileage and freedom from trouble that
you get in Diamond Squeegee Tread
Tires you can now buy them at the fol- i
Diamond Diamond
Size Squeegee Size Squeegee
SO x 3 $ 9.45 34 X 4 $20.35
30x3% 12.20 36 x 4% 28.70
32x3% 14.00 37 x 5 33.90
IS x 4 20.00 38 x 5>4 46.00
"The Diamond 'Fair-List' will be pub
lished throughout the country, so that
every tire purchaser will know the ex
act price of the tires he desires to buy.
There will be no occasion for 'bargain
ing' or 'haggling.' Every purchaser
will know that he is getting his tires
for exactly the same price his neigh
bor pays, and every dealer will be on
an even footing witli other dealers. In
other words, and to create a paradox,
there will be a square deal all around."
Auto Club Elects and
Plans Many Activities
The Middletown Auto Club at a
meeting Thursday evening laid plans
for the next season's activities and
boosted good roads. Speeches were
made by President I. O. Nissley, E. S.
Gerberich, John W. Few.
Officers and committees were se
lected as follows: President, I. O.
Nissley: secretary and treasurer. Har
ry E. Smith: vice-president, A. H.
Luckenbill. Good roads committee:
Isaac Coble, chairman; S. J. Krepps,
H. W. Stauffer, E. F. II art man and D.
W. Huntzberger. Membership com
mittee. M. H. Gingrich, chairman: J.
J. Landis, and Eugene Laverty. Tour
ing committee, A. H. Kreider, chair
man; Charles Rarick and Jacob Mc
cr.uley. Publicity committee, John W.
Few, chairman; Dr. H.-H. Rhodes and
Dr. D. W. C. Laverty. Legislative
committee, .Julia tlLt Geyer. v f
Howry & Son
Wagon Works
We build wagons and sell
direct to the consumer and
saving you the retail profit.
Also build auto truck bodies,
paint and trim auto cars.
Shiremanstown Pa.
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The above it a portion of a fleet of Maxwell Cart used by the Motor Trans
port Corps of the British Army at Booysina Camp, Johannesburg, South Africa*
during the recent rebellion under the rebel DeWet. This fleet played a moat
important part in the snppression of the rebellion, the fighting of which took
place m the roughest section of South Africa under British rule. No harder work
was ever attempted by pleasure cars, especially as most of the country over which
they traveled was without roads. The cars covered over fourteen hundred mDes>
the first campaign in the rebellion, carrying extra heavy loads and with the rough
est possible treatment to which the picture gives mute testimony. The wonderful
wsy that the Maxwell Cars went through the entire campaign without trouble of
•ny nature, proved their durability and power and»the high praise of the Corp
4rivcrs is still the talk throughout South Africa.
Rickenbacher Joins the
Maxwell Racing Team
With but a few days remaining be
fore the practice work that will pre
cede the Vanderbilt Cup race on the
Exposition course, a new twist was
given the probabilities by the an
nouncement that Eddie Rickenbacher
had made a change of base, leaving
the Peugeot camp in Los Angeles to
join the Maxwell team, which is es
tablishing headquarters at that point.
Rickenbacher arrived in San Fran
cisco, Tuesday, after an exchange of
telegrams with Contest Manager Paul,
Hale Bruske, of the Maxwell team.
Terms were readily agreed upon and
a formal agreement signed on Wed
The former Peugeot pilot, though a
youngster in years, has been riding
fast before the American pubic since
the Vanderbilt Cup race of 1906, In
which he acted as riding mechanic
for Lee Frayer, of Columbia, Ohio.
He has competed in every Interna
tional Sweepstakes at Indianapolis,
either as mechanic or driver.
During the past two seasons Rick
enbacher has gained rank as, one of
the very foremost American pilots.
The official compilation of 1914
records shows that he competed In
more events on road, speedways and
track than any other American
driver. He also had the honor of
winning the most valuable prize cap
tured last year by any American
driver—the Sioux City Sweepstakes
in which $25,000 was hung up for a
300-mile race that brought out a.
Held of unusual class.
In its dash, and in fact at some
stages of the race, Rickenbacher is
almost certain to ligure as leader. His
style resembles, more than that of
any other American driver, that of
the foreign pilots who have so elee
trllied motordom by their wild flights
of speed and their reckless daring.
His sensational driving in the re
cent San Diego Exposition Road Race
is still fresh in memory. In that event
he turned laps many seconds faster
than any of his rivals and was lead
ing at 100 miles when motor trouble
put him out of it.
"I am glad to be back at the wheel
of an American car," said llicken
bacher, who is stopping at the Hotel
Stewart. "I feel confident that, witlP
Barney Oldlield and Hilly Carlson r:s
teammates, the three Maxwells are
going to make a combination that
will be hard to beat in the Vanderbilt
and the Grand Prize."
"We consider that Rickenbacher
will round out our team in a way that
no other driver could," said Contest
Manager Paul Hale Bruske, of the
Maxwell forces. "We fully realize
that Eddie will give our car a thor
ough and searching test, but we be
lieve, it will stand up under the pun
ishment he will give it."
The signing of Rickenbacher com
pletes the Maxwell trio for the Van
derbilt, but there still remains to bo
signed a driver for the Baby Maxwell,
which will be a fourth entry in the
Grand Prize. Announcement of a
pilot for this car will be made in a
day or two, according to Mr. Bruske.
In order to keep its members in
touch with the club's activities, the
Keystone Motorcycle Club, of this city,
now issues a monthly publication call
ed The Keystone Motorcyclist.
A number of motorcyclists of Whel-
Insr, 'ft". V'a.. are planning to make the
tript this summer to the Panama Ex
The Arrow Motorcycle Club of West
lioboken, N. .1., is preparing for a fea
ture motorcycle parade to be held the
latter part of March.
There lias been about a 50 per cent,
gain in the number of motorcycles
used in South Dakota during the past
Reports show that every fifteenth
inhabitant of Great Britain uses a mo
torcycle or a bicycle. The postal ser
vice alone utilizes about 11,000 ma
A new motorcycle club has been
formed at Linton, lnd.
Delivery of special orders by the
Johnson Fish Company, of Green Bay,
Wis., will in the. future be maCe on
a motorcycle.
The Motorcycle riub of Salem, Ore.,
has made application for membership
lr. the Federation of American Motor
A committee lias already been ap
pointed to arrange for the second an
nual endurance run of the Yonkers
Motorcycle Touring Club, which will be
held on June 20.
L.".rai Action Chairman Johnson, of
the F. A. M., has appointed C. J. Wan
ptrln as F. A. M. attorney for Port
land. Ore.
Two new motorcycle clubs have been
affiliated with the F. A. M.—the Yale
Touring Club, of Lake county, Indi
ana. and the Nashville (N. C.) Motor
cycle Club.
J. F. Barham, official photographer
of the University of Missouri at Co
lumbia. uses a motorcycle in going
about the country to take photographs
for the Agricultural Experiment Sta
"I have enjoyed a whole season's
riding without an ounce of trouble,"
says Harrison D. Mason, a motorcyclist
of New York Citv. "Have taken some
prettv big trips during the season, and
always arrived home free from any
trouble whatever."
Special to The Telegraph
IlaKerstown, Md., Feb. 13.—M153
Catherine I. Walters, of Wormleys
burg, Pa., and Harry K. Ft. Probst, of
Ucmoync, Pa., were married Thursday
evening at the parsonage of St. Paul's
Methodist Episcopal Church here by
the Rev. Dr. C. L. Pate.
Miss Bessie M. Hock, of Shippens
burg, Pa., and Aaron H. Mentzer, of
Newvllle.'Pa., were united in marriaKc
here on Thursday evening at the par
sonage or the First Baptist Church
by the Rev. E. K. Thomas.
Special to The Telegraph
Shlppensburg, Feb. 13.—Lumber to
be used in the erection of the taber
nacle on the Martin lot at the corner
of Prince and King streets has arrived
and a small portion of the frame of
the building has been erected. It
will be 150 foot In length and 90 feet
in width and will seat 3,000.
Mitchell Runs 30 Hours
on Fifteen Gallons
One of the most novel automobile
demonstrations ever staged in Los
Angeles was the nonstop run of a
1915 four-cylinder Mitchell "35,"
which finished last night.
The run was engineered by William
R. Ruess, Mitchell distributor, and
took plartj on the salesroom floor of
the William R. Ruess Company. The
radiator was scaled. Fifteen gallons
of gasoline were put into the tank,
which was also sealed.
Mayor Rose and Chief of Police
Sebastian sealed the tanks and started
the car, Monday.
Ruess offered SIOO to apply on the
purchase price of a car as the prize
for the closest guess to the actual
time that the car would run on the
fifteen gallons of gas.
There were several hundred guesses
turned in and when the box was
opened last night it was discovered
that the winner had guessed within
thirty seconds of the time that the
engine would run.
The Mitchell four ran for thirty
hours and one minute. O. M. Doug
las, R. F. D. No. 1. Rivera, guessed
that the car would run for thirty
hours, one minute and thirty seconds.
E. C. Whip was second with a guess
of thirty hours flat.
Martha Canady, of 914 West Forty
eighth Place, was third with the time
figured at 29 hours 58 minutes.
Fourth place went to A. F. La
Rose, of 120 South Broadway. La
Rose judged the running time just
forty minutes off.
During the thirty hours and one
minute that the engine ran, it made
820,100 revolutions, or the equivalent
of 349 </2 miles, averaging 23 3.10
miles to the gallon of gasoline. Dur
ing the run the temperature by the
motormeter ranged from 90 to 108
In the window where the car was
placed, with the rear wheels rigged
clear of the floor, there were stream
ers running to the different parts
which are features of the Mitchell
The Telephone Society of liarrisburg
will hold their forty-fifth meeting,
Monday. It will be addressed by S. M.
Greer, general commercial superinten
dent of the Chesapeake and Potomac
Telephone Company, Baltimore. Md.
His subject will be "Putting Quality
Into Telephone Service." The meeting
will be held in Board of Trade Hall,
liarrisburg, at 8 o'clock.
By Associated Press
Ancona, Italy, via Rome, Feb. 12,
10:40 p. m. —Considerable excitement
has been caused here by the report
that Austria has confiscated two
steamers loaded with wheat for An
cona and Venice, taking them to
Trieste, Austria.
New 1915 Model
17 New Features
P I We have on display the J &
/ 1 handsomest ear we have 1 V
| 1 ever seen, and the best part | 1
# | of it is that it is mechanically | p
I as close to perfection as
I we ever expect to see any I
S automobile.
I It holds the road at
50 miles an hour
The ignition system is a Sims
high tension magneto,and the j
B transmission is three speed— ;
| selective eliding gears. It I
I has 34 elliptic rear springs.
1 which assures its riding as j
| easy as any car made and [
| has a famous make of anti- \
I skid tires on the rear wheels. I
1 This " Wonder C*r" with
1 Self-Starter and Eleolrio Lights
I only SBS extra. I
g E.W.Shank\
lm Distributor
Central Garage
11' 331 Chestnut Street ml
Artificial Hills Built
For Testing Motor Cars
Making a litll grow where nono grew
before is a JIOO.OOO feat In "landscape
architecture" accomplished by the
Chalmers engineers at the Detroit fac
tory, according to Robert L. Morton,
local Chalmers dealer. Detroit is situ
ated In Hat country' and there are no
hills for testing automobiles within
twenty-five miles of the city. But that
did not deter these Chalmers engineers
from devising a strictly scientific
"hill" test.
The hill Is in reality a series of elec
tric dynamometers by which every
Chalmers car Is tested. They cost |IOO,-
000 to install, eliminate the necessity of
sending cars out on long road and hill
trips, and give the same rseults In a
far more scientific way than any actual
hill test ever devised.
The electric dynamometer system is
one of the things experts generally
figure on seeing during their visits to
the great automobile factories of De
troit. •
in the making of this famous SIOO,-
000 "hill" test, the completed chassis
of Chalmers are set in steel frames.
Great ohbins are fastened to the rear
wheels and to great dynamos, and run
ning under their own power, the mo
tors of the cars work against electrical
resistance. Accurate instruments
measure the horse-power developed by
the motors, and expert mechanics Judge
the fitness of every working part for
long road service.
The dynamometer test, lasting
twenty-four hours, not only measures
the horsepower of the motors, but also
tests the strength and silence of Chal
mers transmissions, clutches, rear
axles, and other parts, all of which
work exactly as they do In the road.
The chart of each chassis is a record of
scientifically measured work, with
every chance of human error eliminat
By means of this wonderful test, ab
solutely uniform quality is asured for
every car turned out. It enables the
Chalmers Company to guarantee that
each car Is as powerful, smooth run
ning, and sturdy as every other car
of the same model.
Across the Mountains
in a Modern Motor Car
In the early days of the automobile
many people thought it was limited
in its radius of travel somewhat in the
same way as is the steam car. The
steam car necessarily must have rails
to run on. It was thought that the
automobile would require level, hard
roads in order to realize its full effi
ciency. Owners and drivers of old
time cars would have doubted very
much that within the short space of a
few years they would be able to cross
mountains and deserts with their cars
and consider it only a commonplace.
The development that, has taken
place in all mechanical details of the
motor car was well shown by a trip
recently made by a party of tourists
over the Sierra Mountains in Califor
nia. The mountains were crossed
through the Sonor Pass, which is be
lieved to be the highest pass in the
Sierra Mountains. The altitude is
9,624 feet.
After crossing the mountains the
party motored to Antelope and Carson
Valley, returning the same day via
thp "SS" Pass at an altitude of 8,600
feet and then through Angel's Camp
to Sonora.
During the day the actual distance
traveled was "58 miles, practically
all of which was mountain driving.
The next morning the party returned
from Sonora to Stockton, Cal.
The entire distance covered during
this trip was 412 miles. Yet, as evi
dence of the efficiency of the modern
motor car, it, is noted that the Hudson
Six required only two quarts ol' water
to completely fill the radiator, and no
water had been put into it at any time
during the trip. Not a single adjust
ment was made on the car.
Tn view of the thousands of motor
car dealers who attended the auto
mobile shows, the experience of J. H,
Hoffman, dealer in Dodge Brothers'
motor cars at Muskegee, Okla., may
prove of interest.
Mr. Hoffman waited patienty for
the arrival of his demonstrating car,
although he had many sales hinging
on its inspection by possible purchas
ers. When the lirst Dodge car to
reach Oklahoma arrived, at his sales
rooms. he filled the tanks with gaso
line, started the motor and mounted
the car on jacks in his salesroom
"We placed her there at 7 in 'the
Xrn Fnlr Price I.lat that will cut
the haggle oat lit tire buying for
I 28*8 Faab |_8.05|_3.25 |
| 30*3 1 0.00 I 0.45 | 2.35 |
| 30x3'/i | 11«Q I 12.20 | 2.70'|
I .12x3'/a I 13.35 I 14.00 | 2.80 |
| 33x4 1 10.05 I_2o.oo_|_B.Bo I
I 1 itt.4o I 20-3.-. I 4.00 |
I 35x4 1 20.20 ! 21.20 | 4.10J
"554 ! SijfcfO -I-v. ! 4.20 |
|~85x4% ...| 27100 | 2*35 j 8.10 |
i 36x4% I 27.35 | 2K.70 j 5.20 |
87x4*6 1 28.881_29.75 | r,. 3 0 |
I 37x5 32.30 I 33.00 I 6.30 |
Swan Demountable Cloned Iloillcn
for Ford Cam
Coupe, $54.00. liluiouHlne, *05.00.
The "OIT an On" Tire Tool
Kor Clincher Tlre» *l.o©
Make* complete Tire change In 3
Skid Chain*. Auto Suppllca, Brake
I.lnlng. Ford 30x3% wheel*, *2,00
Tire Co.
Diamond Tire I)l*4rlbutor*
4th and Chestnut Sts.
Open Evening*. Phone 3350
Fire Extinguishers
in time save your Home, Fac
tory, Plant or Automobile.
Inexpensive and Effective.
Sole Agents.
Mfg. Chemlat. Phynlclan Sappllea
FEBRUARY 13, 1915.
"The dealers stand behind 'A / ' A / ' '!
Diamond Tires, because Dia- f
monds make good what the // f / \
dealer says. More, too, you I
can now buy Diamond Tires /] / —-
at 'Fair-List' prices see /
below." — Mister Squeegee /——
Two tires went bad'
—out of 4000
Here's a sample Diamond Tire/
record: Out of 4000 Diamond Tires/
sold by one Diamond distributor during / xßawjiV/
1914, two —just two, mind you—were / /JfM&gjßK \ ,
returned. Out of 40001 '
This was about the average / '
experience of all Diamond dealers | \
through the year. ' I 111 l :■! '
Is it any wonder that the Diamond 'I Illjf ' ■
dealer—unlike other tire dealers —is ready to y I 111 l I
recommend and advise you to put on Diamond ' / I 11 V I
Squeegee Tread Tires. I ISIL I
Added to the wonderful Diamond | |||T : I
Service, you can now buy Diamond I; illlk 'I.
Squeegee Tread Tires at the following iXltllV p
"FAIR-LIST" PRICES: / "lift Ml I
q< 7 * Diamond Diamond . / I
Slze Squeegee slze Squeegee •' j I
30*3 $ 9.45 34x4 $20.35 y AW/ //
30*3J4 12.20 36x4£ 28.70 . ' / /
33 * 4 20.00 38 « I 46 00 ' s / 1
4th and Chestnut Streets
morning and kept the motor running
until 10 o'clock that night. At any
time during that period it was possi
be to put your hand on the radiator
without any twinges, and, judging by
the crowd in my salesrooms, about
500 people made the test to their own
satisfaction. I received orders aud
payment on twenty-two cars the first
day and they have been coming in
unsolicited ever since. 1 have been
selling automobiles for some years, I
but this is the first time I have ever
handled a cat - that sells itself."
General Wood Says U. S.
Is Unprepared For War
Pottstown, Pa>, Feb. 13.—Major
General Wood, commanding the East
ern Department of the United States
army and formerly chief of the general
staff, spoke last night before the stu
dents of Hill School on the work and
aims of the summer millilary camps
which have been held under the in
struction of officers of the army for the
last two summers, for students of pre
I i" wiMwnwmn |,
|| „gf-*r* WE WANT YOU TO -eSTw, il
ii §lO SEE THE NEW 1915 ij
Touring Car
F. O. B. Harrisburg
!! Streamline Body Unit Power Plant il
;| Electric Lights Four Cylinders
I Electric Starter Motor, bore
|]| Turkish Upholstery Stroke, inches
!; Concealed Hinges Non-Skid Tires
ii Roll Crown Fenders On Rear Wheels
Penbrook Garage
jj Penbrook, Pa. bSuml-j jj'
\ and /
\ Motor Cars B
\ 1019-25 Market Street B
paratory schools and colleges.
To his audience General Wood de
clared that the United States army, in
its humane and sanitary work in the
Philippines, Porto Rico, Panama and
other disease infected spots, had .done
more to save life, many times over,
than to take it.. Touching on the pos
sibility of a war with a highly or
ganized power. General Wood said that
this country is almost wholly unpre
"The chances of becoming involved
in a war are much less if we are pre
pared for it," he declared, as he spoke
of the small number of runs ready foM
service." *
Dauphin, Pa., Feb. 13.—This even
j ing the Bible class of the Methodist
Episcopal Sunday School, taught by
the Rev. F. S. M. Morrow, will enter
tain its friends by a social in the
church parlor. The class under th«
present teacher has been successful
in securing many new members and
this event should result in further

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