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EL PASO HERALD
Saturday, February 8, 1913 23 mmmmmmmmmmmmm rrrttft-ff' fmtMBiL iis&l dW&? jmm AiyM kmfr MwMm&&:? fern wjm Bar fla a a a a a a a a a- - -- ,, - -naBtr i a )(---. a ... -j-. - ;--.-j--m-a.ar -.. "- m FROM PHOENIX TB ROOSEVELT Dill I PIEHGE-XRHOVrnVDHTH WHILE TRIP C. B. Stevens Makes It, in Company With C. P. Cross, of Phoenix, and Enthuses Over the Beauty of the Scenery and the Smoothness of the Soad; Meets an El Paso Party En Route. "See America first." may be a good general working plan, Charlie Stevens says, bat aa for him, he is for seeing the southwest first. C B. has just returned from a trl rrom Phoenix to the Roosevelt dam ami Globe by auto mobile. Motoring through the Alps may be great sport. Mr. Stevens says. but he does not hope to see anything rr.ore beautiful thari his trip over the OiU alley auto line from Phoenix to Ulobe. This is a 120 mile trip the way the auto flies, and he made it in .Y.ictlr eight hours, with a stop at Fish creek, near the Roosevelt dam, for lunch, another stop at the Roose lolt dim fru a sightseeing tour of the construction -work, and a third stop it an pche camp, oetween Koose ilt and ulobe, to buy a blood stained .arrow and bow, and a native water bottle fium an Apache squaw. The trip made by the .1 Paso auto enthusi ist was in company with C. P. ross, f l'noenix, wno orove a .fierce . 1 row six cjlincer 60 horsepower car, and clmped off 3o miles an hour around the cimes on the rock road going to l.ooae It The trip from Phoenix to Tempe and Mesa, a distance of 20 miles, is par tially KMnUd and is in good condi t on, Mr Steiens says This leg of Pie tr.p was ma.de in 43 minutes. From .Mesa a run is made oer the level plains cou'itrj up to the hills, a dis i ince nf another 20 miles, where the xernirent road is reached. "This is some road ' Mr Stevens says. "It is m need oi resurfacing with dirt, for it has be on washed, but it is a great little speedway, just the same, and ross, who droe me, made the miles Jnim bf bind us on the run to Roose ilt. It is decomposed granite and is the greatest road I hae eer driven r er, and I surely did enjoy the trip. The goeinment spent $350,000 on this road and it looks it. Road Cut Out ef Solid Reek. "The most beautiful part of the trip Is alontr the ledge of tne cliff going into Fish creek, which is about 18 mil. s w i,t of the bie zoiernment nro-. ject- The road is cut ont of solid J rock, with the clitf above ana tne ean- on below Cross asked me if I liked speed, and I told hini-tarfea her up, for I had seen he was a careful driver, and the way we clipped off distance along th's road was fine to see. The olonni, was woncerful and it re minded mi of th Grand canyon, for the same tints ard shades were to be seen in the hills along the road that may be seen at the canyon. "Just before reaching Fish creek the road makes a hairpin curve and a erad- AUTO GREAT AID TO GOOD ROADS Automobile ee ual descent into the little settlement there, where we had our lunch and a good one at a tavern called the Ed munds hotel, which is run by an old man who is blind, and by his wife who does the cooking. From Fish creek to Roosevelt is about IS miles, and it is mostly climb to get to the dam. Cross had to stop to let his engine cool once on the way up, for this is the steepest grade We encountered. The road then drops down to the Salt river, about six miles out of Roosevelt, and there is another steep climb from the river to the dam proper. Meets El Paso Tarty. "On the Fish creek part of the road we met H. L. Howell, of El Paso, and a party of six in" two Reo touring cars, who had been to Sonora on a trip and were making a side trip to Roose velt before returning to Tucson and El Paso. "From the Roosevelt dam to Globe is a distance of 40 miles east and while the coloring is not as noticeable on this part of the trio, the scenerv Is beatiful and the view from the highest point, looking back over the Roosevelt lake and the surrounding country. The road from Roosevelt to Globe is a good dirt one and Gila county is making a record for itself in its pioneering in this work. There is a man at work on the road all the time, and the road shows the effects of this work. The road follows the lake for a distance of three miles and then turns to the southeast. The Climb TJp the. Mountain. "The climb up the mountain starts'! aoout 15 miles rrom the dam and we reached an elevation of about 4000 feet before we started over the divide for Globe. On this part of the road we came to the Apache indian village. The buck had been educated at the Rice school and talked trood Rrnrlinh tt translated forme in my negotiations in putting existing roads in the prime of condition. The states are requested, in order to get the use of the government money, to allow twice the sum allowed by the government. In other words, the ex penditore by the government of $8,00 in a state to improve the post roads will mean in reality, that $24,000 is ex pended for that purpose. This wilt make itpossoble fco improve a consider able stretch of road is each state in the union, j That the 63rd congress of the United States will devote much time and at tention to the establishment of a Na tional policy of road building is un questioned. "What the policy will be is yet to be determined. Having in mind the establishment of a safe and sane policy of highway construction, the second Federal Aid Good Roads convention has been called by the American Automobile association to meet in Washington, D. C, March 6 and 7. primarily to concentrate the thought and crystallize the good roads senti ment of the country at large along practicable and equitable lines of fed eral participation in roads building. Every state will have official repre sentation through a delegation named by its governor. United States to Help Build Better Roads PoHtoffice Department Takes the First Steps "Washington, D. C, Feb. 8. Indica tions are that Uncle Sam is on the eve of huge expenditures for the purpose of establishing a comprehensive sys tem of good roads in this country. The probabilities are that before the end is reached, this will mean a bond issue. But on the other hand, if the believers in sood roads are correct. th benefits of the good roads policy to transportation will be tremendous. All over the country rises up the clamor for better roads. In many re spects, after the lapse of 2,000 years, the United States is behind the old Romans in respect of good road making and good roads. But now, an actual start has been made in the direction of federal aid, and inasmuch as it is the history of the federal legislation and federal activities that once they are begun they grow rathex than diminish, it may be expected that congress in the near future will appropriate heavily for road purposes. That the automobile has done much to stir up and organize the demand for good roads in this country cannot be doubted. "While the automobile is destructive of good roads, it has caused great numbers of people to become in terested in the subject of better high ways. Tens of thousands of people who have never before given a thought to roads have had their attention directed to them by the use of the automobile. The postoffice appropriation bill al lows half a million dollars to be ex pended under the direction of the post master general and the secretary of agriculture in improving the roads over which rural delivery is carried on or over which routes may -be established. This half million is additional to an appropriation of $25,000 for a joint committee of the two houses to inquire into federal aid to good roads and re port at the earliest date practicable. Already the work is being planned, under the half million dollar appropria tion. Each state will get about $10,006. Of this $S,000 will be at once alloted to 'each state, while about $2,000 will be Kept uacK to De used as a maintenance fund. It is expected the $8,000 will be used to put one or two post roads in the best of condition. It is not for the purpose to actually build new roads. but to see how far the money will go IBTO "MUIIC POT" J10DIICT Composite 1913 Gar Shows Many Changes From Pro duct of Last Year. EQUIPMENT OF 1913 AUTO IS BETTER for a water bottle and a bow and ar row. He showed me blood on the ar row and I bought it only tq find that it was rabbit blood of som long eared jackrabbit. as was shown by the rem nants of his fur on the arrow point. "We took the short cut to Globe and did not go through Miami, where build ing lots are selling for $3000 each on the main street. Bob Moore, formerly of El Paso, is running an auto line be tween Globe and Phoenix and is now located in Globe. I have to go back to Arizona In May and I am going to make the trip in my car and will take Mrs. Stevens with me, for I want her io see me wonaenui scenery along this highway." Some bargains in odd sash and doors. Lander Lumber Co. Accej ssories DIRECTORY ? : : A. A. A A. ! MOTORCYCLE NOTES. : v v v v Greer's Electric Oarage 50S N. KANSAS EIectrfc c"nHf0,ajf,faterie- and "flW Vsf W A V3mT AUTOMOBILES. llfllKACll Richardson Motor Car Co., Distributors, San Antonio St. Phone 033. Winton Six Remy mag fieios 3Z1-32S Texas Strett. Bell Phone 1379. El Paso Auto Sales Co. Office 713 N. Ochoa St Phone 3585. J. R. JOHNSON, JR., MGR. Service Station Ignition and Lighting WISEMAN A ANDERSON, Ignition Specialists. HUDSON AND southwestern auto mrPMnnir.F sales company. Corner Myrtle and Kansas St R-E-O Automobiles, Trucks, Passenger Cars and Supplie Distributors for the South- we8t NEFF-STILES CO. 400 Block, No. Santa Fe. Chalmers Motor Company of EI Paso Cor. W. San Antonio and Santa Fe Sts. Jack Rabbit El Paso Rubber & QtxitseiBums) Automobiles Auto Supply Co. oTB Longwell's Auto Truck & v Sales Co. Jan. Tays, Mct. , 128-22 San Francisco St. Auto Insurance DOUGLAS C. CROWELL Agency 208 amis Bidg. All Kinds. Phone 578. E. P. & S. W. BUILDING COR. FRANfc"? TM AMD M TTAMTnM - w- T S'. T -,. ... KMli A J- Ai UH1N I Phone 5 105 C P. HENRY, Manager. J LbiiSthrVr A The Maryland Motorcycle elub has siariea a memoersnip campaign, in which each of the 1M members is pledged to secure at least one other rider to join the club. Among the new motorcycle clubs recently organized are: The Lyons, M. C-, the Bellevua, Ohio M. C, and the Brainerd, Minn. M. C Reno, Nev., contemplates following: in the wake of other uptodate cities by the purchase of motorcycles for use in the police department. California boasts of having more mo torcycle riders than any other state in the Union. Fifty-five thousand of these time saving, money saving ma chines are now in use in that state. Another use for the motorcycle A. E. Dunn, who owns a repair shop at Gait. Can., ordered a motor to run his shop machinery. However, there was delay in deliTery, so he connected his motorcycle to the main shafting, and it supplied power for operating the machines. Miss Vere Matthews, a former well known horsewoman of Fond du lac. Wis., has been converted to the use cf the motorcycle, and demonstrated the virtues of the two-wheeler at the re cent annual auto show In Milwaukee. Victor Houser. a bridge contractor cf Wooster, Ohio, finds he can save much time in traveling from one job to another by using a motorcycle. Many El Paso contractors and building fore men follow this plan. In severalof the northern cities mo torcyclists Are converting their ma chines into motor sleds. A Sallna, Kan., wire chief, who has many calls to repair country phones, not only uses the motorcycle to carry him quickly to the point of trouble, but he is saved the inconvenience of carry ing an entire telephone equipment. He meerly takes a receiver and a coil of iwisiea pair twire the motorcycle J"088. the rest The motorcycle is of tne battery type, so in order to test the wire all the chief has to do is open tne line and connect the line wires to the motorcycle by means of the pair ADVANTAGE OP BUYING A CAR OP A RBLIABLK MAKE One of the first things a wise pur ..fl?.8? r . 5 mtor car should do is to inquire into the stability, equipment and permanency of the maker of the car he is especially Interested in. He Knows from experience that the auto mobile assembler or so-called maker who buys motors, transmissions, axtes, springs and other vital parts of a car .- ..,. jo u lne n,ercy 0f the manu facturers from whom he buys. -This predi&ment is emphasized the moment wnen the matter of replacement comes up a year or so later when both the assemble and purchaser are frequently held up in either deliveries or price or Conversely, all thoroughly equipped factories are able to insure prompt "v.y ui any pans at a minimum cost A part thus made is usually carried In stock for several years for I the benefit of patrons The pleasure I of touring is doubled in knowing that ! any replacement may be prompts I ' '" on me road either througn me ianori or one of t- i inriP fs- the coantry. The composite 1913 automobile is an interesting creation of the statistician, showing the general trend of motor car development As designed by the Mo tor Age expert the car from the "melt ing pot" would hare these specifica tions: Wheelbase, 122 inches; gear ratio, 3.57; tires, 35x4 1-2; chassis - weight, 2688; price $3585; electric starter, grav ity fuel feed, disc clutch, selective three-speed gearset located amidships, floating axle, three-fourths elliptic rear springs, electric lights, four-cylinder motor, cylinders cast in pairs, "L." head horsepower. 33.S; bore. 4.19; stroke. 5.15; stroke bore ratio. 1.23; pis ton displacement. 345; one-half front elliptic front springs, pump-water cir culation, cellular raalator, dual igni tion, splash piling. The composite car is the average of all the cars on the market for 1913 and embodies the features of all these cars and with its longer stroke and shorter bore, it is in good contrast to the 1912 average product Not only as regards the bore and stroke does (he average or composite American car differ from the sifting of the 1912 out put but in many other respects. xne bore or tne average 1913 car is 4.19 inches, a considerable decrease from the 1912 figure i.34 inches. The stroke, on the other hand, has in creased from 4.97 Inches in 1912 to 5.15 inches in 1913. Power I Increased. That the S. A. E. horsepower rating remains the same. 33.6, does not indi cate that the motor is of the same ac tual power, for the piston displacement has been increased considerably this year. The 1912 figure showed that the average piston displacement was 31S.2 cubic Inches as against 345.0 cubic in ches this year. This long stroke motor developing more actual power than the average motor of 1912 is much more flexible and quieter than its prede cessor. The resultant of all the 1913 cars has a four-oylinder motor, with cylin ders of the L-head type cast In pairs. The water circulation is by a pump and through a cellular radiator. The ten dency toward the pump circulation of water has not increased very much over 1912, the percentage of cars using this method a year ago being 76. and this year an Increase of 3 percent is noietj. cringing tne figure up to 79 percent Tubular radiators have decreased In number since 1912, a considerable ad vance by the cellular type being noted. Besides having these various charac teristics, the 1913 composite car has a splash system of motor lubrication. Dual ignition is another desirable fea ture of this motor, this system having made an increase of fiTe percent over the 1912 percetnage. DnnI Ignition. A year ago 63 percent of the cars on the American market were equipped with dual ignition, and this year sees thig rise to 68 percent The motor is fed by gravity. The running gear of the average car on the market this year embraces a disc clutch, threespeed selective gearset lo cated amidships. The drive is through a shaft to bevel gears to aifloating rear axle. The gear ratio is 3.57 to 1, a slight decrease in respect to the 1912 ratio, which was 3.62 to 1. Due to the creator percentage of sixes on the market this I I VMF tha ftVamire ITAifrht Hoc fnj.v.AAoA.1 1 to Z5q, as against zzo in 1912. This increase in weight is, of course, accom panied by an increase in tire size In 1912 the average car had 35x4 tires and 1913 sees 35x4 1-2 as the average tire size. Starting the motor by elec tricity seems to be in favor, since 37 percent of the cars on the 1913 mar ket are so equipped. Just received a carload of roofing paper, guaranteed with a surety bond Lander Lumber Co. Makers Turning OHt Prodact This Year More Complete Than Ever Before. Visitors to the recent National Auto mobile show in New York were amazed at the advance that has been made during the last season in pleasure car construction. This does not mean that many radical changes have been made in mechanical construction, but refers more particularly to the very complete equipment that is being offered. Editors ot the various automobile trade journals refer to 1913 as "an equipment year," and the visitors at the show found that fully 90 percent of the car manufacturers are furnish ing their cars with more essential ac cessories than ever before and more than was ever dreamed of only four years ago. This equipment does not include a lot of superfluous and useless parts but such devices which make for more efficient operation and ease of control of the car with less labor for the driver. Starters on Increase. For instance, where only three years ago only two manufacturers furnished self starters with their cars, this year there are scarcely a dozen out of near ly 200 pleasure vehicles that are not equipped with some form of motor starter which Hoes away with the la borious and dangerous method of starting the car by hand. These start ers may be divided into five classes as follows: electric, compressed air. acety lene, gasoline or other volatile liquid and spring starters. VThe first type to appear as an in tegral part of a car was the com pressed air starter: then came the spring starter and then that depending upon the explosion or acetylene gas in the cylinders to start the motor. Devices which make for greater safety and ease of operation as 'well as comfort of the passengers will be more in evidence than ever before. Electric signalling devices, speedometers, bumpes, shock absorbers and numerous other accessories, all of the latest de sign, including several new makes seen for the first time, will be shown. Body Den I gas Many. This year brings with It the greatest variety in body designs ever before brought together for the criticism cf the motoring public. Almost every car manufacturer is prepared to equip each of his classes with a half dozen dif ferent copies of bodies, including the touring body of different passenger capacities, the roadster, the torpedo, coupe, limousine, landaluet or berline. Almost every visitor at the show who contemplate the purchase of a car had in mind a certain sum of money which he cared to spend. This year the prices of cars range from 3395 for tho small est two-passenger runabout to $7300 ( for the largest limousine or landaulet ' One company showed a vestlbuled suburban car of the limousine type, i handsomely upholstered, electric light ed and heated, comfortable as a parlor, j One important trend In design is seen t in the adoption of wire wheels by se - 1 eral car builders. Wire wheels hae been quite common In Europe for sev- eral years, but It is only within the last season that they have been ser- iously considered by the American manufacturer. At last year's show only one company, exhibited wire wheels, while this year no less than five wheel builders showed those of the wire type. Your roof insured for 10 years with out extra cost to you. Let us explain, l.andtr lumber Co. WATER! Try the new Turkish bath and bar ber shop. Paso del Norte hotel. to Irrigate aa acre cott 92.00 n year. Think irhat It would cost to vater an equal area (15 lots) in the city. You can buy an acre on the interurban for F200. flO cash, flO a month. To bin Real Estate Trust Co Interurban Land Headquarters W f OILBUfnjitWO flfl I i L0SCMCTTVE3 I I r jBfr - VSSeSEVivy Washington and Return B-CEIT Mi IS MISTS' HOPE California Price on Decline Because of Heavy Produc tion and Competition. While El Paso is paying 20 cents a gallon, retail, for gasoline, and the priee has been steadily Increasing, the auto mobilist of California, is getting it cheaper and paying freight on a, losger haul. The Log Angeles Bxaminer is respon sible for the statement that at many garages, a price of 17 cents is being quoted to autoists. This is a decline of 5 cents on the gallon it says, in that city in the last few weeks. Over-production despite cries of shortage is said to be the cause of the shrinkage in prices. Also new factories are entering the field. The Pacific eoast has had to mostly depend on the Eastern fields for its supply of high test gasoline because much of the local oil has been too heavy to produce gasoline in the quan tities needed for consumption on the coast But the light refining oils of new Lost Hills and Belridge districts, in addition to the same quality oils near Ventura, have had a recent at preciable effect, and in the past few weeks the price of gasoline has been redueed. But there is another big factor that will soon be felt in the gasoline supply of the coast The oil fields of Snmatra are of a peculiar quality in that they produce much gasoline and but little oil for illuminating purposes. It has now been decided by the owners of these fields to send their gasoline to the Pacific coast and to take back Pacific kerosene. 1 As the vessels can be assured of full cargoes both ways, the imported gas oline is going to be laid dowii in Cal ifornia at a low price and it will mean further price reductions in the gaso line, t So it is not an Impossibility that within a year the retail price of gaso line in California will not be over 15 cents per gallon. Besides, a considerable quantity of gasoline is manufactured from gas, and progressive steps have been taken, in the improvements of the methods arl mechanical equipment of the Lirue refineries. Some producers in the fields around Los Angeles have also work a out methods of topping their own ml and of catcMng the gasoline fumes when separating oil from water m an emulsion. Notwithstanding the optimistic gaso line tank the Examiner notes that an. automobile concern in Loe Angeles u experimenting with a kerosene car bureter, in the hope of being able to burn kerosene, which is considered more efficient and is leas expensive. There is the great objection to the odor of kerosene, however, which motor experts say will always be against it The fact that it is greasy, too, is against it, DAILY SECOED Deeds Filed. Socorro, Texas H. D. Ennis and wife to C. O. Coffin, tracts 8 and 9, block 5. Vineyard tract, Socorro; Jan. 25. 1913. Northwest corner of Gold street and Dakota, avenue J. L. MeKnight and wife to Albert M. Deslauriers, south 40 feet of lots 1 to 3, inclusive., 'block 63, Highland Park; consideration. $425; Feb. 6, 1913. South side of Oklahoma, between Willow and Eucalyptus streets Frank X. Ascarate to Juan Sein, let 8, block 28. Baseett's addition; consideration, $800; Dec. 30. 1912. South side of Cloudcroft between Estrella and San Marcial streets East El Paso Town company to Thomas M. Jones and Cyrus Jones, lots 23 to 28, inclusive. Mock 94. East El Paso; con sideration, 3300; Jan. 27, 1913. Northeast corner of Manchester street and E. P. & S. "W. tracks Gov ernment Hill company to Isabel Red mond, lot 1, block 11, Government Hill; consideration, $1080; Feb. 4. 1913. Sierra Blanca, Texas Ignacio Rodr-I guez and wife to Guadalupe Rodriguez, lot 7, block 48. Sierra Blanca; consid eration, $30; Feb. 25, 1909. Automobiles Licensed. 1341 William Hunt. 1001 street Indian motorcycle. 1343 A. W. Lindsay. 112 street, four passenger Reo. Births Boys. To Mrs. Lars L. Larson, Courcbesne, Texas, Jan. 30. To Mrs. Joseph Del Bueao, Hotel Dieu, Feb. 2. Texas Tex&a ADS BY PHONE. The ordinary cost or a Want Ad in the El Paso Herald is 25 cents. It reaches an averasre of about 70 ftna readers each issue. ACCOUNT Presidential Inauguration ON SALE FEB'Y 26-28 LIMIT MARCH 1st EXTENSION PRIVILEGE TO APRIL 10th DINING CARS SLEEPERS OBSERVATION CARS OIL BURNING LOCOMOTIVES THROUGH TOURIST SLEEPERS SUNSET LIMITED. TRAIN DE LUXE, EVERY THURSDAY AT 9:30 A. M. City Ticket Office W. C. McCORMICK. G.A. 206 No. Oregon St. J. E. MONROE. C.P.&T.A. El Paso to Buenos Ayres, S. A $ 1 44.00 Get Ready For HAY SEASON We have the Best Power Balers, Mowers, Rakes and Sweep Rakes; Valley Implement & Vehicle Co. 504 Sm Francisco St El Paso, Texas. Going Out of Business Closing Out at Cost our entire stock of Wagons, Buggies, Harness, Horse Blankets, etc The entire stock must go. Also our Blacksmith Shop for sale All tools and machinery and general supplies. The oldest estab lished and best equipped shop in El Paso. It's a bar gain for somebody. The Buildings "Are For Rent. H. P. Noake, Estate Corner Overland and Santa Fe Sts. 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