EL PASO HERALD
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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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
Composite 1913 Gar Shows
Many Changes From Pro
duct of Last Year.
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
Some bargains in odd sash and doors.
Lander Lumber Co.
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A. A. A A.
Greer's Electric Oarage
50S N. KANSAS EIectrfc c"nHf0,ajf,faterie- and
"flW Vsf W A V3mT AUTOMOBILES.
llfllKACll Richardson Motor Car
San Antonio St. Phone 033.
3Z1-32S Texas Strett. Bell Phone 1379.
El Paso Auto Sales Co.
Office 713 N. Ochoa St
J. R. JOHNSON, JR., MGR.
Ignition and Lighting
WISEMAN A ANDERSON,
HUDSON AND southwestern auto
mrPMnnir.F sales company.
Corner Myrtle and Kansas St
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.
El Paso Rubber &
Auto Supply Co.
Longwell's Auto Truck &
v Sales Co.
Jan. Tays, Mct. ,
128-22 San Francisco St.
DOUGLAS C. CROWELL Agency
208 amis Bidg.
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
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 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
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.
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
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
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
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
Your roof insured for 10 years with
out extra cost to you. Let us explain,
l.andtr lumber Co.
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
To bin Real Estate Trust Co
Interurban Land Headquarters
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Washington and Return
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
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
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
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
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
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.
1341 William Hunt. 1001
street Indian motorcycle.
1343 A. W. Lindsay. 112
street, four passenger Reo.
To Mrs. Lars L. Larson, Courcbesne,
Texas, Jan. 30.
To Mrs. Joseph Del Bueao, Hotel
Dieu, Feb. 2.
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.
ON SALE FEB'Y 26-28 LIMIT MARCH 1st
EXTENSION PRIVILEGE TO APRIL 10th
DINING CARS SLEEPERS
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
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.
Drink Habit Cured
Efficiency is the standard by which men of the present dav
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where They are the model farmers: they are holding the high
salaried positions; they are managing the successful businesses
They are the men who are ALWAYS be depended upon? Kot
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