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THE MAUI NEWvS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1913.
"Iti these days of innovations
and quick transitions," says a re
cent editorial in "The Automo
bile," one of the authorities of the
industry, "it is questionable if the
two-speed axle, now that it has
been announced by the Cadillac
Company, will not be taken up
with avidity. The two-speed axle
is more needed today than even be
fore, first because cars are being
made heavier and motors smaller,
and second because fuel consump
tion is being given more consider
ation than ever before.
"There is need for greater fuel
economy, as many cars are entirely
too extravagant on fuel. The re
duction in motor dimensions tends
to reduce the fuel consumed, but
the added weights place a handicap
on it. The two-speed axle used
in conjunction with a three or
four-speed gearbox will give all the
speed variations that present road
"The two-speed axle is most
necessary in level, as well as in
hilly countries, and itis particularly
necessary where there is much
driving in cities and also in the
open country. Hosts of cars are
driven 90 per cent of the time in
the city; others 90 per cent of the
time in the open; and both have
the same gear ratio. With city
driving at 15 miles per hours and
country driving around 25 or 30
miles per hour, it is certain that
in both cases the motor cannot be
operating within its range of
maximum efficiency. If its effi
ciency range suits the city field,
then it does not suit the) country
situation so well, and vice versa.
The two-speed axle meets these re
quirements and gives each owner
direct drive. Not only will the
motor have a longer life, but the
wear and strain on all of the other
parts of the car will be correspond
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"For hilly, countries there is
ample necessity for two direct
drives, as afforded by the two-speed
axle. In many states there is en
tirely too much second-speed work
on hills which is made necessary
by the bad approaches and the fre
quent rough bridge where the as
cent begins. Some drivers will
rush the rough approach and the
rough bridge at the expense of
tires and the car in general, many
prefer to practically slow down and
make the hill on second or perhaps
"The value of the two-speed axle
becomes more apparent also because
of the more general use of high
speed, smaller-sized motors. With
these motors it is essential to keep
the speed well up on the hills as,
if it drops, low gear will have to be
brought into use, the two-speed
Axle will offer double opportunity
nn such work.
"In level country touring the two
speed axle will give relatively high
touring speeds with a small motor
without continuous high racing."
The automobile record, elapsed
time considered, between Kansas
City and St. Louis, has been offi
cially fixed at 11 hours 8 minutes,
this record having been made by
two St. Louis mechanics, driving
a 1909 Cadillac car, owned by one
Exactly one week before that
the first official record between St.
Louis; and Kansas City was made
by another car, its elapsed time
being 12 hours 55 minutes. Both
runs were officially checked in and
out of Kansas City and St. Louis
and great care taken to verify re
cords. The Cadillac car is owned by
Harry Wisler, who was accom
panied by Erwin Stelzer as relief
driver. They started from St.
Louis Sunday morning, August
31st, at 3 o'clock. At Kansas City
they were checked out by W. P.
M. Stevens, representative of the
Other Boot Has As Many
SHOE COMPANY, Lid.
American Automobile Club, at 5 a.
m. Tuesday, and away they went
for St. Louis.
When they arrived at Fulton
they found Sheriff Sheley there
armed with a telegram from Colum
bia, the majesty of the law atid a
warrant for their arrest for speed
ing through Columbia. They were
taken to court at once and fined
$28.40. Then they induced the
Sheriff to give them a certificate
showing the time lost and to offi
cially start them again for St. Louis.
They arrived at the St- Louis
line at 8 minutes after 6, making
their elapsed time 13 hours 8
minutes. Under the general prac
tice, the delay caused by their ar
rest of exactly two hours, being
classed as "an act of Providence,"
although they did not so term it, is
deducted, so that their elapsed
time is 11 hours 8 minutes, which
reduces the former record by 1
hour and 47 minutes.
SHIPS ON MOUNTAINS.
Boat Building on a mountain top
sounds peculiar, to say the least,
but such is being done in Switzer
land, says the American Machinist.
Sulzer Bros, have under construc
tion at Winterthur a 200-foot pas
senger boat tor Lake Geneva. It
will be fitted with Diesel engines
of 1,400-horsepower. Escher Wyss
& Co. at Zurich, are building a
200-foot tugboat for the River
Rhone in southern France.
In both cases the vessels after
erection at the works must be dis
assembled and shipped in a knock-ed-down
condition to the place of
launching, thereto be reassembled.
The turbine-building firm of
Escher Wyss & Co., Zurich, Swit
zerland, has under way the largest
Pel ton water-wheel ever built. Itis
for Riode Janeiro, in Brazil, and will
develop 19,000-horsepower. The
head is 280 m. (920 feet) and the
speed 375 revolutions per minute.
This firm has installed (Helton
wheels in Italy to operate under
a head of. 1,000 m. (3,280 feet.)
There at present is no absolute
method of detecting icebergs, ex
cept by the human eye, in the
opinion of Captains C. Ii. Johnston
and A. S. Gamble of the cutters
Seneca and Miami, which patroled
the route of the tran-atlantic liners
from April to May.
Captain Johnston refuted the
prevalent theory that a sudden
drop in temperture meant the
proximity of icebergs. Little or
no change in temperature was
noticeable, he said. Nor can ice
bergs, as generally supposed, be
detected with any certainty by an
echo from a ship's whistle or bells,
as, according to Captain Johnston,
a perpendicular berg may give an
echo from some directions, but a
slanting face deflects the sound.
About 90 per cent of the Seneca's
efforts to get echoes were futile.
The presence of murres (a kind
of auk), the offiicer declares, in
dicated the presence of icebergs,
but he advises mariners to pay no
attention to other birds.
OCEAN IS SALTY.
The rivers of all the world pour
their water into the sea sooner or
later. They wash down vast quan
tities of solid matter and much
matter in solution, of which the
greater part is salt. This may be
in such small amount that it is im
perceptible in the river.
The waters of the seas are eva
porated by the sun, but none of the
salt is taken up into the clouds. So
the water that returns to the earth
in rain contains no salt; but by the
time it reaches the sea again, after
soaking through the soil and flow
ing down the rivers, it has another
load. Consequently the oceans are
receiving salt all the time and never
giving up any of it.
A machine for measuring the
areas of hides for upholstery work
is now in use. As the hide passes
between rollers, the fingers with
which it comes in contact are raised
slightly above their normal position.
This action, combined with the
movement of the rollers, gives the
area of the hide, which is register
ed automatically on the dial placed
at the top of the machine.
The sills and fenders of the lock
gates at Panama are made from the
greenheart tree, which grows in
the forests of South America. This
wood is more durable than iron or
steel, being immune from white
ants, the teredo, or any other pest.
Nansen's ship, the Fram, was built
of greenheart, and it has been used
in locks in England for centuries.
The trees grow in tropical jungles
to be 1,000 years old.
CANCER IS CONTAGIOU8.
Authorities contend that cancer
is not contagious, but Dr. Odier,
head of the Cancer Institution at
Geneva, Switzerland, says he has
discovered in one of the principal
streets of that city at least a dozen
houses in which the disease has
recurred, a fact he can only ac
count for on the theory that it is
contagious. He urges that every
house in which there has been a
cancer patient be disinfected.
We probably derive more hnppinesi
from work for others than from what
we do for ourselves. To work for oth
ers consecrates even the humblest la
bor. Lord Avebury.
The Man Who Barked.
Writing of the queer old fashioned
squires who In the old days used to
stay at Hntchett's or Long's when they
visited London, Ralph Nevlll, In "The
Man of Pleasure," tells of one who
made a great sensation In the coffee
room when dining. He ate heartily
and drank deeply. "Each time he emp
tied his glass he made a noise similar
to that which a dog might If his feel
ings -were excited. Asked whether he
had any reason for this eccentric be
havior, he curtly replied, 'My doctor or
ders me to take port wine and bark.' "
He Wat Itl
Two men were once traveling com
panions on a railway train entering
Russia. One was an Englishman, the
second was none other than Karl
Baedeker. They had talked for four
long hours over a wide range of top
ics when the Englishman asked the
German if he happened to have a
Baedeker that he could lend him In bla
satchel. It was too much for the warm
hearted German. With a sudden and
overwhelming enthusiasm of friendship
be beat his breast with both hands, ex
claiming: "Hlmmell I am It!" Loa
One of Toole's Joke.
One of the practical Jokes of J. L.
Toole, the famous English comedian, 1
described In the recollections of the
daughter of James Ilaln Frlswell. lie
and his brother actor, Lionel Brough,
dressed in ragged clothes, as they ap
peared In "Dearer Than Life," were
passing through one of the most aristo
cratic Loudon squares on their way to
a photographer's to be taken in cos
tume. Toole knocked at the door of a large
bouse and asked the astonished foot
man whether his master was at home.
"No; he's not," said the man, about
to bang the door.
"Tell hi in that his brothers, the por
ter and the pauper, called and we'll
come back later In the afternoon."
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE
OF PEARL CARR, Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
The undersigned having been appoint
ed Administrator of the Estate of Pearl
Carr, deceased, late of Kahului, Maui.
Notice is hereby given to all the credit
ors of the deceased to present their claims,
duly authenticated and with proper
vouchers, if any exist, to him at bis place
of business at Wailuku, Maui, Territory
of Hawaii, within six mouths from the
date of the first publication hereof, or
within six months from the day they
fall due, if not so presented they shall
be forever barred, and payment thereof
shall not be made.
Dated at Wailuku, Maui, Oct. 4, 19U.
E. R. BEVINS,
Administrator, Estate of Pearl Carr, De
Oct. 4-11-18-25, Nov. 1.
LODGE MAU I, No. 084, A. P. & A. M
Stated meetings will be held at
Masonic Hull, Kahului, on the first
Saturday night of each month at
7:30 P. M.
Visiting brethren are cordially in
vited to attend.
V. W. WESCOATT, R. V. M.
II. K. DUNCAN,
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