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Motoring in india has
riu Main Howls Arc Hroml,
Well I'nvoil jiiuI Fine for
A It Kr
wi I HUNTS
IJiinniiiK' Down Xntives Tonics
( Low Figures, t;
average person doesn't think of
i . i mi .Ideal country for motoring,
f ne the I'm Hast seems very far
,,.wcl fiom touting country. Thtisox
ncnc of nu American niitomomnst
o drove through India recently Is to the
'. t that Iheio ule miles of excellent
oi.l In that country,
'innli Itohortson of Seattle, who with
wife, spttit t-evtinl mouths dilvlug
111.2I1 the H ist, lande.l In Hombay. I.e.iv i
K il .it cii. he r-uys. the "Brand trunk" ,
...nl leads northeiif telly In Asia, a ills. I
ni i-e of !09 miles. There are some sandy
?t. etches wheio bullocks are needed to
,i tst In pulling through. It Ik crossed
.11 xr.t oy a line nignway exieimioa
WI-Ml'ITU IO llie rt'IPIUII UUIU'-I miu utw-
waul to Calcutta, with branches ut many
Grand trunk roads of India are all
exeillent ones," says Mr. Itobertson. "They
.ire 100 feet In width, nil macadamized,
in.iIi stone culverts, and lined on each
r.e for miles In many places with trees
n ich completely nrch the road. Thr"
t . no hhaip corners or turns, no speed
I'n t and very fast time can be made. It
i. .1 grcd pluc to try out the speed of a
r.i but a poor place to detect weak spots,
f.i wiiile motoring In India and Ceylon we
it tl not strike H Finnic bump.
The distance across northern Inclli Is
n.iout 1.800 miles, I'etrol and oil enn be
n'. .iliinl all along the roads at frequent
' 1. air Petrol Ib all put up In seuled
. and costs from one rupees to one ru
1 four annas a gallon Cl,1 to 41 cents),
.Many of the Maharajah, especially
fir .wuinger ones, ore buying cars, und the
ii,',nil drmand for gas and oil has
. riled a supply.
When traveling In India, either by
rifptni- or train. It Is necessary before
t. i ting out to obtain a supply of bedding1
n 1 n "ell filled tiffin basket. Hotels as
t nle nre not of the best outside the
!! cr cities, and tu motoring It Is often
i (Hry to stop for the night at "dnlt
1 ntffnlows." These me road houses built
I tb Ooveniipent for the convenlencu
' tinrellets. They usually rontaln a
' ing room, two bedrooms with Indian
aieonis nttachtd, and a detached
I n, table, chnlrs. beds without bed-
md a few dishes. They are usually
r m and provide a comfortable place
r cr night preferable to many hotels.
A iMilve care taker Is found somewhere
s i ut the place nod the ehnrge for a
clit or twenty-four hours occupancy li
'i rnts only. They can be occupied for
l i twenty-four hours provided others
cam" along and want accommodations
n hi eojnc. Hist served. Ruiigaows are
Vraltfl t distances varying from ten to
i ity miles.
"TPvii Is no scenery to speak of the
c'nii'y being level, and would be some
e.lmt monotonous except for tho native
'rnllaii life one sees In the small villages.
t iJllln.T, however. Is an exception. It
t twenty hour, by tall from Calcutta.
. tunud at an elevation of 5.000 feet, with
ii 'iiperb view or the magnificent lllma
lua Mountains. I might also Include
Smla, In the mountains west of Delhi.
N'ntlvn travel In lndln-and Ceyltfn Is on
foot and by bullock carts. One of the
n-ientla! things on a motor Is a (food
shrill whistle. Xotlvcs arc slow In clear
ing the toad and show Utile Judgment
They have no Judgment as to the speed of
a car, and after taking to one side of the
ro.id usually decide to go to the other.
The icsult Is, naturally, many accidents.
If you are unfortunate enough tu knock
one (low n. no attention need be paid ; If
Injui.d, 5 rupees will usually cure him.
and If killed GO rupees will satisfy his
lelatlves. Hullock carts arc a great an
noyance, and there are many. When
si'verul are approached one turns to the
right, another to the left anu omers siay
In the road, Camel carts show more
lespect and vacate the road to a sare
distance thanks to the Intelligence of the
camel and not the driver. Our nmuslng
experiences are too numerous to mention
but all add to the Interest of motorlnff In
"We found Calcutta a most Interesting
(osinopolltan city. The great race meet
Is held each year the latter pait of De
rembcr and first of January and Is worth
solng miles to see. The truck, grounds
and buildings are the best I have ever
en and the attendance or natives Is
large and to see them ramble Is a treat
"From Calcutta we went by steamer to
Colombo. (There Is a rood road from
llomb.ty across southern and central In
dia to Madras.)
Ceylon Is a garden spot, the roads
equally as sood as India but not ai wide,
in ten days one can cover the whole Isl
and . a mouth, however, can be spent with
"iieh pleituie. Gasolene and oil obtained
.i' all points, price about the same as In-i-A
our native servant and Interpreter,
vih In India and Ceylon, rode on the
ool box. not a eomroitable srst, but they
i i ni to picrer It to any other place. In
idu, (specially at the durbar ut Delhi.
ip car attiactcd much attention. I had
n Mouble with it whatever and returned
Marseilles rrnm Colombo with the same
.x tile that I lert America with and
Mil! using one as an extra.
"While travelling In India frequent
hange or clothing Is absolutely neces
irv Mornings, until 9 o'clock, an ordl
r.v fall mlt; from 9 A. M. until 6 or 7
i M pongee suit. In the evening, heavy
,t ,ind oercoat. The going down of the
, is a warning for a change of cloth-
ig ami If ono observes this rule no alarm
m he felt as to health. We nte pruc-
--.nli evetythlng set before us and drank
l- bottUd water and were not sick a
.l, Itobcrtsnn drove a Pope-IIartford
. ' . 1 9
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' ' Tt y.
I In ni-ii llnciil llii-.MI'i rilKI-lii iiiiipnii.v for the conilna st'itsnn Int liitlfs sl.c in tivn ion t-rs nnd a four t y Under
Mlnrt- llltt-d ulth olcilrli: si-ir-Miirlcrs, Irft hldr lrlvr with rcnlrr rnntrol ninl t nntplcte llchtlns system
'I' d irnin lite tlrlvi-r's scat. Tlic lllllc six, whh h Is nili'il BO horst-piiwi-r, Is Un- ear Iiii-aii
AJAX BUILDS ADDITION.
Plant Hi Trenlnn GrntiliiR illl.lMMI
qunrr Fcrt Added.
The. AJax-Grlch Itubher Company In
building it considerable nililltlun to Its
plant Ht Trenton, N, J. The three story
structure, which will add .Ki.Oon iiiiiiro
reel to tho manufacturing rapacity of the
makers or AJu tires. Is now In room- or
construction. Thn dimensions or the now
lirlck building ate 200 fret by Co feet. In
u statement to Hie stockholders of the
company Wllll.tnl O. Gilcb. the pieyldoiit,
suyst "It should be completed not Liter
limn December 31 of this yenr, In linn
to enable us to tiikn advantage or the'
extraordinary demand or the trade nt the I
opening or spring." 1
The AJax factory hat worked twenlv
four hours n day since February, It'll,
and Is still doing so and, the tire makers
sav h.ia beiin unnble to produce enough
to meet the demand made for either tires
or druggists' sundries.
100 MILE RACE WILL BE
' FEATURE AT BRIGHTON
.... . ..
IsllllH. llO Holds Dii't TrW'U
Hi'cord for This Distiincc.
Entered in Meet.
The "Election Day Derby" event nt
100 miles, which will bo run ut the
Hrlghtnn Flench track on Tuesday, Is ex
pected to be a well contested race. It Is a
free-for-all, and the winner will receive
500, There are awards also for second,
third and fourth places. The world's ino
mile tccotd for mile dirt tracks, which
now stands at 1:40:51, Is held by Silen
cer Wlshait, who established this mark
last August In a Mercer car at Colum
bus. Ohio. Wishart will be In this race
on Tuesday. ,
In addition to the long race there will
up inree sprim events, a ten nine iree-ioi-all
handicap, a five mile handicap for
cars of H01 cubic Inches and under, and
a ten mile race for cara under 600 cubic
Wishart, who cairicd off most of the
honors ut the last Hrlghtou Reach meet,
will drive Mercer cara. Wishart ivus lor
merly an amateur, and as such won nu
merous races. He Is one of the youngest
speed men. and when he first hegnu driv
ing In races In 1907 he wns the youngest
his age then being lfi. Another star
Is Halph K. Muirord, who won several
twenty-four hour races nt Hrtghton Reach,
captured the 1910 Klgln load race, the
oo men class in me j:'u mirmouni
Park rnce and last ear's Vnnderbllt Cup
race. Million! will drive a Nutlunnl car
Other pilots enteted Include Ha' How
ard with the Ilulck Dug and Pope Hum
mer: Armour l erguson In ins Mercer,
Mort Roberts. Mason : -11111 Chandler.
M-F: P. G. Thebaud, G, .1. U. : Nell
Whalen. National: Lelund Mitchell. Ma-
son and Mercer; V, E. Wood. Mason, and
a dozen others.
Automobiles w 111 be
grounds free of charge.
admitted to the
SPICY POINTS ON DRY CELLS.
Information on t'nnira of Deteriora
tion of llntterlca.
"After a dry cell shows on short circuit
less than five or six amperes it Is unfit
for Ignition purposes and should be aban
doned." savs William It. Stewart. Jr.. of
the Stewart Automobile School. "A com-
mon cause of deterioration of a battery
consisting of a set of dry cells Is faulty
Insulation on the wires connecting the
..,u .Mn.U... H..nnnir ...
and from the coll box nnd the wlte lead-
Ing from the coll to the timing device on
the magneto. J
"Should the paper covets of the cells j
become damp they act as conductois of
electricity and will cause the battery to
weaken. If the battery Is carried In the
tool box, which often Is made of metal, a I
terminal of one of the cells Is llahle to rub'
against It, causing a shoit circuit. This
can be avoided by lining the tool uox with
newspaper or rubber matting. "
PACKARD Q0ES TO GERMANY
alrs nepnrtmenl KstatilUheil
These Cara In Unsselilorf.
Several years ago, a Packaid service
depot was established In Paris for the
purpose of piovldtng technical attention
for Packard owners from America and
assisting them In untangling the red tape
which attaches to touring on the Continent.
Out ot this grew a sales department that
was added to the Paris service station.
Now the movement lias extended to Ger
many. Recently a contract was closed ror
the sale of Packard cars nnd trucks with
Carl Dreymann, who has his headquar
ters In DusMldorf. He has arranged to
open n number of blanches,
Stutlrhakers (ilve n Barbecue.
At the Georgia .State Kalr not long ago
a party pf nearly 6,000 persons, owners
of Studebaker cais, and their families,
gathered ns guests of the, Htudehaker Cor
poration at a barbecue. The cars came
f 10111 all paits of Geoi gia In an array,
which took moTe than an hour to pass
the city hall In Macon, on review. There
was ap electric which had been driven
dally on Macon streets for ten years, and
was the first motor cai ever owned there.
A Studebaker 20 came 10.1 miles to the
gathering, carrying the owner, his wire,
his married daughter and her husband,
file chlldien and a ncgio nuise.
Hales Manager Henson caum on from De
ttoit for the occasion and mil personall
hundreds of the Btudcbaker miners and
their fainlllts. The entire event partook
strongly or the uaturu of a big family
Mollnr Wins CIiIi'ukii Hon.
The De I.amaler-Uyrnes Automobile
Company, local agents for the Mollne cars,
lecelvet! a telegram statlnt; that lho two
Mollne cars entered in t)ie runabout class
finished with perfect scores, being two
out of three cars which negotiated tile
run without a point being marked against
them. This is the third y-ar thn Mollne
has won the Chlcugo trophy.
Mitchell's Newest Little
y . A t
6 THE SUN,
The new I it I. 'I Al.ro. nf vilili Ii mi open tiiurinu nioilel l Illustrated herewith, Is u IIO hire-inwrr, six-cylinder
cur, whose dlffcrcncr. from the pattrni of (lie. prci cillim .venr lire clilcll.v In the matter of hnily tlcsljjn. It is it large
.Hid jet a graceful car In which then; arc nian.v small new idea tending towitrd comfort anil luxury.
WELL PAVED CITIES
Population mill I'nveuicufs De
termine Their Dis
Statities Show Good Howls
Not the Deciding
It ha bectf said that the motor truck
Is ejseiitlally a good rotds prupa-ltlon, j
und consequently nn attempt has been I
made to show a direct relation between'
me numiicr or commercial motor i chides
In each of the States and the total mileage,
or good roads In the States. The result
Indicated that some other r.ictor had u
greater Influence on distribution.
It was assumed that this must be popu
lation, and therefore the total population
Z-lot the States and til- lioiiul.ltlon of each
State by the square mile were compared
with the number of trucks In each State.
The result was better this time, but Mill
not up to expectations. Hence the con
clusion vrn reached that as large cities
are known to be the centres or motor
trucking there must be a closer relation
between the number or trucks In a State
and the number of people living In large
cities In the State.
This was found to be the cas, but an'
even closer relation l shown between the
number or trucks and the number or
miles or paved streets In such cities, so I
that the Ilnal conclusion Is that the uie!
of trucks Is dependent In greatest degieei
upon the number of people living In larce
cities anil the condition of the streets In
such -cIlrT. It Is evident, howeiei, that
there ale still other Influence- haviiu !m-
portant effects, mcli as tb temperament,
.c.n.l r.rn,lliall..n. ........1.. .....1 t.'
degree of prosperlt of the communities.
New Voii: Slate, whir' beads the list
with 7.S92 trucks, has tie large?! total
population, the largest tiopulltlon In cities
town would tax trucks.
I Madison iV.l.t Council llp.i In Mind
(i liiDIrl Srpnralr lliipokl.
Most communities are readily influent cd
by an impulse to raise money at the ex
pense of the automobile in- lh automobile
fori owner, even when, as It occasionally hap
pens, a siilx-r second tl.outrht causes the
community to realize that to levy Its own
taxes would be to tiansgress the .State
law. The ton tf of Madison, ' .1 , not
I long ago had In mind to e.act feis fmm
I heavy liecr trucks, moving vans and otln1
automobile delivery vehicles, grnduund
according to the weight of all midlines
having n capacity of two tons or more.
The Idea was that as lho heavy vehicles
hale the greatest wiurlng cftcct on the
toad they should be taxed In addition
for that. It was objected to this that
the ordinance would bo Illegal, us It at
tempted to legulate Intrastate tralllc and
rutthermore that tho rilate automobile
law provides that motor vehicles licensed
by thu State ir they comply with all tho
requirements In the act shall nut lie barred
from any of the hlghwas.
Furthermore It was pointed ?nt th'it
cars on the way to Monl'iuwn ami other
places would have tu take out licenses ill
Madison o uae til" lcn.il stieets of that
village and that would ii.ituvall mvko
many Newark and New York tores Mop
dellterle In Madison ami place- bey und.
Theiefori' It wns dcte rtninnl in wait and
see what lrg..atlou on the sanx subject
would l. pahifd in the State t.eg.,iiiure.
It seems teasonable to a itreai many
pet Hone that the heavy vehicles which do
nioul damage to the reads In some way
should inhke up fur tins damage The
construction of a proper type of road
bed which wuuUl stand up under the
heavy tr.tlllc would do awas with the
excess of wear. However, this Is look
lug ahead, and In the Intel val those
communities uihlch uie put to th" e
pense through veiy ponderous tiucks feel
that they ought to bo entitled to ussess
the.se machines propoillonate to the dam
I age they do.
Detei-liie II il r 11 a lluys n lllli-ln-11.
William .1. Hum, the detective, has
bought a new Mltrhill six, titled with
j limousine body of the beillun de luyage
Line for ,1913 Appears
of 25,00(1 and up, and also the largest
mileage or paled streets In cities or 80,000
and up: It has an average of only 101 per
sons a square mile, as compared with C06
In, miotic Island, 419 In Massachuetts and
3SS In New Jersey, and has only 12,787
mllps of Improved country roads, ugulnst
2l,o;D mites In Indiana. 24,100 In Ohio
and more than 10,000' miles each In Wis
consin and Kentucky. On the other hand,
California, which ranks fourth with 2,198
truck!, stands tweirth as regaids total
population, with 2,377,00ft, and numbers
only tirtien pcisons a square mile, but
ucail) one-half Its population lives In
How Motor Trucks Are 'Distributed in Relation to Population and
Pop In Psveit
. iieref (iiles Miles nf Streets
m.iircrrlsl Pop. of Improved In Cities
Mntnr Ve- Population rcr 35.m Country nf 30.000
hlrlrslniiM nf Mtste (.quire unit Head and nn In
X1ATK In 1012. In 1PH mile. imwsrds In ln. 1M7.
ew York T.SM IUI3.0U) I0I S4S1.2RO I2.7M 2.0M
Penn)li sills . JAM -.MJom I7I 3,013.1"! S-VS 2.1W
Illinois . 2.451 Sf.1S.0m lot ;24.s.Vt S.M 1,017
I'jilifnrnls 2.iw 2-S77.0O) is ijmjM s,:.7 iw
Maarhucllr 2,iui .1.:o'Jl'n (10 2.1U.I7S 8. Ml I.:n2
lll.l.) 1,171 1.717 mi 117 1.7M.210 21.111 1.1TI
V.lchlraa t.lin I.sinni MJ8.W0 s.imn r.s;
ew Jersey IP' J..V.7.rii s I.JUW.IC7 a.j" 07
ledUlia . . WM 2.7IO.IM) 7.', 479.071 24.V IS'.'
Minnesota ti;n ?.o7.ono M sw.r.is cut ki
VIfourl hi: .s.2li.inno i l.nsn.0S7 i.nn
lnvc WI 223.000 111 .130(101 J.SO", 25.1
Mcunila Ut) 2J.tljiii J2 f.tB.ws 10.IH7 Mm
Oreiriin S2fi ;jni 7 :7Jtl 2.7W 2!
c'niincetlrut tin t.ti.i.ea 211 isi.mi .1.01 svi
Hi'iide lilaml no Ki.on tift :7jsi 1 n; .177
Te.aa JK2 a.Mttjnil Ii 7J.IS I.HST.' r-M
V.snHlld .171 1.2'Jo ! l?l .VXtV, V..I.' fill
I'oloiado . 2SM -'.mnno s 2S1.K.H ,r.n 11s
Nebrasl'S 220 I.IW.WO US MIX 2lil l',7
DM. nf Columbia 21S r-.iiyi .5H XI 1.(1 el n1.",
I'tlll ISI 17.KU) I , IIS1i7 1.01H II
Vahlr,irtoii . . .170 i,ia.o,i 17 C0.1M i.ia 1711
Crarcla .... IV, ?.r.rri 11 Wins ., 07 via
Kentucky .' hi . z.yjou) .17 ai2.m7 nun :im
K.visrs. I?ll l.'ltt.KO 2t KS.Wi .174 IK
Vlrzlnls no 2aui,foi St rw.ets i.nrt mi
Nnrlh Carolina in 2Ii'1 r t;, 19.1K .'..113
Soutli lialiots w, r4.(m s -si
I loilda M 7S1W1 II iil.SI I.7J2 51
.Ualr.e 7S ,42.(mi 21 ln0.(2l :,:iu II.,
Ilrl.lH.H- 7 , ,V02,CH IOI S7.III ISl 5l '
Tenneee 7S 2.t:.lHO :,.' !2J,4in .1..-.JI 127
houth Carolina. . 51 1..M:.oi1 :o J.UI .is
.lrkaiiJis 51 1,574 m) to aj. ! nM 25
Alsbnna . IS 2,IC.ini I.' 222.142 1.2H !!H
Vrw Itsinp-hlrc s t.'l.OJo is- 1'l.ojs .4. 2J
.Vol t!i Dakota.. la .177.oin s uu
loultlnas II l.WA'i 5S J S070vii :i2'J 2.-.'
Dklahomn 2 l.r..'.7.rii 24 K'j.m r.M m
ll-b..lp.l sr. t rnj.irm .w ) :ic
Moniana 31 .(7d.ri .1 u.iu n5 3
eiinniU . . 31 r.:),tni .". ;.wi
II est Vlritlnls . 32 l.r.'l.i-m 51 72.V).' .-jii x'
.civ Mexico 2n J27.I n 101
Mjcrdiig 2S lir..ui t nn
Nevodu -'.i K'm : ir.
lilctio ... 22 :C5.i I s;o 5
Arlrons 21 .VI KM 2 V7i
His Business Is Picking Up
in1- man may be seen, rain or shlnt
summer or winter, walking slowly nbout
the plant of the Willys-Ovtiiand Motor
Car plant In Toledo, eyes almost con
stantly cist earthwatd. "Magnet 11111,"
as In- is known, l worth a good deal to
tl.o, company by which he Is employed.
He gets his iilcknuiue fiom the fact that
his tools consist of one tin bucket of the
10 or 12 quart larlcty and n big steel
magnet, snapped to the end of a shovrl
hniiille. Ills wink Is mlulitv liuiiortant,
eien though It looks simple to the pae
Ihcib.i. I'ur It Is HiU's duly In tale
1 iiiitomoblle tires by icnuiiltig rrum t lit
iioadwuy eieiy nail and bit or iiou, Iiiiihh
or (lei-l thai might t-aufe n piiiictuie.
The thuubanils of cars which the Over- ,
land produces Milt hack and forth through
the yaiil befuii- i nd aftei tinting and
scores of vliiliiis' cais, olTlci' m.ichln'-H J
I and delivery trucks it"" the tlunoiiglifari'.
'dully. It Is estimated tint cxpendltuies
I for pilliettiieil nn I cut tin s would, with
out the ptecailllnii taken h Dili, leach a
total of V-'i.O'-'li '-very year
DOG CATCHERS AUTO WAGON.
Deliolt tlil In Mllilli-lpal I eblcle
IliliillMiiflil n ti-VI-t CIiiissU. 1
Th" latest addition to the Detroit lleet I
of uiunlclpil power wafniis Is a dog
catcher's v.agiin. The itillclh Is operated
under the dliecllon or the Dill oil pollco
departme.lt and Is Impounding on the
average ninety intuzleless dos h day. '
The new wagon Is designed to carry the
dogs In the must humiino in-inner possible.
Fourteen cages ot vailous sizes am uio-,
vlded. ami whenever It Is necessary a
vicious dog may 1m kept apart from the
others In a separate compai tinent. Kaeh
water narn' .ellytXned fnTtl.o pur'
niu( I no W!)Kijii nn ii ciiiivnis.
cities of 25,000 or more and It; stands
seventh In miles of Improved country
roads and miles of paved city streets.
Again, Texas, with n population of 3,
897,000 and 4,896 miles of good roads, Is
credited with only 382 trucks, whereas on
these two factors alone It should have
more than Missouri lth her 832 trucks.
Hut on examination It will be seen that
only 473,375 of her great population live
In cities of any site, and that there arc
only 35lf miles of paved streets In thoso
cities, while practically ouc-thltd of Mis
souri's people live In cities anil the cities
have 1.119 miles of paled streets.
SAFEGUARDING TRACK MEET:
tnl., Prnnltlr. for
lolnllons of It Itule.
The Contest Una id of tile AmsrlcJli
Automobile Atocmtliin took adloti re
cently In the case of t'harl's W. Cannei
of Cblcagci. a rfilst:(l ficlng drive',
who munaes and control a racing team
known as' the Maishall Kllng Siuadrun
whli.li bus competed 111 inrlous unsanc
tioned race meet on dlit tracks In Iowa
and Nt braska. fanner was disqualified
and suspended until Junumy 1. 115, for
tunning theee meets on dirt tracks with
out a sanction. The Contest Uuaid goes
on to Hilnt out that there were violations
of Its lules which lequlre that dint b- (
laid by oil, calcium cliloitJe or similar,
preparations, the us of water l-elng pro-' Althaush the show season is mo.e than
hlblted as.u.a,racto,y. that rence, be , - hiorhe'' Natloi.al
of such until--'; as not to endanger the Automobile Show to be held In Grand
lives of diiicis of com.ietlng cats, and the j tvntrtil Palace and Madison Square Gar
top lull of the f uce.s at the Inner and den January 11 to 2. 'tuts been ucttve.
outer edges of the track on the curi cs mutt , Contract-, fur st. cl ( mistiiictlon djcorat
. .... . , .1 in-;, . cn m.il.ln nnd other branches of
be removed: that neuttal xonea Ik.- estab- exh,...Um llav,, Ut.tx BlVM, out and
llshed, especlwll.i at the cnives, in order the alloitlng of ca. space already has been
b prevent " tl.c approach of spectators ' done.
within a distance or at least futty feet. . So lapld has liven the growth of the ati
fmm the trai k nrotwr tomohlle induatry thit In order to house
t nun,, of the meetings momiiied bv
At lion- of tin. m.etlngs piomuu.l u
this organisation were measures taken to
lay thu dust, which was oftentimes so
heavy thst diliers wete unablo to sc.
ten fett ahead The top rails or fences on
rltliers wete unablo to si-,
1 The top rails or fences on
L-r- not remoud. automobiles.
were permitted to Ik- parlted
met-at the edge ot the track,
tne curves were
close to the fence
no measutes neie taken to safeguard scheme or decoration tor ootn iiuiimngs
spectators, and police protection wns con- has been worked out, In Aludlsou fiquaio
i-plntous bv Its ubscne-. ' Garden the skeh ton steel construction
At the llntlan, In., meeting one or ' which will suppoit the balconies will be
the drliers or this team. Chester Cheney ' erected entirely Independent of support
nf Chicago, driving 11 llulrl: car. went from the walls. The Interior of Grand
through the fenco on the curve, the top Central Palace will be enriched with trel
rail of which was not removed and as a Us work and floral decorations, As In the
result Incurred the lo of his light arm, ' past furnishings and signs will be unl
At Mason City, la., on September lSjrorm.
t Friday), the same car, driven by Marlon There will be a greater number or mo-
Arnold, an unregistered driver, went
through the fence on the curve, killed Its type shown nt the "two weeks, two build
driver nnd Injuied .1 number of speeta-. Ings" exhibition than ever beroro. Tho
. . -,n.n.,.. ,.nni.... ,1... r....... I .Ha..! nt ninlnrrvMfl. mw..nrl. nnil
tills woo were iiuiniiiii. uhuiiio. iuc n nvu
at-this particular point.
(Vnturc or the latest .CKAUI
I tt..eh.' to thn steerlim ...luiiui. .Ilrt -
r ' ""y;v- t 'ri''"'f'-s?ir54'?3 II
. ' j V" "'' ' , O'vy II
iiri rnurni mi inn i nruvarut
CONTEST HELPED BUSINESS.
Mnlesmen, Compellnn for Prises,
Ilonatril Itntnltlrr Oatput,
A contest for salesmen, In which fifty
men competed, has had a beneficial effect
on the sales ir the Rambler Cross-Country
car, according to nn announcement
made by the Jeffery Company, The con
test was to determine which man would
do most business In his territory and
prizes were offurcd. The order of finish
was: K. K. Ilcdhcad, l'hlladclphla. Ilrsf.
O. , .Math son. New York, second tl. It.
Campbell, Illinois, fhlrd: C. O. Hart.
Iowa, fourth: S. S. Jenkins, Ohio, fifth ;
A. .1. Klelmeycr, California, sixth: .1. R
Hurley, Delaware, seventh; It. I., nutler,
l'hlladclphla, eighth : M. W. Hlgglns. New
York, ninth, and a. H. Owens, Illinois,
Han Francisco has already sold 9" Uj
per cent, of the estimated output for the
entire year. Milwaukee has sold 85 per
cent., Chicago 40 per cent.. Now fork II
per cent, nnd Boston 30 per cent.
CAR MAKERS WILL MEET
TO GET BETTER ACQUAINTED
X: A. A. M. Convention in De
troit to Discuss Many
- Vital Points.
The National Association of Automobile
Manufacturers will hold a convention at
Detroit on November 13, 14 and 16. Thn
Detroit manufacturers offered to do all
the appropriate entertaining, to throw
open their factories and to use all efforts
to bring nbout such a gathering of rep
resentative men us the Industry has never
seen before. Their invitation was ac
cepted and the arrangements were placed
In the hands or a committee composed or
It. D. Chapln. h D. Wnldon. V. C. Ice
land. Hugh Chalmers and W. 13. Meti
ger, with H, V. Ford as secretary.
The proceedings will open with a meet
ing or the executive committee on the
afternoon of the thlilcenth. The first ses
sion of the general meeting will be held
at 10 A, M. ).: (he fourteenth. There
will be anoliier "chsIoii In the afternoon
and In the evening the membeis will be
the guests of the Detroit manufacturers
at a. banquet at the Pnntohaitraln. There
will be two business sessions on the fif
teenth, the next day being left open for
visits to factories and other points of In
terest. The primary object of the convention
Is t" enable tb manufacture! s to become
better ncciuninted one with another to
the end that" there miy be a better un
derstanding among them, both In the mat
ter nf personal and business relations. It
Is epeetd further, that they may be
come morn familiar than they have been
with the work th" N. .. A. M. has done
s doing and hu. i:i contemplation so that
th? association n:ny be moto fully as
sured nf their conip'.et" and cordial co--rernt!on.
Papers ate to be read and discussed
vn a number of topics of Interest to nil.
'deluding the following: "Ycatly Mod
Is," by C. '. llanch. Noryke & Marmon
Co. 'Visme Sellln? I'rrblemr," by Hugl
Chainlet'. Chalnierr Motor Company ;
'Multiplicity of Models." by G. Vi". Ben
nett. Wlllys-Oveiland Company. "The N.
A. A. M what It has acccmpllanen, anc
wnut cm ne acconipiisni u. n
Miles, general manager ; Hie C nmniii- aUiidlnv preventer. In fict every one
Clal Car," by M. V. Waldoii, Packard Motor I , , ,raUi h(,rH rdlCHed lne iaca. ow-.'..ii-
Company: "Iteltlt.n of the volume of r ,h(t doubtnB tradesmen wero Invited
(motor carrl.ice business to the 1 olume or to a comrHrutvc ,,,, on Thirty-eighth
'ooniir.ciclul tar bus.net. by Dav.d Hee- tlnctt Tw0 c,rii ,vre lal(Pni one a nu,e
.croft, tdlte. cir ,t,ir. Injudicious Panhart a,,,! ,h(. tncf a nRlt Renault.
tr.r;li'ds of rilling commercial vehicles. The -.anhn.d. which had u name at IhSS
ihv Jl. I- PiUcre . I crteral Motor iri ek tlm(1 r lw, vetuu merry-go-rouncT'i
Comiany. "Iralllc, by .!. S. Xm it . r)1 wh,.rttt a!) oqulpped with 11 set Of
traffic manager N. A. A, M ; v.h all .cm)ll)1 D th reHr ,vh.,.is and the Renault
manuiacturer- einmui .' 1,1 :"l "imH eimlnned with the then nonulaf. stiV.r
wn-rantv." bv VMl'er
t . White the .mtc
Company: "Twill" y nnd Discounts." ny .
I I!. 11. Unison, yiudebnl.fr Coroo- alien ; I
"Good Ito.ids." In U. D. Char.ln, H'.ulon
Moto:- Cor ( ol.p.l:. "Labor Conditions." '
II. M. l.tland Cn.PI '.- J'otor C.u Com-
pan. . I
me nssm-iuon . "'"
n nn wi I tie ul'.ei.ucj I'V not itrs man
. . . . 1 . . nKA, a . in.., t. .1 inn. .111' wi. niiukiu nuuiu
Itlghtv m.Msfsc ut-rs '"'""'V.. he 10 'en equal his K-rform-00
per etn'. .f the sunual output of cat. i,i nnhin, w
ALREADY UNDER WAY HERE
, U It .'(It'll 1111(1 I'illllCl1 Interiors to
Hp Hpiiiodollcd for Motor
' u" Pro'luctis for cNhlbtlon purposes It Is
xiary nmv to utlll7.r tl. ,. biggest
, bull(llnw ln N,w yr: city. This Is
Krcnt contraM to the eaily days when n
few scattered exhibits reluctantly were
permitted In a bicycle show ,'
Plans for remodelling the Interiors of ,
Madison- Squaie Garden nnd Grand Cen- ,
tral Palace have been comp eted and
few scattered exlillilts reluctantly "t'roaJ nnd h ,s n0, ,hp gpefd 0j jj,,
permitted In a bicycle show .' car that makes It skid, but Ifa when you
tor cars of, the pleasure anu commorciai
urit? ... ........ . ... ...
parts will bo of great proportions.
38 With New Control Board
niiidt-l tht"aH, In nddltloil to the left drive and seir-startrr Is the tintrol board
t - tl.v l.enealh the wheel. Hlartln,. Iluht luir, Ignition and carbureter coatrtto
WET WEATHER MOTORING
Every Automobilist Has jfad
Experlpnof) of Distress
CHAINS A GREAT JIELP
Ex-Rncinff Driver Tells tfis
Views of Them and Be-"',
"I believe that everybody who drlv.
car has at one time or another had sorne
experience with skidding," says an ex
raclng driver. "I distinctly recall one
that I had which might have been very
serloua If It had not been for the fact, aa
I said before, that my car was a tight
one. I wns driving homo through Brk)Kl
lyn, nnd coming; down Grand avenuo we
attempted t'o turn down to Fulton atrcot.
Tho pavement was wet after a thunasr
shower and after 1 threw the wheel ovar
I found, much to my surprise, that, In
stead of turning Into Pulton street my
little car had been turned completely
about, and before I really knew what hap
pened I found my machine starting slowly
back -up Grand avenue.
"It has often occurred to me that, ttte
only reason that nothing serious hap
pened as a result of this little experience '
wuh because my car was both light and
small nnd I had plenty of room. Of
course the heavier the car the raster It
will skid. I don't think I have ever for
gotten the strange sensation as the llt(i
bus began to slide quickly nnd directly
under me. apparently headed for the Iron
electric light pole which I can vividly see
now. Hlnce that time I have always been
particularly careful In my driving-, csp.
tialb' where there was n chance to skid,
because the action of the wheels in akla
ding Is different from that of any other
of thiir actions, even from that of taking
a turn at high speed.
"I wonder how many people who drive
un automobile purely for pleasure realise
that In driving n racing cur around n
turn at high speed It Is the Inside wheals
that leave the ground Instead of the
ones on the outside, as you would nat
urally expect. At first thought this
seems contrury to gravity and every other
reason, but when you think It over you
rlud that the greatest weight and pressure
comes on the outside wheels, and It Is
this weight nnd pressure that makes
them hold the traction, while the Inside
wheels tefuse to do so.
"All kinds ot devices, good, bad and In
llffereiit, have been Invented, promoted
nd used tu Increase the safety, of driving
tnder these particular conditions. Most
f tli in have gone the way that most
loi'titlec do, became novelties us a rule
Jo not sene a practical purpose: but In
ventive genius was persistent and from a
vague Idea of whut was needed the non
skid chain was finally evolved, und It has
I done more to raise the safety and hence
1 the plcasute of driving than nny other
one thing in tho automobile world.
I remember the time wncn lire cnains
1,.,,.,, 0,... hrnuaht to our not ce as a
,. ,.. Mni.iMfitn ,i.w
studded tires ns an niitl-sklddlnc device.
"The Renault win started from Broad
way toward Seventh avenue, and Just
before It reached the nvenue the brakes
were applied und the car swerved smoothly
and continued on ror n distance of about
twenty-live feet, while the Frenchman
1 drllinc the car smlbsl and facetiously
1 ,. , - ., .
rcmatked that the old Panhard would
started on Us way and the crowd at tho
corntr bucked off so that the car would
have .plenty or space to swing once It
got started. At the Instant that the'
brakes were sit. to uveiy one's surprise,
the heavy old car stopped within a few
feet without any perceptible side swing.
The onlookers were amazti and they sur
rounded the car, looked everything; ovar,
felt the chains nnd examined the tires.
"They were still unconvinced, and aflsr
a few minutes demanded another teat.
1 Agr.iau the old Panhard was started, off.
carrying as passengers this time three of
the sceptics. At the corner the car was
swung purposely for a skid, but It again
refused. As the result of these few tests
one prominent dealer ventured the expres
sion that 'he would take u few sets and
bee how the darn things would take with
his customeis.' Suffice it to say that from
that time on the chains sold themselves In
"I believe I might safely say that I
have tried everything but I have ntvar
been satisfied by anything else as I havo
been with chains. Of course. It helps tt
Know how to handle a car when you have
no chains on that Is when you -are
CgUsht In a storm or when you suddenly
)kc ce ot pavenient where u,e
ha b!n b th" t.prlnkl"." Wb
aiwava wi to drive alowlv over anv wet
roa(L nnd h ,s n0, ,hp gpefll of tn()
car tnat makes It skid, but Ifa when you
, ,0 urn Qr Btop ,nat ,n0 damw .4.,
ke, u, r0 Flril ()f a don,t ,
Vour brakes nulcklv. Quick anollcatlon of
your brakes quickly. Quick application of
the brakes makes the wheels slide, and
the slide comes from two directions for
ward and at the same time sideways. A
gentle, or gradual applying of the brakes
will do tnuoh to eliminate the side 'slip,
but the best thing to do at the moment
the car starts to slldo at the rear Is to
tut n your steering wheel sharply In tho
same direction. This allows the rear
wheel to roll ngaln, and from this you can
readily understand that as soon as the
wheels begin to roll the control of your
car has come back to you, and, ot course,
the longer the wheel base of the car the
quicker it will come back on Its line."'"'