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25=H. P. Pope=Toledo
America's representative large car. A mile a minute machine.
We carry the largest line of Automobiles, with more samples in
our show room than any concern in the West. We represent
ten of the leading machines of the world and can insure you
prompt delivery if you will place your order soon.
PENCE AUTOMOBILE CO
315-317-319 So. Third St., Minneapolis, Minn.
SPARKING DEVICES AND COLUMBIA DRY CELLS
GDGLER ELECTRIC" MFC. CO.
The greatest car on Wnarket for the money. Look
at last season's record,this will thoroughly convince you.
RACES AT AUTO EXHIBITS
MANUFACTURER URGES THAT
OUTDOOR SHOW ANJ SPEED
COMPETITIONS IN FALL WOULD
As a business proposition, the in
door automobile show, held in Jan u
ary, or February, seems to combine
fewer advantages and more disadvan
tages than an outdoor show and tour
nament' held in the fail, says a man
ufacturer in the Automobile Review.
If an annual outdoor show and race
meeting were to be held say at Cleve
landor if two such are required,
then at the Empire City track, New
York, and at the Washington Park
track, Chicagothe points of benefit
would be as follows:
FirstSpace. Every maker could
secure adequate space in which to
show his product This is impossible
in any single exhibition hall in the
SecondExpense. The cost would
be lighter, Any race track' in the
country could* be secured at a much
smaller rental than either the Gar
den or the Coliseum.
ThirdDemonstration. The .track
could be used, for demonstrations. Ujsi
der the present system of indoor
shows the public is under difficulties
in separating the false from the true.
The maker with one car in a space,
can tell as plausible a. story as the
maker who has a dozen demonstrat
will not move an inch under its own
to demonstrate, and even if his car
woll not move an inch under its own
power, the public does not learn the
fact.- Hojd tjie, show on'a race track,
with demonstration^ as its chjef fea
ture, and the -public will not be de
PRODUCTION IS DOUBIiED
More Than 26,000 Autos Wilt
Turned Out This Year.
It is probable that the total output
of automobiles in America this iyear
will be nearly, double that of 1903i:
Manager George H.: Day of the.
Licensed association, estimates the
probable total production at over 25,
000 vehicles. For the Olds Motor
"Works' output between 6,000 and-7,000
is probably a conservative figure..
The Cadillac company's projected out
put comes next, with 4,000 machines?
then fellow Ford, 3,000c Jeffery, 3,000
Winton, 2,000 Knox, 1,500 Autocar,
1,500 Stanley, 1,200 Crest* 1,00,0:
White, 1/000 Pope, 1/000 Peerless,
500 Packard, 500 Pierce, 500
The estimated production of these
fifteen largest- manufactilrers ls
therefore over' ',27,000. It Will
CLIMB8 MOUNT SNOWDEN IN AJ^ AXJTO.
Harvey Du Gros, Jr., a well-known English automobilist, recently
attempted the ascent of Mount Snowden in a fifteen-horse power Ariel, follow-
ing the iine of a. mountain railway. The distance is.five miles and the g-r&de
averages one in Ave. More than three-fourths of the climb was made when
huge snowdrifts prevented further progress. The car was specially geared
for the trial.
1904 I To a Great^Year 16r Automobiles in*Minneapolis
be noticed that many large
manufaceurers, like the Loco
mobile Company, Electric Vehicle
company, J. Stevens Arms and Tool
company, are not comprised in the
list. There are in all nearly 100 build
ers or manufacturers of complete
vehicles in this country, and quite a
number of those not enumerated will
produce oyer 100 vehicles
will thus be seen
that the tota proIt eachl.
jected output easily reaches the figure
of 35,000, which was given by Mri
Scarritt last winter as the probable
output this year.' In many cases, ho
doubt, the actual production will fall
behind the estimate, nut Mr. Day's es
timate appears" Very conservative in
view, of the above quoted figures.
AUTO SHOW IN ITALY
First. International Exposition Opens
The .first international automobile
exposition in Italy opened on Satur
day, Feb. 13, in the Fine Arts build
ing, in Tlurinv There were seventy
two entries, including some of the best
French, German and American makes.
.There were forty Italian, twelve
French, four eBlgian, five Austrian,
three Swiss, four
American exhibits.Germag Amonn thedspecialethrean
features was a 1 0 horsepower ,auto
mobile, the Be.cc.arql auto-train, the
electric autombfoile^s^of Captain Coni
taw and also ther ^steerable balloon
of Captain Frassiniti. The value of
the exhibits exceeded
the public be charged 50 cents a head
to see a lot of inanimate machines
which the makers are trying to sell
to this same, public? We do not
charge admission to our stores, and
the Garden and the Coliseum shows
are merely big stores. But if a show
is combined with a. raee meeting, as
it well might 'be, some legitimate rea
son could be advanced for charging
admission and the public would, he
the better satisfied.
If an outdoor show and race meet
be held in October or November, man
ufacturers can avail themselves of a
now idle period to prepare their new
models. Having these ready in Octo^
ber or November, they are then ready
to book agencies and orders and. can
begin at once manufacturing, which
means business during two or three
months that are now wasted, and
much earlier deliveries than are now
Attendance at New York SJiow.
Attendance figures at the, recent
automobile show in Madison Square
Garden, made public by the National
Association.. of fAutomobile* Manufac
turers, fndicarewihadjr is* the six days,'
and seven**ra^htS'W itfcr.run the exhi
bition was^vislfceid 'by* 6*9J413 persons.
The jlar'gest paid attendance was on
the elbsiftg day, When 11,503 visitors
bought 'tickets. In addition'to these
more than 5,000 trade and exhibitors*
tickets were in use that day.
Number of Peerless Autos Purchased
by People of This'City.,
Tb.e gratifying feature of this year's
automobile business is the large num
ber of the best qars that have been
purchased here already this season.
The twenty^four horsepower Peer
less seems to be the favorite with
those looking for the best. Among
the Minneapolis men who will drive
this type of Feerless this seaspn are
George C. Christian^ George W.
Peavey, James F.,-Bell and Frank Tr
Heffelfinger. Inasmuch as all/ of
these .parties are..enthusiastic., aiito
m.Qbilists, and s,pme of. them have
owned several other makes of cars,
before, this is quite a recommendation
E. H. Moulton.L Jr.y. who has .the
northwestern agenc of both the
Peerless -and- the,. Franklin, .ajso. re
ports the-followin purchasers of ten
horsepower Franklins:.- .Fred .W.
Commons, F: B. -iW'ells, A. C. Loring,
John Bovey, WilkBovey, W.H. Davis,
L.- Moffett. -This car has always
been a favorite far this class of car.
The outlook for the coming sea
son is very gratifying Mr. Moulton
has just received, wo car loads of the
Peerless and twb'more car loads of
Franklins are expeeted to arrive the
coming week It .is, safe to say th.at
Minneapolis will,-have as good a
"showing of../best ,cars on its streets
this year as^anycity of this size in the
The Wlilte .Steam Touring Car.
The .eltinlnaticm of the hoiier and
water level, iir the construction of
steam automobiles has caused steain
machines to again become very pop
ular thruout the east. Credit for this
accqmpiishment belongs entirely to
the Wiht& Sewing .Machine eornpany,
manufacturers of, the White SJteam
Touring car. The steam machine has
many advantageous points and What is
known as the White system has. cbm
pietely done away with with the ob
jectionable features common to the.
The result of -the perfection of this
system is a, car.-as simple to. care fpr
as it is to- run one, with -absolutely
no danger of- explosion -one with a
.generating plant it-is Impbssihle to
damage by negligence. The White sets
a new standard, in ..fuel and water
economy as the
using the water
Is upon us. We carry the
world's best product for 1904.
lines are our leaders. Expert
repair department. Sporting
Goods and Talking Machines.
612 to 623 First Ave. So.
BEST OARS SOLD
over and again
The consequent high- working press
ure and super-heated steam, combined
with the absolutely automatic fuel
regulation and water feed, makes the
White.a machine that reduces the ob
jectionable features of autpmobiling
to the .minimum.-
That the White system-has revolu
tionized the construction of steam cars
is evidenced by the fact that the
White people nave refused $10,000
for the use ef'the patents from an
other American manufacturer of
Th* endurance run from New York
to Pittsburg last fall -was a severe test
in whc-h there were four White cars
that finished, the contestants-winning
ITI France- a $200 000 company has
been organized to manufacture steam
automobiles employing the White pat
The improved White system "was
brought out in 1902 and up to -the
present time there has been no .im-
provement that' approaches it in any
particular. In tact'the White stands
alone as the orily absolutely reliable
steam machine*on the market, ^'JL
New Auto Shop.
March 1 is the time set for the open
ing (for prospective buyers) of the
new and commodious automobile re
pository of the Barclay Automobile
compaay, at 907 Nicollet avenue.. Mr.
Barclay has spared neither time nor
money to make this one of the finest
and. most thoroly equipped shops o- Its
kind in the northwest. He will with
in a few days announce the formal
opening,"with.samples on the.floor, of
the justly celebrated "Glide" and
"Premier" runabouts and touring cars.
These cars are not, in any sense, lit
the experimental stager but have been
remodelled aiid perfected during the
last two "Or tneei years' so that it can
be truthfulljr said that no better auto
mobile, from the standpoint :of beauty,
speed and endurance, is upon the mar
ket torday. Mr. Barclay is practic
ally a stranger in this city, but old in
the automobile craft. Being a practi
cal machine man, he thoroly under
stands the. situation and the workings
of an up-to-date automobile.
Mr. Barclay attended the' late auto
'm'obile race meet at Ormond and Day
tona', if la., also the Chicago automo
bile show, where the "Glide" ahd
"Premier" machines were held in high
favor. These machines were on the
local market last season, but owing to*
large eastern demand they were not
to be had in sufficient numbers here to
justify extensive advertising at the
time, so that little publicity was. given
New Home for the "Olds."
The automobile business of A. W.
Chase, who has the sale of the Olds
mobile, locally, as well as the north
west, has arrived at such proportions
that more room is absolutely essential.
"With a view to bettering the crowded
condition, they have erected a new
two-story plant with basement built
especially for the automobile business
at 418-420 Third avenue S.. .It has a
floor.spa^e of over .14.Q00 square feet.
The Ipoht-ihas:. large- platte glass Win-
dows,.'16 feet -/wide, each affording^
good opportunity to display machines.
The rear and roof.-are-also of glass
making the room light at all times.
The Oldsmoblle is without question
one of the most popular of runabouts.
Oyer 200 of them ,have been sold lo
cally,-or in the/near Vicinity by Mr.
Chase and he states that he expects
FEBRUARY 27, 1004.'
The speediest and prettiest car built for the price.
The New Santos-Dumonb
4-cylinderair cooledwill be here in 10 days & 9 A Aft
Has Every Advantag* Feature of Other Cars and a Few More.
STEARNS 24-H. P. TOURING CAR.
Local parties who saw the Stearns Demonstrating Gar at the Chicago Auto Show, say:
"It was the quietest car on the street." What more do yon want?
WE SELL THE ONLY $100 LAUNCH MAJE "IT IS A BEAUTY."
STRONG AUTOMOBILE CO.
Model L, 16 Horse
The equal of cars Twice the price
Northwestern Agents, 249 fhircf Avenue S., Minneapolis. taTk
There Will be a Grand Rash for
as Soon as Spring Opens.
All factoriesare rushed i^owi' What will thev be
then? ftemember how it was last year. You couldn't
get tires for love or money. DON'T GET CAUGHT
AGAIN! Better look your tires over and if you need
new ones, or even your old ones repaired, better see
us now,'- as we sell and repair all the leading makes
IT MIGHT SATE DISAPPOINTMENT.
J. H. JOHNSON GO.
BOT PHONE S 1989. 915 NICOLLET AVE.
to doable the output this season and
will handle in connection with, the
runabout a beautiful line of "Olds'*
Light Tonneau, carrying four passen
gers. This machine sells at $950.
The Oldsmobile'is one, of the sim
plest and most practical vehicles made
and the pioneer of American automo*
biles, noiseless, odorless, speedy and
safe. Built for use every day in th'
year, on all kinds of ro'ads, and in all
kinds of weather. The present quar
ters are at 215 South Third street.
One of them ost popular runabouts
thruout the east will be seen on the
streets of Minneapolis this season Of
ll types of automobile. the
Queen rated among the. best.
Are the people's favorite the
country over .(six styles),
$650 to $1,350. This machine
has gone through its experiment
al stage and is now perfected in
every detail. A ride will qon
vince you that it is the easiest
riding car in the market. Every
body should have a two cylinder
car. You can't get satisfaction
The Strong & Northway Manufaog
turing company have secured thjl
agency lor the northwest. The Que|n
has the power, the appearance and i*
so constructed as to insure its dura*
Via Soo IAue, $25.00 to"
Portland, Seattle, Tacoma, New West|
minster, Vancouver, Victoria, Nanai
mo and other North Pacific Coas|
points. Tickets on sale every day in
March and April. Ticket office, 11%
Third street S. Minneapolis.
$22.50, to the Kootenay
Via the Soo Line. Every day in Marcft
and April. Ticket office, 119 Thirt
street S, Minneapolis.