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MOTOR CAR OWNERS DESERT THE CITY FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Practically Every Automobile
Owner Has Left on a
Holiday Tour , - •
AH the Ferries Crowded to Ut
most Capacity on Trips
During the Day
R. R. L'HOMMEDIEU
For the first time' since the automo
bile lias established itself as being
beyond the experimental stage on the
Pacific coast It has proved its true
value. With the coming of the year
• 1309 the popular priced motor car made
its appearance. This class of car is
within the reach of the man of mod
erate means, and yesterday it was seen
that he had taken advantage of the
condition of affairs. The city seemed
deserted. The highways leading out
of the city, and all the ferry\ boats
' were crowded to their full capacity
] with motor cars. It seemed as. if all
JSan Francisco was going motoring.
Many who could not get accommodated
'by the ferries went around the bay,
: coming up the other side, and thence
1 going to Vallejo junction to get into'
the counties north of Marin county.
Never in the history of the automobile \u25a0
in the state were there so many auto
mobiles leaving San Francisco.
Louis H. Bill, Pacific coast manager
jr Thomas B. Jeffery & Co., has re
• ceived word from
the home' office
that another per
fect ; score was
added to the now
long list of perfect scores made by the
new Ramblers *t the finish of the Al
lan reliability tour from Denver to
Pueblo and return.
The Rembler model 44 carried In this
contest greater weight than any other
car entered and finished perfectly over
a course too difficult for many cars to
negotiate. The car was equipped with
a Rambler spare wheel, but it was not
necessary to make use of this bandy
device on the tour. This perfect score
car was driven by Carl Hurlburt, rep
resenting E. R. Cumbe of Denver, the
The state legislature of New Jersey
recently made an appropriation for the
purchase of a big 45 horsepower Ram
bler for the use of the executive de
partment of the state government. On
all public occasions in which Governor
Franklin Fort participates, the Ram
bler appear* driven by the chauffeur
employed by the state.
C. F. Fisher has just completed an
vnusual trip through the, logging
A .», camps and shin-
g]e mills of Cali
fornia and Oregon
in his Buick
i i y
Lour Trip !
* % "White Streak"
end considers that he has accomplished
a feat that will not be duplicated soon.
The «ntire distance for the trip, which
consumed Just six weeks, was slightly
over 4.200 miles, or an average or 100,
miles per day. .' ~ >--\u25a0•,-,
\u2666'When the character of the roads
over which we traveled Is taken into
consideration," said Fisher, in speak
ing of his trip, "it really and unmistak
ably is worthy of comment, and the
little car is certainly a wonder, deserv
ing the keenest admiration.
"We traversed the entire lumber dis
tricts of California and Oregon and it
would be hard for one to imagine such
awful roads even in this rough and wild
mountainous f region. One puncture
resulting from the picking up of a
nail furnished the only cause for one
rnhment's delay on our entire trip."
Another run of some length In a
Buick "White Streak" is that of P. R.
Weinman, who has just returned to
6ain Francisco, concluding his second
extended trip over the 6tate. Wein
mann reports a most pleasant trip, free
from troubles of any character, his
speedometer indicating that he had
traveled 3.218 miles since leaving San
Weinman will leave for Tahoe July
10, and expects to be gone about two
The San Francisco motorcycle club
members will hold the most strenuous
•, run that has ever
been held in the
west today and
, tomorrow f r om
"• * this city to San
Luis Obispo and return. Leaving the
clubrooms at 40 Haight street this
morning; the first division of four rid
ers will start at 4 a. m., followed every
15 minutes by divisions of four until
the entire number of entries have been
started. The first day's running will
be 14 hours' steady riding, as the mo
torcyclists will not reach San Luis
Obispo until 5:45 p. m. On the return
journey they will finish at the Oakland
courthouse tomorrow evening at 6:45.
jßlc Rna of I
The 6tarter* are: D. Hanchett, R.
McCloud. E. Perry, T. Schlueter, C
Heise. E. E. Stone, Walter Dreyer, R.
Era«rT George Faulkner, F. Brock
man Z. rCewell. W. .Feymon, C. L.
Peterson, A. Cheline, Fred Heiduska,
J. W. Perry. A. Halstead, E. Moore, C
C. Hopkins. K. Roseberry, N. Robin,
E. E. Leach, E. Cocks, Carl Coudiet,
E. Eckelsberger, C. Chapman, F. Kars
lake. P. Lavin.
D. A. Ehellooe left town Monday In a
a. new 60 horsepower Thomas flyer to
-make tha trip to
,ty came through
strong with the au-
I New Otraen of
! Thomas Car*
,tomoblle business last week. To the
town of Newman the Pioneer automo
bile county sent three cars, Archie Ste
venson taking a six cylinder 40 horse
power Thomas: Ben Levy and 1L S.
Stevens a Chalmers "30" each.
Bert Dingier, a well known racing
driver, was in the city from Modesto
last Saturday for more cart?. Dingley
roid one of the large six cylinder, 42
Inch wheel Olds to McCullougb of Mo
desto and drove the machine down in
record breaking time, and Is now tak
ing some Chalmers "30'e."
We invite prospective, buyers of automobiles to inspect our cars
BEST MONEY VALUES
Motorc ars bought and sold on their values and not on^ guess
work. All cars guaranteed.
Owners having cars for sale should obtain our terms before placing:
their autos on the market. . \u0084
Cars left with us arc closely guarded. -
RELIABLE AUTO BROKERAGE CO.
343-347 ? Golden Gate Averiuel
Country Highways and Mountain Roads
Make Motorists Forget Business Cares
f Contest crew of the Mitchell cars, which will be a feature of. the annual jubilee at San Jose next Saturday. 7
WHITE STEAMER WILL
BE SENT TO SIAM
H. Dyson Simpson Purchases
Auto in Which King Will
Ride at Bangkok
'The king of Siam will be one of
the first to ride in my White motor
car," remarked H. Dyson Simpson yes
terday after he had spent some time
relating to the White company rep
resentative the motoring conditions in
htat far off land. "His majesty knew
of my intention to come to San Fran
cisco for the purchase of an automo
bile and said that if I bought one of
steam motive power he would take
pleasure In accompanying me on a
trip. The king himself owns a number
of gasoline machines. As a matter of
fact, all the ministers of state have mo
tor cars. Practically all' the rich
Siamese use machines. They are chiefly
high priced French cars, some English
and a few Italian. No American cars
wi£h the exception of one or two. A
great many of the foreign commercial
vehicles are in use."
Simpson iff manager of a manufactur
ing company in Bangkok, the capital
and chief commercial city of Slam, sit
uated on the Menam river and one of
the most picturesque cities of the east.
He purchased a 20 horsepower White
6team touring car while In this. city
and had the/auto sent to Coronado,
where he is spending a few weeks with
his brother. From there, the machine
will be shipped direct to Siam.
. "There are really no tours one can
take with a motor in Bangkok," stated
the visitor. "The public roads in and
about the city aggregate about 280
miles. The town Is divided Into numer
ous Islands by canals, and there are
something like 2,000 bridges. There
is no speed limit in Bangkok for au
The following motor car parties came
into Del Monte during the week:
Mr. and Mrs. William John of "San
Francisco in a Buick; Mr. and Mrs.
, A Howard E. Hunt-
ington of Pasa
dena; Frank Mar
tin of San Jose;
* ~ • Mr. r and Mrs. W.
H. Holllday, Miss Alice May Wilson,
and Miss Viola Vander Leek of Los An
geles, with Miss/ Florence Holllday of
St. Louis, In. a Thomas; William F.
Hayden and Thomas T. Hayden of Den
ver In a Stevens-Duryea; Mr. and Mrs.
Leon Kauffman of San Francisco in a
Peerless; Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Schee
line, Mr. and Mrs. Leland S. Rosener,
Mr. and Mrs. George B. Polhemus and
Charles B. Polhemus of Ban Jose In a
Wlnton; Mr. and Mrs.- A. H. Marten and
daughter of San Jose in a Packard;
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Hoag and Roller
Hoag of San Francisco in a Peerless;
Mr. and Mrs.jL. R. Mead of San Fran
cisco in a Studebaker; Mr. and Mrs.
C. A. Meusdorfter of Ross Valley In an
Oldsmobile; Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Hansen,
Florence M. Hansen and Al Hansen of
San Francisco, Arthur B. Watson, Leg-
He Burks, E. S. Lathe of San Fran
cisco, with J. H. Coleman of San Mateo
Jn a Peerless; Roy Ml. Pike ' in a
Thomas; Mr. and Mr*. A. S. Carman,
Miss Laird, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert White,
E. James Finney of San Francisco" in a
Thomas; Charles D. Harmon of Port
land, Me.; Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Chad
bourne, with Mr. and Mrs. George A.
Bos of San Francisco in a: White
steamer; Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Pedler of
San Francisco in a Stoddard-Dayton;
Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Lally of San Fran
cisco in a Packard; O. E. Greenwsld
and A. C. Thornton of San Francisco in
a Buick. • ' . '
Watch the classified advertising col
umns of The Call dally for anything
you may want. You'll find it there. .
THE SAN FRANCISCO OALI^ SUNPM;^JTJLY: v^ 1909:
WILL SELL HIGH
GRADE MOTOR CARS
Reliable Company Wilt Make =a
Specialty of Handling
Second HandC ars
The demand for second hand-auto
mobiles has commenced to.be so much
of a business feature that men are tak
ing it up on the most progressive lines.
The latest to come into the local auto
market is the Reliable auto brokerage
company, of which H. A. Byrnes is the
head. He has with him as manager
O. F. McLaughlln, a well known east
ern expert, who is known at tha fac
tories of the high grade cars as well
aa in Los Angeles. The new firm pro
poses to sell cars on their conditions,
and with every sale will be given a
guarantee as to the condition of the
car, and tha* cars will be given special
protection while they are in the sales
room" of the company. The company
will make a specialty of high grade
cars. . V .
H. B. Odd I has Joined the Pioneer
automobile company and will be identi
fied with the selling staff and make
his headquarters at the San Francisco
office. Odell has but recently arrived
from the east, where he was prominent
ly connected with the automobile in
Carlton M. Dodd and J. G. Hatch, for
more than a year connected with oilier
& Worthington, auto sundry dealers,
have severed their connections with the
firm and yesterday left for Seattle,
where they are going Into the sundry
business for themselves.
Factory Branch Office
* ' ' '' tTTL '" \u25a0 " \u25a0'' • '- '"" ' \u25a0\u25a0 V-
226^a8 Ness Aye. Sa^FrMcisco, Cat
I. J. MORSE, Manager
THE HILL CLIMB
Prominent San Jose Motorists
Named for Contests at
The officials who will handle 4he hill
climb at the reunion of the Mitchell car
owners at San Jose next Saturday have
been appointed. G. Vernon Rogers,
secretary of the Mitchell motor car
company, reported yesterday that the
Judges and timers would be A. H. Mar
tin, George B. Polhemus and Dr. J. I*
Benepe, officers' and prominent mem
bers of the Santa Clara County auto
mobile association. R. R.' THommedieu
will start the contestants.
A. E. Hunter; of the firm of Osen &
Hunter, the local agents -lor the
Mitchell cars, said that every owner
of a Mitchell car was earnestly re
quested to be at the Jubilee. Owners
should leave their homes so that they
will arrive at Osen & Hunter's garage
in San Jose at' lp.m;, where they will
meet William Mitchell Lewis, president
ef the Mitchell \u25a0company, and other offi
cers of the factory, whose . guests the
Mitchell owners will, be at the hill
climb and banquet.
The hill climb will start at 3 p. m.
on the Alum Rock hill. After the con
test the motorists will | return' to San
Jose, where the banquet will take place
at one of the leading hotels at 7 p. m.
During the feast those present will be
entertained with a vaudeville program
given by the best- professional talent
that' can bo procured on tho coast.
SURPRISED AT THE
LOCAL AUTO SALES
H. 0. Harrison Considers the
City Oce of the Best Mar
kets for High Grade Cars
H. O. Harrison la discussing the auto
trade ; outlook in San Francisco' for tha
coming year said .yesterday that he
was more than agreeably surprised.
"San Francisco is ; a place where they
buy high grade cars. It Is one of the
best markets that I L know of for motor
cars of class. I base my deductions on
actual facts. In the one month I hava
been located in the city I have sold six
Peerless cars consisting of two six
cylinder pony tonneau cars, one six
cylinder touring car, one six cylinder
limousine, one .four cylinder touring
car and -one four: cylinder limousine.
If I have been able to sell these cars
on the reputation of the Peerless cars
without a demonstrator w a car to
show, when I have not been known In
th« city at all, "with but temporary
offices to work from, what must be
the business of the established "com
panies who handle high grade vehicles?
"The outlook is a great surprise and
when our, permanent quarters are com
pleted and our company can 'get Its
sales organization i running smoothly I
feel that the sales of Peerless cars in
San Francisco will (establish a record
for all cities in the United States,
knowing as I do the'class of car the
factory Is' going to send to the coast
the: coming season. The only regret
I have , Is that I did not get into the
local market long before this. Auto
mobile manufacturers do not realize
the worth of this market."
Harrison and^Charles Burraan, the
western factory "representatives of the
Peerless motor: car company, will leave
for Los /Angeles next Wednesday to
be spectators at the big road race to be
held in the south.
The last 1909 "Winton Six baa been
sold and shipped from the factory In
ing the clostv of
the moat success-
ful season in the
„,, . history of the
Wlnton •\u25a0" company. The company's
products for lslo will be announced
July 10. "We are highly pleased with
our season's work," writes President
Alexander Winton. "From the an
nouncement of our line for 1909 to the
close of the season our salea* were al
ways far ahead of our deliveries, atid
the demand was so heavy and insistent
that we could have extended the 1909
output indefinitely. However, we chose
to make an early start on the 1910
season and accordingly we were forced
to stop booking 1909 orders at a time
when the demands was its heaviest. We
have proved to the automobile world
that our six cylinder car is a great
big factor, and of course we shall con
tinue to make sixes exclusively."
Honk! . Honk!
Throw her into the high for the
SATURDAY - July 10, 1909
HILL CUM 8 ............. ....2 p.m.
Prize for every Starter
BANQUET. .............7 p. m.
Mitchell owners will be the guests of the
MITCHELL MOTOR CAR COMPANY
LONG ROUTE BY
AUTO TO STOCKTON
A. M. Barnett Takes HisiStade
baker Over the Road,
Motorists who contemplate touring
from here to Stockton will be obliged
to go many miles jout of their way on
account of the damage that has been
done to large portions of the country
in that vicinity by the floods. ' A. M.
Barnett of Stockton, who drove up to
the latter town a few days ago In a
new model. "C" Studebaker, In a letter
to Studebaker Brothers, says:
"Leaving Oakland we went by way
of San Leandro. Haywarde, Dublin.
Llvermore, Tracy and Banta. To all
of those points we found the roads In
excellent condition. J We not only found
the roa<ls such that we could make
splendid time over them, but they
were 'so well posted with signs that
we always knew exactly in what di
rection and to which point we were
headed. On leaving Banta we were
compelled to go to Grayson in orfler
to cross the San Joaquln river, which
was exceedingly high. From that point
we went to Stockton by way of Mo
desto. In all we traveled 170 miles
without the slightest engine or tire
trouble. Our new car was royally wel
comed in Stockton."
As the automobile Industry widens
In Its scope, the leading automobile
manufacturers are finding themselves
handicapped In many cities by cramped
quarters. In the past 12 months many
of the prominent manufacturers of
motor cars throughout the country
haye N established headquarters in mag
nificent structures. One of the most
important structures of this kind Is
the Studebaker building in Chicago,
which Is now nearing completion. The
new Studebaker building is seven sto
Don O. McCord, manager of the Wil
lys-Overland motor . car company, has
ifi ,», received word that
John r N*. Willys,
president of the
Anton In Europe
• * bile company, the
Marion motor car company and the
American motor car salea company of
Indianapolis, Ind., sailed for Europe last
week. "Willys, who was accompanied
by his wife, will make a. two months*
tour of the continent, stopping at the
principal cities of England. France,
Germany. Switzerland, Belgium and
Italy. While the trip is a vacation for
Willys, still he will visit the leading
automobile factories abroad to study
European automobile conditions in
general. **•- r *V
J. W. Seawell of Healdsburg pur
chased a Pullman Touring car Wednes
day from the Frank O. Renstrom com
pany. Delivery will be made within a
few days.-. Seawell expects to do con
siderable touring in his new machine
during the summer.
The pill I MAN
Not only the Best for the price,
but the Best at any pride.
Seven Models to choose from.
$1500 to $3500 LU
Demonstration and Literature
;* We do "; anything . and furnish
everything for the Automobile. .
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connecting all departments.
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