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Final Capacity Tests f>er Twen
ty-four Hours Are Being
"Within a few days the pumping plant
,to supply water for the Presidio and
: Fort Mason will be turned over to the
post authorities by the constructing
quartermaster. Major George McK.
"Williamson. The final tests are now
. being made. The water comes from
. Liobos creek, which forms the south
western boundary of the reservation,
and belongs half to the government
' and half to the Spring Valley water
: In the brick pumping station near
i Bakers beach, which has been building
; for the -last eight months, are two
large pumps, each one capable of
pumping 1,500,000 gallons in 24 hours,
and two of the most modern filters.
From these the water runs to a reser
voir on the 'hill and Is pumped to other
. reservoirs elsewhere in the reservation.
The cost of the plant was about
i120.H0 I>.1 >.
The . Thirtieth infantry, commanded
by Colonel Chub, had regimental dress
.parade and the ceremony of escort of
colors yesterday afternoon on the
parade ground in front of the infantry
barracks. Company H, commanded by
Captain Reams, with Lieutenants Mor
risson and Feist, was detailed as escort
to the colors.
Xext week 41 recruits from the Thir
tieth infantry will go to the Fort Barry
rifle range for supplemental target
practice. Eight companies will be rep
resented, with one officer from each,
rot yet designated.
The post quartermaster of the Pre
sidio will sell at public auction on No
vember 25 three cavalry and two ar
.tillery horses which have been con
demned by the inspector general.
The annual inspection of the com
panies of the hospital corps and the
equipment of the general hospital Is
"tieing made this week by Major^Bell,
Inspector of the department of Cali
Lieutenant Colonel Charles M. Gandy,
Medical corps reported for duty at de
partment headquarters, relieving Lieu
tenant Colonel H. S. T. Harris, Medical
corps, as chief surgeon of the depart
ment. Colonel Harris remains here as
medical superintendent of the army
trensport.ii^rvice and it is rumored that
he \u25a0will be detailed to succeed Colonel
.Daniel 11. Appel, Medical corps, as
•officer in charge of the medical supply
depot in t»his city nrhen the latter
leaves in the spring for the Philippines.
Lieutenant Lawson Moore, First cav
alry, has reported "for duty at the Pre
fidio, joinir.g- his troop Irom Boise bar
; Lieutenant Arthur N\ Tasker, Medical
corps. Thirtieth infantry, surgeon, goes
on leavf today.
Captain Henry B. Dixon, Twelfth
cavalry, now at the army general hos
pital, has been granted one month's
leave of absence on surgeon's certifi
cate of disability.
Lieutenant Robert B. Parker, Nine
teenth infantry, now in the army gen
eral hospital, has been granted three
months' leave of absence on surgeon's
certificate of disability.
Lieutenant Carl E. Holmberg, Med
ical corps. Presidio of San Francisco,
lias been ordered to report to the QOm
faaiiding officer of the detachment of
Company M, Third battalion of ,en
--£u»eer<=. for duty with that command
en route to station at Fort D. A. Rus
sell, Wyoming. On completion of duty
he will return to his proper station.
A general court martial is appointed
to meet at the Presidio of San Fran
cisco on Monday next for the trial of
Tuch persons as may be brought before
It. The detail for the court is as fol
i Major Edward A. Millar. Fifth field artillery.
Captain Edmund £• Wright. Firet carmlry.
Captain Tbomas y. Aebburn, Coast artillery
First Lie-jtenaat WllJlain A. Carleton, Tblr-«.
"Yictb kfantry. - , •
First Lieutenant George E. Goodrich. Thirtieth
First lieutenant Clarence I, : singer. First car
Tim Ueutenint Elvid Hunt. Thirtieth la
.. Flr*t Lieutenant DarM L. Itoscoe, First car
Recced Lieutenant John C. regram. First cbt
Second Lieutenant James G. Ord. Thirtieth in
Second Lieutenant Henry D. F- Munnikhuy
son. First cavalry.
• Ccfond Lieutenant Harry W. Stepbenson, Coast
S*»rond Lieutenant Sim L. Feist. Thirtieth ln
• First Lieutenant Ode C. Xichols, Thirtieth In
fantry, Judge advocate.
UNION MAN DFES AT
AGE OF FIFTY-ONE
PETALUMA, Nov. 22. — Robert Mll
]rird Smith died here today of pneumo
r.ia. Mr. Smith was born In San Fran
cisco September 27. 1859. He leaves
a widow, Mrs. Ida Smith, and a daugh
ter Edith Smith. He was a member of
Terba Euena lodge No. 15, I. O. O. F.,
of San Francisco, the I. O. W. W., of
Fan Frai\clsco, and was past president
cf the teamsters' union, B. O. T. t No. 70
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EQUIPPING THE MITCHELL CAR
Which Made a Perfect Score in the
48-Hour Endurance Run
v Covering 1,347 Miles on the San Leandro Triangle
THIS IS THE THIRD TIME
\ . That Hartford Tires Have Carried the Winners
in the San Leandro Endurance Run
Yllll CAM COUNT ON THEM TO WIK ALWAYS
THE MIDGELY TREAD ANTI-SKID
IS THE PEER OF ALL WINTER TIRES
r Get a Set and Feel Safe on the Wet Streets v
CHANSLOR & LYON i
Golden Gate Avenue and Polk Street
Branches— Los Angeles, Fresno; Portland, Seattle:
MITCHELL AND VELIE CARS RECORD
PERFECT SCORES IN ENDURANCE RUN
j The Velie, the only other car to gel a perfect score at San Leandro.
Only Two Cars Meet AH the
Requirements in Forty-
Eight Hour Grind
R. R. L'HOMMEDIEU
The 48 hour motor car endurance
run, the hardest ever held in the United
States', is now a matter of "history.; Of
the 12 cars that started only two came
In with perfect scores. These jvere
the Mitchell and the Velie, both cars
algo having won perfect scores in last
year's 24 hour contest The Mitchell
also captured the honors in the contest
of 190S, in which the Velie was not en
It was a' splendid, victory for both of
the cars, for the pace was as fast as it
was possible to make it in compliance
with the laws. No adjustment could
be made on the cars. It was a surprise
even to the d^alsrs themselves and
demonstrated conclusively the ad
vancement that has been made in auto
mobiles by the refinements that have
been made in them during the 18
months that have elapsed -since the
last contest was held.
Of the remaining cars five came very
near making a perfect score. They
met with the hard luck which must b»
considered In every contest.
The Corbin had a perfect road score
and would have been counted with
those at the top of the list but for one
little thing. While in the control at
High street the engine was stalled.
Frank Murray, who was driving,
claims that he^was about to get out to
light his lamps, keeping his motor run
ning, when, as he tried to step over
the observer, the latter's foot accident
ally kicked the switch off and the en
gine stopped. The judges did not al
low the claim and the car was penal
ized three points.
The Winton was another that had a
perfect road score, but when Owesney
drove the fastest Jap of the day, cover
ing the course In 1 hour and 13 min
utes, some of those in the car fed It
a little extra oil. This was against the
rules, as ho car was allowed to take
oil except in the control at San Lean
The White gas car also had a hard
luck story.\ The car lost five points.
Three of them were for stalling the en
gine and two for adjusting. the oiler.
These were little things, which could
not count against the ability of the
car, but were enough to mar the clean
The little Ford made a brave fight of
It. Although the car lost most of its
points for stopping to havo its cylin
ders cleaned, it was running as sweetly
at the finish as when it crossed the
starting line. It was a different task
for the Ford than for the other cars.
While the larger cars always had some
reserve power, the' Ford had, to be
driven to the limit. This required the
burning of fuel and. oil In quantities
that, under ordinary conditions of tour
ing would not be demanded. This hard
driving accumulated carbon, which had
to be cleaned out to keep on: the'jour
ney. The construction of the Ford is
such that it was possible to do this and
in a very short time be back, in the
| The Cartercar lost all chance of get
ting a perfect score in the second lap,
THE SAN^ FRANGISGO CAtiL; -^^DI^SDA^,: NOVEMBER 23 -1910
Judges Declare the
Winning Motor Cars
The following is the judges'
report of the 48 hour endurance
run, giving the number of points
each car was penalized :
MITCHELL — Perfect score.
VELlE— Perfect »core.
CORBIX — 3 polntK;»talling motor '
ot Hlsrl* street, f
AVIXTOX — 4 points'; oiling; out
side control. '. -
»WHITB~S" points; 3 point", stnll
- ins motor at Kllnk'x corner; 2
point*, adjusting oiler outnide
MAXWELL — 17 points; 15 points,
utopplnsr motor, no adjust
ment; 2 points, adjustment of
oil iloiv. .
BUICK — IS points; Installing
FORD — 361 «- points; 2SO points,
adjustment of cylinders ( 3
points, stalling: eugrine at
AVarm SprluKt*; 2 points, re
placing- spark .plug; ,76 points,,
arriving late at controls.
MOO.V — 762 points;. 502 points,
arriving late at controls; 2
points, replacing spark plus; '
64 points, ; repairing l»roken
spring; 64 points, j§ repairing ' ;
broken spring; 2 points, nd
justing carburetor;: 68 points, ;
repairing broken spring; 60 1
points, repairing broken mprinpr.
GAUTEHCAR — 2,320 points; 290 ;
points, making repair, engine i
. running; 860 points, makinier re- , ]
pair, rnsrlne stopped; 1,170 <
. points, arriving late nt con- [
RED — Withdrew on fourth lap. !
COLUMBUS ELECTRIC — 2 ;
points; arriving at final con- <
trol 36 seconds ahead. _ J
when the wheel was broken. It took
six hours to get a new wheel from the
show to the road and put it on. Then
came a wild ride to make up the lost
time, which to a certain extent was
done. The car came to the finishing
line running well, but was penalized
fbr being late and making repairs.
There were several other factors In
the contest which the experts watched;"
but which were not officially copsict^
ered. First, was the tire equipment.
On the Mitchell were Hartford tires.
This make has been used on the Mitch
ell cars In all three big endurance runs,
that "it has won. The Velie was,
equipped with Ajax tires, as was the*
Ford. The Diamond equipment was on
the Winton, White and Cartercar, while
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repeats woxiderf ill record of twenty-four endurance
run of last year by making absolutely
in the forty-eignt hour endurance run just finished.
Equipped with Ajax tires and used Motorol.
On exhibition at Oakland show.
STANDARD MOTOR CAR CO.
VAN NESS »AND GOLDEN GATE AVENUES
STANDARD MOTOR CAR COMPANY, ' C. R. ALLEN, *
iloo South OliTe Street, 38th and Telegraph,
. Los^Angeles. Oakland, - : Cal.
Detroit and Columbus
.- '/.The public -is: invited ., to, i visit our Booth at the ''
Oakland Show, where we have; on, display ; the most com-:
plete-iine of EteCtric Automobiles ever shown on the Coast,
including; the chassis of; the Colun^us Electric; which. fin-v
ishedjthe endurance run 'with^ score.
1760^62 i^elegra^h Av^e, OaWa^
Phones— Piedmont 203, Home A 1454 .
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| The Mitchell- which made a perfect score in the '\u25a0. 48 hour} endurance^ <run. \
the 'Corbin: had the Firestone equip
ment. ' .'.'. \u25a0 . . :'\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0' '\u25a0 V; VV p.p '. .\u25a0 .
The Buick went through-ln fine shape
on. Goodyear tires. - - . , -
v Another/ accessory which showed up^
to advantage was the Splitdorf mag ;
neto. Both the Mitchell and tHe Velie;
were equipped with- the Splitdorf igni-'
tion. -The Velie* used .motorol all
through the contest and for not a mo
ment had trouble with the lubrication.
The fast lap made by the -Winton -
was carried through by the Bosch ig-.
nition.' \u25a0. ; v ' s -... ':.:.:,.
Yesterday the drivers of' the' Velie
announced that the car was driven -for
the whole 1,347 miles on the. high gear.
A remarkable feature of t^e 'run- was
the showing made by the ' Columbus
electric, which. completed the atrenuoug
4S hour grind with" a perfect Score, losV
ing. two points for arriving -ahead' -of
time. ,\u25a0; ; * .\u25a0' '\u25a0 ?-"&
Never before in the history .of l the"
electric automobile Industry has' a. ;run
of this sort been attempted, and:it will
probably be a long time in the* future
before + the performance will be dupli
cated. \u0084 - . • ..*; >
When the car was entered -by the
United electric vehicle company of Oak-;
land there ; was a general laugh among
those concerned, who realized what^ a
strenuous test 'of. ability a 48, hour r run
w.as on even the high 'powered gasoline
cars; but the electric , reeled off lap
after lap. always ahead of time, and
Avith perfect scores. \u25a0.
\At the end of "the eleventh -lap, ,or.
one lap before the finish, the electric
was three hours ahead of time, and?it'
was necessary for the driver to exer-.
else a great deal of ingenuity: in* keep
ing the car moving to.comply with the
rules of the contest and at. the j same
time not to, arrive at the -finish ahead^of.
time.' . ."*,^~":r> 7&
The fastest lap was negotiated in. 2:43
flat and the total distance run was 701.6.
In view of; the fact that all previous
records for' time . and ; distance j.Vith
electric* cars :have -been ' made' under
special conditions and 'on level, smooth
"roads, the record just made by the
Columbus Is the more remarkable, as
the entire distance was over country
roads, with several long hills.
Captain F. W.Cole "of the Pacific
motor company reports the. arrival of
--\u25a0\u25a0- two foredoor Stev
ens-Duryea I tour
ing cars and ' a
cars are now on
exhibition at the new salesroom. I
\C.S. Howard, president of the" How
p-d automobile company, left Tuesday
niprht for Los An
ereles to attend the
Santa Monica road
race. \u25a0: Howard is
._ \u0084.- \u0084 accompanied by
Vlrs.' Howard and their two sons. They
tvlll -go east from Los Angeles,' where
act*- Stevens- I
, ; ; '" Duryea Can |
j Howard LeavM-
I .', \u25a0"<,'• for 'Factory
Howard wjl^visit. the Buick v ana f"Olds
mobile factories. >JChey "will be^-'absent
two^or; three .montljs.^:- \u25a0;'< -.\u25a0 -;,; : <\u25a0
;^ ' ; \u25a0AUTOMoRII.B SHOW NOTES- ,
'^vThiySexhlbiibr's the Haynes" car re
port Unusual' interest in; the new 1911
niachtoe,Vniodel. 20% w+iich 18 shown in
severulTßtyles." This Is the first display,
of • the: car.^outsideof the * salesrooms,
andmany'yisltbrs congregate about the
exhibition whenever-the big pavilion is
open.- '.The Haynes agents report a sur
prlsing^nurhber'Q^f "prospects? as a re
sult of^therahowv but have not given
•out\any* > sales."i;n > gureß. -\u0084'
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> ' The flfs*tTd>liy«ryi on a sale made at
the Oakland automobile show was-ar
ran ged ' for . Tuesday, -when a big brown
Lozier.-iwas" rolled out of its^place in
the Pioneer *arftomobile qompfmy's ex
'hlbit'and takgn-outVof buildingto
he. turned over to :thX, purchaser. The
•Plone.er compiny''iss»rnore- than satis
fledi^'ljth the-yesjaits/it has" obtained by
participation, in' the, show. -\u0084 \u25a0
Ay, TheA y ,The \u25a0.Wlntoii^ompanj'O'an- an - endur
ance "contest/on,- its own'.hdok*s a fea
ture- of -the. show.,^ When the Winton
six ; that. finished the"4Biltour endurance
•run. 'with-' a, perfect' scor^ arrived at
IdOra -park-.vth'e. crew announced that
the motor-had not beeriw stopped .since
.the- car was sent \u25a0 away** on its* long
journey Saturday night. -/The machine
.was given a place-outsldeof the exhi-
bition hall.and!,there it'stood ; for many
hours with* thewno. tor fitilivjrimnlng rap
idly- yet' so, easllj** that/the sound of It
wasvhardly inotlceable^lt. is probably
running, yet unless .somebody has seen
fit t6^stop'lt.V^'- fc ''^^;.
•'.; The.'followjng.. entries were recorded
.yesterday with'the committee in charge
of. the commercial) motor truck race for.
White, i.: Buiek, i Cartercar, -Autocar,
Av«ry,,'Frayer-MiHer.* The conditions
of* the contest arenas follows:- ..^ .
.? Start~Trucks -r W-are " Golden Gate and Van
Ness: avenues' at. s 'p.- m. They will go out' <Jf
the^clty by way of -Valencia street and the-Mis
sion, road. Arrival at Hotel Vendome, San Jose,
"will b> at 0:15 a..m. "Luncheon at the -hotel. 1 '
• Eetnrn — Trucks vwlll runtback 4o Oakland on
the east side of the bay and will flnisb-at
Idora nark at' 2- o'clock.- ;.-\u25a0\u25a0 . -\u25a0- t :
.. Conditions— Each car , must carry its full cata
logued weight capacity. -; Any kind of freight
the dealer selects may :. be ,csed. An obserrer
will ride on each car. Cars will start with
1.000 points. , Deductions will be made for eTery
delay except those caused by tire trouble.
Hepeaits Its Perfect Score
Model T, 5-Passenger, $1500 f. o. b. Factory
XMitchell Five-Passenger Touring Car, f or
the Third Successive Year, Made a
- . Perfect Score in the Annual
48-H6ur Endurance Run
«and Sealed Bonnet Gpntest -.
on the San Leandro Course
g Carried Observer, Driver and 2 Passengers.
THIS CAR AND OTHER MITCHELL MODELS ON EXHIBITION
AT THE OAKLAND SHOW.
OSEN & HUNTER E - hunter
A \ Wit) Distributers AUTO CO.
Ul y VUi » . . , ,-,- San Francisco Agents
AUTOS JEALOUS OF
Speed Demons of the Earth
Resent Intrusion of Aero
plane at Show
Home. Industry In aeroplane construc
tion has attracted the attention of the
show [committee of the Oakland auto
mobile, show, and a big, airy looking
biplane, fully equipped for a swift rush,
through the air, was added to the
exhibits last night, to the enjoyment of
the big crowd which gathered about the
spreading wings. : The machine is a
full sized air craft, built on the Farnam
model, and equipped with a 30-40 Ru
tenber motor, which develops a 200
pound thrust. It -was built by two
Berkeley boys, brothers, who have been
studying • aeroplane construction for
many months. They are "E. P. and W.
E. de Barry, and in order to exhibit
their sky boat, at the request of the
show committee, they have postponed
the test flight they proposed to make
on Thanksgiving day.
The airship has been placed in the
show building in a large room by it
self. It covers a floor space of 30 by 38
feet, and with Its double planes exposes
300 feet of surface to the air. Every
stick In it is built up of five sections.
OH -tempered piano wires give It
strength In supports and guide wires.
The propeller Is located aft of the
aviator's seat, between the main planes
and the rudder.
• While the .general 'model Is that of
the- Farnam machine, -.the De Barry
brothers have incorporated many Ideas
pfi their own in the biplane. The con
trol arrangements, the material for
coating the planes to make them air
proof, and many other points abojut the
craft are their own inventions.
The airship attracted" great attention
at the show. Its construction shows
great skill, and the builders, who are
in attendance explaining Its workings,
received many compliments. \u25a0
WOMAN OBTAINS LIQUOR
AND ARRESTS GROCER
Defense Is That Whisky Was
Bought at Saloon
Madeline D'Arey, the detective, ap
peared as chief witness against Charles
Folletta, on trial before Judge Short
all yesterday for selling liquor with
out a. license, and woman's wiles were
again the cause .of a strong man's
Folletta. conducts a grocery at 3489
Mission street. • Miss D'Arcy was de
tailed to ascertain if he was violating
the liquor license laws, so she rented
a room in , the neighborhood and got
acquainted with Folletta. One day
she asked Folletta to- fill a flask with
whisky, for her, but Folletta was wary
and advised her to take beer. The
womanrobjected, so Folletta' weakened
and\>romised to see that the. fla*k was
filled: Miss D.'Arcy called later and was
handed the filled flask.. The arrest
follow*!. • -• \ \u25a0 -
. "That's what, you get for trying to
accommodate a pretty and appealing
woman," explained Folletta. "I told
Billy Thomas,' a friend of : mine, that
a pretty woman wanted the flask filled
and he ran- all the—way to a, saloon
and -back when I. promised I would In
troduce him. /But I never had & chanced
as I was arrested when I handed her
the flask.?. * .-- ' \u25a0 -.i ' \u25a0\u0084 - J
s The ."case was contlmied until Sat
urday to allow Folletta to produce wit
nesses to show." that jhe purchased the
whisky outside- his own store.
FBOSPECTOE3 BELIEVED t DEA» — VaWea.
AUm**, Xor. 22.— Edward Bran.. ««ed -W. •<*
Ore*oa! and Bert Cooper, aged 26, of Lj-im.
KaiaT; prcpectow. are N-llered to ha*e per
ished on Prln«« WUIUm \u25a0ound dnrtn* on« e«
thertolOTt »tonna tb*t preralled there early
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Were used by the win- 1.
ning Velie "40" in the J
48-hour endurance run |
just held. |
AJAX tires made a \u2666
better showing than any |
other make of tire and |
stood the grilling test j
Hughson & Merton |
- Van Ness and %
Golden Gate Avenues %
| Was the winning factor
! in 4 the grilling 48-hour
I endurance contest, when
[• -Made perfect score.
i Hoghsoii & Merton
! Van Ness and
; Golden Gate Avenues;