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Magfee Leads The Batting
Average In National League
Ifew York, Xov. IS The official batting: averages of the National
league for the season recently closd, wzut announced today. '
Sherwood aiagce, the Philadelphia outfielder, -with an average of .331,
stands out as the best batsman of the National league.
Crandall, of New York, and Goode, of Boston, outrank Magce in ac
tual averages, but they took part in lens than 50 games each, so that the
honor by general consent go to Ma gee, who played in 154 games.
Campbell, of Pittsburg, follows Magee with an average of .320 and
Hofraan, of Chicago, is slose behind with .325. Snodgrass, of Xew York,
with .321, and Wagner, of Pittsburg, the leader last oeason, with .320, are
ethers in the company of heavy hitters.
Bescher, of Cincinnati leads the base stealers with 70 stolen bases.
Knabe, of Philadelphia leads the sacrifice hitters, with 37 hits of this
Following are the top notch ers:
G. A.B. R. H. 'T;B 2B, 3B. BT.K. S.H. S.B. Pet.
Crandall, New 'York .. 43 73 10 25 38 2 4 1 3 0 .342
Goode, Boston 23 86 15 23 42 5 4 0 4 5 .337
Magee, Philadelphia ..164 519 110 172 2G3 39 17 6 22 49 .331
Campbell, Pittsburg .. 74 282 42 92 123 9 5 4 12 17 .326
Hofman, Chicago 135 477 S3 155 220 24 16 3 30- 29 .325
Snodgrass, New York ..112 396 69 127 171 22 8 2 13 33.. 321
Wagner, Pittsburg ...150 '556 90 178 240 34 8 4 20 24 .320
Wilhelm, Brooklyn .... 15 19 2 6 8 2 0 0 2 0 .316
Lobert. Cincinnati 90 314 43 97 124 C 6 3 20 41 .309
Bates, Philadelphia ...131 498 91 152 209 26 11 3 19 31 .305
Devore, New York ....ISO 490 92 149 186 11 10 2 7 43 .304
Konetchy, S.t. Lous ..144 520 87 157 221 23 16 3 11 18 .302
Schulte, Chicago 150 559 93 168 257 29 15 10 27 22 .301
Paskert. Cincinnati ...141 506 63 152 189 21 5 2 16 51 .300
' CLUB BATTING.
G. A.B. .It. H. T.B. 2B. 3B. BT.R. S.H. S.B. Pet.
New York -.155 5061 '715 1391 1S54 204 83 31 193 282 .275
Chicago ....154 4977 711 1333 1S22 219 84 34 234 173 .268
Pittsburg ...154 5125 655 1364 1843 214 S3 33 19S 148 .266
Cincinnati -.156 5121 620 1326 1703 150 79 23 182 310 .259
Philadelphia 157 5171 674 1319 1750 223 71 22 205 199 .255
St. Louis ...153 4912 637 1217 1569 167 70 15 153 179 .248
Boston 157 5123 495 1260 1624 173 49 31 181 152 .245
Brooklyn ...156 5125 497 1174 1561 166 73 25 183 151 .229
Number of players participating in race, 254; Cincinnati, 41; St. Louis,
B6; Boston, 35; Philadelphia, 33; Pittsburg, S3; Brooklyn, 31; New York, 28;
Chicago, 27. Ten played with two clubs. Played full, schedule Mitchell of
Cincinnati and Wheat of Brooklyn. Most runs Magee, 110; stolen bases,
Bescher, 70; sacrifice hits, Knabe, 37. Single game batting feat, team Boston
club against Philadelphia, October 6 22 hits, with total of 37 bases, "indi
vidual Zimmerman at Cincinnati, Oc-tober S 3 hits, with total of 11 bases.
Most home runsSchulte and Beck, 10 each; most triples, Mitchell, 18; most
doubles, Byrne, 43.
HUH IIS IN
SECOND BIG EVENT
Question of Veight Iftguyes
in Centenario Handicap
at Juarez Meet.
Harrigan -won the Centenario handi
cap, the second big event of the Juarez
races Sunday by defeating 'Meadow
over Uhe mile course out of the shoot.
Weight was the difference in this
event, so nearly matched were the
horses. Harrigan. had been given
weight by both Meadow and Taboo,
the winner of the opening handicap
Thanksgiving. He was carrying 10S
pounds on board, while Meadow sad
dled 115 and Taboo 113. Jack Atkin,
of whom much was expected, was bur
dened with 127 and was never In the
race, as he is not yet in condition.
Harrigan went out In front and led all
the way. Meadow took second from
Lomond at the three-quarters and
challenged in the stretch. It was a
pretty exhibition coming home, but
Harrigan was out for a winning and
crossed the line a length and better
to the good, with Meadow a second
and Taboo third. Meadow's move was
made at the Tight time, jockey Moles
wornh holding her steady in her course
until the straightaway, when Ihe gave
her the reins and defied the wlnner
Merely a Romp for Helen Scott.
Helen Scott twostepped the first race
to the music of the hand. It was a
little Sunday afternoon romp for her
and she made her barrier lead a 12
length stretch of landscape before the
finish post was passed. Juarez -failed
to show the class his backers wished,
although he ran well in front of the
other youngsters at the finish. Geht
nicht was third, because there was none
better and came on with a real show
of speed. The rest ran. Benschoten
sent Marian Casey against the rail at
ithe stretch turn and captured first
money by his daring. Marian got away
in front, but was back in fournx place
at the half and was beating only Ma
nila at the three-quarters. Then the
clever kid made his rail move and cut
into second place "behind Flying PearL
T&e Pearl Girl could not stand the
strain of a driving finish to "beat Mar
Ian Casey after she had set all the
pace. .She was second and Periwinkle
Trance Not Sleeping.
Trance awoke at the barrier and
"Went out in front at the half, taking
Ihe third' race from Ocean Queen, wlho
jnoved up strong at the finish and
took second money. Angelus had
plenty of early speed but was out at
the finish for lack of campaigning in
toils altitude. Kopek, a last season's
winner would- not be denied in the
fifth race. She was cut off soon after
the start, came up and finished first
ahead of a field of six by making a
wide swing out the outside turn and
outgaming Pedro for first. Pedro ran
his race and was fairly beaten by Ko
pek. Shelly was third ahead of Cross
over and Gypsy King.
Elder Wins Final Event.
Elder took the final race of the day
from Sir Barry, who gave away weight
j to the winner in the five furlong dash.
JMaer got away in tront, but was nosed
out by Spooner, who could not hold
the pace and dropped back to sixth
place- It was Elder the remainder of
the way with no serious opposition.
First race, 5 furlongs, selling, 2
yearolds; value to first $225 Helen
Scott 94 (Nolan) won; Juarez, 105
(Molesworth) second: Gehtnicht. 100
J (Anderson) third. Time 1:0S 4-5.
Stalwart Lad, Droughty, Prin With-i
Second race, 6 furlongs, selling, fil
lies and mares, 3yearolds and up; value
to first 225 Marian Casey, 105 (Ben
schoten) won; Flying Pearl, 110
(Molesworth) second; Periwinkle, 1.05
(Nolan) third. Time, 1:15. Florence
A., Manila, ran.
Third race, 6 furlongs, handicap, all
ages; value to first $400 Trance, 123
(Kennedy) -won; Ocean Queen, 106
(Ganz) second; Angelus, 105 (Moles
worth) third. Time, 1:13 2-5. Work
Box, Lucky Mose, ran.
Fourth race, 1" mile. El Centenario
handicap, 3yearolds and up; value to
first $1500 Harrigan, 108 (Kennedy)
won; Meadow, 115 (Molesworth) sec
ond; Taboo. 113 (Benschoten) third.
Time, lc39 1-5. Lomond, Jack Atkin,
Fifth race, 7 furlongs, selling, 3
yearolds and- up; value to first 300
Kopek 109 (McCullough) won; Pedro,
j 106 (Benschoten) second; Shelby, 106
(Murphy) third. Timer. 1:28 1-5.
Crossover, Gypsy King, Beau Man, ra-n.
Sixth race, 5 furlongs, selling, 3year
olds and up; value to first ?225 Elder,
112 (McCullough) won; Sir Barry, 115
(Molesworth) second; Ed Holly, 110
(Ganz) third. Time, 1.02. Sporting
Life, Cellaret, Spooner, John Sparks,
Fall business is not what we expected. The result
is we are overstocked on Suits and Overcoats. To
bring our stock down to what it should be at this
time we offer
EVERY ALFRED BENJAMIN
Handmade Suit and Overcoat
(Except Blues and Blacks)
IN OUR ENTIRE STOCK AT THESE PRICES
$40.00 Suits and Overcoats at $30.75
35.00 Suite and Overcoats at 28.75
32.50 Suits and Overcoats at 24.75
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20.00 Suits and Overcoats at 15.75
18.50 Suits and Overcoats at 14.75
16.50 & $15 Suits and Overcoats at. . 11.75
Every Garment Marked in
the Plain, Original Figures
R. C. LIGHTBODY CO.
Cor. Texas & Mesa.
ia Sunset Route
I 8 LOCOMOTIVES 1 I aBHHHHHHHMHHHHHHHHBB
FOUE TRAINS DAILY FROM EL PASO
CARRYING UP TO DATE EQUIPMENT '
TWENTY HOURS SHORTEST TIME TO LOS
For:tickets and sleeping car accommodations, call at
City Ticket Office-St. Regis Hotel Building
W. C. McCormick, G. A. J. E. Monroe, C. T. A.
The Best Goods for the Least Money, and the Best
Phone your order early; wagons leave 8 a. m., 10 a. m.,
2 p. m., 5 p. m. Wagon for East El Paso and
Highland Park Every Thursday.
Bell Phone 884-844-823. Auto Phone 1691.
MEAT DEPT. PHONE BELL 865.
18 lbs. Granulated
Sugar, for . . . .
10 lbs. Best Colorado
10 lbs. Best Sweet
Immediate Effect of Great Kidney
Remedy is Soon Realized.
In March, 1905, I was troubled with
too frequent calls td urinate, and with
severe pains in my back and left side;
but didn't think it was anything: serioua
until last September. I got so bad inat
I was obliged to seek medical aid. It
seemed as if I was suffering almost a
living' death witn. hard straining and
burning pains after each call, and I
would have from five to six calls dur
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die, when I happened to think of try
ing Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Hoot. My hus
band bought me a bottle and I began
to Improve from the first dose. When
I had taken two bottles I was com
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Mrs. B. B. Hall, after being duly
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Send to Dn Kilmer & Co,, Bingham
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a booklet of valuable information, tell
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When writing, be sure and mention the
El Pao Dally Herald. Regular fifty
trant and one-dollar size bottles for sale
at ail drug stores.
Eirst of MontHy Contests
Is Held at Y. M. 0. A.,
At the first of this season's indoor
athletic meet Saturday night, at the
Y. 31. C. A., the nail was set rolling
in the boys contests which will be
held every month until February.
Frank C. Roberts landed 11 points
putting him in the lead, while his
nearest adversary only gained eight
points as the result of the meet. The
events won by each contestant, and
the summary of points gained is as
Fence vault Roberts, record, 6 feer,
4 1-2 inches, 5 points.
Herthsteiner, record, 6 feet, 3 Inch
es, 3 points. "
King, record, 6 feet, 2 Inches, 1
120 yard potato race Pickens, 27
minutes, 3-5 seconds, 5 points.
Roberts, 28 feet, 3 points.
Miller, 2S feet, 1-5 seconds, 1 pomr.
Rope climb Stevenson, 8 seconds,
Kllburn, S 4-5 seconds, 3 points.
Haile, 9 seconds, 1 point.
Running high jump Miller, 5 feet,
1 inch, 5 points.
Herthsteiner, 4 feet, 11 inches, 3
Marshall, 4 feet, 9 inches, 1-2 point.
Haile, 4 feet, 9 inches, 1-2 point.
Pole vault Haile, record, S feet, 11
inches, 5 points.
Pickens, S feet, 4 inches, 3 points.
Alleman, S feet, 5 inches, 1 point."
Running broad jump Rumsey, 17
feet, 6 1-2 inches, 5 points.
Roberts, 17 feet, 2 1-2 inches, 3
Haile, 16 feet, 11 inches, 1 point.
Summary Roberts, 11 points; Rick
ens, 8 points; Halle, 7 1-2 points; Mil
ler, C points; Herthsteiner, 6 points.
Following are the regulations and
the points and prizes:
Each contestant must be entered in
the meet previous to the beginning of
the first event in each meet in order
Contestants may enter for any num
ber of events but shall not be required
to compete in all events entered.
In case there are less than three
contestants in any event the event
will be eliminated.
Points and Prizes.
The individual winning the greatest
number of points in the four meets
First prize Gold medal watch fob.
Second prize Silver medal watch
Th'rd prize Bronze medal watch
First place In each event to count
five points; second, three points; third,
There will be one meet each month,
November to February Inclusive.
SHOT&UN MEN TO
SHOOT NEXT SUNDAY
Riflemen Will Not Use the
Range Mrst Sunday of
The rifle range will not be opened
on next Sunday, but the shotgun men
will put in the day trying to break
bluerocks. The first Sunday in each
month has been set for the use of the
shotgun men and no rifle sh'ooting will
be done on those days.
It is expected that there will be a
large number of shotgun artists on
hand for these days.
The rifle club held its customary
weekly shoot at the range on Mundy
Heights during Sunday morning.
The weather condition0 were very
bad during all the shoot, on account
of a strong, Irregular wind.
There were six riflemen and a num
ber of visitors present.
The first event entered upon was the
Hixson medal contest and the follow
ing scores were made: Pringle, 30; Wil
burn, 29; Haines, 27; Rutledge, 26;
Paul, 21; Mills, 15.
The Krakauer, Zork & Moye razor
event was the next contest and the
following scores were made: Wllburn,
30; Paul, 27; Haines, 26; Pringle, 25;
Mills, IS; Rutledge, 15.
After these events some practice
scores were mad.
win leave for New York Tuesday.
Aioran has received several offers to
appear on the stage and he probably
Trill accept one of the offers. Charley
Harvey, Moran's manager, said that he
wanted to have Moran met Ad Wolgast
ana was willing to wait until the
champion was ready to fight, but he
did not look with favor upon the terms
that Wolgast dictated a guarantee of
$12,000 and the right to name the
"It is ridiculous for "Wolgast to talk
of naming the referee," said Harvey.
"It would kill the fight at the start.
,If he has a right to a $12000 guarantee.
Moran has a right to $15,000, as Moran
is the greater drawing card now. The
game is not in such shape now that
guarantees of that kind can be given."
' BALL THIS SEASON
New York, N. Y., Nov. 28. Pennsyl
vania is the largest scorer of "the big
four," with 163 points, eight more than
Harvard. Brown, which made a great
record after the mid-season games,
overtops Pennsylvania in scoring and
leads aH New England colleges with
198. It was Brown that gave Yale the
worst beating the blue has suffered in
recent years, 21 to 0.
The following is a summary of the
games won, lost and tied, and the
scores for and against the teams
known as the "big four" and several
New England college teams:
BAT NELSON IS
Owen Moran Grows Chesty
and May Not Accept
"Wolgast Js Terms.
San Francisco, Cal., Nov. 28. Owen
Moran, the British lightweight, who
knocked out Battling Nelson in the
11th round here Saturday afternoon,
A tignt feeling in the cnest accom
panied by a short, dry cough, indicates
an Inflamed condition in the lungs. To
relieve It buy the dollar size Ballard's
Horehound Syrup; you get with each
bottle a free Herrlck's Red Pepper
Porus Plaster for the chest. The Syrup
relaxes the tightness and the plaster
draws cut the inflammation. It is an
ideal combination for curing colds set
tled In the lungs. Sold by Scott White
& Co., 204 Mills, and Depot Pharmacy.
Big Four w.
Amherst 4 3 1
Bowdoin 6 1 2
Brown 7 2 1
Dartmouth 6 2 0
Holy Cross 3 4 1
Trinity 7 1 0
Tufts 1 7 1
Vermont 1 5 1
wesleyan 4 4 1 59 41
Williams l 3 3 32 72
Among the colleges In the jnlddle
states classed outside the big four the
navy heads the list with an unbroken
lino of victories, excepting a 0-0 tie
with Rutgers, and with not a single
point registered by an opposing team.
Summaries of the games won, lost, etc.,
,W. E. T.
Annapolis 7 0 1
Carlisle S 6 0
Colgate ' 4 2 1
Cornell 5 2 1
Georgeton 5 1 1
Haverf ord l 3 3
Lafayette 7 2 0
Eehlgh 2 5 1
New York University.. 2 4 1
West Point 6 1 0
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Evp. Apricots, very best,
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Dried Cherries, xl lb. pkgs.
Dried Raspberries, 1 lb. pkgs.
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Bleached Sultana Raisins,
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three QP and two
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8 bars for
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6 bars for
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Large pkg. Gold Dust
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Dr. Price's All Grain
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Cream of Wheat,
Rabton's Blue Cross Break
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Flour, 2 for
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Xevr Shelled Pecans,
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Fresh Oysters Every Day.
We Sell Home Dressed Poultry Only.
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JOHN GRIFFIN LOSES
Last Year's Favorite Loses
Principal Event at
It was an old favorite against a new
one in the Hidalgo handicap at Ter
razas park Saturday John Griffin, the
pet of the paddock during the pre
vious meeting, was called upon to
make a winning of this five furlong
event. But Follie Levy, a newepmer,
outgeneraled the old Griffin horse and
finished in front after Griffin had run
one of the gamest races of his career.
He got away for the pace and kept it
all the way, taking the lead into the
stretch by a length. There Levy took
command and nosed a victory away
from the. 1909 favorite, who was beat
en out of second position by Royal
Captive, who came on to close the gap.
Rice was astride the winner and pilot
ed his mount in behind the pacemaker
until the time came for the king row
The youngsters had their Inning in
the first race when the 2yearold
maidens were sent to the post for a
winning. Sigurd was the favorite and
responded to the clever handling of
jockey Murphy like a seasoned cam
paigner. Fred Essen offered the op
position and was bounding along in
firs place at the stretch, but tho
Brandt colt was ready for the move
and made it at the right time. Little
Friar was third by sufferance. The
second race was a hare and hounds
event, with little Molesworth on Bob
Lynch setting all the pace the favorites
wished. He was out in front all the
way and the race "was to the swift for
27 once. iiaaen nana remained niaaen
37 until the three-quarters pole, -when he
26 Kwent out for a flash of form, winning
22 112 second. Otile was third. It was
11 118 ! Sterlin against Uncle Ben in the third
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event, a 2yearold race for five and one
half furlongs. Sterlin allowed the
three others to set all the pace that
was needed in the early stages, going
up a- the half and putting another
winning over for jockey Molesworth.
Uncle Ben's race was a credit to his
barn and shows his merit. Mockler
was third because he was. third.
A lon shot winner took what little
money was offered in the fifth. This
was Hannis from the Henry stables.
Hannis came from bejiind and finished
byby a length In the lead over the fa
vorites, who quit when Hannis went
up top. Fred Mulholland and Dorante
settled the score they had held since
opening day when Fred put it over
the Brajndt horse by taking the long
distance Marathon. They were carry
ing equal weights and the race was a
horse and horse one until the stretch,
when Mulholland made his move to no
avail, Us the Dorante horse was out
and avay. Jeanne O'Arc was third,
there 'bjeing no other entries.
First race, five furlongs, purse.
maiden 2yearolds, value to first S225
Sigurd, 110 (Murphy), won; Fred Es
sen, 107 (Kennedy), second; Little
Friar ,110 (Kent), third. Time, 1:02 2-5.
Pit-a-Pat, Lady Tendi, Practitioner,
Second race, six furlongs, selling,
3yearolds and up, value to first S225
Bob Lynch, 106 (Molesworth), won;
Hidden. Hand, 112 (Rettig), second;
Otilo, 113 ((Warrington), third. Time,
1:14. Bonton, Barney Oldfield, Bardo
nla, Ed Holly, ran.
Third race, five and one-half fur
longs, purse, 2yearolds, value to first
5300 Sterlin, 118 (Molesworth), won;
Uncle Ben, 107 (Smith), second; Mock
ler, 119 (Ganz), third. Time, 1:09. Out
Fourth race, fivey furlongs, Hidalgo
selling stakes, 3yearolds and up, value
to first $900 Follie Levy 109 (Rice),
won; Roj-al Captive. 106 (Kennedy),
second; John Griffin, 119 (Warring
ton), third. Time, 1:00 3-5. Execute,
Clint Tucker, W. T. Overton, ran.
Fifth race, five and one-half fur
longs, selling, 3yearolds and up, value
to first $300 Hannis, 107 (Reynolds),
won; Gene Wood, 107 (Johnson), sec
ond; Lena Lech, 107 (Imes), third.
Time, 1:08 4-5. Sir Barry, Preen, T.
McGrath, Dr. Mack, He Knows, ran.
Sixth race, one mile, "selling, 3year
olds and up, value to first $300 Do
rante, 112 (Kennedy), won; Fred Mul
holland, 112 (Rettig), second; Jeanne
D'Arc, 107 (Warrington), third. Time,
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Chief Engineer Gruenfeldi
Again Breaks World's
Despite cold weather, high windSj
a rain storm and tire trouble, Emil
Gruenfeldt, chief engineer of the
Baker Motor Vehicle Company arivrag
a shaft-driven Baker electric Victoria,
broke all world's mileage records for
electric automobiles Wednescjay No
vember 9, when he drove 244.5 miles on
a single charge. The total running;
time for the trip was nineteen hours
and twenty mlntftes, giving an average
of 12.6S miles per hour. Charles G.
Stein'nauer, automobile editor of the
Cleveland Leader, was chosen observer,
and at no time was out of sight of the ;,;
test car. The odometer on Mr. Gruen
feldt's car was checked constantly by
another Instrument on the observer's
car. At the end of the run Mr. Gruen
feldt announced that the Edison forty
cell battery used In the test would be
capable of an even greater mileage
after further use. Althougn not
"green," the battery was still "too
new." He further 'stated that the
strenuous trip proved the high effi
ciency of the Edison battery and the
entire absence of friction in the shaft
driven Baker, and with; this car chal
lenged the world
Adverse Weatker CoBdiUeBs.
The run was etarted from, tae plant
of the Baker Motor Vehicle Company
at 7:30 a. m November 9, and the
route chosen was over the roads of
Cuyahoga county Just west of, and In
cluding the suburbs of Cleveland. Al
though Mr. Gruenfeldt was advised that
the TJ. S. weather bureau of Cleveland,
reported an official temperature of only
44 degrees Fahrenheit, and that the
wind was blowing at the rate of twenty
miles on liour, the intrepid engineer,
with a grim smile, "started the juice"
and beaded the car into the wind.
The run was continued, without a
single stop until S oclock In the even
ing, when a five-minute stop was mad
for lunch. Starting- the car again Mr.
Gruenfeldt continued until 2:55 Thurs
day morning, satisfied with the re
sults obtained. The oar was driven
back to the factory, a stop made while
the nignt watchman was routed out
and the car placed upon the floor un
der its own power.
Rain Siorra Breaks.
The first 100 miles was recorded ai
3 oclock in the afternoon when the cai
was easily doing fifteen miles per nous
in a strong side wind. Two nunared
miles was recorded at 11:20 oclock,
when a rainstorm, which had threat
ened all day, broke. At this time the
car had made 211.5 miles- at an average
speed of 13.2 miles per "hour. Tne last
44.5 miles were finished in the rain,
drenching Mr. Gruenfeldt ana rencer
ing the roads slippery and treacherous.
To make matters worse the rront tire
developed a slow puncture and gradu
ally flattened, reducing the mileage of
the car. This puncture was not re
paired until after the run was com
pleted. When the dash clock recorded 2:55
oclock, Thursday morning', and the
odometer recorded 244.4 miles, weatner
conditions became so disagreeanie utat
Mr. Gruenfeldt decided to drive the
car to the factory and enjoy a much
deserved rest. "For the third time the
Baker electric has broken the world's
mileage record.." stated Mr. Gruenreidt
when he had finished. "I am not only
satisfied with the efficiency of the Edi
son battery and the Baker frictlonless
construction, but am ready at any time
to drive against any electric automo
bile made, my opponent to cover tne
same course under the same conditions
and with the same equipment."
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