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J5T. PASO HERALD
Saturday, October 5, 1912 19
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BRITISH AUTO MAKERS
TO FIGHT AMERICANS
Combination and Protective Tariff Pro
posed to Shut Off the Competi
tion from America.
London, Ens.. Oct 5. Twenty lead
ing British motor manufacturers dis
cussed a campaign to oppose the Amer
ican Invasion at a luncheon given re
cently by Ralph D. Blumenfeld. editor
of the London Dally Express, which Is
promoting a movement against Ameri
The formation of a bJg British cor
poration or the combination of exist
ing companies and the establishment
of a protective tariff were the definite
plans proposed. Several of the manu
facturers made speeches in which they
all agreed that the British factories
and workmen should supply the home
market with low priced machines, many
thousands of which are now coming to
England from America.
While a majority of the manufactur
ers expressed confidence that the Brit
ish concerns had a firm grip on the
business in high class cars, they ad
mitted they could not, under present
conditions, compete with the United
States In marketing cars selling at
?1000 and ?1250.
A letter sent by the duke of West
minster, read at the luncheon, disclosed
the fact that the Imperial Preference
league Is raising a fund of $2,500,000
to be used in preparing propaganda in
favor of an Imperial tariff and an im
perial preference scheme, which would
leave some of the colonial market to
7000 burnetlzed posts for sale at
Lander Lumber Co.
Our running center chocolates, new,
delicious; SOc lb. Elite Confectionery.
821-322 Texas Street. Bell Phone J 379.
Automobile & Accessories
Jrk - JWJF-it
Q. 1ft ChristyAutomobile Co. Inc.
Aj Ji GEO. L. FISHER, Mgr.
Careful Attention Given All
Supp r Company
WHAT PLAYER WILL GET THE
CHALMERS CAR THIS YEAH 2
The Chalmers commission, composed
of a representative body of newspaper
men, is accomplishing a work not only
oi general interest, but also of real
service. For it devolves upon this com
mission, as everyone knows, to deter
mine annually who is the leading play
er in the National and American
This year the labors of the commis
sion will be made more difficult than
usual by the presence of several com
plications. The argument as to wheth
er or not a previous winner of the
commission's trophy should be rendered
ineligible on that account has been
happily settled in the negative. There
seems no reason why a player should
be debarred from further participation
in the chief honors of the baseball
world simply because he has already
at some previous time in his career
attain that honor, and the vote of
the Chalmers commission to consider
a candidate's availability solely upon
his record for the present season will
unquestionably embody the prevailing
sentiment of the community.
There are several other factors,
however, in the work of this commis
sion which cannot be so easily settled.
One of these factors is the proper rat
ing of pitchers. It Is fairly easy to
compare infielders with outfielders,
but it is hard, to say the least, to de
termine what rating should be given a
Walter Johnson has been largely re
sponsible for the wonderful showing of
the Washington club, as has Wood
that of the Boston Red Sox. How is
a judge to compare the value of John
son with Tv Cobb, for Instance, or
Wood with Tris Speaker? Happily we
are not called upon to decide this
question, and shall leave it most cheer
fully to the commission. Baseball
Magazine. October, 1912.
JAY F. KNOX AUTO CO.,
315-317 Texas St.
El Paso Auto Sales Co.
Office 713 H. Ochoa St
DEMONSTRATION BY APPOINTMENT
Ignition and Lighting
WISEMAN & ANDERSON.
AUTO SALES COMPANY
400 Texas Street Bell Phone 1838
PAUL LISS0, MANAGER.
Christy Automobile Co. Inc
GEO. L. FISHER, Mgr.
615 N. Campbell St.
CARS Hf STOCK CALL ON US FOR
Cars StoredWith Us.
7ALL2Y IMPLEMENT & VEHICLE CO.
504 San Francisco St
& Vehicle Co.
504 San Francisco St
Corner Myrtle and Kansas St
Automobiles, Trucks, Passenger Cars and
Supplies. Distributors for the South-
"vrest- NEFF-STILES CO.
400 Block, No. Santa Fe.
S. A. DONALDSON, Agt
Longwell's Garage. Demonstrations by
Appointment Phone 1.
Not Silent but "a sound so faint one
can scarcely distinguish it from silence."
American Motor Sales Co.
210 San Francisco St Phone 334
Essenkay Sales Co. of El Paso.
410 Texas St
406 San Francisco St. Phone 528
- We are electro-platers and do anything
in plating, gold, silver, nickel, brass and I
copper. Auto brass parts nickel-plated
our specialty. 811 San Ant Phone 1874. I
FOE THE MOTORIST
English AutomoMUst Discusses ceil of
Uniformity in Motor Vehicle
Regulations in America.
New York. N. Y., Oct. 5. With the
convening of the legislatures in many
states this fall, there is widespread
interest among automobile users as
to what new legislation affecting the
operation of motor vehicles upon the
public highways will be proposed and
It is the opinion of motorists as
well as state and municipal officials
that every effort should be made to
secure greater uniformity in automo
bile regulations, especially as concerns
the speed limits, so that tourists in
passing from one state to another
will not be met by the town fa.thi.-r3
on the village streets, holding thc-m
up with a red flag to derive .i source
of revenue. As a general ruU the
rank and file of automobilists upon
entering small communities drive cau
tiously, respecting the rights of pedes
trians and other users of the road,
carefully observing the local traffic
The Touring club of America has for
several years advocated uniformity in
the regulations governing the opera
tion of motor vehicles and the success
of its efforts has been reflected in the
enactment of many new state laws and
municipal ordinances whicn the rlu!
Lord Montagu, a well known British
authority on motoring affairs, i;ays:
"In the United States there is at least
one serious inconvenience to moiwr
ists which should be removed before
long. Every state (and there are 48
of them) makes its own laws under
which motor cars may run, issues its
own orders as to speed limits, and has
a different system of regulations. In
every state there is a speed limit, some
times the same as, and sometimes dif
fering from, its neighboring state.
Needless to add, everywhere in Amer
ica, as elsewhere all over the world,
these speed limits are habitually disre
garded because they cannot be en-,
forced. In New York, for instance,
eight miles an hour is the maximum
speed allowed in the public parks,
though motorcars seldom proceed at
less than 12. Other cities have differ
ent limits. In Washington there are
individual and special speed limits of
12 miles an hour in the streets, eight
miles an hour at crossings, and four
miles an hour at corners. These well
Intentioned regulations are, of course,
not obeyed, and cannot be universally
enforced, but the public know In a
general way that they exist and, human-like,
they are comforted."
TIRES SHOULD BE
WATCHED FOR RUST
"One of the things which should he
looked into by auto owners is the con
dition of the rims. It may seem like a
small thing-, yet rust will collect on
rims Tory quickly.
"Rust can always be detected by the
appearance of the beads of the envel
ope. "When the beads show a strongly
marked yellowish stain it is evident
that the tire has not been properly
cared for. This stain is nothing: els
than rust, which forms on the rims and
is deposited on the beads of the tire.
If it is allowed to remain it will de
stroy the tire, for it will slowly but
surely eat away the fabric Moreover,
the edges of the rusted rims will be
come more uneven every day.
Further, when a rim is rusted it la
impossible to maintain the close and
regular contact which should exist be
tween rim and bead. Water will soon
Who Will Bask In the Spotlight
Of the World's Championship?
If History Repeats Itself Some Bench Warmer Is Due to Land in the Hall of
Fame McGraw Keeps His Eye on the Red Sox.
By NORMAN M. WALKER-
BIG battles have always developed
great generals. World series
contests invariably give to the
baseball world a hero who It has not
known before. "Usually the "spot" cen
ters around the husky frame of some
fllnger who has covered himself with
glory In the annual championship con
tests. Coombs. Bender, King Cole,
"Three Finger" Brown and many more
first saw the dazzling light of fame
in the final series of the season. What
will be the harvest of 1912? Who will
come out of the seties covered with
perspiration and laurel wreaths? MatE
ewson has been tried under too many
fires to develop any phenomenal pitch
ing ability in the next week's series.
Marquard will go no better than he did
in his famous string of winnings. Joe
Wood, while due for big things, will
not exceed the speed limit of expecta
tions In the pitching department Some
unknown now making griddle cake
patterns on his back holding down the
bench will be called to go in, will get
away with his game and a new picture
will be added to the sky map of base
bay. Who this lucky individual will
be Is a matter of a running broad guess.
As a melting pot of pitchers, the world
series will begin to boil next Tuesday
and the refining process is sure to
bring out some pure pitching gold.
When It was flashed across the coun
try that James J. CoJ-bett was dying in
a Philadelphia hospital the sporting
world realized what a big figure this
former champion Is In the field of mus
cle. Oorbett as the heavyweight title
holder, was the cleanest and highest
bred Individual who ever wore the belt
barring Col. John L. Sullivan. Since
his famous St. Pat's day scrap with
Bob Fitzslmmjons, Corbett has been in
vaudeville and has been writing sport
letters for the big papers. Including The
Herald. His letters on current events
in the squared circle are crisp and
timely and he knows what he is talk
ing about, having been on the receiving
end of the same punches he writes
about as an expert. Corbett Is improv
ing from his serious operation and will
be back on the boards In a few weeks.
He is the best of the bunch in his class,
which has run to negroes and saloon
keepers of late.
Referring to the advent of a new
star with each world series. Red Ames
has received the vote of George Suggs,
former Tiger star -who is now out of
baseball. He picked Willltt as the best
of the Tiger hurlers to be used against
Pittsburg in 1909, and he still believes
that if more had been made of this
husky lad's benders the story would
have been different from the Detroit
end of the score board. Had Jennings
let George do it in this series he
(George) believes that Willitt would
have eaten the Pirates up with no con
diment needed. He Is now touting
Ames as the coming stellar artist and
he sajs that If McGraw sends Ames in
find its way into the tire to work its
After having been out in bad
weather, if the motorist is careful to
sponge tires and rims clean and then
wipe them dry, especially along th
beads, he will do much to prevent the
formation of rust It is possible, how
ever, that in spite of the exercise of
ever, uiu.i iu opue ui nc cxcav-.c v.
reasonable care the rim may suffer a
little damage during wet weather. In
any case it is advisable to examine the
rims closely irom time io uaie.
ENGLISH HAVE A
London, England, Oct. 5. English
motorists are becoming quite enthusi
astic over the "Get-You-Homo" badge
which was recently evolved by the
Royal Automobile club. This is a little
brass disk which may be carried on
the key ring, and bears the words:
"Urgent. Owner Requires Assistance
(as per form of request). Reasonable
Charges Guaranteed." The owner of
such a disk, on becoming stranded on
a country road, has but to send it to
the nearest repair shop to secure im
mediate attention and assistance. A
feature that will be appreciated is that
the presentation of the disk will place
thp sfirvlces of a towine car at the dis
posal of the 'motorist, with no charge I
Ynf nnv distfincA tin to ten miles. '
H. H. Briggs has bought a four pas
W. C. Shaw, of 603 North El Paso
street, has bought a new five passenger
Dr. B. F. Clutter has bought a Path
finder "30" roadster of the 1913 model
through Bob Spiegle, local agent for
the car. It Is a two passenger machine
and equipped with an electric self
Judge E. F. Higgins has a new
Chalmers "36." purchased from the J
F. Knox Auto company, xne macnine
seats four passengers.
Bob Spiegle. local agent for the Path
finder, left JS1 "aso jpnaay nignx. ior p.
trip to Alaomgordo. N. M,
P. H. Luckett, of 1001 Upson, has a re
built four passenger Chalmers which
he purchased this week from the J. F.
Knox Auto company.
Billy Adolph, one of the local repre
sentatives of the Studebaker machine,
has left for Arizona for a two months
R. H. Wingo has bought a fire pas
J. A. Delaney has a four passenger
"Wayne, which he received this week.
J. W. Stockard. of the Buick agency,
has returned from an auto trip to Ros
welL He made the trip there In a Buick.
and while there sold the machine to E.
J. Bates, of that place.
W. . Barbee's new Pathfinder car Is
now on the road and is due here next
week. The car is a four passenger ma
chine equipped with an electric self
J. M. Mayfield has bought a five pas
The Perry-Kirkpatrick Realty com
pany has sold automobiles to Dr. J. W.
Ketcherside and the "Western Wooden
ware company. Both bought five pas
against the Red Sox he win get away
on the right foot In the world series.
Marquard Is being given the rest cure
in anticipation of the series next week.
He was retired after his effort to ex
ceed the world record for game3 won
in a, row. Now he is trying to regain
the reserve nerve force which he lost
In his more or less useless effort to es
tablish a new freak record. Working
In the quiet of a gym.. Rube has been
keeping in trim without expending his
nervous energy and he will be shot into
the series where he Is most needed as
fresh as a masher and as frisky as a
pasture fed yearling.
They're hangin Mikey Donlin in the
mornin'. With no apologies to Danny
Deever or his pa. Mike is slated for
the slats. Fred Clarke has spoken and
he says that Michael must go to the
furthest end of the extension and jump
off. Mike is slow. Mike is also a dead
one. The Pittsburg oracle has spoken
and It Is back to "vaud-vell" for Mike.
Still a hitter, he is not speedy enough
to cash in on his native batting ability.
Clarke says. Mike reentered baseball
to boost his act on the continuous cir
cuit and rather than warm a bench ho
will warm the footlights. Mike was
one of the holy terrors of tho bush
when he broke into the game. He has
been expelled, suspended and swapped.
But he settled down when he married
petite Mabel Hit6 and has been as
steady as a clock since.
McGraw has been snooping around
the American circuit getting a line on
the playing of the Boston team and the
managing of Jake Stahl. McGrawvls
thorough in everything and he Is not
overlooking any wagers with the Bos
ton outfit. Ho visited Washington,
where the Boston team was playing,
and he has been gadding about the cir
cuit getting every kind of a line on
the opponents for the world series con
There is a figure who will not appear
in the final struggle, but who has had
everything to do with the baseball
game from the "White Way angle. He
is John T. Brush, owner of the Giants.
Brush Jjas been 111 for many years and
he is able to witness his own team
play only by running his auto out to
the foul line and sits in it while the
game Is in progress. Brush has been a
great figure in baseball from the finan
cial end and he will clean up a big
pile on the world series.
A bluffer against a college bred ath
lete. McGraw vs. Stahl. Which will
"DIXIE KID" LOSES IX PAIIIS.
Paris, France, Oct 5. Marlal Thomas,
the French welterweight, defeated the
"Dixie Kid," an American fighter, in a
15 round bout for a purse of $5000. The
decision was awarded on points. The
merlcan had the better of the earlier
rounds, but Thomas lasted welt
DAY OF GUAEANTEES
ON TIRES IS WANING
Prices Expected to Lead to
Change in Poller of the
In discussing the tire situation.
i -r , .. T . "r.rt- p.
Harry Lord of the Lord Motor Car
comDanv. the Keo and uanora
agents, states it as his ouinion that it
is enly a question of time when no
automobile tires will be guaranteed by
the local factories.
"There has been a condition in tha
tire trade for a number of years,"
says Mr. Lord, "that arose from the
earliest days, when anything pertain
ing to an automobile was looked upon
with suspicion and had to carry some,
sort of guarantee, and the various tire
manufacturers, in arder to overcome
this prejudice and to attract favorable
notice, started to guarantee their pro
duct in one way or another, finally
settling upon a basis of mileage.
When they found that tires did not
always run the limit they were called
upon to spend great sums in making
good to their trade and it was neces
sary to increase the price of the tire
to such an extent thi these replaca
(ments and adjustments would be off
ret by the ordinal porfit.
Now it has reached the point that,
when a motorist becomes dissatisfied
with the particular tires with which
his car is equipped, he is practically
compelled to use them cr suffer a con
siderable loss that is to say, in case
of a blowout within the guaranteed
mileage, he finds the tire that would
cost him, say, $35, he could "feplaee
by a new one of the same make for
520 or $25, owing to the friendly ad
justment of the manufacturer. As a
matter of fact, were tires priced -n
a basis of fair profit, without any
guarantee whatever. It would place tbo
makers of tires on a competitive basis,
and, no matter what tire a man might
get with his machine, if it did not
give satisfaction he would be at lib
erty to try some other make and work
around until he found something that
suited his road conditions and his
ways of driving, for it is a fact that
all tires are not always good under
?l "res are
( all conditions.
7 INDIANAPOLIS RACES
FOR MAY 30 NEXT
Indianapolis, Ind.. Oct 5. Chas. W.
Sedwick, director of events at the In
dianapolis Motor speedway, announces
that the regular annual 500 mile race
will be staged at the Hoosier course.
Friday, May 30.
Changes have been made in the rules
COULON IS DUE FOR ACID TEST
WHEN HE MEETS "KID" WILLIAMS
New York, N. T.,Oct. 5. In the opin-bad
ion of local students of boxing, Johnny
Coulon will be put to the acid test
J when he meets "Kid" Williams one
week from next Friday at Madison
Square garden. The experts contend
that the latest aspirant for Coulon's
title is one of the greatest little fight
ing machines since the days of Terry
The "Kid" is what might be called a
natural born fighter. He has the pure
and undaulterated spirit of the success
ful scrapper. He fights not only for
the coin but for the love of the game.
From the tap of the bell It is a case of
business with Williams. He never
loafs and up to date no one has suc
ceeded in even slowing him up. His
opponent must either fight or run, for
the "Kid" goes at full speed aU the
We all lmow of what sturdy stuff
champion Johnny is made, but it is
doubtful if he has ever before been
called to face such a tough little prop
osition as the Baltimore youngster.
With the stamina and physique to
back up his ambition to win the cham
pionship Willams promises to give Cou
lon the battle of his career. He has
met and defeated all the bantams of the
east who were not afraid of him and
has removed the last obstacle between
him and the right to battle for the title.
It promises to be the greatest ban
tamweight struggle staged in New
York since Horton law days when Ter
ry McGovern and Harry Forbes and
other boys of class were wont to meet
in 20 round arguments. As a general
thing I am not particularly strong for
the little fellows, but Williams has
sort of livened things up In the ban
tamweight division and I figure on be
ing among those present when he
tackles the champion.
When the boxing commissioners set
Leach Cross, the local lightweight
down for 60 days for foul fighting in
stead of letting him off with a small
fine, they earned tho thanks of ajl fair
minded lovers of the sport Had they
made It six months It would not have
been any more than he deserved. Cross
is one of the dirtiest fighters I have
ever seen and as such is a menace to
France Is to be invaded by" a small
army of American boxers looking for
glory and coin. Billy Papke plans to
spend the fall and winter months in
France and isjiow on his way to Paris,
where ho boxes Georges Carpentier 20
rounds the latter part of this monUi.
Billy Is accompanied by Al Lippe. his
manager, and a stable of boxers of
more or less renown.
Papke is optimistic concerning his
chances to defeat Carpentier and ex
pects to clean up a nice piece of money
If he can get a few bets down. Despite
his setback at the hands of Frank
Klaus, the youthful Carpentier Is still
the idol of French sports and Billy will
no doubt be accommodated If specula
Judging from his stubbornly contest
ed battle with Klaus, which lasted 19
rounds, Carpentier stands an excellent
chance of defeating Papke. Klaus Is
one of the best of the present crop of
mlddlewelghts and the French cham
pion was by no means disgraced even
though beaten. Georges is yet a mere
boy and Improving all the time, while
the Kewanee man has seen his best
days as a Queensbury expert
Did you ever feel like committing
manslaughter at a boxing match? I
have felt that way a number of times.
The way some of the present day "sec
onds" look after their charges Is
enough to make a fellow feel like doing
something desperate. Few Indeed un-
understand the first principles of han-
Idling boxers during a contest Between J
governing this event
A maximum piston displacement of
450 cubic inches will be imposed as
against 600 cubic Inches last year, and
the minimum weight will be reduced to
The entries will be opened Jan. 1,
1913, and closed May 1.
The field will be restricted to 30
To qualify a car must make, in the
elimination trials, a minimum speed
of 75 miles per hour for one lap of
The order of start will be determined
by paragraph No. 122 of the A. A. A.
contest rules, which provides that the
order of start shall be decided by lot
at least three days prior to the race,
and that drawings shall take place in
the order of entry. When two or
more cars of the same make fall to
gether in the drawing, one of more of
them shall be moved, down one place
until separated by another make of
WHY THE RIGHT
REAR TIRES WEAR
"A great many rear right tires haTe
a tendency to wear more than other
tires on an automobile. The reason
for this may be that the wheels are
out of line," says a local tire man.
"An axle may have been sprung by
skidding or otherwise, throwing tha
rear construction out of ine, land caus
ing the tire of this particular wheel
in revolving to slide more or less.
"In a side chain drive it is possible
that in taking up on the slack of the
chains it may draw the rear axle out
of parallelism with the countershaft
This is a frequent mistake made by
many autcmobillsts endeavoring to ob
tain an equal chain adjustment dis
regarding the alignment of the work
ing parts. One chain will often wear
more than another, and consequently
the slack in one will be greater than
that in the other.
"In adjusting, however, the rear axle
must be kept parallel to the counter
shaft, irrespective of one chain being
more loose than the other. If this is
not done the rear wheels will be con
stantly traveling at an angle to the
direction of the automobile, and the
tires be forced to slide accordingly..
Uuequal brake adjustment, permitting
the brakes to lock one wheel and not
the other, will cause the rear right
wheel to slide and produce excessive
Read Herald Want Ads every day.
Always just what you are looking for.
Hot drinks. Elite Confectionery.
to Be Greatest Struggle Since Days of Terry
Stands Chance of Defeating Papke New
Hope" Discovers Himself.
advice bellowed, from the corner
and the still worse methods of adminis
tering to his needs during the minute
of rest it must be a clever fighter in
deed who can hope to escape a beating,
livery now and again at the local clubs
I see cases where crazy instructions
yelled by leather lunged "managers
turn victory into defeat. It seems to
me that the boxing commission ought
to put wouldbe seconds through some
sort of an examination before allowing
them to officiate. At any rate if only
out of consideration for the people who
pay to get in they should muzzle the
If nothing occurs to prevent It Eddie
McGoorty and Mike Gibbons will box 10
rounds at the garden on Nov. 7. The
match has been clinched and McGoorty
is to make the middleweight limit of
158 at ringside. Before the articles
were signed-Gibbons held out for $SO0O,
while the Oshkosh bird was more mod
est and demanded only $6000 for his
30 minutes' work. They finally agreed
to accept a percentage of the receipts,
but just how the money Is to be cut
up was not made public.
Gibbons has long threatened to enter
the race for the middleweight cham
pionship and in agreeing to take on
McGoorty shows that he belie-aes in
tackling the hard game first For a
decisive "win" from Eddie would mean
that Mike would be recognized as
champion and could dictate terms
thereafter should Frank Klaus or any
other ambitious middleweight dispute
his claim to the title.
This will be the most Important
match made in New York In many a
day. The men are without doubt two
of the greatest boxers of their weight
In the world. Gibbons is admitted to
be the most scientific man in the di
vision, while McGoorty Is hardly less
clever and has the advantage of weight
and hitting ability. Mac has been hit
ting at a .500 gait in his last half dozen
starts. As stated In this column re
cently. I think the men well matched,
al things considered. I will have more
to say on the subject .as the day set
for the bout approaches.
This must be the open season for let
ter writers. My mall has included
more letters of the "bug" variety re
cently than at any time since the "white
hope" epidemic that followed the bat
tle of Reno. I follow with a fair sam
ple of the sort of correspondence that
has drifted my way of late:
"Dear Jim I do not know you very
Athletics Win From the Red Sox
AMERICAN LEAGUE. NATIONAL LEAGUE.
Won. Lost Pet Won. Lost Pet.
Boston 104 47 .689 New York 12 4S .680
Washington 91 68 .683 Pittsburg 98 5S .613
Philadelphia 90 61 .596 Chieago 98 69 .604
Chicago 75 77 .493 Cincinnati 74 77 .490
Cleveland ....x 74 77 49 Philadelphia 73 78 .483
Detroit 69 82 .457 St Louis St 88 .417
St. Louis 52 9S .347 Brooklyn 5S 94 -3S3
New York 50 191 .331 Boston 51 101 .336
At New York R. H. E.
New York 2 5 3
Washington 4 10 2
Batteries: New York, Groom and Wil
liams; Washington; Ford and Sweeney.
At Philadelphia R. H. E.
Boston. 3 8 4
Philadelphia 4 7 2
Batteries: Boston, Collins andCarri
gan, Thomas; Philadelphia, Houck and
At Detroit RHE.
Chicago 7 14 0
Detroit 2 7 4
Batteries: Chicago, Walsh and Sulli-
an, Detroit, Bochler and Onslow
If Some Solution of the Problem Is ot
Reached, Gasoline Trice Mny Soar
Up to the Sky-
Automobile men. owners of motor
drays and delivery vehicles, taxicab
men and motorcyclists all over the
country are protesting against the
manner in which tho price of gasoline
has been soaring for some uionths past,
and they are wondering taken it i3 go
ing to settle down.
Cheer up, brothers: jforse is yet to
r. G. Sehofield, president of the
Standard Oil company of California,
stated there is a lack of raw material
to supply the demand for gasoline. He
says his company is obliged to buy
gasoline in the east and pay freight
on -it to the west to supply the demand,
as a large portion of Texas and Cali
fornia petroleum is unsuitable for the
production of gasoline.
The rapid elimination of the horse
during the last three years Is given by
him as the cause of the overwhelming
increase in the demand for the explos
ive fluid. He painted a gloomy picture
of the time near at hand when the
manufacturers must cease turning out
automobiles and other motor vehicl s
because of the impossibility of sup
plying sufficient gasoline to operate
Mr. Sehofield threw out a ray of hope
in the suggestion that distillate may
supplant gasoline in motor vehieles, or
at least may take off the burden.
Should distillate machines be put on
the, market as a propulsive power, the
demand will shift to the producers of
It is one of the beautiful compensa
tions of Nature that when one material
necessary for the use of man is ex
hausted another is found in unlimited,
quantity to take its place. So there is
hope for the producer of low gra-ia
crude oil in California.
Mr. Sehofield said: "Prices of gaso
line will continue to soar until the al
titudinous flights of airships will ha-, e
been surpassed, if the present increas
ing demand for gasoline continues to
grow as it has done for the past two
"The reason for the high price is very
simple and obvious." he said, "and re
solves itself into this proposition the
demand for gasoline has long ago ou'
stripped the supply."
President Sehofield added that east
ern automobile manufacturers and en
gineers wero studying the subject now.
and that an internal combustion engine
using distillate, having been proved a
success, might be the key to open the
door to relief.
By James J. Corbett
Ex-Heavyweight Champion of
welt no not at all excepting through
your reputation as a champion fighter
which I must say you were champion
before I was old enough to know you.
I am very ashamed to write you to help
me be a champion fighter like you. I
am very strong, 20 years old and have
never been whipped in a fight any time
at alL I measure six foot two inches,
and have big biceps weighing 213
pounds undressed. I can whip Johnson
and Kilbane and any other fighters be
cause I have never drank and smoked
never. Will go to New York -when you
want me to fight somebody. If you
can't send for me will you get me a
job on the stage you are in the theater
when you are not fighting. Put private
on the leter because somebody elsa
Will read it and send me a telegraph
dispatch if all right"
I dislike to reveal the name and ad
dress of the young man with the "big
biceps weighing 213 pounds un
dressed." but If anyone who reads this
wants to grab this marvel I would feel
it my duty to do so.
Al Kaufman is to have another fling
at the game. I thought the big fellow
had retired, but I note where he has
been matched with Luther McCarty for
20 rounds in San Francisco sometime
next week. Very likely Al figures that
if by any chance he could land that
blacksmith wallop on Luther's chin his
services would be in demand again, and
that it's worth trying for. But why
does McCarty drift out there when the
game is so plentiful in the east? It Is
a cinch he will get no more money for
20 rounds In Frisco than for 10 right
here in Gotham. There are a number
of white heavies waiting for the word
here, among them Gunboat Smith, Jim
Stewart and Jim Savage, not to men
tion our leading hope, Al Palzer. Also
Bombardier Wells cables that he will
be with us again within a we,ek or two.
Joe Jeannette has not been seen In
public since his miserable showing in
the Tony Ross bout which to say the
least was hardly up to the exhibition
that might be expected from a second
rater. Jeannette is a sensible negro
and realizing that his work has been
poor in recent matches wisely decided
to rest up. There is now some talk of
his going to England to fatten up at
the expense of the heavyweight ma
terial over there, but I fall to see what
he can gain by1 the trip. Hugh Mcin
tosh would like to get Joe for Australia
if he fails In the attempt to woo Jack
Johnson back to the game.
St. Louis at Chicago.
Pittsburg at CIncInnatL
At Brooklyn R.H.E.
New York 3 7 0
Brooklyn S 13 0
Batteries: New York, Marquard.
Wlltse, Ames and Hartley: Brooklyn.
Curtis and Miliar.
At Boston R.H.E.
Boston .....14 15 2
Philadelphia 2 9 2
Batteries: Boston. Hess and Rarlden:
Philadelphia, Marshall. Finneran and