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4 0 Saturday, January
Quarter Of A
Indianapolis Race Biggest
In the List Of Offerings
Grand Total of Prizes That Are Certain to Be Awarded
During the Year 1914 Is $197,700, With Many More
to Be Added During the Yean Indianapolis Con
test Big One of Year For All America.
TWO hiMdrea thousand dollars, of which Indianapolis alone ? ""J)
one-fourth, is to he hung up for auto racmg netf year m the : United
States, on a conservatire basis. The purses, in the order of their impor
tance are affolkm.: Indianapolis, $50,000; Seattle $30,000; Siob : City, $2 ,000
Vanderbilt and grand prise $16,000; Los Angeles-Sacramento, $14,300, Corona,
JnoSrmaf $100; Santa Monica and Elgin, $10,000 each; Los Angeles
PhS, $9500; El PaWPhoenbc, $6400 and probably mere, and Galveston, $500a
Itegnrttotal is $197,700. Together with minor events such as the San D.ego
road McTand dirt track meets, the figure of $200,000 will easily be reached.
ItTmore than possible that in addition to these, there will be a race from
Dallas and San Antonio to Til Paso next fall, just prior to the El Paso-Phoenuc
raw The pUn if to have these cats arrive here before the Phoenix race is run so
that they can also enter the Phoenix race from here if the dnvers wish. This
race is expected to oner ai least iu.
.. Te -". -! !S? 7!
that will bring tne total in puses up u "". " i
f0t rrep'ftSon of the' individual amounts involved shows that the wesl , on
the whole, will have the bulge on the east next year. But for the . napohs
track, th? situation would be rather uncomfortable, as the Sioux City, Elgin and
Grtverton events, the only ones this side of the Rockies of real importance save
tte 500 mfle race, total together only $40,000. The Hooker pnrse raises this sum
to $90,000, and with rich accessory prizes boosts it $20,000 more, or to $110,000
Against this the west has $107,700 to offer in straight purses, giving it a slight
advantage, at least financially. , , ,
In prertibe, of course, there can be no comparison between eastern and western
contests in thTeyes of the sporting world. The Indianapolis sweepstakes are con
MeVri inVdMS by themselVes, ranking with the Grand Prix de France and other
rternational events. The Elgin ljkewise can fairly claim supremacy, having now
fXleur consecutive years been staled successfully on its own course But for the
tumultuous vicissitudes of the Vanderbilt and grand prize, capped by their lapse
E ZZ, no contests would rank their superior; as matters stan however,
ftey are shy much prestige. Santa Monica, on the whole, promises to be the most
woular west coast classic next season.
A ailtinctly healthy tendency is expected to manifest itself under present con
ditions through thHntry of more manufacturers into the game thanhave indulged
anions lDuK" " eannoftn in ri monev. guaranteed by reputable
for some lime m use ibu . .ww,WWw - x .,, , r- - .
Promoters, to reimburse them, and the unlimited publicity that promises a news-.
promoters, to ia . 71,.ra Twari, it thoueht likely that more firms, ,
IT dVom?sand fiTeifrace in iheWted States than ever befor. In the
consensus of the public, the opportunity was never more npe for a killing. Two
hundred thousand is thought enough to set almost anyone in motion.
The Artesia-El Paso Auto Road;
Called Best In the Southwest
THE Ideal auto run In the south
west is from Artesia to El Paso,
via the All the Year Round route
out through Hope and the gap in the
hills between the Guadalupe and Sac
ramento ranges. There are other ways
of reaching El "Paso by auto, but none
so good as this. Water is plentiful
a'ong the line and the going is of the
best. It is 170 miles on this run, but
it can be easilj made in 10 to 12 hours
ii. a medium power car, and records
.umofet unbelievable for cross country
i unning can be made with the big, pow
. i ful machines now being used for
Aitesia is situated in the land of the
automobile. The run to Roswell up the
beautiful valley of the Pecos, is one
f the finest short runs in the country.
The run to Carlsbad, while it does not
pass through so much beautiful coun
try is especially interesting because
the load lies along the reservoirs of
the Carlsbad reclamation service, one of
thesi-, tne settling reservoir. Lake Mc
M ll. n. being the largest artificial lake
in th United States. Eastward it is
.ts to reach Lovington and the great
plains country by a few hours' run, and
westward El Paso and a delightful trip
on level road with mountain scenery al
ways in sight and hunting plentiful, if
side trips of only a few miles can be
taken. The country is one -of never
ending wonders and there are no tire
some hours on the run from Artesia to
The Road to KI Patio.
This road is naturally adapted to
auto travel. Runs were made across it
in good time long before the thought
of building a good road entered the
heads of Artesia people, but last Feb
ruarv a party consisting of N. L. John
son, W. L. Whitaker. Dr. Homer Pow
ers, W. P. Rilev and Hilory White, of
Hope, and Gayle Talbot, sr., Gayle Tal
bot, Jr., and Frank Newkirk. of Arte
sia. made the trip in two cars, taking
plenty of time to get the road straight
and located where it should be. Three
r four months later another party
went out to correct minor details in
the rou,te, and finally workmen were
sent to put the entire road in first class
londition. After the grading was .fin
ished the road was "signboarded" at
all points where the least doubt might
exist in the mind of a traveler, and it is
now- almost impossible to get off the
direct line, either going or coming.
Fixing the Road.
Walter M. Daugherty, of Artesia.
has spent considerable time and
money in boosting for this road, and it
is mainly due to the efforts of Mr.
Daugherty and Gayle Talbot, road com
missioner at Artesia, and Dr. Homer
Powers and N. L. Johnson, of Hope,
that this line was graded and put into
operation. Others have contributed
liberally towards the funds and have
News of the Motorcycle World
T certainly looks as if a motor
cyclist always has a good time,
says Elbert Hubbard, "because
he carries a good time with him. Fra
Kibertus is himself an enthusiastic mo
torcyclist, and when he recently filled
an engagement at a Cleveland, O., the
ater, member of the Cleveland Motor
ccle club turned out 200 strong in his
honor. The cyclists all appeared in
their neat khaki riding costumes.
"It's great," says H. O. Beebe, of
Springfield, Mass., when asked how he
liked his motorcycle. Beebe is a trap
per, and all winter long he has been
in the habit of tramping up and down
the river, gathering in his traps and
;esettlng them. But this winter he
i ides a motorcycle.
A military Innovation In India Is a
d tachment of motorcyclists which has
i ecently been added to the second
piesidency volunteer rifle battalion.
Tilth headquarters at Calcutta. Thirty
five men mounted on motorcycles, and
four motor cars, make up the detach
ment. The motorcycle has entered a new
field in Kansas that of hunting down
grasshoppers, chinch bugs and Hessian
flies. Heretofore members of the en
tomological department of the Uni
versity of Kansas have had to depend
on trains to carry them about the
state in their campaign against these
destructive insects. But the state has
now purchased motorcycles for the use
of this department.
An order for 15 motorcycles to be
shipped to South Africa, has just been
received by an American manufac
turer. Jack Mitchell, a lad of 14 years, liv
ing at Petersburg, Fla., recently rode
his motorcycle 18 miles through some
3, 191 4
F.. ;,,-;,, ,p vear i
devoted their time to the work, but It
seems to us that nothing would have
been accomplished if it had notbeen
for the efforts of these four men. Au
tolsts who make use of this splendid
road on local trips or on trans-continental
tours, should be grateful to the
people who made their pleasure pos
sible. Getting Supplies.
The road meets a line at Lovihgton.
59 miles east of Artesia, and the run
ning is good into the Pecos valley. The
Pecos river is crossed on the new steel
bridge east of Artesia, about five miles
from town. From Artesia to Hope, the
next stop, is 21 miles over good country
roads. This line to Hope is one of the
most used in New Mexico, and Is al
ways kept In splendid condition. All
the travel to the Sacramento hills goes
out over this line, and the United States
mail makes one trip each way daily in
A ijAn t,a hnlalc machine RhnnR
i and gasoline and all supplies can be
puronasea mere. ine ac ". n.t,
place 10 miles on at the White ranch,
and from there on to El Paso water
may be found every few miles. The
scenery is magnificent The car speeds
along a level track surrounded on all
sides by mountains, and goes through
Russell's gap, between the Guadalupe
and Sacramento hills. In the Hueco
mountains is found some of the finest
scenery in the southwest; It Is all
straight up and down, but the roads
have been built through these lava
hills so that any speed a car is capable
of making may be maintained through
this short range of mountains. The
road runs for miles along the western
side of the Cornudas mountains, an
other loftv range of hills. It dips out
of the Hueco mountains across the
flats into El Paso, past Ft Bliss. EI
Paso itself lies under the shadow of
Short Distance: Roads Good.
The great advantages of this line
from the Pecos valley to El Paso are
4ts short distances, its level grades and
uniformly good roads, its water supply,
and the fact that it Is open to travel
every week In the year. The distance
from Artesia to El Paso over thteline
is 170 miles. Other lines run 225 miles
or inore. The grades are level and the
road bed easily kept up. And the roads
are always In good condition. On no
other auto road in the southwest Is
water so evenly distributed over so
long a run. And water is a very neces
sarv thing to automobiles. Since the
firs't lun was made to HI Paso by au
tomobile the road has never been closed
on account of winter weather. That
first run was probably about five years
ago, although it is hard to locate the
first machine which made the run. The
lower altitude of thic road as compared
with many others, removes the disad
vantages of snow and bad roads
which so often spoils an auto trip in
of the deepest sand of the state. He
says he had no difficulty in operating
George K. Vanderbilt has Just pur
chased two motorcycles for use on his
Asheville, N. C, estate. '
Joe Esler, of New York city is plan
ning to tour Japan, China and the Phil
ippines on his motorcycle next year.
In 1911 Mr. Esler traveled alt over Bu"
rcpe on hip motorcycle, visiting 11
countries. . il during this summer he
rode from N. f York to Denver.
About 65 members of the motorcycle
clubs of Detroit and Flint, Mich., par
ticipated in the recent 400 mile endur
ance run from Detroit to Bay City
A bowling tournament Is to be one
o' the features of the . winter enter
tainments of the New Britain Motor
cycle club. New Britain, Conn.
Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Snodgrass of
Los Angeles, Cal., have just completed
a 7400 mile motorcycle trip.
Thoi'gh he weighs 300 pounds, Geo.
R. McFarland, of Crawfordsville, Jnd.,
rides a motorcycle practically eyery
day. And he says the two wheeler has
neter failed to take him anywhere he
wantd to go.
James Shaffer and Miss Iva Hughes
of Shelby, O., were recently married
in Tiro, O. They rode to their wedding
on a tandem motorcycle.
Another rural mail carrier to prove
that the motorcycle is the most satis
factory means of covering his route
is John Guthrie ofjtima, O.
The La Mode Beauty Shop has re
moved to the second floor of The Her
ald building. Phone 1332. Advertlser
EL PASO HERALD
ion In Auto Race
History of the Motor-Car
From Seventeenth Century
A Motor Car Propelled byTt -scared x drive
Hra-nffR iUU XCars ASrO:
Steam Car in 174S.
BY WALTER II. AYHITESIDE.
HE motor cm 'J DUt a
vfoion In the Ktn century and l
was rears later before this
vision began to be realized and the in
dustry as It stands today is practically
all the development of the last quarter
of a eentury, ...
So swift has been the growth of the
.. i.n ijifDtrv and so iftmmnn ha
auiuiiiuuue iuu"..v -- -" "
become the car, that one Is inclined to -I
forget what .wonderrui strides have .
been made along the lines of horseless '
..i.ii n4iat nflrL in thiR -utaiih'o I
iTTMt indnstnr. the mechanical and '
business mnda have played in the steps
of development It hardly seems pos
sible that the first automobile factory
In the United States was started 22
.n.rtholpQS tVlia W9 CI tan
" r- - i ;'. i..E j t i. .
years agu. iievc' - -- - -i-
In 1892 the first American factory was
In 1892 the first American iaciory was
established by J. Fl.1-76 at
Springfield. Mass, and in that and the
succeeding year produced la motor
cars. Since that time motor ear busi
ness has forgod aneaa Dy leaps and
bounds until today there are over 500
factories with an estimated yearly out
put bf 350,000 cars. This certainly is a
fulfillment of the prophecies of Roger
Bacon, made in the 13th century, that
steamships, horseless carriages and
flying machines would soon be com
mon. Flrt Experiment.
The first experiments with horseless
carriages that met with any degree of
success, were made In the 17th century.
Johann Haustach pf Nuremberg con
structed a carriage propelled by springs
a this early date. There Was no steer
tH A-,tnn otto)tMl tn the mechanism.
but the car woulB travel in a straight
line when wound up.
During the same period, vehicles, to
which were attached sails, were use
In Holland. These would run only on
level ground. In 1916 another spring
drlvPTi cnrrlaee termed in the patent
tnr as a. "cart without horses." was !
patented in England, and in 1644 a
French patent was issued to one Jean
Theson on a four-wheel carriage pro
pelled by foot-power, on the same prin
ciple as wa3 ltervused on the bicycle.
In 1748 a carriage, propelled by
clockwork, was exhibited before Louis
XV of irance.
, - Steam as Motive Power.
Several others experimented along
the spring drive line up to the year
I860, but with little success. It had
been discovered that steam could be
used as a motive power and clock work
devices were discarded In favor of the
new found power.
Steam was first used in a road car-.i-oo
in Uvin rhino In the vear 1630.
History creaits .trainer vermrai, n. uno
iT:nt.ir MAHito bVTitaii uarniPST h. vtiim .
Senary, "with achTeVin'g this feat. This
was followed in 1680 by Sir Isaac
Newton s steam carriage.
Various experiments followed New
ton's carriage, but as a peculiar coin
cidence, development was carried on In
France. In 1769 Nicholas Cugnot
backed by the French government (and
here it may be said that the French
government never failed to furnish
capital for the advancement of a
meritorious invention,) constructed a
steam gun carriage.
This was) a inree-wneei cuninim.e
eouJpped with a two-cylinder engine
that -carried two and one-half tons and
traveled three miles per hour. The
French revolution put a stop to further
development along this line.
, In 1784. James Watt patented an In
vention for driving carriages by steam
but did nothing toward building or ex
perimenting. Just prior to this in 1781. William
burdock, a pupil of Watt had built a
aanm nalotr anri It 1f SlinnOSed ttl6
patent was tasen out on una remuc
itent was taken out on this vehicle
In 1787. Oliver Evans, of Maryland.
Invented a steam road wagon and
Nathaniel Reed. In 179U, at recousic, j
TJacc pnnstriictea a commnea roau
.nnv. nn.4 lui.f rtQrInjIlKr fill ll I S PYTtPri-
mental work on the banks ot the Con
necticut 'Evans and Reed were the
first ones to really build steam car
riages in this country that wwuld suc
cessfully propel themselves.under their
own power, news wgn vu,
doubt developed from an endeavor to
successfully navigate the Connecticut
and. since a power was devised that
would operate paddle wheels the at
tempt was made to harness them to the
road wheels of the ordinary wagon
Although these early experiments
' were not carriea on in me nean ui
! Springfield, the desire to have trans
portation iacnities win uu iw a;i
and land, no doubt gave Reed and his
associates the strong Incentive to per
fect a comoinea wagon anu uusu
iThe CrnnKsnait unve.
The first team carriage In which the
jjjjpp Prompt Baggage IHfBl
The Hotel Taxicab and Baggage Co.
has taken over the Pomeroy Transfer Company's
contracts and are now prepared to -render you the best
baggage transfer service in El Paso. .
No concern in the city is better prepared to give you
quick and courteous service.
. Our auto baggage trucks' call .for and deliver baggage
anywhere in El Paso or 'suburbs.
PHONE 877 644 OR 651
vithicK m nBanj "'
In 1S22. Sir Goldsworthy Gurney be-
gan wonting uyu oa.-. . ;
carriages and In 1831 a Gurney carriage I
route was established between Chelten-
ham and Gloucester. England. This i
o-on wnrk n? unon six-wneei susuu
of running 12
miles an hour. After
tirvo vio sprvice was discontinued be
cause of public opposition.
,UOV. u. jjv!..- " r K ,, . t
1100 it i iiiiiiiii' iiiimiaiLiuu. i
While Gurney was working on m .
a steam omnibus line in 1822. His was
the first chain transmission vehicle in
vented. Five of these carriages were
carriage wauci jait.in co... j
,.,, nmnlhnq line In 1822. His was i
run between Paddlngton ana oiranuiu
in 1836. In 12 weeks 12,760 passengers
were carried. This line was pracucany
forced out of business by the English
MAnA..Ant in thnt vpar a toll law
vn niLsaed with taxes so high none
" : iz . -nnnM..nA nr
,j Ar. rt ,, nam Kwflnse OI
COU1U H.11.UH1 ... .- 4.1,-
this law further development of the
horseless carriage was prohibited and
very little along this line was done un-
.,i ft.. ! nf tk lgw.ln 1846.
Ill UJC icccii ". - ,: i. that
Turning to Jb'rance tne counirv lii..
is making he aeroplane -the traveling
car of the future, we find in 1878, a
Slcalll tdliiD "s ....... j
Bollee of llans, France, and two years
later he constructed "La Nouvelle
This car was run a distance of 74
miles In 90 hours, as late as 1895
First "Gas" Cars.
t .too. i.n AMt o.Qiilne pnirlnes
were' used on road vehicles. These were i
the invention ol (Jan uenz ; ami ""T
Daimler, of Germany. In 1889 the two
cylinder engine was Invented by Daim
ler, and Messrs. Panhard and Levassor,
of Paris, Immediately acquired the
patents and built around the engine the
first real gasoline motor ear. '
The Panhard car was quickly fol
lowed by the Renault Freres and the
Bens. Then factories began springing
up In France. German?, England and
the United States, an6 so successful
were the gasoline motors that in is
and 1895 the power machines were pro
claimed a success.
WINS $1000 PR1
pemK?J'eS fiSBaTS? "
Mileaso at Small Cost.
Every year the Wlnton Motor Car com
PW dntriboteo $SM lrf -cash flz
the 20 Winton "rtx" chtteurs who make
the best records In high mileage and low
rerherT e awarded vy 3 ,25
tlngilshed JudBM. who meet in develand
and carefully weigh the evidence, wWch
consists of dally mlleBe reports. monUriy
mileage and repair expense reports $
by both the car owner and his chauffner.
and sworn affidavits covering the seasons
travel and .repair bUIs.
travel ana repair hub. .t
First and second prises this yc5.rn
to Massachusetts men. John L. Dondero
of Boston, won JIMO for drlMlug : 27 .542
,u..JV?Kft....". T.:",. to iji emnlov-
mil" wiuiuui ickMUA j.i--"' - --r r
jr. SJJPHrSSiSi.- lE &
nethout repair expense to his em-
I miles without repair expense to his em
Player, j. a. ahiw. , . ..
In the six years covered by these con
tests. 0 money winning chaiiaenrs have
driven wlnton "atx" cars LS2S SS miUs
on total repair expense of S33S.71. IMS
mileage is equal to 5S times the distance
" i .,- .1. ... .1... Aiiiatnv Til Vr-
ge repair expense all told is 2.l cents pe 1
HIS TEXAS WORK
The recent disastrous floods Jn Texas
have forced A. L. Westgard. vice presi
dent or the National Highways associa
tion and director of the department of
transcontinental highways, to abandon
for the season the field work that he
has been doing for the association
since the beginning of June. He has
returned to New York by rail from
He jvas engaged in mapping routes. In
n 4 ...iKtlnulne nno. -ft-nm TVlTll-
i x CJkita III u." wv ----
dad. Colo., to Corpus Christl. Texas
I slun the rain and floods OUt a StOP tO
n the'raJn and floods put a stop to
wr" "It TTo to hat time he had
covered more than S 000 miles.
IN NORTHERN ARIZONA
1.amIv lr!' .Tnn 3 Tt is an-
l.noutieed -from the office of state en-
! n-lAA T AmQ Pjlllll fbat He SCWW AS tll6
j bridge over Canyon Padre, 25 miles
r- 3 . E.ffeOT.f i flnlaboH
aoumeasi ui jp-fi&ii. o ...sw .
work will be ImraedaiUely begun on a
road from that point-to Canyon Diablo,
nine miles eastward. The Canyon
Padre bridge will be finished in a' few
Coconino county has $8000 in the
state road fund and that entire amount
will be spent on fee 'road to 'Canyon
Diablo which liea over a limestone
mesa offering unusual difficulties in
road constructiony' "When Canyon
Diablo is reached enough will be bor-
wm.A n..t nf tV.A alola'e frpnprnl fund
ivncui uui vi. .,n .. w o-.- . -
J by Coconino county to build another
: u ikjuuuiu uuuv iv,
HOTEL TAXICAB AND
0. C. CRISM0E, Maimer,
Office Hotel Sheldon and.Hotel Parso
Information Bureau'at Union Depot.
Prizes For the Coming Years
FROM CHICAGO HERE
AND NOT A PUNCTURE
C'hlcaK 5Ian Takes thc Palm Makes a
Drive to El 1'axo on a Wiser and
IIn Very Pine Luck.
To drive nearly 2700 miles over good
and bad roads in 16 days, with only one
puncture during the whole trip, the
finish of which won him a wager of
$2500, was the lucky experience of F.
h Mitte, of Chicago I1L Mitte arrived
Yiere law "" iivm unica&o, aiiu sj"
tfcat ne had only one puncture on the
He tells an unusual story of "auto-
IUCJv. ....... u niui a., wicuu
Chicago early In December, the ques
tion of cross country auto trips came
up. I'll bet you $2500 that you can't
luck. " nu wionr with a. triena in
tin l i& w
tf- ., . -na -m n
raake it to jsi aso In less tnan z
aa, .. unmu tu amic. i.
was the answer, and Mitte made
immediate preparations to start. The
trip was made In a Ford.
One of the conditions of the bet was
that Mitte should make the entire jour
ney alone. He passed through Missouri.
Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and
Texas en route to bis goal. An average
of 168 miles a day was maintained, his
speedometer registering a little less
than 2700 miles at the finish of the
h. E. Ketetoen. of the Chihuahua
commission firm of Ketelsen & Dege
tau. drove to El Paso this week from
Chihuahua In his Thomas "flyer." The
journey was made in 40 hours and
W. W. Tatua, driving a Buick "17."
arrived in El Paao thlp week from his
home at Toy, Tex. He was accom
panied by his fjkmily.
Sydney Pitt wad son, accompanied by
Walter Stuartjex Roswell. N. M., left
here Fridayin Pitt's Ford for the
Pacific coast The party drove down
from Roswell Otis week and reported
the roads In fair shape.
Otto Stegte merchant of the city of
Chihuahua, Is In Bl Paso. He came up
this week In his seven passenger Cole.
J. C. Harris sjpd wife, of Hartford,
Conn., left-Bl.Paso Friday for Los An
geles. They arrived here from the east
during the early part of the week, com
infc over the Borderland route on the
latter part of tlw trip. Snow near Ros
well was eneatenteed. Mr. a-nd Mrs.
Harris are making the cross country
tour In a Hudson "six."
Col. F. Perkins, of the 20th infantry,
now on patrol dutv along the border
here, arrived In El Paso Thursday from
Salt Lake City, in his Ford. He says
that several other officers of the regi
ment are en route to El Paso, also
traveling overland by automobile.
AUT0IST BOOSTS NEW
MEXICO CLIFF EEG-ION
Santa Fe. N. M., Jan. 3.--The fourth
and last bf the articles by John P.
Dofls on the Southwest, for the Auto
mobile Blue Book, appears in Motof
Age for Christmas week under the
heading of "In the Land of Pueblo and
unn uwener. ueacriueo "" -,
"Zufcr Foremost of the Seven Cities of
u Canyon de Chelly." After
V", " " ln ,t'Er automobile from
Albuquerque to Gallup. th party set
.. 7,.ni iftav fdtiirnlmcr to LraUUD
an interesting Journey was made to the
wonderful cliff dwellings of Cariycm
de Chelly and to the Pueblo Bonlto,
on the Navajo reservation. The strlK
inglv illustrated article covers six
MT?.DALS GIVEN TO
NORRIS AND CREECH
Phoenix. Ariz., Jan. 3. The medals
from the El Paso Auto club for Oliver
Creech and Roland Norris. who gave
aid to Billy Adolph in the El Paso
Phoenix race, were presented at a
luncheon vesterday at Hotel Adams.
G P Bullard, president of the Mari
copa Auto club, made the presentation
speech, after which Norris, in behalf
of the two pilots, thanked the people
of El Paso. - -,. . i
Covers were laid for the officials of
the local Auto club.
LOCAIi AUTO SALES.
One of the largest single shipments
of automobiles ever made to El Paso
13 expected here Sunday or Monday.
Twenty-four Fords, consigned to the
Tri-State Motor company, comprise the
shipment. There are 21 touring cars
and three runabouts in the lot
F. E. Maxwell, of 1825 Rto Grande
street is driving a new five passenger
H. F. Gaul, of Ysleta, is learning to
j&rive his new - Studebaker "25," pur
chased this week irom tne Kicnunisuu
Motor Car company.
J. W. Splvey, owner of the Canutillo
Inn on the upper valley road, bought
a five passenger Ford this week. This
makes the second Ford car he has pur
chased within a year.
Dr. W. L. Ramey purchased a Buick
"36" roadster this week from the In
ternational Auto company.
WHAT' HAPPENED IN
1913 TOLDBY DATES
January 1-HiH (Fiat) won San iMeroad race, 57.1 miles average.
SSS S&itZ - ardeB aBd Grand
CeD jLCie--Wrnter meeting Society of Anttoobile Engineers, Ne,
Yr January 20-25-New York commmercial car show in Madison Square
garden and Grfentral palace in Cbicag0.
February V'A booer (Stutz) sets new world's record for 200
February 10-EkAV. Cooper t ; minutes, 23 3-8 seconds.
m"MF hCrv iTlCommerdal of H. A.' A. M. o? at Ctacago.
February onmerciai Talbot tealka all revious rec.
February 15-Lambert in i to no v mimaes.
ords at Brooklands, going 103 mil es, i '"" ,
Apauxlplulotf goes 106 miles, 307 yards i Utes, break-
iDS S$mKJ OldSrSrilue) set, new world', record for mile on
dirtf is-NazLfonftlday da around Sicily, setting new r.or d.
Mav 26-Britisn automobile engineers vit America as guests of S. A. E.
Say 30-Gouf in Peugot wins iBafcnapoli, 500 mile race with average
of 75.92 miles per hour. .
Tune 26-27 World's Good Road congress held in Loudon.
July 1-Indiana automobile mauufactoreK' tour atarfe from Indianapolis
fr TulVlVerbeck (Fiat) wins Lo, Augejes-Sacrameuto road race, distance
445 miles. Time: 11 hours, 1 minute, 16 econ.
Tuly 5-Cooper (Stutz) first hi Golden PoOatch, Tacoma.
Tuly 7 Cooper (Stutz) first ia Moatamarathon, Tacoma
July 12-BoUlot (Peugot) wins French Grand Prix, 560 miles, with aver
age of 72.03 miles per hour.. Mew record.
July 13-McMinnies, in three wheel side car, wins cycle car dmston of
Grand Prix, at 40 miles average.
ate 13 Metz team wJa.GH4dH tour with perfect score. Locomobile
winsA. A A. trophy in teuriug car dan. Hupmobile Anderson cup wumei.
Auirust 1 Yosemite Park reopeaed to automobilists.
August BaWot wins at LeMaua, 330 mile course, with 77 mile average.
August 9 Earl P. Cooper (Stutz) wins 445 mile race, at Santa Monica,
with 44.3 mile average. Oldfield (Mercer) second.
August 30 Anderson (State) wins Elgin trophy, average 71.5 miles per
September 9 Cooper (State) wins class race and sweepstakes at Corona,
average 74.63 miles per hour. " .,,,, ,--
September 22 Boillot wins small car race at.3ologne, with 63.2 mi.e
"September 24 World's cydecar record of- 72 miles, 876 yards in 1 hour,
made by Singer. ..,., ,- ,j
September 28 Cooper (State) first in 100 mile freeforaB, Bakersfieid.
September 29-0ctober 4 American Road congress at Detroit
October 1 Cooper (Stutz) first ia 15 and 25 mile races at Fresno.
October 10 Resta (Sunbeam) sets new Brooklands record. Goes 1058
miles 460 yards in 12 hours.
October 10 Chassaigne (Sunbeam) breaks Goux's record at Brocklands,
going 107 mfles, 1672 yards in 60 minutes.
Xovember 3 Davis (Locomobile) wins Los Angeles-Phoenix road race.
November 4 Newkirk (Simplex) wins El Paso-Phoenix road race.
Baker Breaks Motorcycle Record
-:-- -:li:- "' -:ii: -:l!:" -;ii:-Goes
66 7-8 Miles In One Hour
Phoenix, Alii, Jan. J. Riding a
twin-cylinder Indian, Erwin G. Baker
broke the world's motoreycle record for
one hour on a circular track at the
Arizona fair grounds New Years day.
Baker won the hour-race, the prin
cipal event of the race meet under the
auspices of the Arizona Racing associ
ation, by covering S8 7-8 miles." The
previous record was 68 S-8. Harry
Lane, of Phoenix, was second, with
SO 7-8, and Ben Rudderow, also of
Phoenix, came in third with 58 1-4
miles to his credit.
Baker bad extra larsre arasoline and
I oil tanks and '. d not have to stop
once. Lane stopped three times, once
losing a lap. It was a close race be
tween Lane and Rudderow, with Ellie
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Wilson, Vho finished fourth, al i -stubborn
Twice during the afternoon the n.
record for the track was broken "
Net the record. it z- seconds, au
air week. Charles Gardiner lowiT'il i
to 55 with an Indian, then Baktr .
out and lowered it to 54.
Joe O'Connell, president of the im -Ing
association, won the cup offii i
by himself for the 10 mile chami
ship of Arizona. He won the '
miie race tn 9:91. with Gardiner s ' .
pnd Elliott, an Execlsior rider, iv '
The previous 10 mile record on f
track was 9:11 2-5, set by Baker dur .
Wilscn won the five mile event re
stock equipped machines in 5 10 2-j.
Boido was second and Trent thirJ
No other machine than an liJian
finished better than third.
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