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Display of Automobile In
dustry Ever Made.
Parts, December 11.
t ninth annual Parts. "ealoa." organ
ninth annual -lutomoblle "salaa.** orgmn
£,s r r the- Automobile Club of France, which
rtf or*"** 1 on Saturday by President Fallierea.
•ttstn' en Importance never dreamed of when
£* first mctor car "salon" was held, In an
cbscure music hall In the Avenue Wagrarn.
-jjjjj the total number of exhibitors scarcely
jjjsfefled one hundred. The present "salon" eon
t»ins the show stands of fifteen hundred exhlb
.. ?rs . There are eight hundred motor cars or
truck* on Hew. and the value of these Is estl
s*tefl fit MMUM francs, or $12,000,000
The exhibition occupies the entire space of the
Grand Palace of the Champs Elysees. and the
e -u«re of the Invalides. The cupola of the
Grand Pa.ace is lllunilnated by two hundred and
gfr thousand electric lamps, which cost, when
' Kffetefl. fIS a minute.
It 1* unquecnonnrv the frr»ate»t manifestation
ct motor car industr>- ever eeen. and shows that
France etlll retains the lead orer other nations
In all that pertains to motor car construction.
Infieefi. the value of French mad« motor cars
exported to other countries since January 1.
]9rt6. Is estimated at 150.000.OCX) francs, or
j3o,o(V>,Oi"«o. The French constructor* easily
bflfl t^ cir »wn. und It in stgmlflcant to note that
tjiflr most formidable competitor Is neither th«
Tnited States, nor Germany, nor EriKland, but
I»'y. which country- Is admirably represented
la fhe show by fourteen different firms.
The ch£racter!«tlc feature of tha show Is the
p^eraJ use of the six-cyllr>der cnginea. m-hi<*
have been adopted for hl«rh power cars by two
ttlrds of the French and Italian designers,
XThrther Ota constructors Imagine that the. pub
jj- really fiemand these costly six-cylinder en
gtaet. is another question, but leading firms ex
tfcit then because they feel that they would
be behSnl the times If they did not produce
them for the benefit <->f clients who Indulge in
exper^lve machines and Who will listen to noth
ing but the *=lx-cyHnder principle. In fact, th«
gjirw holds out no hope for a drop In price*.
Son.: <?is<-loseß an effort to turn out In large
floarS'"** low priced machines of 12 or 15 horse
" power with adequate speed that would bring
srfmnWling within the reach of persons of
coi^raTe means. The average power of th© cars
exhibited Is 30 horsepower. Other significant
features of the "salon" are the abandonment of
cart steal in conrtructlon. the accessibility of
til the ir.Ternal parts of the machines, the great
&rr>r for the live-axle system of transmission
inFiesji of the chain, great perfection in the de
vires for chnrsing ?r<eied. Improvements In the
tstorr.atlc methods of greasing ar.d oiling, and
a marked ter.<seTiry In every department toward
gtepllrlry end uniflcitlon.
In reference to the Rreat question between the
Lv*-ax!e end th* chain tranmiisrion. It Is noted
tfcM In th* class cf low power trucks, that Is to
«ay, thr-s* under 24-horsepower, eight out of
tfn have !iv»-axle transmission, while of the
fcigb pr^er trucks, those, for Instance, over 24
fcr^fpp«ivf r, olpht out of ten ar» supplied with
chain trar.srri^si^n. Nearly all the trucks th£t
tave <~ha;n transmission are fitted with the
Tarter" r>nx. protecting the chain from mud and
<?■.,»? The metal clutch has now replaced the
>tth*T c]«Trh, ari<l the FY*»nch «»rigineerß have
wceedM in producing metrU clutches that are
roiseiess ar.d pnpple, nnd far more durable than
the models r>f last year.
The vital problem of tires, th* rapid wearing
XKt "t which f»*ema to present this year as
hitherto the RTeatest obstacle to bringing the
c^Ft of cutnmnbllinjr "within reasonable limits,
is r.^t yet solved. There are scores of protective
c>vices. r.one of which Is absolutely satlsfac
lactnrv. Ther«» arf half a dozen different meth
ofis cf automatic ptartinp machines, but the
French chauffeurs declare that these devices are
tot yet fully devt-loped. The motor omnibuses
ere supplied with solid rubber tire*, which sup
pert the f-nnrmmif weight put upon them, hut
the averaee life of -.such tires Is only six weeks
for ordinary street use.
An Italian maker has introduced a novel self
raning device. This consists of a small sir
coinprf^sor engine fixed upon the casing of the
half tir.:e v/heels in front of the engine. The
piston of >::.* is coupled to an extension of the
crankshaft, and necessarily operates with the en
giae. The function of this auxiliary apparatus
> firstly, tr» drive air into a reservoir situated
•t the side of the chassis in the place usually
DScopied by the oil res r <r. This reservoir is
tivays kept fully charged, and when It is re-
QTired to start the engine a lever is moved on
the dashboard which allows compressed air.
through the action of suitable time apparatus,
to hfr iov'-fd on to the top of the piston so placed
** to receive it. In this way the necessary
•tariing i.T.ruise is given to the engine.
Another improvement introduced by the Ital
fca m:-.kers is the simplification of the brake
BKdaaJasL No ur.derframe Is employed for
the engine or gear box, the former being carried
toectiy or. tha main frame and the latter be
tween two r,res?f-d ctei.i cro.^s mem be re.
An interesting novelty is K the r >^ r^ ect ion of the
Rttamatic carburetter, which by its constant
tenti*r£.ture and the nicety of iiroportions of
to Baxtsre seems to satisfy every requirement,
Vi& when once adjusted no longer BSSds any at
Tae Italian movlels of 1907 retain the low
teaon ignitlrm. plate clutch and ample transmis
sion gearF. and the high power machines are
Cued with exceptionally long sid^ springs. The
Italaan carnage work is much better this year
ttan hitherto.
Ccas'.dtrable advance has been made In re
•*nl to electric cars. The 1907 models are
*ȣ- silent. Thts result is obtained by the
■UPprtv of certain features of the motor
car mechanism. There- is no controller, no
*t:. no gear, no gearing wheel, and the motor
• Placed bettveen tho hind wheels. The carriage
II !■•> elmply by a double electric contact,
*"■ oppression of th* spark.
Ths carriiize work is «-sj>ecially elaborate In
2* 1907 modelfc. Great attention Is given to
•wioti for iat«rchangeable carriages. For ln-
r *ao*>, ■ Parisian firm has invented a system
fcyvhich bSL open phaeton can In fifteen mln-
Btas, v>y means of four large screws, be removed
t-'t -'- replaced by a closed coupe. Low priced
"•tor cans will soon be provided with metallic
c * rr &S« work all in one pieoe covered with
* aa! B«l paint. All that one has to do la to put
•a the cushions a&d a few ruga, and the car
*€« Is ready. The metallic carriage work Is
CB O3iiera.bly lighter than wood, although It
*•*• the more elegant appearance of the latter.
"^ heavy tiusu;ess vans form a special foat
*"■ of the exhibition. The motor 'buses are
"■■• l «nd well appointed- Tae washer
•*»!•■ cans on four cylinder trucks Are com
*•* snto favor There are several models of
*•**» "re engine tor the Paris pompiers, and
*•* is a motor hears*.
*mou*t^ make a fine showing at the ezhlbl
■J^ The French navy Is already being rep
*3*a wiTh "boats for shore going purposes,
** bebjg more sp-«9dy. roomy and economical
* I£ « ? *anj launches. At the show this year
j~* 'ir-fx of motor boats are displayed
c * cr * f ■ "i**a» and U*f river or house boats.
ni zrn.a rxtAbU iystCtiM c<-:<\- rising motor,
11>^ f!itft, propeller and controlling levers.
JJJ** 1 * of b«tng Stt«d to ordinary rowbos.ts.
52^ riif -r"t y transforming them it Fbort nntlc«>
i£T | »»3ot>ciata One ot the most popular of
j, t tovJom assjSjsM of a tv.-o and a half
fcourf J l'' T u"»"sru "»"sr v.'lth ell necessary riim-n
ti^, '* 'un a pivoted prop^-lIT shaft. VV!):*'i
cc-".-r S ?*•* '•' tb« it*m of an open boat; iim
r? 1 ' of the stcn latcc:-fi tsxve* to . on
Seventh Regiment Takes Indoor
Intercity Lawn Tennis Trophy.
The team of the 7th Regiment Lawn Tennis
yiub won th * championship of the Indoor Intercity
uawnTsnnls League yesterday by taking the ss
"",♦ thß « nt « Casino, of Brooklyn, by de
fault. The other organization represented In the
competition was the Cadet Corps, of Boston, which
finished last in the scries. The Moyamensinz Club,
o. Philadelphia, was admlted to membership at
the recent meeting of the league, bat did not oon
lest for the championship, although a team match
is scheduled with the 7th Regiment for next month.
A disagreement between Hugh Tallant. acting
captain of the Heights Casino, and William B.
t radn. jr.. captain of the 7th Regiment team, re
suited In the default, after several hundred spec
tators had gathered In the armory at 66th street
fat. !n^K k a < venue * Captain Cragln waited until
Casino arrived" 1000 " but no players of Uie Heights
h,Vt a n X TaJla f-t had requested a postponement,
rerf^»^* n advised that It was lmp*Hßlble, as the
fn?fv, ,' horltles only allowed specific days
soVd,?]*. P ~2 :n «, of matches, and the 7th Regiment
schedule was filled and no open dates were to. be
it ... ptam T? n « nt had asked for more time, as
!vmi lm poßslbie for htm to get his. best players
££« t^.^f^.^Wi 1 " 1^' the valuable cup offered
was taken by the Tth Regiment by default
*«\,,,\H *£**"?« ©' the schedule competitions,
i ) i r .- c -. C / lll lf !n M(1 B. Cragln. ir m^t
and defeated Robert T. Bryan and Morris 6 1 lark
aLa^a blt doublee match by the score of
2rlerfol?owa U|r ° " * Mtß - '»>• record of the
Seventh Ben««t Kew 1«.... 1 ..!T I*H
Heights Ciilao, Brooklyn ....* s l $2
rirrt Corpe C^Aets. Boston „, 1 « ,^
Nominated for de Presidency of the New
York Athletio Club.
The nominating committee of the Ne-w York
Athletic Club has selected George W. Kuhlke to
head the ticket, as a succsssor to John R. Van
Wormer. The other names posted are as follows
Vice-president. H. K. B. Williams; treasurer.
Martin 8. Pair.-: secretary, Oharl«s Burnhsm;
captain. E. F. Haubold. For the vacancies whi<rh
will occur oa the board of governors the oomlna
ttoim sre x;. H. tJoffe. jr.. Jo"n M. Jones. Gll.-on S,
tuison, Mortimer Bishop, Jamea R. Curran. Lieu
tenant Oommander Alfred B. Fry, Robert C Kam
merer and Dr. Gra«me M. Hamraond.
In all probability an oppo»Itlon tioket will be
placed in nomine rion.
Comes Down to Ordinary Prison Pare — First
Religious Service To-day.
Albert T. Patrick began serving his life sen
tence in Sing Blue Prison yesterday. H« was
removed from the death house late on Friday
to Cell 1.074. on Gallery 22. which Is to be his
quarters hereafter.
When the prisoners on that tier were turned
out at 6:30 o'clock yesterday morning Patrick
was one of th*> first to step out of his cell and
form in lin« to march to the big mesa hall for
breakfast, which consisted of coffee and bread.
This bill of fare was a radical change for
Patrick, rp during the years he occupied a con
demned cell he was supplied with choice meals
from the warden's table.
After breakfast he was taken to the door and
sash facthry. where he was put to work. Pat
trick wore a plain black stripel^ss suit, except
for four small stripes on the left sleeve, indi
cating a stripe for each year he had already
f-erved in the star's prison. He will have been
In Sing Sing five years next April, when a star
will replace the stripes.
Patrick was examined by the prison physi
cian, who found that the prisoner had no or
ganic disease and that his general health was
good. For the first time in the prison Patrick
will have an opportunity to-day to attend a re
ligious service.
Partner of William Marsh Rioe Forced to
Lose $150,000 in Options.
[By TeKssrEpn to Th» Tribune
Lockport. K. V.. Pec 22.— Albert T. Patrick,
convicted of the murder of William Marsh Rice,
is blamed by Henry Oliver, of Oliver Brothers'
bedstead factory, here, for the loss of a large
amount of wealth. Messrs. Oliver and Rice
were partner? in the purchase of lands in Ten
nessee before the murder. Hundreds of thou
sands of dollars were promised in the transao-
tion. options were taken' and the scheme was
making good progress when death carried oil
Mr. Rice.
As Oliver had not the necessary amount to
carry the affair along he was forced to lose the
options. He lost about $150,000. He returned to
Lockport almost pennlleFS and accepted a posi
tion in the bedstead factory of which he Is now
a partner.
Mayor of Yonkers Wants to Know if Law
Is Not Being Violated.
Mayor John H. Coyng has Bent a special met
sage to the Yonkers Board of Aldermen calling
their attention to the fact that the men en?a?ed
In the work of eliminating grade crossings for the
New York Central Railroad Company are working
ten hours a day. He asks the Aldermen to request
the Attorney General of the state to furnish them
with an opinion as to whether tha Eight-Hour law
and Prevailing Rate of Wage law do not apply
on this work, as the municipality and the state
each pays a share of the work.
Heretofore It has not been considered as a muni
cipal or state lob. and any hours or wages hay*
been considered all right. The suggestion of the
Mayor will probaly be adopted.
The Men's Association of the University I'lie
Presbyterian Church met on Friday and
adopted resolutions denouncing the trestment of
the natives of the Congo Free State as inhuman
and cruel and appealing to the government to
make svwry effort permissible to end present ccn-
Utfcjos. Copies of the resolutions will be sent to
the President, the Secretary of Btate and Senators
P!att and Depew.
The Earl of Dunmore, who is toe head at the
Christian Scientists in England, sailed for South
ampton yesterday on the American Uner St. Louis.
*,* a arrived here on the last westward trip of the
RaJtio end spent most of Us time in Boston. The
tarl said he had spent some tto« with Sirs. Mary
n linker Eddy, and hid assured himself that she
wiis enjoying good health
T 6 Andrews, of Milwaukee, V.'.t., aborting edi
tor of "Tl'« Jsv*nlnjr Wise »n«in." h;ta nubUsh,«>d his
*Va ••qncirtiss Annual Roccrii boo it." Cople* c&o fc#
INo more
11 altering
Swiss Lilac
Goya Lily
Depot M Barclay St,
or at Dealers.
yews and Notes of Interest to Motor
The Cimiotti Brothers, with Ferdinand Clmiottl,
a well known automobile enthusiast, at the head
of the firm, have recently secured the New Torts
agency for the Mora roadster and tourer, two
Rochester cars, which were first shown in New
York at the recent Grand Central Palace show, and
made, a stronar impression on all those who in
spected them. The Mora i? a medium priced car
of 24 horsepower, giving a speed of over forty miles
an hour. The manufacturers claim for it tha.t it is
mechanical I v ri?ht. The salesrooms are located at
No. 2&34 Broadway.
The automobile shows already held, both here
and abroad, seem to Indicate that there Is little
new in general lines and construction of large tour-
Ing cars, and small details are receiving more at
tention on the part of the makers.
Almost every automohilist has experienced car
buretter trouble through writer and dirty gasolene.
The Lozier car Is fitted with a device which en
tirely eliminates troubles of this kind. This con
sists of a combined separator and strainer In the
gasolene supply line, the strainer effectually ex
cluding dirt and foreign matter, and the separator
consisting of a reservoir dropped below the level
of the pipeline. in which all the water passing
through the supply pipe will settle, where It can
be drained out by means of a stopcock underneath
the chassis.
Among the recent purchasers of the Lozler oars
are the following: I* H. Irwln. Brooklyn. 40-horse
power limousine. TVllliam E. Bedell. Brooklyn, 40
horsepower Bmousine; Frederick M. Hoyt, New
York. 40-horsepowe r limousine; C. W. "Ward
Queens. Long Island, 40- horsepower touring car
and \\ . K. Payne, New York. 40-horsepower tour
in? car.
Those who have ridden In the Type XV, lPft7
model. SA-horsepower Pope-Toledo touring car are
loud In praise of Its many distinctive features. In
this car great power Is combined with simplicity of
control in such manner as to make it one of the
easiest to handle of high powered ears. Next to
the ever present sensation of tremendous motive
power Is the ability of the Type XV Pope-Toledo
to get away quickly. So fast. Indeed. doe» this
big touring car pick up lt-= speed at the start that
it reminds one of the Pope-Hartford, which has
nude a worldwide reputation for the flying start-
Another feature of tea Type XV Pope-Toledo la
its ability to negotiate hills on the third and fourth
speeds The demonstrating car, which arrived at
the New York headquarters of the A. O. South
worth Company, No. 1733 Broadway, last week,
though new and naturally stiff, ruah«4 up the Ab
bey Hill one wet day soon after Its arrival at the
rate of thirty-five miles an hour on the third
speed. This feat was accomplished with two Inches
of snow and slush on the hill's surface and with
chains on the wheels.
The new Pope-Toledo embodies the be3t points in
foreign practice. Including the chrome nickel steel
cor.«=t ruction and genuine Deutsche Waffen Fabrik
bearings throughout, four speed selective type
transmission, multiple disk metal clutch running in
oil, mechanical valves, noiseless chains. 3«J-lnch
eels, one-beam solid axle and design thAt is new,
distinctive ar.d distinguished.
Automobile dealers, both foreign and American,
ar< showing closed cars for town use. Among the
: '>cent sales are a 25-3t>-horeepower Brasler
landaulet to Charles Strauss, the third Brasler car
that he has owned; Oswald G. Villard. of "The
Evening 1 Post. 1 * a 80-horsepower Brasler limousine,
the second Brazier car that he has owned, and to
Ix»uts L. Starr. in. president of the Standard Trust
Company, a 30 horsepower Brasier. the second
Brasler car that he has bought Dr. James C.
Oroenway, of Greenwich* Coon., has placed an or
der for a 25 -2 1 )- horsepower Brasier touring car, for
delivery during the holidays. Charles T. Wills has
placed an order for a 40-50-horsepower Brasler, to
be delivered to him in Paris on June 1. This makes
the third Brasler car that he has purchased.
One of the most attractive of the new limousines
la the Columbia --i -- ! horsepower, which has been
Just brought out. It is. of course, smaller than
the Columbia 13 horsepower ltmous'ji<j, but follows
the Fame graceful lines and is a thoroughly artlstlo
and well balanced car. It embodies all of the bast
things in coach work. upholstering and convenience
of appointment. It is especially desirable for city
use, because of Its wide range of speed and ease of
control In city traffic. Th« first of these cars to be
shipped from the factory went to Byron M. Fel
lows, of New York. The Electric Vehicle Com
pany, at th*> show nt Madison Square Garden, will
exhibit eleven models of gasolene, combination and
electric cars, reflecting the latest advances in au
tomobile construction.
The. Auto Supply Company, In Its new horn* at
No. 17M to 1757 ■Broadway, has Installed the most
complete hardware- and tools department in the
it;. This will be especially appreciated by motor
ists who In the past hare been forced to go to half
a dozen places to secure automobile hardware. Mo
torists will now find at the Auto Supply Company a
full line of machine shop and garagt* requisites. in-»
eluding hard fibre, In both sheets and tubes, angler
brans for otenboards, toolboxes, etc., clutch leath
ers cut to order, genuine camel's hair brake bands
of al! widths, round leather and rope fan belts,
wire <~at>le In all rlzes and new and Interesting spe
cialties In tool rolls and boxes.
An Incident occurred last week that shows how
closely prospective buyers are following the doings
of the IMC model" A stranger stepped Into the
showroom of C. A. Duerr * Co. and circled around
the 1307 Royal Tourist model that was displayed on
the Hour. After a close Inspection, which took In
the motor, crank shaft, carburetter. Ignition sys
tem, fears, etc.. the stranger wheeled around to
Vr Phlnny and said: "If you can show me a climb
Mn some of the high hills in this vicinity on the
fourth speed, you can close me up for an early
A«Mv«>rv * Mr Phlnnv signed the stranger next
la" after a climb up Fort L**» Hill, which had
been designated for the test
The Mot?r Sales Company, which has sooared th«
elusive agency for New York and vicinity for th«
Car d* L*»*< has op«n«d a handsome showroom ut
a^»^ JBKm H^^^aA ja shssssj sa <■■■■■■■ W^*««^
A iv v thilcs.
1733 Broadway, New York INC. 342 Flatbush Aye., Brookl\ii
We Exhibit at Maaison Square Garner ja-uary 12 t- ;9, !9Z!7
general manager of the company. This nextcar is
causing much favorable comment among automobile
men by tts noiseless action and the chic lines of Its
A stranger passing Harry d. Houpfs place a
c-tiple of days «?o stepped Into the salesroom and
saM: "I was Just going by and saw your sign.
Thomas Flyer. I never saw a flying mschlne. and
would like to look at one. if you have no objec
tlons." He was referred to Dr. Thomas, who has
his airship housed In a large tent at 84th street
and Broadway. Mr. Houpt reports th» following
sales hist To»k: Kate A. n«?le, W. W. ''aswell. J.
L. Crosthwaite. W. o'. Ivlson. James Lee. 8. (X
Vanderpoel. Oscar Welngarten. Dr. Charles Weber,
O. F. Thomas, W. C. Teter and A. M. Bedell.
Despite the inclement weather last week the re
tail automobile business in New Tork was
good. A number of motor cars have been pur
chased as Christmas presents, and prompt deliv
eries have played an important part In these sales.
A number of sales are reported by General John T.
Cutting, of the Oldemobtle Company, of New York,
of both the Palace touring cars and roadsters. The
latter mode! aithoush -n has been seen in New
York for less than two weeks, has already become
popular and is selling rapidly. General Cutting
stuLvs that at the present rate of selling tile entire
allotment of O!dsmoblles for New York wtll be dis
posed of by March.
Tom Cooper's successor ss head salesman and
demonstrator of the Matheson Company of New
York is the Italian racing car driver. Ralph Mon
gini. He will drive a ao-norsepower Matheson car
In the Ormond Beach races. "W. J. Dtngee. of Cali
fornia, has ordered two 60-horsepower Matheson
touring cars.
The fact that the new water cooled Aerocar for
1907. with Its horsepower, four-cylinder engine,
will cost only 12,760, Immediately gives rise to the
question. "Is something left out?" The specifica
tions, however, for this car are reassuring. The
cylinders are cast from a special gray cast iron
mixture, with water jackets cast Integral. They
are offset from the centre of the crank shaft, thus
eliminating the Jar from the piston pins and re
ducing the vibration to a minimum. The workman
ship In ever)" part is of the highest grade, and the
car throughout is characterized by its complete
ness and thoroughness of design.
The Empire State Motor Car Company Is laying
plans for a salesroom and garage In the big build
ing at No. 2150 Broadway. The ground floor front
age Is being completely torn out to make room
for show windows with elaborate designs in glass.
The four story garage will be Improved In every
department for the accommodation of the Queen
and Craig- Toledo salesrooms and storage depart
The Continental Cao'itchou^ Company has re
ceived word from Paris that a count of the tires
at the Paris Exposition shnred 7?7 Continentals, or
32 per cent of all the tires in th* exhibition. The
remaining rn:nV°r was divided among thirty-one
different makes.
C. s. Henshaw. agent of the Haynes Automobile
Company in Boston, reports that he has Just sold
one of the Haynes 1907 cars to John Sherard. who
1b one of the best known drivers of trotting horses
in the Eastern States.
The C. G. V. Import Company is rapidly com
pleting Its new show rooms as well as Us repair
snop. Ttie latter, wnicn is situated m "West B9th
street, will be open for business the first week In
January. The offices and show rooms, which will
be located in Broadway, between 60th and Klst
streets, will be ready for occupancy on January la
These show rooms will be unusually elaborate and
second to none in New York. The C. G. V. Ira
port Company sold last week ten C. G. V. town
cars and two C. G. V. limousines.
A. Elliott Ranney & Co., Eastern agents for the
two-cyc!^ Elmore cars, have been demonstrating
the 190? model, three cylinder. 24-horsepower El
more, with touring body, to a long list of waiting
customer?. The simplicity of operation of the two
cycle motor and the ease of power control were so
pleasing to many who tried out the car that the
prospects for a big business in two-cycle Elmores
are promising.
Cryder & Co. have Just received word from the
French Salon regarding- tho exhaustive test 3 made
by the French army of the Mora chassis, which
has shown most remarkable reliability and effi
ciency while in active service. After thirty-live
<°.ays of army manoeuvres over rough roads, with
full loads, the Mors car proved Itself a thoroughly
efficient and practical vehicle for army use. Th»
Mors car was selected by the general staff of ths
French army from a field of ten competing French
makes, and since It* unqualified success as an ad
junct to troops in the field It has been adopted by
..he French army for use In the commissary de
partment to carry supplies and fresh water.
The severe and unpleasant weather of the last
two weeks has caused a great boom In the auto
top trade. Ptekltng & i>.. makers of limousine
bodies and tops, report that they are working day
and night to fill orders, and are turning out daily
cars equipped with the tops which they origi
nated and have made the style. The last week
has been a particularly active one for them, and
In the next two days they will deliver five limou
sine bodies to customers.
Cleveland is to have a model automobile factory.
Tne Royal Motor «"ar Company finds that Its pres
en' location Is inadequate, and hns< purchased a
large tract of land on <;ordon Park Boulevard, at
the Bt. Clair street entrance to Gordon Park, aud
will Immediately erect thereon a plant. The Royal
Motor Car Company was recently reincorporated
under the laws of Ohio, with a capital stock *»<
$300,00. and Includes araon; its stockholders tsany
of the city's prominent business men. The com
pany expects to have the new factory running be
fore June, WOT.
Hotchklss et Oft., makers of toe dotchklss cars,
have Issued In Franco an extremely helpful and
well printed It"!' 1 ■ ><*hure entitled "Automobile
Formalities In Prance." The booklet gives the par
ticiiiHrs of the forms and formalities to be observed
In putting; an automobile into commission In Parts
or snywki In the French Republic. A. N.
Archer the American agent, nas booklets for dis
tribution at the American Hotchkli«s hendquarters,
lit No 1587 Broadway.
J. B. Walker, of New York, has Just purchased a
horsepower Renault limousine from Smith &
Mai Is Th« fir Is jqulpped with a re Khedive
U«W« — *-* -* - "**•" — red. It »— -j* Uy« la.'
Th» TTFB XV rOrE-TOLEDO retains th» match
I leas features which hare sained for POrn car* ta
I the past so uianT import record* for ap«ed. bin
I climbing and «ndttrane«w and embodies th* best
I points la foreign practlc*. tncludlnc chroma ntelcal
I ateel constrnetloa and (enulna tteutsche Wa."t«n
I Fabrllc bearing throughout: four np»»«t »«!»ctiv» typ«
I rrajamtsaion ; multiple metal dine clutch runntng la
I oil: maoha&icaJ valves; Dolmleaa chain*; 18 Inch
I wheats; 1 beam .solid ax!**; deal«n that la naw. dts-
I tlnettre and distinguished */ . -'
We have in stock everything that is useful to the
Owner, Chauffeur and the Automobile, and can suggest
numerous articles that would he appreciated by all users
of motor cars.
The variety and quality of Supplies, Auto Apparel
and Tools which we are offering is unequalled by any
other supply house in the United States.
"Ride in a Queen - - ONCE. You'll Buy."
THE medium priced car for 1907.
The easy riding suspension, the ideal silence of the motor, the instant response to
control, the abundance of power for the weight win favor at a glance.
Afterward, experience in all weathers and on all roads and the mounting 1 up of
mileage without repairs or trouble back up abundantly the owner's first favorable
No maker can give more value for $2,350. —
We have new 1907 cars on hand to-day, ready to demonstrate and sell.*
"Queen 28." Light, 4-cylinder touring car $2453
"Queen Model K." Same chassis as the "28." but with a lower priced body 2.250
"Queen Model J." Touring Runabout 2,100
"Ride in a Queen - • ONCE. You'll Buy."
Empire StefeMotorCarG).
Herman Raub, Pres't. John J. McCutchan, Gen*l flgr.
2148-2150 Broadway.
-• Telephone 4930 Riverside.
side, and is equipped with speaking tube, dome
lights, annunciator, clock, etc.
Harry Rawle. who is the superintendent of the
Dragon Automobile Company's factory In Philadel
phia, spent several days in New York last week,
and has now left for an extended Western trip in
connection with the purchase of supplies for the
Dragon company.
Charles Halgh. proprietor and manager of the
Northern Automobile Agency, of Boston, nor only
closed the Pullman agency for Eastern Massachu
setts at the Grand Central Palace show, but placed
his order for fifty cars and purchased outright tha
Model B which was shown in th-» exhibit at the
Work is going forward Steadily at th* new plant
of the Dragon Automobile Company, at 31st and
Chestnut streets. Philadelphia, and th» fitting up
of the new factory and the hiring of help have
been carried forward with remarkable energy and
care. In the mean while, special tests *-■ being
made by Joseph Tracy an«i others, with a view to
securing the best results in construction for I>ragon
cars. It is now probable that the Boston branch.
at No. 117 Massachusetts avenue, will not he for
rially opened untti after the first of the year.
Walter C. Martin head of the Cadillac Company,
of New York, has transferred his lease of the com
modious quarters occupied by the Cadillac com
pany la the building on the southwest corner of
CM street and Broadway. The White company
obtained the lease and will take possession about
the first J3t the year. The Cadillac company will
not move out of the building, however, as tempo
rary quarters have, been secured next door below.
which will he occupied until a permanent home
for the Cadillac company can be erected.
The Maxw«ll-Briseoe Motcr Company now con
trols three faotorles—the main plant being located
at T>rr» town, with branch** •* rawtncket. B. I .
•ad Grand Creasing. in. The business fees grown
to such an extant that th- combined effort of taaae
three factories la cot sufficient to meet the. demand
for cam. I%* now plant at New Caatle, lnd.. when
completed, will ba th« largest factory of Its kind
In the world and will hsTe an output of tea thou
»and autoniob!!** a year. Th« cost of line new
builillnßs, equipment, ccc.. will approximate
It.iM/Oti Th« Tarnr»«>wn plant will b« retained and
probably used for experimental and commtrrial
v«hlcl« work. '-..'!
Syracuse. Dee. a— Z"Mik>n Bidw«lt. the oldest^ I
raald«Bi of Seneca County, die-1 at Waterloo last* ■
nlsht According to the records at the church la
Oswece when he- was married sixty years a«a» ha
vb9 10T years old. Mr Btdwell. however, declare*
jf fOLEQQ ■
RUNABOUT, $1,750
4 For ease of operation, *#
$ Speed, Power and En-
durance no car of equal J
J horse power will pro- W
V duce better results. W
35 H. P. = ■ $4,500 J
?50H. P. - - 5.500 J
. Demonstration by Appointment, f
J Demonstration by Appointment. Q
\d) 1619-21-23 Broadv «v. Tel. 4876 CoL g)
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Young Han Arrested in Los Angeles Not
Known in Brooklyn.
[By IViagraph to Th» Trl^u^*. 1
Los Angeles. Dec. 22.— J. T. Evans, woo says h»
Is a son of Police Captain Evans, of Brooklyn, was
held to-day on two charges of forgery, and sent to
Jail In default of J1.S»!O bail.
Evans at ted that he had forged the nam- at
his employer. J. a WHcor. ••• a check for VO and
to onf for $SO. Evan; ha«i three ether checks ia
his* pocket, agsre^utln^ JIOO. and these he also ad
mitted forging- Evans was formerly employed by
the- Broadway Bank and Trust Company, but his
habit of playing the races caused his dismissal.
Captain Evans said list night that he had only
one son, who was now in Brooklyn. He had a
nephew, William McClelland, employed by the New
York Life, in Los Angeles, tut had not heard the*
be had been arrested.
The telegrapher a device perfected by Vaide
tnar Poulsen, the T>nnish inventor. Is to be ta-
Stalled la several central telephone exchanges and
eonaertrd with special transmitters at several the
atres and concert halls throughout the city. TTnder
this arrar.sreraer.t subscribers who wish to hear an
opera or play or concert can An so by asking "ceoj
tral" to connect them with, the theatre or eoocsr
hall desired.
Miss Blanche Bates, who has been p. ay teg tt
"The Curl of the Golden West sums she left the.
Belaaco Theatre. In Boston and Philadelphia, wiU
return to town for a month's run at the ▲cadsasjf
of Music, beginning a week from Monday.
Arnold T>a!y has purrha«*a the aettas right* of
Charles Frederick Xlrdlinser's published play.
••Washington's Defeat."
, Shannon's Sd Regiment Band will be heard at the
Hippodrome in a aeries of Sunday evectns; esp-
I certa. the first of which Is scheduled for January i.
Benjamin Hapcood Curt, who has beea coN
laborutinc with FroncU WUson tn tha comedian's
first venture as an nuthor. "!V>iiy Waters.** an
nounces that he hits computed his work wtd Mr
Wilson on the play, which Is tchetdo!«d tor lsi
mediate production by Klaw A. TiTii^si
Th« Bobba & Merrill Company poHWMi • book In
1505 by Octave Tbanet, •ntttl«<s Tb» ilaa of til*
Hour" Th«r» la bo shnUajrtty >Onr. -St book
and th* play of th« eata» sam« now rocstn< m t&o
Saroy Theatre, but tr.j puMtalMra M iB« -*— 1»
—4 d«— a«v«rtb*.«M.

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