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DE PALMS GETS IMS Dashes Up Steep Hill at Port Jefferson to Victory. FORMER YALE MAN SECOND Fast Times Made by Many Com petitors — Not an Accident Mars Sport of the Day. « Ralph De Palma, the daredevil driver, in a Fiai car, won chief honors at the first annual hill climb under the auspices of the Automobile Club of Port Jefferson, at Port Jefferson, yesterday, by making the steep 2,000-foot ascent la the fast time of 20 4S-100 seconds. It was in the free-for-all class for all types and motive powers that the pluck:- Italian driver made the record up the hill. A number of autos? started in the event, and second place went to Caleb S. Bragg, who. in another Fiat, negotiated the grade in Tl 30-100 seconds, the second best time made in the contests. Bragg is a wealthy graduate of Yale, and 6 number of Old Eli students were among the big crowd that watched the speeding monsters. A mishty roar was given by them when the time made by Bragg was announced. Fred J. Wagner was the official starter, and owing chiefly to his good work it was possible to finish the long list of contests at 1 o'clock in the afternoon, the first being begun at 10 o'clock in the morning. The hill starts at the main street of the town and reaches Its highest elevation at the 23eile Terre CM house. The average grade Is 10 per cent and the greatest grade is Ap proximately 15 per cent. The course was specially prepared for the events under the supervision of the superintendent of the highways of Suffolk County. The turns were well banked, and a number of deputy sheriffs patrolled the course. Not an acci dent of a serious nature marked the day's erort. The Knox NT gave a fine exhibition. tr.akinp the best time in no fewer than four contests. A car cf this make, driven by Kred Belcher, made the third best time of the day in the c!a>s for machines of 301 to 450 cubic inches displacement, taking the climb in 2S seconds flat. The Houpt-Rock •uell car, driven toy Martin, was first in the class for cars selling for from $3,001 to $4,000. C. M. Rutherford, in a. National car, won in the Class C events, for amateur drivers. Other winners were the Buick. driven by W. H. Nan?, a Pope Hartford, a Y«?!ie car, driven by R. C. Van Devanter; a Steams car, piloted by K. Swan, and an E. F. M. car. with E. A. Taylor at the wheel. The times made by the cars follow: CARS COSTING J1,201 TO $1,600. Car and <Iriv«r. Time. T. M. F. E. A Taylor 9:36 24-100 Euick, Jones I 0:43 62-100 Ft*v*r. Cheney I: V°_« , nr . Evorctt. 1:14 75-100 Jackson. R. ryfit 1:17 54-100 CARS COSTING 11.601 TO 2.000. Euick. W. H. HaflM ifl 3 , 6 ,. ,^ Euick. Hints 0:3136-100 Oakland. H. A. R&ure 0:43 49-: 00 MarJ.u. H. Cassidy ©:43 4&-1W Yelia. F. C. Vmm DevcaMr «>:4o 20-UH) CARS COSTING 52.001 TO $3,000. Knox. F. Belcher 0:3046-100 XCaticna C. M. Rutherford 0:32 91-100 Chalmers, a Berpen 0:35 10-100 Palm-r & ~r..p".. C. S. Rice <V So 56-100 Chalnjf.J » Beii 0:35 56-100 CARS COSTING $3.<>01 to $4,000. Htv-pt-F.ock»f>n. Martin £2235 E5. J. Devigne ~ £52:22 Etearas, K. S*aa <.':3< -5-l"0 FREE-FOR-ALL. FOR CABS OF ALA. TVPE^ AND MOTIVE POWER. Fiat. R. De Talma 0:20 4S-100 rial. •• li. Br**K JJ : s*?iffi Columbia. J. R. KilpatrJck . 3» cn_i«v» National. C. M. Rutherford « : 2jiS?ioo Knox. L. A. Disbrow n'fo^m Zust. J. X Swan n^rli " 100 Steams. K. rtan X"?i Chalmers. J. Bell «-»» 9a_ino ._,,. Car. IV. ii Ploat 040 2»-lUW ljancia. A. Kere«son 0.408^-WU CAHS OF 231 TO KM ccmc INCHES piston DISPLACEMENT. <,. 32 _ 100 ki : ~?Sm3& kjluick. C. JOUOB A^fli-ILO F£S!SStf^-S: ''''• B£©mß S 1 juh^TT.:::::"::::..- o^swoo OAKS OF 3B ~aSESr?S "^ Kao*. FreJ Belcher £Io 81 " 1O ° Kuih^ori::::::::: g^ioo Xnox. t. A. Pisbrow g-^SIIS SSbJ" £3^" "aMAT^-b" DRIVERS^ARS C ffiUJSO, FOB fi.-"l TO S-.UW- Velio. R. C. Van Dey«nt«r 0:39 55-100 i-*i -* Ha .^cSr^-.-.r.v.:: S|« «rhal:ncrs. Fomth 0.3* —-1W -kv-iw AMATEUR I>RIVERS— LIMITED TO EY RESIDENTS OF PORT JEFFERSON AND VICINITI. jvnov. Fa. ion „_ o ... Jackson, P. Dyett ™ TX>R AMATETR DRIVERS— LIMITED TO CUIS OWNED BT MEJIHERS OF THE ii I. A, C AND CRESCENT A. C. Steams. K. Swan., 25?« M Jiuick. H. A. Trlmm --- v "- - 1 SPEED ALOMGKAMSAS ROADS Eleven Cars Still Remain in Glidden Tour. Wichita. Kan., June 25.— The eleven con testing cars -which remain In the Glidden tour out of the thirty that started left Wichita to-day for Kansas City. Mo., 232 miles distant. They are due there at 6 o'clock p. m. The Chairri* rs. the last car to lose Its per ttct Ma*Bj was i>t-nalized three points last : - r a *• nder tiiat had to be -wired to hold i: :n piacf. The cars still in the contest are two Premiers, two Chalmers, two Maxwells, one Cino. on« Lexington, two Molines and one Ohio. AUTOMOBILES. 4 cjL 60 H. P—ss,ooo.P — $5,000. \^^y 6 cji. H. P,--S6,QOa $5,000 Stock 4-cyl. Car, 60 H. P. Carrying 4 passengers in the class for cars costing $4,000 and over, time 33.95 seconds, Won the Port Jefferson Hill Climb at Port Jefferson, L. L, yesterday Defeating Steams, Zust, Knox and other high powered cars. We .. hxrK chmßrMo of das chassis, tamfeby Jfte New Departure Mfg. Co., tqsm* with metal stylo of bodies. FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY wincfe we will-be pleased to feownttrarc by appointment. AUTO NEWS OF THE DAY What the Trade Is Talking About on the Row. One of the most noticeable tiling* In con nection with the development of automobile auxiliaries is the enormous growth In the use of remountable rima within the last six month?. At least one out of every ten cars is fitted with remountable rims. There are more than twenty different makes of re mountable rlm<= on the American market at present, and most of the different makers are planning to increase their output to a considerable extent. The Dorian Remount able Rim Company will move its factory from its present quarters to occupy an en tire loft at the Bush Terminal, Brooklyn. The salesrooms will remain at No. 1783 Broadway. An automobile was pressed into service in a recent man hunt in Massachusetts. A. D. MaclAchlin, the travelling sales f.pent of the Royal Tourist Cur Company, was. in the neighborhood ot Monroe Bridge. in Massachusetts, when the hue and cry went up to get officials to come to the scene of the mur<j« r of a pheriff. Mr. ,ilac- I,achlln's Royal Tourist car was used for this purpose. "The roads and trails we covered were simply awful," declared Mr. Macl>achlin. speaking of his experiences, "but the spirit engendered by the hunt, the primitive and t>eastlike instincts aroused. certainly do not belong to this age of en lightenment. I aided the officers of the law to the best of my ability, but I never want to ere a Royal Tourist or any other car engaged on a similf i mission." President Cooley has just reported to the Buick Motor Company that he has completed 47.000 miles between February IS, 190?. and June 4, 1910, over the Texas plains. He 1c a salesman who has found the Buick of great help to him in covering his immense territory. He has spent $50 in repairs in the 47.r>00 miles. A resume of the work of the Hupmobile which HM Hupp Motor Car Company fur nished to the Detroit Police Department since the car was put into use shows some interest int; results. The car went into ser vice on May 1 and has b«en on the job continuously save for two weeks in May, owing to an iniury to one of the wrists of the officer who drives it. The total dis tance covered was 1.776 miles through the parks and over the boulevards of De troit. Lone-handed, this officer has caught a total of eighty-one offenders against the ctt7 speed and traffic ordinances. Twelve of these were arrested, and the others were allowed to gn free with a warning. Two of the offenders -were travelling at the rate of twenxy-eiKht miles an hour when caught; ono was making thirty-two miles, and still another was clipping it off at a forty-mh© gait. The first shipment of the new series Oldsmobile is expected at the New York salesroom early next week. It iB styled "The Oldsmobile Special 1911." The feature which distinguishes it from the other cars is the new Dutch door. This is In reality a double door, the upper half being re movable. When closed the straight line effect is carried clean from the radiator top to the rear of the tonneau. It is an improvement on the semi-forward door featured by the Olds Motor Works for several years. AUTOMOBILES. POPE-HARTFORD— Wins Again!! PORT JEFFERSON HILL CLIMB Time— 32 Seconds and 32-100 of a Second. OTHER RECENT NOTABLE VICTORIES: Atlanta-New York - Perfect Score 1.100 Miles without llftlnr the Bonnet Sunset Hill Climb - Ossining, N. Y. TIME 61.19 5- Passenger Touring Car Pony Tonneau - • $2,900.00 7-Passenger Touring Car - - - - $3,150.00 POPE HARTFORD AUTO CO. 1853 Broadway Phone 4994 Columbus E#&lfllV THE STAR PERFORMER X Nil A At PORT JEFFERSON HILL CLIMB Winning four principal events and making the fastest time of any stock car entered. In the Free-for-all the Knox Model R 40 H. P. StocK Chassis was only 7 and 3-100 seconds slower than a specially constructed Fiat Racer of 200 H. P. These victories of KNOX stocky cars again prove the superiority of KNOX CONSTRUCTION a*d demonstrate the KNOX speed and reliability. Knox Automobile Company, N. Y. Branch, 1966-69 Broadway, N. Y. City. Phones 4336 and 4337 Columbus. NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 1910. AUTO RUN OVER FOURTH Touring Club Members to Have a Quiet Holiday. MAY SEE HAMILTON FLY Vice -President Sherman Gather ing Data for the Setting of Secret Time Schedule. A number of entries were received last week at the Touring Club of America for the Owners' Sociability Run over the Fourth of July to Waterbury, Conn. Among the first to enter thi* competition, which will be conducted under a secret time schedule eet by Vice-President Sherman, wns Mrs. Dora A. Davies, who will drive lier own car. Mrs. Davies has made many lons distance tours by motor within the last two years and is one of the most capable women drivers In the country. Other prominent entrants include Harlan W. "vThipple, one of the pioneer motorists of the country; Orrel A. Parker, George W. Middleton. Percivai S. Jones, Arthur G. Newmyer and R. E. Ingersoll. An additional feature of interest that will enhance the pleasure of the three days' out ing will be ttte possibility of witnessing Charles K. Hamilton perform some of his aerial manoeuvres in New Britain, his home town. On July 4 Mr. Hamilton is engaged to show the residents of his native place how easy it is to travel in the air. and on Saturday, July 2. he will race an automo bile. On Sunday. July 3. as announced In the programme of the Touring Club run. a spe cial trip will be made from Waterbury to Hartford for luncheon, going by way of Berlin and returning via New Britain, mak ing a round trip of about sixty miles. The officers of the Touring Club are negotiating with Mr. Hamilton with a view of timing the arrival of the tourists in the coming Owners 1 Sociability Run at New Britain so that the trial flights contemplated by Mr. Hamilton on Sunday may be witnessed by the motor tourists. The two official cars of the Touring Club of America, carrying the officers of the club, made a trip over the entire route lart week to obtain accurate data on the con dition of the roads and to note the towns and cities in which local automobile regu lations are in force. The roads throughout the route were fond to be in admirable con dition and there are practically no local ppeed requirements that differ materially from the state laws. Good time cnfci be made on all cars, keep ing well within the provisions of sane and reasonable driving. This is one of the primary objects of the tour, to show that motor lovers can engage in a club run in a sociable manner while maintaining a rate of speed at all times within the legal lim its. Indeed, this will be necessary in the competition, as the time set by Vice-Presi dent Sherman will be wholly within the legal regulations. The cars will be checked on both days' runs at points along the routes which will be unknown to the contestants. Checkers ■will be sent out to observe the passage of the cars and note their numbers at some AUTOMOBILES. ■secret point, and evidences of flagrant speed violations will appear In the checkers' re port to the committee making the final awards. On the run from Watorbury to New York cars will be obliged to have their check ing time taken before 7 o'clock In order to figure In the competition for the prizes. This hour has been set so a-s to afford an opportunity to the motorists to witness the display of fireworks in New York on the evening of July 4. Entries for this run will close at the Touring Club of >. America, Broadway and 76th street, next Thursday evening, July 30. Three prizes will be awarded. A silver cup bearing the insignia of the Touring Club of America will be given to the owner whose running time comes nearest the schedule set by the Vice-President. The cars will leave the Touring Club of America on Saturday morning next, be tween the hours of 10 and 12 o'clock, each car being checked according to its actual starting time. NEW PALMER-SINGER MODEL A Four- fifty and a Six -forty Added to the Line. Palmer & Singer will introduce two new models In their 1911 cars and announce that some, are now ready and that deliv eries will begin on all models in July. Besides the six-sixty car, which they have featured In the past, they have a 40-horse power, six-cylinder model. They will increase the power of the four forty which they have hitherto made, and make it hereafter a four-fifty. The little four-thirty will be continued. The wheel base of each model has been increased and the various types standardized, with a few refinements which increase efficiency. The new factory at Long Island City is now running at full capacity and will en able them to double their output this year. Except in size, power and equipment, there will be practically no difference in These various models. They will be prac tically identical in design and will be man ufactured with exactly the same material and workmanship. The big six-cylinder cars will have 138-inch wheelbase and will have a motor 474-inch4 7 4-inch bore and S^-inch stroke, developing actually more than 60 horsepower on the block. The little six will have a 125-inch wheel base and a motor of 4-Inch bore and 43£ stroke. In order to give the largest possible body space, the arrangement of the. power plant in the chassis will be slightly different on this model from the arrangement of the motor in the big six. The motor itself is surprisingly compact. The four-fifty will have a wheelbase of 12? Inches and a motor of 5V£-inch bore and 614-inch stroke, while the little town cars will have the same motor sizes as before — AUTOMOBILES. You Hear the BIG CARS Shouting About 'Atlanta-New York 9 Endurance Run "Montauk Light or BUST," "X J. Auto Club Reliability," Perfect Score in Them All! It is conceded that the Atlanta-New York affair of 1,130 miles was the most terrific test to which a motor car was ever put. That is a matter of history and has been thoroughly well covered in the re ports published in the daily papers and voiced broadcast by those who took part in it. A glance over the cars which competed is significant — Packards, Thomas's, Loziers, in fact, all the classy cars sell ing up in the thousands of doilars were represented in that machine-rending grind. It is not neces sary to dwell on the subject — sufficient to say for our own gratification and those who own Fords that the Ford Model "T" did every whit as well as its high-priced, high-powered brothers — A PERFECT SCORE— THE LIMIT OF ATTAINMENT. The other runs, all in one week—"Mon tauk Light or Bust" and "N. J. Auto Club Reliability Run," pronounced by the experts to be the toughest affair yet pulled off in the East, also saw the "BIG HIGH-PRICED FELLOWS" doing their usual stunt— ACTING AS A FOIL to the FORD MODEL "T," selling completely equipped at $950. PERFECT SCORE I NBOTH EVENTS, not to mention the grand performances of the Model "T' Ford last season — notably the big victories in the "New York to Seattle Race" and "The Munsey Reliability Run." CAN YOU BEAT IT? • Of course you can't. It's a vindication of Ford methods — mechanical, selling and its careful treat ment of its customers. Public endorsement of Ford has made it possible for him to put a car of the calibre of the Model "T" on the market for $950. To date that same public has nearly absorbed 30,000 of this one model. We can make immediate delivery now on this car — For how Ing we can't tell. Whether Eastern ers take advantage of it or not, the balance of these cars projected for this season will be absorbed in Western territory whether we like it or not If you want one — Specify now. Brooklyn Store: ' m» n / J /7 Newark Store: Bishop, McCormick&Bishop _>~yr? / /$£ *&7* J **lrlm s**m* i^/V^^ji Essex Automobile Co 20 Halsey St. XJ&£*£%yyl&vDj ' V/C7Jsf*4+fZf£^ 592 Broad St. Distributors for Bronx: Paterson Store ( Unionport Garage NEW YORK BRANCH: 1721-1723 Broadway Ford Automobile Co. 2138 Westchestcr Avc TELEPHONE 6895 Col. 218 Paterson St. Complete as Shown, Including Magneto, Top, Windshield, Speedometer, Gas Lamps, Generator, Three Oil Lamps, Horn Tools and Tire Repair Kit. Demands Strict StocK 'Rules C. W. Matheson Says Public Is Deceived by Racing Car Entries. Many motor car manufacturers are com ing to a realization of the hopeless handi cap under which they suffer In competing In so-called stock car events, the operation of the American Automobile Association's rules applying to stock cars being notorious in the breach rather than in the observ ance. C. W. Matheson. hitherto a staunch ad herent and active supporter of sanctioned contests. Is wavering in his allegiance, as he feels that specially prepared machines are entered and started In what are sup posed to be strictly stock car events, and that cars regularly catalogued and sold as stock models have no chance In competi tion. "It is the public that Is being foolel with these miscalled stock car events," declared Mr. Matheson, just previous to starting on a lengthy trip around the Felling centres. "A false standard of quality is created by j the car 'run In' as the stock article In events intended for the simon-pure stock machine. The public Is under the belief j that such cars are similar in every respect to the models they would purchase from I a 4-inch bore and a t%-inch stroke and a ISO-inch wheelbase. Except on the six-forty the cylinders will |be cast in pairs on all models. On the j little six they will be cast in blocks of j 1 three. All will be cooled by fans supple- ; mentlng the water system, and will be me- j chanically oiled with separate oil feeds (as well as splash), operated by a gear driven pump. Dual ignition will be used on all models, with separate sets of spark plugs. Plain bearings are used throughout the motor. Four point suspension is employed for both motor and transmission. The»body types used include all regular touring and torpedo types, limousine and landaulettes and a number of special bodies that are of exclusive design. MOTORISTSJjOLD MEET Crowds Attend Races of Mount Vernon Automobile Club. [By Telegraph to The Tribune.] Mount Vernon, N. V., June 25.— The an nual meet of the Mount Vernon Automo bile Club was held this afternoor at the Empire City racetrack, and it proved to be a big success, as it attra-ted a large num ber of automobile enthusiasts. Thirty-five machines were entered in the different classes, an<l the races were started by Mayor Edwin W. Fiske of Mount Vernon. AUTOMOBILES. RECENT EVENTS the agent's floors, but the motor-wl.^ know differently. "It has been pointed out with a deal of truth that such departures from regular stock model procedure as special Ig nition equipment, reduction in the number of piston rings, enlarged lubrication leads, specially constructed camshaft?, specially timed valves, systematic lightening until some cars vary only a pound or two from the racing minimum of the. class, racing rims and tire eqJlpment. radical revision of the system of control and many other vari ations are common. The lay mind is badly fooled and experts are considerably mysti fied. "The day Is not far -distant when the motor public wiil revolt at the deception and the manufacturers practising such evasive tactics will reap a bitter reward. In the mean time It would eeem that the wisest thing for the manufacturer, who id willing to enter cars representing standard construction— cars taken Indiscriminately from stock and as sold to customers— had better stay out of competition where trick ery ami technical evasion of rules are the predominating characteristics." The leading event of the day was the Westchester Gentleman"? Handicap, which was won by Spencer Wlshard, of Port Chester, who drove a 60- horsepower Mer cedes. His time for ten miles was 6 min utes 20 2-5 seconds. The contest for the Interclub "Westches ter Cup" was participated in fry members Of the Bronxville. Bronx Valley and Mount Vernon auto clubs and the race was won by Russell Smith, of the Bronx Valley or ganization, with his 30-horsepower Buick. His time for the ten-mile course was 13 minutes 22 seconds. The cup offered by William H. Menrtoll, president of |ha Mount Vernon Automobile Club, was won by Byron Chandler. He drove a 20-horse power Fiat and made the five miles in 7 minutes 37 1-5 seconds. The obstacle race was divided Into two classes, and the first race was won by M P. Blatts in 19 1-5 seconds. The second class prize went to Byron Chandler, who drove his car In exceptionally fine style in 21 seconds. The club championship race was for members only of the Mount Ver non Automobile Club, and the distance cov ered was five miles. There were five en tries and Russell Smith in his 30-horse power Buick won handily in 6 minutes oO seconds. It was the first bi? meet that the Mount Vernon Club has ever held, and the other clubs in the county joined in making the affair a success. The officers of the Mount Vernon Club follow: President. William H. Mendell: vice-president. Charles P. Phil lips; financial secretary. Otto F. Rost; re cording- secretary, Louis A. Killing; treas urer. Anthony H. Seltz. Board of gov ernors — William H. Mendel!. Charles f>. Phillips. Otto F. Rost. I^ouis A. Kissling, Anthony H. Seitz. F. A. Merriam, J. J. Rinnot. Walter F. Stickles, E. H. Patterson and A. P. DelcamjDre. AUTOMOBILES. B BB MM IEM Cy L* if i, 5 PaBBe nger Touring Car *" Va nadium C « r with a 100 In. Wheel Base. Weight, 1,200 lb». WANTS CIRCULAR TRACK Racing Manager Says It Would Be Fastest Possible. In the opinion of automobile racing - T . pert*, there are a number of problem* ft the construction of motor speedways which have not as yet been solved. Dr. Wad» worth Warren, manager of the ; rrnefa^ teams of the General Motors Company, which enters In races the famous Bnlclc Roadsters, sail regarding: the new brie* pavement of the Indianapolis motor speed way: "The recent race meet at Indianapolis afforded an opportunity to test out a suit ably banked speedway paved with vitrifled brick. It was the opinion of all our drivers and mechanicians, and of the other drivers whom we had opportunity to consult, that this track is faster than th« Atlanta track, but more severe on tires, and that th» vibration set up In the machines when driving at high speed has a more pro nounced effect on both cars and driven than is noticeable on the softer dirt surface of the Atlanta track. "Records of the recent meet at Indian apolis show that higher speed can be ob tained on that track than at Atlanta, but In only a few Instances was there a lower ing of the records made on the circular, saucer shaped, wooden surface track of the Los Angeles Motordrome. The oval track at Indianapolis has th« advan tage of a long straightaway for the boms stretch, making the fini3h of the races an spectacular; but the starting wire is so near the first turn that the cars are almost ta the turn befor«^th«-y have gathered head way, and are inclined to skid down toward the pole. "Judging from what experience has be«n gained with new tracks to date, the ideal speedway would be a two-ml!e, saucer shaped, perfect circle, with banking lik« that outlined above, and such a track would amount to practically a continuous straightaway, which would not only be the fastest track In the world, but would la addition provide an element of safety ta both the public and the drivers that has not yet been reached." George W. Floyd, of the General Motor Company, has just sold five Bvlaj tari cabs. which will be shipped to Brazil. W. J. Lasher, former general manager of the H. J. Koehler Company, has r« signed from that p^ sttlon - RUNS IN THE FAMILY. From The Schenectady Union. Fire Chief Croker of New York does not believe in Civil Service. His uncle, tba exiled Tammany boss, never did. either. AUTOMOBILES.