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AUTO SALES ARE
UNPRECEDENTED LOCAL DEALERS HAVE BUSY TIME Wet Season Did Not Entail Decrease of Orders Among Los Angeles Agents, Who Report Exccp. tlonal Demand To one in quest of activities among automobile dealers of Los Angeles dur ing tho past week the task was dis couraging to say the least. •Not that there were^ things on the tapis among the agents. Quite the re verse and for that reason the trouble of getting In a word or two with the harassed dealers. One had but to enter the doorway of any garage In town to learn that business and business alone was the order of the day. To find out the trend of all these transactions was effected only after virtually holding up the garage owners and demanding what it all meant. To do this without disturbing the process of a sale required more or less sentinel performance on the part of an investigator who had needs be on the Jump to get in a question or bo side ways. Nfeurly every lOOfi make to be seen In Los Angeles has been given a thorough demonstration and the effects are now being shown by the number of orders which have poured in since the new cars have been placed upon the mar ket. Instances are on record for the past week where orders have been re ceived for machlns from out of town purchasers who relied solely upon the cars secured by friends from the var ious local agencies. The fact that very little chance for demonstration has existed In connection with tho liirge number of sales made is Indicative of a growing demand for the machines which nre so well adapted to the climatic conditions of this sec tion of the country. Several of the Los Angeles concerns where all cars had been sold out prior to the rainy season havo passed the week largely in repair work, with the demonstrators occupying n. prominent position near the show windows. Although nothing definite has yet developed. It will be no surprise should plans for an automobile boulevard In the vicinity of Los Angeles be made public at no far nway date. Several prominent persons in both the auto and political life of Los Angeles have a bee buzzing that may lead later to the added Joys of Southern California tour ing. Those interested have thus far refused to make known the progress of the idea that has become ripe in .their minds, but may do so before an other week has passed. Prospects of the racing game, so far as a strictly local meet is concerned, are at a standstill for the present, though the probable appearance of Barney Oldfield in Los Angeles during the month of May will lead to a re newal of the sport. The Angel City management lost heavily because of the downpour that • greeted the first two attempts made this year, and will direct all efforts for the present along lines calculated to bring some returns from the expendl 'tures put forth in promulgating the track events. Ralph Hamlln of the Franklin agency is meeting with success in the disposal of his IDO6 models, and dur ing the past week delivered a twenty horsepower, model D, Franklin tour ing car to John E. Parkinson, the Los Angeles architect. Mr. Parkinson is enthusiastic over his new purchase, which, by the way, he has had little opportunity of enjoying owing to the unsettled conditions of the March weather. A. R. Malnes of Los Angeles has also secured a Frar.k'in in the nature of a twelve horsepower machine, model G. C. L. Holmes of Redlands has be come the owner during the past week of a model G, twelve horsepower Franklin, which he will use along the orange scented roads of the upland community. The Hamlln agency has, since the beginning of the year, handled every Franklin 1906 model and, with the ex ception of the six-cylinder car, every Franklin is in stock, ready for de livery. The Marlon Motor Car company has been doing quite a business with the . second-hand cars since the set-In of the wet weather. They were unpacking the new order of runabouts and touring Cadillacs at the Lee agency yesterday, where a knot of those interested in the popular car were gathered to Inspect the new arrivals. ' The lot consists of three runabouts and three light touring cars, single cylinder, ten horsepower. These single cylinder cars have proved among the most powerful ma chines of their kind brought to the coast. With an occupancy of four persons the cars take the steep grade on the west side of the Second street hill with ease, demonstrating their power of endurance. The 1906 model four-cylinder tour- Ing Cadillac will arrive by -express within a few days and may be ex pected to find favor with those cog nizant of its power of endurance. . One of the 1005 models purchased by a Los' Angeles enthusiast has been - driven for twelve months without hav 'lng once entered a repair shop, and at the present time is apparently as , good a machine as on the day when it bade farewell to the factory . The 1906 model Is equipped with a three-speed planetary transmission. The weight of the car, although suc cessfully carried during the season of 1905, has been reduced from 3500 pounds to 2200 pounds. Among the added features is a new carbonator . and governor. !> The Cadillac company has offered a reward of $1000 to any one who will return a transmission In which the material has worn away. Two power ful brakes contracting and expand ing over the rear hubs render added safety for street travel. Throughout the car Is fitted with Hess-Brlght ball bearings, for which the Cadillac com pany has placed the largest single or . der ever received by the European firm, calling for $80,000 worth of the bear ings. F. C. Schlageter has purchased one of the model M light touring Cadillacs .. There is nothing artificial about the success of the Cadillac. It has been acquired by genuine merit and legiti mate business methods. Specially con structed cars driven by highly paid experts prove nothing of the actual road qualities of a car. They are simply an added; expense that the purchasers of these cars are forced to pay. They have never been compelled to pay experts to make a showing of ..the-. Cadillac, and. the expense thus saved has been used to lower the sell ing, price to a figure consistent with the quality. A. W, Gump reports a demand for CADILLAC- TOURING CAR, 1906 MODEL, FOUR CYLINDER demonstration of the new Jackson car lately received. The car now. In stock will be put in the delivery business tomorrow. Two cylindered, horizontally opposed under the body, of 20-24 horse power, with a passenger capacity of live, the Jackson bids to become pop ular among autolsts of the south. Smith & Anthony of the Elmore agency have passed through one of the most prosperous weeks in the history of their ngency, having sold nine cars since last Monday morning. Tuesday proved a record • day and when the total was completed six cars had been sold to in and out of town purchasers. As a self-starting and silent running machine the 1906 Elmore ranks with the finest cars In the country and the large number of sales during the week attests its growing popularity. Irving K. Ingraham, the well known globe trotter, will receive the first four cylinder Elmore to be delivered In Los Angeles, the arrival of the car be- Inpr anticipated on April 1. The fact that Mr. Ingraham has possessed ample opportunity of inves tigating the best makes, both foreign and American, adds value to the selec tion madn in the particular instance. Mr. Ingrham has used two foreign cars and one of American make. The following have placed orders for the four-cylinder cars: Mrs. -Fred Seigert, E. M. Morrisson, D. H. McCune and Irving Ingraham. Orders for the three-cylinder models are accredited to: T. E. Finch of Covina: P. A. Newmark, Y. R. Del Valle of the real estate firm of Del Valle & Freeman; G. W. Barber of Pasadena, G. C. Walters and Max Streicher. The orders quoted for the Elmore have been placed since Monday last. Two carloads are now on the road and the four-cylinders may he expected by the first of April. The three-cylinders are to be received three weeks later. New adjuncts to the Los Angeles Automobile Dealers' association are Bush & Shields, agents for the Pierce Great Arrow, who were admitted at the meeting of last Thursday even- Ing. A 28-32 Pierce Arrow has been sold within the past week to E. J. Stan ton. William Garland's Arrow 40-45 will leave the factory April 1. W. J. Conncll's Arrow is scheduled to reach Los Angeles by the middle of next month. The shipment of the recently ordered Pierce cars has been Impeded by a fire in the factory which delayed all orders received within the past month. W. K. Cowan is another of the deal ers who came away with a particularly successful week. Four Ramblers were sold Friday and among the purchasers were F. D. Blanchard of Covina and A. Z. Moore of San Diego. H. D. Ryus reports the sale of a White to E. E. Hendricks of Los An geles. ;■' ;. ;:■ ■ Aiuito=Orap]h§ "Around the World Glidden," known in Boston and private life as Charlie J., who, accompanied by his wife, is making a leisurely automobile tour around the world, has added 4405 miles in India to his total mileage. They arrived in Calcutta January 1, after completing the India tour. So far the Gltddens have visited twenty-seven countries and have covered 29,505 miles on their trip. Especially with new cars, which are now being: bought, the man who is his own chauffeur should regard the rule of looking over every part and tighten ing all nuts before going out. How ever well made a machine may be nuts will loosen during the early days of its running on the road until they get set. through all the parts becoming reciprocally adjusted, for a car, like a ship, must "find itself." A recent economy test in France is causing much talk among motorists. Traveling at the rate of forty-six miles an hour, a four-cylinder car, carrying four passengers, covered thirty-eight miles with one gallon of gasoline,. This performance Is considered remarkable. European motorists make more of a study of economy in fuel than Ameri can automobllists because gasoline is more expensive in the lands across the sea. George G. Wright, a Kansas City real estate man, recently bought a forty horse power automobile with which he means to try a unique experiment in his business. A Texas ranch, embracing 100,000 acres, Is to be cut up into smaller ranches and Mr. Wright will use the new automobile to show pros pective buyers over the property. The land Is level as a floor and the machine driver can "let-er-out" to his heart's content without fear of hitting any thing except a» bunch of cactus per haps. One thing that the recent change in the officials of the American Automo bile association promises is some finer work in legislative matters. Sidney S. Gorham of Chicago, the new secretary, Is a lawyer, as well as being an en thusiast in the cause. He is a great believer, too, in the touring: end of the sport, which promises well for new maps and information concerning routes. Secretary Gorham will make his headquarters in New York, at 31 West Forty-second street, after March 1. Common Cold« Arc the Cause of Mnny Serious Diseases A physician who has gained a na tional reputation as analyst of the cause of various diseases, claims that if catch ing cold could bo avoided a long list of dangerous ailments would never be heard of. Every one knows that pneu monia and consumption originate from a cold, and chronic catarrh, chronic bronchitis, and all throat and lung trou ble are aggravated and rendered more serious by each fresh attack. Co not risk your life or take chances when you have a cold. Chamberlain's Cough Remedy will euro it before these diseases develop. This remedy contains no opium, morphine or other harmful drugs and has thirty years reputation back of it, gained by its cures under every condition. For stile by All Drug i crlßts. LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 18, 1906. SELLS COOKED SHRIMPS FROM HIS AUTOMOBILE NOVEL SCHEME EFFECTED BY SAN RAFAEL MAN Enterprising and Rich Autoist Uses His Machine for Financial Gain. Puts Ocean Products on Market In Fast Style Frank H. Johnson, a wealthy young man of Sun Rafael, has purchased twelve acres of land within the corpo rate limits of the city and proposes to try chicken raising upon a scientific and up to date plan. He believes that the climate is favorable to his proj ect. All his fowls will be of high ped igree and will be handled by compe tent chicken men. Toothsome capons will be a specialty, and eggs stamped with the hour and date of laying will be another. Johnson has another hobby, and that is peddling fresh shrimps within a couple of hours after they have been caught. Last week the business men of San Rafael were surprised when Johnson stepped out of his automo bile with a quantity of warm shrimps, quoting them at six cents a pound delivered. The merchants were at first Inclined to take it as a joke, but hft showed them that he had 600 pounds of freshly cooked shrimps In his steam wagon. He easily disposed of them, and an nounced his intention to furnish shrimps every Tuesday and Thursday. Generally the shrimps sold in city markets are twenty-four hours old and rapidly lose their delicacy. Johnson will drive his automobile to Point San Pedro and get the shrimps as soon as they are caught and then hasten San Rafaelward with them. Young Johnson recently married a Miss Selby of San Francisco. His holdings were appraised at $980,000 several years ago, and have greatly increased in value since then. HERALD'S ASCOT FORM CHART ASCOT, March 17, 1006.— Presiding Judge,' A. W. Hamilton. Starter, J. J. Holt man. Weather clear. Track_slow. , - 1226 FI^ S * RACE— Six furlongs, three-year-olds and up. Selling. Index. Horae. Wt. St. % V& %■ St. Fin. Jockey. Ip. Cl. 1218 Prince Ching 5 ....107" 6 5n 7 2*4 .. 5 1 Th Doyle 3 4 1218 E. C. Runte 5 ....107 fi 4 R 2 4 .. 2 3 2 lVj Chandler fi 8 1212 Hagerdon a 107 3 lh lh .. lh 31 TtfcDaniel 6 5 1220 Mazapan 3 97 < 2ti 4h .. 3 2 4h C. Sullivan 4 4 (1221) Seed Cake 3 !>7 1 fi 1 6 % .. 4 1 6 1 Preston Wt 3 963 Quickslride 3 102 2 7 I M .. P fi 5 Homer 30 60 1197 Regal 4 108 f) 81 «h .. 6h 72 Borel S 1« 1206 Hirtle a 105 7 n By, .. 7 1 Sh Palms 30 60 1221 JSabe_B._J_... J^....loJ_S 3_h_3 1 •• S_4_ !> Kunz fi_ 15 Time— :liM, :4i\b, 1?16& At post" 2 minutes. Off 1:44. Value to wlnner~J32s. Winner b. g. Pagan-Shin/? Chins. Owner Mrs. K. Maxwell. Start good. Won driving. Second easily. Ching 8 to 6 place, 4 to 5 show. Rimte 3 to 1- place. 3 to 2 show. Hagerdon even show. Ching under sharp drive nipped out Runte in gnal stride. Runte finished resolutely but not good enough. Hagerdon tired palpably nnal sixteenth. . |__7 SECOND RACE— One mile. Four-year-olds and up. Selling. Index. Hoise. Wt. St. U Va %■ St Fin. Jockey. Op. Cl. 1204 Freeslas 5 103 4 42 4 1 2 2 12 17 "llorner 2 4 1219 San Lutlon a ...,U2 fi 3h 3h lh 2 3 21% Lynch 10 S 1214 Huapala 5 108 2 5 1 6 1 7 2 6H 3n McDaniel 2 13-5 1212 ' Moor a 110 33 h 2h 5h 42 43 Chandler 15 20 1212 St. Wilda a 110 621 SI 44 3tj U C.Sullivan 6 12 (1219) Ijehero 5 113 10 9 10 72 Gh 81 63 Kunz 6 5 1216 Ml Reina 5 '103 881 920 925 920 71 Grand lrt 16 I'l2 Gondolus a 110 51h 12 3h 5h Sh Doyle 10 10 1212 Nuptial a 10$ 771 Sh Sn 7h !U0 Wilmot 20 6ft 12«j Paramount 5 108 oin 10 10 10 10 Willis 6ft fi') 11M Tho Pride a _.....U0 Left at post. Palms . . .„ . __-__2o "0 Time— :25%, « :51%, ■ 1:18, 1:45. At post 2 minutes. Oft 2:ll7" 'Value to winner" $325. Winner eh. m. Hawthorne-Miss Maya. Owner B. F. Hobart. Start good for all but The Pride. Won in canter. Second easily. Freeslas 8 to 5 place, 4 to 5 .show. Lutlon 3to 1 place, Bto 5 show. Huapala 3 to 5 show. Freesias came away easily in stretch, winning as rider pleased. Lutlon finished resolutely. Huapala finished with rush on outside _of _>thers. 1228 THIRD RACE— Six furlongs. Thiee-year-olds and up. Index. Horse. Wt. St X V, % St Fin. Jockey. Op. Cl. (1161) Sliver Wedding 3.. 93 2 In 11% .. 12 13 McDaniel 2 4 1218 El Otros 4 105 6 fi 52 .. 21 23 Seder 7-5 6-5 11!U El Bernardo 5 ....102 4 32 2h .. 3h 31% Nichols 12 15 Usfi Dr. Hollis 3 110 121 3h .. 45 44 Fischer 4 3 (1203) Linda Rose 4 100 3 4 2<A 4 h .. 5 2 5 2 Preston 6 12 1050 Neatness 3 95 5 5h 6 6 6 Homer 13 25 Time"— i 24, :45%. l:ii*i. At post 1 minute. Off 2:40. Value to winner Y325. Winner eh. f.- Huron-Ogarita. Owner J. .1. O'Fiaherty. Start good for all but El Otros. Won easily. Second same. Wedding S to 5 place, 1 to 2 show. El Otros 1 to 2 place, out show. El Bernardino Bto 5 show. Wedding off flying, displayed keen speed all way, winning easily. Otros slow to lfave post, made up ground fast en far turn, but weakened eighth out under whip; pulled up quite lame. El Ber nardo tired fast ti na l_e ighth. , 1520 FOURTU RACE— One mile. St. Patrick's Handicap. Three-year-olds and Index. Horse. "~ Wt. St. \L H ~% St. Fin. Jockey. Op. Cl. 1215 Orileno 3 106 1 Ulj lUs 1 2 11 12H Preston 4-5 3-2 (1215) Ebony 5 114 2 3 1,6 3 6 G6 2 1 2 5 Doyle 7-5 6-5 1215 Yeoman 4 90 4 4 4 4 4 3h Grand 20 20 1222 lla. 3 ,87 3 2 XV, 2 h 2 % S 6 4 McDa nlel_.___. . 4_4 Time— :2s, :4£H4, 1716, 1:41%. At post 1 minute. Off 3:07. "Value to winner $500. Winner b. f. Ingoldsby-Admlttance. Owner Jas. Curl. Start good. Won easily. Second same. Orilene 1 to 3 place, out show. Ebony 2to 6 place, out show. Yeoman 6 to 0 show. Orileno reveled In soft trark, showed most speed and always held opponents safe, Sbony in long stretch drive finished resolutely, but had no chance to beat winner. Yeoman flnlsnert with rush, nipping out Ila. fo~QA FIFTH RACE— One and one-sixteenth miles. Three-year-olds and up. lioM selling. ; Index. Horse. Wt. St. % V- %. St. Fin. Jockey. - Op. Cl. 1216 Gentle Harry 5 ...111 11 n 2n 11 11 In McDaniel 3 0 1224 Graphite 4 98 7 7 7 Gh 53 2 3 Preston 1! 13-5 1181 Viona 6 *95 566 65 4h 2h 3(J Homer X 8 1214 Cherlpo 6 105 2 2h 4h 3 1 4 1 4 1 Palms 20 30 1217 Creston Boy 3 ....92 6in 3 2 2hi 3 n 510 Walker 20 40 1187 Elizabeth F. 3 .... S5 4 4h 5\% 5 n t> 6 6 3 F. Hildcbrand... 10 25 (1214) ICthylene 6 ... ....«101 3311h7 7 7 Grand •> 1 Time— :25, :50, 1:16, 1:42V4. 1:49 Vs. At post 2 minutes. Oft 3:37. Value to winner $325 Winner b. g. Kingstock-Villo Marie. Owner G. W. Roblson. Start good. Won driving. Second easily. Harry 2 to 1 place, 7 to 10 show. Graphite 7 to 10 place. 7 to 20 show. Viona 4 to 5 show. Harry faltered eighth out. but rallied nnal 100 yards and in sharp drive outstayed Graphite. Latter moved up fast 'entering stretch, finishing sturdily under whip, but not quite good enough. Viona tired fast final eighth. ■ jivnji SIXTH RACE— Six furlongs. Three-year-olds and up. Selling. Index. Horse. Wt. St. H % St Fin. Jockey. Q p . Cl. 1197 Rodolfo 5 107 43U21 .. 3% 1 h Nichols 6 15 1211 Betsy 3 101 2 IV4 1 3 .. 13 2VS Preston 5-2 5-2 1223 Durbar 6 109 14%3VA .. 22% 33 Fischer 3 4 1210 Mazonia. 3 *92 55h51 .. 4h4h C. Grand R 4U 1109 Revolts 115 6 61 64 .. 6 2 5 6 Doylo 6 5 1223 Anona 4 10S 32h 4 1 .. 5 h 6 3 Homer 10 16 (VlOfi) Miss Affable 4 ....103 7 7 7 .. 7 7 McDaniel 2VS 7 : Time— :24, :48%, 1:14%. At post i minute. Oft 4:06. Value to winner $325. Win ner eh. c. Amigo-La Maroma. Owner J>\ W. Davis. Start good. Won driving. Second same. Rodolfo 6 to 1 place, 3to 1 show. Betsy 9 to 10 place, 1 to 2 show. Durbar 1 to 2 show. Rodolfo swung to insldo rail final qirarter and in sharp last sixteenth drive outstayed Betsy. Latter under keen urging tired final 100 yards. Durbar finished sturdily under whip. ____________ |2«i«_~-"SEVENTH RA'CE— Ono mile. Four-year-olds and up. "Selling. Index. Horse. Wt. St. X M X St. Fin. Jockey. Op. Cl. 1214 Needful 6 114 9 9 9 fi ST I*l Donovan 4^ 9 1223 Kinsman 4 ........lu9 884 82 62 3^22 Kunz 2U 2V, 1202 Kxapo a ..:.,. -....•lO3 561 61 5h 41 3/4 Nichols 15 30 1211 St. Wlnifrede 6....108 731 lh ill 12 4n McDaniel 2 13-5 1214 Tenderci-est 6 108 3 21 4 1 4h 2 1,4 5 h Preston 10 7 1207 Tangible a 105 2 52 5 1 7 3 7 4 in Palms 30 '8' 1207 Red Damsel a ....108 6 7 114 7 1 '« » B H 7 B Donvitz 30 3D 1225 Patsy Brown 6 ....110 4 41 31 3 »,& Sh 85 Fischer 4 9 1211 Rublana 4 104 1 1 2V 2 2 2 2 h !' 9 Homer 8 13 Time— :25, :50, 1:16, 1:43 W. At post 1 minute. Off 4:31. Value to winner $325." Winner b. g. Mirthful-Nellie Osborne. Owner A. G. Funning. Start good. Won handily. Second easily. Needful 2^4 to 1 place, even show. Kinsman even place. 1 to 2 show. Exapo 4 to 1 show. Ncodful wore down Kinßman closing strides ami won going awjy. Kinsman under sharp urging final sixteenth tired closing ElrMes. Exapo : finished fast -wider whip next inside rail. 'Apprentice allowance. -.■■-...-. '*• ' . ■ ..■■-.. TO CLOSE NEW YORK GARAGES Owner* Mutt Comply Rigidly With Laws Governing Gasoline Storage Keepers of garages in New Tork are greatly excited over the recent deci sion by the lire department to revoke at once all licenses for the storages and gasoline In the garages where the law governing such storage Is not rig- Idly enforced. There are In New Tork city more than 200 buildings in which cars are stored and gasoline la kept on sale, and It ia asserted that in more than half of these the ordinances are openly violated. The garages were notified by the superintendent of combustibles that he would not reissue to them licenses per mitting tho Btorage of gasoline. The applications for licenses had been In Mr. Murray's hands for several weeks and in the meantime the garage own ers had been handling and selling gaso line under a "hold-over" provision of the law. The greatest cause of com plaint on the part of the bureau of combustibles is that most of the build ings in which gasoline is stored are heated by stoves or in some other way than that permitted by the law. The law says that garages must be furntshed with heat from apparatus In an adjoining butldlnff. In a number of cases It appears that the provision of the law which provides that gaso line must be stored In a- tank under ground has been disregarded. The charter provides a fine of $50 for a vio lation of the gasoline law, and an ad ditional fine of $5 for each day that the violation continues. So It will be seen that the garage keepers are up against a situation which is not by any means a laughing matter. TO USE ARMORED AUTOS In Event of Another War Russians Will Be Ready for the Enemy If Russia ever gets into another squabble with Japan, tt means to have Its troops in a position to travel more rapidly than the little brown soldiers, either toward or from the enemy. The czar's country is the first to add to its fighting equipment the "motor mitrail leuse," the war automobile. One of the machines has been de livered, and Russia has placed future orders for twelve of them this year, twelve in 1907 and twelve in 1908. This remarkable vehicle Is manufactured by the celebrated Charron, Glrardot & Voightfirm of Puteaux, France, near Paris. The body of the machine and every vulnerable point of the motor is protected by steel armor. On the top is a revolving turret, containing a Hotchklss quick firing gun. The drivers and gunners are pro tected by the armor and can watch the enemy through loopholes. One of the mose useful parts of the machine's equipment consists of two steel rails, strapped outside of the body, which are to be used in bridging ditches and climbing steep grades. The machine weighs 6380 pounds without the crew. It is capable of a speed of thirty miles an hour. The cost Is $10,000 for each vehicle.; ,. MAY CHANGE ROUTE OF GLIDDEN TROPHY TOUR NEW YORK 18 SUGGEBTED AS THE STARTING PLACE Idea of New Route Has Arisen Because of Poor Roads Which Characterize Course Originally Planned — Cleve. land Western Starting Point An alternative route for the Glidden trophy tour of 1906 Is under considera tion by the Glidden commission. Since attention was called to the undesir able character of much of the route scheduled for the national run, the demand among prospective compet itors and among manufacturers who will be represented in the tour has be come so general that a change in the original itinerary at least is assured. Philadelphia autoists arc in favor of New York city to a man. . As planned the tour was to have be gun at Buffalo on July 23, the route being via Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa and Montreal to Quebec, returning via Maine, the White Mountains, Lake Champlain, Saratoga and Albany to New York. The distance to have been traversed would have been about 1500 miles, more than one-third of which would have been over execrable roads, with hills, sand and rock predominating. The itinerary would have occupied twelve days. Objections were raised not only to the distance, the time to be occupied and the unknown character of part of the circuit, but also to the lack of hotel accommodations in some sec tions, the scarcity of repairing facili ties In case of accidents and the loss of publicity in starting from Buffalo In place of from New York city. These objections have become widespread. In the alternative route under con sideration Cleveland will be the west ern starting point, with the run to Buffalo, Toronto, Kingston and Mon treal, returning via the Lake Cham plain and Lake George valleys to Saratoga, where the trophy competi tion will close. Tourists may then re turn at their leisure to New York, Philadelphia, Boston or Buffalo, as suits their convenience. The distance of this competition route would be barely 1000 miles and could be covered in ten touring days. The bad roads from Montreal to Que bec and the sand roads in Maine and New Hampshire would thus be avoid ed. For trophy competitors from New York, Boston and other eastern points Syracuse is suggested as the eastern starting point, that being about the same touring distance from Buffalo as Is Cleveland. There is a very strong feeling, how ever, that New York city ought to be made the eastern starting point, if not of the trophy competition, at least of the tour. As has been told, the suggestion is widely favored that the tour be started simultaneously from New York city and other points at equal distance from Buffalo and that the competition proper begin at Buf falo and end at Montreal. In that event a regular itinerary would be prepared for the return either via Maine and the White Mountains or via Lake Champlain and Lake George, but would not be compulsory. FOR CHARITY'S SAKE MONKS WILL USE AUTO HORSELESS VEHICLE TO CROSS ALPS Specially Constructed Cars Are Being Built for Conveyance of Belated Travelers Who Must Rely Upon St. Bernards It Is difficult to imagine a St. Ber nard monk in a motor car, and yet such is the latest adaption of this modern method of locomotion. The good fathers on the heights of the Great St. Bernard pass have de cided to employ an automobile to climb the steep gradients, and cars are being specially constructed to transport pro visions and wood from Aosta to their hospices, and the monks clad in their cowls and habits will be the chauf feurs. It is a strange instance of human in gratitude that travelers will pass many days of bad weather within the hos pitable wall of the great monastery on the pass, eat the food that has been drawn in sledges at immense cost over the icebound tracks, warm themselves at their fires at night, and depart with out placing one sou in the box which stands near the door, or even, in many instances, thanking the monks for their shelter. It is calculated that 25,000 persons stayed at the hospice on an average one day In the year and barely 2000 of these have ever offered to pay any thing on their departure. This the more lamentable because the property owned by the good fath ers is decreasing yearly in value, and possibly Borne day that picturesque remnant of another age will make way for some mountain hotel, where visi tors will be charged high rates, and from which the charity, poetry and romance will be gone. FORTUNES SPENT IN AUTOS American Manufacturers Have Low. ered Prices to Meet Severe Foreign Competition The sum of $45,800,000 was paid out by the American people for 23,996 automo biles in 1905. Of this amount $39,100,000 went to American manufacturers for 22,970 American-made machines. The total number of automobiles of American manufacture of 1905 was 27, 840, leaving 4870 in ■ stock for sale on January 1. The total number of machines made and sold in the United States during three years ending January 1 was 41, 043, at a gross value of $58,742,900. The average selling price of Ameri can-made "autos" has Increased to $1702 from $1170 in 1903, while the imported cars, figuring on all sales for three years, show an average selling price of $6710. The extraordinary increase in the Im portation of foreign machines Is indi cated by the fact that in 1903 only 375 were brought in, costing $1,300,000; in 1904 the number had jumped to 602, at an appraised value of $2,209,492, while in 1905 we imported 1026 cars at a cost of $6,700,000. An interesting feature of the year's record is that the Increase In cost to the manufacturer himself has been greater than the Increased cost to the consumer, indicating that the American manufacturer has realized that to hold his home trade he must meet foreign prices. Carpet Store* Furniture Stores Wall Paper aii:( I*uiut More* we carry a large sicik of 76-inch col ored Burlaps; also 36-ln?h and 40-inch widths. . Window shades, table oil cloths, wall paper. American Varnish company's varnish. .Walter Bros., 627 S. Sprto*- The Marion Car Has just Arrived 4 Cylinder— 1 28 Horse Power Unsurpassed for strength and durability, as well as simplicity and beauty. Marion system of cooling is guaranteed to give satisfac- tion to those who use them. We are prepared to demonstrate this new arrival at any time. Call and see us.* . Southern California Motor Car Company Jlgents 200 East plinth St. Home 3862 Home 3862^ C©,dilla_c Repairs, Storage and Supplies , Lee Motor Car Co. • 1218-20 South Main Street %^^^_|3% Rambler $1350 ¥|MjW^S»"T^Qg/ Rvery equipment *"■* ' Carries s people. W. K. Cowan *aa* : *&»**>•*.■ WHITE GARAGE Whites and Oldsmoblles ' 712 South Broadway. Home 2686. 11. D. Ryns. Manager Mnln IS.-6 712 South Broadway. BUSH & SHIELDS Agents for the PIERCE GREAT ARROW . A Thoroughly Equipped Repair Shop and Garage. OPEN DAY and NIGHT. 053-033 South Mala Street. Phone Sunset Broadway. 7066. R. C. HAMLIN FRANKLIN M BJ2s R All Models Ready for Immediate Delivery. 1800 South Malr. Street, Hulburt Comes to Life If reports be true, the New York Giants are still the same crowd of ball tossers who have made life miserable for more than one quiet village into whose em brace they have been received as guests for their period of spring train ing. Maybe Mike Donlin could get Alon.tr for a month without raising some trouble or other and maybe Marvin Hart could stand before Jim Jeffries for the fractional part of a. round. Some of the other Yorkers are as bad an Mike, and the most recent affair in which they figured brings to the fore a ball tosser who a few years ago was famous as the largest man and poorest player in the Pacific Coast league. All Los Angeles fans will remember Hul burt, the gigantic catcher who was secured by Manager Morley during an sbsenrtminded moment of the latter. Although a frost as a diamond man this same Hulburt has proved himself somewhat, of a mixer. Upon their ar rival at Memphis the other day prepar atory to practice, the Giants set out to have a little sport at the expense of peaceable citizens. Standing in front of the hotel, the world's champions amused themselves for a while by directing various uncalled remarked to r.as?.»rs by. Soon an athletic young gentleman with a southern belle upon his arm came strolling along and forth with a witticism was directed at them which had anything but a soothing In fluence upon the tall escort. Like a flnsh went two long arms and in less than a Jiffy a sprawling, discomfited set of Broadway idols were gathering themselves together as "Mr. Hulburt, suh." and the girl continued on their evening stroll. It Is reported that Mc- Graw has been looking for Hulburt ever since with an idea of signing him. Lave Cross Is Popular One of the striking instances where an able and steady ball tosser has gained respect and popularity not ex ceeded by men in other walks of life is that of Lave Cross, the famous third baseman of the Philadelphia Athletics. For fourteen years the name of Cross has been synonomous with that of the Quaker City and now as he leaves his old stamping grounds to became a member of an opposing team, Philadel phia fans, Instead of taking offense at his going, are outdoing themselves In an effort to make the wonderful little fielder recognize the hold which he has secured upon their affections. Cross has accepted a berth with the Wash ington team, and while a tendency to criticise another player might be ap parent the case is a reversal so far as Lave is concerned. The latest tribute to the player who has never in the slightest degree been mixed in a dis creditable incident has been tendered in the nature of a dinner given by Philadelphia citizens. Altrock Is a Big One Now Nick Altrock, the big German pitcher who once twirled for the Angels team, is expected to be the strongest mem ber of the Chicago White Socks dur ing the coming season. Altrock's prin cipal as3et while with the Angels was a voice that sounded like an auto horn and a form which resembled Marvin Hart in fighting pose. Fitz Has More Troubles Poor old Bob . Fitzsimmons. They are handing it to him in a different form every day and where his troubles will finally end is beyond the power of anyone to predict. Among other lncumbrances that have caused him re gret Is a French poodle valued at $5000. Now some few days back a man by the name of Haggerty took a liking to this same Parisian canine and whistled with a seductiveness that soon had Bob mourning the loss of his pet. Later Haggerty was arrested and charged with grand larceny. Fltz in the good ness of hts heart : or for some other reason refused to prosecute. The main treuhJ* tat FU> arose when Haggerty. 7 J g t r JACKSON sand too deep, no hill .SgS&9flQ3S^fe ! A° W. GUMP AUTO- tSS** l^®!©} MOBILB CO., 1118-1120 CSS. • :' ■ •SBBi- S. Main. . Agents wanted. . Squaro deal | and quick work on auto repairs. THE MARION ! Has Arrived 4 cylinder, 28 horsepower. Call and let us demonstrate its merits. Marlon sys- tem of cooling guaranteed to give sat- isfaction. "*"__« i SO. CALIFORNIA MOTOR CAR CO., I Home 3862. 200 Eu«t Oth St. _ THE) KI.MORE ' . ;' - Elmore Automobile Co., i■! • - : .■'. : 057 So. Mala St. ■ ' j ii-ii'i, r~ Reo Motor Cars Sold only hy LEON T. SIIKTTLEB. Home Ex. 167. Sunset Ex. 633. 633 South Grand Aveane. ; Sportinq Goods 138-142 SOUTH MAIN Pate and Q^A/^^*^ Ertoager -^.^y Brew OnDrtugbtat Jo*. Metoer k Co. 141-147 S. Matt after being loosed by the minions of the law followed Bob to a cafe and commenced an abusive tirade against the once prince of boxers. .At last the Corntshman would stand it no longer and let drive with a gentle tap, that sent the disturber to dreamland. The next day Haggerty got out a com plaint charging Fitz with battery ana suing him for $500. Waddell Grows Generous Rube Waddell is again back in . the traces— or was at last accounts. His yearly promise to be the leading cherub has been solemnly made. and accepted with all allowances possible to . the imagination. Rube among other fac ulties has developed one of generous ness and lately in the presence of 'a number of players and fans, prior to leaving for the southern training trip, peeled oft* a five dollar bill from a roll of greenbacks and offered wifey , one with which to buy a new silk dress. Rube's idea of feminine garniture is In keeping with his remembrances of Adam's ale. WILL STRIVE TO CLIP SECONDS FROM RECORDS AUTOISTS EXPECT TO MAKE 100 MILES AN HOUR Predictions Are That Coming Year Will Witness Present Mile Record Smashed and One Hundred Miles Covered Within the Hour With the two miles a minute auto mobile record an accomplished fact, the big mark aimed at in the next Ormond-Daytona beach carnival I will be 100 miles an hour. .• \- This will be the slogan of the space annihllators in preparing for the big tournament of 1907, according to W. J. Morgan, who returned from Cuba recently, after a trip ex tending, over two months, during which he directed all the automobile and motor . boat meets in the south. "Anyone who predicted 100 miles an hour for an automobile a year or two ago would have been laughed at," said Mr. Morgan, "but it is within the pos sibilities and will probably be attained on the Ormond-Daytona track next winter. Clifford Earp covered 100 miles Inside an hour and a quarter at the recent carnival, running the greater part of the distance with only three tires. Had he been able to avoid mis haps he would have run close to the flat mark we aim at. .•■■■■■. "The prospects for a new mile rec ord? Well, it should be reduced to 0:25 without trouble. .Marriott got well within the half minute and I think the biff Darracq, with Hemly or Demogot driving, would have run a faster mile than It did had it been at its best. Ten miles in five minutes Is also a possibility, but a remote one." DON'T OVERLOAD THE AUTO Overloading a car is like overload* ing a stotmtch. Both will •■ tell •■ their story in time. The man who owns a small touring car of the , ten horse power good-roads sort often overloads tt. When the clutch falls to hold, th« low-speed gear is loose, the, tires rim cut and the springs sag, he' wonders "what alls it." If your : car. Is . in . this dyspeptic condition, turn your i mind backward and consider whether, you have been guilty of overloading. -.'• .\ Owing to . the rush of ' business > the Talk-o-Phone department of I the - South ern California Music company i will- be open Wednesday and - Saturday evenings for the accommodation •> of Herald t sub-. scrlbers. > . iWsa6BmSßßffi!£mtffi&m&.