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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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-
A 28-32 Pierce Arrow has been sold
within the past week to E. J. Stan
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. ;■' ;. ;:■ ■
"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
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
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.
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
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 $980,000
several years ago, and have greatly
increased in value since then.
ASCOT, March 17, 1006.— Presiding Judge,' A. W. Hamilton. Starter, J. J. Holt
man. Weather clear. Track_slow. , -
1226 FI^ S * RACE— Six furlongs, three-year-olds and up. Selling.
Index. Horae. Wt. St. % V& %■ St. Fin. Jockey. Ip. Cl.
1218 Prince Ching 5 ....107" 6 5n 7 2*4 .. 5 1 Th Doyle 3 4
1218 E. C. Runte 5 ....107 fi 4 R 2 4 .. 2 3 2 lVj Chandler fi 8
1212 Hagerdon a 107 3 lh lh .. lh 31 TtfcDaniel 6 5
1220 Mazapan 3 97 < 2ti 4h .. 3 2 4h C. Sullivan 4 4
(1221) Seed Cake 3 !>7 1 fi 1 6 % .. 4 1 6 1 Preston Wt 3
963 Quickslride 3 102 2 7 I M .. P fi 5 Homer 30 60
1197 Regal 4 108 f) 81 «h .. 6h 72 Borel S 1«
1206 Hirtle a 105 7 n By, .. 7 1 Sh Palms 30 60
1221 JSabe_B._J_... J^....loJ_S 3_h_3 1 •• S_4_ !> Kunz fi_ 15
Time— :liM, :4i\b, 1?16& At post" 2 minutes. Off 1:44. Value to wlnner~J32s.
Winner b. g. Pagan-Shin/? Chins. Owner Mrs. K. Maxwell. Start good. Won
driving. Second easily. Ching 8 to 6 place, 4 to 5 show. Rimte 3 to 1- place. 3 to 2
show. Hagerdon even show. Ching under sharp drive nipped out Runte in gnal
stride. Runte finished resolutely but not good enough. Hagerdon tired palpably
nnal sixteenth. .
|__7 SECOND RACE— One mile. Four-year-olds and up. Selling.
Index. Hoise. Wt. St. U Va %■ St Fin. Jockey. Op. Cl.
1204 Freeslas 5 103 4 42 4 1 2 2 12 17 "llorner 2 4
1219 San Lutlon a ...,U2 fi 3h 3h lh 2 3 21% Lynch 10 S
1214 Huapala 5 108 2 5 1 6 1 7 2 6H 3n McDaniel 2 13-5
1212 ' Moor a 110 33 h 2h 5h 42 43 Chandler 15 20
1212 St. Wilda a 110 621 SI 44 3tj U C.Sullivan 6 12
(1219) Ijehero 5 113 10 9 10 72 Gh 81 63 Kunz 6 5
1216 Ml Reina 5 '103 881 920 925 920 71 Grand lrt 16
I'l2 Gondolus a 110 51h 12 3h 5h Sh Doyle 10 10
1212 Nuptial a 10$ 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.
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Owner* Mutt Comply Rigidly With
Laws Governing Gasoline
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.
In Event of Another War Russians
Will Be Ready for the
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.; „ ,.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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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.
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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.
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."
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-.
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