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CONTEST RULES
ARE PUBLISHED
BOARD OF A. A. A. ANNOUNCES
AMENDMENTS
Classification 01 Cars and Penalties
for Misrepresentation Among
Most Important In List
of the Rulings
The following is a brief summary of
the principal amendments to the 1910
contest rules adopted by the contest
board, and approved by the board of
directors of the American Automobile
association and the Manufacturers'
Contest association at Chicago, Febru
"gtatus of "Stock Car" and "Stock
Chassis'—To insure the competition ol
bona ride stock cure, manufacturer! are
required to die with the contest board
a complete description of their various
stock models Intended for competition,
thoir status as Btock cars being based
on the ratio which the quantity pro
duction o£ the individual model bears
to the total annual output of the maker,
us given in the table. Promoters wIU
be furnished by the contest board with
copies o£ those official descriptions, and
cars when examined by technical com
mittees .throughout the country must
conform to such description to be eligi
ble to start in any stock car or stock
chassis event
Classifications
Class "A" price classification—The
numbering of the division* in this class
has been reversed, division 1A being
made the lowest priced cars and seven
divisions are provided in this class in
stead of six as heretofore.
Class "B," piston displacement and
minimum weight stock cars—The num
bering of the division in this class has
been reversed, division IB being made
the smallest piston displacement, lbO
cubic inches and under, and a sixth
division has been added for the larger
It should also be noted that in this
piston displacement class it Is intended
that ears should compete at their nor
mal minimum chassis weights, the
adding or attaching of any dead weight
to the car as ballast to enable it to
compete in any other division than that
to which its normal chassis weights
entitle it being prohibited.
To meet this prohibition against bal
last the minimum chassis weights nave
been reduced 100 pounds In each of the
six divisions. ...
Class C. Piston displacement with
out minimum weight restrictions or
stock car qualification-This class has
been added to afford an opportunity
for competition between motors of ap
proximately equal size, six divisions
being provided according to piston dis
placement, but without stock car qual
ification or minimum weight restric-
Thi's class might be considered the
experimental or development class.
General Rules
Contest board national organization-
First—Provisions have been made for
the appointment by the contest board
Of the referee for every contest, from
a selected list of men of undoubted
standing, familiarity with and ability
to administer the contest rules, located
In every locality where contests will be
held and known to the promoting clubs
and associations in those localities.
Second—To the further end of estab
lishing and maintaining the strict com
pliance of all entrants with the stock
car requirements of the rules, a tech
nical committee is provided, of which
the associate member of the A. A. A.
technical committee In the district
where the contest is held shall be chair
man, together with such other techni
cal members as the promoter may ap
point, technically to inspect all cars
offered for competition and to prev< nt
the entrance of other than bona fide
stock cars.
Third—The third element to complete
the organization of the contest board
is found in the official representative ot
the board previously provided for, who
will be in attendance at every contest
to co-operate with the referee and the
technical committee in th strict en
forcement of all the contest board
Entries—The promoter is prohibited,
under pain of disqualification, from ad
vertising the proposed competition of
any entrant in a contest until his entry
has been actually made. The promoter
is also required to secure a signed en
ti-v blank and entry fee from a pro
posed entrant, In order to bring such
entrant within the. Jurisdiction of the
contest board's discipline in casu of his
failure to appear.
Supplementary regulations—ln order
that the governmental functions and
supervision of the contest board may
extend to every form of contest, a pro
moter desiring to make regulations for
some particular form of contest not
included in the published rules of the
coritest board, may do so upon
milting such supplementary regulations
to and receiving the approval ot the
contest board.
Certified trials—To put the .stamp of
authenticity upon any Bpei lal form of
road trial or test of an individual motor
car or accessory, the maker, owner,
ugent or dealer may secure from the
contest board an official sanction for
smh trial, which will be carried on
under the supervision of a representa
tive of the contest board under the
eeneral rules and the special rules of
the board in such case provided.
Advertising—To prevent the holding
of contests which could not. in any
way redound to the benefit of the sport
and industry, the following rule has
been adopted:
"Any owner, manufacturer, draw,
agent or driver taking part In or direct
ly connected with any contest other
wise than under these rules, and ob
taining extensive advertising there
from, shall be deemed to be guilty of a
breach of these rules.''
Records—To prevent the indiscrimi
nate advertising and improper com
parison or performances or alleged
records, all claims for records must be
made to the contest board within ten
days of their accomplishment, and no
record shall bo advertised until ac
cepted and allowed by the contest
board The board may reject any claim
Which in its opinion would not promote
the best Interests of the. sport.
No claim for a record at a distance
under one mile and up to five miles
will be allowed unless taken with a
recording automatic timing device and
the actual recorded evidence submit-
Provision in made for a register of
records to be kept by the contest board.
Amateur definition—The definition of
an amateur is amended by adding an
additional restriction so that "no one
who is actively engaged in the auto
mobile or aeceSßory Industry" may
compete as an amateur.
Amateur entries—An amateur shall
neither enter for nor drive in any con
test a car which is the property of any
ion or corporation actively engaged
In the automobile or accessory in
dustry.
Powers of referee —For the safety of
all concerned the referee's powers have
been broadened as follows:
He shall prohibit any driver or me-
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chanic from entering or continuing fn
any contest who, In his opinion, i? phy
sically unfit.
- He shall nave the right to stop a
race before its scheduled termination
If emergency demand such action, and
In such a cue no award shall be mada,
He may order the postponement of
an event for any reason which, in his i
judgment, after consulting with the
promoter and representative of the
contest board, may be valid.
At his request a driver or mechanic
must furnish a physician's certificate
as to his physical and optical fitness to
enter a race, or may be required to ,
submit to a test to determine suc'i
fitness.
The following- provision has also been
added to the duties of the referee:
"The referee may disqualify any
driver, mechanic, entrant or entrant's
representative who shows discourtesy
toward any official."
Delivery of prizes—ln the event of
a protest, or an appeal to the contest
board from the decision of the referee,
no prizes shall bo delivered until an
official decision is rendered.
Promoter's Liability— Promoters are
required to use every precaution in the
proper preparation of the track or
course and the proper safeguarding of
same during practice or the running of
a contest, and sliail be held responsible
for any accidents resulting from their
negligence In these matters.
Unadulterated Fuel Supply—Strin
gent regulations are provided for the
testincr of contestant's gasoline and to
insure the use of a standard and un
adulterated fuel supply. Disqualifica
tion of the owner, entrant, driver and
ear, or any or all of them, li the pen
aJty for violation.
Special Road Race Rules
The protection of the public and Of
the contestants being the paramount
consideration in the running of a road
race, the following rules have been
adopted:
Permits to Use Road—Before offi. lal
sanction will be granted for a road
race, hill climb or speed trial or any
other competition on the public high
way a promoter shall first obtain thi
properly authorized permission of any
and all local authorities for the use of
such highway, and shall file the orig
inal or a certified copy of such permis
sion with the contest board.
Safeguarding Public and Contestants
—A promoter must also furnish evi
dence satisfactory to the contest board
that he has taken every possible pre
caution to safeguard the general public
and the contestants, including the
proper preparation of the roadway, and
especially for the prevention of dust,
the policing of the course, closing of
highways and erecting fences where
needed, and shall file with the contest
board the. original or a certified copy
Of any and all contracts and agree
ments made or entered into by him for
the accomplishment of such safe-
guards.
Repairs and adjustments—All me
chanical repairs and adjustments must
be mada exclusively by the. crew of a
car.
Repair pits and attendants—There
shall be located at the start and finish
line one repair pit for each car started,
not less than fifteen feet long and
eight feet wide. Each contestant shall
be entitled to have three attendants.
two of whom shall be permitted to
make replacement of gasoline, oil and
water and replacement or replenish
ment of <ins, or crank the motor, when
contestant's car is at a standstill at
its pit, but said attendants shall in no
case make any mechanical repairs or
adjustments to the ear or assist In
any manner In such repairs and ad
justments.
Spare parts, tools, etc., may be laid
on the shelf or ledge in front of the pit,
and pit attendants, While in the pit,
but not otherwise, may hand same to
the driver or mechanic.
A violation of this rule shall dis
qualify the car.
Fraud—Any attempt at fraud in the
evasion of the definition of siock car
and Stock i hassis and status of the car
on the part of an entrant shall dis
qualify the car. the driver and the en
trant."
In addition to the foregoing their is
provide i ;i complete n I of rules for the
running of a road race. Including
weighing in and weighing out require*
ments, signal code for contestants, in
ternational road symbols for marking
the course, road regulations, special
duties of officials, etc.
Special Track Rules
Trai Us are divided into three classes,
namely, one-half mile track, one mil ■.
two miles or OV«r (specially con
structed sp Iways),
Tracks must be licensed—Tracks
will be Ins] ted by a representative
of the contest board, and if arrange
ment of fences, buildings, ditches, pro
visions for laying the dust and other
safeguards mccl tie- requirements of
th.' contesi board, they will be licensed
such licenses expiring on December 31
of each year.
Licenses will not be issued to tracks
which from the nature of their sur
t turns, whether on account of
dust, Roughness, fencing or otherwise,
may he considered dangerous,
Track meeting limited to three days
—No sanction will he granted for a
track contest of more than three days'
duration.
One-half mile track—No record will
be allowed which is made on a track
less than one mile in length.
Driving reverse way of —Any
contestant who drives the reverse way
of a track shall be Immediately dis
qualified, suspended and reported to
the contest board. The referee has no
alternative In this regard.
-•\ Other Contests
Change of drivers—No driver shall be
permitted to drive or have charge of a
car for more than three consecutive
hours. After the expiration of such
three-hour period ho shall not be

LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 28, 1910.
again permitted to drive utitil he lias
taken at least one hour's rest.
No twenty-four-hour race shall be
permitted on one-half mile track.
en ■■it least one hour's rest,
o twenty-four-hour race shall be
mltted onj one-half mile track,
.■pairs and Replacement! Repair*
and replacements are restricted to the
part or parts actually damaged. No
complete assembled unit, such as retr
construction, transmission gear case,
motor clutch, etc., can be totally re
placed unless damaged in all of its
parts. When one or more parts of an
assembled unit are damaged, such dam
aged parts only may be replaced.
Other rules added are: Adequate
code of signals to contestants. Re
striction of repairs and replaced. to
tlier rules added are: Adequate
b of signals to contestants. Re
. tioii of repairs and adjustments to
a car on the track to those which can
be made by the driver and mechanic
and only such as will enable the car
to run to the pit or paddock.
In case of total disability on the
track, a car may be towed to the pit
or paddock by a car approved by the
referee.
Technical' inspection during a race of
any car which may be considered un
safe.
Stopping and restarting of race not to
be announced in advance.
No work to be allowed on a car dur
. ing any intermission.
' • Rules for Hill Climb
Provisions previously cited relative
to permits to use the public roads and
evidence of safeguarding public, and
contestants must be compiled with be
fore sanction will be issued.
Length and Grade—The promoter
must file with the contest board ten
days before the running of any hill
climbing contest a surveyor's certificate
of the length of the hill to be climbed
and a profile showing the greatest per
centage of grade at any point and the
average grade for the total distance.
These figures must also be stated In
the entry blanks.
Except for the above, with a few
minor amendments, the hill climb rules
lor 1909 are unchanged.
Reliability Contests
A summary of these rules for 1910
will be issued shortly.
Complete Contest Rules
The complete contest rules for 1910
are now being printed and will be is
sued as soon as completed.
(.Official.) CONTEST BOARD,
American Automobile Association.
S. M. BUTLER,
Chairman.
INCREASED BUSINESS IS
RESULT OF BIG EXHIBIT
W. D. Newerf Declares Public Has
Chance to Line Makes Up and
Select Favorite
In speaking of the big automobile
show and what results were accom
plished through the display, W. D.
Newerf, president of the \v. D. Newerf
Rubber company, said: "1 consider the
recent automobile show to be one of the
greatest events of the kind ever seen
in this country, and I have taken in
nearly all Of the big shows of the east
ern cities from the first one that «a.s
ever held.
"These events cannot but be product
ive of great benefit to dealers and to
the public, for the reason that this is
an age of demonstration, where the
public may have the opportunity to
the various makes of ears at one and
the same time, meet the representa
tives of these cars right there and then,
and have the parts explained thorough
ly, which give to the prospective buyer
better facilities for acquiring the
knowledge sought than in any other
way."
Mr. Newerf, who also is president of
the United oil Refineries, is more than
gratified with the week's result, and
already six wagons are making city
delivery of autoline daily and ki lit
busy from morning till night, while or
ders pile In for the cylinder and engine
oils, of which 126 products are manufac
tured by the United oil Refineries lure
in Los Angeles,
WILL EQUIP CORBIN WITH
NEW TIRES FOR RACING
Al' Livingstone, Driver of Speed
Burner, Expresses Preference
for Goodyears on Car
After 1 aving competed in more than
thirty frees on Ascot and other racing
Hacks, the little Corbln rarer i to
have a ccmpleti .■! Of new racing
tires for tnc events next Saturday and
Sunday nl Ascot park, when the little
■ l tuner will he pitted against tin
crack drivers of the eastern tracks and
their specially Imported cars. These
tires will be Good? earn, which have
stood the test on the Corbln in the
rast, and although the tires now on the
car lie '-tin good, these will be used
onlj in I'taiti ■•(• work and the new set
kept strictly for racing purposss.
Al. Livingstone avill not use any
other make of tires, than (Jixidyears,
and alter the grueling grinds through
Which the tires now on the Corbin have
gone In the past his faith is well
founded. Tin- W. D. Newerf Rubber
company has been given the order for
the new set of racing tires which will
he used lo equip the car for the com
ing events.
John H. Parker, vice president and
general manager of the United Oil re
fineries of this city, accompanied by
D. W. Seniple, will leave this evening
for Bakersfleld to attend a meeting of
oil interests to !,.■ held in that city
day. They will return about the
middle of the week.
JOE MATSON TO
RACE AT ASCOT
NOTED AUTO DRIVER SIGNS
FOR LOCAL MEET
Crack Eastern Pilot Will Have to
Extend Himself to Beat Har.
roun, Livingstone and
Other Stars
Joe Matson, winner of the Indiana
trophy race and one of the Vanderbllt
cup contests, will drive at Ascot park
next Saturday and Sunday. After sev
erals days of negotiating terms were
arrived at with the famous driver, and
yesterday every detail was settled.
MatßOn will be at the wheel of one of
Ray Harroun's racing cars.
This announcement will be well re
ceived, as it may mean the best track
races Los Angeles lias ever seen. .Mat
son is a star of such magnitude that
his appearance on any eastern track
would be sufficient to draw an im
niiuse crowd. At Ascot, in addition to
Matson, there will be Ray Harroun,
the world's distance champion, with a
duplicate of the car Matson is to drive;
Endeeott in a Cole, Al Livingston in
the speedy Corbin, Nlkrent in a Huiek,
Bruno. Selbel in a Sterling. Harold
Stone in a Moline, Beaudet at the wheel
of a Cadillac, Frank Siefi»rt behind a
six-cylinder Palmer-Singer and one
other driver equally as well known as
any of these who has not completed
his plans.
Matson came west with a Chalmers
racing tar which was exhibited at the
show last week. While he desired to
race in Los Angeles his company had
no similar desire and he was without
a. car. Knowing Harroun had the two
Marmons and could drive only one at
a time, Hempel entered into negotia
tions with Matson, and while stars
come high the local promoter finally
met the demands and the local public
will get the benefit.
Harroun, Matson, Endecott and the
California stars will meet in all the
five and ten-mile races and probably
in the 25-miie and M-mile events.
There will be considerable interest in
siting what Livingstone and his mile
ii-minute Corbin does against the east
ern cracks. Harroun wagered with the
Chicago agent for the Corbin before
starting for Los Angeles that he would
win the first race with the Corbin.
Livingstone, as a consequence, will
have his ear tuned to the minute and
will make a hard try to down the
eastern star.
Considerable local interest will be
aroused In the reappearance of Frank
Selfert. A new six-cylinder car will
he used and this means that miles will
have to be reeled off in less than a
minute If California talent is to be
downed.
BUICK REPRESENTATIVE
SATISFIED WITH SALES
Head of Howard Auto Company Re.
turns to San Francisco After
Ten Days' Visit
Among those who attended the big
auto show none was more faithful and
enjoyed it more than Charles S. How
ard, president of the Howard Auto
company, whose headquarters are In
Ban Francisco, Mr. Howard was m
Los Angeles for ten days past and re
turned to his hum.- last evening more
than delighted with his visit and es
pecially gratified with the many salei
of the little favorite Bulck 'white
Streaks" whose name plates are seen
on many Btre f9 of tht: city at almost
any hour of the day. The Bulck en
joys a national reputation through the
number of racing event! W. n by the
little white wonder against cars of
greater hoi epower i" the eastern cir
cuits and it is the Intention to make
that name still more famou* during the
coming season.
Before leaving Mr. Howard stated
that in xt to the big show the main
thing the publlO enjoys more than all
else is the racing of automobiles and
that the J iLii< k might be looked for in
all of the important events of the Pa
clflc coast as tiny are si neduled,
Frank Howard, manager of the Los
Angeles branch, had a large corps of
mechanics engaged all day yesterday
and for several days to come will have
11 that the workshop can supply tun
ing up UW cars for delivery to eager
purchasers of he BUicks, who took de
livery from the exhibition made by the
Howard company at the big Fiesta
park show. .
MEXICAN WEST COAST TO
BE DEVELOPED, IS REPORT
SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 27.-A $40 -
000,000 railroad project designed to
open up the west coast of Mexico, has
just been Incorporated in Delaware.
This statement is made by G. W.
Bartch, former chjef justice of the
Utah supreme coVt, who returned
from New York today. The line Is to
connect Kalina Cruz and ManwniUo,
and is to have steamers from Acapulco
to California ports.
Judge Bartch says a large amount of
eastern capital is behind the enter-
P Tlie now corporation ia to be known
as the Mexican Pacific. ]
LAND SEEKERS
RETAIN PLACES
ORIGINAL FORMATION WILL
BE PRESERVED
Despite Assemblage Expected at
Shrine Auditorium, Organization
on West Second Street Will
"Stand Pat 1'
The original Yiima land lino which I
now has it? headquarters ;it 2is Weal
Second street will not form again pre
vious to the opening of the Shrine
auditorium Tuesday for the first stop
in the allotment by the government
of the Yuni;i tracts,
"There will be no official march of
this organization to the Shrine audito
rium," said C. ''. Clark, treasurer of
the "liners," yesterday afternoon. "At
our regular dally meeting this morn-
Ing iit 10 o'clock we decided it would
!"■ of no advantage to us to form any
line."
"Then why are you still maintaining
headquarters?"
"We are here In the Interest of any
man who is seeking a home at \Tuma.
We are getting acquainted with each
other and with the technicalities of
the situation. Any man who sincerely
wants to ko to Yunia is welcome hero.
We have had ten or twelve additions
to our line since Secretary Balltnger
ordered it disbanded. We want to
put the speculator pikers on the bum."
Since the line moved from Hill -treet
twenty-five or thirty of the original
members have disappeared. They
wore men and boys who had no money
to make the first payment on the land
and who were looking for a chance to
sell their places.
It is the opinion of many of the men
at 21S West Second street that there
will be only about half as many ap
plicants for land as the land office and
the public in general Is expecting
The organisation has made no ar
rangements as a whole to institute
litigation if they do not get what they
want and what they think is rightfully
theirs. There has been some talk of
legal proceeding:, however, among In
dividuals,
YUMA INFORMATION
WILL BE FURNISHED
Considerable Capital Will Be Neces.
sary for Development After
the Land Is Ac.
quired
The Yuma land seekers and others
interested in the Yuma valley and its
future will have the location and char
acter of the lands which they wish to
acquire from the government put
squarely before them when T. A. Ueh
renfeld and a number of other prom
inent men of Yuma will open Informa
tion offieos In the chamber of commerce
building. They will also begin today
to give illustrated lectures on the gov
ernment lands which will be distribut
ed tomorrow, so thai all who desire
may Know just what they are getting
when they file on a farm.
The Yuma men are taking these steps
in ordei that no one will be able to mij
they were misinformed in regard to the
character of the land which the gov
e-nment is offering to homesteaders,
All information will be free and the
lantern slides used at the lectures will
be those actually taken on the Yuma
Indian reservation.
Mr. Behrenfeld said last evening in
regard to the information he and his
BFfcnates intend to spread:
"We are doing this for just one rea
son. Many of those who will draw
little farms on March 1 are not ac
quainted in any particular with the
property they are purchasing-. They
Will go to Yuma with their $300 to buy
their farms and have nothing else to
conduct operations after they have paid
for them. Why, they expect to make
a fortune down there in no time. And
that is jusi tlie idea we want to dispel
in their minds. We want them to re
alize that it v.il take a little capital
with which to develop their farms be
fore the farms become valuable. We
are nfraid that they will come down to
Yuma, pay $300 for a farm, have to let
it go because they have no money with
which to put it on a paying basis and
then when they have lost their money,
come back hero and discredit us and
our valley with the people o- Southern
California.
"A dissatisfied man can do more
hnrm to a new community like ours
than anything else in the world. We
don't want to have any dissatisfied
men coming back from Yuma and for
this reason we are going to open their
eyes to the facts there, just as they
exist there."
Mr. Behrenfeld, continuing, spoke of
the capital needed to put one of the
government farms on a paying basis.
"I believe, and almost every one in
Yuma knows, that it will take from
$1000 to $lf>oo to put one rf these farms
so that it can !>«< operated with a
profit Homeseekers who think that no
money besides the first $3il will he
needed are simply throwing their
money away."
Connected with Mr. Behrenfeld in his
Information bureau are A. B. Ming,
emigrant agent at Yuma, and E. •■•
Eppler, secretary of the Commercial
dull there.
AGED RANCH LABORER IS
GORED BY ENRAGED BULL
John Schallmm Loses Right Ear and
Jaw Is Broken —Is at Poor
Farm
John Schallmm, an aged ranch la
borer with poor eyesight, is recuper
ating from the loss of his right ear
and a broken Jaw at the county hos
pital sustained in an encounter with
a ferocious bull on the county "poor
farm." ,
Bohallmm, pall in hand, ventured
Into the sacred precincts of the boss of
the herd with the intention of milking
a valuable Jersey cow. Blinking in
the sunlight, he failed to distinguish
the. cow from a bull.
Before Schallnim had time to place
his pail on the ground the beast
charged on him, and with lowered
horns icaught the unfortunate man on
the side of the head, tossing him
twenty feet. Schallmm's ear was so
badly lacerated that i. had to be am
putated.
TWO MEN BELIEVED LOST
ASTORIA. Ore., Feb. 27.—Carl Fish
er of Swanson, Ore., and Gus Hooper,
a companion, in a small power launch
are believed to have been lost in the
Columbia river today, when their boat
freighted with a heavy steel shaft, cap
sized. Neither the men nor tin: boat
have yet been found. i
LOST AUTOISTS
ARRIVE SAFELY
NEW YORKERS DENY MISSING
DESERT TRAILS
Eastern Capitalist Declares Party Suf
fered Little Inconvenience from
Storms on Waste West of
Ehrcnburg
None the win si' after their experience
with drifting sands on the desert waste
between Ehrenburg and Mecca, the au
totnobile party, composed of \v. S.
Hansen, capitalist, of Saratoga Spring!,
N. V., his Wife, sun and George Drake.
drove up to the Hotii Alexandria last
evening at 9 o'clock in their seven
passenger Steams, in which they had
made the Journey across the continent.
Hut for tire trouble the two days'
delay on the desert would have been
avoided, as the storm which caused
anxiety for their safety lasted but four
hours and. although blinding for that
period, did no) obliterate the road, and
the party was not lust at any time.
When the machine pulled out of
Ehrenburg on the run to Mecca enough
food and water was aboard to last
one week. Being so well provisioned;
no one suffered and, although it wai
not the most pleasant part of their
ions journey, it added to their trip the
experience of having passed through
an American desert sand storm.
"But," said Mr. Hansen, In speaking
of the trip last evening, "it also, added
considerable strenuous work in repair
ing tires. During the time we were
on tlie road between Ehrenburg and
Mecca we changed tires seventeen
times.''
Mr. Hansen blamed this tire trouble
to the hot sands baking the tires until
the grinding sand tore them to pieces.
Delayed at Mecca
Ju.st two days and a night were spent
traversing the desert stretch between
Ehrenburg and Mecca, the party arriv
ing at the latter town Saturday after
noon covered with dust and weary
after the slow journey. At Mecca Mr.
Hansen wired to Los Angeles for a.
complete set of tires, and the journey
to Los Angeles was made in good
time. Immediately on their arrival
In this city eastern trends, who had
learned of their danger and had wired
for information, were notified of their
safe arrival.
Mr. Hansen, in speaking of his long
trip, showed lie was a true follower of
the motoring game, and in glowing
words described the westward Journey.
"We left New York on November 28,"
lie said, "and were just fourteen days
in actual travel to Los Angeles. In the
first lap of our journey from New
York to Atlanta, Ga., we boat the
New York Herald time by three days."
The last few words were spoken in a
tone that showed how proud he was
of the achievement.
Speaking of the trip after they left
New Orleans, he said:
"Until we passed Beaumont, Texas.,
our route led through a rough country,
parts of which were very swampy, and
it proved almost as bad going as our
desert experience. Alter we got well
into New Mexico, a stretch of twenty
miles of sand on an up hill grade, be
tween p:i Paso and Doming, was a
grind right, and very much of it would
soon tear a machine to pieces."
INFANTRY ON MARCH TO
TRY OUT NEW EQUIPMENT
SANTA CRUZ, Feb. 27.—One hun
dred and cisht men of the Eighth in
fantry, at Monterey, passed through
here today on their 176-mlle hike to
test the new equipment for foot sol
dlera, They will g> to Alma, in Santa
tiara county, and return by the same
route, taking nl'teci days for the trip.
The new p:uk is ten pounds lighter
than the old, and it is reported the
men are well pleased with tho outfit.
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A mariran American Motor Car Agency.
/AlllUl Ilfdil 1210-1212 South Olive
A „~:^.. CfaM^J^... Bekins-Corey Motor Car Co.,
Amencan-oimplex Pi CO and Fi owe r
i aj_ Bekins-Corey Motor Car Co.,
AlldS Pico and Flowei
filifArnia California Automobile Co., / ; 5,-^
OcllilOrniJ Tenth and Main
Plnrric Bosbyshell-Carpenter Co.,
l/Ull 15 1226-1228 South Olive
\\i\ri\P \V Durocar Manufacturing Co.,
l/Ul Ul/dl 929 South Los Angeles
Fmr\irA Munns Auto Co.,
l_llipil V , 1351 South Main
F/\r/l Standard Automobile Co..
rOril Twelfth and Olive
Great W©st©rn 1130-1132 sou*
U li J~., L A u. Motor Car Import Co., -
nalladay-lsotta B io south ou»
H mrvKila Tri-State Automobile and Supply Co.,
nUpmODilu 600 South Olive Street.
I ana Factry Branch 804 So> Olive>
LallD OlUdlllCl J. A. Tuthill, Representative.
Pat*rcnn pico Carriase Co
rd[CISUII Pico and Main
P . 1 Williams Automobile Co.,
leirei 1806 South Main
D m klnr W. K. Cowan,
l\dlTlDier 1140-1142 South Hope
C 4 llm,, A. N. Jung Motor Car Co.,
dT6Tllliy 1213 South Main
X . . California Automobile Co.,
lOUriSt Tenth and Main
111. Standard Automobile Co.,
Yelie Twelfth and Olive
r^ntinnnf^l Angelus Motor Car Co., v
tiontinentai • 1242-1244 South Flower
Riders-Lewis Angelus Motor Car Co., south fiow.
Kider-Lewis 12421244 south nower
PATTON ROMANCE
ENDS IN SORROW
FIRST MET HUSBAND WHILE
INSANE; DESERTED
Wooed and Wed at Asylum, Wife,
Broken Hearted, Is Anxious to
Go Back and Forget
Past
Hroken in spirit, with the taint of
madness adding to her many woes,
Mrs. Charles Hal, who eight years ago
was wooed and won by her husband
while they were both inmates at Patton,
asylum, and who were married shortly
after their release from the institution,
declared yesterday in the insanity ward
of the county hospital that she wel
comed her return to the asylum.
"My husband lias [eft me," she sobbed
bitterly. '1 feel that my mind is slip
ping from me, and now that all my
dreams have vanished, 1 live only In
the hope that they will take me back to
the place where 1 liist met by husband
— where 1 was once so happy.
"Maybe we were both crazy in those
nays—i don't know. I know wo were
[ confined in the asylum because they
| said our minds were deranged, but my
iiii.nj.iihl was released and later he in
duced them to let me go so he could
marry me.
"Alter our marriage I was happy—
oh, so happy!—until another woman
came between us. Then 1 saw my home
broken up, and everything I had cher
lehed was taken from me."
Mrs. Hal appeared before Judge Wil
bur in the superior court several days
ago with tlie request that she be sent
back to the institution after her hus
band had instituted divorce proceedings
against her.
TefTSHer Story
Bowed with grief, she told her story
yesterday with an eye and brain that
appeared to the casual observer as clear
as any normal person. Her mental
weakness that first brought her under
the supervision of the state authorities
is attributed by them to have been
caused by her mother's frightful ex
perlence in Chicago during the great
are,
"I met my husband in the asylum
when we were both patients," said Mrs.
Hal yesterday. "We saw each other
frequently at the dances given thei-e.
\\v decided to marry, and shortly af
terwards he was discharged as cured.
He soon obtained my release and we
were married. 1 count two years of
happiness in my married life. Then ha
changed. Possibly it was incompati
bility, for he changed toward me very
quickly. Our parents both opposed tho
match, but we overruled their objec
tions.
"After our home was broken up I be
gau a terrible struggle for a livelihood \
that I can never forget. I barely earned I
enough money to live. To go back to
Patton, where there is warmth, food
and clothes, and all the good times I
had when there, will seem like Paradise
after my miserable struggle for exist
ence in the city. I am going to forget
all about the past.''
- .
It'a as easy to secure a bargain la a hm4
automobile, through want advertising; a» It
u»".i to be— and still U—to secure a bora*
and carriage.
NATIONAL
AUTOMOBILE CO.
lii-lrilnilori. 18?n-13S8 So. OllTe St.
LICENSED I'NUER SKLDEN PATENTS
W. E. BCSII, So. CmL Aftaer,
Oar*c* ■■><! Brpalrln|.
Ilfl-1» Mills MI.LV
CU<M nMI. M»la Mli.

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