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PART 111 SHETTLER AFTER BAY CITY PRIZE EXPECTS HANSHUE TO WIN HILL CLIMBtfODAY SAYS JACKRABBIT WILL SHOW BPEED AT MOTORDROME Predict* Stock Car Will Reel Off Miles on Circular Track In Forty Seconds —Ten Per Cent Grade Harris Ilanshue anil the Apncrson Jackrabblt, accompanied by Ferglo Fergußon, mechanician, loft on Thurs day's boat for San Francisco, whore the car lias been entered in the hill climb to be pulled oft today. Leon T. Shettlrr e,as entered the car In both the et'-ck car and free-for-all events. Hanshue will have to beat such cars aa the Stoarns, Stanley Steamer, Thomas Six, Palmer-Singer Fix, Cor bln, Bulck, Pennsylvania and half a dozen others of minor Importance, .but In view of the speed shown by the Jackrabblt on the Motordrome last Wednesday, when it was making miles In less than forty-five seconds, It Is reasonable to supposo that "Smiling Han" will bring home the bacon. If he does It will be a hard pill for the Kan Francisco automobile fraternity to take, as they do not enthuse very much over IjOB Angeles cars. Ferguson 1m an Apperson factory me chanic and has sorved In this capacity In both the Vanderbllt and Savannah meets. He will be Hanshue's me chanician In all important race events on the Pacific coast this season. He has just recovered from his injury re c-clvt'il by* the overturning of the Jark rabblt on the Ascot park track lad December and is eager for some more of the same kind of experience. Grade Averages 10 Per Cent The hill climb course In San Fran cisco la a mile straightaway, averaging about 10 per cent grade. Tho winner will have to average bettor than sixty miles an hour. Hanshuo said Just be fore he started that ho would put a mark on that hill for people to shoot at for the next ten years. BtietUer expresses his vllllngness to take a few small wagers to the effect that'his Apperson Jackrabblt will make mill's (in tho Motordrome during the opening meet In forty seconds or less. He Is also willing to wager that his car will be the fastest car In Its class at the opening meet. To set at rest any speculation as to tho Mzo of this motor or any other part of It, he says that this Ih absolutely a stuck car and lie is willing to sell this car or take orders for exact duplicates of It. The engine ha.s . a &%-lnch bore by Mi stroke, or ■ total of 597.32 cubic Inches. In last Wednesday's trial the milo made by the Jackrabblt In 44 8-6 sec onds equal! .SO.TI miles an hour. If this car nmltes miles, a.s ho says it will. In 40 seconds or less. It will have to run ninety miles an hour or bettor. Con hlilerlng that this Is a circular track where every inch of the performance may be soon It ought to be r very spec tacular piece of work and will call forth the best driving ability that Hanshue has. Seeking Good Driver In his capacity of Pacific coast man ager -if the Apperson racing team, Shetthr s;iys that he Is casting around for a good driver for a teammata for Hanshue for the season of 1910. He is bringing out what he says is undoubtedly the biggest shipment of high grade motor cars ever .shipped to a Pacific coast distributor. It will i ;>m 'ist of seventeen Baby Jack Apper- SOns and one Big Jack, the latter car having been purchased by J. A. Fair child of the firm of Fairchild, Gilmore & Wilton. This is Falrchild'n second Apperson. E. W. Gilmore of the same concern is also the owner of an Ap n Little Jack. James A. Talbot, general manager of the Western Pipe and Steel company, has sent hi» Apperson Jackrabblt toy tonneuu up to San Francisco, where ho , —— IT IS THE UNIQUE , \ Goodyear i r Tire construction which makes 10,000 to 15,000 miles per tire possible. The result Is a perfect tire—the Goodyear Detachable — which has a longer life, Is less liable to puncture and gives less trouble than any other automobile tire you can buy, no matter what you pay for it. DON'T LET ; ' ANYBODY MAKE YOU BE- ' i 11EYE . THERE ,IS ANY > OTHER ■. TIRE THAT IS "JUST AS GOOD." THERE ISNT. IfDNEWEKF MA RUBBER CO. home 6463 949-51 SO.MAIN ST. F6901 Still riiiiH'lsto ollici", 515-01. Golden Gate aye. LOS ANGELES SUNDAY HERALD FIGURES SHOW RAPID GROWTH AUTO INDUSTRY COMPARISONS ARE INTERESTING GREAT GAIN MADE IN PERIOD OF TWELVE YEARS Number of Cars Manufactured Leaps from 239 to 200,000, Represent. -7: Ing a Great Amount of '\ <- , Money "When one looks backward twelve years ago, when the motor car busi ness was In its infancy, and compares It to the gigantic industry of today one is fairly staggered with the com parison," says President Benjamin Crlscoe of the -.United States' Motor company, the $16,000,000 corporation wjilch so far includes the Maxwell and Columbia companies. "In 1898 there were but 239 , cars made in this country. This year it is conservatively estimated that 200,000 cars will bo made at an average cost of $1200, making a total retail business of $240,000,000. I There are now approx imately 250,000 motor cars In dally use In America, About 80 per cent of the 1910 output will be made in the middle west and the combined capitalization of manufacturers is around $200,000,000, while tho actual value of plants runs up to extraordinary figures, -which fairly takes one's breath away when ho considers the remarkable - strides made by this wonderful - industry. Added to the above capital of motor car makers is another capitalization of over $310,000,000 of the parts and ma terial makers. "In a general way it can be stated that there are 126,000 employee In the automobile plants against 1200 in 1898, while the parts makers give employ ment to 40,000 more. Not even the giant Standard Oil and steel trusts can quota figures which will compare with those of the automobile industry; that is, in so snort a period of time. "Jt Is America's most wonderful business In many respects and in all the annals of industrial achievements no figures are so impressive, no growth Is bo stunning and no product is so popular as that of the motor-car in dustry. The question is often asked if there will ever be a finale—my an swer Is, surely there Is none In sight." ».»♦ • BUYS TRANSMISSION PATENTS An announcement which is both In tereatlng and significant comes from Clyde, 0., where B. A. Becker, general Lger of the Elmore Manufactur ing company, builders of tho Elmoro valveless two-cycle cars, has made public his purchase of the gearless friction transmission pntents. Mr. Becker, speaking of hip acquisition of the patents and their use by him, paid that in the near future he would prob ably want to manufacture a line of commercial motor wagons and trucks. When he embarked In this field, ho ?aid, he Intended to make a truck bet ter than any that had yet been pro duced, and to do this it was necessary to have control of the gearless trans mission. -—== expects to do considerable touring in and around the bay during the next few weeks. Talbot is another one of the rapidly growing colony of Apper son enthusiasts. He is a good sports man and always has a bet down on II uishue to win. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Talbot and Mr. and Mrs. Leon T. Bhettler are planning a tour in June covering the entire state in an Appep son Jackrabblt. Horace B. Day, president of the Home Telephone company of San Diego has a peculiar antipathy to rid inc in a train and has purchased an Apperson Jackrabblt toy tonneau to use especially for his trips back and forth between San Diego Los An geoCS's. Beardsley of Covina and M. O. Tremain and H. H. DeGarrno of this city purchased Apperson cars last week. SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 27, 1910. 190-H.P. Fiat "Mephistopheles" to Be Driven by Ralph De Palma at Motordrome 11' iiiViiiPTiii^iiiiMiipiiii urn i' iMf\A GOOD ROADS CLUB'S SLOGAN BETTER THOROUGHFARES DE- MANDED BY AUTOISTS Authorities Will Exempt Visitors from Charges if Owner of Car Can Show He Is Only Tem porary Resident The slogan of the Automobile Club of Southern California is"Good roads." In a state such as California, the sec ond largest In the Union, replete with magnificent distances, home of the Sierras and Mecca for tl»e tourist, the question of good roads Is a vital one. One of the popular automobile trips is between Lou Angeles and San Diego. The usualMravel is by way of tho "in land route," via either Corona or Riv erside, to Klsinore and Escondido, and returning by way of Oceanside and Caplitrano, or the "coast route." Up to a lew days ago this latter route had been st> hazardous that all who asked for information at the club wove warned of the danger in attempting the trip. Between Capistrano and Ocoansldo arc three streams which can ( be easily forded In the summer, but in winter they are full of quicksand and are treacherous, the bete nolr of the autoists. These streams are the San Mateo, San Onotre and Santa Mar garita. The Automobile Club of South ern California, at its own expense, has made safe these crossings by placing steel bridges over the San Mateo and Santa Margarita and made a splendid ford of willows and rubble rock at the San Onofre. These bridges are sub stantially placed upon concrete foun dations, flanked by wooden approaches, as may be seen by the following view of the bridge tut the Santa Margarita: Taxing Tourists' Machines i Quite a number of tourists have com plained to club headquarters that while they have been enjoying the beautiful winter climate of Southern California and have spent freely of their money they have been surprised to receive a notice of a tax on their machines, as an evidence of the appreciation Los Angeles shows her visitors. This mat ter of taxing tourists' machines was taken up at some length last fall in the press, but perhaps a little explana tion here will be of assistance and leave a better impression of our hospitality. Any machine which is In Los Angeles March 1 must be assessed according to law. However, if the owner can prove that he- Is a bona fide tourist he will be exempt from payment. Burden of proof must rest with the county and city assessors, who ask for a personal visit and who are both very courteous to the "stranger within our gates." County Roads Being Repaired The following letter has been re ceived from A. E. Loder, chief engineer of the highway commission, and pub lished for the aid of all automobilists in this section: i - . March 25, 1910. Automobile Club of Southern Califor nia, City: Gentlemen— reply to your favor of March • 12, .' suggesting the advisa bility of our furnishing you from time to time with a list of roads under con struction and in ' poor condition for through automobile traveling, 1 I would say that I consider your Idea an excel lent one, since. it • would not only ac commodate the automobile people, but would facilitate our construction work by decreasing the travel alongside. While paving or grading Is In progress, any considerable traffic along the work Is a great hindrance to the contractors engaged in the construction, and travel over, partially completed work may do damage which ; may show in the final pavement. ■ \ ■, v* At present I would advise as follows: .". Vermont avenue, f, under construction and practically; closed to travel from Temple street to the mountain. Wilshire boulevard, .being graded and paved, and In rough condition. be tween Preuss road and Soldiers' Home. Washington' street, from f city limits to hill near Rimpau street-.under con struction practically impassable.' 1.. Go to Venice by Adams street. <■ It Is ex pected ; that work;■ will ?be ? advertised Monday, March 28, for the construction of the remainder, of Washington street to Venice, and the street wil be in bad condition : for passing within four ;or five weeks. > ■ South Main street, from Athens Heights to Gardena, will be under con struction within a few days, and trav eling may be • difficult.'; Take ' Central avenue or South Park avenue instead. t vSlauson,'Compton: and .Florence ave nues, f. under construction - and . practi cally, impassable. ; Take Central avenue Instead. :, ' ' ■ "". ~5 Old San Bernardino r»ad, via Puente, construction .within about > three ; weeks between Bassett and Pomona. Take Foothill boulevard by way of Olendora. Whittier road, from Los Angeles to East Whlttler, wil be under construc tion within about one month. East First street and extensions, by way of Gage, Hammel, College and Chicago streets to Monterey road, will be under construction within about one month. Huntinston drive. Los Angeles to South Pasadena, Is expected to be ad vertised within one week. Will be practically closed to travel during part of the summer season. Cahuenga Pass road, from Holly wood through Gabaenga pass. Is now under construction and passing is dan gerous. Look out for blasting. Los Feliz road, from Vermont avenue to Tropico, mnder construction and passing Is difficult. Foothill boulevard, a short stretch closed to travel In vicinity of Lords burg during construction of culverts. Two blocks of Foothill boulevard will be closed within about one month for the construction of/ concrete bridge and grade in : Glendora at packing house. ■ , Eagle Rock road, between Glendale and Annandale Golf club, will be under construction within about one month. San Fernando road, bridges under way across Tejunga wash; passing difficult as usual. Temporary road may soon be built. Tunnel and regrade under construction at Newhall pass. Look out for blasting on south side. Old road not being torn up by work. It Is expected that the San Fernando road, from Los Angeles to the Southern Pa cific crossing north of Burbank, will be advertised shortly and practically closed most of the summer season. Long Beach boulevard, being graded and passing difficult on American ave nue for about two miles northerly from Willows junction. There are quite a number of other roads under construction, but not in such condition at this writing to re quire any warning except In the case of a few bridges.. Several more roads wll be In bad condition during this season, which will be announced later. i Yours very truly, A. E. LODER, Chief Engineer. « »♦ CADILLAC TOUR TO SAN DIEGO ARRANGED Stops Will Be Made at Towns Along the Way and Entertainment It Part of Plan The Cadillac tour to San Diego and return is attracting much attention among the owners. The time selected, May 13, 14, 15 and IG, pleases everybody and there is every indication of a big turnout. Manager M. H. Green of the Don Lee company has received a large batch of letters from trie owners in sisting that a place be saved for them in the big tour. Of the four days set aside for the trip there will be used in moving from town to town and the other in resting. The first day's run will probably be to San Bernardino, Kedlands and Rtveritde, with the night stop either at Riverside or Elsinore. On the next (lavs the cars will bo driven through Ksoondido to either Lakeside or San I, and on the last day the trip homo up the toast will be made. Don Lee wants suggestions from the owners regarding the entertainment at the different stops. There will prob ably be a dance at the Glenwood, but the majority of the people on a trip of this kind prefer other amusement. Lee wants to work up something unique for the pleasure of the guests and de sires suggestions. This will be a pleasure tour from start to finish, and the object will be to make everybody have a good time. The fast Stodda.-d-Dayton which was raced In the Santa Monica road race will be seen on the motordrome with Al Livingston at the wheel. This car is reported to have made a circuit of the bofcrd tra,ck in 41 sec onds before it was taken down for its final tuning up. This is the machine which was sent out for the Santa Monica race and which was driven by Frank Siefert, In the tryouts it made the fastest laps and was looked upon as one of the big factors. It did make remarkable time but the chances were spoiled in the first lap by being run off the course and the oil connections broken. The car finished well up in front and In the tryouts showed as high as 88 miles an hour. This will mean under 40 on the Motordrome. TWITCHELL MAKERS VIGOROUS Twitchell air gauges havo been the cailsu of notices being sent to every automobile supply concern In the United State during the past week by the W. D. Newerf Rubber company, giving due notice that the most vigorous pros ecution will be instituted for Infringements on the Twitchell patents. An Initial suit for heavy damages bas been commenced in the I'rtst against one firm which thought to break Into the air gauge mukitig, but an injunction and claims for heavy royalty put a damper on the lufiingers. FIAT MAKES RECORD ON PIE PAN COURSE NEGOTIATES MILE IN 40 2-5 AT MOTORDROME Predictions of Speed oni New Track Underestimated by Many Sec. onds —Many Drivers Try Boards Ninety miles an hour on the Motor drome—that's what Caleb Bragg in his 90-horsepower Fiat did yesterday after noon. Four timers, among whom were F. E. Muskovlos, vice president of the Motordrome, and Roy Hiltman, the Cal ifornia representative of the A. A. A., caught the mile in 40 2-5. Five hun dred persons seated in -the grand stand saw the wonderful performance, yet few realized that they were wit nessing absolutely the fastest mile ever made by a motor car over a mile track by over a quarter of a minute. The wise ones who have been wager ing on :40 in the racing events are now up in the air, for it is a moral cer tainty that 35 seconds will be beaten, and a. safe but would be a fraction under 30. While the general public have not used the chance to see the big motor drome, these tr/out miles by world re nowned drivers and cars are of such a phenomenal nature as to astuond the entire motor world. In fact, the re ports that have gone back east as to these performances are barely credited. Nothing like It has ever been dreamed of, and even Jack Prince in his wildest (lights of imagination dared not hope for such wonderful indorsement of his Judgment, when the pie pan track was first evolved In his fertile mind. Every hour of the day witnesses a number of the speedy cars tuning up for the coming races, and practice miles are being reeled off under 45 sec onds, that would have been hailed as great race records a short three months ago. One of the pretty siehts Saturday at the tr.ack was the joint practice spin of Lescault in the Palmer-Sin ger, De Palma in the 60 Fiat, Bragg in the 90 Flat, Livingstone on the Stoddard-Dayton, Harroun In the Marmon, Endicott in the Cole "30" and .Bert Dlngley in the Charlmers. For mile after mile they kept close com pany, and each one of them is willing to swear by the Motordrome as open ing a new era to motor car racing. The finishing touches are beine put on the grandstand and bleachers. All soft places are being filled In in the centerfield, and both subways are com pl -ted. DE PALMA DECLARES HE WILL DEFEAT OLDFIELD Barney OWlfleld's rharges that De Palma and the Flat management side stepped in the "contest that was re cently called off at Daytona, as re ported yesterday in The Herald, is the one big subject of conversation in local motordom. De Palma denies emphatically that the break in his machine could have been remedied in a few hours, or that Christie offered to do the Job for noth ing, and will tile protests with the A. A. A. that such charges should have been made in behalf of himself and company. De Palma states that he will prove the statement untrue that he was afratd to race the Great Benz car by beating it in one, two, three order when the big race is pulled off at the Motor drome. It is stated that so serious was the mishap to the Fiat "Mephistoph eles" that the New York representative of the car cabled to Europe for dupli cates of the broken part, and are using every effort to get the big car to Los Angeles in time. That it will be here Is absolutely assured. QUESTION OF DELIVERY WORRY Aside from the matter of design, it is probable that no single question has caused the motor car manufacturers more worry than that of timeliness of delivery. This year the Pierce-Arrow Motor Car company of Buffalo believes it has brought about the ideal condi tion. It will begin the delivery of its six-cylinder 66-horsepower cars in July, in ample time for the last of the tour ing season. In fact, the deliveries will be made in time for the cars to be sent to Europe for summer and fall touring there for that purpose. A number of orders for these 1911 cars have been re ceived already at the Pierce-Arrow plant and are being filed in the order of their receipt. Mr. Wetherly of Chicago, who has been touring Southern California this winter in his six-cylindor Premier, left Friday morning for San Francisco, where he expects to spend a few weeks before returning east. BUICK LEADS ALL IN TOTAL OUTPUT PRODUCT FOURTH THAT OF ALL OTHER CONCERNS COMPANY MAKES TWICE AS MANY CARS AS NEAREST RIVAL Also Ranks First In Royalties Paid Under Selden Patent —Total for Quarter Is $43,399.60 Thai the Bulck company is the great est automobile pordudng organisation in the world operating under the Belden patent is conclusively shown by fig ures in the official report of the Associ ation o!' Licensed Automobile Manufac turers for the quarter ending December SI, 1909. With an output of more than doubl > thai of its nearest competitor, and more than one-quarter of the total product of all other companies, the Buick has outstripped all competition in the line of auto production. Pretentious statements and claims have been made relative to the volume of business done by some of the auto mobile concerns throughout the. United Staes, but "as figures do not lie," tho report of the Licensed Automobile Manufacturers may be taken as a pos itive and authentic stateitfent of the machines which are actually being turned out of the various factories which are operating under the Selden patent. The Buick manufactured 4437 cars during October, November and De cember of 1909, which is just 2281 cars more than were turned out during that period by its closest competitor on the list, the Cadillac, which turned out 2156 cars. The Bulck manufac tured 579 more cars than the Cadillac and the Chalmers combined. Its out put of 4437 cars was more than one quarter of the total number turned out by all the other companies oper ating under the Seldon patent, while its share of the autos manufactured by all companies was greater than one-fifth. According to the report there were 20,043 cars manufactured during the last three months of 1909, staggering figures whin it is remembered that this output covers only one-quarter of the year. And these figures do not include the product of twenty-eight other concerns, members of the asso ciation. Which build less than 100 ears each during the quarter. With these figures added it is estimated that the total product of the state for that period would be in the neighborhood of 23,000. Tho Cadillac, Chalmers, Maxwell- Briecoe, E-M-F, Overland and Pack ard, the six concerns manufacturing more than 1000 cars each during the three months, had a combined product of 9206 cars, a number which is but little more than double that of the product of the Buick alone. The com bined output of the Reo, Hudson, Re gal, Franklin, Peerless, Pierce-Arrow, Mitchell and Stoddard-Dayton cars was 4579, which figures are but a trifle more than 100 cars above tho Buick's product. The Buick manufactured 007 more cars in three months than the combined facorios of the OMsmobile, Rapid, Locomobile, Pope-Hartford, Winton, Waltham, Elmore, Thomas, Steams, Cartercar, Oakland, Autocar, Premier, York, Stevens-Duryea, Brush Runabout, Nordyka and Marmon, Stu debaker, Jackson and Moline. In the payment of royalties under the Selden patent the Bulck led all other companies by a wide margin the report showing that $43,399.fi0 was paid out by the company in this direction alone. The Packard, seventh on the Uli of producing manufacturers, occupies second place on the royalties list, with $;i. ri.6-'3.XO. The royalties paid by the Buick were greater by $2,107.02 than Hm combined royalties of the Hudson, Waltham, Elmore, Mitchell, Stude baker, Stevens-Duryea, Premier, Nor dyke and Marmon. Autocar, York, Oak land, Jackson, Cartercar, Moline and Brush runabout. The Buick royalties were almost as large as the combined royalties of the Regal, Thomas, Win ton, Rapid, Stoddard-Dayton, Pope- Hartford and Steams. Sixth Street Garage 421-223 East Sixth street (just east of Los Angeles street). New Management EXPERT AUTO REPAIRING AND MACHINE WORK ALL WORK GUARANTEED. Garage Open Day and Night Arrange with us to have your car stored and properly oared for by the day or month. Reasonable Rates COMPETENT MEN IN CHARGE AT ALL HOURS. White Bros. Phone Fioai. Proprietors. SANmftR[UV^ AND MINERAL BATHS_ RrtUiUM SULPHUR SPRINGS colsqrov'a I.oa ANaaua ;,'■ ' •.'.■•..■ .- TAKE »Alll> »> LIQUU SUNSIUMS ' IT SPARKLES AND FOAMS LIKE CHAMPAGNE. Drink the moat radlo-actHs, curative mineral water. It purifies blood, keeps you young, , revivifies, j rejuve- /< nates your whole body. HOT BATHS euro Rheumatism. Colds, Asthma. Poor, Circula tion. Paralysis, Diabetes. Stomach. Liver, Kidney. Bladder. Blood, Bright*, Nervous and Female Troubles. Makes ikln velvety, hair silken. Physician In charge, , Kend C«4 < I ■ Booklet Water delivered. Tak» Uelroj* avenu* cars direct to. «Drln«a. _ _:Z-*\ PAGES 1 TO 12 ALL AUTO PARTS ARE STANDARD ADVANTAGE TO OWNER IS AP PARENT EFFICIENCY OF VEHICLE 13 GREATLY INCREASED Western Engineer Says No Single Feature of Construction Is So Im. portant as Exactness of Every Part There is perhaps no single feature in motor car construction whose value is so little understood and given so little consideration both by manufacturers and buyers in proportion to its impor tance, as Is the thorough standardiza tion ipf every individual piece entering into ill" car, according to the engineer of a western company, it is easy, however, to understand the reasons for this. From the manufacturer's stand point there ar* two very obvious rea sons why true standardization is rare. First, it requires an export knowledge of What kinds of machinery, tools, fix ture*, etc., are necessary to accom plish this and how to correctly use them when Installed. Second, it is a matter of cost, the initial outlay being something for which an organization of men and equipment cannot be per l In a day or a month or even a year, It requires knowledge and ex perlence, together with long and ardu ous labor in designing and manufac turing* the necessary appliances. Standardization means making every piece an exact duplicate of every other piece of its kind. It does not mean .simply making them approximately alike so that no difference can be de tected by the eye, but it means making them so that there is not a variation of the one-thousandth or even the half of one thousandth of an inch where accuracy to these degrees is essential. A hair from a person's head averages from two to three one-thousandths of an Inch in thickness. When it Is re membered that in the properly stand ardized car there is a large number of parts whose dimensions are not per mitted to vary to exceed from one fourth to one-half the thickness of ■ hair, it is possible then to form so conception of the extrerrie accun which obtains. While the installation of the rii kind of special machinery, tools, j and fixtures, together with the p and snap gauges neci ssary to prodi standardized parts, requires a la initial outlay, the expense is m>,io than ofi'net by the saving In manufac turing cost, provided the maker Is pro ducing a sufficiently law quantity of ears. In fact, the manufacturing cost is sufficiently diminished to permit of the car's being sold for an appreciably smaller figure than that at which it would be possible to sell an apparent ly similar car made under less scien tific methods. At the same time In the correctly standardized car the pur chaser is receiving a vastly better car in every respect. To the automobile owner the advan of correct standardization an numerous. In the first place, it means the thorough interchangeahillty of parts. It means that when for any reason it becomes necessary to replace any part the new one will fit exactly in its place without altering in the slightest degree. Standardization, correctly applied, mcins that all parts will be in perfect alignment; there will be no undue twisting and binding strains. It means that the parts will work in perfect harmony and conse quently that friction will be reduced to the lowest minimum. These in turn mean the maximum of the motor's power being delivered to the ground. They mean less wear on the parts,' and in a correctly designed car they mean long life, the elimination of many so-called automobile troubles, together with greatest economy In op eration and maintenance. Charles S. Howard, president of the Howard Automobile company, who has been in this city during- the past week, returned to his hOßte in San Wancisco Friday last. Business will probably bring- him back to this city again next week.