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PAGES 9 TO 12. SECOND SECTION HOT PAGES 9 TO 12. ESTABLISHED JULY 2, 1S56. HONOLULU, HAWAII TEUSITOP.Y, SATURDAY. DECEMBER 31. 1910. From Sacramento to Reno in a CAtRTEIRCAtR Read what Charles Mitchell, who drove the car, says: . Speaking of their experience, Mitchell said: "From Sacramento through Folsom to Auburn we ex perienced nothing out of the usual. At Auburn, however, we struck a cold north wind, colder than snow itself, and to add to the general discomfiture, we found the road very badly broken up as far as Colfax. From Colfax to Dutch Flat we found the going better, however, and to that point had but little snow with which to contend. After taking lunch at Dutch Flat we put chains on our wheels, expecting to make the summit by dark. As we proceeded, however, we found more and more snow. No rigs of any kind had been over the roads since the last fall of snow and, conse quently, there were no tracks to mark our way. Conse quently we often held to what we thought the right direc tion in general with no regard to roads. On reaching Emi grant Gap I looked into the tank and found that we had enough gasoline to make 23 or 24 miles and so, without replenishing it, started out on the long c'imb to the summit. Right here our first misfortune began. At the snowsheds the flagman directed us to take the left hand instead of the right hand road, which was the correct one. We followed this mountain road through snow for fifteen miles when we came to a fork in the road and took the right hand branch. All this time we had been following the ridge overlooking the Sacramento valley, but did not know it at the time. The new road taken by us led to the east in the general direc tion in which we must go, but after running across a canyon and up another grade we turned west again along a new ridge. "It was there that we decided to turn back, the sun having already gone down. We first climbed to the top of a cliff in hopes of seeing from it some trace of the snow sheds, but found only miles of trees loaded down with snow. Before starting back I took another peek into the tank and found only one inch of gasoline1. This gave a genuinely serious aspect to things, but all we could do was to take a chance on reaching a new supply before that inch gave out. From there to Bear Valley I drove the machine on less gas than I ever ran a car on before. We still had the stiffest of all grades to make, however, and an inspection showed that about a quarter-inch of the now precious fuel still re mained. ' Prospects for a cold night of it looked likely enough to make things worse and an ugly looking wolf stood up the slope eyeing us. By good fortune and safe driving, how ever, we succeeded in reaching the top before the engine came to a standstill. From there it was but a short jog to a store, where we secured more gas. That night we stopped at Allin hotel. "Next morning we started again for the summit and found snow of increasing depth. The wheels were sunken way above the hubs in places and the radiator.threw a fury like an angry snow plow. It was in the midst of this first we found a large tree across our road. 'We first took the chains off the wheels and hitched the tree to our car, hoping to pull it out that way, but found sufficient traction for the wheel impossible without the chains, and so replaced them and made a rope of the canvas car cover, and with this equipment the car pulled the tree to one side. "Some idea of the strain under which the car was run ning all this time can be gathered from the fact that on con sulting our watches when we reached the summit we found that we had been nine hours and a half in making twenty two miles. Although we had to plow our way down on the other side of the mountain to Truckee and on to Reno, we had no trouble with the car and arrived at Reno safely after a very strenuous trip." ROYAL HAWADDAN GARAGE Gasoline Row The automobile trade in Honolulu and in the Islands generally is growing so fast that the manufacturers on the. mainland are. finding great difficulty in; coping with the demand. Every weekj new shipments of machines are arriving here and being sold as soon, if not be- fore, they land. The number of cars, registered has now reached 6:1:2, -while the Dumber of driver's licenses issued,' up to yesterday, amounted to O4o.j These figures when worked out in pro-; portion to the number of haoles showj that one out of every sixteen owns ail automobile, while about one in every; ten has a license to drive, lheso figure are being added to every week. Trade during the week, has been bri.t and most of the garages report doing well. On Wilhelmina. The Sehumun company landed eight EM-F's bv the Wiihelmini, ou Wed nesday, and have now delivered the whole of them to their various new owners. Three of them went to local peoDle and the remaining five to the agent at Kilo, where they will be used fur work in the rent stables until the? are delivered to their purchasers, mi. Jameson, of Waipahu plantation took over delivery of a fine twenty-horsepower Studebaker-Flauders machine, which has been lying round at the gar- for a few weeks past, v-u.- iser al. tok delivery ot n:s new K M F machine. The Hana auio Company has also taken over a thsrty- .o'.ver touring inaenine or me y.wne l!v next wee it -s immis of the H-M-F make will arrive also a six evhnder L,ocomoiiie. a will be the first to be landed in p Islands of that particular typ.-. latt.-r is absolutely the latest thing eompnnv- have produced and will seven i.asseiigers. 'lnese win go into the stock until sold. New Auto Stand. A new auto stand has been start-1 oa the corner of King and Bishop streets by Gay and .Miller. They have seven or eight first-class machines which are fitted out in the latest way and have the advantage of being new. The new firm is to make a specialty of washing, cleaning and polishing automobiles, es pecially privately owned cars. So well have their arrangements been made that a car will be dried down and finished in an hour instead of hav-ing to wait for thr usual half or whole day. as is the ease at The present time. The new firm should do well aid prove to be very convenient for a great age Fr liorsepc Uiak more and wheh thest The the "arry manv private owners who want their cars done in the shortest time possible. The sheds for ears are well fitted and the usual supples of motor requisites will be kept on hand. Its Busy Week. Matters around about the Koval Ha waiian Garatre have been verv busv during the week with a good turnover of business. A fine Marmon roadster was sold to a local buyer and should arrive within the next eight or ten da vs. In the workshops the mechanics have been keot busv throughout and the extra work which has come in all noes to show how popular automobiles are becoming in tile islands. Hudsons and Chalmers. J.ist inside the door at the Associated Garage premises is a line of fine cars made up of Hudsons and Chalmers. This is the first time that the garage people have been able to carry any in stock, but owing to the increasing of the factory's output they have now been able to get hold of some. The Hudson, it will be remembered, was the car wluch put up a roo-mile non-stop run round about the local roads and finished up just as good as when it in spite of the fact that it was car with which the test was started, an old made. Packard Cars. The steamer Sierra brought for The vou Ilamm-Young Company a carload of the famous Packard cars. Oue cf vhese 1'ackards, a beautiful model "IS" runabout, was delivered to K. I). Tenney. The car is one of the latest types of "runabouts with foredoors, and has been admired by everyone. Another Packard." a model "30" phaeton with foredoor body, went to Mrs. C. S. Holloway. This car has that beautiful straight line effect which dis tinguishes the HU1 Paekard. It is as smooth rur.ning as a sewing machine and yet develops over sixty horsepower. George 1. Brown is driving the car and is verv much envied by his many friend. This is the fourth Packard owned by the Holloway family within the past" three years, and is only an other instance showing the remarkable hold the Packard car lias on its owners. The third Packard, a beautiful seven-passenger touring car, with fore door body, has been secured by a young gentleman who intends to put it in the rent business. The great success which the Packard? have had in the rent busi ness, and its enormous popularity with the traveling, as well as the resident, public, insures success to the rent driver! Owning a Packard in the rent business i? as good an investment as a gold mine. Increased Business. The Packard iM'otor Car Company re ports that "their business has exceeded their best previous year by sixty per cent. The wonderful Paekard plant in Detroit, even though it has been en larged to thirty acres of floor space, can hardly '-eep pace with the tremen dous demand which has been made on the Pac';arl Motor Car Company for more and more cars. Overland Runabouts. The von Ilamm-Young Company shipped this week another of the popu lar Overland runabouts to the Volcano Stables aad Transportation Company in lino. mis car lias oh en sold to sam Pua, sheriff f Hilo, who, now armed with an Overland runabout, is worth a half-dozen sheriffs ou foot. Another Overland roadster of the same type as the one driven by Doctor Iledemann was ordered this week for lie of the prominent doc'ors in towa. This car is to arrive here ou the Lur line on January 10. '" Stevens-Duryea. The Stevens-Duryea is proving its popularity again this week. In addi tion to the two Stevens reported sold last Saturday, a Stevens Duryea tour ing ear model "X" was sold this week to John A. McCandless, who claims that for all around family purposes the Stevens-Duryea can not be beat. Another ear bought by John A. Mc Candless from The von Hamm-Yming Company is a fine four-passenger Stoddard-Day ton roadster which will be added to the already fine equipment of the Hawaiian Electric Company. Wireless Order. The Cadillac is as much in demand as ever. The von Hamm-Young Com pany have just received an order by wireless from the Volcano Stables and Transportation Company for another Cadillac. Unfortunately it had to be back-ordered as the next carload will not arrive until the latter part of Janu ary. Several cars have been sold from this shipment, and owing to the large number of orders received, the factory is unable to turn out sufficient cars to meet the immediate demand. Great Records Made. The shipment if Lozier ears which arrived last week created a great deal of interest in town. These ears are talked of and written about all over the mainland. Motor Age in its annual review of 1010 road racing has gathered together much interesting data relating to the big road events of the past year. Motor Age gives to Mulford, in the Lozier, the driving honors of the year, and to the Lozier, not only the official title of Stock Car Champion, but recognizes the Lozier as the free-for-all road champion of the past season. C. G. Sinsabaugh, who has compiled the records and data for Motor Age's annual says: "Unquestionably the road-racing campaign of 1010, not only developed a champion driver in Ralph Mulford, but it brought'out forcibly the speed and stamina of the Lozier, which as a stock ear pure and simple, made the best record of the season, although pitted against many cars that were built for racing only and which in cluded not only the cream of the Amer: ieau fleet, but the pick of the foreign ers as well. To Mulford in the Lozier belong the driving honors of the year as is evidenced by a study of the statis tics which have been compiled." Commenting ou the consistency of the Lozier 's various performances Motor Age goes on to say: "An idea of the merit of Mulford 's performance is had when it is remembered that iu every one of his races he did better than sixty miles an hour, and his grand average for the 110S.2 miles covered by him iu the Hlgin, Vauderbilt, Fair mount and Grand Prize races is 62.49 miles per hour for all four of these contests. , "As for the Lozier car itself, it has even a better record than has Mulford, the star drher. Outside of Mulford ' performances, the Lozier gained fame through the work of Teddy Tetzlaff at Los Angeles, and Koran "at Atlanta. The work of Tetzlaff on Thanksgiving Day gave the Lozier great prestige in that it resulted in winning for the Lozier the hor of making the two best averages ever recorded in an Amer ican road race, exceeding even the pace in the Grand Prize, at Savannah, and which rank second and third iu the world's table." Record Lowered. From the Northwest word has been received stating that at last the rec ord for t he hard treacherous road be tween Pomeroy, Washington, and Lew iston, Idaho, has beeu lowered to be low an hour. It has long beeu the ambition of local motorists to make the thirty-one miles betweeu the two towns in an hour but owing to the extreme difficulties, no one has come near that nark. Recently, however, U. C. Burns of Lewiston, Idaho, an enthusiastic locomobile owner, determined to try out his forty-horsepower locomobile over this road. Accompanied by Mr. Ralph Gilchrist of Clarkston, "Washington, he left Pomeroy at twelve-fifty-three o'clock, and arrived in Lewiston at one fifty o 'clock only fifty-seven minutes having been used in traveling thirty one miles of the worst roads in Eastern Washington. Affidavits Convince. W. D. Wallace of Seattle, who knows the roads in that country, would not believe that the feat had been accom plished until he saw affidavits from both Mr. Burns and Mr. Gilchrist. After reading them he said: "It is hard to realize that such time could be made even by daylight, for the road is fearful. Leaving Lewiston, Idaho, you cross the Snake River and follow the river banks for five miles through heavy sand, iu fact, river bottom sand, the road being strewn with large boul ders amisharp rocks to the extent that fast driving is very dangerous. Owing to the heavy sand on this portion of the route it is almost impassable for many cars. Leaving the Snake River the road follows up what is known as Alpowa Canyon for about ten miles, this route up the Canyon being all stiff grade from five to twenty per cent on a narrow road. with many turns, in fact, a road, the average driver would not care to drive at all in the dark and would drive with great caution in the day time. From the top of the hill at Alpowa to Lewiston the road fol lows a rolling country constantly up arid down hills, with an elevation of four to five hundred feet, there being practically no level road in, the entire route, except along the Snake River bottom out of Lewiston. To those fami liar with this route the time made by Mr. Burns of fifty-seven minutes for thirty-one miles is remarkable and when you consider that this running was made at night over the route as de scribed, it becomes stri tly a locomo bile performance and bears out the rep utation of the locomobile being a hard plugger on bad roads and able to travel at high speeds through any country al most regardless of road conditions. DON'TS FOR THE AUT0IST From "The Automobile." Don't let the wheels go to rack; if they are loose at the miter and can not be tightened, remove the hub flanges and pack the space, then put ;baek the flange and tighten up on the hub bolts. Don't experiment with alcohol as a fuel, and finding that it is not effica cious in a low-compression motor, drink it in disgust. Don't put your feet up against the fin ished back of the front f.at. Sup posing you don't own the car? Don't start out for a ride in a friend's automobile garbed in a peek-a-boo waist and a glad smile; if it starts to rain you will have to come home in his overcoat. Don't aceept an invitation to ride in a friend's automobile and stand upon the varnished tool box just because it occupies a place of convenience, on the running board; there remains enough room for good-sized feet on the same board. Don't accept an invitation to ride and then volunteer to crank the motor; you might get your head kicked off. Don't tinker with anything that you don't understand; think of tick ling the fetlocks of an armv mule. Don't confess your sins to the chauf feur; he is not sworn to secrecy. Don't parade the family skeleton any- , iei tne wired bones disinte grate and mingle with the dust of ages. Don't i-o around collecting family skeletons; the blame things store badly. Don't be 'grieved if there are things that you do not understand; the longest list is in the keeping of the wisest man. Don't destroy your standing among your friends by suspecting their motives; you may not be big enough to attract their notice Don't stop at a farmer's house and flash a dollar when you ask him to trot out a glass "of milk; he might not have less than an "eagle" with which to make the change. Don't be arrogant in any event; you are not so much just because vou borrow an automobile to ride" in Don t acquire the hallucination that you have the right to litter up the tonneau of your neighbor's automobile just because he is not the possessor of enough land to make you use a telescope. Don't play poker with a mercerizer and then suddenly discover that the tires on your automobile are too costly. Don't look at "your troubles through a magnifying glass; just meet them face to face. Don't forget that the child with a lost doll is in a hopeless state of dis pair. Don't see things with the eves of the fellow who just lost the favor of a pink-cheeked maiden. Don't be a "symptomite"; doctors feed on such vermin. Don't forget that the pessimist looks through one end of the telescope and the optimist squints through the other and that both of them are in bad; use a cold, critical eye and a little refrigerated judg ment and the end will be satis factory. Don't see your automobile as the fel low who just lost his job looks at the world. Don't scan the horizon through the tear-dimmed eyes of the small boy whose mamma would not take him to the circus. Don't underestimate trouble; it is al ways real, but it is never so much in earnest that it can resist real earnest effort. Don't trade the real for the imaginary you might better have a horse dealer as an agent, and let him act for you. Don't serve in the capacity of a lean to; architecturally no great edi fiee is so incumbered. Don't scatter the faculties; use a choke bore mental gun; aim at the heart of the object.