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The Pacific commercial advertiser. [volume] (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, December 31, 1910, SECOND SECTION, Image 9

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From Sacramento
to Reno in a
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
"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."
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
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
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
an old
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. '"
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
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.
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
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
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
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.

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