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Society Folk of San Francisco Join in Crowning Automobile King Gather in Large Numbers at the Opening of the First Exhibition in This City Variety in Costumes Is Observed at the Show Mary Ashe Miller Entirely s.part from the enthusiastic statements snadc 5-y the technical ex perts as to the success of the automo bile choir at the Onligean last night. It may be announced unhesitatingly that It was quite as successful from i society standpoint. The most select, exclusive and rich of the #ociai world ?f the city and vicinity w»»re present, Burllngame belns especially well rep resented, and quito as many women \u25a0•\u25a0 mm ir»ro !r: r. 1 1 pnrTnnrp. Tt would Ffcm to he particularly an affair of interest to men, as so few Tromen have the mechanical lobe of the brain tofScleatljt well devolope<l O cFpreclatf* t':e Inner workings of motor cars, but there were compensa tloce. One met all of one's friends, there. Ira» pleasant chatter on all sides, there were any number o* men ready to ex plain anything and everything, and thf»i!, too. there was for many the belm p? knATrSng: t!:at it was quite the correct place to be. as society had eet its seal of high approval on the There xras a band that played every thir.g from the latest ragtime to the mon passionate bits of "Lohengrin." and the thronjr of people, which con- EiFted of society, ""near-society," look ers on at society, and some rank out siders who oniy went, to look at the au torr.obiles. promenaded up and down and In and out among the beautiful care for three hours. Jiany or those present were in the parade preceding r.he show and came in their own cars, which lined the streets for several blocks in all directions, fur nishing an automobile show for the populace without that was by no means to be scorned. There has been discussion galore Curing the past few days a"S to what one should wear, nothing having caused such a commotion in the matter of wearing apparel since "Parsifal" was presented to us from 5 to 10 p. m. in the Grand Opera House of blessed memory. The men seemed to have taken the question as one for individ ual solution, as almost every masculine costume save bathing suits might have been Feen. Some dressed as for a motor trip to San Jose, at least, with corduroys, dust coats, sweaters, caps c.nd, it is safe to wager, goggles in their pockets. Others wore full dress, and dinner coats we^e much in« evi dence, but ordinary business suits were the favorite mode of attire. The women ran decidedly to tailor suits, but the term is rather an elastic one. varying from the garments of severest simplici ty to coats and skint with all- manner of decorations. It was noticeable that The following cars are made under (j. S. Letters Patent No. 549, 160, and are the only cars manufactured under this patent, which covers the operation of explosive gas engines for road locomotion: APPERSON LOCOMOBILE POPE-TRIBUNE Bu7cK AR L ° ZIER ROVAU-TOURIST CADILLAC - MATHBSON S. & M. SIMPLEX £T,/")|3|^|]^ i^vJt^ 1 t^JtirclNJ .'•''-* ; . STEARNS - v COLUMBIA v->L,U£*m«jfcSlL,fc; bTbVbNS»UURYEA ELMORE PACKARD STUDEBAKER F^RAINKLIN PEERLESS THOMAS HA VINES PIERCE GREAT ARROW WALTER HEWITT POPE-HARTFORD WALTHAM-ORIENT This is the United States Government Guarantee of protection from the results of infringement, and its benefits are extended only to buyers of gasoline cars made by members of the Association of Licensed Automobile Manufacturers. *^^ The maintenance of a modern laboratory for metallurgical and physical tests is the guarantee to purchasers of the quality and material of cars made by members of the A. LA. M., and is also a safeguard against cheap and defective material. Also the leading foreign cars are imported and sold by licensees of the Selden patent C ' G - v ' \u25a0 ENGLISH DAIMLER v ISOTTA-FRASCHINI Exhibited at the Automobile Show, Coliseum This Week : THE FOLLOWING DEALERS HANDLE UCENSED CARS IN SAN FRANCISCO: AUTO^LIVERY COMPANY M^]©LETO^f MOTOR CAR COMPANY GENERAL MOTOR GAR COMPANY BOYER MOTOR CAR COMPANY NORTHERN AUTO COMPANY HOWARD Am6MOm^oSpANY HOVI^OUSHEY COMPANY WomM^MM^^ CUYLER LEE PACIFIC MOTOR CAR C^SSS^ STimrn^o COMPANY '<• , ivivj i v-Fiv a^aiv v^Liivijr/\i>j i o i UDEBAKER BROS. COMPANY r the most fashionable folk wore the plainest clothes in most instances. Some frivolity was permitted in the I matter' of hats, however, and plumed | marvels of the milliner's art were quite I frequent, even among the elect. There j was a tendency on the part of Burlin ! game's matrons and maids to go in for I black and white checks of different i sizes. WHAT THEY WORE Mrs. George Newhall was gowned in I a tailor suit of pronounced checks. | trimmed with a tiny collar and vest of j red cloth, embroidered in black. Her hat was a becoming one of black vel vet, with white plumes. Mrs. Gua Taylor was in a smaller check of black and white, with a black hat and brown furs. Mrs. William G. Irwin wore a hand some gown of black, with a tiny square yoke of white. Her hat was large, with quantities of black plumes. j Miss Helene Irwln wore a suit which 1 was quite the counterpart of Mrs. THE 3AN v^RANCISCOK GALi:,:, TUESDAY- FEBRUARY 19, ,1907. SCEVBIN COLISEUM, WHERE- THE AUTO SHOW IS BEING HELD. George Newhall's, being the same large check with a touch of red. Her hat was an exquisite affair of white' and rose colored feathers and plumes; Miss Julia Langhoine, who was with the Irwins, was gowned in a tailor suit of pale tan with trimmings of brown velvet, and her wide tan hat had some quills of red In it. , Miss Jennie Crocker wore a black and white checked suit and a large black hat. Mrs. William Tubbs wore a dark brown tailor suit, with a small brown hat and handsome furs of the same color. Mrs. Edwin R. Dimond, who seemed to be one of the few women with an interest in and appreciation of the machines exhibited, wore a suit of dark blue velvet, with a small, black hat trlmed' with Iridescent blue plum age. . 4 fc . Miss Genevieve King was gowned in a plain gray tailor suit with a white linen shirt waist and collar with a tiny black knot of a tie, and handsome chin chilla f urfe. . • Miss Hazel King was in a dark tailor suit" with a gray chinchilla hat, muff and stole. ' \u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0„• . • ; Mrs. Frederick Palmer was gowned in a dark brown tailor suit, with hat and furs which matched In color. Mrs. A.^W. Foster wore a black silk gown, with a toque of mauve velvet and sable. . Mrs. Douglas Watson wore a gray tailor suit and a large black hat. Mrs. Henry E. Bothin was gowned in a pale gray tailor suit braided in white, with an elaborate blouse of white lace. Her hat was pale rose with deeper pink roses. Mrs. Eugene Freeman was in a blue gray tailor suit with a black hat. Mrs. Walter Hobart was gowned In dark blue cloth, trimmed with paler blue embroideries. Her hat was of black and white.; . . Mrs. Rudolph Spreckels wore a short plain tailor suit of black and white I check, a white linen blouse and a white __ __ . . ___ T tailor hat trimmed with black wings. Mrs. William Hlnckley Taylor wore a dark gray suit with a hat to match and gray furs. i Miss Laura McKinstry was in a black cloth and velvet suit, with a white hat, trimmed with white roses. .Miss Alice Herrln's gown was of brown cloth In the princess mode and her hat was of brown with white roses. Miss Edith Chesebrough wore a black tailor suit; a white lace blouse and a black hat trimmed with red roses. Miss Ethel Shorb was gowned in dark red cloth, with brown furs and. a small red hat. Mrs. J. R. " K. Nuttall wore a black gown "with a long black coat and a black velvet hat with a pink rose. Miss Maude Payne was all in gray, wearing a skirt of that color and a coat of chinchilla.' Her hat was rose colored with a wreath of roses. Miss Edith Metcalfe's tailor suit was of red cloth, with which; she wore a little black hat trimmed with pale blue Two Hundred and Fifty Cars in the Parade Autos Cheered Along the Streets Two hundred and fifty-four automo biles paraded through the streets last night In gala procession. Great crowds (lined Van Ness avenue and JMllmore ' street to speed the caravan on its way jto the Coliseum. It was the largest parade of the sort San Francisco has • seen. Cars of every description were fin line, from great tallyhos to lithe l - racers. Moving up the avenue In dou jble file, decked with flags, lights Bhln- Mngr from their lamps through the aeml > dark, whistles and sirens announcing ! their approach, the cars appeared as ! weird monsters that had swooped down \u25a0 upon the city. It was a cosmopolitan I assemblage. The invitation had been ! generous.^ Every one was welcome. From the time the procession moved from the corner -of Van Ness avenue and Market street to the time it reached the auditorium, three-quarters of an i hour later, everything was carried through with rare precision. Autos dodged In and out, darted hither and thither and not a collision of any sort marred the event. CARS FORM A CIRCLE At 7 o'clock cars began to assemble at the starting point. Soon they formed an immense circle about the monu ment to the volunteers. Sirens screeched, -whistles resounded and the odor of gasoline was wafted over the city. Promptly at 7:30 Harry Stetson, who acted as marshal, gave the word and the procession started up the ave nue to the tune of "My Merry Oldsmo bile." At the head were three mounted policemen, J. F. Leonard, J. M. Mc- Entee and George F. Ewing. Following came a large auto containing the band. Next In line was a machine In which were seated Policemen McKevitt. Al fers, Burg and Coulter, all In khaki uniform. Then trailed the 254 motor cars. :\\b'- The procession proceeded up Van Ness avenue to Washington street, countermarched to Sutter, followed plumes and ribbon. Her furs were white fox. Mrß. , Julian Thorne wore a black skirt, a coat of brown fur and a black bat trimmed with pale blue. Mrs. Selby Hanna wore a suit of pale tan, embroidered In blue, a white lace waist and a chic little. hat of brown velvet and fur, with a red rose therein. Mrs. Charles Huse wore palest green, with a hat of the same hue, trimmed with green and old rose plumes. Miss Irene Mack wore a pale blue velvet suit, with a white hat, trimmed with pink roses.' Mrs. Josiah Howell wore a gray tailor suit, a black hat and chinchilla furs. \u25a0 Mrs. E. Walton Hedges wore a hand some gown of brown cloth, with a toque of velvet and fur to match. Sutter to Flllmore, thence to Fulton to Scott, to Grove, to Baker, to the Coli seum. As the parade approached the auditorium pandemonium broke loose. To the noise-makinsr machines with which the cars are ordinarily equipped were added the din of cowbells and ths shouts of the enthusiasts. CROWDS VIEW PARADE AH along- the line the parade wti Klven a noisy welcome. As the cars passed alonsr Sutter street doors and windows were thrown open and fam ilies assembled upon the front steps to observe. From lower Sutter street the parade presented the most Imp'oalng: spectacle..^ Like a cataract of light the machine roMed over the brow of the hill. The machines followed one another In single file along Sutter and FlUmoro streets. .but when the Coliseum loomed Into view the ten-mile an hour.Umtt was forgotten and a general raca 'fol lowed. In which the band wagon was left In the rear. THOSE IX THEUSB Assisting Grand Marshal Stetson were Charles de Young. John D. Spreck els Jr.. Thomas Magee. Thornwell Mul lally and Walter S~ Hobart. Among those in line were: Mr. and Mrs. Ramsdell and Dr. Good fellow. - Louis Mann and party. Her man Flelshhacker and party. M. 11. de, Young and party. Byron Jack3oa and party. L. L. HoeSer. Mrs. Hoefler. Miss Edith Hoefler and Miss Mary Hofler. A- "W. Stewart and party. B~ M. Gardner. R. a Patterson. Ml»3 G. M. Seaton and Miss P. 11. Xewbrogen. S. Schalttacher and party. "W. H. Han sen. Mrs. M. Harding. A. J. Pollock and R. R. Pollock. Mrs. Charles Lun borg, Mr?. Mollle Crowder. D. Ettel and L. Leslie, Harry J. Moore and party. William Bracket and party. A. J. Welsh and party, F. C. Ruppel. Mrs. Ruppel, George E. Erlln and Mrs. Er lin. L. B. Ulrey. W. A. Hlgglns. F. A. Bennett. S. T. Cunning-ham. S. Ducas. Mrs. Ducas. H. F. Blanchet. and Mrs. Blanchet. Albert Herns, C. E. Knicker bocker and party. Captain Valentine. Captain Pulis. Lieutenant McAllister. Lieutenant Parker of the Artillery Corps: John H. McCarthy and party. C. F. Wells and party. William Helbing and party. NEVADA WANTS HENEY Hell Be Asked to Investigate if Railroad Bill Is Defeated RENO, Nev., Feb. 13. — Suould th« railroad bill now before the Legisla ture be defeated Francis J. Heney of San Francisco will conduct an investi gation on the part of the people of Nevada against the railroad lobbyists. A fund to pay all Heney's expenses has been raised by private parties and he has consented to carry on the In vestigation. Frequent rumors of "Colonel Ma zama," backed .by railroad lobbyists, and weakening of some of the Senators. has aroused the people to this action.