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The San Francisco Call Sporting Section
VOLUME CVL— NO. 146.
Worlds's Record Is Broken In Great Race
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64.51 MILES AN HOUR
KEPT UP FOUR HOURS
250,000 Persons See Fleming Gar Win the
'Speediest Automobile Road Contest
California's highways were proved
yesterday to be about the fastest In the
world, for Jack Fleming, driving No. 4,
a four cylinder 40 horsepower car, won
: the Oakland Portola automobile road
race of 25S miles, up and down over
Alameda county, in 3 hours 59 minutes
and 18 seconds, averaging 64.51 miles
an hour actual running time. That
speed broke the world's record of 64.44
miles, established at Santa Monica, and
that of the Vanderbilt cup race of 64.42.
The Apperson Car. No. 13, driven by
Harris Hanshue, came in second, more
than a lap behind the winner and 26
minutes behind in time, while the Lo-'
zier car, No. 12, Harry Michener. driver,
came In third, nine minutes later.
WIA'S PRELIMINARY RACE
The Fleming. car also won the first
race of 150. miles, of which the big
event was a continuation. The Steams
cat, No. 157 driven by Soules, was sec
ord and the Apperson third. The Ap
pereon car won the second race, of 10
laps or 215 miles, for which Fleming
did not. qualify, although his car was
Jn- the lead at the end of that lap.
jiichener was second and'Soules third.
" It would be rash to guess how many
saw the race. . The course looped, from
the Alameda. county road' between Mel
rose "and Hayward to the Foothill
boulevard, through, the. towns. of Mel
rose,' San Leandro . and Hayward. Along
the entire course, were ranged specta
tors, the majority being drawn by mor
bid Impulses to the most, hazardous
points on the loop. There mighf:have
been 230,000 people scattered along. the
21 miles of the course. .Anyway. 'there
\u25a0was out the greatest gathering of spec
tators that ever saw ait- automobile
event. in the- west, and those fortunate
enthusiasts of the bounding 'machines
saw the speediest: road race .that ever
k-u run. , ;.,'-. ; \
E2VHAACES PORTO iA SUCCESS
The race -was" another event which
contributed to the. success of the Por
tola festival. - It. was Oakland's part
of the festival and : was the- most ex
• citing feature of the celebration across
' the bay. ""\u25a0-' "\u25a0: .
Queen Vergilia did- not' leave her do
main to view the contest, nor did Don
Gaspar de Portola, as automobiles. are
* a, 'development, unknown to El Cam in o
I real- In " the days of .the first , governor
"\u25a01 of California and it might have.beeri
,-a.n anachronism had he' been a specta
' tar. at the show- -;.'.. " . , . ,'\u25a0 -. /
There .was 'some distinction to the
race In the way of personage's, how
ever. United States Senator George C.
"Perkins and his family viewed the race
" from the grandstand.? Mayor. Mott- of
Oakland was on the scene and^Charles
Belshaw was there,- not to : '_ ...mention
many other people who motored to ; the
course. >
ACCIDEXTS MAR CONTEST :>: >
There were two serious accidentsTand
i several minor: casualties. . Peter..'J. :^Mc£
Klttlck_of /Palvasta. avenue. Melrose,
was * struck " on ./the - forehead'; by. i the
metallic rim 'of •at sweeping car' InlEast
Fourteenth/ - street ' - between \u25a0 palvasta
and" Seminary avenues." * The"; rim" 8 - from
the wheel rolled 'like 'a': hoop into V the'
'crowd if' of was.one.
I and while he was /trying .to. dodge, .the.
L " thing. It iStruck -hlm^bn? the; head, lie
sustained a concussion of tho brain ami
\u25a0was- believed^* to be "fatally . injured."
Otis F. : JohnsoiW; a ; janitor," residing at
121 Thirteenth - street, 'Oakland.'., .was
struck by the'Knox' car Xd. .2,'. driven
, by," Frank; Free. ' Tlie steering gearvof
the . car * became , impaired ; and « the ma
chine ran _into. the: .'crowd,
Johnson to the ground. The maifs back
Ever Run
was broken and he was thought last
evening to be -dying.
There wefe 15 cars that went off In
a cloud of steam amid the boisterous
explosions of their engines, the- first
starting. promptly at 10 o'clock yester
day morning and the others following
at one minute intervals. Three cars
completed the entire course, the three
which came inside tthe money. On. the
tenth lap the order was Fleming, Mich-'
ener, Hanshue and 'Bonney. i On the
eleventh Bonney went up from : fourth
to Eecond place, overhauling Michener
and Hanshue/ But then the accident
happened which -put his car; out 'of the
game and. he "did not finish! the course/
FIXISH AT' STRAIGHTAWAY
' The~other cars- dropped out during
the race at various times and from
various" causes. , "c-':^' : \u25a0«\u25a0 ' :'J. \u25a0
The grandstand, and- start rand, fin
ish of the race were located on 'z the"
foothill boulevard,' -near the * W."\ B:
Frick school, not far from - Melrose.
There was a mile of straightaway
there as a relief from the twists ""of
tho foothill roadl So down, the home
stretch came ;the skimming machines,
first as a pale streak. -on, the: far, side
hill road, then as a elbudt of . dust 'and
blue smoke at. "the:~q'ulck'- turn[''above
the stand. , At first the'ear -would look
like a fire breathing' toad squattlng-fonl
the road, but-increasing in size every
minute. " " V - \u25a0 ;
, ' There r was a ! dip,: near "the '^school
house f and', in.,; the" low place.. the; car
•would be lost to view - for -a '\u25a0 second:
Then it would : comb-bouncings ibiit /into
sight again- and", ".close ;to" the Aground,'
would whirr ; past the^ stand; over -the
hard road i that" shed JnbtTeven r a 'film' of
dust, aend on' and /out 'of .sight !in',the
direction of Melrose. Most of; the. cars
passed I singly," but' ; at llhteVvals ; » there
would •\u25a0 be a nip,- and tuck\race \ f or:;"the
honors. At one 'time' five-c ars-" were'
sweeping, along-on the . stretch, j . ', : . ' "\u25a0\u25a0'.
. The -course' of Jthe 'race .was .'thor
oughly patroled'by the soldiers of the
Fifth infantnv national^ guard'of \u25a0 Cali
fornia.. Colonel jB.VA: ; Smith' command
ing. ,The cqmpanjes'jwere: 'A. 1 Captain
L.- C; Francis. : and >"F/ Captain" C.'( ; H.'
Sullivan,- of Oakland; "C; Captain^ G." E.;
Pape,' Berkeley; G.lCaptain Ruskln Mc-
Connell, • Alameda;'. h/ Ckpta'ln"-*J.Vj.
Borree, Hayward; '-.],;{. CaptainrrF.^A;'
Marriott,: Palo Alto.; Major p. At Dukes,
hospital -.'corps,*; Fifth had
charge ; of ;the > hospitals ialong Uhe, : line '
MAXWEI.iV' HAS ' IL,r, LUCK
';'"\u25a0 Arthur. "B. AVatson, .starter, brought
the .' cars ;to rthe line .at 10 r o'clock.
Kling, \u25a0;.- driving- 1 a". Maxwell; Nb. 4i1,:4 il,: a
small-red " car • without^" any bottom
to ; ; lt. ..was ; : the, first, .to Tcrank - ( up and
move -into position. ' Linz was the'nie
chan ician. /-/Before ith c; second I lap : had
been^negotlated^the'fiywheel'of ."the^car
wen t '\u25a0„' bad ; and i L,i nz ** was • sllgh tly.) i n-
Jured. i; V. ended -V the,',V Maxwell's
chances../ No! *2 ; car, ; H. "Hairs .Sunset,"
a tilow,: gray .car,'- was * next. " It*" went
awayt in* a;' cloud ; steam 'and ;' only
passed \u25a0 once * again, sas ;It :lost ; i.ts^ tire
rim at". -the-, turn s near,' Melroae J street,
where >, McKittrick *was"f hurt. Nol • 3 to
get* awa>*,"f.Morrisi;in*,'hls^. Autocar, did
not ;;la"st \ many? laps ; mor^. • : '< [\u25a0-, '\u25a0 _-^
.No. 4,- Fleming's iswlftfdistance ; 'eater,"
with-Travers asjnechanlcianjistarted'bn
his'; rapid ;flightTat^three;minutesr^fter
10,- o'clock.'^ th'e^bJue'ir'clad Vriders -bend^
ing = "low. ;toi.'dodg*e^windßVeßistance^as
the light icar.' jumped;' under 4 thejspur
of Jthe; gasoline. JjiThe^ cars! destined :f or
greater,; or; lesseT{fame;.duringjthe^race
followed-: in^succesßlon.'v^,The*nuniber
13 did v not:iriterferetwith thcilntrepid'
SM\ FR^GISGO^ LStfM>l^pMQßEß3&j£3?(»;
How Cars Held the Lead
\u25a0-I - CAR, • \- Driver 1 l.[ 2|3|415 |«|7 | S | O^\H) |11 \\2.
1 Maxtrel. - Kinjr t! .( \u25a0- . \u25a0 :
.SSunset H. Hall 15 15 - ' .- i .\u25a0\u25a0
3 Autocar ..:..'..;.. Morris -'............... 10 10 S « T 4 « ' >
'"4 Pojvc-Hartford:.;.'. Fleming ' '2 1 111 \ 2 5 1 2 1 1
f. Po|ie-H art ford ..:. I'otter .............,.: 8 12 6,-7 : .
OJComet ..'.:.. ;. B. J.,Ha11... 14. l.t- U. 9.8 .. -'\u25a0. .•> ,- , ?
.'7fChalmers-Detroit,".V Warner ::..*..'.."'..'.'.".V: :..*..'.."'..'.'.".V. j 6- ' &': -r.^',—. .'\u25a0\u25a0 ;" '._:\u25a0'\u25a0: ;n; n ".- .~". '->
'- 8] Lexington ;....... <,;. Murray....'........: '- • * ' - ' ij
>f>!Buirk -...i.... F. Murray.......... ..: 12 7 3 5 3 S ' *-" _> ,~ s . '*i
lOjßnlrk ............ Cbristensen ........... Sin '». 11" ' . '.'\ "* ' ' 4i
lltKnox Free .................. 11 !'9 "4 5 "" ' : : /§
12jl»rier Michlner ..;.... 4 5 5 X 4j 7 r. 3 .T 1' A' £<
, 13:ApperRon . —" ... Henshnuc ..-...'....-;... 7 2 '4- 3" ".6" 6- 3". 1 : 5 "3 3 2 ;
14.pte.arn8 IBonney ...•*.. ..'..".....•. ,1; r, 7 10' 5' 31*1: '4 4' -4: 2 -.a?
-15'Stearns > .^.. ... ...jSoules \u25a0'....' .....'... 3 3: 1- 2 -2 2, 5 2 2 • U
lO!st^vens-Dury»^.. ..lOuthaDk 13 4 10 12- . -.' ":\u25a0
17|RockPt-Pchpe<ller '..tPiancon ....... ....... 4 \u25a0• \u25a0-. . \u25a0-. ;'» ; . -^ :'. ; :
Fastest Lap of Bach 'Car
Piston Displace-; . . Fastest! \u25a0 -
Car • : Driror. Mechanician^ — |mpnt Lap I^p M.P.11.
M" Maxwell ........:.. C.'.0." Kins.. A. G. Lu1z. ....'. 241.10-' 1 1-1T44 5.5.(W
". 2Sunsu>t ........ \u0084~ . Harold Hull ... Henry. Machnon-... 255. 30 . S \u25a0'. 1^4S:O0 ill. K7
3 -Autrtcar-, .'......-..'.. W. \u25a0<;; M. '. . . Wm.- Hammerson. ...'..\u25a0.| "\u25a0 - -1 - M.'A \u25a0
.4 Pope-Hartford .'....". J. "Fl«^nlns. .. ...iL«.-st«T: Tracers .:. .11im. 44 /r, - lft:O0 6<].««
-5 Pope- Hart ford ..... Geonje I'otter, jOitin -Thrall. . '.12W.44 . 3 '21 U2 iSS.OSi
6 C0met"..::........-. L. J.. Ha 11 ..."... Sam Smith ... . - : U'.Ol .oS ". a \u25a0'\u25a0: 28:07 45. (X>
i T.Chalmers-Detrojt .. 11. Warner .... .. J. MeCauley . .. . .J302.1S '.. 1, ! 21:29 5-S.lO
- S I.exiußton G.; C:.M urray .. .'........, Sift.OS .'..... .-' ..) -..
9 Buick' ..'..:... F.< Murray -.:.'.."-. Thomas Burns ..*. 315.0 5.% - if). 47." 03. 1C
10 8uick :..'..:........\u25a0. C. ChrlKtenscn.V.F. I.aroh<>r . :*..*.. 318. 0$ 1. 23:02 M.54
11-Knox F. K. J % rec...:..|J. Robinson ...... 3T3. 00 2 : 24:10 -."2.10 -.
12 L0z1er. ............. 11. • Michener \u0084..|L. I'erclral' ..... . 47fi.."l 10 - 10:01; ;<SiJ.6O
13' Apperson '.:.'.' 11. Hcnshaue. ST.. .Ochrlcke, . 510^:4 .10 * -10:23 00.45'
14 5tearn5. .......:.. ".. D.-'A. Bonney...". It. C. Douglas. .. . 533.24 " 7 19:08 -G3.10
15 Steam* . . . „". - :.. . . C. 50u1w. ......: K. E. t VTilkius. . . . 033.24 S \ \u25a0 10:24 65.45
18 StCTong-Duryea ... ..IO - Ontbauk.. ...,IA; '> Ruddle .7.'.. . . 555.21 2- -20:22 02.06
17 Kochet-Schniedier ; ..[FUncoa ... .....jDicksou .. .... 850.04 ...... ....... .......
Ilanshue !in' "the ; fast vApperson. / *In
fact,' he - bad [: asked -\ for", the" number.
Bonney was \u25a0 a -popular* driver i arid , was
cheered j as . "his. "'.machiri.e?'was-. : wheeled
fourteepthinto line:
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VICTOR SHOWS DARING
Fleming's daring and '\u25a0'\u25a0 dash showed
in the' first* lap. 'He was but a. few
seconds ' behind ; Driver -King's'- Max
well'-as -they, '-passed ~: the -grandstand
after.- the .first round. 1 and when.the;llt
tle^car* came Ho <• grief "the blue :clad
driver 'in" his , gray -car^ took , lead.
And .there "he. -stayed.^cutting" records
with- the ;sang -.froid^of ' lightning." : -
: As | the -riobn hour approached • the 21
miles of ;rac'ecourse"be,came a 'great- pic
nic- loop.*' ; From -the- tonneau of -'every
auto'xame-lunc'h, baskets,, and 'speeding
machines ".were followed -;with 'eyes that
hadji been ? devoted » to i sandwiches /dur
ing-, the/ monieritv between Ithei appear
ance, and 'disappearance of the buzzing
'lightnlng,;bug.; ; ; - i ;: "
",'pThe'. people.; at Jhad- gath
ered j early.^.' ' At . 7 o'clock there I were
automobiles, "motorcycles -land * citizens
on > horsebacck? and^in f buggies ,'and ls on
foot' hurrying • to*.th'e> course.*- At; S
6'clock'K theT/vehicles 11 filled ' the - '. road
three .or.'fcJur^abreast.L .'At 9:So;o'clock
the' course.was*\u25a0. was *\u25a0 closed vtoV everything
except the i racing Tears,', and* they .came
from.'their : camps, the men -.tinkering
with ;<the L ' machines *'up^%,to -' the "last
moment..', . •-.•/,'• t r :.;\u25a0/•-; *•-
BE/Lu.TV^ABSE\T- J TIIERB . \
;;"^^The gracing? automobile,": it; should -2be
explajned.r is not aHhing-ofjsurpasslhg
beauty/; as ?is '\u25a0\u25a0 it He | racing ihorse > or- the
racing; yacht.' 5 ' \Thermacliines yesterday!
were-;, .inclined '\u25a0). to \be ,i grimy.*. \u25a0" But
theyr.wero^ low" and ('sturdy.' and > their
engines..; were" \ the;' noisiest. 'that V ever,
roared' im their,: travails. T,The>man" who
invented ithe'mythtbf/Uie^re.' breathing
dragbn;mustihave'hadUhe."raclng / auto^
mobile : in iniirid.tJ.TJiere^wasifai terrible
'clap or", of *, explosion; -'and - exhaust : a«
the. cars i lined afp.'x That- popping; sound
became.", more .;. of , aY/ desperate /• whirr
after the .race was f oh.-* - Tlie'fit-o breath
ing^dragon's7 became savage »- bees i that
tore^'into \ space 'and', around^ the "corner,
withta-' swiftness that a gave^llttle^tlme
to ';.- analyze^ the ? either .of »cbn-.
structlon; or -sounds .' . ... . "•»'.•
«• * As/ the race t. progressed, and .'it'; was
seen? that? theyblueTclad^FlemingVwas
tb'tbeithelvictor,, if^he'did, not -meet: with
mishap,' -his?;; arrival; each*.:.time' was
cheered • heaftilyj by the:- spectators" in
the."'grandsta"nd,', y whd;Vouldifoir6wjthe
ATonderfulldetalls" of/ 1 his': performance
from 1 : the Vfigu res r. on i the I Scoreboard."*"; :
THOUSAXDS|wXeXc6ur'se'.- -'\u25a0 \u25a0'\u25a0::;,.;'
: . Xot : until c the * race * wast'o ver _- could ••. 1 1
be'**appreciated J.how .many ywere "'. out to
see "the/." race. ';> j From V^ Sani;Frahcisco"
alone *« there » were* thousands'^ who, '\u25a0\u25a0 went
VJft '" the^s^ trains * and [< riot I| ili tlieir \ j cars."
'Aridffrom'i'Oakland.'jßerkeleyjandfevery,
sec tioh '\u25a0-, of 'the |coun try/ adjacent .: to";, the
course V. there * were *\u25a0 t housands;*" .<\u25a0!\u25a0' j |.'.)<
-The' perfection '" of vthe^-* day Raided? in
drawing, out the ; crowd, j The sun.read;
ily dried , the -"heavy ."< sprinkled -surface
of ithe .road.* The;; foothill 'drive 'is;a
beautiful^-- road, - ov'erlookingj "the.-bay
arid ,tlie.eastside : bayj cities. : -.While. th«
racing > automobilists ;dld not see- the
"beauty^" of the 'scenery,.' the- folk | who
drove out.to ,see the races ] had a'splen
didtour toeiijoy, as wellas a desperate
race to: be "thrilled over. \u25a0• -': - c
CarsjTurried^Squarely- Around
j The i town of ; Hayward, | blessed .with
the-;two ; most \u25a0- difficult •", curves--; on .'the
course, ;;a: straight .-'of ".road, "a*
bridge . and^ a-two; mile grade, had a
race -; quite- separateKf rom ;• theVniain
event,', '.and • no-: one"' of .. the
3,000"; people lining;" ttik~. i roads 'at that
end!- of the* ,egg ":\u25a0 sliap"e.d ;i . course Vcared
what-becaiho of. the: machines after. they,
had; appeared in ,>&> cloud of^diist on^.the
road ffrbm' Melrose,^skidded.^ahd'ca- |
reened y around k the i curves ; and
peared 'over/.WebbJhlll'i after^ negotiat
ing the: two ;mile 'grade.:: - - ' * v
\u25a0-* At'; the "junction; of » the,^ county \ road
and :. B"• street, indeed, \u25a0' tHe>Haj'Ward>
citizens; witnessed- \u25a0} theV.Tnost :• exciting
periods; of (tb.e: race." ;{Here* the", course
took a right Jangle; turn, -over a bitumen
pavement,.* and '» in { making rthe l curve
xnachine^-af t'er '.machine:- slid
around- and; stopped,'; pointing back /the
-way * it chad .'come.v- One tracer; whirled,
so *,that,'- after an "i entire", turn,' ''if- was
•pointing^againithe; direction" it wished
to/go. . and -off it started -without a mo-"
ment'B'delay.'. j..; J. ; i . : .' .
FIRST' -CAK - APPEARS - -- /
*".A.- shout went :lup , as, ;.two:~ miles,
. away,- a" pineh r of ,' dust'suddenly -sprang'
' ;Up-*on?the"straight':stretchlfrbm -Mol-!
rose.- '-Then^ an auto shuwed,-and"grew>
i more- ahd^more^distihct^until, - with'ia*
rattle fa^nd: roar,: the- brakes ; screamed'
•for/ the ? right \an gld -• turn. ~; ; Mechanic
Jeanlng ; far. jtpwardl the i incurve, and
'driye'r.' gripped: at ihis j,wlieel,^the/nfa-"
chine* laid* a around jthe . corner,'
skidded.v rejeovered *,or : j.whir 1 ed | arouiidi ':',
arid : ;star_ted;off^for;ith*"e-."next.;'curve,i'a" ;
hanked t right iangle'bend'i three-blocks
away,Tleadihgrput,of jB istre^tj Into/, the.
foothiir'boulevard. ; :vAnother:iwhlrling'
cloud ijTof^'dusti^'ahd;^ amid j further.j yells
the .; raceV"-,wasl-if off, .across,; the % bridge \u25a0
andj- climbing,: the hill., .a
.man - turned -to; speak; to? his' neighbor,^
ana ;he"'looke..d jj again*ithere].was> a*
summit fandjagalnsan:
empty j f oad.^'Hay ward ; then ; turned* to
.the next^pinch' of ;"dust prising Jon'.,the
' ' county^ road: and agahi- the* performance
"was i rcp^ated.*^ .;'- * >-!\" ; -<:.\u25a0"; '\u25a0'< ":' ;"' \u25a0•:".'\u25a0
; ;.| There Awas f a*c sniaUjbarik « of idirtV.to
catch*,- the > machines ,-:as" ; / .tliey,^whirled ;i
around; the [corner, from:the'county s - road'
' into,- B»t street," Jan tl : this .> undoubtedly'^
,saved^the^plate.*\glassU^yindow.Sv of * a;
\u25a0 dry'gdods^stdrejrdirectlyJSln %t he> lihef of *
theJmachine'sias^they.isllpped^and'Cslid'
,on I tHefaspHal t/^-:.4The * bi g£S tearns.-"| No*
.14r^riveniby,jBonney,Uuriied'completely,
'around fa trthisi curve ibnce/landsiagain'
d!^|lnto^the^bankjandr ; threw»a|bpm;i
bAdmehtCbJleartliSagainstVthefstore^
Elapsed Time of Bach Lap of Contest
Xo.| Car and. Driver. : .1 | .2 1-.3. | 4 J 5 | 6 I 7 I S 9 I 10 Jl ~i 12 I M.P.H.
ljMaxwell ................ 21.44! - - \u25a0 - I j - -.. ,»--•' « \u25a0 |
O. O. Kins • \u25a0;\u25a0 -21:44* | - f I . - . ' * '' ' - %i-v j- .- ' • '» '\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0
- SiSunset »-. '. ....... ;..:."...'. 2:37:57 4:25:57, I f" . ". .
. i llaroltl Hall .-\u25a0: . 2:37:57(1:^:00 ~.' 1 / \, ... t - i' >.
SAutcK-ar ........;....... 23:03 47:32 1:11:20 'I:3S:3D( 2:02:00) 2:26:35 2:49:30
Walter; Morris , 23:03 24:29 23:40P 27:27 2;j:21l 23:21 47:20 •
4iPope-llartfonK .......... 20:«i7 r»:16l 1:17:4S 1:37:K5 1:00:13 2:15:23 2:42:48 3:02^)7 3:21:14 3:40:13 3:K>:l* 53:00
it Jack ! Fleming 20:07 aO:Of> 10:40!"; 15:52 '19:20 l»:00 19:10 2Tia 19:23 13:05 10:01 1D:O3 ,84:68
rl -. Howard;- Warner '" ;J:29 ; 21:4 6! ; -, '. . • * .
- Frank Froo - . 24:311- .-2t:10« 24:4»jV - 24:*0 " 24:55 i " 2K:12!
12 Lozior •\u25a0- 21:00! 41:271.1:01:58 1:33:151 1:53:2i»}-2:22:11i- 2:44:02 2:04:02 3:23:57 S:^:^ 4:09. t2 4:20:37 -««:4-1
«' .Harry .Michiuer , ". .( 2l:<\v -20:27j 20:31 -,. 31 :171 20:11? 25:45|, - 21:1.\ 20:00 10:55f 19:011 25:44! 20:14 60:03
liilAppcrsori .:....... -22:00! . 21:25, 1:01:40 ,l:2l:s«'l:44:.'Vfif 2f11:40j 2^tl:3li>3: 2o:M 3:13:33 3:32:00! 3:38:011 4r17:54
\u25a0 (.Harris Henshnne ~\ 22;00f 19:23! 20:20 -20:111 23:C01 26: M 19:45] 19:23 22:39t 19:23: 24:55. 20:03
14 Steams :..:. V...... ' 20:ft4 ?. ,40:33 1:02:42 j1:39U31T1:35:35l 2:18:30) 2:35:2S 2:50:19 3:21:95! 4:01:12! 4:23:49
j.O. A. Bonney - - .; -. 2o:m "20:29 22:09 35:311 20:15- 20:02J 19:38 20:31 . 21:46| 40:07 24:37
15 Steams .. ...........;..'.. 20:09 -- 29:41| iiO:2l 1:19:55r 1:39:29 1:55:.17| 2:24:37' 2: 44:01 3:03:3K!
Chrirlps Soules .. . .'20:091 13:32 . 19:40 19:371 -19:31 ?O:2S : 25:40! 19:24 19:»| .. I.
lGStevens-Duryea 41:031.1:01:25 l:42:l«5j 2:22:24 i \u25a0 ! I \u25a0 -I I
| C. Onthank- : . 41:03| 20:22| \u25a0 40:51| 40:0*1 i I. I '
. ••Did not start. - ... . . . ' . . ' .
window. Again it -came so- fast that
the \u0084t urn •. could:, not ..b e n\ade.*, r and-. it
swerved and -jerked-to within-a
.few 'feet of the/fleeing: crowd..-' While
the racer;, w^s wallowing in the .dirt
Potter, ,Chfistensen- in his Buick,- and
Soulcs/in^his. Stearns,.'came . whipping
down- and*' around; the: curve, ; slipping
and : ; with brakes; screaming, just as
the Bonney got-out rarid away.T.' lt, was,
the.closest to a 'collision: that rHay ward
saw, and . for a time -it seemed r that the
four wouldfpile^up 'together.;.- - : : "
FLASH OF-MERRIMEXT*; <
,:-A # spice "of - merriment' .was > thrown'
into .tlie race .wheri^dne 'of.the'cylinde'rs'
of -Buick -Xq. v ' 9. 'with F. Murray; at? the
wheel, cref used/ to "shoot,, and', the % big
jcar. came ; to . a~halt at the ; ; roadside! : "* i
/\u25a0\u25a0.While 'Murray^and-.'Burns, ?his.-* me- !
- sweated at the ten- i
'gine., : Morris flevy.'past r 'ln' tils -Autocar
.and.waved* them" on- with" a, merry ges-. i
ture; V ' \u25a0 ; : •'. \u25a0..":"- >.TW~--- '\u25a0'\u25a0--'- -- i
: ; "Come .on! *dpn'trwait herer*?Morris
yelled. V and g Murray H emitted •; several,
moreivigroroiis' words; for he had gained
two pi acesv on " that 'Jap,-.* and " now.-was
Josing.them.'; When'-his^englneigot ;to
going, 'Jiowever.H he; ; laid '; a '/simmering
course 'that' ; brought^.him-atVa^ Jump
close * in, >the < derisive . 'Autocar's | wa'fte,
and ;they. topped; the limit of Hay ward's
vision,' Webb •hill,'! fighting, for lpositign.
\u25a0;;OneY fatality,? too/ occurred, ihf Hay-
"sight.^ -It : was the ;kfuing';of
a' : happy > dog, ;by j-Michener ': in"/ his sLo
zier."; The : -canine/t was } trotting .along
the ; road, \* and, "seeingltne car - coming
from" afar; he^sa't .^dow.n-j-to^ehj'Qyvits
approach. >: Not. a'yelp, so rapid-wasthe
pace.';attended *the I dog's "death- , The
cur;,was!never;aware ; of iwhatjhad'hap- 4
pened.i'vlTlfe^Xozier,;- jerked - aside i 'as
it!.;Stroick i 'ithe ; ":,"anlmal,"*i;bUt vMichener
steadied- it,"? and Uf- did not decrease its
speed.^:..' " -.\';.°,...' .".-,'" .'\u25a0\u25a0-." \u25a0 \u25a0 :'--" ti---;t i --- ; ~.i
speed; carries ltoo far : ' '>..-, ;
: -Warner.tin. his^Chalmers-Detroit, and
Ontliahk.'.rin a ; Stevesis^Duryea, . got? up
suck -V speed^on '•" the I", straight
from \u25a0 Melrose 2~that '* they* Iwere'ccarif led
past: the; turn; rdowritthe ;; county
road,"* and Jhad {ioi turn 'andjcome' baqjc.
The • crowds chaffed?? them~>b*ut.rllke all
the '"drivers S ih t *thisi'death* n ;race,'. they
paid"no :: attenti.on ( .tOHth"e-yells.VV. \u25a0\u25a0 > - •-
;~No*accidentsrn^arfed*the sportfat^tnis
f arther v ; end{ of^the^cpurse.* ; \' -^JThe rnlliila
were ? more /rreailyito^keep I thee crowd
backer andnwhen^tHe"; cars j ski dde'd,^ the
virtu e\u25a0:of 1 1 hi s ' Svas/dempns trated;_' S Not
ori"ce,\foy^ingJicHieflyi .to, :the. militia's
vigilance, f, was :J. "Medfos'- co"m
pelled v.to.^set:; his/ emergency.: automo
bile' to going. V" "0 1 ;!*" '\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0' ' \u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0-•'
Fastest- Practice Time
r -The
fastest'; time^ever imade : over.the.'ctrcuit
on\*which" the f to
b'e'Jcleclded^iie > st^Saturd?y was^recbrded
in).practice ito'day^by -"Jack :«"A_ike_niS driv
ing fa? National* car^X, HeTjlriishedXf aur,
laps^of *the;;l2.64jmilejcoursevinT 11:15,
11:21,^1:32^ and s>ll_.s3,\:or^ close ?to*-70
milesian-hourJaverageXy'r^. ,-:.-; H^;^ ;
i7,'Lee % torirn^r,^ in "ja ? Ghalmers-Detroi t,
als6ffhades good ?Unie)Jtwo? of -hi» laps
b"elng'clpcked?attll:Jl"an"d "ir:32." ; .;-'•;.
i^Harry ?/ Stillma'n^'ahd "* Ray ;- Harrouhv
both^driyi ng: Marmori; cars,* made" better
than'a'fnile^a^minute.--^; ;. • ' V '
Ne^v^Five\Mile fMarlc V
Ga:.ik OcOU Sa^-iAtlanta's
automobHe'i^race track : {lwas Informally,
o"peneditq;^herpublic]this r a"«ernb^
tO|cel^b'mtelthje|event?Barney/Oldfield
W. J. SLATTERY
made at Indianapolis by reeling oft five
miles in 3:52 2-5. . .
.:. George : Robertson, driving his bi?
Simplex, ; drove, five miles in -_ 3 :59 4-5,
breaking, the", w-erld's record "hitherto
held by^Oldneld. He then made a mile
in 46. seconds, and two miles in 1:34. ;
Cliq'uot, driving "a Pope-Toledo, made
twomiles-ih\l:39 flat. \u0084.;.'
", Basle; ih; his Renault, drove two miles
in 1:50. v1n his.four"mile dash he made
the, distance .in ; 2:44. . . \u25a0 ,
'v-'In"; the^lO' mile event Robertson won.
Tjme,:S:2l 1-5:,.. .. - . .
VictirhMo; Marry
h *FBESXp£ Oct.; 23.r-Mr.; and . Mrs. F.
M. •'Johnson, parents -of O. -H. , Johnson,
who ! .w;as^ serlous.ly..injured-, near". San
lieandro ;today while watching the au
tomobile; races." "live: Jn Fresno, and
"Johnson resided here up to". three years
ago. \ The parents'left tonight for Oak
laml.r v . This ? -. morning ;they received' a
rletterj.from heir son announcing that
hg^was to'be married "on the twentieth
of Vest month T to Miss Grace Murphy
of ;" s Alameda.V- In; the afternoon word
was *\u25a0 received 'of * his ) ; injury.
ifoLD -'-weatherVspell -
;gV. WItL . GRIP/COUNTRY
Expected \to' : Extend >Froni \ Coast
to Coast
; .WASHINGTON." Oct. 23.— C01d weath
er.: Is 'about, to' grip the ' country from
,^cqast» to /coast. v*The \u25a0/ sheet of .rain
that *\u25a0 swept '\u25a0. across the -United States,
radiating" from -;a storm? center near
St. : J?; Louis,!'', has :;r passed* along.' 'until
now,, it , is / sweeping. . down ~upbn the
middle * r Atlantfc coast. .The disturb
ance": is to " pass 'out to- sea,
after,- which ~_the » wind ; will - sweep the
country,;, from ; : the north.! a
.trifle according to the section. • . ._: — •
, ".Inithe -far northwest the temperature
ds f rising' just Jerioiigh.to holdout hopes
offa\short duration .of ;the. chilly; spell.
Along -the ;,entire "territory ; eaet of- the
' Rockies,:- however,:^ the mercury \u25a0• Is «fall
lrigT.wlth. jtbe^ e.tceptlon ,of ' the 'middle
'Atlantic-land _the .'south- Atlantic coasts."
£•••; High iwifidt'wlllfjbe- the (rule, accord
ing "to. ; the : , weather bureau.' ' "'\u0084
INTERIOR OF^THe EARTH
>^ ; HA S^DENSITY OF-IRON
French - Scientist Says- Crust Is
930 -Miles Thick
A- French* scientist advances 'the fol
lowing'theory* of Hhe^ condition 'of > the
interior : of } the; eart h,' says « the \u25a0 London
Globed j,The "mean' density^ of "the' : earth
Is .known-tbjbe ,raor< ,- than i five -times
that-'of 'jWater.^-, 'As;th,e*outer^layers-of
theicrust havea/veryifeebledensity-^
water^l.; rocks ran ; j average V of ;; 2 %—^-it
follows that "the. interior must'' haye ,' a
density -of "abouts 7.7,"i which Is j that »*of.
irbiu£ ', He ~ says i that ; : ; there -. is 2 enough
accurate yriformatlon'aboutf the . rlgid-
It>v of I the 5 earth.:, to J make \u25a0 it j fairly \u25a0 cer-'
tain* that/, this? ls; slightly* greater "th^n
steelJf-;Helcalculate3"that; I the?crastTof
thelear.th?ls T abput*93ojmlleslthick.;tHe
calls i the{inside'/of i the 'crust; the *bary-';
"s"phere.*/_/r'7 r - '**'\u25a0? L'T : r *-.f? "- - ; ' ".'•''
At.Yale university* there is a skullTof
aTtPrehlstoric'* animal which -measures
n{ne~ifeettlbnsr;and slx';fefet';broad." *'
PAGES 37 TO 48.
STUDENTS TO BE
SEEN IN COMEDY
Dramatic Club 6! Sacred; Heart
\Yill Aid Church Fair
Booth
The Uacred - Heart college dramatic
club, which is composed of students
and former' students -of the Sacred
Heart college, 13 to present, the famous
three act comedy, "If I Were a Noble
man" next Wednesday evening, October
27." in St. Paul's hall. Twenty-ninth- and
Church streets.
The performance is for the benefit of
the young ladles' sodality booth in the
coming fair for SU Paul's church. Th«
performers : have been rehearsing their
parts for several weeks and the enter
tainment promises to be a success
artistically as* well as < financially.
The principal" parts are to be taken
by the former students, while the
younger men will assume ' the minor
roles. ,\u25a0 • . s .
Following is the cast:
Mr. Jordan .Thomas "M. McCarthy
Old- Mr. 'Jordan.*. ..".'..:.- Jam<>a P. Ke!llj
C1e0n...-. George V. McKmjtk
Corlelle ~. ....Jobs L. LAytlon
DorfawTes. .-:;..'.. :'..;..-.-. .AwJxew F". McKena*
Doranto. .D. Eastoa Moras
Nicholas "•.. \u0084..'.'.....*..Francl» Ej Derham
Professor of Philosophy. ..!.". Thomas-M. O«Sn«y
Prcrf«««or of Music. .George V. McKeeTrr
Fend?? Master Fraoels X. Manclx
Dancing Master „ . . .Thomas - M. " Murphy
Tailor ....r. An.lr«"» F. McKenna
Mtift!.-. ....Thomas ~F. Gaffney
Maslc- Pupil...' '-.• Jotnl. Lajdoo
Footsaea.. Harry E- neilmann. Jotm X- F. Br*y
Turks B. J. Uartttman. TJ. I. Keenao.
5..-..vr..:.... IK. T. Sfceehr. J. M. Keefe
Drrrlahes. .Harrjr E. Hrllmann. Joun E. F. Bny
Mustclaas -.'.... .; ." ..\u25a0
".Li P. Jennings. E. A. McEroy. V. P. Buckley •
Dancers.*.' C. L.. Dahon^y,
-77 "A- O'Connor. A. S. Sprln?ett, "! F. M. Tan
Negro Page*.' T., A. O'Connor, F: W.- Vail •
CENSORSHIP, OF. PLAYS, *
INJUSTICE TO JEWS
Instituted to Prevent Stirring
,- Up Strife
The inquiry into the exercise of the
office', of censorship of plays, apart
from the fact that Its chairman ia Her
bert Samuel, has -" much . Interest \u25a0» for
Jews, who" are. -as -Bernard ' Shaw has
•not failed to observe and to tell.. the
keenest playgoers .. and first nighters. \u0084
It" happens "very £ curiously. In view
of the^censorshlp being: prllnarly.lnsti
tuted ;to prevent the representation on '",
the stage of any play likely to" arouse |
religious "controversy, : that, the un
doubted origin of the modern drama Is
to be found In the, old miracle plays.
-The object of the miracle play was to .
teach" th^ history of .the bible to those
who could \u25a0; not', read the scriptures. : It "*
is" 4 to"ibe resretted.^'saysvlhe .Jewish
Chfonlclc^that" modern .censorship " has •
passed so many stasre pictures of th«
Jew ; which have created ; and perjjitu? "

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