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AUTO EVENTS TO HELP GOOD ROADS San Francisco Motor Gub-An» j nounces Program for Two Days' Track Meet ' According to letters received by IL XI. Owens, president -of the San Fran cisco motor club, from automobile deal ers in various counties of the state, the good roads motor carnivajl to be held May 23 and 30 will receive support and bo enlivened by outside tatent. Every effort will be made to put Tanforan track in a splendid condition, so that some fast time is expected. The com mittee has decided upon the-. following events for the first day; S d:!p rac* for 'J cylinder matiorcjipn. En tnonT iff. (& Trophy purchased by tlie cwu t>;a«-d fntr>- tves ftir winner. S rui> fivr> for s!l tnotorcyelp raop. Kntrwcc f<-e and Troriliy s»oi«- as bljotp. 5 mile antomobilt- rar<> for st<x-k chassis of 2SO ruhic inches and uad^r piston dispUcpmcnt. Cup and f"«0 cash tiot prize: $~n casli second. 5 mi!<» •utomohi!'* race lor sto<-k <-hassis Z*l «r.p rjsbic inebfs pistoa <lL*pX.ao««mcnt. Cup and pO first award: $£> oash eecond. \u25a0- ' -^tl .*• mil*' autoniobi'.p race for oars 451 cubic inches piston riisplaccracnt *a<\ over. Cnp and JSO cash, firs-t HwarO: ?2Q cash. *reoa&. One b'mr for aviation trials. mile Uainlicsjp Tur first and second plare car* In abov*- events. Cop and ?250 oash, first s'.vanl: ?1«'i0 c»sti. c^cond atvaai. From elnse "f this raco at 4:30 p. m. until dsrkni'ss iaterferf*. aviation ooutosis will be Tile entrance fee for tti<» 2« mile hanfiw-sp will I* $_>(•; for all other autmnobiif c^iiti". $\O. The events for the second day will duplicate the above except races will be for 10 instead of 5 miles. The object of this race meet is to ac quire funds to put into condition the road from the end of the boulevard, behind the cemeteries, to Millbrae. 1- rum Millbrae on down the peninsula, the route taken by motorists to San Jos?. £anta Cruz and Del Monte, Is in splendid touring shape and is one that would b? used by those wishing to mak<s the run to these resorts during the summer. As it is now automobile oxrnere and enthusiasts prefer making the trip across the bay to going down t<n this side. Property owners and officials of the county of San Mateo realize what this means and there is little doubt that the meet will bo well attended. Ticket selling has already begun and will be carried on until the date of the 3;'.ce unless ev<?ry automobile owner :>nd enthusiast has purchased a ticket before that time. Tke club feels that n u\v is the time for every dealer, owner and citizen to come forward and push the good roads movement to a success that will be felt not only in this county, but throughout the entire state. The supremacy of the motor car for speed has been well demonstrated by a > table of compara- I live speed com ; puted by the Mo ' tor Age. Barney Oldfield. in a Benz car at Daytona March 16, attained a speed of 131.7 i miles per hour, while the nearest approach to this time is a trolley <;ar, which has traveled within three miles as fast. The steam locomo tive is credited with 120 miles per hour. The comparative table follows: Motor car. 131.75 miles per hour — Straight away mile in :27:53 by Barney Oldneld in Benz at Daytona. Fla.. March IC. 1910. EJectrie trolley, 12*>.05 miles per honr — Aver age *pe*d made by electric trolley in German government test over Berlin-Zossen road iv 1902. Steam locomotive. 120 miles per hour — Average *!>eed made in March. 1901, in run from Fleming to Jacksonville by I'lant system locomotive in trr- mile run. Time, 2:30. Pigeon, 85.6 miles per hour — Average speed made in law b.v bird owned by W. J. Lautx of Buffalo. N. V.. made in 100 mile flight. Motor cycle. 54.5 miles p**r Uour — Mile on three lap circular track at Springfield, Mass., July 31, 1909. by Fred lluyck on Indian. Time, :425-5. which is fa6te r than the Mralgutawaj mile of 43 2-5, made at Onnond. Fla. ' Bicycle, 63 miles per bour — Made by Paul Guignard behind motor pace at Munich, Ger many, September 15. 100 a. Distance, 63 miles l&<-8 yards i>er hour. - Aeroplane. 40.09 miles per hour — Made by I.' oj Delagrange at Doneaster, England. October 26. lftOO. Delajrange also is said to have aver «eed ftO miles per honr at Blackpool, but record was not accepted because of bavins been made during heavy gale. Motor boat, 37.93 miles per bour — Average fpeed made by Dixie II over 30 knot course on Hudson river. September 17. 11*03. Running hon>e, 37.G miles per hour—StraSght awrfy mile in 1:35%. by .Selvator at Monmouth p*rk. New York. August 28, 1800. Pacing hor*-e, 22.43 miles per hour — Mile time trial in liSi by Dan Patch at St. Paul, Septem ber S, 1906. Steamship, 50.53 mileg per honr — Average made in fastest day's run of Mauretaaia, covering 673 knots, in Jane. I'.ioy. Trotting horse. 30.3" miles per honr — Mile time trial at lt.'Rii, by Uou Dillon at Memphis, Term.. October 24. 1905. Skater, 27.19 milen per hour — Mile in 2:12 3-5 by Tim Donophue. February, -ISS7. Running man. 14.20 mill's per hour — Mile in 4:12% by W. G. George, made in ISB6. . Rowing. 12.77 tailes per hour — Average made in four mile race br Osford crew in 1593 and Cambridge in 190 a Time. 18:47. . Pedestrian. 9:11 miles jwr hour — Mile in 6:23, tnrde by W. Perkins in 1874. 2.05 miles iK?r hour — Mile in • 23:16 4-5 by B. Kieran of Australia. Auto Holds Speed Record During the recent teamsters' strike in Toledo delivery tervice was practi >. cally at a stand still. Business was paralyzed and X merchants were at their wits' ends to know how, to handle their output. As. most of the teamsters owned the teams they drove there was -practically no substitution of drivers possible. One of the largest commission houses in that locality wat> especially hard hit. Its warehoufces were piled high .with perishable goods. These had to be moved immediately to avoid total loss. .*:. . ... The senior partner was vainly jecturing a possible solution to the dilemma when a happy thought struck him. "What is the logical substitute for a hor&e? The automobile of course." He hurriedly pressed his own private car into service, and in the course of his search he happened to meet the local agent of the Overland cars, who Immediately offered him the use of six overland delivery wagons. . The offer was eagerly accepted.^ and the re&cuers sallied forth. Back and forth acrobs the city they sped — -over asphalt and over sand. Never wearied, never idle, they worked unceasingly for IS hours. "BOM " Toledo was saved. Every one had cream in their coffee and butter on their bread next mornine. as usual. Overland Truck* >a\e the Day tons, the local branch of that concern having shipped a carload to the southern city yes terday, including? a seven passenger "Little Six" Torpedo for Mrs. E. J. Baldwin and a- "Big Six" touring car for S. J. Chapman. W. D. Howard, Winton agent In Log Angeles, writes: "The seven passenger torpedo for Mrs. E. J. Baldwin is by far the most beautiful car so far sent out from the Winton factory- Without doubt it Is the saneEt. design. in a torpedo yet mar-" keted by any concern, having an abso lute absence of, freakish lines." v \ ...... .'_ : -' Mr*. Baldwin . Buys Torpedo W. L. Hughßon.of tho firm of Hugh j?on & Merten, .United manufacturers' . representative in this city, has re ceii-ed word that Joseph W. Jones --.-' . of speedometer and live map fame will leave June J for Eu rope, where he will chart out live map routes over the British Isles and Eu rope for -the benefit of motorists who use tils instruments. -~-. s I A ye Map Jonm I Off For Gnrope j i The CALL'S AUTOMOBILE NEWS REGAL "PLUGGER" STILL RUNNING Manager W. H. Brown of the Local Branch Says Car Is Doing Splendidly . W. H. Brown, manager of the "Regal motor car company's branch in this city, has received word Riggs& Folendorf, the San Joaquin county agents for the Regal, reporting the sale and delivery of three cars, which went to". I* S. Cutting, E. C. Cary and J. W. Dougherty. , These cars are exact, duplicates •of the "Regal Plugger," which so strongly demonstrated its roadability. ,power and endurance in. a run from Xew.York to San Francisco, establishing the 'world's record for the trip in 30 days. With regard to the "Regal Plugger," Brown said: •, ( "The car is still doing splendid work, and* after over 15,000 miles of trans continental traveling without repairs or replacements, is now on a 5,100 mile tour through the eastern states." Walter C. Morris, agent for the Auto cars, has Just received a carload - of Autocar trucks. The latest pro duction to be re ceived is greatly Z improved over pre vious models that have been seen in this city. There are numerous retine ments, many of which are quite in teresting, showing the thoroughness of thought given to the designing of this motor truck. - Everything is so nicely adjusted in the new models that the car is practically "foolproof," requiring merely -a knowledge of how to drive. XOTES OF THE J^TJTO Prom figure's compiled" by J. B. R. Smith, state motor vehicle inspector for New Jersey, it is indicated that dur ing March, 1910, the license fees paid into the treasury by automobile owners were about $52,000.: or double the amount received from the same source for the month of/ March, 1909. The conclusion as drawn by the inspector from the statistics is that the motor car pays more than 60 per cent of the cost of the' road improvements in the whole state. .* * * - \u25a0 • According to the estimates of Rep resentative R. F. Edwards of Cuyahoga county, 0., it will take the state of Ohio 2,000 years, at the present rate of progress, to make really good roads of its 89,000 miles of highway. With this in - mind, he has introduced into the legislature a resolution directing the state highway commissioner to communicate with blast furnace com panies and ascertain • on "what terms and in what quantities they can furnish sla^for the purpose of road building. It i?thought that many large concerns be glad to supply large quanti ties free for that purpose. \u25a0 -\u2666 \ew Autocar I Motor Truck | WOMEN TO TALK ON TEMPERANCE OAKLAND. May 7.— Miss Marie C. Brehm, special lecturer on scientific temperance for the Presbyterian gen eral assembly of the United States, will, deliver an address Sunday morn ing at the First Presbyterian church on "The Mother's Interest in Temper ance." Miss Brehm will speak Sunday, evening at Union Street Presbyterian church. Miss Brehm has just com pleted a 30 .days* campaign in San Francisco for local option. Following is her local Itinerary: Monday cveninjr, Welsh Presbyterian church, Harrison and Thirteenth, streets; Tuesday CTen inß. Westminster Presbyterian church. Bristol street. 7 West Berkeley; Wednesday erening. Gol den Gate Presbyterian church. San Pablo and Fifty -fifth street: Thnrsday eTcninjt. Grace Pres liyterlan church. Fifty-second and GroTe street^: Friday erenlng. Walnut Creek Presbyterian church. Contra Costa county: Sunday, May 15. 30 a. m.. Centennial Presbyterian church. . East Twenty-fourth avenue; 11 a. m.. First Presby terian church; Alameda; 7:30 p. m., Brooklyn Presbyterian church. Twelfth avenue ! and Fif teenth street. . Several pastors will talk on the Jef fries-Johnson prize fight Sunday. Rev. A. W. Palmer will speak at Plymouth Congregational church Sunday evening on "Can Oakland Afford to • Hold the Prize Fight?" Rev. H. x J. Vosburgh, pastor of the First Baptist church,, will give a talk Sunday morning on "The Fourth of July. Prize; Fight." Laying of the cornerstone of the new First Christian church. Grand avenue and Webster street,' will take place Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. William Rader of San Francisco will preach at both services Sunday at ihe First Congregational church. SEAL CATCH THE MOST VALUABLE IN 30 YEARS Nineteen Steamers Return With Furs Worth Over Half Million ST. JOHNS. N. R, May 7.— Reports from the steamers engaged In the seal fishery Just ended show j the catch is the most valuable of any for 80 years. The 19 steamers that -returned— the Iceland having been .lost — brought 333, 343 seals, valued at $627,833, compared with 269,302 seals last. year, valued at $457,930. ' " " . '\u25a0''.."\u25a0" ' ".' ' \u0084- "\u25a0". SLASHED WITH RAZOR— Edward Johnson col ©red. qutrrcled with Doric Forbes, alias Anita Johnson, his companion, at the Dixie; hotel, 752 Pacific Ktreet, ye&terdar and she slashed him In the breast with a razor, . punetnring a Inns. He was taken to' the central emergency hospital and she was arrested by Policeman Josephs..' :_.^'i-- ' :. ." '\u25a0»•; . IMMEDIATE DEUVERIE^ j , -'\u0084 ****"™^ ™— ** "^ *^— TT — —*— — •\u25a0.\u25a0'.\u25a0'4' Moline r _ ; . $1^650 j JL "" JL .^^ M. JL Jl I^^'Jl ... -. • •. « : \u25a0fLSjUmMrQJr\jr, t \4' \u25a0 ( . '•*¥V!?P-;< *$&}:>?. s :Passenger: Passenger and Roadster- J- ./ *• Premier /. $3,0501 QUALITY AND CONSTRUCTION OF THESE CARS t \u25a0 DEMAND INVESTIGATION OF EVERY BUYER t KHU^O MULLER AIJTO CO. j 422-428 Vari Ness Aye. t OAKLAND BRANCH— I224^WEBSTER ST. t THE SAN FBANGISGO^CAIiE,tSStMDA^ IMA^ \u25a08;^i910: FORD COUPLE POPULAR AS A CAR FOR WOMEN Miss Ruth Searles alighting from her Ford coupe. TRAIN LOAD OF "BUICKS" COMING Big Shipment Will Leave the Factory for This Coast Next Tuesday Charles S. Howard, -president of the Howard automobile company, yester day in discussing the arrival ofßuick cars in this city, said: A shipment is to leave the factory at Flint,- Mich., May 10, and -it will be by far the biggest jshipment over, brought to the coast. This trainload will con sist of -between 35 and 40 carloads, containing iir the neighborhood of .150 Buick automobiles. ;The value of these machines, will be. about % 250,000. The railroad people qonsider that this train ,load, coming as a special, train, should make the trip in about 12 days." Buick agents are ]'\u25a0 welcoming -this news, as are/ also the customers who have deposits up on orders, and are waiting for their cars; .'' - The factory people arc very much gratified by the showing made by the Buick cars in the races and hill climbs which have taken place -during^ this spring. . They were especially pleased over the fact that the Buick "40" .made five world's records at the Los Angeles motordrome during"the opening lveek. The Buicic racing team, consisting of Louis Chevrolet - and B6bby Burraan, are at present at the Brighton beach with their cars. J They . are getting ready for the 24 hour race to be held there on May 13 and 14. There will be two 40 horsepower Buicks in this race. Howard has just returned from a trip' to the factory. Her found an enormous amount of business being transacted all over the country and abroad. .He went east to hurry the shipments, and his efforts evidently- met with success. POLICE ASPIRANTS TAKE WRITTEN TEST Thirty-four Applicants for the Force Are Examined OAKLAND, May 7.— Thirty-four" ap plicants for appointment to the police force were given the written civil serv ice examination, today at the* Oakland high school by Secretary Fawcett. of the board of police and fire commis sioners.. Those'who pass this tesfwill be. ' subjected 'to an oral examination and those who survive both- ordeals will be placed on the new eligible list. ROSEBUSH HAS MORE . • THAN 120 BLOSSOMS BERKELEY, May 7.— Hugo . Lilien thal, a local landscape -gardener- and horticulturist, wlib organized the Juve nile Horticultural Society of America, Will conduct his classes to his gardens tomorrow afternoon at .3' o'clock and show them ' a .rosebush on which are growing ,120 varieties of 'roses. v The blossoming, of the flowers, he says, is tho resultTof grafting performed some weeks ago. \u25a0. sa>j francisco gun club Secures new grounds .-\u25a0\u25a0 SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO.. May 17.— The San Franicsco^gun club has secured a piece of property. on, the marsh to the east of the town where its v members will hold clay pigeon shoots every Sunday. TWITCHELL AIR GAUGE PROTECTED A. C. Leonard Receives Notice That Concern Is Prosecuting Inf ringers on Patents A. C. Leonard, manager of W. D. Newerf rubber company, has received word from the home office that a'vig-. orous campaign is; about to begin against those who are infringing on the- . Twitch ell- air; gauge patents. Leonard has received the following letter^ . : ' "This Is to advise you that the most diligent prosecution will bo conducted agains^t any person,: persons, firms or corporations selling, buying, or in any manner dealing- with any air gauge, which may in any form bean infringe ment upon either the Twitchell air gauge as a' whole or any < part or parts thereof. "The Twitchell air gauge is. : fully covered and protected under letters patent No.' 927,298, and suit has already been instituted against those who have endeavored to infringe upon •* these patents." "DRY" TOWNS "ALL SAME" DESERT TO DRUMMER Felt Sympathetic for Tale of Death Valley "All around me was the glaring sand," said the prospector from Death valley to the sympathetic drummer whom he had met at the hotel. "The mountains on the horizon rocked- in the- heat, t "There was not a tree, not a bush, not a living thing in sight,' and my water bottle had been empty since noon of the day before. My lips w;ere dry'as a parchment, my tongue was swollen in my mouth. If .1 should try a week I could not tell you how I suffered." Y'l-know,Y 'I-know, how it must have been," replied; the drummer. ; "Out west last summer I? had to spend four consecu tive Sundays in prohibition towns?'—- Newark News. - r \u25a0' - * -;\u25a0' ::-}, ; \ :>•>'«. ;>\u25a0'*: - \u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0-\u25a0. >\u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0 I HIS I Morgan & Wright WEINSTOGK^ NICHOLS CO. 569 Golden Gate Aye ,; San; Francisco Ready Reference for Buyers * ,— - M ITCHFI ; I A" HUNTER AUTO^ CO/ T 1 - • i' 621 ': 0 ' G .« *T.';Xel. 4 Market 2723 , CHALMERS DRIVER LIKES NOBBY TREAD GHdden Path Finder Put Equip* ment to Hard Test Over Joe Gradham,' driver of the Chalmers Glidden- tour; pathfinder, continues very enthusiastic over the service that .the Morgan and Wright ; nobby trfead tires, with which '-. _'.h'ls \u25a0 machine .: is equipped, are giving him. .'One of his earlier tel egrams reads: • "Covered '" about 900 miles, so, far over every .'possible: kind of' roads. 'Mud ,up to. hubs, but find the | Morgan and Wright '_ nobby ;treads equal ' to every occasion.*- - The.- nobbies for me every..time.-'; ' ','.>' • '-. \u25a0: \u25a0\u25a0] • The .Wagner-Reniff ; motor car com pany, reports? the v ,sale and 'delivery of 40 - horsepower, four cylinder " Auburn touring ": cars'-" to LDoctor \u25a0 Ramson of Maderai W. W. Kil gore ana/A;, U. Heckmanof the Fresno irrigated; farms company; The delivery of the latter makes the fourteenth-mo tor car that -this company. has purchased from the Auburn agency in theslast three years.v-;; '\u25a0-\u25a0•?>":. Xew Owners of '.':" - 'Auburn Cars - Jgp nnHE quality of the new Rambler is Eg is given to that indefinable something S which . gives -to. this car. its distinctive' such features as the offset crank-shaft, straight- ml wl line drive, Rambler Spare "Wheel, engine acces- ma 1 f|k sibility and the new expanding clutch assure Ma ISI an efficiency in service quite in keeping with Jap the quality to be found throughout its make-up. £& " Eambler Automobiles, $I,SCO to §2,500 ftiaf I : Cf "Th^e, are more ball-bearings in a LOZrER'MOT OR CAR ; than in any other standard automobile jp hV.L ':Jl^r!racticalJy every revolving bearing in the entire car (with the exception of the connecting rods>, fes| 51 .•\u25a0..v::-Tj|. =is? rendercd-inearly ..fnctionless by the. use-. of annular ball-bearings. In 1904 the LOZIER was one Pj § ;i of the few American cars to adopt annular;ball-bearings in place of plain bearings in the trans- \M M . mission, ,and' in spite of criticism- and objections, ball-bearings proved so desirable that all manu- W4 Hf;;>.;;t"vrifacturers;now.ernpl6y--thern;.; ' _ \u25a0 ;,V .. * p^| i" s : iTT'-Two /years ago ; \u25a0ball-bearing., cam-shafts, and; ball-beafing crdnk-shafts made the LOZIER a prac- 1 •-•5U- \u25a0r.t lc .ally,.^all ball-beannß^ car. The tiseof dll^ball-bearings bn the crank-shaft eKrhtnated from the M \u0084 motor the dangers and troubles of imperfect oiling, and overheated, worn and pounding crank- pi i - .;. journals, -which every motorist knows- will occur in a plain-bearing crank-shaft. fm 1 .-; <fU V^^Big-,Six:sl-Hoi-sepower 7-passeuger LOZIER Tduring Car established a WORLD'S RECORD m | ' - ~iX:\ py. ; carrying.;seven;pass^ngers 17.1-rniles onone^allon of gasoline: This official test demonstrated fej I " ."'.' m a ._ Practical .manhcr the remarkably easy ' running qualities r of this "all ball-bearing car." fej] 1 :vtflt' Twice iinvthepast two seasons ;has;aßigiSixLOz'lEß Car broken 'the World's 24- Hour. Record irl §3 r and ..won ;\u25a0 First Place :_i«-^^24-Hoar Races-^an; achievement which would have been impossible had ?n fi: ' Venous, motor -troubles been During the entire race in which the present 24-Hour £H | ; -Worlds Record was made by a'Lozier, the bonnet of the car was never raised. ggj I |— ?T^^ for — I -.PIONEER AUTO CO. 1 I"' " IC lirS S ' ' " - PHOXE PARK 501 IM I 4 BAnC °! TOICS ' 724-732 Golden Gate Avenue : || | 1,88 12th Street, Oakland 1 222 1 Street, Fresno g "Mac" Purcell, One Of Sunshine Club's Lights on Auto Row LATEST MEMBER OF THE SUNSHINE CLUB Schebler Carburetor.Factory i; Has Qualified Max PurceU of the Schebler carbu retor factory is the latest member of the Sunshine club, .which holds firth on automobile row. . Only those who - can smile and have a good word for every one are eligible. KINARD COMPLAINS OF SECRET AGREEMENT Sues- Directors of Socrates Con solidated Mining Company Another suit was filed yesterday by C. E. Kinard. a stock holder of, the Socrates consolidated mining company, against Dr. James W. Ward, Thomas W. Nowlin, J. L. Bradbury, W. S. Brann. Charles Sutro and L. T. Carr, the direc tors of the corporation, complaining that a secret contract bad been entered into with the Socrates development • company under which all the profits from the quicksilver mine being worked in Sonoma county are paid to the latter company. Doctor Ward, the president of the Socrates consolidated mining company, has in his possession the secret agree ment between the corporation, accord ing to Kinard. but the complaining stock holder has been unable to get a glimpse of it.