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LESSOHS OF THE
j Superiority of Foreign Met-
als and of Home Manufac
' ture Proven. '
IT IS CONCEDED TnAT
TEST WAS TOO SEVERE
What Public Wants Is Teat Which
Approximate Actual Touring Con
dltlons Storj of .Winning of
Uower Trophy by White Steamer.
. (Joarnsl special Ssrvlca) "
Nw fork, Aug. 10. Walls ths rs
uiu of the Olldden tour were a vlndl
catloq of American construction , for
American roads, they were also a
demonstration of the superiority of totr
elira metals, whlcji are being used to
some extent by several makers In this
country.' . It was generally - conced4
that no JJkaltra built car could survive
the jstffS, ' and regarding the Locomo-ti-ZTunioanv'!
ear. Harllttt. aa a foralsfn
jfcaV.uuhlne, the contestants looked, for It to
torloualy being given a harder, pound
lng over tne roads than any other. When
the Berllet came out with the most per
fect record, it was realised that It waa,
after all, an American ear, although
built entirely of Imported metals. This
leaaon was repeated In one or two other
cases where care had Imported springs
which stood up, while thoae of domestlo
metal were snapping all around. The
Berllet was naturally the chief object
leaaon and the study of all the makers
In the rurv thia being . Its flratappear
ancs la a contest of the sort, and Its
abaolute freedom from trouble mad a
With the Olldden tour at aa and. It Is
possible to look back and sea certain
errors In the rules that will have to be
corrected before the tour will be entirely
fair to all the contestants,
,'- Defects of the Boles.
' J. D. Maxwell, vice-president of the
Max well-Brlacoe Motor company. In an
Interview after the tour ended, said:
"To my mind the tour Juat pasaed was
aa severe as It Is necessary to make It.
The publlo do not want a teat which la
calculated to break machines up. What
they do want Is a contest which approx
imates aotual touring conditions. One
thing Is certain, and that la that no
private vwnr would never subject his
car to such trying conditions aa those
which the Olldden I tee experienced. -
"One glaring defect has manifested
Itself In the rules, and thia undoubtedly
will have to be' changed before another
tour. According to the conditions no
car sou Id replace any broken part unleas
he carried that extra part with him. To
ahow how unfairly this works out, I will
cits an axample of one of our own ears:
' STO Xxstaa nowed.
"Whits ronning along a bad road, a
projecting stone carried away the truss
rod from . the rear axis. The eost of
replacing this rod would have been but
to cents, yet under the conditions of the
tour and because ws had failed to bring
along an extra trues rod. It was neces
sary to run without It. TKe expected
naturally followed the axis sagged and
the car had to be withdrawn. -
"Now take for an- example another
car which breaks, for Instance, an en-1
glnev According xo we terms oi n
contest both cars had to be withdrawn.
One of them could have been fixed up
with a 60-cent repair, while the other
repair was -out of question, yet oth
were penalised the same' amount. --
"Such little points as these a re hard
to foresee and It will probably take the
experience gained from one or even two
more tours to formulate a set of rules
that will be entirely fair to alL Per
sonally, I am a great believer In the
Olldden tour. It Is a credit to the Amer
ican automobile Industry that as many
cars finished as did." ,
'-smite Ties to owa ; ..:
The winning of ths Hower trophy" by
the White runabout was a fitting cli
max to the splendid work of the Whites
throughout the tour. .In the contest for
the Hower trophy it cars started from
Cleveland on the Olldden tour and two
of these, one of which was the White
runabout driven by H. K. Sheridan,
reached New York with' perfect a cores.
These two cars were at once placed in
the garage of ths Automobile club of
America pending a decision with refer
ence to the manner of deciding ths tie.
Oreat Interest was aroused by the pros
pect of a contest between the steam car
and the gaaallne car and considerable
money was wagered on Sheridan at odds
of to to SO. - At a meeting between the
two contestants and Mr. Hower, it was
agreed to start from New fork, and to
run until one or the other of the cars
was penalised. The rales governing the
Olldden tour were to apply to the aup
plementary contest, with the Important
additional requirement that aa observer
be carried on each of the cars.
. Sanmina; Off ths Tie.
' On ths first day of the oontest, Mon
day, July 2, .the two cars ran to Al
bany. I hours and 10 minutes being al
lowed for the 155-ralle run. On the
second day the cars continued to Syra
cuse, 10 mues, me acneuuie ming i
urs and o minutes, in intra aay s
from Syracuse to Buffalo, lei
mlitSar' roved to be ths last, as the
White saas the only car to arrive on
schedule time.- The driver, H. K. Bher
ldan. received a tremendous ovation aa
he crossed the line and was formally
declared the winner by Dai H. Lewis,
secretary of the touring board, which
had been In charge of the contest. - In
jrder to win the Hower ' trophy, Mr.
berldan drove the White runabout on
a rigorous schedule a total of 1,010
miles, completing the longest and hard
est trip without replacements or any
mechanical trouble of which there la
ANGEL CITY JIAYTET
; GET BIO AUTO EACE
7 (Joe mil Special Ssrvtae.) -
Los Angeles, Cat, AAigi 10. There is
tm a linrerlng hope that Los Ana-ales
will get the Vanderbllt cup race or a
similar motor car speed classlo for this
fall or winter. -
B. K. Thomas, ths well-known manu
facturer, hna come to the front aa a
champion for California, and In a tele-
?ram from Buffalo yoaterday he asked
or full details of the southern Cali
fornia offer and stated that hs would
do an in jivr v uoip w. -
If the other manufacturers who have
built racing cars with the expectations
of running In the Vanderbllt follow Mr.
Thomas' lead there la no reason why
Ios Angeles should hot have a big race,
no matter what the .American Auto
mobile association does. This organisa
tion has apparently dons enough dam
age alroady and It IS time' another club
took charge of ths matter. .
Securing such a contest would mean
the expenditure of tl.000,000 In Los An
gelas and ths cltlsens could well afford
to do a little work toward securing It
Wallace in the East.
' W 'D. Wallace, the local record-breaking
driver, who recently formed a part
nership with H. M. COvey, has been In
the east, for some time looking over
suto jpfrtorles and closing contracts for
r' year's business. It is expected
- t he will return to Portland by
.August IS, ' " .,-
Covey's Fds of ffb .
It M. Covey has mads the following
sales during the rt week: S-H.,P.
Codillao to J. H. i'ook, clty 29-H. P.
,d M to Dr. O. E. Watte, city: 48
Vteros-Arrow to It U Chaptn, city.
i ' WiasWisTsSsTll
H. K. Sheridan, la White Steamer, Winner of Hower Trophy, Prise tor
:1' Runabouts in Olldden Tour. ' -. . "'
HOWARD M. COVEY RIDICULES
- BAKER AUTOMOBILE ORDINANCE
Howard M. Covey, a member of the
board of directors of ths Portland Auto
mobile club, and a . prominent auto
dealer, doesn't think well of the pro
posed .Baker Ordinance concerning ths
driving of automobiles In Portland.
' He ridicules Baiters iaea ei repriev
ing speed within the city limits to two
miles an hour. . , . ' ,
"Two miles an hour!" exclaimed Mr.
Covey. "Why, a man would better get
out and walk. There Is st present a
olty ordinance restricting speed to eight
miles an hour, ana tnat is certainty
slow enough. No man is going to drive
his car all over town at the rats of
two miles .an hour. In ths crowded
city district at the street crossings. It
Is proper to reduce ths speed of the
machine to almoet nothing, and moat
drivers do so, but out In ths residence
districts a competent man can drive
pretty fast with safety to the public."
Concerning the proposition of making
every driver pass aa examination be
fore he Is allowed to run a oar, Mr.
Covey hlnks thsy are putting ths cart
before' ths horse.
"How ta a. man coins to Das an ex
amination In auto-driving until he has
had soms experience in running a car
hlmselfr he declared. A beginner baa
to learn in soma way, and unleas-they
can force the auto tyro to take his oar
outside ths city llmlta'and there strug
gle to obtain tho nooesaary knowledgs
to pass an examination, I don't see how
they'll manaa-e It. . -
, "It may be very well to havs a driver
pass an examination oeiure am omn urn
com aTrofeeslonal chauffeur, and re
ceive a license, but to place such a re
striction on ths amatsur, who drives
his oar for pleasure, seems to to to
be very Impractical
-Ths Baker . ordinance proposes that
all persons under II years of ago shall
be prohibited by law from running a
machine. Mr. Covey declares that many
Portland children make as good chauf
feurs as' an adult and he thinks that
ths psssage of this clause would work
an Injustice on them. He Is acquainted
with a number of1 girls and boys who
srs running their own machines, and
he says that hs has found them to be
fully as careful as persons of a more
mature age, and In other ways quits as
oompetent aa ths average amateur,
Mr. Covey says there Is one way Of
protecting ths publlo against autos that
la better than all the ordlnaneee reg
ulating speed that could be paeeed, and
that is to make th driver absolutely
responsible for - any damage done by
his car while hs Is guiding it. When
ths driver knows that It'a up to him
to be careful of life and property or
suffer very serious consequences -of his
carelessness, he's not very likely to bo
reckless. In Europe ths autorooblllst
Is regulated in thia way and It works
well. ' - . . .. " -
"Most of th socalled reckless
driving which frightens pedestrians.'
says Mr. Covey, "is dons, not by ama
teurs, but by professionals. And most
of ths time It la not nearly so reck
less ss It seema A professional usually
knows how to drive his car so well that
ha can turn out of ths way of a passer
by in a moment, and there is very little
aanger -or nia -not aoing so,- reopie are
often, badly frightened by seeing- an
auto apparently headed straight toward
them at eloa range, while aa a matter
of fact, th for part of th machine
Is headed toward them, but ths wheels
are already steering Its eours to on
ale a tm aanger xrom auioraoaus
la far lees than people Imagine."
It Is better ta breathiTth dust ef an
other's ear than to arriv first at ths
polio trap. (, .!,
" Women- are learning that th "auto
mobile complexion" la better than any
brand to be bad la th drug stores. -
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When en th road and 'a r Mows
out It 4s quite proper to exclaim: "Dear
m"i '' '' :. --'k-As
a general rule, -it is wsll to keen
the Ignition as far advanced as possible
without producing 'knocklng, snd a
f ood driver Is ons who continually au
usts bis spark to ths work of ths
motor, retarding th snark as ths en-
frin slows to hard pulling and keeping
t early. In proportion to the lichtnees
of ths load on th motor and lis run
ning speed. . . -, .v.;, ..W
' When meeting a road hog, fresh from
his pen, give him rooting room; for 'tis
better to ditch oneself than to be tossed
over-fenc onto th green sward. Is it
not written that ths pen Is mightier
than the swardt .-, ., t t
klt is prooaoiy u-u in vnw uwuwiw
or high-powered cars has led to a seri
ous disproportion peivwn puwar
weight In many casea It la about aa
unfortunate to nave too much power In
too light a car aa to havs a car too
heavy for the motor that Is In it. In a
car having wslght and nower correctly
balanced, of which the 1-J0 horae-
riwer Maxwell, which weighs about
70S pounds, may b taken aa aa ex
ample, tha result is a smooth-running,
quiet machine and a car that is easy on
tlrss..,., , ;V.
A simple trouble that sometimes is
very bothersome is due to the float of
the carburetter becoming submerged, or
th needle valve getting stuck In Its
seat.' This difficulty Is easily adjusted
by hand. Tb chief bother Is to locate
ths kink. v... m.-A v: : ,, -,- ,. .
Ths forms ar now being prepared
for an edluon of 10,000 copies of the
"1807 A. A. A. Tear Book," which will
be a complet compendium Of informa
tion valuable to motorists. It will b
circulated among members of the Amer
ican Automobile association only. In
formation concerning membership can
be had by addreaalna- F. H. Elliott, HI
Fifth avenue. New York. , -
.li aL.m '. ':...'.-".'..V.r ..
Drivers of high power runabouts must
b careful. The appearance of a long..
racy looking car is to in ever waicnrui
"cop" what a red flag is to a bull. "This
k atriirinaMV liiuairaiea tne t?uir
nlsht." says Col. Pardee of the Maxwell
Brisco agency in New York City. "We
miinini iliin, at about IE miles an
cfaour when a young fellow passed us in
one of those smart racers. was noi
going particularly fast and ws followed
right along behind him in s Maxwell
runabout, when suddenly a 'cop' emerged
and held him up. Ws were running at
exactly the same rate of speed and no
attention was paid to ua In the eyes of
the law. appearanoes are against the
high power runabout and Its drivers
have occasionally to pay for tha privi
lege of looking sporty. , . . . ,
. ... ' '
Secret Service Agent Burns of Ban
Francisco says that an automobile Is
of great sssistsncs to him In his bust-
nesaCv When he was detailed to work np
th easa against Aba Reuf. the
political boss, be had Just purchased a
Pesrless oar. ' Hs used this ear and
three ether Peerless ear filled with
deputies when he went to arrest Raul,
Mr. Burns and his ear also played a
leading part In the arrest and conviction
ox xormer mayor Bcanuis.
If every - motorist understood how
vitally Important to tb life of hla car
waa in lUDri cation, it wouia not om wo
e-enerellv nexlected. ' As oil I no- la such
a tremendous factor in ths success of a
ear, th system should be frequently
examined, the motorist being well re
paid by saving himself expensive repair
A number of changes have taken plao
lately In the Dragon Automobile com
pany. John Kane Mills, on account of
poor health, has retired from the presi
dency, his place, being taken by A. L.
KuU. H. B. Rawle la now vloe-prealdent
and manager. Nicholas Roosevelt has
resigned as treasurer, , aa has T. F. Ran
dolph as superintendent and designer.
Charles L. Kenen haa been appointed
designer for ths Dragon company and
Is now in char ire of the plant at Phila
delphia, A number of other changes
have been made. Satisfactory progress
on ths DOS product Is reported. . ..
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JTvery motorist has occasion ally found
It nseessary to tear down the wiring on
hla ear. It is not entirely easy to re
assemble th system again unless it has
been marked In some way. An excel
lent schems Is to prepare a number of
small tags In duplicate. Then when a
wire Is taken off, a tag can be attached
to this wire snd the duplicate to the
terminal. When tho time comes to re
assemble It will be found very conven
ient to hav th wires thus marked.
THH AUTOMOBILE , CAUEIfDAB
Oct ti-NoY. T -New Tor City. Mad
ison Square Garden, eighth annual auto
mobile show, association of licensed au
tomobile manufacturers. '
Nov. 10-Deo. 7 Chicago, Coliseum snd
First Regiment Armory, eighth annual
national automobile show and first an
nual commercial vehicle show, national
association of automobile manufacture
rDeo. 18-Jan 4 New York City. Madi
son Square Garden. Importers' salon. C.
R. Mabley. aecretary and manager.
Basse, Xin-Olimbs, Bto.
Boot, t Bridgeport, Connecticut, La
bor day hill climb. Sport hill, Bridgeport
Automobile club. 1 - -
Sept. 8 Chlosgo. Coder take econ
omy run, Chicago Motor club and Chi
cago Automobile Trade association, -
Sept. 14 Albany, New York, OS-mils
road race, under ths auspices of ths Al
bany Automobile club. "
Oct.-10 St. Louis, Missouri, Interna
tional aerial race of th Gordon Bennett
prise.,' Jtero club of America. ,
i..'. Vosejiga Cnows. ;.
1 Nov. ' 11-11 London, Olympia motor
"h?iov. It -Dec. I Parts, exposition d
cennal d 1'automobile, Orand palala,
Eaplanade des , Invalldes, Automobils
club f Frano. '
JJUoas, aUll-Olimb. Xto.
Aug. 11-19 France, Coup d Au-
TBept!.' 1-t-Italy, Brescia circuit, Flo
rlo cup. A. C of Italy. .
Conditions In ths Canadian cigar
making Industry havs been unsettled for
seme time, owing to differences between
th employers and ths unions.-
THE LIFE FHESERVER
OF TIIE AUTOMOBILE
Philadelphia Evening Telegraph.
A motorist was showing off his car to
an old sea captain, whose knowledgs of
recent developments on terra firms was
somewhat haxy. .
-now fast can she travel T" asked th
''Fifty miles sn i -ur. v
"Off th wlndr
"Either off on on," said ths owner
The old sea do arunted dubloualv.
Ilia eye caught the. steering wheel.
is tnat yer wbeeir be inquired.
"Then where's yer compass T"
"Don't use one. . ' .
"Oht She don't work Ilka a. k(
Again the captain grunted as his eve
wandered over the snorting contraption
uimi as rauim signi oi tne extra ti re
fastened on behind, when he demanded.
"Now, if she ain't like a boat why In
the name of Davy Jones do yer carry
that there life nreaerverf ,
From the Philadelphia Svening Telegra
AUTO AGENT IS ON ' v
nUNT FOR BIG GAME
DILLON'S ASSAULT ON UMPIRE
DERRICK MAY GO. UNPUNISHED
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C H- Hawkins, western manager- Of
the White Automobile company of
Cleveland, Ohio, was in Portland last
week. . Mr. Hawkins, in company with
Mr. JSaatman. also of ths. Whit com
pany, loft Portland on Friday for aa
xtsnslvs big game hunt in ths Olym
pic mountains, 'iney will D gone a
month. , ;
Mr. Hawkins will leave Portland In
time to be on hand In Chicago On Sep
tember, It and It, when the contest for
the long distance championship takes
plac between a White Steamer stock
oar and a high power gasoline ear. The
latter claim the title of champion, the
ateam cars having been barred from
tne former contest. lh Whit chal
lenged ths Winner.
MANDEES LANDS SIX
MOUNTS IN THE MONEY
, (United Fiess by Special Leased Wire.)
Seattle, Aug. 10. Th Meadows Sell
ing Stakes at a' mils, ths feature of to
day's racing, waa won by Spring Ban
arter a long stretcn auei witn Minnas.
Mandera outrode Boxton at the finish.
Menders' riding was ths feature of the
day. He landed all six mounts In ths
money, with threa -firsts to his credit.
Tb heavy rain In the morning caused
manv acratchea The aummarv:
Six furlongs David Boland (Mandera).
to I, won; dick wuson (K. Davis),
t to t. second; Ed. Lllburn (Gross),
to 1, third. Time. l:lt. ' ,
- Seven - furlonss Metlakatla (C
Wright), 4 to 1, won; Salable (MoRae).
to 4, second; Col. Bronston -(Mandsrs),
10 to 1. third. Time. 1:2.
Five furlonas iarly Tide XBllac). I
to t, won; Wherewithal (Menders), 10
to 1, second; Follle L. (Borel), t to L
third. Tlma, 1:0144. . ' -
One mile 8prlngban (Mandera), t to
1, won; Salnrlda (Buxton), t to I. sec
ond; Tarp (R. Davis). 14 to 1, third.
Tlma 1:40U. .
One and . a quarter ' mile laabellta
JMentryr to 1, won; Ray (R. Davis),
to 1. second; Invlctus (stand era). to
X, third. Time. 1:10.
Fivs and a half furlongs Aunt Polly
fU..4...1 a 1 T yirit nf th.
Forest (BlW), 4 to 1, second; Amuske-
day (MoBride), i to I, tnira. xim.
PROFESSIONAL LEAGTJB KOTE3.
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Umpirw Derrick," Who Is Said to B Wllllnf That Trank Dllloa't As-
, " gault on Him Should Oo Unpunitned.. . ' .v."'
Prank Dillon, captain of ths Los An
geles Coast league team, who assaulted
Umptr Derrick her more than .three
weeks sgo, is still playing at hla regu
lar position. Hs has neither been black
listed, suapenueo nor even uneu. m""
all preceaents or organised osseueui
hla nff.nM 1 m an unfflrrlvablA One.
Now comes word from 'Frisco that
Derrick has a ease of cold feet and Is
so afraid of losing his lob that he Is
willing to let the assault matter go by
default. More than that. It Is said that
Dillon will havs the unmitigated, gall
to protest the game wnicn wa . xor
faitiui to Portland because Dillon re
fused to get off the field after beat
The blame for Dillon's continuing to
play lies st the door of President Cal
F.wlng of the Coast league, who-has
tnrougnouc tne season exmousa ex
treme incompetency snd partiality. It
! a C.rtn tA settle the Dillon mat
ter and settle It quickly sndt hs does
not do- It Jjemca snouia raise a nowi
that will be heard throughout the length
and breadth of organised baseballaonv
Hera's the kind or tain tne Ban rran
cisoo Bulletin hands out about ths Dillon-Derrick
"Umpire Derrick wants to forget all
snout that run-in ha bad with Captain
Dillon at Portland. This Is a "closed In
cident' with the gray-haired arbitrator,
and ths beautiful weather Is a far more
pleasant subject with him. If you be
lieve ths Angels ths umpire was
tlrely In the wrong, but. of coarse, IM
rick won't say amen to thia When
Derrick ordered us to play there -were
100 people on the field said one Angel
yesterday. "Dillon had left the field, as
ordered and Hogan waa getting his glove
to take his plaoe, when the umpire gave
the game to Portland. We wanted to
finish, and would If we had been given
a chenc. It waa tha fault of the club
that the police didn't keep the crowd off
the diamond. The visiting club la en
titled to some protection.'
"President Cal Ewlna will interview
both Dillon and Derrick before there I
any action taken. An opinion was ven
tured yesterday tnat tne gams wouia o
Stoddard-Dayton Runabout Model H, 108, Handled by Willamette Motor
' ' Xo., II. A. Burgess, Manager. - .
. ' The National lesrue rao Is about as
exciting aa ths Scrimp Corners checker
tournament. ...... .
In about thr weeks ths minor leag
uer will don major league spikes for
ths fall try-out. ,
Alton, Illinois, has a team called th
onion uaseoau ciuo. a. . strong team
no doubt. -
Looks as though ws will have to
start writing nice things about on
Hugh Jennings of Dstrolt.
With Lsjole, Flick and Bradley out of
th gam Cleveland hasn't got a chance
for the pennant.
A Chicago sorlb ssys that Oeerg Da
vis has to knock a three-bagger In order
to get a single. A bum leg 1 th an
swer. Tha- champion ScrantOn team of tha
New Tork Stat league haa mads a great
climb from second division to first
Don't forget that there were II ears
in the train that took th champion
White Sox to Mexico last spring.
President Comiakey would do wen to
look over tho boys at Altoona, Pennsyl
vania, and Sandusky. Ohio. Both teams
have shown up ths White Sox.
The Cincinnati olub has purchased
George Paskert of Atlanta, considered
the best outfielder in th Southern
league. Th prlo Is said to b3.260.
Th only thing that saves ths St.
Louis Americans from the "coal chute"
la a misfit aggregation at Washington.
If either major league . could run a
rao aa doss as ths on now on in th
Virginia learue It would take th "mil.
tehee" to hold back th crowda Every
team in the little Virginia organisation
is a leader.
Reading. Pennsylvania is ths only city
of its six In the country having two
league baseball teams. The Reading
Trl-8tat league team is at ths bottom,
while tho Reading team in the Atlantio
league hag been fighting at th top all
"Silk" CLoughlln is a good honest
umplr who no doubt trie to be fair
and square at all times, and w dis
like to hand htm anything. " But the
truth of th matter is that "Silk" has
been giving some of the craslest deci
sions of late aver yelled by an umpire.
Among ths old timers who played a
game of baseball at Paddock's Island
nesr Boston . recently wer Harry Ber
thong, Tim Mumane., Arthur Cummlngs,
"Dicky" Pierce. John Irwin, Km met.
Beery, Moses B. Chandler, Billy Long,
Oeorg Wood." Jerry Turbody. Jack
Manning, "Dupee" Snsw, John Morrill,
Tommy Smith snd Tommy Bond.
During tho western teams' Invasion ef
ths east ths Brooklyn team won SO of
ths II gamee played.
System ' Authorized by the Army
- Whenever you see th letters "17. S."
branded on the left fore shoulder of sn
animal make up your mind at once that
the beast Is or was at one time tho
property of our rich old Unci Sam. '
Then, again, if you knew the key to
the system of branding utilised by th
quartermaster's department, U. 8. A.,
f ou would In a moment, says ths Wssh
ngton Poat, be able to tell the organ
isation of the army to which that ani
mal waa - aaslgned Immediately after
purchase by the government.
Last October, when the army of
Cuban (pacification was being embarked
from Newport News, Virginia, many of
the army horses snd mules awaiting
shipment became mixed with thoae of
other organisations, but It only needed
th knowledge of Sergeant Cssey to de
cipher the hoof brands and despatch th
animal to their proper organization".
In other words, these brand serve as
Branding publlo animals Is not a mat
ter of choice, but is provided for by
the army regulations, which direct that
publlo animals shall, upon the day re
ceived, be branded with the letters U.
8." on the left fore shoulder. Horses
assigned to organisations will also be
branded on the hoof of one fore foot,
lty Inches below the coronet, with the
designation of the company. ,
Branding irons of uniform sis snd
design will be supplied by the quarter
master's department. Letters "U. 8." to
be I Inchea in helsht Letters snd num
bers of hoof brands on ths same line to
be 4 of an inch high, the letter ' to
recede the number, and blocked so as
o penetrats 1-10 of an Inch. For ex
ample, the hoof brands on horses ss
slgned to band. Ninth Cavalry, would
be CB; to Troop A Fifth Cavalry,
would be At; to company A. battalion of
Engineers, would b BA. '
TO PRQYIDE HORSES.
General Aleehire's Plans (or Im-
v proved Remount System.
Ths i new quartermaster-general ef
the army, Brigadier-General Jamas B.
Aleshlre, entertains soms ldsas of his
own concerning what Is known as the
remount system; that is. ths sources ef
supply of horses for military usa
. bom Idea- of the number of horses
needed, says Harper's Weekly, may be
rained by the fact that there will be
required to equip tne army aa at pre
ent orcanlsed riding horses as. follows
IBV ill EASES
Out for a Littla Fun, no
gayg Other Hatters ,
Dont Worry Ilin.
(Besrst Hews by Lengt Leased Wbra)
r-kiM. Ana. 10. H. IL Harrtroan,
ths railroad "wlsard." spent thr hours
In Chicago today, sn routs west, where
he will Inspect branches of ins vas sys
tem wbtoh boars his nam.
Ths railroad man apparently waa
tous to forget th attacxs
by tha government and tnreata
Interstate commerce ,",on.
haatened to saaure a" reporter that his
trio was ourely on of pleasure.
Interstate commerce omiibi' -
ligation f Mr. Harrlman was asKed.
"I am not thinking of tho
present or any other business mt' fa
ne replied, "They ar not In m mind.
I am trying to hav a UtU
Mr. Harrlman did not care todUoWes
tho fine imposed on th Standard OU
company by Judge Landla.
Ostrich Farming In South Afcrtoa.
From th Rhodesia Herald.
" Nineteen permita to captur tTtOns
for domeatlcatlon snd farming purpose)
wer Issued during th year. Thes per
mitted th capture of It oatHohes.
"Ostrich, farming," say; th report,
"is becoming quite sn industry In th
Enkeldoorn district, and I have rceytiy
been approached for government aid j
providing farmer with fenc Jijltj
and a propoaition 1 being laid before
th admlniatratlon with a vlw to this.-
From Pall Mall Oasstts. ' '
Ths king, accompanied by uie tro""
end Prinoeas Victoria, visit. OaraJ
for the opening; of ,th nw dpwe
d "primrose leaanie: Meeting
eoutiv eommltt of tho Ladlesf sraM
council, noon. ''.,. r -si .r
Royal Masonic Institute tor TOyuj
Quarterly court. Freemsaon"s ballj.
The Oaiety restaurant The Unit
club dinner in th Georgian nan.
Cricket: Eton v. Harrow, Lord a.
ntry, 100; engineers 111; signal corps.
00; medical department, 410; hospital
reaulred to quid tne army aa at prow
Cavalry, 11,111; neld artUlery, 1,460; In-
sections, 11; ambulance company sec
tions, 44; division and department head
quarters, 6; general depots, etc. T; mili
tary academy, 116. Should an emer
gency require an Increase in th army,
it would be necessary to provide 1,614
rldlnr horses. 71 draught h
draught mules, ill pack mules and 117
riding mules. . .. . .
It Is General ' Aleshlr' idea that
ther be established In his office a
remount division which . shall have
charge of th establishment of depots
for ths purchase of young horses for
both cavalry and artillery (from three
to four years old) to conform with
prescribed specifications, and to bs held
at depots until they are in condition
and of suitable ags for Issus to troops
(generally from six to nlns years old.)
. Among ths places which are regarded
aa available are near Springfield. Ohio,
In the vicinity of Lexington or Dan
ville. Kentucky, in Virginia near Wash
ington, near plattsburg In Missouri. In
the Sequoia National Park, and the
Tosemlte National Park in California.
. Ths advantages Of th remount ys
tem Include the supply to ths army of
young, fresh, sound and well-broken
horses; ths creation of a market for
young horses; the prolongation of the
life or period of duration of tho animal
with a corresponding reduction In ex
penditures; the affording of time and
means to properly handle snd break
Joung horsea; the establishment of uni
ormlty as to conformation, action, etc.:
and the standardisation of a special
type which would b understood by
breeder and farmers; the ahlpment of
horse in sanitary ears; and finally, th
equipment of the United State army
with th best mount of any army in
thS WOrld. . ;. ' ; ' '
CHEATED IN DIVIDE?
Casey's Perplexity In the Hatter ot
- Catch of Blackflsh. r
Casey was on his way bom from a
Ashing trip down by th bell buoy. He
had a Una atring of blackflsh, so heavy
that he thought he needed a counter
weight to balance them. Not having a
can with him, ho had dropped In to put
another weight in th middle, where ho
believed it would do almost as muoh
'rAnd ivory wan of us," he said, winding-
up his story of th day" fishing,
"wlnt away with 16 fotne blackflsh on
his string ' ' t
"How many fish did you catch in aHT"
someone asked. ' - -
"Sixty." said Casey; "there wr four
of us." ..'' '
- "Who wr theyt" ' .
"Well, I was wan, and ths two Kel
leys wss two. and Ftnnegan was three,
and Flnnegan, he wa three, and--I'm
sure there were four of usl But who the
devil was the other fellow T"
Casey began again. -
'"Try it this way," hs said: "Flnns
gan waa wan, and th two Kelleys was
two, and I was three, and and. - I'm
blest if I can think who waa th other
Then Caey laid down bis string of
fish and begnn counting off tho mem
bers, of the fishing party on the fingers
of his disengaged hand.
"I was wen," he said, doubling up
a finger as he went along "and ths two
Kelleys was two, . and Flnnegan wss
"But th two Kelleys wer three,"
some one broke In.
"Do you know ths two : KelleysT
ssked Casey, warmly..-
"Well, then how can y say the two
Relieve was three T Oo on, man; you're
- Casey stood thinking It over for
minute and then picked up his siring
, Tm dommed," hs said. "If ths ras
cals didn't do ms out of thre Is In
10, 10 times out Of flv fishes!"
t ii i.i w. -a
Dr. Oeorg Dreyer, lecturer In general
and experimental natholngy In the Uni
versity of Copenhagen, baa been elected
to the sewly-eatabllahed professorship
of pathology la tho University of Ox
ford. , -
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