Matheson Automobile Co.
body was designed by the White compsny. It Is turned out in double thickness body and la finished inside with enamel for sanitary purpose. It has double swinging rear doors and la fitted with electric lighting equipment. "In slectlag the White for this service the officials were doubtless influenced by a report made on this subject by the Quartermaster General of the United States War Department," Bald James E. Plow, manager of the retail department of the Chicago White brauch, yesterday. This report follows: "It (the White) is simple In operation. The means of propulsion being steam. It Is better suited to the transportation of the sick and wounded than gasoline cars on account of Its tree and smooth running, freedom from violent vibration, and ease of controlling the speed between maximum and telnimum without Jerks or Jolts." The ambulance purchased by the city is slso a type of the cars in service at the Kings county hospital In New York. The latter institution has four White ambulances, having been purchased In 1SKS, 1906. 1!H'7. and one this year. The cities of Philadelphia and Euflalo ileo have White ambulances. TRACY TO PILOT A MATHESON. C. W. Matheson. president of the Mathe-toa Automobile company, has two Matheaou oar entered In the VandTbilt cup event. i ne arivcr oi one oi me cars is in aouot.ai and there is a rumor that It may be Joa fowl, and Nebraska Tracy, the veteran driver, who will have seceral charge of the Matheson Interests for this race. This Matheson car has a speed record of seventy-live miles per hour, mad j on the Vanderbilt course when It covered the first twenty miles In 16 minutes. It Is the general opinion, however, that ilie real !riTer of the Matheson car will be Tracy, it .1 known th&t Jimmy Ryail will drive the second Matheson In both the Vanderbilt ant! Savannah events. This car Is not the one which was driven In the last Vanderbllt tare. Rvall has made a private entry, having no connection with the Matheson Automobile company He has driven a Matheson for a considerable time, and believes that the seventy-five mile an hour rate on the Vanderbilt course proves beyond s doubt the power and speed of the Matheson. The numerous wins in speed and endurance contests and in hill clinrbing events made Mr. Ryall a Matheson enthusiast, and when the present, event came on ha at ones gave his order for his favorite car. The Matheson company has recently Increased Ha working capital to 1356,000, and will double Its output of high trade and high powered oars for 1909, and announces a reduction of tl.000 la the heretofore net selling price. STUDEBAKER RECORD. . During the last week a Studebaker Thirty was driven by Donald Mcintosh of Cleveland from Minneapolis to Italuth in seven hours and thirty-two minutes. The car carried five passengers, including Dr. C. E. Dutton. chairman of the contest committee of the Minnesota Automobile association, and K. E. Tucker, automobile editor of the Minneapolis Tribune. These men acted as official observers and timers. The car which broke the record la the Studebaker Scout, a full brother to the Stnde-baker Army Dispatch car. which last winter made Itself famous by defeating the New Tork-Paris racers six dayson'the run from New York to Omaha, where the patha deviated. Driver Mcintosh snd F. L. Estey of Chicago, who are with the car. both regard the Northwest as almost an ideal district for the nucleus of a Glidien tour. They will continue their scouting through Minnesota. INDIAN WINS INDIANA MEET. John T. Fisher, manager of the Chicago branch of the Hendee Manufacturing company, yesterday received the details of the Indiana Motocycle club's contests conducted on Oct. 10. In which an Indian motocycle won four of the five events. Fred Huyck riding an Indian In an exhibition performance ahat-tered all state records from one mile to ten miles, negotiating the distance In nine minutes and thirty-eight seconds. Huyck won the five mile event in 6:44 4-6. the ten m4le twin cylinder contest In 8:53 1-5. the pursuit race with twenty minutes aa the limit by registering five and one-twelfth miles In 5:25. and the ten mile handicap event In 9:38. Huyck's best time for a mile waa 0:58 l-o. John Merx on a Thor won the 8ve mile race In 8:25 3-5.