C. W. Matheson
Oldfield Has Practice Spin On Brighton Beach Track Benz Driver Unable to Show Highest Speed on Account of the Freshly Oiled Surface Predicts That 63 Miles an Hour Will Be Made During Coming Races Up-state Chauffeurs Wish Modification of New Automobile Law. j Sixty-three miles an hour on Brighton Beach Motordrome Is the mark Barney Oldfield predicts will be set during the one-hour races scheduled for the speed carnival to be held on Saturday and Mon day afternoons. It Is In these events that the nuhlle will hnv. the ht chance to determine the real driving ability of,"" ,or :.ln atonal chassis event both Oldfield and George Robertson, who on Augu,t z7' are entered in four of the same races at Th .-. . ,.. ... Brighton In the short distance sprint It lm Ihmiffh hn man, that lh races it is thought by many that the track king might have a shade on Rob- I ertson and score over the Vanderbllt Cup ! winner through having had many years more experience at the track game, but in the long races the two will battle for an hour each day against each other and i many other noted drivers. Oldfield had his "BMtsen Benz end I Knox six at the track yesterday after-j but owing to the surface bains' freshly oiled could not show his limit of sneed. Robertson will drive the Simplex Slmplex "50" in the long races and stock cycione m me iree-ior-au races, ana a events Ren Ker.eh.r The C.erman who has been driving some remarkably faal miles on circular tracks this summer, will pilot the Hemmery Darracq in the free- for-all events. The following cars have other points in the law are objected to been nominated to start In the one-hour by the drivers In their petition, among races: Flat, Simplex (2), Knox. Black, which are those relating to lights wi Crow, S. P. O. 2i. Marion. Mercer, Kline! fh laxlng of machines. The owners on Kar, Bens and Ford. j 'heir part object to this point, claiming that the drivers of other vehicles cause C. W. Matheson, of the well-known au-as much damage to the roads as do tne tomoblle manufacturing company bearing, automobiles and that they pay a license his name, makes no disguise of his delight as well. in the showing of the Matheson Silent Six In the record-breaking twenty-four hour! Automobiles that are upholstered In race at the Brighton Beach Motordrome, light colored leather frequently present August 19-20. "To come so near record -an appearance of untidiness which can mileage and give the winner to whom easily oe overcome. To clean and re-fvery credit Is due such a hard race un-i move stains from light colored leather, der the circumstances, was Indeed grati- the following mixture may be used with fying." says Mr. Matheson. "We were ' good effect: Boil a pint of milk, let It In the lead In the second hour of the race i cool and add one drachm of sulphuric when a right rear shoe blew out, and we, went through the fence. That accident cost us two new front wheels, and an hour's valuable time, and but for that we would have been even more prominently to the fore than we were "There Was never a doubt about the carl running well, as even in the last hour, although In the paddock for five minutes, Charley Basle mae a mileage of 64 miles. "Not an adjustment of any kind nor a repair of any mechanical part was made-throughout tho grinding race, and without taking up bearings or adjusting the car in any respect it was shipped direct to Chl- , , h ew Caan auomo. D bile law which went Into effect on August 1. A petition has been drawn up by them which is to be presented to their state senator asking him to use his Irfluenne to change or repeal soma of the points that the drivers of Water-town believe are decidedly unfair. At a meeting held recently, to dli- cuss the subject, the chauffeurs declared th" the law discriminate, against them and favors the owners of cars. The drivers claim that the owner should be forced to underso as much of an ex- j mlnatlon as do the chauffeurs. The urivcro Bisu OUBfri mdi J uu posed is discriminating, as they claim the owners should be treated the sme as the drivers in this respect. Several acid. ShRke well and then add half drachm of oil of lavender, one pint ot vinegar and the white of one egg beaten to a froth. Keep In a tightly eorktfi bottle. Rubbed on leather with a soft cloth, it greatly Improves the appearance and removes the stains.