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TORE ALONG AT OVER 70 MILES AN HOUR
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Fred Wiseman's Speeding For New Record Ends Disastrously Near San Jose Sunday
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Fred J. Wiseman's attempt on Sunday morning to break his record of the former Sunday in the trip from San Francisco to San Jose, the round the bay circuit, unfortunately ended disastrously.  Within half a mile of the Vendome Hotel, San Jose, when his Stoddard-Dayton was reeling off miles at between seventy and seventy-three to the hour, the machine came into collision with a tree.

The impact was tremendous and that both Mr. Wiseman and his machanician, M. Peters, were not instantly killed is nothing short of miraculous.  As it was they were rendered unconscious and were badly bruised.

At first it was feared that both men were hurt internally.  On Monday the attending physicians gave out the reassuring news that unless any unforseen complications developed both Wiseman and Peters would be out again in a few days.  No bones were broken.  Both men were terribly sore on Monday.

Don Prentiss, of this city, who was the starter of the big run against time, accompanied Mrs. Wiseman to San Jose to the bedside of her husband.  He returned here on Monday night, and from him was learned accurate details of the accident as told him by Wiseman himself at the hospital.  It was not the breaking of the speed knuckle or the disarrangement of the steering gear that caused the accident.  The car, bounding along at the rate of over seventy miles an hour–speed registered by speedometer–struck a piece of bumpy road.  A series of bumps and the tremendous momentum of the car caused it to leap in the air, all four wheels leaving the ground at once, and it literally flung itself against the tree, the front wheels skidding a bit before the collision.

Fred Wiseman is an old Santa Rosa boy and he has a great many friends here, as was shown by the scores of inquiries made Sunday night and Monday regarding his condition.  They hope he will soon be well, and that when racing is suggested that he will reply, "Never Again."
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[[caption]] FRED WISEMAN AND M. PETER IN STODDARD-DAYTON THAT ESTABLISHED A NEW ROUND-THE-BAY RECORD ON SUNDAY. [[/caption]]

STODDARD PUTS UP NEW RECORD
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Remarkable Run to San Jose
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SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 1909.

Hundred Thousand Witness Auto Road Race in Indiana

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[[caption]] "FRED WISEMAN" STODDARD-DAYTON, FOURTH [[/caption]]

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[[caption]] MATSON'S CHALMERS-DETROIT WINNER [[/caption]]

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[[caption]] MONSON IN A MARION - THIRD [[/caption]]

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[[caption]] GEORGE ROBERTSON LOCOMOBILE,, SECOND [[/caption]]

Winners of the First Four places in the Big Automobile Race Near Chicago.
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Fred Wiseman, a San Francisco driver, won fourth place with a Stoddard-Dayton car from a field of sixteen entries in the big automobile race at Crown Point, Ind., yesterday, making the 232.74 miles in 4:54:16.  The time of the winner, Monson, was 4:31:22.
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[[caption]] A WISE MAN WAS F.J. WISEMAN WHEN HE COPPED THREE RACES WITH A STODDARD-DAYTON [[/caption]]
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