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ALL IN RE
rogram for LaJ
Full of I
Trylng to see all"
the State Falr GrS
, Labor Day celehralf
tax one even more \l
watch all tne ncts P
cup. A program r
stunts hns been arrp:
mlttee, to tho e.tf:
impOsslMo lhat (hor
have thought of an (
Events have beei ;
to Insure Somithlnjj
tlme. Comlc conte_',
ous enough to keep,.
good htimor. yet mar
be in dead enrnest .
Of course, the speP
the propram will b>
ln which al) the nP1
city will take part.
be on the grounds, !
the other for defei'
Under Mnjor E. Wli
mond I.Ipht lnfantit('?
will endeavor to hol r
south of the race i,]'
tempt the bnttallon^
the Boys' Brlpade :
guns ot the Rlchmd: 1
Its complement nf |0
The attnck. led hy"'
of the FliPt Roplme1-'
the north nnd rear
"Wlth one of the Hc.Ti
tectlnr? Its advance, n
vance and nllVmpt'o
dofendcrs from thetiv
work will he gone }$}
both sider. will do m,
for posltlon. At thc
will charge across t
nnd will bc met by l Q
ln full confllct, am *
cannon and the orar"
The full program jc
ls as follows: in
Dancing from 12 di
"Women's prize. a hl
ror. Men'S prize, a !"'
10:45 A. M.?Sack'?
open to all. Prize, .'
11:15 A. M.?Fatit:
ynrds: open to all n'd
200 pounds. Prize, n ?'
11:45 A. M.?Marr*
flfty yards: open tin;
men. Prize. one ta
12 noon?The batk
place in thc dancinno
lo the prettlest V*
inonths and one ye?1
Prize for prettlest j_
two years old. a pi ^
jtlven by the comm!
tntered will recelve '?
12:15 P. M.?Tng3
teams of blacksmitl
ers. Prize, 100 clga'f,
12:45 P. M.?Eggb
yards; open to slr
Prize, a music satehe
1 P. M.?Wrestlfn0.
"Kid Caudle," a m.n
_. . i .1 ? -k
9x12 Fine A
is the re.
ntd Fatigue Go Flying!
1, refreshed, contented, when the supreme drink,
erijoyed. It is simply splendid.
| ^CH At Fountains.. 5c In Bott,e8
iond--"Made Famous by Cherry Smash*?
d R. R. Y. M.
? game of the
e star pltcher.
two hits. Pat
ilce game, but
.?ns easy frult.
on has played
lost only slx.
R. H. E.
4 1 0?16 14 2
0 1 0? 1 2 S
1 Tlgnol-. Pat
mplre. Mr. \V.
hlll game St.
ught for only
aternoon to a
o was called on
1.0 4 0?6. 6 3
1 1 0 0?6 12 0
s?St. .To-mes, 2.
^Rae (2), Phll
d. Stolen bases
ih. 5. Hlt by
Base on balls
mer, 3: off Bwr
Coulter, 10: by
. yesterday af
? grounds the
defeat at tho
. boys by the
?, who was on
C. C A. team.
eeplng the hlts
iut the eont?f.
ho was on the
tors, could not
and was forced
ning, being i
?ho slopocil Ihe
the game. Tho
md was not
would scem to
game .were tho
o accepted ten
ort wlthout an
- and throwing
ft Flelder '?og
f Strnin at flrst
eam. Tu- star
e C. C. A., team
bohind the bat.
ivery man who
nd who secured
ut of flve times
and battlng of
will play Battle
o'clock on C. C.
R. H. fe.
0 0 0 *?8 11 3
10 2 0 0?2 10 4
pire, Mr. Clem
the fast St. An
rk yesterday ln
e of 3 to 1. This
a series with
inning the first
1 to 0 ln an
he Groves went
?'and ijit the bc
foy n'ettcd throo
fe .runs across
es of the game
he Groves and
to Chester on
iundation upon whlch for more than thlrty years we
_ our reputation, and the result ls?Uuiversal ap
bo know. _.'_.., .
raus. Gunst & Co." on a package of whiskey ls a
S (Price Hlgh, l__iillly I-lghcr).
CLUB (Excellent und Superlor).
C (Ita Lone Record Proven Merlt).
tl,TWHISK..Y (Kor Medlclnal Uae).
X (Oid and Pure).
I.\ (Perfeottou In (Inullty).
ik of orderir.g Inferlor goods, when you can got tho
stablished brands are always the same hlgh
cl 1 substitute.s. .
eadlng mall order houses in Washington, D. CL, Rloh
Norfolk, Portsmouth. Newport News. Roan.lie, Brls
llle and PeriHac-ola, Fla.
m't supply vou. wrlte ns and we will sea that your
Send for handsome booklet, llthographed ln flve col
omplete price llst ot whiskies, brandies, wtnes. glns,
AUS, GUNST & CO.,
Jer_ und B_ei?der_ of F-U- AVUIaktea.
are nnxlous to play the "Wlzards on
September 10 on the Groves' dlnmond.
Score by Innlngs: R. H. E.
Groves .0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0.*?S 7 3
St. AndrewBs ...1 0 0 00 0 000?1 0 0
Batterles: Clements and Hampton;
Sales and Chcathnr..
KnglCH vn. Culm.
Thc Kaglos defeated the CubS yes?
terday afternoon on Byrd Pnrk dla?
mond by tho score of S to 5. The gunio
was slow and unlntcrestlng on account
of poor uinplring.
Score by Innlngs: R. H. L.
Eagles .70000 0 10 0?8
_ubs .0 0 1 1110 1 0?5
Batterles: _. Thorp and XV. Slms;
Dravaugli and Barker.
Tho Orioles defeated the Fulton Ath
otlcs ln a very pretty game by tho
icore of 6 to 3. Tho features of the
?amc were the battlng of Messit and
HeC'auley for the Orioles and F. Brown
ind Nuckols for the Athletics.
Score: R. H. _.
)rlolcs . ?! JO 4
^ulton Athletics. 3 6 5
Batterles: McCauley and Chalkley:
Irown, Kay n"nd Harrlson.
Wl.iiriN Trlin Wcynuokcs.
Biiffnloed by Subway Bluiit, with tho
Vi.ftrds puiting up nn antlcle of sup
iort bohind lilm that canbe truly dub
led as somo class, there was nothlng to
t hut victory for the Wiznrds. Blunt
vas a "pu/.zle throughout the contest.
cttlng hls -opponents down wlth two
iits and l'anning thlrteen'rnen. wliile
.'offey yielded seven hlts,'strikIng out
ilevon men. Akers and lf. Jones car
ied off fleldlng honors. whlle Bosher
md Walthall led in the slugglng. The
iVtzards will nlay Manchester Monday
norning at Manchester Park. Boots
lones, sometimes'/called "Two-Bagger
Boots," will cover ?hort for the Wlz
lrds. Wlzards play C. C. A. next Sat?
urday on latter's grounds.
Score by innlngs: R. H. E
SVizards .3001 0 2 00 *?4 7 3
Weyanokes .00000 1000?1 2 1
Batterles: Blunt and Walthall- "of
fey ond Morris. Struck out?By Blunt.
13; by Coffey. 11. Three-base hlt?Wal?
thall. Umplre, Mr. Sklllet.
Manchester defeated Chestor fllgn
School yesterday afternoon ln one of
tho prettlest games plaved at the Man?
chester ball park this season. Hulcher.
for the homo team, pitched elght In?
nlngs, allowlng one hit, but in the
nlnth a hlt and two passes fllled the
bases A batter was hit at this point.
forcing Chester's only run. Onesty here
went ln for Manchester and closed
down tlght. taklng the noxt three men
in rotatlon. Besldes Onesty's pltching
the features were a triple play nulled.
nff by tho home team in the third, and
tho scorclty of hlts. the visltors get
Ing two aiid the home team one. Shep
pard. for the vlsitors, pitched a beautl?
Mlss Gertrude Taylor won tho boau
tiful narasol given for the best-looking
glrl ln the grandstand. The parasol will
be ongraved and presentod to tho
young woman at 10:30 A. M. Mon1'
whon Manchester will cross bats with
the famous Wlzards.
Score by Innlngs: R. H. E.
Manchester.00100000 1?2 1 l
Chestor .00000000 1?1 2 3
Batterles: Hulcher. Onesty and Wln
ters; Sheppnrd and Graves.
Summary: Stolen bases?Burrows (2),
Moody. Double play?Hulcher to Bur?
rows to Nelson. Triple play?Nelson to
Burrows. Base on balls?Off Hulcher.
5: off Shoppard, 4. Struck out?By
Hulcher, 4; bv Shoppard, 6. Passed ball
? Wlnters. Tlme, 2:00. Attendance. 300.
Umpires, Barfoot and Moore.
Fnlrntount PetM Wln Tvro.
The Fnlrmount Pets won two - verj>
exciting games from tho Glen Len. team
yesterday, the scores being 6 to 4 and 3
to 2. The features were the pltchlng
of Leach and Johnson. the latter strik
Ing out thlrteen men.
Score by innlngs: R
Falrmount .0 0000030 3?6
Glen Lea .20 0 20000 0?4
Batterles: Johnson and Cox: Mi'-'-ell
Score by innlngs: R.
Glen l.ea .4_200(10001) 0?2
Falrmount .0 0 0 0 0 0 02 1?3
Batterles: Leach and Cox; Flnke and
Petersburg . Defeated in Both
Games?Triple PJay Features
[RpeclaJ to.The Thhes-Dtspatch.]
Petersburg, Va., Septeniber 3.?
Lynchburg took both games of the j
douhln-header from Petersburg thls af?
ternoon, tho flrh. by bunchlng hlts ln
the second Inning, and the, second by
knocklng Wclsher out of the nox ln the
flrst und second innlngs of the game.
Both games were fine exhlbltlons of
ball playlng. Putman, who wo_ ln
the box for tho homo team ln the flrst
gamo, was lnvlnclblo after tho second
Inning, but tho four slngles mado off
hlm in the socond netted Lynchburg
two runs. and won tho game. Lloyd,
for the vlsltors was hit for a double
nnd a single ln" tho fourth innlng,]
which brought one run ovor tho plate1
for Petersburg, and herretirod tho
iiome team ln one, two three order dur?
ing the remalnlng llve Innlngs.
AVelsher started ln for Petersburg j
In tho second game, and was hit for
llve slngles ln two .atnnlngs. Theso
hlts, coupled wlth two errors and a
passed ball, enabled Lynchburg to
=coro four ' runs. Hannifan, who ro
placed AVelsher, only .aliowed three
scattcrod hlts ln seven Innings, and
:lie vlsltors did not add to tholr score.
Jrnndon pitched good, steady ball,
ceeping nls hlts well scattered.
ln tho elghth Inning Petersburg had
'.he bases lilled, ahd' no one out,
fCellh'er knookod a fly ball, whlch was
?aught by A. Smith, who threw safely
:o Lilcla. nalllng Kirkpatrlck at tho
,)late. Lucla threw to Heller, nnd
riunk was caught between second antl
blrd, Heller throwlng to D. Sjnlth, ln
tlme to catch Slunk, a triple play,
.vhlch ended nll hopos of Petersburg ln
.Vinnlrig the irume, und the socond play
.1" Its Iclnd over witnessed ln thls clty.
AB II O A F, ABHOAB
Jowen. ss. 3 0 11 0 Ho'dell, v>4 0 0 7 1
I'Fnr'd, cf 4 0 3 0 0 D. s'th. 3t> 4 0 1 2 0
Clr'p'k, 2b. 4 12 0 0 Heller, 21). 4 0 13 0
llunk. lf... 4 0.0 0 Levy, rf... 31000
'utman. p. 2 0 0 6 1 A. S'th, cf 4 1 10 0
Ccllher. 11). 4 1 li 0 0 Itowe, c... 4 2 4 0 0
5ooe. 3b... 3 0 0 0 0 Jlor'on, lf. 3 1 2 0 0|
M'nrtls, rf. 3 0 0 0 0 Wool s, lb. 2 0 IS 0 0
Cunkle. c. 3 1 5 1 0 Lloyd, p.. 1 1 0 3 0
Hannifan.. 10 0 0 0
Totals ...31 3 27 7 1 Totals ...32 6 27 15 1
?Batted for Putman in ninth.
jjjeore by InnlngB: H.
iyn'cbbu'rg .0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0?2
'eteraburg .0O010000 0?1
Summary: Runs?Levy, Rowe, Klrkpa
rick. Two-baso hlts?Kunkle, KlKkpatrlck.
struck out?By Putman, 5: by Lloyd, 3.
5*lrat base on balls?Off Putman, 2. Double
jlay?Heller to Woolums. Sacrlflce hit?
Woolums. Left on bases?Lynchburg1, 7; Po
-.ersburg, 4. Pnssed ball?Rowe. Hit by
pltchor? Bowen. Putman. Tlmo of game,
1:40. Umplro, Westervelt. Attendance, 700.
AB H O A E AJ3HOAE
Bowen, ss. 3 0 4 S 0 Ho'dell. ss 5 0 2 3 0
M'Far'd, cf 4 1 0 1 0 D. S'th, 3b 4 2 1 2 0
Klr'p'k, 2b. 4 1 2 6 0 Heller, 2b. 4 1 0 3 0
fltink, lf... 4 2 3 0 0 Levy, rf... 3 0 10 0
Booe, rf... 3 1 2 1 0 A. S'th, cf 4 0 2 0 0
Kellher, lb.'l 2 11 0 OMdr'on. lf. 4 1 4 1 0
Ed'atds, rf 4 1 1 0 1 Wool's. lb 4 2 11 0 0
Smith, c... 0 0 0 11 Lucia. c... 4 1 fi 0 0
Kunkle, c. 4 13 0 0 Brand'n, p4 10 2 0
Welsher, p 0 0 1 0 0
Han'fln, p.. 4 0 0 2 0
Totals ...34 n 27 19 2 Totals ...36 8 27 11 0
Score by Innings: R.
Lynohburg .2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-4
Petersburg .0 0 020000 0?2
Summary: Runs?D. Smith. Heller, Wool?
ums, Luela. Clunk. Kellher. Two-base hlts?
Edwards. Kellher (2). Struck out?By Han?
nifan, 2; by Brandon. 5. Flrst base on balls?
Off Brandon, 2; off Hannifan, 1; off AVelsher.
2. Triple play?A. Smith to Ltieia to Heller
to D. Smith. Double play?Bowen to Klrk
patrick to Kellher. Left on bases?Peters?
burg, 7; Lynchburg. 9. Passed ball?Smith.
Time of game, 1:20. Umpire, Westervelt.
IN 8IH INNING
In Fastest Game of Season Nor?
folk Defeats Roanoke,
i to o.
.Soeclal to The Times- Dlspatch.]
Roanoke, Ara.. Soptember .'i.?After
eight Innings of superb wnrk. Cefalu
weakened in the nlnth, and lost to
day's gamo with Norfolk, score 1 to 0.
A double-headcr hnd been scheduled,
but the flrst pnrt of the program was
prevonted by a severe storm, that
llooded the park wlth water, and con
verted the dlamond and outfleld into a
pond. Clark protested against play?
lng at ail, but fhaughnepsy insisted.
and the second game hogan. It was
played in one hour and fifteen min?
utes, one of the fastest and prettiest
contosts seen horo this year. Sensa
tional plays were numerous. Vance
pitched brllliantly, ullowlng but five
scattered hits, and but one baso on
balls. The work of Rusch and Reggy
wns grent. The box scoro:
Powell, cf. 4 1 4 0 0 Bonner, rf 4 0 0 0 0
Doyle, 2b... 3 0 3 2 0 Busch, sa. 3 2 1 6 0
Sliau'sy. rf. 4 2 0 0 0 Murd'k, cf 3 110 0
Spratt, 3b.. 4 0 0 4 0 Jaek'n. 3b. 4 0 3 8 0
Holland. lf. 4 14 10 Munson, c 4 2 2 0 0
N.Mvton. ss. 3 0 1 6 O.Iohn'n, lf. 3 1 1 0 0
Preaaly, lb. 3 0 9 2 0 Blgble, lb. 4 0 SI i
Cefalu, p... 3 0 2 0 0 Reggy, 2b. 3 0 7 1 0
Schmldt, o. 3 1 4 0 0 Vance, p.. 3 0 l'l l
Totals ...31 6 27 14 0 Totals ...31 6 27 11 1
Seore by Innlngs: R.
Roanoke .000 00000 0-0
Norfolk .0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1?1
Summary: Run?Busrh. Sncrlflc. blt?
Doyle. Stolen bases?Schmldt, Newton. Flrst
base on balls?Off Cefalu, 1. Struck out?By
Cefalu, 2; by Vunce, 1. Left on bases?
Itoanoke, 4; Norfolk, 6. Hit by pltcher? Mur
doek, Busch. Tlmo of game, 1:15, Umplres,
Mace and Davis. Attendance, 400.
RACES AT l,a_l_SBURG.
Large Pr-t/es Offered by Heavy Draft
nnd Agrloulturnl AMsiu-iutlon.
[Speclal to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.]
Leesburg, Ara., September S,?The
Loudoui. Ilenvy Drnft nnd AgrlciiHiiral
Assoclntion, unltlng wlth the Loudoun
Raclng Assoclntion, wlll hold Its an?
nual exhlbltlon at the Colt Show
Grounds, near I.eesburg, on Tuosdny
nnd AVednesday, September 13 and 11.;
j Tlie olllcors of the association, who aro
! YVcstinorelund Dnvts, president; 13. B.
: AVhlte. vloe-presldent; R. R AA'lldmnn,
| treaaVirer, nnd AV. A, Motzger, secre
i tnry, hnve nrrnngod n prlze llst aggre
', gating $.,non ln money premlums, be
I sldos speclnl prlzes offered by friends
of the association. Thero have been
I large entrles in clnsses for pure bred
I nnd grnde stock. The prlze llst fol
Flrst rnco?horses owned ln Loudoun
j county; purse, $76.
Second race?free-for-all; purse,
? $i2n; one-half mlle,
Third race?steeplechnse; open to all;
for four.year-olds; purse, $180.
Fourth race?open to all; purse, $100;
one mlle. .
Fifth race?steeplechase; four-year
olds; free-for-all; purse. $160.
Mule race?purse, $15.
Consolatlon race?purse, $T6.
Trottlng?free-for-all; one. mlle; two
ln three; purse, $1.0. j
fourinj? Car, $1250 Landaiilet, $2000
Roadster, $1250 Runabotit, $8S0
Limousinc, $2000 Commercial Car, $600
Commercial Car, $750
reaks the Record
From New York io San Francisco?
What This Means to You
The previous record was 15 days, 2 hours, 12 minutes, and it was a good one. It has stood three ye_rs,
in spite of many efforts to break it; for the speed required over all sorts of roads?and much of the way noth?
ing but "desert tracks"?make thc trip thc severcst possible accelerat.d test of endurance.
But at last the Reo tried it and smashed the record all to pieces?beat it by 4 days, 10 hours, 59 minutes,
and beat it fairly and squarely. The Reo record is 10 days, 15 hours, 13 minutes.
The trip was announced in the newspapers ahcad of time, so that any one who wanted to could see the
start, Monday morning, August 8, at one minute past 12. At every point on the trip the arrival of the Reo
was checked by men well,known in thc community who were not intcrcstcd in ?the Reo, and these checkings
were supported by affidavits. The test was made open and above board?nothing to hide. If the Reo had
failed, it would have gone back and tried over again?over and over again if it had been necessary, and all
open, so that everybody could verify the facts.
But it wasn't necessary. Thc Reo has the stuff that stands every test. It has the power and the strength,
and it has the construction that pcrmits full use of power over all sorts of roads?even deserts with no roads.
The Reo has the stuff in it, and its record proves it. No one can ever doubt that the Reo, light weight
though it is, has the mighty strength of a lion. This record proves that the Reo will do what you or any one
else wants it to do, anywhere, at any time. It is just one more proof of the famous Reo get-there-and-back
The car that made the previous record was four thousand dollars. The Reo that beat it is only S1250.
Come, let us show you more about this wonderful car.
Licensed Under Selden Patent.
REO MOTOR SALES CO., South Boston, Va.
Distributors of Reo Cars for the State of Virginia.
BOOKIES ALL GONE;
BETTING IS DEAD
Racing Law? Have Removed Many Noted Fig?
ures Who Lost Fortunes Without a Quiver,
and Won Without a Smile?Even
New York, August 20.?"I'm golng
to spend the rest of the summer
ahroad, as I'm wastlng my tlme here,"
remarked a man recently, who once
made a blg store book on the New York
race-tracks. "Blg bettors have disap
peared and the little chaps, not all of
BY REDS ON RIVER
(Contlnued From Flrst Page.)
inches ln hls wake,. Others who took
part were: Gordon Smlth, Hughes,
Flemlng, Ford, Lacy and H. H. Smith.
The next event schedulod was the
etght-oared shell, one mlle race. It
waa cancelled owlng to the lndisposi
tlon of some of tho orew..
Some Other Events.
The swimmlng race for flfty yards,
was easlly won by Gray. Those who
tock part were: G. Smlth, Hughes.
Flemmlng, Ford, Wheat, Callls, Lacy,
Schmldt, J. G. Sutton.
The real sport ot the day was the
canoe tlltlng. One man rows whlle
another stands uprlght ln the craft
and with a lance tlpped wlth a cushion
of cjoth parrles hls opponent. The
tllter who upsets hls opponents's canoo
or lands him in the rlver wlns. Tho
Reds won thts ovent. wlth Flemmlng
and Turner agalnst Gray and E. Gil?
llam. Others who tllted were: Reds?
Whlttet and Schuman. Whites?H. H.
Smlth and Beers.
The senlor four-oared glgs, half a
mlle race. was won by the Whites ln a
fast stroke. Thoi?e of the Reds crew
were: Watt, Fon'rest. Savllle, Tyler,
Waddey (coxswaln). The Whites crew
was S. S. Smlth, L. Wellford, Hazlott,
E. Gilllam, Besrs (coxswaln).
The judges were Richard Smlth, F.
K Ferrall: starter. Harper Shelton.
(Contlnued From Flrst Page.)
the commands, and they have taken
up the matter most enthustastlcally.
So enthuslastlcally, ln fact, that thern
Is no doubt that many candidates for
the teams will present themse'.ves
when the call ls sounded, and Khortiy
aftorwards the teams, both football,
track. and fleld, will be working out
ln the gymnasiums to get lnto cbnrii
tlco) for the wlnter.
After Jiu'K .lohimon,
I.ondon, Soptomber 3.?A. search for a
heuvywelght to meet .Taek Johnson for the
world's tltlo will hoKln lu London on Sei>.
tember 16, accordlng to plans eompletod hero
by Jlmmy Brltt. tlin former llgbiwaight tltle
holder, and Hueh Mclntosh. tho Australian
promoter. A serles of ellmlnatloq bouts will
be held, the victor to go to Amerlca, thore
meotlng heavles, wlth tha ldea of working
up to Johnson. On September 16, at Klng's
Hall, Bombardlor-Wolls will meet Sergeant
Sunshlne, of tho FItbi FualUers, An nttempt
will be made to have Stanley Ketchel meet
Thomas, and Curran will go a_am?t Gunner
, Molr. ,
them, of course, are slow in paylng
what they owe. I'll wager there's $50,
000 owlng to me whlch I can never
get, so what's the use of golng ahead
under such circumstances?"
Tbese remarks sizc up the sltua?
tlon on tho local race-courses to per
fectlon. There are no big plungers
and bettors any more. The speTculation
has been reduced in vrfhime untll a
$500 wager causes a panic among the
The former bbokmakers who con?
tlnue to aceept oral wagers are in
many cases on the ragged edge. , So
extenslve an operator as Tom S,haw,
who handled thousands iri tho days of
organlzed bettlng rlngs, has been eom
pelled to quit. Shaw says he has run
short of ready money and can not
collect a dollar on a trunkful of paper.
BlK Fellowi Become Tikera.
Persons who thought nothing of
bettlng $1,000 to a' race before the
Agncyw-Hart bills were passed ln,1908,
are either among the mlsslng. or
have reduced thelr operatlons to
modost $25 wagers. Those who
plunged to the extent of $10,000, $20.
000, and even $30,000 on a single race
have apparently deserted the turf for
all tlme, much to .the sorrow of the
Dave Johnson, who admlts the loss
of nearly 01,300,000 on the race-tracks.
The Half-Price Sale Posilively Ends Saturday Night
^^$30 Suits, $15
Coat and Trousers Made to Your Measure
$5 and $10 TROUSERR, $2.50 and $3.50
Every yard to be sold this week to make way for the Autumn goods
. that are pouring in. ;
for half a year to get
clothes at Half Price?
Don't Miss It
714 E. Main Street
hasn't seen more than a dozen races
thls year. Early ln Lhc spring he
vislted the tracks once or twlce and
wagcred, maybe, $200 to a race; but
even ln hia abscnco regulars can recall
the days not so long ago when John?
son was bettlng a small fortune every
day, wlnnlng and loslng enormous
sums with apparent unconcern.
Blg Tim Sulllvan ls another absen
tee. He haim't seen a race this year.
and laat season hls visit. were few
and far between. Sir Timothy In 1907
admltted that he lost $125,000, hls in
abillty to plck a wlnner being remark?
Sulllvan waa a great favorite player.
He 'never wrote the names of the
Jockeys on hls progratnme and kept
no track of the scratches."
"IJct n Mllllon" Qiilt-.
John XV. Gates, another blg plunger,
hasn't been seen at the tracks for
more than two years. He enjoyed a
banner year ln 1907, when Boots Dar
nell tralned many horses that were
sald to bo owned by him. There was
no llmlt to Gates's turf operations.
Dlamond Jlm Brady ls among the
misslng, too. Purveyors of inside In?
formatlon were always at Brady's
heels, and he becatne an extremoly
liberal bettor; but, oddly enough, when
ever ho bet on a horse he turned his
back on the race and would not/look
ln the dlrectlon of the track- untll the
numbers were hoisted. Brady stopped
coming to the races three years ago.
John A. Drake ls racing a few two
year-olds slred by hls famous horse,
Ort Wells, but he is an lnfrequent
vlsltor. Drake was a tremenaous bet?
tor half a dozen years ago, ana wlth
tho ald of Enoch Wlshard, hls tralner,
ho pulled off many "kllllngs."
E. E. Smather, who galned fame on
the trottlng turf. decided ln 1906 to
buy a stable of runners. He pur
chased the famous McChesney for $35,
000, and soon exerted hls Influence for
tho reinstatement of S. C. Hlldreth as
' hls tralner. Hlldreth had been In dis
favor for some tlme, but as soon as
he wns aliowed to train for Smlthera
he adviaed many expenslvo purchases.
Smathers lnvestod nearly $100,000 ln
raco-horses and becamo one of tha
biggcst operators on the tracks. H?
had varied success, but It seemed to
be his lot whenever he plunged to tho
llmit lo have his horses lose by th?
narrowest marglns. When nearly
$300,000 had been burned up Smathers
sald he had enough.
Jesse Lewisohn, who has attendet.
the races ln Kngland and France for
several years, was another hea\ y spec
ulator here. lt was sald that ln
1905 he lost nearly $200,000 In unsuc
cessful wagers, but the followlng year
had a turn in hia luck ar.d got lt all
Lewlshohn was a mngnct for owners
who had sleepers. His wllllngness to
bet for them In return fnr their ln?
formatlon gave him an inslde track,
and some of the kllllngs which were
pulled off wlth his money made tho
bettlng rlng quake.
I-'ronk I'nrrell nn .\h?ientre.
Frank Knrrell htvsn't been inslde of
a race track and hasn't bet a dollar
on a horse for two years. At one
tlme he owned a big stable and oper
aied on a large scale.
Emil Her?, the man who paid $25,
000 ln cold cash to F. A. Forsytho
for Montgomery in the paddock at
Belmont Park three years ago. is said
to be in Europe. Herz sold MrChesney
to Smathers and was a turf partner
of Boots Durnell at the tlme. Ho
went to the wall shortly after that
and dlsappeared. Then he suddenly
nrrlved here from Egypt wlth $200,000
and bought Montgomery and other
horses. The sky was his llmit, and
in less than a year he sold out, qulttlng
the turf forever.
Wlth all the hlgh rollcrs gone, tho
turf to-day is merely a wrcck. Men
who once could wrlte thelr checks for
large amounts are practlcaly all ln.
Money ls tlght and credlt ls tighter.