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The Middlebury ltnntsTr.u now lor woro
tliiinjn yonr lias boon kIvIiik inucli orlnlmil
nnd vnluablo lnfoi limt Ikii upoii Morgan and
otber etlobratod borM's. It lnlends to oon.
tlnuc iiubli.xlitiif kul'Ii liiformutlon frciiii wcck
lo wcck, rIvIiik nt U'n-t u piitfo to Its lloro
Dcpartnicnt. Wlion Mittlelont lnatorial lias
ncciiiiiulated we uxpcct tn place It lu book
lonn, publMiltiK Hint our voliuno upon
llio Morgan Hnvc, and uttoiwaids h lti'K
Jstcr of tlio moio rilstltiKUlslicd sires nnd
pcrlnrmcr. In tbo lattur wo hopu to Inclwlu
nU 2:110 pcrlorinoi-s, wltb tliolrbieedliiK, so fnt
H9 cnn bo asceitnliH'd) uNn ti illst InuNli bo
twccn tliliiK" tbat aro known and tliliiK1 tliat
aronot known, lu ooiy podl(,'iec. In all eas.
e tlio ovldinco upon wbloh tbo pcdlniccs aro
ban'd wlll bo (.'lven to tlio pnbllc tbrongb tlio
columns ol Tiik Mitiiu.inii'iir ltuiiisimi. Tbls,
vc arc sntlstled, 1 Wiat tho pnbllc wants nml
oujrbt to luive. Manj" jiiilgincnts aro bcttcr
Thb Ki:(iiti:h by vea"oii ot tbls uxtonMvc
intoiinntloii uiicl thls lnothoil ol nlvitii? it , Is
rapldly benoiiiliitf liiillspotisablo to all brocil
ers and boist'Uiuii. It sliould alo bc an u.
ccllcnt uioilliim for ndvertlsois, oieelally
those iluallng In Moi'Kau boiM's.
I'rcsorvo your llles lor tbcy wlll lonn, with
tlio full inilexes thcreto, a most valnablo and
nvallable eyclopedla ot hoie niattcis.
ORIGIN OF THE BLUE BULLS.
Froin llon. Cha. 1!. Faulknor of Hol
ton, 1'ipley C'o., lnd., bnt now in Wash
ington, V. C, we liave tlio following
f nrtlier roplio to our iinostiono :
QunsTiox. Wlll yon ploae statc of
Avlioni yon got tlic stalllou tliat you sold
to J. I). Knglisli?
-ANSWKlt. I caiinot statc wliom I did
got liim of ; I think of English.
Q. AVhat ycar did you bny liim?
A. I cannot say, unless I was at liotne
to gct datcs.
Q. By wliom and wliere was lie bredf
A. J. I). English took care of liim for
me. lie stood at Dillborough, Sparta,
Moore'g Hill and AViltnliigton, all in
Dcarborn coutity, Indiana.
Q. What was his pedigreo as far as
A. I cannot give his pedigree, only
Blue Hull. If you would write to J. I).
English, hc could give all the infornia
tiou, or Dan. Dorrcll.
Q. Was hc blind In one eye?
A. He was.
Q. Did he liave white logs to knees
and hocks, or only white feet?
A. His legs were white to knoes.
Q. Did Mr. English kecp this horse
whllo you ownod liim ?
A. IIo did.
Q. Did Englisli have any othor stallion
at this tiine'r
A. IIo did not. I sold hiin auother
(J. To wliom did he soll thi 'tallion
tliat ho bouglit of you and what bocamo
of liim aftorward-J
A. 1 do not know. If I wa at homo I
niiglit got liiore date, btit it lia boon a
long timo Miiee 1 havo thouglit aiiytliing
(J. What wa your stalliou's namo?
l'rom tbo te-tiniony givon it appear
fxtromoly probablo tliat tlio great iro
of trottor-, WilsonS lllue Jlull, was si
fon of thN boro oiico ownod by Mr.
Faulknor. and tliat this horse, new known
a l'rudon's Illuo llull, was brod by
yamuel McKcan of Morgan townehip,
liutiorCo., Ubio. who -old liim wheu
young to .Solomon lledingor of IIarrion,
O.; tliat lledingor kopt liim till about llve
years old and tradodhim tobi- hired man,
Miehaol Little, who took him to Aurora,
lnd., and traded him to James D. English,
who soM him to Charles 1!. Faulknor,
but still coiitiniiod to keop and tond him,
and atter tbrco years bouglit lilm back.
Tlio horse is easily lollowed by his peeu
liar marks, hi loss ot an eye, and the
naine "Sam,"' from tho llrfet name of his
breeder, as well as by the direet tosti
moiiy of Engli.h, Mr. Faulknor and
Jamos K. l'liidon. The horse appoars to
havo been foaled about 1841. After Eng
lish bccame the sceond timo his ownor it
appoarf tliat he passcd tlirough scveral
hands into tho possossion of James K.
J'ruden, tbon of Logan township, lnd.,
lmt now of Harrisou, Ohio, who got him
in 1803, and jtidged him to be sevonteen
or eighteen years old. In 1'ruden's hands
the horse was li-eogiiied by both lledin
ger aml Little, who could hardly have
been mi'-takeu in tlio identity ot a hori-e
of his peculiar appearaneo; and tliat
WilsonV lllue Hull was sired by this
hoi so tbat l'ruden owned, known as l'ru
den's lllue llull, thero soems to bo uo
C'ouceruiug Uic pedigree of l'rudon's
Illuo llull it appears by the statenient of
llarry Dearmond of Ukeana, O., and
others tliat ho was sired by a horso bost
known as Merring's lllue llull, but pro-
vlou-ly called Ohlo Farmer, and, still
earlier, l'oinisylvania Farmer, and tliat
liisdain was bied by .Sauiuel MeKean;
foaled as oarly as lS.'l.'i aiid got by a horso
called I'ot Ilov, a good horse that cauio
from the north and was kept at "Jon-
kins' htaud" by a man nainod Itaudolph
ltoss. Merring's Blue llull, aceording to
the statoiuonts of E. Otto, of Harrisou,
Goo. Uiovens and Jouathau llnll of Mor
gan township, O., and Mr. Dearmoiid,
was a large, stout, well-made horse, 1(1
hands higb or over and welghlng about
1300 lbs., ot gentle dispositiou, bluisli
dun in color with black stripe tlown the
back. Ile had rather a large head, black
nianc Miid tail, bald face iintl eltlier oue
or two watch eyes; he had no partlcular
spccd; theie scems to be iio evldence
tbat he was a pacer but he got pacers,
and his progcny were stout and servicea-
ble horses. He was drlven lu a four-horse
teani iu Harrisou, Ohlo, from l'ennsyl
vania, by a man whose name is under-
8tood to have been Snively, about 182."
beiug thon about four years old. He
was dliectly bouglit by John Merring of
llurii'on, who kopt lilm four or llve
years niitl advertlsed lilm untlcr tlio name
of Olilo Farmer, but hc was tlicti nml
cvcr aftcrwards known as lllne llnll. 1
Mcriing sold lilm to a Mr. Jeunisou of
HnrrUon, who kept lilm ono year and i
sold lilm to Edward llolib of Morgan ,
township, wlio kept lilm two scasons, j
from wliom lie passed, probably tlirough
tlio hand of onc Doanc and porhaps '
olliors to Williani Orlsley, wlio owned
lilm slx or seven years and perhaps as
long as lio llvcd. Tlio above ls givon as '
a fair statemont of the restilts of tlio lu- j
vestigatlons tlms far, with conlldence in 1
its stibstanti.'il aeeuracy, lmt wltli tlio cx-1
pcctatlou tliat in uiinor dctalls it wlll bo
inodllled and mado morc eonipleto by
Concernlng tbo Pennsylvanla origln of
Merring's Blue llnll, and tlio pedigree of
thls Post lloy horse, wc shall liave sonie
thing to say in ii fntnro 1mio.
W. II. lli-lbs.
MORGAN EAGLE, SIRE OF MAGNA
After niuoh rescarch we were onablcd
last week to give tbo autbcntie history
and dcscrlption of tho Morgan Eaglo tbat
aot the colobrated trotting siro Magna
t'harta. C'orrectltig the vexatlous bluii
ders in dates niadc by tho types last
wook, thls information Is as follows :
Morgan Kagle was dnrk baj- horso
with white clreles below both fotlocks
behind, standing 10 hands and weighing
ll.'O lbs.; foaled iu 183!) ; bred by Abel
Warren, Berlin, Washington Co., Vt. ;
got by Morgan Eagle, sire of Woodbury
Morgan (otberwisc called the Bulrush
Horse), he by Justin Morgan ; dam un
traccd. He was sold young to riilllp
Fariiam of Tunbridge, Vt., former own
er of his sire, who kept him till 184 and
sold lilm to .Tohn Hendcrsou of Conesti9,
Llvingston C'o., N. Y., in whlch county
he was used as a Btock horse untll 18.V2,
in April of whlch year Mr. llenderson
took him to Fontlac, Mieh., and sold onc
half intcrest iu him to Beaeli G. Whlt
ney of ltnmco, Mlch. He made the sea
son of 1S."2 at rontiac', 1 S."3 at l'ontiac,
Itoineo, Ftiea and Kochester; 183-4 at
I'ontiae, I'tieaaud l'ochester. Mr. llen
derson, who was then living in I'ontiae,
then bouglit back Mr. Whitnev's half in
terest, and kept the horse at I'ontiae un
til his doatb sotiietime between 1SG0 and
FEARNAUGHT (2.23 1-4.)
Krom tlio Ameriean C'ultlvator.
During tho soason of lS.'i Mr. G. 0
Brown of Mratham, X. II., brod a maro '
called .leiiny to Young Morrill, tho ro
ult being a chestnut colt, known lalor
in lile as Fearmuigbt, who-e likeno-s J
appear- upon auother page. Young '
Morrill, as is woll known to mo-t if tbo ,
Cultivatiir roadors, wa a woll shaped !
horse about l.'i 3-1 hands higb, weighing J
not lar lroni ll.'O pounds when iu .-tud i
conditioii, brod by Fiod Smitb. Walden, 1
Vt.: foaled In 1S4S, got by old Morrill,;
ho by the .lonnisou colt, son of Young
llulru-li, by Bulrush, :n of .Iitstin Mor-1
gan. Tbo dam of Old Morrill was by tlio '
Farrington Horse. he by the Vanee Horse,
whose brooding is unkuown.
In tho lirst volume of "AVallace's Trot
ting l'ogi-tor." tho Vauce Hore appoars
as a son of imported Mossongor, but in
the lourtb volume no sucb claim is mado.
Becent investigations by Mr. Josoph Bat
toll and W. II. Illiss, Esq., fail to show
tbat tho Farringtou Hor-o potse?od a
single strain of Mossongor blood. The
dam of Young Morrill wa by the Lock
Gosse Horse, son of Slierman Morgan ;
second dam by Young Bulrush, son of
Bulrush Morgan. The Stcve French
Horse, sire of Fearnaughfs dam, was by
Flint Morgan, a son of .Slierman Morgan
meutloned in Llnsloy's work as the Flint
Horse. Flint Morgan was owned by
Mr. John llellows, who owned Slierman
Morgan at the timo the lattor got Hill's
Black Hawk in 1S32, and aKo at the
time of the horse's doath, whieh oecurred
at Mr. Bollows's stable iu Laneaster, X.
II., in 1S3.-I.
Flint Morgan was a chestnut iu color
and a inucli larger and more attractive
looking horse than his sire, Slierman
Morgan, whose place he took in the stud
after the death of that eelebrated son of
Justin Morgan. Flint Morgan made ov
er.il seasons iu the vicinity of Durham,
X. H., and among his patrons was the
dam of tho eelebrated Black Hawk,
whlch produced one or two foals by
lilm. Somo years since a story was start
ed to the ell'ect that Fearuatight was by
a running-bred horse called Wild Irish
man. This report Is bolioved by many
intolligoiit borsoiiien to the preseut day.
The facts have been thoroughly invosti
gated, and it has been proved that Jetiny
was bred to Young Morrill the season of
lSoS and brought a foal lu due season the
At the time Fearuatight was got,
Young Morrill had a record of 2:42 1-2
made on a track in this eity, Oct. 20,
18.)5. Some teu years later, June 23,
1805, this was reduced to 2:31 in a raco
agalnat the noted trotting mare, Black
stone Belle. The mare took the llrst
heat iu 2 :3l, but was defeated by Young
Morrill, whlch captured the next tlnee
In 2 :33, 2:111, 2 :33. Thls was the fastest
tlnie ever shown by Yonng Morrill lu a
race, yet it Is clalmed that he trotted a
trial to saddlc lu 2 :20, and to haruess iu
Krom the hands of his breeder, Foar
naught passed to llio owuerslilp of the
well-known horsemau, II. H. Wilght,
who had his speed developed and won
several races with lilm, afterward sclllng
lilm to Col. II. S. Bussoll, proprletor of
Hoine Farm, Milton, Mass., who kept
him uutil his death, whlch oecurred lu
1873. Foarnaiight's llrst appoaraneo up
on tho turf, iiccordlng to riiostcr's "Com
plcto Trotting and I'aelng Itocords," was
at lloston, May i, 18(1.1, In a race tigalnst
Goorgc Washington, whlch was won by
tbo lattor lu stralgbt hoat, bost tlmc, !
2:3S 1-1; but olovon days lator ho ttirned
the tablos ou this horso, beattnghlm and
Xlblo to wagon lu hort order; timo,
2:37 3-1, 2:1(11-2,2:11 1-2.
llls noxt raco was agalnst John Mor
gan, by I'llot, ,Ir., and oceurrod iit llos
ton, Juno 3(1, lSd.1. Ho d'eloatod Morgan
in straight heats; timo, 2:33 3-1,2:31 1-1,
2:31. On Aug. 1, following, ho agaln
inot John Morgan, and was deleated In
2 :32, 2 :32, 2 :32 1-1, 2 :32 1-1. llls noxt
engageinont was at (.,oncord, X. II., Sept.
(I, 180.1, In a race agalnst Tieonlc and
Etban Allon. The llrst heat was won by
tho lattor in 2 :38, when FoariiMUgbt welit
on and captured tho noxt throe In2:40-3-4,
2:30, 2:3!), ditaneing Etban Allon in
tho last heat.
This was his last victory of tbo season.
lie starlcd In four othor raeos, bowovor,
ono at this city, Sept, 2,1, whieh was won
by Goti. McClollan; anotber at Fltcb
burg two days later, whlch wcnt to
ltlackstone Belle; the next a llve-milc
race at I'almor, Oet. 11, 1S0.1, won by
I'rlnco in 1 1 :3I, and tbo last to saddlo iii
this city, Xov. 21, following, his eompe
titor bclng Sorrel Dan. Fearnaugbt won
the llrst heat in 2:31, and llnislied even
witli Sorrel Dan iu the second, after
whieh he was drawn and the race givon
to Dan. This was his last defeat, how
evcr, save onc.
llls next appearaneo was at Boston,
Aug. 28, 1800, in a race agalnst Sorrol
Dan, or Dan Macc, as he was then called,
for $3000 a sltle. Both horscs wcnt to
saddlc. Fearuatight provlng an easy
wlnner, time, 2.29 1-4, 2.211, 2.30. He
was then matched to saddle agalnst John
Morgan for $1000 a side, and on the 18th
of Septcmbcr following, defeated thls
noted son of Pilot .Tr. with greatcr ease
than he won over Dan Mace, the time be
ing 2.32 1-2, 2.30 1-2, 2.34 1-2. His next
appearance was at I'rovldence, B. I.,
July 14, 18GS, where ho won a purso of
810.10, beating Darkncss and Old Put to
wagon lu straight heats; timo, 2.311-2,
2.28, 2.30 1-2. His noxt contest was at
Boston, Xov. 1.1, 1807, in a raco to wa
gons agalnst George Wllkos for 82.100 a
sltle, in whlch Wilkes proved the winiior,
taking threo straight heats iu 2.31
2.32 1-2, 2.33 1-2.
The crowning evont of his lifo was his 1
victory at Ilulli.lo, X. Y., July 20, 1WW, '
wl.ore howon.l.t monoy in a pu.-o of
8K.,000. Iii. competitors' woro George ,
I'almor, whlch nftorward got a record of
2.1!) 1-1 : Col. Maynard, afterward known
a- Ilot-pur (2.21) ; American (iiii, whlch
later iu lile made a mark of 2.10 1-2; J. J.
Bradley (2.2.1 1-2). Myron Porry, the
groate-t son ol Young Columliu-, Victor
lliign and Molly. On this occa-ion
Foarnatigiit was piloted by tbo 1 ter
roiusuian, Dan Mace, who-e hkill as a
driver has novor been surpa od. The
tlr-t heat was taken by Fearuaught iu
2.23 1-1, whieh at that timo had novor
boon eiualled by any trotting Malliim.
Gcnrgo Palmer won tbo second heat in
2.2S, and Fearnaught the next two in
2.21 3-1, 2.20 1-1, witli Victor lltigo and
This was Fearnaughfs last appearance
upon tho turf. His suecoss iu this uiem
orable raco, together with his romarka
ble boauly, elegant stylo and superior
road iiualitie-. gavo lilm a popularity tar
superior to tbat of any stallion wbich
had ever stood in Xew England. Iu the
show ring he was qnite as successful as
upon the turf. His last victory as a
prizo wlnner was at the Xew England
Fair of 1872, where hc recelved the llrst
promiuuis and gold nicdal oll'erod for the
bo.-t stock horse. His death oecurred at
Ilome Farm, Milton, in 1873. During
the lastfew years of his life Fearnaught's
sorvice foe was 82.10.
Among bls get whlch have ticqtilred
distinctiou upon the turf aro Argonaut
(2.23 3-1), Galatca (2.24 3-1), Fear
miught Jr. (2.20), Gray Xose (to wagon
2.31 1-2), Western Fearnaught (fornieiiy
Minokon Boy. 2.32 1-2), Bay Foarnaught
(B. S. Wriglit 2.37), Feaiiess (2.3S 1-2)
and Andover Fearnaught (2.(10). Gala
toa was the llrst four-year-old to niake a
record of 2.2.1 1-2, and was inucli faster
than her record indicatcs. Her trainer
and driver, Mr. Aiigustus II. Doro,statos
that ho has drivon her iuarteis over a
slow half-mile track lu thirty-thioo sec
onds, and a full mlle considerably faster
than her proent record. Foarnaught Jr.
could also speed a niuch faster cllp than
the genoral publle realled, as is well
known to many of thoe wlio witness
ed his trials beforo nieeting with tlio mis
hap that renderod him unllt for turf ptir
poses. Some idea of the popularity of the
Fearnaught stock when at its height may
be gaiued from thefact that at the second
annual sale held by Col. Busbcll, sixtoon
yearliugs were struck olV itnder tho bain
mer for 813,055, an average exceedlng
8S72 per head. Oue of the secrets of the
hlgh prices roHllzed for thesc yoiingsters
was thelr rcinarkablc bcauty and syin
inetry of form. Xeat, bony heads, full,
iutelligent eyes, sharp, well-sot ears,
tiean-cut throttles, archlng necks, slop
ing shoulders, round barrels, short
baeks, broad lolns, smooth coupllngs,
rouud-turned hlps, haudsome croups,
wcll-inusclod (juarters, long, broad lore
arms, low-set, elean-cut hocks aml short
caunons. Thosc were dlsliugulslilng
characterlsties of the Fearnaught fanilly,
nearly all of whlch, llke the best rcpre
sentatlves of nll brauches of the Morgan
fanilly, were free-spirlted drlvers and
After tbo death of Fearnaught, Col,
..i.-.-v.. UUIIIIl lllv 'l 11,-1 VII'J , III. ,1
Smuggler, whieh so long hold tbo proud
lluecftll ltMttirlit tlm t l
poitlou of klng of trotting stallioii'
with his mark of 2.M 1-1, but to thls day
tbo proprletor of Ilome Fnrmelaiius tbat
Fearnaught was tbo bost horso ho ever
Among tbc sons of Fearnaught whose
oll'spiing liave contestetl sticccfully for
turf honors arc Foarnftught, Jr slro of
I'enibcrton (2.21) 1-2), Sontag (2.31 3-1),
the pacer Bonny (2.1S 1-2) and tho dam
of Tom Bolfe (2.22 3-4j; Prlnee Fear
naught, siro of Parolo (2.20 1-2); Itoyal
Fearnaugbt, siro of Gladys (2.23) nnd St.
Elmo (2.30), and Western Foarniiught,
siro of Prlnee Arthttr (2.1S) and Lady
Hrowncllc (2.2.1 3-4). Tiie mot proml
tient nieinbers of tbo Fearnaught fanilly
now upon the turf arc the trotters Prlnee
Fearnaught (2.18), Gladys (2.23), whieh
Is winnlng blgh honors In a forelgn
country, St. Elmo (2.30) and the pacer
Iienny (2.18 1-2.).
Tbo got of.Too Irvhig, n grandon of
Fearnaugbt, aro also attractlng the at-
tentioii of horsenien by tboir speod. Joe
lrving was by n small horse fornieiiy
owned by Mr. II. I). Whltcomb of thf
citv, well known to liorsomcn tlirough-
out the country as the breeder of Hope
ful (2.14 3-1). Thls horso was known as
Whlteomb's Fearnaught. He was by Col.
I'uoecU's Fearnaught, dam by Etban Al
lon, and, if we reinomber corrcctly. cost
Mr. Whltcomb 8.100, when a woanling.
Hc was kept too still while growlng, and
when matured was not onlv vorv sn.all
f..ii i.i i " i ,
but failed to show speed enougli for a
ft . ....
fair road gait. He was traded by Mr.
tvi.i., . .i . u ',,ri, i,.
hltcomb to Mr. aldo T. Pierce, then
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In llfn. ntltl loff untnn Cl.fjltlt,,,.. f.,r.1c 41. n
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of whieh sbowed trials In 2. 10 or bcttcr,
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headed for successful turf perforincrs.
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uiiiiiiioi ui .ieii. niiox, uie iiro nice oc-
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111011 1:0111011. 111s iiroiuico nave miowii a
romarkable inehuat bu to trot. Among
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.wiu- .u c aiiii.iv j,m-i, 110 11 011 11 u-
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taking the last two heat 111 2.31. Black
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""' ,r " ' nl,',a KM'.W" '
f ' ," Mu "V . '"'".' !l I
ri,tMI'(' !,t I'anliold, Mo., whore I
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111 111- imii- i-.ii-uui 1,11111. iiii 1 ai-o
by Joe lrving. won a raco at Fairfield,
Mo., Aug. 1 1, 1S.1, getting a record of
2.34 1-1 in the titth heat. At Alliion, Mo..
Oet. 10, l.vO. Ca-tledaro, by Joo lrving.
won a raco, getting a record of 2.12 3-1.
Hastern (J110011, al-o by Joo lrving. is
ercdiled witli a rocord of 2.1.1.
At loat two of the above could havo
boaton 2.30 lat sea-on, and niuch regret
is oxpn--od by tbo-e who know tbo toek
at tbo late of this hor-o wbich proved
siieli a Mieoes- a a -iro. The Fear
naugbt.s appoar to be gainlng ground iu
tbo West, aml till havo many triends
among Eatorn breeder.
ZILCAADI GOLDDUST AND GET.
STANDARD BEARER, 2:29 3-4.
Middletown, Ky,, Aug. 1!), lsso.
ftlitnr l!ojiti r : X.llcaadi Golddut has
made a most successful season, erving
seventy-one inares, whlch hows tbat bo
is gaiuitig rapidly iu public opiniou. 1 1 i
! colt tliat aro being haudled are doing ro
' markably well. Tho bay lllly Estelle,
threo years old, trotted a full milo ou a
tbree-fourth milo track iu 2:33; lact halt,
I :1.1 1-2. Bay colt Cleveland, same age,
trotted same track in 2:38, last half,
1:17 1-1; while the brown two-year-old
lllly Corlnne has .shown quarter In 40
i-eeonds. My sueking colts aro as fol
lows and aro tho best lot I ever raised :
Chestnut colt, dam Gauze by Green
Mouiitiiiii Bluck Hawk, second dam by
lmp. Glencoo; chostutit colt, dam Kittie
II., by liolla Golddiwt, Jr. (full brotber
10 1(,lla 0W""t.a ), cond .la.n (full
sister to ltosi Golddtist, 2:32) by Gold-du-t
; chestnut lllly, dam Edmouia by
Okado, second dam Eloi-e by Golddust ;
chestnut colt, ilam Miss Scott by Arabl
an Golddu-t, -oeond dam by American
System ; bay colt, dam Mollio by Pea
coek, second dam, tborougbrod ; chest
nut colt, dam Victoria by Jetlor.-on
Mambriuo, second dam by Xonnan Tein
ple, Jr. Thls colt was foaled .May 22.
1880, and ls sold to Vontross Bros., Wood
lake, .MNs., lor 82.10 at weaning time.
You can credlt auother ono of Gold
dust's sons wltli a 2:30 perforiuor, viz. :
Standard Ilearer, cb. h., by Forrest
Golddust, dam by Comet Morgan, won
the 2:33 trot at Emporia, Kaiisas,.luly 7;
timo, 2 :30 1-1, 2 :29 3-1, 2 :3() l-l. Xelly
'oods, ch. in., by EmerBon Golddust,
was second in the liit heat. Forrest
Golddust was a fat horso, havlug trot
ting trial iu 2:22 1-1. His dam, Dark
by Edwin Foire-t, is al-o tho dam of
Goii. Smlth's Marnilou Golddust.
L. L. l)oit.-nv.
THE VERMONT. ASSOCIATION OF
ROAD AND TROTTING HORSE
This as..ociution holds Its -ocotii. annu
al mootiug at Kutlaud, Scpt. 8, 0 xud 10.
Thls proinlsos to bo tbo largost aml best
exhlbltinu of llue and high-brod horses
ever shown iu Vermont, and will inclu-l
all the di.stinguished Ktalliuus of tbc n
glon with thelr get.
Therts will be s w eontesl. uf spood,
four being colt i'ulob, iort . linve, four
and llvc-yoar-ohls; race fi.t-2 . lOstalllons;
rnco for maros aml stalllous; and a spe-
clal purse of 8000, whieh wlll be trotted
for by somo of tho noted Myers of tlio
day. Tho object of thls iissoclatlon ls to
Improve tbo breed of road and trotting
horses, tho produetlon of whlch ranks
auiotig the present loading Indttstrics of
MoKESSON'S GRAY EAGLE.
A correspondent of Dunton's Spliit
of tbo Turf who slgns hlmsolf "lladger
lloy" wiites to that jouriial as follows:
"As I bave recoivoil letters Impiliing
for information about Gray Eagle, tbo
slro of C harley Ford 2:10 3-1, I wlll takc
tbo llberty to answor tlirough Dunton's
Spliit of tlio Turf, so tbat all as woll as
one may know bl? brcedlng. Gray Kagle
was slred by Conian's (iray Eagle, by
Hill's Black Hawk. llls dam Lady Pot
tcr, by Signal, by Iiob Boy. Signal, the
slro of I'russlan Mald (pacer), 2:10;
Carrio T (pacer), 2:20 1-2, and others.
His 2d dam was a mare brought tlirough
from the Stato of Xew York about the
ycar 1S4.1, lod tlirough as a ycaiiing be-
iiinii an einigrant wagon. a tlie man
struck Wlscon-in he was "dead broke,"
wltb notblng but bls toam aml this lllly.
11c oH'orod to ell bor for the sako of get-
ting money, saying that if lio was at tho
end of bls joiirney ho had rather have
her than his teani, a sb0 w-as onc of the
bost brod Messenger maros lu tho Stato
of Xew York. Jouathau Potter, of Elk-
horn, Walworth Co., Wls., got tbc mare.
Sbo was a "llea-bitton'' gray, of about
IKVlllic r,.1 I,nrpl1...t 1 1 1 .. 1.
"hu a inorotigiinroii, witn game, nerve
. , , ,. , ' ' ,
niid bottom enougli to carrv a man to the
.,,,, ,,!, ,.,., ,
cnd of the road; and died with the horse
. , ,
'listemper when she was 27 years old,
witl.out a serateh, buneh or phnple on
llt;r- Slle was e dam of the gray Shoe-
maker, whieh was the best horso In the
c. . wi i i , , . , .
Statc of Msconsiii in hor day, and could
trot iu nbout 2 j40i This thir
O years ago, when tbere was no Jay-
Eye-See. She was also the dam of
ni. ....., i
Battler that was matched against
pncltig mare at fepringlleld, 1 11., and won
li's race and trotted in 2:40 as a 5-vear-
, , 1 .1 , , ., .
old, and tlirough linpropor care after this
racp, Cagbt eold and died of inllainma-
tion of the lungs. ihls colt was gircd
, . . 1 1 1 ... .1 ,
by Mgual, bemg own brotber to the dam
r. -,' , , ,
of Gray Kagle. She was also the dam
of Goo. B. Mac, wbich trotted ln threo
,,,,,, . , , , . ... ,, .
'"-- I" 11 lUlllUI.-, 1 lllU Ull 111L- 1.11111
iind was .old lor s'.iOO iu Albany, N. 1 .,
., . ,. , ,,, !
for a gontloman s road-ter. I will not
lake timo to name all of her produco, as
,bo rai-od sixtoon foal-. and all .-old for
,( (jj,,,,., L.JthL'r a- trotters or road-
- te. - . K aglo's dam was double gailed:
he beiug the -iio ot ( haiiey Ford 2:1(1
1-2, trial 2:12 1-2, and as good a cam
paigner as over went tlirough tho big
circuit. (ion. Mac, who trotted iu 2:22
and -old for a goutlonian's driver lor
.1,00(1; Tran-it, fornieiiy .Miraeuloii
Tom tbat .-howed trials iu 2:211-2 and
iiuarter m 34: ( liarle- . witli a roeoril
of 2:20 1-1 and I.adv FraneN. that was
uii.uu iiiiiu ou uo' iiio m iu oar 0111,
anu won me - :.o cia-- ai me ttaiwortu
County fair in2:IO. He aNo Pired tlie
dam.-of Iriuee2:21 1-4, Moody 2:23 1-4
aml Koy .ilamtirlno, whlch thev ..av i-
trotting fast. I could name
that aro waititig an opportuuity to drop
into tbo charmed citcle of 2:30.
SAMPLE'8 black hawk, illinois black
HAWK AND BILLY RIX MORGAN.
CoitiDOX, lowa, May 8, 180.
Etlitnr J'rtiister : Enelo-ed I sond you
pedigree of Illinois Black Hawk as com
iiloto as I can. Bllly Iiix Morgan was
brought from Vermont to Bloomlngton,
111., about the year ls.17 by Matthew
I!ix. Tbo horse died at Blooniington,
IU. I.evi Matthows of Treinont, 111.,
niav be able to throw somo liglit on Bll
ly iilx's pedigree. Tbo best I can give
ls that be came from tbc neighborhood
of .Middlebury, Vt. Mr. Matthews of
Bloomiiigton," 111., would give more doli
nite iiiformatiou, but I can't give his
lu rogard to Samplo's Black Hawk 1
emioe a lotter whlch 1 coiii-ider fair evi
W. M. l.ITTKI.l..
1'KDKiHKK, U.l.IXllIS 1II.ACK HAAVK.
III. h., iio marks, 1,1 hands, ',17,1 lbs.;
foaled 1MKI ; bred by Xatbaniel Brown,
Morton, III., now of Pooria, 111.)' iretl
by Sample'.s Black Hawk, son of Ver
mont Black Hawk; dam, Black Doll,
bred by Mr. WiWou. Wa-hington, 111.,
sireil by Bllly the Straliger; second dam
bv Tru'xton. Ho wa al w ays owned hv
llls breeder and tood at Mo'rton, 111., tiil
18,1s, and Irom tliat timo iu Wayne coun
ty, lowa, till his death In February,
1(4. Ile was a natural trotter, but wa
Furni-lied by Eugoue Brown.
SV1!ACT1:, Xr.ll., Feb. 3, 1S80.
W. M. LUTKI.I..
Denr Sir : In reply to yours of the
2(ith would say that' the name of tho
horse was Samplo's Black Hawk, owned
by Col, Sample, St. I.011U, Mo., who has
been dead several year.-.
Mr. J. W. Eaton, a prominent stock
breeder of thU place, who formerly
livod near St. Louis, kuew the horse
well. Col. Saniple owned two Morgan
wbich ho brought from the East ammt
18.18, one a black, Sample's Black Hawk,
aml the othor 0110 sorrel. Mr. Eaton
says tbey were both very line horses and
that Mr. S. pald a hlgh price for thein.
When L'nclo Xat was out here be had
a convorsatlon with Mr. Eaton whlch os
tabllstiod tho identity of the horse, and
tho next siiinmor 1 wroto to A. J. Cole
mau, St. Louis, for his pedigree, but 110
reply. Mr. Eaton then wrote to a friend
tbere, who replled lliat bo could llnd uo
traco. Mr. Eaton said that tbere was 110
doubt but what the pedlgrees were
auioiig the papers bolonging to Col.
Samplo's ostate lilod 1 1 1 tlio county house,
and lliat a careful search would llml
theni, but tho oaslost way would bo to
w rite to the librarian of tho Mercantile
llbrary, m, Louis, and have him look
over tho llles, whlch are kopt, of tho St.
I.oui- Bepublleau for 18.18; that Col.
Saiu;ie aiherti-ed tho hoies tor service
ii ti .1 1 iptr at tho 'Imo uamed.
I did so, eiicloslni: 81. whlch after s
orai wcoks wa roturneit, stat i nir t nat t
llles did not show ueh iidvortleinent
tbo timo miinod.
i merciore lor tno matter drop for t
present. It ls llkely that .Mr. Eaton w
ndstaken iu tbo dato, It was most like
If tbo llles woro lookod ovor nltlinr
the llbrary or Itopublicau olllco for tlu
or four years following 7.8, tbo pedlgre
wmuii mosi iiKoiy no totiiul. I bavo gi
on you all tbo partleulars sotbat vou c:
ff,lfi,f tli.. .,1,... tr i.i. , , .
lelt till. If you (lo SO. irot tbo tioilbrrn
ot both horses, as you will llnd thcin t
C. A. BitowN.
GREEN MOUNTAIN BANNER,
siiti: or i.adv 1'itiTfiiAiti), 2:21; t
CAX, 2:2.1, KTC.
SniCKiiiiiiMii:, Vt., MarchS, 188.1.
KiUlnr Jlrulnter: Yours rooclvi.
W.lttlll Iw. .1..t. 1 I
Kiar in lorenoaii; siootl lltteen antl on
half hands higb; weighed 1000 pound
lllll s Jllaok Hawk. II s ihnn'i i.,l!,r,-,
.... 'ni-ii 'J y Mitvi j II iji'i . iii- i
Is itnknowii ; sbo eaino from Long Islan
i j m iu laruior luiorniatlon vou c:
gei n irom Lewis Haiiow, Brandon.
1 ours truly,
L. B. 'Iintl).
Mr. Bird was the
........... c r .
BAY 8TATE MORGAN.
Bfltl.txiiTOK, lowa, July 20, 1880.
Mit- .1. Batti:i,i
Ihar .S'lV : Y'ours of the lilth rpnnlvi
somc days slnee, lmt have neglected t
nliaH-ni.nH ...-.. ... t ,..! ,
'I'l... .1-. .. .1 . , . " , ..
. . .... ....ut.I.L ... l.llltl .t:i llll..
inuoui; ui ino uain oi ,i. ,i. was itn
Stato Morc-nii. lu. lu- llnln'o rim..
...in -.lu.in anu u nuu iv i . .. iirovvi
oi ew iioston, 111.
IOW'A J. Smith.
Bkd Win'o, Minn., July 25, 1880.
Mit. JOSKPH llATTKM,,
Denr ,S7r : Your lotter has been hatu
ed me to answor. The horse Badgi
was owned by me from 1808 to 187
I I (1 tt'flC D fn.l 1.. n - 1
MnnKnn Wtr, t 11-1 T 1
also. This horso was not traced back t
"--l " tci.vii, LilllLU llilllL'l
my Unowledtre. Badirer'g ilam was
ll,,,,,l.l,. .. .....
frnm It.im.i ril.t., I.... . . . .
ed. Badirer was the sire ot Ueil Win.
wno was raised in tnis countv and devo
oped uy me and jriven his record of 2:
.....1 --,.1.1 ... 1-111 . T-v... , ....
...... -,.i ..ii. Miiui-ii i-Miiciicr oi o
. .,.i, niiv i,.urv uiiu lu V IULilgO,
him a record of 2 :31 1-2 and sold him t
A. W. Bichmoud, who sold him to Dun
11... .1 ...1... 1.1... ... . .
Waltou of e York city,whero be dioi
His dam was a well-bred mare, but pet
undoubtedly ot Black Hawkdoscent.
. i canio irnni -Montpelier, t.. an
llved in Brandon iu 1M2, M3 and '.14.
KIIOW siMIIOllllllg oi iius stocK ol lior.-t
.iiii, i -.ni-iii.'(i ini'ii iuai iiaugor w;
Black Hawk with tboroughbiod dam.
W. F. Ct:o.
I I ....1 :...! Ir .1.... t. , .
REYNOLDS BLACK HAWK.
Gl!i:i:xw(Mil, I). i'., July 22, lSMj.
ic: loiirlavor of 13th int. to ni
iatner na neeii liauded mo for ati-woi
i in- ii. . i Tcinioii was iniiciia-eu n
IM... 1. . I , ,. , .
u ot I.ue his s.ili.liui v i,f Snl i.lnirv. Aln
i about !,(), being tbon threo year-
,.. , ,. ... , ,."..,
nolds' Black Hawk, and ean doubtlo's
Ittrni-li you a bl-tory ot bor -iro, a
know notbing ot tho" hore perMiually.
Stki-ioi: Kixni-a .
bassett's stockbridge chief, jr,
I.Middi.kiu kv. Vt.. Julv 17. 18M).
1. f. . iiAMiitoLCK, i-.m.i., stonebridgo,
I..,. ViV fnn r... f....ll.
I aiiuress 01 any 0110 wlio ean give pedi
1 gree of Ba ett's Stockbridge Chief, Jr'?
I . ...... 1.1, .. :.i7 ...
I tlii.il ..M, ..... .1... .1. .?!.....!
.IIUMI ... .,1. 1t i Vlllllt llll-lOU, l 1MU
MiDDi.KiiuiiY, Vt., July 15, 1SS0.
ia.hi.a nruci . r..(.i.. ijiiwai' rio. .1 ii' i
Ti.nf Vi. . r'o, ...i,, ..t.-n ... i... ...1
iuus ui .iii nt.'i..oii wiin c:ui iiirni.i
,,.ll.rr,.n f tlu. .tlltn. lfn.. T.1...A.
by you 111 18(u, aml obllge,
Ploaso rcttirn this lotter with reply.
Toit.ka, Kan., July 22, 1S80.
r.i n. ru- 'ri,.. l...,. 11 1 .,.1,
roli u:l 1; 1... 1 1 In tlu. l.'nl.mtQvrt., 1
t."-ili- In Mti.litir.iii II,,. 11,,,.. l.-l...... '!'.. ,
rnril. lllll tlCl.llltlll.l .1 tlu. I..... f......
old stallion. Harrv Lathron of Jaekson.
Mieliigan, was his ownor; raicd him and
fair llariy Lathrop sold tbo horso and
11.- IMHU II iHIUl Ifll IIllO IIIO Illlllll- Ol
tiil' li,-r.tlijii tli,,,, ,,f V.,t,..i M1..I.
igan, from whom I got him. Mr'. Lath
rop was tbon a farmer and horsemau of
somo note iu Jaekson, having a tlno farm
and a qtiantity of live stock. I was a
boy at tbo timo, or rather a young man,
but remeinber him quite well. The
horso, Henrv or Golden was out of
this horse llarry Lathrop, whlch I
owned, by a mare also got from my
brotber and was said to have been
brought from Canada.
Mr. Lathrop is probably long since
dead, but lie was a prominent citizen in
Jaekson, Mieliigan, at tho time and for
many years precoding, By writing to
somo one tbere you may be able to get
tiie inioruiaiiou desireu.
Jamks M. Sl'EXCKIt.
Over tho dessert:
"I hear you are golng to bc marricd,
"Ynas, oh yaas."'
"I do so hope you will be happy."
"Cawn' help It, don't chow know. Her
gov'nor's worth a miiit, don't chew know
and she's tho only one."
Tbo Kloomy feiirs, di'npoiullnt? views and
wourlnoss tlint inany coinplaln ol, would dl
niipour wero tlio blood lnnilo pui-o iiuil bonl.
tliy beforo mii'blni; tlio dulk'ute vcfcfcuUof tbo
bmln. Ayor'8 Sursiipaiilla iiurlfloa and vltal
Izes tbo blood; tbus U'oniotlnt' bcultb ol bo
dy and sanlty of inliul.