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Tlio Middlebury ltKolsTF.u now lor more ,
thniiin yenr lmx bcen BlvltiK much orlglnnl '
and vnlunblo Infornmtlnii npon Morgan nnd I
ollior cclebrntcd liorscs. It Intenda tci con
tlnuc publlslilng such lnforinatlon from wcek
to week, tdviiig nt lonst n pntfo to lts Ilorso
Depnrtmciit. When KUfllctuitt iimterlnl 1ms
nocuiuulnted wo oxpect to plnco lt ln book
torm, puulWliliig llrst our volnmo upon
tlio Morgan Ilorse, nml nflurwnida a Hcr.
ltcr of tlio morc dlstliinulirtied Mrus iind
pertoroiors. In tlio lntter wo hopu to lneludo
all I:30pcrformcr!,wltlitliL'lrliiceilln(?, bo far
fts cun bo nscortntned; also to dlstlnsulsli bo.
twcen thlngs tlint nro known nnd tlilngs tlnit
aronot known, ln evory pcdlgree. In nll cns
ot tlio evlitonco upon wlilch tlio pedlsrecs nro
basod wlll lio (tlvon to tlio pulillc tlirounli tlio
eolumns ol TllK JIllilil,i:nuiiv Itr.oisiKlt. Thl,
we nro sntUllcd, ls wlint tlio pulillc wnntu nnd
ought to liuvc. Mnny Judgmcnts nro bettur
Tiie IiF.oiSTKU by rcnson ol tlils oxtenslvo
lntonnntlou nnd tlils inutlinri ol glvlng lt, ls
rnpldly bcconilng lndlspens.ablo to nll brcud
ors nnd horsumun. lt sliould nlso bo an ux.
collcnt mcdluin for ndvortUers, ospeclnlly
tlioso denllng ln Jlorgnn liorses.
l'roservo your lllei, lor they wlll fnnn, vlth
tlio full indoxos tlicroto, u niot vnlunblo nnd
nvnllnblo cyoloncdln ot linmn mntti'ra.
ADVICETO VERMONT BREEDERS.
GRATUITOU8, BUT VALUABLE.
A heavy debt of gratitude is due fruin
Vcrnicmt breeders to "A.E. C.,'' tlic ablc
reportcr of theMirrorand Fnnner,forthe
instruetion with which lic has klndly in-
terlarded his report of our Statc fair for
thoir licncllt. Indeed it is not too niucli
to say tiiat luforination secms to oo.e
otit of this gentlenian "as naturally a
thc otter of roses cxudos from the otter."
Some of liis facts arc not only novcl, btit
startling, such as his dlseoverj' of a
"colt," "slx ycars old," "by Ira Allcn by
Flying Morgan ;" it having bcen hither
to supposed that tlils Ira Allcn diedsonie-
thing ovcr twenty year ago : or lns an
nouncenient, "I lind on all sidcs. notiee-
ably today in view of thc fact that last
evening Scnator Kdiuunds delivcrcd an
address undcr the ausplees of the agrl-
eultural societies, that great satisfaction
exists because tlie leader of tlio lT. S.
Senato has beon returned nml will repre
sent tlils Statc for the next slx years."
Tlieso are facts of which, bnt for A. E.
C, this eonnnunlty would have reinain-
cd ignorant. loroovcr, the.c "uliunks
of wi?doin"eonic tous L'ouclied in a litur
ary style eertainly as unliiuc a it i clc-
gant, as wlll niore fully aiipoar from the
follownig randoni i-xtrauts : "A ou of
WalUill C'hii'f is ho, and hi mother wa
a daughter of Ilarris" llaiiiblotonian. A
line iiuck and head thi hor.-u ha and
otherwi-ie ho i wull tiointed." "The
eolt ltiimistakably evince hi lineage in
hi gait.pijieeially behind, trntting long
and wide and eay. Tho coltstands 14 :t-l
hands, wulglis T.'ii iioniul, will niake,
lirobably, a li.iy colored animal, and is
handonicly turned. Thejudges attaeh-
ed the tlrt preniium ribbon to hU hridle,
and the colt, witb the ititelligcnce which
charauteried UU grandfathur, sccnied to
under-taud that he was e.siieciaily hon-
orcd and carricd hiin-elf inoiully, al
though with buconiing inodety, when
gaed upon by the curious crowd." lt is
propcr to state that thi youiifrter whicli
showed such promi-e of developin; into
"a bay cokued animal," and which, by
his vcry proper and decorou'. conditct,
won the dUtinguihcd approval of A. E.
C the on ot a hor.-e owned by the ed
itor of the Mlrror and I'armer.
We now conie to tho dark and dimal
picture of the condition into which Ver
moiit. aa iKirse-breeding Statc, has un
wittingly fallen for lack ol thc inpired
counsela of A. K. C. and his like. We
Fhould prvovut this sad spectacle witli
greater sorrow and rcluctance but for
thc fact that our critic generously turns
counelor nnd, whlle he sjiares not to
show us our dciilorable situation, gener
ouly points out an avenue of escape :
Vermont has moved slow of late vcars
in scizing uiioii the popular strafiw of
p(iiine blood. The slster Statc about
her have lcft hcr far behind in the con
test lor supreinacy. In fact, shc has
sccmcd rather indillercnt than otherwise
about possessing horsc rclatcd to the
noble familic ot to-dav, clinging tena-ciou-ly
(and foolihly it mu-'t be said by
evcry int(!lligent horseinan) to repreen
tativcs of thc past, which, at thcir best,
never wcrc worlhv to unloose the shoes
ofstock like the Wilkece,llappyilcdium
and Alinouts. The pronoiinccd succcs-s
whicli ha conie to .Malue within scveral
year, togcther with othcr caitic-i (the
Jlirror's inilucncc I llnd liaviug a mon
stlmulatiii'' cllect ainong thc thousands
who read It ln this Statc;, have scrved lo
turn the attention of breeders herc out of
old places of vislon and inake theni bni-h
the diiit of prejudicc and ignorance Irom
their antiiiie blup-gla-s spectacles, aml
sce thhifjs in hor-e line-s a tlieir cuter
piiing brcthren in Kcntuckv and .Maine
and .Ma'-'achii-ctts behold thcin. I.ait
night, iu illu-tratlon of this jiolnt, I sat
at table with u gentlcman who has lor
ycar been a brccder ln this .State, but
ilevoting his cnergies to rather inferior
strains. Convcrsntion bcinj o)icned rel
ativc to thfi trots of the day, talk turned
upon hores, and lic announeed that he
wa on liis way to Albany, Xew Vork, to
negotiatc for a Wilkcs stalllon, adniittin-'
that he saw how intcnscly this stoek was
boomlng nnd bpllevlng that It would In
crease rather than dimlnMi. He turned
out to be a Mlrror subserlber and had, he
said, been convcrtcd to inodern blood
through Its teachlngs.
Words like these, from a gentlenian
who sits at a table in lllustratlon of a
point, and who liails from the "slster
State" of Xcw Hampshlre, that has lcft
Vermont so "far behind ln the contest
for suprcmacy" as a horse-breeding State,
seem sevcre, though doubtless mcant for
our good. llut what chlelly strikcs onc
after all is not the severity of thc crltl
cism, nor yet the forco and elegance
with which it is expressed, but rather
tho startllng novclty of the propoitlon
upon which it Is foundcd. The truth ap
jiears to bo that we have fallen into this
frightful condition wlthout knowing lt,
nnd that Xcw Hampshlre, Malno nnd
Massachusetts nrc looklug iltyingly
down upon us from an cnilncncc to
which we dld not suppose thcy had at
talucd. Wc dld not evcn kuow that
Jlassachusetts was greatly distluguishcd
as a horsc-brccdlng Statc. AVe had sup
poscd that Malne derlved hcr chlcf glory
in that rcspect from thc two great slrcs,
Gen. Knox and Wlnthrop Morrlll, both
old-fasliioncd Morgans, brcd iu Vermont.
Wo had been lcd to bellevc that whatovcr
small mcastirc of faino our "slster State''
of Xew llampshlro was entltlcd to as a
produccr of llne horses was mostly due
to tho old-fashloncd Morgan blood, lllus
tratcd ln thc oldcn timc by such iiames
as Hevenge, Shcrman Morgan, Kllut Mor
gan, Xapoleon and the Willoughb- Col
by horse, and more recently by Tag
gart's Abdallah, Gen. Iyon and C'ol.
C'ros. The fact that onc Vermont Mor
gan stalllon, yet llvlng and doing servlce
licre, has sircd more two-thirty trotters
than nll thc Hambletonian stallious of
Xew Kngland, living and dead, have pro
duccd, all told, wo had thought would
be rcckoncd in our favor; and tliough
A. E.C. has kindly pointcd out our error,
we shall not bc entircly clcar upon tlils
point untll he has still furtlicr comc to
our rellef with facts and llgures; and,
untll that timc, there are peoplc unchar
itable ciiough to assunic that, as eom
pared with his nierits as n horsc crltlc,
A. E. C. is better tlttcd for the posltiou
of "a rusher-in wliere angels Jear to
Tho )rejudlccs of thcse deludcd jieoplc
would be conllrmed rather than shakcn
by reading the rcports of the rcccnt
spccd contests iu Vermont and Malne.
(We never licar of any trotting in Xew
Hampsliirc). At the Malne State Fair,
ncithcr of tho four raccs secms to have
been won by thc get of any of thc Malne
Hatnblctoniaiis, whlle both the winners
on tho llrst day wcre by sons of the "old
fashloned" Gen. Knox. At our own
State fair there were eiglit raccs, thrce of
whicli were won by Morgans, thrce by
Hnmblctoniaus, onc by a grandson of
Woodburn 1'llot and onc by a grandson
of Mambrino l'atelicn. At thc recent
ltutland mecting of the Vermont Assoel
atinn of I!oad and Trotting Ilorse Ureed
crs there wcre six contested trotting
raccs, llvc of which were won bv Mor
gans and the othcr by I'ickwiek, grand
son of Woodburn IMlot. In the two,
thrce and four-year-old i'lao the cntire
monpy, diviilcd into thr'P parts ln each
case, was takcn by Morgans without ex
ccption, and iu thc live-year-olil cla-s
llrst lnoncy was takcn by a Morgan, and
ccond and third by datighter ol Kent
by Hambletonian; but thc-e were both
from Morgan dams, and Kent hhnself
wa- out of I.ady GrUwold by Flying
Morgan. Tlie "J : 10 .-tallion race is thus
described by Mr. S. W. I'arlin of the
American ultivator, who-e mcans of
knowlcdge aml capacity for judging the
relative nierits of thc diH'crent cijiiine
familics are "ccoml to tho-e of no Xew
Kngland hor.-ciiian, unle-s we except tlie
sagacious A. K. C. :
Several othcr sons of Daniel I.auibert
were upon thogroundsat l!utland,aniong
which was the haiidsomc, stylMi, nine-year-old
bay stallion Thougiit, that ad-
(icu anotlier to tlie manv laurels of hu
reuowned -irc by winuing the hotlv con
tested J.ll) stallion race. beating such
royally brcd trotters as the ten-vear-old
Hambletonian .-talliou (iilroy, iiv Mes
.senger Dnroc, Ilit dai'n by Sayre's'llarrv
Clay, seeond dam by Priiieo Ihiroc; aNo
the spcedy Mambrino Aivliv, an excel
lent rcpreeiitative of the" Mambrino
Chief famlly, being bv Mambrino lioy
(.'.J(i 1-J), dam by .lohn Dillard, slre of
the dam of l'hil Thonipsou (.; aud
othcr fast oncs. Mambrino lioy was by
Mambrino l'atchen, from Iloving Xellie,
by Stradcr's C'asius M. Clay .Ir. Thc
dam of Hoving Xellie was bv 15erthune,
son of Sidi Hamet.by Sir Arc'hv.hcr gran
dam being by anotlier son of Sir Archy
known as ltattler. It would doubtless
seem like folly to niany tojiit tliiselegant
Morgan agalnst such excellcnt rcpresen
tatives of the grcatest trotting famllies
tiiat have evcr been produccd, but Mr.
.losejili Itattell. tlie owner of Thought,
had the counige to take the risk, and en
joycd the satisfaction of spcing his pet se
cure llrst honor'! in one of the most cnrn
cst seven-hcat contests that ha-, occurred
in the Green Mountain State for manv a
So lt appears that, on some occasions to
say the lcast, the rcpresentatlves of "the
noble lamilies of today" fail to get to the
wirc ahcad of the "reiiresentatives of thc
past." Ferhaps A. K. C. will explain
tlils when he comei to clcar up tlie other
little matters we have suggc-ted. Hut lt
is curious to note how dillerently Ver
nioiit horses look to the eycofMr. I'ar
lin and to that of the deep and dUcrhnlu
atlng A. H. ('. I.et us piotc agaln from
Mr. rarlin'.s rcport of the Itutland meet
ing. The suggestlon that puiinent individu
als, as a rule, are more higlilv esteempd
by strangers than by those who are fa
iniliar witli their daily habits, may be
truc of ccrtain lnembcrs of thc liuinan
famlly, but is eertainly not true of the
Morgan tribe of horses, if the lateexhlbi
tion of thc Vermont Association of lioad
nnd Trotting Horse Ilrecders at liutland,
Vt., ls any crltcrlon, for the descendants
of old Justin Morgan there apparently
outnumbered those of all the othcr poim
Inr cquhie famllies, and the Lambert
branch furnishcd a greater iiumbcr of
winners of llrst pries than all tho others.
The founder of this pecrless fnmily of
hniidsome, stylish, checrful roadsters,
whose spccd has given theni a proinlncnt
posltlon upon tho trotting turf, was pres
cnt, coutributing greatly to tlie lnterest
of tho occaslon. Twcnty-elght ycars of
actlvo llfc, several of which wero spent
ln excessive scrvice, havo left their im
tiress upon his fonn, yct his eye ls as
brlght, his ear as active, his bearing as
lnoud, iuajcstlc and graceful as when ho
was in his prhnc. It ls a fact worthy of
noto that tlils lllustrious scion of Morgan
stock is the only trotting slro that evcr
lived to see iwenty-eight of his sons and
daughtcrs crowned with "J.30 hongr.s. It
ls doubtless truo that maiiy of his excel
lcnt (jiialltlcs wcrc Inhcrltcd from his
dam, but his matchlcss style, easy, cln
tic, trappy galt and Immense ncrve force
wcrc ncvcr found combiucd ln any ineni
hcr of tho Abdallah famlly which traced
through tlio patemal liuc to that distlu
guishcd tirogcnltor of trotters, or ln any
others whcro the Morgan straln walaek-ing.
Xow, howls tlils, Mr. A.E. C? Is
Mr. I'arlin numbercd ainong thc lookers
through thc "antlquc blue-glass specta
cles,' and hashe toofalled to brush from
theni "thc dust of prejudicc nnd Ignor-
anccf'' Ought not thc "stlmulatlng cf-
fcct" of thc "Mirror's Inlluence" to bc
trled on hhu? Somethlng surely ought
to be donc. forif Mr. Parlln Is tho thor
oughly accompllshed horseinan and sen-
slblo and elcar-headcd gcntlcmaii that he
enjoys thc rcputatlon of being, then yoit
wcll, you sliould drop horsc llteraturc
and hunt up a nation of idiot-worship-
pcrs for whoni you could otllclatc ln thc
capacity of idol with every prospcct of
CHIEF, 2:23 1-2.
From Diiiiton's Splrlt ol tlio Turf.
ln reply to yours of rcccnt date, I wlll
give the facts as nearly as I ean. I lived
four ycars iu tho neighborhood wliere
Chlcf (Surprise) was owncd from tlio
tlino ho was a tlireo-year old untll I
bought liim. The horsc was brought to
Cciitralia, 111., by a horsc and miile drlv
er called Aycrllax (I am not certaln as
to the spelllng of the name.) lio used
him as a saddlc horse, nnd sold hhu to I).
I.eavltt of Ccntralla, enginecr on tlie 1111
uyls Central I. I. Mr. Leavltt owncd
hhu, I tliink, until.thespringof lSSl,and
sold 1 1 1 in to I'obt. Tate, livcryman, of
Ccntralla. I bought him of Tate in .luly,
1SS1. Tlic brcedlng given by Aycrllax
(?) was by Hlood Chief; dam by a paccr
called White Cloud. Aycrllax bought
this colt at or near Kiumundy, 111., and
l)r. Snilth of that placc clalm that the
colt was brought to Kiumundy by niov
ers from Kcntueky. Tlie colt was fol-
lowing tlie dam, and tlie dam by accldent
had a lcg broken, and was lcft at Kin-
inundy. I)r. Smitli's story I only hcard
after thc horse had been sold. I don't
tliink the brcedlng can bc cstablished.
His llrst race wrts in 187!), I tliink, for
green hore, at Centmlia, 111., thrce
startcrs, which ho won. I don't know
what name, If any, he was'entercd uniler.
ThN, I tliink, was iu Scntcmbcr. the
wcek after ho started in a race at Mt.
Vernon. 111., getting sL.c,1(l moncy. In
the fail of 1SS0. I llrst saw the horse at
Ccntralla, IU., iu the frcc-for-all pace:
Itny Knttlcr, A. ij. Tlioiims :i 2 1 1 1
tinlglit I'Mw, Muvu Ogli'biiv.... 1 1 i
urprle, 11. Cniwionl ". i :t :i a :s
Surprie won the llr-t heat as he
plcascd. Tlie sjcond hcat he wentto thc
hall'-mlle jiolo, and I never av a hor-c
sit doMi worse than he dld after thc see
ond heat. The iuartor pole was hs race.
Iu 1SS1 Ilobert Tate entered him at Mat
toon, 111., iu tlie 2:A1 pace, and got me
to drive him. Tlie llrst heat he paccd
liome third in -J.-ill-l. In tlie seconil
heat the thrce-quarter pole llui-licd him.
I advNcd that bc be drawn. Mr. Tate
then took lihn liome and began treating
llhn with niedicino "to get tlie luiilc lat
out of hhu." I tliink he succecdcd, and
Iu two weeks tho horse was liadow,
would not eat, and his liones were stick
ing through liis hUle. Mr. Tate was .ick
of thc horsc, and I bought him, and ev
ery onc said I was a fool. A short tinio
after I bought him I started him in raccs.
lio gradually gained strength, and that
fail could iace two vcry lair lieats. I
wintcred liim and the next year lie was
qtiito a iiacer. I was driving lihn in tlie
2:'2 class. He could pace four or tlve
lieats over a poor half-mile track in Jil).
I have driven him miles iu :1(!. I had
intenilcd to start him through thebigcir
cult iu lSS:t, but cngagcd with Maj. Mc
Dowell of I.exington, ICy., and old the
horse to Thos. Miles, Winnipeg, Man.,
for Mr. I.aGrange for 8200. This horse
is a peculiar fellow. If he is as good as
he was when I had him, I am satisiied I
can drive him iu J:1.1 suro. With me he
was very steady, and if he ovcr inade a
break, was as liaudy as Deck Wriglit. I
have been told he has since acted badly.
A. I.. Tiio.mas.
JOE BASSETT, SIRE OF JOHNSON
PROPERTY OF S. H. WOODftUFF, JANE8
From Diuiton'o pirit ot tlicTiut.
Joc lias-ott Is a handsomo bay brown,
I.". .'i-l hands high and weighs l'lOO lb. in
tliin llesh. He is a low gaited trotter
with a long, powerful tridc, has luird
shiewy llinbs that are pcrfeetly sound
with plenty of bone and tmi-clc, power
ful (iiiarters, strong smooth hocks and
muscular, wcll archcd loins. He ha a
handsonie hcad, well set on, and a largc,
clcar, cxnressive eye. His colts are ircn-
crally bays oi browns and usually, like
.loiinston, Have the conformatiou of their
slro. he was sircd by Hllly Hashaw,
who nlo sircd Factory Hoy, Oxford,
trial, 2.2.'i, liobiu, rccord 2..'l.", iiud the
dams of Stubby S., the fast young paccr,
haifinl.lO, and tlio proinising young
horso lladger, and niany other good
horses. The name Hasliaw, as applicd to
this horse Hllly Hashaw was fraudu-
lent, as he was sircd by a horso that was
taken, when a colt, In 1So7, from Hop
kinsvllle, Chrlstlan countv. Kv.. to Kco-
kuk, I.co county, In., by Williain Kay,
aml tliero known as .lolm Ilull or tho Kay
horse. Ilcfore leaving Kcntueky, tlils
colt took thc tlrst preniium, a sllver enp,
as a two-ycar-old, at the Christian coun
ty fair, In 1857. Up to 1872 he was kcpt
in I.co county, as a countrv stalllon. serv-
iug foninion work mares, and getting a
good stock ot horses, maiiy of whom
wcre pacers. Ile licro sircd a fast pacer,
now owncd by Capt. Wilson of Mcnonil-
nee, Wls., nlso both the slre and dam of
Mark Twaln, and tho danis of Lady
Mcl)., rccord 2 :H7 1-2, irlalUrW, and 1111
lyTrump, trotting reeord 2:"i0, paclng
rccord 2:111 ; tho lattcr horsc havhig been
sircd by a rldgellng plow horse. In 1S72,
at 1(! ycars old, hc was purchascd by Mr.
. II. h. feinith and takcn to Xow Lon-
don, la. In 1870 lio was takcn bv Mr.
Smltli to Callfornla, whero ho got maiiy
good colts; tlio last of his get being
lialph Bugbec, who when four ycars old,
won thrce raccs ln thrco consccutlvo
days, trotting eleven lieats and iiiaklng a
rccord of 2 :117 1-2, ln thc last hcat. If
lohn Uull had rccelvcd proiicr trainlng,
he would, no doubt, have inade a fast
trotter, as Mr. Smitli says ho drovo him
ln 2 ::), after ho got him. Thc brcedlng
of this hore ls now being traced in Ken
tucky. Joc Uassctt's dam. Zeiilivr. was
by Cbanipion Golildut, wlio was brcd by
Mr. h. L. Dorsoy of I.oulsvllle, Ky., and
sircd by old Golddust; 2d dam by Ice-
bcrg, by Zcro, by lloston, etc. Tlie
brcedlng of tlie dam of Hllly llasliaw is
being traced. It is, however, settled that
shc was sircd by one of two horses; by a
llne brown horse that was brought to
I.ce coitnty, In., in 1S.M, by .Tohn Tru-
man (nfterward a noted gucrrllla iu Mis-
sourl) or by a gray paclng stallion, that
was brcd at I.exington, Ky.,and brought
to I.ce eounty by.Ianies II. I.ajialey. Tlie
man ivuu orcii me mare is Known to Have
brcd to both hor-es, and tho matter caii'
not be decidcd untll ho Is heard lrom
uhile.Toe liassptt wasalwayscinsldercd
an cxtra good horse and trottcd a mile
over a half mile traek lu2:4(), lie never
1. .1 . . .
iiau auyiiiuig out coniinon niares; none
of his colts being trained untll .lohnstou
came to notice; since then several of
thcin have bcen put into trainlng and givc
encouragcment for speed. Mr. Woodrufl
nas six coits oy inm, toalcd ISJS.j, some
from good and some from indiH'er
cntly bred marcs. Whlle all of
these colts arc good oncs; onc from
trotting bred mare shows unmistakablc
paclng speed, and anotlier is more than a
MAY QUEEN BY ETHAN ALLEN
I'robably one of tho most prolltablc
lirood liiares evcr owned ln Xow Kngland
was May iueen, by Ethan Allen, dam,
the fainous iacing mare l'ocaliontas,
whose likcness apjiearcd in a late issui
ol tho Cultivator. Mr. Veley 1'. Halch
made tlio following sales of May (Juecn'-
produco for the late licnj. K. Hate
I'rudence, by Daniel I.auibert, sold when
lour ycars old lor (m()(I; May Flower
by Daniel I.auibert, at thiee ycars f agc
StOOO; May Moriiing, by I)anlcl I.am
bcrt, two ycars, S2."0(); Driving Wind
by Hrignoli, one year. S1.100; Hurricane
one year, by Fcarnaiiglit, $.1(100; Tcm
post, by l-earnauglit, 61000; total, 820.-
.i(l0. Aiucrican Cultivator.
J. J. DOUGLAS. 2.26 3-4.
From Diinton'H pirlt ol tlie Turf.
lor fear no one cl-c will attend to tht
matter, I will funiisli vou thc brceding
of tho trotter .1. .1. Douglas, 2:2(i.'(-l.
oiown gcuiing. in naiuis, loaicu ln 1S7S
bred bj- Ilarvcy 1!. AVecks, now a resi
dcnt of Xorth Vernon, Jeiinings Co,
Ind., -lred by Mainbrino St. I.awrenci
(bred by James H. Curtls ot .lenniiigs
Co., Ind., by Darlby, by MambriiK
ratehcn, by Mambiino Chief; 1st dam
Clariuda Clay, by old St. I.awrence)
dam (brcd by H. It. Weeks) by Carncy's
Mohawk; 2d dam (brcdby II. 1!. Weeks)
by (ietaway, by Gossip .lones; ;id dam
(brcdby II. I!. Weeks) by Storey's Cop
licrbottoin. Douglas is strictly a .len
niiigs Co., Ind., brcd horsc, as you will
observe his "I st, 2d and Ud dams were all
bred by the same man, and aro of pacing
stock and by tlie way J. .1. Douglas is,
in a nianner, a pheiioinenal trotter. Tak
cn from tlie fanu (wliere he had always
been used) last May at S12.", slilpped to
I.ouisville, Ky., ln .Iuue,at a small iirolit,
put to trainlng, and iu October to win a
race over a half-mile track iu straight
hcats, gaining a rccord of 2 :2(! .'t-1, is cer
tainlv no ordlnary performancc. His
(lain is a natural side-whecler, witli con
slderalile speed, and is now owncd by
Win. .1. Marsh and your liumble servant,
ln Hartliolomew Co., Indiana.
(Froui Diinton'i j)lrlt of tlic Turt.
A I undcr.-taiid it, Old Stranger was
got at -ome plneo near Clcvcland, O.,
under tlio following circiimstaiiccs. A
man traveling througli Ohio witli a thor
oughbrcd race liorsp, pcrinitted his horse
to crye a mare by hnp. Itacclius. Thc
produce was Ohio Stranger, so named on
accouut of the circiiinstanccs undcr whicli
ho came into the world. lie grew up to
be a sorrel pacer, and it is said by good
judges that ho was tlie sinoothcst pacer
over sccn. He made a rccord of 2:18
bcfore 18.10, and was sold for SlfOOO and
takcn to Xew York to tlie World's fair,
and some time after that dled ln Hrook
ly from polson. It is clalmed about hcre
that Old .Stranger was the llrst horse iu
the world to niake a rccord as fast as
2:1S, Young Stranger by Old Stranger
was also a sorrel pacing stalllon, aud he
got a horso called Stranger that was
black, with a sprinkling of white halrs.
Ho was brcd by I.yman Knowles of I.a
Grange, I.orainc Co., Olilo; foaled Scpt.
20, 1S0S, and was sold to I. W. Knowles
and went to Mlchlgau, standlng at Jack
son and other places. II e was at l'ratt
& Gllman's stablc at Ilastings, Mlcli., in
1SS0. That horse made a rccord of 2 :10,
and paccd n trial at Jacksou, Mlcli., of
2:32 ln 1877. Thts lattcr horse sircd a
stallion colt, which was sold to Waldron
ltros., of Katon Iiapids, Mlcli., for $1000
. .. iu. m. 4..v. ll.l II. UIUII1VI IU
Stranger, a goldcn sorrel, that ,was
owned at Ottawa, 111., advcrtied for
salo in Dunton's Splrlt of tho Turf ln
187!); sevon ycars old, said to have sliown
trial In 1878 of 2:.'ll. I do not know
what becatne of Young Stranger of
Olilo, by Old Stranger; but I tliink
hc ls thc horsc wlilch some ln tlio
West call Old Stranger. There ls a Mam-
brino Stranger wlilch inade tho soason of
188:1 at McCouili, Hancock Co., Ohio. He
is a black or brown, and foaled Scpt. 20,
1873, bred by O. E. I'eek of Cleyeland,
O., dam by Mambrino Glft, 2:20. I tliink
hc must bo a dcsccndant of Young Stran
ger. Mambrino Stranger made a trial of
2 :112, and half a milo in 1 :10. There are
thirty-two stalllons of his gct makliig
seasons ln Jackson, Eatou and Harry
countics, Mlch. Mambrino Stranger has
takcn a good niany spccd rlng iireinluins.
At l'cntwatcr, Mlcli., for a pursc of goOO,
he won llrst inoney; at Vpsllanti he was
a good sccoml to Jiin Flsk Iu 2 :H1 1-1, af
ter makliig a season of (II marcs. I have
been particular in givlng you these Items
in tlie bellef that ainong your thousands
of readcrs tlii wlll bcput with what tliey
know beforc, scnd lt on to Duiitou who
always so cheerfully publislies that
wlilch does thc brccder an invaluable scr
vice. Whocver has anv facts reirtirdiiur
this rcmarkablo famlly of horses, sliould
give theni to the public at once.
I,. I). Siumax.
HELEN WILKES, 2:25 1-4.
From Malno llorse-llrcudurs' Montlilv-1
Our inforination in regard to Ilelcn
Wllkcs is as follows; Foaled in 1S77,
bred by Clias. l'ltts, Waterboro, Me.;
got by thc Carlcton colt, dam bv IIol-
land's Ethan Allcn. I'itts sold hcr to
Will Hill of Saeo, hc to Dr. Hill, he to S.
1. Gowen and he to tlie Towle Hros. of
1 hkhi: seeins to bc some disagreement
of the dillerent authorities in regard to
the slro of the brown mare Helen Wilkes.
IIo lias got into tlic papers as the "Carlc
ton Colt" and as the "Carlcton Colt'' he
will doubtless be hcrcaftcr known, al
tliough parties who know tlie horse all
tnrotign nis young days say lie wa
known a tho Smith Ilorse. Ile was bred
by Dr. Albion Hradbury of Hollis, and
got by Don Fiiiano, son of Gen. Knox.
Dr. Hradbury sold him when 10 nionths
old to ( '. W. I'itts of Sliaplelgh, and lie to
John Smitli of Waterboro, and lie was
known as tlie Sinith Ilorse. Smitli sold
him to parties iu l'ortland. It i claimcd
that liis dam is bv Holland's Ethan Allen,
but our informant glvcs hl dam as a pac
lng mare by Well Known, bv Xicliola
by the Wakelicld Hor-e, by Old Hlaing
Star. also known a tlic Wat.ou horse.
Who can give us tlie fact?
Any gentleiiian wi-liing for a super
hitciidciit of a stock farui will do well to
notice tlic advcrtiscinent in anotlier
coluinu. Tlie ajiplicant is known to u
to be thorouglilv widc-awake and intel-
liiri-iit, acqiiainted with the leading llne
ot trotting blood, and howill lurni-li the
mo-t -atlsiactory relercnces lu all rc-
DAM OF JOHN W. CONLEY 2I24
I.i:.I(iToN, Ky., Scpt. IS, 1880
J. Hattk.i.i., Esq.,
iMir Sir : Thc dam of J. W. Conlcy
wa a bay mare about 1.1 1-2 hands auii
was by old Abdallah. She was hntight
for me by the late Dr.lA. II. Dixou in Or
ange county, X. Y., and my inipression
is that he bought her of Seelv I!oe of
Chester, Orange county, X. Y". I bred
the mare to Tom Wonilcr and sold hcr,
wlien lu toal, to lieni. ood ot Xew
York city. Vood sold him to Sam Jack
son of I.ong Island and he i-old liim to .1.
W. Conlcy and W. Crawford, with whom
Z. E. SiMMO.VS
80APSTONE, BY TAGGART'S ABDALLAH.
Fuaxct..tow.-, X'. II., July 31, 1880.
jjeur xir : t reccived a llne lrom you,
ny tno way ot Dr. .lolm Hest s widow
he being dead, for the pedigrce of Soap-
stone, lonnerl' owncd ny liim.
Soapstone was sired bv Taggart's Ab
dallah; g. s. Faruiers' Iteautv: s. .
Gitl'ord Morgan; g. g. g. s, Woodbury
.Morgan: g. g.g. g. s.,OUl .lutlu Morgan
Farnicr'- HeautyV dam was .-lred by Gray
Me.-sengcr, he by hnported Mesenger.
I.ady .Mac, dam ol l aggart Abdallah,
wa ircd ny old Alidallah, hc bv Manv
brino hc bv hnported Mcenger. Her
dam was by the thoroughbrcd ruunin
lioie, Old Tniitec.
soapstone s dam wa sircd bv Green
Mountain seeond. known a old lioyals
ton hor-e, hc by Gitl'ord Morgan, grand
dani by liarker horse, hc by old Shcrniaii
Morgan, grcat granilam bv the Willough
by Colby horse, he by old Shennan Mor
gan, ho by old Justin' Morgan.
I have a maro ten years old, own sitcr
to Soapstone, a good one; roads tweuty
miles in two hours without asking.
Can you tcll me of a Morgan stallion iu
your vicinity that would cross with hcr?
Soapstone lias bcen castratcd and is
owncd iu Massachusetts. I had tho carc
of Soapstone for clght years and lie was
a good onc; ho is now 20 ycars old.
I would Hke to llnd a .Morgan stallion.
Pleae direct to Daniel F. est, Frances
town, X. II.
Truly yours, ln haste,
D. F. Wkst.
The dam of Farmcr's Heauty ls statcd
by Mr. I.inslcy as "a bav, said to be
sired by Woodbury." We bclleve Mr. A.
W. Thoiuson has a posler of Farmer's
Heauty. Will ho not tracc up tho hlstory
of this mare for this papcrf Ki. ItKdis-
JOHN HULETT ON THE DAM OF FLORA
P.UVI.KT, Vt., Scpt. 1, 1S80.
Vfnr Sir: I sliould have answercd
your letter before this, but havo bcen
sick. I have had a hock of aiqioplexy,
which has nearly tloorcd nic. Am a lit
tle better now. I was looklug ovcr my
old lettcrs and found yours of Dec. 1
ra Hcllo I ralsed. Shc was sircd by tl
...... ... ......
son of Jlm Higgart's old Itattlcr.
Hora Hcllc "was sircd bv X'oble's Co
oreu tno iiunocu mare.
You wlll Sf'n Pllplricinfl tlir. iinltcrrnn
1'olly Daley, the dam of Florence.
If In 1 ..ll.1.. ... 11. ..1 . ..i.l 11
oi ino uani oi tno itounds liorsc.
i ou must wruo to nenry t'ottcr o
Poultney, Vt., to L'et the Informatio
aiiout jinand (iray.
ftll wlll fllwl iilir.lrer.(1 flin m....nnf 1.1
tory of tlie old Hlshop Horsc.
He ncvcr stood out of Granville.
AUout 40 ycars ago the Ezra Audru
Jiorso was sold and went to Orwoll.
ITn .....a H,,. .1
wns solil ii iid wnnt W'nsf.
1 lmve donc tlin lwt 1 imi1i1 ln wrltttn
this. I liopc you will excuse 1110.
T l.'nrtn r.tir tif Tntt- ..1.1 1..fr...K. .
I shall want to write vou soinptliiii!
JOdltt A lltl.KTT.
The pedigrce of l'olly Daloy, cncloscd
W!1S tlin If.tlnr nf Wllltflln I Inlnv r.r1rrlnil
ly publishcd ln thcTiiK I'i:(tisTi:n. Ed
DAM OF BARFOOT.
Hidowav, Iown, July 10, lsso.
,Sir: I owned tlie dam of llarfoo
sold to Jno. Curtiii. Shc was foaled h
ri-rniiini-f 111 l.n. .11! lo-i!
nuii iiv n imi.v inai wacancu eruioni
Mortran. lie bv Green Mountain Moriran.
Miernian .Morgan and owned by H. F
AI1.-..H nf ltni-,l.i...1.- Mnoi. ;-.,
tain was owned by Silas Hale of South
lioyalston, Mass. ; that i what mv old
would like tho idd 1)111 I will scnd it to
you provldlng vou return lt as soon as
you gct tnrough with It.
li. T. Hahi oot.
DREEDINQ OF FLORA TEMPLE.
"WATEltVIM.i:, X'. Y., Atlg. 20, 18S0.
I)prir Sir : Your letter duly reccived.
The Itandall you speak of is 'dead; dicd
about tcu years ago. I knew him well.
'rilnr. oi!iv bn enrim nf tlm f.iiiilli. 1m
knew of thc old mare. When I am over
that way I will inquiro. I don't take anv
morc stock In Flora's or Wallace's pedi
grce. Aitcr a long twist and eoiiMdera-
ble llguring hc inade in niy estimation
and others that arc posted, a wrong sjre
for old Flora. Tho man that held tlio
iw.i-co fli.it I tl... M,,. . .., 1...
of Flora, now llvcs. or did llvc a year
ago, aud tells tlio wholeliusiness strafglit.
Welch, tho then owner of the Moss mare,
suppoed sho was bred to Hogu Ilunter,
as was undoubtcdly his wlh, aud never
knew to the contrary. In all the stoek
this Kogus horse evcr got there wa
never a proinising onc iu tlie lot. Wal
lace's pedigrce may do to pass around to
strangers, but it ncvcr will niake a half a
uieal lor u Sangerticld pcople. If I can
hitch on to anythlng of importancc in
regard to the pc'dlgrce of the Moss mare
or iiandall I wlll lot you know.
W. A. Ci.r. i i.ami.
MiDin.r.iiFKv, Vt.. Aug. 23, Ism;.
Gr.O. Hlt.i., E-q.. Wliiteliall, X. .,
Di'nr Sir: I am inloimcd that you
are a grandson of Goo. Harney, who b'red
the hor-e Harney Hcnry. Have you any
knowlcdge of w'hat tho iiedigrce "of tiiat
hore wa-V Ileao return this with your
reply and obliire.
.Id.-KPIl Hatti i i .
Wiutkiiai.i., Aug. 2", Inm..
In reply to yours of thc 23d: I was
brought up with Old Harney Ilenrj : hc
was lrcd ljy Signal (a ruiiiiln hor-e ;
dam, a Messenger inare (black in color ,
foaled iu tlie town of Wliiteliall and dicd
in Hubbardton, Vt.
Gi:o. 11. Hn i
St. Ci.aik, Mlcli., Scpt. 4, 1880.
Eiutou I!K(iisTi:i:, Middlebury, Vt.:
Find cncloscd 81. .10 for onc year's sub
serlptiou for your papcr. I have a Mor
gan mare sircd by Sir Cliarlcs Jr., by sir
Cliarles, liv Hill's Hlack Hawk; dam bv
Morrill Hoy, ho by Old Morrill. 1 woulil
liko tlie full pcdigree of Sir Cliarlcs Jr.
and of Morrill Hoy. The mare's seeond
dam is by Morgan Eagle. Sir Cliarles
Jr. stood in Oaklaml Co., Mlcli., about
15 ycars ago. l'lcase lct me know
through your papcr the pedigrce of these
Davik C. McEi.uov.
Sir Cliarles was a bay roan horsc, 15
3-1 hands high, foaled in 18.12; brcd by
Spencer Armstrong, then of Shoreham,
Vt., now of St. Cliarles, Minn., sircd by
Daniel Wobster, son of Vermont Hlack
Hawk; dam. an elegant bay mare by thc
Heineiiway Horse, son of Vermont Hlack
Hawk. Thi Daniel Webster wa also
known as tlic Perry horse. and his dam
is said to have bcen by Mcrrimotte
Kclipse. Sir Cliarles patitl through tlie
hands of Chester Arnistrong to A. T.
Ingalls of I.esllc, Iiigham Co., Mlch.,
who got him when six ycars old and
Uept him till he dled in February, lv."i.
He was never trained, but could trot in
2 :.10 to wagon and got excellcnt stock.
Tlii is tlio only horse of Hlack Hawk
blood naincd Sir Cliarlcs that we have
evcr known in Michigan. Morrill Hoy
we do not kuow. Ki. ltKCiisTKit.
JACK DRAPER. 2:27,
Gorvi:itxi:uit, X. Y., April 10, l.W).
JosF.i-u Hattfi.i., Esq.,
l)cir Sir : Yours of 30tli March ls
reccived and iu reply will say : llumblrd
was brcd bv William Whcelcr, then of
Canton, X. V., now a residcnt of your
State. He was got by Toin Jetlerson,
ho by HlH's Hlack ll.iwk; his dam wa a
half-brcd mare, slie being sired by a son
of Hlack Jack.
Jack Draper was brcd by Cliarles Dra
per of Alcxnudria, Jetlerson Co., X". .;
sired by Humbird. The brcediug of liis
dam Is uukuowu. I know hcr very wcll
and tho grandani, also. They were both
brought from Herklmer Co., X'. Y., by
Archibald Hrauaugh, tho gramlam being
then pcrfeetly white and tlie dam gray.
From all appearances they were of Mor
gan dcsccnt. I also owned Humbird at
J." E. McAllasteu.