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MIDDLEBURY REGISTEK, OCTOBEll 8, 1886.
Tho Middlebury ItKniRrr.n tiow for morc
Vbanjiiyettr linn been Rlvlns mucb orlglnRl
inid vnlimblo hifonimtloii upon Morgan nnd
oUiorcrk'bratcd liorses. lt Inlcmls to con.
ttmio iiubllslilns snch lnforinntton from week
to woet, rIvIiir nt li-nst n iik to tts Iloroo
Dppnrtmantt When siifllclent mntorlnl hn
iiociimulntcil we cspuct to plnco it lit book
Jorin, imbllJliliiK llrst our volumo upon
tlie Morgan Horse, nnd ufterwnrils a ltef?
iHtcr of tho moro (UstlnKitlsbeil slres nnd
portormoiK. In tbo latter wo liopo to lncluilc
nll ! .30 performurs, with tlielrbii'eilhif:, so fnr
s onn be uscertnlnt'd i also to illMhigulsli be
Ywcon tliliies thnt nro knnwn nnd tliintf tlmt
nronot kmiwn, ln cvu ry pt'illgrt'U. In nll eaa
cs tho Fvidonco upon whleli the pcdlfjrces nro
bnicit wlll lio nlven to tlio ptilillc tlirmifth tlio
ooluinnsof TliBJIiiuii.Kiiuin Hr.ulsiBii. Tlils
we nre satltlod, li wlmt tlio puhlle wnnts nnd
otiglit to liave. Mnny Juilgmcnts nro bottor
Tiie ltKOlsTnnby rcn-on ot tlils cxtenMvo
Inlonnntlon nnd tlils niothod ot givhiR lt, 1
lapldly liocomliiK lnililioiisiiblo. to nll lireod
or nnd lioroincn. lt slioultl alo lio nn .
crllent lneclltun for ndvortlsors, opeclally
tiioo dcnllng ln Morgan liorcs.
lrscrvu your tlloi, lor tlioy wlll fonn, with
tbo full indo.Tostlioretn, niiiot vnlimblo nnd
nvnllnblo cyrloDcilln ot lioio liiiittore.
Mr. .Tame Gcrinond of Ilrandoii, Vt.,
now seventy-slx ycar old, in n recent ln
tcrview sald: My tmele, Stnith Ger
niond, who kept n publle house at I.an
singburgh, X. Y., slx nilles tlils siilc of
Troy, and Iaae Itishop ot Granville, X.
V., bought ISlshop's Huinbletotilan to
gether and owned hiin together as long
a hc lived. Hc llrst stood at I.ansing
burgh; then lie stood some seasons at
Granville and clsewhere; he wonld etand
one season at Granville and tlicn one at
I.ansingburgh, back and forth. Ile
stood one season at I.uther Gray's tavcrn
in Washington, Duehcss county. I do
not think lio cver stood ln Vermont; at
any ratc I ncvor hcard of hls standing in
Vermont, but lie mlght have stood in
Castleton, for anythlng tliatlknow; if
lie did, it inust have beeu beforc I knew
niuch of hiin. When lie stood at 'Wash
ington HolloTV I was living at Plcasant
Vallev, three miles lrom the publle house
where hc was ket't. He did a blg hni-
iie?s tlierc, the only objeetlon to hiin lio-
ing that he wa too old. He lived two or
three vear after that ; I think he died at
Granville. He lived to be over twcnty.
Wlien he was at Washington I va .-ix-teen
or 'cventecn years old ; they then
ealled hiin ahout twenty ; he wn llve
years old when they bought hini. 111
term at Washington llollow were twen-
tvdollnr. I think they eonsidered hi
book that vear worth lifteen luiiidred
He va a nlee a bay as yon cver uw,
with dark niane and tail, legs blaek lroni
knce and hoek, not a very large hcad, as
nretty a hore as I evcr av .-tand np. 1
av hiin weighed and nieasiired; lie wa
1", - liands high and weighed 1100
iounds. They l'aid over 6100O for hini.
I think his get wereniostly bay; don't
reini'inber but one gray. The lat uolt
we had froni hiin was a -orrel niare; sold
lier for g.lOO ; there was nothing on the
road that eonld trot with lier. The old
horse got trottcrs ; I dont know as they
ued to riin theni. but tliey usedjto trot
MAMBRINO ARCHY, 2:30.
At Itarton, Vt., on Thur-day, the :10th
ult., the brown stallion Manibrino Archy,
owned by Darwin llider ot .Middlebury,
won a raee in three straiglit heats, over a
halt-niile traek in 2:111 1--J, 2 :.'), J:H:tl--2.
He i- by Manibriiio Iloy, fcon of Dr.
Jlerr's Mainbrino 1'atelien, and his dain
is by Jolm Dlllard, son of Indian C'hief.
He has been sent to Ilartlord to try his
poers on a tlrst-class uiile track.
THE BREAD LOAF STOCK.
The following is elipped from the
Ameriean f'ultivator of the 'Jd. inst.
"'l'he youngest i-ion from Danlel I.ani-
bert was a dark brown suekling colt of
marvellous beauty, with stripe in faee
like hh sire. Tliis youngster is reniark-
ably intelligent, of good size, strong at
fTery polnt, as highly lluished as the
choicest thoroughbred, and has a develop-
nieiit of musele upon shoulders, foreann,
loin and iiuarti'rs that will gladden thi
eye of every adniirer of equinu perfec-
tion. This royal youngster is knoivn as
're-cent. His dain is a strong, hand'
gouie, blaek, twenty-'ix-year-old daugh
ter of Haiimionds Blaek Ilawk, .-on of
Jliir- ltlaek Ilawk. Iler dam a by
lilaek Lion, anotlier son of IIlll's Illaek
Ilawk. Tho dam ol ltlaek I.ion was by
niith's l.iberty, vliieh is eiedited with
gettingtlie dauis ot .Shermau ltlaek Ilawk
and hls son Vermont Hero. The latter
got the well-known trotting slre, (ien.
Kuox. Crecent i o ned jointly by Iy-
nian I'ayne of Cornwall, Vt., and .lo-eph
lt:itell of Middlebury that Statu. It is
a niatter of surprlse tliat a youngt-ter
whose slre is twenty-eight and dam
twenty-six years of age sliould show
such reniarkable ijualitles.
"D. W. Itlis., ot Middlebury, Vt.,
showed a romising lft 1- liand, four-
year-old bay stallion of the Morgan pat
tern, got by Thought; dam by Iten Itut-
ler, he by ltlaek Ilawk C'hief, son of
llill'a ltlaek Ilawk. The owner of this
stallion U thu driverwhoiiilotedThouglit
"Xeither Aristos norMotion was upou
the fair grounds, the latter beiug preven
ted by a severe attaek of distcmpur,
They were well represented, howtivcr, as
is evideut from the faet that the gct of
both were among the prbo winuers.
"Itocky Mouutain is a powerful tliree-year-old
151-2-haud, 1000-pouud ehestnut
stalliou by Motion, lirst dam by Voung
Amerlca, second dam, lilonde, daughter
of old Abdallah. Voung Amerlca was
by Hoagland's Gray Messcnger, dam,
tho dain of .luplter Abdallah, by old Ab
dallah, grandam nlso by Abdallah. With
such an Inherltance from Mainbrino, tho
best son of linportcd Messenger, tlils
fellow should trot fast and stand uji in
stubbornly eonteatcd races. Owned by
.Toscph Itattcll, Middlebury, Vt.
"Star Motlon is a speedy bay two-ycar-
old, by Motion, dam by ltlaek Itlll, he by
llemeiiway Horse, son of 1 1 III s ltlaek
Ilawk. He Is owned by AV. C. Danyew,
Middlebury, Vt., and has shown a full
nille ln three nilnutes, as stated by the
attcndant In chargo.
''Flvlng Motion Is a magiiillcciit speci-
nicnofthc I.ambert faniily, loaring as
ulose a rescmblance to Danlel Uunbert
as any of the latter's sons and daughtcrs.
lie Ua strong, lialidsomc, styllsh, sniooth-ly-turned,
ehestnut yearling, standing
14.3,welglilng 7(10 pound,got by Motion,
son of Danlel I.ambert, dam by Abra
hani, one of I.ambert's mot dlstingulslied
sons, as a sire of trottcrs. He is the
property of (Jliver everance, Middle
bury, Vt., and was awarded thlrd pie
liiliun in yearling class. Wo saw no colt
upon tho grotind whleli, dlsilaycd tho
Lanibert characterlstics to a greater de
greethan this handsome fellow.
"Dan Motion is a wouderfully hanil-
sonie, strong, bay colt, with magnltlcont
loin, great depth of llank, powerlul ijuart-
ers andtliighs, clean lioeks, smootli limbs
and a hlnd leg as straight as that of a
thoroughbred. lie was foaled May 15,
1SS.), got by Motion, dam sald to be of
Hauibletoiiiau descent. Ile does not
9how the sllghtesttracc of Ilainbletonlan
iu any feature, but, 011 the contrary, from
his shoulders back is about as closc a
pattern ln fonn of old Justin Morgan as
can be found iu a llfctinie, with tho ex-
ccption of greater sle both iu longth of
barrel and limbs. He stands lifteen
hands, weighs 050 pounds, and Is owned
by M. C. liiley, Middlebury, Vt.
"Flora L. is a three-ycar-old gray lllly
by Motion,dam by the Heinenway horse,
son of IIlll's ltlaek Ilawk, and promises
spccd. She is the pro)erty of Jocph
La Iloek, Middlebury, Vt., and has
shown a trial iu
LETTER ON BLUE BULL.
trioni tho Itm-nl Woild.
I inopose to lurnlsh you a few "mlss
ing llnks" in tlic history of the now cele
brated horse, "The Old Itlue I'.ull," part
ly from my own recollection and partly
from that of older nelghbors who lived
ln that vieiuity at the timo: a I have 110
written record, the date- given are ap-
proxiinate only, but the faet can all be
Tlils hor-e was brought lrom I'ennsyl
vania by Henry Snively to WayneTown-
shin, liutler Co.. Oliio, and sold to .lohn
Merrlng of Morgan towuhip (sauu
county) about the ycar '2T. Mr.Merriiif;
kept him about eight years and alway.
advertKed hiin as '"The Ohio rarnier."
He was then sold to somo partles in Dear-
born county, Inil., where he reniained
souie twelve to Illteen yeai. Itetween
1SI." and 1S."0 the old hor.-e was brought
back to Ohio and kept by Henry Gri-ley
at Xcw Baltimore, in Ilamiltoii county
a tew miles south of Mernng's old place,
and here he dled, reputed to be eousider
ably over thlrty years of age.
.lohn Wright, a noted auctloneer and
faeetious wag, who lived within a half-
mile of Merring's, nicknanied the hor-c
"The lllue ltull," on account of hls very
peeuliar eolor, build and general appcar
ance, and tliis name, lirst applied in de-
risiou, secnied so appropriatc that it
shortlv becauie the geuerallv reeognl.ed
name of tho tock.
The lior-c was a deep inoiisc color,
generally ealled blue, blae faee, glass
eyes, heavy blaek mane and tail, blaek
stripe down hi back, legs white to tlio
knees, anil from there up had yellow
stripes around theui. He was a power
fully bullt, heavy-bodied. elose-ribbed
horse, with au enorinous lieefy neek, a
natural paeer and clumsy ln hls galt. And
theso cliaiacteristics were inlierited by
many of liU descendants. Thc majority
I think were either inouo color or a very
peeuliar yellow bay, and striped like thc
Many of theui were uatural paeers, and
but few proved to be good riding liorses
011 account ol thelr cluniy and ctumbling
gait. They wcru, however, a strong,
tough, hardy raee of hores, and served
admlrably lor heavy teamiug In thK
hilly couutry, beforc the days ol turn-
plkes and railroad, but they have now
given place to a moro stvll-h class of
Durlng the lifo of tho "Old Itlue ltull,"
1 never heard of any of hls stoek liaving
miich spced or aetivity, except an occa
sional colt from a wariner blooded niare
but this was thc exception, anil not thc
general rule. If exceptional spccd ha
sincc been dcveloped Iu his morc reinotc
descendants, it has probably been de
rived trom some otlier source.
.1. G. VALfiHAN.
Odin, 111., March 18, lSS(i.
HOW THE HORSE EDITOR WROTE
UP THE CONCERT.
inere was an exccllent crowil prescnt
at tho coiicert last night, the grand stand
belng well lllled iu every part. An 1111
usual nuniber of the fair sex graecd tho
oecasioii, and the varled color of their
dresses lent addltlonal cluirm to tho
beauty of the sccno. The wcather was
delightful and tlic sjiort good. Tho tlrst
event 011 the programme was a chorus
for all ages, with some tweuty entries,
all of whoui camo to tho post. They
got rather a bad start, Soprano runnlng
away with the lead, Contralto socond,
Tenor thlrd, ltasso fourth, and thc others
iu a bunch at least twenty lengths away.
t the (juarter there was 110 partlcular
changc, but golng down the back strctch
around tho turn all clocd up, and from
the head of thc sttcteh to the wlre there
was a tcrrlflc raee, Soprano staj'ing tho
longest and wlnnlng by a ncek, anildt
itjiroarlotts applause. It was a dead heat
for seeond placn among all of thc others.
I'lic next heat wasa solo, with Selcetlon,
Ollvcttc nnd Soprano as cntrles. It
provod, howcver, a walk-ovcr for the
latter, a Scleetlon and Ollvcttc falled to
show up. Soprano caused a great sensa-
tlon, however, by an uncxpcetcd spurt
down thc hoinc stretch, and there was
great enthuslasni as she dashed under
the wlre with a tcrrlflc shrlek. Xoxt
cainc tho great event ot tlio day, a
qtiartetto between Soprano, Contralto,
I'cnor and Itasso. At the start Soprano
wa ln the lead for a fow strides, but
Contralto passed her, and taklng tlio
track, set the paec at a lively ratc; cloc
ly followed by Tenor, ltasso ln the rear.
(ioing down thc back stretch, Soprano
was lct out, and steadlly galned 011 the
leadcrs. l!ound the turn all fairly llew,
and wlille at the head of the stretch
l'enor showed clear for a momciit, So
prano iiassed hlm as they sfraightencd
lor home, and though ho struggled with
desperatc energy, slie caiue straight 011
and ganio, and won a capital raee at tho
top of her yoice, the other three com-
pletely drowned out. The exeitement
was Intense, and the winner, wlio is a
handsome bay lllly, was recalled again
ind again. A duet between Tenor and
ltasso, and anotlier chorus for all ages
wound tii the sport. Sji.ico wlll not
permlt an extended description of tliese
cvents, but Is enough to say tliat they
were both taken in good shajio by Tenor,
who is a siilendldly bullt but rather leggy
geldlng from tho Kast. On tlio wholo, it
was a very intoresting cvening's sport,
and the audlence left liighly dellghted.
Thc following artiele' are from Dun
ton's Spirit of the Turf :
Can any reader of Dunton's Spirit of
tlic Turf give nie any inforniation of a
horc ealled ltrown Tige, brought luto
Walwortli Co., Wis. (nearly .'10 yeais
ago), by Messrs. .led I'eck and Coinanjf
Sald to bcby HiH's ltlaek Ilawk. Any
such infromation will be thauktully re
OLIVER K, 2M0 1-4
Was bicd by II. A. l'lint, foaled 1SMI. got
by King Wilkes -J:-J2 1-1, by (ieo. Wilkc
2:22; dain l!es-ie Turner, by Virgiuiu.
by l.exington, by lto-ton; 2d dam
by Anieriean lu'lipc jr, by Anieiiean
Kclip-e, etc. Oliver K. wa- startod by
Mr. M. V. Shauk, at Wellingtou. ()., as a
;i-year-old, and won. And by tho saint'
party in 1881 starled but onee, and dc
leated Darkness, I.cna Swallow, Ilome
wood, Glailys, ;. K. It. and Karo, and
obtnined n record in a li-hoat raee, whleli
hewon, of 2:211-2. After that he be
cauie the property of Geo. Korbes, wlio
gave 81,500 lor hini, and ha -inee won
25,000 with hiin. and sold hini to Mr.
Chas. Schwart, of this clty. for S17.000.
This 1 (juite a good horse trade lrom
llr-t to la.-t. Oliver K. has not been
campaigned to death, and ought to be a
good horse for anotlier ycar at lcast.
1'leasi' lind enclo-ed the pedlgree of
the horse .leronie, iniiired fora few days
ago, as furuished 111c by Captain C.
Ileaney, ot Itocliester, Minn. : .leroine,
by Messenger ltlaek Ilawk, by X'auga
tuek, by Ilill's ltlaek Hawk;dam I.ady
St. Clair, by Smlth's ltlaek Hawk, bv
Ilill's ltlaek Hawk; 2d dam by Morga
dore, sire of I'rineess 2 :H0. The dain of
Messenger ltlaek Ilawk was old Kate, by
a son of Dover Messenger, dam of X1111
gatuek, I.adj- Barton, by .Mainbrino l'ay
inastcr, by Mainbrino. I presuino this is
correct, but would like your opinion 011
thc subject. Truly yours,
Gkh. II. Kitts.
Kd. Wc spc nothing imirobal)le about
There is soinetliiiig "hnprobable" in
tlio statenicnt that "Morgadore" was slro
of l'rlucess, 2:.'i0." Ki. Kkoisti:!!.
2EPHYR, CH. M.
A good lnany jioople have forgotten all
about the niare Zephyr, thc dam of .loe
Bassett, the she of .lohustoti 2 :00 l-l,and
no doubt many Mipposc her to be dead.
She is on the contrary alive and hcalthy,
and a brood mare. Mr. .loe Bassett
handled thc mare when she was a three-year-old,
and drove lier a mile iu 2:52 at
that age. ltut to cut the story liort,thc
niare lcll Into the hands of Mr. K. .1. Gil
bert, at Charles City, la., lu 1870, sincc
whlch she has been bred as follows :
1881, Daisy, b. 111., by Scattergood.
1882, Mainbrino Zephyr, ch h, hy Keu
tucky I'riucc jr.
18SI, Stella G. b 111, by llcadllght.
1880, in foal to llcadllght.
Whcther or not Zephyr bred many
colts lu WIsconln, wc do not know; but
that theso whlch she had iu lowa arc
good ones, 110 one will disputc when they
coine to ask prices on tliein. Zephyr
niust havo been foaled about 1S02, and is
as lively as a crlckct now.
OLD JUDQE, 2:20 1-4-
The apponded lcttcr will pass as good
cvldence tliat Old .ludge and Dalton are
0110 and the sanic :
Waki:kh:i.d, Mass., Keh. S, 1SS(J.
Wm. Dlncan Dear Sir: Have you
any colts out of the old nmre Xannio
Hedgcs, and If so, pleasc glvo description,
prlce and speed If any. I owned Old
.ludge 2:20 1-1, and he is paid for (last
April, and I havo bill of salc from M. K.
Goodwln, 45 Kast 71th street, Xew York
clty). I'erhaiis Old .ludgo nlu't a trot-
ter, but we wlll seo this sprlng. I have a
party who if they eonld buy rlght, would
huy a colt from tho old niare.
.Ioiin P. Kl.lXd.
Care of .1. Dun Walton, Wakefleld,
Xnnulo Hcdgcsdled .Iiinc l.'l, 18S(l,from
cxhaustlou iu foallng a colt as large as a
yearling, preinaturely. She was by Xcd
Hawklns, by Shawhan's Tomllal; dam
by Itlue ltull. Her produce were:
1871 Old .ludge, by Mainbrino I'ilot,
1S7(! Carrle Tanner, by Smlth's X'or
wood. 1877 Hedgewood, by Smlth's Xor
wood. 1S80 lllggs niare, by Alniont I'llot.
1881 Itosemont, by Alniont I'llot.
1S8;1 Montc, by Alniont I'llot.
1SSI I'earl. bv St. Ormond.
I notico that In your Manual for 18811.
Kanny, tlie dam of Delaware 2:28, is
given a follow : "Ity General Taylor,
by (iulmby Mescnger." Delaware was
bred by Zndoek Townsend, and foaled
011 a farin partly iu thc limits of thi
clty and partly iu Xew Caetlc liundred.
He was foaled in tho sprlng of lSHO; was
sircd by Wyatt's Morgan ltlaek Ilawk.
His dain was a Hght bay niare, about 15
hands liigh, known lu thU sectlon as
Townsend I'anny, and by thcTownscnds
ealled Yellow I'anny. l'anny's dam was
a bay niare sald to have been rai-cd 011
the eastern shore of Maryland, and
known licrc as thc ltarston niare, from
tlic faet that belorc Townsend owned
her she belongcd to Dr. ltarton. Kanny
was slred by Stout's old Gen. Taylor, a
bay brown horse 10 liands high. I have
0110 of Stout's biils, datcd 185(1, in which
he glves tlio pedlgree of Gen. Taylor as
"Gen. Taylor was got by Young Sir
S0I0111011, hls grandam by Hainbow, hls
great grandam by Hector; Itainbow's
sire was Itliud Granby, his dam by old
Irish Gray ; his grand slre old hnported
Granby ; li'alnliow's dam got by I.oftv,
hs grandam bv Juniper. Gen. Tavlor's
1 dam was jrot by .lohn IIlll's Comct; Coni
ct was got by Mr. Aloxander I'orter's
celebrated running horse Godolphin. of
I Delaware statc; Comet's dam was got
I by the 1-inile hor-e Old Hickory, owned
iby.Mr. Itela Itadger. of I'ennylvania,
! near ItrUtid: grandam by iiuported hore
Itadgarctt, g. g. dain by Gray Kigure,
. iniporled I10111 Kngland ; g. g. g. dam by
' imporled hor.-e Wild Deer."
i At one tiine I owned a lull -iter to
I )''la are. and know the above to be cor
rect. I often drove Kanny with a niare I
i now own ; he could trot iu about l!;00,
and. with my mare Ilelen. uiade a good
! double teaiu. Delaware wa .'I ycar old
I when I bought lii- ster lrom tho Town-
-end. 1'roin the above you will ce that
Delaware i older than thc Mauual makes
hini. Your. repeettillly.
(ii:o. ( !. I.oiini'.l.l..
Wilmington, I )cl.
BLACK FLYINO CLOUD.
As you liave -olicited your readers to
lill up any mi?ing link in the 2 :.'!( sires,
I will ak you to make one eorrectlon
lrom what you have it iu tlic pedlgree ot
Illaek l'lying Clouii. I will lncloe 111
tliU a prlnted extraet of the death ol thc
horse eleven years ago, taken lrom tho
Watertown, Wis., I'epublican, March .'11.
1875, and in it you will lind his pedigreo
as it should be. I will state that I, lu
coinpany with It. Grangcr, bought Blaek
Klylng Cloud of S. W. Jewett of Wey
bridge, Vt., and II. S. llall of Galne, X.
Y., when hc was tour years old, and
brought hiin to Watertown, Wis., and
owned hini two years, and I poitivcly
belleve thc inclosed pedlgree to be fully
correct. If you wlll correct this pedl
gree before publisliing your book you
will greatly oblige 1110 and many of the
old horso's friends.
A. K. Knait, Rochester, Miuii.
Mr. Knapi is pcrsotially kuown to us;
he is a resident of town and reliablo.
(illAVKS Itito's. Rochester, .Minn.
IIKATII Ol" A VAI.fAlll.K IIOltSK.
Mr. D. .1. Woodward's celebrated stal
lion ltlaek Klylng ( 'loud died at the ta
ble ot C. II. Kerry, Watertown, Vi., ou
thc 2lith day of .March, 1875, of old age.
He was a beautiful blaek with white
faee and three white feet, standing about
10 hands high; bred by S. W. .lewett, of
Weybridge, Vt. Ile was brought to
Wisconin by Knapp iV I liangcr about
twenty years ago, who sohl him soon af
terwards tt 'llioinas Marsball of Oak
Grove, WN lor about 8:!00'1. Shue the
death '! Mr. Mar ball hc Unt been invncd
most of the tlme by a -toek a'-oclation,
and by Kerry it Woodard.
Blaek Klying Cloud was foaled in 1n51 ;
lio was slred by Ilill's Blaek Hawk. His
dam was also by Ilill's ltlaek Ilawk; she
was bred by i. Kdgar HIU and S. W.
Jewett, who owned her dam in partncr
shlp. The grandam was bred by Chas.
Howc ol Bridport, Vt.; she was by Har
ris" Hambletouian, who was from the
Munson mare by Bihop's Hainblctnuian ;
both by Iniported Messenger. Although
ltlaek Klylng Cloud was tliree-fourth
Illaek Ilawk, he did not reeinblo that
stock very much, belng larger, heavlcr-
boned, and haviug a longcr stride; thi
hc doubtless Iuherlted from tho Ham
bletouian side. IIo po-sesses in a marked
degree that peeuliar power of the
strong bred horse of stamplug his
progeny with his characterlstics. It
niade but little diircrence what hc was
bred to, hls colts all reseiublchim. They
were unlfornily large, niostiy 10 hands
hlgh; with loug necks, sharp iiolnted
ears, lofty carrlagc, with thc best of legs.
and fect, and posesscd of that long
slaahlng galt, whlch pleascs the eye of
He slred ltadger Glrl, record 2:25 1-2;
Clnoii niare, that could trot ln 2:1)0,
Cloud, blaek stallion, owned by .1. 11.
Hays, of Ilorlcon, Wis., Storm, owned
by C. S. Dole, of Crystal Lake, 111.;
Krank Korrester, ltlaek Diauiond, Ilan
ner Itoy and a nuinbcr of otlier good
ltadger Glrl Is thc only 011c of hls colts
tliat has evcr been tralned. Hehas prob
ably sircd morc than a liundred colts
tliat could trot in three mlnute.s. They
have usually sold 011 aeeount of their
beauty for llrst class carrlagc horscs,
some niatehed spans selllng as high as
85,000. They have been taken to all the
prlnclpal citles of the Cnited States St.
1'atll, St. I.ouU, Milwaukee, Chlcago,
Detroit, Tolcdo, llull'alo, Xcw York,
Ito-ton, I'hiladelphia, Italtlmore, I'eters
burg, Va., and Havana, Cuba. have each
thelr reprcsentativcn of ltlaek Klylng
Cloud. Hundrcds of hls colts have been
taken to Xew York aloue. Some of the
shrewd lior.-einen of that clty have niade
sinall foi'tuncs out of a tew car-loads of
ltlaek Klylng Cloud colts, whlch they
have pieked up through Dodge, .lell'er
son and Waukesha countli's. Water
town (Wis.) ltepubllcan, Mar. Itl, 1885.
FROM THE HORSE OF AMERICA,
VOL. II, PAGE 261-OLD
fKroni Dunton's fplrlt ot tho Turf.
Abdallah, b. c, foaled in 1820, bred by
lohn Treadwell of .lamaica, L. I., wa
by Maiubriuo; dam Ama.onia, by imp.
Mesenger; Mambrino was by imp.
Messenger; dam by imp. Sour Crout
imp. Whirliglg. Old Slamcrkin, by imp.
Wildalr, etc. We think it extremcly
doubttul about Ama.onia' s belng by imp.
Messenger. Ity refcrence to this voluuic
on pagc l.'t5 and l.'i'i the Treadwell mare
(whleli we suppose and have every rlght
to think is Ama.onia) trotted in 1821, a
nille ln 2 :1!I, but lier slre and dain are
not given iu The Sporting Maga.ine for
1810. On pagc 1 10 will he found the fol-
, lowing: "John W. Iliint, (., of I.ex
I ington. Ky., has recently pureharcd two
very llne trotting stallions, seleeted in
tliis vieiuity exprely for hini by tho
eclltor of this uiaga.ine. One of them,
Abdallah, was bred by .lohn Treadwell,
Ki.. of .lauiaiea, L. I.. and wa foaled
' lu 1820; was got by the celebrated .Main
brino (-011 ol imp. Me enger), out rt
Mr. T' eiiually celebrated niare Aina.o
nia. who lor ten ycar or inore had no
' -uperior 011 the road. Abdallah i- a
beautitul bay without w hite, 15 hands.
Hc wa- -lightly tralnod at fotir years
old, and was considered the fastest hor-e
011 I.ong Island. Xo purses belng oll'ered
at thc thue, lor trotting, Mr. T. put him
, into the breeding -tud where he proved
hiinselt a -ure loal getter and won the
With tbc exception of Andrew .lack-.-011.
for wiioin .-5.000 ha- been refu-ed.
Abilallab is the line-t limbed and mo-t
blood-llke lior-e we evcr -aw. Kor one
ot hi- get. I.ady Blanche. 82.000 ha
beeii relii-ed. l'he other hor-e C01111110
dore was bred by Col. Benj. Albertson.
ol Xorth Ilempsti'd. Queens county,
I.. I.. and foaled in 182-. Ile was aNo
got by M.unbiiuo, hi- dam by Tiue
Anieriean (a 5011 of Volunteer, who was
gol by imp. Mes-enger.) grandaui by
T0111 Itogus, iuiiorted by Gen. Iturgoyne
of the Itritish army.
Coininodore is belioved to have more
strains of the blood of Old Messenger in
his vcins than any lior-i- reinaiuhig 011
I.ong Island. He I- a ricli blood bay,
with 110 other white than a pretty star,
over 10 liands high, and of iiniucne sub-
stancc and pow er. Hc isa liorse of noble
prescucc anil unusually linc action, and
his stock is lield in high estimation by
the breelers of I.ong Island where everv-
thing Iu relation to liiin and his get is
Wc cannot belicve that a gcntleinan so
well informed as the late T. W. I'orter
would have niade such a mistako as to
statc that Coniuiodore had inore of the
Mes-enger blood in his vcins than any
liorse on I.ong Island, when he bad pur-
j cha-ed both liorses. Ama.onia was eel
j ebrated, and it -eein- rea-onable from her
1 celebrity, that 11 -he was by hnported
I .Messenger, the tact would have been
stated, and Abdallah been creillted with
thi- inore than desirable MefSenger cro--,
and not Coiniuodoie. The truth ot the
niatter is, the iri of Ainaonia i- 1111
iKroui tlui We-tern iioit-mau.)
! Mr. Wllson inforined niethat he would
give a matinee with his u u horres and
I we returned to the l'ark, where the
llrst to draw our attentlou was the bay
geldlng Marco, -ired by Smuggler, 2:15,
foaled ln 18S1. Thiss'a lilg strong fel
low with a very marked incliuation to
paec; so much so that Mr. Jones gave
liiin his exerciso with hobbles ou and hc
worked very easy and smootli. Xcxt
was the bay mare I.ottic Thorne, record
2:27, but aiile to trot iu 2:20, by Main
brino I'ateheu. Havhig worked her tho
day prcvious, her exercUe was niostiy
contliied to a jog. Xext Mr. Wllson ap
peared behlud the pride of the place, tho
majestle Slmmons, who as he cnierged
from the stable with his blaek and glossy
coat, showed undisimtable evideuce of
good breeding and caro. Tlils belng his
second thue to harncss slnce thc season
has partly closed, he was not In condl-
tiou ior iast worK, so preparaiory to
brush of a iiuarter, hc was logged
filiuwr ut 11111 ffrtnt tltn tlifiwfttmftttt t.J
...l.t..t. 1... .11.1 1.. ! 1
very creditablu showhi with po Piual
nn (iiiiuiiui in uih n 1 n 1 t ? iiniju
hitentloii, I belleve, to liuve lihn comli
tlonetl and drlveii for u fa?t record thi
"V 4 - 1 Al. . Illl...
My-Mone' bv Sultan. with Mr. WIIpo
up, and "Iludd Doble," three years old
1... ..11, a f t 1..
1 !,.!. . 1 .).
I 1 M I.. 11 .fi.i 1 . t
miluuu ti 11 1111; 111 o; iiil'v w e r 1
bed out, and brought out aaln and sen
! 1 1.. Lt ,l 1 .
aiuiiir a iiiiil1 iu ). iiiu iiir i uarier 1
f8 A peeonds without an eil'urt. whleli
i'iiiiiiiii iL 11 1 l'.ii. iiiti 1 1 11 iii;i iii'i: 1 111 1 iu 1 w 1
ycar-old Sultan colt, considcring the fac
uiat .'11 yy iion eiiis uui ics llia
200 pounds. it then belng 12 o'elock w
repaired to the resldenee to replenih th
Inner tnan, and after an introduction to th
respectlve nicmbers of the fainily di
aniiilc u-tice to tlic rool tliln!:' tirovli
ed by the pleasaut ho-tes. Diuner ovei
in coinpany with .Miss Wllson, a most ai
coinpllshed and eiitertainlng young lad
wc returneil to the club hou-e to wate
.......-. Al'lll . !..!..
lin; uunj;,iuis " 11KC lllllo, iuui t .u
old, by Hambi'lno, dam by Gcorg
Wilkes, and Itig Krank, 2:. II, by the Sul
ran, rauc ineir oxercise. Aiter uein
-ent an eay mile ln 2;-ls, a short breatl
llic soell w:l- fivell iilld tllev :ione:ire
for a sccond trial, this tinie to giv
Wilkes Itrino a fast niile with Mr. .lone
nn. On recclvlug the word 20, the
went away very tcady, Wilkes in th
lead, reaching the ipiartcr in 41) 1-2 sec
rm.U TW.,M. tl.n l.n.l- 5t,-..t,.l, ltlir l.Viil.l
who is able to trot In about 2 :27, carrie
1.,. i:.ti.. ri 1 . .. ... i.:j, .1.
mhm eu an ciiauces 01 ;i iai iniie. xne
however reachcd the half lnl:21, tli
three (juarters in 2:011-2, finlshing th
mile in 2 :-!5, whlch is 110 nieasure of hi
speed. It was the hitcntion of Mr. .lone
to give Itig Krank a fast mile, but it b
irau 10 raiu, snoiiinir an cu.uiees 01 wi
nessinjr the fatcst mile of the day.
t . ..!,! 1 H. l'!-t T..I.
ieo ue iiarueiic, oay siainou, uy .luont
T l.nf O .O-. .1..... r ...1.. .1. Innnfti.
pcrfeet nioilel of beauty possessing a
the speed and excelleiice of sire and dai
coinbined. Tho next two colts by Ind
anapolis, 2 :21, and two yeariings by Sin
111011-. inen tne great paciug mare ou
gle, and a ho-t of other too nuincroiis t
niention; all showing !.? and -peed wil
plentv ol stvle, denotlng great care i
Ilaving to leave at I o'elock, I bid adk
... 1 I ' 1.! - I
uui wa- oriveii 10 uie ueioi uv .'i
. . . .1. .. . 1... XI
.lone-, con-idering my.-elf well repaid fi
tlin tli.n. tn.iif in n ti. 1 k. 1 M 1 1
DUMU'.X, V. S.
HALF MILE TRACK.
Draw two parallel linc- 000 feet lon
and 452 feet 5 inches ajiart. llall wa
ueiwoeu me exireuie euus, oi nie iw
parallel llne-, drlve a stake: then loop
WirO !ll'lill!HI Tlll. ol.'ll.l' Mlllir .11flll.r. i
reaeli to eitlier s,ie; tlien iiiauc a iri
as oftell as a fenee post Is needed. Whe
thi- operation is liui-lied, at both eii'l
the 000 foot parallel llnes, the track
latd out. The in-ide leuee will re-t
.1... I! 1 1... .1... 1. .. Ml
ure half a nille three teet from the lenc
The turn- should be thrown up an iuc
to tno loot, and uie streiciies may i
from 15 to (iO feet wide.
LETTER FROM THE REV. JOHN
OF THE CATHOLIO CHURCH,
MnXKIIAM. X. .1.. Sept. 27. 18S0.
Denr Sir: If vou have a nrinted cat.
logue of your liorses, I should be please
to liave a copy.
Ynn ilo well to stiok to the mmil ol
Morgan blood. We want really goo
roaastcrs nags tliat are at once stynsi
iast, lougu anil sensioie. .miw au aouin
ant eviH'i-ienee nas snow ii nie inai n
oeiiereiass im .iioriruii- aie auno-i iina
iable of this klnil. l ntil last .May
fiit'iw.i.ikftifir-,iiiiriiA iiiiiw.r iii ti.!iii
pulled rein over. rnfortunately he w:
niureil. anil I have evcr smce been vau
iv Trv'intr in iiii niii iiimi'i. i irn.iiii i
initii' iu m s eountv n:is a -on oi risri
liolds him, however, at a very tail pric
Iu or about Xew ork clty lt is oi
the hardest thing- in the world to get
iiVMI l,.l.l-ll tU .lll.l.lllln .!. .. .......
ble llgure. I am ouile readv to nial.i
ot getting the rlght artlcle.
.Ioiin Baxti it.
ll.i-.i i'i.ii mit iiiilililn.il n I.ttln wnr
on the Morgan'? Where can I get
i i - i
ran llor-es the coiulng winter. jKl
PHILIP ALLEN, SON OF BLACK HAWK.
HlNOKl.KY, IU., Sept. 21, 180.
Mlt. .1. ItATTEl.l.,
IJinr .Sir; ours of .March .lii cani
iuc eugravmg oi "t'uiup .iieu nau uo
i .i i i.... i... ......... .
oeen nesii ovi'ii or iom ine paii i
1 1 1 t i i. .. r ......... . ..
iiuiii i iiiniii'ii il :i ivw ii'ais iinii. 111 11-
ior a simimiiii eou ne nau inai wus ue
e .. in i. 1. . .1.... .
bv the old liorse.
I have just recelved it, and wheneve
......! it. r..ll ...i.ll..w. .i. . ........ .
i... .1 llti......f ...i......... 1.. T....,.i.. '1
II, llllill-lll IHI.-l.ll- 111 I llllll'lll ..
. 1 ..6,".
And If there
woiilil llko to know .iboot btui I wil
willhiirlv glvo vou all tho inforniation
can. I have owned a great many thou
1 1 . i itf.. i.... i... . i.
only ouo I evcr tied to, and would no
sell when I wa oll'ered all ho was worth
Ile was decldedly the most styllsh, ain
the most perlect hlgh-knee acting, au
' rlatie-stepping horse l cver saw, anil ;
nor-e or verv I'reat eiuliiraiiee. w lt
a i ,,lenty of gainc and pluck.
a ' l have lllled out the euclosed blank a