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(Ciiitinucd l-'i-oiii l-'lrsl- ruRi-.i tho list. Thls wiir called lho I'oyton ? take. out of nll the iniinliintlims only finlr riitite to Ihe posl?produce ot lillun, l>y fluhotis iiml lllencor, otilor.-d by .1. Klrkuian, of L.uilslunn; produce Of Imported Pclphlne, by W'hlskor nn.l Plfthlpn, enl.-tiil by I'oloiii'l lluinplnn, pi-iuluc- of I.iluc, by Importetl Lc-vhithun ? ud Imported Skylstrk. nud produce of Black Mnrlu, by ISullpso nnd itiiporlc.l Luzborotigh. The race wns won ny Mr. ICIrkninn's rnlr.v. whlch hc, in con scqucnt-i'. named I'eytoiin. An o-xiinilnution of lho port rall of our Marla, done hy Troyc, and put Hl the head of this (-ketch, shown iliui hei' coi?fornialloii w.-m fnull.v ln many rexpei-ts*?shoulders loo stralght, lier Walsl lot. smiill, nnil her I.nily and huck too long. bul sln- had the deep chcst necessary to hold lungs nnd heart, and the i-eucli ii.ssnry to get speed. Her Strlile wns vory long, hor head und Beck woti' good, better tluin was usual In ICcilpsc colts, Slio' iwm coal black, and stoi.,1 flfteen hnnils threo lnclicH under thc stnndnnl. Hlie ran Iwenly-flve races, nnd won thlfteon of ineni. IOIoven uf lhene were Joi-kcy i-liili races ut lliroo nnd milr^. Soventcen >>f her races at fonr-nillcs heats?forty-two of four miles making IfiS miles. four woro liout She seem as flt. owner. s tl consoquen have hocn run ns often unlit ?> lo tlie i-li.-ir.-n-lcrlstlcM of her bo, for sporl sako, novef pald Sho ivns much Immmered ln and if mon- i-iii-efiil!;, hsndlcil wmild. no doubt, havo won a much larger proportlon of her races, as she was a mare of considerable spcrd, lincked hy unettdlhg endurnhec aml Indomltiiblo gitine, Inherlted from hor anccstors. To Black Marla belongs tlie .llstinc tlon, milqiie among American horstw, so far ns I cnn find. of havlng boen the only American horso to run flvo four-mlle heats In one day In a rcgulnr race, nnd win Ihe race. Tho race Is one of tlie nolnble ones of thls country. lt. was partlctpated In by four mares. Itlnck Marla, Trifle, a llttlo chcstnul ninre, bred by Mr. Thomas Qravos. <.f Chostorfleld, Va., only 11 hands 2 inches hlgh. hy Sir Charles, by Slr Archy, entered hy Mr. "U'llliam It. .lohnson; Lady Relief, a mare owned by Dr. I-:. A. Darcy, nnd by Kclip.se. out of Marla .Slunimerkln, and Slini, by l-'lying Chelders. out of Molly Longlegs, by llarwood, the prop? erty of J. C. Tillotson, but entered by Alr. Bela Badger. Marla w-as ?lx years old, Relief five, Trifle and Sllin four. Horses. ngos nre now arbitrarlly reckoned Irom the 1st ot January. At that tlme they wero reckoned in the South from the 1st of Muy; that Is under the prestit system n colt foaled ln February, 1!?07, would ho one yenr old on the 1st of January, 1908. nnd romain one year ol.l untll the 31st of December. 1008, when he would In roallty be a year and eleven months old. Under the old Southern system the colt became a yearling on the 1st ot May ln the year followlng that in whlch he was foaled. The four mares carried Northern welghts, which were less than tlie-Kng llsli, but groater than the Southern. In South Carolina a two-year-old carried "a feather." about SO pounds, a threo yoar-old. 90 pounds, n four-year-old 30: pounds, a flve-year-old 112 pounds, a slx-year-old 120 pounds, and ageil horses 126 pounds. This matter of welghts is all important. Seven pounds Is consldered to make a difference of 240 yards ln four miles, and I have heard it sald that Major Tom Dos well's father had two horses so nearly malehed that the boy wlio carried the stable keys ln hls pocket would losc the race. The Intervals br-tween heats In the North were thlrty mlnutes, nnd for four-mile heats ln the South forty-five mlnutes. ? Thls "race of the mares." as it was called. was run ln 1S32, ovor the Union Course, L. J., for a joekey club pursc ln 8:06. 7:55. 8:13. 8:39 and 8:47, an average of 8:20 to tlie heat, and '1:05 to the mlle. which i.s very slow for to day, if we take the race hy miles, but no mean foat lf -we take lt as a wholo ?twenty miles ln 41:40 is "golng some." At any rate It created intense excitement at the tlme. The race was a grewelllng one ln every heat. ."*h-i^H wpn the lirst heat ? from Triflc,1iliy*ja'ltrei'nendous burst ln the home gtretch. .,_?? and Marla, ran a dead distanclng Slini, but Tho third heat was ho beat out noilof Whe?Marla third. lle.l for lho. fourth u no way dlstressed. mltig and Trifle In good shupo," Tl-is heat w.-is won *>-.? Lady Flellcf, who beat out the strotcli. When thoy f-Hino np for heat "noilof wns nll iii.^ ?( sorry and Maria now hegins the ground. Thia sln- had i before. Off they go, Itel Trifle aftor her and Black Marla allow lng no gap. She stlcks t.. them llkr h splrlt. In thc- nlnctcenth mile tlu gallmit llttlo Trifle is rcluctantly com? pelled io give ii up. Tlio Kt-iips,. marfu are obstlnntely determlned to 'pla> out the. play," nnd thc llltlr: cliostnu is taken off the track, completelj 'done up.' Now comes the Hlruggl for the iionnrs of tho Iwcntleth niil. between two half-slsters?whalohon hotli an.l 'novor glvo up's the. word. They flght each other, each rusliing th other in turn, untll flnally Marlu's su perlor cotirago aml stainlua win ou "Neither of Iho mares," says (he wrlte: "seemed much -l/KtreHscd, and thoy ra tbe lust mi Hi thc greatest spir and stoutiiess." bul tlu-y suffered al jterwards. Itellei' dled wltliin it fo weeks from ii cold aml exhuustlni 'I'nfie was jaicj np untll the Koptpmbt of iho followlng year, whllo Marl cartie around by May of thu onsiiln joar, und ran and won two raccs i that month. Tnese Inng-dUtatice hoat race-: hav io i-iillr,' dvanluui hard |. be tli is h-rrihlo tosts ?.( we read of ih? "freely i-..-i i<?.-.?. ?-. plied" for mll< l-'i-llphi* anrl Ro: Ihe concluhlon cruelty lu ihem [ew, vory fow. ln tlii-se races rtilued for llff rulned by tlio - lay. It Is reii true, hsvliig s? lUthority, Iiml flled from oxhu trai-k than Ihe i It ls ceil.iln developed auri purpose, "sti.-k iver wo may ?n" whon "done be developed i .loli for." uud Wl nd 0Ultlva.il I DEUCHTf Ul MVTUHIC. PWVP^VrTOL^ LIQUID POWDI PAt IrHiinmHIed. Tlio stniltiiess nnd -ritmo or thr. present 1 hnroiighhred Is no dotilit Inrgoiy due lo tliosi* griiollng foiir mlle-lie-y 1'flCOB "f llm years gone hy. A Klntii'i* nt a fow of lliose races muy luif bu liiiliilcrcKtlngi Bcllpae botil llcnry nl Union Course, ln IS33, ln 7:."7 1-2, 7:l!i D'.ltl Sllll? Ili'iny wlnnlng tlio flrst lieot nnd innk I Ing :i r.rni'il. Tlton ciune.s tlio ru.'o ,'ni...vi* uoftCrll/c'il over snino courso ln '? 1832. ln lsl.1 1'nnliinn bent Hnstnn, snino I courso, ln 7:;i- 1-2 nnd 7:ir., hronkliig '| iietn-y'.s reuoid. : ln 18ID Tdlly lin heal llostnnit nnd i Free Trade, ai snmn course, ln 7:.1.1 1-;', ?|7:43 1-3, 1:52 uinl SilO 1-2?-Froe Trade [wlnnlng flrsl heat. Lady t'llfdeu rdrj ovi.|- tu.. Unloii Courso lu 7:11, 7:1.1 1-2 ! iin.i I'M, MI.im T.mle. on ihe Metnlrle trilrk, lii-hii; Ihl'efl yenrs nnd eleven months Old, niiii carrying elghty-lliroo pounds, ; ran ln IM, 7:no nnd 7:fi?. LOllls d'Or rnn nt snino ngi> nnd on sitnie truck In 7:41, 7:flfl nntl 7:47. Joff Davls, nt Wnslilngton, S. C, ran lu 7:42, 7:11 utul 8:17. Dfck Doty bent Llllle Floa nt Lex? ington ln 7:*S7 1-2 and 7:1(1 1-2. Red Eye heat NIna aiul Lnwsnn nt rtn.nd Hnck, 7:46, 7:10 1-2 and 7:4fi? I Ued ISj'O ciirrylng 121 iiountls on llil.i j track, fourteen seconds ln four mlles. I slowor than tiie Metnlrle; a marvolotia j tierforniaiice. liotl Kyo beat One Eye Joe nnd '"nriny [ l-'ern,. nt Baltimore, ln 7:43, 7:15 nnd 8:24?another poor truck. L-econto hent T.exlnglnn nt Mottilnn t!ii'*k. ln 7:2fl, 7:38 :i-l?hontIng the rci-nrd. I.e.\lngton rut thls down ll ii match Hguliist tlmd to 7:ir? .'!-!,, nnd Ihen hpiii |t ln ii rnce sgnlnst l.econl.*. | I-'ollowirnft <1i<1 It ln 7:lf? 1-2 and Tenbr'o'eck ln 7:tr. t-2, wiiicii stood until Luerrlla Borgla cut tho record ln 7:1.1. A wonderful j<*.ngiisli performance was thnt of Mr. Oshnldestoti. who lin dortook to rldo 200 mlles lu lon hour--. He dld lt with twonty-elght horses, in seven hours nlneteen iiiiiiiites four seconds, nnd allowing fnr changes ,vtd rests ln eiglil liours und forty-two niln ulo/-. lle wclghod 11>I pounds. Tlie lmrsetf wero all thoroughbreds. and rnn ln four-mllo heats, somo belng tiBiid more thnn iiiii-r*. 'rriinhy, who inadn iho best performanco nf tho lot, wns imported lo Amerlca. A more wonder? ful foat nf nndiii-anco Is that (rocordtfd hy COlonol n, I. Dnilge) of Ihe pony express man, who carried the mnll from El Phhii tn Clilliualitia, thltln-r oiii*p ? week nnd hnck tho next. The country wns full ot Apaehe fndliiti*-. ntul ho rodo only at nlght. He dld the dlstnnce?"00 mlles?ln three cotl secutlvo nights. rested hls pony four days. returning ovor tlie .100 miles tr Ihroo nlghls. Thls the pony kept U|) for nt least six months wlthout dtmlllll tlon ''of flre or flcsh." The pony was II hands. uud carried witli rider. mall and plaln's outf11?at lenst 200 pounds ?ar.d aubatated entirely on bunch grass. All of whlch shows thnt wo hnd good blood here when we, commenced to Ini port. "IS (Continued From Flrst I'age.) Hall), stroke . 11 41*, R. Boyle (Trlnlty Hall), cox. . 11 4'/j ? KignlHes a Blue. A letter,has been received in Dublin from Mr. Rlchard Croker. one of the syndicate of sportsmen who are pro vidlng tlie ?1.500 purse for Burns and Roche on March 17th. Mr. Croker, writing from AEsan. says he is deter mlned to ho back ln Dublin to see the ] contest between tlie Canadian and the: Trishninn, as* he feels convinced lt will be one of the finest exhlbitlons ever j wltnessed. Les Sportsj of Paris, has dlscovered that Tommy Burns is a Frenchman. His real name. says tlio journal re? ferred to, ls Noe Brusseau, and while his fatlicr was a puro Breton, lils mother wns of German oxtra'otton. The fact that Mme. Brusseau being of Teu tonlc orlgln, however, rather waters the French claim to Burns on nation allstic grounds. Alhert Shrubb, the tvorlrt' champinn I long-dl.i'aitco runner, who has Just re j turned from the other side. likes thc States. In a rerent intervlew, Shrubb suid: "How dn I like Amerlca? "Why, 7 am ! moro than pleased with tlie country. ! 1 was tfeatoO iu a moal hospl table ? manner; 110 ono could. have received greater klndness than I dld, from tlie j first. day I steppcil asliorn to tlio day I I loft on the Mauretaiila. "Tho ruiltiera there." ho roiiiarkod, y'nre just as good as our own ppople, |but sporlamen hold fllfterent oplnlons j to ps ln ihe manner of tralnlng. All athletes ure tralned Wlth a vlew to ox tending tln* Htri.le. ln long-dlstance i-H?*e*i I connldor (hls aa thelr great mlstako. as tho men overoxort tlu-in aolvos." Shrubb l.as great eonlldetice tliai llic Slars anil snipes will flgure prnml nently <n the forthcomlng Olympje games. He sald: "Tlierp is nan Kellv; who lias been tinied to do the hundrod in 3*54 seconds* ho Ih comlng ovor. T-hcii Ihero is Sheppard, r.r Now York. the hult-nillo champlon. He hns heen doing tho li.in- rurlotigs ln 1 mlliuto ."." s.M-.in.iti nml 1 mlnuto nml 56 seconds ii,* is thc llnot-l half-mllo runner I huvc ; ovor seen. "lle Is n rea) goer; 1 can tell you '.an.l lf nt and well, wlU wln. As l< I Taylor, tli" tiuarlor-u'-it-nillo Ijo'y, 1 an 'told ho lias iliinc i*;i-:> bocoikIs, nn. - ho siiniiid stand n good eliance. , O ?jlngii jumpors they liave ..ue or twi ? xcellont Him". aml itlthbugh 1 havo no 1 seen them, 1 ani ussurod thoy will wnu 1 a iot of boatlhg." ?M Seven natlons huve onterod tor th '?.. aerbimutlo grand prltse, ?el fnr Oclobe r 18th, and start Ing from Berlin. Pranct al Oormany, Holgluiii. Spain. Amorleu am K i;iig|iin.l wlH starl threo hnllnnns our! 111 and Swltaorland iwo. A serlous prob 1 loin already .frouis llu- Berllti cotn ?e mlltee. iih 11 is snld Uinl Ihe facllllio ii- for gas produolng aro llmited ln olgh io tecn hiilloons. Elther llu- baljoofis wi' y have ln start 011 Iwo days or will hav .? to bo hidated n 1 illfterenl points 1 ? norlln i.l...111 ihe siiine illstanco froi the stat't at Tegal. .,* j Tlio lai-l glrder for tho Blool slruc i,. turo "f Ihe greal Kladl'imi al Shepherd ....' Btiah, l.i.niliiii. iu wiil.it tlio Olymp ,1 ganiOH "Hi be coittflktnd ihis yoar, ln .,. ; 1,11111 iilaieil iii poBltiOP, anil S0I118 Mr j. can now bo obtalned of iho iiiagnltui ' o( iho Brltlali Olymplc Aaaociatlon iiliili'itaklni-. Tiihi KtadlllllV has bet ' 1 deslgned to aucoiriinodata 7.0.0011 sikh tati.i's. ii tt (1. licsidi'S, will i-.inlilili l-onii ror Ihe iiunpi'lltiirs, ollli-luls aiul goi "'" .-ral publlc nn.l a lu! uf Iloor sptt, foi oxhlhltti uf sportlim liiipinnii'iitH. Upward uf twopty couutiioH ha' '"' forniod OlymplQ committees lo promo ''*! the partlc'lpallon nf thelr uthlctes '" these liitniOB, aml if tlio iiumi rospoi ?'?' .1- Uny ImVQ lil'DinlHCil. tlie inoolli ho win Im 011,0 uf tho greatoHt nyer he] ? The Anii-1'ifiii. r.iinniitii.i. haa beon me f n.iiv. nnd ln reply lo 11 olfCUllir as eh, <? -.vi.ai t/venta they Int.miiI ln compete ite ) tln- Boerotory has ropllea, "All." NEWS OF HORSES AND HORSEMEN bnv trnilhig ninre, lire yenrs old, by lluranrn, SiSOVl. miuii fli-lle'?'., !?' Clny. Fern Kellnm la ?wned by Dr. F. O. Kel- j liim, of III- l.i.in.ni. BY \V. .1. CAHTI'.ll ("IIHO.VI) HOt'K"). Tho speclnl salo nf trotters and pacers conducted by thc Smyth Bro'th ers-MelMcary-MoClcllan Coriiptiny, for Harblson. .lewell & Patterson, of Lex? lngton. |<>-.. at tho Southern Stoclc Yards, Itlchmond, Va., oh Tuesday, Peb runry 25th, wus qulte. u. SUCCSSS, as tho nffulr was well attended! whllo blil dlng wns llvely and ut least fair prlces i-ttled for the class of stock offored. Tlm local contlngCnt of horsoinon wns well represented, whlle others catno from Pliliadelphla, Baltlmore, Wash ington, Italelgh, Columbia, B. ?'.. anu other Southern polnts. The highest prlces of tho salo wero credlted to Virginia horsenion, as O. Weniple, the Danvllle tobacconlst, paid $750 ror the hay murcs, Kentucky and Vlrglnln, slx years old, for a coach team, whlle for road drlvlng hn got tho bay mare, Queen Sign. 2:19 1-4, by .Sllvor Sign. for $350, utui seemlngly nulte a bargain ln the speedy bay geldlng, JVihn Aller ton, 2:22 3-4, by Allerton, 2:03 1-4, out of .Tennlc llulse, dam of Lady Gall Hamllton, 2;Ot5 1-1, by Baron Wilkes, for $275. Charles McLeod, of Lynch? burg, Vn.. made a bld of $100, the top prlce of tho sale, and got the llvo-year old black. Glady.s O., full slster to May Earl, 2:10 1-4, by Sum Maieo, 2:13 1-1, dam Annle ICurl, by Karlmont, 2:09 3-4. Thls maro is a trotter, and wlth Wll? llam Grlffy up. could show a lot of speed along tho strctchea of an elghth of a mile track, under cover of the m.immoth sale buru. Hlie la credlted with a. trial in 2:1S 1-i last season, and Mr. McLood will place her ln training agaln. During past years this Lynch? burg horso funcler has owned, among other trotters. Lucena, 2:22 1-4, tlie full sister of Stormcllffe, 2:13 1-4, slre of The Brone.no, 2:00 3-4. J. C. Curtls. of Denbigh, Va., got a smoothly turned I two-year-old fllly in Artie Bell, by ! Gom Bell, for $110. Charles McDermott. the wealthy [ contractor, of Washington, D. C, who has a big stable of trotters and pacers tralnlng in chargo of Robert Brawley, wired an order and secured tlio com hlned saddle and harness geldings Beau Brummel and Little Dutcliiiian for $5S0. T. M. Arrasmith, of Grecns | boro, N. C. secretary of the North Carolina Raeing Clrcult, bought sev I eral head, among them the blg brown three-year-old fllly, -lay Mary, by Jay I Hawker, 2:11 3-1, dam Mary Arden. by the llon-hearted race-hoise, Charley Herr, 2:07 1-4. B. W. Southeriahd, of Ail. Ollve, N. C, who Is preparlng to engage In the wholesnlc horse and rnule trade at KUlunond, Va., secured some, half-dozen iiead of .llkely yOunghtors by good slres of speed. as did Georgo M. Harden, or Raleigh. N. C. K. M. Boze, of Rlchmond, seemlngly got a bargain In . Illuslnn 2:2S 3-1, the big slashlng buy mare, 6, by .lay Hawker, "nt ol Tho Wldow (', by General Wilkes. ns did Anlliony T. Grifflth in i.iitlo Promlse, tho two-year-old hay fllly. hy Happy Promlse, dam Lucile, by Bannortnark, for $35n. Both Illuslon and I.lttlo Promlse joln Silas Smlth's stuhlo at Aci-a ,touk Farm. Other local buyers Included A. XV, McClny, AV. A. Noul. II. C. Chainberlaln, .1. XV. Brooks, .Tr., John Frazier. who secured a two-year-old son of Charley Herr for $215; Q. T. Friend, Irvlng J, Coffiti Thomas Anderson, James H. Grant. Hugh Crosham, XV. II. Cosby, J. A. Hysllp aiul A. S. Gratit. Tho Nortli Carollhians, C. \V. Mllls aiul \V. 11. Mc l-lachorn, of Wilmington; lt. L. Grcen vlllo. Henry M. ?velit, Don Scott, oC Goldaboro. and \V. A. Mitchell, of Kln ston, wero also llberal buyers. During tho day sixty neail were sold, and In but a slnglo Instanco did ligures fall nn..or $100, nnd that for an undor Hlzod two-yenr-oui that brought $S0. wuich would iniilcuto rathor a flrm inurket hore ln splto of itilvcrse finan? clal condltlons. 'i'lio dnatilmous oloclion of Major 1'. I'. Johnston as president of the Na? tlonul Trottlng Association ut tho re Lont blennlul congress of members of tlmt poworful organlzatlon ln Now Vork, was a source of pleasuro and mtlsfactlon both to numerous frlonds in Virginia, tlio Stutc of his nativity, md ln Kentucky, his adopted homo. ] As a soldler, statesman and jprlst, i ...njor Johnston haa ottalned dlstlnc ilon, whlle hls admlnlstratlon of af? falrs of the National Trottlng Asso? clatlon for ovor twenty years has been signallzed by unusual ablllty and al ivays a strlct sense of falrneas and iustlce. Absoiutely fearicss In the pur itiit of right, but always tolerant and inindful of the rights of others. as ih of executive of tho National Trot? tlng Associatiuii Major Johnston has laboretl in an untlring mannor for the best Interests of harness ra< ing, whlch hns gainou him tlin respect of a host of the trotting-horsi! world In a wide sense. Tin- black colt. one yoar old, hy Oakland Baron. 2:09 1-4, recently purchased by J. B. Hudnall, of Llillan. Vn.; from thc Hudson Rlver Ktock Farm, Poughkeepsle, N. Y., is doing nlcely in his ni-v* home, and ls well thought of by Mr. Hudnall, who waa formerly Interested In a hackney stal? lion. This well bred youngster's daui is DeylPs Daughter, 2:19 3-4. by Dure Devil, 2:09; second dam Opponent, bv Madrid, aon of src-orgo 'Wilkes, 2:22: th.i'd dam tho famous brood mare Santa Claus, dam of Vatican, 2:18 and five others, by Maglc, son of American Clay. Tho sun of Oakland Baron will be developed and then used as a stock horse, whlcli seems fitting, as Llllna ls in "N'orthumberland county, whero, as In tho nclghborlng countles of Lan castor aml Mathews, qulte a numher of harness horses aro bred, and thls ln troductlon of new blood wlll ho wel comc-d by tho crosperous farmlng com inunlties of that section ot Virginia. ? ? ? Among tho brood mares owned by Dr, James Kerr, ln the Antrim Stud. Warrenton, Va., aro Aunt Sally, dam of Follow <>o. tho steeplechaser; Leplda, hy Magnetlzer, Bonnio Dc-a, a slako wlnner, by imported Ksher, and An nolee, by Tremont, dam Nellie Van, a, wlnner of nlnotecn races, by Enqiilrer. Those mares and others ln tho Antlrni Stud wero bred ln 1907 to Olytnpian, tho son nf Domino und Bello of May wo.ui, hy Huntor'a Lexlngton. Dlon Kerr, who dlreots affalrs for his futh er, Dr. Kerr. at Antrim, ls wintering a stable of Htoepiechasers at thc farm, aud wlll havo somo of them ready to start at tlu- Washlngton splrng meet? ing. The stable Includes KsSex, a good wlnner lnst season, by Judgo Morrows, dam Mitnosa; Bed Lion, full brother to Kssex; Go'den Glow, by Twelfth Knlght, nnd aomo eight or ten othera. ? ? ? Fred Burns, lato wlth tho Ramapo Stock t''ann, Spring Valley, N. Y., but now socond tralner to Al Fnnnoek for Mr. Lowls Vv'lnan" of Brlghton, Eng laiul, was 'In tho enrly nlnctles wllh S?. E. Mcllcnry nt Freeport, 111., for whom hc was a carctakor, and looked nfter Jorin H. Oentry. 2:00 1-2, whon thnt son of Ashland Wllkes passed to Holt & Scott, of Orahnm. N. C, ln 1S04. Wlth tho latter flrm Burns ro malncd engaged as tralner ln 1835, and raced dovernor Holt, 2:15, thon a two yenr-old; Llssn, 2:16 3-4, and other horses, whllo later ho tralncd at other polnts ln North Carolina and then drlfted Enst, whero he has been em? ployed durlng more recent yeara. ? ? ? Seven of ihe got of tho Ellorsllo stal? llon, Imported Fathorlesa, son of Ison omy uud Orphan Agnes, havo been re? turned wlnnerg thla season, whlch places him among tlio leading slalllona of 1908. Hls Hut of wlnnors lucludea Allce, Blameless, both of which aro two year-olds; Godfather, Hancock, Mara ter, No Falhor and Workmald, all of which wero bred in tho Ellerslle Stud. Anntlior member ot tho llst of leading a tall Iona of thls aeason Is Russell, tho son of Eolus. who wns bred at Ellers lli*. und of whose get flve havo been returned W Inner a. Russell Ih now twenty years old, and Is owned In Kentucky. His dam was Tlllle Russell, by Scathelock, and sho out of the fn mous War Song. dam of Eole, Eon, St. Savlour, etc. ? ? ? Pr. Fred C. Kellam, the canccr npo jilalist, of Richmond, owns a good . looklng young mare that promlses to ! make speed at the trot, with proper handllng. ln Fern Kellam, tlie five-year old daughter of Bursaro, 2:20 l-i, and Belle C, 2:32 1-2, full sister to tho .stotit-heartod campalgner Albert C, 2:18 1-2. She was bred on tho Eastern .Shore of Vlrginla. her dam'a slre, Clay, belng the best son of Walker Morrill, who got tho grand race mare Lamp Glrl,- 2:0*1, tho fnstert of Vlrglnla-bred trotte-rs. Dr. Kellam ls now drlvlng the bay mare on the road, but later wlli p.ace her ln tralnlng. ? 9 ? B. T. Ames, Cape Charles, Va., has lost by death, due to pneumonia. the chestnut fllly, Edith union. tiiree years old, by Russio Rivsaell, by Bay Rose. Sho was bred at hanta Rose Farm, Cal., and then pa-iacd to Hon. Sterllng R. Il-Iolt. of Indianapolls, who consignod I hor to the old Gldry sale ln New York | last fall, where she was purchased by Alr. Ames and sliippcd to Vlrginla. Edlili Dlllon not only showed speed herself, but she was full sister to Ruth I.'Illon, III. 2:ir, 1-4, und trial 2:10 lnst season, hence her untlmely death Is unfortunate for her owncr. ? ? * ? Waterway. a recent winner over tho jumps at New Orleans, was bred by ,'L E. Lane, of Esmont, Va., by whom he was'sold somo two months slnce to H. Kllppen. of Charlottesville, Va. Water? way, whose namo suggesta a very happy el'foit in tho line of nomencla tiire, was slrcd by Imported "Water Level. dam Runaway, by Algerlne, the Vlrglnla-bred son of Abo El Kader and famous old Nino, by Boston. Mule-Raising Very Profltable to the Farmer UY .1. fi. l.-ICHNF.YIIOl r;n, n. V. s., Slnlc Volcriiiiirlun. When ymi consider lho faet that a goi.,1 blg palr pf mules. wlll sell al? most unywhcro iu ihls country to-duy for rrom $400 to $500 a pair at tho ago of ave years, aml that whllo ilovelop Ing, farm work ludps ihem from tlie ages of two and threo yours until they havo gotten tholr growth, you can see lhat ihese anlmals nro bntiuil to be protitabio to thc farmer, becauso wo.k dcvelops them, and thus. enablos them to moro ihan pny-for thelr keep whllo they nre growing lnto sulahlo anlmals. An.l when they aro matured they com? mand good prices. Agaln, work seems to como naturai to the mule. ln ordor to brc-al- thom oll thut ls necousary ls lo put mi lho harness and littch the aiiimnl t.. ihe wagon or plow, and, ns a mi.-, after about two hours' careful MR. WILLS'S FINE DOGS I.ouisa, va.. Fobruary 29.?Tho n> sheriff of 1/nilsu county. f.ouiKU. Va., i Dom. Tlie dogs ni-i- Jusi ono year old, Inwod n trull llfly hours old u dlstuin niui'iloroi' who had escnped tleteetlon, ' I'.'ngllsh nud half SoClthoi'n b|QOd|iopud, .vlih uccuiucy, ne is n plclure of Mr, .. ?el ^ * ul hla two blooilhouiids. 01?K ,aim Al lho uro ol nlne months lioilfol of ilvo miles t" tho reiilih i <? ox n io liiMiiidM uro well hrcd. ?"' \% '' '"j Viirv -Ul fullow a tnill roacUly uim handllng, tho anlmal is never any moro trouble to work, as he goes up agalnst the eollar from tho very r-eginulug. The mulo Is very Intelllgent, too. If his owner's pasturo ls not qulte as good as hls nelghbors iio doea not hesitale to jump r flvo plank fence at nlght, and after helping hlmself to tho nolgh bor'a grass return homo before morn? lng in ordor to get hls hreakfast be? fore golng to tho plotigh. lf you abuso him ho will treat you good for a month in order to get you ln a positlon to re? turn tho compljment, when ho will make au lmpression on you that you will not forget. No anlmal can do more work thnn tho mulo In a glven length of tlme. As a rule, ihoy are very eas? lly kept, and nro unconmionly strong for their Inches, ln shlpplng or slabllng they are nothing llko as suo ject to Injury as horses, nnd. ns to feed, n mulo will thrlvo <m what tho horse will refuse. The followlng ls copled from a letter whlch l recelvod from Mr. A. .1. Huff, of Fleet,' Washingtiui county, Vn., ono of tho greatest brccd ora ot' 'mulos In Iho Stato: "Tho average farmer wlth ordlnary maros, or nccesslhln to a good Jack should hreed good mulos, as tho itiulot will sell younger than horses, aud tlu runner can mnko his mulos do hls worJi bejtween Iho nges of two nnd ono-hall nn.l llve years'nnd sell them to luiii bernien and eoul mlnes, otc, when thej nre ln iholr prlme, whlch'work re 'iiilros inatured stock. Tho farinor cui thon rop]a.uo tho nmturod inules will younger mulos. By doing thls ho nevei woars out ?, muln, and It does not cos' hlm luiythliig fi>|. work stock, as thi growth ni' iiic* mulo more than pay hlm Ihe cost nf raising. Mulo-ralslii'; Hhniild im llinltotl to about tho iiiini her reiiuirod tn work tho farin a young nges. Tlio farm that would ro nuliv six iiiuturoil mules to oporat.o would. or iHitirao, rmiiilro from olght U ten youiiBor ones, nud whon you takt into uinA^ai-tu-uui, taiat you would havo The Highest Bid Takes This Piano! How Much Will You Gioe? This new, high-grade standard Upright Kini ball Piano is to go to thc* person sciiding in thc highest bid. If there is only one bid, it takes thc Piano. If yourvoffcr is thc big gest one, then positivcly you get thc Piano. It's a Grand Opportunity to Secure a Kimball Piano at Your Price Because we have put no price on thc instrument. It.is go? ing to thc person offcring thc best price. If you want a Piano ?if you want a good one?then send in your bid now?at i oncfi. Terms in Reach of All $25 Cash and $8 Per Month You need not hesitate on account of the terms. They are easy. Thc Piano is a beautiful mahogany case, and a regular standard Kimball make. HOW TO BID.?Scnd in your bid, care "Bid Depart? ment," Walter D. Moses & Co. Send as many bids as you like. AU bids will be placed in box until the end of the con? test, March 30, 1908. Letters lcoming by mail will bc placed in ballot box by letter carricr. At thc close of the contest three promincnt citizens will go over thc bids and award thc Piano to thc highest biddcr. Thc Piano is on exhibition in our windovv. Thc ballot box is beside it. Wc stand back of this offer?it will be fairly conducted. Writc now. Get thc Piano. Walter D. Moses & Co., 103 East Broad Street Oldest Music House in Virginia. March 1st in Ihe Annals of Sport. isso_National Yacht lng Assoclatlon of the Unlted Statos organized. jijij*'_James II. Hart, catcht-r on tho Chlcago American Leaguo world's championshlp team of 1906, born at Everett. Mass. 18S6_At HurllnKt'in la.: C.\ li. Wynian, wlth 22-caIlbro rlfle, at dlatanco of ?Ih fet-t. broke All kIubh balls out of 6"0. 1 jiOO_At Ucar l.uk?\ Mlnti.: Ilugh McCormlok defeated Axel Taulsen ln ton-inlla skutlng ruco for |?00. Ig59_At Sai?tnaw, Mleli.: George Ijivlgno and George blddons fought seven ty-seven-round draw. 1905_At Grand Rapids: Jolm 1*. Sulllvan knocked out Jack McCormlck In second round. ... . , .. T ? , 1906_At Chelsen, Mass.: Sam Langford knocked out Larry Temple In flf tci-ntli round. " - ,, 1907_At Plttsburg: Normnn Haptle broke world s record ln quarter-mlle indoor ico skatlng, making 0:38 1-5. ones, twos, threes, fours and flves pos? sibly on hand at the samo tlme, they would be about all that any one farm could take care of; at the samo timo you would not havo any more work stock than you would need to culti vato the farm. My plan is never to let a mulo get old on my hands, but to sell them as soon aa they aro fully matured and at thelr beat. My ex? perlence has been that horaea and miiles ralsed on our .Southwest Vir? ginia bluegrass and wlntered on oaf.s and hay, wlth a llmited umount ot corn, mako the best aniniala on earth." As to the above oplnlon of Mr. A, 3. Huff, I nppreciato lt very much, an.l feel sure that by taking hls advlce thc mule industry can be mado even more prolltablo lu thla country than it ls now. In breedlng inules, lme all other anl? mals, always try to breed the very best type of anlmal you can. In my oplnlon, tlio most valuable mule is a qulck. clean-bullt mule that will stand nol hlgher than IB hands, though ln good ordor will welght not less thnn 1,175 and better lf 1,200 pounds. He should havo good, big' flat bonoa, e?peclally bolow the hocks, nlso a good, atrong well niusclcd back, well devclopo; quartcra and a good big body; shoulO bo well mountod ln front, and ln fact a breedy looklng but compact mule Now, In order to produce a mulo likf llils you must brood a maro of some quallty as to breedlng, and eapoclallv a good Indlvidual that la absolutely conatitutlonally sound and welghs nol less thnn 1,200 pnunda, And standa fui 10 hands, wlth good bone, musolo atlC general conformatlon, and a good inllker, to a Jack that ls nnt only well bred, but exceptlonally well do voloped and a good-mado Indlvidual. BY J. ('. FKKNKVIIOUGfl. Query "No. 1, Would you advlse breedlng a mare that has bono-spavln? Sho ls uot very lame except nfter a hard drlvo. jTlie mare la well bred. Answor No. 1. I would not brced tho mare lf she has bone-apavln. bc caii8o she la conatltutlonally uiiBouml, and a colt from her ls apt to lnherit weak hocks. lf lt does not develop bonc spavln, The predlapoaltlon Is very apt to bo inherited by tlie offsprlng. Query No. 2. I havo a liorso that slobbors constantly and has been do? ing so now for a week. What shall I do wlth him? Answor No. 2. Tako the horso to a voterlnarian and have hla mouth cx amined. Elther hia hla tongue or teeth need attentlon I suapect. Query No. 3. How much water should a horse bo allowed lo drink dur? lng a day? Answor No. 3. Let tho horse have water three times a day?morning. noon and nlght?before fecdlng, aml allow hlm to drink Just aa much as ho wanta to each tlme, and tho anlmal wlU not drink too much or too little. Specials in Groceries! 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