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.I'IMS NOItFOJiK NIOWS FIMIUY. AI'dUST 25
THE THREE MINUTE CLASS CUT
DOWN TO 224 ! :
FIRST DAY STARTS OUT WELL
Following a Threatening Morning the
Afternoon Turned Out Almost Per
fect Good Crowd Witnessed the
First Day's Races The Results.
fl-'iofr. iirsclny'H Dnlly ]
3:00 : First money won by Lockott ,
Howell , driver ; second , money won
by Mncmmttn , Lungseii , driver ; third
money won by Miss 1'actoim , Kay driv
er ; fourth money won by Mnrandn ,
Young , driver.
The 2Ii5 : nice was won by I'nruiiln
na , driven by John Kny ; HCCOIK ! mon
ey was won by Moore , driven by
Mooro. Third money was taken by
William Panic , driven by HobbliiH.
Fourth money was won by Anna Hush ,
driven by Woods.
The 2:18 : race waa won by Honest
Abe , time , 2:2' : . Star Onlda took
second money , Reuben Wi , third ; The
Rebel , fourth.
Thcro was a good gallery to watch
the- Initial performance In the two
days' race meeting In Norfolk. With
the grandstand nearly filled and a good
turnout of carriages on the quarter
stretch , the fleet footed equities began
their struggles for the purses in Nor
folk. At Precisely 2 : II5 o'clock yesterday
afternoon Judge II. Wade Glllls of To-
kaiiKih , the starter for races on both
days , called the first heat in the three-
Despite the cloudy and threatening
weather of the forenoon , the afternoon
i turned off warm and fair and the track
was in superb condition for the com
At 2 o'clock the band started things
by giving a lively bit of mimic. Then
the fireworks began.
OHlcials for the races wore selected
The timers were P. Barnes , Norfolk ;
Woods Cones , Plorco ; C. II. Vail ,
Norfolk. Judges were M. D. Huffman ,
Neligh ; T. D. Preeco , Battle Creek ;
Luke North , Columbus. II. Wade Gll
lls of Tekamah is starter.
3:00 : Race.
The horses that lined up In the first
heat of the 3:00 : trot or puce were Miss
Pactona , Kay driving ; Miss Gund , Cal
Matthieson ; Locket , Howell ; Delia
Ford , Carlton ; Maranda , Young ; Hilly
A Onward , Davis ; Macanatta , Lungscn.
S William Panic and Moore , scheduled
for the race , did not Ret in for the first
heat but came up for the second. Af
ter considerable scoring the field got
off nicely. Tlie fir&t heat resulted :
Locket , first ; Macanatta , second ; Miss
Pactona , third ; Maranda , fourth ; Miss
Gund , Delia Ford , I3111y Onward. Time
The second heat was won by Locket ,
time 2:21 : ; Macanatta , second ; Maran
da , third ; Miss Pactona , fourth ; Delia
Ford , Miss Gund , Dllly Onward.
Jy. Every starter in the race was a pac-
f' ' or. It was the first time Miss Gund
had over faced a starter and she did
The third heat was won by Locket ,
time 2:27 : ; Macanatta , second ; Delia
vord , third ; Miss Pnotonn , fourfh ; Bil
ly Onward , fifth ; Marandn , sixth ThN
gave the race to Locket f , second mon
ey to Mncanattn , third inoiipy to Miss
Pactona and fourth money to Maranda.
2:35 : Trot or 2:40 : Pace.
The line up In the 2:35 : trot or 2:40 :
pace was : William Panic , Hobblns ;
Moore , Moore ; Anna Rush , Woods ;
Henry McVera , Young , and Parplnna ,
fa Kay. The boat was taken by Parpin-
N na , tlmo 2:30 : 4. Moore was second ,
Anna Rush third , WilJinrn Panic fourth
and Henry McVora fifth. It was a race
between Moore and Kny from the
start. Moore led for a quarter mile ,
when Pnrplnna paspod , receiving a
hand from the grandstand. Neither
Moore nor Kay drove as fust as they
might , each holding back until Woods
almost got into first place under the
The second heat was practically a
repetition of the first , except bettor
time was made , the beat being won in
2:2Gii. : and Woods dropped back to
font th 'place. Parplnna won , Moore
cocond , Panic third , Rush fourth and
The third and last heat of the race
was won by Parapiuna , malting it
Ibreo straight ; tlmo 2:28. : Moore was
second , William Panic third , Henry
McVera , fourth , Anna Rush fifth. In
this heat Robblns , driver of William
Paula , complained that ho had be n
pocketed on the turn , alleging tbnt
Kay had left an opening and had then I
closed in on it.
2:18 : Trst cr Pace.
' Intense Interest centered In the 2:18 :
trot or pace. Harry Booth was the
only hort.0 driwn cut and n. field of
sis started. They were Lottie Medi
um , Vail ; Reuben W. . Steeln ; Btur
Outda , Grunke ; Honest Abe , MoNab : j
Bravo On. Kay ; The Rabel , Young. ]
Two of thosn horses wore Norfolk
horses I ottlo Medium , Vail ; and ! j
lloubon W. , Stcclo. The horses scored j j
JL ' and scored before they got a start In i
( ho first beat. Honest Abe. the big
gray , came up Invnrlnbly In the lead , i i
Finally Judge Willis lost patience and
cautioned McNab to keep Abe back. j |
"I shall certainly enforce penalties , "
lie said , and the crowd cheered. Again
McNab came up ahead. "My horse j
pulls so hard , " explained the driver. |
"Put your foot In the wheel , " retorted (
Gillls with ready wit and the crowd I
The first heat was won by Honest
Abe , tlmo 2:22A : ; Star Onlda , second ;
TUo Rebel , third ; Lottlo Medium ,
fourth ; Reuben W. , fifth ; Uravo On ,
sixth. Dravo On broke almost all the
way around the track. Vail with "Lot
tlo Medium was In the lead to the
home stretch , when his mare broke
and allowed Honest Abp to finish first.
Vail was In the lead the first tlmo
around and received a glad hand. The
reaj horse race then developed for
second place. Star Onlda and The
Rebel raced furiously for It and It
took careful watching to note which
came under the wirefirst. .
The second heat was won by Honest
Abe , time 2:22Vj : : Star Onlda , second ;
Reuben W. , ( bird ; Uravo On , fourth ;
The Rebel , fifth ; Lottie Medium , sixth.
The scoring in this heat was pro
longed. Lottlo Medium broke fre
quently and lost In the race on a
break. The driver of Honest Abe
claimed that the other drivers weie
trying to score his horse to death.
The trouble , however , lay with the
The third and last heat In the 2:18 :
race was won by Honest Abe , time ,
2:23 : % ; The Rebel , second , Reuben W.
third ; Star Onlda , fourth ; Uravo On ,
fifth and Untie Medium sixth.
While the horses wore- scoring ,
Uravo On , a mammoth and handsome
bay driven by John Kay , behaved wild
ly and sped half around the track be
fore ho could bo slopped. It was pre
dicted tlmt he would run away before
the heat ended. In the last score ho
ran Into another sulky and tipped bis
own over. Kay , driver , was thiown
out , but , holding desperately to the ]
reins , ho hold Ilravo On down until
the racer was hailed. Kay wan
dragged for some distance.
Notes From the Trncksldc.
Towns surrounding Norfolk which
are to later have race tneotlngq of
their own , did the handsome thing on
the first day by sending largo delega
tions to show that their hearts wore
In the right place. Norfolk , In turn ,
will reciprocate when the time conies.
Among these towns wore Neligh , Hattie -
tie Creek , Madison. Croighton , Stanton
and Pierce though Plerco is not plan
ning a race mooting.
Among those who came down from
Noligh were W. W. Cole , secretary
of the Neligh races ; Mayor M. B. IIuit-
man , Mr. Seymour , Mr. Klrhpatrick ,
Mr. Jenkins and W. T. Wattles. They
brought a delegation of forty people
In a special coach. They are advertis
ing the Nollgh carnival , which will beheld
hold September 13 , 11 and 1fi. The
carnival lias hotter street attractions
this year than over. A piano worth
$300 will bo given away.
Plerco was represented by Woods
Cones , Mr. Hough and a number of
others. They say that a big crowd
will bo bore Thursday for the rnros.
Rain frightened them Wednesday
morning , but they will send more on
T. D. Preoce and a large number of
Dattle Creek people were present for
the first day's racing. They wore
frightened by the rains of Wednesday
morning , but they will send more on
Secretary Rynearson of Madison
was hero to push the county fair and
races. A large number of Madison
people are coming up on Thursday.
John S. Hancock headed a good del
egation from Stanton. A largo crowd
are coming Thursday , returning by
freight at night.
During the first race , while the
starters were f-forfng considerably ,
and when they had gone under the
wire in a futile attempt at getting off ,
someone In the grandstand yelled ,
"Go. " Wliilo It meant little to the
grandstand. It was significant to the
drivers , whoso nervous tension Is
great , anyway , and Judge Glllls took
occasion the next moment to request
that the practice lie abandoned.
In the first heat of the 2:35 : race ,
ono driver complained that another
drove into bis sulky , dragging bis
wheel some distance , Intentionally.
The judges demanded that this stop.
"That finish in the first heat of the
2:35 : race. " said Judge Glllls. "was
sort of n r.nston and Alfonso affair
'after you , ' all the while. "
"John Kay is the strongest man In
the state for his size , " said M. n. Huff
man of Neligh , speaking of the driver
who was thrpwn and dragged but who ,
for all ( hat , held the reins. "No horse
over ran away with him. Ho could
pull till the reins broke. "
In scoring , HIllv Onward , driven by
Davis , always lagged behind. Finally
Judge Glllin urged Davis to get up
oven "Get Into motion quicker , " ho
said , "you won't run over anybody. "
W. II. Hlakoinan , track policeman ,
was garbed In rough rider fashion nnrt
resembled Roosevelt to considerable
Burr Taft went over the track at In-
tervals with the King road machine ,
which placed the track In bettor and
Bob Appleby won among the Stanton -
ton visitors during the first afternoon.
iThe free-for-all race Thursday af
ternoon will be a rattling good ono.
Among the best horses that \vlll Mart
In this race are Captain Mack , Nibbfl.
Star Onlda and .Tohn A. Hicks. This
race Is for a purse of $200 the biggest
prize In the. bunch.
U was estimated that there were bo-
tween 900 and 1,000 spectators on the
grounds the first afternoon.
The Initial day of the two days'
race mooting to DO hold in Norfolk
dawned with a clouded sky and a
forecast for showers from the weather
man. A heavy fog overhung the race
track at day break and the heart of
Secretary Braasch sank with a thud.
JTho preparations , however , went mcr-
rily on Just as though It couldn't rain
If It wanted to , and the horsemen kept
a stiff upper Up. Most of them be
lieved that It was not going to rain.
Workmen were early astir at the i
race track , preparing the Judge's
stand , getting the roadbed trimmed
Into excellent condition and lliilm up
the driveways from the entrance gate
to the quarter stretch.
This morning President Mathowson
decided to change the hour for begin
ning the races from I ! to 2 o'clock and
the events for tomorrow will com
mence at 2 , also , so that persons from
out of town planning to attend , should
take note and bo on Imndoarly.
Not much was done this morning In
the way of working out the horses , as
their energy was needed for this af
THE RAIN PUT THE TRACK IN THE
SOFT ALL AROUND AT THE POLE
Gnsolcnc Burned on the Course to
Dry It Out The Free for All Dcvel-
opes Good Time Despite the Slow
Track Crowds Were Better.
' . . , . .
Tl.Mf-'l'iV" Mntlv 1
The froo-for-all race the big rare
of the ( wo days for ( lie $200 purse
was won by John A. Illcks , Hum 2.2m , .
Nlbbs. Hie trotter , look second mnncv ;
Captain Mack , Iho Pierce horse , third ;
and The Rebel , drhen by Young ,
The 2:25 : trot or 2:30 : pace was von
by Mncanaltn , time 2:2(1 : ( . Second
moiipv was won by Shady G , third UK M
ov bv The Gale , fourth money was di
vided between Hurry Booth and Aslin-
In spite of Iho hard rain I'int ' Ml
c1urtnn the nluhl , and the cloudy -mil
iinclenring skies of the mmnlnir , " ' < >
Nofolk race Hack was In not at nil
bad condition this afternoon , niter | I
haul work on ( bo nnit of the maun <
tnonf during the morning , and If vi * .
with a better crowd than onVodnc. . I
d'v ; that the first hont In the nflorntimi '
was cnlled. The Rrmu'-Mnrl wai moi-
than thiep-qunj-JeiP flllorl ind ( ho IIUMI-
bor of cnii'lnRP1' nloiiT the quarter
stretch was IPH-OI thnn nn the fl' ' t i
day. Trains at noon brought a few
visitors Into the cltv from surronndln"
towns , but on account of the throat on
Ingonlhci of the morning , the
crowds from out of tiwn were percop
tlblv cut down. The attendance of
Norfolk people , hrwover , was bettor
thnn on Hie flrpl nfternoon.
At noon ami for n cnuplo of hour's
durinc the nflornnon. nt the micro-
tion of Charles Dncnn gasoline \\-is
burned on the track In Iho soft ppot
and the fiio dried out the course nice
The Ri'ontoet Interest of the after
noon , before the races started , was in
the froo-for-all race , with the purse of
1200 fho largest In HIP two dnvs * rio-
! ng The field simmered down lo four
stnrfois bv 3 o'clock Captain Mack
fXiilauf , ) Nlbbs fCnrlton. ) The Rebel
( Young. ) and John A Illcks ( Crokor. )
The raily betting and there was con
siderable wagoriim fnvorod Nlbbs and
John A. Hicks , although there was a
good crowd of enthusiastic followers
of CnpMIn Mock ilown from Piorno.
The other two rpci-s were the 2:23 : trot i
or 2i'1 ! pace. HI il f nm'ihi" i ' ( ll'i
onlv ( . .nMohina ; event of the two dnvs
The 2'25 event wis the first on Hie
nrnerrm , with ° 1x stnrtors. Tb rp
were seven nfnvtore in tl < e ejalloplnsr ,
PO thnt It was verv keenly contested
and Intensely IntnresHnp : .
TntltrPB were the pnnin as Wodnoprinv
with tbo exception of George W. Losey ,
\ < bo toolc Preopo' nlnce. Preoc siid
they edited the judges too nwiiv bard
names on the first dav. The Indies
were Ooorcc W. Lo ev. Battle Crook :
AT. n. Huffman , N'eligh ; Luke North ,
Columbus. Timers weio Bob Apploby ,
Rtnntou- IT Vail NorfolV- A
name Norfolk. JudRO II. Wade Gili
Us was tb starter again.
I'oefuiso of the narrow ( rick duo to
the muddy polo the field bad to start
in two tiers , throe abreast.
When tlmo came for the ' .oo-for-nli
there were jurt a quartet of starters ,
nil others having boon drawn. The
starters were Captain Mack ( Zulnnf , )
Nlbbs ( Carlton. ) The Rebel ( Young ) ,
and John A. Hicks ( frokor. ) Lottlo
Medium , Reuben W. , Star Oneida and
Honest Abe were drawn on account of
their hard racing Wednoodnv. A blind
entrance fee was mn < lo up because five
nro nooo irv. Interest was keved up
to a hlrli pitch before the race , and
the racing justified It. Captain Mack
lias been In training all summer In
KovfoM- and Hioro wan much local oni
thuplism on tMn horse because of the
Pierce owf 'iln. Woods Cones was
on tip toe all during the moo.
Tlie first heat -was won bv John A.
H'okp ' , after a hard bitt'o ' niid In one
of the protllost flrlvrq POCM on the
trnc't , tlmo 23M. : C " < tnin Mnck look
the lead In t' " > first limo nro'ind and
held It up until n few foot of the wire
I wiion Hicks fipf-d up bpaiitlfullv nnd
'took ' the heat bv a neck. It was n
| horse race all the way round , nil fin-
, l hlng In a bnnch. This heat dellgh'od
the crowd. i
The second heat of the frco-for-all
wan won by John A. Hlokn , tlmo : : l't ! i
Nlbbs was second. Captain Mack third |
and The Rebel fourth. Owlnsr to foul
driving by Young , The Rebel , who finIshed -
Ished second , was sot back to fourth
place. This drew applause from the
crowd. Young protested vehemently
but was silenced by Judge GIHI.u. The
strife that had developed by thin tlmo
foretold an Intense finish of the raco.
i The third and last heat of the race
was won by John A. Illcks , tlmo 2:25- :
15 Nlbbs , the trotter , WUH second ,
The Rebel third and Captain Muck
Tlie money WUH divided John A
Illcks first ; Nlblw Hocoiid. Captain
Mack third and The Rebel fourth
22D ! Trot or 2:30 : Pnce.
There were six starters In Iho race
-Harry Booth ( Oroor. ) Minnie Wllhos
( Woods , ) Hlmdy (1 ( ( Kny. ) The Gale
( Young , ) Astramonl ( CuHliman , ) Mac-
nuuttn ( Luugscu. )
The Hist bent was won by Miicaual
In , ( line 2:27. : The Oulo was second ,
Kluidy n third. Astramoul fourth , Hai
ry Booth fifth and MliinloVllkoaslth. .
Young , with Tlie Ualo , hold his Imrso
back by lying hack on Iho iclus.
The second boat of tills nu-o was won
by Macauiiftii , tlmo 2:2S. : Shad > 0. wan
second , The Gale third , Astriimoul
fourth , Harry Booth fifth , and Mlnnlo
WIIUc H last. MlnnloVllttoH WUH drawn
from Iho nice after ( ills honl , having
phi veil out.
Tlie thhd bout mid nice \\iis won by
Macanatla , I line SiSHMj. Shady 0 fin
ished second , The Gain third , Hurry
Booth fourth , Astramoul hist.
The money goes : llrnl to Mnenunttn ,
second lo Shady (3 ( , Ililid In The Gulo
and fourth money was divided between
Harry Booth and AHlriuimnl.
Tim starters in the runnlm : race ,
half mile and repo-u , WTIV Kin- ; Lee
( llniry Reed , ) Jcsslo It ( I'M ' CIIMOII , )
Glen Scott ( Mlliulo Scotl. ) Kllllo O
( W. R. Smith. ) Willie P ( S I1 'I ml
nor , ) Pal Ornu (13. ( Dolwii ) and Indv
Clar ( O. Dllllgor. )
The first heat was won bv Pal Oinn ,
Ladv Clare secon-1 . ) < idi < It Ililid ,
Glenn Scotl fourth. Willie P. Ill'lli.
Kittle A sivlli nivl ICin-c l.i > o. who
failed lo . .stintvn allowed ID sliirl
again pr sovilb I'-MSF Tlm
Just after Hin field of iiinii
been stalled In the flint b"-l
Smith , rider of KliiR I or , was linooKod
off and fell flat on tl'o ' lr > rl : S > nMh
was nol hurl In HIP tail mid UN his
liois ( was the trailer , ho oscnped d in-
ger from other hoofs. Me IH pi iliT in
the Hartford barber shop , Nniiolk.
Glen Scott , ( he horse which nn Into
King Lee , was hurt by the collision
and was bleeding when the no\l boat
WHS called , so that ho wes ( 'lawn ' from
the race. lie finished fourth In the
first iieat. Bets had to go , as IIP had
TICKS FROM THE STOP WATCHES
Little Notcc of Interest From the
Holt Applebv , the veteran "p'lilsmnn
from Slaiilon. was hero ncain. liob
made a bit In Noifollnt do end of
the first firemen's tournament , wbon ,
in honor of Stnnton's famous vloton ,
lie rode around town on the back of a
donkey and made 11 vciv wlttv sneocli.
Hob danced a cake wall ; across the
track dii'lim the afternoon.
John Kav's sulky was broken in the
fall of the first afteino'in. nnd hud lo
lie pent to ( lie factory , lie borrowed
a sulky Thursday.
The time miido was a great deal
faster than was Indicated by flic watch
es , because of ( lie verv long mMes
made on the trade. The polo hoi so
made a long mlle but the horse in the
rim of ( lie track added five seconds to
Ills work on neeount of the distance ,
It \\ts : i si inmli d bllu' nd - th.il
i' ' L' ' ! on Hi-it tt.icU wiisi i < \y \ ' | fi-lrr
than 2:20. :
Minnie Wllkes toro her elbow In
the first bent and It had to bo bandaged -
dagod before she went again.
Cnrlton , driver of Nlbbs , complained
that In the first heat of the froo-for all
the three other drivers nockotr-d him
and widened out so that he couldn't
got a chance to pass. Men were after
ward stationed along the track at In
tervals to watch this.
This was the first afternoon that
Shady i G , the handsome little 3-voar-
old driven bv John Kay , had over start
ed , In all his llfo. HO moves with n
magnificent i palt and gave Mncanatta
n i close rub for the oooond bent. As
it \ was bo boat out Tlie Gain. There
was but n neck between Mncanntta and
C L. Wnttlcs of Nellgb was one of
Iho visitors at the track. Sheriff
Frlosbie ] nlso was here from Stnriton.
Ono running horse rider appeared
in I the jndqon' Rtnnri and requested
Judge C.llllH to prov * ' < < o > 'Honor
going | In the race unMl the wiijis of
the I rider weie paid. Judge Olllls said
that I bo had no authority to Interfere.
The mn 'c during the two divs of
racing i was oxoor'lonallv ' good , and un
ions ono were Informed he would bard-
ly 1 realise that It was belrg furnished |
by I an impromptu band of unoicianlr.cdi
musicians congregated for the ooei-1
Blon. i All are Norfolk people except ,
Leader Co-npl-m of Wlsner and Bohn- ,
ort of Wayro , V-IM OPMO to 1" lp out
local plaverB. Thjpsl two days have
demonstrated that Norfolk has an
abundance of musical talent for a first
WOULD KILL WIFE , BURN HOME
August Thomas Has Been Locked up
For Thirty Days In Jail.
For threatening to burn up his house
land kill his wife nnd children , Ausust
Thomas , a man about thirty-five years
iot JIRO from South Norfolk , was this
iiiiornlnpr nentenerd to thirty days In
the county Jail. Ho was arrested last
nl < ? ht on complaint of his wife , Olllcer
Livingstone making the arrest. Ho
has been taken to Madison.
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