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TO IMPROVE VIRGINIA HUNTERS. The Virginia Hunters Improvement Association was organized at a meeting of horsenic«i iu the New Willard Hotel in Washington last week. The memtiers of the association, embracing many of the most prominent people in the stale and KfeV sentative of all sections of Virginia, are pledged to effortn to promote the breediug of hunters and maintain this breed of horses iu that popularity it has enjoyed in Virginia for so many years. The association proposes to accomplish this end by maintaining a register of Virginia hunters; by placing thoroughbred btallions at many points in the state and by offering prizes for the best Virginia-bred hunter colts of registered stock. The association is capitalized at 0,000. and will tie incorporated in a few days. Following are the officers: Harry Groouie of Warrenton, president; Dr. James Kerr of Washington and Warrenton, vice-president; Charles Griffin Herring of Harrisonburg, secretary-treasurer. The following are the honorary vice-presidents of the association: A. S. Craven. Greenwood; W. W. Bennett, Buchanan; W. W. Sanford, Orange; H. T. Oxnard, Upperville; Roy G. Mitchell, Clarke county; Charles U. Uurkamp, Fredericksburg; u. Rozier Dulany, Washington; W. C. Eustis, Leesburg; Arthur Han-co k. Charlottesville; James H. McGavock. Max Meadows; A. L. Warthen. Front Royal; H. C. P.eattie. Richmond: M. B. Lewis, Lynchburg: J. Jeiiky n Davies. Mana-sas; Charles Wheeler, Warrenton; Julian Morris, Keswick; James D. Hall. Jr.. Warieiitmi .lames K. Maddu-. Warrenton; Henry G. Herring. Bridewater; Henry Fairfax, Aldie; F. Astlev Cooper, Warrenton: Henry C. Stuart, F.Ik t.ar.bii; It.bert Neville, elbotil lie ; St. George Bi an. Richmond: F. A. B. Portmaii, Warrenton; R. H. Dulany. Ipperville; B. G. Butler. Boyce: Charles II. Hooff. Seminary: Brook R. Miller. Sperryville: W I. lownes. Culpeper; W. I. Kandolph, Mill wood; C. I . I.anghoine. GiveliwtKxl; Thomas Atkinson, h | i|oiis ille; K. Kinystou Salisbury. Linden; A. O. Portncr. Manassas; c. W. Suilih, Warrenton, and A. II. Chiche-lei, Leesburg.