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AWAITING CAPTAIN REES ANSWER. Close Friends Think He Will Accept the Presiding Judgeship of New Orleans. New York, July 22. It is settled that Matt J. Winn will lie the general manager of both tracks at New Orleans next winter and that one license for trainers ami jockeys will suffice, but until Captain James H. Rees, of Memphis, gives liis an swer the presiding judgeship will be held in abeyance. Captain Rees has been reluctant about re-entering the stand, but it is said that he has been won over and some of his close friends say he will accept. A proposal was made to Charles F. Price, of Louisville, which is conditional on the answer of Captain Rees. The judges will be either Messrs. Rees and McDowell or Messrs. Price and McDowell. Mr. McDowell has been one of the officials at New Orleans for many years and it 5s settled that he -will return. As was stated last week. Mars Cassidy has accepted the position of starter. There has been no announcement as to where A. R. Dade will nut in the winter. Ed W. Maginn, It is settled, will succeed . Martin Nathan-son as racing secretary at the Fair Grounds and it may be that he will be employed in the same capacity at City Park. If not, Harry Kuhl will make the program and look after the offiee at City Park. John Ilachmeister will look after the Cella interests on the financial side.