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JACK ATIINS GREAT SPEED CANTERS AWAY FROM KINGS DAUGHTER AND OTHER FAST ONES. I Ray Thompson Defeats Arch Oldham La- jeunesse Again Mr. Pea-, i body a Surprise. New Orleans, La. , December 17. In the six furlongs handicap, the feature race of the program at the Fair Grounds today, Barney Schreibers three-year-old bay colt, Jack Atkin, conceded lumps of weight to all of his opponents, made his own pace and won in a romp. Jack Atkius impost of 127 pounds sat lightly on the big striding Sain colt, and he set a sizzling pace, going to the half in 402, with everything back of him driving. At no time during the running was the result in doubt. After opening up a lead of a half-dozen lengths when making the turn into the homestretch, Notter took a restraining hold and Jack Atkin cantered" home the easiest kind of a winner. On his showing today Jack Atkin looks like the champion of the sprinting division here this winter. J. M. Gorman of Cincinnati lias heen anxious to secure him from Schreiber, and it would not be at all surprising if the transfer is made within the next few days. Gormans plan is to ship Jack Atkin to England, start him in a selling race and bet heavily on him. It is believed that J. J. Ryan is interested with Gorman in ttfe deal. The two leading riders, McDaniel and Notter, had two winning mounts each during the afternoon. Favorites were victorious in four of the six races, the successful choices being Ray Thompson, La-jeunesse. Jack Atkin and Goldway. The arrival of many easterners during the past few days has livened things up considerably, and there is but little complaint heard now about a lack of betting. Fred Burlew sent two winners to the post in La-jeunesse and Mr. Ieabody. The latter is a half-brother to Monsieur Beaucairc, Ivan the Terrible and several other winners, his dam being Kate Pelle-tier. Mr. Peabody runs in the name of Thomas Hitchcock, Jr. He ran a good, game race today and beat out the heavily backed Constantia after a long hard stretch drive. Among the new arrivals today were Charlie Fox and Arthur Redfern from New York. W. II. Hurley, trainer for K. It. Bradley, came down from Lexington and will handle the horses in the stable which his employer is racing here this winter. Mont Tennes arrived from Chicago this morning and was at the track this afternoon looking over the McCafferty horses. McCafferty is handling the onetime great sprinter, Big Ben, for Tennes. T. P. Hayes is due here tomorrow from Louisville with a division of his stable. Ills string includes among others Fuuiculaire, Princess Orna, Lil-lic Turner and several yearlings. Constantia was run in a hood and a patent bit today. Notter succeeded in keeping her straight, but the lllly lacked the speed she displayed in her previous races. . Jack Phillips purchased the three-year-old Mr. Ieabody after his winning race for .00. Fred Burlew sold the two-year-old Cuernavaea to Mose Goldblatt; the price paid was 00. Masterson, the Melton four-year-old which broke down in the first race, will probably be shipped to Bowling Brook Farm at Middleburg, Maryland. Robert Walden, Jr. is making an effort to secure the horse of II. Richard, who brought him here from New York. Mortimer Rowan, who at one time was connected with the late Frederick Haskins, of Hamilton, Canada, and for the last few years with various bookmakers in the west, died this afternoon at the New Orleans sanitarium of typhoid fever. Mr. Rowan was confined to his bed only a few days. . His home was in Hamilton, but his only relative is a sister who is supposed to be living in Buffalo, New York.