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GOSSIP FROM BLUE GRASS REGION. Lexington. Ky.. October 7. The executive committee of the Kentucky Association this morning awarded the contract for the rebuilding of two barns destroyed bv tire during the summer. J. O. Keenes Peter Quince Micacla filly worked a quarter of a mile in :22 over the Kentucky Association track this morning. It was the fastest and most impressive trial shown by a yearling this season. Frederick Johnson of New York, who Is here attending the trotting meeting, today informed Superintendent James P. Ross of the Kentucky Association track, that he will race his thoroughbreds here next spring and engaged fifteen stalls for the string. John P.-Mayberry is training for him. Mr. Johnson savs Cock o the Walk . will be sent to Beaumont Farm here this winter for mating with sixteen mares and will be again put Into training next spring. John E. Madden returned to Hamburg Place today after having been in the east all summer. Grover C. Baker came to Lexington from Louisville this morning and as a result W. II. Bickers made affidavit exonerating him lu every particular from I accusations which he had made against him. Baker, in a statement which he gave to the press, says that he sent Bickers information uKn which to wager and that he had expected Bickers to share any winnings with him. Baker said that he never met Alex Rose until yesterday and that there was no collusion of any sort between them to tlecce Bickers or any other person as had been charged by Bickers in the suit filed Monday to recover 00 he is alleged to have wagered with Rose on Bakers information. As an aftermath of the Bickers suit. Circuit Judge Charles Kerr this morning gave the grand jury special instructions to investigate the handbooks in this city.