Some Gloomy Days at Newmarket, Daily Racing Form, 1915-12-12


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SOKE GLOOMY DAYS AT NEWMARKET. Newmarket is never lively in winter, but sadness reigned supreme on Wednesday, when the veteran and nmch-res| ected trainer. James Kyan, was laid to rest in the pretty cemetery at the top of the town, and every blind in the place was drawn out of res|iect for his memory. Supported on either side bv her brother. William Jarvis. and vi. Sir Robert Cranston, of the First Royal Scots, the widow Uire her sorrow bravely, iu the midst of the many sympathetic friends who gathered at the graveside. For the first time since his terrible accident three mouths ago the Rev. W. Col-ville Wallis. lieloved of every resident, conducted the service. Among the mourners was Charles Archer, suffering under the grievous news which had readied him only two hours he forehand from the war otbee announcing the death of his gallant younger son Charles, who was serving with the Uoyal Burks Hussars. Whether be had died of illness or was killed in action is not clear, nor was it confirmed that his eldest sou. Fred, who for a time engaged as private trainer for Sir John Thursby at Malum, was on the sick list. 1 trnst the report will not lie confirmed, for it was but a short time hack that he so distinguished himself in action by his coolness and bravery that it was expected be would be rewarded with the D. C. M. The Itoyal Bucks Hussars are said to have suffered heavily in the Dardanelles campaign, aud one of tlie victims is Mr. Evelyn de Rothschild, a son of Mr. Leopold — I cannot give his grade as an officer— who is happily recovering from his wounds, and was invalided home in time to take part in the rejoicings in connection with his lathers seventieth birthday on Monday. I understand that tiie staldes attached to Elles-liicre House are in occupation of the military, and since Joy iters departure William Wattgh has let the Halatau House property for the same purpose. For a long time past khaki has been the predominating wear at Newmarket, and the billeting of tne troops has aided iu keeping the wolf from the door of a large number of residents, some thousands of troops lioiug quartered in the town. Naturally one heard a good deal of gossip, little of it. unfortunately, of a cheering nature, and I regret that news concerning Ma her was to the effect that he has hoon seriously ill. while hi* wife is iu a nursing home slowly recovering from two serious operations. Frank Uartigau. too. has been in the surgeons bands, and underwent an operation for appendicitis in Ijondon yesterday. Fred Pratt, who served his apprenticeship with Ryan, and is cousin to | oor Charlie Archer, was at Newmarket, and told me that his stable is depleted to such an extent that be has only five horses in training, and these all the property of .Mr. James de Rothschild. Charles Mortons staldes are. of course, empty for the mo nient. all Mr. J. B. Joels horses lieing at Child wickbury. where I lielieve the yearlings are lieing broken by one of tlie senior lads from the Letcotnbe Regis establishment. American agents Irave, I hear, been trying t huy Black Jester, hut so far unsuccessfully, ami efforts in the same direction and from the same source have hitherto failed in regard to the purchase of Polyuiclus. which. I should say. is very unlikely to leave his present quarters at Maiden Krlegh. — •"Vigilant" in London Snortsiiiaa of November 20.

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