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TIMELY GOSSIP FROM NEW ORLEANS. New Orleans. La.. December 24. — In the first list of appointments to stakeholders were Henry Wat-terson. Jr.. Mike Mitchell. Edward Holly, J. J. Van Raaltc. Etlward Hal!. Jesse Middleton, C. A. Reinhart. It. D. Carr. William Brennan, Ralph Fisher. Vernon Sanders. W. R. Norvell, W. C. Vreelar.d. David Cowan. R. Lowenburg, C. F. Price. B. T. Morris, E. llanrahan. Melville Allen, J. C. Pow. Smith Baker. Fred P. McGinn. J. W. llealy. K. Peters. Joe Hayman, Paul Shane, W. H. Greaves. Kenneth McKenzio and G. E. Hall. The severe weather in the north is bringing great numliers here who. otherwise, would have been delayed for some time. All express considerable surprise at the advanced work in evidence and also bring information that, following the holidays, the trend of travel from all parts of the country will be in this direction. That the Fair Grounds will not be a sufferer in the matter of jockeys is shown in the following strong list, it including the contract employer of the rider: Jockey. Contract Employer. L. McAtee Thomas Clyde F. Hopkins J. L. Paul W. Lilley Gifford Cochran A. Collins A. Austin W. Warrington A. Austin F. Robinson K. Trotter W. Obert W. Blackford L. Gentry A. L. Kirby A. Mott P. M. Civill J. Butwell E. Here P. Lowder E. Hera Mack Garner R. L. Baker C. Van Dusen W. Woodford J. Kederis H. S. Newman F. Judy J. W. Schorr J. McTaggart R. T. Wilson. Jr. S. Brown W. Walker E. Carter W. Walker J. Brown W. Hurley W. McKenzie J. S. Tyree W. W. Taylor J. Whitlow I. Steward A. Zimmer W. Andress M. C. Moore W. Meehan S. Coombs F. Keogh W. V. Walsh F. Murphy E. B. Elkius J. Bullman J. Lowe If. Bresch J. Johnston W. Dodd E. Lutz R. Wingfield G. Arvin J. Durch J. J. Marklein J. Metcalf A. Howser In addition to the above, T. McTaggart T. Koer-ner. J. Callahan. T. Rice ami .1. Pendergast will ride as free lances. Additions to the riding ranks may 1m- numerous before the racing begins. Notables in the racing world are here in plenty and include R. L. Baker. P. M. Civill. John W. Schorr. Louis H. Adair. C. R. Ellison. James and John Murphy, Gene Austin. John Lewis. "Frisco" Gardner, Francis J. Pons, E. B. Elkins. Hart Newman. Thomas Monaban. Sam Bradley and Thomas Quinn. Those expected in the next few days are Nathan Hirseh, Leo Mayer. Sol Licbtenstein. Issv Ham. William Ryan. J. C. Yeager, Emii Here, Hand Bros, and Frank Bain.