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STILL ENTICING WEATHER L NEW ORLEANS FAVORED WITH EVERY INDUCEMENT TO HEAVY PATRONAGE. ii l! a Only Two Favorites Win and Outsiders Furnish Sur- . prises— Surpassing Barred from Further Start- I fi ing — Hot Springs Popular. I ii I New Orleans, La., Fehruary 17. — Ideal weather conditions prevailed again this afternoon ami wire y responsible tor an exceptionally large crowd being . mi bud at the Fair Grounds to witness some good |mii. Small fields started in all the racca and most of them furnished unexpected results. Deliver a ., and .Miss Waters being the only favorites to land , their reapective purses. The outstanding surprises were Brian ltoru. whiell won the last race by the , Miiallest kind of a margin, and J e Finn, whiell took , ■one good sprinters iuto camp. Lobelia won for | her new owner at the lirst asking, when she unread- . eagled the other youngsters that ran in the opener. [ Bertodaao and Jawbone both ran had races, in , striking eontrast to their previous efforts. Two eluims. made for illuininator, hy A. L. Kirby. anil George Arvin. w.re thrown out because , of the claimants failure to sign their names. E. T. ..Hon repiircbased ltanovia from P. M. , Civil! this afterniMiii. j As a result of Surpassing! acrobatic performance j yesterday, when be beat Kneelet in a sensational | finish, owner V. It. Bailee and jockey T. Koemer. . who rode him in his preceding start, w.re asked , to explain thai performance, but coald not account • lor it. Sin passings entry trill be refused here . in the future and Koemer was given to understand that he would have to ride out all his mounts until . lbev passed the finish line. To Koer.iers carelessness was doe the defeat oT Kneelet yesterday and ihe. subsequent demonstration against tin- action of , the jiulges in placing Surpassing lirst. , Advices this afternoon concerning tl-e Maryland n ut look for racing was of the most encouraging | kind. Secretary Joseph McLennan at once began building the program book for the Howie meeting. Todays arrivals included GLfford A. Cochran, who will remain for some time Jo wiiness the sport here. From the number who have signified an intention of going to Hot Springs Ihe Oaklawn meeting will rival thai held here. II. S. N.wnian is tin latest applicant for stable room and will take Fan Zareta there. Most of Ihe jockeys, including J. Bntwell. .1. Kederis, ftf. Garner, J. Hanover, the McTaggarts and I. Koemer, will go there at the close of the raring here. 1". Wright claimed Mara Cassidy after his defeat in the third race for ,000, Basil Horz secured I Illuminator for ,100 out of the second ami Lucky J!., the winner, was bid up to ,306 and bought in. M. J. Ili-key. her former owner, did the bidding. .1. B. tlulier and Mel Collins were arrivals today from Havana. II. A. Ferguson bought Preston Lynn this morning at private sale from J. T. Smith and J. Morino secured from I. J. Brannon the horse si. Leo. entries to the Hotel Mens Association Handicap i • I .t.iKMi guaranteed, one mile and a sixteenth, to be run Saturday. February 20. were announced today by secretary McLennan. Like in the Merchants Handicap, twenty-six nominations were made. .1. V. Schorr joadilg the nominators with live entries. Practically the ansae "i- is named for the Merchants* Handicap were entered for the Hot. I Men- Handicap. Jockey J. Hanover was raspemaed for six days by the starter while at the post in the first race. Training flllnna over a last track this morning Were: Ahara -Half mile in .14. Ask Her Half mile in 40%. bob llensley — Three-eighths in "7--.. Ilr sedge Mile ill 1 :50. i Buckshot Half mile in ."id. Chemung Three-eighths in 33 -,. Colinet Hah mile in 53. Deposit Seven-eightii. iii 1:31. Dengro Five eighths in 1 :02. Illlllga Hill Half mill- in 51. Fd Crump -Mile in 1:40%; mile -and one-eighth in 1 :ol ■ . Far Awl Half mile in 50%. 1 iiiinnv Mile in 1 :43%. Goldcrest Boy Mile in 1:42%. Maria Three-quarters in lis-.. J| Indolence Mile in 1:42%. Ingot Hall n.il. in 50%. Injun Half mile in 40%. ? Intone Five-eighths in 1:03%. Jack Bi ev fi Half mile in 40%. Jessie l.ollis, Mile ill 1:42%. l.:nh lane tlrej Three-qnarters in 1:10. l.aiidv Waul Quarter mi!.- in 24%. Lindenlhal Half mile in 51 :.. Manioc Half mile in 5»%. Marion Gouaby Mil.- in 1:42%; mile and uaje- eiglilli ill 1 : 57 --,. Mis- Kmtef- I hi ee ipiartei s in 1:17.. Mattie C. Three-eighths in 30%. M. Uerj Half mile in 52. i ii o Girl Half mile in 51. Nonesuch Half mile in 51 I. mi. I I Half mile in »%. Prestos Lynn Seven eighths in 1:31. jneeii of Paradise Three-quarters in 1:16%. Republican Mile in l :C ■-.. Bone Juliette Half mile in l»%. I Ki.-e Marian Five eighths in i :03%. si. on Grass Tbri igbtbs in 11%. Sir L. Joe Half mile in 51%. * Skeer ii.-.- Mile In 1:41%. ~ » Kyrian Mile in 1 :43. 1 The Spirit Three-quarters in 1:17. Typography Three-qnarters In 1:10%. . War Bride Quarter mil. in 24%. * Waslme Belle Half mile in 4: -.-.. Waakeag— Half mile in r.O.