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TALEBEARER PAINS PEOPLE DEFEATS ALEX GETZ AND BRIZZ AND PROVOKES A JUDICIAL INQUIRY. Weather Fine and a Big Crowd Turns Out. but the Track Remains Heavy and Holding — Gainer Sold. New Orleans. I.a.. January 2d. — Talebearers sudden improvement when lie eame homo in advance in the fourth race, defeating Ale:; Gets, and Brian, after having shown i irli speed in p.iocmaking Bar the entire way. was the outstanding surprise of the racing this afternoon. In a jirevious start when favorite, lie finished ■ distant last. Brizz winning in easy fashion. Trainer George Ilonnessy and owner J. M. Booker wen called into the stand to explain Tale-bearer*a tanptortaicnt. They claimed the horse was Jumped on in his last race and they were until late at Bight in stopping the flow of blood. It is true that the wound broke again this afternoon and blood was dripping from the leg. They were notified that the stable would be held to strict account for its running in the future. Todays attendance was by far the be -t Friday crowd that has been present this winter, but there was nothing particularly outstanding in the racing line, most of the contests being routine and slow time the order throughout. Favorites were beaten in many instances. Weather conditions were ideal for the sport, but the track responded in slow fashion to the constant lalnirs of the big force of harrowmen and. if anything, was worse thin at any previous time this winter. J. M. Huffman, who was ruled-off by steward C. J. Fitz Jerald during the Hawthorne meeting, for failure to give up Mary H. after she had been id aimed received word today from Thomas Carey, that the Illinois Jockey Club had restored him to good standing. Jockey H. Watts was an arrival from Havana ► mid will rid- f..r II. ;. liedwc II. J. M. Zimnier today bought, on private terms, the horse iainer from the C.reentree Stable. Mrs. C. X. Darke added Sleepy Sam to her string today, having purchased him on private terms. J. J. McCaficrty will ship Ray oLight and Reno to Havana tomorrow. Brizz was claimed after the fourth race by J. M. Hooker for «1.150. The following have been nominated to the Ie Soto Hotel Handicap of .0M, at one mile, to be run on Thursday: Grundy, Whirling Dun. Warsaw. Tioga. Monomoy. Finer, Dr. Tuck. Lucile 1.. Bullion. Ben Hampson. Diamond and Opportunity.