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JUDGE MURPHY AT THE FAIR GROUNDS Accepts Appointment to Preside at Crescent City Winter Meeting List of Other Officials. . NEW ORLEANS La., September 9. Joseph A. Murphy of St. Louis again will be presiding judge at the Business Mens Racing Associations, winter meeting at the Fair Grounds. Tills was definitely decided at a recent mooting at the Business Mens Racing Association, held in .the Machcca Building offices. Judge Murphy already had been communicated with, and his acceptance received. J. B. Campbell of this city and S. C. Nuckols, Jr., of Kentucky will be associate judges, they together with judge Murphy, to have equal voice in conducting the racing. A. B. Dade will again do the starting. Joseph McLennan will act as racing secretary, Herman Conkling clerk of tiie scales, Malcolm McFarlane and John Carey patrol judges, and. Julius Reeder assistant-secretary and entry clerk. Dr. W. A. Gil-lasple will be rack physician. Much progress has been made on the immense project- of remodeling the Fair Grounds. Resurfacing the track has been completed, eight inches of selected sand having been spread all around and scraped, harrowed and rolled into a splendid graded course; more -than half the barns have been entirely rebuilt and re-roofed and "many new barns are In the course of construction. Roads have been rebuilt throughout the grounds. The infield has been leveled and within the next fifteen days landscape gardeners will start the big job of makng the infield and lawn a beauty spot. GRANDSTAND HEARING COMPLETION. The foundation work for the grandstand moved from City Park was completed. Friday, and Saturday the first steel column was placed in position and bolted. The entire City Park grandstand now stands beside the site of the Fair Grounds stand destroyed by fire and is waiting to be put in place. The Bedell Structural and Steel Works, contractors, promise to- have the stand entirely erected within fifteen days. The steel paddock from City Park will be removed to the Fair Grounds and rc-erccted as an immense modem barn with a capacity of sixty-four large stables. Thirty thousand pounds of cold water paint and two machines for painting barns inside and out have been delivered to the Fair Grounds, and active work, finishing up the barns Already constructed will begin Monday. President B. C. ircClellan and manager R. S. Eddy reported the result of their tour in the cast. Among the horsemen who have given their word they positively will bo here are: Fred Burlew, who campaigns a fine winter stable; Frank Taylor, who lias tlie horses of J. J. Hallenbeck; Ed "Snapper" Garrison, who trains for Montford Jones; T. J. Carroll, a newcomer in racing who recently purchased the great horse Wcsty Hogan from Wilfrid Via u ; J. W. McClelland, owner of Eternal, The W-iideror and many others; Frank Regan, with a small but select stable; W. S. Shields, with the horses owned by E. R. Thomas; Major Thomas Clay McDowell, owner of Precious, Olive Wood and mang other highly rated thoroughbreds, and Richard Carman,- who has Carmandale, Startling and a dozen others. S. C. Ilildreth, who owns Purchase, Cirrus and a score of other noted racers, said he will let the local association know within a week if he can come down. He was all fixed last winter to come down, but heard stable accommodations were none too good.