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BROMLEI and CO.S HOUSES. Although Mr. FeatherBtone, of the representative Chicago racing firm of Bromley and Co., is said to have taken up his residence in New York permanently, the combination is still considered a Chicago establishment and local interest attaches to the fortunes of its horses. With Mesmerist bb the bright star they are now in winter quarters near Lexington. Mr. S. 6. Weems of the Morning Telegraph inspected them there a few days since, and in a letter says: "Mr. Bauer has twenty-four head of horses ander his charge, inclndirg twelve yearlings. He haB been blistering a good portion of them for one ailment and another and they were not in the best presentable order when I saw them The great Mesmerist, winner of 140 000 in stakes and the champion 2-year-old of the year, was not exempt from the blistering process. He had shown slight indications of splints, and Mr. Bauer, believing in the ounce of prevention theory thought it beBt to make the application to his forelegB.in time. "Although Mesmerist has been retired from training routine more than six weeks he has grown and filled out to an appreciable degree. He is as broad over the back as a hackney, with the driving power of a locomotive in his great quarters and legs of iron under him. There has been much speculation as to whether Meemerist will go a route next year. Mr. Bauer himself has little apprehension on that score. But, however that may be, there is not much doubt that he will keep all the sprinters busy, and that he will thrive under campaigning just as he did the past season. "Of the other two-year-olds, several of which failed to run up to their private form, Indian Fairy has probably improved the most. This filly has lengthened and grown considerably and looks and acts as though she night be a hard one to beat in her class next spring. "Previons.with whom Mr. Bauer accomplished wanders, inasmuch bb he was a patchsd-up cripple and broke down badly at the Morris Park spring meeting, is as spry and lively us a kitten. He is likely, after a winters iest, to train on and be a good horse again next year. Mr. Bauer also hopes that be will get Typhoon II. s bad foreleg in shape to race this high-class sprinter next season. "The jearlinands barely measuro up in point of average e xcellence to the breedy lot with which the stable began the campaign last spring. At that there may be one or two real good ones among them, and it may be remembered that Mesmerist was not supposed last winter to be the crack of the string, an honor that, by general consent, fell to the Hanover Ursnline Nun colt, who subsequently proved to be somewhat of a failure so far as two-year-old racing goes. "A chestnut, full brother to Henryof Navarre, is quite as high class looking as any of the colts. In fact, this youngster probably out points all biothers of the famous Henry, and if appearances count he ought to fulfil his claims of relationship. He is a lengthy colt underneath, bnt short ccupled, powerfully built and clean limbed. "One of the favorites of the stable is a brown colt by St. George Marie Jansen. Mr. Bauer is sweet on this fellow, so that he has probably shown eomething a little above the ordinary. He is a rangy, bloodlike, racing looking sort, a little too leggy peihaps, but still with quality and substance enough to be very encouraging to his owners if he develops in the right way. "Mr. Baner has four Alberts, three colts and one filly, the latter a sister to -Meemeritt. The three colts ought to grow into useful racers, although it is not veiy likely that another Mesmerist will be found among them. The filly is built on the compact lines of her brother. She is of fine size, bnt will stand some added growth before the season begins. There are two Autocrat colts and a Lissak colt in the bunch that have quality enough to be promising, especially the latter, who is patterned much after his sire. There is also a Lamplighter colt, a bay, dam Bis oLee, the personal property of Mr. Bauer, that would be picked out anywhere as more than a likely racing chance. He is a colt of good size and substance and looks like he could carfy weight and inn fast. "Mr. Bauer and OConnor will put in a fortnight shortly at West Baden Springs. "The stable will begin the racing season as usual at Morris Park unlets in the meantime MessrB. Bromley and Co. change their mind9 and decide to Bhip to England. There was some talk of that earlier in the season. Mr. Baner, however, evidently thinks the railbirds will have plenty of opportunity to see Mesmerist and the rest of the lot gallop at Morris Park the coming spring."