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EPSOM DERBY NEVER BEFORE ABANDONED. glace 1780, when the Earl uf DMby founded the Derby Stake- to,- t In ee yea I obi:., th.it rin-e b:i been the hum popular sporting incident of every rear m England. The r. lories :iu the humors of Derby Day on Epsom Downs have been celebrated in picture and verse for l".", years, the novelists have found it a subject ever freab nnd vital. War bus mo hitherto Interfered with the Derby. The excitement that prevailed tbroughoul England in the era of Naaol-eoir ■scendencj never dimmed its glory. When the best I, hmd of the nation waa spilled in the Crimea, the iii-i ii horse race »as rbeered by the same enormous crowds that it urea in peaceful times. The Derbi lias sometimes lieeu run in unfortunate circumstances, its date Is movable, a* it fall- either on the last Wednesday lu May or the tirst in June. and r - than once a blinding snowstorm has made the ran perilous fat the oekeys. while the hones have more than once rounded Tattenhant Corner amid flashes ot lixhtaina nnd peak ..i thumlei In twin .in msane woman tbn»w herself in front of the Kings borne and thus gave bar lilt- to the causa of saffrajrists. Moreover, the reigniag monarch has not alwai • been able, for obvious social rea cms, t. invite the owner of the winning borse to dinner. Bai the Derby has been continuously mcessful as n borse race, the winnins of which conferred .i g-ent ih Unction upon the stable to v. Iiii h the v inner be-i- ngii. ami it i new evidence of tin- train upon the lieliii.;-. ol I ing I isluneii made by the terrible war in whieb their conntry i- now Involved, thai tin Derby wa abandoned tins year, few fork Timea.