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his ■[ *t s st J St. j* •h st n- on. 11. V- .2 a .„ -,j a. ir " the IP of rs p« arc ri. St. t at s" •• •" five J" the 1J* ■ v" S ,» ,.. II her pr rt the „. lie ut it ju 11 CURRENT NOTES OF THE TURF. Thomas Welsh has safely arrived in France from New Vork. Walter II. Pearie. racing secretary on Kentucky tracks, is among the recent arrivals at Juarez. The racing season of 1915-10 in Tasmania is on. The speculation in the niutuels shows a decrease. Jack McGlunis has sent Sam Jackson Into winter quarters at the Gravesend track, Tlie English thoroughbred goes far from home. A filly named Woodmere was recently sold at New- market to go to Borneo. Tlie management of the Bowie track has been unable to provide stabling f r all the horses and is erecting twenty four additional stalls, it is reported that it has lieen practically de- cided that there will be fall racing on the Aque- duct and Jamaica tracks, as well as at Belmont Park, during the autumn of 1916. Jockey J. Morvs. who is under contract to J. F. Cliffordi Himcs from Rocklin. Cat, and is eighteen vears of age. Clifford has developed a number of Wkevs. including Willie See. Clifford Gilbert. A. Br wn. p. Ford and Roy Seidell. Frank Midglev has about twenty of Gifford A. Cochrans yearlings at Gravesend. getting them readv for a winter campaign at New Orleans, in charge of his brother. W. R. Midglev. Mr. Coch rails racing manager. Sandy McNaughton. has a string of yearlings by Von Tronip at the same place. John Com!*, former jockey, underwent a serious surgical operation in Louisville several days ago. Some vears ago while having a mount on Miss Reynolds, in Chicago, the horse was cut down. Combs sustained injuries atiout the head. He finally consented to an operation, where the scat of trouble was exposed. He is reported improving, Monday nights fire at the Benning race track started in the stable of George J. Day. G. II. Morton, trainer of the Day string, had a narrow escape. Me lost HO ill cash and recovered ■ diamond ring which went Ihrotigh the lire. John 1 William White of Memphis. Tenn.. and John Smith, cool red. are in a Washington hospital suffering from i severe burns. From Washington it is reported that charred bodies of two horses in one of the burned stables s at Benning have been identified as those of the filly Egeria and the two-year-old Virginia W.. the • latter the projierty of A. B. Spreckles and a non-starter. Double Five, after lieing rescued, is reported to have broken away from an attendant and, dashing back into his stable, was destroyed. The will of the late Thomas H. Williams has lieen filed for probate in San Francisco by his widow. . Mrs. Beatrice Steele Williams. The estate is l»e-queathed two-thirds to the widow and the other r third equally between Thomas H. Williams. Jr., . thirteen years old. and Beatrice, eleven years old. The petit ion for probate says the estate "is iu excess - of 0,000." John Wren, an Australian racing man. who recently enlisted in Melliourae as a private, is stated J to lie one of the richest men in the Commonwealth. Besides controlling three race courses in Melliourne. " he lias others in Queensland, and he recently acquired The Daily Mail newspaper in Brisbane! He _ also controls boxing stadiums in Melbourne, Sydney . and Brisbane. European racing is to lie Increased by the establishment of a course at San Sebastian. Spain, which J will have the patronage of King Alfonso, who will race under the name of the Duke of Toledo. His horses will In- trained by a French expert, mimed il Prevot. and the course is to lie managed by M. A. . de Neuter, a Belgian journalist and racing director, . who was at the top in his own country before the war. Fields in Germany for the jumping races at Berlin " Karlshorst were again large on October 19, says s a Loudon paiier. no fewer than 102 horses being saddled for the seven races on the card. For the !! chief event, the Landsberg Steeplechase of ,750 two miles and five-eighths 1 there were fourteen runners, and the winner turned up in the four-year-old gelding I.obas. by Isinglass out of Lockentar. * ]" trained by J. Waugh and ridden by R. Torkee. which won easily from Herr J. Neumanns Grace and the rest. The winner figured at a long price, the tote returning 4.!:; for 10 marks.