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MURPHY IN STAND AT BOWIE LIST OF OFFICIALS FOR SPRING MEETING APFROVED BY JOCKEY CLUB. Stables of H. G. Bedwell and J. W. Hedrick Reach Maryland Track — Things Are Shaping Up for the Opening on April 2. I.y George !•• Morris. Wasbiagtoa, l. c. Match IB. The following Uet of officials Iims just beea approved by the Jockey Clata for the spring wrrtlai of the Southern Mnry-I i m 1 Agrhultur.il Association, which will open at Bowie April 2: Stewards E. ». Smith, representing the Jockey Clab; V. P. Bparg and C. C. Hall. lodges -Joseph A. Murphv, J. 11. Anderson and Oeorge T. Miller. Starter— A. i.. Bade. Handleapper — K. C. Smitli. Clerk of Course and Scales— Joseph MfTtfawna Paddock ami Patrol Judg — ;. P.. Hull. Patrol Judges— w. W. Lylos ami Herman Coaklla. Raeiag Secretary — Joseph McLennan. tleaeral Maaager lasses P. 0*Hara. Horses Arriving at the Track. A large number rf horses that have been racing in New Orleans ami Culia tliis winter arrived at the Howie course today. They inelude about twenty head belonging to 11. ;. Bedwell and which have beea raced la Havana. Thej will be given ■ short rod and will then be transferred from the Bedwell harm, located outside of Laurel, to the I.owie eourse. where racing begins on April 2. The Bedwell consignment includes such well kaowa platers as Boafea List, ilioaajlag. Thai Klward, Olyn G„ King Tuscan. Eddie T.. Alhena. Wall Street. Nellie I?.. Maxims Choice ami others well known to race followers. .1. W. Hedrick. the Ilarrisburg. la.. horseman, has also shipped a division of his string to Howie where thy will be campaigned by his son. Hedrick has many uxful horses and is enthusiastic over the ft bright prospects for racing this season in the east. Thj-t II. i:. !.edweil is going into the breediag badness exteaalvely is i vincod by the fact that he has recently purchased a numlier of high-class brood-mares, which will be mated to lriiieo Ahmed at the Rodwell farm. It is also the intention ef Bedwell to git a number of "tJaaher-toppr is." He baa already several la hi., stable which would make us ful horses over the hurdles. Jockey Russell, who is an exxrienccd steeplechase jockey, has been signed up to ride for He-dwell. Kaaaell can ride at 12S pounds. Every Available Stall at Bowie Occupied. The Howie course has every available stall occupied and horsemen who arrive later will have to look for stabling accommodations outside the course. However, the Laurel and Henning courses are near by and horses can be transported over to the lrince Oeorge County track in a short time. The accommodations at Helming are especially good and many horsemen have already engaged quarters at this historic course for the Maryland racing season. Qeacral Manager .lames F. OHara was at the Howie track today overlooking the finishing touches. He reports the track in grand order. QtOtge Miller has been re-engaged to act as placing judge at Howie, a position he has held since Howies inauguration. Max Smart, who s,, successfully handled a number of good jumpers last year, reports that his horses are in grand condition and that he expects to win many races over the hurdles this year. lred Allen of Toronto. Can., well-known on the turf, has made arrangements to be at the opening of Howie, where he will manage a number of horses for a well-known newcomer to the turf. There is rem wed agitation in Maryland by the Usual group of trick badge grafters and hang-rs-on of the sport against raeing in the Terrapin state. The early manifestation of these track vultures an 1 season-ticket crabbers i~ evidenced in the suggested curtailment of the Maryland raeing season. It is the same old group of men who have attended every race meeting in Maryland for ten years, at the clubs expense, and made their Uttle one and two -dollar bets of money they earn through the proceeds of a vice. Maryland racing can get along without tiiis little group of hangers -on if only they can persuade themselves and their supporters that they can get alOOg without Maryland racing.