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JUDGE MURPHY ACCEPTS HAWTHORNE OFFER A telegram received by officials of the Illinois Jockey Club from secretary Thomas E. Bourke from Bowie, Md., advises that Joseph A. Murphy has signed an agreement to act as presiding steward at the Hawthorne race track for the meeting of 1923. Mr. Murphy will choose his own staff of racing officials to assist in the Hawthorne meetings. After leaving Bowie Mr. Bourke, accompanied by former congressman James Mc-Andrews, visited Washington, D. C, to obtain an interview with Secretary of War Weeks and American Remount officials before returning to Chicago. After the club meeting Wednesday night a definite statement will be issued on plans for the reconstruction of the Hawthorne restaurant and enlargement of the grandstand. An election of officers of the Illinois Jockey Club will also be held at the Wednesday meeting. Major A. A. Cederwald. head of the Remount Association, with other oflicials of the United States army, comes to Illinois in January to aid the Illinois Jockey Club.