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ST. PATRICK'S OAY. THE HORSHAM CELEBRATION. I'resident--ter. Father Meade. Chainruan of Coamittee--Mr. II. Green. Vire-treidets, Mei. Ce. lGeo n and Con Carran. TrMeurr--Reo. Father Mede. Secretary"-Mr. G. TydenAun. Iteward-l-MeOlara C Curran, . oehe, P. McCabe, J. T. Weinght, . Irown, J. CNirran.W. tihbrook J. . . ow er Thotuas. and D. O'leirie. Sub-C(uomittee-t-Mestr G. Roya. , C Curran,J. T Werlt,t A. Ilockinr-., W. Bushbrook, it. Mort, II. creen, D. O'Beirne, J. C DUrce, and J. Meredith. ludgle-MUless . I. tvaand I1. Bradshaw. Staler-M-esira. A. lfockin; and aeo. trorn. Clerk of Course-Mr. J. Mcotitilan, Jun. llandicapper--Mr. W. ILolinson. Ilandicaltenr for Trot--Mesr Power Weight amd tnokeinm Tinitkeerlpre-r. J. Weldon Power andJ. Iennett Clerk of Ota.leir-r i O'benime. G;rolnd Counnitilee-.e.a ni A. Mel)onald. Inuce, Kltirin. Waluh. O'iDnohue, Meredith, Walttiv J O'lI(rue. Butler. SOdamore and Brett. ;eneral Cormmirttee-Messr J. B. Kelly, 5 Currnn, E. Curran, J. Ileinz, J. Sudauore, Bolger MlcUannus. P. McCabe. Couche. Caren. E. Finner-n. Brett. IHodbv. O'onohuqe B. Keatinr Contini, 1. Walrh, A. leVonald, T. O'Brien, Ie. O'Beirne, 31. Whtie. Country Conooitlee:-P'ininoio: Messrs Cirran, F. J. Sudhoal. UcOalnnu, lrennesriand O'Conior Wonwondah : Mlesrs lrclli.-e avnd Walsh. Norton Creek : Mr. W. McGinnisken. Junr Junl : Metrs Keote and lMGee. Kalkee : Mr. T.E. Roche. Murr Warra: Messrs. . B. Kelly and J. Ferry. IdeA.l wi aher favored the celbrntion of .St. Patrick'a Day in Horsham on Tuesday. A cloudless sky and perhaps wore sunshine than was desirable were the characteristics of the meteorological conditions, and no one was inclined to find fault. Early in the morning there were numbers who displayed the green ribbon, while as the day proceeded the admirers of St. Patick had increased to a very large number. The wearing of the green was popularised by Her Majesty the late Queen Victolih, who ordered her Irish troops, in recognition of their volor in South Africa, to wear a sprig of shamrock in their helmets on St. Patrick's Day; The people from the country were profuse in exhibiting their colours, and for this day at least everyone seemed proud t -boest a connection wlth Ireaod'n saint. Whilst it ii fair~"3 certain that St. Patrick was born about the year 372, where he was born is a question in dis. pute. It is agreed, however, that when he was about sixteen years of age, he was carried off by pirates, who sold him into slavery in Ireland, and he was employed as a swineherd on the mountains of Sleamish. ( in the county of Atrim. Here he passed eevn years, during which time he acquired a knowledge of the Irich linguage, and I made himself acquainted with the manners, 1 habita and customs of the people. Escaping to the Continent, he became attached to the Church, and was anccestfully ordained deacon, priert and bishop; and then once r.cte, with the authority of Pope elestine, he returned t', Irelacd to preach the gospel to its then heathen inhabitants. Thus down p through the long vista of the agee, Irishmen ' have delighted to do honor to a stinted benefactor of their country. The great event of Tuesday were the horse races and spor's, h which were held on E the Horhar. Race Coure. A public holi day had been proclaimed in honor of the E event, and the banks. pullic tfficcs, and many of the places of busineas were closed. rhe firet race was timed to start at half I past one, and by that time a fair number had gathered on the course. As the tfternoon proceeded, the attedance con-. Linued to increase, and about four o'clock there was an cxteptionally large attendance. rhe grand stand, if not actually crowded, p was very well filled, the majority of the tccupants being ladies, who were in great b part attired in holiday costume, and xhibiting the popular cvlor. The prepident f the club, the Rev. Father leade, was on :hciground early, and was kept busy con. rersing with his many frienis during the A Ifternoon, as well as keeping a vigilant eye b :n the races. Rev. Father Lynch was also iresent. The day was favorable to good usinesa in the publicau'a booth, which was o charge of Sir. Gee. Bryant, of the Green ['ark Hotel. Mrs. Drnce managed the L luncheon booth on behalf of thn society, and ti Mre. H. (Gteen the f:uit tall, whilst Messrs. Smith, of Nhill, did some business on the merry-go-round. The races weie very' a, uccessful It is true the fields were not b ltrge, but the events were keenly conte.ted. All were " triers." on good racing bent, and " it is a notewoithy fact that not a single c protest was lodged during the day. The irat race, up to the critical point, was an xcellent one, but was marred by an acci. lent. When finishing the last rcnnd, r Stockwell and Charity Boy were lerl at d he pottery, and came into the straigl t to- C ;ether. Unfortunately, at the last jump, B iharity Boy did not clear the hurdle in 0' proper fashion, and fell over, carrying the A jockey Tommy Kain with him. Untortu- o attly, Kain got underneath the animal. rhe horse attempted to rise and Kain tried o get clear, but neither succeeded, and igain the animal fell on its jockey. Prompt & ass tanca was rendered by the officials and i thera close at hand, and the jockey Ias got b lear of the horse. It was found that Kain, a rfough very much dazed, was not uncon ,cious, and was able to raise his b:etd to receve a little necessary stimulant. A message was despatched for a docto-, and in the interval was well looked after. Dr. I Forshaw, who is locum tenrcm for Dr. I Ritchie, came with all haste to the race 3 ourse and examined the patient. No out ward sign of injury was discovered, but the f doctor thought it was likely that the on- t Fortunate jockey might have sustained some 8 internal injury. For that reason he ordered t his removal to the hospital, so that he might have every attention. The assembly was quite relieved to hear that apparently no serious injury hod been sustained, and it was hopea that the j hkey would soon be allright again. The tecond race was a decided triumph for Tariff, who took a lead of Linda about forty yards from thb judges' ii hex, and won by about a length. There is always tome excitement when Tahara Maid and Seafoam are competing, and in the St. Patrick Day Hacdicap they ran a great race. ihe arrangements for the races were c carried out with the utmcst satisfaction. Everything appeared to be tt hand, and it was very creditable to alti concerned that the races pasred off so smoothly. Mr. H. Green, chairman of the committee, was actively engiged looking after details, and too much praise cannot be given to Mr. Geo. Tydeman for the very thorough man.ea ner in which he discharged the duties of ecretay. The handicapping of Mr. Winm. Robinson, ea usual, gave every satisfacioon, the finishes being lose. .. Mr. J. . Power and Mr. J. Bennett were timekeepers. Mr. A. Hocking was at his old post of stirter, and got the fields offon even terms, nod Mr... OTleirne as clerk of scales, Mr. John McQaillan as :erk of the course, and the various gentlemen on the ground com mittee each carried out his duties atislfac ltorily. Results ; HeCtDLE RAce, of 10 nova ; about 2 miler. . Miles' Stockwell, 10.0 (F. Woolard)... I C. Hardingham's Monti, 10.12 (E. Burns ) 2 C. Hardingham's Charity Boy, 11.0 (T. Kain) was the only other starter. Betting-f6 to 4 on Charity Boy, even money Stokll 4 tokwell, 4 t against Monti On the first round Stockwell got the lead, the favotite being next and Monti last. At the ganworks Stockwell bad increased bis lead to two leogths, Monti being a long way in the rear. At the back of the course Charity Boy drew up to Stockwell and eventually got ahead. Coming into the straight Charity Boy had the lead and maintained it when passing the judge'. box for the second time. Tie favorite still held his advantage along the back of theconrse. There was ome exei'ement when thehonrc drew level at the pottery and ncutred the straight together. At the last jump Charity Boy struck the hurdle and .oree and rider fell, the toss falling on top of the jockey. Stockwell was allowed to canter in, Monti being six lengths away. Time, 4min 0 35 seca. HACK BACE,of 4 nova; three-.iuatera of mile. Second honet to receive 1 nov ot aof stake. Ten tone up.; C. Hardingham's TariBt (; Burns) ... 1 S. Young' iUnda (H. LetU) ... 2 J. Dickenaoo'l Little Jim (UDicinpon) .. 3 Other etarten--J. CGreig'a Hazeldeen (T. Ward), J. Greenaway'as Reference UD. Law «o,, 1. Grecnaway'a Pardon (Greenaway), C. Bryant's Richmond (GreiF) Beoling--Evensc Linda, 2 to 1 Little Jim, 4 to 1 Tariff, 5 to 1 Pardon, 6 to 1 Hazel. deen, 10 to 1 Bichmend. In this race Tariffgot away first, followed by Little Jim. At thebs pettey the latter got on even terms with tarifl, the favorite being next. Entering the ttraight Lmnda looked a likely winner, tut abont 40 yards from the winning post Tariff came with a brilliant run, passed Linda and won bya length. Little Jim war about two lengths behind Linda. Time, 1 min 2 1-5 sees. ST. PATsICE'S DAy HA?DnlCAP, of 12 sovs. Second honrse 2 sos ont of stake. E. J. Hatwell's Tahara Maid, 8 10 (F. Woolard) .... 1 H. Mort's Scafoam, 9.0 (M. Coghln) ... 2 P. Ploza's Experience, 70 (Sleep) .. 3 Bettiog--6 to4 on Scsafoam, 6 to 4 against Tabara Mid, 10 to 1 Experlence. Exteren*e pot the best of the atart,
closely followed by Seafoam and Tabara Maid. A length separated the horses turo· ing out of the straight,-and at the gasworks Tahara Maid and Seafoam pinaed Experi. ence and a great race enSaed at the back of the course between the favorite and Tahara Maid. At the pottery Tahara Maid forged ahead and led into the straight by a length, eventually winning by about two lengths. Experience was a bad third. Time, 1 min 22 1-5 aca. TatAL STAKES, of 6 sove.; about three quarters of a mile. Second horse 1 sov. out of stake. LH. Gidding's Game, S 9 (Burns) ... 1 W. McClintock's Freetrade, 9.0 (Agnew) 2 J. Agnew's Harlequin, 8 8 (Cameron) .. 3 Other starters-J. Greig's Hazelden, 8 11 (Ward), and E. Miles' Stockwell, 8 9 (F. Woolard). Betting-Evens Game, 2 to I Harlequin, 4 to 1 Stockwell and Freetrade. Game led at the back of the course, Rarlequinubeing next. Freetrade passed Harleqnin at the pttery, but was unable to catch Game, who led into the straight, and after a good race the favorite won by two lengths, Harlequin being half a length behind Freetrade.. Time, lmin. 20secs. DITA.sc HANDICAP TROT, of 5 sova; about 2 miles. Second horse 1 sov out of stake. F. Reinhelmer's Dolly, 30 secs behind (Reinheimer) ... ... ... ... 1 R. Blake's Abbott, scratch (R. Blake) ... C. Dougherty's Colleen Dhu (Owner) .. 3 Other starters-Mentha's Frank and Alexander's Poor Me. Dolly gained considerably in the first rounnd, the order passing the jodges' box the first time being Frank, Abbott, Colleen Dho, Dolly and Poor Ale. At the four furlong post the favorite passed Colleen Dhu, and a little further on Abbott was deprived of se.ond place, Dolly also passing Frank before the straight entrance. The favorite maintained her advantage to the finish, ultimately winning with comparative ease. Time, 7min 3 3 8 sees. FLTIS.: HANDICAP, of 8 sova ; about half a mile. Second horse 1 nov out of stake H. Mort's Seafoam, 8.9 (F. Woolard) ... 1 H. Giddings' Game, 7.0 (Burns) 2 S. Young's Linda, 6.12 (Sleep) ... .. 3 Other starters-H. Mort's Chancy, 9.13 (Coghlan), P. Plczz,'s Experience, 6.10 (Ward), J. Agnew's Harlequin,6.7 (Agnew). Betting-Evens Chance, 2 to 1 Game, Harlequin and Seafoam, 4 to I Linda, 10 to I Experience. Chance was somewhat fractious at the starting gate, but when the horses were sent away Game took the lead and kept it into the straight. Seafoam being next and Linda third. Seafoam subsequently sup. planied Game and a great rare was won by two lengths, Linda being a length behind Game. Time, 51seces. HIADICAP GALLOWAY RACE, Of 3 oVs ; about half a mile. H. McClounan's Beryl, 8 4 (Ward) ... 1 A. F. Mentha'a Firey. 8 10 (Lctta) ... 2 II. Mentha's Tink, 8 9' (1lentha) ... 3 J. Hyne's Kitty, 8.5 (Borns) also start.d. Betting-Even money Kitty, 2 to I others. Tink got the worst of the start, but quickly made up his lost ground and gained the leading position entering the straight. He was, however, closely pressed by Firey and Beryl. About 50 yards from the winning post Beryl came with a well-timed run and passed Tink, who was also puesed by Firey. A splendid race resulted in favor ot Beryl by half a length. Time, 57;secs. fANDICAP BoYs' RACE. First, 5s ; second, 2s 6d. This event was, after a good race, won by Andrew Ingleton (Garup), Joseph Hunter being second and Fulton Kuowles third.