Sport: Dead

Thronged were the grandstands of the State Fair Grounds at Wheeling, W. Va. The race track was empty. It was a quiet crowd. A black gelding hitched to a sulky was slowly led forth and up to the barrier. There he was draped with black crepe and, while the crowd stood silent and a band began a dead march, the gelding walked slowly around the full circuit of the track.

The horse was Peter Manning, world's champion trotter. The ceremony he and those present were joining in commemorated the death, one day before, of...

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