The first blanket matinee of the Saline Driving Association was held Saturday afternoon on the track of Eugene Helber, south of Saline, and was attended by 500 spectators. There were four races, all good ones. The first race, for four-yearolds and under, was close and exciting between Thurlow T. and Coraline. Four half-mile heats were trotted, the best time being 1.14. In the first heat Thurlow T. lead about a length until they came into the stretch, when Coraline passed him. Thurlow T. gained but Coraline passed under the wire just a neck ahead. Thurlow T. won the next three heats easily. FOUR-YEAR-OLD AND UNDER. Thurlow T., tr. ; _. 2 111 Coraline. g. m 1 2 2 2 Burt, s.g 3 3 3 3 Time, 1.14Ï4, 1.1554, 1.16VÍ, 1.1654The Second race was a 2:50 trot with six starters. Three of the horses were very fairly matched, the other three having a race between themselves some distance in the rear. Encoré, the winner, proved too fast for the rest of them. 250 trot. Encoré, b. 5 2 111 Silver Str, s. m 1 2 2 2 FrankieB., g. g. 3 3 3 2 Widow Dunn, c. m i 6 0 4 Uno, í. s 6 5 5 5 Nelliel., b. m ...5 4 4 drTime, U1M, 1.19, 1.20K, 1.1854. The next race was the 2:30 trot between Harry H., a Tecumseh horse, and Texas Jim, the celebrated Saline mustang. It was partially a running match, both doing considerable running in every heat. 2 :$O TROT. HarryH., b. g 1 1 1 Texas Jim, b. g 2 2 2 Time, 1J6&, l.U!4, l.UVS. The closing race was for two-year olds, both of them pretty little trotters. The race was won by Noraline. TWO-YEAR-OLD TROT. Noraliiie, bl. m 1 1 Alta May, b. m 2 2 Time, 1.36% 1.322Í. The first matinee proved á decided success, the rain keeping oft' until after the races were concluded.