Burn's Many Employers., Daily Racing Form, 1898-11-16


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BURNS MANY EMPLOYERS The Cincinnati Enquirer publishes the fol fool ¬ lowing story concerning the entanglement of T Burns with the various people who desire his services for the racing campaign of 1899 1899Tommy Tommy Burns the fanous famous lightweight jockey now in the employ of John W Schorr Scorer the millionaire brewer of Memphis bids fair to figure as the bone of contention in a big lawsuit before the advent of another racing season seasonBurns season Burns it will be remembered was until the first of this year under contract a sort of ap ¬ prenticeship prentices to Tom Hnrns Horns an nncle Uncle by mar ¬ riage triage Hums had several years before taken the boy whose parents then as now resided in a little town in the Dominion of Canada uuder udder a contract in accordance with which he was to have control of the boys services until he Burns should become of age In plain En ¬ glish galosh the now crack lightweight jockey was bound out1 in apprenticeship as it were to his kinsman With a natural aptitude for the work Barns though handicapped by having no good horses in their own stable for him to ride began to show unusual ability in a riding way several years ago but it is only within the past two years that he came into very great promin priming ¬ ence fence enceEarly unclearly Early last season so it is said the Flelseh Flesh manns mans made an effort to induce Hums to trans ¬ fer fear to them the unfinished term of his contract for the boys services but though a big pecuniary inducement was held out to him he refused to do so At the beginning of this year however Hums who it should be said had no horses to ppeak peak of decided to accept an offer made to him for the jockeys services by John W Schorr Scorer Son and on January 12 he gave the Memphis turfmen Turkmen a contract for Tommys Tommy services as a jockey It was reported at the time that that contract was for a period of two years bat it transpires that it was for one year only the contract specifying that Hnrns Horns as guardian for the boy was to receive 6000 for the jockeys work for the year yearIn yearn In the meantime Ed Simms Sims of the well known racing firm of Simms Sims Anderson en ¬ tered termed into a contract with Burns parents for his services from the expiration of the Schorr Scorer con ¬ tract until the boy shall become of ago or in other words from January 13 1899 until some time in the late fall of 1901 two racing years That contract as stated above was entered into between Mr Simms Sims and Burns father and mother and was witnessed by an uncle and aunt of the boy was sworn to before a notary public in Detroit where it was drawn up and was recorded there To bind it Mr Simms Sims ac ¬ cording to gentlemen who are in a position to know paid Burns parents 2500 on the contract and received from them a receipt therefor therefore The Simms Sims contract specifies that he Simms Sims is to pay 5000 for Burns services with addi Addis ¬ tional tonal fees for winning and losing mounts mountsSo mounts So much for the facts in the case thus far And now as to the prospects for a lawsuit Schorr Scorer Sons contract as stated terminates January 12 and the Simms Sims contract goes into force the following day or would in the ordin ordain ¬ ary Cary course of events Barns however accord ¬ ing King to report has declared that he will not join with Simms Sims and Anderson as per the Simms Sims contract with his parents that rather than quit the Schorrs Scorers who it is said are anxious to retain him in their service next year he will remain on the ground until he shall have be ¬ come of age The jockey it ia claimed had previously expressed himself as perfectly satis satins ¬ fied field with the contract made by Mr Simms Sims with his parents and if ho refuses to abide by it Mr CONTINUED ON SECOND PAGE BURNS MANY EMPLOYERS Continued from 1st Pago Ago Simmsxwill Sims bring suit in the United States Courts against Schorr Scorer Son on the ground that they have influenced the boy to refuse to conform to the contract made by him with the jockeys parents Tom Hums was in Cincinnati Friday his mission being to see Mr Simms Sims with reference to the matter but Simms Sims had already gone to Chicago to see Hums and the other parties to the case Just what will be the outcome of the matter remains to be seen

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