More Arrests at Oaklawn: Citizens Improvement Union Makes Effort to Stop Betting., Daily Racing Form, 1907-03-05


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MORE ARRESTS AT OAKLAWN I CITIZENS IMPROVEMENT UNION MAKES EFFORT TO STOP BETTING. .1 i Bookmakers Make Verbal Quotations — Track Manaqers Will Ask for Restraining Order l t Wednesday — Hyperion II. Wins. , I Hot Springs, Ark.. March 4. — There was plenty i fif excitement M Oaklawu this afternoon. It began I shortly before the l.orses WCTC called to the post for the lii-. nui.wlicn constable John Smith with several deputies invaded ihe lietling ring and placed hook- i maker John Wolf and .several of his clerks under 1 arrest lor violaling the Amis law. The constables 1 action canned the other layers to suspend operations. Fxpeeting that the authorities would probably I attempt to make arrests today, the management I ordered all Itookmakers to distense with Ihe usual I paraphernalia employed by them and do business I on the eastern .style. This WH adJiered to at the 1 outset and the ■mat that followed came iu the nature at a snrpiise. The layers for a time did not I know what course to pursue, but. near the post time for the second race hit upon Ihe Reuning plan of walkiic- around and informing prospective speuu lators verbally what prices they were willing to offer. i:citenicnt subsided somewhat after the running of Ihe se-eond race and some of the layers marked prices on their programs and displayed them when asked. Meanwhile constable Smith bad returned to the iMtirse and was followed around by a bit; crowd. No further arrests were made until after the fifth race when he came across a group in which Louis A. Cella was the central figure. He at once arrested • Vila on the charge of having accepted bets. All the arrested pet sons were released on bond after their ■iMii-jocn Itefore a local magistrate No official announccmt at a is made by the management as to their plans but front an authorita live source comes infoi m.uion that the race meeting will continue. It is said that restraining orders will he asked far to prevent further molestation of the bookmakers until the validity of the Amis law eaa lie tesied. The order will probably Be granted Wednesday. The Citizens Improvement Fnion is behind the effort to stop the betting and there will probably be mote arrests tomorrow. Two lose linishes brought cheers from the crowd. That of tlie fourth race between Hyperion 11. and the Hear was a thrilling one. Hyperion II., recently bought by I.. A. Cella. was making his debut as a t. in year old and considerable interest centered in his iierforinancc. He was pitted agniiist some 1 airly fast splinters over a short distance. He ran into a contending peattlea soon after the start, but hail to be hard ridden every step of the route. He showed gameiicss by steadily wearing down The Bear through the Baal furlong and gut up in time to win by a nose. Clarence Mcliowell returned today from New Orieaae and occupied the judges stand with Fiank .1. Bryan. 1nless il rains the track should lie fast tomorrow. The card promises good racing and among the many horses entered Aunt Hala. Tare. Presente; Ida May, Erebus. Hollow: Frank Lubbock. Alsono. Prime of 1less; Mike Sulton, Braden. Peurhyn: King Leoiiold. Chiefiain. Florizel: Kittie Ilatt, Ben ilio, .1. U. Dunn, have shown good form in public rariaCi J- l- Bempsey.

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