Judge Stops Constables.: Restraining Order Affords Betting at Oaklawn., Daily Racing Form, 1907-03-07


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JUDGE STOPS CONSTABLES. RESTRAINING ORDER AFFORDS BETTING AT OAKLAWN. May Not Hold Good for Lonq — Prosecuting Attorney Causes Arrest of Cella and Others — The Racing. Hot Springs. Ark.. March •.—The petition of the Oaklawn JiM-key Club for an order of restraint against Constable John Smith and his deputies waa granted by County Judge O. H. Sumpter today anil there was no interruplion of the lietliug at the racecourse this afternoon. The bookmakers occupied stools in the betting ring and displayed their prices on hand boards. Constable Smith was iu the betting ring when served with the courts order. He promptly retired, and there was a shout from the crowd of about 1.000 present for the racing. The restraining ardef leads as follows: "Order for injunction, state of Arkansas to John L. Smith: As constable of Hot Springs township. roaatj of Garhead, state of Arkansas, as well as individual, your agents, servants and deputies, are restrained and enjoined from entering the iinlosuro or grounds id the Oaklawn racing plant of the plaintiff except for the purpose of serving due or legal I ess and in reasonable time, therefore, in the search of service: that you are restrained and enjoined likewise from interfering with the business Of the ptehltiff or its patrons and from threatening t i break up the inns at said plant or arresting persons who may merely be spectators of said races, and against whom there are no charges of betting, and from annoying any person or BttaOM who are not betting on the said races, until further order of the Carland Chancery Court or the Chancellor thereof." It was believed by 1 lie horsemen and the regulars thai this erdC* means that the meeting will continue without interruption, and they were accordingly in high spirits. Tonight, however, they are again in a Mate of uncertainty. Prosecul ing Attorney Mans d clares that the order will be dissolved by Chancellor Curl. The prosecutor says he will insist on a strict en Ioreenien t of the law and it appears that he means it. This morning he caused the arrest of L. A. Cella. Leo Mayer, John Wolf. Barney Wolf and others on warrants charging violation of the Amis law and says that other arrests are forthcoming. The restraining order is addressed to Constable Smith and his deputies, it does not stop the Cit-iz ns Improvement Fnion. The racing today seemed to be more enjoyable than was tliat of yesterday, though the feature race, the handicap at a mile and seventy yards, resulted in a form somersault on the part of Wing Ting, which had beea beaten in her previous race when ridden by D. Austin. She had the diminutive J. Puller as her pilot today and forced a steady, fast pace from the start, racing Flip, the early contender, into defeat and had enough in ItaUMI to stall off a determined challenge from Terns Rod in the final drive. Hteh Pear landed in third place. lackey hteretead won with I.ord Dixon and Cursus. Both were little thought of. Ill the race won by Lord Dixon Recpiesi was given much consideration, bul |M or racing luck caused her defeat. Her rider lodged a claim of foul against Proteus, which had finished second, and the judges allowed it. By the ruling Bequest got second and Kiltie Piatt was moved into third place. Belltoone was the only easy winner of the afternoon. She spreadeagled the others and won as her rider pleased. Itustle annexed another purse for L. A. Cella. She won the opening race rather handily after overcoming a lot of interference. The second race resulted in a close finish between Sweet Kitty and Theodoete, the former was given the decision. The llaytnait-Oarsou contingent will depart for Betining next Saturday. In addition to shipping the entire lot of horses that they have lieen racing here, they will take with them jockey Englander. This rider has at times shown ability, but on the whoio has much to learn liefore becoming a finished rider. Jockey C. Swain was again suspended for disobedience a; the east. This time he was given a week by the starter. With peaceful times in prospect for tomorrow afternoon the racing promises well with such useful horses H Billy Mow legs. Water Lock. Albert M.; Ben Strong. Jim Simpson. Dr. Wentkcr: Sorrel Top, P. J. Swanner, Penrhyn; Hypertea IF. Hannibal Bcj. Bedgaiintlet; High Bear, Scalplook. Princess! Oram; Reecher, Athena and adeaaa figuring in tha various races. , I. L. IHunpsey.

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