view raw text
TO WALK ABOUT" AGAIN AT BENNING Washington. D. .. March 14- -A final decision in tlie test ease brouglit against bookmaker William Emala by District Attorney D. W. Barker cannot, be had iK-fore llie Helming spring ineeling and the •IVrainhulali.r.v system" of betting introdtiued last fall w ill Ik- in vogue. Davis was indicted April 12. 1806, on a charge of violating tlie general gaming table law, and after hue case ha4 been heard an agreement was reached lietween District Attorney Baker and Attorney A. S. Worthliigton. who defended Davie, that the latter might plead guilty and the case lie taken to the Court 0/ Appeals for decision. Davis pleaded guilty before Justice Stafford in the Supreme Court of tlie District of Columbia ami was sentenced to two boon In jail on November 14. last. Attorney Wortlilngton noted an appeal on November, :: . ami also filed a bill of exceptions to the rulings made t.y Justice Stafford. He also filed a motion in arrest of judgment. This bill of ex eeptions is now under consideration by Justice Stafford, and it seems to be a foregone conclusion that he will overrule them all and deny the motions for a new trial end for an arrest of judgment. The ease will then go to the Appellate court. It is virtually impossible for tlie case to progress through the Appellate Court and reach a decision there before May 1 at the earliest. Tlie spring meeting begins March 28 and ends three weeks later. District Attorney Baker will detail two of his assistants to visit the Bcnning track daily to see that no paraplienalia of a beoknaaker. is displayed and that no layers station themselves in anv one place and maintain it for any length of time. It is stated that if any of these requirements are disregarded the offender will be arrested.