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CELLA HAS NO BOOKING INTEREST. Testimony Against Stevens Contention and Case Is Dismissed. Cincinnati. 0., September 2S. J. I. Stevens protest against the payment of the purse won by Miss Strome. owned by L. A. Cella on the ground that Cella capital was operating several books liere in violation of the State Racing Commissions recently enacted rule prohibiting owners from having an interest in books and vice versa, was not sustained. Stevens contention being refuted by sworn affidavits submitted to Judge Hopper. Stevens named specifically two books that he thought Cella was indirectly interested in. The men operating these books were questioned at length, and denied that Cella or others were interested in the management, or in anyway identified with their book-making ventures. The persons questioned by the judges were Phil Bollinger, Anthony Bonero. Leo Wagner, Guy Fisher and A. L. Kirby. Kirby showed by his testimony and contract duly signed and dated May 2S. 1907, that he had acquired ownership of the field and combination books. His testimony will naturally prevent future allegations that persons conducted In the race track management have interest In these books. The judges ruling verbatum follows: "The evidence failing to justify tlie contention of J. D. Stevens in regard to the filly Miss Strome, his protest Is dismissed." "