Measures On Foot To Test New Law.: Jockey Club Has Retained Counsel and Lines of Procedure Are Under Consideration., Daily Racing Form, 1908-06-14


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MEASURES ON FOOT TO TEST NEW LAW Jockey Club Has Retained Counsel and Lines of Pro ¬ cedure Are Under Consideration New York June 13 The local authorities sent n regiment of police to the Gravesend race course for the purpose of suppressing betting on the seven races decided there this afternoon and conditions rose to an acute stage in the matter of enforcing the recently enacted antiracing law The first act of the police was to clear the betting iucloguru of ill persons Individuals were manhandled and shoved about indiscriminately Groups of specta ¬ tors were not permitted to converse together peace ¬ ably lui t wore quickly warned to move on P II Sullivan brother to the famous Big Tim Sullivan was the first man to resent this arbitrary order sind told one officer that if he laid a hand on him he would have him arrested for assault Sullivans identity being just then made known the police dropped away from him like rodents from a sinking ship No one was molested in the clubhouse where more or less wagering was going on Two arrests were made in the grandstand a man by the name f Kahn l ing apprehended for accepting a wager of SIO on King James from John James the last named being taken along as a witness A II Klein a prominent l ookinaktr was sent to jail for refusing to move on Seven other men were arrested mid charged with violating Section 351 of the Hart Agiicw bill as amended The list Lawrence Daley Leon Cohen Morris Gold J Jones H Sommers John Lyons and Alfred Fisher strange to say does not contain the name of a single professional layer fit bettor bettorRacegoers Racegoers were orderly and accepted the uniquely aggravating conditions with philosophical good humor As a matter of fact the only clash of the day occurred between the police and the deputy sheriffs sheriffsManagcr Managcr John G Cavanagh was busily engaged during the afternoon in making it plain to every Iwdy conccnicd that wagers were made at the sole risk of the individual hazarding arrest and laid particular stress on such warnings in the case of recognized layers intimating that such offenders would be denied further privileges in the event that former conditions were restored restoredThe The Jockey Club has1 officially announced that Messrs Herbert Barry and James Watson of re ¬ spectively Dclancy Nicols David Stonfts and Overbacks law offices have been retained to prepare and submit three test cases of the HartAgnew law to the Court of Appeals First one to cover the legality of posting odds second to define what constitutes a bet under the new law and third to have said law construed generally Their first net will be to apply for writs of habeas corpus Said writs may act as stays and invalidate the emergency clause in the bill that is to say its power immediatelyThe to take effect immediately The censorship was taken off today and the pool ¬ rooms and handbooks throughout the country were able to secure all the advance information they needed as well as prompt results of the finishes The notorious De Lacy Is quoted as being delighted with the situation The net result of the two days crusade against racing is that poolrooms have multi ¬ plied amazingly amazinglyJohn John Cavauagh told the assembled press repre ¬ sentatives tonight that he felt sure that everything would come out all right that the sport had sur ¬ vived even worse trials In the past pastOwen Owen Murphy chairman of the Cod s Committee who ordered the antiracing bills to be reported to the assembly was blackballed yesterday by a local 16dge of Elks when Ms name came up for member ¬ ship There were fifty blackballs cast against him

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