Elder Strikes Higher Up.: President Fitzgerald Of The Brighton Beach Association Among Indicted.; Owner Engeman and Ring Manager Cavanagh Also Victims--Big Attendance and Good Racing at the Beach., Daily Racing Form, 1908-07-22


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ELDER STRIKES HIGHER UP PRESIDENT FITZGERALD OF THE BRIGHTON BEACH ASSOCIATION AMONG INDICTED Owner Engeman and Ring Manager Cavanagh Also Victims Big Attendance and Good Rac ¬ ing at the Beach New York July 21 Christopher Fitzgerald George Kngeman and 7 G Cavanagh respectively president chief owner and betting ring manager of the Brighton Beach Racing Association were indicted liy the grand jury of Kings county this morning and bench warrants were iininediately issued at the instance of Assistant District Attorney Robert II Klder of Kings county 1ollcciuen armed with warrants arrived at the track at four oclock and proceeded to search John G Gavanaghs premises for evidence Messrs Fitzgerald Cavanagh and Engeuian were not at the track during the after noon It is understood that they were conferring with their counsel and would give themselves up later in tho day after having made arrangements for hail bonds bondsMr Mr Fitzgerald and Thomas Jackson an attache of the track were witnesses before the grand jury during the morning Mr Fitzgerald asked that lie be excused from testifying and though lie was iintler subpoena because he had declined a previous invitation to appear tiie grand jury granted his re iuest Mr Jackson remained before the jury one hour however howeverFifteen Fifteen men the most prominent of whom was Joe Vcndig arrested last week at Brighton Beach appeared before Magistrate Tighe today for ad ¬ journed examinations on charges of violating the MitilxHting law Assistant District Attorney White asked for further adjournment adjournmentI I protest against any further delay exclaimed lawyer James Kilperln who appeared for the de ¬ fendants These men demand an immediate exam ¬ ination on charges against them The i enal code permits any accused man to demand an immediate examination before a committing magistrate and the establishment of a prima facie case or the discharge from custody of the defendant As the district at j toruey refuses to go on with the examination 1 ask for the immediate discharge of these men menThe The code gives the defendants tho right to de ¬ mand an immediate examination but it is not man ¬ datory upon the magistrate to comply with the de ¬ mand said Magistrate Tighc As these defend mtK are out on bail no hardship will result if I ontinue the examination I will set It down for Thursday peremptorily peremptorilyJ J L McGInnis and his trainer J I Smith have parted company It is said that Smith has been dissatisfied with his job for some time past and Frank Gills defeat on Saturday precipitated to ¬ days break Mr McGinnis refused to discuss his otter of last week to match Frank Gill against Big Chief for 10000 a side lie intimated that he had dismissed completelyConsidering the subject from his mind completely Considering the ordinary card and threatening weather todays attendance at Brighton Beach was up to tho standard of the meeting which is unique witli respect to profitable patronage despite acutely discouraging conditions Everything went along smoothly police arrangements were unchanged and if any arrests of alleged violators of the autibet ting law took place none of the patrons of the big enclosure were aware of it itHilly Hilly Coulter who started out well with a victory witli Heknows the medium of a mild coup in the lirst race and followed with another success with Trash in the second unexpectedly failed with Beau clere his third entry of the afternoon and seem ¬ ingly the surest winner of the day Beauclere which at all times was a prohibitive favorite for the mile and a quarter race plainly showed the ill effects of the neglect of his former trainer Max Hirseh to cool him out promptly after his preceding race raceII II B Dnryeas Marathon at 5 to easily dis ¬ posed of tame opposition in the mile and sixteenth lush The running of Cairngorm in this race pro ¬ voked considerable adverse comment Homer rode the Joyner horse and there was a general disposition to let it go at that A genuine good twoyearold in Fashion Plate raced during the afternoon The Oneck Stables youngster ran the fastest five and a half furlongs race of the meeting to Ixat Ragman in the third race The winner which was eased up on the stretch turii and nearly caught at the end is one of the finest types of thoroughbred shown this sea fain Yet lie failed to elicit a bid over the 900 he was entered to be sold for when auctioned oil after his victory

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