Lawyers To Argue About Bookmaking.: Recent Gravesend Cases Likely to Furnish the Test Which Has Been Sought., Daily Racing Form, 1908-09-29


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LAWYERS TO ARGUE ABOUT BOOKMAKING Recent Gravesend Cases Likely to Furnish the Test Which Has Been Sought New York September 2S Sol Lichteustein Tom Shaw James Beatty Dick Brown Jim Murphy and Orlando Jones who were arrested at Gravesend Fri ¬ day appeared before Magistrate Gelsmar in Brook ¬ lyn and were held for examination October 2 It was said by several of the race track attorneys last night that on that day Assistant District Attorney Robert II Klder and lawyer John B Stauchfleld will argue these cases in open court and that the important point as to just what constitutes book making under the new law will be determined determinedIt It hx ks as if we could get what we have been after all along said one of the race track attor Lnys These men are charged with bookmaklng and we have been trying to have that question brought before the courts ever since the present law was passed It is our contention that bookmaking is the display of odds the acceptance of cash wagers the recording of them and a settlement after each race Our clients have simply accepted oral wagers without showing odds and have not re ¬ corded txts We feel sure that their cases will be dismissed dismissedWhen When these cases came up Mr Stanchfield asked for an adjournment until next Friday when he will move for the dismissal of the complaints on the irouud that thev did not state facts sufficient to charge a crime He also asked Mr Elder to promise that lie would iiot take the cases out of the jurisdic ¬ tion of the magistrate by having them presented V the grand jury Mr Klder declined to make such 1 promise but said it was probable that the argu iient would go on without interference by the grand Jury Magfstrate Geismar then directed counsel to uive their briefs ready for the hearing next Friday The defendants were releaseL in the sum of 500 ach which was furnished by Joe Vendig and Or ando Jones

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