New York Track Betting Troubles, Daily Racing Form, 1908-10-03


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NEW YORK TRACK BETTING TROUBLES. New York. October 2. At President Dwycrs request Allen Pinkerton today notified ten bookmakers at Aqueduct to eeaso doing business on the races Sol Liehtensleiri. James Beatty. George Rose, T. Shaw. O. A. Jones. W. Gerdes. W. Snow, F. Rear-don. W. Connors. A. J. Levy. Edward Burke. W. Cohan. C. Cella and E. Byan. The order was imperative and carried with it banishment from the luclosure unless implicitly obeyed. Many more names of alleged violations of the anti-betting law were ou the list furnished Mr. Dwyer during the past week by District Attorney Darrin. Mr. Darrin. who was again present, said that Governor Hughes could not stop betting on the races as it is now conducted, even if he summoned all the available state militia and coast artillery to assist him in enforcing the Hart-Agnew law. Captain Lanyon, of the private detective agency of that name, was also present and in a most conciliators- mood, particularly with newspaper .men. several of whom he tried to convince that betting had been stamped out since he got busy last Wednesday. It is thought that there will be no more attempts to interfere with Aqueduct racing by thu author! lies. William Wills, attorney for the men recently arrested at Gravesend. said that the cases, which had been set for trial this morning, had been atijouruert until Monilay at 10:30 a. m. This was In deference to the wishes of Hon. John B. Stanehfield. chief counsel for the defendants, who was unable to appear in court this morning to argue the motion for a dismissal on the grounds that the acts the prisoners were charged with did not constitute bookmaklng. Assistant District Attorney Elder, who was present to prosecute, opposed the motion, declaring that he was ready and anxious to have the trials to go on and that he wanted a quick decision by tho court as to whether the defendants were guilty of bookmaklng or not. so that iu case of the former the authorities could go ahead and close up the tracks at once.

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