Progress In Miller Bill Hearing., Daily Racing Form, 1910-02-03


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PROGRESS IN MILLER BILL HEARING Ottawa Out February 2 At last nights session of the Miller bill committee G II Cowan member of Parliament for Vancouver said that the member ¬ ship list of the British Columbia Thoroughbred As ¬ sociation included the best and most substantial people of the city Police Magistrate Leggatt of Windsor provincial detective Greer of Toronto and city detective Bleakley of Hamilton all testified that the recognized tracks were orderly and well con ¬ ducted and that no evils requiring legislative action existed in regard to them The abolition of book making would not be an improvement and it would not he practicable to enforce a law prohibiting book making and permitting individual betting bettingAt At this mornings sitting E K Carrington man ¬ ager of the Thiel Detective Agency and Captain Pender assistant superintendent of the Pinkertoiis testified to the same effect and added that investi ¬ gation of the plea of criminals I lost the money at the race track almost invariably proved to be fabrication Counsel for the bill put on a youn man who said he had lost his situation in Toronto because he had stolen money from his employers He went 150 miles away to bet it itThis This afternoon the mayor and clerk of Cote des Xeiges testified that the Blue Bonnets track at Montreal situated in their jurisdiction was a gen ¬ eral benefit Their evidence was given in French FrenchThe The StandardBred Horse Society of Canada sent a resolution of protest against the bill and a Dele ¬ gate to give evidence

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