Florida Law To Be Tested: Manager Brown And Five Bookmakers Arrested At Moncreif Park.; Action Follows Developments in Case of Mrs. Gilmore--Cases to Come Up in Court After Close of Present Jacksonville Meeting., Daily Racing Form, 1910-03-06


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FLORIDA LAW TO BE TESTED MANAGER BROWN AND FIVE BOOKMAKERS ARRESTED AT MONCREIF PARK Action Follows Developments in Case of Mrs Gilmoro Cases to Come Up in Court After Close of ofPresent Present Jacksonville Meeting Jacksonville Fla Ofarch t Quite a stir was occasioned among racegoers here today when It was learned that five of the Moncreif Park layers and General Manager II D Brown had l eeni arrested on the charge of violating the antigambling laws The arrests grew out of the trial of iMrs Laura Gilmore charged witli libelling the management of the Florida Live Stock and Agricultural State Fair Association and as a direct result of the argument made in her defense by attorney N P Rryan who alleged that betting was being illegally carried on by the asso ¬ ciation ciationFive Five Informations of four counts each were filed in the Criminal Court this morning by County Solicitor Dewitt T Gray The five warrants were exactly the same in phraseology except that each count contains the name of one party engaged In bookmaking at Moncreif Each is against II D Rrown general manager of the association the association itself and one bookmaker The five bookmakers involved are R A Kennedy J C Coburn Lee Wagner Charles Walters and I Hammerschlag Each was required to furnish 800 bail for appearance In tho Criminal Court during the spring term which opens on the fourth Tuesday in April The prosecution will not Interfere with the present meeting meetingSurprises Surprises came frequently at Moncreif Park this afternoon the chief upsets being the failures of Master John in the twoyearold dash and of Charlie Eastman in the Everett Hotel Handicap Roth were oddsOn favorites Master John was left at the post in his race while Charlie Eastman found the task of shouldering 120 pounds and racing Eyebright into submission in the early stages too taxing a task F 1 Pons Font won the handicap In a canter his mar ¬ gin over the favorite lieing six lengths Obert reserved Font in the early stages and delayed mak ¬ ing his move until well around the far turn When lie went for the leaders he found but little oppwi tion Charlie Eastman and Eyebright being tired horses after they had gone half a mile Jane Swift and Mystitier were successful favorites favoritesFred Fred Cook and Charlie Bowman joined the ranks of the layers at Moncreif Park this afternoon for the first time

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