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STAKE VALUES IN DISPUTE H I BROWN DECLINES TO ACCEPT RULING OF JOCKEY CLUB STEWARDS. Corxeaueudeuca Concerning Matter Given Publication in the Raring Calendar — Friction Over Spring Dates in the East. Near York, January 2. — The uimil Issue of the Seeing Calendar, which is the *ttit-i :t 1 organ ol tl stewards ..i ; 1 1 • - Jockej dub, contains :i report of ■ ■* i ••• i «• iu i.ni ■«- between t lie general manager of the Laurel race course. Hear ii. Brown, ami the stew ardii i i i ■ • 1 1 i decision rendered by iln.se gentlemen i i.Hi. .hi. i- mi. treasury or race dind nf the l.auni track, ami which Mr. Brown sa.~ be will MM accept. lie- mutter liangs ti|MHi iln- jockey i I lib stewards -ah i •■ 1 1 reial uu of the ..niiii ion nf several Makes ■ ! l he guaranteed i.r.lei- nin ftir :ii Laurel and woa In tl k Stable. II. r. I1.iI1.mIm-. k and Tbonias I". McDowell. IM last named gentleman, who is lb Laurel steward when his horses are not raring there, i..ni..l with the other two owaerii Interested and pro i led against the ratuatioa set upon the stakes by ■be clerk uf ihe course, but later Mr. McDowell with .in u bb protest. Then the matter came ap to" three steward* ..:i dut] ..i tin- Laurel meeting;, hut they could m ael in concert, .in. i Hi.- rase next was taken to the stewards of the Jorkej Plnb. They derided thai ihe l..iine! race coarse most pay to the two nwn rs larger sums than Mr. Brown tnoughl was in accord i.i- wiili lii- in i.-iii i.in when be advertised the takes .iii.i invited owners i make entries. This d i-i.in Mr. Browa declined : accept, and. with hi* letter placed on Hie with the secretary, the matter ji..v itaads. A defluite derision should be reached, horsemen think, before the restimptiou of racing in the spring :i i Jamestown, heeatixe many stakes aad races have en, lii inns latsed upon the amount of iii..ney won in ingle races by horses. In the eases bow in dispute. in mi eon hunt- wiiii tin- decisions of the stewards the Y uket Noiions ;iii.| c -v. nwnnl |. the Punch .viable :ui.| Axjiade. -kii-.I by II. . Halleubeck, must in future lake up penalties for having won .-.in. .mils nf money which Mr. Brown asserts II was not his iii t fin inn to award when be drew 111 the conditions. Turfmen who have for seme weeks been aware of tin- disputed decision fern thai If Mr. Browns at:i-iinle is persisted in the Laurel race coarse will not be recognised by ih - Jockey Olnb when ii asks for i es i,.-i October. The temper of the Jockey Clan stewards may be ■ judged from the fart thai following the receipt of lie letter from Mr. Brown declining to accept their iuterpi ration of the conditions .. ihe siak.-. they i-.is,.i resolutions reaffirming their decision and I extending ii to other -tak.s run during the Laurel 1 meal in-.. Anotlier soiilce of fri.-l ion which is causing some dlscuasion by the stewards is the fact thai the Htm de Grace management have ask .i for dal i : tn. in April 8 to 28 next, and the applicatloa has l.een held uver by 1 he Jockey Club slew aid-, as some of iln.se dales w.-ie iii 1912 ifVd by the Jaaaestowa link, and i:-- manager some time ago asked foi spring dates which woald not he claimed by the • Maryland Jockey club. Experienced turfmen believe thai a harmonious arrangement is possible whereby Jamestown. Pimliro and Havre de Grace eaa nl! he 1 Kranted dates In April and May satisfactory to all three of Ihe managements. Laurels charter limi;s 1 I h lag ... the month nf October, so it will not be cea-Idered in the spring allotment f dates.