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SECRETARY WALTER H. PEARCE RESIGNS. Lexington, Ky., September 1. The Kentucky State Racing Commission went into session iu chairman Johnson X. Camdens room at his home near Versailles this afternoon. Chairman Camden was in bed and the other members of the commission gathered at his bedside. The chairman has been thus confined for several days. The resignation of Walter II. Peurce as racing secretary at the Louisville and Latonia tracks was accepted by the commission. The Commission also passed a resolution requiring the Louisville and Latonia tracks to increase purses this fall from 1916.sh00 to 8800 minimum. W. If. Rakers stable of eighteen horses including Sleeth, Amazon, Itringhurst, Roscoe Goose, Lady Rotha, Judge Young, Mary Itelle, Green Jones, Knebelkamp. Tom Manson, Ella Ryan, P.ob Dundon, Square Dealer and Shinestone arrived here this morning from Latonia for the annual fall race meeting of the Kentucky Association. Jockey Roscoe Goose, who will continue to ride for this stable, is also here. John L. Paul arrived from Latonia at noon with five horses, Lahore, Old barter, Polly H., Jawbone and Camellia. Racing Secretary AV. II. Shelley and Roger Sullivan, his office assistant, today began issuing badges to owners, trainers and jockeys. The track this morning was in good order and many horses were at work. The fastest time for one mile was 1:4175 by Leo Ray. while Water Witch, also from the stable of W. J. Young, worked a mile in 1:41.