Madden on the Trail of a Tout, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-14


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MADDEN ON THE TRAIL OF A TOUT LEXINGTON, Ky., December 13. John E. Madden has asked the postal authorities to investigate the claim of one John J. Mitchell" that he is "manager of Hamburg Stock Farm, Lexington." Madden came into . possession ,of a letter written on paper bearing .the imprint ".Hamburg Stock Farm, Lexington, Ky., John J. Mitchell, manager," wherein Mitchell undertook to influence one M. Bearger of yiliuiiigton, Delaware, to wager money on cer-liifn -irorses-tlmt- lie -ffhl--vvTjitid "start- -at Lafohfa some time after October 10. 1910, the date of the letter, which was mailed in an cnveIoie of I hi: Hotel- AViilmiti Cincinnati, Ohio, where Mitchell Instructed Ticaijror to address him. Madden calls the attention of the postal authorities to the fact that there is no place at or near Jjexiugtou which is known , lo the lieople of the community as-. "Hamburg Stock Farm," and that no person by the name of John J. Mitchell is known in this, community to. be- manager, of any stock farm. . Madden claims that inasmuch as his great breeding establishment is widely known under the name Hamburg Place. Mitchell iutenijod :by use ,of such stationery to convey the lnipYesion that he was identified with MaiMens establishment and thereby prncticed deception for , purposes of gain, which he iiiiiiiit.-iins constitutes misuse of, the mail. , ,. Aside "from that," said .Madden, .today,; "these "letter writing touts are a menace to the turf and to society and the sooner the mails are closed to them and prison gates arc closed behind them the better for everybody."

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