Trouble in Missouri, Daily Racing Form, 1903-01-15


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TROUBLE IN MISSOURI. A special dispatch from Jefferson City to the St. Louis Republic of Wednesday says : "The racetrack war is on. Giles Boland of St. Louis fired the first gun this afternoon when he introduced two bills in the House, one to provide for the repeal of the section of the breeders law, permitting book-making at tracks and the other making it a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more thsD 00, orirnDrisojiment Qf. more than six months for conducting a poolroom or keeping books at any place in the state. "That the fight for the repeal of the breeders law will be one of the biggest features of the session is conceded by the members of the general assembly, "P. J. Carmody, who was refused dates by the Western Jockey Club a few weeks ago, was here last week. Phelps and his friends aro with Carmody, or rather Carmody is with Phelps, for the fight has enlisted the lobby leader. The Butler members from St. Louis are with Phelps. "On the other side are the Hawes forces from St. Louis. It is thought that the Sonata Committee of Jurisprudence will be the chief bone of contention. Kinealy, of St. Louis, is chairman of this committee. He is considered an Adler-Tllles-Cella man by the other side. The othor members of the committee are Dowell, Bradley of Johneon, Heather and Martin, all of whom aro supposed to be impartial in their views on the question, though it is thought that Heathers friendship for Hawes may make him against the repeal of the breeders law. Morton, another committeeman, is thought to be with the Adlor people. Jewett, the only other member on the committee, has usually acted with Phelps. " Casey of Kansas City expects to introduce a bill in the House which will supplement the Boland bill. It will provide for the shortening of the racing moetings to twenty or twenty-fivo- days and stipulate that there shall be overy day a big stake race for Missouri-bred horses. "All of the Kansas City members are thought to be with the Phelps-Carmody element in the fight."

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