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Friday, October 14, 1921.
BIG SANDY NEWS PAGE SEVEN" iiiioueiiiDiiBisiiiD; Helm Bruce. Former Attorney for St ; Louis Bucket Shop Syndicate Seeks to Destroy Racing. REPEAL OF THE PRESENT LAW MEANS THE RETURN OF THE BANISHED I00K MAKERS TO KENTUCKY Tbe Kentucky Jockey Club Pays Orer $300,000 Yearly J.i . In Taxea Into the State Treasury, I ' (Th Tliorwighbrvd Record.) ' Kentucky la th home of the thomgtored. It I th nursery f tbe floe breed of horses the world baa produced. ' An infusion of thor oghbred blood enriches every oilier strain and rive quality, speed ami courage to tba colder breeds. Hundred of thooaanda of am are devot ed to tbe ralalng o thoroughbreds In tbla State, and millions of dollar . are Invested in tbe Industry. At the coming ses-toa of tbe legislator an organized effort will be made to destroy tbe thoroughbred Interest, lay waste the fertile pasture, now valued at from V00 to $1,000 an acre, upon which they graze and re ds the peerless Man (TWar, for whom $500000 baa been refused, to the worth of a plow horse. CuuVr the old book-making arstem which Mr, Brace sought to pm parnate for hla clenta. the State did not recetv dollar; under the prea ent law the Kentucky Jockey Club pay yearly Into the State Treasury over $300,000.- If Mr. Bruce succeeds In destroying the thoroughbred latereet tbla Immense aum will be entirely lout to the State and the book-makers H return to prey on the public. The leader of this destructive crusade, falsely put forth aa a moral Is sue, Is Helm Bruce, a Louisville lawyer, who, nursing s personal grievance, . and la grateful remembrance it his former race track dienta, Oil a. Till" and Adler, the St Louis bucket shop gambler, seeks to pritilMt all racing In Kentucky. Wbn tbe Ita'clng Connntskm was created by an act of tbe Legtoratur and tbe turf In this State was taken oat of the hands of the book-makers wbo bsd dishonored a royal sport. Helm Bruce, took a fee from this syndics' of backet sliop owners snd sought to bsve the law do dared unconatltntloaal. H was defeated In hts selnsh purpose and new ' that lb acandal breeding book-maker ha bet driven- out, and the turf - Is prospering adr the pari-inutual system, with tbe leading horsemen of Kentucky, selected by tbe Uovernof, giving their time to th enforcement of the law, Mr. Bruce seek to destroy the entire turf structure and carry with It the whole thoroughbred Interests of Kentucky. Dosha Brerkeniidge, editor of tba Lexington Herald, has defended racing, as now conducted under the 8tate Commission, and In a aeries of frank and forceful editorials lie baa exposed th ' Inconsistency of Helm Brace, once an attorney for the book-makers, and new advocating the destruction of the part-mutuei which would open the wsy for th return of Mr. Bruce't former clients to Kentucky.' Mr. Bruc pleads Ignorance of th character of hla client or their selfish Interest In tbe following statement to Mr. Breck en ridge: "A Bssiber of mrm I to my knuwtn that certain aila oun- eiuena. in wnnwwi "im ...-.- I- uUixl. mob mm thai mo track, war. emtrall-a br buokRaara. and that boos-ma.-. rataiMtf twm'jr to thirty per cnt a4 that all mnt of rmnllUJwrji eom ' snHt.4 MMlar this .yMw Th. tact Is 1 kww son. Ihrnmrn thins. ,, It ki aal4 that I kaow that Calta, Till, '1 TZr. Tm LMia owi.d 1-atonU Io4 Dousta. Park, aa it Is aa th.y ran action, of th. counter ' '" 5m I iZLaM aantlonnt had ar UUarast la It I isjTaa buck.t .hope Uvrf,"tfJ I thi ooontry, I So nmt know. It to aal I thlt I kiww ihM thin, baomoj. I 1 ST at In a tnututd asalnjt I Htat. ftaclns OommtoaioB aa.klns- t I oelara4 uaoot-tlluUonal. 11 ta U!?I I Ivtru. that I u aa attorn. for th. 1 ImJL Tart Jck.r Club in a suit I braht to tat U. oon.OlalknaiUy of 1 thJtVi. but It to bo at that I 1 1 l Uua ow, ev oth.nrl, any 1 tTSTfaS. itateilS th. .dltortal a. to I iiaWla oo th. mo. tmoka." I Mr. Breckenrldg make th fol- I lowing reply : ., . I -Mr. Bruce knew that Cella, Tlllea I and Adlar, who ran bocketahops and I race tracks In various sections of the country, eontroled Latonla and Doug laa Park; that there wa a syndicate 'noota on all tli trades controlled by 'them; that radng In Kentucky waa in 'a deplorable condition ; that the roeei nga wr long, aad nnder the syndlcale ratem ef bookmaklng every sort of ;aacallty was committed. . I Mr. Bruce states : "I knew non ,,f these things." "W avow that all statements ad by n are true; that all inteUl 'Bt mn eonnerted with radng or In Vrested In radng know them to be lue; that the facts were published In 1. .ii. naMMnera. and that In the Scttoskm m regard A the enactment L kin ...tinr the State Badni I LUC W,u ' ti. allied and not de- 'linUJlBVlVU wv.w t w. amnt at Ira face value !. Bruce'e statement: "I know none these things." e "Mr. Bruce does recall that Cella 1 an Interest In the Douglas Park key Club. It Is Interesting t know It this much of what was general twledge percolated through the at Iphere of sweet Innocence that sur Vded Mr. Bruce. If be bad then j the allghtest Interest In the preaer 'ou of radng, either as a sport or a aid to the breeding of horse or dcatructlv agency of all that Is and noble, it aeems to our mun tntelllgence be would bav to ed himself as to the controlling rs in radng and certainly aa to lersonnel of hLs clients, baa been long time since the l Kadng Commission was created The effort mad by.th owners of L. Park and Latonia Cella, Til- Id Adler to have that act declar- .onsUtutlonal. Mr. Bruce manes plausible atatement of the oaau , nit hut a atatement that in llnlo entlroly mlaleadlsg. . 8. ENGINEER 8ENT TO CINCINNATI nntnn flnnt. 80 Colonol CtlSS. '. Corps of Engineers, United vrmy, Engineer Commissioner iMstrict of Columma, naa neon to duty in charge or the en r division embracing the Ohio d It tributaries, which bead- Tha mi mIIm tli Slate Radtie Commlaaloo waa drawn aa a result of a meeting held in our office In the old Herald building, and as we recall at- Woodford, Johnson N. Cunwlen, Ciiarlcs McMeektn, Jouett Hliouse, uten eniwr of the Kentucky Farmer and Breeder, and Hal P. Headier. No man con nected with Churchill Down waa In vited to the meeting nor advised of It purpose. John T. Hhelby and John B, Alien were engaged to draw th act which waa supported by all the breed ers ef tbe State, and passed by a prac tically unanimous tot of both bouses of th Lrgtalature. . . . T purpose of tbe set waa to pre vent a continuation of such conditions as were incident to the ownership of racs tracks by Mr. Brace's clients. It provided: 1 The said commission ahall have the power to preaer!le tbe rule, regula tion snd conditions under which run ning race ahall be conducted la tbla State." jColla, Tlllea and Adler had control of the Latonla track and ef Douglas Park. Began) lean of tbe Interests uf radng, they hud purchased Douglas Park and revealed their purpose to have conflicting dates with Churchill Downs and to conduct long meetings, aa tney did n Missouri. Mr. Bruce apparently attempt to put th basl of the salt In which he tried to have th State Racfng Commission declared anconmltnttonal ou th ground thai the State Radng Commlaaloo wa created to kill Douglas Park. We avow that it' was the desire of all tbe men connected with the move ment to have a State Radng Commis sion to remedy such condition as existed at every track under th con trol of Mr. Brace's clients.' We' were (hen aa we are now opposed to a bucket-shop bookmaklng combination controlling race tracks In Ken tucky; we were ono-wed then, as we ere new, to a syndicate book robbing the public and framing up races. .:. It Is provided in the act that Mr. Bruce' dlents tried to nave declared unconstitutional : "Provided, That a refusal of the commission to grant any radng asso ciation a- license or to assign any rac ing association at least forty days, it desired, ahall be subject to tbe review of the courts of the State." But Cella. Tlllc and Adler were not satisfied with this provision. They wanted Uie whole act declared uncon stitutional, for vthat act though it may not be known to Mr. Bruco, who knows so little, aa revealed la hla oom munlcnSon today provide: : "Said comnilision shall bav the power to prescribe the rules, regula tions snd conditions under which run ning races shall be conducted In this Stole." Under that provision the State Rac ing Commission has tbe power to pro hibit hookmakinc on Its tracks and it bat exercised and enforced that quarters In Cincinnati. Colonel Kuts will succeed Colonel William W. Harts as engineer in charge of the Cincinnati district. Col onel Harts, recently waa transferred to Washington as a student at the Army War College, Washington Barracks. . In making the announcement Gener al Beach indicated that the Ohio River division la regarded as one of th moat power,' wMrh was never don before Jts cruation.. ' '" Mr. Brnre mnv not knew It. but w bellev it to b a fact that the chief rensa his known rilent, Cella and hit actual client, Cella' assodates, wanted tbe act dedared nncoDstitu tloaal was thaMt made possible th destruction of their syndicate book. We do not say that Mr. Bruc knows it, because after bis atatement we fear to state thst he knows even the most widely known fact, but ac cording to th grand Jury of Jeffer son County It Is s fact "that a vast number of handbooks are being oper ated to the dty of Loukjvine." . ' rt have not beard of any movement by Mr. Bruce to step thes hand books If Mr, Bruce bad succeeded In the suit to declare unconstitutional th act creating the Stat Radng Com mission there would b books on the race track as well as handbooks in th city. The law now prohibit hand books In the dty. But they exist In the dty of Louisville, Tet Mr. Bruc starts a campaign against "legalised betting" and ao far as we know takes no action against tbe illegal betting iliat Is. Id. our onlnloo. .infinitely tbe greater evil, which is rampant In bis own home town. In the communication published this morning, Mr. Bruce saya: "I have never pretended to mak any accurate -statement of what ar the total profits of the Jockey Club, because 1 do not know them." Ti. a alAtenient hv him sent throucn the Associated l're from LoulsvllU September 17, lie saja: . A localized iriant monopoly enjoy ing the gambling privllegea realises profit of two or three million of dor lar a year out of this demoralizing vice." Arala we apologise for having stat ed In a previous editorial that Mr. Bruce knows tbls ststement Is insccu- rale. But we svow that It Is Inaccu rate and - utterly . misleading an-i known to be Inaccurate by every man and woman who has ven cursory in formation In regard to tbe purses snd stskes given by the Jockey Club, the expenses Incident to th conduct ol racing and the taxes paid by th Jockey Club. ' Mr. Bruce doses his communication with this stnleroent: 'Tarl-rautuel betting on the race tracks may be a safer form of netting than bookmsklng safer for tbe gura-bler-but I am not Interested In pro tecting the gambler." i Who Is it Mr. Itrue hi Intereatcd in protecting? As a lawyer he wa intereiti-d in forwarding the lntereatl of Cella, Tlllea snd Adler, who, thouit!i of course lie never knew It, conaucieu backet-sbops and syndicate books. The present movement fathered by him will Inure to the benefit of th bookmaker and handbook men, thoutfb equally of course he does not know this. As proven by the result In New York, the success of the movement b advocates) will lead to a form, bl gambling that Is roost pernicious an J as s rule crooked. As revealed by the report of th irrand Jury In Louisville, the hand books flourish even in the rarlfled at mopphere that surrounds Mr. Bruc. . Not Interested lu protecting th pimblerT Of course not Not Inter ested In the personnel of his clients who employed his services to destroy the State lladng Commission so thai they might run race tracks In Ken tucky aa they ran them In Missouri solely for tbe benefit of the syndicate book? Not Interested In protecting the breeding interests? What I Mr. Bruce' real interest? , ' His letter reveals, according to hi own statements, that Mr, Bruce ha never been Interested enough to as certain even the moat widely known facts In rerard to racing and thai he knows no more about it now than he knew when he was the attorney for Douglas Pork snd the bucket-shop-bookmaking aggrcsratlon that owned It , . '. Why In Mr, Brm giving hla tint and hi high ability and great repu tatloc ami his money to this fight to have repealed the provision in tin Kentucky statutes that was passed inrii nth iKu:t. veurs before he ap peared as the attorney for the Douglas Park Jockey Club? He did not then attempt to have that section of tbe statutes repealed. The act creating the State Racing Commission was passed In 1000. The provision under which parl-mutuels are permitted was passed in 1803, thirteen years before that. During those years the book makers operated us unmolested on th race tracks as they now operate in Louiavllle snd will again operate on the race tracks if Mr. Bruce succeed in his present efforts. ... Every man familiar with radng know that radng has been cleaner and on higher plane ; that the stakes and purses are four or five hundred tier cent greater sine the bookmakers were driven from the tracks. But Mr. Bruce "is not Interested la protecting lag th gamblers" nor th horsemen nor the breeder nor th financial In terests of the State, nor la driving ui th handbooks In LoofivUto. (P.ld Advrtl.m.nt) ' Important in the United States and that everal big engineering projects are under way In that district "I am very much pleased with my new assignment," sold Colonel Kuts to-night "and I am looking forward to my new duties with a great deal of pleasure. I have been In Cincinnati frequently and relish the thought of being assigned there permanently." nniEF news A slight earthquake shock waa felt In Loa Angeles September t. , ' Marshal Foch, of Prance, sails for te United States on October 22. . The German Reichstag has ratified the treaty of peace with the United States. - - Japan has "twenty-one demands" which she will insist upon at th. Dis armament Conference. . : Louts Ferrer, twice president of the Swiss Confederation, died at Berne. Switaerland, last week. ' 4 Sir John Badeley ha. been elected Lord Mayor of London, to succeed Lord Mayor James H. Roll. 1 An effort is being made to have the League of Nations endorse Esperanto, the international language. It is estimated that the shrinkage in taxes will amount to one billion dol lars thl year, a a result of depres sion. .;.'; . Several hundred persons have been killed by a typhoon in Japan. Beveral ateamers were sunk and many fisher men are missing. Lewis S. Pilcher was elected Com mander in Chief of the G. A. R. at Its fifty-fifth - annual encampment, held last week in Indianapolis. A. dozen men were injured and aa many arrested in a clash at Leicester, England, hwt week between the police and six hundred unemployed men. The Hamburg-American liner. Bay ern, the first German passenger ship to reach New York In seven years, docked in the North River October 1. Ambassador Herrlck has taken pos session of the magnificent new Ameri can embassy In Paris, formerly the palace ef the Princess de Broglte. Active armies of the fourteen most Important nations of the world Include approximately six million men, ac cording to figures given out at Wash ington. Last year nearly fifteen thousand persons were burned to death in the United States, and approximately twenty thousand were injured in fires. President Harding haa issued an Armistice Day proclamation, calling en the people of this country to ob serve the day with a two-minute prayer at noon. - v. Former King William II of Wurt temberg died at Stuttgart, Germany, October 2. He abdicated bis throne in November, 1918, after a reign of 27 years. . . The New York Bible Society haa aent aa a gift to the Disarmament Con ference a Bible bound In morocco, and dedicated to the promotion of good wilt among nations. The Ministry of Justice In France is undertaking te suppress dueling In that country, proclaiming that the war cost too much blood to permit loss of more 4n private quarrels. Brigadier-General Jesse Mcl. Carter, Chief of the War Department MlHtia Bureau since the early days of the war, has been retired at his request after thirty-nine, years of service. Popocatepetl, " the great volcanic mountain near Mexico City, ia more active than usual, and the Inhabitants of the villages at Its base are leaving their homes, fearing a aerioua erup tion. : The Queen of Roumanta haa negoti ated a $10,000,000 credit with Swlt- xerland, to be repaid In cereals. Part of the loan will be used in the pur. chase of agricultural and industrial machinery. There are sixty-nine strikes in vari ous parts of the country at this time, a greater number than have existed simultaneously at any time alnce the war, according to Secretary of Labor Davis. Two cannon, used In England about the time the Mayflower sailed, in 1620, have been given by the British gov ernment to be set up in the old fort which is being restored, on Burial Hill, Plymouth. , . . , ' , Th President and Vice President of the1 Kansas Mine Workers' Union are serving six-month jail sentences for violating the criminal section of tbe Kansa Industrial Court law by call ing a strike. . Thomas W. Lamont of New York, accompanied by a corps of financial experts, has gone to Mexico City to confer with the Mexican government regarding liquidation of that country's foreign debts. Judges In Missouri have decided that women will not be eligible to Jury service In that State until the laws of the State are amended, one provision of the present statute being that the jurors shall all be "male citizens." A new searchlight' tested in New York City last week haa a 1 400,000.000 candle power. It can be eeen 140 miles at sea, and shoots a beam of light thirty males Into the air, according to its manufacturers. - The Japanese delegates to the Dis armament Conference are to be Prince Tokugawa, president of the House of Peers, Vice Admiral Kato, minister or the navy, and Baron Shidehara, am bassador to the United States. The Senate haa reached an agree ment imposing a time limit of one hour on each senator in .donating th. peace treaties with Germany, Austria, and Hungary, beginning October 14, This is done to expedite the vote on ratification. China's third great disaster within a year , has been recorded in Anhwei province, where an area larger than the State of Connecticut has been flooded, with the loss of thousands of lives and an estimated property dam age cjf 180,000,000. - " Richfield, .. Elslnore, and Monroe, towna one hundred and twenty miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah, experi enced earthquake shocks last' week ex tending over a period of fifty hours. The property damage is estimated at 1100,000. , . Lieut John A. MacReady, test pilot at McCook Field, Dayton Ohio, haa ahattered the world's altitude record, attaining a height of 40,000 feet in the same La Pere biplane used by Major Rudolph C. Shroeder, who aet a resord of (8,180 feet in February, 1920. - ')3Sw ! I -J 4t ' Kmsr ytz? For Saw Evbhvwhere VAU BLATZ BREWING CO, ' i'aajSlrT Cstl.tt.burg, K.ntuoky , J " TT "llC ' Thomss Rice, Manager j The United States Shipping Board is putting into effect Its new policy of employing only American crews on American ships.; Two hundred alien members of the crew of the George Washington, the largest passenger liner sperating under the . American flag, have been discharged. ' New York's first bread line alnce the early days of. the war, composed of about six hundred men,, was formed September 28, when Dr. William N. Guthrie, rector of St Mark's Church in tbe Bowery, began the distribution of bread, as a result .of conferences with Urbaln Ledoux, champion of the unemployed. ,- .. - . On recommendation ' of Secretary Hughes, the original copies of the Declaration of Independence and the Federal Constitution have been re moved from the Stat. Department at Washington to the Library of Con gress, where the fire risk is less and nhere a more suitable place for ex hibiting the documents is afforded. OBITUARY Galloway, Ohio. Death has come into our community and taken from our midst one of our lovea ones. Anoiner nome manor nas been called and another husband is made to know what it means to walk the way of life without the cheer and comfort afforded by the companion ship of a loving wife. Martha Cyrus Owsley, daughter of A. J. and Arrena Cyrus, was born in West Virginia. August 14, 1857. She waa one of a family of eleven children, three of whom preceded her to the life beyond. In early life she united with the Methodist Church, but later she became a member of the .United Bap tist Church. On May 11, 1889, she was united in marriage with George W. Owsley, and came to Ohio in 1892. Though with no children of her own, she became a real mother to her hus band's children, Columbus and Eliza, and grandson, Howard CordelL The children of the family who preceded her to the spirit land are Mrs. Salina Thacker, who died in Arkansas: Mrs. Ella Cordell, who died in Ohio, and Henry Cyrus, who died in West Vir ginia. Her father and mother too pre ceded her to the spirit land. After an illness of about four weeks duration, Mrs. Owsley passed to her reward from St. Francis hospital, Col umbus, Ohio, Oct 6, 1921, being 64 years, 2 months and 21 daya of age. She is survived by her husband, three brothers, J. M. Cyrus of Louisa, Ky., G. L. Cyrus of Portsmouth, Ohio, Joe Cyrus of Louisa; also four sisters, Mrs. Sarah McGlnnla Jackson, Ohio, Mrs. Nancy Chandler, West Virginia, Mrs. Mollis Cordell, Wilbur, Ky, Mrs. Dollle Cordell, Galloway, Ohio. Mrs. Owsley had a very definite Christian experience and her friends have no doubt as to her future, which la a very great comfort to them now that she Is gone. Her Christianity was of that kind that brightened her own life, and thus brightened all the lives with whom she came in contact Being one of the eldest of the large family she became much like a mother to the younger members and they think LISTENING IN ON THE WORLpi . Next to the au tomobile, the -most - amazing thing of this cen tury, . perhaps, is : the way the wire less has - spread . among amateurs in America. The U. S. Navy as serts that 500.000 boys, girls and : young men have such radiophone ' plants, most of them costing from $10 to $25. . This is an average . of 10,000 to each t a t e b u t of course - some . states have sev eral times 10,000. . Every night ; news . in Morse , code . or lectures or addresses or concerts are sent out from central stations in cities for the ber.eht of these amateurs. The United States Navy exercises a certain control over these amateurs thrmish what is known as the ''Navy Radio Amateur Bureau." This bureau sends the amateur copies of secret codes, arranges concerts and lectures ,fpr,thejn and otherwise Interests them. An amateur, writing ; to'. Popu'jr Science Monthly says the bureau even sent him a personal message soon after he joined. . '" : The sarne writer says that when he first got his apparatus together, he took it out on the porch. The wire touched a standpipe on the porch, and instantly he heard music. Wireless sounds come through the air like tipples en a pond, and washed against the receiving wire. In this case they washed against the metal standpipe. and the minute the wire touched it, the concert that was in the air at the moment began to reproduce on the apparatus in his house. ' " If any of our community boys- art interested in becoming amateur radiograph operators, they should write "United States Navy Radio Ana-, tur Bureau, New York City." M V AT VAL. BLATZ BREWING CO, Catl.tt.burg, K.ntuoky v Thomas Rice, Msnager of her almost aa such. Her sweet un complaining disposition lingers like benediction in the members of bote, husband and her father's family. Mrs. Owsley truly carried out th exhortations of the poet when h wrote: "So live that when-thy sumtnow comes to join the innumerable cars ran that moves to the pale realms of shade. When each shall take his chamber la silent halls of death. Then go not Ilk the quarry stone at night scared to hi dungeon, but sustained and soothed by an unfaltering trust, ' approach thy grave like one who wraps the drapery of his couch about him and lies doww. to pleasant dreams." A FRIEND. TWIN' BRANCH . Our school is progressing nicely. Miss Hazel Jobe called on her cous in, Ivy Jobe Sunday. . Messrs. . Cecil Adams and Tomral Jobe left for Lorado, W. Va. Johnnie Perkln called on home folk Saturday and Sunday. . Oarnett Diamond visited our school Thursday. John Jobe will leave this week for Kermlt W. Va where he has em ployment i : Llndsey Jobe, who ha been 111 for some time Is some better. The ball game here Sunday wa largely attended. i Roscoe Adams of Overda was call ing on his best girl Sunday evening ' ing. , ; - ' . - Rumor aaya listen for the wedding bells, i ' , Mrs. Ida Burton and Mrs. Est. Don ley, attended the ball game here .Sun day. I Arlle D re field was on our street Sunday. ......... ... Clyde Jobe called at Andy Cooksey Sunday afternoon. , V. Oliver Delong called on friends at this place Sunday. The festival was largely attended. ' Ivory Jobe spent Monday evening; with her cousin, Mr. Cecil Adams. Miss Hattle Jobe was the guest of her1 sister, Mrs. Llndsey Jobe Sunday night A LONG NOSE. FINE NUT CRACKER flATIRON The nutting season is hereanef the accompanying picture, loaned to this paper by Popular Sciencej Monthly, shows how to fix up an old! flatiron so that nuts can be cracked ! on it. With this foundation of, wooden blocks, it can also be tuti. as an anvil.