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THE RICHMOND PALLADIU3I AND SUN-TELEGRAM, SUNDAY, MAY li.
PAGE TEX. MRS. RUSSEL SAGE BACKING THE FiGHT Doing All Within Her Power to Abolish Race-Track Gambling. SHE GIVES HER MEANS. IT IS THE SIGNATURES ON THE BOTTOM OF HER CHECKS THAT HAS DONE MUCH IN BATTLE OF STATE WIFE INTEREST. New York. May J. Back of the fight against race-track gambling in New York has been the purse of one of the wealthiest women in the world. The race-track promoters, threaten ed with a loss of their profitable call ing, swarmed Albany to save betting, inveighed against Governor Hughes, who is a pronoun need foe of betting, cursed the Rev. Albert Sidney Gregg, Who represents the international re form bureau, and directed their spleen against, religious associations that de scended on the capital to make their protest against what they termed the "great evil," but in the midst of their bitter complaining they missed entirely the factor whic h had done most to make their trouble. This was the long unrse of Mrs. Rus sell Sage, widow of the famous finan cier. From the time the fight was launch ed against the racetrack gambling, Mrs. Sage took a prominent part in the battle, not publicly of course, for that Is not the habit of this philanthropist, who ranks with Mrs. Penfield, Mrs. Hetty Green and the widow of "Silent" Smith, as the richest women in the world. She asks none of the glory. It was enough to know that the work was being forwarded. She was wil ling to stay in the background and let others reap the credit. But the signature on the bottom of her checks was what gave the move ment Its power. The powerful lobby that worked against the anti-racing bills found out early in the day that It was up against the real thing. When it was a question of bringing a protesting delegation to Albany, or of flooding the state with literature in order to swell the agitation to propor tions that would make the legislature hesitate to ignore it for fear of offend ing their constituents, money was ever ready. The amount could be big or small, it was always forthcoming. It was generally understood that powerful church organizations with wealthy congregations were furnishing these sinews without which no project can be successfully handled nowadays. It was not until the closing days of the long struggle that the'.Rev. Mr. Gregg told the source of the wealth that was poured into the movement. Then he gave the fullest measure of credit to Mrs. Sage. "I could have done nothing without the aid of Mrs. Sage," he says. "She backed me. liberally with her check book, and in addition to this she inter ested other persons of wealth, whose attention was drawn to our movement mainly because of the fact that it had been able to win her. Endowed With Sense and Dollars. "Mrs. Sage is a woman of great in fluence, for it is recognized that in ad dition to being the possessor of great means and generously Inclined mind, she is also notable for her hard com mon sense, and would naturally have nothing to do with any project not hon estly handled in the interest of the pub lic. Her name was our strongest card among the wealthy men and women who helped us without letting the fact become publicly known." The character of support that Mrs. Sage drew to the aid of the cause would probably surprise the public could the full list become known." For all its careless, pleasure loving manner, for all its sportiness and swagger, the metropolis has learned to its sorrow the cost that gambling im poses on the community. , The metropolitan season of racing, with events on three tracks, the stay covering a period of several months, is always the producer of many crimes on the part of employes, who without the temptation of the race-track would nev er be drawn into the commission of one act at variance with the interest of their employers. There is a polite fiction that it i in- ! terest in the rose, man's "noblest i friend." etc.. that acts as a magnet, but the bookies know better than that. Mrs. Sage has ever been opposed to betting. it is said that it was her influence that operated to keep Russell Sage firm In his resolve not to play the market. He was a dealer in cash. He had it to lend, providing he could secure a remunerative rate of interest.. The operator who borrowed cash from Sage might, use it. to gamble with. That was his business. The financier had put his cash In legitimate transaction. It was up to the other man's con science if he used it to play the mar ket. The motive may not have been one of morals in this Sage rule of business, but it certainly was sound common sense. The crashes and panics never affected adversely the fortunes of Un cle Russell. In fact, they helped him. for then interest rose higher. The big fortune that came to Mrs. Sage Is unhampered. It is hers to dis pose of in such manner as in- her judg ment will do the most good. From Experience. Having all her life been associated with a man who barred gambling as bad business, and knowing from her own observations the risks it brings on a community. Mrs. Sage was in sym pathy immediately with the first con certed effort to do away with it. The history of New York's big anti-race-track legislation movement, which seems destined to remain a burning Issue till it is no longer permissible to wager in any form a dollar on the chances of running, pacing or trotting horses, began in I'.kkI. Dr. Wilbur Crafts, superintendent of the Interna tional Reform bureau, discovered that Governor Frank Higgins had been one of seven senators who voted against the Percy-Gray law when it was passed in 1 ;.-). With such a man for govenor it look ed like a hopeful change to make a fight. In concert with various reform or ganizations, such as the Young Men's Christian association, the Women's Temperance Christian union, etc., strong pressure was brought to bear on Governor Higgins to call a special session of the legislature for the pur pose of dealing with the matter. But Governor Higgins. while person ally opposed to gambling on the races, was too thoroughly a part of the re publican organization of the state to stir up a question that might bring po litical trouble. The election of Governor Hughes, brought to the governor's chair a man equally opposed to the custom, but more willing to take action. Meantime the reform bureau had been carrying on its work to all the tracks, telling about gambling and its effects, gathering information and stir ring up the state till the issue became one of first importance. Then Governor Hughes called the at tention of the legislature to the need cf an amendment to the Percy-Gray law, and what are known as the Hart Agnew bills were introduced into the legislature for the put pose of giving the death blow to "playing the po nies." Meanwhile a citizens' anti-race track gambling campaign committee was formed in New York City, with Dr. Walter Laidlow. executive secretary of the New York City Federation of churches as chairman, in this way all the forces interes'ed in supporting the Hart-Agiiew bills were handled to t tie best advantage. The organization has lu :i made permanent, and will never give up the fight to secure full enforcement cf II TAKES II GIRL TO BBEAUHE BANK Wins $6,000 in Rawhide Gambling Palace. laws ness. to d ive the- bookie out of busi- POLICE AFTER BANDIT FIRE 0NEACH OTHER Fortunately No one Was Hurt in Mexican Battle. Reno, New. May 2. After one of the most exciting faro games in the his tory of Rawhide, Lillian Bennett, daughter of one of the most prominent families of New York City, broke the bank in Carl Young's gambling palace at Rawhide last night, winning $6,000 in one sitting and bringing the game to an t ml. The woman was making an effort to recoup her loss of fS.000 at previous th game- the acarcely past 2. A decade' ago She is night. years of age. she was one of the May "J. Two force; city and from riaa pe'-'ivcly. sent out of bandits headed Durango, Mtx.. polic e from this go Uayacora re capture a party "Kl Jorobado" tthe cessor to Julian Rey a short time- ao, fired r.po.i er in the dawn of the nior of bv belles of New York society. She pave up her home and parents to join in 'he rush to the Klondike. 1 1 was while there that she learned to play faro, and with phenomenal luck on her side, she soon won a fortune and a reputai ion its being one of the most reckless players among the gold dig gers. She arrived at Rawhide with a j tart of her fortune a few weeks ago, and since then has been playing for high stakes in the new mining camp, in the bailie last night as much as $2,."0u was won and lost, at one turn of the cards. bur. ci V, ! ek ). suc vas killed -a. h (.tit ling near the bandit's camp at TrroyCo do hi! Sardina, which they rc ac In d cit the j same time. The enemy had fled, but the two po- . lic e parties did not di.e;ver tin ir mis- . take until a number of siio's bad b'.cii! exchanged, fortunately .without casu- j alties on eii her side. i The bandits left five horses and j three head of cattle behind in their i flight. The police united .and ar- keeping up their p-irsuit in the hope of j capturing the party. HER CORK CAUSES DOMESTIC TROUBLE Mr. Sykes Aids Neighbor and Wife Goes to Court. Trenton, N. J., May '- Mrs. Joseph ine Tabram's corn are the immediate j cause of the breaking of Mrs. John Syke's Marital bonds. Mrs. Tabram's j corn were tender, and when Mr. Sykes turned amateur chiropodist and nenily i pared the execresc ences on the i-diapely ! toes of his neighbor his wife carried ! the case to court. j At the hearing it was proved that Sykes had been in the habit of tiptoe-: ing to the Tabrani home and perform ing the offices of a femnie cie ch:v.itbe" with an apparent njo meni of the sit- nation. He braided Mrs. Tabram's . long and lustrous ht'ir, a-; well as cased j her corn. On on: occasion, witnesses said Mrs. Tabran: had remonstrated with her husband for n 1'iainit;;: about the premises when Sykes called. Vice Chancellor K. 15. Walker in handing down his decision advising a divorce decree said sternly: "We have had so much, evidence in this case that, the defendant himself must, be convinced of his guilt." LkTE TO CLASSIFY WANTF.n Pay in $1.00 a week for IMt weeks, take out $300. Pay S3. 00 a week take out SiHtO. Pay $j.00 a week take out $l.."iitii. 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