The Amateur Athletic Union of the United States was held at the Southern Athletic Club, in New Orleans, on Saturday,
January 22, at 8 o'clock.
SANDERS STOPS NEW ORLEANS RACING; Threatens to "Take a Hand" if Betting Is Not Discontinued at Suburban Park. RACE
TRACK GATES CLOSED Arrest of Bookmaker Sheehan Will Serve as a Test of Anti-Racing Law in Louisiana -- Racing for Mexico.
January 23, 1909, Saturday
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NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 22. -- After continuing
for a week, the race meet at Suburban Park, in Jefferson Parish, across the Mississippi River from New Orleans, to-day was
closed, at least temporarily. The announcement of the suspension was made at the conclusion of the fourth race, shortly after
John Sheehan of Memphis, a bookmaker, had been arrested on the charge of violating the Locke anti-racing law.
|RACING KILLED BY GOVERNOR.|
|Louisiana's Chief Executive Sends Ultimatum; Threatens to Send State Troops If
Needed; Bookmaker Arrested and the Raced Are Stopped.|
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| Los Angeles Time|
NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 22.--[Exclusive Dispatch.] Gov. Sanders of
Louislana has suppressed racing at the Suburban track by peremptorily ordering Sheriff L.H. Marrero to stop the system of
betting which has been in...