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 - Jefferson Parish Quiet Again. New Orleans, Jan....
Jefferson Parish Quiet Again. New Orleans, Jan. 24. With the horses which have been running at the Suburban race track stamping restlessly in their stalls at McDonosh-villc. the doors to the gambling houses at Southport closed, and a ban placed on the sale of lottery tickets, Jefferson parish. Louisiana, is just at present experiencing days of aulet. Jefferson parish for years has been known as "the Free State of Jeffer son," so when the turfmen found that the Orleans parish otncials regarded betting In any form on horse races as a violation of the Locke law. passed at the last session of the Louisiana legislature, they very promptly moved across the river and started up. Here a somewhat broader view of the statutes was taken, District Attorney L. H. Marrero, Jr., announcing that he did not think the Locke law was being violated and so instructed the sheriff, L. H. Marrero, Sr. Following this announcement the races continued at Suburban park for a week, but in the meantime quite a storm had been started by those who had been instrumental in the passage of the anti-racing legislation, and attention was called to the betting at the race track as well as to the gambling at Southport. Then came Governor Sanders' ultimatum regarding both the betting on the races and the Southport gambling, and the report that he would send troops into the "Free State of Jefferson" if his or ders were not obeyed. Two arrests were thereupon made at Suburban track by the Jefferson parish authori ties, and the races stopped, at least temporarily.

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  1. The Times,
  2. 25 Jan 1909, Mon,
  3. Page 6

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