Joseph E. Generelly
BACI17G BILL BEATEN. Iouisiana Legislature Votes To Post pone Action on It Indefinitely. PBCtAI. PiaTATCH TO TBS BXQCIBBB. Baton Rouge, La., June 9. Racing so far as the present Legislature Is con ceraed Is ended, the House of Representa tives this, afternon moving to Indefinite ly postpone the Relnhardt Racing Com mission bill by a vote of 55 to 50. Stirring scenes attended the calling of the roll of the members, and desperate efforts were used to get 13 members absent Into the House so that they could vote on the measure. One New Orleans member was not present and this greatly angered the New Orleans delegation. The vote on the bill to-day to-day to-day followed a strenuous five weeks campaign by New Orleans business men to restore racing. The bill has held the center of attraction attraction for the past two weeks, and there has not been a day that some iU feeling has not cropped out over the measure. and as a result there were many fasti- fasti- cuffs. Hundreds of New Orleans business men crowded the House to-day to-day to-day when the bill was taken up. When the measure was reported from the committee, Joseph E. Generelly. of New Orleans, leading th fight on the floor for the bill, moved that It be en grossed and advanced to the third reading. L. A. Fontenot, of St. Landry, leader of the opposition, moved that the bill be indefinitely indefinitely postponed. Then the battle of arguments began and they lasted'- lasted'- for over two hours, the final vote being cast at 5:15 o'clock. ; Leon Locke opposed E. F. Relnhardt. author of the bill in a heated debate during during the hearing, both men indulging in many personalities. The special train of New Orleans merchants merchants left the capital to-nlgbt to-nlgbt to-nlgbt for home disgusted with the results.