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THE END OF THE TURF SCANDAL

The last aot In the Turf drama was played on July 6, when, when at a Bpeola) general meeting of the Jookey Olnb, the resignation of Sir G.oreo Ohetwynd was received and accepted. From tho moment that the award of the arbitrators was made known no other conclusion was posßlble. Sir George had to go, and let It be Bald for him that ho took his leave with dignity, the letter In which he t«ndered his resignation being thoroughly manly m tone and free from all trace of I temper. Having, he said, aooepted the I Stewards to jadge him, he has no appeal ] In law. The judgment Is final and cannot be reversad. While Sir George's letter, however, was, fr ;m his point of view, , clear and straightforward, many will be not a little pozz'ed by the speech of Mr Lowther, who, speaking on behalf of himself and fiis fellow arbitrators, said that they fally endorsed Sir George Ohetwynd's statements as to the complete maonor m which, to their minds, he was disassociated from those grave ohargea that were made against him. Mr Lowther went on to say that they did not, and do not, place upon certain portions of the charges the same interpretations which has been placed upon them by Sir George's legal, advisers. Sarely m all this Mr Lowther went too far to be at all oonsis' teat with the award. If a man hss com pletely disassociated himself from grave charges, a farthing damages is quite aa insufficient recompense. Having to all Intents and purposes condemned Sir George Ohetwynd, the arbitrators would almost Beem anxious i from Mr Lowther's remarks, to get up a feeling of public sympathy on his behalf The following is Sir George Chetwynd's letter .— " To the Stewards and members of the Jookey Club. — My Lords and Gentlemen, — I desire to place my resignation as a member of the Jookey Club In your hands. I am certain that you will at the Bam. time permit me to state my reasons for doing bo. When it was decided by the Club that the Stewards should aot as arbitrators, I agreed to the proposition ; for my mind was very conscious of right, and I had a firm belief that no tribunal could, on the facts known, condemn me as guilty of any molpraotlces. Having accepted the Stewards as a tribunal to judge me, I am aware that from their recorded verdlot I have no arpeal m law. The decision cannot be reviewed. It Is final. Still there is a right, which I exercise solemnly and earnestly, to deolare that the evidence I gave represented all I did and all I knew, and I have done nothing beyond the acts I bronght to the knowledge of the Stewards. . . Permit me to add that I look forward with confidence to the time when I shall be fully absolved from any aot In any way causing me to deserve the censure of hon members."

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THE END OF THE TURF SCANDAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2206, 22 August 1889

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