Mr. Corrigan's Statement., Daily Racing Form, 1898-07-22


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MR CORRIGANS CORRIGAN STATEMENT STATEMENTThe Statement The following from Mr Edward Corrigan so clearly sets forth his position that comment is unnecessary unnecessaryCHICAGO unnecessary CHICAGO ILL July 21 1898 Editor DAILY RACING FOEM OEM FOEMI OEM I find in almost every issue of the Chicago papers some reference to a race track war that I am accused of precipitating and in justice to myself I wish to make the following statement I have no desire or intention of bringing on a war of any sort whatever My home is in Chi ¬ cago cargo where I have lived ten years and where I expect to reside for the rest of my natural life I am a part owner in a valuable racetrack prop ¬ erty arty here the Hawthorne track on which we pay taxes to the amount of 4000 annually This track has for several seasons been idle and no attempt to run it has been made by us though other tracks in this immediate vicinity have been allowed to run unmolested by the author ¬ ities cities itiesEarly itinerary Early in the spring we announced our inten intend ¬ tion ion of giving a race meeting at Hawthorne immediately following the one now drawing to a close at Washington Park and this intention on our part was given the widest publicity publicityOn publicity On my return from California we again men ¬ tioned toned our intention and this was announced prior to the announcement of a second meeting at Harlem HarlemHarlem Harlem Harlem has already raced twentysix twenty days Washington Park twentyfive twenty and now because we wish to give a race meeting on dates already claimed by us early in the year I am accused of instigating a race track war Mr Condon Condom claims that he offered to divide dates and per ¬ haps he did that is he wished to take all of the inside of the cocoanut and giye gyre me the husks I naturally declined to deal with him That is the situation in a nutshell so far as I am concerned and I leave the general public to decide as to who is right in the matter matterIn mattering In regard to the statement attributed to me in a morning paper to the effect that I had secured the promise of five votes in the Cicero Town Board I wish to deny the same in toto too as I have never met with but one of the mem memo ¬ bers beers and that was on the street and by acci acc ¬ dent when he assured me of his own accord that he was in hopes to see racing resumed at Hawthorne asit assist would give employment to a large number of persons who needed it

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