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MERRY-GO-ROUND JOCKEYS STRIKE. The game of the merry-go-round at New Orleans is petering out and is evidently on its last legs. The racing is hardly worthy the name and the place is patronized in the main by an undesirable element. J. E. Scott, the presiding judge, quit last Friday and the same day the jockeys, under the leadership of D. Hall, struck. They refused to ride until the promoters agreed to see that they are paid out of the purses. The betting ring is syndicated under a contract and it is said that the man who bought the privileges is weakening.