Comment on Eastern Situation., Daily Racing Form, 1910-04-14


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COMMENT ON EASTERN SITUATION. New York. April 13.— "The confidence of the promoters of racing and of liorscni. n in the outlook for I -icing is shared by the men and women of New York who under difficulties so loyally maintained it la-l .war and in" mj s the Telegraph. "Tito rights of the aaaafte ::t the lace track have been clearly aeflawd b the courts, and Mine what may in Albany this spring no such disgraceful rowdyism sis characterised the conduct of the pdlee in IBflfl. iiisi after the passage of the Harl-Aguew law, will be permitted while the Hon. William J. Oaynor is lit- sii|-r. in-- head of the Bailee of the city of New-York. Mi. Qaraor ■erved ■ long term on the beach of tie- Supreme Court. lb- has an ingrained reaped for order anil he insi-ts that policemen, as well as citizens who do n-.t sport blue uniforms and detectives 1 .a.lircs. oU-y the law. Judge Gaynor does not can for spe t:n uiar cavalry raids. If he had been at the city hall last fall he would have hBM almost jmpcrtim ntly curioiiH to know why the mounted po Ilea suddi-tilv irrupt d into the !«■: 1 iii--r -lied at Jamaica on the ..pining day of the Met ro|iolitaii Jockey «lub"s fall meeting. The Bailee displayed astonishing zeal on thai i" e-isioi L Gut. alter all. it m-ikes little difference what the lawgivers at Albany do with Muse new measures. Mr. Perkins and Mr. Altai w have introduced into the Assembly and the S-n-I :.; • -il the i.niiiiaiid of Governor Hughes. It would ! ■• impossible to frame a more drastic or a more eaareaarre Bteaaare than the Hart-Asrncw law. The threat of our bucolic statesmen to pass at the heheBt at Governor tfaflhea ■ Ian which will make keepers of g-Hiihiing placea af the aflaeen of the diffei-.-nt t r-ii-k ; should inspire mirth rather than alarm. It •■ race track managers af New York have not for rear* had anv thing to do with the betting feature of racing and can M more lie held vesponsilile for friendly wagers Betareea friends at the rai-e tracks than tiio owners of baseball clubs can lie held reapaaaWe tar tin- bettiac ft cigars or aaorftera I— persons la the bleachers as to whether a man at hi . will Mi.-il HfCaad or lie batted around the diamond. The courts have held that lielting of that i -haraeier is within the constitutional rights of individuals."

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