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i JEROME BILL IS UP TODAY. TO HAVE HEARING BEFORE CODES COMMITTEES AT ALBANY, Biq Deleqatlon from New York to Oppose It — Aqricultural Interests Aqainst the Measure — Passaqe Not Feared. New York. February 26. — The Senate aad As-s mbly Committees on Codes will give a hearing tomorrow at Albany on the Jerome bill which has for its purpose the knocking out of the present racetrack situation in this state. The hearing is set for 10 Oclock, but will probably be postponed until afternoon to await the arrival of the New York delegation, which expected to be two hundred Strang. Mr. Jerome will not be present to support the bill, as he will be busy with the Thaw case. Dr. E. 15. San ford, general secretary of the reform bureau, will be on hand to plead for the passage of the bill. Several speakers against the bill are expected among the New York delegation. There seems to be very little sentiment for the measure and the general opinion is that the bill will not get out: of the committee. The agricultural societies throughout the state, which are the beneficiaries of the tax imposed upon the racing associations, bane taken a bold stand against the bill, while there is no doubt that the work of the Bureau of Dm ding in sending thoroughbred sires to various parts of the state will prove an anchor to windward lor lacing. There is no public clamor for the pas-sago of such a bill now that Jerome took this means ■ i squaring accounts with August Belmont, T. D. Sullivan and other influential racing people for refusing to suptiort hiin for governor last fall is well km wn. Only the professional reformers favor it, and their efforts to work up sentiment for it have not so far been lruitful of results.