Great Delegation to Albany Today, Daily Racing Form, 1908-02-19


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, , race. GREAT DELEGATION TO ALBANY TODAY. New York. February 18. — The most representative delegation that ever visited Albany to protest against interference with the Percy-Gray racing law. will leave this cily on a special train tomorrow morning to be present at the hearing of the Agnew-Hart bills tomorrow afternoon. While it will be composed largely of men who are actively Inter ested in the sport, the delegation will include many persons of prominence who are in no way connected with racing, and whose opposition to the proposed legislation Is based entirely on their desire to preserve as it is at present conducted a popular form of sport. Prominent among those who will go to Albany for the hearing are: General Bray ton Ives. William Astor Chanler. Congressman F. R. McMillan, James R. Keene, Clarence H. Mackay, J. Elliott Cowdin. Hugh Grant. August Relmont. W. S. Fanshawe. Harry Payne Whitney. J. II. Alexander. F. J. Sturgis. James R. Haggin, Andrew Miller. Colonel J. Ruppert. 11. T. Oxnard. James Rutler, Cornelius Fcllowes, Philip J. Dwyer, James Russell Sbley, G. Peahody Wetmore. C. II. Ilytee, S. S. Howlaud, T. II. Hamilton. K. C. La Montague. S. Howard Davidson. . J. Fitzgerald. S. Gray Griswold. Schuyler L. Parsons. II. V. Pell. Fred M. Lawrence. W. P. Thompson. Francis . Rishop. R. T. Wilson, Jr.. and W. A. Engeman. Argument in opposition to the. Agnew-Hart bill will be delivered by Joseph S. Auerbach, representing the Jockey club; George S. Rommell, chief of the Rureau of Animal Industry of the Department of Agriculture at Washington: Major I. 1*. Johnston, president of the National Trotting Association: Jouett Shouse. president of the Blue Grass Farm Circuit of Kentucky, and others. Messrs. Johnston and Shouse will also present an immense petition, signed by thousands of Kentuckians. claiming that a repeal of the Percy-Gray law will be a hard blow-to the agricultural and breeding interests in thai state.

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