The Evening World (New York, New York) 6 January 1888 Page 3
m m IP THEY WERE ONLY KINGS. Wlint Certain People Would Do If Tbcy Killed Mnnliattnn Iilnuil. Tho members of Twilight Club met at Mor Clio's, In Twenty-ninth street, last night to eat, drink and bo merry and to give each one an opportunity to tell what he would do If ho wero King of Manhattan Manhattan Island. It was "ladles' night, " and the ladles were there In force. Threo hundred persons sat down at the long tables. After the coffee President AbuerC. Thomas popped the question of the evening, evening, " What would you do if you were King of Manhattan Island." Secretary Cnarlca F. Wlngatc, howcier, before the answers came, read letters of regret. Max O'ltell wrote that ho bad slipped on iho aldewalk In Twenty-mnth atreet, and 11 made King ot Mauhuttan he would repavo that street. Tnoinas U. Shearman said he had tomo little sense left, untl would resign irom bU present position. Mark Twain would draw his salary. W. II. Merrill Merrill would have a long avenue lor pedestrians smokers on one slue, non-smokers ou tho utlicr. The speakers were all very happy. Gen. Wlngate said be would tcorganlze the pollco court system. Uev. Dr. Williams haul he would pretty nearly turn Gotham Into a paradise. Mi's. Croly (Jennie June) said: "I couldn't bo King of Manhattan, but if 1 could bo Queen I would do as they do in Corea lock all the men up at twilight, twilight, lottbeladios go to the club, set tho men to sweeping the streets so they'd be nt for the ladles to walk on, put ventilators In the street-cars, start a training school for conductors, and insist on gentlemen standing somewhere besides on the very edge ot the platform. I would make the men stay at homo and tend babies, and the ladles would go out to the offices. When we got tnere I don't know wnat we would do." Prof. Perkins, Eruat V. Dlchman, Mr. Have-meyer, Have-meyer, Graham MacAdam, CoL Dawsou, T. F. Packard and others contributed to the luod of entertainment entertainment with suggestions, serious and otherwise-Cot Dawson promised some big changes if he wero crowned King. He would encourage individual individual responsibility, do away with the organized body of 30,000 thieves which Infest the city, with their "pull."