Entry in progress—B.P.
21 May 1893, Cleveland (OH) Plain Dealer, pg. 17, col. 2:
The Greatest of American Democratic Clubs.
The Manhattan club at Fifth avenue and Thirty-fourth street is the home of the swallowtail Democracy. To the Democratic party it is what the Union League club is to the Republican party.
(Pg. 18, cols. 2-3—ed.)
More famous drinks have been invented at the Manhattan than at any other place in the country.
None ever manufactured so so famous as the Sam Ward. This was invented by the famous Sam Ward, and is made of yellow Chartreuse, cracked ice and lemon peel. The famous Manhattan cocktail was invented at the club. This consists of equal portions of vermouth and whisky, with a dash of orange bitters.