The St. Louis Squabble., Daily Racing Form, 1896-05-21


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THE ST LOUIS SQUABBLE The betting jangle at St Louis isnt isn't a tonic for racing Alex Ullmans Pullmans effort to make his privilege pay created the following notice from President Maflitt Afflict Messrs Messes Alex Ullman Pullman Co city Gentlemen We are advised that you have posted the fol fool ¬ lowing notice towit twit Bookmakers wishing to draw in for the next three days can do so by paying their pro rata of 1600 per day for five races in case books average less than sixteen Closes at 1 45 p m mYour Your Your contract with this association does not justify you in making such a rule Is is not in accord with the custom add is unreasonable Am instructed to advise you that it is the view of this association that any reputable book ¬ maker shall bo permitted for the consideration of 100 per day as usual to sell pools subject to such reasonable rules as to mode of selling and such as are customary as you may prescribe prescribeIf prescribe If you persist in the course which the associa asocial ¬ tion ion has condemned and thinks unwarranted it will exercise the authority to grant to reputable bookmakers the right to conduct at the associa asocial ¬ tion ion grounds without your bonsent consent bonsentBut bondsmen But the cheapness of it all comes out of Presi Paresis ¬ dent Maffits Afflicts plea against Ullmans Pullmans injunction move In that plea the old debasing idea that racing is gambling is raised as a reason why the courts should not give Ullman Pullman what he sought i It succeeded too

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