What Has Become Of Her?, Daily Racing Form, 1898-07-22


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WHAT HAS BECOME OF HER There has for many years been seen at the various racetracks around Chicago a woman of uncertain age whose history and antecedents are quite unknown even to such acquaintances as she has chanced to make Day in day out at the extremity of the grand stand which affords the bettor view of tho thou course there seated in a surrey or a queen buggy drawn by a single horse or a pair of horses as tho thou case may be is this silent female There is something striking in her personality Whether tall or short one cannot say for she is of the species of animal never seen upon the ground yet she re ¬ clines with a quiet sort of dignity which tells of birth and breeding Her face is immobile the features finely cut the skin whether by art or nature perfect Aquiline of nose piercing of eye sneering of lip such is the woman that plays the races racesRumor racerunner Rumor saith aitch that she wagers large amounts of money If this be so only her commissioner can say There have been times when one of the official pool boys has brought into the betting ring several hundred dollar notes No man would send his money by such agents as the CONTINCED CONTAINED ON SECOND PfUSE FUSE WHAT HAS BECOME OF HER Continued from 1st Page price laid would be shorter than the ruling one because the mandate of the track manager is to the effect that the official pool boys must play where there is the largest percentage Whose money this is has been the problem for years and the Sphinxlike Sphinx woman is said to be the in ¬ vestor vector Such bets have won such bets have lost Still when the horses flit by the post in the last race of the day the carriage is away from the racetrack long before bets are paid and no sign from its occupant Shrewd guesses are made as to her identity but nobody knows anything about her herDressed harnessed Dressed in black silk without such ornaments as are worn by even the most unostentatious of women unveiled of mien ladylike of manner perfect she comes and goes her sorrows as her joys her own

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