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RACE TRACK YARNS. "It isnt often that one sees a man under the influence of liquor at the racetrack. So. when a short, i-bmiky individual with a bcaatifkl load. ratted into Ike belting ring a half hour kclwra Ike lirst race, he was inspected curiously. " says the New-York Suu. -Tle bobbed and lurched around among the layers for a while, stepping on toes and bumping into persons who did not relish his presence. Finally, when the betting began, the loaded one wagered lo on Statgowan. at 15 to 1. He did not go out aaaa the lawn to see the race, but rolled up to the bar. where he took another while the berate were running. Then he asked a man who had won and. getting the pleasing information, he stumbled around until he found his bookmaker. He promptly watered MM on Tordello in the second race and cashed. Then 0O went on W. H. Carey in the third at 8 to 5. This was like finding money in the street, but the fellow, who was now drinking wine, didnt seem to be excited at all. He said nothing to anyb »dy, although I crowd followed him back to the books to see what he liked in the fourth race. With an air of abandon he flourished ,000 in 11ip faces of several lajcn and finally found one of the big fellows who accented it on dapple at, B to 1. When Qrapnle won the load had been in io.i-c l l.y several eaM pints, so that there was a mild ■eaaatkm in the ring as the inebriated person sniffed ;.UlO in his clothes. He had money ill every packet, and tin- crowd around him became so dense that it v»:is impossible for him to make bead-way, fearing that he might be waylaid outside the track and also anxious to quell the excitement in the ring, the Pinkertons decided to lake a hand in the game. Several of theni butted into the crowd and took the cause of the commotion by the arm. He was gently bur firmly led to the track gates, where he was told that it was best for him to beat it. The man rolled off to the trolley ears, still followed by several hard leaking citizens, all of whom had been invited to have some cold liottles at a neighlw ring saloon. How-much of the bankroll was left when the imbiber wake up in the morning 7" The other day in a race at Oakland where there was a 1 to 2 favorite, Johnny Coleman chalked up ••even money the field." A big. husky looking party made ■ rush from the other side of the ring, knocked down half a dozen would be bettors, shoved two silver dollars in Coleman"s hand and shouted: "Give me two dollars on the field a place." One-two-three Martin is about the only humorist left that is making good. At Oakland recently he chalked tip 100 to 1 against a horse and somebody offered to l et him 0 ou the horse. Martin leaked down at the bettor and in impressive tones remarked; "Man and boy, I have Ix-eu making book for the past twenty years and here you come along and try to ant me out of business with one bet."