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peter DE LACYS latest scheme. The question "Is the placing of an order to transmit a bet on a horse race a violation of the Percy Cray lawV" Is soon to lie tested in New York. Peter De Lacy, the veteran poolroom man and opponent of the act of 1895. is behind the scheme and it is said that Tornier Deputy Attorney-General Emil Puelis has been engaged to bring the action after these plans have been laid before District Attorney Jerome. An ollice, connected by telephone emil telegrapli with a room in the vicinity of one of the race tracks, possibly Sheepshead Bay, is. to be opened in New York City and advertisements are to be inserted in lie newspapers setting forth that the proprietors will place wagers on horses running at the New York tracks for u fee to be based on the amount of money wagered. In the office near the track will be a manager carrying money sufficient to execute all commissions that may be transmitted to him from the office in the city. Before each race he will send his agenls into the track and make the wagers so transmitted with bookmakers regularly doing business in the ring. If the courts should hold that tills is not a violation of the law. it is said to be the intention of De Lacy and his associates to open offices in all parts of New York.