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FRENCH IDEAS OF BETTING PROFITS. A Parisian racing writer in the London Sporting Life says of the mutuel betting at Loiigchanips where the Prix de Conseil Municipal was run: The eight per cent deducted from the betting on Prix day. about ?47,"..O00, realized about 8,000 for division in various ways. Your bookmakers in England, would. I think, like to have such a profit as this on one of their bad days. Surely the English government and the English race societies might combine to inaugurate some system whereby a fund could be obtained for national purposes from racing. The bigoted views of your legislators are past comprehension."