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ANSWERS TO QUERIES. Communications without names and addresses of senders will not be answered or noticed; nor will any answers be sent by mail. M. O., St. Louis, Mo. The wager lost. James T. K., St. Louis, Mo. Not far from a thousand pounds, but there is no certain average. J. McA., Chicago, and others. Ed Kane opened and closed at 3 to 1 in his winning race of October J. D. F., Chicago. It won unless added starters run for the book and you had been informed that such is the case. A. M., Chicago. If Blaze oLIght had won the seventh race at Latonla the bettor would have been entitled te payment, and, since the horse did not win. lost. His Intention was to back Blaze oLight in the only race he was entered, and in such a case a mistake as to the number of the race cut no figure. F. P. B., St. Louis, Mo. Had the horse lost, S. when the bookmaker made claim for payment, would have been expected to pay his share of the loss, and in common fairness should be paid his portion of the winnings. There is no ground on which B could take all of the proceeds of what was a joint transaction.