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RACING PROSPERITY IN FRANCE. Figures Show That 4,000,000 Was Wagered In taw Pari-Mutuels on Parisian Courses. Paris. France. January 30. — The statistics of th« racing Reason for 1912 show that the public paid 2.140,300 in entrance feeu t the five societies which control various meetings in and around Paris. Tin- Societe dF.ncouragement. which controls I„.ng ehanape, received the highest amount. 594,950; tlu» Soeiete des Steepte-Cbaaes AuteuU received 591,800 and the Societe Sportive dFiicouragement 528,600 from St. Ouen. Maisons Lattitte and mag Mem, The pari inutuel handled more than S74.1fiO.OOO on the Paris and nearby tracks, so that the eight percent, taken off under the law realized more than 5.932.000, half of which is paid to the racing societies to Ih- used for prizes and expenses and half to public works. sin-It as improving the water supply of different towns.