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KENTUCKY RACING COMMISSION CALLED. Will Consider Changing Its Rule Defining the Minimum of Purses. Lexington. Ky.. Jan. 4.— Chairman J. N. Camden has called a meeting of the State Racing Commission to be held at its offices here next .Saturday afternoon at 2:30, for the purpose of considering a proposal that the rule requiring minimum purses of stiOO at Lexington and at Louisville and La-tonia. be amended so as to permit racing secretaries to arrange purses to average 1917.sh00 at Lexington and $.S00 at Louisville and Latonia. The presumption is that ither matters will be discussed by the commission, for instance, selection of a supervisor of pari-mutuel betting, to fill the vacancy rented by W. H. Laudemans death, but no other subject is specified in the call. It is understood that John B. McLaughlin has been endorsed better and more numerously than any other for the supervise rship. T. L. Pierce shipped the Frank J. Kelley string of seven thoroughbreds to Ixiuisville to-day. A. L. Austin, whose horses are wintering at Louisville, was here to-day. J. Tandy Hughes and Robert L. Thomas left tod iv for New Orleans. W. J. Young has engaged stable room for twenty-four horses at Churchill Downs and will ship to Louisville about January l."i.