High Cost of Living at Saratoga, Daily Racing Form, 1917-08-16


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HIGH COST OF LIVING AT SARATOGA. By Ed Cole. Saratoga, N. Y., August 15. One need not go any farther than Saratoga to find out the high cost of living. Humorous Billy Chapman says that beef stews have reached the pinnacle of war prices. "In the days of old," says Chapman, "one could order a beef stew, and he would have to call in a couple of outside men to help him get away with it. Now a fellow has to search with a microscope to find a potato or a slab of turnip. Tlie carrots are kept in the safe, and the onions are so . near the ceiling that the cook has to knock em off the hooks with a sniper rifle. Why, at breakfast this morning the waitress brought me a plate of peaches that were sliced with a safety razor; and if you order a steak you must say Double porterhouse to get enough for a meal. An ordinary steak these days is just about big enough and thick enough to stick on the corner of an envelope; and if you dont tip the waiter to a couple of dollars for serving .a. ten-cent meal, you have to tip your hat-to him the next time you want to eat and coax him , to bring a napkin, knife and fork. I have to win a fortune every day to eat and , tip waiters.

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