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THE HUNSICKER LAW.
According to a decision in the Criminal District Court of Orleans by Judge Chretien, the lay passed at the last session of the legislature prevents the open operation of pool rooms, but does not prohibit betting on races. Two bets were placed by wire with a jocky club in Chicago, one by acces ed individually and one by him as agent for another person. These .bets were accepted and the money paid. To quote the decision: "An aleatory contract is defined by the Civil Code, article 5982, as follows: The aleatory contract is a mutual agreement, of which the effects, with respect both to the ad vantages and losses, whether to a14 of the parties or to one or more, depends •on an uncertain event." These con tracts cannot be enforced by law un less they tend to promote skill in the use of arms, such as the exercise of a gun, and foot. horse and chariot races. An individual bet, therefore, on the result of a horse race is legal and enforcible. The law prohibits poolrooms, and the same is declared to be gambling. It prohibits any person, firm or corporation to open, or to operate, or to conduct, or any person to work in a poolroom in this state, but it does not prohibit the bet. ting on horse races. "The object of the law is to pre vent the open, barefaced poolroom gambling in horse races that existed in this community previous to the passage of the act; in defiance of the poblic protest and of the moral sense of the community. If, by any sub terfuge or in 'fraudem legis' a party should carry on a pool of races un der the guise of committing a legal act, when in truth and in fact it would be a mere subterfuge for the purpose of avoiding the enforcement of the act, I consider that the party would be as guilty as if he had opeD ly violated the law." It is surmised that the result of thi, decision will be walking opportuni. ties to buy pool tickets, just as polica vendors continued in trade long after the open shops were closed. Th4 peripatetic horse-race dealer has thE apnroval of law and may, Judge Chretien concludes, collect his wag ers by suit. This opens an honor. able vocation for active men of smal capital; for who shall condemn what the law upholds?-L. C. News. A PARSON'S NOBLE ACT. *1' want all the world to know," write, Rev, C, J. Budlong, of Ashaway, R. I.. "what a throughly good and reliable medicine I found in Electric Bitters. They cured me of jaundice and liver troun bles that had caused we great suffering for many year. For a genuine, all-around nure they excell anything I ever saw.' Electric Bitters are the surprise of all foi their wonderful work in Liver, Kidney and Stomach troubles. Don't fail to try them. Only 50cts. Satisfaction is guara teed by B. J. Godard. 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