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He loved; he cooled ; and he bolted. That is an accurate muml of the behaviour of Mr Arthur Henry Barker, a jockey, to Miss Ellen Constable, sister of the rider who might always be trusted to outrun any other constable, so long as he was on horseback. For nine years Mr Barker courted Miss' Constable. She first met him at an Epsom spring meeting, and she last spoke to him on the same fatal field nine years later. After that the false and fleeting jockey failed to answer her letters. Upon catching sight of her at the Derby he bolted incontinently, and was lost in the crowd ; and subsequently she received a letter to say that he bad married the daughter of a quartermaster-general at the Cape, ana '• hj( pad she would not feel it much." Mibb Constable would not tamely submit to being vanquished even by the daughter of a quartermaster-general; she brought her aotion; and the gentleman who loved and bolted was condemned in contumaciam, so to say (for he hftd ignored the proceedings), to pay LI.OOO damages. Breaking a lover s vows may be even more costly than breaking your leg at a hurdle. During February the Monte Carlo administration won U50.000. There were ny suicides that month!

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1, Issue 7917, 27 May 1889

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 Issue 7917, 27 May 1889

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