Snail racing rules, 1912
champion racer. "ihe rules of snail racing are as follow: (1) The course to be" not more than a foot and a half In length on a clear desk. (2) If the winning snail takes more than three-quarters of. an hour to cover the course, the race shall . be declared void. (3) No bait other ' than lettuce shall be placed at the winning post. (4) All snails shall be handicapped On their weight, and not their age. "Betting Is freely Indulged In." the manager added, "and many clerks have found themselves In serious difficulties."