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The Helena independent. [volume] (Helena, Mont.) 1875-1943, December 21, 1891, Morning, Image 3

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The xeriment Triad on G at
Winner at a tlui red to
Some Inside Faote About One of
the Great Tu .
A Rank Outelder fets Under the Wire
First and the Jookey Escapes
With flIs "Battery."
Next to winning a fortune at playing the
races, the ordinary "regulal" at the winter
race-tracks takes more pleasure in finding
out the details of how he come to lose his
origlnol investment than anything else on
earth, says the New York correspondent of
the St. Louis Republic. To him the inside
facts of a "job" are as a cup of water to a
tamished native of the desert. Theveterans
at Guttenburg have been talking about one
of.these "jobs" by which they were muloted
out of thousands of dollars for several days.
The case in point is that of the horse Gyda,
who won at the hilltop track on Thursday
last, with the odds of 100 to one against him.
Underlying the winning of' Gyda is a story
that reads like fiction. To appreciate, the
circumetencas thoroughly a little bit of an
cient but interesting history is necessary.
One evening during the past sunimer in
one of the fashionable club houses near the
Gloucester rase-track, frequented by the
horsemen then at the track, sat a number of
trainers and jockeys. Between the clicks of
the ivories and the whir of the roulette
wheels they told stories of strange experi
ences on the "turf." Among the number
was a Canadian jockey, at present attached
to a stable at Gloucester. He relates that
some two yeats previously he wns in the
employ of a gentleman at Prescott, Ont.,
who raced horses for amusement at the
county fairs near his home. He had a mare
who could give pounds away to Barrister or
to the picturesque King Idle as a sulker.
One day a man who was a cross between an
electrician and a lightning-rod agent vis
ited the city and became acquainted with
some of the peculiarities of the mare. ike
suggested a remedy. It was that an electric
battery be applied to the animal. How to
do it so as to have it effectual in a race was
a problem, but it was one that the stranger
soon solved. He had robber leggings made,
and encasing his legs in them, took an
electric battery and placed it in what the
jockey who related the story described
somewhat inelegantly as "the bosom of
his trouasers." From this battery a wire
ran down each leg to the heel and formed
a spur. The stranger mounted the mare
and the appliance of electricity not only
effectually cured the mare of sulking, but
had a wonderful effect in developing her
The trainers smiled and the other jockeys
laughed, but there were two men in the
room who did not. A few days afterward
they approached this jockey and learned
all he knew of it. They agreed to for
nish an apparatus if h$ would ride, and
offered to buy the old horse Panama, then
at Gloucester, on which to make the ex
periment. The jockey declined. Then an
other jockey was approached, and with
more success. They induced young Nate
Hill, who was riding at the time Dan
Honig, and he consented to test the affair.
He was a light boy, however, and objected
to a heavy-headed horse like Panama. The
three looked audnud, and finally they
agreed to purchase Grafton, one of the
rustiest "skates" in sight. He was pur
chased and entered in a race. Young Hill,
with the little battery in the seat of his
pants and the charged wires for spuar, got
on him. The ring laid all sorts of fancy
prices against his chances. The books
begged for the money at 70 and 80 to 1.
The horse got off well and won in a can
ter, the three enterprising tricksters land
ing some $20,000 on him. That was the
beginning of Jockey Hill's misfortunes at
Gloucester. He was not ruled off, but be
was ordered away from the track through
the influence of the ruling clique, who
were sore because they had not been let in
on the "good thing." Hill refused to give
any explanation at the time, and has not
since done so.
Since then the men who worked the
scheme have been looking anxiously for an
other opportunity, and they found it in
(iyda. If there ever was a horse that de
served to be relegated to the ranks it is
Gyda. An ordinary streetcar horse could
give him a start of a half-mile and beat
him in a mile race. A young jockey named
Mooney was selected to ride Gyda. He was
scared at first of the battery, but Nate Hill
tested it before him on a horse on Wednes
day evening and Mooney consented to try
it. Gyda was entered in a race for Tues
day last, but was scratched, Bill Brien, his
owner, giving as an excuse thathe had been
run into and injured by an ice wagon. On
Thursday Gyda was entered again and this
time she started. Mooney was kept under
cover all Wednesday night and up to the
time the bugle called the horses to the poet
for the first race on Thursday. for fear he
would give the snap away. He trembled
like a leaf as he took his mount, but no
body paid any particular attention to it at
the time.
Down in the betting ring the bookmakers
laid odds of 100 to one against Gyda's
chance of winning. The three men who
worked the scheme played the horse very.
judiciously and without arousing suspicion.
Their tickets called for some $15,000 when
they had made the rounds of the ring.
When Mr. Csldwell drdpped the flag they
stood at the head of the stretch and
watehed the race anxiously. Gyda shot out
of her field like a thunderbolt. At the
quarter she was two lengths in the lead of
her field and going like a rejuvenated steam
engine. The favorites were "laying away"
waiting for her to tire. Young Mooney sat
perfectly still in his saddle. As they swung
into the stretch and the really best horses
in the race began to move up, he.touched
Gyda up with his electric spursrand the old
horse bounded away to victory like a can
non ball. Down the home stretch she
came, with the others vainly endeavoring
to catch her. It was no use. The rank
outsider flashed by the wire a winner by
two good lengths, and Mooney, the jockey,
managed to weigh out without being de
teoted. And this is how Gyda won at 100
to one. The story illustrates the quality of
the racing on the hill.
Exoarsion Sates to Oallfornia.
On the 15sh of each month the Northern
Pacifie railroad will sell round trip tickets
to California points as follows:
Helena to Ban Franoisee and return, -
going via Portland and returning same
way. $75.
To tan Francisco, going via Portland
and returning via Ogden and Silver Bow,
'.o Los Angeles, going and returning via
Portland, entering Sin Francisco in one
direction either going or returning, $89.
To Los Angeles, going via Portland and
Ban Francisco and returning same route,
''o Los Angeles, going via Portland and
San Franeisco, returning via Sacramento
and Ogden, $99.50.
Tickets will be limited for sixty days for
going passage, with return at any time
within the final limit of six months,
A. D. E.oau, Cen. At., Helena, Mont. ,
Or.s. S. Fax, . P. & T. A., St. Paul, Mlnn
Speelmen Oases.
S. H. Clifford, New Cansel, Wis., was 1
troubled With neuralgia and rheamatlsm, i
his stomach was disordered, his liver was
affected to an alarming degree, appetite fell
away and he was terribly reduced in flesh
and strength. Three bottles of Electrio Bit
ters oared him,
Edward Shepherd, Itarriburg, Ill., had I
a running sore on his leg of eight years'
standing, Used three bottles of Slotrio
.The 'Sa...le Goes Merrily OI
We have gone through our entire Stock and culled out SHORT ENDS, REMNANTS, eto, n.
placed them on the center counter. '
_ne H7E M7ARKGD DO_____
1 Lot Ladies' Print Wrappers, Lined Waist, 50c, 1 Lot Printed Cashmere and Sateen Wrappers, $1, 1 Lot Child's Leggins, 50..
1 Lot Colored Blankets, Banging in Price from $1.25 to $2,50. Knitted Skirts, Stockings, Gloves, Corsets. 1 Lot Hoods, 25c,
Our Line of Thompson's Glove-Fitting Corsets is Still Complete,
It will be to your advantage to come mornings as you can't
get the attention we wish you to have during the rush and crush
of the afternoon business.
' B RN .L ':.., L';+6
a Bitters and seven boxes of Backlen's Arnica
Salve and his leg is sound and well. John
Speaker, Catawba, Ohio, had five large
fever sores on his leg, and doctors said he
was incurable. One bottle of Electrio Bit
ters and one box of Buoklen's Arnica Salve
cured him entirely. Sold by BR. B. Hale &
Co., druggists.
Boes tool chesat in all sizes, hobby and rocking
horses in every style, school desks, blackboards,
buck and saw, magic lanterns, tops, horns, mar
bles. ten pin games, board games, card games,
paint boxes, books, steam engines, mechanical
oyes, etc., in great variety at The Bee Hive.
Thousands of Suffering Women.
Delicate women who complain of tired
feeling, paint in the back and loins, desire
to sleep, dizziness, painful or suppressed
menstruation, will find in Oregon Kidney
Tea a faithful friend. Itoan be relied upon
in every instance to give immediate relief
from kidney and urinary troubles Thou
sands of women are suffering every day
from some disorder of the kidneys or liver,
who might be permanently cured by using
Oregon Kidney 'Tea.
Are Yen Suffering
From bask aphe, Inlammation of the blad
der, driek dust deposit or atone in the blad
der, or in fact any derangement of the
kidneys or griaary organs? If thus afsieted
do not lose time and waste money on worth
less linimenat and worie plasters, but strike
at the seat of the disease at once by using
the greatestof all known remedies, the eel
ebrated Oregon Kidney Tea. Pleasant to
take, purely vegetable. Batisfaction every
f Reoently the folrowiuq Notice appeared In the
8an Francisco Chronicle.
S "Judge S- had been sick only about two
it weeks, and it was not unstil the lastlthree or
four days that the malady took a serious turn.
L At the beginnlng ofhls illess lie suffered from
pa diabetes and slomach disorder. Later the
d kidneys refused to performn their functionsand
4 he passed quietly away. Thus ended the life
_ of one of the most prominent men in Cali
fornia." I,ike thousands of others his un
timely death was the result ofneglecting early
k symptoms of kidney disease.
are troubled with diabetes, gravel, or anty de
' ragement of the kidneys or urinary organs,
dou'C delay proper treaticment until you are
0forced to give up youcr daily duties; dc,'t
t waste your monocey onl worthless lintimnets
and worse plasters, but strike at the seat of
the disease at once by using the greatest of all
known remedies, the celebrated Oregon Kid
ney Tea. It hIas saved tile lives of thousands.
Why should it not cure you? Try It. Purely
vegetable and pleasant to take. 1.00 a pack
Sage, 6 for $d.00.
Ireparatort 8, Lnl.sey 4 · Normal; 6 Muiseo ",
Art. Also lnstruotiAl W 'kmmoa iraucoa.
IP"Hucd for Oatalegue to the F.lsidenat,.
W. P. TOWER, L ., ). D
-OF TIE---
Sho01sa1c Liquor louse of I Israel & C.
This is no advertising dodge, but I mean business, as prices
quoted below will prove. All Whiskies are quoted at eastern
prices and are subject to change semi-monthly. Now is the chance
for dealers to buy strictly pure whiskies (at Distillers' prices in
large quantities) and save freight. Will sell in quantities to suit,
from one barrel to limit of stock. The following goods in stock:
15 bbls. Old Crow, Spring 'S6.........$.. 3.50 Gallon
20 " Hermitage, Spring '86........... 3.25
35 " W. H. Mcliraycr, Spring '87..... 3.25 "
50 " Bond & Lillard, Spring '87....... 2.80 ,
30 " James E. Pepper, Spring '87...... 3.00
25 .' W. H. McBrayer, Fall '88......... 2.75 "
Io « Tea Kettle, Spring '83........... 3.75 "
zo " Nelson, Spring '80.............. 4.50 "
5 " Gukenheimer Rye, Spring '87..... 3.25 "
x5 " Clifton Spring, Spring '89........ 1.90 "
20 ", Anderson, Spring '89.......... 2.oo 2
U. S. Bonded Warehouse Certificate. Will sell only in 5-bbl lots:
I5o bbls. W. H. McBrayer, Fall '88...... .I.20 Gallon
25 '" James E. Pepper, Spring '91.... .70o
zoo " W. H. McBrayer, Spring 'go.... .. o ,,
50o Bond & Lillard, Spring 'go..... .75 "
50 " Mellwood, Spring '89......... ..70o
large Assortment of Case Goods.
Consisting of Whiskies, Brandies, Gins, Wines, and all Cor
dials, Porter, Ale, etc., being the best brands of Imported Goods in
the market, at specially low prices.
A Large Stock of gigars Will Be Sold at factory Prices
An additional discount of 4 per cent. on ciga s for cash.
Families Can Find the Finest Liquors in. the City
By the bottle or gallon, at very low prices. Orders . by 'rele.
phone promptly attended to. Telephone No. 122. .
I. L. ISRAEL & CO.,]
No. 3, South Main Street.
Something that is appropriate. Somethi
that will give you deserving praise. Rea '
the articles mentioned below; they are a
of that kind that reflect credit to th
purchaser. s
An elegant pearl handle ostrich feather fan.
An imported gold-handle silk umbrella. .
Fifteen yards black gros grain silk,
Worth $30, this week $,8, w
Eight yardsýPriestlie's black goods,
Worth $.6, this week $12.
U Eight yards Priestlie's black goods,Worth $izthis week $10.
Fifteen yards all colors crepe du chene, h .
\Worth $25, this week $I8.75.
Six yards French Armour broadcloth,
Worth $I8, this week $x4.5o.
Six yards French Armour broadcloth, .
Worth $15, this week $xz 75.
Six yards WVest of England broadcloth,
Worth $xo.5o this week ,8.50.
W A pair of elegant chenille drapery curtains, ;
Only $5.
half-dozen pair Foster's celebrated kid gloves.
Hlalf-dozen pairs leclding's opera length silk hose. .
A pair of richly embroidered Bohemian glass vases.
Do not fail to visit us during the holidays. If you are puzzl
in makinm a suitable Cllhristimas gift, oun have but to come to a
You will inot be disapppointed, as our stock is replete with a teline
goods that recognizes lno Completitlion.
Orders Receive Prompt Attention. Conversation in Germa

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