Recognized A Good Thing At Once., Daily Racing Form, 1908-05-13


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RECOGNIZED A GOOD THING AT ONCE It will be a hard matter for the modern bettor to get used to the inutuels says an eastern paper Maybe so but human nature must change most radically before men will find serious difficult getting used to anything which returns such divi ¬ dends as 400 for an investment of 5 on the prob ¬ ability of a selection for a place Starter Mars Cas sidy whose home is in Washington used to tell a story illustrative of this A resident of the most remote back country of a Georgia senators constit ¬ uency once visited Washington during race time and as a part of his entertainment the senator took him to the course The constituent was as green as the pine trees of his native state He had never seen a race course and knew nothing whatever of betting but lie was much Interested in the brill ¬ iance and novelty of the spectacle After the first race had been run the senator said Let me have ten dollars and the constituent did so without question The senator absented himself for a short time but soon returned and they saw the race Once more the senator went away but when he came back this time be handed his friend a hundred and ten dollars Whats this asked the visitor and he was told that it was his money Hows that How is it mine lie persisted Well said the senator thats for your ten dollars on the race just run The amazed ruralist exclaimed Do you mean that this is mine that for a ten dollar bill I get a hundred and ten Because that horse won that race To which he was answered Certainly Its all yours a hundred and ten dol ¬ lars for ten The backwoodsman was not dumb ¬ founded by any means He knew a good thing when he saw It closely enough and he immediately seized his companions arm with the eager exclama ¬ tion Say senator how long has this tiling been going on around here

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