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SIR EDWARD SWERVES INTO DEFEAT. Beaten by F. E. Shaw — King Wilda Wins Again — East End Fails to Stay. Los Angeles. Cal.. December 31.— The track dried out so quickly today under a genial sun a iter last nights rain, that it was fairly fast. Although the card was of mediocre quality, it was productiv.- of some exciting apart, several of tile finishes being of the sensational order. Sir Edward, on his showing against Colonel Jack yesterday, was regarded as the winner of the fourth ran- to almost a certainty by tin- wise speculators, but the Walsh candidate again failed to make good. He wohIiI have won Hut for Werving. into defi-at in the elosing strides and allowing F. E. Shaw, a rank ■alalia, to win by a head. General Haley, which finished third, pulled up very lame and may not be seen at the post again for some time. Wise Child won the first race from the favorite. Velma C, which on her previous race was considered much of the heat of the ten maidens starting. Velma C. off to a flying start, proceeded to set a fast pace for five and one-half furlongs, but tired when challenged by the fast-closing winner, which passed her to win in a canter. Joekey Shilling did better in the next race by bringing his mount into the lead and staying there throughout. E. Dugan showed some of his skill when lie finally worked Teacress out of a pocket and. finishing fast, secured second place from Talarand. The Arrowed and Luckett would not break and were left at the post. The Texas hois,-. King Wil.la, ridibn by flu-Texas jockey. Milliano. won his second start here aa easily as he did the first last Saturday. Ilirry Scott met with considerable interference during the early running, but got clear in the stretch and fin ished fast. Sir Edward again disappointed his backers toil y in the running of the fourth race, in which he was installed an odds -on favorite to the exclusion of • xerythiig else excepting Preen. The latter was a contender, running lapped on Sir Edward until iu the apt sixteenth, when he tired and finished a lose up sith. A competent surveyor went over the track today and reported all distances absolutely correct. J. B. Dunn claimed East End from W. A. Mc-hiuuey out of the third race.