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FLOCKING TO CHARLESTON MANY TURFMEN AND HORSES REACH SOUTH CAROLINA TRACK FOR WINTER CAMPAIGN. Sir John Johnson Is Assigned Post of Honor for Fort Sumter Handicap, Feature of Mondays Opening: Program H.orses at Work. Charleston. S. C, November 28. The first of the special horse trains arranged to transport the big band of racers from the Norfolk track re-ached here today after a fast trip. The horses arrived in good condition and no mishaps attended their unloading. The shipment included the stables of J. O. Tal-liott. W. . .loplin. G. P.. .Morris, Beverwyck Stable, 11. Moesel. A. Malone and others. In tlie lot that tho Beverwyck Stable shipped was .Sir John Johnson, lop weight for the Fort Sumter Handicap. The horsemen that came on the train report that arrivals from the Virginia track will !e steady from now on and that the last of the turfmen will depart from Norfolk next Sunday and arrive here in ample time for the opening on .Monday. AVith the arrival of Steward C. 11. Pettingill and starter James Milton, all the otlicials who will have supervision of the lacing at Palmetto Park, except Clerk of the Scales Joseph McLennan, are now on the tscene. Mr. McLennan will reach here tomorrow. Starter Milton, who recently became a Benedict, was accompanied by his bride and was the recipient of many congratulations from the horsemen here. Jockey Snyder continues to show improvement and the attending doctors are now sanguine of Ids complete recovery. The numerous horsemen here were gratified by the news of the auspicious opening at Juarez. Doubt had been entertniued that the sport would begin as scheduled on account of the reported chaotic conditions in the vicinity of the track. Several of tins local merchants have announced prizes for the jockey who wins the opening race of the meeting. There was another big batch of arrivals today, including John Murphy. Henry Haines, Ieter Doll. Walter Morgan, Ike Hakelberg, Ieter McGrath and S". A. Cloyton. Cutie 15., owned by I. H. Jones, contracted pneumonia during the last twenty-four hours and sue-cumlcd to the disease today. Secretary Nathapson announced this afternoon "X ille -weights forTTie Fort Sumter Handicap, which will feature the opening day card. The race is at six furlongs and has a value of ,500. The thirty-four horses nominated were assigned weights as follows: Horse. A. Wt. Horse. A. Wt. Sir John Johnson.. S 12S Dr. Ducimer 5 10T ltesom S 124 Charlestonian 2 105 Seinprolus 5 118 Talecarrier 3 105 Sherwood i 110 Briar Path :: 105 Floral Park 3 115 Lace :J 10:: Carlton G 0 114 Irosvenor 3 10: Wilhite 4 114 The Ilnsybody 5 101 Cay Bird 4 132 Miss Gayle 2 !4 Judge Wright :; 112 Golliwogg 4 OS Ella Rryson 5 112 Emerald Gem 2 1S Marjorie A 5 lOit Brigs Brother 2 !S Theresa Gill 3 108 Hill Stream 2 !5 Prince Hcrmis ....:! 108 Loretta Dwver ...:! S4 Gold Cap 5 10S Koh?rt ltradlev. . .3 .! Triller 3 10S Penniless 2 !:: Lady Lightning...! 10S Chcnanlt 5 93 Dartworth 5 107 Cicero JlO Some creditable work-outs were recorded this morning. The track was somewhat deep on account of lust. Among the good trials were: Itriar Path Three-quarters in 1:18. harlestonlan Three-quarters in 1:18. Tubs Three-quarters in 1:19. Donald Macdonald Three-quarters In 1:17. Dr. Dueniier Three-quarters in 1:20. Dr. Waldo Briggs Three-quarters in 1:18. Floral Park Five-eighths in 1:05. Harry Lauder Mile in 1:41. John Furlong Three-quarters in 1:10. "Lartr Lightning Five-eighths in 1:01. L. 1 1. Adair Three-quarters in 1:10. Oakland Three-quarters in 1:19. Prince Ahmed Three-quarters in 1:20. Semprolus Half mile in 52. Wilhite Three-quarters in 3:17. Winning Witch Half mile in 5S.