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LAYEES GET A DEUBBING DEFEAT OF FIVE FAVORITES FAILS TO BENEFIT BOOKMAKERS AT CHARLESTON. Winners All Come in for Stout. Backing and Price-makers Have Disastrous Day Winning Witch Beats Pardner in Sslling Handicap. Charleston, .S. .. January 0. Vastly improved weather and fairly pood track conditions wore con-tiilmtliig factors in the lijr attendance this after-iv;n at Ialnietto Park, The contests were intor-sting, hut the outcome of each race spelled disaster for tli- thirteen layers in line. Ordinarily the de-icut .of live lirst choices would have entailed much , r lit to the bookmakers, but in this case the con-!r,tr.. proved true. Each succeeding winner was he i.ily backed and it was a woe iiit-ne lot of li. h -makers that took account of their losses when LeieUHio. backed from C. to 1 to 7 to 2, led his ; is tion to tile linish in the closing dasli and bnnght the program to a close. The hardest hit of ali 111- layers was W. I. Yanke. The general p: vailing opinion is that the heavy and persist out i s s of the layers here are primarily due to their r m judgment regarding choices and prices. i hi improved state of the irniiitr enabled two of l it handicaps to fill, ."ach brought together a fairly gn.l l.an.l of racers. In the six-furlongs sprint M nocaey ruled an overwhelming choice, but the wiiiitr turned up in Water Laiiy. with Ancon and 1 .citrous March second and third. Monacaey re-ti -d from contention after going live furlongs. W;iU - Lady was backed from 12 to 1 to S to 1. iii-re was plenty of betting activity o:i El Oro fo: the fourth, but his chances of heating Winning; V. Itch, which raced in her best form, were hopeless 1 in Ui. start, though lie did manage to laud third ii. .iiipy principally because of the listless handling 1. i Neander gave- Verena. In the "baby" scramble, Idiola had a compara-t-v ly easy time of it and beat Kewpi? and Norma 1.. In her previous and initial start Idioia was iii. i ing prominently when she bolted and unseated In r rider. Those who had that race in mind prolited v 11 by her victory today. Roger Cordon, from the stable of Samuel Ross. w;i the lirst purse of the meeting for that establishment when he succeeded in beating Tom Hancock ill the opener, l.elle Torre proved decidedly best in tfcilK lifth ra-e, in which an ordinary band started. and Letiiirno led for the entire running in the clos-iiif; number. Owner Walker was saved at least 0! l,y Secretary Xathansons failure to hear a bid on l. ktinio over his entered price of hBI!0. The horse w;s k!;oek"d down to his owner for the original entered price. Tk"".. was an intlux of arrivals today, mostly easterners, although there were several Chicagoans an;, ng the newcomers. Jockey Derondc is seeking an annulment of his extract with III !. Beelwoll because of differences with hi employer. .1 O. Talbott today sold Cockspur to .1. A. llou-tiieks. II. G. Uedwell bought Jczail from A. It. Brcs.cr and Mr. Uedwell also look over the horses formerly owned bv A. M. Orpen and consisting of lien Loyal. My Fellow, Master .lim and Hilly Van-di-rveer. Mr. Uedwell has Ix-en training this quart-H for Mr, Orpen. but in future they will race in Uedwells interest. Tra:-k conditions were improved this morning at Palmetto Park and many racers were given workouts, including the following: nibifion Three-quarters in 1:22. I.Iack Chief Three-eighths in 157. Honnic Eloise Throe-quarters in 1:19. telesta Half mile in .11. Cherry Seed Half mile in ."1. Karlv Light -Three-quarters in 1:21. Elfendi Three-eighths in I.S. Golden Treasure Throe-quarters in 1:21. Good Dav -Three-iuarters in 1:20. K Tfhage Three-quarters in 1:19. Lochkl Three-quarters in 1:21. I.oretta Dwyer Three-quarters in 1:21. Luria --Three-quarters in 1:1Sand. Prospect Three-quarters in 1:10. Koval M.deor Three-quarters in 1:10. Royal Tea Three-eighths in 3S. Sagi-r -Three-eighths in .".7f,. seniprolns Three-quarters in 1:10. S.-ackleton Five-eighths in 1:04. White Wool Throe-quarters in 1:19V-,.