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STAKE FOE, F. J. TONS JOHN FURLONG SHOWS FLASH OF HIS OLD-TIME FORM IN CHARLESTON FEATURE. Willis and Camel Score at Long Odds for J. H. Mc-Carren Public Fails to Pick a Winner at Palmetto Park. Charleston. S. C, January M. Francis .1. Pons achieved li Is? first stake victory of the present Palmetto Iark meeting today when John Furlong won Jin Charleston Ilotil Handicap, valiu .5W. In mi a quintet or murks, embracing tin best horses here. Republican finished second and G. .M. Miller was tiilii!. John Furlong showed a Hash of his old-time form in todays running, for hi closed an immense gap during the stretch drive to overhaul the leaders and won drawing away. Republican went out from Hi!? start as if to sprcadeagle his opposi-Ikm and managed to retain a three-lengths advantage until rounding into the stretch, where he Icgan Jo weaken. G. .VI. .Miller was an intended "good thin;" sinl was hacked extensively hy his astute owner and a large following. He nrght have shown to letter advantage but t?r sniffling keen interfer-cu-e on tiie first turn, when Floral Iark cut across tlx others. Tt .lays dillicult card proved a poser for tin? pultlic. which failed to pick a single winner. Probably the worst ilisa"ioii:lnieiit of the afternoon was Daddy lip. Hugh Mctarren, liad he taken advantage of his opportunity, could have cleaned up handsomely when Willis and Camel made it a double for him at extravageiu odds. Willis was a contestant in the opener and ran away from his opposition. He found nough support to force the price about him from 10 to 1 down to . to 1. Camel took the closing dasli after being backed from 20 to 1 to 10 to 1. The consistent Aucon, which changes ownership with nearly every start. again got in the limelight when he heat a good band of platers making tin conlest in the lit I li race. He stored by a neck over I.uria and after the finish was bid uii from an an entered price or Si .000 to ,200 and bought bv J S. Ward, acting for A. Welier. II lhillips. represented in the closing dash by Caraqrol, claimed !ohleii Treasure for 25. N Manager, Moisant and Free Trade, formerly racing in I. M. Baileys interest, have been turned k oviis to J. Livingston, a local business man. Floral Day. which formerly ran in the interest of A. K. .Jo. lin. was also transferred to Mr. Livingston. J. P. Byrne has purchased Lost Fortune from A. C Moore. Judge George Perkins, formerly president of the La Ionia Jockey Club, passed through here today cn route to Florida. Hugh Penny lias taken over the apprentice J. Sniytlie and will in future look after his engagements. He will probably close a deal with a prominent owner for the services of jockey Mc-Taggart within the next few days. W. liayless was among the arrivals from New York today. Jockey Pauley, who was to have ridden Floral Park in the Charleston Hotel Handicap, was taken sick this afternoon and Pickens was substituted. The following were among the work-outs this tiierning: Ambit ion Three-eighths in 39. Ardelon -IIaif mile in 51. Baby .Sister Three-eighths in 39. Hat wa -Three-quarters in 1:21. lirynlimah Throe-quarters in 1:1S. elesta Half mile in 50. Chilton King Three-quarters in 1:17-;-,. chuckles Half mile in -19. Colonel Ashmeade Three-quarlers in l:2t. oloncl Cook Three-quarters in 1:17. lhiquesue -Three-eighths in 37. Fathom -Three-eighths in 37. Idiola Three-eighths in 39, kiniuunilv - Three-quarters in 1:20. La I a trie -Half mile in 52. Lady Rankin Three-eighths in 3S. Lorctta Dwyer--Three-quarters in 1:120. Lost Fortune Three-eighths in 3S. Manson -Five-eighths in 1:01. Vay lops Three-eighths in .".7. Mullie S. -Three-quarters in 1 :22. Id Kentucky Half mile in .". S:iger Half mile in 53. HaiTolus Half mile in 50. Scrvicence Three-eighths in 37. li.glr Kay Three-quarters in 1:19. Squeilcr- -Three-eighths in .!S. Stirpass--Half mile in 49. Surprising --Three-eighths in 41. Troy Weight Three-quarters in 1:20. York Lad Three-quarters in 1:19.