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MAKES IT THREE STRAIGHT ROYAL METEOR IS WINNER OF SELLING HANDICAP AT CHARLESTON. Consistent Ancon Runs Second to Hyams Racer, Beaten a Length Rain Falls Ere Days Program Is Completed. Charleston. .S. C. January 2.,. Royal Meteor scored liis tliinl straight victory :it l:ilmutt Park today when lie won the selling handicap at .seven furlongs that featured the enrd provided ly Secretary Nathaiison. He was conceding weight to his opponents, hut was held in the greatest esteem and given staunch suiiHrt. Tin; consistent Ancon gave him a sharp linal argument, but finished a scant length Miind him, with Elwah third. The latter, showing high speed for live furlongs, set the pace, lmt Royal .Meteor passed her when Burlingamc elected to do so. Kain, which had been threatening, fell as the horses went lo the post for the lifth race and marred slightly what otherwise would have liecn one of the hest days sport at the track. Ladies day again caused a big attendance of the gentler sex and they were put to some discomfort on their return journey because of the wet weather. Mishaps that heMl Gallant iioy and Our Nugget, respectively favorites in the second and fifth races, gave, the players a severe jolt. Gallant ISoy was looming up as. the prolialde winner when he bolted to the outside fence on the stretch turn and it resulted in his defeat by Single Hay. Our Xugget crossed her legs when the .start came in her race, causing her rider to turn a complete somersault,. She continued riderless after the others and was right on Tom Kings heels at the finish. .Senor Jamie Todd, secretary of tlx; Venezuela .lockey Club, accompanied by Senor Celestino .Martinez, were interested spectators of the racing here this afternoon. Their mission here is to purchase altout lifteen thoroughbreds for shipment to Venezuela. Gus .Muller arrived today from Jacksonville to witness a few days racing. Tot-key J. Glass was untitled today that he has been retained by Frederick Johnson as the chief rider for that stable and is to report for duty bv Apiil 1. .Mr. Johnson wrote that Cock o the Walk is goiiiL along promisingly and showing no traces ft the ailment that caused his retirement lteforo tilling his Kentucky Endurance Stakes engagement after arrival at Louisville last fall. Jefferson Livingston, owner of Iron Mask and oilier crack racers, is due to arrive here tomorrow from Chicago and will remain only long enough to possibly close a deal with Hugh Penny for the contract he holds on jockey J. McTaggarl. Mr. Livingston will go from here to EI Paso to witness Iron Masks attempt at Juarez to reduce the mile record of 1 :35 V.;., held by Salvator. due of J. L. Hollands best two-year-olds was taken sick last night as a result, of lime poisoning. It is thought that the colt ate chloride of lime, as his mouth was badly burned and he is also suffering from inllammation of the intestines. It is feared that pneumonia may set in. Several two-year-olds, the property of T. A. De-veney, were shipped from hen- to licmiing this afternoon. In the lot were Irish Mary, Stroine, Virginia I lite and Candleman. Lanccwood pulled up lame after being worked this morning and ho was excused from starting in the second race. That grand old campaigner, Sir John Johnson, will make his farewell appearance on the turf tomorrow in the Pinehurst Handicap, a dash of one mile and teventy yards, in which he is carded to carry top weight. John E. Madden has leased the horse" from Frank J. Nolan for the present season and he will be mated witli some of the choicest mares at Hamburg Pla-e the coining spring. Arrangements have lieen made- to ship Sir John Johnson to Kentucky next Monday morning, lie will leave in a special car which will he attached to t lie Carolina Special, one of the fastest trains on the road. The horse will lie accompanied by two caretakers. The following were among the work-outs at Palmetto Park this morning: Briar Path Half mile in .11. Cliarlestonian Three-quarters in 1:21. Chevron Three-eighths in -11. Chuckles Five-eighths in 1 :05. Daddy Gip Hair mile in 51. Donald Macdonald Thr quarters in 1:10. Ducal Crown-Three-quarters in 1:20. Fcllownian Seven-eighths in 1:30. Free Trade Five-eighths in 1:04. Grosvenor Three-quarters in 1:1S. Jack Kellogg Half mile in r.l. John Furlong Three-quarters in 1:17. Kiumundy Three-quarters in 1:20. Korfhage Half mile in 52. L. II. Adair Three-quarters in 1:11. I.ochiel Three-quarters in 1:23. Old Hen Half mile in 52. Pardner Three-quarters in 1:2.!. Republican -Seven-eighths in 1:30. Schaller Half mile in 51. Sepulveda Half mile in 51. Sir Denrah Three-quarters in 1:21. Sir Edgar Three-eighths in 37. Skeets Three-quarters in 1:20. Surprising Three-quarters in 1:23. Wilhite Half mile in 5:5.