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PATRONAGE IS IMPROVING ATTENDANCE AT PALMETTO PARK INCREASES AS MEETING NEARS ITS END. Behest and Spellbound Score Double for Miss E. A. Tyson Jabot Runs Game Race in Repeating Recent Victory. Charleston, S. C, March 20. The nearby ending of the racing season here is responsible for increasing attendance at Palmetto Park these days. Probably the largest week day crowd of the meeting witnessed this afternoons racing. Ideal conditions prevailed, the weather being siiinmerlike aud the track in fairly good shape. The program was constructed witli a view ot giving Ihe poorer elas of horses opportunity and their even calibre resulted iu interesting contests. Retting was again active, witli the layers having slightly the better of it at the close of proceedings. The mile race, in which some useful platers met, went to Jabot. Running iu his best form, he led all the way and gamely withstood repeated challenges from various contenders. Joe Stein, which finished third, would have been formidable but for the poor handling that Obert gave him. The same rider handled Armor poorly in the following race, in which lie was beaten by Stellata aud Frog. Lack of " confidence In Stella las abilitiy to stay the mile caused tlie winner to be neglected in a betting way. Jockey Nicol stole a march on tlie riders in the first race when lie hustled Batwa into a long lead in the first quarter, which enabled him to last long enough to beat the favorite. Premier. Palum proved best of a bad lot that started in the second race and won well iu hand. Free Trade was a supposed "good thing" iu the third, but was beaten handily by Miss 15. A. Tysons Behest. The same owner made it a double when Siiellbound showed a game performance to get up iu tlie last stride anil dispose of Ella Grane in tlie closing dash. Ta Nun Da was best iu this race, but he was forced to go a sixteenth further than any other starter in tlie race and then was beaten by only a narrow margin. J. L. Holland yesterday obtained first call on jockey J. McTaggart for the coming season. In the event or H. Penny disposing of the contract hu holds on the lad, the contract with Holland will be void. J. Phillips has purchased the two-year-olds Ormead and Pom Monin of J. II. .Mead. Tlie pair were shiiped with the remainder of tlie Phillips stable to Norfolk yesterday. J. J. McCallerty has decided to ship his stable from here .to Lexington. Jockey ITarry Snider, who was injured here before the meeting began, and who has been recuMrating at Boston, will report to the Tyree stable at Pimlico. W. C. Westmoreland has purchased the two-yea-old Racy from J. O. Talbott and W. AValker has secured Tom Horn from tlie Brownleigh Park StaDle. The latter is intended for a jumper. The trials at Palmetto Park this morning incluJeil the following: Ami Tilly Three-eighths in 3S. Blazeway Half mile in 50. Brave Cunarder Three-quarters in 1:23. Carlton 5. Mile in 1:49. Caugh Hill Five-eighths in 1:05. Dutch Crown Three-quarters in 1:20. Fawn three -eighths in 38. Gallant Boc Three-quarters in 1:22. Crasniere Three-quarters in 1:10. Juaqiiin Half mile in 52. Lou Lanier Three-quarters in 1:23. Michael Angelo Three-quarters in 1:23. Miss Gayie Three-quarters in 1:23. Moscowa Five-eighths in 1:0S. Plain Ann Three-quarters iu 1:20. Planuda Half mile in 53. Pluvious Seven-eighths iu 1:35. Prince Clian Three-quarters in f:19. Runway Half mile in 52. Sir Blaise Three-quarters in 1:19.