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BUSY DAYS AT CHARLESTON. Horses Woikin? Right Along at Palmetto Park in Preparation for Opening on December 2. Charleston, S. C. Xovemer 24. Activity is the order at Palmetto Iark these days and horsemen are giving their charges stilt gallops in preparation for the racing which will begin here December 2 and continue for thirty days. Many newcomers are swelling the ranks of the turfmen in the city and tile hotels are beginuing to take on an air of huts tic. According to advices received today by Secretary Martin Xathanson from Havre de Grace, fully 400 horses will come from that point. Nineteen cars have already been assigned to horsemen who will ship on the tirst special train leaving the Maryland track November 2S. while other owners are awaiting proper transportation cars to send their horses here. If all the owners who have signified an intention of coming here do so, there will be a scarcity of accommodation for the horses, for nearly nil the- stables have already been assigned. Every indication points to a banner meeting this year. The limited period of racing tiiis season, coupled with the fact that no break intervenes between the closing of Havre, de Grace and the opening of Charleston, will redound to the advantage of Pal-nietto Iark and bring here the entire turf following now engaged in the Maryland meetings. There will be tio dearth of rideis here, for already more than twenty-live are at the track and the close of the Havre de Grace eetiug will bring many more. Those who will arrive from the Maryland course include M. Buxton. J. McTaggart. J. McCahey, F. Ci leuinn, Guy Burns, G. Byrne. F. Keogh, and J. Smyth. Other good riders now here are: D. Connelly. B. Iool, J. Hanover. C. Van Dusen and AA Oliert. Jockey Ted Kcerner. who several seasons V ago ranked with the top-notch riders in the country. i-ontemplates a return to the saddle and will ride during the coining meeting. He will go to scale at 110 pounds. Jockey H. Stuart was an arrival today from Vancouver, B. C. and will ride here. The track is hi much better condition than previously, due to the resurfacing of the course witu clay. " Fast time will be possible when good horses race, as indicated by recent work-outs. The following vere among the best over the track this morning: A. X. Akin Half mile in 52. Astrologer Three-quarters in 1:25. Bnvlierrv Caudle Five-eighths in 1:03. Blligo Three-quarters in 1:18. Chartler Hnlf mile in .".2. Colle Three-eighths in 40. Dicks Iet Three-eighths in 37. Diuiuesne Half mile in 53. M Easter Dav Half mile in 54. r Francis Half mile in 53. Goldcrest Girl Half mile in 52. Idlola Half mile in 52. J. II. Barr Five-eighths in 1:01. Jack Hanover Five-eighths hi 1:0.7. Judge Wright Half mile In 54. King McDowell Half mile in 51. Kouje Three-quarters In 1:20. Luther Three-quarters in 1:1S. i Mountain Iearl Three-eighths in 30. Nimbus Half mile in 55. Scorpii Five-eighths in 1:08. Skeets Three-eighths in 37. Studdard Half mile in 53. Svrian Half mile In 52. Arllev Three-eighths in 39. AVillis Three-quarters in 1:21. Yenghee Three-quarters in 1:1S.