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ALL READY AT CHARLESTON CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR TODAYS OPENING AT PALMETTO PARK. Many Followers of the Sport on Hand for Inauguration of Thirty-Day Season Track in Fine Shape and Pleasant Weather Promised. Charleston, S. C. December 1. The winter racing season will begin here tomorrow. It will be an abbreviated season, lasting probably for Ave weeks. The indications are that it will eclipse in importance any meeting held at Palmetto Park since the sport was inaugurated here by the Charleston Fair and Racing Association several seasons ago. The plant is in splendid shape for the -opening and about 500 horses are here to lake part in the racing. Two big specials brought the delegation of regulars down from Havre de Grace lust night and both trains were filled to their capacity. In fact it was necessary to add several cars to the regular trains to accommodate the overflow. There are about a dozen bookmakers here ready to quote odds. Quite a number of the regular followers of the sport are here for the first time. Secretary Nathanson has provided a well-balanced program for the opening, although a majority of the races are at sprinting distances. The feature is a six-furlong dash, for which some fast sprinters are named. The track is in excellent condition. The largest stable here is that of 11. G. Bedwell, numbering fifty-four bead. J. O. Talbott has the next largest string, twenty-four. There are any number of jockeys here, so there will be no scarcity of riding material. The stables of R. E. Watkins and Janii4 Arthur are the latest arrivals. They arrived from Maryland this afternoon. All of the officials ure on hand, including Martin Nathanson, James Milton. C. H. Pqttinglll, Joseph McLennan, W. F. Sehulte and. Frank .1. liruen. Fred Auerbach, who is acting as general manager of the meeting this season, has been on the ground for a month. The indications for tomorrow are for pleasant weather, and in that event a big crowd is sure to bo present. Layers ready to cut in include T. J. Shaw, John Lewis. Willie Apiilegate, Fred Cook, Al. Hanf, Horace Paul, Steve LHommedieu, George Vortman, T. I. Buckley. Oscar Backmau, .Oscar Holder, Gene Austin. George North, W. A. Pritchard and Charlie Walters. Sol Litchenstein and Al Koenigsberg wired that they would be here on Thursday to join the ranks .of the layers. The ring is under the management of Mortimer Mahoney. The following iyerc ainoiig tlie best work-outs this morning over the Pajrnetto Iark frack: Banjo Jim Three-quarters ill 1:1875. Beaumont Belle Half mile in 31. Billy Vanderveer Three-quarters in 1:20. Briar Path Three-quarters in 1:23. Centauri Three-quarters in 1:19. Celesta One-quarter in 23. Chas. F. Grainger Five-eighths in 1:05. Columbia Girl Three-eighths in 37. Duquesue Three-quarters in 1:19. Fair Helen Five-eighths in 1:05. Feurock Half mile in 50. Gerrard Half mile in 51. Gold Cap Three-quarters in 1:20. Joe Knight Three-quarters in 1:22. Kelly Three-quarters in 1:21. Kilday Three-quarters in 1:20. Laura Half mile in 51. Lida Earl Three-quarters in 1:20. Master Jim Three-quarters in 1:20. Mac Five-eighths in 1:03. Martre Half mile in 51. Milton B. Throe-quarters in 1:22. Page White Five-eighths in 1:05. Sir Marion Three-quarters in 1:21. Syrian Five-eighths in 1:04. Timepiece Five-eighths in 1:04. Viley Half mile in 50.