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A. N. AKIN WINS A STAKE R. P. DODSONS ALGOL GELDING SCORES IN PALMETTO PARK FEATURE. J. B, Harrell Acts as Pacemaker in the Early.. Running, but Weakens in. Stretok Another: . Poor Day for . Favorites. " 1 Charleston. S. C, December 12. The St. John Hotel Selling Stakes of ,200, for two-year-olds, at five aud a half furlongs, was the outstanding offering of todays card at Palmetto Park, and it resulted in a victory for A. N. Akin, well supported bv his connections, over the favorite, J. B. Harrell, with Valas in third place. J. B. Harrell, with his customary style, essayed the paeemakiug, and after disposing of Pierrot, which kept him company for the first three furlongs, appeared likely to achieve an easy victory, but in tuc last sixteenth he weakened fast and A. N. Akin, running to his best form, had no difficulty in beating liim by two lengths. Valas, from a slow beginning, closij.1 up grouud in resolute style in the stretch and finished fastest of all. Those who pinned their faitli to the first choices or strung along with the "wise" set again experienced a disastrous session, for Black Chief in tho third race, was the only one to i-core for them. The overthrow of the choices began in the opener when Pat Gannon failed to land better than third, Tiger Jim winning handily from Bunlce. Stubborn, backed to odds-ou in the second, fell an easy victim to Col. Torn Green aud St. Charclote. the forni-r winning by a comfortable margin. Trainer Will McDamel tried to uncover a good thing .in the fifth In William Gersts Zali. The colt was best in the race, but failed to get any portion of the purse because of jockey Robinsons timidity, coupled with a slow break. Tho winner turned .up. In Palm Lea. Joe Deibold, Nasli and Bushy Head were about even choices in the closing dash, but the finish found all three unplaced, while Pogressive took first money after a hard effort to dispose of Chartier, with Or-perth pressing the pair closely at the end. The activitv of the stewards against rough riding continued and a rull-ig issued by them this afternoon debars jockey ilcXaggart from riding hero dtitrug the nex t five- days "On account or "his rough tactics in the closing race yesterday. Several other riders are being closely observed and unless their methods change they will find their vocation gone during this term of racing. The strict enforcement of the racing rules by the stewards 1 highly commended. Todays attendance was of really good proportions considering tho cold weather. Betting activities were on a par with the best day this meeting. Mortimer Mahoney, who has been in charge of the betting enclosure, departed for his home in Baltimore mis evening. Martin Foley has little hope of getting Pool o Fortune back to the races in the immediate future and he will dispose of his stable here next week and retire from racing until next summer. The track at Palmetto Park this morning was in good shape and the best moves shown were: Belamour Three-eighths iu J7. Billic Baker Half mile in 50. Borax Three-quarters in 1 :20. Briar Path Three-quarters in 1:17. - Buzz Around Mile In 1:45. Cangh Hill Three-quarters iu 1:20. Colic Tljrec-quarters in 1:111. Coy Five-eighths in 1:0.1. Karl of Savoy .Mile in 1:45. Pout Three-quarters in 1:20. Good Dav Three-quarters in 1:20. Hill Stream Five-eighths in 1:05. Jawfoout. Five-eighths in 1:05.. Kazan One-quarter in 2.!. LAiglon Three-quarters in 1:17. Lochiel Three-quarters in 1:17. .May Frances Five-eighths in 1:5. Minstrel Three-eighths iu !7. , Nigadoo Three-quarters In 1:1S. . Penniless Seven-eighths in 1:.!2. Preston Lynn Three-quarters in 1:20. Roscoe Goose Five-eighths in 1:0:5. Sackcloth Five-eighths in 1:05. Stevesta Three-quarters in 1:18. Sunno Half mile in 50. Wanda Pitzer Five-eighths iu 1:02. Yorkshire Boy Three-quarters in 1:10.