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EXCITING FINISHES AT OAKLAND. Rapid Water Gets the Decision Over Vox Populi — Suqarmaids Defeat Costly. Oakland, a!.. April M. — The favorites Inllaui-liable. Native Son and Bnpid Water look he sec-uiiil. third and I.urth laces. Kxl raunlinarilv close finishes marked the tanning of the fourth Mid ti 1 1 la races. I lit i I the Official oambera were displayed. the spectators were ab.nn evenly divided in theie i. pinions as to which horse won. The battle foe rlctory between Rapid Water and Vox 1opuli in the handicap was the liereesl and must Hirillinf, of the nieetiag. Hildreths In. is,, got away poorly ujrainst Ihe lying atari tendered the threes-year-old ami public sympathj went with liapid Water, it bekaaj general! conceded that be was the beat horse. The defeat of Sagarmaid by the hmg simi Grace n. was cosily to the plunders. The line weather still continues and bids fair to hold out for an indelinilo period. The stewards became aaapiciomi regarding the condition ol Piaakha and owatred him withdrawn Hum the third laic. Il is reported that Iinikini w i- siiiierin from an attack of thumps. There wass a lol of excitement when a Vox 1opuli backer fainted in ihe grandstand at the announcement that liapid Walcr had beea given Ihe race. The program for tomorrow is devoted to "poor mens " horses and does not promise much, hut with such fairly goad racers as Volaski. Tillinhasf, Keuo Babel; Dr. Boat"., Bed Bra, Nettie Hicks; r.liinlale. Bag am Alia Bpa; Military Man. Hed«e- ihorn. George I. McNear; criers, Ray. Gavanmc DaVM; Pane, Sycamore and Mitre likely- to start, there may be some closely contested finishes. 11. Korsland.