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POOR BAY FOR FAYOEITES BUSHY HEAD IS ONLY PUBLIC CHOICE TO SCORE AT PALMETTO PARK. Threatening Weather Keeps Patronage Down and Disinclination of Layers to Quote Odds Lcad3 to Syndicating of the Betting Ring. Charleston, S. C, December 3. Close finishes ruled In all-the six races this afternoon at Palmetto Park and contributed extensively towards an enjoyable outing for those who braved a possiDle drenching to witness the sport. Threatening weather had much to do with keeping the attendance down to small proportions. Tnere continues a reluctance on the part of the many layers hereto draw-in and in consequence, when Tom J. Shaw made a generous proposition this afternoon for the ring privilege, it was accepted with the condition that if enough layers show a willingness to operate at any time, the agreement becomes automatically dissolved. It is expected that In the next few days there will be a change of front on the part of the layers and that they will be desirous of taking a hand. Word was received by Mortimer Mahoney. who Is in charge of the advance information bureau, that Al Koeuigsberg and Sol Llchtcn-steln would be here and were willing to operate. Only five layers showed a willingness to quote odd this afternoon. Joe Murphy, C. R. Ellison and Al Hauf, who quoted prices yesterday, decined to do so this afternoon. Favorites were in eclipse during the afternoon, Bushy Head, quoted at odds-on, being the only successful choice. His victory was by a narrow margin and he was lucky to escape defeat, for Good Day rail as if best and lut for being taken wide on the stretch turn would have reversed the outcome with the winner. The best race of the day was the handicap at five and a half furlongs, which brought together a good baud. Tlie nurse was taken by Luther, which showed a sensational performance to close a big gap after a slow beginning and dispose of Dr. Carmen and .aicon. Dr. Carmen and Ancon were so used up in their early exhaustive efforts that it left them virtually unprepared when Luther challenged. Behest and Ortyx were the choices in the opener, but they were easily beaten to the finish by Prlwer. Bingo, a frequent disappointment on the Kentucky tracks, ruled favorite for the second, but finished a distant trailer, Fair Helen winning handily from the long-shot Lida Earl, on which Snyder had his first mount in a long time. For th fifth Viley was backed almost to the exclusion of everything in the race. After dashing into a lead or ten lengths, he began boring out badly and was overtaken by Beaumont Belle in the last stride. The closing dash developed a big surprise when Stars and Stripes, which was beaten off yesterday, took the purse from the favorite, Astrologer. Jockey Teahan, who had the mount on Astrologer, was taken sick after dismounting as a result of strenuous reducing. Jockey Coleman, who was injured at Havre de Grace, wired here from his home In Toronto that he was mending fast and would be here next week to take mounts. Algernon Dangerfield departed tonight for New York. He plans to visit friends in Virginia shortly. Todays arrivals included William Shields. Jacu Sturgis, J. Duffy, J. Fitzgerald, and Al Muller. L, V. Haymaker arrived here this morning with his striug of racers. Secretary Joseph McLennan of the New Orleans track, distributed the condition books for the first week of racing in the Crescent City to horsemen this afternoon. Tlie track at Palmetto Park this morning, while not fast; was in good shape. The best moves shown were: m All Smiles Half mile inT2. Caugh Hill Three-quarters in 1:22. Celesta Three-eighths In .50. Emerald Gem Three-quarters in 1:17. Inspector Lestrade Three-quarters in 1:20. Kazan Three-eighths in .JSVf,. Long Reach Half mile in, 51. Margaret Meise Half mile in 52. Master Jim Three-quarters in 1:18. Prince Chap Half mile in 50. Preston Lynn Three-quarters in 1 :20. Republican Three-quarters in 1:17. Rifle Brigade Half mile in 51. Water Lady Three-quarters in 1:17.