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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1903.
SEEK NEW JAIL SITE
County Will Be Asked to Co
operate With City.
PRISON IS NOW UNSANITARY
Member of Execntlve Hoard Als
Consider CItr Llsbtlnir, StrlnBlnc
at Telephone Wires and Use
of Plre Hydrant.
Tin matters of general Interest to A
- v. lj-f rir. 1 hft meet I
the city were om"
lng of tie Executive Board yesterday
afternoon. They were: First, the need
of a better city Jail: second, the change
of police and flro telegraph wires from
electric lls'it to telephones poles; and.
third, the use of Are hydrants by men
employed in the street-cleaning and
sprinkling department. The city Jail
matter was referred to the police sub
committee, with a view to maklns ar
rangement, with the County Court for
the establlrfaneot of a county and city
prison and for the disposal of the pres
ent property. The change in wires was
ordered made, and the hydrant question
Tras referred to the street committee
and Fire Chief Campbell.
Excepting Mr. Curtis, who Is sick, and
Sin Boise. who was attending a trial to
court, air the members of the KoUn
Board were present when HUmm
called the meeting to order yesterday
afternoon. The first important business
taken up was a communication from Chief
of Police Hunt to the Mayor. In it the
Chief asked for better accommodations in
the City Jail. Grand Juries had called at
tention to the place for years as a menace
to health. Few were aware of the real
character of the cells and of tho amount
of money spent In their Improvement. In
the main cell. 21x10 feet. In which prisoners
of 24 hours aro kept, the bunks are Infested
with vermin. Another part of the cell can
not be used on account of standing water.
There are smaller cells for boisterous
rrlsoners. but these also crawl with ver
min. None of the cells are ventilated, and
the odor arising from them permeates the
quarters of tho officers. Tho waiting-room
of the omccrs Is directly over the main
cell, and it Is never Inviting. The third
floor Is in a better condition. Concluding,
the Chief suggested that tho two lower
stories bo thoroughly renovated.
To Seek New Jnll Site.
"In this matter." said A. I. Mills, "I
believe we should make an effort to co
operate with the County Court and en
deavor to purchase a piece of property be
tween tho city and county buildings, and
I move that the question be referred to
the police committee, with instructions to
purchase a new site for a Jail the county,
of course, being willing and the present
property to bo disposed of."
The motion was carried unanimously.
Mayor Williams said ho had received
numerous complaints that electric lights
were out at different hours of the night,
and that policemen to whom reports had
been made had not notified the Chief.
"We have had somo difficulty," admit
ted Chief Hunt, "but the trouble has been
that In the past there was no system.
During my administration I Intend to see
that every officer Is furnished with pencil
and paper, and It shall be his duty to re
port to his Captain .and the Chief every
thing that he thinks he should report. I
put that system In effect when I was In
charge eight years ago. and I found It to
work very satisfactorily."
Hard Work to Check lip Lights.
"Under the old administration." said
Mr. Mills, who was chairman of the
Board of Public Works, "the police did
not report all the lights that were out,
and' we had to hire a private detective.
He made the police move, but" after a
pause "we finally had to check up tho
"The lights are very often out in my
neighborhood," said Mr. Goddard. "How
long must they be out In order to consti
tute what they call a full night?"
"One hour. I believe," said City Auditor
"Half the city Is In darkness some
times," observed a contractor who was In
the background to a friend who was sit
ting near by.
The bill for lighting foe the month was
then presented and ordered paid, and
Chief Hunt said he would have his patrol
men keep their eyes on "out" lights next
Complaint as to Telephone "Wires.
Following the lighting question was the
protest against the stringing of telephone
wires over private houses, which was
voiced by Jt. Mills.
"The companies." said Mr. Mills, "have
ao right to string wires over my houso
or over the house of any one else, and the
Board should recommend to the Council
that an ordinance bo passed authorizing
tho removal of the wires. Where the
"Wires are more, than seven feet above the
peak of a house there is no trouble, but
where they lie on the roof they endanger
the life of tho firemen, and frequently
they have to be cut so that the firemen
may go to work in safety."
"There are a number of wires strung
over my house, but I knew nothing about
It until the other day," said Mayor Will
iams. After a further discussion, Mr. Mills'
motion that a- recommendation be made
that "the Council pass an ordinance pro
hibiting the stringing of wires over build
ings was passed.
Fire and Police Wires.
On the removal of fire and police' tele
graph wires from electric light or tele
phone poles. Flro Chief Campbell and
Electrician Walker said such removal was
for the best interests of the service. In
times of storm tho wires were crossed and
horses In the engine and truck houses re
ceived the benefit of -a current of from 110
to 10.009 volts. In one house a horse was
nearly electrocuted. By the crossing of
wires the entire system on the West Side
was Interrupted four times In GO days dur
ing the recent storms. On the East Side.
-where the wires had been transferred to
telephone .poles, there had. been only a few
interruptions in two years. Tho cost of
transferring the wires from the electric
light to the telephone poles was about
$2000, and the Board recommended that
that amount be spent for the purpose.
The use of Are hydrants by the city
sprinkling carts during the Summer sea
son was complained of by- Chief Campbell,
and Just as the Chief had started to tell
jus irouoies .tne nrebeu tapped and he had
to take a hurried leave. Mr. Mills
Mr. Flledner completed his tale, for they
said- that the streetmen had Improperly
fastened hydrants after using them, and
the leakage resulting had frequently han
dicapped the Are department In fighting a
jire. vn ineir joint motion the question
was referred to. the street committee and
Chief Campbell for further Investigation
Street Contracts Let. '
Bids for all the street Improvements,
which were opened at the last meeting,
were awarded to the lowest bidder, with
the exception of Umatilla avenue. This
bid was less than the estimate of the City
Engineer, but the property-owners pro
tested against It .on the ground that the
JtssssMrT VTT CH.- " - r-r sr-Tm.-. "" AS
work could ho done cheaper, and it was
referred to the street committee. AH the
bids for sewers were rejected and ordered
readvertlsed. Mr. Macmastcr stated that
they exceeded tho City Engineer's esti
mates fromn to 25 per cent, although the
estimates had provided for a profit of 10
CITV OFFICIALS IX TACOMA.
Portland Delegation Inspects Street
TACOMA. Feb. C (Special.) A delega
tion from the City Council of Portland ar
rived this morning and registered at tho
Tacoma. The party consists of L. Zim
merman, president; B. P. Cord well. City'
Auditor T. C. Devlin, City Engineer W. C.
Elliott, A. K. Bcntley and Matt Focller.
They aro here for the purpose of Inspect
ing the street-paving material used In Ta
coma. Tho party was shown about the
city during tho day, and seemed well
pleased with street improvements.
"We are visiting several of the Western
cities In the hope of finding somo good
material for paving our streets," said Mr.
CardwelL "Tho streets of Portland are
paved with asphalt, and that Is wearing
out. We cannot afford to take up the old
pavements that are on cement, so we are
looking for something to cover over tho
solid foundation we now have and make
good streets. Tacoma has some flno
streets. Tho work done here. Is certainly
a credit to your municipal authorities.
Our people. I think, are generally well
pleased with the bituminous macadam
pavement you aro using. The streets are
not so smooth as ours, but that Is an ar
gument in favor of the Tacoma material.
In my opinion, the mixture used here Is
what we want for our city."
BOYS MAY PLAY.
New Parle Board Pays' Xo Attention
to Anonymous Letters.
A regular meeting of tho new Parle
Board was held In Mayor William's par
lors yesterday morning, and all the mem
bers were, present. The resolutions, which
were recently passed by tho Lewia and
Clark Centennial committee, providing for
the erection of tablets at the head of
Park avenue, were referred to a commit
tee consisting of Dr. Eliot and Colonel
Hawkins. The tablets are Intended to
represent Oregon, Washington, Idaho and
Montana, three states and a part of the
fourth state that arose from the acqui
sition of Oregon, all four of which were
scenes of the explorations of Lewis and
The matter of holding public concerts
In the park this Summer was considered
but no action was taken. '
Anonymous communications against the
use of tho park blocks by boys In playing
games were received, and tho board was
not disposed to take any notice of them.
Mayor Williams suggested that If the lan
guage of tho boye, one of the principal
complaints, was offensive to the anony
mous correspondents, they should make
their complaint to the police, but he
added that a policeman will be sent to
the grounds to see that the. youngsters
SMALL HOLDER'S RIGHTS
No Laiv Wanted That Will Provide
for a Timber Trust.
COTTAGE GHOVETor., Feb. 4.-To the
Editor.) In your Issue of Januiry 23 I
saw a d6clslon of tho Supreme Court
making void the act passed by the last
Legislature, In regard to the Improvement
and control of navigable streams for the
transportation of logs and timber. Now,
In a later Issue (January 30), there was In
troduced. .T KOO TT T) 1Q7 fn. KA
, ., .w. utG MUJC
purpose. That Is very good as far as It '
goes. But you notice. In the Booth bill, i
in uue secuon it gives tne power to reg
ulate charges on such streams to the cor
poration Improving said stream. After'
the experience of the people with, rail
roads, telegraph, telephones, streetcars
and other such corporations, we very well,
know what that means. It means simply
all the traffic will bear.
Nor Is that all. Supposing such a law
should pass, what will become pf the
small holder of timber, who depends on
an outlet for it on the stream. In the
shape of ties, wood, and other products
of Umber: will he not be at the mercy of
the company having control of the stream
and be forced to sell to them, on their
own terms? For of course such a corpora
tion always engages In tho manufacture
of lumber themselves. Very few persons
will have any objection to the Improve
ment of such streams. If the power to fix
charges shall be left to the County Court,
for Instance, but deliver us from the
"well-meaning" corporation that will
"fix' things for us. A member of a cer
tain firm made the remark, after they
got a franchise on a certain stream un
der tne Booth law, that It was worth
$300,000 to them. See the point? The terms
"open river." "public highway" (robbery),
look rather queer, to say tho least, with
such things as unlimited charges as their
cauda appendage. Of course. If the new
bill makes provision against such things,
all well and good; but If not, I belleve.lt
Is to the Interest of the people at large
that It shall not pass. q. L,
FIRE COMMITTEE OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD IN SESSTON.
TO LEAD TACOMA TIGERS
MANAGER M'KIBBEN PASSES
He Has Slicncd Fisher, Rockenfleld
and McCarthy Lucas Will Keep
the Forfeit Money.
Manager Byron E. McKlbben, of the
Tacoma baseball club, passed through
Portland yesterday morning en route to
Tacoma, where ho will Immediately take
up his duties with tho Tiger players. Mr.
McKlbben spent tho day looking over tha
city with Third Baseman Jay A. Andrews,
of the Portland team. Andrews played
under McKlbben's management several
years ago, and a warm friendship devel
oped between them. Mr. McKlbben ex
pressed himself as being very much
pleased with tho outlook In the Northwest
this season, and says he will work his
hardest fo turn out a wlnnlg team for
Tacoma. Ho already has signed Fisher,
Rockenfleld and McCarthy, of tho team
of 1502. In regard to McKlbben's coming
West, a dispatch from St. Joseph Mo.,
Byron E. McKlbben. who for the past three
years has been manager of the Saints, left Bun
day morning for Tacoma, 'Wash., where he
will manure tho Tacoma team In the Pacific
Northwest League during the coming season
He did not expect to leave until March 1. but a
letter received a few days ago stated that live
ly times are looked for on the Coast In the next
few weeks, and asked him to come as soon as
possible. Consequently. McKlbben planned to
leave for the West Monday, but he received a
telegram asking him to catch the first train.
Despite Johnny Kllngs absolute denial. Mc
Klbben said he had signed him to do the back
stop work for Tacoma next season. "I never
announced a player In my life until I had his
contract." said McKlbben. "and you can de
pend on Kline being with me this year."
He said Johnny will do all the catching. In
all. McKlbben has signed 14 men for his club,
and he says they look good. He will take
Harry Maupln. the well-known slant artist of
last year's Saints; but the rest of the players
who will compose his team are not known here
except by reputation. Following Is the person
nel of his team: Johnny Kilns, catcher: Mau
pln, Dennis McCarty, Harmon. Baker and
Craig, pitchers: Hutchison, flrst base; Fisher,
second base: Joe McCarty, shortstop: Rocken
fleld. third base; Freeie, Curtis, rilcher and
McKlbben said that the reason of his hasty
departure is the war which is on between the
I'aclflc N'orthivst League and the expanded
California league. He says the former will
probably take the bull by the horns and enter
both Los Angeles and San Francisco In retalia
tion for the Invasion of Portland and Seattle
by the new league. The history of this fight
Is known In a general way throughout the coun
try, and Is of Interest to Western League fans
because several former Western men are In
terested In the fight on one side or the other.
"The Pacific Northwest League will give
them their money's worth," said McKlbben last
night, "It Is a comparatively old league, and
has plenty of money. We can afford the long
Jumps to Los Angeles and 'Frisco better than
the new leaguers can afford to put up for an
expensive series between their California teams
and the northern ones. They entered Portland
and Seattle and started the tight, and now we
are going to give them all they bargained for
and more. We have Portland, Seattle, Spokane,
Tacoma. Helena and Butte. If we enter Cali
fornia It will give us an eight-club circuit with
a fight In four towns. We will fight them to a
finish the flrst year, and they won't want any
more of "it. I guess."
"Either Farrell or Whistler would make a
good manager for the Saints," said McKlbben.
"And I hope they get one or the other. The
people here wanted a change, and so did I.
Three years Is long enough for any man to
stay with one team, and I am not sorry things
have turned out the way they have."
Local fans wish Mac all kinds of success la
his new field. He Is a good manager, and the
players testify to the fact that he uses them
right. He thinks he has a winning team signed
and while local fans know little of the pros
pects out West they hope that Mac's calcula
tion will prove correct.
President E. I. Goodklnd. of the Helena
basehall rlub (t In rnmlnf n I..., r
President Lucas, of the league, says the !
aaciena jtecora, containing tne correspond
ence pasting between President White
more, of the old Portland dub. and him
self relathy to the $730 forfeit money
which the league confiscated upon the
Portland team deserting to the outlaw
The letter of President Whltemore to
President Lucas Is as follows: "Inasmuch
as the Pacific Northwest League at its
Spokane meeting on December 23, 1902, ar
bitrarily and without giving the Portland
club an opportunity tp be heard, expelled
said club from the league and refused to
recognize William' Goldman. Its duly au
thorized and accredited representative, at
tempted to forfeit the $730 deposltedXwith
the league by the Portland club, and still
withholds the same, we do hereby request
and demand of you the return of the said
$700 to us."
The letter Is signed by Chester A White
more, president of the Portland club.
To this letter President Lucas replied
as follows: "Replying to your letter of
January 26, will say that, your former club
having violated all contractual obligations
aa members of tho Pacific Northwest
League, Its constitution and by-laws" and
the National agreement of professional
baseball leagues. Including conditions un
der which sold forfeiture was deposited.
the Pacific Northwest League does not ad
mit any character of liability therefor to
the former Portland baseball club."
Thatcher, one of tho new Eastern play
ers signed by Manager Vlgneux toe tho
Portland Coast team, will arrivo In a few
days from bis homo In Lancaster. Pa.
Thatcher played during tho season of 1S02
on tho Ilion, N. T., team of the New York
State League, and made, a very creditable
record for himself In that organization.
He Is considered to be one of tho best of
the new men signed by Vlgneux. and will
no doubt strengthen tho Portland team
considerably. Tho men, accompanied by
Vlgneux, will leave for San Jose for prac
tice about February 22.
On Thursday last the work of construct
ing the new baseball grounds for the Se
attle baseball club of the Pacific Coast
League was begun. About $3000 will be ex
pended In making the new park complete,
and Manager Parke Wilson says that It
will bo tho finest west of tho Mississippi
River. The grounds will be opened about
May J, in time for tho Seattle team to play
Its first home game. Manager Wilson will
take his players south to Riverside on
February 15, where the men will practice
preparatory to. playing the first. game of
the season with Los Angeles.
John Chesbro, of New York: Clnb, II e
celTe .'M3.33 for Each Game.
John Chesbro, the star richer of the
National League last year, who has
signed for next season with the New York
American League club, will receive a sal
ary of JSOOO for his services. Ho Is the
highest salaried baseball pitcher on the
diamond and does comparatively little to
earn his money. It Is considered a hard
ship, in these days of modern ball play
ing, for a star pitcher like Chesbro to
officiate In more than two games a week,
says the New York Sun. "A pitcher who
Is asked to do more than this generally
comp.alns of ill-treatment on the part
of the management, complains that he Is
being overworked and performs his work
reluctantly. Chesbro Is a 'man of magnificent phy
sique and has an arm of steel. Bji his
work, last season he demonstrated to base
ball cranks that he Is capable of pitch
ing a full game every day for two weeks.
If he Is so Inclined, but such a pro
ceeding would be entirely unprofessional,
according to the views of the players.
Pitchers of skill who have become fa
mous In the baseball world believe that
they should save their salary arms as
much as possible. They feel that the less
the number of games they participate In
each year the longer they will be enabled
to pitch wlnnlng.ball. A baseball pitch
er's successful career on the diamond is
only for a few years at the most, and
they'believe in husbanding their strength
for as long a time as possible.
Chesbro, If he pitches on an average of
two games a week, will receive $233.23
a game. Averaging six balls, including
fouls, for each batsman, with 36 of. them
at the plate In nine innings, Chesbro
will receive $1 So every time ho pitches
a ball to the catcher In the game.
"it Is a terrible strain to pitch two
games a week,'; said a well-known Na
tional League pitcher recently. ."The box
Is Jso far away from the home plate that
It requires extraordinary skill and
strength to pitch winning ball. It is not
so much great speed that exhausts one's
stamina, as tho. change of pace', the ac
curate control ohe must have nowadays
and the great activity to be exercised In
licking tho position. In. a hard game In
which both pitchers keep the. hits and
runs down. It becomes an Intense strain
on the nerves toward the close of the
contest before a final result Is attained.
"With the excitement of the crowd,
the noisy coaching and the fact that the
whole game depends on nlm, a pitcher
undergoes an ordeal, which makes It ne
cessary for him to rest several days be
fore he enters the box again. Two games
a week. In my opinion, are quite enough
for any pitcher."
Managers have profited by past Inci
dents In baseball history. They want to
preserve their vafuable pitchers as long
as possible, so they readily -consent to
tho two games a week proposition and
ca-ry half a dozen pitchers on the pay
"Give me two pitchers like Chesbro and
Griffith," said Charley Comiskey several
days ago, "and I'll bet I won't lose a
game the whole season because of poor
work on the slab. But they must be
carefully handled, for they possess quali
ties that cannot be pressed too much
Willamette Wins a Game.
CENTRAL! A, Wash., Feb. 6. (Special.)
The Centralla basket-ball team was de
feated for the flrst time on their own floor
Wednesday night by the team from the
Willamette University, of Salem, Or., by a
score of 11 to 9.
Roeburfr Girls Meet Defeat.
SALEM, Or., Feb. 6. (Special.) The
girls' basket-ball team of Willamette Uni
versity tonight defeated the players from
the Roseburg High School by a score of
23 to C
The cures a medicine makes are the
proofs of Its merit, and Hood's Sarsa
parilla inakea the most.
WIN ONE MATCH, LOSE ONE
Y. M. C. A. DEFEATS WILLAMETTE
UNIVERSITY AT BASKET-BALL.
But Mnltnomnlt Team Carries Oft
the Honors in Iadoor
The Y. .M C. A. athletes were once
victorious and once defeated In the two
games played last evening In the gym
nasium of tho association. They were
beaten by the team of tho Multnomah
Club in indoor baseball, but gained their
revenge by defeating Willamette Univer
sity In basket-ball. The baseball match
was the more exciting game of tho two,
for the All-Stars seemed to think that
their victory over the Seattle aggrega
tion Tast Saturday evening entitled them
to a well-earned rest and showed .little
ginger in the game last night until their
opponents had run up a respectable score
from foul line throws. The team work
was loose and the playing was careless.
The visitors showed the effects of their
long trip through the iSound country, but
put up a very respectable game never
theless. They were defeated because their
opponents were Individually better men
Th baseball match opened with an ex
citing. Inning In which the clubmen
scored four points against the associa
tion's two. Zan's pitching bothered the
Y. M. C. A. men decidedly, and the team
work of the Multnomah's aided consider
ably In the scoring. Whltehouse, behind
the bat, showed that he was unfamiliar
with the ground, and the association
players gained several points from slipped
balls. Neither team scored in the second,
but In the next Multnomah gained one.
Y. M. C. A. was first to tho bat and In
the fourth made one point to their oppon
ent's two. This was repented In the
next and the association rooters felt dis
couraged while In the sixth each sldo
gained one point. In the seventh, how
ever, the association players bunchd their
hits to good effect and ran up five runs
before the clubmen quite knew what
had happened. It had been decided to
play seven Innings only and as Multno
mah made one point In their half of the
Inning, the game was called off with
the score at U to 10 In favor of the
Following Is the line-up of the baseball
Y. M. a A. M. A. A. C.
Vinson C Whltehouse
McKenzIe P & 1 B Zan
Woodeage 1 B & P WIckersham
Parker 2 B Chalmers
Raockley 3 n Bennett
Bush S S Fenton
Bennett S S ; Gammle
Thing R F Cahalln
Trowbridge L R Honeyman
The nnnkctlinll Mntch.
The university boys had stayed In the
gallery to sec the finish of the preliminary
game, and when that abruptly ended had
to hustle to con their suits. Though the
matches were supposed to end at 10
o'clock, it was almost that hour before
the red-and-buff clad players from Salem
trotted out on the floor.
The basket-throwing of Parsons, the vis
iting guard, was a feature of the game.
The careless playing of the Portland boys
gave him a good opportunity for free
throws at the net. and ne made good four
times In succession. A foul on Freeman
gave him the first chance, and the locals
saw that they had a keen-eyed tosser
to fight against. The Y. M. C. A. awoke
to the situation and made a neat basket
from the field, for which Bush was re
sponsible. Parson3 soon had another
chance from the foul line through an error
of Bush's, and again quietly dropped the
sphere In the net. A third time dropped
the ball Into the Salem basket, but the
Portland man could not do the same
through a foul on Pollard, the visiting
center. Twice again was the playing of
the Portlands responsible for two free
throws. Stirred to action at last, the local
boys captured the ball for good, appar
ently, and scored three baskets from the
field in quick succession. Bush and Du
rantl being the responsible parties. After
a scrimmage the same tactics were con
tinued and three more baskets were
chalked to Portland's credit. On a long
throw tho length of the floor Parsons
made the flrst field basket for the visitors,
and, encouragid by this, the performance
was repeated, to the locals alscomflture.
At the end of the flrst half the score stood
14 to 10 In favor of Portland.
Baldwin was put In the place of Bush
for the second half, and did equally well.
The playing of both sides during the con
cluding half was much livelier. Salem
made three points through Portland's er
rors, while the locals made three baskets
from the field. Just as time was called
Salem threw her last basket from the foul
line, and the score stood 16 to 13 In favor
of the Portland Y. M. C A. During the
game Salem made nine points from the
foul line and four from the field, while
Portland scored only twice from the line
nnd made IS from the field.
Following Is the lineup:
W. U. Position. Y. M. C. A.
Guman ....forward Freeman
Miller forward Mackle
Pollard center Durand
Parsons guard Bush
Matthews guard McKenzIe
Referees Mackle. (second half) A.
Umpires J. Miller. E. F. Averill.
Time of halves Ten and fifteen minutes.
ONE LONE FAVORITE WINS.
Slave Outruns Byron ltoe In Sevcn
SAN FRANCISCO. Teb. 6. Only one
favorite won today. The weather was
flhe. but the. track was still slow. The
main attraction was the seven-furlong
handicap. In which some clever sprint
ers met. Byron Rose was 'favorite with
Kenllworth, de.pite his impost of 133
pounds, a well-played second choice.
Slave, a high-class colt in the Morris
string, was played from 8 to 1 to 1 to 1.
and, outrunning Kenilworth In the first
part, won with something to spare from
Byron Rose. Kenilworth was third. The
indications point to a .field of about 20 In
the $10,000 Bums handicap tomorrow. Results:
Six furiongsi selling Naulahka won.
Lady Gallantry second. Salver third; time,
Three and a half furlongs, jelllng Planet
won, Annie Marie second, Rosefarr third;
Mile and a sixteenth, selling Marello
won, Stella Perkins second. Grand Sachem
third; time, 1:5L
Seven furlongs, handicap Slave won,
Byron Rose second, Kenilworth third;
Futurity course, selling Peter J. won.
Shell Mount second, Oro Viva third; time,
One mile, selling Mcxlcanna won. DI
vlna second, Ada N. third; time, 1:&
FALLS AS SHE WIXS.
Brief Capture New Orlennx Handi
cap, Injuring Jockey Redfern.
NEW ORLEANS. Feb. 6. Briefs vic
tory was won at the price of painful in
Jury to Jockey Redfern. The lad's mas
terly riding overcame the obstacles which
the mare met In the race, and Just as her
nose crossed the finish she stepped In a
hole, stumbled and fell. Redfern was ren
dered unconscious by the fall, and with
the exception of a brief Interval remained
so until removed from the track. He will
Six furlongs Royal Deceiver won. Jo-
sette second. Versifier third; time. 1:11 2-j.
Seven furlongs iMaricos won. Dr. Fan
nie second. Masterful third; time. 1:23 1-3.
Three furlongs Becky Rice won, Al-
comer second. Miss Nancy third; time,
Handicap, mile and a sixteenth Brief
won, St, Tammany second, Jena third;
Six furlongs Boaster won. St. Cuthbert
second, Athlana third; time, 1:14.
Seven furlongs Lady Alberta won, Ed
L. second. El Rey third; time, 1:27.
BURN'S HANDICAP STARTERS.
About Twenty of Them, Nones. Ar-
grcRor and Cannrd Leading.
SAN- FRANCISCO, Feb. 6. The Burns
handicap, the classic racing event of the
West, will be run at Ingleslde tomorrow.
Fair weather and a moderately fast track
Is predicted. The field will probably num
ber at least 20. The betting promises to
be heavy. Nonest Argregor and Cunard
have the lead In the betting tonight.
Following is a list of probable starters:
Nones (Shaw) 123
Argregor (Jenkins) 122
uunani (Vtaido) UJ
uorrigan (uuuman) in
SIddons (L. Jackson) Ill
The Fretter (Donovan) 109
Ellott (F. Kelley) 107
Watercurse ' (T. Knight) 107
Yellow Tall (Waterbury) ,.103
iconic (BIrkenruth) ; 101
Horton (C. Kelley) 104
Bessie McCarthy (Burns) 103
Lord Badge (Lewis) .102
Col. Ballantyne (Frawley) 100
Ishtar (J. T. Sheehan) 99
Durazzo (Donnelly) SS
St, Sever (Knapp) 98
Clude (J Daly) 96
Gold Bell (Reed) 93
Dupont (Adklns) 90
Commissions on California Races
Accepted. Portland Club" Cafe. 130 Fifth
street. Direct from the tracks.
LUCAS MAKES DENIAL.
Says There lit TSo Movement on Foot
SPOKANE, Feb. 6. (Special.) Prealdent
Lucas, of the Pacific Northwest Baseball
League, tonight emphatically denied the
report that the presence in Spokane of
Manager Dugdale. of the Seattle team,
was in connection with an alleged scheme
to amalgamate the rival Western leagues.
Mr. Lucas said: "President Powers, of the
National Association, wrote me that no
such a plan would be considered unless
Seattle and Portland were dropped by
the Pacific Coact League. They have not
been dropped and that ends It."
Lucas further denied emphatically the
story that President Morley, of the Pacific
Coast League, had an offer from Thomas
J. HIckcy for the league to come Into the
American Association. "There la not a
word of truth lrr It. We have been de
layed In announcing our schedule for the
season," said Lucas, "but everything ti
moving smoothly and we "are not dealing
with the outlaw league In any way, nor do
I propose to do so. The press and public
are with the established league in our
THEY GO THE LIMIT.
McGovern nnd Bernateln Fight Six
! Rounds Without Result.
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 6. Terry Mc
Govern and Joe Bernstein went the limit
tonight in a six-round bout at Industrial
Hall before a well-filled house. McGov
ern forced the fighting from start to fin
ish, and gave Bernstein much punishment
in every round. The latter evaded more
severe bruising by clinching. He was
knocked down in the fifth round, but
quickly regained hig feet. Both men fin
ished in fairly good condition, neither
Jenrle Offer to Corbrtt.
DENVER, Feb. 6. The Post today re
ceived the following telegram:
"St. Louis, Mo., Ftb. 6. You may an
nounce for'me that If Corbett will agree
to meet me In a finish contest ut Carson
City, I will allow him 20 seconds to recov
er Instead of the customary ten the rules
provide for. That ought to be some In
ducement for a man who wants to claim
"JAMES J. JEFFRIES.
"Champion of the World."
Mexican Pete Everett Golni? East.
OGDEN, Feb. 6. "Mexican Pete" Ever
ett, the heavyweight pugilist, today tele
graphed Ben Vickery nt Philadelphia, ac
cepting a proposition to go East and
meet some of the Eastern pugilists. Pete
is to be under VIckery's management, and
Vickery promises him a go with Maher
and one with Choynskl. Vickery offers
transportation and expense money, and
Pete expects to leave tonight,
Chester Abbott Sells for $ 1025.
NORTH YAKIMA. Wash.. Feb. 6. (Spe
cial.) Fred Brooker returned from Chi
cago yesterday and reported "that he had
sold Chester Abbott, the famous trotting
horse of the Northwest The purchaser Is
a St. Louis man, and the price paid was
Foss Breaks: Billiard Record.
NEW YORK, Feb.6. William P. Foss,
of Havcrstraw. the amateur bllllurd cham
pion, again broke the amateur competi
tion record at 14-Inch balk line tonight at
the Hanover Club, In Brooklyn, with Dr.
L. L. Mlal, of New York. He defeated
MlaL 300 to 103, making an average of
Life Insurance Company,
Of Hartford, Conn.
Net assets Jan. 1. 1902 $ 62.643.5S2.92
RECEIVED IN 1302.
For premiums $ 5,271.651.42
or interest ana
DISBURSED IN 1902.
For claims by
annuities t 4.377.323.41
to policy-holders J,314,S50.U
Lapsed and sur
rendered policies 500,549.71
Total to policy-
hnlflaM inn K?
Commissions "to "
ers' fees, print
legal, real es
tate, all 'other
exnensps ftW s-j; 07
Profit and loss.... 57,237.9$
Balance net assets Dec. 31,
SCHEDULE OF ASSETS.
Loans upon real esate, first
lien $ 24,236,739.50
Loans upon stocks and bonds 2.300.00
Premium notes on policies In
Cost of real estate owned by
the company 11.932.S36.SO
Cost of bonds 24.937,291.94
Cost of bank and railroad
Cash in banks 59S.252.71
Bills receivable 2.404.04
Agents' debit balances 7,627.55
Interest due and
accrued $ S93,01S.3S
Rents due and ac
Market value of
stocks and bonds
over cost 1.202.232.S6
and deferred pre
Less bills receiv
able and agents'
Admitted assets Dec. 31, 1902 $ 63,631,603.13
to reinsure all
cies, net, com
All other liabilities 1.67S.22L63
Surplus (Including contingent
real estate depreciation
memorandum account $420,-
Ratio of expenses of man
agement to receipts in 1902 12.05 per cent
Policies In force Dec. 31, 1902,
69,732. Insuring $163,538,223.00
JACOB L. GREENE, President.
JOII.f M. TAYLOR, Vice-President,
HERBERT II. WHITE, Secretary.
DANIEL II. WELLS, Actuary.
A. K. P. HARMON, Dist. Supt.
Agencies, San Francisco, Cal.
ARTHUR P.JOHNSON, Gen'I Agt.
Chamber of Oommefce,
IS 12-16. with a high run of 06. Dr. Mlal
averaged 6 13-15. hlgth run 19. In the after
noon game Charles F. Conklln, of Chica
go, defeated Arthur Townsend. of Brook
lyn, 300 to 252.
Stoft and Weston Tied nt Pool
NEW YORK. Feb. 6.-Henry P. Stoft.
of Cleveland, and Charles Weston, of
Chicago, are tied for flrst place In the
professional sweepstakes pool tournament
at the Montauk Billiard Academy, Brook
lyn. They met tonlgfht and Weston won
by a score of 123 to 44. ,
National Show of Collie Dors.
STAMFORD. Conn., Feb. 6. The first
annual show of the Collie Club of America
opened here today with 156 dogs benched.
The flrst honors of the show went to
Ballyarnctte Eclipse, owned by George
Hlgglhson, Jr., of WInnetka, Kan.
Lnsker Beats Ten nt Once.
BOSTON, Feb. 6. Twelve players were
fitted against Dr. La'sker, the chess
champion, tonight In simultaneous play,
and he vanquished all but two of them,
J. F. Jones, of Denver, and A. W. Ryder,
of the Boston- Chess Club.
Umpire Killed by Trolley Car.
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 6. Hardie Hen
derson, a well-known former baseball
player, was Instantly killed by being
struck by a. trolley car today. Recently
Henderson has been .umpiring In the Na
LEWIS AND CLARK FORKS
3Iore Appropriate Than "Snake" and
RELIANCE, Va.. Jan. 3. (To the
Editor.) I have been wondering If some
thing could not be done between now
and the great Lewis and Clark Exposi
tion to correct what I consider an Injus
tice to the great explorers and to tho
people of the whole country, namely, tho
substitution of "Pend d'Orellle" and
"Snake" for "Clark's Fork" and "Lewis,"
as the names of the two great branches of
the Columbia River. "Pend d'Orellle" Is
certainly Inconvenient, and to most peo
ple meaningless, while "Snake," al- t
though appropriate so far as the crook
edness of th! stream Is concerned. Is dis
gusting. It seems to me that a great paper
like yours might set the ball rolling so
that the great exposition might give It
an .Impetus which would work a reform
in the matter. I offer this merely as a
suggestion. Possibly you have already
recommended such a course.
3In Falls 400 Feet nnd May Live.
SALT LAKE. Utah.. Feb. 6. Charles
Karlsen. a miner, who was brought to
this city and placed In a hospital today,
had a marvelous escape from death In a
mine at Golcond'a, Nev. Karlsen fell
down a 400-foot shaft, and in his descent
struck several obstructions, to which he
undoubtedly owes his life. He landed on
his feet and with such force that the leg
bones were driven up Into his body. He Is
frightfully Injured, but the doctors' say
tls case Is not hopeless.
Authorised Issue of 'Bonds.
BOISE. Idaho. Feb. 6. The House today
parsed a bill authorizing the issue of
$30,000 of bonds for the Academy of Idaho,
at Pocatello. The bill provides that the
Issue shall be secured by a portion of the
lands selected under the state's grant for
the benefit of the institution. In tho Sen
ate a bill was passed appropriating $3000
for a pack-trail Into Thunder Mountain
through the Canyon of the Salmon River.
"The Best Pill I ever used." Is the fre
quent remark of purchasers of Carter's
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you will say the same.