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PORTLAOT, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 3, 1902.
r BUNCH OF HITS WINS
h n i Ms n..ii r..L ws
roruana mne runs uui vie
tory in Third Inning. .
TEAMS PLAY BRILLIANT BALL
Helena Makes Game Finish but
Loses 4-3-Time of Play, 70
Minutes Brealu Local
Another ' hotly . contested . and close
fecored baseball game was pulled off yes
terday afternoon by the Portland and
to head off Hannlvan and at the same
time Flanncry started for second. Vigneux
saw that Hannlvan had returned to tr-lrd.
so ho threw to Anderson to get Flanriery.
Hannlvan tried to take advantage of the
play and score, but Anderson was too
quick for him and got tho hall back to
Vlgneux In time to cut off the runner,
tlsrlit Box in the Sixth.
In the sixth Portland pulled out of a
tight box after Flannery and Shaffer, the
first two men up, had made singles. With
two men on the bases and none tout it
looked as if Helena would certainly score,
but two flies to Van Buren and one to
Weed settled the next three men.
Things became dangerous In the eighth
when singles put Peoples and
Flannery on the bases. Shaffer hit to
Delsel and Flannery was caught, at sec
ond. Anderson threw wide to first to
get Shaffer and Peoples ecorod. Holly
hit past second and Van Buron ran up
to get the ball, but It got away from him
and Shaffer scored. Partridge ended the
inning by striking out, and Helena went
out Into the field with Portland but one
run ahead. The ninth failed to give them
the necessary run to tie, so Sammy
Vigneux carried off the honors, and his
team is again alone in third place, while
the two Jacks, Flannery and Grim, are
GREAT RAGE MARRED
Borajma Injured in Trot With
CUT HIS LEG IN THIRD HEAT
Boston Horse "Was Drajrrn-ana the
Victory ATrardcd to Smither's
Racer Severe Disappointment
Xor the LuTrson Croivd.
HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 2. An acci
dent today marred what was expected to
prove the greatest trotting-event in turf
at Charter -Oak Park August SO. The
Lawson contingent was deeply disap
pointed, and said that Boralma would
have won had .he not been Injured.
In addition to the pacing match there
were three other races on the card. The
summary follows: I ,
Match race, $50,000
Lord Derby, b. g., by Mambrino - - .
Klng-Clarlbelle. 'by- Hamlin's
Monte. Jr. (Geers) 2 111
Boralma,' ch. g.. by BoreaP-
Earalma, by Earl (Marsh) .,..1 2 2or
Time by Quarters First heat, 0:324.
1:WU, 1:26, 28; second heat,' 0:22;. 1:03,
l:37-i. 2.-03Ji: third heat, 0:35, 1:0S& 1XVA,
2:0Si; fourth beat, 3:34.
Exhibition mile by Lord Derby, with
runner Tima by quarters, 0:32, 1:05,
2:09 pace, purse 51000 Joe Pointer won
tho first and third heats in 2:0SH. 2:094.
Sphynx won- the second heat in 2:03.
2:11 pace, purse 51200 Don Derby won
two straight heats in 2:0S, 2:07.
2:14 trotting, purse $1200 The King won
two straight heats in 203, 2:13.
THE BRIGHTON DERBY.
Hyphen, With Odom Up, Proves an.
NEW YORK, Aug. 2. Captain S. S.
ENGLAND IS WARNED
Trinidad Longs for the Stars
PROTEST OF SUGAR PLANTERS
Relief Measures -Proposed by . tho
Colonial -Office Are Totally Inade
quateThe Recent Liberal
, LONDON", Aug. 2. A striking contrast
to Colonial Secretary Chamberlain's op
timistic West Indian speech Thurs-
authority for the statement was tho prin
cipal medical officer to whom the orders
were issued, and he added that tho Brit
ish could- not complain or tno jsoers uo
in what General Buller had done 20 years
The Associated Press is authorised to
glva most emphatic contradiction to tho
report that J-PIerpont Morgan intends to
retire from active business life on Ms re
turn from Europe to the United. States.
The confessed inefficiency of tho postal
telegraph service is revealed in a circular
of instruction to the effect that a con
siderable percentage of the 3000 operators
employed in the central office at London
are inexperienced and Inefficient, and di
rects operators at outside offices to adapt
their rate of working to the capacity of
receivers in the central office. Austen
Chamberlain, Financial Secretary of the
Treasury, endeavored to explain the mat
ter in the House of Commons on tho
theory that "there must always be many
recruits employed, but older telegraphers
deny this, and point out that years of in
struction were required formerly, while
now only three months is exacted before
actual sen-ice Is begun. The inefficiency.
It is asserted, is due wholly to new eco
nomics undertaken in the department.
BUYS GODS BAY LAND
M. J. Kinney Makes First Pay-
ment on 97,000 Acres,
PRICE SAID TO BE $600,000
Deal Is Believed to Bo Favorable to
Success of Great Central Railroad
Project to Make a Town
Out of Danger.
The option which M. J. Kinney took a
few weeks ago on a large block of prop
erty reaching Inland from Coos Bay wa3
FIVE CANDIDATES IN THE RACE FOR QUEEN OF THE - ELKS' CARNIVAL
Miss Louise Mountain
Miss Carrie Burgroyao
The first count of votes for "Queen of the Carnival" was taken yesterday at noon, and
was bjs follows: Miss Mfcybelle loufclass, '722; Miss "Graea "Walton, S3; Miss Csrfle Bur
gojut, 15; Miss Loulso Mountain, 14. Two. more candidates MUs Sadie L. Rldgeway and
Miss Octavla. Downing have entered the race, and , will appear In the next count. "Much in
terest Is toeing taken la the race, for Queen of the) Carnival. and the. rsanagement asdy that
the supporters of the various' candidates' are holding 'back, tn'elr'VoCes and will-spring Jhem
as a surprise at the laBt. Mlsa Msybelle Douglass,hos ayhandaome lead la the flrst'CoanC hut (
after the many friends 'of "tho 'other aspirants realize 'that' tht raoels: on In earnest they.
IKlss Octavla Down las;
trill roll up a vote that will -toe a surprise. Miss Downing la la charge of the guests' tele
otadne booth, at the Portland Hotel,! and Jtmay well be supposed that the; many patrons of
the hotel and also the people connected with the telephone company will support her. It
Miss Moybelle Douglass
Miss Grace Walton.
Miss Mountain is & "Woodlawn bello. and has expressed It as her intention to us the prise,
should she receive It. to complete her med.cal education. She has a largo circle of Influential
friends who wllt-givo her their hearty support. The fact that s!n wishes to maKe,tjU9
they start out with the Intention of electing her they will not give la easy, and she can- practical ue of-the prize will give her the votes of many. Miss Burgdyne Is held lnihlgb.
easily be counted as one of the moat promising candidates. Miss Walton Is a member-cot'. esteem-by hervmanr friends; and-they will not see her lose without making a hard struggle.
number, of 'fraternal orders, and has many friends, who say that they will see thatshe .haa
thcretei' honor. Jitter they e the number of vqiesthat Is going to be Tequlred to;eljrct
tie Queen they will commence In earnest, and Miss "Walton may. surprise her opponent.
Miss Downing and' Miss Rldgeway are somewhat handicapped by. the late start; they, have
made, but they'wlirboth be'w'ell supported by thelr-clrclea of friends, and the next count'
Is expected to show that their late start has not put them' out of the' race.
Helena teams, and this time It was Port
land's turn to carry oft the victory. The
contest yesterday broko the season's
record in this city for the length of time
consumed In deciding which was the bet
ter team. But 70 minutes were, required
to play the game, a remarkably fast rec
ord, considering the number of run's
"With the exception of some poor work
by Zlegler In the first two Innings the
playing by both - teams was brilliant
throughout. Fast fielding was the order
of the day. Both "Werner and Slagle
were In good form and did good box work.
"Werner was touched up for -the most hits
but the nine made oft of his delivery were
kept pretty well scattered and not one
of them was for more than one base. For
once in the history of the -Portland ball
team the lads were able to hit at the right
time: All but one of the hits made by
the locals were made' In the third inning,
when threo singles and two doubles scored
the four runs that won the game.
Xew Umpire Docs Good Worlr.
Chauncey Fisher, the new league um
pire, arrived on the scene and officiated at
yesterday's game. Fisher made a good
Impression at his first appearance and
umpired a good game, He is an ex
1 pitcher with a long reputation, having
been on the slab for nearly all of . the big
As In the contest on the day previous,
the locals started their fielding with a
double. Hannlvan got to first on a hit
and Peeples followed by lining the ball
out to Delsel, who quickly touched sec
ond and sent the ball to "Weed, retiring
:both the baserunners. Following this
came some bad work on the part of Zleg
ler. Flannery hit to him and he threw wild
So first and the Helena manager got to
leecond on that part of the play. Zlegler
'continued to make matters worse when
jhe dropped the ball when returned to him
i by weed, and let iannery get to tiuru.
'"With Shaffer facing the pitcher with his
telephone pole bat It looked as If Helena
could not help but score, but a foul fly to
Muller ended the Inning.
In Portland's half of the first Muller
heat out a ball to first, but he got no
further than secon'd. Zlegler made an
other bad play In the second, which pre
etnted a run to Helena without any other
aid. Sullivan hit out to him and the
third baseman again threw wide to. "Weed:
this time so much so that the ball went
Into the bleachers, and Sullivan scored on
tho ball going out of the grounds.
Portland's Ten-Strike In Third.
It was In the third that Portland made
Its ten-strike. Vigneux, the first man up,
wa3 retired at first. Pitcher "Werner
started the excitement by eendlng the ball
East third base for a single. Harris took
is place at first to do the running for
him. Max .Muller still stuck to his old
place of hitting the ball and sent It along
holding fourth by themselves. Tho score
Muller. 1. f .4
Van Buren, c. f 3
Anderson. 2b 4
Zelgler, 3b 2
Harris, r. f 3
Delsel, s. 8 3
Vlgneux, c 3
"Werner, p 3
Totals-! 29 4
Hannlvan. c, t 4 0
Teeples. 2b 4 1
F.annery. c. f 4 0
Shaffer, lb 4 1
Sullivan, c 4 1
Holly. 3b 4 .0
Partridge, r. f 4 0
'Schmeer, b. o 3 0
Slagle, p 4 0
-H. PO. A.
6 27 15 6
9 ! ,
SCORE BY INNINGS.
1 2 3 4 5
Helena 0 10 0 0
Portland 0 0400000"-H
v SUMMARY. ;
Earned runs Portland. 4.
' Bases on balls-Dff "Werner. 2.
Struck out By "Werner, 2; by Slagle, 3.
Two-base hits Muller. Van Buren.
Sacrifice hits Peeples, Van Buren, Zelg
Stolen bases Weed. Flannery.
Double play Delsel to "Weed.
Left on bases Portland. 3; Helena, 7.
Time of gaine 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Portland, 4; Helena, 3.
Seattle, 3; Tacoma. 2.
Butte, 0; Spokane, 1.
Standing: of the Clubs.
Seattle 40 28
Butte 37 0
Portland S2 34
Helena 31 35
Spokane SI S5
Tacoma S3 33
Oregon City fleets Portland Today.
OREGON CITY, Aug. 2. At Canemah
Park tomorrow afternoon the local nlifo
will 'play the All-Star team of Portland.
Tho visitors are picked men from tho
Monogram, Upchurch and Fidelity, teams,
and expect to beat Oregon City. The ball
grounds at the park were inclosed this
week, and a grandstand erected. The line
up will be as follows;
All-Star. Position. Oregon ICty.
Slavln G. -Martih
Haynes P. '....". Callff
Stutt 1 B Parrott
Stevens 2 B Giles
! T- C 2 T31rln
the line-of first base like a shot out of a ga . "..V.V.V.V.V.3 bV.V.V.V.V.V.'.V. Oliver
cannon, which nettea mm a coupie ot parrott L F I-ee
bags and brought Harris across the plate.
Van Buren also got a two-acker by put
ting the ball along the opposite corner of
the diamond. "Weed's rap to center-field
brought Muiler across the plate. Ander
eon was the last man to get a hit. He
also liked the looks of third base, and
the sphere went singing from his bat Just
over Holly's head. The ever-present
third baseman got his hands on the ball,
but it was too hot to rest in his fingers
and Van Buren and "Weed scored. Zleg
ler struck out and Harris was retired at
first. After that Slagle braced up and
not a "Webroot got a hit and only two got
on tho bags.
Muller. Vigneux and Anderson got in
one of the fastest and neatest plays seen
here this season in the third inning. Han
nlvan had reached tl'Ird when Flannery
knocked the ball through Delsel for a hit.
Mullr sot the ball and threw to the plate
Xntlonal Leagrue Catcher for Tacoma
TACOMA, Aug. 2. President John S.
Baker, of the Tacpma baseball" club, an
nounces that the 'services of Zltnmer, the
old National League catcher .have been
secured for tho Tigers, and that he will
probably reach Tacoma today -and be be
hind the hat In Sunday's Tacoma-Seattle
game. at Seattle.
history. In the third heat of tho $50,000
race between Lord Derby, owned by E.
E. Smlthers, of New York, and Boralma,
of which Thomas "W: Lawson, of Boston,
Is the owner, the latter horse sustained an
Injury which caused him to be drawn,
and the race was given to Lord Derby.
The result was a bitter disappointment,
not only to the owner of the Boston horso,
but to tho general public, which to tho
number of 15.000 congregated at Charter
Oak Park. The injury to Boralma is such
that he will probably be prevented from
racing for some time. In scoring, the
Boston horse gashed the quarter of his
'nigh fore leg badly, and was unable to
start in the fourth eat.
The day was perfect for racing. A light
breeze prevailed, but It was not strong
enough to Interfere with the speed of the
horses. 'The trapk was in splendid. shape,
and everything was favorablo to record
breaking time. Among the celebrities who
occupied boxes were "William C "Whitney
and B. F. Tracy, both ex-Secretaries of
the Navy. I
Lord Derby was a hot favorite in tho
'betting. Just before tho first heat odds
of 2 to 1 were freely offered on him.
"When Boralma won the first heat the odds
wero- even, and at the close of the second
heat, which was won by Lord Derby, they
shifted decidedly in favor of the latter.
The racers came on the track shortly
after 3 o'clock, both being greeted by
prolonged cheering. Geers. driving Lord I
Derby, won the toss for position, and '
chose the pole. After scoring threo j
times, during which Geers showed a dis
position to hold back Lord Derby, Starter
Walker gave the word to go. The Boston !
horse outstepped Lord Derby from the
first. He took possession of the polo at
tho first turn and held it all the way.
Tho horses were about a length apart until
the home stretch was reached. As they
came toward the wire Lord Derby swerved
and broke, and Boralma came under the
wire four lengths ahead in 2:08. Loud
cheering marked the finish of the heat.
Tho horses got off promptly In the sec
ond heat, and Boralma led until the dis
tance pole was passed. Then Lord Derby
drew up and shot by Boralma. The Bos
ton horse followed gamely and rallied,
but the rally was followed by a break,
and ho crossed the wire two lengthsbe
hlnd Lord Derby. In this heat Boralma
showed signs of lameness. Time, 2:09$.
In tho third heat Boralma once more
took the lead at the start, but his advan
tage was shortlived. He broko at tho
first turn and again at the stretch. As
the racers came toward the wire. It was
plainly evident that something serious had
happened to Boralma, for he went to
pieces. Geers pulled Lord Derby in order
not to distance his unlucky rival, and al
lowed Boralma to cqme within a length of
him at the wire. Time, 2:1SV.
As soon as the heat was over the an
nouncer called for a veterinary surgeon.
Dr. Low, of Boston, responded, and found
that Boralma had been so badly Injured
J that he could race no more today. Con
sequently, wun tne consent or tne judges,
he was drawn.
In order to fulfill tho requirements of
tho match. Lord Derby trotted tho next
heat alone, and was then awarded' the
victory. After the last heat had been trot
ted, Lord Derby, accompanied by a run
ner, trotted an exhibition mile in 2:08.
After the accident Boralma .was taken
to his quarters and Dr. Low set to work
on the animal. He said the wound was
the result of the horso over-reaching, and
that the gash cut In the leg was four
inches in length. He was unable, to siy
if tho horse had been permanently in
jured. T. D. Marsh, who drove Boralma.
said he was unable to tell Just when tho
Brown's Hyphen, ridden by Odom. gal
loped homo an easy winner of the $10,000
Brighton Derby at Brighton Beach today.
Major Daingerfleld was always favorite,
closing at even money, with Hyphen sec
ond choice at 6 to 5. Homestead was at
8 to L
Tho start was good. Hyphen broke In
front, the favorite second. Ab they passed
the stand the first time Hyphen was in
the lead by half a length and gqing easy,
with tho Major second. This order was
maintained around the first turn and in'
the back stretch. Homestead was now
beaten, -unable to keep up with the fast
pace. Nearing the fiveeighths pole Odom
let his mount have his head," and In a
twinkling he bounded forVrard and opened
a gap of two lengths op ' the iavorite.
Bounding into the stretch Hyphen was
galloping, while the Major was under whip
and epur, until Shaw, realizing he had
no chance to win. eased up his mount.
Hyphen galloped home , four lengths in
front of Major Daingerfleld, who beat
Homestead nearly a sixteenth of a mile.
Julius Flelschmann's Hurstbourne, the
favorite, won the Brighton Junior stakes
at six furlongs by a head from Blue Rib
bon. The race was worth $10,000. Sum
Five furlongs Sovereign won. Mount
Kls'clo second, Monte Carlo third; time,
Mile and a sixteenth, selling Lucent
won, Khaltl secohd. Justice third; time.
1:19 1-5; Atheola finished third; but was
disqualified for fouling. ,
Tho Brighton Junior stake of $10,000. for
2- year-olds, elx furlongs Hurstbourne, 107,
Redfern, 11 to 20. won; Blue Ribbon. 107,
Odom, 10 to 1 and 4 to L second; "Wood
Lake, 101, E. Burns. 30 to 1, third; time,
1:13. TantaluB Cup, Prediction, Artvis and
Dalesman also ran.
The Brighton Derby stakes of $10,000 for
3- year-olds, mile and a quarter Hyphen,
111, . Odom, 6 to 5. .wotr; Major Dainger
fleld. 125, Shaw, 4 to 5, second; Home
stead, 111..L. Jackson, 8 to L third; time,
2:04 1-5. Only three starters.
Handicap, six furlongs Songster won.
Demurrer second, St. Flnan third; time;
1:13 1-5. . .
Mile and a sixteenth Lord Badge won,
Annie Grace second, Amlnte third; time,
Selling, five furlongs-Blsmarck . won.
Mount Hope second. Squid third; time,
Pitcher Salisbury Released.
Manager Vlgneux yesterday handed
Pitcher Salisbury his release from the
pitching staff of tho Portland team. J accident occurred, but was of the opinion
"While Salisbury Is a good twrler, he has
not oecn pitcoing -wsnniny ckt.ii cicca re
joining the team, and the management
thought it best to dispense- with his ser-rlcfis
that It occurred at the three-quarter pole.
John Roach. Mr. Lawson's representa
tive, said that the injury to Boralma
would undoubtedly prevent the race be
tween the Boston horse and Tho Abbot
LlEThtnlni: Kills Mallcarrler.
GUTHRIE, O. T.," Aug. 2. Charles
Campbell, a rural mallcarrler between
Bllllng3 and Bliss. O. T., was instantly
killed by being struck by lightning when
leturnlng from a daily trip. The acci
dent occurred near Harpersvllle. In the
same neighborhood A. L. Freeman, a har
vester salesman, was. struck by lightning
and rendered unconscious for several
"Wind Storm and Cloudburst.
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn., Aug. 2.
Redwood Falls suffered badly from a
heavy wind storm and cloudburst late last
night.' King Bros.' machinery warehouse
was unroofed, the Courthouse roof was
torn off and the city bell tower blown
down, crashing" through an adjoining
building. Trees were uprooted and win
dows! broken. Water ran in torrents
through the streets. All crops are flat..
Crops Totally Destroyed.
LISBON, N. D., Aug. 2. Lisbon was the
center of a hurricane and destructive hall
I storm last evening. Crops In this section
i are totally destroyed. Barns -and out
' hous&3 were wrecked, and dwelling-houses
I and stores unroofed. Several persons were
! injured. The neighboring towns of Butts
I vilte, Englcvale and Sheldon were also af
jeeted by the stoma.
day Is furnished by , advices from
.Trinidad to tho effect that a depu
tation Is starting from there for Lon
don to make a strong presentation to the
Colonial Office on the "island's financial
condition. Tho party Includes Influential
members of the Legislative Council and
the president of the island's Chamber of
.Commerce, who are charged to point out
nit: luaueijuttcy uiu z.ix,vw iciuuu i
the Immigration tax which it Is proposed
to allot to the island. 'The loss on the
sugar, crop Just gathered is estimated at
150.000, while the planters must continue
to lose at the same rate for an indefinite
periodlor be obliged to throw 50,000 labor
ers on tho hands of the. government. The
deputation was requested to remind the
Colonial Secretary thati if-Trinidad, was
taken under the- American -flag.-llko Porto
Rico, the sugar estates could be run at'
' - - w
There was an interesting ceremony at
Windsor CastW, where tho Duke of art
borough had forwarded a banner to bo
placed over the bust of his famous ' an
cestor, John Churchill, 'the first" Duke of
Marlborough. This ceremony is necessary
each year, and by carrying. It out, the
head of the Churchill family, retains pos
D3E3ion of Blenheim Palace, which was
granted by Parliament to the great mili
Calmer estimates of tho significance of
tho unprecedented Liberal victory in
this week's Parliamentary election in
Leeds Indicates little real' basis for - the,
alleged renewed hopes that the Liberals
are gaining control of the gpvernrnent.
The government has been soundly lectured
and soundly warned "this week, not only by
Its opponents, but also by some of Its
Journalistic supporters: but tho opposi
tion's enthusiastic prophecies about early
getting together of all branches of the op
position were pretty effectually squelched
by Lord Rosebery's dispassionate reitera
tion that he has no Intention of aban
doning the imperialistic platform, and
the equally stubborn contention of the
Radicals that they will not relinquish
home mle as a standard partj Issue.
In politely deploring Lord Rosebery 8
utterances, the. Liberal organ disappoint
edly remarks: ' "We do not think Lord
Rosebery quite realizes the passionate
desire for unity that exists among Lib
erals throughout- the country,- nor the
passionate ' desire to arrive at it with or
without' leadership." .
The paper pcolds the Liberal leaders for
their folly In splitting hairs yat a time
when the government 'Is floundering In
the labyrinths of tho patched-up educa
tion bill, and Is "revealed to the country'
to be -without aim or policy."
At a meeting of the Anglo-American
Telegraph Company, the chairman, Fran
cis A. Bevan, said nothing had occurred
so far as he knew to alter the opinion
of the directors that, although wireless
telegraphy would, carry a, certain class of
telegrams, such as those between ships
or between ships and the shore, thero was
no reason apparent why It would compete
in the class of telegrams sent by cable
companies. During a conversation the
other day with Lord Kelvin, the latter
said to Mr. Bevan:
- "I have given careful consideration to
this subject, and I do not believe the
shareholders of your company need be
alarmed at tho prospect of wireless
: Surgeon-General Hamilton, before ameet
lng of the British Medical Association at
Manchester, yesterday, definitely charged
that General Sir Redvers Buller, during
the Boer War of 1SS1. used Army medical
wagons with tho red cross tnereon for
taking ammunition to the front, and armed
the bearer companies,, using them as
escorts. Tho Surgeon-General declared his
since plenty of efficient employes are
available. It Is considered extraordinary'
that in tho entire telegraph service no
typewriters are used, except for a few In
the foreign departments.
Tho funeral services in memory of J.
Watts, the one-time well-known and suc
cessful Jockey, were held at Newmarket
this afternoon in the presence of a re
markable gathering. The King sent Lord
Marcus Hereford especially to represent
him, and wreaths were sent by the King,
Lord Rosebery. Sir Edgar Vincent and
others. Many notable persons and al
most the entire town of Newmarket
marched in the funeral procession. John
Watts was known as "The Grand Old
Man" of the English turf, although he
was only 41 years of age at the time of his
death. He rode Derby winners four times
In 10 years. In 1S91 he rode 114 winner?.
When he became too stout to ride he be
came a trainer, and served in that ca
pacity for the King.
THE FLAGLER MILLIONS.
Foundlings Establish Kinship to
Millionaire's Demented "Wife.
NEW YORK. Ag. 2. Evidence, hun
dreds of pages of It. has been taken by
J. E. Hedges, referee, who has prepared
his report for the Supreme Court as to
kinship of relatives of Ida Flagler, for
merly wife of Henry M. Flagler, of the
Standard Oil Company. The estate of
Mrs. Flagler, which has been in charge of
committees since she was declared to be
incompetent, amounted to $2,273,000 on Au
gust 4, 1S99. and has increased. The net
income runs from $116,000 to $117,000 a year.
An Important point in the proceeding
was whether Mr. Flagler had. through his
divorce, lost his interest In the estate of
his wife if she should die first. Mr. Flag
ler laid no claim to such an interest,
but the question had not been judicially
determined. The referee will report that
Mr. Flagler has no interest whatever in
A mass of evidence was sifted as to how
the three foundlings, who are nephews of
Mrs. Flagler, came to learn of their rela
tionship. Mrs. Flagler's maiden name
was Shourds. Her sister, Mary Emma
Taylor, died on February' 2S. 1SC4, and
Mary's husband. Edward W. Taylor, gave
the custody of their three sons. William.
Richard and George, to the New York
Foundling Asylum. Ten years later they
were apprenticed to farmers In Iowa. In
1901. William, who had become a harness
maker, became interested In his family
tree, and tho discovery of his relation
ship to Mrs. Flagler followed. Richard,
one of the three foundlings. Is a painter,
while the third Is an engineer on the
Northern Pacific Railroad.
The relatives, as judicially determined,
of Mrs. Flagler, and the proportion each
! will get of her estate If she dies are:
! Charles- E. Shourds. brother, one-quar-!
ter; Stephen E. Shourds. brother, one
I quarter; Mrs." Mattle A. Johnson, sister,
one-quarter, and the other quarter will go
among .the three Taylors.
The referee advises that $4000 a year of
income be paid now to the three Taylors,
so that each will get a third of It. The
two brothers and sister -of the Incompe
tent have previously obtained orders for
$4000 a year each from the surplus Income
of Mrs. Flagler. All charges against the
Income of Mrs. Flagler, Including allow
ances made for her support, leave a sur
plus income of about $60,000 a year.
Horse Show Invites President.
DENVER, A'ug. 2. The Denver Horse
Show Association has sent President
j Roosevelt an Invitation to attend Its an
j nual exhibition, and to act as Judge of the
' rough riding contest which will take place
' on tho opening day, September L
taken up yesterday, and Sir. Kinney made
his first payment. The property includes
87.000 acres of timber land and most of
the platted town of Empire City, including
the big sawmill tnut was -built and op
erated for a time by Elijah Smith. It. Is
owned by the Southern Oregon Company,
of which Prosper Smith, brother of Eli
jah, is the head, his home being In Bos
ton. No official announcement of tho
price "to be paid has been made, but It Is
said to be the round figure of $300,000. It
13 also said that this deal Is favorable to
the success of the Great Central Railroad.
The Great Central Land Company yes
terdny made the first payment on 840 acre3
of land between Empire City and Marsh
field, on which an option was taken last
week. Thl3 tract belongs to the Flanagan
estate and Dr. Merchant. The land conr
pany holds options on 1S60 acres of land
between Empire City and Marshfield.
Thirty-six . men are now surveying and
platting the tract, and as soon as arrange
ments can be mado the town of Bmgcr
will be laid off there and given legal ex
istence. The Bank of Bangor will be or
ganized this week, and the first Issue of
the first paper of the new town will also
appear this week. The company will soon
begin construction of a cut-stone building
to house the bank, a trust company vand
a tltlo company. This structure will bo
a model that it la expected other buildings
in the town will follow.
"Portland Is the first town In Maine and
Bangor is second." said L. D. Kinney,
chief engineer of the Great Central Rail
road and the moving spirit in the allied
enterprises. "We concede, of course, that
Portland Is the first city of Oregon, and
we Intend to make Bangor the second.
The country Is there to warrant It. All
that is needed Is development, and we ex
pect to provide means for its development.
"But the thing that gives me greatest
pleasure is this message," and he submit
ted the following:
Empire City. Or.. Aup. 2, 1002. L. D. Kin
ney, chief engineer, Ainsworth block. Portland,
Or.: in 01 .ountlInn on bar at tow tide, had
average of 34.3 feet. Four soundings, approx
imate 300 feet in distance, showed 27.7 feeu
J. II. DIERS. Chief of Construction.
"That shows a better condition of the
bar than I had expected, and I am now
entirely at rest concerning the marine
feature of our enterprise. Vessels can
meet our railroad there."
W. L. Green has resigned his position
as second assistant engineer of the Great
Central Railroad to accept the presidency
of the Belt Line Railway, now arranged
for at Coos Bay. His position In tho
Great Central has been taken by Mr.
Peltz. H. D. Jerritt. of San Franclso.
has been appointed first assistant engineer
of the Great Central, vipe A. F. Scars,
Sr.. who Is now head of the Informa
tion bureau of the company. F. B. Mc
Donald, of Skagway. Alaska, has been ap
pointed purchasing agent of the Empire
Construction Company, and will take up
his new duties August 15. i
Chen Sails for Sew York.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 2. Ambassador
Porter has cabled the State Department
that Prince Chen, the Chinese envoy to
the coronation, with his suite, sailed to
day from Cherbourg on the St. Paul for
New York. At New York the Prince will
be met by Minister Wu. who will escort
him to Oyster Bay. where he will be dined
by President Roosevelt. A special c?r
furnished by tho State Department whl
bring him to Washington, where he will
be entertained by the Chinese legation.
General Smith Will Go Home.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2. General Jacob
H. Smith, who arrived at San Francisco
yesterday, is not under orders to report
to the AdJutant-deneral. The order here
tofore published directed General Smith
to proceed to his home, the usual order
In case of retired officers.