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BATTLE;TO WREST MILLION EROM A BABY '
Principals in celebrated Slingsby substituted baby case. From left to
right Mrs. Charles R. Slingsby, formerly Miss Dorothy Cutler Warner of
Louisville, Ky.; "Baby Teddy" Slingsby, and Lieut. Charles R. Slingsby,
father of "Baby Teddy."
San Francisco, Cali, Nov. 11. A 3-year-old
baby boy is the central fig
ure in a bitter legal contest, alleged
perjured testimony in which, he in
volves the honor of a gentleman, the
good name of a woman and a $1,000,
000 estate in England.
Charles Edward- Eugene Slingsby
"Bahy Teddy"- they call him is the
Lieut. Charles R. Slingsby, for
merly of the British navy, inherited
from his father in England, Rey.
Charles Slingsby, the "Sporting Par
son," the income from an estate 'of
$1,000,000. hccoramg to the tenets I
of the Slingsby family the income of
the estate musttbe handed dawn
the oldest male heir in each genera
tion. Lieut. Charles R.-Slingsby was
the heir. He brought himself into dis
favor with his family by marrying an
American girl, Dorothy Warner.
Since .the death of the "Sporting
Parson," Slingsby's family has been
trying to discredit his son, "Baby
Teddy," claiming that he is a change
ling, substituted for the dead baby
boy of Mrs. Slingsby.
If this claim is established, the in
come from the Slingsby ridhes will
not go to "Baby Teddy," but will re
vert to the next oldest sdn of the
"Is she musical?." "Yes, she has
natural voice, a sharp tongue and a .
flat nose.1'. ..." ...