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PORTLAND, OREGON, J WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 1903.
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Hit HtJiih Resvri of the West
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Portland's Foremost Cit
izen Passes Away.
EX-SENATOR AND PIONEER
His Heart Ceases to Beat and
End Comes Painlessly.
LAST DAY SPENT AT WORK
Ilia Life Waa CrotTilcd With Affairs
of Business, State anil Philan
thropy, and His Efforts Were
Crowned "With Success.
CAREER OP II. W. CORDETXT.
Born st Weatboro. Mass.. February
Arrived at Portland. March 5. 1S3L
United States Senator 18C9-72.
President First National Bank of
Elected President Levis and Clark
Centennial January 21. 10CC
Died March 31. 1903.
Funeral from First Presbyterian
Church Thursday. 2:30 P. M.
Henry Wlnslow Corbett. for over half a
century a foremost citizen of Portland,
Is dead. The end came yesterday morn
ing as the dawn crept over the eastern
hills. While the light of tbe new day
was drawing on the life of one of Ore
gon's greatest pioneers was ebbing away.
So slowly did the waning taper of life
go out that they who grieved at the bed
side could scarcely perceive when It flick
ered last. The angel of death touched
ilr. Corbett gently, and he went as be
had wished to go, easily and painlessly.
The news of M r. Corbett'a death quickly
winged Itself over all the city. BurprUe
and sorrow, followed la the waks ofthg.
"announcement.. Mr tJoroett was one r
the fathers of Portland and one of tbe
Integral forces of the city's' being. That
he was gone was strange to all his fellow
townsmen and bard for them to realize.
Meanwhile many friends called to ex
press tbe public sorrow at the door of
the house where Mr. Corbett long bad
dwelt In life, and where all that was mor
tal lay within the twilight chamber. These
mourners found upon the door of tbe
late home of tbe departed death's symbol,
cot of morbid black, but of white fresh
flowers, as emblems of the goodness and
the honor of the life that was no more.
Public obsequies will be held tomorrow
at the First Presbyterian Church.- Mr.
Corbett was essentially a man of tbe peo
ple, and the people will have full oppor
tunity there to pay their final respects to
his remains. The casket will be ppen to
the view of the public probably from 1
until 2:30 o'clock. Tbe funeral ceremonies
will then begin. Dr: Edgar P. Hill,
pastor of the First Presbyterian Church,
of which Mr. Corbett was a member since
1SS7. will officiate at the ceremonies.
Interment will be in Rtvervlew ceme
tery, where repose other members of Mr.
Corbett's family. Servjces at the grave
will be private.
End Was Unexpected.
The end of Mr. Corbett'a life so soon was
quite unexpected. His health had been
falling for three months past, and that be
wis on a downward slope was evident.
Tbe vital forces were spending themselves
fast. Last Saturday the family saw the
first manifestation of the approaching
end. Tn very sleepy," said the patient,
but complained of no bodily suffering.
The heart which for over "6 years had
supplied the sentinels of the brain with
life's fluid was growing feeble and the sen
tinels were drowsy.
Mr. Corbett's mental faculties, however,
were not dulled. At the sound of his
came he threw off his lethargy and was
as clear-minded as ever in his life. He de
voted some time to the business of the
First National Bank Saturday. Tbe exer
tion plainly wore upon him. however, for
when, he returned home he felt tired. A
nap In the afternoon apparently restored
him. and he ate his usual supper. After
supper he engaged In a game of cards.
Mr. Corbett went to bed earlier than
usual that night. Sunday brought no
apparent change In his condition. Mon
day morning he arose at his usual hour
and had breakfast at 8:30 o'clock. Tbe
members of the household could not dis
cover anything unusual about bis state
of health. About 11 o'clock he rode In
his carriage to the bank, where be stayed
about an hour. He returned home short
ly after noon and said to Mrs. Corbett
that he was very tired. Dr. A. S. Nich
ols was summoned and found the pa
tient's pulse rapid biit very weak. Mr.
Corbett was drowsy on account of the
weak action of bis heart. Dr. Nichols
gave remedies which restored the heart
to Its usual pulsation. The physician
then departed, leaving Mr. Corbett asleep.
, About 4 o'clock In the afternoon Mrs.
Corbett became uneasy about her husband
.and summoned Dr. Nichols again. Mr.
Corbett dissented from recalling the phy-
Lslclan and was told that Dr. Nichols had
come only to renew medicines which he
left before." Dr. Nichols likewise became
uneasy about his patient's weak pulsa
tion. Mr. Corbett's temperature was be
low normal and, he showed all the evi
dences, of weak circulation. Mr. Corbett
went to bed at S P. it, and the physician
decided to remain In the house an night.
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of nourishment. The' nurse, Mrs. Wend
ling, remained by him all night, closely
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patient sat up to drink half a glass of
warm milk and light stimulant. Imme
dlately thereafter he lapsed- into repose
but exhibited no. alarming symptoms.
Two hours later when the nurse 'felt
his pulse it was very feeble. . Not IS min
utes before the heart was.dotcg.lts usual
duty. Efforts to arouse Mr. Corbett were
futile. The nurse at once called Dr.
Nichols. He came but could do nothing
to arrest tbe fading of the vital spark.
Stimulants, Including hypodermic Injec
tions, were applied, but still tbe spark
grew dimmer. Members of -the family
were, summoned, for It was evident 'that
Mr. Corbett was sinking fast toward
death. The watchers 'percelv.ed the
breathings of the dying man grow fainter
and fainter. Tbe heart was stni after Its
faithful work of 76 years, but still the
lungs, as persistent as Mr. Corbett had
been in life, breathed gently .as If refus
ing 'to yield. At last they, too, gave up
and 'at 6:45 o'clock life was pronounced
The end bad come painlessly, as Mr.
Corbett had often, said he wished It to
come. ' He did not regain- consciousness
after 4 o'clock. What his last- words were
is not known. He knew that he was in
the last scene of life, but was probably
not conscious that the curtain was so near
Last Day Spent at Work.
Mr. Corbett spent the last day allotted
to him on earth as be had spent the oth
ersat work. His distinguishing traits
always were energy and persistency.
These forces deserted him only when his
faculties of consciousness failed him. In
the final dissolution.
His physician and his wife often re
monstrated ajralnst hs determined effort
personally to manage his manifold busi
ness Interests. Recently he admitted the
reason of their protests and said he was
getting his affairs Into shape so that he
could devote Iesa personal attention to
them; He bad thought several times of
going away somewhere for a. respite from
his business, either to Long Beach-or to
Callfdrrda, but had as often deferred his
"Tea, I will take things easier here
after," he said frequently.
In the Lewis and Clark Centennial -Exposition
Mr. Corbett expended great en
ergy. But In the past two months be sel
dom attended the meetings of tbe 'direc
tors. Just IS hours before-he died he re
solved to resign from the presidency of
the Exposition. This resolution must have
caused him considerable regret. When he
returned home he fell asleep. In one of
his waking spells he spoke half audibly
the word "resigned." but thpse who heard
the word did hot realize until some time
afterward what he meant.
The added business responsibilities
which' came to Mr. Corbett, In. the opin
ion of his physician, lengthened his life
rather than otherwise.
"I have never seen a man." said Dr.
Nichols yesterday, "equal to Mr. Corbett
In determination and energy. Responsi
bility only stimulated him. Work only
nerved him to greater effort."
About three -weeks ago Mrs. Corbett was
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HENRY WINSLOW CORBETT
Died March 31, 1903
STARTS ON TOUR TODAY
HAXDSOMELT ..EQUIPPED. TRAIN
FOR. THE PRESIDENT.
Six Cars .Will-Carry; Him 'and His
Party Three College Professors
His Gnesta In Succession.
' WASHINGTON". March 3L The special
train, on which the President will leave J
here tomorrow for his Western trip will
be' furnished by .the. Pennsylvania road,
and will be one of the finest J hat ever
ran out of Washington. - It-has been espe
cially decorated and equipped' for the
trip. It will consist cf six cars, manned
by a picked crew with. Conductor William
Johnson, who has. been with, the Presi
dent on. many trips. In charge. Spencer
Murray will be In charge of the Presi
dent's car. which will be the private car
Elyslan. It- has. a- parlor and .observation
i compartment, three state sleeping-rooms.
a dining-room,, two-sleeper sections, a
jqtcnen ana 'Sleeping, sections for ser
vants The other cars of the train will be
the Trax. a compartment 'sleerier: 'the
Sengel, a, section sleeper; the St. James, a,
diner: the Atlantic, a combination buffet
and baggage car, and a regular baggage i
The trip will continue from April 1 tin.
til June 5 nine weeks and three dava. I
j During that time the President will travel
.uuui ii,hw uuiea. ju.ui .ourrougns, me
poet-naturalist, of New York; arrived
here today. He will accompany President
Roosevelt until he arrives at St. Louis,
makings the tour of the Yellowstone Park
with him. From St. Louis Mr. Burroughs
will return to New York.
President Nicholas Butler, of Columbia
University, will Join the party at St.
Louis, and will be the President's -guest
until he arrives In California. When that
state Is reached the President will be
Joined -by Benjamin Ide Wheeler, presi
dent of the University of California, who
will accompany blm through the state.
Display of Larn-e Families.
CHICAGO, March JX A dispatch to the
Tribune from Des Moines says: President
Roosevelt will be greeted by the large
families of Des' Moines and vicinity ween
he visits the city, April .a The' 'Mayor
has suggested that, in view of the Chief
Executive's well-known views on the size'
of American, families, he thought It would
he -appropriate to have the notable In
stances of this city gathered In a promi
nent place on the Capitol grounds, where
he will speak, and the Idea haa been ac
cepted. The largest family will be given
j the seat of honor, and parents and pro-
. geny In all big famines win have an op
! portunlty of shaking hands with the Prrft
Rough Riders Will Give Show.
CHEYENNE, Wyo March H. The plsns
for President Roosevelt's entertainment
here Include rough - riding exhibition,
which will probably equal that .riven at
the annual frontier celebration. A ma
jority of the riders who "compete at the
annual entertainment have signified their
Intention of being' present, among them
. Elkton -Perry, winner of last year's cham
Dismissed for Disobedience.
I WASHINGTON. March H. The Preaj-
Ident today approved the findings of tbe
court-martial dismissing from the service
Photo by Anne.
First Lieutenant Neal A. CamobelL
-Twenty-first fnfantry. who. was tried on a
charge of disobedience of orders. He was
"serving hi the Philippines: and some-errors
were foundjn his accounts as commissary
o nicer. General Weston wrote to him.
"asklng-hlm to correct, the; mistakes, and
he paid no attention to the letters. The
matter .was brought to the attention of
stho Secretary of War, and an order was
issued, directing him to reply to the Com
missary-General, and it was this order
Vofrt to Succeed Willis Baer.
- BOSTON Vnrrh m Aft. t.... A.
voted six months to tbe duty of selecting
a. general secretary to succeed J. Willlas
Mtfi me committee 01 is trustees of the
United Society- of Christian Endeavor,
appointed for the purpose, .has chosen
Von Oir"pn Vnt .f Tin-
' D., u.
vogt, since his graduation from Belolt
wunege in 13111. nas Deen secretary to the
i iroorai 01 mat institution.
CONTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPER.
President Roosevelt betins his tour today.
Flndlnti In the. Bur-lick Inquest. Paje s
Jfew crevasse In Louisiana levee, pare 7.
Furnacemen in Pennsylvania, horned with hot
metal, face. 7. ' .
Five men-kilted by mine, explosion. Pae T.
Jfovement to nominate Cleveland (-rowing.
Toun-r Corbett knocks' out McGorern. Par .
Shamrock III does well on, trial trip. Pare, ft.
Russian Ministers try to thwart the Czar's re-
ronr. . Face 7.
Nw outbreak In Macedonia. Faae 1
King Edward; aiay visit .France. Page. 2.
Seatile rrand Jury Ol es 'final report. Page 4.
Many would unwed in Unn "County. Page 4.
Bad young men arrested 'at Stevenson. Page 4.
'Gateh men won la Uaiion County. - Pace 4.
Governor McB ride's new fair commission.
Masonic Temple dedicated at Grant's Pass.
Seattle ttreet-car strike' ended. Pace 1.
Commerclal nnd Marine.
Argument for better hop prices." Page 15.
Improved undertone to stock trading at New
York.- Page 15.
Wheat .closes weak at Chicago. Pace 15.
Storm at San Francisco depresses fruit market.
North Pacific Lumber Company flies claim
against Fort of Portland. Pace 14.
Tim ball tor Portland Custom-House. Pace
Arrival of China steamer Indrapura. Pace 14.
Xlsternixe will be rec bartered. Pace 14.
"tfarch grain exports from Portland. Pas 14.
Portland and Vicinity.
Death of ex-Senator H. W. Corbett. Page 1.
Ex-Senator Simon, renews Ms attack on Pres
ident Roosevelt. Pace 15-
Pettr Burns is arrested on suspicion of belnc
a firebar. Pas la.
Northern Pacific Express Company raises
waxes of employes. Psc 0.
Master builders refuse to adopt new seal of
Carpenters' Union. Psce 3.
Portland Academy student hold red-hot cht In
bam. Pace 16
Care of feeble-minded discussed at state con.
fereac .of ch titles and correction. Pace
O, B. i K. Co. settles difference with train
snn. Fas 14.
Agreement Is at Last
Reached at Seattle.
GARS ARE RUNNING AGAIN
Union Votes to Accept Offer
ONLY A FEW OBJECT TO THE END
Question of Priority Over New Men
of Commerce -Brlnss Par
SEATTLE. March JL The street-car
strike Is settled.. The strikers decided at
3:30 o'clock this afternoon to go back to
work by practlcalyl a unanimous vote.
About 2S of the 600 men In Eagles' Hall.
where the closing scene was enacted, were
sulky and held out. but they were so
overwhelmingly In the minority that Pres
ident McCoy said at first that the vofo
to go back to work was unanimous. Later
he discovered this little bunch of men
who had not had enough of the strike, 00
he put the other side of the question, to
give them a chance to vote.
The credit for the settlement of the
strike Is due largely to the efforts 0
James B. Melkle, -secretary of the Cham
ber of Commerce.
The settlement was effected by the
company and the strikers agreeing to ar
bitrate the question of seniority between
tbe men wbo were on strike and the men
who look their places. The arbitration
board Is to consist of three Seattle busi
ness men. The company Is to select one
man, the union Is to select one man. and
these two are to select a third. The ar.
bltrators are to be earned within five
days, and their decision Is to be binding
upon both parties.
All cars tire now running.
General Sympathetic Strike In Ta
corns May Be- Lasf Resort.
TACOMA, Wash., March SL More de
sertions from the ranks of the strikers
took place this morning. Among .the men
who returned to the employ of the com
pany was one of the charter members of
the union, making two charter members
now back at work. Company officials
ray that half a dozen additional old men
had returned to work before 10 o'clock.
Men who arrf deserting the union and
returning to work say that State Labor
Commissioner Blackman, in his talk tn the
unlop yesterday afternoon, told the men
of trie situation, and suggested Jhat they
use their own judgment aa to whether to
return to the company. This was ac
cepted by some aa a hint to. go back to
-workvAny returns that ar made are
actions of Individuals. The-unlon as a
body has not only not takjen any action
looking to a return of tbe strikers, but
President Boyle stated most emphatically
today that the strike Is not off. and Is not
In any manner weakening.
There; are' 2S men on the lines who were
brought over from Seattle. Nearly every
one of these Is more than anxious to have
the strikers back In their old places. They
are generally men of family, with their
homes In Seattle. They say they will not
remain In Tacoma a.mlnute If the strikers
desire to come back. Men who have re
entered the service of the company take
places at the "foot of the llstr" at IS cents
President Boyle said today that all returning-
to the employ cf the company
before the strike had been officially de
clared 6ft would forfeit their membership
In tbe union, and would be regarded as
"scabs.'. He also said that If the company
continued In Its present course and de
clined to treat with the strikers In any
Other manner than that of taking them
back to "work practically as "extra men."
the strike would not be declared off. and
as a matter of fact, had only Just begun.
"We may reach a point," said he. "where
we will" have to invite a general sympa
thetic strike to win this fight. In any
event, a: continuation of the company's'
present fcourse wil! only result in lll-feel-ing
on the part of all union labor against
the company, and this feeling will last
for y:ars. It not for all time."
Possibly ope of the1 reasons the men
from Seattle now employed on the Tacoma
lines are anxious to get back la the fact
that Inigotng back they may get In at
tbe "head of the list." and have the best
places the Seattle service.
ARBITRATION IX SAIT FRA" CISCO.
Carmen's Union Committee Accepts
Offer of Company.
SAN- FRANCISCO, March 3L The ex
ecutive committee of tbe Carmen's Union
last night decided to accept the offer of
arbitration made by the United Railroads,
Its National president, W. D. Mahon. and
Patrick Calhoun, a stockholder of the
company, to be the arbitrators. The com
mittee agreed that the question of hours
and rwages was the main Issue, and will
Inslsf that this question be taken up at
onceX and an early decision rendered by
tbe arbitrators. The other demands made
by Ihe union are regarded as of minor
Importance to the question of hours and
wages, and the committee stated that an
understanding could readily be reached on
all .the other demands.
President Cornelius has issued a state
ment In which he explains In detail the
position of the men aa to their demands.
Ha holds that the conditions warrant the
company paying the increase of wages
asked by the union. Mr. Cornelius refutes
tbe statements of the officials of the com
pany that the wages paid here are the
highest of any city In the country.
COLORADO STRIKE E5DS.
Mill Company Airrees to Reinstate
All Cnlon Men.
COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo.. March a.
The strike At Colorado City, which has
been In progress since February 14. and
'Concluded on Second Pace.)