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t THE MORNING ORBGOriAN, THURSDAY, 'APRIL' 6, I90o.
wag tho guest of railroad friends in tha
vettorrtav. Mr. Harvey was one of
the party of railroad men accompanying
D. B. Martin, the visiting oinciai oi me,
Baltimore & Ohio from Baltimore, who
Is touring the Coast.
VANCOUVER BARRACKS. Wash-
April 5. (Special.) Captain John W.
Barker, Adjutant Third Infantry, is de
Business Houses Shut
Will Railroads Make Any
tailed as a member of the general court-
martial appointed to meet at Fort Will
iam H. Seward, Alaska.
Leave of absence for one month haa
been granted to First Lieutenant Ethel-
bert L. D. BrecKinndge. Tontn miantry.
to take effect about April 2o.
First Lieutenant llllam C. Stone,
Third Infantry, has been relieved as a
member of the genoral court-martial
which is to meet at Fort William H.
OBSERVE DAY .OF PRAYER
MERCHANTS ARE FEARFUL
NEW YORK. April 5. (SpedaU Tho
following people from the Pacific North
west registered In hotels here today:
Enthusiastic Meetings Held in
Amended Rate From. Coast
From Portland Mrs. R. Jacoos, Miss f .
Jacobs, M. Jacobs, Miss R. Jacobs. ML
H. Jacobs, at the Savoy; J. L. Bowman,
at the Imperial.
From Seattle S. Turner, at tha Hotel
Astor; A. P. Sawyer, at the Navarre.
REVIVAL WORK CONTINUES
Crowds Fill Churches of the Nine
Districts at All Services Pro
gramme for Sunday Serv
ices Has Been Arranged
Had Christ come to Portland yesterday
he would have noticed 250 places of busi
ness -with closed doors and a little pla
card within the windows saying: that a
day of prayer was being- observed by the
city's inhabitants. It was an unusual
tight. Business men sometimes close
their stores in observance of certain holi
days, but to close them for the purpose
of giving: employps and employers an op
portunity of attending church has never
been heard of in Portland before-
At 11:30 o'clock yesterday morning the
business houses of both Jew and Gentile,
Catholic and Protestant, Christian and
infidel were closed and remained so until
2 P. M., and at the noon hour there were
gathered within the three largest theaters
of the city thousands of men and women
to listen to the sermons of the evangelists
and the excellent singing of the soloists
traveling with them.
At the Marquam Dr. J. "Wilbur Chap
man was the speakor. He took for his
text a portion of the ninth verse of the
fifth chapter of the book of Revelations
"They sang a new song" and. from that
preached the most Impressive sermon
that he has delivered in this city. The
singing of the "Glory Song," by the audi
ence which fillea every nook and. corner
of the theater was inspiring, and as the
leader, Charles F". Allen, divided the
crowd by asking the gallery to sing and
then the balcony and finally those upon
the lowor floor the effect was wonderful,
eacn vying with the other to send out the
greatest volume of song. Fred Butler,
that peerless baritone soloist, sang with
splendid voice "Just for Today," and
when he had finished there was hardly a
dry eye in the house.
.Speaks on wLife."
At the Grand Rev. Henry Ostrom was
the speaker of the day. His topic was
"Life," and an audience that nearly filled
the theater listened with rapt attention
during his discourse. The singing of
John P. Hillis was excellent, and as the
crowd was dismissed some one started
the "Glory Song," with a spirit of en
thusiasm and the crowd took It up, sing
ing as they left the theater and went
At the Baker every seat was taken ant;
the aisles filled by eager listeners to Rev.
Mr. Biederwolfs sermon. Harry Max
well was the leader of the choir that
filled the stage, and his efforts were suc
cessful In bringing out a great volume
of song. As usual his solo was splendidly
rendered and noticeably effected those
present. The sermon of Rev. Mr. Bled
erwolf was one of the best of the day
and when he asked for a showing of
hands of those that had decided to live
a Christian life, a great many of those
who had listened to the sermon arose to
their feet and Jator signed cards to that
The Taylor-Street Methodist Church
was partially filled by an attentive audi
ence that was present to hear the sermon
of Rev. R. A "Walton and the solo of
O. F. Pugh. Rev. Mr. "Walton's address
was a plain statement of facts concern
ing Christianity and greatly impressed
Many Hear Rev. "Mr. Stough.
Rev. Henry "W. Stough was the speak
er at a gathering of women at Calvary
Baptist Church at 3 o'clock yesterday
afternoon and at the same hour Rev. Dr.
Chapman spoke to a large audience "at
the First Presbyterian Church upon the
"Second Mile." At 2:15 Rev. J. H.
Thompson spoke to the personal workers
upon "How to Deal "With Doubters."
During the evening services were re
sumed in all the churches of the nine
districts, and as a result of the special
efforts of the revivalists and the personal
workers a great number of cards were
Tho usual services will be held today
and this evening in all the districts and
the street meeting of Rev. J. L. McComb
will be continued at the corner of Third
and Alder streets.
Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock a great
men's meeting will be conducted at tho
Armory by Rev. "W. Ef Biederwolf. A
meeting for women only will be held at
the Marquam and will probably be ad
dressed by Rev. Henry Ostrom.
Servjce for Old People.
A special service for old people will bo
held at tho First Presbyterian Church
this afternoon at 3 o'clock. The sermon
will be preached by Rev. Henry Ostrom
and the singing will be conducted by
John P. Hlllls. Conveyances will be pro
vided for tho Infirm and the seats in the
lower part of the house will be reserved
for their use.
TAKES NO PEE TOE HAEKIAGES
Mayor of New York Surprises tho
NEW YORK. April 15. Howard Crosby
warren, a professor in Princeton Univer.
sity, and Catherine Campbell, of Indian
apolis, Ind., were married at tho City
Hall by Mayor McClellan today. An in
cidont occurred in connection with the
marriage which led the Mayor to publicly
proclaim that lie is proscribed by law
from accepting fees for performing a mar.
riage ceremqny. At tho conclusion of the
ceremony the best man handed the Mayor
an envolope containing a fee.
"Don't do that," said the Mayor. "Don't
give it to anybody else, cither."
The best man was plainly disconcerted.
and the Mayor was asked why he would
not accept the fee, or why no one else
could have iu
"Because," ho replied, "! don't want
to sec any one go to state's prison. No
one can take any fee for work dono
Bid on Three Boats.
VANCOUVER BARRACKS, Wash.,
April 5. (Special.) Bids were opened
today for the sale of the steamers Has
cal. Van Bleet and lieutenant Smith,
which are stationed at Alaska. The
lowost bid cannot bo ascertained yet
as bids were oponed at two forts in
Alaska on the same date. The sale was
"authorized because the boats were no
longer needed by the Quartermaster
WHILE LION ROARS
Democratic Leaders Join in
the Chorus, .W
General Klllfeather Gives Vent to
Burst of Oratory Which Is Fol
lowed by Discussion of Some,
Heat by Others.
In- a 10-cent theater in "Washington
street last night an African lion was
roaring at. its tamer, up above in
Hibernian Hall lions of the Multnomah
Democratic Club were roarlngat each
other. Which, roared the louder? Not
For be It known, the Democratic heat
was HKe unto leonine anger m
the jungle. And it was all because
General Killfeather called George H.
Thomas, who seeks the Democratio
nomination for Mayor, a traitor to his
party and shouted that Thomas ought
to be "sledge-hammered" in the primar
ies and "exterminated" and that the
true and only -way to purify the party
and evangelire the city was to cast
out "highwaymen" and "bums" and
In the General's opinion, Dr. Ha
arry Lane was the only man who could
keep the devil's Imps out of tho town,
because ho Was . a man whom Satan
might take him up on a high hill and
show all kinds of real estate, but the
"doctor" wouldn't sell out.
General Exhales Oratory.
The general vented himself in ora
tory so passionate and so full of Robert
Emmet's zeal that Joe Malley ex
claimed: 'Td give $100 if I could say all
But tip rose Oglesby Young, one of
the Sons of Jefferson boomed for Muni
cipal Judge. Mr. Young's tone was
sad. He rebuked tho General. Ha
called the General's oratory tirade. Mr.
Thomas, in his opinion, while not al
ways a good Democrat, hnd a right to
be a candidate for the Democratic nom
ination for Mayor. More Democrats like
him would make a bigger Democratic
party. General Killfeather's speech
was food for the spirit of the new
born Cain in the party. It set tho
brethren against one another. It was
not politic All this from Mr. Young's
lips in spite of his determination to
support Lane against Thomas. And
the club unanimously sided with Mr.
Other Democrats lent their voices to
the din, among them Pat Powers and
"Citizen" H. "W. Parker and Jim Foley
and Jacob Krimble and T. "W. McGovorn
and among the last, young Lawyer Bert
B. Haney, who declared that too many
brethren had given speech to their
thoughts and opened their mouths too
often and emitted words too full of air
and too void of understanding and wasted
too much time.
Powers Rebukes Haney.
Back came gray-headed Pat Powers
with a rebuke to the young man, saying
that a bunch of lawyers had recently
fallen Into a wrangle and tangled them
selves in one another's wool, the folly
whereof exceeded that of the present oc
casion. "When lawyers with all their
brains and wisdom, spake Pat, get into
a fight, how could untutored citizens
Hko those then present be blamed?
Not the roar of Africa nor the sweet
song of "Auld Lang "Syne" in a lodge
next door, nor at last the strains of
"Home, Sweet Homo" could calm tho
valiants. A loud cry went up that the
club was doing nothing to advance tho
Democratic banner, Pat Powers and
General Killfeather making most of the
noise. Mr. Powers wanted it known of
all men that unless the club should get
busy and stop rag-chewing he would save
his carfare by staying at home.
Finally a motion to adjourn made by
A E. Ream nearly an hour before the
end of the debate struggled through and
the artillery ceased firing.
An inventory of things accomplished
snowed that a committee of six had been
appointed to round up unregistered Dem
ocrats and send them to the Courthouse
and that the report of the committee of
three men appointed a week before to
notify Dr. Harry Lane of his indorse
ment by the club had been adopted.
The committee, of six is composed of
Sam "Wolfe, T. W. McGovcrn, E. Ver
steeg, Charles Pctraln, "Citizen" Parker.
T. J. Dugan and C. B. "Williams, the last
named being president of the club. AH
the foregoing gallants were- present at the
meeting; also the following, who have not
hitherto been mentioned In these con
tents: S. C Armltage and M. J. Malley.
Mr. Malley, as chairman of tho commit
tee that carried the club's indorsement to
Dr. Lane related how the committee did
. it and how Dr. Lane "was pleased and
ACOUSTICAL HANDSTAND OK TILE LAKE SHORE
honored. Mr. Malley exhorted all Demo
crats within hearing of his voice to bring
out members of the party to register.
Urged- to Register.
"If you wish a Democrat elected May
or," said Malley, "you must nominate a
winning candidate. The first thing to do
is to register Democratic votors, so that
a winning candidate can be nominated.
But General Klllfeather didn't see the
need of worrying over the primaries, for
he had not heard of any other candidate
than Lane. The General had been in
formed that half the city was going to
hell. In his opinion the only man who
could save that half was Dr. Lane.
Pat Powers sounded the first alarm
against George H. Thomas, who he said
was extremely active and was being aided
by Republicans and who might beat Lane
for the nomination were the Lane people
not on tholr guard. Though Thomas was
an excellent citizen, still Mr. Powers
would regret to see him the Democratic
nominee, and wound up his speech by
giving a boost to Guinean for Councll-man-at-Large.
Of patriarchal mien is Sam "Wolfe, lead
er of an organization of some 600 or 703
voters, mostly of the Jewish faith. Mr.
"Wolfe rose to his feet to say that his flock
did not like .Thomas, though Thomas was
a very nice gentleman. "If you give trs a
good candidate," said Wolfe, "we'll sup
port him, and if not, then I'll go with my
people. And the less you howl," he added
admonlshlngly, "and the more you work,
tho surer you are to come out on top."
Then General Klllfeather came In with
the remarks that set the patriots by tho
ears. Many times the General spoke in
the course of the evening, yea, as many
as eight was he on his feet. After the
troubled waters had been in a measure
calmed by the pacific utterance of Ogles
by Young, T. "W. McGovern, one of tho
young stars of the cluster, suggested the
appolntmontr-of a committee to look up all
candidates who desired to run for nomi
nation. But General Klllfeather led tho
braves back to the old disorder by declar
ing his inalienable right to criticise any
candidate's politics, including that of
George H. Thomas. "I've nothing against
him personally," he explained. "It's pure
No more had this troublesome subject
quieted down than Pat Powers bobbed
up with another. Pat wanted tho club to
indorse the candidacies of Thomas Gui
nean and A. E. Ream and A. F. Flegel
and John Kiernan for Council men-at-Large.
In the midst of the debate the
Eloper Up for Assault.
NORTH YAKIMA, WaslL, April 5.
(Special.) Dr. James Edward Hughes,
of Seattle, who is accused of breaking
up the home of Theophilus Hatch, of
Almlra, eloping with Mrs. Hatch, and
subsequently ruining the 14-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hatch, was
arraigned in tho Superior Court today
and charged with the crime of crim
inal assault. He pleaded not guilty,
and April 25 was set as the date of" his
THE FIREMEN'S OFFERING.
The mortal remains of the late Dr. H. W. Cardwell werp laid at rest in Lono Fir Cemetery yesterday afternoon, after an
Impressive funeral service 'at the family residence. OS North Twenty-third street. Tho funeral sermon was delivered by Rev. E.
I. House, and he was assisted, by Rev. Mr. Elliott.
There were many beautiful floral ofCerinss, the most conspicuous among them belns an emblematic piece 'of white carna
tions and lllle6 ot the valley seat by the members- of the Portland Fire Department. The easel was fully six feet in height, and
upon the pedestal there rested a large facsimile In flowers of the badge worn by the firemen upon their caps. "Worked la
flowers were the letters "P. P. F. D.." upon the four arms of tho cross and In the center were the figures "50," which was tho
number of Dr. Cardwell's badge. He was an honorary member of the department, the appointment being tendered him as a
token of the appreciation In whleh he was held by the members of the department for his services as a physician In times of
emergency. Dr. Cardwell was always one of thp first to arrive at a Arc. and bo remained as long as the flames were un
Quenched that he might be or assistance should cne of the "boys" be injured. He had a bell within his home and was
awakened at all times of the night when an alarm was given.
The funeral cortege was composed of the following honorary and active pallbearera and two members from each of the Are
companies in this city: Aotlve J. W. Newldrk. I. W. Moody". I. X. Dunbar, R. E. Davis. C. C Smith, O. B. Stubb3, John Gill,
and Fa. H. Kllbam. Honorary Dr. George F. "Wilson, Dr. A. J. Geisy, Dr. Sandford "Whiting. Dr. A. C. Panton, Dr. O. S.
Blnswanger. Dr. E. DeWltt Oonnell and Dr. Fred Gullette.
WHICH WILL BE COMMUTED AT AN EARLY; DATE.
FOUND NOT GUILTY
Fruit Pedlers Accused of Rob
bing Are Freed.
ABLE TO TELL GOOD STORY
In Case of Thomas Murphy and
James Grafton, Jury Returns Ver
dict of Not Guilty After De
liberation of Five Minutes.
Thomas Murphy and James Grafton,
fruit peddlers charged with robbing
Philip Spiegel of $12 on February 13 last,
wero tried and acquitted In Judge Fra
zer's court yesterday. The Jury returned
a verdict of not guilty after five minutes'
deliberation. A second charge against
Murphy and Grafton of robbing Moses
Hafter of $10 at the same time was dis
missed on motion of Deputy District At
torney Bert Haney. "
Spiegel testified that he and Hafter
wero in his stable on Grant street at
7:30 o'clock on the evening of February
13 when two men, one wearing a hand
kerchief over the lower part of his face
entered. One was a tall man and the
other short. The latter pointed a pistol
at him and demanded money which he
and Hafter hurriedly delivered. Grafton
is tall, over six feet in height, and Mur
phy is small. Spiegel thought they were
the men who robbed him. He was certain
of it, he said. Further evidence against
Murphy was that at the time of his
arrest he carried a revolver.
Spiegel, who Is also a fruit peddler,
said he was not acquainted with Murphy
and Grafton. He stated that the men
who robbed him were dressed like them.
Murphy bears a good reputation. Ho
owns his home at Sylvan and has a wife
and two children. He has been in the
fruit peddling business for a number of
years In Portland running seven wagons.
He donlcd the crime and explained that
he carried a revolver because In going
home ho traveled at night three miles
along the Canyon road. He also referred
to tho fact of tho murder of Calef over
a year ago, whose son was attacked In
his barn by robbers who shot the father.
Murphy said his barn was next to Calefs
and since the murder he considered it
advisable to go armed. Ho stated that
ho knew Spelgel and had sold him goods.
Several witnesses testified in favor of
Murphy and it came out in the testimony
that at the time of their arrest he and
Grafton were tho only Christians in the
PORTLAND FIREMEN'S TRIBUTE TO DR. H.
fruit peddling trade, all tho rest being
Grafton also told a good story and
accounted for his whereabouts on the
night of the robbery. John F. Logan ap
peared as attorney for the defendants
FILES ANSWER TO CHARGES
Mrs Preston Says Her Husband Is
Not an Old and Feeble Man.
Esther P. Preston, who has sued her
husband, Aaron Preston, for a divorce,
yesterday filed a reply to his answer, In
which she denies his allegations that he
Is a feeble old man and has not Ill-treat
ed her. She says he was sufficiently
strong to knock her front teeth loose
with his fist, and also struck her a blow
In the side from the effects of which she
still suffers. She herself, she avers, Is
oia and crippled, 6o years of age. has
done a large part toward the support of
tho family, and tho purchase of house
hold furniture. Mrs. Preston further al
leges that her husband sulks, and some
times has not spoken to her for days at
a time, and has also threatened her with
personal violence. He has kept his sons
at their home, who did not pay tneir
board and lodging, and she had to slave
and toll, receiving for her reward abuse
and blows. She denies that her children
by a former husband ill-treated her hus
band and says they do not live in tho
same neighborhood, but miles away. Af
ter working1 for ten years for Preston and
his grown children, Mrs. Preston avers
that she is left with an offer of a life
leaso of a house and lot at Montavllla,
wnere she is entitled to live. She says
her husband has money enough to pro
vide for her during the remainder of their
lives, and ought to be required to do so
I. Roy Legault. 18 years old, who was
injured in the Montavllla street-car acci
dent on February 6, 1503, has sued the
Portland Consolidated Railway Company
through his father, Napoleon Legault, for
$250 damages. The company will settle
The First Free Methodist Church of
Grcsham filed articles of Incorporation in
the County Clerk's office yesterday. The
incorporators are: F. L. Rugg and J. J,
Robertson of Grcsham, and O. Andrews,
of Clackamas County.
Old Southern Pacific Board Elected.
LOUISVILLE, April 5. The annual
meeting of the stockholders of the South
em Pacific Railroad was held today at
Bcechmont, Jefferson County. Attorney
Alexander P. Humphrey presided and
1,S4i.uK shares were voted. The old board
of directors was re-elected.
Forest Fire on South Mountains.
GETTYSBURG, Pa., April 5. Forest
fires burning over an area of thousands
of acres have started In the South Moun
tains, the line of fire extending a distance
of three miles. The destruction of val
uable lumber Is great.
W. CARD WELL
TRAFFIC MEN AT CONFERENCE
Result Will Be Announced This Af
ternoon J. C. Stubbs, Traffic Di
rector of Harriman Lines,
Arrives In Portland.
Will the Jobbers of the Northwest
be able to secure concessions from the
transcontinental railroads at the con
ference which had been arranged for
this afternoon at 3 o'clock? For some
reason the optimism of the past has
changed and there is an undercurrent
of doubt which is banishing the smiles
from the faces of the Portland mer
chants as the time for the convention
J. C. Stubbs, the dean of the traffic
men, reached Portland yesterday morn
ing, and will be the spokesman of the
railroad representatives at the meeting.
With the advent of tho Harriman traffic
director seems to come a pall of unbe
lief, though it is said that no state
ment has been made by any one up
to this time as to what the decision of
tne railroads would be.
Traffic Men in Conference.
Yesterday afternoon Mr. Stubbs met
with the other traffic men in the city and
a long conference was the result. In
the evening W. A. Mears, the secretary
of the North Pacific Jobbers and Manu
facturers' Association. Henry Hahn, L. A.
Lewis and other prominent merchants
tendered their respects to Mr. Stubbs
and his associates at the Hotel Portland.
The party retired to the apartments of
the traffic men, where an extended and
Informal discussion of the questions at
issue was held. No person who had been
in attendance could remember what had
been said, or If he did, he would state
that he could not talk until after the
meeting of this afternoon.
Mr. Stubbs himself has nothing to say
other than it pleases him to be once
more in Portland where the sun shines so
bright and the sky is so blue. Of these
and kindred subjects he will talk, but of
rate matters' he has nothing to tell.
It is Mr. Stubbs' opinion, however, that
the railroads are not In the business for
pleasure alone. They must have a cer
tain fair, equitable return for the capital
Invested. Therefore It Is not to be ex
pected that the railroads of the country
will reduce rates for charity's sake alone.
On the other hand, there Is great kind
ness of heart in the big corporations, and
if they sec that changing conditions
have -made it necessary for them to
make changes in their charges, there will
be no hesitancy whatever in making the
charges fit the conditions.
It Is this spirit that Is In the air. The
roads will give what they have to give.
but unless It Is shown that such things
have come there will be few or no changes
made or concessions granica.
' Spirit of Uncertainty Abroad.
This spirit of uncertainty makes the
meeting of this afternoon the more Im
portant. If the railroads fall to grant the
concessions that are being asked for,
there i3 reason to believe that the Job
bers will take some measures to retaliate.
for the very life and prosperity of their
business depends upon an amended rate
for commodities from the Coast inland.
OUT FOR DOMINATION.
Joseph W. Beverldge Would Be
Elected City Treasurer.
Joseph W. Beverldge is the latest to shy
his castor into the municipal political
arena as an aspirant for the nomination
of City Treasurer on the Republican
The declaration was made yesterday,
and from this time until the primaries
Mr. Bcveridgo says he will conduct an
aggressive camualgn and make every hon
orable effort to secure the nomination.
This, he says, is equivalent to an election
and he expresses nb doubt as to the out
This Is the first essay of Mr. Beverldge
for political honors and he says he thinks
that his long and faithful .service to the
party and his business and social career
in Portland eimties mm to recognition,
He has lived in this city for the past 20
years and during all of that time has
been actively engaged In the printing
business, both as a Journeyman and a
manager. For some years he was with
the Lewis & JDryden Printing Company
and later worked on the Evening Tele
gram. At present he Is foreman ana
assistant manager of the Bushong Print
ing Company. He lives In the Eighth
"Ward and Is a son-in-laW of Judge S
PREPARES TO KILL HIMSELF
Dr. Neil.O'Leary Wanted to Insert
. Notice of His Death.
Early yesterday morning Dr. Nell
O'Leary, a prominent local physician
appeared in the business office of The
Oregonlan, and said he wished to pay
for one insertion of a notice of his
death. His remark was at first taken
by tho clerk as a Joke.
"You don't look much like a dead
manA' said the clerk, smilingly.
"I'm going to commit suicide soon,
and by the time your paper appears to
morrow, I will be dead," said Dr.
It seemed plain that the man meant
whaC he said, or at least that he ap
peared greatly distressed and despon-
Jent- He had been drinking heavily. It
is said. The police were notified of tho
case, and Detectives Kerrigan and Snow
were dispatched to take charge of Dr.
Friends of Dr. O'Leary say that he
was merely under the influence of
liquor, and did not mean what he said.
They say they do not believe he con
templated taking his own life.
S. A. Smart, the general baggage agent
of the Great Northern, with headquar
ters at St. Paul, reached the city last
night and will be the guest of friends on
Railroad Row during the day. Mr. Smart
is touring tho West in connection with
the duties of his department of the com
Peter Harvey, of San Francisco, the
general agent of the Baltimore -& Ohio
FINDS BABY ON" HIS PORCH.
G. Frey Hears Noise, Opens Door an$
Picks Up a Foundling.
"Please love mo and give me a home
and God's- blessing will bo upon you. I
am of honest birth."
A small note containing these pitiful
words was attached to the clothing of a
6-months-old baby boy found on the porch
of the residence of G. Frey, 70S East Four
teenth street, last night about 9 o'clock.
The Infant was dressed In neat and eloart
clothing, but looked as though It had Just
passed through a severe Illness or had'
been Improperly fed. Mr. Frey kept the
child over night, but says he cannoC
It was by the merest chance that tho
baby was discovered. As the family was
preparing to retire Mr. Frey heard a,
slight noire In his front yard. One of tha
family said It was probably a dog or a
cat, but he seemed to have an intimation
that something was wrong, and went to
the door. At his feet, on the porch, lay
a little bundle of white. Ho almost
stepped upon the baby. Picking the In
fant up in his arms, he tenderly carries
It to the heat of the fire. It Is very prob
able that the child could not have sur
vived the night had It not been soon dis
Pulls Gun on Assailant.
Fearing that his life wag in danger. II.
Lenhart, proprietor of the Star saloon, in
Upper Alblna," pulled a revolver on Dick
Major, who had assaulted him, Tuesday
night. Major, when he saw the glistening
and formidable 3S-caIlber revolver gazing-?
him in the face, turned and ran. Lenhart,
who was very excited, fired a shot In the
floor ot his saloon, so there would be no
danger of his assailant returning. Major,
who was in company with Lorenz Lin
den, had been drinking. The affair was
not reported to the police until yesterday
Accused of Old Robbery.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 5. In the cus-
tody of a detective, Thomas Ryan An
thony, alias "Babe" Curtain, was brought
back from Tacoma today. He was booked
as a fugitive from Justice and will be held
until the charge of burglary which stands
against him on the prison register can bo
brought to trial. He is accused of rob
bing the safe of a grocery store on March
Will Light Centralia.
CENTRALIA, Wash.. April 5. (Spe-
cial.) The City Council at its meeting;
on Tuesday night elected C. A. Blsbey,
City Electrician. A new contract for
lighting the city was drat-fTKIP. and
bids will be called for to um3n trp
power for the next 15 years TOe-Or-tralla
Electric and Power Company will
probably secure the new contract.
Home and Goods Burn.
VANCOUVER, Wash., April 5. (Spe
cial.) The house oC William Keys
near Brush Prairie, about 12 miles from
this city, burned to the ground yoster
day, togethor with all the household
furniture. The total loss was about
$1000. The Are was caused by a de
Marry Across the River.
VANCOUVER, Wash., April 5. (Spe
cial.) Marriage licenses were today is
sued to John Ross, of Vancouver, and
Miss Eleanor E. Ennis. of Portland,
and to Frank May and Miss Minnie
Zeller, both of Portland.
Mrs. Martha A. Lent.
Mrs. Martha A. Lent, a r-rommnt
pioneer woman of. 1852, of Multnomah
County, died yesterday morning: at her
home at Mount Tabor, aftor a brier Hl
ne. Mrs. Lent was the widow of the
late O. V. Lent, who was Identified with
the growth of the county, and to whom
ahe was married in 1851. She- was bora
near Parkcrsburs, "V. Va., March IP.
1833. "With her husband, she started
across the plains May 31. 1S02. and ar
rived in Multnomah County. Oregon. Oc
tober 31. 1S52. where she lived until her
dath. having been a resident of
Multnomah County for 52 year?. When
a child she united with tins Methodfest
Episcopal Church, and was a member
of Centenary Church at her death. She
was a charter member of Evening Star
Grange, No. 2T. Patrons of Husbandry.
Mrs. Lent lived a life of self-sacrtflee.
and her chief source of happiness was
In relievlnr the sick and diatretseed or
In contributing to the comfort of others.
In pioneer days hr heart asd bawl
were always open, and those in sor
distress wero never turned away from
her home. Lents Postofflce, at Mount
Soott; is named for her husband. Mr.
Lent was the mother of 12 children,
three of whom died in early life. Eight
children survive her George P. Lea.
Mrs. J. C. McCrew, F. L. Lent, Osoar
Lent. Mrs. Roso Glddlngs, Mr?. F. P.
Portland, living near Portland: Mrs.
Columbus 'Whitlock, of Scott's Mills.
Or.; 10 grandchildren and one great
grandchild. She was a eister of Mrs.
Judge William S. Buckley, of Stockton.
CaL The funeral will take place this
afternoon from her late home. Wert
avenue. Mount Tabor, at 2:20 o'clock.
PIONEER PASSES AWAY.