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VOL. xxxvii. T>T>Tr<V« Aft ril?AT rnQ by CARRIER
MlMlllfll l«5. LIiIXjEj.- *feU ■ V^JIjEN ±O 1>UB; MONTH
BROKERS FORCE
TRACTION HEAD
TO CONFERENCE
Car Company's President
Meets Representative
of the Strikers
DISCUSS DIFFERENCES
Meeting May Be Entering
Wedge to an Eariy Set
tlement of Trouble
fAndoeiatMl rrffd]
PHILADELPHIA, March 14.—Tho
first step taken by the Philadel
phia Rapid Transit company to
ward settling tho dlsputo with Its
. striking employes and, Incidentally,
toward ending the sympathetic strike,
was taken late today when President
Kruger of the company conferred with
W. D. Mahon, president of the street
car men's union.
This conference resulted from out
side Influences, and it is the first time
ofllclals of the company have dealt di
rectly with any national officer of the
: treat oar men ■ union.
The conference was held in tho of
fice of George 11. Kurle, ono of tho
city's representatives on the com
pany's directorate. Mr. ESarle and a
subcommittee of the general commit
tee in charge of the sympathetic strike
alto were present.
The subcommittee constated of W. J.
' Tracy, vice chairman of the commlt-
Vteo of ten: Charles Lips, secretary,
and Frank MeCursker, a general or
ganiser of the textile trades. They
met Mr. (Carle .t the request of Ed
ward L. BtokM, a member of the Phil
adelphia stork exchange, to whom Mr.
Carle stated his willingness to discuss
the situation,
Mahon and Kruger
When these men met it was sug
gested they were not competent to
discuss tho car men's grievances, nnd
W. D. Mahon mi seat for. President
Kroger, whoso office Is In the tame
building, was telephoned for by Mr.
Karle, and Joined the party.
When the conference was ended Mr.
Karle said no plan of settlement was.
discussed even tentatively, but the
difficulty of ii settlement was gone
over. He and Mr. Kruger said the
company wanted to safeguard it« loyal
men and that there seemed to be too
many for the positions that were
vacant.
Mr. Earlo Instated that no immediate
settlement was In sight and that no
change In the situation had been made.
At the conclusion of the discussion
Mahon and the subcommittee returned
to the strike headquarters and re
ported to the committee of ten.
The willingness of the traction offi
cials to open negotiations with the
men was said to havo hoon the result
of a position taken by members t>f the
stock exchange, who, It Is said, have
been supporting the stock of the com
pany. The brokers are reported • to
have stated if the Strike were not
ended before next Wednesday no fur
ther support would be given the stock.
Few Breaks in Ranks
There were few breaks in the ranks
of the general strikers today and more
industries continued to be tied up than
was expected by the employers and the
general public.
There was general disappointment
especially among the big textile in
terests at the refusal of the idle men
and women to return to the mills to
day. Practically all the hosiery mills
that opened up today were running
short handed.
The strikers reported accessions to
their ranks, principally among drivers
and bakers.
Bank! and other financial institu
tions declare the action of the Central
Labor union In calling upon all work-
Ing people to withdraw their deposits
from financial institutions so as to de
price capital of one of its weapons
had no effect upon them today.
About 200 men out of the 3000 on
strike at the Baldwin locomotive works
returned to work today. The Baldwin
strikers held a meeting this morning
at Labor Lyceum hall and formed a
union With temporary officers. A per
manent organization will be effected
later.
The union leaders Ray a delegation of
the men called upon Superintendent
Vauclaln of the Baldwin plant today
and asked permission to unionize the
works. The union leaders stated that
if this permission were granted all the
strikers would return to work. The
superintendent has not given his an
swer.
The calling out by the Central Labor
' union of all union men employed In the
supplying of milk, broad and other
necessities of life had no serious effect.
Union men declare that the action of
the Central Labor union yesterday did
not become generally known until to
day and that all union men engaged In
the handling of food products will obey
Vii strike order eventually. Largo milk
dealers and others, however, assert tho
strike will not seriously affect the food
supply of the city, as men employed in
these lines of trade are not strongly
organized.
iPITTSBURG CARMEN MAY
START SYMPATHETIC STRIKE
PITTSIU'KG, March 14.—"Are you
In sympathy with the Philadelphia
brethren to tho extent that if called
upon you would act in their support?"
To this ballot, the exact significance
of which Is known only to the men
themselves, nearly 3000 union motor
men and conductors of the Pittsburgr
itraet cam put an affirmative answer
tonight.
It had been generally understood
that a itrlka in Pittsburg In sympathy
with the Phliadolphlans would bo voted
on tonight, but no ballot other than
the Indefinite question quoted above
was submitted.
From the attitude of the men it is
believed tho vote they took meant
more than financial or moral support.
If it includes a strike this decision of
the men, it is said, would be held as a
trump card for the State Federation
of I>abor to play if the Philadelphia
situation does not clear.
It has been expected by the men
that they would be called upon to vote
upon grievance* of their own, but
nothing of a local strike was men
tioned by the speakers or the officers
of the union. The official count of the
ballot will not be completed until to
morrow.
LOS ANGELES HERALD
INDEX OF
HERALD'S NEWS
TODAY
FORECAST
For Los Angeles and vicinrty:
Cloudy, probably showers, Tuesday;
light southwest wind. Maximum tern.
perature yesterday 66 degrees, mini,
mum 49 degrees.
LOS ANGELES
s<irMylf,i cli-i ftymnri nrrestM on atlarffß.
"f petty larceny. P \i;k I
Milp lubtidy ;>lun urrad to nlrt Ryan Fruit
company, which nrlitlM to makn thla
bom* port. PAGB I
Hypnotic Influence flyum in divoroc lull
brought by M-«. Myrtlo 8. Nevalt. PAGE a
Private detectives chanted with hounding
complainant In embezzlement hearing.
PA 015 9
Special ■■illn.l Hand" excursion train leaves
for Arizona today. PAOE 9
Victim of bite of dog la given Pasteur.
treatment. PACIE 0
Father arrayed against non in Ruberna
torlal tlnht; Orovo 1.. Johnson, "machine"
man, being opposed to principles cham
pioned by his yon, 1 Drain VV. Johnson.
PAOE 9
Mr«. 8. A. Robert! gets writ of habeas
corpus after accusing Rev. I;. .7. Har
per and wife of •plrltng her children
away In an automobile. PAGBI 1
0. W. Outran, n<t'nt. buys property
Disced In his hands for sale nnd court
soldi he Is entitled 'to commission.
PAGE r»
Andrew Cnrneßle will arrive In L,oa An
kcloh this morning and proceed to
Pasadena. ..-.-■ PAGE 6
Slight rainfall of great benefit to the
farmers and growers In this vicinity.
PAGE 1«
Requirements of new park superin
tendent call for Ideal man. PAGE 0
C. T. Herbert appointed secretary of
park commission. PAGE 5
Watts voters nrt-.il to Join forces of the
Good Government workers. PAGE II
Mystery surrounds Date of aprd man
found fatally Injured In Bait i<ah«
yard*; self Identified assailant re
leased,,- PAOE ii
Tilly Keenen score* great triumph at
Simpson auditorium. PAGE 7
KdltorlaJ, Tetter Box, Haskln's letter. PAOE 4
Marriage licenses. Mrlhs, deaths. I'AfiH 11
Society, clubs, music. PAH i: 7
City brevities. PAGE 5
News of the courts. PAGE .1
Municipal affairs. PAGE 5
Markets and financial. PAGE 12
Citrus fruit report. PAGE II
Building permits. PAGE 11
News of the waterway*. PAQE 14
Bports. PAOE 10
Automobiles. PA til 1) 11
Theaters and dramatic criticism. PAGE 7
SOUTH CALIFORNIA
Drunken wife given as cause for one
man kill. another at San Pedro.
PAGK II
Weber elected to head Annandaln
Country club. PAGE 13
Cupid in control of desert romance;
bride braves sandy wastes to secure
marriage license. PAOB 13
San Bernardino bronco 'busters to as
sist In great round up of mustangs In
Nevada. PAG IS 13
Auto at (lean Park struck by trolley
car, but no one injured. PAGE 10
COAST
Police hunt man at Fresno whose checks
are said to be worthless. PAGE 3
Judge at San Francisco will appoint an
other to hrar bond cajio, as he himself Is
taxpayer. PAGE 8
Ban Franc police fall to find clew to
stolen Millet painting. PAGE 8
Hiram Johnson and A. J. Wallace ad
dress San Diego meeting and start on
campaign tour of state. PAGE 1 1
Supreme court rules that Southern Pa
cific must remove Its tracks In Al
hambra street, Ims Angeles. PAGES 6
Idaho man kills wife and two daugh
• ter* sets fire to home and cuts his
own throat. PAGE 11
C. K. Hamilton falls Into muddy field
while flying his Curtis* biplane at
Seattle. PAGE 11
EASTERN
Unidentified woman sllnn oft Ice cake Into
Detroit - river and drowns after terrible
struggle; may have been wife of Albert
Paluccl. PAGE 3
Boy Ilium to protest against law restrain
ing wireless amateurs. PAGE 3
Jamestown,- H. V., fire causes loss of $800.
--0«f. death of one man and serious Injury
of three others. PAGE 3
Attorneys for Dr. B. C Hyde will try to
compel experts who mode poison teaLs In
the Swope case to make depositions In
Chicago. PAGE 3
Standard Oil's fight for life begins In
United States supreme court, attracting
prominent men from every section of the
nation. PAOE 1
Representative Englebrlght gathers data
to support claims of Peary and will com
pel committee to act definitely regarding
an award. PAOB 3
Situation In Manchuria gives Washington
officials much concern. PAGE 3
Annual report shows precautionary meas
ures of department of agriculture have
greatly lessened damage by forest fires.
PAGE 8
Packers forced to produce books before
grand Jury by court decision. PAGE 6
Strike of 20,000 firemen on western rail
roads ordered at midnight; time men will
quit work will be decided today. PAOE 1
Senator Root's attempt to settle Republican
factional row In New York state Is ad
mitted to have completely failed. PAGE 2
Banker Walsh Is 111 In prison at Fort
Leavenworth. PAGE I
Brokers who have been supporting the
shares of the Philadelphia Traction com
pany force conference between president
of company and head of carmen's union.
PAGE l
Witnesses In Maybray case admit they
were bunkoed while expecting to
bunko others on fake contests, PAGE 6
Minors will meet In bis convention
without wage plans. PAOB 2
Young P. C. Knox, jr., makes good first
day as automobile salesman. PAGE} *
Cunningham Is forced to make second
admission of false statement. PAGE 11
American experts point out benefits de
rived by Canada under new tariff. .
PAGE 11
Episcopalian bishop of Alaska declares
laws governing resources of north are
, unjust. PAGE 11
Representative Humphrey declares In
New York speech that President Tuft
favors a ship subsidy. PAOE 2
FOREIGN
Thousands at Khartoum vollny cheers at
Roowevelt as he lands; later ho greets
wife and daughter Ethel, when they ar
rive at Htntion. P.\c;iO 1
Premier Amtulth announces that budget
will be disposed of before commons rise
for recess. PAGE 6
SPORTING
Lanpfonl and Flynn cut out all- hard
wnrW In training for long ncrap next
Thursday &ft«roooa. PAGE 10
Matty Baldwin and Fighting Diclc lly-*
land tisltt tt'n uninteresting rounds to
draw In Kansas City. PAGE 10
Froano gives White Sox old time drub
bing. PAGE 10
TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH 15, I!>H>.
MILBURN OPENS
FIGHT TO SAVE
STANDARD OIL
Congress Deserted While
Attorney Argues for
the Company
SAYS TRUST LOSING
Denies Corporation Is Re
straining Trade in
Any Particular
[Associated Prena]
WASHINGTON, March 14.—Final
fight for the dissolution of
Standard oil began today before
the supreme court of the Unitod States
when John O. Mllburn of New York
■poke for three hours in Its defense.
He will conclude tomorrow. Frank B.
Kollokk for the government will reply
tomorrow.
The hearing of the suit against the
Standard ■ Oil attracted lawyers and
spectators from all sections of the
country. Members of both houses of
congress forsook their chambers to
listen to the review of the decree of
the circuit' court of the United States
for the eastern district of Missouri dis
solving the Standard OH company of
New Jersey as a conspiracy In restraint
of trade and as a monopoly in violation
of the Sherman law.
Review* Growth of Trust
The greater part of .Mr. Milburn's
address to the court consisted of a. re
view of the growth of the Standard Oil
company. He attempted to lay tue.
foundation for the claim that the cor
porations entering Into the reorganiza
tion of the Standard Oil company of
New Jersey In 1899 were non-competi
tive because for many years they had
been under so-called common owner
ship.
He told of the tremendous size of the
business and explained how It had
grown. lie said the largo factors in
this growth were the building of pipe
lines, which "anybody had a right to
build"; the building of refineries, and
the extension of marketing facilities
throughout this country and the world.
"We compete abroad wtlh great cor
porations," he said, "that are protected
and shielded by their governments and
compelled to combine so that they
may be powerful. We have been able
to meet them because of our strength.
Toward the close of the day he dis
cussed the Sherman anti-trust act. lie
said inasmuch as the circuit court naft
held that the mere method of organ
ization was a conspiracy to monopolize,
and had not considered the alleged mo
nopolistic conduct, he felt an embar
rassment about discussing whether the
companies violated the law.
"You discuss them in your brief, an
you not?" queried one of the Justices.
Discusses Sherman Act
"Oh, yes," was the response.
After a discussion of the general
meaning of monopoly, the attorney re
verted to the alleged monopolistic con
duct of the Standard Oil.
Mr. MUburn said he did not believe
that the corporation was in restraint
of trade, In view of the "common
ownership."
Says It Is Losing Business
It had never restrained the liberties
or capital of any one who has entered
into it. nor any one who was its com
petitor, he asserted. .Instead of being
a monopoly, it was urged by Mr. Mil
burn that the amount of business
Standard Oil was doing was decreas
'"justiee Harlan asked Mr. Milburn if
he would call an organization of men
to buy all the coal lands in Pennsyl
vania a conspiracy in restraint of
trade and a monopoly. ._ .
"The question you put is one difficult
of solution," responded the counsel.
He explained to the court that he was
really getting "out of his line of busi
ness" in discussing monopolies.
"I think you are in your line, said
J\Vell, the Sherman law is very in
"Well the Sherman law is very in
teresting," observed Mr. Milburn.
"Napoleon complained that the laws
did not lend themselves to the imag
ination, but he had. never read trio
Sherman anti-trust act."
Denies Discriminations
Finally, Mr. Milburn took up the
charges of monopolistic conduct as al
leged to have been shown by trans
portation discrimination. He declared
the idea that railroads throughout the
country would discriminate in favor of
a business that afforded only one-half
of 1 per cent of the total traffic was
preposterous. He said the govern
ment claims of tremendous discrim
inations In favor of the Standard Oil
refining points and against the inde
pendent refining points were unwar
ra "No 'independent refiner since 1R87,"
he added, "when the interstate com
merce act was passed, has complained
to the Interstate commerce commission
of discriminations." >;,•'
"Competition does not breed the
virtues." be said. "It is the lower na
ture that comes uppermost, under such
conditions, you know. But are we to
be held responsible for all of the acts
of our employes?"- , ■_• ■ -\V ."'
"Out of 37.000 towns in which the
Standard Oil is located, he said, the
record showed complaints of unfair
competition from thirty-seven.
Accuses Former Employe
As an example. of those who had
complained of competition he men
tioned one ex-employe who had ex
plained he quit the Standard Oil be
cause of Its bad influence on business.
This man, he declared, took with him
files of the Standard Oil when he quit
its service, and these files were used
by the government in the preparation
of the case.
As to the charge that Standard Oil
men corrupted railroad officials to ob
tain'information as to its competitors'
business, he asserted that the em
ployes found acting thus would be dis
charged. Experience had taught the
Standard Oil, he said, that It had to
be more virtuous than most corpora
tions. ■■
When the court adjourned for the
day Mr. Milburn was declaring that
no complaints by independents had
ever been made of the Standard con
trol of its trunk pipe lines. V He told
(Continued on l'atie Two)
FORMER PRESIDENT, WIFE AND DAUGHTER; PALACE
WHERE THE ROOSEVELTS WILL BE ENTERTAINED
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Left, Miss Ethel Roosevelt; top right, Col. Roosevelt; lower right, Mrs.
Theodore Roosevelt.
STRIKE OF 25,000
FIREMEN CALLED
TIME FOR QUITTING TO BE
ANNOUNCED TODAY
Railroad Managers, Before Drastic Ac.
tion Was Taken, Declared All
Differences Would Be
Settled
<lll( AGO, March 14. —At BtMslcM
tonight W. S. Carter, president of the
Brotherhood i>f Locomotive llremen and
I.hi:in.'m.-ii. said a Ktrike of 25,000 lire
men, on practically all the «i'»trrii rall
rnuil-, had been called.
Carter siil.l the decision to strike lia<l
been reached at a meeting of forty
three member* of the Western Federated
Board of the Brotherhood, each member
representing a western railniiul.
The eiuct hour at which the men are
to walk out, he »aid, would l>e decided
upon tomorrow and every member of the
union between QhlcSgO and the I'uclnc
coat.t would be informed by telegraph
when to rjult work.
CHICAGO, March 14. —The railroads
issued a statement tonight declaring
that to prevent a strike they would, if
necessary, appeal to the authorities at
Washington.
The controversy which has been un
der discussion for more than six weeks
involves forty-seven railroads, operat
ing west, northwest and southwest of
Chicago, and embraces about 150,000
miles of track.
It has been stated by both sides that
if a strike were called it would tie up
practically every freight and passenger
train between Chicago and the I'acific
coast.
"The strike has been called —that
much is certain," said Mr. Carter, "it
means that not only 26,000 Bremen,
members of our union, will go out, but.
perhaps many more employes will be
thrown out in consequence.
•'We notified the railroads that the
men had voted to strike ami that we
were prepared to call a strike unless
we were granted arbitration of all
questions in dispute. The railroads re
fused to arbitrate anything but the
wage question.
"At midnight toniffht we decided it
was useless to parley further with the
railroad managers. We adopted a reso
lution calling a strike.
Order to Issue Today
"Owing to the lateness of the hour
and in order that the mm would not
go out in confusion and not knowing
the true state of affairs, we agreed to
wait until tomorrow before telegraph
ing the order."
"Will the men quit work tomorrow?
Mr. Carter was asked.
"The men will quit work within
twenty-four hours after the order is
issued," he replied.
Chairman Nixon issued the follow
ing statement:
"The railroads have not received the
answer of the firemen's committee.
Consequently wo hesitate to make
comment. But it does not seem reas
onable a strike will be ordered in the
face of offered arbitration. The rail
roads offered to arbitrate the wage
question January 27, and this offer still
holds good.
"In ease the firemen's reply li to the
effect that a strike will be called the
railroads will invoke the aid of the
Erdman act, through the chairman of
(Continued on I'ugu Tnu>
JOHNSON WANTS
PEOPLE TO RULE
LEAGUE CANDIDATES SPEAK
AT SAN DIEGO
Gubernatorial Aspirant Declares Him.
self as Opposed to S. P. Machine.
Will Tour State with A. J.
Wallace in Auto
[Special to The Herald.]
HAN DIEGO, March 14.—Hiram
Johnson, Lincoln-Roosevelt league can
didate for governor, and A. J. Wallace
of Los Angeles, candidate for lieu
tenant governor on the same ticket,
opened their campaign in this city to
night at the Garrick theater.
The meeting v. as presided over by
President W. P. I'olhemus, of the local
Lincoln-Koosevelt club, and the speak
ers of the evening wen; Hanked by a
majority of the officials of the city
government, past and present. In ad
dition to the state candidates Mayor
Grant Conrad and Judge W. A. Sloane,
prospective candidate tor state senator
from this district, addressed the meet-
Ing.
In his address Mr. Johnson declared
himself as unalterably opposed to the
Southern Pacific machine, the push
button form of government, all monop
olistic corporate interests and declared
himself as forever favorable to a gov
ernment of the people, for the people
and by the people. Though Mayor
Conrad demanded of the candidate that
he support the San Diego 1915 expo
sition project, the ceding- of tide lands
in San Diego harbor to the city for
development and his support in secur
ing a state appropriation for the San
DlegO exposition, the candidate mere
ly touched on these points, without
committing himself to any course of
action.
A. J. Wallace, in a lengthy address,
told of his achievements as chairman
of the finance committee of the Los
Angeles city council, called attention
to the necessity for tho elimination of
graft from civic, county and state
politics and promised the citizens of
the city and county a perfect business
administration in the event of his elec
tion.
The candidates leave this city tomor
row by automobile for a tour of tho
smaller cities north and the announce
ment was made this evening that their
campaign will ba carried to all of tho
Lack country localities of the statu
from the Mexican line to the northern
boundary. Mr. Johnson, after speak
ing twice at El Cajon and La Mesa,
showed the effects of the si rain, his
voioe being very hoarse at the close
of his speech at the theater.
TEDDY ROOSEVELT, JR., TO
BE MARRIED IN JUNE
Date for Wedding Set at Request of
Father, Who Will
Attend
NEW YORK, March 14.—1t became
known today that the date for tl%e
wedding of Theodore Roosevelt, jr.,
and Miss Eleanor 13. Alexander has
been fixed for Juno 16.
That date, it was said, had been ap
pointed by Col. Hoosevelt, who will
arrive in New York in time to attend
the ceremony.
OT'Vr^T "17 Pm>TlrC' DAILY, if, SUNDAY, r.o
OliMjl-LjJil V^JL JliiO . ON TRAINS, S CKNTS
INVOKES LAW TO
FIND CHILDREN
Mrs. S. A. Roberts Accuses Rev. E. J.
Harper of Spiriting Boy and
Girl Away in Auto to
Prevent Reunion
After months of toll and anxious
wailing, and with the objects of her
many sacrifices almost within clasp
of her mother arms, Mrs. Susie A.
Roberts, who came to Los Angela!
from Nashville, Term., in search of
her two children, met with keenest dis
appointment yesterday when she visit
id the residence of Rev. and Mrs. E.
J. Harper at 322 Wilton place Her
two children, for whom she had lought
so eagerly and with such self-denial,
had been tal;en from the .larper home,
and are now at some place Inaccessible
to the distracted mother.
As related exclusively in The Her
ald, Mrs. Robertson, the sister-in-law of
Mrs. K. J. Harper, tain.- to Loi An
geles to obtain her little boy and girl,
who have been living at the Harper
home tor many months. Yesterday
Mrs. Roberts, prior to tiling court pro
ceedings regarding their custody, paid
a.visit to the Harpe residence, Intent
on talking the affair over With the
children and their present guardians.
Taken Away In Automobile
The children were not there, nor
could Rev. Jir. Harper or his wife be
(een. The maid who answered the
summons at the door said her employ
ers had left with the children Sunday
afternoon, and she was unable to state
when they would return. The only
further information tendered was that
the children and their custodians bad
left in an automobile, in which bag
gage had been placed, possibly denot
ing a stay of some time.
Her heart wrung with disappoint
ment, Mrs. Robert* scoured the neigh
borhood in search of information that
would send her to her little ones. The
neighbors knew nothing, simply re
peating the maid's assertions that the
family and children had left in an au
tomobile, perhaps for a nearby beach
or mountain resort.
Gets Writ of Habeas Corpus
The distracted parent retimed to the
City and vis.ted her attorneys. A writ
of habeas corpus was secured yester
day in Judge Hutton's court, return
able Friday. In the meantime a search
Is being made in order to serve the
papers, but the grief-stricken mother
has no means of knowing when this
can be done.
"All I can do is to wait," she de
clared. "My children, who have grown
to be big babies, must be gradually
forgetting their mother, and calling the
Harpers 'mamma' and 'papa.' My attor
neys say that even if Mr. Roberts was
given the custody of the children in
Tennessee, he had no right to gtva
them away to his relatives, regard
less of my wishes. Of course Mrs.
Harper has grown to love my babies,
but I am their mother and love them
all the more. I will work day and
night to get them back."
*£, CENTS J
ROOSEVELT SAYS
"I'M ABLE TO HIT
THE LINE HARD"
Hunter Lands at Khartoum
as Cheers Volley at
Him from Throng
MEETS WIFE AT TRAIN
Returns from Long Trail
, in Perfect Health—ls
Guest in Palace
[Associated Press]
KHARTOUM, .March 14.— Looking
the picture "I" health, with
physical Btneaa showing in every
line, Theodore Roosevelt come back
today from the long trail on which ho
had spent nearly a year.
Thousands gathered here to see him,
descried from afar the familiar form
and the more familiar smile—made so
to those who had never before set
eyes on him —by the countless pictures
recently published,
bater there was a joyous reunion of
Colonel and Mrs. Roosevelt and their
children, Kerinit and Miss Ethel, In the
North station of Khartoum, where
.Mrs. Roosevelt and her daughter ar
rived about 5:3U In the evening.
Launch Meets Steamer
A launch carrying the representa
tive* of the governor general of Anglo-
EJgyptlan Soudan and MaJ, Gen. Sir
I'r, la Reginald Wingate, sirdar of
the Egyptian army, met the steamer
Dal up the river. On the small Dal
Colonel Roosevelt and the members of
his party had voyaged for more lhaa
13D0 miles from Qondokoro, In Uganda,
where they embarked February 28.
It was a. Wearisome trip, for them
was little to be seen, and the latter
part of the voyage was exceedingly un
interesting, the river being sometimes
a mile and a half wide, with mud flats
on either side, where crocodiles abound,
and toward the end Colonel Roosevelt
displayed considerable anxiety to bo
ashore.
The White Nile was more placid to
day than yesterday, when a heavy
northwest gale stirred up the water
and threatened delay to the anxiously
awaited steamer.
Officers Taken Aboard
The Sirdar's staff officers were tak"in
aboard, and when the steamer, with
the American, British and Egyptian
liar's Dying, arrived at Qordon's Tree
they were seen surrounding the former
president on tne bridge. Colonel
Roosevelt was attired In khaki and
wore a white helmet.
Shortly nfter 4 O'clock this afternoon
the steamer came up slowly to the
Palace dock, amid a continuous vol
leying of cheers. Colonel Roosevelt
was warmly greeted by MaJ. Oen, Sir
Rudolph X.iron Slatin Pasha, Inspector
general, and by Major P. K. Prypßs,
the sirdar's private seen tary. lie and
the other members of the party wen
Conducted to the palace grounds,
where the heads of various govern
mental departments were Introduced
and tea was served. The sirdars pal
ace Is situated In the center of six
acres of beautiful gardens. It standa
on the site of Uordon's palace, on the
steps of which Uordon was done to
death.
Meets Wife and Daughters
After ten the colonel and his son
ctossed the river to the Khartoum
north station, where Mrs. Roosevelt
and Hiss Kthel arrived shortly after
ward on an express.
By arrangements made In advance
the meeting was In private, and tha
reunited family remained within the
palace car for some time, coming forth,
laughing and happy. They returned
together to the sirdar's palace.
Mr. Roosevelt spoke enthusiastically
about his hunting trip, but he ac
knowledged that he was a trifle home
nick and was not sorry to return to
civilization.
For several hours while the Pal was
tied up opposite Gordon's Tree, within
sight of Khartoum, Col. Roosevelt an
swered hundreds of cablegrams and
letters that had accumulated here.
Strong and Full of Energy
All observers remarked his tltness
and energy, and among them ueirt
those who had noted in CoL Roosevelt
when he left New York a year afro,
the effects of the strain of a long and
strenuous term In office. From thesa
effects he has now completely recov
ered, and although the hardships of
the wilds of Africa have not reduced
his flesh to any appreciable degree he.
looks, to use his own words, able to
"hit the line hard."
Although the ex-president has re
fused to grant an interview or give
out a statement on public question!
until he is in possession of the fullest
information on all points, he realizes,
he says, that he has before him a s. rlea
Of harder working days than jungle
hunting.
The party secured an enormous baer
of game in the Sudd district, where
Mr. Roosevelt said they had not he. v
troubled at all by mosquitoes, which
usually are an almost unbearable pest.
The bag included nine white rhinn
ceri, which are exceptionally rare, and
three giant elands.
The elands were such magnificent
specimens that the 1 colonel expressed
greater pleasure at securing them than
any other trophies.
Col. Roosevelt was much interested
In the Uganda missions, and spoke in
high terms of the Lado Enclave, which
he visited.
A trip to the Soudan mines, planned
for today, was postponed.
VETERAN WILL REGISTER
ON HIS lOOTH BIRTHDAY
BAKERSKIELD, March 14.—William
a veteran of the Seminole and
Mexican wars, and a '4Ser, will cele
brate his one hundredth birthday to
morrow.
Reed was born in Mississippi and
voted tor Andrew Jackson in 1828. Ha
fought under Jeff Davia in Mexico and
came to California In 1848, locating
first at San Pedro. Since 1555 ho had
lived mostly in Bakersfleld.
He will walk to the clerk's office and
register tomorrovy.

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