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PKICE: 40 CENTS nut month VOL. XXXVII. NUMBER 130. PHYSICIAN HELD AS SUSPECT IN BOMB MYSTERY Strange Crime at Santa Rosa Results in Arrest of Dr. Burke BAIL FIXED AT $20,000 Supposed Attempt on Life of Woman and Infant Child Investigated [Associated Preps] SANTA ROSA, Cal., Fob. 13.—0n a rlmrge of having used an explosive With intent to do Injury to a human being. Dr. Wilfred Wlllard Burke, own er of Burkes sanitarium, one- of the largest health institutions in the state, was arrested hero today. The arrest is a result of tho investi gation that ha.s been conducted into the ease of the explosion that oc curred over a week ago in a tent on the hospital grounds, severely injuring Luella Smith, a former nurse in tho sanitarium, and endangering the life of her Infant child. The warrant was sworn to by Sheriff Smith, who is now making an effort to learn where the explosive was purchased. Another element in tho camp is tho effort of the authorities to establish the paternal parentage of ]jiiella Smith's child. The Smith woman and her baby arc being cared for at the county hos pital. A local capitalist and a patient at the sanitarium furnished bonds for Dr. Burke In tho sum of $20,000, and he was released. }|i.s attorney! advtaed him to make no statement, and he denied himself to newspaper men. Assigns His Property Dr. Burke turned his proporty over to his trustees as surety. William Maxwell, an attache at the sanitarium, wu arrested this afternoon for drawing B revolver on a newspaper reporter who attempted to enter the grounds of the hospital. The news ij paper man took the revolver away from w Maxwell and gave him Into the cus tody of the police. Dr. Burko has been hero for many years and has borne a good reputation generally. The explosion that engaged tho at tention of the officials occurred early in the morning of Saturday, February 5, in a tent house occupied by Luella Smith and her babe, Just outside the main building of the sanitarium. The Smith woman was blown from her bed and severely wounded. The child was uninjured. . Place Badly. Damaged The force of the explosion blow the side out of the tent house, and badly damaged the place. - *■■ ,' • Luella Smith had been living at the Burke sanitarium for about a year. District Attorney Lea stated tonight that the investigation' would bo con tinued and that Ills action today was necessary, ill view of the Information that had come to hand in the matter, lie said there would be no more ar rests, nor any further developments in the case tonight. - "The nature of the offense and the condition of the case at this time make it imperative that we proceed slowly," said Lea tonight. "I cannot tell what will come with tomorrow." CRY OF BABE SAVES LIVES OF TWELVE Infant Screams Lustily and Thus Summons Aid to Others Who Are Nearly Asphyxiated by the Gas CHICAGO, Feb. 13.—The cry of a baby alono saved twelve people from asphyxiation today. The twelve had remained to sleep at the residence of Henry Kolkey after attending a party. The family and relatives had retired after dancing until almost daylight. While they slept a defective gas pipe poured fumes Into the crowded quar ters. The gas became .so dense that they atill were asleep at 1 o'clock in the afternoon. At that time a baby sleeping 1 in another room by a window became hungry and began to wail loudly. This aroused Henry Kolkey, the only one In the house not com pletely overcome. In a dazed condition he managed to crawl to a window and CB,II for help. Outsiders soon smashed open the door. They found members of the Kolkey family and their visitors all unconscious, some apparently dead. They were taken to a hospital, where it is thought they will recover. Today also. In a hotel, the police found Annie Miller, 24 years old, dead from the effects of gas, and Annie Evans, 20, in the same room, dying. CITE JEFFERSON'S ACTION AS PRECEDENT FOR SENATE Father of Democracy's Refusal to Submit Papers in the Burr Trial Is Recounted WASHINGTON, Feb. 13.—Tho fact that Thomas Jefferson, when president, declined to appear In court and pro duce certain papers in thn trial of Aaron Bun* for treason, taken in con nection with tho attitude of the senate rind housa in the mandamus of Judge Wright to the Joint committee on print- Ing to appear in the District of Colum bia supremo court last week, aroused Interesting comment among officials of the department of justice. Mr. Jofteraon was asked to brlnpf ii letter from a general who was bolievod to have knowledge of Burr's allied treasonable designs upon tho south- VMti but ho contended tbat, as th(! executive officer of the government, ho was exempt from the process of tho court. Tho documents do not disclose just how the incident ended, bul one of ficial said it was Ills recollection, from reading the history of tho trial, that tho president's attitude was uphold by tile courts. LOS ANGELES HERALD INDEX OF HERALD'S NEWS TODAY . FORECAST For Los Angeles and . vicinity: Cloudy Monday; light southwest wind. Maximum temperature yesterday, 77 degrees; minimum temperature, 57 degrees. LOS ANGELES , Sheriff Hammel develops Important clews j in Mops murder CABS; arrests momen tarily expected. * PAGE 3 Thespians plan to dedicate new club— Hlkli jinks will begin at midnight ■Wednesday. PAGE 3 Refused transfers, angry passengers at tack crew of street car. PAGE 3 Rev. Dr. W. E. Til roe preaches first ser mon to congregation ait Boyle Height! . Methodist Episcopal church. PAGE 0 Dr. C.E. Locks condemns Vatican episode in which Pope Pius X refused to receive former Vice President Fairbanks. PAO3O 9 Mayor Alexander discusses effort of Good J Government forces at church service. PA file 0 Dr. T. W. Brmieher InaußUratos "win one" effort at Temple Baptist churoh. PAGE 9 Railway employe accuses policemen of making unlawful arrest. PAGE 12 Hlncon road will be a boon to motorists. PAGK 12 Mrs. Sage enjoying balmy weather of Ijos Angeles and already feels beneficial ef fect. • PAGE 12 Two policemen suspended fl-i result of making report that disorderly house claimed protection, . , 'PAGE D Mining congress date in Los Angoles to he set Tuesday. PAG 13 5 Cream puffs luro three, little boys to enter and rob bakery. ; ; PAGE 3 Naval militia Ho be strengthened and quarters are bolng remodeled. FAGTC 12 Editorial and Husk I n't* letter. PAGH 4 City brevities. "PAGE 5 Classified advertising. ■ . At IKS 10-11 Mines and oil fields. PAGE 8 Shipping. . PAGE 9 Sports. PAGKS 6-7 Church*!. PAGE 0 Theaters nod dramatic ■ criticism. PAGE C letter Box. . ■ • ■ PAGE 10 Autoniifcllea. PAGE 7 SOUTH CALIFORNIA 13. J. Campbell of Pasadena 13 building a biplane which he says will fly. PAGE 10 Anaheim entertains thousands of Knights of Pythias during two-day festival. PAGB 9 Long Beach councilman says there are too many bosses for working crow. PAGE 10 Drastic automobile regulations urged In ' Bail Bernardino as result of fatal acci dent. PAGE 10 COAST Physician arrested In connection with ■ explosion mystery at Santa Kosa. PAGE 1 Terrorism falls to chock crime Fays Alameda county probation officer. \ PAGE 2 Hermann Jurors after nearly two days in considering evidence unable to reach verdict. PAGE I Aviator runs biplane second tlm» Into fence at Muri'sville and wrecks the machine. PAGE 1 Nineteen survivor* of wrecked steamer Farallon taken to Seattle. PAGE! 2 Sailors rescue body of •■ suicide - in ■ , I'iiKct sound only to have it swept ■ from their launch by storm. PAGE 2 Oregon soldiers to pass before woman who says one of regiment attacked her. ■ _■ 'j**\> PAGE 3 Aeroplane defeats automobV' 'i> race dur ing Phoenix aviation meorv 9,*' PAGE 10 Track walker sacrifices his life near Walla Walla to prevent train run ning Into landslide. PAGE 1 EASTERN Anti-trust law to be considered by U. 8. supreme court as soon as several cases pending are decided. , PAGE 2 Cry of baby saves lives of twelve per sons in Chicago. PAGES 1 Senator Clark and Representative Parker stand sponsor for incorpora tion bill. PAGE 2 Thirty-story hotel In heart of Chicago Is planned. PAGE 1 Grand Jury to hoar evidence in Swope poisoning cawe, at Kansas City, and indictments depend on revelations of specialists. PAGE 1 President Taft determined to make colons do his bidding, and will en deavor to get party pledges re deemed. PAGE 1 President Taft outlines party pledges he wishes for early consideration by con gress. PAGE 2 Slump In prices In New York stock e& change due "to excessive speculation in rjt'9. la opinion of financial authorities. -' PAGE,2 Doctors Inoculate rats In Albany In hope of securing positive . cure for cancer. I'AGK 3 Anniversary of battleship Maine dis aster to be observed Tuesday. PAGE 1 American Automobile association. de sires uniform -legislation In states and .•;.■ will urge congress to pass law com- '/ pelling federal registration of ma chines. . PAGE 2 Colorado at ate boiler Inspector faces graft charges. PAGE 3 FOREIGN Socialists and police clash In many German cities; scores Injured. ~ PAGE 1 Further tails received in regard to the Dr. Jean M. Charcot'g antarctic expedition. - , PAGE 1 Chile rushes warship to aid survivors , on board doomed steamer Lima at :( \ Straits of Magellan. PAGE Explorer and Mrs. Cook arrive at Valvidia, Chile, aboard German steamer from Mon tevideo. Uruguay. PAGE 2 One hundred persons killed in riots at Canton, China. - PAGE 1 MINING AND OIL Deep well tost in Kern river Roll termi nates in accident. ■ : PAGE 8 Templor Ranch will be tapped' by pipe line. PAGE 8 Building of proposed Lunlns smelter de pends largely on report of London en gineor. •._ ■ PAGE 8 Santa Paula company brings la ISO-barrel oil well. PAGE 8 Standard Oil will test now refining process. PAGE 8 SPORTING Fans unable to ileeido upon i favorite for Memslc-l'owell scrap Tuesday iilglit. • . • PAGE 6 Long shots shower at. Juarez, I form belnjr ■ discarded in practically every race. PAGE 7 Amateur ', and semi-professional baseball clubs play many games of winter sched ule In Southern California. VAGUS 6-8 Long Beach high school track tram ' de feats U. S. C, preps. In Saturday truck meet at seaside. PAGE 8 IRISH BELIEVES MURDERED WOMAN IS FORMER CLIENT SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13.—Former State Senator John P. Irish visited the morgue at.Ban Rafael this afternoon and informed Coroner Sawyer that he believed the woman whoso body was found on Mt. Tamalpais several weeks ago • may ! have ' been a former client whom he represented in, an action in which -a ' man - was involved. Ho ; re fused to give further' Information sat this-time. . - ■'■. MONDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 14, 1910. SOCIALISTS AND POLICE CLASH; SCORES INJURED Serious Rioting in German Cities Follows Effort to Stop Meetings SABERS USED FREELY Officers Charge on Crowds with Swords; Stones Are Hurled [Associated Press} BTCRLIN, Feb. 13.—Demonstrations by Socialists throughout the kingdom, after mass meetings held today to protest against the suf frage bill, resulted In serious affrays between the demonstrators and the po lice in many places. In Berlin leveriU policemen were se verely wounded by stones thrown by rioters, and scores of Socialist sup porters received serious injuries from sabers of the police. Report! from places outside of Ber lin gave a number of casualties. The worst affair occurred at Ncumunster, in Holstein, where a workman was mortally wounded by a knife thrust in the lunss; another's hand was cut off, while a third lost an ear. At Halle, after the el >?■; of the meet- Ings, 2000 .Socialists attacked the po lice, who drew their sabers and wound ed many. At Koenißsberg, where the Socialists returned in a body from suburban meetings, thn police In at tempting to divert the crowds into Hide streets used their side arms, They also made several arrests. Clash with Police At Duisberg, on the Rhino, Social ists in a series of street demonstra tions came into collision with the po lice. Tlie latter used their sabers and several manifestants wero cut and bruised. At Cologne hugo crowds assembled in Cathedral square, intending to march In order to the meeting places in the suburbs, but strong cordons of police held the chief thoroughfares and forced the crowds to take to tho side streets. The meetings wero so largely attended that the authorities closed tho hulls after they were filled to prevent overcrowding. Speakers urged the Socialists not to offer resistance to the police. Sharply worded resolutions of protest wero adopted. In the suburbs of Kerlin forty meet ings were liejd in crowded halls. Tho majority were peaceably conducted, but in Rixdorf, a southern suburb of nearly 100,000, an immense crowd gath ered in tho public square and listened to speeches by several leaders. Try to Break Up Meeting A police lieutenant called on the peo ple, to disperse, but they refused to obey. The police thereupon tried to break up the meeting, and some of the crowd responded with a shower of stones. After the meeting several large processions paraded through the principal suburban streets singing the worklngman's "Marseillaise." Home of them tried to reach the central sec tions about the Sehloss platz, but the police held all the approaches and dis persed the crowd without serious dif ficulty. Later the police saw a crowd, com, posed largely of youths, at the Kron prlnzen bridge, and ordered them to disperse. The officers were greeted with shouts of "Bloody hounds!" and a shower of stones. An officer ordered the men to charge with drawn arms. At Kssen several Socialists or their supporters received cuts from the sa bers of the police, but no one was dan gerously hurt. HUNDRED KILLED IN RIOTING AT CANTON Chinese Naval Force Landed and Shoots Down Many—Officials Believe That the Trouble Is Now Over (Special Cable to. The Herald) CANTON, China, Feb. 13.—Petty troubles between foreign-drilled Chi nese soldiers and the city police has culminated in serious street lighting. A Chinese naval force was landed and killed and wounded more thun a hundred rioter*. The city la closed to foreigners for three days. Many Chinese are leaving for Hong kong, fearing a general outbreak. Officials, however, believe that the trouble is now quelled. AVIATOR RUNS AEROPLANE SECOND TIME INTO FENCE Becomes Entangled in Guard in Front of Grandstand and Wrecks Bi. plane—Several Are Hurt MARYSVILLE, Cal., Feb.. U.—Frank Johnson, jr., of Los Angeles, who has been making exhibition Mights here in a Curtlßl biplane, met with an accident this afternoon Which wrecked his ma- He had marto a successful llight qf four miles and was about to start on a 20-milo trip around the Suiter buttes when ho collided with the fence in front of the grandstand. In the scramble to get out of the way of the sweep of the tailing machine, several spectators were knocked down, but no one was Injured seriously. John son extricated himself from tho wreck age safely. v In a Might yesterday Johnson hit a fence and broke one of tho planes of his machine. JAPANESE WOMAN KILLED SAN JOSE. Feb. 13.—Kuml Okumura, wife of. a Japanese restaurant keeper, wan shot and killed during tho celebra tion of Chinese Nevt.yoar".* In China town tonight by 1. K..iki. a Japanese gambler, to whom she, had, refused to serve food. Koikl (.scaped. GRAND JURY TO HEAR EVIDENCE IN SWOPE CASE Testimony Given at Coro ner's Inquest Will Be Repeated DOCTORS TO TESTIFY Indictments Depend on Examinations Made by Specialists [Associated Press] KANSAS CITY, Feb. 13.—The - spe cial grand Jury that is to Investi gate the death of Colonel ThotnM H. Swope, millionaire philanthropist, and his nephew, Ohrisman Swope, will begin its work tomorrow. The testimony which was given by nurses of the Swopo household, by physicians and by relatives of the dead man at the, coroner's inquest, will bo repeated before the grand Jury that is to decide if an indictment shall be returned against anyone in connection with the Swope deaths. ,• Dr. J,udwig Hektoen and Dr. Walter S. Hainea of Chicago and Dr. Victor Vaughn of Ann Arbor, Mich., the scientists who examined the Internal organs of Colonel Swope, will tell the details of their investigations which ended in a report to John O. Paxton, executor of the Swope estate, that poison had been found in the, viscera of Colonel Swope. —', It is also understood that the spe cialists have finished their examina tions of the organs of Christian Swope and that they will report the result to the grand jury. The reports of the scientists at the Inquest consisted of only sworn statements and affidavits and these cannot be accepted by the grand Jury. Scientists to Testify Drs. ■ llektoen, Hams and Vaughn will appear before the grand Jury Thursday and it is expected their tes timony will occupy the entire day. It is expected they will make a report on the contents of the stomach of Margaret Swopo, a young niece of Colonel Swope. • . According to Mr. Paxton, Dr. Halns examined the ejecta and reported no trace of poison, but, in a subsequent analysis. Dr. Vaughn found poison. Mr. Paxton says that later Dr. HaJnes explained that his analysis was not sufficiently thorough. .- The, scientists, it is believed, will tell whether the poison that was in the stomach of Miss Swope exceeds the quantity of strychnine | usually given in a hypodermic, injection for medic inal purposes. The taking of depositions by counsel for the plaintiff In the $100,000 libel suit filed by Dr. B. C. Hyde against John U. Paxton will continue tomor row. Robert Howard, a member of the grand jury, was a Echoolmuto of Dr. Hyde in Lexington, Mo., in 1887. OBSERVE DATE OF MAINE DISASTER TUESDAY IS THE TWELFTH AN NIVERSARY Memorial Services Will Be Held in Washington and Other Cities Throughout the United States WASHIrfSTON, Feb. 13.—Next Tues day, the twelfth anniversary of the de struction of the battleship Maine in Havana harbor, is to be made the oc casion lor memorial services extending over several days in this city, and oth er cities throughout the country. A movement is under way to erect at Arlington National cemetery a suit able monument to the sailors who lost their lives in the explosion. The services began in this city to night at the First Congregational church, when a meeting arranged by patriotic organizations was held. Rear Admiral Charles D. Kigsbee, comman der of the Maine on the night of tho explosion, made the principal address. On Tuesday services will be held at Arlington, where the Cuban minister i 3 expected to be one of tha speakers. On February 20 a Maine memorial meeeting will be held at Carnegie hall, New York, with Jo3eph Choate as the presiding ofllcer, and Admiral Sigsbce as one of the speakers. Plans for a national subscription for a memorial have baeen perfected, and headquarters for the receipt of contri butions have been established in this city. One hundred and sixty of the Maine's dead are buried at Arlington. The membership fee in tho memorial aamclation has been fixed at $1, for which t lie subscriber receives a cer tificate of membership mid :i black silk navy cap ribbon, .in which, instead of the name of a ship, there is worked in gold wire the inscription: "Member Maine M. A." FEDERAL GRAND JURY TO PROBE AGREEMENT TO ROB HOG RAISERS Cllir.ViO, ll'>b. 13.— Whether any agreement has ovbteil to keep down the prim of hog» when bought from farmer* liv the paeklng houses is to be the line of inquiry when the federal grand jury tomorrow resumes Its hearing of the not eminent'■ Investigation of the meat Industry. . , -* .' Kinplojen of the Schwarjehilrt * Hull berger company from t'blcago and west ern cities are to be. questioned as to the method* of their firm, known as an "in dependent." ,' At the tame lime books of the other parkers are to lie (tone, over to ascertain prior* of hogs for the last tire yearn.', "v DEFENDANT IN FAMOUS LAND FRAUD CASE TRIED AT PORTLAND jpg^-|y^i HERMANN JURORS UNABLE TO AGREE NEARLY 2 DAYS OCCUPIED IN CONSIDERING CASE Jurymen Request Court to Re.read In. structions as to What Consti. tutes Reasonable Doubt and Conspiracy PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 13.—At It o'clock tonight' no word having been re ceived from tho Jury In the cane of Rin ger Hermann, Judge Wolverton ordered that body locked up for the night. The Jury \v(M still arguing the cane at 8:15 p. in. but about 8:30 Iho light* In the jury room were extinguished. [Associated Press] PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 13.—After nearly two days passed in the consid eration of the evidence in the case of Blngcr Hermann, former commissioner of the general land office, tried for con spiracy to defraud the government in connection with the establishment of the Blue mountain forest reserve In this state, the Jury had not reached a verdict at 6:30 o'clock tonight. Judge Charles K. Wolverton an nounced at that tlma he would an swer any call from the jury room up to 11 o'clock, and that if a verdict had not been agreed on at that hour he would lock up the jurors for the night. The jurors, haggard and worn from their ordeal, made but«one appearance in court today. A short time after 10 o'clock this morning they asked to have read to them again the instruc tions of the court as to what consti tuted reasonable doubt, and what con stitutes conspiracy. Following a consultation with the at torneys. Judge Wolverton reread from his instructions the portions asked for, and in addition also read that portion of his instructions bearing on the credibility of witnesses. Armed with the additional Informa tion which the rereading of the instruc tions imparted, the jurors again re tired. All day long groups of interested per sons loitered about the corridors hop ing for some word from the jurors, but they were doomed to disappointment. Even rumors as to how the jury stood were lacking, about the only report which was bandied about being one which stated the jury stood 9 to 3 for acquittal. The court will meet again tomorrow morning, and unless there are indica tions that the deadlock will be broken, Judge Wolverton will order the dis charge of the j.ury. This is apparently no hope that a verdict wil be reached, and both sides fully expect that the jury will be dis charged. Heney Still Hopeful Prosecutor Francis J. Heney has not determined what course he will pursue in the event of a disagreement. His future course, it la understood, -will depend largely upon the jurors' stand At any rate he has stated, in the event of. a disagreement, he will not rush immediately into a retrial of the case. "I am not altogether heartless. Heney said, "and I realize that this trial has been a tremendous strain on Mr Hermann. He is an old man now, and I do not want to force him to a second trial immediately. It would be too much for him." Attorney Worthington, chief counsel for the defense, said it would bo im possible for him to remain here for a rehearing of the case should the jury disagree. He has already made prepay rations to depart for Washington to morrow night. "My affairs in Washington demand attention and I must go back. It prob ably will bo several months betore the case could come up again," ho said. Hermann remained at his hotel most of the day, surrounded by members of his family and a coterie of friends. In splto of the long deliberations of the jurors, he has not lost all hope of an acquittal. Ho nrai encouraged in tliis belief by fhe reflection that In his trial In Washington in 1007 the jury returned a. verdict of not guilty after being out twenty-one hours. COL. JEWETT IS DEAD "KANSAS CITY, Feb. 13.—C01. Edwin S. Jcwett, general passenger accent for the Missouri Pacific railroad, died to night, aged 71. Heart disease m th« cause. Col. Jewett attended.- church this morning. " Two sons. Charles-C. Jewett or Los Angeles, and Thomas >'. Jcwett. paymaster: in ■ the 'Brooklyn navy yard and a 'daughter Mrs.. Al bert E. HoUnes. dl this. city,jsurvivo. ■>-: CTXT<~<T 1? /^OT>TI7G • DAH.T, Bci SUNDAY.'So' OliN KjiLiLi L/UJr IJiiO. ON TRAINS, 5 cents BINGER HERMANN CHICAGO BOASTS 30 STORY HOTEL COST OF STRUCTURE IS ESTI MATED AT $5,000,000 Value of Site, Together with Building Itself, Classes the New Place as the Greatest In the Country rspeclal to The HrraM.l CHICAGO, Feb. 13.-Hotel Moir, lo cated one block from the recently com pleted example of hotel magnificence, the Hotel La, Salle, and erected at a cost of more than twloe that of the latter, will soon rise on tho sits of tin; present Morrison hotel, at Madison and Clark streets. The structure is to be bult by Harry C. Molr, and will be the tallest build- Ing so far erected in the city of Chi cago. Already architects have formulated plans for a thirty-story building. The structure propoied is to be ex clusively ,i hotel, the largest, tallest and most magnificent in America. Al together its cost is to represent an in vestment of approximately 16,000,000. Its site is ono of the most valuable locations in the Loop district on ac count of its acessibility to transpor tation facilities and business houses and its closeness to points of interest and entertainment in Chicago. POLE SEEKERS MEET SERIES OF ACCIDENTS DETAILS OF POURQUOIPAS VOYAGE RECEIVED Men Who Went Into Antarctic Suf fered from Scurvy and Heart Disease, but Object Is in Part Realized PtINTA ARENAS, Chile, Feb. 13.— Further details have been received of the voyage of the Pourquolpas, which is now returning- with Dr. Jean M. Charcot's Antarctic expedition. The Pourquoipas, on reaching the region of ice on her trip to the south, stranded on tho coast of Grahan'land, but was refloated after threo days. On the resumption of the voyage the steamer met with a long series of acci dents. She was in collision with a number of icebergs and lost her rud der. The crew constructed a jury rudder. , There was much suffering In the Ant arctic regions, scurvy and heart disease being the chief ailments. Scientific observations were conduct ed with the greatest care, and thus tho tho object of the expedition was, in part, realized. Many journeys were made over the Ice, but it was impossible to use auto mobiles because of the bad condition of the ice fields. Collisions with icebergs caused a leak impossible to repair in the ship at the outset of the oxpedition. Water flowed in at nil timea and the pumps were In constant use until tho end of the voyage. The steamer was exposed to violent storms on the return trip as far as the Straita of Magellan and was compelled to put into an obscure harbor for two days to repair the engines. A scarcity of provisions and coal, the damage to the ship and the exhaustion of tha men necessitated the return. SACRIFICES HIS LIFE TO PREVENT WRECK OF TRAIN Track-Walker Discovers Landslide on 0. R. & N. Road and Runs to Warn Passenger Crew WALLA WALLA, Wash.. Feb. 13.— John Lewis, track walker for the. Ore gon Railroad & Navigation. company," was run over and killed by passenger train No. 4 early this morning near Btarbuck while running along the track In an effort to prevent the train from crashing into a landslide. Lewis discovered the elide and, knowing the train was due at any mo ment, ■ began running up the track ,:> to give warning, of the < danger. ■Ho met the ; train *on - a curve and i was : unable to leap asido before being struck. The train was stopped within a few feet of the iilliii> _OJuI|lii>(iIiW!l!BI ttfUtfBKSSL CEIVTS 'GET IT DONE; LET 'EM YELL' INSISTS TAFT President Determined to Compel Congress to Do His Bidding SOLONSTAKE NOTICE Chief Executive Has Noth ing to Say About New- York Politics [Associated Press] WASHINGTON, Feb. 13.—After a quiet morning in New York President Taft returned to Washington tonight to find that his speech last night before the Republican club at Its Lincoln day dinner had kept national legislators bu.sy talking tho whole day long. The president had planned the speech a week or more ago. It was one of the. longest lie ever made and covered ills attitude on practically every Issue ponding In congress or that has come up since his administration began. Mr. Taft felt that a statement of his views was wanted. Now that he has had his say it is declared his purpose is to get to work on congress in the interest of measures he has recommended. In fact it Is said in connection with bis speech and his plans for tho im mediate future the president today quoted a saying by .Icwett, head mas tor of Balliol at Oxford, when he ad vised a young man: "Don't excuse; don't explain; get it done; lot 'era. yell." Ko far as he can, the president said, he was trying to get it done and in tho meantime would let 'em yell. No Choice for Governor News reached Washington of tha conference of the Republican leaders in New York yesterday participated in by the president and by Governor Hughes tends to confirm statements of last night that possible candidtaes fop governor of the state did not enter into the discussion. It Is said tho president and Governor Hughes occupied posi tions that are almost identical in that both are deeply interested in the can didate to be named, but that neither will take an active part in iiis selec tion. Neither Mr. Taft nor the gov ernor, it is positively stated here, has indicated a choice. Governor Hughes assured the presi dent that the outlook in tho state, as he viewed it, was not so bad as had been pictured. Ho declared that the, scandal at Albany must be goim through -with and that excision must he. made, of any cancerous growth in the party. With this done the governor thought the people would rally to the party, and BO declared in his speech last night. Much sentiment was found in New York that nothing- should be done In the way of settling possible candidates until the return of Mr. Roosevelt. To many this was indicated as a .strong "boom" for Collector of Customs Wil liam Loeb, which would undoubtedly call Mr. Roosevelt to the stump. Whilo in New York Mr. Taft consulted Mr. Loeb regarding- plans under way for a homecoming reception to Mr. Roosevelt. In his cablegram to the. Republican club of Now York city, which had un dertaken the arrangements for a recep toon, the former president, after stat ins; that whatever was done should bo done on the day of his arrival, con cluded with the advice, "See Loeb." Mr. Loeb told President Taft posi tively that no arrangement had been made so far, and that none, would ba made until after Mr. Roosovelfs ar rival in Europe, when there will ba plenty of opportunity to consult his wishes. President Taffs participation In any welcome to the former president will be decided on later. TAfT PASSES QUIET SUNDAY IN NEW YORK NKW YORK, Feb. IS.—President Taft had a quiet Sunday in Nesv York. Ho posed leisurely for a sketch or two be fore a young woman artist, Lois A. Swan, while going through his mail this morning; saw two callers and started for Washington in the private car Olivette, leaving Jersey City at 3:55 o'clock p. m. Otto T. Bannard, president of the New York Trust company, and de feated candidate for mayor In the re cent municipal contest, and Lloyd O. Griscom, president of the New York Republican county committee, were tha persons besides relatives and tho artist whom the president saw. After the banquet of last night, tho president returned to tho home of his brother, Henry W. Taft, and did not get up until nearly 10 o'clock today. A number of churches had extended spe cial invitations to Mr. Taft to attend services today, but he declined, ex plaining in each instance that the ac tivities of yesterday necessitated se clusion and rest. Mr. Bannard arrived at tho Taft resi dence ti few minutes before 11 o'clock and a moment after ho had entered the house he came out with Mrs. Taft. The president followed, and ttw three, accompanied by secret service agents, were driven in an automobilo in Mr. Bannard's homo. After dinner, at Henry W. Taft's house, the secret .service men called with two automo biles, and tho President and Mrs. Talt were taken to tho train. At tho conference yesterday In tha house of Mr. Griscom, Mr. Bannard, Governor Hughes and Mrs. Griscom v.-ere of ono mind in insisting that tho Republican party In this state should be purged, and that tho AUds-Congor charges at Albany should be sifted to the bottom. Wliile President Taft did not com mit himself at tho conference, he Is said to have told several loaders that the "situation looked very bad," and it was common belief that ho sided with Messrs. Hughes, Bannard and Griscom as against State <7hair= ■\Yncxlruff, Senator Depew and Speaker worth of tho assembly. s Mr. nannard would not say that pot-, itira was not discussed today, and theS inference \ was • that ■ tho prralaont'Shas» taken an ai'tivo lntprest;ln,the Kepub-/ llcuii uituation in this atate,'