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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 // M I •■■ ,;*■■:■ .;■■• 1 /if T Jj:^-. J:.:1....1H1iiM W^ . f m I '^jrf-i*^ 1' t I 111 1 *--- , ■■•■■ /'/ a • /;•,■' /Vf- I / :£':f-i 7 j }'? .M 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.