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NEWSPAPER MEN AND LAWYERS SWEAR c
ROOSEVELT WAS SOBER ON HIS OHIO TRIP'
Marquette, Mich., May 29 The
trial of" Theodore Roosevelt through
Southern Ohio inthe May -campaign
ofU912 was followed in the Circuit
Gourt today in pursuit of the tale
that -the Colonel on that trip was
Philip Roosevelt, the 6-foot, 7-inch
cousin of the former president, gave r
a touch of lightness to the occasion.
"I have been in swimming withr
him," he confided to the jury, "when
he had no clothes on at all.'
Young Roosevelt is 21, and de
scribed himself as a newspaper man.
" fLi ""Jill "Hi
Former tfudge W. Z. Blair of Ports
mouth, ,0v who barred "half of .Adams
county from the right to vote; An
drew Abele, a shrewd, self-contained
insurance man of Ironton, 0., and
Charles "Willis :Thompson, New York
newspaperman, swore that the. liquor
tory was untrue, , w ,, ,
"How long have you known the
Colonel?" asked Attorney Pound.
"He has known me ever since I was
born," rephed the long- and slender
youth. "I haven't known him that
Editor George Newett, who printed
the drunkenness charge against
Roosevelt, listened attentively to the",
testimony of the young man. He ap
peared interested in the court pro
ceedings today for the first time.
Philip Roosevelt gave the same tes
timony practically as had been given
by former witnesses that the Col
onel was abstemious to a degree, and
was never under the influence of
liquor. "How long have you been a newa-