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SIXTY-SECOXD YEAR. XO. 188.
TUESDAY. MAY 27, 1913. FOURTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
A DRINK, BUT
B ARS WHISKY
MOVE TO GET
ASKED FOR BY
Roosevelt Says He Uses
Red Eye Only On Doc
DOESNOT DISLIKE WINE
Also Testifies in Damage Suit
to Maintaining White House
Marquette, Mich.. May 27. In an
elaborate but small courtroom In this
frontier city, Theodore Roosevelt to
day appeared In what was probably
an unique occasion in history-when
In effect he, although a former presi
dent of the United States, was defend
ing himself under oath against the al
legation of drunkenness. The direct
testimony lasted an hour and cross
examination was Immediately begun.
In substance Roosevelt defended him
self as a man of complete sobriety,
although not a total abstainer.
Roosevelt took the witness stand
at 9:30 today In his libel suit against
Publisher Newett. who In an edltoral
charged him with drunkenness. The
former president entered a denial. He
admitted, using light wines with his
meals, l-lt claimed he never touched
strong liquors except on advice of his
physician or after great exposure. He
said he does not smoke nor touch
His testimony. In substance, as elicit
ed by his attorneys, began with an
outline of his political and military
career, his Smithsonian expedition to
Africa and ranch life in the west.
"I never drank a cocktail or highball
In my life," said the colonel. "With
the exceptions hereafter noted I nev
er drank whisky or brandy except
under advice of my physicians. I
don't care for the taste of either. I
don't smoke and don't drink beer, be-
causa.I.iiito nixing nrt.l.l:
the taste of beer. I never have lrunki
whisky or brandy except when a doc
tor prescribed it, or possibly on some
occasion after great exposure when I
was chilled through.
DRINKS WISE AT HOME.
"But It has been 15 to 20 years
since I drank It because of being chill
ed through. I never have drunk beer
nor do I drink red wine. The only
wines I have drunk have been only
whit wines, champagne or a glass of
sherry. At home 1 often at dinner
drink wine, a glass or two of Maderia.
In the summer, Instead of Maderia, I
drink a tall glass of white wine and
Poland water, or 'Poly' water. At
public dinners, sometimes I drink a
glass of champagne, perhaps two. I
think on the average this means I
drink champagne. The only exceptions
to what 1 have stated about drinking
whisky and brandy are as follows:
Mint Juleps. 'I really drink. In the
White house we had a mint bed. I
think on an average I may have drunk
a half dozen mint Juleps a year.
Since I left the White house, four
years ago, to the best of my memory,
1 have drank mint Juleps twice, once
at the Country club In St. Louis,
where I drank part of a glass of mint
julep, and the other occasion was at a
big luncheon at Little Rock. Ark.,
where they passed around the table
a loving cup with mint Julep in it.
I drank when the cup was passed
MX VHI0KIK9 1 14 1 EARS.
"The only other occasions I have
drunk whlnky have been when It was
prescribed by luy doctors. During the
last 14 years I do not believe have
drunk whuky straight or with wter
more than a half dozen times.'
"On my African expedition we took
along a case of champagne, a case of
whisky and a bottle of brandy. The
brandy was taken for me because I do
not drink whisky. Some others of
the party drank whisky. The cham
pagne was used medicinally for three
members of the party who were down
with fever and dissentry, and for two
or three travelers, hunters and mis
sionaries who were sick.
"Out of the brandy bottle I drank
seven ounces, given me by Dr. Maerns
on two occasions when I had fever.
The last time 1 told him I disliked it,
so I did not think it would do me any
good, and unless he objected, I would
take tea. Accordingly I tcok tea, and
turned the bottle over to Mr. (.'un
Bingham, who was managing the ex-
pedltlon. Eight months later, when
we reached Khartoum, he asked me
what he should do with it. saying from
curiosity he had measured
ured it. and
that I had drunk seven ounces in 11
BHtMII IX MILK.
"As for brandy, I never drink any
more than I do of whisky, when alone i
at home, on a hunting trip, or In a
friend's house. But on very hard
campaign trips, on advice of Surgeon
General Rixey, and recently Dr. Hol
brook Curtis, who attended my throat
In connection with these campaign
trips. I frequently. Just before going
to bed at night, drank one or two gob-
lets of milk with a teaspor aUT cf
brandy to a goblet."
"I frequently drink milk at some
meal during the day, usually lunch
eon. The brandy which was used in
Africa was never in my possession. I
do not even carry a flask of whisky
or brandy with me. I used to carry
it on hunting trips, but found I used
it so rarely that it was a nuisance
and would get broken. It has been
some twenty years since I carried one.
"I never made a practice of drink
ing at a bar. I don't beiieve I have
drunk at a bar in twenty years. I do
not believe I hare been inside a sa
lcon in that time. I do not drink be
tween meals or except as above
-, . " ,
On campaign "trips I drink nothing
lmti:, as said above, I go to bed,
when I take a goblet or two of milk,
with a teaspeonful of brandy to a
goblet, finding it rests my throat and
makes me sleep well. On almost
every campaign trip I stop at some
friend's house, when 1 drink a glass cf
wine, or there may be some public
dinner when I drink a glass of white
wine or champagne. For example, in
the Ohio campaign last year during
the Bine days I touched nothing
whatever on seven days, excepting at
night, as above mentioned before go
ing to bed. not drinking a drop of any
kind until undressed and going to bed.
The other tw-o days I spoke at
Toledo and Cleveland. At Toledo,
after my speech, Mr. Carfle.d. Mr.
Post and I went to the house of Mr.
and Mrs. Sheppy, met Major and Mrs.
Brand Whitlock and went to the din
ing room for supper. There was
champaign. I first, took champaign,
then found there was a pitcher of milk
and doughnuts. I tock the milk and
RISKY ORDER WHISKY.
"While at the White house 1 never
touched brandy cr whisky, excepting
the mint Juleps above mentioned.
There was one or two occasions w-hen
Dr. Rixey prescribed a drink of whis
kyonce, if I remember aright, for an
acute attack of indigestion, and once
when he and I had made a lO0-m'.!j
ride together and came in through a
snowstorm he gave me some whisky.
I disliked it so after taking a sip, I
would take no more, and got a cup of
"Outside these prescriptions we
usually had at lunch some white
wines, if there were guests. Unless
there were guests I drank nothing at
lunch, and ofen nothing if tnere
were guests. If we dined alone I drank
nothing. If we had guests we usually
had white wine, and at formal dinnerg
w e had champagne, of which I drank a
glass or rwo."
When cabinet members gave din
ners Roosevelt said he drank a glass
or two of champagne.
TAKES A BEER IX MII.WAl KEE.
After describing other occasions
w here he took light wine or a glasg of
champagne. Roosevelt conitnued. "For
the last 15 years I can give you in de
tail just about what I have drunt, and
I have given It substantially above.
, , wl " P " earB or
i ince 1 beflame of ae have 1 Ter un'
1 "y eircum8tance9 been even in
the " ' under the infiu-
cnre CI "iur. i ao no: remember
with in the .last dozen years of
drinking even a part or a glass or
beer, except one. That was at the
Deuucher club In Milwaukee."
BRIEF CROSS-EXAMI T10.
The cross-examination of Roosevelt
occupied 20 minutes. It was conduct
ed by Horace Andrew s of the defense.
Answering questions, the colonel said
he never lived In Michigan and had
never been ja the state :a the last 19
year except on flying trips. Asked 'f
J he knew George Shiras, Roosevelt re
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline,
Fair tonight and Wednesday, rising
temperature; light to moderate winds.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 51. Highest
yesterday, 58; lowest last night, 44.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 2 miles
Precipitation, .01 inch.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 58, at
7 a. m., 83.
Stage of water, 7.6, a rise of .4 in
alst 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaater.
Evening star: Saturn. Morning stars:
Venus. Jupiter, Mercury. Mors. The
seven brlsht stars overhead forming;
the Big Dipper of constellation Ursa
Major (Great Bear) haveIso been call
ed Charles' Wain and the Butcher's
plied affirmatively, that he had met
Shiras when the latter was in con
gress. "Did I understand you to say you
never took anything in the w-ay of In
"You did not so understand me,"
said Roosevelt. "You understood me
to say I did so only in small quanti
ties." "You never drank any whisky?"
"In 15 years it would probably be
not more than a dozen times that I
"Wine you drink is light wine?"
"What do you mean by light wines?"
"I mean w hite wines. Sometimes it
may be a little Maderia.''
"Any other kind?"
"I may have drunk a little red wine
occasionally, or a little sherry."
After saying he kept red wine in the
house. Colonel Roosevelt was asked if
he kept, w ine and brandy In the White
house. Attorney Pound objected.
The court: "Ycu may note an excep
tica." FOLLOWS PHEDIJCESSOR.
Roosevelt: "I continued to keep
wine, as my predecessor had done."
"Did you drink whisky on trips?"
"No, except as I have described."
"You know Mr. Waliace of Detroit?"
"What's his business?"
"I don't know."
"Had he anything to do witfi the be
ginning of this suit?"
"I cannot tell."
"Don't you know who brought this
"I was 'in Mercy hospital at the
"Did you know Wallace had charge
cf employing counsel?"
"I could not say."
"Do you know who paid for the ex
pense of taking testimony, and all
that? Did you stand that expense?"
"And it w as not borne by any organ
ization in the state of Michigan?"
"It has not."
"Have you or any other person had
charge of it?"
"Mr. Found has had charge."
"I think that is all," said Andrews.
ASSIMES ALL EXPENSES.
Roosevelt, on re-direct examination,
was asked: "As I understand it, you
have no recollection of having seen
Mr Pound in Michigan or Chicago
prior to the beginning of this suit in
tie month of October?"
"I have no recollection."
"You communicated with Mr. Pouad
as soon as you w;ere able to do so?"'
(Objected to by Andrews as lead
ingO. "No organization has any responsi
bility excepting myse7. I have it all."
"You hired your attornej s and stood
all the expense of the case?"
(Andrews objected to the question
The court: "It seems the question
This concluded the examination.
nilS GIVES TESTIMONY.
RooEevelt was on the stand an hour
and forty minutes.
Henry Rauther, city assessor of Ish
peming, was the next witness. He
testified concerning the publication of
the alleged libel. Attorneys for Newett
said they would concede publication of
the artic'.e, but Roosevelt's' counsel
Btated they would Insist on proving it,
. Jacobjtiis, the ,w-rlter. . w as ,.called
akjrfiSfflrst .important witness- .for
JWosevelL Asked if Roosevelt was''
blasphemous man,rRils replied: "No,
he is a gentleman.. J
An argument follow'ed as to w hether
it was competent "for witnesses to
testify whether the colonel was a gen
tleman." The court sustained the objection
that tho "law presumed the plaintiff
was a gentleman."
On cross-examination Riis 6tated
he had seen Roosevelt drink cham
pagne, but not mint juleps. The court
adjourned until 2jo'clock.
MAKE-VP OF JCRY.
Following are members o the jury:
Joseph Robear, Ishpeming, team
ster, age 25; married.
William Pryor, Marquette, locomo
tive fireman, aged 27; mamecr.
Thomas Howard, Chocolay, Mar
quette county, farmer, aged 65; mar
Robert Bruce, Powell, woodsman.
aged 54; married.
W. H. Matthews, Gwyn, mmntg
clerk, aged 25; married.
William Fasstender, Marquette,
teamster, aged 28; married.
John Frederickson, Negaunee, min
er, aged 31; single.
William Garrow, Ely, Marquette
county, miner, aged 2C; married.
Andrew P. Johnson, Humboldt, min
er, aged 68; married.
John A. Johnson, Skandia, farmer.
aged 36; married.
William Sharp, Negaunee, team
ster, aged 33; married.
Gust Polcen, Wells, blacksmith.
aged 32; married.
SMALL PRICE ON
New York, May 27. Bitter letters
which Mrs. ' Lincoln, widow of Abra
ham Lincoin, wrote more than 40
years ago, when in despair of getting
congress to pass an appropriation for
her assistance were sold at auction
yesterday. Most of the letters went
to dealers for less than $50. A letter
of Martha Washington, a simple, kind
ly letter to an old friend, with love.
kisses and remembrances, sold for
BY H. M. FLAGLER
St Augustine, Fla.,' May 27. Henry
M. Flagler's will was filed here today.
Under it J. R. Parrott is to remain
head of the Florida East Coast rallrnad
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aj long as he may desire. In recogni- has the approval of President Wilson,
I tion of long services. The estate is passed the senate last night by a
jeEtimated at between sixty and sev- -strict party vote. The measure pass
j enty millions dollars. Most of it goes ed the lower branch of the general ao-
to the widow. Parrott is left $100,000. j sembly two weeks ago.
House Advances Municipal
Court Act With Many
FOR 10 MORE OFFICIALS
Increase of $2,000 in Salary Is
Stricken on Second Read
, . ing of Bill.
Springfield, 111., May 27. Sheared of
salary increases, the revision of mu
nicipal court act of Chicago was read
the second time in the . house today
and advanced to third reading as re
ported from the house committee on
municipal courts. The bill carried
some forty amendments. About half
of these were adopted. The other
half, most of which provided salary
increases for judges and officials of
the municipal court, were yoted down.
In its amended form the bill gives the
municipal court 10 additional judges,
increasing the number from 31 to 41,
but it does not give the salary increase
of $2,000 that was asked for judges,
The report of the railroad com
mittee returning the headlight bill
(House bill 85) with a favorable rec
ommendation was received by the
house today after a protest signed
by Representatives Mitchell, Sullivan,
Costello and Pitlock had been tabled,
The protest charged a quorum of the
railroad committee was not present
w-hen the committee acted upon the
Chairman Jones responded to Mitch
ell's attack, saying there were 16 of
the 29 members of the committee pres
ent when the action was taken. Mitch
ell insisted this was not true and
Chairman Jones referred to the roll
call in committee, showing 16 per cent,
The house evidently believed Jones
statement becaluse it tabled the pro
test, which recommended that the
headlight bill be recommitted by
vote of 78 to 9.
Bills introduced in the senate thi
morning and advanced to second read
ing or referred to committees were as
Olson Anti-saloon residence district,
petitions to bo signed by not less than
one-fourth of the voters of the dis
tricts. License and miscellany.
S. B. 659 (Gray) Prohibits saloon
from barter or exchange or taking or
ders or making arrangements for sale
or delivery of liquor in prohibition ter
ritory. License and miscellany.
FISH MEASURE RECONSIDERED. '
By a vote of 36 to 0 the senate this
morning voted to reconsider the vote
by which the administration fish and
game bill failed of passage last Thurs
day. The bill was recalled to second
reading, upon which order five amend
ments w-ere voted down. The bill in
all probability will be passed tomor
row. APPROVES LI.XCOLX ART Fl'XD.
Governor Dunne approved senate bill
249 (Maglll), making an "appropriation
of $10,000 for the state art commis
sion to prepare plans for a statue of
Abraham Lincoln, to be erected on the
lawn in front of the capitol building.
KEIIFER HOX'SE Gl EST.
General Warren J. Keifer of Ohio,
who was speaker of the national
house of representatives from 1881
to 1883, was a guest of the Illinois
legislature today. On motion of Rep
resentative Harris, Speaker McKinley
named Messrs. Harris, McCormick
and Morris on a committee to invite
Keifer to occupy a seat upon the
FAST TRAINS HIT
HEAD-ON; 3 DEAD
Brant, Mo., May
Albert Ford and
of Sedalia., Mo.,
clerk were killed
and a mail
otters, including a number of passen-
Jgers, were Injured in a head-on colli-
lson of passenger trains No. 11 west
bound, and No. 2, eastbound, on the
Missouri Pacific railway near here
early today. They were twin trains,
fast mails between St Louis and Kan
sas City, and were to have passed each
other on a siding at McGirk, Mo., first
station east of Brant. No. 11 failed to
wt.it The high speed engines plowed
into each other. Both were demolish
ed and the engineers crushed and
scalded. Each train consisted of three
steel mail cars, chair car, dining car
and four sleeping cars.
Jury Reform Bill Passtd.
Trenton. N. J.. May 27. The. rhan-
l ppMor-Sh rff iiirv rufnnn Kill n-Kioh
Mo., May 27. Attorneys
Louis & San Francisco
preparing a petition" for
for the St.
receivership at 2 this afternoon.
The petition for receivership is bas
ed on the inability of the railroad to
meet a maturing loan of $2,500,000.
The total indebtedness of the system
is $237,000,000. The total mileage, in
cluding subsidiary lines, is 7,544.
The proposed receivership is un
derstood to have been decided upon
at. a conference today of large bond
holders and a number of directors. In
cluding Chairman Yoakum of the
New York, May 27. The announce
ment at St Louis of an application
for a receivership against the St.
Louis & San Francisco railroad ex
cited no surprise in Wall street.
where a steady decline of the com
pany's various resources long fore
shadowed such a possibility.
Rochester, N. Y., May 27. Defend
ants in the case of the government
against the "coaster brake trust" all
plead guilty in federal court this morn
Buffalo, N. Y., May 27. The civil
suit against the "coaster brake trust"
was settled last week by the volun
tary dissolution of the company form
ing the alleged combination. Individ
uals indicted requested that the in
dictments be quashed. Federal Attor
ney O'Brien declined to do so, and
the arraignment in Rochester today
followed. The so-called "coaster
brake trust" was organized in Buffalo
in 1908 for the purpose of fixing uni
form prices on coaster brakes and
otner Dicycie and motorcycle acces
sories. After the combination was
formed bicycle coaster brakes were
raised from $2 to $3.25 and motorcy
cle brakes from $3 to $6.50.
LABOR CHIEFS ON
TRIAL BY HOUSE
Springfield. III., May 27. The hear
ing of labor leaders summoned before
the bar of the house today for circu
lating a vitriolic resolution attacking
Speaker McKinley, Representative
Shanahan and other house members,
and William Lorimer, all of whom
were charged in the resolution with
defeating the initiative and referen
dum resolution, was contiued until 4
p. m. today.
Representative Abbott, who intro
duced the resolution summoning of
ficers and members of the executive
legislative committees of the Chicaga
Federation of Labor to appear before
the bar of the house, offered a motion
when the house convened today con
tinuing the hearing until afternoon.
Before putting the motion. Speaker
McKinley directed Clerk McCann to
call the names of persons summoned
to appear and the following answered:
John Fitzpatrick, Oscar F. Nelson, E.
N. Nockels, Fred G. Hopp, Thomas F.
Kennedy, Mrs. ' Raymond Robins,
Dennis Enright, F. Dononuhue, J. A.
Kain, Charles Grail, Margaret Haiey,
John O'Neill, William M. Russell, Dal
G. Jcnes and A. C. Anderson.
Of those summoned only two did not
appear. Con O'Neill and M. Silber.
Doorkeeper Keim reported that both
were served with subpoenaes. Mr.
O'Neill is ill, and Silber Is confined at
a Chicago hospital by the amputation
of a foot.
On motion of Abbott, McKinley was
directed to .appoint a committee of
five members to conduct the hearing
at the bar and question witnesses.
McKinley named the committee:
Messrs, Shurtleft and Abbott, republi
cans; Munrce, progressive, and Cline
and Gillespie, democrats.
KANSAS BANKER FINED
50 FOR THEFT OF CIGARS
Winfield, Kan., May 27. Grant Staf
ford, banker, yesterday paid fines of
$."0 and costs for stealing cigars. It
was announced that he had decided
not to undergo the ordeal Involved In
carrying the case to the district court.
Stafford still maintains his innocence.
He was found guilty a few days ago
on five counts of stealing cigars from
local dealers. .
KING GEORGE ON
WAY BACK HOfnE
Berlin, May 27. King George and
Queen Mary terminated their visit to
day with a rqview of the guards army
corps which is holding a spring parade
at Potsdam. The review was follow
ed by a gala luncheon at Potsdam
place. Their majesties left for Eng
land late this afternoon. No confirma-
tirn is obtainable of a report recei ved j
from London that Emperor William is '
j to visit Portsmouth in August escort-;
ed by a squadron of German warships. '
Congressman Follows At
tack of President With
FOR AN INVESTIGATION
Seeks Information on Tactics
Being Employed by Sugar
and Wool Interests.
Washington, D. C, May 27. Congress-
man Clyde H. Tavenner today intro
duced a resolution for an investigation
of the lobbies being conducted in
Washington by the sugar and other
big tariff interests, which were de
scribed yesterday in a statement giv
en out by President Wilson. It is ex
pected the administration will back:
The small army of tariff lobbyists
which has been occupying Washing
ton since the Underwood bill passed
the house was in a state of confusion
today because of the president's sud
den and vigorous attack on the "nu
merous, industrious, insidious lobby."
Many who assumed the president's
statement referred to them, although
he called none by name and designat
ed none, even personally or by infer
ence, began issuing statements and
preparing interviews to justify their
position. Senator Kenyon of Iowa
called at the White house and com
mended the president for his stand
against the lobbyists.
CI MMIXS I HUES IXQVIRT.
Senator 'rnmlns presented to the
senate a resolution to direct Vice Pres
ident Marshall to appoint five sena
tors to investigate President Wilson's
charge that a lobby exists in Wash
ington to Influence legislation, par
ticularly the tariff bill, and report
within 10 days.
LA FOLI.ETTE TO TALK WEEK.
Part of the republican program for
defeating the tariff., bill in the senate
was outlined today. More than twen
ty senators, including Cummins, Nor
rts and Works have long speeches in
preparation. La Follette plans to talk
one whole week on many features of
Calgary, May 27. Just what, action
the civil authorities would take re
garding the unexpected arrest late last
night of Arthur Pelkey, following his
complete exoneration by the coroner's
jury from charges connecting him with
tjhe death of Luther McCarty, who
died in the ring Saturday, was prob
lematical early today. The northwest
mounted police, who took Pelkey in
custody the second time last night, re
fused to give any statement.
Pelkey was arraigned today for man
slaughter and released on $10,000 ball.
His preliminary hearing was set for
McCarty's body was sent to Piqua,
Ohio, this morning for burial.
The jury deliberated only a short
time before returning the verdict,
which also exonerated all principals
in the staging of the contest.
Those who have been handling the
legal end of . the case have protested
that the jury was made up principal
ly of men who are friendly to Burns.
Referee Ed W. Smith, Tommy Burns;
Ml'.liam McCarney, McCarty's man
ager, together with a dozen attendants
were witnesses at the hearing.
Dr. H. H. Mosh'er, who conducted
thi autopsy, testified a blow on the
edge of the right jaw, the dislocation
of the fourth cervical vertebrae, the
hemorrhage of the brain that fol
lowed and the flowing of the blood in
the spinal canal were the cause of Mc
Carty's death. He was on the stand
for more than'an hour and was ques
tioned closely by counsel for Pelkey
and Burns. -
Crown Prosecutor Shaw questioned
Burns, who acknowledged he promot
ed the fight and that McCarty and
Pelkey were to receive $5,000 each ao
cording to the agreement.
Referee Smith testified that not one
hard blow was struck during tb bat
tle. Manager McCarney asserted on the
witness stand that McCarty was in
gcod condition when he entered the
ring. He said that in his opinion,
death was not caused by a blow.
Government to Resign.
Copenhagen, May 27. rTh? govern
ment will resign June 12, as a result
of the recent elections.