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AClLLNE WLXJnXT KrriXCXCn, ABSXEXE, KANSAS, MAT 3, iOtS.
ROOSEVELT NOT A TEETOTALER Asserts Urn He Uses' Only Wine and Champagne. MILK AND BRANDY FAVORITES ocooooooGiooooooooKXoooooooooooooooocoooooooaooooo tOOOOOOOOOOOCf ?, WSt. Tm3 la Forty Minute Statement Telia of His Life and the Kinds of Liquor He Likes Mid Dislikes. r Marquette, Mich, May 88. Theo dore Roosevelt gaT ' In court to day, almost In detail, a list of the Alcoholic drinks be had swallowed In the course of his life. Before a Jury drawn from this .hard-drinking country, he Jerked cut a crisp, detailed denial that be Is a drunkard or ever has been unV der the Influence of drink. The colonel's seat In the witness chair was on a level with the faces of the Jurors and as he talked he leaned toward them, punching the air with his fist and biting off the ends of his words, somewhat to the astonishment of the slow talking woodsmen, who ' speak seldom and gesticulate never. George A. Newett, of Ishpemlng, the editor whom Roosevelt is suing for $10,000 damages for publica tion of charges against the Colon el's sobriety, sat grimly listening as the witness told his story. When Mr. Pound, his counsel, after a brief outline of the plaintiff's case to the Jury, called the Colonel to the witness stand, the latter, who lad been inconspicuous among a number of prospective witnesses and visitors, stepped brlskfy for ward. "Now tell the Jury" Instructed the lawyer, and Jthe client who had teen president twisted his chair to -face the Jurors in their box, and proceeded to "tell them" as directed, "At public dinners I aome times drink, a glass of champagne, per haps two; on an average I may say one glass of champagne a month." The witness snapped his words out to ihis pjecullar distinct, choppy enunciation, and added, after a momentary pause with emphasis, "and I do that in public." At this Judge Richard C. Flannlgan, pre siding over 'thjcourt, rebuksd an uiburst of laughter. 'Tbere was a fine bed of mint at the' whtye house" continued the witness, who was fett pretty much to tell his own story. Then, his yes sparkled and he said: "I may have drunk a half dosen mint Juleps in a year." . A light supply of wine and liquor -was taken on the African expedi tion, and of this i bottle of brandy was. taken along-for the Colonel. The physician of the expedition measured It out to him from time 1 to time for chills or other reasons. " "I touched nothing else In the eleven months," continued the wit ness, "and the doctor, apparently out of a whim at the, end of the trip measured what was left and Cound that I had consumed Just sev ' en ounces." , Horace Andrews of the defense devoted little time to cross1 examina tion. Mr. Andrews' manner Is aua wlty itself. He treads and speaks aoftlr. Only when a witness tries to enter into further explanations than his questions require does his voice rise. At such times bis tones aeem to have claws. 'Colonel Roosevelt, however, was a tractable witness and Mr, An drews made no great attempt to J change his testimony. He interpos ed severa objections of a minor nature, but the witness, deeply in terested and stirred as lie seemed to be at refutlng-what his suit alleges was a Jibel. always . stopped short and waited for the ruling of , the court. The witness expressed a detesta tion for whisky and beer. Of the latter he could remember having taken only one mouthful In his life. That was at the Deutchers club In Milwaukee, where he was urged to pay the tribute of a swallow of the amber brew which forms one of the city's leading Industries., A's for whisky, he got it mostly under pro test unon Insistence of his doctors who put a teaspoontul of It in gob- ' lets of milk wnlcn tney sometimes Dressed upon him on occasions of ' extreme fatigue in the midst of poli tical campaigns. Henry Rauthier, city assessor of Ishpdmlng, was the next wttnesa He testified concerning the publi cation of the alleged libel. Attorney for Mr. Newett said they would concede -the publication of ' the article', but Colonel Roosevelt's attorneys said they would Insist np- proving it. Jacob A. Rils, the 'writer, called store. high store ' 4 2 1 as the ; first important witness for Colonel' Roosevelt, testified he was 64 years old and was born in Den mark. Riis said he became acquainted with Roosevelt becauseof their mu tual interest in the welfare of the poorer classes in New Tork. "I made him my brother," said Riis.4 "For days , ana nights we walked the streets together, watch ing whether the police were on duty and looking into the condition of those desperate tenement houses." "During the flfteejn years you have known Mr. Roosevelt did you ever see him under the influence of liquor?" "Oh, Lord, no," replied Mr. Riis. "The statement that he 'is a free user of liquor is a Jle. I have seen this man under the greatest stress and never have seen him resort to liquor." "Is he is blasphemous man 7 "No,7 he Is a gentleman," ' Dr. T. N. Rlxey, surgeon general U. 8. N., retired, who was the offi cial white house physician for Presi dent McKlnley and for Colonel Roosevelt when the latter occupied the mansion, spoke in so low a voice that Attorney Pound from time to time admonished him to "please speak up." , Attorneys Andrews, whose voice is smooth and low, on cross, examin ation rather played even with the doctor. . , Dr. Rlxey testified that he saw President RooBevelt practically 'ev ery day and sometimes oftener. He kept an anxloua eye on Mm, owing to the heartiness of his appetite and his fondness for violent exercise. It was necessary 'also to guardagalnst a slight fever to which the former We ha vein this May Production what are probably the largest and best, selected stock of all-year-round furniture andTloor coverings so far presented, Furniture, Carpets, Rugs for which the demand is insistent and regular, the span of the season is covered by the display. j , And not an unworthy piece is involved no matter how inexpensive we have priced it. With this business going forward so steadily, new and better sources of supply have opened lip new economies made possible." We invite you to share in the savings. Furniture for the 8 Priced Suits for Ea in the No advertisement must contain facts that cannot be backed up, and more, in - If comparative prices are quoted, you shall fine tnem here as stated, neither nor too low but exactly so! This foreword to you, friends, from "The. Home of Good House Furnishings," that always means to "give a little more than the customer expects to get." T5a rfr .. .ihhwm II A m -m jo. ! win .w- r s hi siis.i i aitii at ar jtsmi ir wuta u.:.. .:.-itiun tmai iHi .-.m n v s president was .subject "Did you ever In your life see him under the influence of liquor t" asked Attorney Pound. , Dr. Rlxay's voice for once, be came clearly audible as he answered, "Never." "Is he a frequent drinker?" "He was as moderate a drinker as a man could be who drank anything at all." Depositions of Dr. John B. Mur phy and Dr. Arthur D. Bevan of Chicago, were read as confirming the testimony of1 Doctor Lambert hhat while at Mercy hospital In Chicago, suffering from " the bullet wound, Colonel Roosevelt showed no bIkds of having been ati exces sive user of alcoholic liquor, Doc tor Murphy testified he was called to attend Colonel Roosevelt Octo ber 14, 1912. after Colonel Roose velt was shot, at Milwaukee. Doctor Murphy gave five reasons for , saying that1 ColoneL Roosevelt did not use liquor, as follows "The absence of alcoholic odor on his breath. "The absence of enlargement of the liver. "The absence of tremor of his hands In this period- . "The absence, of blW. "He bad to have no stlnfulants of any kind during the progress of his case and hie nervous system was evenly . balanced." On cross examination Doctor Murphy said he had heard gossip about Colonel Roosevelt being a drinking man, Wit that here re ports had been dnly Incidental and that he had paid no attention to them until he came te examine Col onel Roosevelt. Doctor Beva testified that he had ummer ch and Home. ABILENE, KANSAS ; been called to attend Colonel Roose velt with Doctor Murphy. "Was the condition of his nerves such as would result from the with drawal of alcoholic stimulants from a person addicted to their use?" "On the contrary," said poctor Bevan, "our thorough physical ex amination showed Colonel Roose velt In magnificent physical condi tion and good shape to resist the effects of a gunshot wound, so much so, that this was marked and In a bulletin which medical consultants issued, we made the 'statement that his excellent physical condition was due to the habitual absteminousness from tobacco and liquor, "If the colonel had been a drink ing man, the medical attendants could easily have recognised that fact during the time we had him under observation." At 4:45 p. m. Judge Flannlgan adjourned court until morning. Fab ring-Funk. At the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Miller this morning at 8 o'clock occurred the wedding of Howard Funk and Miss Bettie Fahrlng, two well known young people of near Abilene. Mrs. C. W. Miller, a sis ter of the bride, plsyed the wedding march, and Rev. Dr. F. 8. Blarney performed the wedding1 ceremony, using the ring service. The house was decorated with' daisies and roses. After the wedding a bountiful four-course breakfast was - served. The young couple went to Kansas City to complete the occasion with a "short trip, after which they will be at home on the groom's fine farm southwest of Abilene. Gifts were numerous and beautiful. mm and Ew Room a 7a . N.V I IVI W-l I .m. i M1 & FOR COUNTY AUTOMOBILE CLUB Organization Should Be Formed in Dickinson Bounty. A Dickinson County Automobile club should be formed in this coun ty. During the past few months clubs have been formed In almost every county of the state and the owners of cars In - the respective counties will work together for the good of the auto owner. The state auto tax is due the first of the month and In Dickinson county over $4000" new money is to be turned Into the 'county treasury for the use of road work. The new law states the money Is to be used on the roads of the county and the owners who pay the tax are organis ed and will see how the money is spent. In many of the counties the fund has been divided up, a cer tain sum set -aside for the work of certain roads each year and it will be but a short time nntil the roads over Kansas will be as fine as ,can be found any place in the west. WHERE AUTO TAX MONEY GOES FOR THE ROADS. The attorney general has given a ruling fon the automobile . - tax fund. The law ears it shall gO to. the "county road Tund for main tenance." There is no such thing as a road fund for the county. There, is a fund for bridges, etc. but the townships levy the road funds for each township. The attorney gen eral holds that the automobile tax 'can be used only for "maintaining" (araggmz; ana KTBUiagf ut coun ty roads; that It Is a fund for "county roads" only. Coontles that a a v Specially the too the have no county roads can not use the money until such roads . are designated. Dickinson last year laid out county roads connecting the principal towns and these will have about 14000 for maintaining them in good condition. MANY SPECIAL PULLMAN ( TRAINS FOR TURNFEST. Germans from all parts of the United States are getting ready to attend the quadrennial international German turnfest in Denver, June 25 to 29. Most of them will go la large parties, traveling by special train. So many of these specials have now been booked that the Pull man company will send a corps of representatives to the Colorado city to handle the parking of the hun dreds of sleeping oars. Denver Mil have a regular "car city" in its sub urb for a period of more than a week. - ,-''.. i i x t Helianthus Is Out. The high school annual for 'IS, the Helianthus, has been published and Is a handsome publication. It has a brown cover with the name embossed In gold and Is filled with interesting material relating to the schools. The drawing are original and clever and the editors did a good Job.' The editor le Ames Rogers; associates, Chauncey Hun ter. Gladys Sbadinger; artists, John Haskell, Ben Haskell, Rachel Has kell. The book Is dedicated o Supt. W. -A. Stacey and contains a memorial tribute to P. G. Hoffman, member of the, board, who d:'e3 Oct. 2, 1S12. s