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VOLUME XXXXIII _ BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 1913 1C, PAGES # NUMBER 22 WEST AND WINCHELL NAMED RECEIVERS FOR FRISCO R. R. BV TIE DISTRICT COURT [Appointment of Receivers Follows Naming of Auxil iary Receivers for Sub sidiary Company IMPENDING CRISIS OF FRISCO AFFAIRS DEPRESSES ITS STOCK ftumor That Means Had Been Found to Tide Company Over, Dis apparted Early Yesterday. Mileage of the System Totals Over 7500 St. I.oiiIn, May 27.—Thomn* H. Went, rhulrmnn of the hoard of dlrectora of the St. I.oiiIn TniNt company, nnd ¥1. I.. Wine hell, premldent of the St. I.oiiIn nnd ► nil Frnnelneo Rnllrnnd company, were nppolnted receiver* for the railroad In the federal dlMtrlct court here lute to day. Appointment of the receivers here took ‘ 1 lace about an hour after appointment ; of ancillary receivers for the Chicago end Eastern Illinois, a subsidiary of the Frisco by the United States district court in Chicago. Application for the appointment of re ceivers for the St. Louis and San Fran-I cisco was made to Circuit Judge Walter j IT. Sanborn, who came here from St i J’aul today, especially to hear the Frisco matter, by the North American company, which is said to be creditor of the Frisco to the extent of $400,000. A receivership was urged as the only solution of the financial difficulties of the road by James: Campbell of St. Louis, president of the Forth American compnny. Stock Depressed The Immediate cause of the receivership was the maturing on June 1 of short time rotes Issued by the road for $2,250,000 Which bear 6 per cent interest. The Impending crisis in the affairs of the Frisco had a depressing influence on Its stock for some time and last week Chairman Yoakum of the railway board of directors came to St. Louis to consult with local Interests concerning the wel fare of the road as to the best ■course to pursue. At first, it was rumored that jaoma means would be found to tide the company over, but this hope wus dissi pated early today when Judge Sanborn and attorneys for the road went into secret conference. At noon It became known that petitions were being prepared for appointment of I a receiver and the scurrying about of attorneys representing various interests started rumors that this proceedings would be opposed. These rumors were verified in part when the formal applica tion was presented to Judge Sanborn late today. Attorneys Frederick W. Lehmann iand Charles Nagel, representing creditors, ;*aid they preferred to have as receivers. I men not connected with the railroad, thus opposing the appointment of Presi dent VYinchell and Mr. West, whose trust company had handled many financial af fairs of the road. Mr. Magel also re quested that the receivership lie made temporarily, until he could get definite Instructions from his clients. Objections of Attorneys Lehmann and Nagel did not prevail with the court who appointed Mr. West and President Win ichell receivers. Thomas Fauntleroy of St. Louis was appointed special commissoner to rep resent tlie court in future proceedings. Application for Receiver Application for the appointment of receivers was laid before the court by Henry 8. Priest, representing the direc tors of the railroad and tile principal bondholders, and acting in behalf of the North American company. He re quested tile, appointment of Mr. West and of Mr. Vl’imhell. The North Amer ican company Is understood to hold as collateral on its loan all the first mort gage bonds on the railroad s federal land grant of 1,250,000 acres in Arizona end New Mexico and $200,000 drat mortgage bonds of the New Orleans, Texas and Mexican Railroad Company, ia subsidiary of the Frisco. The llnan cial difficulties of the road are of long standing and are attributed in part to the southwestern floods of 1911 and J912, in which the road sustained severe losses; to the increased wages of em ployes and to the high price of money. Tlie ownership of the Uilrago arid Hasten! Illinois it is said also lias proved a financial drain on the parent system. The St. Fouls and San Francisco road was leased to Hie Atchison. Topeka and Fante Fe. in 1896 tile road became in dependent. At that time its mileage was about 1500 miles. Four years later It absorbed Hie Kansas City. Fort Scott and Memphis, extending from Kansas (city to Birmingham, and In 1 904 ac quired the Chicago and Kaslern Illi nois. in 1903 tile Frisco was merged with the Rock Island system. This mer ger continued until 1909 hut in lliat year the Frisco passed into the hands of Its present owners. Its mileage new totals more titan 7500. Protective Committees New York, May 27.—Various protective committees to safeguard the interests of holders of St. Louis and San Francisco securities already have been organized. Speyer & Co., who have been the prin cipal fiscal agents of the road, have called for the deposit of the general lien (Continued on Page Thirteen.) ST 1 _ Third Day of University Commencement Replete With Activities GLEE CLUB GIVES ANNUAL CONCERT Important Business Meeting of the Alumni Society—l-’eibelman Wins Oliver Prize—Numerous So cial Features Mark Hay ♦ $ * TODAY’S PROGRAM MBS. + t ♦ * 9 A. M.—Annual meeting of 4 * board of trustees. 4 * 10:30 A. M. — Commencement 4 $ address, Dr, J. H. Kirkland. 4 * chancellor of Vanderbilt univer- * i sity < Mprgan hull). 4 4 11:30 A. M.—Conferring of de- 4 $ greos by the president of the 4 * .university (Morgan hall). * * 9 I*. M;—University reception j 4 (Woods hall). * t My It Aid’ll II. SILVER Tuscaloosa. May 27.--(Special.)—'Tonight at Elks’ hall in Tuscaloosa, the Univer sity Glee club gave an elaborate and beau tiful concert to an immense audience. It is stated that the present Glee club is one of the best the university ever had. The principal social events of the day "pre the lawn party to the commence ment visitors by Mrs. Ellen Peter-Bryce and the commencement cotillion tonight by the L. T. F.’s. Much interest is cen tered in the meeting of the board of trus tees tomorrow, and the commencement address by Dr. Kirkland. Alumni day in all its glory swooped down on the University of Alabama to day. and tonight has left the little city of Tuscaloosa almost breathless. With ideal weather conditions the day has been one continual round of commencement events, ami tonight the University of Ala bama revels in the baseball championship of the S. I. A. A. after a double header baseball game this afternon in which Van derbilt won the first and lost the second by a score of 5 to 1. The whirl of events began this morning with the meeting of the alumni society with the transaction of much important business, and later a powerful address to the alumni society hi Morgan ball by City Commissioner James Weatherly of Bir mingham on "Observations on Commis sion Form of Government.’ This after noon at 1 o'clock, Governor O’Neal was the principal speaker at the alumni ban quet and voiced many important state ments regarding education and school laws in Alabama. Two prizes were announced in the law school today. J. O. Morris of Tusca loosa won the Judge J. J. Mayfield prize for the senior law class on an examina tion on "Evidence." The prize Is a set of "Mayfield's Digest." H. TJ, Feibelman, a bright young law student of Mobile, won the W. B. Oliver prize of $25 on "Law Thesis." The address of Commissioner James Weatherly of Birmingham ibis morning is eonsederad here to have been one of tlie ablest exhortations on commission form of government ever delivered in the state. Mr. Weatherly arrived here this morning and will return to Birmingham tomorrow. Mr., Weatherly handled his subject of government of the modern American city in a heart to heart way that met with much favor with his audience. All who know the genial commissioner of Bir mingham know well Ids delightful stage presence and power of expression and oratory. While the larger part of his ad dress was very serious indeed, statements of his life and experience a:? one of the first commissioners of the greatest city in Alabama, yet many times ids inimit able wit and humor came t*> the front and a ripple of laughter would spread over the audience. "After some two years as city commis sioner of the great city of Birmingham," began Mr. Weatherly. "I have come to the conclusion that ! have but three qualifications. They are first some little of that quality known as honesty. There are some who even deny that. As the second qualification, I believe that I have some common sense, and as the third qualification 1 have excellent health. Takes Out Egotism “ft Is remarkable to experience an«T realize the ability of a public office to take the egotism out of a man. I have never made a single move officially as a member of the commission < f Birming ham. but what there has .been the great est criticism which In two cases has ac tually resulted In successful leferendums. But that is one of the good and proh ; ably the best quality of our new govern ment. When there is criticism and ob jections then you have made the first move to successful self government of a community and the servant who is the victim must learn to take it philosophic ally. When these things occur, I say, it shows that the people are awake to their rights, they know what is going on. they are watching for their interests and the Interests of the community ami they are going to call you down if you do some thing which they know to b * a mstake, and I wish to say that they look at mat ters from a point of view whjeh cannot he secured by an official of the city ami which giyes them a broader and better and safer understanding of the issue which may be in question. “There is a great uprising all over the country for better government. Commission government is merely an effort to place a larger share of the government’s operation in the hands of the people who are governed. Some (Continued on Page Sixteen) JUDITH SOUND INCIDENT WILL NOT BE INVESTIGATED Washington, May 27.—Secretary Daniels announced today that no formal Inquiry would be made into the incident that oc curred In Judith sound last month when ^gunners on the monitor Tallahassee tired at the secretary's yacht. Dolphin, mis taking It for a target ship. Alter talking with members of the Senate and House t ■gyal committees who were aboard the Dolphin at the time the secretary decided merely to write n letter to the cpjnmatf der of the Tallahassee. admonishing him to caution the men responsible for th«* mistake. The incident occurred April 25. A shell from one of the Tallahassee's 12-inch guns was said to have passed over the stern of the Dolphin, wl^ich had on boarl members of the congressional cuipmittee watching the target practice. Preparations For Gettysburg Celebration Left to right, standing: Messrs. Appleton and Skelton, Massachusetts commissioners for the (iettysburg re union, and T. H. Humphries, engi neer in charge. The celebration of the fiftieth anniver sary of the battle of Gettysburg*, on June 29, Is being prepared for with great thor oughness. The Held js being transformed into a vast camping ground, where terns wili be erected for the accommodation of the tO.COO veterans who will he present. From left to right the personnel of the picture is Messrs. Appleton and Skelton, Massachusetts commissioners for the re union, and T. H. Humphries, engineer In charge. BUILDING THE TENT CITY AT GETTYSBURG Thousands Of Veterans Participate In Opening Of Chattanooga Reunion < hiMtnnoosn. May 27.—William W'. Olil, Jr., of Norfolk, Vo., late today arOin elected commander-ln-chief of the Son* of Confederate Veteran*' organization, now In hcmnIoti here. The next reunion of the Son* of Veteran* will he held In the city clionen for the annual reunion of the United Confederate Veteran*. Chattanooga, May 27.—Eloquent ad dresses. spectacular parades and scores of social entertainment in honor of veterans, sponsors and maids of honor, characterized the opening day of the twenty-third annual United Confeder ate Veterans’ reunion in tills city The only discordant note was sounded at the first business session of the vet *••••••••«! ••Illillll.. erans when hisses finally drowned out. i by cheers slightly delayed Gov. Ren W. Hooper of Tennessee In delivering his address of welcome. The Tennessee : executive, who is said to have been tlie first republican governor to welcome a reunion of Confederate veterans, dis regarded the disturbance and was given an ovation at the conclusion of his remarks. Throughout the day the influx of vis itors continued. Every train added hun dreds to the thousands already in the city. Although the weather was threatening no rain fell and the tem perature remained in the sixties. Fair and warmer weather is predicted for tomorrow. Despite the coolness, hun dreds of sponsors representing almost every division In the Confederate army participated in the parade this after noon. In filmy gowns and lares they were driven in automobiles along the principal streets in the < ity. Thous ands lined the sidewalks to witness the pageant while the capacity of spe cial reviewing stands on Broad street was taxed to the utmost. Review Parade Gen. Rennet H. Voting, commander in chief of the United Confederate Vet erans, and Governor Hooper, with their staffs, reviewed the parade from an of ficial stand erected at General Young's headquarters. The aged veterans who thronged the streets appeared to enjoy the display immensely. As each automobile passed filled with beautiful women and girls the veterans leaned far over the re straining ropes along tne street*, \\ a\ d their hats and threw kisses to the (Continued on Page Sixteen) SENATE TO INSTITUTE THOROUGH PROBE OF MINERS'CONDITIONS Investigation of Situation Which Led to Declaration of Martial Law in West Virginia niHblniton, May 27_By the tItb vore vote the Semite toiloy oilonteil the reNoliitloo niitliorlzlng n sweeping In vest Igntlnn of conditions preceding alid aeeompanylnK the strike of eoal min ers in the Paint Creek region In West Vlrglnln, The resolution Introduced In somewhat different form by Senator Kern has beer, before the Senate for a month, -the sub ject of many bitter attacks and of scores of speeches of commendation. Coder the resolution’s authority, the Senate through the education and labor committee will look into charges of pe onage in West Virginia; of violation of the immigration laws, of interference with the mails and poetoffices, and of viola lion of the constitution and t.iws of ihe I’nited Stakes in Ihe trial of ritizens ’ y a military tribunal. It will examine re ported combinations among operators in violation of the Sherman anti-trust act, and alleged discrimination by immigration authorities and determine whether arms and explosives were Imported into Paint Creek for improper use. The terms of the authorization are so broad that the committee will he able to inquire into anything and everything which figured in the troubles between tlio miners and the operators. Second in History The investigation will be the second In ihe history of t,.e ration so far as sena tors have shown in debate, to be made ^^Voollmiert^on^HaKe^'Thlrteeu^)^^' TODAY’S AGE-HERALD 1— Receivers for Frisco R. R. appointed, v' eat her ly makes alumni address. Thousands of veterans attend re union. Bryan to discuss tariff protests. Roosevelt gives testimony In libel suit 2— Denny makes report to trustees. 3— O'Neal points out needed reforms. 4— Editorial comment. 6— Mediation board to hold session today. Campbell goes to Washington today I.ittle surprise at receivership. To abolish military at Howard, fi— Society. 7— Sports. .... 5— Neede savings bank forging ahead, in—Dolly Dalrylnple. 11— Oratorical prizes established by Ala bama alumni. 12— Alabama plan? of steel, corporation. 13— Stale politics dominated by city of Birmingham. 14— Markets. A6— Postmasters are named at Decaturs. GRAND JURY TAKES ACTION AGAINST MODERN DANCING "Deplorable Results to Morals of Young People,’’ Reads Pre sentment Handed Down By New York Grand Jury New York, May 27.—The grand jury to day handed down a presentment against modern dances. “Within the last few months the amount of suggestive, sensual darvdng in hotels and restaurants, where the sale of liquor is allowed, has greatly increased in the city of New York," reads the pre sentment. "and we believe with deplor able results to the morals o' the young many of whom are able, without the knowledge of their parents, to frequent such places owing to the fact that danc ing therein takes place during the after noon as well as the evening * ,#It appears to us that the statutes should he so amended that liquor tax certificates shall be summarilv forfeited in the case of all premises in which dances of an immoral nature are al lowed.” PEACE DELEGATES Grey Impatient at Futile Delay—Practically an Ultimatum T-ondon. May 2S.-The growing dis pleasure In diplomatic circles of ihe great powers at the attitude of Greece and Servia found expression today in what practically amounts lo an ultima tum which Sir Edward Grey, the British secretary for foreign affairs, delivered to the delegates of the belligerents. The communication made it clear that enough time has been spent in futile discussions of Ihe peace settlement and the moment had arrived for signing the draft treaty. Despite assertions to the contrary, the ambassadors were from the first averse to modification of the draft, not because of ihe character of the pio posed changes so much as because or the delay which would attend fresh dis cussions. Furthermore ii was pointed out that the proposed modifications were useless In those cases whic h had been left in the hands of the powers. Consequently the delegates were informed lhat a decision had been readied and that peace should be signed. It was also intimated that those stales which were prepared to sign should do so and that It would serve no purpose •for those not prepared to sign to re main longer, thereby intimating that the .recalcitrants may continue the war. Notified (Governments The Servians and Greeks have notified their home governments or this situa tion and are waiting Instructions. ’Ihe Turks and Bulgars are ready to sign and it is not expected that the Montene grins will offer objections. Some erf the Balkan delegates express Ihe opinion that the communication of Ihe powers savors more of Intervention than of mediation. But the real reason ^ tcontlnucd on **■*« Thirteen.) - E. H GARY DIO NOT DECEIVE ROOSEVELT Steel Corporation Intro duces New Testimony in Steel Trust Suit New \ork. May 27 -Testimony to prove that Elbert H. Gary, chairman of th< t nited States Steel corporation, and II. c. Frick, a director, did not deceive Presi dent Roosevelt, as alleged by the gov ernment. when they told him it was nec essary for the corporation to take over the Tennessee foal. Iron and Railroad company to stop the panic of 1907, was in troduced by the defense today in the gov ernment suit to dissolve the corporation as an illegal combination. The testimony was given by Thomas W. Joyce, a security clerk in the office of J. P. Morgan & Co. According to the government complaint Gary and Prick misrepresented the facts when they told President Roosevelt that the brokerage firm ol Moore & Schley held a majority of the Stock of the Ten nessee Coat. Iron and Railroad < oinpuny and that the firm would fail and the Panic lie accentuated unless the stock pledged, as collateral for loans was ex changed for bonds of the 1 'nited States Steel corporation. It was not true the complaint stated, that Moore A- Schley had an amount.of the stock even approx imating a majority. Examined Hooks Today Mr. Joyce testified that on Sun day, November 3. IttOT, the day before Gary and Prick went to Washington to see the President, he hail made an examina tion of Moore & Schley's books, at the direction of Mr. Morgan, and found that firm had 137.7<m shares of the Tennessee company's total outstanding stock nf 2fffl,iJ00 shares, of which only itk.oeo shares were not tied up tn collateral pledged for loans. lie said he had so reported to Mr. Morgan at the meeting of fftianners held that night at rhe Morgan library. Mr. Gary followed Joyce on the stand hut after testifying briefly concerning t< oaiinurd ou Page Thirteen) k.' The Cabinet Devotes Entire Meeting to This Phase | of Situation NUMEROUS PROTESTS HAVE BEEN FILED Reported That tier man Ambassador Will Bring to Washington Protest Against Import Provision. Tilts Between Democrats Washington, May 27.—Chairman Sim mons of the Senate finance commit tea will cal! at tho state department tomor row to discuss with Secretary Bryan the perplexing problems which have arisen because of foreign protests to administra tive features of the tariff bill. Nearly the entire tigie of today's cabinet meeting was devoted to this phase of the situa tion. Senator Simmons after arranging to day for a conference with the Secretary of State, admitted that numerous pro tests had been filed with tho committoo from Germany. France, Gr eat Britain and other countries. He said that before the committee took action relating to them, the whole question world be thor oughly discussed with tlie state depart ment. Might Abrogate Treaties Complaints have been made that cer tain clauses of the rnderwoo 1 bill would abrogate treaties with foreign countries. It was reported that the German am bassador would soon bring to Washing ton a protost against the provision which would grant a 5 per cent discount in the tariff on imports in American owned or controlled vessels. There have been in timations that President Wilson would not object to an elimination of this pro vision which is said tn be held by Get many to violate the commerce and navi gation treaty Lf ls_’R. Ambassador Jus seraiid of France also has lodged pro tests which the finance committee chair man ami state department heads will discuss. Hearings Close Tariff hearings b\ the Senate financ* sub-committees which have been in pro gress for nearly a month, closed tonight and tomorrow will begin the actual work of revising the schedules as they came from the House. With the close of the hearings the tariff became the subject of | discussion iti the Senate, enlivened bv ; references to President Wilson's denun ciation of tariff lobbyists and another tilt I between democratic senators on the ; sugar question. Senator Thomas attacked flic "over capitalization of tlie beet sugar compan ies." declaring that the fat),000,000 capi talization of tiie companies in Colorado was $30,000,000 water, upon which they paid dividends on the ' preferred apd watered stock" and that one of the companies had a surplus in excess of $10,000,000. Senator Reed of Missouri raid that a Michigan beet sugar company had a capi talization of more than $9.ooo,ooo, $6,000,000 of which was scheduled as good will. Senator Thornton of Louisiana spoke of remarks made by Senator Martine, refer ring to the Louisiana senators as "ca lamity howlers." Senator Martine replied that he had not meant to reflect upon the Louisiana senators. "But," Senator Martine continued, "I deny the right of tin* senators from Louisiana to come to tl «■ people of New Jersey and demand tint we shall hold them up by the chins to keep their heads above water. You ha\* known for a long time what was coniine and why in heaven's name haven't > ou adjusted your selves'.’ If you can't grow sugar, grow something else." Part of the republican programme for debating the tariff bill in the Senate was outlined today. More than twenty senators have long speeches in preparation. Senator La Follf tte plans to talk for a week on many features of the bill. PARTIAL ALIBI IS PROVED BY WOOD _ Was Attending: Conference at Time Supposed to He Furthering; Conspiracy Rost fill. VInv 27.- Tlie d<feri«e in the dynamite conspiracy trial succeeded today in introducing evidence that on the night of January 19. 112. during the hours when the government alleges President William .Vi. Wood of llie American Woolen com pany and Frederick K. Atteaux were fur thering a conspiracy to “plant” dyna mite at Lawrence, both defendants were attending a conference •of mill agents, during which an appeal to the strikers to return to work was agreed upon. Since tlie beginning of the trial the prosecution has sought to prove that Wood. Atteaux and Dennis .1. Collins, conspired with John .1. Rreen and K. W. Pitman, to prejudice public opinion against the strike of textile operatives at Lawrence by hiding dynamite on fhem ‘ises occupied by the strikers. The evi dence regarding tlie conference was brought out during the cross-examination of Walter M. Lament, agent of the Wood mill, one of the American Woolen com pany’s plant at Luwretice. On his direct examination the witness said he saw At teaux at Wood's home at Ardover on the night of January 19. NEVER INTOXICATED IN HIS LIFE, CIS! OF TESTIMONY GIVEN BY COLONEL ROOSEVELT Former President Gives His Character on Stand in Suit Against (1. A. Newett NOT TOTAL ABSTANER BUT TAKES GLASS OF WINE OCCASIONALLY Lengthy Testimony (iiven by the Plaintiff Before Jury — Expert Testimony Furnished to Cor roborate the Statements. Laughter in (ourt • * ~ I • S’I’II IK IM, ST\Ti;UI. VIS BY 4 • (Ol.ONEL ROOSKJVKI.T. * 4 - 4 • ‘‘I am not a total abstainer.' 4 ,4 I have never drunk a high- • j 4 hall or a cocktail in my life." 4 4 "I don't amok**. I don't drink • 4 beer and I don't drink red wine." 4 4 "1 have never drunk whisky or 4 4 brandy except when the doctor 4 4 prescribed it." 4 4 "The only wines I have drunk 4 4 have been white wines, madetra, 4 4 champagne 01 very oecasionally 4 4 a glass of sherry." 4 4 "At home and at dinner f often f 4 drink a glass or two of white 4 4 wine and Poland water." 4 4 "At public dinners 1 some- t • times drink a glass of cham- 4 4 pagne, or perhaps two. On an 4 4 average I may drink one glass of 4 4 champagne a month." 4 • ♦ Marquette, Midi., May 27.- Theodore Roosevelt, a picture of rudfl> \ igor land perfect health, turned a square jaw In the direction of 12 farmers, team sters, miners and woodsmen in court today and gave his character for so briety as "not a total abstainer’' but never intoxicated In his life, ills testi mony and that of others, corroborated such a description of abstemiousness. If the sturdy looking man v\ho spent seven years in performing the duties of President of the United Slates saw anything curious in his position of ex plaining to tile 12 toilers that lm was not really a drumird, as charged in avu alleged libelous editorial by the de fendant, George A. Ncwctt, his coun tenance diil not betray it, nor did ills ma liner. When Mr. Pound, his counsel, after a brief outline of the plaintiff's case to the jury called Uolonel Roosevelt to the stand, the latter, who had been In conspicuous among a number of pros pective witnesses and visitor stepped briskly forward. "Now tell the jury.4 instructed the lawyer, and the client proceeded to tell them as directed. In epitome, the former Presidents testimony showed that In drank liquor or wine when compelled to for indis position or when the conventionality of public occasions required, except that lie takes a glass of light wine, rarely two glasses, with his meals. Indicate Physical Vigor much ut tiic succeeding testimony was introduced to indicate that the plaintiff s physical vigor, his function al perfection, his violence of exercise anil capacity for work could not exist in the person of one who got drunk and that not infrequently, as the al leged libelous editorial in the Iron Un charged. important witnesses on this phase of the examination were Dr. Alex Lambert, Colonel Roosevelt's family physician and intimate friend of 30 years, and Dr. T. N. Rixey, surgeon general i\ S. N., retired, whose official duties during the McKinley and Roose velt terms of office included little else than to guard the presidential physical well-being. Other witnesses were Jacob ltiis and Gilson Gardner, the former a sociologist and writer, and the latter a newspaper tnan whose duty for many years compelled him to take close note <»f everything pertaining to Colonel Roosevelt. Dr. Lambert testified he had made a special study of the heart ami lungs and of the effect of alcohol, to bacco, opiates and drugs on the human system. When Mr. Andrews, on cross-examina tion. suggested that witnesses' knowl edge of what the colonel drank at meal time dltl not extend to breakfasts, the doctor said. “Oh, yes, indeed. I have frequently stayed at the Roosevelt home all night and might drop in at breakfast any day, as I frequently did." Study of Alcoholism Dr. Lambert said he had given special attention to the study of alcoholism more than to any other line; had written a book on the subject, which was standard in the profession and probably during his career had treated 40,000 cases of al coholism and allied disorders. "At public dinners I sometimes drank a glass of champagne, perhaps two; on an average, 1 may say one glass of cham pagne a month.” The witness snapped his words’ out in his peculiar, distinct, choppy enunciation and added, after a momentary pause, with (Contiuned on I'age Klevea) WILSON’S ATTITUDE ON CIVIL BILL UNCERTAIN Washington, May 27.—Whether Presi dent Wilson will sign nr veto the sundry civil bill, with its clause exempting labor unions and farmers’ organizations from prosecution under certain funds set aside for operation of the anti-trust laws, still is ar. open question The President today sent for Senator Martin of Virginia and Representative Fitzgerald of New Vork, chairmen of th«* two congressional committees on appro-, priatlnns and t.'Liked at length with them about the hill. At the conclusion of thi conference White flouse officials were si lent. Senator Martin said he had no in timation that the bill would b© vetoed. Representative Fitigerald was not in « lined to discuss the subject at all. It is considered likelv that the Presi dent will make known in a few days Just what his position will be toward the much talked of exemption clause Pressure has been strong from many sides urging him to veto the bilk on the ground that IL sets up a precedent for class legislation.