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Front page April 28, 1915: 'Tempestuous' Roosevelt again takes the stand

Among the local coverage on the day's front page:

"Says Platt controlled the Senate"

"SYRACUSE -- Colonel Roosevelt today spent his most tempestuous day on the witness stand. After his cross-examination was concluded shortly before 11 o'clock, Roosevelt explained in detail the contributions to the 1904 Republican campaign fund and his relations with 'Boss' Platt.

" 'On certain points,' said Roosevelt, 'because of his wide knowledge, I found Mr. Platt's advice of great value.' "

"Brewers expect to banish many saloons in city"

"Predicated on two 'ifs,' Erie county will turn over to New York state next October upwards of $400,000 more than ever before paid for liquor licenses. One of these 'ifs,' contingent on Governor Whitman signing a bill passed in the closing hours of the legislature boosting the cost of licenses 25 per cent, may be dismissed with small consideration, it being regarded as certain that the executive approval will be given the measure.

"The other 'if' hinges on whether the brewers take out as many licenses as are now in force."

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April 28 1915

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