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can Espouses Cause of Hobson for Senate DEVELOPMENTS OF WEEK IN POLITICS Anti-Saloon League Leader Krom Ohio Here During Week in Defense of Hobson for * the Senate By HUGH W. RORF.ltT* Proof of the charge that the repub lican party has entered into a con spiracy to encompass the defeat of os car W. 1'nderwood. the main support of the democratic administration, is reoured. 1 The Philadelphia North American, a f- newspaper which has never supported a democrat, which fought Woodrow Wilson and is still fighting him. and ^ hlch has lost no opportunity io sink Its dirk into the back of every indi vidual strongly identified with demo cratic principles, has entered the sen ator's! contest. It Is giving its sup * port to R. P. llohson. this because of its hurtling desire to slap the admin istration of President Wilson and crip ple that administration. In a political sense the week was not withbot its interest despite the fact that there is no question but that the - “captain lias sunk his cause.” and. con ■cquently. there is no speculation or GUS LEE Candidate for SHERIFF I Of Jeflerson County partisan dispute as to the outcome. The Rev. Perley A. Baker of Wester ville. o., viisted the state and issued a masterful argument in defense of th* captain and the Rev. Brooks Lawrence. ! f Iso of Ohio. Another contributing cause to the week’s excitement was thi* letter of W. H. Watkins, printed In Th. Aye-Herald, in which the charge was brought that the captain deesrted th« j standard of Frank S. Wbite becaus* ■ •iobn >1. Bankhead was a prohibi- ' tionist. • * • Tile most significant event of the , week was tlie entrance of the Phila delphia North American. That newspa per sent its Washington correspondent, Angus McSween, to Alabama. Angus McSween, writing with the slimy quill that. Gilson Gardner—another Hobson republican—discarded, published the slander that Alabama Is a “backward and reactionary’’ state, and gave as a reason by suggestion the fact that tnis st;stc is supporting for the Sen ate Oscar \V. Underwood, the great House leader of democracy, “the strong ally of President Wilson.’’ For the Hobson couse, which this vir ile typewrit 1st so passionately es poused. his article was most unfortu nate. Jie made it plain that his pa per. a journalistic high priest of re publican protection, was hopeful that Underwood would be beaten because" it is Underwood—and not Hobson— who has stood with President Wilson and shaken loose the talons of fabulous and crooked wealth from the torn throat of the common people of Amoi ica. To slap the face of the admin istration which lias estopped the glut inous feast of republican bloodsuckers, is the ardent desire of the republicans and they know that their opportunity . line when Underwood presented bim s,*lf to IBs own people for consider ation. And thus is explained the un usual activity of the Philadelphia North American and its insolent sug gestion lhat Alabama defeat Under v»'°od because lie has fought the battles, the victorious battles, of democracy. It is a significant fact that the re publicans have little of that chilling fear of the prowess of the captain, th. captain who says that Underwood dors not stand with Wilson—“where we pro gressives stand.” • * * And then came the Rev. Perley A Baker of Westerville, c >. Ilc joined an other resident of that state, the Rev. Brooks Lawrence, in urging 1 He selec tion of the captain, lie expressed fear that the prohibitionists of Alabama ate not capable of judging for them selves, because, as lie intimated, they do not seem to know whut is involved, what tremendous issues are at stake. The reverend gentlemen from Ohio is sued a statement, but on tile subject in which Alabama is Interested—hr was significantly silent. He did not tell tn • people that lie called at the office of Mr. Underwood to render thunks for i he service rendered by the Ala bamian in behalf of the Webb anti shipping bill, lie did not tell the peo ple that lie afterward wrote Congress man Brumbaugh of Ohio, urging him l«« cal on Mr. Underwood and render thanks. He did not tell tlie people that he subsequently wrote urging the con gressman hot to render thanks. be cause of the peculiar light which po litical factoinists were preparing to wage against the democrat in his own stale. Mr. Underwood told the story. Con gressman Brombaugh told Mr. Under wood. That gentleman explained that he and Dr. Baker had called at the office of the House leader and bad found him absent; that later Dr. Baker wrote him to express bis thanks to Mr. Underwood; that later still, lie had received another letter, and that in that letter Dr. Baker bad told him that he had heard from Lawrence, that Dr. Lawrence had w. I ten concerning the nature of the figi t which he and ins allies were preparing to wage p gainst Mr. Underwood—and that, as a result. Mr. Brombaugh, in the event that lie had not already done so, might refrain from expressing the thanks of the head of the Anti-saloon league. While in Birmingham, of none of these things Dr. Baker spoke. He was ener getically engaged in frying another variety of the finny tribe. One of the most humorous conrti I When In Need L Of anything in the way of fixtures, wall cases, tables, shelving, lunch counters, ice boxes or anything in the “carpenter line,” i walk down to my place, which is right in I town, and L will be glad to make estimates, ■ guaranteeing prices to be right, work A-l and service unequaled. [A. H. Moore 1724 1st Ave. Phone 3425 I (Advertisement) W. Barnes Morgan for the Legislature TO THE PEOPLE OE JEFFERSON COUNTY: Yielding to a desire to serve the public iu a practical way by attaining the passage of a few necessary laws, 1 have de cided to enter the race for the state legislature April (>. If elect ed, I will use iny utmost power to secure laws as follows: fl. To provide for free text-books for all grades in our pub J lie schools. I have co-operated with others in securing free text books for the first four grades, and will endeavor to extend the free text-book system by legislation to all grades in the public schools of the county, and will advocate compulsory education for the state at large. 2. To provide for municipal ownership of waterworks, so that water may be provided our people at cost. 3. To provide for an immediate reform in our court pro .1 cedure, eliminating, as far as possible, technical obstructions to the administration of justice, advocating the payment of wit nesses in criminal cases in cash, out of the general funds of the county. 4. To restrain by all reasonable means the promotion of selfish and private interest at the expense of the public welfare. In order to attain these ends, I will appreciate the support '< of all good citizens, regardless of factions'. 1 have lived in this county 24 years and will honestly endeavor to represent all the ' people if honored with the office. , IU * W. BARNES MORGAN. i THE HOBSON BUBBLE HAS COMPLETELY COLLAPSED Alabama Proves Unresponsive to Eloquence Which Has Made Charges Against Underwood, Everyone of Which Has Been Completely Disproved By HIGH W. ROBKRTS The Hobson bubble has completely collapsed. ■ Alabani remains as unresponsive to the captains eloquence as if Alabama was a corpse. The first statement causes no sur prise. For every well posted man In Alabama knew that Hobson would be I beaten. In the second statement, how ever. there is a sensation in politics. I No man as industrious as Hobson, as indefatigable as JTobson, as skilled in declamation as Hobson, as smooth in adriot appeal as Hobson, as clever in dramatic climaxes as Hobson, lias ever in Alabama history fared so ! badly. There are reasons offered. The one ; is that by his permanent residence in Alabama during the session of Con gress, he impresses the ordinary man | w ith the idea that 1m* has a fine dis- i icg-ard for h‘s duty, that he is drawing money belonging to the people without ulschargiug the duties Imposed by Un people. The other is that Hol>son preferred loo many charges against his opponent, i')scar XV. Underwood, democrat, and was able to prove none of them. * * In the beginning, Hobson charged that Underwood was the tool of the iiquor interests. 'fills was regarded is a Joke. lie next charged that his snip port of tlie Webb anti-shipping bill wgs insincere. I. Y. Webb, author of I he bill, authorised the publication of letters proving this charge unfounded. And then Hobson charged that Un* lervvood was the tool of big business. The tariff bill proved that charge un founded, and the story of the tariff bill proved that on four occasions, Mr. Hobson voted with Dulz«Jl, Cannon, Payne and oilier high priests of re publican protection in an effort to re a-in the prohibitive republican tariff un lumber, * manufactured in the Sixth listrict. And then Hobson charged that t’n- , ienvooil was unfriendly to labor. But lers published on authority of Samuel Jumpers and Frank Morrison, national labor leaders, proved that Underwood ivas and had been the friend of labor, mid that Hobson was not and had not been. fe ^ * * * And then Hobson preferred the >otions of the week was the letter of Mr. Watkins, 5800 North Third ave nue. Air. Walk'ns was much exercised in -egard to the published fact that t'up ; a i ti Hobson, in the senatorial cam paign of 1910. pledged his support to ’apt. Frank S. White, a prohibition ist. and after furnishing Captain IVhite with his Sixth district mailing list, deserted without notice or wani ng and rushed to the standard of ’apt. John H. Bankhead, a local op [ionist. Mr. Watkins contended that Mr. Bankhead was a prohibitionist. To sup port his contention lie published an ;xcerpt-—an excerpt—from a statement issued by Mr. Bankhead in November, i909. In that excerpt Mr. Bankhead Mated that lie had. always voted for prohibition. That excerpt—and this ract was overlooked—was contained in tiie statement which he issued set ting forth his reasons—not for sup porting prohibition—but for opposing m prohibition amendment which cer tain anti-saloon league politicians wished to incorparate in the consti tution of the state. Captain White qave this amendment faithful support. It *s unfortunate that Mr. Watkins overlooked these facts. Mr. Watkins challenged “Underwood j allies’ to say whether or not they charge that Bankhead was untrue to the cause of prohibition. Captain Hobson so charged, repeat edly. eloquently, dramatically, force fully, and so charged on every stump in the Sixth district. He charged that Mr. Bankhead was Dio “tool” of the liquor interests and that in his behalf the liquor interests were expending $5,000,000 to encompass his own defeat. He went so far as to talk of Peruna and be talked so often and so entertainingly, so skilfully and ro adroitly, that many people believed, rind some of them dubbed the present senator “Old Peruna.” And Captain Hobson charged Captain Bankhead with .*18 other horrible crimes and boasted that on each he had so rured a conviction. And then he pledged himself to Captain White, a loyal pro hibitionist. And then, without warn ing. without notice, lie cried out with ill his dramatic fervor, with all his Unarming impulsiveness. “The defeat of Bankhead would be a national calam ity,” a, phrase which he, possibly, bad acquired after a passionate struggle into which he had entered “in prayer md humility.0 NEIL TALKS OF HIS MONTGOMERY VISIT; — Only ‘Fear Is That Lest, Overconfi dent, Underwood Men Should Cease Their Efforts R. K. I* Nell, assistant manager of the senatorial campaign of Oscar tV. Underwood, while attending the Lacyi trial In Montgomery, encountered many people. All of them, he said, told him that Underwood had a “cinch." So one sided, as a matter of fact, was the information he received that he grew restless, fearing lest, over-confident, the Underwood fighters would stop their efforts. Of his visit to Montgomery he spoke is follows: "There Is only one danger, and that is over-confidence on the part of friends of Mr. Underwood. 1 have talked to a large number of democrats from all parts of Alabama during the week and they say without exception [hat the senatorial fight is over, that Vlr. Underwood is a certain winner and that ills majority will be from 30,000 to 35,000. I know, as far as human knowledge can penetrate the future, :hat Mr. Underwood's nomination Is as sured, but I very much deplore and tni apprehensive of a condition of over confidence. The opponent to Mr. Un lerwood is a tireless campaigner, ac tive, alert and energetic. He has been iver the state five or six times, back racking his trail and spreading the Misleading, Insinuating doctrine that mlts tils fancy according to the loeal ty lit which lie happens to be. There ’ore It behooves the friends of Mr. 'nderwood to keep everlastingly 'on he job' themselves. emulating the iralseworthy example of their chief vho feels that his duty is paramount o ambition, and rrefers to lem-iln at ils nost In Washington to galavantlng ill over Alabama urging an Intelligent ilectorate to ‘Send Me.' “1 wan, in constant communication ■aoh day, while In Montgomery, with >ur headquarters in Birmingham, and vhilr routine work piled up during my ibsence I am Informed that there has irlson no complications to disturb the ven tenor of the camnslen. If Mr. < barge that Mr. Underwood, in making the tariff bill, took the tax off whisky and put it on the bagging and ties of the farmer. It Is a. matter of record that the republican tax on liquor was not removed. C. S. Hamlin, assistant secretary of the treasury, put an end to tne dispute concerning bagging and ties when he wired that at the present Mine, bagging and ties, under the pro visions of the Underwood tariff bill, are being admitted without question, tree of duty. And then t-iobson preferred the charge that Mr. Underwood was the enemy of the farmer. .1. H. Patten, national counsel at Washington of tin* Farmers' Educational and Co-operative Association of America, in a letter to a Mr. Spink of Thomasvillc, declared that Mr. Underwood had always been faithful to the farmer, and that Mr. Hobson “had never displayed any in terest in the welfare of the farmer. And then Hobson preferred charges to the effect that Mr. Underwood had fought certain provisions of the cur rency bill because they would be of benefit to the poor man. Carter Glass, chairman of the committee on bank ing. which committee handled the great currency bill, over his signa ture denied the truth of this charge, and declared that the only serious dis pute which was engendered as a result of the discussion of that bill was set tled amicably through the wisdom and statesmanship of the great AlabamiUn. * * * And then Hobson charged that Mr. Underwood was out of favor with Mr. Wilson, the president, and Mr. Bryan, Hie Secretary of the State, that Mr. Underwood was a reactionary, while Wilson and Bryan—and Hobson were progressives. The captain’s strong ally, the Phil adelphia North American, an officious republican sheet, which expends its energy in fighting democrats and democrat'c doctrines, destroyed that argument. Its representative sent into Alabama to instruct Alabama, and who declared til's state a backward ami lead ionary state, and who criticized the people of this state on account of the fact that the “color line” is still drawn in Alabama—thanks to democrats who have always been democrats—referred to Mr. Underwood, with ill concealed contempt, as “tffe strong ally of President Wilson." Tl is anticipated that there will be other charges. When they are pre sented, if history repeats itself, they will be disproved. The landslide "marches on.” Underwood's friends will just bear it. mind that only through eternal vigi lance can victory be assured, I have no doubt whatever that Alabama will re tain in the national Congress the one big asset it has in the person of the demo cratic leader of the House.” Eng icrement Announced Dothan. February 28.—(Special.! 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PHONE 151 M’SWEEN MADE FEW FRIENDS WHILE HERE North American Correspondent Saw Few Representative Men While (lathering Data for Anti Underwood Articles Angus McHween, Washington corres pondent of the Philadelphia North American, who recently visited Ala bama In behalf of the candidacy of Ft. P. Hobson, and who has written several articles regarding political and sociological conditions In this state, nade very few friends during his >veek's visit to Birmingham. The representative of the republican lewspaper which has ever fought dem )cratio candidates and principles, de clared that Alabama was backward and eactionary, that the negro was bai >arousl.v treated by the drawing of he “color line.” and gave other in formation—but he interviewed few peo pie. lie criticized Oscar W. Under wood and the lrienda of Oscar W. Un derwood, the newspapers which art supporting him anti forecast the result of the campaign. But few representa tive men did he question. Forney Johnston, who is managing Mr. Underwood’s campaign: R.’ K. I,. Nell, his assistant: R. B. Smyer, in charge of headquarters; Frank A. Hewitt, county campaign manager for the democrat—none of these saw Mr. McSween. Jt is considered evident that he got his information from the source which he was sent to Birmingham to find and question. JACKSON BUSINESS MAN DEAD IN WOODS ■ ■ E. I*. Poole. Well Known Fertilizer j Merchant, Killed by Accidental Discharge of Gun Jackson. Mias.. February 2S.—(Spe cial.)—E. B. Poole, one of the best known business men of Jackson, and for years connected with tile fertilizer « factories of this city, was found dead In the woods near the city this morn ing, his body being- on one side of a wire fence, his gun on the other, with the muzzle pointing toward i. • i, and it was very evident he had accidentally ?hot and killed himself, the load of bird shot penetrating the stomach and bowels. 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