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ffcr 10 PAGES TO-DAY. GENERALLY FAIR WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY; LIGHT VARIABLE WINDS. The Journal's Want Ad Way is the the Easy Way for You ' VOL. XV. NO: 98. PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 24, 1912. PRICE. 5 CENTS. NO BINOCULARS ABOARD TITANIC DESPERATE BUT THEY CANNOT DELIVER THESE PROMINENT LEADERS OF WASHINGTON SOCIETY IN WHITE STAR LINE WRECK FUTILE EFF IEXIC0 PAYIKG H II Failure to Provide Lookout With One Probably Caused Disaster. IF SUCH HAD BEEN SUPPLIED THE ICEBERG COULD HAVE BEEN SEEN IN TIME TO PRE VENT THE COLLISION THIS IS TESTIFIED TO BY FREDERICK FLEET OF THE TITANIC BEFORE SENATE COMMITTEE. By Associated Press. Washington, April 23. Like the missing horseshoe nail that cost the monarch his kingdom, the failure to provide a binocular or spy glasses for the lookouts on the Titanic was one o the' contributing causes of the ship's lose and with it the loss of more than sixteen hundred lives. Two witnesses before the senate Investigating com mittee today agreed on this. They were Frederick Fleet, lookout on the Titanic, and Major Arthur God frey Peuchen, a Canadian manufac turer and yachtsman, who was amon? the . rescued passengers. Fleet ac knowledged If . he had been aided In his observations by good glasses he probably would have spied the berg Into which the ship crashed in time to have warned the bridge to avoid it Peuchen also testified to the much greater sweep of vision afforded . by binoculars, and -believed the presence of the iceberg might have been detect ed in time to escape a collision had the lookout been so equipped. . It' was made to . appear that the blame for being without glasses did not rest with the lookout men- Fleet said they had asked for them at Southampton and were told there were none for them. Peuchen said that when the call to quarters was sounded not enough ot the crew responded 'to undertake the work required in lowering and filling the -boats. He criticised, the lack "of experienced sailors aboard. Herbert J. Pitman, third officer of the Titanic, told of his failure to turn Tack the life boat in which he and the passengers were idly drifting, to at tempt to rescue others when the Ti tanic sank. He said the cries for help made "one long, continuous moan." The passengers Insisted but to go back to their aid would have meant their destruction, he said, so after starting In the direction of the cries he re clnded the orders and waited for dawn. ' ; In an executive session at the close of the hearing today the committee decided not to allow J. Bruce Ismay or P. A. S. Franklin to leave Washing ton until they are no longer needed. Ismay may take the stand tomorrow. J PUBLIC EXCLUDED. 1 Bftc&use of confusion caused by the nrsh of crowds to the hearing, the sen ate committee determined today to exclude the general public To accom plish this, the bearing was transferred , to a smaller room. Only witnesses, those particularly interested in the in quiry and members of the press were admitted. ' ' ' , The change caused disappointment to thousands, most of them women. Hundred around the building clam red for admittance. The crowds lined the hallways leading to the new room and the police had difficulty keeping a passageway to the door.. Life and death struggles of the Ti tanic' victims reluctantly were pic tured by Third Officer Herbert John Pitman of the sunken liner. Chairman Smith of the committee pressed PitmAn regarding scenes after the sinking of the ship. "How far away were the cries from your life boat? "Several hundred yards, probably, some of them. I told my men to g:-t the oars out and pull toward the wreck that we might be able to save a few more. "The people In my boat demurred. They said it would be a mad idea." "Did anyone in your boat urge or appeal to you to go back toward the wreck V "No, not one." ;. ' TMd any woman urge you to go back?" "No." "Who demurred, the men with the oars?" "Oh, no: they obeyed my orders, and n the passengers said it was a ma.1 Idea to go back, that we should add another 40 to the list of drowned. Then we took in the oars and lay quiet." "Deserve the screams." "Don't sir, please! Td rather not talk about it." Tm sorry to press It, but what was It like? Were the screams intermit tent or spasmodic?" "It was one long, continuous moan.' The witness said the moans and cries continued for an hour, and that (Continued on Page Nine) Government Criticized For Not Preventing the Massacre at Fez By Associated Press. Paris, April 23. The massacre at Fez, in which a large number of French officers, soldiers and citizens ere killed and wounded, has given rise to considerable criticism of the government authorities for not fore seeing and preventing the occurrence. Premier Polncaire telegraphed today to Eugene Regnault. the French min ister to make a complete Investiga tion, The special correspondents of the French newspapers at Fez Indicated that the plot of the rebels included the massacre of the whole of the French mission headed by M. Regnault, which recently arrived at the capital to establish the protectorate. ' N This plan failed owing to the Im patience of the Arabian women to be gin the carnage. These women are described by th correspondents as 11,000 PEOPLE LOUISIANA ARE HOB WATER TEN TO FIFTEEN FEET OVER SIX PARISHES IN THE NORTHEASTERN PORTION OF THE STATE TALLU LA H FLOOD ED AND PEOPLE GOING ABOUT THE STREETS IN SKIFFS. By Associated Press. Delta - Point, La- April 23. From Delhi to Delta Point, opposite Vicks burg, Thomastown is the only town out of water. Tonight the water is ten to fifteen feet deep and over thousands of acres of fertile lands of more than six parishes in northeastern Louisiana on which no crops can be raised this year. Tallulah Is under water to a depth of from four to six feet Water is in the business houses and people are tra versing the streets In skiffs and motjr boats. A conservative estimate of the homeless persons in northeast Louis Ian is seventeen thousand. THIRTY-IWO THOUSAND RATIONS DUE TO ARRIVE New Orleans, April 23. Thirty-two thousand rations supplied by the Unit ed States government are due to arrive at Leland, Miss... today where 6,000 or more flood refugees have collected. Supplies have been sent to other refu gee camps and temporary relief ac corded nearly all of the 70 COO persons made destitue when1 the waters from Mississippi river crevasses forced them from their homes In southern Arkan- as, northwestern Mississippi and northern Louisiana. -It Is estimated that there are 5,000 or more refugees at Benolt, Miss, .and vicinity, ar.U2iL at the Delta fair grounds. Veiny cared for bv the Greenville, Mis., relief com mittee. Government relief boats with food, clothing and other supplies have proceeded up the Sunflower and Yas rivers to aid refugees in those sections. DANGER OF CREVASSES CONSIDERED VERY GRAVE Baton Rouge, La.. April 23. Th? danger of crevasses in the Mississippi river levees between Point Coupee and Morganza is considered so grave thac 250 volunteer guards from St Mary paris htoday inaugurated day an J night patrol service along this stretch. A company of militia was also placed on guard duty between Baton Rouge and Red river landing. A break in the levee near Morgansa would cause the inundation of the richest farming section of the state. Captain C. O. Sherrill, chief of th United States engineers in charge of the levee work of this district, accom panied by the state engineer, is riding alon- the west levee today from Tor ras south. Under Captain Sherrill'a direction, thousands of dollars are being spent in strengthening the levees in expectation of a further heavy rise in the river beginning next week when the upper crevasse waters begin to come back through the Red river. ARE PLANNING TO SPRING SURPRISE tunerents of Senator Cummins Are Expected to Spring Something at the Iowa State Convention. . By Associated Press. Cedar Rapids, Iowa-, April 23. Whether Senator A. B. Commins's ad herents were planning a surprise for the Taft forces in the Republican state convention here tomorrow was the paramount question among tie delegates today. -. The attitude of John IL Briar, Cum mlns's Iowa manager , gave cause for uncertainty even among Taft's friends. He claimed to be able to control the convention, but declined to divulge the source of his support. John T. Adams, Taft's Iowa man ager, was more Insistent than evtr that he and his friends would organize the convention, even to the xetent of raisng his estimate to 85 majority. creatures of terrifying appearance, vho rushed about the streets, tortur ing the wounded and sometimes aiding the Moorish rebels in the final mutila tion of th victims. Scenes of horror occurred In the Jewish quarters of the city, where the mob murdered, pillaged and burn ed all the Jews they could find, throw ing their bodies from th roofs. Many young girls were carried off to suffer outrages. The Jewish quarter was set on fire rnd three-fourths of it entirely de stroyed, rendering over a thousand people homeless. The complete, story of the death of the French telegraphers Is a narra tive of coolness and bravery. Although they possessed only one revolver among them, they kept the mob at bay for a considerable time, killing 8 xteen of the fanatics. Ct ViwM&?& ilk Mw i . Mr. and Mrs. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Moore, social leaders of Washington, D. C, were on the wrecked Titanic when It struck the Oliver Calls Wilson Club Meeting Jor Thursday Night President John G. Oliver announces that the Woodrow Wilson Club will meet at the court house Thursday night at 7: SO o'clock. No Important speakers will be there, but several members of the club will speak briefly on the presidential situation as it appeals to them. It is not regarded necessary by the Wilson supporters In Escambia county to engage speakers from abroad either to advise the people how to vote or to manufacture enthusitm for the campaign. They already know how they are going to vote and their enthusiasm is already in evi dence. Everyone Is Invited to attend the meeting Thursday nig-ht and every Wilson maji .who comes Is urged to ring- at least one Underwood man with him that is, if enough Underwood men can be found. The campaign is now nearly closed and there wf.l not be many more meeting. Therefore attend this one and bring your friends. CANMbTTAGOTSE'' ON RESOLUTION House and Senate Cannot Get To gether on the Matter of Popular Election of United States Senator. By Associated Press. Washington. April 23. A conferen-e report was made to the senate today announcing the failure of agreement on the resolution aimed at a constitu tional amendment to provide for popu lar election of senators. It declared that the house proposed to take away from congress all supervisory power over senatorial elections. "To deprive congress of the right to say whether a member of that body had been corruptly elected," said Sen ator Clark of Wyoming, chairman of the Judiciary committee, "is striking jt the very root of our legislative de partment. It is my opinion that the house amendment would preclude con gress from making any Investigation into the election of a senator. It would leave It entirely In the hands of the states." Senator Clark Is one of the senate conferees. The report of the failure of agreement after sixteen confer ences between the representatives of the two houses of congress is in ac cord with a notice Senator Clark gave recently that he would report dis agreement The matter now will be brought up on the floors of the two houses. ARMED POSSE IS CHASING NEGRO After Ftllowing Trail of Man Who Confessed to Killing White Girl, for 20 Mi lei, Dogs Lose it. By Associated Press. Nashville, Tenn.. April 23. A Hum boldt Tenn., special says that after a twenty mile chase of a negro giving his name as Sid Williams, alias Bell, alleged to have confessed to the kill ing of Miss Mary EwelL of Ia Granga. some weeks ago. an armed pofse of fifty men with bloodhounds lost the trail. The negro was partially surrounded near Gibson at midnight but fought his way out. MISSOURI TO HEAD CONVENTION Each Faction of Republican Party Has Called Convention Today and Lively -ngs Are Expected. By Associated Press. Bt Louis, April 23. Caucuses pre liminary to the Republican state com mittee meeting tomorrow and the state convention Thursday beean here .today and it Is expected they will not be concluded until late to night Each faction is calling the state convention, at which four delegates at large and alternates to the national convention will be chosen and elector and a national committeeman elected. The Taft leaders announced that the president has 494 1-2 delegates In structed. Roosevelt 4411-2 and con tested 224. The Roosevelt faction claims 664 1-2 votes and gives the administration 428 1-2 votes with 51 contested and 9 un Instructed. Clarence Moore great icebergs oJf the Newfoundland coast' Mr. Mcore went down with the ship; Mrs. Moore was saved and re turned on the Carpathia. MEDIATION ISv NOW PROBABLE Threatened Strike of Locomotive En gineers on Fifty Railroads Y.'ii! '. e . Likely be Averted. By Associated Press. New Tork, April 23. Medi.nic'r the differences between the Broil:- -hood of Locomotive Engineers and tl.t eastern railways, involving a threat ened strike on the fiftv lines east Chicago and north of the Potomac, expected to result from the action ct the conference of the committee o." railway managers today in atrreeinr 1 confer .wlth Charles P. Neill. Ur.Vr-'" States commissioner- oa labor, at"" Judge Martin J. Knapp, of the Unite-. States commerce court, regarding tht dispute. While the answer of the railroads tr the letters of Neill and Knapp did no: definitely accepl mediation, the opinio:-, is expressed by the engineers that the end this will be the result. Tonight In all quarters the opinion is expressed that the possibility of o strike which yesterday appeared im minent Is Increasingly remote. On th: St.res of conferences tomorrow proba bly will depend the settlement of th dispute or arrangement of the plan o arbitration. SIX LIVES LOST IN EXPLOSION Four Bodies Are Recovered From Cea Mine and Two More Men Are Re--orted Missing. By Associated Press. Madisonvlljc; Ky., April 23. Si lives, instead of five, are now believe' to have been lost in an explosion fol lowed by a fire in the Coil coal min. near here Sunday night Four bodies including those of Joseph Collowe:; the. mine foreman, and three negrr; miners, were fond today.. Two more men are missing and the! bodies are. believed to be in the mir. W. D. Coil, president of the minlr-. company, said e believed the explo sion was accidental and was caused by dynamite. . NEW HAMPSHIRE FOR PRESIDENT Roosevelt Leaders Practically Concsdr the State to Taft, Who Already Ha 3S0 of the Delegates. By Associated Press. Concord. N. H. .April 23. A victory is practically conceded to Presided Taft tonight by the Roosevelt leaden The returns at a late hour gave Taf 2S0 and Roosevelt 234 of a total of 811 of the state convention delegates. THE INTERNATIONAL ART INSTITUTE INAUGURATED By Associated Press. Venice, April 23. The Internationa' Art Exposition waa Inaugurated todav bv the Duke of Genoa In the name o' King Victor Emmanuel. J. Pierport Morgan, who arrived yesterday, was ore of the central figures at the cere mony. Count CrlmanL mayor of Venice, It: bis speech said this exhibition had great artistic significance owing to It Ireng connected with the re-birth of the Campanile and the resurrection or Italian power in northern Africa anl the Mediterranean. TO HELP ALLEHS Attempts Made to Smuggle Weapons Into Jail to the Six Men. THEY ARE ARRAIGNED ON THE CHARGE OF MURDER AT H ILLS VILLE, ENTER PLEAS OF NOT GUILTY AND SECURE A CHANGE OF VENUE TO AN ADJOINING COUNTY, WHERE THEY WILL EE TRIED ON MAY 30. By Associated Press. HillsvUle, Va, April 23. Desperate but futile efforts were made this af--ornocn, according to detective, to 3muggle weapons to six members of the Allan clan In JaiL Earlier In the day they pleaded not guilty to the in dictments charging them with murder in connection with the Carroll county court house tragedy on March 14 anJ their trials set for April JO at Wythe vllle, In an adjacent county. The prisoners will be taken there 3urlng the night and strict l-recaution' will be taken during the transfer froj-n here, as the day's developments shows.1 the Allen's had many' friends who might attempt a rescue On the pretense of being intoxicate 3 Vesley Smith attracted attention around the Jail and was locked up Smith is said to be a friend of the Aliens and planned to get in jail and occupy a celL adjacent to Floyd Allen rnd thus communicate, with him. ..ater in the day J. C. ' and Davi? Strickland were driven at the point of a rifle from the vicinity of the Jail. They were charged with , loitering in front of the Jail and acting threaten ingly. The application of the defense for a change of venue was not opposed. Attorney announced the severance of the CRtes and the commonwealth wili xy Floyd Allen flm and probably hi.: ons, Claude and Victor, next, then his nephews, Reil Allen, Sidna. Edward.-1, and Byrd Marion. MAJOR BUTT. NOBLEST HERO OF THEM ALL Major Archibald Butt. New Tork, April 23. Titanic pas sengers who returned on the Carpathia tell an Inspiring story of the heroism of Major Archibald Butt. Major Butt and CoL Astor died together like heroe on the sinking ship. They v orked like soldier, putting women and children -In the lifeboata .and then etumir.g to the ship, similingly waved farewell to the rescued while the Ti tanic sank out of sight in the icy waters. "Throughout the whole panic and during the lowering of the bdats." re lates a survivor, "Butt and Astor as pitted the ship's oarers. They were trgether always, and as our lifeboats pvlled away I faw their figures out '!r:ed against the sky. Apparently their arms were entwined about each other's shoulders." T was on the last boat that was put over the Titanic," said another sur- Ivor. "Ma.1or Eutt helped me to a stat as coolly as if it were in a parlor. Then he took off his hat. said 'good by. and smilingly waved his hand to i:3 from the watery deck as our boat ulled off. The last I saw of him was waving his hat and smiiing.- Major Butt counted his friends by the hundred and they deeply mourn hia loss. The saddest mourner of all s one of the prettiest debutantes of Washington, Miss Dorothy Williams, whom the major was soon to have wed. The information that Major ' Butts 3nd Miss Williams were engaged was given out at San Antonio, Texas, former home of the grief-stricken hride-to-be. It came through Briga dier General Lockwood, an uncle of Miss WilMams, who is the daughter of Col. John R. Williams, of the coast artillery corps, retired, and also a firter-ln-law of Joseph Lelter, of Chi cago. General Lockwood said: "Miss Williams, my grandniece, met Majo" Putt soon after he became aide to the president. They were to have been married next falL" Confirmation of the engagement Is seen In the cancellation by Miss Williams of all tocial engagements. Her friends assert that this action Is alone due to grief for Major Butts. r r 1 immw pwiiiii 'SyV Iv k-f" -v - K "',.J' " v ft- y'J TOLLTOBIDIT! They Are Tortured, Robbed and in Many Instances Assassinated. FORTY-SEVEN PASSENGERS AR RIVE AT GALVESTON FROM VERA CRUZ AND TELL OF BE ING COMPELLED TO FLEE AND LEAVE THEIR PROPERTY THE AMERICANS HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO PROTECTION, By Associated Press. Galveston, April 23. Forty-seven passengers, all but one citizens of the United States, who arrived this morn ing from Vera Cru on the steamer Texas, tell of alleged torture and assassination of Americans In the re public. All the refugees left their lands, homes, furniture and everything they possessed except enough money for passage and the clothes on their backs. Among the entire number there are only four or five trunk. M. H. Ish tells of the murder of an American citizen named Wait. "'itr. Wait was a neighbor to me." said Mr. Ish. "He had sold several head of cattle and hidden th money. A band of desperadoes came to his hacineda and demanded money. Fail ing to get it, they deliberately behead e.l him with their machet, gathered his cattle together and drove them off. There are many Instances Just like tais. "We lived In a little settlement where a colony of eleven American families had founded the town of San burn. All of these eleven families left because we were afraid to remain longer, knowing we wbuld all be kill ed or tortured. I am 64 years old. I went to Mexico one year ago, put all I had, $1,650, in land and Improvements thtre and today I have only this Showing his two hands) and the clothes on my back. 4 '"Before lea. lhg we'fllod our claim for damage with the American consul in the Max! co city. Another planter who went to Mexico two yc-ars ago returned to America minus more than 20,000 and left behind land cattle and ilve si.ock" Mr. McGee tells of cruelties prac ticod on an American now in the hos pital at Mexico City. O ' The bandits vleited the homo of Mr. Shay, one of my neighbors, about a week before I left the tseUlement,-'' zuid Mr. McGkje, "and demanded money .T'd gizns. He gave them' about twelve drllsis and one gun, saying that was c.li he had on the place, WOMAN WAS BEATEN. . "Tho land then left, but returned to Slay's place and demanded more money and arms. Not being given the money and guns, they took Mrs. Shay, tied her down and began beating her jet. Mr. Shay and his son. to top J.bc torture, gave four guns and $800 in money to the desperades, who, after a f.nal beating of the woman, left the place. Mrs. Shay was badly injured and she had to be carried to the hos pital at Mexico City, where it was found that nearly every bone in her ;?et had been broken- She is In a se rious condition. I "What has been true of the Shay family has been likewise true of scores o other Americans and by staying there we took our lives in our hands. The bandits are everywhere. The Mexican government is not able to o,uiet these bandits and many Ameri cans believe that the forces so dislike the Americans that they would rather rermlt the brigandage than try to stop Whenever rurales are near the bendlts disperse, but there is rarely a shot fired." .Practically every man on board the Texas had a like tale to tell of ex ;eriences there. Two men who rode hcrsetack Into Vera Cruz after aband oning everything they possessed ex cept their hordes and their guns, tell of meeting four armed bandits In a r arrow pass en route. t "The only reason we are here, said one of the men, "is because we Tere h'cky enough to beat them to It. " "Everywhere you go, except right In the largest cities, you will see de-'-ted farms, houses burned, livestock stolen and in many Instances the de caying and headless bodies of their owners are left lying abaut. The bandits are In Buch large numbers and po scattered over the interior that to rfslst them is useless. The Americans Just have to give up everything to them when they come to the settle ments, no matter how well armed they may be." Southern Wholesale Grocers Are ' Now in Session in Montgomery By Associated Press. Montgomery, Ala April 23. The Southern Wholesale Grocers Associa tion began a three days' annual con vention in Montgomery at 10 o'clock this morning with Frank Harvey Miller, chairman of the local commit tee on arrangements, in tbe chair. Practically every Eection of the south is represented by the hundreds of gTocers In attendance. Manufacturers from all Farts of the country are also conspicuous at the convention. Governor Emmett O'Neal delivered an addrer-s of welcome for the state to which response was made by J. H. Mc Laurla,. of Jacksonville, Fla., presi OVER Bull Whip Ticket and Tac tics Are Condemned All Over Florida. EDITOR J. W. CARPENTER, CLARK MAN, WILL NOT GO TO UNDER WOOD, AND HON. G. W. HINSEY, A HARMON MAN. LIKEWISE RE. FUSES TO FOLLOW THE FRAME UP LEADERSHIP OTHER DEMO CRATS WniTE. There are a good many men In Florida who cannot be traded off c delivered over, and this attempt to swing them to the support of a "sub stitute" candidate for president 1 meeting with opposition at every turn. Here are notable illustrations right here In West Florida, J. W. Carpen ter, editor of the Cottondale News, and a supporter of Champ Clark, writes: FOR CHAMP CLARK. Cottondale, Fla,, April 22, 1912. Editor Pensacola JournaL I notice in your Sunday Issue that I am quoted as favoring Mr. Under wood for the Democratic nomination for president. I told Mr. Fhomaker. Si., when that gentleman was taking the "straw" ballot, that If there were no other choice but Wilson and Un derwood I would favor Underwood, BUT that I was going to vote for Champ Clark and will write his nam on the ballot end place an "X" before same, unless my hand is paralyzed anl i th! pencil market Is suffering, a shortage. The statement that I am for Underwood is mifleading. I am foi Champ Clark until the gong is sounded. Very truly vours. J. W. CARPEN'TKR. Here la another cae. Hon. G. W. Hinsey, tax collector of Franklin county, and an original Judson Har mon man, writes: CAN'T ENDORSE SUCH TACTICS. Apalachlcola, Fla., Arrll 20, 1912. Editor Prnsacola Journal. . I have been closely" watching ti e papers In hopes of t-e!iig sr.mtliln.T that -would satisfactorily explain why the names of Judson Harmon nl Champ Cinrk will le oinkted from tho official ballot to be usod at the prim ar election on the 30th inat.; end why certain sectlcns cf the United Stati-a have apportioned to tho tbreo csr.t!! I'rtos, Harmon. Clark and Undorwood, with Florida in the Underwood terri tory, of course, but up to this wrlt Irp. have soen nothing that satisfac torily explains It. I have all Rion? been for Judson Harmon, but such seeming formation of a triple alliance and three -cornered fight ii gainst Woodrow Wilson com pels me to change, for I cannot en dorse any such tactics and will now. vote for and do what little I can for, the Interest of Mr. Wilon. Yours very truly, G. W. HIXSET. The foregoing Is an illustration of thf cases of two men who have been, Jn effect, disfranchised because they ate prevented from voting their prefr erce on the printed ballot. The state executive committee' provided bv resolution, parsed unanimously, that tht names of ALL candidates for th Democratic presidential nomination should appear on the ballot Chairmen Price, without any authority from th committee and without any request, so fur as he has yet Indicated, from th candidates themselves, refused to print the names of Clark and Harmon en th ballot. Here Is another Democrat who will not stand for bull-whip methods. Henry c. N'eel, of Greenwood, Fla., writes: WILL VOTE FOR WILSON. Creenwood. Fla., nrtl JO, 191!. Editor Pensacola Journal. I must congratulate you for you" ptrairhtforward end honorable course in The Journal's editorial manage ment, and for your manly fight in be half of the masses as against th privileged classes. I hall take great pleasure In casting my vote for yon and Judge Griggs as delegates from, the third congressional district to th rational Democratic convention. t am an ardent supporter of Woodrow Wilson and believe him to be the onlr los-ioal candidate of democracy for th presidency. It seems to me that there Is n ef frt being made on the part of the friends of Harmon. Champ Clark and Underwood to combine against Gov. Wilson and thns thwart th wishes of the people anything or any person t" beat Wilson, else why this sudden change on the part of some of the Continued on Page Six. dent of the association. On behalf of the city. Mayor W. A. Gunter. Jr., welcomed the delegates and the r si,onse to his address was delivered ry Lloyd Hooper, of Selma, Ala., first vice-president of the association. Th forenoon- session closed with an ad dies by E. J. Meyer, presidont of the Business Men League of Montgom ery. The convention will get down to brslness this afternoon when annual addresses of the officers will be de livered and the reports of the secr tary and treasurer submitted. Cora mittees will be announced after lunch. The visitors will be entertained whl! In Montgomery.