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Huntsville Weekly Democrat (AL)
Huntsville Weekly Democrat (AL)
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Description: O'Neal's Visit to Roosevelt

Date: December 6 1911

Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL

Source: Madison Co., AL Library

Page/Column: Page 4, Column 2

Montgomery, Ala.—The admiration which former Gov. B. B. Comer felt for the mighty nimrod and statesman, Col. Theodore Roosevelt, has extended to Governor Emmet O’Neal, the present Governor of Alabama.
“He is quick as a flash and a man of tremendous magnetism and force,” said Gov. O’Neal, in commenting upon a recent visit which he paid the former President in New York.
The visit which Governor O’Neal paid to Col. Roosevelt was of the features of his Excellency’s stay in Gotham, according to his statement.
“Col. Roosevelt told me a rather amusing fact,” stated Gov. O’Neal. “In talking to me about his habits, he said that while President of the United States he had a special secretary whose duties it was, chiefly to interview friends that called to see him.
“But I had the cart before the horse,’ the Colonel stated, ‘Since I have become a newspaper editor, I find that I have much more need for a secretary than ever before.’ I looked into his office, continue the Governor, ‘and I saw in the neighborhood of fifty people waiting to interview him.”
Governor O’Neal state that New York looks with favor upon the attitude of Alabama with respect to capital. He stated that quotations from a recent resolution of the Alabama Legislature, which invited capital to this state, was put on a streamer in the banquet hall before the railway association, and that it created considerable comment.

Submitted: 12/06/17

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