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Description: Seventh Man In The Race;
Wilcox Man Killed By His Own Rifle
Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL
Page/Column: Page 1, Column 3; Page 9, Column 6
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SEVENTH MAN IN THE RACE
Judge Miller Makes Formal Announcement At Camden
CAMDEN, Ala., Feb. 25 (AP) – A seventh candidate for governor of Alabama, M. B. Miller of Camden, former state supreme court justice, was in the field today with an announced platform carrying “anti-klan rule” and “chain store regulation” planks.
In a statement Miller said both of Alabama’s United States senators are klansmen and declared of the people, by the people and for the people and not as we have now in Alabama, a government by, of and for the Ku Klux Klan.”
He said members of the klan and their friends control the state legislature and that Governor Bibb Graves and “nearly all of the state officials nominated in the Democratic primary in August, 1928 and elected the following November, were klansmen.”
He added that “the jury commissioners in many, if not all, of the counties of the state appointed under this administration are klansmen.”
Miller said he approved of the action of the state Democratic executive committee in barring “bolters” of the 1928 presidential ticket as candidates in the coming primary. He advocated regulation of chain stores by a graduated system of taxation based on the number of stores operated.
Other announce candidates for governor are Attorney General Charlie C. McCall, Woolsey Finnell, Director of the State Highway Commission; Probate Judge Jefferson A. Carnely of Coffee county, Lieutenant Governor, W. C. Davis of Jasper; Will Lee, Columbia attorney and Hugh A. Locke, Birmingham attorney. Lee and Locke are among those barred from the Democratic primary. Locke has said he [will] run as an independent.
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WILCOX MAN KILLED BY HIS OWN RIFLE
CAMDEN, Feb. 25 (AP) – Daniel Cook, Sr., well known Wilcox county resident, was killed accidentally at Rocke West yesterday by a rifle he was carrying to shoot a hawk. Sighting the hawk he took the weapon and started outside. He stumbled on the back steps and the rifle was discharged. The bullet penetrating his breast.
Mr. Cook was widely known thru-out the state, having been connected with several state legislatures in a clerical capacity and it was his boast that he had never missed a session since the constitutional convention in 1901.
Mr. Cook had announced his candidacy for state senator in the democratic primary to be held in August. His son, Abe, and his grand-children survive him.