VOL- XXX. RALEIGH, M. C, THURSDAY, MAY 2. 1012 N'o. lO, : V EDITORIAL BRIEFS ! ian-ball has been forced to th- rigM-of-way to the Presl- j. Er-ra that the politics of Col. p.-.. Harris are subject to change it..'ut notice. ( urk Is champing the bits and prpanrm for the home stretch at the p,aitirvre Convention. :r.iunna Is having a good deal to say iout the waterways, and there is i j doi.bt but that he is at sea. If Uryan has had his ear to the ground for the past few weeks It has probably been splashed full of mud. The Smithfleld Journal Is still play ing on the Duncan chord while the Federal office-holders are paying for the limbic. I i- about time for Marse Henry to red r.i to Kentucky and add a little more fuel to the Democratic Presi dential situation. Some of the Simmons men claim Kitchin has not carried out his plat form pledges. That is admitted now what has Simmons done? Kx-dovernor Glenn says he now has no Senatorial favorite. He is prob ably waiting to find out which one will b for him two years hence. in the way, it is about time for! t the ' Visiting Statesman" to visit Ra-j Mi.ii again and announce his candi-' date for the United States Senate. The Baltimore Sun says the poli ticians are mighty and will prevail. Well, it depends upon what kind of polit.cians they are. In Wake County the rank and file of the Republican party still rules in spite of the perniciousness of the Fed eral office-holders and Democratic ward-heelers. The Visiting Statesman might be persuaded to enter the Senatorial race. Still it may be that he would prefer having some one else who could do him turns. Bryan has denounced Candidate Oscar Underwood and terms him a "Candidate of Wall Street." That is another new way of getting Demo cratic harmony. The ladies of the, Democratic per suasion in Washington City will have a harmony breakfast on the 20th of thi3 month. It might be well, how ever, to request all members to leave their hat pins at home. Providing Woodrow Wilson isn't nominated for President, Mr. An drew Carnegie may be willing to place the Professor on the retired list and give him a pension in com pliance with a former request. U the Socialists attempt to organ ize a party in this county they had better have some provisions in their plan of organization debarring Mr. J- C. L. Harris or else he may join tnem for the purpose of breaking up their Convention. Woodrow Wilson's campaign man ager says if Champ Clark, is nominat ed he will bolt the ticket and support the Republican nominee. Of course, the Republicans will have no objec tions, but does that look like Demo cratic harmony? Simmons' campaign manager in Guilford County says Kitchin has never done anything as Governor nor as Congressman. When the Republi cans made practically that charge in the last campaign the Democrats said riSht straight that it was a campaign He. The News and Observer says that ex-Rev. Bob Glenn has gone to Cali fornia to speak in the interest of Pro fessor Woodrow Wilson. No doubt Mr- Glenn will have more influence ith the voters in far away Califor nia than he could possibly have with voters in the State where he is Known. HOW THE VOTE STANDS The Presidential Nomination is Still an Unsettled Question SOilE UNCERTAIN ElEUEflTS A Number of Votes Arc Contested and Both Taft and Roosevelt Forces Are Claiming a Majority of the National Committee, That Will Make Up the Temporary Roll Great Democratic Interest In the Republic Situation Speaker Clark's Friends Confident Con gress May Adjourn Early la June. (Special to The Caucasoan.) Washington, D. C, April 30, 1912. There is now the greatest interest imaginable in the national capital over the result of the Republican pri maries that are being held to-day In Massachusetts. The supporters of the administration have put forth the most extraordinary efforts to get the delegates from that State for President Taft. They realize, and it is generally admitted, that if Roose velt gets Massachusetts that the President is practically out of the running for renomlnation; while, on the other hand, even if Roosevelt should lose Massachusetts, it is gen erally conceded that he will not be out of the race, but will enter a vig orous fight in all of the other States that have not yet acted, with a frir chance of carrying a number of them. How the Vote Stands. Conceding to the President all of the delegates that his campaign man agers claim for him up to date, it will be necessary for him to get 125 more votes to get a majority in the con vention. If the President should lose Massachusetts, then the States yet to act, in which he stands the best chance to win or get a half or more than half of the delegates, are Mary Ian (with 16 votes), New Jersey (with 24), Rhode Island (with 8), South Dakota (with 8), and Ohio (with 4 6). This makes 102 electoral votes for the President, even if he should carry these States solid, and would leave still twenty-three votes to be gotten out of the other States, which are apparently more favorable to Roosevelt at present than to Taft. This shows that the contest is ex tremely close, and why the loss of Massachusetts would practically make it impossible for the President to win. If the President should lose Massachusetts it would cause him to lose some other States and districts which he might win if he had carried Massachusetts.. , .-' Other Uncertain Elements. In this connection,' it must be re membered that among the votes claimed for President Taft are twen ty votes, the entire delegation, from Mississippi; while, on the other hand, Roosevelt's managers claim the en tire vote for him. These delegates are not instructed, and no one up to date can be sure how they will vote. Besides, it must be remembered that a number of the votes claimed for President Taft are contested, and, therefore, the vote of some, if not all, of these contested delegates ' will be determined by the National Commit tee. Both sides are claiming a majority of the National Committee. ' It is thought that the majority of it are to day with President Taft, but if the contested votes should be enough to decide the nomination, as they no doubt will be, then tremendous pow er is put in the hands of the commit tee, and there is no telling how they will exercise this power when they can virtually name the Presidential candidate. Great Democratic Interest in the Republican Situation. While a primary election is being held to-day in Massachusetts for the Democratic candidate, as well as for the Republican candidate, and while the friends of both Professor Wilson and Speaker Clark are making a strenuous fight and each side claim ing the State, yet it is noticeable that the Democrats generally are taking more interest in the fight between Roosevelt and Taft than they are in the Democratic fight. They seem to feel that their chances for success, no matter whom they nominate, are in some way to be vitally affected by the action of the Republican party. To Raise the "Nigger" Cry Again in the South. A Southern Democratic Congress man on yesterday said, In discuss ing this situation, that it now looks like "there it great danger of Roose velt being nominated, and if he is we will have to raise the negro question and placard the South with cartoons of 'Teddy' and Booker Washington eating together at the same table." This ihom that the Democratic politician In the South are still nurs ing the negro question as their only hope whenever their supremacy is threatened. In short, whenever they have to face issues, and there is dan ger of the people being interested in the Republican issues more than the straddling and uncertain so-called issues of the Democratic party, it is absolutely necessary for them to raise the race cry to appeal to prejudice to prevent the people from thinking and voting according to their judgment. Friends of Speaker Clark Confident. While the Democratic campaign has not reached the interesting and decisive stage as yet that the Republi can campaign has, yet the friends of Speaker Clark are each day growing more confident of his nomination. The Speaker has already overcome the lead which Professor Wilson ap peared to have at one time, and Is now far in the lead. It is claimed by the Speaker's friends that If he carries Massachusetts to-day, that then Professor Wilson will not be able to get another Western State, and that this would put him out of the running. When Congress Will Adjourn. Some hopeful members of Con gress have been predicting that that body would adjourn early in June There is no question that a large number of Congressmen are very anxious to adjourn as soon as pos sible. This is especially true of the Democratic Congressmen, for they seem to fear the longer Congress stays in session the more liable they are to make mistakes and the more they will be blamed for not making any serious effort to pass the bills which they had pretended to favor. However, the condition of legisla tion in Congress does not hold out hope that adjournment can be had until the last of June or until July. The condition of the appropriation bills, which is absolutely necessary for Congress to pass before it ad journs, are today less advanced than ever known before in the history of the government. In fact, when one comes toreckon up the work of Con gress to date, the record is one of less accomplished, even on the rou tine appropriation bills, than ever known before. In short, this Con gress will go down into history as a "do-nothing" Congress, which has spent its time playing politics. The time of most of the Demo cratic members has been spent on in vestigating committees, which have been "nosing" around in every di rection and quarter trying to un earth something for campaign capi tal, in which they have dismally failed. However, they have spent a larger amount of the people's money in this political fruitless search. These committees are already being generally dubbed as political "smell ing" committees. THAT PENSION STEAL. The Democratic House Did Not Stick to Right Nor Principle. Raleigh Times (Democratic). Hurbert Bruce Fuller has an in teresting ad illuminating article in the May Lippincott's on that greatest of all steals from the public treasury, the pension system. The pension fig ures are staggering, and yet the Dem ocratic House has passed a bill that would add many more millions an nually to the already too large amount. This is the one great blun der that the Democrats have made. It is a blunder for two reasons first, because it is not right, and sec ond, because they voted for it as a matter of policy, in the hope of catching Northern votes. It is best to stick to the right, and it is the best policy to stick to principle. That the Democrats did not do in this matter. The Baying and Stealing of Votes. The Lincoln Times. The Charlotte Chronicle says the ministers of Davidson County have organized for the purpose of putting a stop to the wholesale buying of votes in that county in the way of paying poll taxes for votes and other wise debauching the ballot box. The charge is that the electorate of Da vidson County is being debauched to a fearful degree by political leaders. The move of these ministers is a good one and should be followed by the ministers of about ninety-nine other counties in the State. Nobody who Is informed will attempt to deny the fact that elections in all parts of this State have been bought and stolen promiscuously for ten years by the the dominant party. This is a matter that should receive the earnest atten of all good citizens. No matter is more injuriously affecting the moral standard of our young citizenship to day. And nothing will make more for the moral uplift of our citizenship than the purification of elections. 80TH CLAIM BAY STATE 1 Mr. Taft and Mr. Roosevelt Running Neck and Neck in Massachusetts BESULTS II 0TOEQ STATES nr. Tart Has Two Delegations for' Him From Tennessee, Also Gets i v- ...... ' as. n m laui imi m mm n m wm r wvo a. -l-- ii V TlPIsi velt Gets the Twelve DeJegatea-at-Large From Missouri and May Get Them From Pmntjlvsnla Clark Beau Wilson Two to One la Mas sachusettsMr. I Follette Gets Small Vote in the Bay State. Boston, Mass., May 1, 3 a. m. The struggle for the control of the Mas sachusetts delegates to the Republi can Convention in Chicago between President Taft and Colonel Roose velt was close in the primaries today and at midnight with his Taft State tabulated, the two aspirants for nom ination were running neck and neck for the Presidential preference. In- complete returns showed that they! had no equal division of the district delegates. On the Presidential vote returns i from half the State gave President Taft 30,035, Colonel Roosevelt 29, 894. On the other hand, Baxter, who headed the Roosevelt group of candi dates, had 30,834 to 26,349 for Sen- ator Crane, who led the Taft ticket. Democratic Candidates Almost For gotten. The closeness of the fight In the I Republican ranks overshadowed the contrast. i Returns from half the State gave I Speaker Clark 19,706; Governor Wil j son 8,597. The La Follette vote failed to reach j four figures at midnight. President Taft carried Boston by about 600 votes, but the eastern towns, including many in the Cape Cod and Plymouth districts lined up strong for Roosevelt, while the cen tral portion was evenly split. v A Detailed Report. Boston, Mass., April 30. The con test in the Presidential primaries to day for the Massachusetts delegates to the Republican National Conven tion far outclassed that for the Dem ocratic delegation to Baltimore. The race beween President Taft and Colonel Roosevelt, which on the showing of the preference of voters, was a neck-and-neck affair, for sev eral hours absorbed so much atten tion that the long lead of Speaker Clark over Governor Woodrow Wil son was almost forgotten. President Taft carried Boston, exclusive of Hyde Park, by more than 500, but ran behind in the small towns that had reported up to 10 p. m. In these small towns, together with a number of wards in the cities of North Adams, Haverhill, Newbury port, Lynn and Woburn, the vote stood: Roosevelt, 6,468. Taft, 5,355. These same cities and towns gave Baxter, who headed the Roosevelt group of delegates, 6,154 to 4,537 for Senator W. Murray Crane, who led the Taft group. An early canvass of the fourteen Congressional Districts was not satis factory owing to meagre returns. In the first district in twenty-three out of seventy small towns, Crane had 386 to Baxter's 334. This is Senator Crane's home district, and the election of the two Taft delegates was conceded by Roosevelt leaders in the early evening. In th second district 12 out of 47 towns gave Crane 432 and Baxter 399, with a similar lead for the Taft men over the Roosevelt men. In the third two small towns out of 21, with nothing heard from Wor cester, gave Baxter 227, Crane 189. In the fourth district the Roosevelt delegates had a margin of 774 to 433 in six out of 72 election precinct, while in the fifth two small towns showed a slight lead for Roosevelt men. Sixth district reports irom two cities ana nve towns out 01 nve cities and eighteen towns, gave Boxter 2, 458; Crane 1,915, and a similar mar gin in favor of the Rosevelt district candidates. Roosevelt gained a lead in the sev enth district, carrying thirty major ity in Lynn. In the eighth district nine out of eleven precincts showed Roosevelt and Taft running even on the district delegates. The Roosevelt leaders claimed the ninth and tenth districts, comprising two-thirds of the Boston wards, while in the eleventh, covering the Back Bay section and termed by Colonel Roosevelt as the "silk stocking" dis trict, the Taft leaders announced early in the evening that they were in control. , M . jT .111 . SMEZ STu?2 ; hf focrw&Tb. coj3jriss ftytaontb S?T p. a. 1 "rlr 2 to I. TrnnrtMY tVlegatJoat fr Taft. Memphis. Teaa, April 25. Two J sets of delegates to the National Con- vention, both instructed for Taft were I elected by opposing factions at the Republican convention of the Unlh t congressional district of Traces; and P. C.j to-day. Harry O. True Church. Jr., were named by the fac-s tlon maintaining the formally organ Ued convention as dele grates and C. H. Trimble and T. C. Paeiaa were; selected by the faction headed by Postmaster L. W. Dutro. of Memphis, j who withdrew from the regular con-, ventlon. 1 . . . BUkiasfllle. N. C. April 2t. it 12 MUsoari Endorse for Out. !tooereJt. . -. St. Louis, Mo.. April 26. Twelve cr"a of Jb C.rasUa Missourl delegates-at-large will pre-! Enterprise sent credentials to the National Re- n 2th or Iecember. 17U. a pubUcan Committee when that body j rotable metln i called la meets in Chicago for the e ism Ins- Prance This assembly u for a Hon of credentials. general eichanse or vit upon pub- Eight of them, with half a votej,,c qt.ticn or ureal moment at tht each, will present credentials of the!tlni. ad in call wm signed bt j Republican State Convention early to- day which instructed them for The- odore Roosevelt. The other four, church ov Rome. The members who are of the Taft factioa, will pro-' numbered 111, and Janusry 2th. test against seating the eight Roose- l"7wu ten date set in the call, velt delegates, charging they were Upon the arrival ov the Important elected through the breaking of a! personages at Paris the mtnister said "gentlemen's agreement." The four that he nut not prepared to submit Taft delegates were appointed by Taf; hi plans and asked for a delay un leaders this morning, after the ad- j til February 7ih. which u alone Journment of the State Convention enough to prove that Franc stood in and will be accompanied to Chi- j need ov a business administration, cago by attorneys who will argue ; for instance, a McKlaley, a Roosevelt their case before the National Cora-1 or a Taft administration. In order mittee. that many governmental mattrrs Eight delegates-at-large were chos- might bo straightened out pvrms en after an all-night session, that nently. On account ov the aickne number being agreed upon. Instead ov a prominent official. It wu not un of the customary four. In an effort ; til the 22nd ov February that the to obtain harmony In the convention, meetin wuz finally In shape for act The effort was successful so far as It Ual busings. The chU t financiers resulted in the Taft followers vot- ! stated before the meet In that the ?x Ing for six Roosevelt delegates and j pendlturea had eiceeded the govern two Taft delegates, but the Taft dele- j ment income for years an that the gates resigned when they were in- deficit wuz now alarmingly large, structed later to vote for Roosevelt, j Xho national debt wuz now 300.33O, Two Roosevelt delegates were chosen 00q llvres. The chief financial ora in their places. j ciai suggested a sort ov income tat The convention adopted a platform j to raake up deficienryt an. u wus which endorsed Roosevelt, the recall J ,iropogia lhal the pr!eiU heretofore of judicial decisions and the admlnls- j exenipt from taxatjont be required to tration of Governor Hadley. The ad- wnack up 0,,,. ,n thc way Qr ,n. mlnistrtalon of President Taft come taxes. The public lands belong. was condemned j n. t0 the gorernment were to be j made to yield an Income. Hit wuz New Hampshire For Mr. Taft. j soon found that no agreement wuz Concord, N. H., April 30. The ! likely. The chief minister ov finance State Republican Convention today ' found lhat lhe nobility an the clergy elected four delegates-at-lare to the 1 dead against any form ov taxa Chicago Convention favoring the re- tlon whicn lighten their pock nomination of President Taft and in- t8- Fr nje time "patents of no structed them to vote for him until btlity" had been sold to whosoever released. A clause in the platform ; couId r,8 "e "dough." an this presented to the convention instruct-1 crowd wl objected to any form ov ing the delegates not to vote for j taxation which would force them to Colonel Roosevelt under any circum-j contribute to the support ov the gor stances, was stricken out after s.!ernmen Hit wux the old, old story heated debate. j the poor must pay practically awl 1 or the taxes az usual. The clamor Col. Roosevelt May Get the Petmsyl- . , , April 30. The Harrisburg, Pa. Roosevelt faction, which ex pets to control the Republican State Conven tion here tomorrow, plans a progres- sive ticket fro mtop to bottom. There were rumors of compromises and trades on the various candidates to be selected, but the Roosevelt lead- ers declara tonignt tnai meir aeie-ina(i gates will name the entire ticket. The regular Republican organiza tion under the leadership of United States Snator Penrose concede thiA the Roosevelt faction will name the twelve delegates-at-large. Yesterday Afternoon's' Report on Massachnsett Primary. Boston, Mass., May 1. Revised re turns from yesterday's Presidential preference primary election, which brought results up to 1,040 out of 1,080 election precincts, gave for the Republicans: Roosevelt, 76,564; Taft, 84,948; La Follette, 1,960. Delegates-at-large, Baxter, heading the Roose velt group, 82,687; Crane, heading the Taft group, 74,835. Democrats: Clark. 32,973; Wilson, 14,859. In th HietHrt Roosevelt eets ten dele- j.tM nd Taft 8ixteen. leaving two o " doubtful. Taft and Rosevelt Break Even Boston, Mass., May 1. Practically complete returns from fourteen Con gressional Districts show that the complete Massachusetts delegation to Chicago will stand eighteen for Roo sevelt and eighteen for Taft. ROOSEVELT CAPTURES THE 12 FR03I PENNSYLVANIA. Just as this paper is going to press it is learned that Col. Roosevelt's friends captured the Pennsylvania State Convention yesterday and elect ed the twelve delegates-at-large and twelve alternates and instructed them to vote for Col. Roosevelt. ttEALVENTDISTORY When AnotriwGrcat Meet ing of French Parliament Was Called umsra m mi beady it',rrmmrMt Kidttrea CireaUy Ktrredrd Isnmwfort N amber v4 Years, Which Co.14 Xc Li For ree lactrfn Tat gg44 as Way OnU Ilwf Pat lis mm t Itrl-rU-ex! Pri4. Dwltaed to Whark rp"Patrls of Xosvllitf- sat Their V urt h ImftCM, j nrly ai the nobles, chief ofSristt nd bishops and arthbUhops ta th j lhe minister became so great that he wuz compelled to resign hit jjob. which he did on April 12th. an ,retlred for a time to England, proh- ably fearing hiz life would be taken by hiz enemies. The King finally dis solved the assembly without any sc- j uon havin' been taken. The King I made a conciliatory speech at the j time which served to allay much or j the bad feelln which the controversy aroused. The King besan to raise money from any possible source, doubling the amount ov poll tax. for Instance. The parliament wuz very angry an' the King finally had to resort to what wuz termed "absolute authority." The parlia ment at last declared that the law or "rule" had been registered against their approbation or consent, an by express command ov the King." an that it neither ought to or would have any force; an' that the first person who should presume to carry into effect should be adjudged a traitor, an' condemned to the gal lows. This left the King with but two policies, one ov which must put into effect quickly. He must take the bull by the horns or be a back number forever; In fact, that situa tion wuz liable to develop at any time, no matter which horn ov the dilemna be might seize. One week later a military officer (for the city ov Paris had been filled with osl diers.) visited the home or each member ov parliament an notified them that they must proceed to the city ov Troyes, about seventy miles from Paris; that he must not hold any conversation with anyone before goin'. or on the way, an that he must remain In Troyes until further noti fied. This wuz proctlcaily nothin' short ov actual banishment. Pre vious to this they had promulgated a remonstrance an had recommended that the government adopt certain plans which had proven effective an popular durln the reign or Charle magne, who had become very popular in hiz day. (Continued on page J.) 1 i S

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