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V OL. XXX.
. IVfAY O, 1912.
RALEIGH. IV. C. THURS
u anu uuw biub- ,
and. My Maryland. j
. i(v-rnor has switched his loy-j
'Trn Harmon to Wilson. Would
,. railed "a change of heart"?
the Democratic contest in Flor
Mr. Underwood got the oranges
Mr. Wilson got the lemons.
if Harmon could only bare a
i-!.- to his name he might be able
some business with the voters.
a at the flies and the "bull-dozing
all at the same swat, for
brii are a menance to any commun-
Mr Rryan sees ahead the Demo
rari storm at the National Conven
: ! and has already hoisted his light-
:. : rod.
Candidate Harmon doesn't soon
: d legate from some State they
mentioning his name
is said that Mr. Bryan is think
: ihrowing his hat into the ring,
st hr should, Mr. Bryan will be
s a hat on election day.
With two Presidential contests now
the Democratic Senatorial con
test in this State is about to drop into
it, nocuous desuetude.
A Boston preacher says that wo
int ii are over-dressed, still many oth-
r critics have observed that some of
thtm are not dressed quite enough.
The Democrats might take one of
their left-over candidates and name
him for Vice-President. Of course
the empty honor is all there is tQ it.
An exchange says there are better
times ahead. Then it may.be taken
for granted there will not be anoth
er Democratic Congress after next
The News and Observer says the
tariff causes poverty. No doubt it is
the cause of some of the Democratic
otfi e-seekers being still hungry for
the pie they did not get.
If Woodrow Wilson does not get
the Democratic nomination the edi
tor of the News and Observer may not
be the next Secretary of War, and if
Mr. Wilson should get the nomina
tion, he may not be elected.
Kx-Governpr Glenn is in California
shelling the woods for Woodrow Wil
son. If the citizens of that State
:'el the earth tremble, during the
meantime they ifleed-- not fear an
earthquake, for the: gust will soon
Press dispatches say that; Under
wood's manager sent out checks for
Hoo to various parties in Georgia,
.in st before the Presidential primary
was held, with the word to "give
them hell." And, judging from the
result, the command was carried out.
The news comes from Washing
ton that the Wilson and Clark cam
Wiign barrels are bursted. Evident
ly their former supporters have de
cided there is no chance for a Demo
cratic President any way, and have
grown tired of putting up for a losing
Nothing has done more to rally the
honest rank and file of the Republi
can party in this State and every
where to Roosevelt, than the fact that
the Democratic machine bosses every
where are praising Taft and abusing
Roosevelt, and besides doing all they
"n to help Republican machine boss
es of the Duncan stripe to dominate
the Republican party. The trusts op
erate the machines in both parties.
The Greensboro Daily News, which
claims to be an independent (?) Re
publican (?) paper, is now trying to
construe the Democratic platform so
to show that Senator Simmons has
kn true to his platform and is the
one simon-pure Democrat. If Mr.
Simmons is again made the boss of
the Democratic machine, then the
Greensboro News will become the or
thodox organ of that party of calam
lt'. high prices and broken promises.
THE VOTE IN MARYLAND
q , R , QArilroJ u
OOK oseveit Secured the
Vote in that State Ovei the
DOW OTOEU STATES STAD
Colonel Roosevelt Will IVobably Cap
ture the Twenty Votes From Cali
fornia Much Interest in Ohio and
Xew Jersey State-Wide Pri marie
The Outlook for Parrels Pout
More Hypocritical Economy on the
I 'art of the Democratic House
Hold and Selfish Extravagance
Congrefwt to Take Two Weeks Re
cess. (Special to The Caucasian.)
Washington. D. C, May 7, 1912.
The suspense and interest of theierv boss and everv machine would
nnl tlrlana o n A tha rnr 1 - n .n 11,.;
r 1.MV. vk" 6tuciau;
tf fill rOfffitl in tha XTo rr n 1
wi J i,ai'"oi vapum;
was greater yesterday over the out-
come of Maryland than over the re
sult in any other State.
The sweeping victory of Roosevelt
in securing the solid delegation of The express companies, with the
sixteen votes from that State was: help of the railroads, have been exert
hardly expected. Marylandisknownto ing their power to defeat the proposi-
be not only a very conservative State,;
but a State which has in the past
been dominated almost completely by
the bosses and machines of both par
ties, and by the special interests be
When Roosevelt won his great vic
tory in Illinois there was not so much
ssupense and interest in the vote
of that State because, frankly,
it must be admitted that no one in
the capital seriously expected him to
win. Therefore, his great victory
came as a surprise.
Following this the fight made in
Pennsylvania, while a most interest
ing and dramatic one, and interest
was keyed up to a high pitch, yet
there were few who expected such a
sweeping victory. It must be admits
ter that Roosevelt's friends did not
expect him to carry the State by a
sweeping majority, but expected him
to secure only a a substantial minor
ity representation. ... - - -
The next great fight was the State
of Massachusetts. While it was
thought that Roosevelt would there
secure a substantial following and get
a third or nearly half of the vote, it
was not thought that he would sweep
the State because it was believed that
if there was a State in the Union left
where Taft could win it was in that
rock-ribbed conservative State, that
was supposed to be dominated by the
special interests as completely as any
State in the Union.
The next State that wras considered
surest for Taft was the staid old con
servative State of Maryland. Now
that stronghold has been swept away
by the rising tide of Roosevelt's pop
ularity and the determination of the
rank and file of the people every- L
where to sweep away boss and ma
chine rule, which is another, name
for the domination of corporations
and trusts. ' "... - "
Other Victories in Sight.
The next important State to act is
California. That State has twenty
votes in the National Convention, and
there is now. no question that it will
be solid for Roosevelt.
The next State where President
Taft is supposed to be the strongest
is New Jersey, which ha3 twenty-four
votes. It is now believed that Roo
sevelt will get a majority, if not two
thirds, of the delegates from that
Of course, the most critical State in
the Union so far as President Taft is
concerned, and the next most import
ant State to act is Ohio, the Presi
dent's home State. If Roosevelt
should capture a majority, or half,
or even a substantial minority of the
delegates from that State, it will mean
that President Taft is certainly out
of the running and that Roosevelt's
nomination is sure. It is certain that
Roosevelt will have a very strong
following in that State. It Is en
tirely possible that he will get half of
the delegates, and he may get more.
Washington State for Roosevelt.
While this article is being written
the State of Washington is electing
delegates to the National Convention.
That State has ten votes and it is be
lieved that Roosevelt will have every
one of them.
While President Taft had a great
lead before Colonel Roosevelt con
sented to permit his friends to use
his name, yet the victories won by
Colonel Roosevelt in his direct appeal
to the people, since he entered the
race, have been the most remarkable
ever seen in the history of American
What a Western Senator Says.
A prominent Western Senator, d
cussing this remarkable political situ ,
ation to-day, said that a various times j
Dast D bad had micrlrinxi
about the tabiiity of the American
nation and the capacity of the Amer-f;
kan U to govern themselves and
j maJntaJn our iD.mution.: bat con -
tinutng. he said, that the way the
rank and file of the people. In every!
quarter of the country, bad risen la!
their might to assert their will in this!
r-i a i i . . . . I
i inmeuiui campaign QSQ convinced I
him that the future of American in
stitutions was secured, and that the
people would rule.
Must Have State-Wide Primaries.
Commenting further, be said that
under the old machine or boss con
vention and caucus system of the
past that the will of the people had
frequently been defeated, but that the
result of this campaign would mean
that every State In the Union would
now adopt State-wide primaries so
that every voter could cast his vote
for his preference for any candidate
from President down in his home pre
cinct, and that that vote would be re
corded and have its weight in every
Convention in the State and Nation
He said that when this was done, ev -
i , . . . i . . .
j ue ruuoeu ui me lasi cnance to ue-
t 1 .. ...
vise scnemes to inwurt tne will 01
the people. It now
people will rule.
looks like the
)utlKk for Parcels Post.
tion to establish any form of a par
I eels post in this country. They have!
j succeeded in fooling and lining up on
every side a large number of coun
try merchants, who have been pour
ing petitions in on Congress to de
feat every parcels post proposition.
This is an old scheme that has been
worked by the railroads and express
companies for twenty years. The
majority of the people, however, have
gotten their eyes opened to this kind
of scheme, and they are warning
their Congressmen that they will not
longer submit to the parcels post be
ing murdered by such monopoly in
fluences. It now looks as if this Congress
would be forced to yield to the peo
ple at least an experimental or a par
tial parcels post system.
More Hypocritical Economy.
The present Democratic House of
Representatives has' been posing as
an economy Congress. They began
by cutting down the salaries of a
number of clerks in the departments
and reducing the number of clerks in
many places. They next refused to
vote a single cent for battleships,
on the ground of economy. They have
n,of ,0feo(t . vaHinn!1. nav
just refused to vote additional money
needed for the starving and suffer- j
ing victims of the terrible Missisip-'
pi floods which are growing worse i
each day, and this has been done on
the score of economy.
Bold and Selfish Extravagance.
At the same time, tke Democratic
House has proceeded to increase the
salaries of the private secretaries of
each Congressman from fifteen hun
dred dollars a year to two thousand
dollars a year. This increase in sala
ries makes almost as large a sum as
that which the Democratic House re
fused to vote for the relief of the
Mississippi flood sufferers.
At ttiA suttia timp th TmrMratie-!
House has refused to vote to reduce
their prequisities or graft of twenty
cents for each mile traveled or sup
posed to be traveled going to and
coming from Washington by each
Congressman. A bill was offered to
reduce this item of traveling expenses
to actual cost. That provision was
promptly voted down, though it is
known that each Congressman pays
only about two and one-half cents a
mile for his transportation, and some
of them ride on passes and pay noth
At the same time, this Democratic
House has voted to take seventy-five ;
million dollars ($75,000,000) out oi
the Treasury to give pensions to so
called Union soldiers, who were nev
er in a battle and who never fired a
gun. For forty years, the Democratic
party has denounced the Republican
party for voting extravagant amounts
of money for pensions to Northern
soldiers who did not deserve it. The
Democratic House now approves of all j
the alleged extravagances of a Re- se, however, we think the Herald! Baltimore. Md.. May -The close
publican Congress in this direction been lead Into several serious er-j ness of the struggle between Presl
and adds seventy-five million dollars j rors. dent Taft and Theodore Roosevelt
on top of it, and does this clearly
with the hope of buying the Northern
soldier vote, to elect a Democratic
President, in order that the Demo
cratic politicians may get and divide
up the Federal offices of the country
Congress to Take a Two Weeks Re
cess. It has now become clear that Con
gress could not possibly adjourn be
fore the Republican and Democratic
National Conventions meet. The
leaders of the two Houses have there
fore gotten together and have tacitly
agreed that they will take a two
weeks' adjournment of Congress, to
cover the time of both of these conr
(Continued on page 2.)
; IfiT I'liUlf JIjV I
jThe Contest in the Republi-
can Party for the Presi- I
The Poll of the X. Y. Herald Is Clear
ly Wroajc This Time Some Potent 1
LUtakeLooks lake Ilooaeveit
Slay Wis The Vote in Detail.
We give below the table of Tail
delegates and the table of Roosevelt
delegates so far elected as prepared
and published by the New York Her
ald on last Sunday:
Instructed for, pledged or faror
Alabama (all but one district)
Colorado (8 delegates at large
and 2 districts)
! Connecticut (complete) 14
! Delaware (complete)
! District Cit f'ril 11 mhi 1
w" ' v
, Georgia (complete) 2S
Illinois (Fifth District)
Indiana ( 4 delegates at large
and 8 districts
Iowa (4 delegates at large and
Kansas (First District)
Kentucky (4 delegates at large
and all but 1 1-2 districts) . .
Louisiana (6 delegatea at large
and 7 districts) 20
Massachusetts (9 districts) ... 18
Michigan (G delegates at large
and 7 districts) 20
Missouri (9 districts) 18
New Hampshire (complete) . . .
New Mexico (part)
New York (4 delegates at large
and 39 districts) 82
Oklahoma (1 district)
Pennsylvania (5 1-2 districts) . .
Rhode Island (complete)
South Carolina (complete)....
Tennessee (8 districts)- 16
Vermont (4 delegates at large
; and 1 district) 'V
Virginia (complete) 24
Total for President Taft. .
Instructed for, pledged or favor
Illinois (all but one district) . . .
Iiana (5 districts ia
Kansas (4 districts)
Kentucky (1 1-2 districts) ...
Maine (complete) 12
Michigan (2 districts) 4
Missouri (4 delegates at large
and 6 districts)
Massachusetts (5 districts) . .
Nebraska (complete) 16
New Mexico (part) ..... t ... .
New York (part)
Oklahoma (10 delegates at large
and 3 districts)
Pennsylvania (12 delegates at
large and 26 1-2 districts) . .
Vermont (Second district)
Oregon (complete) 10
Total for Mr. Roosevelt.
Instructed for, pledged or favor
North Dakota (complete) IJi
Wisconsin (complete) 26
Total for Senator LaFollette 36
Instructed for, pledged or favor
Iowa (5 districts) 10
Uninstructed, unclassified and
Missouri (twelfth district)
NortJl Carolina (First district).
Massachusetts (8 delegates at
arge' : votes of the two parties instructed
12 ; the delegates to the State Convention
Dy the preference vote of each coun-
The New York Herald - has for ty. A majority of this vote in a coun
many years been considered the-fair- ty instructed that counties delegates
est and most reliable authority in i accordingly,
preparing summaries of political sit-( -uations.
In the past the Herald has n ew f i.t
t 1 1 V. Tn V.!o
"w " i
r or instance, ice neraiu places iu( ior cunuui ui ibi;iauub Bt.(.rcu
the Taft column, without any ques-f votes In the national convention was
tion, all of the southern delegates ! emphasized today when complete re
which have so far been elected. In turns from yesterday's' primaries
this we thin" that the Herald is mia-j showed that the result depended
taken. In the first place, the Herald j upon one county, which on the face
should state that most of the south-! of the returns gave Roosevelt a ma-
era delegates already elected are
The Herald gives twenty votes
from Mississippi to President Taft,
without question. Every one or tne
votes from Mississippi is claimed by
Col. Roosevelt's campaign manager.
The Herald gives 18 votes In South
Carolina to Taft, without question.
Our information is that at least 14
of those 18 delegates from South
Carolina will vote for Roosevelt.
(Continued on page 3.)
ROOSEVELT SWEEPS MARYLAND
HI THE PRESIDENTIAL ROW
Will UAVF nWl? IUIHDC THLI K M A 1 A IADI v
i f ati f b vnu mvtvu I linil rt llirWUai I I
- ! IN JTHE STATR iONVP WTf HlVf U A n A
STRONG LEAD IN
Incomplete Returns Indicate That Mr. Roosevelt fcaa Cap.
tared the Delegation From Texas Two Convection Held
in Amknsas- One for President Tuft and One for Col Roose
veltA Contesting Delegation From Alabama.
Baltimore. Md.. Slay . Mary
land's sixteen votes in the National
j Convention will be cast for Theodore
Roosevelt and Speaker Champ Clsrk.
unless the few election districts still
j to be heard from change the result
registered to-day by the State's flrtt
: Presidential primaries. Although the
6 ; result was clase and Colonel lloose-
f nn tVi fo nf tK vM m-rs m s m A
i iuu iuc uuwwi ui
' votes necessary to control the State
convention, the iatet count to-night
did not materially change the result
indicate before midnlKht.
The primaries divided the dele
gates to the State Convention a fol
lows: lie publicans: Roosevelt. ''; Taft.
Democrats: Clark. 72; Wllaon.
44; Harmon, 4; In doubt, 9.
Majority necessary to control the
The State delegates elected are
j bound to choose a delegation to the
National Convention favorable to the
t Presidential candidates for whom the
g j people to-day expressed their prefer
6 ! ence.
Although the preference vote of the
State as a whole did not determine
the result, it favored Roosevelt and
Clark by pluralities more conclusive
than the division of State delegates
based on the county preference vote
should. This was due largely to the
sweep which both successful candi
dates made in the city of Baltimore.
Speaker Clark led steadily from
the time the first returns arrived
from the Baltimore wards. Early in
j the. evening it looked as if Colonel
TTramirmlt wnnld win Yrw an Atiiatl
big majority, but shortly before mid
night returns from the strong Taft
counties In southern and eastern
Maryland put the President suddenly
ahead with sixty-three delegates to
nhy opponent's sixty-one.
, Prince George's County t!
George's County that decid-
1 oH Tlrtth airia r1almrf tt flvo vnt
iIT xi . . it . meagre returns irora Republican con
until conclusive returns shortly after! .? . , u
r f. , ry MMt. ventions give Colonel Roosevelt a
Clark and Roosevelt leaped into the
lead early with complete delegations
from Raltimore city, which gave them
i each twenty-eight delegates. Clark's
preferential vote In this city was
i greater than that of Harmon and Wil
; son combined. He defeated Wilson
' by nearly three to one and the New
Jersey Governor was ahead of Gover
nor Harmon by two to one.
The sweeping Clark suscess in Bal
. tlmore was a victory for the Demo
' cratic organization. In the Republi
j can primary here the Roosevelt or
j ganUation led by Collector of the
j Port William F. Stone.
Tho small vr o TvrUii br Clnv mnr
Harmon removed the possibility that
the Democratic fight be settled In the
j State Convention. Had none of the
t Democratic candidates won a major
j Ity of the delegatea Instructed for
! the candidate with the smallest fol
1 lowing would have been free to swing
! to oaa of the other candidates and
i control the convention after the first
2! The popular preferential vote was
lost sight of to-night and probably
j will not be tabulated to-morrow. Un,-
der the Maryland law the affiliated
- mwm J
i jority of but 80 votes. Putting this
county (Upward) in the Roosevelt
j column, gave him 66 delegates to. the
j State convention, just one more than
the majority, necessary tor control
The three Howard County delegates,
if counted for Taft. would have given
him the primary victory by the same
Complete unofficial returns recevl
ed today by the State Roosevelt com
mittee and all the Baltimore newspa
pers, including the two which have
CITY OF BALTIMORE.
supported Presides! Taft. -ire-1 la
cUine Colonel RooeU a majority
in Howard County of eighty o44
votes; but this slight taargtn left ihm
Taft leaders tonight nn tiling to
concede that their opponents had
on the election. "It would b lm
proper fur me to concede anything at
Ik t. si ... ft. . -,
xmw umi orn saryiat4 1 vote
- . i
j m uinonai contention nang ta
f irn nun iou oi-s. said John it
Manna, chairman of ih ltrpatlU aa
! Statf o-ntral comtnltte.
j of th Taft forte,
TWO i:TlON UKNsH.
One Delegation lntrurte f.r 1'rv-.
dent 111 and One for Cl. IU
tell. Little Rock. Ark . May 7 Two
Republican 8tate convention, one
attendedby ujporter of !reident
Taft and the other by adherents of
Col. RooeveIt. met here today. Kach
claimed for Itaelf regularity. Kach
elected four delegates at large from
Separate contentions, both Stat
and in two Congreuional districts,
have been held this week, making ten
delegates elected by each facton to
the Chicago convention so far.
The Roosevelt convention Instruct
ed iu delegates to vote for the for
mer President so long as his name U
before the Chicago convention.
ItOOSKVKIT AIIKA1I IS TKXAH.
Incomplete I tetania Give Col. IIoomv
Dallas, Texas, May 7. Returns
from approximately one-half of the
StalQ show God. Woodrow Wilson, of
New Jersey, far In the lead In the
number of inatructed delegates to the
Democratic State Contention select
ed at county conventions held
throughout Texas today. while
slight advantage over President Taft.
Republican return give Roovetelt
26 votes and Taft 20.
A number of counties reported no
Republican Conventions and several
will send delegatea to the State Con
vention, it Is not thought probable
that county instructions will prove
sufficient decisive to determine the
attitude of the State's delegation to
the Chicago contention.
Later Report Prom Texas (iitew t'fd.
Itooaevell AO and President
Dallas, Texas. May 7. Ret urns
from the Republican County Conven
tions received up to 1 1 o'elock to
night give Roosevelt 50 votes In the
State Convention; Taft 30. delegates
uninstructed 27; necessary to con
trol State Convention 1Z7 votes.
Four counties reported conventions
Roosevelt Forces Will Send Conteai
ing Ielegation From Alabama.
Monttgomery. Ala., May 5. Ala
bama Republicans of the Roosevelt
wing of the party held county con
ventions throughout the State yes
terday and named delegates to the
State Convention which they will
hold In Birmingham May 11. Reso
lutions were adopted endorsing
Roosevelt and recognizing Joseph O.
Thompson chairman of the Republi
Thompson formerly was chairman
of the Republican State organization
but was icbeduled by Pope M. Long
and Is no w recognized as the leader
of the "Insurgent" wing in this Slat.
The Birmingham convention was call
ed by him for the purpose of sending
a contest from the delegation to the
Will Klect Four Itooeve!t Delegates.
Independence, Kan.. May 8. The
Republican State Convention assem
bled here to-day. The convention will
elect four Roosevelt delegates to the
In his college work Woodrow Wil
son condemned the principle of the
initiative and referendum. In his
campaign speeches be indorses it. As
a teacher and writer of history he
criticised the foreign clsases in Amer
ica. On the stump he praises thera
high.- Albemarle Chronicle. .