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RALEIGH. !V. C, THURSDAY, MAY 1G. 1012.
NORTH CAROLINA REPUBLICANS
ENDORSE ROOSEVELT FOR PRESIDENT
Republican State Convention Was Held in Ral
eigh Yesterday and Elected Four Delegates
to the National Convention, to be Held in Chi
cago, June 18.
The Convention Decided to Elect a National Committee at
the Convention and Mr. Richmond Pearson was Elected to
Succeed Mr. E. C. Duncan The Report of the Credential
Committee was Rejected by the Convention and the Bolt
ing Delegations seated Without the Convention Even Know
r ing'the Merits of the Case Very Unfair and Unjust Pro
" ceedings, Which will be Rebuked by the People Attempt
to Elect a New Chairman Failed.
The Women Take Part in the
Presidential Primary in
LI FQLLVTTEE LOSING GQOUNO
... Republican State Convention,
h was called for the purpose of
inn four delegates and four al-tt.-s
to the Republican National
... iit ion, met in the Auditorium
rday at noon. The convention
, n,.(i to order bv State Chair-
After the Recess.
When the convention was called to
order after the recess, it was found
that the credentials committee was
Colonel Roosevelt Ha Secured the
Great Majority of the Votes the
Pt Week President Taft and
Colonel Roosevelt Both Making
Week's Campaign in Ohio- Indica
tions Are That Mr- Roosevelt Will
Get a Good Vote in the Democratic
Situation Speaker Clark Steadily
Gaining Over rofewor Wilson-
Democratic Leaders Take Fright
The Pension Steal.
(Special to The Caucasian.)
grearionai District of that Slat.
she torn, it it altted by every se
that this will settle the content. j
The Outlook la Srm Jersey.
The only other State is wnlehj
lher vu a serious doubt about the)
result was the State of New Jersey. 1
which hold it pri marie oa the llthj
of this month, hut If IlooeveU tweeds
California. Minnesota and Ohio, hei
will cot .only be nominated without
New Jersey, bat, on the other hand,
the effect of his victories up to date
would no doubt caue him to sweep
New Jersey alio.
A Remarkable Political Situation.
Politicians everywhere have been
astonished. If not dumb-founded, by
this remarkable political situation. j
The outpourings of the masss of tbej
people, not only to see and hear Col. !
Roosevelt, but also to vote for him
for President, has put the politicians
to speculating as to the meaning of it
The wise and the most thoughtful!
::ivote in CAUFomyk
Theodore Roosevelt Sweeps
the State by good Ma
jority suras rnou LunuuiD
la That State Eight rV4caH of Pre.
bf of fecro del gas t
v tate Ccatc&tioa te-4.
tvtrst4i Prw cargi
AttauVMajr tl tifms re
ceived at t.l4$irti of t&
Roostrll PrvKrii CUfe in tits
ity. H m stated to-aigal. tableau
that UooH !U$hira Ceft&
tioas were feI4 la practical? ail Gf
gta counties to-day to m&o 4lcai
to State and district eaatefi tioas to b
ideat Taft Were IHt oa the IMe-f fe,Mf J 4 ' Usoljr. A-
cardie c to St. Jv-liaa Yates, prvsUesl
gatkta to Ctxlraxo Itut AU Iatruct- of the club, a State orcaaiiatioa. the
edtoVoteforMr. ltaoeltlrr-i RK'U lc ot ItPbUtaa
party In this State, will send a fall
Ideot Taft Carrie .Nevada Cm- contesting delegation to Ike Natloaal
testing Ilooevelt IMegatioa frota Convention. The so-called regular.
. . v. ! or Taft leg. held a State Coavectioa
C.eorgU and AUbama Notice of jn March and nsmd a 4lgi!oa of
Thlrty-thrwe Content Hat e Already j twenty-four to the Chicago Coat en
Hern Piled With National Commit
tee. - "
from one district were uot attracted.
not ready to report, as they had not!lican campaign have been in favor of
coionei uooseveit. ine only votes
which President Taft has secured
finished hearing the contests.
There were cries for Settle
Can Vr nicrt rl t m m A A
j0f these politicians are beginning to j nar, relurnj Qf d prlnrikl
: look for the cause that Is deeper than ' frnm tttrsu, ,,,..rK...
Washington. D. C, May 14. 1912. I Personality of the candidates and ! throughout the elmn Congrewlonsl
During the past week all of thedeepr ,an e tTeco8 of thwo ! districts in California, indicated a
victories for delegates in the Kepub- m.en fS ,f enJ ' r arf victory for Roosevelt in the Presiden
tial preference vot. Apparently he
ning to realize that there existed al
ready a deep feeling of dissatisfaction
hall at that time. Mr. Walser made
another short talk on Mr. Roosevelt's
trip through North Carolina, which
was greeted with cheers. Col. Wal
ter U. Henry was then called upon
for a speech and he spoke in behalf
of President Taft. There were calls
to "sitdown" and some to "go on"
and then the band "struck up" and
Col. Henry stopped speaking. Then
there were call3 for Marion Butler.
jr'Si nlod from several counties and Mr. Butler spoke for a few minutes
th-sr were called, these coming in and stated that he stood for the rule
!a- r. Chairman Moreuead announc- of the people and against the rule of
that all the counties, a hundred, the bosses. Then there were calls
xvr, represented. for Judge W. S. Q'B. Robinson, who
The Credentials Committee.
CrisHom as regular secretary.
C!iair:ii.in Morehead had called
.nwntion to order he asked Dr.
Vann, President of Meredith
( ,,!!. to olTer prayer.
Tli." roll of the counties was called
,,. t;1(. secretary and as this was call
, "i noiict was given of contests from
ns.m. Bumcombc. Carteret, Frank
lin. Wake and Van:e, and it was an-K-KMici-d
that no credentials had been
which the Taft managers centered
On the baris
fV.in M. Morehead, with Mr. UH- gpt.ak, but Mr. Settle was not in the! "c c l"BI . ' i change that would brine the covern-i " . MW
. raeut nearer the people and elminate v . . t
supporters have been forced to con- , ... . . to be second choice
1 1 1 fi w c rii I k n nih to r rr o rvt a fAe
cede that in the past they have been LV V V I , 7 " 1VI ! voters over La Follette.
j , . , (Jark led Wilson bv a wid
wi , ; i. T '"uuu in the Democratic
places the number of ' "! w . i B, , , . fe ! as counted up to 8 o'clock
claiming votes in the South for Taft
that are now known to be for Roose
Anoth? !UwHl IMegatioa Proa)
Birmlnchatn. Ala. May 11. At
the Stat Contention of th Hoooetvli
adhcrrnU of AUUisa, held fcte to
day. tt-lt d.-!rctc it-larcr !h
one-half ote each wer to
the Chltatro coamtlm,
tongreslonal dUtrtct caucus from
the Flrt. Second, Fifth an4 Nltsth
DiMrSctHjaJiKi were held and two drle
ik tit to Chicago from ear h.
All delegate rrr rUm iron-clad
claimed delegates for Taft at the end
among the people until it has become i
Chairman Morehead then announc
ed tin; Credentials Committee by Con
pvssional Districts as follows: First
District, G. A. Conover, of Beaufort;
made a speech that seemed to please
the audience. Secretary Grissom
read reslutions thanking the city of
Raleigh for their entertainment of
the convention. Mr. J. E. Fowler
then made a short talk in the interest
lf jrMV' vl? ,r
of this week really less than at the
end of the week before. In the mean
time, Colonel Roosevelt has given in
thirty-eight additional delegates.
California Probably for Roosevelt.
i ripe for action, and this mature,
j though silent feeling, is now simply
j expressing itself in a most remark
J able way in the support of the candi
j dacy of Colonel Roosevelt.
Many politicians, who have been
San Francisco, Cal., May 14. The-(
odore Roosevelt and Champ Clark
were apparently victorious by a large
margin to-day over their respective
Republican and Democratic rivals In
To-dy, the Presidential primaries;
are being held in the State of Call-1
fornia. For weeks the Taft managers;
have claimed that they would carry j
all or a substantial part of that State, j
Their claims have been based largely!
upon the fact that the woman's suf
rage has been granted to that State,
and that the women are voting this
year for the first time, and that a
larger nun ber of Taft women's clubs
have appeared stronger in-the-news-4
paper reports of their meetings than
they have in effect, as the member
ship has not been up to expectation.
Another element of doubt as to the
result in California has been the
campaigning of that State by Sen
ator La Follette and Mrs. La Follette. j
Mrs. La Follette has had a number)
of large and enthusiastic audiences
saying In the past that Colonel Roo-I California's preferential Presidential
1 - J .. T- V, I I . ., 1
sevelt could not be elected, even if
nominated, for such a campaign
would split his party, are now begin
ning to admit that possibly this wave
of enthusiastic support of the Colonel
will make the most remarkable cam
paign if he is nominated, that the
country has ever, seen, and the result
in his election.
primary. This statement is based on
" The Democratic Situation.
During the past week, Speaker
Clark has been steadily gaining,
while Professor Wilson has clearly
been losing. If the majority rule
prevailed in the Democratic conven
tion, it would now be generally ad
neri5jr HldItrtUft Mar)
land Contention Will 1 1M
Baltimore Md., May -Governor
Philips Lee Goldeborough. on of th
leaders of the Republican party of
Maryland, to-day declared tfcal he
advocate sending a delegation to the
National Convention that would vote
returns received from 136 precincts ,or uooseveu as jong at mere
out of a total of 3,700 In the State as1 was a cae of his receiving the
foljows: j nomination.
1iennhllcanRnnKPvlt 7 Tnff 1 Governor Goldthoroujch said;
4,162; La Follette 1,635.
Democratic Clark, 1,437; Wilson
These returns were in the main
from the five Congressional Districts
embracing the three most populous
districts of theStater San 'Francisco
and Los Angeles Counties and the
suburban area bordering San Fran
cisco Bay. They are regarded as In
dicative of the general result.
"Colonel Roosevelt won the pref
enentlal vote In the primaries In this
State last Monday, and the will of the
people should prevail. 1 was on the
Taft side and we lost."
Chairman J. B. Ilanna of the Re
publican Bute Central Committee,
who heard the Governor make the
above statement, said he endorsed the
Governor's views. Mr. Ilanna sup
ported President Taft In the primary
in ban h rancisco. in wnicn were
f I I . a a - mm
mitted that Speaker Clark would be! centered the hopes of the Taft man-! 11 'Y1 , T ."H'r
t rr lasers, the vote was close. .borough will head the Maryland dele-
tiir i iriiiin i i i ii iiiiiii i iirt-.. i i w ivi i c - - r - - -
j thirds rule of the Democratic party,
! 'mtt-pvor still 1pjivs snFfiilnHnn as tn
She has been appealing for support j ".Wo t: Vrttoc nf tho nthtT nnHi
One hundred and twenty precincts 'atlon to Chicago. Col. K. C. Car-
Col. Theodore Roosevelt.
?eond, R. D. Paschal, of "Warren;
Third. C. C. Vann, of Duplin; Fourth,
Kerry Godwin, of Johnston; Fifth,
v. Hampton, of Surry; Sixth, I.
B- Tucker, of Columbus; Seventh, A.
B. Coltrane, of Randolph; Eighth, J.
D. Dorsett, of Rowan; Ninth, C. A.
Jones, of Lincoln; Tenth, Fred D.
Hambrick, of Rutherford.
After the appointment of the cre
dential committee Chairman More
head arose and stated that the chair,
recognizing the overwhelming senti
mnt in the convention for Col.
Roosevelt, that he deemed it fitting
tbat the leader of the Roosevelt
forces in the State should act as
chairman over the convention during
the organization and he therefore
alled Hon. Z. V. Walser to take the
cilair. Mr. Walser then made a short
address in behalf of the cause of
Roosevelt and stated that he was con
fident Col. Roosevelt would be nomi
nated fnr T?, v,
icoiucm cl i i. uc uuiv.agu George
Pinion on June 13. Mr. Walser
ad a telegram from Senator Joseph
j-1- Dixon, National Chairman of Col.
Roosevelt's campaign, stating, that
- r- Roosevelt's prospects were very
brght and hp honor! Vr-Vi Poi-nlim
vvv Aiwa iu. vui viiuu
of Col. Roosevelt. The next call was
for Mr. Jake Newell, who endorsed
Mr. Roosevelt's candidacy. Mr. V. S.
Lusk, of Asheville, also made a talk
before the convention.
for the Presidency for her husband.
The fact, however, that Senator La
Follette has been attacking Colonel
Roosevelt more than he has been at-!
dates might consolidate. Therefore,
while Speaker Clark is now clearly
in the lead, yet the result of the Dem
ocratic Convention is still much in
tacking President Taft has caused j doub th n Qne things geems to be
much of his following to desert him j ciear and tna ,8 tnat Professor wil.
and go over to Roosevelt. The feel-) EOn cannot be nominated.
mg has grown and spread that Sen-; u wiH proDablv De clark or
iiiui r uiieiie was reany trying to
beat Colonel Roosevelt, and that he
The Committee on Credentials.
Here Chairman Walser announced
that the Committee on Credentials
was ready to report. There was a
stir in the convention. The report was
read by Mr. F. D. Hamrick, of Ruth,
erford, the secretary of the commit
tee. It set out the following as to
Anson County Both delegations
seated, each to have a half vote.
Buncombe County Thomas Settle
to be a delegate, that he had asked
in the county convention for the rel
ative Taft and Roosevelt, strength,
and despite the wishes of the minor
ity had not been put on as a delegate
Carteret County To seat the Dr.
W. Davis delegation. This
delegation is an anti-E. C. Duncan
National Committeeman delegation.
Franklin County To seat the
H. Whitaker delegates. This favor
ed E. C. Fuller as chairman and was
against James Ball and T. T. Hicks,
Cm Vend Up a solid delation for who also lost in the Congressional
v., vit, XUC1C
iring When Mr Waleor VioH ftnicVi.
ed reading the telegram.
A motion to take a recess for one
tUr.to give the credential commit
time to act was then carried.
Convention of the Fourth District.
Greene County A contest present
ed to tte committee and withdrawn.
Franklin County To seat the T.
H. Whitaker delegation and throw
(Continued on page 4.)
was more anxious to do this than to
help the progressive cause for which
he stands as one of the champions.
It is believed that the result of the
primaries in California to-day will
give, at least, eighteen, if not the
entire twenty votes of that State, to
Same Situation in Minnesota.
At the same time, the Presidential
primaries are being held in the State
of Minnesota. It has been thought
that Senator La Follette was strong
er, in that State than in any State in
the Union outside of his own State
and the State of North Dakota.
The Taft people have believed that
Senator La Follette would defeat the
progressive element, to such an ex
tent with Colonel Roosevelt that
President Taft would secure most of
the delegates from that State. The
present indications, however, are that
Roosevelt will carry every Congres
sional District in that State over both
Taft and La Follette, with the possi
ble exception of two Congressional
Districts. Only one of these districts,
however, can be said to be really in
doubt. Therefore, the outlook is that
Roosevelt will get twenty out of the
Almost the Same in Ohio.
Beginning on yesterday. Colonel
Roosevelt and President Taft both
began for a week's campaign in the
State of Ohio.
A number of Colonel Roosevelt's
friends tried to perusade him not to
campaign Ohio, inasmuch as it was
the President's home State. Other
I friends-of his pointed out, however,
that President Taft had invaded New
York and gotten action in that State
so early that it gave President Roose
velt no chance to put his cause before
the people of his State.
A few months ago It was thought
that Senator La Follette had really a
stronger following inOhio than would
have Colonel Roosevelt. All of this,
however, is changed. The La Follette
strength has nearly all gone over to
Colonel Roosevelt. It is now believed
that Roosevelt will carry at least half
and possibly two-thirds of -tha Con-
i : . . I . a.
complete in SanFrancisco County i ,IUfcluu v " i mwseicu
out of 356 gave Roosevelt 5.2S1: j Maryland Committee, aaaured the
Taft 4,285; La Follette, 2.572; Clark ' Governor that the Roosevelt people
1,913; Wilson 823. j wanteo n,ni take the position. Gov-
' Outside of San Francisco Roose-i ernor GoldsborouKh Implied that he
velt carried every Congressional Dis-i would he Klad to a"nd th National
trict. his vote being especially heavy j Convention If it waa demonstrated
in the interior counties. Women vot-j that 8Uch was the dlre of hl Parr
ers played a large part in to-day's
primary. Reports from all parts of TWO MOltK OX Ml KDLIt CHAIU.i;
dark horse, and in every list of dark tne fetate indicate mat tney went toi
horses the figure of W. J. Bryan hastne polls in greater numbers than the j Medame Nora Itritt and Llxxie
always, and will always, loom up as;men in proportion to registration, j Shaft of A!cvi!le Arretted for
long as he lives. " I tne twenty-six delegates; Complicity in the Myrtle Havtkia
'elected to-day were chosen at large! Cose,
democratic leaders m congress ; and accordIng to the state law they
Maryland State Convention Klects
C. May 15
Myrtle Hawkins the Henderon Coun
ty grana jury to-day returned true
bills against Mesdams Nora Britl
and Lizzie Shaft, of Ashveille. The
bill (containing a new count, four In
, ""V"" Charging tiera with
At one time the leaders of the 01 prererence.
Democratic House seemed to be an I
j A1U 14 O UJU Ui U XXJLlfyM COS) L A J I lUt .
jmeeting of the National Convention.!
Apparently, they have either changed
. i . i i . , HQ 1 f i m nro T tl lHv 1 A c I rttmrt '
tneir mmas or are nesitaung auout: . 7-' 7" jail) Included five other persons here-
what to do. ; delegate, eight of them selected byjtofore
When they found that the Republi- the friends of President Taft andthe McCa,u am, wm
can leaders were wining to aajourn ; 6". 00110 w mcvuu.c
if the Democrats wanted to adjourn, j Roosevelt, but all Instructed to vote
but at the same time announced their 1 for Colonel Roosevelt at Chicago,
willingness to stay here and pass up- j wre elected to-day at the Maryland
on legislation that was nending. the i Republican State Convention.
Democratic leaders took fright. They
realized that their record had been a
do-nothing one, but one that would
put tncin on the defensive, and hence
they fear now to adjourn unless they
can do something that they can
point to as a record of achievement,
on the other hand, the Republicans
take the position that the longer the
Democratic House stays here the
worse its records will be.
The Pension StesvL
Democratic pension . steal.
which provided for taking seventy
five millions dollars out of the Treas
ury to pay the so-called pensions to
soldiers who never fired a gun, has
been slashed and cut by the Republi
can Senate down to one-third of its
former size. The Senate has finally
agreed to the bill in a form in which
it will carry about twenty-five million
dollars additional pensions, and this
bill has been signed by the President.
It is regretted that the Senate did
not disagree to the whole proposition,
because every man, woman and child
in the country, who is not interested
in one of these pensions, is clear that
the pension roll was already too large
to properly care for those who are
justly entitled to protection and sup
port from the Government. f
The 3Iisissippi Floods.
During the past week the floods of
the Mississippi River, which it was
thought had reaehed and passed their
s .(Continued on page 5.)
Although the Taft men controlled
a majority of the 129 delegates so
far as their personal affiliations were
concerned, they made no effort to de
feat the instructions of the prefer
ence primaries, which- were for Col.
Roosevelt. After some skirmishing
before the convention met a plank
was put in the platform and later
unanimously adopted which declared
the Presidential record of Colonel
Roosevelt "without parallel In our
generation," and concluded with a
pledge to give him the "undivided
support" of the Marydand delegation
for the Presidential nimination.
President Taft's administration was
endorsed in more measured terms.
The Roosevelt forces yielded the
position of National Committeeman
and pledged themselves to re-elect a
Taft man, William P. Jackson.
The delegates at large chosen to
Governor Phillips Lee Gold bor
ough, Wm. T. Warburton, Col. E. C.
Carrington, Jr., George L. Welling
ton. In addition twelve district dele
gates were chosen.
Of the delegates at large Governor
Goldsborough and Mr. Warburton are
Taft. men. Colonel Carrington is
chairman of the Maryland Roosevelt
Mr. Wellington Is a former Unit
ed States Senator and a Roosevelt
One of the district delegates. J. P.
Evans, of Baltimore, is a- negro, and
ed by the grand Jury a few months
ago the Shaft and Brltt women were
bound over by a magistrate. The new
bil Icharges first degree murder
against the two women, George Brad
ley and Abner McCall. McCall's wife
and Boney Bradley are charged with
being accessories to murder before
the fact and Dan McCall with being
accessory after the fact. The new
count In the indictment charge all
with conspiracy to bring on an abor
tion. The Shaft and Brltt women who
were on bond were arrested and will
not be admitted again to ball. So
licitor Johnson stated that much new
evidence was brought oat before the
grand jury and that the State has A
very strong case. Cblef-of-Pollce
Garren left to-night for Ashevill to
get the Bradleys who are In Bun
combe jail. The Hawkins case has
been set for trial, beginning next
Monday and may consume two weeks.
Severe Storm in Randolph.
Greensboro, May 11. A wind of
cyclonic proportions swept over the
central portion of Randolph County
this afternoon, doing considerable
damage. At Speere, two barns were
turned over, trees uprooted and two
men who had sought safety In one of
the demolished barns were injured.
Wires largely down and definite news
Anniston. Ala,, May 11. -Three
persons are reported killed, scores in
jured and property damage estimat
ed at 1250,000 as the result of a cy
clone at Talladega, Ala. Tonight tel
ephone and telegraph wires were tons
down and the entire city is in darkness.