North Carolina Newspapers

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No. lO
Early Returns From Tuesday's Primary in the
Buckeye State Gives CoL Roosevelt a lead of
18,000 Votes, While His Manager Claims His
Majority Will Reach 50,000
The Ohio Primary Law Provides That the Winner in
ft . ft- -If At TT m.1 1-V . -w . m
Primary anaii rvisu nave me delegates at Large to tne
National Convention The Vote in Some of the
Congressional Districts is Still in Doubt La Foliette
Received a Very Good Vote in Columbus, but did
not Figure Much in State at Large The Latest Re
turns Give Gov. Harmon a Majority Over Professor
Wilson for Democratic Nomination.
Columbus, Ohio, May 21. Out of
Iu( ii!-on.' Congressional Districts Inplexity of the
!,.. State totals computed at a time
lin fewer than half the precincts
,r' counted indicated that Roose
will have twenty of the forty-two
.strict delegates and that Taft will
,tvc fourteen, while the returns are
o incomplete that eight delegates at
present cannot be counted by either
Aparently Mr. Taft has the first,
Itcond, sixth, seventh, eighth, thir-
eeiah and fifteenth. Mr. Rosevelt is
H lieved to have won the delegates in
he fourth, fifth, tenth, eleventh,
welftli, fourteenth, seventeen, nine
eetith, twentieth and twenty-first.
The vote in the third is very close as
t is in the ninth and sixteenth.
riends of President Taft declare he
as carried the eighteenth but Roose
velt supporters will not concede this.
5The eighteenth is on the eastern
Jiorder of the State and returns have
teen very slow.
I Completely primary Republican re
turns from 1,325 precincts out of 5,
392 in the State give Roosevelt dele
gates a total of 59,054 and Taft dele-
rates 41,435.
An Earlier Story.
Columbus, Ohio, May 21. With
little more than one-third of the to
tal vote in the State counted at 1
jo clock this morning, Colonel Roose-
.volt's delegates on the Republican
picket and Governor Harmon on the
Democratic preference ballot led
bhio's first Presidential preference
I Complete returns from slightly less
than two thousand precincts of 5,192
Jin the State showed that Colonel Roo
sevelt's delegates had a lead of more
than 15,000 votes. Governor Har
fmon's lead over Woodrow Wilson was
Jconsiderably less than this. The close
ness of his race with Wilson was indi
cate by late reports from Cincinnati,
povernor Harmon's home city. Here
the Ohio Governor who had been well
n the lead in the early returns was
fchown to have 1,954 votes and Wilson
jl,904 in 120 precincts out of a total
Xf 361. A peculiar situation develop
ed in the compilation of the results.
fThis showed that while Colonel Roo
sevelt had a lead of 15,000 in the to-
jtal number of votes cast for delegates
pledged to him the vote by districts
lould not have more than twenty-two
cf the forty-two district delegates to
jthe National Convention at Chicago.
But while the Democratic Presiden
tial was so close, the result could not
)e foretold, th eindications were that
.Governor Harmon would have at least
22 or 24 of the delegates to the Balti
more Convention. The privilege of
Naming the six delegates-at-large of
he State however is carried by the
pinner of the Presidential vote.
I Of the Congressional District, Col.
JRoosevelt, apparently has won the
Relegates in the fourth, sixth, ninth,
tenth, eleventh, twelfth, fourteenth,
fifteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth,
Nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty
first districts. President Taft prac
tically has been granted the first, sec
pnd, third, probably the fifth, seventh,
eighth, and thirteenth districts, v
J The sixteenth district remained in
jdoubt, although both sides claimed it.
I Roosevelt supporters also claim
two or three of the districts listed
for Taft to-night.
I Despite the close fight between the
Taft and Roosevelt forces on the Re
Publican ticket, United States Senator
La Foliette, of Wisconsin, received
considerable support, particularly in
Cleveland where he was credited with
everal thousand votes. In Wood
jCounty, near Toledo, Senator La Fol
iette ran second to Colonel Roose
velt. -
I Mr. Bryan and Speaker Champ
Clark, although their names 'were not
on the Democratic ballot, received a
scattering vote through many pre-
Mncts in the State.
I Cincinnati, Cleveland, Toledo, Co
fUinDUS. Davton. and a Anvon mnro.
of the larger cities in the State fur-
r,i)UCU me greater portion of to-1
'night's returns.
Because of the com-
nrimarv hi Mrt fha
J mf w - - ' - f .....W.J vuiiui, lu;
count in rural districts was unusual
ly low.
Fir.-st Story After Polls Cloel.
Columbus, Ohio, May 21. Com
plete Republican returns from 537
r.c o4.!
give Roosevelt a total of 18,186 and
tfco T.ft H0i0(,of0fl 1M17 t.. J
from 481 precincts in the Democratic
returns give Harmon 7,774 and Wil-
son 6,875.
Columbus, Ohio, May 21. On the
face of the early returns in Ohio's
first Presidential preference primary
to-day, Colonel Theodore Roosevelt
led the Republican ticket by 3 to 2
over President Taft and Governor
Woodrow Wilson, of New Jersey, led
over Judson Harmon, of Ohio, on the
Democratic ticket by about the same
These returns, however, were giv
en on a basis of complete figures from
little more than 250 precincts out of
a total of 5,192 precincts in the State.
Only on the Democratic ticket does
the count present a direct Presiden
tial preference vote. On computed is
the total number of ballots cast In the
precincts counted for delegates to the
National Convention pledged to Col.
Roosevelt or President Taft. It was
impossible from the early returns to
gather an indication of the number
of delegateaeither President Taft or
Colonel Roosevelt have gained.
President Taft appeared to have
carried Cincinnati by a large margin
and also Toledo and Dayton, among
the larger cities. This was more than
oqset by the vote given Colonel Roo
sevelt in Cleveland, Columbus, and
other cities. The Roosevelt lead in
the North end of the State it seemed
would give the former President an
advantage which Mr. Taft could not
overcome by his vote in the South end
of the State, including Cincinnati, his
home, and the rural districts.
Senator La Foliette received a lar
ger vote than State politicians had
predicted for him, getting a consider
able fraction of the vote cast in the
Northern end of the State, including!
Governor Wilson, like Colonel Roo
sevelt, was given his biggest vote in
the city of Cleveland and the sur
rounding counties. Governor Harmon
polled a heavy vote in Columbus, the
capital, and also in his home city,
Harmon's campaign managers, de
spite the early figures, declared that
their candidate had carried the State
through the heavy vote they expected
had been given him in the country
districts. Governor Wilson's chief
strength, they said, had been in
Cleveland where Mayor Newton D.
Baker had waged a strong fight
against Harmon.
Manager Dixon Declares Col. Roose
velt's Majority Will Recah 50,000
in Ohio.
Washintgon, D. C, May 21. At
midnight Senator Dixon issued the
following statemnt from the Roose
velt. National headquarters:
. "There is no further room for ar
gument. On last Thursday at Colum
bus, Mr. Taft in his speech said:
" 'The vote in Ohio, my home State,
will be the deciding one, and will set
tle the question of the nomination.'
"Ohio has spoken.
"By a majority of probably 50,000
she has declared her preference for
Theodore Roosevelt as the Republi
can nominee for President. Roose
velt will have 44 of the 48 delegates
in Mr. Taft's own State.
"Theodore Roosevelt will be nomi
nated as the Republican candidate for
President o nthe first ballot at Chi
cago, and will be elected in Novem
ber by the. biggest mapority ever giv
en a Presidential candidate. This is
the end of the contest."
No statemnt was issued by the Taft
managers to-night. It was stated at
the President's headquarters that
more, complete returns would be
before comment would be
made, Both headquarters were
selged by members of Con cress and
political leaders to-night for sevi of
the Ohio fight.
Columbus, Ohio, May 22. Early
returns show Roosevelt secured at
least thirty-two of the forty-two dele
gates to the Republican National Con
ventlon in yesterday's primaries.
Governor Harmon on the Democratic
side, has twenty-eight delegates and
Governor Wilson eight. Harmon, has
a large lead in the Presidential pref
erence rote.
Roosevelt, it Is estimated, has ap
parently twenty thousand plurality
over Taft. Taft so far has carried
ony three entire districts.
Senate Expectso Remain at Work
All Summer Tariff Rattle In Sight j
Lo rimer Case and Other Special j
Legislation Will, in Consequence,
Re Taken Up for Action. j
(Special to The Caucasian.)
Washineton. D. C May 21. Alii
efforts to reach an agreement be-!
tween regular and progressive Repub-i
Means on the tariff having failed, and!
the attitude of Democrats indicating j
plainly that every one of the House I
hills will h hrnntrht tn a vnt fn th
Senate, if It takes all summer, an :
air of quiet resignation has at last j
settled upon the stalwart Republi-
" , . , , . .
The prolongation of the session be-!
yond the Natlonal Conventions, also
means that the various other meas
ures of legislation, including the ap
propriation bills, the naval program,
good roads, and parcels post bills,
canal legislation, and the Lorimer
case, will have much attention.
An early adjournment would have
meant the postponement of most of
this special legislation, or a vote af
ter very hasty consideration.
Kansas Merchant Had Allowed Large
Stock of Goods to Rot in His Store
Open it to Save Stock.
Wallace, Kansas, Dispatch.
Peter Robideaux has at lafet brok
en the resolution he made in 1887 to
never re-open the store he then
closed. It was the hardest thing
Robideaux ever did to break that res
olution, but his cattle were starving,
while piled away in the back end of
the big building were bales of hay
which would keep them alive. It took
two days for Robideaux to break his
resolution. When he could stand the
piteous lowing of the cattle no long
er, he turned the rusty key in the
rusty old lock, tumbled out the bales
and locked the door again.
Although it had been stored away
twenty-five years, the hay still was fit
to eat.
Robideaux came to Wallace early
in the sixties,, ahead of the railroad,
and took up a claim, afterwards
working on the grade. When he got
enough money he opened a little
store. He prospered, bought land
when it was cheap, added to his stock
and increased the size of his store-
buildings until, in 1880, he had the
largest store between Kansas City
and Denver. Then came the drouth,
the hot winds and hard times, and
Wallace began to fade away until it
ws only a ghost of its former self.
Robideaux's trade dropped off stead
ily and finally, one day in 1887, he
sat from sunrise to sunset and not a
person crossed the threshold of his
store. That night he locked the
store, turned his back on the $25,
000 stock of goods within and de
clared he never would set foot inside
it again. And Robideaux kept that
resolution. Costly hardness and sad
dles rotted away, clothing became
nests of moths, groceries dried up or
became prey for worms, hardware
and cutlery turned to rust and. still
Robideaux kept his resolution. When
he wanted anything he bought it
somewhere else. Often members of
his family tried to prevail upon him
to sell the stock or use what part of
it the family might need, but he nev
er would.
Robideaux was wealthy, owning
large areas of land in this section,
and a big and well-stocked ranch
northeast of Wallace. When he closed
the store he retired to the ranch and
has lived there since.
The Secret Explained.
(From the Youth's Companion.)
, "I don't see how it is," Jenkins be
gan, eyeing the tramp and his per
forming dog with frank envy. "Here
is this mongrel of yours doing all
these tricks, and there is my dog,
with a pedigree a yard long, that
can't be taught a single thing! I've
hammered at it till I'm tired, and he
can't even be trusted on to roll over
when he's told to."
vWell, sir, 'tain't so much the
dog," the tramp replied, confidently.
"You have to know more'n he does,
or you can't learn him anything'
1 Lttivli JUM iiLiVV JEUUiil
President Taft and Go!. Roose
velt are Now Speaking in
That State
The New York Herald Statement
on How the Two Candidate Stand
Give President Taft 4fU Votes
With 140 of the Number UtUa-
trucked and Gives Colonel Roose
velt 380 Vote If There is So
domination on Vlrt Ballot at
Chicago a "Dark Horse" May be
Brought Into the Rare by the Un
lnstructed Delegate The Bogus
Delegations That Were Seated in
Last State Convention.
(Special to The Caucasian.)
Washington D- c- Ma 21 1912-
The campaign in Ohio between Col.J
Roosevelt and President Taft during j
the past week, and which closed last !
night, has been the most strenuous i
and remarkable campaign that
ever occurred in the history of this
country. To-day the ballots are be-
n, f . ?' tu
mitted will determine the Republi-
can nominee for the Presidency. In
short, the vote of the Presidency of
the United Staes for the next four
years, the greatest prize not only
within the gift of the people of this
country, but the greatest prize of any
man in the world, is now held in the
balance and will be determined be
fore sunset.
Both sides are claiming the State,
though both sides admit that the
contests in that State, it being the
President's home State, will be clos
er than the contests in Illinois and
Pennsylvania, and probably as close
as the contests were in Massachu
setts and Maryland.
The claim made by Senator Dixon,
Colonel Roosevelt's campaign man
ager, Is'that he is sure of carrying
eleven Congressional Districts and
also sure to control the State Con
vention which will elect the six dele
gates at large. If he does, this will
give Colonel Roosevelt twenty-eight
votes out of the forty-eight votes of
the State.
If such should be the result, or
anything near it, It is admitted by
President Taft's friends that it will
practically end his chances for the
nomination. It is admitted by every
one that for Colonel Roosevelt to get
an even break, or even near half the
delegates in Ohio, will be a great
The Next Struggle in New Jersey.
The next State will be New Jersey,
which has twenty-eight electoral
votes. On Thursday both President
Taft and Colonel Roosevelt will be
gin the campaign in that State. If
Colonel Roosevelt should get half or
anything like an even break in Ohio,
it is conceded that he will have the
best chance to carry New Jersey.
The Uncertain Elements in the Situa
tion. In this connection, we give below
the last revised estimate published
by the New York Herald:
While the Herald table gives 4 84
votes to President Taft and only 380
votes to Colonel ifoosevelt, yet the
Herald, In an article In the same is
sue, admits that "President Taft's
candidacy is In a dangerous position."
The Herald then goes on to show that
of the 484votes claimed for Presi
dent Taft that 140 are unlnstructed,
though thought to be favorable to
President Taft, and besides that there
are nearly a humdred votes included
in that list that are contested.
The Herald admits that if the con
tested votes and the unlnstructed
votes were taken from the 484 votes
claimed by President Taft that to
day he would fall far below the 380
votes that are squarely Instructed for
Colonel Roosevelt.
It is known that the unlnstructed
votes are unlnstructed because they
really prefer a third candidate or a
dark horse If President Taft cannot
be nominated. This being so, it would
seem to indicate that there is no
chance of President Taft's being
nominated .and that the only ques
tion is whether or not Colonel Roose
velt will get a majority, or will a
third term candidate be named.
Besides, the Herald admits that
there are a number of Southern dele
gates who have been instructed for
Taft who are liable to break either on
the first ballot or on the second bal
lot for Colonel Roosevelt. This
makes the whole Presidential situa
tion extremely uncertain.
The New York Herald Taft and
Roosevelt Tables.
Below we give the Taft and Roose
velt tables prepared by the New
York Herald as referred to above:
t1rrSrt Taft.
Istrtscte4 for. pledge!, or favor
able to
Alabama (cotsplete)
Arka&sa (two districts ...... 4
Colorado (cosspiei) 12 j
Cossrticut t compute ) ....... SI j
Delaware (complete) t j
District of Columbia 3 (
Florid (complete) IS
Georgia (complete) 2Sf
Hawaii C !
Illinois (Fifth District) ....... 2
Indiana (four delegate at largw 1
and eight districts) 20 j
Iowa ( four delegates at large and 1
six districts) Hi
Kansas (First District) 2 j
Kentucky (4 delegates at large I
and alt but 1 1-2 districts) .
Louisiana (complete) 20
Massachusetts (nine districts)...
Michigan (six delegates at large
and seTen districts)
Mississippi (complete)
Missouri (nine districts) ......
II j
0 f
.uuiuaua uuui(iric) .......... 9 ,
Nevada (complete) 6 1
New Hampshire (complete)
New Mexico ( part )
New Vork i delegates at large
and 39 districts)
Oklahoma (two districts) ......
Pennsylvania (4 1-2 districts).,
1 orto ,i,co -
! Rhode Island (complete) 10 j
South Caroliua (ix districts) 121
Tennessee ( 4 delegates at large f
and eight districts) 20 j
Texas (Ninth District)
Utah (complete) 8
. , . ,. .
iiU Will UlBli 111 .......... Of
Virginia (complete) 24 j
Wyoming (complete) C
Total for President Taft. . .484
v Theodore Rooevelt.
Instructed for, pledged, or favor
able to
Arkansas (two districts) 4
California (complete) 26
Idaho (part) f 6
Illinois (all but one district)... 56
Indiana (five districts) 10
Kansas, all but one district) .... 18
Kentucky (1 1-2 districts) 3
Maine (complete) 12
Michigan (five districts) 10
Minnesota (complete) 24
Missouri (four delegates at large
and seven districts) 18
Maryland (complete) 16
Massachusetts (five districts) . . 10
Nebraska (complete) 16
New Mexico (part) 2
New York (part) 8
North Carolina (four delegates at
large and eight districts) .... 20
Oklahoma (part) 14
Oregon (complete) 10
Pennsylvania (part) 67
South Carolina (three districts). 6 farmers and the workingmen In the
Tennessee (Ninth District) 2 j cities had tasted, bad been gorged,
Texas (two districts) 4 j with democracy, and they determined
Vermont (Second District) . 2 j to try to throw off the yoke or In
West Virginia (complete) 16 j competence and oppression, of such a
1 thing were possible.
Total for Mr. Roosevelt. . .380 j The Kingly court assembled the
. j representatives, at Versalles, hopln'
It Is interesting to note that the
New York Herald gives Colonel Roo
sevelt only eighteen votes out of the
twenty-four In North Carolina. This
Is very significant, In view of the
fact that the Duncan machine suc
ceeded In getting two unlnstructed
delegates elected from the first Con
gressional District, and in view of the
fact that the same referee machine
bosses have put up two contesting
delegates against the Roosevelt dele
gates in both the Third and Fourth
Congressional Districts. The votes In
these three districts, making six In
all. If they go against Colonel Roose
velt, will leave the table prepared by
the Herald as to North Carodina cor
rect. It will be interesting to know
where the Herald got this informa
tion that there were six votes in North
Carolina on whom Colonel Roosevelt
could not count. It will also be In
teresting to Colonel Rosevelt and his
friends in North Carolina and every
where to know that the man who
claims to be Colonel Roosevelt's per
sonal leader in North Carolina, Mr.
Richmond Pearson, is responsible for
Colonel Roosevelt losing these six
votes. If he loses them, as shown in
an editorial in this issue of The Cau
casian. It was Mr. Pearson who
made a deal with Mr. Duncan and
seated his bogus delegates -which
made it possible for these contesting
delegates to be sent to Chicago.
New Bern
Insurance Man
In Ohio.
A New Bern, N. C, dispatch dated
May 21st, says:
"Sheriff Biddle received a telegram
late this afternoon from the chief-of-police
at Omaha, Neb., stating that
Harold T. Pratt who for several years
was the represenfaive in this city of
several large insurance companies,
but who a few months ago left un
expectedly,, after having committed
various offenses, had been apprehend
ed in that city and was being held
pending Instructions from the local
2jThe French People Expert
ence Ancinor ucnuine
a ncaD moot nEvouma
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KwbS a
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e The I rrch Klagxkwa Wral
Democratic Onr Mora asuS Ttwrsi
Trottfel IWas Wlwm Ih Vwrmh
NoUlttf Was YoaeI With tle CH.
Uilkicstllle. N. C, May 14. 1112.
Correspondence of Ths Caocssisa-
Early Jn the year I7tt France ex
perlenced another real crisis, Th
darkest periods tn awl or her stortay
history. ui about to break out; and
?htttory prote that the retoiuUoa
i U2 otnetbtn real. The peasantry
(the common people ) and the nobil
1 Ity, mere at lof rerbead. The
! mon people had endured much; but
; matter ere giro la one al the
while. No matter who ut Kin, no
I matter If the U-makrr did pretend
; to deviiie measure or relief, the re-
lift old not peem to ihow up. A war
with a foreign foe micbt unit the
people (or a time. Hut arn re
both cruel and expentie; and Franc
had probably ent her pitcher to the
i war well too often awlready.
present outlook wut for a war be
tween foes and foea and 'between
friends and friend the kind or a
war no country can engBge In with
out serious, if not fatal consequence,
to the country Itself. Taxation fell
with unusual severity upon the till
ers ov the soil, while the great land
owners and officeholders seemed to go
- practically
free of such"' burdens.
France wuz on the rente or coin
Democratic once more, an we awl
know that this means and spells
"ruin" with full emphasis upon ev
ery letter. A good writer, an Ingeni
ous writer, can take the word dem
ocracy and twist hit about and make
some startling and glowin promises
or mere meaningless claims. But
when It comes to actual perform
ances, to a full and practical demon
stration, there lx nothing tangible
about hit. If ghosts were a reality,
the ghost ov Thomas Jeffer&on hex
long since given up in despair; and
the brand ov democracy which the
aristocrats ov France tried near th
close ov the seventeenth century wus
az bad az the world ever saw, an'
that must her turned the stomachs ov
j both saint and sinners.
The French
to influence the proceedln's and
make matters worse we mutt sup
pose, for there wuz no apearance or
actual betterment. Like the story
told ov the foolish mountaineer,
probably a North Carolinian, who, in
order to her a full yoke, hitched him
self with hiz one ox. and when the
team, the beefy part or hit. ran away
the mountaineer ix said to her called
loudly for help, saying: "Here w
go, darn our fool souls, won't some
body stop ust ' The French nobility
wuz rapidly aproachln a scene like
that; and hit got thar quick enough.
Both the clergy and the nobility
failed to attend the Versalles meet
In. The citizens who did attend went
about things, so earnestly and so ef
fectively that the King and hlx sup
porters were alarmed and they lea
rned lately offered several Important
concession, but spoiled things some
what by entering the conference ac
companied by soldiers. The King ad
dressed the assembly and ordered the
members to separate Into three bod
ies, proof, that he wuz an arbitrary
scoundrel, for such a course would
her broken up the meetln. what he
hoped for, no doubt. But the dele
gates refused to divide. M Ira bean,
one or the prominent delegates, re
plied to the speech by the King and
declared that only a superior armed
force could In any manner affect the
The nobility did not glre up. bow
ever. In a few days the King bad
20,000 soldiers under orders at Paris.
At the same time the only cabinet of
ficer who had any influence with the
masses, M. Necker, wuz dismissed.
Hiz dismissal took place on Saturday,
July 11, 1739. On Sunday the 12th
the masses In Paris heard ov the dis
missal o? their friend at the Kingly
court, or, from the court. The spark
bad found hits way to the powder.
Carmllle Desmonlins, & shrewd, but
characterless demagogue, offered to
lead the mobs. Hit wuz a pity that
the crowd wuz practically forced to
accept such leadership at such a time,
but he seemed to be the only one la
. (Continued on page 3.)

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