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THE COCONINO SUN
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 112
ROOSEVELT MOVEMENT DYING OUT
II TURNS TO TAFT
Reports from Every Section of the country Show Third Term
Candidate Is Daily Losing Ground.
IN ILLINOIS THIRD TERM SENTI
MENT IS STEADILY DE
CREASING. ROOSEVELT FAILED TO GAIN
VOTE8 FOR HIMSELF IN
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REPUBLICANS ARE RETURNING TO THE PARTY
The Effort to Organize a Bolt Has Completely Failed, and Pres
ident Taft Is Gaining Because the Tide Is Now
Turning in His Direction.
In every state in which the people have had an opportunity to
express their sentiment since the nomination of President Taft, the
verdict has been adverse to Colonel Roosevelt and has demonstrated
the increasing disintegration and eventual collapse of the third party.
The results of the regular and primary elections thus far held
offer convincing evidence of the steadily decreasing strength of the
third term candidate.
VERMONT The Roosevelt ticket polled only about 15,000 votes
and was third in the race.
MAINE There was no ProKressive ticket and tlie.unitctl Repub
licans overcame a Democratic plurality of nearly 9,000 of two years
ago, elected their gubernatorial ticket by a plurality of 4,000 and
gained a congressman.
' PRIMARY ELECTIONS.
MICHIGAN The third term party had a full primary election
ticket in the field but polled only about 8,000 otes out of a total of
150,000. In one county where the election officers were asked for
8,000 Roosevelt tickefs only 189 votes were cast
MINNESOTA The Republicans nt initiated their governor and
United States senator, together with other officers. The third party
ticket made a poor showing.
WASHINGTON The Roosevelt ticket received about 25.000 votes
out of 300,000. The Republican ote was greater than the Roosevelt
and Democratic otc combined.
COLORADO The Republicans nominated their gubernatorial
ticket over the Progressive opposition.
CALIFORNIA Last May the Roosevelt otc in the primaries
showed 77,000 majority. In the September primaries the Roosevelt
majority was less than 3,000.
"Minnesota Republicans Have Np In
terest In a Third Term Party.
Minneapolis, Minn., Sept. 27. The
recent primaries In this state demon
strate that the lloosevelt sentiment In
this Btate Is decidedly on the decrease.
The renomlnatlons of Goernor Euer
hart and Senator Nelson, both lojal
Republicans and Taft supporters, have
encouraged the Republicans of this
state to make a vigorous and aggres
, Little sentiment Is found In Wiscon
sin for Roosevelt, and the contest,
without doubt. Is narrowed down be-
'tween Taft and Wilson. The busi
ness men of Milwaukee, and other
Wisconsin cities, are ralljlng to the
.support of the Republican ticket and
volunteering their services to elect
Taft. The prosperons condition of
their business urges them to support
the present administration.
ROOSEVELT VOTE SMALL
Primaries In Michigan Show That
i Republicans Are Loyal.
Detroit, Mich., SepL 28. Charles P.
Hllles of the Republican national
committee, who recently spent a day
In this state, held a conrerence with
. the Republican county chairman
83 counties being represented by
these leaders of county organizations.
Klghty of the county chairmen re
ported that their counties would vote
for Taft and only three stated that
conditions were doubtful.
These reports are the logical se
quence of the recent primary In
Michigan where the vote for the
Third Term party ticket was piti
Representative McLaughlin of the
Ninth Michigan District, In speaking
of conditions In that state, says that
Roosevelt Is losing ground dally and
the outlook for a splendid majority
for Taft Is growing every day.
The recent stato Republican con
vention was attended by nearly 1,500
, delegates. Great enthusiasm 'was
manifested and the speakers were ap
plauded. Roosevelt's name was not
1 mentioned, while President Taft's
' name was loudly cheered.
'REFUSE TO JOIN ROOSEVELT
New Mexico Republicans Prefer to
Remain With Their Party.
Santa Fe, N. M., SepL 27. United
States Senator Thomas B. Patron of
this state says that a large number
of tho Progressives are refusing to go
into the new party. They prefer to
s-remaln with the Republican party.
"It looks to me now," he sas, "aB If
'the electoral vote of New Mexico 's
Certain to be given to President Taft."
Albuquerque, N. M., Sept. 27. "So
far as the third party Is concerned In
New Mexico, It Is as dead as Julius
ICeasar," is the asertlon of the Al
.tmquorque Morning Journal, the offl-
', clal newspaper of this state.
-"'''The Journal names a number of
men, Including former Governor H. J.
Hagerman and Associate Justice R.
If. Hanna, who have fought the bat-
tlca of the Progressive movement, but
who have quit in disgust
The third party In New Mexico Is
characterized as a "dead duck."
IS FALLING OFF
Washlng'on Republican Outnumber
Democ-att and Third Termers
Seattle, Wash., Sept. 28. In the re
cent primaries in this state the Pro
gressives cast' about 25,000 votps out
of a total vote exceeding 300,000, or
about eight In every hundred. The
Republican vote was greater than
that of the Democrats and the Third
S. W. Perkins, Republican national
committeeman for Washington, who
has been engaged in making a canvass
of the political situation In this state,
says that he Is In receipt of lette-s
from every section Indicating a re
markable falling off of Roosevelt's
strength. The figures or the prlmaiy
demonstrate that these letters accu
rately present popular centlmenL
Mr. Roosevelt claimed the Wash
ington delegation In the Republican
National convention In Chicago. The
absurdity, not to say dishonesty, of
his claim, Is proven by the poor show
ing made by his followers In the re
A FAILURE IN COLORADO
Why the Roosevelt Movement Has
Failed to Materialize.
"The Roosevelt movement Is a fail
ure In Colorado," said David Heaton
of Sallda, Colo, during a recent visit
to Chicago, while discussing the po
litical situation In his state. He Is
president and general manager of thS
Federal Consolidated Monumental
Granite company, and Is also Identi
fied with largo mining Interests.
"We are tired of Industrial and po
litical pyrotechnics In Colorado," he
continued. "We 'have been through
all sorts of disturbances In our state.
We have seen what were called 'dj
namlte days.' We have had our wild
and wooly experiences and we have
known what It Is to deal with strikes
and strikers. Mr. Roosevelt Is now a
dangerous type of political striker, do
ing nothing but raising trouble. Wt
do not want a man of his tempera
ment In the White House. We prefer
to support President Taft."
Roosevelt a Frost In Oregon.
' A. V. Spalding, a widely known con
tracting engineer of Portland, Ore.,
while on his way east from Portland,
reports that tho Roosevelt tour
through Washington, Oregon and the
Pacific coast states were a 'frost.
A letter received at the Taft head
quarters from Edward D. Baldwin, sec
retary of the Oregan state central
"Things are looking better here
every day for Taft. Tho lukewarm
reception given Roosevelt In Portland
the other day has given courage to
Decreasing In Iowa.
Cedar Rapids, la., Sept. 29. Jamet
H. Tremln and Luther A. Brewer of
this state, officers of the Iowa League
of Taft Clubs, who have been assist
ing In the organization of Republicans
In the state, have received reports
from every county showing the de
ciease of Roosevelt sentiment, and as
sort that the Republican strength of
(ho state Is crystallizing among Presi
FARMERS RESENT CHANGE
Reports From All Sections Are to the
, Effect That Republicans Have
I Determined to Remain Loyal to
Chicago, Sept. 27. Polls "which aro
being received at the headquarters of
the Republican national 'committee in
dicate that the third term candidate
will not receive on election day any
thing like the support given him In
the primaries, when he was a Repub
lican seeking the nomination of his
party for tho office of, president.
These figures are confirmed by state
ments published In newspapers, In va
rious parts of the state, by letters re
ceived at the headquarters and by Illi
nois people who visit Chicago and
express their opinions on tho political
Rev. Clark S. Thomas of Elgin, who
has traveled through the state from
East St. Kouls to Vlncennes and froi.'i
Spilngfleld to Centralla, was emphatic
In his assertion that tho Roosevelt
sentiment In Illinois Is disappearing.
When former Senator William E
Mason, nominated at the primaries for
the position' of Congressman-at-Iarge
from Illinois, recently returned from
a speech-making tour he reported that
the Roosevelt sentiment was waning
In the localities which he had visited.
Roosevelt Losing Supporters.
"I have been all over the state of
Illinois, addressing Chautauquas,
home-coming rallies and farmers' pic
nlcs, and everywhere I went I met the
admission that Mr. Roosevelt Is los
ing supporters," said Mr. A. C. Ran
kin of Chicago. "Large numbers of
people believe he Is organizing his
movement merely as an aid to elect
Wilson and defeat Taft, and they re
fuse to be a paity to his treachery."
"I have Just returned from a tour'
through some of the counties of Illl-t
nols," writes Henry I. Nowlan, a
prominent attorney In this city,
"and I' And that the third term senti
ment Is on the wane."
Change Among Farmers.
"Republican conditions have Im
proved in my section of Illinois moro
than 25 per cent since I waB here
two weeks ago," says Mr. W W.
Clark of Aurora, 111., formerly labor
editor of the Chicago Inter Ocean and
now editor of the Aurora Sentlnel
"The change Is principally observed'
among the farmers. They appreciate
the prosperity which they have been
enjoying under Republican adminis
tration and they are beginning to real
ize that a change to Democracy means
n end to their good times. The trend
toward President Taft Is plainly ap
parent." Pledged to Republican Ticket.
"I cannot speak for other parts of the
state," said Mr. W. E. Wire of Hebron,
HI., while In Chicago recently, "but P
know that In my precinct Roosevelt
will not poll one per cent of the vote
which he received In the primaries
Mr Wire was formerly chairman of
the county committee of McHenry
county, and Is now a. member of the
While there are some sections In
the state where the Roosevelt senti
ment continues to manifest Itself, the
fact that It Is generally disappearing
Is proven beyond a doubt.
THE TIDE HAS TURNED
From the Paterson, N. J., Press.
It Is. apparent that the turn of the
tide which has been generally expect
ed, In favor of the re-election of Pres
ident Taft, has set In all over the
country. The Third Term movement
Is rapidly waning, and the testing pro
cess of Governor Wilson In the cruel
,bln of public opinion Is proving a dis
tinct disappointment to tho Demo
No Impartial observer of the politi
cal situation now believes that -Roosevelt
has any chance of winning, and
It Is apparent that the Democratic
standard bearer hxs made a great mis
take In adopting the cry of death to
the protective tariff as his slogan.
So manifest Is tho turn of the tide
toward Taft that the Democratic lead
ers have ceised to regard victory for
their party ae a sure thing.
tin tne inira lerm pany iiu lunyti a lunur in wic "gni,
with the election of Theodore Roosevelt as complete an
impossibility as that of Chapin or Debs, the campaign
settles down into lines that are perfectly simple and so
easily understood that the most careless voter should
make no mistake as to the issues litvolved.
Either William H. Taft and the Republican party, or Woodrow
Wilson and the Democratic party, will control the destinies of our
country during the next four years.
A vote for the Republican party is a vote for the Continuance of
policies with which the country is well acquainted and under which
!. 1.., .ninv.il f.nVirnWn nrncnpritv. A vnte for the Democratic nartv
is a vote for policies which have
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ntty years anu which resuueu men
nation's business that the period is
nnH most honeless in our history.
J cannot possibly bring disaster, for the country would know exactly
what to expect from him and the Republican party. The election of
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froicisor wiison, a man wnony wiiuuui eApcncntc in u.munaiiiiairs,
and the return of the Democratic party to power, must inevitably
create a feeling of uncertainty and uncertainty always spells stagna
tion or industrial disaster. ,
Why take a chance when we. already enjoy a certainty? Why
vote for ANYBODY but Taft and Sherman and the Republican party?
TAFT SENTIMENT INCREASING,
Weakness of Third Term Candidate
Has been Emphasized by His Tour,
While Favorable Feeling Toward
Taft Manifested Everywhere.
Oswald F. Schuette, staff correspond
ent of the Chicago Inter Ocean, 'has
Just completed a two weeks' tour of
the Pacific coast and western states
with J. Adam Bedo, formor congress
man from Minnesota, and John M.
Harlan of Chicago. These speakeis
were sent out by the national Repub
lican committee to trail Colonel Roose
velt In his tour of the west. The Taft
meetings were held on the nights fol
lowing the Bull Moose rallies. Mr.
Schuette was commissioned to make a
critical study of political conditions
and report the facts as he found them.
By OSWALD F. 8CHUETTE.
The Roosevelt sentiment In tl.o
states west of the Mississippi rive- s
waning fast. The Taft strength la
growing, although weakness In the or
ganization In many states has pre
vented the Republicans from talilrg
full advantage of the situation. Tl e
Wilson forces are still confident of
victory, but the fading of the Roofc
vclt strength has turned the brunt of
the flght against the Democrats, and
fear of free trade and Democratic
hard times Is turning the tide to Presi
This Is the present situation, as
viewed from a careful personal inves
tigation of the political oonditons that
prevail In the wake of Theodore Roose
velt's tour of the wesL It can be sum.
med up also In another sentence.
Roosevelt has scarcely won a vote at
any point on his trip. He has had
large audiences, but none of them hat
been as large as he had on elthei
of his last two trips through these
states Compared to last spring's pri
mary campaign, or his tours of othei
years, the meetings have been dis
heartening in their coolness. This ac
counts for the reports of angry Inter
ludes that have been frequent accom
paniments of bis speeches. This re-)-regents
a great change In the sit
uation since the middle of August.
Gained Nb Converts.
What cheering and applause hat
greeted the colonel on his present
tour has come from men already c m
mltted to his cause. In no city visit
ed on his course has there been a re
port of new converts gained. In al
most every Instance the reports were
unanimous that he had hurt hlmsell
a-d h!s cruse either by his dictatorial
manner toward his audiences, h't
angry treatment of the men arountf
him and the hosts who tried to show
him hospitality, his theatrical stage
trlrKs, or his kaleidoscopic changes ot
opinion concerning the lssuus.
Weakness of Roosevelt Emphasized
The weakness of the Roosevelt
cause was emphasized by the meet
ings which greeted John Maynard Har
lan and J Adam Bede, who are still
on the colonel's trail. At each stop
they made they were told by Repub
licans that the Roosevelt meetings had
been anything but the rousing suc
cesses they had been expected, and
the colonel's visit had not won him
It was the same story throughout the
trip In Idaho, Oregon, Utah, Nevada,
California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colo
rado and Nebraska. Everywhere the
Roosevelt leaders appeared disgrunt
led, the Taft leaders were Jubilant and
the Wilson forces fearful of the fact
that the campaign was turning against
their own candidate.
Roosevelt Weak In Utah.
A prominent newspaper editor In
Ogdcn, Utah, writes to the Republcan
national committee as follows:
"There Is r.o doubt that Mr. Taft
will carry Utah by almost the same
majority he did four years ago. The
movement for Roosevelt Is very
Dwindling In Missouri.
Fred A. WUIams, secretary of the
Republican central committee of Cal
laway county, Missouri, makes the fol
"What little Moose sentiment we
have here Is dwindling and everything
Is shaping up well for Mr. Taft In No
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