National Affairs: The Brown Derby

The tilt of the Brown Derby grew more and more confident last week, and with reason.

¶ Ohio held a Democratic primary and instructed its 48 delegates for Favorite Son Pomerene. But voters in three-fourths of the districts expressed preferences as follows: Smith, 32,694; Pomerene, 9,588; Donahey, 5,271; Reed, 432; Walsh, 151; McAdoo, 37. Favorite Son Pomerene was reported as seeing no reason why his delegates should not vote for Candidate Smith on the first ballot.

¶ Pennsylvania held a primary and elected 76 delegates without instructing them. About 66 were conceded to Candidate...