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Many other prominent demo
crats express themselves frankly
in private conversation wjth the
understanding that they shall not
be quoted until they have had the
chance to recover their breath
after the unexpected Mevelop
ments. on the republican side.
Opinion is divided between two
well defined view. The one most
commonly expressed is in sub
stantial accord with Senator
Gore's opinion. The idea is that
progressive action on the part of
the republicans would drive the
democrats into the same position,
" pnly a little more so.
Wilson or Bryan.
The nomination of Wilsdn or
Bryan is predicted by those hold
ing this view. Several think that
the same psychological condition
which has brought Roosevelt in
to renewed prominence among
republicans will revive" the popu
larity of the "Peerless Leader"
It is definitely known that Bry
an wijl not decline if the party
The other view, held by some
bf the shrewdest politicians, is
that the nomination of La Fol
lette or Roosevelt will lead to the
choice of a conservative demo
cratic ticket, perhaps Harmon
and Underwood. It is said that
Underwood would be happy to
get the vice presidency.
If such a tickej: were nominated
it would be with a view of delib
erately abandoning everything
;west of the Mississippi to the pro
cratic fight withthe assured sup
port of the south and a gobd
chance to carry New York, Con
necticut, New Jersey, Ohio and
One prominent senator of pro
gressive tendencies, commenting
On this view, says: "Unquestion
ably this will be ma.de and backed
with ample money for organiza
tion purposes. It will not suc
ceed. The democratic party will
never repeat "the Parker experi
ment. If it did, it would be beat
en and go to pieces and would .
deserve no better fate."
The oratorical fireworks at the
banquet hall will sound a note of
supreme confidence in democratic
success. Taft, Roosevelt and La
Follette will be remembered and
shot to pieces. Nevertheless, the
democrats are not nearly as hap
py as they were a month ago.
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gressives and making'the demo-1
The police are investigating.'