Up until midnight last night,
Hearst was going to fight ParkJ
' It is current rumor that Hearst
had stinging editorial written
lambasting the life out of Boss
Murphy, and for insertion in
Hearst's morning papers today.
But the editorial was killed
after a mutual friend of Hearst
and Parker paid a midnight visit
The mutual friend asked Hearst
what he was going to get out of
lining up with Bryan and fight
There's a good deal of talk, too,
to the effect that the mutual
friend pointed out to Hearst just
how much he could get out of lin
ing up with Parker, Boss Mur
phy and the reactionaries.
That part of the talk had to do
with the candidates for the state
ticket of New, York next fall, a J
question which is in he hands "of
. Boss Murphy.-
So the editorial- lambasting
Murphy was killed, and Hearst
turned coat, deserted Bryan, and
-s witched over to Parker and the
The rest of .the smoking out is
centerings around Champ Gl&rk.
The smoking out of Champ.
Clark began when Bryan sent
him a telegram demanding that'
Clark, as a progressive, fight the
Selection of Parker as temporary
Clark answered that telegram
by an evasive talk about how nice
it would be to have peace in the
Now Roger Sullivan,, of Eli.-
nois, Tom Taggart, of Indiana,
and all the other Parker men are
openly claiming Clark's full sup
port. They say that with Clark's
help, they can put Parker over,
even if Bryan fights him from the
floor of the convention.
Bryan says they cannot put
Parker over' even with Clark's
Bryan says that no matter what
side of the fence Clark himself
may fall on, most of Bryan's dele
gates are truly progressive arid
will vote against Parker.
All this forenoon, Bryan was
in session with the progressive '
candidates and their lieutenants,
trying to reach some agreement
on a progressive candidate for
the temporary chairmanship.
They couldn t reach such an
agreement, and, at noon, Bryan,
plainly angry, announced that he
himself would be a. candidate for
the temporary chajrmansliip.
"I don't want to be temporary
chairman," he said "But if th,e
progressive 'Democrats cannot
get together on any other man, I
will become a candidate."
Rep. Ollie James, of Ky., came
out in support of Bryan in his
figlit against Parker.
James was" the original Clark .
'candidate for the temporary
Robert.S. Hudspetht .national
committeeman from "N-. J., said
he would put Ollie James' name
before the committee.
Hudspeth plainly said he pre
ferred Bryan, but that,-speakin,g;
for the Wilson menhe wished to
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