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When the vote was announced
Luke Lea,,Tenn., voted to make
Parker's' election unanimous.
There was a fild chorus of noes
from the floor and the motion was
Sens Stone Mo., Lea? Tenn.,
and Delegate Hudspeth, N. J., cs
corted Parker to the chair.
" As soon as Parker rose ta make
i Iris keynote speech there was a
geenral exodus from the hall.
Even the men who voted for Par
ker -didn't seem to want -to listen
The noise and shuffling of feet
was so great, Parker had to sit
Chairman Mack tried to gavel
order out of the chaos, .but was
bnsuccessful. The delegates con
tinued to pour out of thejiall.
Fitzgerald, N. Y., moved to
BUYING A JOB.
"Vjxi to pay an employment
agency a dollar for getting me
tfns jotr. How long do you think
fhe job is .good, fpr?"
adjourn until 8 o'clock,
tion was carried.
The battle of the progressives
against the bosses started at
12:45 today, when Alton B. Par
ker's name was given the conven
tion as the national committee's
choice for temporary chairman.
William J. Bryan took the floor
to oppose Parker, offering instead
John W, JCern, Ind., Bryan's run
ning mate in 1908.
It was Bryan against the field,
Bryan against Tom Taggart,
Roger Sullivan, Charley Murpfiy,
August Belmont and Thohias F.
The placing of Parker's name
before the convention came only
after a big fight in the national
The national committee was
sworn to Parker from the first,
but they were scared when Bryan
.said he would oppose Parker from
So the committee adjourned for
6 hours yesterday while its mem
bers tried to patch up a compro
mise between Bryan and Parker
and the bosses.
Bryan would stand for no com
promise. He said the convention
must name a progressive chair
man or become the same sort of
convention the G. O. P. one at
After a long wrangling night
session the committee decided to
defy Bryan and back Parker
It did this by 31 votes to 22, and
two of the 31 votes were what
&Qj3sey.elt .. would havexialfed
Till yau ve earned the dollar.