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Gornpers told the committee
how he had been turned down
and snubbed by the Taft Republi-
cans, at Chicago, and said that if
the 'Democrats adopted'the Fed
erationVplanks, they -would gain
the united supporfof union labor.
The most important planks in
the platform win be those on the
currency, trust 'an,d tariff ques
tions. The bosses fear Bryan's influ
ence in. all of them. They know
he will demand recognition of the
criminal liability, and personal
criminal liability of twist officials.
Fancy Thomas F. Ryan, who,
bebsides being the bfggest boss
here, is half a dozen little trusts"
in himself, sitting in the conven
tion and voting prison sentences
for trust officers.
As' soon as the general debate
was over Bryan sprung his little
joker about having the platform
presented after the nominations.
'This means that even if. the
rankest reactionary" of them all is
nominated he'll have to run on a
simori-pufe progressive platform.
Meantime the credentials com
mittee was being organized in the
interest of the bosses and with a
view of putting the Indian sign on
.Willre Hearst Harrison.
Joseph. Bell of Indiana' was
made chairman and Frank Dona
hoe, Mass., secretary.
' Sell is a trusted lieutenant of
Boss and Steam Roller Chauffeur
Tom Taggart. Taggart doesn't
The'first thing before the cre
dentials tommittee was the
Hearst-Harrison - Sullivan .fight
over 'the 8- Illinois' deelgates-at-large.
There was much spouting on
iboth sides aboutthis, Congress
man Rainey doing the Hearst
About an "hour after -Rainey
started talking the committee
gave it up and sent word to the
convention they couldn't reports
until 8 o'clock.
This hung up the convention,
which can do nothing until the
roll is adopted.
Evidently Bell intended to let
the Hearsb-Harrison men do all
the talking they wanted before'
kicking 'em out, and letting them
appeal to the convention.
About 4 o'clock the credentials
committee, by a 42-to 9 vote, de
cided to seat all the Sullivan men
in the district contests, and to let
both Hearst and Sullivan men sit
as delegates at large, with half a
The organization committee
met to put through the programs
of the bosses Parker for per-
Immediately, it bumped into a
few little rocks placed in its pathr
The committee did not selects
Parker for permanent chairman.
The Bryan rocks were too heavy
for the roller. -
Theodore Bell.. Calif., was of-o
fered'the chairmanship. 'He .de-i
clined in the interests of hajfii
niony." Bell does not like fig'
John W, Kern was offeredgj
permanent chairmanship. -I