Kern & Bell is funning this con
vention. John. W. Kern, the senior part
ner, was nominated by Bryan for
temporary chai an, declined,
and was made chairman of the
Joseph Bell, the junior partner,
is chairman of the credentials
committee, in which position, he
did an excellent job of putting the
Indian Sign on the Hearst-Harrison
faction of Illinois.
At the beginning of the conven
tion, the Hearst papers published
a signed statement by Carter H.
Harrison that "there will be no
Steam roller at Baltimore.
Doubtless Carter has had good
reason to change his mind since.
Anyway, he said it was the steam
roller that did what happened
Theodore Bell, of California, is
a most unhappy man these days.
Bell made speech for Parker
for temporary chairman, and
since then has done little Taut sign
for telegrams from the "folks
back home." The telegrams tell
Theodore what the folks think of
Mayor Newton D. Baker,
Cleveland, who made the fight
against the unit rule, and won it,
looks to be about 28, but he's 40.
They're talking about Baker
for vice president now, and it's a
questioa whether this is meant as
a slap at Harmon, or merely is an
effort to "ditch" Baker.
- Baker fought Harmon all the
way through the Ohio constitu
tional convention, and beat him
District of Columbia contests 1
are the funniest things at the con
vention. The District people al
ways fight more than any other
outfit, and they haven't a vote to
their names, when it comes to
"Honorable" delegates . come
from only two states Arkansas
and -New Jersey according to
the official roll of the convention.
The others don't even get "Mr."
Some folks may be surprised to
know there's so many "honor
The garbage men of Baltimore
have been busy picking up hats
no longer of any great use.
, Yesterday they picked up one
marked "Judson Harmon" and
another marked "Carter H. Har
rison." Samuel Gompers doesn't like to
be shoved around. He was shov
ed back from door of resolutions
committee and told to "move
"Take your hands off me,"
shouted Gompers. "I'll move on,
but you keep your hands off." ,
And they kept their hands off.
Senator Culberson, Tex. sits
next to Bryan in the resolutions
committee, and the two consult
all the time.
"L" is the lettered designation
of the room in which the resolu
tions committee meet.
"This sure is 'L' ," remarked a
standpat member of the commit
tee just after Bryan had dropped
a few casual remarks about pjat-forms-after-nominations.
he ran to tell the boss about it.
Campaign banners are hidden
in every dark corner of the con-
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