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jority but he hasn't the neces
s And Clark threw Bryan down
in the Parker fight, and lined up
with the "bosses, and Bryan isn't
p Bryan, the man whom the
fosses joyfully announced they
had "eliminated" Tuesday, is in
control of the convention, unless
all signs fail.
' Woodrow Wilson is stronger
today than ever he was.
The convention last night
smashed the old unit rule forcing
entire delegations to vote the way
the majority wanted.
This was a distinct Bryan; vic
tory. It carried by 565J4 votes to
491 Yz, which shows just how
much Bryan has gained since the
r The reason Bryan is gaining
votes is plain. The delegates
who voted against Bryan and for
Parker have been hearing from
the folks back home. The tele
graph wires are loaded with
,4 Te smashing of the unit rule
was also a Wilson victory. It
gives Wilson 18 extra votes from
Qhio and several scattered ones
irom various states.
The credentials committee tried
putting the steam roller over
Woodrow Wilson today.
It threw out the Wilson dele
gates from South Dakotawhose
- case was so good that they were
seated even by the standpat na
I By doing so they gave the Wil
spn men the first real demonstra
tion of the convention when the
fight was taken to the floor.
There was a bitter debate, land
then Theodore Bell of Calif, made
some remarks about the Wilson
campaign in S. Dakota which he
The result was a demonstration
that lasted 22 minutes and which,
beginning for Wilson, ended as a
sort of college rally of all the dif-
At the end of the demonstra
tion the convention seated the
Wilson delegates by a vote of,
639 for Wilson, 437 for Clark
and 15JE4 not voting.
And the entire New York and
Illinois delegations of 90 and 58
voted for Wilson.
This was taken as an indication
that Murphy and Sullivan have
given up hope of nominating
Champ Clark and are looking for
It may only mean, however,
that Murphy and Sullivan were
afraid to show their hands so
early in case Bryan took entire
charge and spanked them for it.
. Bryan began early today to
show just how "eliminated" he
He tore the Tammany majority
of the resolutions committee all
to pieces and had a sub-committee
of 11 appointed.
Then he got the sub-committee
all muddled up and had them ap
point himself and Senator O'Gor
man of New York to draw Up the
Thus he put the Murphy-Sulli-van-Taggart
combination out for
the count, and became the whole
Democratic platform himself '