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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 27, 1912, Image 4

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and simple. Texas Democrats be
Iftve in the commandment 'Thou
shalt not steal.' "
Joseph Bell., Ind., chairman of
the credentials committee, told
why the majority of the commit
tee -voted to unseat the Wilson
inen.
There was some more talk, and
tfien Theodore Bell of Calif, got
up in order to get himself in still
worse with the folks back home.
Theodore was all for seating
tfie Clark mem
tf "There were three men on an
alleged Clark ticket in S. Dakota
who never existed," he shouted.
"They were the John Does of the
tWilson movement."
f A yell of anger went up from
all over the hall, and cries of
"Prove it 1 Prove it ! Tell the truth
if3 you can !" were heard from all
quarters.
'Bell tried to go on talking.
Gov. Brewer, Miss., and Former
Gov. Blanchard, La., interrupted
with questions.
Then the galleries started a
Wilson demonstration.
The delegates sat still for a few
minutes, and then the New Jersey
delegation jumped to their feet
and began a parade round the
hall.
"The Clark men hoisted a big
red banner and joined in. The
Underwood men followed. Soon
the whole convention was in a
spectacular parade around the
hill.
The only state deelgation that
didn't move was that of New
York. Boss Murphy sat in the
jniddle of that, chewing gum and'(
looking bored.
Chairman Parker stood with
his gavel in his hand. The band
was "playing something. Ydu
couldn't make out what it was.
A big black pennant with yel
low letters reading: "Staunton,
Va., birthplace of Woodrow Wil
son," was raised by Virginia and
shoved right at Thomas F. Ryan.
Newspaper photographers were
shooting off flashes all over the
hall, and filling the place with
smoke.
Soon the demonstration resolv
ed itself into shouts between
camps of rival candidates.
There was a lull for a moment,
and then Connecticut started it
all over by hoisting a Gov. Bald
win banner,
At 2:10 Chairman Parker 'be
gan strenuous effortto stop dem
onstration. At 2 :16 it wore itself
out, after lasting 22 minutes.
During the muss, Mrs. Perry
Cummins, of Hamilton, Kan.,
tried to climb on the stage with a
Clark banner. She was forced
back.
Former Governor Francis, Mo.,
saw her, and hoisted her on his
chair, and she stood there waving
the banner until an ungallant po
liceman forced her down.
Then Theodore Bell tried -to
talk again, evidently not having
had enough.
"Everybody wants to hear the
facts'" hek began.
"Yes, Pat Calhoun does!"
yelled some one in the gallery.
"Aw, sit down you Southern Pa
cific lawyer!" yelled someone else."
Bell Jsept on talking, but the
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