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Whole hall was soon in an uproar,
and no one .could hear what he
was saying. They didn't seem to
When Chairman Parker got or
der again, a vote on the accept
ance of the minority report seat
ing the Wilson instead of the
Clark delegates was ordered.
The motion to seat the Wilson
men carried by a "big majority
with both the solid New York
and Illinois delegations voting
It was then it leaked out that
Roger Sullivan paid' a midnight
visit to Boss Murphy, to convince
the Tammany leader that the
rank and file of the party was go
ing to insist on a progressive can
didate. Sullivan, in support of his state
ment, said that a deluge of tele
grams was pouring in protesting
against the seating of Parker as
The word was passed around
that Sullivan entered into a com
pact with the Wilson men, prom
ising to seat the Wilson delegates
if the Wilson men would vote to
unseat the Hearst-Harrison men.
After the seating of the Wil
son men from South Dakota, Sen.
John Sharpe Williams, Miss.,
moved that the Philippines had
no right to vote. This also car
The convention didn't even pay
the Jiearst-Harnsonites the com
pliment of voting on their case.
Congressman Palmer, Pa4,
rfloved the remainder of the re
port of the credentials committee
jbe adopted. The motion was car
ried by a viva voce vote. s
Then the report of the perm.an.-t
ent organization committee makf,
ing Ollie James chairman was
When the big Kentucky pro
gressive started for the platform
there was wild cheering, led by
the Wilson men.
Ollie James immediately began
to shoot off oratorical fireworks.
And he got off some good one.
Here are some of them.
"Roosevelt says Taft is thej
friend of the trusts; Taft says
Roosevelt is the friend of the
trusts. My friends, I believe,,
they're both right."
"President Taft has the lone
and singular distinction of being
the only president in the life of,,
this republic who ever vetoed
bills cheapening clothing to the,
people, lumber to the homeless,"
and meat and bread to hungryf
"I don't believe a monopoly can
be reasonable and I would no
more .give a trust the right to mo
nopolize reasonably than I would
give a thief a right to steal reason
ably." When James said that while,
the Democrats are trying to pass
the wool revision schedule overr
the president's veto, he saw four
members of the cabinet openly
lobbying against the Democrats
Mrs. Taft sat bolt upright in.hej
seat, and her face set in hard lines.
James finished his speech by
saying: "All just men must ad-"
mit that the one living American
whose name will shine in history
studded by a thousand .flaming;