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there's lots of open places round
the machinery into which an
energetic person might easily
And there's plenty people in
Baltimore today with bags of
sand right handy in their inside
I Clark landed 115j votes in the
lead on the first ballot.
Cfialey Murphy's 90 delegates
from New York were voted for
Harmon on the first ballot.
i Clark men say Boss Murphy
will swing those 90 votes to Clark
on the third ballot.
On the other hand, any Wilson
man will show you a list of 89
Clark delegates, and tell you
they'll swing to Wilson the min
ute New York swings to Clark.
There's no doubt Clark, can
h4ve New York's 90 delegates
when he wants thed. Hearst
fixed that up with Murphy at
midnight last Monday.
iiTODaDiy JLom xaggairwm de
liver Indiana's 30 votes to Clark,
and Clark already has the 58 from
Trouble is what may happen
when these votes are thrown to
vqtes are the standpat, reaction
ary money trust votes.
There's a lot of delegates who
have been put in a mighty uncom
fortable position by the gentle
man from Nebraska.
Bryan is seeing to it that the
story of how they vote goes
And the delegates have been
hearing from ""back home" ever
since the first day.
Now, many of the delegates
fear that -if they vote with New
York's hand-picked 90, it will be
just as well for them never to go
That's what makes it look as
if there might be something in
Wilson men's claim of 89 Clark
delegates swinging over to them
the minute New York swings to
Then there's Bryan himself.
The balloting is going on now,
and .there's nothing Bryan can do
on the platform.
But there's a whole lot else he
might do, and he certainly does
give out hints enough of what it
may be. .
Bryan has refused to express
his preference between Clark and
Wilson. ' '
Therefoore Bryan now is in a
position to denounce' Clark the
minute Murphy and Taggaijt
swing their reactionary votes to
And tjien there's the question
of what Bryan may do between
now and November. He might
bolt the party ticket.
Bryan has been asked if he'd
bolt many times, just as he's beeri
asked if he preferred Clark or
Wilson a few hundred times. But
he never has" sard yes or no.
One of the best things Bryan
does. is to keep from saying any
thing at all, andhe's been, doing it
harder this week than ever be
fore. And thatfs the situation today.
Clark's in the lead, and the steam
roller can put, him. over if the