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steam roller- dares if the dele
gates don't get too scared of the
people "back home."
But will the steam roller dare?
rAnd if the steam roller doesn't
dare, who will New York's 90 and
Indiana's 30 be swung to?
Hardly to Underwood or Har
mon with intention to nominate
either of these gentlemen. Bryan
has s"aid what he thinks of them,
the same not being very compli
Wilson? Possibly, but W.all
Street hates Wilson so badly it
gets colic every time it thinks of
him, Wilson having put a few
crimps in Wall Street in New Jer
sey. k Anyone who can figure out any
result from these few facts is wel
come to go to it.
The night was the most re
markable in the history of the
A-quiet session of oratory and
voting had .been expected when
the delegates settled comfortably
into "their chairs.
Wm. J. Bryan busted that-pro-gram
all to pieces with his attack
on the money trust, Morgan,
Ryan and Belmont.
It, was the final, break between
Bryan and the hosses; yho have
been trying so hard to please him
the last two days.
"The faces, of Murphy, Sullivan,
Taggart, Ryan and the Old Guard
wjre studies as Bryan read his
resolution and his bitter condem
nation of Ryan dnd Belmont.
They didn't know what to do.
They knewwfyajt it meant to the
party if Bryan bolted. MurpKy
and Sullivan shivered in their
shoes to think of it.
They had been willing to put
up with a' progressive candidate
and a radical platform so as to
have Bryan take the stump for
them in the fall.
And now the Nebraskan had
called them all bond-slaves and
torn the lining out of things.
And the delegates themselves
they were a pitiful sight.
The fight that Bryan caused
hung up all the work of the eon
vention until 11 o'clock.
Then Senator John H. Bank
head, Alabama, placed Under
wood in nomination, and the first
of the most remarkable demon
strations of the night started.
Little Minnie Brewer, daugh
ter of Mississippi's governor, led
the cheering. She held lithograph
of Underwood in one hand, and
the American flag in the other.
When Arkansas was called, it
gave way to Missouri. Sen. Jass
A. Reed of that state placed
Champ Clark in nomination.
The Clark leaders had made
elaborate plans for a demonstra
tion. First they let loose a lot
of toy balloons labelled Clark.
The balloons refused to go up and
burst just of the delegates' heads.1
The .convention officials were
plainly pro-Clark. The delegates
crowded, up the aisles and on to
When the cheering lagged,
Genevieve Clark, the speaker's
daughter, appeared on the plat
form and ereated new, enthus
iasm". . .