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e Dismay spread through the
-Clark ranks. -
l Sen. Stone, ex-Gov. Francis,
-ex-Sen. Pettigrew, the Clark
leaders, begged Bryan not to
tnake a speech.
( Chairman Ollie James, a Clark
-supporter, ruled Bryan cduld not
-speak while the" roll was being
called, nor while balloting was in
- Bryan returned to his seat with
the Nebraska delegation and held
-a hurried conference.
Then he announced that on the
aiext ballot he would poll he
tdelegation and demand a chance
So explain his vote.
The result of the 13th ballot, on
Jwhich Clark gained 6x2 votes and
-Wilson 2, was announced. The
14th was begun.
When Nebraska was reached,
iBryan climbed oil his chair.
SThere was a tremendous cheer
from the galleries, and cat calls
and booes from the Clark forces.
s OIHe James had left the chair,
and Congressman Sulzer, N. Y.,
Ivas occupying it.
- -Bryan demanded a chance to
hxplain his vote. There were
wild shouts, of no from the Clark
Jnen. Sulzer ruled there was
nothing in order "but a vote.
.. "How does the gentleman
vote?" Sulzer demanded- "As
Jong as " began Bryan, and then
the whole convention became one
wild, crazy turmoil.
Wild cries of "Vote! voteP
Shut up ! shut up !" rang through
"Mr. Chairman, as long as the
JStew York delegation."- began
But he could, get no further.
The galleries started a whopping
Bryan demonstration that nearly
lifted the roof.
Bryan at last managed to get
the length of saying that as long
as New York voted for Clark, he
would not. -
Sen. Bill Stone, Mo., got the
floor, and demanded Bryan be
given a hearing. And at last the
uproar calmed down.
Bryan began ta speak, amid
frequent interruptions of the
noisest and most clamorous sort.
He said the vote of 'New York
for Clark was not the vote of the
New York delegates, but the vote
of one man Boss Murphy, who
himself was only the mouthpiece
of predatory wealth.
He explained that he himself
was instructed for Clark, and had
voted for Clark and would have
continued to vote for Clark had
not Clark allied himself with
"But although I am instructed
to .vote for Clark stfiong as there
is a chance of his nomination, I
must withhold my vote so-long as
Murphy is voting for 'him," he
Here the uproar broke loose
again. -The Clark men were
standing on their 'chairs, wildly
shouting. The New York dele
gation sat stolidly in its seats.
The galleries started another
Bryan demonstration. It kept up
for several minutes, and. then
Bryan could make himself heard
"1 am going to cast my vote
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