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BALTIMORE HIGH SPOTS
Boss Charley Murphy, of Tam
many hall, was the center of in
terest at the convention' last
night, so they tell us.
Murphy also was the center of
interest in the Emerson hotel
dining room yesterday, although
hqs npt talking about it much.
"There's a lot of green waiters
working in Baltimore. One of
them, carrying a tureen of nice,
pink tomato soup passed where
Murphy was sitting, framing up
how to put Champ Clark over.
It's a question whether it was
Murphy's or the waiter's fault.
Anyhow, the pink tomato soup
went down the deck of Mr. Mur
phy, and the language ,was sur
prising. Those who haven't seen Mur
phy cannot appreciate this fully.
Murphy may own a saloon or
three, but he looks more like a
college professor than Woodrow
Wilson, and wears gold-rimmed
glasses, and elegant clothes.
There's no betting on the nom
ination. With leading candidates
200 votes shy, and deadlocks and
dark horses roaming about loose,
sporting" instincts are squelched.
Joe Leiter, who once ran cor
ner in wheat, thereby finding out
how little he knew abotit running
corners, is interested spectator at
Lejther was specially interested
when Bryan explained how he
felt about Thomas F. Ryan , and
August' Belmont, Ryan and Bel
mont being close friends of Lei
ter. , Ice water sold at 16 cents a
drink m the convention last
night; 10 to messenger boy, 5
cents for the water, and 1 cent
for the cup.
One enterpqsing person start
ed lemonade stand in a corner of
After that you couldn't tell
whether a roll "was being called,
or you were being invited to buy
Ollie James, the permanent
chairman, is getting in bad with
the supporters of other than Clark
Ollie is for Clark, which is 11
right, but no real reason why he
should allow Clark men on the
platform any old time, and have
the Baltimore police beat the
heads off any other delegates
who try to get there.
Also, just aftler the 10th ballot,
when Tammany switched,' last
night, Ollie felt called upon o
remark: "Clark has received
more votes than a majority but
not enough to nomniate, so we-'ll
take another ballot.'
This nearly caused a riot. Big
Texas delegate climbed on his
chair' to inquire peevishly "why
this extraofdinary speech?"
And it didn't help any when Ol
lie ruled-the Texan out of order,
and hammered with his gaVel un
til order was restored.
Before he went to steep, Col. I.
Martin, sergeant-at arms, reached
tfye two - shirt - buttons-open-in-front
Baltimore has a population of
600,000 human beings and 9,999,-