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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 01, 1912, Image 2

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for the first time took the lead
from Clark. The 30th ballot 'gave
Wilson 460, Clark 455.
Clark, with all his 90 tainted
Uew York votes, has only 14J4
more votes than he ha"d on the
Srst ballot.
1 Yet it does not seem as if Wil-.
on can be nominated. The Clark
men are too bitter; the Wall
street crowd hate Wilson too
much.
There is much talk of a dark
horse, but no centering- of Mark
horse sentiment on any one' man.
' Indiana has dropped Governor
Marshall and thrown its votes to
.Wilson.
There's been a lot of talk of
Sen. Kern, but Kern says he'd
father stay a senator than be pres
ident.
Aboom wasstarted for Gov.
Foss of Massachusetts, but it fell
flat and was in a state of almost
total collapse today.
Chairman Ollie James had a
little boomlet of his own, but it
fell flat almost immediately.
c The bitterness has been evident
since Saturday night, when
Champ Clark arrived in town on
& flying trip from Washington.
" Clark came to answer Bryan's
charge that he was allied with the
Morgan-Ryan - Belmont preda
fbry interests.
i He was fighting mad, and is
sued a statement calling Bryan a
"traitor to the party and to our
18 years of friendship."1
Bryan replied calmly that this
was not aquestion of friendship,
but one of life"and death for the
Tartv at Ti nnllc in Wovointiof
"I never doubted the integrity
of Mr.tClark," said Bryan. "I
know him too well. I know the
record of his honest sincere years
of public service too well."
"But however well I, or Mr.
Clark's friends, may know his
sincerity, we cannot transfer our
belief in him to the people of
America."
"And so long as Mr. Clark
is accepting the nomination
through the aid of the New York
delegation, the people will doubt
him."
"I never questioned Mr. Clark's
sincerity. But I do question the.,
sincerity of his managers. They
have been dickering with New
York."
"The vote of New York is not
the vote oftthe Democrats of New
York. It is merely the vote of
Mr. Murphy, and the vote of Mr.
Murphy is the vote of the preda
tory interests."
Clark arrived in Baltimore just
after the convention adjourned
Saturday night This was well.
Clark wanted to take the platform
against Bryan, "but his friends
persuaded him against this fool
ishness. Clark then went into confer
ence with W. R. Hearst, Ollie
James, Dave Francis, Gumshoe
Bill Stone, John Temple Graves,
and Sen. "Reed, Mo.
The result of the 'conference
was a bitter attack on Bryan, and
a question asking him why" he, I
Bryan, accepted the support of
Murphy in 1908, if he were so
sure Murphy's; support Tvere
tainted.
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