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This caused-such bitterness of
feeling 3s never before was wit
nessed in an American political
The bosses and the old Guard
were in the last ditch, and they
Vitriolic attacks were made
upon Bryan. He was called the
destroyer of the party.
He was accused of blocking
Champ Cark's nomination be
cause he wanted the nomination
William Randolph Hearst dis
tinguished himself in this part of
the work. . . .
Daily thousands upon thou
sands of NewYork Journals were
shipped to Baltimore and scat
tered broadcast through the con
In each one there were vicious
attacks upon Bryan, upon his in
tegrity, upon his honor, upon his
It even was hinted that Bryan
was deadlocking 'the convention
so he could get more money for
the newspaper work he was doing
in connection with it.
And the most secret poison
poured into the W,iIson delegates
wa sthat in -which Hearst said
that Bryan was boosting Wilson
ohly-to kill InYcandidacy, too, and
nominate himself when the time
Even today the Hearst papers
came out with statements that
Bryan was even then engaged in
wrecking Wilson's candidacy.
But through it all, Bryan
foughUiack) and the Wilson dele-1
gates never wavered in their faith
in their nominee, and in the pro
Bryan only lost his temper
once. . That was yesterday, when
the Missouri delegation offered
him an open, gratuitous insult in
the convention hall.
Wilson gained inch by inch.
There was no trading, no dicker
ing. His votes weer gained py
William Jennings Bryan.
ones, and twos, and' threes un
Yesterday afternoon Wilson
took the lead over Clark for the
first time. And with each ballot
he increased that lead a little.
The Clark-men were furious.
They swore .that they would not
permit the nomination of Wil
son. They said they could con-
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