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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 19, 1912, Image 3

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accord with strict party proced
ure' said Morris.
"Th6y say there was fraud. I
throw the charge, into their
teeth," Morris yelled.
Nobody knows if the charge
lapdefd, but anyhow, "it didn't
draw blood just a lot of laughs.
Thomas H.Devine of Colorado,
slated by the Taft crpwd for
chairmanships of credentials com
mittee, followed Morris.
When Devine got on his feet
the real -fun started. Roosevelt
men began booing, jeering, yell
ing an dhissing at-the top of their
Devine, talked about the1 situa
tion in" Texas', coining a fev
more names for Cecil Lyon, the
national committeeman and
Roosevelt leaderfrom that state.
! Devine could hardly speak two
words without farcing yells of
iar! Liar! Liart" from the
Rqosevelt men.
And every yell from the Roose
velt camp was answered , by a
cheer from Taft men. It was pan
demonium. Root blew down to the edge of
the platform and said he would
haye-order if he had to clear the
hall of every delegate.
Hf. M. Moore, of Texas, who
seemed to be making most of the
noise, caught Root's attention.
Root p'ointed his gavej at .Moore,
and told him he'd throw him out.
George W. Perkins, the Roose
velt cash box, was leading the
booing up in the gallery.
C. C. Middletonf of Texas, took
the floor next to answer Devine's
John Mackayof. Detroit, fol
lowed Middletonv Mackay men
tioned Taft's.nanjkj and there was
a wild outburst of cheering, led
by Charlie Taft.
As the afternoon' wore on, t;he
speeches dragged 0ut. . The dele
gates were tired. No one was
very interested, , and everybody
thought it was much, more fun to
yell, or jeer, or bop than to listen.
Congressman ' Watson, of In
diana, closed the1 near-debate for
the Taft people. , Roosevelt men
greeted him as "the man who
made Indiana Democratic."
The wildest, cjraiiest demon
stration of the' day,opcurred when
Watson said that' Hadley was
willing to have tHe contests go to
the credentials committee.
Delegates climbed on chairs
and yelled their 'heads off. New
Jersey crowd seized their banners
and started a parade around the
hall. Missouri -ipen fell in be
hind, then Nprth; Carolina, then
Kansas, then Nebraska.
"Looks like they might stam
pede for Hadley' whjspered
Chauncey Depew to Wm. Berri,
who was standing alongside him.
And it surely did. The yelling
went on for ten minutes straight.
Wilson and Hadley stood beside
each other, both smiling. And
everyone in the hall was half
crazy with, excitement.
Lady (entering shoe,store) "I
would like to lbok at some num
ber twos." ,
New Boy (anxious to show his
knowledge) "Yes'm; most every
one looks a,t number twos first"
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