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itiouMd: "I rise t& a point of or
der. I claim the steam roller is
exceeding the speed limit."
This was white Taft deelgates
were beifig seated in bunches.
Little Eiihu Root grinned at
Howard: "The point is well tak
en," he said, "but the reason lor
the speed is that some of us Want
to get home by Sunday."
Mrs,, William J. Bryan sat
alongside her distinguished hus
band in the press box today. He
seemed interested in the proceed
ings. Bryan leaves for Baltimore to
Start his scrap with barker this
When the time to vote ort the
Washington contests came, the
Roosevelt delegation began sing
ing: "John Brown's Body.u
As this didn't seemo make a
real hit, an ihsplred member of
the Wisconsin minority "began
singing: "Nearer My God to
Hugh T. Halbert, of Minne
sota, got up to remark that the
people of Washington would be
"robbed nf their rights" if Roose
velt delegates were not seated.
In the debate that followed,
Cady, of Wisconsin, felr called
upon to tell all the world that his
state would support the nominee
of the convention.
This led Halbert to remark
that he would nbt support the
nominee of the convention, and
hoots, and jeers, and booes, and
hurrahs rang through the hall.
"The Republican party can
stand defeat with honor, but
never with dishonar," saj Hal-
Ibert. "Will not the delegation
fr6m New York kindly seat the
Roosevelt delegates from Wash
The delegates from New Yofk
ahoujed that they would not
abounve minutes later.
Tt Roosevelt was still Smiling
broadly when he cam! from His
apartments in the Congress to
day. "Stick to 'eni, Teddy,",
someone yelled. "Sure we'll stick
to emJJ) T. R, cried back.
Number of Roosevelt delegates
bought trolley conductor whlfc
tles with them to the convention
today, and kept tip a continuous,
A Pennsylvania mart, with a
megaphone, got 4 general laugh
by shouting i "t nominate Jim
Watsoh for coroner,"
A big Tejtan, who was feeling
good, grabbed little Vie RoSe
water, the' chairman of the na
tiohal cotrtmitteej and carried hint
round the hall in triumph, yell
ing: "Look at the bfefet little en
gineer we ever had," thus bring
ing Vic back from oblivion for a
"I do not reiease'any delegate
from his honorable obligation io
Vote for me, if he votes at all but
under the actual conditions, t
hope he will not vote at alU"
From statement issued by T.
Roosevelt this afternoon.
This part followed dn a long
chunk about how the delegates
were stolen, arid the roll tainted,
and the bosses crooked, and the
whole world awry.
It eplain& th "ttOtt-pafticipi-