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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 24, 1912, Image 4

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But Lea says that Clark can't
-deliver all his votes.
Wm. B. Reinhardt, Ohio dele
gate, openly asked William Jen
nings Bryan to run for president.
"I don't want to embarrass
you," said Reinhardt, "but we
want and nee'd you."
"Fye. got something more im
portant on," replied Bryan. We
want you with us in this fight of.
the progressives for temporary
The talk of Bryan for president
grows all the time.
Pennsylvania Wilsondelegates
openly demanded the support of
the New Yorkers today.
When New Yorkers laughed at
them, they cried : "Support us in
our progressive fight, or we'll
jam Bryan down your throats."
Chairman Mack, of the na
tional committee, friend of Park
er, and Hall, Neb., friend of Bry
an, appointed by committee to
see Bryan and Parker for com
promise. One compromise suggested
was that Bryan should make key
note speech as temporary chair
man, and Parker serve as per
manent chairman.
Friends of the Commoner say
he'll never stand for this arrange
ment. Tom Taggart, Ind., was the
man who suggested a compro
mise attempt.
Taggart is one of the most re
actionary of the bosses. ' It looks
as if those gentlemen were scared
at Bryan's fighting front.
, Or else they're scared that
CTariE' Is going to be forced to de
clare himself openly.
Bryan himself will be the reso-.
lutions committee. Progressives
say he'll force through radical
progressive platform no matter
who may be the nominee.
Pennsylvania delegation, late
today, ,voted 59 to 6 to oppose
Parker for temporary chairman
should the national committee ap
prove him.
The Alabama delegation, pledg
ed to Underwood, followed by of
fering its support to Bryan
should he fight Parker on floor
of convention.
A few minutes later the Texas '
deelgation sent written protest to
Col. R. M. Johnson, Texas na
tional committeeman and mem
ber of sub-committee, on his vote
for Parker.
Mayor Carter Harrison of Chi
cago arrived with his instructed
Clark delegation. He immediately
announced he couldn't stand fpr
Former Gov. Francis, Mo.,
said: "The Clark men haven't de
cided whether to stand for 'or
against Parker. We are up in the
Sen. John W. Kern, Ind., Bry
an's running mate in 1908, would
not say where he stood on the
Parker question.
The Wilson men are systemat
ically canvassing unin strutted
delegates and delegates instruct
ed for other candidates.
Sen. Works, California, Repub
lican, visited Bryan. "I don't
suppose you want to talk to a Re
publican just now," he said.

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