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For Tammany has no hopes be
cause O'Gormart was appointed
O'Gorman is from New York.
But he's a progressive, and he's
for Wilson and he's with Bryan.
At 11 o'clock, the "eliminated"
Mr. Bryan retired to his rooms to
draw up the Democratic party's
Some of the things the Bryan
Democratic platform will con
demn are these:
The "gag rule" for government
erriployes; competition between
"free" and convict labor; the su
preme power of-courts in injunc
tion and contempt cases.
Some of the things the plat
form will declare for will be :
Primary elections; direct elec
tion of senators; generous work
men's compensation law; tariff
for revenue only (this only prob
able); and a "seamen's relief"
Gov. Harmon, of Ohio, said to
day .positively that he was not
out of the race, and that his name
would, be presented.
Harmon has only 30 votes now.
The smashing of the unit rule
took 18 from him and gave them
Bryan began the day by giving
out a statement from his bed
room that the fight "was already
half won;" and that there would
be something doing" every .min
ute during the day.
There were more women on
hand at the opening of the .con
vention today than ever before.
.They were hoping for oratory.
. Mrs, W. H. Taft, wife of the
president, was one of the earliest
Hardly any of the delegates
were on hand at the opening hour.
They were all recovering from
last night's session. '
Judge Parker blew in at 12:20,
and requested the police to clea'r
the aisles. The police couldn't."
Because many tickets were mo
used at previous sessions, the
committee issued a new supply
today. Thus there were twice ds
many tickets as there were seats,
and a beautiful ihess as the result.
A report was current that Fran
cis J. Heney had told Bryan there
would be no third party if Wil
son were nominated. Bryan de
nied it. r
Champ Clark boomers tried to
attach Clark pictures to all tate
standards. This nearly started
At 12:43 Judge Parker called
the convention to order.
The convention did not come to
order. Parker begged it to by
megaphone. No results.
"The delegates are in order, but
a very considerable portion of the
audience is not," shouted Parkdf.
Delegate V. C. McCormick,
Pa., presented the minority re
port of the credentials commit
tee objecting to the unseating of
the Wilson in favor of the Clark
delegates from South Dakota.
"The action of the committee
is in absolute defiance of the pri-
mary law," said McCormick. -
A little later, echoes of Chicago1
came from Crane, of Tex. : "The
seating of the Clark men in So.
Dakota would be robbery pure-