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3 Bennett Clark, the speaker's
.son, was here, there and every
where on the floor, leading the
Icheering and encouraging it.
But the demonstration was con
fined to delegates and alternates.
The galleries had no part in it.
They' just looked on and smiled.
t An elderly dark rooter tried to
turn it into an old fashioned re
vival meeting by singing "All
.Hail the Power of Jesus' Name"
through a megaphone.
. This was highly amusing to
4he New York delegation, which
sat passively in its seats through
out, and the revivalist gave it up.
The demonstration lasted just
exactly one hour.
Connecticut was the next to
,place a name in nomination
Ifhat of Governor Simeon EBald
Svin. c, The Connecticut delegation
jvas small, but they made a good
'showing in the demonstration
nd used up 15 minutes of good
When Delaware was called, she
sgave way to New Jersey, and the
fireworks were cut loose the min
"ute John E. Westcott, N. J., was
recognized to name Wilson.
tJ This time it didn't start with
3the delegates. The galleries rose
en masse. Wilson litographs
,were hoisted on umbrellas, canes
jand fishing poles. The, cheering
rocked the armory.
The Delaware and Ohio dele
gations were the first to catch the
, contagion on the floor. It spread
,like wildfire through the progres
New Jersey,didn't get up to lead
1 a parade for some minutes. When
it did the roar was deafening, and
the galleries weer making as
much noise as the delegates.
At the end of one hour, a huge
ten-foot lithograph of Wilson
was hoisted to the platform, and
the cheering went on as if it
would never stop.
The demonstration was the
longest of the night it lasted
just 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Indiana was called at 4:40 a.
m. Sen. Ben Shively presented
the name of Gov. Marshall.
The Marshall crowd was small,
but they had a band hidden in the
hall all night, and they produced
it, to the tune of "On the Banks
of the Wabash."
The band did much to cheer up
the tired, sleepy delegates.
The first light of dawn was be
ginning to streak through the
dirty armory windows by this
time. The delegates were a sight
coatless, collarless, sweaty,
The men in the galleries were
just as bad. But the women look
ed as fresh as if they had just got!
Gov. Brewer, Miss., with his
long flowing gray hair streaming
down his back, tried to make a
lengthy speech in eulogy of Un?.
The tired delegates poked fun
at him. Brewer got sore. He ask
ed if they refused to hear him.
"You bet we will," yelled a full
throated Missourian. "We've had
too damned much wind-jamming
But Brewer insisted on going