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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 28, 1912, Image 5

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on with his speech to the end.
When North Dakota was call
ed, S. J. Doyle climbed to the
platform, read letter from Gov.
Burke withdrawinghis candidacy
and then seconded Wilson's nom
ination. M. A. Daugherty, Lancaster,
O., put Gov. Harmon's name be
fore the convention. While he
talked, the galleries began to
stream out the doors.
Hal Flood, Virginia, felt called
upon to get oratorical in second
ing Underwood's nomination
And he insisted .on speaking al
ihoug he was begged to "cut it
out and let's go home to break
fast." John Walsh, of . Wisconsin,,
tried to speak for Wilson. The
delegates yelled at him to "cut
oufthe hot air.
The delegates were tired, and
their nerves were all on edge and
they'd had enough oratory for
one night.
Most of them thought they'd
had enough whejidBryan " was
through last nighlf2
The nominating'speeches were
all very fine spread eagle fire
works stuff, with all sorts of fierce
denunciations of those traitors,
the members of the Republican
party. "
At 6:44 o'clock .this riiorning a
vote on the nomination was or
dered. It resulted: Clark, 440 J ;
Wilson, 324; Harmon, 148; Un
derwood, 117; Marshall, 31;
Baldwin, 22; Sulzer, N. Y., 2, and
Bryan, 1.
The complimentary t vote to
Bryan came" from Ohio; Sulzer
dre whis two from Alaska. i
OUie James read off the count
at 7:12, and 7:15 the convention
was adjourned until 4 o'clock',
and the delegates went to their
hotels and bed.
GOING TOO FAST '
Sir J. Crichton Browne, re
nowned mental expert, has set
Britishers to quaking with some
facts and figures on lunacy. Iji
1910 England had under care
133,157 persons declared to be ijl
sane, an increase of 262 per' cent
in 50 years, while the population
has increased by only 85 per cent,
and, declares Sir Browne, it's
largely because the English are
acquiring the American spirit of
"hustling.!'
The "burden of bread winning
is being transferred from muscles
to nerves. Moreover, moderji
transportation is aiding in the
general nervous breakdown.
Every time you dodge an auto
mobile or a street car, a sudden
sharp demand is made upon your
nerves. Ordinary city life is be
coming more and more full of
such demands, and hence, the
lunatic asylums are filled up.
Heredity and disease have little
to do with it, says Sir Browne.
The English speaking races are
simply going it too fast.
Well, we don't know much'
about this matter, but if you add
to the folks made lunatic by,
dodging cars, autos a'nd cycles,
the people who drive those ma
chines, we can account for sotne
of the increase in lunacy, any
how. -
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